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Mar
23
Sat
The Hancock House Massacre 241st Anniversary @ The Hancock House State Historic Site
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Date & Time: Saturday, March 23rd & Sunday, March 24th, 2019, 10am – 4 pm, Rain or Shine

Location: The Hancock House State Historic Site – 3 Front Street – Hancocks Bridge, NJ – 08038

In March of 1778, Salem County was invaded by a British foraging expedition sent from Philadelphia while local militia organized to defend their homes. At Quinton’s Bridge, March 18th, the militia was barely able to fend off the British advance over the Alloway Creek, and just three days later Captain Sheppard’s Company, guarding the passage over Hancock’s Bridge, was surprised by the Queen’s Rangers and “massacred”. After this, resistance faded, leaving the county open to plunder. The British eventually left and Salem was at peace once again, but residents would forever remember the trials and tribulations of those days in March of 1778.

Join us at the Hancock House State Historic Site where the militia will form to repel the British once again!

Activities will include:

  • Military encampments
  • Musket and drill demonstrations
  • Tours of the house where the attack happened
  • Meet Judge Hancock and others that were there Guided tour of Quinton’s Bridge battle site (3:30pm each day)

For more information, please call: 856.935.4373

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Hancock House, Inc.

241th anniversary flyer

Mar
24
Sun
The Hancock House Massacre 241st Anniversary @ The Hancock House State Historic Site
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Date & Time: Saturday, March 23rd & Sunday, March 24th, 2019, 10am – 4 pm, Rain or Shine

Location: The Hancock House State Historic Site – 3 Front Street – Hancocks Bridge, NJ – 08038

In March of 1778, Salem County was invaded by a British foraging expedition sent from Philadelphia while local militia organized to defend their homes. At Quinton’s Bridge, March 18th, the militia was barely able to fend off the British advance over the Alloway Creek, and just three days later Captain Sheppard’s Company, guarding the passage over Hancock’s Bridge, was surprised by the Queen’s Rangers and “massacred”. After this, resistance faded, leaving the county open to plunder. The British eventually left and Salem was at peace once again, but residents would forever remember the trials and tribulations of those days in March of 1778.

Join us at the Hancock House State Historic Site where the militia will form to repel the British once again!

Activities will include:

  • Military encampments
  • Musket and drill demonstrations
  • Tours of the house where the attack happened
  • Meet Judge Hancock and others that were there Guided tour of Quinton’s Bridge battle site (3:30pm each day)

For more information, please call: 856.935.4373

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Hancock House, Inc.

241th anniversary flyer

Mar
31
Sun
Music Around the County Presents: The Fort Delaware Cornet Band – Music of the Victorian Era @ First Presbyterian Church
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm

Date & Time: March 31, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Location: First Presbyterian Church, 88 Market St, Salem, NJ 08079

Ludlam Concert flyer

Apr
22
Mon
Living History Program: Checkpoint Charlie, Growing Up in Cold War Berlin @ Salem Community College, Donaghay Hall, Room 106
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm

Date & Time: Monday, April 22, 7pm
Location: Salem Community College, 460 Hollywood Ave. Carneys Point, NJ
Donaghay Hall, Room 106

Apr
27
Sat
Fourth Annual Car Show @ The Career and Technical High School
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Gospel Concert & Tea at the Lodge @ Four Seasons Campground Lodge
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Date & Time: Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 2-3:30pm

Location: Four Seasons Campground Lodge, 158 Woodstown Daretown Rd, Pilesgrove, NJ 08098

Apr
28
Sun
44th Annual Spring Scholarship Concert @ Salem Community College, Davidow Hall
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm
Music at Friends presents Joy Ike @ Woodstown Friends Meeting House
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm

Music at Friends presents Joy Ike – joyike.com
Sunday, April 28, 2019 – 7:00 pm
Free admissionjoy ike

Music at Friend is a diverse concert series hosted and sponsored by the Woodstown Friends Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Our mission is to bring quality musical performances to our area while utilizing the beautiful setting and fine acoustics of our historic meetinghouse.

The Music at Friends concert series is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and Salem County Cultural and Heritage Commission. Sponsors also include Schonstedt Instrument Company, the Woodstown Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and individual donors.

The concert will be held at the Woodstown Friends Meetinghouse, 104 North Main Street in Woodstown, NJ. Admission is free, although donations are accepted. An artist reception and complimentary refreshments will be provided at the close of the concert. Ample free parking is available at the meetinghouse.

