Rated P The Musical – Win Tickets for 2!

When we found out Rated P The Musical (playing now till 4/8 at The Westside Theatre, 407 West 43rd Street NYC ) filmed a video at a playground in NJ, we were all over it! We love finding parents great places to play, and when you add creativity and humor, it makes our day! So

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Grove Playground South Orange

Editors Note: I love twitter. Our friend Georgette from Barista Kids tweeted about the video we linked below which featured a playground in it. She then connected me with Sandy Rustin, creator and director for “Rated P for Parenthood” so that I can find out where this funny video was filmed. Link to our

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Turkey Brook Park, Mount Olive


Sunset Dr, Budd Lake

Directions From Route 80 W take exit 26 which is US-46W toward Budd Lake/Hackettstown. Turn right onto Anderson Pl. Left onto Mount Olive Rd. Turn slight left onto Flanders Rd and then right onto Sunset Dr.

Description Turkey Brook Park

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Flanders Park, Mount Olive

40 Flanders Bartley Rd, Flanders

Directions From I-80W take exit 27A which is US 206-S toward Somerville. Stay on 206S for a little more than 3 miles and then turn left onto Main St/CR 613 Flanders. Turn right onto Flanders Bartley Rd and follow for a little less than half a mile.


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Smith Field, Parsippany

Address US-46 & Grange Rd

Directions Smith Field is set off US-46 in Parsippany. From Route 287 take the Smith Rd exit which is 41A towards US-46. Exit on the left towards US-46. Turn left onto Smith Rd and then slight right onto US-46. Turn right onto Grange rd which is just after the Empire

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Mountain Way Park, Parsippany

Mountain Way, between Meadow Bluff & South Powder Mill Rd

Directions Route 10 to Powdermill Rd South (on Route 10 West side.) Continue to top of the hill and all the way to the end of Powdermill Rd South. At end, make a left and Mountain Way Park will be 100 yards ahead on your

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Lake Parsippany Park, Parsippany

Approx 40 Elmwood Dr

Directions Route 10 to Morris Plains/Parsippany. Make a right onto US-202/Littleton. Make a right at the light onto Halsey Road. Turn right onto Elmwood Drive and take to the end of the street and you’ll see the entrance to the park.

Description Lake Parsippany Park has a lot to offer at

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Knoll Park Parsippany

Knoll Rd (at the Knoll Country Club), Lake Hiawatha

Directions From Route 287 take exit 45 (Boonton / Wootton), go straight to the end of the road. Make a right onto Vreeland Avenue, go approximately one-half mile to the bottom of the hill, at fork bear right; 50 yards on the left you

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Orchard Park, Maplewood

Orchard Park is a lovely wooden-style castle playground located in a quiet street in Maplewood NJ. If you have been to the Loop at Watchung Reservation before they started renovating it, it has a very similar look but in a much smaller scale. My friend Bin had recommended it to me as a former Maplewood

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Maple Sugaring 2014 and A special look at Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, Chatham NJ

2014 UPDATE:

Snowy days have not been great on my updating timeliness! Â Want to know where the latest maple sugaring events are happening what’s left of February 2014 and March? Here are a few links to some great nature/environmental centers:

Bergen county:

Tenafly Nature Center Maple Sugaring- LINK here to register ($5/Member $10/Non-members (Children

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