Starting July 12, 2017 | Explore Warren

 

Warren County Wanderings

Starting July 12, 2017

Our theme today is "Planes, Trains & Automobiles". Planes: How about a summer adventure up in the sky? See the "More Things To Do" section below for air tours with Orlandi Flight Center and Jersey Ridge Soaring. Trains: it's the second and final weekend of the excursions with Thomas the Tank Engine. Automobiles: WNTI.ORG holds its first car-show fundraiser and Centenary Stage Company's Summer Jamfest kicks off with a tribute to the band The Cars. You'll find all this and more in the fun-filled, action-packed edition of Warren County Wanderings that awaits you, so read on, and Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Hector Rosado Concert & Free Fitness Class

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
Music in the Park takes place at Shappell Park every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.  Hector Rosado, an accomplished percussionist, has toured with the best in the business. He has traveled nationwide, as well as world tours with music titans such as David Burne, Dave Valentine, and the legendary Tito Puente.

Open Stage Music and Talent Share

Friday, July 14, 2017 -
6:00pm to 10:30pm
Join us for an evening of great support, creativity, sing-alongs and small-town fun!

Stan & Elise and $5 Food at Brook Hollow

Friday, July 14, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
The $5 menu tonight is Baked Penne Bolognese from Frank's Pizza and Italian Restaurant.
 

Nonpareil presents: Spencer Reed

Friday, July 14, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, July 21, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Enjoy jazz guitarist and vocalist Spencer Reed, a staple at the legendary Deerhead Inn jazz haunt in Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania.

Jazz Summer Series at Rutherfurd Hall: Rio Clemete Trio

Friday, July 14, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Rutherfurd Hall kicks off the Jazz Summer Series with a trio led by "the Bishop of Jazz," a most expressive and versatile pianist, featuring the music of Rogers and Hart.

Live Music at Inn at Millrace Pond: Mike Esposito

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 7:00pm
The historic inn, a restored 1769 stone gristmill, features an evening  of Country/Rock/Bluegrass with Mike Esposito.

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Last Night Out

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 8:00pm
A 5-piece rock/pop party band gives a high-octane performance with on-stage antics and a refreshing modern edge, featuring exciting rock interpretations of popular hits and an unbeatable dance vibe.

Day Out With Thomas: Ride the Bel-Del RR with Thomas the Tank Engine

Friday, July 7, 2017Saturday, July 8, 2017Sunday, July 9, 2017Friday, July 14, 2017Saturday, July 15, 2017Sunday, July 16, 2017
A family event that offers children and their grownups the opportunity to ride with classic storybook friend Thomas the Tank Engine. Parents, grandparents and siblings join their aspiring engineers in the fun. The Day Out With Thomas experience will engineer miles of smiles for the whole family and introduce a new generation to the timeless excitement of railroading.

WNTI.ORG Car Show

Saturday, July 15, 2017 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
WNTI.ORG, Centenary University’s campus radio station, hosts its first-ever Car Show. Bring your classic, sports, or exotic car and enter for a $5 entry fee - but all participating car exhibitors will receive a $5 discount to that evening's Centenary Stage Company Summer Jamfest show DRIVE - A Tribute to the Cars.

Pick-Your-Own Blueberries at Treelicious Orchard

Saturday, July 15, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Pick-Your-Own blueberries are ripe and ready! Free parking, free admission, cash only to purchase what you pick.

Succulent Wreath at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Saturday, July 15, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Create a living wreath made from a wide selection of succulents with different textures and colors. You will choose an 11″ round or square frame then design your own artistic creation.

Plein Air Painting and Photography at Ramsaysburg

Saturday, July 15, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
The event is FREE and open to amateur and accomplished artists/photographers alike, with the scenic and historic Homestead open dawn to dusk offering a painter's paradise of subject matter and color. Bring a dish to share in the 1pm potluck lunch!

Alba Vineyard Music under the Arbor: Jennifer Fritz Trio

Saturday, July 15, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Pop, Jazz and Blues under the arbor.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - John Cain

Saturday, July 15, 2017 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines! 

Gazebo Concert at the Library - Water Street

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 2:00pm
Get your lawn chair and some dancing shoes, then come join us at the gazebo for a show from everyone's favorite hometown band Water Street.

Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, July 15, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
The Vintners room will be set for that very special evening including a formal wine tasting, dinner and the Murder Mystery.

Music at Milagro: Corinne Mammana Quartet

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 6:00pm
The quartet will feature songs from Corinne's jazz EP Under an August Moon, released in August 2016, as well as other favorites from the Great American Songbook.

Murder in the Fast Lane at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 7:00pm
Brook Hollow Winery becomes The Chrome Valley Raceway site of the Chrome Valley 500 Car Race.

Plan B Pub: Harpdawg and the Bail Jumpers

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 8:00pm
Reservations recommended!

Summer Jamfest at Centenary Stage: Drive (The Cars Tribute Band)

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 8:00pm
CSC launches the 2017 Summer Jamfest with Drive: A Tribute to the Cars, dedicated to producing accurate recreations of classic songs from the '80s and highlighting a special tribute to The Cars.

CC Coletti Band at Draught House Bar & Grill

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 8:00pm
The CC Coletti band is an amazing music experience for all ages.

South Bound Band at Rock Creek Tavern

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 8:00pm
South Bound is a Southern Rock 'n' Roll band formed in 1988 in Warren County, NJ.

Chocolate Lab at Villa Milagro

Sunday, July 16, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Come try salty, savory caramel or chocolate covered bacon handmade chocolates from Chocolate Lab of Bethlehem, PA, with Villa Milagro wines. It's a pair made in heaven!

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - George Baier

Sunday, July 16, 2017 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Kathy Phillips Trio

Sunday, July 16, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Outdoor wine tastings and wine bar under our new arbor.

Tea With The Other Side

Sunday, July 16, 2017 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Join us for an afternoon of messages from the Other Side, as Kathy’s Kove & Kafe hosts a psychic medium gallery. Come see if there’s a message for you!

SAGE at Rock Creek Tavern

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
End your weekend with the sounds of SAGE.
Continuing: 

Summer Nights on the Farm at Donaldson's

Friday, July 14, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
A neighborhood favorite! Relax and enjoy delicious farm fresh food, live music, and fun. The kids will sleep great after pony rides, lawn games, and other activities.

Farmers' Market - Washington Borough

Saturday, July 8, 2017 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, July 15, 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. This week features a special performance 10am-12:30pm of the Gerry Gessie Show - featuring Gerry and his wife Ronnie - combining good natured comedy and music with the audience encouraged to join in on the fun during the "Build a Band" segment.

Blairstown Farmers' Market

Saturday, July 15, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Now in its 10th season, the Market accepts SNAP and is located on Route 521 across from the Blairstown Elementary School next to the Agway every Saturday, featuring a variety of local farmers, artisans, speakers, workshops, musicians and children’s activities.
The night sky as seen from the United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey observatories

Astronomy Talk & See the Evening Stars at UACNJ Observatory

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 8:00pm
The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey weekly free public program is "The Life of Stars" with Walt Windish. 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, July 9, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, July 16, 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.

Yoga Series at Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 5:15pmMonday, July 17, 2017 - 5:15pmMonday, July 24, 2017 - 5:15pmMonday, July 31, 2017 - 5:15pm
Begin Your Journey to a Better Life! Yoga Class 5:15 to 6:30pm, Mixed Level (Combining Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced). $52 for 4-week session or $16 to walk in. 
Community Corner: 

Music at Lopatcong Park: Nakked Soul Band

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 6:30pm
All events will be held at the Veterans Rally Point at Lopatcong Park, weather permitting. Bring your lawn chair, blankets and friends!

