Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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Thursday, 27; Augusta

ARTISANS FAIRE. Professional artisans featuring artwork, photography, pottery, sculpture, floral & fiber arts. Music & light refreshments. Benefits the Richards Building Renovation Project 5 - 9pm. 37 Plains Rd..

Sussex County Fairgrounds,; 973/383-9713

Friday, 28; Mount Tabor


At The Tabernacle Concert Series;

Saturday, 29; Branchburg

FLEA MARKET. Refreshments for sale. Free parking. 10am - 2pm. Branchburg Central Middle School, 220 Baird Rd.

Branchburg Woman’s Club; 908/866-1824

Saturday, 29; Harmony

HOFF-VANNATTA OPEN HOUSE. Tours of restored farmstead that dates from the late 18th and 19t centuries, riber arts and craft demonstrations, open hearth cooking, war re-enactors, hit-and-miss engines. 10am - 4pm. Free. 3026 Belvidere Road (Rt. 519).

Harmony Historic Commission; 908/454-7470

Saturday, 29; New Brunswick

NEW JERSEY FOLK FESTIVAL. Turkish Traditions! Live music and dance performances, an astounding array of crafts and food vendors as well as children's activities and heritage demonstrations. Free. Eagleton Institute (Woodlawn), at the corner of George Street and Ryders Lane.

Rutgers University; 848/932-5775

Saturday, 29; North Branch

TAYLOR, CHAPIN & EVA. Together, the exceptional artistry of these renowned musicians create an unparalleled musical dynamic and unique new sound. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 29; Washington

ARTS, SWEETS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL. 10am - 5pm. Washington Ave.

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

Saturday, 29-30; Asbury

NATIVE PLANT SALE. Native plants can eliminate the need for pesticides and the need less water to survive. 9am - 2pm. River Resource Center, 10 Maple Ave..

Musconectong Watershed Association; 908/537-7060

Saturday, 29-30; Franklin

NJ Earth Science Association; 973/827-3481

Saturday, 29-30; Lambertville

SHAD FESTIVAL. Artists, crafters, shad hauling demonstrations, guide walking tours, entertainment, and a shad dinner. 12:30 - 5:30pm. Bridge and Union Streets.

Lambertville Chamber of Commerce; 609/397-0055

Sunday, 30; Allamuchy

ALLAMUCHY CRAFTERS AND ARTISAN FAIR. Local artists and crafters will be selling their work to the public. 10am - 4pm. $5, under 12 free. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).

Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894

Sunday, 30; Basking Ridge

PROJECT E.A.R.T.H. - SWAMP SEARCH!. Scavenger hunt teaches about the importance of the Great Swamp as an ecological and recreational resource. Enjoy environmental activities and games for children of all ages. 12 - 4:30pm. 190 Lord Stirling Road.

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

Sunday, 30; Chester

JAPA MEDITATION CLASSES. Learn how to use mala beads for Japa Mediation, as well as experience Pranayama (correct breathing) which complements this practice. 4:15 - 5:15pm. Free. 57 Main Street.

School of Royal Yoga; 908/879-9648

Sunday, 30; Mendham

HEALING BALM. Choosing from a variety of herbs, create a small pot of healing salve to take home. 2 - 4pm. $25. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.

Schiff Nature Preserve; 973/543-6004


Tuesday, 2; Far Hills

GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP. Alternative approaches to landscape and flower photography. 9 - 11:30am. $35. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

Thursday, 4; Morristown

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA. Wynton Marsalis and fifteen of today’s finest jazz soloists and ensemble players 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Friday, 5; Allamuchy

CINCO DE MAYO COMEDY SHOW. Enjoy chips and salsa and a cash bar while you laugh out loud with the talented entertainers. 7pm. $25. 1686 Route 517.

Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894

Friday, 5-7; Blairstown

INTRODUCTION TO BACKPACKING. This hands-on skill development course will prepare you for an overnight trek. Meals included. $156. 50 Camp Rd.

Mohican Outdoor Center; 908/362-5670

Friday, 5-7; Hackettstown

ANNUAL SPRING FESTIVAL. Amusements, entertainment, food and games, business show. 12 - 10pm. Free!. Hatchery Hill Field/Centenary University, Reece and 5th Avenue.

Hackettstown BID; 908/835-9200

Saturday, 6; Clinton

DAY AT THE RACES. Kentucky Derby Party benefits the Red Mill. Red Mill, 56 Main St..

Red Mill Museum Village; 908/735-4101

Saturday, 6; Newton

10,000 MANIACS. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Saturday, 6; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 6; Statewide

NJ Audubon Society; 908/766-5787

Saturday, 6; Stockton

NEWMAN & OLTMAN GUITAR DUO. Edward, Virginia, and Diana Brewer (harpsichord, oboe, soprano) Raman Ramakrishnan, cello Soclair on the Delware: A Tribute to the Artistry of the Soclair Music Festival 7:30pm - 9:30. Advance $21. Prallsville Mills, 22 Risler Street (Route 29).

Raritan River Music Festival; 908/213-1100

Saturday, 6-7; Morristown

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum; 973/326-7601

Saturday, 6-7; North Branch

BEND BEND. Using shadow and projection, theatre artist Kimi Maeda retells the story of her father and Noguchi, both of whom were incarcerated in a camp in Poston, Arizona. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 6-7; Ringwood

Skylands Botanical Gardens; 973/962-9534

Sunday, 7; Belvidere

FOOD TRUCK EVENT. All you can eat from four of best food trucks in New Jersey. Wine tasting and wine by the glass and bottle will be available. Reservations are required! 1 - 4pm. 783 County Road 519.

