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Starting July 22, 2020

"It ain't the heat, it's the humility." - Yogi Berra (1925-2015), American professional baseball catcher and master of the malapropism

With humility, we wish for you to stay safe and cool through this hot spell. Once again we turned to Charlie Fineran for a photo of wildlife managing to find solace from the heat, and thank him for being so prolific. Check out some cool events in the days ahead, and be sure to scroll down to "Plan Ahead" to learn about the upcoming Warren County Hot Air Balloon Festival - tickets are on sale now! Happy Wanderings!

 

This Week: 

Lopatcong Music in the Park: TimeWhys

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
TimeWhys perform the great music of the '60s, recreating those captivating times when songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Who filled the airwaves. Funding has been made possible, in part, by the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Division of Land Preservation.

Late Night Thursdays in Hackettstown

Thursday, July 23, 2020
Hackettstown Businesses are encouraged to stay open until 8pm all summer. There are too many highlights to list here; click "MORE" to see what treats and discounts await you this week:

Trivia Night at Invertase Brewing Company

Thursday, July 23, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, July 30, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Trivia Night every Thursday outdoors.

Friday in the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Frank DiBussolo

Friday, July 24, 2020 -
11:00am to 9:00pm
Relax under the Arbor every Friday, 11am-9pm through September 25, weather permitting. This week be entertained by Frank DiBussolo. No one under 21 admitted.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery: Marty Koppel

Friday, July 24, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
You are invited to bring in a meal from a local purveyor (food will not be provided by the winery), relax and enjoy the evening along with your favorite Brook Hollow wine. 
 

The Turnarounds at Invertase Brewing Company

Friday, July 24, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Jazz Duo The Turnarounds to perform in the Beer Garden, and there may be a food truck on site! Remember, outdoor activities are weather dependent, so please watch for any changes.

T.G.I. Flynn's: Avenue 16

Friday, July 24, 2020 - 6:30pm
Avenue 16 plays the hits from today along with '00s and '90s hits. Reservations required. Flynn's will have plenty of food and drinks; please leave yours at home!

Karaoke Under the Stars at the Vineyard

Friday, July 24, 2020 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Join DJ MVP for an outdoor Karaoke night at the Vineyard! This is your chance to sing in the middle of 104 acres! Safe practices will be observed. Advance ticket purchase required ($5) and no one under 21 admitted.

Weekend Live Music at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, July 25, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 26, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Enjoy the beautiful view and live music on the deck with Rich Berry on Saturday and Dylan Carter (pictured) on Sunday. Enjoy some cafe food and your favorite FSW wine on the outdoor deck overlooking the picturesque 250-acre farm.

Music Under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, July 25, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Sunday, July 26, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Relax under the Arbor (weather permitting) with Barbie Tatum on Saturday and 6th Street Trio on Sunday. Freshly made food available for purchase. Review Alba's COVID Policy.

Afternoon Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, July 25, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 26, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Visit Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility for live music each weekend day: Rich Ortiz on Saturday and Stan & Elise on Sunday. There will be no food for sale, but you are invited to support local purveyors by purchasing a meal from one of the many restaurants in the area and enjoy it on the outside covered porch patio with your favorite Brook Hollow Wine.

Music at Milagro: Lou Pompilio

Saturday, July 25, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
This incredibly talented multilingual singer and guitarist performs romantic songs in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and English (bring your sweetheart for this one)! And pack a picnic to enjoy with the music under the pergola. $15.

Outdoor Event at David's Country Inn

Saturday, July 25, 2020 -
5:00pm to 10:00pm
Head to David's Country Inn for live music, great food and a fully stocked bar! No reservations required. This week's artist is Chris D'Amico. Seating for approximately 85 people in the courtyard, and a large tent in case of a passing shower. Rain date: July 26.

Italian Supper Night at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, July 25, 2020 -
5:30pm to 9:00pm
Join Chef Anthony Fiore of Trattoria Di Fiore for an Italian Supper under the Arbor (weather permitting) featuring endless pasta, Chicken Parmesan, sausage, meatballs, garden salad, garlic bread, and Tartufo for dessert. Music (jazz guitarist Charlie Torre) from 6-8:30pm. Reservations required.

