Greater Morristown weekend preview: From comic books to Diversity Day

Diversity Day poster 2018
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After the July 4th holiday, this feels like a bonus weekend!

If you love comic books, Mennen Arena is the place to be. Make sure to visit the Morristown police table for some great giveaways.

Looking for fun under the stars? The Shakespeare Theatre has just the ticket.

And on Sunday, sample music and food from Greater Morristown’s diverse cultural scene, at the first annual Diversity Day.

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


THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018:

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents an outdoor production of The Servant of Two Masters, an 18th-century slapstick romp directed by Doug West. Showtime is 8 pm. Tickets: $38; 18 and under, free. At the College of Saint Elizabeth amphitheater, 2 Convent Road, Morris Township, through July 29, 2018. Call 973-408-5600.  Read our review.


FRIDAY, JULY 6:

Kirsten Maxwell
Kirsten Maxwell

The Minstrel in Morris Township presents Kirsten Maxwell at 7:30 pm, with opener Hayden Grayson. Admission: $10, children 12 and under, free. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road. Normally, we don’t focus on the openers, but this one was chosen based on his performance at the Folk Project’s Open Stage:

Video: Here is Hayden Greyson’s open mic performance that landed his gig:

And here is Greyson’s music video:

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents The Servant of Two Masters, at 8 pm under the stars. Please see Thursday entry for details.


SATURDAY, JULY 7:

The Presbyterian Church in Morristown hosts a yard sale from 8:30 am to 4 pm, outside the Parish House at 65 South St.

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.

Explore the Macculloch Hall garden.
Explore the Macculloch Hall garden.

Dig it! Plant it! Eat it! At Morristown’s Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, from 10 am to 11:30 am. Children can learn how Macculloch Hall grew, prepared, and stored fruits and vegetables in olden days; also explore the garden, observe pollinating insects and birds, and create art. Free, but pre-registration is required. Contact Cynthia Winslow,  (973) 538-2404, ext. 16. At 45 Macculloch Ave.

The Garden State Comic Fest returns to the Mennen Arena in Morris Township, from 10 am to 6 pm today and from 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday. Make sure to visit the Morristown PBA 43 table, where police will give away 300 comic book prints by the Dynamic Duo of Bella Rachlin and Idan Knafo-Kerbis. It’s the third year that these talented artists are helping Morristown police, a collaboration made possible through a mutual acquaintance with Lt. Michael Molnar.  Tickets and packages to the show range from $15-$75. At 161 E. Hanover Ave.

'Harley and Batman,' a print by artists Idan Knafo and Bella Rachlin. Morristown police will give away free copies at the Garden State Comic Fest, July 7-8, 2018.
‘Harley and Batman,’ a print by artists Idan Knafo and Bella Rachlin. Morristown police will give away free copies at the Garden State Comic Fest, July 7-8, 2018.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents The Servant of Two Masters, at 8 pm under the stars. Please see Thursday entry for details.


SUNDAY, JULY 8:

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.

The Garden State Comic Fest concludes at Mennen Arena in Morris Township, from 10 am to 5 pm. Please see Saturday entry for details.

Garden State Comic Fest poster 2018The first annual Diversity Day comes to the Morristown Green, starting with an interfaith service at 11 am. From noon to 4 pm, live music and ethnic and international foods will celebrate the diverse cultures of Greater Morristown. Presented by area churches and civic groups, the festivities are free. If it rains, everything moves inside the Morristown United Methodist Church. 

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents The Servant of Two Masters, at 4:30 pm and 8 pm under the stars. Please see Thursday entry for details.

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