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“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” - John Steinbeck (1902-1968), American author

So true! If every day was a balmy, sunny 70 degrees, not only would we not appreciate it, but we would be praying for some rain once in a while. We have four distinct seasons here in the northeast, and - have you noticed? - we are in the midst of winter. The season's beauty was captured by Robert Eberle yesterday as he took a stroll on the Allamuchy Township Nature Trail off Alphano Road. So you thought we'd skipped a week of Wanderings? Nay, dear Wanderers! We don't want you to miss out on some great stuff, like tomorrow's January Thaw concert with American Patchwork Quartet at Centenary Stage Company, preceded by a free discussion with the musicians earlier in the day. Plus, there's still a few hours left to tell your heritage story. Read on, stay warm but enjoy the season, and Happy Wanderings!

Starting January 21, 2022

This Week: 

Hackettstown BID's WINTERFEST

Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 12:00pm

Bundle up for a brisk stroll through the Hackettstown Business District to celebrate WINTERFEST on January 22, 2022. The merchants of Hackettstown invite you to a fun-filled day!

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, January 22, 2022 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, February 5, 2022 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

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! $42.50/person, plus tax. Tickets are required; please call 908-475-3671.

January Thaw Music Festival Continues: American Patchwork Quartet

Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 8:00pm

Centenary Stage Company January Thaw Music Festival continues with NYC-based American Patchwork Quartet (APQ), which is on a mission to reclaim the immigrant soul of American Roots Music by drawing on a repertoire of centuries-old American folk songs that highlight America's immigrant roots. It showcases America's dynamic present by combining the diverse talent of four US citizens, each with a unique cultural background. In this quartet, old songs are made new through creative arrangements that highlight the exceptional and well-honed skills of each band member. Prior to the show, you can participate in A Conversation with American Patchwork Quartet at 3 p.m. where  the quartet's members will share about their own heritage, their music, and their mission; sign up for the free discussion and get $10 off your concert ticket that night!


Musconetcong Watercolor Group Invitational Exhibit

Friday, January 21, 2022
Monday, January 24, 2022
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Friday, January 28, 2022
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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Warren County ARTS has started doing art exhibits at the Oxford Municipal Gallery in the Oxford Municipal Building again, after the revolving exhibits stopped in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sunday Brunch @ Asbury Coffee Mill

Sunday, January 23, 2022 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, January 30, 2022 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, February 6, 2022 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

A different musician performs each week during Sunday brunch! Click through for schedule of artists.

More Things to Do: 

Tell Your Heritage Story for #AmericanPatchworkProject

In anticipation of the performance by American Patchwork Quartet, the APQ and Centenary Stage Company are partnering together to collect heritage stories for the #AmericanPatchworkProject. There are no requirements as to what a heritage story is in order for it to be submitted. The story can be anything; an immigration story or that of parents / grandparents, a simple tracing of ancestral roots, a specific moment, experience, or story passed down or perhaps even a continued tradition that is part of an inherited sense of family identity. These stories will be collected now through January 21, 2022 and shared across Centenary Stage Company’s social media platforms as part of the #AmericanPatchworkProject. This project culminates with A Conversation with American Patchwork Quartet on January 22 at 3pm where American Patchwork Quartet will share about their own heritage, their music, and their mission, and then perform in concert at 8pm. Learn more about the project.

Inside Warren Publishes List of "Hidden Gems"

Even Warren County natives, let alone “newer residents”, may not appreciate the plethora of special gems the county has to offer. Online magazine Inside Warren spoke to a cross-section of Warren County residents to get their opinions on what might be considered the “Hidden Gems of Warren County” and got an interesting array of responses, from historical sites to entertainment, food and retail establishments. After careful consideration, Inside Warren distilled a long list into their 2022 Best of Hidden Gems. Read it here.

Plan Ahead: 

Comedy Night at Invertase Brewing Co.

Friday, January 28, 2022 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Purchase your tickets for another fun night at the brewery! Benefit Show - All proceeds go to Family Promise of Warren County. Laughs, great beer and catering by Angry Chourico BBQ! Doors open at 4:00 for the 6:30pm show. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

January Thaw Music Festival Continues: Best of the Eagles

Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 8:00pm

Centenary Stage Company’s January Thaw Music Festival comes to a close with Best of the Eagles. Performing the band’s greatest hits from the '70s, '80s and beyond, each member mirrors his counterpart in the Eagles instrumentally and vocally. This group of musicians expertly and authentically re-create the songs, music, and vocals of the Eagles making this is the most authentic recreation next to seeing the Eagles live.

Washington BID Business Recognition Reception

Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 6:00pm

Celebrate the stars of Washington's vibrant business community as the borough Business Improvement District hosts its annual awards reception in the clubhouse at Hawk Pointe Golf Club.

CSC NEXTStage: Lanford Wilson’s Book of Days

Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 7:30pm
Friday, February 11, 2022 - 8:00pm
Saturday, February 12, 2022 - 8:00pm
Sunday, February 13, 2022 - 2:00pm
Monday, February 14, 2022 - 7:00pm

When murder roars through a small Missouri town, Ruth Hoch begins her own quest to find truth and honesty amid small town jealousies, religion, greed and lies.

MAC Pizza & Wings 1-Year Anniversary

Saturday, February 12, 2022 -
11:00am to 9:00pm

In honor of their first year in business, MAC Pizza & Wings is donating a portion of their proceeds on their anniversary to LEE Services.

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