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May
Double Trouble Village Walking Tours
Fee: 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. 

May Every Wednesday through Sunday
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.

May 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 25, 26, 27 & 31
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

May 4

Native Trees, Shrubs, and Flowers

10 a.m. to NOON
FREE; pre-registration recommended
Round Valley Recreation Area
South Parking Lot
(908) 236 -6355
Note: May is flowering time and we’ll hike in pursuit our flowering trees, including the Black Cherry and Quaking Aspen, as well as our flowering shrubs and wildflowers

SPRING WILDFLOWER WALK
10am
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
Join Darlene Nowak and Sandy Zenkel in checking out the many delightful spring 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. Rain cancels.

Presentation: Insects of New Jersey
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.     
FREE
Leonardo State Marina
Nature Center
Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey
(732) 291-1333
Maggie.Mitchell@dep.nj.gov
Note: Also, on display will be various insects from Insectropolis

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee and $1 per person on weekends and Holiday from
May 25 to September 2
Washington Crossing State Park
Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
Note:  ADA accessible.  Join a Park Historian for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton followed by a Musket Firing

History Kid’s Day in 1846
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: Pre-Registration Via Eventbrite Adults: $5.00, Child 2-12: $3.00, Under 2: FREE
Day of Event:   Adults: $10.00, Child 2-12: $7.00, Under 2: Free.
Allaire State Park
Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500

History of Trains for Kids
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $5.00 Per Person
Allaire State Park
Pine Creek Railroad
Sponsor: NJ Museum of Transportation
(732) 938-5524
Note: New event, check back at http://www.njmt.org/specials.htm for more details. All riders, regardless of age, require tickets for special events trains

HISTORY DAY-UNLOCK THE DOOR TO LOCAL HISTORY
11am-4pm
Fee: $10
Ringwood State Park, The Hermitage Museum
210-445-8311x102
Sponsor: Friends of the Hermitage
Be a part of History Day 2019 and you will be amazed at what you discover. You will learn about the early days of settlement, the railroads, the farms and barns, crafts and cooking, clothing and transportation.
NW Bergen History Day:
             John Fell House 475 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale
            The Museum at the Station 176 Rock Road, Glen Rock
            The Hermitage 335 N. Franklin Turnpike, HoHoKus
            Mahwah Museum 201 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah
            Van Allen House 3 Franklin Ave., Oakland
            Old Stone House 538 Island Rd., Ramsey
            Schoolhouse Museum 650 E. Glen Ave., Ridgewood
            Hopper-Goetschius Museum 363 E. Saddle River Rd., Upper Saddle River
            Waldwick Signal Tower, 1 Bohnert Place, Waldwick
            Zabriskie House 421 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff.
Advance tickets can be purchased through each of the Coalition's historical societies.  Tickets will be on sale at each of the sites on the day of the tour for $15 a person, children 12 and under free. 

May 4, 5
ANNUAL PLANT SALE   
10am-4pm.
Fee: None
Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden, Carriage House
973-962-9534
Sponsor: NJBG Skylands Association
Perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers, hanging baskets and potted plants are for sale. Knowledgeable Master Gardeners will be on hand to offer advice, and the plants are lush and healthy. Come early for the best selection. 

May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26  
HISTORIC CARRIAGE BARN EXHIBIT OPEN
11am to 4pm
Fee: None to enter carriage barn exhibit
$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
ADA accessible: Yes
Enjoy our newly opened carriage barn exhibit at Ringwood Manor! Visitors can walk through a restored portion of the historic building and view three original carriages along with equestrian equipment of the Hewitt family. Interpretive panels allow for a self-guided tour. Staff is on hand to answer questions. 

May 5

19th CENTURY BASEBALL GAME
First pitches at 11:00am and 1:00pm
No fee for game
Ringwood Manor Lot B, Ringwood State Park
973-962-2240
ADA Accessible: Yes
Come watch the Flemington Neshanocks and Ringwood Miners baseball clubs play according to rules from 1873 using period equipment and wearing period uniforms. Bring your lawn chair and a picnic lunch and spend the day cheering on your favorite teams. A fun event for the whole family! Hot dogs, chips, and soda will be available to purchase. Sponsored by the North Jersey Highlands Historical Society


Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: tickets $4 per person, 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

Spring Park Hike
1:30 p.m.
FREE
Washington Crossing State Park
Nature Center
609) 737-0609
Note: Not ADA accessible. This is a naturalist-guided 3 1/2 - 4-mile hike taking on the park’s natural and historic areas, and several interesting and remote sections of the park during the spring wildflower and bird migration season.  Wear sturdy footwear.  Bring drinking water and a snack

May 11

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee and $1 per person on weekends and Holiday from
May 25 to September 2
Washington Crossing State Park
Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
Note:  ADA accessible.  Join a Park Historian for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton followed by a Musket Firing

Late Spring Flea Market
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $2 Adults, children under 12 yrs. FREE.
Vendor spaces: $30 pre-registration, $35 registration 2 days prior to 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 May 12

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.

