Starting March 27, 2019 | Explore Warren

 

Starting March 27, 2019

“The Dude abides. I don’t know about you, but I take comfort in that, knowin’ he’s out there. The Dude. Takin’ ‘er easy for all us sinners.”  - The Stranger

Since we've established a tradition of opening with a quote, this week's inspiration comes from the cult classic, The Big Lebowski, screening at Roy's Hall this weekend. This in no way implies we are accusing our beloved Warren County Wanderers of being sinners!

Moving on, we are happy to report that warmer weather is in the forecast, so in addition to all of the activities listed below, we hope you will be able to enjoy a little fresh air in the coming days, as we prepare for the arrival of April and the Easter season (and flowers)! So don't be a fool, and Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Free Lecture-The Rutherfurd Hall Collections

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 4:00pmWednesday, March 27, 2019 - 7:00pm
Every artifact tells a story. Learn about the house, its family, Allamuchy, New Jersey and beyond with Speaker Joan Salvas, Rutherfurd Hall Historian.

Live Music at Luigi's Rancho: Dennis Melillo and Tom Drake

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Celebrate the arrival of warmer weather with live music by guitarists Dennis Melillo and Tom Drake, playing (and singing) the great American Songbook featuring the songs of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Fats Waller, Cole Porter and many others. 

Night at the Races Beefsteak Fundraiser for DASCC

Thursday, March 28, 2019 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm
5th Annual Night at the Races Beefsteak fundraiser with an all-you-can-eat beefsteak and fries, and a make your own sundaes bar! 

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - Sage and $5 Tortellini Alfredo

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 6:00pm
Relax to some free music with family, friends, and delicious wines! Indulge in some Tortellini Alfredo for only $5.

Belvidere H.S. Drama Club Presents: Into the Woods

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 7:00pmSaturday, March 30, 2019 - 1:00pmSaturday, March 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow, would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. 

Hollowpoint at Rock Creek Tavern

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 8:00pm
HollowPoint is New Jersey's premier hard rock, alternative and metal cover band.  Have some food, drinks, and a lot of fun!

Steve Forbert and Special Guest Jesse Bardwell at Roy's Hall

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 8:00pm
Anointed “the new Dylan” upon his recording debut, folk-rock singer/songwriter Steve Forbert moved to New York City at the age of 21, performing for spare change in Grand Central Station before working his way up to the Manhattan club circuit, then recording his 1978 debut Alive on Arrival, which earned critical acclaim for its taut, poetic lyrics. The follow-up, 1979’s Jackrabbit Slim, was his most successful outing, reaching the Top 20 on the strength of the hit single “Romeo’s Tune”.

Island Dragway Spring Swap Meet

Saturday, March 30, 2019 -
7:30am to 4:00pm
Spring Cleaning Time! If you're looking to buy or sell hard-to-find parts, this will be your place! Clean out your garage, shed, sell the parts you've been staring at!

Northwest NJ Rivers Conference

Saturday, March 30, 2019 -
8:30am to 4:00pm
The Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference invites anyone and everyone who cares about this region, clean water and the River to learn how we can best work to protect its resources:  to conserve, restore, protect, educate, inform and bring communities together to defend and share what we love best.

Breakfast with the Bunnies

Saturday, March 30, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Have breakfast, spend time with real, live bunnies, enjoy photo ops and more! The event benefits the Warren County 4-H college scholarships! 

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery: Michael Long

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 2:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines! 

Live at Rock Creek: Southbound Band

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 8:00pm
Come see a Southern Rock 'n' Roll band based out of Warren County. 

Classic Cinema at Roy's Hall: The Big Lebowski

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 8:00pm
“The Big Lebowski” is about an attitude, not a story. It’s easy to miss that, because the story is so urgently pursued.

We May Be Right (Billy Joel Tribute Band) at Brass Rail

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 9:00pm
This band is top notch and is the closest thing you will get to see the Piano Man himself! 

Live Music at Bea McNally's: The Nerds

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 10:00pm
Spaz, Biff, Stretch, and Mongo have graced stages from the Jersey Shore to Las Vegas, earning their reputation as “America’s Party Band Fun-omenon” every step of the way.

Stan and Elise at Brook Hollow Winery

Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 1:30pm
A popular local duo, Stan & Elise return to Brook Hollow to perform a mix of classic '60s tunes, contemporary favorites and jazz standards. 
 

Hope Historical Society Presents Famous Fakes and Forgeries

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 7:30pm
It's a hands-on program, where YOU are the autograph detective! Join international autograph and manuscript expert, Brian Kathenes, for an exciting night of intrigue and hands-on investigation.

Hackettstown Historical Society Presentation: A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Panama

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 7:30pm
Stop by and get some history! This month's presention, free and open for all to attend, is a film on the mind-boggling construction of the Panama Canal.
Continuing: 

BOOTCAMP for your Taste Buds at Villa Milagro

Saturday, March 2, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Saturday, March 23, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Wine tasting classes can be fun and frustrating. You are presented different wines and told that you should smell “the roses,” leather, lavender or other aromas that you simply cannot detect. That’s because your taste buds are not trained. Villa Milagro Vineyards offers a unique approach to learning to taste wines.
Community Corner: 

Empty Bowls Dinner at Knowlton Presbyterian Church

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 5:30pm
Purchase a bowl, get free dinner! Bowls range from $5-$20. The bowls are made by the Knowlton Fine Arts pottery students.

Warren County Tech School 10th Annual PTSA Tricky Tray

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 6:00pm
Support Project Graduation 2019! There will be 3 levels of prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Admission is $10 which includes one sheet of regular tickets. No one under 18 is admitted.

Vendor/Craft Fair Supporting the Phillipsburg Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 10:00am
Support the Phillipsburg Ladies Auxiliary Fire Department and attend this annual craft/vendor fair with Pampered Chef, Lularoe, handcrafted creations, handmade items, Jewelscent, Thirty-One and lots more!

BID Goodnight Networking

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 5:15pm
Join the Washington BID on the first Tuesday of every month for an evening of casual networking.
Plan Ahead: 

Backyard Chickens Workshop with Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 7:00pm
Thinking of acquiring a flock of chickens or perhaps you already have some but would like of a bit of guidance?

Hike, Sketch, Paint! Getaway Program

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 3:00pm to Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 1:00pm
Join us for a weekend of hiking and art in the Hudson River tradition. On Friday night there will be a presentation on the Hudson River School of Art and their romantic view of the landscape.

Work and Play Weekend at Mohican

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 3:00pm to Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 5:00pm
Share your talents and love of Mohican Outdoor Center to help us make a few improvements around camp as we get ready for the upcoming spring season.

The National Reserve – Gutsy Brooklyn-Based Americana Rock at Roy's Hall

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 8:00pm
The National Reserve have crafted a rich and raucous collection that instantly places them among Americana’s finest – its force, directness, and performance not unlike some lost recording unearthed from the golden age of '70s rock ‘n’ roll.

Volunteer Day

Saturday, April 6, 2019 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Join RVC stewards to help with a variety of tasks such as trail clearing and invasive plant removal. Tools will be provided. Bring gloves, wear tick repellent and sun protection.

Warren County Health Department Volunteer Assembly Drill

Saturday, April 6, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
The Warren County Health Department, in partnership with the Warren County Department of Public Safety, is hosting a volunteer assembly drill to test a component of the Public Health Emergency Response Plan. County agencies will be participating in an exercise to determine the capability of our public health workforce and residents to staff three point of distribution (POD) sites. At the POD site, volunteers will receive Just in Time Training (JITT), which will teach volunteers all they need to know about working at a POD site in a real life emergency. There will be coffee, tea and a light continental breakfast.

Diamonds in the Sky- Celebration Dinner Dance

Saturday, April 6, 2019 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm
It's a celebration of their shining stars: Elizabeth Moser- Individual Achievement, The House of the Good Shepherd- Community Partner, Patti Sue Rossi- Volunteer, and Abilities Choir- Special Recognition.

Citizens Band Radio Reunites at Roy’s Hall

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 8:00pm
Citizens Band Radio gave the world their brand of rural rock & roll for over a decade before deciding to “wrap it up”.  Two years later the band has decided to give their fans a reunion show and what better place to do it than Roy’s Hall. 

Introducing: John Lloyd Young at Centenary Stage Co.

