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Starting July 3, 2018

“For ourselves, let the annual return of this day forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them." - Thomas Jefferson, primary author of the Declaration of Independence, in the last letter he ever wrote, July 2, 1826. Photo by Kent Sweigert.

Officially, the Continental Congress declared its freedom from Great Britain on July 2, 1776, and those Founding Fathers agreed to all their edits to Jefferson's document two days later. But celebrating the birthday of the United States of America is a big enough deal that we can stretch it out for the whole week, with parades, fireworks, parties, picnics and other events. We hope that as you enjoy the holiday you'll also reflect on the freedoms gained through the sacrifices of those founders long ago and reaffirmed by the toil of many in the 242 years since. Read on for this week's activities - we are sending them a day early due to the holiday - and don't miss the Plan Ahead section! Tickets are now on sale for some great concerts next weekend, plus the whole upcoming Centenary Stage Company season is on sale to members and new members now, with individual tickets to the general public going on sale Sunday. And get ready for the Friday the 13th events, tickets also on sale for those. So happy birthday, America, and Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Independence Day Bash at the Draught House

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 1:00pm
Hang out at the boat bar and celebrate Independence. There will be plenty of giveaways, drink specials, shot specials and live music from DJ Jeff.

Washington Celebrates America

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Celebrate Independence in Washington all day long with an Orange Crate Derby, parade, and live music at night with the fireworks.

4th of July in Blairstown

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 -
10:30am to 4:30pm
Enjoy a day of good old-fashioned Independence Day family fun. Live music, a kid vilalge with activities and games, delicious food, shopping, historical displays and tours, a patriotic pet contest, geocaching, plus many community organizations for you to connect with and much more. Free and held rain or shine.

Plan B BBQ

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 -
12:00pm to 8:00pm
Let Plan B do the cooking and celebrate the 4th of July "BBQ style".  Adult $25/ Children under 8 $10. There will be steamers, chicken, wings, ribs, and more. 

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

Friday, June 29, 2018Saturday, June 30, 2018Sunday, July 1, 2018Friday, July 6, 2018Saturday, July 7, 2018Sunday, July 8, 2018
FINAL WEEKEND! 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.

T.G.I. Flynn's: Bobby Clarke

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 6:30pm
Have a great time "ROCK'IN" out to great classic rock/country. Flynn's will have plenty of food and drinks; please leave yours at home.
 

Sip and Sniff at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, July 7, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ever wondered what all the rage is about when it comes to Essential Oils? Mother and daughter team will show you the many uses and benefits of essential oils, learn fun and easy recipes you can make with them to use in your everyday life.

Music under the Arbor with The Bob Lanza Blues Band and Wood-fired Pizza at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, July 7, 2018 -
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Relax to the sounds of The Bob Lanza Blues Band. Admission is $15 per person which includes wine tasting or your choice of 1 glass of wine.

Stan & Elise at Brook Hollow

Saturday, July 7, 2018 -
1:30pm to 4:30pm
A popular local duo, Stan & Elise return to Brook Hollow to perform a mix of classic “60s” tunes, contemporary favorites and jazz standards.
 

Lavender Crafts at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Saturday, July 7, 2018 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon creating a 8″ lavender wreath and a lavender wand, using fresh lavender. Lavender refreshments will be served.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, July 7, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
"A Stomping We Will Go" at our Barefoot Grape Stomping! $37.50 per person (plus tax & service fee).  Advanced tickets required. Call for tickets at 908-475-3671.

Live Music at Marianna's: Julie Angros

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 6:00pm
Live entertainment while you eat a delicious meal.

Summer Yoga at White Lake

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 8:30amSunday, July 15, 2018 - 8:30amSunday, July 22, 2018 - 8:30amSunday, July 29, 2018 - 8:30am
Join certified Yoga Teacher Kate McGuiness for a one hour, all levels Hatha Yoga class. All levels of experience are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, bring water and a yoga mat. 

Biker Breakfast at Tramontin

Sunday, July 8, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Enjoy some breakfast before you go on a ride!

