The Historic Village at Allaire is pleased to announce that Jack Giampalmi & Jack’s Band will be performing “An Evening with Frank Sinatra and Friends”, a tribute to ol’ blue eyes himself! Join us for an evening of Sinatra’s classic hits in a beautiful, historic venue! The performance will be inside the Allaire Village Chapel on Friday, July 12th at 7:30 PM.
What a fun way to enjoy an evening with family and friends! This concert is fun, lively, and great for all ages!
Advanced purchase is recommended! Tickets can be purchased in advance through PayPal on our website, http://www.allairevillage.org/tickets. You can also reserve your tickets by calling the Allaire Village Office at 732-919-3500. Tickets cost $15 per person.
Scleroderma Walk in Historic Allaire Village on June 8, 2013, to Raise Awareness and Funding for Research
Monday May 20, 2013
By: Christine Gaydos
The 13th Annual “Stepping Out To Cure” Scleroderma will be held in Historic Allaire Village on Saturday June 8, 2013. Over 400 scleroderma supporters will take part in this family friendly event including T-shirts, refreshments, raffle baskets, awards, and entrance to Allaire Village after noon. Registration is available at www.scleroderma.org/shorewalk or in person on the day of the event and begins at 9:30 AM with the walk scheduled for 10:30 AM.
Misunderstood, misdiagnosed, and underfunded. Far too many families in South Jersey understand these words when talking about scleroderma, a complicated, chronic, and life-altering autoimmune disease. Families throughout the region have been participating in the annual “Shore” walk for scleroderma for the past 13 years. The Decker Family walks in memory of their sister, Mary Jane, who lost her battle with scleroderma in 1999. The Scleroderma Walk is now their annual family reunion gathering 4 generations of family from 4 different states. The Waltermire Family walks in honor of their mother, Doris, who lives with scleroderma affecting her daily life. Last year 50 family members and friends participated in the Shore Walk along with Doris. Altogether 425 walkers participated with the same goal – create more awareness of scleroderma and raise research dollars that will find better treatments and eventually a cure.
For more information about “Stepping Out To Cure” Scleroderma in Historic Allaire Village or to make a donation go to www.scleroderma/shorewalk or call the Scleroderma Foundation Delaware Valley Chapter 856-779-7225 or email@example.com.
Every Step Counts – Educate, Advocate, Cure
Scleroderma – misunderstood, misdiagnosed, underfunded – is a chronic connective tissue disease, classified as one of the autoimmune rheumatic diseases. The disease affects over 300,000 people across the United States, 80 % which are women 20 to 50 years of age. The disease is complex and painful, and it has the potential to affect every organ in a person’s body. The disease can be localized or systemic. If it is localized it affects mainly the skin by hardening the skin. If it is systemic it can also affect organs by hardening the organs. The cause is unknown, and there is no cure. The Scleroderma Foundation Delaware Valley Chapter (SFDV) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports scleroderma patients in 3 states, Middle and South New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware, partnering with 3 centers, the Scleroderma Centers at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. The SFDV relies on the support and generosity of donors to support our community and our 3-fold mission of support, education and research. The National Scleroderma Foundation and its chapters are the leading private source of scleroderma-related research and allocates $1.2 million annually through the Foundation’s research program.
While the last couple of days have been a little chilly, it is officially Spring at Allaire Village! Check out some photos of our Villagers enjoying the season!
Photos by Jen Holmes & Shannon Gance.
We have lots of fun activities coming up this Spring!
Saturday, May 11th: Grand Opening Festival
Saturday, May 18th: Late Spring Flea Market
Sunday, May 19th: 1836 Militia Muster
Sat & Sun, June 1st & 2nd: Civil War Encampment
Thursday, June 6th: Allaire Village Golf Outing
To find out more about these events please visit us on the web. You can also call us at 732-919-3500.
Celebrate Easter and the start of Spring at The Historic Village at Allaire! Join us on Saturday, March 30th (10am-4pm) for our first annual Easter Egg Hunt!
Activities for the Day:
Easter Egg Hunts on the Village Green
Ages 1-3: 10:30am
Ages 4-6: 10:45am
Ages 7-8: 11:00am
Ages 9-10: 11:15am
Historic Bonnet Parades & Contests through the Village at 12:00pm
Ages 0-12. Categories for store-bought and homemade bonnets.
