Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

Upcoming events forward from February, 2018

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February 1; Morristown

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.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

February 2; Hope

PATRICK FITZSIMMONS. 7pm. $10 in advance with dinner reservation/ $15 show only. 319 Hope Johnsonburg Rd. (Rt. 519).

Inn at Millrace Pond; 908/459-4884

February 3; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

February 3; Hillsborough

INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC GARDENING. Learn the basics of organic gardening from pest and disease identification and control to soils, compost, planting and harvesting. 6:30 - 8:30pm. $5. 80 Route 206.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

February 3; North Branch

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.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

February 8-12; Hackettstown

1984. Nextstage Repertory: Student Production Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

February 9; Blairstown

SIDELINE. Powerhouse Bluegrass 8pm. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

February 9; Hope

SHERRY DAVEY. Comedy night 9pm. $10 in advance with dinner reservation/ $15 show only. 319 Hope Johnsonburg Rd. (Rt. 519).

Inn at Millrace Pond; 908/459-4884

February 9; Newton

AL DI MEOLA. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

February 9; North Branch

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.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

February 10; Blairstown

PETER KARP AND THE ROADSHOW BAND. 8pm. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

February 10; Bridgewater

JOSEPHINE, THE EMPRESS GARDENER. Colonial Park Gardens welcomes Garden Historian Lesley Parness for a very special lecture. 11am - 12:30pm. Free. 355 Milltown Road.

North Branch Park; 908/722-1200

February 10; Hackettstown

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..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

February 10; Hillsborough

WINTER SOWING WORKSHOP. Seeds are sown into hand-made mini greenhouses such as old milk jugs and then spend their days outside in the winter sun. 10 - 11:30am. $10. 80 Route 206.

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

February 10; Morristown

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3706

February 10; North Branch

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

February 14; Columbia

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.

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

February 15; Morristown

THE HELSINGBORG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

February 16; North Branch

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.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

February 17; Madison

Madison Arts and Culture Alliance; 973/377-1743

February 18; Bridgewater

Heritage Trail Assn; 732/356-8856

February 22; Morristown

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..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

February 23; Blairstown

SCOTT SHARRARD & THE BRICKYARD BAND. 8:30pm. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

February 25; Allamuchy

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).

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894x138

February 25; 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

February 25; Morristown

THE MAGIC OF LYN. Eye-defying illusions 3pm. $30. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3706

February 26; Morristown

DAN LEVINSON’S JAZZ 101. A salute to the trailblazers of America’s original art form. 7:30pm. $20. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

February 27; Morristown

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

February 27; North Branch

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

March 1; Morristown

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..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3706

March 1; North Branch

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.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

March 2; Blairstown

SUZY BOGGUSS. 8pm. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

March 3; Flemington

Hunterdon County Parks; 908/782-1158

March 4; Bedminster

PYSANKY – THE ART OF EGG DYEING. Learn division of the egg, drawing of designs, use of kistka, techniques of wax and resist method, dyeing process, technique of drilling eggs, removing wax and finishing methods. 12 - 3pm. $30, advance registration is required.. Vanderveer House, 955 US Highway 202/206.

Friends of Jacobus Vanderveer House; 908/735-7985

March 4; Morristown

BROADWAY BOUND. Garden State Philharmonic String Quartet 2pm. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3706

March 9; North Branch

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.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

March 9-11; Dover

OZ!. Junior players 69 Elliot St.

Dover Little Theater; 973/328-9202

March 10; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

March 11; Hackettstown

ST. PATRICK'S PARADE. The streets come alive with area families lining the streets celebrating this Irish-American tradition.

Hackettstown BID; 908/850-5004

March 11; Hackettstown

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..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

March 11; Morristown

BRASS IN THE BICKFORD. Hanover Wind Symphony 2pm. $25. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3706

March 11; Randolph

ANNUAL STORYTELLING & WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL. An afternoon of stories and songs that invite participation and celebrate the coming of Spring. 12:30 - 3:30pm. $6. Student Community Center, 214 Center Grove Rd .

