Events October 20, 2017

May 27 - Oct 31, 2017
The Historic Chester Courtesy Coach
Weekends and Monday Holidays
Location: See complete details below.

Explore and Experience Historic Chester...for FREE!

A complementary transportation service− THE HISTORIC CHESTER COURTESY COACH − is available to and from 2 of Chester's renowned locations. Runs on weekends and Monday holidays (from May to the end of October) to enhance your Historic Chester Experience.

Details of Service

*Gladstone Station Train Arrivals: 11:05 am, 12:05 pm, 1:05 pm (At Station)

*Gladstone Station Train Departures: 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm. 6:30 pm (At Station)

* Continuous loop from Alstede Farms to the Historic Shopping & Dining District on Main
Street from 11 am to 6:30pm with stops cycling every 20 minutes.

THE HISTORIC CHESTER COURTESY COACH stops are marked by signage with the official logo and are located at:
*Alstede Farms (Back Parking Lot)
*92 Main Street (Next to the Chester Clock)

For details, call 908-879-7189

**The Historic Chester Courtesy Coach is sponsored by Alstede Farms and The Historic Chester Business Association.

 

 

 

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Sep 22 - Oct 28, 2017
Harvest Moon Hayride and Night Time Corn Maze Event
6 pm - 10 pm (last ticket sold at 9:00 pm)
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Enjoy delightful harvest moon hayrides and night time corn maze fun. Delight in picking your own pumpkin, enjoy live entertainment, sip fresh pressed cider, all while creating the perfect family memories. This event is held Fri and Saturday nights and also on Sunday, Oct. 7th.

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Oct 20, 2017
Paint & Wine at The Hive
7:00-9:30pm
Location: The Hive at the Chester Springs Shopping Center, 197 Route 206 North, Chester NJ

Sip your wine or drink (BYOB) while you create your very own version of this painting. No previous experience needed! We will teach you everything you need to know. Come early to meet and greet, find your seat, get your paint, apron & drink. Meet and greet is from 6:30-7pm. Painting is from 7 - 9:30pm The price includes all materials, instruction, aprons and a 16x20 take-home canvas! Alcohol consumption is permitted only for adults over 21. Have a great night out by yourself, with friends, or with a club or group. Private events also available; contact Jane at (908) 531-8433 or jane@mcartsworkshop.com

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Events after October 20, 2017

Oct 21, 2017
Drop & Shop at The Hive
2:00-4:00 pm
Location: The Hive at the Chester Springs Shopping Center, 197 Route 206 North, Chester NJ

Are you wondering how you are going to get all of your shopping and last minute errands done in a day? Drop your child off at the Hive located at the Chester Springs Shopping Center (next to Shop-Rite) for our Saturdays Drop 'n Shop program! Let the children have fun at the Hive while you get your errands done efficiently. We offer: Drop In Art (ages 4-12) Drop In Minecraft (ages 6-12) Cost: $5 per hour per child online ($8 at door); $10 per 2 hours online ($15 at door) Questions? Contact Jane at (908) 531-8433 or jane@mcartsworkshop.com

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Oct 22 - 23, 2017
Elements Massage Grand Opening and Blood Drive
11am to 4pm
Location: Elements Massage, The Streets of Chester Shopping Center, 270 Route 206 South, Chester, NJ

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Oct 22, 2017
GET FIT SPORTS CHALLENGE
1pm-4pm
Location: Grove Street Park 7 Grove street - Chester NJ

GET FIT SPORTS CHALLENGE

Our annual Get Fit Sports Challenge will take place on Sunday Oct. 22nd at 70 Grove Street in Chester. This year's theme is Get Fit For The Holidays. Our goal is to raise $25,000 dollars that will be used to help boys and young men facing challenges from a lack of educational opportunities, drug addiction, and the criminal justice system. As a leadership development organization, we aim to help our youth make intelligent, thoughtful decisions that enrich their lives and the communities they live in. At least a $10 donation is required to register.

