Greater Morristown Weekend Preview: Halloween 2022!

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Sometimes it’s good to take a break from the scary headlines and relax with some good old-fashioned goblins, ghosts, and zombies.

You’ll find plenty of these in Greater Morristown this weekend, along with a fair amount of candy.

Scroll down for more details. Check out our convenient calendar for even more activities and add your own eventstoo.


THURSDAY OCT. 27:

The Morristown and Township Library presents the season finale yoga session on its side lawn at 10 a.m. Free. Please bring your own yoga mat and equipment. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

Jazz crush Grover Kemble performs at Rockaway’s Navona Cafe, 147 Route 46, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. See our recent sound review Troubadour concert.

The Jerry Vezza Trio performs at shanghai jazz in Madison; dinners at 6:15 p.m. and 8:35 p.m. No music costs; $25 minimum food and drink. At 24 Main Street, 973-822-2899.

Jerry Vezza at Troubadour, August 5, 2022. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

The Museum of First Trades and Crafts to Madison presents Zombies, Witches and Vampires: How the Dead Speak, at 19 ‘o clock. Admission: $10. With bioarchaeologist Jill Rhodes. At 23 Main Street, 973-377-2982. Pre-registration.

from Morristown St. Peter’s Episcopal Church hosts tango class at the Parish House, 7 p.m. for beginners, 8 p.m. for intermediates. At 70 Maple Ave.

The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theater in Morris Township presents the Trio Horszowski at 7:30 p.m., in a program including works by Shostakovich and the American premiere by Louis Karchin Trio for violin, cello and piano. Tickets: $15 to $30. At 6 Normandy Heights Road, (973) 971-3700.

The Horszowski Trio

The County College of Morris at Randolph presents The Addams Family, a new musical, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 to $15. Through October 29, 2022. In the Student Community Center’s Dragonetti Auditorium, 214 Center Grove Road.

from Morristown Mayo Performing Arts Center present Better than Ezrawith door opener Bones Owens, at 20 hours. Tickets: $40 to $70. At 100 South Street, 973-539-8008.

Better than Ezra

The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey to Madison presents Florence and Mojoa pair of one-act plays by Alice Childress, an African-American playwright named Pulitzer from the 1950s and 1960s. Previews at 8 p.m. Tickets: $39 to $69. Through November 13, 2022. At Drew University, 36 Madison Ave., 973-408-5600.


FRIDAY OCT. 28:

The Brynn Stanley Quartet performs at Madison’s shanghai jazz, dinners at 6:15 p.m. and 8:35 p.m. No music costs; $40 minimum food and drink. At 24 Main Street, 973-822-2899. Read our interview with Bryn about his new vinyl holiday album.

At 7:30 p.m., the Folk Project’s Troubadour series presents its annual Halloween show at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship. Admission: $10; children 12 and under, free. Live stream: $4.99. “Members and the public dress up and the Folk Project’s official Halloween judging panel will award valuable and priceless prizes for songs, recitations, costumes and kickbacks they deem worthy of recognition. The desserts are very special on this special night and included in the price of entree and, yes, we will be serving lots of boos. See website for COVID-19 precautions. At 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township.

from Morristown Mayo Performing Arts Center present Daymaker by Warren Miller, the 73rd film by the king of ski documentaries, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $32 to $47. At 100 South Street, 973-539-8008.

The County College of Morris at Randolph presents The Addams Family, a new musical, at 7:30 p.m. See the Thursday entry for more.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown hosts a Halloween Santa Milonga from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets: $25. Halloween costumes encouraged, but not required. Deejay, guest performances by American tango champions. In the parish house at 70 Maple Avenue; enter from Miller Road, park in lot on South Street, entrance near Cottage II restaurant.

Pioneer Productions presents the Tony Award®-winning play, god of carnageat the Fellowship Hall of Morristown United Methodist Church at 20 hours. Tickets: $25. Runs until November 6. At 50 S. Park Place.

The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey to Madison presents Florence and Mojoa pair of one-act plays by Alice Childress, preview at 8 p.m. See the Thursday entry for more.


