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Events

2024 Memorial Day
2024 Memorial Day

MEMORIAL DAY COMMEMORATION

MONDAY, MAY 27 @ 10:45AM
Municipal Field, 155 Main Street to Memorial Park, 86 Main Street
Beginning at Municipal Field (155 Main Street) & marching to Memorial Park (86 Main Street)

The commemoration will include speeches, musical performances, and at the end a rifle salute.
Rain or shine! In the event of inclement weather the commemoration will move inside to CVFC.

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and was established in 1868 to honor those who died in service of the United States of America. The day is one of solemn remembrance. In keeping with the original intent of Memorial Day, each year the Chester American Legion Post 342 and the Borough of Chester hold a special commemoration for those who gave their all for our country.  In addition to speakers and music, the names of Chester residents who died as active service members are read. A 21-gun salute ends the commemoration.

The event is held on Main Street in Chester Borough at the Larry Maysey Memorial. Sergeant Maysey, a member of the US Air Force 3d Air Rescue and Recovery Group,  was a native son of Chester who was posthumously awarded the Air Force Cross for his actions in rescuing fellow servicemen in Vietnam.

For more information on the Larry Maysey Memorial please visit the Chester Historical Society. The commemoration begins at 11:00 am and all are welcome. Thank you in advance to the Sons of the American Legion, American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, Chester Police, Chester Volunteer Fire Company, Chester First Aid Squad, local Boy & Girl Scout Troops of Chester, and the West Morris Community Band.

ATRIUM ART GALLERY // OPENING RECEPTION // MARGARET COMPTON

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
6-7PM
@ Atrium Art Gallery of Chester, 50 North Road, Chester, NJ

The Atrium Art Gallery of Chester will be hosting their next opening reception on Wednesday, June 5. Join us for a night of culture and fellowship to admire the work of local Margaret Compton. Her work will be on display at the gallery from June through September 2024. The gallery is open Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM, except holidays.

MOVIE @ THE GAZEBO - JUNE

THURSDAY, JUNE 20 @ SUNDOWN
Municipal Field Gazebo, 155 Main Street, Chester, NJ

Join us under the star for a FREE outdoor showing of the family friendly animated movie ELEMENTAL! All ages welcome!! Bring your friends, a chair, and some movie snacks!

In the case of inclement weather follow us on Facebook & Instagram @ChesterRecreation for updates.

CHESTER’S ANNUAL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES BEGINS!

Join us for a FREE concert every THURSDAY from June 27 – August 1 at Municipal Field Gazebo. Grab some takeout from one of our fabulous local restaurants, a comfy outdoor chair or blanket, your music lovin’ friends, and meet us at Municipal Field Gazebo for a rockin’ good time! (No concert July 4th)

Sponsored by The Borough of Chester, Chester Township, Chester Municipal Alliance, & Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27 @ 7PM
Municipal Field Gazebo, 155 Main Street, Chester, NJ

Come together as four lads from across the US rekindle the spirit of yesterday through the music of the world’s most popular band. Don’t miss this epic performance of PreFab4 – the ultimate Beatles tribute band!
THURSDAY, JULY 11 @ 7pm
Municipal Field Gazebo, 155 Main Street, Chester, NJ

The most faux original 80s band!
THURSDAY, JULY 18 @ 7pm
Municipal Field Gazebo, 155 Main Street, Chester, NJ

New Jersey’s hottest country band! This talented group of musicians will perform everything from the hottest New Country hits to beloved Country Classics!
THURSDAY, JULY 25 @ 7pm
Municipal Field Gazebo, 155 Main Street, Chester, NJ

Barry Geller, Larry Feld, Wendy Momtanye, Anthony Birritteri, and Bob Elsholz crank out a diverse mix of classic rock, blues, and soul, great for dancing.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 @ 7pm
Municipal Field Gazebo, 155 Main Street, Chester, NJ

Total Soul performs with the flair of an exciting show! A band complete with front-line choreography, exciting singers, hot horns, and a groovin’ rhythm section!

CHESTER NIGHT OUT

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7 (Rain Date Thursday, AUG 8)
6-8pm festivities; 8-10pm outdoor movie under the stars

Join us for Chester’s annual community-police awareness-raising event with the Chester Police Department, Chester Volunteer Fire Company, Chester First Aid Squad, & The Borough of Chester. We welcome you and your family to join us for a night of fun as we continue to build a community partnership for a safer, better place to live! Festivities will include FREE refreshments, FREE activities, & FREE live demonstrations by our local emergency services! In addition, please join us for a FREE family friendly movie under the stars at sundown!  Bring a cozy blanket, some snacks, and enjoy the show with friends. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates @ChesterRecreation.

MOVIE @ THE GAZEBO

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 @ SUNDOWN
Municipal Field Gazebo, 155 Main Street, Chester, NJ

Join us for a FREE outdoor showing of a family friendly movie under the stars! All ages welcome!! Bring your friends, a chair, and some movie snacks! Check back for more details soon!

ATRIUM ART GALLERY OPENING RECEPTION // HISTORY OF QUILTING IN AMERICA

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15 @ 6-7pm
50 North Road, Chester, NJ 07930

More information coming soon!

CHESTER’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1 @ 5-7pm
Municipal Field Gazebo, 155 Main Street, Chester, NJ

Let the holiday festivities begin! It’s almost time for Chester’s Annual Tree Lighting at Municipal Field Gazebo! Join Chester Recreation & the Municipality of the Borough of Chester on the first Sunday of December for live music by the West Morris Mendham High School Choir & Band, free refreshments donated by local businesses, special appearances by Chester Volunteer Fire Company, Chester, NJ,Chester Police Department, Chester First Aid Squad, & the one and only Santa Claus!!! All are welcome!

CHESTER’S ANNUAL CHANUKAH CELEBRATION

MONDAY, DECEMBER 30 @ 6:30pm
@ Municipal Field Gazebo
155 Main Street, Chester, NJ

We’re getting ready to light up the streets of Chester. Join us at Chester Borough Municipal Field Gazebo to light the menorah and celebrate Chanukah with refreshments and live music! All are welcome!  Hope to see you there!

Sponsored by the Chabad of Mendham & Chester ChabadMendhamChester.org.