Editor’s note: We make every effort to be sure the event information is listed properly. Please use the contact information to verify dates, times and places. Updated February 2013.

JANUARY

Opening Reception at the Atrium Gallery

The first of four large seasonal exhibits per year. The exhibits are free and open to the public Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Arts Council of the Morris Area
Morris County Administration and Records Building
10 Court Street
Morristown
973-285-5115
www.morrisarts.org

Maple Sugaring Demonstrations

All ages will learn how to identify and tap maple trees, collect sap and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator, and then taste the different syrups. The cost is $3 per person.

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center
Chatham Township
973-635-6629
www.morrisparks.net

FEBRUARY

Matilda’s Tea Party: Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Learn whether Matilda Frelinghuysen took tea when she lived at Whippany Farm, now the Arboretum; what is a high tea and what spices warm up a cold February table? Learn to pour, fold fancy napkins, enjoy delicious tea sandwiches and treats, and make party favors to use at your own tea parties at home. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Morris Township
973-326-7601
www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/frelarbmain.asp
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Maple Sugaring Festival

All ages will learn how to identify and tap maple trees, collect sap and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator, and then taste the different syrups. The cost is $3 per person. Held annual in either February or March.

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center
Chatham
973-635-6629
www.morrisparks.net

Winter’s Day on the Farm

Enjoy a tractor-pulled wagon ride. Weather permitting, watch ice as it’s harvested on the pond. Assist with maple tapping, saw wood, crack corn, collect eggs and churn butter. Watch wood-stove cooking demonstrations in the Farmhouse and The Willows kitchens.

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
Morris Township
973-326-7645
www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/ffmain.asp

Black Maria Film and Video Festival

Come and view the short films and videos selected from more than 700 entries to this year’s festival. The festival is named after the world’s first motion picture studio, the Black Maria, built by Thomas Edison in 1893.

Madison Public Library
Madison
201-200-2043
www.blackmariafilmfestival.org

A Taste of Morristown

Morristown Rotary Club, in partnership with the best food and drink establishments in Morristown and surrounding communities, presents “A Taste of Morristown.” The rotary’s largest fundraiser is an opportunity to sample delicious food and beverages while benefitting the community and its international humanitarian service projects.

973-631-7985
www.tasteofmorristown.org
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MARCH

Art Around the Park

Celebrate the visual arts in downtown galleries and at alternative art venues around the Morristown Green. Presented by the Arts Council of the Morris Area, the Simon Gallery and the Hyatt Morristown, “Art Around the Park” exposes visitors to the works of established and emerging artists.

www.simongallery.com | www.morrisarts.org

Exhibit at the Gallery at 14 Maple

The gallery is dedicated to showcasing the work of New Jersey artists and features prominent guest curators and two juried, themed exhibits per year and open to the public Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and by appointment.

14 Maple Ave.
Third floor
Morristown
973-285-5115
www.morrisarts.org

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Experience the largest family-oriented St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New Jersey and celebrate the contributions of the Irish to America.
The parade starts at noon near the corner of South and James streets in Morristown, then proceeds up South Street, around the Morristown Green and Ends at Atno Avenue.

www.paradeday.com

Madison Easter Fun Fest

Children and their parents collect stuffed Easter eggs at participating downtown businesses that display balloons on their doors. Visit with the Easter Bunny and enter to win special prizes.

For more information, contact Madison Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karen Meyer by email or by calling 973-377-7830.

www.madisonchamber.org
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Pearl and Julius Young Rising Stars Competition

A competition for young instrumentalists ages 16-22.

Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey
Madison/Morristown
973-366-8922
www.baroqueorchestra.org

Opening Reception at the Atrium Gallery

The second of four large seasonal exhibits per year. The exhibits are free and open to the public Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Arts Council of the Morris Area
Morris County Administration and Records Building
10 Court Street
Morristown
973 285-5115
www.morrisarts.org

Baroque Orchestra Family Concert

Plan to attend this wonderful and exciting free family concert. The event is suitable for music lovers of all ages and an extraordinary opportunity for children to touch and explore orchestral instruments.

