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1 -- Ocean County
welcome to join the Lacey Historical Society for a special postcard
exhibition at their monthly meeting May 1st at 7:00. The
history of postcards will be discussed. There is no fee for this
program, and you are welcome to display your own collection. Doors
will be open at 6:30.
postcards were a reasonable, quick and easy way to keep in
touch. The Society meets at the Old Schoolhouse Museum, 126
South Main Street, (Route 9) in Forked River. We are located
behind Mrs. Walker’s Ice Cream Shop. Email questions to Laceyhistorical@gmail.com.
1 -- Passaic County
American Labor Museum hosts the
Annual May Day Festival
Monday, May 1st at 7PM
Haledon, New Jersey - On Monday, May 1, 2023, at 7PM,
the American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark proudly hosts
its Annual May Day Festival. The Annual May Day
Festival is an outdoor public event, which will be moved indoors
in the case of inclement weather. There is a $10 per person
admission. The Museum will be open to visitors and, browsing and
shopping in the Museum Store will be available.
The Annual May Day Festival plans call for
instrumental and vocal performances by Bev Grant, former lead of the
folk/rock band, Human Condition and founder and director of the
Brooklyn Women’s Chorus, and Carolann Solebello, singer/songwriter,
and by the NJ Industrial Union Council’s “Solidarity
Singers.” George Mann (georgemannmusic.org), who presents concerts that are
part sing-along and part history lesson, will return, accompanied by
Marty Confurius and Al Podber. And, Annamaria Stefanelli, lyric
soprano, will sing opera arias that were popular among immigrant
In addition, The Still Family Saga: Seeking
Freedom exhibit by artist Mark Priest officially opens and
will be on view at the Museum from May 1st through August 18th, 2023.
These programs are made possible in part by a grant
administered by the Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council from
funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark is a learning environment
dedicated to the study of working people and immigrants. The
museum is located at 83 Norwood Street in Haledon, New
Jersey. Its hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9AM-5PM
and the museum is open to visitors Wednesday through Saturday from
1-4PM or by appointment. Groups are welcome by
appointment. For further information, please visit the museum's
website www.labormuseum.net, contact the museum at (973)
595-7953 or email email@example.com
2 -- Morris County
7:30 PM on
May 2nd, at the American Legion Hall (700 Newark Pompton Tpke,
Pequannock, NJ 07444).
Pequannock Township Historical Society is hosting a workshop on Historical
Societies—Creating Missions, Visions and Long-Range Plans. This is a workshop by Pary Tell of the League of Historical Societies
of New Jersey.
Mission, Vision and Long-Range Plan"—Your mission is the
heart of your organization. Is it clear and concise? Do your
Board and your members know exactly what you are all about? Do
you know where you are headed? This workshop will cover these basic
documents that are critical for the success of any organization.
historical societies and interested parties are welcome to attend and bring your questions!
May 3 -- Ocean County
spring with our Spring Victorian Tea at the Mathis House.
popular demand, our Spring Victorian Tea will be
offered on Wednesday, May 3, at 11:00 AM at the Mathis House
Tearoom at 600 Main Street in Toms River. Guests may look forward to
the ever-delicious scones, yummy tea sandwiches, and scrumptious
mini-desserts that accompany generous pots of fine tea as they chat
with friends in the historical elegance of this stately home. The
cost is $40 for members and $45 for non-members.
Be sure to
make your reservation starting at 10:00 AM on March 20 by
calling 732-286-3693. Checks should be made out and mailed to Ocean
County Historical Society, 26 Hadley Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753
within one week of phone reservation, with Attention: Deb in
the bottom left-hand corner of the envelope.
May 4 to Sunday, May 7 -- Essex County
and Heirloom Tomato Sale
& Historic YWCA
Road, Montclair NJ, 07042
Herb Sale is back! Visit the Montclair History Center’s Orange
Road site and pick up unique, organic herbs for your garden. We will
continue to offer a selection of heirloom tomatoes in addition to our
Thursday, May 4th, from 9 am to 8 pm; Friday, May 5th, from 9 am to 5 pm;
Saturday, May 6th, from 9 am to 3 pm; Sunday, May 7th, from 9 am to 3 pm
or until we sell out.
