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Madison Calendar September 2019

Ongoing

SWEET TREATS: DESSERTS AND DELICACIES FROM THE GARDEN STATE
@Museum of Early Trades and Craft
The new temporary exhibit at the METC, Sweet Treats: Desserts and Delicacies from the Garden State, will indulge visitors in the rich culinary traditions – the foods, desserts, and delicacies – that find their roots here in the Garden State.
Cost: Included in Museum Admission
www.metc.org

Thurs., September 5, 12, 19, 26
MADISON FARMERS’ MARKET
@Central Avenue
The Madison Farmers’ Market celebrates its 27th season in 2019. Shop over 20 local vendors while enjoying live music at the market every week.
Time: 2pm-7pm
Cost: Free
www.rosenet.org

Fri., September 6
DOWNTOWN CONCERT SERIES – HATCHET JACK
@Museum of Early Trades & Craft
Join us for the final concert of the summer! Hatchet Jack is a guitar-driven rock and blues band that covers the likes of the Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bad Company, Freddie King, The Rolling Stones, and Heart. The group is led by guitarist and vocalist Val Schuszler and features Doug Owen on guitar, Patrick Allred on bass, Andy McMains on drums and Anna D’Achille on keyboards and vocals.
Time: 6pm-8pm
Cost: Free
www.metc.org

Fri., September 6
METC ANNUAL BENEFIT DINNER
@Park Avenue Club
Join us at the Park Avenue Club to celebrate 50 years of METC at our Annual Benefit Dinner. For sponsorship opportunities and ticket information, please visit www.metc.org.
Time: 6:30pm-10:30pm
www.metc.org

Sat., September 7
FALL INTO WINTER GARDENING
@ Madison Public Library
Everything you need to know to get your lawn, trees, shrubs, perennials, vegetable garden, and ornamental beds ready for winter. The cleaning and care for your hand and power tools will be discussed. Information on extending the garden season, bulbs & vegetables to plant, and plants with winter and year-round interest will be included. A handy calendar of chores & projects will be included. This program will be presented by Master Gardener Gail Di Domenico from the Speakers Bureau, Rutgers Cooperative Extension.
Time: 10:30am
Cost: FREE
www.madisonnjlibrary.org

Tues., September 10
YOUNG PICASSO AT THE MET
@ Madison Public Library
Pablo Ruiz Picasso was a prodigy in art, from childhood to the advanced age of 91. See Picasso’s changing world through his pictures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, from his teenage years through his twenties—including his Blue and Rose periods and his early experimentation that led to Cubism. Presented by art historian Mike Norris.
Time: 7pm
Cost: FREE
www.madisonnjlibrary.org

Wed., September 11-Sun., September 29
SHAKESPEARE THEATRE OF NEW JERSEY: AS YOU LIKE IT
@F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre
One of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedies, As You Like It has not been done on our Main Stage in over a dozen years. Travel with the exiled Rosalind and her entourage to the Forest of Arden, where, disguised as a young man, Rosalind woos the love-sick Orlando. Inhabited by a multitude of colorful characters, royal and rustic, the play contains some of Shakespeare’s most eloquent speeches and lovely songs.
Time: Varies
Cost: Varies
www.shakespearenj.org

Thurs., September 12
JERSEY CIDER: FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON TO THE IRONBOUND
@Museum of Early Trades & Craft
Join METC for a celebration of NJ’s earliest adult beverage on September 12 at 7pm. Sample Jersey’s own Ironbound Cider, appetizers from Bottle Hill Tavern, and learn some fun facts about what George Washington knew as the champagne of ciders.
Time: 7pm
Cost:$30 for METC Members $35 for nonmembers
www.metc.org

Sat., September 14
THE MADISON PBA FOOD TRUCK FEST
@62 Kings Rd.
Featuring 20 food trucks, beer & wine garden, dunk tank, games, live music, and more! The event supports Duvraska Mendoza as she courageously fights breast cancer. Online ticket fee: $5 for adults and $2 for children under 10. Event day ticket fee (cash only): $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. No fee for children under 3 years old.
Time:11am-7pm
Cost: Varies
gsfoodtruckfest.ticketleap.com/madison-pba-food-truck-fest/

Mon., September 16–Sun., September 22
WELCOMING WEEK AT THE YMCA
@ Madison Area YMCA Family Center
Throughout the week of September 16-22 the Madison Area YMCA celebrates WelcomingWeek! Created by YMCA of the USA’s national partner Welcoming America, Welcoming Week, which takes place each year in September, celebrates the growing movement of communities that fully embrace new Americans and their contributions to the social fabric of our country. We believe our community is stronger when everyone feels welcome and we work together for the common good. Welcoming Week is a chance for neighbors to get to know one another and celebrate what unites us as a community.

Welcoming Week activities will be held throughout the week at the Family Center and the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA. On Saturday, September 21, join us for our Family International Potluck Night at the Family Center from 6-8 p.m. Bring a dish to share with your neighbors and meet some new friends! Register online today.

Visit our website at madisonareaymca.org for more information about Welcoming Week.
Time: Varies
Cost: FREE

Tues., September 17
THE HISTORY OF THE MADISON FIRE DEPARTMENT
@Madison Historical Society in the Chase Room of the Madison Public Library
The speaker is Robert Dunne of the Madison Fire Department. Robert has been working on the project for a several years and has collected pictures of all members through the years and interesting stories.
Time: Refreshments at 7:00 p.m., presentation at 7:15 p.m.
Cost: FREE
www.madisonnjhistoricalsociety.org

Mon., September 23
AUTHOR VISIT – DONNA BAIER STEIN
@ Madison Public Library
Scenes from the Heartland is a timely new collection from Donna Baier Stein consists of nine tales inspired by the lithographs of Thomas Hart Benton that bring to vivid life the early decades of the 20th century. While Benton’s iconic lithographs depict the past, the real-life people he portrayed faced issues that are front and center today: corruption, women’s rights, and racial inequality.

Thomas Hart Benton was one of the most popular modern artists and arguably the best Regionalist painter of the 20th century. He was the first American artist to appear on the cover of Time magazine and his art illustrated the cover of John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath.
Time: 7pm
Cost: FREE
www.madisonnjlibrary.org

Fri., September 27
BLOOD DRIVE
@ Madison Area YMCA Family Center
Donate Blood now! People can’t live without it! For an appointment call 1-800-933-2566 or go to www. nybloodcenter.org. Walk-ins welcome.
All visitors and guests must present a valid state/ government-issued photo ID when entering the facility.
Time: 1-7pm
Cost: FREE
https://www.madisonareaymca.org/home