EarthShare New Jersey (ESNJ) is celebrating the beauty and bounty of New Jersey as part of their 4th annual EarthShare Celebrates NJ event. The festivities feature wine tasting, art in nature exhibit, and an “Experience New Jersey” auction. It will take place at the Laurita Winery in New Egypt, NJ, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, March 26. Twenty-four of the state’s most respected environmental organizations, all members of ESNJ, join in hosting this event, which will feature exciting auctions of environmentally friendly experiences and merchandise.
Wine connoisseurs can enjoy award-winning wine from the Laurita Winery, at their amazing facility. As the premier “green” winery in the state, Laurita takes great pride in the fact that 60% of the facility is from reclaimed sources including the Cherry Hill Race Track, barns across Monmouth and Ocean County, a convent, and Trenton school houses.
Blackwell’s Organic Gelato of Red Bank will tempt your sweet tooth with tasty gelato. Ducky Life Teas of Asbury Park will offer samplings of teas, including Doreen’s Classical Green Chai of which 10% of its proceeds support ESNJ.
The Art in Nature exhibit this year will feature the works of five artists from across the state with images that reach from the Highlands, Pinelands, and wetlands. Bryan Duggan, of Middlesex, has an eye that can capture the simplest, yet most amazing elements of nature. Adrienne Imbimbo, of Lakewood, is a talented photographer with a diverse portfolio of New Jersey’s shore line and more. James Fiorentino, a world renowned portrait painter from Flemington, has a passion for birds of prey and is featuring some of his favorite pieces during the exhibit. James Ferrier, of Avon, has a brush that reveals the beauty all around some of the most well known locations in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Steven Schrenk, of Long Branch, is a talented stone sculptor whose work, inspired by nature’s forms and movement, is exhibited in private residences and businesses across the NY/NJ region. All of the art work will be available for purchase with a percentage donated to support EarthShare New Jersey.
The evening wouldn’t be complete without music. Live entertainment will be provided by Stringzville, a jazz band from the Hopewell area, for the fourth year. The band has been a long supporter of environmental organizations across the state and is thrilled to be back again at EarthShare Celebrates New Jersey.
Experience New Jersey Auction
Tickets cost $40 per person. They may be purchased by cash, check or credit card at www.earthsharenj.org or contact the office at (609) 989-1160 for more information. Advance reservations are recommended, as tickets purchased at the door will be $50.