Greater Morristown weekend preview: Spoil your Mom

'Stairway to Heaven' movie poster
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It’s only fair. After all, she spoiled you.

Show Mom a good time in Greater Morristown this weekend for Mother’s Day.

Take her to a classic movie. Croon for her at an open mic. Stroll through a garden or two. Introduce her to John Leguizamo or Rob Lowe.

And that’s just for starters.

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


THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018:

Meet the “green team” of Sustainable Morristown at Green Drinks, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Revolution Brew House, at 9 South St. RSVP here.

The Morristown & Township Library continues its British Classic Films series at 6:45 pm with A Matter of Life and Death (1946, rated PG). Also known as Stairway to Heaven, this film follows a British wartime aviator who cheats death, and must argue for his life before a celestial court. Free, at One Miller Road, Morristown.

'Stairway to Heaven' movie poster


FRIDAY, MAY 11:

The Minstrel’s revamped open stage offers 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

Arlo Guthrie brings his Regeneration Tour, with his children Abe and Sarah Lee, to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $39-$69. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Arlo Guthrie

Arlo Guthrie


SATURDAY, MAY 12:

It’s time for the Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive by Postal Service carriers. In Greater Morristown, the drive will benefit the Interfaith Food Pantry. Needed items include canned soup, canned fruit, canned tuna, evaporated, dry or shelf stable milk, pasta sauce in cans or plastic jars, canned beans (such as kidney, pinto, etc.), pasta and cereal. Leave them near your mailbox on Saturday.

The Morristown Clean Communities Program and the local Kiwanis Club host a shredding event behind Morristown town hall, from 9 am to noon. Cost:$5 per bag or box (maximum 10 pounds), with proceeds benefiting the Morristown Kiwanis High School Scholarship Fund. The Town Hall parking lot is off Franklin Street. Look for the big Cipshred truck.

Members of the Morristown High School Key Club at Kiwanis' fundraising shred event, Oct. 7, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Members of the Morristown High School Key Club at Kiwanis’ fundraising shred event, Oct. 7, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Grow It Green Morristown marks season nine of the Early Street Community Garden with a 10 am ribbon-cutting, celebrating a rebuild that includes new plots and many improvements. Live music, garden tours and a ladybug release, with a plant sale starting at 10:30 am. Free, please RSVP for ribbon-cutting.

Grow It Green opening flyer 2018

Celebrate National Public Gardens Day at Morristown’s Macculloch Hall Historical Museum from 10 am to 1 pm. Free, all ages, rain or shine. Meet an owl from the Raptor Trust at 11 am, build a fairy house in the garden, tour the garden at 12:30 pm. At 45 Macculloch Ave. RSVP here.

The garden behind Macculloch Hall in Morristown.

The garden behind Macculloch Hall in Morristown.

Actor / comedian John Leguizamo will deliver the Commencement Address at Drew University in Madison at 10:30 am. Free. At 36 Madison Ave. More details are here.

John Leguizamo

John Leguizamo

Join the Rev. Carol Lynn Patterson of Morristown’s Calvary Baptist Church and six other inspiring women at the Citi Sisters Empowerment Brunch, from noon to 4 pm at Costa del Sol, 2442 Vauxhall Road in Union. Admission: $55. A portion of proceeds benefits inner city women and children.

empowerment brunch

Enjoy a musical workshop and house concert with singer-songwriter Dave Nachmanoff–who has shared stages with Al Stewart, Alison Krauss, Cheryl Wheeler, Steve Forbert, Firefall, and John Wesley Harding, among others–at 2 pm in Rockaway. Hosted by Folk Project members; guests can jam with Nachmanoff. Admission: $20.

Dave Nachmanoff

Rob Lowe brings his one-man show, Stories I Only Tell My Friends: LIVE!, to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $49-$175. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe


SUNDAY, MAY 13: HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

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