Greater Morristown weekend preview: Ukrainian festival, drag brunch, and piano preludes

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Looking for something to do in Greater Morristown this weekend?

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


THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 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.

Jazz favorite Grover Kemble performs at Rockaway’s Caffe Navona, 147 Route 46, from 6 – 9 pm. See our review of his recent Troubadour gig.

The Morristown & Township Library hosts a 7 pm virtual book club discussion, featuring  Chronicle of a Death Foretold, by Gabriel García Márquez. Email here for the Zoom link. Please include your full name and town of residence.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker, in previews, at 8 pm. Tickets: $39-$69. Runs through Oct. 9, 2022. At Drew University, 36 Madison Ave., 973-408-5600.


FRIDAY, SEPT. 23:

Greenwood Gardens and Lyrica Chamber Music co-present the Latin GRAMMY-winning
Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet, from 5:30 pm to 8 pm, at Greenwood Gardens in Short Hills. Tickets: $30-$35. At 274 Old Short Hills Road, 973-309-1668.

Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet

At 7:30 pm, the Folk Project’s Troubadour series presents John Forster with Ken Galipeau at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship. Admission: $10; children 12 and under, free. Livestream: $4.99. Proof of vaccination required; masks again required; limited capacity. At 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township.

John Forster

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker, in previews, at 8 pm. See Thursday entry for more.


SATURDAY, SEPT. 24:

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 Junior League of Morristown presents The Green Queen: Drag Brunch & Trivia, a fundraiser, from 10:30 am to 1 pm, at the Homestead Bar & Kitchen in Morristown. Ticket information is here.  Purchasers are entitled to trivia, breakfast buffet, green beer, and mimosas. There also will be a raffle.

The Ukrainian American Cultural Center of NJ presents its 13th annual Festival, from 11 am to 7 pm, rain or shine. Ukrainian foods, and stage shows at 12:45 pm and 3:00. At 60 North Jefferson Road, Whippany. Free shuttle bus from nearby parking lots. For more information, call 908 759-1771. The festival is dedicated to the courage and strength of the Ukrainian people.

The Morris County Tourism Bureau hosts a pair of Morristown walking tours: The Seeing Eye Guide Dogs in Morristown at 11 am, and Bones and Stones at 11:30 am. Tickets: $25; 973 631-5151.

Seeing Eye Dogs

Daniel Colalillo performs Pandemic Piano Preludes at 7 pm at the First Baptist Church in Morristown. Tickets: $20, includes parking at the Dalton garage. The program will include premieres and also works by Bach, Debussy, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff. At 51 Washington St.

Daniel Colalillo

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker at 2 pm (previews) and 7:30 pm (opening night). See Thursday entry for more.

Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center presents Sinatra: A Man & His Music Starring Michael Martocci at 8 pm. Tickets: $39-$79. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.


SUNDAY, SEPT. 25:

The Morristown Farmers Market is back for its 32nd season, every Sunday through Nov. 20, 2022, from 8:30 am to 1 pm, behind the Post Office in Morristown Parking Authority Lot 10 at Spring and Morris Streets. Presented by the Morristown Partnership.

The Morristown United Methodist Church’s EarthAware/GreenFaith ministry hosts an individual divestment workshop led by Michael Richardson of Rivers and Mountains GreenFaith Circle, from 11:30 am-1 pm. Free. Learn how to move your finances away from fossil fuels. Light lunch will be served. At 50 S. Park Place, Fellowship Hall.

 

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker at 2 pm and 7:30 pm . See Thursday entry for more.

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