Warren County History Museums Open

Sunday, July 8, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Spend an afternoon visiting the Jim and Mary Lee Museum at Plane 9 West in the Port Warren Heritage Area, Stewartsville, and the Warren County History Museum at Morris Canal Bread Lock Park in New Village, too. These two museums, both located at sites on the route of the old Morris Canal, are open and staffed by volunteers today, 1-4pm. (Tours at the Lee Museum at Plane 9 are 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30pm.) Learn how the canal boats moved up and down the hills of northern New Jersey as they traversed the state from from Port Delaware – AKA Phillipsburg – to Jersey City. Walk the towpath trail, and learn about other aspects of Warren County's rich history, from the early Native Indians inhabitants to the Colonial-era iron industry, the Morris Canal era, the days when Thomas Edison was busy inventing and experimenting nearby, and more.

Music under the Arbor with Catmoondaddy and Wood-fired Pizza at Alba Vineyard

Sunday, July 8, 2018 -
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Relax to the sounds of Catmoondaddy. Admission is $15 per person which includes wine tasting or your choice of 1 glass of wine.

Live Music at Brook Hollow: Andy Rimer

Sunday, July 8, 2018 -
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines! Wine is available for purchase by the bottle or glass at retail value. 

Shippen Manor Lawn Concert - Pyrenesia

Sunday, July 8, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Relax on a the lawn at Shippen Manor  with Pyrenesia, a gypsy-swing-jazz-folk quartet based in Lambertville. Combining original compositions with the Django Reinhardt tradition of gypsy jazz, Eastern European and klezmer melodies, and anything else that swings, Pyrenesia delivers a foot-stomping, dress-swirling, hand-clapping experience to lift spirits and transport listeners to a high energy musical landscape, as high as the Pyrenees.

Harry Potter Themed Summer Camps at Rutherfurd Hall: Wizardry for Muggles

Monday, July 9, 2018 to Friday, July 13, 2018
Campers will be sorted into houses, attend magic classes, play Quidditch, dine in the Great Hall, and win house points by participating in different challenges inspired by the novels. Led by two English teachers, this exciting experience will be filled with enough magical memories to last a lifetime.

STEAM Camp at Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, July 9, 2018 to Friday, July 13, 2018
Campers will explore the local wildlife and create numerous crafts from natural materials.

Camp Musky Explorers at Musconetcong Watershed Association

Monday, July 9, 2018 to Friday, July 13, 2018
Campers will explore nature through storytelling, cooperative play, and creative art and crafting projects designed to deepen their connection with nature.

Family Fishing Basics at Pequest Trout Hatchery

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 10:30amTuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:30amThursday, July 26, 2018 - 10:30am
Ever wanted to learn how to fish? Learn about fish biology and identification, casting techniques, equipment, knot tying and more.

Kids Healthy Camp at ShopRite

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:30pm
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:30pm
Sign up your kids for a morning filled with fun, cooking & learning. Kids will learn how to follow a recipe, how to participate in meal prep, healthier cooking options and more!
Continuing: 

Summer Reading at the Library

Monday, June 18, 2018 to Saturday, August 11, 2018
Reading over the summer helps kids be better prepared for school in the fall by avoiding the "summer slide" and perform better in school overall. There are programs for babies and toddlers, kids, teens, and adults. In addition to reading to earn prizes there are lots of great programs scheduled.

Qigong with Ellen at Gaia's Gifts

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 11:00amFriday, July 6, 2018 - 11:00amSunday, July 8, 2018 - 11:00amWednesday, July 11, 2018 - 11:00amFriday, July 13, 2018 - 11:00amSunday, July 15, 2018 - 11:00am
Ellen is a Level 1 Certified Qigong Instructor with Supreme Science Qigong Center. Learn and practice a 5 exercise movements and Qigong breath work. Cost is $5.

Music by DJ Nappz at Bea McNally's Irish Pub

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:00pmThursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:00pmThursday, July 19, 2018 - 10:00pmThursday, July 26, 2018 - 10:00pm
It's another fun night with DJ Nappz! 

