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2023 Newly Renovated Walter's Park pool in Phillipsburg

Splish Splash! June 2023

We’re running into summer full force like a yard sprinkler and splashing into June’s issue, packed with music, festivals and fairs, historic tours and talks, hikes for National Trail Day, and much more!

Seems we’ve got swimming on our mind, probably because the newly renovated Walters Park Pool in Phillipsburg, pictured above, is celebrating its Grand Opening Saturday, June 3 with a 1pm dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony followed by swim time! Click the link for public pools and lakes in Warren County.

Remember to show the dad in your life some love with any one of the Father’s Day events happening this month.

And, as a sponsor of this weekend’s Hot Air Balloons, Arts & Crafts Festival at Warren Community College, WE ARE GIVING AWAY FREE TICKETS to the event, good for any day, June 2-4! Enter by sending an email to tourism@co.warren.nj.us with the answer to the following trivia question, with “Take Me Ballooning” in the subject line: What local (Warren County) radio station is a Mega Sponsor & Media Partner of these festivals? Include your phone number, so we can notify you if you win! Deadline to enter: 2pm Friday, June 2. Good luck!

Meanwhile, Explore Warren is partnering with Centenary Stage Company to present Summerfest, and CSC just announced its 2023-2024 Season, with tickets going on sale June 19.

As always, the Explore Warren calendar gets updated daily, so check the website, ExploreWarren.org, for all the latest.

Happy June and Happy Wanderings!

Coming Up: 

Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Arts & Crafts Festival

Balloon fest season begins as the Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Arts & Crafts Festival returns to Warren County Community College for three days of fun. In addition to balloon activities like daily Mass Hot Air Balloon Launches, the festival features arts & crafts, vendors, food trucks, children’s activities, musical entertainment and more. Remember, Explore Warren is giving away admission tickets, see the opening paragraphs above!

Spring Festival in Hackettstown

Get ready for the 28th Annual Hackettstown Spring Festival held at the fields on the corner of 5th and Reese Avenues in Hackettstown. Enjoy carnival rides and attractions, vendors, festival foods & treats while enjoying live entertainment!
Centenary Stage logo

YPW Spring Fest: How to Eat Like a Child presented by CSC

Centenary Stage Company's Youth Playwright Workshop presents How to Eat Like a Child, lessons in not growing up.

Forever Everly @ Roy's Hall

This rockumentary film and live musical performance pays tribute to The Everly Brothers, Don and Phil, with their intricate harmonies and windswept country-pop.

Oxford Mountain Trail Opening

Join Warren County and its Parks Foundation for the opening of a new trail in Oxford Mountain Park complete with ribbon cutting and hike to celebrate National Trails Day.

National Trails Day Hike and Celebration with PVTC

The Paulinskil Valley Trail Committee invites everyone to view their display for National Trails day at the Airport Cafe and then head out on a hike down the Paulinskil.
Photo of Merrill Creek

Great Waters Hike: Merrill Creek Reservoir

This 5.5 mile hike around the reservoir, which features mixed deciduous forests and sweeping vistas, will be an opportunity to learn about the history, geology and forests in New Jersey, and how the reservoir was formed. An optional gathering will happen at Buttzville Brewing after the hike.
villa milagro Strawberry Daiquiri

Strawberry Social @ Villa Milagro

A full strawberry moon means Villa is making a Strawberry Daiquiri made with their Rosita wine and locally grown berries from Phillips Farm just a mile down the road.

The Great American Songbook Cabaret Show @ Rutherfurd Hall

The Bolshoi Studio Cabaret of 6 talented singers will perform a 90-minute show of Cabaret/Broadway standards, with some Pop music and Blues mixed in.

Sick Star Nation (full band) @ Draught House

Kick up the jams with Sick Star Nation, an acoustic high energy cover band.

White Lake Moonlight Paddle

Reservations are required and space is limited for this evening excursion on beautiful and unique White Lake. The event is weather permitting; bring your paddling device, PFD, and friends for a moonlit paddle around the lake.

Spring Open House-Craft and Farmers Market @ Well Sweep Herb Farm

Craft, farm, and food vendors, plus free garden tours. Greenhouses are open (plants are available), along with the gift shop.

Downton Abbey Style Tea @ The Loft

Sunday, June 11, 2023 - 12:00pm
Located in Oxford, NJ, The Loft at Jack's Barn is a premiere venue for events. Twenty Belvidere is a Hilltop Estate that will give an 1800s' vibe as you're invited to a delicious five-course high tea with soups, salad, tea sandwiches, scones and desserts.

Shippen Talks featuring Brenda Heinrich Higgins

Shippen Manor Talks presents local author Brenda  discussing the history of Broadway, N.J. Meanwhile, the Shippen Manor Museum is open 1-4 p.m. for tours, with the last tour beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Moe-tion Dance Theater @ CSC

Under the artistic direction of Maureen Glennon Clayton, Moe-tion Dance is dedicated to experimenting and creating new forms of expression.

Canal & History Day @ Bread Lock Park

Saturday, June 10, 2023 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Come out to Canal and History Day at Bread Lock Park for vendors, artisans and live music.

Night of Comedy featuring Rich Carucci @ Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, June 10, 2023 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Enjoy an evening of food and laughs at Four Sisters with 2nd generation comedian and child actor Rich Carucci.

