THANKFUL LIGHTS. Participants will create their own lantern decorated with a personalized message and attached to an illuminated float that will be released on Buck Garden’s Lower Pond. 5 - 6:30pm. $15. 11 Layton Rd.
RENAISSANCE. Annie Haslam’s still there. 8pm. $44 - $59. 234 Spring Street.
ANNUAL FALL CRAFT FAIR. Visit over 100 tables featuring the work of talented artists and crafters. Bake sale area features home baked goods including the school's famous homemade apple pies! Hot food concessions available all day. 10am - 4pm. Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd..
CSN SONGS. Celebrating the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: an evening of music in support of community revitalization and programs addressing substance addiction. Limited number of VIP tickets, which include 6pm dinner at Gourmet Gallery plus premium concert seating, are available for $125 through email@example.com. 8pm. $40 General Admission; $45 at the door. 30 Main St.
CRAFT SHOW & BAKE SALE. Handmade crafts, door prizes, bake sale, refreshments, 50/50 raffle, and free parking. Benefits students and charitable donations. 10am - 3pm. $1, children free. Central School, 220 Baird Rd.
THE HISTORIC LENAPE LIFESTYLE, LIVING WITH NATURE. The ancestral Lenape who once lived in New Jersey made the most of the native plants around them for food, shelter, and medicine. Ages 8-adult. Pre-registration required. 3 - 4pm. $5. 42 Lilac Drive.
BALLET FOLKLORICO DE MEXICO. Mexico’s most revered traditional dance company. 8pm. 100 South Street.
THE WATER GAP JAZZ ORCHESTRA PRESENTS THE MUSIC OF PHIL WOODS. Director, Matt Vashlishan, was part of the Phil Woods Big Band and has taken the reign to continue Phil’s legacy with The Water Gap Jazz Orchestra. Matt has had the fortune of sharing the stage with musicians such as Phil Woods, Ian Froman, Bill Goodwin, Phil Markowitz ,John Hart, Marko Marcinko, Steve Miller, Bruce Hornsby, Chuck Bergeron, Gary Campbell and many others. 3pm. $40/ $35 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
SONGS OF THE GAELS HARP. Concert with James Ruff 2 - 3:30pm. $20. 450 King George Road.
HOLIDAY GREENHOUSE TOUR. Come experience the pleasure of our greenhouses – filled with unusual blossoms and exotic scents. Join us for an informative lecture-tour of our collection of herbs from around the world. This is a wonderful way to learn about the rare and unusual, as well as familiar herbs. Reservations are required. 11am and 2 pm. Free, reservations are required.. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
JINGLE ON MAIN. Join us once again for a wonderful small-town tradition, featuring vendors, music, kids crafts, food and, of course, Santa in his own Winter Wonderland. Official Blairstown tree lighting! 12 - 5pm. Main Street.
HOLIDAY SWAG WORKSHOP. Colonial Park Gardens' creative staff will guide you while you work with materials such as fresh pine, fir, boxwood, cedar, and arborvitaes. 10 - 11:30am. $35, pre-reg by 11/19. 355 Milltown Road.
COLONIAL CHRISTMAS. Museum tours, holiday shopping with boutique merchants and artisans, festive music, period decorations, reenactors, Santa visits. 10am - 4pm. Vanderveer House, 3055 River Road, River Road Park.
ANIMAL TRACKING. Explore our natural areas for tracks, trails, scat, territory marks, chew marks, and other signs animals leave as they travel through the fields and forests of the Poconos. 10am - 12pm. $5. 538 Emery Road.
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS. Everyone's favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all-new touring production live on stage. 1pm. $56. 100 South Street.
CHRISTMAS EVERGREEN WREATH. Create your own fresh evergreen 16 wreath using various types of pine and holly.Reservations required. 7 - 9pm. $39. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
ASBURY MILL DINNER. Celebrate the Asbury Mill restoration progress at a fundraiser dinner. 6 - 9pm. $75. Hawk Pointe Golf Club, 4 Clubhouse Drive.
PETER KARP AND THE ROADSHOW. 8pm. $25 – $30. 30 Main Street.
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING. Main Street.
HOLLY DAY. Six local historic Morris County sites will be decorated for the holidays and there will be special events and surprises at each one. Purchase one ticket which is good all day at the six sites. Holly Day is a long-time, well loved tradition 10 - 4pm. $30 online, $35 at event. Children 12 and under, free.
A JOYFUL CHRISTMAS. Word-renowned violinist Eileen Ivers and her band joyfully perform a program of American and Irish songs, original tunes and holiday favorites. 8pm. $25 & $35. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE. Holiday shopping, live music, light refreshments, and a fun kids’ craft. One day only 10am - 4pm. free-$10. 2352 Route 10 West.
CHRISTMAS EVERGREEN WREATH. Create your own fresh evergreen 16 wreath using various types of pine and holly.Reservations required. 10am - 2pm. $39. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
PRINCETON BATTLEFIELD SOCIETY EDUCATION FORUM: SOLDIERS AND CIVILIANS IN PRINCETON WINTER 1776 TO 1777. Four noted historians discuss ten crucial days during the winter of 1776 to 1777. 1:30 - 5pm. 55 Stockton Street.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE BENEFIT FUNDRAISER. Get in the holiday spirit shopping, enjoying music, and exploring three historic buildings at Lusscroft Farm - the Turner Mansion, the "Christmas Cottage" Manager's Home, and the Carriage House/Garage. All three buildings will be festively decorated and filled with interesting vendors, live music and special performances, history displays, food, the Lusscroft Gift Shop, a bake sale, the Gingerbread Contest Display, and more! Horse drawn carriage rides add to the festivities. A schedule of performances will be posted at lusscroftfarm.org. Proceeds are for ongoing restoration efforts at this historic farm. Presented by the Heritage and Agriculture Association in cooperation with the NJ DEP/Division of Parks and Forestry. Sat., 10am-4pm, Sun., 10am-3pm $5, under 17 Free. Lusscroft Farm, 50 Neilson Road.
GODSPELL. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. 114 Greenwich St..
WALPACK CHRISTMAS. Enjoy a Walpack Christmas at the Rosenkrans Museum and the Walpack Methodist Episcopal Church in the historic village of Walpack Center on December 2 and 3 and December 9 and 10 from 1pm to 4 pm. Both buildings will be decorated for the holidays and staffed with volunteers from the Walpack Historical Society. Come and experience Christmas traditions and exhibits from a late nineteenth-century rural farming community. 10 - 5. Old Mine Road.
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE. 1 - 5pm. $20. 450 King George Road.
DUTCH CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE. Open hearth cooking, colonial musicians and Sinterklass. 1 - 4pm. Free, donations welcome. Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road.
FATHER CHRISTMAS AT THE FARMSTEAD. Children of all ages can visit with Father Christmas by the fire in the summer kitchen. 5 - 7pm. Free. Van Nest-Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead, 3026 Belvidere Road (Rt. 519).
COLONIAL CHRISTMAS TEA WITH ANNIS BOUDINOT STOCKTON. A private visit to the Festival of Trees and newly reimagined first floor galleries is followed by costumed reenactor Alisa Dupuy’s portrayal of Annis Boudinot Stockton’s Christmas stories, poetry, and more! 2 - 4pm. 55 Stockton Street.
CONIFERS AT CHRISTMAS. Take a walk through our gardens to discover how many different evergreens grow here at the Arboretum. Conifers are an ancient & diverse group of trees, but are all conifers evergreens? 12:30pm - 1:30pm. $3. Echo Hill, 42 Lilac Drive.
THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER. Moscow Ballet’s spectacular scenic design, gorgeous costumes and the exquisite artistry of 40 top Russian dances have made The Great Russian Nutcracker an American holiday tradition not to be missed. 4 & 8pm. $40 & %40. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
CANDLELIGHT TOURS. Explore early 20th century holiday traditions and Gustav Stickley's own ideas about the season on special after-hours guided Candlelight Tours of the decorated Log House. 5:30 - 7pm. $5 Member; $12 Non-Member. 2352 Route 10 West.
HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE. Using holly and various types of fresh greens, create a delightful centerpiece for your holiday table. 10am - 2pm. $39. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
EVERGREEN CHRISTMAS TREE. Create a long-lasting festive tree for your holiday table using fresh boxwood, holly, and assorted winter greens. 1:30 - 3:30pm. $45. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
15TH ANNUAL ALTERNATIVE GIFT FAIR. Purchase gifts that support ten local and international charities. Plus fair trade items: handcrafted clothing, accessories, kitchen, and décor 8:30am. 21 Normandy Heights Rd.
HOUSTON PERSON WITH THE DAVE LEONHARDT TRIO. As eclectic as he is talented, Person has recorded everything from disco and gospel to pop and r&b, in addition to his trademark, soulful hard bop. David Leonhardt is a veteran jazz pianist with over 45 years of professional experience. 3pm. $35/ $30 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY. Music, refreshments and tree lighting at Ramsaysburg Homestead Historic Site. 1 - 3pm. Route 46 and Ramseyburg Road.
GLEN MILLER ORCHESTRA. 3pm. $29 - $44. 234 Spring Street.
GOAT YOGA- TOTES GOATS. Come meet the fun and frisky Joeybagadonuts, Mica, Shay, Coconut, Mini Mocha, Baby Bells, Rasha and Namaste. Registration is followed by an hour of Yoga with a certified instructor, and wraps up with a half hour to ask questions, take pictures and hang with their lovely goat yoga staff. Yoga is Vinyasa, a beginner style that is good for anyone! 6pm. Free.. 150 Snake Den Road.
THE NUTCRACKER. New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.
MUSIC AT MIDVALE: ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC. Showcase your special musical talent in the tradition of music halls and hootanannies of yesteryear. 3 - 5pm. Free.. 150 Snake Den Road.
FIRST NIGHT MORRIS. New Jersey’s biggest and brightest alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts features over eighty performances - representing dance, drama, music and visual arts at venues in and around Morristown. Enjoy live performances, exhibits, activities and demonstrations ranging from popular to classical, homegrown to international. Plus there will be two rounds of fireworks, one at 9:15pm and the other at midnight! 4:45pm - midnight. $20 before December 27.
October 24-November 18 • CHARLEY’S AUNT. Part Oscar Wide, part Fawlty Towers, with a dash of South American spice.
November 9-November 18 • BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR. This memory play is the celebrated story of the World War I flying ace, credited with 72 victories and billed as the top pilot in the British Empire.
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.
Through November • WEEKLY BIKE RIDES.
Tuesdays: beginner 10 miles on the Paulins Kill Valley Trail, 6:30pm;
Saturdays: intermediate 20 miles on the Paulins Kill Valley Trail, 8am
Saturdays: 15 mile road ride, 9am
Sundays: 35 mile road ride with drops at 1 hour intervals. 9am.
All rides begin and end at 4 Track, bike rentals are available!
Saturdays • NATURE WALKS. Hike the Paulins Kill Valley Trail. Hike different sections with various themes. Hikes leave from Kittatinny SP, Warbasse Jct., or Footbridge Park in Blairstown. Free.
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.
November 1-November 30 • FEATURED ART OF THE MONTH. Jane Voorhees, jewelry. Vicki Diamond, fiber.
Jane Voorhees: Long ago Jane discovered the iconic power of fantasy sculptural jewelry. Her work is cast and fabricated in sterling silver and color golds. She uses pearls and precious gems. A sense of whimsy and attention to detail is a signature of her style. Jane is a longtime resident of Blairstown, NJ. You can email Jane at: firstname.lastname@example.org Vicki Diamond: “My work has been exhibited in various galleries and shows, including a solo sculpture show at the Paterson Museum in New Jersey and a group show at the Instituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice, Italy. With a Masters in teaching English and a Doctorate in Arts and Letters, I’ve worked as a teacher and editor, but am largely self-taught when it comes to art. I conduct workshops of various kinds, including felting, at my home in Fredon, where I live with my husband, cats, alpacas, angora goats, chickens, and llama. You can contact me at email@example.com and view more of my work at: www.vickidiamond..com”
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. There is no 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.