Photos with the Easter Bunny at the General Store
“Can You Help Me Find My Easter Eggs?” Puppet Shows by the Bakery at 1:30pm & 3:00pm
Historic “Egg Toss & Roll” Games by the Village Green
Singing & Dancing programs at the Carriage House
Egg Coloring & Bonnet trimming stations on the Charcoal Depot
Shopping at the General Store & Bakery from 10am to 4pm
Tickets for our Easter Egg Hunt are $5 per person, children under age 6 are admitted free of charge. You may purchase tickets the day of the event, or in advance by calling us at 732-919-3500 or visiting www.allairevillage.org/tickets.
The Historic Village at Allaire will also be hosting an Easter Sunrise Service at 6am on Sunday, March 31st (Easter Sunrise) at our Historic Christ Church Chapel. The service is presented free of charge to the public, and all are welcome!
Hope to see you there!
This Sunday, February 17th the Historic Village at Allaire kicks off its first event with George Washington’s Birthday Celebration! From Noon to 3pm join us for speeches, games, hearth cooking, building tours, militia demonstrations, and more! Hulafrog of Southern Monmouth (a local event guide for kids and families) even recommended this event for all of their readers in their “Our Picks” section! How cool is that?! Check out their article.
Before attending the event, learn more about this illustrious holiday:
Never has a man been so celebrated in life and in death as George Washington. Such was this great leader’s fame that upon his death in 1799, the entire world mourned the passing of a legend. In France, Napoleon Bonaparte ordered 10 days of mourning, and in the United States, thousands wore mourning clothes for months.
The first observance of his birthday, outside his family, took place in 1778 at Valley Forge, when the band from the Fourth Continental Artillery serenaded their commander. In 1781, the French commander, Comte de Rochambeau, declared that day a holiday for his troops, and in 1783 began a yearly gathering in New York by a group of gentlemen who ate dinner and made speeches in honor of Washington. In the first year of his presidency (1790), Congress adjourned to honor him, and the next year Philadelphians saw the militia parade through the streets.
The celebration of George Washington’s Birthday was not always universally acceptable. Washington, himself, had expressed concern over the possibility that such celebrations could too easily become political events, and he wished nothing to do with them. By 1793 the Assembly was postponed, the managers being accused of showing “undue deference to Washington, and the celebration was denounced as idolatrous”.
Washington’s death caused a great sense of national loss. But there was still a sense that his birthday could still not yet be celebrated without political overtones. Congress’ last act before leaving Philadelphia to meet with the newly created District of Columbia sought to change that. A resolution was adopted recommending that February 22nd, 1800 be observed throughout the country, “with exercises intended to express the popular esteem for the first president”.
It would take nearly another quarter century before the nation could again feel comfortable celebrating Washington’s birthday. In 1822, a magnificent statue of Washington was erected in New York City, “large as life and the work wholly by native hands”. During the 1830′s, the Villagers of the Howell Iron Works would have celebrated three main holidays: Christmas, the Fourth of July, and George Washington’s Birthday. Orations, speeches, and toasts were read by Revolutionary War veterans. In the evening, the buildings were illuminated and a grand Birthnight Ball would have been hosted.
The new popular spirit of the nation came at a time of growing national pride. The nation was prospering as none other had before, and soon America was able to put politics aside and honor the man who most felt was directly responsible for the country’s independence. On February 22nd, 1832, the centennial of Washington’s birth, the young United States of America exploded in celebration of the man who did more than help create America. To most Americans of the early 19th century, George Washington was America.
Hope to see you this Sunday to celebrate!
On Monday, January 21st (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day & National Day of Volunteering), some of our Allaire Villagers took a trip to the Jackson Library for their Volunteer Fair! It was a great opportunity to meet with prospective volunteers, provide more information about Allaire, and give the public an idea of what being a volunteer is like. Check out our day!
If you’re out and about, who knows- you might just spot our Villagers! We’re going to be posting some fun videos of their adventures in “the future” later this year!
If you’re interested in becoming one of our volunteers you can fill out our online application at www.allairevillage.org/volunteer or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!