Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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Friday, 25-27; Port Murray

ACOUSTIC GETAWAY. A three-day musical mini-vacation featuring 150 Folk Project members and friends. Preregistration is required. YMCA Camp Bernie.

The Folk Project;

Friday, 25-28; Somerville

Tour of Somerville; 908/725-7223 x13

Saturday, 26; Millbrook Village

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

Saturday, 26; Ringwood

Highlands Natural Pool; 973/835/4299

Saturday, 26; Stanton

DUO A CORDA. Martin Haug guitar, Birgitte Stærnes violin; direct from Norway. Featuring Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo 7:30pm. $21, students free. Stanton Reformed Church, 1 Stanton Mountain Road (at Route 629).

Raritan River Music Festival; 908/213-1100

Sunday, 27; Milford

NA'BODACH, THE BAND. Six fabulous celtic musicians, plus electricity. Enjoy the farm’s delicious foods which are available for purchase; BYOB. 1 - 4pm. Free, resv requested. 369 Stamets Road.

Bobolink Dairy and Bakeyard; 908/864-7277

Monday, 28; Columbia

Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead; 908/496-4273

Monday, 28; Lake Hopatcong

HOLIDAY MEMORIAL DAY EXCURSION. Ninety minute cruise around Lake Hopatcong with light snack bar. 3:30 - 5pm. $30. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

Tuesday, 29; Mendham

FULL MOON HIKE. Night time critters, bugs, and the glow of the moon. 8:30 - 10pm. $10. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.

Schiff Nature Preserve; 973/543-6004


Friday, 1-3; Augusta

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

MVA Productions; 973/948-5500

June 1-3, 8-10; Basking Ridge

OTHELLO. Lord Stirling Theater Company in the English barn. 450 King George Road.

Farmstead Arts; 908/636-7576

Saturday, 2; Mendham

9TH ANNUAL ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL. Sustainable! is the feature film, with a question and answer period with the guest speaker, Adrian Hyde, the North East Organic Farming (NOFA) Executive Director. 5:30 - 9pm. $10. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.

Schiff Nature Preserve; 973/543-6004

Saturday, 2; Morristown

GRAPPLING TOURNAMENT. All ages. 11am - 5pm. $10. William G. Mennen Sports Arena 161 East Hanover Ave.

New Breed Grapplers; 973/327-7651

Saturday, 2; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 2; Sparta

SPARTA DAY. Activities and entertainment for the whole family, as well as 100+ vendors and a food plaza. 10am - 4pm. Free. Station Park.

Junior Woman's Club of Sparta; 973/400-9260

Saturday, 2-3; 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, 2-3; 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, 3; 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

Sunday, 3; Franklin Township

GUIDED TOURS OF THE RUDOLF W. VAN DER GOOT ROSE GARDEN. Tours for individuals and families will be led by the Colonial Park Gardens Rosarian or designated staff. Please no organized groups. 2pm. $5. Mettlers Road.

Colonial Park; 732/873-2459

Thursday, 7; Far Hills

FOCUS ON FERNS. Learn their history, reproductive habits, how to identify them and more. 11am. $15. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

Thursday, 7; Lake Hopatcong

MORRIS CANAL GREENWAY. Joe Macasek, President of the Canal Society of New Jersey, will present a historical program about the Morris Canal. Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club.

Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum; 973/398-2616

Friday, 8-16; Dover

Dover Little Theater; 973/328-9202

Saturday, 9; Belvidere

Warren County Parks Foundation; 800-554-8540

Saturday, 9; Franklin Township

Colonial Park; 732/873-2459

Saturday, 9; Lafayette

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. Rt. 15 and Morris Farm Rd.  .

Lafayette Mill Antiques Center; 973/383-6057

Saturday, 9; Ledgewood

Skylands Songwriters Guild;

Saturday, 9; 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, 9-10; West Milford

Friends of Long Pond Ironworks; 973/657-1688

Sunday, 10; Chester

ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR SHOW. 10am - 3pm. Routes 206 & 24/513.

Chester Business Association; 973/223-2665

Friday, 15; Sparta

BLACK MARIA FILM FESTIVAL. 37th annual festival followed by a Q&A. 6:30 - 9:30. $10. 30 Station Road.

Train Creative;

Friday, 15-23; 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

Saturday, 16; Gladstone

United States Equestrian Team Headquarters;

Saturday, 16; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 16; Morristown

The Folk Project;

Sunday, 17; Belvidere

FATHER’S DAY PIG ROAST . Live music, games and fun for the whole family. 12 - 4pm. 783 County Road 519.

Four Sisters Winery; 908/475-3671

Thursday, 21-23; Phillipsburg

OLE TOWN FESTIVAL. Music, fireworks, car show, crafts, food. Walters Park.

Town of Phillipsburg; 610/739-1512

Saturday, 23; Hillsborough

SOURLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL. The festival celebrates the character and beauty of the New Jersey Sourlands and supports planning and conservatory efforts. 3 - 10pm. $25online/ $35 gat. Hillsborough Golf and Country Club, Wertsville Rd..

Sourland Planning Council; 609/397-1233

Saturday, 23; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 23; 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, 23; Stanhope

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

Saturday, 23-24; Far Hills

Mars Essex Horse Trials;

Sunday, 24; Lake Hopatcong

FANTASTIC HOMES TOUR. Admire the marvelous houses that surround Lake Hopatcong, while learning about their history and listening to live audio clips from the current homeowners. 11am - 1pm. $48. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

Tuesday, 26; Lake Hopatcong

EAGLES SIGHTSEEING EXCURSION. Join Bob Behrent, a long-time local who takes photographs of the eagles that live in a tree on Lake Hopatcong. 3 - 5pm. $35. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

Friday, 29; Port Murray

MEDICINAL HERB WALK & STORYTELLING. 6:30 - 9pm. $43. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 30; Columbia

ERIC MINTE QUARTET FEATURING NELSON HILL. Alto saxophonist playing the Great American Songbook in the Classic Jazz style. Come early to picnic and enjoy the Homestead property. Rain or shine. 6pm. $10 donation suggested.. Ramseyburg Rd, and Rt 46.

Ramsaysburg Concerts in the Barn; 908/475-5352

Saturday, 30; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 30- July 8; Kutztown, PA

Kutztown Folk Festival;

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

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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