No matter the time of year, there’s lots for you and your loved ones to do in New Jersey. When you want to venture outdoors this winter, try out these family-friendly winter activities.
Learn a new sport
You and your family can make the most of snowy weather by taking on a winter sport. If you want to learn to ski, you can head to Campgaw Mountain for lessons. If you’re a more experienced skier, you can visit the popular Mountain Creek. Ice skating is another fun activity that you enjoy at different locations.
Visit a museum
One of the best ways to escape the cold is to spend the day
exploring a museum. The Garden State Discovery Museum has lots of interactive
exhibits where your children can learn about science. The Morris Museum is a
great option for music lovers and features an extensive collection of
mechanical musical instruments.
Your family can have fun participating in indoor activities,
like bowling, no matter the time of year. You can also jump around at an indoor
trampoline park or play games at an arcade.
We at Bell Mitsubishi hope you and your family have a fun-filled winter in New Jersey. Be sure to visit our service department for routine maintenance throughout the season.
Whether you’re the kind of person who likes a
good scare or you’re looking for a more tame experience, Halloween is a perfect
opportunity to have fun in the fall. If you live in or around Rahway, New
Jersey, make sure to hit up these fun, family-friendly events.
Monster Mash Carnival
Every year, the City of Rahway puts on a
Halloween parade, complete with a carnival and costume contest. While the full
details of the 2019 event have yet to be released, last year’s seasonal treat
was held at Train Station Plaza, and various parties sprung up at several local
Taking place in nearby Cranford, the 12th
annual Scarecrow Stroll invites people of all ages to make their very own
unique scarecrow and place it in downtown Cranford. The entry deadline is
October 4th, and voting for which scarecrow is best is scheduled to take place
from October 16th through 31st.
Frazee House Harvest Festival
If you’re interested in something less focused
on the spooky side of the season, the local historic Frazee House hosts a
Harvest Festival every year. Your family will have a blast at the petting zoo,
pony rides, and bouncy house while jamming out to live music and indulging in
festival food from a variety of food trucks.
Halloween Hocus Pocus
Head to Westfield for this yearly event at the
Miller-Cory House Museum for a kid-friendly Halloween party on October 26th.
From a scavenger hunt to cupcake decorating to storytelling, this event for
young children (from the age of three until the graduate elementary school) is
an unmissable fiesta.
Here at Bell Mitsubishi, we want you and your family to enjoy Rahway’s many fall offerings in complete safety. Make an appointment with our service department to get your car ready for whatever adventures the season has in store for you.
For those looking for a fun fall event, consider the
ProgStock Music Festival, which is the only international progressive rock
festival in the American Northeast. Held from October 11 to 13 in Rahway, New
Jersey at the Union County Performing Arts Center, ProgStock is unmissable for
According to ProgStock’s official website, you’ll have a chance to see bands such as 3.2 (featuring Robert Berry), Brand X, SAGA, and Nektar. After each show, the groups will break for a fan meet and greet, giving you an opportunity to shake hands with your favorite prog rock artists. Special sets are scheduled every day of the festival, including one each night with Rachel Flowers and a special guest. There are also nighttime performances lasting until as late as 4:00 a.m. if you want to keep the party going after dark.
If you’re planning on attending this year, be sure to get
your tickets now. The UCPAC Theater will have single-day passes ($85 on Friday,
$115 on Saturday, and $125 for Sunday) as well as a special three-day price of
just $225. Tickets usually sell out quickly, so it’s smart to act fast.
ProgStock has also teamed up with Support With Coffee to
create a specialty coffee for the event. You can have it ground however you
like, and it’s an energizing and tasty way to support the festival.
Join us at Bell Mitsubishi as we congratulate ProgStock on their third year of celebrating international progressive rock artists and fans. Before you head to the festival, make sure your car isn’t due for any seasonal maintenance. If it is, let us help make sure your weekend of music is as safe as it is fun.
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross features safety technology in
the upper echelon of the automotive industry, and the brand recently took home
the award to prove it. The Eclipse earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in its 2019 tests. The IIHS is an
independent, non-profit organization that rates vehicle safety across the
industry, basing its findings on a variety of factors.
To earn a Top Safety Pick rating, vehicles must earn “Good” ratings on the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests, as well as an “Acceptable” or “Good” rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test. Mitsubishi notes that the Eclipse Cross scored “Good” in all six crash-test areas.
“We’re focused on engineering safety, quality and
reliability into every vehicle we build, which is reflected in the IIHS TOP
SAFETY PICK recognition for the Eclipse Cross,” said Mark Chaffin,
chief operating officer, Mitsubishi Motors North America. “Eclipse Cross
continues to impress customers with its distinctive and rugged design, advanced
connectivity features and available active safety equipment that current drivers
desire in the popular compact SUV segment.”
Safety features on the new Eclipse Cross include Brake
Assist, Daytime Running Lights, and Electronic Stability Control. Available
systems such as a Multi-View Camera System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision
Mitigation, and Blind Spot Monitoring also add to the SUV’s award-winning suite
of safety technology.
