Starting August 16, 2017

Here we are, smack-dab in the middle of August, and rather than pondering, "How did this happen?" Let's revel in it! Warren County hosts three major events worth special mention this weekend: an Antiques Show & Vintage Marketplace; Vintage North Jersey's Wine & Food Festival; and Blues & Craft Brews. There's a solar eclipse coming up; a quoit tournament; and, as usual, plenty of venues - indoors and out - are hosting live music.

Tickets are still available for the Foodshed Alliance's annual Farm-to-Fork dinner being held at Alba Vineyard next weekend, and more! Happy Wanderings, and through it all, remember to stop and smell the flowers! (Photo above courtesty of Marshall's Farm Market's Facebook page.)

 

This Week: 

Feathered Friends Art Workshop

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Attend a Watercolor Demo and workshop of “Feathered Friends” conducted by Pat Olds, one of the area’s well known artists and member of the 5 East Art Gallery.

Music at Lopatcong Park - Garabo Band

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
Live music at the Veterans Rally Point at Lopatcong Park, weather permitting. Bring your lawn chair, blankets and friends!

Free Concert Series: Philadelphia Funk Authority + Farmers Market at Shappel Park

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 4:30pm
A Famers Market being held 4:30-6:30 pm prior to FREE Music in the Park with  Philadelphia Funk Authority at Shappel Park at 6:30.

Jess Novak at Panther Pub

Thursday, August 17, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Make a reservation to secure a spot to see special guest Jess Novak out on the patio! 

TGI Flynn's: Truth & Soul

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
A free, family friendly event at Flynn's on the Hill with Truth & Soul playing under the pavilion.

Live Music at Inn at Millrace Pond: Gina Royale

Friday, August 18, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
The historic inn, a restored 1769 stone gristmill, features soft rock performed by Gina Royale.
Call 908-459-4884 for more information.

Warren County Antiques Show & Vintage Marketplace

Saturday, August 19, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, August 20, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
A two-day show held mid-August at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Harmony Township, featuring 150 dealers offering a wide variety of antiques including primitive items, Victorian and other rare pieces, furniture, jewelry, pottery, toys and even a blacksmith and a ceramics restoration expert. Food vendors and a farmers market also available.

Vintage North Jersey Wine & Food Festival

Saturday, August 19, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 20, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Vintage North Jersey, a collaboration of northern New Jersey wineries, holds its 4th annual festival at one of North Jersey's oldest wineries – Four Sisters Winery. At least eight wineries are slated to participate, and admission includes a wine glass for tasting at the wineries, and live music.

Professional Magician and Card Sharp at Shippen Manor Museum

Saturday, August 19, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Shippen Manor Museum presents Ron Frost, professional magician and card sharp, performing an ongoing one-man show throughout the afternoon.

Alba Vineyard Music under the Arbor: Jennifer Fritz Trio

Saturday, August 19, 2017 -
1:30pm to 5:00pm
Pop, Jazz and Blues under the arbor.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - Michael Long

Saturday, August 19, 2017 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines! 

BBQ Bash & Quoit Tournament to benefit Abilities of NW Jersey

Saturday, August 19, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Music is by the Brian Dean Moore Band with BBQ by Q Crew BBQ (chicken, ribs, sides, salads, beer, wine, soda and water).

Notte Italiana at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, August 19, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Delight in classic Italian cuisine under the stars in our spectacular estate vineyard.

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Redz Vision

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 8:00pm
Rock, Pop, Blues and Soul.

Plan B Pub: Jersey Sound

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 8:00pm
Reservations recommended!

5th Annual Blues & Craft Brews

Sunday, August 20, 2017 -
1:00pm to 7:00pm
You can't beat the combination of great blues and craft brews (and good food)! This year's event, sponsored in part by WXPN, features the incredible Alexis P. Suter Band!

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard with the BC Combo

Sunday, August 20, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Blues, Jazz, Swing, Folk, R&B, Soul and more.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - George Baier

Sunday, August 20, 2017 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Frost

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
Live music at Rock Creek Tavern!

Shippen Manor Lawn Concert - The Mango Men

Sunday, August 20, 2017 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
An energetic and interactive blend of rock, country, reggae, pop, Key West style music and originals.

Solar Eclipse Programs at Library Branches

Monday, August 21, 2017
Each Warren County Library location is conducting a program to observe the solar eclipse. Registration is required and they are filling up fast!

Solar Eclipse Special Event at UACNJ Observatory

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
12:30pm to 4:00pm
The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey is hosting a viewing event for the eclipse at Jenny Jump State Forest, and will be assisting those interested in solar photography.

Customer Appreciation Week at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Monday, August 21, 2017 to Saturday, August 26, 2017
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.
Continuing: 

Free Open Kayaking at White Lake

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Friday, August 18, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Sunday, August 20, 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
A limited amount of kayaks are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for the public to enjoy. Life vests and paddles are included.
Group Reservations available with a one week minimum notice. Please contact our Preserve Manager at 973-937-8748.

Summer Nights on the Farm at Donaldson's

Saturday, August 19, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Relax and enjoy delicious farm fresh food, live music, and fun. The kids will sleep great after pony rides, lawn games, and other activities. No entrance fee. Food and activities priced individually. And you can get your meal to go! Rain date August 19.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - Marty Koppel

Friday, August 18, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Live Music at Panther Pub

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 9:00pmSunday, August 20, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Come out to this fun neighborhood restaurant and enjoy listening to some local talented musicians! Fri. evening; Sun. afternoon; and Open Mic 2nd & 4th Wed.

Blairstown Farmers' Market

Saturday, August 19, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, August 26, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Now in its 10th season and accepting SNAP! The Market runs every Saturday 10am-2pm and features a variety of local farmers with truly local food - all sourced within a 25 mile radius - plus artisans, speakers, workshops, musicians and children’s activities.

Farmers' Market - Washington Borough

Saturday, August 19, 2017 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, August 26, 2017 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Each Saturday, featuring a dozen farmers and artisans! Special activities will also include live music, face painting, and more. Rain or Shine. 
The night sky as seen from the United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey observatories

Astronomy Talk & See the Evening Stars at UACNJ Observatory

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 8:00pm
The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey weekly free public program is "Citizen Science for the Solar Eclipse" presented by Joshua Katz, NJIT. 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.

Warren County Farmers Market

Sunday, August 20, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, August 27, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Formerly known as the Belvidere Farmers' Market, the Warren County Farmers' Market provides a venue where local farmers, producers, and artisans come together to provide a variety of fresh produce and related products directly to the consumer. Open every Sunday.

Raggae Sundays at Draught House

Sunday, August 20, 2017 -
2:00pm to 6:00pm
Raggae Sundays during August, 2-6pm at the outdoor boat bar. 

Family Fishing Basics at Pequest

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:30amWednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:30amMonday, August 14, 2017 - 10:30amWednesday, August 23, 2017 - 10:30am
Learn the basics of fishing in this hands-on session. Topics will include fish biology and identification, casting techniques, equipment, knot tying and more.
Community Corner: 

Mountain Lake Fire Co. Ladies Aux. Buffet Breakfast

Sunday, August 20, 2017 -
8:00am to 11:30am
Start the day off right with a great breakfast! Adults $7, Seniors $6 and Child $4. For more information, call 908-475-2036.

WC ARTS Art Reception and Silent Auction

Sunday, August 20, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Help celebrate WC ARTS' 25th Anniversary Art Exhibit, where you can enjoy refreshments with the artists and friends. The event will include a live music performance by Norm LeDonne as well as the silent auction. Works featured in the show, which runs through September 9, include Gordon Perry's photograph “Early Morning on Swatara Creek” (pictured here).

Kids Paint Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Friday, August 25, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
An evening of creativity & inspiration! Capture the Serenity & magic of this special time of year by creating a beautiful bayscape! Outdoor painting by the lake (weather permitting). $20/child. Children age 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Adult Sip & Paint Night

Friday, August 25, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for a night of creativity and inspiration! Bring a bottle of wine and paint a serene beachscape. Outdoors if weather permits.

Sip and Art Soirées to Benefit Ridge and Valley Conservancy

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 6:00pmFriday, September 8, 2017 - 6:00pmFriday, September 22, 2017 - 6:00pmFriday, October 6, 2017 - 6:00pmFriday, October 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
Learn how to use a variety of mediums through a series of seven classes under the guidance of established artist Suzanne Montgomery. 
Plan Ahead: 

Farm-to-Fork Celebration

Sunday, August 27, 2017 -
4:00pm to 8:00pm
The Foodshed Alliance partners with premiere local chefs and restaurants to host this annual Farm-to-Fork Dinner at Alba Vineyard, celebrating local farms and food. Seating is limited so reserve now! $150/person.

Beauty and the Beast - Free Movie on the Lawn

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 7:00pm
Free Movie Under the Stars at Rutherfurd Hall! Rain or shine. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Lopatcong Community Day

Saturday, August 26, 2017 -
1:00pm to 10:00pm
Free admission! Vendors, community groups, activities and demonstrations at the park. Refreshments available for purchase, and fireworks at dark!

Concerts in the Barn - Desire

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 5:00pm
Bring a picnic! Indoor, outdoor and cabaret seating available. Rain or shine. Desire will perform Motown and more, Doo-Wop style on August 26.

Hawaiian Luau and Pig Roast at Buck Hill

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Hurry and make your pre-paid reservation! Only 100 tickets will be sold for this Hawaiian Luau with Cuban-style pig roast. $35/person, two seatings.

Preserve your Harvest Workshop

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Learn the basics about the most popular food preservation methods to use on your fresh produce this season.  Sherri Cirignano, Registered Dietician and FCHS Educator/Associate Professor from R

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This Week: 

Feathered Friends Art Workshop

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Attend a Watercolor Demo and workshop of “Feathered Friends” conducted by Pat Olds, one of the area’s well known artists and member of the 5 East Art Gallery.

Jess Novak at Panther Pub

Thursday, August 17, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Make a reservation to secure a spot to see special guest Jess Novak out on the patio! 

