Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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In a good year, on the right day, a wide variety of tree species, such as these in Stoke Forest, provides an extraordinary fall foliage bloom.


Friday, 18; Clinton

PUMPKINFEST. Enter your carved/decorated pumpkin into our annual contest and enjoy seasonal festivities in town. 6 - 9pm.

Clinton Guild;

Friday, 18; Morristown

GRUPO NICHE. Colombian salsa kings 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Friday, 18; Mount Tabor

Mount Tabor Historical Society; 973/975-0001

Saturday, 19; Basking Ridge

FALL FESTIVAL. Themed hayrides, pony rides, and other child-friendly activities 5 - 8pm. 256 South Maple Avenue.

Lord Stirling Stable; 908/766-5955

Saturday, 19; Blairstown


Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

Saturday, 19; East Hanover

COMEDY NIGHT AND CAR RAFFLE. 6:30 - 10:30pm. $25. 312 Ridgedale Ave..

St. Rose of Lima Parish; 973/202-2663

Saturday, 19; Far Hills

FAR HILLS RACE MEETING. The 99th running of this prestigious steeplechase horse race benefits numerous organizations. 8. Moorland Farms 50 U.S. 202.

Somerset Medical Center; 908/234-9115

Saturday, 19; Finesville

POHATCONG’S HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR. Explore an eclectic mix of stone and clapboard structures dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Your trip can be self-guided or via the wine train. 10am - 5pm. $25 / $65 winery train. Alba Vineyard, 269 Route 627.

Pohatcong Township Historic Preservation Commission; 908/387-1493

Saturday, 19; Hillsborough

CREATURE FEST 2019. Walk a 1.5-mile loop to discover some of the "spooky" flora and fauna of New Jersey. 5 - 8pm. 80 Route 206.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Saturday, 19; Millbrook

OCTIVITIES. Village buildings will be open with self-guided tours and historic demonstrations, and a variety of seasonal crafts. Free. Millbrook Village, Old Mine Road & Cty Route 602.

Millbrook Village Society/National Park Service; 908/537-2544

Saturday, 19; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 19; Oxford

FREE FISHING DAY. You don’t need a license to fish this Saturday! 605 Pequest Rd..

NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife; 908/637-4125

Saturday, 19; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 19-20; Chester

CHESTER'S 35TH ANNUAL HARVEST CELEBRATION. Lve entertainment, games, pumpkin carving, antique car show, apple press. 11 - 5. Free. Routes 206 & 24/513.

Historic Chester Village; 973/223-2665

Sunday, 20; Blairstown

HAWK WATCH AND HIKE. Join RVC Trustee & Naturalist Dennis Briede for a challenging hike to the Catfish Firetower on the Kittatiny Ridge 8am - 1:30pm. 16 Main St..

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

Sunday, 20; Blairstown

HARDWICK DAY. This year, the event highlights Wildfire Community Preparedness. 12 - 5pm. 158 Millbrook Road.

Princeton-Blairstown Center; 908/362-6765

Sunday, 20; Lambertville

AUTUMN HOUSE TOUR. The 35th self-guided tour includes historic public and private sites and canal walks. 11pm - 5pm. $30/ $25 advance. Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead, Rt. 29.

Lambertville Historical Society; 609/397-0770

Sunday, 20; Lebanon

BEGINNING PHOTOGRAPHY. Students will learn how to use their cameras on the manual setting. Shutter speed, aperture, depth of field, lighting, use of lenses and composition will be discussed. 1 - 4pm. $55. Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 Rt 31.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Sunday, 20; Montague

FLOCKTOBER FEST. Music and entertainment, craft beer and cocktails, amazing food, and the company of human and animal friends. All you can eat, all for the animals! 12 - 5pm. $75 pp/ $25 child. Save 20% with code save20. 141 Clove Road.