At Grace Church inMadison
Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey
Madison/Morristown
973-366-8922
www.baroqueorchestra.org

Great Conversations

The Arts Council of the Morris Area’s singular benefit is an unforgettable evening of fine dining and stimulating conversation with various prominent individuals who contribute to our vibrant community.

973-285-5115
www.morrisarts.org/events/great-conversations

Maple Sugaring Festival

All ages will learn how to identify and tap maple trees, collect sap and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. Then taste the different syrups. The cost is $3 per person. Held annual in either February or March.

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center
Chatham
973-635-6629
www.morrisparks.net
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African Violet Show and Sale

Frelinghuysen Arboretum
53 E. Hanover Ave.
Morristown
973-326-7601
www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/frelarbmain.asp

Community Garden

Community Gardeners from across New Jersey will gather for a day of learning about community gardens at an all-day conference that offers six different seminars. Co-sponsored by Rutgers Cooperative Extension.

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
53 E. Hanover Ave.
Morristown
973-326-7601
www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/frelarbmain.asp

APRIL

Tackle The Trail: 5K and 1-Mile Fitness/Dog Walk

Enjoy April’s weather and the beautiful views when you take part in a fitness walk, dog walk or a 5K run across soft, rolling hills over a mixture of grass, gravel and natural trail surfaces. DJ entertainment, refreshments, custom T-shirts, awards and raffle prizes.

Central Park of Morris County
Parsippany
973-326-0625
www.morrisparks.net

Taste of Madison

The annual fundraising event organized by the Madison Rotary Club Foundation, the Madison Chamber of Commerce and the Madison Downtown Development Commission features food, desserts and wine offered by the restaurants and retailers of Madison.

973-593-8496
www.madisonnjchamber.org

Green Weekend: Earth Day Celebration

The family friendly event includes animal shows, interactive displays, crafts, hikes, face painting, canoe rides, food, games and additional attractions

Doe Meadow
Lewis Morris County Park
Morris Township
973-635-6629
www.morrisparks.net

Easter Bunny Express

The Easter Bunny makes his annual visit to the Whippany Rail Museum, where he will ride with families aboard the “Easter Bunny Express.”

Whippany Railway Museum
Whippany
973-887-8177
www.whippanyrailwaymuseum.net
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Hayrides to Bunnyland

Bunnyland is a happy place on the farm in the Spring! Thumper and Friends with big orange carrots and colorful eggs of all sizes. Festive and fun to see.

Wightman’s Farms
Morristown
973-425-9819
www.wightmansfarms.com

Masterwork Chorus Concert

Experience famous musical work, interpreted as only The Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra can perform it.

Drew University
Madison
973-455-7008
www.masterwork.org

Morris Open Skating Competition

Outstanding figure skating in Morris County.

William G. Mennen Sports Arena
Morris Township
973-326-7651
www.morrisparks.net

NJ Daffodil Society Show

Come see a room full of ribbon-winning daffodils exhibited as single stems, vases of three, and various collections of different kinds.

Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Morris Township
973-326-7600
www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/frelarbmain.asp

Revolutionary War Weekend

Promises American Revolution-related special events, including period music, military re-enactments, and historic cemetery tours.

Morristown National Historical Park
Morristown
973-984-2182
www.nps.gov/morr

Celebrate the Arts

A heady and exciting celebration of the arts – an evening of tribute to the power of the arts to inspire, heal and teach presented by the Arts Council of the Morris.

The Mansion at Fairleigh Dickinson University
Morristown
973-285-5115
www.morrisarts.org

MAY

All-County Garage Sale

The Friends of Historic Speedwell present the All-County Garage Sale in Morristown. The All-County Garage Sale has been known for years as a place to find treasures and great bargains on some of the best antiques and collectibles around. Don’t miss your opportunity to uncover something unique and wonderful!

William G. Mennen Sports Arena
Morris Township
973-326-7650
www.morrisparks.net

Born to be Shorn

Watch the hand shearing of sheep. See how fleece is processed and made into garments. Try hands-on activities such as weaving and spinning.

