Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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Warren County Farmers’ Fair July 30-August 6

July

Wednesday, 20-24; Chester

Morris County 4-H; 973/285-8301

Friday, 22; Morristown

DANI ZANONI. Eclectic pop, 7pm. $15. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave..

Cottage Garden Concerts; 973/326-7601

Friday, 22; Newton

COLIN HAY. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Friday, 22; Ringwood

THE GUTHRIE BROTHERS. 6:30pm. $5. Skylands Botanical Gardens, 20 Morris Rd..

NJBG Summer Concerts; 973/962-9534

Friday, 22; Succasunna

CHRIS WESTFALL. 6pm. Free. Investors Bank Theater, 72 Eyland Ave.

Roxbury Arts Alliance; 862/219-1379

Friday, 22-24; Wantage

CHRISTMAS IN JULY. Free tours of the Van Bunschooten Museum by costumed docents. Open hearth cooking display on Sunday, re-enactors,  bake sale, attic treasures, silent auction, food. Van Bunschooten Museum, 1097 Route 23.

Chinkchewunska Chapter NSDAR; 201/874-1428

Saturday, 23; Augusta

BIG BREW BREER FESTIVAL. 150+ beers, BBQ, music. 1 - 5am. 37 Plains Road.

Sussex County Fairgrounds; 973/579-0555

Saturday, 23; Hackettstown

ROB STONEBACK BIG BAND. Summer Jamfest 8pm. $30 / $25 Student. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 23; 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, 23; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 23; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 23; Stanhope

The village of Waterloo in the days of the Morris Canal

WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

Saturday, 23; 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

Sunday, 24; Bridgewater

JOSEPH LEO BWARIE AND ORCHESTRA. 7pm - 8:30. Free. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

Sunday, 24; Hope

BLUES AND CRAFT BREWS. Bob Lanza, Grover Kemble, Bad Hands, Hair of the Dog with great food, craft beers and vendors. 1 - 7pm. $15/ $10. 319 Hope Johnsonburg Rd. (Rt. 519).

Inn at Millrace Pond; 908/459-4884

Sunday, 24; Oxford

CATAHOULAS CAJUN BAND. 6pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

Tuesday, 26; Morristown

MEXICO BEYOND MARIACHI. 12:30 - 1:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.

Music Without Borders; 973/285-5115

Wednesday, 27; Hope

DINNER AND SPIRITS WITH LORRAINE MOORE. Connect with loved ones on the other side. 6pm. $65. 319 Hope Johnsonburg Rd. (Rt. 519).

Inn at Millrace Pond; 908/459-4884

Thursday, 28; Morristown

DION. 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Thursday, 28; Readington Township

TUSK FLEETWOOD MAC TRIBUTE. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

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

Thursday, 28-30; 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, 29; Morristown

AUBREY ANNE TRIO. Brazilian jazz 7pm. $15. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave..

Cottage Garden Concerts; 973/326-7601

Friday, 29; Succasunna

THE KOOTZ. 6pm. Free. Investors Bank Theater, 72 Eyland Ave.

Roxbury Arts Alliance; 862/219-1379

Friday, 29-31; 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, 30; Columbia

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER. Choose to be an active or passive participant. Limited active and passive roles available, the rest will be spectators, don't miss out! 6 - 8:30pm. $40/person. 594 State Highway 94.

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

Saturday, 30; Columbia

GARY STAPLES TRIO WITH NELSON HILL. The Great American Songbook in the Classic Jazz style. Indoor, outdoor and cabaret seating available, rain or shine. Light fare available or bring a picnic. 6pm. $10 donation. Ramsaysburg Rd, and Rt 46.

Ramsaysburg Concerts in the Barn; 908/475-5352

 

Saturday, 30; Hackettstown

ARTIE SHAW ORCHESTRA. Summer Jamfest 8pm. $30 / $25 Student. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 30; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 30; Sparta

Audio Video Concepts; 973/713-3335

Saturday, 30-6; Harmony

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

Sunday, 31; Belvidere

CAR, TRUCK AND BIKE SHOW. A motor vehicle show for all types. Over 30 trophy classes with custom hand made trophies. Music, food 10am - 4pm. Free. Lakeview Room at Mt. Lake, 99 Tamarack Road.

