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Drew University and NJ Audubon Society partner Downtown Development Commission

Drew and NJ Audubon has partnered on a four year reforestation project that has generated national attention for both organizations. For more information, please visit: http://gov.rosenet.org/uploads/45/nj_audubon_reforestation_drew.pdf

Bottle Hill Day Application Available Downtown Development Commission

The 2011 Bottle Hill Day application is now available! Click the link below: http://gov.rosenet.org/uploads/45/2011_bhd_app.pdf

Farmers' Market Opens! Shop Madison Committee

Don't miss the ribbon-cutting ceremony this Thursday, June 23rd, at 2:00 PM for the opening of the 2011 Madison Farmers' Market, located downtown on Waverly Place! For more information about the Farmers' Market, click the link below: https://gov.rosenet.org/agencies/ddc/pages/farmers-market

Free Summer Concert 6/24! Shop Madison Committee

Friday, June 24th, from 6 - 8 PM, enjoy Columbian jazz with Chia's Dance Party! Concerts are every other Friday evening, 6 - 8 PM, from June through September in front of the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts. Visit www.METC.org for more information.

Free Summer Concert 6/10! Shop Madison Committee

This Friday, June 10th, from 6 - 8 PM, enjoy classic rock, including music from the Beatles, Stones, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and more with Bob Rocco & Jumping The Gun Band! Concerts are every other Friday evening, 6 - 8 PM, from June through September in front of the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts. Visit www.METC.org for more information.

Revolutionary Ramble! Shop Madison Committee

On Saturday, June 11th, the annual Morris Area Freewheelers Revolutionary Ramble Bicycle Tour will commence at Drew University, Madison, NJ. Presented by Atlantic Health, the event is also sponsored by Cyclecraft, High Gear Cyclery, Marty's Reliable Cycle, Planet Fitness, PowerBar, Bikeland II, and REI. Registration is currently full! However, you can still order the Ramble Tour Jersey, and ride "Ramble Style" all year long: http://www.rambleride.org/html/jersey.html For more information about the Annual Revolutionary Ramble, see the following link: http://www.rambleride.org/ Questions? Email rambleinfo@rambleride.org

Madison Artist Studio Tour Shop Madison Committee

On Sunday, June 12, the Madison Arts and Culture Alliance (MACA) will hold its fifth annual Madison Artist Studio Tour, featuring twenty artists who live or work in Madison, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To see a poster for the event, please visit the following link: https://gov.rosenet.org/uploads/784/2011_mastposter_8_5x11_fnl.pdf The twenty participating artists are Danielle Auriemma-D'Amico, Amy Becker, Ira L. Black, Medy Bozkurtian, Marco Catini, Sam Cavaliere, John DeLade, Bobbie Henry, Linda Howe, Helen Kaar, Joan Lamensdorf, Sally Lebwohl, Maria Lupo, Karen Matte, Dennis McKee, Paul Mueller, Debra Petitti, Priscilla Petitti, Mike Tesi, Barbara Thompson. The Madison Artist Studio Tour, which introduces some of the many visual artists in the Borough, will feature the participating artists' work either in their studios or in exhibition spaces throughout the Rose City. The self-guided walking tour will take place rain or shine. Maps showing each of the locations and studios of the tour will be available for purchase beginning May 31st at the Birdhouse at 266 Main Street; Drip Café at 34 Main Street; the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts at 9 Main Street; Rose City Framemakers at 20 Waverly Place; and Sages Pages at 300 Main Street. On the day of the event, maps will be available for purchase at the Waverly Place clock. Maps are $5 each. For more information about the Madison Artist Studio Tour, visit the MACA website at www.MadisonArtsNJ.org/studiotour. The Madison Artist Studio Tour will be launched from Waverly Place where students and community members can join Madison art teacher Michael Watson in the creation of a life-size 3-D sculpture in recognition of community spirit and the arts. Following the earthquake in Japan, Madison students created Japanese paper cranes and learned about how they could help the victims of the quake. The sculpture will continue these lessons and will be a tribute to the Japanese culture. Creation of the sculpture will begin at 10 a.m. near the clock on Waverly Place. A free post-tour reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, 9 Main Street, Madison. The reception is open to the public. The Madison Arts and Culture Alliance (MACA) is a coalition of arts organizations, cultural institutions, historical societies, colleagues and friends dedicated to encouraging collaborations among the wide-ranging cultural offerings in "the Rose City." MACA facilitates connections, strategic partnerships, and creative collaborations-bringing together artists, arts administrators, educators, parents, business people, community leaders, and others to support the cultural institutions and programs that contribute to Madison's quality of life. Visit www.madisonartsnj.org

Madison Memorial Day Shop Madison Committee

On May 30, 2011 please join the Madison Patriotic Celebrations Committee for the Madison Memorial Day parade and remembrance ceremony, to honor the selfless sacrifice of the men and women who died for us while serving in our nation’s wars. Pre-parade memorial ceremonies at the WWII, Korea and Vietnam memorials in James Park (on Madison Ave.) will begin at 9:00 AM. Pre-parade memorial ceremonies at the WWI memorial in Condurso Park (at the intersection of Main Street and Park Ave.) will follow at 9:15 AM. The parade will step off from Condurso Park at 9:30 AM and follow Main Street to Prospect Street, Prospect Street to Kings Road, ending at Borough Hall (Hartley Dodge Memorial). After the conclusion of the parade, a solemn remembrance ceremony (lasting 45-50 minutes) will begin at approximately 10:15 AM. For parade participants driving to the parade, parking will be available in the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps parking lot (on the corner of Prospect Street and Kings Road). For questions regarding Madison’s Memorial Day celebrations, please contact James Kemp, Madison Patriotic Celebrations Committee Chair, at 973-491-7861 or jwk925@optonline.net.

Healthy Eating tips from Bronco's Gym on MSN Shop Madison Committee

Congratulations to Bronco's Gym for their national exposure on MSN. Click on the link below to learn more. http://fitbie.msn.com/slideshow/healthy-foods-everyone-should-eat

DDC December 16 meeting moved to Community House Downtown Development Commission

The DDC's regularly scheduled December 16 meeting has been relocated to the Madison Community House on Cook Avenue. Please call 973-593-8496 with questions. Thank you.

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