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Hip Hip Horray! May 2023

"No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave." - Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States

From honoring moms and fallen soldiers to concerts, cruise nights, a Maifest and even a tractorcade, the month of May brings a wide variety of activities. (Remember Wanderings is now a monthly format, so you might want to flag this issue in your inbox and keep referring back to it as the weeks go by.) Did you know this weekend brings us National Herb Day and World Laughter Day, and in a couple of weeks, the county is hosting its third annual Health & Wellness Field Day?  Plus, we have a special page dedicated to Mother's Day. And that's just scratching the surface, so please remember we update our events calendar daily.

You'll find Memorial Day events way down in the Community Corner section, so scroll, scroll, scroll! Our cover photo, of Veterans Rally Point at Lopatcong Municipal Park, is courtesy of Lopatcong Township. Happy May, and Happy Wanderings!

Coming Up: 

By the Light of the Full Flower Moon Hike @ Dark Moon Preserve hosted by RVC

Friday, May 5, 2023 -
8:30pm to 9:30pm
Enjoy May's full moon with a guided hike at Dark Moon Preserve. Led by Margie Schiller, we will step out into the night to enjoy the nocturnal wonders of the preserve. We invite you to bring your family - both furry and non-furry. Space is limited for this hike.

National Herb Day @ Well Sweep Herb Farm

Saturday, May 6, 2023 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Enjoy a day of free informative lectures and presentations, tours of spectacular gardens, as well as a Craft Market featuring a wide selection of vendors and food, and a large selection of 1,898 varieties of plants will be available. Full slate of featured speakers in partnership with the American Herbalist Guild of NJ.

Closure Bazaar for Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary @ Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, May 6, 2023 -
9:00am to 2:00pm
With the passing of beloved director, sister, friend and mentor Kelly Simonetti, it is with a heavy heart the announcement of the final closure of Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary after 18 years. Brook Hollow Winery will host ARWS to say goodbye, share fond memories, and purchase keepsakes of the spirit of ARWS to honor the magic of wildlife in your homes and gardens.

Photo Walk @ Dark Moon Preserve

Saturday, May 6, 2023 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Landscape photographer and outdoor educator Adam Polinger will lead a class about making the most of smartphone photos.

Earth Day Open House @ Genesis Farm

Saturday, May 6, 2023 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Stop by for tours, informational talks, music, crafts, vendors, and more! Learn how the farm's food is grown!

May Music @ Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, May 6, 2023 -
12:30pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, May 7, 2023 -
12:30pm to 5:00pm
The first weekend in May opens with The Covers and Richie G at Four Sisters.

Argyle's Fish and Chips @ Brook Hollow

Saturday, May 6, 2023 - 4:00pm
Eat in or take out another infamous fish fry from Argyle's. Enjoy battered fish, fries and slaw.

Grover Kemble with Harry and Bob Noble presented by The Arts at St. Luke's

Saturday, May 6, 2023 - 7:00pm
The Arts presents Grover Kemble, featuring his original material, gospel pieces, as well as blues and Harry and Bob Noble with classic rock tunes.

Spring Fest presented by Warren County Community Singers

Saturday, May 6, 2023 - 7:30pmSunday, May 7, 2023 - 3:00pm
Warren County Community Singers presents their Spring Fest concert May 6 at Grace Lutheran Church in Phillipsburg and Sunday May 7 at the First Presbyterian Church of Washington.

23rd Annual Run for the River hosted by MWA

Sunday, May 7, 2023 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Run for the River is live and in-person this year with a scenic loop that passes streams, pastures, historic buildings, and the beautiful Musconetcong River on a mostly flat course. The run is an annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Musconetcong Watershed Association.

Celebrate World Laughter Day

Sunday, May 7, 2023 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Learn to use laughter to overcome life’s difficulties! There is power in laughter to help and heal. This event includes fun for the whole family, with hayrides, crafts and activities, and donations benefit NJ Farmers Against Hunger.

Opening Day of Shippen Manor Museum Tours

Sunday, May 7, 2023 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Docents will be available to give tours of the Manor and the history of the people and the local industry of Oxford.

Camp Crystal Lake Tours

Friday, May 12, 2023Saturday, May 13, 2023Sunday, May 14, 2023Friday, May 19, 2023Saturday, May 20, 2023
Tickets on sale now and going fast! The guided filming location tours take place at the camp where over 80% of the movie was filmed. Connect with fans from all over the world, step into each scene, retrace your favorite character's steps and take tons of photos.

Cruisin' with Quality Automotive

Friday, May 12, 2023 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday, June 9, 2023 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Quality Automotive is hosting another Cruise night complete with food, prizes and of course, nice rides!

Upcycled Travelers Journal with WCARTS

Saturday, May 13, 2023 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
The Traveler’s Journal is a great way to collect favorite papers together so the signatures can be easily replaced as needed while continuing to reuse a favorite cover.

Reiki with Kimberly @ Orchard View

Saturday, May 13, 2023 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Reiki translates from Japanese to 'Universal Life Energy'. It is a harmonizing, high vibration, purifying energy that has its own natural intelligence. Schedule your therapeutic session by contacting Kimberly Glaskey as space is limited.

Introduction to Expressive Watercolor Landscapes @ Propagate Studios

Saturday, May 13, 2023 - 1:00pm
Spend the afternoon painting Alla Prima with watercolor, exploring techniques to paint expressive landscapes that include mixing color on the page and adding brush strokes to create texture and movement.

Moss Henry and the Bryophytes @ Catherine Dickson Hofman Library

Saturday, May 13, 2023 - 1:00pm
Bring your blanket or chair and your dancing shoes for this diverse group of veteran musicians playing music with country roots.

May 2023 Barefoot Grape Stomping @ Four Sisters

Saturday, May 13, 2023 - 1:00pmSaturday, May 27, 2023 - 1:00pm
Are you ready for a smashing good time? The Barefoot Grape Stomping is a one of a kind experience, sure to intoxicate all your senses. The event begins with a formal wine tasting followed by a mouth-watering Chicken Parmesan dinner served with roasted vegetables, salad, bread and dessert. Reservations required.

WC Arts presents "Pen and Ink" with Carl Ohlson

Saturday, May 13, 2023 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Learn the art of pen and ink drawing with Carl Ohlson. All materials provided. Visit the WC Arts website to register.

Concert Under the Stars featuring Corinne Mammana @ Villa Milagro Vineyards

Saturday, May 13, 2023 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
With a sophisticated and soothing style, Corinne Mammana is an emerging American jazz singer praised by Jazz Times for her "superb technique."

May River Talk: Watersheds 101: The Importance of our Headwaters and Vegetated Buffers

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
This presentation, led by Stroud Water Research Center's Dave Bressler and the MWA's Christa Reeves, will provide an overview of the science of watersheds with a focus on the Musconetcong River Watershed. Learn about headwaters, or the small streams that feed into and create larger river systems, as well as riparian buffers, the areas of vegetation along our streams and rivers.

Ridgetop Circle Fundrasier @ Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, May 18, 2023 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Enjoy live music from WILMA, Green Cart, a gourmet plant-based menu and beer & wine at historic Rutherfurd Hall while learning about the work RVC is doing in northwestern New Jersey.

Health & Wellness Field Day @ Hackettstown High School

Friday, May 19, 2023 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Hey all you high school peeps! Hackettstown High School is the place to be Friday night with live music, food, gift basket giveaways, a volleyball tournament, painting and more!

Agripalooza and Tractorcade at Van Nest-Hoff-Vanatta Farmstead

Saturday, May 20, 2023 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Bring your family and furry friends to celebrate all things agriculture. Complete with live music, food, tours of the historic farmstead and educational presentations. A tractorcade (a parade of farm tractors) will launch the fun with the parade starting at 10am! Hosted by Rutgers Cooperative Extension and Warren County 4-H. Admission and parking are free.

Spring Open House presented by the Phillipsburg Railroad Historians

Saturday, May 20, 2023 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Recently restored Lehigh and Hudson River Caboose will be available for boarding via the museum platform that was completed last year. The Centerville and Southwestern Miniature Railroad will be operating, and its museum and gift shop will be open.

Maifest and International Day in Hackettstown

Saturday, May 20, 2023 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
A local fair with a global flair! Highlight Hackettstown’s diverse culture with kids activities, crafts, live music from various countries and genres including a Mariachi band, Bagpipers, Oompa Band, Brass Roots for Americana music and a Frank Sinatra impersonator, a Tricky Tray, small plate food tastings, and more. There will be dancers, professional street performers and live demos.

Live Music @ Invertase

Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 4:00pmSaturday, June 3, 2023 - 4:00pm
Free to attend and weather dependent (check social media for cancellations). Plan your summer entertainment and your fav Invertase brews!!

Dine in the Vines Hungarian Rhapsody @ Villa Milagro

Saturday, May 20, 2023 -
6:00pm to 9:30pm
There is nothing like a fine four-course dinner served as the sun sets in a vineyard. This month is a Hungarian Feast jointly prepared by Paprikas (the only Hungarian restaurant in the Lehigh Valley) and Mattie's Strudel Haus which makes hand stretched strudels.

The Return of DEADGRASS- Stringband Tribute to the Grateful Dead @ Roy's Hall

Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 8:00pm
Matt Turk and C Lanzbom joined forces to form Deadgrass, a string band adventure through Jerry Garcia’s musical world along with bassist Dave Richards, banjo player Boo Reiners and fiddler Jeremy Brown.

Murder Mystery Dinner @ Four Sisters

Sunday, May 21, 2023 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Sunday, June 11, 2023 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Sunday, July 9, 2023 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
This thrillingly epic event, Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery, will be one that you won't want to miss! This is an interactive dinner starts with a formal wine tasting, followed by a plated dinner of Chicken Parmesan, salad, roasted vegetables, bread, and dessert.

Water Gap Singers presents the Music of John Rutter “Requiem” and “The Sprig of Thyme”

Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 4:00pm
The Water Gap Singers will be showcasing selections from British composer John Rutter, a contemporary composer, who follows such luminaries as Benjamin Britten, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Edward Elgar in writing and arranging songs for adult and children’s choruses.

Starving Artists Dinner Club @ Propagate Studio

Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 5:00pm
This is open to anyone who creates, makes, has made a business, or is a hobby maker! It is free to join just please bring something to share with a label of what it is (and if it is vegan, gluten free, vegetarian etc.) with the group.

Memorial Day Lobster Weekend @ Alba Vineyard

Friday, May 26, 2023 to Monday, May 29, 2023
Memorial Day weekend opens up the traditional summer travel season, and what better way to kick it off than with a visit to Alba Vineyard! Chef Anthony, Trattoria DiFiore, will be serving Lobster pizza and Lobster rolls. Regular menu of freshly made wood-fired pizza, salad, paninis, and other specials available for purchase.
Continuing: 

Sick Star Nation @ Draught House

Thursday, May 4, 2023 - 7:00pm
Kick up the jams with Sick Star Nation, an acoustic high energy cover band, Thursday night and enjoy Cinco De Mayo specials on Friday.

May Music @ Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, May 5, 2023 - 6:00pm
Tacos and live music this Friday with Scott Messina. Live music continues with John Cain and Michael Long Saturday and Sunday!

Brass Rail Music Line Up for May

Friday, May 5, 2023 - 8:00pm
Dr. Dick and Dose this weekend at Brass Rail!

Panther Pub Live Music May

Friday, May 5, 2023 - 8:00pm
Panther Pub features Jeiris Cook this Friday, with live music to start your weekend every Friday, plus on Mother's Day too!

Music at Villa Milagro in May

Saturday, May 6, 2023 - 1:00pm
This weekend brings the music of Joe Izen and Cinco de Mayo fun the day after! Wear a sombrero or use our photo "booth" to take your South of the Border selfie. $15 wine tasting or glass of sangria.

Little Ridge Vineyards Music in May

Saturday, May 6, 2023 - 2:00pm
Live music this weekend at Little Ridge Vineyards with Jeni Hackett.

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2023

Saturday, May 6, 2023 - 8:00pmSaturday, May 13, 2023 - 8:00pmSaturday, May 20, 2023 - 8:00pmSaturday, May 27, 2023 - 8:00pm
UACNJ kicks off its free public programs for 2023 at Jenny Jump State Forest, presented Saturday evenings April-October. The live presentation is followed by stargazing on the club's telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting. This week's talk is "What's Up in the May Sky?"

Dance Fitness with Miss Kayla

Monday, May 8, 2023 - 6:00pm
Bring water and wear comfortable clothes to class aimed at stretching, toning and dancing.

Tuesday Cruise Night May 2023 @ Joe's Steak Shop

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 4:00pmTuesday, May 16, 2023 - 4:00pmTuesday, May 23, 2023 - 4:00pmTuesday, May 30, 2023 - 4:00pm
Music Man plays this week at Joe's Steak Shop during their 19th season of Cruise night. Bring a friend, a chair, and enjoy the music, cars, and delicious food and drinks.

Buttz In Gear Bike Rides presented by Buttzville Brewing

Sunday, May 14, 2023 - 9:30amSunday, May 28, 2023 - 9:30am
Looking for a chance to get off the couch and do some cycling with a local group? Head out to Buttzville every other Sunday, April 16-October 29. Arrive by 9:30am and rides leave at 10am sharp.

Paint and Sip @ Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, May 28, 2023 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Enjoy a formal wine tasting and paint a terracotta pot at Four Sisters.
Community Corner: 

21st Annual Frolic in the Park

Thursday, May 4, 2023 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Norwescap invites you to come out to their 21st Frolic in the Park for some free food and fun while learning about family resources and opportunities.

West End Farmers' Market in Hackettstown

Sunday, May 7, 2023 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Hackettstown own West End Farmers' Market is opening May 7 from 9:30am - 1pm with local farmers, artisans, bread makers, bakers, craftsman and more! Running through October 29!

Hackettstown Area Senior Hall of Fame @ David's Country Inn

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 - 12:00pm
Hackettstown will induct 10 seniors in their Hall of Fame with a luncheon, open to the public and live music provided by Grover Kemble.

Kids Craft for Mother's Day @ WC Habitat for Humanity

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Calling all kids! Make a special craft for mom!

Blairstown Paper Shred @ Blairstown Municipal Building

Saturday, May 13, 2023 -
8:00am to 11:00am
Blairstown residents, drop off your confidential papers to be shredded by Absolute Shredding.

Job Fair hosted by Warren County EDC

Friday, May 19, 2023 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Are you looking for a job or looking for new employees? The Warren County Economic Development Committee will be hosting a job fair co-sponsored by the Washington Business Improvement District and the Warren County Habitat for Humanity.

Mansfield Township Flea Market and Craft Fair

Saturday, May 20, 2023 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday, May 21, 2023 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
All are welcome to browse and buy at this flea market and craft fair hosted by Mansfield Township. Located at the DPW Garage, find your treasures. Or be a vendor!

Open Volunteer Day with RVC

Saturday, May 20, 2023 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, June 17, 2023 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Be an agent of change! Help with repair work on a wooden stream crossing bridge, in addition to invasive plants/shrub control within Beech Ridge Preserve.  Tools will be provided appropriate to the project, but as always feel free to bring a tool that you feel comfortable with using.

Phillipsburg Memorial Day Parade

Saturday, May 27, 2023 -
10:00am to 11:30am
A parade hosted by the Bernardine May American Legion Post #457 to honor our fallen Veterans (local and national) and local First Responders.

Memorial Day 2 Bell Ceremony @ Lopatcong Municipal Park

Saturday, May 27, 2023 - 10:00am
Happening at Veterans Rally Point and Memorial, this ceremony is to remember and honor local veterans and first responders.

155th Memorial Day Parade in Hackettstown

Monday, May 29, 2023 - 10:00am
Hackettstown and the American Legion Post 164 are proud to bring you the 155th Annual Memorial Day parade. Any and all veterans are welcome.

Pottery Class @ WC Habitat for Humanity

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Create this beautiful strawberry piece of pottery, a welcome addition for the summer.
More Things to Do: 
The Mohawk Trail Piano Trio featuring violinist Masako Yanagita, cellist Mark Fraser, and pianist Estela Olevsky

The 34th Annual Raritan River Music Festival

Winner of the National Award for Adventurous Programming from ASCAP/Chamber Music America, Raritan River Music presents a series of four concerts throughout the month of May in Hunderton and Warren counties. The Four Nations Ensemble will be performing in Clinton, NJ this Saturday, May 6. This group brings to life the music of François Couperin and his grand colleagues composing and performing at the Palace of Versailles around Paris in the early 1700s.
Check out Raritan River's website for all the concert details.
These concerts will be live in-person and streaming online.

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Coming Up: 

National Herb Day @ Well Sweep Herb Farm

Enjoy a day of free informative lectures and presentations, tours of spectacular gardens, as well as a Craft Market featuring a wide selection of vendors and food, and a large selection of 1,898 varieties of plants will be available. Full slate of featured speakers in partnership with the American Herbalist Guild of NJ.

Closure Bazaar for Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary @ Brook Hollow Winery

With the passing of beloved director, sister, friend and mentor Kelly Simonetti, it is with a heavy heart the announcement of the final closure of Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary after 18 years. Brook Hollow Winery will host ARWS to say goodbye, share fond memories, and purchase keepsakes of the spirit of ARWS to honor the magic of wildlife in your homes and gardens.

23rd Annual Run for the River hosted by MWA

Run for the River is live and in-person this year with a scenic loop that passes streams, pastures, historic buildings, and the beautiful Musconetcong River on a mostly flat course. The run is an annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Musconetcong Watershed Association.

Celebrate World Laughter Day

Learn to use laughter to overcome life’s difficulties! There is power in laughter to help and heal. This event includes fun for the whole family, with hayrides, crafts and activities, and donations benefit NJ Farmers Against Hunger.

Camp Crystal Lake Tours

Tickets on sale now and going fast! The guided filming location tours take place at the camp where over 80% of the movie was filmed. Connect with fans from all over the world, step into each scene, retrace your favorite character's steps and take tons of photos.

Upcycled Travelers Journal with WCARTS

The Traveler’s Journal is a great way to collect favorite papers together so the signatures can be easily replaced as needed while continuing to reuse a favorite cover.

Reiki with Kimberly @ Orchard View

Reiki translates from Japanese to 'Universal Life Energy'. It is a harmonizing, high vibration, purifying energy that has its own natural intelligence. Schedule your therapeutic session by contacting Kimberly Glaskey as space is limited.

May 2023 Barefoot Grape Stomping @ Four Sisters

Are you ready for a smashing good time? The Barefoot Grape Stomping is a one of a kind experience, sure to intoxicate all your senses. The event begins with a formal wine tasting followed by a mouth-watering Chicken Parmesan dinner served with roasted vegetables, salad, bread and dessert. Reservations required.

May River Talk: Watersheds 101: The Importance of our Headwaters and Vegetated Buffers

This presentation, led by Stroud Water Research Center's Dave Bressler and the MWA's Christa Reeves, will provide an overview of the science of watersheds with a focus on the Musconetcong River Watershed. Learn about headwaters, or the small streams that feed into and create larger river systems, as well as riparian buffers, the areas of vegetation along our streams and rivers.

Agripalooza and Tractorcade at Van Nest-Hoff-Vanatta Farmstead

Bring your family and furry friends to celebrate all things agriculture. Complete with live music, food, tours of the historic farmstead and educational presentations. A tractorcade (a parade of farm tractors) will launch the fun with the parade starting at 10am! Hosted by Rutgers Cooperative Extension and Warren County 4-H. Admission and parking are free.

Maifest and International Day in Hackettstown

A local fair with a global flair! Highlight Hackettstown’s diverse culture with kids activities, crafts, live music from various countries and genres including a Mariachi band, Bagpipers, Oompa Band, Brass Roots for Americana music and a Frank Sinatra impersonator, a Tricky Tray, small plate food tastings, and more. There will be dancers, professional street performers and live demos.

Dine in the Vines Hungarian Rhapsody @ Villa Milagro

There is nothing like a fine four-course dinner served as the sun sets in a vineyard. This month is a Hungarian Feast jointly prepared by Paprikas (the only Hungarian restaurant in the Lehigh Valley) and Mattie's Strudel Haus which makes hand stretched strudels.

Murder Mystery Dinner @ Four Sisters

This thrillingly epic event, Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery, will be one that you won't want to miss! This is an interactive dinner starts with a formal wine tasting, followed by a plated dinner of Chicken Parmesan, salad, roasted vegetables, bread, and dessert.

Starving Artists Dinner Club @ Propagate Studio

This is open to anyone who creates, makes, has made a business, or is a hobby maker! It is free to join just please bring something to share with a label of what it is (and if it is vegan, gluten free, vegetarian etc.) with the group.

Memorial Day Lobster Weekend @ Alba Vineyard

Memorial Day weekend opens up the traditional summer travel season, and what better way to kick it off than with a visit to Alba Vineyard! Chef Anthony, Trattoria DiFiore, will be serving Lobster pizza and Lobster rolls. Regular menu of freshly made wood-fired pizza, salad, paninis, and other specials available for purchase.

June Music @ Four Sisters Winery

June brings new music to Four Sisters featuring Big Horse Band 6/3; Anker 6/4; Richie G 6/10; Rich Berry 6/11; Gigi Onofrio 6/17; Joe Izen 6/18; Rich Berry 6/24; Uptown Boogie Band 6/25.
 

Live Music @ Invertase

Free to attend and weather dependent (check social media for cancellations). Plan your summer entertainment and your fav Invertase brews!!

August Music @ Four Sisters Winery

June brings new music to Four Sisters featuring Rich Berry 8/5; Richie G 8/6; Joe Izen 8/12; Rich Berry 8/13; Rich Berry 8/19; Ed Jankewitz 8/20; Muskrat Ramblers 8/26; Cold Sweat 8/27/
 

Murder Mystery Dinner @ Four Sisters

This thrillingly epic event, Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery, will be one that you won't want to miss! This is an interactive dinner where you'll help solve the crime! It starts with a formal wine tasting, followed by a plated dinner of Chicken Parmesan, salad, roasted vegetables, bread, and dessert.

The Noble Brothers presented by The Arts at St. Luke's

The Arts at St. Luke's presents Harry and Bob Noble with a contingent of friends and fellow musicians to bring a mélange of folk, classic rock and bluegrass to the concert series. The brothers are the third generation of their family to entertain audiences in and around Warren County. 

Shippen Manor Museum Tours

Docents will be available to give tours of the Manor and the history of the people and the local industry of Oxford. Sept. 3 starts a new series, "On the Daily", in which docents present on a variety of topics in the workers' kitchen. "Laundry Day" is a presentation on how women did the laundry in the 18th century. Sept. 10 focuses on "Shippen & The Revolution" with an encampment by the 2nd NJ, with regimental firing demonstration, a picket march for the kids, a medical table and discussion about how the troops dealt with injury and illness, children's activities and more.

Shippen Manor docent, Cat, in 18th century period clothing

Shippen Manor Museum Tours

Docents will be available to give tours of the Manor and the history of the people and the local industry of Oxford. October 1 talk will feature “Laundry Day” and October 8 will feature “Food Preservation.”

Starving Artists Dinner Club @ Propagate Studio

This is free and open to anyone who creates, makes, has made a business, or is a hobby maker. Please bring something to share with a label of what it is (and if it is vegan, gluten free, vegetarian etc.) with the group and a piece of your art or ornament wrapped for a blind art exchange and new or used art supplies for the Art Supply Thrift Shop.

24th Annual Run for the River hosted by MWA

Sunday, May 5, 2024 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Run for the River is live and in-person this year with a scenic loop that passes streams, pastures, historic buildings, and the beautiful Musconetcong River on a mostly flat course. The run is an annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Musconetcong Watershed Association.

5th Aunnual Agripalooza and Tractorcade at Van Nest-Hoff-Vanatta Farmstead

Saturday, May 18, 2024 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Bring your family and furry friends to celebrate all things agriculture. Complete with live music, food, tours of the historic farmstead and educational presentations. A tractorcade (a parade of farm tractors) will launch the fun with the parade starting at 10am! Hosted by Rutgers Cooperative Extension and Warren County 4-H. Admission and parking are free.

 
Continuing: 

Panther Pub Live Music May

Panther Pub features Jeiris Cook this Friday, with live music to start your weekend every Friday, plus on Mother's Day too!

Music at Villa Milagro in May

This weekend brings the music of Joe Izen and Cinco de Mayo fun the day after! Wear a sombrero or use our photo "booth" to take your South of the Border selfie. $15 wine tasting or glass of sangria.

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2023

UACNJ kicks off its free public programs for 2023 at Jenny Jump State Forest, presented Saturday evenings April-October. The live presentation is followed by stargazing on the club's telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting. This week's talk is "What's Up in the May Sky?"

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2023

UACNJ kicks off its free public programs for 2023 at Jenny Jump State Forest, presented Saturday evenings April-October. The live presentation is followed by stargazing on the club's telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting. This week's talk is "What's Up in the June Sky?"

Music at Villa Milagro in June

June's Music at Villa schedule brings Bill Ilhing on 6/3; Joe Janci on 6/10; Lonely Sailors on 6/17; Sonia Weimann on 6/24; plus Music At Milagro Concerts (6:30pm on the West Lawn) with Full Grown Men on 6/10 and a Father's Day celebration with Kerry Blue Band on 6/18.

June Music @ Brook Hollow Winery

June is warming up with tunes from SAGE 6/2; Ally Brown 6/3; Stan and Elise 6/4; Scott Messina FOOD TRUCK: Michele's Bistro 6/9; Bill Ruddy 6/10; Michael Long 6/11; John Cain 6/16; Kate and Paul 6/17; SAGE 6/18; Rich Ortiz 6/23; Lee Larson 6/24; Lauren Christine 6/25; MUSIC: TBD FOOD TRUCK: Humpty Jr's 6/30.
 

Brass Rail Music Line Up for June

June brings new music to Brass Rail with JerZGirls 6/2; Pittstown Road 6/10; Truth and Soul 6/17; Better off Now 6/23; Shaky Moon 6/24; Last Shot 6/30.
 

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2023

UACNJ kicks off its free public programs for 2023 at Jenny Jump State Forest, presented Saturday evenings April-October. The live presentation is followed by stargazing on the club's telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting. This week's talk is "What's Up in the July Sky?"

July Music @ Brook Hollow Winery

July is warming up with tunes from Rich Ortiz 7/1; Patrick and Alex 7/2; Kate and Paul and FOOD TRUCK: Michele's Bistro 7/7; Stan and Elise 7/8; John Cain 7/9; Scott Messina and FOOD TRUCK: Humpty Jr's 7/14; Michael Long 7/15; Captains of Leisure; Christmas in July - Vendors, Live Music, Food Trucks, Fun, and Games 7/16; Eric Kerssen FOOD TRUCK: Scarlet Fire Pizza 7/21; Bill Ruddy 7/22; Ally Brown 7/23; SAGE and FOOD TRUCK: All the Pastabilities 7/24; Lee Larson 7/29; TBD 7/30

Panther Pub Live July Music

Panther Pub features Felony the Band and *Annual Clam Bake 7/2; Zach and Cat 7/7; Gary Reed 7/9; John Cain 7/14; Maura Glynn 7/16; Michael Long 7/21; Sue Polcer Trio 7/23; Maribyrd 7/28.

Music at Villa Milagro in June

July's Music at Villa schedule brings Joe Izen 7/1; Frank DiBussolo and Ken Papa 7/8; Dave Reed 7/15; Joe Izen and Concert Under the Stars 7/22; Sonia Weimann 7/29.

Little Ridge Vineyards Music in July

Live music every weekend in July with 7/1 Jeni Hackett; John Stanley 7/2; Chuck Schubert 7/8; Dave Read 7/9; Jeff Bellfy & Chel 7/15; COUSIN's MAINE Lobster Food Truck & Harmony Garage "Acoustic" Band 7/16; Gene Cullison 7/22; Hannah Noel 7/23.

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2023

UACNJ kicks off its free public programs for 2023 at Jenny Jump State Forest, presented Saturday evenings April-October. The live presentation is followed by stargazing on the club's telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting.

Tuesday Cruise Night July 2023 @ Joe's Steak Shop

Joe's Steak Shop is celebrating their 19th season of Cruise night with live music, cars, and delicious food and drinks. September's music features Fran Aiello 9/5; Hodge Podge 9/12; Frank Zeto 9/19 and Jeff Belfy Band 9/26.

Little Ridge Vineyards Music in August

Live music every weekend in September featuring Jeff Bellfy & Kjell 9/2; Ally Brown 9/3; Chris "Rave On" 9/9; Gene Cullison 9/10; Peter Amadeo 9/23; Country Line Dance ~ Friday Night in the Ol'Barn 9/29; SPECIAL EVENT at the FARM!!!  12-8pm  Announcement Soon** Music by the Tennessee Honey Band, followed by Music by Jeff Bellfy & Kjell, Food Trucks & Fun for the Day 9/30

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2023

UACNJ kicks off its free public programs for 2023 at Jenny Jump State Forest, presented Saturday evenings April-October. The live presentation is followed by stargazing on the club's telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting.

September Music @ Brook Hollow Winery

September is calling and Brook Hollow answers with music and food trucks throughout the month. The line up includes Stan and Elise FOOD TRUCK: Jersey Waffle Cabin 9/1; Patrick and Alex 9/2;  Labor Day Celebration, Lauren Christine FOOD TRUCK: Humpty Jr's & SAGE FOOD TRUCK: Humpty Jr's 9/3; Kate and Paul 9/8; Joe Janci 9/9; Ally Brown 9/10; John Cain 9/15; Rich Ortiz 9/16; Scott Messina 9/17; Rich Ortiz FOOD TRUCK: Scarlet Fire Pizza 9/22; Bill Ruddy 9/23;
Kate and Paul 9/24; Bill Ruddy 9/29; Lauren Christine 9/30.

Little Ridge Vineyards Music in September

Live music every weekend in September featuring Jeff Bellfy & Kjell 9/2; Ally Brown 9/3; Chris "Rave On" 9/9; Gene Cullison 9/10; Peter Amadeo 9/23; Country Line Dance ~ Friday Night in the Ol'Barn 9/29; SPECIAL EVENT at the FARM!!!  12-8pm  Announcement Soon** Music by the Tennessee Honey Band, followed by Music by Jeff Bellfy & Kjell, Food Trucks & Fun for the Day 9/30

Panther Pub Live September Music

September music at Panther Pub features Jeiris Cook 9/1; Mike Herz 9/3; Fermenters Trio Band 9/8; Gary Reed 9/10; Nova Duo 9/15; Brendan Anthony 9/17; Jukebox Trio 9/22; Jess Novak 9/24; Erika Sherger Duo 9/29.

 

Brass Rail Music Line Up for September

June brings new music to Brass Rail with Lou Pompilio 9/1; Steppin' It Back 9/9; Dee Jay BYG Fury 9/15; Naked Jaked 9/23; Better Off Now 9/29; Johnny Jukebox Band 9/30.
 

October Music @ Brook Hollow Winery

September is calling and Brook Hollow answers with music and food trucks throughout the month. The line up includes Bill Ruddy 10/6; Stan and Elise 10/7; John Cain 10/8; Scott Messina 10/13; Bill Ruddy 10/14; George Baier 10/15; Patrick and Alex 10/20; Lauren Christine 10/21; Kate and Paul 10/22; John Cain 10/27; Rich Ortiz 10/28; and Eric Kerssen 10/29.

Little Ridge Vineyards Music in October

Live music every weekend in September featuring Dave Read 10/1; Scott & Mac Paige Duo 10/7; Alan Wilcockson 10/8; Jeff Bellfy & Kjell Duo 10/14 and Food Truck- Chefstreet & Chef Joe; Harmony Garage Band 10/15; Chuck Schubert 10/21;
Scott Messina 10/22; John Cain 10/28; Jeff Bellfy & Kjell Duo 10/29.

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2023

UACNJ kicks off its free public programs for 2023 at Jenny Jump State Forest, presented Saturday evenings April-October. The live presentation is followed by stargazing on the club's telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting.

