BATS IN OUR ECOSYSTEM. How bats benefit us and what dangers they face today, followed by a walk to identify species using echolocation technology. 6:30 - 8pm. $15. County Admin Building, 165 CR 519 South.
FELIX CAVALIERE AND GENE CORNISH’S RASCALS. Featuring special guest drummer, Carmine Appice. 8pm. 100 South Street.
AIKEN & FRIENDS. Two-day mini fest includes songwriter workshops and concert. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
TOUR DE FARM. Choose from 18, 42, or 61 mile routes for an amazing cycling and culinary experience! Enjoy a delicious locally-sourced breakfast before you bike from farm to farm, enjoying the fresh produce and treats to sample at each stop. Race Farm, 87 Belcher Road.
EXCLUSIVE DINNER WITH THE RITTER'S. A special evening of delicious food, exclusive wine releases/tastings, good discussion with friends and family, and more. All served family style in the relaxing setting of the new banquet facility. 1 - 4pm. $25 pp. 594 State Highway 94.
COMMUNITY DAY. 12pm. 97 West Main St..
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..
NATURAL DYE CLASS. Hands-on, fun instruction that aims to give a good overview for those interested in further dyeing skills. 1 - 3pm. $45. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Visit Waterloo Village, a historic Morris Canal town. Buildings will be open with historic trades demonstrated at the gristmill, carpenter, seamstress and blacksmith shops. A visit to Waterloo includes live music, narrated Boat Rides on the Morris Canal, Smith’s Store (fully stocked general store), the fully operational Smith Brothers water-powered gristmill , the Rutan Cabin, the Canal Society of New Jersey’s Museum, and other exhibits, including the recently recovered Highlands Canal Boat. Food service is available on the grounds. Waterloo Village.
FESTIVAL IN THE BOROUGH. Warren County’s largest music and street festival features three stages of entertainment with an array of musical genres, vendors, children's activities, rides, an assortment of food. 11am - 10pm. Free.
PATHWAYS OF HISTORY MUSEUM TOUR. Disprove the idea that museums are musty and boring and visit some of the 17 Morris County museums and historic sites opening for visitors. Native Wildflowers blooming at the Tunis Ellicks House gardens in New Vernon and the Martin Berry House in Pompton Plains are featured venues. Other highlights include the Obediah LaTourette Grist Mill in Washington Township, the Bowlsby-DeGelleke house in Parsippany and L’Ecole Kinnelon Museum. See the complete list here. Free Admission and refreshments make this an excellent idea for a family outing on the first weekend of Fall. Start at any location. Saturday September 22 (10am-4pm) and Sunday September 23 (12-4pm). Free admission.
WHITE LAKE AND LIMESTONE FOREST PRESERVE. Explore the new connection between White Lake and the Limestone Forest along the Ridge and Valley Trail. 9:30am. White Lake parking lot.
JOHN BASILONE PARADE CELEBRATION. The annual event honors the World War II Marine hero with a parade, fireworks, and commemorative concerts. Boro of Raritan, LaGrange St to Somerset Street.
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. 7 - 10pm. Free. White Lake, Rt. 521.
SMART CYCLING. Learn the rules of the road. Knowledge regarding the principles of vehicular cycling instills confidence! Refreshments served. 6:30 - 7:30pm. 15 Main St .
SOUVENIR: A FANTASIA ON THE LIFE OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS. Experience the true story of this wealthy society eccentric who suffered under the delusion that she was a great coloratura soprano. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
AN EVENING WITH PAT METHENY. 8pm. 100 South Street.
OCTOBERFEST. activities, contests, music, drinks and food at town breweries.
IRIS DEMENT WITH SPECIAL GUEST PIETA BROWN. 8pm. $35 – $40. 30 Main Street.
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.
SALSA NIGHT SIZZLE. Local food vendors, free dance lessons. Come out and have some fun! 4pm. Commons Park, Main Street.
ANNUAL VICTORIAN HOUSE TOUR. Explore unique charm of an historic community with an inside look at more than fifteen Victorian cottages, historic buildings and sites. 11am - 4pm. $30/ $25 advance. Simpson Ave., near the Tabernacle.
ROBBY KRIEGER. 8pm. $39 - $49. 234 Spring Street.
