Calendar

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

Jun
1
Sat
Music At Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus @ Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus
Jun 1 – Jun 2 all-day

South Jersey Arts Fest at Appel Farm will come alive with music! On Saturday June 1st, soulful spoken word recording artist Ursula Rucker will open the Meadow Stage, followed by The Wallace Brothers Band with a blend of country, folk, improv, jazz, psychedelia, and everything in between. Hymn for Her take the stage next with their wild-eyed mash-up of country, blues and punk, and closing the show on Saturday is Gina Chavez with her collection of bilingual songs that traverse cumbia, indie-folk, blues and Latin pop.

Back for a second day of music on Sunday, June 2nd, we open the show with the hand clapping soul stirring indie blues of Hoochi Coochi, and then Gooch and The Motion deliver a unique blend of country, blues, and rock n’ roll straight out of South Jersey. The Jersey Shore’s own country duo Williams Honor return to the Meadow Stage, and we close Arts Fest with a legendary live show by Southern Culture on the Skids and a testament to the therapeutic powers of foot-stomping, butt-shaking rock and roll.

“Have you ever been to Appel Farm?,” says Programs and Creativity Director, Julia Weekes, “For camp, an art retreat, an event? When we come together at Appel Farm, the farm comes alive. It’s as if the whole place is giving off sound and color and energy. The 2019 South Jersey Arts Fest line-up at Appel Farm captures this magic – on one giant stage for two amazing days of earthy, rootsy, countrified, soul-filled, rockin’ sound and color…a musical rainbow.”

Southern Culture on the Skids

Southern Culture On The Skids has been consistently recording and touring around the world since its inception in 1983, when Rick Miller was a grad student at UNC-Chapel Hill. The current lineup (Dave Hartman – drums; Mary Huff – bass and vocals; Rick Miller – guitar and vocals) has been playing together for over 30 years. The band’s musical journey has taken them from all-night NC house parties to late night network talk shows, and from performing at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan to rockin’ out for the inmates at NC Correctional Facilities. Their music has been featured in movies and TV, and used to sell everything from diamonds to pork sausage, and their legendary live shows are a testament to the therapeutic powers of foot-stomping, butt-shaking rock and roll. Watch the band tripping out in the kudzu patch in our video of “GREY SKIES”.

Gina Chavez

Gina Chavez is blending the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. A 10-time Austin Music Award winner and 2015 Austin Musician of the Year, she and her band are fresh off a 12-country tour as cultural ambassadors with the U.S. State Department, uniting audiences from Texas to Uzbekistan and Venezuela to Saudi Arabia. Her bilingual album, Up.Rooted, topped the Amazon and Latin iTunes charts following a feature on NPR’s All Things Considered. Chavez is currently touring her new EP Lightbeam, a collection of five songs about the journey and hardships she and her wife have undergone to be able to publicly express their love for each other as Catholic Latinx women. “Steeped in slow-burn soul and uptempo R&B,” Lightbeam already has NPR under the spell and of a new sound that expands upon her passionate collection of bilingual songs that traverse cumbia, indie-folk, blues and Latin pop. Her Tiny Desk concert has more than 750,000 views.

Williams Honor

Straight from NJ’s legendary music scene, comes an unstoppable collision of likeminded influence, chemistry and a true love for country music. Singer and performer powerhouse Reagan Richards and producer/multi-instrumentalist Gordon Brown have come together to show the world their love for modern country by building on the years of tradition, harmonies and story songs the genre continues to pride itself on. Reagan has been a backing vocalist for many major artists including Cheap Trick, Jon Bon Jovi and among others while Gordon has toured the world as a guitarist and continues to write for acts like Audrey Kate (ABC’s Rising Star) and Audra McLaughlin (NBC’s The Voice) among others. Watch the official video for Send It To Me by Williams Honor.

Hymn for Her

Hymn for Her have been busy touring across the country and abroad over the past few years, injecting juiced-up backwoods country blues with a dose of desert rock psychedelia that has been described as “Hell’s Angels meets the Amish,” and “Hillbillies with electronics opening Pandora’s Box”

The duo certainly covers a lot of musical territory in Smokin Flames. Their wild-eyed mash-up of country, blues and punk led U.K. music critic Steve Bennett to call H4H’s sound “a riotous, rocking roadkill stew,” while others have referenced such diverse bands as Captain Beefheart, Primus, X, R.L. Burnside, JS Blues Explosion and the Ramones.

