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Bowling Alleys
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Laurel Garden
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Meadowbrook Bowl
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New Dreamland Arena
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Newark Recreation Center6 Elizabeth Avenue
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Newark StadiumFrelinghuysen Avenue
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Playgrounds
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Prudential Arena
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School's StadiumBloomfield & Roseville Avenues
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Stadium MotordromeSouth Orange Avenue near Munn Avenue
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Weequahic Park
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Casino Roller Skating Rink - Washington & Marshall Streets


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Skateland - 58-62 Montgomery Street


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