Compiled by Katrina Langer and Kevin Coughlin
For the other 51 weeks of the year, we promote everyone else’s events. This week, it’s our turn!
Please join us on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, for the Sixth Annual MorristownGreen.com Film Festival. The fun starts at 6 pm in the Hyatt Morristown, with music by the SteppingSTONE Band. Then we’ll show provocative and entertaining short documentaries submitted by area folks of all ages and backgrounds… and you will vote for the trophy winner!
This is an indoor beach party–bring lawn chairs or beach blankets if you have ‘em. Come early and enjoy a tasty $18 buffet at the Hyatt’s Eclectic Grill. More details are on our Film Fest web page, above. See you on Saturday!
THURSDAY, AUG. 22, 2013:
Get a jump on your Christmas shopping! Head over to the preview party for The Woman’s Club of Morristown’s Annual Rummage Sale. This year’s inventory includes clothing, accessories, jewelry, artwork, collectibles, toys, and a big Christmas shop among so many other things. The sale runs through Saturday, and can be found at the Dr. Lewis Condict House at 51 South St. in Morristown. The preview begins at 6 pm with a $10 admission, and all proceeds will support the club’s charitable programs, and help maintain the historic 216-year-old Condict house. Light refreshments will be served. The sale continues on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm each day.
FRIDAY, AUG. 23:
It’s a two-fer at The Minstrel in Morris Township at 8 pm. Headliner David Massengill still shows his rural Tennessee roots after almost 40 years on the Greenwich Village folk scene. The blend has produced such gritty classics as My Name Joe and Great American Dream, along with homespun country tales. Opener Loretta Hagen ranks among our all-time favorites. Her Nashville-honed performing chops and superb original songs chased the clouds from our 2011 MG Film Fest. (See video below.) Tonight’s Minstrel show gives you two top acts for the price of one. And what a price: Admission is just $8; ages 12 and under are free. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.
Loretta Hagen at the 2011 MorristownGreen.com Film Festival:
Cheap Trick comes to the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown at 8 pm. Since the ’70s, Cheap Trick has been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable. With timeless classics such as I Want You to Want Me, Surrender, Dream Police and The Flame, Cheap Trick remains a musical institution. Tickets $59-$99. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008 for more information.
SATURDAY, AUG. 24:
The Morris Educational Foundation invites Greater Morristown residents to the Indian classical dance debut of Morristown High School student Uma Kantheti, from from 3-6 pm at the Morris Musuem’s Bickford Theatre at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morris Township. The Kantheti family will match donations, dollar-for-dollar, up to $500, to the MEF. Please call 973-998-7551 for more information.
What do your neighbors really think about Greater Morristown? Find out at 6 pm, at the Sixth Annual MorristownGreen.com Film Festival! Short documentaries by area people of all ages and backgrounds will compete for prizes…as voted by YOU! It’s at the Hyatt Morristown and admission is FREE!!! As a bonus, we’re throwing in music by the Stones. That’s right! The fabulous SteppingSTONE Band. One more thing–this is an honest-to-goodness end-of-summer beach party. So bring a beach chair or blanket to the Plaza Ballroom of the Hyatt.
A personal invitation from Hizzoner…thanks, Mayor!
Morris Township’s department of parks and recreation hosts its second annual Family Camp Out, starting at 6 pm at the Ginty Field Gazebo. Bring sleeping bags, tents and kids and enjoy games and activities, s’mores, and a bonfire! As a bonus, Ghostbusters will be shown on the big outdoor screen. Check in at the Gazebo from 6 pm; check out on Sunday starting at 8 am (there will be bagels and drinks for breakfast, too). Registration for the campout is $10 per family. For more info, call 973-326-7371 weekdays from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
SUNDAY, AUG. 25:
The Morristown Farmers Market runs every Sunday through Nov. 24 from 8:30 am to 2 pm. It’s in municipal parking lot 10, behind the post office, and is operated by the Morristown Partnership.
At 4pm, the Macculloch Hall Historical Museum welcomes poet Ellen Doré Watson to present her work in the historic gardens. Ellen was named One of 24 Poets for the 21st Century by Library Journal and her work has appeared in APR, Tin House, Orion, Field, Ploughshares and The New Yorker. Tickets can be purchased from 1 pm on the day of the program, no advance sales. After 4 pm tickets for the performance still will be available. Admission for adults is $8; seniors and students, $6; children 6 – 12, $4. Members and children under 5 are free. Please, no dogs during programs in the garden. In case of bad weather the performance will be moved into the museum.