Events March 24, 2013

Mar 23 - 24, 2013
Spring Family Fun Days and Easter Egg Hunt - March 23-24
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Alstede Farms
Physical Address: 84 County Route 513, Chester NJ 07930
GPS Address: 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester, NJ 07930
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278, Chester NJ 07930

Enjoy pony rides, hayrides, a warm campfire, visit with baby farm animals, hunt for Easter Eggs, visit with the Easter Bunny and lots more!

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Events after March 24, 2013

Mar 25 - 28, 2013
Spring Family Fun Days and Easter Egg Hunt: March 25-28!
1 pm - 5 pm
Location: Alstede Farms
Physical Address: 84 County Route 513, Chester NJ 07930
GPS Address: 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester, NJ 07930
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278, Chester NJ 07930

Enjoy Pony Rides, hayrides, a warm campfire, visit with baby farm animals, hunt for Easter Eggs, visit with the Easter Bunny and lots more!

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Mar 29 - 30, 2013
Spring Family Fun Days and Easter Egg Hunt: March 29-30!
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Alstede Farms
Physical Address: 84 County Route 513, Chester NJ 07930
GPS Address: 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester, NJ 07930
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278, Chester NJ 07930

Enjoy Pony Rides, hayrides, a warm campfire, visit with baby farm animals, hunt for Easter Eggs, visit with the Easter Bunny and lots more!

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Apr 1, 2013
Spring Family Fun Days & Egg Hunt Continues - April 1st
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Alstede Farms Physical Address: 84 County Route 513, Chester NJ 07930 GPS Address: 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester, NJ 07930 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278, Chester NJ 07930

The farm fun continues!  The Easter Bunny will be sticking around for another few days here at Alstede Farms! Hunt for Easter Eggs, visit our cute baby animals, enjoy hayrides, pony rides, a warm campfire and lots more!

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Apr 6 - 7, 2013
Spring Family Fun Days & Egg Hunt Continues - April 6 & 7
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Alstede Farms: Physical Address: 84 County Route 513, Chester NJ 07930 , GPS Address: 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester, NJ 07930, Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278, Chester NJ 07930

The farm fun continues!  The Easter Bunny will be sticking around for another few days here at Alstede Farms! Hunt for Easter Eggs, visit our cute baby animals, enjoy hayrides, pony rides, a warm campfire and lots more!

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Apr 20, 2013
Fruit Tree Pruning Seminar
9:30 am - 12:30 am
Location: Alstede Farms
Physical Address: 84 County Route 513, Chester NJ 07930
GPS Address: 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester, NJ 07930
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278, Chester NJ 07930

Learn all about fruit tree pruning techniques and all aspects of fruit tree and small fruit tree care. Seminar participants will be eligible for a special 15% discount off any purchases that are made at Alstede Farms’ Farm Market that day.

Also enjoy FREE refreshments!

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Apr 20, 2013
Redwoods 'Saturday Night' Music Series: Mike Jamisen
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: Redwoods Grill & Bar, 459 Main St., Chester, NJ

Come  to Redwoods Saturday Night, April 20, where you'll enjoy live music in the Bar area from 7-10 PM.

Playbill features popular artist Mike Jamieson, playing classic rock from the likes of Clapton, The Beatles, Elvis Costello, Stray Cats and Van Morrison.

We'll have music as good as the food and as cool as the drinks!

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Apr 27, 2013
Redwoods 'Saturday Night' Music Series: Floyd Murray
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: Redwoods Grill and Bar, 459 Main St., Chester, NJ

Come on over to Redwoods Saturday Night, April 27, where you'll enjoy live music in the Bar area from 7-10 PM.

Featured performer is a NJ favorite: Floyd Murray, playing the best of cool rock and roll, classic and contemporary rock and top 40. You'll also hear a few oldies and one hit wonders from the '60's through Today!  Plus some original tunes.

We'll have music as good as the food and as cool as the drinks!

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May 4, 2013
Introduction to Beekeeping Seminar
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Alstede Farms
Physical Address: 84 County Route 513, Chester NJ 07930
GPS Address: 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester, NJ 07930
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278, Chester NJ 07930

This course will take you through you everything you need to get started, from equipment, hive location, breed selection, biology, pest and disease control. Seminar Participants will examine a nucleus hive and hive a 3lb package of bees. Seminar participants will also be able to purchase bees and equipment (quantity limited, pre-order suggested).

For complete details, visit: http://alstedefarms.com/educational-tours-and-seminars/beekeeper-seminar/

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May 4, 2013
Redwoods 'Saturday Night' Music Series: Scott Monetti
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: Redwoods Grill and Bar, 459 Main St., Chester, NJ

Come on over to Redwoods Saturday Night, May 4th, where you'll enjoy live music in the Bar area from 7-10 PM.

Featured performer is Scott Monetti, an all-time favorite at Redwoods.  Playing at the keyboard, Scott's favorite genre is Rock and you're sure to hear many of your all-time favorite tunes.

We'll have music as good as the food and as cool as the drinks!

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May 11, 2013
Annual Chester Family Day
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Gazebo Park/ Municipal Field on Main Street in Chester

All children and families in Chester are invited to come together for a memorable day for the entire community at Municipal Field (Gazebo Park) on Saturday May 11, 2013, rain or shine.

The day will start with a parade down Main St followed by a complementary picnic lunch or hot dogs and hamburgers. The highlight of the day will be a vintage baseball game who play 19th century rules, with vintage equipment and old fashioned uniforms.

Various activities will also be on site to add to the enjoyment of the day including a 5K race. For more details please visit: www.chesterborough.org or www.chestertownship.org

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May 11, 2013
Redwoods 'Saturday Night' Music Series: Tony Calandra
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Redwoods Grill and Bar, 459 Main St., Chester, NJ

Come on over to Redwoods Saturday Night, May 11th, where you'll be entertained by live music in the Bar area from 7-10 PM.

