Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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June

Tuesday, 27; Morristown

BRIAN CONWAY. Irish Fiddle Music 12:30 - 1:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.

Music Without Borders; 973/285-5115

Thursday, 29; Readington Township

HUNTERDON SYMPHONY. The Symphony teams up with members of School of Rock Lehigh Valley to bring you SYMPHONIC ROCK! Music of The Moody Blues, The Who, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, and More! 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

Friday, 30; Morristown

HAPPY TRAUM. Living legend finger-style guitarist and 60s Greenwich Village folk singer. 7:30pm. $10. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd..

The Folk Project; 973/335-9489

Friday, 30; Ringwood

THE GUTHRIE BROTHERS. 6:30pm. $5. Skylands Botanical Gardens, 20 Morris Rd..

NJBG Summer Concerts; 973/962-9534

Friday, 30; Stanton

Readington Museums; 908/236-2327

July

Saturday, 1; Mendham

STAR GAZING. Bring a picnic blanket and a late night snack to enjoy a quiet summer evening with Joe Molnar from the Morris Museum Astronomical Society 10am - 11am. $12 preregister. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.

Schiff Nature Preserve; 973/543-6004

Saturday, 1; Port Murray

WONDERFUL LAVENDER & LUNCH. Enjoy a relaxing and educational day with lavender. Reservations required. 11am - 2pm. $52. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 1-9; Kutztown, PA

Kutztown Folk Festival; 610/683-1537

Sunday, 2; Morristown

REVOLUTIONARY TIMES. The Old Barracks Fife and Drum Corps will perform on the lawn. Celebrating Independence Day, Washington's Headquarters entrance fee is waived through July 4. 1 - 3pm. , Washington's Headquarters30 Washington Place.

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Sunday, 2; Oxford

HAMMER. 6 - 8pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

Monday, 3; East Stroudsburg

SHAWNEE FIREWORKS DISPLAY. Bring your own chair or blankets for great slopeside seating. The fireworks will be at dusk. 7 - 10pm. $10 per car load. 401 Hollow Road.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area; 570/421-7231

Tuesday, 4; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Thursday, 6; Readington Township

JAKE’S ROCKIN COUNTRY BAND. Free. Deer Path Park.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

Thursday, 6; West Milford

SUMMER HIKES: SAFETY TIPS & GREAT LOCAL HIKES. Discover summer's greatest hikes with author-hike leader Don Weise. 6:30. 1470 Union Valley Rd.

West Milford Library; 973/728-2820

Friday, 7; Newton

LEE ROCKER. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Friday, 7; Ringwood

THE DALTON GANG. Jazz, funk, and Latin. 6:30pm. $5. Skylands Botanical Gardens, 20 Morris Rd..

NJBG Summer Concerts; 973/962-9534

Friday, 7; Succasunna

TEQUILA ROSE. 6pm. Free. Investors Bank Theater, 72 Eyland Ave.

Roxbury Arts Alliance; 862/219-1379

Friday, 7-8; Hillsborough

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Saturday, 8; Blairstown

MOONLIGHT PADDLE. Join us for a moonlight paddle on the placid waters of White Lake. A limited number of kayaks will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 8:30 - 11:30pm. Free. White Lake, Rt. 521.

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

Saturday, 8; Chester

FRONT PORCH BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL & PIG ROAST. Kid's Activities, Live Bands, Vendors, Instrument Auctions. Rain or Shine - Join us under the Tent (bring your own blanket or lawn chairs) 10am - 5pm. Routes 206 & 24/513.

Chester Business Association; 908/443-1294

Saturday, 8; Mendham

PARADISE GARDENS FOR POLLINATORS AND WILDLIFE. Master Gardener Speaker Series 10am - 11am. $12 preregister. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.

Schiff Nature Preserve; 973/543-6004

Saturday, 8; Stanhope

WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAY. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

Saturday, 8-9; Newton

Wilbur’s Country Store; 908/362-8833

Sunday, 9; 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, 9; Bridgewater

RADIO NASHVILLE. Top country hits. 7 - 8:30pm. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

Sunday, 9; Morristown

HARMONIUM CHORAL SOCIETY. Harmonium’s select 20-voice Chamber Singers will lift their voices in song in the summer garden 2pm. $10. 45 Macculloch Avenue.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum; 973/538-2404

Sunday, 9; Oxford

BOVINE SOCIAL CLUB. Country Twangrass 6 - 8pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

Sunday, 9; Ringwood

AUDUBON BUTTERFLY WALK. 1pm. Free. 20 Morris Rd..

Skylands Botanical Gardens; 973/962-9534

Sunday, 9; Vernon

WILD WEST THEME DAY. 9am - 3:30pm. 539 Route 94.

