With the reopening of museums throughout New Jersey and eased restrictions on public gatherings, the Northlandz railroad museum and Hunterdon Harmonizers teamed up to offer a free outdoor musical concert Sunday, July 12.
The concert, featuring patriotic songs, was held on the grounds of the 16-acre Northlandz facility, 495 Highway 202, in Flemington, N.J.
The unique pairing of barbershop music with the country’s railroad heritage was the result of the group’s designation as artists-in-residence at the facility.
Although Harmonizer rehearsals since March have been temporarily limited to Zoom gatherings, Northlandz will become their new rehearsal and meeting space once the COVID-19 threat is mitigated.
For now, anyone interested in sitting in on Harmonizers’ friendly and educational evenings on Zoom, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, is invited to call 908-806-6683 or email Sing@njharmonizers.org for guidance.
Northlandz is the world’s largest model railroad museum. The facility and grounds are completely handicap accessible.
The event also celebrated Hunterdon County for recently being named the safest county in America in which to raise children, according to a report from the international nonprofit, Save The Children.
The Hunterdon Harmonizers are a nonprofit organization that performs regularly throughout Central New Jersey. The Harmonizers are funded, in part, by a grant from the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.