Starting May 2, 2018 | Explore Warren

 

Starting May 2, 2018

"The world's favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May." -  Edwin Way Teale (1899-1980) American naturalist, photographer and writer

The forsythia has blossomed,  flowers are flowering, blooms are blooming - Spring's long-awaited warm weather has finally arrived! And with it, some perennials are here once again, like the carnivals in Phillipsburg and Hackettstown, the celebration of Spring with a song fest,  the run along - and for - the river, the resumption of the weekend Winery Train runs. It's the season of beginnings, with a new winery facility, but we also look back, with Blairstown History Month. But don't forget to plan ahead! See our section below with some of the places where you can celebrate Mother's Day next weekend. So read on, and Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Bus Tour of Historic Allamuchy from Rutherfurd Hall

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 -
11:00am to 12:30pm
Rutherfurd Hall's Bus Tour of Historical Allamuchy will take you to sites within Allamuchy that are tied to Rutherfurd Hall.

Saints Phillip and James School Carnival 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 5:00pm to Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 8:00pm
Bring the kids to a carnival sponsored by Saints Phillip & James School. There will be fun, rides, food, live music, and much more!

Bourbon Cigar Night on the Patio at Buck Hill

Thursday, May 3, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Buck Hill’s First Bourbon and Cigar Night on the Patio! Price includes a special 4-course dinner menu and a bourbon tasting menu.

Learn How to Make a Macrame Planter

Thursday, May 3, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Meet fiber artist Beth Carson and learn the fascinating craft of macrame. It’s surprisingly simple and the textural knots are fun to make! This 2-hour workshop comes with everything you need to make the holder like the one pictured  - even the potted plant! Refreshments, too. Space is limited so reserve today.

Hackettstown Spring Festival

Friday, May 4, 2018 to Sunday, May 6, 2018
Welcome back the warm weather with the 26th Annual Spring Festival, held on the fields behind Centenary University on Fifth and Reese Avenues. This family favorite, free with a suggested donation for parking, features rides, live music, games, candy giveaways from the locally based Mars Wrigley Confectionary and much more.  In addition, Hackettstown Medical Center will feature a “Teddy Bear Hospital” on Saturday from 1-4pm where kids 3-6 are invited to bring their ill or injured stuffed animals to the hospital tent for care.

Mini Gardening Workshop at Flowerland Growers, LLC

Friday, May 4, 2018 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Get a head start on Mother's Day and create a special gift for Mom: an enchanting Fairy Garden that you can enjoy all year long. No registration required. This workshop is perfect for the whole family! Light refreshments will be served.

Cool Candy Chemistry

Friday, May 4, 2018 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Children from Kindergarten to 6th Grade are invited to join Kaleidoscope Enrichment in this exciting event that encourages kids to learn the science behind the food.

First Friday Celebration at Pequest Co-Op

Friday, May 4, 2018 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Indoor and outdoor activities like open mic, book signings, workshops, food and beverages; good times for everyone. The free event is kid friendly.

First Friday Celebration at Thisilldous

Friday, May 4, 2018 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Bring the family to enjoy some music and dinner at Thisilldous: Fresh, local & friendly! Open all day; dinner served 5pm-9pm with music from Karen & Jeff 6pm-9pm.

Mom & Me – Make a Floral Wreath

Friday, May 4, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Want some Mom and Daughter time? Come to The Farm in Harmony where each person can make their own floral wreath using a wire frame, our beautiful strawflowers, ribbon, fabric and other textures.

Comedy Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 7:00pm
It's time to laugh! Join Rutherfurd Hall and watch 4 NY/NJ Comedians perform hilarious stand-up comedy. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $25 per person.

Country Gate Players Presents: Harvey

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 8:00pmSaturday, May 5, 2018 - 8:00pmSunday, May 6, 2018 - 2:00pm
Harvey, a Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase, is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey -- a pooka, who is a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit. One weekend only!

Live Music at Pather Pub: JJ Lynch Band

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 8:30pm
JJ Lynch Band rocks the stage with their blues and rock 'n' roll covers and originals! Bring your family and friends. 

Live Music at Bea McNally's: Wind Up Monkey

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 10:00pm
Have fun with Wind Up Monkey! Enjoy a night out with friends while eating some delicious food.

