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.
The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is open for Scarecrows in the Garden Scavenger Hunt. The scarecrows will be on display throughout the gardens from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Take a leisurely stroll or challenge yourself with a scarecrow scavenger hunt and win a prize. Preregistration is required and the cost is $10 per family. Frelinghuysen Arboretum is located at 353 E Hanover Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960. For more information and to register, visit morrisparks.net.
Discover new ways to take beautiful nature photographs at the Sunday, Oct. 11
Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market with photographer Marissa Jacobs. Jacobs will lead participants on a photographic walking tour of the historic Dvoor Farm, which offers 40 acres of wetlands, a pollinator meadow, an old-growth forest and the Walnut Brook. The program begins at 10 a.m. and is free; space is limited so reservations are a must by emailing email@example.com or calling 908-237-4582.
The program is sponsored by a grant from The Tyler Foundation. Jacobs is an award-winning nature photographer and National Geographic Certified Educator and Mentor who holds a B.S. in Wildlife Conservation and Management with a focus in art. She blends the arts and environmental sciences to build visual connections between people and the environment to create a deeper understanding and desire to love and protect the natural world. Jacobs has run several photo walks in the past, focusing on the natural beauty of the area and encouraging participants observe nature through their camera lens in new and exciting ways. During the guided photo walk, participants can ask questions about both nature and photography topics and take their time capturing the perfect shot of any scenic landscape, animal, or plant.
The Farmers’ Market, open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., features more than 20 local farmers and vendors offering organic produce, meat, honey, artisan breads, fresh-cut flowers, cheese, eggs, locally roasted coffee, native plants and more. Visitors can enjoy a flatbread pizza made with ingredients provided by local farmers or a variety of bureks, phyllo dough stuffed with meats, cheese and vegetables.
The Farmers’ Market will also have yoga outside at 9 a.m. with Lauren Theis. Cost is $15; no registration is necessary. Please bring a yoga mat.
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.
A 90-minute evening of three one-act plays by George Bernard Shaw
Bonnie J. Monte, STNJ’s artistic director and the director of Shaw! Shaw! Shaw! has put three of George Bernard Shaw’s most delightful one-act plays together in an artful way to create a Shavian evening that will lift the COVID blues and transport you back in time to witness woes no greater than those caused by wooing, flirting, and outrageous passion.
Village Wooing, probably the most well-known of this trio of one-acts, follows the tale of two young people who meet on the deck of an ocean liner, and then “find” each other many months later in a small English village.
Passion, Poison, and Petrifaction or The Fatal Gazogene is a wildly funny, preposterous, and highly implausible tale of a doomed bohemian love triangle.
Overruled follows the fanciful and somewhat risqué flirtations of two couples as they rendezvous and collide in a fancy seaside resort in early 1900s England.
To learn more, visit shakespearenj.org
Box Office: 973-408-5600
Relive the gripping tale of George Washington’s desperate crossing of the ice-choked Delaware River in 1776 and surprise attack on the Hessian troops in Trenton in a virtual presentation by William L. Kidder on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. Hunterdon Land Trust hosts its latest free Historic Delaware River Series program, which celebrates the natural, cultural and historic importance of the Delaware River to Hunterdon County. The program is sponsored by the National Park Service’s Lower Delaware Wild and Scenic Program, which aims to protect the natural, cultural and historic value of the Delaware River. Registration is a must and space is limited; to reserve your spot and get the link to this program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kidder’s program will focus on the 10 crucial days from Dec. 25, 1776 through Jan. 3, 1777 that were vital toward restoring the American patriots’ efforts to fight for independence against the British. The program will discuss Washington’s crossing of the river through the battle of Princeton. An author and historian, Kidder taught high school history for 40 years and has been a volunteer interpreter and historian for Howell Living History Farm in Hopewell for 30 years. He is a member of the Washington Crossing American Revolutionary War Round Table, the Association for Living History, Farm, and Agricultural Museums, and serves on the New Jersey Living History Advisory Council and the Crossroads of the American Revolution Advisory Council. Kidder’s books on the American Revolution include: Ten Crucial Days: Washington’s Vision for Victory Unfolds; A People Harassed and Exhausted: The Story of a New Jersey Militia Regiment in the American Revolution; and Crossroads of the Revolution: Trenton 1774-1783.
