KUTZTOWN FOLK FESTIVAL. America’s oldest continuing folk life festival offers genuine Pennsylvania German and Early American folk art and crafts by over 200 craftsmen, the largest exhibit and sale of authentic Pennsylvania Dutch quilts in the nation, folk life and folk lore programs, historical reenactments, six stages of continuous entertainment, strolling musicians, a wide array of children’s activities, all-you-can-eat Pennsylvania Dutch dinners, and much more. 9am - 6pm. $14/ $13 senior (55+),/ $5 junior (13-17)/ 12 & Under, free. All-week pass, $24. Click for discount coupon. Kutztown Fairgrounds, 225 N. White Oak St,.
MASTERWORK CHORUS SUMMER SINGS. Fauré's Requiem and Rutter's Requiem; Anne Matlack, conductor.tor. 7:30 - 10pm. $15/$7.50. Chatham United Methodist Church, 460 Main Street.
FIREWORKS. Follows Sussex County Miners game. 7pm. $10. Rt. 15 & 206.
HUNTERDON SYMPHONY. The rousing music of the 2015 Pops Concert. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.
JULY 4TH SUMMER SALE. Enjoy additional discounts off the everyday savings of 25% - 65% off at 40 designer and brand name outlets including, American Eagle, Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Gymboree, J. Crew, Le Creuset, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren and more 1 Church Street .
ART AROUND BLAIRSTOWN. Works by twelve area artists who live and work in and around Blairstown. Artists include Sally Bo Andrews, Bennett Bean, Rita Baragona, David Dewey, Lois Dodd, Lynn Kotula, Barbara Kulicke, Arthur Kvarnstrom, Ricky of Luna Parc, Ken Metcalf, Suzanne Montgomery and St. Clair Sullivan. The exhibition will remain on view through August 29th. 5 - 7pm.
ANNUAL LAKE HOPATCONG FIREWORKS. 323 Lakeside Blvd.
SHAWNEE 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS. Live DJ, food vendors and magic show before the fireworks display at dusk. 7 - 10pm. $10 per car load. I 80, Exit 309.
LAURA RAIN. 7 - 11pm. Dykstra Park.
REVOLUTIONARY TIMES. A patriotic heritage weekend dedicated to raising awareness of the role that Morris County played in the Revolutionary War. Friday, July 3 (the official national holiday): Free Lawn Concert at Washington’s Headquarters with music by the famous The Fifes & Drums of the Old Barracks. Bring your chairs and blankets. 2pm. Saturday, July 4: Reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Presbyterian Church on the Green in Morristown, 11:30am. General George Washington visited the church in 1777 and the site boasts many connections to Morristown’s colonial past. Musket Salute performed outside on the historic Morristown Green, free graveyard tours and other family activities begin at 1pm. On Sunday, July 5, ongoing events at local historic and cultural sites are scheduled. 10am - 4pm. South Street and Park Place.
FOURTH OF JULY CRUISE. Come aboard and enjoy 4th of July themed apps and Independence Day inspired cocktails. Bring friends and mingle with new ones—this cruise will not disappoint! 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..
RAPTOR TRUST TOUR TALKS. Learn about the work of The Trust and hear some of the stories of the nearly fifty birds of prey, including hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls, that have a permanent home at the center during a guided tour of outdoor aviaries. 1pm. $10, $5 under 12, registration required. 1452 White Bridge Road.
JULY 4TH CELEBRATION. Featuring The Black Dirt Band. 2:30 - 4:30pm. Free. 141 Clove Road.
LONELY HEARTSTRINGS BAND. Summer Concerts in the Garden Series: bluegrass music. 4pm. $15. 45 Macculloch Avenue.
WIYOS. Tin Pan Alley/Alt Rock 6pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
SUPPORTING YOUR GARDEN. Vertical growing is a great way to keep your garden neat while expanding the amount of food you can grow. Learn the different ways plants climb and what type of support is best for each. 6:30 - 8:30pm. $10, pre-registration is required. 80 Route 206.
CONROY WARREN DUO. Caribbean music from Antigua 12:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.
FAMILY ADVENTURE GETAWAY. Kids stay and eat for FREE! Crafts, games, swimming & more. Lodging and meals included. $198, $165 Member Rate.Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.
HOW TO IDENTIFY WILD PLANTS. How to use Newcomb's Wildflower Guide to identify nearly every common wildflower you encounter in New Jersey, 9:30 - 11:30am. $10, pre-registration is required. 80 Route 206.
THE MORRIS CANAL AT LAKE HOPATCONG. Talk and discussion. 6pm. Jefferson House Restaurant, 139 Nolans Point Rd.
