Weekend: Music, Art, History & More
We have this weekend covered.
If you're in the mood for music, if you've got a hankering for history or if you sure can shop, there's a lot going on this weekend.
There's family fun, concerts and shows decidedly aimed at the adults, and plenty of chances to help the local community. Read on:
Where/When: From 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Madison Public Library.
Why Go: Because you can bring a favorite poem with you, create a design and cut it on a printing block.
Spanish Language Storytime
Where/When: From 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Madison Public Library.
Why Go: Because simple stories, songs and finger plays for kids ages 6 and up will be the focus of the program.
The Mothers’ Club
Where/When: From 10:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday at Postpartum Place in Chatham.
Why Go: Mothers and their babies can come to this fun, social time and receive expert advice in a safe and supportive environment.
'Free To Be You and Me' Musical
When/Where: At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Bishop Janes United Methodist Church in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: To hear local youth talent perform a light-hearted musical with a good, solid message. The lively '70s tunes will have the whole family smiling.
Pricing: $12 for adults. $10 for students and seniors.
'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
When/Where: At 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Bernards Township Pleasant Valley Park in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: To discover the difficulties and magic of love in Shakespeare's most beloved comedy performed under the stars.
Early American Silversmiths Exhibition
Where/When: From 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown.
Why Go: Because the exhibit focuses on the three centers of American silver-making in the 18th century—featuring Boston, New York and Philadelphia silversmiths and exploring the master/apprentice relationships.
Price: Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for seniors and students; and free for those 12 and under.
Downtown Concert Series
Where/When: At 6 p.m. Friday at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts in Madison.
Why Go: Because you can bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a free family-friendly outdoor music concert on the lawn of the Museum.
Historic House Museum at Fosterfields
Where/When: On Friday at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township.
Why Go: Because you can tour The Willows, a Gothic Revival-style house museum at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township that was originally built in 1854 for a grandson of Paul Revere.
Price: $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for children 6 to 14, $2 for children 2 to 3.
Where/When: From 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Friday at the Madison Public Library.
Why Go: Because kids can have fun on Friday moving, playing and singing around a giant rainbow colored parachute.
Summer Drawing Studio
Where/When: From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Morristown.
Why Go: It’s an open drawing opportunity that includes models, still-lifes, architecture, abstract and more.
Morris Plains Farmers Market
Where/When: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at The Merchant Block of Morris Plains.
Why Go: You can pick up some homemade mozzarella and ravioli, freshly baked bread and some of New Jersey's best cheesecakes.
Pricing: Bring your wallet.
Morristown in Three Centuries
Where/When: From 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Morris County Visitors Center in Morristown.
Why Go: Because this historic walking tour covers nearly a mile within Morristown’s historic district covering more than 300 years of Morristown history.
The Fuzzy Lemons Play the Bickford
Where/When: At 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Bickford Theatre in Morris Township.
Why Go: Because you get a chance to listen to some great music and all proceeds will benefit educational programs at Historic Speedwell.
Chatham Borough Farmers Market
Where/When: From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Railroad Plaza and Fairmont Avenue in Chatham.
Why Go: To get some of the best Jersey Fresh produce, Jersey Shore seafood, pasture-raised meat, poultry and eggs, honey, baked goods, fresh mozzarella, specialty prepared foods of all kinds, and more. The market will also have cooking demonstrations.
Pricing: Bring your wallet.
Know Your Numbers: Healthy Lifestyle Challenge
Where/When: From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Chatham New Jersey Transit Station.
Why Go: Because it’s a great way to start keeping track of what you eat and the amount of physical activity you participate in each week.
'Girl's Night Out at the Mall'
When/Where: From 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at the Bridgewater Commons in Bridgewater.
Why Go: Because it an evening of makeovers, manicures, discount shopping and more, all benefiting Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity. Now, that's a good reason to go shopping.
Pricing: $5 donation.
Adriane Post and Friends Play Macculloch Hall
Where/When: At 4 p.m. on Sunday at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown.
Why Go: Because Adriane Post, the great-granddaughter of Dorothea Miller Post, who lived at Macculloch Hall, will perform.
Price: Adults $6; Senior & Students $5; Members and children under 12 are free.