Things to Do in Morristown

Get into the Halloween Spirit with Special Events All Month Long

Get into the spirit of Halloween on October 13 or 14 on the Hackettstown Historical Society's Lantern Tour at the community's oldest cemetery, the Presbyterian burial ground. Get the details on this kid-friendly tour on our website
 
Visit the home of New Jersey's first elected governor for a spine-tingling after-hours Candle-Lit Tour of Liberty Hall. Museum staff will share their own paranormal experiences with you before you embark on a guided, candlelit visit the museum. Perhaps you'll even come away with your own ghost stories! Space is limited and fills quickly, so make your reservation today for tours on October 13, 20 or 27!  More information.
 
They're baaaaack! The historic Cumberland County town of Greenwich once again hosts Halloween Ghost Walking Tours this October 14, 20, 21 and 27. This seasonal evening walk through one of New Jersey's best-preserved Colonial communities is bound to raise a few goosebumps along the way. More information
 
 
Discover the symbolism of 18th century gravestone art and the history of one of New Jersey's oldest burial grounds as the Snyder Academy of Elizabethtown hosts Gone But Not Forgotten: An Afternoon of Cemeteries, Stories and Symbolism on October 15. More information.
 
The site of the 1778 Hancock's Bridge Massacre welcomes you on October 20 and 21 for a rare candlelight tour. During these Ghostly Gatherings, guides will bring small groups through the Hancock House on the hour. We can't guarantee you'll see spirits, but who knows? More details
 
With so many centuries-old homes in the community, there are bound to be ghosts all over the Bordentown City Historic Ghost Walk on October 20, 21, 27, 28 and 29. Stories change every year, so don't miss out! Tickets and more information
 
Is the Van Horne House haunted? Join the Heritage Trail Association and the New Jersey Paranormal Investigators on October 22 as they reveal discoveries from two investigations at the storied home. You'll even get to join in the hunt! More information and reservations

 
Get into the Halloween spirit on October 27 with a 45-minute stroll through the "Westminster Abbey of the United States," Princeton Cemetery. Visit the final resting places for Princeton's prominent citizens, including a U.S. president and Vice President Aaron Burr. More information for this age 8 and up event. 
 
Looking for a gentler Halloween experience? Bring the little ones to the heart of the Pinelands on October 29 as Batsto Village presents Haunting the Pines for kids 12 years old and younger, accompanied by parents. Trick or treating and more! More information
 
Especially for grownups 
Hannah Caldwell was murdered at Caldwell Parsonage during the Battle of Connecticut Farms. Does her spirit remain, 237 years later? Find out on October 14 when NJ Paranormal presents findings from a recent investigation! More information on this age 16 and over event. 
 
Meet expert ghost hunters on the search for spirits at the Jacobus Vanderveer House on October 21! The staff of New Jersey Paranormal will help you use investigative tools to conduct readings inside the circa 1772 home. Participants should be 16 or older. More information
 
Don't miss out - reserve your spaces to be part of these Revolutionary Halloween events! 

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Morristown

Education of the Heart is Top Priority at the Peck School

Aristotle once said, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”

 

At The Peck School, education of the heart is a top priority and takes place every day, at every grade level, and across all disciplines. All the better when the school can align its character development efforts with compatible national movements, such as Character Day – ...

Roxbury Cops Nab Serial Con-Man After Foot Chase in Kenvil

October 16, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – A serial criminal, who convinced a 78-year-old Kenvil woman to give him more than $30,000 for roof repairs she didn’t get, was arrested last week by Roxbury police following a dramatic foot chase, police said.

The man, Sonny Stanley, 43, of Gutenberg, was charged with obstruction of the administration of law, resisting arrest and theft by deception, police ...

Former President Obama to visit Newark to campaign for Murphy

October 16, 2017

Former U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to roll into downtown Newark on Thursday to campaign for the Democratic New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy as the battle to run New Jersey heats up in the race's final weeks. 

Obama's appearance in New Jersey's largest city less than three weeks before the Nov. 7 election on behalf of Murphy is ...

41st  Annual Morristown Craft Market Set For Friday - Sunday, October 20-22 At The Morristown Armory

October 16, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ- The Morristown CraftMarket, now celebrating its 41st consecutive year as a nationally acclaimed and charitable fine art and craft show featuring 150 gifted artists from over 25 states throughout the country, will be held Friday, October 20 through Sunday, October 22 at the Morristown Armory, 430 Western Avenue, Morristown, NJ.

The show hours are:

Friday, October 20, 5pm to ...

Fourth Annual Morristown Festival of Books Announces Award-Winning Author Lineup 

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morristown Festival of Books is thrilled to announce its much-anticipated, award-winning author lineup for 2017! Keynote speaker and Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow, whose best-selling book inspired the musical hit “Hamilton,” kicks off the festival weekend on Friday, Oct. 13 with a discussion of his newest biography, “Grant.”

