Starting July 19, 2017

Local corn has arrived! As have peaches, cucumbers, blueberries, plums, zucchini, beets, cabbage, and the list goes on. Check out the Jersey Fresh website to find out about other produce currently in season, as well as recipes, Farmstands, Community Supported Agriculture and more. This week's cover photo is courtesy of Donaldson Farms in Hackettstown, which is advertising its own corn picked fresh daily, and hosts weekly Summer Nights on the Farm! We are the Garden State after all, which is worthy of celebration and indulgence. So harvest that garden, visit those Farmers' Markets and Farmstands, and dig in! 

Next weekend brings the Warren County Farmers' Fair and Hot Air Balloon Festival, so why not consider entering a contest?  Vie for prizes in Baking, Canning, Herbs, Flowers, Fruit, Vegetables, and much more. Click here for a complete list of contests, and here for Rules & Regulations.

But don't let all this agricultural merriment keep you from participating in some of the other activities listed below, such as live music, theater, history, comedy and nature. So stay cool (here's a list of swimming facilities),  and Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Phillipsburg Area Summer Youth Theatre: Hairspray

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:00pmFriday, July 21, 2017 - 7:00pmSaturday, July 22, 2017 - 7:00pmSunday, July 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
See what happens when dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad auditions for a spot on "The Corny Collins Show" in 1960s Baltimore and tries to bring racial integration to the show as the Phillipsburg Area Summer Youth Theatre stages the hit Broadway musical Hairspray.

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.

Andy Rimer and $5 Chicken Alfredo

Friday, July 21, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines! Wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle at retail value and $5 food by featured local caterer

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.

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Zaire

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 8:00pm
Local band Zaire performs classic rock and acoustic rock. Members: Mike DiCenso, Jim Leahey and Matt Pisani.

Live Music at Panther Pub

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 9:00pm to Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 12:00am
Sunday, July 23, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Come out to this fun neighborhood restaurant and enjoy listening to some local talented musicians! Fridays 9pm-midnight and Sundays on the patio 4-7pm.

A Mindful Walk at White Lake

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
9:00am to 9:30am
Join certified Yoga Teacher Kate McGuiness for a 30 minute mindful walk at White Lake. The walk will begin with gentle stretching and movement.

Canal Day at Historic Waterloo Village

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
The Canal Society of New Jersey offers a wide range of programming at Waterloo Village this year including the new Highlands Canal Boat Exhibit featuring the recently discovered remains of what may be the last Morris Canal Boat. Some of the historic buildings will be open, historic trades & crafts will be demonstrated, and there will be canal boat rides.

Midsummer Herb Festival at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Well-Sweep’s 28th annual Midsummer Herb Festival celebrates ‘Cilantro’, Coriandrum, the 2017 International Herb Association’s – Herb of the Year.

Beaver Creek Red Food and Wine Festival

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 23, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Four Sisters Winery proudly host its 3rd annual Beaver Creek Red Wine Festival. Beaver Creek Red has been the “People’s Choice” at Four Sisters Winery since its debut in 1990.

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard with the BC Combo

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
1:30pm to 5:00pm
Outdoor wine tastings and wine bar under our new arbor.

Kids Paint Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Special Saturday Session! If the weather is nice we will paint on the back lawn.

Fight for a Cure at Flynn's On The Hill

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
Fundraiser for Laura McDonald. Food, drinks, music (Bobby Clark Band), quoit tournament, Tricky Tray, 50/50 drawings!

Dine in the Vines at Villa Milagro - Brazilian Rodizio

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 6:30pm
Join us for our second alfresco dinner of the season in Row 51 of the vineyard, Chef/Owner Edson of Rios Brazilian Steakhouse in Nazareth, PA will serve a traditional Brazilian Rodizio dinner served tableside t to savor by sunset!!

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.

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.

We May Be Right (Billy Joel Tribute Band) at Rock Creek

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
This band is top notch and is the closest thing you will get to seeing the Piano man himself! 

Comedy Night at Draught House Bar & Grill

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
Presented by The Looney Bin Comedy Club. $20/ticket; Finger Food Buffet availabe for $15. Seating begins at 6:30 for the 8:00 show.

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

Sunday, July 23, 2017 -
1:00pm to 6:00pm
A benefit concert event being held to raise money to support the mission of The Barnyard Sanctuary in Columbia, NJ, held on the grounds of the historic Inn at Millrace Pond in beautiful Hope, NJ. 

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Last Thursday Band

Sunday, July 23, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Outdoor wine tastings and wine bar under our new arbor.

Shippen Manor Summer Lawn Concert - Crazy Hearts

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Another show in the Shippen Manor Summer Lawn Concert Series.
Continuing: 

Free Concert Series: Don Cunningham (and Farmers Market) at Shappel Park

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 6:30pm
Music in the Park takes place at Shappell Park every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This week brings Don Cunningham & Assoicates - a rhythm and blues, rock n' roll band - and a Farmers Market.
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 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey weekly free public program is "Star Lore from the East" with Krishnadas Kootale. 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.

