Warren County Wanderings

Starting January 4, 2017

The beginning is the most important part of the work. -Plato

A new year, a fresh start. We hope all our Warren County Wanderers had a delightful holiday season and are ready to embrace 2017! We at ExploreWarren.org are pleased to begin the journey with you. If you've been curious about recurring events that appear here, or venues that you've been meaning to check out, why wait? Get out there and explore! Happy New Year, and Happy Wanderings!

 

This Week: 

Celebrity Bartender Series in Hackettstown

Thursday, January 5, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Every first Thursday of the month until March, St. Patrick’s Grand Marshals will be celebrity bartenders to help serve drinks at four locations, as a special twist on Hackettstown's "Late Night Thursdays" for the winter months, with shops staying open late. Enjoy drinks and celebration with friends at Marley’s Gotham Grill, Bea McNally’s Irish Pub, Man Skirt Brewing, and Czig Meister Brewing Company from 6pm until closing. (Celebrity bartenders on-site until 9pm.)

First Friday Celebration at Thisilldous - Len Mooney

Friday, January 6, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Kick off the new year by joining us every first Friday night in 2017. Bring the family to enjoy the music of Len Mooney 6pm to 9pm.

Marty Koppel and $5 Pasta Bar at Brook Hollow

Friday, January 6, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines! Wine for purchase by the bottle or glass at retail value, and $5 Pasta Bar!

Voices at the Inn at Millrace Pond

Friday, January 6, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Kata Hay and Jesse Bardwell, two performers who were on the hit TV show "The Voice" earlier this year, will be part of a special show at the Inn.

Open Mic at Asbury Coffee Mill

Friday, January 6, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Held the first Friday of every month. We have everything you need to perform: PA, mics, we can even provide a guitar if you need it. You just need to bring your inner rock star and your talent.

Shades of Brady debut at Rock Creek Tavern

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 8:00pm
"Legendary" Billy Geer is out of retirement and ready to rock!! This is going to be an amazing event, folks! Come one, come all. 8pm- midnight. 

Winter Greenhouse Tour at Well-Sweep

Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 11:00amSaturday, January 7, 2017 - 2:00pm
Come experience the pleasure of our greenhouses – filled with unusual blossoms and exotic scents. Join us for an informative lecture-tour of our collection of herbs from around the world.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, January 7, 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.

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Cool Hand

Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 8:00pm
Mark your calendars folks! Cool Hand is back at the Rock Creek Tavern! This band brings it every single time!! Playing all your favorite classic rock tunes and more.

Live Music at Buck Hill - Water Street

Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 9:30pm
Water Street continues to play gigs at a number of northeast venues while looking to expand out to travel and play in other parts of the country.

Morris Canal Museum Open

Sunday, January 8, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Morris Canal Bread Lock Park is open daily until dusk, but the Warren County History Museum is open the second Sunday of the month, with models and displays of Warren County history with emphasis on the Morris Canal, Shippen Manor, Oxford Furnace, Thomas Edison's local businesses, and the Lenape Indians.
 

Tournament of Plays

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 2:00pm
Juried performances of four student-directed, one-act plays with prizes awarded to best actors, actresses and directors. $5. 908-454-3400.

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall: Daryl Sherman, Piano

Sunday, January 8, 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall will be swinging in the New Year with the talented songster and pianist Daryl Sherman, who appears with a quartet featuring the special talent of Warren Vache on trumpet, James Chirillo on guitar and Boots Maleson on bass. This concert will feature great songs from composer and lyricist Cole Porter, performed at the historic mansion in Allamuchy.

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Brosky and Meyer

Sunday, January 8, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Come on down to the Rock Creek Sunday afternoon, as we welcome to our stage the AMAZING sounds of Brosky and Meyer! This duo is sure to entertain you!

Kids After School Drawing Class Series

Monday, January 9, 2017 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Monday, January 16, 2017 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Monday, January 23, 2017 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Monday, January 30, 2017 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
$48/person. a four-week workshop for grades 3-8 at Rutherfurd Hall.

Walk-in Yoga Classes at Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, January 9, 2017Monday, January 16, 2017
On Mondays, January 9 and/or January 16, we invite you to Walk -In and try a Yoga Class with Delia. At 4pm enjoy a Class for  Beginners or a 5:15pm Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Class.
Community Corner: 

Restaurant World Series

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
Fundraiser for baseball and softball teams with sample fare from local restaurants in David and Carol Lackland Center dining hall. $40. 908-852-1400

Graceful Aging Retreat at Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, January 15, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
One Day Yoga Retreat - Graceful Aging - Complementary Practices and Lessons for a healthy lifestyle.
Plan Ahead: 

Friday the 13th Screenings at Roy's Hall

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 6:30pmFriday, January 13, 2017 - 9:00pm
The original "Friday The 13th" was filmed in and around Blairstown, and every time that date rolls around, Roy's Hall screens the 1980 cult slasher classic. Horror film fanatics from across the country flock to the area to tour the local filming locations, concluding their visit by watching the movie at Roy's, which is among the area landmarks prominently featured in the film. Audiences go wild whenever they appear, so be a part of the fun - if you dare!

