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Current and Recent Events & Activities Near Roxbury Township
St.Patrick's Eve Concert
March 16, 2020: Celebrate Celtic music and culture with the Acoustic folk group, Skylands Dulcimer String Band. Registration required. Roxbury Public Library, 103 Main St, Succasunna. 6:30-8pm. Visit their website for more information.
Easter & Springtime Family Festival
March 28-April 18, 2020: Enjoy lots of family fun activities including: Scenic hay wagon rides around the farm, admission to moon bounce, pony rides, wagon train rides, corn kingdom, Easter Egg Hunt and much more! Please check website for dates and times. Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Ln, Chester. Visit their website for more information.
Yoga & Meditation For All
March 28, 2020: A yoga and meditation expert from the Isha Foundation will host a guided yoga and meditation workshop for beginners. Ages 7 through 107 are welcome! Registration required. Roxbury Public Library, 103 Main St, Succasunna. 10:30-11:30am. Visit their website for more information.
Crafts & Drafts
April 18, 2020: Marketspace returns to Jersey Girl Brewing Company for a crowd-favorite handmade market! This indoor craft market features 22 local artisans. Patrons are welcome to bring or have delivered their own food into the brewery. Free admission into the brewery & the market. Children & dogs are warmly welcomed! Beer is available for purchase. 426 Sand Shore Rd, Hackettstown. 2-7pm.
28th Annual Spring Festival
May 1-3, 2020: This is a family favorite in the region and a fun way to welcome Spring. An array of food vendors will be on-site offering classic carnival favorites, along with healthier options. Under the entertainment tent, there will be live band performances, community groups & artists for all to enjoy throughout the weekend. Hatchery Hill Elementary School, 98 Fifth Ave, Hackettstown. May 1, 6-10pm; May 2 & 3, 12-10pm Visit their website for more information.
Lake Hopatcong Block Party 2020
May 9, 2020: This community event brings together businesses, community groups, craft vendors, food trucks & local restaurants. There will also be a children's area, demonstrations & entertainment. Rain or shine at Hopatcong State Park, 260 Lakeside Blvd., Hopatcong. 10am-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Michael Arnone's 31st Crawfish Fest
May 29-31, 2020: Enjoy the best music & food that Louisiana & New Orleans has to offer! Free Cajun/Zydeco dance lessons! Visit the Crawfish Fest online store to purchase tickets. $45 at the door (under 14 free with parent) on Saturday and Sunday only. Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd, Augusta. 10:30am-10:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
Big Greek Festival
June 12-14, 2020: Enjoy fresh, hot off the grills Greek food & handmade dishes & delicacies! There'll be live Greek music & entertainment featuring traditional Greek folk dancing, tasty Greek wines & liquors, and family friendly fun featuring special activities for younger children. St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church Community Center, 1447 Sussex Tpke, Randolph. Visit their website for more information.
June 18-21, 2020: Come out & enjoy spectacular rides, kiddie rides, games of chance, fun fair foods & much more! Featuring free family entertainment such as: family friendly music, spectacular fireworks show, complimentary live music, an old time car show complete with 50's music, monster truck rides and illusionist Jay Mattioli! $15+. Christ Church, 140 Green Pond Rd, Rockaway. 6-11pm. Visit their website for more information.
July 4th Celebration
June 27-28, 2020: Bring your chairs, blankets, coolers & the entire family to enjoy music, food vendors & an amazing Fireworks display on the grand lawn at Historic Rutherfurd Hall! Free bus shuttle or Rutherfurd Hall Premium onsite or offsite parking available. Rain date June 28. Rutherford Hall, 1686 Rt. 517, Allamuchy. 5-9:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
Seasonal "Any Time" Activities Near Roxbury Township
Late Nights @ Rutgers Geology Museum
First Wednesday Night of the Month: The first Wednesday of every month is Late Night at the Museum. Each event consists of activity stations & events related to the night's specific theme, which can range from a wide array of topics that fall under the categories of geology, anthropology & paleontology. Late Nights at the Museum are designed to educate, as well as entertain, and can benefit children & adults alike. Park in Rutgers Lots 26 & 30 or the College Ave Deck without permits. Rutgers Geology Museum, 85 Somerset St, New Brunswick. 4-8 pm. Visit their website for more information.
