ARTISANS FAIRE. Professional artisans featuring artwork, photography, pottery, sculpture, floral & fiber arts. Music & light refreshments. Benefits the Richards Building Renovation Project 5 - 9pm. 37 Plains Rd..
MARTY STUART AND HIS FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES. 7:30pm. $45. 31 Simpson Ave..
FLEA MARKET. Refreshments for sale. Free parking. 10am - 2pm. Branchburg Central Middle School, 220 Baird Rd.
HOFF-VANNATTA OPEN HOUSE. Tours of restored farmstead that dates from the late 18th and 19t centuries, riber arts and craft demonstrations, open hearth cooking, war re-enactors, hit-and-miss engines. 10am - 4pm. Free. 3026 Belvidere Road (Rt. 519).
NEW JERSEY FOLK FESTIVAL. Turkish Traditions! Live music and dance performances, an astounding array of crafts and food vendors as well as children's activities and heritage demonstrations. Free. Eagleton Institute (Woodlawn), at the corner of George Street and Ryders Lane.
TAYLOR, CHAPIN & EVA. Together, the exceptional artistry of these renowned musicians create an unparalleled musical dynamic and unique new sound. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
ARTS, SWEETS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL. 10am - 5pm. Washington Ave.
NATIVE PLANT SALE. Native plants can eliminate the need for pesticides and the need less water to survive. 9am - 2pm. River Resource Center, 10 Maple Ave..
ANNUAL GEM AND MINERAL SHOW. Cosponsored by the Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society, the New Jersey Earth Science Association and the Sterling Hill Mining Museum this show hosts over 100 dealers, special exhibits showing Lapidary, fossils, minerals, as well as an extensive presentation of the world famous deposits of Sussex County's fluorescent minerals. Sat., 9-5:30; Sun., 10-5. $6. Franklin Elementary School, 50 Washington Ave..
SHAD FESTIVAL. Artists, crafters, shad hauling demonstrations, guide walking tours, entertainment, and a shad dinner. 12:30 - 5:30pm. Bridge and Union Streets.
ALLAMUCHY CRAFTERS AND ARTISAN FAIR. Local artists and crafters will be selling their work to the public. 10am - 4pm. $5, under 12 free. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
PROJECT E.A.R.T.H. - SWAMP SEARCH!. Scavenger hunt teaches about the importance of the Great Swamp as an ecological and recreational resource. Enjoy environmental activities and games for children of all ages. 12 - 4:30pm. 190 Lord Stirling Road.
JAPA MEDITATION CLASSES. Learn how to use mala beads for Japa Mediation, as well as experience Pranayama (correct breathing) which complements this practice. 4:15 - 5:15pm. Free. 57 Main Street.
HEALING BALM. Choosing from a variety of herbs, create a small pot of healing salve to take home. 2 - 4pm. $25. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.
GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP. Alternative approaches to landscape and flower photography. 9 - 11:30am. $35. 11 Layton Rd.
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA. Wynton Marsalis and fifteen of today’s finest jazz soloists and ensemble players 8pm. 100 South Street.
CINCO DE MAYO COMEDY SHOW. Enjoy chips and salsa and a cash bar while you laugh out loud with the talented entertainers. 7pm. $25. 1686 Route 517.
INTRODUCTION TO BACKPACKING. This hands-on skill development course will prepare you for an overnight trek. Meals included. $156. 50 Camp Rd.
ANNUAL SPRING FESTIVAL. Amusements, entertainment, food and games, business show. 12 - 10pm. Free!. Hatchery Hill Field/Centenary University, Reece and 5th Avenue.
DAY AT THE RACES. Kentucky Derby Party benefits the Red Mill. Red Mill, 56 Main St..
10,000 MANIACS. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
WOODLAND GARDENING WITH NATIVES. Learn about natives and how to use them in your landscape for woodland and butterfly gardens with Stan Pukash in an informative slide presentation at 9:30am. At 10:30 join David Hyde of Well-Sweep Herb Farm in a presentation on perennial natives and nativars. Learn how to introduce native wildflowers and ferns to your garden. Reservations required, free. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
ANNUAL WORLD SERIES OF BIRDING. Teams and individuals have up to 24 hours to count as many species as they can identify by sight or sound. Each species seen or heard counts as one. There are four levels of competition. Most teams use the event as a fund-raiser through pledges for an organization, bird club, or favorite conservation organization. Over $500,000 is raised annually by all participants all on behalf of conservation.
