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Saturday and Sunday, December 17 and 18, 2022
Sing We All Merrily: A Colonial Christmas
Historic New Bridge Landing

1201 Main Street, River Edge, NJ 07661
Phone: (201) 343-9492
Anne and Ridley join Linda Russell for the 38th season of Linda’s Christmas show at the Steuben House. Come enjoy festive music and song. The gift shop, out-kitchen, and Demarest House will also be open. Before or after the concert (from 6 to 9 pm), the tavern at the Campbell-Christie House will be serving light fare, including soup, herbed biscuits, a ploughman plate, fruit pie, hot mulled cider and more. (Additional cost.)
Two shows: 6 and 7:45 pm
Admission: $35 ($27 for members)

Thursday, December 15, 2022
To Hear the Angels Sing: A Colonial Christmas
Princeton Windrows

2000 Windrow Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540
Musicians Anne and Ridley trace the history of Christmas with carols and tunes from ancient times up to the 19th century, with fiddle, dulcimer, and harmony vocals. Join in singing some of your favorite holiday songs and learn about the surprising history of one of our most popular holidays.
Time: 2 – 3 pm
Admission: Private event, free

To Hear the Angels Sing
Monday, December 12
To Hear the Angels Sing: A Colonial Christmas
Hawthorne Historical Society

The John W. Rea House
675 Goggle Road
Hawthorne, NJ
Come hear Anne and Ridley trace the history of Christmas with songs, carols, and tunes from ancient times up through the 18th century.
Time: 7 -8 pm

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Victorian Christmas
Ringwood Manor

1304 Sloatsburg Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456
Phone: (973) 962-2241
Join Anne and Ridley and for a Christmas Concert in the Great Hall at Ringwood, covering carols from the eras of the different owners of the house–Robert Erskine (1780s), Martin Ryerson (1807-1850), Peter Cooper (1850-1880) and Peter Cooper Hewitt (1880-1920). Visitors will be able to see the spectacular holiday décor throughout the main level of the 51-room mansion.
Time: 7:30 – 8:30 pm (Doors open at 7)
Admission: $40; tickets must be purchased in advance at www.ringwoodmanor.org/evening-christmas-concerts.html.

Vanderveer treeSaturday, December 10, 2022
Victorian Christmas
Raritan Public Library

54 E. Somerset Street, Raritan, NJ 08869
Phone: (908) 725-0413
Join Anne and Ridley for a joyful celebration of Christmas past, with special emphasis on the Victorian Christmas traditions–Christmas trees, carols, cards, and more. Accompanied with fiddle, dulcimer, and harmony vocals. Join in singing some of your favorite holiday songs and learn about the surprising history of one of our most popular holidays.
Time: 1-2 pm
Admission: Free

Friday, December 9, 2022
Victorian Christmas
Ringwood Manor

1304 Sloatsburg Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456
Phone: (973) 962-2241
Join Anne and Ridley and for a Christmas Concert in the Great Hall at Ringwood, covering carols from the eras of the different owners of the house–Robert Erskine (1780s), Martin Ryerson (1807-1850), Peter Cooper (1850-1880) and Peter Cooper Hewitt (1880-1920). Visitors will be able to see the spectacular holiday décor throughout the main level of the 51-room mansion.
Time: 7:30 – 8:30 pm (Doors open at 7)
Admission: $40; tickets must be purchased in advance at www.ringwoodmanor.org/evening-christmas-concerts.html.

