Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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The Merry Month! (Tammy Fazio)

May

Thursday, 23; Morristown

NEVILLE DICKIE AND THE MIDIRI BROTHERS. 7:30pm. $20. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

Friday, 24-27; Somerville

Tour of Somerville; 908/725-7223 x13

Saturday, 25; High Bridge

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY. Main Street.

Borough of High Bridge; 908/638-6455

Saturday, 25; Millbrook Village

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

Saturday, 25; Stanton

The Thirtieth Raritan River Music Festival; 908/213-1100

Sunday, 26; 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, 27; Columbia

MEMORIAL PICNIC BY THE RIVER. Launch your canoe/kayak at our Delaware River landing. Bring your own blanket and a covered dish to share. Grills & cutlery will be provided. There will be a special presentation about the history of rafting on the Delaware River. Rain or shine. 12 - 3pm. Ramsaysburg Rd, and Rt 46.

Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead; 908/496-4273

Friday, 31-2; Augusta

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

MVA Productions; 973/948-5500

June

Saturday, 1; 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

Saturday, 1; High Bridge

SOAP BOX DERBY. Main Street.

Borough of High Bridge; 908/638-6455

Saturday, 1; 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, 1; Stanhope

Canal Society of NJ; 973/292-2755

Saturday, 1-2; 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, 1-2; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 1-2; West Milford

GREENWOOD LAKE AIR SHOW. 2 - 9pm. $10 - $139. 126 Airport Road.

Greenwood Lake Air Show; 973/728-7721

Sunday, 2; 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

Sunday, 2; Oxford

Shippen Manor Museum; 908/453-4381

Tuesday, 4; Lebanon

LICHEN WALK. Lichens are all around us, on trees, on rocks, and on the ground.  Take a short walk to learn what they are, how they work, and how to common species. 6 - 8pm. $5. Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 State Highway 31.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Friday, 7; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 8; Chester

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

Chester Business Association; 973/223-2665

Saturday, 8; Franklin Township

Colonial Park; 732/873-2459

Saturday, 8; Morristown

Sankofa of Morris

Saturday, 8; 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, 8; Stewartsville

Warren County Parks Foundation; 800-554-8540

Sunday, 9; High Bridge

ADVENTURE RACE. Main Street.

Borough of High Bridge; 908/638-6455

Sunday, 9; Oxford

Shippen Manor Museum; 908/453-4381

Thursday, 13; Princeton

TALKING BASEBALL WITH BOB RYAN & ART SHAMSKY. moderated by Bill Glovin 7 - 9:30pm. $20; $15 for members. 55 Stockton Street.

Morven Museum & Garden; 609/924-8144

Friday, 14-22; 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, 15; High Bridge

SOLITUDE HOUSE OPEN HOUSE. Solitude House Museum, 7 River Road.

Borough of High Bridge; 908/638-6455

Saturday, 15; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 15; Morristown

MORRISTOWN CHURCHES WALKING TOUR. Learn about church architecture, history, prominent members, and their contributions to the Morristown community since 1733 11am. $15. 6 Court St..

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 15; Newton

JAKE SHIMABUKURO. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Saturday, 15; Washington

GREENFEST. Up-cycled and recycled goods vendors, gardening and outdoor groups, environmental preservation exhibitors and related non-profit organizations and vendors. 10am - 3pm. Washington Ave.

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

Saturday, 15; West Milford

CIGAR NIGHT. The Mobile Cigar Lounge & Uncle Joe's 5-Star Bar-B-Que 6 - 8pm. $20 Donation includes 1 free cigar and bar-b-que dinner. 666 Macopin Rd.

Apshawa Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary; 201/274-9294

Sunday, 16; Belvidere

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

Four Sisters Winery; 908/475-3671

Sunday, 16; Oxford

THE LOST RAMBLERS. Bluegrass/Country 6 - 8pm. Free. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

Thursday, 20; Newton

JEFFERSON STARSHIP. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Saturday, 22; Columbia

Knowlton Twp Historic Commission; 908/475-5352

Saturday, 22; Finesville

POHATCONG GARDEN TOUR. Ride the historic Bel-Del Railroad along the Delaware River and experience beautiful gardens and historic properties

Pohatcong Township Historic Preservation Commission; 1-877-Train-Ride

Saturday, 22; 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, 22; Morristown

VICTORIAN MORRISTOWN WALKING TOUR. Visit commercial and residential buildings in the Historic District that date from 1850-1910.  one of the grandest periods in Morristown's 300-year plus history. 11am. $15. 6 Court St..

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 22; 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, 22; Port Murray

HERBAL TOPIARY WORKSHOP. 1 - 2:30pm. $39. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 22; Stanhope

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

Sunday, 23; Madison

Morris Arts; 973/285-5115

Sunday, 23; Morristown

GILDED AGE MORRISTOWN: FOOTE MANSION. Saved by adaptive re-use, the 1906 Robert Foote home was once known as Spring Brook House. This nationally-registered home is the largest residence ever built in Morristown 11am. $15. 161 James Street.

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Sunday, 23; Oxford

DREW NUGENT & MIDNIGHT SOCIETY. 1920s & 30s Jazz 6 - 8pm. Free. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

Tuesday, 25; Morristown

THE ZYDECO REVELATORS. 12:30 - 1:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.

Morris Arts; 973/285-5115

Tuesday, 25-27; Basking Ridge

Farmstead Arts; 908/636-7576

Thursday, 27; Readington Township

HUNTERDON SYMPHONY. 7pm. Free. Deer Path Park, West Woodschurch Road.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

Friday, 28; Hopatcong

ANNUAL LAKE HOPATCONG FIREWORKS. 323 Lakeside Blvd.

Lake Hopatcong State Park; 973/398-2616

Saturday, 29; Columbia

SYCAMORE BANJO BAND & SKYLANDS DULCIMER BAND. 6pm. $10 donation suggested.. Ramseyburg Rd, and Rt 46.

Ramsaysburg Concerts at the Barn; 908/496-4273

Saturday, 29; 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, 29; Morristown

MORRISTOWN PEOPLE & PLACES TOUR. Architecturally important buildings within the nationally-registered Historic District, and stories of past and prominent Morristonians. 11am. $15. 6 Court St..

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 29; Port Murray

WONDERFUL LAVENDER & LUNCH. A presentation by David Hyde on growing, enjoying and harvesting this herb with a tasty lavender lunch to follow 11am - 2pm. $53. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 29-7; Kutztown, PA

Kutztown Folk Festival; 888/674-6136

Sunday, 30; Oxford

CIROTTI AND ALEXANDER + NOBLE BLOOD. Americana Roots 6 - 8pm. Free. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381


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

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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