The Bedminster Farmers Market will be held every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Township’s River Road Park located at the corner of Routes 202/206 south and River Road and will run through December 12. The Bedminster Farmers Market provides support to our local farmers and provides an opportunity for our residents and our neighbors along the Route 202/206, Route 287 and Route 78 corridors to purchase fresh locally-sourced foods, locally-grown produce, including organic produce, quality prepared foods, and other agricultural products. This season, the Bedminster Farmers Market is bigger than ever and features over 20 vendors each week offering a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, greens and herbs, local cider, local wine, mushrooms, nuts and dried fruit, French pastries, coal-fired brick oven breads, gluten free baked goods, nut butters, bean to bar chocolates, cheeses, pastas, local whole grains and flour, eggs, flowers, honey, soups, oil and vinegars, organic coffees and tea, all natural pasture-raised Angus beef, pork, chicken, small batch New York style deli pickles, pickled condiments, olives, relishes and tapenades, and more! For more information, please visit the Bedminster Farmers Market on Facebook and Instagram or call the Bedminster Township Recreation Department on (908) 212-7000, Ext. 404, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org (Photo by Mimi Jacobs)
Hunterdon Land Trust’s Farmers’ Market is open every Sunday through November 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. in Flemington. Shoppers will find organic fruits and vegetables, all-natural meats, fresh-baked breads, cave-ripened cheeses, honey, pies, plants, locally roasted coffee, milk, eggs and more. About 24 farmers and vendors will participate in the market this season. HLT’s market will have a quieter opening this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Music, yoga and a children’s program with juggler, magician and former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Bob Lloyd have been postponed. To provide a safe shopping experience, HLT has adopted a series of protocols to protect all attendees. This comprehensive list can be viewed on HLT’s website at www.hunterdonlandtrust.org. New farmers and vendors this year include Michisk Farm, Gorgeous Goat Farm, Fare Is Fowl and Evergreen Refill. Not all of these new farmers will be at the market opening, but will be at the Dvoor Farm this season. Farmers’ Market sponsors are: Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Northfield Bank, Thomas McMillan — Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty, McPherson & Newland Insurance, and Matt’s Red Rooster Grill. Most farmers accept credit cards. Parking is free and easily accessible. (Photo by John Gattuso)
Hunterdon Art Museum will exhibit “From the Ground Up: Peters Valley School of Craft” from Oct. 4 – Jan. 10. "From the Ground Up," will be the first-ever exhibition examining Peters Valley's fifty-year history and key moments that have defined the institution – from its earliest formation as an experimental craft colony, to the building of its renowned Japanese wood-fired or Anagama kiln in 1980, to the prominence of women blacksmiths at Peters Valley in the early 2000s.
The exhibition is curated by Elizabeth Essner. “From the Ground Up” will combine historical ephemera with significant works in fiber, jewelry, ceramics, wood, photography, and metal by artists involved at Peters Valley, as well as on-site artist residencies to allow further engagement with artists working in craft-based materials.
“We've been working with the Hunterdon Art Museum and Essner for the past two years to ensure this milestone exhibition includes pieces that communicate the rich history and development of contemporary craft in America," says Peters Valley Executive Director Kristin Muller. "The interactive artist residencies will also exemplify to visitors the experiential aspects of Peters Valley's immersive studio workshops."
“I’m thrilled to be able to shed light on so many stories of artistic transformation that have happened at Peters Valley. The school has engaged hundreds of artists and thousands of students over its fifty-year history, yet its story has never been told,” says Essner. “‘From the Ground Up’ captures the vital spirit and historic contributions of this important craft institution.”
Selected artists whose work will be in the exhibition are Vivian Beer, Bruce Dehnert, Fawn Navasie, Luci Jockel, Kirk Mangus, Emil Milan, Shiro Otani, Malcolm Mobutu Smith, Stephen Shore, Toshiko Takaezu, Louise Todd Cope, MJ Tyson, and Andrew Willner.
Artist residencies during the exhibition will include weaver Cynthia Alberto and her Brooklyn-based weaving studio Weaving Hand, jeweler Lauren Eckert and woodworker Janine Wang.
