Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

Upcoming events forward from May, 2016

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May 1; Layton

Peters Valley Crafts Center; 973/948-5200

May 3; Far Hills

GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP. Beginner and intermediate instruction from Brien Szabo. 9 - 11:30am. $35. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

May 6; Morristown

NATIONAL PUBLIC GARDENS DAY. Historic garden buzzes with family activities and presentations. 2 - 5pm. Free. 45 Macculloch Avenue.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum; 973/538-2404

May 7; Asbury

AMERICAN SPIRITS MUSIC FESTIVAL. Nine bands, all ticket sales for Muscular Dystrophy. 12pm - 3am. $10. 1090 State Route 173.

American Spirits Roadhouse;

May 7; Belvidere

WOMEN AND TEA IN THE VICTORIAN ERA. Learn the history of tea in Victorian England while enjoying freshly brewed tea and British sweets. 1:30pm. 2 Shotwell Drive.

Friends of the Warren County Library; 908/475-6322

May 7; Hopatcong

THIRD ANNUAL LAKE HOPATCONG BLOCK PARTY . Visit the museum or some 200 vendors who will be at the park, including great food, boats, and demonstrations. 323 Lakeside Blvd.

Lake Hopatcong State Park; 973/398-2616

May 7; Stockton

LA FIOCCO BAROQUE ENSEMBLE. Colonists and Rebels: Music of New Jersey and Pennsylvania c. 1600-1800 7:30pm. Prallsville Mills.

Raritan River Music Festival; 908/213-1100

May 8; Hardwick

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

May 11; Morristown

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum; 973/326-7601

May 13; Morristown

MAKE A CULINARY HERB STRAWBERRY JAR. You will learn the professional’s secret tricks for successful strawberry jars and your jar will flourish all summer. 6:30pm. $35 members / $40 non-members. 353 East Hanover Ave..

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum; 973/326-7601

May 14; Andover

HUDSON FARM SPRING CHARITY HIKE. Hike trails at Hudson Farm to benefit Hopatcong's local serivce organizations. 270 Stanhope-Sparta Rd.

Hudson Farm Club; 973/398-4330

May 14; Basking Ridge

GARDEN PARTY. Garden pARTy:  Cultivating Creativity in the Community for all ages, featuring fine art exhibit/sale, community artwork, music, demonstrations, garden tours, more!  Bring a picnic, enjoy the afternoon! 12 - 5pm. Free. The Ross Farm, 135 North Maple Avenue.

ARTsee; 908/208-7516

May 14; Chester

BORN TO BE SHORN . Hand shearing of sheep, weaving and spinning. 11am - 4pm. $3. 66 Route 24.

Cooper Gristmill; 908/879-5463

May 14; Columbia

MUSES IN THE VINEYARD. A festival of music of the women, by the women and for everyone! $32/ $20. Brook Hollow Winery, 594 State Route 94.

Foul Rift Productions; 570/801-1771

May 14; Hillsborough

GROWING ORGANIC TOMATOES. Learn the fundamentals of selecting, growing, cultivating, harvesting, and enjoying tomatoes in an organic “Jersey” system. 10am - 12pm. $10. 80 Route 206.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

May 14; Manalapan

SPIRIT OF THE JERSEYS STATE HISTORY FAIR. Award-winning historical festival is fun for the entire family. Special activities throughout the day including period games, reenactors, and music. 11am - 5pm. Free/$10 parking. Monmouth Battlefield State Park, 16 State Route 33.

NJDEP; 732/462-9616

May 14; Stanton

BEBIMBOP. International Jazz Trio 7:30pm. Stanton Reformed Church.

Raritan River Music Festival; 908/213-1100

May 14; Statewide

NJ Audubon Society; 908/766-5787

May 14; Washington

Warren County Morris Canal Committee; 908/475-6532

May 14-15; Wantage

MEDICINE WHEEL GARDEN FESTIVAL. Music, gardening workshops, tours, plant sale, craft and food vendors, childrens’ activities and more to support the continued restoration of the gardens and historical buildings. 10am. 50 Neilson Road.

