Warren County Wanderings

Starting March 29, 2017

We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance. - Japanese Proverb

This Saturday is April Fools Day, but we're not fooling around, there's lots of beauty to be found when you wander here in Warren County. Like this swan that Linda Aller photographed near the Delaware Water Gap. The snow has mostly melted, the flowers are coming up, and we've got plenty of activities in store, so read on, and Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Tea and Talk About Alice Morton Rutherfurd & Family

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 7:00pm
Tea and Talk sponsored by the Allamuchy Historical Society. Our Manager of Collections and History Expert, Joan Salvas, will  talk about Alice Morton Rutherfurd and Family.

James McMurtry at Roy's Hall

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 8:00pm
Longtime fans know McMurtry’s vibrant vignettes have turned heads for a quarter century now. “James McMurtry is one of my very few favorite songwriters on Earth and these days he’s working at the top of his game,” says Americana all-star Jason Isbell. “He has that rare gift of being able to make a listener laugh out loud at one line and choke up at the next. I don’t think anybody writes better lyrics.” Those poignant lyrics of McMurtry’s immense catalog all ring true today. In 2011, “We Can’t Make It Here” was cited among The Nation’s “Best Protest Songs Ever.” Bob Lefsetz wrote that it “has stood the test of time because of its unmitigated truth.” Don't miss TONIGHT'S show!

Comedy Night at Buck Hill

Thursday, March 30, 2017 -
9:30pm to 11:00pm
Come and witness the comedic genius of Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson. James “Jim” Florentine is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and television personality.

CSC Dance Fest School/Public Matinee: Red Firecracker

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 10:30am
This performance is a School Matinee but is also open to the public. It's a spectacular production of dazzling props, colorful costumes, mesmerizing music, fantastic acrobatics, and lively dance, as the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company tells the legend of the origin of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration.

Andy Rimer and $5 Chargrilled BBQ Chicken w/ Monterey Jack

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 6:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines! Wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle at retail value and $5 food!

The Drive Blues Band at Rock Creek Tavern

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 8:00pm
This Hunterdon County-based blues band - with a set list that spans Eric Clapton and Cream to Susan Tedeschi and Joe Cocker - will get you on your feet to dance the night away!

Hunter Education - Firearms and Archery

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 8:00am
Get ready for hunting by taking a hunter education class at the hatchery. Participants must have the completed homework or paid voucher and be registered.

Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee hosts Hike at White Lake

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 10:00am
Join the Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee (PVTC) for a hike starting at the White Lake Route 521 parking area.  The 4-5 mile hike of easy, level walking will be on White Lake Trail, plus part of the Paulinskill Trail to the Pratt truss bridge, and also requires a short walk on Spring Valley Road. Bring lunch and a drink.

CSC Dance Fest Family Event: Red Firecracker

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 2:00pm
Another opportunity to see the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company present this spectacular production depicting the origin of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration, where a group of villagers defeated the monster of the ages and started the custom of decorating and wearing red, giving gifts, lighting up the sky with fireworks and playing with firecrackers. It is a delightful production for families to enjoy together, perfect for ages 5 to adult.

Wine Tasting at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, April 1, 2017 to Sunday, April 2, 2017
"Celebrating 20 years of farming ~ New Jersey's most award winning vineyard." Alba is open every day for wine tastings, offering a wine experience unlike any other as guests sample award-winning wines paired with small bites.  Learn the story of each wine sampled, as well as Alba's history and winemaking style.

Olive with a Twist at Villa Milagro Vineyards

Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, April 2, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Like wines, olive oils can reflect their origins, how they were processed and blended and their age.  Join us this weekend to sample imported and domestic olive oils, balsamic vinegars and other delicacies.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - Stan & Elise

Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Free Concert at Rutherfurd Hall: Never Too Late

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 7:00pm
These four musicians have, collectively, more than 200 years of musical experience. AI Kessel (rhythm guitar), Bill Brandon (lead guitar) and John Ciano (steel guitar) are part of the house band for the live broadcast, barn dance radio show "Heartlands Hayride" airing on WDVR while Amy Petrie, lead female vocalist, appears on the show regularly. In addition to classic country music (Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton,Willy Nelson), this eclectic group performs soft rock (Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Judy Collins) and old standards from the 1930's and 1940's (George Gershwin, Hoagie Carmichael, Gus Khan) as they "sing the songs you love to remember".

