Starting June 7, 2017

Ever notice this sign next to OK4WD as you're driving along Route 57 in Warren County's Franklin Township? Don't feel bad if you haven't; lots of people don't know about this hidden gem of a county park. This Saturday is your chance to get to know Bread Lock Park as Warren County presents ParkFest - a day of live jazz, authors, history, food (let's not forget food!), kids activities and more. It's just one of  your many options as you wander in Warren County this weekend. Read on, and Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Women on the Watch: Lisa Baldwin

Thursday, June 8, 2017 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm
An accomplished singer/songwriter with roots in bluegrass, folk, gospel, and traditional county music, Lisa will present her message in her music, as she chronicles the winding road that brought her to Warren County by way of Alabama, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia.

Marty Koppel and $5 Food at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, June 9, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Buckhill Brewery and Restaurant  is the featured local caterer for June.

Live Music at Inn at Millrace Pond: Jody Price

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 7:00pm
Live music at the historic inn, a restored 1769 stone gristmill, features local artists. Catch Jody Price a special spotlight performance  June 9.

Jonah Smith Album Release Show at Roy's Hall

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:00pm
Roy’s Hall is proud to host the release show for the new acoustic recording by Jonah Smith.

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Uncle Smiley

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:00pm
Classic/Current Rock with a Party Vibe!

Plan B Pub: The Sidekicks

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 8:00pm
Classic Country music. Reservations recommended!

Moonlight Paddle at White Lake

Friday, June 9, 2017 -
8:30pm to 11:30pm
Join us for a moonlight paddle on the placid waters of White Lake. A limited number of kayaks will be available on a first-come first-serve basis.

Jimmy & the Parrots Band at Draught House Bar & Grill

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:30pm
Come out on Friday night for Jimmy & The Parrots' debut at the Draught House. The band will play "Trop-Rock" on the outodoor Boat Bar Stage - the most unique stage in Northern New Jersey!

ParkFest @ Bread Lock Park

Saturday, June 10, 2017 -
11:00am to 6:00pm
Enjoy a day of music, art, history, literature and more on Warren County's Morris Canal Greenway. ParkFest will feature a lawn concert by three different jazz combos – bring lawn chairs or a blanket to enjoy The Louis Pettinelli Quartet, The Jack Furlong Quartet, and The Dennis Melillo Swing Quartet on stage. Artists and the Evening Star Quilt Guild display their work inside the barn, where you’ll also have a chance to see local filmmaker John General’s short documentary “Extra 1104 - The Story of the Rockport Train Wreck” and a special exhibition of canal paintings by the late Richard Schisler.
In "Authors Alley" you'll meet a variety of fiction, non-fiction and children's book authors, plus the WC Library Bookmobile will be there. A classic car show; local history displays; food vendors; and other entertainment are featured, and the Warren County History Museum at Bread Lock Park will be open, with artifacts, displays, and working models on aspects of the county's rich history. ParkFest is free and open to all. Want to be a part of ParkFest with your classic car, your artwork, or your book? Click for more info!

Liberty Township Community Day

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Food, rides, crafts, vendors, activities for the kids, music all day, and fireworks over the lake at dark! Photo by Phil Wooldridge. Rain date for fireworks: June 11 at 9:30pm.

Hackettstown Craft & Fine Art Festival

Saturday, June 10, 2017 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Join us for the third annual Hackettstown Craft & Fine Art Festival! The one-day festival showcases the works and talent of quality crafters and artists.

Trail Day at White Lake

Saturday, June 10, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
For the second year in a row, Choose Healthy of Warren County, The County of Warren and Ridge and Valley Conservancy are celebrating Trail Day. Guided meadow walks plus Intro to Kayaking (2pm and 4pm, limited to 10 participants). Rain date June 11.

Strawberry Social at Villa Milagro

Saturday, June 10, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, June 11, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
There is a FULL STRAWBERRY Moon this weekend - and local strawberries are in abundant supply! Come on out to taste our wines and enjoy a Rosita Strawberry Daiquiri made with locally grown berries from Phillips Farm just a mile down the road from us.

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Kathy Phillips Trio

Saturday, June 10, 2017 -
1:30pm to 5:00pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under our arbor, weather permitting. Each week a different band will appear for your entertainment.

Gordon Thomas Ward at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, June 10, 2017 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Sip wine and enjoy live music in a casual atmosphere. Bring your own food if you like.

Music at Milagro: Nancy Coletti

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 6:00pm
Featuring Nancy Coletti, whose silky, rich voice draws you in and takes you on a musical journey that will delight and leave you asking for more, accompanied by legendary musician and guitar virtuoso, Walt Bibinger.

Bobby Clark at Rock Creek Tavern

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 8:00pm
Country recording artist and songwriter Bobby Clark "Plays it Hard" at Rock Creek Tavern!

The Outrcops Band at Draught House Bar & Grill

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 8:30pm
This northern NJ band with Country roots will take to the outodoor Boat Bar Stage to play Blues, Rock 'n' Roll, Folk, and Funk.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - Stan & Elise

Sunday, June 11, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Alba Vineyard Music under the Arbor: Eric Mintel Quartet

Sunday, June 11, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
The Eric Mintel Quartet performs for the 2017 Music under the Arbor Season at Alba Vineyard.

Len Mooney at Rock Creek Tavern

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 2:00pm
Continuing: 

Spring Yoga Series at White Lake

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 8:30amSunday, June 11, 2017 - 8:30amSunday, June 18, 2017 - 8:30amSunday, June 25, 2017 - 8:30am
“First move well, then move often.” – Gray Cook.  A one-hour, all levels Hatha Yoga class using the beauty of nature as studio. All levels of experience are welcome.

