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Welcome to Farmstead Arts

 a center for fine, performing and practical arts in Basking Ridge, NJ located on the grounds of the historic Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead.

  “Farmstead Arts Center in Basking Ridge, NJ is unreal, beautiful, breathtaking, and full of history”

Thanks to all who celebrated the opening of the English Barn this fall with the barn dance and Sleepy Hollow shows, attended the wonderful baroque concert and came to the  Equine Artists Show and the Holiday Boutique!  We wish a very happy holiday to all our artists, members and supporters.

  • The Annual Appeal by the Friends of the KMS Farmstead is going on now. Your support is vital to maintaining the Farmstead buildings and bringing arts programming to the community.  Please consider supporting the Farmstead this year with your membership and tax deductible donation.

The Farmstead is a not for profit organization, and relies on memberships and donations to continue to restore the farm buildings and present programs. Your donations are greatly appreciated.  Donations to Farmstead Arts, as part of The Friends of the Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead, a not for profit 501(c) 3 organization, are tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.

Make a Donation Button or send a check payable to:The Friends of KMS Farmstead
P.O. Box 155,
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920Annual Membership fees are $35/ $20 for seniors and students.  Membership applications are here.

The Headless Horseman of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving at Farmstead Arts

The Headless Horseman of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving at Farmstead Arts

 

Arioso Consort with Ilizabeth Cabrera, Andrew Pecota, Margaret Walker, Laura Ferraro

Arioso Consort with Ilizabeth Cabrera, Andrew Pecota, Margaret Walker, Laura Ferraro

Rumpus Barn Dance Band with Bill Quern, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and accordian, Sarah Gowan, guitar and concertina and Joe DePaolo calling and drums

Rumpus Barn Dance Band with Bill Quern, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and accordian, Sarah Gowan, guitar and concertina and Joe DePaolo calling and drums

 

 

Listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places, the Farmstead was honored with the New Jersey Preservation Award, one of the State’s highest honors for preservation and adaptive re-use and Somerset County’s Historic Preservation Award. The Friends of the Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead is a not for profit 501(c) 3 organization. Restoration of the buildings at the Farmstead is made possible thanks to funding from the Somerset County Historic Grant Program, the New Jersey Historic Trust and the 1772 Foundation.

 

 Historic Barn and Farmhouse Available for Private Events

The Farmstead Players will start our year by reading “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare @ Farmstead Arts Center on Monday, Jan. 5th at 7 PM. The reading is free and open to the public.

  Play with Clay on Thursday nights  Eventbrite - Play With Clay  

The 18th Century English Barn has been beautifully stained and trim replaced thanks to funding from the 1772 Foundation.

The 18th Century English Barn has been beautifully restored thanks to funding from the NJ Historic Trust, Somerset County Historic Preservation Grants, and the 1772 Foundation.

The 1700's Farmhouse where classes, concerts and art shows are held and studios are available

The 1700’s Farmhouse where classes, concerts and art shows are held and studios are available

Farmstead Arts offers art classes, workshops, art exhibits, theater, concerts, dance, children’s activities and lectures in history and the arts. Local artists utilize the upstairs rooms in the farmhouse for individual studio space.

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Funding has been made possible, in part, by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through funds administered by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission through the State /County Partnership Local Arts Program.

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