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Starting September 3, 2020

“Labor Day is a great American holiday that people celebrate by going out and buying products made in China.”- David Letterman, American television host, comedian, writer, and producer

Let's all prove David Letterman wrong and spend the weekend doing more worthwhile things! The weather forecast looks delightful to explore the natural beauty of Warren County. Happy Labor Day, and Happy Wanderings!

Photo credit: Charlie Fineran (taken in Hardwick Township, 9-2-20)

This Week: 

Late Night Thursdays in Hackettstown

Thursday, September 3, 2020 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Order dinner from one of the local restaurants, bring a growler from your favorite brewery (or BYOB), and listen to some live acoustic rock under the outdoor dining tent located in the parking lot next to Davila’s and Stella G’s from 6-8 pm. This week's artists: Bippart, Reed & Ryan. Click MORE below for this week’s specials!

Live Music Thursdays at Czig Meister: The Noble Brothers Band

Thursday, September 3, 2020 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
$10 cash cover includes a beer ticket starting at 6pm (music 7-10pm). Full line up of beers available, as well as craft hard CZeltzer (gluten free & only 5% alcohol).

Labor Day Weekend at Alba Vineyard

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 12:00pm to Monday, September 7, 2020 - 5:00pm
Celebrate Labor Day Weekend and join Alba for a salute to a great summer, featuring their 2019 Riesling! Freshly made wood-fired pizza, caprese salad, paninis, and charcuterie available for purchase. Live muisc all weekend long! Click "MORE" for the lineup and other details. 

Friday Nights at Donaldson Farms: The Outcrops Band

Friday, September 4, 2020 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
James Off Main is back in the outdoor kitchen. Live music provided by The Outcrops from 5-9pm. Please click through for details. Admission tickets are required for all guests to attend this event. 

Live Music at Panther Pub

Friday, September 4, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday, September 6, 2020 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, September 11, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday, September 13, 2020 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Live music, weather permitting, Friday and Sunday evenings.This week's lineup is Noble Brothers (9/4) and Jukebox Trio (9/6).

Weekend Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, September 4, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, September 5, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 6, 2020 - 5:00pm
Visit Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility for live music Friday evening and each weekend day: Marty Koppel on Friday, Stan & Elise on Saturday and Scott Messina on Sunday. There will be no food for sale, but you are invited to support local proprietors by purchasing a meal from the many restaurants in the area and enjoy it on the outside covered porch patio with a bottle of Brook Hollow Wine.

Free Lawn Movie: Abominable

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 7:00pm
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy Free Lawn Movies at the Hackettstown Pool Field. The field opens at 7pm and the movie starts at dusk. Refreshments available by The Grove.

Weekend Live Music at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, September 5, 2020 -
12:30pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 6, 2020 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, September 7, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
No reservations required to enjoy the beautiful view and live music this three-day weekend! Eliza Rush accompanied by Mike Wojik makes her FSW debut on Saturday, Bob Daley & Dave Dedrick on Sunday, and Bill Ihling on Labor Day. Add a glass or bottle of your favorite Four Sisters wine to savor on the outdoor deck overlooking the picturesque 250-acre farm. Wine tasting: $5 for up to 8 wines. Food available 12-5pm.

Villa Milagro's Music Under the Pergola: Liliana Cunha

Saturday, September 5, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sit in the shade of the pergola and enjoy the talents of multi-instrumentalist & vocalist, Liliana Cunha. She accompanies herself on guitar, piano, bass and drums. Bring a picnic or snacks to munch with a great glass of wine.

Villa Milagro Concert Under the Stars: Riverside Jazz featuring Kerry Blue

Saturday, September 5, 2020 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm
An exceptional night of music under the stars with Riverside R&B and singer Kerry Blue. This concert will feature Gary Staples on keyboards, John Sprout on drums, Dave Antonow on bass & guitar, and Charlie Mark on sax & harmonicas.$15/person, reservations required.

Live at Rock Creek Tavern: Back on Track

Saturday, September 5, 2020 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Fast track to your favorite '80s rock! Outdoors, weather permitting.

DMC Duo at SoMa Downtown Grill

Saturday, September 5, 2020 - 8:00pm
Performing a variety of acoustic rock, pop, and country music from the '50s to today.

Sunday Brunch at the Asbury Coffee Mill with Live Music

Sunday, September 6, 2020 - 11:00am
Enjoy some (socially distant) tunes from finger-style guitarist Evan Miklosey during a nice Sunday brunch in the shade.

