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Monmouth County - Aberdeen - Wondrous Winter Walks @ Freneau Woods

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Wondrous Winter Walks @ Freneau Woods
Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 10:00-11:30 AM 
Freneau Woods Activity Center Parking Lot
360 Monastery Ln, Matawan, NJ 07747

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 - Port Monmouth - The Casual Birder

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The Casual Birder
Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth
(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

Monmouth County - Locust - From Sap to Maple Syrup

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From Sap to Maple Syrup
Huber Wds Env Ctr
Sun, Feb 24 1:00-3:00 PM
(all ages, under 18 with adult)

Winter is winding down and the sap is running in the trees which means its time to make maple syrup! Bring the whole family for some old- fashioned fun as we learn the history, technique and some of the science behind this delicious treat. Highlights include a syrup taste test, tree tapping demonstration and instruction, and winter tree identification. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes or boots.

One Session $12.00 Per Person

Passaic County - Wayne - Washington's Birthday Celebration @ The Dey Mansion

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Monmouth County - Locust - From Sap to Maple Syrup

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From Sap to Maple Syrup
Huber Wds Env Ctr
Sat, Feb 23 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Sat, Feb 23 2:00-4:00 PM
(all ages, under 18 with adult)

Winter is winding down and the sap is running in the trees which means its time to make maple syrup! Bring the whole family for some old- fashioned fun as we learn the history, technique and some of the science behind this delicious treat. Highlights include a syrup taste test, tree tapping demonstration and instruction, and winter tree identification. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes or boots.

One Session $12.00 Per Person

Monmouth County - Lincroft - Open Shoot Archery

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Open Shoot Archery (ages 10 and up, under 18 with adult) 

Saturday, February 23, 2019
10:00 AM-2:00 PM 
Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft 

Take a shot at archery! Stop in anytime during open shoot archery to improve your archery skills at our indoor range at Thompson Park. This is not an instructional program and is designed for those already familiar with archery techniques. Cost: $10.00 per person (cash or check only) All equipment is provided. Please dress for the weather as the Activity Barn is not heated. For more information, call 732-842-4000, ext. 4236, or email douglas.kalucki@monmouthcountyparks.com

Camden County - Camden - American Architectural History (10 Week Course) @ Rutgers-Camden

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American Architectural History10-week course Architecture is the product of social, cultural, religious, and political forces. Great cultures and civilizations throughout the world have produced not only great monuments but robust vernacular architectural traditions, closely tied to the environment and their local contexts. This course will present an introduction to buildings, landscapes, and other built artifacts in the United States constructed from the colonial period to the present, looking at both urban and rural, domestic and public building types. Its approach will be pluralistic, drawing historical references from art history, social history, and cultural studies and introducing the range of material culture produced by Americans of all ethnic and socioeconomic groups. In addition to addressing domestic and public buildings, the course will also discuss the most significant works of engineering that relate to the creation of architecture such as train sheds, exposition halls…

Monmouth County - Belmar - NJCAR Annual Meeting

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View this email in your browserSAVE THE DATE!
New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response
Annual Meeting
February 21, 2019
Taylor Pavilion
601 Main Street, Belmar, NJ 07719
Come learn what NJCAR has accomplished in the past year and what is in store for the future. A short business meeting will be followed by a presentation by Lisa Auermuller, Assistant Manager at Rutgers' Jacques Cousteau Coastal Education Center. The presentation given will be "Global warming & climate change affects on disaster preparedness."

The meeting is free and open to all. Bring a friend and a partner from your local emergency management community!

Registration starts at 9:30am and the meeting runs from 10:00am to 12:00pm

REGISTER NOW!

What is NJCAR?

