Calendar of Events

Passaic County Historical Society

2019 Upcoming Events

Friday July 26

Shakespeare at the Castle: Taming of the Shrew
ATC Studios’ Summer Shakespeare Conservatory is back at Lambert Castle this summer, performing an abridged version of Taming of the Shrew. The performance will debut to the general public on July 26th at 7pm in the Atrium of the Castle. Tickets are $10. Seating is limited. Call ATC studios at (862)-243-2827 to reserve tickets.

Saturday July 27

Shakespeare at the Castle: Taming of the Shrew

ATC Studios’ Summer Shakespeare Conservatory is back at Lambert Castle this summer, performing an abridged version of Taming of the Shrew. Bring your blanket or your lawn chair and join us at the Castle lawn at 3pm or 5pm to experience the performance in the open air. The outside performances are free, but reserved lawn seating is available for $10 (only patrons who reserve are guaranteed inside seating in the case of rain). Call ATC studios at (862)-243-2827 to reserve lawn seating.

Sunday July 28

Lambert Castle Concert Series: 5 p.m at Lambert Castle.

Annamaria Stefanelli and Rory Angelicola present, An Afternoon of Italian Opera Plus. Annamaria Stefanelli, soprano,  and Rory Angelicola, tenor, return to the castle to present an afternoon of beautiful Italian arias and duets as well as other operatic favorites.  The performance will also include favorites from the classical American Musical repertoire.  Join us for an afternoon of moving music!   Tickets $15

Wednesday July 31

The Curtiss-Wright Collection: Photograph ID Session, 7 p.m. at Lambert Castle

The Passaic County Historical Society would like to invite its members and interested members of the general public to participate our upcoming program: The Curtiss-Wright Collection: Photograph ID Session. The program will take place on Wednesday July 31st at 7pm at Lambert Castle (3 Valley Road Paterson).

Join PCHS staff as they show some of the photographs we have digitized this summer from ourCurtiss-Wright Collection. Many of the images include unidentified individuals. Part of the motivation for this program is for audience assistance identifying local people who worked for Curtiss-Wright of Paterson from the 1920-1940s. This program is free and open to the public.

The Curtiss-Wright collection is being digitized through funding generously provided by the Fred J. Brotherton Charitable Foundation.

Wednesday August 7

Quarterly Meeting 7 p.m., at Lambert Castle.
A short business meeting of the Society followed by Italians of Greater Paterson, presented by Jennifer Ranu. In the early 1900s, the Little Italy, Riverside, Stony Road, and Sandy Hill sections in Paterson were neighborhoods that offered Italian immigrants the opportunity to be near employment and to have a better life for themselves and their families. Learn how Paterson’s Italians contributed to make Paterson a great city and a great place to live. Ranu, a Paterson native of Italian heritage, will also have copies of her book Italians of Greater Paterson available to sell after the presentation. The program is free admission and open to the public.

Sunday August 11

Lambert Castle Concert Series: 5 p.m at Lambert Castle.
Gerard and Diane Barros, present One Fine Tapestry: A Carole King Tribute
Join this husband and wife duo as they celebrate the career of Carole King. This
tribute performance will not only include many of King’s own hits but also a selection
of chart topper she composed for other musical performers including the Drifters,
Beatles, Monkees, and James Taylor. Visit barrosmusic.com for more information.
Tickets $15

Sunday September 8

Lambert Castle Concert Series: 5 p.m at Lambert Castle.
Founded in 2005, Double Entendre Music Ensemble is a collective of like-minded musicians devoted to adventurous exploration of the double reed repertoire. Noted for its first-rate musicianship and creativity, the Ensemble illuminates classics, revives neglected music, and commissions new works for these soulful instruments. From concert halls to beer halls, in churches and bookstores, schools and parks, Double Entendre reaches a diverse audience wherever engaged listeners are found. Double Entendre Music Ensemble is a 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at doubleentendre.org. Tickets $15

Tuesday September 10

PCHS Annual Beefsteak: 6:30p.m. at the Brownstone (351 West Broadway, Paterson). A fun-filled evening of food and good company. Proceeds benefit the Passaic County Historical Society. Reservations are required. Ticket price $60. Reservations required.

