If Seventh Heaven had an address, it might have been the intersection of South and Market streets on Thursday night.
That’s where Eric “Fluffy” Glover was, listening to guitarist Bobby Becker and keyboard player Bob Victor filling the sidewalk with hits from bygone summers.
“Apache! That’s Apache,” the famed Ticket-Taker Guy exclaimed, showing off his encyclopedic knowledge of pop music.
The musical duo were part of the first Meet Me in Morristown street fair, a mix of storefront sidewalk sales and outdoor arts and entertainment orchestrated by Morris Arts and the Morristown Partnership.
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A Taste of Turkey sold its exotic wares under the warm sun all day. A short stroll away, sculptor Peter Allen of Harding showed off his steely creations on the lawn of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
Across South Street, the oldies band Badge did its thing outside the Mayo Performing Arts Center while Robyn Thompson of Paterson displayed her decorative wood paintings in front of the Vail Mansion.
Robyn’s husband, comic book illustrator James Fry, said next time he might bring panels from Slapstick, his early-’90s strip depicting the adventures of a superhero from Morristown.
“Next time” is scheduled for the last Thursday in July… and August…and September.
“I think it’s going to build from here,” said Tom Werder, executive director of Morris Arts, as evening fell on the artmobile (a converted Mr. Softee truck) and kids crayon table behind him.
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