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams @ Roy's Hall

Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 8:00pm
A rootsy rockin’ psychedelica experience, Slambovian Circus of Dreams has been expanding the borders of the Americana genre with their fantastic stories and performance since the late '90s.

NJCYB presents Coppélia @ CSC

Sunday, June 11, 2023 - 2:00pm
Based on the story "Der Sandmann" (The Sandman) by E.T.A. Hoffman, this ballet tells the story of Coppélia who sits on her balcony reading doesn't speak to anyone until a boy named Franz falls in love with her.

June River Talk: Wild and Scenic Aquatic Life of the Musconetcong

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join MWA's Ryan Jiorle and NJ Fish and Wildlife's Senior Zoologist Robert Somes for the first in-person River Talk of 2023 focusing on the life in the Musconetcong, as well as animals of interest to researchers and conservationists.

Donaldson Farms' Sip & Solve! Secrets in the Soil

Friday, June 16, 2023 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, June 17, 2023 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm
Calling all CSI fans! Not only will you have fun learning about forensic science, but you will actually do the testing required to solve the mystery of 'Secrets in the Soil.'

Classical Fortepianist Danial Adam Maltz @ Rutherfurd Hall

Friday, June 16, 2023 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Rutherfurd Hall is offering a unique chance to experience the Classical era, with Haydn and Mozart’s piano works performed by Fortepianist Daniel Adam Maltz.

WILLIE NILE Returns to Roy's Hall

Friday, June 16, 2023 - 8:00pm
Hailed as “a platter for the ages" and “One of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years,” Willie Niles graces Roy's Hall stage once again.

Sustainability Green Music and Arts Festival- Washington BID

Saturday, June 17, 2023 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Washington BID celebrates sustainability and healthy living options. Attendees can enjoy live music and activities for children while parents can browse for renewable product options offering green living solutions. Clothing drop-off available, and held concurrently with opening day of the Borough's Farmers' Market. Free admission and held rain or shine! 

Ole Towne Festival in Phillipsburg

Saturday, June 17, 2023 -
12:00pm to 8:00pm
Celebrate the town of Phillipsburg! This festival boasts entertainment for all ages, a classic car cruise, community farmers market, free miniature train rides and more at Shappell Park. Children's activities, local vendors, food trucks, amusements, tethered hot air balloon rides, pony rides and more and concludes with a fireworks display.

Succulent Plant and Sip @ Hope Community Center

Saturday, June 17, 2023 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Bring a friend, your favorite snack, and a beverage for a relaxing night out. Learn about succulents and their care, then plant and decorate your own.

Nobody Famous @ Rutherfurd Hall

Saturday, June 17, 2023 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Enjoy a free concert at Rutherfurd Hall with classic rock duo Nobody Famous.

Danielia Cotton @ Ramsaysburg's Summer Concert Series

Saturday, June 17, 2023 - 6:00pm
A combination of blues, rock and soul, Danielia's vocals have been compared to that of Janis Joplin and Tina Turner, a must-see at Ramsaysburg's Summer Concert Series.

Dine in the Vines Father's Day edition - Farmhouse Chic @ Villa Milagro

Saturday, June 17, 2023 - 6:30pm
Treat Dad to a four-course dinner served as the sunsets over panoramic views of the vineyard and hills.

Maribyrd "Moments" Album Release w/Joe Cirotti Trio @ Roy's Hall

Saturday, June 17, 2023 - 8:00pm
Affectionately described by her peers as "NJ's Joni Mitchell", Maribyrd is a singer/songwriter, born and raised in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains of Northern NJ with intimate and acoustic, to dynamic full bands, and everything in between.

Loud Guitars, Big Cigars and Ugly Ties Father's Day Bash @ Villa Milagro

Sunday, June 18, 2023 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Enjoy rockin’  to loud guitars, great jazz, rhythm & blues from the Kerry Blue Band, sample big cigars paired with wine, wear your ugly tie and pack a picnic.

Father's Day Pig Roast 2023 @ Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, June 18, 2023 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Bring your Pops at Four Sisters under a covered, open-air venue and listen to live music while enjoying suckling pulled pork, baby back ribs, baked ziti, baked beans, coleslaw, and a Caesar salad with a dessert of lemon sheet cake smothered with fresh strawberries and whip cream.

Annual Father's Day Beefsteak Dinner @ Brook Hollow Winery

Sunday, June 18, 2023 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
The ultimate event for all those remarkable men in your lives. This meal is all you can eat and consists of beef tenderloin cooked in butter served on thin sliced Italian bread along with french fries and coleslaw. This event is limited to the first 100 people.

The Lost Ramblers @ Shippen Manor Lawn Concert Series

Sunday, June 18, 2023 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Shippen Manor Summer Lawn Concert series kicks off the season with The Lost Ramblers, an authentic Appalachian Bluegrass band that has been performing regionally and nationally for more than 30 years. The series continues June 25 with Gypsy Folk & Hot Jazz from Pyrenesia. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and a picnic is you like, and enjoy the free concert!

Summerfest presents 80's Revolution @ CSC

Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 7:30pm
One night only! Go back to the '80s with show band 80's Revolution performing songs from legends like Pat Benatar, Def Leppard, Journey, The Outfield, Michael Jackson, ABBA, Loverboy, Cindi Lauper, Rick James, Madonna and Van Halen.

