LEARN TO GROW COOK AND EAT AT THE ARBORETUM

A new series at the Arboretum on the third Wednesday of every month this summer will teach local gardeners, who love to eat too, about seasonal crops.  This Wednesday horticultural specialists will focus on beans providing planting tips and growing suggestions to those who attend.

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9/11: A Morristown Community Remembers

via Morristown Patch

Candle lighting at Vail Mansion, following the event. Credit: Warren Westura

The best times are awaiting us.

That was the message from Centro Biblico de New Jersey Pastor David Silva, one of several presenters at the Morristown Community-Wide Remembrance Event, held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 11 at The Community Theatre.

“Today, we know we’re still in the process of healing,” he said to a nearly-packed theater. “Especially, for those who lost a loved one. The whole world changed on Sept. 11, 2001.

“There is hope,” the pastor said. “We will decide what terrible things will do to us. We can continue to contribute to the world.”

The Rev. Janet Broderick, of Saint Peters Episcopal Church, spoke of what those trapped in the Twin Towers said to their loved ones by phone when they knew they would not be able to escape. Things like “I love you,” “I adore you.” “Perhaps we can learn to do that, even now,” she said.

Following the two-hour event, audience members were invited to participate in the lighting of ceremonial candles around the reflecting pool outside of Vail Mansion.

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Apple picking, hay rides, corn mazes and homemade doughnuts!

via Sharon Maroldi at  The Patch

 

WIGHTMAN' FARMS

Wightman’s Farms, just over the border on Route 202 as it heads north to Morristown, offers old fashioned family fun and plenty of great photo opportunities for a reasonable price.

Located at 1111 Mount Kemble Avenue in Morris County, this is a preserved working farm, which has offerings for each season. Currently, the farm’s harvests are transitioning from summer fruits. This past weekend, there were fewer nectarines and peaches to pick, but apples were present in abundance.   READ MORE >>>

NY Film Critics Series Announces 2011 Fall Season in Morristown

via WebWire – Morristown, NJ. (August, 2011) – After a successful 18 plus year run in Secaucus, Clifton and Paramus, the organizers of NJ’s NY Film Critics Series, are excited to announce that their upcoming 2011 Fall Season will now be offered for another exciting year at their second location. The Series will be held at Clearview Cinemas Headquarters Plaza, Morristown, NJ, 72 Headquarters Plaza (Speedwell Ave.) adjacent to Morristown Hyatt Hotel Morristown, NJ 07960

Open to the public, The NY Film Critics Series presents private, preview full-length screenings followed by a live discussion. They have expanded the program format to include high caliber films, guests and audience discussion now with a different host each week. ‘We strongly feel that this will bring a fresh, new insightful perspective to the preview film experience of the better movies not ordinarily available at the multiplexes,’ says organizers Ira and Mark Ehrenkranz.

‘Our plans are to have a variety of premier film analysts who will alternate each week. They will present a detailed introduction to the films and conduct an in-depth interview thoroughly exploring content and structure with our nightly featured guests,’ adds Ira Ehrenkranz, an esteemed member of the NJ State Film Commission.

The Fall 2011 line-up includes: Peter Travers of ABC-TV, CNN and Rolling Stone Magazine, Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly Magazine, Alison Bailes of NBC-TV and the New Ebert ‘At The Movies Show’.

‘Our new team of industry experts utilize their national and international influence to get the finest films and guests in the business. Preview the better films not available at the multiplexes. Why travel to small art houses or crowded NY theaters when you can privately experience pristine prints of the highest quality on a big screen with a state-of-the-art sound system before everyone else?’ suggests Mark Ehrenkranz.

The Films Include:

 MARGIN CALL

Starring: Zachary Quinto, Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Stanley Tucci, Demi Moore, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Mary McDonnell, Aasif Mandvi

Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, “Margin Call” is a thriller entangling the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.

 ANOTHER HAPPY DAY

Starring: Ellen Barkin, Demi Moore, Kate Bosworth, Thomas Haden Church, George Kennedy, Ellen Burstyn, Ezra Miller

Ellen Barkin stars in this darkly comic story of the emotional rollercoaster of a family gathering.

 MY WEEK WITH MARILYN

Starring: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Dominic Cooper, Emma Watson, Julia Ormond, Dougray Scott, Zoe Wanamaker, Toby Jones, Philip Jackson, Geraldine Somerville, Derek Jacobi, Simon Russell Beale

“My Week with Marilyn” chronicles a week in the life of Marilyn Monroe in which she escapes the shackles of her Hollywood career and embraces British life with Colin Clark. Directed by Simon Curtis and produced by David Parfitt, the film is based on Colin Clark’s diaries and has been adapted for the screen by Adrian Hodges.

 THE SON OF NO ONE

Starring: Al Pacino, Channing Tatum, Ray Liotta, Katie Holmes, Tracy Morgan, Juliette Binoche, James Ransone, Jake Cherry

Genre: Thriller

“Son of No One” is a police thriller that centers on a young cop (Channing Tatum) who is assigned to a precinct in the working class neighborhood where he grew up, with an old secret surfacing and threatening to destroy his life and family.

 CARNAGE

Director: Roman Polanski

Starring: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly

Set in contemporary Brooklyn, New York, “Carnage” centers on two pairs of parents one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, who meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner.

The series is open to the public at Clearview Cinemas Headquarters Plaza, Morristown, NJ, 72 Headquarters Plaza (Speedwell Ave.) adjacent to Morristown Hyatt Hotel Morristown, NJ 07960

The Upcoming Fall Season runs for 8 Specially Selected Wednesday Nights in October and November. The Opening Night is Wednesday, October 12th and runs through December 7th, (No Screening Thanksgiving Eve 11/23) at 7:00pm. A six-week ticket option is $199.

For more information go to www.nyfilmcritics.com.

Audition Alert!

via By Anthony Stoeckert at Morristown Patch

Ever been bitten by the theater bug? The folks who take part in local community theaters can tell you—it’s an addictive hobby. You make great friends, get to flex your artistic muscles and develop talents you never knew you had.

If that sounds appealing, check out the On Stage Scoop below. Coming up are auditions for several plays, including “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “The Cocktail Hour,” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” and “On Golden Pond.” You’ll also find there are classes and workshops for those just starting out, or for those who want to take their talents to a new level.  READ MORE >>>