Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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September

Friday, 21-22; North Branch

AIKEN & FRIENDS. Two-day mini fest includes songwriter workshops and concert. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 22; Blairstown

Economic Green Solutions; 908/362-7967

Saturday, 22; Columbia

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

Saturday, 22; High Bridge

COMMUNITY DAY. 12pm. 97 West Main St..

Borough of High Bridge; 908/638-6455

Saturday, 22; Lake Hopatcong

EAGLES SIGHTSEEING EXCURSION. Join Bob Behrent, a long-time local who takes photographs of the eagles that live in a tree on Lake Hopatcong. 3 - 5pm. $35. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

Saturday, 22; Port Murray

NATURAL DYE CLASS. Hands-on, fun instruction that aims to give a good overview for those interested in further dyeing skills. 1 - 3pm. $45. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 22; Stanhope

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

Saturday, 22; Washington

FESTIVAL IN THE BOROUGH. Warren County’s largest music and street festival features three stages of entertainment with an array of musical genres, vendors, children's activities, rides, an assortment of food. 11am - 10pm. Free.

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

Saturday, 22-23; Morris County

Pathways of History; 973/316-0976

Sunday, 23; Hardwick

WHITE LAKE AND LIMESTONE FOREST PRESERVE. Explore the new connection between White Lake and the Limestone Forest along the Ridge and Valley Trail. 9:30am. White Lake parking lot.

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

Sunday, 23; Raritan

JOHN BASILONE PARADE CELEBRATION. The annual event honors the World War II Marine hero with a parade, fireworks, and commemorative concerts. Boro of Raritan, LaGrange St to Somerset Street.

; 908/429-8868

Monday, 24; Blairstown

MOONLIGHT PADDLE. Join us for a moonlight paddle on the placid waters of White Lake. A limited number of kayaks will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 7 - 10pm. Free. White Lake, Rt. 521.

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

Thursday, 27; Blairstown

SMART CYCLING. Learn the rules of the road. Knowledge regarding the principles of vehicular cycling instills confidence! Refreshments served. 6:30 - 7:30pm. 15 Main St .

4 Track Bike Hike and Hobby; 908/362-5699

Thursday, 27-30; Morristown

SOUVENIR: A FANTASIA ON THE LIFE OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS. Experience the true story of this wealthy society eccentric who suffered under the delusion that she was a great coloratura soprano. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

Friday, 28; Morristown

AN EVENING WITH PAT METHENY. 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Friday, 28-30; Hackettstown

OCTOBERFEST. activities, contests, music, drinks and food at town breweries.

Hackettstown BID; 908/850-5004

Saturday, 29; Blairstown

IRIS DEMENT WITH SPECIAL GUEST PIETA BROWN. 8pm. $35 – $40. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

Saturday, 29; Flemington

WIZARD WORLD HARVEST. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch, corn maze, a barn full of activities, unicorn rides, and vendors selling handmade crafts. In the barn: geocache hunt, potions, spell lessons. 9am - 5pm. 937 County Road 523.

Readington River Farm; 908-806-0030

Saturday, 29; High Bridge

SALSA NIGHT SIZZLE. Local food vendors, free dance lessons. Come out and have some fun! 4pm. Commons Park, Main Street.

Borough of High Bridge; 908/638-6455

Saturday, 29; Mount Tabor

ANNUAL VICTORIAN HOUSE TOUR. Explore unique charm of an historic community with an inside look at more than fifteen Victorian cottages, historic buildings and sites. 11am - 4pm. $30/ $25 advance. Simpson Ave., near the Tabernacle.

Mount Tabor Historical Society; 973/975-0001

Saturday, 29; Newton

ROBBY KRIEGER. 8pm. $39 - $49. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Saturday, 29; Stillwater

THE NEW YORK KAMMERMUSIKER CLASSICAL WOODWIND DOUBLE REED ENSEMBLE. 6pm. $25. Stillwater School, 904 Stillwater Rd..

Stillwater Historical Society; 973/300-3327

Saturday, 29-30; Washington

FALL HARVEST WEEKEND. Hayrides, corn maze, farm snimals, pony rides. 10am - 5pm. $10.99. 438 Rt. 57 West.

Von Thun Farms; 908/689-3761

Saturday, 29-30; Augusta

ANNUAL PETERS VALLEY CRAFT FAIR. Beautiful American Craft made by 150+ exhibiting artists from across the country. This a juried show of exhibitors, who are each selected for excellence and originality in twelve different media. 10 - 6pm. $9. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Plains Rd..

Peters Valley Crafts Center; 973/948-5200

Saturday, 29-30; Belvidere

APPLE, WINE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL. 783 County Road 519.

