Friday, September 25, 2015

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Things To Do - October

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is hosting a series of special programs and events for the month of October. All programs are open to the public.

Fossil Trail Hike
October 11, 2015 10am – 12pm
Pocono Environmental Education Center
Celebrate National Fossil Day* with a 1.3 mile hike.

Archaeology Day
October 17, 2015, 10am – 3pm
Smithfield Beach
This Archaeology Day** celebration includes presentations and hands-on activities throughout the day.

Lecture Series
October 17, 2015, 7pm – 8pm
Bushkill Meeting Center
A subject-matter expert will discuss the park’s rich cultural history.

EcoZone! Discovery Room
October 18 and 31, 2015, 1 pm – 4pm
Pocono Environmental Education Center
Participants can explore the indoor discovery room, and enjoy hands-on exhibits on natural history, sustainability and the local environment. Fee is $2.00 per person. Call PEEC at (570) 828-2319 for more information.

Van Campen Day
October 18, 2015, Begins at noon
Van Campen Inn
The event includes tours of the eighteenth-century Van Campen Inn presented by costumed guides, music provided by the Colonial Musketeers Fife and Drum Corps, colonial crafts, re-enacted encampment, and hikes to Fort Shapanack, the slave cemetery, and Shapanack cemetery. For more information call the Walpack Historical Society at (973) 948-4903.

Octivities at Millbrook Village
October 24, 2015, 3pm – 8pm
Millbrook Village
Learn about nineteenth-century traditions during Octivities at Millbrook Village. After sunset, there will be lantern strolls of the village and spooky storytelling around the campfire.

* National Fossil Day is a celebration organized by the National Park Service to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values.

** International Archaeology Day is a celebration of archaeology and the thrill of discovery. Every October the AIA and archaeological organizations across the United States, Canada, and abroad present archaeological programs and activities for people of all ages and interests.

source: NPS

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Arts in the Estuary - Dover Delaware

The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) is holding Arts in the Estuary from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 at the St. Jones Reserve, 818 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover and at the John Dickinson Plantation, located next to the Reserve at 340 Kitts Hummock Road.

Arts in the Estuary will feature artists, photographers, jewelers, wood carvers, and exhibitors showcasing their work for sale at the St. Jones Reserve.

Visitors can view painting and carving demonstrations, speak to local artists, paint an estuary landscape, and get tips on how to create their own artwork.

Children of all ages can demonstrate their talents by painting with soils, making fish prints, and doing other children’s activities.

Live musical performances will include Bethany Krumrine at 11 a.m. and by Rick Schuman at 12:30 p.m.

At the John Dickinson Plantation, period artists will demonstrate their heirloom crafts and costumed interpreters will guide visitors through the mansion and demonstrate the colonial art of preserving, smoking and pickling foods.

The event also includes the Delaware Native Plant Society’s Annual Native Plant Sale.

Arts in the Estuary will be held in celebration of National Estuary Day. Admission is free to the event, which will be held rain-or-shine. 

For more information about Arts in the Estuary, visit:

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier 2015

In September, DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announced that the historic Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier in Cape Henlopen State Park will reopen just in time for the fall fishing season.

The pier and surrounding surf-fishing opportunities make Cape Henlopen State Park the most popular fishing destination in Delaware, and after a spring and summer closure for repairs, DNREC worked to get the pier reopened ahead of its projected construction schedule.

The pier was closed late last year due to engineering concerns about the structural integrity of the pilings that it sits on. In April, the piling repair project was awarded through competitive bid to Commerce Construction of Bridgeport, N.J.

Recently, the contractor completed $400,000 of repairs to approximately 108 pilings, wrapping up the first phase of the pier’s latest renovation project. The second phase entails decking replacement and various repairs to the pier’s superstructure and fencing. It will again be competitively bid, with work done over the winter to minimize impact on recreational fishing.

The Cape Henlopen Fishing pier was originally built by the Army to serve Fort Miles during World War II. The pier is now over 70 years old and, according to DNREC’s consulting engineers, has long outlived it useful life expectancy. The pier has had repairs made in 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2012.

The latest renovation project is expected to extend the life span of the pier for two to five years and is the largest repair to date undertaken by Delaware State Parks.

Anglers using the pier from the Labor Day weekend forward are reminded that the privately-operated park concession Lighthouse View Bait & Tackle Shop will be closed in the spring of 2016.

 source: DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation

Monday, September 7, 2015

2015 International Folk Festival - Fayetteville, NC

37th Fayetteville - Cumberland County International Folk Festival (North Carolina)
September 25-27, 2015
Downtown Fayetteville
335 Ray Avenue
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Celebrate cultural diversity at the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County’s 37th International Folk Festival September 25-27 in downtown Fayetteville.

The Folk Festival includes a Parade of Nations, live performances, authentic cuisine, arts and crafts vendors, children’s area, Native American Cultural Showcase. 

For more information, visit

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

2015 Virginia Beach American Music Festival

The American Music Festival will be held September 4, 5, 6, 2015 in Virginia Beach.

The festival includes concerts by more than 30 bands. A number of national and international artists are scheduled to perform on the Main Stage at 5th Street.

Additional free performances will be held at 17th Street Park, 24th Street Park, and 31st Street Park.

Headliners (5th Street main stage):


Steve Miller Band

The gates open at 6 p.m. , show begins at 6:30 p.m.

Rebelution, The Wailers, G. Love & Special Sauce

The gates open at 5:30 p.m., show begins at 6:30 p.m.


Sheryl Crow

The gates open at 6 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m.

source: City of Virginia Beach

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Things To Do in Harpers Ferry West Virginia

Harpers Ferry West Virginia is one of the best kept secrets in the Mid Atlantic region. Steeped in history, this small town offers an incredible array of outdoor recreation.

This friendly town's appeal is due mostly to its geographic location. Harpers Ferry is located at the junction of two of America's most famous rivers; the Potomac and Shenandoah.

Things to do outdoors in Harpers Ferry West Virginia include hiking, biking, rafting, tubing, kayaking, fishing, birdwatching, camping, tours of the town, and many other activities.

Not to be overlooked are things to do indoors, including shopping, dining, and museum tours. History buffs can tour the John Brown Wax Museum, Brunswick Heritage Museum, Jefferson County Museum, and Civil War Living History Museum.

Harpers Ferry and other nearby towns host a number of festivals and other events throughout the year, including the Harpers Ferry Outdoor Festival, American Conservation Film Festival, African American Heritage Festival, Mountain Heritage Festival, and others.

Visitors to Harpers Ferry generally find local services to be good. The town has bed and breakfasts, restaurants, cafe's, specialty shops, river outfitters, fishing guides, hiking and biking shops, gift shops, bookstores, and more.

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