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“All the months are crude experiments, out of which the perfect September is made.” — Virginia Woolf (English writer, 1882-1941)

We have to admit here at Explore Warren that we have an affinity for the ninth month - bright and clear days of tolerable warmth, cool, relaxing evenings, with something to do every weekend. The last of summer's bounty is still available but will be gone soon - get that sweet corn and those tomatoes while you can! - and apple-picking is underway, like at Longmeadow Farm in Hope, as seen in this photo by Cortney Torres. Find places for picking or just picking up at our Farms, Farm Markets and Pick-Your-Own page and read on to find your fun. Happy Wanderings!

Starting September 17, 2020

 
This Week: 

Late Night Thursdays in Hackettstown

Thursday, September 17, 2020 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Order dinner from one of the local restaurants, bring a growler from your favorite brewery (or BYOB), and listen to some live music under the outdoor dining tent located in the parking lot next to Davila’s and Stella G’s from 6-8 pm. This week's artists: halfNelson. Click MORE below for this week’s specials!

Live Music Thursdays at Czig Meister: Cirotti Trio

Thursday, September 17, 2020 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

$10 cover includes a beer ticket starting at 6pm (music 7-10pm). Full line up of beers available, as well as craft hard CZeltzer (gluten free & only 5% alcohol). 21+

Friday in the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Bev & Wayne

Friday, September 18, 2020 -
12:00pm to 9:00pm

Relax under the Arbor every Friday, 12-9pm. Seating for 2-4 people on a first come, first serve basis; groups of 5-7 must make a prior reservation. Live music 6-8:30pm ($10/person cover - does not include a wine flight). 

Oktoberfest at Tranquillity Farms

Friday, September 18, 2020 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, September 19, 2020 -
12:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday, September 20, 2020 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm

TICKETS REQUIRED to enter! Oktoberfest 2020 is being hosted at Tranquillity Farms in Green Township. 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.

Live Music at Panther Pub

Friday, September 18, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday, September 20, 2020 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, September 25, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday, September 27, 2020 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Live music, weather permitting, Friday and Sunday evenings. This week's lineup is Jess Novak Duo  (9/18) and Nova Duo (9/20).

Live Music at Draught House

Friday, September 18, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, September 19, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

One of the last weekends the outdoor Boat Bar will be open! D-Sauce & The Electric Monkeys Friday night and The Big Ones Saturday night.

Expanded Farmers Market - Washington Borough

Saturday, September 19, 2020 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Come to the expanded Farmers' Market this Saturday! Music by Winterlong at 10am, Second Line Parade and music by Big Easy Easton Brass band at 11am, Story Time with Mermaid Vicky at 12pm, Music by TC Carpenter at 12:30pm, Music by This Old House at 2pm and Professional Wrestler Tito Santana at 4pm. Crafts and demonstrations with Dove Environmental Education, homemade waffle and ice cream sandwiches by the FFA, fresh produce and craft/merchandise vendors, including Fix My Edge Mobile Sharpening Service. Sidewalk sales and other added attractions at various businesses too! Come spend the day and have lunch or dinner while shopping and listening to the terrific music.The market runs along Route 57, anchored in the Pocket Park located at 44 E. Washington Ave.

Wine and Song at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, September 19, 2020 -
12:30pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 20, 2020 -
12:30pm to 5:00pm

Come and enjoy the casual but lively atmosphere, award-winning wines, and beautiful vineyard views. Saturday: Rich Goldberg; Sunday: Joe Izen. Vineyard View Bistro open Saturday and Sunday 12-5 pm. $5 Wine Tastings.

5 East Art Gallery Opening: "Down To Basics"

Saturday, September 19, 2020 -
1:00pm to 6:00pm

Meet artist Elisabeth Jacobsen at her exhibition, DOWN TO BASICS, a series of de-collaged cardboard assemblages, during the Sept. 19 open house for the show that runs through Oct. 31.

Music Under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, September 19, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Sunday, September 20, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm

Relax under the Arbor (weather permitting) with Corinne Mammana Quartet on Saturday and Barbie Tatum on Sunday. Wine Flights priced at $20-$32 per person (21 and older) and includes cover for music. ($10 cover for music otherwise). Freshly made food available for purchase. Photo courtesy of Nicole Ertle.

Villa Milagro's Music Under the Pergola

Saturday, September 19, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 20, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Sit in the shade of the pergola and enjoy the lively rock'n'roll trio of Peter Coccorese & TBD Band on Saturday and instrumental jazz guitarist Charlie Torre on Sunday. Bring a picnic or snacks to munch with a great glass of wine. $15 includes seating, wine tasting, gift glass to keep.

