Allaire Village 10,000 Easter Egg Hunt

Hope everyone is having a good week and looking forward to the weekend! Here at Allaire things are busy, busy, busy for our 10,000 Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19th!


From 12-4pm, kids can search for over 10,000 eggs all over the Historic Village with special large prizes in select eggs (all eggs are filled with small prizes)! The hunt begins at noon, and eggs are first-come, first-serve.  Children ages 0-4 will have a special egg hunt space set aside for them. Other fun activities include basket and bonnet trimming, crafts, children’s games, a historic egg toss-and-roll game, visits from the Easter Bunny, and more!

At 2pm, gather at the side of the General Store for our Children’s Bonnet Parade and Contest! The store will have bonnets and hats ready to purchase and decorate. You may also bring in your own homemade bonnets!

Tickets are $5 per person, children under age 3 are admitted free. Admissions opens at 11:00am near our Visitor’s Center, the hunt begins at noon. But don’t worry- there will be fun activities while you wait for the hunt to begin! Pre-registration is recommended. For more info and ticket purchases, please call 732-919-3500. You can also purchase tickets at the door of the event or at

2013 Allaire Village Volunteer Awards

This past Sunday, volunteers, staff and dedicated visitors gathered together at the Breakers in Spring Lake to celebrate all those who make Allaire Village possible! It was a wonderful afternoon filled with heartwarming speeches, discussions, and reunions. During the luncheon we had the wonderful opportunity to give awards to some of our most dedicated Villagers who went above and beyond during the 2013 season!

Lauren and Dara both received 2014 Allaire Village scholarships! Lauren is a senior at Howell High School, Dara is a senior at Manasquan High School, and both will be attending 4 year colleges in the fall. Both Lauren & Dara are long time members of the Village, and are Guild Masters who are masters of their crafts and mentors to new volunteers. Congrats to you both!!

Our 2013 Youth Volunteers of the Year are Tessa and Einar (not pictured)! Both began volunteering in early 2013 and have since become vital and valuable members of the Village! Both have shown an incredible interest and knowledge in history and are wonderful role-models to volunteers of all ages!

Our 2013 New Volunteers of the Year are William Urban and Russ McIver! Will is one of our most talented and dedicated blacksmiths and Russ is the Guild Master for our new Historic Sports Guild!

Our 2013 Guild of the Year Award goes to REACT! REACT acts as transport, security, and essential support to our Village during events. While the team is small, they are truly the heart and soul of the Village! Pictured are John Hall, Harold Wheeden, and Olivia Woodward.

The 2013 Guild Master Award goes to Raymond O’Grady! Ray is the Tinsmith Guild Master as well as a longtime volunteer and member of the Board of Trustees. We couldn’t think of a more well-deserving recipient!

The 2013 Volunteer of the Year award goes to our Chairman of the Board, William Gerhauser! He has devoted (literally) countless hours to the Village over the years and is the embodiment of volunteer dedication.

Thank you to ALL of our amazing volunteers, staff and visitors! Can’t wait for another year of fun!

Holiday Events at the Village

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Featured Event: An Evening with Frank Sinatra

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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, You can also reserve your tickets by calling the Allaire Village Office at 732-919-3500. Tickets cost $15 per person.

Stepping Out to Cure

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 or in person on the day of the event and begins at 9:30 AM with the walk scheduled for 10:30 AM. 

Every Step Counts- Educate, Advocate and Cure.

Every Step Counts- Educate, Advocate and Cure.

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

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.


Springtime at the Village

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!






19th Century Bee Hive Oven Baking!

19th Century Bee Hive Oven Baking!






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.


A Very Allaire Easter!

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! 

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Hulafrog has picked us as one of their “Eggcellent” Easter Events!


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

Easter '13 Display

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

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!


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