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April
Double Trouble Village Walking Tours
Call for arrangements and program fees
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Individual or group historic village walking tours may be scheduled in advance for most weeks Wednesday through Sunday.  Elementary school and secondary school science and social studies field trips or outreach programs may be arranged.

WALT WHITMAN in Mickle Street
Call for dates and times
No fee
Walt Whitman State Historic Site
(856) 964-5383
Meet at the Historic Site
NOTE: Not ADA Accessible
When asked why he chose Camden as his home, Whitman replied, “Camden was originally an accident, but I shall never be sorry I was left over in Camden, it has brought me blessed returns." Join us for a tour, designed for students, of Walt Whitman's home in Camden on Mickle Street (today's Mickle/MLK Jr. Blvd). Here we will explore the great writer's last residence, discuss everyday life and share the thoughts of the many visitors who came to see the aging poet in his final years

HAIKU IN THE GARDEN
Fee: Free
Ringwood State Park New Jersey State Botanical Garden
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
973-962-9534
In celebration of National Poetry Month, April 2019, Haiku Poets of the Garden State present: Haiku in the New Jersey State Botanical Garden. Look for the poems placed around the gardens during April in this installation of haiku signs, all original works by members of the Haiku Poets of the Garden State (HPGS)

Every Wednesday through Sunday beginning April 3
GUIDED TOURS OF RINGWOOD MANOR
10am to 3pm (last tour begins at 3pm)
Fee for tour: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free.
$5 per car in-state, $7 per car out-of-state parking fee to enter park between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
(973) 962-2240
Note: Only first floor is ADA accessible
Enjoy a guided tour of the summer estate of the Cooper & Hewitt families, wealthy iron industrialists of the Gilded Age. Thirty of the 51 rooms, furnished in the original items of the family, are shown on the tour. Tours last approximately an hour and 15 minutes.

Historic Batsto Mansion Tours
Please call for schedule
Fee: $3 adults, $1 children ages 6 to 11, children under 6 free
Wharton State Forest, Batsto Visitor Center
(609) 561-0024
Purchase tickets at the Batsto Visitor Center

April 2

PB&J Hike
10 am to 2 pm
Fee: $7; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For teens & adults
What's a good hike without a peanut butter & jelly sandwich? Let’s celebrate “National PB&J Day” by making our own trail lunches, then heading out on a guided 7-mile hike to work up an appetite!

Tuesday Tykes
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
FREE, Pre-registration Required
Spruce Run Recreation Area
(908) 638-8572
sprucerun@dep.nj.gov
Note: ADA accessible. Children ages 3-6 with an Adult. Get to know Spruce Run Recreation Area while we take a walk in the great outdoors. Each week will focus on a different nature topic. We will use our five senses to learn about trees, leaves, birds, animal tracks and more. Dress to be outdoors. Spaces are limited, pre-registration required.

April 4

Wednesday Walkers
9 am to 10 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Celebrate “National Walking Day” by stretching your legs, socializing, and soaking in the beauty of the park in companionship with fellow walkers. Complimentary tea, coffee, and light refreshments served afterwards.

Early Spring Twilight Hike
7:15 p.m.
FREE: advanced registration required
Washington Crossing State Park
Church Rd. Pond
(609) 737-0609
Note: (preteen – adult). Courting woodcocks, songbirds, hawks, owls, spring peepers, wood frogs and other breeding amphibians are all possibilities on this short- guided walk just after sundown. The ground will be muddy so wear boots and bring a flashlight. (call the Nature Center for directions).

April 5
Friday Evening Frog Hike
7:00 PM
Fee: $3.00
Cape May Point State Park
(609) 884-2159
Meet at the Museum, Bring flashlights.

Rid Litter Day
10 am to 11:30 am
Fee: None; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For teens & adults
Help beautify our community by picking up litter along Goodale Road (2.5-mile round-trip). Bags, gloves, and light refreshments provided.

April 6

2019 Opening Day Celebration
Historic Homes & Village Craft shops are open for 2019 Season

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE.
Allaire State Park
Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Note: Historic Village is open for tours & craft demonstrations & other 19th century activities.

