PISCATAWAY – Experience the sounds, customs and flavors of winter as the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission hosts its “Seasonal Traditions” holiday program at East Jersey Olde Towne Village in Piscataway.
Themed events will be held on location from 1:30 to 4: 30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. The schedule is as follows:
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. — Stories and Flavors from Jewish Winters
Master Storyteller Rivka Willick returns with an all new mix of traditional and modern tales that span the globe. After the program, listeners are invited to taste some of the kosher treats mentioned in the winter tales. Learn about kosher laws, traditional foods and the spirit of the Jewish people in this delightful program.
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. — Reception
Tour the village and enjoy refreshments.
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. — Children’s Craft
Children will create two different crafts: foam holiday stocking to decorate then lace up the sides and a happy snowman mobile with snowflakes. Appropriate for children ages 5 to 9, accompanied by an adult.
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. — Dickens-era Caroling Concert
The historical vocal quartet, Spiced Punch, will present 19th century holiday songs accompanied by guitar, concertina and whistles.
“Tis the season to be merry, and with an afternoon of activities and warm-hearted holiday tradition, it’s sure to be a great time,” said Freeholder Charles E. Tomaro, chair of the county’s Business Development and Education Committee. “Programs like this holiday event always attract residents because it’s nice to see history and tradition come to life.”
“Our Cultural and Heritage Commission fills a special role, connecting our residents to our history through education and entertainment,” said Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “I encourage you to check out their outstanding programming.”
East Jersey Olde Towne Village is located at 1050 River Road in Piscataway. Seating is limited. For information and to register for these free programs, you may contact the Village at 732-745-3030 to register. Persons with hearing disabilities may dial 711, the New Jersey Relay Service. TTY users dial 732-745-3888.
East Jersey Olde Towne Village is a fully accessible site. An Assistive Listening System will be in use during the programs. A Sign Language Interpreter is available with a prior request two weeks in advance. Wheelchairs are also available for visitors who may need assistance from the parking lot to the program.
The program is made possible in part by funds from the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts and New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.
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