♦ DISCOVER THE POSSIBILITIES that await you in Salem County, New Jersey

With a rich legacy of historical places and events, a vast array of natural resources and open spaces, a stable farming community, and a strong economic job base, Salem County offers a very unique quality of life. Nestled in the southwest corner of New Jersey, Salem County is within easy driving distance of Philadelphia, New York, Wilmington, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Atlantic City. Leave the urban sprawl behind, get away for a day or a weekend to the scenic landscapes, living history and lively arts of Salem County. Whether you plan to spend the day discovering Salem County’s many historic sites, exploring our natural wonders, or enjoying the diverse culture of our community, we have something waiting for you. The hospitality you’ll receive makes staying another day or two an easy choice.

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Upcoming Events in Salem County

You can view the monthly calendar of events here.

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    6
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    Vocalist Sophie Taillefer & Pianist Martin Neron – La Belle Epoque French Soirée! @ Friends Meetinghouse
    May 6 @ 7:00 pm

    Vocalist Sophie Taillefer

    Vocalist Sophie Taillefer

    Woodstown Monthly Meeting will inaugurate a new musical concert series in the Spring of 2016, Music At Friends, featuring community and New Jersey based musical groups and artists at its historic Meetinghouse in Woodstown, New Jersey.
     
    On Sunday, April 3 at 7PM the award winning Woodstown High School Chamber Choir, under the direction of Kahlil Gunter, will perform along with invited guests.  On Friday, May 6 at 7PM Vocalist Sophie Taillefer with pianist Martin Neron will offer a delightful La Belle Epoque French Soirée!   
     
    All concerts will be held at the Meetinghouse, 104 North Main Street in Woodstown, New Jersey. There is a FREE parking. 

    Tickets: Donations are suggested, $10 for adults and $5 for young people under 18 at the door or online.
    Pianist Martin Neron For Information and “Tickets” please visit:  http://www.woodstownfriends.org  
     
    The beautiful young voices of the WHS Chamber Choir display a high level of talent and ability with a wide range of choral solos and ensemble song selections.  Originally from Montreal, but now based in Southern New Jersey, Mezzo
    Soprano, Sophie Taillefer has performed with national opera companies including Opera Philadelphia and the Cleveland Opera. Her repertory also includes pop music and French Music Hall songs made popular by Piaf, Aznavour and Brel which she has toured in her solo show “La Belle Epoque.”   More info at:  http://risingstarsvoicestudio.com/staff/
     
    Music At Friends will provide a cultural offering celebrating a diversity of exceptional New Jersey-based artists.  The intent of the series is to also provide access to high caliber arts experiences here in South Jersey.  
     
    More information contact:  Kahlil Gunther  856.237.3087  

    This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and Salem County Cultural and Heritage Commission.    

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    7
    Sat
    Salem County Historical Society’s Open House Tour in Fenwick’s Colony 2016 @ Fenwick's Colony
    May 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    The Salem County Open House Tour includes many colonial patterned-brick houses, such as the John Jarman House, built in 1755.

    The Salem County Open House Tour includes many colonial patterned-brick houses, such as the John Jarman House, built in 1755.

    Salem County Historical Society’s Open House Tour in Fenwick’s Colony 2016

    The Salem County Historical Society is pleased to announce that Open House in Fenwick’s Colony, our popular spring open house tour, will be held on Saturday, May 7th, from 10a.m. to 4p.m. at historic sites around Salem County.

    The 2016 Open House Tour will be highlighting historic sites of Southern Salem County, as we travel the old colonial roads from Salem through Alloway Township to Upper Pittsgrove Township. Many of the sites on the tour played a key role in the American fight for freedom—whether freedom to worship according to conscience, freedom from the British during the Revolutionary War, or freedom for refugees from persecution.

    Visitors will have the chance to tour several 18th Century patterned-brick houses, including this year’s featured house, the David Davis House in Upper Pittsgrove Township. This patterned-brick house was built in 1731 by David Davis, who was a founder of the Pilesgrove Friends Meeting. The diamond diaper pattern on the gable end was revealed when the stucco was removed from the house in 1981. Be sure to visit this historic treasure, now open for the tour for the first time in almost 20 years.

    The John Dickinson House in Alloway Township was constructed in 1754, and it is the most exquisite example of Salem County’s patterned-brick houses and a highlight of the Salem County Open House Tour.

    The John Dickinson House in Alloway Township was constructed in 1754, and it is the most exquisite example of Salem County’s patterned-brick houses and a highlight of the Salem County Open House Tour.

    Patterned-brick enthusiasts will also have the opportunity to tour the John Dickinson House, the most ornate patterned-brick house in the United States. Built in 1754, the west gable wall showcases a variety of patterns created with vitrified bricks. Several other colonial brick houses will also be on tour, including the William Nicholson House (built 1730), Holmeland (built c.1729), the John Jarman House (built 1755), and the Hancock House (built 1734), which was the site of a Revolutionary War massacre.

    Before these brick houses were built, many of the early settlers of Salem County originally lived in houses built of logs. Several log cabins will be open for visitors on the tour, including one which was the original home of the Swing family in 1750. Ye Olde Centerton Inn is another colonial frame landmark, which has served travelers in Pittsgrove Township since c. 1706 and is open for the first time as part of the tour.

