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Somerset County - North Plainfield - International Love Songs Concert with Jesse Rivera

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International Love Songs Concert with Jesse Rivera Sunday, February 11 at 3 PM - 4:30 PM
Vermeule Mansion and Fleetwood Camera Museum 614 Greenbrook Rd, North Plainfield, New Jersey 07063

Free Admission and Refreshments after the performance.

You’re going to LOVE the beautiful melodies and exciting rhythms and sounds of music as Jesse Rivera takes you around the world to listen to love songs from different countries. Listen to Volare, Cielito Lindo, Besame Mucho and Quizas, Quizas, Quizas to name a few of the songs you’ll hear.
With a mix of trivia and audience participation, everyone will enjoy the international love songs tour!

Te encantarán las bellas melodías y los emocionantes ritmos y sonidos de la música mientras Jesse Rivera te lleva por todo el mundo para escuchar canciones de amor de diferentes países. Escuche Volare, Cielito Lindo, Besame Mucho y Quizas, Quizas, Quizas, por nombrar algunas de las canciones que escuchará.

¡Con una mezcla de preguntas y respuestas y participación…

Cape May County - Cape May Court House - Hail to the Chiefs!

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February 2 through March 2 – Cape May County Hail to the Chiefs! CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE- In honor of Presidents Day, The Museum of Cape May County is hosting an exhibit, “Hail to the Chiefs!” that highlights more than 15 of our nation’s leaders, including two of our nation’s finest presidents – George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
On display are artifacts from The Museum’s collections as well as from a private collector that bring these patriotic men to life. Many of the privately owned artifacts have never before been on public display.
This exhibit features original documents such as letters, ambassadorships and presidential pardons. Books bearing presidential autographs are also on display. Many pieces of artwork depicting Lincoln and Washington are showcased as part of the exhibition. Also on display are two exquisite dolls dating back to the 18th century depicting the likeness of George Washington and his wife, Martha. 
“The museum has many presidential artifacts in its collection,” s…

Mercer County - Hopewell - Explore the Dark Side of the Sourlands

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Cape May County - Cape May - Fireside Chats, not your father’s history lectures

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Thursday, February 1 and 8– Cape May County Fireside Chats, not your father’s history lectures     From 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Cold Spring Brewery, we’ll be serving up some tasty brews and historical knowledge with the free lecture series Fireside Chats. Gather round the fireplace at Cold Spring Brewery for this free lecture series with Historic Cold Spring Villages own Deputy Director Jim Stephens!
On February 1st, "A Blast Heard in Philadelphia: John Barry & the Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet" A discussion of the June 29, 1776 Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet, the only engagement of note to take place in Cape May County during the Revolution. Come on in, get warm, grab a good brew, and find out why that bridge was named after Commodore John Barry!
 On February 8th, "New Jersey and Booze: Perfect Together" A look at the alcohol industry and alcohol use in New Jersey from the colonial era through the end of Prohibition.What better place to have a lecture on booze than in the c…

Mercer County - Princeton - Storytime at Morven

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Thursday, February 8 – Mercer County Storytime at Morven Ages 2 to 5 $10; free with Family membership - Limit 12 at 2:00 p.m.
February 8: Join us as we read The Valentine Bears by Eve Bunting and the Berenstain Bears’ Valentine Party by Jan Berenstain. We’ll also have a Valentine’s Day party of our own, creating a Valentine’s Day card craft to take home and share. Register at www.morven.org/programs 55 Stockton St, Princeton

Middlesex County - Piscataway - Valentine's Day Paper Quilling

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Morris County - Morristown - Stories of the Women of Migration

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Wednesday, February 7 – Morris County Stories of the Women of Migration By Dr. Linda Epps
Wednesday, February 7, 7:00 PM in the Morristown and Morris Township Library's, 1 Miller Rd., Morristown, NJ 07960, Lower Level Meeting Room
  The twentieth century fostered a new awakening among members of the African American community. They realized that an alternative to living in the Jim Crow South was available, and their thoughts turned north, which was still viewed as The Promised Land. Their migration north, known as the Great Migration, made race a national issue, an integral part of politics, social thought, and organization of ordinary life in the United States. The Great Migration was the first step in the full nationalization of African Americans. Come hear the migration stories of women who might have scrubbed floors, provided care for children or elderly parents, toiled in a sweat shop, or sewed sleeves in shirts or dresses. These women migrated so their descendants—unseen and unk…

