TOUR OF SOMERVILLE CYCLING SERIES. The annual three-day Tour of Somerville Cycling Series culminates every Memorial Day with the fifty-mile Kugler-Anderson race, named in honor of its first winners, Furman Kugler of Somerville (1940, 1941) and Carl Anderson of Clifton (1942). Both men lost their lives during World War II. Furman’s father, Fred “Pop” Kugler, whose strength and skill in his era as a cycling champion were the foundation of the enterprises that informed the rest of his career, advanced the sport of competitive cycling by coaching succeeding generations of cyclists and developing racing bikes. Begun under his direction, the Tour of Somerville has consistently drawn the best racing cyclists in America to the roadways of Somerset County. Today, the event organizer and beneficiary is Middle Earth, a non-profit agency that helps middle and high school children become responsible and productive community members. Known as the "Kentucky Derby of Cycling." The Tour is the oldest major bicycle race in the United States and a legend in the lore of bicycle racing. Free admission. Main Street.
SPRING FLING. NPS rangers and park volunteers will provide tours of the general store, Hill House, Trauger House, Depue Cabin, and other historic buildings. Volunteer craftspeople will present demonstrations of spinning, weaving, woodworking and blacksmithing. Nineteenth century games and activities for children will also be available. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a relaxing and fun day. 10 - 4. 12 mi north of Rt 80 at Old Mine Road and Rt 602.
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).
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.
MEMORIAL PICNIC BY THE RIVER. Music, tours, BYO picnic at the Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead along the Delaware River. Ramsaysburg Rd, and Rt 46.
FAMILY ADVENTURE GETAWAY. Kids stay and eat for FREE! Crafts, games, swimming & more. Lodging and meals included. $203. 50 Camp Rd.
NATIVE PLANT SALE. Turn your backyard into a haven for wildlife. 9am - 4pm. 11 Hardscrabble Road .
ART IN PROGRESS. Artists from the gallery demonstrate their work. We asked our artists to make something special for this event. Our theme is “green”: relating to nature, the environment, and the reuse and recycling of found objects. We can’t wait to see what they come up with! Stop by and watch! 12 - 4pm. 23 Main Street.
A TASTING EXPERIENCE. Wine, whiskey, beer & food festival. 7 - 10pm. $35. 159 Liberty Street.
SPRING OPEN HOUSE. Enjoy a day of free informative lectures, herb & perennial presentations, as well as tours of our spectacular gardens. Our largest selection of herb plants will be available on this day. Homemade refreshments can be enjoyed by all. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch. 9am - 5pm. Free admission and parking.. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
Lectures for the day begin at 9:00 with Growing and Using Culinary Herbs, then Perennials of Distinction at 10:00 and Shade Perennials at 2:30.
At 10:30 and 3:30 Garden Tours on the history and uses of both exotic and familiar herbs will be led by Cyrus Hyde - noted lecturer and collector, and his grandson - Patrick McDuffee.
At 11:30 and 12:45 join Jay Chai, owner of the Pandan Room and Topo, as he presents easy culinary tips for exotic flavors. Thai, Indonesian and Vietnamese dishes featuring herbs and spices from our farm will be covered. These dishes will also be available for purchase from 11 to 2. Come experience unusual herbs to enhance your cuisine and expand your palate.
At 11:00 Lorette Cheswick, skilled Apiarist, will talk about how to attract honey bees to your garden, the joys of beekeeping and honey extraction. Come sample our delicious and organic spring nectar flow.
At 12:00 step into the world of Mycology, with Olga Tzogas of Smugtown Mushrooms. Come explore the roles mushrooms and fungi play in our lives, the forest and our food systems. Learn basic concepts of mushroom biology and ecology, as well as methods for growing and incorporating mushrooms into your own kitchen and garden.
At 1:00 join Kerry Adams, a practicing herbalist of 43 years, for a lecture on backyard plants with useful medicinal properties. These wonderful weeds aid healing and prevent illness. Join us to learn simple ways of keeping yourself and your family healthy.
