Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

Upcoming events forward from January, 2017

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February 20; Morristown

Washington Association of New Jersey; 973/292-1874

February 22; Boonton

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER ARTIST CONCEPT & SPONSORSHIP RECEPTION. View this year's amazing designs by professional and local student artists!  This year's project benefits Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter, 11th Hour Rescue and local schools. 6 - 9pm. 816 Main Street.

Boonton Arts; 862/307-5919

February 22; Gladstone

EXPLORE OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL. Independent coeducational day school fosters independent thinking, creativity, responsibility, and integrity. 1150 Pottersville Road.

The Willow School; 908/470-9500

February 23; Morristown

NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF UKRAINE. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

February 25; Belvidere

MICROGREENS GROWING WORKSHOP. Start your own tray to take home. 2 - 3pm. $15. County Admin Building, 165 CR 519 South.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension; 908/475-6507

February 25; Long Valley

ANTIQUES IN LONG VALLEY. 9:30am - 4:30pm. $7. Long Valley Middle School, 51 W. Mill Rd..

Long Valley Woman's Club; 908/876-3279

February 26; Frenchtown

OPEN HOUSE. The gallery’s annual open house includes refreshments, special guests, and door prizes to support the Mercer County Wildlife Center. 1 - 5pm. 55 Bridge St..

Decoys and Wildlife Gallery; 908/996-6501

February 26; Morristown

RACHMANINOFF’S SECOND PIANO CONCERTO. Kirill Gerstein 3pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

March 4; Morristown

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum; 973/326-7601

March 4; Morristown

DR. SEUSS FAMILY FESTIVAL. Celebrate the birthday of beloved children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel with a host of readings and activities. 11am - 4pm. $7/child, $10/adult. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum ; 973/971-3700

March 4; North Branch

KORESH DANCE COMPANY. Celebrating its 25th season, the critically-acclaimed company presents a program drawn from 60+ existing works by Artistic Director Ronen Koresh. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

March 4-5; Hillsborough

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

March 5; Stanton

OPEN HEARTH COOKING. Connie Unangst will cook root vegetables and preserved foods using the home’s original open hearth. 1 - 4pm. $5. Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road.

Readington Museums; 908/236-2327

March 11; Hackettstown

THE TARTAN TERRORS. With an arsenal featuring classic pipes and fiddle, driving drum tones, and signature guitar styles, the performance also features award-winning Step and Highland Dancers. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

March 11; Millbrook

Millbrook Village Society/National Park Service ; 570/426-2452

March 11; North Branch

MASTERS OF DANCE AND MUSIC. American Repertory Ballet 3pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

March 12; Morristown

MEET THE ARTIST. Join master glass artist Lino Tagliapietra for breakfast, followed by an exclusive tour of his newly installed exhibition. Advance registration required. Space is limited. 10am. $30. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum; 973/971-3700

March 17-19; Morristown

SPRING CRAFT. Artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country. Morristown Armory.

ArtRider; 845/331-7900

March 18; Blairstown

COMEDY NIGHT BENEFIT. Join comedians Johnny Lampert & Sherry Davey, two of the country's premier comedians for a night of laughter & fun! All proceeds benefit RVC's conservation efforts. Wildlife Photo Exhibit included 8 - 9:30pm. $30/early bird, group discounts. Armstrong Hipkins Center for the Arts, Wean Theatre, Blair Academy.

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

March 18; Columbia

THE WURST NIGHT AT THE WINERY. Enjoy a dinner filled with mouthwatering cheeses, meats, and wine and celebratory music! 7 - 9pm. 594 State Highway 94.

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

March 18; Hackettstown

XY DANCE PROJECT. A style that blends contemporary dance through the spiritual rhythms of African dance, the grace and peace of Tai Chi and the heart of street dance. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

March 25; Belvidere

BACKYARD BEEKEEPING. How to get started 10 - 11:30am. $10. County Admin Building, 165 CR 519 South.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension; 908/475-6507

March 25; Blairstown

Foodshed Alliance; 908-362-7967

March 25; Blairstown

Knot Just Flies;

March 25; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

March 25; Morristown

NEW JERSEY CANALS AND LOCAL HISTORY SYMPOSIUM. Presentations about a wide range of topics. 9am - 3pm. Haggerty Center at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave..

Canal Society of New Jersey; macgraphics1@verizon.net

March 26; Hackettstown

MOE - TION DANCE THEATER. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

March 26; North Branch

CHE MALAMBO. Argentine-based company excites audiences through precise footwork and rhythmic stomping, drumming and singing. 3pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

April 1; Basking Ridge

POLLINATORS IN PERIL – NATIVES TO THE RESCUE!. discover why some native plants are more important to butterflies and moths and how people can help increase the numbers in the home garden. 2 - 3pm. $7. 190 Lord Stirling Road.

