Greater Morristown weekend preview: Free picnics, geocaching and the Civil War, too

The Second New Jersey Brigade blasts away, at Historic Speedwell. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
The Second New Jersey Brigade blasts away, at Historic Speedwell. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
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Compiled by Kevin Coughlin

Harmonies in the garden. Hot dogs on the playground.

From geocaching to cannon fire, you will find plenty of summery fun this weekend in Greater Morristown.  There’s even a double dose of Derby.

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


THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016:

The North Jersey American Revolution Round Table presents Bruce Chadwick, discussing George and Martha Washington, a love story full of triumph and tragedy, at 7:14 pm in the Washington’s Headquarters Museum Great Hall, 30 Washington Place, Morristown. Free.

Arts by the People continues its Spotlight series at 7:30 pm, presenting Morristown High graduate Darren Rabinowitz, who will discuss his Washington DC- based venture, Street Light Circus,  at The Artist Baker, 16 Cattano Ave., Morristown. Suggested donation: $10.

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Jazz vocalist Gregory Porter comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center  at 8 pm. Tickets: $29-$59. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008 for more.

Gregory Porter
Gregory Porter

 


FRIDAY, JUNE 10:

The Cottage Garden Concert series continues at 7 pm with Indie with The Break Lights. Outdoors at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township.  Admission: $15,  seating is limited. Register here  or call 973-326-7603.

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At 8 pm, The Minstrel Open Stage offers an opportunity for acoustic musicians to perform a 15-minute set, and for the audience to enjoy a diverse collection of acoustic musicians. Many Open Stage acts return as opening acts at The Minstrel. To secure a performance slot, call 973-335-9489, or visit www.FolkProject.org/Minstrel/OpenStage. Admission: $9. At 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township.

Manhattan Comedy Night returns to Morristown’s  Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Mature themes, language. Adults only. Tickets: $25-$30. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008 for more.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 11:

The Morris Plains Farmers Market is back, on Saturdays from June 11 to Oct. 8, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Speedwell Avenue Merchant Block across from the train station.

The Civil War Encampment returns to Historic Speedwell in Morristown this weekend, from 10 am to 5 pm today, and from 10 to 4 on Sunday.  See website for admission prices, or call 973-285-6550.

DOUBLE-PARKED? NOT FOR LONG! The Second New Jersey Brigade demonstrates Civil War fire power at Historic Speedwell. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
DOUBLE-PARKED? NOT FOR LONG! The Second New Jersey Brigade demonstrating Civil War fire power at Historic Speedwell in 2015. Photo by Jeff Sovelove

 

The Morristown Fine Arts and Crafts Fair celebrates its 30th anniversary, with 37 artists exhibiting their creations on the Vail Mansion lawn on South Street, from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday. It’s organized by the Morris County Art Association  in Morristown.

Geo-Caching for Cancer, a fundraising scavenger hunt, starts at 11 am on the Morristown Green. It’s organized by Morristown High School Senior Ally Tobler, to honor her late father, Mark Tobler, a cancer victim who loved geocaching. Email here for more details.

'Geo-caching for Cancer,' a fundraising scavenger hunt, returns to the Morristown Green. Photo courtesy of Ally Tobler
‘Geo-caching for Cancer,’ a fundraising scavenger hunt, returns to the Morristown Green. Photo courtesy of Ally Tobler

Nicole’s Broadway Dance Company of East Hanover presents its 26th annual performance, at 11 am and 5:30 pm at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center.  Tickets: $20.  At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008 for more.

Our Youth Their Future holds its seventh annual youth rally at Morristown’s Cauldwell Playground, from noon to 6 pm.  All are invited for music, food, basketball and inspiring speakers. Free.  (Rain date: June 18, 2016.)

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The  Jerzey Derby Brigade hosts a doubleheader of women’s roller derby at InLine Morristown. Doors open at 5 pm, opening whistle at 6 pm.  Tickets: $12, $10 in advance. At 38 Dumont Place.

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The  Center Spiritual Living Morristown presents the film I Am, about a successful director trying to make sense of the world after a head injury. Free; donations welcome. At 331 Mount Kemble Ave., Harding. Call 973.539.3114.

'I Am' movie poster


SUNDAY, JUNE 12:

The Civil War Encampment continues at Historic Speedwell in Morristown from 10 am to 4 pm. See Saturday entry for details.

The Morristown Fine Arts and Crafts Fair continues from 10 am to 5 pm on the Vail Mansion lawn. See Saturday entry for details.

Pianist Peter Toth is performing a series of free concerts in Morristown to celebrate the National Park Service centennia
Pianist Peter Toth is performing a series of free concerts in Morristown to celebrate the National Park Service centennial.

Hungarian pianist Peter Toth continues his series celebrating the National Park Service centennial with a free 1 pm concert in the Washington’s Headquarters Museum Building, at 30 Washington Place, Morristown.  No reservations required. Call 973-539-2016 x 204 for more.

 

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