Sunday, February 19, 2017
African Tea Ceremony in Honor of Black History Month to be presented by certified tea specialist and tea educator Darlene Meyers-Perry at Oswald J. Nitschke House (49 S. 21 Street, Kenilworth, N.J.) at 1:30 p.m. Event will feature a traditional three-part West African Tea Ceremony (attaya) with accompaniments. Admission $10 (adults); $5 (children under 12). Advance reservations required. Call 908-709-0434. For further information Click Here
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Bus trip fundraiser to Mohegan Sun (Uncasville, Conn.) for benefit of Nitschke House elevator project. Departs Kenilworth (St. Theresa’s School Parking Lot, Monroe Ave. between N. 22nd and N. 23rd Str.) promptly at 8 a.m., returns at about 9 p.m. Cost of $55 per person includes comfortable motorcoach transportation, 6-hr. visit to casino with beautiful shops, restaurants, etc.; $15 coupon for food (including sumptuous buffet or another type of meal); and $10 coupon for free bets. Complimentary door prize drawing on bus. Advance reservations required. Call 908-709-0434 or 908-709-0391 for further info/reservations.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
“Soup’s On” Soup-Tasting Event featuring a taste of favorite soups from local eateries and others plus assorted breads and desserts. 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Kenilworth Seniors’ Center, 526 Boulevard, Kenilworth. Call 908-709-0434 for further info/reservations.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Bus trip fundraiser to Rockvale Shopping Outlets (Lancaster, Pa.) for the benefit of the Nitschke House elevator project. Departs Kenilworth (St. Theresa’s School Parking Lot, Monroe Ave. between N. 22nd and N. 23rd Str.) promptly at 8 a.m., returns at about 8 p.m. Cost of $48 per person includes comfortable motorcoach transportation, approximately 6 hours of shopping time, coupons and shopping outlet map. More than 80 outlet stores offering up to 75 percent off retail prices on high-end/popular brands; a variety of popular eateries; free trolley service. Complimentary door prize drawing on bus. Advance reservations required. Call 908-709-0434 or 908-709-0391 for further info/reservations.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
“A Victorian Tea With a Contemporary Flair” for the benefit of the Nitschke House elevator project. Noon (Kenilworth Gospel Chapel, 557 Newark Ave., Kenilworth). An elegant Victorian Tea (with tea sandwiches, scones, desserts) and Gift Auction. Featured program by renowned “Victoriana Lady Lisa” will show the fascinating transition of Victorian era attire into modern (“Steampunk”) fashion. Admission $30. Advance reservations required. Call 908-709-0434 or 908-709-0391 for further info/reservations.
Spring 2017 (date TBA)
“Tea at Benedict Farm” (Oswald J. Nitschke House, 49 S. 21 Street, Kenilworth). Geared toward 6- to 9-yr.-old girls and featuring tea sandwiches, desserts and other refreshments, an interactive tour of the “living history” museum and an age-appropriate storybook reading. Admission $25 for a girl and an accompanying adult, $10 for an additional child. Advance reservations required.
Friday, September 22, 2017
“Celebrating the Music of the ’60s — The British Invasion and America’s Response” – 6 p.m.-11 p.m. (Kenilworth Veterans Center, 33 S. 21 Street, Kenilworth). Dinner and show by acclaimed British Invasion Tribute band, who will give a spectacular live two-hour performance of popular 1960s music by major British and American bands. Proceeds to benefit Nitschke House elevator project. Further details TBA.
Saturday-Sunday, October 7-8, 2017
Kenilworth Communitywide Garage Sale – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration and $12 fee required. Registration instructions at Borough Clerk’s office, Public Library, Especially Yours Florist and www.kenilworthborough.com. Free Garage Sale map/address listing at those sites plus ACME Market (Kenilworth) after 10/5. For further info, call 908-709-0434.
Saturday-Sunday, October 21-22, 2017
“Four Centuries in a Weekend” at the Nitschke House (49 S. 21 Street, Kenilworth); Sat. (10 a.m.-5 p.m.); Sunday (noon-5 p.m.). Tour the elevator-equipped c. 1880 home of former Kenilworth Mayor Oswald J. Nitschke. Featured “living history” program and exhibit to be announced. View the site’s newly planted “teaching gardens”; participate in a garden-to-table cooking demo and more! Free admission. For further info, call 908-709-0434.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Bus Trip Fundraiser to Mohegan Sun (Uncasville, Conn.). Details TBA.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
“Oktoberfest” Celebration (Kenilworth Veterans Center, 33 S. 21 Street, Kenilworth), 4 p.m.-8 p.m. A catered buffet-style Oktoberfest Feast plus a performance of German and Bavarian folk dances by Bayern Verein Newark and live German-American music by Bernie’s Orchestra. Proceeds to benefit Nitschke House elevator project. Further details TBA.
Saturday, December 2, 2017
“Enchanted Holiday Sampler” Bus Trip to Lancaster, Pa., featuring a visit to the National Christmas Center, Shady Maple Smorgasbord and (weather permitting) Kitchen Kettle Village. Proceeds to benefit Nitschke House elevator project. Further details TBA.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Holiday Celebration Featuring an “Old-Fashioned Christmas at the Nitschke House” (49 S. 21 Street, Kenilworth), 12-5 p.m. Tour the c. 1880 house authentically decorated for the holidays, meet Victorian Santa (photography welcome) and visit our Christkindlmarkt featuring an array of unique handcrafted gift items and holiday treats. Free admission.
_________________________________________________________________________________________PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR NEWS OF OTHER EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES TO BE ANNOUNCED — Proceeds from fundraising events support the Kenilworth Historical Society’s Nitschke House elevator project by helping defray the cost of an elevator that makes the site fully accessible for everyone, including those with physical challenges/disabilities. For information/reservations, please call 908-709-0434 or 908-709-0391. Thank you for your interest and support!