What To Do, Where To Go – List Your Ideas

IMG_2348Looking for something to do with the family? In the forum below, feel free to list your ideas and help others with their Summer plans. (Note: Please post responsibly. Any links or places deemed inappropriate, will be removed).

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57 COMMENTS

  1. I agree with #1, would you get up from Shiva and start partying? There are so many Tzoros in Klal Yisroel, perhaps we should modify our summer plans

  2. You’re right that the summer seems to be half over, but if you read the article it said “For many in Lakewood it begins today.” Bein Hazemin is just starting, and as this is a yeshiva town (although many are not in yeshiva) many people are just starting their vacations now.

  3. what is yhere to do in LAKEWOOD itself.We are on a very tight budge.I know that Golden Fluff has a tour.and there is a petting farm or two .There is rowing on the lakes in town.Any other siggestions???

  4. Can someone post some suggestions for those poor people here? I can’t afford to send my kids to day camp this summer, nor to go to all these places that cost an arm and a leg.

  5. no one is stopping you from getting ona plane and goping to yerusholoyim and thus fulfilling one of the most important taryag mitsvos. we dont live in the age of the vilna gaon – all you need to do is go to the airport, buy an air ticket and you will be there in 12 hours. that is the way to help bring the moshiach

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  7. Poshut peshat is that vacation means a setback a stop and drop of eveything that your in the middle of doing. The torah is not something you could drop and take vacatiom its vehogisau yomeme veloyla so whne a beni yeshiva goes on vacation he takes along his gemora

  8. There are plenty of free or inexpensive places to go with you and your kids. You can go to Popcorn Park Zoo. Its inexpensive for a zoo. You wont be there all day but you could spend about an hour and a half there. Take into account gas and if you take the parkway, tolls. There is the Cape May Zoo which is free but its about 2 hours from lakewood which means gas money and tolls. County parks are free. Spend some time outdoors. Have a picnic. Play ball. Rent a boat and go boating. Go fruit picking at a u pick farm. Longstreet farm in Holmdel is free. Dorbrook recreation area in Colts Neck is free. They have a big playground and other play areas for children. There are many more inexpensive places to go.

  9. All the lakewood parks are beautiful.

    Pine park offers tennis courts, paddleball, and hiking paths. basketball and baseball as well.

    Ocean county park offers many paths and baseball.

    Lake Shanadoa offers trails and soccer as well as rowing and fishing.

    All parks offer swings and play areas, as well as places for pickiniks and bbqus.

  10. I have 1 extra ticket available to Hurricane Harbor (boys night is tonight 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm). $35, first come first serve. Interested? Email me at [email protected] I can come to you or meet you at the park. cash only please.

  11. Manasquan Resevoir has 2 parts to it. The Recreation area which features kayak rentals and a nice childrens park, not to mention nice scenery.
    There is also The Manasquan Resevoir Enviromental Center which has a lot of things which are fun for kids. It is completely free and my kids love it. There is a 45 minute boat ride which costs $4 a person.

    Atlantic Farms is a nice petting farm costs $2 admission per person and you can feed the animals carrots.

  12. If you want to travel to the bronx zoo, on Wednesday, it is FREE ADMISSION! Much better choice than the cape may zoo if you’re gonna travel. And if your ez-pass is registered with CARPOOL (just call ez-pass and tell them that you want to register) go to the cash/ez pass lane, and tell the toll guy “carpool” you just pay 2 bucks for the bridge. II took my kids last week. The zoo will be crowded no doubt, but it is a beautiful zoo, with loads of animals, indoor and outdoor. Of course there are extra attractions to see and that is not free, but there is so much to see, you don’t need to do that stuff. It’s literally 10 minutes over the GW bridge. Totally worth going to. Leave early, zoo closes at 5:00.

  13. Try this its free and Fun .You can swap houses with your neighbor or relative in Lakewood you feel as of your away with the convinience of still being in town without traveling kids and adults enjoy it.

  14. We go to the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. Kids could spend almost a whole day there, just make sure you go on a day that they have the puppet show.

  15. # 25 mentioned Please Touch Museum – it is a great museum but can be pricey if you have a big family. A colleague of mine mentioned that she got a Philadelphia city pass for $100 and she was able to take her family to a couple of attractions in Philadelphia such as the zoo, museums, etc. under the pass. If you are interested you can google Philadelphia city pass. Have a safe and happy summer.