County College of Morris; 973/328-5076

March 12; Morristown

BIX BEIDERBECKE BIRTHDAY BASH. 7:30pm. $20. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

March 13; North Branch

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.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

March 16; Bedminster

Friends of Jacobus Vanderveer House; 908/396-6053

March 17; North Branch

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.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

March 18; Hackettstown

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..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

March 18; Hillsborough

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

March 18; Newton

THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE. 3pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

March 23; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

March 23-24; Oxford

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..

Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center ; 908/637-4125

March 23-25; Dover

Dover Little Theater; 973/328-9202

March 24; Hackettstown

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..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

March 25; Allamuchy

HENDRIK MEURKENS QUARTET. 3pm. $25/ $30 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894x138

March 25; Hackettstown

NIMBUS DANCE WORKS. 2pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

March 25; Ringwood

Skylands Botanical Gardens; 973/962-9534

April 5; Far Hills

HONEY BEES. Join apiarist John Garretson and learn interesting facts about bees. Topics include a bee’s life span, their jobs in the colony, who rules the hive, honey production and more. 1 - 2pm. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

April 5; Morristown

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..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

April 7;

TROUT SEASON OPENS. Don’t forget your 2018 fishing license!

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April 10; North Branch

IYABA IBO MANDINGO: UNFRAMED. An emotional, powerful, and uplifting self-portrait. 1 & 7. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

April 12; North Branch

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.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

April 13; Blairstown

FRIDAY THE 13TH. Celebrate Blairstown’s cinematic notoriety

Blairstown Business Assn; 908/362-1371

April 13; Columbia

COMEDY NIGHT AND DINNER. Three comedians, dinner, dessert, wine. 7 - 9pm. $25. 594 State Highway 94.

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

April 13-22; Dover

HAMLET. Directed by Derek Egidio 69 Elliot St.

Dover Little Theater; 973/328-9202

April 14; Newton

SUMMER OF LOVE. Glen Burtnik band plays oldies. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

April 21-22; Far Hills

SPRING PLANT SALE AND EARTH DAY CELEBRATION. Plant sale, garden lectures, and guided tours. 10am - 5pm. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

April 22;

EARTH DAY.

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April 22; Allamuchy

TONY DESARE. 3pm. $25/ $30 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894x138

April 27; North Branch

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.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

April 27-6; Hackettstown

LUCKY STIFF. Nextstage Repertory: Student Production Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

April 28; Harmony

HOFF-VANNATTA OPEN HOUSE. Tours of restored farmstead that dates from the late 18th and 19t centuries, riber arts and craft demonstrations, open hearth cooking, war re-enactors, hit-and-miss engines. 10am - 4pm. Free. 3026 Belvidere Road (Rt. 519).

Harmony Historic Commission; 908/454-7470

April 28-29; Franklin

NJ Earth Science Association; 973/827-3481

April 29; Basking Ridge

PROJECT E.A.R.T.H. - SWAMP SEARCH!. Scavenger hunt teaches about the importance of the Great Swamp as an ecological and recreational resource. Enjoy environmental activities and games for children of all ages. 12 - 4:30pm. 190 Lord Stirling Road.

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

May 3; Morristown

KEN POPLOWSKI’S BENNY GOODMAN TRIBUTE. 7:30pm. $30. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

May 4-6; Belvidere

Country Gate Players; 908/475-1104

May 4-6; Hackettstown

ANNUAL SPRING FESTIVAL. Amusements, entertainment, food and games, business show. 12 - 10pm. Free!. Hatchery Hill Field/Centenary University, Reece and 5th Avenue.

Hackettstown BID; 908/835-9200

May 5; Morristown

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..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

May 5; Phillipsburg

SPRINGFEST OF MUSIC. 7:30 - 9:30pm. Free. Grace Lutheran Church, 300 Roseberry Street.