Cooper Grist Mill
Chester Township
908-879-5463
www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/coopermillmain.asp

Opening Reception & Exhibit at the Atrium Gallery

Four large exhibits per year feature the works of the NJ/NY metropolitan area, as well as national artists. Nearly 1,000 works by more than 200 artists were on exhibit in 2011 – featuring works by established and emerging artists, works by African-American and Latino artists, works by artists with disabilities, works by artist membership groups and the annual Blackwell Street Juried Student Exhibit which not only spotlights the works by outstanding young artists but provides professional feedback and awards to encourage their talents. The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Arts Council of the Morris Area
Morris County Administration & Records Building
12 Court St.
Morristown
973-285-5115
www.morrisarts.org
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Friend’s of the Frelinghuysen Annual Plant Sale

A plant sale presented by the Friends of the Arboretum featuring plants perfect for this region.

Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Morris Township
973-326-7600
www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/frelarbmain.asp

May Family Day

Join in a lively old-fashioned celebration which honors the time when Craftsman Farms was a fully-functioning farm. Bring a blanket to picnic on the grounds and take in the beauty of Craftsman Farms. Enjoy live music and family games. A family event to celebrate spring!

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Morris Plains
973-540-0311
www.stickleymuseum.org

Shrine Circus

A fun circus with clowns, animals, juggling and more!

William G. Mennen Sports Arena
Morris Township
973-326-7650
www.morrisparks.net

Decoration Day Weekend

Learn how the war was seen on the home front.

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
Morris Township
973-326-7645
www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/ffmain.asp

Masterwork Chorus Concert

Enjoy a concert to celebrate spring!

Drew University
Madison
973-455-7008
www.masterwork.org

Celebrate the Arts The Mansion at Fairleigh Dickinson University

A heady and exciting celebration of the arts – an evening of tribute to the power of the arts to inspire, heal and teach.

Arts Council of the Morris Area
Morristown
973-285-5115
www.morrisarts.org

JUNE

Art Around the Park

Join the Arts Council of the Morris Area, the Simon Gallery and the Hyatt Morristown and experience the work of established and emerging artists. Art Around the Park features contemporary exhibitions at downtown galleries and alternative art venues located in proximity to Morristown’s historic Green.

Morristown
www.simongallery.org  |  www.morrisarts.org

Civil War Weekend

The 2nd New Jersey Brigade will re-enact the trials and tribulations of camp life during the war between the states.

Historic Speedwell
Morristown
973-326-7600
www.morrisparks.net

People Power

Watch demonstrations of tools powered by hands and feet, and try some tools, yourself! See displays of a foot-powered scroll saw, one- and two-man saws, stone jack, treadle sewing machines, and hand drills.

Cooper Gristmill
Chester Township
908-875-5463
www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/coopermillmain.asp

Father’s Day Excursion Ride

Take your dad on a ride on the rail road! An excursion ride is offered on Father’s Day each year.

Whippany Railway Museum
Whippany
973-887-8177
www.whippanyrailwaymuseum.net
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Giralda Lawn Concert

Vibrant colors, wonderful sights, spectacular sounds, and enthusiastic enjoyment with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in concert on the beautiful lawns of Giralda Farms Corporate Park presented by the Arts Council.

Giralda Farms
Arts Council of the Morris Area
Madison
973-285-5115
www.morrisarts.org

Great Swamp Bonsai Society Show

A show highlighting the Japanese art of growing miniature trees in pots.

Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Morris Township
973-326-7600
www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/frelarbmain.asp

Frantic Fun Run 5K

Race through history on a cross-country style trail, blazing through the heart of Fosterfields Living Historical Farm. This 5K event is open to all skill levels.

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
Morris Township
973-326-7645
www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/ffmain.asp

Masterwork Chorus Summer Sings

Come sing with other music lovers! Wednesday evenings in June and July.

NJ Youth Symphony
Chatham
973-455-7008
www,asterwork.org

Victorian Day

Explore the social trends, leisure activities, and fashions of the Victorian period.

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
Morris Township
973-326-7645
www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/ffmain.asp

JULY

Hurrah for Independence Day!

Celebrate our nation’s birthday with a horse-drawn wagon ride, old-time games, and hand-cranked ice cream!

