Showing posts from June, 2019

Monmouth County - Red Bank - Sunday in the Park with the Symphony

Sunday in the Park with the Symphony
Red Bank River Center
Marine Park
Red Bank 07701 6/30/2019
AGE RANGE: Babies, Preschoolers, Elementary, Tweens, Special Needs
CALL: 732-842-4244
WEBSITE MORE DETAILS: Sunday, June 30, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra returns to Red Bank! The symphony truck will roll into Marine Park, where the sides will open up as the entire truck converts into a mobile stage'€¦ complete with sound, lighting and all the trimmings. Lay back on the grass or bring a lawn chair of your own and take in this marvelous concert with stunning views of the Navesink River. Come early because local fan favorite Kul d'Sack will perform from 6 to 7:45 in the park! Spend the day enjoying walkable downtown Red Bank: shop in unique boutiques, take advantage of special menus at Red Bank's restaurants & eateries or grab take-out and create a picnic, and then head over to Marine Park to enjoy the symphony. The concer…

Monmouth County - Highlands - Going Bunkers: Nine Gun Battery

Sunday, June 30- Sandy Hook, Monmouth County
Going Bunkers: Nine Gun Battery

Explore with a park ranger, the longest concrete gun battery built by the U.S. Army in the United States for harbor defense. When construction began in 1897, the battery was originally intended to mount three 10-inch caliber disappearing guns, but when construction was completed in 1904 an additional six 12-inch caliber disappearing guns were emplaced, creating a nine gun battery that operated until 1944. Bring a flashlight and walking shoes. The tour starts at 6:00 pm and lasts approximately one and a half hours. Call the Sandy Hook Visitor Center at 732-872-5970 to make a reservation. For more information, call 732-872-5970 or visit

Monmouth County - Rumson - Monmouth County Historical Association's 44th Annual Garden Party

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Monmouth County - Allenhurst, Asbury Park, West Deal (Ocean Twp) - The 12th Annual Jersey Shore Film Festival

PRESENTS The 12th Annual Jersey Shore Film Festival JUNE 23RD THRU JUNE 30TH 2019 Celebrating its 12th year, the Jersey Shore Film Festival (JSFF) is returning to Allenhurst, Asbury Park, and Deal Park, at the Jersey Shore in the summer of 2019. JSFF has grown to become one of the marquee film festivals in New Jersey. It is a lucrative opportunity for filmmakers, directors, actors, crew, and producers to showcase their work and achieve new heights in the industry. The festival promises to attract thousands of audience members within direct reach of New York City and the greater New Jersey area. While at the festival, enjoy everything the Jersey Shore has to offer from the beaches to the boardwalks, restaurants, shopping, and more. See you June 23rd through June 30th at the Jersey Shore!


Middlesex County - Cranbury - Commemorate the 200th wedding anniversary of Henry and Isabella Reid Hull Sillcocks

Sunday, June 30 – Cranbury Museum Open Sunday, 1 to 4 PM Commemorate the 200thwedding anniversary of Henry and Isabella Reid Hull Sillcocks Henry (1793–1846) and Isabella Reid Hull (1796–1890) were married on June 16, 1819 at the Presbyterian Church of Cranbury, New Jersey. As part of the Cranbury Museum’s permanent collection, portraits of the Sillcocks are being highlighted during the month of June and throughout 2019.  More information about the Sillcocks portraits and other interesting Cranbury history can be found by visiting the Cranbury Museum located at 4 Park Place East, Cranbury or at
  On view through July in the Perrine Wing: The History of the Cranbury Police.

Morris County - Morristown - Peter Toth Piano Recital on 1873 Steinway

Sunday, June 30 – Morris County Peter Toth Piano Recital on 1873 Steinway Featuring Works by Franz Liszt, Scott Joplin, and Arthur Foote 
1 pm, Sunday, June 30, 2019 Morristown NHP’s Museum 30 Washington Place Morristown, New Jersey  07960 Free Admission
    Please join Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) as it welcomes back acclaimed Hungarian pianist Peter Toth for a piano recital at 1 pm on Sunday, June 30, 2019. The free event will be held in Morristown NHP's Museum, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, New Jersey.
    Dr. Toth will play the park’s 1873 Steinway Grand piano for a summer program that will feature:
Franz Liszt: Funerailles (Funeral) Scott Joplin: Solace Arthur Foote: Meditation Arthur Foote: An Irish Folk Song
   For more information on the recital, contact Chief of Cultural Resources, Dr. Jude Pfister at 973-539-2016 x 204; or email:
    Mark your calendars! Future Peter Toth recitals are scheduled for: August 18, November 17, and December 7th.

