Showing posts from January, 2019

Mercer County - Princeton - Still Life Stew Storytime & Painting Session

StorytimeAges 3 to 6
$10; Free with Family membership
Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. January 31: Still Life Stew Storytime & Painting Session

Vegetables can be a feast for the eyes and the tummy when they go from art to dinner! Helena Clare Pittman and Victoria Raymond’s picture book and Morven’s Masters of Illusion exhibition will inspire young artists as they hear the story, view some pieces in the exhibition, and then create their own still life watercolor paintings. Children will take home their paintings and stew recipe.:

Monmouth County - Howell - Wondrous Winter Walks @ Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Wondrous Winter Walks @ Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center
Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 10:00-11:30 AM 
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center Parking Lot
331 Georgia Tavern Rd, Howell, NJ 07731

Nature walks are like snowflakes, each one is unique in its own way. Tag along with a Park Naturalist as you explore the serenity that is nature in the wintertime. Please wear appropriate Winter clothes and sturdy footwear.

Monmouth County - Lincroft - Winter Birding Expeditions

Winter Birding Expeditions
Thompson Pk Estate Grounds Parking Lot
Wed, Jan 30 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
(ages 16 and up)

Rare and unexpected birds visit New Jersey every winter. Join our day-long adventures to state- wide destinations determined by recent “hotline” reports. Participants should bring binoculars, lunch, and warm clothes. Transportation will be via mini-bus.
One Session $40.00 Per Person

Monmouth County - Freehold - 120th Annual Meeting of Monmouth County Historical Association

120th Annual Meeting Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 7 PM – 8 PM Monmouth County Historical Association 70 Court St, Freehold 07728
Save the Date! Join us for our 120th Annual Meeting, more details to follow. This event is free and open to the public.

Ocean County - Island Heights - Opera on a Winter's Night: Favorite Arias


Ocean County - Toms River - HMS Titanic and Halifax, Nova Scotia

RESCHEDULED FOR: Sunday, January 27

Sunday, January 20 – Ocean County
HMS Titanic and Halifax, Nova Scotia
    You’ve heard about the Titanic’s sinking in the North Atlantic in mid-April of 1912. But did you know the role the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia played in the retrieval process?
Come to the Ocean County Historical Society, 26 Hadley Avenue, Toms River to hear researcher Sandra Gray, a Forked River resident, share the personal stories and other intriguing facts she’s discovered during visits to Halifax on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 2:00 PM. 
    There is no admission fee, but donations will be accepted. Refreshments will be served. Call 732-341-1880 for reservations. In case of snow, the program will be rescheduled on January 27th, same time and place.

Union County - Union - Open House @ Caldwell Parsonage

Sundays, January 27 – Union County  The Union Township Historical Society will host an open house from 2 pm to 5 pm on Sunday, January 27, at the Caldwell Parsonage, 909 Caldwell Avenue, Union. Historic Christmas decorations will remain up for the first open house. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. 
      Visitors will have the opportunity to view the latest exhibit at the museum, which was mounted in October by the Union High School History Club. It features photos and text that focus on the history of the Union schools and Union High School, in particular.
         36" x 48" reproductions of the 1860 Thomas Hughes farm map of the Township of Union will be available for purchase @ $15. For more information, please call 908-591-4377.

Union County - Westfield - "Are You Awake or Asleep? How Do Animals Spend the Winter?"

Sunday, January 27 – Union County 2:00 to 4:00
"Are You Awake or Asleep? How Do Animals Spend the Winter?" Miller-Cory House Museum, 614 Mountain Avenue, Westfield
   Who stays out in the cold and who snugly hibernates? Learn about our animal friends’ winter living habits, including Mr. Groundhog. Storytelling and crafts included. Suggested age: 4 through elementary school. Admission - $4 13 and older; $3 3-12; free 2 and younger

*Hudson County - Hoboken - Greetings from Hudson County:Then and Now

Main Gallery Greetings from Hudson County: Then and Now “Greetings from Hudson County: Then and Now” comprises over 700 historic postcards from all 12 cities and towns of Hudson County. Most of the postcards date from the Golden Age of postcards, the 1900s – 1920s, showing parks, street scenes, scenic views and important municipal buildings, churches, schools and factories, when they were brand new and the pride of Hudson County. Bringing the exhibit into the present is an augmented reality (AR) app that will enable visitors to compare current views to the historic images. Curated by Stevens professor Christopher Manzione, the app allows visitors to hold a smart phone in front of a postcard to see how the same street view looks today. Professor Manzione is a contemporary artist pushing the boundaries of technology and art. As the founder and director of the Virtual Public Art Project, he is a pioneer in using AR technology to produce original artists’ works in public spaces. Each vie…

Monmouth County - Long Branch - Down by the Sea

Down by the Sea
(ages 6-11, with adult)

Join a Park System Naturalist for a walk along one of our coastal parks to discover the different treasures that wash up along the shore. We will talk about the importance of these coastal areas and try to identify what we find along the way. To conclude our discoveries we will make a beach themed craft as a take home souvenir!

