Events

ARTsee Studio Tour 2018

Visit the studios of visual artists.  See works in progress and hear explanations
that you just don’t get in a gallery experience.  Work on display is for sale. You can begin at any studio and visit as many studios as you wish. A collected group will be located here at Farmstead Arts Center.

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October 13 – 14, 2018

Make a vibrant connection to history…

…at Somerset County’s 13th annual Weekend Journey through the Past!

Visit 30 significant historic sites, all open to the public, free of charge. All participating sites are open on Saturday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 14 from Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Farmstead events will feature:

Hands-on Colonial pottery interactive workshops with potter Debbie Limoli throughout the day, Saturday, October 13, 2018 and Sunday, October 14, 2018
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Gordon Thomas Ward
Concerts by Gordon Thomas Ward: Live performances of acoustic, temporary folk songs; listeners may find themselves in the company of a Revolutionary War soldier, a Rockabye Railroad engineer, the ghost of the Headless Hessian of New Jersey’s Great Swamp, or be transported to other times and places! Three 25 minute concerts on Saturday, October 13th at 1:00, 1:45 and 2:30.
Also colonial games for kids and tours of the historic buildings.

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Holiday Boutique

Sunday, December 2, 2018

1:00-5:00 pm

Farmstead’s annual arts and crafts sale featuring woodworkers, painters, fiber artists, potters, jewelers and more just in time for holiday gift-giving.

(Holiday Boutique registration form should be filled out and returned with a check by November 24th, 2018.  Email admin@farmsteadarts.org or call 908-636-7576 for further details.)

FREE ADMISSION

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Past Events:

Boogie in the Barn

Saturday, August 18, 2018

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Barn Dance featuring Basking Ridge’s own

Café Racers

Beatles, Doobies, Byrds, the Dead, Dylan, Van Morrison, Todd Rundgren, Elton John, Badfinger, the Band, the Zombies, to name a few… The Café Racers rock the music of the 1960s and ’70s when the British Invasion met American pop, folk-rock, blues and rock and roll. Acoustic and electric guitars, bass, percussion, and voices in harmony bring their extensive repertoire to life.

The Café Racers are:
Tony Cacchione – guitars and vocals
Jeffrey Ogden – guitars and vocals
John Malay – Bass
Carol Peña – Congas, cajon, vocals, percussion

 Food at provided by local all-American food truck Summer Daze Summer Daze Catering

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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!

Uncommon Ground

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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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