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
Morris Township
973-326-7645
www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/ffmain.asp

Craigmeur’s Family Fun Day at the Fair

Morris County’s recreation complex is open to the general public and offers food, rides, and games.

Craigmeur Recreation Complex
973-326-7651
www.morrisparks.net

Family Fun Day and Ice Cream Social

A celebration of summer for the whole family.

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
Madison
973-377-2982
www.metc.org

Masterwork Chorus Summer Sings

Come sing with other music lovers! Wednesday evenings in June and July.

NJ Youth Symphony
Chatham
973-455-7008
www.masterwork.org

Military Timeline Living History

View the changes in the military eras which include the French and Indian War and the Civil War, as well as the activities that happened outside of the battlefield.

Cooper Gristmill
Chester
908-879-5463
www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/coopermillmain.asp

Morris County 4-H Fair

The fair showcases the creativity and talent of Morris County youth and reward these young people for their achievements.

Chubb Park
Chester
973-285-8301
www.nj4h.rutgers.edu/fairs

Old Fashioned Fun Day

Enjoy a day of family fun at Acorn Hall. Special kids tours of Acorn Hall, games on the lawn, Victorian dress up, tea and cookies, and a take-home craft.

Acorn Hall
Morristown
973-267-3465
www.acornhall.org

Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence

July 4. Cheer along with rangers and re-enactors as they denounce tyranny and praise liberty.

Morristown National Historical Park
Morristown
973-984-2182
www.nps.gov/morr

Summer Camp for a Day

Offers a variety of activities for children to do during the month. Registration is required.

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
Madison
973-377-2982
www.metc.org

Historical Walking Tours

A series of walking tours showcasing the many historical aspects of Morris County. Saturdays in July and August.

Morris County Tourism Bureau
Morristown
973-631-5151
www.morristourism.org

Twin Brooks Kennel Club Dog Show

More than 1,000 dogs will be in attendance

William G. Mennen Sports Arena
Morris Township
973-326-7651
www.morrisparks.net
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AUGUST

Opening Reception at the Gallery at 14 Maple

Featuring prominent guest curators, the gallery presents two juried, themed exhibits per year.

Gallery at 14 Maple
14 Maple Ave.
3rd floor
Morristown
973-285-5115
www.morrisarts.org

Fairy Day

Help us welcome the garden fairies by building a wee little home from natural materials and place in a special spot in the garden. A perfect family activity.

Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Morris Township
973-326-7600
www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/frelarbmain.asp

Industrial Metal Crafts Day

See demonstrations from a tinsmith, a blacksmith, tin piercers and a metal jewelry artisan. Find out how these skills were important to Colonial-era people.

Cooper Gristmill
Chester
908-879-5463
www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/coopermillmain.asp

National Night Out

Learn about crime and drug prevention with free food, ice skating, giveaways and more.

William G. Mennen Sports Arena
Morris Township
973-326-7651
www.morrisparks.net

Summer Music Festival

A week-long celebration of orchestra concerts, opera, theater and poetry.

Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey
Madison/Morristown
973-366-8922
www.baroqueorchestra.org

Historical Walking Tours

A series of walking tours showcasing the many historical facets of Morris County. Saturdays in July and August.

Morris County Tourism Bureau
Morristown
973-631-5151
www.morristourism.org
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SEPTEMBER

Art Around the Park

Join the Arts Council of the Morris Area, the Simon Gallery and the Hyatt Morristown and experience the work of established and emerging artists at “Art Around the Park,” Morristown’s quarterly celebration of the visual arts. Art Around the Park features contemporary exhibitions at downtown galleries and alternative art venues located in proximity to Morristown’s historic Green.

Morristown
www.simongallery.org  | www.morrisarts.org

Olde Suckasunny Day

The township’s annual old-fashioned street fair features crafts, vendors, food and drink, exhibits, children’s games, a used book sale, live entertainment, presentations and demonstrations, and displays by non-profit groups from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Main Street, from Hillside Avenue to Hunter Street
Succasunna

Fungus Fest

Everything you every wanted to know and more about mushrooms, from identifying, growing, and cooking.

Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Morris Township
973-326-7600
www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/frelarbmain.asp

Fashion Show – Wedding of the Century

“Married in white, you chose right”… Did all brides marry in white? Step back in time to Wedding of the Century. Enjoy 100 years of historic wedding fashions and enjoy a tour of the Historic Vail House exhibiting wedding customs of the 19th Century. Learn how weddings evolved throughout the Victorian period to the familiar customs we enjoy today.

Historic Speedwell
Morristown
973-285-6534
www.morrisparks.net

Opening Reception & Exhibit at the Atrium Gallery

Four large exhibits per year feature the works of the NJ/NY metropolitan area, as well as national artists. Nearly 1,000 works by more than 200 artists were one exhibit in 2011 – featuring works by established and emerging artists, works by African-American and Latino artists, works by artists with disabilities, works by artist membership groups and the annual Blackwell Street Juried Student Exhibit which not only spotlights the works by outstanding young artists, but also provides professional feedback and awards to encourage their talents. The Gallery is free and open to the public Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Arts Council of the Morris Area
Morris County Administration and Records Building
10 Court Street
Morristown
973 285-5115
www.morrisarts.org
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Candle Making Workshop

See how 1860s beeswax candles were hand-dipped over an open campfire, and make your own candles. Registration required.

Cooper Gristmill
Chester
908-879-5463
www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/coopermillmain.asp

Gran Fondo NJ

Weekend of cycling and community events. Benefits Seeing Eye, Grow it Green and Homeless Solutions.

www.granfondonj.com

Fall Harvest Family Day

This traditional farm and harvest celebration features hayrides, pumpkin painting, and more.

The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Morris Plains
973-540-0311
www.stickleymuseum.org

Grandparents Day Excursion Ride

Take your grandparent on a ride on the rail road! An excursion ride is offered each year to celebrate these special people in your life!

Whippany Railway Museum
Whippany
973-887-8177
www.whippanyrailwaymuseum.net

Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch

A fun day for the whole family!

Wightman’s Farms
Morristown
973-425-9819
www.wightmansfarms.com

Meet a Monarch Festival

Learn all about these fabulous butterflies and the miraculous journey they make.

Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area
Boonton
973-334-3130
www.morrisparks.net

Mount Tabor House Tour

A showcase of over 15 Victorian cottages and historic buildings on a self-guided walking tour.

Mount Tabor
973-586-1564
www.mounttabornj.org/HouseTour.htm

1920s Country Fair & Harvest Festival

Join in the festivities as a local 1920s country fair is recreated. Enjoy live music, exhibits, demonstrations, wood stove cooking, period games, food concessions, and hands-on activities.

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
Morris Township
973-326-7645
www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/ffmain.asp

Schooley’s Mountain Dog Show

More than 100 animals will be in attendance.

William G. Mennen Sports Arena
Morris Township
973-326-7651
www.orrisparks.net
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Sussex Hills Kennel Club Dog Show

Dogs, dogs and more dogs!

William G. Mennen Sports Arena
Morris Township
973-326-7651
www.morrisparks.net

OCTOBER

Historic Halloween Happenings

Go back in time to learn how Halloween was once celebrated in the 20th century. Cookie decorating, games, and a scavenger hunt around the farm!

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
Morris Township
973-326-7645
www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/ffmain.asp

Trails Tales

Celebrate Halloween in a unique way! Enjoy a memorable night of slightly spooky, silly and Native American stories, designed to engage all ages. Walking along the dark, wooded trails, you’ll never know who may be lurking around the next bend in the path, waiting to tell their story. It could be a pirate or a giant luna moth!

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center
Chatham Township
973-635-6629
www.orrisparks.net

Bottle Hill Day/Custom Car Show

A wonderful event where the community comes together for entertainment and family fun. Held every year on the 1st Saturday in October. The show enjoys a first-class reputation and brings hundreds of people to downtown. The show is sponsored by The Madison Chamber of Commerce and Madison P.B.A. #92.

Downtown Development Corporation
Madison
973-593-8496
www.rosenet.org/gov/ddc

Chrysanthemum Show

Fall’s favorite flower on view for all to admire!

Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Morris Township
973-326-7600
www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/frelarbmain.asp

Death and Mourning

The Vail Home becomes the setting for a traditional 19th century funeral.