4 Paws Sake Family Fun Fest
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $3 per person, 6 yrs and under FREE.
Allaire State Park
Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
732-919-2371
Note: Bring your dog to this event. Entertainment, games, food trucks, info on pet adoptions, pet costume contest, silent auction & more!

Spring Lantern Tours
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $20 per person. Purchase tickets online at www.allairevillage.org
Allaire State Park
Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Note: Step back in time & experience industrial community life of the 1830’s.

Open House at the Blackwells Mills Canal House
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
FREE: donations welcome
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Blackwells Mills Canal House; 598 Canal Road, Somerset, N.J.08873
Blackwells Mills Canal House Association
(732) 873-2133
mcha.weebly.com
NOTE:  Come visit this historic bridge tender’s house for our Spring Open House.


FORT MOTT PARK CLEAN-UP DAY
9 AM – 3 PM
Bring gloves and wear clothes appropriate for picking up litter, etc.
Fee: NONE
Fort Mott State Park
The Fort Mott Park Association will provide a light lunch.
(856) 935-3218
Sponsor: Fort Mott Park Association

Astronomy Presentation and Star Watch
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Conducted by: The West Jersey Astronomical Soc.
Free Admission
Batsto Historic Village
Info: (609) 567-4559

FORT MOTT PARK CLEAN-UP DAY
9 AM – 3 PM
Bring gloves and wear clothes appropriate for picking up litter, etc.
Fee: NONE
Fort Mott State Park
The Fort Mott Park Association will provide a light lunch.
(856) 935-3218
Sponsor: Fort Mott Park Association

Hike to Happy Hour: Angry Erik Brewing
4 pm to 7 pm
Fee: $7 (beverages additional); pre-registration required
Warbasse Junction Rd. parking area
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For ages 21 & over
Celebrate “New Beer’s Eve” with a brisk 5-mile round-trip hike to enjoy happy hour snacks and beverages (optional) at our midway pit-stop.

April 7

Blue Trail Hike
1 p.m.
FREE
Cheesequake State Park
Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
Note: Gather at the Nature Center for a guided hike along the trails of the park.  Ages 6 and up.

Publick Assembly Open House
1pm - 4pm
FREE
Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage
(908) 725-1015
Meet the State Park Service’s new interpretive specialist at Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage and share your interests for future programming at the historic site. Come and go during the open house to enjoy a display of objects from historic sites in New Jersey, Virginia, England and Wales; thematic refreshments; and informal talks at 2pm and 3pm. Register at (908) 725-1015.

GUIDED MANOR TOURS
11:00am-3pm
Fee: General admission, $7 adults; $5 seniors and students
ages 13-18; $3 ages 6-12; free under 6.
Ringwood State Park, Skylands Manor
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
973-962-9534
Note: Please call for more information

Geocache the Park
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $2.00/person Advanced registration required.
Washington Crossing State Park
Nature Center
(609) 737-0609
Note: (pre-teen – adult (pre-teen – adult).  Participants will learn how to obtain information and hints from the Geocaching.com website, on the location of about a dozen geocache sites in the park. They will then use handheld GPS devices to go out and find as many caches as possible. Once a cache is found, participants typically will sign in on the log contained within and then take an object from the cache box after leaving a trinket for subsequent geocachers. Participants should bring a pocket full of trinkets to exchange when they locate caches. Trinkets can include small toys and balls, plastic jewelry, pens, pencils, scratch pads, patches, action figures, coins, etc. A limited number of GPS navigation devices will be made available to participants.

April 9

Tuesday Tykes
10 a.m. to 11a.m.
FREE, Pre-registration Required
Spruce Run Recreation Area
(908) 638-8572
sprucerun@dep.nj.gov
Note: ADA accessible. Children ages 3-6 with an Adult. Get to know Spruce Run Recreation Area while we take a walk in the great outdoors. Each week we will focus on a different nature topic. We will use our five senses to learn about trees, leaves, birds, animal tracks and more. Dress to be outdoors. Spaces are limited, pre-registration required.

April 10

Wednesday Walkers
9 am to 10 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Celebrate spring by stretching your legs, socializing, and soaking in the beauty of the park on this 2.5-mile walk. Complimentary tea, coffee, and light refreshments served afterwards.

April 12

Friday Evening Frog Hike
7:00 PM
Fee: $3.00
Cape May Point State Park (609)884-2159
Meet at the Museum, Bring flashlights.