Quiet Creek Stables             ; 973/764-7446

Thursday, 13; Hillsborough

EDIBLE & MEDICINAL GARDEN WEEDS. Safe and optimal harvesting for great tasting, nutrient dense wild foods and applicable home remedies. Taught by Rachel Mackow of Wild Ridge Plants. 6:30 - 8pm. $10. 80 Route 206.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Thursday, 13; Readington Township

HUNTERDON HARMONIZERS. Comprised of more than fifty men, the chorus offers a wide variety of music sung in a capella & close 4-part harmony. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

Friday, 14; Basking Ridge

REFUGE RAMBLE — MUSHROOMS. Informal guided walk 2 - 3:30pm. Helen Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd.

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge; 973/425-0215

Friday, 14; Succasunna

THE ATLANTA CAFE BAND . 6pm. Free. Investors Bank Theater, 72 Eyland Ave.

Roxbury Arts Alliance; 862/219-1379

Friday, 14-16; Wantage

CHRISTMAS IN JULY. Free tours of the Van Bunschooten Museum by costumed docents. Open hearth cooking display on Sunday, re-enactors,  bake sale, attic treasures, silent auction, food. Van Bunschooten Museum, 1097 Route 23.

Chinkchewunska Chapter NSDAR; 201/874-1428

Saturday, 15; Chester

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

Saturday, 15; Franklin Township

ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY. Lectures, workshops, plants, music and refreshments. 11am - 3pm. $3 suggested donation. Mettlers Road.

Colonial Park; 732/873-2459

Saturday, 15; Hackettstown

DRIVE - A TRIBUTE TO THE CARS. Lead singer, Mary Beth Cronin, thrills audiences with her transformation to the persona of Ric Ocasek 8pm. $27.50. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company Summer Jamfest; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 15; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 15; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 15; Newton

GARY PUCKETT & THE UNION GAP. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Saturday, 15; Port Murray

SUCCULENT WREATH. Choose an 11 round or square frame then design your own artistic creation. 10am - 12pm. $58. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 15; Sussex

MIKE LAWLOR AND FRIENDS. Concert on the Beach 6pm - 8pm. Free, $5 donation per adult appreciated. High Point State Park, 1480 State Route 23.

Friends of High Point State Park; 973/875-4800

Sunday, 16; Bridgewater

DARLENE LOVE. 7 - 8:30pm. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

Sunday, 16; Milford

MUSIC ON THE FARM/PIG ROAST. Mitchell Cheng Trio. Reserve your roasted pig sandwich in advance, but we will also be making burgers, cheese plates, and serving up some veggies from our garden. 1 - 4pm. 369 Stamets Road.

Bobolink Dairy and Bakeyard; 973/764-4888

Sunday, 16; Oxford

KINDERHOOK. 6 - 8pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

Sunday, 16-17; Morristown

TWINBROOKS KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW. 9am - 4pm. $6/ $4 senior. 161 East Hanover Avenue.

Mennen Sports Arena; 973/327-7651

Thursday, 20; Mendham

INTRODUCTION TO TRACKING AND SIGN. field excursion takes us into the field following both animal and human tracks. 6 - 7:30pm. $25 preregister. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.

Schiff Nature Preserve; 973/543-6004

Thursday, 20; Readington Township

JIM BARONE ELVIS TRIBUTE. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

Friday, 21; Far Hills

SECRET LIFE OF TREES. Learn how to figure out the age of a tree, which trees offer food and shelter to wildlife, and more. 10 - 11:30am. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

Friday, 21; Newton

PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE. 8pm. $32-$47. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Friday, 21; Ringwood

CHRISTINE SPERO GROUP. 6:30pm. $5. Skylands Botanical Gardens, 20 Morris Rd..

NJBG Summer Concerts; 973/962-9534

Friday, 21; Stanton

ART IN FOOD AND FOOD IN ART. Talk on food and drink seen in the seventeenth century Dutch Masters and their relevance to the American kitchen today 7 - 8pm. $5. Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road.

Readington Museums; 908/236-2327

Friday, 21; Succasunna

RAVE ON. 6pm. Free. Investors Bank Theater, 72 Eyland Ave.

Roxbury Arts Alliance; 862/219-1379

Friday, 21-23; Augusta

WINDY HOLLOW HUNT DRESSAGE SHOW. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..

Sussex County Fairgrounds; 973/670-9290

Saturday, 22; Hackettstown

DOO WAH RIDERS. High energy country with a cajun twist. 8pm. $30. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company Summer Jamfest; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 22; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 22; Peapack

POWERFUL POLLINATORS. Following the indoors presentation, we will take a walk to meet some of these beneficial insects in their natural environment. 10am - 12pm. Natirar Park, 2 Main Street.

