ANNUAL MEETING AND LUNCHEON ON PRESIDENT’S DAY. Pulitzer Prize winner, Dr. Ed Larson, of Pepperdine University, will present a lecture, “The Newburgh Conspiracy,” about General George Washington’s role in helping to prevent a threatened mutiny by some of the Continental Army in Newburgh, New York. 11:30am. Madison Hotel, 1 Convent Road.
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.
EXPLORE OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL. Independent coeducational day school fosters independent thinking, creativity, responsibility, and integrity. 1150 Pottersville Road.
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF UKRAINE. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.
MICROGREENS GROWING WORKSHOP. Start your own tray to take home. 2 - 3pm. $15. County Admin Building, 165 CR 519 South.
ANTIQUES IN LONG VALLEY. 9:30am - 4:30pm. $7. Long Valley Middle School, 51 W. Mill Rd..
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..
RACHMANINOFF’S SECOND PIANO CONCERTO. Kirill Gerstein 3pm. 100 South Street.
COMMUNITY GARDEN CONFERENCE. Meet other gardeners, expand your gardening knowledge, find out what is working and what is not in other gardens and become part of a wonderful network of community gardeners. The keynote speaker this year is Peter Hatch, an independent scholar living in Albemarle County, Virginia, where he gardens, lectures, consults, and writes about garden history. 9am - 4:30pm. $50 per person before Feb. 1, $60 pp on or after Feb.1. 353 East Hanover Ave..
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..
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.
SUGAR MAPLE CELEBRATION. Tap a tree and enjoy the maple sugaring process with Duke Farms Executive Director Michael Catania. Participate in activities and nature hikes focused on wildlife, tree identification, best forestry practices, and climate change as it relates to the Sugar Maple and our native forests. Share the taste of New Jersey maple syrup, visit a live sawmill demonstration, and don’t miss your chance to try the maple syrup specialty items that will be served all day in our café! 10am - 2pm. $25. 80 Route 206.
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.
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..
MAPLE SUGARING. Join park rangers and volunteers as they celebrate the approach of warmer weather with the North American tradition of maple sugaring. American Indians, early settlers, and their descendants all looked forward to collecting and boiling the sap of locally abundant sugar maple trees. Visitors will be able to see and participate in the “sugaring” process from the tree to the table. Sap from Millbrook Village maples will be boiled down in cast iron kettles over an open ﬁre to create maple syrup. Woodstove and outdoor cooking demonstrations will showcase the use of maple products in recipes common during the 1800s. 10am - 3pm. Old Mine Road & Cty Route 602.
MASTERS OF DANCE AND MUSIC. American Repertory Ballet 3pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
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..
SPRING CRAFT. Artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country. Morristown Armory.
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.
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.
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..
BACKYARD BEEKEEPING. How to get started 10 - 11:30am. $10. County Admin Building, 165 CR 519 South.
GALA CELEBRATION. Feast on appetizers, main courses and desserts created with the finest local ingredients at eight tasting stations prepared before you by our region’s finest chefs. Let them entertain and inform you with their cooking techniques and tips! Open bar features NJ wines, craft beer and spirits. 6pm. $100. Blair Academy.
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. Fly Casting demonstrations, water and field dog demonstration put on by our local NAVHDA chapter. Raffles for door prizes and we will be offering a 10% discount all weekend long in preparation for the up coming Trout Season! Food and refreshments. 11am. 61 State Route 94.
COLIN QUINN. Best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, on MTV's 1980's game show Remote Control, and as executive producer and host of Comedy Central's late-night panel show Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
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..
MOE - TION DANCE THEATER. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
CHE MALAMBO. Argentine-based company excites audiences through precise footwork and rhythmic stomping, drumming and singing. 3pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
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.
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..
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..
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..
GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS. The best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. 3pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
TROUT SEASON OPENS. Don’t forget your 2016 fishing license!
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.
SOURLANDS SMACKDOWN. New Jersey’s only outdoor bouldering competition is a fun day for participants and spectators. 9am.
GO GREEN WITH HOPE. Electronic waste collection, paper shredding, Medicine Drop, clothing and goods collection; towels, blankets and pet items for local animal shelters, Green Market, Informative tables, T-shirt totes demo and give-away. 10am - 1pm. Free. Municipal Bldg, 401 Hope-Great Meadows Rd. (CR 611).
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.
WOMEN PLAYWRIGHTS SERIES. Presentations on three consecutive Wednesdays (4/12, 18, 26) of short-play competition, playwrighting classes, and panel discussions with visiting playwrights provide a working forum for the unique voice of women writing for theatre today. 7:30pm. Free. Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Center.
