Grand Morristown weekend preview: openings, festivals and all that jazz

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Music is making a comeback in Greater Morristown this weekend: a season opener that’s sure to dazzle at MPAC and at least three festivals, including the 10th Annual Morristown Jazz and Blues Festival.

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THURSDAY SEPT. 16, 2021:

Favorite Jazz Grover Kemble performs at Rockaway’s Cafe Navona, 147, route 46, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


FRIDAY, SEPT. 17:

Chris Martin

At 5.30 p.m. on Morristown and Morris Township Library introduces former Morristown City Councilor Chris Martin, discuss his new memories, Is that you, grandfather? To free. The book traces Martin’s journey from London, Hamburg, New York, New Jersey and the Rupununi, in search of his ancestors. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

The folk project weekly Troubadour concert series presents Jesse Rubin, with Bill Buttner at 7:30 p.m. at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship in Morris Township. Admission: $ 10 at the door, $ 10.50 online; live broadcast, $ 2.99. Proof of vaccination required for the live performance; no children under 12 (until they are eligible for vaccination). At 21, route des Hauteurs de Normandie

broadway star Linda eder do it Mayo Performing Arts Center official of the season, at 8 p.m. with Judy Garland: My and my shadow. Tickets: $ 49- $ 79. Masks, proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test required for ages 12 and over. At 100 South Street, Morristown. Call 973-539-8008. Read the preview here.

Linda eder

SATURDAY, SEPT. 18:

Morris Plains Farmers Market is back, every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm until October 9, 2021. Welcoming of eight vendors and special guests. At 771 Speedwell Avenue.

Local historian Carol barkin leads a 10:30 am walking tour of Morristown architecture for the Morris County Tourism Bureau. Tickets: $ 20. Meet in front of the Tourist Office at 6, rue Court. Call 973-631-5151 during business hours, or email here for availability.

Mass program Press release 30-8-2021 The ancient order of the Hibernians will remember nine members from New Jersey who perished on September 11, including Liam Callahan, a port authority officer, at noon in the historic St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral at 91 Washington St., Newark, NJ. Following
Mass, a short procession will walk to Kilkenny Ale House for lunch. All present at AOH
members are requested to bring their banners for the procession into the church and to the
breakfast.

Celebrate the 10th edition Morristown Jazz and Blues Festival, noon to 10 p.m. on historic Morristown Green. Free, bring sun loungers or beach blankets. The range:

Noon: Swingadelic.
2 p.m .: The Frank Vignola trio, in tribute to the late Bucky Pizzarelli.
4 p.m .: Winard Harper and Jeli Posse
6 p.m .: Louis Prima Jr. and the witnesses
8 p.m .: Juke Joint by Rob Paparozzi

Three figures at the heart of the festival’s success will be commemorated: Co-promoter Linda kiger smith and former executive director of Morristown Partnership Michel Fabrice, who both died during the summer; and great jazz guitar Bucky Pizzarelli, shot down by COVID-19 at the start of the pandemic. Pizzarelli, who was 94 when he died, has performed at almost every Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival since 2013. Read more here.

Rob Paparozzi performs at the Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival 2019. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

The fourth edition New Jersey Breast Festival will feature some of Greater Morristown’s best bands at an outdoor fundraiser for cancer screening and treatment. 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Bernie’s in the Field, Chester. Admission: $ 30 in advance, $ 40 at the door. Featuring the Bobby Syvarth Band, Soular Bone, The Thingama Jigs and Spare tire strip. At 125 Hillside Road. Read our overview. Rainy date: Sunday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Grow it green Morrisown present Alfresco on the farm, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Morristown Urban Farm. To free. Live music, food, games. At 31 Hazel St. Rain date: Sunday same time. Read more here.

Morristown Mayo Performing Arts Center presents actors Jeff Ross and Dave Attell, Shock microphones, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $ 39- $ 69. Masks, proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test required for ages 12 and over. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008.


SUNDAY, SEPT. 19:

Morristown Farmers Market is open every Sunday through November 21, 2021, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in parking lot 10J, behind the Morristown Post Office in Spring and Morris Streets. The Morristown Partnership welcomes 17 new suppliers this year. People at high risk of COVID-19, as defined by the CDC, can be admitted early, at 8 a.m.

The New Jersey Highland Coalition hosts a Self-guided tour of 120 km by car of the Highlands’ historic bridges. Meet at 10:00 am at Valley Shepherd Creamery in Long Valley for registration. Tickets: $ 25 per car, with a suggested donation of $ 10 per person. Profits support the preservation of the Highlands. Expect the ride to take four hours and end at the Four Sisters winery in Belvidere.

For original music, join The folkloric project for Joe Guzzo’s Sunday Stayaway Show 15 hours. Each week, Guzzo introduces fans to video performances from past events, performer interviews and his own take on the world of music.

At 7 p.m. the New Jersey String Quartet Plays Schubert in the parking lot of Morris Museum in Morris Township, during a postponed concert. Admission: $ 50 for a block of 8 by 8 feet, accommodating up to two clients. At 6, chemin Normandy Heights, 973-971-3706. Rain date: September 22.

The New Jersey String Quartet


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