Linda Russell and CompanieThursday, December 8, 2022
Sing We All Merrily: A Colonial Christmas
St. Michael’s Church–Parish Hall

225 W. 99th Street, New York, NY 10028
Phone: (212) 666-2656
Anne and Ridley join Linda Russell & Companie for Linda’s annual Christmas show–hammered dulcimers, flute, cello, violin, harp, bagpipes, and an ensemble of six!
Time: 7-9:30 pm
Admission: $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors

Saturday, December 3, 2022
Victorian Christmas
Ringwood Manor

1304 Sloatsburg Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456
Phone: (973) 962-2241
Join Anne and Ridley and for a Christmas Concert in the Great Hall at Ringwood, covering carols from the eras of the different owners of the house–Robert Erskine (1780s), Martin Ryerson (1807-1850), Peter Cooper (1850-1880) and Peter Cooper Hewitt (1880-1920). Visitors will be able to see the spectacular holiday décor throughout the main level of the 51-room mansion.
Time: 7:30 – 8:30 pm (Doors open at 7)
Admission: $40; tickets must be purchased in advance at www.ringwoodmanor.org/evening-christmas-concerts.html.

Anne's dulcimer boughSaturday, December 3, 2022
Colonial Christmas
East Jersey Old Town Village

1050 River Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Anne and Ridley trace the history of Christmas with carols and tunes from ancient times up to the 19th century, with fiddle, dulcimer, and harmony vocals. Join in singing some of your favorite holiday songs and learn about the surprising history of one of our most popular holidays.
Time: 1 – 2:15 pm; site open 12 to 4
Phone: (732) 745-3030
Admission: Free

Friday, December 2, 2022
Victorian Christmas
Ringwood Manor

1304 Sloatsburg Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456
Phone: (973) 962-2241
Join Anne and Ridley and for a Christmas Concert in the Great Hall at Ringwood, covering carols from the eras of the different owners of the house–Robert Erskine (1780s), Martin Ryerson (1807-1850), Peter Cooper (1850-1880) and Peter Cooper Hewitt (1880-1920). Visitors will be able to see the spectacular holiday décor throughout the main level of the 51-room mansion.
Time: 7:30 – 8:30 pm (Doors open at 7)
Admission: $40; tickets must be purchased in advance at www.ringwoodmanor.org/evening-christmas-concerts.html.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Ocean County Courthouse

118 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ 08753
Join Anne and Ridley and local school children for a patriotic Revolutionary War ceremony inthe historic OceanCounty Courthouse. Open to the public.
Time: 11 am – 12 noon
Admission: Free

Saturday and Sunday, November 5-6, 2022
18th Century Market Fair
First Heritage State Park

43 The Green
Dover, DE 19901
Step back two centuries in time to an era when The Green and The Old State House were the center of the city’s commercial and governmental activity. Walk the ground where 18th century Doverites went to market, browsing among historic trade demonstrators, local and regional vendors selling their food and wares, and talented performers sweeping you back through the centuries. Featured entertainers include Signora Bella, slack rope walker, an 18th century conjurer, a Punch and Judy Show, a purveyor of 18th century snake oil (oops, medication), songs by Anne and Ridley, and more.
Time: 10-4 pm
Admission: Free

Saturday, October 29, 2022
All Hallows’ Eve: Songs of Love, Death, and the Supernatural
Bergen County Historical Society

1201 Main Street
River Edge, NJ 07661
Phone: (201) 343-9492
A new musical program by Anne and Ridley. Halloween as we know it today did not exist before the 1870s. But the roots of Halloween reach back centuries into our past—to All Hallows’ Eve and ancient holidays and rituals, superstitions, and folklore. Anne and Ridley Enslow bring these ancient mysteries to life with a program of music spanning several centuries. Note: This show will be held outdoors. Please bring a chair. In case of rain, the rain date will be Sunday, October 30.
Time: 2 pm
Admission: $20 adults, $10 children, members free. Reservations at https://www.bergencountyhistory.org.
Rain date: Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022
Admission: $25 nonmembers, $20 members, $10 students

Sunday, October 16, 2022
All Hallows’ Eve: Songs of Love, Death, and the Supernatural
The Bouman-Stickney Farmstead

114 Dreahook Road
Lebanon, NJ 08833
An encore performance of Anne and Ridley’s Halloween program (see entry below) in the beautiful restored barn at the historic Bouman-Stickney Farmstead.
Time 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Admission: Free, donations appreciated. Reservations required. Go to www.readingtonmuseums.org, or email readingtonmuseums@gmail.com, or call 908-236-2327.

