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Starting September 1, 2021

“The storm starts, when the drops start dropping
When the drops stop dropping then the storm starts stopping.”

― Dr. Seuss

In all seriousness, despite the flippant subject line, our hearts go out to those suffering in the wake of Hurricane Ida. Mother Nature can be cruel. Here in Warren County, we are currently under a Tornado Watch, so please proceed with caution!

That said, the weather forecast looks quite pleasant for the upcoming three-day weekend (the drops are supposed to stop dropping in the wee hours of Thursday morning). Labor Day is called the "unofficial end of summer" because it marks the end of the cultural summer season. If you want to make plans for the coming days and weeks, below you will find plenty of suggestions. Happy Labor Day, and Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Rutherfurd Hall Outdoor Lecture Series with Joan Salvas

Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 5:30pmThursday, September 9, 2021 - 5:30pmThursday, September 16, 2021 - 5:30pm
Please bring a lawn chair for an outdoor 3-lecture series featuring Miss Mercer, Master Franklin, Mrs. Rutherfurd and Mr. Roosevelt, on the great lawn at Rutherfurd Hall. $20 for 3 lectures or $10 at the door.

Labor Day "Lobster Special" Weekend at Alba Vineyard

Friday, September 3, 2021 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, September 4, 2021 -
12:00pm to 8:03pm
Sunday, September 5, 2021 -
12:00pm to 4:30pm
Monday, September 6, 2021 -
12:00pm to 4:30pm
In addition to Chef Anthony’s regular menu of freshly made wood-fired pizza, salad, paninis, and charcuterie there will be Lobster Specials (Lobster Pizza, Lobster Roll, or a Crab/Corn Pizza) at Alba Vineyard this Labor Day weekend!

Friday Nights on the Farm with James Off Main

Friday, August 27, 2021 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday, September 3, 2021 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
September 3 is the Grand Finale! Bombed Opera will cap off the season with songs of the 80s. Relax and enjoy outdoor dining and live music while surrounded by the stunning views of your local farm! A family-friendly event. 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.

Fall Flower Festival and Craft & Farmers' Market

Saturday, September 4, 2021 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 5, 2021 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Enjoy free lectures and tours as you browse for plants and shop the Friends of Well-Sweep Craft & Farmers' Market! The farm features 1,898 varieties of herbs and perennials - see the 2021 plant list - and the Gift Shop is filled with a wonderful assortment of dried flowers, wreaths and arrangements, books, essential oils, hard-to-find culinary and medicinal dried herbs, potpourri supplies and unusual gifts for all ages. This event will be held rain or shine.

Pop Up Art Event @ Hope Junction Antiques

Saturday, September 4, 2021 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
The work of self-taught artist Jain Kang Qiu will be on display for the first of a series of Art Shows premeiring on Saturday, September 4 in the newly refurbished Upstairs Gallery at Hope Junction Antiques.

Live Music on the Deck at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, September 4, 2021 -
12:30pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 5, 2021 -
12:30pm to 5:00pm
Monday, September 6, 2021 -
12:00pm to 4:30pm
The graphic says it all!

Sunflowers and Craft Fair

Sunday, September 5, 2021 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
A festive event celebrating nature & art! Local crafters & vendors will be selling their wares, along with ART•stitution offering wine glass & beer mug painting and a beer garden offering various beers for purchase.

Last Lavender Painting Event for 2021 at Orchard View Lavender Farm

Sunday, September 5, 2021 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Monica from Orchard View Lavender Farm and Jeannie from Class on a Glass are hosting a glassware painting event on the gorgeous grounds of Orchard View Lavender Farm where you will learn how to pai

Shippen Manor Lawn Concert: Paddy and the Pale Boys

Sunday, September 5, 2021 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Shippen Manor's final law concert of of the summer. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket, pack a picnic if you like, and relax and enjoy Paddy and the Pale Boys playing traditional music of Ireland and Scotland.

Labor Day Hike on the Paulinskill Valley Trail

Monday, September 6, 2021 - 10:00am
A 4- to 5-mile hike along the Paulinskill Valley Trail with the Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee (PVTC) friends group. The cinder-based trail provides easy, level walking. Bring lunch and a drink. IMPORTANT - PRE-REGISTRATION and MASKS ARE REQUIRED REQUIRED. RSVP TO MEETUP ANNOUNCEMENT OR SEND AN EMAIL TO info@meetup.com

Reiki @ Orchard View Lavender Farm

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Relax with the healing arts of Reiki and the beautiful calm serene. Schedule your therapeutic session to facilitate an experience of peace and deep relaxation. 45 minute Reiki sessions.

