Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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February

Thursday, 20; Morristown

ELVIN BISHOP AND CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE. 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Friday, 21; Blairstown

YARN. 8pm. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

Friday, 21; Newton

MARDI GRAS BOOGALOO 2020. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Saturday, 22; Long Valley

ANTIQUES IN LONG VALLEY. 9am - 4pm. $7. Long Valley Middle School, 51 W. Mill Rd..

Long Valley Woman's Club; 908/876-4145

Sunday, 23; Frenchtown

OPEN HOUSE. The gallery’s annual open house includes refreshments, special guests, and door prizes to support the Mercer County Wildlife Center. 1 - 5pm. 55 Bridge St..

Decoys and Wildlife Gallery; 908/996-6501

Sunday, 23; Princeton

SONGS TO WARM THE HEART. The Roosevelt String Band returns in celebration of Morven’s exhibition Dreaming of Utopia: Roosevelt, New Jersey to present an encore performance with songs to warm the heart. Reservations required. 2 - 4pm. $10. 55 Stockton Street.

Morven Museum and Garden; 609/924-8144

Thursday, 27-29; Newton

ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL. 77 Halsey Road.

Kittatinny Players Booster Club; 860/336-1750

Saturday, 29; Newton

10,000 MANIACS. featuring Mary Ramsey 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

March

Sunday, 1; Newton

WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE PERFORMANCE. Dr. Susanna Rich, renowned poet, producer, and performer 10:30am. 1 West Nelson St.

Unitarian Fellowship of Sussex County

Sunday, 1; Newton

THE HIGH KINGS. 7pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Sunday, 1; North Branch

CHERISH THE LADIES. This Irish-American super group creates an unforgettable performance that includes a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, and stunning step dancing. 2am. $30 & $40. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 7; Basking Ridge

PYSANKY UKRAINIAN EGG WORKSHOP. Create colorful masterpieces! 10am - 1pm. $45. 450 King George Road.

Farmstead Arts; 908/636-7576

Saturday, 7; Belvidere

MAPLE SUGARING PRESENTATION. Learn about the history and process of maple syrup while you cozy up to the fire in a historic farmhouse. 2 - 3:30pm. Free. Wayne Dumont Jr. Administration Building.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension; 908/475-6507

Saturday, 7; Hackettstown

MOE - TION DANCE THEATER. Known for their site-specific work, Glennon Clayton's company is dedicated to creating new forms of expression through movement and dance. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 7; Harmony

MAPLE SUGAR IN THE FARMHOUSE. Presentation on the history of maple sugaring and how to tap a real tree. 10am - 4pm. Free. 3026 Belvidere Road (Rt. 519).

Rutgers Cooperative Extension; 908/475-6507

Saturday, 7; Succasunna

COLM KIRWAN AND TRIONA. Two of Ireland’s newest and upcoming stars 7:30pm. $25. Investors Bank Theater, 72 Eyland Ave.

Roxbury Arts Alliance; 862/219-1379

Sunday, 8; Hackettstown

VINTAGE MICROPHONE. Join us for a musical journey starring last season's Irish Tenor, Tim Smith, in a new show that shows our beginnings never know our endings. 2pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Monday, 9; Morristown

BIX BEIDERBECKE’S BIRTHDAY BASH. Cornetist, Mike Davis, leads the celebration. 7:30pm. $20. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

Wednesday, 11; Gladstone

Raritan Headwaters Association; 908/234-1852

Friday, 13; Belvidere

BACKYARD CHICKENS. Come find out if it is the right choice for you and learn the basics about raising your own chickens, ducks or geese. 10:30 - 11:30am. Free. Wayne Dumont Jr. Administration Building.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension; 908-475-6507

Friday, 13-14; Morristown

LIGHTING THE DARK AND AUTOMATOYS. Phyliss Chen will perform a large scale solo work that incorporates two toy pianos, a clavichord, an accordion and custom made music boxes. $20. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

Saturday, 14; Blairstown

ROBBIE FULKS. 8pm. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

Saturday, 14; Flemington

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Saturday, 14; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 14; Morristown

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE. The parade begins at the corner of South Street and James Street and includes about twenty bands with about 50,000 in attendance either in the parade or as spectators. 12 noon. http://www.paradeday.com.

Irish American Assn of NJ and Friendly Sons of St Patrick;

Sunday, 15; Hackettstown

ST. PATRICK'S PARADE. Streets fill with enthusiasm as families, residents and visitors line up along the curb, in store windows and porches to celebrate and witness the festive parade. 3:30pm.

