Fall is Coming to Historic Pitman NJ, Here’s What’s Going on!

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United Methodist Communities in Pitman, New Jersey, is truly integrated into the life of this historic town. Located near the bustling Philadelphia and Rowan University, Pitman is a quaint town that will remind you of a Hallmark holiday movie. The first buildings in Pitman, dating all the way back to 1871, were doll-like summer houses for Methodists who wanted to escape Philadelphia’s crazy city life. This area is well-known today as Pitman Grove, and is listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places.

Pitman’s shopping district, located next to the Grove, is home to the historic Broadway Theatre of the vaudeville era. Although theater performances are postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19, there’s still safe entertainment scheduled for this upcoming fall season in Pitman!  

Visitors will find a variety of restaurants, bakeries, boutiques, breweries, wineries, live music, parks, and more in the shopping district (Uptown Pitman), all easily accessible by a short walk or free shuttle from UMC at Pitman.

Some exciting, COVID-19 aware events are coming to Pitman this fall! 

Upcoming Fall Events in Pitman, NJ

  • Fourth FridaysWhen: Fourth Friday of the month (all year round) from 6-9pm
    Where: 44-98 S. Broadway, Pitman, NJ 08071
    About: Come visit the best mom and pop shops along Broadway while enjoying live music, awesome vendors, and great outdoor dining. Many noteworthy shops like A Touch of Ireland, A Fresh Start Salads and Sandwiches, Chloe’s Crème Puffs, Alaura’s Kitchen and Candy, and more are open and operating under recommended CDC guidelines during COVID-19. 
  • Tenzy FrenzyWhen: September 13-19 from 7am–10pm
    Where: 44-98 S. Broadway, Pitman, NJ 08071
    About: Now more than ever, it’s important to shop small and support small businesses. Spending just $10 a week in the local shops will make a difference to whether Uptown Pitman thrives or not. According to the event page, “If each household diverted just $10 of spend from online to local shops, it would bring in an extra $1.8 million into our local economy in just a year’s time. That’s a remarkable difference!” The Tenzy Frenzy is a big celebration of Pitman’s unique collection of shops that will be offering $10 deals and more! Click here to RSVP. 
  • BBQ at the Neck of the WoodsWhen: Friday, September 11 from 4–9 pm
    Where: 614 Lambs Road, Suite 7, Pitman, NJ 08071
    About: Neck of the Woods is a local craft brewery that specializes in Hazy IPAs, Sours, Lagers and dark beets. On September 11th, they will be hosting an event where they will serve their local craft beer along with delicious food from Fireman Freddie’s BBQ. In accordance with CDC guidelines, plenty of outdoor seating will be available, as well as take out options. Click here to RSVP.   
  • Harvest Weekends at Heritage Vineyards feat. Live Music & Food TrucksWhen: Every weekend (Saturdays and Sundays) starting September 5 to November 1 from 11am- 5pm
    Where: 480 Mullica Hill Road, Mullica Hill, 08062
    About: Admire the beautiful fall foliage while enjoying wine by the glass, bottle or flight in Heritage Vineyards’ outdoor seating area. Every weekend in September and October, Heritage Vineyards will have live music, food trucks and themed photo areas for social media posts. Over the past few months, it has been their goal to follow CDC guidelines by limiting crowds and maintaining appropriate social distance. Their main concern is the safety of their guests and they take pride in providing an environment where visitors can sit, relax, eat and drink without worry. Click here to reserve your spots now. 

*There is no word yet on if Halloween themed events like Witches of Pitman Shoppe Hop, Hocus Pocus Trivia, Uptown Pitman Costume Contest, and more will be postponed this year due to COVID-19 concerns. For the most up-to-date event information, follow Uptown Pitman’s Facebook page.


Access to Historic Pitman, NJ at United Methodist Communities of Pitman

 Making the transition to assisted living can be an adjustment for sure, but when you retire in a great town like Pitman NJ, our residents find new friends, fun activities, as well as a safe and comfortable living environment. Our assisted living residents will also have access to all the activity the surrounding community offers, through transportation options provided by UMC. 

To find out more about life at UMC Pitman in Gloucester County, or any of our other senior communities across New Jersey, please contact United Methodist Communities and book your visit today. 


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