THE NEW YORK KAMMERMUSIKER CLASSICAL WOODWIND DOUBLE REED ENSEMBLE. 6pm. $25. Stillwater School, 904 Stillwater Rd..
FALL HARVEST WEEKEND. Hayrides, corn maze, farm snimals, pony rides. 10am - 5pm. $10.99. 438 Rt. 57 West.
ANNUAL PETERS VALLEY CRAFT FAIR. Beautiful American Craft made by 150+ exhibiting artists from across the country. This a juried show of exhibitors, who are each selected for excellence and originality in twelve different media. 10 - 6pm. $9. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Plains Rd..
APPLE, WINE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL. 783 County Road 519.
ANNUAL ARTSEE OPEN STUDIO TOUR. This self-guided weekend tour allows visitors into the studios of 20 local visual artists in 11 locations in and around Bridgewater & Basking Ridge! See finished pieces, works in progress and chat about process and inspirations. Most all work on display will also be for sale. You can begin at any studio and visit as few or as many as you'd like over both days! Some artists show solo in their studios and some are co-presenting for the Tour. A variety of 2D and 3D media, including paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry and mixed media will be found!
For a GPS-friendly map, artist info and all details about the Tour and ARTsee, please go to: www.artseetour.com. 12 - 5pm. Free. Bernardsville and Bernards Twp..
OKTOBERFEST AND ANTIQUE CAR SHOW. German music, food, and dance; proceeds for various charities and other worthy causes. 12 - 8pm. $6, under 12 free. Chubb Park, Rt. 513.
61ST ANNUAL FRANKLIN-STERLING HILL GEM AND MINERAL SHOW. Dealers, gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, stone carvings, lectures, literature, fluorescent mineral exhibits, mineral collecting, museum tours and the traditional swap/sell. $7/ $4 ages 6-16. Littel Center, 12 Munsonhurst Road.
OCTOBERFEST. Bratwurst, Sauerbraten, Schnitzel, Spaetzle, Potato Pancake, Sauerkraut, Apple Strudel, live music and more! The 2019 Oktoberfest is presented by Valley Fall Farm. 1 - 4pm. Frelinghuysen Recreational Center, 139 Lincoln Laurel Road.
UNA FESTA MUSICALE ITALIANA. Take a musical tour through sunny Italy, brought to life by a string ensemble from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra! Featuring everything from traditional tarantella dances to the soaring beauty of music by Puccini, Mascagni and Rossini, this program will transport you to a land where speech is like singing and melody flows like wine. 2pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.
FALL FESTIVAL ON THE GREEN. Entertainment, food, and exhibits of historic, recreational and educational aspects of life in Morristown.
ANNUAL PIG ROAST. A fun filled day of great food, your favorite wines, live music. 1 - 4pm. $45 pp, advance sale only; wine available by the glass, $5.. 594 State Highway 94.
GARLIC 101. Types of garlic, best planting practices and uses. 1 - 4pm. $10. 80 Route 206.
BOTTLE HILL DAY. The event features four stages with live entertainment all day, over 200 vendor booths, amusement rides, great shopping, delicious food and a Beer Garden.
DISCOVER MORRISTOWN: PEOPLE AND PLACES. Take a leisurely walking tour through Morristown with author Bonnie-Lynn Nadzeika. Her postcard book on Morristown will come alive as she points out architecturally important buildings that sit within the historic district, and hear the stories of past, prominent Morristonians. 11am. $15. 6 Court Street.
DRIED FLOWER ARRANGEMENT. Turn a vase into a lovely, lasting masterpiece using a colorful array of dried flowers. 10am - 12pm. $36. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
GUIDED HIKE TO ASSINIWIKUM MOUNTAIN. The hike will lead to the summit of Assiniwikam Mountain (1,200 feet) and offers expansive views from several rocky outcrops in a lesser-known part of Norvin Green State Forest.. 10am. $5. 150 Snake Den Road.
SUSSEX COUNTY HERITAGE WEEKEND. Twenty-four historical sites & museums in Sussex County will welcome you! 133 Spring St., Newton.
ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY SINGS ELLA FITZGERALD. Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook, having made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. 7:30pm. $40/ $35 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
THE LORD STIRLING 1770S FESTIVAL. Revolutionary War military detachment camps and conducts maneuvers, while Colonial trades and crafts, hayrides, clay crafts, stenciling, and toy making deploy on the lawns of the former Lord Stirling estate, who lived on the site and served under General George Washington. 11:30am - 4:30pm. $5. 190 Lord Stirling Road.
AUTUMN ADVENTURE FEST COMMUNITY DAY. The center celebrates its 110th anniversary with family fun activities, climbing wall, kayaking, hhiking, music, vendors, Octoberfest fare. 11am - 4pm. 158 Millbrook Road.
RIVERSIDE FALL FESTIVAL. Historic site tours and presentations, apple tasting, cider making, woodworking exhibitions, smokehouse demonstration. 10am - 4pm. Route 46 and Ramsaysburg Road on the Delaware.
OLD FASHIONED COUNTRY FAIR. Highlights of the fair are pumpkin painting, field maze, Clydesdale horse drawn wagon, create a scarecrow, live country/blues music and freshly prepared food by Bex Eatery. All proceeds benefit the important mission of protecting water. 11:30am - 4:30pm. $25 per vehicle. Fairview Farm, 2121 Larger Cross Road.
LAKE LOOP. Come enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Hopatcong on a 20, 40 or 62 mile scenic bike ride, and/or 1.5 mile or 5K adventure trail run/walk and/or a beautiful paddle on the lake itself. Participate in one, two or three events. Register at LakeLoop.org 8am - 3pm. 260 Lakeside Blvd.
EQUINE RESCUE OPEN HOUSE. Meet the rescue horses, silent auction, bake sale, vendors. 12 - 4pm. 227 Still Valley Rd.
DIANA KRALL. 8pm. 100 South Street.
BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON. Explore the Great Swamp and listen for animal sounds along the swampy trails 6:30am - 7:30pm. $6. 190 Lord Stirling Road.
AN EVENING WITH JOHN KERRY. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.
BEYOND SACRED: VOICES OF MUSLIM IDENTITY. This interview-based theatre production stages the personal and complex stories of five young Muslim New Yorkers. Together, their experiences create a beautiful, funny, and intensely poignant cry for tolerance. 7. $15 & $25. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
FESTIVAL OF BOOKS. Authors will speak and answer questions at one of several convenient Morristown locations. It begins with a ticketed keynote address by John Kerry, former Secretary of State, on Friday evening at the Mayo Performing Arts Center. Saturday’s main festival sessions are free and feature over 50 award-winning authors at venues within walking distance of each other. Vail Mansion.
FALL PHOTOGRAPHY. Capture the beautiful fall colors of the Delaware Water Gap with Certified professional photographer, Kathy Peoples. Learn about exposure, composition and more. Geared towards DSLR type cameras. $290 includes lodging and meals. 538 Emery Road.
HUDSON FARM WALK. Hike for Byram's local charities. Enter trail between 7:00 & 11:00 a.m. 270 Stanhope-Sparta Rd.
ANNUAL WINE TASTING EVENT. Sample dozens of wines from around the world and premium craft beers. Free wine glass for the first 100 registrants. To complement your tasting, enjoy smoked trout courtesy of the Musky Trout and Fish Hatchery and light appetizers. 2 - 5pm. Warren County Rod and Gun Club, 279 Asbury Bloomsbury Rd..
SUSSEX COUNTY HARVEST, HONEY AND GARLIC FESTIVAL. The ninth annual countywide autumn celebration includes farmers market, family activities, craft demonstrations, agricultural exhibits and vendors. We’ll have a farmers market with Sussex County and Jersey Fresh products like fruit, veggies, flowers and wine. The Sussex County Beekeepers Assoc. will have educational displays, materials and an array of honey products. For those who love all things garlic, we’ll have the Garden State Garlic Growers. The Festival will also have displays and info from organizations highlighting northern New Jersey's open spaces and history. There will be activities like pumpkin painting and crafts for the kids and vendors for adults. 10am - 4pm. Free. Sussex County Fairgrounds.
DURHAM COUNTY POETS. Bluesy Soul/Folk from Québec 8pm. $25 – $30. 30 Main Street.
BIRD IN HAND!. This program will include a short discussion on the history of bird banding and the different techniques used to study birds, a live demonstration and a hands-on opportunity for participants to release banded birds. $5. 80 Route 206.