May
4
Sat
Salem County Historic Preservation Volunteer Work Day
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Date & Time: May 4, 2019 from 9am – noon

Location: 67 W Broadway, Salem, NJ 08079

May
5
Sun
May 5th Glass Workshops, Open House, and Glass Sale
May 5 all-day

Salem Community College welcomes the public to the Samuel H. Jones Glass Education Center on Sunday, May 5th for an afternoon of glass.

The SCC’s Glass Club’s May Sale will feature handmade glass including glass flowers, jewelry, vases and more from 12:30pm to 4pm.  Admission to the Glass Education Center and the sale is free. While visiting the center, guests may also check out the studio and see glassmaking in action!

Also on May 5th, Glass Workshops will take place at the glass center!  No glass experience is necessary.  Please note minimum age requirements.

Fused Glass Suncatchers*, 1½-hour session from 12:30pm to 2:00pm, or 2:30pm to 4pm, $40.00 per person- Participants will create their very own glass suncatchers by layering pieces of flat glass and heating them in a kiln.  Ages 4 and up. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Flameworked Glass Pendants, 3-hour session from 1pm-4pm, $55.00 per person- Attendees use heat, gravity and simple tools to create glass pendants. Ages 10 and up. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Hot Glass Paperweights*, 1½-hour sessions from 12:30pm to 2:00pm, or 2:30pm to 4pm, $65.00- Participants will create their very own paperweight from the glass furnace in our glassblowing studio! Ages 14 and up. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

(*Due to the process, items will need to be picked up at a later date, or can be shipped for an additional fee.)


Workshop registration can be found online at http://www.salemcc.edu/glass/workshops.

The Glass Education Center is located at 286 Welchville Rd. Salem, NJ 08079.  For more information, email kdeady@salemcc.edu or call 856-351-2234.

Music Around the County Presents: Dueling Organs @ Pittsgrove Presbyterian Church
May 5 @ 3:00 pm

Date & Time: Sunday May 5, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Location: Pittsgrove Presbyterian Church, 312 Daretown Rd, Elmer, NJ 08318

FREE ADMISSION

May
10
Fri
Blue Moon Theatre Art Show and Sale @ The Old Opera House
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Date & Time: May 10, 2019 from 6pm – 9pm
Location: 13 West Ave, Woodstown, NJ 08098 at the Old Opera House
Contact: Kristine Knowlton – (856) 905-5840 or knowlton.kristine@gmail.com

Tickets to the event are FREE!
Come out and support talented artists!

May
18
Sat
2019 Memorial Day Events in Salem County
May 18 all-day

Times:

10:00 AM – Pennsville VFW Post 1952 Memorial Day Parade followed by ceremony
Route 49, Pennsville

12:00 PM – Pennsville VFW Post 1952 Ceremony
Monument in front of the Pennsville Memorial High School, Route 49, Pennsville

1:00 PM – Pennsville Women’s Club Veterans Memorial Ceremony
Riverview Beach Park, Route 49, Pennsville

Arts in Bloom 2019
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

artsinbloomDate & Time: May 18-19, from 10am – 5pm

For a brochure and map please go to: artsinbloomnj.com

2019 Meeting Dates
Meetings are normally third or fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6:30pm at the Ware Agricultural Complex in Pilesgrove, NJ

  • January 16
  • February 20
  • March 20
  • April 17
  • May 8 & 22
  • June 19
  • July 24
  • August 21
  • September 18
  • October 16
  • November 13
  • December 4

For the tenth year in a row, artists from all over Salem County are coming together to share their studios with the public for a two-day, county-wide event. “Salem County Arts in Bloom”, the free two-day art event will happen on May 19 and 20, 2018, and will span many locations throughout Salem County, NJ (towns such as Alloway, Canton, Elmer, Elsinboro, Lower Alloways Creek, Mannington, Monroeville, Pedricktown, Pennsville, Pilesgrove, Pittsgrove, Salem, and Woodstown).

Guests will enjoy open studio and gallery tours featuring local artists, with activities including pottery demonstrations, painting, fiber arts, puppetry, and much more.

Every year features more than 50 artists in a wide variety of media. This increasingly popular event offers visitors an opportunity to see the spaces where local art is created while exploring Salem County’s beautiful countryside.

Many locations throughout Salem County (and beyond!) have printed brochures available for you to start planning your Salem County Arts in Bloom weekend tour.