SPRING WINE & MUSIC FESTIVAL. 12 - 5pm. 9 Rocktown Road.
CRAWFISH FESTIVAL. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..
SPRING CRAFT SHOW. A wide variety of handmade items including traditional & country crafts. 10am - 5pm. $4. Routes 206 & 24/513.
ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE AND FISHERMAN’S FLEA MARKET. Activities include kids trout fishing, shotgun and archery ranges, crafts and other kids activities, wildlife artists and conservation groups, a fishing flea market and more! 10am - 4pm. Free. 605 Pequest Rd..
BRITISH CAR DAY. Classic British cars showcased on the Museum's historic grounds. 10am - 3pm. $9/ $7 seniors/ $5 ages 6-12. Red Mill, 56 Main St..
MOTHS: THE SILENT MAJORITY. With over 2,000 species of moths in New Jersey, one can be kept pretty entertained during sleepless nights attracting, keying, and trying to get a peek into the secret lives of this silent majority! Join us in appreciating the beauty and splendor of moths. 8:30 - 10pm. $25/ $20. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.
BRAND X. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
GROOVE IN THE GROVE SONGWRITER FESTIVAL. Bringing the best regional songwriters to Northwest New Jersey during an afternoon full of original music in a shaded, park-like setting with on-site playground, plenty of parking and interesting vendors. Festival food & adult beverages available for purchase. 1 - 9pm. Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Road.
ROSE DAY FESTIVAL. The Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden displays thousands of many varieties, both modern and of historic significance. Visitors are invited to stroll through the gardens, enjoying music and live entertainment, meeting local artisans, and indulging in some great food! Roses plants will also be for sale. 11am - 5pm. Free, suggested donation. Mettlers Road.
SPRING CONCERT. Brahms, Holst, Haydn, Korsakov, Adam Free. First Presbyterian Church, 298 Main Street.
LAFAYETTE DAY. Downtown businesses and organizations will host outdoor vendors of antique and vintage goods and other exhibits and activities, including an auto and truck show. The “Miss Lafayette Contest” will be held at the historic Mabee House. Family educational and recreational activities will be provided at the municipal fields, and a sold-out flea market will be hosted by the Lafayette Fire Department. All this will be accompanied by food and live music. Many interesting properties in Lafayette’s historic business district have been adapted for specialty retail use, including The Lafayette Mill Antiques Center, an old mill that houses 50 antiques dealers. Party like it’s 1870! Rt. 15 and Morris Farm Rd. .
PARKFEST. Jazz in the Park lawn concert, author’s alley, local history displays, art show, classic cars, food vendors and more. Breadlock Park, 2627 Rt. 57.
CONCERT AND COFFEE IN THE PARK. Top rate entertainment from guitarist, singer/songwriter Brandon Broderick and the Firth Youth Center Twirlers. Food, vendors, refreshments available, bring lawn chairs/blankets. Fundraiser for special needs students. 3:30 - 7pm. Ticket (donation) $15 until June 9, $20 door. Washington Park and Pool, Broad Street.
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.
FAIRVIEW TRAIL RUN 5K. Course goes through our beautiful 660 acre property and is open to runners of all ages. We will have chip timing, refreshments and great prizes. 1 - 5pm. $25. 1035 Fairview Lake Road.
SCRABBLE SCRIMMAGE AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL. Benefits Literacy NJ programs. that trains volunteers to tutor adults in basic literacy and English-as-a-second-language. 2 - 2pm. $20 Advance Registration. 15 Sparta Avenue.
BASIC LAWN CARE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP. Must pre-register by 6/5 space is limited, refreshments will be served. 10:30am - 12pm. $10. Catherine Dickson Hoffman Library 4 Lambert Road.
NEW JERSEY TINY HOUSE FESTIVAL. All modalities of tiny living, whether they are professional-built tiny homes, private-owned tiny houses, DIY structures, tree houses, skoolies (converted school buses), yurts, campers, or any other tiny structure someone calls home. $20. 37 Plains Rd..
