Compiled by Katrina Langer and Kevin Coughlin
Greater Morristown abounds with all manner of stimulating events this weekend.
With no disrespect to any of them, however, one towers above the rest.
The 36th annual Morris County St. Patrick’s Parade saunters up South Street at noon on Saturday, and you don’t want to miss this colorful cornucopia of corned beef on the hoof. You know what color we’re talking about, and we hope to see you a-wearin’ it!
We’re especially proud to welcome some deserving lads into our MG contingent this year. They wield fearsome shillelaghs, but we have received assurances that they will march unarmed. Of course, we’re referring to the state champion Morristown High School hockey team! More on this later.
Other things are happening around Morristown, too. Scroll down or check our handy calendar for the scoop.
THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014:
How did black Loyalists fare during the American Revolution? The North Jersey American Revolution Round Table explores this intriguing topic with John McLaughlin, a retired attorney and World War II expert, at 7:14 pm in the Washington’s Headquarters Museum Auditorium, at 30 Washington Place in Morristown. Admission is free, and teachers and students are encouraged to attend.
Grow It Green Morristown presents Our Daily Bread, the third film in its Food for Thought series, at 6:45 pm at 14 Maple Ave. in Morristown. This documentary looks at food production in Europe, and allows viewers to draw their own conclusions. There are some disturbing scenes; viewers under 16 are advised sit this one out. Tickets are $5; seating is limited, but tickets can be purchased online in advance; snacks are courtesy of The Artist Baker.
Get a jump on St. Patrick’s Day with The Irish Rovers at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, 8 pm at 100 South St., Morristown. Tickets are $29-$59. Call (973) 539-8008 for more details.
FRIDAY, MARCH 14:
It’s a Spring Fling at the 24th annual Spring CraftMorristown show. More than 150 artists will be selling jewelry, fashion accessories, furniture and home decor, sculptural ceramics, glass and metal, paintings, photos, woodworks and mixed media. Interactive demonstrations–new this year–include a make-your-own hand-painted shibumi silk scarf. The show runs from 4 pm to 8 pm on Friday, 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, and 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday. Admission is $9 for adults and $8 for seniors; children under 16 are free. At the Morristown Armory at 430 Western Ave. in Morris Township. There is lots of free parking, and handicapped access.
Grace Community Music presents the Duke University Chorale at 7:30 pm for a free program ranging from Rachmaninoff to rock by Billy Joel, with spirituals and folk songs sprinkled in for good measure. The 55-voice ensemble is wrapping up its annual spring tour. Grace Church is at the intersection of Kings Road and Main Street in Madison. Ample parking is available and donations to defray costs of the tour are welcome. Call 973-377-0106 x 17 for more information.
Learn the secrets of building a happier, healthier relationship with your canine companion from Cesar Milan, “The Dog Whisperer,” at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown at 8 pm. Tickets are $49-$120, call (973) 539-8008 for more information.
SATURDAY, MARCH 15:
Get your Irish on with the Woman’s Club of Morristown at 8 am, before the Morris County St. Patrick’s Parade kicks off. The ladies will be selling trinkets, warm drinks, and other green refreshments in front of the historic Dr. Lewis Condict House at 51 South St. in Morristown. All proceeds will go to Project Gratitude to support our veterans.
The Young Wolfe Tones:
Morristown’s new state champs are marching with MorristownGreen.com!
End your day with a Purim Celebration featuring the David Glukh Klezmer Ensemble, at 7 pm at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship. Featuring piccolo trumpet, accordion, violin, bass, and percussion, this group of Juilliard graduates has performed around the world to critical acclaim. It’s part of the Jewish Voices in Unitarian Universalism event, and all are welcome. Admission is free. At 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township.
SUNDAY, MARCH 16:
The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer will participate in the annual National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath by offering special prayers for an end to gun violence. The 10:30 am service is part of weekend events coordinated by the Washington National Cathedral and Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence coalition. Redeemer is at 36 South St. in Morristown.
Wrap up a weekend of Irish festivities at 2 pm with a Celtic Afternoon of Song, featuring acclaimed harpist and singer Aileen O’Donnell at the Bickford Theatre, at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morris Township. Tickets are $35 for Museum and Theatre Guild members, $40 for the general public, $28 for groups of 10 or more, and $20 for students. Call (973) 971-3706 for more information.
Janet Wallach, author of The Richest Woman in America, will speak at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison at 3 pm. Admission is $20 and signed copies of the book, a biography of the feisty Hetty Green, will be on sale. Lenfell Hall is at 285 Madison Ave.