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

April 1; Clinton

MILITARY REENACTMENT DAY. Civil War and Revolutionary War reenactments on site in conjunction with our WWI centennial exhibition opening on April 6th. Free to all active military, veterans and their families. 10am - 4pm. Red Mill, 56 Main St..

Red Mill Museum Village; 908/735-4101

April 1; Hackettstown

NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY. The dances of Nai - Ni Chen fuse the dynamic freedom of American spirit with the grace and splendor of the Asian soul. 2pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

April 1-2; Oxford

ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE AND FISHERMAN’S FLEA MARKET. Activities include kids trout fishing, shotgun and archery ranges, crafts and other kids activities, wildlife artists and conservation groups, a fishing flea market and more! 10am - 4pm. Free. 605 Pequest Rd..

Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center ; 908/637-4125

April 2; North Branch

GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS. The best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. 3pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

April 8;

TROUT SEASON OPENS. Don’t forget your 2016 fishing license!

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April 8; East Rutherford

8TH ANNUAL WALK WITH ME AND 5K RUN. A fun-filled day for kids, adults, families and friends to raise funds for people living with disabilities and special needs in our local communities. 9am.

Easterseals New Jersey; 732/257-6662

April 8; Hillsborough

SOURLANDS SMACKDOWN. New Jersey’s only outdoor bouldering competition is a fun day for participants and spectators. 9am.

Sourland Mountain Preserve; 908/231-0802

April 8; Hope

Hope Township Environmental Commission; 908/459-5011

April 8; North Branch

BROADWAY'S NEXT HIT MUSICAL. Master improvisers gather made-up hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

April 12-16; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

April 13; High Bridge

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

April 22;

EARTH DAY.

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April 22; Peapack

27TH ANNUAL STREAM CLEANUP. A large-scale effort which last year drew over 1,350 volunteers to dozens of river and stream sites in Hunterdon, Somerset and Morris counties 9am - 12pm. Natirar Park, 2 Main Street.

Raritan Headwaters Association; 908/234-1852

April 22-23; Far Hills

SPRING PLANT SALE AND EARTH DAY CELEBRATION. Plant sale, garden lectures, and guided tours. 10am - 5pm. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

April 23; Columbia

BROOK HOLLOW WINERY COOK OFF!. Sign up to be a contestant or a judge. The only requirement for this cook off is that your recipe must incorporate at least one wine from Brook Hollow Winery! 1 - 4pm. 594 State Highway 94.

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

April 25; Belvidere

A LEGACY OF VEGETABLE GARDENING. Sussex County Master Gardener presents on different aspects of vegetable gardening 10:30 - 11:30am. Free. County Admin Building, 165 CR 519 South.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension; 908/475-6507

April 29; North Branch

TAYLOR, CHAPIN & EVA. Together, the exceptional artistry of these renowned musicians create an unparalleled musical dynamic and unique new sound. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

April 29-30; Lambertville

SHAD FESTIVAL. Artists, crafters, shad hauling demonstrations, guide walking tours, entertainment, and a shad dinner. 12:30 - 5:30pm. Bridge and Union Streets.

Lambertville Chamber of Commerce; 609/397-0055

April 30; Basking Ridge

PROJECT E.A.R.T.H. - SWAMP SEARCH!. Scavenger hunt teaches about the importance of the Great Swamp as an ecological and recreational resource. Enjoy environmental activities and games for children of all ages. 12 - 4:30pm. 190 Lord Stirling Road.

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

May 2; Far Hills

GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP. Alternative approaches to landscape and flower photography. 9 - 11:30am. $35. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

May 6; Clinton

DAY AT THE RACES. Kentucky Derby Party benefits the Red Mill. Red Mill, 56 Main St..

Red Mill Museum Village; 908/735-4101

May 6; Pohatcong

SPRING OPEN GREENHOUSE. Visit our native plant nursery and farm in the height of spring planting season. Join us for a behind-the-scenes nursery and farm tour. 10am - 4pm. Register for directions: rachel@wildridgeplants.com.

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

May 6-7; North Branch

BEND BEND. Using shadow and projection, theatre artist Kimi Maeda retells the story of her father and Noguchi, both of whom were incarcerated in a camp in Poston, Arizona. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

May 8; Belvidere

TURF INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT. Learn all of the science on how to care for your lawn in a sustainable way and save money on lawn care supplies and chemicals 10 - 11:30am. $10. County Admin Building, 165 CR 519 South.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension; 908/475-6507

May 21; Harmony

WARREN COUNTY PRESERVATION DAY. Explore the Van Nest Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead on the Delaware River and learn about similar sites and programs in Warren County. 10am - 4pm. Free. 150 Route 46 at Ramseyburg Road.

