Arts & Entertainment

Press Releases

40th Annual Festival Of Trees Begins December 1

e0fa6163708b60c8405a_E7F461D9-0D66-417A-B44F-F3AA7187E5B5.jpeg
The Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, from Dec. 1 to 29. Credits: Somerset County Park Commission
e0fa6163708b60c8405a_E7F461D9-0D66-417A-B44F-F3AA7187E5B5.jpeg

 

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission's Environmental Education Center will present the 40th annual Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center located at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge

The Festival of Trees opens to the public on Saturday, Dec. 2, and will remain open seven days a week until Friday, Dec. 29, with the exception of Sunday, Dec. 24through Tuesday, Dec. 26. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.  
 
The Festival of Trees transforms the Environmental Education Center into a joyful spectacular featuring a display of holiday trees designed and created by local groups, clubs, businesses, and individuals who select the theme and decorate in their own style with their personal artistic ability. 
 
 
The Snowflake Café will offer hot beverages and fresh baked goods. 
 
Holiday music will be presented on weekends by both professional and amateur performers. A schedule of performers is available by calling the Environmental Education Center at 908-766-2489 or on the website at www.somersetcountyparks.org
 
There is a suggested donation of $5 per person. Groups of 12 or more who schedule in advance will receive a 20 percent discount. Disadvantaged or disabled groups will be admitted for free. Proceeds from the event help support educational and community service programs at the EEC.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Basking Ridge

Bedminster Woman Dies From Injuries After Being Struck by Car at Bridgewater Mall Parking Lot

July 12, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bedminster woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a car in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Commons Mall on Monday.

Marion Kelley, 62, was struck by a vehicle while walking in Lot 4 near the Macy's merchandise pick up area at around 3:20 p.m. Monday.

The 2017 Mazda was driven by Chinmayi Parikh, 33, of Piscataway.

The crash is still being ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, July 16, 9:00 AM

The Wayrick Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: NJ Audubon Photography Instructors’ ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Tue, July 17, 9:00 AM

The Wayrick Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: NJ Audubon Photography Instructors’ ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Wed, July 18, 9:00 AM

The Wayrick Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: NJ Audubon Photography Instructors’ ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Basking Ridge Area Boys & Girls Invited to Free Summer Adventure Nights

July 14, 2018

STANHOPE, NJ – July 5, 2018– Time for the whole family to experience adventure this summer!  Have some free summer evenings and ready for a summer evening of family fun?!  Families are invited to attend any of four Family Adventure Nights at Camp Wheeler or Watchung Day Camp at no cost. Program consists of archery shooting, STEM activities, BB shooting, aquatics, campfire, ...

Avoiding 10% Tax Penalty

Do you want access to money from your retirement accounts but aren't sure of the real costs involved?

Most retirement accounts have a set age requirement you must reach before making penalty-free income distributions, which is usually 59.5 but can sometimes be as early as age 50. If you decide to access your accounts earlier, you could face penalties ranging from 10%-25%, which is not ...

Beneficiary Forms - As Important as Your Will

As you plan for the future, don’t leave out one of the most overlooked must-do’s: naming the beneficiaries of your retirement assets. Updating your beneficiary forms ensures that the legacy you worked so hard to build will be distributed correctly. Don’t delay -- the designations on your beneficiary forms supersede those stated in your Will. 

Try answering the ...