Starting April 27, 2022 | Explore Warren

 

Starting April 27, 2022

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”- William James, motivational speaker.

Where does the time go? Enter May this weekend as the Earth Day vibe continues with volunteer opportunities and sustainability events abounding along with beautiful tulips blooming everywhere, even at Warren County's Wayne Dumont Jr. Administration Building, home of Explore Warren world headquarters.

Spring cleaning comes in all forms like paper shredding! Hackettstown Rotary Club is hosting a paper shredding and electronic recycling at Fulton Bank. Get your gloves and rakes out for one of Johnsonburg Camp and Retreat Center’s largest spruce up opportunity of the year.

Head out to a craft fair at Rutherfurd Hall or Warren Hills or enjoy tours of the farm, food and flower crowns at Genesis Farm Spring Fest.

It’s also opening weekend for Villa Milagro Wine Train tours, the Beer Garden at Invertase and Spring Fling at Island Dragway.

Go Green in Hope will be overflowing with planet friendly vendors, exhibits, presentations and giveaways. Explore Warren is even setting up a table so stop by and say howdy!

Goodness, we are running out of breath with all that is going on! Happy May Day and Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Country Night @ Draught House

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
It's Country night again! Live music with Glenn Roberts and line dancing lessons with Trapper Josh!

Women's Playwright Series @ Centenary Stage Co.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 7:30pmWednesday, April 20, 2022 - 7:30pmWednesday, April 27, 2022 - 7:30pm
WPS offers playwrights the opportunity to work with professional actors and directors in a workshop rehearsal process, and to hear their work in front of a live audience. This week's presentation of Off The Map from Christine Foster comes a story of a retired couple moving to Central America and finding their lives and relationship isn't what they were expecting after discovering a mysterious mound on their property.

Head over Heels the Musical @ CSC

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 7:30pmFriday, April 22, 2022 - 8:00pmSaturday, April 23, 2022 - 2:00pmSaturday, April 23, 2022 - 8:00pmSunday, April 24, 2022 - 2:00pmThursday, April 28, 2022 - 7:30pmFriday, April 29, 2022 - 8:00pmSaturday, April 30, 2022 - 8:00pmSunday, May 1, 2022 - 2:00pm
Inspired by Jeff Whitty's original book, adapted by James Magruder with music and lyrics by The Go-Go's comes this comedic love story of a royal family searching for a way to save their kingdom from extinction.

Bryan Martin Live @ The Lodge on Mountain Lake

Friday, April 29, 2022 - 6:00pm
Live for one night only! Award winning Country artist Bryan Martin!

'90s Trivia Night @ Man Skirt Brewing

Friday, April 29, 2022 - 7:00pm
The 90s' are back! Did they ever really go away? Test your trivia knowledge and win some great prizes!

Spring Spruce Up @ Johnsonburg Retreat Center

Saturday, April 30, 2022 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Help keep Johnsonburg beautiful and come ready to work! Spring Spruce Up Day is one of the biggest volunteer days of the year.

Delaware River Railroad Excursions Opening Weekend

Saturday, April 30, 2022Sunday, May 1, 2022
Enjoy a day in the country on a beautiful railroad that runs along the Delaware River. Delaware River Railroad Excursions starts this year's season this weekend. Take a leisurely ride back in time, visit the Susquehanna Mining Company and pan for gemstones or beautiful Villa Milagro Vineyard for a tour and wine tastings!

Warren Hills PTSA Spring Craft & Vendor Fair

Saturday, April 30, 2022 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Come out to shop and support local vendors and crafters!

Go Green with Hope

Saturday, April 30, 2022 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
 Enjoy free admission to glean environmental and sustainability information, talk to vendors, participate in exhibits, free raffles and more! Be sure to stop by the Explore Warren table and say howdy! "Hope" to see you there!

Spring on the Farm @ Genesis Farm

Saturday, April 30, 2022 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Celebrate Earth Day and enjoy the farm at Genesis with greenhouse tours, lunch, chickens, flower crowns and more!

'90s Block Party @ Czig Meister Brewing Co.

Saturday, April 30, 2022 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm
Bring on the '90s! This is an all day event for beer, food and music!

Cousins Maine Lobster at Invertase Brewing

Saturday, April 30, 2022 -
12:00pm to 8:00pm
Lobster and beer? Sounds like a winning combination! Cousins Maine Lobster is teaming up with Invertase Brewing for a mouthwatering event. 

Music in the Vintner's Room featuring Rich Berry @ Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, April 30, 2022 -
12:30pm to 4:30pm
Join Four Sisters for live music from Rich Berry. A limited menu will be available along with wine by the glass or bottle.

Beer Garden Reopening with The Big Fuss @ Invertase

Saturday, April 30, 2022 -
1:00pm to 9:00pm
Spend the day at the Beer Garden complete with live music and a surprise for all those who attend!