The all-day, free ...

Homeless Solutions will Co-Sponsor Public Policy Forum with U.S. Senator Cory Booker and Matthew Desmond

MADISON, NJ - On Thursday, October 12, 2017, a Public Policy Forum addressing the eviction crisis. The conversation with Matt Desmond the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Evicted, and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (NJ-D) will take place at Drew University from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. at The Concert Hall on Drew’s campus.

The conversation will be moderated by leading ...

Local Non-Profit Presents Walk-Around Culinary Experience

October 14, 2017

Morristown, NJ—The Jo-Ann Danzis Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission includes advancing cancer research, is hosting its first annual walk-around culinary and wine experience—Cork and Fork for a Cause.

The exclusive event, to be held on Wednesday, October 25 from 5:30-9:30pm at the Morris Museum. The event will feature artisan wines arranged for by David Wagner ...

Mega Millions Lottery Drawing rolls to $43 million for Friday the 13th Drawing

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Lottery executive director Carole Hedinger that the Mega Millions jackpot for Friday October 13 will roll to $43 million. There were no winners of the Mega Millions jackpot on Tuesday October 10, 15 players did match four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. 

One of those 15 players purchased a ticket with the Megaplier ...

NJ Festival Orchestra to partner with Music at St. Peter's to Kick Off Season in Morristown with ‘Serenades to Music’

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The New Jersey Festival Orchestra will debut its 35th anniversary season on Friday October 13 at St. Peter's Church in Morristown with “Serenades to Music,” a dramatic concert that combines voice, virtuoso violin and Mozart. 

The performance begins with the famous “Serenade to Music” (from The Merchant of Venice) ...

Families Invited to Participate in Rocket Launch & STEM Activities

October 13, 2017

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Young boys and their families are invited to participate in a free rocket launch and STEM activity program.  With a focus on fun, this program invites families in your community to experience the adventures that only Scouting can offer. The program leverages an activity that kids love (building and launching rockets) while showing parents that Scouting will foster their ...

East Meets West - at the Lewis Morris Dog Park in Morristown

Sochi Dogs Rescue Founder Vlada Provotorova to Reunite with Russian Dogs She Saved, Meet Their American Families

Morristown, NJ, - Sochi Dogs Rescue will host a picnic and doggie meet-up on Saturday, Oct 7 from 12:30 – 4:30 PM at the dog park in Lewis Morris Park featuring a very special visitor from Russia, its founder Vlada Provotorova.

This occasion will be the first time that ...

Lenape Day Returns to the Great Swamp; Saturday October 7

Celebrate the Lenape Culture and History with Music, Dance, and Hands-On Fun

MORRISTOWN, NJ. On Saturday, October 7 from 12 noon to 4 p.m., spend the afternoon at the Great Swamp in Chatham Township celebrating the original inhabitants of New Jersey, the Ramapough Lenape People, at Lenape Day. Meet tribe members, enjoy a traditional drum circle, dancers in regalia, historic ...

Songs from the Heart: A Night to Support Teens

October 13, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Help Educate At Risk Teens Foundation (HEART) will hold “Songs from the HEART: A Night to Support Teens,” a Broadway Gala fundraiser to promote teen suicide and prevention awareness on Monday, October 23, 2017, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the Mayo Performing Arts Center’s Starlight Room (100 South Street, Morristown, NJ). 

The Help Educate at Risk ...

New Jersey Ski & Snowboard Council Winter Expo

 

HANOVER, NJ - The New Jersey Ski & Snowboard Council Expo will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM at the Hanover Marriott Hotel, Route 10 East, Whippany, NJ.

Admission to the Expo and parking is free. Attendees get to mingle with New Jersey and New York ski and snowboard club members and visit with representatives of major ski resorts and ski, board ...

Bedminster Receives New Defibrillator from Atlantic Health System

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Bedminster Mayor Steven E. Parker accepts an automated external defibrillator (AED) device donated by Atlantic Health System through its Project Heartbeat program from public relations manager Elaine Andrecovich at a recent Bedminster Township Committee meeting.

Project Heartbeat provides towns with AEDs as well as AED and CPR training to advance Atlantic Health System’s ...

JCP&L Reminds Customers Assistance and Service Programs are Available to Help Pay Utility Bills

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) reminds customers having difficulty paying their utility bills that they may be eligible for special financial assistance or energy efficiency programs that could reduce the amount of electricity they use.

    Assistance programs available to New Jersey residents include:

Lifeline – Offers a cash grant to help people who ...

Excess Body Weight Associated with 13 Different Cancers

In a review of over 600,000 people with cancer, the Centers for Disease Control and the National Cancer Institute found that 13 cancers representing 40% of all cancers, were associated with obesity. The 13 cancers include: cancer of the brain, esophagus, thyroid, gallbladder, stomach, liver, pancreas, kidney, ovaries, uterus, colon, postmenopausal breast cancer and multiple myeloma (cancer of ...

