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2021-08-01 - Monmouth County - Oakhurst - 2021 American Doll and Teddy Bear Tea

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  2021 American Doll and Teddy Bear Tea Sunday, August 1, 2021, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm (Rain Date August 8, 2021, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm) Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712 https://bit.ly/3y7QjnF Tickets On Sale Now Each year, young girls have brought their dolls and favorite adults to the Eden Woolley House for the American Doll Tea. This year, the popular event is set for 1 to 3:30, Sunday, August 1, (rain date, August 8). Guests who have also visited the American Girl Stores know it as the best value around!  The grounds of the Woolley House are dotted with tents and tables where the girls complete a custom-made craft with the help of our teen docents and at the end of the day, enjoy homemade, child-friendly treats, lemonade, and iced tea.  The girls hear an original story of the sisters who lived in the Woolley House in the 1800s. They tour the Museum, filled for the day with doll collections and living history demonstrations. A fully stocked Doll Shop offers hand-made doll

2022 - Mercer County - Princeton - Ma Bell: The Mother of Invention in New Jersey

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  James West Noise Test in the Anechoic Chamber at Murray Hill, New Jersey , 1960s. Courtesy of AT&T Archives and History Center. Ma Bell: The Mother of Invention in New Jersey Opening in February 2022 What do cell phones, digital cameras, solar panels, radar, and the discovery of the Big Bang all have in common? They are all possible because of the technology created in New Jersey — at branches of Bell Telephone Laboratories throughout the state to be exact.  Beginning in the 1930s Bell Telephone Laboratories, named for founder Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, had facilities operating in the Garden State. Throughout the 20th century, this company pioneered innovations that transformed every part of modern-day life. Seismic breakthroughs came by way of the highly technical (radar, solar panels, satellites) to the personal (telephone communications). The transistor, which bridges these two worlds, ushered in the digital age and was first built at Bell Telephone Labo

2021-11-27 - Monmouth County - Holmdel - Cookstove Demonstration at Longstreet Farm

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Cookstove Demonstration Historic Longstreet Farm 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel 07733 Saturday, November 27, 2021, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM (all ages) Stop by the out kitchen to see what’s cooking on the wood-fired stove. Discover how recipes, cooking techniques, and kitchens have changed since the 1890s.

2021-11-23 - Monmouth County - Cream Ridge - Casual Birder @ Crosswicks Creek Park

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Casual Birder @ Crosswicks Creek Park   Crosswicks Creek Park (Province Line Road Parking Area) 139 Province Line Rd, Upper Freehold, New Jersey 08501 Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at 9:00 AM (ages 8 and up, under 18 with adult) Join a Park System Naturalist for a leisurely walk on well-maintained trails in our parks. We will explore a different park each session as we discuss seasonal points of interest, search for signs of wildlife, and identify a bird or two. This is a free 1 1/2-2 hour program, but feel free to join in or drop out at any point during the walk. Dress for the weather as light rain and snow are not deterrents. Hit the trails with us at 9:00 AM

2021-11-22 - New Jersey - Online - Government for the People: Leveraging Freedom of Information Laws to Procure Novel Records

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GSBC Annual Meeting Government for the People: Leveraging Freedom of Information Laws to Procure Novel Records Alec Ferretti, Member Reclaim the Records Board of Directors Monday, 22 November @7pm, Online! Free online webinar—all experience levels are welcome. Registration required. Learn how state and federal Freedom of Information (FOI) laws work, and how genealogists can use them to uncover novel records. Alec will discuss how to make FOI requests in various states, and will outline case studies in which he used FOI laws to obtain specific types of records pertaining to an ancestor. These diverse records range from alien files held by US Citizenship and Immigration Services, to burial permits held by local town clerks, to occupational licensing applications held by the State. Discover records previously thought to be locked away from the public forever! REGISTRATION LINK:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7480000010411979278 Alec Ferretti  is a New-York-City-based professio

2021-11-21 - Monmouth County - Imlaystown - Wines and Pines @ Clayton Park (Tasting at Cream Ridge Winery)

