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.
OLE TOWN FESTIVAL. Music, fireworks, car show, crafts, food. Walters Park.
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..
DISCOVER THE SEEING EYE. Walk through downtown Morristown and visit sites important to the founding and growth of the Seeing Eye, North America's first school for the training of guide dogs for the blind. The tour will be led by Jim and Ginger Kutsch and their Seeing Eye dogs. Jim is the executive director of the organization and Ginger volunteers for it. 9:30am - 11. $15. 14 Maple Avenue.
ANNUAL ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT SHOW. Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club, North Bertrand Road and Willow Street.
ANNUAL WATERLOO CANAL DAY FESTIVAL. Boat rides on the Morris Canal, exhibits on aspects of canal history, walking tours of the village's canal features and of its architectural history. Eight Waterloo Village buildings will be open with historic trades demonstrated at the carpenter, seamstress and blacksmith shops. The recently discovered canal boat exhibit will also be open. There will be live music and food service available. 10am - 4pm. Free. Waterloo Village.
ESSEX HORSE TRIALS. Top equestrian competition featuring nation’s top up-and-coming riders, benefiting Greater Newark Life Camp in Pottersville. Outdoor family activities include farm-to-table food, shopping, classic car show, children’s activities. Moorland Farms.
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..
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..
MEDICINAL HERB WALK & STORYTELLING. 6:30 - 9pm. $43. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
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.
DISCOVER VICTORIAN MORRISTOWN. Learn about one of the grandest periods in Morristown's 300-year plus history, Victorian Morristown. Your guide will be Karen Ann Kurlander, a local expert in the period. Walk through Morristown, visiting commercial and residential buildings in the Historic District that date from 1850-1910. Karen Ann will also enlighten you on the social customs of the day, and explain how the houses known as "painted ladies" came to Morristown. 11am. $15. Morristown National Historical Park, 30 Washington Place.
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. Kutztown Fairgrounds, 225 N. White Oak St,.
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.
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.
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.
Saturdays • PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT UACNJ OBSERVATORY. Astronomy presentations followed by observing sessions, weather permitting.
Weekends • THE PEQUEST TROUT HATCHERY AND NATURAL RESOURCE EDUCATION CENTER hosts a series of programs about the natural world around us for young and old alike. Preregistration is usually required. Topics range from a child’s first introduction to nature to seminars for expert fly fishers.
FEATURED ART OF THE MONTH. Jeanine Erickson, glass work, jewelry, pottery. Katherine Yvinskas, painting
Jeanine Erickson exhibits her stained glass work, jewelry and pottery at the gallery. In her art glass pieces, she favors organic lines, negative space, the incorporation of fossils, copper sheet & wire, and agate slices. Her jewelry pieces are predominantly made of sterling silver and she employs a variety of techniques including forging, anticlastic forming, fusing, and complex riveting. Her ceramic designs Can feature genuine leaf impressions or intricate scribed or carved patterns.
Katherine Yvinskas has been part of the Gallery 23 cooperative since 2006 and currently serves as Gallery Director. Her work encompasses a personal vision of nature as seen through her drawings, watercolors, hand-colored prints and mixed media collages. “The fun begins when you choose to interpret the subject or idea in your own way, using your creative skills and resulting in a piece like no other. It is your gift to are with the world.”
She earned her MFA at Northern Illinois University and has been in numerous group and individual exhibitions. Her work has graced the covers of several publications and is included in the Anne Steele Marsh Print Collection of the Hunterdon Museum of Art and in many private collections throughout the United States and Europe. An avid gardener and herbalist, Katherine’s garden was included in a private garden tour for the Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morristown, New Jersey. Her garden was "the Artist's Garden" where plants grow in an unstructured chemical-free format. 23 Main Street.
Ongoing • TOURS OF WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS AT THE FORD MANSION.
Headquarters Museum includes includes three exhibit galleries, a 30-minute introductory video, and the Discover History Center. Tours of Fords Manion will be made available at 10 and 11am and at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm. Beginning January 1, 2018, Morristown National Historical Park will no longer charge an entrance fee to visit the park’s Washington’s Headquarters Museum.
The park’s grounds, parking areas, tour road, 27 miles of hiking trails, and restroom facilities at the Jockey Hollow area are open to the public, seven days a week, 9:30am - 5pm.