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Mansion in May Designer Showhouse


May 1-31, 2017

The Woman’s Association for Morristown Medical Center presents the 18th Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens. The event will be held at Alnwick—The Abbey in Morristown. Proceeds will be used to establish the Center for Nursing Innovation and Research at Morristown Medical Center. General admission entrance is between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Private and guided tours begin at 9:00 a.m.

More information available at: http://mansioninmay.org

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Ocean County Home Remodeling Show

March 31-April 2, 2017

The 14th Annual Ocean County Home Remodeling Show features more than 150 home improvement companies. From basic home improvements and maintenance projects to major renovations and new construction, the Home Show can help you find the right home professional to get the job done right, while saving time and money. For information, call 732-449-4004.

More information available at: http://oceancountyremodelingshow.com


Monmouth County Home Show

April 28-30, 2017

Asbury Park Convention Hall hosts the Monmouth County Home Show at the Shore. Meet the area’s leading contractors and receive product information on all of your home construction, repair, and remodeling needs. Exhibits include kitchen design, granite fabrication, sunrooms, innovative solar, landscaping, doors and windows, decks, total remodeling and much more. This event is free to the public. Open Friday 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

More information available at: http://apchhomeshow.blogspot.com


Little Silver Kitchen Tour

May 4, 2017

The 2017 Little Silver Kitchen Tour will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Guests will view nine kitchens and the home of House of Cline designer, Amanda Haytaian. The tour will feature the talents of area builders, decorators, and florists. Patrons will also be treated to culinary offerings from some of Monmouth County’s finest chefs. The Parker Homestead, located adjacent to Sickles Park on Rumson Road, will be the starting point of the tour. The Red Barn Boutique, day-of-ticket sales, and reference journal pickup will begin at 8:30 at the Parker Homestead. Tickets are $55 in advance, $60 after April 22.

More information available at: http://littlesilverkitchentour.com


Fine Arts and Crafts at Verona Park

May 20-21, 2017

The 23rd annual Fine Art and Crafts at Verona Park event will take place. During this event, the park is transformed into a craft boutique and art gallery. Co-sponsored by Essex County Department Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and Janet and Howard Rose of Rose Squared Productions, Inc., the show is located on the corner of Pleasant Valley Way/Lakeside Avenue and Bloomfield Avenue. Admission is free. The hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For information, 908-874-5427.

More information available at: http://rosesquared.com


Cape May Spring Festival Crafts & Antiques Show

April 29 and May 6, 2017

The Annual Spring Festival Crafts & Antiques Shows will be held at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street in Cape May. Arts and crafts vendors from throughout the Northeast will display their wares from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission and parking are free. For information, call 800-275-4278.

More information available at: http://capemaymac.org


Montclair Art Museum Exhibition

Through June 18, 2017

The Montclair Art Museum presents "Matisse and American Art," one of several exhibitions highlighting American art influenced by the French master. It features paintings, archival objects, sculpture, prints, and works on paper juxtaposing 19 Matisse works with 44 works by American artists. The exhibition is complemented by a major scholarly catalogue, "Matisse and American Art," and two concurrent exhibitions: "Inspired by Matisse: Selected Works from the Collection" and "Janet Taylor Pickett: The Matisse Series." Call 973-746-5555.

More information available at: http://montclairartmuseum.org


TEFAF New York Spring

May 4-8, 2017

TEFAF New York Spring will bring 92 internationally acclaimed galleries and dealers to participate in its debut edition at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue, New York City. The show will focus mostly on modern and contemporary art and design but will also include jewelry, African and oceanic art, and antiquities. Proceeds from an opening night event will benefit the Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering's patient care, research and education programs.

More information available at: http://TEFAF.com


Keyport Garden Walk

June 3-4, 2017

This free, self-guided walking tour features over 40 public and private gardens in historic Keyport. Pick up your KGW Garden Guide (map included) at the Keyport Waterfront Park pavilion. Gardens are available for viewing from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Complimentary pedicabs will be available for visitors who would like to enjoy a 15-20 minute ride past select gardens. Free Garden talks will be held both mornings at Keyport Borough Hall (70 West Front St.) at 9:30 a.m. The Keyport Garden Walk has been named the "Best Outdoor Event" in the Asbury Park Press Readers' Choice Poll for the last four years. Local musicians will provide live music.

More information available at: http://keyportgardenwalk.org


Ocean Grove House Tour

August 4, 2017

The 49th Annual Ocean Grove House tour will feature outstanding renovations , ocean views and fantastic kitchens. The self-guided tour—running from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.—includes historic homes as well as a tent home, an inn, and other historic buildings. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the tour. Call 732-774-1869.

More information available at: http://oceangrovehistory.org


Cape May Designer Showhouse

June 16 - November 19, 2017


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June 16—November 19, 2017 The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities presents the Cape May Designer Show House. (Design NJ is the media sponsor for this event.) The residence—the historic 1911 John P. Forsythe House—is located at 1601 Beach Avenue in Cape May. Beautiful living spaces will spotlight the creativity of local and regional designers. Each visitor will receive a full-color program book with information about the designers, products and vendors. The Show House is open daily with self-guided tours from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; guided tours take place Sundays through Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $30 for adults and $15 for children between the ages of 3 and 12.

More information available at: http://capemaymac.org


Bucks County Designer House & Gardens

April 30-May 28, 2017


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The Village Improvement Association of Doylestown presents its Designer House & Garden Tour at Hill Crest Manor, located at 3690 Burnt House Hill Road in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. This year's event benefits Doylestown Hospital. Portions of the farmhouse date to 1808. The residence features 19th-century elements such as a hand-pulled doorbell and a "cash window" where field hands collected their pay. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Group tickets (minimum of 15) can be purchased for $20 each.

More information available at: http://buckscountydesignerhouse.org


Mansion in May Designer Showhouse

May 1-31, 2017

The Woman’s Association for Morristown Medical Center presents the 18th Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens. The event will be held at Alnwick—The Abbey in Morristown. Proceeds will be used to establish the Center for Nursing Innovation and Research at Morristown Medical Center. General admission entrance is between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Private and guided tours begin at 9:00 a.m.

More information available at: http://mansioninmay.org


Gardens and Glass

June 11, 2017

GlassRoots, a Newark-based organization which supports underserved youth and young adults through instruction in glass art, hosts its Spring event, “Gardens and Glass,” to be held at the Van Vleck Gardens in Montclair. Co-hosts are artist/furniture designer Tucker Robbins and Curtland Fields, President of the Turrell Fund, a supporter of youth organizations. The event features brunch, tea, live music, glassmaking demos, and exhibits of GlassRoots handmade objects as well as those of other New Jersey makers and designers. The event takes place from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $75.

More information available at: http://glassroots.org


East Meets West

Through April 22, 2017

Danielle Ann Millican, principal at Danielle Ann Millican at R House Inc. in Florham Park, presents East Meets West, an art exhibition at Morristown Medical Center. The exhibition brings together images from the Far East, Europe and the United States. Proceeds benefit the Women's Association of Morristown Medical Center.