Greater Morristown weekend preview: From ballet to roller brigades

Talk about great doubleheaders!
Talk about great doubleheaders!
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Compiled by Kevin Coughlin

Where else can you find ballet and roller derby within a one-block walk?

Greater Morristown truly offers something for everyone this weekend!

Shakespeare, country music, an art opening, historical talks, free movies, yoga, a road race, two lake cleanups…

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


THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017:

sing street posterThe Morristown & Township Library presents the musical Sing Street (2016, PG-13) at 6:45 pm. Free. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

Morris Arts invites you to a free reception for its new Spring/Summer 2017 Exhibit at Morristown’s Atrium Gallery, from 7 pm to 9 pm. Nearly 240 works by 79 artists will fill four floors of the Morris County Administration and Records Building, 10 Court St.

The Morris Township Democratic Committee presents a discussion on healthcare and the repeal of Obamacare, from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Visiting Nurse Association, at 175 South St. in Morristown. Panelists: Margaret Koller, executive director of the Center for State Health Policy; Gordon MacInnes, CEO of NJ Policy Perspective; and Dr. Thomas Howe, retired medical director for Aetna and Prudential Healthcare in NJ. Suggested donation: $10. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Diane Holland. Free parking behind the Visiting Nurse Building.

'When the Music Stopped' by Shirley Supps, at the Atrium Gallery
‘When the Music Stopped’ by Shirley Supps, at the Atrium Gallery

Catch a preview of The Merchant of Venice, at 8 pm at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey at Drew University in Madison. Directed by Robert Cuccioli. Performances through June 4, 2017. Tickets: $29-$69.  At 36 Madison Ave.

the merchant of venice at drew

Trace Adkins comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm, with opener Ben Gallaher.  Tickets: $51.50 to $91.50. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008.

Trace Adkins
Trace Adkins

 


FRIDAY, MAY 19:

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.

The Loose Canons perform at The Minstrel in Morris Township at 7:30 pm, with the Lords of Liechtenstein as openers. Admission: $10, children 12 and under, free. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.

Video: The Loose Canons at First Night Morris 2016:

Neil Berg’s The Pianomen pays tribute to the songs of Billy Joel and Elton John, 8 pm at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre. Tickets: $35; $33 for Seniors; $30 for Museum Members; and $20 for Students. At 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township. Call  (973) 971-3706.

Neil Berg of 'Pianomen'
Neil Berg of ‘Pianomen’

The Merchant of Venice continues in previews at 8 pm at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey at Drew University in Madison. See Thursday entry for details.


SATURDAY, MAY 20:

The Morristown Environmental Commission wants your help at the first annual Mayor’s Cleanup of Speedwell and Pocahontas lakes. Volunteers are invited to Speedwell’s waterfall area at 9 am for cleanup assignments. Refreshments will be provided, and an educational session will follow the cleanup.

mayor's cleanup speedwell lakeThe Merchant of Venice has two shows– a 2 pm preview, and a 7:30 pm opening–at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey at Drew University in Madison. See Thursday entry for details.

The Sigma Zeta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and the Morris Township police invite you to Restore, Refresh, and Renew the Township’s Collinsville Playground at 3 pm. Bring lawn chairs for an exhibition basketball game. At Cleveland Avenue and Monroe Street.

restore refresh renew collinsvilleThe Jerzey Derby Brigade locks wheels with Central New York’s Wonder Brawlers in rock ’em sock ’em roller derby action, at 7 pm at InLine Morristown. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door. At 38 Dumont Place.

roller derby poster may 2017The New Jersey Ballet brings Giselle to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $29-$59. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008.

The New Jersey Ballet's 'Giselle'
The New Jersey Ballet’s ‘Giselle’

SUNDAY, MAY 21:

The eighth annual Superhero Half Marathon and Relay commences at 8:30 am at Morris Township’s Ginty Field, and winds through Chatham before concluding at Loantaka Brook Reservation in the Township. See site for details.

The Superhero Half Marathon.
The Superhero Half Marathon.

Family Promise of Morris County will collect new and gently used sports gear and clothing for disadvantaged young athletes, from 1 pm to 4 pm at the turf field at Morristown High School. There will be auctions of cool stuff from the New York Giants and the Seton Hall Pirates, local gift cards, and raffle, too. At 50 Early St.

sports donation drive may 2017The Morristown Unitarian Fellowship in Morris Township invites the public to a strategy session, from 1 pm to 4 pm, to discuss how to respond to policies of the Trump Administration. At 21 Normandy Heights Road.

unitarian fellowship flyer march 2017

The New Jersey Ballet brings Beauty and the Beast/Peter and the Wolf to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm. Tickets: $15-$25. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008.

The New Jersey Ballet performs 'Peter and the Wolf'
The New Jersey Ballet performs ‘Peter and the Wolf’

Submarines down the Shore? The Morristown and Township Library presents New Jersey at Home and in the Trenches During World War I, a 2 pm talk by author and Vietnam veteran Joseph Bilby. Free. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

Sea Girt B Company 5th NJ June 30 1917
Sea Girt B Company 5th NJ June 30 1917.

The Merchant of Venice has shows at 2 pm and 7:30 pm at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey at Drew University in Madison. See Thursday entry for details.

The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir brings its concert show Paper Mill Sings to the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre at 3 p.m.

The Bickford Theatre presents Paper Mill Sings at 3 p.m. Tickets: $20; $15 for Museum Members; and $10 for students. At 6 Normandy Heights Road. Call (973) 971-3706.

 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. What makes Morristown great and safe is its residential neighborhoods and taxpayers making all this possible. In this small town that also serves as the County seat and home to a multitude of non-profits, who pay no taxes, we remain diverse and welcoming to all.

  2. What a great city morristown has become, happy to be a part of its resurgence, Iron Bar / Revolution commend all those that have invested in its future.

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