By giving to this annual event you'll be supporting Platinum Minds and other local organizations with a mission to support our young men so they make better choices and become positive leaders of tomorrow. We ask that you will consider a sponsorship donation of at least $500.00 Your donation will be recognized at our event in several ways. As a sponsor, your name will be placed on all materials and banners that publicize the event as well as announced verbally at the event itself.

Key objectives of the Event include promoting:
• Healthy choices and fitness
• Community and team building
• To raise awareness to the importance of addressing challenges facing our youth and young adults

For additional information about the event and/or to make a donation, please visit: https://www.crowdrise.com/get-fit/fundraiser/platinummindsinc

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Oct 28, 2017
A Miller's Halloween at The Cooper Gristmill
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

A Miller's Halloween at the Cooper Gristmill:

Come in costume for a fun-filled afternoon! Enjoy spooky story telling at 1pm & 2:30 pm, make corn husk dolls, create creepy crafts, and play old time games. In the Gristmill, be alert for spooks, spiders, skeletons, and surprises!

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Donations are greatly appreciated.
Admission: (Suggested Donation for Mill Tours)
$3 Adults, $2 Senior Citizens, $1 Children 4-6, FREE for children under age 4
Friends of Fosterfields and Cooper Gristmill members - FREE with valid membership card.Discounted fees for special events.

For additional information, please call 908-879-5463.

Directions: Copper Gristmill is located on County Highway 513 (old Route 24) in Chester Township, NJ. 1.3 miles west of the Route 206 intersection.

GPS: 66 Washington Turnpike (old state route 24), Chester, NJ 07930

Online Map Directions: 74 County Highway 513, Chester, NJ 07930

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Oct 28, 2017
Howl-O-Ween Pawty at Woof Gang Bakery & Pet Grooming
1:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Woof Gang Bakery & Pet Grooming, The Streets of Chester Shopping Center, 270 Route 206 South, Chester, Nj 07930

Bring your beloved pets for an afternoon of fun at Woof Gang Bakery & Pet Grooming's HOWL-O-WEEK PAWTY!

*Pet Costume Contest with Prizes!* Prizes award for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Plus - Lovable, adoptable rescues from 11th Hour Rescus from 12:00pm-4:00pm.

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Oct 28, 2017
Drop & Shop
2:00-4:00 pm
Location: The Hive at the Chester Springs Shopping Center, 197 Route 206 North, Chester NJ

Are you wondering how you are going to get all of your shopping and last minute errands done in a day? Drop your child off at the Hive located at the Chester Springs Shopping Center (next to Shop-Rite) for our Saturdays Drop 'n Shop program! Let the children have fun at the Hive while you get your errands done efficiently. We offer: Drop In Art (ages 4-12) Drop In Minecraft (ages 6-12) Cost: $5 per hour per child online ($8 at door); $10 per 2 hours online ($15 at door) Questions? Contact Jane at (908) 531-8433 or jane@mcartsworkshop.com

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Oct 29, 2017
Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast at Alstede Farms
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Enjoy a Hay Wagon ride around our beautiful farm and a delicious ‘all you can eat’ breakfast featuring our own delicious pumpkin pancakes along with eggs, bacon, and more!! Price includes breakfast, admission to our pick your own fields and orchards.

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Nov 3, 2017
Youth Talent Night at The Hive
6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: The Hive, Chester Springs Shopping Center, 197 Route 206, Chester NJ

Young artists of all genres are invited to the stage at The Hive. Come on out and perform or just enjoy and watch the show! Singers, musicians, comedians, dancers or actors are welcome to create memorable performances. The atmosphere is very supportive. The focus is the stage and the person(s) performing. At the Hive stage, performer feel free and safe to grow as artists and as people.