8 Brocades Qigong and Movement Skills at Orchard View Lavender Farm

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 6:00pmFriday, June 29, 2018 - 6:00pmFriday, July 6, 2018 - 6:00pm
Commune with nature through the beauty of Qigong in an outdoor class. Cost is $150 for 12 sessions.

Sip and Art - Landscapes in Hardwick

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 7:00pmFriday, July 6, 2018 - 7:00pmFriday, July 13, 2018 - 7:00pm
Join artist and art teacher Suzanne Montgomery for six Friday night lessons exploring landscapes through drawing and painting. Donation: $90, all proceeds go directly towards RVC's efforts to preserve land.

Acoustic Open Mic Night/Jams at Kathy's Kove

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 7:00pmFriday, July 13, 2018 - 7:00pmFriday, July 20, 2018 - 7:00pmFriday, July 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
Every Friday, sing your heart out! Bring your instrument, voice, poetry, story or written word. They have the mic and amp.

Blairstown Farmers' Market

Saturday, July 7, 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, July 14, 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, July 21, 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Now in its 11th season and accepting SNAP! The Market runs every Saturday 10am-1pm and features a variety of local farmers with truly local food - all sourced within a 25 mile radius - plus artisans, speakers, workshops, musicians and children’s activities.

Washington Boro BID Farmers Market

Saturday, July 7, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, July 14, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, July 21, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Held every Saturday through September 22, rain or shine, with special events throughout the season. On July 7, they will have a Red, White and Blue Dessert Contest!

Music on the Deck at Four Sisters Winery: Richie G

Saturday, July 7, 2018 -
12:30pm to 4:30pm
Richie G is a one-man band, singing and playing the piano. He uses backing tracks and voice harmonizer to create a full band sound.

Catch the Sunset on the Deck at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, June 30, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, July 7, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
This Saturday night, enjoy the night at Four Sisters Winery. There will be wing n' sticks and fish n' chips for $12 per person (includes a glass of wine).

United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey Presents: What's Up in the July Sky?

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 8:00pm
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!

Lite Jazz at Cafe Baci

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 9:30pmSaturday, July 14, 2018 - 9:30pmSaturday, July 21, 2018 - 9:30pmSaturday, July 28, 2018 - 9:30pm
Relax and unwind with some tapas, delicious drinks and some smooth sounds.

Warren County Farmers Market

Sunday, July 8, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, July 15, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, July 22, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 -
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 For Veterans at the Farm in Harmony

Monday, July 2, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, July 9, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, July 16, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, July 23, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
There is a therapeutic yoga class designed for you and your families to learn through experience, the benefits of a regular yoga practice including peace of mind, improved physical health and overall well-being. 
More Things to Do: 

Victorian Days Accepting Vendor Applications

At the heart of any successful event is a team of fantastic vendors, and the organizers of this September's Victorian Days intend to provide the public with vendors who offer one-of-a-kind, handcrafted merchandise.  Interested in being one of the juried vendors? Click here to learn more about Victorian Days and how you can reserve your vendor booth.

Cooking Competitions are really HEATING up at the Warren County Farmers' Fair!

Get ready to cook and compete at this year's Farmers' Fair! Bring your best game (and St. Louis style pork ribs) for the Fair's BBQ Ribs Cook Off on Saturday, July 28th! Eight ribs, cut with bone in, shall be turned in to a team of judges. Your ribs will be judged on appearance, flavor, texture and tenderness. Cash prizes will be awarded to the best team! Each team can have up to four members. Want to sponsor a team and get some exposure for your business? Contact Jason at sweigertiphone@gmail.com. For more detailed information, rules & regulations, please visit the Ribs Rules Page. Carrot Cake, Blueberry Pie, Brownies & Oatmeal Cookies, Oh My! There's a NEW day and time for the Baking Contest at the Fair: Saturday, July 28. Prizes for 1st through 3rd places in all 3 divisions! Adults (16 years old and up) bake a Carrot Cake (9 inch round, 3 layer, with icing of your choice, additions such as raisins and nuts are optional) or a Blueberry Pie (9 inch, double crust). Tweens (ages 10 to 15) bake Brownies (Chocolate, with icing of your choice, baked & presented in square pan, additions - ie nuts, chips - optional). Youth (under 10) bake Oatmeal Cookies with raisins, decorative sugar glaze optional, submit 6 for display. To view more detailed rules online please visit the Baking Contest page.
Plan Ahead: 