Saturday September 14, 2019

Genealogy Club Meeting 10am at Clifton Library- 292 Piaget AV. Clifton, NJ 07011

“Navigating Ships Manifest”-presented by Toni Mc Keen Find out what information is needed to locate manifests, find the markings to learn which immigrants were detained & why & who they left behind. The address where they were headed & who they were coming to see.

Saturday October 12, 2019

Genealogy Club Meeting 10am at Clifton Library 292 Piaget Av. Clifton, NJ                                         

Census 201” – presented by Elizabeth Lynch Focuses on problems that take researchers those first few steps beyondbasic skills.    

Saturday October 19

Kid’s Harvest and History Day—the Legend of Sleepy Hollow at the Castle: 3p.m.-6 p.m. at Lambert Castle on the lawn. Usher in the Autumn with the Passaic County Historical Society with history, food and fun fall children’s activities. The day concludes at 5:30 pm as we read a version of Washington Irving’s classic story and sing some Halloween songs. You might even have a chance to meet the Headless Horseman in person! Bring your own blankets or lawn chairs. Recommended for children age 3-12 years. Donations requested. NO RAIN DATE

Friday November 1

Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique- Wine and Cheese Preview Night: 5p.m.-10p.m. at Lambert Castle. Usher in the Holiday Season with us. Enjoy wine and snacks as you preview the goodies at this year’s Holiday Boutique. Tickets are $15 (includes two return visits). Reserve tickets to guarantee admission.

Saturday November 9, 2019                

Genealogy Club Meeting 10am at Clifton Library 292 Piaget Av. Clifton, NJ

Floyd Eshbaugh FOUND! And more…”Lisa Ilowite

This presentation is a follow up to “Floyd Eshbaugh: Illegitimate Son to Deadbeat Dad.” Thanks to a fellow researcher who found Floyd after 1917, many documents chronicle his continued bad behavior and its effects on later generations. If you liked hearing about Floyd’s earlier exploits, you’ll love hearing about his later years and his descendants!

Saturday and Sunday November 2-3

Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique Opening Weekend
The boutique offers shoppers an assortment of festive holiday gifts, jewelry, seasonal decorations, crafts, collectibles and gourmet food in the historic atmosphere and ambiance of Lambert Castle. Join us opening weekend. Doors open 10 a.m. to 5 pm. Opening weekend admission is $7, including two return visits.

November 6-December 1

32nd Annual Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique
The boutique offers shoppers an assortment of festive holiday gifts, jewelry, seasonal decorations, crafts, collectibles and gourmet food in the historic atmosphere and ambiance of Lambert Castle. Open Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 pm. (Closed Thanksgiving Day). No strollers or carriages, please. Admission is $6 and includes two return visits.

Saturday

Wednesday November 13

Quarterly Meeting 7 p.m., at the Louis Bay II Library, 345 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ 07506

A short business meeting of the Society followed by the Civil Rights Movement, presented by Mario Medici. The civil rights movement was a struggle by African Americans in the mid-1950s to late 1960s to achieve civil rights equal to those of whites. No social or political movement of the twentieth century has had as profound an effect on the legal and political institutions of the United States. Learn how this movement sought to restore to African Americans the rights of citizenship guaranteed by the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, which had been eroded by segregationist Jim Crow Laws in the South. The program is free admission and open to the public.

Saturday December 7, 2019
Genealogy Club Holiday Continental Breakfast and Silent Auction
Location to be announced
Please bring your gently used items (in excellent condition, of course) bring something new or re-gift an unwanted item. Whatever you donate to the auction will be much appreciated and will add to the fun. Reservations required, members