November Music @ Brook Hollow Winery

November is here and Brook Hollow answers with music throughout the month. The lineup includes Patrick and Alex 11/3; TBD 11/4; Scott Messina 11/5; John Cain 11/10; Bill Ruddy 11/11; Stan and Elise 11/12; Nov 18 - Kate and Paul; George Baier 11/19; Rich Ortiz 11/25; TBD 11/26.

Music at Milagro

November Music at Milagro brings TBA 11/4; Gary Staples 11/11; Dave Read 11/18; Traditional Christmas 11/ 24- 11/26.

November Music @ Panther Pub

October music at Panther Pub features Micheal Long 11/3; Sue Polcer & Dave 11/10; Brian St. John & Patrick Mahoney 11/ 17; Noble Brothers 11/22; Lelica & Jeiris Cook 11/ 24.

 

December Music @ Brook Hollow Winery

December is here and Brook Hollow answers with music throughout the month. The lineup includes Stan and Elise 12/2; John Cain 12/3; Bill Ruddy 12/9; Scott Messina 12/10; Kate and Paul 12/16; Lee Larsen 12/17; Eric Kerssen 12/30; Alex and Patrick 12/31.

Brass Rail Music Line Up in December

November brings new music to Brass Rail with Truth and Soul 12/1; Better off Now 12/8; Gear Box 12/15; Dr. Dick 12/16; Naked Jake 12/23; Lynch & Boreno 12/29; Lou Pompilio 12/30.
 

December Music @ Panther Pub

December music at Panther Pub features Brenden Long 12/1; Bill Ruddy 12/8; Cardon Raquet 12/15; DJ Sue Polcer 12/21; Jukebox Trio 12/22; Gary Reed and Art Baquer 12/29; Noble Brothers Band 12/31

 

February Music @ Panther Pub

Panther Pub continues with tunes Friday February tunes featuring the Maribyrd Duo 2/2; Michael Long 2/9; Sue and Dave 2/16; Zach and Cat 2/23 and a special Valentine's Day treat with Tea Envy 2/14.

 

Little Ridge Vineyards Music in March

Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 1:00pm
Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 1:00pm
Saturday, March 16, 2024 - 1:00pm
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 1:00pm

Live music in March featuring Frank Mondillo 3/2; 3/9 Dave Read; 3/16 Peter Amadeo; ​3/23 Scott Messina.

March Music @ Panther Pub

Friday, March 1, 2024 - 8:00pm
Friday, March 8, 2024 - 8:00pm
Friday, March 15, 2024 - 8:00pm
Friday, March 22, 2024 - 8:00pm
Friday, March 29, 2024 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 16, 2024 - 7:00pm
Sunday, March 10, 2024 - 5:00pm

Panther Pub continues with tunes in March including Erika Sherger Duo 3/1; John Cain 3/8; Brian Mcloughlin 3/10; Brian St. John and Alan Tepper 3/15; The Black RIver Rabble Rousers 3/16; Duo Nova 3/22; Bill Ruddy 3/29.

 

 
Community Corner: 

21st Annual Frolic in the Park

Norwescap invites you to come out to their 21st Frolic in the Park for some free food and fun while learning about family resources and opportunities.

West End Farmers' Market in Hackettstown

Hackettstown own West End Farmers' Market is opening May 7 from 9:30am - 1pm with local farmers, artisans, bread makers, bakers, craftsman and more! Running through October 29!

Job Fair hosted by Warren County EDC

Are you looking for a job or looking for new employees? The Warren County Economic Development Committee will be hosting a job fair co-sponsored by the Washington Business Improvement District and the Warren County Habitat for Humanity.

Open Volunteer Day with RVC

Be an agent of change by volunteering some time at one of RVC's many trails in July. Tools will be provided appropriate to the project.

Phillipsburg Memorial Day Parade

A parade hosted by the Bernardine May American Legion Post #457 to honor our fallen Veterans (local and national) and local First Responders.

Open Volunteer Day with RVC

Be an agent of change by volunteering some time at one of RVC's many trails. Tools will be provided appropriate to the project.

Open Volunteer Day with RVC

Be an agent of change by volunteering some time at one of RVC's many trails. Tools will be provided appropriate to the project.

 
More Things to Do: 
The Mohawk Trail Piano Trio featuring violinist Masako Yanagita, cellist Mark Fraser, and pianist Estela Olevsky

The 34th Annual Raritan River Music Festival

Winner of the National Award for Adventurous Programming from ASCAP/Chamber Music America, Raritan River Music presents a series of four concerts throughout the month of May in Hunderton and Warren counties. The Four Nations Ensemble will be performing in Clinton, NJ this Saturday, May 6. This group brings to life the music of François Couperin and his grand colleagues composing and performing at the Palace of Versailles around Paris in the early 1700s.

Check out Raritan River's website for all the concert details.

These concerts will be live in-person and streaming online.