The Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs host events throughout the year to not only showcase our historic sites and parks but to bring the community together to enjoy all that the county has to offer. For more information about upcoming events please call the Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs at 973-706-6640 or visit the events page at www.deymansion.org.
See the Arts & Culture section for a complete list of upcoming arts programming, including Art in the Park, Movies & Music at the Mansion, Craft Saturdays, and our Summer Concert Series.
June 7: Tavern Night at the Dey Mansion Museum, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Join us for a family-friendly tavern night! Enjoy the music out on the lawn, food & beer for purchase, and admission to the Dey Mansion Museum is free!
June 9: Dey Mansion Visitor Center Grand Opening, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Come celebrate the grand opening of the new Visitor Center at the Dey Mansion! The day will be filled with history, arts activities and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Admission is free!
July 21 & 22: Washington’s Encampment at the Dey Mansion Museum, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Join the local New Jersey Militia as they set up camp on the historic grounds of the Dey Mansion and enjoy 18th-century activities, music, crafters and demonstrators throughout the day. This event is open to the public, $5.oo admission, children 6 and under are free.
August 16, 17, 18 & 19: The Passaic County Fair held at Garret Mountain Reserve
4 days of Fireworks, Entertainment, Amusement Rides, food & Family Fun!
September 22: Museum Day Live! At the Dey Mansion, 10:00am – 4:00pm
The Dey Museum will open its doors free of charge as part of Smithsonian magazine's thirteenth annual Museum Day Live!, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution's Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.
October 12, 19, 26: Tours After Dark, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Tour the historic Dey Mansion and its grounds after dark! A guide will lead you through the Mansion followed by a lantern-lit walk to the family cemetery. Tickets and Reservations are required. Contact the Dey Mansion, 973-706-6640, for more information.
October 18: Wine & Cheese Fundraiser at the Dey Mansion, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Join us for a curated taste of international wines and cheese. Reservations are required, please R.S.V.P. by Monday, October 15, 2018. $40.00/person. 973-706-6640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
October 27 & 28: Lafayette Encampment at Goffle Brook Park, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Visit the French and American Soldiers under the command of the Marquis de Lafayette in 1780! Demonstrations of camp life, military drills, cooking and more! Contact 973-706-6640 or visit www.deymansion.org for more information.
December 9: Dutch Christmas at the Dey Mansion, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Celebrate as we await the arrival of Sinterklaas, who will make an appearance along with our men at arms from New Jersey’s local militia. The day will be filled with 18th-century dancing, music, hearth cooking, demonstrators and crafters.