Roxy’s Best Of… Newark, New Jersey

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Broadway Babies London and Maddie Look Forward to A Chorus Line at NJPAC in Newark, NJ in April 2011

By: Roxy on 08/20/10 @ 7:42 pm

Ever since London and Maddie started their fourth year of Annie’s Playhouse Summer Stars musical theatre camp in Far Hills, NJ, thanks to this year’s Glee theme, my girls have turned into Broadway babies.  We watched the entire first season of Glee over the course of a few weeks leading up to the big show [...]




Spring Is In the Air at NJPAC in Newark, NJ

By: Roxy on 04/21/09 @ 7:41 am

We’re just past a relaxing spring break for London and Maddie, and spring is definitely in the air here in the Roxiticus Valley.  The daffodils are out, the first of the cherry blossoms have popped, and we opened our beach house in Bay Head over the weekend.  Even though Rex has been away in Chicago and [...]




Looking Ahead: Good Times Planned at NJPAC in Newark, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 02/17/09 @ 12:34 am

As my loyal readers know, Rex and I have recently merged our small mergers and acquisitions firm with another Wall Street firm. The transition and my new investment banking role have taken much of my time and energy, and the longer hours and more frequent long commute have had an impact on our whole family.  [...]




London and her BFFs at NJPAC… the Best Birthday Party Ever!

By: Roxy on 02/10/09 @ 9:43 am

London described it as “the best birthday party ever.” Maddie just loved having our own private balcony for ten, looking out over the crowd. Rex said, “Weird… but wonderful.” One of the other moms kept looking for Eloise from the Plaza Hotel… she didn’t find that naughty little six-year-old, but enjoyed many other surprises. I [...]




I Love It When A Plan Comes Together: Celebrating London’s 8th Birthday with Three BFFs and Cirque Eloize at NJPAC in Newark, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 01/12/09 @ 12:16 am

I love it when a plan comes together, and London’s 8th birthday party is well on its way.
Since we moved out to Mendham Township, New Jersey, from Manhattan’s West Village five years ago, we’ve had large celebrations for London and Maddie’s birthdays.  In an effort to get to know the girls’ friends and their families, [...]




A Holiday Treat: NJPAC Promotional Codes for Giselle, Cirque Eloize, and Golden Dragon Acrobats — Deadline Extended to December 30th

By: Roxy on 12/18/08 @ 9:26 pm

If you’re like me, with less than a week until Christmas, you may have made a list and checked it twice, you may even have it divided into suitable gifts for naughty and nice, but you haven’t purchased and wrapped your gifts for everyone on the list….particularly if you’re still lacking the inspiration to surprise [...]




Paths to Impressionism Exhibit Draws to a Close at the Newark Museum, See It Before January 4, 2009

By: Roxy on 12/17/08 @ 11:21 pm

While I was waiting for my regular New Jersey Transit train to New York City at the station in Bernardsville, NJ, I happened to notice a billboard promoting Paths to Impressionism, an exhibit of French and American landscape paintings from the Worcester Art Museum, at the Newark Museum.  The exhibit is drawing to a close, but you [...]




Think NJPAC for the Holidays… and Save with NJPAC Promotional Codes on Giselle, Cirque Eloize, and Golden Dragon Acrobats

By: Roxy on 12/14/08 @ 4:08 pm

Over on my Roxiticus Desperate Housewives site, I’ve been running a weekly feature called Roxy Saves, where I’ve gathered promotional codes from online retailers and made suggestions for unique and inexpensive holiday gifts. Here at Roxy’s Best Of… I’ve been more focused on the “bricks and mortar” holiday savings available from our wealth of [...]




Ghost of Girl Scout Future: London and Her Brownie Troop Aspire to a Girl Scout Sleepover at NJPAC

By: Roxy on 12/8/08 @ 8:16 pm

This past weekend, London and her Brownie troop celebrated the Ghost of Girl Scout Past, joining Daisies, Brownies, and Girl Scouts from the Mendham, NJ area for an old-fashioned Christmas caroling event out in front of Kings supermarket on Mendham’s annual Holly Walk.  While the girls were belting out holiday favorites like Frosty the Snowman and the Twelve Days of [...]




London and Maddie Have Spoken: Cats at NJPAC Is a “Must See”

By: Roxy on 11/22/08 @ 10:02 pm

Before I share London, Maddie, Rex and Roxy’s thoughts on today’s performance of Cats at NJPAC, I’ll start by saying that there are still some tickets left for the final performance of Cats at NJPAC at 3pm tomorrow – Sunday, November 23rd. If you live in or near New Jersey and have no plans for [...]