This Week in the New Jersey Skylands.

    Think Skylands! Northwest New Jersey and destinations just beyond those borders, in Pennsylvania and New York, are equally intriguing and convenient offer brilliant ways to get out and enjoy the pleasures of the season.

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Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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June

Friday, 5-7; Blairstown

HIKE, PADDLE, AND PLAY GETAWAY. Escape to nature and meet new friends. Lodging and meals included. $198, $165 Member Rate.Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.

Mohican Outdoor Center; 908/362-5670

Friday, 5-7; Randolph

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

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

Saturday, 6; Bernardsville

NATIVE PLANT SALE. Come for a wonderful selection of native wildflowers, ferns, grasses, shrubs, and small trees to turn your backyard into a haven for wildlife. 9am - 4pm. 11 Hardscrabble Road .

Hoffman Center for Conservation and Environmental Education; 908/766-5787

Saturday, 6; Hackettstown

Donaldson Greenhouse and Nursery; 908/852-7314

Saturday, 6; Lake Hopatcong

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

Saturday, 6; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Wednesday, 10; Morristown

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Friday, 12-14; Augusta

CIRCUS MAXIMUS. All American thrill show, petting zoo and live animal rides. $12. Rt. 15 & 206.

Skylands Stadium; 973/383-7644

Friday, 12-14; Blairstown

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR SKILLS. Gain fundamental skills in this empowering hands-on course. Lodging and meals included. $198, $165 Member Rate.Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.

Mohican Outdoor Center; 908/362-5670

Saturday, 13; Franklin Township

Somerset County Park Commission; 732/873-2459

Saturday, 13; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 13; 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

Saturday, 13; Pittstown

BONNIE BRAE POLO CLASSIC. Equestrian contests, art exhibit, antique and classic car parade, polo cuisine. 12 noon - 6pm. Fieldview Farm, 342 Quakertown Road.

Bonnie Brae; 908/647-0800

Sunday, 14; Morristown

BILLY STRAYHORN ORCHESTRA. 3pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Wednesday, 17; Chatham

MASTERWORK CHORUS SUMMER SINGS. The Masterwork Chorus launches the summer series, featuring Brahms’ A German Requiem and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms; Thomas Juneau, conductor. 8pm. $15/$7.50. Chatham United Methodist Church, 460 Main Street.

Masterwork Chorus; 908/233-7018

Saturday, 20; Belvidere

Belvidere Woman’s Club; 908/475-8944

Saturday, 20; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 20; Mount Arlington

41ST ANNUAL ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT SHOW. Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club, North Bertrand Road and Willow Street.

Lake Hopatcong Antique and Classic Boat Society;

Saturday, 20-21; Montague

FATHER'S DAY SANGRIA PICNIC WEEKEND. Sample award winning wines, sip some Sangria and enjoy a day on the farm. 12 - 5pm. Free. 141 Clove Road.

Westfall Winery; 973/293-3428

Saturday, 20-27; 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

Sunday, 21; Milford

Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse; 973/764-4888

Friday, 26; Morristown

PETER FRAMPTON. 3pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Friday, 26-27; Augusta

ROCK, RIBS & RIDGES FESTIVAL. Charlie Daniels, Marshall Tucker and food. Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road.

Rock, Ribs and Ridges; 973/882-8240

Saturday, 27-5; Kutztown, PA

Kutztown Folk Festival; 610/683-1537

Sunday, 28; Morristown

CURRIER & IVES: MORE THAN A CHRISTMAS CARD. Talk by Steve Miller. 4:30pm. 45 Macculloch Avenue.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum; 973/538-2404

July

Friday, 3; Shawnee-On-Delaware

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.

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

Tuesday, 7-9; Blairstown

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.

Mohican Outdoor Center; 908/362-5670

Saturday, 11; Bernardsville

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 .

Hoffman Center for Conservation and Environmental Education; 908/766-5787

Saturday, 11; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Friday, 17-19; Blairstown

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.

Mohican Outdoor Center; 908/362-5670

Friday, 17-19; Delaware

WNTI Radio; 908/979-4355

Saturday, 18; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 18-19; Shawnee-On-Delaware

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.

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

Saturday, 25; Hackettstown

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..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 25; 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

Saturday, 25-1; Harmony

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

Friday, 31-2; Blairstown

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.

