Starting August 26, 2020 | Explore Warren

 

Starting August 26, 2020

"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin." - Mother Teresa, Roman Catholic nun and missionary honored in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta. Today is the 110th anniversary of her birth.

Let us begin! Beauty is all around us, if we take a moment to pause and appreciate it. Colors are just starting to change, as Charlie Fineran noted in his photo above of wetlands in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and some leaves are beginning to fall. While we may "have only today", it doesn't hurt to plan ahead, so read on for some interesting happenings on tap for September! 

Enjoy these last few days of August, and Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Honky-Tonk Wednesday at Donaldson Farms

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 -
5:45pm to 7:45pm
Country Line Dancing is a terrific way to get a cardio workout while having fun and learning new dance moves! You don't need a pair of cowboy/cowgirl boots or hat to join in on the fun, but if you have them - wear them! $20/person, advance registration required.

Lopatcong Music in the Park: Cosmic

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Come by and listen to some Grateful Dead as well as Jerry Garcia's solo projects plus, much more!

Late Night Thursdays in Hackettstown

Thursday, August 27, 2020 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Order dinner from one of the local restaurants, bring a growler from your favorite brewery (or BYOB), and listen to the great sounds of Roni James under the outdoor dining tent!. Click "MORE" for a list of this week's specials, and visit  Hackettstown BID's website and social media for the latest updates.

Outdoor Event at David's Country Inn

Thursday, August 20, 2020 -
5:00pm to 10:00pm
Thursday, August 27, 2020 -
5:00pm to 10:00pm
Head to David's Country Inn for great food and a fully stocked bar! No reservations required.  Seating for approximately 85 people in the courtyard, and a large tent in case of a passing shower. 

Live Music Thursdays at Czig Meister: Cirotti Trio

Thursday, August 27, 2020 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
$10 cover includes a beer ticket starting at 6pm (music 7-10pm). Full line up of beers available, as well as craft hard CZeltzer (gluten free & only 5% alcohol).

Friday in the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Guitarist Frank DiBussolo

Friday, August 28, 2020 -
12:00pm to 9:00pm
Relax under the Arbor every Friday, 12-9pm. Seating for 2-4 people on a first come, first serve basis; groups of 5-7 must make a prior reservation. Live music 6-8:30pm ($10/person cover - does not include a wine flight). 

Friday Nights at Donaldson Farms

Friday, August 28, 2020 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Same time, same place, same fun - with a delicious new twist. Blues Night! James Off Main is back in the outdoor kitchen. Live music provided by Trevor B. Power Band from 5-9pm. Please click through for details. Admission tickets are required for all guests to attend this event. 

Sunset on the Deck at Four Sisters Winery

Friday, August 28, 2020 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
This week's Sunset on the Deck features a live acoustic performance followed by a comedy show! Tickets are required ($30 includes entertainment only; food, wine & beverages will be available for purchase). Please call 908 475-3671 in advance to secure your reservation with payment.

Live Music at Panther Pub

Friday, August 28, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday, August 30, 2020 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Live music, weather permitting, Friday (Cirotti Trio) and Sunday (Mingo) evenings.

Friday Night Live Music at Brook Hollow: Rich Oritz

Friday, August 28, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Relax on the outside covered porch patio with a bottle of Brook Hollow wine and enjoy the talents of Rich Ortiz. No food will be provided, but feel free to pick up takeout on the way over!

T.G.I. Flynn's: Truth and Soul

Friday, August 28, 2020 - 6:30pm
Truth and Soul returns to Flynn's! Reservations are required (and face masks when traveling to and getting up from your table).

Free Lawn Movie: Abominable

Friday, August 28, 2020 - 7:00pm
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy Free Lawn Movies at the Hackettstown Pool Field. The field opens at 7pm and the movie starts at dusk. Refreshments available by The Grove.

Longmeadow Farm Opening Weekend

Saturday, August 29, 2020 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 30, 2020 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Longmeadow Farm opens for the season, picking Gala, Macintosh and Ginger Gold apples and pick-your-own raspberries in the front field. The farm will be open each weekend through the end of October from 9am-5pm. Masks Required upon entry.

Weekend Live Music at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, August 29, 2020 -
12:30pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 30, 2020 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
No reservations required to enjoy the beautiful view and live music with Rich Goldberg on Saturday and Janci & Berry on Sunday. Add a glass or bottle of your favorite FSW wine to savor on the outdoor deck overlooking the picturesque 250-acre farm. Wine tasting: $5 for up to 8 wines. Food available 12-5pm.

Music Under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, August 29, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Sunday, August 30, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Relax under the Arbor (weather permitting) with with  Barbie Tatum on Saturday and BC Combo on Sunday. Wine Flights priced at $20-$32 per person (21 and older) and includes cover for music. ($10 cover for music otherwise). Freshly made food available for purchase. Photo courtesy of Nicole Ertle.

Villa Milagro's Music Under the Pergola

Saturday, August 29, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 30, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sit in the shade of the pergola and enjoy the talents of Peter Coccorese on Saturday and Joe Izen on Sunday. Bring a picnic or snacks to munch with a great glass of wine. $15 includes seating, wine tasting, gift glass to keep.

Afternoon Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, August 29, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 30, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Visit Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility for live music each weekend day: Stan & Elise on Saturday and SAGE on Sunday. There will be no food for sale, but you are invited to support local proprietors by purchasing a meal from the many restaurants in the area and enjoy it on the outside covered porch patio with a bottle of Brook Hollow Wine.

Lopatcong Music in the Park: TimeWhys

Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 6:00pm
Encore performance! TimeWhys perform the great music of the '60s, recreating those captivating times when songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Who filled the airwaves.

Saturday Evening under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Julia Gross

Saturday, August 29, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Relax under the Arbor Saturday evenings, weather permitting, through September 26. This week's artist: Julia Gross (guitar, vocals). Food available for purchase: freshly made wood-fired pizza, caprese salad, paninis, and charcuterie. Wine Flights - priced at $20-$32/person, includes cover for music. Music from 6-8:30pm - $10 cover, does not include a wine flight. No one under 21 will be admitted.

United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey Presents: How the Stars Got Their Names

Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 8:00pm
A free astronomy talk followed by night sky viewing, weather permitting. Reservations are required! Bring your interest and an open mind to be amazed at the sights in our night sky! This week, learn about How the Stars Got Their Names from Bill Murray, AAAP.

Fahad & Kelly at Draught House

Sunday, August 30, 2020 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Live music at the socially distanced Boat Bar!
Continuing: 

Blairstown Farmers Market

Saturday, August 29, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 5, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 12, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Come see your favorite local farmers and food producers at the Blairstown Farmers Market! Open every Saturday through October. Local vegetables, herbs, fruit, meat, eggs, dairy, baked goods, honey, and prepared meals from 25 miles of Blairstown. Plus crafts and kids' activities! 

Washington Farmers Market

Saturday, August 15, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, August 22, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, August 29, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
This weekly Farmers’ Market offers quality fruits and vegetables as well as specialty items with special events throughout the season. 

Delaware River Railroad Excursions

Saturday, August 22, 2020Sunday, August 23, 2020Saturday, August 29, 2020Sunday, August 30, 2020
Take a beautiful, narrated, 1.5 hour scenic trip along the Delaware river to Riegelsville and return. Opportinunties to enjoy activities along the line; the Corn Maze (Cats vs. Dogs!) is now open.

The Winery Train

Saturday, August 29, 2020 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, August 30, 2020 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
The Winery Train is back! Enjoy an afternoon trip along the scenic Delaware River behind New Jersey's only operating steam locomotive, then visit to one of New Jersey's most beautiful wineries, Villa Milagro Vineyards. Learn how grapes are grown and made into wine, then sample and purchase at the source. This season's Winery Train continues every weekend through October.

Warren County Farmers Market

Sunday, August 30, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, September 6, 2020 -
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.
Plan Ahead: 

Rutherfurd Hall Lecture Series with Joan Salvas

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 5:30pmThursday, September 10, 2020 - 5:30pmThursday, September 17, 2020 - 5:30pmThursday, September 24, 2020 - 5:30pmThursday, October 1, 2020 - 5:30pm
Where is FDR When You Need Him? He’s at Rutherfurd Hall of course! Please bring a lawn chair for an outdoor 5-lecture series featuring FDR, his family, Harry Truman and of course the Rutherfurds, on the great lawn at Rutherfurd Hall. Every Thursday evening September 3-October 1, 2020 Rain dates will be the following Tuesday. Tickets are limited and social distancing will be required.

Grill Night at Alba Vineyard

Sunday, September 6, 2020 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Enjoy the unofficial end of summer with a special night in Alba's beautiful arbor! Choose from three entrees, and includes a salad and two sides. Click through for menu and pricing. Seating is limited so make your reservations now!

Labor Day Live Streaming Concert to benefit North Warren Lions Club

Monday, September 7, 2020 -
12:30pm to 6:00pm
Labor Day live music and food for all ages! Four acts are lined up to play at Brook Hollow Winery and Humpty Jr's will be selling mouth-watering BBQ options. This event will be streamed live on Facebook for those who don't  feel comfortable coming out, but you can also attend in person. The event is free, but it is a fundraiser benefiting North Warren Lions Club and you are asked to consider making a $5 donation.

Atlanta Cafe Band LiveStream Performance from Roy's Hall

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 -
8:00pm to 9:00pm
The Atlanta Cafe Band consists of five seasoned players from the blues/southern/country rock scene who have been together for the past decade. Their own compositions of blues/southern rock styled tunes along with a different take on selected covers has garnered them a dedicated following in the New York tri-state area.

Belvidere Heritage Antique Car Show

Saturday, September 12, 2020 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, September 13, 2020 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Most of Victorian Days will be "virtual" this year, but you can still be dazzled in person by the automobile magic of yesteryear! Owners of vintage and classic cars, and even some more modern beauties, are welcome to register and showcase their vehicles.

Virtual! Victorian Days

Saturday, September 12, 2020 to Sunday, September 13, 2020
Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, the 32nd Annual Victorian Days will "step back in time" online! (A notable exception is the Antique Car Show, which will take place in person.) Offering Virtual House Tours, Plein Air Art Competition, a Fashion Show, and seeking performers. Check out Instagram and Facebook for details and updates!

Fall Flower Festival / Craft & Farmers' Market

Saturday, September 12, 2020 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 13, 2020 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Fall is a wonderful time to plant perennials and create windowsill gardens, and here comes a great weekend of free tours and lectures, and vendors! For the full schedule and list of vendors (currently being finalized) and COVID-19 safety protocol, please keep an eye on the Events tab on Facebook.
 

Dine in the Vines at Villa Milagro

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 6:30pm
Chefs Christen and Mario Garaffa, owner of Catered by Christen in Hunterdon County, will prepare Porchetta - a whole roasted piglet - with all the trimmings. Watch the sunset as you sip wine, smell the ripening grapes and enjoy the ambiance of this unique experience. Tickets will go fast! Cost is $70/person. Reserve your spot today.

Peter Karp "Magnificent Heart" Virtual Album Release Show

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 8:00pm
Karp’s striking new album, Magnificent Heart, is a stirring collection of songs and observations, that bends the boundaries from blues to ballads, all conveyed with the insight and authority for which Karp has come to be known. $15.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, September 13, 2020 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
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 two dessert wines. 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. $42/person includes tax.

Festival in the Borough

Saturday, September 19, 2020 -
11:00am to 10:00pm
This street and music festival is back in Downtown Washington, with live music, vendors, kids fun area, food, beer garden, and more! Festival in the Borough is free to attend and includes plenty of free parking. This event takes place rain or shine.

Argyle's Fish Fry at Brook Hollow Winery

Sunday, September 20, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
The famous Argyle restaurant in Kearny, NJ, known for its fish fry, is gone but you still have a chance to get the original meal by the former owner, cooked and served at Brook Hollow Winery. Eat in or take out, and quantity is limited so reserve today.

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

Copyright (c) 1996-2016 Constant Contact. All rights reserved. Except as permitted under a separate written agreement with Constant Contact, neither the Constant Contact software, nor any content that appears on any Constant Contact site, including but not limited to, web pages, newsletters, or templates may be reproduced, republished, repurposed, or distributed without the prior written permission of Constant Contact. For inquiries regarding reproduction or distribution of any Constant Contact material, please contact legal@constantcontact.com.
 
This Week: 

Honky-Tonk Wednesday at Donaldson Farms

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 -
5:45pm to 7:45pm

Country Line Dancing is a terrific way to get a cardio workout while having fun and learning new dance moves! You don't need a pair of cowboy/cowgirl boots or hat to join in on the fun, but if you have them - wear them! $20/person, advance registration required.

Late Night Thursdays in Hackettstown

Thursday, August 27, 2020 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Order dinner from one of the local restaurants, bring a growler from your favorite brewery (or BYOB), and listen to the great sounds of Roni James under the outdoor dining tent!. Click "MORE" for a list of this week's specials, and visit  Hackettstown BID's website and social media for the latest updates.

Outdoor Event at David's Country Inn

Thursday, August 20, 2020 -
5:00pm to 10:00pm
Thursday, August 27, 2020 -
5:00pm to 10:00pm

Head to David's Country Inn for great food and a fully stocked bar! No reservations required.  Seating for approximately 85 people in the courtyard, and a large tent in case of a passing shower. 

Friday in the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Guitarist Frank DiBussolo

Friday, August 28, 2020 -
12:00pm to 9:00pm

Relax under the Arbor every Friday, 12-9pm. Seating for 2-4 people on a first come, first serve basis; groups of 5-7 must make a prior reservation. Live music 6-8:30pm ($10/person cover - does not include a wine flight). 

Friday Nights at Donaldson Farms

Friday, August 28, 2020 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Same time, same place, same fun - with a delicious new twist. Blues Night! James Off Main is back in the outdoor kitchen. Live music provided by Trevor B. Power Band from 5-9pm. Please click through for details. Admission tickets are required for all guests to attend this event. 

Sunset on the Deck at Four Sisters Winery

Friday, August 28, 2020 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

This week's Sunset on the Deck features a live acoustic performance followed by a comedy show! Tickets are required ($30 includes entertainment only; food, wine & beverages will be available for purchase). Please call 908 475-3671 in advance to secure your reservation with payment.

Live Music at Panther Pub

Friday, August 28, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday, August 30, 2020 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Live music, weather permitting, Friday (Cirotti Trio) and Sunday (Mingo) evenings.

Friday Night Live Music at Brook Hollow: Rich Oritz

Friday, August 28, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Relax on the outside covered porch patio with a bottle of Brook Hollow wine and enjoy the talents of Rich Ortiz. No food will be provided, but feel free to pick up takeout on the way over!

T.G.I. Flynn's: Truth and Soul

Friday, August 28, 2020 - 6:30pm

Truth and Soul returns to Flynn's! Reservations are required (and face masks when traveling to and getting up from your table).

Longmeadow Farm Opening Weekend

Saturday, August 29, 2020 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 30, 2020 -
9:00am to 5:00pm

Longmeadow Farm opens for the season, picking Gala, Macintosh and Ginger Gold apples and pick-your-own raspberries in the front field. The farm will be open each weekend through the end of October from 9am-5pm. Masks Required upon entry.

Weekend Live Music at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, August 29, 2020 -
12:30pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 30, 2020 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

No reservations required to enjoy the beautiful view and live music with Rich Goldberg on Saturday and Janci & Berry on Sunday. Add a glass or bottle of your favorite FSW wine to savor on the outdoor deck overlooking the picturesque 250-acre farm. Wine tasting: $5 for up to 8 wines. Food available 12-5pm.