11 Halloween Happenings For All Ages in Northern New Jersey

Get your ghoul on in Northern New Jersey this Halloween with everything from parades, dinner theater and bowling to fun runs, haunted houses and trunk or treats. Team Nest Builder knows there’s Halloween fun for everyone!

Saturday, October 21

5th Annual Dog Walk of the Dead, Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd, Augusta

New Jersey's premiere Halloween canine event involves ...

New York Jets Ring of Honor 2017

On August 29th at the New York Jets Kickoff Luncheon, the name of the newest member to be inducted into the Ring of Honor was announced. I posted the press release by The New York Jets this week, but I like to delve into the personal history of the man and the newest New York Jet legend, Kevin Mawae.

Kevin Mawae, Center, played for the New York Jets from 1998 to 2005, but his personal football ...

My Dog is Chewing Her Paws....Again!

You’ve heard that sound of your dog chewing or licking their paws. You always thought it was a little weird sounding and probably kind of frustrating not knowing what you could do about it. It’s something you never thought to really pay attention to.

Dogs actually will lick their paws for a variety of reasons, and cleaning isn’t usually one of them. Some ...

'The Honeymooners' smart, snappy production

Smart, sassy production of ‘The Honeymooners’ takes off at Paper Mill

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – “And away we go” indeed. The creative team at the Paper Mill Playhouse has taken the seeds of “The Honeymooners” from 1950’s television and turned it into a smart, snappy musical.

Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton are still up to their get-rich-quick ...

Family Health

Second Opinion on Breast Cancer Program Offers Peace of Mind

A breast cancer diagnosis can change a person’s life. And during such devastating news, the sheer amount of information regarding treatment and follow-up care can quickly become overwhelming. However, patients are not alone in this fight. Atlantic Health System’s Breast Cancer Second Opinion Program at Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Overlook Medical Center, is helping provide peace of ...

A Call for All Library Supporters to Vote "Yes" on Nov. 7

October 16, 2017

Dear Editor:

As a New Jersey resident and strong supporter of our local library, I urge all New Jersey citizens to vote “YES” on Tuesday, November 7 for the NJ Library Construction Bond Act, supporting libraries across NJ. 

Libraries are increasingly becoming the social hubs of our communities.This act  authorizes New Jersey to issue ...

Medicare Advantage VS Medicare Supplement

October 11, 2017

(SHAMELESS PLUG#46) 

There is a huge debate about which one is better, Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplements.  These are two different vehicles that can both produce similar goals for a consumer.  Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplements are NOT the same thing, although they may achieve similar goals. 

Medicare Advantage plans take a more all-inclusive approach ...

Statement from Congressional Candidate Martin Hewitt on the Significance of Columbus Day

October 9, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ –Today Martin Hewitt, Republican Candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th District, released the following statement on the significance of Columbus Day:

Columbus Day is a special day in American history, and one that should be celebrated. But it is also a day that is somber for many Native Americans, whose lands were taken away from them as a direct result ...

Heather Darling for Freeholder

Freeholder Candidate Statement:

Heather Darling

Heather Darling, a 43-year Morris County resident, is running for the open Morris County Freeholder seat this November. Heather fully understands the role of a Freeholder and is prepared to take on the tasks associated with that job specifically. She will be focusing exclusively on County issues and leave state and federal issues like minimum ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, October 17

The Wayrick Wildlife Gallery, at the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Gallery, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: The Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery -- ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Green

Tue, October 17, 7:30 PM

Alexander Hamilton School Auditorium, Morristown

Morris School District Candidates forum

Education

Wed, October 18

The Wayrick Wildlife Gallery, at the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Gallery, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: The Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery -- ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Green

Police Blotter: Motor Vehicle Stop in Morristown Leads to Arrest

October 17, 2017

MORRIS COUNTY PARK POLICE  BLOTTER 9-27 through 10-1, 2017

9/27: ARREST FOR WARRANT: Officers executed a motor-vehicle stop for a moving violation in Randolph. An investigation revealed Damon N. Johnson, age 24, of Jersey City, to have a warrant for failure to appear in Randolph Municipal Court. He was able to post the required bail and released with a new court date pending.

9/28: ...

GFWC Woman’s Club of Denville/Rockaway—Hosting Flapjack Breakfast to Support Local Veterans

October 13, 2017

The GFWC Woman’s Club of the Denville-Rockaway area, is sponsoring a flapjack breakfast fundraiser at Applebee’s of Rockaway on Sunday, November 5 from 8am-10am.

The proceeds of the breakfast will be donated to Operation Jersey Cares, a volunteer organization whose mission is to help our troops overseas, as well as, returning soldiers and Marines who have been wounded in ...