Musical Instruments & Automata
Every Tuesday: Visit the galleries for a historical overview and live demonstration of some of the mechanical musical instruments & automata from the Museum’s Murtogh D. Guinness Collection. From precious smalls that can fit in the palm of your hand, to the huge 9 foot tall European Dance Hall Orchestrion. Free with museum admission. $10/adult, $7/child. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown. 2pm. Visit their website for more information.
Whippany Railway Museum
Open April-October: Trains, steam locomotives & whistles! Visit the Museum for a firsthand experience with one of the original modes of transportation. All rides depart from & return to the Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany, Morris County. $2/adult; $1/children under 12. noon-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Archive of Some Past Events
Family Challenge Night
February 28, 2020: Come with your family and work together to compete against others and complete a list of different challenges! Recommended for ages 6 and up. Registration required. Roxbury Public Library, 103 Main St, Succasunna. 6-7:30pm. Visit their website at https://roxburylibrary.libnet.info/roxbury/home for more information.
Chocolate Family Fun Day
February 8, 2020: Join us for a sweet adventure by participating in chocolate inspired activities, "Touch the Music" with Claudia Lemmerz, and a special performance of "Mystery and History of Magic" in the Bickford Theatre. Museum members free; non-members $10/adult, $7/child. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown. 11am-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Mega Model Trains
January 2 - February 29, 2020: Discover the romance of the rails and learn about railroads, real and imagined, with hands-on activities. Museum members free; non-members $10/adult, $7/child. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown. Visit their website for more information.
First Night Morris 2020
December 31, 2019: The biggest & brightest New Year’s Eve celebration in NJ, providing a magnificent family-friendly, alcohol-free and substance-free celebration in 14 venues throughout the heart of Morristown. Your First Night Morris County admission button gives you access to high quality performances ideal for participants of all ages. $20. The venues are within close walking distance of one another and the historic Morristown Green. 4:45pm. Visit their website for more information.
Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market
December 7, 8, 2019: The idea of the German themed market was brought to life in 2001 by a group of volunteers desiring to raise funds for local charities, while creating a unique event that is open to the public along the idyllic boardwalk of the Lake Mohawk Country Club. 5 yrs and under, free; 6 to 15 yrs, $5; 16 yrs up, $10. Purchase online for 20% discount. 21 Boardwalk Lake Mohawk, Sparta. Sat, 10am-9pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Visit their website for more information.
Saturday Dog Walks
Until January 25, 2020: These sanctioned Dog Walks offer participants the only opportunity to explore the beautiful equestrian trails of Lord Stirling Stable on foot. Registration is $3 per dog and all pets must be leashed and kept under control at all times. Check-in time for owners and their pets will begin every Saturday at 10:15am. The guided trail walk will commence at 10:30am & last for approximately one hour. 256 South Maple Ave, Basking Ridge. Visit their website for more information.
Paranormal Evenings at Cooper Gristmill
November 9, 2019: Experience the phenomenon known as ‘ghost hunting,’ led by Specter Seekers Paranormal Society. Join an investigation of Cooper Gristmill, for the first time. Learn the different methods and equipment used to contact, confront, and communicate with the other side. $45. Registration required. Ages 16+. 66 Route 24, Chester Township. 7:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
Ort Farms Food Truck Festival
October 26, 2019: Enjoy over 20 gourmet food trucks & live music! There will be kids activities, too! Admission is $5 - kids under 10 is free. Please bring blankets & chairs, seating is not provided. 25 Bartley Rd, Long Valley. 11am-7pm. Visit their website for more information.