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Wines and Pines (Tasting at Cream Ridge Winery, Cream Ridge) Clayton Park,  Emley’s Hill Lot 161 Emley's Hill Rd, Imlaystown, NJ 08526 Sun, Nov 21, 2021, 1:00-2:30 PM (approx.) (ages 21 and up) Come explore Monmouth County as we combine two activities that complement each other excellently, hiking and wine tasting! Take a 90-minute hike with a Park System Naturalist, where we will explore and learn about the nature around us. Then to celebrate our hard work, participants can drive a quick five minutes down the road and join us for an optional picnic and wine tasting ($5 to $10 pay on your own). The hike will take place as scheduled (weather permitting), but the trip to the winery is contingent on the facility being open for business. One Session $12.00 Per Person

2021-11-20 - Monmouth County - Holmdel - Accordion Melodies of the 1890s @ Longstreet Farm

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Accordion Melodies of the 1890s Longstreet Farm, Monmouth County Park System 44 Longstreet Rd Holmdel, NJ 07733 Saturday, November 20, 2021, 1:00-3:00 PM In the mid-19th century, the accordion became a favorite of folk musicians. Enjoy the melodies as you visit the Longstreet Farm

2021-11-20 - Monmouth County - Holmdel - 19th Century Woodworking Demo @ Longstreet Farm

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19th Century Woodworking Demo Historic Longstreet Farm 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel 07733 Saturday, November 20, 2021, 12:00-3:00 PM Enjoy learning how the carpenter uses 19th-century woodworking and carving tools during this demonstration.

2021-11-20 - Monmouth County - Locust - Local Long Hikes @ Hartshorne Woods Park

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Local Long Hikes Hartshorne Woods, Claypit Creek Parking Lot 239 Locust Avenue, Locust, NJ 07760 Sat, Nov 20, 2021, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM (adults) Staying close to home during these times still allows us to get in some long hikes. Hit the local trails as we discover three different county parks. Come prepared for the weather: dress in non-cotton layers, wear hiking boots, and bring water, snacks and a day pack with room to take off layers as you warm up. Rating: Moderate pace, dirt, sand, muddy, rooty, rocky trails, some ascents and descents. Miles: 6-9 One Session $20.00 Per Person

2021-11-20 - Monmouth County - Holmdel - Parent/Child Morning Chores @ Longstreet Farm

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Parent/Child Morning Chores Historic Longstreet Farm 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel 07733 Sat, Nov 20, 2021, 8:00-9:30 AM (ages 4 and up, under 18 with adult) Rise and shine! Help the farm staff with morning chores before the farm opens to the public. You and your child will experience lasting memories of milking a cow, collecting eggs from the chickens and feeding the livestock at the start of the day. Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the outdoors. Registration required for both adults and children. One Session $10.00 Parent/Child $5.00 Additional Person

2021-11-20 - Monmouth County - Farmingdale - BEST FLEA MARKET ON THE JERSEY SHORE! @ ALLAIRE VILLAGE

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BEST FLEA MARKET ON THE JERSEY SHORE! The Historic Village at Allaire 4263 Atlantic Avenue Wall Township, NJ 07727 Sat, November 20, 2021 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT About this Event Hunt for bargains among vintage treasures, thrift items, books, artwork, handmade items, knick-knacks, and more!  Please read the full description in light of COVID-19 Rules. Vendor spaces are available for $45 pre-registration, and $55 the week of the event. Vendor Spaces are 20'x20'. Assisting Vehicles are $5 per car.  Box Trucks, Long Trucks and Trailers must purchase2 spaces. The event runs from 8am - 2pm. Admission sold at the door.  $5 per person (donation to the Historic Village at Allaire). Includes free admission to the Historic Village at Allaire. Pilsen Gourmet Food Truck, General Store, and Bakery will be open as well. Seasonal Pass: Register and pay for ALL 9 Flea Market dates by 03/5/2021, special price of $300.00 total. *Assisting Vehicle is not included in this offer*-For more information

2021-11-18 - Monmouth County - Marlboro - Gentle Walks for Gentle Souls @ Big Brook Park

