Starting May 31, 2017 | Explore Warren

 

Starting May 31, 2017

"But don't forget, in the meantime, that this is the season for strawberries. Yes." - Clarice Lispector, Brazilian writer

It is indeed the season, so Carpe Berry, and get them while the getting's good. Donaldson Farms just outside Hackettstown in Mansfield Township  (provider of the cute photo that tops this week's newsletter) kicks off its strawberry harvest weekends, while Stoneyfield Orchard near Belvidere is another pick-your-own spot and you'll find them on lots of farmstands will too, as you go Wandering in Warren this weekend. Read on for open houses, downtown events, and plenty of theater and music. We welcome the month of June, and wish you Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Over the Hump Wednesday Bike Night at Tramontin

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
The Wednesday Bike Night is back for the season! Featuring live music from the Above Ground Blues Band; Fiesta Food Theme by Chefs Catering; Patch Sewing by Screamin' Needle; and 20 percent off all in-stock licensed merchandise.

First Friday Celebration and Cruise Night at Thisilldous

Friday, June 2, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Join us every first Friday night in 2017. Bring the family to enjoy the music of SAGE. Fresh, local & friendly. Dinner served 5-9 p.m. with music from 6-9 p.m. 

Touch Mother Earth Community Gathering

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 5:30pm to Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
A solution-based community gathering designed to bring the community together to raise awareness through sustainable, transformative and thought-provoking workshops and presentations; live music; and spiritual-minded, hand-selected vendors and services; as well as delicious healthy food. This gathering is intended to address the need in our communities for a change in our lifestyle to create an environment of sustainability for the planet, ensuring us a habitable home where we can all thrive to the fullest.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - Stan & Elise

Friday, June 2, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Nonpareil presents: Spencer Reed

Friday, June 2, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, June 16, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Enjoy jazz guitarist and vocalist Spencer Reed, a staple at the legendary Deerhead Inn jazz haunt in Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania.

Marc Broussard (Acoustic duo w/Ted Broussard) at Roy's Hall

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
Marc Broussard is an artist with a unique gift of channeling the spirits of classic R&B, rock and soul into contemporary terms.

The Rich Meyer Show (Adult Comedy) at Rock Creek Tavern

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
Come on down to the Rock Creek for some music and comedy with Rich Meyer.

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.

GREEN Festival

Saturday, June 3, 2017 -
9:00am to 2:00pm
Join the Washington Business Improvment District to kick off the summer season! Free admission.

Spring Open House at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Saturday, June 3, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Enjoy a day of free informative lectures and presentations, as well as tours of our spectacular gardens. Our farm, a family endeavor, is located in the picturesque mountains of Warren County and is home to one of the largest collections of herbs and perennials in the country.

Pequest Open House and Sportsmen's Flea Market

Saturday, June 3, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, June 4, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
See the trout we raise at the state-of-the-art Pequest Trout Hatchery as well as numerous environmental and conservation exhibits, historical reenactors, wildlife artists, carvers and taxidermists with goods and services to sell. Activities include fishing for kids between the ages of 4 and 16, archery ranges for those aged 10 years and above, hunter education (pre-registration required), and more. A sportsmen's flea market will be open so you can purchase what you need to get started or to stock up for the upcoming fishing and hunting seasons.

Sangria Soiree at Villa Milagro

Saturday, June 3, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, June 4, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Nothing like a lazy afternoon, soaking up sun and drinking in panoramic views of four counties in two states!

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: 6th Street Trio

Saturday, June 3, 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.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, June 3, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
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. 

Music at St. Luke's: Bluegrass

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 7:30pm
Brian Molnar (pictured) and Slow Rolling Low - featuring members of the former Cannons in the Cornfield - will be joined by special guest Harry “Hap” Noble, who will play standup bass for this very special concert on June 3. Slow Rolling Low’s lineup includes Harry Noble III on banjo, guitar and vocals. Noble is one of the founders of Cannons in the Cornfield and Quimby Mountain Band. Trevor Newcomb is on percussion.