Sunday, October 2, 2022
All Hallows’ Eve: Songs of Love, Death, and the Supernatural
The Bouman-Stickney Farmstead

114 Dreahook Road
Lebanon, NJ 08833
A new musical program by Anne and Ridley! Halloween as we know it today did not exist before the 1870s. But the roots of Halloween reach back centuries into our past—to All Hallows’ Eve and ancient holidays and rituals, superstitions, and folklore. Anne and Ridley Enslow bring these ancient mysteries to life with a program of music spanning several centuries.
Time 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Admission: Free, donations appreciated. Reservations required. Go to www.readingtonmuseums.org, or email readingtonmuseums@gmail.com, or call 908-236-2327.

Saturday, September 17, 2022
Patriot Day
The Conference House

7455 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY
Phone: (718) 984-6046
Formerly known as the Billopp House, the Conference House was the site where, on September 11, 1776, the patriots Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Edward Rutledge met with the British Lord Richard Howe in an attempt to bring an early end to the American Revolution. To commemorate the event, the house will hold a fair, with a reenactment of the meeting. (Those portraying Franklin, Adams, and Rutledge will row across the Arthur Kill from Perth Amboy, NJ.) Anne and Ridley will play for dancing by the Tricorne Dancers and will sing. There are tours of the house. The Conference House is a National Historic Landmark, owned by the City of New York.
Time: 11 am – 4 pm
Rain date: Sept. 18, 2022
Admission: Free

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Colonial Drinking Songs
Fraunces Tavern

54 Pearl St, New York, NY 10004
Phone: (212) 425-1778
Raise a glass to freedom, and join us in singing to the tune of revolution! As part of Fraunces Tavern’s summer performance line-up, Anne and Ridley will present an evening of colonial drinking songs, liberty songs, and songs of love, performed on authentic 18th-century instruments. These songs would have been heard in taverns across the colonies throughout the colonial era.
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Admission: $15 general admission, $10 for museum members. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at www.frauncestavernmuseum.org.

DSC_0358DSC_0476July 3-4, 2022
Private parties

Anne and Ridley present patriotic songs, toasts, and stories to mark the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The festivities include background music, a formal concert, and roving from table to table to entertain guests.

Saturday, July 2, 2022
Independence Day, 1880s style
First Heritage State Park

102 S. State Street
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302-739-9194
First State Heritage Park presents July 4th as it was enjoyed in the late 1800s: sack racing, tug ‘o war, lawn games, bells ringing out the celebration, hand-cranked ice cream and more! You can join the Victorian bicycling craze as members of the Delaware Wheelmen display and mount their pedal-powered steeds or relax and enjoy musical entertainment, provided throughout the day on The Green by Anne and Ridley. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be walking tours that will immerse you in the thrilling days of America’s founding: Revolutionary Dover! Other local sites await you today: the Biggs Museum of American Art (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), the Governor’s Residence at Woodburn (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.), Legislative Hall (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) as well as the Old State House (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.) and Johnson Victrola Museum (9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) are all FREE for the day!
Time: 10-4 pm
Admission: Free

Saturday, June 25, 2022
Firelight Tavern Night
Merchants and Drovers Tavern and Museum

1632 St. Georges Ave.
Rahway, NJ 07065
Phone 732-381-0441
Raise a glass to freedom, and join Anne and Ridley in singing to the tune of the revolution at the Firelight Tavern Night. Anne and Ridley will present an evening of colonial drinking songs, liberty songs, and songs of love, performed on authentic 18th-century instruments. These songs would have been heard in taverns across the colonies. Anne will also call some simple colonial dances. Enjoy lively music under the stars including dancing, fire pits, and light refreshments.
TIme: 8-10 pm
Admission $20, $15 for members and students.Book online at www.merchantsanddrovers.org

Saturday, June 18, 2022
Geocaching: George Washington and his Spies
East Jersey Old Town Village

