Greater Morristown weekend preview: Parade time!

CuChullain Pipe Band of Morris County at the 2018 Morris County St. Patrick's Parade. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
CuChullain Pipe Band of Morris County at the 2018 Morris County St. Patrick's Parade. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
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Parade season is here!

Don your kilt and Cardigan for the 40th annual Morris County St. Patrick’s Parade.

And scroll down for more weekend fun in Greater Morristown. Check our handy calendar for even more activities–and add your own events, too!


THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2019:

Ball of Fire poster

Screwball film comedies continue at the Morristown & Township Library with a free 6:45 pm screening of Ball of Fire, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper, 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 Scharoun Ensemble Berlin comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $29-$59. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.


FRIDAY, MARCH 8:

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.

Anne Matlack at the organ.
Anne Matlack at the organ.

Grace Community Music in Madison presents half-hour lunchtime organ meditations every Friday throughout Lent, starting today at 12:15 pm with music students from the Pingry School. Free. Drinks and dessert after each performance; a local gourmet sandwich shop will provide sliders and salads for suggested $7 purchase. At Grace Church, 4 Main St., 973-377-0106.

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: $10; $5 for anyone under age 21. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township.

Minstrel open stage logo

L.A. Theatre Works presents a radio production of Steel Magnolias at 8 pm in Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $29-$59. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.


SATURDAY, MARCH 9:

Sorry–this race is next week! The St. Paddy’s Day 5K race starts at 10 am at Ginty Field in Morris Township. Details here.

The 40th annual Morris County St. Patrick’s Parade brings all its family friendly pageantry back to Morristown. Presented by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and the Irish American Association of Northwest Jersey, the festivities start at 10 am with a Mass at Assumption Church. Meanwhile, at the reviewing stand on the Green, live music, step dancing and a historical talk will precede the parade itself, which rolls from the town hall parking lot onto South Street precisely at noon. Father Patrick “Paddy” O’Donovan, the Grand Marshal, will lead four divisions of bands, civic groups and more, in an alcohol-free procession that is virtually impervious to the weather. Make sure to give a wave to our MorristownGreen.com contingent, bringing up the rear in Division I, and check out our complete coverage here.

The Saint himself, at the 2018 Morris County St. Patrick's Parade. Photo by Katharine Boyle
The Saint himself, at the 2018 Morris County St. Patrick’s Parade. Photo by Katharine Boyle

The Morris Museum in Morris Township hosts a reception from 2 pm to 5 pm for Fresh Perspectives, a juried exhibition of high school art that runs through June 9, 2019. Admission included with ticket to museum. At 6 Normandy Heights Road, (973) 971-3700.

Fresh Perspectives Collage 2019, Morris Museum
‘Fresh Perspectives ‘Collage 2019, Morris Museum

The New Jersey Ballet presents its All American Program at 8 pm in Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $29-$59. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.


SUNDAY, MARCH 10:

Morristown’s fifth annual Fitness Crawl, a benefit for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life involving 20 local businesses, runs from 8 am to 4 pm. Suggested minimum donation: $25. Call 973-879-8232 or email here for more.

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.

Rich Rosenthal, president of the North Jersey Civil War Round Table, will speak about Civil War Women of Compassion, Courage, and Grit, at 2 pm at the Morristown & Township Library. Free, at One Miller Road, Morristown.

A Civil War nurse.
A Civil War nurse.

The MacDowell Club of Mountain Lakes presents the Littman String Quartet at 3 pm, at the Tabernacle in Mount Tabor. Suggested donation: $20. At 30 Simpson Ave.

The National Dance Company of Ireland comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 3 pm and 7 pm. Tickets: $29-$49. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

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