Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

Upcoming events forward from March, 2017

All events are subject to change or cancellation. Please click or call ahead to confirm.

March 17-19; Morristown

SPRING CRAFT. Artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country. Morristown Armory.

ArtRider; 845/331-7900

March 18; Blairstown

COMEDY NIGHT BENEFIT. Join comedians Johnny Lampert & Sherry Davey, two of the country's premier comedians for a night of laughter & fun! All proceeds benefit RVC's conservation efforts. Wildlife Photo Exhibit included 8 - 9:30pm. $30/early bird, group discounts. Armstrong Hipkins Center for the Arts, Wean Theatre, Blair Academy.

Ridge and Valley Conservancy; 908/362-7989

March 18; Columbia

THE WURST NIGHT AT THE WINERY. Enjoy a dinner filled with mouthwatering cheeses, meats, and wine and celebratory music! 7 - 9pm. 594 State Highway 94.

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

March 18; Hackettstown

XY DANCE PROJECT. A 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. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

March 18; Millington

FOCUS ON RAPTORS PHOTO EVENT. An opportunity for committed shutterbugs to take close-range photographs of our educational raptors in outdoor settings. Registration required. 2 - 4pm. $150 per person. 1452 White Bridge Road.

The Raptor Trust; 973/647-1091

March 25; Belvidere

BACKYARD BEEKEEPING. How to get started 10 - 11:30am. $10. County Admin Building, 165 CR 519 South.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension; 908/475-6507

March 25; Blairstown

Foodshed Alliance; 908-362-7967

March 25; Blairstown

Knot Just Flies;

March 25; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

March 25; Madison

A FESTIVAL OF MUSIC 3 TO BENEFIT THE SEEING EYE. Beacon Hill Musicians is returning to the stage with our third annual benefit concert. 7:30 - 9:30pm. Drew University Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, 36 Madison Avenue.

The Seeing Eye; 973/539-4425

March 25; Morristown

NEW JERSEY CANALS AND LOCAL HISTORY SYMPOSIUM. Presentations about a wide range of topics. 9am - 3pm. Haggerty Center at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave..

Canal Society of New Jersey; macgraphics1@verizon.net

March 25; Sparta

ANNUAL FUND RAISING BANQUET. Raffles, silent auctions for fishing gear, guided trips, jewelry support restoration of Sparta Glen. Open bar, 6pm, dinner, 7:30. $62. Perona Farms, Andover-Sparta Rd.

Trout Unlimited; 908/850-8773

March 25-26; Wantage

MAPLE SUGARING OPEN HOUSE. Learn how sap becomes delicious maple syrup. Ongoing demonstrations of tapping the trees, collecting the sap, and operating the evaporator. Fresh maple syrup available for purchase. 10am - 3pm. 50 Neilson Road.

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 973/262-4732

March 26; Allamuchy

CHICO MENDOZA LATIN JAZZ SEXTET. 3pm. $30/ $25 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894x138

March 26; Hackettstown

MOE - TION DANCE THEATER. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

March 26; North Branch

CHE MALAMBO. Argentine-based company excites audiences through precise footwork and rhythmic stomping, drumming and singing. 3pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

March 30; North Branch

Raritan Valley Community College;

April 1; Basking Ridge

POLLINATORS IN PERIL – NATIVES TO THE RESCUE!. discover why some native plants are more important to butterflies and moths and how people can help increase the numbers in the home garden. 2 - 3pm. $7. 190 Lord Stirling Road.

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

April 1; Blairstown

DON KINCAID AND THE WAIT. 8pm. $25 - $30. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

April 1; Chester

OPENING DAY AT COOPER GRISTMILL. Join in celebrating the beginning of our 38th season 10am - 5pm. 66 Route 24.

Cooper Gristmill; 908/879-5463

April 1; Clinton

MILITARY REENACTMENT DAY. Civil War and Revolutionary War reenactments on site in conjunction with our WWI centennial exhibition opening on April 6th. Free to all active military, veterans and their families. 10am - 4pm. Red Mill, 56 Main St..

Red Mill Museum Village; 908/735-4101

April 1; Hackettstown

NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY. The dances of Nai - Ni Chen fuse the dynamic freedom of American spirit with the grace and splendor of the Asian soul. 2pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

April 1; Randolph

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms; 973/540-0311

April 1-2; 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

April 2; North Branch

GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS. The best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. 3pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

April 6; Morristown

RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET THEATRE: SWAN LAKE. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

April 7; Newton

SHEMEKIA COPELAND. The New Queen of Blues! 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

April 8;

TROUT SEASON OPENS. Don’t forget your 2017 fishing license!