Village Workshop
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fee: $35 per person, ($25.00 for a member)  Pre-registration is required. Can purchase online at www.allairevillage.org
Allaire State Park
Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Note: Woodcarving, leather making and blacksmithing.

Video – Guardians of Barnegat Bay
Double Trouble State Park was established in part to protect a sensitive watershed.  What can you do to help?  Celebrate Earth Day and watch this half hour video to become a Guardian of Barnegat Bay.  Video plays in Village Interpretive Center Display Room.  Limited seating.
10:00 a.m.
FREE
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Not ADA accessible

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: tickets $4 per person, 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.

May 12

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: tickets $4 per person, 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.

Hike the Rock Hopper Trail
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Free. Advanced registration required. Pre-teen and adults
Washington Crossing State Park
Meet at Niederer’s Pond on Brickyard Rd. We will carpool to the trail (call the Nature Center for directions)
(609) 737-0609
Note: Not ADA accessible. The Rock Hopper Trail in West Amwell Twp. is a relatively recent acquisition to the state park system. It contains mature hardwood forests, agricultural fields and interesting rock outcrops. The terrain is gently rolling and rugged. Wear sturdy shoes and bring drinking water. The hike will be 2-4 miles in length

Seasonal Hike
Meet at the Nature Center for an interpretive hike through the Park trails. Ages 6 and up.
1 p.m.
FREE, ages 6 and up
Cheesequake State Park
Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
Note: Meet at the Nature Center for an interpretive hike through the Park trails.

May 14

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 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

May 18

Craft Festival, Market & Spring Auction
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: Pre-Registration Via Eventbrite Adults: $5.00, Child 2-12: $3.00, Under 2: Free
Day of Event: Adults: $10.00, Child 2-12: $7.00, Under 2: Free.
Vendor Spaces $35 -call office at 732-373-3500 to reserve a space.
Allaire State Park
Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
732-919-3500
Note: Flowers, crafts, demonstrations and more! 19th Century Auction at General Store at 1 p.m.  Rain date May 19th

Second Annual “Ol’ Barney” Spring Vintage Camping Rally and Camper Open House
Camping: 10 a.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday
$25 per site
Camper Open House: Saturday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
FREE
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
(609) 494-2016
NOTE: This special camping event is open to pre-1992 VW campers, all years teardrops and pre-1980 vintage camper trailers. Camp in parking lot, no showers/electric, restrooms available.  Pot luck dinner and campfire on the beach on Saturday evening. Limited number of “sites” available. Call the park for registration process. During the Open House all trailers and campers will be open for the public to view and talk to owners.  

Full Moon Hike
7:15 p.m. to 9 p.m.
FREE, Pre-registration recommended
Round Valley Recreation Area
South Parking Lot
(908) 236 -6355
Note: Take a short hike, listen for early evening wildlife, and enjoy watching the moon rise over the reservoir. While the short hike is not ADA accessible, a good view of the moon rise can be enjoyed from the parking lot

Gardening Day at Spruce Run
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
FREE, Pre-registration Required
Spruce Run Recreation Area
(908) 638-8572
sprucerun@dep.nj.gov
Note: Families and children ages 5 and up with an adult. Help clean out, plant, mulch and water our garden beds. Bring work gloves if you have them and dress to be outdoors. Spaces are limited, pre-registration required.

Full Moon Bike Hike
8:30 p.m.
FREE, Advanced registration required. Pre-teen and adults
Washington Crossing State Park
Nelson House
(609) 737-0609
Note: Not ADA accessible. Take a guided nighttime bicycle ride, by the light of the Flower Moon, up the Delaware & Raritan Canal Towpath toward the Lambertville wing dam (approx. 13 miles round trip). Meet at the Nelson House parking lot. Bike, helmet and bike light required

May 19

Family Nature Walk
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
FREE; all ages
Washington Crossing State Park
Nature Center
(609) 737-0609
Note: Not ADA accessible. This is an informal naturalist – guided trail walk in the state park

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: tickets $4 per person, 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.

Seasonal Hike
1 p.m.
FREE, ages 6 and up
Cheesequake State Park
Nature Center
(732) 566-3208
Note: Meet at the Nature Center for an Interpretive hike on one of the Park’s trails

FESTIVAL ITALIANO
9am – 3pm  
Fee: Admission - $8
The Hermitage Museum
201-445-8311 x 102
Sponsor: Friends of the Hermitage
Note: ADA Accessible.  Please call for more information.
Come join us for a Celebration of Italian Automotive Engineering.
Area automobile enthusiasts can view a variety of vintage Italian-engineered automobiles. Enjoy authentic Italian food and refreshments.  In cooperation with The Friends of the Hermitage, Inc. and Cars and Caffe Bergen County. 

