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    < August 2017 >

    Saturday, August 5th, 2017

    "Coyote in New Jersey" at Bass River State Forest

     

    Time & Place

    8:00pm
    Bass River State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach Breezeway

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    Andy Burnett, from the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, will present "Coyote in New Jersey".

    This is a FREE event. Donations are welcome.

    Bring a flashlight and something to sit on. Appropriate for all ages. ADA accessible.

    More Information

    609-296-1114

    Find Related Info: Bass River State Forest, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Family Friendly, wildlife

     

    Friday, August 11th, 2017

    New Jersey Pinelands Commission---Monthly Meeting

     

    Time & Place

    9:30am
    15 Springfield Road, Pemberton, NJ 08068

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    The Pinelands Commission is the state agency that oversees conservation and development within the Pinelands boundaries. They hold a regular monthly meeting that is open to the public. They need to hear from you! The public is allowed to comment during the General Public Comment portion of the agenda.

    You can find the agenda for each meeting on their website - http://www.nj.gov/pinelands/home/meetings/

    If you have questions about attending a meeting and would like to speak with a member of the staff at the Pinelands Preservation Alliance call us at 609-859-8860.

    More Information

    609-894-7300 | Web

    Find Related Info: Pinelands Commission, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, meeting

     

    Saturday, August 12th, 2017

    Perseid Meteor Shower Watch at Bass River State Forest

     

    Time & Place

    11:00pm to 1:30am
    Bass River State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach Breezeway

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    Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower with volunteer Wayne Vogel.

    This is a FREE event. Donations are welcome.

    Bring blanket or reclining chair. Telescopes and binoculars are not necessary. A cloudy sky cancels; the makeup night is August 13.

    More Information

    609-296-1114

    Find Related Info: Bass River State Forest, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, meteor shower watch, astronomy, star gazing

     

    Sunday, August 13th, 2017

    Dulcimer Music and Book Signing by Michael Gabriele

     

    Time & Place

    1pm to 4pm
    PPA Headquarters, 17 Pemberton Rd (CR 616) Southampton, NJ 08088

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    PPA is excited to host an afternoon of music and a book signing by Michael Gabriele, author of New Jersey Folk Revival Music History & Tradition. PPA’s visitor center will be open and light refreshments will be available. This event is free to the public and is family friendly.

    Greater Pinelands Dulcimer Society members desire to preserve folk instruments, among which the Appalachian Mountain and hammered dulcimers stand out. The extended dulcimer family also includes other well-known instruments, like autoharp, banjo, bozouki, bass fiddle, folk harp, mandolin and penny whistle. You will hear a variety of playing styles, from old-time mountain music to Irish jigs and airs.

    Schedule of Events:

    1:15 PM – 2 PM - Mountain Dulcimer Performance

    2 PM – 2 :30 PM - Michael Gabriele – Talk and Q & A

    2:30 PM – 4 PM - Greater Pinelands Dulcimer Society Jam

    More information about the author:

    “New Jersey Folk Revival Music – History and Tradition” is a new book written by New Jersey author and historian Michael Gabriele and published by Arcadia Publishing/The History Press. The book—190 pages with over 80 photos—provides a narrative on the evolution, traditions and history of folk revival music in New Jersey.

    The story begins in the colonial days of tavern revelers and fiddle players in the 1700s and moves to the advent of the “Guitar Mania” phenomenon in the mid-1800s; to monumental recordings made at the Victor studios in Camden during the early 1900s; to the activities of legendary artists such as Joan Baez, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan; to the achievements of world-class New Jersey musicians.

    The book also provides extensive information on the magical acoustic sounds heard throughout New Jersey’s Pine Barrens over the years. Sammy Giberson, the legendary, wayfaring fiddler from the mid-1800s; the Pinehawkers and their performance at the 1941 National Folk Festival; the Albert brother’s “homeplace” cabin in the Waretown woods, which served as the inspiration for today’s Albert Hall; and the exploits of musician and author Merce Ridgway Jr. are included among the tales from the Pine Barrens.

    Folk revival music is a “living history” that builds upon time-honored traditions, which date back more than 300 years. The book documents the Garden State’s vast contributions to this musical genre and examines the effects of folk revival music on local history and culture, as well as how it has changed lives—those on stage and those in the audience.

    This is Gabriele’s third book on Garden State history published by The History Press. A lifelong New Jersey resident, he’s a 1975 graduate of Montclair State University and has worked as a journalist and freelance writer for four decades. He’s a member of the executive board of the Nutley Historical Society and serves on the advisory board of the Clifton Arts Center.

    More Information

    Becky | 609-859-8860 | Email | Web

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    Saturday, August 19th, 2017

    "Astrophotography on the Beach" at Bass River State Forest

     

    Time & Place

    8:00pm to 10:30pm
    Bass River State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach

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    "Astrophotography on the Beach" by Ben Wurst.

    This is a FREE event. Donations are welcome.

    Bring camera equipment, insect repellent and a flashlight.

    More Information

    609-296-1114

    Find Related Info: Bass River State Forest, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, photography, star gazing

     

    Saturday, August 26th, 2017

    "The Pinelands Jetport and Other Pinelands Dreams" at Bass River State Forest

     

    Time & Place

    8:00pm to 9:00pm
    Bass River State Forest, Lake Absegami Beach Breezeway

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    "The Pinelands Jetport and Other Pinelands Dreams" presented by Ocean County hisorian Timothy G. Hart.

    This is a FREE event. Donations are welcome.

    Bring a flashlight and something to sit on. ADA accessible.

    More Information

    609-296-1114

    Find Related Info: Bass River State Forest, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, history

     

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