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Gentle Walks for Gentle Souls Big Brook Park, Parking Lot 521 Route 520, Marlboro, NJ 07746 Thu, Nov 18, 2021, 3:00-4:15 PM (approx) (adults) Are you the type of person who prefers music from birds overhead than from headphones? Do you enjoy stopping to smell the roses? Would you rather feel the breeze on your face than the breeze by other walkers? If you answered “yes” to any or all of these questions then this activity is for you! On our naturalist-led walks, we will wander old farm roads and wide garden paths, avoiding steep or narrow forest trails. Some trail sections may be uneven, rocky or sandy; please wear sturdy shoes. One Session $6.00 Per Person

2021-11-17 - Monmouth County - Howell - Autumn Wake Up Bird Walks @ Manasquan Reservoir

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Autumn Wake Up Bird Walks Manasquan Reservoir, Environmental Center Parking Lot 331 Georgia Tavern Road, Howell 07731 Wed, Nov 17 , 2021, 8:00-9:00 AM (ages 14 and up, under 18 with adult) Wildlife is most active in the early morning hours. Join a naturalist for one of these early morning bird walks and discover which early bird is actually getting the worm. Fall is a great time to see a variety of species including some that are migrating through our area briefly. One Session $5.00 Per Person

2021-11-15 - Monmouth County - Aberdeen - Awesome Autumn Amble @ Freneau Woods

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Awesome Autumn Amble  November 15, 2021, 10-11:30 AM Freneau Woods Visitor Center Parking Area 360 Monastary Lane, Aberdeen Township, NJ 07747 (all ages, under 18 with adult) Autumn is the time of year our parks become a kaleidoscope of color! Explore our trails with a Park System Naturalist as we discuss all manners of plant and animal phenomena. Please Note: Sturdy footwear is recommended, trails used may have inclines or tree roots to step over.

2021-11-13 - Monmouth County - Holmdel - Cookstove Demonstration at Longstreet Farm

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Cookstove Demonstration Historic Longstreet Farm 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel 07733 Saturday, November 13, 2021, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM (all ages) Stop by the out kitchen to see what’s cooking on the wood-fired stove. Discover how recipes, cooking techniques, and kitchens have changed since the 1890s.

2021-11-13 - Monmouth County - Lincroft - Open Shoot Archery @ Thompson Park Activity Barn

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Open Shoot Archery Saturday, November 13, 2021, from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft 805 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, NJ 07738 (ages 10 and up, under 18 with adult) Stop in to improve your archery skills at our indoor range. This is NOT a beginner instructional program. If you are new to archery, register for one of our instructional classes prior to attending. Please dress for the weather as the Activity Barn is not heated or air-conditioned. All equipment is provided. Cost: $10 per person (cash or check only) For more information, call 732-842-4000, ext. 4236, or email doug.kalucki@monmouthcountyparks.com.

2021-11-13 - Monmouth County - Tinton Falls - Fall Craft Show

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2021-11-12 - Mercer County - Trenton - 2021 New Jersey History Conference, We’re Still Here; Indigenous History and Persistence in New Jersey

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The NJHC is pleased to present the 2021 New Jersey History Conference,  We’re Still Here; Indigenous History and Persistence in New Jersey , to be held virtually on Friday, November 12, 2021, with an in-person keynote plenary session scheduled for Saturday, November 13, 2021, in Trenton, NJ. This conference is dedicated to promoting and exploring the diversity of Indigenous life in contemporary and historic New Jersey. We are still accepting presentation proposals for the 2021 conference. Please see the  Call for Proposals  for more information and to submit. The deadline for submission is June 28, 2021 .

2021-11-09 - Monmouth County - Marlboro - Casual Birder @ Big Brook Park

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Casual Birder @ Big Brook Park Big Brook Park, Main Parking Area 521 Route 520, Marlboro, NJ 07746 Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at 9:00 AM (ages 8 and up, under 18 with adult) Join a Park System Naturalist for a leisurely walk on well maintained trails in our parks. We will explore a different park each session as we discuss seasonal points of interest, search for signs of wildlife and identify a bird or two. This is a free 1 1/2-2 hour program, but feel free to join in or drop out at any point during the walk. Dress for the weather as light rain and snow are not deterrents. Hit the trails with us at 9:00 AM

2021-11-08 - Monmouth County - Howell - Awesome Autumn Amble @ Manasquan Reservoir

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Awesome Autumn Amble  November 8, 2021, 10-11:30 AM Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center Parking Area 331 Georgia Tavern Road, Howell 07731 (all ages, under 18 with adult) Autumn is the time of year our parks become a kaleidoscope of color! Explore our trails with a Park System Naturalist as we discuss all manners of plant and animal phenomena. Please Note: Sturdy footwear is recommended, trails used may have inclines or tree roots to step over.

