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“Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.”John Dickinson (1732-1801), a Founding Father of the United States, solicitor and politician known as the "Penman of the Revolution" for his twelve Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania

Like so many other things in 2020, Independence Day is going to be different this year. But we can keep thinking outside the box, count our blessings, and find new ways to celebrate! It has been inspiring to see all the innovative and creative ways our businesses - particularly restaurants - have answered the call to survive, thrive, and welcome customers once again. 

The vintage photo above depicts Shippen Manor in Oxford, which hopes to reopen in August. Click here for the latest on other openings in New Jersey, as we continue to navigate through Stage Two. 

So read on, make plans if you wish, and please join us in the spirit of gratitude and celebration as we commemorate the 244th anniversary of the adoption of our great nation's Declaration of Independence.

Happy 4th of July, and Happy Wanderings!

 

 

Celebrating our Independence

 
This Week: 

Opening Day for Land of Make Believe

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Warren County's preeminent Water Park and Amusement Park is now open and ready to welcome you with "Acres of Fun & Miles of Smiles"! Bring a picnic and remember face masks and social distancing.
Seeking a more low-key way to cool off and give the kids a change of scenery?  Belvidere Pool is open, too.

Blairstown Farmers Market

Saturday, July 4, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, July 11, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

Come see your favorite local farmers and food producers at the Blairstown Farmers Market! Open every Saturday through October. Local vegetables, herbs, fruit, meat, eggs, dairy, baked goods, honey, and prepared meals from 25 miles of Blairstown. Plus crafts and kids' activities! July 4 welcomes live music by Maribryd, and new vendor, Rosie's Empandas!

Washington Farmers Market

Saturday, July 4, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, July 11, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, July 18, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

This weekly Farmers’ Market offers quality fruits and vegetables as well as specialty items with special events throughout the season. This week features Dove Environmental Education with a Red White & Blue Wildlife and Litter theme craft!

Chillin' at the Villa

Saturday, July 4, 2020 -
11:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, July 5, 2020 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

Villa Milagro Vineyards invites you to a quiet getaway from crowds, loud music and congestion to come grab a glass of wine and  experience nature at its best! Pack a picnic, enjoy spectacular views and great wines as you relax at the Villa. Rob Viola will provide live music 2-5pm on July 4. Offering sampling flights, wine by the glass, bottle and case.

Afternoon Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery & Event Facility

Saturday, July 4, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 5, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility hosts Live Music both weekend days from 2-5pm: Scott Messina on Saturday, John Cain on Sunday. There is no food for sale, but they invite you to support local, by purchasing a meal from one the many restaurants in the area and enjoy it on the outside covered porch patio with a bottle of Brook Hollow Wine.

Warren County Farmers Market

Sunday, July 5, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, July 12, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Formerly known as the Belvidere Farmers' Market, the Warren County Farmers' Market provides a venue where local farmers, producers, and artisans come together to provide a variety of fresh produce and related products directly to the consumer. Open every Sunday.

Uncle Floyd LIVE at Roy's Hall

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 -
8:00pm to 9:00pm

Watch online as Uncle Floyd performs LIVE from the stage at Roy's Hall in historic Blairstown, NJ. It's an interactive evening of hilarity and song at the grand piano. Multiple cameras, professional lighting, and superb audio provide an intimate entertainment experience that's the next best thing to being there in person. Call in and speak to Uncle Floyd or request a dedication.  Tickets are just $5.

 
More Things to Do: 

The Warren County Library System is Virtually Open!

While our County Library buildings remain closed to the public in the traditional sense as of this date, Curbside Service is now available at all four branches. This quick video guides you through the simple process of scheduling an appointment. A variety of activities online; please refer to the events calendar and Facebook to find out about all the activities for kids and adults you may have been missing!

 
Plan Ahead: 

Late Night Thursdays in Hackettstown

Thursday, July 9, 2020

The Hackettstown Business Improvement District (BID) is bringing back Late Night Thursdays each week, July 9-September 24. Businesses will be encouraged to stay open until 8pm so that visitors can stroll through town, have a bite to eat, and do some shopping. check back for updates; they hope to include activities for kids and/or adults, special tastings, live music and more.

Butterfly Weekend at Flowerland

Friday, July 10, 2020 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, July 11, 2020 -
10:30am to 3:00pm

Stop in and take a look at all the plants that butterflies are attracted to while learning about metamorphosis and monarch butterflies!

Midsummer Herb Open House at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Friday, July 10, 2020 to Sunday, July 12, 2020

This being an unusual year, Well-Sweep decided to merge its annual Open House and Midsummer Herb Festival into one big event: the Midsummer Open House! Lectures, tours and vendors will be available. This year's International Herb Association's Herb of the Year(TM) is Rubus, which includes both Raspberries and Blackberries.

Lunar Lavendar Yoga

Friday, July 10, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Relax and restore in a lavender field. Bring balance to the body while practicing Hatha yoga amidst the gorgeous, aromatic lavender field of Orchard View Lavender Farm. $30/person.

Villa Milagro Paint n' Sip

Friday, July 10, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Villa Milagro's first in-person, social distancing Paint 'n' Sip at the Vineyards! Painting outdoors is so relaxing and adding a touch of wine makes it even better!

Sunset At The Lavender Farm

Saturday, July 18, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

What could be better than spending a relaxing evening on a lavender farm, eating delicious food and listening to great music while waiting for what (we hope) will be a spectacular sunset? The folks at Orchard View are again teaming up with good friend and caterer, Chef Ed Oliveira of The Angry Chouriço BBQ to provide you with an enjoyable evening while taking all the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe. BYOB and your favorite lawn chair or blanket. 

Harry Potter Themed Summer Camp at Rutherfurd Hall: Wizardry for Muggles

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, July 24, 2020 - 1:00pm

Sign up now to discover the wizarding world of Harry Potter in beautiful Warren County! Rutherfurd Hall, a spectacular Tudor mansion in Allamuchy, will be transformed into Hogwart’s Castle and becomes the setting for a Harry-themed camp from 9am-1pm each day.

Outdoor Adventure Camp at Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 1:00pm to Friday, July 24, 2020 - 4:00pm

Sign up now for this day camp designed for ages 6-9, which will include a variety of activities including 1-2 days of boating, hiking, science and arts and crafts projects, sports and games. Cost: $140.

Please be advised that we do our best to make sure the information in this message is accurate at the time it is sent. But things happen, plans change, weather can be fickle... you get the idea. Please click on the links provided to other websites to obtain further details and updates.