Live at Rock Creek Tavern: Back on Track

Saturday, July 25, 2020 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Fast track to your favorite '80s rock! Outdoors, weather permitting.

The PS Xperiment at William's Irish Tavern "Outdoor Stage"

Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 6:00pm
Come out to sing along with your favorite songs!

United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey Presents: Stellafane for Beginners

Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 8:00pm
United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey (UACNJ) Observatory, located in Jenny Jump State Forest in Hope, NJ, continues it summer programing with Bill Murray presenting "Stellafane for Beginners". Stellafane is one of the oldest gatherings of telescope makers and amateur astronomers in the United States. Bill will present an overview of what Stellafane is like for those who haven’t been there and why it is special.
A free astronomy talk followed by night sky viewing, weather permitting. Bring your interest and an open mind to be amazed at the sights in our night sky!

Mountain Lake Fire Company Car, Truck, Bike & Tractor Show

Sunday, July 26, 2020 -
8:00am to 2:00pm
Back for the 5th year! Car, truck, motorcycle, antique firetruck, and antique tractor classes. Custom made trophies. Day-of-show registration: $25. Doors open at 7am and breakfast served. Rain date: August 2.

Sydney Atkinson outside @ the Asbury Coffee Mill

Sunday, July 26, 2020 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Enjoy some (socially distant) tunes during a nice Sunday brunch in the shade. Seating is limited in the atrium, so be sure to make a reservation.

Uncle Floyd LIVE at Roy's Hall

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 -
8:00pm to 9:00pm
Watch online as Uncle Floyd performs LIVE from the stage at Roy's Hall in historic Blairstown, NJ. It's an interactive evening of hilarity and song at the grand piano. Multiple cameras, professional lighting, and superb audio provide an intimate entertainment experience that's the next best thing to being there in person. Call in and speak to Uncle Floyd or request a dedication.  Tickets are just $5.

Movie at Lopatcong Park: The Secret Life of Pets 2

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 -
8:30pm to 10:30pm
Film begins at dusk - free admission. At the Veterans Pavilion in nice weather, or regular Pavilion in imperfect weather.

Centenary's FREE Front Porch Musical: School House Rock Live Jr.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 11:00am
Based on the Emmy-award winning ’70s cartoon series, this modernized show follows Tom, who is nervous about his first of teaching. Featuring beloved School House Rock songs, the show is a learning opportunity masked in great fun! This FREE, family-friendly musical is part of Centenary Stage Company’s Young Audience Series, and will be hosted outside on the front porch of Centenary University’s Seay Building. Although it is free, reservations are required and limited. Reserve at www.centenarystageco.org or call the box office at 908-979-0900.
Continuing: 

Blairstown Farmers Market

Saturday, July 18, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, July 25, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Come see your favorite local farmers and food producers at the Blairstown Farmers Market! Open every Saturday through October. Local vegetables, herbs, fruit, meat, eggs, dairy, baked goods, honey, and prepared meals from 25 miles of Blairstown. Plus crafts and kids' activities! 

Washington Farmers Market

Saturday, July 25, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, August 1, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, August 8, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
This weekly Farmers’ Market offers quality fruits and vegetables as well as specialty items with special events throughout the season. 

The Farmers Market at Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, July 12, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, July 26, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
This new Farm Market will run every 2nd & 4th Sunday to October 25, on the beautiful grounds of Rutherfurd Hall. In addition to vegetables, pork, beef, eggs, chicken from GrowingDirt.com, other co-vendors will participate throughout the season, and potentially musicians and food trucks as well.

Warren County Farmers Market

Sunday, July 19, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, July 26, 2020 -
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.

