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Plenty to Do in Montville and Morris County This Summer

An Outdoor Concert at the Montville Township Amphitheater Credits: Courtney Sonn

MONTVILLE, NJ - For those residents sticking around Montville Township this summer, there’s plenty to do in and around the township.

Montville Recreation is offering Tuesday night concerts at the amphitheater beyond the Montville Township Public Library. “Midnight Blue” will be featured on July 26, with rock, blues-rock and classics; and “Degrees Below Zero” will perform on Aug. 2, which is a Chicago-style eight-piece blues band with three horns. Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m., and rain venues and dates vary, so please consult Montville Concerts for more information.

Recreation offers plenty to do during the day, too, for both adults and kids. There are camps teaching golf, football and basketball; kids can learn how to argue and debate at the forensics camp; and juniors can prepare for testing at SAT classes. There’s yoga classes, zumba, t-ball, and “tiny tunes.” See Recreation.

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Pyramid Mountain National Historic Area will be holding a stargazing evening on July 29. Participants can learn about the night sky, build a star chart, and identify constellations. If snakes are more your style, an easy hike along the Acorn Trail on July 24 will feature a fun interactive crash course on the snakes that live in New Jersey – snake school! Throughout the summer, Pyramid Mountain holds “Baby and Me” hikes, animal artist classes, and a butterfly search on Aug. 6. The events have small fees and require preregistration at 973-334-3130 or Morris Parks.

The Montville Township Public Library is a welcome respite from hot summer days. The library offers crafts, classes, movies, games and concerts. On July 23 kids can go to” Robot Camp.” On July 26 the library will hold its Catapult Olympics and on July 27, “Montville U” will feature a lecture about the Ancient Olympics, just in time for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.  Visit Montville Township Public Library for more details.

How about an outdoor movie? The Good Dinosaur will be showing on July 27 on Ginty Field in Morris Township, and Zootopia will be showing Aug. 20 at 8:45 p.m. There will be a DJ for an hour before the movie as part of the township’s “big screen outdoor movie nights.” For more information, see Outdoor Movies.

If a concert in a lovely garden is more to your liking, the Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum are sponsoring the Cottage Garden Concert Series. July 22 will feature eclectic pop with Dani Zanoni, while the Aubrey Anne Trio will play Brazilian Jazz on July 29. Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. and cost $15. Visit or call 973-326-7601.

Gardeners will love touring local community gardens, and learning from Rutgers Master Gardeners at the arboretum’s Open Gates weekend July 30 and 31. There will be vegetable tastings, advice on growing your own food, and light refreshments. Click Open Gates Weekend for more information.

How does free food, free entertainment, free ice skating, and giveaways interest you? Join the Morris County Park Police, and over 40 law enforcement and community agencies for an evening of awareness and fun at the National Night Out on Aug 2 at 5:00 p.m. The kids can explore fire trucks, police motorcycles, ambulances, military vehicles, and inside Mennen Arena, ice skating is free. For more information call 973-326-7654.

If you’re itching to visit some of the many baseball games, amusement parks, zoos and aquariums for a fun day trip, Montville Recreation can set you up with discounted tickets. Click Recreation.

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