Looking for fun ways to finish off the summer?
Check out a few of these one-of-a-kind August events around our hometown of
Rahway, New Jersey. And, if you need a way to get there, check us out at Bell
Mitsubishi first, and we’ll help you get behind the wheel of a brand-new
Outlander, Eclipse Cross, or Mirage.
Bop up to Newark for some boppin’ to live
Caribbean music on Saturday, Aug. 17. One Love features all the best sounds
from the Islands, like Reggae, Soca, and Calypso, plus R&B and hip-hop
variations. One Love is a family-friendly event, with bounce-houses, snow
cones, rides, and more for the kiddos.
Every Wednesday and Thursday night is Family
Night at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. The zoo stays open until 8 p.m. to
accommodate the schedules of working parents. Bring your kids for a relaxing
evening at the zoo. Wednesday nights are also “Zoo-vies” night; August Zoo-Vies
include Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse
on Aug. 7, Beethoven on Aug. 14, Dumbo on Aug. 21, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle on Aug.
28. Zoo-vies are free and start at 8 p.m.
Love comic books and nerd-culture? Be sure to
check out RAH-CON on Aug. 10. You’ll be able to buy, sell, and trade new and
old comic books, cards, toys, posters, movies, and more. There will also be
guest artists and writers, plus a variety of food vendors for your snacking
Got any other recommendations on August events
near Rahway? Share them in the comments!
Warm weather is the perfect segue way to getting outdoors.
The abundant amount of hiking trails near Rahway provide you with the means to enjoy
an outdoor adventure. Check out these four paths.
On the South Branch of the Rahway River lies Merrill Park, which stretches over 182 acres. It offers just about everything you could wish for, from playing fields and picnic groves to playgrounds. It even has a variety of farm animals on display within fenced-in areas so your children can learn all about pigs, goats, horses, peacocks, and more.
Hawk Rise Sanctuary
Discover the fauna New Jersey has to offer at Hawk Rise Sanctuary. This ecological preserve spans 95 acres and offers about 1.5 miles of flat trails, which are perfect for beginners and young families. While you’re walking, keep an eye out for a range of native animals.
If you want to go on a hike next to a gorgeous like, then Bicentennial Park is the place to go. This 34-acre park isn’t enormous, but it still offers plenty of natural beauty. Better yet, it’s only 30 minutes away from Rahway.
Mills Reservation resides in Cedar Grove and Montclair. This park consists of over 157 acres with a number of trails to choose from, including four major ones. You can even catch a glimpse of the New York City skyline at the top of one of these trails.
Learn more about the surrounding counties and communities we serve here at Bell Mitsubishi.
Start thinking of fun ways to entertain the kids for spring
break this year. We have put together a list of spring break road trip ideas
near Rahway to help make your planning easier.
Long Beach Island, NJ
If you want a relatively short road trip, then head over to Long Beach Island. This beachside locale is just over one hour away from Rahway, and you don’t just have to hang out at the beach only. Check out local attractions like the Museum of NJ Maritime History, the Surflight Theatre, or the gorgeous views at Barnegat Light, the local light house.
Test your luck in Atlantic City, the Vegas of New Jersey. Head out for a night filled with fun or go for a stroll along the boardwalk. There is always something fun to do in this city, which is only an hour and 40 minutes away from Rahway.
With a slightly longer road trip, you can head to Hershey, Pennsylvania to enjoy the world of chocolate. Learn and watch as the famous Hershey’s chocolate is made, and enjoy Hershey’s-inspired drinks and food. This is the perfect getaway for those who love chocolate and want a fun weekend away from home.
Before you go on that spring break road trip — near or far — stop by Bell Mitsubishi for a service appointment to ready your vehicle for the adventure ahead.
Start making those reservations for your special Valentine’s Day dinner before the day sneaks up on you. If you are making plans in the Rahway area, there is no shortage of exceptional dining options nearby. Here are our picks for most romantic restaurants near Rahway, NJ to try out this Valentine’s Day.
