Flemington Unveils SpringFest Calendar of Events

by Betsy Natter

JT Rooney Live @The Flemington Car Show – Mustang Night – 2017

As the flowers begin to bloom in Hunterdon’s historic county seat, Flemington is blossoming as well, celebrating the season with an action-packed SpringFest calendar designed to spotlight the borough as a newly revitalized “destination town.”

“Flemington is regional hub for a host of creative, fun and exciting activities this spring – from concerts with nationally known musicians to classic car shows, farmers markets, art open houses and bicycle tours, as well as an award-winning craft brewery, fine dining and shopping,” said the Flemington Community Partnership’s Executive Director, Ann Meredith. “We invite everyone to explore Flemington and discover why so many people love our special town.”

After kicking off the calendar with Restaurant Week in April, entertainment will continue as musicians are lined up to entertain Friday and Saturday nights at Flemington’s Filling Station. The Filling station is a borough-owned gas station that was converted to a beer garden, and at open mic nights at Factory Fuel Co. on Thursdays.

The street music continues at the ever-popular classic car shows, held biweekly beginning May 26, with kids’ activities and shopping that attract people of all ages. Another favorite among families are the farmers markets on Saturdays and Sundays, starting in May.

Lastly, the Flemington DIY, a former bank, is home to a variety of ongoing classes and clubs, including tai chi and tap dancing on Saturdays and fiber arts and printmaking Mondays.
For more information, visit exploreFlemington.com. Here’s the complete calendar:

