Events July 15, 2017

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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Jul 1 - 31, 2017
WIN A $500 SHOPPING SPREE: SOC Summer Photo Contest!
Location: Social Media Contest on Facebook and Instagram

Post Your Favorite Summer Shopping or Dining Experience at The Streets of Chester Shopping Center for a Chance to WIN a $500 SHOPPING SPREE!

Entering the Contest is as easy as 1-2-3!

1) Post a photo of your shopping or dining experience taken at The Streets of Chester Shopping Center on the official SOC Social Media accounts during the dates of July 1st and 31st, 2017.
- For Facebook: Post directly to the SOC Page Feed.
- For Instagram: Tag The SOC Instagram Account @streetsofchestershoppingcenter

2) Include the contest hashtag #SOCSummerPhotoContest on your submission and indicate where (which store or eatery) your shopping experience took place. In addition, be sure to share or repost the official contest announcement on your own Facebook or Instagram accounts.

3) The photo with the most "LIKES" by end of day July 31st, 2017 will be our Grand Prize SHOPPING SPREE WINNER!

*To be eligible to win, all entries must "LIKE" or "FOLLOW" The Streets of Chester Shopping Center's Social Media Accounts.

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CONTEST RULES

1.To enter the photo contest, you must post a picture of your shopping experience at The Streets of Chester Center (SOC) on EITHER the official SOC Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/thestreetsofchestershoppingcenter/) or Instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/streetsofchestershoppingcenter/). Photo must include the hashtag #SOCSummerPhotoContest, as well as where (which store or eatery) the shopping experience occurred.

2. Sweepstakes begins 12:00AM EST on Saturday, July 1, 2017 and ends at 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, July 31, 2017.

3. Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the photos with the most "LIKES" of all eligible entries received on or about July 31, 2017.

4. (1) Grand Prize of $500 worth of gift cards from SOC stores will be awarded. Prize is non-transferable: no substitutions or cash redemptions.

5. Winner will be notified on August 1st, 2017 via Facebook message or direct message via Instagram. Awarding of prize will take place the week of August 14th. Date and time to be determined.

Contest is sponsored by The Streets of Chester Shopping Center.

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Jul 8 - 16, 2017
Blueberry Festival
11 am - 5 pm
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Bring the Family and Try our Delicious Blueberry Treats: Blueberry Cheesecake and Tarts, Blueberry Ice Cream, Blueberry Peach Ice Cream, Blueberry Pie, and more. Pick Your OWN Blueberries and enjoy lots of Family Fun Activities (Pony Rides, Tractor Train Rides, Moon Bounce, Hay Wagon Rides, Corn Kingdom and much more!!) Something for the whole family!

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Jul 10 - 28, 2017
Highlands Farmers Adventure Camp
9 am - 1 pm
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Join us this summer for 3 1-week sessions. Learn how we take care of the land that produces our delicious and nutritious food! Our Farmers will learn about animals and how to take care of them, where our food comes from and what it takes to take care for it as well as down-in-the-dirt gardening activities, craft projects and more!

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Jul 15, 2017
Natural Art
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Use grain and natural items collected from around the Gristmill to create artwork. Explore painting, printmaking, rubbings, collage/mosaic, and other art techniques. This event is in the air conditioned Visitors Center and children must be accompanied by an adult.

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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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Jul 15, 2017
Rainbow Child Care Center's Community Summer Social
10:30am-12:30pm
Location: Rainbow Child Care Center, 395 Route 24 West, Chester, NJ 07930

Join us on Saturday, July 15th! SUMMER SOCIAL is an annual summer bash hosted by Rainbow Child Care Center to celebrate families and community members....and we hope you will be a part!

GAMES - ENTERTAINMENT - FOOD - ACTIVITIES - PRIZES - FUN!

For more information, call (908) 888-2561

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Jul 15, 2017
Drop & Shop at The Hive
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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Events after July 15, 2017

Jul 19 - 23, 2017
Morris County 4-H Fair
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Location: Chubb Park, Chester, NJ

Purpose:To showcase and celebrate the many achievements of Morris County 4-H members.
Provide wholesome family fun for the community.

Activities & Attractions:

Project animal shows (i.e. dog, goat, herpetology, horse, poultry, rabbit, cavy and small animals)
Live music, performances & demonstrations
Delicious food including chicken bbq and rootbeer floats
Amusement rides, pony rides, hay rides, petting zoos, Tricky Tray, watermelon eating contest, cake decorating contest, and dress-a-pet contest.
Dates: July 19-23, 2017
Location: Chubb Park, Chester, NJ.
Times:
July 19 - 6:00pm-10:00pm
July 20 - 4:00pm-10:00pm
July 21 & 22 - 10:00am-10:00pm
July 23 - 10:00am-4:00pm

Sponsored by the Morris County 4-H Association in support of the 4-H Youth Development Program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension.
Admission: None

Parking: $5.00 donation (Friday after 6:00pm, $10.00 donation for fireworks)

For complete details, visit: http://morris.njaes.rutgers.edu/4h/Fair.html

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Jul 21, 2017
Paint & Wine at The Hive
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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Jul 22 - 23, 2017
Customer Appreciation Weekend at Alstede Farms
11 am - 5 pm each day
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

On the weekend of July 22nd and 23rd - Customer Appreciation Weekend at Alstede Farms: Our way of saying thank you to our customers - enjoy admission discount, games, contests, prizes, antique farm equipment display and free movie night on Saturday. We look forward to seeing you Saturday and Sunday at the farm!

