Starting May 27, 2021 | Explore Warren

 

Starting May 27, 2021

“Where the flag still stands for freedom and they can't take that away.”- God Bless the USA, Lee Greenwood, American singer, songwriter

Good ol' red, white and blue never gets old. Our flag reminds us we live in a wonderful country, full of beauty and splendor and those stars and stripes unite us together. We'd also like to remind you of all the happenings in beautiful Warren County this Memorial Day weekend - the unofficial start of vacation season - and beyond.

This is the season opening weekend for Land of Make Believe featuring Twisted Timbers, a new spinning roller coaster ride. Grab a picnic lunch and head to Villa Milagro for Chillin' at the Villa or enjoy lobster dishes with your wine at Alba Vineyard. There's also plenty of live music, scenic train rides and play performances. In the coming weeks, Donaldson Farms kicks off summer with their food truck fest and 'Tails and Tales' presented by Warren County Libraries encourages all ages to participate in the summer reading program with weekly chances to win prizes.

Have a great weekend and Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Grill Night at Alba Vineyard

Friday, May 28, 2021 - 5:00pm
Grill Nights are back! Reservations required - $50/person, wine sold separately. Your choice of steak, fish or chops - all served with seasonal vegetables, potato, and salad. Three seatings every half hour from 5-7pm. 

Weekend Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery featuring Turngren and Young, Joe Janci and Scott Messina

Friday, May 28, 2021 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, May 29, 2021 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, May 30, 2021 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Enjoy a weekend of music, wine and food with Brook Hollow's live music events featuring Turngren and Young, Joe Janci and Scott Messina.

Medicinal Herbs with David Winston presented by Well Sweep Herb Farm

Friday, May 28, 2021 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
David is an herbalist and Ethnobotanist with 52 years of training in Chinese, Western, and Southeastern herbal traditions. He is Dean of David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies and president of Herbalists & Alchemists, and has been an herbal consultant to physicians, herbalists, and researchers throughout the US.

TGI Flynn's: The Dr. Dick Show

Friday, June 4, 2021 - 6:30pm
Flynn's on the Hill presents the Dr. Dick Show. No reservations required this year! Doors open @ 5pm, music starts around 6:30pm.

Live Music at Panther Pub: Will Hoppy

Friday, May 28, 2021 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Call 908-441-6127 to book a table!

Chaplin: Classic Celluloid Stories Told in Dance presented by CSC

Friday, May 28, 2021 - 8:00pmSaturday, May 29, 2021 - 2:00pmSunday, May 30, 2021 - 7:00pm
The Young Performers Workshop is dedicated to the enrichment of young lives through experience in the theatre arts, and serves as a venue for cultivating young theatre performers between the ages of eight and 18. This performance features multiple works of classic film star Charlie Chaplin and comes to life in these pantomime-dance depictions. The selection includes the silent masterpiece “The Kid” about a little tramp who discovers a little orphan and brings him up but is left desolate when the orphanage reclaims him. This play has been choreographed and adapted by program director, Michael Blevins.

Seven Chances presented by CSC

Saturday, May 29, 2021 - 8:00pmSunday, May 30, 2021 - 2:00pm
YPW continues with Seven Chances. Jimmie Shannon is to get the twelve millions dollars left by his deceased grandfather - provided he is married by the time he reaches his thirtieth birthday. Jimmie doesn't care much about marriage, or money and doesn’t think he's particularly handsome. Jimmie has a chance, in fact, seven, and it is with these that the rest of the play is concerned.

Opening Weekend @ Land of Make Believe

Saturday, May 29, 2021 - 10:00am
With its new spinning roller coaster "Twisted Timbers" and the Time Travel Safari Adventure, the Land of Make Believe in Hope, NJ, is more than just an amusement park - it's an experience with an array of thrill rides, including Scream Machine 360, Tilt-A-Whirl, Tornado, and Drop 'N Twist. The amusement parks open at 10am sharp on Saturday May 29 as part of its Annual Memorial Day Grand Opening Weekend (May 29, 30, 31).

Lobster Memorial Weekend @ Alba Vineyard

Saturday, May 29, 2021 - 11:00am to Monday, May 31, 2021 - 5:00pm
Memorial Day weekend opens up the traditional summer travel season; kick it off with a visit to Alba Vineyard! Chef Anthony, Trattoria DiFiore, will be serving lobster pizza, lobster rolls, and shrimp cocktail.

Chillin' at the Villa Memorial Weekend Picnic @ Villa Milagro

Saturday, May 29, 2021Sunday, May 30, 2021Monday, May 31, 2021
Picnics have always been a favorite activity. Unlike going to a restaurant, you never know what you will encounter when you picnic. Drink deep. Nature and good wines are here to help you!! $15 fee includes wine tasting and a gift glass to keep.

Music under the Pergola at Villa Milagro

Saturday, May 29, 2021 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, May 30, 2021 - 2:00pmSunday, May 23, 2021 - 5:00pm
The Pegola is alive with the musical stylings of Peter Coccorese and Dave Read this weekend at Villa Milagro. Bring a lunch, buy a glass of wine and listen to the sounds of some great musicians.

