Greater Morristown weekend preview: Jazz in July, Harmonium in the garden

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Looking for fun this weekend?

Greater Morristown offers plenty!

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


THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2018:

Danny Bacher and his All-Star Band continue the Summer JazzFest at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre in Morris Township. It starts with a food truck picnic in the parking lot at 5:30 pm, followed by the 7:30 pm concert. Tickets: $18 for members, $20 for non-members. At 6 Normandy Heights Road, 973-971-3706.

Danny Bacher
Danny Bacher

The Morristown Women in Business bring their monthly gathering to Morristown’s 70 South Gallery, from 6 pm to 8 pm. Featured speaker: Jennifer Wehring of the Morristown Partnership. Food and drink provided. Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at the door.

The Friends of Foote’s Pond will lead a nature walk at the pond at 6:30 pm. It’s on James Street in Morristown, next to the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School.

Andrew Dice Clay brings his standup comedy to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm, with opener Eleanor Kerrigan. Adults only. Tickets: $39-$79. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Andrew Dice Clay
Andrew Dice Clay

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 13:

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.

Jazz in July returns for its 14th summer, over the next two Fridays at the Morristown & Township Library.  Showtime is 7 pm. Admission: $20; proceeds benefit the library. Refreshments will be served. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

Tom Artin, Brian Nalepka, Randy Reinhart, John Halsey and Joe Licari at 'Jazz in July' at the Morristown & Twp. Library, July 14, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Tom Artin, Brian Nalepka, Randy Reinhart, John Halsey and Joe Licari at ‘Jazz in July’ at the Morristown & Twp. Library, July 14, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

The Minstrel’s revamped open stage offers two stages, to ensure everyone gets a shake at performing. Arrive at 7 pm to sign up; performances start at 7:30. Admission: $5; age 25 and under, free. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township.

Minstrel open stage logoThe 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 14:

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.

george gramby logoMorristown celebrates its 25th annual George Gramby Day, honoring the late substance abuse counselor, from 9 am to 6 pm.  Activities start with men’s softball games at George Gramby Park on Abbett Avenue. At noon, the Cauldwell Playground will host food, kiddie activities, a deejay, awards presentations, live entertainment and basketball games.  Free, all are welcome.

 

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.

Discover Victorian Morristown on a walking tour presented by the Morris County Tourism Bureau, at 11 am. Karen Ann Kurlander is your guide, starting at 11 Court St. Tickets: $15. Limited to 30 people. Call 973-631-5151.

morris tourism walking tours poster 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 15:

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 Harmonium Choral Society performs at 2 pm in the garden of Morristown’s Macculloch Hall Historical Museum. Admission: $10, members free. Rain venue: Inside the museum. At 45 Macculloch Ave.

The Harmonium Choral Society in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
The Harmonium Choral Society in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Author Mark Maloy will give a free talk about his book, Victory or Death:
The Battles of Trenton & Princeton, December 25, 1776 – January 3, 1777, at 2 pm in the Washington’s Headquarters Museum in Morristown. Malloy is a historian for the National Park Service in Virginia. After his talk he will sign copies of his book, which will be available for sale. At 30 Washington Place. Call 973-539-2016 x-210 for more.

Wendell Brady, who passed away last month, was a fixture in Morristown for decades. Friends will remember him today, on what would have been his 85th birthday, at 3 pm at Willow Hall, 330 Speedwell Ave., Morristown.

Wendell Brady's mom disparaged his smile, but his wife Marge knew better. Photo by Berit Ollestad
Marge and Wendell Brady were a team for decades.  Marge and friends will celebrate Wendell’s life at 3 pm, at Willow Hall. Photo by Berit Ollestad

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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