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“We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.” – Lech Walesa, Polish statesman and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who served as the President of Poland between 1990 and 1995.

The smell of freedom is in the air says this patriotic kitty. We thank the countless men and women who have secured our country's freedom, giving us the ability to check out all the activities this July 4th weekend. America’s independence is being unfurled like our great flag over the whole weekend for some of Wanderings venues. Spend part of your weekend enjoying one of Warren County's fine wineries as they celebrate with live music, drinks, food and a great atmosphere.

And there is a good possibility a 4th of July day of activities is happening in a town near you. Mosey to Washington or Blairstown to celebrate all day. You'll find music, food, kids' activities and the famed Duck Race in Blairstown. Look for firework displays happening Sunday and Monday night. Shippen Manor is inviting everyone to tour their historic building and stay for live music from Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society. And nothing says “America the Beautiful” like a walk through VonThun Farms Sunflower Trail for their Grand Opening weekend. While you’re there, pet some farm animals and PYO raspberries.

To everyone this weekend, Happy 4th of July and Happy Wanderings!

Starting June 29, 2022

 
This Week: 

Lunar Lavender Yoga

Thursday, June 30, 2022 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Bring balance to the body while practicing Hatha Yoga amidst the tranquil, aromatic lavender field of Orchard View Lavender Farm. Afterwards, shop, savor and surrender to the picturesque summer sunset as Mother Nature paints vivid colors across the sky's canvas.

Hackettstown Community Band Free Concert

Thursday, June 30, 2022 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Hackettstown Community Band will play a free concert under the tent at Trinity Church. Featuring an array of marching music, this family-friendly concert runs about one hour.

July 4th Lobster Weekend @ Alba Vineyard

Friday, July 1, 2022 to Monday, July 4, 2022

July 4th weekend opens up the traditional summer travel season, and what better way to kick it off than with Lobster pizza and Lobster rolls.

Farm Friday @ Little Ridge Vineyards

Friday, July 1, 2022 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, July 2, 2022 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, July 3, 2022 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

This weekend's music features The Mac Paige Band with a yacht and party rock feel and The Angry Chourico BBQ food truck.

Grand Opening of the NJ Sunflower Trail @ VonThun Farms

Saturday, July 2, 2022 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 3, 2022 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, July 4, 2022 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

It's officially sunflower season and time for the Grand Opening weekend at the New Jersey Sunflower Trail at Von Thun Farms. Wander the New Jersey Sunflower Trail, play in our family-friendly activity area, pick your own raspberries, and visit our barnyard animals

4th of July Weekend Celebration at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, July 2, 2022 -
10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, July 3, 2022 -
10:00am to 6:00pm
Monday, July 4, 2022 -
10:00am to 6:00pm

Four Sisters invites everyone to come celebrate with an open deck, wine and music featuring Joe Izen, Uptown Boogie Band, and Shoresyde Duo.

Chillin' at the Villa @ Villa Milagro July 4 Weekend

Saturday, July 2, 2022 to Monday, July 4, 2022

Pack a picnic and come experience nature at its best! School is over - vacation is here! Take a deep breath of fresh air, spectacular views and great wines as you relax at the Villa.

"Celebration of Independence" @ Shippen Manor

Sunday, July 3, 2022 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

Celebrate Independence with Shippen Manor featuring live music and museum tours! Events include the Colonial Musketeers Jr Fife & Drum Corps; performances by the Bachmann Players; and a reading of the Declaration of Independence at noon. Museum hours are 1-4pm. Come back for the lawn concert at 6pm (Drew Nugent, see below)!

Shippen Manor Lawn Concert - Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society

Sunday, July 3, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society play '20s & '30s jazz influenced by musicians like Red Nichols and The Five Pennies, Bix Beiderbecke, Fats Waller, Earl Hines, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang and Louis Armstrong. Prepare for a unique experience as Drew and Co. keep the true spirit of hot music/Hot Jazz alive with an approach to playing and improvising the music right down to dressing in vintage/second hand suits.

"Fourth of July" Fireworks

Sunday, July 3, 2022 - 9:00pm

Blairstown fireworks are back thanks to the Rotary Club of Blairstown. Bring your blankets and chairs to watch this spectacular show!

Washington Celebrates America

Monday, July 4, 2022

Celebrate Independence in Washington all day long with a parade, food, fun live music in the evening, and fireworks! Orange Crate Derby competition at 8:30am. Parade steps off at 3pm (Route 31 and Broad St. to Belvidere Ave. to Carlton Ave.to North Prospect St.). Music by Doc South & DJ Dave Rupell 6-9:30pm at Warren Hills Middle School athletic field, followed by fireworks at dark.

 
Continuing: 

July Barnyard Buddies @ VonThun Farms

Friday, July 1, 2022 -
9:30am to 10:30am
Friday, July 8, 2022 -
9:30am to 10:30am
Friday, July 15, 2022 -
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. This week features goats!

Friday Grill Nights @ Alba Vineyard

Friday, June 24, 2022 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday, July 1, 2022 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday, July 8, 2022 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Grill nights are back starting this Friday. Your choice of meat and served with seasonal vegetables, potato, and salad. Charcuterie A La Carte- $20.

Friday Nights on the Farm with James Off Main

Friday, June 24, 2022 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday, July 1, 2022 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday, July 8, 2022 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday, July 15, 2022 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Come out to Friday Nights on the Farm with Trevor B Power Band! 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.

