Township of Ocean Historical Museum
Thursday, July 7, 2016 -- "Young Immigrant Hamilton Tour" - Boxwood Hall
Location: Boxwood Hall, 1073 E. Jersey St, Elizabeth, NJ
"Young Immigrant Hamilton Tour" - Liberty Hall
Time(s): Thursday, July 7th. The "New Hamilton Discoveries" presentation begins at 1 pm and is repeated at 2:30 pm. Tours are available at 1 pm and 2:30 pm.
10 - 10:45 am
A crash course about Hamilton's life and legacy, led by Nicole Scholet de Villavicencio, Vice President of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society.
Presentation: Hamilton 101 in Spanish
11 - 11:45 am
A crash course about Hamilton's life and legacy, led by Sergio Villavicencio, South American Chapter President of the AHA Society
Talk: 'Hamilton in Elizabethtown'
12:15 - 1:30 pm
Noted Hamilton scholar Michael E. Newton will discuss Hamilton's time in Elizabethtown and the people and ideas that shaped his views.
1:30 - 2 pm
Michael E. Newton will be available to sign copies of his recent book: Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years.
*** A Conversation with Jon Rua ***
2 - 2:45pm
Hamilton Portrait Unveiling:
3 - 3:15 pm
A new portrait of Alexander Hamilton painted by The Snyder Academy's artist-in-residence, Rafael Rodriguez. Inspired by his son's account of Hamilton's habit of studying early in the morning in the burial grounds of the adjacent churchyard of the First Presbyterian Church, this portrait offers a fresh perspective on Hamilton's early life as a student and young immigrant in Elizabethtown in 1772.
Presentation: "Alexander Hamilton: Washington's Indispensable Partner"
3:30 - 5 pm
This presentation describes to what degree seven key Founding Fathers contributed to General and President Washington's success. The analysis includes: Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, Jay, Hamilton, Adams, and Knox.
Dine in Elizabeth
5 - 7:30 pm
Recommendations and specials will be made available to dine at the many restaurants in Elizabeth.
Staged Reading, "At Liberty Hall"
7:30 - 9 pm
The Snyder Academy's theater company in residence, The Actors Shakespeare Company, will produce a staged reading of Jim Christy's contemporary play, which features Hamilton as a young immigrant in 1772 and a teen in Elizabeth today, talking to each other across the centuries about their lives as immigrants.
Post-Show Cocktail Party
9 - 10 pm
Enjoy refreshments and conversation as we conclude a full day exploring the many facets of Alexander Hamilton's life and legacy.
Historical Society Fair
18th Century Games
10 am - 5 pm
Children of all ages (including those over 18!) will have fun on The Snyder Academy's lawn, The Front Yard of Midtown, playing colonial era games. Docents will be on hand to offer guidance on the games throughout the day.
11 am - 12 pm; 3:30 - 4:30 pm; 5 - 6 pm
Go on a guided tour of the historic First Presbyterian Church and Burial Grounds (located next door to the Snyder Academy), which will highlight the history of the prominent residents of Elizabethtown who influenced Hamilton, New Jersey and America.
Art Studio Tour
11 am - 5 pm
Artist-in-residence Rafael Rodriguez will share his work and the work of his students, including a new Alexander Hamilton portrait, throughout the day.
Picnic with Washington and Hamilton at the Great Falls
Location: Mary Ellen Kramer Park, Paterson, New Jersey
Meeting location: Mary Ellen Kramer Park, Paterson, New Jersey
Visit to the Paterson Museum
Meeting location: Paterson Museum, 2 Market Street #102, Paterson, NJ
Monday, July 11, 2016 Duel Remembrance in Weehawken, NJ
Location: Alexander Hamilton statue
Hamilton Ave in Weehawken, New Jersey
Location: Elks Lodge, 2 50th St, Weehawken, NJ
Monday, July 4 -- Essex County
26th ANNUAL JULY 4TH ICE CREAM SOCIAL PLANS ANNOUNCED FOR PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND'S BIRTHPLACE IN HISTORIC CALDWELL BY THE BIRTHPLACE MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION THIS PAST MONDAY.
PATENT MEDICINE SHOWS, MAGICIANS, BALLOONS, STREET THEATER, HOUSE TOURS, A BAKE OFF ARE ALL PART OF THE FUN AT THE ANNUAL JULY 4TH ICE CREAM SOCIAL AT THE GROVER CLEVELAND BIRTHPLACE, THE NEW JERSEY STATE HISTORIC SITE, 207 BLOOMFIELD AVENUE SATURDAY, JULY 4TH FROM 1-3. VOLUNTEERS FROM THE PARTNERING CALDWELL KIWANIS AND CALDWELL AND FAIRFIELD ROTARY CLUBS, THE WEST ESSEX MASONS, THE BOY SCOUTS AND THE CALDWELL MERCHANTS ASSOC., JOIN WITH THE PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND BIRTHPLACE MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION TO SPONSOR THIS FAMILY PARTY ON THE HOLIDAY, RAISE THE TENTS, RUN THE WIRES, SET UP THE MIDWAY, LEAD THE CHILDREN'S GAMES AND SERVE ICE CREAM, LEMONADE, POPPED CORN AND BOTTLED WATER. THIS YEAR THE CLOVERLEAF TAVERN OFFERS HAMBURGERS, HOT DOGS, PULLED PORK ON BUNS AND SODAS FOR LUNCH AT SPECIAL PRICES.
