Events

A HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

1 – 5 pm in the Farmhouse

Vendors offering an exquisite variety of arts and crafts for sale for the holiday season, including hand-crafted fiber art, woodworking, pottery, paintings, jewelry, soaps, lotions and more!

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Past Events:

Bluegrass Bar-B-Q Barn Dance

in the English Barn!

Featuring music by Wayne Fugate and Uncommon Ground

Lisa Gutkin, fiddle
Phil Helm, bass
Mike Kobetitsch, guitar
and Wayne Fugate, mandoline

Click here to sit back and enjoy some tunes!

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

6:00 – 9:00 pm

The perfect setting for a foot stompin’, toe tappin’, hootin’ and hollerin’ good time of a barn dance – great eats, silent auction, games for kids.  Food provided by the Soup Shoppe in the Riverwalk Plaza in Basking Ridge will be available to purchase beginning at 6pm.  Music and dancing will begin at 7pm, featuring “Uncommon Ground”, a hot alternative Bluegrass group based in New York’s Hudson Valley. The band draws on the talents of Mike Kobetitsch on guitar, and mandolinist Wayne Fugate, both long-time veterans of the Bluegrass scene who have performed with “Out to Lunch” and a host of other noteworthy bands and musical luminaries. Fugate was also heard (and seen) on Broadway playing mandolin and guitar on Steve Martin and Edie Brikell’s Tony nominated musical Bright Star.  Fiddle player Lisa Gutkin, Grammy Award winning member of the Klezmatics, was most recently seen and heard in the Tony Award winning, Broadway production of “Indecent”.  And rounding out the group is the ever amazing string bass player Phil Helm, principle bass in the Hudson Valley Philharmonic whose technical precision, fertile inventiveness, surprising touches and mastery of the Bluegrass genre, give the band a distinctive, signature voice.

Food provided by THE SOUP SHOPPE:

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Black Angus Beef Chili with Cornbread      
Gourmet Baked Macaroni and Cheese        
Mac and Cheese Chili Bowl                          
BBQ Chicken or Black Angus Beef with Aged NY Cheddar and Country Potato Salad Wrap
JOE’s Gourmet Potato Chips
Assorted beverages

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Comedy Showcase

Friday

June 30, 2017

8:00 pm in the English Barn 

Featuring students from the Farmstead’s Stand-Up Comedy Workshop performing alongside seasoned professional comics.

Arohi Dandawate from Basking Ridge

Spencer Charleson from Basking Ridge

Jeff Hovey from Denville

Carol Baldessari from Monroe Township

Ed McCarty from Bridgewater

Also featuring Headliner/ Instructor: Kurt Zimmerman and fellow professionals Lynne Emonds, Tim Eli and Basking Ridge’s own Chris Sicoli

 

 

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As always, the

Weekend Journey Through the Past

was an enjoyable event filled with history and art!

Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 12:00 -4:00 pm

Featured at the Farmstead were:

Strolling troubador William Ward, singing songs of the American Revolution
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Costumed musicians Anne and Ridley Enslow performing a concert of colonial songs accompanied by  hammered dulcimer and fiddle in the Farmhouse
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There were Colonial games and corn cob dolls in the Farmhouse all weekend
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Art show by ARTsee artists all weekend in the Farmhouse
Guided house and barn tours on the hour Saturday and Sunday

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On June 2, 2016, the Farmstead hosted a  celebration to thank Founding Trustee, John Campbell for all he has done for the Farmstead, and a dedication of the Historic Marker

 

 

 

It was a beautiful Spring day, we were entertained in the barn by BrassWorks, Brass Quintet playing rousing American classics – an all around joyous celebration of the Farmstead!  Thank you John!

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The Bayou in the Barn July 2015 was a lot of fun. Thanks to all who attended and volunteered!

Zydeco Music by NJ’s top mardi gras band – The VooDudes, Classic Rock by Half Normal, winner of the 2015 Charter Day Battle of the Bands, Southern Eats by Jane’s Kitchen, a silent auction of art, and games. Family Friendly Fun!

Bayou in the Barn July 16

Bayou in the Barn July 16

The VooDUDES will perform at Farmstead Arts July 16

The VooDudes

Half Normal, winner of the 2015 Charter Day Battle of the Bands, will perform July 16 at the Farmstead Barn

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Silent Auction of Art by some of our favorite local artists!

 

 

 

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The Farmstead Arts Duck Race and Arts
Festival
Was a Great Success Thanks to All Who
Volunteered, Donated and Attended! 

Despite storm Andrea, Saturday June 8 dawned as an ideal day for ducks and the arts! Almost 1,000 ducks were entered the Passaic River next to the Farmhouse.

Thanks to all of you who supported the race by attending, listening to the music, seeing the art and history exhibit in the farmhouse, painting a duck, and  purchasing a duck chance, a piece of art or jewelry, lunch or  just a bottle of water.This was a fun and important fundraiser for the Farmstead.

Proceeds from the Duck Race were used to bring art to the community and preserve the historic site, and funds from the silent art auction will be used for much needed gallery lighting in the Farmhouse.

Eileen Loughnane, Event Chair and Kristina Lloyd, Silent Auction Chair in Barn

Eileen Loughnane, Event Chair and Kristina Lloyd, Silent Auction Chair in Barn

Boy Scout Troop 351 did an amazing job catching the ducks!

Boy Scout Troop 351 did an amazing job catching the ducks!

The first event in the newly restored English Barn - thank you vendors and silent auction donors!

The first event in the newly restored English Barn – thank you vendors and silent auction donors!

And the grand prize winner is Suzanna Kopchains, who is also a ceramic artist

And the grand prize winner is Suzanna Kopchains, who is also a ceramic artist

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