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“But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, it's bloom is shed;
Or, like the snow-fall in the river, A moment white, then melts forever.” 
― Robert Burns (1759-1796)  from Tam O'Shanter

As people around the world this week are marking the birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns, who gave us Auld Lang Syne and other classic works, we thought a bit of his poetry paired nicely with this beautiful photo of the icy Delaware River at Belvidere by David Gulick. But we disagree with Burns when he wrote "now our joys are fled on winter blasts awa' " because there are plenty of pleasures to bring you joy despite the chilly weather, from taking a stroll to see nature's beauty, to the events you'll find as you read on. Meanwhile, let's wish everyone Gung Hay Fat Choy, as the Year of the Rat begins Saturday. If this has you hankering for Chinese food, check out our Where to Eat page to find a favorite restaurant. Happy Burns Day, Happy New Year, and Happy Wanderings!

Starting January 22, 2020

This Week: 

Live Music at Luigi's Rancho: Dennis Melillo and Tom Drake

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Jazz Wednesday features menu specials and live music by guitarists Dennis Melillo and Tom Drake, playing (and singing) the great American Songbook featuring the songs of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Fats Waller, Cole Porter and many others. 

Reiki Session with Joe hosted by Gaia's Gifts

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 11:00am
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 11:00am
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 11:00am

Pamper yourself for 20 minutes to rejuvenate! Reiki is an energy healing modality, and a treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you.

Warren County Agricultural Information Day

Saturday, January 25, 2020 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Learn more about Agricultural opportunities available in Warren County. Starting with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Stakeholders meeting, the day continues with breakout sessions on Farm Assessment, Land Preservation, Right to Farm, Forestry Management, and Local Marketing Opportunities. There will be opportunities to network and learn more information about the local agricultural agencies available to Warren County residents. Hosted by the Warren County Board of Agriculture, Rutgers Cooperative Extension and New Jersey Farm Bureau.

Microgreens: Eat your Seedlings!

Saturday, January 25, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Learn about seedlings and start your own to take home at this workshop presented by Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Warren County.

Where in the World Trivia with Wine and Food Pairing

Saturday, January 25, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

All you trivia buffs out there, this is the event for you! Join Brook Hollow Winery for an evening of mind-boggling, geographical trivia. $25/person. Teams of 4 required (no larger).

Night at the Races-A Kentucky Derby Fundraiser at Rutherfurd Hall

Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 6:30pm

Hang on to your seats as you cheer for your horse and win funny money if your horse wins. Actual races will be shown via a screen to create the atmosphere of being at the Kentucky Derby. A special prize will be awarded for the best Derby hat.

January THAW Music Festival at Centenary Stage Co.: Sam Reider and the Human Hands

Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 8:00pm

Centenary Stage Company wraps up its 2020 January Thaw Music Festival with Sam Reider and the Human Hands. A jazz pianist turned folk musician, Sam Reider has spent the last eight years redefining American roots music on the accordion. An award-winning composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer, he was awarded "Best Americana Album" by the Independent Music Awards for his work with Silver City Bound and has toured as a musical ambassador for the U.S. Department of State in eight countries overseas. Meanwhile, the Human Hands are a collective of virtuoso acoustic musicians based in New York City who have developed a cultish following and a reputation for mind-bending sets of high-energy, improvised music.

Live Music at The Brass Rail - Zaire

Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 9:00pm

Local band Zaire was founded in 1981 by three high school friends (Mike DiCenso, Jim Leahey and Matt Pisani). Enjoy an evening of classic rock with an emphasis on strong three-part harmonies.

The Nick Scheuble Quartet at Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, January 26, 2020 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Drummer Nick Scheuble began a distinguished career as both a sideman and a bandleader and brings a quartet featuring Tomoko Ohno, an accomplished pianist and composer, on piano; Max Morden, noted for his abilities to cross genres from baroque to jazz to Broadway, on trumpet; and Tim Givens, who currently plays with New York Electric Piano and the Cecilia Coleman Quintet, on bass.

Kundalini Yoga Meditation with Brooke

Sunday, January 19, 2020 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, January 26, 2020 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm

Start your week out relaxed, rejuvenated and focused. Kundalini Yoga is the systemic stimulation of the nervous system, endocrine system and the 8 chakras or energy centers in the body.

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Burns Night Celebration at Man Skirt Brewing

Saturday, February 1, 2020 -
2:00pm to 10:00pm

Join in celebrating the life and work of Robert Burns, Scotland's bard, with bagpipes, bawdy poetry, plenty of beer, and haggis! Bring your kilts!

Winter Luau Party

Saturday, February 1, 2020 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Come enjoy the warmth at Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility during our Winter Luau. Limbos, coconuts, hula hoops, grass skirts, music, food, and so much more!

Washington BID Recognition Reception

Thursday, February 6, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Join the Washington BID for a dinner to recognize the honorees. There will be a live jazz, a buffet, Venetian table and cash bar. Make your reservation by February 4.

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