Raritan Headwaters Association; 908/234-1852

Saturday, 22; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 22; Stanhope

WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAY. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

Saturday, 22; Wantage

ALL THINGS EQUINE AT LUSSCROFT FARM. Fun and educational day for horse lovers. Live demonstrations including driving, quadrille team, reining/western dressage, parade of breeds, vendors, educational presentations by area equine professionals and more! 10am - 5pm. Free. Lusscroft Farm, 50 Neilson Road.

Northwest Jersey Horse Show Assoc; 862/266-5021

Saturday, 22-23; East Stroudsburg

POCONOS' WURST FESTIVAL. With both Polish and German themes, the event will feature 3 stages of music, traditional costumed dance performances, kids area and more. 11am - 5pm. $12-$15. 401 Hollow Road.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area; 570/421-7231

Sunday, 23; Bridgewater

BOY BAND PROJECT. 7 - 8:30pm. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

Sunday, 23; Mendham

MAKE A NATURAL TIE DYE. Create dye vats using natural elements like indigo and marigolds and create tie dye pieces. 10am - 11am. $15 preregister. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.

Schiff Nature Preserve; 973/543-6004

Sunday, 23; Morristown

DOLCE TRIO. Violinist Lynn Siebert, cellist Liz Cabrera and flutist/recorder player Kris Lamb 2pm. $10. 45 Macculloch Avenue.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum; 973/538-2404

Sunday, 23; Oxford

CRAZY HEARTS. Attitudinal Country Music 6pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

Sunday, 23; Ringwood

BIRDING FOR BEGINNERS WALK AND TALK. Bergen County Audubon Society 150 Snake Den Road .

The New Weis Center; 973/835-2160

Wednesday, 26; Byram Twp

SLAID CLEAVES. Now twenty-five years into his storied career, Cleaves' songwriting has never been more potent. 8pm. $20 - $25. 109 Highway 206.

Salt Gastropub; 973/347-7258

Thursday, 27; Readington Township

CAPTAIN JACK BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE. 7 - 9pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

Thursday, 27-29; Pottersville

POTTERSVILLE ANTIQUE SHOW AND COUNTRY DINING. Premier antique shows in a charming village, plus savor delicious lunches, dinners and fantastic homemade desserts served daily. 11am - 8pm. $6. Pottersville Firehouse, 8 Hacklebarney Road.

Potteresville Volunteer Fire Company; 908/439-2544

Friday, 28; Morristown

FÉRABA. West African dance, drumming and tap dancing 12:30 - 1:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.

Music Without Borders; 973/285-5115

Friday, 28; Succasunna

FAB FORWARD. 6pm. Free. Investors Bank Theater, 72 Eyland Ave.

Roxbury Arts Alliance; 862/219-1379

Friday, 28-30; Readington

QUICKCHEK FESTIVAL OF BALLOONING. Hot air balloons, concerts, arts & crafts, fireworks, balloon glow. Solberg Airport, 39 Thor Solberg Road.

New Jersey Festival Of Ballooning; 973/882-5464

Saturday, 29; Blairstown

BUTTERFLY WALK. Explore the amazing profusion of insect life to be found in high summer in the flower-filled meadows of the White Lake Preserve 10am - 12pm. Free. White Lake, Rt. 521.

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

Saturday, 29; Chester

1880'S MUSIC DAY AT MILLTOWN. Enjoy the magical sounds reminiscent of musical events performed in Milltown over a century ago. Join musicians by playing fiddlesticks and animating the limber jacks. 66 Route 24.

Cooper Gristmill; 908/879-5463

Saturday, 29; Columbia

NANCY & SPENCER REED QUARTET. Lively jazz and vocal harmonies. 6pm. Donation suggested.. Ramseyburg Rd, and Rt 46.

Ramsaysburg Concerts in the Barn; 908/475-5352

Saturday, 29; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company Summer Jamfest; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 29; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 29; Port Murray

MUSHROOM CULTIVATION. Learn how to use fungi to build up our soils, reduce erosion, supply us with food and even medicine. 1 - 4:30pm. $52. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 29-5; Harmony

Warren County Farmer’s Fair; 908/859-6563, www.warrencountyfarmersfair.org

Sunday, 30; Bridgewater

BLUES FEST. Bob Lanza Blues Band and the Tyrone Stackhouse Group 5:30 - 8:30pm. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

Sunday, 30; Morristown

ANTIQUES EXPO. 50-plus dealers showing an eclectic mix of antiques. $9. Mennen Sports Arena.

D Turi Antique Shows; 973/464-9793

Sunday, 30; Oxford

LOST RAMBLERS. Bluegrass. 6 - 8pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381


Upcoming Events...


Ongoing Theater and Concerts

The Folk Project, Morristown

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.

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road. ; 973/335-9489

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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