Four Sisters Winery; 908/475-3671

Saturday, 29-30; Bernards Township

ARTsee; 732/236-1729

Saturday, 29-30; Chester

OKTOBERFEST AND ANTIQUE CAR SHOW. German music, food, and dance; proceeds for various charities and other worthy causes. 12 - 8pm. $6, under 12 free. Chubb Park, Rt. 513.

Chester Lions Club; 908/879 6543

Saturday, 29-30; Franklin

61ST ANNUAL FRANKLIN-STERLING HILL GEM AND MINERAL SHOW. Dealers, gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, stone carvings, lectures, literature, fluorescent mineral exhibits, mineral collecting, museum tours and the traditional swap/sell. $7/ $4 ages 6-16. Littel Center, 12 Munsonhurst Road.

Franklin Mineral Museum; 973/827-3481

Sunday, 30; Frelinghuysen

OCTOBERFEST. Bratwurst, Sauerbraten, Schnitzel, Spaetzle, Potato Pancake, Sauerkraut, Apple Strudel, live music and more! The 2019 Oktoberfest is presented by Valley Fall Farm. 1 - 4pm. Frelinghuysen Recreational Center, 139 Lincoln Laurel Road.

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

Sunday, 30; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Sunday, 30; Morristown

FALL FESTIVAL ON THE GREEN. Entertainment, food, and exhibits of historic, recreational and educational aspects of life in Morristown.

Morristown Partnership; 973/455-1133

October

Saturday, 6; Columbia

ANNUAL PIG ROAST. A fun filled day of great food, your favorite wines, live music. 1 - 4pm. $45 pp, advance sale only; wine available by the glass, $5.. 594 State Highway 94.

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

Saturday, 6; Hillsborough

GARLIC 101. Types of garlic, best planting practices and uses. 1 - 4pm. $10. 80 Route 206.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Saturday, 6; Madison

BOTTLE HILL DAY. The event features four stages with live entertainment all day, over 200 vendor booths, amusement rides, great shopping, delicious food and a Beer Garden.

Madison Borough;

Saturday, 6; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 6; Port Murray

DRIED FLOWER ARRANGEMENT. Turn a vase into a lovely, lasting masterpiece using a colorful array of dried flowers. 10am - 12pm. $36. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 6; Ringwood

GUIDED HIKE TO ASSINIWIKUM MOUNTAIN. The hike will lead to the summit of Assiniwikam Mountain (1,200 feet) and offers expansive views from several rocky outcrops in a lesser-known part of Norvin Green State Forest.. 10am. $5. 150 Snake Den Road.

The New Weis Center; 973/835-2160

Saturday, 6-7; Sussex County

SUSSEX COUNTY HERITAGE WEEKEND. Twenty-four historical sites & museums in Sussex County will welcome you! 133 Spring St., Newton.

Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council; 973/383-0027

Sunday, 7; Allamuchy

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894 x338

Sunday, 7; Basking Ridge

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

Sunday, 7; Blairstown

AUTUMN ADVENTURE FEST COMMUNITY DAY. The center celebrates its 110th anniversary with family fun activities, climbing wall, kayaking, hhiking, music, vendors, Octoberfest fare. 11am - 4pm. 158 Millbrook Road.

Princeton-Blairstown Center; 908/362-6765

Sunday, 7; Delaware

RIVERSIDE FALL FESTIVAL. Historic site tours and presentations, apple tasting, cider making, woodworking exhibitions, smokehouse demonstration. 10am - 4pm. Route 46 and Ramsaysburg Road on the Delaware.

Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead; 908/475-5352

Sunday, 7; Gladstone

Raritan Headwaters Association; 908/234-1852

Sunday, 7; Landing

Lake Hoptacong Foundation; 973/663-2500

Sunday, 7; Phillipsburg

EQUINE RESCUE OPEN HOUSE. Meet the rescue horses, silent auction, bake sale, vendors. 12 - 4pm. 227 Still Valley Rd.

Mylestone Equine Rescue; 908/995-9300

Wednesday, 10; Morristown

DIANA KRALL. 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Friday, 12; Basking Ridge

BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON. Explore the Great Swamp and listen for animal sounds along the swampy trails 6:30am - 7:30pm. $6. 190 Lord Stirling Road.

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

Friday, 12; Morristown

AN EVENING WITH JOHN KERRY. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Friday, 12; North Branch

BEYOND SACRED: VOICES OF MUSLIM IDENTITY. This interview-based theatre production stages the personal and complex stories of five young Muslim New Yorkers. Together, their experiences create a beautiful, funny, and intensely poignant cry for tolerance. 7. $15 & $25. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Friday, 12-13; Morristown

Morristown Festival of Books;

Friday, 12-14; Dingmans Ferry, PA

FALL PHOTOGRAPHY. Capture the beautiful fall colors of the Delaware Water Gap with Certified professional  photographer, Kathy Peoples. Learn about exposure, composition and more.  Geared towards DSLR type cameras. $290 includes lodging and meals. 538 Emery Road.