International Female Ride Day

Saturday, May 5, 2018 to Monday, May 7, 2018
Join women in the celebration of female riders! Not just a day, but a whole weekend of motorcyle events for women, from Friday's Welcome Dinner through rides and events Saturday and Sunday. Meet Gloria Tramontin-Struck, 92 years old and still riding! Hosted by Garden State Girls, New Jersey, Chapter of Women of the Wind, and centered at Tramontin Harley-Davidson, with proceeds supporting the fight against cancer.  

Opening Weekend for The Winery Train

Saturday, May 5, 2018 to Sunday, May 6, 2018
It's opening weekend for the Winery Train! Enjoy an afternoon trip along the scenic Delaware River behind New Jersey's only operating steam locomotive, then visit to one of New Jersey's most beautiful wineries, Villa Milagro Vineyards. Learn how grapes are grown and made into wine, then sample and purchase at the source. This season's Winery Train starts May 5 and continues every weekend through October 28.

Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee hosts a Group Hike

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 10:00am
Join the Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee (PVTC) for a hike at the Blairstown Airport. The PVTC, a Friends Organization of the Kittatinny Valley State Park, will host the hike.

Clucas Farms West Open House

Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018 -
10:00am to 6:00pm
It's their 12th Annual Open House! Visit and look through all of their greenhouses, and plan your Spring planting with fresh new ideas and old favorities.

Cinco de Mayo Mexican Fiesta at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Four Sisters Winery. Enjoy your choice of cheese quesadilla or a hard Taco. Wear fiesta fun wear and receive a special discount.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Watch the Derby at Buck Hill Brewery

Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
11:00am to 11:00pm
Celebrate Cino de Mayo and watch the Kentucky Derby at the Hill!

Cinco De Mayo Party at the Draught House

Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
12:00pm to 11:45pm
Come to the Draught House for their biggest Cinco De Mayo Party.  They will have great Mexican food specials, margarita specials, giveaways, and a live DJ all night.

Cinco de Mayo at Villa Milagro

Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Raise a glass of Sangria to toast the spirit of "unlikely victories" at this American (yes! American!!) celebration!

Professional Magician and Card Sharp at Shippen Manor Museum

Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Shippen Manor Museum presents Ron Frost, professional magician and card sharp, performing an ongoing one-man show throughout the afternoon.

Music under the Arbor - Last Thursday Band

Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
1:30pm to 5:00pm
Relax to the sounds of The Last Thursday Band - classic and contemporary jazz, pop, blues, and rock.

25th Anniversary Springfest of Song

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 7:30pm
Celebrating 25 years of performances with its 2018 Springfest of Song, the Community Singers, directed by Hunter Chadeayne, perform two days in a row in two different locations, Saturday evening in Phillipsburg and Sunday afternooon in Washington. Two of the Singers’ former music directors - Karla Lake, the original conductor, and Bob Riday - serve as guest conductors at both concerts. The concert also features the Children’s Chorus of Warren County under the direction of Mariah Adams.

Cinco De Mayo with Phil -n- the Blanks at Rock Creek

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 8:00pm
Phil -n- the Blanks play a variety of music from the '70s, '80s and '90s like the Police, Rush,  The Who and Led Zeppelin. Come check them out.

Katastrophy at Bea McNally's

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 10:00pm
Come to Bea McNally's and listen to Katastrophy! Offers up a musical mix that’s sure to get the audience moving. 

MWA Run for the River

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 8:30am
Join with the Musconetcong Watershed Association and run or walk a scenic loop in the beautiful Musconetcong watershed. You'll pass streams, pastures, historic buildings and the scenic Musconetcong River on this mostly flat 4-mile run or walk, held rain or shine.

Bike Tour of RVC Preserves

Sunday, May 6, 2018 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Explore Ridge and Valley Conservancy's preserves by bike. Meet at the White Lake barn at 9am for a pre-ride safety check.  Departure is at 10am.

Yoga at The Brook Hollow Winery

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 10:30am
It’s that time again! Get your yoga on – and your wine/wine slushies at Brook Hollow Winery!

Sunday Brunch At Willy's

Sunday, May 6, 2018 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
William's Irish Tavern hosts a monthly brunch with mimosas! 

Spring In Vendor & Craft Fair

Sunday, May 6, 2018 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Brought to you by It's the Talk of the Town, LLC and hosted by Brook Hollow Winery. Crafts, gifts, wine tasting, food, music, and fashion. Free admission.

