WHEN IS THE LAST TIME A MUSEUM collection actually came to you? Probably never, but that’s about to change. The New Jersey Mobile Museum brings the New Jersey Hall of Fame anywhere in the Garden State. “We bring the museum to you,” says Lisa Fielding, partnership director at the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

Designed by Hall of Fame inductee Michael Graves, the mobile museum tells the stories of celebrated New Jerseyans and expands to a walk-through space of almost 1,000 square feet. There is even a replica of Bruce Springsteen’s lyric-laden journal that visitors can leaf through for inspiration. The exhibit is updated periodically. Reservations for the mobile museum, which takes three hours to set up and two hours to shut down, can be made online. “It’s the story of New Jersey’s greatness,” Fielding adds. Visitors from any state are guaranteed to come away enlightened.

October is the month of fall color viewing, pumpkin picking, and pizza. Yes, October is National Pizza Month, and if you’re looking to commemorate the occasion, head to New Jersey.

Others may disagree—let’s make that, others will certainly disagree—but last year Food & Wine Magazine named New Jersey the best pizza state in America, followed by Connecticut and New York in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively. Pennsylvania landed in seventh place and Massachusetts nabbed 10th place. 

 

Kevin Hubschmann is a New Jersey-based comedian who has been making people laugh for most of his life. But after not finding as many opportunities to perform live even before the pandemic, he started hosting popup comedy shows in New York City in 2019 under the business name Laugh.Events (pronounced Laugh Dot Events).

 

Unprecedented times call for strategic measures. With so many planners wondering how best to plan for the event-specific challenges posed by COVID- 19, industry leaders and top associations have stepped up to offer a road map with trainings on everything from cleaning protocols to new contract clauses.