Millburn NJ Summer Concert Series

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This Sunday, 6/25, begins the Millburn NJ summer concert series! The Millburn NJ summer concert series kicks off with Street Hassle, a premier classic rock band, who will be performing at Taylor Park in Millburn NJ beginning at 7 pm. Taylor Park is located at 78 Main Street in Millburn NJ. The concerts are free of charge and end at 8:30 pm. Refreshments will be available from Gian Marco Trattoria. The rain date for Sunday’s concert is Sunday, 7/2.

The Millburn NJ summer concert series runs for four weeks. Other musicians scheduled to perform include B’azooka Joe & The Bubblegum Machine, Desert Highway, and Soul Groove.

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Turtle Back Zoo Opens Lion and Hyena Exhibit

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On Tuesday, 6/13/17, the Turtle Back Zoo opened their Lion and Hyena Exhibit in the zoo’s African Adventure area. It is fitting to have lions in the Turtle Back Zoo as they are the main figure on the Essex County seal. The Ronald J. Mount lion and hyena exhibit is one half acre in size. Mount, after whom the exhibit is named, contributed generously to the “Bears in the Backyard” exhibit when it was built in 2005 at the Turtle Back Zoo. The bear exhibit was the first exhibit designed to house animals in areas that replicate their natural habitats. The Turtle Back Zoo partnered with members of the Mount family to turn Mount’s dream of having lions in the zoo into reality.

Exposed rock formations have been added to the lion and hyena exhibit as a means of attracting lions to three main viewing areas. A heated stone patio is also a part of the exhibit to encourage the lions to rest where visitors will have a great view!

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Father’s Day Hike at Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Short Hills NJ

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This Sunday, 6/18/17, join the teen volunteers, “Cora’s Conservation Corps”, as they lead guests into the woods to become Citizen Scientists as they learn about Fathers in the Forest on a Father’s Day Hike at Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Short Hills NJ! The Father’s Day Hike at Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Short Hills NJ will last approximately 45 minutes and depart at 11, 1 and 3. The suggested donation to join the Father’s Day Hike at Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Short Hills NJ is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Visitors are encouraged to dress for the weather.

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Historic Greenwood Gardens Millburn NJ

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Take a step back in time when you visit historic Greenwood Gardens Millburn NJ. Tucked away from modern distractions, Historic Greenwood Gardens Millburn NJ “is a place of horticultural excellence”. Many visitors choose to go back again and again! Located at 274 Old Short Hills Road Short Hills NJ, only 45 minutes from Manhattan, the gardens are accessible by train.

Historic Greenwood Gardens Millburn NJ offers 28 acres of garden surrounded by over 2,100 acres of the South Mountain Reservation. Previously owned by the Branchard family, the gardens were first transformed and opened to the public in 2003.

Historic Greenwood Gardens Millburn NJ is open Thursday-Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm. Admission is $10. Members and children under the age of 12 are free. The admission fee for students presenting an ID and guests age 65 and over is $5. A free Greenwood Garden guide assists visitors on a self-guided tour. Guided tours with Greenwood Gardens co-founder, Peter Blanchard III, are available on Sundays for a $10 per person fee.  Registration is required for guided tours, and the tours are limited to 15 people.

Several programs are offered at Historic Greenwood Gardens Millburn NJ.  Coming up on Wednesday, 6/14, from 11 am – 12 pm,  join the head of Horticulture for a plant walk where you can learn more about the many trees, shrubs, and perennials on display throughout the gardens.  The program is free for members and $5 for non-members.  Refreshments of iced tea and cookies are provided.  Registration is required.

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Downtown Millburn Farmer’s Market

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The popular Downtown Millburn Farmer’s Market opens Tuesday, June 6, and runs every Tuesday through October 31. The market is open from 8 am to 2 pm and is located on Main and Essex Streets. The Farmer’s Market is right in downtown Millburn, so it is very convenient to shops and restaurants if you would like to grab a coffee or have lunch before or after your shopping.  Parking can be a bit tricky, so patience is a must!  Anything from fresh fruits and vegetables to delicious baked goods to pickles and cheeses can be found at the Downtown Millburn Farmer’s Market. Click here to see a full list of vendors.