ANNUAL PRESSING DAY. Observe annual apple pressing on restored historic equipment and taste the fresh cider. Video, pressing, and Visitor Center exhibits. 1 - 4pm. $10. 336 Mendham Road West.
DISCOVER VICTORIAN MORRISTOWN. Learn about one of the grandest periods in Morristown's 300-year plus history, Victorian Morristown. Your guide will be Karen Ann Kurlander, a local expert in the period. Walk through Morristown, visiting commercial and residential buildings in the Historic District that date from 1850-1910. Karen Ann will also enlighten you on the social customs of the day, and explain how the houses known as "painted ladies" came to Morristown. 11am. $15. 6 Court Street.
PORK ROLL PALOOZA. Everything from Pork Roll Sliders to Deep Fried Pork Roll and even Pork Roll-themed Beverages! There will be vendors, activities and live music all day!
SOAP MAKING. Choose from a varied selection of fragrant essential oils and herbs – to create your own specialty soap. 1 - 3pm. $36. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
STILLWATER FALL FESTIVAL. Hayrides, crafters, food, pumpkins, antiques, pony rides, games and a baked apple anything contest! 11am - 4:30pm. Free. Stillwater School.
NJ’S BIGGEST & BEST OKTOBERFEST. Dust off your dancing shoes with live music all afternoon including Massachusetts’ best band, The Bavarian Brothers! Get a jump on holiday shopping from 60 local vendors selling a wide range of products. Kids will keep busy with amusement rides, inflatables and carnival booths. Indulge from the vast selection of German-American menu items including some of the classics, Bratwurst, Baurenwurst, Goulash, Spätzle, Potato Pancakes and more! Can’t forget Forest Lodge’s Famous Fried Chicken! Leave some room for the scrumptious German desserts. Finish up with a cold, crisp, German beer to wash it all down! Embrace your inner German and wear your Dirndl or Lederhosen! Rain date, Oct. 14. 11am - 5pm. $8. 11 Reinman Road.
CHESTER'S 35TH ANNUAL HARVEST CELEBRATION. Enjoy this free two-day event with live entertainment, games, pumpkin carving, antique car show, apple press. Don’t miss the Soup and Chili chef competition on Saturday! 11 - 5. Free. Routes 206 & 24/513.
ANNUAL NORTH JERSEY ROCK, MINERAL, AND FOSSIL SWAP & SELL. Browse endless minerals, fossils, crystals, Jewelry, stonecrafts and more from local collectors. While visiting, be sure to take the mine tour! 9am - 5pm. Free. Sterling Hill Mining Museum, 30 Plant St..
THE STICKLEY WEEKEND. Join us, with attendees from all over the country, for this conference, party, and reunion - with Stickley at its heart - rolled into one packed weekend! On Saturday, 8th Annual Scholars Symposium and the Craftsman Gala. Sunday’s Open House is your opportunity to enjoy the Log House at your own pace. 2352 Route 10 West.
WEEKEND JOURNEY THROUGH THE PAST. Thirty historic sites countywide will be open free to visitors featuring tours led by costumed interpreters and actors portraying historical figures, special collections and exhibitions, musical performances and more! Ask for Weekend Journey Trading Cards, available at every site. Each card features a notable person, place, event, or theme taken from four centuries of Somerset County’s rich history and deals out unique facts, activities … and even a few mysteries to solve! Check the event website for site descriptions, special programs, and an interactive map. 12 - 4pm. Free.
LIVE ANIMAL SHOW. Meet some of nature's coolest creatures with ! Eyes of the Wild 1 - 2pm. $5. 190 Lord Stirling Road.
LIVING HISTORY DAY. Events at the King Store and Homestead 1 - 4pm. 209-213 Main Street.
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Seong-Jin Cho plays Chopin 3pm. 100 South Street.
LOS LOBOS. 8pm. 447 - $62. 234 Spring Street.
BIRDING FOR BEGINNERS. Join Don Torino, President of the Bergen County Audubon Society, for a fall birdwatching walk around our property. 10am. Free.. 150 Snake Den Road.