While Christmas may still be over a month away, we bet you have already seen a few people with Christmas decorations and lights already adorning their houses. To help you get in the holiday spirit, here are some of the best places to go for a Christmas lights road trip near Rahway.
Cranbury Christmas Lights
The Shaw family’s home in Cranbury is illuminated with 120,000 lights all synchronized to Christmas music. It is free to watch the light show; however, the Shaws do encourage a donation to the local food bank. You can also secure a VIP spot to watch the lights from when you make a donation of $100. The lights usually run 6-9 p.m. every night between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The address for the house is 128 North Main St.
T&A Sprinklers Light Show
With over 200,000 lights, the T&A Sprinklers Light Show in Old Bridge is a joy to watch. The lights are set to music and are free to watch. The lights start after Thanksgiving and run through New Year’s. You can see the lights at 18 Central Ave.
Edison Light Show
Head to Edison and eat at Charlie Brown’s restaurant. Right across the street, a beautiful home at 225 Plainfield Ave. goes all out with thousands of lights that sync with the music.
If you’re in need of a new family-hauler to travel to and from these festive events, stop by Bell Mitsubishi! We’ll match you with the right vehicle to suit your preferences and lifestyle.
Can you hear hot dogs sizzling on a coal-burning grill? Firecrackers popping from the front yard? The horns of classic cars honking in the early morning parade? You must have drifted off to one of those fond memories of a happy Fourth of July in Rahway, New Jersey.
The hometown of Bell Mitsubishi really comes to life on Independence Day every year, with community events, sunny weather, and an out-of-this-world fireworks display to round things off. This Fourth of July in Rahway, be sure to knock these delightful events and activities off your to-do list:
- Pick up some farm-fresh strawberries, blueberries, and cream from Rahway Farm market to make a delicious American flag fruit parfait.
- Drop your jaw at a spectacular fireworks display, featured in the New Jersey Leisure Guide’s list of best fireworks shows in the state. You can enjoy the bangs and whistles from City Hall on Tuesday, July 3rd. The show starts promptly at dusk, so get there early with your folding chairs and blankets to snag a great spot. In case of rain, a make-up fireworks show will occur on July 5th.
- Pack up your towels, swimsuits, and plenty of sunscreen and head to Rahway River Park for some good old fashioned fun in the sun. Rahway River Park features an indoor and outdoor pool, baseball diamonds, a pitch for soccer and football, picnic facilities, and a playground — all you need for the perfect July 4th!
From all of us here at Bell Mitsubishi, we hope you have a happy Fourth of July!
Rahway is a great place to live or visit. A mere 40-minute drive to New York City, Rahway offers plenty of events to attend year-round. Check out some of these May and June events in Rahway that are worth putting on your calendar.
NYC Vegetarian Food Festival 2018
This year’s NYC Vegetarian Food Festival 2018 is hosted by US Veg Corp and takes place at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York. The eighth annual event includes cooking demonstrations by chefs, kids’ activities, and vegetarian products. With more than 100 vendors and 40 speakers, the convention offers plenty to see and explore, even if you aren’t a vegetarian. Admission runs between $30 and $75 per person. The event takes place on May 19th and 20th.
Ready Set Glow 5k Race
This year’s Ready Set Glow 5k Race takes place on May 24th at Rahway City Hall. More than 1,000 runners coming from eight different states are expected to participate in the race. Participants are encouraged to get creative and wear light-up costumes. Those who choose flex their legs and run this race will receive a shirt and medal.
Relay For Life of Rahway
Relay for Life of Rahway takes place on June 2nd this year. Everyone is invited to this free event to walk in honor of cancer survivors, those who lost their battle, and the caregivers who sacrifice their time to care for those in need. This free event takes place at Rahway River Park Stadium from 11am to 11pm.