Special Events (Free unless otherwise noted).
April 20-22 – Spring Open Studio and Sale, Small Joys Studio, 150 Main St., April 20, 6-9 p.m. opening reception; April 21-22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Jewelry, collages, paintings, handbags and accessories, silk scarves, felted toys and ceramics by Kim Belton, Inna Dzhanibekova, Alice Kelly, Cara London, Arina Scanna, Irene Veneziano, www.smalljoysstudio.com, [email protected]
April 22-27 – Taste of Flemington Restaurant Week with almost 20 participating local restaurants featuring new menu items, free offerings and special price-fixed menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Visit exploreflemington.com for prices and specifics. Dinner reservations may be necessary.
April 25 – Community Listening Forum, “Barriers to Recovery,” Stangl Factory, Stangl Rd. and Mine St., 6-9 p.m. National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, [email protected]
April 28 – United Way’s Community Health Fair, 20 Fulper Road, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., includes exercise classes, healthy living tips, cosponsored by New Jersey Office of Minorities and Multicultural Health, uwhunterdon.org
April 27 – Queer Poetry Night, 90 Main St., 6-9 p.m., $5, FlemingtonDIY.org.
April 28 – Live Music with Ed Jankiewicz, Grateful Bites, 42 Route 12, 12-3pm, free, also on Facebook.
April 28 – Gene Perla’s Good and Plenty Jazz Quartet, Flemington DIY, 90 Main St., 7:30 p.m. $10. Tickets: FlemingtonDIY.org/jazz
April 29 – Doggy Noses & Yoga Poses (PupAsana and Pints at Lone Eagle Brewing), 44 Stangl Rd., 12-1 p.m., with adorable, adoptable pets giving loving puppy kisses. Benefits New Jersey Greyhound Adoption Program, $35, to register: https://bit.ly/2GHKgQg
April 29 – Live Music with Charles Pearlman, Grateful Bites, 42 Route 12, 12-3pm, free, also on Facebook.
May 4-6 – Hunterdon Art Tour features three Flemington locations: Flemington DIY, 90 Main Street, Delaware Valley Regional High School exhibit, including ceramics, photography and illustrations, FlemingtonDIY.org; Kev Von Holt Gallery, 50 Stangl Rd., paintings, Kevvonholt.com; Kissimmee River Pottery, 50 Mine St., group exhibition, Riverpots.com.
May 5 – Flemington Borough Cleanup, starts behind 8 Main St., 7:30-11:30 a.m. Bags will be provided. Bring work gloves. Lunch at 11:30.
May 5 – Live Music with Crossroads, Grateful Bites, 42 Route 12, 12-3pm, free, also on Facebook.
May 5 – Chicago 9, (9-piece tribute band), Stangl Stage, Stangl Rd. and Mine St., 8-10:30 p.m., $25 general admission, $35 table seating. For tickets, Flemingtonrocks.com.
​May 5 — EarthFest 2018, 111 Mine St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 25th anniversary celebration for Basil Bandwagon. Live music, beer garden, family fun, food, raffles and giveaways. https://bit.ly/2qewo55 ​
May 6 – Girls on the Run 5K representing Hunterdon, Bucks and Warren counties, Main St., 5-6 p.m. Cheer for your favorite runners, gotrhunterdon.org.
May 6 – Live Music with Roia, Grateful Bites, 42 Route 12, 12-3pm, free, also on Facebook.
May 6 – Meditation for Meals, benefit for Flemington Area Food Pantry, with medium Armand Egidi, Stangl Factory, Stangl Rd. and Mine St., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Includes crystal singing bowls. Bring yoga mat if possible. $10 minimum donation and nonperishable food donations also accepted. Preregistration requested through Theknowing.online/mmm.
May 12 – PBA 188 Spring Festival, Lone Eagle Brewing, 44 Stangl Rd., 2-8 p.m. Games, live music, food trucks, special craft beer tappings, kids’ activities. loneeaglebrewing.com and on Facebook; pba188.com. Also, Great Dane Meet and Greet at Lone Eagle, 2-6 p.m.
May 12 – Afternoon Tea, Samuel Fleming House Museum & Gardens, 5 Bonnell St., 1-4 p.m. samuelfleminghouse.org, 908-782-4607
May 13 – Punk Flea Market, Stangl Factory, Stangl Rd. and Mine St, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Comic books, records, collectibles, children’s books, toys, clothing.
May 19 – Hunterdon Helpline Art Show and Auction, Stangl Factory, Mine St. and Stangl Rd., 4-10 p.m. 782-4357, wine, hors d’oeuvres and dessert, $20. helplinehc.org or 908-782-4357.
May 19 – Mental Health Awareness Event, 75 Main St. (Historic Courthouse), 6-10 p.m.,
Hunterdon Central Regional High School students and local musicians will perform original and contemporary songs, followed by candlelight vigil. Safe Harbor Child Access Centers, facebook.com/events/1526364000818745 or [email protected]
May 19-20 – Community Yard Sale, throughout Flemington, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
May 25-26 — Music and Family Fun, Flemington Filling Station, 144 Main St., 5-10 p.m. Music, beer garden, and family games, 908-812-1656, also on Facebook.
May 26 – Flemington Car Show, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Fords, Oldsmobiles and Mercurys. Behind the historic courthouse and on Main Street. Music: Coo Cachoo; The Craig Sailer Project. Children’s activities, flemingtoncarshows.com. Rain cancellation by 3 p.m. Facebook post or call 908-806-6041.
May 26, 4-Year Anniversary Celebration, Flemington DIY, 90 Main Street, live music, art. 7 p.m. FlemingtonDIY.org.
June 1-2 – Music and Family Fun, Flemington Filling Station, 144 Main St., 5-10 p.m. Music, beer garden and family games, 908-812-1656, also on Facebook.
June 2, Aztec Two-Step, nationally known folk-rock duo, recorded award-winning “Living in America” album. Stangl Stage, Stangl Rd. and Mine St., 8-10:30 p.m. $30 general admission, $40 table seating, flemingtonrocks.com.
June 3 – Flemington Fine Artisans Show, Stangl Factory, Mine St. and Stangl Rd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Local artists offering one-of-a-kind clothing, jewelry, ceramics, glass, artisan woodwork, fine art photography and paintings, smalljoysstudio.com.
June 8-9 – Music and Family Fun, Flemington Filling Station, 144 Main St., 5-10 p.m. Music, beer garden and family games, 908-812-1656, also on Facebook.
June 9 –Railfest 2018, catch steam-powered train at Flemington Station for fun-filled ride to Ringoes and back, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Music by StoneHearth and Moggy Hill; Touch a Truck experience, face painting. Age 3-11, $9. Age 12 and up, $16. Registrations suggested, blackriverrailroad.com/railfest.
June 9 – Flemington Car Show, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Camaros, Chevelles, Chevys. Behind the historic courthouse and on Main Street. Music: Shure Shotz; The Shackers. Children’s activities, flemingtoncarshows.com. Rain cancellation by 3 p.m. Facebook post and or call 908-806-6041.
June 9 – Music with the Enslows, Samuel Fleming House Museum & Gardens, 5 Bonnell St., 1-4 p.m. samuelfleminghouse.org, 908-782-4607
June 9-10, HackHunterdon 2018 – 24-hour competition to build groundbreaking software solutions that solve real-world problems in one weekend. Hunterdon Central Regional High school, 84 Rt. 31, Flemington, all levels welcome. [email protected] 908-399-1108
June 10 – Punk Flea Market, Stangl Factory, Stangl Rd. and Mine St., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Comic books, records, collectibles, children’s books, toys.
June 14 – “A Spiritual Awakening” with spirit medium and medical intuitive Rich Braconi, Main Street Manor, 7-9 p.m. Light refreshments, $35. For reservations, 908-782-4928 or expandingthepresence.com.
June 15 – Talent Show and Craft Fair, Flemington DIY, 90 Main St., 7-10 p.m., to participate, sign up at [email protected] Admission by donation, FlemingtonDIY.org.
June 22-23 – Music and Family Fun, Flemington Filling Station, 144 Main St., 5-10 p.m. Music, beer garden and family games, 908-812-1656, also on Facebook.
June 23 – Flemington Car Show, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Mopars and Motorcycles. Music: The Big Horse Band; Somerville School of Rock. Children’s activities, flemingtoncarshows.com. Rain cancellation by 3 p.m. Facebook post and or call 908-806-6041.
June 22-23 – Music and Family Fun, Flemington Filling Station, 144 Main St., 5-10 p.m. Music, beer garden and family games, 908-812-1656, also on Facebook.
June 29-30 – Music and Family Fun, Flemington Filling Station, 144 Main St., 5-10 p.m. Music, beer garden and family games, 908-812-1656, also on Facebook.
July 7 – Flemington Car Show, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., GTOs, Firebirds, Pontiacs. Music: The Craig Sailer Project; Ed Jankiewicz. Children’s activities, flemingtoncarshows.com. Rain cancellation by 3 p.m. Facebook post and or call 908-806-6041.

