Car Cruises in Historic Smithville

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smithvilleStop by from 5-8pm on May 9th & 23rd, June 13th & 27th, July 11th & 25th, August 8th & 22nd, and September 12th & 26th, 2014 to see some spectacular vehicles from days gone by or show off one of your own! This is not a car show but a place for people who enjoy cars or have a car they like to show off to come together and talk “cars”.

Historic Smithville offers 60 shoppes, 7 eateries, carousel ride, train ride, paddleboats, on site lodging at the Colonial Inn and over 26 free weekend events!

Renaissance Faire in Historic Smithville

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new jersey faireJoin the players of the New Jersey Renaissance Faire on May 3rd & 4th, 2014 from 10am-5pm and travel back to the days of yore and merry olde England as the Historic Village of Smithville is transformed into the Shire of Smithville in the heart of the English Renaissance. The good Duke of Northumberland has decreed merriment for all. Fun for the whole family including comedy, tragedy, sword fighting, dance, song, knights, jesters and so much more. Also stroll amongst the wares of the local vendors and traveling merchants sporting historical gifts and finely crafted items.

Historic Smithville offers 60 shoppes, 7 eateries, carousel ride, train ride, paddleboats, on site lodging at the Colonial Inn and over 26 free weekend events!

Renaissance Faire – Smithville, New Jersey

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SmithvilleRenaissance Faire – Smithville, New Jersey

Come one and come all to the precursor of the big Renaissance Faire in Columbus.  The Renaissance Faire in Smithville is in May and prepares the participants for the “next” one in Columbus.  Here you will be able to enjoy the entertainment from 10 am to 6 pm as you travel back in time to merry olde England as the historic village of Smithville becomes the Shire of Smithville in the heart of the English Renaissance. Fun for all has been declared by the Duke of Northumberland which includes such things as comedy, tragedy, sword fighting, dance, song, knight, jesters and even the chance to buy a pickle from the pickle barrel being wheeled around the grounds. 

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New Jersey Public Works Projects

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Tourism, travel, entertainment, and work just wouldn’t be what they are today if it were not for a century of public works investments and projects that make travel possible between the greater New York and New Jersey area!

Public Works Projects:

Some projects are less visible than others – Bayonne Bridge project is gaining steam this year.  This project to revamp the Bayonne Bridge would allow larger cargo ships into the New York Harbor.  The New York Port Authority has worked hard to get this project fast-tracked with the federal government to allow this project to go forward as early as next year, and both New York and New Jersey political leaders are backing the project.  Estimated to cost over  $1 Billion the project will pay for itself with tolls, fares, and other fees.

Public works projects like this one have been part of our American history.  Figures like John Amicucci, President and CEO of the DeFoe corporation have long been involved with these types of projects, navigating the tough leadership challenges of public projects including the administrative, political, and organizational challenges necessary to help bring these types of projects to fruition.

The challenges are significant.  For example, the long-planned train tunnel to cross the Hudson River (or more precisely go under the Hudson River) was cancelled this year.  This public works project was estimated to cost approximately $14 Billion and would have been the largest public works project in history.  New Jersey Governor Christy states that even though he cancelled the project, that the project has merit.  The project would have greatly expanded the number of subway lines that handle commuter, business, and tourism traffic.  The current congestion of the two rail lines between New Jersey and Manhattan is extreme.

Many regional businesses and contractors in the greater New York and New Jersey area have long been accustomed to the political delays, deadlocks, and cancellation of projects.  As a professional with four decades of experience, Mr. Amicucci has worked with the Local 14 and 15 of the International Union of Operating Engineers.  As the Chief Executive Office and president of the DeFoe corporation, he has worked on many highway and transportation projects including the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, the New York Port Authority, and many other regional transportation projects.  While these public works projects often receive the media attention, little attention is often received by the hundreds of contractors and professionals that have worked on these projects and actually made them happen.

 

Fosterfields Living History Farm – Morristown, New Jersey

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Fosterfields Living History Farm – Morristown, New Jersey

Take a step back in time and visit the Fosterfields Living History Farm in Morristown, New Jersey.  This has been a working farm since 1760 and is now New Jersey’s first living, historical farm.  You will be transported back to the days of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Have you ever seen a cow milked “the old fashioned way?”  Maybe you have actually had the opportunity to milk a cow.  You will be able to see this while you are visiting the farm.

In the 1890’s the Carriage House on the grounds was used as a Republican voting place.  Today i houses the Foster family’s Runabout and sporty Tandem Gig.

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Sterling Hill Mine Tour & Museum – Ogdensburg, New Jersey

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Sterling Hill Mine Tour & Museum – Ogdensburg, New Jersey

“Step Into Earth Science”

Most everything man-made has something to do with mining. At the Sterling Hill Mine Tour and Museum well show you just how it’s done. From drilling and blasting to the processing of the ore. Right here in NJ is one of the worlds richest zinc ore deposits, the area boasts over 350 minerals, about 70 of which fluoresce. That’s about 10% of the known minerals in the world . As well as the best fluorescent mineral deposit in the world. Come take a tour of a real underground mine and see for yourself the one and only fluorescent “Rainbow Room” and the world’s largest collection of world wide fluorescence’s anywhere on earth. You can collect fluorescent minerals yourself 7 days a week when the museum is open.

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Annual Costume Pet Parade – Smithville, New Jersey

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Annual Costume Pet Parade – Smithville, New Jersey

Each year the Village of Smithville hosts a Costume Pet Parade for the enjoyment of everyone.  Bring you pet, (register it before the date) and join with others that love their pets and want to show them off in the Costume Pet Parade.  The parade in 2011 will be on October 22 but check with them for the dates for other years.

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Holiday Weekends at Historic Smithville – Smithville, New Jersey

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Holiday Weekends at Historic Smithville – Smithville, New Jersey

Are you looking for something wonderful to do on the weekends during December?  If so you will want to visit Smithville, New Jersey for their Holiday Weekends.

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Cherry Blossoms in Cherry Hill, NJ

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In Cherry Hill, New Jersey — a two-mile avenue of blossoming Kwanzan cherry trees can be seen every year toward the last two weeks of April. Every year since September 11, 2001 these blossoming cherry trees have been adorned with American flags and yellow ribbons in a solemn remembrance of the 2996 innocent victims that perished on that fatefful day.

Cherry Hill Firefighters and American Legion Post 372 War Veterans are the sponsor of this “9-11 Remembrance” event.

Cherry Hill Firefighters have been planting the Kwansan cherry trees since 1973 and the total planted todate has surpassed 1400 cherry trees.

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Tabby’s Place: A Cat Sanctuary

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Taby’s Place – A Cat Sanctuary – Ringoes, NJ

Are you a lover of cats?  Do you want to visit a cat “hospital” that cares for those that are in need of care for a wide range of reasons?  If so, you may want to visit Taby’s Place and see this facility that was built in 2003 to provide refuge to those cats that need help.  Stop in and visit the Sanctuary in Ringoes, New Jersey when you are in the area.

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