While the Continental Congress was meeting in Princeton, Rockingham, home of the prominent Berrien family, served as General George Washington's final Revolutionary War headquarters for over two-and-one-half months in 1783. On October 31, 1783, Washington and Congress received the long awaited news—the final version of the Treaty of Paris had been signed and the thirteen colonies were indeed independent of Great Britain. For eight years Washington had served his country in the Revolutionary War and as one of his last official acts wrote the Farewell Orders to the Armies at Rockingham in late October, in which he expressed his deep admiration and appreciation for the American army and announced his return to civilian life—renouncing any thought of kingship and ensuring the newly-minted country was headed in the direction envisioned in the Declaration of Independence seven years before. Join us for a tour of Rockingham and its 18th-century period-furnished rooms, with a special focus on General Washington's stay, including who accompanied him and what occurred at that time in the house's history! Reservations must be made at least 24 hours before tour time. Face masks are no longer required inside the house at this time, but up to each visitor's discretion.
Led by Kristin Mylecraine, Yoga Teacher. Yoga is a great way to relax, connect with yourself, and increase flexibility and strength. Explore the connections between yoga and nature in this 75-minute class. No experience necessary; all levels welcome. For ages 15 years and older. Preregistration is required. Ticket sales end at 4:30 PM on the Friday before each class. You must pre-register, walk-ins will not be allowed to participate. We are offering an in-person class at the sanctuary and a virtual class online simultaneously. The in-person class has a limit of 10 people. Be sure to purchase the correct ticket. COST: $13 members, $16 nonmembers. Interested in becoming a member? Please click on the following link to learn more or join: Become a Member today! IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please bring your own yoga equipment for the in-person class if you have it. Equipment will be available to borrow. CANCELLATION: NJ Audubon’s programs require a minimum number of registrants to run. If we cancel, due to lack of participation, severe weather, or unforeseen circumstances, all participants will be notified as soon as possible and are eligible for a full refund. Participants may cancel without penalty if greater than 48 hours in advance. Sorry, no refund
Do you dread going outside in winter because of the temperature? Do you know the best method to keep warm outside? The answer has two parts: movement and clothing. Join a Naturalist, who loves the cold weather, to learn how to dress for outdoor winter success and how fun outdoor activities will keep you warm!
Kick off the New Year with this special program about our nation’s history! General George Washington, brought to life by Washington expert and portrayer Samuel Davis, speaks to us about his experiences during the Battles of New York in 1776, the American army’s orderly retreat through New Jersey and movement into Pennsylvania, as well as the dramatic “Ten Crucial Days,” that changed the course of a struggling young nation’s history. He will touch on key aspects of the Middlebrook Cantonment of 1778-79, when the American army encamped, in an area from Pluckemin to modern-day Manville, during the winter and spring. General Washington will also discuss the “miraculous achievements” of Inspector General Baron von Steuben, who used the Abraham Staats House as a military headquarters during the Cantonment. Seating at 12:30, presentation: 1PM. After his remarks, Gen. Washington will join guests to talk and socialize. Enjoy light refreshments, live music, tours of the historic Abraham Staats House, until the house closes at 3PM. Tickets purchased at the door will be $45. Participants also invited at 3PM to the unveiling (outside), of the “Baron von Steuben Plaque” made possible in part by a donation from the New Jersey Society Sons of the
Join us for the Opening Reception for our 49th Annual Members' Exhibition! January 14, 2023 from 1-3pm (snowdate 1/21/22) at Frontline Arts, 440 River Road Branchburg, NJ 08876 This reception is open to all, and we suggest wearing a face mask. We will be running air purifiers and sanitizing frequently. Frontline Arts is pleased to present incredible works from our members in a variety of media. The works in this show represent the broad range of talents and concepts from member artists: Kerrie Bellisario, Nancy Boney, Anne Dushanko Dobek, Lorenzo DiAndrea, Rachael Faillace, Jim Fallon, Eileen Foti, Julie Gallagher, Julie Harris, Cornelia Huellstrunk, Shellie Jacobson, Simon Keller, Len Merlo, Judith A. Lieberman, Claire Marcus, Drew Luan Matott, Arlene Gale Milgram, Mark Oldland, Marcia Shiffman, Carolyn Spivak, Leokadia Stanik, Coleen Tyler, and Barbara Zietchick Exhibition runs: January 14, 2023 through February 10, 2023 Hours to see the exhibition: Tuesdays 11-3pm Wednesdays 11-3pm Thursdays 11-3pm Fridays 11-3pm Saturdays during classes & events Sundays 12-4pm During Open Workshops for Veterans If you’d like to see the exhibition, we suggest that you email us to book an appointment. (email@example.com) *Please note, the upstairs gallery is currently only accessible by 2 flights of stairs. For
Coyote thinks he knows everything about the sky, but he’s surprised by how many misconceptions he has about eclipses, moon phases, and the motion of the day and night skies. (Recommended for ages 6-12)
Sing along to an updated playlist while lasers “dance” on the dome overhead. Songs include “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond, “Levitating” by Dua Lipa, and “Can’t Stop this Feeling” by Justin Timberlake. (Recommended for ages 6-12)
From the first rockets to the first man on the Moon, “First and Farthest” celebrates humanity's great accomplishments in the Space Race. The show may bring back memories for those who experienced the Space Race and inspire new generations to continue exploring the universe. With its discussion of science, technology, engineering, and mathematical concepts, “First and Farthest” supports a STEM-focused pursuit of knowledge. The presentation is made possible with a grant from NASA’s New Jersey Space Grant Consortium. Weather permitting, the 3M Observatory, located outside the Planetarium, will be open after the show. (Recommended for ages 10-adult)
Listen to The Fab Four’s hits from their long careers, including “Twist and Shout,” “Revolution,” and “Get Back,” while lasers animate the songs on the dome overhead. (Recommended for ages 10-adult)
The Brook Arts Center brings back, the cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show with shadow-cast Friday Nite Specials. Rocky Horror is a wildly entertaining story of a prudish and newly engaged young couple, who stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite mad scientist, who is hosting the annual Transylvanian Convention Ball. Throughout the evening his guests in elaborate costumes perform dances and rock songs, as the couple discovers they are there on a very special night, the unveiling of Frank-N-Furter’s latest creation: the ultimate male, “Rocky Horror”., Tickets are $20 Online and $25 at the Door. Tickets include Prop Bags and audience participation instructions. Order Early Prop Bags are limited!