Country Gate Players present: Into the Woods

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 8:00pmSunday, April 2, 2017 - 2:00pmFriday, April 7, 2017 - 8:00pmSaturday, April 8, 2017 - 8:00pmSunday, April 9, 2017 - 2:00pm
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic musical.

Roy's Hall: Don Kincaid and The Wait CD Release Party

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 8:00pm
Celebrate the release of the new CD "Whiskey & Women" by Don Kincaid and The Wait with a concert at Roy's Hall. Doors open at 7:30, showtime at 8pm.
The night sky as seen from the United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey observatories

Astronomy Talk & See the Evening Stars at UACNJ Observatory

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 8:00pm
The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey kicks off the 2017 season of its weekly free public programs with "What's up in the April Sky?" presented by Lonny Buinis. The astronomy presentation begins at 8pm in the lecture hall regardless of the weather, and is followed by stargazing on the observatory's telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting, in Jenny Jump State Forest.

Rock Creek Tavern - Grasping at Straws

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 8:00pm
The local (NJ/NYC/Philly) band Grasping at Straws, which plays mostly Pop/Rock/Folk, covers & originals, will perform at Rock Creek Tavern at 8 pm.

Lite Jazz at Cafe Baci

Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
9:30pm to 11:30pm
Relax and unwind with some tapas, delicious drinks and some smooth sounds, featuring Live Jazz Saturdays 9:30pm - 11:30pm.

Live Music at Bea McNally's: Dowden Brothers Band

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 10:00pm
The Dowden Brothers Band is a New Jersey cover band playing classic rock, Top 40, 80’s and 90’s hits, and of course some James Brown and Elvis to keep things cool. 908-813-1900.
 

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - George Baier

Sunday, April 2, 2017 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Wine and Girl Scout Cookie Pairing at Brook Hollow

Sunday, April 2, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
It is that time of year and you're probably thinking "please no more Girl Scout cookies." Well it's time to step it up a notch and make it more fun for the adults.

Rock Creek Tavern - Carter Lansing

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
Easton-area musician Carter Lansing will perform at Rock Creek Tavern at 4 pm.
Continuing: 

Yoga with Delia six-week session

Monday, March 13, 2017Monday, March 20, 2017Monday, March 27, 2017Monday, April 3, 2017Monday, April 10, 2017Monday, April 24, 2017
The 6-Week Session starts March 13, with the Beginner class at 4pm and the 5-Techniques of Yoga class at 5:15pm. Cost is $78 for 6 Weeks or $16 per Walk-in Class.
Community Corner: 

Breakfast with the Bunnies

Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
9:00am to 11:30am
The Warren County 4-H Teen Council hosts Breakfast with the Bunnies! This leadership fund drive event is open to all. Just $5 per person for a great breakfast, and you can visit some bunnies.

Travel Through Time Fashion Show

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 2:00pmSunday, April 2, 2017 - 4:30pm
Centenary University continues with 150th anniversary events with a fashion show to appeal to those who have a love for fashion AND history, as more than 20 students will model outfits that were popular since 1867 until today. The fashion show is presented twice with a reception in between.

"Go Green With Hope" Green Fair

Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
All are invited to this “Spring Cleanout Extravaganza” and 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. Click "more" for the full list of activities.
More Things to Do: 

Art Exhibit: Roads and Byways of Warren County

See 64 works by local artists in a variety of media, including watercolor, acrylic, ink print and photography that depict many beautiful and interesting spots around the county. The exhibit runs through April 15 in the Warren County ARTS Gallery in the hallways of the Oxford Township Municipal Building, and can be seen during business hours, Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm.
Plan Ahead: 

Argyle Fish & Chips at Mtn. Lake Fire Co.

Friday, April 7, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Sponsored by Mountain Lake Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary, in addition to Argyle Restaurant's "highest quality Scottish-style Fish 'n' Chips," a large selection of homemade desserts will also be available. If you prefer chicken, it must be ordered in advance by April 5.

