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Saying Goodbye to 2020

"If you fell down yesterday, stand up today." - H.G. Wells (1866-1946), prolific English writer, often called the "father of science fiction"

This year has been like a work of science fiction, hasn't it? Had we been told a year ago what 2020 would bring, most of us wouldn't have believed it. But we survived, so let's stand up today and welcome 2021 with open arms! This issue is rather light, unsurprisingly, but we wanted to take the opportunity to wish all of our loyal Warren County Wanderers a happy, safe and healthy New Year. We look forward to sharing new adventures with you in the coming months! Happy New Year, and Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

New Year's Eve at Mama's Cafe Baci

Thursday, December 31, 2020 -
5:00pm to 10:00pm
Open for dinner 5-10pm offering a special menu, plus live entertainment by George Baier.

New Year's Eve at Panther Pub with Noble Bros. Band

Thursday, December 31, 2020 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Call 908-441-6127 to reserve your table (limited capacity), but takeout is available. Live music with the Noble Bothers, 6-9pm. Open New Year's Day, too - offering complimentary mimosas!

New Year's Eve at the Brass Rail

Thursday, December 31, 2020
Special menu. Call to make your reservation: 908-454-0931. 

New Year's Specials at the Draught House

Thursday, December 31, 2020 to Sunday, January 3, 2021
Menu specials offered all weekend - reservations recommended - and there will be a "Power Hour" at the Draught House Igloo Bar on New Year's Eve.

New Year's Weekend at Alba Vineyard

Friday, January 1, 2021 to Sunday, January 3, 2021
Cheers! Bring in the New Year wine country style, and sample wines from NJ's largest estate vineyard. Flights & Bites available for groups of 2-6 people - please reserve an available time slot. There are heaters but dress warm.

Weekend Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, January 2, 2021 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, January 3, 2021 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Visit Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility for live music Saturday (TBA) and Sunday afternoons (Scott Messina).

UACNJ Saturday Winter Presentation: "What's Up in the January Sky?" (Online Event)

Saturday, January 2, 2021 - 8:00pm
UACNJ presents online programs about astronomy and space. This week: "What's Up in the January Sky?" by Lonny Buinis.

Sunday Dinner - 1/2 Roasted Glazed Chicken & sides

Sunday, January 3, 2021 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Offered eat in or take out, pre-purchase of this meal - prepared by Humpty Junior's and hosted by Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility each Sunday in January -is required. 1/2 Roasted Glazed Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, and Vegetable DuJour; and live music for those eating in to enjoy! Reserve yours today!
More Things to Do: 

Shippen Manor Virtual Concert: Paddy and the Pale Boys

A special New Year's Eve Treat! This week's virtual Lawn Concert features Paddy and the Pale Boys, who, in the event you weren't aware, is Your Favorite Irish Band. The lads have been at it since 1997, performing their unique arrangements of the  music of Ireland and Scotland, along with American favorites while also introducing the band's own original songs. Performing are Martin O'Connor, vocals, bass; Mike Hoffman, vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo; Ray Hoffman, keyboard, fancy vest and bow tie; Clobberin' Bobby McGhee, drums; with special guest Shane Dunn, guitar. The virtual concerts are offered in lieu of the annual Lawn Concert Series that was sidelined in the COVID-19 pandemic. The Warren County Cultural and Heritage Division of the Department of Land Preservation, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, invites you to enjoy online concerts by the bands that were scheduled to perform. Find the performance by Paddy and the Pale Boys here.
Plan Ahead: 

2021's First Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, January 9, 2021 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Are you ready for a smashing good time? It's a one-of-a-kind experience, sure to intoxicate all your senses. 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! Complimentary wine glass included. $35/person, plus tax (Winter Special). Tickets are required -call 908-475-3671

CSC January Thaw Music Festival: The Blue Dahlia (in person and streaming live)

Saturday, January 9, 2021 - 8:00pm
Centenary Stage Company kicks off 2021 with the annual January Thaw Music Festival in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center on Jan. 9 with ukulele-player and singer-songwriter Dahlia Dumont.

CSC January Thaw Music Festival: Chuchito Valdes (in person and streaming live)

Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 8:00pm
​With influences of Caribbean rhythms and jazz, Chuchito creates an exciting and energetic blend of spicy music that drives audiences wild. This piano master captivates with his sensitivity and drives excitement with his dynamic band.

The Wurst Night at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, January 23, 2021 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Get your ticket now for a delicious meal provided by Alpine Meats in Blairstown, wine, and live music.

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

New Year's Eve at Panther Pub with Noble Bros. Band

Thursday, December 31, 2020 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Call 908-441-6127 to reserve your table (limited capacity), but takeout is available. Live music with the Noble Bothers, 6-9pm. Open New Year's Day, too - offering complimentary mimosas!

New Year's Specials at the Draught House

Thursday, December 31, 2020 to Sunday, January 3, 2021

Menu specials offered all weekend - reservations recommended - and there will be a "Power Hour" at the Draught House Igloo Bar on New Year's Eve.

New Year's Weekend at Alba Vineyard

Friday, January 1, 2021 to Sunday, January 3, 2021

Cheers! Bring in the New Year wine country style, and sample wines from NJ's largest estate vineyard. Flights & Bites available for groups of 2-6 people - please reserve an available time slot. There are heaters but dress warm.

Weekend Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, January 2, 2021 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, January 3, 2021 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Visit Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility for live music Saturday (TBA) and Sunday afternoons (Scott Messina).

Sunday Dinner - 1/2 Roasted Glazed Chicken & sides

Sunday, January 3, 2021 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Offered eat in or take out, pre-purchase of this meal - prepared by Humpty Junior's and hosted by Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility each Sunday in January -is required. 1/2 Roasted Glazed Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, and Vegetable DuJour; and live music for those eating in to enjoy! Reserve yours today!

 
More Things to Do: 

Shippen Manor Virtual Concert: Paddy and the Pale Boys

A special New Year's Eve Treat! This week's virtual Lawn Concert features Paddy and the Pale Boys, who, in the event you weren't aware, is Your Favorite Irish Band. The lads have been at it since 1997, performing their unique arrangements of the  music of Ireland and Scotland, along with American favorites while also introducing the band's own original songs. Performing are Martin O'Connor, vocals, bass; Mike Hoffman, vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo; Ray Hoffman, keyboard, fancy vest and bow tie; Clobberin' Bobby McGhee, drums; with special guest Shane Dunn, guitar. The virtual concerts are offered in lieu of the annual Lawn Concert Series that was sidelined in the COVID-19 pandemic. The Warren County Cultural and Heritage Division of the Department of Land Preservation, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, invites you to enjoy online concerts by the bands that were scheduled to perform. Find the performance by Paddy and the Pale Boys here.

 
Plan Ahead: 

2021's First Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, January 9, 2021 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Are you ready for a smashing good time? It's a one-of-a-kind experience, sure to intoxicate all your senses. 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! Complimentary wine glass included. $35/person, plus tax (Winter Special). Tickets are required -call 908-475-3671