April 13

Early Spring Flea Market
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $2 Adults, children under 12yrs FREE.
Vendor spaces: $30 pre-registration, $35 registration the week of event.
Allaire State Park
Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Note: Enjoy a day of bargains, treasures, artwork & more! Rain Date April 15.

Easter Express
NOON to 4:30PM
Fee: tickets $5 per person
Allaire State Park
Pine Creek Railroad
(732) 938-5524
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
Note: Share a ride on the train with the Easter Bunny! Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

Circuit Trail Open House Hike
1:00 pm
FREE
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Millstone Aqueduct Parking Area, Princeton, NJ
Sponsor: Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
(609)924-5705
NOTE: Join the park historian and naturalist on a 3 mile hike along the canal in the Princeton Area. Please call (609) 927-5705 to register.


DOUBLE TROUBLE VILLAGE WALKING TOUR
For over a century Double Trouble Village was a thriving company town centered on a growing cranberry industry.  During this one hour walking tour around the abandoned village and inactive cranberry bogs, you’ll hear the birth and evolution of Double Trouble Village’s cranberry industry from hand-picked dry to mechanized wet cranberry harvests and the challenges faced today.  Maximum 16 participants.  Register at 732-341-4098 by 3:00 pm Friday 04/12.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Free
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site at Double Trouble State Park
Historic Village Interpretive Center:  732-341-4098
Not ADA accessible

VIDEO – LIVING WITH FIRE
Produced by the NJ Forest Fire Service, this half hour video shows the historic impact of forest fires on the Pine Barrens and methods used to prevent and combat wildfires.  Video plays in Village Interpretive Center Display Room.  Limited seating.
11:00 a.m.
FREE
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Not ADA accessible

SEASON OPENING LONG POND IRONWORKS MUSEUM
12 Noon
Fee: Donations welcome
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
973-657-1688
Sponsor: Friends of Long Pond Ironworks
Note: ADA accessible

PUBLIC WALKING TOURS
12 Noon & 2pm
Fee: Adults $3, Children $1
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
973-657-1688
Sponsor: Friends of Long Pond Ironworks
Note: ADA accessible upon request.  Please call for more information.

BLUES NIGHT
7:30pm-10pm
Fee: Members $45 Non Members $50
Ringwood State Park, The Hermitage Museum
Sponsor: Friends of the Hermitage
201-445-8311x102
Featuring Black Lace Blues. The popular five-piece band hails from Montvale and Bloomfield and will perform in Jaqua Hall.  The band performs Blues, funk, rock and other genres. This fundraiser will benefit the Hermitage Museum.  Wine, beer, and light fare are included. No one under the age of 21 years of age will be admitted. Refunds are not accepted 7 days previous to the event. Seating is limited; plenty of free parking, and ADA accessible.

April 14

Easter Express
NOON to 4:30PM
Fee: tickets $5 per person
Allaire State Park
Pine Creek Railroad
(732) 938-5524
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
Note: Share a ride on the train with the Easter Bunny! Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.


EASTER EGG HUNT AND EASTER CRAFT
10 AM
No fee

Belleplain State Forest
(609) 861-2404
Picnic Area at Lake Nummy
NOTE: ADA Accessible

Mysterious Migration Hike
1 p.m.
FREE
Cheesequake State Park
Nature Center
(732) 566-3208

Note: The wonder of the animal migration can be witnessed at the Park during our one-hour hike. Meet at the Nature Center to experience these magical events.  Ages 6 and up

Trail Hike
10 am
Fee: None
Waterloo Rd./Sussex Branch Trail parking area
(973) 786-5768
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
Hike a scenic and tranquil rail-trail while learning about the history of the railroads that used to transport passengers, agricultural products, and iron ore through Sussex County.

Bike Ride
11:30 am
Fee: None
Warbasse Junction Rd. parking area
(973) 887-4332
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
Please bring your bike, helmet, lunch and drink for this scenic rail-trail exploration!