One Session $10.00 Per Child
Seven Presidents Pk Act Ctr
Sun, Jan 27 10:00-11:00 AM


Cumberland County Hearthside Dinners HEARTHSIDE DINNERS AT THE GIBBON HOUSE IN GREENWICH Step back in time and experience an authentic hearthside dinner to be held in the colonial 1740 kitchen in the Gibbon House, located at
960 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich, New Jersey.
The smells of beef tenderloin (January), turkey breast (February), and ham (March) will come to life as you sit near the original 9’ fireplace and enjoy the savory meal of a bygone era.
Hearthside Dinner on January 26, 2019 Doors open promptly at 5:30 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres. Hearthside Dinner on February 23, 2019 Doors open promptly at 5:30 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres. Hearthside Dinner on March 30, 2019 Doors open promptly at 5:30 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres.
Each menu is based on recipes from cookbooks of the day and includes foods that were typically served during the winter.

Mercer County - Princeton - Politics behind the Painting: Trumbull’s Declaration of Independence

Saturday, January 26 – Mercer County
Politics behind the Painting: Trumbull’s Declaration of Independence 2:00 p.m. $10; Free for members 
   Local historian John Baxter presents thought-provoking research regarding Richard Stockton and his portrayal in John Trumbull’s Declaration of Independence. Did Trumbull interject questions of Stockton’s loyalty or personal politics into his iconic work? The talk explores interwoven stories of Stocktons and Trumbulls in search of answers.
 Morven Museum, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton;

*Monmouth County - Red Bank - Friday Night Open Ice Skating

Friday Night Open Ice Skating Red Bank Armory Ice Complex 76 Chesnut Street
Red Bank 07701 7/13/2018 - 12/31/2018 Weekly on Friday
COST: $9 adults, kids 12 and under $8, skate rental $4
CALL: (732) 450-9001
MORE DETAILS:  The Red Bank Armory Ice Complex is open to the public for skating. It is advised that you arrive 30 minutes before scheduled time in order to enjoy a full skating schedule. Skate on over!

Monmouth County - Tinton Falls - Intro to Fencing

Touché! Intro to Fencing

Make new friends, embark on new adventures and develop new skills. Swordsmanship with sportsmanship. Experience the excitement and fun of fencing without club fees or equipment costs. Professional fencing instructors will develop skills including strength, balance and coordination. All equipment will be provided. Space is very limited to ensure technique feedback in this unique Olympic sport.

Eight Sessions $250.00 Per Person

Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm B (119)
Fri, Dec 7-Jan 25 7:00-7:55 PM

*Monmouth County - Lincroft - Twinkle Tots Planetarium Program

Twinkle Tots Planetarium Program
Monmouth Museum
Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft 07738 Weekly on Friday
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
COST: $1 in addition to Museum admission of $8 per person
CALL: (732) 747-2266
WEBSITE MORE DETAILS:  Planetarium show on stars with songs and stories for children ages 4 - 6 years and their parents. Cost: $1 per person with Museum admission. Planetarium show on stars with songs and stories for children ages 4 - 6 years and their parents. Cost: $1 per person with Museum admission.

Mercer County - Trenton - Using the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for Genealogical Research


Morris County - Morris Twp - Gods of Wood and Stone

Thursday, January 24 – Morris County
North Jersey Civil War Round Table - Time:  7:14 PM. The meeting will be at the Haggerty Education Center at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Avenue, Morris Twp. (opp. the Morris County Library). Admission - $5.  Members & Students – free. NPS Rangers – free
The North Jersey Civil War Round Table in its third break with tradition will now present featured Star-Ledger columnist, Pulitzer Prize finalist and New Jersey American Revolution historian, Mark DiIonno, who will speak about his latest novel,Gods of Wood and Stone, the story of two men—framed by the lens of baseball, a timeless, but strikingly singular tale of the responsibilities of manhood and the pitfalls of glory in a painful and exhilarating novel that’s distinctly American.

