Starting June 14, 2017

Father's Day is hopefully a time when the culture says, 'This is our moment to look at who our men and boys are.' - Michael Gurian, American author and social philosopher.

Another quote that comes to mind is courtesy of Jennifer Lopez: "Love Don't Cost a Thing."  No need to break the bank to celebrate Dad; how about a nice hike - like the one depicted above courtesy of Cortney Torres - taken at Merrill Creek Reservoir, where boating is also permitted free of charge. The free Summer Lawn Concert Series begins this Sunday at Shippen Manor, and scroll down for a couple of anniversary celebrations with no admission charge. And for our locals, Summer Reading kicks off next week in all Warren County Library branches. 

Read on for plenty of other suggestions! Happy Father's Day, and Happy Wanderings!

 

This Week: 

Nonpareil presents: Spencer Reed

Friday, June 2, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, June 16, 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.

Open Stage Music and Talent Share

Friday, June 16, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Brook Falls Farm and Deb D'Anne Music bring you another community talent sharing event at the Carriage House in the heart of historic Blairstown NJ. Full sound system supported by The Hobo Stage.

Jon Herington & Jim Beard of Steely Dan at Roy's Hall

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 8:00pm
Jim Beard and Jon Herington will present an evening of eclectic instrumental music performed on piano and guitar.

First Anniversary Weekend Bash at Buck Hill

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 9:00pmSaturday, June 17, 2017 - 3:00pm
Help celebrate Buck Hill Brewery and Restaurant’s First Anniversary!

Kids’ Sensory Garden Tour at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Saturday, June 17, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00pm
Moms, and Dads too – come enjoy some free time as we take your children on a fun and educational sensory garden tour.

Secret Gardens Tour

Saturday, June 17, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Belvidere Garden Club presents its12th annual Secret Gardens Self-Guided Tour. Tour 10 beautiful private gardens, rain or shine.

Miniature Garden at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Saturday, June 17, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Join us for a fun-filled afternoon creating your very own miniature garden. Start with a 14″ planter and your choice of five dwarf plants.

Gibsons Gym 40th Anniversary Party

Saturday, June 17, 2017 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm
A free celebratory event for the whole family, including food trucks, live music beer tents and a cocktail bar! Plus, a $100 raffle giveaway between each set break between bands. 

Wine and Food Pairing to Benefit Rivers Edge Horse Rescue and Sanctuary

Saturday, June 17, 2017 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Held at Brook Hollow Winery, this fundraising event features wine, food, music and more for $35/person.

Live Jazz at Nonpareil

Saturday, June 17, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Doug Nussbuam is a veteran Lehigh Valley guitarist who returns to Nonpareil to play solo fingerstyle renditions of jass, classical, and 70's tunes.

An Evening with Holly Bowling at Roy's Hall

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 8:00pm
A classically trained pianist who began playing at the age five - who happens to be devoted to the legendary rock band Phish - and recently expanded her repertoire into the realm of the Grateful Dead. Using classical piano technique to reinterpret these jamband luminaries, Holly’s live performances infuse new with old, tradition with surreal, and creates a concert experience like nothing else in the music world.

CC Coletti Band at Draught House Bar & Grill

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 8:00pm
The CC Coletti band is an amazing music experience for all ages.

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern: Phil -n- The Blanks

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 8:00pm
This band, serving northern NJ, features 70's rock, Motown and Funk; 80's New Wave; 90's Grunge; as well as The Police, Rush, The Who, Led Zepplin, and James Brown!

Father's Day BBQ Feast at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
Dinner includes succulent pork fresh from the roaster, BBQ ribs, chicken thighs hot off the grill, baked beans, coleslaw, Cesear Salad, rolls and a lemon cake topped with a Strawberry Serena glaze

Father's Day at Alba Vineyard

Sunday, June 18, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Treat Dad to an afternoon in the vineyard! Food for purchase: Osteria Morini (fresh oysters, steak sandwiches, and more) and delicious ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery.

Father's Day Bash at Villa Milagro

Sunday, June 18, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Loud Guitars - Big Cigars - Ugly Ties! Enjoy the Loud Guitars of the Late Night Kennel Club; Learn to pair Big Cigars with a great glass of wine; Wear the Ugly Ties you received for Father's Day.  Ugliest of the day wins a Banditos de Villa Milagro membership!

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Alan Wilcockson

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
Come on down to the Rock Creek Sunday afternoon (Father's Day), as we welcome Alan Wilcockson to our stage!