Music under the Arbor - Kathy Phillips Trio

Sunday, May 6, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Relax to the sounds of The Kathy Phillips Trio - unique blend of pop, folk, rock, and jazz.

25th Anniversary Springfest of Song

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 3:00pm
The second of two performances celebrating the ensemble's 25 years of performances, this one in Washington Borouh. The Silver Anniversary Springfest, which also features the Children’s Chorus of Warren County and guest conductors from the Singers' past, is followed by reception in the church’s fellowship hall.

BHPC History Month - Founders' Day

Monday, May 7, 2018 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Blairstown Historic Preservation Committee's 2018 History Month begins on Monday, May 7 by honoring our BHPC founders: former Mayor and Committeewoman the late Anita Ardia, and Blairstown's Historian the late Helen Hall. A biography of their lives will be reviewed as well as the role they played in founding our Committee in 2001.

Yoga For Veterans

Monday, May 7, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Come to The Farm in Harmony for a therapeutic yoga class designed for Veterans and their families to attend.

T-Shirt Quilt Class

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
T-shirt quilts, or quilts made out of clothing of a child or loved one are one-of-a-kind projects with special meaning to family and friends.
Continuing: 

Meditation Class

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:30pmWednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:30pmWednesday, May 16, 2018 - 6:30pmWednesday, May 2, 2018 - 6:30pm
Rutherfurd Hall introduces a Meditation Class with, Jean Marie of Fostering the Journey.

Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs - Spring Session

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 3:30pmThursday, May 3, 2018 - 3:30pmTuesday, May 8, 2018 - 3:30pmThursday, May 10, 2018 - 3:30pmTuesday, May 15, 2018 - 3:30pmThursday, May 17, 2018 - 3:30pmTuesday, May 22, 2018 - 3:30pmThursday, May 24, 2018 - 3:30pmTuesday, May 29, 2018 - 3:30pmThursday, May 31, 2018 - 3:30pm
Beginning in April, RVC will offer a free weekly youth fishing program known as “Hooked on Fishing not on Drugs (HOFNOD)”.

Centenary Student Production: Lucky Stiff

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 7:30pmFriday, May 4, 2018 - 8:00pmSaturday, May 5, 2018 - 8:00pmSunday, May 6, 2018 - 2:00pm
Tony Award-winning writing team, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's, first produced show, Lucky Stiff, premiered Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons.

Music by DJ Nappz at Bea McNally's Irish Pub

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 10:00pmThursday, May 10, 2018 - 10:00pmThursday, May 17, 2018 - 10:00pmThursday, May 24, 2018 - 10:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 - 10:00pm
Come out to Bea McNally's for a fun night with DJ Nappz! 

Acoustic Open Mic Night/Jams at Kathy's Kove

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 7:00pmFriday, May 11, 2018 - 7:00pmFriday, May 18, 2018 - 7:00pmFriday, May 25, 2018 - 7:00pm
Every Friday, come to Kathy's Kove to sing your heart out! Bring your instrument, voice, poetry, story or written word. They have the mic and amp.

United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey Presents: What's Up in the May Sky?

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 8:00pm
Hear an informative program presented by Lonny Buinis, RVCC, then enjoy night sky viewing through the UACNJ telescopes in the dark skies of Jenny Jump State Forest, weather permitting. All you need to bring is your  curiosity and an open mind to be amazed at the sights in our night sky.

Lite Jazz at Cafe Baci

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 9:30pmSaturday, May 12, 2018 - 9:30pmSaturday, May 19, 2018 - 9:30pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 - 9:30pm
Relax and unwind with some tapas, delicious drinks and some smooth sounds, featuring Live Jazz Saturdays 9:30-11:30pm.

Live Music every Sunday at The Asbury Coffee Mill

Sunday, May 6, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, May 13, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, May 20, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, May 27, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Live Acoustic Music every Sunday! Enjoy some coffee, food and music. 

Yoga Series at Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 4:00pmMonday, April 16, 2018 - 4:00pmMonday, April 23, 2018 - 4:00pmMonday, April 30, 2018 - 4:00pmMonday, May 7, 2018 - 4:00pmMonday, May 14, 2018 - 4:00pmMonday, May 21, 2018 - 4:00pm
Begin Your Journey to a Better Life! Yoga Class with Delia for beginners starts at 4pm and Advanced Beginner/Intermediate 5:15-6:30pm. $91 for 7-week session or $16 per session.

