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Event Series Weekend Journey Through the Past

Weekend Journey Through the Past

NJ, United States

Saturday, October 8th from 10:00am to 5:00pm Sunday, October 9th, Noon to 4:00pm Start Planning Your Journey Now! Journey Guidebook (printed copies available at participating sites during the event weekend) or check out our Virtual Map! Activities Brochure (printed copies available at participating sites during the event weekend) Revolutionary Somerset - Learn more about the 5 Generals! Visit Sites....Take Our Survey...Win Prizes! This year, join us for a Special Experience on the Courthouse Green in Somerville… Step inside a replica of George Washington’s Revolutionary War Tent! George Washington's Revolutionary War tent was the office and sleeping quarters that Washington used as the Continental Army’s command center. Somerset County welcomes the Museum of the American Revolution and their replica of Washington's tent to the Courthouse Green this Journey through the Past.  Tent set up begins at 9:30 a.m. on October 8, 2022, come early and help set it up!

Santa at the Commons

NJ, United States

Here Comes Santa Claus! The Jolly O’ St. Nick welcomes children of all ages for enchanted visits filled with holiday magic. Located in Center Court on the shopping center’s Lower Level, visits to Santa Celebration will begin Saturday, Nov. 12 through Saturday, Dec. 24. Set amongst 25 garland-topped light curtains (each adorned with thousands of white, glistening lights) and candy-cane inspired twists cascading from high above, Santa Celebration will feature an authentic Kris Kringle perched in his grand velvet chair on an elevated platform behind his adoring guests.  A bright and cheery, red photo frame sits in front of the famed wish-fulfiller proclaiming, “Holiday Joy.” Photo reservation and schedule page coming soon! Santa Photo Special Events Santa’s Luau! - Wed, Nov. 30, 4pm – close. Santa may work in the cold during the holidays, but he loves the tropics too! Don your best Hawaiian gear and join the fun! Santa Cares Day – Sunday, Dec. 4, 10am – 11am and Sunday, Dec. 18, 9am – 10am. Visits with Santa for those community members with special needs including and beyond that of autism. Children and adults within all spectrums of special needs and their families are welcome to their sensory-friendly event to experience

Wonderland Weekend

NJ, United States

Join us for a weekend packed with activities and events. Some hosted by us, others by our amazing small business community. Schedule of events includes: Friday, December 2: Holiday Night Market - 5:00-8:00pm Christmas Carol Karaoke: 7:00-10:00pm Saturday, December 3: Aura Portrait Pop-up @ Lupa Apothecary - 12:00-4:00pm 3rd Annual Holiday Lights Parade Polar Express Night: 7:30-9:30pm Sunday, December 4: 3rd Annual Cookie Crawl - 11:00am-4:00pm The Polar Express: 11:30am-1:30pm Holiday Belles Concert - 4:00pm Wonderland Weekend Closing Reception - 5:00-7:30pm  

Event Series Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees

NJ, United States

December is the time to visit the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center (EEC) to welcome winter and get into the holiday spirit! The festival is an indoor exhibit of decorated trees by various community groups and individuals alike. Enjoy holiday music and relax while viewing the beautiful trees! Please call 908-722-1200 (ext. 5328) or email mjuhasz@scparks.org to participate as an exhibitor and decorate a tree, to make group reservations or for more information. Suggested donation: $5.00 per person Friday, December 2 through Thursday, December 29, 2022, 9:00am-4:30pm 9:00am-4:30pm **Please note the EEC will be closed December 23, 24, 25, & 26**

Event Series Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface

NJ, United States

Northeast Feltmakers Guild Juried Exhibition JURORS: Wes Sherman and Patricia Spark EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Sibel Adali, Leslie Alexander, Colette Ballew, Marsha Biderman, Robin Blakney-Carlson, Josephine Dakers-Brathwaite, Judith M. Daniels, Linda Doucette, Lyn Falcone, Susan Getchell, Rae Gold, Carol Ingram, Kerstin Katko, Denise Kooperman, Helene Kusnitz, LadyK, Cathy M. Lovell, Rachel Montroy, Charlotte Moore, Irina Moroz, Malgorzata Mosiek, Joy Muller-McCoola, Sara Pearsall, Debbie Penley, Stacey Piwinski, Etta Rosen, Barbara J. Ryan, Cathy Schalk, Ellen Silberlicht, Catherine Stebinger, Dayna Talbot, Linda Tomkow, Christine Vogensen, Nancy Winegard, Miriam Young “My first exposure to the medium of felt came through Joseph Beuys’ art, and his many uses of felt (e.g. “Felt Suit,” “Plight,” and “Sled”), as well as Robert Morris’ industrial felt abstract sculptures. This early exposure, more than twenty years ago, helped me see wool, and other soft materials, as a medium for rigorous artistic exploration. The submissions for this exhibition presented many wonderful uses of felt. The first time through the entries I looked at everything and then took a long break—returning the next day. At that point, I selected the work that had stayed with me from the previous day. The next review was more difficult. I had to eliminate several really good works

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