A full afternoon of educational and fun entertainment: Live Animal Shows, Guided Tours, Petting Zoo*, Live Music, “Just for Kids” Crafts, many Environmental Exhibits.
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Thursday, October 18, 2012
A memorable event is in the works, inspired by the turn-of-the-century American winter scenes popularized by Currier and Ives.
The event was cancelled on Nov. 14. The dates for Holmdel Township's first-ever "Winterfest" three-day festival have been officially announced. The multi-faceted outdoor event on the grounds of scenic Bayonet Farm on Middletown Road will be held on afternoons through the evenings of November 30 - Dec. 2. "In the 20 years I've lived in Holmdel, there's never been anything like this," said Mayor Patrick Impreveduto. The recent 'Rock Around the Park' event on Sept. 14, held outdoors at Cross Park with fireworks and a movie, drew 1,000 people, he said. "Apparently residents are clamoring for events like this, and we're happy to be able to offer them at basically no cost to the taxpayer." Winterfest will be paid for through money obtained …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
An absolutely gorgeous day brought glow to the artwork on display.
The Ninth Annual Bayonet Farm Arts & Music Festival played out on a flawless Fall day on Sunday at 41 Middletown Road. A Festival Board Member, Carol Beckenstein, said an estimated a record 700 children and adults came to roam the 240-acre grounds of the historic Harding estate, and partake of the numerous art activities and performances under the tents, in the red and grey barns, or on the grounds. There was a juried art competition and sale, an "En Plein Air" contest, and awards presentations. The Artist Reception was sponsored by Dearborn Market. Food was served up by Holmdel's Cracked Olive and the Holmdel Fire Company #1. Decorations were supplied by Bayshore Greenhouses of Holmdel. Corporate supporters were the Law office of …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
A terrific turnout of nearly 400 people surprised and delighted the HFA at the wine tasting night at Bayonet Farm on June 2. Squad President Mike Nikolis raises a toast to say 'thank you' to the community.
On a gorgeous summer like evening, in the cozy Grey Barn at Bayonet Farm, Holmdel First Aid hosted "International Adventures in Wine II." Close to 400 people came to show their support at our fundraiser which featured a selection of wines, exotic beers and accompanied by hors d'oeuvres. Thanks to our kind neighbors and friends we were able to raise over $20,000 for the night. Auctions and raffles on assorted donated baskets and gift cards that were provided by local merchants, were auctioned off through out the evening. Squad President Mike Nikolis, Trustee Erin McKane, Treasurer Angelo DeRosa, and Assistant Engineer Lourdes Alcaraz coordinated the June 2nd event. Wine Sellers of Holmdel, located in the Holmdel Towne Center, …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Mayor Patrick Impreveduto releases details of two new township events for all residents. Think 'Drive-in Movies' and 'Currier & Ives.'
Holmdel Mayor Patrick Impreveduto announced details of two new, large community events being planned in conjunction with the township Recreation Dept. According to the mayor, sponsorships and vendor fees will cover the cost of the special events, being held at township-owned parks. The Township Committee unanimously, and enthusiastically, approved the idea at Thursday's meeting. "We're going to do this to bring the community together," said Impreveduto. Friday, Sept 14 at Cross Farm Park in Holmdel, co-sponsored by Vonage. The movie "Grease" will be shown on a large outdoor screen. Vintage cars, doo-wop bands, snacks, hot dogs, bouncy castles, rides. The event will begin around 5:00 p.m., and the movie will start around 7:15 p.m. At the …
Monday, April 30, 2012
The home-grown celebration of Mother Nature brought Holmdel volunteers and community together to Bayonet Farm on Sunday, April 29.
A beautifully sunny and breezy day added to the enjoyment of the 14th annual Earth Day at Holmdel's Bayonet Farm. According to organizers, at least 800 people attended the fair, which could be a new record. The co-chairs of the festival were Holmdel residents Carol Beckenstein and Regina Criscione. Numerous stands demonstrated ways people can better care for the earth. Ecology, conservation and celebration were the buzz words. The Red Barn was the site of snacks and drinks. Directly outside of it, fair goers circled around presentations by Arcadia Parrot Rescues, Clean Ocean Action, and Rizzo's Reptile Discovery. Downstairs were tables set up to show people how to go geocaching at the scenic farm and adjoining trails, pet adoption, and a …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Thomas Rossi of Holmdel was recognized Saturday with Scouting highest honor. Story contributed by Jeff Rossi.
Thomas John Rossi of Holmdel has achieved the rank of Eagle, the highest rank awarded in Boy Scouts. Thomas was honored Saturday, February 4, 2012 in a ceremony held at the Holmdel Fire House Number One on Main St. The ceremony was attended by over 100 well-wishers, including Scouts and adults from Troop 331, faculty from Holmdel High School, special guests, friends and family, and the Order of the Arrow Tsi Hi Lodge Ceremonies Team who performed the ceremonial Eagle Court of Honor Four Winds ceremony. Thomas has been involved with Scouting since the 1st grade when he joined Cub Scout Pack 331. After Cub Scouts, Thomas became a Webelo where he earned the Arrow of Light award. As a Boy Scout, Thomas spent several summers at Monmouth Boy…
Monday, December 12, 2011
The Monmouth County Arts Council announced $90,000 in funding for area arts organizations. The multi-faceted Bayonet Farm Arts & Music Festival, which was attended by 450 people in September, received a piece of the pie.
Area arts organizations will receive a $90,000 boost from the Monmouth County Arts Council (MCAC). The Red Bank-based nonprofit announced 29 recipients of its annual grants program. MCAC Community Arts Council Danny Tamez said the organization was impressed by the quality and focus of the applications received, awarding grants to each applicant. “That hasn’t always been the case in the past. Fortunately, this year it was. They really did their due diligence in completing their application,” Tamez said. The MCAC awarded money to special projects, such as the Latino Festival of Monmouth County and the Garden State Film Festival, and as general support for arts organizations, such as the Middletown Arts Council and the Guild of Creative Art…
Friday, July 22, 2011
Township Committee votes to approve contract at Thursday meeting.
Verizon has been awarded a contract to operate a proposed cell phone tower in a wooded area next to the township's unspoiled Bayonet Farm, pending Planning Board site plan approval. The Township Committee approved the Verizon contract at its meeting July 21. Deputy Mayor Serena DiMaso said that "There was a legal ramification" that prompted the Committee to award the contract Thursday "so we can move forward with it," she said. "But as with any application, it will have to go to the Planning Board...and people will have an opportunity to comment on the cell tower at that point in time." The award of contract had not been included in the public agenda distributed prior to the meeting, and no members of the public spoke on the issue when…
Sunday, June 5, 2011
More brides and grooms getting married at Holmdel's rustic Bayonet Farm than last year.
Last year seven brides and grooms got hitched at Bayonet Farm in Holmdel, an authentic, historic farm with rustic charm and gorgeous vistas. Word must have gotten around because already this year 11 more weddings are booked. And the year is only half over. With the increase in bookings at Laura Harding's estate comes also an increase in fees. Rates were doubled in 2011 to help offset the costs of recent renovations and improvements, such as bathrooms in the Red Barn and an adjacent gravel parking lot. (Holmdel residents get a reduced rate.) The township provides the space. But food, beverages, tables, chairs, decorations, tents and everything else that goes with a wedding service or reception is the responsibility of the couple. “They …