Greater Morristown (semi-virtual) Weekend Preview: MLK Day Weekend

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Entertainment is trending virtual once more, until Omicron exits stage left.

So as you pursue in-person fun this weekend in Greater Morristown, make sure to call ahead first, just to make sure. We’ll also update this posting as we learn of any changes.

Monday’s virtual program for Martin Luther King Day plans to address many timely topics.

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


THURSDAY, JAN. 13, 2022:

The Morristown & Township Library presents two virtual book talks.  At 10 am, the featured book is Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi. To attend, email here with the subject line “Virtual Morning Book Club”; include your full name and town of residence to receive the access code and meeting link.

At 7 pm, the virtual discussion centers on Anna Kavan’s genre-defying novel Ice.  For access details, email here, with “Virtual Classics Book Club” in the Subject Line. Please include your full name and town of residence in your message.

 


FRIDAY, JAN. 14:

The Schiff Nature Preserve in Mendham presents a 90-minute Family Fireside Chat at 5:30 pm. Bring the family for a short hike, and stories, animal trivia and marshmallow roasts by the firepit. Ages 4 and up. Fee: $10-$15. Register online. At 339 Schiff Drive, 973-543-6004.

The Folk Project hosts its Open Stage, in virtual mode, at 7 pm. To sign up to perform two songs, please email here.

The Mayo Performing Arts Center presents Manhattan Comedy Night, at 8 pm. Featuring Alingon Mitra, Greg Rogell, Isabel Hagen and Lenny Marcus.Mature content; adults only. Masks, proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test required. Tickets: $25-30.  At 100 South St., Morristown, 973-539-8008.


SATURDAY, JAN. 15:

Maestro Robert Butts of the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey welcomes Jee-Hoon Krska (founder and executive director of Keys to Success) and Lynn Czae (founder and president of The New York Classical Music Society) to Bach, Bagels and Bob at 10 am, via Zoom. Free; registration required.

Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center presents The Disco Nights at 8 pm. Rescheduled from January 2021. Tickets: $29-$49.  Masks, proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test required for ages 12 and up. At 100 South St., call 973-539-8008.


SUNDAY, JAN. 16:

The Morris Winter Farmers Market is back for a ninth season, at a new venue: Convent Station in Morris Township.  It’s open from 9:30 am to 1 pm each Sunday through March 27, 2022. More vendors, more space, and more free parking, promises sponsor Grow It Green Morristown.

The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre in Morris Township presents the Larry Fuller Trio at 2 pm. Tickets: $25. All patrons 12 years and older must provide proof of vaccination and corresponding ID. All patrons 2 years and older must wear masks throughout the performance and while inside the Museum and Theatre. At 6 Normandy Heights Road, 973-971-3706.

Larry Fuller

For original music, join The Folk Project for Joe Guzzo’s Folk Project TV Show at 3 pm. Guzzo presents fans with video performances from events past, interviews with performers, and his own take on the world of music.


MONDAY, JAN. 17, MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY:

Morristown’s Martin Luther King Observance Committee goes virtual at 10 am for its 52nd annual MLK Day program.  The Rev. William Dr. William J. Barber II, founder and president of Repairers of the Breach, will deliver the keynote. Register here.  Online panels will discuss:

  • Surviving Today’s Toxic Environment of Hate
  • Criminal Justice Reform
  • Public Health and the Pandemic
  • Rebuilding the Economy
  • Culture wars: Critical Race Theory/Cancel Culture/Black Lives Matter
  • The Challenge of Worshipping in the Changing Face of the Pandemic
  • Realities of Today’s Injustices: Present and Future Hope
Martin Luther King Jr. Photo: Library of Congress
Martin Luther King Jr. Photo: Library of Congress

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