Starting February 15, 2017 | Explore Warren

 

Starting February 15, 2017

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. - Abraham Lincoln

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected. -  George Washington

We believe it is your moral duty to have some fun in Warren County! With temperatures expected to hit 60 degrees over the long Presidents' Day weekend, why not get outdoors for a nice hike? Here are a few suggested trails courtesy of Skylands Visitor.  Ironically, Hackettstown hosts a Winterfest, as well as a world premiere play.

And there is even more live music than usual this weekend, of all different genres. So have fun exploring Warren County, and Happy Wanderings!

 

This Week: 

Adult Wine and Paint Night: Whimsical Fox

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
Calling aspiring artists and wine lovers! Time to get your hands dirty and cup full and learn how to paint a whimsical fox during this Adult Wine and Paint Night.

World Premiere: "The Surrogate" at CSC

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 2:00pmFriday, February 17, 2017 - 8:00pmSaturday, February 18, 2017 - 8:00pmSunday, February 19, 2017 - 2:00pm
It’s another World Premiere at the LackPAC in Hackettstown this weekend, as The Surrogate opens. This smart and funny play by Patricia Cotter is about blended families, desire, motherhood, class and sexual politics, examining just how much we can ask of our friends, our parents and our spouses, and whether we'll get any of our important life decisions right in this new age.

John Cain and $5 Sausage & Pepper Sandwich at Brook Hollow

Friday, February 17, 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. 

Live Music at Inn at Millrace Pond: GordonThomas Ward

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 7:00pm
Gordon paints musical portraits that plumb the depths of our emotions and bring the past to life while pointing to a hope-filled future.

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern: JJ Lynch

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 8:00pm
JJ Lynch Band rocks the stage with their blues and rock 'n' roll covers and originals! Bring your family and friends. 

Plan B Pub: Glenn Roberts, plus Country Fusion Line Dancing

Friday, February 17, 2017 -
9:00pm to 11:00pm
Grab your boots, grab your friends and come out for a fun night of music, food, drinks and dancing at Plan B Pub.

Brass Rail: ARENA Relive the Rock

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 9:00pm
Relive the moment - ARENA brings you back to a time where you can sing along with the guitar solo. A time when you held up a lighter, not a cell phone. Lose yourself in the experience as this band captures the big sound and power of some of the greatest rock bands of our time.

Young Audience Series: A Thousand Cranes

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 11:00am
The true story of the young Japanese girl Sadako Sasaki, who became ill from the effects of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and inspired an international peace movement. A Thousand Cranes combines Japanese and American language, music and dance, and highlights Japanese society in the aftermath of World War II. Appropriate for grades 5 - 12.

StoutFest

Saturday, February 18, 2017 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm
Dive into the dark side of beer. Join Czig Meister Brewing to explore more than 50 variations on the classic style of beer that is the ever-satisfying, complex, round and roasty: "stout".

HKTWN Winterfest

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
The merchants of Hackettstown invite you to a fun filled day starting at 12pm. Follow the balloons throughout town to discover $2 specials, soups and chili, and more.

Presidents' Wine Weekend and Chocolate at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, February 18, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, February 19, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Treat your family and friends to Alba's special wine tasting experience! Stop in any time from noon to 5pm - no reservations.

Cherry Jubilee at Villa Milagro

Saturday, February 18, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, February 19, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
As it turns out, the cherry tree story about young George Washington's honesty, is a myth, fabricated by one of his biographers. No matter; we love cherries...

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - Micah Premnath

Saturday, February 18, 2017 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Live Music at Nonpareil: Jeff Penque and Karen Fairweather

Saturday, February 18, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
These New Jersey residents have joined forces to create a fresh and unique acoustic duo that blends classic folk/rock from the '60s through today - with original tunes - to create a truly memorable musical performance.

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams at Roy's Hall

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 8:00pm
Larry and Teresa’s story begins at New York’s famed Bottom Line club in the mid 80s; she was singing country, he was playing pedal steel. It was love at first chord. Now you can see these two amazing talents at Roy's Hall.

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Skin Of My Teeth

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 8:00pm
Punk-inspired rock 'n' roll courtesy of Easton-area band, Skin Of My Teeth.

Plan B Pub: Atlanta Cafe Band

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 8:30pm
The Atlanta Cafe Band is an original band with American roots; the members have performed together for over 35 years. Check them out at Plan B Pub!