Live Music at the Sand Bar

Sunday, September 6, 2020 - 3:00pmSaturday, September 12, 2020 - 3:00pmSunday, September 13, 2020 - 3:00pm
Come out for some live music on the OTHER Jersey Shore -The Sand Bar! The PS Xperiment (9/6), Jimmy and the Parrots Trio (9/12) and Roulette (9/13).

Family Fun with Spider-Man!

Sunday, September 6, 2020 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Spider-Man is visiting Marianna’s! Kids will get one free pizza slice with the purchase of a regular-priced adult entree. 908-777-3500.

Grill Night at Alba Vineyard

Sunday, September 6, 2020 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Enjoy the unofficial end of summer with a special night in Alba's beautiful arbor! Choose from three entrees, and includes a salad and two sides. Click through for menu and pricing. Seating is limited so make your reservations now!

Labor Day Live Streaming Concert to benefit North Warren Lions Club

Monday, September 7, 2020 -
12:30pm to 6:00pm
Labor Day live music and food for all ages! Four acts are lined up to play at Brook Hollow Winery and Humpty Jr's will be selling mouth-watering BBQ options. This event will be streamed live on Facebook for those who don't  feel comfortable coming out, but you can also attend in person. The event is free, but it is a fundraiser benefiting North Warren Lions Club and you are asked to consider making a $5 donation.

Rutherfurd Hall Lecture Series with Joan Salvas

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 5:30pmThursday, September 10, 2020 - 5:30pmThursday, September 17, 2020 - 5:30pmThursday, September 24, 2020 - 5:30pmThursday, October 1, 2020 - 5:30pm
Where is FDR When You Need Him? He’s at Rutherfurd Hall of course! Please bring a lawn chair for an outdoor 5-lecture series featuring FDR, his family, Harry Truman and of course the Rutherfurds, on the great lawn at Rutherfurd Hall. Every Thursday evening through October 1, 2020. (Rain dates will be the following Tuesday, which is why it's kicking off on September 8). Tickets are limited and social distancing will be required.
Continuing: 

Sunflower Trail at VonThun Farms

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 to Monday, September 7, 2020
The Sunflower Trail is still open daily, 10am-5pm, and is a great place for pictures, an afternoon out or to cut your own sunflowers! Remember Mother Nature will determine when the Trail will open & close. For questions, call 732-986-6816.

Blairstown Farmers Market

Saturday, August 29, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 5, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 12, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Come see your favorite local farmers and food producers at the Blairstown Farmers Market! Open every Saturday through October. Local vegetables, herbs, fruit, meat, eggs, dairy, baked goods, honey, and prepared meals from 25 miles of Blairstown. Plus crafts and kids' activities! 

Washington Farmers Market

Saturday, September 5, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, September 12, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, September 19, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
This weekly Farmers’ Market offers quality fruits and vegetables as well as specialty items with special events throughout the season. 

Delaware River Railroad Excursions

Saturday, September 5, 2020Sunday, September 6, 2020Saturday, September 12, 2020Sunday, September 13, 2020
Take a beautiful, narrated, 1.5 hour scenic trip along the Delaware river to Riegelsville and return. Opportinunties to enjoy activities along the line; the Corn Maze (Cats vs. Dogs!) is now open.

The Winery Train

Saturday, September 5, 2020 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, September 6, 2020 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
The Winery Train is back! 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 continues every weekend through October.

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

Saturday, September 5, 2020 - 8:00pm
A free astronomy talk followed by night sky viewing, weather permitting. Reservations are required! Bring your interest and an open mind to be amazed at the sights in our night sky! This week, learn about What's Up in the September Sky from Lonny Buinis, RVCC.

Warren County Farmers Market

Sunday, August 30, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, September 6, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Formerly known as the Belvidere Farmers' Market, the Warren County Farmers' Market provides a venue where local farmers, producers, and artisans come together to provide a variety of fresh produce and related products directly to the consumer. Open every Sunday.
Plan Ahead: 

Atlanta Cafe Band LiveStream Performance from Roy's Hall

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 -
8:00pm to 9:00pm
Originally billed as "virtual" event, now a limited number of tickets will be offered to see the band live! The Atlanta Cafe Band consists of five seasoned players from the blues/southern/country rock scene who have been together for the past decade. Their own compositions of blues/southern rock styled tunes along with a different take on selected covers has garnered them a dedicated following in the New York tri-state area.

Classic Car & Bike Night at David's Country Inn

Friday, September 11, 2020 -
5:00pm to 10:00pm
Cruise on over to David's to show off your ride! Enjoy dinner while listening to live music by halfNelson. The parking lot can fit 50+ cars. All are welcome with or without a special ride! There is no entrance fee, but they ask you to dine and drink with them.

Warren County Tribute in Lights and Patriot Day Ceremony

Friday, September 11, 2020 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 1:00pm
Warren County conducts its annual Patriot Day observance, honoring all victims and residents of Warren County who perished in the Terrorist Attacks of 9/11/01 as well as Warren County Emergency Service personnel who have died in the line of duty.

Fall Flower Festival / Craft & Farmers' Market

Saturday, September 12, 2020 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 13, 2020 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Fall is a wonderful time to plant perennials and create windowsill gardens, and here comes a great weekend of free tours and lectures, and vendors! For the full schedule and list of vendors (currently being finalized) and COVID-19 safety protocol, please keep an eye on the Events tab on Facebook.
 

Belvidere Heritage Antique Car Show

Saturday, September 12, 2020 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, September 13, 2020 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Most of Victorian Days will be "virtual" this year, but you can still be dazzled in person by the automobile magic of yesteryear! Owners of vintage and classic cars, and even some more modern beauties, are welcome to register and showcase their vehicles. Stop by the United Presbyterian Church on Mansfield Street for a delicious sausage & pepper or Sloppy Joe meal.

Virtual! Victorian Days

Saturday, September 12, 2020 to Sunday, September 13, 2020
Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, the 32nd Annual Victorian Days will "step back in time" online! (A notable exception is the Antique Car Show, which will take place in person.) Offering Virtual House Tours, Plein Air Art Competition, a Fashion Show, and seeking performers. Check out Instagram and Facebook for details and updates!

Volunteer Day

Saturday, September 12, 2020 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Help the Ridge and Valley Conservancy stewards to assist with work on RVC ‘s Grendell Ridge Preserve in Frelinghuysen doing trash-pile cleanup and invasives work. Bring gloves, water, bug repellant. Details.

Beefsteak Dinner at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, September 12, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Socially distant dinner of beef tenderloin cooked in butter served on thin sliced Italian bread along with French fries and cole slaw. Get your tickets before they sell out!

Peter Karp "Magnificent Heart" Album Release Show

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 8:00pm
Karp’s striking new album, Magnificent Heart, is a stirring collection of songs and observations, that bends the boundaries from blues to ballads, all conveyed with the insight and authority for which Karp has come to be known. Livestream and live! In-person ticket sales are limited.

Hops and Shop Handmade Market at Man Skirt Brewing

Sunday, September 13, 2020 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Enjoy delicious craft beer and hard cider while shopping from local artisans. Outside under tents, rain or shine. Family and dog friendly Stock up for the holidays!

National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 6:00pm
The veterans of The American Legion, Carl D. Archer Post 528 of White Township will be holding a Recognition Day ceremony at the established permanent POW/MIA memorial, located at the Oscar Unangst Memorial Fields. A brief ceremony will be held honoring three former POWs, along with the POW/MIA empty chair and the Missing Man table and Honors ceremony.

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:
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This Week: 

Late Night Thursdays in Hackettstown

Thursday, September 3, 2020 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Order dinner from one of the local restaurants, bring a growler from your favorite brewery (or BYOB), and listen to some live acoustic rock under the outdoor dining tent located in the parking lot next to Davila’s and Stella G’s from 6-8 pm. This week's artists: Bippart, Reed & Ryan. Click MORE below for this week’s specials!

Labor Day Weekend at Alba Vineyard

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 12:00pm to Monday, September 7, 2020 - 5:00pm

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend and join Alba for a salute to a great summer, featuring their 2019 Riesling! Freshly made wood-fired pizza, caprese salad, paninis, and charcuterie available for purchase. Live muisc all weekend long! Click "MORE" for the lineup and other details. 

Weekend Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, September 4, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, September 5, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 6, 2020 - 5:00pm

Visit Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility for live music Friday evening and each weekend day: Marty Koppel on Friday, Stan & Elise on Saturday and Scott Messina on Sunday. There will be no food for sale, but you are invited to support local proprietors by purchasing a meal from the many restaurants in the area and enjoy it on the outside covered porch patio with a bottle of Brook Hollow Wine.

Free Lawn Movie: Abominable

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 7:00pm

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy Free Lawn Movies at the Hackettstown Pool Field. The field opens at 7pm and the movie starts at dusk. Refreshments available by The Grove.

Weekend Live Music at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, September 5, 2020 -
12:30pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 6, 2020 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, September 7, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

No reservations required to enjoy the beautiful view and live music this three-day weekend! Eliza Rush accompanied by Mike Wojik makes her FSW debut on Saturday, Bob Daley & Dave Dedrick on Sunday, and Bill Ihling on Labor Day. Add a glass or bottle of your favorite Four Sisters wine to savor on the outdoor deck overlooking the picturesque 250-acre farm. Wine tasting: $5 for up to 8 wines. Food available 12-5pm.

Villa Milagro's Music Under the Pergola: Liliana Cunha

Saturday, September 5, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Sit in the shade of the pergola and enjoy the talents of multi-instrumentalist & vocalist, Liliana Cunha. She accompanies herself on guitar, piano, bass and drums. Bring a picnic or snacks to munch with a great glass of wine.

Family Fun with Spider-Man!

Sunday, September 6, 2020 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Spider-Man is visiting Marianna’s! Kids will get one free pizza slice with the purchase of a regular-priced adult entree. 908-777-3500.

Grill Night at Alba Vineyard

Sunday, September 6, 2020 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy the unofficial end of summer with a special night in Alba's beautiful arbor! Choose from three entrees, and includes a salad and two sides. Click through for menu and pricing. Seating is limited so make your reservations now!

Labor Day Live Streaming Concert to benefit North Warren Lions Club

Monday, September 7, 2020 -
12:30pm to 6:00pm

Labor Day live music and food for all ages! Four acts are lined up to play at Brook Hollow Winery and Humpty Jr's will be selling mouth-watering BBQ options. This event will be streamed live on Facebook for those who don't  feel comfortable coming out, but you can also attend in person. The event is free, but it is a fundraiser benefiting North Warren Lions Club and you are asked to consider making a $5 donation.

Rutherfurd Hall Lecture Series with Joan Salvas

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 5:30pm
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 5:30pm
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 5:30pm
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 5:30pm
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 5:30pm

Where is FDR When You Need Him? He’s at Rutherfurd Hall of course! Please bring a lawn chair for an outdoor 5-lecture series featuring FDR, his family, Harry Truman and of course the Rutherfurds, on the great lawn at Rutherfurd Hall. Every Thursday evening through October 1, 2020. (Rain dates will be the following Tuesday). Tickets are limited and social distancing will be required.

 
Continuing: 

Sunflower Trail at VonThun Farms

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 to Monday, September 7, 2020

The Sunflower Trail is still open daily, 10am-5pm, and is a great place for pictures, an afternoon out or to cut your own sunflowers! Remember Mother Nature will determine when the Trail will open & close. For questions, call 732-986-6816.

The Winery Train

Saturday, September 5, 2020 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, September 6, 2020 -
11:00am to 2:00pm

The Winery Train is back! 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 continues every weekend through October.

Warren County Farmers Market

Sunday, August 30, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, September 6, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Formerly known as the Belvidere Farmers' Market, the Warren County Farmers' Market provides a venue where local farmers, producers, and artisans come together to provide a variety of fresh produce and related products directly to the consumer. Open every Sunday.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Warren County Tribute in Lights and Patriot Day Ceremony

Friday, September 11, 2020 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 1:00pm

Warren County conducts its annual Patriot Day observance, honoring all victims and residents of Warren County who perished in the Terrorist Attacks of 9/11/01 as well as Warren County Emergency Service personnel who have died in the line of duty. A "Tribute in Lights" Friday evening is followed by the Patriot Day commemoration Saturday afternoon, both at the Warren County Emergency Services & 9/11 Memorial in Franklin Township.

Belvidere Heritage Antique Car Show

Saturday, September 12, 2020 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, September 13, 2020 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

Most of Victorian Days will be "virtual" this year, but you can still be dazzled in person by the automobile magic of yesteryear! Owners of vintage and classic cars, and even some more modern beauties, are welcome to register and showcase their vehicles. Stop by the United Presbyterian Church on Mansfield Street for a delicious sausage & pepper or Sloppy Joe meal.

Volunteer Day

Saturday, September 12, 2020 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Help the Ridge and Valley Conservancy stewards to assist with work on RVC ‘s Grendell Ridge Preserve in Frelinghuysen doing trash-pile cleanup and invasives work. Bring gloves, water, bug repellant. Details.

Peter Karp "Magnificent Heart" Album Release Show

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 8:00pm

Karp’s striking new album, Magnificent Heart, is a stirring collection of songs and observations, that bends the boundaries from blues to ballads, all conveyed with the insight and authority for which Karp has come to be known. Livestream and live! In-person ticket sales are limited.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 6:00pm

The veterans of The American Legion, Carl D. Archer Post 528 of White Township will be holding a Recognition Day ceremony at the established permanent POW/MIA memorial, located at the Oscar Unangst Memorial Fields. A brief ceremony will be held honoring three former POWs, along with the POW/MIA empty chair and the Missing Man table and Honors ceremony.