Events July 30, 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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Jul 1 - 31, 2017
WIN A $500 SHOPPING SPREE: SOC Summer Photo Contest!
Location: Social Media Contest on Facebook and Instagram

Post Your Favorite Summer Shopping or Dining Experience at The Streets of Chester Shopping Center for a Chance to WIN a $500 SHOPPING SPREE!

Entering the Contest is as easy as 1-2-3!

1) Post a photo of your shopping or dining experience taken at The Streets of Chester Shopping Center on the official SOC Social Media accounts during the dates of July 1st and 31st, 2017.
- For Facebook: Post directly to the SOC Page Feed.
- For Instagram: Tag The SOC Instagram Account @streetsofchestershoppingcenter

2) Include the contest hashtag #SOCSummerPhotoContest on your submission and indicate where (which store or eatery) your shopping experience took place. In addition, be sure to share or repost the official contest announcement on your own Facebook or Instagram accounts.

3) The photo with the most "LIKES" by end of day July 31st, 2017 will be our Grand Prize SHOPPING SPREE WINNER!

*To be eligible to win, all entries must "LIKE" or "FOLLOW" The Streets of Chester Shopping Center's Social Media Accounts.

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CONTEST RULES

1.To enter the photo contest, you must post a picture of your shopping experience at The Streets of Chester Center (SOC) on EITHER the official SOC Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/thestreetsofchestershoppingcenter/) or Instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/streetsofchestershoppingcenter/). Photo must include the hashtag #SOCSummerPhotoContest, as well as where (which store or eatery) the shopping experience occurred.

2. Sweepstakes begins 12:00AM EST on Saturday, July 1, 2017 and ends at 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, July 31, 2017.

3. Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the photos with the most "LIKES" of all eligible entries received on or about July 31, 2017.

4. (1) Grand Prize of $500 worth of gift cards from SOC stores will be awarded. Prize is non-transferable: no substitutions or cash redemptions.

5. Winner will be notified on August 1st, 2017 via Facebook message or direct message via Instagram. Awarding of prize will take place the week of August 14th. Date and time to be determined.

Contest is sponsored by The Streets of Chester Shopping Center.

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Jul 29 - Aug 13, 2017
Peach Harvest Festival
11 am - 5 pm Saturdays and Sundays
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Enjoy scrumptious peach treats galore: Peach Muffins, Pie, Crumb Cake, Ice Cream, and more! Take a Scenic hayride to our peach orchard to pick your own. Lots of Family Fun activities! Three weekends!

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Events after July 30, 2017

Aug 4, 2017
Youth Talent Night at The Hive
6:30pm
Location: The Hive at the Chester Springs Shopping Center, 197 Route 206 North, 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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Aug 5, 2017
Sail, Sail, Your Boat!
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Decorate boats and sail them in the Cooper Gristmill tailrace. Children must be accompanied by an adult and are required to wear enclosed-toe shoes or boots- No bare feet! Boats may be purchased for $10 (Friends Members $5) or borrowed.

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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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Aug 5, 2017
Annual Peach Festival and Country Auction
10am-4pm
Location: Community Presbyterian Church, 220 Main Street, Chester, NJ

Annual Peach Festival and Country Auction held Sat. Aug. 5th on the historic grounds of Community Presbyterian Church Chester,NJ.

Free admission, handicapped accessible, and held rain or shine! Featured are peach pies, cobblers, kuchens, homemade peach ice cream, and other peach treats. Great buys at the huge White Elephant Tent, the expanded Attic for furniture, toys and games, books, electronics, sporting goods and more!

We are also within walking distance of Historic Downtown Chester for incredible shopping and dining.

Follow us on Facebook to view items up for auction including a 21 foot bass fishing boat--Peach Festival Community Presbyterian Church. www.cpcchester.org 908-879-5091.

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Aug 5, 2017
Drop & Shop at The Hive
2:00pm-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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Aug 6, 2017
Peach Pancake Breakfast
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
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 peaches and pancakes along with eggs, bacon, and more!! Price includes breakfast, admission to our pick your own fields and orchards and live entertainment from 12 – 4 pm!