Mohican Outdoor Center; 908/362-5670

Friday, 31-9; Augusta

Sussex County Fairgrounds; 973/948-5500

August

Saturday, 1; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 1-2; Milford, PA

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

Grey Towers; 570/296-9630

Saturday, 8; Hackettstown

CSN SONGS. Summer Jamfest Series. Seasoned and talented musicians perform all of your favorite and timeless Crosby Stills Nash & Young hits. 8pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Sunday, 9; Shawnee-On-Delaware

POCONO CHICKEN WING OFF. Sample over 30 sauces at the region’s largest wing tasting competition. Benefits the Monroe County Meal on Wheels. I 80, Exit 309.

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

Wednesday, 12-14; Bridgewater

SOMERSET COUNTY 4-H FAIR. Family fun in 15 acres of exhibits, entertainment and food concessions recognizing the accomplishments of 1,000 Somerset County 4-H members. North Branch Park, Milltown Road.

Somerset 4-H; 908/526-6644

Saturday, 15; Shawnee-On-Delaware

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

Saturday, 15-16; Harmony

WARREN COUNTY ANTIQUES SHOW AND VINTAGE MARKET PLACE. More than 150 dealers are located indoors and outdoors for a rain-or-shine show! 10am - 4pm. $7 (check www.warrencountyantiqueshow.com for discount coupon). Warren County Farmers’ Fairgrounds, Route 519.

Warren County Antiques Show; 908/343-5873

Saturday, 22; 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

Saturday, 22-23; Stroudsburg, PA

Pocono State Craft Festival; 570/476-4460

Sunday, 23; Bernardsville

MUSHROOM MEANDER. Learn about and looking for mushrooms and fungi. 2 - 4pm. $5 members, $7 non-members. 11 Hardscrabble Road .

Hoffman Center for Conservation and Environmental Education; 908/766-5787

Sunday, 23; Milford

Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse; 973/764-4888

Wednesday, 26; Pittstown

Snyder Research Farm; 908/730-9419

September

Saturday, 5-6; Shawnee-On-Delaware

POCONO GARLIC FESTIVAL. Over 50 food and craft vendors will be offering everything from garlic vinegar and garlic ice cream to garlic-themed pottery and paintings. I 80, Exit 309.

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

Saturday, 12-13; Chester

Historic Chester Business Association; 908/879-2900

Saturday, 19-20; Millbrook Village

Millbrook Village; 908/496-4458

Saturday, 19-20; Shawnee-On-Delaware, PA

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

Sunday, 20; Readington

5K TRAIL RUN AND 3K WALK FOR HUNGER. Benefits the NORWESCAP food bank. Pre-registration$25 - $30 day of race. Deer Path Park.

ShopRite of Hunterdon County; 908/454-4322

Saturday, 26-27; Augusta

Peters Valley Crafts Center; 973/948-5200

October

Friday, 2-4; Blairstown

WORK AND PLAY GETAWAY. Help to make improvements in camp between some outdoor fun. Lodging and meals included. $91, $78 Member Rate.Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.

Mohican Outdoor Center; 908/362-5670

Sunday, 4; Milford

THE FAT DADDIES. An afternoon of music and food at the farm. The Hunterdon County based group covers songs by Grateful Dead, Otis Redding, The Band, and Louis Jordan. 1 - 4pm. $20/ $15 adv, under 10 free. 369 Stamets Road.

Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse; 973/764-4888

Sunday, 4; Wantage

5TH ANNUAL AUTUMN LEAVES HIKE . Guided group hike. Pre-register with leader, Kevin Mitchell, at kmitchel@ptd.net. 2 - 3:30pm. Free. 50 Neilson Road.

Friends of Lusscroft Farms; 973/702-2289

Saturday, 10-11; Shawnee-On-Delaware

AUTUMN TIMBER FESTIVAL. Lumberjack demonstrations, The Marvelous Mutts frisbee, agility and trick dog shows, blacksmithing demos, chainsaw sculptures, live music, children’s activities and food & craft vendors galore. 11am - 5pm. I 80, Exit 309.

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

Friday, 16-18; Blairstown

AUTUMN WANDERINGS. Explore the beautiful fall trails with us during this guided weekend. $198, $165 Member Rate.Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.

Mohican Outdoor Center; 908/362-5670

Saturday, 17-18; Shawnee-On-Delaware, PA

POCONO FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL. A weekend of delicious street eats that will satisfy the savory, sweet and hard to please taste buds, featuring food trucks from the Pocono region, New Jersey, NYC and Philadelphia. 11pm - 5pm. Rt. 80 Exit 309, Hollow Rd..

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

Friday, 23-25; Blairstown

MAP AND COMPASS. Gain skills in this hands-on off trail navigation course. $198, $165 Member Rate.Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.

Mohican Outdoor Center; 908/362-5670