Impressively, the two create their “ripsaw sounds” (Los Angeles Times’ Randy Lewis) with only a few instruments. Wayne (with the devilish voice), mainly playing the kick-drum, high-hat, acoustic guitar and harp, serves as the group’s rhythmic driving force. Lucy (of the fallen-angel voice) delivers a gritty squall on her “Lowebow” — a custom-made cigar-box guitar: “The Riff Monster.” Catch this duo as they burn down the highway and tear up your town like a Wichita twister.

The Wallace Brothers Band

The Wallace Brothers Band’s psychedelic-country, folk-rock music digs deep into the world of rock and roll, bluegrass, jazz, R&B and soul. Their sound is rounded out by the pedal steel playing of Lucky Pham, Colby Wallace on drums and vocals, Zach Wallace on guitar and lead vocals, and Phil D’Agostino/Paul Wilkonson on bass. Based out of Philadelphia, the group has performed at many major festivals throughout the Northeast, as well as having been fortunate enough to have worked with/opened for members of: Ween, Rusted Root, Grammy winner David Bromberg, Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs, Robert Hunter of The Grateful Dead, Frog Holler, and many other great local and regional artists. Check out this performance of Time Marches On.

Gooch and the Motion

Gooch and The Motion deliver a unique blend of country, blues, and rock n’ roll straight out of South Jersey. 9-time Grammy award winning producer, Joe “The Butcher” Nicolo, says “they have a one of a kind sound that also makes you nostalgic of artists you’ve listened to in the past.”

The band is in the process of recording their sophomore album, “Outside the Window” to be released later this year in addition to a northeast tour to support it. The album showcases band leader Ryan “Gooch” Nelson’s growth in lyrics and musicality influenced by his life. The energy and connection in the band is truly at an all time high!

Formed in 2016, Gooch and The Motion began as a rotation of many talented musicians from the Philadelphia and New Jersey area. The core of the band has blossomed in to a fully dedicated 6 piece group that is as comfortable headlining a festival as it is playing intimate club venues. The Motion have performed with The Allman Brothers, Luther Dickinson, Lynryd Skynyrd, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Walter Trout, and the Zach Brown Band, just to name a few. Check out the video for Jersey Mudd from their debut album, Comin’ Home.

Ursula Rucker

Ursula Rucker is a Philadelphia born poet, mother, activist and recording artist. She has been performing, recording and releasing works for over 20 years. Ursula has traveled and toured extensively, throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Africa…sharing her poetry…her heart and soul. She is dedicated to art as/for social change…and committed to freedom fighting, truth-telling and peace-(and a little trouble 😉 making through her chosen art form.

Ursula believes in taking her art as far as it can go…whether it be through teaching, activism, lecturing, conducting workshops, merging it with music and recording or rocking mics and stages.

To date, Ursula has released five solo albums (Supa Sista, Silver or Lead, ma’at mama, Ruckus Soundsysdom, SHE SAID)…as well as collaborated on over 100 songs, in a wide array of musical genres, with producers/artists from around the world (such as King Britt, Bahamadia, The Roots, 4 Hero, Jazzanova, Louie Vega, Incognito). Ursula was awarded both the Leeway Foundation’s Art for Change & Transformation Awards. She is the feature of a documentary short called POET. In 2015, she successfully premiered her first one-woman show/live memoir My Father’s Daughter, and is still touring with it. Most recently, Ursula is most proud of her Monument Lab piece “Logan Squared”, an epic poetic ode to her beloved city Philadelphia…as well as…Voices of Kensington, the poetry series she curates thru the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program…geared towards healing and giving voice to the Kensington community greatly affected by opioid addiction. Currently, Ursula is working on her 6th solo album, and planning her first book project…and always looking forward to making and sharing art with the people in as many ways as possible.

But the latest shining feather in Ursula’s cap…is being named a 2018 Pew Fellow. This is Ursula Rucker featuring Jurczok 1001 — L.O.V.E.

Hoochi Coochi

Hoochi Coochi is a hand clapping soul stirring indie blues band from Dover, De. Always a crowd favorite Hoochi Coochi brings the people together. They have entertained a wide array of venues and opened for national acts like Low Cut Connie and Larkin Poe. They are sure to get any crowd young and old rocking, rolling, and singing about love. Check out this rad performance of Give It To Me!

