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Live in South Jersey? Here’s 13 things you gotta do.
There's so much fun right outside your door

#1. See a Movie – Retro-style
At the Delsea Drive-In Movie Theater you can see a flick without getting out of your car. It’s finally open after winter shut-down, so see what’s playing now.

 

#2. Take a Look at the Night Sky
The South Jersey Astronomy Club hosts public sky watches at Belleplain State Forest throughout the year. Telescopes are provided to view planets and other objects passing through… UFOs maybe? (If you’d like to stay indoors and still see the stars, plan a visit to the Edelman Planetarium on Rowan’s campus. Hour-long public shows are held every weekend.)

 

#3. Hop on the Delaware River
Relax on the Delaware River and see the lighthouses and harbors that line the coast as you cross from New Jersey to Delaware (and back) on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry.

 

#4. See a Rodeo
Starting in April, Cowtown Rodeo in Pilesgrove will continue its season of weekend fun with professional cowboys and cowgirls competing in the rodeo circuit. Cowtown also offers a year-round farmers market, open on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

 

#5. Chat with an Artist at Work
At WheatonArts in Millville, you can sit with artists in their studios while they blow glass, carve wood or shape pottery. Ask questions or simply watch creativity in action.

#6. Pick Fresh Fruit
New Jersey is called the “Garden State” for a reason – get outside, and take your family apple or berry picking. Click here to learn more about which farms are open in your area.

 

#7. Make Your Stage Debut
Could performance be your hidden calling? Find out by auditioning for a play with your local theater company. Collingswood, Moorestown, Voorhees and Haddonfield are only a few towns that offer these programs – check to see if there’s a community theater company near you.

 

#8. Get Tuned in to Nature
Stop by the protected urban oasis at Palmyra Cove Nature Center and observe the endangered Peregrin Falcon, or spot hummingbirds and butterflies in the Nectar Gardens.

 

#9. Visit Walt Whitman’s House
Get to know one of the most celebrated poets that ever lived – by combing through Walt Whitman’s original letters and personal belongings in Camden.  General admission is free.

 

#10. Find Your Creative Niche
Whether you’re interested in belly dancing, illustrative drawing, watercolor, or embroidery – Perkins Center for the Arts offers a class for you. View their class schedules and find a new way to express yourself.

 

#11. Become a Master Gardener and Give Back to the Community
Receive in-depth, hands-on horticulture training from the Rutgers-Camden program in exchange for volunteering your knowledge in the community. See if there is a program in your county.

 

#12. Lift a Ladle for a Good Cause
Volunteer at Cathedral Kitchen and serve meals to the underserved population. Email volunteer@cathedralkitchen.org to learn how you can help.

 

#13. Walk Main Street
You never truly know a town until you take a walk down its main strip. You’ll find charming main streets in Burlington, Haddonfield, Collingswood, Moorestown, Mount Holly, Medford and Mullica Hill.

March 2019
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