It’s Apple Cider Time at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center
Mark your calendar for the Apple Cidering Demos, and make it a family fall tradition. Come to the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township for Apple Cidering Demos on Saturdays: November 8, 22, and 29 and Sundays: November 9, 23, and 30. These hour-long demonstrations cost $3 per person and designed to engage, involve, and educate all ages. Preregistration is not necessary. For more information, please call 973.635.6629.
Thanksgiving Harvest Home & Armistice Observance
Follow the enticing aromas to The Willows kitchen where their cook is preparing a Thanksgiving feast on a wood-burning stove. While the harvest has been gathered, there is still much to do on the farm. Help husk corn that is food for the animals, and saw the wood that is needed for winter heating and cooking. Be sure to visit the farm animals, and watch a cow milking demonstration. In recognition of local clubs that held annual Thanksgiving hunts during the time period, enjoy seeing a unique sidesaddle riding demonstration. Take a fun and picturesque horse-drawn wagon ride around the farm.
The Armistice, or cease fire that officially stopped the carnage of WWI, went into effect in Europe on November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m. Over the years, Armistice Day, later named Veterans Day, has honored the men and women who served in the U.S. armed forces. On this day, gather at 2 p.m. for a special choral tribute to the veterans performed by the Picatinny Chorus.
Admission for Thanksgiving-Harvest Home is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (65+), $4 for children ages 4 to 16, and $2 for children ages 2 and 3. FREE for children under age 2 and Friends members with a valid membership card. Current military personnel and veterans are admitted FREE for this event. For more information, please call 973.326.7645.