TAVI presents: The ManalaPans
Register for the clean-up of the Olde Robbins Burial Place, Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 9 a.m
Jazz Ambassadors Come to Allentown - TAVI Hosts Free Concert on September 17, 2022 at 3 pm
Acclaimed as the premier touring jazz big band in the United States, the US Army Field Band’s Jazz Ambassadors will perform a free concert in Allentown, New Jersey on Saturday, September 17, 2022 beginning at 3 pm behind the Allentown United Methodist Church, 23 Church Street, Allentown, NJ. In case of rain, the concert will be held on the same date and time in the Allentown High School Auditorium at 27 High Street, Allentown, NJ 08501.
The band is coming to Allentown at the invitation of The Allentown Village Initiative (TAVI) through its “Allentown Arts” program, a series of performances and exhibits throughout the year designed to highlight the artistry of Allentown and Upper Freehold in the historic setting of the village of Allentown. Allentown Arts is made possible through the generosity of our community as well as a grant from Monmouth Arts, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners.
Established in 1969, the 19 piece Jazz Ambassadors orchestra has performed in all 50 states and around the globe. From Carnegie Hall to London, and now to Allentown New Jersey, the Jazz Ambassadors have brought America’s original art form – jazz – to audiences of all ages. Please bring a chair and join us for a program of favorites. Come early and browse TAVI’s “Makers Market” featuring the creativity of our area’s artisans and small businesses. Make it an afternoon and enjoy a stroll down historic Main Street with its unique shops and restaurants. More information on the band is available at https://www.armyfieldband.com/about/ensembles/jazz-ambassadors.
Visit www.allentownvinj.org for news and information about TAVI’s ongoing community service programs. A volunteer driven, 501(c)(3) organization, TAVI welcomes everyone’s input and participation.
They Came for Freedom – Walking Tour Highlights Underground Railroad in Allentown
Allentown, NJ. Did you know that Allentown New Jersey was a stop on the Underground Railroad? Local historian John Fabiano will tell the amazing story during a free 90 minute walking tour sponsored by The Allentown Village Initiative (TAVI) on Saturday, June 18, 2022 beginning at 10 a.m. in Pete Sensi Park, Main Street Allentown. With Mr. Fabiano’s introduction, “They Came for Freedom” will lead participants past historic homes, shops, cemeteries and landmarks which played a part in helping escaped slaves from the South reach freedom in the North.
A long-time Allentown resident, Mr. Fabiano serves as the Executive Director of the Monmouth
County Historical Commission and is an avid local history expert. He has conducted extensive
research on Allentown history and is a frequent presenter, sharing a wealth of knowledge with
our community. Allentown's Underground Railroad history is unique thanks to documented sources of this activity, which are rare due to the secrecy kept. Please register in advance for a timed tour start at www.allentownvinj.org Registrants will be assigned timed starts in 30 minute intervals beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 18, 2022.
TAVI (The Allentown Village Initiative) is a 501(c)(3) volunteer driven group which is working diligently to improve the quality of life in and around Allentown. Visit www.allentownvinj.org today to learn about – and become a part of -- TAVI’s many ongoing projects.
TAVI Earth Day Cleanup!
Join us for Allentown’s First Annual Daffodil Days – Scroll through the full calendar of events below!
The Allentown Village Initiative (TAVI) is pleased to present the 2021 “Great Christmas Light Driving Tour” for Allentown and Upper Freehold. Residents are invited to register their decorated homes at the TAVI website to be included in an online map of decorated homes in the area. The map will be posted on the website beginning December 1, 2021 and will be updated throughout the month. With activities and travel limited, the Great Christmas Light Driving Tour offers a free, safe way to spread and enjoy some much-needed holiday spirit.
Participants are invited to begin their tour at the McCormicks’ home, located at 153 Route 526, Allentown, NJ 08501. While the McCormicks have been decorating for Christmas for many
years, this year’s completely outdoor, drive-thru display features a Christmas Village, nativity scene, over 100 decorated trees and about 50,000 lights spread over three acres. All are welcome to visit Monday – Thursday, 5-9 pm and Friday – Sunday 5-10 pm beginning in early December (date TBD). There is no charge; canned goods for the Allentown Food Pantry are gratefully accepted.
For more information, please call (609) 208-9991. TAVI wishes everyone a very happy, safe, and healthy holiday season.
Musical Generations in Allentown - TAVI Hosts Free Concert on November 14, 2021 at 3 pm
Allentown, NJ – What do acclaimed jazz pianist Enoch Smith, Jr., Philadelphia Orchestra horn
player Jeff Lang and works by Rossini, Schumann, Attwood and others all have in common?
Allentown New Jersey, of course! Smith and Lang, both Allentown residents, will showcase
their artistry during “Musical Generations” in Allentown Methodist Church on Sunday
November 14, 2021 beginning at 3 pm. Their free concert will bring together faculty and
students of Allentown’s Mill Pond Music Academy for a program spanning diverse musical
styles, all connected to the Allentown community.
It’s an opportunity for residents to enjoy a sampling of Mill Pond Music’s best as part of the
“Allentown Arts” series sponsored by The Allentown Village Initiative (TAVI). Allentown Arts
presents performances and exhibits throughout the year designed to highlight the artistry of
Allentown and Upper Freehold in the historic setting of the village of Allentown. It is made
possible through the generosity of our community as well as a grant from Monmouth Arts, a
partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the Monmouth County Board of
Be sure to join us for a great program. Allentown Methodist Church is located at 23 Church
Street, Allentown, NJ 08501. The concert and parking are free; Donations are always gratefully
accepted. Register to attend today and we’ll even save you a seat!