Greater Morristown weekend preview: Ghosts, Mammals and Martins

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Looking for laughs?  Got ’em.

Timeless tunes? Check.

Spooky tales? Uh-huh.

Historical treats?  Of course.

This is Greater Morristown, after all, and it’s the weekend! Greet March with some roaring good times. Toast a Grand Marshal. Celebrate Irish heritage. Discover Morristown’s newest concert venue.

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


THURSDAY, FEB. 28, 2019:

The nonprofit Sustainable Morristown is holding a fundraiser from 4 pm to 8 pm at Panera Bread, at 66 Morris St.

SusMo fundraiser poster

Bringing up Baby posterScrewball film comedies continue at the Morristown & Township Library with a free 6:45 pm screening of Bringing Up Baby, starring Katherine Hepburn & Cary Grant, directed by Howard Hawks.  Bonus shorts include Laurel & Hardy, Three Stooges and Little Rascals. Light refreshments will be served. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

The North Jersey Civil War Round Table presents Prof. John Hayward, who will discuss Col. Joseph Revere and the 7th New Jersey Regiment, which fought in many major battles. The gathering starts at 7:14 pm in the Haggerty Education Center at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave. in Morris Township (across the street from the Morris County Library). First time visitors, students and members free. For others, a $5 donation is requested.

Rain–A Tribute to the Beatles comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $39-$89. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.


FRIDAY, MARCH 1:

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 Morris County St. Patrick’s Parade Committee will toast this year’s Grand Marshal, Father Patrick “Paddy” O’Donovan, from 6 pm to 10 pm at the Madison Hotel in Morris Township. The reception features food, beer and wine, and music by the Willie Lynch Band. Donations: $100, cash or check only. At One Convent Road.

Father Paddy reception grand marshal 2019 poster

It’s Cosplay Night at the Morristown Game Vault, from 7 pm to 11 pm. Family friendly costumes encouraged; prizes will go to the best ones. Admission: $15. At 22 South St., 973-944-8500.

Paranormal investigator Frank Rigillo.
Paranormal investigator Frank Rigillo.

Ghost-hunter Frank Rigillo will discuss his tricks of the trade at 7:30 pm at the Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $25. Preregistration required.  At 73 Kahdena Road. Call 973-631-5022.

 

Ruthy & Mike (of the Mammals)
Ruthy & Mike (of the Mammals)

The Minstrel in Morris Township presents Mike & Ruthy (of the Mammals), with openers The Asaran Earth Trio, at 7:30 pm.  Admission: $10, children 12 and under, free. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship,  21 Normandy Heights Road.

Steve Martin and Martin Short bring their comedy show Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $119-$299. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.


SATURDAY, MARCH 2:

The Morris Museum in Morris Township presents Dr. Seuss Family Fun Day, from 11 am to 4 pm. At 6 Normandy Heights Road. Call 973-971-3700.

Feeling sappy? Check out the annual Maple Sugar Festival, from noon to 4 pm at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township. Tapping demonstrations, syrup taste tests, maple snow cones, games and more. Rain or shine. Admission: $4. At 247 Southern Blvd., 973-635-6629.

Priscilla, 11, from Sucasuna tries out a wooden yoke used by early settlers for carrying maple sap at the Maple Sugar Festival 2017, March 4, 2017. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
Priscilla, 11, from Sucasuna tries out a wooden yoke used by early settlers for carrying maple sap
at the Maple Sugar Festival 2017, March 4, 2017. Photo by Jeff Sovelove

Four Morristown High School students will be honored with the Gold Award, the highest honor of the Girl Scouts, at 2:30 pm at the Alexander Hamilton School. Anna Cliche, Nya Federoff, Christina Ledford and Kylee Strasser each created projects to benefit the community. Morris Sheriff James Gannon, Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty and Morris Township Mayor Jeff Grayzel are among scheduled speakers. Refreshments afterwards.

Girl Scouts gold program 2019 poster

Currents by Mayumana comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $29-$69. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

The Morristown Jewish Center presents Comedy Night, with four comics including headliner Robin Fox. Doors open at 7:30 pm, show starts at 8:30 pm. Tickets: $40 advance/ $45 at door; dessert reception, open bar. At 177 Speedwell Ave. Call 973-538-9292 or email here.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 3:

The Morris County Winter Farmers Market continues its sixth season, every Sunday morning from 10 am to 1 pm through March 31, 2019, at Morristown’s Alexander Hamilton School, 24 Mills St. Presented by the Foodshed Alliance and Grow It Green Morristown.

At 10 am, the Presbyterian Church in Morristown reopens its sanctuary on the Green with a worship service.  Refurbished over the last year, the church now features an extended stage and improved lighting and audio that promise to enhance the worship experience while also making this a sought-after entertainment venue. All are welcome, at 57 Park Place.

Presbyterian Church reopens banner 2019

In partnership with the Morris County Heritage Commission, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Morris County will hold a 1:30 pm ceremony to honor one of Morristown’s earliest immigrant neighborhoods: Dublin – Morristown’s Historic Irish Neighborhood. All are invited to join the festivities, at the corner of  Madison Street and Macculloch Avenue.

Brady Rymer and the Little Band that Could comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center with family shows at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm. The latter show is a relaxed performance, to make special needs kids feel at home. Tickets: $12-$15.  At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

City of ChampionsScholar John Pascal delivers a talk, Mark Twain Becomes a Jersey Boy: His Friendship with Thomas Nast, at 2 pm at the Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown. Admission: $4-$8.  At 45 Macculloch Ave.

Author Hank Gola discusses his new book, City of Champions, about the Garfield football team that beat Miami for the U.S. high school championship in 1939, at 2 pm at the Morristown & Township Library. Free. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

The Brass Project performs a program of popular music at 2 pm in the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre, in Morris Township. Admission: $20-$40. At 6 Normandy Heights Road. Call 973.971.3706

The Brass Project
The Brass Project

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