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April 8; East Rutherford

8TH ANNUAL WALK WITH ME AND 5K RUN. A fun-filled day for kids, adults, families and friends to raise funds for people living with disabilities and special needs in our local communities. 9am.

Easterseals New Jersey; 732/257-6662

April 8; Hillsborough

SOURLANDS SMACKDOWN. New Jersey’s only outdoor bouldering competition is a fun day for participants and spectators. 9am.

Sourland Mountain Preserve; 908/231-0802

April 8; Hope

Hope Township Environmental Commission; 908/459-5011

April 8; Mendham

FIGHT INVASIVES. GO NATIVE!. The ten most common invasive plants found in Morris County and various methods for their removal. 10 - 11am. $12/ $8. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.

Schiff Nature Preserve; 973/543-6004

April 8; North Branch

BROADWAY'S NEXT HIT MUSICAL. Master improvisers gather made-up hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

April 8-9; Bound Brook

Friends of the Abraham Staats House;

April 9; Ledgewood

DRAKESVILLE OPEN HOUSE. Tours of King Canal Store, King House Museum and Main Street, Drakesville historic district. 1 - 4pm. Free. 209-213 Main Street.

Roxbury Historic Trust; 973/584-1457

April 9; Wantage

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 973/702-2289

April 13; High Bridge

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

April 13; Newton

CARBON LEAF. Ether-Electrified Porch Music. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

April 15; Blairstown

CHRIS BERGSON BAND. 8pm. $25 - $30. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

April 15; Morristown

THE ILLUSIONISTS: LIVE FROM BROADWAY. 4:30 & 7:30pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

April 15; Newton

DEL & DAWG. Del McCoury and David Grisman 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

April 21; Bernardsville

CROAKS, TRILLS, AND SPLASHES!. Start with a short slide presentation of the frogs of the sanctuary, and then we’ll head out with flashlights, buckets, and nets to the ponds. 7 - 8:30pm. 11 Hardscrabble Road .

Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary; 908/396-7409

April 21; Blairstown

KINKY FREIDMAN. 8pm. $25 - $30. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

April 22;

EARTH DAY.

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April 22;

CAREGIVERS CONFERENCE IN SUSSEX COUNTY. Free event for caregivers featuring three workshops, free breakfast and lunch Registration required. 9am - 1pm. Newton Medical Center Romano Conference Center.

United Way of Northern NJ; 973-993-1160x305

April 22; Blairstown

A LEGACY OF VEGETABLE GARDENING. Sussex County Master Gardener presents on different aspects of vegetable gardening 10:30 - 11:30am. Free. Catherine Dickson Hoffman Library 4 Lambert Road.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension; 908/475-6507

April 22; Blairstown

Blairstown Business Association; 908/362-1371

April 22; Peapack

27TH ANNUAL STREAM CLEANUP. A large-scale effort which last year drew over 1,350 volunteers to dozens of river and stream sites in Hunterdon, Somerset and Morris counties 9am - 12pm. Natirar Park, 2 Main Street.

Raritan Headwaters Association; 908/234-1852

April 22; Succasunna

FOLK 60’S MUSIC WITH CHARLIE ZAHM. 7:30 - 9:30pm. $20/ $15 online. Investors Bank Theater, 72 Eyland Ave.

Roxbury Arts Alliance; 862/219-1379

April 22-23; 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. $5. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..

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

April 22-23; 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 23; Allamuchy

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

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall; 908/852-1894x138

April 23; Columbia

BROOK HOLLOW WINERY COOK OFF!. Sign up to be a contestant or a judge. The only requirement for this cook off is that your recipe must incorporate at least one wine from Brook Hollow Winery! 1 - 4pm. 594 State Highway 94.

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

April 23; Ringwood

EARTH DAY FAMILY WOODLAND WALK. An easy, kid-friendly walk in the Garden's woodlands 10am. $5; Seniors: $3; Ages 6-18: $1; Under 6: free. 20 Morris Rd..

