Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

Upcoming events forward from November, 2018

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November 1; Glen Gardner

BEAVER WALK. Look for signs of beavers along our pond, and hope to see the creatures themselves! 5 - 6pm. $3. Miquin Woods, 326 Newport Road.

Hunterdon County Division of Parks & Recreation; 908/782-1158

November 1; North Branch

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

November 2-4; Blairstown

GIRLS' ADVENTURE & LEADERSHIP WEEKEND. Join other girls (Grade 6-12) for a weekend of fun while building leadership skills at our beautiful 264-acre campus located near the Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area. $100 includes programming, meals, and lodging. $85 early bird (10/5). 158 Millbrook Road.

Princeton-Blairstown Center; 908/362-6765

November 3; Belvidere

BACKYARD BEEKEEPING. Get started with your own honeybee hives for next spring 10:30am - 12pm. $15. County Admin Building, 165 CR 519 South.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension; 908/475-6507

November 3; Blairstown

THE HEIMAT QUARTET IN RECITAL. All avid chamber musicians, each player brings a wide array of experience and renewed energy to both the music and the group. 3pm. $27 – $32. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

November 3; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

November 3; Harmony

HOFF-VANNATTA OPEN HOUSE. Tours of restored farmstead including barn, house, wagon shed and summer kitchen. Open hearth cooking demonstrations, re-enactors, house and barn tours. 10 - 4. Free. 3026 Belvidere Road (Rt. 519).

Harmony Historic Preservation Commission; 908/213-1600

November 3; Hillsborough

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

November 3; Lebanon

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

November 3; North Branch

SOUL OF AMERICA. A power punch-packed performance of the greatest soul hits ever written, played by the people who helped make them famous and unforgettable to this day. 8pm. $25 & $35. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

November 3-4; Bedminster

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE. Join us as we kick off the holiday season with two fun days of shopping, refreshments and good cheer!! Featuring farm tables, women's apparel, jewelry, unique gifts and custom furniture. 285 Lamington Rd..

Lamington Lifestyles; 908/439-2034

November 3-11; High Bridge

PLEIN AIR PAINTOUT. Main Street.

Borough of High Bridge; 908/638-6455

November 4; Augusta

SALUTE TO MILITARY VETERANS. 7:30am - 2pm. Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..

Sussex County Fairgrounds; 973/579-0555

November 4; Bedminster

LANTERN WALK. Celebrate “Lanternenlaufen,” a historic European festival marking the end of the agricultural year and the beginning of the harvest, with two walks through the meadows. $25. Fairview Farm, 2121 Larger Cross Road.

Raritan Headwaters Association; 908/234-1852

November 4; Hackettstown

NJ BALLET: SLEEPING BEAUTY. This production is the full-length classical ballet that has drawn people to ballet for more than 100 years. 2pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

November 4; Stanton

SMOKEHOUSE DEMONSTRATION. 1 - 4pm. Free, donations welcome. Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road.

Readington Museums; 908/236-2327

November 6; Morristown

THE WOOD BROTHERS. Roots music trio brings a distinctive flair to their union of folk, blues, gospel, and jazz. Nicole Atkins opens 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

November 7; Princeton

ELIAS BOUDINOT IV WITH DR. JOE WROBLEWSKI. Dr. Joe Wroblewski presents an illustrated talk on Elias Boudinot IV, brother of Morven’s Annis Boudinot Stockton, bringing to light details of this highly effective founding father’s life and work. 55 Stockton Street.

Morven Museum & Garden; 609/924-8144

November 8; Hampton

SHINRIN-YOKU (FOREST THERAPY) . Join naturalist Debra Reed in an effort to combat our indoor epidemic and reap the health benefits of a tranquil, relaxing, guided walk through the forest at Hoffman Park. 11am - 12pm. $5. 26 Baptist Church Road.

Hunterdon County Division of Parks & Recreation; 908/782-1158

November 8; Sussex

TUESDAY TREKKERS. Join volunteer April Oleksy to hike and explore the Iris Trail. 10:30am. $5 suggested donation. High Point State Park, Lake Marcia, 1480 State Route 23.

Friends of High Point State Park; 973/702-0488

November 9-10; Blairstown

BOYS' ADVENTURE & LEADERSHIP WEEKEND. Join other boys (Grade 6-12) for a weekend of fun while building leadership skills at our beautiful 264-acre campus located near the Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area. $100 includes programming, meals, and lodging. $85 early bird (10/5). 158 Millbrook Road.

Princeton-Blairstown Center; 908/362-6765

November 9-18; Hackettstown

APPLES IN WINTER. The play by Jennifer Fawcett is produced at Centenary Stage Company as a part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

November 9-18; Morristown

BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR. This memory play is the celebrated story of the World War I flying ace, credited with 72 victories and billed as the top pilot in the British Empire. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

November 10; Flemington

WILDERNESS FIRST AID COURSE. This 16-hour Wilderness First Aid class will give you the knowledge and skills needed to manage common injuries and illnesses in remote settings. Pre-registration required. 8:30 - 5pm. $130. 42 Lilac Drive.