Adult Wine & Paint Night

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Special Saturday night session!
More Things to Do: 

HKTWN Passport Program Available for Restaurant Weeks

Hackettstown celebrates its diverse and exciting dining options with the 5th Annual Restaurant Week “Passport to HKTWN” from July 14-30, giving locals and visitors alike a great way to experience Hackettstown restaurants they love and those not yet visited. Diners simply visit participating establishments during the event to enjoy prix fixe lunches and/or dinners, and other specials, and get their passport stamped. Each stamp collected is an additional ticket entry into the Restaurant Weeks raffle drawing, with chances to win lots of prizes including $50 BID Bucks. Passports are available the Hackettstown BID office and at participating restaurants. Find details on Restaurant Weeks and the participating eateries on the Hackettstown BID website here.

Air Adventures

It's a great time of year for scenic tours or to take an Introductory Flight Lesson with Orlandi Flight Center. Tours are priced per airplane, not per passenger, at between $108 and $410 depending upon airplane and length of tour. Or perhaps you want to soar without the sound of an engine? A glider tour with Jersey Ridge Soaring is just the trip for you! Both fly out of the Blairstown Airport, where you can find a great meal at Donna's Runway Café
Plan Ahead: 

Roy's Hall: Sonny Landreth Trio

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 8:00pm
Acclaimed guitarist Sonny Landreth and his trio perform at Roy's Hall with opening act The Atlanta Cafe Band.

Summer Jamfest at Centenary Stage: The Doo Wah Riders

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
Centenary Stage Company's 2017 Summer Jamfest continues with “one-of-a-kind” The Doo Wah Riders on July 22.

Country Gate Players present: Willy Wonka

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 8:00pmSunday, July 23, 2017 - 2:00pmFriday, July 28, 2017 - 8:00pmSaturday, July 29, 2017 - 8:00pmSunday, July 30, 2017 - 2:00pm
The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale.

Rockin' for the Barnyard: A Benefit for the Barnyard Sanctuary

Sunday, July 23, 2017 -
1:00pm to 6:00pm
Rockin' for the Barnyard is a benefit concert event being held to raise money to support the mission of The Barnyard Sanctuary in Columbia, NJ.  All proceeds from the event will be donated to

Four Sister's Winery: Summer Glass Sip And Paint Event

Saturday, July 29, 2017 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Start with a one-hour tour of the wine cellar including a tasting paired with cheeses, followed by a two-hour Glass Sip and Paint event. All guests will receive two stemmed wine glasses f

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: 

Hector Rosado Concert & Free Fitness Class

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 6:30pm

Music in the Park takes place at Shappell Park every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.  Hector Rosado, an accomplished percussionist, has toured with the best in the business. He has traveled nationwide, as well as world tours with music titans such as David Burne, Dave Valentine, and the legendary Tito Puente.

Nonpareil presents: Spencer Reed

Friday, July 14, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, July 21, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Enjoy jazz guitarist and vocalist Spencer Reed, a staple at the legendary Deerhead Inn jazz haunt in Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania.

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Last Night Out

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 8:00pm

A 5-piece rock/pop party band gives a high-octane performance with on-stage antics and a refreshing modern edge, featuring exciting rock interpretations of popular hits and an unbeatable dance vibe.

Day Out With Thomas: Ride the Bel-Del RR with Thomas the Tank Engine

Friday, July 7, 2017
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Friday, July 14, 2017
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017

A family event that offers children and their grownups the opportunity to ride with classic storybook friend Thomas the Tank Engine. Parents, grandparents and siblings join their aspiring engineers in the fun. The Day Out With Thomas experience will engineer miles of smiles for the whole family and introduce a new generation to the timeless excitement of railroading.

WNTI.ORG Car Show

Saturday, July 15, 2017 -
9:00am to 1:00pm

WNTI.ORG, Centenary University’s campus radio station, hosts its first-ever Car Show. Bring your classic, sports, or exotic car and enter for a $5 entry fee - but all participating car exhibitors will receive a $5 discount to that evening's Centenary Stage Company Summer Jamfest show DRIVE - A Tribute to the Cars.

