Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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May

Monday, 23; Somerset

Friday, 27; Belvidere

WINE & SPIRITS WITH LORRAINE MOORE SPIRIT CONNECTIONS. Reservations required, as seating is limited. 6 - 9pm. Lakeview Room at Mt. Lake, 99 Tamarack Road.

Mountain Lake Fire Company & Ladies Auxiliary; 908/310-3077

Friday, 27-30; Somerville

Tour of Somerville; 908/725-7223 x13

Saturday, 28; Millbrook Village

Millbrook Village Society/National Park Service; 908/496-4458

Saturday, 28; Port Murray

 LIVING HERB WREATH. Create an attractive wreath of living herbs that will supply culinary snippets throughout the season. Reservations required. 1:30pm - 3:30pm. $48. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 28; TBA

NEWMAN & OLTMAN GUITAR DUO & SPECIAL GUESTS. Preview of the Duo’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

Raritan River Music Festival;

May 28-30; Sussex

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AT SPACE FARMS. Snake handling demonstrations, nursery and carnivore feedings. 218 Rt 519.

Space Farms Zoo and Museum; 973/875-5800

Saturday, 28-29; East Stroudsburg

SHAWNEE CELTIC FESTIVAL. Non-stop Celtic music, working sheep dogs, Irish step dancers, and a variety of Celtic craft and food vendors. 11am - 5pm. $12-15. 401 Hollow Road.

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

June

Friday, 3; Morristown

ALAN RIGOLETTO. Classical guitar 7pm. $15. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave..

Cottage Garden Concerts; 973/326-7601

Saturday, 4; Asbury

SPRING INTO SUMMER VENDOR EVENT AND YARD SALE. Over twenty vendors, crafters, and others.  Children's activities, community organizations with volunteer opportunities for you! 10am - 4pm. 455 Old Main St. .

Asbury UMC;

Saturday, 4; Bernardsville

NATIVE PLANT SALE. Turn your backyard into a haven for wildlife. 9am - 4pm. 11 Hardscrabble Road .

Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary; 908/396-7409

Saturday, 4; Parsippany

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms; 973/540-0311

Saturday, 4; Port Murray

 SPRING OPEN HOUSE. Enjoy a day of free informative lectures, herb & perennial presentations, as well as tours of our spectacular gardens. 9am - 5pm. Free. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 4-5; Chester

SPRING CRAFT SHOW. A wide variety of handmade items including traditional & country crafts. 10am - 5pm. $4. Routes 206 & 24/513.

Chester Business Association; 908/223-2665

Sunday, 5; Clinton

BRITISH CAR DAY. Classic British cars showcased on the Museum's historic grounds. 10am - 3pm. $9/ $7 seniors/ $5 ages 6-12. Red Mill, 56 Main St..

Red Mill Museum Village; 908/735-4101

Friday, 10; Hillsborough

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Friday, 10; Landing

THE BUILDING AND GRANDEUR OF BRESLIN PARK. 6. Jefferson House, Nolans Point.

Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum; 973/398-2616

Friday, 10; Morristown

THE BREAK LIGHTS. Indie. 7pm. $15. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave..

Cottage Garden Concerts; 973/326-7601

Friday, 10-12; Randolph

BIG GREEK FESTIVAL. Music and entertainment featuring Greek folk dancing, traditional food, wines and liquors. 11am - 8pm. 1447 Sussex Tnpk.

St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church; 973/584-0388

Saturday, 11; Belvidere

The Woman's Club of Belvidere; 908/892-3874

Saturday, 11; Belvidere

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH BIRDS OF PREY. Delaware Valley Raptor Center presents a meet-and-greet discussion on predator/prey relationships and issues facing wildlife today. Registration necessary at (908) 475-6321 or www.warrenlib.org. 11am. 2 Shotwell Drive.

Friends of the Warren County Library; 908/475-6322

Saturday, 11; Budd Lake

GROOVE IN THE GROVE SONGWRITER FESTIVAL. Acoustic performances by local/regional independent songwriters, focusing on original music. The Grip Weeds will perform in the evening concert. Two outdoor stages, playground, vendors, food/beer available. 1 - 9pm. Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Road.

Skylands Songwriter's Guild;

Saturday, 11; Franklin Township

Colonial Park; 732/873-2459

Saturday, 11; Oxford

FREE FISHING DAY. You don’t need a license to fish this Saturday! 605 Pequest Rd..

NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife; 908/637-4125

Saturday, 11; Port Murray

GARDEN TROUGH. Create two of your own hypertufa trough planters with that Old English look. Reservations required. 1:30 - 3:30pm. $46. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 11; Ringwood

THE NEW WEIS CENTER OPENING DAY CELEBRATION. Activities include mini-sessions of upcoming summer camps, nature walks, food, games & music. 10am - 3pm.

Highlands Nature Friends; 973/835-2160

Saturday, 11; Somerset

EXPLORING THE NEGRI-NEPOTE GRASSLAND PRESERVE. The trees will be in full foliage and all the birds we see will be established on breeding territories. 9 - 11am. Free. 260 Skillmans Lane.

Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary; 908/396-7409

Friday, 17-18; Wantage

BARN AND BAKE SALE. 9am - 3pm. Free. 50 Neilson Road.

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 862/266-5021

Saturday, 18; Bernardsville

DISCOVER DRAGONS AND DAMSELS. Come and learn about these fascinating and beautiful members of the insect world. 1:30 - 3:30pm. Free, preregister by 6/17. 11 Hardscrabble Road .

Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary; 908/396-7409

Saturday, 18; Chester

PEOPLE-POWER DAY. Demonstrations of tools powered by hands and feet, typical of the 1890s. 1 - 3pm. 66 Route 24.

Cooper Gristmill; 908/879-5463

Saturday, 18; Mount Arlington

ANNUAL ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT SHOW. Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club, North Bertrand Road and Willow Street.

Lake Hopatcong Antique and Classic Boat Society;

Saturday, 18; Port Murray

 HERBAL TOPIARY WORKSHOP. The design and sculpture of herbs into a creation of an edible art piece. Reservations required. 10am - 12pm. $36. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 18; Port Murray

MINIATURE FAIRY GARDEN. Create your very own fairy garden. Reservations required. 1:30 - 3:30pm. $39. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 18; Sparta

SONRISE MOUNTAIN REVIVAL BAND CONCERT. A bluegrass / folk concert to benefit home rehabilitation and community programs in rural West Virginia. 6:30pm. Rt 15 & 385 Houses Corner Rd.

Sparta Evangelical Free church; 973/300-1717

Saturday, 18; Washington

CAR SHOW. Vehicles of all types dating back as far as the 1920s. A host of vendors will participate in the Green Fair, which will also include special activities and demonstrations. Washington Ave.

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

Saturday, 18-25; Delaware River

ANNUAL DELAWARE RIVER SOJOURN. A seven-day guided paddling trip on the wild and scenic Delaware River, combining canoeing/kayaking, camping, educational programs, historical interpretation, and more. This year’s theme is “Birthplace of America”. Call for fees.

Delaware River Sojourn; 646/205-2724

Sunday, 19; Sussex

FATHERS DAY AT SPACE FARMS. Free drawing to win a season pass. Special nursery feedings and sessions on paternal behavior. 218 Rt 519.

Space Farms Zoo and Museum; 973/875-5800

Thursday, 23; Readington Township

HUNTERDON SYMPHONY. The rousing music of the 2016 Pops Concert. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

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

Friday, 24; Morristown

THE BUSKERS. Country. 7pm. $15. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave..

Cottage Garden Concerts; 973/326-7601

Saturday, 25; Port Murray

 WONDERFUL LAVENDER & LUNCH. Enjoy a relaxing and educational day with lavender. Starting with a lecture followed by a lavender lunch, then create your own 12” lavender wreath. Reservations required. 11am - 2pm. $52. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 25; Stanhope

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

Saturday, 25-26; Augusta

ROCK, RIBS & RIDGES FESTIVAL. Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road.

Rock, Ribs and Ridges; 973/882-8240

Sunday, 26; Madison

Arts Council of the Morris Area; 973/285-5115

Tuesday, 28; Morristown

SMITTY’S POLKA BAND TRIO. 12:30 - 1:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.

Music Without Borders; 973/285-5115

Thursday, 30; 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


Upcoming Events...

Ongoing Theater and Concerts

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Madison

May 11-May 29 • A SONG AT TWILIGHT. Noël Coward’s final and semi-autobiographical play kicks off the season in high style.

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

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

Through MAY 30: Sandy Pancrazi and Ellen Mulligan, pottery

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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