2021-11-07 - Monmouth County - Imlaystown - Wines and Pines @ Clayton Park (Tasting at Cream Ridge Winery)

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Wines and Pines (Tasting at Cream Ridge Winery, Cream Ridge) Clayton Park,  Emley’s Hill Lot 161 Emley's Hill Rd, Imlaystown, NJ 08526 Sun, Nov 7, 2021, 1:00-2:30 PM (approx.) (ages 21 and up) Come explore Monmouth County as we combine two activities that complement each other excellently, hiking and wine tasting! Take a 90-minute hike with a Park System Naturalist, where we will explore and learn about the nature around us. Then to celebrate our hard work, participants can drive a quick five minutes down the road and join us for an optional picnic and wine tasting ($5 to $10 pay on your own). The hike will take place as scheduled (weather permitting), but the trip to the winery is contingent on the facility being open for business. One Session $12.00 Per Person

2021-11-07 - Monmouth County - Marlboro - Tales and Trails @ HBig Brook Park

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Tales and Trails The Secret Wisdom of Nature by Peter Wohlleben Big Brook Park, Elsas Lodge 521 Route 520, Marlboro, NJ 07746 Sun, Nov 7, 2021, 10:00-11:30 AM (adults) Welcome to the book club for those who have a passion for talking and walking on the wild side! Connect with others and the natural world by exchanging thoughts on our monthly reading selections and enjoying a guided hike. Participants must obtain their own book copies. Sign up for one session or all three. One Session $11.00 Per Person

2021-11-07 - Monmouth County - Holmdel - Parent/Child Morning Chores @ Longstreet Farm

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Parent/Child Morning Chores Historic Longstreet Farm 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel 07733 Sun, Nov 7, 2021, 8:00-9:30 AM (ages 4 and up, under 18 with adult) Rise and shine! Help the farm staff with morning chores before the farm opens to the public. You and your child will experience lasting memories of milking a cow, collecting eggs from the chickens and feeding the livestock at the start of the day. Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the outdoors. Registration required for both adults and children. One Session $10.00 Parent/Child $5.00 Additional Person

2021-11-06 - Burlington County - Bordentown - Harrowing History - Season 2 @ Bordentown Historical Society

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  Harrowing History - Season 2 Bordentown Historical Society 101 Park St, Bordentown, NJ 08505-1423 Saturdays, September 18, 2021, to November 8, 2021 7 PM EDT – 8:30 PM EDT Back for a second season! Bordentown is full of dark deeds and a hidden, sometimes gruesome, past. Harrowing History peels back the town's charming exterior and takes a hard look at the City's darker, tragic happenings. You may think you know your local history, but we’re willing to bet you don’t know these tales. Join us for an evening of macabre entertainment! Six more of Bordentown's most shocking 19th century true tales will come to life in an evening of theatrical storytelling, presented by the Bordentown Historical Society. Costumed storytellers will transport you back in time to reveal stories about murder, mayhem, and tragedy as reported at the time. This storyteller performance will give you goosebumps and thrills! You may have heard the rumors, now hear and experience the truth behind many of

2021-11-06 - Monmouth County - Holmdel - Piano Ballads @ Longstreet Farm

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Piano Ballads Historic Longstreet Farm 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel 07733 Saturday, November 6, 2021, 1:00-3:00 PM Head to the farmhouse to experience a sing-along with ballads from the turn of the century.

2021-11-06 - Monmouth County - Holmdel - Yarn Bee @ Longstreet Farm

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Yarn Bee Historic Longstreet Farm 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel 07733 Saturday, November 6, 2021, 12:00-2:30 PM (ages 10 and up, under 18 with adult) Whether starting a new hobby or working on an old project, all are welcome to this gathering! The relaxed atmosphere of this group means no pressure - you can knit or crochet at your own pace, and farm staff will be on-hand to assist those wanting to learn a new skill. Cost: $5.00 Per Person, Per Session (cash or check only); no reservation required.