Events February 9, 2018

Jan 8 - Feb 12, 2018
Descendants Dance! 6 Weeks ONLY!
4:30-5:30pm
Location: Art Of Dance Studio, 15 Seminary Ave. Chester NJ

We are excited to announce of 6 Week's of Descendants Dance! Come "Shake It Off" with us, as we learn Jazz & Hip-Hop routines from the Disney show! Class will run on Monday's from 4:30p -5:30pm with Ms. Allie Mennen for Ages 6 & Up! Come join us as we act "Rotten To The Core" in this NEW 6 week class! Only $119.25!

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Jan 11 - Feb 15, 2018
Adult Basic Beginner Tap 6 Week session
7:30pm
Location: Art Of Dance Studio, 15 Seminary Ave. Chester NJ

Join us for 6 weeks of Basic Beginner Tap for Adults! Thursday's 7:30-8:30pm Starting January 11th - February 15th. ONLY $119.25! With Allie Mennen YOU ARE NOT TOO OLD (or too young…unless your 2)To Learn To Tap! Yep it's true, adults absolutely do learn faster than children. They might not have the same energy a ten year old has but they do have more life experience and general intelligence both of which can be helpful when learning tap dance!

Yes you are coordinated enough. If you know how to walk and you know your left from your right foot then yes you are plenty coordinated enough to tap dance. Now no one is saying you're going to be as graceful as Gene Kelly or as smooth as Fred Astaire, but if you can walk, I promise you can tap dance. It’s not exactly rocket science, and in fact it's a lot more fun! And Before you ask.... YES!!! You do have rhythm, and we're going to make it even better!

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Events after February 9, 2018

Feb 10, 2018
Art on the Farm
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Come be creatively inspired on Saturday February 10th from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm at our premier “Art on the Farm” event. Relax, enjoy meeting new friends and explore your inner artist while painting a beautiful farm scene using acrylic paint on canvas, just in time for Valentine’s Day! The Art on the Farm painting event will be led by an experienced local artist utilizing providing techniques that make the class exciting for all level artists. Price: $19.99 per person Includes: art instruction, all supplies needed, tasty appetizers, and refreshments.vWine will be available for purchase and tastings provided by Tomasello Winery on site.

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Feb 10, 2018
"Fall in Love" Pet Adoption Event at Woof Gang Pet Grooming
12:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Woof Gang Bakery & Pet Grooming, The Streets of Chester Shopping Center, 270 Route 206 South, Chester, NJ 07930

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Feb 10, 2018
Drop-In Art and Minecraft at The Hive
2:00-4:00
Location: The Hive, 197 Route 206 North, Chester NJ (next to ShopRite)

Are you wondering how you are going to get all of your shopping and last minute errands done in a day? Drop your child off at the Hive located at the Chester Springs Shopping Center (next to Shop-Rite) for our Saturdays Drop 'n Shop program! Let the children have fun at the Hive while you get your errands done efficiently. We offer: Drop In Art (ages 4-12) Drop In Minecraft (ages 6-12) Cost: $5 per hour per child online ($8 at door); $10 per 2 hours online ($15 at door) Questions? Contact Jane at (908) 531-8433 or jane@mcartsworkshop.com

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Feb 14, 2018
Valentine's Day Paint & Wine at The Hive
7:00-9:30pm
Location: The Hive, 197 Route 206 North, Chester NJ (next to ShopRite)

Sip your wine or drink (BYOB) while you create your very own version of this painting. No previous experience needed! We will teach you everything you need to know. Come early to meet and greet, find your seat, get your paint, apron & drink. Meet and greet is from 6:30-7pm. Painting is from 7 - 9:30pm The price includes all materials, instruction, aprons and a 16x20 take-home canvas! Alcohol consumption is permitted only for adults over 21. Have a great night out by yourself, with friends, or with a club or group. Private events also available; contact Jane at (908) 531-8433 or jane@mcartsworkshop.com