Everything Bees Discussion hosted by the North Warren Garden Club

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 6:30pm
A discussion about “everything bees” lead by Rene St Andre, a long time apiarist, during the September meeting of the North Warren Garden Club. The night may include a honey extraction demo. The Club is open to all Warren County residents.
Continuing: 

Lopatcong Music in the Park: Andrew Lobby

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 6:00pm
This weekly summer music series, held at Veterans Rally Point at Lopatcong Municipal Park, continues. Bring a chair, and soft drinks/snacks if you like.

Phillipsburg Summer Concert Series - Philly Funk Authority

Thursday, September 2, 2021 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Shappell Park will be rocking! Enter the raffle to win great prizes!

Barnyard Buddies @ VonThun Farms

Friday, August 27, 2021 -
9:30am to 10:30am
Friday, September 3, 2021 -
9:30am to 10:30am
Barnyard Buddies is a program that was designed for kids ages 2-8 who have an interest in farm life and love the outdoors. Learn about Chicken & Eggs on August 27 and Tractors on September 3.

Weekend Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, September 3, 2021 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, September 4, 2021 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 5, 2021 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, September 6, 2021 -
12:00pm to 5:30pm

Evening Music Under the Arbor @ Alba Vineyard

Friday, September 3, 2021 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, September 4, 2021 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday: Lorenzo Branca, guitar/vocals; Sunday: Patrick Kerssen, pianist. Enjoy a relaxing evening of wine, food and music under the arbor. 

TGI Flynn's: Uncle Rocco

Friday, September 3, 2021 - 6:30pm
Flynn's on the Hill presents Uncle Rocco for its final TGI Flynn's of the season! No reservations required. Doors open @ 5pm, music starts around 6:30pm.

Live Music at Panther Pub

Friday, September 3, 2021 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday, September 5, 2021 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
JJ Lynch Trio on Friday, Jukebox Trio on Sunday. Call 908-441-6127 to book a table!

Blairstown Farmers Market

Saturday, September 4, 2021 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 11, 2021 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 18, 2021 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Come see your favorite local farmers and food producers at the Blairstown Farmers Market!

Washington Borough Farmers Market

Saturday, August 28, 2021 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, September 4, 2021 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Held each Saturday in downtown Washington borough through October 2, the market runs along Route 57, anchored in the Pocket Park located at 44 E. Washington Ave.

Afternoon Music Under the Arbor @ Alba Vineyard

Saturday, September 4, 2021 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Sunday, September 5, 2021 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Enjoy an afternoon of wine, food, and music at Alba Vineyard. Eric Mintel Quartet on Saturday; Frank DiBussolo Trio on Sunday. All guests must be 21+

Music under the Pergola at Villa Milagro

Saturday, September 4, 2021 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 5, 2021 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Pack a picnic and enjoy epectacular views while enjoying music under the pergola: Joe Izen on Saturday; Dave Read on Sunday. $15/person cover includes music, tasting, gift glass to keep.
 

What's Up in the September Sky? presented by UACNJ

Saturday, September 4, 2021 -
8:00pm to 10:30pm
Join UACNJ for "What's Up in the September Sky?" by Lonny Buinis, RVCC. Space is limited and reservations are required. 

Live Music at the Draught House: Brandon Court Band

Saturday, September 4, 2021 - 9:00pm
Draught House welcomes Brandon Court Band. No cover. Enjoy some good tunes, drinks, and food.

Warren County Farmers Market

Sunday, September 5, 2021 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, September 12, 2021 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, September 19, 2021 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
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!
Community Corner: 

Lopatcong Township Community Day

Saturday, September 4, 2021 -
2:00pm to 9:00pm
Community Day is shaping up to be a great event, with music all day at Veterans Rally Point and a fireworks display at dark, thanks to generous donors! Vendors are invited to apply to be part of the fun. Musical performers: 2 +1 Math Rocks, Jesse Rivera, Garabo Brothers Band.

Maker Club: So Cool for School

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 4:30pm
The Catherine Dickson Hofman branch of the Warren County Library conducts outdoor, hands-on STEAM activities every Wednesday at 4:30pm.

Tricky Tray to Benefit Washington Borough Library

Sunday, September 12, 2021 - 12:00pm
Tricky Tray - doors open at noon and drawing is at 2:15pm. Prizes include a kayak, a roomba and a 50-inch TV. Questions? Contact Donna Dean at 908-328-5640.
Plan Ahead: 

Oktoberfest at Tranquillity Farms

Friday, September 10, 2021 -
5:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, September 11, 2021 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, September 11, 2021 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday, September 12, 2021 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
The event will feature farm activities, craft vendors brought to you by Marketspace Vendor Events, live music, beer by Czig Meister Brewing Company, and food by James on Main.Tickets include parking, band cover, sunflower trail & unlimited hayrides. Adults: $13 online, $16 at door; Children (13 or younger): $5; infants are free.