Scarecrows In the Garden
October 19-December 1, 2019: Take a stroll through the gardens to see dozens of ghoulish, whimsical, and colorful scarecrows! If you've made your own and dropped it off, see your work of art showcased. Free. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave, Morris Township. 8am-Sunset. Visit their website for more information.
Minstrel Acoustic Concert
October 11, 2019: This event is sponsored by the Folk Project, a nonprofit volunteer organization. Friday night concerts include an opening act & a main act. Adults $10; children 12 & under free. Wheelchair accessible; free parking. 21 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown. 7:30-10:30 pm. Visit their website for more information.
4th Annual Speedwell Games
September 28, 2019: Enjoy games, and play with toys that were used in the bygone era of the Vail Family. Cost: $5 per adult, $4 per senior, $3 per child age 4 - 16, FREE per child under age 4. Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Visit their website for more information.
Fosterfields Fall Harvest Fest
September 15, 2019: Bring the entire family to a one-of-a-kind fall festival with farm animals, wagon rides, live music, hands-on farm and harvest activities, old fashioned games, wood-burning cook stove demos, and historic house tours. Food vendor on site. Cost: $8 per adult, $7 per senior, $6 per child 3 - 16, and FREE per child age 3 and under. Friends members half price with a current membership card. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Rd, Morris Township. 12 noon - 5 p.m. Visit their website for more information.
100 Steps Climb
September 1, 2019: On this holiday weekend, ‘labor’ up the 100 Steps to the top of Turkey Mountain & return via the Lake Valhalla Overlook for a scenic view of the New York City skyline! Ages 7 & up. $1 per person. Pre Registration is required. To register call 973-334-3130. Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, 472 Boonton Ave, Montville Township. 10-11:30am. Visit their website for more information.
National Roller Coaster Day!
August 16, 2019: Celebrate with us on the pier! Hydrus, Hot Tamales & Pirate's Hideaway are HALF PRICED credits from 12-6pm. 800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights. Visit their website for more information.
Peach Festival & Country Auction
August 3, 2019: There will be peach pies, cobblers, kuchens, homemade peach ice cream and more peach treats. There will be bargains at the Huge White Elephant Tent, great buys in toys, games, sporting goods, books, DVD's, and more! Community Presbyterian Church, 220 Main St, Chester.9am-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
July 25, 2019: Prismatica is a high-octane mix of the newest age-appropriate pop/rock songs along with interactive carnival-inspired laser games, and it’s a great way to celebrate summer! Museum members $10, non members $15. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown. 11am-3pm. Visit their website at https://morrismuseum.org/childrens-theatre/ for more information.
July 6, 2019: Learn about the life of a firefly, and take a short hike to witness their natural light show. $5 per person age 3 & up. Pre Registration is required. Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, 472 Boonton Avenue, Montville Township. (Intersection of Mars Court and Boonton Avenue). 7:30-9pm. Visit their website for more information.
Hook, Line, and Sinker!
June 22, 2019: Using a provided historic fishing pole, cast a line to see if anything is biting at the pond. Catch of the day will be tossed back. Cost: $6/adult, $5/senior, $4 age 4-16, $2 age 2 & 3, FREE under age 2. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township. 1-2:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
NJ Public Gardens Day Tours
June 7, 2019: Celebrate New Jersey Public Gardens Day with a tour at one of the Morris County Park Commission’s exceptional horticultural sites. Please wear sturdy walking shoes. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave, Morris Township. 1:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
Memorial Day Tour: Call of Duty
May 25, 2019: Learn the meaning behind America’s iconic symbols, and discover the home front activities of Caroline and Charles Foster and their peers. Free admission for armed service members. Cost: $6/adult, $5/senior, $4 age 4-16, $2 age 2 & 3, FREE under age 2. Pre-registration is required. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township. 11am-noon. Visit their website for more information.
National Public Gardens Day
May 11, 2019: Enjoy Macculloch Hall historical garden buzzing with family activities and presentations. Children and their caregivers create art and explore the garden. Includes a visit from Insectropolis. FREE. Pre-registration requested for all programs. Free. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave, Morristown. 10am-1pm. Visit their website for more information.
