Warren County Wanderings

Starting October 26, 2016

When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, May luck be yours on Halloween. - Author unknown

Halloween! A holiday for the young and young at heart, when we delight in scaring ourselves and enjoy some fall fun before winter's chill descends. We've got lots of thrills and scares and other amusements ahead in this edition - including a link to Trick-or-Treating schedules for many of Warren County's municipalities - but first, we want to extend a special welcome to all of this week's new subscribers! Happy Halloween, and Happy Wanderings!

 

This Week: 

CSC's Fringe Festival - "Kick"

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 7:30pmFriday, October 28, 2016 - 8:00pmSaturday, October 29, 2016 - 8:00pmSunday, October 30, 2016 - 2:00pm
Fringe Theater returns to Centenary Stage Company as Joanna Rush’s powerfully entertaining one-woman show, Kick, “kicks-off” the series and makes its New Jersey premiere in the Edith Kutz Theater of the Lackland Center.

Live Jazz at Nonpareil: Abe Ovadia

Friday, October 28, 2016 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Enjoy live jazz at Nonpareil with Abe Ovadia! Abe has performed at a host famous jazz venues, including The Blue Note, The Iridium and The Kitano in Manhattan.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - Gordon Thomas Ward

Friday, October 28, 2016 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Live Music at The Inn at Millrace Pond: Michael Long

Friday, October 28, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Live music at the historic inn, restored  a1769 stone gristmill, features Jesse Bardwell, a musician born and raised in northwest New Jersey. With an innate calling to music, he started his musical career early on; Quimby Mountain Band formed in 2005 when he was 17 years old.

Rock Creek Tavern - J.J. Lynch Band

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 8:00pm
This Lehigh Valley PA - Northwest NJ band's signature sound is '60s & '70s rock & soul, with some funk, country, blues, and alternative  mixed in... just about anything as long as you can dance to it!

Flyin Blind performs at Buck Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 9:30pm
Flyin Blind has been entertaining audiences all over Northeastern PA and Northern NJ since 2007.

Photography Class at Donaldson Farms

Saturday, October 29, 2016 -
9:00am to 2:00pm
Spend the day at Donaldson Farms with Unique Photo, Panasonic, and Lumix Luminary Rick Gerrity!

Bat Weekend at White Lake

Saturday, October 29, 2016 to Sunday, October 30, 2016
Come explore White Lake's hiking trails while learning about the cultural and ecological significance of bats, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both weekend days.

"HallowWine Weekend" at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, October 29, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 30, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Join us for a weekend full of Halloween fun! Cellar Tours, Complimentary Wine Tastings, a Costume Contest, Tractor-drawn hay rides, & much more!

Haunts on High - Tours of Spooky High Street, Blairstown

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 1:00pm
Take a spooky tour of High Street with the Blairstown Historic Preservation Committee. Rain or shine and limited to 50 people per tour, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - John Cain

Saturday, October 29, 2016 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Eric Mintel Quartet

Saturday, October 29, 2016 -
1:30pm to 5:00pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under our arbor. Each week a different band will appear for your entertainment.

Halloween Costume Competition at Villa Milagro Vineyards

Saturday, October 29, 2016Sunday, October 30, 2016
Visit in your costume! They'll take a photo of you holding one of their wine glasses and post it to Villa Milagro Vineyards Facebook page. Invite your friends to "like" you in your costume -- the costume with the most "likes" wins a free Tasting for Six with a Gourmet Cheese Platter.

Halloween Parade in Downtown Hackettstown

Saturday, October 29, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
The 3rd Annual Halloween Downtown will be on Saturday October 29, 2016 from 3-5 p.m. at the Gazebo (Main St & Moore St).
Hackettstown Main St. Halloween Parade And Trick or Treating

Phillipsburg/Easton Halloween Parade

Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 3:00pm
Ghosts, ghouls, goblins and more parade along a route that spans two communities and crosses from New Jersey into Pennsylvania.

Czig Meister Brewing Comnpany Halloween Bash

Saturday, October 29, 2016 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm
Celebrate Halloween at Czig Meister on October 29! We'll be releasing our newest Specialty beer along with "spooktacular" new Forge Batches!
Ghoul's Night Out Dance Party at Belvidere Manor on Oct. 29

Ghoul's Night Out Dance Party

Saturday, October 29, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
The Belvidere Lions Club presents the Ghoul's Night Out Dance Party at Belvidere Manor.

Dinner Ghosts II at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, October 29, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Enjoy a captivating evening of ghostly tales and evidence from paranormal investigator Gordon Thomas Ward, including those from his new TV show.