Warren County Antiques Show & Vintage Marketplace

Saturday, August 19, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, August 20, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

A two-day show held mid-August at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Harmony Township, featuring 150 dealers offering a wide variety of antiques including primitive items, Victorian and other rare pieces, furniture, jewelry, pottery, toys and even a blacksmith and a ceramics restoration expert. Food vendors and a farmers market also available.

Vintage North Jersey Wine & Food Festival

Saturday, August 19, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 20, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Vintage North Jersey, a collaboration of northern New Jersey wineries, holds its 4th annual festival at one of North Jersey's oldest wineries – Four Sisters Winery. At least eight wineries are slated to participate, and admission includes a wine glass for tasting at the wineries, and live music.

5th Annual Blues & Craft Brews

Sunday, August 20, 2017 -
1:00pm to 7:00pm

You can't beat the combination of great blues and craft brews (and good food)! This year's event, sponsored in part by WXPN, features the incredible Alexis P. Suter Band!

Solar Eclipse Special Event at UACNJ Observatory

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
12:30pm to 4:00pm

The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey is hosting a viewing event for the eclipse at Jenny Jump State Forest, and will be assisting those interested in solar photography.

Customer Appreciation Week at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Monday, August 21, 2017 to Saturday, August 26, 2017

Well-Sweep shows its appreciation by offering a 20% discount on all purchases this week, plus on Saturday they host a Native Plant Lecture at 11am, as well as Herb Garden Tours at 12pm and 2pm, and serve complimentary herbal refreshments all day. Free admission and parking.

 
Continuing: 

Free Open Kayaking at White Lake

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Friday, August 18, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Sunday, August 20, 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

A limited amount of kayaks are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for the public to enjoy. Life vests and paddles are included.
Group Reservations available with a one week minimum notice. Please contact our Preserve Manager at 973-937-8748.

Summer Nights on the Farm at Donaldson's

Saturday, August 19, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Relax and enjoy delicious farm fresh food, live music, and fun. The kids will sleep great after pony rides, lawn games, and other activities. No entrance fee. Food and activities priced individually. And you can get your meal to go! Rain date August 19.

Live Music at Panther Pub

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 9:00pm
Sunday, August 20, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Come out to this fun neighborhood restaurant and enjoy listening to some local talented musicians! Fri. evening; Sun. afternoon; and Open Mic 2nd & 4th Wed.

Blairstown Farmers' Market

Saturday, August 19, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, August 26, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Now in its 10th season and accepting SNAP! The Market runs every Saturday 10am-2pm and features a variety of local farmers with truly local food - all sourced within a 25 mile radius - plus artisans, speakers, workshops, musicians and children’s activities.

Farmers' Market - Washington Borough

Saturday, August 19, 2017 -
9:00am to 1:00pm

Each Saturday, featuring a dozen farmers and artisans! Special activities will also include live music, face painting, and more. Rain or Shine. 

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

Astronomy Talk & See the Evening Stars at UACNJ Observatory

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 8:00pm

The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey weekly free public program is "Citizen Science for the Solar Eclipse" presented by Joshua Katz, NJIT. 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.

Warren County Farmers Market

Sunday, August 20, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, August 27, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Formerly known as the Belvidere Farmers' Market, the Warren County Farmers' Market provides a venue where local farmers, producers, and artisans come together to provide a variety of fresh produce and related products directly to the consumer. Open every Sunday.

Family Fishing Basics at Pequest

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:30am
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:30am
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:30am
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 10:30am

Learn the basics of fishing in this hands-on session. Topics will include fish biology and identification, casting techniques, equipment, knot tying and more.

 
Community Corner: 

WC ARTS Art Reception and Silent Auction

Sunday, August 20, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Help celebrate WC ARTS' 25th Anniversary Art Exhibit, where you can enjoy refreshments with the artists and friends. The event will include a live music performance by Norm LeDonne as well as the silent auction. Works featured in the show, which runs through September 9, include Gordon Perry's photograph “Early Morning on Swatara Creek” (pictured here).

Kids Paint Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Friday, August 25, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

An evening of creativity & inspiration! Capture the Serenity & magic of this special time of year by creating a beautiful bayscape! Outdoor painting by the lake (weather permitting). $20/child. Children age 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Adult Sip & Paint Night

Friday, August 25, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a night of creativity and inspiration! Bring a bottle of wine and paint a serene beachscape. Outdoors if weather permits.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Farm-to-Fork Celebration

Sunday, August 27, 2017 -
4:00pm to 8:00pm

The Foodshed Alliance partners with premiere local chefs and restaurants to host this annual Farm-to-Fork Dinner at Alba Vineyard, celebrating local farms and food. Seating is limited so reserve now! $150/person.

Concerts in the Barn - Desire

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 5:00pm

Bring a picnic! Indoor, outdoor and cabaret seating available. Rain or shine. Desire will perform Motown and more, Doo-Wop style. Gates open at 5pm, music at 6pm.

Preserve your Harvest Workshop

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Learn the basics about the most popular food preservation methods to use on your fresh produce this season.  Sherri Cirignano, Registered Dietician and FCHS Educator/Associate Professor from R