Starting April 3, 2019 | Explore Warren

 

Starting April 3, 2019

"The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope." - John Buchan (1875-1940), Scottish Politician

Nature is emerging from its winter slumber, and the weekend weather forecast is looking fabulous!

Fishing season opens on April 6, and details on trout season from the NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife is available by clicking here.

Highlights below include United Astronomy Clubs of NJ debuting its free public programs for 2019 (Saturday evenings, April-Oct.) at its Observatory in Jenny Jump State Forest; Shippen Manor welcomes Civil War reenactors (with muskets!) on Sunday; diverse live music offerings; volunteer opportunities and fundraisers for worthy causes; and more!

Happy Earth month, and Happy Wanderings!

 

This Week: 

Hike, Sketch, Paint! Getaway Program

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 3:00pm to Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 1:00pm
A weekend of hiking and art held at Mohican Outdoor Center, beginning with a presentation on the Hudson River School of Art and their romantic view of the landscape. Then enjoy guided hikes where participants are encouraged to photograph or sketch the beautiful views along the Kittatinny Ridge at a particularly lovely time, as the wildflowers are in bloom. Evenings are optimal to create a watercolor painting using sketches and/or photographs as inspiration. You are free to engage in the planned activities as much or as little as you please and are always free to paint, sketch, photograph on your own.

Work and Play Weekend at Mohican

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 3:00pm to Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 5:00pm
Share your talents and love of Mohican Outdoor Center to help us make a few improvements around camp as we get ready for the upcoming spring season.

Kevin Johnson at Nonpareil

Friday, April 5, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Enjoy a delicious meal while you listen to some music.

First Friday Celebration at Thisilldous- Late Night Kennel Club

Friday, April 5, 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Bring the family to enjoy the music of Late Night Kennel Club. Fresh, local & friendly. Dinner with music is from 6-9 p.m.

Movie Night at M Galleries

Friday, April 5, 2019 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Please join us for movie night! Each movie night will feature a surprise film, followed by a critical and educational discussion.

The National Reserve – Gutsy Brooklyn-Based Americana Rock at Roy's Hall

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 8:00pm
The National Reserve have crafted a rich and raucous collection that instantly places them among Americana’s finest – its force, directness, and performance not unlike some lost recording unearthed from the golden age of '70s rock ‘n’ roll.

The Garabo Band at Rock Creek Tavern

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 8:00pm
Enjoy a night out with The Garabo Band! Food and drink specials will be offered.

Warren County Health Department Volunteer Assembly Drill

Saturday, April 6, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
County agencies will participate in an exercise at three separate locations (Hackettstown, Phillipsburg and Blairstown) to determine the capability of our public health workforce and residents to staff  Point of Distribution (POD) sites. Volunteers will receive Just in Time Training (JITT), teaching them what they need to know about working at a POD site in a real life emergency. 

Volunteer Day at White Lake

Saturday, April 6, 2019 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Join RVC stewards to help with a variety of tasks such as trail clearing and invasive plant removal. Tools will be provided. Bring gloves, wear tick repellent and sun protection.

Special Craft Show at Hope Junction

Saturday, April 6, 2019 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, April 7, 2019 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Jump into spring at Hope Junction Antiques! Meet a variety of talented artisans whose work is extraordinary!

 

Music at Four Sisters Winery with Rich Berry

Saturday, April 6, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Spring has sprung at Four Sisters Winery! Rich Berry will fill the air with an eclectic mix of the '50s, '60s ,'70s, classic country and more!

Diamonds in the Sky - Celebration Dinner Dance

Saturday, April 6, 2019 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm
It's a celebration of Abilities of Northwest Jersey's shining stars, with a cocktail reception, dinner, and entertainment by DJ Rupe.

Citizens Band Radio Reunites at Roy’s Hall

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 8:00pm
Citizens Band Radio gave the world their brand of rural rock & roll for over a decade before deciding to “wrap it up”.  Two years later the band has decided to give their fans a reunion show and what better place to do it than Roy’s Hall. 

United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey Presents: What's Up in the April Sky?

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 8:00pm
A free astronomy talk followed by night sky viewing (weather permitting). Bring your interest and an open mind to be amazed at the sights in our night sky!

'80s Night at William's Irish Tavern

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 9:00pm
Go "back in time" to the '80s! There will be a costume contest, giveaways and drink specials.

Live Music at Bea McNally's: Dowden Brothers Band

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 10:00pm
The Dowden Brothers Band is a New Jersey cover band playing classic rock, Top 40, '80s and '90s hits, and some James Brown and Elvis to keep things cool. Come by and check them out!

Civil War Day at Shippen Manor Museum

Sunday, April 7, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
The 8th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment will re-create the life of the common soldier and the reenactors will demonstrate musket firing.

Cheese & Chocolate Sunday

Sunday, April 7, 2019 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Stop in to enjoy a tasting and small plate of select cheese and chocolates at Villa Milagro. Bird Migration is in full swing.

Baby Shower to Benefit Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary

Sunday, April 7, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Support the Annual Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary Baby Shower at the Tranquility Methodist church community house.

Ronny Whyte Trio Sings Sinatra at Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, April 7, 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Ronny Whyte is an interpreter of Classic American Popular Song, an outstanding jazz pianist, and a successful songwriter. He was featured on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz on NPR.

Spring Food Tasting & Recommended Vendors Event at Architects

Sunday, April 7, 2019 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Getting married or thinking about it? Join Architects for its Annual Food Tasting & Recommended Vendors Event! Open to the public but reservations are required. $35/person.

Murder Mystery at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, April 7, 2019 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
The murders continue at Four Sisters Winery! It's just for fun during our Murder Mystery Dinners.
Continuing: 

Meditation Class at Rutherfurd Hall

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 6:30pmWednesday, March 13, 2019 - 6:30pmWednesday, April 3, 2019 - 6:30pm
Need to meditate or do some yoga? Bring a friend, a mat and relax. 
Community Corner: 

Free Tech Help for Senior Citizens at Warren Hills Regional High School

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
You can learn technology at any age! Warren Hills High School Streak Nation Club Members will host a monthly Senior Citizen Technology Forum for free.

Backyard Chickens Workshop with Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 7:00pm
Thinking of acquiring a flock of chickens or perhaps you already have some but would like of a bit of guidance?

Spring Vendor & Craft Fair Benefiting Stewartsville Volunteer Fire Company

Saturday, April 6, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Please join the Stewartsville Volunteer Fire Company for their Spring Vendor/Craft fair! They will have many different vendors and crafters.

Huntington's Disease Tricky Tray Fundraiser at The Willows

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 12:00pm
The 4th Annual fundraiser is hosted in loving memory of Kelly Hunter-Mejia. Prizes include a vacation in Florida, 50" television, designer bags, and much more! The $30 ticket includes admission, buffet dinner, and your first two sheets of tickets to Tier 1 prizes. In addition to the tricky tray, there is a 50/50 raffle and t-shirts for sale. A fun event for a good cause!

Budding Artists Art Show at Knowlton Presbyterian Church

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 7:00pm
Budding Artists welcomes visitors to their art show with food, music, and great art!  For more information, contact 908-459-5170 or knowltonpca@gmail.com
Plan Ahead: 

Women Playwrights Series: “Babel” by Jacqueline Goldfinger

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 7:30pm
Centenary Stage Company kicks off this year's Women Playwrights Series with a staged reading of Darrah Cloud's play inspired by the stories of the first US Women's Gymnastics Team and their journey to the controversial 1936 Berlin Olympics. Seating is limited so please reserve, and a $5 donation per ticket is requested. Initiated in 1992, the WPS is dedicated to providing a working forum for the unique voice of women writing for theatre today, and has helped to develop the work of over 60 playwrights from around the country, producing more than 14 world premieres on the CSC mainstage. Staged readings are followed by a lively discussion with the playwrights and casts. Other WPS events are Havana Orthodoxy by Vita Patrick Morales on April 18 and Another Revolution by Jacqueline Bircher on April 25.
 

Adult Wine and Paint at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 7:00pm
Bring a bottle of wine and learn to paint a spring inspired flower pot.

Living Easter Basket Workshop at Flowerland Growers, LLC.

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 10:00amSaturday, April 13, 2019 - 10:00am
Get your friends, family together to create your very own Easter basket. Fill your own container or pick one while you are here with tulips, daffodils, pansies, hyacinths, primrose and violas!

Knowlton Fine Arts Presents the Festival of Arts

Friday, April 12, 2019 -
3:00pm to 7:00pm
Knowlton Fine Arts presents the Festival of Arts highlighting the visual arts, dance and drama. Enjoy music and food and the work of 90+ homeschoolers from this local fine arts co-op.

Mysterious Pluto and Beyond

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 7:00pm
Where did Pluto come from? What other mysterious worlds lie beyond Pluto? These are among the many questions to be discussed in an informative and entertaining presentation by astronomer Gary Swangin, Director and Astronomer of the Panther Planetarium in Paterson.

Easter Bunny Train Ride & Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 13, 2019 to Sunday, April 14, 2019
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Take the Easter Bunny Train Ride and visit with Mr. E. Bunny on the train and at the beautiful little glade where the kids can hunt for Easter eggs! Reserve your seats now for the Delaware River Railroad Excursion's special holiday ride, offered 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm.
 

Go Green with Hope

Saturday, April 13, 2019 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
The Hope Township Environmental Commission and Green Team is hosting its 6th annual “GO GREEN WITH HOPE” Fair at the Hope Township School.

MWA 27th Annual River Clean-up

Saturday, April 13, 2019 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Each year MWA and volunteers clean up at various locations along the Musconetcong River from Lake Hopatcong down to the Delaware River Confluence.

3rd Annual Hopped Up Scavenger Hunt Hackettstown Pub Crawl

Saturday, April 13, 2019 -
11:00am to 9:00pm
Come on out and support a great cause!

Mackey's Orchard Opening Day

Saturday, April 13, 2019 -
12:00pm to 9:00pm
Mackey's is offering one free small cone per person on their opening day! Stop on by.

The Arbor opens at Alba Vineyard: Live Music with Bob Lanza Blues Band

Saturday, April 13, 2019 -
1:30pm to 5:00pm
Wood-fired pizza, estate premium wine, and music will be available every weekend from mid-April through mid-November.

Astronomy Day

Saturday, April 13, 2019 -
3:00pm to 10:30pm
A fun day with cool activities, great presentations, and amazing people. Come spend the day with the United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey at their facility in Jenny Jump State Park.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, April 13, 2019 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
It's Stomping Time! A bit of nostalgia, a tasting of wine, an Italian dinner, it's something to do with friends for a special time!

Moe-tion Dance Theater at Centenary Stage Co.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 8:00pm
Established in 2007, Moe-tion Dance Theater is a contemporary modern dance company based in New Jersey.

Breakfast With The Easter Bunny at The Architects Golf Club

Sunday, April 14, 2019 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Bring your kids to see the Easter Bunny and have a delicious buffet. Make your reservation today.

Adult Egg Hunt at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 12:00pmSunday, April 14, 2019 - 3:00pmFriday, April 19, 2019 - 12:00pm
There's a kid in all of us! This adult egg hunt starts off with a formal wine tasting followed by an educational wine cellar tour.

Special Fundraiser for Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey: Joe Piscopo at Centenary Stage Co.

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 3:00pm
This is a special fundraiser for Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey. Centenary University presents Joe Piscopo with special guest comedian Jeff Norris.

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This Week: 

Hike, Sketch, Paint! Getaway Program

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 3:00pm to Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 1:00pm

A weekend of hiking and art held at Mohican Outdoor Center, beginning with a presentation on the Hudson River School of Art and their romantic view of the landscape. Then enjoy guided hikes where participants are encouraged to photograph or sketch the beautiful views along the Kittatinny Ridge at a particularly lovely time, as the wildflowers are in bloom. Evenings are optimal to create a watercolor painting using sketches and/or photographs as inspiration. You are free to engage in the planned activities as much or as little as you please and are always free to paint, sketch, photograph on your own.

Work and Play Weekend at Mohican

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 3:00pm to Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 5:00pm

Share your talents and love of Mohican Outdoor Center to help us make a few improvements around camp as we get ready for the upcoming spring season.

Movie Night at M Galleries

Friday, April 5, 2019 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Please join us for movie night! Each movie night will feature a surprise film, followed by a critical and educational discussion.

Warren County Health Department Volunteer Assembly Drill

Saturday, April 6, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am

County agencies will participate in an exercise at three separate locations (Hackettstown, Phillipsburg and Blairstown) to determine the capability of our public health workforce and residents to staff  Point of Distribution (POD) sites. Volunteers will receive Just in Time Training (JITT), teaching them what they need to know about working at a POD site in a real life emergency. 

Volunteer Day at White Lake

Saturday, April 6, 2019 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Join RVC stewards to help with a variety of tasks such as trail clearing and invasive plant removal. Tools will be provided. Bring gloves, wear tick repellent and sun protection.

Special Craft Show at Hope Junction

Saturday, April 6, 2019 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, April 7, 2019 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

Jump into spring at Hope Junction Antiques! Meet a variety of talented artisans whose work is extraordinary!


 

Citizens Band Radio Reunites at Roy’s Hall

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 8:00pm

Citizens Band Radio gave the world their brand of rural rock & roll for over a decade before deciding to “wrap it up”.  Two years later the band has decided to give their fans a reunion show and what better place to do it than Roy’s Hall. 

Live Music at Bea McNally's: Dowden Brothers Band

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 10:00pm

The Dowden Brothers Band is a New Jersey cover band playing classic rock, Top 40, '80s and '90s hits, and some James Brown and Elvis to keep things cool. Come by and check them out!

Civil War Day at Shippen Manor Museum

Sunday, April 7, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

The 8th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment will re-create the life of the common soldier and the reenactors will demonstrate musket firing.

Cheese & Chocolate Sunday

Sunday, April 7, 2019 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm

Stop in to enjoy a tasting and small plate of select cheese and chocolates at Villa Milagro. Bird Migration is in full swing.

Ronny Whyte Trio Sings Sinatra at Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, April 7, 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Ronny Whyte is an interpreter of Classic American Popular Song, an outstanding jazz pianist, and a successful songwriter. He was featured on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz on NPR.

 
Continuing: 

Meditation Class at Rutherfurd Hall

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 6:30pm

Need to meditate or do some yoga? Bring a friend, a mat and relax. 

 
Community Corner: 

Free Tech Help for Senior Citizens at Warren Hills Regional High School

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm

You can learn technology at any age! Warren Hills High School Streak Nation Club Members will host a monthly Senior Citizen Technology Forum for free.

Huntington's Disease Tricky Tray Fundraiser at The Willows

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 12:00pm

The 4th Annual fundraiser is hosted in loving memory of Kelly Hunter-Mejia. Prizes include a vacation in Florida, 50" television, designer bags, and much more! The $30 ticket includes admission, buffet dinner, and your first two sheets of tickets to Tier 1 prizes. In addition to the tricky tray, there is a 50/50 raffle and t-shirts for sale. A fun event for a good cause!

