Greater Morristown weekend preview: Fall Festival on the Green

Balloons, at the Morristown Festival on the Green 2016. Photo by Katharine Boyle
Balloons, at the Morristown Festival on the Green 2016. Photo by Katharine Boyle
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Time to begin the march from summer to winter… with the annual fall Festival on the Morristown Green.

Greater Morristown offer plenty of weekend fun indoors, too:  Art exhibitions, concerts, comedies, iLuminations–you can event hunt for ghosts.

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


THURSDAY,  SEPT. 21, 2017:

totems series sept 2017 flyer

Morris Arts continues its ongoing exhibitions at the Gateway Totem Project on Morristown’s Early Street with poet and visual artist Madelyne Reyes and poet Maria C. Naranjo, from 5-7:30 pm. Free.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents What the Butler Saw, Joe Orton’s 1960s comedy about the power of truth, at 8 pm. Directed by Paul Mullins.  Adult subjects not suitable for younger audiences. Tickets: $49-$59. At 36 Madison Ave. Call 973-408-5600. Read our review.

 

What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey 2017. Directed by Paul Mullins. Pictured (left to right): Vanessa Morosco as Mrs. Prentice, John Hutton as Dr. Rance, and Peter Simon Hilton as Dr. Prentice. Photo credit: Jerry Dalia.
What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey 2017. Directed by Paul Mullins. Pictured (left to right): Vanessa Morosco as Mrs. Prentice, John Hutton as Dr. Rance, and Peter Simon Hilton as Dr. Prentice. Photo credit: Jerry Dalia.

ILuminate, The Most Fun You’ll Have in the Dark, comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $29-$59. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008.

iLuminate


FRIDAY, SEPT. 22:

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.

Meet the artists at the opening reception of the Fall/Winter 2017-18 Invitational Exhibit at Morristown’s Atrium Art Gallery, from 7-9 pm. Four floors of eye-popping art will be on display during weekday business hours through Jan. 5, 2018. Free. In the Morris County Administration and Records Building, 10 Court St. Presented by Morris Arts.

The 2017 Fall/Winter exhibition is here.
The 2017 Fall/Winter exhibition is here.

The Morristown High School football team (0-2), coming off a tough 28-20 loss in Roxbury last week, will try to get into the win column at West Morris Central in Chester. Opening kickoff: 7:30 pm. Go Colonials!

The Minstrel in Morris Township presents Pete’s Posse, with opener Pete McDonough, at 7:30 pm. Admission: $10, children 12 and under, free. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.

Pete's Posse
Pete’s Posse

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents What the Butler Saw, at 8 pm. Please see Thursday entry for details.


SATURDAY, SEPT. 23:

The Morris Plains Farmers Market is back, every Saturday through Oct. 7, from 9 am to 2 pm on Merchant’s Block, near the Model Railroad Club Building.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents What the Butler Saw, at 2 pm and 8 pm. Please see Thursday entry for more details.

The Minstrel in Morris Township presents a special Saturday night concert, featuring songwriter/satirist/improv artist Eric Schwartz, at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $20. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road. Mature subject matter.

Eric Schwartz
Eric Schwartz
Calling all Ghostbusters! The Vail house is waiting.
Calling all Ghostbusters! The Vail house is waiting.

Go ghost-hunting, from 7:30-11 pm in the 1790s Vail house at Historic Speedwell in Morristown, with the Specter Seekers Paranormal Society. For ages 16 and up. Admission: $45, preregistration required. At 333 Speedwell Ave. For more, call 973.631.5077 or email here.

 

 


SUNDAY, SEPT. 24:

The Morristown Farmers Market is back for its 26th season, every Sunday through Nov. 19, between 8:30 am and 2 pm. Outdoors in the parking lot between Morris and Spring Street, off Dumont Place. Presented by the Morristown Partnership. Call 973-455-1133 for more.

The Morristown Festival on the Green is back for its 23rd year, from noon to 5 pm, around…the Morristown Green!  Organized by the Morristown Partnership, the event will feature live music, more than 150 exhibitors including a slew of restaurants and, for the first time, a beer tasting tent.

The 2013 Morristown Festival on the Green. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
The 2013 Morristown Festival on the Green. Photo by Jeff Sovelove

Morristown’s Macculloch Hall Historical Museum presents Poets in the Garden at 2 pm, featuring readings in the museum garden by Robert Carnevale and Elizabeth (Mimi) Danson. Admission: $10, free for museum members. Bring a lawn chair or beach blanket. Bad weather moves the event into the museum. At 45 Macculloch Ave.

Poets Robert Carnevale and Elizabeth (Mimi) Danson will read at Macculloch Hall in Morristown, Sept. 24, 2017.
Poets Robert Carnevale and Elizabeth (Mimi) Danson will read at Macculloch Hall in Morristown, Sept. 24, 2017.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents What the Butler Saw, at 2 pm and 7:30 pm.  Please see Thursday entry for more details.

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