Civil War Weekend
onto the battlefield and watch the 2nd NJ Brigade during a staged
skirmish and feel the ground shutter with the firing of the massive period
cannon. At the soldiers’ camp, speak to soldiers about their wartime
experiences. Witness authentic cooking, artillery and bayonet drills, and Signal
Corps. Watch the soldiers preparing for battle and the basics of battlefield
medicine for soldiers who suffered from battle-inflected injuries or disease.
Visit the medical area where re-enactors care for the ‘wounded’ and demonstrate
how these emergency units functioned during battles. Around every corner there
is something to discover at Historic Speedwell in Morris Township on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 23 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is $7/adult;
$6/senior (65+); $5/child (4-16), and FREE for children under 4. Free parking
and shuttle services. For more information please call, 973.285.6550.
Fairies are coming in
time for the Summer Solstice and houses need to be built! Families are invited
to The Frelinghuysen Arboretum on Sunday,
June 23 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to
celebrate the 7th Annual Fairy Day and build a home for these visiting wee
folk. Greet the fairies with music and fairy snacks, and learn which plants and
trees attract them. All supplies, such as bark, branches, lichens, mosses,
feathers, stones and leaves are provided, or bring your own as long as it’s natural.
Fairies shun man-made materials. All the fairy houses are on display through
the end of July. To see photos of previous Fairy Houses or to get ideas for
your own house, visit www.arboretumfriends.org. Rain date is Sunday, June 30. Cost: $30, preregistration is
Campout on the Beach!
most unique and convenient camping experience, come to Sunrise Lake Beach on Friday, June 28 at 7 p.m., for an overnight event packed with family fun! Bring a
tent or rent one, and choose your favorite spot on the beach. Arrive at 4 p.m.
for swimming, build sand castles on the beach, play volleyball, and bring your
own favorite picnic dinner. For an added fee, play on the Wibit, an inflatable
water obstacle course on which kids of all ages can run, jump, slide, and just
have an overall blast! You can even rent a paddle boat for a picturesque ride
around the lake. As night falls, enjoy the roaring campfire, scrumptious
s’mores, beach games, a special giveaway, and more. The next morning, wake up
to the sunrise over the lake, and savor a delicious breakfast provided for you
lakeside. Don’t forget to bring the camera, as this is truly a memorable event!
Lewis Morris County Park, 270 Mendham Road in Morris Township. The fee is
$35/family of 4. Preregistration is required: call 973.326.7616 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Rain date is Saturday, June
Frantic FUN Run 5K
5K Race through History at Frantic Fun
The Frantic Fun Run 5K on Tuesday, June 25
is a rare opportunity to run through the 19th century Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
in Morris Township. Participants race through history on a
cross-country trail. Runners receive custom moisture wicking
t-shirts, and awards. Enjoy the post-race party including raffle
prizes, DJ entertainment, and food.
Day of Registration: $25
5:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. : Registration
7 p.m. : 5K Start
7:45 p.m. : Awards and post-race party (approximate time)
For more information call, 973-326-7616.
Colonial Times Revisited
Travel back in time and revisit the Colonial
era when the Jonathan Ogden family lived in the original farmhouse at Fosterfields
Living Historical Farm in Morris Township. Experience their life through farm
and domestic chores that were typical during the late 18th century. On the farm, discover farming methods used
during the American Revolution, and learn how broom corn is grown and made into
fun with fibers by washing and carding fleece from the farm’s sheep, and try
your hand at using drop spindles. To complete the visit to the farm, take part
in Colonial era games such as graces, cup and bowl, and rolling hoops. Join a special tour of The Willows, a Gothic Revival
mansion to learn about former resident Rosanna Revere, wife of General Joseph
Warren Revere. Saturday, July 6 and
Sunday, July 7 from 12 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information call,