Calendar of Events


Passaic County Historical Society

2018 Upcoming Events


March 28-May 6

Exhibit: Clifton Association of Artists’ Annual Members’ Show
Travel is the theme of this exhibition of works by members of the Clifton Association of Artists. The Clifton Association of Artists is sponsored by the Clifton Recreation Department.

Sunday April 22
Lambert Castle Concert Series: 5 p.m at Lambert Castle.
Blue Valley presents Original Blue Valley Music and Acoustic Favorites. Blue Valley is a Clifton-based, acoustic rock band. Their music focuses on vocal harmonies, and memorable melodies and lyrics. Their performance will feature original music, including songs from their first CD, “Between Rock and a Soft Place,” as well as a few of their favorite covers. Tickets $15.

Friday April 27-Sunday April 29

Lambert Castle Victorian Tea

Join us this spring for our annual Victorian Tea at Lambert Castle. Seatings at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. daily with a musical performance by the Four Old Parts. Admission $45. Reservations required. To reserve a seat call (973)247-0085 ext. 201 or fill out our reservation form and mail your payment to PCHS Victorian Tea at Lambert Castle, 3 Valley Rd. Paterson 07503.

Wednesday May 2

Quarterly Meeting 7 p.m., at Lambert Castle.
Business meeting of the Society followed by New Jersey Folk Revival Music- History and Tradition, presented by local author Michael Gabriele. Based on his newest book (of the same title) published in 2016, this presentation narrates the evolution, traditions and history of folk revival music in New Jersey. From the colonial taverns to Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan, learn about the Garden State’s vast contributions to the “living history” that is folk revival music. Copies of New Jersey Folk Revival Music- History and Tradition will be available for purchase following the program. The program is free admission and open to the public.

Saturday May 12

Genealogy Club Meeting 10am at Lambert Castle
Program: Discover your Immigrant Origins
Michele Chubenko is a professional genealogist with paternal ancestral roots in colonial America and 20th century eastern European ancestry from her mother (Ukraine & Hungarian). Michele has attended Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and she is a ProGen 17 graduate. Learn what records are available to assist you in determining your Eastern European ancestor’s home village and their immigration to the USA. This lecture focus on mid-19th century thru 20th century immigration from Austro-Hungarian Empire which today includes Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and the western Ukraine.

Sunday May 20

Lambert Castle Concert Series: 5 p.m at Lambert Castle.
CJSO on the Go Founded in 1970 as the Somerset County College Orchestra, in 2002 the CJSO re-organized as an independent nonprofit organization. CJSO on the Go is a Chamber music outreach program featuring members and friends of the Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Tickets $15

Saturday June 9

Genealogy Club Bus Trip


Saturday June 9

Lambert Castle Concert Series: 5 p.m on Lambert Castle’s North Lawn.
Clifton Community Band presents, Music at the Castle: A Welcome to Summer Founded in 2002 and directed by Robert D. Morgan, the Clifton Community Band is a traditional concert band (brass, woodwinds and percussion). The band appears in the area and around the state performing a variety of music including classical, pop, big bands and marches. $15 donations requested. Rain date Sunday June 10.

Sunday June 24

Lambert Castle Concert Series: 5 p.m at Lambert Castle

Sophia Agranovich is a multi-award winning virtuoso pianist, recording artist, educator and program director. A Steinway Artist, and a Juilliard graduate, she is “a bold, daring pianist in the tradition of the Golden Age Romantics”, “a tigress of the keyboard” – Fanfare. Ms. Agranovich has performed in USA, Europe, Israel, and Canada, and has collaborated with renowned musicians and members of major orchestras. The program will feature Sonata in C minor ‘Pathetique’ by Beethoven, 3 Scherzi by Chopin, works by Liszt, Debussy and pieces dedicated to Sophia by the contemporary French composer Françoise Choveaux. Tickets $15

Sunday July 15

Lambert Castle Concert Series: 5 p.m at Lambert Castle.
Double Entendre presents Music from the British Isles
Founded in 2005, Double Entendre Music Ensemble is a collective of like-minded musicians devoted to the adventurous exploration of the double reed repertoire. Noted for its first-rate musicianship and creativity, the Ensemble illuminates classics, revives neglected music, and commissions new works for these soulful instruments. From concert halls to beer halls, in churches and bookstores, schools and parks, Double Entendre reaches a diverse audience wherever engaged listeners are found. Double Entendre Music Ensemble is a 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at Tickets $15

Friday and Saturday July 20-21

Shakespeare at the Castle
The Passaic County Historical Society will host ATC Studios’ Summer Shakespeare Conservatory with four performances at Lambert Castle. In the afternoon on Friday July 20th we will hold an outdoor children’s matinee. All schools, clubs and camps are welcome to join us on the Castle lawn for this great introduction to Shakespeare.

The performance will debut to the general public on July 20th at 7pm in the Atrium of the Castle. Tickets are $10.

Saturday July 2nd join us on the Castle lawn at 3pm or 5pm to experience the performance in the open air. The outside performances are, but reserved lawn seating is available for $10 (only patrons who reserve are guaranteed inside seating in the case of rain).

Sunday July 29

Lambert Castle Concert Series: 5 p.m at Lambert Castle.
Annamaria Stefanelli and Rory Angelicola present, An Afternoon of Italian Opera Plus Lyric Soprano Annamaria Stefanelli returns to Lambert Castle with Tenor Rory Angelicola to present a program filled a program filled with operatic favorites, including arias and duets from Puccini, Verdi, Mozart and others. Tickets $15.

Wednesday August 1

Quarterly Meeting 7 p.m., at Lambert Castle.

Paul Chepurko presents, Small Towns, Big Sacrifices – Passaic County men who gave their lives for their country. Paul Chepurko, the author of Small Town, Big Sacrifice, volumes 1-3 will be discussing his series of books which pay tribute to the men and women from Hawthorne, North Haledon, Pompton Lakes who gave their lives in defense of their country World War I through Vietnam. These comprehensive book details the families, lives and death of the men and women who died while in military service, or in service to their community. Utilizing local newspapers, military service records, high school and college yearbooks, U.S. Census records, interviews with families and friends, military unit histories and websites, each person has been researched and their biography is presented in a separate chapter. The author will be discussing his research methods and sources, as well as highlighting many of the men from each town. Copies of Small Town, Big Sacrifice, volumes 1-3 will be available for purchase following the program. The program is free admission and open to the public.

Sunday August 19 

Lambert Castle Concert Series: 5 p.m at Lambert Castle.

Gerard and Diane Barros, present One Fine Tapestry: A Carole King Tribute. Join this husband and wife duo as they celebrate the career of Carole King. This tribute performance will not only include many of King’s own hits but also a selection of chart toppers she composed for other musical performers including the Drifters, Beatles, Monkees, and James Taylor. Visit for more information. Tickets $15


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