May 21

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 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

May 22

IF WALLS COULD TALK
7:30 pm
Fee: $10
Ringwood State Park, The Hermitage Museum
Sponsor: Friends of the Hermitage
201-445-8311x102
What Makes a House a Home: The Architecture of the Hermitage – A colonial farmhouse encased in a Gothic Revival estate, the Hermitage is unlike any other home in the area. This lecture will explore the architecture of the Hermitage, the modern amenities that were added to the house, and the remarkable journey to preserve this stunning example of Gothic Revival architecture and the history within its walls.  Weather permitting, a portion of this talk will talk place outside.  Each lecture will begin in the Hermitage Summer Kitchen promptly at 7:30pm. The lectures last approximately one hour and a half. Space is limited to 20 people per program. ADA accessible

May 25

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee and $1 per person on weekends and Holiday from
May 25 to September 2
Washington Crossing State Park
Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
Note:  ADA accessible.  Join a Park Historian for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton followed by a Musket Firing.

Astronomy Presentation and Telescope Viewing
"Does Time Flow?" (Live presentation) - Dr. Stuart Kurtz (Retired PhD Engineer, lectures in Princeton on the nature of time)
8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
FREE
Voorhees State Park
NJAA Observatory
Sponsor: New Jersey Astronomical Society
(908) 638-8500
www.njaa.org

Solar Observing
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: park entrance
Washington Crossing State Park
Nature Center
Amateur Astronomers Assoc. of Princeton (AAAP)
(609) 737-0609
Note: ADA accessible. Personnel from AAAP will be on hand with special optical equipment for safely observing structures on the sun such as sunspots, flares and prominences. Clear skies are required. Rain date: Monday May 27, 1 p.m.

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee $5.00 per car, train ticket $4 per person , 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.

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 05/24.
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 – Guardians of Barnegat Bay
Double Trouble State Park was established in part to protect a sensitive watershed.  What can you do to help?  Watch this half hour video and become a Guardian of Barnegat Bay.  Video plays in Village Interpretive Center Display Room.  Limited seating.
10:00 a.m.
FREE
Double Trouble Village State Historic Site
(732) 341-4098
Not ADA accessible

May 26

Diesel Train Operates for the Public
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee $5.00 per car, train ticket $4 per person, 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

Tyrolean Traverse
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee  
Washington Crossing State Park
Nature Center
(609) 737-0609
Note:  Note ADA accessible. Tyrolean Traverse is a mountain rescue technique for crossing gorges and canyons on a horizontally suspended rope. In this case, willing (or not) participants will be pulling themselves across the Nature Center’s vernal pond infested with killer frogs and tadpoles and genuine New Jersey crocodiles. (see the video posted on the WCSP Facebook page) The event will be ongoing throughout the afternoon, weather permitting. Come prepared to get wet, just in case. This is a kid-event however, adult human guinea pigs will be considered if they’re not too heavy. Just come into the Nature Center and request the traverse

May 27

Historic Buildings Open for Memorial Day.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee $5.00 per car.
Allaire State Park
Historic Allaire Village
Sponsor: Allaire Village Inc.
(732) 919-3500
Note: Join the crowds in watching & participate in military drills, meet President Lincoln & influential military figures, as well as learn about the lives of soldiers & civilians.

Musket Firing Demonstration
2 p.m.
Fee: Park entrance fee and $1 per person on weekends and Holiday from
May 25 to September 2
Washington Crossing State Park
Visitor Center Museum
(609) 737-0623
Note:  ADA accessible.  Join a Park Historian for an interpretive program on the weapons of the American Revolution and their use during the Battle of Trenton followed by a Musket Firing

Memorial Day Open House and Kitchen Garden
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee; Park entrance fee
Johnson Ferry House
(609) 737-2515
Note: Includes 18th century Spring Food Ways, Informal House and Kitchen Garden tours

May 31

The City Of Camden Celebrates America’s ”Poet of Democracy” In Honor Of  Walt Whitman’s 200th Birthday
No Fee
328 Mickle/Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Camden, NJ 08103
10AM-11AM
(856) 964-5383
NOTE: ADA Accessible
Birthday Celebration, Poetry Reading, Music and Proclamation Presentation by City of Camden
Come join the City of Camden and the Walt Whitman House State Historic Site on May 31st as we celebrate Walt Whitman’s 200th Birthday with this very special ceremony in Camden, NJ.  The event will take place in front of Whitman’s Camden home at 328 Mickle/Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (formally Mickle Street) and will celebrate the achievements of the world-renowned poet.  The program, which will focus on Whitman’s time in Camden as well as the history of Camden in relation to the historic site, will include guest speakers, a poetry reading, and musical selections, along with a ceremonial proclamation presentation by Camden Mayor Frank Moran commemorating Whitman’s 200th Birthday.  For more information call (856) 964-5383

 

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