5 -- Cape May County
Black Footprints on White Sand
Save the Date!
This illuminating presentation will take place on Friday, May 5 at
the Cape May Stage.
Cape May MAC and hosted by Cape May Stage, "Black Footprints on
White Sand" is an eye-opening presentation given by activist
Chase Jackson. During the Jim Crow era, the very idea of African
Americans enjoying leisure spaces alongside whites was a challenge
because it implied equality. Out of necessity, African American
activists and businesspeople created their own beach communities.
“Black Footprints on White Sands: Historical African American Beaches
and Resorts” explores the past and provides an update on where the
imprints touch down now and why.
this presentation, two works by local artist Chanelle René will be
displayed and for sale at this event. The two paintings are part of
René's "Grant Street Beach" Series, which depicts the
segregated beach of Cape May, New Jersey. Working from René's own
family photographs and those of other Black families, these works
depict joyful everyday moments of African American beachgoers in Cape
May, from the 1920s through the 1960s. Each work explores the
complexity and nuance of the human spirit while celebrating
generations of Black beachgoers as they transition from segregation
to making Grant Street Beach a tradition of choice.
the Presenter: Chase Jackson is an arts administrator and a
community arts activist, serving as the Executive Director of the
Ocean City Arts Center. She is an accomplished storyteller, producer,
director, actor, and blues belter. She is on the steering committee
of the Creating Change Network, a program hosted by New Jersey
Theatre Alliance and ArtPride New Jersey that aims to build a more
equitable, just, and anti-racist arts community in New Jersey.
This lecture will take place on
Friday, May 5, at 7 p.m. and will be hosted by Cape May Stage. Tickets are available here.
For more information visit capemaymac.org or call 609-884-5404.
sought for Flea Market, June 2 and 3 -- Ocean County!
LACEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY FLEA MARKET
2 and Saturday, June 3rd from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
event takes place at the Old Schoolhouse Museum located at 126 South
Main Street, right behind Mrs. Walker’s Ice Cream Parlor. Enjoy free
tours through the museum on Saturday, from 10-2:00.
tables are still available by emailing Laceyhistorical@gmail.com.
For more info call Steve, (215) 287-5552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
setup begins at 7:00 am. Table space is currently available for $25
or bring your own table and the fee is $20. Thanks in advance
for your interest as well as supporting the Lacey Historical Society.
16 -- Sussex County
THE COLONEL HENRY RYERSON CIVIL WAR
Proudly Announces Its
18th ANNUAL ROUND TABLE DINNER!
The Carriage House, 470 U.S.-206, Branchville, NJ, 07826 (Overlooking
Culver Lake) https://thecarriagehousenj.com/ - 973-948-2141
Tuesday, May 16, 2023, Time: 6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
your reservations now! Come join the fun and enjoy a
delicious sit-down dinner at The Carriage House in the large dining
room overlooking beautiful Culver Lake! Relish the camaraderie
of your fellow Civil War enthusiasts! Our special dinner guest
speaker will be renowned historian and actor Patrick Falci!!!!
played General A.P. Hill in the movie Gettysburg, also acted
as historical advisor for that film and for Gods and Generals. In
addition to supplying historical research and photos of the era for
the films, he scouted locations in Maryland and took director Ron
Maxwell on a tour of Civil War battlefields and sites. He portrayed
Rough Rider #2 in Tom Berenger’s Rough Riders and served as
Jeff Shaara’s historical advisor for several of his Civil War books.
has spoken at many Civil War Round Tables throughout the country and
has been given the Fort A.P. Hill Commander’s Award for Excellence
four times, the U.S. Army M.D. of DC Commanding General’s Award and
the SUV Commander’s Award for Excellence. He’s also an honorary
Colonel of the state of Kentucky. Before he became the face of
Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill 30 years ago, he was a re-enactor with the 14th Tennessee
Archer’s Brigade. He is a lifetime member of the American Battlefield
Trust and was a 3-time president of the Civil War Round Table of New
York. He has given a program called The Life and Times of the Civil
War Soldier for schools and historical organizations for many
years. He was also a keynote speaker at Grant’s Tomb for their annual
January, he was selected by the family of General A.P. Hill to give
the eulogy at the reinterment of the General’s body in his hometown
of Culpeper, VA.
