At Sesame Place, kids and adults alike meet and play with their favorite furry friends—from classic friends such as Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, and Elmo to newer additions such as Abby Cadabby and Murray. Pose for pictures in a life-size re-creation of the TV show’s classic set, soar above the park in the twirling Cloud Chaser ride, or travel to the outer reaches of the solar system during a children’s-size roller coaster ride on Vapor Trail. After the kids have ridden the rides or seen the giant Christmas tree light and music show, they can sit down to enjoy one of three Sesame Place shows, or take in the Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade.
The park's attractions change with the seasons. In the winter, families gather for the A Very Furry Christmas celebration during select dates between November 23 and December 31. As kids and parents roam the twinkle-lit streets of Sesame Place, beloved characters from Sesame Street will interact with visitors. Plus, Santa in his Furry Workshop brings an extra dose of holiday cheer.
During Enable’s day program, five days of structured activities engage individuals with disabilities, allowing them to volunteer in their local community, interact socially with their peers and other adults, and improve their physical and cognitive well-being. Participants volunteer with Meals on Wheels and visit veterans, or learn new skills such as art, pet therapy, and horticulture. The day program empowers people with disabilities to tackle their goals and personal interests while building a recreational community in a structured environment.
Located at Trenton-Robbinsville Airport, Air-Mods Flight Training Center offers a range of aviation services from aircraft rentals and routine maintenance to flight instruction. Their staff of FAA-certified instructors can acquaint first-timers with the skyways but also assist more seasoned pilots who would like to pursue their private pilot’s license.
Known for helping launch the careers of Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Ray Romano, and others, Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club offers chuckle enthusiasts a plethora of emerging mirth-masters in its spacious showroom. Snag a seat at an intimate table with your closest friend and let laughter experts tickle your funny bone or droll circulatory system. Performances are held Wednesday through Saturday nights, and tickets vary in price depending on the day, running up to $27 per person. Though those under age 18 have the ability to produce audible expressions of amusement, only those 18 or older are permitted to enter and laugh within the premises.
Attracting more than 170,000 art enthusiasts to its events in 2011, the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival showcases original work from hundreds of artisans showcasing everything from handcrafted pottery, sculpture, and metalwork to jewelry, fashion, décor, and photography. Audiences can witness art being made live during educational demonstrations as artisans sculpt clay, whittle wood, forge metals, and imbue baskets with the power of speech. Hungry crafters can also sniff out specialty food items to sample or purchase while dancing across the sprawling venue to the tunes of live music.
In the kitchen of Tavern on the Lake, chefs not only cook pub classics such as 14-ounce burgers with mushrooms and onions but also an upscale house made ravioli entrees with scallops, chorizo, and mascarpone cheese. Meanwhile, patrons sing karaoke tunes, listen to live band performances, or adjourn to the outdoor patio to sip a pint of beer from the full bar.
Husband-and-wife duo George and Sydney Fisch founded The Scuba Connection in 1996, later adding two very special instructors to their facility’s staff: their sons. Brothers Wayne and Jason Fisch helm the five-star PADI Instructor Development Center, where they guide aspiring dive teachers, as well as hobbyists, through all levels of scuba instruction. To further bulk up their school’s curriculum, the Fisches teach a handful of highly specialized courses that explore unique underwater interests, such as videography, wreck diving, and whale-call translation techniques. Technical class offerings include trimix and rebreathers.