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Warren County Wanderings

Starting August 31, 2016

This summer has flown by, and now the end is nigh... Labor Day Weekend is the finale to the summer vacation season. But don't fret, there's plenty of fun to be had yet! Cool off at Land of Make Believe (pictured above), which is open daily through Monday plus the following weekend, or one of the other lakes and pools open to the public. Apple picking is now underway at Longmeadow Farm and other orchards around the county, and the Sunflower Tours at Donaldson Farms have kicked off as well. And plenty of great events are listed below. Don't forget to click for more information. So take a break from your labors as you pause to appreciate the labors of others. Happy Labor Day, and Happy Wanderings!

 
This Week: 

Free Movie Night on the Lawn of Rutherfurd Hall

Bring your blanket(s) or chair(s) for a great night under the stars! The movie will begin at dusk (around 8:15 p.m.) but the fun starts early!

FREE Sip and Art Soirée Lecture on Form and Structure

Sip and Art Soirée Lecture on Form and Structure
Join local painters and artists Suzanne Montgomery and Dr. Julie McWilliams for a FREE Art Lecture. Learn about the principles of art and design; basic aesthetic principles of form and structure used in art; social, emotional and cultural positioning and significance of works from old masters such as Raphael to modern installation artists like Ed Kienholz.

First Saturday Hike

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 9:00amSaturday, September 3, 2016 - 12:00pm
Join Wildlife Conservation Corps member and member of the NJ Woodland Stewards Program, John Hooven in a two-mile guided hike on the Pequest Wildlife Management Area trail system.

Hawk Watch at Pequest

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 9:30am
Wildlife Conservation Corps volunteer and member of the NJ Bluebird Society, Frank Budney, will lead this discussion and lead the hawk watch.
Villa Milagro Vineyards end of summer picnic

End of Summer Picnic at Villa Milagro Vineyards

Saturday, September 3, 2016 to Sunday, September 4, 2016
Villa Milagro is hosting their last summer picnic, both Saturday and Sunday. Labor Day weekend marks the end of the summer vacation season, and the winery invites you to stop by.

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Catmoondaddy

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 1:00pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under our arbor. Each week a different band will appear for your entertainment.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 4:00pmSunday, September 11, 2016 - 4:00pm
Stomp to the music and feel the sensation between your toes. Enjoy a formal wine tasting, delicious spaghetti and meatballs dinner with tossed salad and homemade breads, wine cellar tour and ending with a dessert wine tasting. Reservations required.

Murder at the Gameshow at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 6:00pm
The Popular Game Show "The Big Bust" was filming last night. The show's producer was murdered and all clues lead to the show's host Wink Noddengrin!
Villa Milagro Vineyards presents The Frank Giasullo Trio

Music at Milagro: Frank Giasullo Trio

Saturday, September 3, 2016 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Featuring the Frank Giasullo Trio performing "The Art of the Trio" - the essence of the jazz experience through original compositions and fresh arrangements of standards.

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Eric Mintel Quartet

Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 1:00pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under our arbor. Each week a different band will appear for your entertainment.

BBQ Sundays

Sunday, September 4, 2016
Come to Four SistersWinery to enjoy BBQ, live music, complimentary wine tastings,and wine for purchase to enjoy on the new deck!

Paddy and the Pale Boys

Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 5:00pm
Shippen Manor Summer Lawn Concert Series features Paddy and the Pale Boys, who play the traditional songs and music of Ireland and Scotland, along with some good ol' boy country and rock'n'roll.

Labor Day Hike on the PVT

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 10:00am
The Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee, a Friends Organization of Kittatinny Valley State Park, will host a 4-5 mile hike along the Paulinskill Valley Trail on Labor Day.  The trail is cinder-based which provides easy, level walking.  Meeting at Footbridge Park in Blairstown. Bring lunch and a drink.

Twosome Scramble at Apple Mountain

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 12:30pm
Celebrate Labor Day and Apple Mountain Golf's 43rd  Anniversary by participating in this Twosome Scramble. 

See the Evening Stars at UACNJ Observatory

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 8:00pm
The United Astronomy Clubs of NJ at the UACNJ Observatory runs a FREE public program 8-10pm every Saturday night, April thru October. Saturday's topic is "What's Up in the September Sky" presented by speaker Lonny Buinis, RVCC, followed by night sky viewing through their telescopes, weather permitting. Please check the website for a list of future topics to be presented, directions, and for any additional information. Also visit where the observatory is located.
 