Open Mic Night at Mama's Cafe Baci

Monday, May 7, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, May 14, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, May 21, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, May 28, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Open Mic Night is available to single or duo acoustic players and vocalists. No amps, drums or bands allowed.
Community Corner: 

Annual Spring Booksale Fundraiser at the Phillipsburg Library

Thursday, May 3, 2018 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Friday, May 4, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
All proceeds from The Friends of the Phillipsburg Free Public Library's annual sale support the Summer Reading Program and other educational and cultural enrichment programs at the library.  Thursday is an advance preview night for members. Come on out and find that book you’ve been looking for or find one you never knew you wanted.

Knowlton Fine Arts End-of-the-Year Art Show

Friday, May 4, 2018 -
3:00pm to 7:00pm
Knowlton Fine Arts is having their end-of-the-year art show with paintings, drawings, sculpture, pottery, and more. Refreshments will be served while students and teachers offer music.

Pohatcong Township Community Yard Sale

Saturday, May 5, 2018 to Sunday, May 6, 2018
Do you have anything you are looking to get rid of? The Pohatcong History and Heritage Society is accepting donations for this year's Spring Yard Sale to benefit the restoration of Shimer Mansion.

Free Trees to Celebrate Arbor Day

Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Thanks to a program from the NJ Forest Service and the Arbor Day Foundation, the Liberty Township Environmental Commission and Girl Scout Troop 97260 will be handing o

Cinco De Mayo Fish Fry

Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Feel like celebrating spring and Cinco De Mayo with a fresh Fish Fry? Enjoy some fresh fried cod, classic french fries, homemade cole slaw along with “virgin” margaritas.

Five Wishes Living Will Workshop

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Five Wishes is an easy-to-use legal document written in everyday language that lets adults of all ages plan how they want to be cared for. This workshop is presented by Home Instead Senior Care and is being hosted by Friends of Phillipsburg Free Public Library. Seating is limited, so please call the library at 908-454-3712 to reserve your seat.
Plan Ahead: 

Warren County Disability Resource Fair

Thursday, May 10, 2018 -
2:00pm to 6:00pm
Everyone is welcome to the Warren County Disability Fair! Learn about area resources including vocational and job training opportunities, disability benefits and estate planning, adult services, housing, recreation, higher education opportunities and much more.

DASACC hosts Benefit Performance of The Vagina Monologues at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, May 10, 2018 -
6:15pm to 9:00pm
The Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County (DASACC) will host a one-night only benefit reading of Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues at Rutherfurd Hall.

Herbs and Their Many Uses

Friday, May 11, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:15pm
Want to learn about herbs and their culinary and traditional uses? Add pizzaz to your culinary dishes? Christine Gaffney, a master gardener and herb docent from Essex County, will be your instructor.

Mom & Me – Make a Floral Wreath

Friday, May 11, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Want some Mom and Daughter time? Come to The Farm in Harmony where you and your daughter can make a floral wreath using a wire frame, our beautiful strawflowers, ribbon, fabric and other textures.

Morris Canal Bus Tour - Warren County

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Don't miss this scenic tour of the historic Morris Canal, which sold out when it was last offered in the spring. Come see for yourself what made our canal unique in all the world, visiting sites including Port Colden, Bread Lock Park, Plane 9 West and more. 

Spring Fling Vendor Fair

Saturday, May 12, 2018 -
7:00am to 5:00pm
Come to Country Corner Store and Cafe for their first event!

Beginner Quilting Classes: Shapes – The Rail Fence

Saturday, May 12, 2018 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Do you want to try quilting? Rail Fence is a perfect block design that allows the beginner to build their sewing and quilting skills easily, while creating fun and easy to follow patterns.

Mother's Day Weekend at Brook Hollow

Saturday, May 12, 2018 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, May 13, 2018 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Brook Hollow will be open normal business hours Mother's Day weekend from 12pm-6pm with regular wine tastings at $10/person and live music between 1:30pm and 4:30pm.

Villa Milagro Concert Series: Ginni Corsello Nightcap Jazz Quartet

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 6:30pm
Villa Milagro's Concert Series showcases local musicians in a concert setting. Come to hear, appreciate and enjoy Jazz and Classical musicians and vocalists from traditional to contemporary.

