Showing posts from August, 2019

Monmouth County - Fair Haven - Fair Haven Firemen's Fair

Fair Haven Firemen's Fair Fair Haven Fire Department 645 River Rd
Fair Haven 07704 8/23/2019 - 8/31/2019 Weekly on Monday , Tuesday , Wednesday , Thursday , Friday , Saturday
COST: $varies by activity
MORE DETAILS: The annual Fair Haven Fire Company Firemen's Fair is the largest firemen's fair in New Jersey and is the second largest fair of any kind in the state. Friday and Saturday: 6pm-11pm and Monday-Thursday: 6pm-10pm (closed Sunday). Wed is family night and firefighters night. The firehouse grounds are transformed into blazing lights, sounds and activities, including rides like the Zipper, Rainbow, Wipeout, and a large ferris wheel. There's also a merry-go-round, train and other rides tailored for the smaller folks. But for the future firefighters, there's nothing like a ride on a real fire truck! Children are safely seated on one of Fair Haven's first-line pumpers and taken on …

Cape May County - Lower Twp - The Keeper's on Duty @ Cape May Lighthouse

Saturdays through August 31, 2019 - Cape May Point, Cape May County
The Keeper's on Duty

What's it like to be a Lighthouse Keeper?  If you’d like the answer to this question and others, join us for The Keeper's On Duty, at the Education Center at Cape May Point State Park (adjacent to the Cape May Lighthouse)on Saturday at 1:15 pm. The Keeper of the Cape May Lighthouse presents an informative and entertaining half-hour talk on the history and lore of the famous 1859 Cape May Lighthouse. Suited for everyone from children to lighthouse buffs, it’s the perfect introduction to your lighthouse climb! All Keeper's on Duty are free and open to the public. Cape May Point State Park is located at 215 Light House Avenue, Cape May Point, NJ. Co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) and Cape May Point State Park. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit

Morris County - Morris Twp - Farm Know-How on the Go: Granary and Ensilage Pits: and Meet the Servants at The Willows

Saturday, August 31 -  Morris Township, Morris County
Farm Know-How on the Go: Granary and Ensilage Pits

On Saturday at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm from 2:00 - 3:00 pm, take a guided walk to the Granary and Ensilage Pits to discover how they were used. Help prepare ensilage, a livestock feed made by chopping green corn. 

Admission: $6 for adults; $5 for seniors (65+); $4 for children ages 4 – 16; and $2for 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

Saturday, August 31-  Morris Township, Morris County
Meet the Servants at The Willows

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 househo…

Cape May County - Lower Twp - Lighthouse Storytime @ Cape May Lighthouse

Saturdays through August 31, 2019 - Cape May Point, Cape May County
Lighthouse Storytime

Bring your young children to the Education Center in Cape May Point State Park (adjacent to the Cape May Lighthouse) to listen to nautical tales and lighthouse adventure stories on Saturday at 12:30 pm. Free admission. Cape May Point State Park is located at 215 Light House Avenue, Cape May Point, NJ. Co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) and Cape May Point State Park. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit

Atlantic County - Atlantic City - Portraits of Caregivers @ AHMSNJ at Stockton University - Noyes Arts Garage

Portraits of Caregivers Starts
08Jun2019 Ends
31Aug2019 Photographs by Raymond W. Holman, Jr. At AAHMSNJ at Stockton University - Noyes Arts Garage 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401 FREE. Donations are encouraged. The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey will present Raymond W. Holman, Jr.’s exhibit, Portraits of Caregivers from June 8th to August 31st.  The exhibit will be on display at the museum located in the Noyes Arts Garage, 2200 Fairmount Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ.

Raymond W. Holman, Jr.
Caregivers face the emotional, physical, psychological and financial challenges of making decisions about health care, nursing homes, and legal matters for aging loved ones while managing their own lives. Ralph Hunter says “the topic of Caregiving is an important subject for the museum to address because it is something that most of us will have to deal with sooner or later.” Hunter plans to supplement the museum exhibit with useful information on the subject. Raymond …

Monmouth County - Farmingdale - Back to School Bash @ Allaire Village

Saturday, August 31 - Farmingdale, Monmouth County
Back to School Bash

Join Allaire Village for a day of activities celebrating going Back-to-School on Saturday from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm! A full day of family entertainment right before school starts!

Activities include:
* Costumed Characters from the 501st Legion
* NJ State Police Helicopter Landing (approximately 12 noon)
Make your OWN Bookmark!
Make your OWN Historic Hat!
Live Music from Clarizio's Music Center of Point Pleasant
Bubble Fairy
Glitter Tattoos
Food Truck from Pilsen Gourmet
Live Demonstrations & More!

