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Warren County Wanderings

"I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air." -  Nathaniel Hawthorne

This weekend ushers in the Autumn Equinox, when day and night are equal length, and the weather forecast couldn't be much nicer! Make some time to hike, bike, paddle, stomp, wander about a street festival and/or historic village, dine alfresco... and anything else that floats your boat! Apple picking season is well underway - the photo above is from Longmeadow Farm - so add that to the list, too! We advise locals to scroll all the way down to the Community Corner section for hidden gems.

And a warm welcome to new subscribers we met at Victorian Days and Preservation Day! We hope to pick up more - and visit with loyal followers - at Washington's Festival in the Borough on Saturday! Happy Wanderings!

Starting September 19, 2018

 
This Week: 

Ghana 4E Fundraiser Dinner: Authentic Indian

Friday, September 21, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

A monthly cultural fundraiser dinner for Ghana 4E, a nonprofit organization working with students in Ghana, Africa, hosted by Kathy's Kove. Dinner this month is authentic Indian fare- organic and vegetarian -prepared by Manish Chand, owner of Green Bytes Farm in Oxford.

All About Bats! A Rutgers Talk and Walk

Friday, September 21, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

This unique and educational bat presentation from Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Warren County is back by popular demand! Learn about these fascinating, yet misunderstood creatures.

2018 Tour De Farm

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 8:00am

A cycling and culinary journey like no other! This is about supporting our NJ farmers and their farms. If you love great food, fresh air, and beautiful countryside; this event is for you. The day begins in  Blairstown with a farm-fresh locally sourced breakfast to help power you through the ride. 

Volunteer with Us!

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 9:00am

Join RVC stewards and help with a variety of tasks such as trail clearing, trimming and invasive species removal at one of our preserves.

Festival in the Borough

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
11:00am to 10:00pm

Northwest Jersey's largest street and music festival is back in Downtown Washington, with live music, vendors, kids fun area, food, beer garden, and more! 

Clock Clinic at Hope Junction Antiques

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 23, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

Hope Junction is pleased to offer this informative "clinic" to all of you who love old Clocks!  Come meet Stan Hands, their resident expert, on all things timely.

Acoustic Getaway with Anker at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
12:30pm to 4:30pm

Listen to some acoustic rock, Americana and folk music influenced by Collective Soul, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and John Mellencamp while you enjoy some wine outside on the deck.

Farm-To-Table Dinner at Tree-Licious

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 5:00pm
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 5:00pm
Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 5:00pm

Come out and enjoy a delicious meal made from fresh ingredients in a beautiful setting.

Lyra Vocal Ensemble Performs in Hope

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 7:00pm

 A vocal ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia, LYRA introduces musical heritage of the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as traditions of Russian folk music to all people taking great interest in Russia, its history and culture. 

Brass Rail: Uncle Rocco

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 9:00pm

Your favorite Classic Rock and Soul party band plays at The Brass Rail until midnight!

Beautiful Disaster at Rock Creek Tavern

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 8:00pm

Come listen to Lehigh Valley’s newest cover band, comprised of seasoned veterans of the music scene with decades of experience between them!

Hike of the Month - White Lake & Limestone Forest

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 9:30am

Join RVC President Bob Canace for the September "Hike of the Month" and explore the new connection between White Lake and the Limestone Forest along the Ridge and Valley Trail. 

Moonlight Paddle at White Lake

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

Want a peaceful, relaxing night at White Lake? Moonlight paddle on the placid waters of White Lake. The park will remain open during these hours for other park activities.

 
Continuing: 

Music by DJ Nappz at Bea McNally's Irish Pub

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 10:00pm
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 10:00pm
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:00pm
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 10:00pm

It's another fun night with DJ Nappz! 

Lite Jazz at Cafe Baci

Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 9:30pm
Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 9:30pm
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 9:30pm
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 9:30pm
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 9:30pm

Relax and unwind with some tapas, delicious drinks and some smooth sounds.

Fall Yoga at White Lake

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 8:30am
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 8:30am
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 8:30am
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 8:30am

Join certified Yoga Teacher Kate McGuiness for a one hour, all levels Hatha Yoga class. All levels of experience are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, bring water and a yoga mat. 

Sunday Brunch at The Architects Golf Club

Sunday, September 23, 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, September 30, 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Every Sunday, enjoy delicious breakfast and lunch menu selections served up buffet-style. Get family and friends together for a new Sunday tradition.