Spring Lifestyles of the Local Native Americans
1:30 p.m.
FREE
Washington Crossing State Park
Nature Center
(609) 737-0609
Note: Jim Wade, former archivist and researcher with the N.J. State Museum will discuss primitive stone tool use by Native Americans in central New Jersey. Emphasis will be on the significance and importance of the Indian way of life during the spring season, focusing on the activities of community fish gathering, hunting and village life. The program will include a slide presentation and Native American artifacts will be on display. ADA accessible.

April 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28

LONG POND IRONWORKS MUSEUM AND VISITOR CENTER
9:00am-4pm
Fee: Donations welcome
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
973-657-1688
Sponsor: Friends of Long Pond Ironworks
Note: ADA accessible

April 16

The Foundation of Stockton Mark Zdepski
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
FREE
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Prallsville Mills (33 Risler Street, Stockton 08559)
Sponsor: Delaware River Mill Society
609-397-3586
info@prallsvillemills.org
Note: The quarrying of Triassic-aged brown sandstones along the Delaware River began in the Colonial period, but during and after the construction of the canals in the 1830s the industry boomed. Come learn more about the very bedrock of Stockton and how it reached far and wide to build the nation at the turn of the last century. This talk will be presented by Delaware Township resident, Mark Zdepski, a professional geologist whose grandfather worked in the Raven Rock quarry. Historical photographs of New Jersey quarries (and other locations) both in operation and dormant from the1900 to 1940 time period are used to give a view of the actual conditions. A blend of history, geology and industrial processing are provided.

April 17

Wednesday Walkers
9 am to 10 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Stretch your legs, socialize, and soak in the spring scenery on this 2.5-mile walk. Complimentary tea, coffee, and light refreshments served afterwards.

April 18

Early Bird Breakfast Walk
8:30 am to 11 am
Fee: None; breakfast additional (cash only); pre-registration required
Meet at the Warbasse Junction trailhead parking area
(973) 786-6445
Sponsor: Kittatinny Valley State Park
Note: For adults
Have an appetite for the outdoors? Rise-n-shine with feathered friends and breakfast buddies! 2.5-mile (round-trip) walk along the Sussex Branch Trail to the Millside Café in Lafayette.

April 19

Friday Evening Frog Hike
7:00 PM
Fee: $3.00
Cape May Point State Park
(609)884-2159
Meet at the Museum, Bring flashlights.

Full Pink Moon Hike
8 pm to 9:30 pm
Fee: $7; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For teens & adults
Proudly wear pink and celebrate the full moon of April with a unique after-dark 2.5-mile hike in the park, followed by refreshments in the visitor center. Headlamps/flashlights are required – limited quantity for sale.

April 20

Easter Egg Hunt
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $8.00 per person, children under 1yr FREE. Pre-registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Allaire State Park. Tickets $12.00 on day of event. Under 1yr free.
Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Note: Continuous egg hunts w/children grouped according to age, storytelling, visits & pictures w/Easter Bunny &. face painting. Handmade bonnet parade & contest at 3pm. Supplies & bonnets at the Allaire General Store. For more info go to www.allairevillage.org

Easter Express
NOON to 4:30PM
Fee: tickets $5 per person
Allaire State Park
Pine Creek Railroad
(732) 938-5524
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
Note: Share a ride on the train with the Easter Bunny! Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

Earth Day Celebration - Presentation: Pollution Effects On The Waters Of The World & Beach Cleanup
11:00am – 2:00pm
free
Leonardo State Marina
Nature Center
732-291-1333
Maggie.Mitchell@dep.nj.gov

Note: Presentation will take place in our Nature Center followed by a beach clean-up, bags and gloves will be provided

EARLY SPRING WILDFLOWER WALK
1pm
Fee: $5 donation
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden, Carriage House
973-962-9534
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
Note: Rain or snow cancels. Wear sturdy shoes
Spring is peeking out everywhere! Join Darlene Nowak in checking out the early bloomers in the woodlands of the Wildflower Garden! We suggest wearing sturdy shoes, dressing for the weather conditions, and bringing bug spray and sun block, if needed. Meet at the Carriage House.

