Starting July 8, 2020 | Explore Warren

 

Starting July 8, 2020

"If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back?" - Steven Wright, American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and film producer

Perhaps not the most inspirational quote we've ever used for an opening, but it has been pretty hot out there. The mallard ducks in the photo above, taken by Charlie Fineran in the Peter's Valley area of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, seem to be coping quite well. 

Regardless of the weather, we are pleased to report that the ExploreWarren events calendar is starting to fill up again after a four-month, COVID-induced drought! We continue to be amazed and inspired by the creative ways in which our local businesses have adapted to meet the challenges that this - shall we say unique? - spring and summer have presented. Be well and read on!

Happy heat wave, and Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Lopatcong Music in the Park: Zaire

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Lopatcong's weekly summer music series begins with Zaire's 3-piece acoustic trio, covering artists such as Eagles, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Tom Petty, Radiohead and more. Bring a chair, and soft drinks/snacks if you like.

Late Night Thursdays in Hackettstown

Thursday, July 9, 2020
The Hackettstown Business Improvement District (BID) is bringing back Late Night Thursdays each week, July 9-September 24. Businesses will be encouraged to stay open until 8pm so that visitors can stroll through town, have a bite to eat, and do some shopping. Check back for updates; they hope to include activities for kids and/or adults, special tastings, live music and more.

Midsummer Herb Open House at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Friday, July 10, 2020 to Sunday, July 12, 2020
This being an unusual year, Well-Sweep decided to merge its annual Open House and Midsummer Herb Festival into one big event: the Midsummer Open House! Lectures, tours and vendors will be available. This year's International Herb Association's Herb of the Year(TM) is Rubus, which includes both Raspberries and Blackberries.

Butterfly Weekend at Flowerland

Friday, July 10, 2020 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, July 11, 2020 -
10:30am to 3:00pm
Stop in and take a look at all the plants that butterflies are attracted to while learning about metamorphosis and monarch butterflies!

Friday in the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Darla Rich (jazz duo)

Friday, July 10, 2020 -
12:00pm to 9:00pm
Relax under the Arbor every Friday, 12-9pm. Seating for 2-4 people on a first come, first serve basis; groups of 5-7 MUST make a prior reservation. Live music 6:30-8pm ($5/person cover - does not include a wine flight). 

Friday Night Live Music at Brook Hollow: John Cain

Friday, July 10, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Relax on the outside covered porch patio with a bottle of Brook Hollow wine and enjoy the talents of musician/composer John Cain. No food will be provided, but feel free to pick up takeout on the way over!

Villa Milagro Paint n' Sip

Friday, July 10, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Villa Milagro's first in-person, social distancing Paint 'n' Sip at the Vineyards! Painting outdoors is so relaxing and adding a touch of wine makes it even better!

Lunar Lavendar Yoga

Friday, July 10, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Relax and restore in a lavender field. Bring balance to the body while practicing Hatha yoga amidst the gorgeous, aromatic lavender field of Orchard View Lavender Farm. $30/person.

Music & Wine at Four Sisters Winery: Rich Berry

Saturday, July 11, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Rich Berry, a popular musician in Warren County, returns to Four Sisters Winery. With an eclectic mix, Rich adds his own twist to songs of the '50s, '60s, '70s, a little bit of country and more! Food and chilled wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

Music at Milagro: Kelly Hooper

Saturday, July 11, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
A performing arts scholarship junior at Penn State University, Kelly Hooper expresses her love of voice and instrument performance with a sweet yet energetic enthusiasm.

Afternoon Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, July 11, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 12, 2020 -
2:00am to 5:00pm
Visit Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility for live music each weekend day: Marty Koppel on Saturday and SAGE Duo with Ekat on Sunday.

Outdoor Event at David's Country Inn

Saturday, July 11, 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. Seating for approximately 85 people in the courtyard, and a large tent in case of a passing shower. This week's band is Flight Risk. Rain date: July 12.
Can't make it this weekend? Additional dates: July 18 and 25.

