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NJ’s Grounds for Sculpture

NJ Arts, Places in NJ, Things to do in NJ September 29, 2014

Grounds For Sculpture Features Over 250 Sculptures

Although he park is open year-round, it is now the perfect time of the year to get out and enjoy a day at New Jersey’s Grounds for Sculpture. You will be amazed by over 250 magnificent sculptures on display in the park’s 42 landscaped acres.

On the weekends the parks has special themed walk-in tours. Tours begin at 1pm and are included in the park admission and are offered on a first come first serve basis.


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NJ Tragedy – Duke Gardens Then and Now

News In NJ, NJ Arts, NJ Things, Places in NJ August 19, 2012

Working on today’s post I came across the following information and was extremely disheartened by what has happened to one of New Jersey’s finest treasures right here in Somerville NJ.

For many years I drove through the Duke Estates property on Dukes Parkway in Somerset County. It was a beautiful transition from the hustle & bustle of nearby towns and traffic on route 206. Every time I drove through there through there my mind would pleasantly wonder and reflect about the wonderful, beautiful and otherworldly sights that lay beyond the impressive security clad gates on the 2,700 acre estate.

To me, it was a representation of what was possible in life and one of the perks/benefits of financial success. In a way it was also a gift of inspiration to everyone anticipating what was behind the gates. So now, with all that was left behind monetarily as the Duke Foundation, I find it very depressing that one of her most significant and beautiful contributions to us is utterly destroyed.

It was a beautiful place, an expression of many years of dedication and love of nature by Doris. How could this happen… It just goes to show you the level of humanity we have reached.

Duke Gardens in Somerset County, New Jersey were among the most significant glass house collections in America. Created by Doris Duke herself, the aerial view confirms they were larger than the New York Botanical Garden’s Haupt Conservatory,[1] and were open to the public from 1964. They were closed by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation [2] on or before May 25, 2008 and dismantled.[2][3]

Read more about Duke Gardens here

Visit SaveDukeGardens.org for more updates

Please take a moment to watch both videos, before and after


Duke Gardens Then

Doris Duke spent 50 yrs. There were creating 11 classic indoor gardens. The gardens opened to public in 1964. Destroyed by Duke Foundation Board after 5/08. Some shots were taken thru broken glass and plastic in the following video.

Duke Gardens Now

Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to actually visit the Duke Gardens, although it was always on my list of things to do.

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Diwali Mela NJ 2012

NJ Arts, NJ Events August 16, 2012

Diwali Mela NJ 2012 will beheld on Sat Nov3rd and Sun Nov4th. It is presented by Aum events and will take place at the Somerset Exposition Center in Somerset NJ.

Celebrate Diwali Mela NJ

There will be Vendors ( garments, crafts Wedding Vendors etc.), food booths with a variety of foods (Indo-Chinese,South Indian, Gujarati, Mughlai and more).
Come out and celebrate!

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Developing The Atlantic City Arts District

News In NJ, NJ Arts, Places in NJ August 8, 2012

Atlantic City is New Jersey’s largest resort is in the process of developing The Atlantic City Arts District.
There are plans to develop a lively arts district form Dante hall along Mississippi Ave to the Boardwalk.


Developing The Atlantic City Arts District


The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, Stockton College and the Bay-Atlantic Symphony are key players involved in developing The Atlantic City Arts District.

The arts district will certainly revitalize the the entertainment scene in Atlantic City.

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