Pinelands First Flowers Hike
Guided hike; bring water, bring snacks.
Starts at: 10:30 a.m.
Length: 2 miles
Free Admission
Batsto Historic Village
Info: (609) 567-4559

Earth Day Celebration at Wharton State Forest
12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free Admission / $2 Fee for Images of the Pinelands Presentation
Nature talks & walks and other family fun activities
Batsto Historic Village
Info: (609) 567-4559

Easter Egg Hunt
10:00 AM
Fee: free
Cape May Point State Park
(609)884-2159
Meet at the Museum BEFORE 10:00

Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku) Walk
9 am to 11 am
Fee: $15; pre-registration with payment required by April 19
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
This slow-paced, 1-mile guided walk will cultivate sensory awareness, reduce stress, and facilitate a deeper connection with nature.

Earth Day
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
FREE; pre-registration recommended
Round Valley Recreation Area,
South Parking Lot
(908) 236 – 6355
Note: Celebrate Earth Day by hiking one of our trails and identifying what belongs here, and what is alien and invasive. Please bring a pair of clippers if you have them to help cut back the unwanted and make room for desirable species

April 20, 21, 22
EARTH DAY WEEKEND
8am-8pm
Fee: Free
Ringwood State Park, Skylands Manor
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
973-962-9534
Note: Please call for more information
Earth Day is Monday, April 22. There’s no better way to celebrate than with a visit to NJBG, where you’ll find the beauty of nature and a soothing respite from this busy world, plus a number of special programs. NJBG is open 8am to 8pm.

April 21

Easter Sunrise Service
6 a.m. to 7 a.m.
Fee: FREE
Allaire State Park
Historic Allaire Village Chapel (if indoors) or Gazebo (if outdoors)
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Note: ADA Accessible. Park gate opens at 5:30 a.m.

Easter Express
NOON to 4:30PM
Fee: tickets $5 per person
Allaire State Park
Pine Creek Railroad
(732) 938-5524
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
Note: Share a ride on the train with the Easter Bunny! Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.


EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE
6:30 AM
No fee
Belleplain State Forest
(609) 861-2404
Lake Nummy Beach
NOTE: ADA Accessible

FAMILY WOODLAND HIKE
1PM
Fee: Free
Ringwood State Park New Jersey State Botanical Garden
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
973-962-9534
Note: Rain or snow cancels
Join NJBG hike leaders on an easy, child-friendly hike in the Garden’s woodlands. Learn a bit about the plants, animals and geology around you on a hike designed to fit the group. Wear sturdy shoes, meet at the Carriage House.

Trail Hike
10 am
Fee: None
Starting at White Lake Rt. 521 parking area
(973) 786-5768
Sponsor: Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee
Hike a scenic and tranquil rail-trail while learning about the history of the railroads that used to transport passengers, agricultural products, and iron ore through Sussex and Warren County.

April 22

Rain barrel workshop.
11am – 1pm
Fee: $25per family.
Island Beach State Park Interpretive Center.
Register at:  https://www.islandbeachnatureprograms.org/

April 23

Tuesday Tykes
10 a.m. to 11a.m.
FREE, Pre-registration Required
Spruce Run Recreation Area
(908) 638-8572
sprucerun@dep.nj.gov
Note: ADA accessible. Children ages 3-6 with an Adult. Get to know Spruce Run Recreation Area while we take a walk in the great outdoors. Each week we will focus on a different nature topic. We will use our five senses to learn about trees, leaves, birds, animal tracks and more. Dress to be outdoors. Spaces are limited, pre-registration required.

April 24

Kayak Ecotours Tours on Cheesequake Creek
Fee: $ 20.00 per person.  Preregistration required
Cheesequake State Park
(732) 566-3208
Cheesequake Creek
Note: Kayak Ecotours registration for June, July and August will open in April. Explore the salt marsh on a Naturalist guided kayak tour on Cheesequake Creek. Must be in good physical condition.  Call Cheesequake State Park for further information.

IF WALLS COULD TALK
7:30 pm
Fee: $10
Ringwood State Park, The Hermitage Museum
Sponsor: Friends of the Hermitage
201-445-8311x102
With these Hands, Part II: Industry, Immigration, and the Hermitage – The Industrial Revolution saw the Rosencrantz family at the Hermitage propelled into upper middleclass society. But their comfortable lifestyle was supported by a cast of immigrant servants and mill workers. This lecture will explore the lives of the Irish domestic servants who lived at the Hermitage and the men, women, and children who worked the Rosencrantz cotton mill.  Each lecture will begin in the Hermitage Summer Kitchen promptly at 7:30pm. The lectures last approximately one hour and a half. Tickets are $10 per person and can be reserved in advance by calling 201-445-8311. Space is limited to 20 people per program. ADA accessible
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Wednesday Walkers
10 am to 11 am
Fee: None; no pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For adults
Stretch your legs, socialize, and soak in the spring scenery with friends on this 2.5-mile walk. Complimentary tea, coffee, and light refreshments served afterwards.

