We’ve been hearing from more and more friends and readers that they’d like to know where we’re going each week so they can join us. We get invited to events, hear about fun exhibits and are interested in lots of different places all the time. Here’s what is on our radar this week. We can’t guarantee that we’ll go to all these places but there’s a good chance we’ll be at some of them. Support local arts or get outside and do something with us!
Saturday, July 1st at 11am, Eastside Park, Paterson
Paterson Historic Preservation Commission Presents 19th Century Baseball Game. New York Gothams vs. Brooklyn Atlantics. 1st Game begins at 11:00am; 2nd Game begins at 1:00pm. Parking available within Eastside Park. FREE and open to the public! A fun event for the whole family!
Batter up! City of Paterson Historic Preservation Commission is calling all baseball fans to come see America’s favorite pastime played according to 19th century rules and regulations. Both teams play following the rules established in 1864, use period baseball equipment, and wear typical 19th century baseball uniforms. On Saturday, July 1st, the New York Gothams will be playing the Brooklyn Atlantics, with the first pitch being tossed out at 11:00 am. Come cheer on your favorite team! Both the New York Gothams and the Brooklyn Atlantics are non-profit organizations that demonstrate the historic origins of our national pastime all over the tri-state area. Besides the outstanding sportsmanship on the field, the teams and their personnel will explain how rules evolved and how they differ from today. You will see that all fielders do not use gloves. Instead, they play barehanded just as it was years ago!
The game will be played at Larry Doby Field within Eastside Park. There is no fee for the event and car parking is free and available within the park. Please be aware that the field has no bleachers for the public. Those coming to visit are advised to bring their own chairs or a blanket to sit on. Refreshments and hot dogs will be available to purchase at the field. Heavy rain will cancel the event.
Saturday, July 1st at 4pm, Transparent Clinch Studio, Asbury Park
You know the drill– we’ve got another GREAT weekend at Danny Clinch Photography‘s #transparentclinch featuring: Roy Orbitron— https://
Saturday, July 1st at 6pm, Mercer County Festival Grounds, Pennington
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is coming for a full night of pure musical production in their home state of New Jersey. Visitors can set up blankets and chairs on the lawn to enjoy this spectacular show with friends and family along with food, drink and fireworks at the Festival Grounds. Admission to the concert is FREE.
Saturday, July 1st at 8pm, Mexicali Live, Teaneck
All Proceeds will be donated towards keeping Montclair NJ’s Meatlocker ALIVE!!!
Tuesday, July 4th at 10am, Great Falls National Park, Paterson
Visit the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the founding of the city of Paterson. Alexander Hamilton selected the site around the Great Passaic Falls as the location for his visionary project, the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures (SUM). As a result, the city of Paterson, whose name Alexander Hamilton selected to honor the then-governor of New Jersey, was founded there. Learn more about the history of the falls and how Hamilton’s manufacturing vision for the United States was achieved at this site in the special July 4th commemoration. Cake will be served! See the All Places Hamilton page on Paterson Great Falls. A reception will follow at the Paterson Museum.
Tuesday, July 4th at 1pm, Grover Cleveland Birthplace, West Caldwell
Free Ice Cream (Gelotti Ice Cream of Caldwell), free popcorn, free bottle of water and free lemonade. Free tour of the 1832 Historic House, Traveling trunks of 1830’s, 1890’s and Civil War showcase as well as old fashioned basket ball and frisbee, 1800’s dress up station for kids, Lawn games and old fashion toys to play, engaging Flea Circus, Balloon Lady, Old Tin Type Photo Booth, free balloon at the front Welcome desk, food sold by Cloverleaf Tavern, Museum Gift Shop, old fashion Fire Truck and Front end loader and backhoe on display next to the future Carriage House Visitor Center in the back.
Opening ceremony at 1pm at the flag pole & Reading the Declaration of Independence (shorter version). Free admission, donation appreciated.
Historic Ginger Cookie Bake-off at the annual Ice Cream Social on 4th of July at the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Historic Site at 207 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell NJ 07006. Entries accepted from 10am to 1pm on July 4th, 2017. Judging at 2pm during the Ice Cream Social event (Winner need not be present). Prizes: New for 2017 – 5 categories! Five Winners! Five Prizes! Best Soft Cookie – Best Snap Cookie – Most Attractive Cookie – Best Over all Cookies – Young Baker Prize
Wednesday, July 5th at 8pm, The Asbury, Asbury Park
8PM Joshua Mark www.joshuamarkmusic.com; 8:40 Jason Pomeroy http://lightningjar.org/; 9:20 Emily Grove https://
Thursday, July 6th at 7pm, Jersey Art Exchange, Jersey City
Hey yall! Summer classes are almost upon us at the Jersey Art Exchange and we’re lookin a little light on instruments. We know everyone’s got a spare guitar or old keyboard lying around in a closet or basement somewhere so we’re inviting you and your unused gear to roll through and play some music!