Set in the wooded landscape of the Delaware Water Gap National Park in Layton, NJ, Peters Valley was first proposed in 1970 as a planned colony of artists and craftspeople. The resident blacksmiths, ceramists, fiber artists, metalsmiths, woodworkers, and photographers who populated the site’s 18th and 19th-century buildings created a vibrant community engaged in creating. Over time, as Peters Valley’s educational mission moved from the margins to the center, it grew into the craft school it is today, which brings together artists of local, national, and international renown with students for immersive materials-based workshops.
About Peters Valley School of Craft
Peters Valley School of Craft is a non-profit educational center for the exploration, promotion, and practice of fine craft, located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Funding for Peters Valley is provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and New Jersey Historic Trust, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Charles Lawrence Keith & Clara Miller Foundation, the Marie & John Zimmermann Fund, the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation, the Greater Pike Community Foundation, the New Jersey Cultural Trust, the Windgate Foundation, and by the generosity of its members and individual donors.
About the Hunterdon Art Museum
The Hunterdon Art Museum presents changing exhibitions of contemporary art, craft, and design in a 19th century stone mill listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Founded in 1952, the Museum is a landmark regional art center showcasing works by established and emerging contemporary artists. It also offers a dynamic schedule of art classes and workshops for children and adults.
Programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Holt Family Foundation, Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, The Large Foundation, and other corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Hunterdon Art Museum is a wheelchair accessible space. Publications are available in large print. Patrons who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired may contact the Museum through the New Jersey Relay Service at (TTY) 1 (800) 852-7899
Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students; children under 12 are free. Open Thursday through Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm. Hunterdon Art Museum is located at 7 Lower Center St. in Clinton, New Jersey, 08809.
This exhibition was made possible in part by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support for this exhibition was provided by the Windgate Foundation, the Marie and John Zimmermann Fund. The exhibition catalogue was funded by the Windgate Foundation and John Sheridan and Andrea DuFlon. In kind sponsorship has been provided by The Graphics Office and McSquared.
Learn about the science behind paranormal investigations, different types of entities from the other side, and how to become a paranormal investigator via two virtual lectures led by the Specter Seekers Paranormal Society. Join spooky and fascinating lectures diving deep into the other side and the world of the paranormal. Learn about the different methods and equipment used during an investigation, and discover different types of ghosts and ghouls, and things that go bump in the night. The Specter Seekers Paranormal Society is led by founder, Frank Rigillo, a 25-year veteran paranormal investigator. He has worked with the Morris County Park Commission for several years and has lead multiple investigations throughout the sites. His team of professional paranormal investigators are dedicated to seeking the truth of the other side. Admission is $20 per household, and preregistration is required. This program is designed for ages 16 & up. To register, visit http://bit.ly/ParanormalLecture2020. For more information, please call 973.326.7645.
Dickens Days - Take a trip back in time to Victorian Clinton and celebrate the season! Horse and carriage rides, carolers, Father Christmas and more! There is no better place to experience the magic of the season than downtown Clinton during Dickens Days!
Winter Village at the Red Mill -
This three-day German-style outdoor winter craft market in the heart of Clinton, New Jersey features over 40 local craft artisans, vintage peddlers, and food trucks each day. After visiting our German-style holiday market, step back into the Victorian era in Downtown Clinton. Make a day of it in Clinton, NJ! Take a trip back in time to Victorian Clinton and celebrate the season with us! Horse and carriage rides, carolers, and more! There is no better place to experience the magic of the season than downtown Clinton during Dickens Days!
For more information, visitclintonnj.com
Learn all about cows during Animal Antics: Cows! How now, brown cow! Join staff at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm while we take care of our cows. Learn the different things cows do on the farm, where they sleep, and the different foods they eat in the winter. Admission is $10 per child/adult pair and preregistration is required. This program is appropriate for children ages 3 – 5. For more information, call 973.326.7654. Register here to learn more and to register for these great programs or visit our website morrisparks.net.
Kick off the holiday season with plenty of patriotic cheer at Colonial Christmas!
The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House invite visitors of all ages to experience Christmas past and present when the circa 1772 Dutch Colonial hosts its holiday celebration on Saturday, December 5, 2020 beginning at 12:00 p.m. with a variety of festive activities.
