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July 2013

AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! – Playing at the Prudential Center this August!

American Idol fans, you won’t want to miss this exciting event coming to the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. On Wednesday, August 14, 2013, AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! returns to the Newark arena for another hit tour showcasing the season’s top finalists. Treat your kids to an unforgettable experience and plan your stay today. Tickets are now on sale!

AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! at the Prudential Center gives fans a rare opportunity to be up close and personal with their favorite contestants from Season 12. The Season 12 Finalists include Amber Holcomb, Angie Miller, Burnell Taylor, Candice Glover, Curtis Finch Jr, Devin Velez, Janelle Arthur, Kree Harrison, Lazaro Arbos, and Paul Jolley. Also, included in the tour is the 11th Finalist Aubrey Cleland voted on by the Idol fans.

What to expect at AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! at the Prudential Center? Fans will hear favorite songs from the season, as well as a few surprises.

AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! has partnered with The Melanoma Research Alliance. For every ticket that is purchased, AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! will donate $1 to the organization, as an effort to help cure melanoma.

For the latest tour and ticketing information: Click here.

Plan your stay and don’t miss AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! at the Prudential Center, our top family-friendly event in NJ this August. Click here for more information.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel

We’re Ready to Host your Special Event at our Venue in NJ!

Let our attentive staff help make your special affair unforgettable at every turn. At our event venue in Northern NJ, we are skilled at hosting a wide range of celebrations from private intimate gatherings to grand galas with hundreds of attendees. No matter the occasion, we’re ready to host your next event at our venue in NJ.

With a number of different sized event spaces we have the flexibility to accommodate any type of celebration. All budgets are kept in mind and menus can be customized to meet the requirements of your special day.

Whether looking to host a prom, reunion, anniversary party, rehearsal dinner, bridal and baby shower, life celebration, Sweet Sixteen, Quinceanera or holiday gala, our event venue in NJ may be the perfect setting.

Delicious menu options are available for cocktail receptions, buffets or plated dinners. Guests can sip cocktails with friends and colleagues on our cobblestone patio and garden, the perfect backdrop to the day.

Click here to learn more. To organize a private tour of the Wilshire or for more information regarding our packages and pricing, please contact us at 973-736-3240.

We look forward to speaking with you about your event!

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

Jazz in the Garden at Newark Museum!

Do you love jazz? Are you looking for a summer event in NJ? The Newark Museum may have your answer. This summer, the Newark Museum is alive with the sounds of jazz. Jazz enthusiasts and friends can enjoy the 2013 Jazz in the Garden at the Newark Museum on Thursdays, now through August 1, 2013 from 12:15pm - 1:45pm. The annual summer concert series at the Newark Museum in NJ is rain or shine.

The Newark Museum has been presenting all-star lineups for more than 40 years. Every year, Jazz in the Garden takes places in the award-winning Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden at Newark Museum. Come enjoy the 2013 Jazz in the Garden concerts before it comes to an end this August. The upcoming summer performances in NJ include:

  • Duduka Da Fonseca Trio with guest vocalist Maucha Adnet – Samba Jazz and Jobim on July 25, 2013.
  • Claire Daly (Quartet) - baritone sax on August 1, 2013.

For more information about the 2013 Jazz in the Garden, visit the Newark Museum website.

At The Wilshire Grand Hotel, we offer world-class accommodations at affordable rates. We welcome you to plan your getaway with us and enjoy a convenient travel to and from Jazz in the Garden at Newark Museum.

Step Back in Time at the Field Station: Dinosaurs Exhibit!

If traveling with your family and hoping to find the best attractions in and around our NJ area, keep reading! For this week’s blog post, we are going back in time…way back in time! Travel 90 million years into the past and experience a wild journey that your kids will be talking about the entire ride home. The Field Station Dinosaurs exhibit is an oasis of natural wonder.

At the Field Station Dinosaurs exhibit in Secaucus, NJ visitors can watch over 30 life-sized realistic dinosaurs come to life right before their eyes. Learn the fascinating story of the dinosaurs as you migrate through twenty acres of wild, mysterious woods, pathways and mountain trails. Scientists from the New Jersey State Museum confirm that the exhibit features the latest theories and discoveries in the field of paleontology, geology and environmental studies.

The fascinating, robotic dinosaurs are just the beginning. Families can also enjoy kid-friendly activities, games and workshops throughout the attraction in NJ. Interested in learning more? Visit the Field Stations Dinosaurs website.

We offer spacious, affordable accommodations less than 30 minutes away from the family-friendly attractions. Plan your stay with us in West Orange, NJ and enjoy the ultimate journey back in time!

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

Our Favorite Wedding Color Trends for 2014!

Planning a wedding in the warm, sunny months of summer? Or maybe you’re celebrating on a nice, crisp fall evening. Has spring always been your favorite season? Or have you been dreaming of a romantic, cold night in winter. Don’t worry. We’ve covered every season. Check out this week’s blog post, “Our Favorite Wedding Color Trends for 2014!” Sit back, read our blog and get inspired, wedding planners! Now’s the perfect time to begin planning your dream wedding.

Winter: Here’s your something blue! Our favorite wedding color trend for your 2014 winter wedding is royal blue and white. We think this wedding color combo is perfect for any winter wonderland wedding. The possibilities are endless with these two shades. Dance away the winter blues surrounded by eye-popping blue lighting and illuminated candles that will really add to your romantic winter wedding celebration.

Spring: Our favorite wedding color trend for 2014 is eggplant purple mixed with light blush tones. The drastic contrast between these wedding color trends for 2014 can really be a wow factor, especially in the bouquets. Have fun mixing the dark purples and light shades of pink together to make memorable floral arrangements that are guaranteed to pop in every picture!

Summer: Getting married next summer? Think bright and bold for your wedding color combos. Bright yellow and cabaret pink make any décor stand out, in a good way. Celebrate the day surrounded by bright yellow flowers, fresh lemon centerpieces and those oh-so-subtle pops of bright pink. This wedding color trend for 2014 is perfect for an outdoor wedding in NJ or wherever you may choose to celebrate your big day. If you aren’t in love with the bold statement that these two colors can make, we also adore the light pink and gray combo. This vintage look can be adorable for any setting and it’s very romantic, too!

Fall: What comes to mind when thinking of fall? For us, we think fallen leaves and rustic colors such as burnt orange, cool reds and warm yellows. We are in love with this wedding color trend for 2014, especially for the fall. Throw in a few hints of green in your bouquet and you can make a unique floral arrangement for your wedding that just screams, “fall wedding.”

What are your predictions for the top wedding color trends for 2014? If planning your wedding near us in NJ, we hope you’ll stop by our elegant wedding and event venue and explore the options we have available in West Orange, NJ. Happy planning and best wishes!

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel