Warren County Wanderings

Starting April 19, 2017

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. – John Muir

We make an effort not to play favorites here at Warren County Wanderings, but we feel compelled to point out Blairstown's Appalachian Trail Day as somthing extra special offered on Saturday. If you go, be sure to stop by the Explore Warren exhibit to say hello!

But there are so many other fun and interesting activities to choose from, so scroll down without further delay! And as always, Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

CSC Women Playwrights Series: Apples in Winter

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 7:30pm
Apples in Winter, a play about mothers and sons, is the second play in the Centenary Stage Company’s Women Playwrights Series (WPS) . It's a moving drama of love and forgiveness written by Jennifer Fawcett. The series concludes next Wednesday, April 26 with Hitler's Tasters by Michelle Kholos Brooks.

John Cain and $5 Goulash at Brook Hollow

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines! Wine for purchase by the bottle or glass at retail value, and $5 food. 

Roy's Hall: Kinky Friedman - "Resurrected"

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:00pm
Back in the 1970s, twangcore provacateur Kinky Friedman billed himself as “the Texas Jewboy” and flung his rule-breaking attitude in the face of the good ol’ boy sensibilities of the country music establishment. He's still at it! Check him out on the intimate stage at Roy's Hall.

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Zaire

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:00pm
Local band Zaire performs classic rock and acoustic rock. Members: Mike DiCenso, Jim Leahey and Matt Pisani.

Warren County History Expo

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
John General's documentary film, "Extra 1104 -The Story of the Rockport Train Wreck", is featured with three showings, plus a Civil War Encampment, and other aspects of Warren County's history including Indian artifacts, Morris Canal history, and genealogy. Free admission.

Group Hike on the PVT

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:00am
The PVTC, a Friends Organization of the Kittatinny Valley State Park, will host a 4-5 mile hike along the Paulinskill Valley Trail.  The cinder-based trail provides easy, level walking.
The greater Blairstown area from the Appalachian Trail

Blairstown Appalachian Trail Day

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Blairstown has been named New Jersey's first official Appalachian Trail Community, and Blairstown Appalachian Trail Day celebrates the designation with a Street Fair, live music, food, walking tours and special trolley tours to access the trail.

Spring Food Truck & Wine Festival

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
This event will feature cuisine from 10 of the region’s best food trucks, Alba’s estate wines, and live music by The Bob Lanza Blues Band.

Hopped Up Hackettstown Scavenger Pub Crawl

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
12:00pm to 8:00pm
Get hopped up in and around Hackettstown during the Highlands Pub Crawl!
Participating breweries and bars:
Man Skirt Brewing 144 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (headquarters)

A Day of Wine & Romance at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
USA Today bestselling author Roz Lee and friends at the beautiful Brook Hollow Winery in Columbia, NJ. Meet the authors and stock up on your spring and summer reading material!

Nonpareil presents: Rich Goldberg

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
While you dine, relax and enjoy the soft rock tunes of Jersey's own Rich Goldberg, covering over seventy iconic artists, from the Beatles to Billy Joel and from James Taylor to Elton John.
The night sky as seen from the United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey observatories

Astronomy Talk & See the Evening Stars at UACNJ Observatory

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey weekly free public program is "Growth of Cosmic Structure" with Jason Kendall. The astronomy presentation begins at 8pm in the lecture hall regardless of the weather, and is followed by stargazing on the observatory's telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting, in Jenny Jump State Forest.

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Drunk Monkeys

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 8:00pm

Live Music at Bea McNally's: Lunch Hour Six Pack

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:00pm
Lunch Hour Six Pack is a classic & 90s rock cover band that formed in 2007.

Grape Gallop

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 10:00am
RUN ~ WALK ~ TASTE! Grape Gallop is the outdoor social event that pairs exercise and wine tasting!

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - Kyle Baker

Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
There's a mysterious event at the winery with an unraveling plot, a victim, a murderer, and a cast of characters!

The Pleasure of His Company: Our Love Affair with William Shakespeare and the First Folio

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 3:00pm
Honoring the anniversary of the birth and death of William Shakespeare, Centenary Stage Company presents classical theatre giants Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso for an evening of personal recollections, dramatic scenes, and stories of Shakespeare's influence on Kim and Occhiogrosso's lives and careers.

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall: Tony DeSare, Piano

Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
The 2016-17 season concludes with a command performance by the inimitable song stylist and pianist Tony DeSare, featuring songs Sinatra made famous, plus some of DeSare’s own songs with wonderfully clever lyrics.

Rock Creek Tavern - Leather and Lace

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
Local favorites Leather and Lace will perform at Rock Creek Tavern at 4 pm.

Bethlehem Baroque in concert: A Tour of Baroque Europe

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Music at St. Luke's presents the ensemble Bethlehem Baroque in a concert entitled A Tour of Baroque Europe - Italy, Germany, England and France.