Lusscroft Farm; 862/268-1557

May 15; Chester

16TH ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR AND ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW. Two thrilling exhibits:  Classic Cars, Trucks & Military Vehicles and Antique Tractors. Free Transportation to each location via Ole Fashioned Trolley Car. All Day Shopping! Musical entertainment. 11am - 4pm. Routes 206 & 24/513.

Chester Business Association; 973/223-2665

May 19; North Branch

JEFF NEWELL NEW-TRAD OCTET. Combines instruments and elements of a traditional New Orleans brass band. 12 & 7pm. $25. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

May 20; Port Murray

MEDICINAL HERB WALK & CHEROKEE STORYTELLING. Join David Winston and learn about nature’s pharmacy just beyond your doorstep - followed by Native American stories around a campfire. Reservations required. 6:30pm - 9pm. $43. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

May 21; Chester

CHESTER IRON FURNACE WALK. Explore the abandoned Chester Furnace site and the railroad right-of-way on a moderate walk with plenty of off trail exploration. 10am - 12pm. $5 per family. 66 Route 24.

Cooper Gristmill; 908/879-5463

May 21; Delaware

WARREN COUNTY PRESERVATION DAY. Explore the Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead 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 21; Stewartsville

PIANIST THOMAS SAUER & FRIENDS. 7:30pm. Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church.

Raritan River Music Festival; 908/213-1100

May 21; Washington

SCI-FI FANTASY DAY. Washington Ave.

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

May 22; Allamuchy

STEPHANIE NAKASIAN JAZZ CONCERT. 3pm. $25 in advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).

Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894x138

May 22; North Branch

THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED). This show covers comedy through the ages, from Aristophanes to Shakespeare and Moliere to Vaudeville and Charlie Chaplin to The Daily Show and, of course, Anthony Weiner. 7pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

May 23; Somerset

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May 27; Belvidere

WINE & SPIRITS WITH LORRAINE MOORE SPIRIT CONNECTIONS. Reservations required, as seating is limited. 6 - 9pm. Lakeview Room at Mt. Lake, 99 Tamarack Road.

Mountain Lake Fire Company & Ladies Auxiliary; 908/310-3077

May 27-30; Somerville

Tour of Somerville; 908/725-7223 x13

May 28; Port Murray

 LIVING HERB WREATH. Create an attractive wreath of living herbs that will supply culinary snippets throughout the season. Reservations required. 1:30pm - 3:30pm. $48. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

May 28; TBA

NEWMAN & OLTMAN GUITAR DUO & SPECIAL GUESTS. Preview of the Duo’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

Raritan River Music Festival;

May 28-29; East Stroudsburg

SHAWNEE CELTIC FESTIVAL. Non-stop Celtic music, working sheep dogs, Irish step dancers, and a variety of Celtic craft and food vendors. 11am - 5pm. $12-15. 401 Hollow Road.

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

June 3; Morristown

ALAN RIGOLETTO. Classical guitar 7pm. $15. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave..

Cottage Garden Concerts; 973/326-7601

June 4; Port Murray

 SPRING OPEN HOUSE. Enjoy a day of free informative lectures, herb & perennial presentations, as well as tours of our spectacular gardens. 9am - 5pm. Free. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

June 4-5; Chester

SPRING CRAFT SHOW. Ranked as one of the top sixty craft shows in the country, quality crafters represent many types of wares. 10 - 5. $4. Routes 206 & 24/513.

Chester Business Association; 908/879-4814

June 5; 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; Hillsborough

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

June 10; Landing

THE BUILDING AND GRANDEUR OF BRESLIN PARK. 6. Jefferson House, Nolans Point.

Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum; 973/398-2616

June 10; Morristown

THE BREAK LIGHTS. Indie. 7pm. $15. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave..