Plan Ahead: 

Lyra Vocal Ensemble Performs in Hope

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 7:00pm
   

Belvidere Victorian Days

Saturday, September 10, 2016 -
9:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, September 11, 2016 -
11:30am to 5:00pm
Step back in time! Belvidere Victorian Days is a celebration of our town's Victorian heritage. With over 200 historical sites, spend the day realizing the ambiance of yesteryear.

Well-Sweep Workshop: Herb Vinegars, Oils & Pesto

Saturday, September 10, 2016 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
With the garden at its peak and an abundance of herbs – it’s time to harvest; come to Well-Sweep Herb Farm to learn the basics on how to make your own herbal condiments.

Margaritaville Party at Top of the Green

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 6:00pm
Themed food specials, including jerk wings and jerk shrimp pasta at Top of the Green Restaurant at Apple Mountain.

Morris Canal Museums Open

Sunday, September 11, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Check out both the Warren County History Museum at Morris Canal Bread Lock Park in New Village, and the Jim and Mary Lee Museum at Morris Canal Plane 9 in Stewartsville.

Fine Wine and the Music of Billy Joel

Sunday, September 11, 2016 -
2:00pm to 6:00pm
Enjoy and afternoon of fine wine and the music at The Inn at Millrace Pond, featuring Billy Joel Tribute Band, We May Be Right. Also light jazz by Loose Measure.

Rutherfurd Hall's Hawaiian Luau Fundrasier

Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 5:00pm
Rutherfurd Hall's celebrated grounds will be transformed into a Hawaiian paradise for this fundraiser, which will include cocktail hour, Hawaiian buffet dinner, island music and a show.

Hackettstown BID's Autumn Lamplight Dinner

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 6:00pm
The Gazebo area of Moore Street and the adjacent parking lot are transformed into a magical outdoor courtyard, with guests sampling culinary specialties from Hackettstown restaurants representing diverse cuisines...

An Evening with Hal Ketchum at Roy's Hall

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 8:00pm
In the '90s, Grand Ole Opry member Hal Ketchum was a big name in country music. Ten albums, 15 top 10 hits and 5 million record sales was nothing to sneeze at.

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall: Pianists Bill Mays and Ted Rosenthal

Sunday, September 18, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall kicks off its fifth season on Sunday, September 18, with two of America’s great jazz pianists, Bill Mays and Ted Rosenthal. Both of these talented artists will be backed by a solid rhythm section with Steve Varner on bass and Steve Johns on drums.
Tickets are now on sale for the full Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall series, which brings a variety of outstanding jazz musicians to the historic mansion in Allamuchy Township, NJ, for once-a-month concerts on Sunday afternoons September through May. Discounts are available on advanced purchase of tickets for 3, 5 or all 7 concerts.
 
Continuing: 

"The Karl Jam" Open Mic/Jam Session

Thursday, September 8, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday, September 15, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday, September 22, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday, September 29, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
The Rock Creek Tavern, Warren County's newest spot for night life, hosts "The Karl Jam" open mic/jam session every Thursday night.

Late Night Thursdays in Hackettstown

Thursday, October 6, 2016Thursday, November 3, 2016Thursday, December 1, 2016
Late Night Thursdays is the first Thursday of each month, when shops will remain open until 8pm or later.

Farmers' Market - Washington Borough

Saturday, September 3, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 10, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 17, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Join us each Saturday through September 24 for the annual Washington Borough Green Team Farmers' Market, featuring a dozen farmers and artisans!

Blairstown Farmers' Market

Saturday, September 3, 2016 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Eat locally - for the environment, for your health, and for the community that you live in! Check website for featured vendors each week. Live music, too!

Warren County Farmers' Market

Sunday, September 4, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Formerly known as the Belvidere Farmers' Market, this new location provides a venue where local farmers, producers, and artisans come together to provide a variety of fresh produce and related agricultural products directly to the consumer.
 
Community Corner: 

Golf Outing for Oxford Central School Education Foundation

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 12:00pm
The OCS Education Foundation holds its first Golf Outing. Registration is 12 p.m. for a 1 p.m. Shotgun Start.

Local Auditions for Mary Poppins at CSC

Saturday, September 10, 2016 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, September 11, 2016 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Centenary Stage Company will be holding local, non-equity open auditions for their upcoming holiday production of Disney’s “Mary Poppins” on September 10 & 11 from 6 pm – 10 pm.

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:
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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: 

FREE Sip and Art Soirée Lecture on Form and Structure

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 7:00pm
Sip and Art Soirée Lecture on Form and Structure

Join local painters and artists Suzanne Montgomery and Dr. Julie McWilliams for a FREE Art Lecture. Learn about the principles of art and design; basic aesthetic principles of form and structure used in art; social, emotional and cultural positioning and significance of works from old masters such as Raphael to modern installation artists like Ed Kienholz.