Monmouth County - Lincroft - Monmouth Museum’s NJ Emerging Artists Series presents: Andrew Bencsko III, ex tempore

Monmouth Museum’s NJ Emerging Artists Series presents: Andrew Bencsko III
ex tempore
May 31 – June 30, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, May 31, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Artist Gallery Talk: Wednesday, June 5, 2019, from 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Both the reception and gallery talk are free and open to the public. Nilson Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm. Admission $8 Artist Statement: My abstractions stem from observations of heaps of discarded materials and debris during my hectic daily commute through NYC’s streets and subways. References of these seemingly thoughtless piles are made through snapshots and thumbnail sketches and in such a moment, they become compositions. I seek to depict the unconventional relationships of different forms and maze-like formations. On the surface, they are excess pieces of lumber, steel frames, and miss-cut studs from construction sites along with broken gypsum board, plastic wrap, conduit, and empty coffee cups. In my …

Cape May County - Cape May - Hands-On History Weekend at Historic Cold Spring Village

Saturday - Sunday, June 29 - 30 - Cape May, Cape May County
Hands-On History Weekend at Historic Cold Spring Village

Two days of family-friendly, interactive and educational fun are planned for Historic Cold Spring Village’s ‘Hands-on History’ Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm. Children will be given a ‘Pastport’ at the start of their Village trip, which can be stamped at the buildings they visit after completing a take-home craft or activity, like writing with a quill pen, carding wool or making a pinch pot. Pastports can be redeemed at the Country Store for a free treat! The Family Activity Area will feature children’s dress-up clothes, historic games, and take-home crafts including corn husk dolls. Other family-friendly activities include games and live entertainment from traditional local musician Mary Roth.

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 Ame…

Gloucester County - Woodbury - A Time for Change: An Interactive Exhibit

June 1-30 -- Gloucester County
June 1-30 - A Time for Change at MADE Artisan Marketplace, 65 North Broad St., Woodbury: This visiting from the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey details South Jersey's participation in the tumultuous Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Free. Open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10am-7pm.
Coupons obtained at the exhibit allow for free admission to the Gloucester County Historical Society's World War I exhibit through the month of June.
Mon. to Sat. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Hudson County - Hoboken - Historic Walking Tours

Saturday-Sunday, June 29-30 – Hudson County Hoboken Museum
On June 29 at 10 am, we have just added a new historic walking tour to our calendar: "A River Walk Across the Ages: Ships, Trains and Beverages Too!," led by Terry Pranses, a former Museum trustee and frequent Hoboken tour guide on various subjects. This tour costs $25 and is limited to 20 participants. 
Finally, on Sunday, June 30, at 10 am and 1 pm, we are pleased to offer two Historic Walking Tours of Stevens Campus, hosted by the university's archivists, Leah Loscutoff and Ted Houghtaling. The tour costs $15. 
For more information, please click here.

Essex County - Montclair - Antique Quilt Collection

Calling All Artists! The Montclair History Center's quilt collection is the inspiration for a fall art exhibition at Studio Montclair.
Artists are invited to submit works of art that are inspired by the antique quilt collection at the Montclair History Center. "Inspired by" can be interpreted broadly to include a shape, a color, a process, materials, or even a reaction to words that describe a quilt or the women who made them and/or their place in society. Please note: Existing artwork that fits this theme may be submitted for this call.
Pictures and descriptions of the quilts are available on Studio Montclair’s website,and a selection will be on display at the Crane House and Historic YWCA in Montclair during the months of April and May (Wednesday afternoons at 1 pm and by appointment). Studio Montclair's website and register (RSVP mandatory).<

Burlington County - Roebling - Night at the Museum: "Night at the Museum"

Night at the Roebling Museum Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 8:30 PM
SHOWING THE FILM, "Night at the Museum," at dusk. Join us!
**NEXT SATURDAY EVENING** Mark your calendar for the first-ever Nights at the Roebling Museum event!
Starting at 5pm, for just $5 per person or $15 for a group of up to 5 people, opt to join us for fun STEM/Tech hands-on activities inside and outside the Museum. Take a guided walking tour of the historic village of Roebling.  Tour our galleries and learn about the unique history  and heritage of this lovely community. 
THEN...At dusk, join us for a FREE family movie night on the lawn in the Museum's Millyard! We'll be showing the film, "Night at the Museum!" 
(That's two back-to-back family events on the same night... The first is super inexpensive and fun. The second one is free to anyone who wishes to attend.) Blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets are welcomed! Popcorn, pre-packa…

Monmouth County - Middletown - The Great St. Mary's Fair

The Great St. Mary's Fair
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
19 Cherry Tree Farm Road
Middletown 07748 6/24/2019 - 6/29/2019
COST: TBC: advance price bracelet $25, at the fair $30, other prices vary by activity/food
CALL: 732-671-6125
WEBSITE MORE DETAILS:  Summer doesn't begin until the Great St. Mary Fair! It promises to be our biggest and best one yet! Lots of Rides, Games, Food, Live Entertainment and most importantly FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY! Back by popular demand is Bracelet Night - EVERY NIGHT!!! Advance sales for ride bracelets will be available for purchase at discount prices before and after all Sunday Masses or at the rectory reception desk of Saint Mary, Mother of God Church. Monday-Friday, 6-10PM, Saturday, 6-11PM.
Summer doesn't begin until the Great St. Mary Fair! It promises to be our biggest and best one yet! Lots of Rides, Games, Food, Live Entertainment and most importantly FUN FOR THE …

Somerset County - Bridgewater - Free Family Picnic!