Cool Hand's Halloween Bash at Rock Creek Tavern

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 8:00pm
Come on down for Rock Creek's very first Halloween Bash with live music by..."Cool Hand"! There will be specials, giveaways, and a costume contest!! Fun starts at 8pm

Halloween Costume Party at Bea McNally's Irish Pub

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10:00pm
Halloween Costume Party! Come join our crew and dress up for one of the spookiest nights of the year. Party starts at 10 p.m.with B.D. Lenz. There will be a costume contest with cash prizes!

Halloween Party at Draughthouse Bar & Grill

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10:00pm
Halloween Party! Costume Contest!! Shot Specials!!! Live DJ and plenty of spooky fun!

Sunday Brunch at Buck Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Sunday, October 30, 2016 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Farm-to-table, locally-sourced seasonal menu with breakfast and lunch entrees, including stuffed French toast, citrus cured smoked salmon, shrimp cocktail, an omelet station and a carving station.

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

Sunday, October 30, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under our arbor.

Gary Reed performs at Rock Creek Tavern

Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 4:00pm
Rock Creek Tavern hosts an afternoon of live music courtesy of Gary Reed.
 

Hometown Halloween in Washington Borough

Monday, October 31, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
The Washington Borough Business Improvement District will be hosting its annual Hometown Halloween on Monday, Oct. 31.
Plan Ahead: 

VanNest-Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead Open House

Saturday, November 5, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Celebrate the Harvest at our Historic Farmstead with the fall Open House, featuring live demonstrations, open hearth cooking in the Summer Kitchen, war re-enactors, and more. Free Admission!

Centenary University and Centenary Stage Company’s NEXTSTAGE Repertory presents Every(wo)man

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:30pmFriday, November 4, 2016 - 8:00pmSaturday, November 5, 2016 - 2:00pmSunday, November 6, 2016 - 5:00pmMonday, November 7, 2016 - 7:00pm
Based upon the early 16th Century morality play, Everyman, Every(wo)man is an exciting adaptation of the classical piece, with universal themes, ideas and messages still relevant to contemporary audiences. NEXTSTAGE Repertory is the student based performance division of Centenary University’s Theater Department highlighting the collaboration between Centenary University and the professional Centenary Stage Company.
 

Murder at the Haunted Mansion at Brook Hollow Winery - SOLD OUT

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 7:00pm
The mystery begins at 7pm with dinner and dessert around 8pm. Choose to be an active or passive participant in this tale of famous horror writer Arthur O'Feer who said he would return to his mansion one year after his death. Tonight will be his night! SORRY - SOLD OUT!

NJ Ballet at Centenary Stage: Don Quixote

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 8:00pm
Centenary Stage Company welcomes back The New Jersey Ballet with two delightful classic tales brought to life through vivid dance on the Sitnik Theater stage. First up is Don Quixote, rich in Spanish color, flavor, and the laugh-out-loud humor of Cervantes’ masterpiece about an old knight, his squire, and their foray into the age of chivalry. The Star-Ledger wrote, “A zany comedy packed with bravura dancing.”

Citizens Band Radio – CD Release Show

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 8:00pm
This year marks Citizens Band Radio’s 10th year anniversary and with it comes their 4th studio release, “American Highway”.

Yoga Series at Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, November 7, 2016Monday, November 14, 2016Monday, November 21, 2016Monday, November 28, 2016
November Yoga by Delia Quigley:

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, November 12, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
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. $35/person plus tax and 10% gratuity.  Reservations required. Book early as this event will sell out every time. Call 908-475-3671.

Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery -SOLD OUT

Sunday, November 13, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

An Evening with Tom Chapin: A Benefit for Blairstown

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 8:00pm
The Blairstown Enhancement Committee is presenting an evening with "one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music" (The New York Times) in a benefit event to help the BEC to preserve and enhance the Blairstown community. $30 general admission ($100 VIP tickets are SOLD OUT).
Continuing: 

"The Karl Jam" Open Mic/Jam Session

Thursday, October 20, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday, October 27, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
The Rock Creek Tavern, Warren County's newest spot for night life, hosts "The Karl Jam" open mic/jam session every Thursday night.

Delaware River Railroad Excursions - Pumpkin Picking and Corn Maze

Saturday, October 29, 2016 to Sunday, October 30, 2016
The Great Pumpkin Train  runs weekends, October 1-30
Every train is "The great Pumpkin Train" in October!

Warren County Winery Train

Saturday, October 29, 2016 to Sunday, October 30, 2016
Weekends through October, enjoy a beautiful journey along the scenic Delaware River behind New Jersey's only operating steam locomotive and visit Villa Milagro,  to one of New Jersey's most beautiful Vineyards. The train will take you to the end of  our line where you will board a bus for the short trip to the winery. Ride the train each Saturday and Sunday departing the Phillipsburg station at 11am.

Hayride of Horrors at Corrado's Farm

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 6:30pm to Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 6:30pm
Ready for the 2016 Haunting Season! 
Corrado's Farm: Home of the Hayride of Horrors & Haunted House. Operating Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the month of October. 
Community Corner: 

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 31, 2016
Check on official Trick-or-Treat times for your area.

Women on the Watch: "Wearing Heels on Main Street"

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 5:30pm
In this second in the series, Hon. Maria DiGiovanni, Mayor of Hackettstown, talks about what it’s like “Wearing Heels on Main Street," how major life events can take you to unexpected places, and how a woman can work successfully in "a man's world."
Neil Boyer American Heritage Festival of Bands on October 26 in Phillipsburg

The Neil Boyer American Heritage Festival of Bands

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 -
5:00pm to 9:45pm
The Phillipsburg High School Band and Band Boosters present The Neil Boyer American Heritage Festival of Bands, featuring high school marching bands from throughout the region.

Roast Beef Dinner at Belvidere UMC

Saturday, November 5, 2016 -
4:30pm to 7:30pm
Annual "Family Style" Roast Beef Dinner hosted by Belvidere United Methodist Church. 
Adults: $14; Children (6-12 years): $6; free for children age 5 and under

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

CSC's Fringe Festival - "Kick"

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 2:00pm

Fringe Theater returns to Centenary Stage Company as Joanna Rush’s powerfully entertaining one-woman show, Kick, “kicks-off” the series and makes its New Jersey premiere in the Edith Kutz Theater of the Lackland Center.

Live Jazz at Nonpareil: Abe Ovadia

Friday, October 28, 2016 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Enjoy live jazz at Nonpareil with Abe Ovadia! Abe has performed at a host famous jazz venues, including The Blue Note, The Iridium and The Kitano in Manhattan.

Live Music at The Inn at Millrace Pond: Michael Long

Friday, October 28, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Live music at the historic inn, restored  a1769 stone gristmill, features Jesse Bardwell, a musician born and raised in northwest New Jersey. With an innate calling to music, he started his musical career early on; Quimby Mountain Band formed in 2005 when he was 17 years old.

Rock Creek Tavern - J.J. Lynch Band

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 8:00pm

This Lehigh Valley PA - Northwest NJ band's signature sound is '60s & '70s rock & soul, with some funk, country, blues, and alternative  mixed in... just about anything as long as you can dance to it!

Bat Weekend at White Lake

Saturday, October 29, 2016 to Sunday, October 30, 2016

Come explore White Lake's hiking trails while learning about the cultural and ecological significance of bats, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both weekend days.

"HallowWine Weekend" at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, October 29, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 30, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us for a weekend full of Halloween fun! Cellar Tours, Complimentary Wine Tastings, a Costume Contest, Tractor-drawn hay rides, & much more!

Halloween Costume Competition at Villa Milagro Vineyards

Saturday, October 29, 2016
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Visit in your costume! They'll take a photo of you holding one of their wine glasses and post it to Villa Milagro Vineyards Facebook page. Invite your friends to "like" you in your costume -- the costume with the most "likes" wins a free Tasting for Six with a Gourmet Cheese Platter.

Halloween Parade in Downtown Hackettstown

Saturday, October 29, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

The 3rd Annual Halloween Downtown will be on Saturday October 29, 2016 from 3-5 p.m. at the Gazebo (Main St & Moore St).

Hackettstown Main St. Halloween Parade And Trick or Treating

Phillipsburg/Easton Halloween Parade

Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 3:00pm

Ghosts, ghouls, goblins and more parade along a route that spans two communities and crosses from New Jersey into Pennsylvania.

Czig Meister Brewing Comnpany Halloween Bash

Saturday, October 29, 2016 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm

Celebrate Halloween at Czig Meister on October 29! We'll be releasing our newest Specialty beer along with "spooktacular" new Forge Batches!

Ghoul's Night Out Dance Party at Belvidere Manor on Oct. 29

Ghoul's Night Out Dance Party

Saturday, October 29, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm

The Belvidere Lions Club presents the Ghoul's Night Out Dance Party at Belvidere Manor.

Dinner Ghosts II at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, October 29, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy a captivating evening of ghostly tales and evidence from paranormal investigator Gordon Thomas Ward, including those from his new TV show.

Cool Hand's Halloween Bash at Rock Creek Tavern

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 8:00pm

Come on down for Rock Creek's very first Halloween Bash with live music by..."Cool Hand"! There will be specials, giveaways, and a costume contest!! Fun starts at 8pm

Halloween Costume Party at Bea McNally's Irish Pub

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10:00pm

Halloween Costume Party! Come join our crew and dress up for one of the spookiest nights of the year. Party starts at 10 p.m.with B.D. Lenz. There will be a costume contest with cash prizes!

Sunday Brunch at Buck Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Sunday, October 30, 2016 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Farm-to-table, locally-sourced seasonal menu with breakfast and lunch entrees, including stuffed French toast, citrus cured smoked salmon, shrimp cocktail, an omelet station and a carving station.

 
Continuing: 

"The Karl Jam" Open Mic/Jam Session

Thursday, October 20, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday, October 27, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm

The Rock Creek Tavern, Warren County's newest spot for night life, hosts "The Karl Jam" open mic/jam session every Thursday night.

Warren County Winery Train

Saturday, October 29, 2016 to Sunday, October 30, 2016

Weekends through October, enjoy a beautiful journey along the scenic Delaware River behind New Jersey's only operating steam locomotive and visit Villa Milagro,  to one of New Jersey's most beautiful Vineyards. The train will take you to the end of  our line where you will board a bus for the short trip to the winery. Ride the train each Saturday and Sunday departing the Phillipsburg station at 11am.

Hayride of Horrors at Corrado's Farm

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 6:30pm to Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 6:30pm

Ready for the 2016 Haunting Season! 

Corrado's Farm: Home of the Hayride of Horrors & Haunted House. Operating Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the month of October. 

 
Community Corner: 

Women on the Watch: "Wearing Heels on Main Street"

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 5:30pm

In this second in the series, Hon. Maria DiGiovanni, Mayor of Hackettstown, talks about what it’s like “Wearing Heels on Main Street," how major life events can take you to unexpected places, and how a woman can work successfully in "a man's world."

Neil Boyer American Heritage Festival of Bands on October 26 in Phillipsburg

The Neil Boyer American Heritage Festival of Bands

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 -
5:00pm to 9:45pm

The Phillipsburg High School Band and Band Boosters present The Neil Boyer American Heritage Festival of Bands, featuring high school marching bands from throughout the region.

Roast Beef Dinner at Belvidere UMC

Saturday, November 5, 2016 -
4:30pm to 7:30pm

Annual "Family Style" Roast Beef Dinner hosted by Belvidere United Methodist Church. 

Adults: $14; Children (6-12 years): $6; free for children age 5 and under

 
Plan Ahead: 

VanNest-Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead Open House

Saturday, November 5, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Celebrate the Harvest at our Historic Farmstead with the fall Open House, featuring live demonstrations, open hearth cooking in the Summer Kitchen, war re-enactors, and more. Free Admission!

Centenary University and Centenary Stage Company’s NEXTSTAGE Repertory presents Every(wo)man

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:30pm
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 2:00pm
Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 5:00pm
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 7:00pm

Based upon the early 16th Century morality play, Everyman, Every(wo)man is an exciting adaptation of the classical piece, with universal themes, ideas and messages still relevant to contemporary audiences. NEXTSTAGE Repertory is the student based performance division of Centenary University’s Theater Department highlighting the collaboration between Centenary University and the professional Centenary Stage Company.

 

Murder at the Haunted Mansion at Brook Hollow Winery - SOLD OUT

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 7:00pm

The mystery begins at 7pm with dinner and dessert around 8pm. Choose to be an active or passive participant in this tale of famous horror writer Arthur O'Feer who said he would return to his mansion one year after his death. Tonight will be his night! SORRY - SOLD OUT!

NJ Ballet at Centenary Stage: Don Quixote

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 8:00pm

Centenary Stage Company welcomes back The New Jersey Ballet with two delightful classic tales brought to life through vivid dance on the Sitnik Theater stage. First up is Don Quixote, rich in Spanish color, flavor, and the laugh-out-loud humor of Cervantes’ masterpiece about an old knight, his squire, and their foray into the age of chivalry. The Star-Ledger wrote, “A zany comedy packed with bravura dancing.”

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, November 12, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

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. $35/person plus tax and 10% gratuity.  Reservations required. Book early as this event will sell out every time. Call 908-475-3671.

An Evening with Tom Chapin: A Benefit for Blairstown

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 8:00pm

The Blairstown Enhancement Committee is presenting an evening with "one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music" (The New York Times) in a benefit event to help the BEC to preserve and enhance the Blairstown community. $30 general admission ($100 VIP tickets are SOLD OUT).