Hunterdon County Division of Parks & Recreation; 908/782-1158

November 10; Port Murray

DRIED FLOWER WREATH. Using a 12” grapevine base, create a 15” wreath using a wide selection of dried flowers, artemisia, and salal leaves. 1 - 3pm. $49. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

November 11; Bedminster

MUSIC FROM THE HAMILTON ERA. Appearing in period dress and playing instruments authentic to the Colonial period, Anne & Ridley Enslow will discuss Hamilton's life and perform 18th century music from the era. 1 & 2:30pm. $20 per person. $10 museum members. Children 12 and under, free.. Vanderveer House, 3055 River Road, River Road Park.

Friends of Jacobus Vanderveer House; 908/396-6053

November 12; Morristown

BICKFORD BENEFIT ALL-STARS. The annual benefit concert continues with band leader, Dan Levinson, assembling an evening of Jazz All-Stars 7:30pm. $20/ $17 advance. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

November 13; North Branch

SEEGER. America’s beloved folksinger/activist is brilliantly brought to life in this mesmerizing solo show. 1 & 7pm. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

November 14; Lebanon

CLIMATE CHANGE. Hal Benz from the Climate Reality Project will lead us in a slide show and discussion of climate change science, impacts, and solutions. 3 - 4pm. Free but please pre-register.. 1020 State Highway 31.

Hunterdon County Division of Parks & Recreation; 908/782-1158

November 16; Far Hills

THANKFUL LIGHTS. Participants will create their own lantern decorated with a personalized message and attached to an illuminated float that will be released on Buck Garden’s Lower Pond. 5 - 6:30pm. $15. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

November 16; Newton

RENAISSANCE. Annie Haslam’s still there. 8pm. $44 - $59. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

November 17; Augusta

Northwest Christian School; 973/383-9713

November 17; Blairstown

Blairstown Enhancement Committee; 908/362-1399

November 17; Branchburg

CRAFT SHOW & BAKE SALE. Handmade crafts, door prizes, bake sale, refreshments, and free parking. Benefits students and charitable donations. 10am - 3pm. Free. Central School, 220 Baird Rd.

Branchburg Womans’ Club; 908/866-1824

November 17; Flemington

THE HISTORIC LENAPE LIFESTYLE, LIVING WITH NATURE. The ancestral Lenape who once lived in New Jersey made the most of the native plants around them for food, shelter, and medicine. Ages 8-adult. Pre-registration required. 3 - 4pm. $5. 42 Lilac Drive.

Hunterdon County Division of Parks & Recreation; 908/782-1158

November 17; Morristown

BALLET FOLKLORICO DE MEXICO. Mexico’s most revered traditional dance company. 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

November 18; Allamuchy

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894 x338

November 18; Basking Ridge

SONGS OF THE GAELS HARP. Concert with James Ruff 2 - 3:30pm. $20. 450 King George Road.

Farmstead Arts; 908/636-7576

November 23-24; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

November 24; Blairstown

JINGLE ON MAIN. Join us once again for a wonderful small-town tradition, featuring vendors, music, kids crafts, food and, of course, Santa in his own Winter Wonderland. Official Blairstown tree lighting! 12 - 5pm. Main Street.

Blairstown Business Association; 908/362-1214

November 24; Bridgewater

HOLIDAY SWAG WORKSHOP. Colonial Park Gardens' creative staff will guide you while you work with materials such as fresh pine, fir, boxwood, cedar, and arborvitaes. 10 - 11:30am. $35, pre-reg by 11/19. 355 Milltown Road.

North Branch Park; 908/722-1200 x5721

Weekends; November 24 - December 2; Bedminster

COLONIAL CHRISTMAS. Museum tours, holiday shopping with boutique merchants and artisans, festive music, period decorations, reenactors, Santa visits. 10am - 4pm. Vanderveer House, 3055 River Road, River Road Park.

Friends of Jacobus Vanderveer House; 908/396-6053

November 25; Dingmans Ferry, PA

ANIMAL TRACKING. Explore our natural areas for tracks, trails, scat, territory marks, chew marks, and other signs animals leave as they travel through the fields and forests of the Poconos. 10am - 12pm. $5. 538 Emery Road.

Pocono Environmental Education Center; 570/828-2319

November 25; Morristown

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS. Everyone's favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all-new touring production live on stage. 1pm. $56. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 802/255-1826

November 27; Port Murray

CHRISTMAS EVERGREEN WREATH. Create your own fresh evergreen 16″ wreath using various types of pine and holly.Reservations required. 7 - 9pm. $39. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

December 1; Blairstown

PETER KARP AND THE ROADSHOW. 8pm. $25 – $30. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

December 1; High Bridge

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING. Main Street.