 

Recurring Events (Free unless otherwise noted)
CHILL OUT Hunterdon, Sphericality, 124 Main St., Mondays during April and May, 7:20-7:50 p.m., guided meditation. Free, but register online at Sphericality.com.
Farmers’ Markets, Saturdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Stangl Factory, Stangl Rd. and Mine St.; Sundays starting May 13, Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine Road, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., hunterdonlandtrust.org.
Fiber Freaks, Knitters, crocheters, quilters, weavers and other fiber art, 90 Main St., Mondays, 6-9 p.m., FlemingtonDIY.org
Garden Yoga, Samuel Fleming House Museum and Garden, 5 Bonnell St., 6-7 p.m., weather permitting. Tuesdays starting May 22. Bring your own mat. Complimentary herbal water provided. Donations accepted, samuelfleminghouse.org, 908-782-4607.
HackHunterdon, Lone Eagle Brewing, 44 Stangl Rd., April 26, May 31, June 28, 7-10 p.m., technology lectures and networking, https://bit.ly/2HaI7to
Live Music, Grateful Bites, 42 Route 12, Saturdays and Sundays, 12-3pm, details on Facebook.
Museum tours, Samuel Fleming House, 5 Bonnell St., 6-7 p.m., 2nd Saturday of the month, 1-4 p.m., samuelfleminghouse.org, 908-782-4607.
Open Mic Nights, Factory Fuel Co., 2 Stangl Rd., Thursdays, 6 p.m. 908-968-9258, factoryfuelco.com.
People’s Medicine Workshop, (Herbs as Medicine), April 14, 21, 28, 90 Main St., 2-4:30 p.m., preregister, $30-$60, FlemingtonDIY.org
Print Club, Print your own T-shirts or posters, 90 Main St., Mondays, 6:30-9, $10, preregistration not necessary. FlemingtonDIY.org.
Tai Chi, Saturdays, 8-9:30 a.m., 90 Main St, $5 donation, [email protected] or FlemingtonDIY.org.
Tap dancing, Flemington Tap Project, 90 Main St., Saturdays 11 a.m.-12 p.m., donations suggested, ages 8+, sneakers OK, FlemingtonDIY.org
Wednesday Night Walks, (bring your dog), 79 Main Street, 6-7 p.m. Leisurely stroll through borough streets, Barkley’s Gourmet Marketplace, barkleysgourmet.com or 908-751-5452.

For more information visit www.exploreflemington.org. The Flemington Community Partnership is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a thriving business community for all to enjoy.

 

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