Raritan River Music Festival: Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo

Saturday, May 29, 2021 - 4:00pm
Celebrating the heritage of Hispanic and Latin-American tango traditions from Argentina and Uruguay, Newman & Oltman have worked closely with Nuevo Tango masters Astor Piazzolla (centenary of his birth) and Daniel Binelli (75th birthday). The duo will present these composers’ works, along with Tango favorites for two guitars.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, May 1, 2021 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, May 29, 2021 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
A one-of-a-kind experience, sure to intoxicate all your senses. Formal wine tasting followed by dinner and dessert, paired with dessert wine. An educational wine cellar tour describes the processes of wine making and then off with the shoes and socks for the ever-popular Barefoot Grape Stomping! Complimentary wine glass included. $42.50/person, plus tax. Tickets are required. Please call 908-475-3671.

You Bought a Telescope. Now What? presented by UACNJ

Saturday, May 29, 2021 - 8:00pm
Join UACNJ for "You Bought a Telescope. Now What?" presented by Paul Fisher, NWJAA. Space is limited and reservations are required. 

Sunday Brunch at Asbury Coffee Mill with Live Music: Coo Coo Cachoo

Sunday, May 30, 2021 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Ed Jankiewicz and Thomas Johnston return with classic songs as you enjoy brunch.

Blairstown Memorial Day Parade hosted by Givens-Belet American Legion Post 258

Sunday, May 30, 2021 - 12:00pm
Beginning in the Cedar Ridge Cemetery, the parade steps off at 1pm and features veterans groups, community organizations, youth groups, first responders and members all  who gave the ultimate sacrifice for this great nation!

PS Xperiment @ The Sand Bar

Sunday, May 30, 2021 - 3:00pm
The PS Experiment from the NJ/Lehigh Valley Area is a fun acoustic duet comprised of cover band vets John Pabst and Brian Shepherd covering your favorite songs from modern to retro classics, mashups, and singalongs.

Little Learning Farmers @ Donaldson Farms

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 -
9:30am to 11:30am
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.

Invasive Species Information Session

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 6:30pm
North Warren Garden Club meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at the Catherine Dickson Library in Blairstown. This information session will follow the Club meeting, and is being held under the gazebo out back.
Continuing: 

Ride The River and Steam Train

Saturday, May 29, 2021 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday, May 30, 2021 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Saturday, June 5, 2021 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday, June 6, 2021 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Take a 1.5-hour scenic narrated trip on a historic passenger coach along the beautiful Delaware River to Riegelsville and return. Trips depart from Phillipsburg at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm & 3:30pm, weekends May-October.

Outdoor Lecture Series presented by Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 5:30pmThursday, May 13, 2021 - 5:30pmThursday, May 20, 2021 - 5:30pmThursday, May 27, 2021 - 5:30pm
Bring a lawn chair and join Rutherfurd Hall on the Great Lawn for a 5-lecture series featuring the Roosevelts and, of course, the Rutherfurds! Sara, Eleanor and Anna, Roosevelt's heart, head and hand. One cherished him, one challenged him, one cared for him. Rain dates will be the following Tuesday. Tickets are limited and social distancing will be required. Please wear a face covering upon arrival. $25 for five lectures.

Warren County Winery Train

Sunday, May 16, 2021Sunday, May 23, 2021Saturday, May 29, 2021Sunday, May 30, 2021
Enjoy a beautiful trip along the Delaware River and visit Villa Milagro Vineyards for a tour and wine tastings! Depending on ticket availability, trips leave at 11am, 12:30pm and 2pm.
Plan Ahead: 

Lopatcong Music in the Park: Inch and the Echoes

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Lopatcong's weekly summer music series begins with oldies cover band Inch and Echoes. Funding has been made possible, in part, by the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Division of Land Preservation

Hot Air Balloons - Arts & Craft Festival

Thursday, June 3, 2021 to Sunday, June 6, 2021
A four-day festival hosted by Warren County Community College features hot air balloon launches in the evenings at 6:30pm, and tethered rides as weather permits. The college will showcase their extensive drone program with demonstrations at the drone port. Plus there will be local artisans and a juried Arts & Crafts show, food trucks and musical entertainment from 2pm to 9pm. Tickets are available online. NOTE: Today's activities are canceled due to the weather. The festival resumes tomorrow (Friday)! In-depth info is here.

Donaldson Farms Food Truck Fest

Saturday, June 5, 2021 -
12:00pm to 8:00pm
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!

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We hope you've found this to be informative, and now feel inspired to come out and explore Warren County! If so, please:
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Coming Up: 

Grill Night at Alba Vineyard

Grill Nights are back! Reservations required - $50/person, wine sold separately. Your choice of steak, fish or chops - all served with seasonal vegetables, potato, and salad. Three seatings every half hour from 5-7pm. 