Historic Speedwell
Morristown
973-285-6550
www.morrisparks.net

Speedwell Punk! Steam Punk World’s Fair

Bring your family for an all-ages Steampunk event at the birthplace of the telegraph! Musicians, artists, games, entertainers, and enjoyment for everyone.

Historic Speedwell
Morristown
973-285-6550
ww.morrisparks.net

Morristown Festival on the Green

A celebration of Morristown and the community! Food, entertainment and more.

Morristown Partnership
Morristown
973-455-1133
www.morristown-nj.org

Historical Walking Tours

The series includes a Historic Hike and a tour entitled Remains to be Seen that reveals Morristown’s 300 years of death and dying by lantern light.

Morris County Tourism Bureau
Morristown
973-631-5151
www.morristourism.org

A Miller’s Halloween

Come and celebrate the holiday at the grist mill.

Cooper Gristmill
Chester
908-879-5463
www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/coopermillmain.asp
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Morristown Craftmarket

One of the nation’s longest running and most successful craft shows.

National Guard Armory
Morristown
973-442-2840
www.morristowncraftmarket.org

Pumpkin Festival

Come and ride the train in celebration of fall!

Whippany Railway Museum
Whippany
973-887-8177
www.whippanyrailwaymuseum.org

Apple Cidering Demonstrations

See how it was made in the 1800s, as well as a cider-pressing demonstration on certain Saturdays in the fall. At the Cooper Gristmill, children can turn a hand-cranked apple-peeler see a display of apple-head dolls and even decorate their own apple. This is a free event, but donations are appreciated. At The Great Swamp, learn about an apple’s place in history, help prepare the apples, turn the crank and collect the cider. It is fun for all ages. Available October and November.

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, Chatham | Cooper Gristmill, Chester
973-635-6629                                                                               973-326-7600
www.morrisparks.net

Lenape Day

Come and find out what life was like for the Indians that called this area home.

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center
Chatham
973-635-6629
www.morrisparks.net

NOVEMBER

Christmas Walk/MACA Arts Festival

Enjoy free musical performances in and around the business district from noon to 8 p.m. Enjoy cider, cookies and old-fashioned hospitality compliments of the merchants in town. The parade starts at 5:30 p.m.

Downtown Development Corporation
Madison
973-593-8496
www.rosenet.org/gov/ddc

Apple Cidering Demonstrations

See how it was made in the 1800s, as well as a cider-pressing demonstration on certain Saturdays in the fall. At the Cooper Gristmill, children can turn a hand-cranked apple-peeler see a display of apple-head dolls and even decorate their own apple. This is a free event, but donations are appreciated. At The Great Swamp, learn about an apple’s place in history, help prepare the apples, turn the crank and collect the cider. It is fun for all ages. Available October and November.

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, Chatham | Cooper Gristmill, Chester
973-635-6629                                                                               973-326-7600
www.morrisparks.net

Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green

Enjoy the Morristown Green all dressed up for the holidays. Presented by the Morristown Partnership.

Morristown
973-455-1133
www.morristown-nj.org

Thanksgiving Harvest Home & Armistice Observance

Discover 1920s Thanksgiving preparations, hands-on farm chores, make corn husk dolls, and take a horse-drawn wagon ride. Commemorate Armistice Day (Veterans Day) at a special observance ceremony.

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
Morris Township
973-326-7645
www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/ffmain.asp

Tri-State African Violet Society Show

Enjoy this favorite diminutive flower on display.

Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Morris Township
973-326-7600
www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/frelarbmain.asp

Madison Small Business Saturday

Love Madison, Shop Madison!

Downtown Development Corporation
Madison
973-593-8496
www.rosenet.org/gov/ddc
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DECEMBER

Art Around the Park

Join the Arts Council of the Morris Area, the Simon Gallery and the Hyatt Morristown and experience the work of established and emerging artists at “Art Around the Park,” Morristown’s quarterly celebration of the visual arts. Art Around the Park features contemporary exhibitions at downtown galleries and alternative art venues in proximity to Morristown’s historic Green.

