Greater Morristown weekend preview: Road to Change, Baroque cabaret, walking tour

BONJ Summer Cabaret 2018


Meet some brave young survivors.  Learn about an unsung photographer. Discover Colonial Morristown. Explore Under the Boardwalk.

There are plenty of interesting things to do around Greater Morristown this weekend.

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

THURSDAY, AUG. 9, 2018:

The Road to Change bus tour by survivors of the high school shooting in Parkland FL will visit Morristown’s Lidgerwood Park from 11 am to 3 pm. Read our preview.

Road to Change March for Our Lives logoOrganist Evan Currie performs Bach and Mendelssohn for a half hour starting at 12:15 pm, at Grace Church, 4 Madison Ave., Madison. Freewill donations welcome; $7 Lunch follows.

Dick Eger
Dick Eger

Where does the late Vivian Maier fit in the pantheon of 20th century photographers? Dick Eger, art collector and former president of the Arts Council of the Morris Area (Morris Arts), will weigh in at 7 pm at Morristown’s 70 South Gallery, where Maier’s work is on display. Admission: $5. RSVP here. At 70 South St. 

The Piano Guys come to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $69-$149. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

The Piano Guys
The Piano Guys


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.

Organist Anne Matlack performs with saxophonist Eric Donough, for a half hour starting at 12:15 pm, at Grace Church, 4 Madison Ave., Madison. Freewill donations welcome; $7 lunch follows.

Morris Arts continues its Gateway Totems series from 5 pm to 7 pm with an exhibition by photographer Jake Santiago, with music by Sanelsane. The series highlights “artists of all backgrounds and artistic abilities” while aiming to “celebrate Morristown’s immigrant community.”  Free.  At the Gateway Totems, outside the Early Street Community Garden. Rescheduled from Aug. 1.

gateway totems aug 1 2018 poster

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 Center for Spiritual Living Morristown presents Anthony Paolini and James Brough in concert at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. At 331 Mt. Kemble Ave. in Harding. Call 973-539-3114.


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.

Discover Colonial Morristown on a walking tour with local historian and Alexander Hamilton expert Pat Sanftner, at 10 am. Tickets: $15, limited to 30 people. Tour meets at 6 Court St. Call the Morris County Tourism Bureau at 973-631-5151.

Patricia Sanftner of the D.A.R. with Morristown Green at Morris Plains Memorial Parade, May 27, 2017. Photo by Dave Sullivan.
Patricia Sanftner of the D.A.R. with Morristown Green at the Morris Plains Memorial Parade, May 27, 2017. Photo by Dave Sullivan.

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 Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey Summer Cabaret celebrates Under the Boardwalk, The American Songbook: 1945-1964 at 7:30 PM in Grace Church, 4 Madison Ave. (Route 124), Madison. Tickets: $25. Call 973-366-8922.

BONJ Summer Cabaret 2018


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 Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey presents its annual chamber music concert at 3 pm, at Grace Church, 4 Madison Ave. (Route 124), Madison. Tickets: $5-$20. Call 973-366-8922.

Chamber Music Titale 2018

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