Dreamline (Rush Tribute) at Rock Creek

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 8:00pm
Rock Creek Tavern welcomes Dreamline, the best Rush tribute band around! Reservations recommended!

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Long Gone Daddies

Sunday, June 4, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
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.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - George Baier

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

Horizons in Nature - Art & Poetry

Sunday, June 4, 2017 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Join supporters of Ridge and Valley Conservancy to honor the efforts of the past 25 years and focus on the future with a retrospective Art & Poetry Show.

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Pat Foran

Sunday, June 4, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Indie artist Pat Foran of Lambertville performs at Rock Creek!
Continuing: 

YPW Spring Festival of Shows- Company

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 8:00pmSaturday, June 3, 2017 - 1:00pmSunday, June 4, 2017 - 7:00pm
Confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state on the night of his 35th birthday and is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions with his married friends over a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding.

YPW Spring Festival of Shows- Tom Sawyer

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 5:00pmSunday, June 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
In this literal adaptation of a legendary tale, all of the major adventures of Tom and his friends are brought to the stage.

YPW Spring Festival of Shows- Nice Work If You Can Get It

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 8:00pmSunday, June 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
A hilarious new screwball comedy, Nice Work If You Can Get It pokes fun at the Prohibition era in a clash of elegant socialites and boorish bootleggers, all set to the glorious songs of George and Ira Gershwin.

BBQ Sundays at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, June 4, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
$12 for your choice of  pulled pork, baby back ribs or chicken quarter with two sides and bread. Other menu options also available. Complimentary wine tasting and wine cellar tours available weekends.
Community Corner: 

Lopatcong Elementary School Drama Club Presents: The Music Man Kids

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 7:00pmFriday, June 2, 2017 - 7:00pmSaturday, June 3, 2017 - 2:00pm
Children's musical production of "The Music Man Kids" performed by the Lopatcong Elementary School Drama Club, with performances held at Lopatcong Township Middle School.

Shimer Mansion Yard Sale

Saturday, June 3, 2017 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Pohatcong History and Heritage Society holds a yard sale during the Alpha Town-Wide Yard Sale, to benefit the restoration of the Shimer Mansion.
Park on Sussex Street.

Harmony Township Community Day

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 6:00pm
Food available to purchase at snack stand, Inflatable Rides, Air Brush Tattoo Artist and FIREWORKS AT DARK!
 

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.

WCARTS Meeting with Artist - Jean Perry

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
This March 16 WCArts group meeting (rescheduled from March 9) features artist Beth Murphy presenting her pressed botanical artwork - A fresh take on embracing the beauty surrounding us. Bring paper, a sketchpad, or materials of choice to draw/sketch with.

Women on the Watch: Lisa Baldwin

Thursday, June 8, 2017 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm
The next installment of the Women on the Watch (WOW) talk series will feature a musical twist as Lisa Baldwin shares the times of her life in “Let Me Sing You My Story.” 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.
Plan Ahead: 

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.

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
10 DAYS UNTIL THE FIRST-EVER PARKFEST! 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 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”. In "Authors Alley" you'll meet a variety of fiction, non-fiction and children's book authors. There's also a classic car show; local history displays; food vendors; and other entertainment, 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!

Please be advised that we do our best to make sure the information in this message is accurate at the time it is sent. But things happen, plans change, weather can be fickle... you get the idea. Please click on the links provided to other websites to obtain further details and updates.

We hope you've found this to be informative, and now feel inspired to come out and explore Warren County! If so, please:
Gray

Explore Warren County Tourism Partnership
C/o Warren County Public Information Dept.
tourism@co.warren.nj.us | ExploreWarren.org
165 County Route 519 South - Belvidere, NJ 07823
908-475-6580 / 800-554-8540

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This Week: 

Over the Hump Wednesday Bike Night at Tramontin

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

The Wednesday Bike Night is back for the season! Featuring live music from the Above Ground Blues Band; Fiesta Food Theme by Chefs Catering; Patch Sewing by Screamin' Needle; and 20 percent off all in-stock licensed merchandise.

Touch Mother Earth Community Gathering

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 5:30pm to Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 8:00pm

A solution-based community gathering designed to bring the community together to raise awareness through sustainable, transformative and thought-provoking workshops and presentations; live music; and spiritual-minded, hand-selected vendors and services; as well as delicious healthy food. This gathering is intended to address the need in our communities for a change in our lifestyle to create an environment of sustainability for the planet, ensuring us a habitable home where we can all thrive to the fullest.

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.

GREEN Festival

Saturday, June 3, 2017 -
9:00am to 2:00pm

Join the Washington Business Improvment District to kick off the summer season! Free admission.

Spring Open House at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Saturday, June 3, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm

Enjoy a day of free informative lectures and presentations, as well as tours of our spectacular gardens. Our farm, a family endeavor, is located in the picturesque mountains of Warren County and is home to one of the largest collections of herbs and perennials in the country.

Pequest Open House and Sportsmen's Flea Market

Saturday, June 3, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, June 4, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

See the trout we raise at the state-of-the-art Pequest Trout Hatchery as well as numerous environmental and conservation exhibits, historical reenactors, wildlife artists, carvers and taxidermists with goods and services to sell. Activities include fishing for kids between the ages of 4 and 16, archery ranges for those aged 10 years and above, hunter education (pre-registration required), and more. A sportsmen's flea market will be open so you can purchase what you need to get started or to stock up for the upcoming fishing and hunting seasons.

Sangria Soiree at Villa Milagro

Saturday, June 3, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, June 4, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Nothing like a lazy afternoon, soaking up sun and drinking in panoramic views of four counties in two states!

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, June 3, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

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. 

Music at St. Luke's: Bluegrass

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 7:30pm

Brian Molnar (pictured) and Slow Rolling Low - featuring members of the former Cannons in the Cornfield - will be joined by special guest Harry “Hap” Noble, who will play standup bass for this very special concert on June 3. Slow Rolling Low’s lineup includes Harry Noble III on banjo, guitar and vocals. Noble is one of the founders of Cannons in the Cornfield and Quimby Mountain Band. Trevor Newcomb is on percussion.

Horizons in Nature - Art & Poetry

Sunday, June 4, 2017 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm

Join supporters of Ridge and Valley Conservancy to honor the efforts of the past 25 years and focus on the future with a retrospective Art & Poetry Show.

 
Continuing: 

YPW Spring Festival of Shows- Company

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 1:00pm
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 7:00pm

Confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state on the night of his 35th birthday and is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions with his married friends over a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding.

YPW Spring Festival of Shows- Tom Sawyer

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 5:00pm
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 1:00pm

In this literal adaptation of a legendary tale, all of the major adventures of Tom and his friends are brought to the stage.

YPW Spring Festival of Shows- Nice Work If You Can Get It

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 4:00pm

A hilarious new screwball comedy, Nice Work If You Can Get It pokes fun at the Prohibition era in a clash of elegant socialites and boorish bootleggers, all set to the glorious songs of George and Ira Gershwin.

BBQ Sundays at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, June 4, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

$12 for your choice of  pulled pork, baby back ribs or chicken quarter with two sides and bread. Other menu options also available. Complimentary wine tasting and wine cellar tours available weekends.

 
Community Corner: 

Shimer Mansion Yard Sale

Saturday, June 3, 2017 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

Pohatcong History and Heritage Society holds a yard sale during the Alpha Town-Wide Yard Sale, to benefit the restoration of the Shimer Mansion.

Park on Sussex Street.

Harmony Township Community Day

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 6:00pm

Food available to purchase at snack stand, Inflatable Rides, Air Brush Tattoo Artist and FIREWORKS AT DARK!

 

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.

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.

 
Plan Ahead: 

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!