Learn about the role Allentown played in helping escaped slaves make their way to freedom. John Fabiano, Executive Director of the Monmouth County Historical Commission, will lead this 1 hour walking tour of Allentown past sites believed to have been part of the Underground Railroad. Register below, then meet at Pete Sensi Park at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 19, 2021. FREE
The Allentown Village Initiative (TAVI) invites residents to join it in a special effort to patronize local small businesses. Register below to receive a weekly email highlighting our community’s great shops and restaurants (copies of the weekly bulletins can be seen below), The email will showcase unique products, services and specials offered by entrepreneurs throughout Allentown and Upper Freehold. There is no charge to participate.
It’s no secret that many small businesses -- which form the economic backbone of our neighborhood -- are struggling during the pandemic. A simple and easy way to help these businesses survive is to participate in TAVI Town Specials. Together we can support our community and each other – So register to participate today!
Welcome to the Great Christmas Light Driving Tour. We hope you enjoy driving by homes in our community decked out for the holiday season! TAVI will continue to update the map throughout the month of December. Feel free to register in the post below to be added to the map, and of course, check back so that you can visit all of the “new additions.” We wish you all a very happy, healthy and safe holiday season.
The Allentown Village Initiative (TAVI) is pleased to present the 2020 “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, 2020 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 December 4, 2020. 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.
Congratulations to Greg Colen, Brandon Houle, and Patricia Brown for winning the prizes for the Great Allentown Scavenger Hunt! Thanks to all who participated and made this event a success!
Join in the fun of TAVI's Great Allentown Scavenger Hunt by sending an email with your name, address, and number of participants to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once your email is received you will be registered as a participant and will receive clues and instructions on how to complete the hunt. Register before August 30, 2020. The Great Allentown Scavenger Hunt ends at midnight on August 31, 2020. Everyone who finds all 29 sites and emails us back (as explained in the instructions you will receive when you register) will be entered into our prize drawing.
Participation is FREE! We are very grateful for any donation to support this and other TAVI projects for our community.