FIRST DAY HIKES. Guided hikes are scheduled at High Point, Round Valley, Spruce Run, Washington Crossing and other NJ State Parks.
FIRST DAY HORSEBACK RIDE. Sussex Branch & Paulinskill Valley Rail Trails. Meet at the Chatterbox Restaurant (bring your own horse). 1 - 4pm. corner Rt 15/206.
FIRST DAY HIKE. The cinder-based Paulinskill Valley rail-trail provides easy, level walking 10am. Footbridge Park .
SPRUCE RUN AREA IRON HERITAGE HIKE. All-day fifteen mile hike begins at the Columbia Trail head at the municipal lot. 10am - 12pm. Union Forge Park.
FIRST DAY HIKE. Hike either the Cushetunk or Water Trail and look for signs of new life as the year begins. 10am - 12pm. RVRA South Lot (first right past park office).
FIRST DAY CHALLENGE HIKE. The first, more rugged half of the hike will be on the Appalachian Trail (AT) in scenic High Point State Park. The return will be on the easier Iris Trail, a well-graded, old wagon road. There will be numerous scenic views along the AT on the ridge. Maximum elevation =1600 ft Minimum elevation =1300 ft. Members of NJ Search and Rescue will be along to assist.
LATKEPALOOZA. Adult Chanukkah party
FIRST DAY HIKE. Two self-guided family friendly hikes in the State Park woodlands at the NJ State Botanical Garden. Weather permitting; you can climb to the Mt. Defiance overlook on the Halifax trail and return, or choose an alternate hike without a climb. 1 - 3:30pm. Carriage House Visitor Center.
FIRST DAY HIKES. Silver Mine Hike: Moderate 3.5 hike, hiking boots & winter clothing recommended.First Day Hike to the Tower: Join volunteers from the Friends of Stokes State Forest and the NY NJ Trail conference for moderate to strenuous hike to the Fire Tower on the Appalachian Trail. You won’t be disappointed by the views on this hike! 10am - 12pm. 1 Coursen Rd..
PINKALICIOUS. A girl finds herself in a colorful predicament after her indulgence in too many pink cupcakes causes a severe case of Pinkititis! Ages 4-12 1:30 & 4:30pm. 100 South Street.
BUCK PIZZARELLI’S BIRTHDAY BASH. 8pm. $25. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
FREDA PAYNE: TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALD. January Thaw Music Festival 2pm. $30. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
ALL HANDS ON DECK. Featuring a nine-piece orchestra, classic commercials, tight harmonies, impromptu skits, and over 40 of the greatest American songs ever written, All Hands on Deck is a musical patriotic salute to America. 3pm. 100 South Street.
GREAT HORNED OWLS. Educational program focuses on the amazing Great Horned Owl, including two owls that are winter visitors to New Jersey, and one of our permanent resident owls. Please call to register. 1pm. $10. The Meyersville Inn,632 Meyersville Rd,.
COMEDY NIGHT: LARRY MILLER. As one of Hollywood's most recognizable faces, Larry Miller has appeared in over 100 film and television shows. Miller has made dozens of appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and Real Time with Bill Maher. He has also starred in his own HBO comedy specials and on Broadway in Neil Simon's play, The Dinner Party. His other television credits include Seinfeld, Desperate Housewives, Medium, Burn Notice and Law & Order, in addition to a recurring role on Boston Legal. Miller is the also the only "bad guy" to return on Law and Order as an unrepentant – and uncatchable – wife killer. 8pm. $48. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
CHRIS BRUBECK’S TRIPLE PLAY. 8pm. $50. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
RECYCLED PERCUSSION. Dynamic high-energy audience interactive experience filled with comedy, music, amazing staging and of course – brilliant drumming 3pm. 100 South Street.
A CHORUS LINE. This exciting production features the groundbreaking direction and choreography of Michael Bennett. 8. $25 & $35. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
BILL CHARLAP & PETER WASHINGTON. 3pm. $30/ $35 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
SWING THAT MUSIC! A JAZZ TRIBUTE TO THE THREE LOUIS. January Thaw Music Festival presents vocalist - saxophonist, Danny Bacher, who swings the praises of the three Louis... Armstrong, Prima & Jordan 2pm. $25. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
STEVE SOLOMON. Comedy. 3pm. 234 Spring Street.
THE BIRDLAND ALL-STARS. The group creates new arrangements of contemporary artists, as well as fresh treatments of iconic compositions by Charlie Parker, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. As the band performs, visual artist Jeremy Sutton will create works inspired by the music on stage. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.
YAMATO – THE DRUMMERS OF JAPAN. Continually challenging themselves to reach greater heights, this spirited performance celebrates the strength, hope, dreams and courage in all of us. Feel the uninterrupted vibration of the beat throughout our bodies. 7. $25 & $35. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
TRIVIA NIGHT AT THE WINERY. Teams of four required. 7 - 10pm. $15 includes dinner. 594 State Highway 94.