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Feb 17, 2018
Drop-In Art and Minecraft at The Hive
2:00-4:00
Location: The Hive, 197 Route 206 North, Chester NJ (next to ShopRite)

Are you wondering how you are going to get all of your shopping and last minute errands done in a day? Drop your child off at the Hive located at the Chester Springs Shopping Center (next to Shop-Rite) for our Saturdays Drop 'n Shop program! Let the children have fun at the Hive while you get your errands done efficiently. We offer: Drop In Art (ages 4-12) Drop In Minecraft (ages 6-12) Cost: $5 per hour per child online ($8 at door); $10 per 2 hours online ($15 at door) Questions? Contact Jane at (908) 531-8433 or jane@mcartsworkshop.com

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Feb 19, 2018
Kids Craft and Story Time at Alstede Farms
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location: 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester NJ 07930

Kids can enjoy a fun winter outing on their day off from school at the farm with Miss Jenn, our culinary and education specialist. Through story time and a craft, they'll learn about the life cycle of plants and the promise of spring in our seed to seed program offered in our greenhouse on the farm. 2 sessions available: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm or 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm. Registration is required. Tickets may be purchase online.

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Feb 24, 2018
Drop-In Art and Minecraft at The Hive
2:00-4:00
Location: The Hive, 197 Route 206 North, Chester NJ (next to ShopRite)

Are you wondering how you are going to get all of your shopping and last minute errands done in a day? Drop your child off at the Hive located at the Chester Springs Shopping Center (next to Shop-Rite) for our Saturdays Drop 'n Shop program! Let the children have fun at the Hive while you get your errands done efficiently. We offer: Drop In Art (ages 4-12) Drop In Minecraft (ages 6-12) Cost: $5 per hour per child online ($8 at door); $10 per 2 hours online ($15 at door) Questions? Contact Jane at (908) 531-8433 or jane@mcartsworkshop.com

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Feb 24, 2018
Open Mic Night at The Hive
7:00pm-11:00pm
Location: The Hive, 197 Route 206 North, Chester NJ (next to ShopRite)

Calling all musicians, poets, fans! Artists of all genres are invited to step up to the stage at The Hive. Come on out and perform or just enjoy and watch the show! Spoken word artists, musicians, comedians, dancers or actors are welcome to create memorable performances. The atmosphere is very supportive. The focus is the stage and the person(s) performing. With the help of many talented artists and an inspiring atmosphere, performer feel free and safe to grow as artists and as people. Visit our Facebook page at CHESTER OPEN MIC NIGHTS to get updates and latest pictures. Questions? sarah@mcartsworkshop.com or 908-883-0159

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Mar 16 - 18, 2018
30th Annual Orchid Open House at Stony Hill Gardens
10am-5pm
Location: Stony Hill Gardens, 8 Rte 24, Chester, NJ 07930

Features free seminars, refreshments, wine tasting, cheese samples, orchids for sale.

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Mar 24 - Apr 8, 2018
Easter and Springtime Family Festival at Alstede Farms
Times vary by day - please see website
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Enjoy springtime fun during the Easter and Springtime Family Festival at Alstede Farms. We'll have our baby farm animals, Easter egg hunts, a cozy campfire with marshmallows to toast, the Easter bunny, and lots more! Check our website for schedule of events and event times.

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Mar 24 - 25, 2018
Breakfast With the Easter Bunny
9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Admission includes an All-You-Can-Eat hearty farm breakfast, a wonderful photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny, and access to all activities at our Easter and Springtime Family Festival including hayrides, pony rides, Easter Egg hunt, baby farm animals, warm campfire and lots more! Breakfast reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased online. Breakfast will be held on these dates and times: Sat. March 24th & Sun. March 25th ,9 am - noon, Friday, March 30th & Saturday March 31st, 9 am - noon. Please see our website for complete details.