SATURDAY, OCT. 29:

from Morristown Mayo Performing Arts Center present Disney Junior Live On Tour: Palooza Costume at noon and 4 p.m. Tickets: $39 to $69. At 100 South Street, 973-539-8008.

of Morris Township 6th Annual Night of Halloween Festivities actually starts at 1 p.m., with the police department Trunk or treat, on Dwyer Lane. Pre-registration is free, but participants must decorate their trunks and distribute candies via the Community Pass. There will be a petting zoo, pony rides, pumpkin patching and pumpkin painting. Wear your disguises! At 6:45 p.m., the Parks and Recreation Department will prevent a free screening of The Addams Family 2 (PG) at Ginty Field, across from the Township Municipal Complex on Woodland Avenue. The fire department wraps up the fun with a
community bonfire at Ginty Field. register here, or the Park Recreation Department at 50 Woodland Ave.; call 973-326-7371 to learn more.

The County College of Morris at Randolph presents The Addams Family, a new musical, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. See the Thursday entry for more details.

John Lamb

The Choral Harmonium

Halloween Harmonium

Company and Grace Community Music present a Halloween concert at 7 p.m., at Grace Church in Madison. Admission: voluntary donation; please also bring a non-perishable food donation if you can. Costumes welcome, reception follows. Selections will include Monster mash and Werewolves of London. At 4 Madison Ave. and Kings Road, 973-538-6969.

The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey to Madison presents Florence and Mojoa pair of one-act plays by Alice Childress, preview at 2 p.m. and premiere at 7:30 p.m. See the Thursday entry for more.

Morris Tourist Office and the Hanover Heritage Commission present Halloween in Whippany Cemetery, a free Halloween party that begins at 5 p.m. with a torchlight tour of Morris County’s First Cemetery. Costumes are encouraged, refreshments will be served. All ages and spooky costumes are welcome! Park at the Casa de Montecristo Cigar Lounge and Bar at 301 Route 10 East, Whippany, then walk west to the cemetery. Please Register here; 973-631-5151.

Visit to Whippany Cemetery

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown will present the silent horror classic from 1922 Nosferatus, with live organ accompaniment by Music Director Anthony Hammond, at 7:20 p.m. Free. Not recommended for small children. At South Street and Miller Road.

god of carnagethe Tony Award-winning play, is at Fellowship Hall in the Morristown United Methodist Church at 20 hours. See Friday’s entry for more details.


SUNDAY OCT. 30:

Morristown Farmer’s Market continues in its 32nd season, every Sunday through Nov. 20, 2022, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., behind the Morristown Parking Authority Lot 10 Post Office at Spring and Morris Streets. Presented by the Morristown Partnership.

The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey to Madison presents Florence and Mojoa pair of one-act plays by Alice Childress, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The Fellowship Cultural Arts Center at Basking Ridge presents the Madison String Quartet at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $19 to $40. At the Sieminski Theater, 8000 Fellowship Road, (866) 307-8532.

Lyrical chamber music opens its season at 3 p.m. with Antoine Ristprincipal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera, cellist Ani Kalayjian and pianist Min Kwonplaying music by Beethoven, Brahms and Gershwin. Tickets: $25-$30.; child/student with supporting document, free. At Chatham Township Presbyterian Church, 240 Southern Blvd.

Antoine Rist

god of carnagethe Tony Award-winning play, is at Fellowship Hall in the Morristown United Methodist Church 15 hours. See Friday’s entry for more details.

Morris Arts postponed his 13e Annual Pumpkin Lighting for 5 p.m. (Weather has pushed it back since last week.) Free. Includes an art workshop, live jazz music and a parade of luminaries led by the Mayor of Morristown Tim Dougherty. Register your party for free to receive event updates, including weather details. At 110 South Street.

The choir at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown will present Faure’s Requiem, in memory of loved ones before All Saints Day, at 6 p.m. Free. At South Street and Miller Road.


MONDAY OCT. 31, HALLOWEEN:

The town of Morristown invites the boys and the ghouls to a ghostly gathering on the lawn of the town hall, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sweets, snacks and a photo booth. At 200 South Street.

The spooky candy continues along South Street in Morristown, where businesses will have candy for tricks or treats from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Organized by the Morristown Partnership.