Skylands Botanical Gardens; 973/962-9534

April 27; Augusta

ARTISANS FAIRE. Professional artisans featuring artwork, photography, pottery, sculpture, floral & fiber arts. Music & light refreshments. Benefits the Richards Building Renovation Project 5 - 9pm. 37 Plains Rd..

Sussex County Fairgrounds,; 973/383-9713

April 28; Mount Tabor

MARTY STUART AND HIS FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES. 7:30pm. $45. 31 Simpson Ave..

At The Tabernacle Concert Series;

April 29; Harmony

HOFF-VANNATTA OPEN HOUSE. Tours of restored farmstead that dates from the late 18th and 19t centuries, including barn, house, wagon shed and summer kitchen. 10am - 4pm. Free. 3026 Belvidere Road (Rt. 519).

Harmony Historic Commission; 908/454-7470

April 29; New Brunswick

NEW JERSEY FOLK FESTIVAL. Turkish Traditions! Live music and dance performances, an astounding array of crafts and food vendors as well as children's activities and heritage demonstrations. Free. Eagleton Institute (Woodlawn), at the corner of George Street and Ryders Lane.

Rutgers University; 848/932-5775

April 29; North Branch

TAYLOR, CHAPIN & EVA. Together, the exceptional artistry of these renowned musicians create an unparalleled musical dynamic and unique new sound. 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

April 29; Washington

ARTS, SWEETS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL. 10am - 5pm. Washington Ave.

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

April 29-30; 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

April 29-30; Franklin

NJ Earth Science Association; 973/827-3481

April 29-30; 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

April 30; 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 2; Far Hills

GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP. Alternative approaches to landscape and flower photography. 9 - 11:30am. $35. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

May 4; Morristown

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA. Wynton Marsalis and fifteen of today’s finest jazz soloists and ensemble players 8pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

May 5-7; Blairstown

INTRODUCTION TO BACKPACKING. This hands-on skill development course will prepare you for an overnight trek. Meals included. $156. 50 Camp Rd.

Mohican Outdoor Center; 908/362-5670

May 5-7; 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 6; Clinton

DAY AT THE RACES. Kentucky Derby Party benefits the Red Mill. Red Mill, 56 Main St..

Red Mill Museum Village; 908/735-4101

May 6; Newton

10,000 MANIACS. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

May 6; Pohatcong

SPRING OPEN GREENHOUSE. Visit our native plant nursery and farm in the height of spring planting season. Join us for a behind-the-scenes nursery and farm tour. 10am - 4pm. Register for directions: rachel@wildridgeplants.com.

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

May 6; Stockton

NEWMAN & OLTMAN GUITAR DUO. Edward, Virginia, and Diana Brewer (harpsichord, oboe, soprano) Raman Ramakrishnan, cello Soclair on the Delware: A Tribute to the Artistry of the Soclair Music Festival 7:30pm - 9:30. Advance $21. Prallsville Mills, 22 Risler Street (Route 29).

Raritan River Music Festival; 908/213-1100

May 6-7; Morristown

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum; 973/326-7601

May 6-7; North Branch

BEND BEND. Using shadow and projection, theatre artist Kimi Maeda retells the story of her father and Noguchi, both of whom were incarcerated in a camp in Poston, Arizona. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

May 6-7; Ringwood

Skylands Botanical Gardens; 973/962-9534

May 7; Belvidere

FOOD TRUCK EVENT. All you can eat from four of best food trucks in New Jersey. Wine tasting and wine by the glass and bottle will be available. Reservations are required! 1 - 4pm. 783 County Road 519.

Four Sisters Winery; 908/475-3671

May 7; Franklin

Franklin Mineral Museum; 973/827-3481

May 7; Layton

Peters Valley Crafts Center; 973/948-5200

May 8; Belvidere

TURF INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT. Learn all of the science on how to care for your lawn in a sustainable way and save money on lawn care supplies and chemicals 10 - 11:30am. $10. County Admin Building, 165 CR 519 South.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension; 908/475-6507

May 12; Morristown

GUGU DRUM GROUP FROM SHANGHAI. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

May 13; Hopatcong

LAKE HOPATCONG BLOCK PARTY. Visit the museum or the many vendors who will be at the park, including great food, boats, and demonstrations. 10am - 5pm. Hopatcong State Park, 260 Lakeside Blvd.

