Greater Morristown weekend preview: Shrek, Meet Me in Morristown, and more

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June is busting out all over… with Ogres and outdoor music and Moliere, too!

Scroll down for a sampling of fun events in Greater Morristown this weekend.

And check our handy calendar for even more activities–and add your own events, too!


 

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018:

Meet Me in Morristown, the summer sidewalk fair, returns for the first of four last-Thursday-of-the-month celebrations of art and business on South Street. Free, from 5 pm to 9 pm. Presented by Morris Arts and the Morristown Partnership.  Jam band Secret Sound performs on the Green at 7 pm.

meet me in morristown logoHoward's End posterThe Morristown & Township Library continues its British classic film series at 6:30 pm with Howard’s End (1992, Rated PG). Free. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

A scene from Moliere's 'Tartuffe' at the Shakesepeare Theatre of NJ.
A scene from Moliere’s ‘Tartuffe’ at the Shakesepeare Theatre of NJ.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents Molière’s comedy Tartuffe, at 8 pm. We rarely endorse events–but this comedy is a must-see. Two hours fly by in blur of laughter. Tickets: $29 to $69. At Drew University, 36 Madison Ave., Madison, 973-408-5600.

 

 


FRIDAY, JUNE 1:

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.

Morris County Moms Demand Action plan a Wear Orange (WO) Gun Violence Awareness Event at Morristown town hall at 10 am. Free.

Mayor Tim Dougherty proclaims June 1, 2018, as Gun Violence Awareness Day, with Maureen Lombardi, Margaret Haughey and Fern Wolkin of Moms Demand Action Against Gun Violence, May 22, 2018.
Mayor Tim Dougherty proclaims June 1, 2018, as Gun Violence Awareness Day, with Maureen Lombardi, Margaret Haughey and Fern Wolkin of Moms Demand Action Against Gun Violence, May 22, 2018.
Brynn Stanley opens for Jordan Smith at MPAC, April 2, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Brynn Stanley. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Brynn Stanley, the voice of MorristownGreen.com, performs dinner shows at Madison’s Shanghai Jazz, 6:15 pm and 8:45 pm. Admission: $40 food and drink minimum, reservations required. At 24 Main St., 973-822-2899.

Shrek The Musical, the sixth annual community production by Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center, debuts at 7:30 pm, with additional shows on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $20-$30. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008. Read our preview.

Shrek Musical logoThe Minstrel in Morris Township presents guitar virtuoso Toby Walker, with 17-year-old fretboard fanatic Quentin Callewaert as opener, at 7:30 pm. Admission: $10, children 12 and under, free. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.

Video: Toby Walker at the 2014 Folk Project Acoustic Getaway:

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents Molière’s comedy Tartuffe,  at 8 pm. Please see Thursday entry for details.


SATURDAY,  JUNE 2:

Shrek The Musical continues its weekend run at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center with shows at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Please see Friday entry for details.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents Molière’s comedy Tartuffe, at 2 pm and 8 pm. Please see Thursday entry for details.

The Schiff Nature Preserve in Mendham hosts its ninth annual Environmental Film Festival at 6:30 pm. Admission: $10-$50. At 339 Pleasant Valley Road.

Schiff Environmental Film Fest


SUNDAY,  JUNE 3:

Explore an 'Introduction to Tai Chi.'
Explore an ‘Introduction to Tai Chi.’

American Girl dolls Samantha and Luciana representing the past and the present, will be featured at a Friends of Florham luncheon, at 11:30 am at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison. Tickets: $30-$35.  At Hennessy Hall, 285 Madison Ave.

Explore the Chinese art of Tai Chi, at 1:30 pm at the Morristown & Township Library with Master Gang Huang. These free classes are open to all abilities. No registration required. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

Learn about the rich and varied equestrian heritage of the Somerset Hills and Morristown areas from local historian W. Barry Thomson, who will give an illustrated presentation at the Morristown and Morris Township Library at 2 pm, in the library’s lower level Meeting Room. Free. At One Miller Road.

Dressage at Morristown Field Club Horse Show, 1910
Dressage at Morristown Field Club Horse Show, 1910

Shrek The Musical concludes its weekend run at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 2 pm. Please see Friday entry for details.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents Molière’s comedy Tartuffe at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Please see Thursday entry for details

Maestro Robert Butts and the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey present an afternoon of Beethoven, Haydn and Rachmaninoff, featuring guest soloist Hyunjin Cho on piano, at 3 pm at the College of Saint Elizabeth. Tickets $5-$40. At 2 Convent Road, Morris Township.

Hyunjin Cho and Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Hyunjin Cho and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

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