PLEIN AIR PAINTING. Bring your easel, paints, camera, lawn chair and other materials for a plein-air fest! The views along the Delaware River are spectacular as well as intimate woods scenesand of course the old restored Ramsaysburg homestead buildings. Bring a pot luck dish and a drink of your choice to share with others. Ramsaysburg Rd, and Rt 46.
BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
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.
FATHER’S DAY BBQ . Pulled pork, pork ribs, and chicken with baked beans, coleslaw, baked potato’s, salad, bread and dessert. Live music, games and fun for the whole family. 12 - 4pm. 783 County Road 519.
ROTARY CIRCUS. Fireman's Field, 750 State Route 15 South.
FOOD PRESERVATION WORKSHOP. Must pre-register by 6/18 space is limited, refreshments will be served, door prizes! 10:30am - 12pm. $10. Catherine Dickson Hoffman Library 4 Lambert Road.
CONCERT IN THE BARN. Simply Brass, quintet plays jazz, pop, novelty. 6pm. Donation suggested. Ramseyburg Rd, and Rt 46.
POHATCONG GARDEN TOUR. $25 / $55 winery train.
OLD FASHIONED INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION. Celebrate independence in a re-created 19th century agricultural support village. The event includes hands-on activities, craft demonstrations, and a watermelon eating contest. 10am. Old Mine Road & Cty Route 602.
ANNUAL ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT SHOW. Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club, North Bertrand Road and Willow Street.
RICKY SKAGGS & KENTUCKY THUNDER. 8pm. 234 Spring 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. There will be live music and food service available. Be among the first to see the recently discovered Morris Canal boat, the only known survivor! 10am - 4pm. Free. Waterloo Village.
CAR AND TRUCK SHOW. Vehicles of all types dating back as far as the 1920s. A host of vendors will participate in the Green Fair, which will also include special activities and demonstrations. Washington Ave.
ROCK, RIBS & RIDGES FESTIVAL. Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road.
AGRO-INDUSTRY DAY. Red Mill, 56 Main St..
GIRALDA MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL. Music performed by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, an art show and sale, a picnic contest with fabulous prizes, kids’ activities, an antique ice cream truck and the relaxed atmosphere of the beautiful lawns of the former Dodge estate $20/ $5 children. Giralda Farms.
CREATING A BCAS CERTIFIED WILDLIFE GARDEN. Learn what you'll need to create a healthy backyard wildlife habitat using native plants and other key components. You will also learn about the new BCAS Certified Wildlife Garden program and how to get your yard certified. Weis Center, 150 Snake Den Road .
SPARTA MUD RUN. Get muddy. Run hard. Climb obstacles. Have fun. Awards for top finishers 3:30 - 6pm. $25. Rt 15 & 385 Houses Corner Rd.
BRIAN CONWAY. Irish Fiddle Music 12:30 - 1:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.
HAPPY TRAUM. Living legend finger-style guitarist and 60s Greenwich Village folk singer. 8pm. $10. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd..
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. 8 - 11pm. $9 adults; children 12 and under free.
May 1 - 31 • MANSION IN MAY DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE AND GARDENS. This year’s annual designer showcase at the Alnwick Hall – The Abbey will establish the Center for Nursing Innovation and Research at Morristown Medical Center. Since its inception in 1974, this signature fundraiser has raised over $10 million for worthwhile causes at Morristown Medical Center.$30/ $25 senior and advance sales.
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.
Saturdays • PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT UACNJ OBSERVATORY. Astronomy presentations followed by observing sessions, weather permitting.
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.
Ongoing • TOURS OF WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS AT THE FORD MANSION.
Headquarters Museum includes includes three exhibit galleries, a 30-minute introductory video, tours of the furnished house will be made available at 10 and 11am and at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm. Adults (Age 16 and up): $7, Children: Free
Please note that the grounds of the entire park will remain open seven days per week along with the restroom facilities at the Jockey Hollow area, per park hours listed at www.nps.gov/morr.