Events October 26, 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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Events after October 26, 2017

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!

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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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Nov 24 - Dec 24, 2017
Country Christmas With Santa at Alstede Farms
11:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Alstede Farms 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester NJ 07930

Santa will be touching down here at Alstede Farms just in time for the perfect family portrait. He'll be checking his list while you happily check off your Christmas card photo opportunity from your list. Stop by his Country Christmas Corner to say hello and treat yourself to some warm cider or a seasonal ice cream while on the farm. Santa will be here on Friday 11/24, 11/25, 11/26 and every Sat. & Sun. until 12/24.

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Nov 25, 2017
*Official* Shop Small Business (Shop Chester) Saturday!
All Day!
Location: All Throughout Chester, NJ

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide.

Amex has just announced the date of its annual post-Thanksgiving Small Business Saturday, which will be on November 25th this year.

The first Small Business Saturday took place in 2010, and since then, the day has joined the consumer-driven craze of Black Friday and Cyber Monday as one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Instead of hitting up the big chain stores and online retailers, Amex's promotion drives business to mom-and-pop shops (including many restaurants) that help fuel local economies.

Last year, over 112 million people* came together to Shop Small® in their communities on Small Business Saturday®.

For details on enrollment for the American Express Statement Credit Cardmember Offer, please call Shop Small at 1-800-235-8916, Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm EST.

Be sure to Shop Small Business - Shop Chester!!

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Nov 25, 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 25, 2017
Art of Dance - Small Business Saturday
9am - 4pm
Location: The Essential Dance Shop, 15 Seminary Ave. Chester NJ

The Art of Dance, Chester NJ, knows that there is so much to be grateful for this time of year. For over 20 years their "Holiday" Travel Troupe has performed in several local nursing homes throughout Chester, Mendham, Long Valley and Hackettstown during the holiday season. The troupe consists of Art of Dance dancers ages five and up, who come together to sing, dance and entertain with the purpose of wanting to bring joy to others and give back to their local communities.

This is a great way to teach their young dancers the value of community, giving back and the joy of making the holiday season a bit brighter for others. These young dancers meet on Friday afternoons for 5 weeks to create a holiday show through dance and song. Many of the elderly they visit are unable to leave their communities for the holidays, so this performance is one that they look forward to every year! The joy on the faces of the audience and the dancers is priceless!

The Essential Dance Shop (a dance & active-wear boutique adjacent to the Art of Dance), will be uniting their community by being Neighborhood Champions for Small Business Saturday, November 25th from 9am - 4pm. Come shop this fun, fully stocked boutique for holiday gift giving with the hottest styles in dance and activewear and gift items for everyone on your list. With 20-50% off storewide, discounts through Facebook and extra “Spin The Wheel” giveaways at the register, they are sure to make a big impact for a small local business. They invite you to stop by and enjoy sips, snacks and prizes and to kick start your holiday shopping.

Gift certificates for the Art of Dance studio and Essential Dance Shop store are also available as wonderful gift ideas! Small businesses all across New Jersey help ensure local economies stay strong and vibrant.

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