Morristown
www.simongallery.org | www.morrisarts.org

Messiah Sing

Celebrate the season and sing Handel’s Messiah with members of The Masterwork Chorus, conducted by Masterwork’s music director. Patterned after Masterwork’s popular Summer Sing program, the sing-through of Messiah’s choruses will be accompanied by a professional pianist and conducted by one of Masterwork’s own acclaimed conductors.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Mountain Lakes
973-455-7008
www.masterwork.org

Handel’s Messiah

The traditional holiday performance that will highlight our 250th performance of this magnificent work.

973-455-7008
www.masterwork.org

A Historic Christmas

Come learn how the Fosters came to celebrated Christmas in the early 20th century.

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
Morristown
973-326-7645
www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/ffmain.asp

Christmas at Craftsman Farms

Enjoy the season as the Stickley family did.

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Morris Plains
973-540-0311
www.stickleymuseum.org

Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green

Celebrate the holidays at the Green. Bring the whole family to see Santa, watch an ice-carving demonstration or participate in a number of other family activities. Presented by the Morristown Partnership.

Morristown
973-455-1133
www.morristown-nj.org

Winter on the Home Front: A Civil War Christmas

Experience life during the Civil War both on the home front and at a soldier’s winter encampment. The 2nd NJ Brigade prepares camp for the holiday season, including food preps in authentically reproduced huts. Enjoy the Civil War Officer’s Ball with period music, dance, military uniforms and ladies in beautiful gowns. On the home front, at the historic Vail house listen to the family read actual letters from Union troops written to their loved ones. Experience the family’s reaction to their loved ones away from home through diaries and letters. The home will be decorated, and the table will be set for dinner. Make a holiday craft to take home.

Historic Speedwell
Morristown
973-285-6550
www.morrisparks.net

First Night Morris

Morristown celebrates the evening with entertainment throughout the town. First Night® is a nonalcoholic celebration of the arts and culture that attracts families, seniors, singles and anyone who is looking for an inexpensive, fun way to ring in the New Year. First Night® Morris County typically features more than 400 artists in more than 80 performances, ranging from dance and comedy to music and children’s performers. First Night® performances take place in venues within walking distance of the Morristown Green, including The Community Theatre, Morristown High School, county administration buildings and numerous places of worship in the immediate area. The event takes place rain, snow or shine, and free parking and shuttle transportation are available. First Night® Morris County also features two fireworks celebrations to welcome the New Year. Dec. 31.

Morristown
973-455-0708
www.firstnightmorris.com

Gingerbread Wonderland

View the artistry of the gingerbread houses created by groups and individuals.

Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Morris Township
973-326-7600
http://www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/frelarbmain.asp

Holiday Open House

See the Log House festooned for the holidays in period style, with a focus on the home’s forest palette and bringing nature indoors. This event also provides a peek into Christmas preparations typical for a family like the Stickleys, including the blending of Victorian traditions with more modern trends.

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Morris Plains
973-540-0311
www.stickleymuseum.org

Holiday Tree Festival

View a variety of holiday trees decorated for the season.

Morris Museum
Morris Township
973-971-3733
www.morrismuseum.org

Santa Claus Special

The 10-mile, 45-minute round-trip excursion from Whippany to Roseland and return allows passengers to enjoy the festivities of the season and the merriment on the train. During each excursion, Santa makes his way through the train and visits with the children on board. Santa’s helpers follow along, giving the kids a special gift from Santa. Be sure to bring your camera and take pictures of the kids with Santa.

Whippany Railway Museum
Whippany
973-887-8177
www.whippanyrailwaymuseum.net

Winter Skating Festival

Enjoy a day on the indoor ice rink.

William G. Mennen Sports Arena
Morris Township
973-326-7651
www.morrisparks.net

Winter Solstice Celebration

Take a hike in the brisk air of winter and celebrate the Solstice.

Lewis Morris Park
Morris Township
973-635-6629
www.morrisparks.net

Holiday Shopping Days

Enjoy extended holidays hours, special incentives from stores, strolling carolers, visits from Santa and the Morris County Park Police Mounted Unit.

Downtown Development Corporation
Madison
973-593-8496
www.rosenet.org/gov/ddc
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