Ring in the New Year With Bikes, Trains
Hit the ground rolling for New Year's with a bike ride.
We know it can be hard to find things to do around the area on a holiday weekend. That's why we did the searching for you as 2010 turns to 2011. Here is a list of things you may want to check out for New Year's. More information about the events, along with addresses for the venues, can be found by clicking the links.
- End/Start the Year on a Bike–If you're like a lot of people, you are looking to get in shape as part of your New Year's resolutions. Taking a bike ride on New Year's Day could be a good way of starting that. Head to Marty's Reliable Cycle in Morristown for the Saturday Morning Road Ride on Saturday at 8 a.m. for the 20-mile ride. The shop's ride calendar says the ride will start at 8:30 a.m. The event listing says the pace will be at about 16 to 17 mph and that it is open to to everyone. Watch the weather, however, because rain or snow cancels the ride.
- Train Display–Trains have been synonymous with the holiday season. So you may find it fun to finish out the year by checking out the Tri-State Railway Historical Society's train display at the Morris Museum. Though the museum is closed on Saturday for New Year's Day, it will be open on Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
- Coin/Stamp Collector's Paradise–If you are a collector of coin currency or have an extensive taste for rare and special stamps, there is a place for you to go on Sunday. The Parsippany PAL will be the host of coin currency and stamp show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Win an iPad from Patch–That's right, you can win an iPad just by being a Patch reader. Our Bridgewater site is the host of a giveaway, but you need to sign up by the end of the year! Your deadline is 7 p.m. on Friday, New Year's Eve, to head to the link above and follow the directions. You could be the one lucky winner to start your year off with a brand new shinny piece of technology.
- Last Chance to See Performance–This weekend is the final time you'll be able to see the production of "I Capture the Castle" at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison. The romantic comedy for years has been a beloved mainstay of the British stage. The final shows are on Friday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.