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. During his career, he has released two solo albums and eleven studio albums with his band, which to date have sold over 130 million albums worldwide.. In 2010, President Barack Obama named Jon Bon Jovi to the White House Council for Community Solutions.
The NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife is pleased to make a coloring book available. Click bears.
Love Animals. Please Don't Eat Them.
Listen to NJ born Paul Simon sing "Graceland."
NJ born Bon Jovi..."Who Says You Can't Go Home?"
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
Born: August 22, 1934-December 27, 2012
From Trenton, NJ
Francis Albert Sinatra
Born: December 12, 1915 , in Hoboken, New Jersey Died: May 14, 1998 in 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 daughters at their NJ farm sanctuary Bufflehead Farm.
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 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)
State Bird: Eastern Goldfinch
Jon Bon Jovi
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 OriginDeal, New Jersey