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Paranormal Evenings
Come and experience the phenomenon frequently known as ‘ghost hunting,’ led by Ghost-One, a group with over 25 years of paranormal experience. Join Ghost-One’s expert staff who use investigative tools to conduct readings on the grounds of Fosterfields and inside The Willows, the 1854 Gothic Revival mansion.

 Paranormal Evenings are offered on Saturdays: August 2, September 27, and November 8, at 7:45 p.m. to approximately 11:00 p.m. at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township. This program is designed for participants ages 16 and older. For more information, or to register, call 973.631.5077 or visit friendsoffosterfields.org. The fee for this exciting event is $45 per person. All programs are rain or shine, no refunds.
National Night Out!
Get out to National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5.  Enjoy FREE food, entertainment, ice skating, giveaways, and more! Join the Morris County Park Police, and over 40 law enforcement and community agencies at the Mennen Sports Arena in Morris Township. Representatives from dozens of municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies will be participating and answering questions. Special appearance by New Jersey Devils alumni players and mascot, NJ Devil himself!  

Explore the essential equipment of police, fire, and emergency units, such as motorcycles, fire engines, ambulances, all-terrain vehicles, and squad cars. Meet the horses of the Morris County Park Police’s award winning Mounted Equestrian Unit. Take part in the Child ID Initiative that registers more the 1,000 children annually. There is something for everyone at National Night Out! Admission is FREE and doors open at 5 p.m.
5-Course Dinner Prepared by Top Chefs
Tantalize your taste buds with a one-of-a-kind, five-course dinner experience prepared by some of the top chefs in the area. As the sun sets over picturesque Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township, chefs prepare a memorable meal made up of the finest locally-sourced foods and wines. Featured Chefs include David Felton of 90 Acres in Peapack-Gladstone, Andrea Lekberg of The Artist Baker in Morristown, Chris Cannon of Jokey Hallow Bar and Kitchen in Morristown, Chef Jesse, “Personal Chef to the Stars,” working in the Northern New Jersey area with John Legend and Tyler Perry, and Dan Rothman, regional chef for Whole Foods Markets, who opened the critically acclaimed Stage Left Café in New Brunswick, and worked as the executive chef at The Olde Mill Inn and Grain House in Basking Ridge. Each unique and delicious course is inspired by late 19th/early 20th century menus and recipes from the Fosterfields archives.

One Sunday, August 24 the Friends of Fosterfields and Cooper Gristmill invite you to take a wagon ride tour around the farm, enjoy breathtaking views, and celebrate a century of food and farming. Tours and cocktails from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with dinner to follow from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $150 per person. Proceeds benefit educational programs at Fosterfields and Cooper Gristmill.  For more information call 973.285.6534. To RSVP, visit www.friendsoffosterfields.org and follow the event registration link.
Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival began centuries ago in China as a way to give thanks for a good harvest. Join the celebration of this pan-Asian holiday and experience authentic entertainment and refreshments on Sunday, September 7 at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township.

The celebration begins with an international and award-winning play, Tiger Tales, a shadow puppet presentation by the Chinese Theatre Works Company. With narration in English and accompanied by traditional Chinese music, the play incorporates popular Chinese folktales and literature. This colorful, artistic, and humorous presentation begins at 1pm.

Following Tiger Tales, sample traditional holiday foods, such as moon cakes, osmanthus tea, and the pomelo. Games, crafts, and family tours in both Mandarin and English complete the afternoon. A Chinese dice game requires sharp math skills as do the tangram puzzles. Use bamboo, native to China, to fashion a garden mobile. Last year this event sold out, so we encourage you to register early for this very special program made possible through the generous funding of UPS, Diversity Relations Team, and the support of Kam Man, Inc. For information and to register, please contact www.arboretumfriends.org or 973.326.7603.


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