TEA GARDEN: GROWING, HARVESTING, AND PREPARING HERBS FOR TEA. Growing your own tea herbs makes for a fresh, tasty beverage. In this hands on class, we’ll prepare tisanes of many herbs – familiar mints, increasingly popular herbs from abroad like lemon grass and tulsi, and even delicious native herbs. Learn how to harvest and prepare herbal brews, and how to properly store herbs for year-round use for both tea and general cooking needs. 11am - 12pm. High Bridge Emergency Rescue Squad Building, 95 West Main Street .
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.
SPRING PLANT SALE AND EARTH DAY CELEBRATION. Plant sale, garden lectures, and guided tours. 10am - 5pm. 11 Layton Rd.
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.
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.
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.
SHAD FESTIVAL. Artists, crafters, shad hauling demonstrations, guide walking tours, entertainment, and a shad dinner. 12:30 - 5:30pm. Bridge and Union Streets.
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.
GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP. Alternative approaches to landscape and flower photography. 9 - 11:30am. $35. 11 Layton Rd.
DAY AT THE RACES. Kentucky Derby Party benefits the Red Mill. Red Mill, 56 Main St..
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
TASTE OF SOMERSET. The 25th annual Taste of Somerset, the area’s original gourmet tasting event provides the unique opportunity to sample the finest appetizers, entrees, desserts, and beverages that the region has to offer 6 - 9pm. $75. The Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Avenue.
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.
EDIBLE AND MEDICINAL PLANTS OF MUSCONETCONG GORGE. Explore the diverse mesic forest of Musconetcong Gorge while encountering the edible and medicinal uses of the many plant species found there. Botanist Jared Rosenbaum of Wild Ridge Plants will weave together traditional plant uses, ecology, and field botany on a modest-paced hike through this rich, scenic habitat. 6 - 8pm. $15. Musconetcong Gorge Reservation, 182 Dennis Road .
TOUR OF SOMERVILLE CYCLING SERIES. The annual three-day Tour of Somerville Cycling Series culminates every Memorial Day with the fifty-mile Kugler-Anderson race, named in honor of its first winners, Furman Kugler of Somerville (1940, 1941) and Carl Anderson of Clifton (1942). Both men lost their lives during World War II. Furman’s father, Fred “Pop” Kugler, whose strength and skill in his era as a cycling champion were the foundation of the enterprises that informed the rest of his career, advanced the sport of competitive cycling by coaching succeeding generations of cyclists and developing racing bikes. Begun under his direction, the Tour of Somerville has consistently drawn the best racing cyclists in America to the roadways of Somerset County. Today, the event organizer and beneficiary is Middle Earth, a non-profit agency that helps middle and high school children become responsible and productive community members. Known as the "Kentucky Derby of Cycling." The Tour is the oldest major bicycle race in the United States and a legend in the lore of bicycle racing. Free admission. Main Street.
SPRING CRAFT SHOW. A wide variety of handmade items including traditional & country crafts. 10am - 5pm. $4. Routes 206 & 24/513.
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..
GROOVE IN THE GROVE SONGWRITER FESTIVAL. Bringing the best regional songwriters to Northwest New Jersey during an afternoon full of original music in a shaded, park-like setting with on-site playground, plenty of parking and interesting vendors. Festival food & adult beverages available for purchase. 1 - 9pm. Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Road.
ROSE DAY FESTIVAL. The Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden displays thousands of many varieties, both modern and of historic significance. Visitors are invited to stroll through the gardens, enjoying music and live entertainment, meeting local artisans, and indulging in some great food! Roses plants will also be for sale. 11am - 5pm. Free, suggested donation. Mettlers Road.
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.
POHATCONG GARDEN TOUR. $25 / $55 winery train.
AGRO-INDUSTRY DAY. Red Mill, 56 Main St..
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. Kutztown Fairgrounds, 225 N. White Oak St,.
WILBUR’S COUNTRY CRAFT FAIR. The 37th 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.
MEADOW WALK – HOW TO IDENTIFY WILD PLANTS. Join botanist Jared Rosenbaum for an engaging hike at the Kay Center’s beautiful wildflower meadows. We’ll immerse in the midsummer meadow flora and explore ecology, edible and medicinal species, and more. 9:30am - 12:30pm. $15. Kay Environmental Center, 200 Pottersville Rd..
ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY. Lectures, workshops, plants, music and refreshments. 11am - 3pm. $3 suggested donation. Mettlers Road.
DRIVE - A TRIBUTE TO THE CARS. Summer Jamfest 8pm. $27.50. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
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.