Virtual Wine Cocktail Party

Saturday, July 11, 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Throw a cocktail party on your porch! In these hot summer months, it is great to have recipes for cocktails that are unique, delicious and refreshing (plus safe enough to drink several!) as well as simple, easy-to-make appetizers.
Sign up for the event and Villa Milagro will ship you a bottle of Luz del Sol, a bottle of Casi Dulce, a few unusual ingredients, and a copy of the vineyard cookbook. Together you will make four different cocktails, and you are encouraged to prepare at least two appetizers.

United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey Presents: Interstellar Alchemy: The Stardust in Your Toothpaste

Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 8:00pm
United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey (UACNJ) Observatory, located in Jenny Jump State Forest in Hope, NJ, begins holding public programs on July 11 with Al Witzgall. Al will discuss the origins of the chemical elements, their relationship to the presence of life, and how we are so closely related to it all.
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!

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.

Dylan Carter Returns to Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, July 12, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Dylan Carter plays a variety of styles that we like to affectionately call classic rock. All tables are set up for appropriate social distance and the event will be conducted with CDC standards.

Movie at Lopatcong Park: Mary Poppins Returns

Tuesday, July 14, 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. Upcoming films: Toy Story 4 (7/21); Secret Life of Pets 2 (7/28); Frozen II (8/4); Sonic the Hedgehog (8/11).
Continuing: 

Blairstown Farmers Market

Saturday, July 4, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, July 11, 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 4, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, July 11, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, July 18, 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. This week features music by Lee Larson.

Warren County Farmers Market

Sunday, July 5, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, July 12, 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.
Community Corner: 

CSC Young Performers Workshop Online Summer Session Registration Deadline

Friday, July 10, 2020
Centenary Stage Company's critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop is seeking new and returning applicants for the 2020 Summer Session, a special 5-week online program July 13 through August 16 that culminates with a week of online cabaret performances. Registration deadline is July 10. No experience is necessary but all new applicants must schedule a Zoom interview with program director Michael Blevins prior to registration.

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

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, July 24, 2020 - 1:00pm
Sign up now to discover the wizarding world of Harry Potter in beautiful Warren County! Rutherfurd Hall, a spectacular Tudor mansion in Allamuchy, will be transformed into Hogwart’s Castle and becomes the setting for a Harry-themed camp from 9am-1pm each day.

Outdoor Adventure Camp at Rutherfurd Hall (Ages 6-9)

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 1:00pm to Friday, July 24, 2020 - 4:00pm
Sign up now for this day camp designed for ages 6-9, which will include a variety of activities including 1-2 days of boating, hiking, science and arts and crafts projects, sports and games. Cost: $140.

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

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, July 31, 2020 - 1:00pm
The magic continues as young wizards and witches participate in new activities, attend new classes, and experience plenty of surprises. Wizarding folk will also enjoy many old favorites such as Quidditch, dueling, and competing for the house cup. (Attending the first Harry Potter camp is not required to sign up for this camp.) This camp is limited to 32 participants. Cost: $175. Ages 9-13.

Outdoor Adventure Camp at Rutherfurd Hall (Ages 9-13)

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 1:00pm to Friday, July 31, 2020 - 4:00pm
Sign up now for this day camp designed for ages 9-13, which will include a variety of activities including 1-2 days of boating, hiking, science and arts and crafts projects, sports and games. Cost: $140.
Plan Ahead: 

Lopatcong Music in the Park: Big Easy Easton Brass

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
This weekly music series continues with the sounds of a New Orleans-style street band, bringing the spirit of Mardi Gras and a Second Line parade to the park.

Villa Milagro's Music Under the Pergola: Dave Read

Saturday, July 18, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sit in the shade of the pergola and enjoy the talent of the versatile Dave Read.

Sunset At The Lavender Farm

Saturday, July 18, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
What could be better than spending a relaxing evening on a lavender farm, eating delicious food and listening to great music while waiting for what (we hope) will be a spectacular sunset? The folks at Orchard View are again teaming up with good friend and caterer, Chef Ed Oliveira of The Angry Chouriço BBQ to provide you with an enjoyable evening while taking all the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe. BYOB and your favorite lawn chair or blanket. 

Music under the Pergola: Julianna Sweeney

Sunday, July 19, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
This 20-year-old singer-songwriter originally from Stewartsville is primarily a vocalist and pianist, but also writes and performs on various other instruments including guitar, aux percussion, and

Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, July 19, 2020 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Following CDC regulations, Four Sisters Winery reintroduces its popular interactive Murder Mystery dinner. The event begins with a formal wine tasting followed by a delicious plated dinner, dessert (and dessert wine); then a story unravels with murder, a victim and several suspects. 
Cost: $45/person + tax includes a souvenir wine glass and an educational vineyard tour. Maximum group size: 8 guests. Tickets are required and seating is limited. Please call the winery at 908-475-3671
 

CSC's Family Front Porch Series: Miss Nelson is Missing!

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 11:00am
Teacher Miss Nelson can’t control her crazy classroom because she’s just too nice. But, when she disappears, her substitute is the no-nonsense Viola Swamp! With the big test approaching, the kids realize how much they miss their Miss Nelson, and they’ll do anything to get her back!
The performance will be hosted outside on the front porch of Centenary University’s Seay Building. Although this is a free event, reservations are required and limited. Please make your reservations here or call the box office: 908-979-0900.

Virtual Wine & Chocolate Pairing

Saturday, July 25, 2020
Back by popular demand! Delectable handmade chocolates from two different chocolatiers will be paired with two different wines. Sign up for the event ahead of time for your wine & chocolate to be shipped to you (or you may opt to pick up at the winery on 7/23), then join via Zoom for a guided virtual tasting and pairing.

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:
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Explore Warren County Tourism Partnership
C/o Warren County Public Information Dept.
tourism@co.warren.nj.us | ExploreWarren.org
165 County Route 519 South - Belvidere, NJ 07823
908-475-6580 / 800-554-8540

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This Week: 

Late Night Thursdays in Hackettstown

Thursday, July 9, 2020

The Hackettstown Business Improvement District (BID) is bringing back Late Night Thursdays each week, July 9-September 24. Businesses will be encouraged to stay open until 8pm so that visitors can stroll through town, have a bite to eat, and do some shopping. Check back for updates; they hope to include activities for kids and/or adults, special tastings, live music and more.

Midsummer Herb Open House at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Friday, July 10, 2020 to Sunday, July 12, 2020

This being an unusual year, Well-Sweep decided to merge its annual Open House and Midsummer Herb Festival into one big event: the Midsummer Open House! Lectures, tours and vendors will be available. This year's International Herb Association's Herb of the Year(TM) is Rubus, which includes both Raspberries and Blackberries.

Butterfly Weekend at Flowerland

Friday, July 10, 2020 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, July 11, 2020 -
10:30am to 3:00pm

Stop in and take a look at all the plants that butterflies are attracted to while learning about metamorphosis and monarch butterflies!

Friday in the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Darla Rich (jazz duo)

Friday, July 10, 2020 -
12:00pm to 9:00pm

Relax under the Arbor every Friday, 12-9pm. Seating for 2-4 people on a first come, first serve basis; groups of 5-7 MUST make a prior reservation. Live music 6:30-8pm ($5/person cover - does not include a wine flight). 

Villa Milagro Paint n' Sip

Friday, July 10, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Villa Milagro's first in-person, social distancing Paint 'n' Sip at the Vineyards! Painting outdoors is so relaxing and adding a touch of wine makes it even better!

Lunar Lavendar Yoga

Friday, July 10, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Relax and restore in a lavender field. Bring balance to the body while practicing Hatha yoga amidst the gorgeous, aromatic lavender field of Orchard View Lavender Farm. $30/person.

Music & Wine at Four Sisters Winery: Rich Berry

Saturday, July 11, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Rich Berry, a popular musician in Warren County, returns to Four Sisters Winery. With an eclectic mix, Rich adds his own twist to songs of the '50s, '60s, '70s, a little bit of country and more! Food and chilled wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

Music at Milagro: Kelly Hooper

Saturday, July 11, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

A performing arts scholarship junior at Penn State University, Kelly Hooper expresses her love of voice and instrument performance with a sweet yet energetic enthusiasm.

Afternoon Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, July 11, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 12, 2020 -
2:00am to 5:00pm

Visit Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility for live music each weekend day: Marty Koppel on Saturday and SAGE Duo with Ekat on Sunday.

