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22nd Annual Holiday Model Train Show OPENING RECEPTION

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Woodbridge, New Jersey- The Barron Arts Center Presents The 22nd Annual Holiday Model Train Exhibit.  

Opening Reception Nov, 30   ~   5-7pm.  

On View Dec 1-28, 2012 

Mon – Fri 11am-4pm   Sat & Sun 2-4pm



In the tradition of family exhibitions for the Holiday Season, the Barron Arts Center in Woodbridge, New Jersey will once again host an exhibition of model trains curated by Colonia resident Michael Gelesky. 


The exhibition will officially open on Friday November 30, from 5-7 pm, with a free public reception that coincides with the Woodbridge Township Annual Tree Lighting hosted by Mayor John E. McCormac.  After the opening reception, the exhibition can be viewed Monday through Friday 11 am-4 pm and Saturdays and Sundays 2-4 pm.  Exhibit is available to schools & groups. Call 732-634-0413 to make a reservation.


The display of over 300 feet of track will feature a moving operating playground and three towns including Main Street U.S.A., a small town in the snowy mountains, The Boardwalk with a Ferris Wheel and Tilt-A-Whirl surrounded by an operating monorail.   Eleven different trains will be used in the display with four trains operating at all times.  A girls softball game will be taking place on the softball field, a trailer park and an ice hockey rink will be featured. The layout will be a complete walk-around-display viewed in the round.  Display cases featuring several gauges from N-scale through G-scale will also be on view.


Trains have been a passion for our “Trainman” curator Michael Gelesky since the age of five when he received his first train, a Lionel, from his parents.  To this day, Mike keeps his childhood dream alive in the basement of his home which has been transformed into a train station.  He has train memorabilia such as pictures of classic trains, old railroad stock certificates and a layout to which he is continually adding.


Mike resides in Colonia, New Jersey with his wife Donna-Marie and their two children Stephanie and Justin.


The exhibition will be free to the public but donations are always greatly appreciated.  This event is sponsored by Access Self Storage of Woodbridge located at 135 Amboy Avenue, J.J. Elek Realty Co. located at 117 Main Street, The Woodbridge Township Cultural Arts Commission chaired by Dr. Dolores Capraro Gioffre with the support of  Mayor John E. McCormac.  Director of the Barron Arts Center is Cynthia Knight.  


About the Barron Arts Center – Woodbridge Township’s Center for the Arts


The Barron Arts Center, listed on the national Register of Historic Places, recently celebrated its 130th Anniversary. With the support of the Woodbridge Township Cultural Arts Commission and under the direction of Cynthia Knight, the Barron Arts Center offers programming to the public free of charge.


Donations are appreciated and are essential to the continuation of free quality arts programs and exhibits. In the spirit of giving, The Barron Arts Center will be collecting non-perishable food items for The Mayor’s Food Bank & supplies for The Woodbridge Animal Shelter.


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For more information or directions, please call (732) 634-0413.


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