NEWMAN & OLTMAN GUITAR DUO. Edward, Virginia, and Diana Brewer (harpsichord, oboe, soprano) Raman Ramakrishnan, cello Soclair on the Delware: A Tribute to the Artistry of the Soclair Music Festival 7:30pm - 9:30. Advance $21. Prallsville Mills, 22 Risler Street (Route 29).
ANNUAL PLANT SALE. The annual plant sale features a wide selection of trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals with a special focus on plants with fragrance. Knowledgeable Plant Advisors will be ready to answer your questions and provide valuable information about the plants offered. 9am - 3pm. Free admission. 353 East Hanover Ave..
BEND BEND. Using shadow and projection, theatre artist Kimi Maeda retells the story of her father and Noguchi, both of whom were incarcerated in a camp in Poston, Arizona. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
PLANT SALE. Perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers, hanging baskets and potted plants. Knowledgeable Master Gardeners will be on hand to offer advice, and the plants are lush and healthy. Come early for the best selection. 10am - 4pm. Free. 20 Morris Rd..
FOOD TRUCK EVENT. All you can eat from four of best food trucks in New Jersey. Wine tasting and wine by the glass and bottle will be available. Reservations are required! 1 - 4pm. 783 County Road 519.
MINERS DAY. Event honors the miners who worked in the Franklin and Ogdensburg zinc mines and features music by the Franklin Band, science awards to local students, and speakers on local history and mining lore. 32 Evans Street.
PETERS VALLEY STUDIO OPEN HOUSE. Tour artist studios and enjoy demonstrations in blacksmithing, ceramics, fine metals, fiber arts, glass, photography, woodworking and weaving. There will be live music, great food, kids activities, a mini craft fair and exhibit. 12 - 5pm. Free. 19 Kuhn Road (Rt. 615).
EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ICE CREAM MAKING. Documented flavors of the 18th century will be reproduced using original recipes. 1 - 4pm. Free, donations welcome. Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road.
TURF INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT. Learn all of the science on how to care for your lawn in a sustainable way and save money on lawn care supplies and chemicals 10 - 11:30am. $10. County Admin Building, 165 CR 519 South.
YNGWIE MALMSTEEN. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
FISH N CHIP DINNER. Fire company benefit. 5 - 7pm. 666 Macopin Rd.
GUGU DRUM GROUP FROM SHANGHAI. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.
LAKE HOPATCONG BLOCK PARTY. Visit the museum or the many vendors who will be at the park, including great food, boats, and demonstrations. 10am - 5pm. Hopatcong State Park, 260 Lakeside Blvd.
SPRING OPEN GREENHOUSE. Visit our native plant nursery and farm in the height of spring planting season. Join us for a behind-the-scenes nursery and farm tour. 10am - 4pm. Register for directions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TIMOTHY B SCHMIT. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
ADAM TULLY TRIO. 100 Years of Tango: New Tango Sounds Direct from Buenos Aires 7:30pm - 9:30. $21 (adv). Stanton Reformed Church, 1 Stanton Mountain Road (at Route 629).
MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH. Under the tents with live music. 12 - 4pm. 783 County Road 519.
HUDSON FARM SPRING CHARITY HIKE. Hike trails at Hudson Farm to benefit Hopatcong's local serivce organizations. 270 Stanhope-Sparta Rd.
JAMES MADDOCK. 8pm. $25 - $30. 30 Main Street.
ABENDMUSIK. Music for Baroque Violins and Violas da Gamba) Coprarioâ s Music: Ensembles from the Time after Queen Elizabeth I 7:30pm - 9:30. $21 (adv). Clinton Presbyterian Church, 91 Center Street.
SCI-FI FANTASY DAY. Fans of science fiction, fantasy, anime and manga gather to participate in games, contests, shop and to meet experts, famous personalities, and each other. Washington Ave.
BOURBON STREET BLUES FEST. Kenny Wayne Shepard, Robert Cray, Bernard Allison, Mike Zito and a host of other fine blues artists bring two days of great music $45/ $80 2 day. Waterloo Concert Field, Alllamuch State Park.
MEDICINE WHEEL FESTIVAL AND COMMUNITY GARDEN CELEBRATION. Two days of live music, vendors, crafters, a plant sale, plant walks, garden and mansion tours, a bake sale, carriage rides and more! Entries from the Lusscroft Photography Contest will be on display, and the Barn will be open for bargain hunters. 10am. $7/ children free. 50 Neilson Road.