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.

Blairstown Farmers' Market

Saturday, June 10, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, June 17, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Now in its 10th season and accepting SNAP! The Market runs every Saturday 10am-2pm 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.

Warren County Farmers' Market

Sunday, June 11, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
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: 

WCARTS Meeting with Artist - Jean Perry

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
Warren County Arts member, artist/art professor, Jean Perry, will be conducting a workshop titled “The Legend of the Sand Dollar”.

Harmony Township Historical Society Annual Meeting

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 7:30pm
Ever wonder what talents our members have? Ever wonder what type of artifacts we are collecting?  Come and see what the Harmony Township Historical Society has to offer.

Mountain Lake Fire Co. Ladies Aux. Buffet Breakfast

Sunday, June 18, 2017 -
8:00am to 11:30am
Start Dad's day off right with a great breakfast! Adults $7, Seniors $6 and Child $4. For more information, call 908-475-2036.

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: 

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.

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.

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.

An Evening with Holly Bowling at Roy's Hall

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 8:00pm
Holly Bowling is a classically trained pianist who began playing piano at the age of five. There’s one major distinction, however, that separates her from other similarly studied musicians.

Shippen Manor Lawn Concert - Jug Town 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 at Shippen Manor.

Knowlton Lions Annual Truck Raffle

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 3:30pm
39th annual Summer Truck Raffle!

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This Week: 

Women on the Watch: Lisa Baldwin

Thursday, June 8, 2017 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm

An accomplished singer/songwriter with roots in bluegrass, folk, gospel, and traditional county music, Lisa will present her message in her music, as she chronicles the winding road that brought her to Warren County by way of Alabama, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia.

Moonlight Paddle at White Lake

Friday, June 9, 2017 -
8:30pm to 11:30pm

Join us for a moonlight paddle on the placid waters of White Lake. A limited number of kayaks will be available on a first-come first-serve basis.

ParkFest @ Bread Lock Park

Saturday, June 10, 2017 -
11:00am to 6:00pm

Enjoy a day of music, art, history, literature and more on Warren County's Morris Canal Greenway. ParkFest will feature a lawn concert by three different jazz combos – bring lawn chairs or a blanket to enjoy The Louis Pettinelli Quartet, The Jack Furlong Quartet, and The Dennis Melillo Swing Quartet on stage. Artists and the Evening Star Quilt Guild display their work inside the barn, where you’ll also have a chance to see local filmmaker John General’s short documentary “Extra 1104 - The Story of the Rockport Train Wreck” and a special exhibition of canal paintings by the late Richard Schisler.

In "Authors Alley" you'll meet a variety of fiction, non-fiction and children's book authors, plus the WC Library Bookmobile will be there. A classic car show; local history displays; food vendors; and other entertainment are featured, and the Warren County History Museum at Bread Lock Park will be open, with artifacts, displays, and working models on aspects of the county's rich history. ParkFest is free and open to all. Want to be a part of ParkFest with your classic car, your artwork, or your book? Click for more info!

Liberty Township Community Day

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Food, rides, crafts, vendors, activities for the kids, music all day, and fireworks over the lake at dark! Photo by Phil Wooldridge. Rain date for fireworks: June 11 at 9:30pm.

Hackettstown Craft & Fine Art Festival

Saturday, June 10, 2017 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

Join us for the third annual Hackettstown Craft & Fine Art Festival! The one-day festival showcases the works and talent of quality crafters and artists.

Trail Day at White Lake

Saturday, June 10, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

For the second year in a row, Choose Healthy of Warren County, The County of Warren and Ridge and Valley Conservancy are celebrating Trail Day. Guided meadow walks plus Intro to Kayaking (2pm and 4pm, limited to 10 participants). Rain date June 11.

Strawberry Social at Villa Milagro

Saturday, June 10, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, June 11, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

There is a FULL STRAWBERRY Moon this weekend - and local strawberries are in abundant supply! Come on out to taste our wines and enjoy a Rosita Strawberry Daiquiri made with locally grown berries from Phillips Farm just a mile down the road from us.

Music at Milagro: Nancy Coletti

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 6:00pm

Featuring Nancy Coletti, whose silky, rich voice draws you in and takes you on a musical journey that will delight and leave you asking for more, accompanied by legendary musician and guitar virtuoso, Walt Bibinger.

 
Continuing: 

Spring Yoga Series at White Lake

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 8:30am
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 8:30am
Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 8:30am
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 8:30am

“First move well, then move often.” – Gray Cook.  A one-hour, all levels Hatha Yoga class using the beauty of nature as studio. All levels of experience are welcome.

Farmers' Market - Washington Borough

Saturday, June 10, 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.

Blairstown Farmers' Market

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

Now in its 10th season and accepting SNAP! The Market runs every Saturday 10am-2pm 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.

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.

 
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!

WCARTS Reception - Photography Exhibit

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 2:00pm

The "JPEGGs Photo Exhibit" at the WC ARTS gallery runs until July 22, features the photography of Peggy Niece, June Filipski and Pegg Lyons-Roehm. Meet the photographers, have refreshments and enjoy their artwork during the opening reception.

 
Plan Ahead: 

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.

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. 

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.

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!

Shippen Manor Lawn Concert - The Hammers

Sunday, July 2, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Relax on a the lawn at Shippen Manor for a performance of The Hammers, one of Northern New Jersey's longest running rock 'n' roll bands.