Join the staff of the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center for a creepy, crawly good time! Meet our LIVE resident creepy crawlies and learn what makes an insect an insect. Then make a walking stick bug craft in this LIVE, virtual presentation. Participants call ahead to pick up their materials at the Great Swamp OEC. All participants must have at home: liquid glue. This is program is great for ages 4 & up and is $10 per child and reregistration is required. Also, on Friday, October 30, Not So Creepy Virtual Presentation from 4 – 5 p.m. Just in time for Halloween, learn why some animals you might have thought of as creepy and scary, like bats and spiders, are not so bad after all. We’ll dispel misconceptions and leave you looking at animals in a whole new light during this LIVE, virtual presentation. Cost is $10 per household and registration is required. For more information and to register, visit morrisparks.net.
The Tewksbury Historical Society will hold Tag Sales on Saturdays, Oct. 17, and Nov. 7, 8 AM -4 PM, at the Oldwick Carriage House, 5 James St., Oldwick, 08858. The Sales will be held rain or shine.
The Society will be selling quality items, which are very clean and in working operation. Antiques, furniture, china, dishes, housewares, garden items, costume jewelry and linens will be among the available merchandise. In compliance with COVID-19 restrictions, Social Distancing will be observed and patrons and staff must wear face coverings.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions donations will be accepted on a limited basis by appointment only at the Carriage House on a Saturday in September and in October. To reserve a Donation Time Slot and to get details regarding acceptable items and donation procedures call 908-832-6734 and leave your name and number. Someone will return your call. Please be aware that all donations will be thoroughly inspected and non-accepted items must be retained by the donor. Ensure all items are washed, no chips or cracks, usable and easily visible for inspection – do not tightly wrap items.
The Tewksbury Historical Society is a New Jersey not-for-profit corporation and was organized for the purpose of furthering research into and the preservation and dissemination of the history of the Township of Tewksbury. The Society requests donations of documents, records and small artifacts related to Tewksbury’s History for its archives.
Society membership is open to anyone interested in the history of Tewksbury Township. Members receive a quarterly newsletter and advance notice of all programs and events the Society holds throughout the year. The Society holds three regular meetings per year on the 3rd Sunday in January, March, and May with a 4th being the Covered Dish Supper with program in November, each with an outstanding historical speaker.
The Society also sponsors a bi-annual Barn Tour/House and Garden in the summer, a Juried Art Show in October, and participates in the Oldwick Town Sale in the spring. All of these events, including the November Supper, were canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19. Members may volunteer at one or all of these events but are not required to do so. A membership camaraderie among the volunteers has developed and all are welcome. Anyone interested in volunteering for any of the cited events for 2021 may call THS Headquarters at 908-832-6734 or email email@example.com. Society information and membership details can be found on the website: www.tewksburyhistory.net
The Center for Contemporary Art, (“The Center”), is holding a one-of-kind virtual fundraiser to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The community is invited to participate in this free, virtual event taking place on Friday, October 23 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
The “Virtual Art Throwdown” consists of five teaching artists from The Center competing in a fast-paced and friendly competition creating an original work of art using mystery items selected by attendees. The teaching artists competing will be Joseph Castronnova (Metuchen, NJ), Helen Marie Farrant (Lebanon, NJ), Andrea Gianchiglia (Califon, NJ), Wendy Hallstrom (Clinton, NJ), Oscar Peterson (Millburn, NJ) and Wes Sherman (Denville, NJ) will be the master of ceremonies.
Guests and the general public will have the chance to bid on the artwork made during the event and work by The Center’s faculty and other artists from The Center. Bidding begins on Friday, October 16th at 12 Noon E.D.T. Visit www.32auctions.com/ArtThrowdown2020 to bid!
Guests will also be treated to a performance by artist Frank May (Washington, NJ) who will perform a piece made just for this occasion while creating a sculpture which will be available in the online auction. Claremont Distillery of Fairfield, NJ has created a delicious anniversary cocktail “Secondary Colors” to celebrate The Center’s 50th. All guests will receive the recipe to prepare the cocktail on their own at home.
