Greater Morristown weekend preview: Rummage around, romance a cello, hunt for eggs, go for Baroque

It's the annual rummage sale at the Morristown United Methodist Church. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
It's the annual rummage sale at the Morristown United Methodist Church. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
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Looking for diversions this weekend?

Greater Morristown offers quite a few.

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


THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019:

Actress Linda Kenyon will perform A Life of My Own: Meeting Eleanor Roosevelt, at the InReach Luncheon & Lecture series at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown. The performance will follow the 12:45 pm luncheon. Please bring a main dish or salad, plus $2 for supplies. All are invited to come early for a 12:10 pm worship service. At Miller Road and Maple Avenue.

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s annual student visual arts show opens today and runs through April 24, 2019, in the Rothman Building gallery (FDU Admissions Office) on the school’s Madison campus. At 285 Madison Ave.

The choir of Grace Episcopal Church in Madison sings a candlelit Chanted Compline after its Lenten practice session, from 8:45-9 p.m. The community is welcome. At Grace Church, 4 Main St., 973-377-0106.


FRIDAY, APRIL 12:

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, director of the Harmonium Choral Society.
Anne Matlack, organist/ choirdirector of Grace Church.

Grace Community Music in Madison concludes its half-hour Lenten lunchtime organ meditations at 12:15 pm with Grace organist/choir director Anne Matlack presenting a Family-Friendly Meet-the-Organ program for Madison’s school vacation, a program appropriate for kids of all ages. 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 Morristown High School Revolution Color Guard will perform Each One, Important, addressing the issue of gun violence, at its Family & Friends Recruitment Event, which starts at 6:30 pm at the Frelinghuysen Middle School. Free. At 10 Jane Way, Morris Township.

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Mt. Tabor continues its 150th anniversary celebration with a series of three Friday swing dancing lessons at the Tabernacle, at 7 o’clock. Admission:$15. At 5 Simpson Ave.

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. This month’s featured act is Purple Hayes, a finalist from February’s Morristown Onstage show. Admission: $10; $5 for anyone under age 21. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 13:

Candle holders at Morristown United Methodist Church rummage sale, March 25, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Candle holders at Morristown United Methodist Church rummage sale, March 25, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

If you love rummage sales, you will want to check out the annual sale at the Morristown United Methodist Church. It runs from 8 am to 3 pm, and features mountains of jewelry, housewares, electronics, furniture and much more. At 50 South Park Place, 973-538-2132.

Morristown’s recreation department hosts its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 am, at Lidgerwood Park. Includes a visit from the Easter Bunny; candy for kids up to age 10. Pre-registration required.

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'The Immigrant Experience' at Fosterfields
‘The Immigrant Experience’ at Fosterfields

Experience a day in the life of an Irish immigrant of the 19th and early 20th centuries, from 11 am to 4 pm at the Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township. Admission: $4-$8; under age 2, free. At 73 Kahdena Road, 973.326.7645.

The New Jersey Universal Healthcare Coalition presents a discussion about Medicare for Alluniversal healthcare–hosted by a leading advocate, Michael Lighty, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship in Morris Township. Free, but please RSVP here. At 21 Normandy Heights Road.

Rodney Atkins comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm, with opener Lauren Davidson. Tickets:$29-$59. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.


SUNDAY, APRIL 14:

Morristown’s Temple B’nai Or hosts an opening reception from 3 pm to 5 pm for Nancy Modlin Katz, whose exhibition Finding a View: Paintings and Ceramics runs through May 19, 2019, at the Temple’s Linda Grandis Blatt Gallery. Refreshments will be served. A portion of proceeds from art sales benefits the Temple. Call or text (973) 532-2268 or email for a private viewing. At 60 Overlook Road.

Opera at Florham presents A Tribute to Opera Legend Licia Albanese, at 2 pm at the Mansion on the Madison campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University. Sopranos Mia Pafumi and Amber Daniel will perform a repertoire of Albanese roles. Admission: $10-$30. At 285 Madison Ave.

Schuyler Chapin, General Manager of the Met, described Licia Albanese as “the frailest Mimì [rt] the tenderest Butterfly [left], and perhaps the most haunting of modern Violettas [center].”
Schuyler Chapin, General Manager of the Met, described Licia Albanese as ‘the frailest Mimì [rt] the tenderest Butterfly [left], and perhaps the most haunting of modern Violettas [center].’
The Presbyterian Church in Morristown presents Romantic Cellos at 3 pm, featuring Hai-Ye Ni, principal cello of the Philadelphia Orchestra; with pianist Min Kwon, founder of the Center for Musical Excellence; and young cellists Nan-Cheng Chen and Ari Evan. Admission: $30; under 18, free. Prosecco reception follows with the artists. At 57 E. Park Place.

'Romantic Cellos' come to the Presbyterian Church in Morristown.
‘Romantic Cellos’ come to the Presbyterian Church in Morristown.

The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey presents Beethoven & The Baroque, featuring music by Beethoven, Handel and Mozart, at 3 pm at Dolan Hall in the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morris Township. Tickets: $5-$40. At 2 Convent Road.

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The Presbyterian Church in Morristown continues its Faith on Film series with a free screening of Paterson, at 4 pm.  At the Parish House, 65 South St.

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