Easter Bunny Train Ride & Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 8, 2017Sunday, April 9, 2017Saturday, April 15, 2017
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.
 

CSC Dance Fest: Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents "CrossCurrent"

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 2:00pm
Centenary Stage Company's Dance Fest 2017 wraps up the Nai Ni Chen Dance Company presenting "CrossCurrent". A blossom of color, energy and motion that The New York Times said was "like endlessly proliferating forces of cosmic energy," the dances of Nai-Ni Chen fuse the dynamic freedom of American spirit with the grace and splendor of the Asian soul as this award-winning company showcases its visionary new program.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Booking Now - the last one SOLD OUT! Stomp to the music and feel the sensation between your toes. Formal wine tasting, delicious spaghetti and meatballs dinner with tossed salad and homemade breads, wine cellar tour and ending with a dessert wine tasting. Includes wine glass to take home. Reservations required. 

High School Student Photo Competition

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 7:30pm
Hillcrest Camera Club of Phillipsburg sponsors the first High School Student Photo Competition. The public is welcome.

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This Week: 

James McMurtry at Roy's Hall

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 8:00pm

Longtime fans know McMurtry’s vibrant vignettes have turned heads for a quarter century now. “James McMurtry is one of my very few favorite songwriters on Earth and these days he’s working at the top of his game,” says Americana all-star Jason Isbell. “He has that rare gift of being able to make a listener laugh out loud at one line and choke up at the next. I don’t think anybody writes better lyrics.” Those poignant lyrics of McMurtry’s immense catalog all ring true today. In 2011, “We Can’t Make It Here” was cited among The Nation’s “Best Protest Songs Ever.” Bob Lefsetz wrote that it “has stood the test of time because of its unmitigated truth.” Don't miss TONIGHT'S show!

Comedy Night at Buck Hill

Thursday, March 30, 2017 -
9:30pm to 11:00pm

Come and witness the comedic genius of Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson. James “Jim” Florentine is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and television personality.

CSC Dance Fest School/Public Matinee: Red Firecracker

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 10:30am

This performance is a School Matinee but is also open to the public. It's a spectacular production of dazzling props, colorful costumes, mesmerizing music, fantastic acrobatics, and lively dance, as the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company tells the legend of the origin of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration.

The Drive Blues Band at Rock Creek Tavern

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 8:00pm

This Hunterdon County-based blues band - with a set list that spans Eric Clapton and Cream to Susan Tedeschi and Joe Cocker - will get you on your feet to dance the night away!

Hunter Education - Firearms and Archery

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 8:00am

Get ready for hunting by taking a hunter education class at the hatchery. Participants must have the completed homework or paid voucher and be registered.

Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee hosts Hike at White Lake

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 10:00am

Join the Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee (PVTC) for a hike starting at the White Lake Route 521 parking area.  The 4-5 mile hike of easy, level walking will be on White Lake Trail, plus part of the Paulinskill Trail to the Pratt truss bridge, and also requires a short walk on Spring Valley Road. Bring lunch and a drink.

CSC Dance Fest Family Event: Red Firecracker

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 2:00pm

Another opportunity to see the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company present this spectacular production depicting the origin of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration, where a group of villagers defeated the monster of the ages and started the custom of decorating and wearing red, giving gifts, lighting up the sky with fireworks and playing with firecrackers. It is a delightful production for families to enjoy together, perfect for ages 5 to adult.

Wine Tasting at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, April 1, 2017 to Sunday, April 2, 2017

"Celebrating 20 years of farming ~ New Jersey's most award winning vineyard." Alba is open every day for wine tastings, offering a wine experience unlike any other as guests sample award-winning wines paired with small bites.  Learn the story of each wine sampled, as well as Alba's history and winemaking style.

Olive with a Twist at Villa Milagro Vineyards

Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, April 2, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Like wines, olive oils can reflect their origins, how they were processed and blended and their age.  Join us this weekend to sample imported and domestic olive oils, balsamic vinegars and other delicacies.