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.

Washington Borough Farmers' Market

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, July 29, 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.

Warren County Farmers Market

Sunday, July 23, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, July 30, 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.

Summer Nights on the Farm at Donaldson's

Friday, July 28, 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.
Community Corner: 

Music at Lopatcong Park: Mark & Mary Hannig

Wednesday, July 19, 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!
Plan Ahead: 

Concerts in the Barn - Nancy & Spencer Reed Quartet

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 5:00pm
Bring a picnic! Indoor, outdoor and cabaret seating available. Rain or shine. The Nancy & Spncer Reed Quartet will present lively jazz and vocal harmonies on July 29.

Summer Jamfest at Centenary Stage: The British Invasion Years

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 8:00pm
Centenary Stage Company's 2017 Summer Jamfest continues with an invasion from “across the pond” on July 29 as The British Invasion Years

Warren County Farmers' Fair & Hot Air Balloon Festival

Saturday, July 29, 2017 to Saturday, August 5, 2017
Celebrating its 80th year of providing affordable family fun, the Farmers' Fair now includes the Hot Air Balloon Festival and the 20th Annual Traditional Arts Expo.

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This Week: 

Phillipsburg Area Summer Youth Theatre: Hairspray

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 7:00pm
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 2:00pm

See what happens when dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad auditions for a spot on "The Corny Collins Show" in 1960s Baltimore and tries to bring racial integration to the show as the Phillipsburg Area Summer Youth Theatre stages the hit Broadway musical Hairspray.

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.

Andy Rimer and $5 Chicken Alfredo

Friday, July 21, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines! Wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle at retail value and $5 food by featured local caterer

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.

Live Music at Panther Pub

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 9:00pm to Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 12:00am
Sunday, July 23, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Come out to this fun neighborhood restaurant and enjoy listening to some local talented musicians! Fridays 9pm-midnight and Sundays on the patio 4-7pm.

A Mindful Walk at White Lake

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
9:00am to 9:30am

Join certified Yoga Teacher Kate McGuiness for a 30 minute mindful walk at White Lake. The walk will begin with gentle stretching and movement.

Canal Day at Historic Waterloo Village

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

The Canal Society of New Jersey offers a wide range of programming at Waterloo Village this year including the new Highlands Canal Boat Exhibit featuring the recently discovered remains of what may be the last Morris Canal Boat. Some of the historic buildings will be open, historic trades & crafts will be demonstrated, and there will be canal boat rides.

Beaver Creek Red Food and Wine Festival

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 23, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Four Sisters Winery proudly host its 3rd annual Beaver Creek Red Wine Festival. Beaver Creek Red has been the “People’s Choice” at Four Sisters Winery since its debut in 1990.

Dine in the Vines at Villa Milagro - Brazilian Rodizio

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 6:30pm

Join us for our second alfresco dinner of the season in Row 51 of the vineyard, Chef/Owner Edson of Rios Brazilian Steakhouse in Nazareth, PA will serve a traditional Brazilian Rodizio dinner served tableside t to savor by sunset!!

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.

 
Continuing: 
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 22, 2017 - 8:00pm

The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey weekly free public program is "Star Lore from the East" with Krishnadas Kootale. 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.

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.

Washington Borough Farmers' Market

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, July 29, 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.

Warren County Farmers Market

Sunday, July 23, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, July 30, 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.

Summer Nights on the Farm at Donaldson's

Friday, July 28, 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.

 
Community Corner: 
 
Plan Ahead: 

Concerts in the Barn - Nancy & Spencer Reed Quartet

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 5:00pm

Indoor, outdoor and cabaret seating available, held rain or shine, as Nancy, Spencer and their Quartet present lively jazz and vocal harmonies. Gates open 5pm for the 6pm concert. Bring a picnic!

Summer Jamfest at Centenary Stage: The British Invasion Years

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 8:00pm

Jamfest continues with an invasion from “across the pond” with three shows in one as audiences experience an amazing nostalgic journey through the '60s and celebrate a groovy generation. Starting with the classic songs of iconic British groups - the bad boy soul of The Rolling Stones, the defiant anthems of The Who, the raw and powerful guitar sounds of The Kinks, the flower power grooves of The Zombies, and the uplifting pop of Herman’s Hermits - the program then shifts to the celebrated American artists influenced by the British sound (The Beach Boys, The Monkees, The Doors and Steppenwolf) before wrapping up with music from the four lads who started it all: The Beatles.

Warren County Farmers' Fair & Hot Air Balloon Festival

Saturday, July 29, 2017 to Saturday, August 5, 2017

Celebrating its 80th year of providing affordable family fun, the Farmers' Fair continues through Saturday, featuring the Hot Air Balloon Festival and the 20th Annual Traditional Arts Expo as well. Highlights include carnival wrist band specials; motorized events (tractor pulls Wednesday and Thursday, Demolition Derby Friday, and the unique Mud Bog events Saturday); a hay bale rolling contest; pro wrestling; music; a reunion of past Fair Queens; Mass Hot Air Balloon Launches; and so much more!