Cottage Garden Concerts; 973/326-7601

June 10-12; Randolph

BIG GREEK FESTIVAL. Music and entertainment featuring Greek folk dancing, traditional food, wines and liquors. 11am - 8pm. 1447 Sussex Tnpk.

St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church; 973/584-0388

June 11; Belvidere

The Woman's Club of Belvidere; 908/892-3874

June 11; Belvidere

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH BIRDS OF PREY. Delaware Valley Raptor Center presents a meet-and-greet discussion on predator/prey relationships and issues facing wildlife today. Registration necessary at (908) 475-6321 or www.warrenlib.org. 11am. 2 Shotwell Drive.

Friends of the Warren County Library; 908/475-6322

June 11; Franklin Township

Colonial Park; 732/873-2459

June 11; Oxford

FREE FISHING DAY. You don’t need a license to fish this Saturday! 605 Pequest Rd..

NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife; 908/637-4125

June 11; Port Murray

GARDEN TROUGH. Create two of your own hypertufa trough planters with that Old English look. Reservations required. 1:30 - 3:30pm. $46. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

June 17-18; Wantage

BARN AND BAKE SALE. 9am - 3pm. Free. 50 Neilson Road.

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 862/266-5021

June 18; Chester

PEOPLE-POWER DAY. Demonstrations of tools powered by hands and feet, typical of the 1890s. 1 - 3pm. 66 Route 24.

Cooper Gristmill; 908/879-5463

June 18; Mount Arlington

ANNUAL ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT SHOW. Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club, North Bertrand Road and Willow Street.

Lake Hopatcong Antique and Classic Boat Society;

June 18; Port Murray

 HERBAL TOPIARY WORKSHOP. The design and sculpture of herbs into a creation of an edible art piece. Reservations required. 10am - 12pm. $36. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

June 18; Port Murray

MINIATURE FAIRY GARDEN. Create your very own fairy garden. Reservations required. 1:30 - 3:30pm. $39. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

June 18; Washington

CAR SHOW. Vehicles of all types dating back as far as the 1920s. A host of vendors will participate in the Green Fair, which will also include special activities and demonstrations. Washington Ave.

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

June 18-25; 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. This year’s theme is “Birthplace of America”. Call for fees.

Delaware River Sojourn; 646/205-2724

June 24; Morristown

THE BUSKERS. Country. 7pm. $15. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave..

Cottage Garden Concerts; 973/326-7601

June 25; Port Murray

 WONDERFUL LAVENDER & LUNCH. Enjoy a relaxing and educational day with lavender. Starting with a lecture followed by a lavender lunch, then create your own 12” lavender wreath. Reservations required. 11am - 2pm. $52. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

June 25; Stanhope

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

June 25-26; Augusta

ROCK, RIBS & RIDGES FESTIVAL. Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road.

Rock, Ribs and Ridges; 973/882-8240

July 2-10; Kutztown, PA

Kutztown Folk Festival; 610/683-1537

July 3; East Stroudsburg

SHAWNEE FIREWORKS DISPLAY. Bring your own chair or blankets for great slopeside seating. The fireworks will be at dusk. 7 - 10pm. $10 per car load. 401 Hollow Road.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area; 570/421-7231

July 9; Stanhope

WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

July 9-10; Newton

Wilbur’s Country Store; 908/362-8833

July 15; Morristown

CHERRY LANE. Coffee house 7pm. $15. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave..

Cottage Garden Concerts; 973/326-7601

July 16; Flemington

SALSA NIGHT 2016. The streets become a giant dance floor, complete with vendors, food, and live music. 4 - 10pm. Downtown Flemington.