Pocono Environmental Education Center; 570/828-2319

Saturday, 13; Andover

HUDSON FARM WALK. Hike for Byram's local charities. Enter trail between 7:00 & 11:00 a.m. 270 Stanhope-Sparta Rd.

Hudson Farm Club; 973/796-0214

Saturday, 13; Asbury

Musconectong Watershed Association; 908/537-7060

Saturday, 13; Augusta

Sussex County Farmland Preservation and Conservation ; 973/579-0500

Saturday, 13; Blairstown

DURHAM COUNTY POETS. Bluesy Soul/Folk from Québec 8pm. $25 – $30. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

Saturday, 13; Hillsborough

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Saturday, 13; Mendham

ANNUAL PRESSING DAY. Observe annual apple pressing on restored historic equipment and taste the fresh cider. Video, pressing, and Visitor Center exhibits. 1 - 4pm. $10. 336 Mendham Road West .

Ralston Cider Mill; 973/939-6222

Saturday, 13; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 13; Phillipsburg

PORK ROLL PALOOZA. Everything from Pork Roll Sliders to Deep Fried Pork Roll and even Pork Roll-themed Beverages! There will be vendors, activities and live music all day!

Town of Phillipsburg; 908/454-5500

Saturday, 13; Port Murray

SOAP MAKING. Choose from a varied selection of fragrant essential oils and herbs – to create your own specialty soap. 1 - 3pm. $36. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 13; Stillwater

STILLWATER FALL FESTIVAL. Hayrides, crafters, food, pumpkins, antiques, pony rides, games and a baked apple anything contest! 11am - 4:30pm. Free. Stillwater School.

Stillwater Historical Society; 908/698-4143

Saturday, 13; Warren

Forest Lodge; 908/754-7300

Saturday, 13-14; Chester

CHESTER'S 35TH ANNUAL HARVEST CELEBRATION. Enjoy this free two-day event with live entertainment, games, pumpkin carving, antique car show, apple press. Don’t miss the Soup and Chili chef competition on Saturday! 11 - 5. Free. Routes 206 & 24/513.

Historic Chester Village; 973/223-2665

Saturday, 13-14; Ogdensburg

ANNUAL NORTH JERSEY ROCK, MINERAL, AND FOSSIL SWAP & SELL. Browse endless minerals, fossils, crystals, Jewelry, stonecrafts and more from local collectors. While visiting, be sure to take the mine tour! 9am - 5pm. Free. Sterling Hill Mining Museum, 30 Plant St..

North Jersey Mineralogical Society;

Saturday, 13-14; Parsippany

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms; 973/540-0311

Saturday, 13-14; Somerset County

Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission; 908/231-7110

Sunday, 14; Basking Ridge

LIVE ANIMAL SHOW. Meet some of nature's coolest creatures with ! Eyes of the Wild 1 - 2pm. $5. 190 Lord Stirling Road.

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

Sunday, 14; Ledgewood

LIVING HISTORY DAY. Events at the King Store and Homestead 1 - 4pm. 209-213 Main Street.

Roxbury Historic Trust; 973/584-1457

Sunday, 14; Morristown

NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Seong-Jin Cho plays Chopin 3pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Sunday, 14; Newton

LOS LOBOS. 8pm. 447 - $62. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Sunday, 14; Ringwood

BIRDING FOR BEGINNERS. Join Don Torino, President of the Bergen County Audubon Society, for a fall birdwatching walk around our property. 10am. Free.. 150 Snake Den Road.

The New Weis Center; 973/835-2160

Sunday, 14; Walpack

Walpack Historical Society; 973/948-4903

Sunday, 14; Wantage

PUMPKIN PICK AND PAINT. 11am - 2pm. $5 per pumpkin. 50 Neilson Road.

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 973/702-2289

Wednesday, 17; Morristown

THE TENORS: FAN FAVORITES TOUR. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Friday, 19; North Branch

TIEMPO LIBRE. Hard-driving, seductive rhythms of "timba" - an irresistible, dance-inducing mix of Latin jazz and Cuban son 8. $15 & $25. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Friday, 19-21; Blairstown

Princeton-Blairstown Center; 908/362-6765 x1.

Friday, 19-21; Morristown

42ND ANNUAL MORRISTOWN CRAFTMARKET. Juried artists display extraordinary, one-of-a-kind works in jewelry, ceramics, glass, leather, wood, metal, wearable fiber, and more. Proceeds benefit not-for-profit organizations. 12pm - 5pm. National Guard Armory, 430 Western Avenue.