Saturday, June 29 -- Somerset County
Free Family Picnic!
 Saturday, June 29 -- 6 p.m. until the fireworks at the ballpark end (around 10 p.m.) Historic Van Horne House, 941 E. Main St., Bridgewater
  Join us for lawn games (including croquet and giant-sized lawn bowling), visits inside the historic Van Horne House, and more! Stay with us and watch the fireworks across the street at TD Bank Park after the Somerset Patriots baseball game ends.
  Free gift for every child who attends!
Bring your own food, drinks, and lawn chairs and blankets (please carry out your trash). Parking is  available behind the Target store at the Bridgewater Promenade.
  Free tickets are available online at and will be available at the door.
  No alcoholic beverages or smoking.

Monmouth County - Red Bank - Wildlife Watchers Kayaking

Wildlife Watchers Kayaking
Swimming River Park Boat Ramp
475 W Front St, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Sat, Jun 29, 2019, 6:00-7:30 PM

Relax, unwind and appreciate the near-shore environments of the tidal Swimming River, and the surrounding landscape. It’s easily the best deal around, as our own expert Park System Naturalists lead you through winding channels lined with tall, elegant marsh grasses, searching for hidden wildlife. Breathe in the fresh air while you explore the beautiful outdoors. This 1 1/2 hour guided kayak tour is a leisurely paddle to quietly witness wildlife on the water’s edge. Single and tandem kayaks are available, along with all necessary equipment. Novice paddlers welcome. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Bring water, bug spray, binoculars, and a waterproof camera. Weight limits for kayaks are 250 lbs. for a single and 400 lbs. for a double.

One Session $25 Per Person

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Morris County - Morris Twp - Meet the Servants at The Willows & Herbalicious!

Saturday, June 29 -  Morris Township, Morris County
Meet the Servants at The Willows & Herbalicious!

On Saturday at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, at 1:00 and 2:00 pm, during a hands-on guided tour, learn about the role of the domestic servants at the Foster home, The Willows, during the WWI era. Help the maid with household chores, and learn it was a full workout to keep a proper house. At the end of the tour, you can help the cook prepare historic foods using the wood-burning cook stove.

From 1:00 - 2:00 pm, gather at the Farmhouse herb garden to discover how herbs enhance the taste of food. Make a sachet to take home.

Admission: $6 for adults; $5 for seniors (65+); $4 for children ages 4 – 16; and $2 for children ages 2 and 3. FREE for children under age 2 and Friends members with a current membership card. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm is located at 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, NJ. For more information, visit

Burlington County - Burlington - Historic West Hill Manor 220th Anniversary

Saturday, June 29 - Burlington Township, Burlington County Historic West Hill Manor 220th Anniversary

Historic West Hill Manor will celebrate its 220th Anniversary on Saturday from 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm. Talk to Colonial soldiers about their life on the march and in battle. Learn to make your own ice cream and how to use a spinning wheel. The kids will enjoy our new Toy Room and play with toys from the past. Our handmade dollhouse will also be on display. At 3:00 pm, there will be a special presentation on Freemasonry and The Underground Railroad. Admission is $10 per adult and $5 per child under 12. Buy tickets at the door or in advance at West Hill is located at 1114 Oxmead Road, Burlington Twp., NJ 08016   For more info, email

Burlington County - Burlington - Historic West Hill Manor will celebrate its 220th Anniversary

Saturday, June 29 – Burlington County
  Historic West Hill Manor will celebrate its 220th Anniversary on Saturday, June 29th, 12 noon to 4:00 pm.
 Talk to Colonial soldiers about their life on the march and in battle. Learn to make your own ice cream and how to use a spinning wheel. The kids will enjoy our new Toy Room and play with toys from the past. Our handmade doll house will also be on display. At 3:00, there will be a special presentation on Freemasonry and The Underground Railroad.
    Admission is $10 adults/$5 children under 12. Buy tickets at the door or in advance at  West Hill is located at 1114 Oxmead Road, Burlington Twp., NJ 08016   For more 
info, email

Morris County - Morristown - Under the Floorboards: The Hidden Parts of the Vail House

Saturday, June 29 - Morristown, Morris County
Under the Floorboards: The Hidden Parts of the Vail House

Join a special behind the scenes tour of the Historic Vail House basement, and learn about historic preservation and the future plans for the Vail House. Tours at 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm.

Admission: $5 per adult, $4 per senior, $3 per child age 4 - 16, FREE per child under age 4. Historic Speedwell is located at 333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown. For more information, call 973-285-6537 or visit