Belvidere Heritage Day

Saturday, September 11, 2021 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
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.

Jazz Concert: Hannah Marks

Sunday, September 12, 2021 - 1:30pm
Jazz goes to church! Bandleader Hannah Marks’ compositions reflect her musical upbringing in folk and spirituals, while staying grounded in an appreciation for creative improvisation and longtime love of jazz and rock. Hosted by Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church. Free will donations accepted.

Festival in the Borough

Saturday, September 18, 2021 -
11:00am to 10:00pm
Northwest Jersey's largest street and music festival is back in Downtown Washington, with live music, vendors, kids fun area, food, beer garden, and more! Featuring national headliners Slambovian Circus of Dreams (pictured) and Yarn, and annual favorites JerZgirls and Southbound. Some of the other great acts include Trevor B. Power Band, The Emulators, The Bassboards, and Bulldog Mack Band. Festival in the Borough is free to attend and includes plenty of free parking. This event takes place rain or shine.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, September 18, 2021 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Are you ready for a stomping good time? Well, now is your chance to be a part of an exclusive social event at Four Sisters Winery.

Ginger & The Schnappes: Concert Under the Stars at Villa Milagro Vineyards

Saturday, September 18, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Ginger and The Schnappes - a group so authentic in sound that you will swear you are back in the big band era!

NJ Highlands Fall '21 Car Trek

Sunday, September 19, 2021 -
10:00am to 2:30pm
Hop in your car for the 2021 Fall Tour of Highlands Car Trek! This year's tour features the historic bridges of the Highlands, as featured in Skylands Visitor Magazine. This 75-mile tour of the forests, scenic vistas, rolling farm fields and quaint villages frozen in time. Registration begins at Valley Shepherd Creamery in Long Valley, then follow the turn-by-turn route instructions, which include descriptions of the natural and historic features that combine with the region’s legendary natural beauty to make a memorable road trip with places you’ll want to revisit.  The trip winds up at Four Sisters Winery. 

Feast of San Gennaro at Villa Milagro

Saturday, September 25, 2021 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Relax and listen to traditional Italian music by Lou Pompilio and dance the tarantella.

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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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Explore Warren County Tourism Partnership
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tourism@co.warren.nj.us | ExploreWarren.org
165 County Route 519 South - Belvidere, NJ 07823
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Coming Up: 

Labor Day "Lobster Special" Weekend at Alba Vineyard

In addition to Chef Anthony’s regular menu of freshly made wood-fired pizza, salad, paninis, and charcuterie there will be Lobster Specials (Lobster Pizza, Lobster Roll, or a Crab/Corn Pizza) at Alba Vineyard this Labor Day weekend!

Fall Flower Festival and Craft & Farmers' Market

Enjoy free lectures and tours as you browse for plants and shop the Friends of Well-Sweep Craft & Farmers' Market! The farm features 1,898 varieties of herbs and perennials - see the 2021 plant list - and the Gift Shop is filled with a wonderful assortment of dried flowers, wreaths and arrangements, books, essential oils, hard-to-find culinary and medicinal dried herbs, potpourri supplies and unusual gifts for all ages. This event will be held rain or shine.

Pop Up Art Event @ Hope Junction Antiques

The work of self-taught artist Jain Kang Qiu will be on display for the first of a series of Art Shows premeiring on Saturday, September 4 in the newly refurbished Upstairs Gallery at Hope Junction Antiques.

Sunflowers and Craft Fair

A festive event celebrating nature & art! Local crafters & vendors will be selling their wares, along with ART•stitution offering wine glass & beer mug painting and a beer garden offering various beers for purchase.

Labor Day Hike on the Paulinskill Valley Trail

A 4- to 5-mile hike along the Paulinskill Valley Trail with the Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee (PVTC) friends group. The cinder-based trail provides easy, level walking. Bring lunch and a drink. IMPORTANT - PRE-REGISTRATION and MASKS ARE REQUIRED REQUIRED. RSVP TO MEETUP ANNOUNCEMENT OR SEND AN EMAIL TO info@meetup.com

Reiki @ Orchard View Lavender Farm

Relax with the healing arts of Reiki and the beautiful calm serene. Schedule your therapeutic session to facilitate an experience of peace and deep relaxation. 45 minute Reiki sessions.

Friday Nights on the Farm with James Off Main

Come out to Friday Nights on the Farm with The Emulators! Relax and enjoy outdoor dining and live music while surrounded by the stunning views of your local farm! A family-friendly event. 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.