Warren County Community Singers; 908/454-5912

May 6; Basking Ridge

ANNUAL FAMILY FUN DAY. Games on horseback for all levels of riders, free pony and hay rides. 8am - 4pm. 256 South Maple Avenue.

Lord Stirling Stable; 908/766-5955

May 6; Layton

Peters Valley Crafts Center; 973/948-5200

May 6; Morristown

CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON: PORTRAIT OF AMERICAN MUSIC. 3pm. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3706

May 6; Washington

SPRINGFEST OF MUSIC. 3 - 5pm. Free. First Presbyterian Church, 40 East Church Street.

Warren County Community Singers; 908/454-5912

May 8; Far Hills

FLOWER & LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY. Lecture and field session. 9 - 11:30am. $35. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

May 8; Morristown

DICK HYMAN SOLO PIANO. 7:30pm. $35. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

May 18-20; Dover

THE SUBJECT WAS DOORKNOBS. (or Lemonade, Amazons and Their Dubious Association With Doorknobs). Comedic thriller written by local playwright Thom Florio. 69 Elliot St.

Dover Little Theater; 973/328-9202

May 25-27; Port Murray

ACOUSTIC GETAWAY. A three-day musical mini-vacation featuring 150 Folk Project members and friends. Preregistration is required. YMCA Camp Bernie.

The Folk Project; www.folkproject.com

June 3; Franklin Township

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.

Colonial Park; 732/873-2459

June 7; Far Hills

FOCUS ON FERNS. Learn their history, reproductive habits, how to identify them and more. 11am. $15. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

June 8-16; Dover

Dover Little Theater; 973/328-9202

June 9; Franklin Township

Colonial Park; 732/873-2459

June 9; Stewartsville

PARKFEST. Jazz in the Park lawn concert, author’s alley, local history displays, art show, classic cars, food vendors and more. Breadlock Park, 2627 Rt. 57.

Warren County Parks Foundation; 908/475-6539

June 16-23; 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

July 13; Blairstown

FRIDAY THE 13TH. Celebrate Blairstown’s cinematic notoriety

Blairstown Business Assn; 908/362-1371

August 3-12; Augusta

New Jersey State Fair; 973/948-5500

August 4; Franklin Township

Colonial Park; 732/873-2459

August 18-19; Basking Ridge

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

August 23; Far Hills

THE MAGICAL MYSTERIOUS MONARCH. Learn about the discovery of the monarch butterfly’s winter destination and about the magical life cycle of the monarch. 10 - 11:30am. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

August 25-26; Harmony

Warren County Antiques Show; 908/343-5873

September 2; Budd Lake

Scandinavian Fest, Inc; 610/417-1483

September 15; Phillipsburg

WARREN COUNTY PRESERVATION DAY. Explore the Roseberry Homestead and learn about similar sites and programs in Warren County. 10am - 4pm. Free.

Warren County Dept. Land Preservation; 908/453-2650

September 29-30; Augusta

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..

Peters Valley Crafts Center; 973/948-5200

October 7; Basking Ridge

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

October 12; Basking Ridge

BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON. Explore the Great Swamp and listen for animal sounds along the swampy trails 6:30am - 7:30pm. $6. 190 Lord Stirling Road.

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

October 13; Phillipsburg

PORK ROLL PALOOZA. Everything from Pork Roll Sliders to Deep Fried Pork Roll and even Pork Roll-themed Beverages! There will be vendors, activities and live music all day!

Town of Phillipsburg; 908/454-5500

October 14; Basking Ridge

LIVE ANIMAL SHOW. Meet some of nature's coolest creatures with ! Eyes of the Wild 1 - 2pm. $5. 190 Lord Stirling Road.

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

October 23; Far Hills

FLOWER & LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP. Autumnal brilliance 9 - 11:30am. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

October 27; Basking Ridge

FALL FESTIVAL. Themed hayrides, pony rides, and other child-friendly activities 5 - 8pm. 256 South Maple Avenue.

Lord Stirling Stable; 908/766-5955

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

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