Mountain Lake Fire Company; 908/475-4400

Sunday, 31; Bridgewater

ANNUAL BAYOU FEST. Zydeco-A-Go-Go; C. J. Chenier and the Red Hot Lousiana Band 5:30 - 8:30pm. Free. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

Sunday, 31; Oxford

HICKORY PROJECT. Contemporary Bluegrass 6pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

August

Monday, 1; Morristown

LYLE LOVETT AND HIS LARGE BAND. 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Tuesday, 2; Morristown

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT. Free food drinks music ice skating giveaways and attractions 5 - 9pm. Free. Mennen Sports Arena, 161 East Hanover Avenue.

Morris County Park Police; 973/326-7651

Thursday, 4; Readington Township

BEST OF THE EAGLES. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

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

Friday, 5; Newton

THE JELLY JAM. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Friday, 5; Succasunna

GEORGE BAIER. 6pm. Free. Investors Bank Theater, 72 Eyland Ave.

Roxbury Arts Alliance; 862/219-1379

Friday, 5-14; Augusta

New Jersey State Fair; 973/948-5500

Saturday, 6; Columbia

CLAM BAKE. Joining us this year for our clam bake will be Argyle Restaurant, specializing in the highest quality Scottish Fish n' Chips and many other fresh fish specials. 1 - 4pm. $50 pp, wine available by the glass, $5.. 594 State Highway 94.

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

Saturday, 6; Hackettstown

DESERT HIGHWAY - A TRIBUTE TO THE EAGLES. Summer Jamfest 8pm. $30 / $25 Student. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 6; Lake Hopatcong

LIVE FROM THE LAKE. Come aboard Miss Lotta for her very first “Lakeside Broadway Experience” featuring appearances by The Whistler, Lotta Crabtree, Hudson Maxim, and many many more! 2:30 - 5:30pm. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

Saturday, 6; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 6; Stanhope

WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

Saturday, 6-7; Clinton

REVOLUTIONARY WAR WEEKEND. 18th century camps, weapons, drills, skirmishes, and demonstrations 10am - 4pm. Adults $9, seniors $7, children $5, and members free.. Red Mill, 56 Main St..

Red Mill Museum Village; 908/735-4101

Saturday, 6-7; Milford, PA

FESTIVAL OF WOOD. Handmade crafts, arts, programs, children’s activities, educational exhibits, and more!

Grey Towers National Historic Site; 570/296-9630

Sunday, 7; Belvidere

Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 700;

Sunday, 7; Bridgewater

JOE ZOOK AND BLUES DELUXE. 7pm - 8:30. Free. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

Sunday, 7; Milford

Bobolink Dairy and Bakeyard; 973/764-4888

Sunday, 7; Newton

CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Sunday, 7; Oxford

SHOW PONIES. Indie Folk Rock Band 5pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

Tuesday, 9; Morristown

LEI PASIFIKA - TAHITIAN AND HAWAIIAN DANCE FROM THE PACIFIC. 12:30 - 1:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.

Music Without Borders; 973/285-5115

Wednesday, 10-12; Bridgewater

SOMERSET COUNTY 4-H FAIR. Family fun in 15 acres of exhibits, entertainment and food concessions recognizing the accomplishments of 1,000 Somerset County 4-H members. North Branch Park, Milltown Road.

Somerset 4-H; 908/526-6644

Thursday, 11; Readington Township

CAPTAIN JACK BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

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

Saturday, 13; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 13; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 13; Sussex

STEPHIE’S KITCHEN. Concert on the beach. 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, 13-14; East Stroudsburg

SWEET CORN & BBQ FESTIVAL. Non-stop live entertainment with a Country and Western theme, country line dancing, magic shows, corn eating contest. 11am - 5pm. $8-$10. 401 Hollow Road.

