Starting May 8, 2019 | Explore Warren

 

Starting May 8, 2019

"Motherhood: All love begins and ends there." - Robert Browning (1812-1889), English poet and playwright

It's time to celebrate moms - wait, it's ALWAYS time to celebrate moms! - but Sunday is Mother's Day, and we've got some suggestions on where you can go to treat Mom on this particularly special occasion. Meanwhile, a brand new dock was dedicated this week at White Lake Natural Resource Area, Warren County's most visited county-owned park, with representatives from the Warren County Board of Chosen FreeholdersHardwick Township, the Warren County Parks Foundation, and Ridge and Valley Conservancy. This week's featured photo, by Charles Fineran, depicts this beautiful spot and the dock, which is accessible to visitors with limited mobility and allows for the easier launching of kayaks and canoes by those who might have difficulty getting in from the shoreline, plus it provides new fishing opportunities for all. Read more about the dock here. Happy Mother's Day, and Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Spring Native Plant Sale at Wild Ridge Plants

Friday, May 10, 2019 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
A great selection of native wildflowers, trees, and shrubs is available, many species with a deep cultural history of edible and medicinal uses.

Live Music and Friday Night Meal Deal at Brook Hollow - John Cain

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 6:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines! Friday Night Deal is bigger, better, and more delicious! $10 for half roasted chicken and roasted potatoes.

Wine and Works of Art at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 7:00pm
Anna is back for another paint and sip! This Lilac painting on wood will make the perfect Mother’s Day gift or you can just keep it for yourself! No experience necessary; Anna K. makes painting easy and fun!

The Small Glories at Roy's Hall

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 8:00pm
Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories is Cara Luft and JD Edwards, a musical tour-de-force partnership whose stage banter strikes a unique balance between slapstick and sermon. These veteran singer-songwriters have a way of making time disappear, rooms shrink, and audiences feel as they are right there on the stage with the band - writing the songs, living the songs, performing the songs. It’s not uncommon for listeners to find themselves laughing, dancing, crying, or caught up in a good ol’ fashioned sing-along.

Healthy U Explore Day

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Canoeing, Kayaking, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Reptile Show, Crafts, Demonstrations by the local fire department, Aerial Yoga, Guided Hikes, Drawing, Group Fitness Classes and much more is offered at this fun-filled day at Mountain Villa School in Allamuchy. This event is free and open to the public; donations will be accepted to benefit the Outdoor Education Program.

Spring Nature Walk at White Lake

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Wildflowers are in bloom, and birds, bees and butterflies are on the wing! Join Ridge and Valley Conservancy Trustee Sharon Wander and her husband, Wade, to see all that nature has to offer in the field and forest habitats of White Lake. This event is family and pet friendly.

Phillipsburg's 5th Annual Comic-Con

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
This family friendly event includes guest creators, local vendors, small businesses, kids activities, and giveaways, including free comics while supplies last. Quantities are limited, so get to the event early!

Grape Gallop at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10:00am
RUN ~ WALK ~ TASTE! Grape Gallop is the outdoor social event that pairs exercise and wine tasting! Discount registration due by May 9.

Phillipsburg Railroad Historians Spring Open House

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Ride the Centerville and Southwestern Miniature Railroad and visit the museum as you learn about local railroad history. Free admission.

Mother's Day at Villa Milagro

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
11:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Celebrate “Dia de las Madres” with a delicacy native to Mexico – chocolate!  A chocolate gift for your “Mamacita” and tastes of our romantic chocolate infused wine, Besame (means “Kiss me” in Spanish). 

Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee Group Bike Ride

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 11:30am
Join the Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee (PVTC) at Warbasse Junction in Lafayette Township, NJ for a group ride.

Mothers Day Weekend at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Join us at Brook Hollow Winery to celebrate the wonderful women in our lives with live music from Janci and Berry on Saturday (2-5pm) and Rich Ortiz on Sunday (1:30-4pm).

Mother's Day Package Pick Up at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm
What better way to give thanks to the wonderful women in your life than giving them the gift of wine!

Music at Four Sisters Winery with Rich Berry

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Music is back on the deck! Rich Berry will fill the air with an eclectic mix of the '50s,'60s ,'70s, classic country and more!

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Bob Lanza Blues Band

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
1:30pm to 5:00pm
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Bob Lanza is one you don't want to miss.  Wood-fired pizza, estate premium wine, and music will be available.

