Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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July

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

Lost Canal Boat exhibit at Waterloo.

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

Saturday, 29- August 5; Harmony

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

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

1880S 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. Four decades of jazz collaboration, joined by Matt Vashlishan on woodwinds, and Storm Heter on drums.

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, 29-30; Readington

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

New Jersey Festival Of Ballooning; 973/882-5464

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

August

Thursday, 3; Readington Township

TRAMPS LIKE US. Free. Deer Path Park.

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

Thursday, 3-4; Hillsborough

TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH MONARCH BUTTERFLIES. Two-day workshop combining classroom and field experiences where participants are taught by a team of experienced educators $50. 80 Route 206.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Friday, 4; Ringwood

RAVE ON!. 6:30pm. $5. Skylands Botanical Gardens, 20 Morris Rd..

NJBG Summer Concerts; 973/962-9534

Friday, 4; Succasunna

GEORGE BAIER. 6pm. Free. Investors Bank Theater, 72 Eyland Ave.

Roxbury Arts Alliance; 862/219-1379

Friday, 4-13; Augusta

New Jersey State Fair; 973/948-5500

Saturday, 5; Blairstown

TOUR DE BLAIRSTOWN. Rolling hills, farmland vistas, the Appalachian Ridge, Paulinskill Valley Rail Trail, and a town of proud heritage and robust rural flavor all come together in one tremendous cycling event.

Foodshed Alliance;

Saturday, 5; Chester

PEACH FESTIVAL AND COUNTRY AUCTION. Peach pies, kuchens, cobblers, homemade peach ice cream, and other peach treats. 10am - 4pm. Free. 220 Main St. .

Community Presbyterian Church ; 908/879-5091

Saturday, 5; Columbia

CLAM BAKE. Joining us this year for our clam bake will be Argyle Restaurant, specializing in the highest quality Scottish Fish n' Chips and many other fresh fish specials. 1 - 4pm. $50 pp, wine available by the glass, $5.. 594 State Highway 94.

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

Saturday, 5; Franklin Township

Colonial Park; 732/873-2459

Saturday, 5; Hackettstown

PEACHERINE RAGTIME SOCIETY ORCHESTRA. The ensemble underscores a selection of silent films, including One AM with Charlie Chaplin, Cops with Buster Keaton & Big Business with Laurel and Hardy. 8pm. $27.50. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company Summer Jamfest; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 5; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 5; 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, 5-6; Milford, PA

FESTIVAL OF WOOD. Handmade crafts, arts, programs, children’s activities, educational exhibits, and more!

Grey Towers National Historic Site; 570/296-9630

Sunday, 6; Basking Ridge

HOME ON THE RANGE. One-hour introductory trail ride. Registration is available in the Stable office from July 24 to August 3. 256 South Maple Avenue.

Lord Stirling Stable; 908/766-5955

Sunday, 6; 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 - 11pm. Free. White Lake, Rt. 521.

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

Sunday, 6; Bridgewater

MUSIC AND FOOD TRUCK FEST. Featuring the Duprees 7pm - 8:30. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

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

Sunday, 6; Milford

MUSIC ON THE FARM/PIG ROAST. Some Like It Hot Club. 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, 6; Oxford

STONEHEARTH BLUEGRASS BAND. 5 - 7pm. 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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