Greater Morristown Weekend Preview: Blaire, Kennedys and the Kentucky Derby

Maura and Pete Kennedy kick off the Sanctuary concert series in Chatham on Aug. 25.
Maura and Pete Kennedy


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.

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

THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019:

and then there were none posterThe 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.






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 Kennedys
The Kennedys


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.


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.

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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.

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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.

One of the greatest groups ever to emerge from Morristown makes a rare return appearance: The Blaire Reinhard Band plays at the Famished Frog at 10 pm. At 18 Washington St., 973-540-9601.

The Blaire Reinhard Band
The Blaire Reinhard Band


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.

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