WARREN COUNTY PRESERVATION DAY. Explore the Van Nest Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead and learn about similar sites and programs in Warren County. 10am - 4pm. Free. 3026 Belvidere Road (Rt. 519).
OAK RIDGE BOYS. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
TASTE OF SOMERSET. The 25th annual Taste of Somerset, the area’s original gourmet tasting event provides the unique opportunity to sample the finest appetizers, entrees, desserts, and beverages that the region has to offer 6 - 9pm. $75. The Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Avenue.
CREATING A BUTTERFLY GARDEN. Plan a butterfly paradise that will attract Monarch butterflies that will only lay eggs on milkweed and black swallowtails that prefer plants in the carrot family. 9 - 11:30am. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.
SHANNON MCNALLY. 8pm. $25 - $30. 30 Main Street.
EDIBLE AND MEDICINAL PLANTS OF MUSCONETCONG GORGE. Explore the diverse mesic forest of Musconetcong Gorge while encountering the edible and medicinal uses of the many plant species found there. Botanist Jared Rosenbaum of Wild Ridge Plants will weave together traditional plant uses, ecology, and field botany on a modest-paced hike through this rich, scenic habitat. 6 - 8pm. $15. Musconetcong Gorge Reservation, 182 Dennis Road .
TOUR OF SOMERVILLE CYCLING SERIES. The annual three-day Tour of Somerville Cycling Series culminates every Memorial Day with the fifty-mile Kugler-Anderson race, named in honor of its first winners, Furman Kugler of Somerville (1940, 1941) and Carl Anderson of Clifton (1942). Both men lost their lives during World War II. Furman’s father, Fred “Pop” Kugler, whose strength and skill in his era as a cycling champion were the foundation of the enterprises that informed the rest of his career, advanced the sport of competitive cycling by coaching succeeding generations of cyclists and developing racing bikes. Begun under his direction, the Tour of Somerville has consistently drawn the best racing cyclists in America to the roadways of Somerset County. Today, the event organizer and beneficiary is Middle Earth, a non-profit agency that helps middle and high school children become responsible and productive community members. Known as the "Kentucky Derby of Cycling." The Tour is the oldest major bicycle race in the United States and a legend in the lore of bicycle racing. Free admission. Main Street.
SPRING FLING. NPS rangers and park volunteers will provide tours of the general store, Hill House, Trauger House, Depue Cabin, and other historic buildings. Volunteer craftspeople will present demonstrations of spinning, weaving, woodworking and blacksmithing. Nineteenth century games and activities for children will also be available. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a relaxing and fun day. 10 - 4. 12 mi north of Rt 80 at Old Mine Road and Rt 602.
BEETHOVEN BANQUET. Thomas Sauer, piano Grace Park, violin Karen Ouzounian, cello 7:30pm - 9:30. $21 (adv). Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church 17 Greenwich Church Road (at Route 173).
SHAWNEE CELTIC FESTIVAL. Non-stop Celtic music, working sheep dogs, Irish step dancers, and a variety of Celtic craft and food vendors. 11am - 5pm. $12-15. 401 Hollow Road.
MEMORIAL PICNIC BY THE RIVER. Music, tours, BYO picnic at the Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead along the Delaware River. Ramsaysburg Rd, and Rt 46.
April 12-April 26 • WOMEN PLAYWRIGHTS SERIES. Presentations on three consecutive Wednesdays (4/12, 18, 26) of short-play competition, playwrighting classes, and panel discussions with visiting playwrights provide a working forum for the unique voice of women writing for theatre today.7:30pm. Free.
April 20-May 7 • CLEVER LITTLE LIES. When Alice notices her beloved husband Bill has returned home on edge after a tennis match with their son, she grows suspicious and springs into action.
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.
Saturdays • PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT UACNJ OBSERVATORY. Astronomy presentations followed by observing sessions, weather permitting.
Weekends • 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.
Ongoing • TOURS OF WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS AT THE FORD MANSION.
Headquarters Museum includes includes three exhibit galleries, a 30-minute introductory video, tours of the furnished house will be made available at 10 and 11am and at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm. Adults (Age 16 and up): $7, Children: Free
Please note that the grounds of the entire park will remain open seven days per week along with the restroom facilities at the Jockey Hollow area, per park hours listed at www.nps.gov/morr.