The Kiwanis Club of Randolph Township; 973/442-2840

Saturday, 20; Augusta

DOG WALK OF THE DEAD. Over 45 indoor vendors, costume contests, live music, classic car trunk or treat, blood drive, animal adoptions, giveaways and more to benefit One Step Closer Animal Rescue of Sparta 11am - 4pm. $3, under 12 free. Sussex County Fairgrounds.

O.S.C.A.R;

Saturday, 20; Far Hills

FAR HILLS RACE MEETING. The 98th running of this prestigious steeplechase horse race benefits Somerset Medical Center. 8. Moorland Farms.

Somerset Medical Center; 908/685-2929

Saturday, 20; Finesville

HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR FOR POHATCONG TOWNSHIP. Explore an eclectic mix of stone and clapboard structures dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. 10am - 5pm. $25 / $65 winery train. Alba Vineyard, 269 Route 627.

Pohatcong Township Historic Preservation Commission; 908/387-1493

Saturday, 20; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 20; North Branch

THE CAPITOL STEPS. Political satire, a perennial favorite. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 20; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Sunday, 21; Dingmans Ferry, PA

SIGNS OF FALL HIKE. Changing animal behavior, why leaves change color, and why it’s the best season to be out and about! 10am - 12pm. $5. 538 Emery Road.

Pocono Environmental Education Center; 570/828-2319

Sunday, 21; Lambertville

AUTUMN HOUSE TOUR. The 35th self-guided tour includes historic public and private sites and canal walks. 11pm - 5pm. $30/ $25 advance. Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead, Rt. 29.

Lambertville Historical Society; 609/397-0770

Monday, 22; Morristown

FULL COUNT BIG BAND. This popular 17 piece big band has been entertaining New York and New Jersey audiences for more than a decade with an eclectic mix of music. 7:30pm. $35. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

Tuesday, 23; Far Hills

FLOWER & LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP. Autumnal brilliance 9 - 11:30am. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

Thursday, 25; Augusta

HARVEST FEST 2018. Gourmet food, wine & beer tastings; raffles; live entertainment. Plus a live performance by the cast of The Wizard. Proceeds benefit arts programming for young audiences. 6 - 9pm. $50. Skylands Stadium Indoor Event Center, 94 Championship Place.

The Growing Stage; 973/347-4946

Friday, 26; Newton

THE WAILERS. 8pm. $34 - $49. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Friday, 26-28; Hillsborough

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Saturday, 27; Basking Ridge

FALL FESTIVAL. Themed hayrides, pony rides, and other child-friendly activities 5 - 8pm. 256 South Maple Avenue.

Lord Stirling Stable; 908/766-5955

Saturday, 27; High Bridge

TRUNK OR TREAT AND HALLOWEEKEND MOVIE. Commons Park, Main Street.

Borough of High Bridge; 908/638-6455

Saturday, 27; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 27; North Branch

THE NATURE OF FORGETTING. The story of a middle aged father struggling with the early stages of dementia. A journey of shining humanity, and a celebration of a life well lived. 8pm. $25 & $35. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 27; Sussex

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

Sunday, 28; Allamuchy

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894 x338

Sunday, 28; Franklin Township

GOOFS AND GHOULS. Crafting with nature, games, pumpkin bowling, and pumpkin painting. 1 - 3pm. Free. Mettlers Road.

Colonial Park; 732/873-2459

Sunday, 28; Morristown

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum; 973/538-2404


Upcoming Events...


Ongoing Theater and Concerts

Country Gate Players, Belvidere

September 19-October 6 • PETER PAN, JR . This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years and is now adapted for young performers.

114 Greenwich St.. ; 908/475-1104

Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown

Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue. ; 908/979-0900

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Madison

September 19-October 7 • BURIED CHILD. This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama marks the first time that we will present a play by Sam Shepard who sadly passed away last year

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

The Folk Project, Morristown

MINSTREL CONCERT SERIES. Shows every Friday, presenting traditional American and ethnic "folk" music, as well as music of contemporary, primarily acoustic songwriters. The second Friday of the month is an open stage/audition night. 7:30pm. $10 adults; children 12 and under free.

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road. ; 973/335-9489

Ongoing Programs and Events

4 Track Bike Hike and Hobby, Blairstown

15 Main St . ; 908-362-5699

Paulinskill Valley Trail, Andover to Columbia

Saturdays • NATURE WALKS. Hike the Paulins Kill Valley Trail. Hike different sections with various themes. Hikes leave from Kittatinny 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

; 908/637-4125

Ongoing Tours and Exhibits

Gallery 23, Blairstown

23 Main Street. ; 908/362-6865

Morristown National Historical Park Morristown

The Discover History Center at the Washington Museum

30 Washington Place; 973/539-2016 x210

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