Sunflower Trail at VonThun Farms

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 to Friday, August 21, 2020
The Sunflower Trail is now open daily, 10am-5pm, and is a great place for pictures, an afternoon out or to cut your own sunflowers! Remember Mother Nature will determine when the Trail will open & close. For questions, call 732-986-6816.
Plan Ahead: 

Warren County Hot Air Balloon Festival

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 to Sunday, August 23, 2020
The hot air balloon festival that happens each summer is moving to a new location for 2020 for a five-day event that will include drone demonstrations and more. Tickets are on sale now for the balloon festival, now in its 20th year, that has been held annually at the Warren County Farmers' Fair. This year's Fair was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on large gatherings, but the balloon festival is moving to Warren County Community College, a long-time sponsor which in recent years started doing drone demonstrations to highlight their new Drone Program at the College.The 2020 event will be held at the college's Drone Port at its campus along Route 57 in Washington Township. Learn more here or go right to their website for the link to buy tickets.

Live Music atThe Architects Golf Club: Pentley Holmes

Friday, July 31, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Enjoy listening to singer-songwriter-guitarist Pentley Holmes. 

Live at Rock Creek Tavern: Flirtin With the Mob

Saturday, August 1, 2020 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Flirtin With the Mob is a 10-member dance band, playing great dance music from the '70s to present.

Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, August 2, 2020 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Four Sisters Winery's popular interactive Murder Mystery dinners are back and following CDC regulations. The event begins with a formal wine tasting followed by a delicious plated dinner followed by dessert (and dessert wine); then a story unravels with murder, a victim and several suspects. $45/person + tax includes a souvenir wine glass and educational vineyard tour. Tickets are required and seating is limited. Please call 908-475-3671.
 

An Online Evening with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Author. Hiker. Trailblazer.

Monday, August 3, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Jennifer Pharr Davis is a hiker, author, speaker, and entrepreneur. She has covered more than 14,000 miles of long distance trails on six different continents and in 2011 she set the overall (male or female) fastest known time on the Appalachian Trail by hiking a remarkable 47 miles a day for 46 straight days. Jennifer has written eight books, as well as articles for the New York Times, Outside magazine, Backpacker, and Trail Runner. Her popular Appalachian Trail memoir Becoming Odyssa was recently released as a 10th anniversary edition. Register for this free event, Presented via Zoom, at warrenlib.org.

The Cirotti Trio Livestream Performance from Roy's Hall

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 8:00pm
The Cirotti Trio headlines an exclusive live-stream performance from the stage of the historic Roy's Hall in Blairstown, NJ. The trio's members - Joe Cirotti (guitar, lead vocals), Peter Lister (bass, vocals), and Mike Alexander (mandolin, vocals) - are all highly accomplished players and create beautifully textured support for Cirotti's songs. See and hear them LIVE on stage from the safety and comfort of your home and interact with other fans on the live message board before, during and after the show. All proceeds directly benefit the artists and help to keep independent music at Roy's Hall aLive during these extraordinary and challenging times.

2nd Annual Arc Food Truck Fest at Donaldson Farms

Saturday, August 8, 2020 -
12:00pm to 8:00pm
Enjoy 15+ gourmet food trucks, a Czig Meister Brewing Company Craft Beer and Hard Seltzer Biergarten, live bands including The Emulators and the Katie Henry Band, games and activities, and more! Hosted by Donaldson Farms, this event will benefit The Arc of Warren County. * Guests will be required to wear masks while walking around the event and waiting in line to order and pick up food. Some food trucks will offer text-to-order options to reduce food lines.

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This Week: 

Late Night Thursdays in Hackettstown

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Hackettstown Businesses are encouraged to stay open until 8pm all summer. There are too many highlights to list here; click "MORE" to see what treats and discounts await you this week:

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery: Marty Koppel

Friday, July 24, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

You are invited to bring in a meal from a local purveyor (food will not be provided by the winery), relax and enjoy the evening along with your favorite Brook Hollow wine. 

 

The Turnarounds at Invertase Brewing Company

Friday, July 24, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Jazz Duo The Turnarounds to perform in the Beer Garden, and there may be a food truck on site! Remember, outdoor activities are weather dependent, so please watch for any changes.

T.G.I. Flynn's: Avenue 16

Friday, July 24, 2020 - 6:30pm

Avenue 16 plays the hits from today along with '00s and '90s hits. Reservations required. Flynn's will have plenty of food and drinks; please leave yours at home!