Yoga at The Brook Hollow Winery

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 10:30am
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 10:30am

It’s that time again! Get your yoga on – and your wine/wine slushies! Let the stresses of your week melt away in our outdoor pavilion yoga class overlooking beautiful, lush vineyards.

Live Acoustic Music and Brunch at Asbury Coffee Mill

Sunday, September 2, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 11:00am

Every Sunday, stop on by for some live music and a delicious brunch!

Yoga For Veterans at the Farm in Harmony

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 5:30pm
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 5:30pm
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 5:30pm
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 5:30pm

There is a therapeutic yoga class designed for you and your families to learn through experience, the benefits of a regular yoga practice including peace of mind, improved physical health and overall well-being. 

 
Community Corner: 

Centenary Oedipus Rex: Gates Ferry Series: What is Truth?

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 7:30pm

Come listen to a staged reading led by guest artists Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso. "Truth un-avoided." Oedipus will try to escape his predicted fate only to collide with the dire consequences of doing so. This is a free event. 

POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 6:00pm

The veterans of The American Legion, Carl D. Archer Post 528 of White Township will be holding a Recognition Day ceremony at the established permanent POW/MIA memorial, located at the Oscar Unangst Memorial Fields. A brief ceremony will be held honoring the late John McCain as well as recognizing local POWs.

Friends of Library Fundraiser

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 -
4:00pm to 8:00pm

The Friends of the Phillipsburg Free Public Library cordially invite you, family and friends to attend its 3rd Dine-Out Fundraiser at SoMa Downtown Grill, where you can enjoy the evening with a good meal while sitting on the patio deck overlooking the Delaware River, or inside the restaurant. 

 
Plan Ahead: 

Oktoberfest 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018 to Sunday, September 30, 2018

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Hackettstown all weekend long! Czig Meister Brewing Co., Homebrew University, Man Skirt Brewing and Bea McNally's Irish Pub and Eatery will host activities, contests, music, drinks and food at their Platz through regular operating hours. This is a family friendly event; there are plenty of non-alcohol related activities, including a costume contest for the kids.

An Evening of Music at Rutherfurd Hall with Stephen A. Love and More

Friday, September 28, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

A benefit concert for the group "Friends of Mansfield's Past" supporting restoration of the historic Mt. Bethel Church, the concert features Stephen A. Love and his five-piece band singing classic songs and telling real stories about his friends such as George Harrison, Ricky Nelson, Bob Dylan, Roger McGuinn, John Mayall, Joe Cocker and many others. Also, special guests Dana Gaynor, Scott Ward, Guy Verrastro and Dan DeChellis.

30th Anniversary Celebration of the CSG at Genesis Farm

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Join in on the celebration! There will be great food for purchase, made exclusively with ingredients from the CSG, music and dancing, children’s activities, fire hoopers, bonfire, and a tricky tray/silent auction. 

6th Annual Harvest Fest at Longmeadow Farm

Saturday, September 29, 2018 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

It's that time of year again! Bring your family for some fall fun including hay rides, a corn maze, apple and pumpkin picking, food, music and some craft and vendor shopping.

Apple Wines and Music Festival at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, September 29, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 30, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Let's kick of the fall season listening to live music while relaxing with a glass of wine in the great outdoors with friends. Admission is $10 (carload) with free parking

The Feast of San Gennaro at Villa Milagro

Saturday, September 29, 2018 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Relax and listen to traditional Italian music by Lou Pompilio and dance the tarantella. Wine by the glass or bottle will be available for purchase. Admission includes tours, lessons, stomping, wine tasting, appetizers and a monogrammed gift glass for you to keep.

Country Gate Players Present: Peter Pan, Jr (Youth Musical)

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 2:00pm
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 2:00pm
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 2:00pm
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 2:00pm

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.

Iris DeMent with special guest Pieta Brown at Roy's Hall

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 8:00pm

“Iris DeMent makes music that celebrates humanity’s efforts toward salvation, while acknowledging that most of our time on Earth is spent reconciling with the fact that we don’t feel so redeemed. Grounded in hymns, early country songs, gospel and folk, DeMent’s work is treasured by those who know it for its insight and unabashed beauty.” ~ NPR

Grand Harvest Wine & Music Festival

Sunday, September 30, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

This popular and elegant festival benefits area families in need through NORWESCAP and The Arc of Warren County. Sip New Jersey wine or craft beer and enjoy local food and live music on the lawn at Rutherfurd Hall. (Photo by Cathy Miller Photography)

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