Centenary Stage Company 2018-19 Season Tickets On Sale

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Season subscriptions for Centenary Stage Company’s 2018-19 exciting season of music, theatre and dance are now available for purchase and renewal, and tickets to individual events are available to Season Producers and Flex Pass holders only, but tickets for all shows go on sale to the general public on July 8. With over 16 exciting events ranging from CSC’s Professional Theatre Series to the ever popular January Thaw Music Festival and a host of concert, dance and special events, the CSC subscriptions give patrons the ability to plan an entire season of events or pick and choose bundled events to enjoy multiple events at a huge savings.

Kids Healthy Camp at ShopRite

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:30pm
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:30pm
Sign up your kids for a morning filled with fun, cooking & learning. Kids will learn how to follow a recipe, how to participate in meal prep, healthier cooking options and more!

HKTWN Restaurant Weeks & Passport Program

Thursday, July 12, 2018 to Sunday, July 29, 2018
Enjoy Hackettstown's diverse and exciting dining options as the 6th Annual Restaurant Weeks “Passport to HKTWN” continues through Sunday, July 29, and you could win prizes, too! Visit a participating restaurant and order from a specially designed Restaurant Week menu or any highlighted specials to enjoy the tastes in town and show your Passport to receive your stamp. The more stamps you collect, the more chances you have to win prizes.

Lunch and Learn with the Washington BID

Thursday, July 12, 2018 -
11:45am to 1:00pm
Eat healthy and spend more time relaxing after work and less time in the kitchen. Vincent Ianelli of Pasta Grill by Enzo will show you how.

Friday the 13th Dine & Dash

Thursday, July 12, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Get ready for the Friday the 13th events with an amazing three-hour VIP EXPERIENCE with Steve Dash, the actor who portrayed Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th Part 2, held in beautiful and historic Blairstown, NJ, where the Friday the 13th movie franchise was born.
 

Friday the 13th Trolley Tour with "Annie Phillips"

Friday, July 13, 2018Saturday, July 14, 2018
Thirteen lucky souls will join Robbi Morgan, the actress that portrayed Annie Phillips in the 1980 iconic horror movie Friday the 13th, on a popular three-hour Friday the 13th Trolley Tour. The tour includes a trip through three townships, multiple stops at various movie locations, and five group photos. Tours are both Friday and Saturday. Also, on Friday the 13th only, fans will have an opportunity for a very special photo op with Robbi at the iconic Mill Arches, as seen in the film, where she'll be dressed in an outfit based on her character. Advance tickets only and they're limited, so don't delay!

Friday the 13th "The Original Movie" at Roy's Hall

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 6:15pmFriday, July 13, 2018 - 9:00pm
Be a part of the fun on Friday the13th! Come watch the original show on the big screen - the one that started it all - in the very theater that makes a cameo appearence in the film! Order tickets online and don't delay, it always sells out!

Gentle Stretch and Meditate at White Lake

Thursday, July 12, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Friday, September 14, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Need to do some stretching? Then, join yoga teacher Kate McGuinness for gentle stretching exercises and meditation at White Lake.

Farm to Table Dinner at Four Sisters

Friday, July 13, 2018 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm
A night to remember as Four Sisters hosts its first Farm-to-Table Dinner featuring produce from local farms and the winery's own wines - including a serving of Apple Port Wine, Captain's Choice. It's a four course meal to include wine pairing and music featuring Kate Cherichello & Hunter Chadeayne.

Tri Mountain Lake Sprint Triathlon

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 8:00am
A beautiful scene for a fun race! This sprint triathlon has been called "the hidden gem" of NJ races. It tours the surrounding area of Mountain Lake in Liberty Township.