Brook Hollow Winery Cook-Off

Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Do you cook with wine? Have a favorite recipe you'd love to share with others? Join us at our 2nd Annual Brook Hollow Winery Cook-Off!
Community Corner: 

Pet Adoption League’s 7th Annual Pasta Dinner

Friday, April 21, 2017 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm
Leave the cooking to us!  Join us for a delicious pasta dinner for a good cause.

Roast Beef Dinner at Buttzville UMC

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
4:30pm to 7:00pm
All-you-can-eat Family Style Roast Beef Dinner with assorted desserts. Call ahead and leave message to reserve tickets, or buy them at the door.

Belly Barre Class 5-week Session

Monday, April 24, 2017Monday, May 1, 2017Monday, May 8, 2017Monday, May 15, 2017Monday, May 22, 2017
The 6-Week Session starts March 13, with the Beginner class at 4pm and the 5-Techniques of Yoga class at 5:15pm. Cost is $78 for 6 Weeks or $16 per Walk-in Class.

MWA Native Plant Sale

Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
9:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017 -
9:00am to 2:00pm
Go Native! At the MWA Native Plant Sale, held at the River Resource Center, you can purchase beautiful native species that will provide lasting enjoyment and save you money, water and time.

Mommy and Me Art Workshop

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:00am
What's a better way to bond with a child than through art?
More Things to Do: 

Farmers’ Fair Announces Call to Artists for New Juried Fine Arts Exhibit

The Warren County Farmers’ Fair has added a new Juried Fine Arts Exhibit during this year's Fair, July 29 through August 5, 2017, and is announcing a call to artists. The show is open to Professionals and Amateurs who are residents of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, 18 year or older. Categories include Class 1: Oils, acrylics, mixed media; Class 2: watercolors, gouche, casein, temepra; and Class 3: drawings, pastels.  This is a unique opportunity for artists to exhibit work in the Warren County Farmers’ Fair.
Plan Ahead: 

CSC NextStage Repertory presents Young Frankenstein

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:30pmFriday, April 28, 2017 - 8:00pmSaturday, April 29, 2017 - 8:00pmSunday, April 30, 2017 - 2:00pm
From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster musical comedy, Young Frankenstein.

Arts, Sweets & Crafts Festival

Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Washington BID features dozens of artists and vendors, kids activities, sweet eats, delectable food, great shopping and live music featuring The Outcrops and Kinderhook. Enjoy a craft beer at one of our Craft Beer Gardens, relax as students from Warren County Community College read poetry and fiction and then enjoy some quality time with your child(ren) as they participate in a free Critter and Litter Kids Craft Workshop.

VanNest-Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead Open House

Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Visit this historic farmstead, with demonstrations including:

Warren County Community Singers "Springfest of Music"

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 7:30pm
The Warren County Community Singers present this year’s Springfest of Music concert on two days - April 29 and 30 - in two locations.
Warren County Community Singers Present Springfest of Music

Warren County Community Singers "Springfest of Music"

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 3:00pm
The Warren County Community Singers present this year’s Springfest of Music concert on two days - April 29 and 30 - in two locations.

5K Run/Walk to the Top of New Jersey

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 9:00am
NORWESCAP and Pass It Along will be hosting the first ever 5K to the top of New Jersey.

Murder at the Hop at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 7:00pm
The year is 1957, and last night outside of the Hot Rod Diner, where you would think there would be plenty of witnesses, there was a murder. The murder of the coolest guy in town, Rock N. Roal.

3rd Annual Tim Balas Professional Baseball Clinic

Sunday, May 7, 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
The 3rd Annual Tim Balas Professional Baseball Clinic will be held for boys and girls ages 5-18 at Lopatcong Park on Sunday, May 7. Participant check-in begins at 10am.

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: 

CSC Women Playwrights Series: Apples in Winter

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 7:30pm

Apples in Winter, a play about mothers and sons, is the second play in the Centenary Stage Company’s Women Playwrights Series (WPS) . It's a moving drama of love and forgiveness written by Jennifer Fawcett. The series concludes next Wednesday, April 26 with Hitler's Tasters by Michelle Kholos Brooks.

John Cain and $5 Goulash at Brook Hollow

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines! Wine for purchase by the bottle or glass at retail value, and $5 food. 

Roy's Hall: Kinky Friedman - "Resurrected"

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:00pm

Back in the 1970s, twangcore provacateur Kinky Friedman billed himself as “the Texas Jewboy” and flung his rule-breaking attitude in the face of the good ol’ boy sensibilities of the country music establishment. He's still at it! Check him out on the intimate stage at Roy's Hall.

Warren County History Expo

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

John General's documentary film, "Extra 1104 -The Story of the Rockport Train Wreck", is featured with three showings, plus a Civil War Encampment, and other aspects of Warren County's history including Indian artifacts, Morris Canal history, and genealogy. Free admission.

