ANNUAL MEETING AND LUNCHEON ON PRESIDENT’S DAY. Pulitzer Prize winner, Dr. Ed Larson, of Pepperdine University, will present a lecture, “The Newburgh Conspiracy,” about General George Washington’s role in helping to prevent a threatened mutiny by some of the Continental Army in Newburgh, New York. 11:30am. Madison Hotel, 1 Convent Road.
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER ARTIST CONCEPT & SPONSORSHIP RECEPTION. View this year's amazing designs by professional and local student artists! This year's project benefits Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter, 11th Hour Rescue and local schools. 6 - 9pm. 816 Main Street.
EXPLORE OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL. Independent coeducational day school fosters independent thinking, creativity, responsibility, and integrity. 1150 Pottersville Road.
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF UKRAINE. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.
ANTIQUES IN LONG VALLEY. 9:30am - 4:30pm. $7. Long Valley Middle School, 51 W. Mill Rd..
OPEN HOUSE. The gallery’s annual open house includes refreshments, special guests, and door prizes to support the Mercer County Wildlife Center. 1 - 5pm. 55 Bridge St..
RACHMANINOFF’S SECOND PIANO CONCERTO. Kirill Gerstein 3pm. 100 South Street.
COMMUNITY GARDEN CONFERENCE. Meet other gardeners, expand your gardening knowledge, find out what is working and what is not in other gardens and become part of a wonderful network of community gardeners. The keynote speaker this year is Peter Hatch, an independent scholar living in Albemarle County, Virginia, where he gardens, lectures, consults, and writes about garden history. 9am - 4:30pm. $50 per person before Feb. 1, $60 pp on or after Feb.1. 353 East Hanover Ave..
DR. SEUSS FAMILY FESTIVAL. Celebrate the birthday of beloved children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel with a host of readings and activities. 11am - 4pm. $7/child, $10/adult. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
KORESH DANCE COMPANY. Celebrating its 25th season, the critically-acclaimed company presents a program drawn from 60+ existing works by Artistic Director Ronen Koresh. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
SUGAR MAPLE CELEBRATION. Tap a tree and enjoy the maple sugaring process with Duke Farms Executive Director Michael Catania. Participate in activities and nature hikes focused on wildlife, tree identification, best forestry practices, and climate change as it relates to the Sugar Maple and our native forests. Share the taste of New Jersey maple syrup, visit a live sawmill demonstration, and don’t miss your chance to try the maple syrup specialty items that will be served all day in our café! 10am - 2pm. $25. 80 Route 206.
OPEN HEARTH COOKING. Connie Unangst will cook root vegetables and preserved foods using the home’s original open hearth. 1 - 4pm. $5. Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road.
THE TARTAN TERRORS. With an arsenal featuring classic pipes and fiddle, driving drum tones, and signature guitar styles, the performance also features award-winning Step and Highland Dancers. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
MAPLE SUGARING. Join park rangers and volunteers as they celebrate the approach of warmer weather with the North American tradition of maple sugaring. American Indians, early settlers, and their descendants all looked forward to collecting and boiling the sap of locally abundant sugar maple trees. Visitors will be able to see and participate in the “sugaring” process from the tree to the table. Sap from Millbrook Village maples will be boiled down in cast iron kettles over an open ﬁre to create maple syrup. Woodstove and outdoor cooking demonstrations will showcase the use of maple products in recipes common during the 1800s. 10am - 3pm. Old Mine Road & Cty Route 602.
MASTERS OF DANCE AND MUSIC. American Repertory Ballet 3pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
MEET THE ARTIST. Join master glass artist Lino Tagliapietra for breakfast, followed by an exclusive tour of his newly installed exhibition. Advance registration required. Space is limited. 10am. $30. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
SPRING CRAFT. Artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country. Morristown Armory.
COMEDY NIGHT BENEFIT. Join comedians Johnny Lampert & Sherry Davey, two of the country's premier comedians for a night of laughter & fun! All proceeds benefit RVC's conservation efforts. Wildlife Photo Exhibit included 8 - 9:30pm. $30/early bird, group discounts. Armstrong Hipkins Center for the Arts, Wean Theatre, Blair Academy.