$10 oooorrrr FREE WITH ANY OF THE FOLLOWNG ITEMS! Here’s what we’re lookign for! Bear in mind they must be in working order and should have appropriate power cables: Keyboards; Guitars; Basses; Drums (and other percussion); Amplifiers; Speakers (and other audio equipment including cables); Microphones
Thursday, July 6th at 10am, Boxwood Hall, Elizabeth
Take a tour of Boxwood Hall, home of Elias Boudinot (President of the Confederation Congress) and later Jonathan Dayton (Signer of the Constitution). The tour will focus on Alexander Hamilton’s time at the house in 1772-1773 when he had just emigrated from the Caribbean and was a preparatory student at the nearby Elizabethtown Academy. The house tour will also highlight Hamilton’s connections to Elias Boudinot and Jonathan Dayton. Additionally, there will be a pop-up exhibit of Hamilton portraits for this tour. Admission: Free
Thursday, July 6th at 1pm and 3pm, Liberty Hall, Union
As a follow-up to last year’s sold-out “New Hamilton Discoveries” talk at Liberty Hall, new discoveries about Alexander Hamilton made over in the past year will be shared for the first time publically at Liberty Hall. Speakers include Hamilton National Scholar Michael E. Newton and Aimee Fernandez-Puente, Elizabeth Local History and Special Collections Manager at the Elizabeth Public Library. Don’t miss your chance to be the first audience to learn these discoveries! Due to popular demand, there will be two times to attend the talk that afternoon. The talk will also be live-streamed on the Liberty Hall Museum Facebook page.
Admission to the “New Hamilton Discoveries” talk also includes a 1st floor tour of the Liberty Hall Museum. Liberty Hall was the residence of William Livingston, governor of New Jersey. While attending the local academy, Alexander Hamilton stayed with the Livingston family in Elizabethtown.Tours times to be announced. Among the fifty rooms in Liberty Hall is the Alexander Hamilton room, honoring the relationship between Hamilton and the Livingston family. Tickets: $10 (Special discount in honor of Alexander Hamilton).
Friday, July 7th from 10am to 8pm, The Snyder Academy, Elizabeth
The Snyder Academy, which sits on the site of the Elizabethtown Academy where Alexander Hamilton studied, is joining with the AHA Society to host a full day of programming about Alexander Hamilton and his Elizabeth friends. Don’t miss this fantastic festival packed with unique programs.
Events include: “Alexander Hamilton: The Man vs. The Musical” by Rand Scholet; “Alexander Hamilton and his Elizabethtown Associates” by author and scholar Michael E. Newton; Musical concert featuring colonial music on period instruments; Stage reading of writings by Alexander Hamilton, William Livingston, Elias Boudinot, and Jonathan Dayton by the Actors Shakespeare Company. Admission: Free
Friday, July 7th at 7pm, Asbury Park Music Foundation, Asbury Park
Adjy (TN); Vasudeva; Toy Cars; Fire is Motion; prim. APMF is a peaceful space. $8 at the door. Music starts at 7:30. Alcohol and drugs are NOT allowed inside the venue.
Friday, July 7th at 7pm, Pianos, NYC
Friday, July 7th at 7:30pm, Stosh’s, Fair Lawn
Sniffling Indie Kids, Mint 400 Records and friends present: CR and the Degenerates album release show with LKFFCT, Kult Of Mary, Rosey Bengal and Francie Moon
Friday, July 7th at 8pm, House of Independents, Asbury Park
$ 10.00 – $15.00 / Age 18 And Up. Come to the House on July 7th for a night to celebrate the life of Chris Cornell. Burden In My Hand: Tribute to Chris Cornell will featuring members of No More Pain, Mind Riot and plenty of Asbury Park talented musicians playing songs from Soundgarden, Audioslave and more! Doors open at 7PM. 18+.
Friday, July 7th at 8pm, Maxwell’s, Hoboken
Happy to be playing Maxwells in celebration of my new album! I’ll be singin’ all of the new tunes with my two brothers and pal John Tozzi. Doors open at 8. Set Times: Adam Melchor – 9pm; Rob – 10pm; Yankee Longstraw – 11pm
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