Free Concert at Rutherfurd Hall: Never Too Late

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

These four musicians have, collectively, more than 200 years of musical experience. AI Kessel (rhythm guitar), Bill Brandon (lead guitar) and John Ciano (steel guitar) are part of the house band for the live broadcast, barn dance radio show "Heartlands Hayride" airing on WDVR while Amy Petrie, lead female vocalist, appears on the show regularly. In addition to classic country music (Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton,Willy Nelson), this eclectic group performs soft rock (Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Judy Collins) and old standards from the 1930's and 1940's (George Gershwin, Hoagie Carmichael, Gus Khan) as they "sing the songs you love to remember".

Country Gate Players present: Into the Woods

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 2:00pm
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 2:00pm

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic musical.

The night sky as seen from the United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey observatories

Astronomy Talk & See the Evening Stars at UACNJ Observatory

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 8:00pm

The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey kicks off the 2017 season of its weekly free public programs with "What's up in the April Sky?" presented by Lonny Buinis. The astronomy presentation begins at 8pm in the lecture hall regardless of the weather, and is followed by stargazing on the observatory's telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting, in Jenny Jump State Forest.

Rock Creek Tavern - Grasping at Straws

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 8:00pm

The local (NJ/NYC/Philly) band Grasping at Straws, which plays mostly Pop/Rock/Folk, covers & originals, will perform at Rock Creek Tavern at 8 pm.

Lite Jazz at Cafe Baci

Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
9:30pm to 11:30pm

Relax and unwind with some tapas, delicious drinks and some smooth sounds, featuring Live Jazz Saturdays 9:30pm - 11:30pm.

Live Music at Bea McNally's: Dowden Brothers Band

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 10:00pm

The Dowden Brothers Band is a New Jersey cover band playing classic rock, Top 40, 80’s and 90’s hits, and of course some James Brown and Elvis to keep things cool. 908-813-1900.

 

 
Continuing: 

Yoga with Delia six-week session

Monday, March 13, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
Monday, March 27, 2017
Monday, April 3, 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017

The 6-Week Session starts March 13, with the Beginner class at 4pm and the 5-Techniques of Yoga class at 5:15pm. Cost is $78 for 6 Weeks or $16 per Walk-in Class.

 
Community Corner: 

Breakfast with the Bunnies

Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
9:00am to 11:30am

The Warren County 4-H Teen Council hosts Breakfast with the Bunnies! This leadership fund drive event is open to all. Just $5 per person for a great breakfast, and you can visit some bunnies.

Travel Through Time Fashion Show

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 2:00pm
Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 4:30pm

Centenary University continues with 150th anniversary events with a fashion show to appeal to those who have a love for fashion AND history, as more than 20 students will model outfits that were popular since 1867 until today. The fashion show is presented twice with a reception in between.

"Go Green With Hope" Green Fair

Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

All are invited to this “Spring Cleanout Extravaganza” and 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. Click "more" for the full list of activities.

 
More Things to Do: 

Art Exhibit: Roads and Byways of Warren County

See 64 works by local artists in a variety of media, including watercolor, acrylic, ink print and photography that depict many beautiful and interesting spots around the county. The exhibit runs through April 15 in the Warren County ARTS Gallery in the hallways of the Oxford Township Municipal Building, and can be seen during business hours, Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Argyle Fish & Chips at Mtn. Lake Fire Co.

Friday, April 7, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Sponsored by Mountain Lake Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary, in addition to Argyle Restaurant's "highest quality Scottish-style Fish 'n' Chips," a large selection of homemade desserts will also be available. If you prefer chicken, it must be ordered in advance by April 5.

Easter Bunny Train Ride & Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Saturday, April 15, 2017

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.

 

CSC Dance Fest: Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents "CrossCurrent"

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 2:00pm

Centenary Stage Company's Dance Fest 2017 wraps up the Nai Ni Chen Dance Company presenting "CrossCurrent". A blossom of color, energy and motion that The New York Times said was "like endlessly proliferating forces of cosmic energy," the dances of Nai-Ni Chen fuse the dynamic freedom of American spirit with the grace and splendor of the Asian soul as this award-winning company showcases its visionary new program.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Booking Now - the last one SOLD OUT! Stomp to the music and feel the sensation between your toes. Formal wine tasting, delicious spaghetti and meatballs dinner with tossed salad and homemade breads, wine cellar tour and ending with a dessert wine tasting. Includes wine glass to take home. Reservations required.