Live Music for Father's Day at Panther Pub: Barry Sokol & Zach Russack

Sunday, June 18, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Come out to this fun neighborhood restaurant and enjoy listening to some local talented musicians!

Shippen Manor Lawn Concert - Jugtown Mountain String Band

Sunday, June 18, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
The Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission kicks off its annual FREE Summer Lawn Concert Series with Jugtown Mountain String Band. Rooted in the tradition of American acoustic music, this four-piece band performs a variety of styles including Old Time Mountain Music, Bluegrass, Blues, and Folk Ballads. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket, pack a picnic if you like, and relax and enjoy!
Continuing: 

Blairstown Farmers' Market

Saturday, June 17, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Now in its 10th season and accepting SNAP,  the Market offers truly local food - all sourced within a 25 mile radius - and features a variety of local farmers, artisans, speakers, workshops, musicians and children’s activities. 

Farmers' Market - Washington Borough

Saturday, June 10, 2017 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, June 17, 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.

Warren County Farmers' Market

Sunday, June 18, 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.

Strawberry Harvest Weekends at Donaldson Farms

Saturday, June 3, 2017 to Sunday, June 4, 2017
Saturday, June 10, 2017 to Sunday, June 11, 2017
Saturday, June 17, 2017 to Sunday, June 18, 2017
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Sunday, June 25, 2017
Pick-Your-Own strawberries are now available at Donaldson Farms and the luscious red beauties are ready to pop into your basket.
Community Corner: 

Summer Reading Program at WC Libraries

Monday, June 19, 2017
Readers of all ages are invited to “Build a Better World” during the Warren County Library’s summer reading program.  In addition to reading to earn prizes, there will be lots of activities including games, magic shows, arts and crafts, movies, science and engineering experiments, and much more!
Plan Ahead: 

Phillipsburg Ole Towne Festival

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 5:00pm
We are celebrating 30 years of heritage at the annual Phillipsburg Ole Towne Festival with events at Walters Park on Friday and Saturday, and at Riverside Drive on Sunday.

13th Annual Washington Borough Car Show

Saturday, June 24, 2017 -
9:00am to 2:00pm
The Car & Truck Show, Washington Borough Business Improvement District's longest running special event, features classic cars and trucks from a wide area.

Old Fashion Independence Day Celebration at Millbrook Village

Saturday, June 24, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Celebrate independence in a re-created 19th century agricultural support village.

Canal Day at Historic Waterloo Village

Saturday, June 24, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
  

Concerts in the Barn - Simply Brass

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 5:00pm
Bring a picnic! Indoor, outdoor and cabaret seating available. Rain or shine. Simply Brass is a brass quintent that will play pop, classical, jazz and novelty pieces on June 24.

Gourmet Gallery 12th Anniversary

Saturday, June 24, 2017 -
5:00pm to 10:00pm
Eat, Shop, and Celebrate Gourmet Gallery's 12th Anniversary with an evening party! Lots of activities in Blairstown's Main Street village are planned.

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This Week: 

Nonpareil presents: Spencer Reed

Friday, June 2, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, June 16, 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.

Open Stage Music and Talent Share

Friday, June 16, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Brook Falls Farm and Deb D'Anne Music bring you another community talent sharing event at the Carriage House in the heart of historic Blairstown NJ. Full sound system supported by The Hobo Stage.

Secret Gardens Tour

Saturday, June 17, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Belvidere Garden Club presents its12th annual Secret Gardens Self-Guided Tour. Tour 10 beautiful private gardens, rain or shine.

Miniature Garden at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Saturday, June 17, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon creating your very own miniature garden. Start with a 14″ planter and your choice of five dwarf plants.

Gibsons Gym 40th Anniversary Party

Saturday, June 17, 2017 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm

A free celebratory event for the whole family, including food trucks, live music beer tents and a cocktail bar! Plus, a $100 raffle giveaway between each set break between bands. 

Live Jazz at Nonpareil

Saturday, June 17, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Doug Nussbuam is a veteran Lehigh Valley guitarist who returns to Nonpareil to play solo fingerstyle renditions of jass, classical, and 70's tunes.

An Evening with Holly Bowling at Roy's Hall

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 8:00pm

A classically trained pianist who began playing at the age five - who happens to be devoted to the legendary rock band Phish - and recently expanded her repertoire into the realm of the Grateful Dead. Using classical piano technique to reinterpret these jamband luminaries, Holly’s live performances infuse new with old, tradition with surreal, and creates a concert experience like nothing else in the music world.

