This Week in the New Jersey Skylands.

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Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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July

Saturday, June 27- Sunday, July 5; Kutztown, PA

Kutztown Folk Festival; 610/683-1537

Wednesday, 1; Chatham

MASTERWORK CHORUS SUMMER SINGS. Fauré's Requiem and Rutter's Requiem; Anne Matlack, conductor.tor. 7:30 - 10pm. $15/$7.50. Chatham United Methodist Church, 460 Main Street.

Masterwork Chorus; 908/233-7018

Thursday, 2; Augusta

FIREWORKS. Follows Sussex County Miners game. 7pm. $10. Rt. 15 & 206.

Skylands Stadium; 973/383-7644

Thursday, 2; Readington Township

HUNTERDON SYMPHONY. The rousing music of the 2015 Pops Concert. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

Thursday, 2-5; Flemington

Liberty Village Premium Outlets; 908/782-8550

Friday, 3; Blairstown

Gourmet Gallery; 908/362-0051

Friday, 3; Hopatcong

ANNUAL LAKE HOPATCONG FIREWORKS. 323 Lakeside Blvd.

Lake Hopatcong State Park; 973/398-2616

Friday, 3; Shawnee-On-Delaware

SHAWNEE 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS. Live DJ, food vendors and magic show before the fireworks display at dusk. 7 - 10pm. $10 per car load. I 80, Exit 309.

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

Friday, 3; Sparta

LAURA RAIN. 7 - 11pm. Dykstra Park.

SpartaArts Concert Series; 973/729-2383

Friday, 3-5; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 4; Lake Hopatcong

FOURTH OF JULY CRUISE. Come aboard and enjoy 4th of July themed apps and Independence Day inspired cocktails. Bring friends and mingle with new ones—this cruise will not disappoint! 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

Saturday, 4; Millington

The Raptor Trust; 908/647-1091

Saturday, 4; Montague

JULY 4TH CELEBRATION. Featuring The Black Dirt Band. 2:30 - 4:30pm. Free. 141 Clove Road.

Westfall Winery; 973/293-3428

Sunday, 5; Morristown

LONELY HEARTSTRINGS BAND. Summer Concerts in the Garden Series: bluegrass music. 4pm. $15. 45 Macculloch Avenue.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum; 973/538-2404

Sunday, 5; Oxford

WIYOS. Tin Pan Alley/Alt Rock 6pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Museum; 908/453-4381

Tuesday, 7; Hillsborough

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Tuesday, 7; Morristown

CONROY WARREN DUO. Caribbean music from Antigua 12:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.

Music Without Borders; 973/285-5115

Tuesday, 7-9; Blairstown

FAMILY ADVENTURE GETAWAY. Kids stay and eat for FREE! Crafts, games, swimming & more. Lodging and meals included. $198, $165 Member Rate.Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.

Mohican Outdoor Center; 908/362-5670

Thursday, 9; Hillsborough

HOW TO IDENTIFY WILD PLANTS. How to use Newcomb's Wildflower Guide to identify nearly every common wildflower you encounter in New Jersey, 9:30 - 11:30am. $10, pre-registration is required. 80 Route 206.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Thursday, 9; Lake Hopatcong

THE MORRIS CANAL AT LAKE HOPATCONG. Talk and discussion. 6pm. Jefferson House Restaurant, 139 Nolans Point Rd.

Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum; 973/398-2616

Thursday, 9; Readington Township

HUNTERDON HARMONIZERS. Comprised of more than fifty men, the chorus offers a wide variety of music sung in a capella & close 4-part harmony. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

Friday, 10; Sparta

DANIELIA COTTON. 7 - 11pm. Dykstra Park.

SpartaArts Concert Series; 973/729-2383

Friday, 10; Succasunna

KEVIN YEARGIN. 6pm. Free. Horseshoe Lake, 72 Eyland Ave.

Roxbury Arts Alliance; 862/219-1379

Saturday, 11; Bernardsville

OBSERVING POLLINATORS. Learn how specialized are the adaptations of both insect and plant. Lists of native plants and their pollinators will be available. Call to register. 2 - 3:30pm. 11 Hardscrabble Road .

