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October 2018

Have a Swinging Good Time with The United States Army Veteran Band at SOPAC!

Get ready to “swing” and salute some of our country’s finest as they perform at the nearby South Orange Performing Arts Center.

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Looking for the perfect night out on the town that not only supports a great cause but honors the service of the brave men and women of our country’s Armed Forces? Well then, get ready to swing by the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, November 6 for a trip back in time. Presented in conjunction with the Seton Hall University Arts Council as part of their “Jazz ‘n the Hall Series”, the United States Army Veteran Band at SOPAC promises to be a salute to service with music from the most influential genre in our country’s history – JAZZ!

It don’t mean a thing, if it ain’t got that swing!

The Seton Hall University Arts Council’s mission is to support the integral role of the arts in higher education. Their dedication to preserving musical education provides our local community with many amazing events at SOPAC, including the Jazz ‘n the Hall Series of which this concert is a part of. Enjoying a night of music performed by the United States Army Veteran Band is the perfect way for long-standing SOPAC patrons and newcomers alike to kick off the new year of events at this beloved local venue.

We hope that you will swing on by and visit us at The Wilshire Grand after the show!

If you plan on visiting SOPAC now or in the future, make your night even more special by booking a room with us at The Wilshire Grand NJ. A perfect home-away-from-home for the SOPAC 2018 season, located only a short distance away, the comfort and convenience of our accommodations will provide you a relaxing place to refresh and fully enjoy your salute to the arts!


Enter At Your Own Risk: The Best Haunted Houses in NJ

Halloween fun in NJ isn’t just about the candy anymore, with festive tricks and treats being found all over the state!

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“Oh, the weather outside is frightful!” This may be the opening to a beloved Christmas carol, yet in October, it still rings true.  Now, the fright has nothing to do with snow, and everything to do with the best of Halloween fun in NJ. There are many types of attractions for the whole family to enjoy, such as pumpkin picking, hayrides and corn mazes. For those who want a little more scare with their seasonal NJ Halloween fun, The Wilshire Grand NJ suggests visiting these three local haunted houses:

Bane | Livingston, NJ

If you were making a list entitled “Best Haunted Houses NJ”, this would be on top. Bane, already considered the scariest and most interactive haunted attraction in the Garden State is expanding this year from 17,000 square feet of live action fright to a spine-tingling 40,000 of pure terror! No visit is the same, but be warned – this is not for the faint of heart.

The 13th Hour Haunted House | Wharton, NJ

The escape rooms may be open all-year-round, but this attraction truly shines once Halloween is upon us. Two Floors of Fear is not only the name of their main haunted house but is the perfect description of this innovative attraction.

Haunted Orchards at Demarest Farms| Hillsdale, NJ

A newcomer to the scene, the family-fun at Demarest Farm takes a frightful twist. Not as heart-stopping as the others on our list – take a spooky hayride or venture through their own version of haunted houses NJ.

After actively seeking out the scariest spots to celebrate Halloween in NJ, you will need a perfectly normal and relaxing haven to return to. Luckily, The Wilshire Grand is not only normal, but luxurious, comfortable, and zombie-free. Keep your brain safe, but use it to book a room today!