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Listen to These Audiobooks on Your Ride to Work

Spending time driving to and from work each week can sometimes be stressful. However, commutes are also a great opportunity to learn something new or enjoy a good story. On your next commute, listen to these audiobooks to have a more enjoyable ride.

“Will Grayson, Will Grayson”

John Green and David Levithan are both the authors of this young adult novel and the narrators of the audiobook. The novel covers the lives of two characters with the same name and contains fantastic prose that can captivate you on your drives.

“The Night Circus”

“The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern is a fascinating novel that focuses on a magical circus and the interesting characters connected to the circus. The audiobook is narrated by Jim Dale, who also read the audiobooks for the “Harry Potter” series.

“One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories”

B.J. Novak, most known for his character in “The Office,” wrote hilarious short stories that can keep you in high spirits on your commutes. He narrates the audiobook and also has guest narrators, including Katie Perry and Mindy Kaling.

We at Bell Mitsubishi hope you are able to take full advantage of your commutes and listen to these audiobooks. If you’re looking for a new vehicle to get you to work, stop by our dealership to check out our Mitsubishi vehicles.

Family-Friendly Winter Activities in New Jersey

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.   

Enjoy indoor activities

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.

Visit the ProgStock Music Festival this October

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 music fans.

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.

Best Places for a Christmas Lights Road Trip near Rahway

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.

Spooky and Fun Halloween Events near Rahway, NJ

Looking for fun Halloween events near Rahway? There is a lot to do in the area, from scary haunted houses to pumpkin picking. Halloween is a great time to get out of the house, keeping the kids entertained or going on a romantic date — there’s nothing better than crisp autumn air and a few good scares.

According to New Jersey Haunted Houses, there are a wide range of haunted farms, houses, and mazes in the region. For instance, there’s a child-friendly haunted house in East Hanover, adventure rooms in Montclair, and a Halloween party with DJ Camilo in Elizabeth. You might also take a trip to Passaic to visit the famous Brighton Asylum — a truly scary haunted house.

Looking for something closer to home? There’s a Harvest Festival on Staten Island at the Gateway Church from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. There’s also a trick-or-treating event with scarecrow contest in New Providence on Nov. 2.

Looking for parades and costume contests? Check out the Fanwood Halloween Parade. Taking place at the Le Grande Park on the evening of Oct. 31, this event lets you participate for the best costume or watch the parade procession. The parade will arrive at La Grande Park around 6:30 p.m., which is also where you can participate in the jack-o-lantern contest.

There is plenty to do this month in the Rahway area, so we at Bell Mitsubishi suggest you get outside and enjoy the autumn festivities.