10th New Jersey Week for the Animals 
2024 TBA

2024 Dates TBA in accordance with the Governor's Covid19 guidelines.
Our NJ Weeks for the Animals celebrations SO excited to  return!
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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 
 Lou Costello, was an American comedian, actor and producer. He was best known for his double act with Bud Abbott and their routine "Who's on First?". 
Born: March 6, 1906, Paterson, NJ
Died: March 3, 1959 Beverly Hills, CA
 They first teamed up in vaudeville in the 1930s. 

Listen to Paul Simon born  October 13, 1941 in Newark, NJ.
Visit Bruce Springsteen website
The Horse
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
December 12, 1915, Hoboken, NJ-

 May 14, 1998, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Jon Bon Jovi 
(born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., March 2, 1962 in NJ)
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 they 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 at Princeton.

Albert Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921, but history would soon intervene. The Nazis were on the rise in his native Germany, and the Jewish-born Einstein was targeted for assassination. 

He moved to the United States in 1933, and worked at Princeton University in New Jersey for the rest of his days. There he became a central figure in the fight to curtail the use of the atom bomb, and a strong voice against racism and nationalism.

Einstein’s name has become synonymous with genius and creativity. Named Person of the Century by TIME in 1999, Einstein is a rare icon, whose wisdom extended far beyond the realm of science to reveal a man with an almost childlike sense of wonder and a profound love of humanity.
Allen Ginsberg
 born June 3, 1926
 – April 5, 1997  American poet and one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the counterculture.
Bruce Springsteen
(September 23, 1949 )    Freehold, NJ
Meryl Streep, actor 
Born June 22, 1949  
Summit, New Jersey
 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. 

New Jersey 
Entered the Union: December 18, 1787 
Capital: Trenton
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, Dick Vitale (broadcaster) , Bruce Willis (actors), many more. 
NJ State Bird 
Eastern Goldfinch
Born: Perth Amboy, New Jersey
NJ State Flower
Purple Flower
Red Oak is the NJ State Tree
Vivienne Patricia Scialfa Springsteen 
      BornJuly 29, 1953  
Origin Deal, NJ
 Whitney Houston! 
Born: August 9, 1963
Died: February 11, 2012 
Birthplace: Newark, NJ
Shaquille O’Neal
 (w/ his dog 1995) 
Born: March 6, 1971   
 Newark, New Jersey
John Owen Brennan 
Former CIA Director
Born September 22, 1955 
Jersey City, New Jersey

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.    http://jackiskole.com/
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”         
 —Roger Caras 

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, and left money to her dogs. Click Doris to learn more. 
"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. 

Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are                    dimmed.'                                      

 ~Albert Einstein
Inspiration for Veg Living. 
John Travolta 
Born: February 18, 1954  Englewood, NJ
                   Jerry Lewis   
 Born: March 16, 1926, Newark, NJ
Died: Aug 20, 2017, Las Vegas, NV
Dick Vitale 
Basketball -ESPN 
graduate of Seton Hall 
born June 9, 1939  Passaic, NJ

"I learned from my Mom and Dad, who didn't have a formal education but had doctorates of love. They told me that if you gave 110 % all the time, a lot of beautiful things will happen. I may not always be right, but no one can ever accuse me of not having a genuine love and passion for whatever I do."
William Paterson

One of the framers of the U.S. Constitution, U.S. senator (1789–90), and governor of New Jersey (1790–93). He also served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court from 1793 to 1806.
Lauryn Noelle Hill  
(born May 26,1975 
 East Orange, New Jersey)is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actress.
Protect Our Oceans and Marine Life.
Organize a Beach Clean!
Buzz & his granddog Sahara. Buzz & wife Lois admit to being "cat people." 
Brian Williams 
 born: May 5, 1959,  Ridgewood, NJ
New Jersey  

NJ with some 130 miles of Atlantic coast. Jersey City, across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan, is the site of Liberty State Park, where ferries embark for nearby Ellis Island, with its historic Immigration Museum, and the iconic Statue of Liberty. 

The Jersey Shore includes notable resort towns like historic Asbury Park and Cape May, with its preserved Victorian buildings.
Danny DeVito  
born November 17, 1944 
 Neptune Township, NJ

Beloved actor, director, producer, and filmmaker.
Queen Latifah
Dana Elaine Owens 
(born March 18, 1970), known professionally as Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and producer. Born in Newark, New Jersey.
Best Beaches in 
New Jersey 
Expert Guide to Traveling NJ

Canis Major... 

Four dogs are to be found: Canis Major, Canis Minor & the two hunting dogs, Canes Venatici, but Canis Major: top dog. 

Sirius, termed the Dog Star, is most brilliant star in the entire night sky! #NASA 
Cory Booker
United States NJ Senator

Cory Anthony Booker is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from New Jersey since 2013 and a member of the Democratic Party. 

The 1st African-American U.S. Senator from New Jersey, he was previously the 36th Mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013.
Born: April 27, 1969 , Washington, D.C. 
Pictured with "Beast".

 Bill Browder 
April 23, 1964  Princeton, NJ

American-born British author, financier and political activist. Fighting for democracy.
New York teams that play in New Jersey:

-New York Giants
-New York Jets
-New York Red Bulls
New Jersey Legislature
Information for the NJ Voter about the upcoming 

Pic: June 24, 1932. 

Amelia Earhart
 (July 24, 1897- Jan 5, 1939).

1st woman to fly across the USA non-stop from L.A. to #Newark, NJ. Took 19 hrs.


Jon Stewart born 
November 28, 1962
 in NYC. 
Sylvia Alice Earle
( born August 30, 1935) is an American marine biologist, oceanographer, explorer, author, and lecturer. She has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence since 1998. Born in NJ.
President and Chairman of Mission Blue 
“Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey.” 
– Jon Bon Jovi
“Anyone who’s grown up or lived on the Jersey Shore knows the place is unique.”
 – Bruce Springsteen
David Shapiro, poet

born January 2, 1947,  Newark NJ

American poet, literary critic, and art historian. 

Poet David Shapiro grew up in Deal, New Jersey, in an artistic family. His grandfather was a cantor and composer, his father was a physician who had studied sculpture, and his mother was a musician. Trained as a classical violinist, he was considered a prodigy and appeared on the Voice of America program at age five. 

Pic in the President’s office at Columbia University. The photograph was taken by Blake Kirkwood, who describes the scene thus in a memoir article for the Huffington Post: “Once ensconced in the comfortable couches of the president’s office at Low, we helped ourselves to his private stash of Madeira and exquisite cigars. I photographed a longhaired David Shapiro (a well known poet who has since taught at Columbia & Princeton). He is a tenured professor of art history at William Paterson University. 
Find contact information and major state agencies and offices for the government of New Jersey.

"The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been before."

~Albert Einstein  

March 14, 1879, Ulm, Germany
Died: April 18, 1955 , Princeton, NJ
Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.
January 20, 1930 (age 94)
Glen Ridge, New Jersey, U.S.Buzz Aldrin is an American former astronaut, engineer and fighter pilot.

 He made three spacewalks as pilot of the 1966 Gemini 12 mission, and was the Lunar Module Eagle pilot on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission. He was the second person to walk on the Moon after mission commander Neil Armstrong. 
God Bless Our Troops
 Beginner’s Guide to Supreme Court History: The First 100 Years

NJ Fish and Wildlife is a professional environmental agency dedicated to the protection, management and wise use of New Jersey’s fish and wildlife resources.