A patriotic Liberty Tree lighting, Revolutionary Era re-enactors firing a cannon and demonstrating muskets, free and socially distanced photos with Santa, holiday shopping while enjoying the beautifully decorated exterior of the historic home and grounds are in store at the 18th Annual Colonial Christmas at Bedminster’s historic Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum.
New this year is an artistic expression contest for children and young adults: “What the Holidays Mean to Me.” The winner presentation will take place during our Liberty Tree Lighting. There will also be refreshments, festive music, and a poinsettia sale.
2020 marks the 18th anniversary of the Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House annual Colonial Christmas celebration. The historic house exterior of the museum will be fully decorated and a virtual tour will be available on site. This event will take place outdoors ONLY this year due to Covid-19. Social distancing will be enforced and masks are required. Any changes in New Jersey State regulations will be enforced.
“Colonial Christmas is the signature fundraiser for the Jacobus Vanderveer House and a vital means of preserving this extraordinary piece of Revolutionary War history for future generations,” commented Robin Ray, Trustee of The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House Board. “Each year, we welcome a growing number of newcomers, repeat visitors, school children and groups as Colonial Christmas becomes the ‘go-to’ event kicking off the holiday season. There’s something for everyone at Colonial Christmas!”
Proceeds from the event benefit exhibit development, historical interpretations, and educational programs at the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum.
Outdoor festivities will take place at Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum in Bedminster’s River Road Park on Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and conclude with our annual tree lighting from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. Admission is $20 per family, $10 admission per individual Children 12 and under FREE. Free to Museum members. The Liberty Tree lightings is free to the community! Poinsettia sales are pre-sale only and can be ordered online at www.jvanderveerhouse.org and picked up at the Colonial market on Saturday, December 5, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Senior Resource Center of Chester, NJ, is sponsoring its 16th annual Festival of Trees, ‘‘As We Dream by the Fire!” Beginning on Saturday, December 5, 2020, this event will run through Saturday, December 12. This annual holiday celebration is the main fundraiser for the Senior Resource Center, providing support for all exercise classes, informational programs and services to seniors in western Morris County.
Enjoy Festive Holiday Trees Displayed daily from 1 – 6 p.m.
Decorated Tabletop to Floor Trees for Sale, Expansive Gift Table along with Small Cash and Carry Trees available for immediate sale. Purchase a Tree to Donate to a family in need or a First Responder. Decorated trees may be bought in person or online at www.srcnj.org.
Santa will visit on Saturday, Dec. 5, 1:30-5; Sunday, 1-4; Tuesday & Thursday, 2-4; Wednesday & Friday, 3:30-6; Saturday, Dec. 12, 1-4.
All CDC Guidelines will be in place. The wearing of masks, appropriate distancing and occupancy regulations of 25 attendees at a time will be followed.
Admission: $10 – Adults; $5 – Seniors & Students (credit cards accepted)
Location: The BARN at HIGHLANDS RIDGE PARK, 100 North Road, Chester, NJ (across from Black River Middle School)
Check out our website for the latest updates! www.srcnj.org
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Pottersville Volunteer Fire Company has invited Santa to town to bring some joy and holiday cheer! Santa will arrive by firetruck at 10 a.m. and be driven throughout town by the the Chief of the PVFC, ending his visit at the Pottersville Post Office where he will be available for photos. Rumor has it, that Santa has asked to end his visit at the P.O. so that he can enjoy some of the homemade goodies at the Ladies Auxiliary Bake Sale that will take place in front of the Post Office from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Even Mrs. Claus can't beat these tasty treats, so you'll be sure to want to bring some home for the holidays! The Ladies Auxiliary will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the local food pantry and Santa assures that anyone that brings a generous donation will go right to the top of his "nice list."
Join the staff of the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center for Virtual Wild About Winter Mini-Camp! Virtual Wild About Winter Mini-CampTime off from school is a great time to learn about nature! In this LIVE, virtual program, discover the crazy things that wildlife does to survive the winter cold, how to read animal tracks, and what turkeys do all winter! Enjoy crafts and stories, and finish the day with a packet of other activities to try! Sign up for one or more days, as your schedule allows. Participants must call ahead to pick up their materials at the Great Swamp OEC. Cost is $10 per child per day and preregistration is required. This program is appropriate for children ages 5 – 8. For more information, call 973.635.6629. morrisparks.net
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