Northern New Jersey
Things to do in Northern New Jersey
Can an indie music-and-art festival founded in the desert near Palm Springs thrive in the land of Bruce Springsteen?The organizers of the annual Coachella festival think so. Their All Points West festival is set to take place at New Jersey's historic Liberty State Park.
Discover Glenmont, Thomas Edison’s 29-room Queen Anne–style mansion. It’s an often-overlooked shrine to the great inventor run by the National Park Service in West Orange, NJ.
1920s burlesque theater turned tapas bar
Cozy bar with a nautical theme
Walk or bike along this 60-mile trail.
New Yorkers who once patronized this 63-year-old restaurant-supply company’s Manhattan location (now closed) know it’s worth the 45-minute schlep to the northeastern Jersey incarnation, a one-stop warehouse for professional-quality equipment.
Top tips: For souvenirs, Agnos loves the gift shop at the Benaki Museum, in Athens, which is filled with ceramics, embroidered stationery, and delicate handmade reproductions of museum artifacts.