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Monmouth County - Millstone - Trinkets or Treasures


Union County - Summit - 31st Annual Taste of Summit

The Taste of SummitSunday, March 18, 20186:00 PM8:30 PMThe Grand Summit Hotel570 Springfield AvenueSummit, NJ, 07901United States(map)
On Sunday evening, March 18, 2018, from 6:00pm to 8:30pm come dine and socialize with your family, friends and neighbors at the 31st Annual “Taste of Summit” hosted by the Grand Summit Hotel located at 570 Springfield Avenue in Summit.  The “Taste of Summit” is a gourmet extravaganza featuring more than 20 of Summit’s finest restaurants, bakeries and other food establishments serving our guests a "taste" of their specialties. It is an evening designed for the whole family to mix and mingle with friends and neighbors while enjoying delicious food from Summit’s outstanding eateries and food providers. There will also be a cash bar. The Taste of Summit is an event for the entire family.  While parents indulge in their favorite “tastes”, children can enjoy the food and listen to music from local favorite Paul Fessock of Summit’s World of Rock.   …

Warren County - Hackettstown - Searching for Yankee Doodle -- Washington’s Soldiers in the American Revolution by author and historian Robert A. Mayers

Tuesday, March 6 – Warren County Hackettstown Historical Society Presentation at 7:30 pm at the American Legion 494 Willow Grove Road
  Searching for Yankee Doodle -- Washington’s Soldiers in the American Revolution by author and historian Robert A. Mayers The people most responsible for achieving America’s independence by winning the Revolutionary War were George Washington’s foot soldiers the men of the Continental Army. Washington’s soldiers in the American Revolution — who exactly were they? What inspired them to endure appalling hardships during the most critical time in American history. Many different opinions have been offered over the years by historians about the common foot soldiers, the “grunts,” “doughboys,” and “GIs” of the Continental Army. 
Historian and author Robert A. Mayers unravels their lives and offers a true image of the Yankee Doodles. He has published many works on the Revolutionary War and is an active member of several historical societies. Mayers has spoken at …

Atlantic County - Somers Point - Ice Cutting with Speaker John Dilks

Monday, March 5 – Atlantic County
The Atlantic County Historical Society will present a slide show on the ice cutting that took place on local ponds with speaker, John Dilks. Rare today, ice cutting was common before the era of widespread refrigeration technology. The program will be held Monday, March 5, 6:30 p.m. at the Atlantic County Historical Society building, 907 Shore Road, Somers Point. For further information call 609-927-5218.

Essex County - Newark - The Activist Collector: An African American Woman's Journey from Newark to Pre-Apartheid South Africa


Morris County - Boonton - New Exhibit - The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars

(SEE ABOVE) New Exhibit Opens Sunday – March 4th – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Preview for members – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM) Boonton is Home to American Legion Post #124 and VFW Post #242
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a nonprofit patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, the Legion has a membership of over 2 million in more than 13,000 posts worldwide, and has influenced social change in America, won benefits for veterans, and produced programs for children and youth.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard, and reserve forces. It traces its roots back to 1899 and has a membership of nearly 1.7 million. The VFW has been instrumental in establishing the VA, the GI Bill, and development of the national cemetery system. To learn more, visit us at the historic Dr. John Taylor House 210 Mai…

Burlington County - Westampton - Hercules: Culinary Artist – Free at Last

Sunday, March 4 – Burlington County FIRST SUNDAY AT PEACHFIELD Hercules: Culinary Artist – Free at Last 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Known for his culinary excellence, Hercules cooked for George Washington at Mt. Vernon, New York and Philadelphia. Enjoying privileges that most slaves did not, he dressed extravagantly and walked the streets with a gold-handled cane. One day Hercules walked away, never to be seen or heard from again. Where he once was the master of his kitchen, he now was master of his own destiny.
  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   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.
  Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission, Department…

Middlesex County - Piscataway - Into the West: The Irish Come to New Jersey


Union County - Westfield - “A Spot of Tea”

Sunday, March 4 – Union County 2:00 to 4:00 Miller-Cory House Museum, 614 Mountain Avenue, Westfield
    The Miller-Cory House Museum will present a program on March 4 entitled “A Spot of Tea,” highlighting the most popular beverage in the world. From religious ceremonies to political statements, tea has come to symbolize more than just a drink. The presentation includes information on tea and a display of different tea varieties. Also included are tours of the fully restored and furnished farmhouse, built in 1740. Open hearth cooking demonstrations, featuring early American recipes and cooking techniques are resuming in the museum’s Frazee Building. Admission is $4.00 age 13 and older; $3.00 ages 3-12; and free under age 3. Call 908-232-1776 or email for information.

