Events and things to do in Northwest New Jersey (2023)


Tuesday, 14; Blairstown

JAMES MCMURTRY. 8pm. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

Wednesday, 15; Hope

MEDITATION ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS. Join us, try a class! 7 - 8:30pm. $10. Hope Wellness Center, 2 Walnut St..

Conscious Design Institute; 908/797-5225

Saturday, 18; Branchville

STOKES STATE FOREST HIKE. This hike highlights the stunning beauty and diversity of New Jersey’s native forests in the Ridge-and-Valley region of the Appalachian Mountains..

NJ Highlands Coalition; 973/588-7190

Saturday, 18; Hackettstown

CECE TENEAL. Back by popular demand, CeCe Teneal captivates with a brand new show, celebrating the women of soul music. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 18; Hope

COMMUNITY DAY - ACUPUNCTURE WITH DR KAREN ZUIDEMA. Join us to experience acupuncture and a lecture. 9am - noon. $40. Hope Wellness Center, 2 Walnut St..

Conscious Design Institute; 908/797-5225

Saturday, 18; Ringwood

END-OF-WINTER TREE WALK. A visit to many of NJBG’s stunning specimens, where you’ll learn the differences between trees, how to tell them apart, and how to use them in your garden. 10am. Free. 20 Morris Rd..

Skylands Botanical Gardens; 973/962-9534

Sunday, 19; Ringwood

FAMILY WOODLAND HIKE. Learn a bit about the plants and animals around you on a hike designed to fit the group. 10am. Free. 20 Morris Rd..

Skylands Botanical Gardens; 973/962-9534

Tuesday, 21; Hope

NEW MOON - CELEBRATION WITH SOUND RUTH RATLIFF. Release and renew - sound medicine that awakens and heals the spirit! 7:30 - 8:30pm. $30. Hope Wellness Center, 2 Walnut St..

Conscious Design Institute; 908/797-5225

Saturday, 25; Ringwood

SPRING WREATH-MAKING WORKSHOPS. Learn how to assemble and decorate spring wreaths to brighten your home, using a variety of silk and dried materials. 10am & 1pm. $25. 20 Morris Rd..

Skylands Botanical Gardens; 973/962-9534

Sunday, 26; Montville

PYRAMID MOUNTAIN HIKE. The highlight of this hike will be Tripod Rock: a massive out-of-place erratic boulder balanced on three smaller rocks which has puzzled visitors ever since it was left behind in the last glacial period thousands of years ago.

NJ Highlands Coalition; 973/588-7190

Sunday, 26; Ringwood

SPRING BIRD WALK. Don Torino of the Bergen County Audubon Society leads a walk through the Botanical Garden to look for early spring birds 10. Free. 20 Morris Rd..

Skylands Botanical Gardens; 973/962-9534

Friday, 24; North Branch


The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Friday, 24; Stillwater

THE GREAT OUTDOORS TRICKY TRAY. 4pm. $25. Stillwater School, 904 Stillwater Rd..

Stillwater Township PTA; 973/670-1115

Sunday, 26; Clinton

SAILING OPEN HOUSE. Learn about sailing on Spruce Run Reservoir and the club-sponsored activities available for beginners as well as seasoned sailors. 1pm. Riley & Jake’s, 1831 State Route 31.

Hunterdon Sailing Club;

Sunday, 26; Newton


The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700

Thursday, 30; Newton

SPYRO GYRA. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.

The Newton Theatre; 973/383-3700


Tuesday, 4; Hackettstown

LACKAWANNA CUT OFF. Presentation on past, present and future of the Lackawanna Cut Off by Chuck Walsh. 7 - 8:30. American Legion, 494 Willow Grove. More...

Hackettstown Historical Society; 908/852-8797

Saturday, 8;

TROUT SEASON OPENS. Don’t forget your 2023 fishing license! More...

Saturday, 8; West Milford

HISTORIC DISTRICT WALKING TOURS. Walk through the Historic District and learn how Long Pond contributed to the American Revolution, Civil War and the industrial development of New Jersey. 9am. Long Pond Ironworks, Rt 511. More...

Friends of Long Pond Ironworks; 973/657-1688

Wednesday, 12-26; Hackettstown

WOMEN PLAYWRIGHTS SERIES. Presentations on three consecutive Wednesdays of short-play competition, playwrighting classes, and panel discussions with visiting playwrights provide a working forum for the unique voice of women writing for theatre today. The WPS has helped to develop the work of over 60 playwrights from around the country, producing more than 14 world premieres on the CSC mainstage. Staged readings are followed by a lively discussion with the playwrights and casts. 7:30pm. Free. Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Center.

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Thursday, 13-15; Morristown

DANCE ON EXHIBIT: CAROLYN DORFMAN DANCE. An evening of dance on display in a gallery setting followed by performances of some of Dorfman’s most iconic works on stage. 7:30pm. $25. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..

Morris Museum Bickford Theater; 973/971-3700

Saturday, 15; Blairstown

SUGAR MOUNTAIN. Neil Young tribute 8pm. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

Saturday, 15; Boonton

SPRING CAR TREK. The theme for this spring's route is Highlands of the Reservoirs: highlighting the critically important reservoirs and waterways that feed. These lakes, rivers, and streams provide clean, affordable drinking water for over 70% of the state's population, including those living in Jersey City, Newark, Paterson and dozens of other towns both inside and outside the Highlands. 10am. 35$ per vehicle. Reservoir Tavern.

NJ Highlands Coalition; 973/588-7190

April 15, 16, 29, 30; Hope

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SPACE CLEARING CERTIFICATION WITH RENAE JENSEN. Space Clearing: Training: April 15, April 16, April 29, April 30. Space Clearing/Harmonizing is a vital part of maintaining healthy space, and has been part of our human culture and practice for thousands of years. Home Blessings, Spring Cleaning, New Years ceremonies, Spirit Cleansing... we are familiar rituals associated with cleansing space. As we work to maintain a healthy body, mind and spirit, we must allow our homes to have a cleanse, refresh and reset it’s energy and intentions. We can apply new paint, beautiful furnishings and feng shui techniques, but it is like ” putting clean clothes on a dirty body”. 9am - 5pm. $1755. Hope Wellness Center, 2 Walnut St..

Conscious Design Institute; 908/797-5225

Sunday, 16; Sussex

ANNUAL VERNAL POOL EXPLORATION. Visit vernal pools to explore these habitats and learn why these sites are important to many species of amphibians, reptils, insects, and other wildlife. 2 - 3:30pm. Free, donation requested. 50 Neilson Road. More...

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 973/702-2289

Wednesday, 19; Hillsborough

NEW JERSEY INVASIVE SPECIES CONFERENCE. Comprehensive state-wide forum on invasive species as well as new and emerging issues. 9 - 12. $110, preregister. 80 Route 206. More...

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Thursday, 20-30; Hackettstown

THE ADDAMS FAMILY. NEXTstage Rep Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 22-23; Far Hills

SPRING PLANT SALE AND EARTH DAY CELEBRATION. Many choice selections of perennials, ferns and woody plants, inspiring garden lectures, and guided tours of this magnificent naturalistic rock garden. This event is co-sponsored with Watnong Chapter North American Rock Garden Society. 11 Layton Rd.

Leonard J. Buck Garden; 908-722-1200, x5621

Saturday, 22-23; Lambertville

25TH ANNUAL BOOK SALE. South County Park Fairgrounds, Grange Building, 1207 Route 179.

Friends of the Hunterdon County Library; 908/303-9821

Thursday, 27; Lafayette

70TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER. Gala celebration dinner with a program, the auction, and perhaps a few surprises! Lafaytette House, The Shoppes at Lafayette, Routes 94 & 15.

Sussex County Bird Club

Saturday, 29; Blairstown

DARRELL SCOTT. 8pm. 30 Main Street.

Roy’s Hall; 908/362-1399

Saturday, 29; Hope

GO GREEN WITH HOPE. Electronic waste collection, medicine drop, vendors, raffles, presentations. 10am - 2pm. Free. Hope Township School, 320 Johnsonburg Road.

Hope Township Environmental Commission; 908/459-5011

Saturday, 29; Washington

ROCK N ROLL STEAMPUNK FAIR. Enjoy a day filled with live music, artisan vendors, street performers, and general steampunk shenanigans! 10am - 5pm. Washington Ave.

Washington Business Improvement District; 908/689-4800

Saturday, 29; Washington

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AREA 57. Flying objects and other fun invade Warren County the Community College showcases the its nationally acclaimed Uncrewed Systems Program, which teaches piloting, design and development, and the maintenance and repair of drones, as well as AI and Robotics. The event is in conjunction with Droning On, a regional Drone Education event organized and staffed by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) which will coincide with the FAA annual Drone Safety Day. Droning On is a free, three-day UAS community engagement event. Get hands-on experience handling a balloon, walk inside an actual hot air balloon, that will be cold inflated with fans. Special shape hot air balloon, Fred G Monster, will also invade the event. Warren County Community College, 475 NJ-57.; 908/283-0721

Saturday, 29-30; Columbia

A DAY OF WINE, ROMANCE, AND MORE!. Book and wine lovers unite for a one-of-a-kind book signing event. 12 - 4pm. 594 State Highway 94.

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

Saturday, 29-30; Lambertville

SHAD FESTIVAL. Artists, crafters, shad hauling demonstrations, guide walking tours, entertainment, and a shad dinner. 12:30 - 5:30pm. Bridge and Union Streets. More...

Lambertville Chamber of Commerce; 609/397-0055

Upcoming Events...

Ongoing Theater and Concerts

Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown

March 23-April 2•OFF THE MAP. Denny and Claire have retired to the wilds of Central America, where they quickly discover that things are not as they were expecting, neither in their relationship, nor in their new property.8pm.

Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave.. ; 908/979-0900

Ongoing Programs and Events

The Warren Heritage Museum at Bread Lock Park, Stewartsville

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Second Sunday Every Month•MORRIS CANAL EXHIBITS. A premiere site along the historic Morris Canal Greenway, will have volunteers on hand to welcome visitors and answer questions. Exhibits tell the story of the valley now bisected by Route 57, also known as the Warren Heritage Scenic Byway, and the people who lived and worked here. There are also trails to explore so wear your walking shoes and check out the StoryWalk or the exercise trail or the trail to Stewartsville.1 - 4pm.

2627 State Route 57. ; 908/475-6532

Fred S. Burroughs North Jersey Trout Unlimited, Sparta

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Tuesdays, February 5- March 19•FLY TYING CLASS. At the end of this 7 consecutive week class, you will understand the insect life in the rivers and what insects the trout eat. You will learn the difference between a mayfly, a caddis fly, and a stone fly. You will learn how to tie popular flies that actually catch fish. We provide the materials and tools for you to use during the beginner class. The Intermediate Fly Tying Class focuses on more complex flies, tying tips and tricks, and enhancing basic skills. Seven consecutive Tuesdays. 7 - 9pm. $75.

Sparta VFW, 66 Main St.. ; 908/752-7065

Morristown National Historical Park Morristown

Ongoing•TOURS OF WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS AT THE FORD MANSION. The Washington’s Headquarters Museum includes includes three exhibit galleries, a 30-minute introductory video, and the Discover History Center. Tours of Fords Manion will be made available at 10 and 11am and at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm.

30 Washington Place; 973/539-2016 x210

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