Though summer officially started this past Wednesday, I always feel the unofficial start to summer is the last Sunday in June, when Morris Arts holds its annual Music & Arts Festival featuring the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Giralda Farms on Madison Avenue in Madison. This event has the quintessential summer feel — families picnicking together on the expansive lawn
In the interest of full disclosure, I should start by saying that I am on the board of Madison Music & Arts, which supports music and arts in our public schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade. But the reason I’m on the board (and even in charge of publicity) is because I’m thrilled to
**The opinions in this post are mine. I was not approached by Anchor Golf Center to write about them, and I have not been compensated by them.** On a recent half-day off from school, my son, age 11, and I had a whole afternoon to ourselves. I told him that he could pick what we did. His immediate response?
On the morning of Saturday, May 6, 2017, Madison will get its annual spring beautification during May Day in Madison, thanks to the hard work of hundreds of volunteers and Madison’s Downtown Development Commission (DDC). For the fourth year in a row, my third grade Girl Scout troop and their families will be one of the groups
WHAT: First Night Morris 2017 marks the 25th Anniversary of First Night Morris County! About 200 performers from various disciplines – from dance to classic rock, from jazz guitar to stage magic, from world music to stand-up comedy – take part in about 80+ performances. Family-oriented activities from 4:45 to 9 p.m. WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 31, 4:45 p.m. to
For the past several years, my family and I have thoroughly enjoyed the productions of Spotlight Kids Company, a Madison-based performing arts company that puts on top-notch shows that are run by kids, performed by kids, and for kids. Their recent productions of The Wizard of Oz, Sound of Music, Jr. and Annie, Jr., will
I first discovered Glassworks, a make-your-own glass fusing studio in Morristown, NJ, about 10 years ago. I went with about 15 other women from my synagogue to create a handmade piece of art to be donated to a new Habitat for Humanity house. The founder and owner of Glassworks, Stacey Schlosser, walked us through the project, explaining
On a beautiful fall day–the only day on our entire calendar that was completely empty–my husband, two kids (ages 10 and 8), and I packed our lunches and bikes in our mini van, and headed 35 minutes south to Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ. Duke Farms was originally owned by James Buchanan Duke (tobacco and electric power
We are in the swing of things for fall now! Here are some fun seasonal, and not, events going on around our neck of the woods. FDU WAMFest (Words-Arts-Music Festival) ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WAMFest, Words and Music Festival, is a series of unique performances, readings, interviews and collaborations, bringing together artists from various genres and
On a sweltering August afternoon, my son was invited to go with a friend to do something – ANYTHING – indoors to get away from the heat. They decided to go to the Morristown Game Vault, an arcade with over 85 classic video games and pinball machines that opened this past spring in Morristown, NJ.