Hunterdon County - Stockton - Beppe Gambetta & Friends Concert Kicks Off 2018 Folk Music Series at the Prallsville Mills

Saturday-Sunday, March 3-4 – Hunterdon County Beppe Gambetta & Friends Concert Kicks Off 2018 Folk Music Series at the Prallsville Mills
STOCKTON – Annual favorite Beppe Gambetta is returning to the Prallsville Mills on the weekend of March 3 and 4 for his yearly concert of creative collaboration with friends Rusty Hollaway, David Anthony and Bob Harris. The concerts – Saturday, March 3 at 8 pm and Sunday, March 4 at 3 pm – typically draw a sell-out crowd to the Grist Mill at 33 Risler Street in Stockton, NJ. Tickets are $35 for adults, $15 for ages 25 and below.
The concerts are part of the “Music You Can’t Hear on the Radio” series that has drawn thousands of music lovers to the Mill over the years. Gambetta’s concerts at the Mill began in 2013 when he adopted Hunterdon County, NJ, as his second home. (Genoa, Italy, is the first.)
   This year, Gambetta and friends will focus on Short Stories, Beppe’s new (and 13th) album that continues his path of artistic research, travel and study…

Essex County - Nutley - Paranology 101 at Historic Kingsland Manor


Essex County - Montclair - Hidden Treasures Appraisal Day Fundraiser for Montclair History Center & Montclair Women’s Club

Saturday, March 3 – Essex County Hidden Treasures Appraisal Day Fundraiser for Montclair History Center & Montclair Women’s Club
   Montclair, NJ- Ever wonder about that heirloom that’s been in your family for generations? Or that great buy you found at a garage sale? At the Hidden Treasures Appraisal Day, you can find out the history and the value of your treasured object. A joint fundraiser by the Montclair History Center and the Montclair Women’s Club, the Hidden Treasures Appraisal Day takes place on Saturday, March 3 from 10 to 2 pm. The fee, which benefits both organizations, is $20 for the first object, $15 for the second. Members of either organization receive a $5 discount. Sign up on-line at For more information, contact the Montclair History Center at 973-744-1796.
   About the Montclair History Center: The Montclair History Center, formerly the Montclair Historical Society, is an independent not-for-profit organization that has been dedicated to p…

Atlantic County - Egg Harbor Twp - Irish Celli Performance~ Mike Garvin’s Irish Band and the Kate O’Brien Dancers and Nae Breeks Bag Pipe and Drum group!

Friday, March 2 – Atlantic County On March 2, 2018, 7 pm we will host an Irish Celli Performance~ Mike Garvin’s Irish Band and the Kate O’Brien Dancers and Nae Breeks Bag Pipe and Drum group! 
They will all perform at the large multi-purpose room at the Egg Harbor Township Community Center, 5045 English Creek Road in EHT.
Free refreshments! Bring the whole family! $2.00 donation at the door.
Students and Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society members are free.  Hope to see you there!

Mercer County - Trenton - Academy Awards at the Trenton Film Society’s annual Oscar Shorts Festival

Thursday-Saturday, March 1-3 – Mercer County
Don’t miss your chance to see the Oscar-nominated short films before the Academy Awards at the Trenton Film Society’s annual Oscar Shorts Festival, Thursday, Mar. 1 – Saturday, Mar. 3 at the Mill Hill Playhouse. The festival will feature documentaries on Thursday and Friday evenings, and live action and animated shorts all day Saturday, as well as a special double feature of both the live action and animated shorts with hors d'oeuvres and refreshments on Saturday night. Socialize with other film lovers and submit your Oscar picks for a chance to win passes to the Trenton Film Festival, Mar. 22-25! Tickets and more information at