Karaoke Under the Stars at the Vineyard

Friday, July 24, 2020 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join DJ MVP for an outdoor Karaoke night at the Vineyard! This is your chance to sing in the middle of 104 acres! Safe practices will be observed. Advance ticket purchase required ($5) and no one under 21 admitted.

Weekend Live Music at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, July 25, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 26, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Enjoy the beautiful view and live music on the deck with Rich Berry on Saturday and Dylan Carter (pictured) on Sunday. Enjoy some cafe food and your favorite FSW wine on the outdoor deck overlooking the picturesque 250-acre farm.

Afternoon Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, July 25, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 26, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Visit Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility for live music each weekend day: Rich Ortiz on Saturday and Stan & Elise on Sunday. There will be no food for sale, but you are invited to support local purveyors by purchasing a meal from one of the many restaurants in the area and enjoy it on the outside covered porch patio with your favorite Brook Hollow Wine.

Music at Milagro: Lou Pompilio

Saturday, July 25, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

This incredibly talented multilingual singer and guitarist performs romantic songs in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and English (bring your sweetheart for this one)! And pack a picnic to enjoy with the music under the pergola. $15.

Outdoor Event at David's Country Inn

Saturday, July 25, 2020 -
5:00pm to 10:00pm

Head to David's Country Inn for live music, great food and a fully stocked bar! No reservations required. This week's artist is Chris D'Amico. Seating for approximately 85 people in the courtyard, and a large tent in case of a passing shower. Rain date: July 26.

Italian Supper Night at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, July 25, 2020 -
5:30pm to 9:00pm

Join Chef Anthony Fiore of Trattoria Di Fiore for an Italian Supper under the Arbor (weather permitting) featuring endless pasta, Chicken Parmesan, sausage, meatballs, garden salad, garlic bread, and Tartufo for dessert. Music (jazz guitarist Charlie Torre) from 6-8:30pm. Reservations required.

United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey Presents: Stellafane for Beginners

Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 8:00pm

United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey (UACNJ) Observatory, located in Jenny Jump State Forest in Hope, NJ, continues it summer programing with Bill Murray presenting "Stellafane for Beginners". Stellafane is one of the oldest gatherings of telescope makers and amateur astronomers in the United States. Bill will present an overview of what Stellafane is like for those who haven’t been there and why it is special.

A free astronomy talk followed by night sky viewing, weather permitting. Bring your interest and an open mind to be amazed at the sights in our night sky!

Mountain Lake Fire Company Car, Truck, Bike & Tractor Show

Sunday, July 26, 2020 -
8:00am to 2:00pm

Back for the 5th year! Car, truck, motorcycle, antique firetruck, and antique tractor classes. Custom made trophies. Day-of-show registration: $25. Doors open at 7am and breakfast served. Rain date: August 2.

Uncle Floyd LIVE at Roy's Hall

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 -
8:00pm to 9:00pm

Watch online as Uncle Floyd performs LIVE from the stage at Roy's Hall in historic Blairstown, NJ. It's an interactive evening of hilarity and song at the grand piano. Multiple cameras, professional lighting, and superb audio provide an intimate entertainment experience that's the next best thing to being there in person. Call in and speak to Uncle Floyd or request a dedication.  Tickets are just $5.

Centenary's FREE Front Porch Musical: School House Rock Live Jr.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 11:00am

Based on the Emmy-award winning ’70s cartoon series, this modernized show follows Tom, who is nervous about his first of teaching. Featuring beloved School House Rock songs, the show is a learning opportunity masked in great fun! This FREE, family-friendly musical is part of Centenary Stage Company’s Young Audience Series, and will be hosted outside on the front porch of Centenary University’s Seay Building. Although it is free, reservations are required and limited. Reserve at www.centenarystageco.org or call the box office at 908-979-0900.

Uncle Floyd LIVE at Roy's Hall

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 -
8:00pm to 9:00pm

Watch online as Uncle Floyd performs LIVE from the stage at Roy's Hall every Tuesday. It's an interactive evening of hilarity and song at the grand piano. Multiple cameras, professional lighting, and superb audio provide an intimate entertainment experience that's the next best thing to being there in person. Call in and speak to Uncle Floyd or request a dedication.  Tickets are just $5.