Evening Music Under the Arbor @ Alba Vineyard

Friday, June 24, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, June 25, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Friday, July 1, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, July 2, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Friday, July 8, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, July 9, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Friday, July 15, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, July 16, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Enjoy a relaxing evening of wine, food and music under the arbor. This Friday and Saturday evening features Dave Roth, pianist and Dan DeChellis, pianist.

Brook Hollow Live Music in July

Friday, July 1, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, July 2, 2022 -
12:00pm to 3:30pm
Saturday, July 2, 2022 -
3:00pm to 5:30pm
Sunday, July 3, 2022 -
12:00pm to 2:30pm
Sunday, July 3, 2022 -
3:00pm to 5:30pm
Friday, July 8, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, July 9, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 10, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

This weekend starts Brook Hollow serving food and live music continues this weekend with Bill Ruddy, Scott Messina and Rich Berry. Friday Night Meal Deal is Lasagna (Meat or Veggie) and a side salad. Served 6-8pm for $10. Eat-in or take-out.

Blairstown Farmers Market

Saturday, July 2, 2022 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, July 9, 2022 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, July 16, 2022 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, July 23, 2022 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

Come see your favorite local farmers and food producers at the Blairstown Farmers Market!

Washington Borough Farmers Market

Saturday, June 25, 2022 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, July 2, 2022 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, July 9, 2022 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Held each Saturday in downtown Washington borough through October 2 from 10am to 2pm, 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, June 25, 2022 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Sunday, June 26, 2022 -
12:00pm to 3:30pm
Saturday, July 2, 2022 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Sunday, July 3, 2022 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Monday, July 4, 2022 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Saturday, July 9, 2022 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Sunday, July 10, 2022 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Saturday, July 16, 2022 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Sunday, July 17, 2022 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm

Live music is Saturday and Sunday afternoon featuring Jeff Bellfy Band and Patrick Kerssen Trio.

Music at Milagro July 2022

Saturday, July 2, 2022 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 3, 2022 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, July 9, 2022 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 10, 2022 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Don't miss music under the Pergola! This weekend features Dave Read and Lou Pompilio.

SQUAD5 @ Draught House

Saturday, July 2, 2022 - 8:30pm

SQUAD5 is a premier cover band based out of NJ playing a mix of high energetic, fun music.

Sunday Brunch in July @ Asbury Coffee Mill

Sunday, July 3, 2022 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, July 17, 2022 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, July 24, 2022 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, July 31, 2022 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Enjoy brunch and live music TBA.

Music Unites Us All classes

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 9:00am
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 10:00am
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 9:00am
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 10:00am
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 9:00am
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 10:00am
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 9:00am
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 10:00am

Music Unites Us All is a music togetherness class for senior citizens and kids hosted by certified music therapist, Julianna Altonjy.

Tuesday Cruise Night July @ Joe's Steak Shop

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 -
4:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 -
4:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 -
4:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 -
4:00pm to 9:00pm

Into the Sunset plays this week at Joe's Steak Shop during their 18th season of Cruise night. Bring a friend, a chair, and enjoy the music, cars, and delicious food and drinks.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Late Night Thursdays in Hackettstown featuring the Electric Bomber

Thursday, July 7, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, July 14, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, July 21, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, July 28, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Hackettstown Business Improvement District (BID) is bringing back Late Night Thursdays each week, July through August. This week's music comes from the Electric Bomber, a classic Rock band with some R&B influences.

Music Video Bingo @ Buttzville Brewing

Friday, July 8, 2022 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday, August 12, 2022 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday, September 16, 2022 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Get your music trivia on for a chance at some great prizes!

Open Volunteer Day @ Dark Moon Preserve

Saturday, July 9, 2022 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Here is another opportunity to volunteer and make your trails look great! Bring water, sturdy shoes, gloves, snacks and a willingness to support the community.

Yoga in the Vines at Villa Milagro

Saturday, July 9, 2022 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Nourish your body and soul - and treat your taste buds! $55/person includes our one-hour yoga class, a guided wine tasting of six wines, and a bottle of either Delicado or Rosita.

Phillipsburg Open Air Market @ Shappell Park

Sunday, July 10, 2022 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, July 17, 2022 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, July 24, 2022 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, July 31, 2022 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Get ready for Phillipsburg's first open air market every Sunday July 10- October. Complete with farms, crafters, baked good and artisans.

Warren History Museums Are Open

Sunday, June 12, 2022 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, July 10, 2022 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Warren County's two museums located at historic Morris Canal sites are open again after a long hiatus caused by the pandemic. Stop by and learn why you keep seeing the brown "Morris Canal Crossed Here" signs around the county (how did they get the boats up and down these hills?) as volunteers will be there to welcome you and answer any questions. Did you know that Washington was world-renowned for producing some of the finest organs and pianos? Stop by The Warren Heritage Museum at Bread Lock Park on Sunday and see for yourself! Or journey underground on a guided tour through the 165-foot tailrace tunnel, and see other canal artifacts at the Jim and Mary Lee Museum.

Tri- Mountain Lake Sprint Triathlon benefiting The Arc of Warren

Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 8:00am

This one-of-a-kind triathlon at Mountain Lake in Liberty Township includes a ¼ mile swim, a 15 mile bike ride and a three mile run, and benefits The Arc of Warren County. This is a USAT sanctioned triathlon and teams or individuals are welcome to participate. This event is presented by DASH Multisport, LLC and The Arc of Warren County. Registration to participate closed July 12, but come out to cheer them on!

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