NEW JERSEY FROM ABOVE. Take a flight through time over the lost landscapes of New Jersey of the 1920s, 30s and 40s. 6:30 - 8:30pm. $3. Echo Hill, 42 Lilac Drive.
NAI-NI CHEN. The dances of Nai-Ni Chen fuse the dynamic freedom of American modern dance with the grace and splendor of Asian art. 8pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
THEATRE OF ILLUSION. Combining theatre with cutting-edge illusions, the Spencers bring the age-old art of magic into the 21st century. 2 & 7pm. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
WOODCOCK WALK. Each spring the male woodcock performs a courtship ritual at dusk. He struts, calls, and launches into the air for a spiraling, zigzagging flight to impress the female. Refuge headquarters, 1547 County Route 565.
ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE AND FISHERMAN’S FLEA MARKET. Activities include kids trout fishing, shotgun and archery ranges, crafts and other kids activities, wildlife artists and conservation groups, a fishing flea market and more! 10am - 4pm. Free. 605 Pequest Rd..
TEA AND TALK WITH LINDA BARTH. Linda presents on the history of invention in New Jersey. 3pm. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
TUMBLING WATERS HIKE. This 3 mile loop features a beautiful waterfall and a scenic overlook of the Delaware River Valley. 1 - 4pm. Free. 538 Emery Road.
WILD EDIBLES WALK. Call to reserve a seat in the van. 10am - 12pm. $5. 538 Emery Road.
CLAIRE PORTER. American choreographer/comedienne known for blending comedic monologues with dance movement. 5pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
UP WITH THE BIRDS - EARLY SPRING MIGRANTS. Guided bird walk 8 - 10am. $5. 80 Route 206.
CHAD DAROU AND STEALING TIME. 8:30pm. 30 Main Street.
TROUT SEASON OPENS. Don’t forget your 2015 fishing license!
EASTER BUNNY VISIT & EGG HUNT. The Easter Bunny arrives Saturday morning at the center’s main entrance (next to Carter's). Kids will have the chance to visit with the Bunny and enjoy an Egg Hunt with thousands of plastic eggs filled with treats and prizes for children will be hidden throughout the Village. An Easter craft table and Family-friendly interactive live music provided by the Creative Kids Club. 9:45 - 11am. 1 Church St..
SPRING PRUNING DEMONSTRATION. Basic pruning techniques and proper tools used for pruning. 9 - 11am. $12. Mettlers Road.
TUESDAYS WITH STORIES: NOTES TO THE MOTHERLAND. Do you know the stories of how your ancestors came to America? What about the stories left behind? 12 & 7. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA. 8pm. 100 South Street.
JOE CROOKSTON. Owen Danoff opens. 8pm. $9. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd..
CIRQUE ZIVA. Golden Dragon Acrobats with a fast-paced, technically innovative and beautifully presented new show of an art form dating back more than two thousand years. 7pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
SKYLANDS BOAT SHOW. Featuring speed, water ski and pontoon boats. Jet ski rentals, boat coverings, propeller repair and more! $5. Rt. 15 & 206.
YOGA AND HIKING GETAWAY. Relax in nature with yoga, meditation, and hiking. Lodging and meals included. $198, $165 Member Rate. Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.
INTRODUCTION TO BACKPACKING. This hands-on skill development course will prepare you for an overnight trek. Meals included. $125, $90 Member Rate. Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.
DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. 100 South Street.
CIVIL WAR DAY. Reenactors, live demonstrations of Civil War era photography techniques, interactive workshops on nineteenth century life, a scavenger hunt, and historical musician Matthew Dodd, who will present music and stories of the Civil War. Finally, the Red Mill Museum Village will display some of its rarely seen Civil War era dresses. 10am - 4pm. Red Mill, 56 Main St..
SPRING PEEPER SEARCH. Listen to the impressive choir made by these tiny, but very vocal, tree frogs as we carefully catch, study, and release them. 8 - 9pm. $5. 538 Emery Road.
CLUELESS. This fun, interactive detective romp will have everyone laughing and wondering who the real murderer is. 2pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
GO GREEN WITH HOPE. Spring cleanout extravaganza and environmental education day, recycled material art show, vendors. 10am - 1pm. Municipal Bldg, 401 Hope-Great Meadows Rd..
ALL ABOUT OWLS. An in-depth look at the lives of these interesting and often misunderstood masters of camouflage. Learn about the special adaptations that make these nocturnal birds of prey such amazing nighttime hunters, and get to know the eight species of owls that can be found right here in New Jersey. Preregistration required. 2 - 3:30pm. $10. 1452 White Bridge Road.
LUSTIG DANCE THEATRE. A contemporary ballet company, LDT is recognized for innovative, dynamic performances that promise to “awaken your love of dance!” 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS DAY. Come and experience various health and wellness services and participate in interactive workshops provided by 20 local practitioners. Attendees can experience any or all services and workshops that interest them, all for one admission price. 11am - 4pm. $20 at the door or 2 for $30 for seniors in advance. St. Thomas the Apostle church hall, 210 Route 206 N,.
