June is a great month for outdoor projects...and outdoor events.

Dated: 06/14/2019

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Even before Summer Solstice makes it official, June lets us know that summer is here in all its glory.  The beautiful weather, the beautiful scenery, beckons us to spend more time outdoors. So what better time to do projects that impact the curb appeal of your home? Homebnc.com has some creative ideas for projects that will enhance your home’s exterior. There are details that often get overlooked, but which have the potential to make major statements. For example, a mailbox can be a thing of beauty or whimsy…   As can creatively displaying your house number!  Then there are unique ways to dress up your front door or porch with these unique planter ideas.

And don't forget to plan a picnic or two in between your home projects. Click here for tidymom.net's guide to planning a perfect picnic.

Of course, after a busy day in the sun, having a calm, peaceful setting at bedtime can be welcome. Elledecor.com shows you how to use the principles of Feng-Shui to make your bedroom into a tranquil retreat.

Let the Music Play!

This is a wonderful time of the year to take advantage of all the opportunities offered in our area for outdoor music events!

In the Village of Warwick, the concert series on Railroad Green is a much-anticipated annual event.  Click here for the 2019 schedule.

Another highly anticipated event is the Annual Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival. Attendees enjoy BBQ, Southern and Classic Rock, and you can camp out for the weekend! June 29-30 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ. Click here for details.

4th of July Events and Fireworks

 Here is a sampling of some of the events that will be held in Orange and Sussex Counties:

Warwick: The Warwick Fire Department Carnival features fireworks on Saturday, June 29 at 10 p.m. (Rain date Sunday, June 30).  Dates:  June 26 to June 29, Wednesday through Friday 6-10 p.m., Saturday 6-10:30 p.m. Memorial Park Drive, Warwick.

Middletown: The Party in the Park will be held on June 29, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at 130 Lake Avenue. Live entertainment will begin at 7 p.m., with fireworks at dusk.

Monroe: Maybrook's Annual Independence Day Festival includes fireworks at approximately 9 p.m. on July 3 (Rain Date, July 5). Admission is free for this event at Lake Street and Millpond Parkway in Monroe, from 4-11 p.m.

Goshen: The annual Great American Weekend features craft vendors, antiques, exhibits, live entertainment, rides for children, food vendors and more.  July 6 -July 7 at 33 Park Place in Goshen. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Vernon: The annual fireworks display, which is sponsored by the Vernon and Highland Lakes Fire Departments, will take place on June 30 at Lounsberry Hollow Middle School on Sammis Road.Gates open at a4pm, and tickets are $25 for a family or group of four. Rain date will be July 1 or next clear night.

The Sussex County Miners, an independent league baseball team in Frankford, will have a fireworks display July 4 after their game with the New Jersey Jackals. The game starts at 6:05 p.m. at Skylands Stadium.

And don't forget to check out your local farmers markets, wineries, cideries and breweries...

Click here to check out our May blog, which features info on all of the above.

Tour de Farm Sussex County - Early Registration

Register now for the Tour de Farm Sussex County, a cycling and culinary journey that supports and promotes New Jersey farmers and their farms. Scheduled for September 1, 2019, early registrants will save on ticket prices which include a locally sourced breakfast, lunch, small tastings along the route and more. Click here for details and to purchase your tickets.


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