Brass Rail: Uncle Rocco

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 9:00pm
Your favorite Classic Rock and Soul party band plays The Brass Rail until midnight!

Acoustic Music at SoMa - Paul Knakk

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 9:00pm
Country / Rock / Alternative music.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - George Baier

Sunday, December 18, 2016 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Back Porch Jugband

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
Old-time American jug band music, on guitars, Dobro, banjo, wash-tub bass, mandolin, bowed Psaltery, ukulele and saw! Combining the ragtime feel of the 1920s with the blues & bluegrass of the '40s and the folk-rock of '60s & '70s into a mishmash of great fun!
Continuing: 

Two for the Road Jazz Duo at Marianna's

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 6:00pmFriday, February 10, 2017 - 6:00pmFriday, February 17, 2017 - 6:00pm
Pam Purvis and Bob Ackerman are "Two for the Road" - playing every Friday evening while you dine at Marianna's.

Trivia Night at Asbury Coffee Mill

Saturday, February 18, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
It's $5 per player as teams of 2 to 6 people compete for the prize: the winning team takes the pot (no house split). The lunch menu will be available and we are BYOB friendly.
 
Community Corner: 

Mommy and Me Art Workshop

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am
What's a better way to bond with a child than through art? During this special workshop, you and your child will work as a team to create a beautiful faux stained glass masterpiece!

Kids Art Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Come join us for a night full of creativity & inspiration! This month the children will learn how to paint a whimsical mermaid!
Plan Ahead: 

Pop-Up Shoppe

Friday, February 24, 2017 -
3:00pm to 8:00pm
Almond Tree Manor Premiere Banquet & Catering Facilities presents a Pop-Up Shoppe featuring Local Vendors, Crafters, Goods & Services.

Annual Celebrity Comedy Night to Benefit WCCC

Saturday, February 25, 2017 -
5:30pm to 11:00pm
Three of the top comics from New York City and Philadelphia will bring their hilarious "schticks" to Warren County on Feb. 25.

Dinner and Spirits Weekend with Lorraine Moore

Saturday, February 25, 2017
Don't miss an opportunity to connect with loved ones on the other side.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, February 25, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Stomp to the music and feel the sensation between your toes. Formal wine tasting, delicious spaghetti and meatballs dinner with tossed salad and homemade breads, wine cellar tour and ending with a dessert wine tasting. Includes wine glass to take home. $35/person plus tax and 10% gratuity.  Reservations required. Book early as this event will sell out every time. Call 908-475-3671.

Chef Jay's Cooking Class: Comfort Food

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Explore and learn how to make signature Thai, Indonesian and Vietnamese dishes with Chef Jay Chai, the owner of both Pandan Room & TOPO Restaurant in Hackettstown. "Comfort Food" is highlighted in this session.

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall: The Pete McGuinness Sextet

Sunday, February 26, 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall on Sunday, February 26 brings a great new find, The Pete McGuinness Sextet, with a segment of the charts saluting the tunes for which Mel Torme was known.

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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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This Week: 

Adult Wine and Paint Night: Whimsical Fox

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:00pm

Calling aspiring artists and wine lovers! Time to get your hands dirty and cup full and learn how to paint a whimsical fox during this Adult Wine and Paint Night.

World Premiere: "The Surrogate" at CSC

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 2:00pm
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 2:00pm

It’s another World Premiere at the LackPAC in Hackettstown this weekend, as The Surrogate opens. This smart and funny play by Patricia Cotter is about blended families, desire, motherhood, class and sexual politics, examining just how much we can ask of our friends, our parents and our spouses, and whether we'll get any of our important life decisions right in this new age.

Brass Rail: ARENA Relive the Rock

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 9:00pm

Relive the moment - ARENA brings you back to a time where you can sing along with the guitar solo. A time when you held up a lighter, not a cell phone. Lose yourself in the experience as this band captures the big sound and power of some of the greatest rock bands of our time.

Young Audience Series: A Thousand Cranes

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 11:00am

The true story of the young Japanese girl Sadako Sasaki, who became ill from the effects of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and inspired an international peace movement. A Thousand Cranes combines Japanese and American language, music and dance, and highlights Japanese society in the aftermath of World War II. Appropriate for grades 5 - 12.

StoutFest

Saturday, February 18, 2017 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm

Dive into the dark side of beer. Join Czig Meister Brewing to explore more than 50 variations on the classic style of beer that is the ever-satisfying, complex, round and roasty: "stout".

