Borough of Sussex

Settled in 1742


Groups and Organizations

There are quite a few groups and organizations in the Sussex Borough area. New members are welcome! Please contact the organization before coming to a meeting; some groups have still suspended meetings due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The organizations listed here are done as a courtesy. They are not affiliated with the Sussex Borough government. If you discover errors in the listings or know of a group to be listed here, please let us know.

Cornerstone Playhouse

Cornerstone Playhouse is an all-volunteer community theatre located at 74 Main Street, Sussex Borough and is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to presenting the Arts in the Greater Sussex County Area. Cornerstone Playhouse brings a variety of theatre experiences to the residents of Sussex and its surrounding area. It is also a place where we educate students and others about the theatre, its history and how to put on dramatic and musical performances. For information call 973-702-0687 or visit https://www.cornerstonetheatrenj.com/

Cover to Cover Book Club

The Cover-to-Cover Book Club is an informal group of adults who enjoy reading and discussing the books they read. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Sussex-Wantage Library. No registration required. For more information contact club founder Jane Casale at 973-827-5170 or hanna05@ptd.net. Come be part of the discussion.

DAR

The Daughters of the American Revolution is a service organization dedicated to pursuing the objectives of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Meetings are held on the second Monday or Saturday of each month, as scheduled. Monday meetings are held at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday meetings are held at noon. No meetings are held in January. Guests and prospective members are warmly welcomed at our meetings. If you are interested in attending, please contact Barbara Sauvé at 875-4058 or bjsauve@ptd.net. The DAR Elias Van Bunschooten Museum is located at 1097 Route 23. The museum is open from May to October, on the second and fourth Sundays of the month from 1-4 p.m., or by appointment. Museum website: vanbunschootenmuseum.com

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library sponsor a variety of programs at the library. E-mail the Friends: sussexwantagefol@gmail.com. website: friendsofswlibrary.org. | Facebook

Friends of the Wantage Animal Shelter

Supporting the work of the Wantage Animal Control Office by raising funds to make necessary renovations and additions to the Wantage Shelter. Fund-raising activities take place in locations that are serviced by Wantage Animal Control. Donations can be mailed to Friends of the Wantage Animal Shelter, Wantage Municipal Building, 888 Route 23, Wantage, NJ 07461, Attention: Michelle LaStarza. Facebook

Harvest House

Location: Main St, Sussex (in the back of the NORWESCAP building)
Phone: 973-702-1922
Hours: Monday to Friday, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Providing a nourishing midday meal to fill the physical and emotional needs of an underserved population in the northern section of Sussex County. Harvest House provides a clean, safe, and welcoming environment which is easily accessible to those we serve. For information visit their website at harvesthousenj.org They also have a Facebook page.

Help Center Food Pantry

Location: 28 Main St, Sussex
Phone: 973-702-1922
The Sussex Help Center Food Pantry organizea the collection of food donations and distribution to those in need. For information visit their website at foodbanks.net.

High Point Harmonizers

Sussex County's premier all-male barbershop and modern a capella chorus.The Harmonizers are always looking for men aged 16 and older to join them in song. Rehearsals are held Wednesdays. For information visit their website at highpointharmonizers.org.

NORWESCAP

Norwescap is dedicated to creating opportunities and changing lives for thousands of low-income individuals and families in Northwest New Jersey. Website: norwescap.org

Project Self-Sufficiency / Project Sussex Kids

Project Self-Sufficiency provides a wide range of services to Sussex County families; Project Sussex Kids is a specialized program for local families with young children. Websites: projectselfsufficiency.org | projectsussexkids.org

Scouts

Boy Scouts

Troop 84 meets at 7:30 Wednesdays at the Sussex United Methodist Church (15 Bank Street, Sussex.) Boys between the ages of 11 and 17 are welcome, no prior experience required. For more information, contact Scoutmaster Randy Shorrr at 973-787-4891, or send an e-mail to njtroop84@gmail.com.

Troop 153 meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd (200 Rt. 23, Wantage, across from the Wantage Plaza.) For more information, contact Scoutmaster Steve Dely at 973-875-0511.

Girl Scouts

Part of the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey Council, High Point Girl Scouts has approximately 20 troops serving the needs of the girls in the Sussex-Wantage area. Girls in grades kindergarten through high school are welcome. To find out more about joining Girl Scouts, contact: Laura Mason at gsrocks100yrs@gmail.com. Please include your name, girl's name and grade, and phone number. Girl Scouts website: gsnnj.org

Serger/Embroidery Machine Group

A neighborhood group of the American Sewing guild. All are welcome. For more information call Caryln Hudak at 875-1022.

Sussex Antlers

A community service group, the Sussex Antlers is the youth organization to Sussex Elks Lodge. Open to any student aged 12-20, the Antlers aids the community through activities such as food drives, dinners, and fundraising for our Special Children, Veterans, and Drug Awareness, as well as many others in need. E-mail: sussexantlers5@gmail.com, or contact Ashley Green, head adviser, at 973-875-3990 with any questions.

Sussex Elks

Members devote themselves to a number of community activities from raising the level of patriotism to funding a camp for children with disabilities. The Sussex Elks Lodge is located on Lewisburg Rd. The lodge phone number is 875-3990. Facebook page: facebook.com/sussexlodge2288

Sussex FD Ladies Auxiliary

This group actively supports the Sussex Fire Department, a volunteer, self-funded, non-profit organization. The Auxiliary supports the SFD by with active fund-raising campaigns—to provide the emergency service volunteers with costly safety equipment that they would not be able to purchase otherwise— and by providing refreshment at rescue scenes and Bingo. Contact: Michelle Clark. Phone: 973-875-6848. Facebook.

Sussex Kiwanis

Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month at the Sit-n-Chat diner, located on Rt. 23 North. (location of former Sussex Queen Diner) Contact information: Dan Vanderberg 862-266-4079 or sussexkiwanis@gmail.com.

Sussex SewTech Group

A neighborhood group of the American Sewing Guild, with a focus of sewing with sergers and embroidery machines. The group meets in the library community room from 12:30 to 3:30 on the first Monday of the month. For more information, please call Carlyn Hudak at 875-1022 or e-mail carlynhudak@hotmail.com.

Sussex-Wantage Historical Society

Promoting education, public knowledge, and interest in the history of Sussex Borough and Wantage Township. Contact info: email swhistoric@gmail.com. Phone: 973-864-7852 Website: swhistoric.org.

Sussex-Wantage Over Fifty Club

Meets on the third Tuesday of the month, 12:00 noon at the Sussex Firehouse. Refreshments served. All welcome. For info Call Ray at 973-875-2256.

Sussex-Wantage Quilters

This quilting group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Library. Experienced and novice, hand or machine, quilters are welcome. Bring an unfinished and/or current project. For more information, call 875-9791 or 875-9187 or e-mail ptpfab@embarqmail.com

Sussex Woman's Club

Meets the first Monday of the Month from September thru June at 7 p.m. at the Sussex/Wantage Library. Refreshments are served and the meetings are open to the public, location subject to change so please call ahead. New members from Sussex, Wantage, Branchville, and Lafayette are welcome. For information call 973-827-1710 or 875-8827, or write to: PO Box 117, Sussex.

Tri-State Stitchers

This neighborhood group of the American Sewing Guild, meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sussex-Wantage library community room. All are welcome. For more information call Ann Alfaro at 702-7124.

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