Nike Missile Radar Site Tours Guided tours of the Integrated Fire Control (IFC) site will allow you to see the inner workings of the facility where supersonic nuclear armed Nike Hercules missiles were controlled and guided using Cold War era computers and radars. You will have the opportunity to meet and talk with some of the veterans who actually worked on the Nike Air Defense System. Free tours from 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm. Meet at Horseshoe Cove, Parking Lot L on Sandy Hook, part of Gateway National Recreation Area. For more information, call 732-872-5970 or visit www.nps.gov/gate.
----------------------------------- Saturday, July 20 - Tabernacle, Burlington County Lunar Landing Picnic at the New Jersey State Museum Family Friendly Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with a picnic on the New Jersey State Museum lawn! Guests are invited to bring a picnic to enjoy on the Museum's front lawn (a limited amount of food will be available for purchase) while enjoying music and more. The Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton will be on hand with several telescopes for solar observing. In the event of inclement weather, the event will move inside the Museum. The Planetarium will have two programs at the special price of $5 each. Showing at 6:00 pm will be CapCom Go!, and at 7:00 pm will be Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" laser show. While you're here, make sure you visit Many Inspired Steps on the Museum's second floor. The exhibition recounts the space race between the United States and former Soviet Union and features an actual space suit and more! The New Jersey State Museum is located at 205 West State Street, Trenton, NJ. Suggested museum admission donation of $5. For more information, call 609-292-6300 or visit www.state.nj.us/state/museum. -----------------------------------
Saturday, July 20 - Chester, Morris County Nature Art Children Friendly Event
Use grains and natural items collected around the Cooper Gristmill to create artwork. Explore painting, printmaking, rubbings, collage, and other art techniques. This event takes place from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. The gristmill is open from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. The last guided tour of the gristmill begins at 3:30 pm. The suggested donation to tour the Gristmill is $3 per adult, $2 per senior (65+), and $1 per child age 4 - 16. FREE per child under age 4, and Friends of Fosterfields and Cooper Mill members with a current membership card. The Cooper Gristmill is located at 66 Route 513, Chester, NJ. For more information, call 908-879-5463 or visit www.morrisparks.net. -----------------------------------
Saturday, July 20 - Madison, Morris County Madison’s Contributions to World War I
On Saturday at 10:30 am in the Chase Room of the Madison Public Library, listen to Jim Malcolm of the Madison Historical Society present Madison’s Contributions to World War I. Hear the stories behind some of the 300+ names on Madison’s WWI monument. Learn about the activities on the Home Front and on the front lines to support the war effort. Uncover the role of immigrants, Four Minute Men, Hello Girls, and Peach Pits in winning the war. This program is free. For more information, visit www.madisonnjhistoricalsociety.org. -----------------------------------
Saturday, July 20 - Holmdel, Monmouth County Cookstove Demonstration Children Friendly Site & Event On Saturday, visit Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel to see what is cooking on the woodstove in the out kitchen. Discover how food, receipts, cooking techniques, and the kitchen itself has changed since the 1890s. This free event runs from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Historic Longstreet Farm is located at 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ. For more information, call 732-946-3758 or visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com. ----------------------------------- Saturday, July 20 - Dover, Morris County Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Dover Narrated walking tours of historic areas of Downtown Dover are among the most popular events presented by the Dover Area Historical Society. All are welcome to join us on such a tour led by our museum curator, Rick Kelly, on Saturday beginning at 10:00 am at our Museum House, 55 W. Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ (next to the First Memorial Presbyterian Church) Rain or shine, wear comfortable shoes and rain gear or sunscreen as necessary. Parking in the lots behind the museum and church. This year, Rick will show participants a new addition to our walking tour, the Pierson Block, which is 79-89 W. Blackwell Street. Constructed in 1887, the building is a rare remaining example of 19th century row house architecture. A viaduct, which was built in 1905 to protect from a dangerous rail crossing, blocks the view and many Doverites seldom notice this hidden treasure. In addition to showing you the Pierson building, Rick will tell you about the Ulster Iron Works, Bassett Highway’s changes over the years, The Moller Opera House, The Dover Fire Department, The Dover Dogs, stop in front of the Dover Library to discuss the canal basin and visit some of our beautiful churches, with a final stop at the Story Poles before returning to the museum. The tour will last approximate 90 minutes to 2 hours. We hope can join us to hear some of Rick’s interesting stories about Dover in days past! For more information, visit www.dovernjhistory.org. -----------------------------------
Saturday, July 20 - Morris Township, Morris County Egg Carton Model Ts Children Friendly Event and Site Get ready for Model T Day by designing and constructing your own Model T with egg cartons, buttons, and markers on Saturday at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm from 2:00 - 4:30 pm. Admission: $6 for adults; $5 for seniors (65+); $4 for children ages 4 – 16; and $2 for children ages 2 and 3. FREE for children under age 2 and Friends members with a current membership card. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm is located at 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, NJ. For more information, visit www.morrisparks.net.