  16. To #27: I checked out the City Pass, and it costs $39 for each kid and $59 for each adult. It’s only a good idea if you want to spend a lot of time in Philly. By the way, if you have triple a you get a discount on admission by the Please Touch Museum and the Camden Aquarium (by Please Touch it’s $12.50 per person).

  17. #12
    Who told you these BRILLIANT IDEAS!!! If you only knew a little history, you would have known that many Gedolim went on”DATCHA” aka vacation & resort towns in the summer month.So before you hack a tchainik about things you dont have a clue about get your facts together! And get a better sense of reality too. Would be healthy for you. Wishing you an enjoyable & relaxing vacation & a ksiva vachasima tova!

  18. No one says that when ppl go on vacation they’re not bringing along their gemoras. This is the most ridiculous conversation I ever saw!

  19. To all of you who lambast vacationing “right after Tisha B’Av”:
    Enough already, you hypocrites! Your holier-than-thou attitudes makes me puke! What is your idea of “kosher vacationing”; going on the Internet??? You guys must be a bunch of Chaim-ites; droids;robots;grungy shleppers. I feel bad for your families: “Tatty, where are we going today? It’s the summer! Can we have a nice family trip?” “No, Berel! If you want you can run around the house a few times! If you want to go somewhere, I will allow you to take out the garbage. But you have to come in right away! I need to know where you are so I can continue posting comments on the Internet. Oh, what is the Internet? It’s a kosher getaway for Tatties.”

  20. yes alot of people take children to chucky chesse,ITS WRONG! its a traif fast food establishment ,its not a place to take our kindelach the stench of the tarfus is overwhelming

  21. DOUGIE’S BBQ in Deal, NJ. An affordable fleishig restaurant that the whole family will love and the kids can even draw on the tables.

  22. I dont want to see you at the Freehold mall, Walmart, Target or shoprite. All those places cook and sell non kosher food that has a smell. How could you go into Walmart when there is a mcdonalds there? Oh, the humanity

  23. Shuls:
    Congregation Degel Israel
    1120 Columbia Avenue
    Lancaster, PA 17603
    (717) 397-0183
    [email protected]

    Congregation Kesher Israel
    2500 N. 3rd Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
    (717) 238-0763
    [email protected]

    Kosher Food:
    Central PA Koshermart
    CentralPAskoshermart.com or call 866-946-9977
    Dutch Wonderland
    2249 Lincoln Highway East
    Lancaster, PA 17601
    (717)392-5111

    Central PA Koshermart
    CentralPAskoshermart.com or call 866-946-9977
    Hershey Park
    Rhineland Food Court
    Hershey, PA 17033

    Franklin & Marshall College
    K.I.V.O.
    Ben Franklin Dining Hall
    415 Harrisburg Ave.
    Lancaster, PA 17603
    (7171358-4663

    Amish Village
    Route 896
    Lancaster, PA 17602
    (717)687-8511
    Hours: 9 AM-5 PM; Sunday: 10 AM-5 PM
    Admission: $8.25; children 5-12: $5.00

    Choo Choo Barn
    Route 741 Box 130
    Lancaster, PA
    (717) 687-7911
    Hours: 10 AM-5 PM
    Admission: 12 and up: $7.00; children 3-11: $4.00

    Crayola Factory Tour
    30 Centre Square
    Easton, PA 18042
    (610) 515-8000
    Hours: 9:30 AM-5 PM
    Admission: ages 3-64: $9.75; 65+: $9.25

    Dutch Wonderland
    2249 Route 30
    East Lancaster, PA 17602
    (717)291-1888
    Hours: 10 AM-8:30 PM
    Discount tickets ordered in advance from CentralPA Koshermart: $28.99
    Combo ticket with Hershey Park: $66 (ages 9-54)

    Hands-On House
    721 Landis Valley Road
    Lancaster, PA 17602
    (717)569-5437
    Hours: 10 AM-5 PM
    Admission: $8.50

    Herr’s Snack Factory Tours
    20 Herr Drive
    Nottingham, PA 19362-9788
    (610) 932-9330
    Tour Hours: 9 AM-4 PM (every half hour)
    Free

    Hershey Park and Hershey Chocolate World
    300 Park Blvd.
    Hershey, PA 17033
    (800) HERSHEY
    Hours: 10 AM-10 PM (selected days until 11)
    Discount tickets ordered in advance from Central PA Koshermart: $40
    Combo ticket with Dutch Wonderland: $66 (ages 9-54)

