Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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Morris Canal Lock 2E in Wharton, also known as Bird's Lock has been excavated as part of a larger project to completely reconstruct the locktender's house. Visit the lock as well as a navigable portion of watered canal druing the Canal Day Festival on August 24.

August

Wednesday, 21-25; Ringoes

HUNTERDON 4-H AND AGRICULTURAL FAIR. Old-fashioned country fair featuring 4-H youth and and adult shows and contests, amusement rides, tractors pulls, varied entertainment and all kinds of food. Fairgrounds, South County Park, Route 179.

Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, Inc.; 908/782-6809

Thursday, 22; Far Hills

THE MAGICAL MYSTERIOUS MONARCH. Learn about the discovery of the monarch butterfly’s winter destination and about the magical life cycle of the monarch. 10 - 11:30am. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

Thursday, 22; Morristown

DWIGHT YOAKAM. 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Thursday, 22-25; Augusta

NJ QUARTER HORSE SHOW. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..

Sussex County Fairgrounds; 973/579-0555

Friday, 23; Allamuchy

THE BILL MAYS TRIO. 7:30pm. $22.50 in advance & $27.50 at door. 1686 Route 517.

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894

Friday, 23; Ringwood

FROM OPERA TO BROADWAY. 6:30pm. $5. Skylands Botanical Gardens, 20 Morris Rd..

NJBG Summer Concerts; 973/962-9534

Friday, 23-24; Whippany

UKULELE FESTIVAL. Concerts, workshops, vendors, open mics, jams and more! This festival will interest long-time uke players, beginning uke players and anyone who has ever been curious about the instrument. Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey, 60C North Jefferson Road.

The Folk Project; 973/370-4UKE (4853)

Friday, 23-25; Stanhope

LET IT ALL HANG OUT FEST . Three day music festival in honor of Woodstock 1969. Tribute bands unleashed! Waterloo Concert Field.

Village of Waterloo; 973/347-1835

Saturday, 24; Clinton

BLACKSMITH HAMMER-IN & TOOL SWAP. Tailgating, tool swaps, and demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day and there will be opportunity to win prizes at an “iron in the hat” raffle drawing. 10am - 4pm. Red Mill, 56 Main St..

Red Mill Museum Village; 908/735-4101

Saturday, 24; Delaware

THIRD ANNUAL CANJAM. Two bands as well as a variety of vendors to raise money for the American Cancer Society. 3pm. Hunter's Lodge, 64 Route 46.

Team Keep Calm and Fight On; 908/283-3025

Saturday, 24; Hillsborough

HOMEGROWN MUSHROOMS. Learn how to grow your own mushrooms, both indoors and outdoors. The mushrooms species we will work with grow on logs, wood chips, sawdust, straw, or even cardboard. 6:30 - 8:30pm. $10. 80 Route 206.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Saturday, 24; Port Murray

BRINGING IN THE HARVEST. The art of drying, freezing, and canning your herbs, vegetables and fruit will enable you to enjoy the benefits of your garden year-round. 10am - 2pm. $30. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 24; Wharton

Canal Day Association; 973/989-0237

Saturday, 24-25; Harmony

Warren County Antiques Show; 908/343-5873

Saturday, 24-25; Stroudsburg, PA

Pocono State Craft Festival; 570/476-4460

Sunday, 25; Finesville

FARM TO FORK DINNER. 4pm. $125. Alba Vineyard 269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Rd.

Foodshed Alliance; 908/362-7967

Sunday, 25; Oxford

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

Sunday, 25; Stillwater

BLAIR CREEK PRESERVE. This hike is family and pet friendly. 10 - 11:30am. Free. West Fairview Lake Lane.

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

Sunday, 25-26; Ringoes

FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL. $25/$45 two days; $15/$20 online . Unionville Vineyard, 9 Rocktown Rd.

Vintage North Jersey;

Tuesday, 27; Morristown

DAUGHTRY. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Wednesday, 28; Pittstown

Snyder Research Farm; 908/730-9419

Friday, 30-31; Augusta

NEWTON KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW. 8am - 6pm. Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..