Lake Hopatcong Foundation; 973/663-2500

May 13; Newton

TIMOTHY B SCHMIT. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

May 13; Stanton

ADAM TULLY TRIO. 100 Years of Tango: New Tango Sounds Direct from Buenos Aires 7:30pm - 9:30. $21 (adv). Stanton Reformed Church, 1 Stanton Mountain Road (at Route 629).

Raritan River Music Festival; 908/213-1100

May 14; Belvidere

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH. Under the tents with live music. 12 - 4pm. 783 County Road 519.

Four Sisters Winery; 908/475-3671

May 20; Andover

HUDSON FARM SPRING CHARITY HIKE. Hike trails at Hudson Farm to benefit Hopatcong's local serivce organizations. 270 Stanhope-Sparta Rd.

Hudson Farm Club; 973/398-4330

May 20; Blairstown

JAMES MADDOCK. 8pm. $25 - $30. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

May 20; Clinton

ABENDMUSIK. Music for Baroque Violins and Violas da Gamba) Coprario’s Music: Ensembles from the Time after Queen Elizabeth I 7:30pm - 9:30. $21 (adv). Clinton Presbyterian Church, 91 Center Street.

Raritan River Music Festival; 908/213-1100

May 20; Washington

SCI-FI FANTASY DAY. Fans of science fiction, fantasy, anime and manga gather to participate in games, contests, shop and to meet experts, famous personalities, and each other. Washington Ave.

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

May 20-21; Wantage

Lusscroft Farm; 862/268-1557

May 21; Harmony

WARREN COUNTY PRESERVATION DAY. Explore the Van Nest Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead and learn about similar sites and programs in Warren County. 10am - 4pm. Free. 3026 Belvidere Road (Rt. 519).

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

May 21; Newton

OAK RIDGE BOYS. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

May 22; Somerset

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May 23; Far Hills

CREATING A BUTTERFLY GARDEN. Plan a butterfly paradise that will attract Monarch butterflies that will only lay eggs on milkweed and black swallowtails that prefer plants in the carrot family. 9 - 11:30am. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

May 24; Blairstown

SHANNON MCNALLY. 8pm. $25 - $30. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

May 24; Bloomsbury

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

May 26-29; Somerville

Tour of Somerville; 908/725-7223 x13

May 27; Millbrook Village

Millbrook Village Society/National Park Service; 908/496-4458

May 27; Stewartsville

BEETHOVEN BANQUET. Thomas Sauer, piano Grace Park, violin Karen Ouzounian, cello 7:30pm - 9:30. $21 (adv). Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church 17 Greenwich Church Road (at Route 173).

Raritan River Music Festival; 908/213-1100

May 29; Columbia

MEMORIAL PICNIC BY THE RIVER. Music, tours, BYO picnic at the Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead along the Delaware River. Ramsaysburg Rd, and Rt 46.

Knowlton Twp Historic Commission; 908/475-5352

June 2-4; Blairstown

FAMILY ADVENTURE GETAWAY. Kids stay and eat for FREE! Crafts, games, swimming & more. Lodging and meals included. $203. 50 Camp Rd.

Mohican Outdoor Center; 908/362-5670

June 3; Bernardsville

NATIVE PLANT SALE. Turn your backyard into a haven for wildlife. 9am - 4pm. 11 Hardscrabble Road .

Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary; 908/396-7409

June 3; Blairstown

ART IN PROGRESS. Artists from the gallery demonstrate their work. 23 Main Street.

Gallery 23; 908/362-6865

June 3-4; Augusta

CRAWFISH FESTIVAL. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..

MVA Productions; 973/948-5500

June 3-4; Chester

SPRING CRAFT SHOW. A wide variety of handmade items including traditional & country crafts. 10am - 5pm. $4. Routes 206 & 24/513.

Chester Business Association; 908/223-2665

June 4; Clinton

BRITISH CAR DAY. Classic British cars showcased on the Museum's historic grounds. 10am - 3pm. $9/ $7 seniors/ $5 ages 6-12. Red Mill, 56 Main St..

Red Mill Museum Village; 908/735-4101

June 8; Mendham

Schiff Nature Preserve; 973/543-6004

June 10; Budd Lake

Skylands Songwriter's Guild;

June 10; Franklin Township

Colonial Park; 732/873-2459

June 10; Hackettstown

SPRING CONCERT. Brahms, Holst, Haydn, Korsakov, Adam Free. First Presbyterian Church, 298 Main Street.