Asbury Mill Talk & Tour

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 11:00am
Take a walking tour of the Asbury Mill and grounds. See the tailrace deck, canal and basement, including the auxiliary Sheppard diesel engine and the Leffel turbine. On the upper floors, attendees will see the milling area and how to equipment operated both as a grist mill, and later, as a graphite mill. Finally, attendees will get a first-hand presentation of the Musconetcong Watershed Association’s plans to create museum space featuring Paleo Indian artifacts collected locally and on loan from the Smithsonian Institute! Free, but space is limited so RSVP now!

Kinky Friedman’s “Circus of Life” with Brian Molnar & Joe Cirotti at Roy's Hall

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 8:00pm
Kinky has a new cd called "Circus Of Life", which presents a side of Kinky that few would have suspected in the halcyon days of the Texas Jewboys, laying perhaps legit claim to the title, “The Leonard Cohen of Texas.”

Beauty & the Beast "The Musical" at Country Gate Players

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 8:00pmSunday, July 15, 2018 - 2:00pm
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. 

Summer Jamfest at Centenary Stage Company: Lee Rocker

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 8:00pm
Lee Rocker, who kicks off CSC's Summer Jamfest series, has been consistently touring, recording and performing around the globe since 1980 (first with The Stray Cats) and has cultivated a fanatically loyal following of rockers, rebels and all types of music lovers. In his hands, the upright double bass appears as if it were a lightweight instrument as he spins, throws it in the air, catches and plays it.

Yin Yoga at Orchard View Lavender Farm

Sunday, July 15, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Relax with some Yin Yoga in the fields of lavender in the evening summer sky. Bring a mat, blanket, your own yoga props and a relaxed mind.

Clam Bake on the patio at Buck Hill Brewery

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
Enjoy a clam bake on the patio. Jukebox Riot will be rocking the patio at 8pm. Taking reservations, so call 908-854-5300.

Classic Sports and Games Camp at Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, July 16, 2018 to Friday, July 20, 2018
Attention Children ages 9-13: Play some classic games like Capture the Flag, kickball, dodgeball, Monopoly, Risk, Stratego and Clue!

Outdoor Adventure Games Camp at Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, July 16, 2018 to Friday, July 20, 2018
These aren’t your typical backyard games. Campers ages 9-13 will be engaged in activities like pipeline, treacherous transfer, stepping stones, blob tag, and many more.

Camp Musky Stream Team at Musconetcong Watershed Association

Monday, July 16, 2018 to Friday, July 20, 2018
Children 7-9 will explore the connections between the Earth's ecosystems, and the microorganisms within those ecosystems.

Knee High by the Fourth of July

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
There's an old farm adage that the corn should be "knee high by the Fourth of July." This bird's eye view of the patriotic corn maze now growing at The Farm in Harmony reminds us that both sweet corn (and Warren County grows THE BEST sweet Jersey Corn) and the corn maze season are just around the corner. Tired of the hot weather? Just remember, it's concentrating the sugars and making the sweet corn all the sweeter! Meanwhile, this maze will be open from September 8 - November 11, 2018, so plan ahead! But first, enjoy every summer day to the fullest.

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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: 

Washington Celebrates America

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Celebrate Independence in Washington all day long with an Orange Crate Derby, parade, and live music at night with the fireworks.

4th of July in Blairstown

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 -
10:30am to 4:30pm

Enjoy a day of good old-fashioned Independence Day family fun. Live music, a kid vilalge with activities and games, delicious food, shopping, historical displays and tours, a patriotic pet contest, geocaching, plus many community organizations for you to connect with and much more. Free and held rain or shine.

Plan B BBQ

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 -
12:00pm to 8:00pm

Let Plan B do the cooking and celebrate the 4th of July "BBQ style".  Adult $25/ Children under 8 $10. There will be steamers, chicken, wings, ribs, and more. 

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

Friday, June 29, 2018
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Friday, July 6, 2018
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Sunday, July 8, 2018

FINAL WEEKEND! 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.

T.G.I. Flynn's: Bobby Clarke

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 6:30pm

Have a great time "ROCK'IN" out to great classic rock/country. Flynn's will have plenty of food and drinks; please leave yours at home.