Union County - Westfield - EDWARDIAN HIGH TEA TO BE HELD AT WESTFIELD’S HISTORIC REEVE HOUSE - FEBRUARY 7, HIGH NOON

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Wednesday, February 7 – Union County EDWARDIAN HIGH TEA TO BE HELD AT WESTFIELD’S HISTORIC REEVE HOUSE - FEBRUARY 7, HIGH NOON
On Wednesday, February 7, the historic Reeve House, home to the Westfield Historical Society, will be transformed into an Edwardian Tea House. Enjoy a British high tea as the Edwardians would have in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Experience the “Downton Abbey” way of life as you sip your tea while eating scrumptious scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam; accompanied by a variety of delicious finger sandwiches with decadent desserts to follow.
   Be entertained by the sweet tone of the violin in the beautifully restored 1872 Italianate Reeve House. Sit by the fireplace ablaze in the parlor, surrounded by elegant furniture and paintings; or contemplate in the Library with lovely artifacts from the Reeve family. One can admire the ambience in the dining room with lovely furnishings abound. This event is perfect for a civilized lunch with friends and family.…

Passaic County - Paterson - New Jersey's Great War Monuments: A Legacy of Remembrance

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Wednesday, February 7 – Passaic County
    On Wednesday February 7th at 7pm in Lambert Castle (3 Valley Road, Paterson NJ), the Passaic County Historical Society welcomes historian-photographer Erik L. Burro as he presentsNew Jersey's Great War Monuments: A Legacy of Remembrance. 
This presentation is a result of Burro's statewide photographic survey of monuments commemorating WWI.Through the medium of Burro's photographs, the program provides audience members with an introduction to the vast and varied catalog of the Garden State's memorials commemorating the First World War, including the monuments of Passaic County. This program is particularly timely as 2018 is the hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I. The program is free admission, open to the public and follows a business meeting of the Historical Society.
   For more information on special events such as this one, visit the Passaic County Historical Society’s website at lambertcastle.org or call (973)247…

Monmouth County - Red Bank - Inventors of Red Bank and Monmouth County

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Burlington County - Westampton - FIRST SUNDAY AT PEACHFIELD: Gilbert Stuart: Revolutionary War Portraitist

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Sunday, February 4 – Burlington County FIRST SUNDAY AT PEACHFIELD Gilbert Stuart: Revolutionary War Portraitist 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.     Bob Gleason portrays Gilbert Stuart, famed Revolutionary War portraitist who would rather be right than popular. If he didn’t like you, he wouldn’t give you your portrait, even if you paid for it. So talented was Mr. Stuart that he did not need to work at his art. Hence he was never fully aware of extraordinary talent. The most famous person to sit for a Stuart portrait was George Washington.
   Admission is $10 per person; Friends of Peachfield admitted free of charge. Seating is limited; prepaid reservations are required to guarantee seating. Please call 609/267-6996, or email at colonialdamesnj@comcast.net.     
   This event takes place at Peachfield, the Headquarters of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of New Jersey, 180 Burrs Road, Westampton, NJ 08060.
Bob Gleason’s Gilbert Stuart is a portrayal of a prickly, opini…

Monmouth County - Eatontown - From the Big House to the White House: The Story of Mary Bowser - A Union Spy in the Confederate White House

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Mercer County - Trenton - Africa Now! Contemporary Art by African Women