If you’re in the Rahway neighborhood for any of these upcoming events, pay a visit to Bell Mitsubishi to see the latest models and take a test drive.
While Elizabeth, NJ has a small-town feel, it’s only a 30-minute train ride away from New York City. With this kind of access, there’s no doubt that there are a ton of fun activities in and around Elizabeth, NJ.
We here at Bell Mitsubishi are very lucky to serve an area like Elizabeth, NJ. While this town has a small-town feel, it’s only a 30-minute train ride away from New York City. With this kind of access, there’s no doubt that there are a ton of fun activities in and around Elizabeth, NJ that are will help you stay busy all year round.
If you’re interested in horseback riding, you will want to check out the Union County’s Watchung Stables. These stables not only offer lessons, but also allow you to rent the gear that you’ll need to have a pleasant ride on one of their bridle paths.
For those that are looking for a sporty thrill, head off to the Big Apple to witness a game. The MetLife Stadium is also about a 30-minute drive from Elizabeth, making it a convenient spot for football fans to reignite their passion for the game; this venue also hosts occasional concerts, so make sure to check out the event schedule here.
Elizabeth is also a great site for history-oriented fun. Take a day trip to Trenton or Morristown, both of which were major cities involved with the American Revolution.
For a low-key adventure, head out to one of the many New Jersey beaches to bask in the sun and enjoy playing in the sand with your family.
If you need even more suggestions for spring pastimes in the area, call or visit us at Bell Mitsubishi for our recommendations.
Staten Island is a great place to live and play. We get to enjoy the benefits of the big city, but with a smaller, more community-centered lifestyle. Now that summer is over, the weather will start to cool down and we will get to experience all that autumn has to offer. Here are a few ways to have fun on Staten Island this fall.
- 1776 Peace Conference Celebration. Right after the Revolutionary War started, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Edward Rutledge met with British Admiral Lord Richard Howe on Staten Island to try to bring an early end to the war. However, the negotiations failed, and the rest is history. Celebrate the 241st anniversary of this event on September 9th at Conference House Park.
- Von Thun Farms. Every weekend starting on September 23rd, you can visit Von Thun Farms for pumpkin picking, a corn maze, pick-your-own apples, hayrides, and more.
- Staten Island Oktoberfest. On October 14th, the Staten Island Marine Corps League will host its annual Oktoberfest. There will be games, live music, food and drink for the whole family to enjoy.
What is your favorite way to celebrate fall on Staten Island? Here at Bell Mitsubishi, we love serving all of our friends and neighbors here on Staten Island during this season.
Summer might be on its way out, but there is still plenty of time to load the kids into your trusty Mitsubishi and pay a visit to one of the many exceptional Staten Island museums. The many curiosity-inducing, family-friendly museums and historical centers are the perfect places to have some fun and get your kids back in the mood for learning before they head back to school.
Here are a few of our all-time favorite Staten Island attractions:
Located right in Tompkinsville, Fort Wadsworth is one of the oldest military forts in the United States. This daunting stronghold used to be impossible to enter (especially if you happened to be British in the 18th-century), but nowadays it’s easy to access: Fort Wadsworth has free admission and is open dawn to dusk.
Historic Richmond Town
This collection of 28 landmarked buildings lets kids and adults alike live like they’re back in the late 1600s, using 17th-century tools and exploring the oldest schoolhouse in America. Richmond Town is open from 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Wednesday to Sunday, with daily guided tours at 2:00 and 3:30 pm.
Staten Island Children’s Museum
Staten Island Children’s Museum is the ideal spot to let your kids run wild to explore and learn. With ultra-fun exhibits and activities, like a real fire truck, insect house, and a functioning foghorn to toot in the Sea of Boats, there’s zero chance of boredom here!
If you think you may need a new transporter to get your brood to-and-fro this school year, stop by Bell Mitsubishi today to see our wide selection of family-first vehicles!