    Kreider Farms Tours
    Phone: (717) 665-5039
    Email: [email protected]
    By appointment only
    $38/car (maximum 4 people); additional adults: $9.50; children 2-11: $7.50

    Mill Bridge Village
    South Ronks Road
    Paradise, PA 17562
    (717)687-8181
    Self-guided tour of gristmill; free

    National Watch & Clock Museum
    514 Poplar St.
    Columbia, PA 17512
    (717)684-8261
    Hours: M-F: 10-5; Sunday: 10-4
    Admission: $8; seniors: $7; children: $4

    Rockvale Square Outlets (shopping)
    Route 30 & 896
    Lancaster, PA 17602
    (717)293-9595

    Tanger Outlets (shopping)
    Route 30
    East Lancaster, PA
    (800)408-3477

    Waters Edge Mini Golf
    230 N. Ronks Road
    Bird-In-Hand, PA 17602
    (717)768-GOLF
    Hours: 10 AM -10 PM
    Cost per game: $7.75

  24. Rent a camp site @ Allaire State Pk for $20, bring ur whole family, officially 6 ppl limit tho, make a bonfire & cookout. U can spend 4,5 hrs there. The kids love making &building a fire. U can bring a tent & stay overnight ! Happy cooking ! If u wanna do w/ extended family, or friends, rent a group site, limit 60 ppl. Its geshmak !

  25. Please any one know of what to do by niagara falls EITHER SIDE US OR CA and if/where to by kosher food and
    minyan
    plz post TYVM!!!!!

  26. For the doomsayers of which there seems to be an abundance thereof, it says Ivdu es HaShem b’Simcha! It’s not just you, ok? It’s your whole family, the grownups and the kids whom YOU CHOSE to be entrusted with. Smile! HaShem said so!
    You need to keep your eyes where you’re supposed to keep them, looking where you’re supposed to look. The world won’t disappear just because of some people who have lopsided vision. You and NO ONE ELSE are responsible for what you say and see. Watch your eyes and watch your mouf.

  27. The canadian side of niagara fall is much more exciting in my opinion.
    there is the maid of the mist which is a boat that goes very close to the falls. On Clifton Hill thers alot to do including haunted houses, guinness world record museum, wax museum etc. u cant get bored overthere! thers also a sky line tower not so far.
    There are NO Kosher supermarket in Niagara Falls, however products with a Kosher certification may be found in any supermarket. Kosher certifications that may be found in our area are: OU, COR, OK, MK

    Niagara Kosher Pizza
    Location: 4400 Queen Street, Unit 7, Niagara Falls – Canada. 5 minute from the Falls.
    Parking: There is plenty of metered parking along the street. FREE after 5pm.
    Contact Info 289.296.4000 | [email protected]
    More info at http://www.NiagaraKosherPizza.com

    Mendel’s Kosher Niagara
    Location: Mendl’s has relocated to the Grand Ballroom at the Four Points Sheraton Fallsview Hotel, located at 6455 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls – Canada.
    Direction: Upon entering the hotel, take the stairwell or the elevator down to the Meeting Level (ML). Mendl’s is directly across the stairwell and elevator.
    Parking: If you are not staying at this hotel, it is recommended that you walk to Mendl’s. Valet parking at the hotel is $20, with NO exceptions. Hotel Management has gone to great lengths to accommodate us, especially during the peak season. Please respect the hotel staff, and avoid any chilul-hashem.

    Please note that the Mendl’s operates separately from the hotel, and therefore all matters in regards to Kosher food must be directed to Mendl’s only and NOT to the hotel. Likewise, hotel reservations must be booked directly through the hotel – Mendl’s and Chabad do NOT have any special rate with the hotel, nor do we handle hotel reservations.

    Contact Info: 905.357.3502 | [email protected]
    More info at http://www.NiagaraKosher.com

    thers much much more to do……..

  28. Bear mountain park is very geshmack its about half hour from monsey, bbq, fishing, boating, zoo and trails, top of mountain is mamesh beautiful. U can walk the mountain or drive

  29. Its mamash gevaldig to spend some time in Allair park mamash here in lakewood at a bonfire and a blatt gemora with a shtikel reb chaim BTW its reb chaims yartsit today. Since its mamash here you save on gas and not mevatel so much time on driving

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