Southern Steel @ Mohican Farms

Saturday, June 24, 2023 - 3:00pm
Put on your dancing shoes for Southern Steel, a Leonard Skynyrd tribute band. The farm is open from 9am - 6pm with the band starting at 3pm.

2023 Hackettstown Street Fair

Sunday, June 25, 2023 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Celebrate Hackettstown's annual Street Fair on Main Street, with activities, vendors, live entertainment, food and more!

Pyrenesia @ Shippen Manor Lawn Concert

Sunday, June 25, 2023 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Pyrenesia is a quartet that consists of a violin, accordion, bass and guitar. The group plays Gypsy Folk and Hot Jazz for their audience and draw their influence from hot jazz, modern singer-songwriters, and Romani folk music that consist of a blend of instrumentals and vocals.

Camp Allamuchy @ Rutherfurd Hall - A Summer to Remember

Monday, June 26, 2023 to Friday, August 11, 2023
Get ready for a great summer with Camp Allamuchy! Archery, arts and crafts, hikes and offsite trips to the pool! What could be better? Register today!
Continuing: 

Crystal Lake Reunion '23

Not only are there Camp Crystal Lake tours, there is now a weekend reunion for cast at the camp! Tickets are available and some are already sold out! Get yours today!

T.G.I. Flynn's Summer Music 2023

Friday, June 9, 2023Friday, June 16, 2023Friday, June 23, 2023Friday, June 30, 2023
June music at Flynn's brings Triple Dog Dare 6/2 ; Truth & Soul 6/9; Dr. Dick Band 6/16; Zaire 6/23; Bobby Clarke 6/30.
 

Brass Rail Music Line Up for June

Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 8:30pmSaturday, June 17, 2023 - 7:00pmFriday, June 23, 2023 - 8:30pmSaturday, June 24, 2023 - 9:00pmFriday, June 30, 2023 - 6:30pm
June brings new music to Brass Rail with JerZGirls 6/2; Pittstown Road 6/10; Truth and Soul 6/17; Better off Now 6/23; Shaky Moon 6/24; Last Shot 6/30.
 

June Music @ Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 12:30pmSunday, June 11, 2023 - 12:30pmSaturday, June 17, 2023 - 12:30pmSunday, June 18, 2023 - 12:30pmSaturday, June 24, 2023 - 12:30pmSunday, June 25, 2023 - 12:30pm
June brings new music to Four Sisters featuring Big Horse Band 6/3; Anker 6/4; Richie G 6/10; Rich Berry 6/11; Gigi Onofrio 6/17; Joe Izen 6/18; Rich Berry 6/24; Uptown Boogie Band 6/25.
 

Music at Villa Milagro in June

Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 1:00pmSaturday, June 17, 2023 - 1:00pmSaturday, June 24, 2023 - 1:00pm
June's Music at Villa schedule brings Bill Ilhing on 6/3; Joe Janci on 6/10; Lonely Sailors on 6/17; Sonia Weimann on 6/24; plus Music At Milagro Concerts (6:30pm on the West Lawn) with Full Grown Men on 6/10 and a Father's Day celebration with Kerry Blue Band on 6/18.

June Music @ Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, June 9, 2023 - 6:00pmSaturday, June 10, 2023 - 2:00pmSunday, June 11, 2023 - 2:00pm
June is warming up with tunes from SAGE 6/2; Ally Brown 6/3; Stan and Elise 6/4; Scott Messina FOOD TRUCK: Michele's Bistro 6/9; Bill Ruddy 6/10; Michael Long 6/11; John Cain 6/16; Kate and Paul 6/17; SAGE 6/18; Rich Ortiz 6/23; Lee Larson 6/24; Lauren Christine 6/25; MUSIC: TBD FOOD TRUCK: Humpty Jr's 6/30.
 

Barefoot Grape Stomping @ Four Sisters

Saturday, June 24, 2023 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, July 8, 2023 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, July 22, 2023 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Are you ready for a smashing good time? The Barefoot Grape Stomping is a one of a kind experience, sure to intoxicate all your senses. The event begins with a formal wine tasting followed by a mouth-watering Chicken Parmesan dinner served with roasted vegetables, salad, bread and dessert. Reservations required.

Live Music @ Invertase

Saturday, June 24, 2023 - 4:00pm
Invertase continues their music madness this month with Rusty Snow on 6/3 and Video Daze on 6/24.

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2023

Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 8:00pmSaturday, June 17, 2023 - 8:00pmSaturday, June 24, 2023 - 8:00pm
UACNJ kicks off its free public programs for 2023 at Jenny Jump State Forest, presented Saturday evenings April-October. The live presentation is followed by stargazing on the club's telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting. This week's talk is "What's Up in the June Sky?"

Shippen Manor Museum Tours

Sunday, June 11, 2023 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Docents will be available to give tours of the Manor and the history of the people and the local industry of Oxford.

Dance Fitness with Miss Kayla

Monday, June 5, 2023 - 6:00pmMonday, June 12, 2023 - 6:00pmMonday, June 19, 2023 - 6:00pmMonday, June 26, 2023 - 6:00pm
Bring water and wear comfortable clothes to class aimed at stretching, toning and dancing.

Tuesday Cruise Night May 2023 @ Joe's Steak Shop

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 4:00pmTuesday, June 13, 2023 - 4:00pmTuesday, June 20, 2023 - 4:00pmTuesday, June 27, 2023 - 4:00pm
Hodge Podge plays this week at Joe's Steak Shop during their 19th season of Cruise night. Bring a friend, a chair, and enjoy the music, cars, and delicious food and drinks.

Lopatcong Music in the Park

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 6:30pmWednesday, June 14, 2023 - 6:30pmWednesday, June 21, 2023 - 6:30pmWednesday, June 28, 2023 - 6:30pm
Lopatcong's weekly summer music is rocking this June with Mark Hannig 6/7; 2+1 Math Rocks 6/14; Bobby Clark 6/21; Video Daze 6/28. Funding has been made possible, in part, by the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Division of Land Preservation.

Morris Canal History Museums Open

Sunday, June 11, 2023 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Warren County's two museums located at historic Morris Canal sites - the Warren Heritage Museum at Bread Lock Park and the Jim and Mary Lee Museum at Plane 9 West - are usually open the second Sunday of the month, April-October. Stop by and learn why you keep seeing the brown "Morris Canal Crossed Here" signs around the county as volunteers will be there to welcome you and answer any questions. 

Bingo Night @ The Sand Bar

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 7:00pm
Come out to The Sand Bar with music and Bingo!

Open Volunteer Day with RVC

Saturday, June 17, 2023 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Be an agent of change! Tools will be provided appropriate to the project, but as always feel free to bring a tool that you feel comfortable with using.
Community Corner: 

Blairstown Farmers Market

Saturday, June 10, 2023 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, June 17, 2023 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, June 24, 2023 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
This year marks the 16th annual Blairstown Farmers Market. An official marker of summer and fresh produce, you'll find local farmers, foods, vendors and music. You're bound to find great things to partake in and take home!

West End Farmers' Market in Hackettstown

Sunday, June 11, 2023 - 9:30amSunday, June 18, 2023 - 9:30amSunday, June 25, 2023 - 9:30am
Hackettstown own West End Farmers' Market is opening May 7 from 9:30am - 1pm with local farmers, artisans, bread makers, bakers, craftsman and more! Running through October 29!

Car and Craft Show @ St. Theodore Catholic Church

Come out a day of fun, food, cars and craft with kids' activities and 50/50 drawing.

Kayak Rentals @ White Lake

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Kayaks are back at White Lake every Tuesday for free rentals May through September. Boats are limited and reservations are required.

Lopatcong Township Classic Car and Bike Night

Friday, June 9, 2023 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Enjoy a leisurely evening of classic cars and bikes, with food and live music at Lopatcong Township Municipal Park.

Cruisin' with Quality Automotive

Friday, June 9, 2023 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Quality Automotive is hosting another Cruise night complete with food, prizes and of course, nice rides!

‘Puss In Boots: The Last Wish’ Free Movie Night @ Hackettstown Pool Field

Friday, June 9, 2023 - 7:00pm
Bring a blanket or a chair for a free movie night featuring ‘Puss In Boots: The Last Wish.’ at Hackettstown Pool Field.

Free Community Dinner @ FPCH

Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 5:30pm
Everyone is welcome to enjoy a free meal at First Presbyterian Church in Hackettstown.

WC Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament @ Harkers Hollow

Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 8:00am
Grab your friends for a fun day of 18 holes of golf for a great cause, at Harkers Hollow Golf Club in the beautiful hills of Warren County!

Oxford Community Day @ Wilkinson Field

Saturday, June 17, 2023 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Oxford residents are welcome to enjoy free food and activities at Wilkinson Field for community day.

Free Paper Shredding Service for Warren County Residents

Saturday, June 24, 2023 -
8:00am to 11:00am
Warren County's semiannual Paper Shredding event is a free service to Warren County residents (not for businesses, and proof of residency required). Bring your confidential/sensitive paper materials; any document that contains personal exclusive information.  Please limit the quantity to 3 bags or boxes weighing no more than 20 lbs. each. Staff will be available to unload documents.

2023 Abili-Tees Invitational presented by Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc

Monday, June 26, 2023 -
9:30am to 6:30pm
The 2023 Abili-Tees Invitational, which benefits Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc., is scheduled at the Panther Valley Golf & Country Club in Allamuchy, NJ.
Cartoon pictur of farm animals, cow, sheep

Warren County 4-H Farm Camp @ VanNest-Hoff-Vannatta

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 to Friday, June 30, 2023
Warren County 4-H is offering a 3 day Farm Camp for grades 4 - 6 where every day is a new adventure learning about bees, sheep and cows!
More Things to Do: 

Ticket Sales Start Soon for Centenary Stage Company's 2023-2024 Season

Centenary Stage Company, the not-for-profit theatre company based in Hackettstown, just announced the professional performances for their 38th season. Productions from the Professional Theatre Series, Fringe Festival, NEXTstage Repertory, Women Playwright’s Series, plus plenty of Concert events will make up the company’s 2023 – 2024 season. Early access to tickets and seat selection for the entire CSC season will open to all returning and new Season Subscribers and Flex Pass holders on June 19, while individual ticket sales go live on July 1 at the box office and through their website.

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!

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Coming Up: 

Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Arts & Crafts Festival

Balloon fest season begins as the Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Arts & Crafts Festival returns to Warren County Community College for three days of fun. In addition to balloon activities like daily Mass Hot Air Balloon Launches, the festival features arts & crafts, vendors, food trucks, children’s activities, musical entertainment and more. Remember, Explore Warren is giving away admission tickets, see the opening paragraphs above!

Spring Festival in Hackettstown

Get ready for the 28th Annual Hackettstown Spring Festival held at the fields on the corner of 5th and Reese Avenues in Hackettstown. Enjoy carnival rides and attractions, vendors, festival foods & treats while enjoying live entertainment!

Forever Everly @ Roy's Hall

This rockumentary film and live musical performance pays tribute to The Everly Brothers, Don and Phil, with their intricate harmonies and windswept country-pop.

Oxford Mountain Trail Opening

Join Warren County and its Parks Foundation for the opening of a new trail in Oxford Mountain Park complete with ribbon cutting and hike to celebrate National Trails Day.

Photo of Merrill Creek

Great Waters Hike: Merrill Creek Reservoir

This 5.5 mile hike around the reservoir, which features mixed deciduous forests and sweeping vistas, will be an opportunity to learn about the history, geology and forests in New Jersey, and how the reservoir was formed. An optional gathering will happen at Buttzville Brewing after the hike.

villa milagro Strawberry Daiquiri

Strawberry Social @ Villa Milagro

A full strawberry moon means Villa is making a Strawberry Daiquiri made with their Rosita wine and locally grown berries from Phillips Farm just a mile down the road.

White Lake Moonlight Paddle

Reservations are required and space is limited for this evening excursion on beautiful and unique White Lake. The event is weather permitting; bring your paddling device, PFD, and friends for a moonlit paddle around the lake.

Downton Abbey Style Tea @ The Loft

Located in Oxford, NJ, The Loft at Jack's Barn is a premiere venue for events. Twenty Belvidere is a Hilltop Estate that will give an 1800s' vibe as you're invited to a delicious five-course high tea with soups, salad, tea sandwiches, scones and desserts.

Moe-tion Dance Theater @ CSC

Under the artistic direction of Maureen Glennon Clayton, Moe-tion Dance is dedicated to experimenting and creating new forms of expression.

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams @ Roy's Hall

A rootsy rockin’ psychedelica experience, Slambovian Circus of Dreams has been expanding the borders of the Americana genre with their fantastic stories and performance since the late '90s.

NJCYB presents Coppélia @ CSC

Based on the story "Der Sandmann" (The Sandman) by E.T.A. Hoffman, this ballet tells the story of Coppélia who sits on her balcony reading doesn't speak to anyone until a boy named Franz falls in love with her.

WILLIE NILE Returns to Roy's Hall

Hailed as “a platter for the ages" and “One of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years,” Willie Niles graces Roy's Hall stage once again.

Sustainability Green Music and Arts Festival- Washington BID

Washington BID celebrates sustainability and healthy living options. Attendees can enjoy live music and activities for children while parents can browse for renewable product options offering green living solutions. Clothing drop-off available, and held concurrently with opening day of the Borough's Farmers' Market. Free admission and held rain or shine! 

Ole Towne Festival in Phillipsburg

Celebrate the town of Phillipsburg! This festival boasts entertainment for all ages, a classic car cruise, community farmers market, free miniature train rides and more at Shappell Park. Children's activities, local vendors, food trucks, amusements, tethered hot air balloon rides, pony rides and more and concludes with a fireworks display.

Father's Day Pig Roast 2023 @ Four Sisters Winery

Bring your Pops at Four Sisters under a covered, open-air venue and listen to live music while enjoying suckling pulled pork, baby back ribs, baked ziti, baked beans, coleslaw, and a Caesar salad with a dessert of lemon sheet cake smothered with fresh strawberries and whip cream.

Annual Father's Day Beefsteak Dinner @ Brook Hollow Winery

The ultimate event for all those remarkable men in your lives. This meal is all you can eat and consists of beef tenderloin cooked in butter served on thin sliced Italian bread along with french fries and coleslaw. This event is limited to the first 100 people.

The Lost Ramblers @ Shippen Manor Lawn Concert Series

Shippen Manor Summer Lawn Concert series kicks off the season with The Lost Ramblers, an authentic Appalachian Bluegrass band that has been performing regionally and nationally for more than 30 years. The series continues June 25 with Gypsy Folk & Hot Jazz from Pyrenesia. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and a picnic is you like, and enjoy the free concert!

Summerfest presents 80's Revolution @ CSC

One night only! Go back to the '80s with show band 80's Revolution performing songs from legends like Pat Benatar, Def Leppard, Journey, The Outfield, Michael Jackson, ABBA, Loverboy, Cindi Lauper, Rick James, Madonna and Van Halen.

Southern Steel @ Mohican Farms

Put on your dancing shoes for Southern Steel, a Leonard Skynyrd tribute band. The farm is open from 9am - 6pm with the band starting at 3pm.

Pyrenesia @ Shippen Manor Lawn Concert

Pyrenesia is a quartet that consists of a violin, accordion, bass and guitar. The group plays Gypsy Folk and Hot Jazz for their audience and draw their influence from hot jazz, modern singer-songwriters, and Romani folk music that consist of a blend of instrumentals and vocals.

Summer Cabaret Show @ Rutherfurd Hall

The Bolshoi Studio Cabaret of 6 talented singers will perform a 90-minute show of Cabaret/Broadway standards, with some Pop music and Blues mixed in. Our Cabaret has several hilarious actors who will keep the audience laughing and engaged all evening, along with a balance of singers who perform deeply moving pieces.

SOLD OUT Downton Abbey Style Tea @ The Loft

Located in Oxford, NJ, The Loft at Jack's Barn is a premiere venue for events. Twenty Belvidere is a Hilltop Estate that will give an 1800s' vibe as you're invited to a delicious five-course high tea with soups, salad, tea sandwiches, scones and desserts.

Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Arts & Crafts Festival

Balloon fest season begins as the Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Arts & Crafts Festival returns to Warren County Community College for a weekend of fun. In addition to balloon activities like the daily Mass Hot Air Balloon launches, the festival features arts & crafts, along with first Chalk Art Contest, vendors, over 10 food trucks, children’s activities including Autocades Mobile Games Trailer, School of Rock House Band, car show and more. Remember, Explore Warren is giving away admission tickets, see the opening paragraphs above!

Ole Towne Festival in Phillipsburg

Saturday, June 22, 2024 -
2:00pm to 9:00pm

Celebrate the town of Phillipsburg! This festival boasts entertainment for all ages, a classic car cruise, community farmers market, free miniature train rides and more at Walters Park. Children's activities, local vendors, food trucks, amusements, and concludes with a fireworks display.

Spring Cabaret Show @ Rutherfurd Hall

The Bolshoi Studio Cabaret of 6 talented singers will perform a 90-minute show of Cabaret/Broadway standards, with some Pop music and Blues mixed in. Our Cabaret has several hilarious actors who will keep the audience laughing and engaged all evening, along with a balance of singers who perform deeply moving pieces.

Father's Day Pig Roast 2024 @ Four Sisters Winery

Bring your Pops at Four Sisters under a covered, open-air venue and listen to live music while enjoying suckling pulled pork, baby back ribs, baked ziti, baked beans, coleslaw, and a Caesar salad with a dessert of lemon sheet cake smothered with fresh strawberries and whip cream.

Annual Father's Day Dinner @ Brook Hollow Winery

The ultimate event for all those remarkable men in your lives. Live music and carving stations, steamed veggies, mashed potatoes, salad and rolls and a Build Your Own Ice Cream Bar with 3 ice cream flavors and a variety of toppings

Community Day in Hackettstown

Hackettstown Community Day (formerly Spring Festival) will be held at Hackettstown High School and the Hackettstown Recreation field, Sheldon Field, Warren St. Events include Battle of the Bands, talent show, mini rides and inflatables (wristbands), Mars Wrigley candy giveaway, food, vendors and more!

Moe-tion Dance Theater @ CSC

Under the artistic direction of Maureen Glennon Clayton, Moe-tion Dance is dedicated to experimenting and creating new forms of expression.

Dose @ Mohican Farms

Sunday, July 21, 2024 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Mohican Farm welcomes Dose with their party hits, old school R&B, rock and originals.

 
Continuing: 

Crystal Lake Reunion '23

Not only are there Camp Crystal Lake tours, there is now a weekend reunion for cast at the camp! Tickets are available and some are already sold out! Get yours today!

Brass Rail Music Line Up for June

June brings new music to Brass Rail with JerZGirls 6/2; Pittstown Road 6/10; Truth and Soul 6/17; Better off Now 6/23; Shaky Moon 6/24; Last Shot 6/30.
 

June Music @ Four Sisters Winery

June brings new music to Four Sisters featuring Big Horse Band 6/3; Anker 6/4; Richie G 6/10; Rich Berry 6/11; Gigi Onofrio 6/17; Joe Izen 6/18; Rich Berry 6/24; Uptown Boogie Band 6/25.
 

Music at Villa Milagro in June

June's Music at Villa schedule brings Bill Ilhing on 6/3; Joe Janci on 6/10; Lonely Sailors on 6/17; Sonia Weimann on 6/24; plus Music At Milagro Concerts (6:30pm on the West Lawn) with Full Grown Men on 6/10 and a Father's Day celebration with Kerry Blue Band on 6/18.

June Music @ Brook Hollow Winery

June is warming up with tunes from SAGE 6/2; Ally Brown 6/3; Stan and Elise 6/4; Scott Messina FOOD TRUCK: Michele's Bistro 6/9; Bill Ruddy 6/10; Michael Long 6/11; John Cain 6/16; Kate and Paul 6/17; SAGE 6/18; Rich Ortiz 6/23; Lee Larson 6/24; Lauren Christine 6/25; MUSIC: TBD FOOD TRUCK: Humpty Jr's 6/30.
 

Barefoot Grape Stomping @ Four Sisters

Are you ready for a smashing good time? The Barefoot Grape Stomping is a one of a kind experience, sure to intoxicate all your senses. The event begins with a formal wine tasting followed by a mouth-watering Chicken Parmesan dinner served with roasted vegetables, salad, bread and dessert. Reservations required.

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2023

UACNJ kicks off its free public programs for 2023 at Jenny Jump State Forest, presented Saturday evenings April-October. The live presentation is followed by stargazing on the club's telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting. This week's talk is "What's Up in the June Sky?"

Lopatcong Music in the Park

Lopatcong's weekly summer music is rocking this June with Mark Hannig 6/7; 2+1 Math Rocks 6/14; Bobby Clark 6/21; Video Daze 6/28. Funding has been made possible, in part, by the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Division of Land Preservation.

Morris Canal History Museums Open

Warren County's two museums located at historic Morris Canal sites - the Warren Heritage Museum at Bread Lock Park and the Jim and Mary Lee Museum at Plane 9 West - are usually open the second Sunday of the month, April-October. Stop by and learn why you keep seeing the brown "Morris Canal Crossed Here" signs around the county as volunteers will be there to welcome you and answer any questions. 

Open Volunteer Day with RVC

Be an agent of change by volunteering some time at one of RVC's many trails in July. Tools will be provided appropriate to the project.

Live Music @ Invertase

Free to attend and weather dependent (check social media for cancellations). Plan your summer entertainment and your fav Invertase brews!!

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2023

UACNJ kicks off its free public programs for 2023 at Jenny Jump State Forest, presented Saturday evenings April-October. The live presentation is followed by stargazing on the club's telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting. This week's talk is "What's Up in the July Sky?"

July Music @ Brook Hollow Winery

July is warming up with tunes from Rich Ortiz 7/1; Patrick and Alex 7/2; Kate and Paul and FOOD TRUCK: Michele's Bistro 7/7; Stan and Elise 7/8; John Cain 7/9; Scott Messina and FOOD TRUCK: Humpty Jr's 7/14; Michael Long 7/15; Captains of Leisure; Christmas in July - Vendors, Live Music, Food Trucks, Fun, and Games 7/16; Eric Kerssen FOOD TRUCK: Scarlet Fire Pizza 7/21; Bill Ruddy 7/22; Ally Brown 7/23; SAGE and FOOD TRUCK: All the Pastabilities 7/24; Lee Larson 7/29; TBD 7/30

Lopatcong Music in the Park

Lopatcong's weekly summer music is rocking this July with Jessie Rivera 7/5; Time Whys 7/12; Joyous 7/19; Naked Jake 7/26. Funding has been made possible, in part, by the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Division of Land Preservation.

Music at Villa Milagro in June

July's Music at Villa schedule brings Joe Izen 7/1; Frank DiBussolo and Ken Papa 7/8; Dave Reed 7/15; Joe Izen and Concert Under the Stars 7/22; Sonia Weimann 7/29.

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2023

UACNJ kicks off its free public programs for 2023 at Jenny Jump State Forest, presented Saturday evenings April-October. The live presentation is followed by stargazing on the club's telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting.

August Music @ Four Sisters Winery

June brings new music to Four Sisters featuring Rich Berry 8/5; Richie G 8/6; Joe Izen 8/12; Rich Berry 8/13; Rich Berry 8/19; Ed Jankewitz 8/20; Muskrat Ramblers 8/26; Cold Sweat 8/27/
 

Open Volunteer Day with RVC

Be an agent of change by volunteering some time at one of RVC's many trails. Tools will be provided appropriate to the project.

Barefoot Grape Stomping @ Four Sisters

Are you ready for a smashing good time? The Barefoot Grape Stomping is a one of a kind experience, sure to intoxicate all your senses. The event begins with a formal wine tasting followed by a mouth-watering Chicken Parmesan dinner served with roasted vegetables, salad, bread and dessert. Reservations required.

Tuesday Cruise Night July 2023 @ Joe's Steak Shop

Joe's Steak Shop is celebrating their 19th season of Cruise night with live music, cars, and delicious food and drinks. September's music features Fran Aiello 9/5; Hodge Podge 9/12; Frank Zeto 9/19 and Jeff Belfy Band 9/26.

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2023

UACNJ kicks off its free public programs for 2023 at Jenny Jump State Forest, presented Saturday evenings April-October. The live presentation is followed by stargazing on the club's telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting.

September Music @ Brook Hollow Winery

September is calling and Brook Hollow answers with music and food trucks throughout the month. The line up includes Stan and Elise FOOD TRUCK: Jersey Waffle Cabin 9/1; Patrick and Alex 9/2;  Labor Day Celebration, Lauren Christine FOOD TRUCK: Humpty Jr's & SAGE FOOD TRUCK: Humpty Jr's 9/3; Kate and Paul 9/8; Joe Janci 9/9; Ally Brown 9/10; John Cain 9/15; Rich Ortiz 9/16; Scott Messina 9/17; Rich Ortiz FOOD TRUCK: Scarlet Fire Pizza 9/22; Bill Ruddy 9/23;
Kate and Paul 9/24; Bill Ruddy 9/29; Lauren Christine 9/30.

Shippen Manor Museum Tours

Docents will be available to give tours of the Manor and the history of the people and the local industry of Oxford. Sept. 3 starts a new series, "On the Daily", in which docents present on a variety of topics in the workers' kitchen. "Laundry Day" is a presentation on how women did the laundry in the 18th century. Sept. 10 focuses on "Shippen & The Revolution" with an encampment by the 2nd NJ, with regimental firing demonstration, a picket march for the kids, a medical table and discussion about how the troops dealt with injury and illness, children's activities and more.

Brass Rail Music Line Up for September

June brings new music to Brass Rail with Lou Pompilio 9/1; Steppin' It Back 9/9; Dee Jay BYG Fury 9/15; Naked Jaked 9/23; Better Off Now 9/29; Johnny Jukebox Band 9/30.
 

Shippen Manor docent, Cat, in 18th century period clothing

Shippen Manor Museum Tours

Docents will be available to give tours of the Manor and the history of the people and the local industry of Oxford. October 1 talk will feature “Laundry Day” and October 8 will feature “Food Preservation.”

October Music @ Brook Hollow Winery

September is calling and Brook Hollow answers with music and food trucks throughout the month. The line up includes Bill Ruddy 10/6; Stan and Elise 10/7; John Cain 10/8; Scott Messina 10/13; Bill Ruddy 10/14; George Baier 10/15; Patrick and Alex 10/20; Lauren Christine 10/21; Kate and Paul 10/22; John Cain 10/27; Rich Ortiz 10/28; and Eric Kerssen 10/29.

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2023

UACNJ kicks off its free public programs for 2023 at Jenny Jump State Forest, presented Saturday evenings April-October. The live presentation is followed by stargazing on the club's telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting.

Open Volunteer Day with RVC

Be an agent of change by volunteering some time at one of RVC's many trails. Tools will be provided appropriate to the project.

November Music @ Brook Hollow Winery

November is here and Brook Hollow answers with music throughout the month. The lineup includes Patrick and Alex 11/3; TBD 11/4; Scott Messina 11/5; John Cain 11/10; Bill Ruddy 11/11; Stan and Elise 11/12; Nov 18 - Kate and Paul; George Baier 11/19; Rich Ortiz 11/25; TBD 11/26.

Music at Milagro

November Music at Milagro brings TBA 11/4; Gary Staples 11/11; Dave Read 11/18; Traditional Christmas 11/ 24- 11/26.

December Music @ Brook Hollow Winery

December is here and Brook Hollow answers with music throughout the month. The lineup includes Stan and Elise 12/2; John Cain 12/3; Bill Ruddy 12/9; Scott Messina 12/10; Kate and Paul 12/16; Lee Larsen 12/17; Eric Kerssen 12/30; Alex and Patrick 12/31.

Brass Rail Music Line Up in December

November brings new music to Brass Rail with Truth and Soul 12/1; Better off Now 12/8; Gear Box 12/15; Dr. Dick 12/16; Naked Jake 12/23; Lynch & Boreno 12/29; Lou Pompilio 12/30.
 

Music at Milagro

May music brings Ken Papa & Frank Di Bussolo 5/4; Sean Gough 5/11; Sonia Weimann 5/18; Lou Pompilio 5/25.

Open Volunteer Day with RVC

Saturday, July 20, 2024 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, August 3, 2024 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, September 7, 2024 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Be an agent of change by volunteering some time at one of RVC's many trails. Tools will be provided appropriate to the project.

 
Community Corner: 

Blairstown Farmers Market

This year marks the 16th annual Blairstown Farmers Market. An official marker of summer and fresh produce, you'll find local farmers, foods, vendors and music. You're bound to find great things to partake in and take home!

Kayak Rentals @ White Lake

Kayaks are back at White Lake every Tuesday for free rentals May through September. Boats are limited and reservations are required.

Free Paper Shredding Service for Warren County Residents

Warren County's semiannual Paper Shredding event is a free service to Warren County residents (not for businesses, and proof of residency required). Bring your confidential/sensitive paper materials; any document that contains personal exclusive information.  Please limit the quantity to 3 bags or boxes weighing no more than 20 lbs. each. Staff will be available to unload documents.

Kayak Rentals @ White Lake

Kayaks are back at White Lake every Tuesday for free rentals May through September. Boats are limited and reservations are required.

Blairstown Farmers Market

This year marks the 16th annual Blairstown Farmers Market. An official marker of summer and fresh produce, you'll find local farmers, foods, vendors and music.

Blairstown Farmers Market

This year marks the 16th annual Blairstown Farmers Market. An official marker of summer and fresh produce, you'll find local farmers, foods, vendors and music.

2023 Blairstown Farmers Market

This year marks the 16th annual Blairstown Farmers Market. An official marker of summer and fresh produce, you'll find local farmers, foods, vendors and music.

2023 Blairstown Farmers Market

This year marks the 16th annual Blairstown Farmers Market. An official marker of summer and fresh produce, you'll find local farmers, foods, vendors and music.

2nd Annual West End Farmers' Market in Hackettstown

Sunday, June 23, 2024 - 9:30am
Sunday, June 30, 2024 - 9:30am

Hackettstown own West End Farmers' Market is opening May 5 from 9:30am-1pm with local farmers, artisans, bread makers, bakers, craftsman and more! Running through October 27!

2nd Annual West End Farmers' Market in Hackettstown

Sunday, July 7, 2024 - 9:30am
Sunday, July 14, 2024 - 9:30am
Sunday, July 21, 2024 - 9:30am
Sunday, July 28, 2024 - 9:30am

Hackettstown own West End Farmers' Market is opening May 5 from 9:30am-1pm with local farmers, artisans, bread makers, bakers, craftsman and more! Running through October 27!

 
More Things to Do: 

Ticket Sales Start Soon for Centenary Stage Company's 2023-2024 Season

Centenary Stage Company, the not-for-profit theatre company based in Hackettstown, just announced the professional performances for their 38th season. Productions from the Professional Theatre Series, Fringe Festival, NEXTstage Repertory, Women Playwright’s Series, plus plenty of Concert events will make up the company’s 2023 – 2024 season. Early access to tickets and seat selection for the entire CSC season will open to all returning and new Season Subscribers and Flex Pass holders on June 19, while individual ticket sales go live on July 1 at the box office and through their website.