Welcome to NASW’s tenative Schedule of Events for 2013! More information will be added as it becomes available.
April 27th - IEEE South Jersey Robot Challenge
9:00 am – 2:00 pm, approximately 20-30 robots will compete
May 7th – Feasting on History
Historic Cold Spring Village’s Annual Restaurant Gala Enjoy signature entrees from South Jersey’s most popular restaurants.
**Three Tuesdays in June - Free Historic Lecture Series @ 7PM
June 4th - Peter Fantacone
“WWII Veteran recalls Bloody Day at Normandy”, followed by Q&A
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a first-hand account detailing the Invasion of Normandy. Mr. Peter Fantacone, 87, of Mays Landing, NJ, is a World War II veteran who participated in the invasion of Normandy during D-Day. He will recount his experience serving as a U.S. Navy sailor in Coast Guard Flotilla 4/10 aboard one of 18 landing craft infantry ships (LCIs). Twelve of the eighteen LCIs were run by all Coast Guard crews and landed troops on the infamous Omaha Beach 69 years ago. All of the crewmembers aboard Fantacone’s LCI 492 survived D-Day; however, only three of the men are still alive to tell the story of D-Day. His presentation will give you pause as you reflect on the courage of great Americans that had fallen and the honor of those who live to tell the story.
Dr. Geoffrey Rassano. *Special Lecture during American Pride Days –
11 am “Stalking the U-Boat & 1 pm “Hero of the Angry Sky”
A graduate of Tufts University and the University of North Carolina, Geoffrey L. Rossano is an instructor of history at the Salisbury School in Salisbury, CT. He is the author/editor of many books including: “Stalking the U-Boat: U.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War I” (winner of the 2010 Roosevelt Prize in Naval History); and his newest ”Hero of the Angry Sky” draws on the unpublished diaries, correspondence, informal memoir and other personal documents of the U.S. Navy’s only flying “ace” of World War I to tell his unique story.
June 18th- Joan Berkey
Images of America US Coast Guard Training Center at Cape May, Lecture, Book Signing, and Q&A
Joan is a historic preservation consultant and architectural historian who lives in Cape May County and has resided in southern New Jersey for more than 40 years. Since obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Historic Preservation from Goucher College (Towson, MD), she has worked for an architectural firm specializing in historic preservation, was past executive director of Preservation New Jersey, and served on the board of the New Jersey Historic Trust. Ms. Berkey has also worked for National Trust for Historic Preservation, the New Jersey Historic Trust, and several South Jersey counties and municipalities. She is the author of Early Architecture of Cape May County: The Heavy Timber Frame Tradition (Cape May County Historical and Genealogical Society, 2008), Naval Air Station Wildwood (Arcadia, 2010) and US Coast Guard Training Center at Cape May (Arcadia, 2012). She and her husband restored the ca. 1790 Thomas (Jr.) and Zilpah Ludlam House in Dennis Township/Cape May County and their restoration received an Award of Excellence from the DEP/State Historic Preservation Office in 2010.
June 25th- Ken Kula
“Warbirds around the World”, followed by Q&A
Ken is a writer & photographer. After graduating college Ken started a 30 year Air Traffic Control (ATC) career and began to travel extensively to air shows and events around the world. Between his ATC career and his passion for aviation photography, Ken has amassed a group of stories and pictures that he’ll share with you to convey some of the historic moments that he’s been fortunate to take part in from the 1980s through today.
June 8th - 9am - Runway 5K Run & Fun Walk
Cape May County’s newest & most unique event for 2013! With the cooperation of the Delaware River & Bay Authority (operators of the Cape May Airport), the airport will temporarily close to air traffic to allow runners and walkers this unique opportunity to compete on the runway!
June 10th-12th – American Pride Days, featuring B-17 fly-in
In partnership with the Yankee Air Museum. B-17 walk-through tours included with regular admission! Flights on the B-17 “Yankee Lady” are available, please call Dave Wright (734-483-4030 ext. 236) to book a reservation. B-17 will be at the museum all day June 10, 11, 12! Special guest speakers include: Geoffrey Rossano (Tue. June 11, 2013).
July 8th – 12th- 2013 Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy Week-long day camp teaching students ages 12-17 “STEM” skills: (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) while exploring careers in the aviation industry! Sold out in 2010, 2011 & 2012! 2013 Registration is OPEN! For info contact Bruce Fournier 886-8787 firstname.lastname@example.org
July 15th – 19th- 2013 Explorers Academy Week-long half-day camp teaching students ages 9-11 “STEM” skills: (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) while exploring careers! Sold out in 2012! Registration is OPEN! For info contact Bruce Fournier 886-8787 email@example.com
August 30 – September 2 - 17th Annual AirFest
Featuring WWII aircraft: B-24 Liberator, B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell, P-51Mustang and other “Flyin” aircraft. Vendors, exhibitors, music, food, and much more. For flight reservations call 800-568-8924 or visit www.collingsfoundation.org
September 21 - USO Style Big Band Dance & Concert
Back by popular demand, NASW’s 40′s style dance at Hangar #1! 7 pm – 11 pm* Enjoy Swing/Ballroom/Samba dancing and lessons from professional dance instructor, Tom Cupp. Dancers of all levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. The museum will be decorated for this special event and NASW would like you to join us dressed in the 1940′s era! Prizes will be given for best dressed, best couple, and best dance in the “Swing Circle!” Enjoy Walt Wagner & the Serenaders Big Band, a wooden dance floor, raffle, food, and fun! (*Band to 10 pm, music until 11 pm)
Please contact Bruce Fournier at 609-886-8787 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
*Schedule and Dates are tentative; please call prior to your arrival