    In addition to private homes, the Open House tour will include several old houses of worship from a broad range of faiths, including a Quaker meeting house in Hancocks Bridge; Presbyterian, Baptist, and Lutheran brick meeting houses; and a Jewish synagogue built by the Alliance Colony in Pittsgrove Township. In 1882, a number of Jewish families fleeing from the pogroms of Russia founded the Alliance Colony near Norma as the first agricultural colony in the United States. Built soon after their arrival, this synagogue remains as a testimony of the refugees’ fight for freedom. Be sure to visit this piece of Salem County’s long heritage of providing refuge for religious groups seeking freedom to worship according to conscience.

    The feature house of this year’s Salem County Open House Tour is the David Davis House, built in 1731. Located in Upper Pittsgrove Township, this patterned-brick house is open again for the first time in many years.

    The feature house of this year’s Salem County Open House Tour is the David Davis House, built in 1731. Located in Upper Pittsgrove Township, this patterned-brick house is open again for the first time in many years.

    Explore the villages of southern Salem County, with stops in Friesburg to see the Phillip Fries House from the Federal period, in Daretown to see the Old Pittsgrove Presbyterian Church which celebrates its 275th anniversary this year, in Alloway to see the Wistarburgh Glassworks exhibit at the Alloway Museum, and in Salem to see two beautiful Victorian homes and the Olde Salem County Courthouse. We are excited to celebrate the worthy heritage of the settlers of Daretown, Friesburg, Alloway, Hancocks Bridge, Salem, and other towns of Southern Salem County during this year’s Tour! 

    In total, tour participants will visit 20 private homes and sites, all located in the southern section of Salem County convenient to Route 55, the Delaware Memorial Bridge, Route 295, and the NJ Turnpike.

    Tickets may be purchased prior to the tour on the Salem County Historical Society’s website, www.salemcountyhistoricalsociety.com. On the day of the tour, tickets may be purchased at the Salem County Historical Society (western side of the county) or New Dodge’s Market (eastern side of the county).

    Salem Community College Oak Singers Spring Concert @ Davidow Theatre
    May 7 @ 3:00 pm

    Come out and see Salem Community College’s Oak Singers Spring Concert! Only $7 for general admission.
    Tickets will be sold at the door.

    For information call: 856-351-2603

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    Daisy Day Camp @ Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
    May 7 @ 9:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    Daisy Day Camp
    Saturday, May 7th, from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

    Appel Farm invites Daisy Girl Scouts and their Moms to participate side by side in Three Cheers for Animal Journey workshops.  Workshops include “All About Mom and Me” bird nests and birdbaths, a visit from a Cape May County zookeeper, and theatre games. After enjoying lunch in our dining hall, scouts and their moms will explore Appel Farm as they participate in a Nature Scavenger Hunt and end the day with a Journey Award Candle Ceremony and an ice cream sundae party. Reservation deadline: April 29th, 2016. If you have any additional questions, please contact Melissa Tevere at mtevere@appelfarm.org or Zakkiyya Anderson at zanderson@appelfarm.org. More info: http://www.appelfarm.org/programs/arts-at-appel-farm/girl-scouts/daisy-day-camp/.

     

    May
    9
    Mon
    Appel Farm Arts Lab @ Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
    May 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

    Mondays, March 7 – May 9, 2016, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

    Arts Lab immerses students, grades K – 5, in the Visual and Performing Arts for 10 weeks. Participants rotate through five 2-week classes of Visual Arts lessons, (delving into the world of Painting, Ceramics, Drawing and more), Music classes, and Theatre classes. If you have any additional questions, please contact Audrey Angeloni at aangeloni@appelfarm.org. For more information please visit http://www.appelfarm.org/programs/arts-at-appel-farm/arts-lab/.

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    May
    18
    Wed
    2016 Northeast Regional Championship & Masters Cup XIX @ M&M Hunting Preserve
    May 18 – May 22 all-day

    For more information, please visit: http://www.mmhunting.com/tournaments/2016-northeast-regional-championship-masters-cup-xix

    2016 Northeast Regional Championship & Masters Cup XIX

    May 18-22, 2016
     
    May
    20
    Fri
    Discover the Road Less Traveled – Art Weekend
    May 20 all-day

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    Arts In Bloom/ Pittsgrove Day

    May
    21
    Sat
    Discover the Road Less Traveled – Art Weekend
    May 21 all-day

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    Arts In Bloom/ Pittsgrove Day

    May
    22
    Sun
    Discover the Road Less Traveled – Art Weekend
    May 22 all-day

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    Arts In Bloom/ Pittsgrove Day

    “Blooms” Salem County Arts in Bloom @ Coomb's Barnyard
    May 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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    10 am-1 pm • FREE EVENT! (Pre-Registration Required)

    At this event we will be planting several items in our community garden, as well as potting plants for guests to take home. Guests will participate in our farm art activities as well as ride on our favorite trash to treasure project – Uncle Dan’s tractor barrel trains. Stop by anytime between 10am and 1pm for some gardening, farm art and light snacks.


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    Download Event Flyer PDF Here

    The Farmyard Education Foundation was established in June 2015 as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission statement is to educate our community about agriculture through the eyes of our children. Our hope is through education we can empower people to understand the importance of agriculture and the impact it has on all of our lives. Our focus for 2016 is to educate people on the history of farming in and around our community so they can truly appreciate the progression of the farming industry. We would like people from all walks of life to experience agriculture and all it has to offer.

    Jun
    3
    Fri
    Discover the Road Less Traveled – Music Weekend
    Jun 3 all-day

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    Appel Farm Music & Wine Festival / Farm Day/
    Farm Markets

    Jun
    4
    Sat
    Discover the Road Less Traveled – Music Weekend
    Jun 4 all-day

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    Appel Farm Music & Wine Festival / Farm Day/
    Farm Markets


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