ECO DEL SUR. Ancient and contemporary South American music 12:30 - 1:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.
THE BEACHES OF LAKE HOPATCONG. Historical program 6. Asian Diner.
BEST OF THE EAGLES. 7. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.
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.
STAN KENTON TRIBUTE. Pat Longo’s Hollywood East Coast Big Band 7:30pm. $40/ $35 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
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. 8 - 11pm. Free. White Lake, Rt. 521.
HAIR. Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, HAIR remains relevant as ever as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
BOHEMIAN QUARTET. Accomplished ensemble plays well-known and hidden gems of the contemporary and earlier classical repertoire. The Quartet will relate the historic background of their music and for this performance will embrace the acoustics of the eighteenth century Ramsaysburg barn. Come early to picnic and enjoy the Homestead property. Rain or Shine. 6pm. $10 donation suggested.. Ramseyburg Rd, and Rt 46.
DISCOVER AMERICAN PRESIDENTS AND FIRST LADIES. At this popular annual curator's presentation at the museum at Morristown National Historical Park, Dr. Jude Pfister, Chief of Cultural Resources and author, will present items from the archives and collections associated with American presidents and their first ladies. The museum interprets the story of the Continental Army's time in Morristown during the Revolutionary War, but in this program we explore other people and time periods by displaying and discussing fascinating items which never see the light of day. 10am. $15. Morristown National Historical Park, 30 Washington Place.
MIDSUMMER HERB FESTIVAL. Well-Sweep’s 29th annual Midsummer Herb Festival celebrates ‘Hops’, Humulus, the 2018 International Herb Association’s – Herb of the Year. Enjoy a tasty luncheon prepared with hops as well as other complimentary herbs. Come and learn about the many virtues of this popular culinary and medicinal plant, as well as growing tips for a successful harvest. Additionally guest lecturer Brewmaster Joe Fisher of Man Skirt Brewing in Hackettstown will provide a presentation on brewing with Hops. Joe will also feature a Craft Brew using the petals of our ‘Belladonna’ Damask Rose for the occasion . 11am - 2pm. $42. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
PRIMITIVE SKILLS. Learn to silently move through the woodland landscape and a basic, primitive hunting technique (no animals harmed). 10am - 12:30pm. $35. 150 Snake Den Rd.
WARREN COUNTY FARMERS’ FAIR AND BALLOON FESTIVAL. The annual traditional arts expo, livestock and small animal shows, agricultural exhibits, antique and stock tractor pulls, demolition derbies, mud bogging, crafters, carnival rides, and plenty of food. Admission also includes the annual Hot Air Balloon Festival, with mass balloon ascensions at 6:30 each evening. $7/ $4 ages 5-12. Farmer’s Fairgrounds, Rt. 519 near Stryker’s Rd..
GARDEN STATE RADIO. 7 - 8:30pm. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.
KINDERHOOK. 6 - 8pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
CAPTAIN JACK BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE. 7. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.
TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH MONARCH BUTTERFLIES. Two-day workshop combining classroom and field experiences where participants are taught by a team of experienced educators $50. 80 Route 206.
RAVE ON. 6:30pm. $5. Skylands Botanical Gardens, 20 Morris Rd..
NEW JERSEY STATE FAIR / SUSSEX COUNTY FARM AND HORSE SHOW. This ten day event, NJ’S Largest Agricultural Fair, features agricultural events and education, animals, exhibits, horse shows, carnival, petting zoo, vendors, craft tent, flower and vegetable shows, art, photography, 4-H, chainsaw artist and auction, fair food, free entertainment and much more! $14/ $6 ages 6-12/ $10 Senior. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..
TOUR DE BLAIRSTOWN. Rolling hills, farmland vistas, the Appalachian Ridge, and a town of proud heritage and robust rural flavor all come together in one tremendous cycling event. 25, 40, and 62 mile route options provide varying challenges for all levels of cyclists. Click here to register.
The third annual event again benefits the Foodshed Alliance, which works to strengthen sustainable farming, increase access to local, healthy food, and protect the environment for all members of our communities. Professionally managed by Marty’s Reliable Cycle, the tour begins and ends at the Blairstown Farmers’ Market at 5 Stillwater Road, Blairstown, across the street from the Blairstown Elementary School. The 62-mile ride leaves at 7:30am; the 40-mile ride leaves at 8am.; and the 25-mile ride leaves at 8:30am. It is a rain or shine event. Official rest stops along the way with free water and snacks will be provided by community sponsors. This year’s SAG wagon is sponsored by 4Track of Blairstown.