Friday Nights on the Farm with James On Main

Come out to Friday Nights on the Farm with Bombed Opera! Relax and enjoy outdoor dining and live music while surrounded by the stunning views of your local farm! A family-friendly event, 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.

Labor Day Weekend at Alba Vineyard

In addition to Chef Anthony’s regular menu of freshly made wood-fired pizza, salad, paninis, and charcuterie there will be Lobster Specials (Lobster Pizza, Lobster Roll, or a Crab/Corn Pizza) at Alba Vineyard this Labor Day weekend!

Labor Day Hike on the Paulinskill Valley Trail

A 4- to 5-mile hike along the Paulinskill Valley Trail with the Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee (PVTC) friends group. The cinder-based trail provides easy, level walking. Bring lunch and a drink.

Lavender Painting @ Orchard View Lavender Farm

Jeannie from Class on a Glass and Monica from Orchard View Lavender Farm are hosting a glassware/watering can painting event on the gorgeous grounds of Orchard View Lavender Farm. You will learn how to paint lavender and dragonflies onto a surface of your choice, either glass or watering can. No painting experience necessary so come as you are or bring friends.

Friday Nights on the Farm with James Off Main

Come out to Friday Nights on the Farm with Bombed Opera! Relax and enjoy outdoor dining and live music while surrounded by the stunning views of your local farm! A family-friendly event, 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.

Friday Nights on the Farm with James Off Main

Come out to Friday Nights on the Farm with Bombed Opera 9/1. Enjoy outdoor dining while surrounded by the stunning views of your local farm. A family-friendly event, 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.

Labor Day Hike on the Paulinskill Valley Trail

A hike of 4 to 5 miles along the Paulinskill Valley Trail with the Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee (PVTC) friends group. The cinder-based trail provides easy, level walking. Bring lunch and a drink.

Friday Nights on the Farm @ Donaldson Farms

Friday, June 21, 2024 - 5:00pm
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 5:00pm

Featuring Bombed Opera along with a tribute to all First Responders 6/21 and The Big Fuss 6/28, Friday Nights on the Farm is back with live music and food, plus activities including laser tag, glitter tattoos and pony ride! Enjoy outdoor dining while surrounded by the stunning views of your local farm. As a family-friendly event, James on Main collaborates with Donaldson Farms to create delicious farm-fresh and locally sourced cuisine for their guests.

 
Continuing: 

Barnyard Buddies @ VonThun Farms

Barnyard Buddies is a program that was designed for kids ages 2-8 who have an interest in farm life and love the outdoors. Learn about Chicken & Eggs on August 27 and Tractors on September 3.

TGI Flynn's: Uncle Rocco

Flynn's on the Hill presents Uncle Rocco for its final TGI Flynn's of the season! No reservations required. Doors open @ 5pm, music starts around 6:30pm.

Washington Borough Farmers Market

Held each Saturday in downtown Washington borough through October 2, the market runs along Route 57, anchored in the Pocket Park located at 44 E. Washington Ave.

Music under the Pergola at Villa Milagro

Pack a picnic and enjoy epectacular views while enjoying music under the pergola: Joe Izen on Saturday; Dave Read on Sunday. $15/person cover includes music, tasting, gift glass to keep.
 

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!

 
Community Corner: 

Lopatcong Township Community Day

Community Day is shaping up to be a great event, with music all day at Veterans Rally Point and a fireworks display at dark, thanks to generous donors! Vendors are invited to apply to be part of the fun. Musical performers: 2 +1 Math Rocks, Jesse Rivera, Garabo Brothers Band.

Lopatcong Township Community Day

Community Day is shaping up to be a great event, with music all day at Veterans Rally Point and a fireworks display at dark, thanks to generous donors! Vendors are invited to apply to be part of the fun.

 
Plan Ahead: 

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!

Jazz Concert: Hannah Marks

Jazz goes to church! Bandleader Hannah Marks’ compositions reflect her musical upbringing in folk and spirituals, while staying grounded in an appreciation for creative improvisation and longtime love of jazz and rock. Hosted by Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church. Free will donations accepted.

NJ Highlands Fall '21 Car Trek

Hop in your car for the 2021 Fall Tour of Highlands Car Trek! This year's tour features the historic bridges of the Highlands, as featured in Skylands Visitor Magazine. This 75-mile tour of the forests, scenic vistas, rolling farm fields and quaint villages frozen in time. Registration begins at Valley Shepherd Creamery in Long Valley, then follow the turn-by-turn route instructions, which include descriptions of the natural and historic features that combine with the region’s legendary natural beauty to make a memorable road trip with places you’ll want to revisit.  The trip winds up at Four Sisters Winery. 

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.