SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL. 10 - 6. $10. Garden State Exhibit Center, 50 Atrium Dr..
BRIGADE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION RE-ENACTMENT. Watch re-enactors portraying Continental soldiers, Hessians, and militiamen build fortifications, practice drilling, maneuver artillery, and even skirmish with British Redcoats! $5. Vanderveer House, 955 US Highway 202/206.
RICKIE LEE JONES. 7pm. 234 Spring Street.
FALL ACTIVITY DAY. Nature walk with the Bergen County Audubon Society, Colonial cooking demo, singing & games. Events free donations appreciated 10am - 2pm. Free, donations appreciated. 150 Snake Den Rd.
FRANK VIGNOLA TRIO WITH JON-ERIC KELSO. 8pm. $20/ $17 advance. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
FALL FEST DOG DAYCARE PARTY. Apple Bobbing, Hay Maze, Costume Party, Photo Booth and more! Call to reserve your dogâ ’s spot today $69.95-200.00. 120 Sand Spring Road.
MURDER MYSTERY. Experience a fun and interactive play which follows the life of Miss Lotta Crabtree. Who will make it to shore alive? There is only one way to find out… 7 - 9pm. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..
AN ASTRONOMY ADVENTURE. Learn about our solar system with professional astronomer Paul Cirello. View breathtaking celestial photographs and discover how to identify constellations and locate planets. Advance registration required 7pm. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.
KICK. Follow former Rockette Bernie from a kick line to "A Chorus Line" to Hollywood and back in a powerful one woman show that weaves a tale with wisdom and humor. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
HAUNTED HIKE. Drag your bones to our Haunted Hike along the Musconetcong. There will be self-guided tours as well as face painting and free apple cider and hotdogs. 7:45 - 9:30pm. $7. River Resource Center, 10 Maple Avenue.
HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHT. Enjoy the holiday without the crowds on this two hour cocktail cruise. Costumes highly encouraged! 6 - 8pm. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..
ALL HALLOWS' EVENINGS. Celebrate like it’s 1913 with an after-hours tour of Gustav Stickley’s Log House, and learn about Victorian-era Halloween customs. 5:30 - 6:30pm. $5 Members; $12 Non-Members. 2352 Route 10 West.
WINTER EXPO. Meet New Jersey ski and snowboard clubs, ski resort vendors, ski & board shops, bike shops, and more 7 - 11pm. Hanover Marriott Hotel.
A MILLER'S HALLOWEEN. Create corn husk dolls, color pumpkins, and play old time games. 1 - 3pm. 66 Route 24.
THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE. Composer-conductor Benoît Charest leads Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville in a live performance of his original score, in tandem with a screening of the outrageous and universally acclaimed animated film, The Triplets of Belleville. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
OPEN HEARTH COOKING. Demonstration of open hearth cooking on the H.P.S.P. Interpretive Center fireplace. Enjoy a sample tastings of delectable soups, meats, and desserts all cooked fireside. Seasonal crafts for children. Rain or shine. 11am - 3pm. Free, $5 donation per famiy appreciated. High Point State Park, 1480 State Route 23.
BRICKFAIR NJ 2016. A fun family LEGO event for all ages. 11am - 4pm. $12. Garden State Expo Center, 50 Atrium Drive.
TRICK OR TREAT. Join us for a free, safe, fun-filled afternoon for the whole family with decorated cars, candy, costumes and refreshments. 3 - 4:30pm. Free. Rt 15 & 385 Houses Corner Rd.
October 7-October 23 • SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY. 8pm.
October 5-November 6 • RICHARD III. Since the recent discovery of the remains of the real Richard III, both the real life monarch and Shakespeare’s monstrous version of him have been much talked about.
Saturdays • NATURE WALKS. Hike the Paulinskill Valley Trail. Hike different sections with various themes. Hikes leave from Kittatinny SP, Warbasse Jct., or Footbridge Park in Blairstown. Free.
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.
Saturdays • PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT UACNJ OBSERVATORY. Astronomy presentations followed by observing sessions, weather permitting.
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.
Sundays • SKYLANDS MANOR TOURS. Free guided tours are conducted on the first Sunday of each month, March through November at 2pm.
October 1- 31 • FEATURED ART OF THE MONTH. Susan Bogen & Nancy Zarbock: Ceramics & mixed media.
Nancy Zarbock: “I am amazed by the level of influence that my 30 years of experience as an antique dealer, has had on my clay creations. From 17th century red ware, to 21st century porcelain, the struggle between form vs. function is constant. The value that each potter brings to the process, is in their own interpretation. I make contemporary pots which have power, presence and purpose. I form pots and manipulate the clay as it dries and changes character by faceting, paddling, texturing and carving. I use stains and a few glazes - saturated copper, iron, cobalt and silver. The pots are fired in a large kiln, maintaining a neutral to reduction atmosphere. The vessel reaches 1850 degrees and placed in a container of combustibles, where further reduction is achieved. Results are high in luster and metallic. Raku is a form of Japanese pottery characterized by low firing temperatures and the removal of pieces from the kiln while still glowing hot. In the traditional Japanese firing process, the pot is removed from the hot kiln and put directly into water or allowed to cool in the open air. Raku is considered the traditional method for creating bowls for the Japanese tea ceremony. The term raku is derived from the Kanji character meaning "enjoyment" or "ease"."
Susan Bogen: “I first started working in clay 38 years ago. The tactile feel and the spatial forms that the clay can take on has always drawn me in. Even when I took an 18 year break from making pots, I was always studying, collecting and keeping up with the Ceramics world. For the last 10 years, it has again become my life passion. I especially love functional pots that beg to be picked up and held. The fact that a pot is pleasing to the eye as well as the touch is great. Asian pottery has always had a strong influence on my work, as does ancient Islamic pots. I love the way geometric design and nature interact in these works. I strive to integrate form and design into my own work. Having studied first Japanese and then Chinese brush painting over the years, I now often use my porcelain forms as canvases. My work is made of porcelain and Stoneware. I fire both in a gas reduction kiln to cone 10 and in a wood-fired salt kiln. All pots are food-safe, dishwasher and microwave safe.”
October 8-November 5 • A HAUNTING AT THE HIVE. Come see the art of magic and mayhem created by 25+ of the scariest, the silliest and the most compelling collection of regionally and internationally acclaimed visual artists!
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