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 8:00pm
John Lloyd Young is a celebration of classic hits from the '50s and '60s presented in the authentic acoustic style of original rock 'n' roll, Doo-Wop and R&B standards.

Huntington's Disease Tricky Tray Fundraiser at The Willows

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 12:00pm
The 4th Annual fundraiser is hosted in loving memory of Kelly Hunter-Mejia. Prizes include a vacation in Florida, 50" television, designer bags, and much more! The $30 ticket includes admission, buffet dinner, and your first two sheets of tickets to Tier 1 prizes. In addition to the tricky tray, there is a 50/50 raffle and t-shirts for sale. A fun event for a good cause!

Baby Shower to Benefit Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary

Sunday, April 7, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Support the Annual Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary Baby Shower at the Tranquility Methodist church community house.

Ronny Whyte Trio Sings Sinatra at Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, April 7, 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Ronny Whyte is an interpreter of Classic American Popular Song, an outstanding jazz pianist, and a successful songwriter. He was featured on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz on NPR.

Murder Mystery at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, April 7, 2019 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
The murders continue at Four Sisters Winery! It's just for fun during our Murder Mystery Dinners.

Easter Bunny Train Ride & Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 13, 2019 to Sunday, April 14, 2019
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Take the Easter Bunny Train Ride and visit with Mr. E. Bunny on the train and at the beautiful little glade where the kids can hunt for Easter eggs! Reserve your seats now for the Delaware River Railroad Excursion's special holiday ride, offered 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm.
 

Go Green with Hope

Saturday, April 13, 2019 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
The Hope Township Environmental Commission and Green Team is hosting its 6th annual: “GO GREEN WITH HOPE” Fair at the Hope Township School.

3rd Annual Hopped Up Scavenger Hunt Hackettstown Pub Crawl

Saturday, April 13, 2019 -
11:00am to 9:00pm
Come on out and support a great cause!

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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: 

Free Lecture-The Rutherfurd Hall Collections

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 4:00pm
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 7:00pm

Every artifact tells a story. Learn about the house, its family, Allamuchy, New Jersey and beyond with Speaker Joan Salvas, Rutherfurd Hall Historian.

Live Music at Luigi's Rancho: Dennis Melillo and Tom Drake

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Celebrate the arrival of warmer weather with live music by guitarists Dennis Melillo and Tom Drake, playing (and singing) the great American Songbook featuring the songs of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Fats Waller, Cole Porter and many others. 

Belvidere H.S. Drama Club Presents: Into the Woods

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 7:00pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 1:00pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 7:00pm

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow, would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. 

Hollowpoint at Rock Creek Tavern

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 8:00pm

HollowPoint is New Jersey's premier hard rock, alternative and metal cover band.  Have some food, drinks, and a lot of fun!

Steve Forbert and Special Guest Jesse Bardwell at Roy's Hall

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 8:00pm

Anointed “the new Dylan” upon his recording debut, folk-rock singer/songwriter Steve Forbert moved to New York City at the age of 21, performing for spare change in Grand Central Station before working his way up to the Manhattan club circuit, then recording his 1978 debut Alive on Arrival, which earned critical acclaim for its taut, poetic lyrics. The follow-up, 1979’s Jackrabbit Slim, was his most successful outing, reaching the Top 20 on the strength of the hit single “Romeo’s Tune”.

Island Dragway Spring Swap Meet

Saturday, March 30, 2019 -
7:30am to 4:00pm

Spring Cleaning Time! If you're looking to buy or sell hard-to-find parts, this will be your place! Clean out your garage, shed, sell the parts you've been staring at!

Northwest NJ Rivers Conference

Saturday, March 30, 2019 -
8:30am to 4:00pm

The Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference invites anyone and everyone who cares about this region, clean water and the River to learn how we can best work to protect its resources:  to conserve, restore, protect, educate, inform and bring communities together to defend and share what we love best.

Breakfast with the Bunnies

Saturday, March 30, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am

Have breakfast, spend time with real, live bunnies, enjoy photo ops and more! The event benefits the Warren County 4-H college scholarships! 

Live Music at Bea McNally's: The Nerds

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 10:00pm

Spaz, Biff, Stretch, and Mongo have graced stages from the Jersey Shore to Las Vegas, earning their reputation as “America’s Party Band Fun-omenon” every step of the way.