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Jul 22, 2017
Cheers in Chester Wine & Beer Festival
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: Municipal Field (Gazebo), 134 Main Street in Chester, NJ 07930

Featuring over *100* Craft Brews & Wines with Unlimited Samplings, Great Food & Live Music!
A benefit for the Historic Chester Business Association and Chester First Aid Squad.

Morris County's Only Craft Beer & Wine Festival!

**SAVE $20** Enter the code "HCBA" when purchasing your tickets at www.cheersinchester.com.

Saturday July 22, 2017, Cheers in Chester pours into town!
Morris County's first Craft Beer & Wine Festival taking place in beautiful Historic Chester Borough!

Join us for one 4 hour Session with over 100 styles of craft beer & wine, fantastic music, delicious food & wonderful vendors. Plus it's a Benefit for the Historic Chester Business Association and the Chester First Aid Squad!

Great music provided by the fantastic Mr. LoveJoy!

Many New Jersey Breweries featured including Angry Erik Brewing, Czig Meister Brewing Company, Jersey Girl Brewing Company, 902 Brewing Co. Man Skirt Brewing, Cypress Brewing Company, Two Ton Brewing Bolero Snort Brewery, Dark City Brewing Company Flying Fish Brewing Company, River Horse Brewing Co.., Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery "Senor Sangria" plus Southern Tier Brewing Company Victory Beer, Firestone Walker Brewing Co.., Blue Point Brewery & many more. Continue to check back for an updated list of breweries, wineries & styles.

Plus Crafthouse Cocktails will be making their New Jersey festival debut!!! Featuring Moscow Mule, Southside, Paloma & the just launched Gold Rush!

Delicious food offered by Bacon Me Crazy, The Bearded One BBQ, The Guac Spot & Cherries On Top Ice Cream

Must be 21 & over with Picture ID for entry. Chairs, blankets & pop up tents are welcome. No kids, strollers, pets, outside food or drink, large bags or knapsacks.

NOTE: All attendees must be 21 and over with Photo ID for Entry. No children, large bags or outside food and drink allowed (besides pretzel necklaces). No retry.

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Jul 22, 2017
Drop & Shop at The Hive
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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Jul 22, 2017
Free Family Movie Night at Alstede Farms
8:00 pm
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Join us for a free family movie night on the farm as part of our Customer Appreciation Weekend! We are showing "Despicable Me 2". Hot food and snacks as well as ice cream will be available for purchase. Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets!

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Jul 23, 2017
Sail, Sail, Your Boat!
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Decorate boats and sail them in the Cooper Gristmill tailrace. Children must be accompanied by an adult and are required to wear enclosed-toe shoes or boots. Boats may be purchased for $10 (Friends Members $5) or borrowed.

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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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Jul 29, 2017
1880's Music Day at Milltown
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Enjoy the magical sounds reminiscent of musical events performed in Milltown over a century ago. Join musicians by playing fiddlesticks and animating the limber jacks.

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Admission: (Suggested Donation for Mill Tours)

$3 Adults, $2 Senior Citizens, $1 Children 4-6, FREE for children under age 4
Friends of Fosterfields and Cooper Gristmill members - FREE with valid membership card.Discounted fees for special events.

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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Jul 29, 2017
Drop & Shop at The Hive
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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Jul 29, 2017
Open Mic Night at The Hive
6:30pm
Location: The Hive at the Chester Springs Shopping Center, 197 Route 206 North, Chester NJ

Calling all musicians, poets, fans! Artists of all genres are invited to step up to the stage at The Hive. Come on out and perform or just enjoy and watch the show! Spoken word artists, musicians, comedians, dancers or actors are welcome to create memorable performances. The atmosphere is very supportive. The focus is the stage and the person(s) performing. With the help of many talented artists and an inspiring atmosphere, performer feel free and safe to grow as artists and as people. Visit our Facebook page at CHESTER OPEN MIC NIGHTS to get updates and latest pictures. Questions? sarah@mcartsworkshop.com or 908-883-0159

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Jul 29 - Aug 13, 2017
Peach Harvest Festival
11 am - 5 pm Saturdays and Sundays
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Enjoy scrumptious peach treats galore: Peach Muffins, Pie, Crumb Cake, Ice Cream, and more! Take a Scenic hayride to our peach orchard to pick your own. Lots of Family Fun activities! Three weekends!

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Aug 5, 2017
Sail, Sail, Your Boat!
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Decorate boats and sail them in the Cooper Gristmill tailrace. Children must be accompanied by an adult and are required to wear enclosed-toe shoes or boots- No bare feet! Boats may be purchased for $10 (Friends Members $5) or borrowed.

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Admission: (Suggested Donation for Mill Tours)

$3 Adults, $2 Senior Citizens, $1 Children 4-6, FREE for children under age 4
Friends of Fosterfields and Cooper Gristmill members - FREE with valid membership card.Discounted fees for special events.

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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Aug 6, 2017
Peach Pancake Breakfast
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Enjoy a Hay Wagon ride around our beautiful farm and a delicious ‘all you can eat’ breakfast featuring our own delicious peaches and pancakes along with eggs, bacon, and more!! Price includes breakfast, admission to our pick your own fields and orchards and live entertainment from 12 – 4 pm!

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