Outdoor Event at David's Country Inn

Saturday, July 11, 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. Seating for approximately 85 people in the courtyard, and a large tent in case of a passing shower. This week's band is Flight Risk. Rain date: July 12.

Can't make it this weekend? Additional dates: July 18 and 25.

Virtual Wine Cocktail Party

Saturday, July 11, 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Throw a cocktail party on your porch! In these hot summer months, it is great to have recipes for cocktails that are unique, delicious and refreshing (plus safe enough to drink several!) as well as simple, easy-to-make appetizers.

Sign up for the event and Villa Milagro will ship you a bottle of Luz del Sol, a bottle of Casi Dulce, a few unusual ingredients, and a copy of the vineyard cookbook. Together you will make four different cocktails, and you are encouraged to prepare at least two appetizers.

United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey Presents: Interstellar Alchemy: The Stardust in Your Toothpaste

Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 8:00pm

United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey (UACNJ) Observatory, located in Jenny Jump State Forest in Hope, NJ, begins holding public programs on July 11 with Al Witzgall. Al will discuss the origins of the chemical elements, their relationship to the presence of life, and how we are so closely related to it all.

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!

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.

Dylan Carter Returns to Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, July 12, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Dylan Carter plays a variety of styles that we like to affectionately call classic rock. All tables are set up for appropriate social distance and the event will be conducted with CDC standards.

Movie at Lopatcong Park: Mary Poppins Returns

Tuesday, July 14, 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. Upcoming films: Toy Story 4 (7/21); Secret Life of Pets 2 (7/28); Frozen II (8/4); Sonic the Hedgehog (8/11).

United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey Presents: What’s Up in the August Sky?

Saturday, August 1, 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 "What’s Up in the August Sky?" Space artist, space animator, and author Lonny Buinis will take us star hopping around the August sky.  The Milky Way spans the entire sky from south to north, but our a chance to see star birthplaces and clusters and the location of an invisible black hole is a bit marred by the full moon. 

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

 
Continuing: 

Blairstown Farmers Market

Saturday, July 4, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, July 11, 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! 

Warren County Farmers Market

Sunday, July 5, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, July 12, 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.

 
Community Corner: 

CSC Young Performers Workshop Online Summer Session Registration Deadline

Friday, July 10, 2020

Centenary Stage Company's critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop is seeking new and returning applicants for the 2020 Summer Session, a special 5-week online program July 13 through August 16 that culminates with a week of online cabaret performances. Registration deadline is July 10. No experience is necessary but all new applicants must schedule a Zoom interview with program director Michael Blevins prior to registration.

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

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, July 24, 2020 - 1:00pm

Sign up now to discover the wizarding world of Harry Potter in beautiful Warren County! Rutherfurd Hall, a spectacular Tudor mansion in Allamuchy, will be transformed into Hogwart’s Castle and becomes the setting for a Harry-themed camp from 9am-1pm each day.

Harry Potter Themed Summer Camp at Rutherfurd Hall - CANCELED

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, July 31, 2020 - 1:00pm

The magic continues as young wizards and witches participate in new activities, attend new classes, and experience plenty of surprises. Wizarding folk will also enjoy many old favorites such as Quidditch, dueling, and competing for the house cup. (Attending the first Harry Potter camp is not required to sign up for this camp.) This camp is limited to 32 participants. Cost: $175. Ages 9-13.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Sunset At The Lavender Farm

Saturday, July 18, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

What could be better than spending a relaxing evening on a lavender farm, eating delicious food and listening to great music while waiting for what (we hope) will be a spectacular sunset? The folks at Orchard View are again teaming up with good friend and caterer, Chef Ed Oliveira of The Angry Chouriço BBQ to provide you with an enjoyable evening while taking all the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe. BYOB and your favorite lawn chair or blanket. 

Music under the Pergola at Villa Milagro: Julianna Sweeney

Sunday, July 19, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

This 20-year-old singer-songwriter originally from Stewartsville has a style that has been noted to sound like a cross between Joni Mitchell, Fiona Apple, and Regina Spektor, with an essence of Coldplay.