In 1839, in Peterboro, NY, Thomas Leonard, a freed slave, helps Harriet Powell escape from her Southern owner who is visiting the area. While hiding in an attic, a price on her head, waiting to be taken to Canada in the dead of night, Harriet is with abolitionist Gerrit Smith and suffragette Elizabeth Cady (before she married Stanton). Confronted with new and difficult ideas about race and identity, Harriet faces the costs and benefits of freedom. Can Leonard, Smith and Cady convince her to go to Canada – and freedom? ELTC is presenting its fourth production and NJ premiere. Mr. Bass received a commission from the Onondaga Historical Association to write POSSESSING HARRIET. It is based on a true story.
It’s the spookiest time of the year at the Village! Celebrate all things Halloween and autumn at the 29th Annual Pumpkin Festival. This fun, FREE event will take place on the grounds of Historic Cold Spring Village. Guests are encouraged to donate non-perishable goods to the ‘Share the Harvest Food Drive.
Families can enjoy pumpkin painting and games throughout the day. A variety of crafters will sell their wares along the Village’s shell-paved lanes. Vendors will be selling hot dogs, funnel cake, and other snacks.
Visit a haunted house at the Village Barn. Don’t miss the Children’s Halloween Parade at 11am. Please call the Lower Township Recreation Department at (609) 886-7880 for parade registration information.
West Cape May celebrates her farming heritage with the Annual Lima Bean Festival in the Borough's Backyard Park (732 Broadway, behind the Fire House) on Saturday, October 8, 2022! The festival is scheduled to begin at 9:00am and is planned to delight locals and visitors alike with a vast array of recipes, crafts and products available.