The New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response empowers New Jersey's cultural communities to preserve assets and sustain operations before, during and after a disaster. NJCAR is a network of organizations, associations, agencies, and individuals d…

Monmouth County - Lincroft - Winter Birding Expeditions

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Winter Birding Expeditions
Thompson Pk Estate Grounds Parking Lot
Wed, Feb 20 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 - Howell - Full Moon Gazing

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Full Moon Gazing
Manasquan Res Env Ctr
Tue, Feb 19 7:30-9:00 PM
(ages 9 and up, under 18 with adult)

Bring out your inner Werewolf as we immerse ourselves in the night environment, under the light of the Full Moon. We’ll have telescopes on hand to look at all of the visible features of the Moon, plus free hot cocoa! Please wear appropriate clothing as we’ll be outside most of the time.

One Session $8.00 Per Person

Monmouth County - Aberdeen - Owl Prowl at Freneau Woods Park

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Owl Prowl at Freneau Woods Park
Freneau Woods Park Vis Ctr Parking Area, 
Sat, Feb 16 8:00-9:00 PM (approx) 
(ages 8 and up, with adult)

Bundle up and head to the woods for an evening of fun learning about the owls of Monmouth County. Your guide will call for different species of owls as you travel through mixed woods and meadows. While we never know if we’ll actually get to hear or see an owl, participants will be sure to learn a lot and have a great night hike. Wear shoes that can get dirty and dress warmly. Bring a flashlight. The hike will be canceled in the event of inclement weather or icy trails.

One Session $8.50 Per Person

Monmouth County - Port Monmouth - Seal Watch New Jersey

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Seal Watch New Jersey
Bayshore Waterfront Park Bay House
Sat, Feb 16 9:30 AM-12:00 PM (approx)
(ages 8 and up, under 18 with adult)

Come talk all things seal with a Park System Naturalist as we venture out to observe the robust population of harbor seals wintering on the Jersey Shore. A spotting scope and a limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow, or bring your own. Be sure to dress for the weather, and don’t forget a camera. Transportation via minibus. Space is limited, so sign up now!

One Session $15.00 Per Person

North Carolina - Ashville - BBQ Bluegrass and Friends to Support the Stickley Museum

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Monmouth County - Atlantic Highlands - Wondrous Winter Walks @ Hartshorne Woods

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Wondrous Winter Walks @ Hartshorne Woods
Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 10:00-11:30 AM 
Hartshorne Woods Rocky Point Parking Lot
300 Navesink Ave, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

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 - Locust - Animal Hours at Huber Woods

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Animal Hours at Huber Woods
(all ages)

Have you been missing our animal friends while the Huber Woods Reptile House is undergoing renovations? Come visit and learn about our snakes, turtles, frogs, and bugs during these special animal meet and greets at Huber Woods.
Please Note: This is a free program; however, registration is required.
One Session FREE!
Huber Wds Env Ctr

Thu, Dec 27 1:30-2:30 PM
Wed, Jan 9 4:00-5:00 PM 
Sun, Feb 10 1:30-2:30 PM .

*Monmouth County - Holmdel - Blacksmith Demonstration @ Historic Longstreet Farm

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Monthly on the Second Sunday, 1:00-3:00 PM

Holmdel, Monmouth County
Blacksmith Demonstration


On Sunday, visit Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel to take a step back in time to watch blacksmiths perform their craft. They will be shaping iron into everyday products. Blacksmiths were as common as an auto mechanic in towns and on farms of the 1890s. This free event runs from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Historic Longstreet Farm is located at 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ. For more information, call 732-946-3758 or visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com.


Monmouth County Park System


*Burlington County - Mount Laurel - Tour Paulsdale

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Second Saturday Each Month - Mount Laurel, Burlington County
Tour Paulsdale

Paulsdale is open to the public for Second Saturday Tours at 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm. Paulsdale is the birthplace of Quaker suffragist Alice Paul. Tours include a 15-minute presentation about Alice Paul's life and work and a guided tour of the first floor of the property where visitors learn about the Paul family's daily life in the house and its present day use as a girl's leadership center. Tours are $5.00 per person.

Paulsdale is located at 128 Hooton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ. For information about group tours or future tour dates, contact the Alice Paul Institute at 856-231-1885, e-mail info@alicepaul.org, or visit www.alicepaul.org.

