Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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Landscape artist St. Clair Sullivan climbs the Red Dot trail to the top of Mt. Tammany every morning that weather permits. Each day he takes a photograph and emails it home to his wife, Rita. Beat feet and get your distance by following any number of paths and trails in Northwest New Jersey.


All events are subject to change or cancellation. Most are likely canceled or postponed. Please click or call ahead to confirm.

Sunday, 29; Oxford

Shippen Manor Museum; 908/453-4381

Friday, 27; Morristown

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

The Folk Project;

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


Wednesday, 1; Hillsborough

NEW JERSEY INVASIVE SPECIES CONFERENCE. Comprehensive state-wide forum on invasive species as well as new and emerging issues. 9 - 12. $90-150, preregister. 80 Route 206.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Friday, 3; Newton


The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Saturday, 4; Blairstown

KAT WRIGHT. 8pm. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

Saturday, 4; High Bridge


Borough of High Bridge; 908/638-6455

Saturday, 4; Hope

GREEN FAIR. Electronic waste collection, medicine drop, vendors, raffles, presentations, . 9am - 1pm. Free. Hope Township School, 320 Johnsonburg Road.

Hope Township Environmental Commission; 908/459-5011

Saturday, 4; Ringwood

FOREST OF FROGS. Discover the unique habitats and the creatures living in vernal pools. 1 - 2:30pm. $5. 150 Snake Den Road.

The New Weis Center; 973/835-2160

Saturday, 4; Rockaway

MORRIS CANAL GREENWAY WALK: DENVILLE TO ROCKAWAY.. Walk a seldom-visited stretch of canal, investigate the site of the Beaver Brook feeder, the crossing of the Hibernia Mine Railroad, and look for canal sites in downtown Rockaway. $5. Split Rock Rd..

Canal Society of NJ; 973/326-7600

Sunday, 5;

TROUT SEASON OPENS. Don’t forget your 2020 fishing license!


Sunday, 5; Oxford

OPEN HOUSE ON OPENING DAY. A fantastic way to celebrate the spring! 1 - 4pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Museum; 908/453-4381

Sunday, 5; Sussex

ANNUAL VERNAL POOL EXPLORATION. Visit vernal pools to explore these habitats and learn why these sites are important to many species of amphibians, reptils, insects, and other wildlife. 2 - 3:30pm. Free, donation requested. 50 Neilson Road.

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 973/702-2289

Monday, 6; Morristown

EVAN ARNTZEN QUINTET. Featuring Jon-Erik Kellso 7:30pm. $20. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

Friday, 10-11; Morristown

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

Saturday, 11; Franklin Twp

D&R CANAL WALK. Hike along Carnegie Lake, cross the Millstone Aqueduct, and visit picturesque lock and locktender’s house. 10am.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 609/635-2783

Saturday, 11; Milford

ADULT EASTER EGG HUNT. Take a walk in the vineyard to find a hidden Easter Egg containing a number that corresponds to a special prize. 11am - 5pm. $15-$25/person. 269 Route 627.

Alba Vineyard; 908/995-7800

Saturday, 11; West Milford

Friends of Long Pond Ironworks; 973/657-1688

Wednesday, 15; Gladstone

CREATING A BACKYARD HABITAT. Participants will learn about a variety of habitats, and can bring pictures and notes about their yards to determine how each can be improved. 10 - 11:30am. $15. Fairview Farm, 2121 Larger Cross Road.

Raritan Headwaters Association; 908/234-1852

Thursday, 16; Far Hills

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

Friday, 17; Morristown

TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA WITH CARLA ULBRICH. Troubadour Concert Series 7:30. $10. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd.

The Folk Project;

Friday, 17; Newton

ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Friday, 17-26; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 18; Blairstown


Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

Saturday, 18; Hope

THE FIRST THREE MINUTES: THE BIG BANG'S BIRTH. Family-friendly lecture followed by observing on multiple telescopes. Free. Jenny Jump State Park.

United Astronomy Clubs of NJ; 908/459-4366

Saturday, 18; North Branch

SHADOWS OF THE ‘60S. High-energy tribute to Motown super groups 2pm. $30 & $40. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 18; Succasunna

RHONDA DENÉT. Accompanied by the Silver Fox Songs Trio, Rhonda will perform a review of classic Motown rhythm & blues and soul. 7:30pm. $25. Investors Bank Theater, 72 Eyland Ave.