A catered lunch after the ride is included in the registration fee. Following the ride, participants will have the opportunity to shop at the Blairstown Farmers' Market and enjoy Historic Blairstown Day, a celebration of Blairstown's heritage on Main Street. Spend the afternoon enjoying the ambiance of a bygone era with live entertainment; antique, craft and food vendors; antique/vintage car show, and much more.
Tour de Blairstown is open to all ages; those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Blairstown Farmers’ Market, 5 Stillwater Road.
HISTORIC BLAIRSTOWN DAY. John Blair lookalike available for photo ops in front of our store which was built by John Blair. John Simkovich- One Man Band will perform live on our porch. 12 - 4pm. 15 Main St .
PEACH FESTIVAL AND COUNTRY AUCTION. Peach pies, kuchens, cobblers, homemade peach ice cream, and other peach treats. 10am - 4pm. Free. 220 Main St. .
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. 594 State Highway 94.
SENSE AND SCENTS-ABILITY – THE EXOTIC WORLD OF HERBS & SPICES. Enjoy a guided tour of the Fragrance and Sensory Garden followed by a lecture by David Hyde of Well-Sweep Herb Farm on the fascinating world of herbs and their unusual fragrances and flavors, the lore and history of common and unusual herbs, growing tips, requirements, and how easy and beneficial herbs are to grow and enjoy. 11am - 2pm. Free. Mettlers Road.
LIVE FROM THE LAKE. Come aboard Miss Lotta for her second annual, “Lakeside Broadway Experience” featuring appearances by The Whistler, Lotta Crabtree, Hudson Maxim, and many more! 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..
DISCOVER VICTORIAN MORRISTOWN. Learn about one of the grandest periods in Morristown's 300-year plus history, Victorian Morristown. Your guide will be Karen Ann Kurlander, a local expert in the period. Walk through Morristown, visiting commercial and residential buildings in the Historic District that date from 1850-1910. Karen Ann will also enlighten you on the social customs of the day, and explain how the houses known as "painted ladies" came to Morristown. 11am. $15. Morristown National Historical Park, 30 Washington Place.
FESTIVAL OF WOOD. This popular family-friendly event offers a variety of activities and events that demonstrate the many ways people use and enjoy wood in our everyday lives. Handmade crafts, arts, programs, children’s activities, educational exhibits, and more! Free admission and shuttle.
MUSIC AND FOOD TRUCK FEST. Featuring Kinderhook and Home Again 7pm - 8:30. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.
POOR MAN’S GAMBIT. 5 - 7pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
MUSHROOM FORAY. A guide from NJ Mycological Association will conduct a walk to search for mushrooms, followed by an identification session at the picnic tables 10am. 150 Snake Den Road .
TAVCHE GRAVCHE. Gypsy/neo-Balkan Trio 12:30 - 1:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.
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.
FRONTIERS. 7. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.
YESSONGS: THE CONCERT. 1972 concert recreated with stunning detail. 8pm. $25. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
DISCOVER COLONIAL MORRISTOWN. Stroll through downtown Morristown with local historian and Alexander Hamilton expert, Pat Sanftner. You'll visit Revolutionary War sites and hear the stories of the Continental Army's time in Morristown during two winter encampments. 10am. $15. Morristown National Historical Park, 30 Washington Place.
E3. Music on the beach in High Point State Park. Lawn seating. 6pm - 8pm. Free, $5 donation per adult appreciated. High Point State Park, 1480 State Route 23.
SOME LIKE IT HOT CLUB. Gypsy Jazz, featuring the work of the great Django Reinhardt. Enjoy the farm’s delicious foods which are available for purchase; BYOB 1 - 4pm. Free, resv requested. 369 Stamets Road.
EGRESS. 5 - 7pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
THE MORRISTONES. 7. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.
FROM OPERA TO BROADWAY. 6:30pm. $5. Skylands Botanical Gardens, 20 Morris Rd..