Monmouth County - Aberdeen - Roving Naturalist @ Freneau Woods Park

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Roving Naturalist @ Freneau Woods Park
360 Monastery Ln, Aberdeen Township, NJ 07747
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 9 a.m. 

Let’s take a leisurely walk on well maintained trails to discuss seasonal points of interest, search for signs of wildlife and identify a bird or two. This is a free 1.5 to 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.


Monmouth County - Aberdeen - Owl Prowl at Freneau Woods Park

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Owl Prowl at Freneau Woods Park
Freneau Woods Park Vis Ctr Parking Area, 
Fri, Feb 8 8:00-9:00 PM (approx)
(ages 8 and up, with adult)

Bundle up and head to the woods for an evening of fun learning about the owls of Monmouth County. Your guide will call for different species of owls as you travel through mixed woods and meadows. While we never know if we’ll actually get to hear or see an owl, participants will be sure to learn a lot and have a great night hike. Wear shoes that can get dirty and dress warmly. Bring a flashlight. The hike will be canceled in the event of inclement weather or icy trails.

One Session $8.50 Per Person

Monmouth County - Long Branch - Gifts from the Sea

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Gifts from the Sea
Seven Presidents Pk Act Ctr
Fri, Feb 8 4:30-5:30 PM
(ages 5 and up, with adult)

The best gifts are the ones from the heart. Create unique hanging treasures to give or to keep. We will use shells and other finds collected during our discovery walk along the beach. Some hot chocolate will help us keep warm after our outside time.

One Session $8.00 Per Child

Monmouth County - Rumson - RED – A LADIES VALENTINE LUNCHEON

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RED – A LADIES VALENTINE LUNCHEON MONMOUTH COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION > EVENTS > RED – A Ladies Valentine Luncheo FEBRUARY 7, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Save the Date! Join us February 7, 2019 for our Annual Red Ladies Valentine Luncheon. More details to come. Shop boutique vendors featuring unique items ranging from jewelry and clothing to home décor. Bid on a wide variety of auction items and take a chance (or two) on the grand prize! All proceeds from Red benefit the important work of the Association. Celebrate your friends while supporting a good cause! For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lisa Maher at lmaher@monmouthhistory.orgor (732) 462-1466 x20. DETAILSDate:February 7, 2019Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm VENUERumson Country Club163 Rumson Road

Passaic County - Paterson - NJCAR Disaster Preparedness Workshops

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View this email in your browserDisaster Preparedness Workshops Join us for a disaster preparedness training provided by the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts. This series of workshops will introduce the Pocket Response Plan (PReP), its use a tool to begin institutional planning, and provide guidance on use and implementing it. This will be followed by information on staff training. Finally, there will be a group table top exercise. The training will run from 9:00am to 1:00pm. A continental breakfast will be provided. Dates and Locations: February 6 - Hamilton Club, 32 Church St, Paterson, NJ 07505 March 6 - Atlantic County Library System - Mays Landing Branch - 40 Farragut Ave., Mays Landing, NJ 08330 April 3 - Trailside Nature and Science Center - 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside, NJ 07092 May 1 - Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences - 307 High St, Mt Holly, NJ 08060 June 5 - Historic Courthouse - 71 Main Street Flemington, NJ 08822 REGISTER NO…

Monmouth County - Long Branch - Gifts from the Sea

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Gifts from the Sea
Seven Presidents Pk Act Ctr
Sun, Feb 3 2:00-3:00 PM
(ages 5 and up, with adult)

The best gifts are the ones from the heart. Create unique hanging treasures to give or to keep. We will use shells and other finds collected during our discovery walk along the beach. Some hot chocolate will help us keep warm after our outside time.