Tonight's performer is Tony Calandra who has very quickly gained a popular following in the area. His music features a blend of the best of yesterday's and today's acoustic rock.

We'll have music as good as the food and as cool as the drinks!

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May 11, 2013
The History of Chester's Railroads at Chester Library
10:00 am
Location: Chester Library 250 W Main St, Chester, NJ 07930
(908) 879-7612

On Saturday, May 11th at 10 a.m. at the Chester Library, The History of Chester's Railroads will be presented, and we will discuss how their growth was influenced by the development of the 19th century iron industry.

Speakers are Larry Lowenthal, a retired National Park Service historian and author of "Chester's Iron Heyday". Also providing insight will be Joe Macasek, a professional graphic designer with a special interest in historic interpretation, and Bill Greenberg, an independent historian, author and co-author of several books on transportation.

This program is co-sponsored by the Chester Library and the Chester Historical Society. These knowledgeable gentlemen will be on hand to discuss their books and sign copies on request. A great learning experience!

Please register at http://host6.evanced.info/chester/evanced/eventcalendar.asp

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May 18, 2013
Gristmill 'Flume and Catwalk' Dedication
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly reconstructed flume and catwalk. Refreshments and tours of the Gristmill are available after the ceremony.

Admission: (Suggested Donation for Mill Tours)

$3 Adults, $2 Senior Citizens, $1 Children 4-6, FREE for children under age 4
Friends of Fosterfields and Cooper Gristmill members - FREE with valid membership card.Discounted fees for special events.

For additional information, please call 908-879-5463.

Directions: Copper Gristmill is located on County Highway 513 (old Route 24) in Chester Township, NJ. 1.3 miles west of the Route 206 intersection.

GPS: 66 Washington Turnpike (old state route 24), Chester, NJ 07930

Online Map Directions: 74 County Highway 513, Chester, NJ 07930

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May 27, 2013
Annual Memorial Day Commemoration at Larry Maysey Memorial
See web site for details
Location: Larry Maysey Memorial on Main Street

Join us in the procession as we gather at the Gazebo on Main St then walk south to the Maysey Memorial and War Veteran site where the commemoration will continue. Guest Speakers, musical accompaniment, and rifle salute all highlight the event, don't miss it.

The  event is hosted by Chester Recreation in cooperation with Bernay's Apgar American Legion Post 342.

For more information please visit : www.chesterborough.org

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Jun 1, 2013
Children's Rhubarb Muffin Baking
11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Participants will tour the gristmill and see how flour was made from grain in the 1880's.  They will learn how to use the flour to make delicious rhubarb muffins. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Please call 908-879-5463 by May 25th to register!

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Admission: (Suggested Donation for Mill Tours)

$3 Adults, $2 Senior Citizens, $1 Children 4-6, FREE for children under age 4
Friends of Fosterfields and Cooper Gristmill members - FREE with valid membership card.Discounted fees for special events.

For additional information, please call 908-879-5463.

Directions: Copper Gristmill is located on County Highway 513 (old Route 24) in Chester Township, NJ. 1.3 miles west of the Route 206 intersection.

GPS: 66 Washington Turnpike (old state route 24), Chester, NJ 07930

Online Map Directions: 74 County Highway 513, Chester, NJ 07930

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Jun 1, 2013
Live Music (Scott Monetti) at Redwoods Grill & Bar
7:00 pm to 10 pm
Location: Redwoods Grill and Bar, 459 Main Street, Chester, NJ

Come on over to Redwoods on Saturday, June 1st to enjoy the live music of Scott Monetti in the Bar area from 7-10 PM.

Bring your friends and family and join your neighbors for fun times at Redwoods.

You can enjoy the music while eating at the bar, or at a convenient high-top table, or in one of our comfortable booths.  If a quieter mealtime is your preference, our separate Dining Rooms will be more to your liking. 

We'll have music as good as the food and as cool as the drinks!

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Jun 2, 2013
Strawberry Pancake Breakfast at Alstede Farms
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Alstede Farms Physical Address: 84 County Route 513, Chester NJ 07930 GPS Address: 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester, NJ 07930 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278, Chester NJ 07930

Enjoy a hayride around our beautiful farm and an ‘all you can eat’ breakfast: Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, and toppings (STRAWBERRIES of course!) $9.99 for adults; $4.99 for children.

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Jun 8 - 16, 2013
Strawberry Harvest Festival Days at Alstede Farms
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Alstede Farms Physical Address: 84 County Route 513, Chester NJ 07930 GPS Address: 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester, NJ 07930 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278, Chester NJ 07930

Two Weekends – June 8 & 9 and June 15 & 16!

Enjoy scrumptious strawberry treats galore: homemade strawberry ice cream, strawberry shortcakes, strawberry shakes, strawberry lemonade slushies, strawberry sundaes, strawberry pie, strawberry rhubarb pie, and strawberry fudge. Take a Scenic hayride to our strawberry patch to pick your own strawberries! And then enjoy lots of Family Fun Activities (pony rides,moonbounce, wagon train ride and more!) Something for the whole family!

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Jun 8, 2013
Live Music (Warren Woodson) at Redwoods Grill and Bar
7 to 10PM
Location: Redwoods Grill and Bar, 459 Main Street, Chester, NJ 07930

Come on over to Redwoods on Saturday June 8th and enjoy live music in the bar area from 7 to 10PM. Our musician is Warren Woodson, master of the acoustic guitar and a Redwoods favorite. Warren sings Rock, Country, Folk and more, from the early 50's up to today's hits. We'll have music as good as the food and as cool as the drinks.

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