Wine Dinner at Alba Vineyard

Sunday, August 23, 2020 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm

A celebration of the very best in food and wine. Enjoy a four-course dinner comprised of dishes created by Chef Anthony Fiore, paired with Alba wines that originated in the estate vineyard. View Menu. Seating outdoors under the arbor and live music. Limited tickets remain - reserve now!

Front Porch Cabaret Concert

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 7:00pm

This FREE outdoor event is a celebration of Centenary Stage Company and NEXTstage Repertory past and future musical productions! Includes hit songs from Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Avenue Q, Rent, Nunsense, Beauty and the Beast, Lucky Stiff, Into the Woods, Young Frankenstein, and many more!  The Cabaret will feature some of CSC's and Centenary University's favorite singers.

MusicUnder the Pergola: Lou Pompilio

Saturday, August 22, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

This incredibly talented multilingual singer and guitarist performs romantic songs in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and English (bring your sweetheart for this one)! And pack a picnic to enjoy with the music under the pergola. $15.

 
Continuing: 

Blairstown Farmers Market

Saturday, July 18, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, July 25, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

Come see your favorite local farmers and food producers at the Blairstown Farmers Market! Open every Saturday through October. Local vegetables, herbs, fruit, meat, eggs, dairy, baked goods, honey, and prepared meals from 25 miles of Blairstown. Plus crafts and kids' activities! 

The Farmers Market at Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, July 12, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, July 26, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

This new Farm Market will run every 2nd & 4th Sunday to October 25, on the beautiful grounds of Rutherfurd Hall. In addition to vegetables, pork, beef, eggs, chicken from GrowingDirt.com, other co-vendors will participate throughout the season, and potentially musicians and food trucks as well.

Warren County Farmers Market

Sunday, July 19, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, July 26, 2020 -
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.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, August 2, 2020 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Four Sisters Winery's popular interactive Murder Mystery dinners are back and following CDC regulations. The event begins with a formal wine tasting followed by a delicious plated dinner followed by dessert (and dessert wine); then a story unravels with murder, a victim and several suspects. $45/person + tax includes a souvenir wine glass and educational vineyard tour. Tickets are required and seating is limited. Please call 908-475-3671.

 

An Online Evening with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Author. Hiker. Trailblazer.

Monday, August 3, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Jennifer Pharr Davis is a hiker, author, speaker, and entrepreneur. She has covered more than 14,000 miles of long distance trails on six different continents and in 2011 she set the overall (male or female) fastest known time on the Appalachian Trail by hiking a remarkable 47 miles a day for 46 straight days. Jennifer has written eight books, as well as articles for the New York Times, Outside magazine, Backpacker, and Trail Runner. Her popular Appalachian Trail memoir Becoming Odyssa was recently released as a 10th anniversary edition. Register for this free event, Presented via Zoom, at warrenlib.org.

The Cirotti Trio Livestream Performance from Roy's Hall

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 8:00pm

The Cirotti Trio headlines an exclusive live-stream performance from the stage of the historic Roy's Hall in Blairstown, NJ. The trio's members - Joe Cirotti (guitar, lead vocals), Peter Lister (bass, vocals), and Mike Alexander (mandolin, vocals) - are all highly accomplished players and create beautifully textured support for Cirotti's songs. See and hear them LIVE on stage from the safety and comfort of your home and interact with other fans on the live message board before, during and after the show. All proceeds directly benefit the artists and help to keep independent music at Roy's Hall alive during these extraordinary and challenging times.

2nd Annual Arc Food Truck Fest at Donaldson Farms

Saturday, August 8, 2020 -
12:00pm to 8:00pm

Enjoy 15+ gourmet food trucks, a Czig Meister Brewing Company Craft Beer and Hard Seltzer Biergarten, live bands including The Emulators and the Katie Henry Band, games and activities, and more! Hosted by Donaldson Farms, this event will benefit The Arc of Warren County. Guests will be required to wear masks while walking around the event and waiting in line to order and pick up food. Some food trucks will offer text-to-order options to reduce food lines.