DOO WAH RIDERS. Summer Jamfest, high energy country with a cajun twist. 8pm. $30. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
THE BRITISH INVASION. Summer Jamfest. 8pm. $27.50. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
WARREN COUNTY FARMERS’ FAIR AND BALLOON FESTIVAL. The 80th annual fair celebrates the fabric of life! The 20th 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 17th 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..
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! $13/ $6 ages 6-12/ $9 Senior. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..
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..
DR. KS MOTOWN REVUE. Summer Jamfest. 8pm. $27.50. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
WILD EDIBLE PLANT WALK. Explore the summer landscape for wild foods including berries, wild spices, and tea herbs with Rachel Mackow. This gentle-paced hike will traverse the preserve’s trails as we learn about safe and ethical foraging, cook methods, and storage of wild foods. 6:30 - 8pm. $15. Schiff Natural Lands Trust, 339 Pleasant Valley Rd..
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.
BELVIDERE’S VICTORIAN DAYS. This annual event transforms Belvidere into the Victorian village that it was over a century ago and celebrates its heritage through a festive two day event that offers a taste of the old and a touch of the new, with over 100 antique, craft, and food vendors, quilters, lacemakers, fashion show, horse & carriage rides, and an antique car show that surrounds the entire town square. Entertainment includes a Vintage Fashion Show, a Gentlemens’ Picnic Auction and concerts. Tickets for walking tours, historic house tours, and a cemetery tour are available online or can be purchased during the event. Rt. 80, Exit 12, Rt 519 South to Belvidere. Rt. 80, Exit 12, Rt 519 South to Belvidere.
44TH ANNUAL FALL ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL. The most talented artisans on the East Coast will exhibit and sell their unique hand-crafted creations at the this nationally-recognized community tradition and one of the largest craft shows in the state. Sunshine Artist, respected magazine of American arts and crafts, has rated it among the Top 50 “Best Craft Shows in the Nation” and #1 in New Jersey. Artisans from across the East Coast, representing a wide range of craft-working disciplines, will exhibit over the weekend. Prior Shows have broken attendance records, the town receiving thousands of craft-enthusiasts who come to share their passion.Visitors will enjoy creations in home furnishing and decor, jewelry, clothing, wood and metalworking, ornaments and more. These masterfully-done, handmade wares are of highest quality, and the artists will partake in a juried contest. 10am - 5pm. $5, under 12 free. . Municipal Field; Gazebo Park on Main Street.
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: email@example.com.
MILLBROOK DAYS. All aspects of pioneer life are demonstrated by skilled and dedicated docents throughout the village. Although it has been more than 250 years since Van Campen built his first mill, the legacy lives on in this re-created 1800s community. 10 - 5. 12 mi north of Rt 80 at Old Mine Road and Rt 602.
ANNUAL MOUNT TABOR HOUSE TOUR. Get an inside look at more than fifteen Victorian cottages, historic buildings and sites. View a heritage quilt show and furnished replica camp meeting tent. Box lunches available. For free parking use 864 Park Rd Morris Plains. Shuttle bus. 11am - 4pm. $30/ $25 advance. Simpson Ave., near the Tabernacle.
THE LORD STIRLING 1770S FESTIVAL. Revolutionary War military detachment camps and conducts maneuvers, while Colonial trades and crafts, hayrides, clay crafts, stenciling, and toy making deploy on the lawns of the former Lord Stirling estate, who lived on the site and served under General George Washington. 11:30am - 4:30pm. $5. 190 Lord Stirling Road.
FALL FORAGING AT BALDPATE. Explore the forests and fields of Baldpate Mountain in search of primal sustenance — the fruits, nuts, and other vegetable products in our local flora. Jared Rosenbaum will lead the hike and highlight edible and medicinal species. We’ll also cover plant identification, conservation priorities, and preparation techniques. 9:30am - 12:30pm. Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain, Fiddlers Creek Road.
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 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.
FLOWER & LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP. Autumnal brilliance 9 - 11:30am. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.
GREAT TREE MEN AND WOMEN OF AMERICA. Naturalists such as J. Sterling Morton, the founder of Arbor Day, and Henry David Thoreau wrote extensively about the nature that surrounded them. Mary Fenimore Cooper described nature in a refreshing, poetic way. These three and others, such as John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt, brought environmental concerns to the public's attention. 10 - 11:30am. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.
IN THE DOORYARD: ESSENTIAL WEEDS AT OUR FEET. This presentation weaves together the ecology of common native and non-native plants with their modern and historical uses as food and medicinal remedies. Learn which common weeds are high in healthy fats, and where to find the plant called “nature’s bandage”. 10am - 12pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 East Hanover Avenue.