"VIRTUAL" TWO RIVER RAMBLE to benefit
The Parker Homestead-1665
The Parker Homestead-1665 could not open our doors as scheduled this past April, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We were disappointed to to cancel and/or postpone many of our beloved events or fundraising opportunities, including our Spring Clean-Up, the Annual Point Road School 2nd grade Field Trip and Boy Scout Sleepover. One such event was the Two River Ramble. The 2020 edition, originally scheduled for May, will now take place on Sunday, October 11, 2020.
In 2003 the legendary drummer from The Band, Levon Helm, began hosting a series of concerts at his home in Woodstock, New York. Dubbed “The Midnight Rambles”, the shows featured an all-star house band, led by Levon himself, backing some of the best-known musical artists of our time- Emmylou Harris, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, Phil Lesh- the list goes on.
Inspired by The Midnight Rambles, The Two River Ramble is held annually on the front lawn of the historic Parker Homestead in Little Silver, New Jersey. Like Levon’s shows, the Two River Ramble showcases its house band, Tired Starlings, backing local musicians Regina Goldy, Martin Howth, Renee Maskin and Wishbone.
Postponing this year’s Ramble was a big disappointment. To help get us through to October, our Two River Ramble friends have put together a virtual edition featuring original music from Ramble performers Regina Goldy and Martin Howth. We’ve also got performances from August West, the acoustic alter-ego of Ramble creator and producer Dave Ballard and co-producer Mike DeSantis.
On behalf of The Parker Homestead-1665 and The Two River Ramble, enjoy this virtual concert and if you are able, please click the DONATE NOW button to support The Parker Homestead-1665 so that we can continue with our mission and restoration efforts to welcome visitors of all ages to our site.
We think Parker Homestead is a beautiful, picturesque spot and we welcome you to visit. Bring your smart phone to capture your moments. If you let us know that you are planning to stop by for pictures, we can assure you that there is not an event taking place (you can also check out our upcoming event schedule below).
Professional photographers are asked to contact us if they are planning a photo shoot. There is an hourly fee or a yearly license available with variable costs depending upon the photographer's plan.
Personal or professional we are concerned about the safety of you and your subjects. Please do not climb or pose on farm equipment, be careful walking around (there are sometimes groundhog and chipmunk holes), and please show respect for our “old stuff.” Thank you!
Parker Homestead Barn
The barns on the Parker Homestead property were restored
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Our Dreams for the Future
We increased our programming in 2018 and 2019!
The Parker Homestead is a work in progress, new volunteers
are always welcome.
The Sweet Potato frame was a repaired/rebuilt with a matching grant from Monmouth County Historical Commission. The Sweet Potato frame was repainted in May 2020.
We host several clean-up days throughout the year. Volunteers are welcome to come for the entire morning or just an hour. More hands make light work and we are happy to welcome new faces. We will provide letters for community service hours for high school or college students who need it.