Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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May

Friday, 20-22; Morristown

AUTOMATACON . An international convention devoted to automata, drawing enthusiasts from around the world. Visitors will have access to exhibitor tables and presentations including technical workshops and panel discussions.  6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum; 973/971-3700

Saturday, 21; Hackettstown

YELLOW BRICK ROAD: A TRIBUTE TO ELTON JOHN. Hackettstown Rotary Fundraiser 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 21; Hope

JWT: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. Family-friendly lecture followed by observing on multiple telescopes. Free. Jenny Jump State Park.

United Astronomy Clubs of NJ; 908/459-4366

Saturday, 21; Madison

APPALACHIAN SPRING. Aaron Copland's Suite and other beautiful songs by American composers. 7:30pm. Dorothy Young Performing Arts Center Avenue, Drew University.

Masterwork Chorus; 973/692-6051

Saturday, 21; Stewartsville

NEWMAN & OLTMAN GUITAR DUO. Festival founders lead a concert performing new music by top composers. 7:30pm. $20 advance, students free. Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church – 17 Greenwich Church Rd.

Raritan River Music Festival; 908/213-1100

Saturday, 21; Washington

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

Saturday, 21-22;

NJ Fibershed

Sunday, 22; Clinton

WHEELS FOR THE WHEEL CAR SHOW. Open to all kinds of vehicles, with awards for best in class and best in show 10am - 3pm. Red Mill, 56 Main St..

Red Mill Museum Village; 908/735-4101

Friday, 27; Mendham

FAMILY FIRESIDE FUN. Play animal trivia and roast marshmallows under the stars. 5:30 - 7pm. $15. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.

Schiff Nature Preserve; 973/543-6004

Saturday, 28; Hope

SPACE CAREERS. Family-friendly lecture followed by observing on multiple telescopes. Free. Jenny Jump State Park.

United Astronomy Clubs of NJ; 908/459-4366

Saturday, 28; Stockton

9 HORSES . An improvising chamber ensemble with mandolins, violin, hardanger d'amore, and bass. 7:30pm. $20 advance, students free. Prallsville Mills – 33 Risler Street.

Raritan River Music Festival; 908/213-1100

Saturday, 28-29; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Sunday, 29; Milford

Bobolink Dairy and Bakeyard; 908/864-7277

Sunday, 29; Morristown

RHYTHM METHOD: ON TIME. Brooklyn based string quartet with a multifaceted program exploring themes of time. 2pm. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

Monday, 30; Somerville

TOUR OF SOMERVILLE. World-class bicycle race on the streets of Somerville. Free admission. Main Street.

Tour of Somerville; 908/725-7223 x13

June

Friday, 3-5; Washington

BalloonFestNJ.com; 908/283-0721

Saturday, 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

Saturday, 4; High Bridge

SOAP BOX DERBY. Main Street.

Borough of High Bridge; 908/638-6455

Saturday, 4; Hope

WHAT'S UP IN THE JUNE SKY?. Family-friendly lecture followed by observing on multiple telescopes. Free. Jenny Jump State Park.

United Astronomy Clubs of NJ; 908/459-4366

Saturday, 4; Stanhope

WATERLOO CANAL DAY. Live music, canal museum, expanded canal boat exhibit, blacksmithing, historic trades an more! 10am - 4pm. Free. Waterloo Village.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 973/292-2755

Saturday, 4-5; Chester

SPRING CRAFT SHOW. A wide variety of handmade items including traditional & country crafts. 10am - 5pm. $4. 134 Main Street, Municipal Field.

Chester Business Association; 908/879-2900

Saturday, 11; Hope

OBSERVATIONS OF NOVA RS OPHIUCHI BY SLITLESS SPECTROSCOPY. Family-friendly lecture followed by observing on multiple telescopes. Free. Jenny Jump State Park.

United Astronomy Clubs of NJ; 908/459-4366

Saturday, 11; Stewartsville

PARKFEST. ParkFest returns with an art show by local artists, exhibits by history and heritage groups, “Authors Alley” and live music. 11am - 5pm. Breadlock Park, 2627 Rt. 57.

Warren County Parks Foundation; 800-554-8540

Saturday, 11; West Milford

HISTORIC DISTRICT WALKING TOURS. Walk through the Historic District and learn how Long Pond contributed to the American Revolution, Civil War and the industrial development of New Jersey. 12 and 2pm. Long Pond Ironworks, Rt 511.

Friends of Long Pond Ironworks; 973/657-1688

Sunday, 12; Oxford

Shippen Manor Museum; 908/453-4381

Friday, 17-25; Delaware River

ANNUAL DELAWARE RIVER SOJOURN. An eight-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

Saturday, 18; Washington

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

Sunday, 19; Oxford

THE LOST RAMBLERS. Bluegrass/Country 6 - 8pm. Free. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381

Saturday, 25; Delaware

TOBY WALKER. Performance by the award-winning blues player with a workshop prior to the show. 3pm. Ramasaysburg Homestead, 140 Rt 46 at Ramseyburg Rd..

Friends of Ramsaysburg;

Saturday, 25; Stanhope

Canal Society of NJ; 973/292-2755

Sunday, 26; Hackettstown

STREET FAIR. Free. Main Street.

Hackettstown BID; 908/835-9200

Sunday, 26; Oxford

MOSS HENRY & BRYOPHYTES. Unrepentant Honky Tonk 6 - 8pm. Free. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Concerts; 908/453-4381


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Ongoing Programs and Events

NJAA Observatory, High Bridge

Weekends • ASTRONOMY PROGRAMS. New Jersey Astronomical Association Observatory is open to the public every weekend from Memorial Day to Halloween. Saturday evening programs begin at 8:30 PM and include a tour of the facility and public viewing of planets/deep space objects through the 26" telescope, as well as other smaller scopes. On Sunday afternoons from 2-5 PM, the public is invited to look at sun spots through the 10" scope equipped with special solar filters. For additional information, call or visit NJAA’swebsite.

Voorhees State Park, Rt. 513. ; 908/638-8500

United Astronomy Clubs of NJ, Hope

Jenny Jump State Park. ; 908/459-4366

Ongoing Tours and Exhibits

Morristown National Historical Park Morristown

30 Washington Place; 973/539-2016 x210

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