Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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So much to do, so little time! Photo by Tammy Fazio.


Tuesday, 3; Hackettstown

A NATIONAL TREASURE. Musconetcong Watershed presentation. 7pm. Free. American Legion, 494 Willow Grove. More...

Hackettstown Historical Society; 908/852-8797

Saturday, 7-8; Somerset County

SOMERSET COUNTY'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE PAST. Sites will hold tours led by costumed interpreters and actors portraying historical figures, special collections and exhibitions, and a seemingly unending variety of activities for public involvement and enjoyment. 12 - 4pm. Free.

Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission; 908/231-7110

Sunday, 8; Walpack

Walpack Historical Society; 973/948-4903

Thursday, 12-16; Hackettstown

SIX ROUNDS OF VENGEANCE. In post-apocalyptic "Lost Vegas," a young gunslinger named Jess December enlists the help of a mysterious samurai cowboy to help avenge the murder of her sister. NEXTstage Repertory. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 14; Blairstown

FALL FESTIVAL. Celebrate an old-fashioned fun country lifestyle with food trucks, local artisans, pumpkin festival, bed races, pie contests. Footbridge Park .

Blairstown Enhancement Commitee; 908/318-4232

Saturday, 14; Ringwood

Skylands Botanical Gardens; 973/962-9534

Thursday, 19-22; Hackettstown

MOTHER (AND ME). An outrageous one woman show about stepping up and into your own light. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Friday, 20; North Branch

SPLISH SPLASH!. The Music of Bobby Darin 8pm. 118 Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 21; Augusta

Sussex County Farmland Preservation and Conservation ; 973/579-0500

Saturday, 21-22; Basking Ridge

A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED. Based on Agatha Christie’s 1950 novel of the same name and adapted for the stage in 1977 by Leslie Darbon. $25. 450 King George Road. More...

Farmstead Arts; 908/636-7576

Saturday, 21; Far Hills

FAR HILLS RACE MEETING. This prestigious steeplechase horse race benefits numerous organizations. Moorland Farms 50 U.S. 202.

Somerset Medical Center; 908/234-9115

Saturday, 21; Pohatcong

POHATCONG’S HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR. Explore an eclectic mix of stone and clapboard structures dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. 10am - 5pm. $25 / $65 winery train. Alba Vineyard, 269 Route 627.

Pohatcong Township Historic Preservation Commission; 908/387-1493

Sunday, 22; Milford

ANNIE AND THE NATURAL WONDER BAND. 4 - 6:30pm. $10 per person, resv essential. 369 Stamets Road.

Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse; 908/86GRASS

Thursday, 26; Washington

DAY OF THE DEAD--DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION. 5 - 9pm. Free. Pocket Park, 44 E Washington Ave..

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

Thursday, 26-29; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Sunday, 29; Boonton

NJ Highlands Coalition; 973/588-7190

Tuesday, 31; Washington

HOMETOWN HALLOWEEN. Trick or Treating in the downtown shopping district of Washington Borough, DJ playing Halloween music, prizes for best costume, best group costumes and best pet costume. 3 - 5pm. Free.

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

Upcoming Events...

Ongoing Programs and Events

Gallery 23, Blairstown

Beth Rosenburg

23 Main Street. ; 908/362-6865

The Warren Heritage Museum at Bread Lock Park, Stewartsville

A full scale canal boat model is on display at Bread Lock Park

2627 State Route 57. ; 908/475-6532

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

Above, the Rosette Nebula is approximately 130 light years in diameter and 5,000 light years from Earth. Young stars at the center excite the surrounding hydrogen gas and cause it to glow. The photograph was taken at the UACNJ site in Jenny Jump State Forest by Gregg Waldron, MMAS

Jenny Jump State Park. ; 908/459-4366

Morristown National Historical Park Morristown

30 Washington Place; 973/539-2016 x210

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