 

Sip and Sniff at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, July 7, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Ever wondered what all the rage is about when it comes to Essential Oils? Mother and daughter team will show you the many uses and benefits of essential oils, learn fun and easy recipes you can make with them to use in your everyday life.

Stan & Elise at Brook Hollow

Saturday, July 7, 2018 -
1:30pm to 4:30pm

A popular local duo, Stan & Elise return to Brook Hollow to perform a mix of classic “60s” tunes, contemporary favorites and jazz standards.
 

Lavender Crafts at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Saturday, July 7, 2018 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon creating a 8″ lavender wreath and a lavender wand, using fresh lavender. Lavender refreshments will be served.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, July 7, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

"A Stomping We Will Go" at our Barefoot Grape Stomping! $37.50 per person (plus tax & service fee).  Advanced tickets required. Call for tickets at 908-475-3671.

Summer Yoga at White Lake

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 8:30am
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 8:30am
Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 8:30am
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 8:30am

Join certified Yoga Teacher Kate McGuiness for a one hour, all levels Hatha Yoga class. All levels of experience are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, bring water and a yoga mat. 

Warren County History Museums Open

Sunday, July 8, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Spend an afternoon visiting the Jim and Mary Lee Museum at Plane 9 West in the Port Warren Heritage Area, Stewartsville, and the Warren County History Museum at Morris Canal Bread Lock Park in New Village, too. These two museums, both located at sites on the route of the old Morris Canal, are open and staffed by volunteers today, 1-4pm. (Tours at the Lee Museum at Plane 9 are 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30pm.) Learn how the canal boats moved up and down the hills of northern New Jersey as they traversed the state from from Port Delaware – AKA Phillipsburg – to Jersey City. Walk the towpath trail, and learn about other aspects of Warren County's rich history, from the early Native Indians inhabitants to the Colonial-era iron industry, the Morris Canal era, the days when Thomas Edison was busy inventing and experimenting nearby, and more.

Live Music at Brook Hollow: Andy Rimer

Sunday, July 8, 2018 -
1:30pm to 4:30pm

Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines! Wine is available for purchase by the bottle or glass at retail value. 

Shippen Manor Lawn Concert - Pyrenesia

Sunday, July 8, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Relax on a the lawn at Shippen Manor  with Pyrenesia, a gypsy-swing-jazz-folk quartet based in Lambertville. Combining original compositions with the Django Reinhardt tradition of gypsy jazz, Eastern European and klezmer melodies, and anything else that swings, Pyrenesia delivers a foot-stomping, dress-swirling, hand-clapping experience to lift spirits and transport listeners to a high energy musical landscape, as high as the Pyrenees.

STEAM Camp at Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, July 9, 2018 to Friday, July 13, 2018

Campers will explore the local wildlife and create numerous crafts from natural materials.

Family Fishing Basics at Pequest Trout Hatchery

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 10:30am
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:30am
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 10:30am

Ever wanted to learn how to fish? Learn about fish biology and identification, casting techniques, equipment, knot tying and more.

Kids Healthy Camp at ShopRite

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:30pm
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:30pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:30pm

Sign up your kids for a morning filled with fun, cooking & learning. Kids will learn how to follow a recipe, how to participate in meal prep, healthier cooking options and more!

 
Continuing: 

Qigong with Ellen at Gaia's Gifts

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 11:00am
Friday, July 6, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 11:00am
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 11:00am

Ellen is a Level 1 Certified Qigong Instructor with Supreme Science Qigong Center. Learn and practice a 5 exercise movements and Qigong breath work. Cost is $5.

Sip and Art - Landscapes in Hardwick

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, July 6, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 7:00pm

Join artist and art teacher Suzanne Montgomery for six Friday night lessons exploring landscapes through drawing and painting. Donation: $90, all proceeds go directly towards RVC's efforts to preserve land.

Acoustic Open Mic Night/Jams at Kathy's Kove

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

Every Friday, sing your heart out! Bring your instrument, voice, poetry, story or written word. They have the mic and amp.

