Greater Morristown weekend preview: First Night Morris County!

Fireworks over Morristown start 2016 with a bang. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
Fireworks over Morristown start 2016 with a bang. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
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Ring out the old with a wonderful Wonderful Life in Madison… ring in the new with a festive First Night in Morristown.

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

And a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


THURSDAY,  DEC. 28, 2017:

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, at 8 pm. Tickets start at $69. At Drew University, 36 Madison Ave. Call 973-408-5600. Read our review.

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY adapted by Joe Landry. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey 2017. Directed by Doug West. Pictured: Leavell Javon Johnson as Freddy Filmore. Photo credit: Jerry Dalia.


FRIDAY, DEC. 29:

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 Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, at 2 pm and 8 pm. Please see Thursday entry for details.

Bob Malone, keyboard player for Creedence Clearwater’s John Fogerty, performs at The Minstrel in Morris Township at 7:30 pm, with opener George Wurzbach of the comedy trio Modern Man. Admission: $10; children 12 and under, free. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.

Bob Malone
Bob Malone

Manhattan Comedy Night presents Rich Vos and Friends, at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Mature themes, language. Adults only. Tickets: $30. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Rich Vos
Rich Vos

SATURDAY, DEC. 30:

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, at  2 pm and 8 pm. Please see Thursday entry for details.


SUNDAY, DEC. 31:

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison concludes its run of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, at 4:30 pm. Please see Thursday entry for details.

FIRST NIGHT MORRIS 2018 LOGO

First Night Morris celebrates its 26th New Year’s Eve, bringing 85 events –dance, theatre, music (rock, jazz, blues, classical, etc.), visual arts, world cultures and children’s programs–to Morristown from 4:45 pm to midnight. Ring in 2018 in a festive, family friendly, alcohol-free atmosphere, with two fireworks shows and free shuttle buses, too. A $25 badge admits you to everything. (Discounts for four badges; children 4 and under, free.) Morristown Green is a proud sponsor of First Night Morris; follow our coverage here.


MONDAY, JAN. 1, NEW YEAR’S DAY 2018

Sen. Cory Booker and Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty, Jan. 23, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Sen. Cory Booker and Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty, Jan. 23, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) is scheduled to swear in Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty for his third term, at 10 am at the Thomas Jefferson School. All are invited. At 101 James St.

 

 

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