Starting August 11, 2021 | Explore Warren

 

Starting August 11, 2021

"I have a love affair with tomatoes and corn. I remember them from my childhood. I only had them in the summer. They were extraordinary." - Alice Waters, American chef, restaurateur, activist, and author.

The Explore Warren team shares this love of tomatoes, which can offer a refreshing respite from the current heat wave. Find yourself a perfect, beautifully ripe Jersey Fresh tomato - our lead photo is pilfered from Race Farm's Facebook page - and no seasoning or embellishment is required. Corn is plentiful throughout the county and at its peak! And don't forget sunflowers - see the More Things To Do section for a cut-your-own opportunity to brighten your space with one of these beauties. Stay cool, and Happy Wanderings!

Coming Up: 

Twilight Cabaret Series

A themed evening of music selections about the best of Summer featuring Centenary University students, alumni, and CSC veterans. Outdoor event on the front porch of Centenary University, featuring Jersey Girl Brewing & Marley's Gotham Grill! Reservations strongly encouraged for this FREE event - call 908-979-0900. Seating begins at 6pm. Bring your own lawn chair!

Summer Festival of Shows -​ Young Performers Workshop

Critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop is dedicated to the enrichment of young lives through experience in the theatre arts, and cultivates young theatre performers between the ages of eight and 18. Featured this season are "Fortress" by Michael Scanlan and "Steel Magnolias" by Robert Harling. Ticket prices: Adult: $12.50, Child (under 12): $10. Please check performance calendar carefully for specific performance dates and times (three performances of each production).

Jason Lives - In Blairstown!

Jason LIVES at the Blairstown Museum as C.J. Graham (Jason Vorhees in Friday the 13th Part VI) will be in attendance to meet with fans for IN COSTUME photo ops! (Non-costume photo ops will be available as well). A full day of activities includes the opportunity to sit down and break bread with C.J. Graham right down the block from the museum. Once the sun goes down, get ready for a Q & A session followed by the 35th anniversary of Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives watch party displayed on a huge projector screen on the lawn of the museum! Dinner tickets are $150. 

Starving Artist Art Show @ Brook Hollow

Brook Hollow’s own Garrett John Flanagan was invited back to share his wildly imaginative and expressionist creations for a second art show at the winery.  There will be an abundance of contemporary abstract art, music and, of course, wine! Custom labels available for your wine purchases from Flanagans' collection. Weekend Music Schedule: Fri. (8/13), 6-8:30pm: Lee Larson. Sat. (8/14), 2-5pm: SAGE. Sun. (8/15), 1:30-4pm: George Baier.

Cruise Night at Quality Automotive

It's Friday the 13th, so guess who will be walking around this very special Cruisin' with Quality Event ? You guessed it! Get a photo with Jason Voorhees in front of your car! Enjoy food, music, and nice rides in beautiful Blairstown. Door prizes announced every half hour up to 8pm, when the People's choice award will be announced.

Character Brunch @ VonThun Farms

Join VonThun Farms for their Character Brunch with special guest appearances by Olaff, Tigger and Pooh! Seatings are available at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am and 12:30pm. Tickets are available online.

Sangria Soiree & Live Music at Villa Milagro Vineyards

Taste delicious red or white Sangria and get some tips on how to make the perfect blend of fruit and wine at home! Pack a picnic if you like. While you sip and savor fresh air under the pergola, enjoy the music of Canalside Band (Saturday) or  Joe Izen (Sunday). $15/person inlcudes ​cover/seating, wine tasting or glass of sangria, and a gift glass to take home. Sangria Soiree 1-4pm; live music 1-5pm both weekend days. 

Frank DiBussolo Trio: Concert Under the Stars at Villa Milagro Vineyards

One of the most respected, sought after performers in the Lehigh Valley, Frank DiBussolo's trio includes Gary Staples on keyboard and Rubin Ariola on drums; and for this concert, Everitt Harris will join them for vocals. $15 per person - advance tickets required. Lawn opens at 5:45. Pack a picnic dinner. Wine by the bottle; gift wine glass to keep.

Shippen Manor Lawn Concert: Rave On!

RAVE ON! features the music of Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison, the timeless sounds that inspired The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and The Rolling Stones, to name a few, and continues to influence a countless number of today’s artists. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket, pack a picnic if you like, and enjoy the performance. 

 
Continuing: 

Late Night Thursdays in Hackettstown

More than 30 Businesses participating with sales and special events every week, through August 26. Live bands and a Farmers Market at 232 Main Street. This week, Jukebox Trio plays your favorite rock party hits primarily from the ‘70s and ‘80s.

Friday Night on the Farm with James Off Main

Relax and enjoy outdoor dining and live music while surrounded by the stunning views of your local farm! James on Main collaborates with Donaldson Farms to create delicious farm-fresh and locally sourced cuisine for their guests, and are proud to host their friends from Czig Meister Brewing Company.

Evening Music Under the Arbor @ Alba Vineyard

Join Alba Friday and Saturday evenings for wine, food, and music! Guitarist Walt Bibinger performs on Friday; pianist Dave Roth entertains on Saturday. Culinary treats available for purchase. Walk-ins for 2-4 adults: tables are first come, first serve; tables for 5-6 adults require a reservation. All guests must be 21+

TGI Flynn's: Dr. Dick

Flynn's on the Hill presents the Dr. Dick Show. No reservations required. Doors open @ 5pm, music starts around 6:30pm.

Washington Borough Farmers Market

On August 14, come for the Farmers Market anchored in the Pocket Park and stay for family fun with Sidewalk Chalk Fun Day. Chalk will be waiting for artistic little hands in front of various downtown shops and eateries along E. Washington Ave. from 11am-4pm. Bring the kids and get creative! Take a picture and post on Facebook or Instagram #MeetMeInTheBorough

Music on the Deck at Four Sisters Winery

Come enjoy the beautiful view and live music on the deck with Bill Ihling on Saturday and Rich Berry on Sunday. $5 wine tastings and no reservations required. Vineyard View Bistro menu available.

Afternoon Music Under the Arbor @ Alba Vineyard

Join Alba every weekend afternoon for wine, food, and music!  Darla Rich Trio on Saturday; Barbie Tatum on Sunday (pictured). Music until 4pm on Sunday - closing at 4:30pm for Wine Dinner. Culinary treats available for purchase. Walk-ins for 2-4 adults: tables are first come, first serve; tables for 5-6 adults require a reservation. All guests must be 21+. 

Warren County Farmers Market

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, and live music has been known to happen there!

 
More Things to Do: 

Cut-Your-Own Sunflowers

Cut your own sunflowers on the farm! With over 7 varieties currently available, you are sure to find one (or all) to love. No entry fee and single stem varieties are only $1 a stem. Tuesday through Friday 10:30am-5pm and Saturday 10:30am-3pm. It's BYOC&B - Bring Your Own Clippers and Bucket!

 
Plan Ahead: 

The British Invasion Years

A special fundraising event for the Hackettstown Rotary Club, Centenary Stage Co. presents The British Invasion Years! Two performances (5pm & 8pm), plus a special livestream option during the 8pm performance. More than just the Beatles, this nostalgic musical tribute spans the entire 60s British Invasion era with music from BOTH sides of the Atlantic, and is three acts in one: The first act includes songs by iconic British groups such as The Zombies, Dave Clark Five, The Rolling Stones, The Hollies, Herman's Hermits, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Manfred Mann and many others. The American Response follows, with music by such legendary artists as The Monkees, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beach Boys, The Mamas and The Papas, The Turtles, Paul Revere & The Raiders, to name just a few. This journey through the 1960s concludes with an extraordinary finale with songs from the four lads that started it all– The Beatles!

Cigar Bourbon Night - CANCELLED

Dinner, a bourbon flight and a cigar, plus live music, beach games and a bonfire are included in this night of fun at Oxford Furnace Lake.

Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery

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. $45/person includes tax, meal and souvenir wine glass. Advance tickets required; call 908-475-3671

Tuscan Sun Dinner Fundraiser for Antler Ridge @ Brook Hollow

Enjoy a family-style Italian dinner and dessert buffet, an enchanting vineyard sunset, great wines, and music by Bill Ruddy while raising money to further Antler Ridge Sanctuary's mission. Tickets are available online or by calling Antler Ridge or Brook Hollow Winery.

Comedy Night at Invertase to Benefit Family Promise of Warren County

Enjoy a comedy night benefiting benefit Family Promise of Warren County. The show at Invertase Brewing Company will be headlined by comedian Glen Tickle as seen on Dry Bar Comedy, Amazon Prime, and Travel Channel. He'll be joined by fellow comedians Phil Sweet, Terry Ann Zander, Aliya Brown, and Jason Brown. Doors open at 6pm and the show begins at 6:30pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Warren County Antiques Show

Held at the scenic and convenient Warren County Fairgrounds on Route 519 in Harmony Township, NJ, the Warren County Antiques Show & Vintage Marketplace offers a weekend in the country shopping for the best in antiques. Also, conservators and repair craftsmen are on hand to accept your pieces in need of TLC.

Belvidere Heritage Day

Celebrate Belvidere's Heritage and History! This annual event, previously called Victorian Days, will be a one-day affair this year. Things to see and do include a Vintage Car Show, Historical Walking Tour at your own pace, Plein Air Art Competition, and the opportunity to stroll through the newly improved Garret D. Wall Park, which will be filled with Artisan/Craft/Antique vendors. Stop by the Explore Warren table and say hello!

34th Annual Belvidere Heritage Day

Celebrate Belvidere's Heritage and History! This annual event, previously called Victorian Days, will be a one-day affair this year. Things to see and do include a Vintage Car Show, Historical Walking Tour at your own pace, Plein Air Art Competition, and the opportunity to stroll through the newly improved Garret D. Wall Park, which will be filled with Artisan/Craft/Antique vendors.

Warren County Antiques Show

Held at the scenic and convenient Warren County Fairgrounds, the Warren County Antiques Show & Vintage Marketplace offers a weekend in the country shopping for the best in antiques. Also, conservators and repair craftsmen are on hand to accept your pieces in need of TLC.

SOLD OUT Tuscan Sun Dinner Fundraiser for Antler Ridge @ Brook Hollow

Enjoy a family-style Italian dinner, dessert buffet and wine slushies, enjoying an enchanting vineyard sunset, great wines, and music by Bill Ruddy while raising money to further Antler Ridge Sanctuary's mission. The highlight of our event is the ANNUAL RUNNING OF THE PORCINE PREAKNESS! Root for your favorite mechanical toy pig in this comical race to glory!

Warren County Antiques Show

Held at the scenic Warren County Fairgrounds, the event offers a weekend in the country shopping for the best in antiques. Delicious food, free parking, easy access and much more make this the "show of shows" for all who love antiques.

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