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Mar 31, 2018
Visit the Easter Bunny at the SOC
12:00pm to 3:00 pm
Location: The Streets of Chester Shopping Center (on the lawn outside Olympia Sports)
270 Route 206 South
Chester, NJ 07930

Hippity-Hop on over to The Streets of Chester Shopping Center on Saturday, March 31st for a visit and selfie photos with the Easter Bunny! Visits are FREE. Bring your camera and your kids - friendly pets are also welcome.

The Easter Bunny will be available in his "Springtime Garden" on the lawn outside of Olympia Sports from 12:00pm-3:00pm. (In the event of rain, a tent will be provided to keep the Easter Bunny and his visitors nice and dry).

Spring-Themed Lawn Decor provided by

Live DJ Music provided by S.C.3. Entertainment.

Easter Bunny provided by Clowns and Gowns Entertainment

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Apr 1, 2018
Easter Sunrise Service at Alstede Farms
6:30 am
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Our Sunrise Service on Easter Sunday is a Christian Ecumenical service that celebrates the true meaning of Easter. The service starts at 6:30 am on the hill behind our Farm Store. Allow yourself about 10-15 minutes of time before hand to walk up to the hill from the parking lot. We will also have a hay wagon ride available for anyone that needs assistance. Please note that we will be closed for business on Easter Sunday.

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Jun 2 - 3, 2018
20th Annual SPRING Chester Craft Show
10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Rain or Shine)
Location: Gazebo/Municipal Field
134 Main Street, Chester, NJ

Call your friends and make plans to attend the 20th Annual SPRING CHESTER CRAFT SHOW being held on Saturday and Sunday, June 2nd and 3rd.

We are proud to announce that the Spring Chester Craft Show was ranked as one of the top 60 craft shows IN THE COUNTRY, WITH OVER 150 ARTISTS from around the region.

Admission: $4.00.  No dogs/pets allowed.

****$1.00 OFF* A SINGLE ADMISSION***
PRINT THIS AD AND PRESENT AT THE GATE TO RECEIVE $1.00 DISCOUNT.

Experience a wide variety of hand made items including traditional craft, fine art and country crafts.  Find unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list as well as beautiful handcrafted furnishings for your home. Be sure to stroll through Historic Chester and visit over 80 unique shops and eateries which are just steps away from the show. You will discover a wonderful selection of antiques, crafts, clothing, jewelry, home furnishings and accessories, gourmet pet products, confections and wonderful eateries. The Chester area is also home to wonderful parks and farms offering fun for the whole family.

Also - Be sure to stop by the I LOVE CHESTER / STREETS OF CHESTER INFORMATION BOOTH at this event and register for the FREE Basket Raffle.

(Note: If you are a vendor and wish to exhibit at this show, please visit http://www.chestercraftshow.com.)

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Jun 10, 2018
Chester's 18th Annual CLASSIC CAR SHOW
10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Plus All-Day Shopping 'till 5pm
Location: Along Main Street in Historic Chester, NJ

Take a Stroll Down Memory Lane!

On Sunday, June 10th, Chester will be bursting with Classic Cars and Trucks along Historic Downtown Main Street!

This Thrilling Motor Exhibit is FREE to the public. Display includes the finest classics, customs, muscle, special interest, antiques, pro street cars and more.

Exhibitor Registration - $10 (Registration Table located at the top of Perry Street.)

Schedule of Events

- 8:00 am - 10:00 am: Exhibitors Register their Vehicles
- 10:00 am - 3:00pm: Show times
- 3:00 pm: Trophies awarded at 25 Main Street. (Note: Vehicle must be registered to be eligible for trophy.)

Trophy Categories are as follows:

Historic Downtown Main Street Exhibit
• Best Engine
• Best Truck
• Best Paint
• Peoples Choice
• Best in Show
• Top 5 Winner

plus All Day Shopping throughout Chester! Musical entertainment includes DJ-Doc South. Portion of proceeds to benefit Cancer Hope Network.

