Thursday, March 21, 2013
What you are doing in Millburn and Short Hills to kick off the first weekend in spring? Vote in our poll and tell us in the comments!
Although winter is still lingering in New Jersey, this weekend kicks off spring in Millburn-Short Hills. So what are you up to this weekend? If you're heading to any of the events below vote in our poll above or tell us in the comments below how you're celebrating the start of the new season. Make-A-Wish presents "So You Think You Can Idol": Friday 7 p.m. Millburn High School, 462 Millburn Ave, Millburn, NJ $7.00 Come support Millburn High School Make-A-Wish and have an entertaining night at "So You Think You Can Idol"! There will be a wide range of performances from high school students with dance, singing, piano and acting. There is also a special performance from Lindsay Maron's Pixie Dust Players. Guest teachers will be playing the…
Friday, August 3, 2012
Entertaining local events for a summer weekend with musicals, concerts and a sing along with ice cream.
Summer and music seem to go together, with free concerts, musical comedies, and even an old-fashioned ice cream social featuring a live band and a sing-along. Read on for the details of these events and others, and be sure to check the Patch calendar for even more local happenings. Enjoy! Trail Work Day at South Mountain Reservation Trail maintenance is hard work, but the rewards are worth the effort. Join the folks at the South Mountain Conservancy as they clean up trails on the Reservation. Work gloves, tools and water are supplied. Sturdy footware is recommended. Sorry, all volunteers must be 15 years or older to participate. Free; Sunday 9 a.m. to noon; South Mountain Reservation Summer Concert Series in Taylor Park This …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Enjoy a host of free local events this weekend to celebrate the best of summer.
Maplewoodstock, a bicycle ride, outdoor concerts, a gardens tour – some of the best things in life (and summer) are local this weekend, and most are free! Read on for a list of exciting events happening in our area during the next few days that won’t be a drain on your wallet. Slather on some sunscreen, pack a bottle of water and head out for a good time! Summer Concert Series at Taylor Park Bring along a lawn chair or blanket to Taylor Park and kick back to enjoy an evening with one of New Jersey’s finest oldies bands, Reminisce. Ice cream and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Free; Sunday at 7 p.m.; Millburn Maplewoodstock Maplewoodstock is the grooviest 2-day music and arts festival in our area. Memorial Park will be …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Rides, games, ponies, Rev War reenactors firing a cannon, breathtaking fireworks, food, and so much more will fill Millburn's Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration.
Millburn's July Fourth celebration will begin with the flag-raising at Taylor Park at 9:00 a.m., followed immediately by the Patriot Award presentation, which will be conferred upon the Millburn-Short Hills Girl Scouts, in honor of their many years of patriotism and service to the community and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts in the USA. The Patriot Award ceremony will be followed by the ever-popular bike/trike/stroller parade at 9:30 (start decorating those bikes, trikes, and strollers!) and the girls’ All Star softball game at 10:00. From 11:00-3:00, all of Taylor Park will be transformed into a festival for the whole family. There will be children’s rides, games, ponies, and a Revolutionary War encampment …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
This past Sunday a concert was performed for locals.
The "Street Hassle" concert drew over 500 locals this past Sunday for a nice night of weather and entertainment in Taylor Park. Missed it? Check these upcoming showing in the park. Taylor Park is a 16-acre park nestled in the downtown area of Millburn. It features recreational facilities including ball fields, tennis and basketball courts. Also, there are walking paths, a pond and a playground. Additionally, the town's Bauer Community Center is located inside the park. Thanks to Robert Hogan, director of recreation and parks, who sent the Patch this photo for the community to share.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The October 18, 1896 edition of the New York Times carried an article about a commemorative “bowlder” to be installed in the Millburn-Short Hills area…but where is it now?
Millburn’s July Fourth celebration is always particularly significant for our community because of the noteworthy role Millburn played in the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Springfield. With the American army strategically placed in Morristown, and surrounded by a protective ring of mountains, General Washington shrewdly reasoned that the British and Hessians would want to move in from New York to capture Morristown. The most practical way to get past the ring of mountains that stood between the British and Morristown’s iron forges, supplies, and the American army was to go through a gap in that mountain ring and along the road to Morristown that was at Hobart Gap. In anticipation, then, of the incursion of the enemy soldiers via that …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Taylor Pond looked tranquil between storms recently.
This sunset at Taylor Park was taken recently between rain storms, when there was a break in the weather. Want to see your photos on Patch? Email them to Elizabeth.Moore@Patch.com. Yours could end up being a photo of the day.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Balmy weather draws people outside.
This week's sunny skies and mild temperatures have people enjoying the great outdoors. Patch captured scenes of locals dining al fresco, enjoying Taylor Park and strolling in South Mountain Reservation.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
PHOTOS: Millburn's egg hunt is a success despite rain.
The Annual Egg Hunt was held Saturday in Taylor Park's Bauer Community Center due to rainy conditions. It was a success despite the overcast weather. Children from pre-school through second grade arrived with baskets in hand, and smiles on their faces.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Artist and Millburn resident, Victoria Plummer, paints a local picture.
Victoria Plummer was asked for a favor and she just couldn't resist. Her children went to the Millburn Co-op Nursery School and even though they have gone on to elementary school, Victoria still felt an attachment to the co-op. So when the school asked her to paint the new mural by the entrance, she said yes. "Both my daughters went to the Millburn Co-op, and I have fond memories of our days there, so I was happy to help out when they asked me to do the mural." she said. It was time to replace the previous mural by another alumni parent, Joy Seigel, which had begun to peel. Adrienne Topping, co-director of the school, chose Victoria because "... she is a wonderful artist." When asked why the school wanted the mural, Topping replied, "The …