Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

Upcoming events forward from June, 2016

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June 3; Morristown

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

Cottage Garden Concerts; 973/326-7601

June 4; Asbury

SPRING INTO SUMMER VENDOR EVENT AND YARD SALE. Over twenty vendors, crafters, and others.  Children's activities, community organizations with volunteer opportunities for you! 10am - 4pm. 455 Old Main St. .

Asbury UMC;

June 4; Bernardsville

NATIVE PLANT SALE. Turn your backyard into a haven for wildlife. 9am - 4pm. 11 Hardscrabble Road .

Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary; 908/396-7409

June 4; Parsippany

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms; 973/540-0311

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. A wide variety of handmade items including traditional & country crafts. 10am - 5pm. $4. Routes 206 & 24/513.

Chester Business Association; 908/223-2665

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; Budd Lake

GROOVE IN THE GROVE SONGWRITER FESTIVAL. Acoustic performances by local/regional independent songwriters, focusing on original music. The Grip Weeds will perform in the evening concert. Two outdoor stages, playground, vendors, food/beer available. 1 - 9pm. Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Road.

Skylands Songwriter's Guild;

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 11; Somerset

EXPLORING THE NEGRI-NEPOTE GRASSLAND PRESERVE. The trees will be in full foliage and all the birds we see will be established on breeding territories. 9 - 11am. Free. 260 Skillmans Lane.

Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary; 908/396-7409

June 17-18; Wantage

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

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 862/266-5021

June 18; Bernardsville

DISCOVER DRAGONS AND DAMSELS. Come and learn about these fascinating and beautiful members of the insect world. 1:30 - 3:30pm. Free, preregister by 6/17. 11 Hardscrabble Road .

Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary; 908/396-7409

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 19; Sussex

FATHERS DAY AT SPACE FARMS. Free drawing to win a season pass. Special nursery feedings and sessions on paternal behavior. 218 Rt 519.

Space Farms Zoo and Museum; 973/875-5800

June 23; Readington Township

HUNTERDON SYMPHONY. The rousing music of the 2016 Pops Concert. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

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

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

June 26; Madison

Arts Council of the Morris Area; 973/285-5115

June 30; Readington Township

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.

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

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 7; Readington Township

SCOTT DECARLO. DeCarlo is an East Rutherford native, and a true showman of modern Country. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

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

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 14; Readington Township

FULL COUNT BIG BAND. An eclectic mix of music ranging from the Swing Era classics to more contemporary jazz music, Latin, rhythm & blues funk and rock. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

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

July 15; Morristown

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

Cottage Garden Concerts; 973/326-7601

July 15-17; Delaware

WNTI Public Radio from Centenary College; 908/979-4355

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; Hackettstown

PARROTBEACH: JIMMY BUFFET TRIBUTE. Summer Jamfest 8pm. $30 / $25 Student. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

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. Features feline agility, breed showcase, Adopt-A-Cat, "Meow Mall" shopping, educational programs. 10am - 4pm. $5 - $25. Garden State Exhibit Center, 50 Atrium Drive.

Garden State Cat Club; 973/886-7007

July 21; Readington Township

JIM BARONE ELVIS TRIBUTE. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

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

July 22; Morristown

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

Cottage Garden Concerts; 973/326-7601

July 23; Hackettstown

ROB STONEBACK BIG BAND. Summer Jamfest 8pm. $30 / $25 Student. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

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 23; Sussex

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.

Space Farms Zoo and Museum; 973/875-5800

July 28; Readington Township

TUSK FLEETWOOD MAC TRIBUTE. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

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

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; Hackettstown

ARTIE SHAW ORCHESTRA. Summer Jamfest 8pm. $30 / $25 Student. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

July 30-6; Harmony

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

August 4; Readington Township

BEST OF THE EAGLES. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

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

August 5-14; Augusta

New Jersey State Fair; 973/948-5500

August 6; Hackettstown

DESERT HIGHWAY - A TRIBUTE TO THE EAGLES. Summer Jamfest 8pm. $30 / $25 Student. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

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 6-7; Milford, PA

FESTIVAL OF WOOD. Handmade crafts, arts, programs, children’s activities, educational exhibits, and more!

Grey Towers National Historic Site; 570/296-9630

August 11; Readington Township

CAPTAIN JACK BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

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

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 18; Readington Township

AMISH OUTLAWS. The Amish Outlaws have become well acclimated to the pleasures and vices of the modern world... music, most of all. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

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

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; Sussex

TEDDY BEAR DAY. Any child that brings a teddy bear gets in free. (Note: Space Farms does NOT keep the stuffed bears.) 218 Rt 519.

Space Farms Zoo and Museum; 973/875-5800

August 20-21; Belvidere

Vintage North Jersey;

August 20-21; Harmony

Warren County Antiques Show; 908/343-5873

August 20-21; Stroudsburg, PA

Pocono State Craft Festival; 570/476-4460

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

September 30-1; Morristown

Morristown Festival of Books;

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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