ANNUAL BATTLE OF BOUND BROOK. Washington’s army at Middlebrook: American and British soldiers re-enacting battles in street and field, Colonial crafters, encampment, children’s activities, special programs and tours and more.
WILDERNESS SKILLS. Learn a variety of outdoor survival skills, ranging from fire building and camping preparedness to tracking and stalking animals. Ages 10+ please. 1pm - 3pm. $5. 538 Emery Road.
DRAKESVILLE OPEN HOUSE. Tours of King Canal Store, King House Museum and Main Street, Drakesville historic district. 1 - 4pm. Free. 209-213 Main Street.
7TH ANNUAL VERNAL POOL EXPLORATION. Visit vernal pools to explore these habitats and learn why these sites are important to many species of amphibians, reptils, insects, and other wildlife. Guided group hike. Pre-register with leader, Kevin Mitchell, at email@example.com. 2 - 3:30pm. Free. 50 Neilson Road.
FREE EXTRA GENTLE YOGA CLASS. For those who enjoy moving slowly and gently, those who have not exercised in a while and those in recovery or receiving physical therapy 11am. Free. 57 Main Street.
RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET THEATRE PRESENTS SWAN LAKE. 8pm. 100 South Street.
ANNUAL SPRING FOR WILDLIFE GALA. Festivities include a four course dinner, raffles, live Donation Challenge, Feed the Need, and as always a fabulous selection of Silent Auction and Tricky Tray auction items. Proceeds benefit orphaned and injured wildlife. 6:30 - 10:30pm. $85 per person. Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, 88 Route 173 West.
ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK. 8pm. 100 South Street.
THE KENNEDYS. Michael Braunfeld opens. 8pm. $9. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd..
WALK WITH ME 5K RUN. Benefits local people with disabilities and special needs 8am. Metlife Stadium, One MetLife Stadium Drive.
SATURDAY SUCCULENT TERRARIUM. Class and Lecture on feng Shui in the Garden by Renae Jensen. 178 Airport Rd.
SOURLANDS SMACKDOWN. New Jersey’s only outdoor bouldering competition. 9am.
NATURE DISCOVERY DAYS FOR KIDS. Program includes explanation, activities, & time on the trail. Ages 6 & up drop off; caregivers may stay with younger children. 9:30 - 11am. $10 pp members; $15 non members. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.
POPOVICH COMEDY PET THEATRE. A blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. 7pm. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
VICTORIAN TEA AND TOUR. Have tea in the charming coffee house at Ringwood Manor, followed by a special house tour. There are 2 seatings; 11am and 2pm. $40. Sloatsburg Rd.- Ringwood State Park.
MILITARY VEHICLE SHOW AND SWAP MEET. Historic military vehicles from World War 2, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf Wars are on display. Over 200 vendors and reenactors. $5. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..
A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY MERCER, THE GREAT AMERICAN COMPOSER. Swingadelic performs Johnny Mercer tunes. 3pm. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
JAPANESE FLOWERING CHERRIES. In this lecture, Tony Aiello, Director of Horticulture and Curator of the Living Collection at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss the introduction of flowering cherries into the U. S. and will focus on their history in Philadelphia. 1:30am. $20. 300 Longview Road.
CHUGGINGTON LIVE! THE GREAT RESCUE ADVENTURE. Based on the popular Disney Junior TV show. 2 & 5pm. 100 South Street.
BUTTERFLY!. Hudson Vagabond Puppets for ages 4-12. 10 am & 4pm. 100 South Street.
GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP. Beginner and intermediate instruction from Brien Szabo. 9 - 11:30am. $35. 11 Layton Rd.
LYLE LOVETT AND JOHN HIATT. 8pm. 100 South Street.
PETER SCHICKELE. 8pm. 100 South Street.
INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING. Gain fundamental skills in this hands-on course. Lodging and meals included. $198, $165 Member Rate. Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.
EARTH DAY FESTIVAL. Interpretive hikes, conservation exhibits, animals, crafts, food, music. 10am - 4pm. $5 per car. 538 Emery Road.
HERB GARDENING IN CONTAINERS. Discuss culinary and medicinal uses for a variety of herbs and create a planted container of herbs to take home. Preregistration required. 178 Airport Rd.
HOFF-VANNATTA OPEN HOUSE. Tours of restored farmstead including barn, house, wagon shed and summer kitchen. Open hearth cooking demonstrations, war re-enactors, live demonstrations. 10am - 4pm. Free. 3026 Belvidere Road (Rt. 519).
BRINGING UP BIRDIE. Baby bird season is just around the corner! Learn about this amazing time in the lives of New Jersey’s birds as they build their nests, lay their eggs, and begin to care for their hungry hatchlings. Take a close-up look at the Trust’s collection of actual nests and eggs, and peek in on the nests of endangered NJ raptors by way of nest cam. Preregistration required. 2 - 3:30pm. $15. 1452 White Bridge Road.
TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS /FELIX CAVALIERE. 8pm. 100 South Street.
NEW JERSEY FOLK FESTIVAL. Enjoy live music and dance performances, an astounding array of crafts and food vendors as well as children's activities and heritage showcases. This year’s theme is maritime folk culture of New Jersey. Free. Eagleton Institute (Woodlawn), at the corner of George Street and Ryders Lane.