Stan and Elise at Brook Hollow Winery

Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 1:30pm

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

 
Continuing: 

BOOTCAMP for your Taste Buds at Villa Milagro

Saturday, March 2, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Saturday, March 23, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm

Wine tasting classes can be fun and frustrating. You are presented different wines and told that you should smell “the roses,” leather, lavender or other aromas that you simply cannot detect. That’s because your taste buds are not trained. Villa Milagro Vineyards offers a unique approach to learning to taste wines.

 
Community Corner: 

BID Goodnight Networking

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 5:15pm

Join the Washington BID on the first Tuesday of every month for an evening of casual networking.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Hike, Sketch, Paint! Getaway Program

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 3:00pm to Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 1:00pm

A weekend of hiking and art held at Mohican Outdoor Center, beginning with a presentation on the Hudson River School of Art and their romantic view of the landscape. Then enjoy guided hikes where participants are encouraged to photograph or sketch the beautiful views along the Kittatinny Ridge at a particularly lovely time, as the wildflowers are in bloom. Evenings are optimal to create a watercolor painting using sketches and/or photographs as inspiration. You are free to engage in the planned activities as much or as little as you please and are always free to paint, sketch, photograph on your own.

Work and Play Weekend at Mohican

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 3:00pm to Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 5:00pm

Share your talents and love of Mohican Outdoor Center to help us make a few improvements around camp as we get ready for the upcoming spring season.

Volunteer Day at White Lake

Saturday, April 6, 2019 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Join RVC stewards to help with a variety of tasks such as trail clearing and invasive plant removal. Tools will be provided. Bring gloves, wear tick repellent and sun protection.

Warren County Health Department Volunteer Assembly Drill

Saturday, April 6, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am

County agencies will participate in an exercise at three separate locations (Hackettstown, Phillipsburg and Blairstown) to determine the capability of our public health workforce and residents to staff  Point of Distribution (POD) sites. Volunteers will receive Just in Time Training (JITT), teaching them what they need to know about working at a POD site in a real life emergency. 

Citizens Band Radio Reunites at Roy’s Hall

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 8:00pm

Citizens Band Radio gave the world their brand of rural rock & roll for over a decade before deciding to “wrap it up”.  Two years later the band has decided to give their fans a reunion show and what better place to do it than Roy’s Hall. 

Huntington's Disease Tricky Tray Fundraiser at The Willows

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 12:00pm

The 4th Annual fundraiser is hosted in loving memory of Kelly Hunter-Mejia. Prizes include a vacation in Florida, 50" television, designer bags, and much more! The $30 ticket includes admission, buffet dinner, and your first two sheets of tickets to Tier 1 prizes. In addition to the tricky tray, there is a 50/50 raffle and t-shirts for sale. A fun event for a good cause!

Ronny Whyte Trio Sings Sinatra at Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, April 7, 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Ronny Whyte is an interpreter of Classic American Popular Song, an outstanding jazz pianist, and a successful songwriter. He was featured on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz on NPR.

Easter Bunny Train Ride & Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 13, 2019 to Sunday, April 14, 2019
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Take the Easter Bunny Train Ride and visit with Mr. E. Bunny on the train and at the beautiful little glade where the kids can hunt for Easter eggs! Reserve your seats now for the Delaware River Railroad Excursion's special holiday ride, offered 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm.

Go Green with Hope

Saturday, April 13, 2019 -
9:00am to 1:00pm

The 6th annual event is an Environmental Education Day to participate in, investigate and learn about reducing, reusing and recycling in our homes and businesses and keeping all of our neighborhoods Green. Look for the Explore Warren table, stop by and say hello!

3rd Annual Hopped Up Scavenger Hunt Hackettstown Pub Crawl

Saturday, April 13, 2019 -
11:00am to 9:00pm

Visit the 10 participating locations in the greater Hackettstown area, answer the scavenger hunt question, and receive discounts on craft beer and food at select locations for the duration of the evening. It's fun that supports a good cause, as all proceeds are donated to the New Jersey Highlands Coalition to help protect, restore and enhance the water and other natural and cultural resources of the region.