Warren County Wanderings

August 24, 2016

We've been enjoying glorious sunshine and moderate temperatures in bucolic Warren County this week, and with nice weather expected to stick around through the weekend, let's get out there and explore! The last in a series of Concerts In The Barn is happening Saturday evening at Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead on the banks of the Delaware River; several other live music options are available Thursday through Sunday; you may feast on meals prepared with fresh local food in picturesque vineyard settings; Lopatcong Township is hosting its Community Day; outdoor yoga options await you on Sunday...  

Read on for these events and more, relish this wonderfully abundant time of year, and above all, Happy Wanderings!

 
This Week: 

Rockin' by the River with the Sal Ritz Band

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 6:30pm
Music in the Park takes place every Thursday at 6:30 p.m., this week with the Sal Ritz Band at Union Square. Gnarly Brews and Carol’s bar run a “beer/wine tent” at the Summer Concerts too.
 

The David Bromberg Quintet at Roy's Hall

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 8:00pm
Ladies & gentlemen, Roy’s Hall presents David Bromberg, the Godfather of Americana, and his new album; The Blues, the Whole Blues & Nothing But the Blues.

Rock Creek Tavern - Shut Up Gus

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 9:00pm
"High energy complete cover act playing songs of the 80's, 90's & all current rock, pop & new country" performs at Rock Creek Tavern

Canal Day at Historic Waterloo Village

Saturday, August 27, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, September 17, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, September 24, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
This year the Canal Society of New Jersey will be offering a wide range of programming at Waterloo Village.

Customer Appreciation Week at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Monday, August 22, 2016 to Saturday, August 27, 2016
Our customers are what make Well-Sweep Herb Farm successful. To show our thanks, we invite you to visit us during this week and receive a 20% discount on all purchases.

Family Fishing Basics

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:30am
Programs and Events at the Pequest Trout Hatchery

Beaver Creek Red Food and Wine Festival

Saturday, August 27, 2016 to Sunday, August 28, 2016
Four Sisters Winery proudly host its Second Annual Beaver Creek Red Wine Festival on the last weekend in August, 12-5 pm both days.  Beaver Creek Red is the “People’s Choice” at Four Sister Winery...

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Eric Mintel Quartet

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 1:30pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under our arbor. Each week a different band will appear for your entertainment.

Wine Cocktail Party at Villa Milagro

Saturday, August 27, 2016 to Sunday, August 28, 2016
We love cocktails made of wine and other ingredients to create lower-alcohol drinks. In these hot summer months, it is refreshing to have recipes for cocktails that are unique, delicious, coo

Concert in the Barn: Bohemian String Quartet

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 5:00pm
Last Concert in the Barn of the summer! Enjoy the Bohemian String Quartet: Two violins, viola and cello playing well-known and hidden gems of the contemporary and earlier classical repertoire.

Dine in the Vines at Villa Milagro

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 6:30pm
Join us for an alfresco dinner in Row 51 prepared by Beth Ann Raynock of Local Mama Catering in Hellertown, PA.  Her Pop-Up dinners are popular events featuring local and organic ingredients and highlighting fresh, wholesome flavors with a natural flare in a gourmet presentation. Come treat your taste buds!

Yoga at the Lake

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 8:30am
Join certified Yoga Teacher Kate McGuiness, owner of StillPoint Yoga Studio in Blairstown for a FREE one hour, all levels Hatha Yoga class. Using the beauty of nature as studio, practice basic yoga and sun salutations. All levels of experience are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, bring water and a yoga mat.

Yoga and Wine Tasting at Brook Hollow

Sunday, August 28, 2016 -
10:30am to 12:30pm
Relax, unwind + wine! A one-hour yoga class in an outdoor pavilion overlooking vineyards, followed by wine tasting. Beginner-friendly and open to all levels. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Bob Lanza Blues Band

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 1:00pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under our arbor. Each week a different band will appear for your entertainment.

10-Year Anniversary Celebration of Brook Hollow Winery

Sunday, August 28, 2016 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
To celebrate Brook Hollow Winery’s 10th year in business we are welcoming all wine lovers, friends, and family to our winery!

Farm-to-Fork Celebration

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 4:00pm
Annual “Farm-to-Fork” Fundraiser Pairs Local Foods with Wine!

Crazy Hearts at Shippen Manor

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 5:00pm
Another show in the Shippen Manor Summer Lawn Concert Series.
 
Plan Ahead: 

Free Movie Night on the Lawn of Rutherfurd Hall

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 8:00pm
Bring your blanket(s) or chair(s) for a great night under the stars! The movie will begin at dusk (around 8:15 p.m.) but the fun starts early!