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Nov 4, 2017
Drop-in Art and Minecraft at The Hive
2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: The Hive, Chester Springs Shopping Center, 197 Route 206, Chester NJ

Are you wondering how you are going to get all of your shopping and last minute errands done in a day? Drop your child off at the Hive located at the Chester Springs Shopping Center (next to Shop-Rite) for our Saturdays Drop 'n Shop program! Let the children have fun at the Hive while you get your errands done efficiently. We offer: Drop In Art (ages 4-12) Drop In Minecraft (ages 6-12) Cost: $5 per hour per child online ($8 at door); $10 per 2 hours online ($15 at door) Questions? Contact Jane at (908) 531-8433 or jane@mcartsworkshop.com

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Nov 7, 2017
Paint & Wine at The Hive
7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: The Hive, Chester Springs Shopping Center, 197 Route 206, Chester NJ

Sip your wine or drink (BYOB) while you create your very own version of this painting. No previous experience needed! We will teach you everything you need to know. Come early to meet and greet, find your seat, get your paint, apron & drink. Meet and greet is from 6:30-7pm. Painting is from 7 - 9:30pm The price includes all materials, instruction, aprons and a 16x20 take-home canvas! Alcohol consumption is permitted only for adults over 21. Have a great night out by yourself, with friends, or with a club or group. Private events also available; contact Jane at (908) 531-8433 or jane@mcartsworkshop.com

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Nov 9 - 10, 2017
Arts Fest at The Hive
9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: The Hive, Chester Springs Shopping Center, 197 Route 206, Chester NJ

ARTSFEST! Held at The Hive in Chester during the NJ State Teachers Convention for children ages 5-11. MCAW offers a variety of hands-on activities in a supportive, enriching and safe environment! Choose EITHER or BOTH days. Hands-on activities include: AM Get Fit Science - Robotics - Photoshop Studio Arts- Painting, Sketching, Cartooning Theater games - music Minecraft Games, Chess & Legos Arts & Crafts

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Nov 9 - 10, 2017
No School Play Days at Alstede Farms
11:00am-4:00pm
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Teachers are away so come and play with us on the farm during teachers convention days from 11 am-4 pm. Come visit and enjoy pony rides, moon bounce and lots more fun and share unforgettable family memories on our farm. Also available on Wkds through Nov. 19th.

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Nov 11 - Dec 17, 2017
Experience Historic Chester this Holiday Season!
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Location: Throughout Chester, NJ

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a Historic Chester Experience you will never forget!

Exciting holiday events, in-store events, holiday sales, and complimentary holiday treats will be offered at various merchant locations to enchant even the Grinchiest of bargain hunters.

Shop Small Business-Shop Chester 
and You could WIN during our 12 Days of Giveaways!

Every weekend from November 11th to December 17th, special "holiday helpers" will be strolling throughout Chester randomly giving away HCBA member-affiliated gift certificates and other prizes to unsuspecting shoppers. :)

No purchase necessary. CLICK HERE TO SEE CURRENT WINNERS!

OTHER EXCITING HOLIDAY-RELATED EVENTS IN HISTORIC CHESTER!

*Manhattan Holiday Dickens' Carolers
No holiday celebration is complete without the stunning sights and sounds of Manhattan Holiday Dickens' Carolers - An a cappella caroling quartet. Performing a variety of traditional and contemporary holiday classics in beautiful hand-made Victorian-style costuming, these festive troubadours will be performing throughout downtown Chester on November 25th, December 2nd, 9th and 16th, 12:30pm to 4:30pm; and again at The Streets of Chester Shopping Center on Sunday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 10th.

*Sculpted Ice Works

Don't miss this holiday's crystal-clear performance by the amazingly-talented ice carvers from ICE WORKS.

An amazing and spectacular artistic talent not to be missed, come and see how they create dazzling sculpted ice displays right in Downtown Chester on Saturday, December 16th, 11am-3pm.

Sculpted Ice Works is a full-service event ice company specializing in a variety of wholesale ice blocks, custom ice sculpture designs and events. Their experiences and expert carving team takes pride in each sculpture and event they produce and their goal is to continually exceed customer expectations.

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ELVIS the Elf!

