Events May 6, 2017

May 6, 2017
Drop & Shop
2:00pm-4:00 pm
Location: The Hive at the Chester Springs Shopping Center, 197 Route 206 North, Chester NJ

Are you wondering how you are going to get all of your shopping and last minute errands done in a day? Drop your child off at the Hive located at the Chester Springs Shopping Center (next to Shop-Rite) for our Saturdays Drop 'n Shop program! Let the children have fun at the Hive while you get your errands done efficiently. We offer: Drop In Art (ages 4-12) Drop In Minecraft (ages 6-12) Cost: $5 per hour per child online ($8 at door); $10 per 2 hours online ($15 at door) Questions? Contact Jane at (908) 531-8433 or jane@mcartsworkshop.com

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May 6, 2017
Art Gallery Opening Reception
6:00-10:00pm
Location: The Hive at the Chester Springs Shopping Center, 197 Route 206 North, Chester NJ

​Saturday 5/6, join us for the Grand Opening reception for two shows at The Hive Gallery in Chester from 6:00-10:00pm. The first features depictions of some of the most powerful Goddesses from across the world's cultures. The second asks you to experience one-of-a-kind works of art through a fun, gumball machine-like delivery system. Come meet the artists, enjoy some wine and cheese, and appreciate fine art. See you at The Hive!​ The Hive is located at the Chester Springs Shopping Center, next door to ShopRite in Chester, NJ.

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Events after May 6, 2017

May 9, 2017
Paint & Wine
7:00-9:30pm
Location: The Hive at the Chester Springs Shopping Center, 197 Route 206 North, Chester NJ

Sip your wine or drink (BYOB) while you create your very own version of this painting! No previous experience needed; we will teach you everything you need to know. Come early to meet and greet, find your seat, get your paint, apron & drink. Meet and greet is from 6:30-7pm. Painting is from 7 - 9:30pm. The price includes all materials, instruction, aprons and a 16x20 take-home canvas! Alcohol consumption is permitted only for adults over 21. Have a great night out by yourself, with friends, or with a club or group. Private events also available; contact Jane at (908) 531-8433 or jane@mcartsworkshop.com

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May 10, 2017
The Greatest Ever: Babe Didrikson Zaharias’ Story
7 pm
Location: Chester Library 250 West Main Street Chester, NJ 07930

Actress Linda Kenyon will portray the multi-talented Babe Didrikson in a performance sure to astound whether you love sports or not. Born Mildred Ella Didrikson in Texas 1911, Babe became America's greatest female athlete. She combined raw talent, hard work, and an unquenchable thirst for winning in a world in which women were not allowed or encouraged to be athletic, competitive, ambitious or to sweat. For us today, it is no "big deal" to have women competing in sports. Not many years ago, this was a revolutionary idea - and Babe led the revolution. Register online at chesterlib.org or call 908-879-7612.

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May 13, 2017
Sheer Madness! Born to be Shorn
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Visit the lambs, and watch hand-shearing of sheep. See how fleece is processed and made into garments. Hands-on activities include weaving, spinning, and making crafts. No dogs allowed for this program. Cost: $3 per adult, $2 per senior (65+), and $1 per child (4-16). Children under age 4 and Friends of Fosterfields and Cooper Gristmill members with a current membership card are FREE.

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For additional information, please call 908-879-5463.

Directions: Copper Gristmill is located on County Highway 513 (old Route 24) in Chester Township, NJ. 1.3 miles west of the Route 206 intersection.

GPS: 66 Washington Turnpike (old state route 24), Chester, NJ 07930

Online Map Directions: 74 County Highway 513, Chester, NJ 07930

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May 13, 2017
Drop & Shop
2:00-4:00 pm
Location: The Hive at the Chester Springs Shopping Center, 197 Route 206 North, Chester NJ

Are you wondering how you are going to get all of your shopping and last minute errands done in a day? Drop your child off at the Hive located at the Chester Springs Shopping Center (next to Shop-Rite) for our Saturdays Drop 'n Shop program! Let the children have fun at the Hive while you get your errands done efficiently. We offer: Drop In Art (ages 4-12) Drop In Minecraft (ages 6-12) Cost: $5 per hour per child online ($8 at door); $10 per 2 hours online ($15 at door) Questions? Contact Jane at (908) 531-8433 or jane@mcartsworkshop.com

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May 13, 2017
Beekeeping Seminar
9 a.m. to 12:00
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

This course will take you through you everything you need to get started, from equipment, hive location, breed selection, biology, pest, and disease control. Seminar Participants will examine a nucleus hive and hive a 3lb package of bees.

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May 14, 2017
Mother's Day Brunch
9 am - 2 pm
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

This Mother's Day try doing something a little different: enjoy a scenic hayride around the farm to Harvest Hall to enjoy a delicious buffet style brunch! Relax in the delightful farm atmosphere with casual open table seating. Reservations required - see website for details. Children under 2 are free!

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May 14, 2017
Free Ice Cream For Moms
10 - 6
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

There's no sweeter way to celebrate Mom on Mother's Day than with a free ice cream cone or cup. Stick around afterwards for tons of fun farm activities.