Warren County Dept. Land Preservation; 908/453-2650

May 22; Somerset

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May 23; Far Hills

CREATING A BUTTERFLY GARDEN. Plan a butterfly paradise that will attract Monarch butterflies that will only lay eggs on milkweed and black swallowtails that prefer plants in the carrot family. 9 - 11:30am. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

May 24; Bloomsbury

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

May 26-29; Somerville

Tour of Somerville; 908/725-7223 x13

June 3-4; 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

June 4; 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

June 10; Budd Lake

Skylands Songwriter's Guild;

June 10; Franklin Township

Colonial Park; 732/873-2459

June 17-23; 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. Call for fees.

Delaware River Sojourn; 646/205-2724

June 24; Finesville

POHATCONG GARDEN TOUR. $25 / $55 winery train.

Pohatcong Township Historic Preservation Commission; 908/387-1493

June 25; Clinton

AGRO-INDUSTRY DAY. Red Mill, 56 Main St..

Red Mill Museum Village; 908/735-4101

July 1-9; Kutztown, PA

Kutztown Folk Festival; 610/683-1537

July 8-9; Newton

Wilbur’s Country Store; 908/362-8833

July 15; Chester

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

July 15; Franklin Township

ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY. Lectures, workshops, plants, music and refreshments. 11am - 3pm. $3 suggested donation. Mettlers Road.

Colonial Park; 732/873-2459

July 15; Hackettstown

DRIVE - A TRIBUTE TO THE CARS. Summer Jamfest 8pm. $27.50. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

July 21; Far Hills

SECRET LIFE OF TREES. Learn how to figure out the age of a tree, which trees offer food and shelter to wildlife, and more. 10 - 11:30am. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

July 22; Hackettstown

DOO WAH RIDERS. Summer Jamfest, high energy country with a cajun twist. 8pm. $30. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

July 29; Hackettstown

THE BRITISH INVASION. Summer Jamfest. 8pm. $27.50. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

July 29-5; Harmony

Warren County Farmer’s Fair; 908/859-6563, www.warrencountyfarmersfair.org

August 4-13; Augusta

New Jersey State Fair; 973/948-5500

August 5; Hackettstown

PEACHERINE RAGTIME SOCIETY ORCHESTRA. Summer Jamfest. The ensemble underscores a selection of silent films, including One AM with Charlie Chaplin, Cops with Buster Keaton & Big Business with Laurel and Hardy. 8pm. $27.50. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

August 12; Hackettstown

DR. KS MOTOWN REVUE. Summer Jamfest. 8pm. $27.50. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

August 17; Mendham

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

September 3; Budd Lake

33ND ANNUAL SCANDINAVIAN FEST. Heritage festival celebrating Nordic/Scandinavian cultures:foods, entertainment, reenactors, handcrafts & gifts, kids'events, demonstrating artisans, Vikings (limited pillage & ravaging), talks, and the 8th annual all-Jersey wife-carry contest! 10am - 6pm. $11, $13, $14. Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Rd.

Scandinavian Fest, Inc; 610/417-1483

September 9-10; Belvidere

Belvidere Victorian Days; 908/310-4283 or email daysvictorian@aol.com

September 9-10; Chester

Historic Chester Village; 908/879-2900

September 16; Pohatcong

FALL OPEN GREENHOUSE. Behind-the-scenes nursery and farm tour and a special discount on native wildflowers, shrubs, grasses, and more. 10am - 4pm. Register for directions: rachel@wildridgeplants.com.

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

September 16-17; Millbrook Village

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

September 23; Mount Tabor

Mount Tabor Historical Society; 973/975-0001

October 1; Basking Ridge

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

October 14; Hopewell

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

October 14-15; Chester

CHESTER'S 34TH ANNUAL HARVEST CELEBRATION. Enjoy this free two-day event with live entertainment, games, pumpkin carving, antique car show, apple press. Don’t miss the Soup and Chili chef competition on Saturday! 11 - 5. Free. Routes 206 & 24/513.

Historic Chester Village; 973/223-2665

October 21; Finesville

HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR FOR POHATCONG TOWNSHIP. Explore an eclectic mix of stone and clapboard structures dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. 10 - 4. $25 / $55 winery train. Alba Vineyard, 269 Route 627.

Pohatcong Township Historic Preservation Commission; 908/387-1493

October 24; Far Hills

FLOWER & LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP. Autumnal brilliance 9 - 11:30am. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

November 5; Far Hills

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

November 18; Morristown

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

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