Roxy’s Best Of… New Jersey

The Best of the State of New Jersey, from entertainment and events to kid stuff (including birthday party venues and summer camp) to restaurants to art galleries and shopping

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Blogging Out Hunger Returns

By: Roxy on 11/1/10 @ 10:57 am

My friend Deb over on Jersey Bites invited me to join the 2nd Blogging out Hunger campaign to help raise awareness and donations for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey — the largest food bank in the state.  Two years ago, when Roxy’s Best Of… New Jersey, Roxiticus Desperate Housewives and Roxy’s Bay Head Blog participated in [...]




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

By: Roxy on 02/8/09 @ 9:03 pm

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 [...]




Bring Out the Cirque! Planning London’s Birthday Party at NJPAC

By: Roxy on 01/7/09 @ 2:50 pm

Happy New Year!  Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2009?
Our family just got the last of our New Year cards into the mail to friends, family and clients, which means it’s time to turn our attention to the next big event on our calendar… London’s eighth birthday. As Roxy’s loyal readers know, we have been [...]




Last Chance! Get Your Tickets to Cirque Eloize, Giselle, or the Golden Dragon Acrobats at NJPAC — Promotional Code Deadline Extended to December 30th

By: Roxy on 12/18/08 @ 8:34 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 [...]




100 New Jersey Bloggers Won’t Let This Bank Fail: Help Fight Local NJ Hunger Through the Community FoodBank of NJ

By: Roxy on 12/14/08 @ 8:22 pm

No matter how you feel about the government bailout of the nation’s largest banks, I think you’ll agree that there’s one bank that we can’t allow to fail: the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.  Over 100 New Jersey bloggers have united to fight local NJ hunger in a coordinated “This Bank Can’t Fail” blogging campaign [...]




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

By: Roxy on 12/5/08 @ 11:58 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 [...]




Don’t Let the Critics Scare You Off… If Your Kids Love Disney’s High School Musical, Don’t Miss High School Musical On Stage At Paper Mill Playhouse Through December 7th

By: Roxy on 11/24/08 @ 11:47 pm

I was too sleepy to post London and Maddie’s review of High School Musical On Stage at Paper Mill Playhouse on the night after the performance, but the girls, Rex and I, along with the rest of London’s Brownie troop, really enjoyed ourselves. I’ve already seen an extremely negative review from Peter Filichia at the Star-Ledger, [...]




Cats Creates Memories at NJPAC in Newark, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 11/23/08 @ 2:02 pm

Midnight, not a sound from the pavement
Has the moon lost her memory
She is smiling alone.
In the lamplight the withered
leaves collect at my feet
And the wind begins to moan.
After weeks of anticipation, listening to the Complete Original Broadway Cast Recording of Cats and learning the songs, the big day had finally arrived. On Saturday afternoon, Rex, [...]




Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jellicle Cats Are Coming to NJPAC in Newark, New Jersey: Tuesday, November 18th - Sunday, November 23rd

By: Roxy on 11/6/08 @ 9:11 pm

Are you blind when you’re born? Can you see in the dark?
Dare you look look at a king? Would you sit on his throne?
Can you say of your bite that it’s worse than your bark?
Are you cock of the walk when you’re walking alone?
Because jellicles are and jellicles do
Jellicles do and jellicles would
Jellicles would and [...]




High School Musical On Stage! Opens This Week at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ, Runs November 5 through December 7

By: Roxy on 11/3/08 @ 11:14 pm

Roxy won’t have to use the stapler after all…our terrific nanny got those “Try It” badges and petals ironed on and sewn onto London and Maddie’s Brownie and Daisy vests just in time… Rex, London, Maddie and I are off to see High School Musical On Stage! with London’s entire Brownie troop later this month [...]