Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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Alnwick Hall - The Abbey, one of the last great estates stands bold and regal along the majestic stretch of Madison Avenue between Morristown and Madison, known as “Millionaire’s Row", is the site of Mansion in May.


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


Friday, 2-4; Blairstown

FAMILY ADVENTURE GETAWAY. Kids stay and eat for FREE! Crafts, games, swimming & more. Lodging and meals included. $203. 50 Camp Rd.

Mohican Outdoor Center; 908/362-5670

Saturday, 3; Bernardsville

NATIVE PLANT SALE. Turn your backyard into a haven for wildlife. 9am - 4pm. 11 Hardscrabble Road .

Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary; 908/396-7409

Saturday, 3; Blairstown

Gallery 23; 908/362-6865

Saturday, 3; Hackettstown

A TASTING EXPERIENCE. Wine, whiskey, beer & food festival. 7 - 10pm. $35. 159 Liberty Street.

Church of the Assumption; 908/852-3320

Saturday, 3; Port Murray

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.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 3; Ringoes

SPRING WINE & MUSIC FESTIVAL. 12 - 5pm. 9 Rocktown Road.

Unionville Vineyards; 908/788-0400

Saturday, 3-4; Augusta

CRAWFISH FESTIVAL. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..

MVA Productions; 973/948-5500

Saturday, 3-4; Chester

SPRING CRAFT SHOW. A wide variety of handmade items including traditional & country crafts. 10am - 5pm. $4. Routes 206 & 24/513.

Chester Business Association; 908/223-2665

Saturday, 3-4; Oxford

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..

Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center ; 908/637-4125

Sunday, 4; Clinton

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..

Red Mill Museum Village; 908/735-4101

Thursday, 8; Mendham

Schiff Nature Preserve; 973/543-6004

Friday, 9; Newton

BRAND X. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Saturday, 10; Budd Lake

Skylands Songwriter's Guild;

Saturday, 10; Franklin Township

Colonial Park; 732/873-2459

Saturday, 10; Hackettstown

SPRING CONCERT. Brahms, Holst, Haydn, Korsakov, Adam Free. First Presbyterian Church, 298 Main Street.

Stone Soup Symphony;

Saturday, 10; Lafayette

Lafayette Mill Antiques Center; 973/383-6057

Saturday, 10; Stewartsville

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.

Warren County Parks Foundation; 908/475-6539

Saturday, 10; Washington

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.

Lavender Hills Education; 973/335-7080

Sunday, 11; 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, 11; Newton

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.

Fairview Lake Camp & Conference Center; 973/383-9282

Sunday, 11; Sparta

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.

Institute for Spiritual Development; 973/300-9444

Monday, 12; Blairstown

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.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension; 908/475-6507

Friday, 16; Augusta

Sussex County Fairgrounds,; 973/383-9713

Saturday, 17; Columbia

Knowlton Twp Historic Commission; 908/475-5352

Saturday, 17; Newton

BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Saturday, 17-23; Delaware River

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.

Delaware River Sojourn; 646/205-2724

Sunday, 18; Belvidere

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.

Four Sisters Winery; 908/475-3671

Thursday, 22;

ROTARY CIRCUS. Fireman's Field, 750 State Route 15 South.

Rotary Club of Jefferson/Sparta; 973/202-8726

Friday, 23; Blairstown

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.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension; 908/475-6507

Saturday, 24; Columbia

CONCERT IN THE BARN. Simply Brass, quintet plays jazz, pop, novelty. 6pm. Donation suggested. Ramseyburg Rd, and Rt 46.

Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead; 908/475-5352

Saturday, 24; Finesville

POHATCONG GARDEN TOUR. $25 / $55 winery train.

Pohatcong Township Historic Preservation Commission; 908/387-1493

Saturday, 24; Millbrook Village

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.

Millbrook Village Society/National Park Service ; 570/426-2430

Saturday, 24; Mount Arlington

ANNUAL ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT SHOW. Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club, North Bertrand Road and Willow Street.

Lake Hopatcong Antique and Classic Boat Society;

Saturday, 24; Newton

RICKY SKAGGS & KENTUCKY THUNDER. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Saturday, 24; Stanhope

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

Saturday, 24; Washington

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.

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

Saturday, 24-25; Augusta

ROCK, RIBS & RIDGES FESTIVAL. Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road.

Rock, Ribs and Ridges; 973/882-8240

Sunday, 25; Clinton

AGRO-INDUSTRY DAY. Red Mill, 56 Main St..

Red Mill Museum Village; 908/735-4101

Sunday, 25; Madison

Morris Arts; 973/285-5115

Sunday, 25; Ringwood

Highlands Nature Friends; 973/835-2160

Sunday, 25; Sparta

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.

Sparta Evangelical Free Church; 973/300-1717

Tuesday, 27; Morristown

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

Music Without Borders; 973/285-5115

Friday, 30; Morristown

HAPPY TRAUM. Living legend finger-style guitarist and 60s Greenwich Village folk singer. 8pm. $10. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd..

The Folk Project; 973/335-9489

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. 8 - 11pm. $9 adults; children 12 and under free.

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

Ongoing Programs and Events

Women's Association of Morristown Medical Center, Morris Township

; 973/971-8800

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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