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May 2018

K CON 2018: The Korean Youth Culture Fandom Event Returns!

K Con 2018 is ready to bring all things “Hallyu” back to New Jersey!

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The inaugural event may have just taken place six years ago, but the upcoming celebration of popular Korean-culture at the Prudential Center is set to turn the “Hallyu”, or Korean Wave, into a tsunami! Now in its seventh year, K CON 2018 USA will continue its trademark of being part convention, part musical festival, all the while being fully dedicated to celebrating the best of Korean entertainment, cuisine, fashion and a myriad of other cultural entities. Last year, K CON NY was attended by more than 43,000 fans, and it is expected that the number will only continue to grow this year.  

KCON 2018 NY will return to Newark’s Prudential Center for the fourth consecutive year on June 23-24, 2018. Activities and different expositions, with a focus on Korean beauty, will be held throughout the two-day event. From food tastings and product demonstrations to panels and meet-and-greets, there will be fun-filled events for everyone, from the biggest “Hallyu stans” to the KPop neophytes who are still rocking out to “Gangnam Style”! When night falls, this convention turns into a concert event not to be missed, with many popular Korean acts still being added to the final line-up.

So, are you all ready to rock your biggest “eye smile” when K Con 2018 at Prudential descends upon the East Coast? The Wilshire Grand is conveniently located just minutes away from the Prudential Center, and is the perfect home base to unwind, relax and bask in the afterglow of your personal Hallyu experience. Whether traveling from afar or just a few miles down the road, we invite you to come spend the night with us, ensuring that your KCON experience is comfortable and stress-free. The Korean Wave is almost here, and The Wilshire Grand NJ is ready to ride it out with you! 


Plan Your Father's Day Celebrations in NJ

The summer weather is perfect for fun outdoor activities to celebrate Father's Day in NJ. 

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What's Happening on Father's Day 2018 in NJ?

Head to Nutley for the Father's Day Street Fair on June 17th from 10 AM to 5 PM. This annual event features over 125 vendors along with live music, entertainment, attractions, and delicious food. Kids can enjoy several rides, a rock climbing wall, and other activities.

Treat Dad, or the father figure in your life, to a delicious brunch with beautiful views of New York City aboard the Spirit of New Jersey. This is a great activity that the whole family can enjoy, and everyone will love the chance to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful summer weather while cruising along the river. 

Get Ready to Celebrate Father's Day in NJ all Weekend

With so many Father's Day celebrations in NJ to choose from, make a long weekend out of the holiday. Plan a fun-filled Father's Day weekend in New Jersey and consider staying with us at The Wilshire Grand NJ.

Our full-service hotel is the perfect place to plan a relaxing getaway with dad or any father figure in your life. At The Wilshire Grand NJ, we offer many amenities and we aren't far from several attractions.


Come See a Show at SOPAC This Summer

This summer, we recommend you come see a show at SOPAC. They put on some of the best productions you’ll ever experience.

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Shows You Should See This Summer at the South Orange Performing Arts Center

Summertime is the perfect opportunity to go out with friends and enjoy some entertainment! Here are just a few of the shows you need to see at SOPAC this summer:

Savion Glover & OUT’KNiGHTz

Are you ready to witness the best tap dancer who has ever lived? Then you need to see Savion Glover, who is celebrating 33 years as a tap dancer and choreographer. The show will be on May 19, 2018 at 8 PM and is a Director’s Pick.

Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir

If you’re interested in Performing Arts in NJ, you need to check out Broadway Show Choir. They perform full song-and-dance routines from acclaimed shows on Broadway, including Newsies, Hairspray, and Rent. The performance will be on June 30, 2018 at 8 PM.

Gallery Exhibit: INSPIRED MINDS

The South Orange Performing Arts Center is proud to present Inspired Minds. This exhibit is a celebration of young artists in the area who are incredibly talented. The exhibit runs through August 17, 2018.

The Wilshire Grand Hotel Welcomes You and Your Entourage

Will you be able to come to South Orange and enjoy some of these incredible Performing Arts showcases? If so, we welcome you to stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel. At the Wilshire Grand, you will have a comfortable place to call home during your time here. You can even bring your pets! We offer incredible amenities, including free WiFi and a complimentary breakfast for you and your family.

All of us here at the Wilshire Grand NJ hope to see you soon!


Learn About NJ's History – Tour Historic Morristown

Are you ready to learn about NJ's history? Tour historic Morristown for an authentic East coast experience you won't forget.

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Historic Morristown Tours Make for an Interesting Weekend.

Morris County is one of New Jersey's best kept historical secrets. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy some historic Morristown tours: walk in the founding father's footsteps past landmarks and amazing colonial architecture.

Discover Morristown: People and Places allows you to stroll with author Bonnie-Lynn Nadzeika as her book essentially comes alive. Bonnie-Lynn will put names to faces of crucial landmarks and explain their cornerstone history.

With Discover Victorian Morristown, local expert Karen Ann Kurlander will walk you through the historical district with incredible buildings dating from 1850 to 1910. You'll also learn about the Victorian-era's social customs and "painted lady" houses.

Discover Colonial Morristown is a similar walking tour led by Alexander Hamilton expert: Pat Sanftner. This exciting tour takes you past key sites of the Revolutionary War.

Head over to the museum at Morristown National Historical Park for the Presidents and First Ladies special presentation. Patrons will browse interesting documents and collections from the Revolutionary War era.

Get Ready to Tour Morristown and Learn About NJ History with Wilshire Grand NJ

If you're planning a trip to New Jersey, consider staying with us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel – we're just a short drive from Morristown in West Orange. We offer excellent dining options and plenty of special packages to fit your travel needs.


Enjoy the Spring Art Walk in Montclair Center

Warm weather is here, it's time to get out of the house and take a stroll through the Montclair Spring Art Walk.

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What's Happening at the Montclair Spring Art Walk 2018?

Over 50 local merchants will participate in the Art Walk this year. This bi-annual event will feature live music, food, art, fashion, shopping, and plenty of culture with community involvement.

A wide variety of museums, galleries, photographers, and studios will participate in the Spring Art Walk in Montclair this year. Artists include 73 Pine See Gallery, Portraits by Michael Stahl, and Studio Montclair.

The Montclair Spring Art Walk 2018 will also showcase some niche vendors the town has to offer. Just Kidding Around is a unique toy store with interesting finds that both adults and children will love. {verdigreen} is a home décor shop set on redefining the industry with chalk paint.

Humans and animals can take advantage of the beauty and wellness booths. Lukas and Berube Healthy Pet Markets will be at the Montclair Art Walk. A few local salons are also on the roster including Pure Energy Hair Salon and Parlor Hair Salon.

Don't forget to fuel up for the walk. Vanillamore is an upbeat café with a serious passion for vanilla sweets.

Plan Your Visit with Wilshire Grand NJ

The Art Walk takes place on May 18th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the heart of downtown Montclair.

If you're visiting the Art Walk this year, consider staying with us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel. We're just a short drive from the event and very pet-friendly.