Greater Morristown Weekend Preview: Mother’s Day

The Macculloch Hall garden.
The Macculloch Hall garden.
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She’s put up with your shenanigans for all these years. Make amends. Show Mom a good time this weekend in Greater Morristown.

Take her to a show, a garden, a train ride…

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


THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2019:

The nonprofit Platinum Minds, which provides leadership and academic training for disadvantaged boys and young men from Morristown, hosts its Leading The Way Fundraiser Dinner/Dance at the Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. See the website for more details.

platinum minds

Green for Danger poster The Morristown & Township Library continues its spring series of Classic British Whodunnits with Green for Danger (1946) starring Alastair Sim. Free screenings at 2 pm and 6:45 pm. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

The Morristown alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. invites the public to an opening reception for its Red Print exhibition, honoring African American Women of Morristown, at the Morristown & Township Library at 7 pm. Free. Show runs through May 29, 2019. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

Red Print formula

The Gong Show Off Broadway comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $29-$59.  At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.


FRIDAY, MAY 10:

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 Junior League of Morristown presents its 18th annual Lunch With the Authors fundraiser, from 11 am to 3 pm at the Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone. Featuring authors Wendy Walker (The Night Before), Kathleen Barber (Are You Sleeping), and Martha Kelly Hall (Lilac Girls). Call 973-539-2266 or email here.

Nunsense poster

The Mount Tabor Arts Collaborative presents the comedy Nunsense in the Tabernacle in Mount Tabor at 7 pm. Encore performance, same time on Saturday. Tickets: $25. At 26 Simpson Ave., 201-873-2537.

Members of the Harmonium Choral Society present a free concert at the Morristown & Township Library at 7:30 pm. Treat your beautiful mom to some beautiful music. Refreshments will be served. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

The Harmonium Choral Society
The Harmonium Choral Society
Third grader Ashlyn Visaggio at The Minstrel Open Stage, April 13, 2018. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Fourth grader Ashlyn Visaggio is the featured opener at The Minstrel Open Stage. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

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

 


SATURDAY, MAY 11:

Grace Episcopal Church in Madison presents a rummage sale from 9 am to 3 pm. Everything from antiques to toys. Fill a 30-gallon plastic bag for $10. Proceeds benefit church programs. At 4 Madison Ave.

grace church rummage sale poster

Take mom to National Public Gardens Day, in the enchanting garden of the Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, from 10 am to 1 pm. Free. Family activities and presentations. Create art and explore the garden. Visit with Insectropolis. Pre-registration requested, 973-538-2404, ext. 16, or email here. At 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown.

The Macculloch Hall garden.
The Macculloch Hall garden.

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad, at the Whippany Railway Museum, from noon to 5 pm. Trains depart on the hour between 1 pm and 4 pm, rain or shine. Tickets: $11 to $16; infants one and under, free. (Train fare includes museum admission.) At Route 10 West and Whippany Road, Whippany.

The Whippany Rail Museum celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad.
The Whippany Rail Museum celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad.

The Mount Tabor Arts Collaborative presents the comedy Nunsense in the Tabernacle in Mount Tabor at 7 pm. See Friday entry for details.

Semi-pro soccer team FC Motown plays its home opener at 7 pm against Philadelphia Lone Star at Drew University’s Ranger Field in Madison. At 36 Madison Ave., 973-229-8323.

Bernadette Peters comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $69-$109.  At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.


SUNDAY, MAY 12, MOTHER’S DAY

Happy Mother’s Day!

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