May
24

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Get the most out of Memorial Day Weekend! We rounded up some of the hottest happenings near our communities to kickstart your summer fun.

New Jersey

Event: Annual Tour of Somerville
Time: Monday, May 29, all day
Place: Somerville, NJ
Details: More than 600 professional and amateur cyclists will be compete in this year’s Tour of Somerville, a 50-mile race through town. Park yourself, your friends and your family all weekend on the downtown curbs to watch the incredibly fast action, or stroll around enjoying the vendors, live music, kids activities, food stands and entertainment while the races take place around you.

Event: Wildwoods International Kite Festival
Time: May 26-29, noon-6 pm
Place: Convention Center and Beach, Wildwood, NJ
Details: Watch hundreds of colorful kites fly across the sky during a beach party. The event begins at noon with the ‘Unlocking of the Ocean’ ceremony on the beach. This is followed by more exciting events throughout the weekend, including kite workshops, team kite-flying sessions, an illuminated night kite fly and family games.

Event: Pork Roll Festival
Time: Saturday, May 27, 9 am-7 pm
Place: Downtown Trenton
Details: The 4th Annual Pork Roll Festival celebrates New Jersey’s favorite breakfast meat. Enjoy a pork roll recipe contest, live music, and the crowning of the 2017 Pork Roll Queen.

Greater Philadelphia Area

Event: Penn’s Landing Waterfront Day
Time: Sunday, May 28, all day
Place: Philadelphia
Details: Enjoy live music, a pop-up beer garden, and a fireworks show above the Delaware River.

Event: Independence National Historical Park
Time: May 27-28
Place: Philadelphia
Details: Independence National Historical Park will host a series of events to honor the nation’s veterans throughout Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy special tours, history lessons, a concert from the United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corp, military-themed Quizzo designed for the family, and more.

Event: 146th Annual Malvern Memorial Day Parade & Family Fun Day
Time: Sunday, June 4, 1:30
Place: Malvern, PA
Details: Enjoy live music, antique war vehicles, floats, fire trucks, and the annual parade procession dedicated to those who served the country. After the parade, join the community for family fun featuring face painting, races, and Malvern’s Memorial Cake Walk.

San Francisco Bay Area

Event: Carnaval
Time: May 27-28, 10 am-6 pm
Place: San Francisco, Harrison between 16th and 24th Streets
Details: The Mission District will transform for the 39th annual Carnaval San Francisco. Traditions from Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico, West Africa, Cuba, and Guatemala collide at California’s largest outdoor multicultural celebration. This year’s theme is El Corazon de San Pancho, the heart of San Francisco. Enjoy food, music, dance, arts, crafts, and a lively parade.

Event: Pier Pressure SF Cruise – Memorial Day Yacht Party
Time: Sunday, May 28, check-in begins at 3:30 pm
Place: SB 40 Restaurant – Pier 40
Details: All aboard the Cabernet Sauvignon Mega Yacht. Enjoy a 3-hour cruise with spectacular views of Treasure Island, Alcatraz, The Bay Bridge, Nob Hill, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the San Francisco Skyline with live DJ entertainment.

Event: Giants Games
Time: May 26-29
Place: AT&T Park
Details: The San Fracisco Giants will be playing at home all Memorial Day Weekend – the  Atlanta Braves Friday through Sunday, and then the Nationals on Monday. The first 20,000 fans inside the ballpark on Monday will receive a free Memorial Day cooler bag presented by PG&E.

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Mar
1

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You’re in luck! We rounded up the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations happening near our communities, so you can focus on finding that perfect green outfit.

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Feb
28

Shamrocks

You don’t have to be Irish (or a home owner) to throw a fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day party. Renee Patrone, CEO of Party Host Helpers and notable Main Line party planner, shares with AVE five easy ideas to throw a party in your apartment without needing a pot of gold to pay for it!

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Dec
11

Cookie swaps are a popular holiday tradition among co-workers, friends, family, and neighbors – and now your AVE family! Since a cookie exchange may be a bit tough to coordinate across two states, we thought we’d swap recipes on AVE Social. Five of our team members volunteered to share their favorite holiday cookie recipes. They even snapped a shot of the finished product. Yum! We hope you give one or two a try this season – and let us know how they turn out. Happy Baking!

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Aug
28

Significant changes to apartment design are not always an option. But it’s important that you feel “at home” in your home. That’s why AVE sought the advice of someone who knows apartments very well, RENTCafe apartments. Their experts shared 7 easy design tips to bring more “you” into your rental.

Liven up your walls with removable wallpaper
Self-adhesive, vinyl, removable wallpaper updates the look of your apartment without damaging the walls. It’s both easy to install and most important, to remove. The vinyl coating makes it work in bathroom and kitchen spaces as well. Try a bright, fun pattern on just one wall to add character to a room, and tie it to the rest of the space via your décor accent choices.

Removable wallpaper via Etsy.

Removable wallpaper via Etsy.

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Jun
5

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Next time you borrow an AVE Citizen folding bike, explore one of these trails in the Philadelphia area, as recommended by our very own AVE team members.
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Apr
24
Colonial Park in Somerset, New Jersey

Colonial Park in Somerset, New Jersey

Next time you borrow an AVE Citizen folding bike, explore one of these scenic New Jersey trails, as recommended by our very own AVE team members.
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Feb
5

At AVE, our unfurnished rental residences are the ideal living solution for those who desire a carefree lifestyle. Our spacious floor plans, coupled with our exceptional resident services and unparalleled on-site amenities, offer a lifestyle of comfort and convenience.

Upgraded kitchen at AVE Somerset

Upgraded kitchen at AVE Somerset

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Dec
8

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-image-christmas-party-image3661061You don’t need a big house to be the hostess with the mostess this holiday season. AVE reached out to Philadelphia’s Main Line event planner extraordinaire Renee Patrone for 5 easy ways apartment renters can make a big impact.
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Sep
29
AVE Malvern, located in the heart of Chester County, PA, offers sweeping views of Great Valley.

AVE Malvern, located in the heart of Chester County, PA, offers sweeping views of Great Valley.

Chester and Somerset counties were recently named among the 10 Best Counties in America by a Movoto Real Estate study.

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