Late Night Thursdays in Hackettstown

Thursday, September 1, 2016Thursday, October 6, 2016Thursday, November 3, 2016Thursday, December 1, 2016
Late Night Thursdays is the first Thursday of each month, when shops will remain open until 8pm or later.

FREE Sip and Art Soirée Lecture on Form and Structure

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 7:00pm
Sip and Art Soirée Lecture on Form and Structure
Join local painters and artists Suzanne Montgomery and Dr. Julie McWilliams for a FREE Art Lecture. Learn about the principles of art and design; basic aesthetic principles of form and structure used in art; social, emotional and cultural positioning and significance of works from old masters such as Raphael to modern installation artists like Ed Kienholz.

First Saturday Hike

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 9:00amSaturday, September 3, 2016 - 12:00pm
Join Wildlife Conservation Corps member and member of the NJ Woodland Stewards Program, John Hooven in a two-mile guided hike on the Pequest Wildlife Management Area trail system.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 4:00pmSunday, September 11, 2016 - 4:00pm
Stomp to the music and feel the sensation between your toes. Enjoy a formal wine tasting, delicious spaghetti and meatballs dinner with tossed salad and homemade breads, wine cellar tour and ending with a dessert wine tasting. Reservations required.

Murder at the Gameshow at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 6:00pm
The Popular Game Show "The Big Bust" was filming last night. The show's producer was murdered and all clues lead to the show's host Wink Noddengrin!

Paddy and the Pale Boys

Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 5:00pm
Shippen Manor Summer Lawn Concert Series features Paddy and the Pale Boys, who play the traditional songs and music of Ireland and Scotland, along with some good ol' boy country and rock'n'roll.

Labor Day Hike on the PVT

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 10:00am
The Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee, a Friends Organization of Kittatinny Valley State Park, will host a 4-5 mile hike along the Paulinskill Valley Trail on Labor Day.  The trail is cinder-based which provides easy, level walking.  Meeting at Footbridge Park in Blairstown. Bring lunch and a drink.

Twosome Scramble at Apple Mountain

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 12:30pm
Celebrate Labor Day and Apple Mountain Golf's 43rd  Anniversary by participating in this Twosome Scramble. 
 
Continuing: 

Happy Hour Fridays on the Deck at FSW

Friday, August 26, 2016 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
This Friday night Happy Hour at Four Sisters Winery offers a food special every week and $2 off a glass or bottle of wine to be consumed on the deck. Come out and enjoy a nig

Live Music at Inn at Millrace Pond - Scott Messina (covers)

Friday, August 26, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Farmers' Market - Washington Borough

Saturday, August 27, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 3, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 10, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 17, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Join us each Saturday through September 24 for the annual Washington Borough Green Team Farmers' Market, featuring a dozen farmers and artisans!

Blairstown Farmers' Market

Saturday, August 27, 2016 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 3, 2016 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Eat locally - for the environment, for your health, and for the community that you live in! Check website for featured vendors each week. Live music, too!

Warren County Farmers' Market

Sunday, August 28, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, September 4, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Formerly known as the Belvidere Farmers' Market, this new location provides a venue where local farmers, producers, and artisans come together to provide a variety of fresh produce and related agricultural products directly to the consumer.

See the Evening Stars at UACNJ Observatory

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 8:00pmSaturday, September 3, 2016 - 8:00pm
The United Astronomy Clubs of NJ at the UACNJ Observatory runs a FREE public program 8-10pm every Saturday night, April thru October. Saturday's topic is "What's Up in the September Sky" presented by speaker Lonny Buinis, RVCC, followed by night sky viewing through their telescopes, weather permitting. Please check the website for a list of future topics to be presented, directions, and for any additional information. Also visit where the observatory is located.
 
Community Corner: 

Lopatcong Community Day

Saturday, August 27, 2016 -
1:00pm to 10:00pm
Vendors, Community Groups, Beer Tent, Activities and Demonstrations starting at 1 pm; Rides from 2-6 pm

PHS Cheerleading Clothing Drive and Car Wash at Lopat Community Day

Saturday, August 27, 2016 -
1:00pm to 6:00pm
Clothing Drive and Car Wash during Lopatcong Twp. Community Day

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.

We hope you've found this to be informative, and now feel inspired to come out and explore Warren County! If so, please:
Gray

Explore Warren County Tourism Partnership
C/o Warren County Public Information Dept.
tourism@co.warren.nj.us | ExploreWarren.org
165 County Route 519 South - Belvidere, NJ 07823
908-475-6580 / 800-554-8540

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This Week: 

Rockin' by the River with the Sal Ritz Band

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 6:30pm

Music in the Park takes place every Thursday at 6:30 p.m., this week with the Sal Ritz Band at Union Square. Gnarly Brews and Carol’s bar run a “beer/wine tent” at the Summer Concerts too.