Patrick will entertain us with the story and photos of the making of
the movie, including research, casting, and filming!
TICKETS: $35.00 Includes tax and
gratuity. (Advance Ticket Purchase Required). The served meal
includes mesclun salad with tomatoes and cucumbers, choice of chicken
francaise (a lightly battered tender chicken breast served with lemon
butter sauce) OR fettuccine prima vera in vodka sauce, an apple strudel
dessert, and coffee. A cash bar will be open.
will have to choose their entrée ahead of time from this list: 1)
chicken francaise , 2) fettuccine prima vera.
be purchased by making out the slip below and mailing it along with a
check made out to the “Colonel Henry Ryerson Civil War Round Table”
to the address listed on the slip. Checks must be received by
be given out when you arrive at the dinner. Extra Special Door Prize and
Book raffle! Note: The Dinner will take the place of the regular
Cut Here and
Tickets: ____________ @ $35.00 each.
Selection: Chicken Francoise ___ Fettuccine Prima Vera______
ENCLOSE CHECK AND SLIP, AND MAIL TO: Colonel Henry Ryerson Civil War
Round Table, c/o Jeff Chandler, 11 Dales Crossing Road, Wantage, NJ
questions regarding the Dinner Meeting, please contact Jennifer
during the day at 201-320-5989.
May 1 to
August 26 -- Passaic County
The Still Family Saga: Seeking
Freedom exhibit by Mark Priest on view at The American Labor
Haledon, New Jersey – The American Labor
Museum/Botto House National Landmark proudly exhibits
Family Saga: Seeking Freedom by Mark Priest from Monday,
May 1st through Saturday, August 26th, 2023. The general public is cordially invited
to attend the Museum’s Annual May Day Festival, also on May 1st, 2023, and beginning at 7PM.
Mark Priest's exhibition
focuses on the Underground Railroad. William Still, well-known
abolitionist and writer of firsthand narratives of freedom seekers,
was in his office writing the account of a man named Peter. This
man purchased his freedom after enduring 49 years as a slave. As
he told his story, William Still realized, to his amazement, that
they were brothers. This body of work contains drawings and paintings
that depict the arduous journey to freedom for Peter Still and his
one exhibited painting entitled Sydney's Choice, an
enslaved woman named Sydney Still is depicted. She was forced by
the owner of Edmonson's Reserve to escape to freedom. She had to
choose between saving from enslavement either her two young sons or
her two little daughters.
Priest is a narrative painter and draughtsman who has developed
multiple series of bold, vivid, and dramatic works of art. He has
exhibited widely and currently teaches fine art at the University of
Louisville. Learn more about Mark Priest’s art work by
This program is made possible
in part by a grant administered by the Passaic County Cultural and
Heritage Council from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council
on the Arts.
The Botto House National
Landmark, headquarters of the American Labor Museum, is located at 83
Norwood Street in Haledon, NJ. It was the meeting place for over
20,000 silk mill workers during the 1913 Paterson Silk
Strike. The Museum offers a free lending library, restored
period rooms, changing exhibits, museum store, Old World Gardens,
educational programs and special events. The Museum's hours of
operation are Monday through Friday, 9AM-5PM. Visitors are welcome
Wednesday through Saturday from 1PM-4PM and at other times by
appointment. For further information about the Museum, visit www.labormuseum.net.
May 6 -- Hunterdon County
Anniversary Celebration Concert
St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 98 Sky Manor Road, Pittstown, NJ 08867
Join Anne and
Ridley for a joyful celebration of 300 years of the St. Thomas
Episcopal Church. They will perform their program called Music of the
American Colonies singing songs of the American Revolution, drinking
songs, 18th-century love songs, songs of the seas, and much more from
the American Colonies. Learn some 18th-history and welcome in the
Time: 2:00 PM
May 6 -- Somerset County
“North Sea Gas” concert
Arts Center, English barn at 450 King George Road, Basking Ridge, NJ
Saturday, May 6, at 7 PM
Township: Farmstead Arts
is very pleased to present North Sea Gas, one of Scotland’s most
popular folk bands, on Saturday, May 6 at 7pm.