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Aug 12, 2017
Corn Muffin Baking
11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Make a batch of corn muffins using Cooper Gristmill-ground cornmeal. While the muffins are baking, tour the Gristmill. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 908.879.5463 by August 9 to pre-register. Cost: $10 per family/1 place setting ($5 Friends members). 1 muffin tray per family/place setting and additional place settings can be purchased at the time of registration.

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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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Aug 12, 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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Aug 13, 2017
Peach Pancake Breakfast
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
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 peaches and pancakes along with eggs, bacon, and more!! Price includes breakfast, admission to our pick your own fields and orchards and live entertainment from 12 – 4 pm!

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Aug 13, 2017
Chester Gazebo Concert Series - Third Rail
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Gazebo (Municipal) Field on Main Street in Chester, NJ

FREE CONCERT IN THE GAZEBO PARK IN CHESTER!

Bring your blankets, beach chairs, snacks, beverages and dancing shoes to Municipal Gazebo Park in beautiful Chester Borough as Third Rail will be playing epic rock songs as part of Chester Gazebo Concert Series.

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Aug 15, 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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Aug 17, 2017
Peach Muffin Baking
11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Make a batch of peach muffins with Cooper Gristmill-ground flour. While the muffins are baking, tour the Gristmill. Call 908.879.5463 by August 13 to pre-register. Cost: $10 per family/1 place setting ($5 Friends members). 1 muffin tray per family/place setting and additional place settings can be purchased at the time of registration.

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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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Aug 19, 2017
Lace Creations at the Gristmill
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Watch incredible demonstrations by the nimble fingers of the Lost Art Lacers of North Jersey as they perform the centuries-old arts of bobbin lace-making and tatting. Try your hand at bobbin lacing.

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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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Aug 19, 2017
Chester Food Truck Festival
11:00am-7:00pm
Location: Municipal Field, Main Street in Chester, NJ

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19TH
CHESTER FOOD TRUCK FEST!

11am-7pm
(Rain Date: Sun. August 20th)

25 Fabulous Food Trucks with delectable delicacies to WOW even the fussiest foodie! A local benefit for the Chester First Aid Squad and The Historic Chester Business Association; Supporting the Chester Food Pantry.

Admission: $5.00
Kids under 10 are FREE
(Bring blankets and chairs - seating not provided. No outside food, drinks, coolers or backpacks.)

Food, Fun, Live Music and Great Kid Activities!
Vendor Village - 50/50 - Beer & Sangria Garden, Too!

Stroll Chester's charming, brick-lined sidewalks with over 80 specialty shops featuring antiques, crafts, clothing, jewelry, home furnishings, pet products, confections and wonderful eateries. For brand-name shopping and additional dining, visit The Streets of Chester Shopping Center. There is something for everyone here in Historic Chester, NJ!

For complete event details, visit http://justjerseyfest.com/

***BRING A NON-PERISHABLE CANNED OR BOXED ITEM TO HELP SUPPORT THE FOOD PANTRY.

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Aug 19, 2017
Alstede Farms Jersey Fresh Food Festival
12 - 4 pm
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Enjoy the abundant summer bounty of the Garden State by attending the Jersey Fresh Food Festival on August 19th & 20th at Alstede Farms! Culinary expert, Jenn Borealo, will be utilizing our homegrown, Jersey Fresh produce, along with quality meats from Chester Meat Market and Mini Mac Farms, to ignite your cooking imagination. This free event features food tastings, recipes and more. Come savor the season and get inspired with innovative ways to make fabulous summer dishes.

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Aug 25, 2017
Paint & Wine at The Hive
7:00pm-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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Aug 26, 2017
Industrial Crafts Day
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930-2411 - (908) 879-5463

Enjoy early industrial crafts demonstrations by a tinsmith, tin piercers, a blacksmith, weavers, spinners and more! Crafters will have items for sale. Cost: $3 Adult, $2 seniors, $1 child.

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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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Sep 3, 2017
Apple Pancake Breakfast at Alstede Farms
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
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 apples and pancakes along with eggs, bacon, and more!! Price includes breakfast (available from 8 am – 12:30 pm), admission to our pick your own fields and orchards plus live entertainment from 12 – 4 pm!

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