Two spring traditions spring to life this weekend in Greater Morristown:
Meet Me In Morristown returns for its sixth season, and the Mayo Performing Arts Center presents its seventh annual community production, Grease.
THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019:
UPDATE!! A soggy forecast has pushed Meet Me In Morristown to Friday.Meet Me in Morristown returns for its sixth summer of art, music and sidewalk sales. Presented by Morris Arts and the Morristown Partnership, the monthly festival includes downtown business sales starting at 11 am, with art and entertainment from 5 pm to 9 pm. Rain date is Friday. Meet Me In Morristown occurs on the last Friday of May, June, July and August.
The Morristown & Township Library continues its spring series of Classic British Whodunnits with Gosford Park (2001) starring Helen Mirren and Maggie Smith. Free screenings at 2 pm and 6:45 pm. At One Miller Road, Morristown.
FRIDAY, MAY 31:
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.
Meet Me in Morristown kicks off its sixth season of sidewalk sales and entertainment, rescheduled from Thursday. The Outcrops were this month’s featured band, but because of the weather, The Tones are stepping in, from 7 pm to 9 pm on the Green. See Thursday entry for more.
Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center presents Grease, its seventh annual spring musical, for a weekend run starting at 7:30 pm. Featuring top young performers from Greater Morristown and Northern New Jersey. Tickets: $20-$30. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008. Also: Two shows on Saturday and a Sunday matinee.
The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series (formerly The Minstrel) in Morris Township presents the trio Silk City, with openers Hillary-Marie’s Sole Music Collective, at 7:30 pm. Admission is $10; children 12 and under, free. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.
SATURDAY, JUNE 1:
The third annual Mayor’s Lakeside Cleanup, of Speedwell and Pocahontas lakes runs from 9 am to 1 pm in Morristown. Meet at the intersection of Patriots Path on Martin Luther King Blvd., park in the lot at the corner of MLK & Bishop Nazery Way. Gloves, garbage bags, and lunch will be provided for volunteers.
The Raritan Headwaters Association hosts its 15th annual Ride for the River fundraiser, a motorcycle poker run. Motorcyclists can gather at Spruce Run Reservoir between 9 am and 11 am; the untimed ride through Hunterdon, Somerset and Morris counties takes two- to three hours. Fees: $30 per rider/passenger, $15 for picnic lunch only. See website or call 908-234-1852 for more.
Grease continues its spring run at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center with shows at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. See Friday entry for details.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2:
Grease concludes its spring run at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center with a 2 o’clock matinee. See Friday entry for details.
The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey presents Brahms, Mozart, Gershwin at 3 p.m., at Dolan Hall at The College of St. Elizabeth in Morris Township. Two youth ensembles–The Lakeland Youth Symphony and Keys 2 Success–also will perform. Tickets: $5-$40. At 2 Convent Road, 973-366-8922.
The New Jersey Youth Symphony Jazz Program will perform at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre at 7 pm. Tickets: $15-$20. At 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township, 908-771-5544.