Borough of High Bridge; 908/638-6455

December 1; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

December 1; North Branch

A JOYFUL CHRISTMAS. Word-renowned violinist Eileen Ivers and her band joyfully perform a program of American and Irish songs, original tunes and holiday favorites. 8pm. $25 & $35. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

December 1; Port Murray

CHRISTMAS EVERGREEN WREATH. Create your own fresh evergreen 16″ wreath using various types of pine and holly.Reservations required. 10am - 2pm. $39. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

December 1-2; Wantage

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 973/271-6771

December 1-9; Belvidere

GODSPELL. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. 114 Greenwich St..

Country Gate Players; 908/475-1104

Weekends, Dec. 1 - 9; Walpack

Walpack Historical Society; 973/948-4903

December 2; Basking Ridge

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE. 1 - 5pm. $20. 450 King George Road.

Farmstead Arts; 908/636-7576

December 2; Stanton

DUTCH CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE. Open hearth cooking, colonial musicians and Sinterklass. 1 - 4pm. Free, donations welcome. Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road.

Readington Museums; 908/236-2327

December 6; Flemington

CONIFERS AT CHRISTMAS. Take a walk through our gardens to discover how many different evergreens grow here at the Arboretum. Conifers are an ancient & diverse group of trees, but are all conifers evergreens? 12:30pm - 1:30pm. $3. Echo Hill, 42 Lilac Drive.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

December 7; North Branch

THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER. Moscow Ballet’s spectacular scenic design, gorgeous costumes and the exquisite artistry of 40 top Russian dances have made The Great Russian Nutcracker an American holiday tradition not to be missed. 4 & 8pm. $40 & %40. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

December 8; Port Murray

HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE. Using holly and various types of fresh greens, create a delightful centerpiece for your holiday table. 10am - 2pm. $39. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

December 8; Port Murray

EVERGREEN CHRISTMAS TREE. Create a long-lasting festive tree for your holiday table using fresh boxwood, holly, and assorted winter greens. 1:30 - 3:30pm. $45. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

December 9; Allamuchy

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894 x338

December 9; Delaware

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY. Music, refreshments and tree lighting at Ramsaysburg Homestead Historic Site. 1 - 3pm. Route 46 and Ramseyburg Road.

Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead; 908/496-4273

December 9; Newton

GLEN MILLER ORCHESTRA. 3pm. $29 - $44. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

December 14-16; Hackettstown

THE NUTCRACKER. New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

December 31; Morristown

First Night Morris; 973-455-0708

January 7; Flemington

BEARS IN THE BACKYARD. Find out how we can co-exist with bears. 7 - 8pm. $3. Echo Hill, 42 Lilac Drive.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

January 12; Hackettstown

MICHAEL DAVIS AND THE NEW WONDER. Classic jazz from the 1920s and 30s, authentically performed by a New York group inspired by Bix Beiderbecke, Red Nichols, and the California Ramblers opens January Music Fest 2019. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

January 19; Flemington

WINTER TRACKING. Although much of our wildlife is nocturnal and we do not always see it, we can see what animals are around us by the clues they leave behind. 9:30 - 10:30am. $3. Echo Hill, 42 Lilac Drive.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

January 20; Hackettstown

HARRY JAMES ORCHESTRA. January Music Fest. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

January 24; Flemington

EMERALD ASH BORER & CURRENT AFFAIRS. A history of the EAB will be given and an account of what the steps have been taken to mitigate the effects of the EAB in the County and State. 7 - 8pm. Free but pre-register. Echo Hill, 42 Lilac Drive.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

January 26; Flemington

MAPLE TREE TAPPING. Naturalist will demonstrate how to tap a maple tree and participants will help tap approximately thirty trees. 1pm - 2:30pm. $3. Echo Hill, 42 Lilac Drive.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

January 26; Hackettstown

MICHAEL CLEVELAND AND FLAMEKEEPER. January Music Fest presents one of the premier bluegrass fiddlers of his generation with his band delivering some of the most powerful, exciting and authentic bluegrass you can find! 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

February 2; Flemington

WILDLIFE OF HUNTERDON. Learn about the animals living in your own backyard including the coyote, the bear, snakes, bats, and many more. 5 - 6pm. $3. Echo Hill, 42 Lilac Drive.

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

February 9; Hackettstown

MARTHA REDBONE ROOTS PROJECT. Miss Redbone's music flows equally from her own unique, award-winning blend of Native American elements with funk and her deep roots in Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

February 24; 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

March 9; Flemington

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

March 11; Morristown

BIX BEIDERBECKE BIRTHDAY BASH. 7:30pm. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

June 14-22; Delaware River

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.

Delaware River Sojourn; 646/205-2724

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