Dino Day @ Morris Museum
April 27, 2019: Travel back in time to when dinosaurs roamed New Jersey over 65 million years ago! Handle real fossils, meet a dinosaur expert, and participate in prehistoric themed fun in BASF Kids’ Lab. Enjoy a Touch the Music workshop and other surprises from special guests at Field Station: Dinosaurs! $7/child; $10/adult. 6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown. 11am-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Golden Dragon Acrobats
April 5, 2019: The Golden Dragon Acrobats combine thrilling acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music in an unforgettable performance of spectacular skill and spellbinding beauty. $25-$35. RVCC Theater, 118 Lamington Rd, Branchburg. 7-9pm. Visit their website for more information.
Makers Day @ METC
March 23, 2019: Fun for the whole family! We will be joined by fiber artist Anne Choi of Middle Brook Fiberworks who will be available to answer questions & demonstrate a variety of weaving techniques. Staff will also guide you in creating your own woven strand. All activities included with regular admission. $5. Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, 9 Main St, Madison. 11am-3pm. Visit their website for more information.
Youth Art Month
March 11, 2019: The Center for Contemporary Art, in partnership with Art Educators of New Jersey, invites you to celebrate a month of exhibitions and events focused on young artists. Exhibit Part I: Artwork by students in grades K-5. March 11 – 24. Exhibit Part II: Artwork by students in grades 6-12. March 25 – 31. 2020 Burnt Mills Rd, Bedminster. 9am-3pm. Visit their website for more information.
Maple Sugar Festival
March 2, 2019: All Ages. Join this annual festival celebrating the peak of maple sugaring season. Enjoy tree tapping demonstrations, delicious syrup taste tests, maple snow cones, and fun games. ‘Hike through Maple Sugaring History’ to discover how sugaring has changed over time, learn to identify differences in quality, and so much more. This event is rain or shine. $4 per person. Great Swamp OEC, 247 Southern Blvd, Chatham Township. 12 noon-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
America...We Served! Three Centuries of African American Soldiers
February 23-24, 2019: The Old Barracks Museum celebrates Black History Month! Hear about the brave African American soldiers that helped shape our nation's history. The integral role they played in our military, from the early days of our nation's infancy all the way up to World War II, will fill you with awe! $10 adults; $8 students & seniors. 101 Barrack St, Trenton. 10am-5pm. Visit their website for more information.
Hanover Wind Symphony
February 10, 2019: And the Trumpets Shall Sound! – a program featuring the Trumpet section of the Hanover Wind Symphony and a guest soloist. In its 34th season, it is made up exclusively of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. They embrace as their mission to bring “Music to People and People to Music.” Tickets are $15-$25. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown. 2 pm. Visit their website at https://morrismuseum.org/community-performances/ for more information.
The Magic of Adam Trent
January 26, 2019: The immersive entertainment extravaganza of Adam Trent’s magic, comedy and music is perfect for the entire family! Watch as he brings his signature brand of magic & illusion to this high-tech spectacle. Tickets are $29 and up. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St, Morristown. 7:30-9:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
Family Garden Game Days
January 6 and February 10, 2019: Kick that cabin fever and get out of the house and into the garden this winter with Family Garden Games. Play Garden-opoly, Plant Scrabble and join in the garden Bingo challenge and win prizes. Even try your hand at life-sized chess and dig into popcorn and other seasonal snacks. $3/person. Please call to register. Haggerty Center, Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E Hanover Ave, Morris Twp. 1-4 pm. Visit their website for more information.
First Night Morris County
December 31, 2018: The Town has something for everyone with Children’s Programs, Music, Dance, Comedy, Theater, Visual Arts and World Cultures. Your Button (Admission is $20-$25) offers you access to all Performances which start at 4:45 pm on December 31st and conclude at Midnight with our Second Fireworks Show! Downtown Morristown. Visit their website for more information.