1050 River Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: (732) 745-3030
Time: 10-4 pm
Admission: Free
Come for a fun day of geocaching on the extensive and beautiful grounds of East Jersey Old Town Village. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity in which participants use a mobile device or GPS receiver and other techniques to find hidden containers (called “geocaches” or “caches”) at specific locations marked by coordinates in the area. This year’s theme is Washington’s Spies. Anne and Ridley will play Colonial music about Washington and his spies (some British spies, too), singing and playing the violin and hammered dulcimer.
Admission: Free
Time: 10-4 pm

Saturday, June 11, 2022
Living History Day: Learn colonial dancing! at
Dey Mansion

199 Totowa Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: 973-706-6640 ext 2248
Anne and Ridley will play for colonial dancing. The public is encouraged to participate! Simple dance steps will be taught on the grounds of this beautiful historic house. The Dey Mansion was originally known as Bloomsburg Manor, and it played an integral role in the American Revolution. Built by Col. Theunis Dey in the 1770s, it served as Washington’s headquarters on several occasions. Tours of the mansion will be available.
Time: 11-4 pm
Admission: Free

Saturday, June 4, 2022
Music of the American Colonies
Long Pond Iron Works State Park

1334 Greenwood Lake Turnpike
Hewitt, NJ 07421
Phone: 973-657-1688
Join Anne and Ridley for their performance of Music of the American Colonies. This show includes songs form the early colonial period up through the American Revolution. As always, they will include their little dancing man called the limberjack. Refreshments will be served (iced tea, lemonade, and baked goods). Come visit this unique 18th- and 19th-century industrial site and village that played a vital part in our wars for independence and freedom.
Time: 2-3 pm
Admission: Adults $20, children $10. Reserve at www.longpondironworks.com.

Sunday, May 22, 2022
Pinkster at
Historic New Bridge Landing

1201 Main Street, River Edge, NJ 07661
Phone: (201) 343-9492
The Whitsun crown has come again! Pinkster is the Dutch name for Whitsunday or Pentecost, and it was a major holiday among the early Dutch settlers, who held weeklong fairs that were also attended by English and German settlers, as well as Native Americans. The Tricorne Dance Ensemble will be dancing around the Maypole at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Musical accompaniment on the fiddle and hammered dulcimer will be provided by Ridley and Anne Enlsow, who will also perform two short concerts of songs about May Day and Pinkster following the Maypole dances. At 2:30, the company will invite children to dance with them around a child-sized Maypole. Those curious about the origins of Pinkster and what life was like at our settlement in colonial days, can join BCHS interpreter Kate Reilly for an open-air talk along the bridge, also at 2:30. Three historic houses will be open. The Black Horse Tavern will have refreshments, and there will be open-hearth cooking in the out-kitchen.
Time: 1-5 pm
Admission: $12.50 adults, $7.50 students and children, members free

Saturday, May 14, 2022
Brigade of the American Revolution, 60th anniversary ball
New Windsor Cantonment

As part of the Brigade’s 60th anniversary celebrations, Anne and Ridley will play for a candlelit ball after the dinner, which will provided by the 1776 House. Champagne toasts, fireworks, minuets, and country dances.
Time: 6-10 pm

Saturday, May 14, 2022
History Day at
East Jersey Old Town Village

1050 River Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: (732) 745-3030
Entertainment for people from ages 9 to 90! Anne and Ridley will play music for Dancing Mistress Sue Dupre, as she calls a variety of English country dances, French cotillions, and three-hand reels. No experience necessary! The dancing will be in the ballroom on the second floor of the Indian Queen Tavern. Other activities include Vintage Baseball, Revolutionary & Civil War Soldiers, Historic Gardening & Agriculture, Stone Carving, a 19th Century Print Shop, Home & Hearth Demonstrations, Fife and Drum Corps, Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides through Johnson Park, food trucks, children’s games and crafts and more! Devoted to New Jersey’s rich heritage, the East Jersey Old Town Village is a collection of original, replica and reconstructed 18th and 19th century structures. While most of the buildings have been relocated to the site, others were constructed there. They represent the vernacular architecture typical of farm and river-side merchant communities, once found in central New Jersey. Other events on that day, children’s activities, horse and wagon rides, liberty baseball games, historical societies tent, antiques show, crafts demonstrations and more!
Time: 10 am — 4 pm
Admission: Free

