Special Edition for June 9, 2018 ParkFest | Explore Warren


Special Edition for June 9, 2018 ParkFest

The Warren County Parks Foundation and the Warren County Morris Canal Committee invite you to a family-friendly day of music, art, history, literature and more at one of the unique spots along Warren County's Morris Canal Greenway tomorrow. The Explore Warren County Tourism Partnership is pleased to bring you this Special Edition of Warren County Wanderings to tell you all about it!

The 2nd Annual ParkFest @ Bread Lock Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 features a lawn concert by three different jazz combos - bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on - while artists will be displaying their work inside the barn that dates back to the days of the Morris Canal, and WRNJ Radio will be on hand for a live broadcast.

Also on the grounds, look for "Authors Alley" where you'll meet a variety of fiction, non-fiction and children's book authors; a classic car show; local history displays and historical films; food vendors; and other activities.

The Warren County History Museum at Bread Lock Park will be open, with artifacts, displays, and working models on aspects of the county's rich history, highlighting our earliest Lenni Lenape inhabitants, the Colonial period and the birth of the iron industry in the colonies, the Morris Canal, Thomas A. Edison's nearby cement industry and the first "concrete mile" of roadway in New Jersey, and much more. The spot at Lock No. 7 West got its name from the canal era when the lock tender's wife baked and sold fresh bread to the passing canal boats.

Special events are listed below, plus enjoy Life on a Canal Boat - Living Museum, from 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Boat Pavilion; the Hiking Stick Carving Demo by Brad Koller, 10:05 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., and visiting all of the exhibitors, history groups, demonstrators and vendors, including your friends at Warren County Wanderings, the Explore Warren County Tourism Partnership. We've got a special prize giveaway, too!

ParkFest is free, open to all, and reasonably accessible to persons with disabilities. A $1 per car parking donation to Franklin Township Fire/EMS is requested.

Supported by the Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders, funding for ParkFest has been made possible in part by the Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission, as well as sponsors including:

Tiller Sharks:
FirstEnergy Foundation/JCP&L; Swift Print Solutions, Belvidere, NJ; OK Auto, 4WD & Tire, Stewartsville, NJ; WRNJ Radio

Lock Tenders:
Explore Warren County Tourism Partnership, Belvidere, NJ; Skylands Visitor Magazine / Guest Services, Inc., Columbia, NJ

Bread Lock Bakers:
Joseph J. Bell of Bell & Shivas, P.C., Rockaway, NJ; SGF Studios, Washington, NJ; 

Mule Drivers:
Blairstown Museum, Blairstown, NJ; Cochran Funeral Home, Hackettstown, NJ

Emulsitone Chemicals, Washington, NJ; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bisanti, Oxford, NJ; Muheisen's Bagel and Deli, Washington, NJ; Guy R. Wilson, Attorney at Law, Califon, NJ

Special thanks to:
The Highlands Community Service Project; New Jersey Youth Corps of Phillipsburg; Franklin Township Fire & EMS

Keep up to date on the latest with ParkFest on the event page on Facebook.

Want to be a part of ParkFest with your classic car, your artwork, or your book? Contact us via email at morriscanal@co.warren.nj.us or call 908-475-6539.

Located along the eastbound lane of Route 57 near New Village in Franklin Township, Bread Lock Park is found at 2627 New Jersey 57, Stewartsville, NJ 08886.

Don't forget to meet us in the park for ParkFest! Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

ParkFest Stage: The Walt Bibinger Trio

Saturday, June 9, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Walt Bibinger Trio, led by guitarist Walt Bibinger with Tom DiCarlo, bass, and Bill Goodwin, drums.

ParkFest: Screenings of Union Pacific

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 11:30amSaturday, June 9, 2018 - 2:30pm
In addition to providing ParkFest attendees with free WiFi, the Blairstown Museum is offering two free screenings in their tent of the Union Pacific, the classic 1939 Cecil B.

ParkFest Movie Pavilion: Famous Tiller Sharks

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 12:15pmSaturday, June 9, 2018 - 2:30pmSaturday, June 9, 2018 - 4:00pm
The Morris Canal comes alive with a series of interviews of people who actually lived and worked on the canal.

ParkFest Stage: La Cuchina

Saturday, June 9, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
La Cuchina Latin jazz funk from Vinny Biachi, sax; Bill Washer, guitar; Paul Rostock, bass; and Danny Gonzalez, drums.

ParkFest Movie Pavilion: Extra 1104: The Story of the Rockport Train Wreck

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 1:00pmSaturday, June 9, 2018 - 3:15pm
Using old photos and interviews with historians, local video producer John General recreates the events of the greatest disaster in Warren County history. 

ParkFest Movie Pavilion: Remembering the Easton-Washington Traction Company

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 1:45pm
In this PowerPoint presentation, local author Denis Sullivan will discuss the trolley line which once carried passengers between Phillipsburg and Port Murray.

ParkFest Stage: Nancy Coletti Quartet

Saturday, June 9, 2018 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
The Nancy Coletti Quartet featuring vocalist Nancy Coletti backed by Dave Leonhardt, piano, Paul Rostock, bass, and George Torrella, drums.

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:

Explore Warren County Tourism Partnership
C/o Warren County Public Information Dept.
tourism@co.warren.nj.us | ExploreWarren.org
165 County Route 519 South - Belvidere, NJ 07823
908-475-6580 / 800-554-8540

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Coming Up: 

ParkFest: Screenings of Union Pacific

In addition to providing ParkFest attendees with free WiFi, the Blairstown Museum is offering two free screenings in their tent of the Union Pacific, the classic 1939 Cecil B.

ParkFest Stage: La Cuchina

La Cuchina Latin jazz funk from Vinny Biachi, sax; Bill Washer, guitar; Paul Rostock, bass; and Danny Gonzalez, drums.