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Caldwell Night Out -Tuesday August 1, 2017

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Come join us Tuesday August 1, 2017  from 7:00PM – 9:30PM

Article Contributed by Mike Guerriero

CALDWELL, N.J. – Gelotti Ice Cream of Caldwell and The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association invite all residents and neighbors to the second annual Caldwell Night Out, honoring our police, firefighters, and First Responders.

Guests are welcome to come down and meet, talk to, and thank the men and woman who serve this community.

The birthplace will be open for candlelit tours, there will be activities and prizes for kids, emergency vehicles including an antique fire truck to check out, as well as music and performances from local groups, and more to be announced.

Police, firefighters, and first responders will receive free ice cream courtesy of Gelotti to thank them for their service and making Caldwell a safe and great place to live and work. There will be tables and chairs set up on the Birthplace lawn with the Caldwell Police crossing guests back and forth to get ice cream and use the bathroom at Gelotti Caldwell.

Grover Cleveland Birthplace – July 4th – Ginger Cookie Bake-off Winners

Our esteemed Judges hard at work judging the 2017 Ginger Cookie Bake-Off. Photo by Janet Markman

Ginger Cookie Bake-Off

Grover Cleveland Birthplace Fourth of July Ice Cream Social

2017 Winners

Best Overall: Nancy Sellen
Roseland, NJ`

Most Attractive: Benjamin Lau
West Orange, NJ
(This was also a very delicious cookie)

Jr. Baker Prize: Sonoma, Sienna, & Scarlett Brasco
West Caldwell. NJ

Best Snap Cookie David Cowell
Caldwell, NJ

Best Soft Cookie Karen Ann Kurlander
Morristown, NJ

2017 Annual 4th of July Ice Cream Social

The State Shut Down is over  –  The July 4th Ice Cream Social will be at the birthplace!

2017 Annual 4th of July Ice Cream Social

1-4 pm, July 4, 2017

Grover Cleveland Birthplace

207 Bloomfield Avenue

Caldwell, NJ  07006

 For a Map of  Ice Cream Social Venue – Click Here

Celebrate our Nation’s birthday at the birthplace of the only U.S. President born in New Jersey, President Grover Cleveland.

Spend the afternoon on the grounds of the birthplace where you can enjoy music, dancing, lemonade, traditional lawn games of the 1830’s, history demonstrations, tours of the Birthplace, and free ICE CREAM! Learn about the history of our 22nd and 24th President!

  Guests are invited to bring chairs and blankets. In the event of inclement weather, check our website for update and alternate location.

This event is sponsored by the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association, in cooperation with St. Aloysius Church.

Tea Party

March 18, 2017. Come celebrate Caldwell, New Jersey’s own, President Grover Cleveland’s 180th birthday anniversary, by attending an authentic White House Tea Social, hosted by the President and First Lady Frances Folsom Cleveland, to be held at the Undercroft of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 271 Roseland Ave., Essex Fells, NJ, on Saturday, March 18, 2 to 4 PM.

Dine on delicious tea cakes, sandwiches, scones, and freshly brewed teas served by hostesses in costume of the period – in style with the traditional Victorian Era and modeled after actual White House receptions. In addition, an informative talk on “Fine Dining in the 19th Century” will be presented by noted historian and professor emeritus of Drew University, Dr. David Cowell.

To enhance your experience, there will also be on display for the very first time the newly acquired, rare wax museum figures of the First Ladies – Rose Elizabeth and Frances Folsom – who served in President Cleveland’s two terms (1885-89 & 1893-97), each outfitted in their inaugural finery. Additionally, specially selected collectible items from the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Museum Shop will be presented and available for purchase.

This special presidential birthday Tea Social event aims to foster the legacy of President Grover Cleveland and raise awareness of the mission and accomplishments of the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association (GCBMA) in our community.

Make your reservations early as seating is limited by notifying Alice Gibson at or calling 973-228-1293. Tickets are just $30 per person, made payable to “GCBMA”, and mailed to 14 Kramer Ave, West Caldwell, NJ, 07006.

White House Book Signing, Presidents’ Day, February 20, 2017

Louis L Picone with his book “Where the Presidents were born: The History & Preservation of the Presidential Birthplaces”.

Grover Cleveland Birthplace Museum Gift shop book signing event on Presidents’ Day, 2/20/17 (Mon.) 1:30pm at the Grover Cleveland Birthplace in the gallery room by Louis L. Picone, the author of “Where the Presidents Were Born: The History & Preservation of the Presidential Birthplaces”. $29.99 plus tax.

From George Washington to Barack Obama, this book provides the history of the birthplace of every American president, preservation efforts, visitor information, and personal observations. Almost every birthplace has been preserved in some way or another, from the grand monuments of Abraham Lincoln and James Buchanan, to replicas for George Washington and Theodore Roosevelt, or the simple roadside markers for Benjamin Harrison and Zachary Taylor. These places all have unique and often fascinating stories to tell. Discover their owners back to the first settlers. Learn about the disasters, vandalism, and other historically significant events that have occurred on these historic locations. Whether you’re an armchair historian or have intentions to visit every Presidential birthplace, this book will equip you with more information than even your tour guides will know.

Louis L. Picone lives in New Jersey with his wife Francesca and sons Vincent and Leonardo. He has traveled to all fifty states to visit presidential historical sites. This is his first book.

The Grover Cleveland Birthplace State Historic Site is located on 207 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006. Normally the museum is closed on Mondays and National Holidays, however, the Birthplace is specially opened on Presidents Day on 2/20/17 (Mon.) from 1pm to 4pm to celebrate Grover Cleveland, our 22nd and 24th President of the United States of America.