Hackettstown BID; 908/850-5004

Thursday, 19-23; Hackettstown

THE BACHELORETTE. NEXTstage Repertory performs a wicked black comedy about female friendship and growing up in an age of excess. 8pm. The Little Theatre : 400 Jefferson St..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Friday, 20; North Branch

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 21; Gillette

TRIVIA NIGHT AT THE TRUST. Come test your knowledge about songbird diets, habits, and habitats, highlighting what makes these birds so special. 2pm. $10. The Meyersville Inn,632 Meyersville Rd,.

The Raptor Trust; 908/647-1091

Saturday, 21; Hackettstown

NJ Highlands Coalition; 973/588-7190

Saturday, 21; Lebanon

PROPAGATING NATIVE PLANTS. Learn how to collect, clean, and store seed as well as techniques for division. 9:30 - 11am. $17. Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 State Highway 31.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Saturday, 21; Newton

AL DI MEOLA ACROSS THE UNIVERSE. Across the Universe record release tour 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Saturday, 21; Wharton

Canal Society of NJ; 973/326-7600

Saturday, 21-22; Wantage

MAPLE SUGARING OPEN HOUSE. Live demonstrations of how to tap the maple trees, collect the sap, and make the delicious syrup. Fresh maple syrup available for purchase. Fun for the whole family! 10am - 3pm. 50 Neilson Road.

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 973/288-2760

Sunday, 22; Allamuchy

DAN LEVINSON SEXTET. 3 - 5pm. $30 in advance & $35 at door. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894 x338

Sunday, 22; Bedminster

PYSANKY CRAFT WORKSHOP. Pysanky is the art of egg designing and dyeing practiced traditionally in Eastern Europe. 11am - 2pm. $40. Vanderveer House, 955 US Highway 202/206.

Friends of Jacobus Vanderveer House; 908/735-7985

Sunday, 22; Mendham

WOODCOCK HIKE. Listen and watch for these fascinating birds as the males do their mating dance in the early spring. 5:30 - 7pm. $5. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.

Schiff Nature Preserve; 973/543-6004

Friday, 27; Morristown

LOW LILY WITH RUPERT WATES. Troubadour Concert Series 7:30. $10. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd.

The Folk Project;

Friday, 27; North Branch

NEW SHANGHAI CIRCUS. Astonishing athletes defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats as they stretch the limits of human ability in this spellbinding show that draws upon 2,000 years of Chinese circus traditions. 7am. $30 & $40. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 28; Far Hills

PRUNING WORKSHOP. Learn how to maintain the health and beauty of your home garden. 10am. $15. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

Saturday, 28; Hillsborough

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Saturday, 28; Millington

FOCUS ON RAPTORS. Photography opportunity for close up, portrait photos of several of our ambassador birds. $150. 1452 White Bridge Road.

The Raptor Trust; 908/647-2353

Sunday, 29; Basking Ridge

BUTTERFLY GARDENING WITH NATIVE PLANTS  . Author Jane Hurwitz, from the North American Butterfly Association will be presenting on butterfly gardening at home, a gardening method used to protect the entire life cycle of butterflies 1 - 2pm. Free. 190 Lord Stirling Road.

Environmental Education Center; 908/722-1200 ext. 5002

Sunday, 29; Basking Ridge

SPRING NATURE TRAIL RIDE. One-hour safety lesson and horseback ride along the Lord Stirling Stable trails. Pre register by 2/28. Check in 8am. $50. 256 South Maple Avenue.

Friends of Lord Stirling Stable; 908/722-1200, x5010

Sunday, 29; Morristown

HANOVER WIND SYMPHONY: MUSIC IN MOTION. Rhythms that will make you want to tap your feet and melodies that will stir your emotions. 2pm. $20. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

Upcoming Events...


Ongoing Theater and Concerts

Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown

Carl Wallnau, as Willie Clark, and Emaline Williams, as the Burlesque Nurse in the Sunshine Boys.

Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue. ; 908/979-0900

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

Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center , Oxford

; 908/637-4125

Ongoing Tours and Exhibits

Peters Valley Crafts Center, Layton

Craft Store and Gallery, 19 Kuhn Road (Rt. 615). ; 973/948-5200

Morristown National Historical Park Morristown

30 Washington Place; 973/539-2016 x210

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