Stone Soup Symphony;

June 11; Belvidere

FOOD TRUCK EVENT. All you can eat from four of best food trucks in New Jersey. Wine tasting and wine by the glass and bottle will be available. Reservations are required! 1 - 4pm. 783 County Road 519.

Four Sisters Winery; 908/475-3671

June 16; Augusta

Sussex County Fairgrounds,; 973/383-9713

June 17; Columbia

Knowlton Twp Historic Commission; 908/475-5352

June 17-23; 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

June 18; Belvidere

FATHER’S DAY BBQ . Pulled pork, pork ribs, and chicken with baked beans, coleslaw, baked potato’s, salad, bread and dessert. Live music, games and fun for the whole family. 12 - 4pm. 783 County Road 519.

Four Sisters Winery; 908/475-3671

June 24; Columbia

CONCERT IN THE BARN. 6pm. Free. Ramsaysburg Rd, and Rt 46.

Knowlton Twp Historic Commission; 908/475-5352

June 24; Finesville

POHATCONG GARDEN TOUR. $25 / $55 winery train.

Pohatcong Township Historic Preservation Commission; 908/387-1493

June 24; Millbrook Village

OLD FASHIONED INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION. Celebrate independence in a re-created 19th century agricultural support village. The event includes hands-on activities, craft demonstrations, and a watermelon eating contest. 10am. Old Mine Road & Cty Route 602.

Millbrook Village Society/National Park Service ; 570/426-2430

June 24; Mount Arlington

ANNUAL ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT SHOW. Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club, North Bertrand Road and Willow Street.

Lake Hopatcong Antique and Classic Boat Society;

June 24; Stanhope

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

June 24; Washington

CAR AND TRUCK SHOW. Vehicles of all types dating back as far as the 1920s. A host of vendors will participate in the Green Fair, which will also include special activities and demonstrations. Washington Ave.

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

June 25; Clinton

AGRO-INDUSTRY DAY. Red Mill, 56 Main St..

Red Mill Museum Village; 908/735-4101

June 25; Ringwood

Highlands Nature Friends; 973/835-2160

July 1-9; Kutztown, PA

Kutztown Folk Festival; 610/683-1537

July 8-9; Newton

Wilbur’s Country Store; 908/362-8833

July 9; Belvidere

FOOD TRUCK EVENT. All you can eat from four of best food trucks in New Jersey. Wine tasting and wine by the glass and bottle will be available. Reservations are required! 1 - 4pm. 783 County Road 519.

Four Sisters Winery; 908/475-3671

July 15; Chester

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

July 15; Franklin Township

ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY. Lectures, workshops, plants, music and refreshments. 11am - 3pm. $3 suggested donation. Mettlers Road.

Colonial Park; 732/873-2459

July 15; Hackettstown

DRIVE - A TRIBUTE TO THE CARS. Summer Jamfest 8pm. $27.50. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

July 21; Far Hills

SECRET LIFE OF TREES. Learn how to figure out the age of a tree, which trees offer food and shelter to wildlife, and more. 10 - 11:30am. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

July 22; Hackettstown

DOO WAH RIDERS. Summer Jamfest, high energy country with a cajun twist. 8pm. $30. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

July 23; Ringwood

BIRDING FOR BEGINNERS WALK AND TALK. Bergen County Audubon Society 150 Snake Den Road .

The New Weis Center; 973/835-2160

July 29; Columbia

CONCERT IN THE BARN. 6pm. Free. Ramsaysburg Rd, and Rt 46.

Knowlton Twp Historic Commission; 908/475-5352

July 29; Hackettstown

THE BRITISH INVASION. Summer Jamfest. 8pm. $27.50. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

July 29-5; Harmony

Warren County Farmer’s Fair; 908/859-6563, www.warrencountyfarmersfair.org

August 4-13; Augusta

New Jersey State Fair; 973/948-5500

August 5; Hackettstown

PEACHERINE RAGTIME SOCIETY ORCHESTRA. Summer Jamfest. The ensemble underscores a selection of silent films, including One AM with Charlie Chaplin, Cops with Buster Keaton & Big Business with Laurel and Hardy. 8pm. $27.50. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

August 12; Hackettstown

DR. KS MOTOWN REVUE. Summer Jamfest. 8pm. $27.50. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

August 17; Mendham

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

August 20; Ringwood

MUSHROOM FORAY. A guide from NJ Mycological Association will conduct a walk to search for mushrooms, followed by an identification session at the picnic tables 10am. 150 Snake Den Road .

