Spotlights

Presentation & Salve-Making Workshop on November 18th

Dandelions, plantains, violets, and other resilient plants can be found at the edges of our paths, gardens and lawns. Though these weeds are often rouged out, they have many traditional uses, including as food and medicinal remedies. 

Cape May Birding Adventures October 24th - 26th

From October 24th to 26th, join Somerset County Park Commission Naturalists on an adventure to one of the meccas of birding, Cape May! For the first time Somerset County Parks Commission will be offering their annual Cape May trip in the fall to have the best chance of seeing the migration spectacles that make Cape May so famous.

Learn About Animals of Halloween on October 28th

On Saturday, October 28th come and learn about your favorite animals of Halloween. Learn about the life cycles, habits, and habitats of bats, bugs, spiders, and snakes. After learning some interesting facts about these misunderstood animals, kids can build their own crafty creature to take home!

Absecon Bay Coastal Cleanup on October 27th

On Friday, October 27th, volunteers are needed to cleanup a critical nesting area for northern diamondback terrapins! The entire area is littered with trash from recreational fishing activities and household debris. Much of this debris is single use plastic, including bottles, cans, bags, styrofoam containers, cigarette butts, monifilament, and even a few pairs of shoes.

5K Run/Walk for Recycling on November 4th!

The Association of NJ Recyclers presents its inuagural event: ANJR's 5K Run & Walk for Recycling. This event has been made "Family Friendly"; suitable for runners/walkers of all abilities. Runners will be timed and course is USATF certified.

South Jersey Pumpkin Show October 13th, 14th, & 15th!

The South Jersey Pumpkin Show is an annual three-day “Festival of Pumpkins” held at the Salem County Fairgrounds. Festival goers visiting will enjoy pumpkin desserts, 100+ artists and craftsmen, Fall Home, Garden & Farm Expo, fun contests, scarecrows, give-a-ways, Pumpkin Toss, live bands, wine sampling, festival food court, New Jersey’s Largest Baked Pumpkin Pie, and pony rides and hayrides around the fairgrounds.

Weekend Journey through the Past on October 14th & 15th!

The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, in collaboration with twenty-nine local historical organizations and tourism partners, has designated the weekend of October 14 & 15, 2017 "Weekend Journey through the Past." During this two-day period, twenty-nine (29) of the County's significant historic sites will be open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. 

Concert featuring traditional harvest songs on September 30!

A concert featuring traditional harvest songs performed by balladeer Linda Russell will help mark the turning of the seasons at the New Jersey State Park Service’s Old Dutch Parsonage-Wallace House historic site in Somerville, Somerset County, on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Historic Soldiers Weekend on September 23rd - 24th!

Vist Fort Mott State Park for its Historic Soldiers Weekend on September 23rd and 24th. The annual military timeline is full of display and re-enactors from Roman centurion to German border guards during the Cold War. Both days will feature live music, weapons demonstrations and chance to see what camp life was like in many different time periods.

Maplewood Green Day on October 14th!

Come to one of the largest sustainability fairs in the state! This year Maplewood Green Day will be held on October 14th, in Maplewood's Memorial Park. Present at the event will be a number of "green" vendors and exhibitors, local food, live music and a number of activities and demonstrations.