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Warren County Wanderings

"June is the gateway to summer." - Jean Hersey, gardener, writer
Photo by Kent Sweigert, taken this week near Belvidere, NJ

Summer officially arrives here in the Northern Hemisphere with tomorrow's Summer Solstice, the day that provides the most daylight - so you won't want to miss a minute of it! People around the world celebrate the Summer Solstice with music and festivities, and we've got plenty of both for you in Warren County this week, including Phillipsburg's annual Ole Towne Festival, Pohatcong's Garden & Wine Tour, a Solstice drum circle in Knowlton, and live music throughout the land. The three community farmers markets are open for the season, and now that school is out, check out Explore Warren's Lakes and Pool page for places to keep cool. Happy Solstice, and Happy Wanderings!

Starting June 20, 2018

 
This Week: 

31st Ole Towne Festival in Phillipsburg

Thursday, June 21, 2018 to Saturday, June 23, 2018

It's time to celebrate the town of Phillipsburg with three jam-packed days in three different locations! Start Thursday evening at Shappell Park for live music, free fitness classes, a car cruise and much more. On Friday, head for Riverside Way for the return of the popular outdoor movie theatre, as well as family-focused entertainment, a magic show, food vendors, and free caricatures. Saturday's events are at Walters Park featuring amusement rides, pony rides, a hot air balloon, free kids crafts, more awesome bands and vendors, a beer garden, and fireworks!

Drum Circle at Ramsaysburg Barn

Friday, June 22, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Welcome the Summer Solstice at Ramsaysburg barn with a drum circle led by the drum group Aduna (The Tree of Life).  No experience necessary to come and join in this unique experience. Bring your own instrument or come watch!

TGI Flynn's: Dr. Dick Show

Friday, June 22, 2018 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm

Flynn's the ultimate Friday night destination in Phillipsburg, and a show by the Dr. Dick Show will be epic! Call 908-454-0011 for more info.

Live Music at the Draught House: The Nerds

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 8:00pm

Spaz, Biff, Stretch, and Mongo have graced stages from the Jersey Shore to Las Vegas, earning their reputation as “America’s Party Band Fun-omenon” every step of the way.

Canal Day at Historic Waterloo Village

Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

The Canal Society of New Jersey offers a wide range of programming at Waterloo Village this year including the new Highlands Canal Boat Exhibit featuring the recently discovered remains of what may be the last Morris Canal Boat. Some of the historic buildings will be open, historic trades & crafts will be demonstrated, and there will be canal boat rides.

Clay Dance Gestalt Workshop at M Galleries

Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

During the workshop you will experience a performance piece by ceramic artist Simon Keller and will create a clay artwork of your very own. Cost is $30.

Pohatcong’s 3rd Annual Garden & Wine Tour

Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
11:00am to 4:30pm

Take a private tour of lovely gardens located on historic properties in Pohatcong. Start with a train ride ride along the scenic banks of the Delaware River, visit the gardens of three historic homes and tour Villa Milagro Vineyards. Tickets are on sale now!

Janci & Berry at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm

The '50s, '60s and '70s music with classic country and more is the style that Janci and Berry bring to Brook Hollow Winery.  

Catch the Sunset on the Deck at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, June 30, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, July 7, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Every Saturday night, enjoy the night at Four Sisters Winery. There will be wing n' sticks and fish n' chips for $12 per person (includes a glass of wine).

Dine in the Vines at Villa Milagro

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 6:30pm

Join Villa Milagro for a classic French dinner served alfresco in Row 51 prepared by Beth Ann Raynock of Local Mama Catering in Hellertown, PA featuring local and organic ingredients and highlighting fresh, wholesome flavors with a natural flare in a gourmet presentation. 

Animal Communication with Celeste

Sunday, June 24, 2018 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm

Bring your pet to sit with Celeste and learn what they have to tell you. Celeste is a psychic medium with the gift of clairvoyance and clairaudience.

Pizza, Music and Wine at Marianna's

Sunday, June 24, 2018 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Order some pizza and a bottle of wine (limited selection) for $25 while listeing to some great music! Reservations are suggested. Call 908-777-3500.

Yin Yoga at Orchard View Lavender Farm - Live Cello

Sunday, June 24, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Relax with some Yin Yoga in the fields of lavender in the evening summer sky to the beautiful sound of a soft playing live cello. Bring a mat, blanket, your own yoga props and a relaxed mind.

Knot My Style Boot Camp for Girls

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:30am

Campers will be given basic training in craft making, sewing fashion accessories, caring and entrepreneurship. This first get together is to see if you like the camp and want to commit to it.