The New Weis Center; 973/835-2160

August 26; Columbia

CONCERT IN THE BARN. 6pm. Free. Ramsaysburg Rd, and Rt 46.

Knowlton Twp Historic Commission; 908/475-5352

September 3; Budd Lake

33ND ANNUAL SCANDINAVIAN FEST. Heritage festival celebrating Nordic/Scandinavian cultures:foods, entertainment, reenactors, handcrafts & gifts, kids'events, demonstrating artisans, Vikings (limited pillage & ravaging), talks, and the 8th annual all-Jersey wife-carry contest! 10am - 6pm. $11, $13, $14. Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Rd.

Scandinavian Fest, Inc; 610/417-1483

September 9-10; Belvidere

Belvidere Victorian Days; 908/310-4283 or email daysvictorian@aol.com

September 9-10; Chester

Historic Chester Village; 908/879-2900

September 16; Pohatcong

FALL OPEN GREENHOUSE. Behind-the-scenes nursery and farm tour and a special discount on native wildflowers, shrubs, grasses, and more. 10am - 4pm. Register for directions: rachel@wildridgeplants.com.

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

September 16-17; Millbrook Village

Millbrook Village Society/National Park Service; 908/496-4458

September 16-17; Newton

Wilbur’s Country Store; 908/362-8833

September 23; Mount Tabor

Mount Tabor Historical Society; 973/975-0001

September 23; Washington

FESTIVAL IN THE BOROUGH. Warren County’s largest music and street festival features three stages of entertainment with an array of musical genres, vendors, children's activities, rides, an assortment of food.

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

September 23-24; 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

September 23-24; Franklin

61ST ANNUAL FRANKLIN-STERLING HILL GEM AND MINERAL SHOW. Dealers, gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, stone carvings, lectures, literature, fluorescent mineral exhibits, mineral collecting, museum tours and the traditional swap/sell. $7/ $4 ages 6-16. Franklin School, Washington Ave..

Franklin Mineral Museum; 973/827-3481

October 1; Basking Ridge

Environmental Education Center; 908/766-2489

October 1; Wantage

ANNUAL AUTUMN LEAVES HIKE . Guided group hike. Pre-register with leader, Kevin Mitchell, at kmitchel@ptd.net. 2 - 3:30pm. Free. 50 Neilson Road.

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 973/702-2289

October 14; Hopewell

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

October 14-15; Chester

CHESTER'S 34TH ANNUAL HARVEST CELEBRATION. Enjoy this free two-day event with live entertainment, games, pumpkin carving, antique car show, apple press. Don’t miss the Soup and Chili chef competition on Saturday! 11 - 5. Free. Routes 206 & 24/513.

Historic Chester Village; 973/223-2665

October 15; Delaware

RIVERSIDE FALL FESTIVAL. Music, storytelling by the campfire, pumpkin painting, corn husk dolls, wine tasting, tours of the Ramsaysburg Homestead historic site, refreshments. 1 - 3pm. Route 46 and Ramsaysburg Road.

Knowlton Township Historic Commission; 908/475-5352

October 21; Finesville

HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR FOR POHATCONG TOWNSHIP. Explore an eclectic mix of stone and clapboard structures dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. 10 - 4. $25 / $55 winery train. Alba Vineyard, 269 Route 627.

Pohatcong Township Historic Preservation Commission; 908/387-1493

October 21; Millbrook

OCTIVITIES. Village buildings will be open with self-guided tours and historic demonstrations, and a variety of seasonal crafts. Free. Old Mine Road & Cty Route 602.

National Park Service; 570/426-2452

October 24; Far Hills

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

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

November 5; Far Hills

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908/234-2677

November 18; Morristown

Wild Ridge Plants; 908/319-7230

December 2-3; Millbrook

Millbrook Village Society/National Park Service ; 973/875-3461

December 2-3; Wantage

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE BENEFIT FUNDRAISER. Explore the Turner Mansion & Manager's Dwelling, festively decorated and filled with vendors, farmers, a bake sale, and a gift shop. Proceeds for ongoing restoration efforts at this historic farm. 10am - 3pm. $5, under 17 Free. Lusscroft Farm, 50 Neilson Road.

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 973/271-6771

December 10; Delaware

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

Knowlton Township Historic Commission; 908/475-5352

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