Four Sisters Winery; 908/475-3671

Sunday, 7; Franklin

Franklin Mineral Museum; 973/827-3481

Sunday, 7; Layton

Peters Valley Crafts Center; 973/948-5200

Sunday, 7; Stanton

EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ICE CREAM MAKING. Documented flavors of the 18th century will be reproduced using original recipes. 1 - 4pm. Free, donations welcome. Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road.

Readington Museums; 908/236-2327

Monday, 8; Belvidere

TURF INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT. Learn all of the science on how to care for your lawn in a sustainable way and save money on lawn care supplies and chemicals 10 - 11:30am. $10. County Admin Building, 165 CR 519 South.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension; 908/475-6507

Thursday, 11; Newton

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Thursday, 11; West Milford

FISH N CHIP DINNER. Fire company benefit. 5 - 7pm. 666 Macopin Rd.

Apshawa Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary; 201/306-1170

Friday, 12; Morristown

GUGU DRUM GROUP FROM SHANGHAI. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Saturday, 13; Hopatcong

LAKE HOPATCONG BLOCK PARTY. Visit the museum or the many vendors who will be at the park, including great food, boats, and demonstrations. 10am - 5pm. Hopatcong State Park, 260 Lakeside Blvd.

Lake Hopatcong Foundation; 973/663-2500

Saturday, 13; Pohatcong

SPRING OPEN GREENHOUSE. Visit our native plant nursery and farm in the height of spring planting season. Join us for a behind-the-scenes nursery and farm tour. 10am - 4pm. Register for directions:

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

Saturday, 13; Newton

TIMOTHY B SCHMIT. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Saturday, 13; Stanton

ADAM TULLY TRIO. 100 Years of Tango: New Tango Sounds Direct from Buenos Aires 7:30pm - 9:30. $21 (adv). Stanton Reformed Church, 1 Stanton Mountain Road (at Route 629).

Raritan River Music Festival; 908/213-1100

Sunday, 14; Belvidere

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH. Under the tents with live music. 12 - 4pm. 783 County Road 519.

Four Sisters Winery; 908/475-3671

Saturday, 20; Andover

HUDSON FARM SPRING CHARITY HIKE. Hike trails at Hudson Farm to benefit Hopatcong's local serivce organizations. 270 Stanhope-Sparta Rd.

Hudson Farm Club; 973/398-4330

Saturday, 20; Blairstown

JAMES MADDOCK. 8pm. $25 - $30. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

Saturday, 20; Clinton

ABENDMUSIK. Music for Baroque Violins and Violas da Gamba) Coprarioâ s Music: Ensembles from the Time after Queen Elizabeth I 7:30pm - 9:30. $21 (adv). Clinton Presbyterian Church, 91 Center Street.

Raritan River Music Festival; 908/213-1100

Saturday, 20; Washington

SCI-FI FANTASY DAY. Fans of science fiction, fantasy, anime and manga gather to participate in games, contests, shop and to meet experts, famous personalities, and each other. Washington Ave.

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

Saturday, 20-21; Allamuchy

BOURBON STREET BLUES FEST. Kenny Wayne Shepard, Robert Cray, Bernard Allison, Mike Zito and a host of other fine blues artists bring two days of great music $45/ $80 2 day. Waterloo Concert Field, Alllamuch State Park.

Bourbon Street Blues Fest; 973/928-7091

Saturday, 20-21; Wantage

Lusscroft Farm; 862/268-1557

Sunday, 21; Harmony

WARREN COUNTY PRESERVATION DAY. Explore the Van Nest Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead and learn about similar sites and programs in Warren County. 10am - 4pm. Free. 3026 Belvidere Road (Rt. 519).

Warren County Dept. Land Preservation; 908/453-2650

Sunday, 21; Newton

OAK RIDGE BOYS. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Monday, 22; Somerset


Tuesday, 23; Far Hills

CREATING A BUTTERFLY GARDEN. Plan a butterfly paradise that will attract Monarch butterflies that will only lay eggs on milkweed and black swallowtails that prefer plants in the carrot family. 9 - 11:30am. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

Wednesday, 24; Blairstown

SHANNON MCNALLY. 8pm. $25 - $30. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

Wednesday, 24; Bloomsbury

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

Friday, 26-29; Somerville

Tour of Somerville; 908/725-7223 x13

Saturday, 27; Millbrook Village

Millbrook Village Society/National Park Service; 908/496-4458

Saturday, 27; Stewartsville

BEETHOVEN BANQUET. Thomas Sauer, piano Grace Park, violin Karen Ouzounian, cello 7:30pm - 9:30. $21 (adv). Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church 17 Greenwich Church Road (at Route 173).

Raritan River Music Festival; 908/213-1100

Saturday, 27-28; East Stroudsburg

SHAWNEE CELTIC FESTIVAL. Non-stop Celtic music, working sheep dogs, Irish step dancers, and a variety of Celtic craft and food vendors. 11am - 5pm. $12-15. 401 Hollow Road.

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

Monday, 29; Columbia

MEMORIAL PICNIC BY THE RIVER. Music, tours, BYO picnic at the Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead along the Delaware River. Ramsaysburg Rd, and Rt 46.

Knowlton Twp Historic Commission; 908/475-5352

Upcoming Events...

Ongoing Theater and Concerts

Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown

Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Center. ; 908/979-0900

Morris Museum Bickford Theater, Morristown

April 20-May 7 • CLEVER LITTLE LIES. When Alice notices her beloved husband Bill has returned home on edge after a tennis match with their son, she grows suspicious and springs into action.

6 Normandy Heights Rd.. ; 973/971-3706

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

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

Weekends • 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.

605 Pequest Rd.; 908/637-4125

Ongoing Tours and Exhibits

Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown

30 Washington Place; 973/539-2016 x210

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