Group Hike on the PVT

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:00am

The PVTC, a Friends Organization of the Kittatinny Valley State Park, will host a 4-5 mile hike along the Paulinskill Valley Trail.  The cinder-based trail provides easy, level walking.

The greater Blairstown area from the Appalachian Trail

Blairstown Appalachian Trail Day

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

Blairstown has been named New Jersey's first official Appalachian Trail Community, and Blairstown Appalachian Trail Day celebrates the designation with a Street Fair, live music, food, walking tours and special trolley tours to access the trail.

Spring Food Truck & Wine Festival

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

This event will feature cuisine from 10 of the region’s best food trucks, Alba’s estate wines, and live music by The Bob Lanza Blues Band.

Hopped Up Hackettstown Scavenger Pub Crawl

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
12:00pm to 8:00pm

Get hopped up in and around Hackettstown during the Highlands Pub Crawl!

Participating breweries and bars:

Man Skirt Brewing 144 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (headquarters)

A Day of Wine & Romance at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

USA Today bestselling author Roz Lee and friends at the beautiful Brook Hollow Winery in Columbia, NJ. Meet the authors and stock up on your spring and summer reading material!

Nonpareil presents: Rich Goldberg

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

While you dine, relax and enjoy the soft rock tunes of Jersey's own Rich Goldberg, covering over seventy iconic artists, from the Beatles to Billy Joel and from James Taylor to Elton John.

The night sky as seen from the United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey observatories

Astronomy Talk & See the Evening Stars at UACNJ Observatory

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 8:00pm

The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey weekly free public program is "Growth of Cosmic Structure" with Jason Kendall. The astronomy presentation begins at 8pm in the lecture hall regardless of the weather, and is followed by stargazing on the observatory's telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting, in Jenny Jump State Forest.

Grape Gallop

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 10:00am

RUN ~ WALK ~ TASTE! Grape Gallop is the outdoor social event that pairs exercise and wine tasting!

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall: Tony DeSare, Piano

Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

The 2016-17 season concludes with a command performance by the inimitable song stylist and pianist Tony DeSare, featuring songs Sinatra made famous, plus some of DeSare’s own songs with wonderfully clever lyrics.

Brook Hollow Winery Cook-Off

Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Do you cook with wine? Have a favorite recipe you'd love to share with others? Join us at our 2nd Annual Brook Hollow Winery Cook-Off!

 
Community Corner: 

Roast Beef Dinner at Buttzville UMC

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
4:30pm to 7:00pm

All-you-can-eat Family Style Roast Beef Dinner with assorted desserts. Call ahead and leave message to reserve tickets, or buy them at the door.

Belly Barre Class 5-week Session

Monday, April 24, 2017
Monday, May 1, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017
Monday, May 15, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017

The 6-Week Session starts March 13, with the Beginner class at 4pm and the 5-Techniques of Yoga class at 5:15pm. Cost is $78 for 6 Weeks or $16 per Walk-in Class.

MWA Native Plant Sale

Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
9:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017 -
9:00am to 2:00pm

Go Native! At the MWA Native Plant Sale, held at the River Resource Center, you can purchase beautiful native species that will provide lasting enjoyment and save you money, water and time.

 
More Things to Do: 

Farmers’ Fair Announces Call to Artists for New Juried Fine Arts Exhibit

The Warren County Farmers’ Fair has added a new Juried Fine Arts Exhibit during this year's Fair, July 29 through August 5, 2017, and is announcing a call to artists. The show is open to Professionals and Amateurs who are residents of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, 18 year or older. Categories include Class 1: Oils, acrylics, mixed media; Class 2: watercolors, gouche, casein, temepra; and Class 3: drawings, pastels.  This is a unique opportunity for artists to exhibit work in the Warren County Farmers’ Fair.

 
Plan Ahead: 

CSC NextStage Repertory presents Young Frankenstein

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:30pm
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 2:00pm

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster musical comedy, Young Frankenstein.

Arts, Sweets & Crafts Festival

Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Washington BID features artists and vendors, kids activities, sweet eats, delectable food, great shopping and live music in the heart of Downtown Washington. Enjoy a craft beer at one of our Craft Beer Gardens, relax as students from Warren County Community College read poetry and fiction and then enjoy some quality time with your child(ren) as they participate in a free Critter and Litter Kids Craft Workshop.

VanNest-Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead Open House

Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Visit this historic farmstead, with demonstrations including Live Fiber Arts and Craft Demonstrations, Open Hearth Cooking in the Summer Kitchen, Hit-and-Miss Engines, War Re-Enactors and more!

Warren County Community Singers "Springfest of Music"

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 7:30pm

The Warren County Community Singers present this year’s Springfest of Music concert on two days - April 29 and 30 - in two locations. The concerts also feature the Children’s Chorus of Warren County, and a performance by one of the Warren County music scholarship winners. This year’s Springfest features some unusual selections, such as Jabberwocky, based on the Lewis Carroll poem. The Saturday concert is in Phillipsburg.