Elvis the Elf is super excited to return back to Chester - his home-away from the North Pole. He always brings along his guitar - a gift from Santa Claus - to spread his holiday cheer singing songs with everyone! He also will have some fun giveaways, courtesy of the HCBA member businesses. Who will get these prizes? Look for him and say, 'Hey Elvis!,' and maybe it will be YOU!" This acclaimed, unique children's and family entertainment personality will be performing throughout Downtown Historic Chester on November 11th, 12th, 18th, & 19th  from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

S.C.3. Presents 'Sounds of the Holidays'

S.C.3. Entertainment is Morris County's premier DJ and event company. Now you can see S.C.3. LIVE in Historic Chester for the Holidays as they play some of the BEST Holiday Classic Tunes to renditions by new artists. Stop by their Holiday Decorated Trailer (along Main Street).

Performing in Downtown Chester on November 26th and December 3rd, 12:00pm-4:00pm, and again at The Streets of Chester Shopping Center on Saturday, December 2nd, Saturday, December 16th and Sunday, December 17th

*Father Christmas Strolling through Chester

In the Spirit of a Dickens Tale, Father Christmas will be spreading holiday cheer throughout Downtown Chester on December 10th and 17th,12:00pm to 4:00pm and again at The Streets of Chester Shopping Center on Saturday, December 9th and Saturday, December 16th.

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Nov 11, 2017
Drop-in Art and Minecraft at The Hive
2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: The Hive, Chester Springs Shopping Center, 197 Route 206, Chester NJ

Are you wondering how you are going to get all of your shopping and last minute errands done in a day? Drop your child off at the Hive located at the Chester Springs Shopping Center (next to Shop-Rite) for our Saturdays Drop 'n Shop program! Let the children have fun at the Hive while you get your errands done efficiently. We offer: Drop In Art (ages 4-12) Drop In Minecraft (ages 6-12) Cost: $5 per hour per child online ($8 at door); $10 per 2 hours online ($15 at door) Questions? Contact Jane at (908) 531-8433 or jane@mcartsworkshop.com

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Nov 17, 2017
Paint & Wine at The Hive
7:00-9:00pm
Location: The Hive, Chester Springs Shopping Center, 197 Route 206, Chester NJ

Sip your wine or drink (BYOB) while you create your very own version of this painting. No previous experience needed! We will teach you everything you need to know. Come early to meet and greet, find your seat, get your paint, apron & drink. Meet and greet is from 6:30-7pm. Painting is from 7 - 9:30pm The price includes all materials, instruction, aprons and a 16x20 take-home canvas! Alcohol consumption is permitted only for adults over 21. Have a great night out by yourself, with friends, or with a club or group. Private events also available; contact Jane at (908) 531-8433 or jane@mcartsworkshop.com

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Nov 18, 2017
Open Mic Night at The Hive
7:00pm -11:00pm
Location: The Hive, Chester Springs Shopping Center, 197 Route 206, Chester NJ

Calling all musicians, poets, fans! Artists of all genres are invited to step up to the stage at The Hive. Come on out and perform or just enjoy and watch the show! Spoken word artists, musicians, comedians, dancers or actors are welcome to create memorable performances. The atmosphere is very supportive. The focus is the stage and the person(s) performing. With the help of many talented artists and an inspiring atmosphere, performer feel free and safe to grow as artists and as people. Visit our Facebook page at CHESTER OPEN MIC NIGHTS to get updates and latest pictures. Questions? sarah@mcartsworkshop.com or 908-883-0159

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Nov 18, 2017
Drop-in Art and Minecraft at The Hive
2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: The Hive, Chester Springs Shopping Center, 197 Route 206, Chester NJ

Are you wondering how you are going to get all of your shopping and last minute errands done in a day? Drop your child off at the Hive located at the Chester Springs Shopping Center (next to Shop-Rite) for our Saturdays Drop 'n Shop program! Let the children have fun at the Hive while you get your errands done efficiently. We offer: Drop In Art (ages 4-12) Drop In Minecraft (ages 6-12) Cost: $5 per hour per child online ($8 at door); $10 per 2 hours online ($15 at door) Questions? Contact Jane at (908) 531-8433 or jane@mcartsworkshop.com

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