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

Sunday, 14; Bridgewater

DOO-WOP AND FOOD TRUCK FEST. Tramps Like Us 7pm - 8:30. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

Sunday, 14; Oxford

FRITZ’S POLKA BAND. 5pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

Thursday, 18; Readington Township

AMISH OUTLAWS. The Amish Outlaws have become well acclimated to the pleasures and vices of the modern world... music, most of all. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

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

Saturday, 20; Morristown

MORRISTOWN JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL. 12 - 10pm. Free. On the Green.

Town of Morristown;

Saturday, 20; Morristown

CELTIC THUNDER: LEGACY. 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Saturday, 20; Newton

LEO KOTTKE. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Saturday, 20; Sussex

TEDDY BEAR DAY. Any child that brings a teddy bear gets in free. (Note: Space Farms does NOT keep the stuffed bears.) 218 Rt 519.

Space Farms Zoo and Museum; 973/875-5800

Saturday, 20; Wharton

Canal Day Association; 973/989-0237

Saturday, 20-21; Basking Ridge

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

Saturday, 20-21; Belvidere

Vintage North Jersey;

Saturday, 20-21; Harmony

Warren County Antiques Show; 908/343-5873

Saturday, 20-21; Stroudsburg, PA

Pocono State Craft Festival; 570/476-4460

Sunday, 21; Oxford

STONEHEARTH BLUEGRASS BAND. 5pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

Monday, 22-27; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Tuesday, 23; Newton

ANI DIFRANCO. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Wednesday, 24; Lake Hopatcong

NASHVILLE NIGHT. Get a taste of Nashville with fried chicken, cheddar grits, and homemade gravy all while soaking in the sunset views of Lake Hopatcong. It’s like the best of both worlds! 6 - 8pm. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

Wednesday, 24-28; Ringoes

HUNTERDON 4-H AND AGRICULTURAL FAIR. Old-fashioned country fair featuring 4-H youth and and adult shows and contests, amusement rides, tractors pulls, varied entertainment and all kinds of food. 10am - 10pm. Free, parking $10 per car. Fairgrounds, South County Park, Route 179.

Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, Inc.; 908/782-6809

Saturday, 27; Delaware

Ramsaysburg Concerts in the Barn; 908/475-5352

Saturday, 27; Stanhope

WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

Sunday, 28; Oxford

CRAZY HEARTS. Attitudinal Country Music 5pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381


Upcoming Events...


Ongoing Theater and Concerts

Cottage Garden Concerts, Morristown

June 3-July 29 • COTTAGE GARDEN CONCERTS. Enjoy this garden, a concert of live music on Friday evenings at 7pm. $15 per person includes refreshments.

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave.. ; 973/326-7601

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Madison

June 22-July 31 • THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)(REVISED). 37 plays in 97 minutes! Back by popular demand, three wild and crazy actors will take you on an irreverent, madcap romp through Shakespeare’s entire canon.

College of Saint Elizabeth outdoor stage. ; 973/408-3807

Shippen Manor Concerts, Oxford

Sundays • SHIPPEN MANOR LAWN CONCERTS. Bring your own blanket or lawn chairs and a picnic supper, then relax and enjoy these evening concerts presented by the Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission.

8 Belvidere Ave.. ; 908/453-4381

Ongoing Programs and Events

Paulinskill Valley Trail, Andover to Columbia

Saturdays • NATURE WALKS. Hike the Paulinskill Valley Trail. Hike different sections with various themes. Hikes leave from Kitatinny SP, Warbasse Jct., or Footbridge Park in Blairstown. Free.

Paulinskill Vally Trail Committee; 908/684-4820

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

Skylands Botanical Gardens, Ringwood

Sundays • SKYLANDS MANOR TOURS. Free guided tours are conducted on the first Sunday of each month, March through November at 2pm.

20 Morris Rd.. ; 973/962-9534

Ongoing Tours and Exhibits

Gallery 23, Blairstown

Brooke VanDerzee, jewelry and Kathy Riss, photography.

23 Main Street. ; 908/362-6865

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

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