The Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC) is delighted to present its 19th Mansion in May signature fundraiser, previously scheduled to be held during May, as “Splendor in September.” The Designer Showhouse and Gardens is open to the public at Tyvan Hill in New Vernon, New Jersey from September 8 to October 4, 2020.
The delayed opening of Tyvan Hill will enable visitors to have an opportunity to experience a visit to this lovely country estate to see the transformation of nearly 50 spaces by leading interior and landscape designers. This dedicated team of designers will deliver on their commitment to create a beautiful mansion and gorgeous grounds for all to see, all to benefit the expansion of the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center.
“In an effort to provide visitors with a pleasant and safe visit to Tyvan Hill, new admissions and safety protocols are in place,” said Katie Nolle, President, Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center. “We are following all CDC, State and Local Covid-19 guidelines to safeguard the safety and well-being of our visitors, designers and volunteers.”
Tyvan Hill, a 10,000 square foot U-shaped brick and stone house mansion was designed by the prominent New York architectural firm of Peabody, Wilson & Brown for John Wesley Castles Jr. and his wife, Dorothea Bradford Smith, and built between 1928 and 1929. It features beautiful details, such as a curved staircase, paneling and elegant moldings, as well as an outdoor pool and pool house. In 1931, the Architectural League of New York awarded its silver medal to Peabody, Wilson & Brown for the firm's designs of a group of country residences, prominently including Tyvan Hill.
Mansion in May is the preeminent designer showhouse in the New Jersey-New York area. “Splendor in September” at Tyvan Hill will be open to the public from September 8 to October 4, 2020. Tickets are $40 online and are sold in time slots from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For tickets and more information about our safety protocols and Mansion in May, visitwww.mansioninmay.org.
ABOUT THE WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION FOR MORRISTOWN MEDICAL CENTER
Founded in March 1893 to provide financial support to Morristown Medical Center, part of the Atlantic Health System, the Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC) helps enable the hospital to respond to the changing healthcare needs of the community. With a volunteer base of more than 400 members, WAMMC hosts a number of fundraising events, anchored by the flagship event, Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens. WAMMC also operates the hospital’s gift shops and The Bargain Box Thrift Boutique, as well as WAMMC Network TV, which created Calling All Kids and is the first in-house family television station for young patients and their families to enjoy during their stay at the hospital. WAMMC is an integral part of the hospital’s ability to continue bringing cutting-edge technology and superior health services to the community, and has raised more than $25 million to date to support this mission. For more information about WAMMC, visit http://www.wammc.org.
Mansion in May is one of the most noteworthy designer showhouses in the country. It is an experience that is not to be missed. Enjoy 50 spectacular interior and landscape design spaces as well as boutiques for shopping.
Support the Califon First Aid Squad and find some terrific treasures at the Califon Town Wide Tag Sale, September 19, 2020 from 9 am - 3 pm, throughout the Boro of Califon. The event will be following all the latest guidance from the state of New Jersey on COVID-19 safety, to ensure a safe and fun sale!
Support the protection of 1,404 miles of rivers and streams in our shared watershed!
How it works:
Cost: $50 per family / $25 per Individual
Celebrate Fall and the great outdoors with guide, Carl Klemme, of PS. 108 and Glow! Join Carl for a 90 -minute Walking and Meditation experience that will cover a number of miles of the Whittemore trails with meditations interspersed throughout the hike. A number of different meditation techniques will be taught, practiced at various locations along the way, including fields, forest and stream side. Practicing meditation in nature is an effective way to both quiet and clear the mind, and also experience the environment in a deep and connective way. No prior experience is necessary for this program. The weather is changing, please dress appropriately and wear comfortable shoes. RAIN DATE - Sunday 9/27 at noon. Should it Rain we will let you know by 10:30am via email. Whittemore - Community, Culture & Conservation, 7, Rockaway Rd, Oldwick, NJ 08833. To register or learn more about the event, visit whittemoreccc.org
Join STNJ for a Benefit Concert Supporting the Artistic and Education Programming of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.
Kate Baldwin starred opposite both Bette Midler and Bernadette Peters in the 2017 Tony-winning revival of Hello Dolly!, garnering accolades for her sparkling humor and soaring voice. She was nominated for the 2017 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance as Irene Molloy. Her starring role in the 2009 Broadway revival of Yip Harburg’s and Burton Lane’s hit classic musical Finian’s Rainbow drew Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, and put her on the map as “a real musical theatre star” (New York Post). She received a Drama Desk Award nomination for her role as Jen in Keen Company’s 20th Anniversary revival of Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald’s John & Jen. She starred as Sandra Bloom in Big Fish on Broadway, and earned accolades and a Drama Desk Award nomination for her work as Leslie Lyntonn Benedict in Giant at The Public Theater. Off Broadway, she drew raves in Songbird (59E59) and a Lortel Award nomination for her work in Superhero (Second Stage).
Kate’s concert evening features signature songs from her acclaimed career. Hailed as “the redheaded firecracker” (Stephen Holden, The New York Times), the program includes gorgeous music and expert storytelling from writers like Stephen Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, Jerry Herman and long-time friend and collaborator Georgia Stitt. “We suppose there are some things that Baldwin cannot do, but over the past decade we have yet to see her be anything but superb,” says Steven Suskin of Playbill.
Tickets: Regular: $55 per ticket, Subscribers: $45 per ticket, VIP Pod: $85 per ticket*
*Each VIP Pod includes a high-top table, a complimentary bottle of champagne, and gourmet concert munchies.
For tickets, please call the Box Office at 973-408-5600. For more information, visit http://www.shakespearenj.org
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Society information and membership details can be found on the website: www.tewksburyhistory.net
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
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
From art shows, to a new sculpture garden, guided walks to painting classes to community gardens to children’s camps to evening concerts and more, there’s something for everyone at Whittemore!
Every Monday at 11:00 a.m., in the Gardens of Whittemore. Join Roberta Brassard of
Califon Yoga Studio for all yoga levels.
Every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., in the Gardens of Whittemore. Join Carl Klemme
of PS. 108 & Glow for all levels.
Every Saturday at 12 noon, in the Pumpkin Field at Whittemore. Join Carl Klemme of
PS. 108 & Glow for all yoga levels.
Registration Required & Details at www.whittemoreCCC.org
From art shows, to a new sculpture garden, guided walks to painting classes to community gardens to children’s camps to evening concerts and more, there’s something for everyone at Whittemore!
7 Rockaway Road
Oldwick, New Jersey 08858
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 Saturday, October 31. 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 Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. in Flemington. The producers’-only market will run every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Nov. 22. 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)
Join F.M. Kirby Curator of Collections Ryan Hyman via Zoom as he explores the work of 19th-century cartoonist Thomas Nast, the father of American political cartooning. Presentations are FREE for members, pay as you wish general admission. Donations can be made through our website homepage.
Wednesday, July 22, at 2:00 p.m.
Meet Thomas Nast
Wednesday, August 12, at 2:00 p.m.
It May be Summer but it's Christmas for
Wednesday, September 2, at 2:00 p.m.
Columbia: Thomas Nast Illustrates the Moral Conscience of the United States
Register via Zoom at maccullochhall.org
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is located at:
45 Macculloch Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
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