Cape May County - Cape May - Fireside Chats Continues at Cold Spring Brewery

Thursday, March 1 – Cape May County Fireside Chats Continues at Cold Spring Brewery
    Back by popular demand Fireside Chats continue at Cold Spring Brewery! If you’re thirsty for history then come on in for a good beer for a great cause! Gather round the fireplace at Cold Spring Brewery for this free lecture series with Historic Cold Spring Villages own Deputy Director Jim Stephens!
On March 1st we round up the winter season with part 2 of "New Jersey and Booze: Perfect Together," a continuation of our examination of alcohol and its influence on our state and nation from the mid-19th century through Prohibition. What better place to have a lecture on booze than in the cozy and inviting Cold Spring Brewery tasting room?
   Historic Cold Spring Village is a non-profit, open-air living history museum that portrays the daily life of a rural South Jersey community of the Early American period. It features 27 restored historic structures on a 30-acre site. Admission during the seaso…

Essex County - Caldwell - Annual Conference of Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association

(SEE ABOVE) The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association (GCBMA) will host its Annual Conference on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell.
Registration will begin at 9:30 AM, to be followed by an illustrated lecture by Marta McDowell, a prize-winning author. Her talk will be entitled, “All The President’s Gardens,” after her noteworthy book.
Marta will trace the fascinating story of how the White House grounds were conceived, and how they have changed from President to President. From George Washington’s obsession with collecting trees to Michelle Obama’s kitchen Gardens, these landscapes became reflections of America’s trends and enthusiasm.
    The GCBMA feels that they are very fortunate to have this popular lecturer headline their conference. Ms. McDowell teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Gardens. She was awarded the American Horticultural Society Book Award. The book also made The New York Times best seller li…

Hunterdon County - Franklin Twp - Extremes of Wings: From Butterflies to Eagles

Thursday, March 1 – Hunterdon County Rural Awareness Talk Spotlights "Extreme Wings: Butterflies to Eagles"
 Naturalist John DeMarrais talks about Extremes of Wings: From Butterflies to Eagles on Thursday,March 1, 7:30 pm at Faith Chapel Wesleyan Church, 43 Lower Landsdown Road in Franklin Township, Hunterdon County. If using GPS, enter Annandale as the town. Rural Awareness, Inc., a nonprofit civic group in Franklin, sponsors the event. No reservations are required. The program is free and light refreshments are served
   DeMarrais, a longtime member and former board member of the New Jersey Audubon Society, spends three days a week in the field studying all forms of nature. For the Audubon annual bird count, he has personally identified 3,000 species here and abroad and has firsthand field knowledge about both butterflies and eagles on the local scene. “Both species,” he says, “are fascinating, incredible creatures.”
    Butterflies sense the world through their antennae, brea…

Hunterdon County - Stockton - NYTimes Bestselling Author Christina Baker Kline Comes to Prallsville Mills

Thursday, March 1 – Hunterdon County NYTimes Bestselling Author Christina Baker Kline Comes to Prallsville Mills
   Join us at The Prallsville Mills on Thursday, March 1st for a talk and signing with New York Times bestselling author Christina Baker Kline. Baker Kline will be discussing her latest book, A Piece of the World, a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art that was inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World.
  A portion of proceeds from her talk will support the Mills. Baker Kline will be speaking in the Grist Mill at 7:30 pm, Thursday, March 1st. Tickets are $40 each and include a copy of A Piece of the World. Tickets are available at the Book Garden in Frenchtown, NJ, or by clicking on the following link:

Mercer County - Princeton - Summer camp at Morven

Summer camp at Morven -- New at Morven this year: Summer Camp! Register here. Morven is collaborating with the Arts Council of Princeton this summer to bring you the first ever Summer Camps at Morven!  Camp Sessions: Art & Nature - Full Day Explore the wild, the green, the garden, the landscape, and the art of nature through the medians of  painting, sculpture, ceramics, and mixed media. Become familiar with painters who spent their lives trying to capture the outdoors. Understand the beauty of horticulture through visits to Morven Museum & Garden. Understand environmental artists, who explore our relationship with nature. Monday - Friday, August 13 - August 17, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., $375/$350 for members, Ages: 5-6 Monday - Friday, August 13 - August 17, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., $375/$350 for members, Ages: 7-9 Art of Sports - Full Day Take me out to the ball game! New Jersey was home to many "firsts" in the history of the game of baseball and during the summer of 2018, Mor…