Blairstown Farmers' Market

Saturday, July 7, 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, July 14, 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, July 21, 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Now in its 11th season and accepting SNAP! The Market runs every Saturday 10am-1pm and features a variety of local farmers with truly local food - all sourced within a 25 mile radius - plus artisans, speakers, workshops, musicians and children’s activities.

Washington Boro BID Farmers Market

Saturday, July 7, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, July 14, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, July 21, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Held every Saturday through September 22, rain or shine, with special events throughout the season. 

Catch the Sunset on the Deck at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, June 30, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, July 7, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

This Saturday night, enjoy the night at Four Sisters Winery. There will be wing n' sticks and fish n' chips for $12 per person (includes a glass of wine).

Lite Jazz at Cafe Baci

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 9:30pm
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 9:30pm
Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 9:30pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 9:30pm

Relax and unwind with some tapas, delicious drinks and some smooth sounds.

Warren County Farmers Market

Sunday, July 8, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, July 15, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, July 22, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 -
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 For Veterans at the Farm in Harmony

Monday, July 2, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, July 9, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, July 16, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, July 23, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm

There is a therapeutic yoga class designed for you and your families to learn through experience, the benefits of a regular yoga practice including peace of mind, improved physical health and overall well-being. 

 
More Things to Do: 

Victorian Days Accepting Vendor Applications

At the heart of any successful event is a team of fantastic vendors, and the organizers of this September's Victorian Days intend to provide the public with vendors who offer one-of-a-kind, handcrafted merchandise.  Interested in being one of the juried vendors? Click here to learn more about Victorian Days and how you can reserve your vendor booth.

Cooking Competitions are really HEATING up at the Warren County Farmers' Fair!

Get ready to cook and compete at this year's Farmers' Fair! Bring your best game (and St. Louis style pork ribs) for the Fair's BBQ Ribs Cook Off on Saturday, July 28th! Eight ribs, cut with bone in, shall be turned in to a team of judges. Your ribs will be judged on appearance, flavor, texture and tenderness. Cash prizes will be awarded to the best team! Each team can have up to four members. Want to sponsor a team and get some exposure for your business? Contact Jason at sweigertiphone@gmail.com. For more detailed information, rules & regulations, please visit the Ribs Rules Page. Carrot Cake, Blueberry Pie, Brownies & Oatmeal Cookies, Oh My! There's a NEW day and time for the Baking Contest at the Fair: Saturday, July 28. Prizes for 1st through 3rd places in all 3 divisions! Adults (16 years old and up) bake a Carrot Cake (9 inch round, 3 layer, with icing of your choice, additions such as raisins and nuts are optional) or a Blueberry Pie (9 inch, double crust). Tweens (ages 10 to 15) bake Brownies (Chocolate, with icing of your choice, baked & presented in square pan, additions - ie nuts, chips - optional). Youth (under 10) bake Oatmeal Cookies with raisins, decorative sugar glaze optional, submit 6 for display. To view more detailed rules online please visit the Baking Contest page.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Centenary Stage Company 2018-19 Season Tickets On Sale

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Season subscriptions for Centenary Stage Company’s 2018-19 exciting season of music, theatre and dance are now available for purchase and renewal, and tickets to individual events are available to Season Producers and Flex Pass holders only, but tickets for all shows go on sale to the general public on July 8. With over 16 exciting events ranging from CSC’s Professional Theatre Series to the ever popular January Thaw Music Festival and a host of concert, dance and special events, the CSC subscriptions give patrons the ability to plan an entire season of events or pick and choose bundled events to enjoy multiple events at a huge savings.

Kids Healthy Camp at ShopRite

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:30pm
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:30pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:30pm

Sign up your kids for a morning filled with fun, cooking & learning. Kids will learn how to follow a recipe, how to participate in meal prep, healthier cooking options and more!

HKTWN Restaurant Weeks & Passport Program

Thursday, July 12, 2018 to Sunday, July 29, 2018

Through July 29, visit a participating Hackettstown restaurant and order from a specially designed Restaurant Week menu or any highlighted specials to enjoy the tastes in town. Show your Passport to receive your stamp. The more stamps you collect, the more chances you have to win prizes!