TICKETS: $35 online in advance; $40
after May 1st. Tickets are available at http://farmsteadarts.eventbrite.com or cash only at the door.
years and stronger than ever! “North Sea Gas” is a highly
entertaining Scottish folk band who have an ever-growing fan base
ranging through all age groups thus giving the “Gas” shows a wonderful
atmosphere and universal appeal. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki,
Harmonica, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humor are all part of
the entertainment. They have received Gold and Silver Disc awards
from the Scottish Music Industry Association and regularly have sold
out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and around the world.
and their albums, consist of traditional, contemporary and
self-penned material put together, in a style all their own, along
with their humor and story-telling. This proves popular during their
regular tours of Scotland, America, Canada, Germany, Austria,
Estonia, Turkey, and many other destinations both in and outside of
their home in Scotland. Every year there are appearances on TV and
Radio on both sides of the Atlantic including “Late Night Saturday,”
“Wood songs Old Time Radio Hour,” and “Song of the Mountains” shown
on select PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) TV stations in the
U.S. In the past, the band recorded for Chinese television with
an estimated audience of 800 million, played in Istanbul, Turkey for
the British Consulate, and recently had the honor of performing at
the famous Rosslyn Chapel.
to regular tours at home and abroad, they have taken their show to
theatres, arts centers, colleges, schools, libraries, and community
halls around the world. Touring, and seeing their native Scotland and
other parts of the world, is something the band really enjoys.
takes place in an actual barn (no heat or air conditioning). Please
information can be found at https://farmsteadartscenter.org/fa-home/events/concerts/
contacting the Farmstead at 908.636.7576 or by email: email@example.com
May 6 -- Hunterdon County
Historical Society Holds Tag Sales
Saturday, May 6, 8 AM-4PM
Oldwick Carriage House, 5 James St., Oldwick, 08858
Historical Society will participate in the 8th annual Oldwick Town
Sale sponsored by the Zion Evangelical Lutheran ChurThe
society will sell quality items, which are clean and in working
operation. Antiques, furniture, art works, chinaware, dishes,
crystal, silver, housewares, garden items, costume jewelry and linens
will be among the available merchandise.
Historical Society is a New Jersey not-for-profit corporation,
organized for the purpose of furthering research into, and the
preservation and dissemination of, the history of the Township of
Tewksbury. The Society requests donations of documents, records
and small artifacts related to Tewksbury’s History for its
interested in volunteering at Society functions may call 908-832-6734
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 6 -- Mercer County
Eating Clubs Tours
Our popular walking tour of
Princeton's Eating Clubs is back! On April 15 or May 6,
join author Clifford Zink on a stroll down historic Prospect Avenue.
Learn about the architecture, origins, and development of the sixteen
Classical and Gothic-style clubhouses, which date from 1895 to
1928. Each tour includes a visit inside of one of the
Click to buy tickets for May 6 at 10:00 AM
May 6 -- Ocean County
An Appraisal Fair
Presented by Lacey Historical Society, 126 South Main Street in Forked River, (Old Schoolhouse Museum, Route 9, behind Mrs. Walker's Ice Cream Shop)
ever wondered how much that keepsake, family heirloom, or antique
gathering dust is worth? Now you can find out when the Lacey
Township Historical Society hosts Marilyn Melega & Company from
Old and New Legacies on Saturday, May 6th, from 10:00am to
2:00pm. Admission is only $5.00 at the door and will
include a tour of the museum and the appraisal of one
item. Additional items may be appraised for $5.00 each with a
limit of three pieces.
Should you have questions regarding this fundraiser
call 609-971-0467 and leave a clear message. No reservation
needed. Email: Laceyhistorical@gmail.com
May 6 -- Hunterdon County
HCHS Book Sale
Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
in front of the Doric House Museum, 114 Main St., Flemington.
