Despite Rain, 'Walk of Honor' Debuts at Brick Academy on Charter Day

May 22, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Charter Day 2018 was rained out last Saturday, but one part of the celebration went off without a hitch _ The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills installed the first bricks in the new historic Walk of Honor at the Brick Academy in Basking Ridge to recognize the lifetime achievements of past and present members.

With some attendees viewing the occasion from ...

Rain Cancels Charter Day, No Plans to Reschedule

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ For what may be the first time in the 24 years it has been celebrated, Charter Day has been canceled on Saturday due to steady rain. There are no plans to reschedule the popular event to celebrate the 258th founding of Bernards Township.

"It is the first time it has ever been completely canceled and it will not be rescheduled," Jennifer Gander, director ...

Charter Day is CANCELED due to rain [UPDATE]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ [UPDATE] Charter Day, the biggest community event of each year, has been canceled due to heavy rains. Further updates will be made as received.

A notification from the township states, "Unfortunately due to the steady rain continuing throughout the day, Charter Day has been canceled."

This year is the celebration of the 258th anniversary of King ...

Bernards Township Prepares to Celebrate ‘Charter Day’ on Saturday, May 19

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Charter Day, one of the biggest events celebrated every year in downtown Basking Ridge, is almost here. The festival celebrates the awarding of the Charter of Bernardston on May 24, 1760, from King George II– that’s 258 years ago.

The festival honors the history of Bernards Township, which includes Basking Ridge, Lyons, Liberty Corner and West Millington, ...

Friends of Farmstead to Seek $245K County Grant For Further Improvements at Active Arts Center

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The township's Farmstead Arts _ which this season again has a full schedule of art shows and classes, and other activities such as a concert this Saturday _  would receive further improvements if the Friends of the Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead are able to obtain a $245,400 grant that the group is seeking from Somerset County.

The ...

Tour of Somerville Celebrates 75 Years of World-Class Racing

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Memorial Day weekend will mark the 75th anniversary of the longest-running bike race in the country.  Since 1940, Memorial Day in Somerville, New Jersey has become synonymous with the Tour of Somerville. Dubbed the “Kentucky Derby of Cycling,” the classic attracts over 1,000 professional and amateur cyclists, (racing in 2 towns in 3 days) including ...

Deadline is Monday, May 7, to Enter 'Essence of Bernards Twp.' Photo Contest

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Whether it's a photo public landmark or a private moment that captures life in Basking Ridge, the township Parks & Recreation Department is seeking photos that capture the "essence" of Bernards Township.

However, prints of entries with a completed entry form must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 7, at the recreation department office at town ...

John Phillip Osborne: The Thirteen Colonies Opens At Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum, Saturday, May 12


Artist Demonstration – Saturday, May 12 beginning at 2 p.m.

Mothers & Mimosas Tour, Sunday, May 13 – 12 to 5 p.m.

The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House will host a special exhibition and sale of works by American master painter John Phillip Osborne with the J. M. Stringer Gallery of Fine Art ...

Somerville Gallery Celebrates Anniversary with Portraits on Recycled Trash

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Gallery on Main's "Artist of the Month" series continues with an exhibition of mixed-media portraiture by Milford artist Dion Hitchings, on view through May 30th.

Admission is free, and the artist’s works are available for purchase.

Meet the artist at a free opening reception at Gallery on Main, 30 West Main St., on ...

Treat Mom to a Mother's Day Horseback Ride - No Experience Required

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable will host the annual Mother’s Day Horseback Ride on Sunday, May 13 on the scenic trails of Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Ave.

Check-in time is 10 a.m.; the ride begins at 10:30 a.m.

Registration forms are available in the Stable office and on the Friends of Lord Stirling Stable website at  The fee for ...

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Jacobus Vanderveer House Designated A Blue Star Museum

May 18, 2018

Bedminster’s historic Jacbous Vanderveer House & Museum has been designated a Blue Star Museum, one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  The Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum is one of 24 Blue Star Museums in New Jersey, and one of only two ...