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Lion Country Safari Florida 5 Stars

Lion Country Safari Our 5 Star Pick Updated Dec. 23, 2016 – Originally published January 2015 Over the years I have visited many theme and amusement parks including those that feature a safari like experience. The one that I love to visit when ever I spend time with my son’s family in Florida is the Lion Country Safari. In December …

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Thousands Attend Coney Island’s 34th Annual Mermaid Parade

Photos, Video by Len Rapoport A 34 Year Tradition That tradition was brought back to life 34 years ago and the Mermaid Parade was born. So it was with great delight and anticipation that I was going to cover the parade again this year. Our correspondents couldn’t make it but my wife and I decided we would do it alone. …

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Ocean Grove Flea Welcomes Thousands

Twice a year the Ocean Grove Chamber of Commerce hosts a fantastic Flea Market.  One is the Saturday after Labor Day the other is the Saturday after Memorial Day.  We attend both each year not because we are the bargain shoppers we used to be years ago when we were younger and all the children lived with us.  Today in …

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NYC Easter Parade 2016 – Way Over The Top

For the past two years we have covered the Easter Parade, aka the Easter Bonnet Parade in New York City. We love this parade now because it herald’s the coming of Spring, with the beautiful daffodils and tulips in bloom and the wonderful and welcome warm weather. Today we planned to cover the Easter Parade on 5th Avenue from 49th …

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Keyport New Jersey’s 11th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2016

It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon, the perfect day for a parade. Our neighboring town Keyport made the day green with their annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Our area boasts a large Irish and Italian population, so one would expect nothing less than a parade to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. We decided to cover the parade this year, our first …

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What Would You Like To See On Our Pages?

We would like to know what you would like to see us publish at the Hazlet News, other then articles on the home and garden. As you can see we cover many events in New York and New Jersey for our other publications and want to publish some or all of them on this site. So take a moment now …

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33rd Annual QuickChek Festival of Ballooning New Jersey, Day 2

  “The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premiere family entertainment attraction in New Jersey. The festival truly has something for everyone!  From twice daily mass ascensions of up to 100 special shape and sport hot air balloons.  Some of the balloons you will …

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33rd Annual QuickChek Festival of Ballooning Fun For Thousands

  “The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premiere family entertainment attraction in New Jersey.  It holds the dual distinction of being a recipient of The New Jersey Governor’s Award for Best Special Event, as well as being designated, for the 6th time, as a …

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New York’s 12th Annual Persian Day Parade Welcomes Spring

2015 Persian Day Parade Celebrates Iranian Culture Article, Photos and Video – Len Rapoport and Andy Peeke April 19, 2015….Many cultures celebrate the change in the seasons but those of Persian or as we know them today Iranian decent celebrate in dance, colorful costumes and a display of their culture by throwing one of the biggest parties New Years parties …

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