Greater Morristown weekend preview: Valentines, Presidents and Snow-cones

Valentine’s Day on one end. Presidents’ Day on the other.

But we’re dubbing this the Call Ahead Weekend.

As in: Call ahead to make sure your Greater Morristown event has not been snowed into submission.

And when you finally shovel out, check our handy calendar for activities that don’t involve shovels.

THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 2014

Thursday is canceled.

WE SURRENDER! Oh no...nobody can see our white flag. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

WE SURRENDER! Oh no…nobody can see our white flag! Photo by Kevin Coughlin


Joshua Enck’s exhibition officially opens at the Simon Gallery with a reception from 6 pm to 8 pm. The show runs through March 15, 2014. At 48 Bank St. in Morristown, 973-538-5456.

Joshua Enck's 'Hiran,' 2013, weathering steel, at the Simon Gallery through March 15, 2014.

Joshua Enck’s ‘Hiran,’ 2013, weathering steel, at the Simon Gallery through March 15, 2014.

The Awaken Spiritual Film Festival resumes at 7 pm with selected shorts, followed at 7:30 pm by the documentary Another World by by Thomas Torelli. At the Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mopunt Kemble Ave., Harding. Love offerings welcome.

The Minstrel is holding its annual Valentine's Day extravaganza.

The Minstrel is holding its annual Valentine’s Day extravaganza.

Twenty-one songs, 21 members: It’s the annual Folk Project Valentine’s Day extravaganza at The Minstrel in Morris Township. The romantic fun starts at 8 pm, led by jazz guitar great Grover Kemble. The special $9 admission price includes refreshments. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.

Forbidden Broadway sends up 30 Broadway hits, from Annie to Wicked, at 8 pm at the Mayo Performing Arts Center at 100 South St. in Morristown. Tickets: $29-49. Call 973-539-8008 or email  for more details.


The Morris Museum continues its family friendly, hands-on science workshops, from noon to 2 pm. For ages 5 and up. Free for members; $3 for nonmembers, plus museum admission. At 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township. Call 973-971-3700 or email for more information.

Marc Cohn’s 8 pm concert at the Sanctuary in Chatham is sold out. But if you arrive one hour early, you may have a shot at getting to see the author of  Walking in Memphis, True Companion, and Silver Thunderbird if subscribers are no-shows. Tickets are $30. At the Presbyterian Church, 240 Southern Blvd.

Jim Brickman brings a musical melange of romantic favorites to the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown at 8 pm. His favorites include Valentine, If You Believe, Love of My Life and others. Tickets: $49-$69. At 100 South St. in Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 for more details.

Jim Brickman

Jim Brickman


The Morristown National Historical Park (MNHP), which includes the Ford Mansion/Washington’s Headquarters, Headquarters Museum and the Jockey Hollow army encampment site, will be open to the public, according to the Washington Association of New Jersey.  The parks have been closed for much of the last month because of federal budget cuts.

There is an instrument for everyone, and yours may be a bell. Learn all about handbells at 9:15 pm at the Parish House of the Presbyterian Church in Morristown, at 65 South St. Julie Ramseyer, director of children’s music at the church,  promises fun factoids and hands-on handbells during the hour introduction. Call 973-538-1776 for more.



A family program at the Mucculloch Hall Historical Museum. Photo by Stan Freeny.

A family program at the Mucculloch Hall Historical Museum. Photo by Stan Freeny.

Remember Abe Lincoln on Presidents’ Day, at the Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown. Three 90-minute sessions (10 am, 1 pm and 3:30 pm) of activities geared towards families with kids ages 7-12 will celebrate the Great Emancipator. Admission: $6 per child for members, $8 for nonmembers. Adult guardians are free. Kids’ price includes craft materials. Please call (973) 538-2404 ext. 16, or email here with name(s) and age(s) of children and a contact phone number and email address. At 45 Macculloch Ave.

Compare notes: The Hard Winter of 2013/14 vs. the Hard Winter of 1779/80. It’s the 140th annual luncheon of the Washington Association of New Jersey, at the Madison Hotel.  Colin Campbell, president of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, will speak about “Citizen Washington.”  Luncheon reservations are $50 for members, $60 for non-members. Call 973-292-1874 or email for more details.



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