Hoffman Center for Conservation and Environmental Education; 908/766-5787

Saturday, 11; Boonton

INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE WALK. Decker-Kincaid; Homestead, Mines & Forge Site

Morris County Park Commission; 973/292-2755

Saturday, 11; Hackettstown


Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 11; Port Murray

WORM COMPOSTING WORKSHOP. The advantages and techniques of vermiculture Reservations required. 11am - 2pm. $25. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 11-12; Newton

Wilbur’s Country Store; 908/362-8833

Sunday, 12; Morristown

HUB HOLLOW. Summer Concerts in the Garden Series: bluegrass band. 4pm. $15. 45 Macculloch Avenue.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum; 973/538-2404

Sunday, 12; Oxford

HARPETH RISING. Modern Acoustic Americana 6pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Museum; 908/453-4381

Wednesday, 15; Hackettstown

DESIRE. Summer Concert Series. 6:30 - 8:30pm. Free. 232 Main Street.

Hackettstown BID; 908/850-5004

Wednesday, 15; Hillsborough

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Wednesday, 15-19; Chester

Morris County 4-H; 973/285-8301

Thursday, 16; Bedminster

THE SILENT MAJORITY: MOTHS OF NEW JERSEY. An indoor photo presentation followed by an outdoor, hands-on, sodium vapor light trap demonstration. 7 - 9pm. $10. Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve, 2121 Larger Cross Rd..

Raritan Headwaters Association; 908/234-1852

Thursday, 16; Readington Township

TRACY LEE AND RAVINE ROAD BAND. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

Friday, 17; Sparta

BILLY HECTOR. 7 - 11pm. Dykstra Park.

SpartaArts Concert Series; 973/729-2383

Friday, 17; Succasunna

SWEETER THAN HONEY. 6pm. Free. Horseshoe Lake, 72 Eyland Ave.

Roxbury Arts Alliance; 862/219-1379

Friday, 17-19; Blairstown

ASTRONOMY AND HIKING. Study the night sky with physics experts for the weekend. Lodging and meals included. $198, $165 Member Rate.Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.

Mohican Outdoor Center; 908/362-5670

Friday, 17-19; Delaware


 

WNTI Stage ; 908/979-4355

Friday, 17-19; Phillipsburg

OLE TOWN FESTIVAL. Music, dancing, crafts, food. Shappell Park, South Main Street.

Phillipsburg Urban Enterprise Zone;

Saturday, 18; Franklin Township

ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY. Lectures, workshops, plants, music and refreshments. 11am - 3pm. $3 suggested donation. Mettlers Road.

Somerset County Park Commission; 732/873-2459

Saturday, 18; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 18; Hillsborough

SOURLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL. The festival celebrates the character and beauty of the New Jersey Sourlands and supports planning and conservatory efforts. 3 - 10pm. $20 online and $25 at the door/ $5 12 and under/ under 7 free. Hillsborough Golf and Country Club, Wertsville Rd..

Sourland Planning Council; 609/397-1233

Saturday, 18; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 18; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 18; Sussex

E3. Music on the beach in High Point State Park. Lawn seating. 6pm - 8pm. Free, $5 donation per adult appreciated. High Point State Park, 1480 State Route 23.

Friends of High Point State Park; 973/875-4800

Saturday, 18-19; Hawley, PA

Audubon Art and Craft Festival; 484/256-4485

Saturday, 18-19; Shawnee-On-Delaware

POCONOS' WURST FESTIVAL. Wursts, wieners, kielbasa, pierogies and polka! Plus, sausage making demos, bier stein olympics, beer belly contest, german dancing, kids area and more... 12 - 6pm. I 80, Exit 309.

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

Sunday, 19; Bridgewater

MARC ANTOINE. Jazz guitarist and composer. 7pm - 8:30. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset County Park Commission; 908/722-1200

Sunday, 19; Hardwick

BEES & ORGANIC GARDENS. Visit Genesis Farm and learn about how the organic and sustainable farming methods benefit bees 2 - 5pm. Free. Dark Moon Preserve.

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

Sunday, 19; Morristown

GARY REED. Summer Concerts in the Garden Series: guitarist. 4pm. $15. 45 Macculloch Avenue.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum; 973/538-2404

Tuesday, 21; Morristown

BARYNYA. Ukrainian music and dance 12:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.

Music Without Borders; 973/285-5115

Thursday, 23; Readington Township

JERSEY 4. Four Seasons classics. Free. Deer Path Park.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

Friday, 24; Succasunna

UNDER A TON. 6pm. Free. Horseshoe Lake, 72 Eyland Ave.

Roxbury Arts Alliance; 862/219-1379

Friday, 24-26; Morristown

GARDEN STATE COMIC FEST. 161 East Hanover Avenue.