The event is free but guests must R.S.V.P. to receive the Zoom link for the evening and the cocktail recipe. For more information and to R.S.V.P. visit https://bit.ly/3iEPIlg
About The Center for Contemporary Art
Founded in 1970, The Center for Contemporary Art is a vital regional art center with a vibrant studio art school, extensive exhibition program and important community outreach component. The Center for Contemporary Art is committed to enabling all visitors to experience its classes and workshops, exhibitions and public programs. The Center was awarded the 2019 Economic Champion Award in recognition of its significant impact on Somerset County in the areas of employment, financial contributions, and community events and programs. The Center is located at 2020 Burnt Mills Road in Bedminster, NJ. For further information, please visit The Center for Contemporary Art online at ccabedminster.org
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.
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will hold its Costume and Prop Sale on Saturday, October 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Thomas H. Kean Theatre Factory, the Theatre’s production facility, at 3 Vreeland Road in Florham Park. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. sharp. Admission and parking is free.
The Theatre's staff will be implementing all current COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, as determined by the State. All guests must wear a mask at all times while inside the building.
This popular annual sale will feature one-of-a-kind items from the Theatre’s prop, costume, and scenery stock and is a must-go event for those seeking costumes and unusual items for the Halloween season or for school productions. From gowns to masks, to decorative and furniture items, to scenic elements, to fabric remnants, there is sure to be something for everyone from bargain hunters to quilters to drama teachers. All items are priced to sell.
For more information, call 973-408-5600. The sale will be held at the Theatre’s administration/production facility, 3 Vreeland Road, Florham Park.
All proceeds from the sale benefit The Shakespeare Theatre’s artistic and educational programs.
Discover how to take your genealogy research to new levels at the nonprofit
Hunterdon County Historical Society’s upcoming virtual webinar with
Elizabeth “Jean” Pellicane on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
“Beyond Vital Records” is the ideal program to help encourage you to look at
different resources to enhance your genealogical research. “Vital Records can make research easier, but they aren’t always an option, or can be incorrect,” Pellicane said. “There are alternate records and research techniques that can get you the answers you need. We’ll look at several case studies to show how alternate evidence can be used to resolve thorny research issues.”
Learn to develop a successful genealogy research plan. Case studies will teach you how to handle non-existent vital records, missing vital records and more. There will be plenty of opportunities for participants to ask questions.
The program costs $5 for HCHS members, and $10 for nonmembers. To
reserve your spot, visit www.hunterdonhistory.org. A link for the program will
be sent out prior to the event.
Pellicane is a professional genealogist with more than 25 years of experience. Her research expertise includes the Mid-Atlantic states, New England, England, Ireland and Italy. Her current professional focus is on writing and consulting. Pellicane is a co-author of Celebrating the History of Glen Gardner, published in 2019. She volunteers for the Hunterdon Historical Society, Glen Gardner Historic Committee, Historic Society of the Somerset Hills, and is a Trustee of the Genealogical Society of New Jersey. Pellicane is a founding member of the New Jersey Chapter of the Association for Professional Genealogists, and belongs to many other genealogy organizations.
Pellicane’s genealogy education includes: Boston University Genealogy Certificate;
ProGen Study Group Program; New Jersey Institute -- New Jersey Family History Research Course; and New Jersey Institute Genetic Genealogy Course. Her blog can be found at once-removed.com.
If you have questions about the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
A family-friendly, three-night Halloween event at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s Back Yard Stage, directed by Brian B. Crowe.
Start your Halloween with this popular annual event! Each year, this special program provides a smorgasbord of classic literature of the macabre and supernatural, eerie ghost stories, and a sprinkling of humor along with the chills. This season’s offering will focus on the ghoulish, ghastly (and goofy!) for kids — so bring your young ones to hear some Halloween fare that will raise some goosebumps, produce some shrieks of delight and concoct a cauldron fill of laughter. Join us for a delightful evening of witch lore and arrive a bit early to enjoy a complimentary cup of witches brew and some Halloween treats before the performance! Tickets: $20 for kids 15 and under; $30 for adults. Call the Box Office at 973-408-5600 to book your tickets!
