Vignettes from the first ‘Meet Me in Morristown’

South Street scene from first Meet Me in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

South Street scene from first Meet Me in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

If Seventh Heaven had an address, it might have been the intersection of South and Market streets on Thursday night.

Bobby Becker and Bob Victor kept toes tapping on South Street. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Bobby Becker and Bob Victor kept toes tapping on South Street. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

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.

LOOK WHAT I MADE! Young artist proudly displays her creation at Meet Me in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

LOOK WHAT I MADE! Young artist proudly displays her creation at Meet Me in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

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.

“I’ve seen so many people with big smiles on their faces. They seem really happy. It’s like they’ve been waiting for this to happen for years.”

TIPS APPRECIATED! If you can't get booked inside the Mayo Center, this is the next best thing. Badge performs at Meet Me in Morristown.  Photo by Kevin Coughlin

TIPS APPRECIATED! If you can’t get booked inside the Mayo Center, this is the next best thing. Badge performs at Meet Me in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin



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