It’s time to shine a light on your pumpkin. Or maybe, in your pumpkin.
Undaunted by last year’s Frankenstorm, Morris Arts is bringing back its annual pumpkin illumination this weekend. And this time, you get two cracks at glory.
The first event is set for Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Boonton, at the Holmes Public Library, at 621 Main St.
On Sunday, Oct. 27, the fun moves to Morristown’s Vail Mansion, at 110 South St.
The start time on both days is 5:15 pm.
And at both venues, international mask artist Robert Faust will present The Mask Messenger, a solo performance about masks that “explores the artistic, cultural and psychological use of masks throughout history. Vignettes range from comic to poignant to surreal. Great for audiences of all ages!” Morris Arts declares.
According to the NY Times, the “hilariously hyperbolic” Robert Faust “tickles some sort of primal funny bone.”
Admission is free. Bring your pre-carved pumpkins. The MetLife Foundation is a co-sponsor.
Morris Arts is confident there will be no repeat of Hurricane Sandy, which was barreling toward New Jersey during last year’s pumpkin celebration.
Spooky graveyard tours also are scheduled Sunday in Morristown, for 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm on Sunday. But right now all reservations are booked. Contact the Morris County Tourism Bureau to get onto the waiting list.
Highlights from the 2012 Pumpkin Illumination; please click icon below for captions