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Celebrate Oktoberfest in Kenilworth! German Band, Folk Dancers and Feast to Highlight the Celebration, in Support of the Historic Nitschke House

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KENILWORTH, NJ - “Oktoberfest,” a celebration featuring live German music, folk dancing and a delicious feast, is hosted by the Kenilworth Historical Society at the Kenilworth Veterans Center (33 South 21st Street) from 4 to 8 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 23.

 The event will feature a dance performance by Bayern Verein Newark, a long-established club dedicated to the preservation of traditional German and Bavarian folk dances; live music for everyone’s dancing/listening pleasure played by Bernie’s Orchestra, a popular four-piece German-American band led by Bernie Bunger; and a catered buffet-style Oktoberfest Feast including such traditional favorites as knockwurst, bratwurst, herb roasted chicken, sauerkraut, glazed baby carrots, spaetzle, German potato salad, tossed salad, dessert and more! Admission is $35.

Advance reservations by Oct. 14 are requested. The event seating plan accommodates eight to ten people per table. Early reservations are encouraged, and fFor reservations/tickets, please call 908-709-0434 or visit Especially Yours Florist (13 North 20th Street, Kenilworth), where tickets for the event are being sold.

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Proceeds from “Oktoberfest” will benefit the Kenilworth Historical Society’s Oswald J. Nitschke House (c. 1880) “living history” museum and cultural arts center by helping defray the cost of an elevator that makes all levels of the newly restored site fully accessible to everyone.

Other events that the Kenilworth Historical Society will be presenting this fall include "Twist and Shout With The Beatles" Dinner and Show (Sept. 23); Kenilworth Communitywide Garage Sale (Oct. 1-2); "Four Centuries in a Weekend at the Nitschke House" featuring a living history program and exhibit "James Arthur: The Story of 100 Houses in 100 Days" (Oct. 15-16); Mohegan Sun (Conn.) bus trip (Oct. 22) and an "Old-Fashioned Christmas at the Nitschke House" (Dec. TBA).

The Kenilworth Historical Society is an independent, volunteer-based, non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the research, preservation and interpretation of the Oswald J. Nitschke House, local history and culture.

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