New Jersey Week for the Animals
July 22-30, 2017!
William Alexander "Bud" Abbott
(1895 – 1974) was an American actor, producer and comedian.
He is best remembered as the straight man of the comedy team of Abbott and Costello, with Lou Costello. ~Born in Asbury Park
His sidekick Lou Costello came into the world as Louis Francis Cristillo 11 years later in Paterson. They first teamed up in vaudeville in the 1930s. It was a pairing determined by fate.
Listen to Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen
Listen to "Paul Simon born October 13, 1941 in Newark, NJ.
Visit Bruce Springsteen website
The state animal of New Jersey is the horse (Equus caballus). The U.S. Equestrian Team headquarters are in New Jersey. After signing the law to officially designate the horse as New Jersey's state animal in 1977, Governor Byrne said:
"The founding fathers of our state thought so highly of the horse that they included it in our state seal. Today there are 4,654 horse farms in New Jersey, of which 888 raise racing horses. The Horse industry makes a contribution to the preservation of green acres at a time when great demands are being made for the preservation of our land."
Michael McCarthy and his classmates at Our Lady of Victories School in Harrington Park and to James Sweetman of Freehold NJ...... It is because of their efforts that the horse is now the State Animal of New Jersey."
“I believe in you and me.
I'm like Albert Schweitzer, Bertrand Russell and Albert Einstein in that I have a respect for life--in any form.
I believe in nature, in the birds, the sea, the sky, in everything I can see or that there is real evidence for. If these things are what you mean by God, then I believe in God.”
~Frank Sinatra, born in Jersey City
Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., March 2, 1962 in NJ) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the founder, occasional rhythm guitarist, and lead singer of rock band Bon Jovi, which was named after him. To date have sold over 130 million albums worldwide..
The NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife is pleased to make a coloring book available. Click bears.
Love Animals. Please Don't Eat Them. Go Veggie!
Einstein taught at Princeton.
Irwin Allen Ginsberg born June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997 American poet of Jewish origin, and one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the counterculture that soon would follow.
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen
Born: September 23, 1949 ) Freehold, NJ
Born June 22, 1949 Summit, New Jersey
General Norman Schwarzkopf
August 22, 1934-December 27, 2012
From Trenton, New Jersey
Francis Albert Sinatra
Born: December 12, 1915 ,
in Hoboken, NJ
Died: May 14, 1998 Los Angeles, CA
The night after Sinatra's death, the lights on the Empire State Building in New York City were turned blue.
Jon Stewart & wife Tracey with children at their NJ farm sanctuary Bufflehead Farm. Click to read more.
Entered the Union: December 18, 1787
Origin of Name: from the British Channel Isle of Jersey
State Nickname: Garden State
State Tree: Red Oak
State Fruit: Blueberry
State Song: "I'm From New Jersey"
State Bird: Eastern Goldfinch
State Motto: Liberty and Prosperity
State Flower: Purple Violet
State Forests: 11 • State Parks: 39
State Mammal: Horse
Famous For: Princeton University, Tourist Resorts
Famous New Jerseyites: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Jerry Lewis (comedians), Edwin Aldrin (astronaut), Aaron Burr (Vice President), Count Basie (jazz), Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen (musicians), William J. Brennan, Antonin Scalia (US Supreme Court), Grover Cleveland (President), Stephen Crane (writer), Albert Einstein (scientist), Richard Nixon (President), H. Norman Schwarzkopf (general), Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Paul Simon (singers), Jack Nicholson, John Travolta, Bruce Willis (actors), many more.
State Bird: Eastern Goldfinch
Jon Bon Jovi
Born March 2, 1962
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Bruce Willis with Bella. Bruce's Alma materMontclair State University
Buzz Aldrin is an American engineer and former astronaut. As the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11, he was one of the first two humans to land on the Moon, and the second person to walk on it.
Born: January 20, 1930 Glen Ridge, NJ
Red Oak is the NJ State Tree
Vivienne Patricia Scialfa Springsteen
BornJuly 29, 1953 Origin Deal, NJ
Jon Stewart & Tracey Stewart purchased Colts Neck NJ property for educational sanctuary.
Born: August 9, 1963
Died: February 11, 2012
Birthplace: Newark, NJ
(w/ his dog 1995)
Born: March 6, 1971
Birthplace: Newark,New Jersey
John Owen Brennan
Former CIA Director
Born September 22, 1955
Jersey City, New Jersey
July 18, 1947
Morristown, New Jersey
Alma materPrinceton University (A.B.)
New Jersey is home to more than 9,071 farms covering 715,057 acres of farmland. The state is among the leaders in many forms of agricultural production. For example, New Jersey ranks: 5th in blueberry production, 3rd in cranberry production, 3rd in spinach, 3rd in bell peppers, 4th in peach production. The state also produces an abundance of tomatoes, corn, apples, strawberries, potatoes, hay, soybeans and nursery stock.
The first balloon flight in America was made by Jean-Pierre Blanchard. On January 9, 1793 he landed a balloon at Deptford, NJ carrying a letter from George Washington (and a dog) .
Jacki Skole is an award-winning journalist and adjunct professor of communication. She launched her journalism career at CNN, first as a news writer, then as a producer in the network’s documentary unit; she’s also produced programs for Animal Planet and HGTV. Jacki has taught media studies at La Salle University, Rider University, and Raritan Valley Community College. http://jackiskole.com/
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”
Doris Duke (November 22, 1912 – October 28, 1993) was an American heiress, socialite, who spent much of her life in NJ. A lover of animals, in particular her dogs and pet camels, in her later years Duke became a wildlife refuge supporter, an environmental conservationist, Left money to her dogs. Click Doris to learn more.