NJ Ballet's Nutcracker with NJ Symphony Orchestra
December 14-27, 2018: This annual seasonal favorite enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, live orchestra, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday magic. Ages 4 and up. Tickets $29-$69. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St, Morristown. Visit their website for more information.
Holiday Classics Concert with Synergismus
December 9, 2018: Millie and Randy Calistri-Yeh’s violin-cello duo Synergismus will be performing a festive concert of classic holiday favorites. Please register in advance. Free. Florham Park Public Library, 107 Ridgedale Ave, Florham Park. 2pm. Visit their website for more information.
Community Nativity Exhibit
November 30-December 2, 2018: Enjoy over 300 nativities from 50 countries! There will be a live nativity and musical performances. This event is free. Families are welcome. Nov 30, 6-9pm, Dec 1-2, 12-7pm. 283 James St, Morristown. Visit their website for more information.
November 17-18, 2018: Boy Scouts of the American Legion Post 119 are hosting their Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair. The fair will feature 50 crafters, vendors & artisans. American Legion Post 119, 137 New Market Rd, Dunellen. 9am-3pm. Visit their website for more information.
RTEA Pumpkin Fest 2018
October 16, 2018: Join the Rockaway Township Education Association for its 3rd Annual Pumpkin Fest! Each child registered will receive their very own pumpkin to decorate or carve. This is a family event, no drop-offs, please. Only those registered in advance will be guaranteed to receive pumpkins. Full-size pumpkins, carving kits, apple cider, and fresh donuts will all be provided free of charge by the RTEA! Copeland Middle School Cafeteria, 100 Lake Shore Dr, Rockaway. 6:30-8:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
Morris Plains Food Truck Festival
October 6, 2018: Bring the whole family for a day of delicious fun from a variety of food trucks while enjoying music and kids games and activities. Proceeds to benefit the Morris Plains Borough Class 2019 8th Grade Class Trip to Washington DC. Advanced tickets available for only $5 per person until Friday, October 5, 2018 at 8pm. (Children 2 and under are free.) Same day tickets available at the gate for $8 (cash only). Morris Plains Community Park, 51 Jim Fear Dr, Morris Plains. 11am-5pm. Visit their website for more information.
Riverdale's Annual Labor Day Street Fair
September 3, 2018: This Labor Day Street Fair will have arts & crafts, merchandise & food plus Kids Traveling Shindig! Enjoy rides, ponies, games, petting zoo, crafts, face painting & more. See website for complete schedule of events, flea market & collectible shows. 91 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale. 10am-5pm. Visit their website for more information.
National Night Out
August 7, 2018: Join the Morris County Park Police & over 40 law enforcement & community agencies for an evening of awareness & fun. Explore a variety of emergency vehicles, including fire trucks, police motorcycles, ambulances, enjoy a live DJ featuring top hits & play fun games to win prizes. Free food, entertainment, ice-skating & more! Mennen Sports Arena, 161 Hanover Ave, Morris Township. 5-9pm. Visit their website for more information.
Florham Park 4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2018: Say “Happy Birthday, USA!” at this all-day event featuring a family picnic, a parade, live music, food, plus so much for the kids to do, including a water slide, bungee runs, a petting zoo and a trackless train, among other attractions. The parade begins at 9:30 AM at Ridgedale Avenue and Brooklake Road. 9am-9pm. Visit their website for more information.
Big Greek Festival
June 1-3, 2018: Held annually for 48 years, the festival offers a welcoming venue to have fun with kids, while also offering a firsthand view of the rich cultural heritage & tastes of Greece. During the festival, everyone’s a Greek! Try all kinds of fresh dishes & delicacies, while sampling Greek wines & liquors. Then view live entertainment or shop with marketplace vendors & tour our church. Adults $2. Children 12 & under free. St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 1447 Sussex Tpke, Randolph. See website for hours. Visit their website for more information.
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