Greater Morristown weekend preview: Derby divas, opening night, and more

The farm's sow with her 4 week old piglets, Fosterfields Farm Fair, Sept. 17, 2017. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
The farm's sow with her 4 week old piglets, Fosterfields Farm Fair, Sept. 17, 2017. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
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See a season opener. Catch a documentary by a couple of rising stars.  Race for glory, girls.

And that’s just for starters this weekend in Greater Morristown.

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


THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2018:

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The Morristown & Township Library presents former hospital executive Dennis C. Miller, author of Moppin’ Floors to CEO: From Hopelessness and Failure to Happiness and Success, at 7 pm. Free. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

 

 

 


FRIDAY, SEPT. 14:

The Morris County Library presents a free screening of the film Chappaquiddick (PG-13) at 2 pm. Free, seating limited. At 30 East Hanover Ave., Whippany, 973-285-6930.

Morristown’s 70 South Gallery is extending its ground-breaking Vivian Maier exhibit with a fresh set of images from this newly discovered chronicler of 1950s street life. Check out the free reception, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, at 70 South St.

©Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy Maloof Collection/Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York. On exhibit at Morristown's 70 South Gallery, September 2018.
©Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy Maloof Collection/Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York. On exhibit at Morristown’s 70 South Gallery, September 2018.

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.

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Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center presents Opening Night: An Evening With Vanessa Williams at 8 pm. Tickets: $49-$99. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.


SATURDAY, SEPT. 15:

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.

The Washington Association of New Jersey will honor Morristown High School seniors Katie Rosa and Kylee Strasser for their documentary Historic Morristown: A Beacon of Light in the American Revolution, from 10:30 am to noon at the Washington’s Headquarters Museum, 30 Lafayette Place, Morristown. The 13-minute video will be screened. Free. Read more.

Morristown High School juniors Kylee Strasser, left, and Katie Rosa have created a documentary about the Morristown National Historical Park.
As juniors, Morristown High School students Kylee Strasser, left, and Katie Rosa created a documentary about the Morristown National Historical Park.

Morristown is hosting a free rabies clinic from 11 am to 1 pm at town hall, 200 South St. Late licensing fees will be waived; a three-year vaccination is available. Dogs must be leashed, cats must be in carriers, and pets must be accompanied by an adult. Call 973-796-1975 for more.

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UPDATE: This event has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22, because of soggy field conditions. The 16th annual Community Family Day runs from noon to 5 pm at Morristown’s Cauldwell Playground, at Flagler Street and Martin Luther King Avenue. Kids activities, food and live music. Free. Presented by Cornerstone Family Programs, the Morristown Neighborhood House, Morris Habitat for Humanity, First Energy Foundation, Envirosight and the town of Morristown. Rain date: Sept. 22. Call 538-1229 x14 or email here for more.

community family day 2018 posterIt’s Family Fun Day at the Stickley Museum in Morris Plains, from noon to 4 pm. Hayrides, pumpkin painting, scavenger hunts, hand craft demonstrations, and more. Admission: $5-$7. At 2352 Route 10 West, 973-540-0311.

The Morristown High School football varsity (0-1) plays its first home game of the season at 1 pm against the Mendham High School Minutemen (0-2). At 50 Early St.

The Jerzey Derby Brigade is back with ladies roller derby action at 7 pm vs Suburbia Roller Derby. Doors at InLine Morristown open at 6:15 pm. Admission:$12 at door, $10 in advance, children 12 and under free. At 38 Dumont Pl.

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 16:

Girls, Guts & Glory is back for year four, offering a 1.5 mile hike, a 5K cross country run and two mountain bike options, plus a single-lap beginner event and a two-lap open. It runs from 7 am to 1:30 pm at Lewis Morris Park in Morris Township. Fee: $20-$60; benefits the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris.

Andrea Myers leads at the start of the 2016 Girls Guts Glory. Photo by Matthew Davis.
Andrea Myers leads at the start of the 2016 Girls Guts Glory. Photo by Matthew Davis.

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 Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township presents its Fall Harvest Fest, from noon to 5 pm. Blacksmiths, farm rides, animals, butter-churning, cider-making and more.  Admission: $4-$8; children 2 and under, free.  At 73 Kahdena Road, 973-326-7645.

The farm's sow with her 4 week old piglets, Fosterfields Farm Fair, Sept. 17, 2017. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
The farm’s sow with her 4 week old piglets,
Fosterfields Farm Fair, Sept. 17, 2017. Photo by Jeff Sovelove

Learn the Chinese art of Tai Chi, at 2 pm at the Morristown & Township Library. Free. Runs on Sundays through Nov. 11, 2018. (No class on Sept. 30.) At One Miller Road, Morristown.

The Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown presents Poets in the Garden at 2 pm, featuring award-winning poets David Petruzelli and Professor Gail Holst-Warhaft.  Admission: $10, free for members. Bring a lawn chair. Bad weather moves the reading into the museum. At 45 Macculloch Ave., 973-538-2404.

Explore the complexities of Indian rhythms at 2 pm in the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre, with the Carnatic Music Association of North America. Admission: $15-$20. At 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morris Township, 973-971-3706.

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