First Saturday Hike

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 9:00am
Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 12:00pm

Join Wildlife Conservation Corps member and member of the NJ Woodland Stewards Program, John Hooven in a two-mile guided hike on the Pequest Wildlife Management Area trail system.

Villa Milagro Vineyards end of summer picnic

End of Summer Picnic at Villa Milagro Vineyards

Saturday, September 3, 2016 to Sunday, September 4, 2016

Villa Milagro is hosting their last summer picnic, both Saturday and Sunday. Labor Day weekend marks the end of the summer vacation season, and the winery invites you to stop by.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 4:00pm
Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 4:00pm

Stomp to the music and feel the sensation between your toes. Enjoy a formal wine tasting, delicious spaghetti and meatballs dinner with tossed salad and homemade breads, wine cellar tour and ending with a dessert wine tasting. Reservations required.

Villa Milagro Vineyards presents The Frank Giasullo Trio

Music at Milagro: Frank Giasullo Trio

Saturday, September 3, 2016 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Featuring the Frank Giasullo Trio performing "The Art of the Trio" - the essence of the jazz experience through original compositions and fresh arrangements of standards.

BBQ Sundays

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Come to Four SistersWinery to enjoy BBQ, live music, complimentary wine tastings,and wine for purchase to enjoy on the new deck!

Paddy and the Pale Boys

Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 5:00pm

Shippen Manor Summer Lawn Concert Series features Paddy and the Pale Boys, who play the traditional songs and music of Ireland and Scotland, along with some good ol' boy country and rock'n'roll.

Labor Day Hike on the PVT

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 10:00am

The Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee, a Friends Organization of Kittatinny Valley State Park, will host a 4-5 mile hike along the Paulinskill Valley Trail on Labor Day.  The trail is cinder-based which provides easy, level walking.  Meeting at Footbridge Park in Blairstown. Bring lunch and a drink.

 
Continuing: 

"The Karl Jam" Open Mic/Jam Session

Thursday, September 22, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday, September 29, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm

The Rock Creek Tavern, Warren County's newest spot for night life, hosts "The Karl Jam" open mic/jam session every Thursday night.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Belvidere Victorian Days

Saturday, September 10, 2016 -
9:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, September 11, 2016 -
11:30am to 5:00pm

Belvidere Victorian Days is a celebration of our town's Victorian heritage. Join the festivities, which include live entertainment, antique, craft and food vendors, antique/vintage car show, Victorian era demonstrations, house tours, cemetery tours, and much more. You will delight in strolling through a quaint town that evokes memories of a bygone era.

Well-Sweep Workshop: Herb Vinegars, Oils & Pesto

Saturday, September 10, 2016 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

With the garden at its peak and an abundance of herbs – it’s time to harvest; come to Well-Sweep Herb Farm to learn the basics on how to make your own herbal condiments.

Morris Canal Museums Open

Sunday, September 11, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Check out both the Warren County History Museum at Morris Canal Bread Lock Park in New Village, and the Jim and Mary Lee Museum at Morris Canal Plane 9 in Stewartsville.

Fine Wine and the Music of Billy Joel

Sunday, September 11, 2016 -
2:00pm to 6:00pm

Enjoy and afternoon of fine wine and the music at The Inn at Millrace Pond, featuring Billy Joel Tribute Band, We May Be Right. Also light jazz by Loose Measure. 

Rutherfurd Hall's Hawaiian Luau Fundrasier

Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 5:00pm

Rutherfurd Hall's celebrated grounds will be transformed into a Hawaiian paradise for this fundraiser, which will include cocktail hour, Hawaiian buffet dinner, island music and a show.

Hackettstown BID's Autumn Lamplight Dinner

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 6:00pm

The Gazebo area of Moore Street and the adjacent parking lot are transformed into a magical outdoor courtyard, with guests sampling culinary specialties from Hackettstown restaurants representing diverse cuisines...

Morris Canal Museums Open

Sunday, October 9, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Check out both the Warren County History Museum at Morris Canal Bread Lock Park in New Village, and the Jim and Mary Lee Museum at Morris Canal Plane 9 in Stewartsville.

Halloween Parade in Downtown Hackettstown

Saturday, October 29, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

The 3rd Annual Halloween Downtown will be on Saturday October 29, 2016 from 3-5 p.m. at the Gazebo (Main St & Moore St).

Hackettstown Main St. Halloween Parade And Trick or Treating