Taking a Tour Through the Universe presented by UACNJ

Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 8:00pm
Taking a Tour Through the Universe will be presented by Karl Hricko. The astronomy presentation begins at 8pm in the lecture hall regardless of the weather, followed by stargazing on various telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting.

Reverend Jefferson @ Roy's Hall

Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 8:00pm
Calling all Jefferson Airplane fans! Reverend Jefferson is sure to satisfy! The band was formed as a tribute in sound and spirit to the music of the legendary Jefferson Airplane. This mission soon became a point of departure upon a musical journey of exploration into terrains both familiar and wholly unknown.

DJ Rob Prof Kill @ the Draught House

Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 9:00pm
DJ Prof Kill is back! No cover charge!

Nostalgia Spring Fling @ Island Dragway

Sunday, May 1, 2022 -
9:00am to 6:00pm
Open to all cars 30 years & older! Four Nostalgia trophy classes. Non-Judged car show free with entry.

22nd Annual Run for the River hosted by MWA

Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 10:00am
Run for the River is live and in-person this year with a scenic loop that passes streams, pastures, historic buildings, and the beautiful Musconetcong River on a mostly flat course. There also is a virtual option where you can log your time and distance. The run is an annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Musconetcong Watershed Association.

Crafters and Artisan Fair @ Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, May 1, 2022 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Enjoy local artisans and crafters at this free event. Come find something fabulous!

Hops and Shops Handmade Market at Man Skirt Brewing

Sunday, May 1, 2022 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Enjoy delicious craft beer and hard cider while shopping from local artisans. Family and dog friendly. 

May Murder Mystery Dinner @ Four Sisters

Sunday, May 1, 2022 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Formal wine tasting followed by dinner, dessert and dessert wine. As the evening progresses, the story unravels with murder, a victim and several suspects. Everyone is a detective and the chosen characters will act out their parts adding a little personality of their own.

Spring Wine Dinner @ Alba Vineyard

Sunday, May 1, 2022 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Chef Anthony will host an exceptional 4-course, seasonal dinner paired with Alba's estate wines with relaxing music by pianist Patrick Kerssen.
Continuing: 

April Live Music @ Panther Pub

Friday, April 8, 2022 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Friday, April 15, 2022 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Friday, April 22, 2022 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Friday, April 29, 2022 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Check out Panther Pub's live music this Friday with Lelica and Jeiris Cork.

Live Music @ Tiptons Tavern

Friday, April 1, 2022 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, April 2, 2022 - 9:00pmFriday, April 8, 2022 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, April 9, 2022 - 9:00pmFriday, April 22, 2022 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, April 23, 2022 - 9:00pmFriday, April 29, 2022 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 9:00pm
Enjoy great music and great beers! This weekend features Truth & Soul and Avenue 16.

Live Music @ Brook Hollow

Friday, April 1, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, April 2, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, April 3, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, April 9, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, April 10, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, April 16, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, April 23, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, April 24, 2022 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, April 30, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, May 1, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Enjoy Rich Ortiz and SAGE live this weekend.

Live Music @ Little Ridge Vineyards

Saturday, April 2, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, April 9, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, April 16, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, April 23, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, April 24, 2022 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, April 30, 2022 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Little Ridge Vineyards is bringing live music to the weekends with Scott Messina and Lobster Dogs Food Truck.

Live Music @ Brass Rail Phillipsburg

Saturday, April 9, 2022 - 9:00pmFriday, April 22, 2022 - 9:00pmSaturday, April 30, 2022 - 9:00pm
This Saturday enjoy Johnny's Jukebox Band.

Sunday Brunch @ Asbury Coffee Mill

Sunday, April 3, 2022 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, April 10, 2022 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, April 24, 2022 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, May 1, 2022 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Relax with Sunday brunch and live music with Peter Amaedo.
Community Corner: 

Paper Shredding and Electronic Drop Off hosted by Hackettstown Rotary Club

Saturday, April 30, 2022 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Paper shredding and electronic drop off happening at Fulton Bank in Hackettstown this Saturday!

Community Yard Sale hosted by Pohatcong History and Heritage Society

Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 9:00am to Sunday, May 1, 2022 - 5:00pm
Welcome spring by participating in Pohatcong's Town-Wide Yard Sale! All proceeds of the society's sale will benefit the preservation effort at Shimer Mansion.

Drive-Thru Roast Beef Dinner at Buttzville UMC

Saturday, April 30, 2022 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Take-out only Roast Beef dinner with dessert. $16 per meal. Please drive in the back (cemetery entrance) to payment station, then proceed to the take-out window where a runner will bring your to-go bags to you. 

18th Annual Bowling Benefit @ Warren Lanes

Sunday, May 1, 2022 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Everyone is welcome to join the 18th annual bowling to benefit Section 6 Forest Firefighters Association at Warren Lanes!
Plan Ahead: 

Mother's Day Vase and Card class for Kids @ Rutherfurd Hall

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Get ready for Mother's Day by decorating a vase and Mother's Day card!

Sip n' Paint class with Art-stitution @ Rutherfurd Hall

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Enjoy a relaxing art class with friends, snacks and beverages of your choice!

Raritan River Music presents Bergamot Quartet

Friday, May 6, 2022 - 7:30pm
The 33rd Annual Raritan River Music Festival is kicking off with the beautiful sounds of the Bergamot Quartet.

Live May Music @ Panther Pub

Friday, May 6, 2022 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Get your live music on with Sue and Mike!

Open Volunteer Day @ Dark Moon Preserve

Saturday, May 7, 2022 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Here is another opportunity to volunteer and make your trails look great! Bring water, sturdy shoes, gloves, snacks and a willingness to support the community.

Mother's Day Mixer @ Alba Vineyard

Saturday, May 7, 2022 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, May 8, 2022 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Alba's Wine Mixer is a unique wine and food event for Mother's Day. Taste through four of our current wines and paired with small bites designed by Chef Anthony of Trattoria Di Fiore. All accompanied by the music from Lorenzo Branca and Kellen Pisani.

Grand Opening and Fundraiser @ Community Blend

Saturday, May 7, 2022 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Enjoy live entertainment, food and fellowship at the Grand Opening and Fundraiser for Community Blend.

Argyle's Fish and Chips @ Brook Hollow

Saturday, May 7, 2022 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Eat in or take out another infamous fish fry from Argyle's. Enjoy battered fish, fries and slaw.

Lake of Orchards @ Buttzville Brewing Co.

Saturday, May 7, 2022 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Their tight sound and high energy makes for a fun night any time they perform with a mix of alternative and rock.

Bombed Opera Live @ Bea McNally's

Saturday, May 7, 2022 - 8:30pm
Bombed Opera live this weekend!

Mother's Day Brunch @ Architects Golf Club

Sunday, May 8, 2022 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Enjoy your Mom's day with family and a great brunch! Breakfast, carving station, salads, desserts and more!

Mother's Day Buffet @ Flynn's on the Hill

Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 11:00amSunday, May 8, 2022 - 2:00pm
Bring the moms in your life to Flynn's on the Hill for an awesome atmosphere and buffet! A carving station, shrimp, chicken, pasta, soups and more!

Mother's Day Dinner @ Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, May 8, 2022 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Mother’s Day is a universal holiday celebrating women across the country that have spent countless hours caring for children. In honor of these special women, Four Sisters Winery has made a meal and atmosphere fit for the mother in your heart!

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Coming Up: 

Women's Playwright Series @ Centenary Stage Co.

WPS offers playwrights the opportunity to work with professional actors and directors in a workshop rehearsal process, and to hear their work in front of a live audience. This week's presentation of Off The Map from Christine Foster comes a story of a retired couple moving to Central America and finding their lives and relationship isn't what they were expecting after discovering a mysterious mound on their property.

Head over Heels the Musical @ CSC

Inspired by Jeff Whitty's original book, adapted by James Magruder with music and lyrics by The Go-Go's comes this comedic love story of a royal family searching for a way to save their kingdom from extinction.

Delaware River Railroad Excursions Opening Weekend

Enjoy a day in the country on a beautiful railroad that runs along the Delaware River. Delaware River Railroad Excursions starts this year's season this weekend. Take a leisurely ride back in time, visit the Susquehanna Mining Company and pan for gemstones or beautiful Villa Milagro Vineyard for a tour and wine tastings!

Go Green with Hope

 Enjoy free admission to glean environmental and sustainability information, talk to vendors, participate in exhibits, free raffles and more! Be sure to stop by the Explore Warren table and say howdy! "Hope" to see you there!

Taking a Tour Through the Universe presented by UACNJ

Taking a Tour Through the Universe will be presented by Karl Hricko. The astronomy presentation begins at 8pm in the lecture hall regardless of the weather, followed by stargazing on various telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting.

Reverend Jefferson @ Roy's Hall

Calling all Jefferson Airplane fans! Reverend Jefferson is sure to satisfy! The band was formed as a tribute in sound and spirit to the music of the legendary Jefferson Airplane. This mission soon became a point of departure upon a musical journey of exploration into terrains both familiar and wholly unknown.

22nd Annual Run for the River hosted by MWA

Run for the River is live and in-person this year with a scenic loop that passes streams, pastures, historic buildings, and the beautiful Musconetcong River on a mostly flat course. There also is a virtual option where you can log your time and distance. The run is an annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Musconetcong Watershed Association.

May Murder Mystery Dinner @ Four Sisters

Formal wine tasting followed by dinner, dessert and dessert wine. As the evening progresses, the story unravels with murder, a victim and several suspects. Everyone is a detective and the chosen characters will act out their parts adding a little personality of their own.

June Murder Mystery Dinner @ Four Sisters

Formal wine tasting followed by dinner, dessert and dessert wine. As the evening progresses, the story unravels with murder, a victim and several suspects. Everyone is a detective and the chosen characters will act out their parts adding a little personality of their own.

July Murder Mystery Dinner @ Four Sisters

It’s a whodunit with a murderer, a victim, many suspects and everyone’s a detective! Formal wine tasting followed by dinner, dessert and dessert wine. As the evening progresses, the story unravels with murder, a victim and several suspects. Everyone is a detective and the chosen characters will act out their parts adding a little personality of their own.

Murder Mystery Dinner @ Four Sisters

It’s a whodunit with a murderer, a victim, many suspects and everyone’s a detective! Formal wine tasting followed by dinner, dessert and dessert wine. As the evening progresses, the story unravels with murder, a victim and several suspects. Everyone is a detective and the chosen characters will act out their parts adding a little personality of their own.

23rd Annual Run for the River hosted by MWA

Run for the River is live and in-person this year with a scenic loop that passes streams, pastures, historic buildings, and the beautiful Musconetcong River on a mostly flat course. The run is an annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Musconetcong Watershed Association.

Delaware River Railroad Excursions Train Rides

Enjoy a day in the country on a beautiful railroad that runs along the Delaware River. Delaware River Railroad Excursions starts this year's season this weekend. Take a leisurely ride back in time, visit the Susquehanna Mining Company and pan for gemstones or beautiful Villa Milagro Vineyard for a tour and wine tastings!

24th Annual Run for the River hosted by MWA

Sunday, May 5, 2024 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Run for the River is live and in-person this year with a scenic loop that passes streams, pastures, historic buildings, and the beautiful Musconetcong River on a mostly flat course. The run is an annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Musconetcong Watershed Association.

 
Continuing: 

Live Music of Cats Dragged In @ Brass Rail

Cats Dragged In brings classic and rare gems from the '60s, '70s and '80s to life including "I Saw Her Standing There" by The Beatles, "House of the Rising Sun" by Animals and "Dirty Water" by The Standells this Saturday at Brass Rail.

 
Community Corner: 

Drive-Thru Roast Beef Dinner at Buttzville UMC

Take-out only Roast Beef dinner with dessert. $16 per meal. Please drive in the back (cemetery entrance) to payment station, then proceed to the take-out window where a runner will bring your to-go bags to you. 

 
Plan Ahead: 

Mother's Day Mixer @ Alba Vineyard

Alba's Wine Mixer is a unique wine and food event for Mother's Day. Taste through four of our current wines and paired with small bites designed by Chef Anthony of Trattoria Di Fiore. All accompanied by the music from Lorenzo Branca and Kellen Pisani.

Mother's Day Dinner @ Four Sisters Winery

Mother’s Day is a universal holiday celebrating women across the country that have spent countless hours caring for children. In honor of these special women, Four Sisters Winery has made a meal and atmosphere fit for the mother in your heart!

Open Volunteer Day with RVC

Be an agent of change! Join RVC stewards to help care for the forests and trails that RVC protects. We will provide tools appropriate to the project, but as always feel free to bring a tool that you feel comfortable with using.

Open Volunteer Day with RVC

Be an agent of change! Help with repair work on a wooden stream crossing bridge, in addition to invasive plants/shrub control within Beech Ridge Preserve.  Tools will be provided appropriate to the project, but as always feel free to bring a tool that you feel comfortable with using.

Last Open Volunteer Day with RVC

Be an agent of change! Help with repair work on a wooden stream crossing bridge, in addition to invasive plants/shrub control within Beech Ridge Preserve. Tools will be provided appropriate to the project, but as always feel free to bring a tool that you feel comfortable with using.

Mother's Day Dinner @ Four Sisters Winery

Mother’s Day is a universal holiday celebrating women across the country that have spent countless hours caring for children. In honor of these special women, Four Sisters Winery has made a meal and atmosphere fit for the mother in your heart!

Mother's Day Weekend @ Alba Vineyard

This is a unique wine and food event designed to taste through four of our current wines and paired with small bites designed by Chef Anthony of Trattoria Di Fiore.

Angela Evans Duo @ Buttzville Brewing Co.

AED plays an eclectic mix of your favorite hits from rock to folk to pop including hits from Alanis Morisette to Ozzy Ozbourne to the Beatles to Foo Fighters, and never fails to impress.