County Historical Society will host a spring book sale. The
sale features a variety of histories and biographies, along with an
eclectic collection of rare and unusual books and some popular
favorites. You’ll find a treasure trove of books about townships and
counties in New Jersey and various state histories. Also available
are biographies, first editions, books on U.S. history including the
American Revolution and the Civil War, first editions, and
reproductions of historic maps and posters.
or personal check only. All proceeds will benefit the nonprofit
HCHS’s mission to preserve, protect and share Hunterdon County’s
7 -- Ocean County
“The Traditions of Healing Music,” by
Sunday, May 7th at 2:00 PM
Ocean County Historical Society, 26 Hadley Avenue, Toms River, NJ
many societies and cultures have deemed music to be very powerful. It
can affect all aspects of our life—to include being used to aid in
relaxation, and even to help the sick and dying. In this program, you
will learn about the different types of music that have historically
been used, and can still be used, for different situations in our
Leigh is a Certified Music Practitioner who uses music to help
patients in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted livings, and private
homes. She personally plays the small harp and the Appalachian
Mountain Dulcimer. She has been performing and teaching traditional
folk music across the northeast coast since the early 1990s, to
include previous visits to the Ocean County Historical Society, and
at Allaire Historic Village.
for this free program, send your name, zip code, email address, and
the date of the program (May 7) to email@example.com.
this is our last lecture prior to our summer break, we will, as a
special treat, feature a display of some musical
artifacts from our collections! Arrive a little early or plan to stay
a little late to enjoy these.
7 -- Virtual
HOW A GUITAR WORKS
MAY 7TH at 7pm
Have you ever
wondered how guitars make those wonderful sounds? From the earliest
guitars to today’s screaming electric monsters, this Illustrated
Lecture explains in simple terms how these works of art (that can
create art) function. The program also covers the creation of one of
the strangest custom guitars you may have ever seen! Robert Kaplafka
will share this informative talk.
7 -- Hunterdon County
Hector -- Black Heroic Revolutionary War Soldier
Sunday, May 7, 1:00 pm –
clicking: Meet Ned Hector or contact the museum by email or
phone. (Reservations are highly recommended.)
Come back in
time to the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead and meet Ned Hector,
Revolutionary War Soldier. Edward
“Ned” Hector, a free black man, bombardier, wagoner, soldier,
teamster, and patriot interpreted by Noah Lewis, will come alive for
a dramatic presentation of true “storytelling”. He will talk about
his journey in the American Revolution. Private Hector participated
in the Battles of Brandywine, PA, and Germantown, PA, and was noted
for his courage during the retreat from Brandywine.
Noah Lewis has been interpreting Ned
Hector since 1996, and is the author of the book, “Edward ‘Ned’
Hector, Revolutionary War Hero - Time Traveler,” published by Author
House in 2005.”
program is free, but donations are appreciated. Registration is
recommended and can be accessed through the link on our homepage, www.readingtonmuseums.org, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 908-236-2327. GPS
location: 114 Dreahook Road Lebanon NJ.
7 -- Burlington County
Sundays at Peachfield: Princeton’s Clarke Family
7, 2023, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
person, free for members of the Friends of Peachfield, 180 Burrs
Road, Westampton, NJ 08060
Register at peachfield.org
Part of the
monthly lecture series at Peachfield, the First Sunday Series in May
will feature William Krakower of the Princeton Battlefield State
Park, who will share the history of Princeton’s Clarke family and
their infamous legacy in the state.
7 -- Middlesex County
Fair & Spring Picnic
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cranbury-Millstone Park, 86 Old Trenton Rd, Cranbury, NJ 08512
of the 1713 East
Jersey Cottage is nearly restored. The Cranbury Historical &
Preservation Society plans to celebrate the completion of the initial
phase of restoration while acknowledging the building’s significance
in the American Revolution. In collaboration with the Cranbury
Chamber of Commerce, CHPS will sponsor a Colonial Fair at the 1713
East Jersey Cottage site.
The Sons of
the American Revolution and BSA Troop 52 will open the celebration
with the presentation of colors. Mayor Ferrante will share opening
remarks. Colonial music and food vendors will be available throughout
the afternoon. Colonial games will occur on the fields. Vincent and
Ann Bodine, owners of the cottage during the American Revolution,
will share their story during the day.