GHOST AND FOLKLORE TOUR. Hear all the stories of the spirits that are believed to haunt our buildings. 8 & 9:30pm. $20. Red Mill, 56 Main St..
MORRISTOWN JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL. 12 - 10pm. Free. On the Green.
CANAL DAY MUSIC & CRAFT FESTIVAL. The Canal Day Festival is an old time country fair that celebrates the Morris Canal and its contributions to the development of the communities along its banks. Music by live bands, kayak and boat rides, arts and crafts, food and more. History Fair new this year. 10am - 5pm. Free. Hugh Force Park, 170 West Central Ave.
COUNTY CAPER. An interactive adventure game that takes players to various destinations in Somerset County parks and facilities at which they will perform tasks, find clues, and gather information. Saturday’s accelerated event is for adults. 190 Lord Stirling Road.
FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL. Rolling along the northwest corner of our state is terrain similar to parts of Spain, France, Italy and Germany, where Vintage North Jersey wineries produce an array of wine types to tease and please every palate. Food trucks, specialty food and wine-related vendors, farmers’ market will have a variety of food available for purchase. Enjoy the entertainment of local bands daily. $25/$45 two days; $15/$20 online . Four Sisters Winery, Route 519.
DARK MOON PRESERVE. Join RVC guides for the August "Hike of the Month" 10 - 11am. Free. Route 519.
DICK DALE. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
JERSEY SOUND. 5 - 7pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
SENIOR CITIZEN DAY. Seniors can enjoy a special discount on this Signature Lunch Cruise sure to please. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..
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. Fairgrounds, South County Park, Route 179.
THE MAGICAL MYSTERIOUS MONARCH. Learn about the discovery of the monarch butterfly’s winter destination and about the magical life cycle of the monarch. 10 - 11:30am. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.
JEAN LUC PONTY. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
BROADWAY RETURNS. 2nd Annual Sandra Joseph All Stars Benefit Concert for the SCARC Foundation. 7. $45/55. Sussex County Performing Arts Center.
ALLAN HARRIS QUARTET. 7:30pm. $35/ $30 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
THE DUTCH ARCHITECTURAL INFLUENCE AT THE BOUMAN-STICKNEY FARMSTEAD. Christopher Pickell, of Pickell Architecture, will deliver a talk on Dutch design & lead a tour of the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead. Pickell has been involved in historic preservation/restoration projects in Hunterdon & Mercer counties. 7 - 8:30pm. Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road.
UKULELE FESTIVAL. Concerts, workshops, vendors, open mics, jams and more! This festival will interest long-time uke players, beginning uke players and anyone who has ever been curious about the instrument. Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey, 60C North Jefferson Road.
WARREN COUNTY ANTIQUES SHOW AND VINTAGE MARKET PLACE. Shop the best in both high end and country casual antiques, with 150 dealers on site. You’ll find fine art, American and European silver, antique jewelry, 17th-19th century furniture, porcelain, and more. There are antiques, collectibles and vintage items of all kinds to fit your taste and budget. Over the two day show, more than 2,000 attendees with a strong interest in antiques and antique jewelry will visit.Just three miles from Phillipsburg, the scenic and convenient fairgrounds location is easily accessible from I-78, I-80 and Routes 22, 46 and 57. 10am - 4pm. $7 (check www.warrencountyantiqueshow.com for discount coupon). Warren County Farmers’ Fairgrounds, Route 519.
POCONO STATE CRAFT FESTIVAL. The 32nd annual festival celebrates the heritage, beauty and quality of Pennsylvania Crafts. The event is co-sponsored by the Pocono Arts Council, Quiet Valley, and the Pocono Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. In addition to crafts, patrons will enjoy the beautiful surroundings and history of Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm. $6, 12 and under are admitted free. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 1000 Turkey Ridge Rd..
BILL KIRCHEN. Internationally renowned American music legend performs country twang and honky tonk in the new Riverside Amphitheater 3pm. $10 donation suggested.. Ramseyburg Rd, and Rt 46.
RAVE ON. 5 - 7pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
FAMILY ARCHAEOLOGY DAY AT MORVEN. Spend the afternoon in and around the site of the Commodoreâ s greenhouse. Archaeologists from Hunter Research, Inc., who unearthed the greenhouse and its artifacts, will lead an archaeology walk and talk. 1 - 3pm. $18 per family.
