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New Jersey celebrates 350 years

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This May 26, 2014 file photo shows a woman seeking shade under an umbrella along the boardwalk on Memorial Day in Seaside Heights, N.J. . (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File) This May 26, 2014 file photo shows a woman seeking shade under an umbrella along the boardwalk on Memorial Day in Seaside Heights, N.J. . (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

METUCHEN, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey residents are encouraged to make some noise.

Tuesday marks the state's 350th anniversary when a land grant to Lord John Berkeley and Sir George Carteret in 1664 started what would eventually become the Garden State.

State officials are encouraging local governments, schools and religious institutions to ring bells for a full minute at noon to mark the occasion.

Congregation members of the Neve Shalom synagogue in Metuchen tell the Home News Tribune they'll blow the shofar in celebration.

Officials are encouraging residents to take photos of the activities and post them on the New Jersey 350th Facebook page

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