Stroll Chester's charming, brick-lined sidewalks with over 80 specialty shops featuring antiques, crafts, clothing, jewelry, home furnishings, pet products, confections and wonderful eateries. For brand-name shopping and additional dining, visit The Streets of Chester Shopping Center. There is something for everyone here in Historic Chester, NJ!

Questions? Contact Toni Perry at toni@twdirection.com

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Jun 30, 2018
Taco Palooza
11:00am-7:00pm
Location: Municipal Field on Main Street, Chester, NJ 07930

Details of Festival to be announced in March 2018.

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Sep 8 - 9, 2018
45th Annual FALL Craft Show
10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Rain or Shine)
Location: Gazebo/Municipal Field,134 Main Street, Chester, NJ
(Music Provided By S.C.3. Entertainment on Sat. & Sun.)


CHESTER CELEBRATES 45 YEARS OF FALL CRAFT SHOW

**RATED #1 IN NEW JERSEY AND ONE OF THE TOP 50 CRAFT SHOWS IN THE NATION**

Over 200+ Tents Filled with the Finest Handmade Crafts.

The most talented artisans on the East Coast will exhibit and sell their unique hand-crafted creations at the upcoming Chester Fall Craft Show, which will take place on September 8th and 9th at Municipal Field and Perry Street in Chester, NJ. This year marks the 44th anniversary of the award-winning 'rain or shine' weekend event, which is produced by the Historic Chester Business Association (HCBA).

Rated #1 in New Jersey and one of the Top 50 "Best Crafts Show in The Nation" by America's Premier Art and Craft Show Magazine, Sunshine Artist, previous shows have set all-time attendance records, with crafters and artisans from throughout the region offering an array of select, hand-crafted furniture, jewelry, apparel, ornaments, home accessories and more.

"For the past 45 years, Chester has been the home to one of the Northeast's most celebrated arts and crafts event." says Kathy Barbieri, President of the HCBA, "This is the perfect time for attendees to join in the celebration and kick-off their holiday shopping with one-of-a-kind gifts."

During this special weekend in September, Chester will host thousands of people from all over the country who come to enjoy this two-day, juried and tented arts & crafts expo. But this is not just an event to satisfy the artistic soul—be sure to stroll the brick-lined sidewalks and visit over 80 specialty shops featuring antiques, crafts, clothing, jewelry, home furnishings and accessories, gourmet pet products, confections and wonderful eateries.

Whether it's a decorative piece for your own home or a distinctive holiday gift for a friend, Chester is the place to discover that special something.  Children under 12 are free (no pets please).  Also, don't forget to enjoy all the natural beauty of the season, as Chester is home to wonderful parks and farms offering fun for the whole family.

Note: If you are a vendor and wish to exhibit at this show, visit http://www.chestercraftshow.com.

Admission: $5.00 per person

***$1.00 Off Single Admission with a printed copy of this event listing**

Crafters interested in participating in the show can call 973-377-6600 or visit www.chestercraftshow.com.

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Oct 13 - 14, 2018
35th Annual HARVEST Celebration
11:00 am to 5:00 pm (Rain or Shine)
Location: Downtown Chester, NJ

You couldn’t pick a better way to spend a weekend! 

Come and enjoy this FREE 2-day event in Historic Downtown Chester.

Sampling of Activities include...
*NBC Celebrity -  Produce Pete (tbd)
*Antique Apple Press Demonstrations
*Blacksmith Demo
*Clown Performances
*Face Painting
*Ford V-8 Antique Car Show
*Wood Carving Demo
*Pumpkin Painting
*Pumpkin Carving Demos

*Colonial Musketeers and more!

Special Musical Guests Include:

*Morgan Treni
Singer/Songwriter
Jazz - Folk - Pop
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and
*The Morris Music Men Barbershop Chorus
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