April 30, 2022
Spring Outdoor Market Day
The Conference House

7455 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY
Phone: (718) 984-6046
Anne and Ridley will sing songs of the spring, of the Revolutionary War, and more in this beautiful outdoor fair. The market will include handcrafted items, quilts and quilting demonstrations, original artwork, attic and treasurers table, clothing, accessories, jewelry, children’s toys, and toys for pets.
Time: 12-4 pm
Admission: Free

Saturday, April 8, 2022
Spring Publick Ball
The Van Horne House

941 E. Main Street
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Phone: (732) 356-8856
Come join The Heritage Trail Association for the Spring Publick Ball, an evening of pleasant 18th century English and Scottish Country dances to the lively music of Anne and Ridley Enslow! Beginners are welcome. Dances will be called by dancing master and town crier Lazarus Turner. Tavern songs by Anne and Ridley during the breaks. The series of dances are structured to progress gradually from the very simple to the somewhat more complex, allowing full participation by all attendees. This is a rare opportunity to learn country dancing in the Colonial style. Two left feet? Then come and enjoy the camaraderie. Light refreshments served including coffee, chocolate, biscuits, and toast. As space is limited, reservations are suggested.
Time: 7-10 pm
Admission: $20 general admission, $10 for reenactors. For reservations, please call Cindy Blumenkrantz at (310) 691-9388

Friday, April 7, 2022
Tavern Night and Fundraiser
The Van Horne House

941 E. Main Street
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Phone: (732) 356-8856
Join Anne and Ridley for a concert of lively 18th-century dance tunes and songs, a dancing demonstration, and 18th-century drinks (chocolate wine, French lemonade, and more) in the tavern, carefully researched by Les and Jobie Ford.
Time: 7-10 pm
Admission: $50. For reservations, please call Cindy Blumenkrantz at (310) 691-9388.

Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, 2022
Season opening
East Jersey Old Town Village

1050 River Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: (732) 745-3030
Join Anne and Ridley for the season opening of this historic village. Anne and Ridley will be singing songs of the American Revolution, drinking songs, 18th-century love songs, songs of the seas, and much more. Learn some 18th-century toasts and welcome in the spring!
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Admission: Free

Sunday, February 27, 2022
George Washington’s Birthday Ball at
Historic New Bridge Landing

1201 Main Street, River Edge, NJ 07661
Phone: (201) 343-9492
To celebrate the 300th anniversary of George Washington’s birth, Anne and Ridley will perform songs of the Revolutionary War era, tell stories from General Washington’s life, and play music for a Country Dance demonstration by the Tricorne Dancers. Rodger Yaden portrays General Washington. Hot cider and crullers will be served in the tavern. Re-enactors from the 3rd New Jersey Regiment will demonstrate military life.
General Washington made his headquarters at New Bridge Landing in September 1780. The room where Washington stayed for ten days is open for viewing. In addition, a tiger-stripe maple bedstead, reportedly used in a local home where George Washington stayed during the 1780 Steenrapie Encampment, is on display in the Demarest House.
Time: 1-5 pm (performances at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00)
Admission: $12.50 adults, $7.50 children and students, free for members

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Music for Abraham Lincoln
Somerset County Public Library System, Zoom concert

Anne and Ridley celebrate the anniversary of our 16th president’s birthday with a concert of stirring songs written for and about him, along with moving songs from the Civil War and laments for his passing.
Time: 7 pm
Admission: Free, but please reserve online.

The Seeing EyeFriday, December 10. 2021
Colonial Christmas
The Seeing Eye Foundation

10 Washington Valley Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: (973) 539-4425
Anne and Ridley join Linda Russell and Margie Cohen for a memorable colonial Christmas performance. Dogs welcome.
Time: 7-8:30 pm

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