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Chol Hamoed trip
« on: March 06, 2022, 07:06:14 PM »
Trying to find a destination within 3-4 hours drive from tri-state area. Most attractions are closed mid-week in April. Any ideas other than Poconos or Mystic?

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Re: Chol Hamoed trip
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2022, 11:42:04 PM »
Similar question: I have a full day (9:30 am-7:30 pm) stopover in EWR on Tuesday of chol hamoed (4/19). Anything interesting to do with little kids within a 2 hour drive?

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Re: Chol Hamoed trip
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2022, 11:59:15 PM »
Similar question: I have a full day (9:30 am-7:30 pm) stopover in EWR on Tuesday of chol hamoed (4/19). Anything interesting to do with little kids within a 2 hour drive?
If you're really from Jacksonville or the like, would just seeing lots of frum people be interesting for your kids?
You can go to a frum neighborhood - Lakewood, BoroPark, etc - and go to a kosher supermarket, hit a minyan factory shul, windowshop, stop off at the kiddie rides set up for chol hamoed, kosher pizza shop...


My niece from out of NY was fascinated at such a large store where everything is kosher in a neighborhood with so many things run by from people - cashiers, schoolbus drivers, etc.
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Re: Chol Hamoed trip
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2022, 12:02:27 AM »
If you're really from Jacksonville or the like, would just seeing lots of frum people be interesting for your kids?
You can go to a frum neighborhood - Lakewood, BoroPark, etc - and go to a kosher supermarket, hit a minyan factory shul, windowshop, stop off at the kiddie rides set up for chol hamoed, kosher pizza shop...


My niece from out of NY was fascinated at such a large store where everything is kosher in a neighborhood with so many things run by from people - cashiers, schoolbus drivers, etc.
That’s likely what we’ll end up doing. Was wondering if there are any specific events going on that we can go to?

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Re: Chol Hamoed trip
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2022, 10:03:07 AM »
Coming from EWR, I'd suggest heading to American Dream mall, about 20 minutes away. There are lots of fun activities for kids - indoor amusement park, ice skating, mini golf, possibly indoor skiing (currently closed for repairs) - and it will also come with arguably the largest number of Jews anywhere in the NY area that day.

Also, wherever you end up for Chol Hamoed Pesach, I'd suggest skipping the pizza shop mentioned above. :)

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Re: Chol Hamoed trip
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2022, 11:02:15 AM »
That’s likely what we’ll end up doing. Was wondering if there are any specific events going on that we can go to?
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Re: Chol Hamoed trip
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2022, 11:16:41 AM »
Coming from EWR, I'd suggest heading to American Dream mall, about 20 minutes away. There are lots of fun activities for kids - indoor amusement park, ice skating, mini golf, possibly indoor skiing (currently closed for repairs) - and it will also come with arguably the largest number of Jews anywhere in the NY area that day.

Also, wherever you end up for Chol Hamoed Pesach, I'd suggest skipping the pizza shop mentioned above. :)
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Re: Chol Hamoed trip
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2022, 03:11:08 PM »


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Re: Chol Hamoed trip
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2022, 09:40:22 AM »

Also be aware that feeding animals matzoh will likely cause disruptions in their digestive system and tzar ba'alei chai is also not recommended.
So if you're going to see farm animals on Pesach, enjoy watching them without feeding them.
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Re: Chol Hamoed trip
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2022, 03:06:21 PM »
Also be aware that feeding animals matzoh will likely cause disruptions in their digestive system and tzar ba'alei chai is also not recommended.

Marror (Romaine) OTOH is great animal food, and likely less than 1/100 of the price in Costco than in the Zoo, (and you don't even have to check them)

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