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Weekend in Rockaway, NJ

Once Friday hits, most people are already in full-blown weekend mode. You probably spent the entire week thinking about all the things you would like to do over the weekend. If you live in Morris County, or you are in the Rockaway area, there are plenty of fun things you can do to enjoy your weekend.


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In the heart of Rockaway lives the Rockaway Townsquare Mall, conveniently located at the intersection of Route 80 and Mt. Hope Avenue. The Rockaway Mall is Morris County’s major shopping destination with over 180 stores. Inside the mall, you will find major department stores such as Macy’s, JCPenney and Sears, as well as specialty stores; Modell’s Sporting Goods, Apple and Pandora, to name a few. On the outskirts of the mall, you can find even more shopping opportunities at the Rockaway Commons and the Rockaway Town Plaza. The Rockaway Commons, Rockaways’ newest shopping addition, is home to Best Buy, DSW, and Nordstrom Rack. At the Rockaway Town Plaza, you will find Target, DICK’S Sporting Goods, and Pier 1 Imports. No matter what you are in the mood to shop for, the Rockaway Mall and it’s surrounding shopping centers have a store to cater to any shopping need possible.


Weekends are meant for rest and relaxation. There is no better way to relax then by watching a movie at the AMC Theater, located in the Rockaway Town Plaza. AMC Theater features stadium seating as well as digital projection in all auditoriums. At AMC, your movie choices are almost endless. AMC features AMC independent films, as well as IMAX and 3D movies. AMC Theaters also offer student pricing, senior pricing and military pricing, with valid ID shown. Senior pricing starts at 12pm, while student pricing and military pricing starts at 4pm. This special pricing is available everyday, even on the weekends!

If you are looking for an activity to have fun with your friends or family this weekend, Rockaway Lanes is located a few short miles from the Rockaway Mall at 365 US Highway 46. Rockaway Lanes has something to offer for every age group. Their modern bowling center has kid friendly bumper bowling lanes, lightweight bowling balls and small shoes. Every Saturday night, Rockaway Lanes offers laser light bowling, with black lights, glow in the dark lanes, and runaway lights. Whether you are looking to bowl a couple games by yourself or for an outing with friends and family, Rockaway Lanes is the place to be this weekend!


Brushes and Bisque is a contemporary ceramics studio located at 45 Broadway in Denville, a five-mile drive from the Rockaway Mall. Brushes and Bisque is a place where families or friends can spend quality time together, couples can find romance, and most importantly, come to relax. This cozy studio is a great place to unwind after a long week, and there is no artistic ability required! Make one night this weekend a “ladies night” with your girlfriends. You are more than welcome to BYOB for a fantastic fun filled night of good times and great pottery! Or, if you are in the mood to learn something new, sign up for a pottery wheel class. This class is offered every Friday night from 7:00-9:00pm and every Sunday from 9:00-11:00am.


No matter what activity you chose to partake in this weekend, be sure to stop by Tiff’s Burger for a bite to eat! Located right outside of the Rockaway Mall, there is no place more convenient to get a quick and delicious meal to make your weekend of fun even better! Our large variety of menu options offers something for everyone. Whether you like to stick to the classics or you are in the mood to try something completely out of the box, Tiff’s is sure to satisfy! There is no reason to cut the fun short because Tiff’s is open until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays! We hope to see you this weekend!

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