Planned Community Activities and Events
Every Tuesday in the Clubhouse - 7PM to 9PM
Knitting (crochet, needlepoint, etc) meets in the Clubhouse. We offer to teach those who want to learn how to knit or crochet. (Call Ilona (908)359-5282 or Fran (908)428-6328).
Bridge meets in the Card Room (Call Bill Merritt (908) 428-6327)Type your paragraph here.
First Thursday of the month at the clubhouse 7PM to 9PM
Book Club Meets - The purpose to the club is to enlighten our members and get them out of their "comfort zone" with their "normal" type of book they read. You'd be surprised how many other types of books you may like. Join us for stimulating discussion about a new book every month. The group, led by Joan Ebersbach, discusses the book we've read during the last month and chooses a new book for the following month.
Second Saturday of the month at the clubhouse 6PM to ??
Residents get together here in the clubhouse to socialize for fun. It's also a way to celebrate anyone having a birthday that month. Everyone is welcomed HOWEVER the only rule is that each individual must bring what they are to drink and each individual must bring what they are to snack on (dessert, snacks, appetizers, crock pot surprises, etc.). As always it is always nice to bring extra to share .... Whatever is brought in must be brought out. Donating extra paper goods is always appreciated.
Any details, you may contact Thelma Emory directly at 908-359-6223
March 10 - (Sunday) 2 to 4pm - Magician
Bring the kids for this always fun event!
April 7 - (Sunday) 1PM Entertainer Joey Z
June 7 - (Friday) Pool opening and Live Music!
Again we will have the band "Reunited" and a barbeque using the same caterer as last year back by popular request.
March 7 - (Thursday) 7- 9pm Book Club
For the month of February the Hearthstone Book Club will be reading:
"The Bowery: The Strange History of New York’s Oldest Street” by Stephen Paul DeVillo
From peglegged Peter Stuyvesant to CBGB’s, the story of the Bowery reflects the history of the city that grew up around it.
It was the street your mother warned you about—even if you lived in San Francisco. Long associated with skid row, saloons, freak shows, violence, and vice, the Bowery often showed the worst New York City had to offer. Yet there were times when it showed its best as well.
The Bowery is New York’s oldest street and Manhattan’s broadest boulevard. Like the city itself, it has continually reinvented itself over the centuries. Named for the Dutch farms, or bouweries, of the area, the path’s lurid character was established early when it became the site of New Amsterdam’s first murder. A natural spring near the Five Points neighborhood led to breweries and taverns that became home to the gangs of New York—the “Bowery B’hoys,” “Plug Uglies,” and “Dead Rabbits.” In the Gaslight Era, teenaged streetwalkers swallowed poison in McGurk’s Suicide Hall.
A brighter side to the street was reflected in places of amusement and culture over the years. A young P.T. Barnum got his start there, and Harry Houdini learned showmanship playing the music halls and dime museums. Poets, singers, hobos, gangsters, soldiers, travelers, preachers, storytellers, con-men, and reformers all gathered there. Its colorful cast of characters includes Peter Stuyvesant, Steve Brodie, Carry Nation, Stephen Foster, Stephen Crane, and even Abraham Lincoln.
The Bowery: The Strange History of New York’s Oldest Street traces the full story of this once notorious thoroughfare from its pre-colonial origins to the present day.
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