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.
VELVET CARAVAN. Rooted in the gypsy jazz/swing and Latin swing styles, this high-energy, acoustic-based quintet of guitar, violin, standup bass, percussion and keyboards has emerged as one of the shining lights of Savannah’s burgeoning music scene. 1 & 7pm. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
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.
BACKYARD BEEKEEPING. Get started with your own honeybee hives for next spring 10:30am - 12pm. $15. County Admin Building, 165 CR 519 South.
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.
NJ BALLET: ROMEO AND JULIET & MACBETH. For more than half a century, New Jersey Ballet has thrilled audiences from Bergen to Cape May with top quality professional ballet and has given hundreds of thousands of adults and children their first introduction to ballet and inspired in many a lifelong love of the arts. 3pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.
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).
SEASONAL TREE ID HIKE. Join Certified Tree Expert Jack Kuhlman to find a deeper connection to New Jersey native trees and unique ornamentals as he teaches identification in different seasons using leaves, bark, fruit and flowers as clues. 9am - 12pm. $5. 80 Route 206.
TOUCH-A-TRUCK DAY. Over forty dump trucks, fire trucks, ambulances, police cars, military jeeps and lots more parked in one place so kids of all ages can get a close-up look in “a parade that stands still”. 11:30am - 3pm. Free. Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 Rt 31.
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.
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..
PLEIN AIR PAINTOUT. Main Street.
SALUTE TO MILITARY VETERANS. 7:30am - 2pm. Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..
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.
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.
SMOKEHOUSE DEMONSTRATION. 1 - 4pm. Free, donations welcome. Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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..
SEEGER. America’s beloved folksinger/activist is brilliantly brought to life in this mesmerizing solo show. 1 & 7pm. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
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.
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.
RENAISSANCE. Annie Haslam’s still there. 8pm. $44 - $59. 234 Spring Street.
ANNUAL FALL CRAFT FAIR. Visit over 100 tables featuring the work of talented artists and crafters. Bake sale area features home baked goods including the school's famous homemade apple pies! Hot food concessions available all day. 10am - 4pm. Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd..
CSN SONGS. Celebrating the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: an evening of music in support of community revitalization and programs addressing substance addiction. Limited number of VIP tickets, which include 6pm dinner at Gourmet Gallery plus premium concert seating, are available for $125 through firstname.lastname@example.org. 8pm. $40 General Admission; $45 at the door. 30 Main St.
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.
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.
BALLET FOLKLORICO DE MEXICO. Mexico’s most revered traditional dance company. 8pm. 100 South Street.
THE WATER GAP JAZZ ORCHESTRA PRESENTS THE MUSIC OF PHIL WOODS. Director, Matt Vashlishan, was part of the Phil Woods Big Band and has taken the reign to continue Phil’s legacy with The Water Gap Jazz Orchestra. Matt has had the fortune of sharing the stage with musicians such as Phil Woods, Ian Froman, Bill Goodwin, Phil Markowitz ,John Hart, Marko Marcinko, Steve Miller, Bruce Hornsby, Chuck Bergeron, Gary Campbell and many others. 3pm. $40/ $35 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
SONGS OF THE GAELS HARP. Concert with James Ruff 2 - 3:30pm. $20. 450 King George Road.
HOLIDAY GREENHOUSE TOUR. Come experience the pleasure of our greenhouses – filled with unusual blossoms and exotic scents. Join us for an informative lecture-tour of our collection of herbs from around the world. This is a wonderful way to learn about the rare and unusual, as well as familiar herbs. Reservations are required. 11am and 2 pm. Free, reservations are required.. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PETER KARP AND THE ROADSHOW. 8pm. $25 – $30. 30 Main Street.
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING. Main Street.
HOLLY DAY. Six local historic Morris County sites will be decorated for the holidays and there will be special events and surprises at each one. Purchase one ticket which is good all day at the six sites. Holly Day is a long-time, well loved tradition 10 - 4pm. $30 online, $35 at event. Children 12 and under, free.
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.
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.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE BENEFIT FUNDRAISER. Get in the holiday spirit shopping, enjoying music, and exploring three historic buildings at Lusscroft Farm - the Turner Mansion, the "Christmas Cottage" Manager's Home, and the Carriage House/Garage. All three buildings will be festively decorated and filled with interesting vendors, live music and special performances, history displays, food, the Lusscroft Gift Shop, a Bake Sale, the Gingerbread Contest Display, and more! Horse drawn carriage rides add to the festivities. A schedule of performances will be posted at lusscroftfarm.org. Proceeds are for ongoing restoration efforts at this historic farm. 10am - 4pm. $5, under 17 Free. Lusscroft Farm, 50 Neilson Road.
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..
WALPACK CHRISTMAS. Enjoy a Walpack Christmas at the Rosenkrans Museum and the Walpack Methodist Episcopal Church in the historic village of Walpack Center on December 2 and 3 and December 9 and 10 from 1pm to 4 pm. Both buildings will be decorated for the holidays and staffed with volunteers from the Walpack Historical Society. Come and experience Christmas traditions and exhibits from a late nineteenth-century rural farming community. 10 - 5. Old Mine Road.
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE. 1 - 5pm. $20. 450 King George Road.
DUTCH CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE. Open hearth cooking, colonial musicians and Sinterklass. 1 - 4pm. Free, donations welcome. Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HOUSTON PERSON WITH THE DAVE LEONHARDT TRIO. As eclectic as he is talented, Person has recorded everything from disco and gospel to pop and r&b, in addition to his trademark, soulful hard bop. David Leonhardt is a veteran jazz pianist with over 45 years of professional experience. 3pm. $35/ $30 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY. Music, refreshments and tree lighting at Ramsaysburg Homestead Historic Site. 1 - 3pm. Route 46 and Ramseyburg Road.
GLEN MILLER ORCHESTRA. 3pm. $29 - $44. 234 Spring Street.
THE NUTCRACKER. New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.
FIRST NIGHT MORRIS. New Jersey’s biggest and brightest alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts features over eighty performances - representing dance, drama, music and visual arts at venues in and around Morristown. Enjoy live performances, exhibits, activities and demonstrations ranging from popular to classical, homegrown to international. Plus there will be two rounds of fireworks, one at 9:15pm and the other at midnight! 4:45pm - midnight. $20 before December 27.
BEARS IN THE BACKYARD. Find out how we can co-exist with bears. 7 - 8pm. $3. Echo Hill, 42 Lilac Drive.
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.
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.
HARRY JAMES ORCHESTRA. January Music Fest. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
MAPLE SUGARING LIVING HISTORY PROGRAM. Experience first-hand the North American tradition of maple sugaring. Learn about tree ID, Native Americans, and tree tapping. Visit the Sugar Shack and taste real maple syrup! No registration needed. 9am - 2pm. $1. Echo Hill, 42 Lilac Drive.
BIX BEIDERBECKE BIRTHDAY BASH. 7:30pm. 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.