The Yokels

Playing the exclusive campfire concert for Overnight experience guests, these Cape May County musicians Nate, Chris and Marnie perform a mix of Bluegrass and folk rock covers and originals.

South Jersey Arts Fest at Appel Farm Highlights include:

  • Appel Farm welcomes to the Meadow Stage a musical rainbow of earthy, rootsy, countrified, soul-filled, rockin’ music! Headliners Southern Culture on the Skids and Gina Chavez are joined by Williams Honor, Hymn for Her, Wallace Brothers, Gooch and the Motion, Ursula Rucker, Hoochi Coochi, and more.
  • Visual Art, Music, Dance, and STEAM workshops and activities offer patrons the chance to ignite their creativity and make some art!
  • A variety of craftspeople, fine artists and culinary artisans will be featured at the Crafter and Culinary Artisan Fair with painting, photography, glass art, jewelry, carved wood, leather, metal craft, spices, cut paper, printmaking and more!
  • Patrons are invited to learn the Art of Wine Making at a workshop featuring the winemakers of Auburn Road Vineyard & Winery.
  • Festival-goers will enjoy delicious fare from gourmet food trucks, craft brews and vintage wine.
  • Kids age 3-13 can experience the magic of a summer at world-renowned Appel Farm Art Camp at our Arts Camp Pop-Up with visual and performing arts activities, a bounce house, and yard games just for kids! Arts Camp pop-Up is a great place for the kids to ignite their own creativity under the care of camp counselors, while parents check out the selection of vintage wines & craft beers.
  • Arts Fest Attendees can also camp under the stars or rent an entire bunk for the Overnight Experience! Enjoy a campfire, s’mores and an exclusive campfire performance by The Yokels.
  • On Sunday morning, riders may join the South Jersey Cycling Tour with routes for beginning, intermediate, and advanced riders with Auburn Road Vineyards as their destination.

1-Day Tickets are $25, and kids up to age 13 are free! Get tickets online at bit.ly/SouthJerseyArtsFest.

Support Arts Fest: Appel Farm is building a roster of volunteers, sponsors, and partners to help bring this ground-breaking festival to South Jersey. To learn more about getting involved, please contact Jennie Quinn, Public Outreach Director, at jquinn@appelfarm.org or 856-358-2472.

Location: Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus is located in picturesque Salem County, NJ at 457 Shirley Road, Elmer, NJ 08318. Only 35 minutes from Philadelphia, 30 minutes from Wilmington, DE, 90 minutes from Princeton, Atlantic City and Cape May, and 2 hours from Baltimore and NYC, Appel Farm is regionally accessible.

Accessibility Information: With two weeks advance notice, Appel Farm can provide NJ Relay Service (TRS) 800-852-7899, accessible parking with golf cart transportation to the stage, accessible port-o-lets, large print and braille schedules.

Funding: Made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional grant funding provided by the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel & Tourism. General support funding made possible in part by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Pascale Sykes Foundation, and Salem Health & Wellness Foundation. Sponsors include Subaru of America, Wedgewood Pharmacy, Dodges Market, RCL Solar, Eric M. Krise Electrical Contractor LLC, EnviroSafe, Bowman & Company LLP, AM Skier, Flying Fish Brewery, Auburn Road Vineyard & Winery, and Action Wheels Bike Shop. Marketing partners include WXPN FM 88.5, Social Impact Studios, VisitSouthJersey.com, VisitSalemCountyNJ.com, NJHeartland.org, JerseyArts.com, ArtsEdNow.org, and Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Thank you to all our donors for supporting our arts education programs!

Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus: Since 1960, Appel Farm Arts and Music Campus has provided transformative arts and learning experiences, and has emerged as the arts education leader in South Jersey. Arts education programs on our campus at Appel Farm, in the schools, and in the community are raising the bar of arts education for children and families in our community. Appel Farm provides people of all ages, cultures and economic backgrounds with a supportive, cooperative environment in which to explore the fine and performing arts.

Pictured Above: Southern Culture on the Skids

Pictured Above: Gina Chavez

Pictured Above: Williams Honor

Pictured Above: Hymn for her

A Day at the Farm 2019 @ River Beach Park
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
South Jersey Arts Fest 2019 @ Appel Farm
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm