Starting June 1, 2022 | Explore Warren

 

Starting June 1, 2022

“The world's a nicer place in my beautiful balloon”- The 5th Dimension, vocal group of the ‘60s.

Where do we begin? Well, as the photo and quote suggest, let's start with Warren County's first balloon festival of the season, this one launching from the fields at Warren County Community College June 3-5. Fun for the whole family, this three-day event includes arts & crafts, music, food trucks, a car/truck show on Saturday, and a mass hot air balloon launch each evening. Congratulations to Stephanie R. of Washington and Barbara W. of Hackettstown, both of whom visited the Explore Warren table at the Steampunk fair a couple of weeks ago, entered our drawing, and won free admission for four. Hoping they have a blast!

And there is so much more. VonThun Farms, just a wee bit west of the college on Route 57, is having a strawberry festival, so why not do both? The Blairstown area is also a hotbed of activity this weekend (Farmers Market opening day, a concert at Roy’s Hall, Buck Hill Brewery’s anniversary celebration, Mohican Farms’ grand opening); Waterloo Village is hosting a Canal Day; a free outdoor event at Rutherfurd Hall in Allamuchy includes archery, kayaking and canoeing, and is open for tours; a food truck event at Donaldson Farms; and there is STILL more!

As always, keep an eye on the Plan Ahead section. Next week, ParkFest returns to Bread Lock Park. Happy June and Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

North Warren Student Art Show

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Calling all art enthusiasts! North Warren presents an art show from students grades 7-12. Enjoy gallery-style displays and live artist performances.

Lopatcong Music in the Park: Naked Jake

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Lopatcong's weekly summer music series begins with Naked Jake. Funding has been made possible, in part, by the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Division of Land Preservation

Return to the Rutherfurds, From Walter and Catherine to Winthrop and Lucy lecture series @ Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 5:00pmThursday, June 9, 2022 - 7:00pm
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy this 2- part lecture series on the Rutherfurds. All proceeds benefit Rutherfurd Hall.

First Thursday Live Music @ Czig Meister

Thursday, June 2, 2022 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Thursday, July 7, 2022 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Live music Thursdays are coming at ya! Grab a great beer and listen to local artists in the beirgarten! This week features the acoustic sounds of Mary Hubley, known as Maribyrd and her Brydtunes.

Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Arts & Crafts Festival

Friday, June 3, 2022 to Sunday, June 5, 2022
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.

Live and Unplugged @ Roy's Hall

Friday, June 3, 2022 - 8:00pm
A tribute to Nirvana's iconic MTV Unplugged performance in 1993.

Opening Day of the Blairstown Farmers Market

Saturday, June 4, 2022 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
This year marks the 15th 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!

Healthy U Explore Day @ Rutherfurd Hall

Saturday, June 4, 2022 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Bring the family to this free event full of activities! Donations are appreciated and benefit the Healthy U Explore initiatives.

Waterloo Canal Day

Saturday, June 4, 2022 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Enjoy the opening of the Canal Museum and Highlands boat exhibit, walking tours, sales table, live music by the Cracked Walnuts, demonstrations of Blacksmithing, Tin Smithing, and Wool Spinning, as well as tours through other historic Waterloo buildings.

Strawberry Festival and Artisan Fair @ VonThun Farms

Saturday, June 4, 2022 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, June 5, 2022 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, June 11, 2022 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, June 12, 2022 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Opening weekend for the Strawberry Festival and Artistry Jubilee presents an artisan craft fair. Two days of strawberry picking, arts and crafts, food, beer, a farm market and farm animals!

Rutherfurd Hall Tours

Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 10:00amSaturday, June 4, 2022 - 11:30am
Join a tour of Rutherfurd Hall this weekend. Two times to choose from and three levels of the building to explore.

Donaldson Farms Food Truck Fest

Saturday, June 4, 2022 -
11:00am to 7:00pm
It's time to kick off the summer with games, face painting, live music and food trucks! Food Truck Fest will feature 12-14 food trucks and fun for the whole family!

Matilda Jr. @ North Warren Middle School

Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 1:00pmSunday, June 5, 2022 - 4:00pm
Support the arts at North Warren Middle School with their performance of Matilda Jr.

Buck Hill Brewery 6th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, June 4, 2022 -
4:00pm to 10:00pm
Celebrate Buck Hill's 6th anniversary with a lobster and clam boil. Reservations are being taken now!

What's Up in the June Sky presented by UACNJ

Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 8:00pm
UACNJ presents "What's Up in the June Sky?" with the one and only Lonny Buinis, RVCC.

Mohican Farm Grand Opening

Sunday, June 5, 2022 -
12:00pm to 7:00pm
Head over to Mohican Farm, LLC Grand Opening celebrating with live music by Frontiers, a Journey tribute band, Buck Hill brewery serving up cold beer and delicious food from Mohican Farms.

Jr. Ranger Angler Workshop @ Alumni Park

Saturday, April 9, 2022 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Saturday, May 21, 2022 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Sunday, June 5, 2022 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
This is a free event where children can earn their Junior Ranger Angler badge. As a series of three workshops presented in an educational and tabling format, children will have the chance to interact with professionals and learn when and where to fish, river ecology and watersheds, fish found in local rivers, fishing regulations, and how to fish safely.

June Murder Mystery Dinner @ Four Sisters

Sunday, June 5, 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.
Continuing: 

Tuesday Cruise Night at Joe's Steak Shop

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 -
4:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 -
4:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 -
4:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 -
4:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 -
4:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 -
4:00pm to 9:00pm
Joe's Steak Shop is hosting their 18th season of Cruise night. Bring a friend, a chair, and enjoy the music, cars, and delicious food and drinks.

Brook Hollow Live Music in June

Friday, June 3, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, June 4, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, June 5, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday, June 10, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, June 11, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, June 12, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Live music continues this weekend with Kate & Paul, Allan Willcockson and Rich Ortiz.

June Music at Tiptons Tavern

Friday, June 3, 2022 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 9:00pmFriday, June 10, 2022 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Live music continues with Michael Patrick and Bobby Clark.

T.G.I. Flynn's Summer Music 2022

Friday, May 27, 2022Friday, June 3, 2022Friday, June 10, 2022
Get ready for another great summer of music at Flynn's, kicking off this weekend!

Music at Milagro June 2022

Saturday, June 4, 2022 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, June 5, 2022 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, June 11, 2022 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, June 19, 2022 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Don't miss music under the Pergola!

Little Ridge Vineyards presents June Music

Saturday, June 4, 2022 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday, June 11, 2022Saturday, June 18, 2022 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday, June 25, 2022 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Music continues this weekend featuring Scott Messina.

Sunday Brunch Music @ Asbury Coffee Mill

Sunday, June 5, 2022 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 12, 2022 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 19, 2022 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 26, 2022 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Enjoy brunch and live music featuring Sydney Atkinson.
Community Corner: 

Annual Chicken BBQ @ Knowlton Twp. Fire and Rescue Co. #1

Saturday, June 4, 2022 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Get your tickets now for the annual chicken BBQ at Knowlton Fire and Rescue Co. Meal includes 1/2 chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, green beans, roll and ice cream. Tickets can be bought in advance. Take out only.
Plan Ahead: 

Little Learning Farmers @ Donaldson Farms

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 -
9:30am to 11:00am
Little Learning Farmers is a child-and-adult activity session. It's perfect for parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, and their Little Farmer(s) to enjoy a fun and educational morning on the farm.

Felt Florals Workshop @ Oxford Municipal Building

Thursday, June 9, 2022 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Have you ever worked with felt to create a beautiful piece of art? If not, this is your chance with WC Arts and Sam Matthews from Propagate Studio.

Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles

Friday, June 10, 2022 - 8:00pm
Sarah Borges sings with the kind of pensive ache her twang and torch-lit voice was born for.

ParkFest @ Bread Lock Park

Saturday, June 11, 2022 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
A free day of music, art, history, literature, and more returns to a Warren County park at an historic Morris Canal site. ParkFest features an art show in the barn by local artists, a classic car show, exhibits by history and heritage groups, and “Authors Alley” to meet published authors and discuss their work. Live music throughout the day, the Warren Heritage Museum on site, films and presentations, and food vendors round out "a day in the park."

Czig Meister's 6th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, June 11, 2022 -
12:00pm to 9:00pm
Czig Meister’s wants you to celebrate their 5th anniversary with a special tap list, live music, food vendors, and a handmade artisan market. This is a family and dog friendly event.

The Arts at St. Luke’s: Noble Brothers Band

Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 7:00pm
Noble Brothers Band plays original songs of rock and bluegrass. The music series is held the second weekend of the month from May through December in the beautiful sanctuary of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Hope, NJ.

Basic Civilian Tactics classes

Sunday, June 12, 2022 -
1:30pm to 5:30pm
Sunday, July 10, 2022 -
1:30pm to 5:30pm
Sunday, August 14, 2022 -
1:30pm to 5:30pm
The mission of BCT is to equip the average citizen with the ability to better defend themselves. Join any of the three classes being offered this summer.

Water Gap Singers at Blairstown First Presbyterian Church

Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 4:00pm
The Water Gap Singers invite choral music fans to a concert honoring the group’s founder and Director Emeritus, John Arnedt, who died in March 2021.The Singers will perform the concert setting of “Sine Nomine”, known to many under the title “For All the Saints”, with music scored by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Charles Villiers Stanford’s “Te Deum Laudamus” in B-flat.

27th Annual Delaware River Sojourn

Friday, June 17, 2022 to Saturday, June 25, 2022
A nine-day guided group paddle on the Delaware River, with camping, meals, talks and activities along the way, giving people of all ages and experience levels a chance to have a truly "hands-on" river adventure. Paddle for a single day, a few days, or sign up for the whole trip. Single or tandem kayak rental (with paddle and PFD; tandem kayaks come with seats) is available and the event includes shuttle/livery transportation to and/or from launch and take-out sites, educational programs, meals, and camping sites. Participants may bring their own boats and must bring their own camping equipment.

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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C/o Warren County Public Information Dept.
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165 County Route 519 South - Belvidere, NJ 07823
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Coming Up: 

North Warren Student Art Show

Calling all art enthusiasts! North Warren presents an art show from students grades 7-12. Enjoy gallery-style displays and live artist performances.

Lopatcong Music in the Park: Naked Jake

Lopatcong's weekly summer music series begins with Naked Jake. Funding has been made possible, in part, by the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Division of Land Preservation

First Thursday Live Music @ Czig Meister

Live music Thursdays are coming at ya! Grab a great beer and listen to local artists in the biergarten! This week features the acoustic sounds of Mary Hubley, known as Maribyrd and her Byrdtunes.

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!

Opening Day of the Blairstown Farmers Market

This year marks the 15th 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!

Waterloo Canal Day

Enjoy the opening of the Canal Museum and Highlands boat exhibit, walking tours, sales table, live music by the Cracked Walnuts, demonstrations of Blacksmithing, Tin Smithing, and Wool Spinning, as well as tours through other historic Waterloo buildings.

Rutherfurd Hall Tours

Join a tour of Rutherfurd Hall this weekend. Two times to choose from and three levels of the building to explore.

Donaldson Farms Food Truck Fest

It's time to kick off the summer with games, face painting, live music and food trucks! Food Truck Fest will feature 12-14 food trucks and fun for the whole family!

Mohican Farm Grand Opening

Head over to Mohican Farm, LLC Grand Opening celebrating with live music by Frontiers, a Journey tribute band, Buck Hill brewery serving up cold beer and delicious food from Mohican Farms.

Jr. Ranger Angler Workshop @ Alumni Park

This is a free event where children can earn their Junior Ranger Angler badge. As a series of three workshops presented in an educational and tabling format, children will have the chance to interact with professionals and learn when and where to fish, river ecology and watersheds, fish found in local rivers, fishing regulations, and how to fish safely.

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.

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!

Rutherfurd Hall Tours

Join a tour of Rutherfurd Hall this weekend. Two times to choose from and three levels of the building to explore.

Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Fun & Games Festival

Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Fun & Games Festival returns to Warren County Community College for a weekend of fun. In addition to balloon activities like daily Mass Hot Air Balloon Launches and tethered rides, the festival features games, vendors, food trucks, car & truck show and more! Celebrate Warren County's upcoming 200-year birthday with the America One - US Flag Balloon! The balloon will inflate and glow around 7:15pm, along with Fred G Monster,  the RE/MAX hot air balloon and a few others. In addition, kids can pick up their LED wristbands at the Balloon Ride Tent, prior to The Balloon Glow Show, to make it an interactive glow! And learn about some Warren County history each day when Henry Skirbst presents will delight (and maybe even scare) all ages as he tells tales of Warren County, including a few ghost tales.

Rutherfurd Hall Tours

Join a tour of Rutherfurd Hall this weekend with two times to choose from and three levels of the building to explore.

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.

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!

Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Fun & Games Festival

Saturday, September 21, 2024 -
2:00pm to 8:30pm
Sunday, September 22, 2024 -
2:00pm to 8:30pm

Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Fun & Games Festival returns to Warren County Community College for a weekend of fun. In addition to balloon activities like daily Mass Hot Air Balloon Launches and tethered rides, the festival features games, vendors, food trucks, car & truck show and more! Celebrate Warren County's upcoming 200-year birthday with the America One - US Flag Balloon! The balloon will inflate and glow around 7:15pm, along with Fred G Monster,  the RE/MAX hot air balloon and a few others. In addition, kids can pick up their LED wristbands at the Balloon Ride Tent, prior to The Balloon Glow Show, to make it an interactive glow! And learn about some Warren County history each day when Henry Skirbst presents will delight (and maybe even scare) all ages as he tells tales of Warren County, including a few ghost tales.

 
Continuing: 

Brook Hollow Live Music in July

This weekend starts Brook Hollow serving food and live music continues this weekend with Scott Messina, Michael Long and Kate & Paul. This week's Friday Night Deal is a meatball sub and pasta salad.

Music at Milagro July 2022

Don't miss music under the Pergola! This weekend features Ken Papa, guitarist and soloist, performs an array of pop music and romantic songs and Joe Izen.

Brook Hollow Live Music

This weekend starts Brook Hollow serving food and live music continues this weekend with Lee Larson, SAGE and Scott Messina. This week's Friday Night Deal is Build Your Own Grilled Chicken Salad with a variety of toppings.

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.

Tuesday Cruise Night 2024 @ Joe's Steak Shop

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 4:00pm

Music Man plays this week at Joe's Steak Shop during their 20th season of Cruise night. Bring a friend, a chair, and enjoy the music, cars, and delicious food and drinks.

 
Community Corner: 
 
Plan Ahead: 

Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles @ Roy's Hall

Sarah Borges sings with the kind of pensive ache her twang and torch-lit voice was born for. She's built a loyal following by connecting, through her own charismatic, down-to-earth spirit, with her audience whether they’re longtime fans or newcomers just now joining the party.

ParkFest @ Bread Lock Park

A free day of music, art, history, literature, and more returns to a Warren County park at an historic Morris Canal site. ParkFest features an art show in the barn by local artists, exhibits by history and heritage groups, and “Authors Alley” to meet published authors and discuss their work. The Warren Heritage Museum on site will be open, and food vendors round out "a day in the park." Musical entertainment throughout the day on the ParkFest stage – built into the side of a barn with open air seating – will be from Serene Green with traditional Bluegrass, Sycamore Banjo Band with favorite tunes from the 1920s and the heyday of radio, and Don Kincaid & The Wait, an Americana Alt-Country band. A second stage has been added this year, as guitarist Walt Bibinger will play in the pavilion near the museum.

Czig Meister's 6th Anniversary Celebration

Czig Meister’s wants you to celebrate their 5th anniversary with a special tap list, live music, food vendors, and a handmade artisan market. This is a family and dog friendly event.

Basic Civilian Tactics classes

The mission of BCT is to equip the average citizen with the ability to better defend themselves. Join any of the three classes being offered this summer.

Water Gap Singers at Blairstown First Presbyterian Church

The Water Gap Singers invite choral music fans to a concert honoring the group’s founder and Director Emeritus, John Arnedt, who died in March 2021.The Singers will perform the concert setting of “Sine Nomine”, known to many under the title “For All the Saints”, with music scored by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Charles Villiers Stanford’s “Te Deum Laudamus” in B-flat.

27th Annual Delaware River Sojourn

A nine-day guided group paddle on the Delaware River, with camping, meals, talks and activities along the way, giving people of all ages and experience levels a chance to have a truly "hands-on" river adventure. Paddle for a single day, a few days, or sign up for the whole trip. Single or tandem kayak rental (with paddle and PFD; tandem kayaks come with seats) is available and the event includes shuttle/livery transportation to and/or from launch and take-out sites, educational programs, meals, and camping sites. Participants may bring their own boats and must bring their own camping equipment.

Basic Civilian Tactics classes

The mission of BCT is to equip the average citizen with the ability to better defend themselves. Sign up for this weekend's class as spots go quickly.

28th Annual Delaware River Sojourn

A nine-day guided group paddle on the Delaware River, with camping, meals, talks and activities along the way, giving people of all ages and experience levels a chance to have a truly "hands-on" river adventure. Paddle for a single day, a few days, or sign up for the whole trip. Single or tandem kayak rental (with paddle and PFD; tandem kayaks come with seats) is available and the event includes shuttle/livery transportation to and/or from launch and take-out sites, educational programs, meals, and camping sites. Participants may bring their own boats and must bring their own camping equipment.

Czig Meister's 8th Anniversary Celebration

Czig Meister’s invites everyone to celebrate 8 years in business with a special beer, live music, food vendors, and a handmade artisan market. This is a family and dog friendly event.