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Miller-Cory House Museum in Westfield NJ

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On Sunday, 6/4, from 2-4 pm, the Miller-Cory House Museum in Westfield NJ will present “Cooking with Herbs”. Learn about herbs commonly used in early 18th century as members of the Cooking Committee demonstrate cooking over an open hearth. Using period utensils, techniques, and seasonal ingredients, volunteers will prepare early American recipes in the Frazee Building. The Frazee Building dates back to the 18th century. Tours of the farmhouse, built in 1740, will also be available. The herb gardens, featuring plants commonly used in Colonial days, as well as the Colonial kitchen will be available for viewing.

Admission for the event at the Miller-Cory House Museum is $4.00 for guests 13 and over and $3.00 for guests ages 3 to 12. Admission is free for those age 3 and under. This will be the last program at the Miller-Cory House Museum until it reopens in September.

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Fleet Week 2017 comes to Millburn NJ High School

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This Thursday, 5/25/17, Fleet Week 2017 comes to Millburn NJ High School! Four Marine Corps aircrafts will be landed at the Millburn NJ High School during Fleet Week 2017. The aircrafts are to land at the Millburn NJ High School at 10:00 am. At that time, the marines will set up for a static display where their personal weapons/gear, a military working dog, and an explosives ordnance demolition robot will be on display. Please note that the event is open to the community between the hours of 1:30 and 3:00 pm only.

Military aircraft on display will include the MV-22 Osprey, The CH-53, The UH-1 Huey helicopter, and the AH-1 Super Cobra helicopters.

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Deserted Village Berkeley Heights, NJ

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Located in the Berkeley Heights, NJ section of the Wachtung Reservation sits the Deserted Village of Feltville. Many Berkeley Heights NJ residents don’t know about this fascinating little piece of history. Eight homes, a general store/church building, and carriage house are spread out along Cataract Hollow Road, a dead-end park off of Glenside Ave. Over the past 300 years, this area has served as a farming community, a mill town, a deserted village, and a summer resort. Three families still live in this “deserted village” which is visited by thousands of people every year.

This land was first inhabited by Peter Willcocks in 1736. He used the land to build a sawmill to produce lumber that the farmers would need as they settled into the area.

About a century later in 1845, David Felt purchased 760 acres and built a printing factory. In addition, David built a town to support the mill, and 175 people were living in Feltville by 1850. After he retired in 1860, others tried to open more businesses, but none of them survived and for a short period of time the town became deserted.

Warren Ackerman purchased the property in 1882 and turned the town into Glenside Park, a summer resort. Glenside Park closed in 1916 when the beginnings of what is now known as the Jersey Shore replaced the mountain resort in popularity.

Shortly thereafter, the Union County Park System formed and turned this area into the Wachtung Reservation. This is one of our country’s first county parks. The Deserted Village has remained, and is now open for visitors to explore every day from dawn to dusk. There are ten surviving buildings to see. For more information, click here.

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Millburn NJ Hartshorn Elementary School Wins Chess Tournament

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Millburn NJ Hartshorn Elementary School Wins Chess Tournament

After a year of competitions, Millburn NJ’s Hartshorn Elementary school set a C.H.E.S.S. (Challenging the Heads of Elementary School Students) League record as they rose as the undefeated champions! Five Millburn NJ elementary schools competed in the tournaments, including Deerfield, Glenwood,  Hartshorn, South Mountain, and Wyoming. Summit NJ’s Lincoln Hubbard Elementary School competed in the tournament as well.

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The Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair

Monmouth Battlefield State Park will host The Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair this Saturday, 5/13, from 11 am- 5 pm. This event is held rain or shine and takes visitors through a living history of New Jersey’s past via military re-enactors, period music and dance, demonstrations, exhibits and more. Historical organizations and museums from around the state will also be present. Admission is free; However, a donation of $10 parking per vehicle is suggested.

There are many activities to be enjoyed by all age levels at The Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair. Activities include participating in a military drill and playing historical games. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet several historical figures including Harriet Tubman and President Teddy Roosevelt. Special programs will be featured at the fair this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of WWI.

Please visit www.njhistoryfair.org for more information and a complete list of activities that will be offered. “The Fair is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Historic Sites, Division of Parks and Forestry, and its partners.”

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