Tamerlaine Sanctuary and Preserve;

Sunday, 20; Morristown

GILDED AGE MORRISTOWN: FOOTE MANSION AND GARDEN TOUR. Saved by adaptive re-use, the 1906 Robert Foote home was once known as Spring Brook House. This home is the largest residence ever built in Morristown with 44 rooms. 2pm. $20. 6 Court St..

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Sunday, 20; Morristown


Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Sunday, 20; Morristown

AMERICA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL JOURNALIST. Join scholar and Lincoln Prize winner John Adler as he previews his forthcoming biography of Thomas Nast. Reception to follow. 2pm. Free w/ museum adm.. 45 Macculloch Avenue.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum; 973/538-2404

Tuesday, 22; Morristown

SERGIO MENDES & BEBEL GILBERTO. Celebrate 60 years of Bossa Nova 7:30pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Thursday, 24; North Branch

SEVEN. L.A. Theatre Works presents true stories of seven remarkable female activists who bravely fought for the well-being of women, families and children around the globe. 7. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Thursday, 24-27; Hackettstown

THE THINGS THEY CARRIED. The powerful telling of Tim O’Brien’s personal journey from his innocent years in rural Minnesota to the jungles of Vietnam. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Friday, 25; Belvidere

BELVIDERE GHOST WALKS. All tours are based on real events in the town’s history. $20.

The Woman's Club of Belvidere; 908/442-8449

Friday, 25; Morristown


Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Saturday, 26; High Bridge

TRUNK OR TREAT. Union Forge Park.

Borough of High Bridge; 908/638-6455

Saturday, 26; Morristown

HALLOWEEN HAPPENING AT MORRISTOWN’S ST. PETER’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Take a guided tour of this McKim, Mead and White church which is on the National Register of Historic Places, then visit the adjacent historic graveyard by lantern light. 4pm. $20. 6 Court St..

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 26; North Branch

CAPITOL STEPS. Political satire. 8. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 26; Princeton

CELEBRATING APPLES, RICHARD “THE DUKE” STOCKTON'S CIDER, AND MORVEN'S HERITAGE COOKS. The day's activities include costumed reenactors and hands-on demonstrations, including cider making, distilling, and cooking. There will be pickling, preserving and sweetmeats demos 1 - 4pm. Free. 55 Stockton Street.

Morven Museum & Garden; 609/924-8144

Saturday, 26; Sussex

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

Sunday, 27; Blairstown

BEECH RIDGE PRESERVE. Join RVC Trustee Joel McGreen for the “Hike of the Month 10:50am - 12pm. Free. Belcher Road.

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

Sunday, 27; Lebanon

FALL FOLIAGE PHOTOGRAPHY. Workshop will take place both in the classroom and the woods. 1 - 4pm. $55. Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 Rt 31.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Sunday, 27; Morristown

HARLEM 100. Multimedia concert captures Harlem Renaissance 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Monday, 28-29; Belvidere

Four Sisters Winery; 908/475-3671

Tuesday, 29; Far Hills

FLOWER AND LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY. Lecture and field session will cover the use of light, composition, landscape photography, close-ups, and how to find the right picture. 10 - 11:30am. $35, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

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 Paulins Kill 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

NJAA Observatory, High Bridge

Weekends • ASTRONOMY PROGRAMS. New Jersey Astronomical Association Observatory is open to the public every weekend from Memorial Day to Halloween. Saturday evening programs begin at 8:30 PM and include a tour of the facility and public viewing of planets/deep space objects through the 26" telescope, as well as other smaller scopes. On Sunday afternoons from 2-5 PM, the public is invited to look at sun spots through the 10" scope equipped with special solar filters. For additional information, call or visit NJAA’swebsite.

Voorhees State Park, Rt. 513. ; 908/638-8500

United Astronomy Clubs of NJ, Hope

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

; 908/637-4125

Ongoing Tours and Exhibits

Morristown National Historical Park Morristown

The Discover History Center at the Washington Museum

30 Washington Place; 973/539-2016 x210

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