For more information, visit http://www.shakespearenj.org
Explore Fosterfields in a new way with a fun Halloween themed scavenger hunt. Search the farm for spooky story inspired finds. Complete all the activities to receive a prize. Cost is $10 per person and registration is required. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm is located at 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township, NJ 07960. For more information and to register, visit morrisparks.net.
Raritan Headwaters continues the tradition of celebrating a historic European festival celebrating autumn at the end of the agricultural year and the beginning of the harvest. Festive music plays as we carry our lanterns through the meadows of Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve on a moonlit night. This year, we invite children to arrive wearing costumes! Walks will be held at 4:30, 5:00 and 5:30. Advance registration required due to limited capacity. Cost: Adults $25 / Children (under the age of 12) $15 (Adult ticket includes adult lantern and child ticket includes child lantern. Additional adult, child and toddler size lanterns will be sold on-site the night of the event.) Rain Date: November 8th
Updates for 2020:
– Masks will be required inside and behind the barns, around the campfires, and when social distancing cannot be observed.
– No food will be served this year. There will be designated areas to picnic, if you choose to do so with your group.
– Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your walk time to collect your lantern. You are welcome to enjoy the campfires, music, and explore Fairview Farm prior to and after your walk.
– Children are encouraged to wear costumes to the event!
– We will be walking on grass trails; please wear appropriate footwear.
Fairview Farm is located at 2121 Larger Cross Road, Gladstone, NJ 07934. Visit raritanheadwaters.org for more information and to register.
Are you in the market for tack, blankets, riding apparel, horse care items and anything else horse related? Look no further than the Mane Stream Fall tack Sale! Sunday, November 1, 2020 8 am - 4 pm.
Drop off new or used bridles, saddles, blankets, tack boxes as well as out grown boots, breeches, jackets, and any horse related models or knic- knacks.
Feel good about supporting the Mane Stream mission to improve the quality of life for individuals with physical, developmental, emotional and medical challenges through a diverse program of equine assisted activities, therapy services and educational initiatives.
All donations may be dropped off or call to schedule for a pick-up.
For more information, contact Jen at 908-439-9636 or email@example.com
Mane Stream, 83 Old Turnpike Rd., Oldwick, NJ 08858
The Raptor Trust is pleased to present New York Times bestselling author, Jennifer Ackerman, as the keynote speaker for this year's Leonard and Diane Soucy Memorial Fund Lecture Series on November 1 at 3 p.m. via Zoom.
In this multimedia presentation, Ackerman discusses her research on the secret (and often bizarre!) wonders of the avian world. From fascinating tales of mimicry, plumage, deception, and cooperation , she concludes that bird behavior is like ours in many ways, with cultures as varied and complex as humans’.
Ackerman has been writing about science, nature, and biology for more than three decades. Her book, The Genius of Birds , has been published in 20 languages and was named one of the 10 best nonfiction books of 2016 by The Wall Street Journal . Her current book, The Bird Way , is a New York Times bestseller. Find out more about this groundbreaking book --and other books by Ackerman-- here.
Open Q&A session to follow the presentation. We hope you will save the date for this first-ever exclusive virtual lecture series on November 1. Online registration will open soon! For more information, please visit theraptortrust.org
We are pleased to announce a NEW, LIVE, in person hunt for the fall season. For the first time ever, join us for an all outdoor, in person paranormal investigation on the grounds of Fosterfields! This investigation will, again, be led by Specter Seekers Paranormal Society. The event includes an investigation of the haunted back field, the Willows grounds, the Cottage Garden and the Farmhouse exterior. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm has been a working farm since the Revolutionary War and has had several generations of land owners and farmers tending to its fields. From Jonathan Ogden’s farmhouse which burnt to the ground in 1915 and was rebuilt, to the grounds of the Victorian Willow’s mansion, built by Joseph Warren Revere, the haunts and the history of this farm are as rich as its soil. Cost is $50 per person. Advance registration is required, and space is very limited. Use this link to register for the LIVE Paranormal Experience: http://bit.ly/NovemberParanormal
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