VAN CAMPEN DAY. Tours of the eighteenth-century Van Campen Inn presented by costumed guides, music provided by the Colonial Musketeers Fife and Drum Corps, colonial crafts, re-enacted encampment and hikes to Fort Shapanack, the slave cemetery, and Shapanack cemetery. 10 - 5. Old Mine Road.
PUMPKIN PICK AND PAINT. 11am - 2pm. $5 per pumpkin. 50 Neilson Road.
THE TENORS: FAN FAVORITES TOUR. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.
TIEMPO LIBRE. Hard-driving, seductive rhythms of "timba" - an irresistible, dance-inducing mix of Latin jazz and Cuban son 8. $15 & $25. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
WOODCUTTERS 2018. A volunteer opportunity to help Princeton-Blairstown Center prepare for the winter months ahead. Activity levels range from very easy to fairly physical - you get to choose. Lodging and food will be provided 158 Millbrook Road.
42ND ANNUAL MORRISTOWN CRAFTMARKET. Juried artists display extraordinary, one-of-a-kind works in jewelry, ceramics, glass, leather, wood, metal, wearable fiber, and more. Proceeds benefit not-for-profit organizations. 12pm - 5pm. National Guard Armory, 430 Western Avenue.
DOG WALK OF THE DEAD. Over 45 indoor vendors, costume contests, live music, classic car trunk or treat, blood drive, animal adoptions, giveaways and more to benefit One Step Closer Animal Rescue of Sparta 11am - 4pm. $3, under 12 free. Sussex County Fairgrounds.
FAR HILLS RACE MEETING. The 98th running of this prestigious steeplechase horse race benefits Somerset Medical Center. 8. Moorland Farms.
HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR FOR POHATCONG TOWNSHIP. Explore an eclectic mix of stone and clapboard structures dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. 10am - 5pm. $25 / $65 winery train. Alba Vineyard, 269 Route 627.
DISCOVER THE NJ SHAKESPEARE THEATRE’S REGGIE THE GHOST. This is a backstage tour at the Theatre’s Support Facility in Florham Park. This unique opportunity to tour the costume, props, and scenery shops and more has been customized for the Tourism Bureau for the Halloween season. There will be lots of surprises, refreshments, and stories about Reggie who haunts their theatre. Bonnie Monte, director of the company, will be on hand for a Q and A. Touring the shoe closet is worth the price of admission! 11am. $20. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Production Offices, 3 Vreeland Road.
THE CAPITOL STEPS. Political satire, a perennial favorite. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
FALL HARVEST CELEBRATION & EDGAR ALLAN POE. Acclaimed actor Bob Gleason, from the American Historical Theatre, will portray the father of the detective story, pioneer of science fiction and master of the macabre. Come enjoy a delicious feast and entertaining evening. 6 - 9pm. Rsrv. required. $75. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
SIGNS OF FALL HIKE. Changing animal behavior, why leaves change color, and why it’s the best season to be out and about! 10am - 12pm. $5. 538 Emery Road.
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.
FULL COUNT BIG BAND. This popular 17 piece big band has been entertaining New York and New Jersey audiences for more than a decade with an eclectic mix of music. 7:30pm. $35. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
FLOWER & LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP. Autumnal brilliance 9 - 11:30am. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.
HARVEST FEST 2018. Gourmet food, wine & beer tastings; raffles; live entertainment. Plus a live performance by the cast of The Wizard. Proceeds benefit arts programming for young audiences. 6 - 9pm. $50. Skylands Stadium Indoor Event Center, 94 Championship Place.
THE WAILERS. 8pm. $34 - $49. 234 Spring Street.
COLLABORATING WITH NATURE TO WRITE AND TELL STORIES. Led by experienced naturalists and storytellers, this Stories from the Land weekend retreat explores the teaching and healing power of nature… when combined with story writing and storytelling. As creative teams, participants learn how to develop and share their own stories, inspired by materials and stories drawn from nature. Six meals, lodging and all materials are included. $195. 80 Route 206.
FALL FESTIVAL. Themed hayrides, pony rides, and other child-friendly activities 5 - 8pm. 256 South Maple Avenue.
TRUNK OR TREAT AND HALLOWEEKEND MOVIE. Commons Park, Main Street.