 
Plan Ahead: 

CSC Women Playwrights Series: “Babel” by Jacqueline Goldfinger

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 7:30pm

Centenary Stage Company's annual Women Playwrights Series offers three exciting new plays by playwrights Jacqueline Goldfinger of Philadelphia, Ruth Kirschner of San Francisco and Alyssa Haddad of Brooklyn. Admission to the WPS is by donation and reservations are suggested, as seating is often limited. The series opens tonight with “Babel” by Jacqueline Goldfinger: Prospective parents in a compelling version of a near-future society learn within the first weeks of conception which traits their child will have and what behaviors it is likely to exhibit. Based on these test results, they are either issued a PRE certification which legally guarantees the baby will be a "good" person or not. Without the certification, the child will be limited in what it is allowed to do. Two couples, both early in their pregnancies, collide over what to do with their PRE certification test results. With rapid advances in reproductive technology, modern eugenics is science’s Wild West. The play asks, “What will we do to “civilize” it and ourselves? How far will we go when playing God?”  And in a delightful twist, a talking stork confronts some existential questions.

Living Easter Basket Workshop at Flowerland Growers, LLC.

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 9:00am
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 9:00am

Get your friends, family together to create your very own Easter basket. Fill your own container or pick one while you are here with tulips, daffodils, pansies, hyacinths, primrose and violas!

Knowlton Fine Arts Presents the Festival of Arts

Friday, April 12, 2019 -
3:00pm to 7:00pm

Knowlton Fine Arts presents the Festival of Arts highlighting the visual arts, dance and drama. Enjoy music and food and the work of 90+ homeschoolers from this local fine arts co-op.

Mysterious Pluto and Beyond at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

Where did Pluto come from? What other mysterious worlds lie beyond Pluto? These are among the many questions to be discussed in an informative and entertaining presentation by astronomer Gary Swangin, Director and Astronomer of the Panther Planetarium in Paterson.

Easter Bunny Train Ride & Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 13, 2019 to Sunday, April 14, 2019
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Take the Easter Bunny Train Ride and visit with Mr. E. Bunny on the train and at the beautiful little glade where the kids can hunt for Easter eggs! Reserve your seats now for the Delaware River Railroad Excursion's special holiday ride, offered 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm.

Go Green with Hope

Saturday, April 13, 2019 -
9:00am to 1:00pm

The 6th annual event is an Environmental Education Day to participate in, investigate and learn about reducing, reusing and recycling in our homes and businesses and keeping all of our neighborhoods Green. Look for the Explore Warren table, stop by and say hello!

MWA 27th Annual River Clean-up

Saturday, April 13, 2019 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Each year MWA and volunteers clean up at various locations along the Musconetcong River from Lake Hopatcong down to the Delaware River Confluence.

3rd Annual Hopped Up Scavenger Hunt Hackettstown Pub Crawl

Saturday, April 13, 2019 -
11:00am to 9:00pm

Visit the 10 participating locations in the greater Hackettstown area, answer the scavenger hunt question, and receive discounts on craft beer and food at select locations for the duration of the evening. It's fun that supports a good cause, as all proceeds are donated to the New Jersey Highlands Coalition to help protect, restore and enhance the water and other natural and cultural resources of the region.

Mackey's Orchard Opening Day

Saturday, April 13, 2019 -
12:00pm to 9:00pm

Mackey's is offering one free small cone per person on their opening day! Stop on by.

Astronomy Day at UACNJ

Saturday, April 13, 2019 -
3:00pm to 10:30pm

A fun day with cool activities, great presentations, and amazing people. Spend the day with the United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey at their facility in Jenny Jump State Park, stick around for the evening lecture and a star-gazing party using their telescopes, weather permitting.

Moe-tion Dance Theater at Centenary Stage Co.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 8:00pm

This contemporary modern dance company based in New Jersey returns to CSC's Lackland Center.  Under the artistic direction of Maureen Glennon, the company is dedicated to experimenting and creating new forms of expression.

Adult Egg Hunt at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 12:00pm
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 3:00pm
Friday, April 19, 2019 - 12:00pm

There's a kid in all of us! This adult egg hunt begins with a formal wine tasting followed by an educational wine cellar tour.