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"It’s always tea time.”- The Mad Hatter, in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland

Did someone say teapot races? The second annual Rock & Roll Steampunk Fair is happening this Saturday in Washington Borough and yes, you may witness teapots on wheels, like the one pictured here from the Washington BID's Facebook page, rolling down the pavement!

So get decked out in a creative costume and meet fellow Steampunk fans, from near and far! (Or just come as you are to enjoy an interesting music and arts festival. Fan status not required, but perhaps you will become one!) The Explore Warren team will be joining in on the fun as a vendor; find our table on the main drag near Buttzville Brewing to say hello and enter for a chance to win free admission to the Balloon Fest being held June 3-5, just a hop, skip and a jump down Route 57 at Warren County Community College.

As always, there are many other happenings going on this week in Warren County, including Yellow Brick Road: A Tribute to Elton John at Centenary Stage Co. So wherever you roam, happy trails and Happy Wanderings! 

Starting May 18, 2022

 
This Week: 

Playwriting Workshop for Young Writers

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

Is your child the next bard? Join a teaching artist from The Children's Theatre of New Jersey for a workshop to bring your ideas, thoughts, and voice to the page and possibly the stage!

Ciro Patti, Jr. @ Draught House

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Break up the week with solo acoustic music from Ciro Patti, Jr. Enjoy good food and delightful adult beverages.

Spring Clean Up with BEC

Friday, May 20, 2022 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Get involved in your town! Blairstown that is! All hands are appreciated for this two day clean up event!

A Night at the Races Beefsteak presented by DASACC

Friday, May 20, 2022 - 6:00pm

Watch a videotaped horse race narrated by America’s top-rated announcers. All the suspense and close-up action that will make you feel like you are at the racetrack. Purchase your own horse and name it in the program. And have a great meal!

Water Street Album Release @ Roy's Hall

Friday, May 20, 2022 - 8:00pm

Born in 2011 in the northwest hills of Blairstown NJ, Water Street's music is a unique blend of pop, alternative rock, folk, and Americana elements. The band also covers several acoustic pop, classic rock, and blues songs. Join them at Roy's Hall for their album release "All We Tried to Be" with special guest Andie Baldwin.

Mountain Lake Firehouse Yard Sale

Saturday, May 21, 2022 -
8:00am to 12:00pm

Come see what you can find at the 2nd Annual Mountain Lake Firehouse Yard Sale! This benefits the Mountain Lake Community Association and Mt. Lake Ladies Auxiliary.

Rock & Roll Steampunk Fair hosted by Washington BID

Saturday, May 21, 2022 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Come in costume and visit the Explore Warren table! Live music with Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Psych-A-Billy and A Halo Called Fred. Rock & Roll and music-related vendors, Steampunk vendors, jewelry, clothing, and more!

Jr. Ranger Angler Workshop @ Alumni Park

Saturday, April 9, 2022 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Saturday, May 21, 2022 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Sunday, June 5, 2022 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

This is a free event where children can earn their Junior Ranger Angler badge. As a series of three workshops presented in an educational and tabling format, children will have the chance to interact with professionals and learn when and where to fish, river ecology and watersheds, fish found in local rivers, fishing regulations, and how to fish safely.

Pop-up BBQ @ CzigMeister

Saturday, May 21, 2022 -
1:00pm to 7:00pm
Sunday, May 22, 2022 -
1:00pm to 7:00pm

A new summer pop-up BBQ series starts this weekend at Czig Meister Brewing featuring James on Main. Food includes chopped brisket, hot fried chicken tenders, and fresh cut fries!

May Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, May 21, 2022 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, May 28, 2022 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Formal wine tasting followed by dinner and dessert, paired with dessert wine. An educational wine cellar tour describes the processes of wine making and then off with the shoes and socks for the ever-popular Barefoot Grape Stomping! $42.50/person, plus tax. Tickets are required; please call 908-475-3671.

Argentinian Dine in the Vines at Villa Milagro

Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 6:30pm

Argentina is the world's 8th largest country and has more cattle than people! It's no wonder that Asado (BBQ) is so popular. Grab your gaucho pants and let Chef Maria Monjes, owner of The Sizzle, Argentinian BBQ in Hackettstown, cook for you!

Raritan River Music presents Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo

Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 7:30pm

The 33rd Annual Raritan River Music Festival presents RRMF founders Newman and Oltman featuring Yenne Lee, Hannah Murphy, and Phil Goldenberg leading a concert of Mannes alumni and faculty performing hits of top composers.

Yellow Brick Road: A Tribute to Elton John

Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 8:00pm

A sensational tribute to Elton John from trained jazz pianist, Gerald Brann, will leave you wanting more. From the costumes to the music to climbing on the piano, this show is sure to deliver positive energy!

Vintage Game Night @ Man Skirt

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Do you miss the old days? Head over to Man Skirt for a vintage game night complete with consoles from your childhood. Bring snacks and friends!