DISCOVER THE FORD MANSION’S GHOSTS. Visit the Washington Headquarters’ Museum at Morristown National Historical Park, site of the Ford Mansion, for this special multimedia program with Gordon Thomas Ward, an author, musician and ghost hunter. Gordon will explain the art of collecting “spirit traces”. Bring your ghost stories as there will be a Q and A. 10am. $15. Morristown National Historical Park, 30 Washington Place.
THE NATURE OF FORGETTING. The story of a middle aged father struggling with the early stages of dementia. A journey of shining humanity, and a celebration of a life well lived. 8pm. $25 & $35. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
OPEN HEARTH COOKING. Demonstration of open hearth cooking on the H.P.S.P. Interpretive Center fireplace. Enjoy a sample tastings of delectable soups, meats, and desserts all cooked fireside. Seasonal crafts for children. Rain or shine. 11am - 3pm. Free, $5 donation per famiy appreciated. High Point State Park, 1480 State Route 23.
WARREN VACHE QUINTET. Sometimes narrowly classified as a swing musician, the cornetist regularly defies this or other labels. Vaché has listened to and absorbed all styles of music. His trumpet heroes include Louis Armstrong, Roy Eldridge, Bobby Hackett, Fats Navarro, Tom Harrell and Ruby Braff among others. 3pm. $30/ $25 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
GOOFS AND GHOULS. Crafting with nature, games, pumpkin bowling, and pumpkin painting. 1 - 3pm. Free. Mettlers Road.
HISTORIC DISTRICT HOUSE TOUR: A WALK THROUGH TIME. Visit seven historic properties in one of Morristown’s most prestigious Historic Districts. Each home, whether a private residence or historic house museum, retains its unique characteristics designed long ago, while incorporating personal touches added by residents over time. 11am - 5pm. $40 in advance; $45 event day. 45 Macculloch Avenue.
September 19-October 6 • PETER PAN, JR . This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years and is now adapted for young performers.
October 12-October 28 • DRACULA. A potent and theatrical adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic horror novel that is strongly faithful to the original. "The script crackles with a vigorous, at times pounding style... wonderfully theatrical... no less erotic than the novel, in fact, it comes across as more so."2pm.
September 19-October 7 • BURIED CHILD. This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama marks the first time that we will present a play by Sam Shepard who sadly passed away last year
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.
July 1-September 30 • WEEKLY BIKE RIDES.
Tuesdays: beginner 10 miles on the Paulins Kill Valley Trail, 6:30pm;
Saturdays: intermediate 20 miles on the Paulins Kill Valley Trail, 8am
Saturdays: 15 mile road ride, 9am
Sundays: 35 mile road ride with drops at 1 hour intervals. 9am.
All rides begin and end at 4 Track, bike rentals are available!
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.
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.
Saturdays • PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT UACNJ OBSERVATORY. Astronomy presentations followed by observing sessions, weather permitting.
Weekends • THE PEQUEST TROUT HATCHERY AND NATURAL RESOURCE EDUCATION CENTER hosts 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.
September 1- 30 • FEATURED ART OF THE MONTH. Ellen Mulligan, Pottery. Sandy Pancrazi, Pottery
Ellen Mulligan is a ceramic artist making pottery for everyday use. “I work with porcelain clay for the pure pleasure I get from using it. Porcelain is rich and luscious, a wonderful background for the imagery and colors I like to use." You can reach Ellen at email@example.com
Sandy Pancrazi is a studio potter working out of her basement studio in northern New Jersey. She works in stoneware making functional pottery with decorating inspired by nature. "I like to think of my pottery being used in the daily rituals of family life and one of my favorite pastimes, eating good food." Sandy is a member of Gallery23 in Blairstown and the Potters Guild of New Jersey. Sandy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ongoing • TOURS OF WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS AT THE FORD MANSION.
Headquarters Museum includes includes three exhibit galleries, a 30-minute introductory video, and the Discover History Center. Tours of Fords Manion will be made available at 10 and 11am and at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm. Beginning January 1, 2018, Morristown National Historical Park will no longer charge an entrance fee to visit the park’s Washington’s Headquarters Museum.
The park’s grounds, parking areas, tour road, 27 miles of hiking trails, and restroom facilities at the Jockey Hollow area are open to the public, seven days a week, 9:30am - 5pm.