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June 11, 2014

RE: New Jersey 350th Birthday Celebration:
June 22 11am -5pm at the State Capital Complex in Trenton, Rain or Shine!

Dear Mayor:

Please let your constituents know that, on June 22, from 11:00 am-5:00 pm, a family festival called NJ350: A Capital Celebration will take place at the Capital Complex in Trenton. This event will feature an array of arts and history activities and attractions for people of all ages, as well as food and beverages from local vendors. The event is the first of its kind and festivities will span the length of the Capital Complex, from the State Museum to the Old Barracks, including the State House.

Festival highlights include a varied line-up of live, outdoor theater and music performances, specialized history tours, exhibitions, and interactive programming at the State House, the NJ State Museum, the State Archives, Petty’s Run, and the Old Barracks Museum.  On-site for the day will be the acclaimed New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum, and a NJ 350 Film Series at the State Museum auditorium will feature great New Jersey films and filmmakers from Thomas Edison to Zach Braff. 

A highlight of the afternoon is a must-see State House Rotunda exhibition of the original 1664 land grant – or New Jersey’s birth certificate – that created our state as we now know it.
A detailed list of the day’s programs and performances will be made available here as we get closer to the event.  For more information or to volunteer, please contact festival coordinator Colleen Finnegan at Event is rain or shine.

NJ350: A Capital Celebration is made possible by several supporters and partners and led by the TDA and Passage Theatre Company. Support for the festival is provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and the New Jersey Historical Commission.

We hope to see you there.

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director




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