SAMANTHA BROWN'S PLACES TO LOVE: The Jersey Shore and More
Sunday, May 1, 2022 at Noon on KPBS TV / On demand with PBS Video App
On this episode, Samantha kicks off her visit to the Garden State in Cape May, the only U.S. city designated as a National Historic Landmark. In the early 1850s, American Abolitionist Harriet Tubman found refuge in Cape May, where she planned the underground railroad with various abolitionists. At the newly opened Harriet Tubman Museum, Samantha discovers Tubman’s connection to New Jersey and how Cape May played a pivotal role in the fight to end slavery.
Rooted in sustainable practices and a shared sense of community, Samantha discovers Beach Plum Farm, a 62-acre working farm dedicated to the timeless farming heritage of the Garden State.
At the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, Samantha talks with a conservationist about the ground-breaking research that the Institute is doing to preserve salt marshes and their focus on educating the public about the importance of salt marshes and their impact on many eco-systems.
New Jersey played a major role in the American Revolutionary War, where the war was fought for three of the six years. At Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Samantha talks with historian Dr. David Martin about the longest single day battle of the war that took place at this historic site that involved General George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.
Samantha then visits the Source Farmhouse Brewery and talks with Founder Phil Petracca about the Brewery’s socially responsible to charities, inclusion and their focus to bring communities together while sharing farm-to-glass brews that are being produced using entirely local-sourced ingredients.
Heading to Asbury Park, Samantha visits the legendary music venue, The Stone Pony, and meets musician Southside Johnny, who shares stories about the early days of Asbury Park, Bruce Springsteen and performing at the Pony.
Just down the road at the Transparent Clinch Gallery, Samantha talks with photographer Danny Clinch about being behind the lens and capturing some of rock n rolls’ greatest artists of all time. Closing out the trip, Danny is joined by Renee Maskin for live performance in the gallery.
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About The Series:
SAMANTHA BROWN'S PLACES TO LOVE Season 5 takes viewers on a discovery of the emotional heart of travel. The series highlights the individuals who are changing, challenging and strengthening a destination, delivering a decidedly refreshing and enriching travel experience. The series encourages viewers to experience the passion of a destination through food and drink, arts and culture, and adventure. It also inspires viewers to experience the soul of a place in a way that only traveling can do.
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