Lunch and Learn with the Washington BID

Thursday, July 12, 2018 -
11:45am to 1:00pm

Eat healthy and spend more time relaxing after work and less time in the kitchen. Vincent Ianelli of Pasta Grill by Enzo will show you how.

Friday the 13th Dine & Dash

Thursday, July 12, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Get ready for the Friday the 13th events with an amazing three-hour VIP EXPERIENCE with Steve Dash, the actor who portrayed Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th Part 2, held in beautiful and historic Blairstown, NJ, where the Friday the 13th movie franchise was born.

 

Friday the 13th Trolley Tour with "Annie Phillips"

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 8:00am

Thirteen lucky souls will join Robbi Morgan, the actress that portrayed Annie Phillips in the 1980 iconic horror movie Friday the 13th, on a popular three-hour Friday the 13th Trolley Tour. The tour includes a trip through three townships, multiple stops at various movie locations, and five group photos. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No walk-ins accepted for this very special tour. Friday's tours are sold out, but click here for info and ticketing for Saturday's 8:00 a.m. tour.

Friday the 13th - The Original Movie - at Roy's Hall

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 6:15pm
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 9:00pm

Be a part of the fun on Friday the13th! Come watch the original show on the big screen - the one that started it all - in the very theater that makes a cameo appearence in the film! Order tickets online and don't delay, it always sells out!

Farm to Table Dinner at Four Sisters

Friday, July 13, 2018 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm

A night to remember as Four Sisters hosts its first Farm-to-Table Dinner featuring produce from local farms and the winery's own wines - including a serving of Apple Port Wine, Captain's Choice. It's a four course meal to include wine pairing and music featuring Kate Cherichello & Hunter Chadeayne.

Tri Mountain Lake Sprint Triathlon

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 8:00am

A beautiful scene for a fun race! This sprint triathlon has been called "the hidden gem" of NJ races. It tours the surrounding area of Mountain Lake in Liberty Township.

Asbury Mill Talk & Tour

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 11:00am

Take a walking tour of the Asbury Mill and grounds. See the tailrace deck, canal and basement, including the auxiliary Sheppard diesel engine and the Leffel turbine. On the upper floors, attendees will see the milling area and how to equipment operated both as a grist mill, and later, as a graphite mill. Finally, attendees will get a first-hand presentation of the Musconetcong Watershed Association’s plans to create museum space featuring Paleo Indian artifacts collected locally and on loan from the Smithsonian Institute! Free, but space is limited so RSVP now!

Beauty & the Beast (Musical) at Country Gate Players

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 2:00pm

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. 

Summer Jamfest at Centenary Stage Company: Lee Rocker

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 8:00pm

Lee Rocker, who kicks off CSC's Summer Jamfest series, has been consistently touring, recording and performing around the globe since 1980 (first with The Stray Cats) and has cultivated a fanatically loyal following of rockers, rebels and all types of music lovers. In his hands, the upright double bass appears as if it were a lightweight instrument as he spins, throws it in the air, catches and plays it.

Yin Yoga at Orchard View Lavender Farm

Sunday, July 15, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Relax with some Yin Yoga in the fields of lavender in the evening summer sky. Bring a mat, blanket, your own yoga props and a relaxed mind.

Outdoor Adventure Games Camp at Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, July 16, 2018 to Friday, July 20, 2018

These aren’t your typical backyard games. Campers ages 9-13 will be engaged in activities like pipeline, treacherous transfer, stepping stones, blob tag, and many more.

Knee High by the Fourth of July

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

There's an old farm adage that the corn should be "knee high by the Fourth of July." This bird's eye view of the patriotic corn maze now growing at The Farm in Harmony reminds us that both sweet corn (and Warren County grows THE BEST sweet Jersey Corn) and the corn maze season are just around the corner. Tired of the hot weather? Just remember, it's concentrating the sugars and making the sweet corn all the sweeter! Meanwhile, this maze will be open from September 8 - November 11, 2018, so plan ahead! But first, enjoy every summer day to the fullest.