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Thursday, March 31, 2022

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 4/2/22 - 4/3/22

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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Saturday, April 2 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
Opening Day at Allaire
Children Friendly Site

What is The Historic Village all about? What does Allaire have to offer? How can you help and get involved? Visit us Opening Day to find out. Explore our history and happenings for 2022!

As New Jersey's premiere outdoor living history museum, come and celebrate Allaire's history with special house tours, craft demonstrations (Carpentry, Tinsmith, Blacksmith, Hearth-Cooking, Fibre Arts), children's games, story-telling, quilting, and more! With winter behind and signs of spring, the village comes to life this day to kickoff the 2022 season. Our unique craft guilds will be demonstrating their 19th century skills! Guided tours of the historic buildings, including two of our newly developed interpretive sites for 2022!

A special history scavenger hunt for children and adults. Music in the village, hands-on activities, and interactive programs to experience life in this early 19th century industrial village. Visit our RESTORED Enameling Building! Learn about what Allaire has to offer via group tours, facility rentals (the Chapel), benefits of museum membership, special events, volunteer/intern opportunities, sponsorships, and much more! An "Opening Day" and "Open House" to kick off a thrilling year at the Historic Village at Allaire!

Learn about opportunities on how you can help at Allaire and what the village has to offer! We certainly appreciate any and all donations this day to support our craft guilds and preservation of the historic buildings!

Tickets are $5. Click here to get tickets.

The Historic Village at Allaire is located in Allaire State Park at 4263 Atlantic Avenue, Farmingdale, NJ. For more information, call 732-919-3500 or visit www.allairevillage.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 4/1/22 - 4/3/22

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, March 24, 2022

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 3/26/22 - 3/27/22

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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Saturday, March 26 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
Cookstove Demonstration
Children Friendly Site & Event


On Saturday, visit Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel and stop by the out kitchen to see what’s cooking on the wood-fired stove. Discover how recipes, cooking techniques and kitchens have changed since the 1890s. This free events run from 11:00 am - 3:30 pm.

Historic Longstreet Farm is located at 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ. For more information, call 732-946-3758 or visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 3/25/22 - 3/27/22

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, March 17, 2022

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 3/19/22 - 3/20/22

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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Saturday, March 19 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
Accordion Melodies of the 1890s
Children Friendly Site & Event


On Saturday, visit Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel and stop by the farmhouse to hear melodies from the 1890s played on the accordion. This free events run from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Historic Longstreet Farm is located at 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ. For more information, call 732-946-3758 or visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 3/18/22 - 3/20/22

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, March 10, 2022

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 3/12/22 - 3/13/22

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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Saturday, March 12 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
St. Patrick's Day Tours
Children Friendly Site & Ages 5+ Event

Take a 90 minute guided tour of the Historic Village at Allaire to experience the history and culture of Ireland. A period dressed interpreter will escort you to all of our historic buildings and trade shops where villagers are waiting to welcome you and demonstrate traditional Irish cooking, folklore and music! Listen to the Ballycastle Band perform a variety of traditional Irish songs in our historic Chapel, smell the delicious Irish meals and treats prepared by our talented hearth cooks, learn about the history of the holiday and much more! Purchase your tickets early before they sell out!

James P. Allaire’s Howell Works of 1836 consisted of workers from many ethnic backgrounds, including people from Ireland who likely made up the majority of the population. Migrating down to New Jersey from New York, the Irish workers at the Howell Iron Works primarily served as molders for the furnace operation, but also were blacksmiths, farmers, and other skilled furnace workers. They brought with them their customs and traditions as well as their religion, which was, in some cases, Catholic.

Tickets are $15 per person, and must be purchased in ADVANCE.

Food service provided by the Allaire Village Bakery and Pilsen Gourmet's Food Truck. Offering delicious Irish treats and cuisine!

Respectfully, the tour is not recommended for children 5 and under. Strollers are not permitted inside the historic buildings.

Tickets MUST be purchased in ADVANCE and are sold by time block. Tour groups will meet at the Allaire Community Hall (at the head of the Parking Lot) and depart from there.

Absolutely NO refunds will be given once ticket is purchased.

Ticketed patrons on guided tours ONLY will be allowed in the Historic Homes, Chapel, and Trade Shops on this day! General Store & Bakery are open to all.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Tickets are a donation to Allaire Village Inc, the non-profit organization that operates the Historic Village at Allaire. Purchase tickets here.

In accordance with NJ State guidelines for state-owned buildings, masks are required inside all buildings on our site. CDC and Local Health Guidelines must be followed.

The Historic Village at Allaire is located in Allaire State Park at 4263 Atlantic Avenue, Farmingdale, NJ. For more information, call 732-919-3500 or visit www.allairevillage.org.

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Saturday, March 12 - Holmdel, Monmouth County
Cookstove Demonstration & Piano Ballads from the Turn of the Century
Children Friendly Site & Event


On Saturday, visit Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel and stop by the out kitchen to see what’s cooking on the wood-fired stove. Discover how recipes, cooking techniques and kitchens have changed since the 1890s. This free events run from 11:00 am - 3:30 pm.

Also tap your feet, dance a one-step, or sing-along to popular turn-of-the-19th-century ballads as they are played on our farmhouse piano. This free events run from 1:00 - 3:30 pm.

Historic Longstreet Farm is located at 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ. For more information, call 732-946-3758 or visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 3/11/22 - 3/13/22

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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Thursday, March 3, 2022

NJ Weekend Historical Happenings: 3/5/22 - 3/6/22

New Jersey Weekend Historical Happenings

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Saturday, March 5 - Hopewell Township, Mercer County
Workhorse Rides
Children Friendly

In bygone days, it wasn’t uncommon for a farm boy or girl to hitch a ride on the back of a big draft horse while it was being driven back to the barn after a day working in the fields. 

During this program, kids 5 - 12 will learn the differences between draft, saddle, and carriage horses when they climb aboard a fully harnessed workhorse for a ride down the lane…after, that is, they help farmers with barn chores like bedding stalls, filling water troughs, and making feed. The site is open from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Please note that all 2022 programs will be modified to encourage social distancing and reflect current State guidelines for public events. Visitors are required to carry masks at all times, and wear them when social distancing isn't possible.

Howell Living Farm represents typical farm life between 1890 and 1910. The farm is operated by the Mercer County Parks Commission. It is located at 70 Wooden's Lane, Lambertville, NJ. For more information. call 609-737-3299 or visit www.howellfarm.org.

NJ Weekend Estate Sales: 3/4/22 - 3/6/22

NEW JERSEY WEEKEND ESTATE SALES

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