Roxbury Arts Alliance; 862/219-1379

Saturday, 18-19; Bound Brook

Friends of the Abraham Staats House;

Saturday, 18-19; Morristown

Morristown National Historical Park; 973/539-2016 x210

Sunday, 19; Allamuchy

THE HARRY ALLEN AND GRANT STEWART QUINTET. 3 - 5pm. $30 in advance & $35 at door. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894 x338

Sunday, 19; Clinton

RETRO RIDE AND PICNIC. A family friendly, vintage themed bicycle ride along the Landsdown Trail with catered picnic. Red Mill, 56 Main St..

Red Mill Museum Village; 908/735-4101

Sunday, 19; Morristown

WHAT MAKES IT GREAT: BEETHOVEN APPASSIONATA SONATA. Celeberate Beethovan’s 250th birthday by deepening your appreciation for one of his greatest masterpieces, The Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, known more familiarly as the Appassionata.  2pm. $20. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

Sunday, 19; Oxford

Citizens for Sustainable Development; 973/945-5861

Wednesday, 22;



Friday, 24; Belvidere

NATIVE PLANTS LUNCH AND LEARN. Learn about native plants--why they are important in our ecosystem and how you can incorporate them into your landscape 12 - 1pm. $10. Wayne Dumont Jr. Administration Building.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension; 908-475-6507

Saturday, 25; Asbury

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..

Musconectong Watershed Association; 908/537-7060

Saturday, 25; Flemington

BLUEBELLS HIKE. Enjoy bluebells, stroll along a bubbling brook, and see ruins of the Judge Large estate (a prosecutor in the Charles Lindbergh case). 9 - 11am. Pre-register. Bernadette Morales/Uplands, 103 Capner Street.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Saturday, 25; Harmony

HISTORIC FARMSTEAD OPEN HOUSE. Live demonstrations, children's activities, farm antiques, war re-enactors. 10am - 4pm. Free. 3026 Belvidere Road (Rt. 519).

Historic Preservation Commission of Harmony Township & Harmony Historical Society; 908/213-1600

Saturday, 25; Lebanon

NATIVE BULBS. Well-illustrated lecture and a walk to look for native bulbs like trillium, jack-in-the-pulpit, and native lilies. 1:30 - 3pm. $17. Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 State Highway 31.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

Saturday, 25; Mendham

MUSIC IN THE WOODS. Tom Rice and friends. 7 - 9pm. $15. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.

Schiff Nature Preserve; 973/543-6004

Saturday, 25; New Brunswick

NEW JERSEY FOLK FESTIVAL. The 2020 theme: Oaxaca! Oaxacan culture originates in México Free. Eagleton Institute (Woodlawn), at the corner of George Street and Ryders Lane.

Rutgers University; 848/932-5775

Saturday, 25; Sussex

Friends of High Point State Park; 973/875-4800

Saturday, 25-26; Augusta

MILITARY VEHICLE SHOW AND SWAP MEET. Historic military vehicles from World War 2, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf Wars are on display. Over 200 vendors and reenactors. $7. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..

Military Transport Association of North Jersey; 973/803-9725

Saturday, 25-26; Far Hills

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908-722-1200, x5621

Saturday, 25-26; Franklin

ANNUAL GEM AND MINERAL SHOW. 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. $6. Littel Community Center, 12 Munsonhurst Rd..

NJ Earth Science Association; 973/827-3481

Saturday, 25-26; Lambertville

SHAD FESTIVAL. Artists, crafters, shad hauling demonstrations, guide walking tours, entertainment, and a shad dinner. 12:30 - 5:30pm. Bridge and Union Streets.

Lambertville Chamber of Commerce; 609/397-0055

Sunday, 26; Clinton

Raritan Headwaters Association; 908/234-1852

Monday, 27; Morristown

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. 7pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Thursday, 30; Andover

GALA CELEBRATION OF LOCAL FOOD AND FARMS . Feast on appetizers, main courses and desserts created with the finest local ingredients at tasting stations prepared before you by our region’s finest chefs. 6pm. $125. Perona Farms.

Foodshed Alliance; 908/362-7967

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

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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