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.
DANIELIA COTTON. 7 - 11pm. Dykstra Park.
KEVIN YEARGIN. 6pm. Free. Horseshoe Lake, 72 Eyland Ave.
OBSERVING POLLINATORS. Learn how specialized are the adaptations of both insect and plant. Lists of native plants and their pollinators will be available. Call to register. 2 - 3:30pm. 11 Hardscrabble Road .
INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE WALK. Decker-Kincaid; Homestead, Mines & Forge Site
KENNY BRAWNER IS RAY CHARLES. Summer Jamfest Series. This brand new hybrid concert/theatre work brings the music and story of the great Ray Charles to vivid life! Portraying Ray, master pianist/vocalist Kenny Brawner leads his 12 - piece orchestra and 3 sultry vocalists ( a la Raelettes) performing this American legend's most popular hits. 8pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
WORM COMPOSTING WORKSHOP. The advantages and techniques of vermiculture Reservations required. 11am - 2pm. $25. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
WILBUR’S COUNTRY CRAFT FAIR. The 35th summer fair features craftspeople and artists from four states, held in charming country setting. Crafts include, jewelry, pottery, quilting, folk art, dolls. Decorative signs and country wood items, silk and dried flower arrangements, stained glass creations, pillows, toys, children’s clothes, bird houses and much, much, more. 10am - 4:30pm. Free admission and parking. 735 Route 94.
HUB HOLLOW. Summer Concerts in the Garden Series: bluegrass band. 4pm. $15. 45 Macculloch Avenue.
HARPETH RISING. Modern Acoustic Americana 6pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
DESIRE. Summer Concert Series. 6:30 - 8:30pm. Free. 232 Main Street.
MOTHS OF NJ: THE SILENT MAJORITY. Moth expert Blaine Rothauser will begin with an indoor presentation that introduces the audience to the over 110,000 species of moths found worldwide, with his own images taken from a multitude of varied landscapes around New Jersey. 8 - 10:30pm. $5, pre-registration is required. 80 Route 206.
MORRIS COUNTY 4-H FAIR. Pony rides, hay rides, a petting zoo, a model airplane demonstration, clown acts, watermelon eating and cake decorating contests, dress-a-pet contest, a children’s pet show and, of course, amusement rides are all some of the usual favorites. Chubb Park, Route 24.
THE SILENT MAJORITY: MOTHS OF NEW JERSEY. An indoor photo presentation followed by an outdoor, hands-on, sodium vapor light trap demonstration. 7 - 9pm. $10. Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve, 2121 Larger Cross Rd..
TRACY LEE AND RAVINE ROAD BAND. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.
BILLY HECTOR. 7 - 11pm. Dykstra Park.
SWEETER THAN HONEY. 6pm. Free. Horseshoe Lake, 72 Eyland Ave.
ASTRONOMY AND HIKING. Study the night sky with physics experts for the weekend. Lodging and meals included. $198, $165 Member Rate.Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.
WNTI STAGE 2015. Three day music festival at the Lions Club Pavilion Delaware, NJ Two stages under pavilion and big top tent, food and craft vendors, free parking. Headlining: The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Steve Forbert, The Smithereens, Chubby Checker Friday and Sunday $15 ppSaturday $20 pp. Lions Club Pavilion, 89 Rt. 46 West.
OLE TOWN FESTIVAL. Music, dancing, crafts, food. Shappell Park, South Main Street.
ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY. Lectures, workshops, plants, music and refreshments. 11am - 3pm. $3 suggested donation. Mettlers Road.
AL CHEZ AND THE BROTHERS OF FUNK. Summer Jamfest Series. Along with unique musical arrangements of Rock-Soul-Jazz-Blues-Standards and original tunes, frontman Al Chez stratospheric trumpet playing and soulful vocals, make for a magical memorable show! 8pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
SOURLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL. The festival celebrates the character and beauty of the New Jersey Sourlands and supports planning and conservatory efforts. 3 - 10pm. $20 online and $25 at the door/ $5 12 and under/ under 7 free. Hillsborough Golf and Country Club, Wertsville Rd..
THE MORRISTOWN GREEN TURNS 300. The historic Morristown Green began appearing on maps of the area beginning in 1715, 300 years ago. Considered Morristown’s “jewel”, the Green has been at the center of life in Morristown since its founding and throughout its history. Learn about the activities that have taken place on the Green, the landscape’s features and its 2007 renovation. 10am. $15. Meet in the center of the Green at the stone bench.
