Greater Morristown weekend preview: Crafters, farmers, Civil Warriors, and more

The Morris Plains Farmers Market. Photo courtesy of Sue McCluskey
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Spring is here in all its June splendor, with plenty of outdoor amusements in Greater Morristown.

Browse an arts and crafts fair. Visit a farmers market. Watch a Civil War re-enactment.

There is music, too, and more.

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


THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2022:

The Morristown & Township Library presents yoga on its side lawn at 10 am. Free. Please bring your own yoga mat and equipment. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

The library also presents Attentive Walking: Outdoors, at 6 pm at the Macculloch Hall Garden at 45 Macculloch Ave in Morristown. Free, for adults. Led by Anita, who has led the library’s Mindful Meditation and Mindful Movement classes.

At 7 pm, join the online discussion at the library’s Virtual Classics Book Club. Featured this evening: Virginia Woolf’s Orlando.  Email here for Zoom login info; include “Virtual Classics Book Club in the subject line.

The library also presents Discovery of a Masterpiece: The Lost Rodin, online at 7 pm. Drew University graduate Mallory Mortillaro recounts how she discovered a multi-million dollar masterpiece in the Madison borough hall in 2015. Email here for the Zoom code.

Mallory Mortillaro discovered a Rodin masterpiece in Madison.

FRIDAY, JUNE 10:

The Morris Museum in Morris Township presents a free 6 pm talk by Sylvia Milo and Nathan Davis, the duo who created The Other Mozart. They will discuss their pending work,  i am the utterance of my name. This piece about Mary Magdalene premieres at the museum in November. Talk RSVP here. At 6 Normandy Heights Road, 973.971.3721 .

‘i am the utterance of my name’ is scheduled for November 2022 premiere at the Morris Museum,

The Grover (Kemble) and Jerry (Vezza) Quartet performs at Shanghai Jazz in Madison, seatings at 6:15 pm and 8:30 pm. Call 973-822-2899 for reservations.

Grover Kemble, Hal Slapin, John Vourtsis and Jerry Vezza.

The Folk Project’s Open Stage  is back– in live mode– at 7:30 pm. To sign up to perform two songs, please email here.

Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center presents The Lords of 52nd Street: Legends of the Billy Joel Band, at 8 pm. Tickets: $29-$59. At 100 South St., call 973-539-8008.


SATURDAY, JUNE 11:

The Morris Plains Farmers Market is back for 20th season, from 9 am – 1 pm every Saturday through Oct. 8, at 771 Speedwell Ave., the Speedwell Avenue Extension — across from The Plaza Restaurant and Taylor’s Consignment Shop.

The Morris Plains Farmers Market. Photo courtesy of Sue McCluskey

Civil War Weekend returns to Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township, from 10 am to 4 pm, and again on Sunday. Skirmishes, camp set-ups, and more during this family-friendly event. Cost: $10; free for kids age 3 & under. Preregistration required, call 973.326.7645. At 73 Kahdena Road.

The 31st annual Morristown Fine Arts & Crafts Festival returns to the Vail Mansion lawn this weekend, from 10 am to 5 pm both days, rain or shine. At 110 South St. Sponsored by the Morris County Art Association, 973-267-1722. Email here for more.

Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center hosts AM Productions Presents Wanda Sykes at 8 pm. Tickets: $49-$145. At 100 South St., call 973-539-8008.

Wanda Sykes

The Argus Quartet welcomes the Lot of Strings Music Festival back to the parking deck roof at the Morris Museum in Morris Township, at 8 pm. Each 8-by-8 foot block is $50 and accommodates two patrons. BYOB and BYO chairs and picnics. Rain moves the show inside the Bickford Theatre. At 6 Normandy Heights Road, 973.971.3721 .

The Argus Quartet

SUNDAY, JUNE 12:

Civil War Weekend concludes at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township, from 10 am to 4 pm. See Saturday entry for details.

The Morristown Fine Arts & Crafts Festival concludes, from 10 am to 5 pm. See Saturday entry for details.

The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, led by Maestro Robert Butts, performs at 2 pm in Dolan Hall at Saint Elizabeth University in Morris Township. Tickets:$5-$50. Special Guest: Stanley Alexandrowicz, guitar, will perform a guitar piece composed by Butts. The program also features works by Rossini and Mendelssohn. At 2 Convent Road.

Evan Premo

Lyrica Chamber Music presents Composer-in-Residence Evan Premo, in a quintet for a 3 pm concert featuring his works and Bach’s. Tickets: $25-$30; free for children and students with I.D.  Rescheduled from March 2022. At the Presbyterian Church, 240 Southern Blvd., Chatham.

Video: ‘Come Inside Now,’ by Evan Premo & David Budbill:

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