​​As in prior years, local restaurants and cafes are also a part of the event. Many local eateries will be offering discounts to Arts in Bloom participants and visitors, and some are offering “food on the go” for people who want to see as many of the artists’ studios as they possibly can.

Woodstown Friends 127th Strawberry Supper @ Woodstown Friends Meeting House
May 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us at the Woodstown Friends Meeting House 104 N. Main Street in Woodstown, New Jersey for homemade chicken salad, stewed rhubarb, peas, cottage cheese, rolls, and delicious homemade strawberry shortcake and ice cream.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.woodstownfriends.org
Visa/MasterCard accepted when purchasing tickets at door

For additional information call 856-203-4045 or email woodstownsupper@gmail.com

Seatings at 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00PM
Adults $17.00
Children (under 10) $6.00
Take—out dinners available between 4:00 and 6:00PM $17.00

Proceeds of the Woodstown Friends Strawberry Supper benefit community charitable organizations. Previous recipients have included Woodstown American Legion Ambulance, Reliance Fire Department, Disciples Food Pantry, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, Sandwiches of Hope, Salem County Women’s Services, Anne’s Abbey, and ARC of Salem County.

strawberry supper flier

May
19
Sun
Arts in Bloom 2019
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

artsinbloomDate & Time: May 18-19, from 10am – 5pm

For a brochure and map please go to: artsinbloomnj.com

2019 Meeting Dates
Meetings are normally third or fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6:30pm at the Ware Agricultural Complex in Pilesgrove, NJ

  • January 16
  • February 20
  • March 20
  • April 17
  • May 8 & 22
  • June 19
  • July 24
  • August 21
  • September 18
  • October 16
  • November 13
  • December 4

For the tenth year in a row, artists from all over Salem County are coming together to share their studios with the public for a two-day, county-wide event. “Salem County Arts in Bloom”, the free two-day art event will happen on May 19 and 20, 2018, and will span many locations throughout Salem County, NJ (towns such as Alloway, Canton, Elmer, Elsinboro, Lower Alloways Creek, Mannington, Monroeville, Pedricktown, Pennsville, Pilesgrove, Pittsgrove, Salem, and Woodstown).

Guests will enjoy open studio and gallery tours featuring local artists, with activities including pottery demonstrations, painting, fiber arts, puppetry, and much more.

Every year features more than 50 artists in a wide variety of media. This increasingly popular event offers visitors an opportunity to see the spaces where local art is created while exploring Salem County’s beautiful countryside.

Many locations throughout Salem County (and beyond!) have printed brochures available for you to start planning your Salem County Arts in Bloom weekend tour.

​​As in prior years, local restaurants and cafes are also a part of the event. Many local eateries will be offering discounts to Arts in Bloom participants and visitors, and some are offering “food on the go” for people who want to see as many of the artists’ studios as they possibly can.

The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass @ Davidow Theatre, Salem Community College
May 19 @ 4:00 pm

Date & Time: Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 4:00pm

Location: Davidow Theatre, Salem Community College

Cost: $7

May
21
Tue
Salem American Legion Band @ Salem County Vo-Tech
May 21 @ 7:00 pm
May
25
Sat
Gospel Music in the Park: John Keith Davis & The Wandering Sparrows @ Martin Luther King Park, Market Street, Salem NJ
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Music is FREE and ALL are welcome (consider bringing a lawn chair). A freewill love offering will be taken for Conerstone Womens Resource Center.

Date & Time: May 25, 2019 from 3 – 4:30pm
Location: Martin Luther King Park, Market Street, Salem NJ

www.Pantinghart.org

May
27
Mon
2019 Memorial Day Events in Salem County
May 27 all-day

Times:

7:00 AM – Alloway Veterans Memorial Ceremony
49 South Greenwich Street, Alloway

10:00 AM – Woodstown/ Pilesgrove Veterans Memorial Ceremony
At the Lake

10:00 AM – VFW Post 253 Memorial Ceremony
PSEG Recreational Pier – Sinnickson Landing Road
Ceremonies to be conducted honoring Naval deceased.

10:00 AM – Elmer/ Upper Pittsgrove Parade followed by ceremony at 11:00 AM

10:45 AM – VFW Post 253 Salem Memorial Park
West Broadway, Salem

VFW Post 253 Salem County Veterans War Memorial Ceremony
Route 45, Pilesgrove