MIDSUMMER HERB FESTIVAL. Well-Sweep’s 26th annual Midsummer Herb Festival celebrates ‘Artemisia’, as the 2014 International Herb Association’s Herb of the Year. Enjoy a tasty luncheon prepared with this featured herb and several others. Come learn about the many virtues of this popular and medicinal plant. A lecture and tour through the garden will also be part of the day’s activities. 11am - 2pm. $36. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
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.
AUDUBON ART AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL. The 30th annual festival combines entertaining and educational live wildlife shows featuring animals native to the area with close to 100 juried artists and artisans, many of whose work is nature or wildlife inspired. Add live ice sculpting and activities for the kids and you have a wonderful experience awaiting you in the Poconos! 10am - 5pm. Wallenpaupack School Complex.
POCONOS' WURST FESTIVAL. Wursts, wieners, kielbasa, pierogies and polka! Plus, sausage making demos, bier stein olympics, beer belly contest, german dancing, kids area and more... 12 - 6pm. I 80, Exit 309.
MARC ANTOINE. Jazz guitarist and composer. 7pm - 8:30. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.
BEES & ORGANIC GARDENS. Visit Genesis Farm and learn about how the organic and sustainable farming methods benefit bees 2 - 5pm. Free. Dark Moon Preserve.
GARY REED. Summer Concerts in the Garden Series: guitarist. 4pm. $15. 45 Macculloch Avenue.
BARYNYA. Ukrainian music and dance 12:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.
JERSEY 4. Four Seasons classics. Free. Deer Path Park.
UNDER A TON. 6pm. Free. Horseshoe Lake, 72 Eyland Ave.
GARDEN STATE COMIC FEST. 161 East Hanover Avenue.
QUICKCHEK FESTIVAL OF BALLOONING. Hot air balloons, concerts, arts & crafts, fireworks, balloon glow. Solberg Airport, 39 Thor Solberg Road.
THE BOHEMIAN QUARTET. The first in a series of summer concerts in the barn features Agnes Kwasniewska, Ae-Kyong Lee Yoon, Olga Terlitsky, and Lawrenece Zoernig. Additional outdoor picnic seating will be available, weather permitting. 6pm. Free. Ramsaysburg Rd, and Rt 46.
ULTIMATE MICHAEL JACKSON EXPERIENCE. Summer Jamfest Series. No other can parallel the uniqueness of The King Of Pop more precisely than Joby Rogers 8pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
HISTORIC SPEEDWELL GETS A MAKEOVER. Visit Historic Speedwell, one of Morris County’s four national landmarks. A custom tour of the Vail Homestead will be given. A member of the staff will tour the group throughout the “mansion” to parts that are never seen by the public. On display will be the historic preservation plans and a 3D model of how the home, built in the early 1800s, will be restored for the 21st century. 10am. $15. Historic Speedwell Visitors Center, 333 Speedwell Avenue.
JUNIOR ZOOKEEPER DAY. A special day geared for children 5 to 15 years old to assist Zookeeper Lori with her daily chores and learn about certain animals. 218 Rt 519.
WARREN COUNTY FARMERS’ FAIR AND BALLOON FESTIVAL. Feel like a kid again at the 78th annual fair! Livestock and small animal shows, agricultural exhibits, antique and stock tractor pulls, demolition derbies, mud bogging, crafters, carnival rides, a traditional arts expo, and plenty of food. Admission also includes the 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..
ANNUAL BAYOU FEST. The VooDUDES, Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots. 5:30 - 8:30pm. Free. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.
D&R CANAL WALK. Hike 5.6 miles from Carnegie Road to Alexander Road (the meeting place) or choose the 2.9 - mile walk to Port Mercer. 10am.
CHURCH POINT RIOT. Modern Acoustic Americana 6pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
JAZZ LOBSTERS BIG BAND. Free. Deer Path Park.
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.
ALBERT CASTIGLIA. 7 - 11pm. Dykstra Park.
THE HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY OFROWLANDS MILLS. Lecture by Richard Hunter 1 - 4pm. $5. 114 Dreahook Road.
HIKE, YOGA, NUTRITION AND INDIAN FOOD. Relax and learn with the health experts. Lodging and meals included. $198, $165 Member Rate.Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp 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! This year is the 75th anniversary. $12/ $6 ages 6-12/ $9 Senior. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..
June 17-July 26 • LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST. The Shakespeare Theatre’s Outdoor Stage will brings of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies to life under the stars.
June 22-August 28 • NATURE SUMMER CAMPS WITH NJ AUDUBON. Camps connect children with nature by exploring, discovering, and enjoying forests, fields, ponds, and streams. Choose from nature day camps or overnight adventure camps. For more information visit our website at www.njaudubon.org
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.
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