Mennen Sports Arena; 973/992-2860

Friday, 24-26; Readington

QUICKCHEK FESTIVAL OF BALLOONING. Hot air balloons, concerts, arts & crafts, fireworks, balloon glow. Solberg Airport, 39 Thor Solberg Road.

New Jersey Festival Of Ballooning; 973/882-5464

Saturday, 25; Columbia

Knowlton Township Historic Commission; 908/475-5352

Saturday, 25; Hackettstown

ULTIMATE MICHAEL JACKSON EXPERIENCE. Summer Jamfest Series. No other can parallel the uniqueness of The King Of Pop more precisely than Joby Rogers 8pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 25; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 25; Sussex

JUNIOR ZOOKEEPER DAY. A special day geared for children 5 to 15 years old to assist Zookeeper Lori with her daily chores and learn about certain animals. 218 Rt 519.

Space Farms Zoo and Museum; 973/875-5800

Saturday, 25- August 1; Harmony

Warren County Farmers’ Fair; 908/859-6563, www.warrencountyfarmersfair.org

Sunday, 26; Bridgewater

ANNUAL BAYOU FEST. The VooDUDES, Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots. 5:30 - 8:30pm. Free. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset County Park Commission; 908/722-1200

Sunday, 26; Griggstown

D&R CANAL WALK. Hike 5.6 miles from Carnegie Road to Alexander Road (the meeting place) or choose the 2.9 - mile walk to Port Mercer. 10am.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 201/401-3121

Sunday, 26; Oxford

CHURCH POINT RIOT. Modern Acoustic Americana 6pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Museum; 908/453-4381

Thursday, 30; Readington Township

JAZZ LOBSTERS BIG BAND. Free. Deer Path Park.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

Thursday, 30-1; Pottersville

POTTERSVILLE ANTIQUE SHOW AND COUNTRY DINING. Premier antique shows in a charming village, plus savor delicious lunches, dinners and fantastic homemade desserts served daily 11am - 8pm. $6. Pottersville Firehouse, 8 Hacklebarney Road.

Potteresville Volunteer Fire Company; 908/439-2544

Friday, 31; Sparta

ALBERT CASTIGLIA. 7 - 11pm. Dykstra Park.

SpartaArts Concert Series; 973/729-2383

Friday, 31; Stanton

THE HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF ROWLANDS MILLS. Lecture by Richard Hunter 1 - 4pm. $5. 114 Dreahook Road.

Bouman Stickey Farmstead; 908/236-2327

Friday, 31- August 2; Blairstown

HIKE, YOGA, NUTRITION AND INDIAN FOOD. Relax and learn with the health experts. Lodging and meals included. $198, $165 Member Rate.Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.

Mohican Outdoor Center; 908/362-5670

Friday, 31- August 9; Augusta

Sussex County Fairgrounds; 973/948-5500


Future Events...

Ongoing Theater and Concerts

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Madison

June 17-July 26 • LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST. The Shakespeare Theatre’s Outdoor Stage will brings of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies to life under the stars.

F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre 36 Madison Avenue. ; 973/408-3807

Ongoing Programs and Events

New Jersey Audubon Society

Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road . ; 908/766-5787

NJAA Observatory, High Bridge

Weekends • ASTRONOMY PROGRAMS. New Jersey Astronomical Association Observatory is open to the public every weekend from Memorial Day to Halloween. Saturday evening programs begin at 8:30 PM and include a tour of the facility and public viewing of planets/deep space objects through the 26" telescope, as well as other smaller scopes. On Sunday afternoons from 2-5 PM, the public is invited to look at sun spots through the 10" scope equipped with special solar filters. For additional information, call or visit NJAA’swebsite.

Voorhees State Park, Rt. 513. ; 908/638-8500

United Astronomy Clubs of NJ, Hope

Saturdays • PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT UACNJ OBSERVATORY. Astronomy presentations followed by observing sessions, weather permitting.

Jenny Jump State Park ; 908/459-4366

Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center, Oxford

Weekends • A series of programs about the natural world around us for young and old alike. Preregistration is usually required. Topics range from a child’s first introduction to nature to seminars for expert fly fishers.

605 Pequest Rd.; 908/637-4125

Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown

Ongoing • TOURS OF WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS AT THE FORD MANSION. The Washington’s Headquarters Museum includes includes three exhibit galleries, a 30-minute introductory video, Tours of the furnished house will be made available at 10 and 11am and at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm. Adults (Age 16 and up): $7, Children: Free

30 Washington Place; 973/539-2016 x210