T-Shirt Quilt Class

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm

T-shirt quilts, or quilts made out of clothing of a child or loved one are one-of-a-kind projects with special meaning to family and friends.

 
Continuing: 

RVC's White Lake Photo Contest

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 to Saturday, June 30, 2018

Grab a friend and a camera and show us how YOU spend your time at White Lake! The Ridge and Valley Conservancy, which manages White Lake for Warren County, has an ongoing photo contest.  Tag your photos #MyWhiteLake on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for a chance to be featured on all of RVC's social media pages, as well as the bulletin board at the Lake. Happy White Laking!

Warren County Senior Art Show

Monday, June 18, 2018 to Friday, June 22, 2018
Monday, June 25, 2018 to Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The annual show ends Tuesday, but is open for viewing during business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at the Wayne Dumont, Jr. Administration Building.

Summer Reading at the Library

Monday, June 18, 2018 to Saturday, August 11, 2018

Libraries Rock! The Warren County Library summer reading program begins June 18 at all library locations.

Sip and Art Portrait Art Classes in Hardwick

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, June 8, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 7:00pm

Join artist and art teacher Suzanne Montgomery for four Friday night lessons exploring portraits through drawing and painting.

Acoustic Open Mic Night/Jams at Kathy's Kove

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, June 8, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 7:00pm

Every Friday, sing your heart out! Bring your instrument, voice, poetry, story or written word. They have the mic and amp.

Blairstown Farmers' Market

Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, June 30, 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Now in its 11th season and accepting SNAP! The Market runs every Saturday and features a variety of local farmers with truly local food - all sourced within a 25 mile radius - plus artisans, speakers, workshops, musicians and children’s activities.

Washington Boro BID Farmers Market

Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, June 30, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Held every Saturday through September 22, rain or shine. June 23 is the Happy Summer Kick Off.

Lite Jazz at Cafe Baci

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 9:30pm
Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 9:30pm
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 9:30pm
Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 9:30pm
Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 9:30pm

Relax and unwind with some tapas, delicious drinks and some smooth sounds.

Spring Yoga at White Lake

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 8:30am
Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 8:30am
Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 8:30am
Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 8:30am

Join certified Yoga Teacher Kate McGuiness for a one hour, all levels Hatha Yoga class. All levels of experience are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, bring water and a yoga mat. 

Biker Breakfast at Tramontin

Sunday, June 3, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Sunday, June 10, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Sunday, June 17, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Sunday, June 24, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:00am

Enjoy some breakfast before you go on a ride!

Warren County Farmers Market

Sunday, June 24, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, July 1, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Formerly known as the Belvidere Farmers' Market, the Warren County Farmers' Market provides 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.

Live Music every Sunday at The Asbury Coffee Mill

Sunday, June 3, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 10, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 17, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 24, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Live Acoustic Music every Sunday! Enjoy some coffee, food and music. 

Yoga For Veterans at the Farm in Harmony

Monday, June 4, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, June 11, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, June 18, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, June 25, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm

Attention Veterans! There is a therapeutic yoga class designed for you and your families to attend.

 
More Things to Do: 

Get Your Tickets for Farmers' Fair Power Events

Advance tickets for this year's Power Events are available now through July 10! The Main Arena ticketed events are TWO Demolition Derbies, Diesel Truck Pull, Truck Pull, Tractor Pull, and the Mud Bog. Click here to download the order form and mail it in with your payment. It's that quick and easy! Season passes for the fair, held Saturday to Saturday, July 28 to August 4, are also available through that form. See you at the Fair!

 
Plan Ahead: 

Country Square Dancing at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, June 29, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Grab your cowboy boots or just your dancing shoes and dance the night away! Three fun hours of music and calling provided by Lori Kulp Woodward and James Hummel Entertainment, a glass of wine is included.

Sip and Art - Landscapes in Hardwick

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, July 6, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 7:00pm

Join artist and art teacher Suzanne Montgomery for six Friday night lessons exploring landscapes through drawing and painting. Donation: $90, all proceeds go directly towards RVC's efforts to preserve land.

Day Out With Thomas: Ride the Bel-Del RR with Thomas the Tank Engine

Friday, June 29, 2018
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Friday, July 6, 2018
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Sunday, July 8, 2018

A family event that offers children and their grownups the opportunity to ride with classic storybook friend Thomas the Tank Engine. Parents, grandparents and siblings join their aspiring engineers in the fun. The Day Out With Thomas experience will engineer miles of smiles for the whole family and introduce a new generation to the timeless excitement of railroading.

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