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February 4-25 -- Mercer County Africa Now! Contemporary Art by African Women Curated by Kali McMillan February 4 – 25, 2018 Opening Reception Sunday, February 4, 2018 2-4 pm Saturday, February 17 1-3:30 gallery walk and panel discussion on women shaping contemporary African art with the artists, curator and guest speaker Curlee Holton Closing Reception with Artists Sunday, February 25, 2018 1 – 3:30 The first international women artists exhibit at Ellarslie showcases the talents of four contemporary women artists influencing the art of Africa today.
Ugandans Ritah Nabuyungo and Lilane Nabulime, Rwandan Durhiwe Rushemeza, and Mercy Moyo from Zimbabwe all come from countries of recent conflict. Uganda has struggled to build a peaceful society since the days of Idi Amin. Although Rwanda still struggles with Human Rights issues, the nation has stabilized since the 1994 Rwanda Genocide, and, in fact draws tourists from around the world to see the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.  On the other…

Monmouth County - Highlands - "The Story of Sandy Hook: Lighting the Way (Part 1 of 15)" - JERSEY BAYSHORE COUNTRY

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Story of Sandy Hook, NJ - Part 1 of 15
"The Story of Sandy Hook: Lighting the Way (Part 1 of 15)"
JERSEY BAYSHORE COUNTRY




Cape May County - Cape May Court House - Hail to the Chiefs!

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February 2 through March 2 – Cape May County

Hail to the Chiefs! CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE- In honor of Presidents Day, The Museum of Cape May County is hosting an exhibit, “Hail to the Chiefs!” that highlights more than 15 of our nation’s leaders, including two of our nation’s finest presidents – George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
On display are artifacts from The Museum’s collections as well as from a private collector that bring these patriotic men to life. Many of the privately owned artifacts have never before been on public display. This exhibit features original documents such as letters, ambassadorships and presidential pardons. Books bearing presidential autographs are also on display. Many pieces of artwork depicting Lincoln and Washington are showcased as part of the exhibition. Also on display are two exquisite dolls dating back to the 18th century depicting the likeness of George Washington and his wife, Martha. 
“The museum has many presidential artifacts in its collection,” s…

Union County - Union - Friday night with Hamilton!

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Friday, February 2 – Union County Friday night with Hamilton! - Don’t throw away your – Shot! Join us as we go Hamilton-crazy! Kids and teenagers will enjoy a night out filled with all things Alexander Hamilton: what his life was like, colonial crafts & tavern games and maybe even epic showdown like in the song “Cabinet Battle #1”. The evening will also include Hamilton music for everyone to sing to and light refreshments. Recommended for ages 11 - 15. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Program Fee: $25.00 per teen (drop off event - please be here at 8:30 p.m. for pick up).Reservations required by January 26. Purchase tickets onlinewww.kean.edu/libertyhall/events  or call 908-527-0400.

Cape May County - Cape May - Fireside Chats, not your father’s history lectures

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Thursday, February 1 and 8– Cape May County Fireside Chats, not your father’s history lectures
    From 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Cold Spring Brewery, we’ll be serving up some tasty brews and historical knowledge with the free lecture series Fireside Chats. Gather round the fireplace at Cold Spring Brewery for this free lecture series with Historic Cold Spring Villages own Deputy Director Jim Stephens!
On February 1st, "A Blast Heard in Philadelphia: John Barry & the Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet" A discussion of the June 29, 1776 Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet, the only engagement of note to take place in Cape May County during the Revolution. Come on in, get warm, grab a good brew, and find out why that bridge was named after Commodore John Barry!
 On February 8th, "New Jersey and Booze: Perfect Together" A look at the alcohol industry and alcohol use in New Jersey from the colonial era through the end of Prohibition.What better place to have a lecture on booze than in the c…

Cape May County - Wildwood - Partners in Preservation will host a trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show and the Shen Yun Dancers

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Register now for upcoming Philadelphia trip:
March 8, 2018 Partners in Preservation will host a trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show and the Shen Yun Dancers. $140.00 gets you into both events. Flower show, 10:00-1:15; then bus takes us to Merriam Theater for Shen Yun. After show you’re on your own for dinner. Bus will depart Merriam Theater at 6:30 pm. Less price if only one event. Call 609-214-2253 or 609-729-4515. Visit www.wildwoodnjhistory.com click on events or donation to pay with Pay Pal. partnersinpreservation@yahoo.com