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..
YELLOW BRICK ROAD: A TRIBUTE TO ELTON JOHN. Hackettstown Rotary Fundraiser 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.
JWT: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. Family-friendly lecture followed by observing on multiple telescopes. Free. Jenny Jump State Park.
APPALACHIAN SPRING. Aaron Copland's Suite and other beautiful songs by American composers. 7:30pm. Dorothy Young Performing Arts Center Avenue, Drew University.
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.
ROCK N ROLL STEAMPUNK FAIR. Come in costume and enjoy a retro-futuristic assortment of vendors offering jewelry, clothing and more! Live music by A Halo Called Fred, Psych-A-Billy, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams. 10am - 5pm. Washington Ave.
FIBER QUEST. Meet local fiber producers and artisans using locally sourced materials will be the focus of these two weekends. Best of all you'll be able to visit NJ farms where local fiber is being produced! And if that wasn't enough, there will be a daily raffle of goods from these host farms and visiting artisans. You'll get one raffle ticket for each farm visited each day. So…. the more farms you visit in a day the greater your chances of winning! Tickets now available! $5, all attendees must register online.
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..
FAMILY FIRESIDE FUN. Play animal trivia and roast marshmallows under the stars. 5:30 - 7pm. $15. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.
SPACE CAREERS. Family-friendly lecture followed by observing on multiple telescopes. Free. Jenny Jump State Park.
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.
SPRING OPEN HOUSE - CRAFT AND FARMER'S MARKET. Free informative lectures, herb & perennial presentations, tours of our spectacular gardens, as well as a special ‘Friends of Well-Sweep' Craft and Farmers' Market – featuring a variety of vendors. Our largest selection of herb plants will be available on this day. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch or enjoy freshly prepared food from local vendors. 9am - 5pm. Free admission and parking.. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
NA'BODACH, THE BAND. Celtic music for the modern masses, The band has “nabodicizes” traditional tunes and songs by incorporating modern rhythms, styles, and instrumentation. Enjoy the farm's delicious foods which are available for purchase. Seating will be on the farmhouse lawn, with reservations limited in order to observe social distance guidelines.Family friendly, BYOB. No dogs please. 4 - 6:30pm. $15 per person, resv essential. 369 Stamets Road.
RHYTHM METHOD: ON TIME. Brooklyn based string quartet with a multifaceted program exploring themes of time. 2pm. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
TOUR OF SOMERVILLE. World-class bicycle race on the streets of Somerville. Free admission. Main Street.
HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL. A three-day festival will feature up to twenty hot air balloons launching in the evenings and tethered rides as weather permits. The College will showcase their extensive drone program with demonstrations at the drone port. $10; $9 advance. Warren County Community College, 475 NJ-57.
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..
SOAP BOX DERBY. Main Street.
WHAT'S UP IN THE JUNE SKY?. Family-friendly lecture followed by observing on multiple telescopes. Free. Jenny Jump State Park.
WATERLOO CANAL DAY. Live music, canal museum, expanded canal boat exhibit, blacksmithing, historic trades an more! 10am - 4pm. Free. Waterloo Village.
SPRING CRAFT SHOW. A wide variety of handmade items including traditional & country crafts. 10am - 5pm. $4. 134 Main Street, Municipal Field.
OBSERVATIONS OF NOVA RS OPHIUCHI BY SLITLESS SPECTROSCOPY. Family-friendly lecture followed by observing on multiple telescopes. Free. Jenny Jump State Park.
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.
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.
CIVIL WAR DAY. Co. F, 27th Reg't NJ Volunteer Infantry (Bailey's Boys) will have two firing demonstrations at 12 and 2pm. Visitors can also stop by the various displays set up by the soldiers and civilians who accompany the company 11am - 4pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
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.
ARTS, CRAFTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH GREENFEST. A live music, original art, and crafts, celebration in conjunction with GreenFest and the Washington Borough Farmers Market kick off, Explore upcycled and recycled goods vendors, gardening and outdoor groups, environmental preservation exhibitors and related non-profit organizations and vendors. Live music bye The Adventures of Matte Clack, Dende's Reecycled Sounds, Big Bruce & the Messengers. 10am - 5pm. Downtown borough.
THE LOST RAMBLERS. Bluegrass/Country 6 - 8pm. Free. 8 Belvidere Ave..
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..
CANAL & IRON TOWN. This walk will delve into every corner of Stanhope's historic past from iron company town to canal port, and end with a walk along a water-filled section of Morris Canal Greenway. $5. Split Rock Rd..
STREET FAIR. Free. Main Street.
MOSS HENRY & BRYOPHYTES. Unrepentant Honky Tonk 6 - 8pm. Free. 8 Belvidere Ave..
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.
Saturdays • ASTRONOMY TALKS. Presentations followed by observing sessions, weather permitting, at the UACNJ Observatory located 1,100 feet above sea level in Jenny Jump State Forest. The site is one of the few dark sky locations left in the state and features several permanently mounted telescopes from a 7-inch APO refractor to a 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain.
Ongoing • TOURS OF WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS AT THE FORD MANSION. The Washington’s Headquarters Museum includes includes three exhibit galleries, a 30-minute introductory video, and the Discover History Center. Tours of Fords Manion will be made available at 10 and 11am and at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm.