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In A’ La Art’s walk-in studio, art-savvy staffers share technical tips and aesthetic advice as they mingle with visitors painting pottery, molding clay, and arranging fused-glass projects. Patrons can customize plain bisque pieces—selected from an array of hundreds—with stencils and stamps before daubing on food-safe paints and glazes. Alternatively, they can layer iridescent patterns of colored glass beads onto clear glass bases, creating fused glassware such as bowls, plates, or one-use hammers. Experts kiln-fire completed work, which patrons can pick up roughly a week after their studio time.
832 Route 15
Jefferson,
NJ
US
Established: 2011 Reservations/Appointments: Recommended Staff Size: 1 person Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours Handicap Accessible: No Parking: Parking lot Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Open play Recommended Age Group: Toddlers and kids up to 4 years old Pro Tip: Socks are required for our playroom. Q&A with Maria Riso, Owner/Instructor I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience? Just wear comfortable clothing [and] socks, and bring a camera to capture some great pictures of your child. As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected? I am certified and have taken CPR and emergency first aid for infants/toddlers/adults. What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special? Just plan on having fun. Monkeydoodles Playroom is a safe environment where children up to the age of 4 can play and socialize with other children. We offer Mommy & Me classes, art and fitness classes, [and] open-play sessions. Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover? We have extended hours during the week and on weekends so working families can also enjoy some special play time with their children.
832 Rte. 15 S
Lake Hopatcong,
NJ
US
Whether you want to perform tricks on a wakeboard, balance on water skis, sail over wakes in a tube, or flip 360 degrees on an air chair, Lakeview Marina can fulfill your needs. The company rents out watersports equipment and speedboats?manned by drivers who know how to make an outing exciting?and its owner, Steve Halperin, is certified to teach any watersport. Lakeview Marina also has options for those who want a more relaxing day on the waters of Lake Hopatcong, which is less than hour away from New York City but a world away from its bustling traffic and Godzilla attacks. The marina supplies these patrons with kayaks and standup paddleboards for some self-directed leisure time. Alternatively, guests can head out aboard a Grand Entertainer pontoon boat for an hours-long floating party. During these trips, the captain ferries parties around the lake on a boat that comes fully equipped with a bar, grill, refrigerator, margarita maker, and sound system.
2 S Beach Rd.
Lake Hopatcong,
NJ
US
Snack on tasty pub fare at Long Valley Pub and Brewery, a local favorite. If slimming down is on the agenda, note that the food here is anything but low in fat. Round up the whole gang and reserve the private room at Long Valley Pub and Brewery — it's the perfect spot for a big party to gather and celebrate. Whether it's just you and a date or you're bringing the whole gang, it's best to call ahead and make a reservation. Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code. Long Valley Pub and Brewery prides itself in its delicious catering. Complimentary parking is provided in the lot next to Long Valley Pub and Brewery. Cyclists are in luck. Long Valley Pub and Brewery provides bike parking. Customers should be prepared to spend around $30, but more importantly, they should be prepared to enjoy a great meal. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Long Valley Pub and Brewery.
1 Fairmount Rd
Long Valley,
NJ
US
Reservations/Appointments: Required Established: 2014 Staff Size: 2?10 people Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours Parking: Parking lot Handicap Accessible: No Brands Used: Zapata Racing Flyboard Recommended Age Group: Adults Jeff Burr, owner of Fly High Watersports, describes his flyboards as "the closest thing to human flight." The devices project a powerful stream of water, capable of lifting a person up to 40 feet in the air or propelling them through arcing dolphin dives. Of course, Jeff doesn't expect people to just intuit their way through using the flyboards. He and his staff of certified instructors provide hands-on training, teaching customers how to do the coolest tricks and say "What's up?" in whale before unleashing them into the waters of Lake Hopatcong.
139 Nolans Point Rd.
Lake Hopatcong,
NJ
US
Flying Lead Change is more than just a place where horses can live in comfort; it's a place where people can come to learn about riding and horsemanship. Originally from England, where she learned to ride, owner and instructor Jo Harrison has created a safe environment that both caters to new riders and reignites the passion of experienced equestrians. Lessons follow the curriculum of the British Horse Society and United States Pony Club, rewarding students with achievement patches as they advance in their knowledge of the animal, riding styles, and tacking procedure. Flying Lead Change offers regal boarding accommodations that feature a heated barn, 12’x12’ matted stalls with windows, 18 pastures, an Olympic-size outdoor ring, and a special area where gymnasts can come to re-shoe their pommel horses.
55 Bartley Rd.
Long Valley,
New Jersey
US
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