Greater Morristown weekend preview: We love a parade!!!

Fun in the sun, at the 2016 Morris County St. Patrick's Parade. Photo by Kevin Coughlin. March 12, 2016
Fun in the sun, at the 2016 Morris County St. Patrick's Parade. Photo by Kevin Coughlin.
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Compiled by Kevin Coughlin

Get some extra shut-eye now… because St. Patrick’s Day arrives early this weekend, and so does Daylight Savings Time!

The Morris County St. Patrick’s Parade marches through Morristown on Saturday. Need we say more?

Yes, we do!

Scroll down for details about all the fun that beckons in Greater Morristown. Check our handy calendar  for even more activities–and add your own events, too!


THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017:

It’s An Evening In Conversation with Yanni and his Piano, at 8 pm at Morristown’s  Mayo Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $49-$99. At 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008.

Yanni


FRIDAY, MARCH 10:

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.

Students from across Morris County will present Living Voices, an oral / multimedia history project, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Morristown National Historical Park. Admission: Free. At 30 Washington Place. Tickets may be purchased to tour the park afterwards. A presentation of the Morris County Historical Society and the New Jersey Consortium for Gifted and Talented Programs Inc. Call 973-267-3465 for more.

Grace Church in Madison continues its free Lenten lunchtime program, with music students of Pingry School, the Balladeers and Buttondowns, & Upper School String Ensemble, performing music by Chilcott and Bach at 12:15 pm. Sandwiches and salads available for purchase afterward for $7; drinks and desserts are provided. At 4 Main St.

It’s open stage night at The Minstrel in Morris Township. Show what you can do, starting at 7:30 pm.  Admission: $10. To secure a performance slot, call 973-335-9489, or visit site above. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.


SATURDAY, MARCH 11:

Grand Marshal Mike Quinn and his wife Jacquelyn at parade gala, Madison Hotel, March 3, 2017. Photo by Bill Lescohier.
Grand Marshal Mike Quinn and his wife Jacquelyn. Photo by Bill Lescohier.

It’s time for the Morris County St. Patrick’s Parade!   Starting at noon, Grand Marshal Mike Quinn  leads the state’s largest St. Paddy’s parade along South Street from town hall to the Morristown Green, concluding at Morristown High School. (Make sure to wave at our MorristownGreen.com contingent, which will include some special surprises. We’re near the back of Division One!)  The alcohol-free, family-friendly fun begins early with festivities on the Green: 

  • 10:15 am: Music by The Blarney Session band.
  • 10:30 am: Presentation of the colors and a 21-gun salute by American Legion Post 390 of Denville,  the National Anthem by singer Hugh Grennan, and a welcome from Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty and First Lady Mary Dougherty.
  • 10:45 am: Music by The Blarney Session band.
  • 11 am: Drew University doctoral candidate Kelly Morgan will talk about Irish Americans in WWI.
  • 11:15 am: Band Director Brad Marullo leads 5th grade musicians from the Thomas Jefferson and Sussex Avenue schools.
  • 11:30 am: The DeNogla School of Irish Dance performs.
  • 11:45 am: Music by The Blarney Session band; chalking of shamrocks on Park Place in front of reviewing stand.

 

The Gettysburg College Choir performs at the Presbyterian Church in Morristown at 7 pm. Admission: Free. At 57 E. Park Place. Call 973-538-1776 for more.

Gettysburg College Choir
Gettysburg College Choir

New Jersey Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $29-$59. At 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008.

Sleeping Beauty NJ Ballet

When you go to bed, don’t forget to spring ahead!  Turn your clock ahead one hour for Daylight Savings Time!

 


SUNDAY, MARCH 12:

Lino Tagliapietra, Angel Tear, Blown Glass, 2011. Photo Russell Johnson.
Lino Tagliapietra, Angel Tear, Blown Glass, 2011. Photo Russell Johnson.

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.

You never may look at glass the same way again after experiencing Lino Tagliapietra: Maestro of a Glass Renaissance,  which opens today and runs through June 18, 2017, at the Morris Museum in Morris Township. The exhibition showcases more than 30 works from the past 15 years of this champion of the Muranese tradition. See website for times and prices, or call  (973) 971-3700. At 6 Normandy Heights Road.

Dr. Suess’ The Cat in the Hat comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm. For ages 3-10. Tickets: $12-$15. At 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008.

cat in the hat, suess

The Morris County Historical Society presents the authors of Florham: An American Treasure, discussing how the iconic Vanderbilit-Twombly estate became Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus, at 2 pm at the Morristown & Township Library. Free. The program includes screening of “lost” film shot in the 1930s by the estate’s French chef, Joseph Donon. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

florham talk poster

 

 

 

 

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