Middlesex County - Highland Park - Using JRI-Poland and the Polish Archives for Genealogical Research

Thursday, January 24 – Middlesex County
The next Meeting of the Genealogy Club of Central Jersey (GCCJ) will be on Thursday, January 24. (PLEASE NOTE UNUSUAL DATE!), at 7:00 p.m. at Ahavas Achim Synagogue, 216 South 1st Ave., in Highland Park. 
If you know persons who might be interested in attending our meetings, please feel free to invite them!!
Our meetings are held on the second floor of the building. The room where we meet can be reached by stairways either at the front or rear of the main lobby on the first floor, or by an elevator near the rear (parking lot side) of the building. The meeting room is at the front (1st Avenue) end of the building. Using JRI-Poland and the Polish Archives for Genealogical Research, Elana Broch, PhD, MLIS Elana Broch is an amateur genealogist who has spent much of her research efforts trying to find out about her grandfather, Saul Lichtman, a 1941 "euthanasia" victim. Although Lichtman's birth town (Bilshivtsi) is now in Ukraine, the town (…

Mercer County - Princeton - Inside Peto’s World: An Evening with John F. Peto Museum Curator Harry Bower

Inside Peto’s World: An Evening with John F. Peto Museum Curator Harry BowerThursday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m.
$15; $10 for members Explore life inside John F. Peto’s Studio with Peto Museum’s Curator Harry Bower. Mr. Bower will be available for a “meet and greet” inside Morven’s Masters of Illusion exhibition followed by an illustrated lecture and discussion. Photo Image: The John F. Peto Studio Museum. Photograph by Andrea Coan

Cape May County - Cape May - “Airminded: The Story of Aeromarine, America's First International Airline”

Thursday, January 24 -- Cape May County
Fireside Chats at the Cold Spring Brewery, Thursdays From 4 pm-5 pm on Thursday, January 24th at Cold Spring Brewery, gather round the fireplace at Cold Spring Brewery for this free lecture series! January 24th – “Airminded: The Story of Aeromarine, America's First International Airline” by Jim Stephens, HCSV Deputy Director.

Monmouth County - Locust - The Casual Birder

The Casual Birder
Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Hartshorne Woods Claypit Creek Section, 
(ages 8 and up, under 18 with adult)

Join a Park System Naturalist for these laid-back morning bird walks. We’ll meander through the parks for about an hour and half or so to see what birds we can find. No need to be an expert at identifying birds to enjoy these walks. A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow if needed.

Walks begin at 9:00 AM

Somerset County - Somerset - Workshop for Census Jobs at Franklin Library

Wednesday, January 23 – Somerset County Workshop for Census Jobs at Franklin Library, Somerset, NJ, 
  The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for the 2020 Census! Stop by Franklin Library on Wednesday, January 23 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. to learn how to apply for many opportunities offering excellent pay, flexible hours, and paid training! A recruiter will be available to answer questions. Registration is not needed. Walk-ins are welcome. 
   For information about census jobs, visit This program is free and open to the public. The Franklin Township Public Library is located at 485 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873 in the municipal complex.

Monmouth County - Highlands - Navesink Maritime Heritage Association Annual Dinner

2019 Annual Dinner                                                                                                                                                                                                   010519  DISCOVER                 ENGAGE                    SUSTAIN YOUR INVITATION TO THE NMHA ANNUAL DINNER! Please Join NMHA Members and Friends for Good Food and Good Company Bring your friends! Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 from 6:00pm - 9:00 pm atBahrs Landing Restaurant, 2 Bay Avenue, Highlands, NJ
Come and enjoy the food, friends, and the special nautical ambiance. Enjoy the cash bar! Celebrate our 2018 achievements!  Hear about our plans for 2019! Visit the model ship collection! Marvel at all the historical pictures! Go HERE

Somerset County - Somerset - Kitchens around the World @ Franklin Township Public Library

Wednesday, January 23 – Somerset County
Kitchens around the World -- Somerset, NJ 
Join photographer and educator Jim DelGiudice for a tour of kitchens around the world at  the Franklin Library on Wednesday, January 23 at 2 p.m.
 This lecture will show, in a lighthearted but educational way, how form follows function-that food is one of the most important aspects of home life and most kitchens in the world, while decorated or set up differently, are actually similar in design. It is a travelogue of residential kitchens and how they have evolved.
 Registration is requested but not required. Interested individuals can register via the library’s website or by calling 732-873-8700.
 This program is free and open to the public. The Franklin Township Public Library is located at 485 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873 in the municipal complex.