The Warren County Parks Foundation and the Warren County Morris Canal Committee invite you to a new event to enjoy a day of music, art, history, literature and more at one of the unique spots along Warren County’s Morris Canal Greenway.
ParkFest @ Bread Lock Park will feature a lawn concert by three different jazz combos – bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on – while artists will be displaying their work inside the barn that dates back to the days of the Morris Canal.
Also on the grounds, look for “Authors Alley” where you’ll meet a variety of fiction, non-fiction and children’s book authors; a classic car show; local history displays; food vendors; and other entertainment.
The Warren County History Museum at Bread Lock Park will be open, with artifacts, displays, and working models on aspects of the county’s rich history, from the days of the area’s earliest Lenni Lenape inhabitants, to the Colonial period and the birth of the iron industry in the colonies, to the days of the Morris Canal – when the lock tender’s wife baked and sold fresh bread to the passing canal boats, giving Lock No. 7 West its nickname – to Thomas A. Edison’s nearby cement industry and the first “concrete mile” of roadway in New Jersey, and much more.
ParkFest is free, open to all, and reasonably accessible to persons with disabilities. Located along the eastbound lane of Route 57 near New Village in Franklin Township, Bread Lock Park is found at 2627 Route 57, Stewartsville.
Want to be a part of ParkFest with your classic car, your artwork, or your book? Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 908-475-6539.
Funding has been made possible, in part, by the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Commission.