Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

Upcoming events forward from January, 2018

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January 1;

FIRST DAY HIKES. Guided hikes are scheduled at High Point, Round Valley, Spruce Run, Washington Crossing and other NJ State Parks.

NJ Parks and Forests;

January 1; Augusta

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.

Kitattatinny Valley State Park; 845/667-2015

January 1; Blairstown

FIRST DAY HIKE. The cinder-based Paulinskill Valley rail-trail provides easy, level walking 10am. Footbridge Park .

Paulinskill Valley Rail Trail Committee; 973/875-4800

January 1; High Bridge

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.

Spruce Run Recreation Area; 908/343-8374

January 1; Lebanon

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).

Round Valley Recreation Area; 908/236-6355

January 1; Montague

High Point State Park; 973/875-4800

January 1; Newton

LATKEPALOOZA. Adult Chanukkah party

Temple B'nai Shalom of Sussex County; 973/827-6566

January 1; Ringwood

Ringwood State Park; 973/962-7031

January 1; Sandsyston

Stokes State Forest; 908/948-3820

January 7; Morristown

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.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

January 8; Morristown

BUCK PIZZARELLI’S BIRTHDAY BASH. 8pm. $25. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

January 14; Hackettstown

FREDA PAYNE: TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALD. January Thaw Music Festival 2pm. $30. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

January 14; Morristown

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

January 20; Gillette

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,.

The Raptor Trust; 908/647-1091

January 20; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

January 20; Morristown

CHRIS BRUBECK’S TRIPLE PLAY. 8pm. $50. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3706

January 20; Morristown

RECYCLED PERCUSSION. Dynamic high-energy audience interactive experience filled with comedy, music, amazing staging and of course – brilliant drumming 3pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

January 20; North Branch

A CHORUS LINE. This exciting production features the groundbreaking direction and choreography of Michael Bennett. 8. $25 & $35. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

January 21; Allamuchy

BILL CHARLAP & PETER WASHINGTON. 3pm. $30/ $35 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894x138

January 21; Hackettstown

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..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

January 21; Newton

STEVE SOLOMON. Comedy. 3pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

January 25; Morristown

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

January 26; North Branch

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

January 27; Columbia

TRIVIA NIGHT AT THE WINERY. Teams of four required. 7 - 10pm. $15 includes dinner. 594 State Highway 94.

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

January 27; Hackettstown

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..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

January 27; Newton

THE VENTURES. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

January 28; Morristown

NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: DVORAK’S “NEW WORLD” SYMPHONY. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

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 3; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

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; 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; 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; 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 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 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 10; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

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 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 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; 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 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

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; Columbia

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

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

April 14; Newton

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

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

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 28-29; Franklin

NJ Earth Science Association; 973/827-3481

May 3; Morristown

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

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

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 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 8; Morristown

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

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

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

August 3-12; Augusta

New Jersey State Fair; 973/948-5500

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

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