 

The David Bromberg Quintet at Roy's Hall

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 8:00pm

Ladies & gentlemen, Roy’s Hall presents David Bromberg, the Godfather of Americana, and his new album; The Blues, the Whole Blues & Nothing But the Blues.

Rock Creek Tavern - Shut Up Gus

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 9:00pm

"High energy complete cover act playing songs of the 80's, 90's & all current rock, pop & new country" performs at Rock Creek Tavern

Customer Appreciation Week at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Monday, August 22, 2016 to Saturday, August 27, 2016

Our customers are what make Well-Sweep Herb Farm successful. To show our thanks, we invite you to visit us during this week and receive a 20% discount on all purchases.

Beaver Creek Red Food and Wine Festival

Saturday, August 27, 2016 to Sunday, August 28, 2016

Four Sisters Winery proudly host its Second Annual Beaver Creek Red Wine Festival on the last weekend in August, 12-5 pm both days.  Beaver Creek Red is the “People’s Choice” at Four Sister Winery...

Wine Cocktail Party at Villa Milagro

Saturday, August 27, 2016 to Sunday, August 28, 2016

We love cocktails made of wine and other ingredients to create lower-alcohol drinks.  In these hot summer months, it is refreshing to have recipes for cocktails that are unique, delicious, coo

Concert in the Barn: Bohemian String Quartet

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 5:00pm

Last Concert in the Barn of the summer! Enjoy the Bohemian String Quartet: Two violins, viola and cello playing well-known and hidden gems of the contemporary and earlier classical repertoire.

Dine in the Vines at Villa Milagro

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 6:30pm

Join us for an alfresco dinner in Row 51 prepared by Beth Ann Raynock of Local Mama Catering in Hellertown, PA.  Her Pop-Up dinners are popular events featuring local and organic ingredients and highlighting fresh, wholesome flavors with a natural flare in a gourmet presentation. Come treat your taste buds!

Yoga at the Lake

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 8:30am

Join certified Yoga Teacher Kate McGuiness, owner of StillPoint Yoga Studio in Blairstown for a FREE one hour, all levels Hatha Yoga class. Using the beauty of nature as studio, practice basic yoga and sun salutations. All levels of experience are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, bring water and a yoga mat.

Yoga and Wine Tasting at Brook Hollow

Sunday, August 28, 2016 -
10:30am to 12:30pm

Relax, unwind + wine! A one-hour yoga class in an outdoor pavilion overlooking vineyards, followed by wine tasting. Beginner-friendly and open to all levels. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Farm-to-Fork Celebration

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 4:00pm

Annual “Farm-to-Fork” Fundraiser Pairs Local Foods with Wine!          

 
Continuing: 

Happy Hour Fridays on the Deck at FSW

Friday, August 26, 2016 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

This Friday night Happy Hour at Four Sisters Winery offers a food special every week and $2 off a glass or bottle of wine to be consumed on the deck.  Come out and enjoy a nig

 
Community Corner: 

Lopatcong Community Day

Saturday, August 27, 2016 -
1:00pm to 10:00pm

Vendors, Community Groups, Beer Tent, Activities and Demonstrations starting at 1 pm; Rides from 2-6 pm

 
Plan Ahead: 

FREE Sip and Art Soirée Lecture on Form and Structure

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 7:00pm
Sip and Art Soirée Lecture on Form and Structure

Join local painters and artists Suzanne Montgomery and Dr. Julie McWilliams for a FREE Art Lecture. Learn about the principles of art and design; basic aesthetic principles of form and structure used in art; social, emotional and cultural positioning and significance of works from old masters such as Raphael to modern installation artists like Ed Kienholz.

First Saturday Hike

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 9:00am
Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 12:00pm

Join Wildlife Conservation Corps member and member of the NJ Woodland Stewards Program, John Hooven in a two-mile guided hike on the Pequest Wildlife Management Area trail system.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 4:00pm
Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 4:00pm

Stomp to the music and feel the sensation between your toes. Enjoy a formal wine tasting, delicious spaghetti and meatballs dinner with tossed salad and homemade breads, wine cellar tour and ending with a dessert wine tasting. Reservations required.

Paddy and the Pale Boys

Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 5:00pm

Shippen Manor Summer Lawn Concert Series features Paddy and the Pale Boys, who play the traditional songs and music of Ireland and Scotland, along with some good ol' boy country and rock'n'roll.

Labor Day Hike on the PVT

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 10:00am

The Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee, a Friends Organization of Kittatinny Valley State Park, will host a 4-5 mile hike along the Paulinskill Valley Trail on Labor Day.  The trail is cinder-based which provides easy, level walking.  Meeting at Footbridge Park in Blairstown. Bring lunch and a drink.