One Session $8.00 Per Child

*Monmouth County - Manalapan - Walking tour of the battlefield.- Monmouth Battlefield State Park

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Walking tour of the battlefield.- Monmouth Battlefield State Park
16 Business Route 33, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726

Walking tour of the battlefield.
Meet at Visitor Center at 1:30 PM. (1st Sunday of the Month)


Monmouth County - Lincroft - Open Ceramics

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Open Ceramics
Monmouth County Park System Thompson Park Creative Arts Center
805 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft 07738 Sunday, September 9, 12:30-4:30 PM
Sunday, October 7, 12:30-4:30 PM
Sunday, November 4, 12:30-4:30 PM
Sunday, January 6, 12:30-4:30 PM
Sunday, February 3, 12:30-4:30 PM REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED
AGE RANGE: Preschoolers, Elementary, Tweens
COST: $6 per hour, plus the cost of bisque-ware.
CALL: (732) 842-4000
WEBSITE MORE DETAILS:  Drop in at Thompson Park for ceramics. Choose from a large selection of bisque fired pottery pieces to glaze and make your own. Go for an hour or two, alone or with a friend and let your creative juices flow. Leave your piece with us and we will have it fired up in about a week. No pre-registration required. Children 12 and under are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. $6 per hour plus the cost of bisque-ware. Cash or check only please. Drop in at Thompson Park for ceramics. Choose from a large selection of bisque fired pottery pieces…

Monmouth County - Lincroft - Family Hike/Snowshoe S’mores Experience

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Family Hike/Snowshoe S’mores Experience
Thompson Pk Ski Hut
Sat, Feb 2 2:00-4:00 PM
(ages 7 and up, under 18 with adult)

If there’s snow on the ground, we’ll strap on some snowshoes and hit the trails. But even if there’s no snow, we’ll have an incredible time discovering Thompson Park in winter. Please wear your snow or hiking boots. After our trek we will warm up by the fire pit and enjoy delicious s’mores, warm drinks and music. Please dress for the weather.

One Session $10.00 Parent/Child $2.00 Additional Person

Mercer County - Trenton - Marge: A Preview: Preview Exhibit and Sale of the Work of Trenton Artist Marge Chavooshian

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Marge: A Preview Preview Exhibit and Sale of the Work of Trenton Artist Marge Chavooshian (1925 – 2018) February 2 – March 3, 2019 Opening Reception February 2, 2019 6-7 pm Members Only 7 – 8:30 General Public Mention the name Marge and New Jersey art patrons instantly envision the watercolors of longtime Trenton resident and beloved artist, Marge Chavooshian.  Marge was known nationally for her fresh watercolors and sketches: scenes from the Delaware Valley, Cape May and her many travels. A prolific artist, Marge left behind a massive body of work. Marge: A Preview is a tantalizing peek at some of her never-shown work, before a retrospective of her work planned for Ellarslie in early 2020. Marge Chavooshian was born in New York City. However, she spent over 50 years as a resident of Trenton. She studied at the Arts Students League and with Reginald Marsh in New York then she worked as a fabric designer, Illustrator and teacher in public and private schools throughout Mercer County a…

*Mercer County - Trenton - Stand Up Men: Works of Will Kasso, Habiyb Shu’Aib and Autin Dean Wright

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Stand Up Men Works of Will Kasso, Habiyb Shu’Aib and Autin Dean Wright
on display February 2 – March 3, 2019
Opening Reception Saturday, February 2 6 – 7 pm Artists and Members 7 – 8:30 pm General Public
Stand Up Men is a celebration of Trenton’s African-American male artists and their use of canvas, photography, and sculpture to convey the pathos of what it means to exist as a man within the realm of Trenton’s Black culture and beyond. We invite you to explore the world within Trenton which is largely ignored or subsumed by perceptions of rampant violence and urban decay. “Stand Up Men” inhabits the world of the quiet, deliberate Trenton arts movement forged in love, life, and courage.


KASSO Trenton native Will “Kasso” Condry, whose murals still grace much of Trenton’s cityscape, conveys both chaos and beauty in his work. His work has graced spaces throughout the United States and echo his strong commitment to both urban renewal and the challenges of being a local artist . His muralis…