Dust off your Derby hat…and your dancing shoes…and maybe, your jogging shoes.
Greater Morristown has some treats in store for you this weekend.
THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019:
The Morristown & Township Library Classic English Murder Mysteries presents And Then There Were None, (1945) starring Walter Huston & Barry Fitzgerald, at 2 pm and 6:45 pm. Free. At One Miller Road, Morristown.
FRIDAY, MAY 3:
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 Kennedys, one of the most popular duos on the acoustic circuit, return to The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series in Morris Township at 7:30 pm, with opener Jaclyn Fraser, a find from The Minstrel’s open stage. Admission: $10, children 12 and under, free. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.
The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players present The Mikado at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $29-$69. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.
Mid-Life Crisis performs at Morristown’s Famished Frog at 10 pm. At 18 Washington St., 973-540-9601.
SATURDAY, MAY 4:
The Morristown Shade Tree Commission celebrates its sixth annual Arbor Day Celebration at Pocahontas Park, at 9:30 AM. Three shade trees will be plantedcourtesy of Morris Habitat of Humanity, partnering with the Town in $20,000 TD Green Space grant.
Discover Morristown’s newest park–Kleitman Woods at Hillcrest–at an 11 am ribbon-cutting. At the corner of Hillcrest and Wallace avenues.
Celebrate Titus’ Birthday–the 50th anniversary of the County College of Morris–from 11 am to 2 pm at the college in Randolph. Music, activities, food and more for the whole family. Free. At 214 Center Grove Road.
The Friends of Florham are hosting a Kentucky Derby Party from 4 pm to 8 pm, at the Florham Mansion at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Tickets: $120, proceeds benefit preservation of the Vanderbilt-Twombly Estate. At 285 Madison Ave, Madison.
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown is throwing a Kentucky Derby Party–and you’re invited. Festivities run from 5 pm to 9 pm and include dinner, drinks, games, contests, silent auctions and raffles. Childcare provided. Tickets: $45 in advance, $50 at the door. Proceeds benefit church programs. At South Street and Miller Road.
New Jersey Ballet presents Ballet with a Latin Beat at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $29-$59. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.
SUNDAY, MAY 5:
The County College of Morris presents its 50th anniversary Titan Trot 5K Run / Walk, registration starts at 7 am, race/ walk at 9 am, at the college in Randolph. Registration: $25, at the health and physical education building. At 214 Center Grove Road.
The New Jersey AIDS Walk/Run has a new venue this year: Central Park of Morris County, in Morris Plains. Check-in time is 7:30 a.m. for the 9 a.m. run; check-in is 11:30 am for the 1 pm walk. Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-11th Dist.) and Morris County Sheriff James Gannon plan to attend. More details are here.
New Jersey Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm. Tickets: $15-$25. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.
Sustainable Morristown hosts a Zero Waste Living Event from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Morristown & Township Library, featuring speakers and DIY crafts. Bring old t-shirts, dresses, or skirts, and learn how to re-purpose them. Bring mason jars or pasta jars with lids for the DIY projects. Family-themed, prizes. RSVP here. At One Miller Road, Morristown.
Opera at Florham hosts its 31st annual vocal competition, honoring Violetta DuPont, at 2 pm at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison. Young singers compete for prizes before a live audience and a panel of accomplished musicians. Admission: $10-$30; FDU students and children 12 and under, free. Info here, and at 973-443-8620. At 285 Madison Ave.