Greater Morristown weekend preview: Piff, Seuss, Maple Syrup and Temptations, too

Piff the Magic Dragon
Piff the Magic Dragon
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Compiled by Kevin Coughlin

Looking for something to do this weekend in Greater Morristown?

You’ve come to the right place!

Scroll down for details. Check our handy calendar for even more activities–and add your own events, too.


THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017:

The Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall opens an exhibit, 1917: World War, Women’s Rights, and Weaponry Sciences, with a 4 pm talk by local historian Peter J. Tamburro Jr., who will reflect on the tense atmosphere in Morris County just before and after America’s entry into WWI. A reception with light refreshments follows. Space is limited; and tickets must be purchased in advance: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students, free for Society members. The exhibit runs through June 25, 2017. Call 973-267- 3465 or email here for more. At 68 Morris Ave., Morristown.

If you missed the December premiere of Saving the Great Swamp, Battle to Defeat the Jetport, you have another chance. A free screening of the hour-long documentary is set for 7 pm at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre. It’s preceded by a 6 pm reception. Call 973-971-3706 or visit the box office to see if seats remain. At 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township.

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actors masksEver fancied being an actor?  Give it a try at 7 pm with a dramatic reading at the Morristown & Township Library, featuring Morristown playwright Norma Mortimer and her dramatic play My Second Best Friend. Mature themes. Admission: Free. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

MOMIX brings its Opus Cactus illusionist dance show to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $29-$59. At 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008.

MOMIX: Opus Cactus
MOMIX: Opus Cactus

 


FRIDAY, MARCH 3:

Morning Yoga with Munah Hayes returns to the Morristown & Township Library at 9:30 am. Free. Bring a yoga mat. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

Dr. Anne Matlack of Harmonium Choral Society fame kicks off a Friday series of free Lenten organ meditations at 12:15 pm at Grace Church, at 4 Main St. in Madison. Sandwiches and salads available for purchase afterward for $7; drinks and desserts are provided.

Mike Quinn, 2017 Grand Marshal
Mike Quinn, 2017 Grand Marshal

Prepare for the 2017 Morris County St. Patrick’s Parade at the Grand Marshal Reception, honoring new Grand Marshal Mike Quinn.  Festivities run from 6 pm to 10 pm at Rod’s, in the Madison Hotel. Admission: $75 in advance, $85 at the door. Bagpipers, dancing to music of the Willie Lynch Band, hors d’oeuvres, and more. At One Convent Road, Morris Township.

Frelinghuysen Middle School presents Shrek: The Musical, at 7 pm, with an encore on Saturday evening. At 10 Jane Way, Morris Township.

Curious about joining the roller derby scene as a player or official? Check out the Jerzey Derby Brigade’s recruitment night, from 7 to 9 o’clock at InLine Morristown, 38 Dumont Place, Morristown. Register here.

Jerzey Derby Brigade recruitment

Experience old-time country music with Tyler Hughes & Sam Gleaves, at 7:30 pm at The Minstrel in Morris Township. The Blue Jersey Band opens. Admission: $10; children 12 and under, free. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.

Tyler Hughes and Sam Gleaves
Tyler Hughes and Sam Gleaves

Piff the Magic Dragon, star of the 2015 season of America’s Got Talent, returns to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $29-$49. At 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008.

Piff the Magic Dragon
Piff the Magic Dragon

 


SATURDAY, MARCH 4:

The Morris Museum in Morris Township hosts its annual Dr. Seuss Family Festival from 11 am to 4 pm. Early access for family with special needs begins at 10 am.  See the website or call 973-971-3700 for ticket information. At 6 Normandy Heights Road. 

Seussology at the Morris Museum. Photo by Warren Westura.
Seussology at the Morris Museum. Photo by Warren Westura.

Celebrate maple sugaring season from noon to 4 pm at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township. Admission: $4 per person age 3 and up. Rain or shine. Call 973-635-6629 for more.

A scene from the 2016 Maple Sugar Fest. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
A scene from the 2016 Maple Sugar Fest. Photo by Jeff Sovelove

Frelinghuysen Middle School presents Shrek: The Musical, at 7 pm. At 10 Jane Way, Morris Township.

The Harmonium Choral Society presents From Heaven Distilled a Clemency, featuring Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem, at 8 pm at Chatham United Methodist Church. Tickets: $25; $20 for students and seniors. With an encore performance at 3 pm on Sunday. At 460 Main St. (Route 124); free parking.

The Harmonium Choral Society in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
The Harmonium Choral Society. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

The Temptations and The Four Tops come to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $60-$109. At 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008.

The Temptations and The Four Tops
The Temptations and The Four Tops

 


SUNDAY, MARCH 5:

The Morris County Winter Farmers Market returns at 10 a.m.to Morristown’s Alexander Hamilton School, where it will be every Sunday through April 9, 2017, from 10 am to 2 pm.  It’s presented by the Foodshed Alliance Farmers’ Access Network, at 24 Mills St.

The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre hosts Juilliard-trained pianist Thomas Pandolfi in Burt, Barry and Beyond,  a tribute to Burt Bacharach and Barry Manilow, at 2 pm. Tickets are $40; $38 for seniors and $20 for students under 18. Call (973) 971-3706 for more. At 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morris Township.

Pianist Thomas Pandolfi. Photo by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
Pianist Thomas Pandolfi. Photo by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Sustainable Morristown presents a talk, Your Water, Your Health, Your World, at 2 pm in the Morristown & Township Library. Admission: Free. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

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The Harmonium Choral Society presents an encore of  From Heaven Distilled a Clemency, at 3 pm at Chatham United Methodist Church. See Saturday entry for details.

 

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