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Park Commission Events
All-County Garage Sale
ready, get set, and GO! To the All-County Garage Sale as it returns by popular
demand to Mennen Sports Arena, in Morris Township, on Saturday, May 3, from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Last year, over 3,000 people attended the sale; many satisfied
shoppers left with designer handbags, interesting antiques, delightful home
goods, unique collectables, and so much more.
Take the travel time out of shopping and find a variety of wonderful
goods, at bargain prices, in one convenient location. Don’t miss this amazing
opportunity; it’s a one-day shopper’s paradise!
proceeds from the All-County Garage Sale benefit the Historic Speedwell
educational programming and historic preservation projects. The Factory
Building, located on the Morristown site, is a National Historic Landmark
featuring a brand new, hands-on, interactive exhibit on the telegraph and the
development of modern communications.
Admission is $5
for adults, $3 for seniors and students, and children 12 and under are admitted
FREE. For more information on attending or becoming a vendor, please call
19th Annual Plant Sale
Oomph to Your Garden:
Pizazz’ is the theme for the 2014 Annual
Plant Sale at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4, from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pizazz has been defined
as charm, style, flair, glamour, or simply put – oomph. Some examples of plants
with pizazz that will be for sale are Pow Wow Wild Berry Coneflower, and Molten
Coral Coleus, two ‘knock your socks off’ high performers.
You can be certain
that your plant is well-suited for New Jersey’s climate as plants are carefully
selected based on their vigor and suitability – in other words, all the hard
work is done for you. Just come and exercise your personal style with
confidence that your plants will thrive. Not sure what the proper care of your
new purchases is? Ask a Plant Expert. Bring photographs or drawings of your
garden and we help you to fill in the blank spaces. For more information, call
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
The revolution is coming to Morris
County, the Food Revolution, that is!
In conjunction with The Jamie Oliver Food Revolution Foundation, the Morris
County Park Commission is hosting a series of Food Revolution events throughout May. So get ready to arm yourself
with information that’s key to staying healthy.
Kick off the festivities with a Food Revolution Day at Cooper Gristmill
on Saturday, May 3, from 1 p.m. to 3
p.m. in Chester Township. Discover the ways in which grains were processed in
the late 1880’s, and how it relates to the gains we eat today.
May 10, at 2 p.m. at Historic Speedwell in Morristown, learn about
agriculture in New Jersey at the event, ‘That
Grows in New Jersey?’ This presentation features information about crops
that were grown in New Jersey both in the 19th century and today.
Celebrate being connected to your food
on Saturday, May 17, at Fosterfields
Living Historical Farm in Morris Township, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at ‘Farm to Table: A Food Revolution Day!’
Explore the process from food production to consumption, and the benefits and
value of sustainable agriculture, nutrition, and eating locally. Enjoy fun food
demonstrations, a wood burning stove demonstration, and play a matching game to
connect the food from the table to the farm. Engage in fitness activities,
games, and exhibits on diet and health.
Born to Be Shorn – Celebrating its 10th Anniversary
advantage of the rare opportunity to witness the hand-shearing of live sheep,
up close and personal, as it was done in the past. Bring your friends and
family to Born to Be Shorn on Saturday, May 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cooper Gristmill in Chester
Township to experience something unique and wonderful. The live sheep are so
calm as they are sheared by professionals who work with only a pair of shears
quickly and calmly, with skill and precision. It is astonishing to witness the
trust demonstrated between human and animal in order to complete the job.
the shearing, enjoy the hands-on activities, such as skirting and washing the
fleece, and carding, spinning, and weaving the yarn. You can also see how the
fleece/yarn turns amazingly brilliant natural colors as it is dyed in a pot
over an open fire. Make a special sheep craft, and other fascinating fiber
crafts to take home. Top off your day with a tour the 1826 water-powered Cooper
Gristmill; it is the only fully water-powered gristmill in New Jersey that
still produces flour.
to the event is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors (age 65 and over), and $1 for
children (ages 4 - 16). Children under age 4 are admitted FREE. For more information, please call 908.879.5463.