Succulent Wreath at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Saturday, July 15, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Create a living wreath made from a wide selection of succulents with different textures and colors. You will choose an 11″ round or square frame then design your own artistic creation.

Plein Air Painting and Photography at Ramsaysburg

Saturday, July 15, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

The event is FREE and open to amateur and accomplished artists/photographers alike, with the scenic and historic Homestead open dawn to dusk offering a painter's paradise of subject matter and color. Bring a dish to share in the 1pm potluck lunch!

Music at Milagro: Corinne Mammana Quartet

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 6:00pm

The quartet will feature songs from Corinne's jazz EP Under an August Moon, released in August 2016, as well as other favorites from the Great American Songbook.

Chocolate Lab at Villa Milagro

Sunday, July 16, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Come try salty, savory caramel or chocolate covered bacon handmade chocolates from Chocolate Lab of Bethlehem, PA, with Villa Milagro wines. It's a pair made in heaven!

Tea With The Other Side

Sunday, July 16, 2017 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of messages from the Other Side, as Kathy’s Kove & Kafe hosts a psychic medium gallery. Come see if there’s a message for you!

 
Continuing: 

Summer Nights on the Farm at Donaldson's

Friday, July 14, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

A neighborhood favorite! Relax and enjoy delicious farm fresh food, live music, and fun. The kids will sleep great after pony rides, lawn games, and other activities.

Farmers' Market - Washington Borough

Saturday, July 8, 2017 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, July 15, 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. This week features a special performance 10am-12:30pm of the Gerry Gessie Show - featuring Gerry and his wife Ronnie - combining good natured comedy and music with the audience encouraged to join in on the fun during the "Build a Band" segment.

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

Astronomy Talk & See the Evening Stars at UACNJ Observatory

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 8:00pm

The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey weekly free public program is "The Life of Stars" with Walt Windish. 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, July 9, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, July 16, 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.

Yoga Series at Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 5:15pm
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 5:15pm
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 5:15pm
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 5:15pm

Begin Your Journey to a Better Life! Yoga Class 5:15 to 6:30pm, Mixed Level (Combining Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced). $52 for 4-week session or $16 to walk in. 

Blairstown Farmers' Market

Saturday, July 29, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Now in its 10th season, the Market accepts SNAP and is located on Route 521 across from the Blairstown Elementary School next to the Agway every Saturday, featuring a variety of local farmers, artisans, speakers, workshops, musicians and children’s activities.

 
Community Corner: 
 
More Things to Do: 

HKTWN Passport Program Available for Restaurant Weeks

Hackettstown celebrates its diverse and exciting dining options with the 5th Annual Restaurant Week “Passport to HKTWN” from July 14-30, giving locals and visitors alike a great way to experience Hackettstown restaurants they love and those not yet visited. Diners simply visit participating establishments during the event to enjoy prix fixe lunches and/or dinners, and other specials, and get their passport stamped. Each stamp collected is an additional ticket entry into the Restaurant Weeks raffle drawing, with chances to win lots of prizes including $50 BID Bucks. Passports are available the Hackettstown BID office and at participating restaurants. Find details on Restaurant Weeks and the participating eateries on the Hackettstown BID website here.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Roy's Hall: Sonny Landreth Trio

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 8:00pm

Acclaimed guitarist Sonny Landreth and his trio perform at Roy's Hall with opening act The Atlanta Cafe Band.

Country Gate Players present: Willy Wonka

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
Friday, July 28, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 2:00pm

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale.

Four Sister's Winery: Summer Glass Sip And Paint Event

Saturday, July 29, 2017 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

A tour of the wine cellar including a tasting paired with cheeses is followed by a two-hour Sip and Paint event. All guests receive two stemmed wine glasses for painting. You will be guided through the entire process with simple techniques to unleash your inner artist.