 
Continuing: 

Camp Crystal Lake Tours

Saturday, May 14, 2022
Friday, May 20, 2022
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Friday, June 3, 2022
Saturday, June 4, 2022
Sunday, June 5, 2022

There are still plenty of tickets left for this weekend! You can tour Camp Crystal Lake even after Friday the 13th! Tickets are on sale now for shorter and longer tours. Don't miss out!

Brook Hollow Live Weekend Music

Friday, May 6, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, May 7, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, May 8, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday, May 13, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, May 14, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, May 15, 2022 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Friday, May 20, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, May 21, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, May 22, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday, May 27, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, May 28, 2022 -
12:00pm to 2:30pm
Saturday, May 28, 2022 -
3:00pm to 5:30pm
Sunday, May 29, 2022 -
12:00pm to 2:30pm
Sunday, May 29, 2022 -
3:00pm to 5:30pm

Join Brook Hollow this weekend for live music and wine! Live musicians includes Scott Messina, SAGE and Bill Ruddy.

Live Music @ Tiptons Tavern

Friday, May 20, 2022 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 9:00pm
Friday, May 27, 2022 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Live music this Friday with Fine and Mellow and Saturday with Harmony Garage Band.

Live May Music @ Panther Pub

Friday, May 6, 2022 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Friday, May 20, 2022 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday, May 22, 2022 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Friday, May 27, 2022 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday, May 29, 2022 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Get your live music on Friday with PS Xperiment and Sunday with the Noble Brothers!

Little Ridge Vineyards May Music

Saturday, May 7, 2022 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, May 8, 2022 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, May 15, 2022
Saturday, May 21, 2022 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, May 22, 2022 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Sunday, May 29, 2022 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Coming to Little Ridge Vineyards in May! Live Music and Food Trucks! This Saturday and Sunday features Rave On and Allan Willcockson.

Live Music @ Brass Rail Phillipsburg

Saturday, May 7, 2022 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Friday, May 13, 2022 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 8:00pm
Saturday, May 21, 2022 -
8:30pm to 11:30pm
Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 9:00pm

This Saturday enjoy Timewhys.

Music at Milagro 2022

Saturday, May 14, 2022
Sunday, May 15, 2022
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Sunday, May 29, 2022

Music at Villa Milagro is back! Great wine and great views while being taken away on music notes! This weekend features Joe Popik and Julianna Sweeney.

May Sunday Brunch @ Asbury Coffee Mill

Sunday, May 8, 2022 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, May 15, 2022 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, May 22, 2022 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, May 29, 2022 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Relax with Sunday brunch and live music with Joe Frame.

Tuesday Cruise Night at Joe's Steak Shop

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 -
4:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 -
4:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 -
4:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 -
4:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 -
4:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 -
4:00pm to 9:00pm

Joe's Steak Shop is hosting their 18th season of Cruise night. Bring a friend, a chair, and enjoy the music, cars, and delicious food and drinks.

 
Community Corner: 

After School Activities at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 3:20pm to Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 4:20pm

Various after school activities including art, games, yoga, outdoor adventure and cooking instruction, for a range of age groups. All conducted 3:20-4:20pm on either Monday, Tuesday or Thursday, depending on the activity chosen.

 
More Things to Do: 

Save the Date for THREE Balloon Festivals!

Balloon fest season is just around the corner! Mark your calendar now so you don't miss the Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Arts & Crafts Festival on June 3-5 at Warren County Community College, the Warren County Farmers’ Fair and Hot Air Balloon Festival July 30-August 6 at the fairgrounds in Harmony, and then back at the college September 23-25. Order tickets online at BalloonFestNJ.com through June 1 for a discount on the first fest. It features daily musical entertainment, vendors, arts & crafts, daily drone demonstrations, food trucks, children's activities, tethered balloon rides starting at 4:30pm, and Mass Hot Air Balloon Launches nightly at 6:30pm. Full flight balloon rides are also available. Saturday features the Hot Rides & Hot Air Balloons Car & Truck Show with 100% of proceeds benefitting Operation Chillout. Visit www.balloonfestnj.com for all the details!

 
Plan Ahead: 

"Sleepless in Seattle" Sleep Management Clinic @ Rutherfurd Hall

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Did you know that 36% of adults are sleep deprived? Led by Dr. James R. Fedich, learn the top 3 reasons why people don’t get enough sleep and 10 drug free tips to get a good night‘s sleep. Light refreshments will be served at this free event.

Memorial Day Celebration @ Brook Hollow

Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 12:00pm to Sunday, May 29, 2022 - 5:30pm

You are invited to raise a glass in honor of all the men and women whom have fallen and currently serve.

Glide Jam @ The Airport Cafe

Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 12:30pm

Spend your Memorial Day weekend at The Airport Cafe filled with great food, live music, kids' activities and, of course, gliders!

Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Arts & Crafts Festival

Friday, June 3, 2022 to Sunday, June 5, 2022

Balloon fest season begins as the Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Arts & Crafts Festival returns to Warren County Community College for three days of fun. In addition to balloon activities like daily Mass Hot Air Balloon Launches, the festival features arts & crafts, vendors, food trucks, children’s activities, musical entertainment and more.

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