MATUTO (BRAZILIAN BLUEGRASS). January Thaw Music Festival presents Matuto merging the folkloric music of Brazil with the sounds of all - American bluegrass" 8pm. $22.50. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
THE VENTURES. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: DVORAK’S “NEW WORLD” SYMPHONY. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.
PIANO BATTLE. Internationally accomplished pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis head-to-head, taketurns performing pieces by music’s greatest composers as well as improvising music based on your requests! 7:30pm. 100 South Street.
SLEEPY MAN. A trio of virtuoso bluegrass musicians who play with dazzling vivacity, brothers Jonny, Robbie and Tommy Mizzone continue to drop unique and catchy songs anchored by the driving banjo of youngest brother, 15 - year - old Jonny Mizzone. 8pm. $22.50. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY. Dance maker Paul Taylor is a cultural icon and one of history’s most celebrated artists, hailed as part of the pantheon that created American modern dance. 8. $25 & $35. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
1984. Nextstage Repertory: Student Production Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
SIDELINE. Powerhouse Bluegrass 8pm. 30 Main Street.
AL DI MEOLA. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
THE MOUNTAINTOP. A gripping reimagination of events that took place the night before the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. 8. $25 & $35. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
PETER KARP AND THE ROADSHOW BAND. 8pm. 30 Main Street.
RANKY TANKY. Georgia/Carolina sea island sound with jazz trumpet, gospel vocals, and rocking R&B Rhythm section. 8pm. $25. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
MARCIA BALL. Multiple award winning singer and pianist Marcia Ball will raise the Bickford Theatre roof with her rollicking, infectious band as they celebrate Mardis Gras with her musical gumbo which blends blues, boogie-woogie and Texas roadhouse. 8pm. $40. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
IT’S DARK OUTSIDE. A heartfelt exploration of dementia told through puppetry, mask, animation and live performance, this award-winning adventure tells the tale of an old man chasing his memories as they escape into the wild. 3 & 7. $15 & $20. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER. Enjoy a romantic evening with your loved one with your choice of a bottle of wine, savory entrees, and live music. 594 State Highway 94.
THE HELSINGBORG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.
PEKING ACROBATS. This troupe of elite gymnasts, cyclists, jugglers and acrobats leave audiences breathless, defying gravity with amazing displays of strength, balance, agility, grace and artistry. 7. $25 & $35. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
T.S. MONK. Drummer, bandleader, and composer T. S. Monk and his group pay tribute to his famous father, Thelonious Monk, in this very special evening. 7:30pm. $40. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
SCOTT SHARRARD & THE BRICKYARD BAND. 8:30pm. 30 Main Street.
NY NJ ALL STAR BIG BAND. 18 piece big band play music of Count Basie 3pm. $30/ $35 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
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..
THE MAGIC OF LYN. Eye-defying illusions 3pm. $30. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
DAN LEVINSON’S JAZZ 101. A salute to the trailblazers of America’s original art form. 7:30pm. $20. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
GO, DOG. GO!. P.D. Eastman’s book comes to life in a frolicking musical party that’s gone to the dogs! Featuring audience participation, this hilarious visual spectacle is a musical romp full of surprises, singing/barking, and of course, six lovable dogs! 7:30pm. 100 South Street.
TAYO ALUKO: CALL MR. ROBESON. One of the 20th Century’s most impressive but overlooked figures is revived in this powerful, compelling tour-de-force performance that takes audiences on a roller-coaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable, eventful life. 1 & 7. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
TRIO DA PAZ. Three of Brazil’s most in-demand musicians redefine Brazilian jazz with their harmonically adventurous interplay, beautiful improvisations, and dazzling rhythms. 7:30pm. $25. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
EVIE LADIN & KEITH TERRY. Original folk songs, and deep interpretations of old songs, with the kinetic thrill of percussive dance. 1 & 7pm. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
SUZY BOGGUSS. 8pm. 30 Main Street.
BROADWAY BOUND. Garden State Philharmonic String Quartet 2pm. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
TEA FOR THREE: LADY BIRD, PAT & BETTY. An intimate portrait of three remarkable first ladies who suddenly found themselves in the limelight. 2 & 7. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
MOLSKYS MOUNTAIN DRIFTERS. Grammy - nominated Bruce Molsky on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song with next generation virtuoso guitarist Stash Wyslouch and banjo player Allison de Groot are a force to be reckoned with and are creating some of the most soul - stirring music out there today. 8pm. $25. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
MOE-TION DANCE THEATER. Known for their site - specific work, Glennon's company is dedicated to creating new forms of expression through movement and dance. 3pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
BRASS IN THE BICKFORD. Hanover Wind Symphony 2pm. $25. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
BIX BEIDERBECKE BIRTHDAY BASH. 7:30pm. $20. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
DOREEN OLIVER: EVERYTHING IS FINE UNTIL IT’S NOT. A funny, heartfelt one-woman show about a workaholic film producer whose life goes off-script. 1 & 7. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
RHYTHM OF THE DANCE. World champion dancers, a traditional Irish band, and the Young Irish Tenors. 2 & 7. $25 & $35. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
XY DANCE PROJECT. A unique movement style that blends contemporary dance through the spiritual rhythms of African dance, the grace and peace of Tai Chi and the heart of street dance. 3pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE. 3pm. 234 Spring Street.
THE WIZARDS GARDEN. A lively and vibrant dance performance centered around folktales from China, Sweden, Majorca and Brazil. Students are exposed to literary narrative structures physicalized in performance by the acclaimed professional dancers of Nimbus Dance Works. Appropriate for ages K - 4. 10:30am. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
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..
LUNASA. Lunasa's novel arrangements and unique musical approaches create a singular sound that has propelled Irish acoustic music into exciting new territory. 8am. $30. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
HENDRIK MEURKENS QUARTET. 3pm. $25/ $30 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
NIMBUS DANCE WORKS. 2pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
JERRY VEZZA AND GROVER KEMBLE TOGETHER AGAIN. Local favorites in an evening of wonderful music, entertaining stories, and the good humor that these talented musicians bring with them 7:30pm. $25. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
TROUT SEASON OPENS. Don’t forget your 2018 fishing license!
IYABA IBO MANDINGO: UNFRAMED. An emotional, powerful, and uplifting self-portrait. 1 & 7. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
MARTIN TAYLOR. Taylor has invented and developed a way of playing the guitar that is admired, and often imitated by guitarists all over the world. 1 & 7pm. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
COMEDY NIGHT AND DINNER. Three comedians, dinner, dessert, wine. 7 - 9pm. $25. 594 State Highway 94.
SUMMER OF LOVE. Glen Burtnik band plays oldies. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
TONY DESARE. 3pm. $25/ $30 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
MACHINE DE CIRQUE. Five guys masterfully handle a teeterboard, juggling clubs, unicycles, drums, and even bath towels 8. $20 & $30. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
LUCKY STIFF. Nextstage Repertory: Student Production Lackland Center, 715 Grand 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. Littel Community Center, 12 Munsonhurst Rd..
KEN POPLOWSKI’S BENNY GOODMAN TRIBUTE. 7:30pm. $30. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
NY CITY SLICKERS: BROADWAY — BLUE GRASS. An eight-piece, high energy, progressive Bluegrass band who will give a new twist to Broadway favorites. 8pm. $30. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
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).
CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON: PORTRAIT OF AMERICAN MUSIC. 3pm. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
DICK HYMAN SOLO PIANO. 7:30pm. $35. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
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.
NEW JERSEY STATE FAIR / SUSSEX COUNTY FARM AND HORSE SHOW. This ten day event, NJ’S Largest Agricultural Fair, features agricultural events and education, animals, exhibits, horse shows, carnival, petting zoo, vendors, craft tent, flower and vegetable shows, art, photography, 4-H, chainsaw artist and auction, fair food, free entertainment and much more! $13/ $6 ages 6-12/ $9 Senior. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..
WARREN COUNTY ANTIQUES SHOW AND VINTAGE MARKET PLACE. Shop the best in both high end and country casual antiques, with 150 dealers on site. You’ll find fine art, American and European silver, antique jewelry, 17th-19th century furniture, porcelain, and more. There are antiques, collectibles and vintage items of all kinds to fit your taste and budget. Over the two day show, more than 2,000 attendees with a strong interest in antiques and antique jewelry will visit.Just three miles from Phillipsburg, the scenic and convenient fairgrounds location is easily accessible from I-78, I-80 and Routes 22, 46 and 57. 10am - 4pm. $7 (check www.warrencountyantiqueshow.com for discount coupon). Warren County Farmers’ Fairgrounds, Route 519.
33ND ANNUAL SCANDINAVIAN FEST. Heritage festival celebrating Nordic/Scandinavian cultures: foods, entertainment, reenactors, handcrafts & gifts, kids' events, demonstrating artisans, Vikings (limited pillage & ravaging), Tele Glima Wrestlers, Vinland Longships, medieval reenactors, and the annual all-Jersey wife-carry contest! 10am - 6pm. $11, $13, $14. Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Rd.
WARREN COUNTY PRESERVATION DAY. Explore the Roseberry Homestead and learn about similar sites and programs in Warren County. 10am - 4pm. Free.
ANNUAL PETERS VALLEY CRAFT FAIR. Beautiful American Craft made by 150+ exhibiting artists from across the country. This a juried show of exhibitors, who are each selected for excellence and originality in twelve different media. 10 - 6pm. $9. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Plains Rd..