Music Under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, August 29, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Sunday, August 30, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm

Relax under the Arbor (weather permitting) with with  Barbie Tatum on Saturday and BC Combo on Sunday. Wine Flights priced at $20-$32 per person (21 and older) and includes cover for music. ($10 cover for music otherwise). Freshly made food available for purchase. Photo courtesy of Nicole Ertle.

Villa Milagro's Music Under the Pergola

Saturday, August 29, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 30, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Sit in the shade of the pergola and enjoy the talents of Peter Coccorese on Saturday and Joe Izen on Sunday. Bring a picnic or snacks to munch with a great glass of wine. $15 includes seating, wine tasting, gift glass to keep.

Afternoon Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, August 29, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 30, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Visit Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility for live music each weekend day: Stan & Elise on Saturday and SAGE on Sunday. There will be no food for sale, but you are invited to support local proprietors by purchasing a meal from the many restaurants in the area and enjoy it on the outside covered porch patio with a bottle of Brook Hollow Wine.

Saturday Evening under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Julia Gross

Saturday, August 29, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Relax under the Arbor Saturday evenings, weather permitting, through September 26. This week's artist: Julia Gross (guitar, vocals). Food available for purchase: freshly made wood-fired pizza, caprese salad, paninis, and charcuterie. Wine Flights - priced at $20-$32/person, includes cover for music. Music from 6-8:30pm - $10 cover, does not include a wine flight. No one under 21 will be admitted.

 
Continuing: 

Washington Farmers Market

Saturday, August 15, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, August 22, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, August 29, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

This weekly Farmers’ Market offers quality fruits and vegetables as well as specialty items with special events throughout the season. 

Delaware River Railroad Excursions

Saturday, August 22, 2020
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Sunday, August 30, 2020

Take a beautiful, narrated, 1.5 hour scenic trip along the Delaware river to Riegelsville and return. Opportinunties to enjoy activities along the line; the Corn Maze (Cats vs. Dogs!) is now open.

The Winery Train

Saturday, August 29, 2020 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, August 30, 2020 -
11:00am to 2:00pm

The Winery Train is back! Enjoy an afternoon trip along the scenic Delaware River behind New Jersey's only operating steam locomotive, then visit to one of New Jersey's most beautiful wineries, Villa Milagro Vineyards. Learn how grapes are grown and made into wine, then sample and purchase at the source. This season's Winery Train continues every weekend through October.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Rutherfurd Hall Lecture Series with Joan Salvas

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 5:30pm
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 5:30pm
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 5:30pm
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 5:30pm
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 5:30pm

Where is FDR When You Need Him? He’s at Rutherfurd Hall of course! Please bring a lawn chair for an outdoor 5-lecture series featuring FDR, his family, Harry Truman and of course the Rutherfurds, on the great lawn at Rutherfurd Hall. Every Thursday evening through October 1, 2020. (Rain dates will be the following Tuesday). Tickets are limited and social distancing will be required.

Grill Night at Alba Vineyard

Sunday, September 6, 2020 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy the unofficial end of summer with a special night in Alba's beautiful arbor! Choose from three entrees, and includes a salad and two sides. Click through for menu and pricing. Seating is limited so make your reservations now!

Dine in the Vines at Villa Milagro

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 6:30pm

Chefs Christen and Mario Garaffa, owner of Catered by Christen in Hunterdon County, will prepare Porchetta - a whole roasted piglet - with all the trimmings. Watch the sunset as you sip wine, smell the ripening grapes and enjoy the ambiance of this unique experience. Tickets will go fast! Cost is $70/person. Reserve your spot today.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, September 13, 2020 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

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 two dessert wines. 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. $42/person includes tax.

CANCELED - Festival in the Borough

Saturday, September 19, 2020 -
11:00am to 10:00pm

This street and music festival is back in Downtown Washington, with live music, vendors, kids fun area, food, beer garden, and more! Festival in the Borough is free to attend and includes plenty of free parking. This event takes place rain or shine.