Father's Day BBQ Feast at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 12:00pm

Dinner includes succulent pork fresh from the roaster, BBQ ribs, chicken thighs hot off the grill, baked beans, coleslaw, Cesear Salad, rolls and a lemon cake topped with a Strawberry Serena glaze

Father's Day at Alba Vineyard

Sunday, June 18, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Treat Dad to an afternoon in the vineyard! Food for purchase: Osteria Morini (fresh oysters, steak sandwiches, and more) and delicious ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery.

Father's Day Bash at Villa Milagro

Sunday, June 18, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Loud Guitars - Big Cigars - Ugly Ties! Enjoy the Loud Guitars of the Late Night Kennel Club; Learn to pair Big Cigars with a great glass of wine; Wear the Ugly Ties you received for Father's Day.  Ugliest of the day wins a Banditos de Villa Milagro membership!

Shippen Manor Lawn Concert - Jugtown Mountain String Band

Sunday, June 18, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission kicks off its annual FREE Summer Lawn Concert Series with Jugtown Mountain String Band. Rooted in the tradition of American acoustic music, this four-piece band performs a variety of styles including Old Time Mountain Music, Bluegrass, Blues, and Folk Ballads. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket, pack a picnic if you like, and relax and enjoy!

Live Music at Panther Pub

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 9:00pm
Sunday, August 13, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Come out to this fun neighborhood restaurant and enjoy listening to some local talented musicians! Fri. evening; Sun. afternoon; and Open Mic 2nd & 4th Wed.

 
Continuing: 

Blairstown Farmers' Market

Saturday, June 17, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Now in its 10th season and accepting SNAP,  the Market offers truly local food - all sourced within a 25 mile radius - and features a variety of local farmers, artisans, speakers, workshops, musicians and children’s activities. 

Warren County Farmers' Market

Sunday, June 18, 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.

Strawberry Harvest Weekends at Donaldson Farms

Saturday, June 3, 2017 to Sunday, June 4, 2017
Saturday, June 10, 2017 to Sunday, June 11, 2017
Saturday, June 17, 2017 to Sunday, June 18, 2017
Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Sunday, June 25, 2017

Pick-Your-Own strawberries are now available at Donaldson Farms and the luscious red beauties are ready to pop into your basket.

Washington Borough Farmers' Market & Fun-Filled Family Show

Saturday, June 17, 2017 -
9:00am to 1:00pm

Each Saturday, featuring a dozen farmers and artisans! This week features The Gerry Gessie Show from 10am-12:30pm. Gerry is considered a true guitar master, and “hosts” a “Build A Band” segment during every performance where folks get to join the action on stage. Rain or Shine.

 
Community Corner: 

Summer Reading Program at WC Libraries

Monday, June 19, 2017

Readers of all ages are invited to “Build a Better World” during the Warren County Library’s summer reading program.  In addition to reading to earn prizes, there will be lots of activities including games, magic shows, arts and crafts, movies, science and engineering experiments, and much more!

 
Plan Ahead: 

Phillipsburg Ole Towne Festival

Friday, June 23, 2017 -
5:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, June 24, 2017 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm

Phillipsburg's 3-Day fest kicks off with Friday and Saturday events at Walters Park before moving to Riverside Drive on Sunday. Live bands, children’s activities and entertainment; local vendors; a hot dog eating contest sponsored by Jimmy's Doggie Stand; carnival rides; and fireworks Saturday at 9:30pm are just some of the fun!

13th Annual Washington Borough Car Show

Saturday, June 24, 2017 -
9:00am to 2:00pm

The Car & Truck Show, Washington Borough Business Improvement District's longest running special event, features classic cars and trucks from a wide area.

Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration at Millbrook Village

Saturday, June 24, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Celebrate independence in a re-created 19th century agricultural support village. Hands-on activities, craft demonstrations, watermelon eating contest, parade at 1pm and gather at the green for a patriotic speech. Everything is free and fun for the family. Bring a picnic!

Concerts in the Barn - Simply Brass

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 5:00pm

Indoor, outdoor and cabaret seating available at the Ramsaysburg Homestead barn. Rain or shine. This brass quintent plays pop, classical, jazz and novelty pieces. Bring a picnic!

Gourmet Gallery 12th Anniversary

Saturday, June 24, 2017 -
5:00pm to 10:00pm

Eat, Shop, and Celebrate Gourmet Gallery's 12th Anniversary with an evening party! Lots of activities in Blairstown's Main Street village are planned.