Villa Milagro Concert Series: Late Night Kennel Club

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 6:00pm
Enjoy an evening out listening to an unlikely styling of Gypsy Jazz, Blues, Surf Noir and Western Swing by Late Night Kennel Club.

Sir Rod (Rod Stewart Impersonator) at Bea McNally's

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10:00pm
From Maggie May to Forever Young, it's a party with Sir Rod as he and his band recreate a Rod Stewart show.

Biker Breakfast at Tramontin

Sunday, May 12, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Sunday, May 19, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Sunday, May 26, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
It's back! Enjoy some breakfast before you go on a ride! Fresh made to order breakfast from Chefs Enterprises, LLC.

Celebrate Mother's Day at The Architects Golf Club

Sunday, May 12, 2019 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Treat your Mom to brunch at Architects! Reservations are available from 10-5 pm, and are required.

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

Sunday, May 12, 2019 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Celebrate your Mom at Flynn's On the Hill for brunch! Cost is $26 for Adults, $24 for Seniors, $14 for Children ages 5-10 and free for Children under 5. Seating is available at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Mother's Day at Alba Vineyard

Sunday, May 12, 2019 -
11:00am 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 Brunch at Inn at Millrace Pond

Sunday, May 12, 2019 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Check out the amazing menu offered, and call 908-459-4884 to reserve a table at 11am, 2pm or 5pm.

Mother's Day Luncheon at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, May 12, 2019 -
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.

Monthly Plant Nite at Rock Creek Tavern: Succulent Terrarium in Glass

Sunday, May 12, 2019 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
It's that time of the month! Join them for some awesome food, drinks and a special Succulent Terrarium in Glass.

Warren History Museums Open

Sunday, May 12, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Warren County's two museums at Morris Canal sites are both open for the afternoon. Journey underground on a guided tour through the 165-foot tailrace tunnel into the turbine chamber, and see other canal artifacts in the museum. Meanwhile, the Warren Heritage Museum at Bread Bread Lock Park also is open, featuring displays that interpret history along the Warren Heritage Scenic Byway.

Shippen Manor Open for Tours

Sunday, May 5, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Tour this Georgian-style manor, constructed in the mid-1700s of local stone with two-foot-thick stone walls and three immense chimneys, and learn about Warren County's early iron industry and the people who ran it and worked it.
Continuing: 

United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey Presents: Making Sir Isaac Newton Proud: Modern-day Newtonian Telescopes

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 8:00pm
A free astronomy talk followed by night sky viewing (weather permitting). Bring your interest and an open mind to be amazed at the sights in our night sky!
Community Corner: 

WCARTS Meeting and Lecture and Demonstration of Plein Air Watercolor

Thursday, May 9, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
This Warren County Arts group meeting will feature a lecture and demonstration of plein air watercolor by Richard Polinski.

Support the RVC Wrenegades - World Championship of Birding

Saturday, May 11, 2019
At 12:01 am on Saturday, May 11, The RVC Wrenegades will turn their attention to the Warren County sky for 24 hours non-stop competing in the NJ Audubon Society's 36th World Championship of Birding - and they need your support! Pledge an amount per species spotted or a flat donation for the team in a fundraiser for Ridge and Valley Conservancy.
Plan Ahead: 

Adult Wine and Paint at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
Calling aspiring artists and wine lovers! Let's get cozy and creative while we paint a rustic patriotic American flag. Mayor Rick Lomonaco will be joining the class again this month!

Paint and Sip at Marianna's: Barrel of Blooms

Thursday, May 16, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
It is spring and the flowers are in bloom! Come and paint this beautiful barrel of blooms! Grab your Mom and treat her to a night out. Or just grab your girlfriends and treat yourself!

Quartz Singing Bowl Sound Healing at Gaia's Gifts

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 7:30pm
Bring some friends for a group sound healing session. The bowls promote relaxation which aid in self-healing. The tones of the bowls will transport you, providing a vacation for the soul.

“Clap Hands” The Bovines Perform The Poetry And Music Of Tom Waits at Roy's Hall

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 8:00pm
Bovine Social Club has had a crush on the music of Tom Waits for years, nodding to his profound lyrics in nearly every one of their shows since 2012.

Troop 54, Where Are You? Car and Truck Show

Saturday, May 18, 2019 -
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.

Hackettstown Maifest 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2019 -
12:00pm to 8:00pm
Hackettstown will celebrate its 3rd Annual town-wide Maifest on Saturday May 18, 2019 from 12pm to 8pm on the block located between the streets of Main at Grand Avenue and Valentine Street.

3rd Annual Arc of Warren County Tricky Tray

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 2:00pm
The Arc of Warren County’s Third Annual Tricky Tray is scheduled at the Phillipsburg High School, which is located at 1 Stateliner Blvd. in Lopatcong.  Proceeds benefit the organization’s residential programs to better serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who reside within the 17 group homes within Warren County.

Dine in the Vines at Villa Milagro

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 6:30pm
Join Villa Milagro for a four-course dinner served in a vineyard row as the sun sets.

Comedy Night at The Blairstown Fire House

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 6:45pm
Laugh the night away with comedians Brett Kline, Chris Monty and Bill Chiang while you support Blairstown Hose Company #1.

Moonlight Paddle under the Flower Moon

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 8:00pm
Want a peaceful, relaxing night at White Lake? Moonlight paddle under the Flower Moon on the placid waters of White Lake.

DogDaze ROCKS to benefit Roy’s Hall

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 8:00pm
The foundation of Dogdaze began in the mid '70s when a group of musicians, rooted in northern New Jersey, joined to form a band.

Monthly Guided Hike at Gnome Hollow Preserve

Sunday, May 19, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Join RVC Trustee Joel McGreen to hike this 97-acre preserve immediately south of the Paulinskill. Meet in the Givens-Belet American Legion Post parking lot.

Murder Mystery at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, May 19, 2019 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
The murders continue at Four Sisters Winery! It's just for fun during our Murder Mystery Dinners.

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This Week: 

Spring Native Plant Sale at Wild Ridge Plants

Friday, May 10, 2019 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

A great selection of native wildflowers, trees, and shrubs is available, many species with a deep cultural history of edible and medicinal uses.

Wine and Works of Art at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

Anna is back for another paint and sip! This Lilac painting on wood will make the perfect Mother’s Day gift or you can just keep it for yourself! No experience necessary; Anna K. makes painting easy and fun!

The Small Glories at Roy's Hall

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 8:00pm

Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories is Cara Luft and JD Edwards, a musical tour-de-force partnership whose stage banter strikes a unique balance between slapstick and sermon. These veteran singer-songwriters have a way of making time disappear, rooms shrink, and audiences feel as they are right there on the stage with the band - writing the songs, living the songs, performing the songs. It’s not uncommon for listeners to find themselves laughing, dancing, crying, or caught up in a good ol’ fashioned sing-along.

Healthy U Explore Day

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Canoeing, Kayaking, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Reptile Show, Crafts, Demonstrations by the local fire department, Aerial Yoga, Guided Hikes, Drawing, Group Fitness Classes and much more is offered at this fun-filled day at Mountain Villa School in Allamuchy. This event is free and open to the public; donations will be accepted to benefit the Outdoor Education Program.

Spring Nature Walk at White Lake

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Wildflowers are in bloom, and birds, bees and butterflies are on the wing! Join Ridge and Valley Conservancy Trustee Sharon Wander and her husband, Wade, to see all that nature has to offer in the field and forest habitats of White Lake. This event is family and pet friendly.

Phillipsburg's 5th Annual Comic-Con

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

This family friendly event includes guest creators, local vendors, small businesses, kids activities, and giveaways, including free comics while supplies last. Quantities are limited, so get to the event early!

Grape Gallop at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10:00am

RUN ~ WALK ~ TASTE! Grape Gallop is the outdoor social event that pairs exercise and wine tasting! Discount registration due by May 9.

Mother's Day at Villa Milagro

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
11:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

Celebrate “Dia de las Madres” with a delicacy native to Mexico – chocolate!  A chocolate gift for your “Mamacita” and tastes of our romantic chocolate infused wine, Besame (means “Kiss me” in Spanish). 

Mothers Day Weekend at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm

Join us at Brook Hollow Winery to celebrate the wonderful women in our lives with live music from Janci and Berry on Saturday (2-5pm) and Rich Ortiz on Sunday (1:30-4pm).

Biker Breakfast at Tramontin

Sunday, May 12, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Sunday, May 19, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Sunday, May 26, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am

It's back! Enjoy some breakfast before you go on a ride! Fresh made to order breakfast from Chefs Enterprises, LLC.

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

Sunday, May 12, 2019 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

Celebrate your Mom at Flynn's On the Hill for brunch! Cost is $26 for Adults, $24 for Seniors, $14 for Children ages 5-10 and free for Children under 5. Seating is available at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Mother's Day at Alba Vineyard

Sunday, May 12, 2019 -
11:00am 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 Luncheon at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, May 12, 2019 -
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.

Warren History Museums Open

Sunday, May 12, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Warren County's two museums at Morris Canal sites are both open for the afternoon. Journey underground on a guided tour through the 165-foot tailrace tunnel into the turbine chamber, and see other canal artifacts in the museum. Meanwhile, the Warren Heritage Museum at Bread Bread Lock Park also is open, featuring displays that interpret history along the Warren Heritage Scenic Byway.

Shippen Manor Open for Tours

Sunday, May 5, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Tour this Georgian-style manor, constructed in the mid-1700s of local stone with two-foot-thick stone walls and three immense chimneys, and learn about Warren County's early iron industry and the people who ran it and worked it.

Shippen Manor Open for Tours

Sunday, August 11, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Tour this Georgian-style manor, constructed in the mid-1700s of local stone with two-foot-thick stone walls and three immense chimneys, and learn about Warren County's early iron industry and the people who ran it and worked it.

 
Continuing: 
 
Community Corner: 

Support the RVC Wrenegades - World Championship of Birding

Saturday, May 11, 2019

At 12:01 am on Saturday, May 11, The RVC Wrenegades will turn their attention to the Warren County sky for 24 hours non-stop competing in the NJ Audubon Society's 36th World Championship of Birding - and they need your support! Pledge an amount per species spotted or a flat donation for the team in a fundraiser for Ridge and Valley Conservancy.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Paint and Sip at Marianna's: Barrel of Blooms

Thursday, May 16, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

It's spring and the flowers are in bloom! Grab your Mom and treat her to a night out painting this beautiful barrel of blooms! Or just grab your girlfriends and treat yourself!

Quartz Singing Bowl Sound Healing at Gaia's Gifts

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 7:30pm

Bring some friends for a group sound healing session. The bowls promote relaxation which aid in self-healing. The tones of the bowls will transport you, providing a vacation for the soul.

“Clap Hands” - The Poetry And Music Of Tom Waits at Roy's Hall

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 8:00pm

Bovine Social Club has had a crush on the music of Tom Waits for years, nodding to his profound lyrics in nearly every one of their shows. Now they’re hitting the road to celebrate Waits’ perfect spectacle of love and misery, angst and serenity, as they creatively mine Waits' poetry, lyrics, obscurities, and oddities, interpreting and performing them in pure Americana style.

Troop 54, Where Are You? Car and Truck Show

Saturday, May 18, 2019 -
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.

Hackettstown Maifest 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2019 -
12:00pm to 8:00pm

Bring the whole family and enjoy music, food, libations, and contests, activities, along with craft and business vendors at Maifest in Hackettstown! Check out the Explore Warren tent at the corner of Grand Ave. and Main Street. Hope to see you there!

3rd Annual Arc of Warren County Tricky Tray

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 2:00pm

The Arc of Warren County’s Third Annual Tricky Tray is scheduled at the Phillipsburg High School, which is located at 1 Stateliner Blvd. in Lopatcong.  Proceeds benefit the organization’s residential programs to better serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who reside within the 17 group homes within Warren County.

Dine in the Vines at Villa Milagro

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 6:30pm

It's a four-course dinner served in a vineyard row as the sun sets. This month, Chef Beth Ann Raynock prepares a Parisian feast from local and organic ingredients, highlighting fresh, wholesome flavors in a gourmet presentation.

Moonlight Paddle under the Flower Moon

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 8:00pm

Want a peaceful, relaxing night at White Lake? Enjoy a Moonlight Paddle under the Flower Moon. The park will remain open during these hours for other park activities. A limited number of kayaks will be available on a first-come first-served basis for this free event.

DogDaze ROCKS to benefit Roy’s Hall

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 8:00pm

Founded in the mid '70s in northern New Jersey, Dogdaze with its guitar-based rock and blues music was a fixture on the tri-state club circuit. They eventually went their separate ways, reuniting some 30 years later in 2012, reliving their youth and performing for friends in the local bar scene all over again. See them in a benefit show for Roy's Hall!

Monthly Guided Hike at Gnome Hollow Preserve

Sunday, May 19, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am

Join RVC Trustee Liz Marshall and herbalist and plant enthusiast Reid Giacomarra on a casual walk and talk as they share stories about some of the amazing, local flora.