Warren County Wanderings

Starting September 14, 2016

What a glorious time of year it is to Explore Warren County! Local apples are here and Pick-Your-Own activities have begun at most farms. It's a great time to get out for a hike, so remember that trails at beautiful places such as Merrill Creek Reservoir and Jenny Jump State Forest await you free of charge. Scroll down for plenty of other ideas - outdoors and in - to keep you entertained and engaged in the coming week or two. Looking for more things to do further down the road? Check out the events calendar on ExploreWarren.org, Warren County Wanderings' companion website that debuted over the summer. Whatever you decide, have fun and as always, Happy Wanderings!

 
This Week: 

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - Andy Rimer

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 6:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Open GreenHouse - Wild Ridge Plants

Saturday, September 17, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
     

Hawk Watch Raccoon Ridge

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 8:00am
Join Ridge & Valley Conservancy Trustee & Naturalist Dennis Briede for a hike to the top of the Raccoon Ridge Hawk Watch.

Hunter Education Class

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 8:00am
The fall rush is on so don't wait any longer - take your Hunter Education class at the hatchery. You must have your completed homework with you at the class and be pre-registered.

Group Hike on the PVT

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 10:00am
The PVTC, a Friends Organization of the Kittatinny Valley State Park, will host a 4-5 mile hike along the Paulinskill Valley Trail.  The cinder-based trail provides easy, level walking.

Young Audience Series: Miss Nelson is Missing!

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 11:00am
Centenary Stage Company’s Young Audience Series returns for the 2016–17 season in the Little Theater with the family favorite musical, Miss Nelson is Missing. Adapted from the books “Miss Nelson is Missing!” and “Miss Nelson is Back!” by Harry Allard with illustrations by James Marshall, this hilarious quirky musical adventure entertains while lightheartedly instilling lessons of respect and appreciation.

Pressed Flower Workshops at Well-Sweep

Saturday, September 17, 2016
Two separate workshops will be held this day; reservations required for each.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - Michael Long

Saturday, September 17, 2016 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!
The harvest moon rises over Villa Milagro Vineyards

Full Harvest Moon Weekend Wine Release

Saturday, September 17, 2016 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 18, 2016 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
The Harvest Moon - the most romantic of all full moons - is Friday, and Villa Milagro celebrates this weekend with a Wine Release event...

Farm to Table Dinner at Tree-Licious Orchards

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 4:00pm
Come join us on the farm and enjoy the experience of eating locally. We create a full evening’s entertainment.

1950's Retro Night at Nonpareil

Saturday, September 17, 2016 -
4:00pm to 9:00pm
Enjoy the historic Palace of Sweets by dressing the part!

New Riders of the Purple Sage to benefit NJ Highlands Coalition

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 8:30pm
Roy’s Hall proudly presents the The New Riders of the Purple Sage in concert to benefit our friends at the NJ Highlands Coalition.
Island Dragway Footbrake Challenge

Island Dragway Footbrake Challenge

Sunday, September 18, 2016 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
A Guaranteed Payout Footbrake Race plus Test/Tune. Gates open at 10 a.m., time trials begin 12 p.m., elim around 2:30. Test/Tune available 12-5 p.m.

Hackettstown Fall Street Fair

Sunday, September 18, 2016
This 10th annual event, which brings the whole community together, will be held on Main Street from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - George Baier

Sunday, September 18, 2016 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Kinderhook Rocks Oktoberfest

Sunday, September 18, 2016 -
2:00pm to 6:00pm
Oktoberfest celebration with County-Rock band, Kinderhook, at The Inn at Millrace Pond from 2-6 p.m.

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall: Pianists Bill Mays and Ted Rosenthal

Sunday, September 18, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall kicks off its fifth season on Sunday, September 18, with two of America’s great jazz pianists, Bill Mays and Ted Rosenthal. Both of these talented artists will be backed by a solid rhythm section with Steve Varner on bass and Steve Johns on drums.
Tickets are now on sale for the full Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall series, which brings a variety of outstanding jazz musicians to the historic mansion in Allamuchy Township, NJ, for once-a-month concerts on Sunday afternoons September through May. Discounts are available on advanced purchase of tickets for 3, 5 or all 7 concerts.

Kids Paint Night

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Join us for a night of creativity and fun! $20/child includes finished painting on canvas and Philly Pretzel platter.
 
Plan Ahead: 

Paint Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Friday, September 23, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Calling aspiring artists and wine lovers... time to get your hands dirty and cup full! Join us for a night of art therapy!

Festival in the Borough

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Free event! Music on three stages!
Performers include: Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes, Milkweed (plus Special Guest Joe Cirotti), and JerZgirls.

4-H Renaissance Faire

Saturday, September 24, 2016 to Sunday, September 25, 2016
Warren County 4-H Renaissance Faire on September 24 and 25
Step back in time when a cultural movement known as the Renaissance evolved. Join revelers, knights, nobles, greyhounds, and more at the 7th Annual Renaissance Faire at the Warren County Fairgrounds, presented by the Warren County 4-H Teen Council!

Apple Wine & Music Festival

Saturday, September 24, 2016 to Sunday, September 25, 2016
Enjoy the beautiful view of the 250 acres overlooking vineyards, grassy fields and mountainsides at Four Sisters Winery. Apple picking, hayrides, live music and so much more

Feast of San Gennaro at Villa Milagro

Saturday, September 24, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Admission includes tours, lessons, stomping, wine tasting, waiter served appetizers and a monogrammed gift glass for you to keep. Music by Lou Pompilio's Mareluna Trio.

Curtain Up at CSC: The Doo Wop Project

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 8:00pm
The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today.

Grand Harvest Wine & Music Festival

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 12:00pm
 Grand Harvest Wine & Music Festival at Rutherfurd Hall September 25
The 9th annual event returns to Rutherfurd Hall with great music and food, plus many craft and merchandise vendors. Sample vintages from four New Jersey wineries, including Warren County's own Brook Hollow Winery and Villa Milagro Winery. Tour the grounds and mansion, enjoy the scenic views, and feel free to sit by the lake as you enjoy the sounds of Steve Kirchuk, The BanjoDoodles, and Electric Gumbo. Excellent food offered by Michele’s Bistro, Celestine Catering, and Harper’s Bagel & Bake Shop. Special on-site parking availabl; click for details. This event benefits NORWESCAP, The Arc of Warren County, and WNTI.ORG.

Morris Canal Bus Tour - Warren County

Saturday, October 1, 2016
WE'RE SORRY TO SAY THAT THIS TOUR IS NOW SOLD OUT! Don't let that happen again! Call to get on the waiting list for next scenic tour of the historic Morris Canal.

Fall Harvest Pig Roast at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Providing everything from a whole slow roasted pig to Teriyaki Drizzled Sirloins to a variety of delicious sides and desserts. Don't miss out on a fun afternoon of live music, prizes, and delicious food! Wine by the glass and bottle will be available for purchase throughout the day at retail value. Tickets are limited!

Paint Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, October 13, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Calling aspiring artists and wine lovers... time to get your hands dirty and cup full! Join us for a night of art therapy!
 
Continuing: 

"The Karl Jam" Open Mic/Jam Session

Thursday, September 22, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday, September 29, 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.

Happy Hour Fridays on the Deck at FSW

Friday, September 16, 2016 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
This Friday night Happy Hour at Four Sisters Winery offers a food special every week and $2 off a glass or bottle of wine to be consumed on the deck. Come out and enjoy a nig

Farmers' Market - Washington Borough

Saturday, September 17, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Join us each Saturday through September 24 for the annual Washington Borough Green Team Farmers' Market, featuring a dozen farmers and artisans!

Blairstown Farmers' Market

Saturday, September 17, 2016 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 24, 2016 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Eat locally - for the environment, for your health, and for the community that you live in! Check website for featured vendors each week. Live music, too!

Warren County Farmers' Market

Sunday, September 18, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, September 25, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Formerly known as the Belvidere Farmers' Market, this new location provides a venue where local farmers, producers, and artisans come together to provide a variety of fresh produce and related agricultural products directly to the consumer.
 
Community Corner: 

POW/MIA Ceremony

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 6:00pm
The public is cordially invited to attend a ceremony sponsored by the veterans in The American Legion, Carl D. Archer Post 528, honoring those not able to be with us.

Golf Outing for Oxford Central School Education Foundation

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 12:00pm
The OCS Education Foundation holds its first Golf Outing. Registration is 12 p.m. for a 1 p.m. Shotgun Start.

The History of the Wedding Dress by Johanna's Boutique

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 1:00pm
The Franklin Township Historical Commission in conjunction with the Franklin Township Committee proudly presents The History of the Wedding Dress by Johanna's Boutique, followed by an old fashioned

Women's Journey to Wellness

Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
NORWESCAP, along with its partners, is hosting this Women's Journey to Wellness Event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Luke's Warren Campus in Phillipsburg, featuring a keynote address on Empowerment to lots of informative sessions, screenings and more. Save the date and let the women in your life know about this event!
 
 
More Things to Do: 
Scenic air tours with Orlandi Flight Center in Blairstown

Scenic Air Tours

Autumn is a great time to get above it all and enjoy the colorful fall foliage with a scenic air tour offered by Orlandi Flight Center, located at the Blairstown Airport. It's a way for you to escape the rigors of everyday life, lift your spirits, and it offers a view you will never forget.  Flown by experienced and professional pilots, their FAA authorized air tour operation is an opportunity for you to relax and marvel at the splendor of flight as you feel your ground bound problems fall away.

It's Apple Picking Time!

You know the old saying about an apple a day...  And the best ones are the ones you pick for yourself, as you enjoy the fresh air of bucolic Warren County! Check out the Farms page on ExploreWarren.org to find pick-your-own locations, as well as freshly-pressed cider.
 

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This Week: 

Hawk Watch Raccoon Ridge

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 8:00am

Join Ridge & Valley Conservancy Trustee & Naturalist Dennis Briede for a hike to the top of the Raccoon Ridge Hawk Watch.

Hunter Education Class

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 8:00am

The fall rush is on so don't wait any longer - take your Hunter Education class at the hatchery. You must have your completed homework with you at the class and be pre-registered.

Group Hike on the PVT

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 10:00am

The PVTC, a Friends Organization of the Kittatinny Valley State Park, will host a 4-5 mile hike along the Paulinskill Valley Trail.  The cinder-based trail provides easy, level walking.

Young Audience Series: Miss Nelson is Missing!

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 11:00am

Centenary Stage Company’s Young Audience Series returns for the 2016–17 season in the Little Theater with the family favorite musical, Miss Nelson is Missing. Adapted from the books “Miss Nelson is Missing!” and “Miss Nelson is Back!” by Harry Allard with illustrations by James Marshall, this hilarious quirky musical adventure entertains while lightheartedly instilling lessons of respect and appreciation.

The harvest moon rises over Villa Milagro Vineyards

Full Harvest Moon Weekend Wine Release

Saturday, September 17, 2016 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 18, 2016 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

The Harvest Moon - the most romantic of all full moons - is Friday, and Villa Milagro celebrates this weekend with a Wine Release event...

Island Dragway Footbrake Challenge

Island Dragway Footbrake Challenge

Sunday, September 18, 2016 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

A Guaranteed Payout Footbrake Race plus Test/Tune. Gates open at 10 a.m., time trials begin 12 p.m., elim around 2:30. Test/Tune available 12-5 p.m.

Hackettstown Fall Street Fair

Sunday, September 18, 2016

This 10th annual event, which brings the whole community together, will be held on Main Street from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Kinderhook Rocks Oktoberfest

Sunday, September 18, 2016 -
2:00pm to 6:00pm

Oktoberfest celebration with County-Rock band, Kinderhook, at The Inn at Millrace Pond from 2-6 p.m.

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall: Pianists Bill Mays and Ted Rosenthal

Sunday, September 18, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall kicks off its fifth season on Sunday, September 18, with two of America’s great jazz pianists, Bill Mays and Ted Rosenthal. Both of these talented artists will be backed by a solid rhythm section with Steve Varner on bass and Steve Johns on drums.

Tickets are now on sale for the full Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall series, which brings a variety of outstanding jazz musicians to the historic mansion in Allamuchy Township, NJ, for once-a-month concerts on Sunday afternoons September through May. Discounts are available on advanced purchase of tickets for 3, 5 or all 7 concerts.

Kids Paint Night

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a night of creativity and fun! $20/child includes finished painting on canvas and Philly Pretzel platter.

 
Continuing: 

"The Karl Jam" Open Mic/Jam Session

Thursday, September 22, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday, September 29, 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.

Happy Hour Fridays on the Deck at FSW

Friday, September 16, 2016 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

This Friday night Happy Hour at Four Sisters Winery offers a food special every week and $2 off a glass or bottle of wine to be consumed on the deck.  Come out and enjoy a nig

Farmers' Market - Washington Borough

Saturday, September 17, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Join us each Saturday through September 24 for the annual Washington Borough Green Team Farmers' Market, featuring a dozen farmers and artisans!

Blairstown Farmers' Market

Saturday, September 17, 2016 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 24, 2016 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Eat locally - for the environment, for your health, and for the community that you live in! Check website for featured vendors each week. Live music, too!

Warren County Farmers' Market

Sunday, September 18, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, September 25, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm

Formerly known as the Belvidere Farmers' Market, this new location provides a venue where local farmers, producers, and artisans come together to provide a variety of fresh produce and related agricultural products directly to the consumer.

 
Community Corner: 

POW/MIA Ceremony

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 6:00pm

The public is cordially invited to attend a ceremony sponsored by the veterans in The American Legion, Carl D. Archer Post 528, honoring those not able to be with us. 

The History of the Wedding Dress by Johanna's Boutique

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 1:00pm

The Franklin Township Historical Commission in conjunction with the Franklin Township Committee proudly presents The History of the Wedding Dress by Johanna's Boutique, followed by an old fashioned

Women's Journey to Wellness

Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

NORWESCAP, along with its partners, is hosting this Women's Journey to Wellness Event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Luke's Warren Campus in Phillipsburg, featuring a keynote address on Empowerment to lots of informative sessions, screenings and more. Save the date and let the women in your life know about this event!

 

 
More Things to Do: 
Scenic air tours with Orlandi Flight Center in Blairstown

Scenic Air Tours

Autumn is a great time to get above it all and enjoy the colorful fall foliage with a scenic air tour offered by Orlandi Flight Center, located at the Blairstown Airport. It's a way for you to escape the rigors of everyday life, lift your spirits, and it offers a view you will never forget.  Flown by experienced and professional pilots, their FAA authorized air tour operation is an opportunity for you to relax and marvel at the splendor of flight as you feel your ground bound problems fall away.

It's Apple Picking Time!

You know the old saying about an apple a day...  And the best ones are the ones you pick for yourself, as you enjoy the fresh air of bucolic Warren County! Check out the Farms page on ExploreWarren.org to find pick-your-own locations, as well as freshly-pressed cider.

 

 
Plan Ahead: 

Paint Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Friday, September 23, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Calling aspiring artists and wine lovers... time to get your hands dirty and cup full! Join us for a night of art therapy!

Festival in the Borough

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Free event! Music on three stages!

Performers include: Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes, Milkweed (plus Special Guest Joe Cirotti), and JerZgirls.

4-H Renaissance Faire

Saturday, September 24, 2016 to Sunday, September 25, 2016
Warren County 4-H Renaissance Faire on September 24 and 25

Step back in time when a cultural movement known as the Renaissance evolved. Join revelers, knights, nobles, greyhounds, and more at the 7th Annual Renaissance Faire at the Warren County Fairgrounds, presented by the Warren County 4-H Teen Council!

Apple Wine & Music Festival

Saturday, September 24, 2016 to Sunday, September 25, 2016

Enjoy the beautiful view of the 250 acres overlooking vineyards, grassy fields and mountainsides at Four Sisters Winery.  Apple picking, hayrides, live music and so much more

Feast of San Gennaro at Villa Milagro

Saturday, September 24, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Admission includes tours, lessons, stomping, wine tasting, waiter served appetizers and a monogrammed gift glass for you to keep. Music by Lou Pompilio's Mareluna Trio.

Curtain Up at CSC: The Doo Wop Project

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 8:00pm

The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today.

Grand Harvest Wine & Music Festival

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 12:00pm
 Grand Harvest Wine & Music Festival at Rutherfurd Hall September 25

The 9th annual event returns to Rutherfurd Hall with great music and food, plus many craft and merchandise vendors. Sample vintages from four New Jersey wineries, including Warren County's own Brook Hollow Winery and Villa Milagro Winery. Tour the grounds and mansion, enjoy the scenic views, and feel free to sit by the lake as you enjoy the sounds of Steve Kirchuk, The BanjoDoodles, and Electric Gumbo. Excellent food offered by Michele’s Bistro, Celestine Catering, and Harper’s Bagel & Bake Shop. Special on-site parking availabl; click for details. This event benefits NORWESCAP, The Arc of Warren County, and WNTI.ORG.

Morris Canal Bus Tour - Warren County

Saturday, October 1, 2016

WE'RE SORRY TO SAY THAT THIS TOUR IS NOW SOLD OUT! Don't let that happen again! Call to get on the waiting list for next scenic tour of the historic Morris Canal.

Fall Harvest Pig Roast at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Providing everything from a whole slow roasted pig to Teriyaki Drizzled Sirloins to a variety of delicious sides and desserts. Don't miss out on a fun afternoon of live music, prizes, and delicious food! Wine by the glass and bottle will be available for purchase throughout the day at retail value. Tickets are limited!

Paint Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, October 13, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Calling aspiring artists and wine lovers... time to get your hands dirty and cup full! Join us for a night of art therapy!

Holiday Wine Release at Villa Milagro

Saturday, November 5, 2016 to Sunday, November 6, 2016
Saturday, November 12, 2016 to Sunday, November 13, 2016

It's that time of year again! Guests dropping in. Parties to attend. Hostess gifts to give. You need wine to give and to share! Three special holiday wines are featured.

Adult Wine & Paint Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Friday, November 18, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Calling aspiring artists and wine lovers... time to get your hands dirty and cup full! Join us for a night of art therapy! Bring a bottle of wine and paint a unique picture on canvas.