January Thaw Music Festival at CSC: The HooDoo Loungers

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 8:00pm
Get in the mood for Mardi Gras as you heat things up with the first of the January Thaw Music Festival concerts. The HooDoo Loungers, a high-energy, nine-piece band, performs electrifying music inspired by the rhythms, sounds, history and spirit of New Orleans. The band's sound encompasses traditional New Orleans Jazz, Brass Band, classic R&B and funk - a blend of original music and re-arranged New Orleans classics.

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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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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: 

Celebrity Bartender Series in Hackettstown

Thursday, January 5, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Every first Thursday of the month until March, St. Patrick’s Grand Marshals will be celebrity bartenders to help serve drinks at four locations, as a special twist on Hackettstown's "Late Night Thursdays" for the winter months, with shops staying open late. Enjoy drinks and celebration with friends at Marley’s Gotham Grill, Bea McNally’s Irish Pub, Man Skirt Brewing, and Czig Meister Brewing Company from 6pm until closing. (Celebrity bartenders on-site until 9pm.)

Voices at the Inn at Millrace Pond

Friday, January 6, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Kata Hay and Jesse Bardwell, two performers who were on the hit TV show "The Voice" earlier this year, will be part of a special show at the Inn.

Open Mic at Asbury Coffee Mill

Friday, January 6, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Held the first Friday of every month. We have everything you need to perform: PA, mics, we can even provide a guitar if you need it. You just need to bring your inner rock star and your talent.

Winter Greenhouse Tour at Well-Sweep

Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 11:00am
Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 2:00pm

Come experience the pleasure of our greenhouses – filled with unusual blossoms and exotic scents. Join us for an informative lecture-tour of our collection of herbs from around the world.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, January 7, 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.

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Cool Hand

Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 8:00pm

Mark your calendars folks! Cool Hand is back at the Rock Creek Tavern! This band brings it every single time!! Playing all your favorite classic rock tunes and more.

Live Music at Buck Hill - Water Street

Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 9:30pm

Water Street continues to play gigs at a number of northeast venues while looking to expand out to travel and play in other parts of the country.

Morris Canal Museum Open

Sunday, January 8, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Morris Canal Bread Lock Park is open daily until dusk, but the Warren County History Museum is open the second Sunday of the month, with models and displays of Warren County history with emphasis on the Morris Canal, Shippen Manor, Oxford Furnace, Thomas Edison's local businesses, and the Lenape Indians.

 

Tournament of Plays

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 2:00pm

Juried performances of four student-directed, one-act plays with prizes awarded to best actors, actresses and directors. $5. 908-454-3400.

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall: Daryl Sherman, Piano

Sunday, January 8, 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall will be swinging in the New Year with the talented songster and pianist Daryl Sherman, who appears with a quartet featuring the special talent of Warren Vache on trumpet, James Chirillo on guitar and Boots Maleson on bass. This concert will feature great songs from composer and lyricist Cole Porter, performed at the historic mansion in Allamuchy.

Kids After School Drawing Class Series

Monday, January 9, 2017 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Monday, January 16, 2017 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Monday, January 23, 2017 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Monday, January 30, 2017 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm

$48/person. a four-week workshop for grades 3-8 at Rutherfurd Hall.

Walk-in Yoga Classes at Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, January 9, 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017

On Mondays, January 9 and/or January 16, we invite you to Walk -In and try a Yoga Class with Delia. At 4pm enjoy a Class for  Beginners or a 5:15pm Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Class.

 
Community Corner: 

Restaurant World Series

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 4:00pm

Fundraiser for baseball and softball teams with sample fare from local restaurants in David and Carol Lackland Center dining hall. $40. 908-852-1400

 
Plan Ahead: 

Friday the 13th Screenings at Roy's Hall

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 9:00pm

The original "Friday The 13th" was filmed in and around Blairstown, and every time that date rolls around, Roy's Hall screens the 1980 cult slasher classic. Horror film fanatics from across the country flock to the area to tour the local filming locations, concluding their visit by watching the movie at Roy's, which is among the area landmarks prominently featured in the film. Audiences go wild whenever they appear, so be a part of the fun - if you dare!

January Thaw Music Festival at CSC: The HooDoo Loungers

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 8:00pm

Get in the mood for Mardi Gras as you heat things up with the first of the January Thaw Music Festival concerts. The HooDoo Loungers, a high-energy, nine-piece band, performs electrifying music inspired by the rhythms, sounds, history and spirit of New Orleans. The band's sound encompasses traditional New Orleans Jazz, Brass Band, classic R&B and funk - a blend of original music and re-arranged New Orleans classics.