This event is pet friendly. Admission: Children and Adults $8 each and children under 1 are FREE. Purchase tickets here. There will be NO PARKING FEE on Saturday for this event. No event day ticket purchases will occur if this event is sold out.

The Historic Village at Allaire is located at 4263 Atlantic Avenue, Farmingdale, NJ. For more information, contact the Allaire Village office during business …

Monmouth County - Ocean Grove - Historic Walking Tours of Ocean Grove


Warren County - Hardwick - 1800s Village Life at Millbrook

Saturdays, June 15 through August 31Hardwick, Warren County
1800s Village Life at Millbrook

Stroll at your leisure through Millbrook Village.  Several buildings are open and staffed with rangers and volunteers demonstrating traditional skills and reminiscing about 1800s life in the village. The village will be open from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Millbrook Village is part of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Millbrook Village is located in Hardwick Township, NJ at the intersection of Old Mine Road and Millbrook Road, County Route 602N.  For more information and directions, call 908-841-9531, 908-537-2544, or 973-875-3461 or visit their Facebook page.

Mercer County - Hopewell Twp - Plowing Match @ Howell Living History Farm

Saturday, August 31 - Hopewell Township, Mercer County Plowing Match

Howell Living History Farm will hold its Annual Plowing Match on Saturday and the public is invited to watch and participate in the event, which features old-fashioned plowing and log pulling competitions, a craft and pony rides for children, and lots of food, music and old fashioned fun.

A dozen teams of draft animals from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York are entered in the match, which tests the performance of farmers, their horses and oxen, and their plows as they turn furrows. Judging will take place from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon. Winners of the Fine Plowing Class will receive trophies, ribbons, and cash prizes.

Members of the general public aged 16 and older can try their hand at plowing in the Visitor Plowing event. Winners receive ribbons.

Sheep, chickens, and pigs can be seen in the farmyard area all day.

Beginning at 12:00 noon, hungry plowers and visitors can lunch on roast pork sandwiches, a chicken BBQ, …

Monmouth County - Freehold - MCHA August 2019 Thistle

Volume 3, Issue 6

Lightship Sandy a whole new light!

This vivid depiction of the lightship Sandy Hook  (LV-51) was painted in 1896 by Milton James Burns (1853-1933), an esteemed American artist with a passion for the great outdoors. The steam-powered Sandy Hook was constructed in 1892, the first of its kind to utilize electric lighting. She served post for fourteen years on the southern side of the Ambrose Channel off the coast of Sandy Hook, guiding trans-Atlantic steamers approaching the New York Harbor. In 1919 the retired vessel was rammed and sunk by a Standard Oil barge while relieving lightship Cornfield Point in the Long Island Sound. Coast Guard historians were finally able to locate the wreckage in the fall of 2000, at a depth of 190 feet.
The Monmouth County Historical Association received the painting in 1965 in stable condition but suffering from ill-effects of time and exposure. Thankfully, in early June of this year, it was placed in the hands of expert paintin…

Ocean County - Toms River - 33rd Annual Antiques, Crafts, and Collectibles Faire

Vendors needed for August 31 Faire -- Ocean County Olde Time Antiques, Crafts, and Collectibles Faire
  The Ocean County Historical Society presents its 33rd annual Antiques, Crafts, and Collectibles Faire on Saturday, August 31, 2019. Rain or shine! This event is being held in the Ocean County Parking Garage located at the intersection of Madison & Hadley Ave., Toms River. Enjoy 50/50 raffle, used books for only $1.00 or a full bag for $5.00, local history books, baked goods, ever-popular antique engines, museum tours, Civil War reenactors and more! There will be a classic car display presented by N.J. Shore Regional National Chrysler Products Club. Food trucks are available.

Celebrate Labor Day with your family and friends at the Ocean County Historical Society's Antiques and Collectibles Faire on Saturday at the Ocean County Parking Garage at the intersection of Madison and Hadley Avenues in Toms River, NJ from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Join the fun as you shop for antiques and colle…


Saturday, August 31 – Hunterdon County
The Tewksbury Historical Society will hold its 25th annual Flea Market on Saturday, August 31stfrom 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Johnson Family/Cedar Lane Farm field on County Route 517, Oldwick, one-half mile north of Homestead Road. The entrance to the site is north of Homestead Road on Route 517.
 The rain date is Sunday, September 1st, field conditions permitting.
 All vendor spaces have been sold out since July 12th with there being 113 vendors in attendance at this year’s market. The Pottersville Volunteer Fire Company will be serving breakfast and lunch for sale to raise funds for their organization. The Society will also have its own booth of treasures to sell from smalls to furniture and more. Admission to the Flea Market is $ 2 PER CAR, collected at the exit. Early birds can again gain entry from 7 to 8 am at a cost of $ 10 PER PERSON. Early Bird Entry is from Homestead …