April 26

Trail Mix @ Six
6 pm to 7 pm
Fee: None; pre-registration required
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
(973) 786-6445
Note: For teens & adults
End the work week on a high note with an invigorating 3-mile hike to soak in the beauty of the park and socialize with friends. Snack provided.

April 27

Allaire BBQ & Brew Fest
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fee: $8 admission per person, Child 2 to 12 $4.00, under 2yrs FREE. Advanced registration HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Can be purchased at www.allairevillage.org . Day of event ticket price $12.00/$8.00.
Allaire State Park
Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
732-919-3500
Note: While you enjoy the festival, explore the historic buildings, visit the craft shops, listen to music & enjoy some good barbecue with family & friends.

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: tickets $4 per person, more for special events, kids 2 & younger ride FREE.
Allaire State Park
Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Note: Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting.

Earth Day / Arbor Day Hike
Meet at the Nature Center for an Earth Day Program.  The event will include a tree-planting and trail cleanup hike. Participants should bring gloves. Ages 6 and up
Fee: None
10:00 am
Cheesequake State Park
Nature Center
(732) 566-3208


BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
Presentation 2pm Open House 1-4pm
Cost: N/A
Indian King Tavern Museum (856)429-6792
NOT ADA accessible
Sponsor: Friends of the Indian King Tavern Museum

EVE OF ST. MARK-FIRST FLIGHT PRODUCTION
7:30 pm
Fee: $20
Ringwood State Park, The Hermitage Museum
Sponsor: Friends of he Hermitage
201-445-8311x102
The Eve of St. Mark by Maxwell Anderson will be presented as a staged reading on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at The Hermitage Museum, a New Jersey National Historic Landmark.  This benefit performance of The Eve of St. Mark directed by Richard Width for The Hermitage is being presented by the First Flight Theatre Company.

5K Race and 5K Walk
10 am
Liberty State Park
View Flyer

Astronomy Presentation and Telescope Viewing
Exoplanet Studies(Live presentation) - Dr. Joshua Winn (Princeton University, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences)

8:30pm – 10:30pm
FREE
Voorhees State Park
NJAA Observatory
Sponsor: New Jersey Astronomical Society
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org

Recreating the Battle of Trenton in a miniature Wargame
1 p.m.
Fee: park entrance fee
Washington Crossing State Park
Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
Note: ADA accessible. The Battle of Trenton will be recreated by using miniature figures, dice and "Flint & Steel" rules developed by Richard Kane who will also be managing the game.

April 28

Allaire BBQ & Brew Fest
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fee: $8 admission per person, Child 2 to 12 $4.00, under 2yrs FREE. Advanced registration HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Can be purchased at www.allairevillage.org . Day of event ticket price $12.00/$8.00.
Allaire State Park
Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
732-919-3500
Note: While you enjoy the festival, explore the historic buildings, visit the craft shops, listen to music & enjoy some good barbecue with family & friends.

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: tickets $4 per person, more for special events, kids 2 & younger ride FREE.
Allaire State Park
Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Note: Train leaves every half hour, weather permitting

AUDUBON: BIRDING FOR BEGINNERS
1pm
Fee: None
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden, Carriage House
973-962-9534
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
Don Torino, President of Bergen County Audubon Society, will present an indoor introduction to birding and will cover bird identification, field guides and optics. Weather permitting, a walk will follow the presentation. Bring binoculars if you have them. In the Carriage House Visitor Center.

Wild Edible Plants
1:30 p.m.
Fee: $2.00/person; children under six are free. Advanced registration required.
Washington Crossing State Park
Nature Center
(609) 737-0609
Come out for a short hike and presentation on the edible, medicinal and toxic properties of common plants that can be found on the local landscape. Pat Chichon of Lambertville, a plant lore enthusiast, will deliver this program.

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