Medicinal Herbs with David Winston presented by Well Sweep Herb Farm

David is an herbalist and Ethnobotanist with 52 years of training in Chinese, Western, and Southeastern herbal traditions. He is Dean of David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies and president of Herbalists & Alchemists, and has been an herbal consultant to physicians, herbalists, and researchers throughout the US.

Chaplin: Classic Celluloid Stories Told in Dance presented by CSC

The Young Performers Workshop is dedicated to the enrichment of young lives through experience in the theatre arts, and serves as a venue for cultivating young theatre performers between the ages of eight and 18. This performance features multiple works of classic film star Charlie Chaplin and comes to life in these pantomime-dance depictions. The selection includes the silent masterpiece “The Kid” about a little tramp who discovers a little orphan and brings him up but is left desolate when the orphanage reclaims him. This play has been choreographed and adapted by program director, Michael Blevins.

Seven Chances presented by CSC

YPW continues with Seven Chances. Jimmie Shannon is to get the twelve millions dollars left by his deceased grandfather - provided he is married by the time he reaches his thirtieth birthday. Jimmie doesn't care much about marriage, or money and doesn’t think he's particularly handsome. Jimmie has a chance, in fact, seven, and it is with these that the rest of the play is concerned.

Opening Weekend @ Land of Make Believe

With its new spinning roller coaster "Twisted Timbers" and the Time Travel Safari Adventure, the Land of Make Believe in Hope, NJ, is more than just an amusement park - it's an experience with an array of thrill rides, including Scream Machine 360, Tilt-A-Whirl, Tornado, and Drop 'N Twist. The amusement parks open at 10am sharp on Saturday May 29 as part of its Annual Memorial Day Grand Opening Weekend (May 29, 30, 31).

Lobster Memorial Weekend @ Alba Vineyard

Memorial Day weekend opens up the traditional summer travel season; kick it off with a visit to Alba Vineyard! Chef Anthony, Trattoria DiFiore, will be serving lobster pizza, lobster rolls, and shrimp cocktail.

Music under the Pergola at Villa Milagro

The Pegola is alive with the musical stylings of Peter Coccorese and Dave Read this weekend at Villa Milagro. Bring a lunch, buy a glass of wine and listen to the sounds of some great musicians.

Raritan River Music Festival: Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo

Celebrating the heritage of Hispanic and Latin-American tango traditions from Argentina and Uruguay, Newman & Oltman have worked closely with Nuevo Tango masters Astor Piazzolla (centenary of his birth) and Daniel Binelli (75th birthday). The duo will present these composers’ works, along with Tango favorites for two guitars.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

A one-of-a-kind experience, sure to intoxicate all your senses. Formal wine tasting followed by dinner and dessert, paired with dessert wine. An educational wine cellar tour describes the processes of wine making and then off with the shoes and socks for the ever-popular Barefoot Grape Stomping! Complimentary wine glass included. $42.50/person, plus tax. Tickets are required. Please call 908-475-3671.

PS Xperiment @ The Sand Bar

The PS Experiment from the NJ/Lehigh Valley Area is a fun acoustic duet comprised of cover band vets John Pabst and Brian Shepherd covering your favorite songs from modern to retro classics, mashups, and singalongs.

Little Learning Farmers @ Donaldson Farms

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.

Invasive Species Information Session

North Warren Garden Club meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at the Catherine Dickson Library in Blairstown. This information session will follow the Club meeting, and is being held under the gazebo out back.

 
Continuing: 

Ride The River and Steam Train

Take a 1.5-hour scenic narrated trip on a historic passenger coach along the beautiful Delaware River to Riegelsville and return. Trips depart from Phillipsburg at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm & 3:30pm, weekends May-October.

Outdoor Lecture Series presented by Rutherfurd Hall

Bring a lawn chair and join Rutherfurd Hall on the Great Lawn for a 5-lecture series featuring the Roosevelts and, of course, the Rutherfurds! Sara, Eleanor and Anna, Roosevelt's heart, head and hand. One cherished him, one challenged him, one cared for him. Rain dates will be the following Tuesday. Tickets are limited and social distancing will be required. Please wear a face covering upon arrival. $25 for five lectures.

Warren County Winery Train

Enjoy a beautiful trip along the Delaware River and visit Villa Milagro Vineyards for a tour and wine tastings! Depending on ticket availability, trips leave at 11am, 12:30pm and 2pm.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Hot Air Balloons - Arts & Craft Festival

A four-day festival hosted by Warren County Community College features hot air balloon launches in the evenings at 6:30pm, and tethered rides as weather permits. The college will showcase their extensive drone program with demonstrations at the drone port. Plus there will be local artisans and a juried Arts & Crafts show, food trucks and musical entertainment from 2pm to 9pm. Tickets are available online. NOTE: Today's activities are canceled due to the weather. The festival resumes tomorrow (Friday)! In-depth info is here.

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!

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!

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

Lopatcong Music in the Park: Bobby Clark

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

Lopatcong Music in the Park: Zaire

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

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.

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.