HKTWN Winterfest

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 12:00pm

The merchants of Hackettstown invite you to a fun filled day starting at 12pm. Follow the balloons throughout town to discover $2 specials, soups and chili, and more.

Cherry Jubilee at Villa Milagro

Saturday, February 18, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, February 19, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

As it turns out, the cherry tree story about young George Washington's honesty, is a myth, fabricated by one of his biographers. No matter; we love cherries...

Live Music at Nonpareil: Jeff Penque and Karen Fairweather

Saturday, February 18, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

These New Jersey residents have joined forces to create a fresh and unique acoustic duo that blends classic folk/rock from the '60s through today - with original tunes - to create a truly memorable musical performance.

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams at Roy's Hall

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 8:00pm

Larry and Teresa’s story begins at New York’s famed Bottom Line club in the mid 80s; she was singing country, he was playing pedal steel. It was love at first chord. Now you can see these two amazing talents at Roy's Hall.

Plan B Pub: Atlanta Cafe Band

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 8:30pm

The Atlanta Cafe Band is an original band with American roots; the members have performed together for over 35 years. Check them out at Plan B Pub!

Brass Rail: Uncle Rocco

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 9:00pm

Your favorite Classic Rock and Soul party band plays The Brass Rail until midnight!

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Back Porch Jugband

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 4:00pm

Old-time American jug band music, on guitars, Dobro, banjo, wash-tub bass, mandolin, bowed Psaltery, ukulele and saw! Combining the ragtime feel of the 1920s with the blues & bluegrass of the '40s and the folk-rock of '60s & '70s into a mishmash of great fun!

 
Continuing: 

Two for the Road Jazz Duo at Marianna's

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 6:00pm
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 6:00pm
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

Pam Purvis and Bob Ackerman are "Two for the Road" - playing every Friday evening while you dine at Marianna's.

Trivia Night at Asbury Coffee Mill

Saturday, February 18, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

It's $5 per player as teams of 2 to 6 people compete for the prize: the winning team takes the pot (no house split). The lunch menu will be available and we are BYOB friendly.

 

 
Community Corner: 

Mommy and Me Art Workshop

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am

What's a better way to bond with a child than through art? During this special workshop, you and your child will work as a team to create a beautiful faux stained glass masterpiece!

Kids Art Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Come join us for a night full of creativity & inspiration! This month the children will learn how to paint a whimsical mermaid!

 
Plan Ahead: 

Pop-Up Shoppe

Friday, February 24, 2017 -
3:00pm to 8:00pm

Almond Tree Manor Premiere Banquet & Catering Facilities presents a Pop-Up Shoppe featuring Local Vendors, Crafters, Goods & Services.

Annual Celebrity Comedy Night to Benefit WCCC

Saturday, February 25, 2017 -
5:30pm to 11:00pm

Three of the top comics from New York City and Philadelphia will bring their hilarious "schticks" to Warren County on Feb. 25. Rob Falcone, Joey Callahan, and Tommy Gooch are the headliners for this year's Annual Warren County Community College Comedy Night. Proceeds from the event directly benefit students and programs at the college.

Dinner and Spirits Weekend with Lorraine Moore

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Don't miss an opportunity to connect with loved ones on the other side. Dinner program with Lorraine's presentation, or book an overnight stay in a rustic room that includes a gift bag, and get to know more about Lorraine and spirits at the Inn. Overnight includes fireside specialty drink in the tavern, and breakfast with Lorraine.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, February 25, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Stomp to the music and feel the sensation between your toes. Formal wine tasting, delicious spaghetti and meatballs dinner with tossed salad and homemade breads, wine cellar tour and ending with a dessert wine tasting. Includes wine glass to take home. $35/person plus tax and 10% gratuity.  Reservations required. Book early as this event will sell out every time. Call 908-475-3671.

Chef Jay's Cooking Class: Comfort Food

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Explore and learn how to make signature Thai, Indonesian and Vietnamese dishes with Chef Jay Chai, the owner of both Pandan Room & TOPO Restaurant in Hackettstown. "Comfort Food" is highlighted in this session.

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall: The Pete McGuinness Sextet

Sunday, February 26, 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall on Sunday, February 26 brings a great new find, The Pete McGuinness Sextet, with a segment of the charts saluting the tunes for which Mel Torme was known.