Historical & Preservation Society will share the story of the
1713 East Jersey Cottage. Liberty Tea will be served. An earlier
family bike tour is scheduled to start at Millstone Park at 10am and
will finish by the time of the fair’s opening. Invite your
family and friends and bring a chair or a picnic blanket! Enjoy our
park, our history, the festivities, and our wonderful community!
activities include:Free raffle for a Cranbury Historical &
Preservation Society Throw / Book Signing by Dr. John Chambers /
Native American Artifacts Display / Demonstration by Basket Weaver /
Herb Sale & Barn Wood Crafts / Wood Craft & Tools Display /
Antique & Crafts Shoppes / American Girl Table / Colonial Cut-out
Boards for Photos.
7 -- Camden County
Rule and Resistance to Atomic Bomb Testing
Sunday, May 7, 11:20 AM
Friends Meeting, 47 Friends Avenue, Haddonfield NJ
Willoughby, daughter of the late George and Lillian Willoughby, will
speak about her father’s participation as a member of the Golden
Rule crew as it attempted to prevent the US from testing an atomic
bomb in the Marshall Islands, as well as her parents’
participation in protests and civil disobedience against
with Veterans For Peace and project manager for the Golden Rule, and
several members of the current crew will also join us to talk about
ongoing efforts to ban nuclear weapons and other peace issues.
welcome for worship 10-11 AM or after 11 AM for the presentation,
which will begin at 11:20 AM.
wooden ketch is visiting the Delaware Valley May 9-14 as part of a
15-month voyage around the eastern half of the USA, making 100
ports-of-call. The Golden Rule is a
national project of Veterans For Peace.
7 -- Union County
UTHS Hosts Richie King, Railroad
Sunday, May 7, at 2 pm
Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, 888 Stuyvesant Avenue, Union
Rahway Valley Railroad was a small, colorful rail line that operated
in Roselle Park, Kenilworth, Union, Springfield, Summit, and
Maplewood for much of the last century. For the past several
years, author and historian Richie King has researched everything he
can about this little railroad.
On the Union Township Historical Society will
host "Humor on the RVRR." In his program King will
share the more amusing side of the Rahway Valley through laughable
anecdotes, harrowing tales, and sardonic letters he's collected. The
audience will learn about a lazy conductor, kids of the railroad, the
tale of the engineer’s ill-fated pie, a firebug, calamities with
cars, and much more—and will surely let out a laugh or two.
is a lifelong resident of Union and is now a Parts Business Analyst
for Volvo Car USA, LLC. A published author, his third book on
the Rahway Valley will be released later this year and can be
preordered at https://store.garbelypublishing.com/rahwayvalley3/. King also serves as President
of the Tri-State Railway Historical Society of Morristown.
will be served. Admission to the event is free. For more
information, please call 908-591-4377.
7 -- Warren County
Shippen Manor’s opening day of the season
Sunday, May 7, 2023 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Tours of the
main floor begin at 1 p.m. and the final tour of the day begin at
3:30 p.m. Please visit our website (Warren200.com) for programming
information, programming calendar for 2023, parking, accessibility
and more. Admission is free. Family friendly. If you have any
questions, please contact Gina at (908) 453-4381.
8 -- Atlantic County
The Atlantic County Historical
Society will show a video on
The History of Linwood
and Its Schools
created by Linwood historian Carolyn
Monday, May 8th, at 6:30pm
907 Shore Road Somers Point
Free admission. Refreshments.
Pictured: Belhaven School ~ built 1908
History: Children’s Colonial Day Camp Week
2023, 9:00am –
camper, with sibling discounts available
180 Burrs Road, Westampton, NJ 08060
opens April 1, 2023, see peachfield.org for more details
ages 6-12, this unique colonial camp is held on the beautiful grounds
of Peachfield, the 18th century colonial revival house and farm
property owned by the NSCDA-NJ. The camp will focus on the everyday
life of children in the colonial era. Participants will learn to cook
in an open hearth, care for and harvest native plants, dye fabrics,
play colonial era games, work with farm animals, practice cursive
calligraphy and more!