THE WURST NIGHT AT THE WINERY. Enjoy a dinner filled with mouthwatering cheeses, meats, and wine and celebratory music! 7 - 9pm. 594 State Highway 94.
XY DANCE PROJECT. A style that blends contemporary dance through the spiritual rhythms of African dance, the grace and peace of Tai Chi and the heart of street dance. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
BACKYARD BEEKEEPING. How to get started 10 - 11:30am. $10. County Admin Building, 165 CR 519 South.
GALA CELEBRATION. Feast on appetizers, main courses and desserts created with the finest local ingredients at eight tasting stations prepared before you by our region’s finest chefs. Let them entertain and inform you with their cooking techniques and tips! Open bar features NJ wines, craft beer and spirits. 6pm. $100. Blair Academy.
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. Fly Casting demonstrations, water and field dog demonstration put on by our local NAVHDA chapter. Raffles for door prizes and we will be offering a 10% discount all weekend long in preparation for the up coming Trout Season! Food and refreshments. 11am. 61 State Route 94.
COLIN QUINN. Best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, on MTV's 1980's game show Remote Control, and as executive producer and host of Comedy Central's late-night panel show Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
NEW JERSEY CANALS AND LOCAL HISTORY SYMPOSIUM. Presentations about a wide range of topics. 9am - 3pm. Haggerty Center at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave..
MOE - TION DANCE THEATER. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
CHE MALAMBO. Argentine-based company excites audiences through precise footwork and rhythmic stomping, drumming and singing. 3pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium in Branchburg will present a variety of star shows and laser concerts for all ages in Feburary. The following shows have been scheduled:
Astronomy Tonight, Saturday, February 4, 7 p.m. Using the Planetarium’s DigitalSky digital theater, experience a guided tour of the night sky. (Recommended for ages 8 to adult)
Laser Beatles, Saturdays, February 4, 18, 8 p.m. Follow the Drinking Gourd, Saturdays, February 4, 11, 18, 3 p.m. Learn to find the Big Dipper and other stars in our night sky. Then we’ll go “back in time” to follow a family trying to escape oppression. (Recommended for ages 6-12)
Laser Magic, Saturdays, February 4, 11, 18, 4 p.m. Enjoy a laser concert featuring songs by a variety of artists. (Recommended for ages 6-12)
Laser Queen, Saturdays, February 11, 25, 8 p.m. Tunes by Queen are featured in this laser concert. Some of the hit songs include “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Under Pressure” and “We Are the Champions.”
SETI: The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence, Saturdays, February 18, 25, 7 p.m. SETI: The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence explores all sides of this topic, from the planets we are finding around other stars, to the feasibility of traveling to the stars, to the possibility that UFOs have been visiting and the various methods that scientists are using to communicate. The program also includes a live tour of the current night sky and/or an exploration of the planets that have been discovered around other stars. (Recommended for ages 10 to adult)
Rockin’ Rocket Ride, Saturday, February 25, 3 p.m. The star show offers a lively experience for young people with selected music from "Journey Into Space" by Jane Murphy. (Recommended for ages 3-8)
Storybooks in Space, Saturday, February 25, 4 p.m. (Recommended for ages 4-8) Route 28 & Lamington Road.
Tuesdays, February 7- March 21 • FLY TYING CLASS. The Beginner class includes tools, materials and instruction – learn how to master the basics! The Intermediate class must bring your own tools and thread, some materials are provided. Learn how to tie the flies you usually buy as well has new techniques and materials. Learn the names of the different dry flies, nymphs, streamers and attractors and how to fish them. Seven consecutive Tuesdays. 7 - 9pm. $50.
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.
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
Beginning on January 1, 2017, the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center building will be closed until Saturday, February 11, 2017. During that same period, the Washington’s Headquarters Museum and the Ford Mansion will only be open on Saturdays and Sundays.
Please note that the grounds of the entire park will remain open seven days per week along with the restroom facilities at the Jockey Hollow area, per park hours listed at www.nps.gov/morr.