You’ll enjoy the peace of mind offered by the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross when you take one for a spin at Bell Mitsubishi.
Starting in 1992, Mitsubishi produced a dynamic sports sedan
called the Lancer Evolution, but the popular model was discontinued in 2017
when the automaker decided to focus their business on SUVs, hybrids, and
electric vehicles rather than sports. But plans may be changing.
Information from Japan-based sources has revealed that
Mitsubishi may be resurrecting the Lancer Evolution in the near future. The most
recent iteration of the sedan was called the Lancer Evolution X, so for the
time being, the rumored comeback car is known by the name Lancer Evolution XI.
If the Lancer does return to production, its design will
likely build on Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi’s MF-C/D F4 platform. The sport
sedan’s previous renditions featured 2.0L turbo engines capable of producing up
to 303 horsepower, so it stands to reason that the Evolution XI will have
similar power, especially since the comparable Renault Megane RS houses similar
hardware. The new model will also offer both manual and automatic transmissions
as well as standard All-Wheel Drive.
Despite having been discontinued, the Lancer remains a popular choice for drivers in China. Its continued presence in Asian markets may be a contributing factor in Mitsubishi’s planned resurrection of the sport sedan.
Speculation names Osamu Masuko, chairman and former CEO of
Mitsubishi, as a supporter of the vehicle’s return. Currently there’s little to
go on other than speculation, but experts seem confident that reviving the
performance-focused segment of the Mitsubishi lineup would be a smart move for
the automaker. For the time being, all we can do is wait and see.
In the meantime, get up to speed with all of the currently available Mitsubishi vehicles at Bell Mitsubishi.
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!
With its star on the rise across the United
States, Mitsubishi has steadily been introducing new models to the market with
no plans to slow down. The automaker could come up with entirely new titles for
these new cars, but there is also the chance it could reach back into the
record book to reinstate some well-loved defunct nameplates.
So, what will the names of upcoming Mitsubishi models be? Here are a few possibilities:
Originally released in 1973, the Mitsubishi
Lancer was retired in 2017. The Lancer was responsible for many fond
on-the-road memories for countless American drivers, so there’s a good chance
we see that name gracing a Mitsubishi model in the future.
The Mistubishi Starion was a sporty tourer
sold in the ’80s and early ’90s. It’s possible Mitsubishi will play on people’s
nostalgia and love of the Neon Decade by reintroducing the Starion nameplate.
With whispers of a new Mitsubishi pickup
making their way through the industry rumor mill, there’s a high probability
that any new truck Mitsubishi puts out will again bear the strong name of
“Raider,” which was a pickup model sold by Mitsubishi in the U.S. from 2005 to
Want to learn more about Mitsubishi’s current lineup? Stop by Bell Mitsubishi to test drive the Outlander, Eclipse Cross, or Mirage.
The Mitsubishi brand is always looking to the future. The
compact Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will be one of the first models to wear the
brand’s new design language. The design for the 2020 Outlander Sport features a
bold new grille, a flatter hood, and new headlights.
Updates continue inside with improvements in the materials
throughout the cabin. These include better seat upholstery, new climate control
knobs that are easier to grip, a black headliner, and a new 8-inch touchscreen
Nate Berg, director of product planning for Mitsubishi Motors North America, said to CNET, “Design will be a key strategic thing moving forward for Mitsubishi Motors. We will continue to focus on refining our design.”
Many of the new design features we see in the Outlander
Sport debuted in the Engelberg Tourer concept we saw at earlier car shows. This
design language gives the Mitsubishi brand a more rugged persona.
Under the hood, the Outlander Sport remains the same with a
standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of
torque. Buyers will also be able to choose from a variety of available active
safety features, including automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring, and
automatic emergency braking.
While we anticipate its release, test-drive the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in Rahway, NJ, at Bell Mitsubishi.
Now that the kids are out of school, it is time for some family fun. A great way to beat the boredom and the heat is by planning fun activities. Here are some great festivals near Rahway coming up in July.
Little Falls’ Fourth
of July Street Fair
Head north to the beautiful town of Little Falls on July 4
for a giant block party. Main Street & Stevens will be closed off to
traffic for great food, local vendors, kiddie rides, and live entertainment.
The fun lasts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 4.
Our Lady of Mt.
Carmel’s 28th Annual Feast
Head to Lyndhurst any day July 10-13 to have some great family
fun. Enjoy rides, games, and tons of food. Stay late and experience the “Music
Under the Stars” free concert series. Don’t forget to get your tickets for the
Come to the county fair to learn more about what New
Jersey’s young farmers have been up to. Many local 4H members prepare all year
to show their animals and other projects at the fair. This year’s fair will run
from July 16-20 with lots of delicious food, too.
Stop by Bell Mitsubishi in Rahway, New Jersey, for a closer look at our new and used cars.
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.