Greater Morristown weekend preview: Veterans Day events mark 100 years since the ‘Great War’

World War I parade in Dover.
World War I parade in Dover.
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Amidst Greater Morristown’s many entertainment offerings this weekend are several programs marking Veterans Day, to honor all who serve, and have served, our country.

The holiday began as Armistice Day, to commemorate the end of World War I, one century ago.

It was called “The War to End Wars,” or sometimes just,  “The Great War.”  0-for-2.

Thank you to every serviceman and servicewoman for doing your part to keep America free.

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


THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2018:

Spellbound posterMorristown & Township Library presents a free screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1944 thriller, Spellbound, at 6:45 pm. Doors open at 6:15; light refreshments. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents the 19th century British comedy Charley’s Aunt, at 8 pm. Tickets start at $49. Runs through Nov. 18, 2018. At 36 Madison Ave., 973-408-5600.

 

 


FRIDAY, NOV. 9:

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.

The Woman’s Club of Morristown presents its annual Christmas Bazaar this weekend, starting today from noon to 8 pm. Browse a wide variety of gift items, with proceeds benefiting the club’s charities. Free admission. At 51 South St.

The 70 South Gallery in Morristown opens a new exhibition, Sights Unseen, with a reception at 6:30 pm. The show features the work of landscape photographer Michael Gibney and student photographer Caitlin Gethins from Whippany Park High School.  At 70 South St.

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 logo

Comedian Howie Mandel comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center, with opener John Mendoza, at 8 pm. Language, mature content, adults only. Tickets: $49-$99. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents the 19th century British comedy Charley’s Aunt, at 8 pm. Please see Thursday entry for details.

charley's aunt poster


SATURDAY, NOV. 10:

The Morris County Heritage Commission commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, and the lives of some 200 Morris County residents who died fighting in that conflict, with a series of talks between 10 am and 3:45 pm at the Morris County Library in Whippany. Free. At 30 East Hanover Ave.

World War I parade in Dover.
World War I parade in Dover.

The Woman’s Club of Morristown continues its Christmas Bazaar from 10 am to 4 pm. See Friday entry for details.

The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre in Morris Township presents the WWI drama Billy Bishop Goes to War, at 8 pm. Tickets: $25-$40. At 6 Normandy Heights Road, 973-971-3706.

The 11th annual Armistice Ball starts at 8 pm in the Great Hall of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown. Presented by the Metropolitan Vintage Dance & Social Club. Tickets: $45; Students, $25. At 121 South Street.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents the 19th century British comedy Charley’s Aunt, at 2 pm and 8 pm. Tickets start at $49. See Thursday entry for more.

The Jerzey Derby Brigade presents a “Turkey vs. Tofu” ladies roller derby scrimmage at 7 pm (doors open at 6:15 pm) at InLine Morristown. Tickets: $12 at door, $10 in advance; age 12 and under, free. The ladies also will be collecting new/ gently used men’s and women’s clothes for a veterans food pantry. At 38 Dumont Place.

Jerzey Derby Brigade poster

The New Jersey Ballet opens its 60th season at 8 pm at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $29-$59. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.


SUNDAY, NOV. 11, VETERANS DAY:

The Morristown Farmers Market enters its penultimate week, at 8:30 am. It concludes next Sunday, Nov. 18. At Lot 10, behind the Post Office, between Dumont Place and Morris Street. Presented by the Morristown Partnership.

Veterans Day services will be observed at 11 am on the Morristown Green.

Army marksmen fire volley on Veterans Day 2013 on the Morristown Green. Photo by Bill Lescohier
Army marksmen fire volley on Veterans Day 2013 on the Morristown Green. Photo by Bill Lescohier

The Fosterfields Living Historical Museum in Morris township presents a Thanksgiving Harvest Home and Armistice Observance on Sunday, Nov. 11, from noon to 4 pm. Tickets: $4-$8. At 73 Kahdena Road, 973-326-7645.

The Woman’s Club of Morristown concludes its Christmas Bazaar from noon to 3 pm. See Friday entry for details.

The Morristown National Historical Park presents a free 1 pm recital by Hungarian pianist Peter Toth, who will perform a program of DeBussy to mark the 100th anniversary of the composer’s passing. In the auditorium of the Washington’s Headquarters Museum, 30 Washington Place, Morristown.

Pianist Peter Toth is performing a series of free concerts in Morristown to celebrate the National Park Service centennia
Pianist Peter Toth

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents the 19th century British comedy Charley’s Aunt, at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $49. See Thursday entry for more.

The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre in Morris Township presents the WWI drama Billy Bishop Goes to War, at 2 pm. See Saturday entry for details.

The Hanover Wind Symphony presents a Veterans Day concert: Duty, Honor, Country–A Salute to Service, at 3 pm in Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $25; veterans and current military personnel, free. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey presents War & Peace & A Concerto at 3 p.m. in Dolan Hall, at The College of St. Elizabeth, in Morris Township. Selections representing America’s allies in two world wars; popular songs from those wars; and a Grieg piano piece. Tickets: $5-$40. At 2 Convent Road.

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