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Greater Morristown weekend preview: Get your Irish up

Published on: 03/16/2023


Last weekend was the big parade in Morristown. But St. Patrick’s Day actually kicks off this weekend, and Greater Morristown can help you keep the celebration going with Irish Dance at MPAC, and an Irish concert in Madison.

Plus: A world renowned organist is visiting. You can get yer YaYas out in Morris Township, where the Sound of Music is in the air.  And the Morehouse College Glee Club will help you ease your way back into the work week.

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


Morristown’s St. Peter’s Episcopal Church hosts tango lessons in the Parish House, 7 pm for beginners, 8 pm intermediate class. At 70 Maple Ave.

Looking for some friendly competition? The Morristown & Township Library hosts a Chess Club, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Bring your chess board and time clock. All skill levels welcome. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

The Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown presents a free 7 pm Zoom talk, A Taste of History at Home: Carraway Seed Cake. Cynthia Winslow, curator of education, will prepare a 19th- century recipe in a modern kitchen. The recipe will be emailed to participants prior to the program. Register here for the online session.

The Morristown & Township Library features Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez at its 7 pm Virtual Evening Book Club. Email here, with “Virtual Evening Book Club” in the subject line, for the Zoom access code.

Dublin Irish Dance presents Wings at 7:30 pm at the Mayo Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $29-$59. At 100 South St., Morristown, 973-539-8008.


Organist Daniel Roth of Saint-Sulpice in Paris will perform at 7:30 pm on the 1930 Skinner organ at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown. Concert tickets: $20. At 121 South St.

At 7:30 pm, the Folk Project’s Troubadour series presents the No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow –hatched by Carolann Solebello of Red Molly fame, Karyn Oliver, and The YaYas– at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship. Admission: $10; children 12 and under, free. Livestream: $4.99. At 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township.


Volunteers are needed to help clean a Morristown stretch of the Whippany River, from 8:30 am to noon. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided. Meet in the parking lot of the Bethel A.M.E. Church at 59 Spring St. Now in its 13th year, the annual cleanup is a project of the church and the Whippany River Watershed Association.

Volunteers prowl for debris in Whippany River during cleanup in Morristown. Photo by Scott Schlosser

The Morristown & Township Library hosts Indoor Qigong at 9:30 am. Free. No experience or registration required. Upstairs in the F.M. Kirby Gallery, at One Miller Road, Morristown.

Morristown’s Macculloch Hall Historical Museum presents At Your Own Pace: A Sensory-Friendly Tour, for families and care partners of neurodiverse children and teens, from 9:30 am to 11:30 pm. Free to members and with museum admission, no appointment needed. Experience the historic house with plenty to touch and time for questions, and explore the new garden sensory pathway through sight, sound, touch, and smell. At 45 Macculloch Ave.

Need to clean out your closet?  Girl Scouts Troop 96616 will be collecting clothes in all conditions–new, used, ripped or stained!–from 10 am to 2 pm at Morristown’s Thomas Jefferson School. Yes, socks and underwear are fair game, too. (Clean them first.) Textiles in good shape will be donated to those in need; the rest will be recycled for insulation. The school is at 101 James St. Email questions here. 

Celebrate the St. Patrick’s holiday with an Irish concert by harpist Merynda Adams, soprano Sara McCabe and recorder player Mariam Bora, at 7 pm in Madison’s Grace Episcopal Church. Freewill offerings will benefit America’s Grow A Row.  The church is at 4 Madison Ave.

Villa Walsh Academy in Morris Township presents The Sound of Music at 7 pm. Tickets: $12. Encore performance Sunday at 3 pm. At 455 Western Ave., 973-538-3680.


Grow It Green Morristown’s Winter Market is back for its 10th season, from 9:30 to 1 pm each Sunday through April at the Convent Train Station in Morris Township. (Closed on Easter.)

The Mayo Performing Arts Center hosts New Jersey Symphony Stars, in a 3 pm program including works by Rossini, Kubian and Bottesini. Tickets: $25-$92. At 100 South St., Morristown, 973-539-8008.

Villa Walsh Academy in Morris Township presents The Sound of Music at 3 pm. See Saturday entry for details.


The Morehouse College Glee Club will sing at 7 pm at the Morristown United Methodist Church. Tickets: $10-$40. The church is at 50 S. Park Place. Read more here.

Author : Kevin Coughlin

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