ACOUSTIC GETAWAY. A three-day musical mini-vacation featuring 150 Folk Project members and friends. Preregistration is required. YMCA Camp Bernie.
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.
OPENING DAY! Join members, friends & neighbors as we celebrate a new season. The pool will open at noon with the ringing of the bell, words of welcome & our annual pool jump-in! A pot-luck lunch will be served, so bring a dish to share (please include a list of ingredients). Admission is free. 11am. 180 Snake Den Road.
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).
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.
MEMORIAL PICNIC BY THE RIVER. Annual community picnic with inaugural flag raising. Take a walk on our new Interpretive Woodland Trail. Launch your canoe/kayak at our Delaware River landing. Bring your own blanket and a covered dish to share. Grills & cutlery will be provided. Rain or shine. Ramsaysburg Rd, and Rt 46.
HOLIDAY MEMORIAL DAY EXCURSION. Ninety minute cruise around Lake Hopatcong with light snack bar. 3:30 - 5pm. $30. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..
FULL MOON HIKE. Night time critters, bugs, and the glow of the moon. 8:30 - 10pm. $10. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.
CRAWFISH FESTIVAL. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..
OTHELLO. Lord Stirling Theater Company in the English barn. 450 King George Road.
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.
GRAPPLING TOURNAMENT. All ages. 11am - 5pm. $10. William G. Mennen Sports Arena 161 East Hanover Ave.
SPRING OPEN HOUSE. Enjoy a day of free informative lectures, herb & perennial presentations, as well as tours of our spectacular gardens. Our largest selection of herb plants will be available on this day. Homemade refreshments can be enjoyed by all. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch. 9am - 5pm. Free admission and parking.. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
SPARTA DAY. Activities and entertainment for the whole family, as well as 100+ vendors and a food plaza. 10am - 4pm. Free. Station Park.
SPRING CRAFT SHOW. A wide variety of handmade items including traditional & country crafts. 10am - 5pm. $4. Routes 206 & 24/513.
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..
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..
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.
FOCUS ON FERNS. Learn their history, reproductive habits, how to identify them and more. 11am. $15. 11 Layton Rd.
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.
LEADING LADIES. Two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! 69 Elliot St.
PARKFEST. Jazz in the Park lawn concert, author’s alley, local history displays, art show, classic cars, food vendors and more. The Warren County History Museum at Bread Lock Park will be open, with artifacts, displays, and working models on aspects of the county's rich history, from the days of our earliest Lenni Lenape inhabitants, to the Colonial period and the birth of the iron industry in the colonies, to the days of the Morris Canal - when the lock tender's wife baked and sold fresh bread to the passing canal boats, giving Lock No. 7 West its nickname - to Thomas A. Edison's nearby cement industry and the first "concrete mile" of roadway in New Jersey, and much more. DuMont Admin. Bldg. 165 County Rt. 519 South.
ROSE DAY FESTIVAL. The Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden displays thousands of many varieties, both modern and of historic significance. Visitors are invited to stroll through the gardens, enjoying music and live entertainment, meeting local artisans, and indulging in some great food! Roses plants will also be for sale. 11am - 5pm. Free, suggested donation. Mettlers Road.
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. .
GROOVE IN THE GROVE SONGWRITER FESTIVAL. Bringing the best regional songwriters during an afternoon full of original music in a shaded, park-like setting with on-site playground, plenty of parking and interesting vendors. Festival food & adult beverages available for purchase. 1 - 9pm. $15. Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Road.
FREE FISHING DAY. You don’t need a license to fish this Saturday! 605 Pequest Rd..
CIVIL WAR LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND. Event is co-hosted by the 6th New Hampshire Volunteers, one of the only regiments to fight in all theaters of the Civil War and return with their original regimental color. 11am - 5pm. Long Pond Ironworks, Rt 511.
ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR SHOW. 10am - 3pm. Routes 206 & 24/513.
BLACK MARIA FILM FESTIVAL. 37th annual festival followed by a Q&A. 6:30 - 9:30. $10. 30 Station Road.
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.
PONY UP FESTIVAL. Equine breed demonstrations in the arena will feature Friesians, ponies, draft horses, a Norwegian Fjord Pony and other fascinating breeds. Additional activities for children include carriage rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, and kids jumping competitions with fun prizes, face painting, a magician, a DJ, and a craft activity ten 10am - 4pm. $15 for children ages 17 and under; $10 for adults. 1040 Pottersville Road.
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. Morristown National Historical Park, 30 Washington Place.
FRANK VIGNOLA TRIO. The extraordinary guitarist, now fully recovered from a near fatal ATV accident, will join Vinny Raniolo on guitar and Gary Mazzaroppi on bass, the same line-up that first played The Minstrel ten years ago. 7:30. $10. 21 Normandy Heights Rd.
FATHER’S DAY PIG ROAST . Live music, games and fun for the whole family. 12 - 4pm. 783 County Road 519.
OLE TOWN FESTIVAL. Music, fireworks, car show, crafts, food. Walters Park.
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..
DISCOVER THE SEEING EYE. Walk through downtown Morristown and visit sites important to the founding and growth of the Seeing Eye, North America's first school for the training of guide dogs for the blind. The tour will be led by Jim and Ginger Kutsch and their Seeing Eye dogs. Jim is the executive director of the organization and Ginger volunteers for it. 9:30am - 11. $15. 14 Maple Avenue.
ANNUAL ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT SHOW. Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club, North Bertrand Road and Willow Street.
ANNUAL WATERLOO CANAL DAY FESTIVAL. Boat rides on the Morris Canal, exhibits on aspects of canal history, walking tours of the village's canal features and of its architectural history. Eight Waterloo Village buildings will be open with historic trades demonstrated at the carpenter, seamstress and blacksmith shops. The recently discovered canal boat exhibit will also be open. There will be live music and food service available. 10am - 4pm. Free. Waterloo Village.
ESSEX HORSE TRIALS. Top equestrian competition featuring nation’s top up-and-coming riders, benefiting Greater Newark Life Camp in Pottersville. Outdoor family activities include farm-to-table food, shopping, classic car show, children’s activities. Moorland Farms.
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..
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..
MEDICINAL HERB WALK & STORYTELLING. 6:30 - 9pm. $43. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
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.
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. Morristown National Historical Park, 30 Washington Place.
KUTZTOWN FOLK FESTIVAL. America’s oldest continuing folk life festival offers genuine Pennsylvania German and Early American folk art and crafts by over 200 craftsmen, the largest exhibit and sale of authentic Pennsylvania Dutch quilts in the nation, folk life and folk lore programs, historical reenactments, six stages of continuous entertainment, strolling musicians, a wide array of children’s activities, all-you-can-eat Pennsylvania Dutch dinners, and much more. Kutztown Fairgrounds, 225 N. White Oak St,.
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.
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.
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.
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.