Saturday Evening under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: jazz guitarist Tony Forliano

Saturday, September 19, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Relax under the Arbor Saturday evenings, weather permitting, through October. This week's artist: jazz guitarist Tony Forliano. Food available for purchase: freshly made wood-fired pizza, caprese salad, paninis, and charcuterie. Wine Flights - priced at $20-$32/person, includes cover for music. Music from 6-8:30pm - $10 cover, does not include a wine flight. No one under 21 will be admitted.

Karaoke Under the Stars at the Vineyard

Saturday, September 19, 2020 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join DJ MVP for an outdoor Karaoke night at the Vineyard! This is your chance to sing in the middle of 104 acres! Safe practices will be observed. Advance ticket purchase required ($5) and no one under 21 admitted.

 
Continuing: 

Blairstown Farmers Market

Saturday, September 19, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 26, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, October 3, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

Come see your favorite local farmers and food producers at the Blairstown Farmers Market! Open every Saturday through October. Local vegetables, herbs, fruit, meat, eggs, dairy, baked goods, honey, and prepared meals from 25 miles of Blairstown. Plus crafts and kids' activities! 

Laughter Yoga Outdoors

Sunday, September 13, 2020 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Sunday, September 20, 2020 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Sunday, September 27, 2020 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm

Learn to use laughter to overcome life’s difficulties! There is power in laughter to help and heal. Held outdoors with the Funny Farm Laughter Club.

Warren County Farmers Market

Sunday, September 20, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, September 27, 2020 -
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.

The Winery Train

Saturday, September 19, 2020 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, September 20, 2020 -
11:00am to 2:00pm

The Winery Train is back! Enjoy an afternoon trip along the scenic Delaware River behind New Jersey's only operating steam locomotive, then visit to one of New Jersey's most beautiful wineries, Villa Milagro Vineyards. Learn how grapes are grown and made into wine, then sample and purchase at the source. This season's Winery Train continues every weekend through October.

Delaware River Railroad Excursions

Saturday, September 19, 2020
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Sunday, September 27, 2020

Take a beautiful, narrated, 1.5 hour scenic trip along the Delaware river to Riegelsville and return. Opportinunties to enjoy activities along the line; the Corn Maze (Cats vs. Dogs!) is now open.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Feast of San Gennaro at Villa Milagro

Saturday, September 26, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Relax and listen to traditional Italian music by Lou Pompilio and dance the tarantella. Wine by the glass or bottle will be available for purchase. Admission includes tours, lessons, stomping, wine tasting, appetizers and a monogrammed gift glass for you to keep. Discount for advance tickets.

Black Cross Band Rocks The Creek

Saturday, September 26, 2020 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Tables will be set up on the patio and lawn, with food and beverages served to your tables, along with Southern Rock 'n' Roll served up by Black Cross Band.

Songs of Promise: An evening of music celebrating Centenary Stage Company’s 35th season

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 6:30pm

Centenary Stage Company kicks off its official 2020-2021 season with a special outdoor Gala concert featuring hit Broadway showtunes all focusing on the company’s theme for the anniversary season: Hope. This cabaret concert will feature special live entertainment from some of Centenary Stage Company’s favorite artists. You’ll hear songs from productions like Songs for a New World, Avenue Q, Man of La Mancha, Spongebob The Musical, Nine to Five, and many more! Singers will include talented alumni of Centenary University’s Theatre Degree Program, past CSC performers, and current Centenary Students. In addition to hearing some of Broadway’s greatest hits you’ll also be able to buy concessions from local food truck “Rosie’s Empanadas” and ice cream donated by “Cliff’s Homemade Ice Cream” in Ledgewood, NJ. Admission is free, but CSC would appreciate donations at the door, in any amount you feel comfortable.

Open Call Audition for "The Christmas Carol" at CSC

Friday, October 2, 2020 -
10:30am to 6:30pm

Centenary Stage Company will hold a Non-Equity open call audition for the upcoming 2020 holiday production of The Christmas Carol written by Stephen Temperley based on the story by Charles

Dine in the Vines at Villa Milagro

Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 5:30pm

Chefs Kim and Sara Beth of Sara Beth's Culinary Cuisine in Clinton will prepare a fall feast from local and organic ingredients, highlighting fresh, wholesome flavors in a gourmet presentation. Watch the sunset as you sip wine and enjoy the ambiance of this unique experience. Tickets will go fast! Cost is $70/person. Reserve your spot today.

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