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May 19, 2017
Paint & Wine
7:00pm-9:30pm
Location: The Hive at the Chester Springs Shopping Center, 197 Route 206 North, Chester NJ

Sip your wine or drink (BYOB) while you create your very own version of this painting. No previous experience needed! We will teach you everything you need to know. Come early to meet and greet, find your seat, get your paint, apron & drink. Meet and greet is from 6:30-7pm. Painting is from 7 - 9:30pm The price includes all materials, instruction, aprons and a 16x20 take-home canvas! Alcohol consumption is permitted only for adults over 21. Have a great night out by yourself, with friends, or with a club or group. Private events also available; contact Jane at (908) 531-8433 or jane@mcartsworkshop.com

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May 20, 2017
Black River Industrial Walk/Leisure Hike
10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Discover early industries along the Black River with industrial archeologist Joe Macasek. This is a 3- mile moderate walk along the Hacklebarney Branch of the railroad, lower millpond, mid-1800s iron mining and bloomery forge, and Kay's dam. Meet at the Cooper Gristmill parking lot. The mill opens after the walk. Cost: $5 per family.

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For additional information, please call 908-879-5463.

Directions: Copper Gristmill is located on County Highway 513 (old Route 24) in Chester Township, NJ. 1.3 miles west of the Route 206 intersection.

GPS: 66 Washington Turnpike (old state route 24), Chester, NJ 07930

Online Map Directions: 74 County Highway 513, Chester, NJ 07930

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May 20, 2017
Drop & Shop
2:00-4:00 pm
Location: The Hive at the Chester Springs Shopping Center, 197 Route 206 North, Chester NJ

Are you wondering how you are going to get all of your shopping and last minute errands done in a day? Drop your child off at the Hive located at the Chester Springs Shopping Center (next to Shop-Rite) for our Saturdays Drop 'n Shop program! Let the children have fun at the Hive while you get your errands done efficiently. We offer: Drop In Art (ages 4-12) Drop In Minecraft (ages 6-12) Cost: $5 per hour per child online ($8 at door); $10 per 2 hours online ($15 at door) Questions? Contact Jane at (908) 531-8433 or jane@mcartsworkshop.com

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May 20, 2017
NJ Craft Beer & BBQ Food Fest (held in Morristown, NJ)
12:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Lewis-Morris Park - Doe Meadow Field
270 Mendham Road, Morristown, NJ

BEER BBQ BACON SHOWDOWN!
(Event held at the Lewis-Morris Park Doe Meadow Field in Morristown, NJ)

Who says NJ doesn't have great BBQ & awesome Beer?
The Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown is New Jersey's first festival, featuring only New Jersey Beer, coupled with restaurants, gourmet food trucks & Chefs, offering a delectable array of mouth watering BBQ & Bacon creations, all available for purchase.

There will be a competition to showcase their culinary skills, with a panel of celebrity judges choosing the best of the best, along with People's Choice awards for Best Dish & Best Beer. 30 New Jersey Breweries will be in attendance, each bringing 4 styles of Beer. One of these styles will be either a rare Beer or a Brew created specifically for this event. The event will take place outdoors and under tents, with some fantastic music! This is destined to become a New Jersey Spring classic.

To Benefit the Chester First Aid Squad

For complete event details, visit http://njbeerbbqfest.com/

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May 20, 2017
Gifts For Gracie Wine and Cheese Benefit
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: The Ant and The Grasshopper, 87 Main St., Chester, NJ. 07930

You are invited to join Amy Rawa for an evening of shopping and wine tasting. (Must be over 21 to attend).

There is no charge for this event but space is limited to 20 people. Reservations are preferred - please call 908-888-2633 for more information or to make a reservation. Amy Rawa donates a portion of her revenues to Gift for Gracie, a Mother's Against Drunk Driving supporter. After her family was hit by a drunk driver, Amy was required to rest for 6 months. She started making these wonderful signs that show how much she loves and supports family. Amy will bring additional inventory from her private collection for sale that evening. A portion of proceeds will go to Gifts for Gracie.

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May 23, 2017
Ana Mae Jewelry Trunk Show
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: The Ant and The Grasshopper, 87 Main St., Chester NJ

You are invited to join Ana Mae Jewelry for an evening of WINE AND CHEESE AND JEWELERY!

The artist will talk with you about how she makes the Jewelry and how to preserve and protect your jewelry in the summer months. She will also bring in a large selection of additional items from her personal collection. Reservations are requested for this event.

There is no cost to attend. Please call The Ant and The Grasshopper to reserve a space. 908-888-2633. Space is limited to 20 attendees. Feel free to call the store for additional information. The Ant and The Grasshopper is open Wed - Friday 12 - 5, Sat 10 -5 and Sun 12 - 4. We look forward to meeting you!

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May 27 - Oct 31, 2017
The Historic Chester Courtesy Coach
Weekends and Monday Holidays
Location: See complete details below.

Explore and Experience Historic Chester...for FREE!

