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  • Museum of Early Trades and Crafts
    Step into the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, and it's as if the Industrial Revolution never happened. The museum focuses on the life of farmers, builders, and other tradesman of the United State's pre-industrial age. The main floor thrusts visitors into the world of New Jersey farming families from the early 1800s to provide in-depth information about these peoples' lives as well as showcase woodworkers' planks and various hand tools. The lower level, meanwhile, celebrates the working lives of four tradesman from 1850, including a shoemaker and a distiller. While these permanent displays stand as time capsules of a bygone area, a special exhibit space rotates its features regularly. Only a small portion of the museum's artifacts is on display at a time, but visitors can make an appointment to see items from the full collection, which totals more than 8800 artifacts from 21 different trades. Even without the artifacts, the museum stands as a piece of history, as it's housed within The James Library Building. The building was finished in 1900 and contains stained glass windows, carved stone and wood detailing, and vaulted ceilings that make it the perfect setting to imagine life before Henry Ford invented his flying car.
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    9 Main St
    Madison, NJ US
  • YMCA
    The Summit Area YMCA with its Berkeley Heights location and the Madison Area YMCA serve as community gathering places where principles are put into practice. The cause-driven organizations focus on healthy living, social responsibility, and youth development. The Learning Circle (Summit Area) and the F.M. Kirby Children's Center (Madison Area) take care of babies as young as 6 weeks old, and babysitting services afford parents the opportunity to explore the Y while childcare professionals watch little ones. The Y also aims to keep kids and their families healthy with sports leagues, youth sports clinics, group fitness classes, and a fitness center equipped with a climbing wall, Olympic free-weight room, and a pool. All of the Y’s programs are accessible to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay or perform a back handspring.
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    111 Kings Road
    Madison, NJ US
  • The Language Workshop for Children
    There may be a lot of playtime at The Language Workshop for Children, but don't think the students aren't learning; during classes, instructors use songs, games, toys, and more to teach children the basics of tongues such as French, Spanish, and Chinese. The Language Workshop is the brainchild of François Thibaut, who created the school in 1973 after years of observing how children learned languages. In the same vein, instructors understand that even infants can pick up a second language, and they teach anyone from 6 months to 9 years old in group classes, with private lessons available for older students in certain locations.
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    2 Green Village Rd., 2nd Fl.
    Madison, NJ US
  • MGM Monet
    The Concert Hall at Drew University, located in the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, is a top-quality venue whose precisely designed interior exudes an austere aesthetic atmosphere to complement its bell-clear acoustics. Unlike large outdoor amphitheaters, there is no AstroTurf lawn with hacky sack pits and hemp-woven Jimmy Carter effigies, so all audience members are guaranteed an actual chair and a solid view of the pianist. Great for a romantic evening out, or a lone venture into the mellifluous world of long-dead Europeans, a performance by Ivana Ristova guarantees aural bliss.
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    36 Madison Avenue
    Madison, NJ US
  • Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar
    Settle down with delicious dumplings and other Chinese favorites at Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar in Madison. Life is all about choices, and they are not limited here with plenty of gluten-free and low-fat dishes. On gameday, come here to cheer your team to victory and watch every triumph on the big screen. Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar. Plan your next big gathering at Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar — patrons will appreciate the spacious interior, and there's even a private room for special occasions. Enjoy live music with your food and drinks at Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar as well. You'll want to save quiet conversations for another spot, though — the bar can get noisy. Don't let your weekend plans get spoiled! Be sure to reserve a table if you're heading to the bar on a Friday or Saturday since it can get pretty crowded. Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code. That's right! Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion. You can also grab your food to go. Patrons will love the number of street and lot parking options close to Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar. Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar running under $30 per person.
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    24 Main St
    Madison, NJ US
  • 54 Main Bar and Grille
    A true English-style pub, 54 Main Bar and Grille is a fantastic spot to knock back a pint or two. For your viewing pleasure, 54 Main Bar and Grille also stocks TVs in the bar area. 54 Main Bar and Grille is great for families with kids. Large groups will appreciate 54 Main Bar and Grille for its ability to seat them quickly. Patrons have the pleasure of listening to live music while they dine. A relatively loud bar, this is not the place for a quiet night out. Reserve your table ahead of time if you're heading over to the bar on a Friday and Saturday — it can get quite crowded during the weekend. Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the bar dress informally. If you need to get somewhere fast, the bar also serves up grub to go. For no extra charge, diners can park in the connecting lot. Taste the greatness 54 Main Bar and Grille is serving up with meals around $30. 54 Main Bar and Grille offers a wide variety of payment options, including payment by major credit card.
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    54 Main St
    Madison, NJ US
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