Greater Morristown weekend preview: From fox-trots to stump-jumping

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Learn to fox-trot. Learn to mountain-bike. Learn to love Film Noir.

Greater Morristown offers some eclectic options this weekend.

Indulge your musical tastes while supporting worthy causes, such as raising awareness about the opioid crisis, and promoting community gardening.

And don’t forget Veterans Day, on Monday.

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


THURSDAY, NOV. 7, 2019:

The Morristown & Township Library kicks off a Film Noir series with free screenings of Murder, My Sweet (1944, Dick Powell, Claire Trevor) at 2 pm and 6:45 pm. Light refreshments. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents Romeo and Juliet at 8 pm. Tickets start at $49. The show runs through Nov. 17, 2019. At 36 Madison Ave., 973-845-6723.


FRIDAY, NOV. 8:

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 Folk Project’s monthly Open Stage in Morris Township opens at 7:30 pm with The Legacy Song Project, a presentation of LIFE Center Stage to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic. Admission: $10, with all proceeds benefiting LIFE Center Stage. Regular open stage follows the presentation. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.

Country star Sara Evans (A Little Bit Stronger, Born to Fly, Perfect) comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm, with opener Justin Adams.  Tickets: $39-$79.  At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Sara Evans

Romeo and Juliet continues, at 8 pm at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison. See Thursday entry for details.


SATURDAY, NOV. 9:

As the Morristown Revolutions enter their fourth season, they want to introduce kids to the rapidly growing sport of mountain biking.  The Revolutions will be at Lewis Morris Park’s Sunrise Lake Pavilion in Morris Township between 10 AM and 2 PM with a fleet of Trek bikes, to give kids in 6th-12th grades a chance to try mountain biking.  Rides will be ongoing and led by trained coaches.  Kids are also welcome to bring their own bike and helmet if they prefer. More information is here.

The Disney Junior Holiday Party on Tour comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center with shows at noon and 4 pm. Tickets: $39-$59.  At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

The 12th Annual Armistice Ball, commemorating the end of WWI, brings live jazz and dancing to Morristown. Festivities start with optional dance workshops in one-step, foxtrot, tango, blues, and waltz from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Masonic Center (39 Maple Ave.), followed by the ball, from 8 pm to 11 pm in the Great Hall of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (121 South St.) The Metropolitan Club Orchestra will perform ragtime and early jazz dance tunes. Tickets are $20-$45 and include the workshop.  Active military personnel and veterans will be honored at intermission. Light refreshments. Attire of
the 19-teens or ‘20s, military uniforms, or modern formal or semi-formal dress is requested. Proceeds benefit the Thursday Morning Club of Madison.

Romeo and Juliet continues at 2 pm and 8 pm, tickets starting at $49, at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison. See Thursday entry for details.

Chamber Music for Charity presents a benefit concert in Madison for Grow It Green Morristown, featuring harpist Merynda Adams and organist Brian Preston Harlow performing music Bach, Vivaldi and others, at 7 pm. Free will offerings at the door will go to Grow It Green.  At Grace Church, 4 Madison Ave.

Morristown’s Bishop of Jazz, Rio Clemente, presents A Tribute to George and Ira Gershwin, at 8 pm at the Watchung Arts Center. Tickets: $12-$25. At 18 Stirling Road, Watchung, 908-753-0190


SUNDAY, NOV. 10:

The Morristown Farmers Market continues its 29th season, from 8:30 am to 2 pm every Sunday through Nov. 24, 2019. At Lot 10, behind the Post Office, between Dumont Place and Morris Street. Presented by the Morristown Partnership.

Romeo and Juliet continues at 2 pm and 7:30 pm, at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison. Tickets start at $49. See Thursday entry for details.

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Spanish- and French Showpieces, featuring Chinese composer Qigang Chen and violinist Ning Feng, at 3 pm at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $43-$92. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Ning Feng
Ning Feng

The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey presents Dvorak’s New World Symphony at 3 pm, in Dolan Hall at The College of Saint Elizabeth in Morris Township. Tickets: $5-$40. At 2 Convent Road

The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey presents ‘A New World,’ featuring Dvorak’s famed symphony.

 

MONDAY, NOV. 11: VETERANS DAY

Veterans Day ceremonies are scheduled for 10:15 am at the Morris Township Municipal Building, at 50 Woodland Ave., and at 11 am on the Morristown Green.  If it rains, services will be held inside the Morris Township Municipal Building meeting room.

Glenn Coutts Sr. salutes on Veterans Day 2016 in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Glenn Coutts Sr. salutes on Veterans Day 2016 in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

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