A complementary transportation service− THE HISTORIC CHESTER COURTESY COACH − is available to and from 2 of Chester's renowned locations. Runs on weekends and Monday holidays (from May to the end of October) to enhance your Historic Chester Experience.

Details of Service

*Gladstone Station Train Arrivals: 11:05 am, 12:05 pm, 1:05 pm (At Station)

*Gladstone Station Train Departures: 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm. 6:30 pm (At Station)

* Continuous loop from Alstede Farms to the Historic Shopping & Dining District on Main
Street from 11 am to 6:30pm with stops cycling every 20 minutes.

THE HISTORIC CHESTER COURTESY COACH stops are marked by signage with the official logo and are located at:
*Alstede Farms (Back Parking Lot)
*92 Main Street (Next to the Chester Clock)

For details, call 908-879-7189

**The Historic Chester Courtesy Coach is sponsored by Alstede Farms and The Historic Chester Business Association.

 

 

 

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May 29, 2017
Chester's Memorial Day Commemoration Program
11:00 am
Location: Municipal Field Gazebo and Memorial Park

Annual Memorial Day Commemoration May 29, 11am, Maysey Memorial, Main St. Chester Borough, NJ

Chester will remember those in the Armed Forces who died while serving their country on "Decoration Day," or as it is better known today, "Memorial Day." People from the community will gather on Main Street in Chester Borough to watch the procession, listen to inspiring stories, hear moving speeches and patriotic musical arrays. Participants will also experience the rattling rifle salute and moving taps, as we honor those who gave all for our country, on this very important day.

The event will take place on Monday, May 29th, 2017 at 11am at Maysey Memorial/Memorial Park in the center of town and will feature Mayor Janet Hoven as the Master of Ceremonies, with remarks from members of the American Legion Post 342 Chester, and Mayor Marcia Asdal from Chester Township. The West Morris Community Band under the direction of Gary Quam will provide music for the event along with vocal soloist & Chester resident, Mary Bolio. Our own Chester Volunteer Fire Company #1, Chester Police, and Chester Volunteer First Aid Squad will be present to honor our veterans, along with local scout troops sporting color guard and full uniform attire. Members of the American Legion will perform the ceremonious Laying of the Wreaths and Roll Call of Chester Fallen Soldiers.

The event is sponsored by the Borough of Chester in conjunction with American Legion Post 342, Chester. Anyone who served or is currently serving in the Armed Forces is invited to walk in the procession to pay their thanks and should gather at the Gazebo on Main Street at 10:45am. For more details about the event please contact Maxine at: recreation@chesterborough.org

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Jun 3 - 4, 2017
19th Annual SPRING Chester Craft Show
10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Rain or Shine)
Location: Gazebo/Municipal Field
134 Main Street, Chester, NJ

Call your friends and make plans to attend the 19th Annual SPRING CHESTER CRAFT SHOW being held on Saturday and Sunday, June 3rd and 4th.

We are proud to announce that the Spring Chester Craft Show was ranked as one of the top 60 craft shows IN THE COUNTRY, WITH OVER 150 ARTISTS from around the region.

Admission: $4.00.  No dogs/pets allowed.

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Experience a wide variety of hand made items including traditional craft, fine art and country crafts.  Find unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list as well as beautiful handcrafted furnishings for your home. Be sure to stroll through Historic Chester and visit over 80 unique shops and eateries which are just steps away from the show. You will discover a wonderful selection of antiques, crafts, clothing, jewelry, home furnishings and accessories, gourmet pet products, confections and wonderful eateries. The Chester area is also home to wonderful parks and farms offering fun for the whole family.

Also - Be sure to stop by the I LOVE CHESTER / STREETS OF CHESTER INFORMATION BOOTH at this event and register for the FREE Basket Raffle.

(Note: If you are a vendor and wish to exhibit at this show, please visit http://www.chestercraftshow.com.)

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Jun 3 - 25, 2017
June is Strawberry Harvest Festival Month at Alstede Farms
11 am - 5 pm
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Enjoy scrumptious strawberry treats: homemade strawberry ice cream, strawberry shortcakes, strawberry shakes, etc. and also take a hayride to the strawberry patch to pick your own strawberries! Children's activities also available.

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Jun 3, 2017
Living, Breathing Art
1:00pm-9:30 pm
Location: Chester Springs Shopping Center

Please join the Morris County Arts Workshop on Saturday, June 3, at the Hive in Chester, NJ for its annual fundraiser “Living Breathing Art,” an all-day celebration of the arts. From 1:00-4:00pm, the Chester Spring Shopping Center plaza will present dancers as sculptures on pedestals, live music, and a community inspired mural which will be publicly displayed in the Chester Springs Outdoor Gallery. From 6:30-9:30pm, the Hive will continue its celebration of the arts with an end party for the current exhibit “Gashapon” in the Hive Gallery. Live music, a wine pull & a silent auction will be included. The Chester Springs Shopping Center is located on Route 206 North in Chester, New Jersey. For more information about this event, contact Jane at (908) 531-8433 or jane@mcartsworkshop.com

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