Greater Morristown weekend preview: Happy Easter!

easter eggs in athens
Easter eggs in Athens (Greece, we think). Photo by Reinhard Kirchner via Wikimedia.
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Compiled by Kevin Coughlin

easter eggs in athens
Easter eggs in Athens (Greece, we think). Photo by Reinhard Kirchner via Wikimedia.

To all our friends who celebrate the holiday, a very joyous and Happy Easter!

Although the schedule is a bit lighter than usual, Greater Morristown still offers some stimulating diversions over this holiday weekend.

Scroll down for a sampling. And check our handy calendar for more activities–and add your own, too.

 


THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016

myth of the lost causeThe North Jersey Civil War Round Table  hosts author Ed Bonekemper, who will discuss The Myth of the Lost Cause, at 7:14 pm in the Haggerty Education Center at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave., Morris Township (opposite the Morris County Library). Admission: $5, students, free.

With a name like The Hit Men, they should deliver a killer show. And that’s exactly what these five great session men — who have played on 85 classic rock albums with everyone from Carly Simon to LL Cool J– promise at 8 pm, in Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center.  Tickets: $39-$59. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008.

The Hit Men. From left: Jimmy Ryan, Russ Velazquez, Lee Shapiro, Gerry Polci and Larry Gates.
The Hit Men. From left: Jimmy Ryan, Russ Velazquez, Lee Shapiro, Gerry Polci and Larry Gates. 

FRIDAY, MARCH 25, GOOD FRIDAY:

Bishop John Shelby Spong
Bishop John Shelby Spong

Bishop John Shelby Spong, acclaimed for his provocative, unconventional interpretations of religion, will conduct six half-hour Good Friday meditations on the Gospel of Matthew, between noon and 3 pm at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown. Admission is free, and all are welcome to any or all of the sessions.  At South Street and Miller Road.

The trio Brother Sun leads an all-star lineup for Phil Ochs Song Night, hosted by Och’s sister, Sonny Ochs, at 8 pm at The Minstrel acoustic series in Morris Township. Admission: $9. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.

Minstrel video from 2012 Phil Ochs tribute show

Manhattan Comedy Night returns to the Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm, featuring Darryl Lennox, Russ Meneve, Gina Yashere and Mark Normand. Mature themes; adults only. Tickets: $25-$30. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008.

ManhattanComedy


SATURDAY, MARCH 26:

Discover the Top 10 Free Software Alternatives, at the Morristown & Township Library, between 10 and and 11:30 am: “From office alternatives, to image editors, to computer maintenance, we have a little bit of everything… and it’s all free!” Registration is required, however. Call 973-538-2592. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

The Center for Spiritual Living Morristown is staging a peace vigil from 4 pm to 5:30 pm, with music, speakers, prayers and meditation.  All are welcome. Call 973-539-3114 to reserve a seat. At 331 Mt. Kemble Ave., Harding.

peace vigil center for spiritual living


SUNDAY, MARCH 27: EASTER

The Morris County Winter Farmers Market has a new home, Morristown’s Alexander Hamilton School, from 10 am to 2 pm every Sunday through April. Organized by the Foodshed Alliance  and Sustainable Morristown, the market aims to present up to 25 vendors of locally grown produce. At 24 Mills St.

The Morristown National Historical Park  is celebrating the National Park Service centennial with a series of piano recitals. At 1 pm, Hungarian pianist Peter Toth will perform works of famed composers on an 1873 Steinway grand piano in the Washington’s Headquarters Museum Building, at 30 Washington Place, Morristown. Admission: Free. Call  973-539-2016 x 204 for more.

HAPPY EASTER! Kids enjoy Morristown's annual Easter egg hunt. Photo courtesy of Morristown Recreation Department.
HAPPY EASTER! Kids enjoy Morristown’s annual Easter egg hunt with furry visitor. Photo courtesy of Morristown Recreation Department.
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