Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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The Warren County Farmer’s Fair also features a hot-air balloon festival, so you get two great events for the very low price of one! July 28 through August 4.

July

Tuesday, 24; Morristown

ECO DEL SUR. Ancient and contemporary South American music 12:30 - 1:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.

Music Without Borders; 973/285-5115

Wednesday, 25; Ledgewood

THE BEACHES OF LAKE HOPATCONG. Historical program 6. Asian Diner.

Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum; 973/398-2616

Thursday, 26; Readington Township

BEST OF THE EAGLES. 7. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

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

Thursday, 26-28; Pottersville

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.

Potteresville Volunteer Fire Company; 908/439-2544

Friday, 27; Allamuchy

STAN KENTON TRIBUTE. Pat Longo’s Hollywood East Coast Big Band 7:30pm. $40/ $35 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894x138

Friday, 27; 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. 8 - 11pm. Free. White Lake, Rt. 521.

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

Friday, 27- August 5; Hackettstown

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..

Centenary Stage Company Summer Jamfest; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 28; Columbia

Ramsaysburg Concerts at the Barn; 973/997-0920

Saturday, 28; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 28; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 28; Ringwood

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.

The New Weis Center; 973/835-2160

Saturday, 28- August 4; Harmony

Warren County Farmer’s Fair; 908/859-6563

Sunday, 29; Bridgewater

GARDEN STATE RADIO. 7 - 8:30pm. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

Sunday, 29; Oxford

KINDERHOOK. 6 - 8pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

August

Thursday, 2; Readington Township

CAPTAIN JACK BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE. 7. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

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

Thursday, 2-3; Hillsborough

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.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Friday, 3; Ringwood

RAVE ON. 6:30pm. $5. Skylands Botanical Gardens, 20 Morris Rd..

NJBG Summer Concerts; 973/962-9534

Friday, 3-12; Augusta

New Jersey State Fair; 973/948-5500

Saturday, 4; Blairstown

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.


Foodshed Alliance; 908/362-7967

Saturday, 4; Blairstown

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 .

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

Saturday, 4; Chester

PEACH FESTIVAL AND COUNTRY AUCTION. Peach pies, kuchens, cobblers, homemade peach ice cream, and other peach treats. 10am - 4pm. Free. 220 Main St. .

Community Presbyterian Church ; 908/879-5091

Saturday, 4; Columbia

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.

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

Saturday, 4; Franklin Township

Colonial Park; 732/873-2459

Saturday, 4; Lake Hopatcong

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..

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

Saturday, 4; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 4-5; Milford, PA

Grey Towers National Historic Site; 570/296-9630

Sunday, 5; Bridgewater

MUSIC AND FOOD TRUCK FEST. Featuring Kinderhook and Home Again 7pm - 8:30. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

Sunday, 5; Oxford

POOR MAN’S GAMBIT. 5 - 7pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

Sunday, 5; Ringwood

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 .

The New Weis Center; 973/835-2160

Tuesday, 7; Morristown

TAVCHE GRAVCHE. Gypsy/neo-Balkan Trio 12:30 - 1:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.

Music Without Borders; 973/285-5115

Wednesday, 8-10; Bridgewater

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.

Somerset 4-H; 908/526-6644

Thursday, 9; Readington Township

FRONTIERS. 7. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

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

Saturday, 11; Hackettstown

YESSONGS: THE CONCERT. 1972 concert recreated with stunning detail. 8pm. $25. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company Summer Jamfest; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 11; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 11; Sussex

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.

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

Sunday, 12; Milford

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.

Bobolink Dairy and Bakeyard; 908/864-7277

Sunday, 12; Oxford

EGRESS. 5 - 7pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

Thursday, 16; Readington Township

THE MORRISTONES. 7. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

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

Friday, 17; Ringwood

FROM OPERA TO BROADWAY. 6:30pm. $5. Skylands Botanical Gardens, 20 Morris Rd..

NJBG Summer Concerts; 973/962-9534

Saturday, 18; Clinton

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..

Red Mill Museum Village; 908/735-4101

Saturday, 18; Morristown

MORRISTOWN JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL. 12 - 10pm. Free. On the Green.

Town of Morristown

Saturday, 18; Wharton

Canal Day Association; 973/989-0237

Saturday, 18-19; Basking Ridge

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

Saturday, 18-19; Belvidere

Vintage North Jersey;

Sunday, 19; Blairstown

DARK MOON PRESERVE. Join RVC guides for the August "Hike of the Month" 10 - 11am. Free. Route 519.

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

Sunday, 19; Newton

DICK DALE. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Sunday, 19; Oxford

JERSEY SOUND. 5 - 7pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

Tuesday, 21; Lake Hopatcong

SENIOR CITIZEN DAY. Seniors can enjoy a special discount on this Signature Lunch Cruise sure to please. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

Wednesday, 22-26; Ringoes

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.

Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, Inc.; 908/782-6809

Thursday, 23; Far Hills

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.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

Thursday, 23; Newton

JEAN LUC PONTY. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Thursday, 23; Newton

BROADWAY RETURNS. 2nd Annual Sandra Joseph All Stars Benefit Concert for the SCARC Foundation. 7. $45/55. Sussex County Performing Arts Center.

SCARC Foundation; 973/383-7442

Friday, 24; Allamuchy

ALLAN HARRIS QUARTET. 7:30pm. $35/ $30 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894x138

Friday, 24; Stanton

Readington Museums; 908/236-2327

Friday, 24-25; Whippany

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.

The Folk Project; 973/370-4UKE (4853)

Saturday, 25-26; Harmony

Warren County Antiques Show; 908/343-5873

Saturday, 25-26; Stroudsburg, PA

Pocono State Craft Festival; 570/476-4460

Sunday, 26; Columbia

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.

Ramsaysburg Concerts at the Barn; 908/496-4273

Sunday, 26; Oxford

RAVE ON. 5 - 7pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

Sunday, 26; Princeton

Morven Museum & Garden; 609/924-8144

Wednesday, 29; Pittstown

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..

Snyder Research Farm; 908/730-9419

Thursday, 30; Lake Hopatcong

HUDSON MAXIM. Program about Maxim’s profound influence on history 6. Jefferson House Restaurant, Nolans Point.

Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum; 973/398-2616

Friday, 31; Lake Hopatcong

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..

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

Friday, 31- September 3; Scranton

La Festa Italiana; 570/499-1534


Upcoming Events...


Ongoing Theater and Concerts

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

Hackettstown Center for the Arts, Hackettstown

181 Main St, Floor 1 ; 908/813-2626

Canal Society of New Jersey, Stanhope

Waterloo Village. ; 973/292-2755

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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