Greater Morristown MLK weekend preview

Martin Luther King Jr. Photo: Library of Congress
Martin Luther King Jr. Photo: Library of Congress
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Time to face winter.  We’ll get through this together, one weekend at a time!

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington DC. Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington DC. Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Greater Morristown offers quite a few diversions to brighten this one.

And on Monday, you can celebrate the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., with a breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Morristown (reserve a seat ASAP!), followed by a noon service at Calvary Baptist Church in Morristown.

Defending the Dream: Rejecting Hate and Embracing Love is this year’s theme.

The breakfast features the story of a Newark rabbi who marched for civil rights with King. At the service, the keynote will be delivered by Marc Morial, head of the National Urban League.

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


THURSDAY, JAN. 11, 2018:

Morristown’s 70 South Gallery presents the documentary Bill Cunningham New York, about the New York Times fashion writer, at 7 pm. Admission: $5, includes popcorn and snacks.

Bill Cunningham New York poster

The Amani Quartet, featuring Marty Eigen on saxophone, performs at Madison’s Shanghai Jazz at 7 pm. Food and drink minimum: $25. At 24 Main St.,  973.822.2899.


FRIDAY, JAN. 12:

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 Minstrel’s revamped open stage introduces a new feature: Two stages, to ensure everyone gets a shake at performing. Arrive at 7 pm to sign up. Admission: $5. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township.

Minstrel open stage logo

Manhattan Comedy Night returns to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm, featuring DF Sweedler, Bob Dibuono, Nate MacIntosh, Nick Griffin and Jon Fisch. Mature themes, language. Adults only. Tickets: $25-$30. At 100 South St., call 973-539-8008.

Manhattan Comedy Night


SATURDAY, JAN. 13:

Hey kids, learn about Optical Illusions, from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts in Madison. Admission: $8-$10. At 9 Main St. Call 973-377-2982.

Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, optical illusions, clocktower


SUNDAY, JAN. 14:

The weekly indoors Morris County Winter Farmers’ Market is back, from 10 am to 2 pm at Alexander Hamilton School, 24 Mills St., Morristown. It’s here each Sunday through April 15, 2018.

Learn how to winterize your home and save money, from New Jersey Clean Energy experts, at 12:30 pm at the Presbyterian Parish House. Free. At 65 South St., Morristown. Presented by Sustainable Morristown, and the green ministries of the Presbyterian Church and the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship. Read more here.

 

Warm & Green flyer3

Tour the presidential memorabilia collection–Washington, Adams, Lincoln, Grant and more– at Morristown’s Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, at 1:15 pm. Admission: $15, includes all-day access to museum.  Call 973-631- 5151. At 45 Macculloch Ave.

macculloch tour poster

The MacDowell Club of Mountain Lakes presents a free recital by Barbara Wolfe (viola) and Joshua Stauffer (theorbo), performing 16th- and 17th century works from Italian, French, German and Spanish masters, at 2 pm at the Community Church of Mountain Lakes, at 48 Briarcliff Road.

Barbara Wolfe
Barbara Wolfe

 

The All Hands on Deck! show, a 1942 roadshow and radio broadcast, comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 3 pm. Tickets: $29-$59. At 100 South St., call 973-539-8008.

All Hands On Deck show

Paul Ziegler performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, conducted by Maestro Robert Butts,  at Grace Church in Madison at 3 pm. Also featuring harpist Merynda Adams. Admission: $30-$40; students under 22 with I.D., $5. At 4 Madison Ave.

Paul Ziegler will perform Gershwin at the College of Saint Elizabeth on June 10.
Paul Ziegler

 


MONDAY, JAN. 15: MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY:

The 33rd annual Morris Interfaith Breakfast will celebrate the birth of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at 8 am, at the Hyatt Regency Morristown, with a program entitled: Defending the Dream: Rejecting Hate and Embracing Love. Dr. Rachel Fisher will share film clips from her former Newark rabbi, Joachim Prinz, a civil rights activist who marched with King. Donation: $25; call 201-919-7898 or 862-222-4480 to reserve a seat. Proceeds support the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Change, the Children’s Defense Fund, and scholarships for local students. At 3 Speedwell Ave.

Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Make history by joining the Great Swamp Watershed Association for the first hike on its newly acquired 20-acre property in Harding Township, at 11 am. Suggested donation: $10 adults, $5 ages 6-17. No dogs, please. Registration required, 973-538-3500.

new trails hike, great swamp, harding, poster

The life of the Rev. Martin Luther King will be honored with a noontime service at Morristown’s Calvary Baptist Church.  The keynote speaker: Marc Morial, head of the National Urban League and former mayor of New Orleans.  All are welcome. At 10 Martin Luther King Ave.

Marc Morial, of the National Urban League
Marc Morial, of the National Urban League

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