Sussex County Fairgrounds; 973/948-5500

Saturday, 31; Knowlton Twp.

“Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations has become an iconic monument in Western music. On one level, it’s simply a beautiful keyboard work, and on another, it’s a Rubik’s Cube of invention and architecture.” (NPR)

Ramsaysburg Concerts at the Barn; 908/496-4273

September

Sunday, 1; Budd Lake

Telge Glima Swedish Wrestlers: Direct from Sweden and a ScanFest exclusive US engagement, Telge Glima is a fascinating group with a mutual interest in history and practice to show old Norse sports and competition. Extremely talented and popular athletes, they excite audiences with their games of strength, skill, and daring.

35TH ANNUAL SCANDINAVIAN FEST. Heritage festival celebrating the cultures of Scandinavia:  food, crafts, 6 stages & contest field of entertainment, music, dancing, folkdress, special kids' program, artisans, encampments, Vikings (limited pillage & ravaging). 10am - 6pm. $11 adv sale, $14 at gate. Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Rd.

Scandinavian Fest, Inc; 610/417-1483

Sunday, 1; Oxford

PADDY AND THE PALE BOYS. Irish Pub Music 5 - 7pm. Free. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

Sunday, 1; Oxford

Shippen Manor Museum; 908/453-4381

Friday, 6-8; Allamuchy

ALLAMUCHY COUNTRY FAIR. Traditional carnival rides, live music, fireworks, entertainment, country fair games, food, beer tent and vendors. 6pm. 1686 Route 517.

Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894

Friday, 6-8; Belvidere

Belvidere Victorian Days; www.belvidereheritage.com

Friday, 6-8; Delaware Water Gap, PA

COTA Jazz and Arts; 570/424-2210

Saturday, 7; Gladstone

RARITAN RIVER SOJOURN. Paddle 10 miles along the South Branch, from Three Bridges to the confluence of the North Branch in Branchburg. 11am. $20 suggested donation. Fairview Farm, 2121 Larger Cross Road.

Raritan Headwaters Association; 908/234-1852

Saturday, 7; Newton

DWEEZIL ZAPPA. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Saturday, 7; Skillman

SOURLAND SPECTACULAR BIKE RALLY. Challenging routes for serious cyclists, as well as shorter alternatives for more casual bikers through lovely woods, scenic vistas, mountain streams and postcard-perfect farms. Otto Kaufman Community Center, Skillman Road.

Sourland Planning Council; 609/397-1233

Saturday, 7; Sussex

Friends of High Point State Park; 973/702-0488

Saturday, 7-8; Chester

Historic Chester Village; 908/879-2900

Saturday, 7-8; Ringoes

SHEEP AND FIBER FESTIVAL. Sheep shows, shearing, spinners, vendors, artisans, food, children's activities, llamas, alpacas, fleece contest, photo contest, skein contest and more! 99am - 5pm. $10/carload, $5/single. Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, 1207 Route 179.

Garden State Sheep Breeders; 908/730-7189

Sunday, 8; Gladstone

RARITAN RIVER SOJOURN. Paddle five to six miles along the Black River in Chester, through the Black River Wildlife Management Area, from Pleasant Hill Road to the Cooper Gristmill 11am. $20 suggested donation. Fairview Farm, 2121 Larger Cross Road.

Raritan Headwaters Association; 908/234-1852

Sunday, 8; Morristown

GRAN FONDO NJ. Cycling challenges along 18, 42, 62 or 107 -mile loops include entertainment and various activities, as well as timed hill climbs, add to the Gran Fondo excitement. Starting/finishing on Speedwell Avenue.

Gran Fondo NJ; 973/538-7773

Friday, 13; Allamuchy

THE DAVID LEONHARDT TRIO & NANCY REED. 7:30pm. $22.50 in advance & $27.50 at door. 1686 Route 517.

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894

Friday, 13; Hillsborough

HERBAL VINEGAR WORKSHOP. Capture the full flavor of the wonderful herbs you've been tending all summer in herbal vinegars that will last all winter long. Learn vinegar's chemistry and history. 6:30 - 8pm. $10. 80 Route 206.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Friday, 13-14; Pohatcong

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

Saturday, 14; Asbury

THE OCCASIONAL NATURE WARRIOR. Learn wilderness skills while hiking along the Musconetcong Watershed Association Education Trail. There will be a campfire lunch provided. 9am - 4pm. $45. 10 Maple Avenue.