THE ANNUAL GREAT TOMATO TASTING. Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers offer over eighty heirloom and hybrid tomato varieties. Wagon tours, chef demonstrations and teaching displays and gardens. 3pm - 7pm. $10. 140 Locust Grove Rd..
HUDSON MAXIM. Program about Maxim’s profound influence on history 6. Jefferson House Restaurant, Nolans Point.
80S NIGHT. Pull out those leg warmers and tease up your hair! The person who is best dressed will win a totally awesome prize! 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..
LA FESTA ITALIANA. Scranton embraces its Italian heritage with a three-day festivalevery Labor Day on Courthouse Square. More than 80 vendors will beoffering authentic Italian food and live entertainment on multiplestages around the square all weekend long.
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.
July 1-September 30 • WEEKLY BIKE RIDES.
Tuesdays: beginner 10 miles on the Paulins Kill Valley Trail, 6:30pm;
Saturdays: intermediate 20 miles on the Paulins Kill Valley Trail, 8am
Saturdays: 15 mile road ride, 9am
Sundays: 35 mile road ride with drops at 1 hour intervals. 9am.
All rides begin and end at 4 Track, bike rentals are available!
July 7-August 3 and August 6 - 10 • SUPER HERO CAMP!. Save the World! Design and become your hero character. Play games, Live Action Role Playing, break codes, solve mysteries, go on missions! Learn hero skills: teamwork, integrity, honesty, ethics! Have fun! 10am - 2pm. $175/hero.
Saturdays and Sundays • WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Visit Waterloo Village, a historic Morris Canal town. Buildings will be open with historic trades demonstrated at the gristmill, carpenter, seamstress and blacksmith shops. A visit to Waterloo includes live music, narrated Boat Rides on the Morris Canal, Smith’s Store (fully stocked general store), the fully operational Smith Brothers water-powered gristmill , the Rutan Cabin, the Canal Society of New Jersey’s Museum, and other exhibits, including the recently recovered Highlands Canal Boat. Food service is available on the grounds.
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.
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 • THE PEQUEST TROUT HATCHERY AND NATURAL RESOURCE EDUCATION CENTER hosts 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.
July 1 - 31 • FEATURED ART OF THE MONTH. Karen Klein, diorama, sculpture. Beth Rosenberg, fiber artist
Karen Klein, Diorama, Sculpture
Karen is an illustrator and a ceramic artist. Her dioramas had taken center stage until about ten years ago when after teaching clay for over 35 years, she decided that she would experiment in creating “clayaramas” as well as the dioramas. Her little worlds now consist of either mounted and cut drawings with overlays of colored film or tiny worlds of clay. An ancient Egyptian myth depicts the god, Knhum, as creating the world from clay so Karen likes to think of her art as springing from her own creation myths . After experiencing being a scribe in Egypt in 2000 to assist her writer friend, Normandi Ellis on a spiritual tour, she feels she is honoring ancient Egypt through her art, with both illustrations or sculptures. Karen is an art instructor as well and has taught in the public schools as well as in her own school, Art Magic. She teaches toddlers through the elderly in assisted living facilities, town recreation programs, at Gallery 23 and at people’s homes. Contact information: email to email@example.com
Beth Rosenberg, Fiber
"I had been a ceramic artist for thirty years, when I was introduced to needle felting. I fell in love with the medium. I stopped working in clay and have been solely needle felting for the past five years. I enjoy working with the wool and bringing the animals to life. I particularly like working with the different colored wools and making new colors to complement my work. I strive to bring to each animal its own personality and am rewarded when they bring smiles to the faces of others."
Ongoing • TOURS OF WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS AT THE FORD MANSION.
Headquarters Museum includes includes three exhibit galleries, a 30-minute introductory video, and the Discover History Center. Tours of Fords Manion will be made available at 10 and 11am and at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm. Beginning January 1, 2018, Morristown National Historical Park will no longer charge an entrance fee to visit the park’s Washington’s Headquarters Museum.
The park’s grounds, parking areas, tour road, 27 miles of hiking trails, and restroom facilities at the Jockey Hollow area are open to the public, seven days a week, 9:30am - 5pm.