Looking for some outdoor fun that’s close to home? A new film premiering this week on NJTV suggests some can’t-miss destinations right here in Morris County.
Open Spaces & Historic Places in Morris County, airs Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 8 pm.
Encore performances are scheduled for May 9 at 2 am and May 11 at 11 am.
Beautifully shot by Joe Conlon and produced by Bob Szuter (Morristown: Where America Survived), the half-hour show visits the Morristown Green, Jockey Hollow, Patriots Path, the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Willowwood Arboretum, and Morristown’s Historic Speedwell, birthplace of the telegraph.
Host Megan Gunning interviews Leslie Bensley, executive director of the Morris County Tourism Bureau; Glenn Coutts, president of the Trustees of the Morristown Green; Dave Helmer and Mark Sutherland from the Morris County Park Commission; members of the Morris Area Freewheelers Bicycle Club, and Eric Olsen, a re-enactor and historian for the National Park Service.
The 300-seat Bickford Theatre in Morris Township was packed in March for a screening and reception featuring members of Greener New Jersey Productions, and project funders S. Dillard and Adrienne Kirby and Kim and Finn Wentworth. The F.M. Kirby Foundation and the Community Foundation also backed the venture.