CHILDREN MAY WATCH PHYDEAU'S FLEAS PERFORM, DRESS UP IN CLEVELAND ERA COSTUMES AND HAVE THEIR PICTURES TAKEN, JOIN IN THE GAMES AND RACES, WATCH AN OLD TIME PATENT MEDICINE SHOW. MARCO THE MAGICIAN PULLS MONEY FROM BEHIND THEIR EARS WHILE THEY ENJOY HIS CARD TRICKS. DJ ANTHONY UCCELLO FROM CALDWELL SPINS PATRIOTIC AND POPULAR MUSIC UNDER THE BIG TENT. AMANDA McCABE AND CALDWELL'S OWN WE MAKE MUSIC TOGETHER PERFORM LIVE. SPECIAL DOCENTED TOURS OF THE BIRTHPLACE ITSELF BEGIN AT 1:30. THERE ARE NO ADMISSION CHARGES AND MOST EVENTS ARE FREE. DONATIONS ARE ACCEPTED. BRING CHAIRS AND BLANKETS; STAY A WHILE.
THE COOKIE OF THE YEAR IS THE HERMIT, AN OLD TIME RAISIN AND NUT SOFT COOKIE AND THE BAKE OFF WILL BE JUDGED AND PRIZES AWARDED AT 2 PM. OPEN TO ALL-CHILDREN AND ADULTS-THE CONTEST REQUIRES COOKIES USING ONLY 19TH CENTURY INGREDIENTS AND EACH ENTRY MUST INCLUDE TWO COPIES OF THE RECIPE AND TWO PLATES OF COOKIES. AFTER JUDGING THE SPECIAL COOKIES WILL BE ON SALE! REGISTER TO ENTER AT 973-226-0001 OR 973-226-1733.
THE GC BIRTHPLACE MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION IS ACTIVELY SUPPORTED BY A NUMBER OF LOCAL MERCHANTS INCLUDING : JACK'S FOODTOWN, , RIESINGER'S OXOGYN AND GAS, THE GELOTTI STORE, WHO PROVIDES THE TRICOLOR ITALIAN ICES, AND THE CLOVERLEAF TAVERN. SAINT ALOYIOUS CHURCH OFFERS PARKING AND THE RAIN SITE IN ITS CHURCH HALL. THE CALDWELL ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION HELPS WITH THE GROUNDS, RECYCLING AND CLEAN UP.
THE FLAG CEREMONY AT 1P.M. INCLUDES THE READING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND FLAG RAISING BY THE SCOUT HONOR GUARD. CALDWELL'S MAYOR ANN DASSING WILL GIVE THE WELCOMING REMARKS.
DAVID A. COWELL, PRESIDENT, 29 BROOKSIDE AVE., CALDWELL 973-226-1733
Monday, July 4 -- Middlesex County
Monday, July 4 - Mercer County
July 4th Jubilee
Monday, July 4, from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. at Morven Museum & Garden
A FREE event for the whole family!
Celebrate our American heritage at the home of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Events will include domestic colonial life demonstrations, learning revolutionary songs, "signing" the Declaration of Independence, a "meet & greet" with Benjamin Franklin, and MORE!
Refreshments by Oink & Moo BBQ, New Jersey's premier BBQ food truck.
Bluegrass music by The Back Door Band.
No registration required. 55 Stockton Street, Princeton; 609-924-8144
Participants will be transported by trolley from the Washington Street Mall Information Booth to the Red Store in Cape May Point for a delicious, seasonal, five-course dinner prepared by Chef Lucas Manteca. After dinner, hop back on board the trolley for a short ride to Cape May Lighthouse, where you will climb to the top to watch the fireworks from the watch gallery. Reservations necessary; limited to 12 people each night. Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4 at 6:15pm Tickets $100. Call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.
Revolutionary Times Weekend In and Around Morristown
July 2-July 4, 2016
For more information on all Revolutionary Times events, visit the Morris County Tourism Bureau online or call 973-631-5151.
WHY July 4th "Begins" at The Metlar-Bodine House Museum
Friday, July 1 -- Monmouth County
Create watercolor paintings and the instructor will share design ideas on how to create mini inspirational works of art - great for motivating and lifting spirits, just by adding some wonderful thoughtful sayings and prayers. $25. Advanced registration is required. Open to ages 12 and up, unless otherwise noted.
July 9-17 -- Monmouth County
The Matawan Historical Society will host a week of events, recalling the 1916 Shark Attack. Visit www.matawanhistoricalsociety.org for all of the details.
Beck transports readers into the violent years of 1773 and 1776, from the infamous Boston Tea Party to the Boston Campaign as a prelude to the New York and Ten Crucial Days Campaigns in Trenton and Princeton. Award-winning author Derek Beck reveals new material drawn from letters, diaries, and investigative research to throw open the doors on familiar figures and faces, and also little-known triumphs and tribulations of America's greatest military leaders, including George Washington. Detailed and layered with careful research and rich narrative, Beck brings America's early upheaval to a ferocious boil on both sides of the battlefield, and vividly captures the spirit of a fight that continues to inspire brave hearts today.
Photo Op: Local George Washington interpreter Sam Davis will arrive at 6:30 p.m. to read to elementary age children, then join Derek Beck in the main presentation area. Beck will ask Sam some questions before Beck signs copies of his books. Beck and Davis will pose for pictures with customers.
Award-winning author Derek Beck reveals new material drawn from letters, diaries, and investigative research to throw open the doors on familiar figures and faces, and also little-known triumphs and tribulations of America's greatest military leaders, including George Washington. Detailed and layered with careful research and rich narrative, The War Before Independence brings America's early upheaval to a ferocious boil on both sides of the battlefield and vividly captures the spirit of a fight that continues to inspire brave hearts today.
Derek Beck will be at the Visitor Center at Washington Crossing State Park, 355 Washington Crossing Pennington Rd, Titusville, NJ 08560 on Wednesday, 29 June from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to talk and autograph his books. Proceeds from the sales of books will benefit Campaign 240 of the Washington Crossing Park Association.