Greater Morristown weekend preview: Treat Dear Old Dad for Father’s Day

Morristown's popular walking tours are back for 2018.
Morristown's popular walking tours are back for 2018.
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Looking for a special outing for that special guy you call Dad?

Greater Morristown abounds with options this weekend.

From historical tours to music of all flavors to tasty farm-fresh produce to golf humor to rock-em sock’em roller derby action, you’re sure to make memories that will last until next Father’s Day, at the very least.

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


THURSDAY, June 14, 2018:

Sustainable Morristown is hosting Green Drinks, a meet-and-greet from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township. Wine tasting, light refreshments. Bring your favorite wine. Suggested donation: $5. Meet at the Scherer Pavilion, near the Haggerty Education Center. At 353 East Hanover Ave.

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Princess CydThe Morristown & Township Library continues its Pride Month film series at 7 pm with Princess Cyd, (2017, 96 minutes, R-rating). Free. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

Randolph native Brendan Fletcher, who won national acclaim as a semifinalist on NBC’s The Voice in 2016, headlines a 7:30 pm show at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center, to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He’ll be joined by Kylie Rothfield, another fan favorite from The Voice. Presented by Mayor Tim Dougherty and First Lady Mary Dougherty. Tickets: $20-$125. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008. Read our interview with Brendan Fletcher.

Brendan Fletcher poster


FRIDAY, June 15:

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.

methodist church logoThe Morristown United Methodist Church presents its annual variety show and coffee house, to benefit its summer Appalachian mission trip, at 7 pm. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-12, $25 per family. Light refreshments. At 50 S. Park Place. Call 973-538-2132.

TV golf analyst David Feherty brings his Live Off Tour! show to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $59-$169. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

david feherty posterAustralian-based Brazilian singer-songwriter Juliana Areias performs songs from her debut CD, Bossa Nova Baby, at 8 pm at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre. Tickets: Members $18, public $20. Bring dad for free in a pre-father’s day special: Call 973-971-3706 by today, with offer code “Bossa.”  At 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morris Township.

Juliana Areias
Juliana Areias

SATURDAY, June 16:

The Morris Plains Farmers Market is back, from 9 am to 2 pm every Saturday through Oct. 6, 2018, on Merchant’s Block, next to the Model Railroad Club.

Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver is the featured speaker at the annual scholarship breakfast of the Pi Theta Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. It’s from 10 am to noon at the Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel in Florham Park. Last year’s scholarship winner, Harvard University student Ifeoma White-Thorpe, also will speak. Tickets: $45. At 175 Park Ave. 

Scholarship breakfast Alpha Kappa AlphaLearn Custom Mapping with Google My Maps, at 10:30 am at the Morristown & Township Library. Free, but registration is required. Call 973-538-2592. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

tourism walking tours logoThe Morris County Tourism Bureau kicks off its summer walking tour series at 11 am, with a leisurely stroll through Morristown with author Bonnie-Lynn Nadzeika, former director of the Morris County Historical Society. Her postcard book on Morristown will come alive as she points out architecturally important buildings that sit within the Historic District, and shares stories of past and prominent residents. Starts at 6 Court St. Tickets: $15 per person,  at Eventbrite.com or morristourism.org/tours. Call 973-631-5151 for more information.

Morristown's popular walking tours are back for 2018.
Morristown’s popular walking tours are back for 2018.

Has Dad had all his shots?  Take him (and his dog or cat) to a free rabies clinic at Morristown town hall, from 11 am to 1 pm. At 200 South St.

rabies clinic posterThe Jerzey Derby Brigade takes on the Hartford CT Area Roller Girls at InLine Morristown. Doors open at 6:15 pm, opening whistle at 7 pm. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door. At 38 Dumont Place.

roller derby june 2018 posterMorristown’s Episcopal Church of the Redeemer hosts Hear My Song, a concert to benefit the Trevor Project, at 7 pm.  At 36 South St.

redeemer concert posterThe jazz/ funk Danielle Illario Trio debuts at 7 pm at The Tabernacle in Mt. Tabor.  Tickets: $15. At 26 Simpson Ave. Call 201-873-2537.

Danielle Illario Trio
The Danielle Illario Trio

Dazzling jazz guitarist Frank Vignola returns to The Minstrel in Morris Township, after a near-fatal accident last year, for his first New Jersey show since his injuries. This special Saturday edition of the Folk Project series starts at 7:30 pm.  Rounding out Vignola’s trio are his guitar sidekick Vinny Raniolo and bassist Gary Mazzaroppi. The quartet Windborne opens. Admission: $10; children 12 and under, free. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road. Get there early; an overflow room with video will be ready, just in case.

Video: Vintage Vignola:


SUNDAY, June 17:

The Morristown Farmers Market is back, at 8:30 am every Sunday through Nov. 18. At Lot 10, behind the Post Office, between Dumont Place and Morris Street. Presented by the Morristown Partnership.

morristown farmers market logo

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Crosby brings his Sky Trails tour to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm. Crosby had been scheduled here last November but was taken ill. Tickets: $40-$90. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

David Crosby
David Crosby

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