STEPCREW. Ottawa Valley stepdance, Irish stepdance, and tap come together as this cast of champions show you the amazing similarities and differences between these three captivating styles. 2pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
SPRING PLANT SALE AND EARTH DAY CELEBRATION. Plant sale, garden lectures, and guided tours. 10am - 5pm. 11 Layton Rd.
ANNUAL GEM AND MINERAL SHOW. Cosponsored by the Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society, the New Jersey Earth Science Association and the Sterling Hill Mining Museum this show hosts over 100 dealers, special exhibits showing Lapidary, fossils, minerals, as well as an extensive presentation of the world famous deposits of Sussex County's fluorescent minerals. Sat., 9-5:30; Sun., 10-5. Franklin Elementary School,.
SHAD FESTIVAL. Artists, crafters, shad hauling demonstrations, guide walking tours, entertainment, and a shad dinner. 12:30 - 5:30pm. Bridge and Union Streets.
NORTH AMERICAN GRAPPLING ASSOCIATION'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. America's largest mixed grappling tournament circuit. 10am - 6pm. $10 in advance & $15 after 4/17 Children under 7 are FREE. William G. Mennen Sports Arena 161 East Hanover Ave.
MARCH FOR BABIES. Register to walk at marchforbabies.org. 8am. Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road.
PROJECT E.A.R.T.H. - SWAMP SEARCH!. Scavenger hunt teaches about the importance of the Great Swamp as an ecological and recreational resource. Enjoy environmental activities and games for children of all ages. 12 - 4:30pm. 190 Lord Stirling Road.
SALAMANDERS, FROGS AND MORE. Explore nearby breeding pools for salamanders, frogs, and egg masses. 1 - 3pm. $5. 538 Emery Road.
INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING. Join Will Daskal from the Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited for a fun afternoon and learn some new skills. 9am - 12pm. $15. 538 Emery Road.
THE MORRIS CANAL & THE MORRIS CANAL GREENWAY. Talk by Joe Macesek. 4:30pm. 45 Macculloch Avenue.
2CELLOS. 8pm. 100 South Street.
THE SUBDUDES. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
April 8-April 22 • WOMEN PLAYWRIGHTS SERIES. Presentations on three consecutive Wednesdays (4/8, 15, 22) of short-play competition, playwrighting classes, and panel discussions with visiting playwrights provide a working forum for the unique voice of women writing for theatre today.Free.
April 10-April 26 • THEN CAME EACH ACTOR. Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso celebrate some of the great (and not so great) performers ever to have acted in Shakespeare's plays. 8pm.
PLANETARIUM SHOWS. The following regular shows also have been planned in April:
Perfect Little Planet, Saturdays, April 11, 18 and 25, 3 p.m.
A family from another star system is seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known dwarf planet; sail through the rings of Saturn; feel Jupiter’s lightning storms; and walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination will the family choose? (Recommended for ages 6-12)
Laser Magic, Saturdays, April 11, 18 and 25, 4 p.m.
Enjoy a laser and video concert featuring songs by a variety of artists. Songs include “We Are All Made of Stars” by Moby; “Jungle Love” by the Steve Miller Band; “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors; and “Let It Go,” sung by Idina Menzel. (Recommended for ages 6-12)
Spring Skies, Saturdays, April 11, 18 and 25, 7 p.m.
Learn about the stars and constellations visible in tonight’s sky. Discover where to find Jupiter and Venus in the evening. Weather permitting, the 3M Observatory will be open after the show.
Classic Rock, Saturday, April 11, 8 p.m.
Enjoy a laser concert featuring a variety of classic rock songs including “Touch of Gray” (Grateful Dead), “Houses of the Holy” (Led Zeppelin), “Another One Bites the Dust (Queen), “You Took the Words Right out of My Mouth” (Meatloaf), “Come Sail Away” (Styx) and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (Beatles).
NJ Rocks, Saturdays, April 18 and 25, 8 p.m.
Listen to songs by artists with a New Jersey connection—including Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Sinatra, Blondie, Spin Doctors, Kool and the Gang, and Frankie Valli—while lasers draw pictures on the dome overhead.
Space Shapes & Tycho to the Moon, Sunday, April 19, 2 p.m.
What shape is the Moon? Are the Moon and its orbit “round” like a ball, or more like a pancake shape? Play connect-the-dots with the stars to find triangles, squares and constellations. Fly around the solar system to learn about the planets. Then we’ll meet Tycho—a dog who doesn’t just howl at the Moon, he wants to go there. Blast off on an amazing ride and learn about night and day, space travel, the Moon’s phases and features of the lunar surface, and more. (Recommended for ages 5-10)
Storybooks in Space, Sunday, April 19, 3 p.m.
Enjoy story time as we learn about the stars and planets. (Recommended for ages 4-8)
Route 28 & Lamington Road.
April 1-April 15 • ECO RALLY. Participants maintain a daily log of everyday tasks that reduce energy use then create a poster or picture representing the contribution to the environment.
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.
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): $4.00, cash or check only, Children: Free