Flower Barn Quilt Paint Night at The Carriage House

Friday, May 11, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Paint a 12" by 12" Flower Barn Quilt - $35 includes all supplies and instruction. This event is BYOB and perfect for beginners!

Yarn returns to Roy's Hall

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 8:00pm
In an era of click-bait and sound bites, Yarn provides a real experience. They're not just a live band; they're a band for people who want to live.

Mother's Day at The Willows

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Let The Willows do the cooking and clean up. Celebrate your Mother at The Willows. Call to make your reservation at 908-574-5101.

Celebrate Mother's Day at The Architects Golf Club

Sunday, May 13, 2018 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Treat your Mom to brunch at Architects! Reservations are available from 10-5 pm, and are required.

Mother's Day Brunch at The Loft at Jack's Barn

Sunday, May 13, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:30pm
The Loft at Jacks's Barn and award winning Chef, Franco Vitella, present A Special Mother's Day Buffet Brunch. This beautifully restored feed barn & once molasses mill served local farmers.

Mother’s Day on the Hill

Sunday, May 13, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:00pm
Celebrate Mother's Day at Buck Hill Brewery! Every Mom gets a rose.

Celebrate Mother's Day at Flynn's On the Hill

Sunday, May 13, 2018 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Celebrate your Mom at Flynn's On the Hill for brunch! Cost is $24.95 for Adults, $21.95 for Seniors, $12 for Children ages 5-10 and free for Children under 5.

Mother's Day Brunch at Inn at Millrace Pond

Sunday, May 13, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Check out the amazing menu offered, and call 908-459-4884 to reserve your table! 

Alba Vineyard's Annual Mother's Day Festival

Sunday, May 13, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Show your love for the important women in your life with a day at Alba Vineyard, New Jersey’s largest estate vineyard overlooking the scenic Musconetcong Valley. 

Mother's Day Dinner at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, May 13, 2018 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Italian Chef, Matty Matarazzo promises a meal fit for your Mom as he brings back the traditional Mother's Day dinner of Roasted Turkey and Baked Ham with all the trimmings.

Rock Creek Tavern- Mother's Day Special Event!

Sunday, May 13, 2018 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Join the Rock Creek Tavern on Mother's Day for their monthly plant nite. Relax with your Mom and enjoy some awesome food, drinks and planting a terrarium. 

Spring Rolled Paper Flower Wreath

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join Casey for an evening of creating rolled paper flowers to decorate a natural material wreath for your home or to give as a gift.

Troop 54, Where Are You? Car and Truck Show

Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Boy Scouts of America Troop 54 presents its annual Car and Truck Show:  Car Troop 54, Where Are You? Bring your wheels or just come out to see the cars and trucks that others have entered in the show while you enjoy food and music. Dash Plaques for the first 50 cars registered.

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This Week: 

Saints Phillip and James School Carnival 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 5:00pm to Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 8:00pm

Bring the kids to a carnival sponsored by Saints Phillip & James School. There will be fun, rides, food, live music, and much more!

Learn How to Make a Macrame Planter

Thursday, May 3, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Meet fiber artist Beth Carson and learn the fascinating craft of macrame. It’s surprisingly simple and the textural knots are fun to make! This 2-hour workshop comes with everything you need to make the holder like the one pictured  - even the potted plant! Refreshments, too. Space is limited so reserve today.

Hackettstown Spring Festival

Friday, May 4, 2018 to Sunday, May 6, 2018

Welcome back the warm weather with the 26th Annual Spring Festival, held on the fields behind Centenary University on Fifth and Reese Avenues. This family favorite, free with a suggested donation for parking, features rides, live music, games, candy giveaways from the locally based Mars Wrigley Confectionary and much more.  In addition, Hackettstown Medical Center will feature a “Teddy Bear Hospital” on Saturday from 1-4pm where kids 3-6 are invited to bring their ill or injured stuffed animals to the hospital tent for care.

Mini Gardening Workshop at Flowerland Growers, LLC

Friday, May 4, 2018 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

Get a head start on Mother's Day and create a special gift for Mom: an enchanting Fairy Garden that you can enjoy all year long. No registration required. This workshop is perfect for the whole family! Light refreshments will be served.