Hunterdon Helpline; 908/782-4357

July 16-17; East Stroudsburg

POCONOS' WURST FESTIVAL. With both Polish and German themes, the event will feature 3 stages of music, traditional costumed dance performances, kids area and more. 11am - 5pm. $12-$15. 401 Hollow Road.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area; 570/421-7231

July 16-17; Somerset

CAT SHOW. Over 300 cats!   Features feline agility, breed showcase, Adopt-A-Cat, "Meow Mall" shopping, educational programs.  Fun for cat-lovers of all ages! Garden State Exhibit Center, 50 Atrium Drive.

Garden State Cat Club; 973/886-7007

July 22; Morristown

DANI ZANONI. Eclectic pop 7pm. $15. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave..

Cottage Garden Concerts; 973/326-7601

July 23; Stanhope

WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

July 29; Morristown

AUBREY ANNE TRIO. Brazilian jazz 7pm. $15. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave..

Cottage Garden Concerts; 973/326-7601

July 29-31; Readington

QUICKCHEK FESTIVAL OF BALLOONING. Hot air balloons, concerts, arts & crafts, fireworks, balloon glow. Solberg Airport, 39 Thor Solberg Road.

New Jersey Festival Of Ballooning; 973/882-5464

July 30-6; Harmony

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

August 5-14; Augusta

New Jersey State Fair; 973/948-5500

August 6; Stanhope

WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

August 13-14; East Stroudsburg

SWEET CORN & BBQ FESTIVAL. Non-stop live entertainment with a Country and Western theme, country line dancing, magic shows, corn eating contest. 11am - 5pm. $8-$10. 401 Hollow Road.

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

August 20; Stanhope

WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

August 20-21; Belvidere

Vintage North Jersey;

August 20-21; Harmony

Warren County Antiques Show; 908/343-5873

September 3-4; East Stroudsburg

POCONO GARLIC FESTIVAL. Over 60 vendors, garlic eating contest, cooking contests, Peters Valley Artisan tent & more. 11am - 5pm. $8.50-$12.50. 401 Hollow Road.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area & Pocono Garlic Growers Association; 570/421-7231

September 4; Budd Lake

32ND 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 10-11; Ringoes

SHEEP AND FIBER FESTIVAL. Sheep shows, shearing, spinners, vendors, artisans, food, children's activities, llamas, alpacas, fleece contest, photo contest, skein contest and more! 99am - 5pm. $10/carload, $5/single. Hunterdon County Fairgrounds.

Garden State Sheep Breeders; 908/730-7189

September 17-18; Newton

Wilbur’s Country Store; 908/362-8833

September 17-18; Stanhope

WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

September 24; Mount Tabor

Mount Tabor Historical Society; 973/975-0001

September 24; Stanhope

WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

September 24; Washington

FESTIVAL IN THE BOROUGH. Warren County’s largest music and street festival features three stages of entertainment with an array of musical genres, vendors, children's activities, rides, an assortment of food.

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

September 24-25; Augusta

ANNUAL PETERS VALLEY CRAFT FAIR. Beautiful American Craft made by 150+ exhibiting artists from across the country. This a juried show of exhibitors, who are each selected for excellence and originality in twelve different media. 10 - 5pm. $9. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Plains Rd..

Peters Valley Crafts Center; 973/948-5200

October 8; Stanhope

WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

October 8-9; East Stroudsburg

AUTUMN TIMBER FESTIVAL. Lumberjack competitions, blacksmith demos by Jim Doherty, saw mill demos, chainsaw sculptures, K-9 dog shows, live music, children’s activities and food & craft vendors galore. 11am - 5pm. $12-$15. 401 Hollow Road.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area; 570/421-7231

October 15-16; East Stroudsburg

POCONO FOOD TRUCK & ART FESTIVAL. 30 food trucks from the Pocono Mountains, New Jersey, New York City and Philadelphia. The Hope Lodge will house 60+ artists and artisans on two floors. 11am - 5pm. $8-$10. 401 Hollow Road.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area; 570/421-7231

October 22; Stanhope

WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS . Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

November 30-1; Madison

A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES.. F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue.

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; 973/408-3807

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