Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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See the Highlands Canal Boat recovery exhibit at Waterloo Canal Day, June 23!


Friday, 15-23; 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

Thursday, 21-23; Phillipsburg

OLE TOWN FESTIVAL. Music, fireworks, car show, crafts, food. Walters Park.

Town of Phillipsburg; 610/739-1512

Saturday, 23; Hillsborough

SOURLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL. The festival celebrates the character and beauty of the New Jersey Sourlands and supports planning and conservatory efforts. 3 - 10pm. $25online/ $35 gat. Hillsborough Golf and Country Club, Wertsville Rd..

Sourland Planning Council; 609/397-1233

Saturday, 23; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 23; 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;

Saturday, 23; Stanhope

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

Saturday, 23-24; Far Hills

Mars Essex Horse Trials;

Sunday, 24; Lake Hopatcong

FANTASTIC HOMES TOUR. Admire the marvelous houses that surround Lake Hopatcong, while learning about their history and listening to live audio clips from the current homeowners. 11am - 1pm. $48. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

Tuesday, 26; Lake Hopatcong

Sailing from her home port at Nolan’s Point on Lake Hopatcong, Miss Lotta is a 57-foot SkipperLiner dinner cruise vessel. Book a cruise and live the lake!

EAGLES SIGHTSEEING EXCURSION. Join Bob Behrent, a long-time local who takes photographs of the eagles that live in a tree on Lake Hopatcong. 3 - 5pm. $35. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

Friday, 29; Port Murray

MEDICINAL HERB WALK & STORYTELLING. 6:30 - 9pm. $43. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 30; Columbia

ERIC MINTE QUARTET FEATURING NELSON HILL. Alto saxophonist playing the Great American Songbook in the Classic Jazz style. Come early to picnic and enjoy the Homestead property. Rain or shine. 6pm. $10 donation suggested.. Ramseyburg Rd, and Rt 46.

Ramsaysburg Concerts in the Barn; 908/475-5352

Saturday, 30; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 30- July 8; Kutztown, PA

Kutztown Folk Festival;

Upcoming Events...

Ongoing Theater and Concerts

The Folk Project, Morristown

MINSTREL CONCERT SERIES. Shows every Friday, presenting traditional American and ethnic "folk" music, as well as music of contemporary, primarily acoustic songwriters. The second Friday of the month is an open stage/audition night. 7:30pm. $10 adults; children 12 and under free.

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road. ; 973/335-9489

Ongoing Programs and Events

Paulinskill Valley Trail, Andover to Columbia

Saturdays • NATURE WALKS. Hike the Paulinskill Valley Trail. Hike different sections with various themes. Hikes leave from Kittatinny SP, Warbasse Jct., or Footbridge Park in Blairstown. Free.

Paulinskill Vally Trail Committee; 908/684-4820

NJAA Observatory, High Bridge

Weekends • ASTRONOMY PROGRAMS. New Jersey Astronomical Association Observatory is open to the public every weekend from Memorial Day to Halloween. Saturday evening programs begin at 8:30 PM and include a tour of the facility and public viewing of planets/deep space objects through the 26" telescope, as well as other smaller scopes. On Sunday afternoons from 2-5 PM, the public is invited to look at sun spots through the 10" scope equipped with special solar filters. For additional information, call or visit NJAA’swebsite.

Voorhees State Park, Rt. 513. ; 908/638-8500

United Astronomy Clubs of NJ, Hope

Saturdays • PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT UACNJ OBSERVATORY. Astronomy presentations followed by observing sessions, weather permitting.

Jenny Jump State Park ; 908/459-4366

Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center , Oxford

; 908/637-4125

Ongoing Tours and Exhibits

Friday, 1-30; Blairstown

Gallery 23; 908/362-6865

Morristown National Historical Park Morristown

The Discover History Center at the Washington Museum

30 Washington Place; 973/539-2016 x210

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