Cool Candy Chemistry

Friday, May 4, 2018 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

Children from Kindergarten to 6th Grade are invited to join Kaleidoscope Enrichment in this exciting event that encourages kids to learn the science behind the food.

First Friday Celebration at Pequest Co-Op

Friday, May 4, 2018 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Indoor and outdoor activities like open mic, book signings, workshops, food and beverages; good times for everyone. The free event is kid friendly.

First Friday Celebration at Thisilldous

Friday, May 4, 2018 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Bring the family to enjoy some music and dinner at Thisilldous: Fresh, local & friendly! Open all day; dinner served 5pm-9pm with music from Karen & Jeff 6pm-9pm.

Mom & Me – Make a Floral Wreath

Friday, May 4, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Want some Mom and Daughter time? Come to The Farm in Harmony where each person can make their own floral wreath using a wire frame, our beautiful strawflowers, ribbon, fabric and other textures.

Comedy Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 7:00pm

It's time to laugh! Join Rutherfurd Hall and watch 4 NY/NJ Comedians perform hilarious stand-up comedy. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $25 per person.

Country Gate Players Presents: Harvey

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 2:00pm

Harvey, a Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase, is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey -- a pooka, who is a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit. One weekend only!

International Female Ride Day

Saturday, May 5, 2018 to Monday, May 7, 2018

Join women in the celebration of female riders! Not just a day, but a whole weekend of motorcyle events for women, from Friday's Welcome Dinner through rides and events Saturday and Sunday. Meet Gloria Tramontin-Struck, 92 years old and still riding! Hosted by Garden State Girls, New Jersey, Chapter of Women of the Wind, and centered at Tramontin Harley-Davidson, with proceeds supporting the fight against cancer.  

Opening Weekend for The Winery Train

Saturday, May 5, 2018 to Sunday, May 6, 2018

It's opening weekend for the Winery Train! Enjoy an afternoon trip along the scenic Delaware River behind New Jersey's only operating steam locomotive, then visit to one of New Jersey's most beautiful wineries, Villa Milagro Vineyards. Learn how grapes are grown and made into wine, then sample and purchase at the source. This season's Winery Train starts May 5 and continues every weekend through October 28.

Clucas Farms West Open House

Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018 -
10:00am to 6:00pm

It's their 12th Annual Open House! Visit and look through all of their greenhouses, and plan your Spring planting with fresh new ideas and old favorities.

Cinco de Mayo Mexican Fiesta at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Four Sisters Winery. Enjoy your choice of cheese quesadilla or a hard Taco. Wear fiesta fun wear and receive a special discount.

Cinco De Mayo Party at the Draught House

Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
12:00pm to 11:45pm

Come to the Draught House for their biggest Cinco De Mayo Party.  They will have great Mexican food specials, margarita specials, giveaways, and a live DJ all night.

Cinco de Mayo at Villa Milagro

Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Raise a glass of Sangria to toast the spirit of "unlikely victories" at this American (yes! American!!) celebration!

25th Anniversary Springfest of Song

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 7:30pm

Celebrating 25 years of performances with its 2018 Springfest of Song, the Community Singers, directed by Hunter Chadeayne, perform two days in a row in two different locations, Saturday evening in Phillipsburg and Sunday afternooon in Washington. Two of the Singers’ former music directors - Karla Lake, the original conductor, and Bob Riday - serve as guest conductors at both concerts. The concert also features the Children’s Chorus of Warren County under the direction of Mariah Adams.

Katastrophy at Bea McNally's

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 10:00pm

Come to Bea McNally's and listen to Katastrophy! Offers up a musical mix that’s sure to get the audience moving. 

MWA Run for the River

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 8:30am

Join with the Musconetcong Watershed Association and run or walk a scenic loop in the beautiful Musconetcong watershed. You'll pass streams, pastures, historic buildings and the scenic Musconetcong River on this mostly flat 4-mile run or walk, held rain or shine.

Bike Tour of RVC Preserves

Sunday, May 6, 2018 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Explore Ridge and Valley Conservancy's preserves by bike. Meet at the White Lake barn at 9am for a pre-ride safety check.  Departure is at 10am.

Spring In Vendor & Craft Fair

Sunday, May 6, 2018 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

Brought to you by It's the Talk of the Town, LLC and hosted by Brook Hollow Winery. Crafts, gifts, wine tasting, food, music, and fashion. Free admission.

25th Anniversary Springfest of Song

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 3:00pm

The second of two performances celebrating the ensemble's 25 years of performances, this one in Washington Borouh. The Silver Anniversary Springfest, which also features the Children’s Chorus of Warren County and guest conductors from the Singers' past, is followed by reception in the church’s fellowship hall.

BHPC History Month - Founders' Day

Monday, May 7, 2018 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm

Blairstown Historic Preservation Committee's 2018 History Month begins on Monday, May 7 by honoring our BHPC founders: former Mayor and Committeewoman the late Anita Ardia, and Blairstown's Historian the late Helen Hall. A biography of their lives will be reviewed as well as the role they played in founding our Committee in 2001.

Yoga For Veterans

Monday, May 7, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm

Come to The Farm in Harmony for a therapeutic yoga class designed for Veterans and their families to attend.

T-Shirt Quilt Class

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm

T-shirt quilts, or quilts made out of clothing of a child or loved one are one-of-a-kind projects with special meaning to family and friends.

 
Continuing: 

Meditation Class

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 6:30pm

Rutherfurd Hall introduces a Meditation Class with, Jean Marie of Fostering the Journey.

Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs - Spring Session

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 3:30pm
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 3:30pm
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 3:30pm
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 3:30pm
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 3:30pm
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 3:30pm
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 3:30pm
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 3:30pm
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 3:30pm
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 3:30pm

Beginning in April, RVC will offer a free weekly youth fishing program known as “Hooked on Fishing not on Drugs (HOFNOD)”.

Centenary Student Production: Lucky Stiff

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 7:30pm
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 2:00pm

Tony Award-winning writing team, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's, first produced show, Lucky Stiff, premiered Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons.

Music by DJ Nappz at Bea McNally's Irish Pub

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 10:00pm
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 10:00pm
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 10:00pm
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 10:00pm
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 10:00pm

Come out to Bea McNally's for a fun night with DJ Nappz! 

Acoustic Open Mic Night/Jams at Kathy's Kove

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, May 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 7:00pm

Every Friday, come to Kathy's Kove to sing your heart out! Bring your instrument, voice, poetry, story or written word. They have the mic and amp.

United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey Presents: What's Up in the May Sky?

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 8:00pm

Hear an informative program presented by Lonny Buinis, RVCC, then enjoy night sky viewing through the UACNJ telescopes in the dark skies of Jenny Jump State Forest, weather permitting. All you need to bring is your  curiosity and an open mind to be amazed at the sights in our night sky.

Lite Jazz at Cafe Baci

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 9:30pm
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 9:30pm
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 9:30pm
Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 9:30pm

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

Live Music every Sunday at The Asbury Coffee Mill

Sunday, May 6, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, May 13, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, May 20, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, May 27, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Live Acoustic Music every Sunday! Enjoy some coffee, food and music. 

Yoga Series at Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 4:00pm
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 4:00pm
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 4:00pm
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 4:00pm
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 4:00pm
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 4:00pm

Begin Your Journey to a Better Life! Yoga Class with Delia for beginners starts at 4pm and Advanced Beginner/Intermediate 5:15-6:30pm. $91 for 7-week session or $16 per session.

Open Mic Night at Mama's Cafe Baci

Monday, May 7, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, May 14, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, May 21, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, May 28, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Open Mic Night is available to single or duo acoustic players and vocalists. No amps, drums or bands allowed.

 
Community Corner: 

Annual Spring Booksale Fundraiser at the Phillipsburg Library

Thursday, May 3, 2018 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Friday, May 4, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

All proceeds from The Friends of the Phillipsburg Free Public Library's annual sale support the Summer Reading Program and other educational and cultural enrichment programs at the library.  Thursday is an advance preview night for members. Come on out and find that book you’ve been looking for or find one you never knew you wanted.

Knowlton Fine Arts End-of-the-Year Art Show

Friday, May 4, 2018 -
3:00pm to 7:00pm

Knowlton Fine Arts is having their end-of-the-year art show with paintings, drawings, sculpture, pottery, and more. Refreshments will be served while students and teachers offer music.

Pohatcong Township Community Yard Sale

Saturday, May 5, 2018 to Sunday, May 6, 2018

Do you have anything you are looking to get rid of? The Pohatcong History and Heritage Society is accepting donations for this year's Spring Yard Sale to benefit the restoration of Shimer Mansion.

Free Trees to Celebrate Arbor Day

Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:00am

Thanks to a program from the NJ Forest Service and the Arbor Day Foundation, the Liberty Township Environmental Commission and Girl Scout Troop 97260 will be handing o

Cinco De Mayo Fish Fry

Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

Feel like celebrating spring and Cinco De Mayo with a fresh Fish Fry? Enjoy some fresh fried cod, classic french fries, homemade cole slaw along with “virgin” margaritas.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Warren County Disability Resource Fair

Thursday, May 10, 2018 -
2:00pm to 6:00pm

Everyone is welcome to the Warren County Disability Fair! Learn about area resources including vocational and job training opportunities, disability benefits and estate planning, adult services, housing, recreation, higher education opportunities and much more.

Herbs and Their Many Uses

Friday, May 11, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:15pm

Want to learn about herbs and their culinary and traditional uses? Add pizzaz to your culinary dishes? Christine Gaffney, a master gardener and herb docent from Essex County, will be your instructor.

Mom & Me – Make a Floral Wreath

Friday, May 11, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Want some Mom and Daughter time? Come to The Farm in Harmony where you and your daughter can make a floral wreath using a wire frame, our beautiful strawflowers, ribbon, fabric and other textures.

Spring Fling Vendor Fair

Saturday, May 12, 2018 -
7:00am to 5:00pm

Country Corner Store and Cafe'sfirst event is a vendor fair featuring local artists and artisans, face painting, chair massage, agricultural lessons for the kids including a short cooking lesson, and much more!

Beginner Quilting Classes: Shapes – The Rail Fence

Saturday, May 12, 2018 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Do you want to try quilting? Rail Fence is a perfect block design that allows the beginner to build their sewing and quilting skills easily, while creating fun and easy to follow patterns.

Mother's Day Weekend at Brook Hollow

Saturday, May 12, 2018 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, May 13, 2018 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm

Brook Hollow will be open normal business hours Mother's Day weekend from 12pm-6pm with regular wine tastings at $10/person and live music between 1:30pm and 4:30pm.

Yarn returns to Roy's Hall

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 8:00pm

In an era of click-bait and sound bites, Yarn provides a real experience. They're not just a live band; they're a band for people who want to live.

Mother's Day at The Willows

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Let The Willows do the cooking and clean up. Celebrate your Mother at The Willows. Call to make your reservation at 908-574-5101.

Mother's Day Brunch at The Loft at Jack's Barn

Sunday, May 13, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:30pm

The Loft at Jacks's Barn and award winning Chef, Franco Vitella, present A Special Mother's Day Buffet Brunch. This beautifully restored feed barn & once molasses mill served local farmers.

Celebrate Mother's Day at Flynn's On the Hill

Sunday, May 13, 2018 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

Celebrate your Mom at Flynn's On the Hill for brunch! Cost is $24.95 for Adults, $21.95 for Seniors, $12 for Children ages 5-10 and free for Children under 5.

Alba Vineyard's Annual Mother's Day Festival

Sunday, May 13, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Show your love for the important women in your life with a day at Alba Vineyard, New Jersey’s largest estate vineyard overlooking the scenic Musconetcong Valley. 

Mother's Day Dinner at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, May 13, 2018 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm

Italian Chef, Matty Matarazzo promises a meal fit for your Mom as he brings back the traditional Mother's Day dinner of Roasted Turkey and Baked Ham with all the trimmings.

Rock Creek Tavern- Mother's Day Special Event!

Sunday, May 13, 2018 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Join the Rock Creek Tavern on Mother's Day for their monthly plant nite. Relax with your Mom and enjoy some awesome food, drinks and planting a terrarium. 

Spring Rolled Paper Flower Wreath

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Casey for an evening of creating rolled paper flowers to decorate a natural material wreath for your home or to give as a gift.

CANCELLED: Troop 54, Where Are You? Car and Truck Show

Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Boy Scouts of America Troop 54 presents its annual Car and Truck Show:  Car Troop 54, Where Are You? Bring your wheels or just come out to see the cars and trucks that others have entered in the show while you enjoy food and music. Dash Plaques for the first 50 cars registered.