Musconectong Watershed Association; 908/537-7060

Saturday, 14; Bedminster

Lamington Lifestyles; 908/439-2034

Saturday, 14; Harding Twp.

FALL FESTIVAL. The annual fall festival will feature bats as our theme this year. Fee food and drink, games, walks, nature displays, games, and much more. 10am - 3pm. Helen Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd.

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge; 973/425-9510

Saturday, 14; Harmony

AGRIPALOOZA AND TRACTORCADE . Celebrate local agriculture with tractor parade, tack sale, workshops and demonstrations, live animals, displays, music 10am - 3pm. Free. 3026 Belvidere Road (Rt. 519).

Historic Preservation Commission of Harmony Township & Harmony Historical Society; 908/213-1600

Saturday, 14; Newton

PAULA POUNDSTONE. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Saturday, 14; Washington

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

Saturday, 14; West Milford

WALLISCH HOMESTEAD MUSIC FESTIVAL. Brian Fitzpatrick, Casey Ferriloa, the Kootz, Zeke Carey Band 11am. $10. 65 Lincoln Ave..

Friends of Wallisch Homestead;

Saturday, 14-15; Millbrook Village

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

Saturday, 14-15; Newton

Wilbur’s Country Store; 908/362-8833

Sunday, 15; Newton

CRASH TEST DUMIES. 7:30pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Monday, 16; Hackettstown

AUTUMN LAMPLIGHT DINNER. Sample Hackettstown restaurants’ diverse culinary specialties. Features live, local entertainment for dining and dancing pleasure. 5pm - 9pm. $45/ $80 couple. Main Street Gazebo.

Hackettstown BID; 908/850-5004

Wednesday, 18; Flemington

DRAGON HUNT. Observe the dragonflies. 7 - 9pm. $3. Echo Hill, 42 Lilac Drive.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Thursday, 19; Newton

JOHNNY LANG. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Saturday, 21; Blairstown

Economic Green Solutions; 908/362-7967

Saturday, 21; Hackettstown

DARLENE LOVE. Annual Gala Curtain Up! 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 21-22; Boonton

PATHWAYS OF HISTORY MUSEUM TOUR. Twenty Morris County museums and historic homes open their doors and present exhibits, demonstrations, and artifacts. Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm.. Free admission.

Pathways of History; 973/316-0976

Monday, 23; Lebanon

BEGINNER'S MUSHROOM WALK. Marion Barry, a member of the NJ Mycological Association will introduce us to the world of fungi 5:30 - 7pm. $8. Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 State Highway 31.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Thursday, 26-28; North Branch

AIKEN & FRIENDS. Mini fest includes songwriter workshops and concert. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 28; Flemington

WIZARD WORLD HARVEST. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch, corn maze, a barn full of activities, unicorn rides, and vendors selling handmade crafts. In the barn: geocache hunt, potions, spell lessons. 9am - 5pm. 937 County Road 523.

Readington River Farm; 908-806-0030

Saturday, 28; Hardwick

WARREN COUNTY PRESERVATION DAY. Explore the White Lake Natural Resource Areaand learn about similar sites and programs in Warren County. 10am - 4pm. Free.

Warren County Dept. Land Preservation; 908/453-2650

Saturday, 28; Landing

Canal Society of NJ; 973/292-2755

Saturday, 28; Lebanon

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Saturday, 28-29; Augusta

Peters Valley Crafts Center; 973/948-5200

Saturday, 28-6; Belvidere

SWEENEY TODD. 114 Greenwich St..

Country Gate Players; 908/475-1104


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

Gallery 23, Blairstown

August 1 - 31 • FEATURED ART OF THE MONTH. Judy Musicant

23 Main Street. ; 908/362-6865

Morristown National Historical Park Morristown

The Discover History Center at the Washington Museum

30 Washington Place; 973/539-2016 x210

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