Greater Morristown semi-virtual Weekend Preview: Easter, and Restaurant Week

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Compiled by Nicholas Voltaggio and Kevin Coughlin

To our friends who celebrate the holiday, we wish you a joyous Easter!

Greater Morristown offers some entertainment treats over the next few days, including the kickoff of Restaurant Month, and a concert by the virtually vivacious Victoria Vox.

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


THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2021:

It’s Restaurant Month in Morristown! Check here for participating restaurants and giveaways, from the Morristown Partnership.

Local jazz favorite Grover Kemble performs weekly at Rockaway’s Caffe Navona, 147 Route 46, from 6 – 9 pm.

At 7 pm, the Morristown & Morris Township Library presents its virtual Book Lovers’ Circle, a forum to share thoughts on recent reads and share recommendations. Email the program coordinator, with your full name and town of residence for the Zoom access code.


FRIDAY, APRIL 2, GOOD FRIDAY:

Hey kids, keep an ear out for the Easter Bunny. Between noon and 3 pm he’ll be hopping onto a fire truck in Morristown’s Second- and Third Wards.  He’ll return at the same time on Saturday, in the First- and Fourth Wards.

The Presbyterian Church in Morristown presents a noon virtual concert, Passion & Peace: Songs for Good Friday, featuring church Music Director Matthew Webb on piano and cellist Sam DiCaprio, playing works by DeBussy, Rachmaninoff and Forrest. Free, from the church website.

At 7 pm, the Folk Project’s Acoustic Stayaway features Victoria Vox, singer-songwriter-ukulele player extraordinaire and Queen of the Mouth Trumpet. The virtual event is free, with all donations going to the artist.

Victoria Vox performs at the 2018 NJ Uke Fest. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
THE SHOW MUST GO ON: Victoria Vox gives brave, upbeat performance at the 2018 NJ Uke Fest. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

The Mayo Performing Arts Center presents Blind Boys of Alabama in a special Easter weekend performance, live from Nashville. Beginning at 9 pm, the gospel group will entertain virtual audiences with songs old and new. Livestream access: $18-$25.


SATURDAY, APRIL 3:

The Easter Bunny will be hitching a ride on a Morristown Fire Truck between noon and 3 pm, in the town’s First- and Fourth Wards.

Singer Brynn Stanley finds the silver linings in family quarantine, in her House Arrest pandemic concerts, live from from her living room, every week at 8 pm.


SUNDAY, APRIL 4: HAPPY EASTER!

If you just can’t get enough original music, join The Folk Project for Joe Guzzo’s Stayaway Sundays Show at 3 pm. Each week, Guzzo presents fans with video performances from events past, interviews with performers, and his own take on the world of music


ON THE HORIZON:

TUESDAY, APRIL 6:

The Legacy Project at the County College of Morris (CCM) continues its series on War, Peace & Healing at 12:30 pm with Shooting Ghosts: A U.S. Marine, a Combat Photographer, and Their Journey Back From War with Finbarr O’Reilly. Combat photographer O’Reilly will discuss his work covering conflict around the world, and also will discuss his co-written memoir, Shooting Ghosts. Free. Email here for a Zoom link.

Finbarr O’Reilly

At 3:30 pm, the Morristown and Morris Township Library’s monthly Virtual Teen Book Club will center Elsie Chapman’s Caster, a tale of magic and adventure. The group is targeted towards students from 7th to 12th grade. Sign up for this and future Teen Book Clubs here.

The Folk Project’s Acoustic Stayaway continues at 7 pm, when singer-songwriter Will Kimbrough takes the virtual stage. Kimbrough is renowned for his poignant lyricism, encompassing genres from blues to R&B. Free, with all donations going to the artist.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7:

At 8 pm, the creative team behind the Broadway hit Jersey Boys  commemorates the 15th anniversary of the show’s premiere. This virtual event, shared by the Mayo Performing Arts Center, is part of the Broadway Cast Reunion Series and features authors Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman, and director Des McAnuff. Livestream access: $15.


 

FRIDAY, APRIL 9:

Dead on Live returns to the Mayo Performing Arts Center at 7 pm for a live Grateful Dead tribute. The band includes Steely Dan guitarist Jon Herington, Lumineers and Levon veteran Byron Isaacs, and Jeff Kazee and John Morgan Kimock. Tickets:$25-$59.

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