Visit Acorn Hall’s Annual Christmas Celebration

2017-12-08_13-17-57via Patch – At Acorn Hall, the trees are trimmed and the table elegantly set, ready for holiday guests to arrive. But before they do, members of the community are invited to visit the Morris County Historical Society‘s Italianate mansion to enjoy its festive décor.

The decorated, upside-down Christmas tree in the dining room not only is a traditional centerpiece of Acorn Hall’s holiday décor, but this year is a tribute to and celebration of the lives of the late Bill and Jean Watson. Mrs. Watson was the first MCHS Executive Director, from 1980 until her retirement in 1996, and was the first to recreate the Victorian custom of displaying a Christmas tree in this unusual way.

Acorn Hall’s annual Christmas Celebration will be on view now through January 7, 2018. Located at 68 Lafayette Ave., Acorn Hall is open Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 am-4 pm, and Sundays, 1-4 pm, and by appointment. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students, and is free for children under 12 and MCHS members.

Acorn Hall’s annual Christmas celebration will be on view now through January 7


Famous Pianist Performing At Morristown National Historic Park

music-995262_1920-1510582923-3491From Morristown National Historical Park: Join Morristown National Historical Park in welcoming back famed Hungarian pianist Peter Toth. The next recital is scheduled for Sunday, November 19, 2017. As in the past, Dr. Toth will play the park’s 1873 Steinway Grand Piano.

The recital will be held at 1:00PM in the auditorium at the Morristown NHP, 30 Washington Place. Please call 973-539-2016 x204, for any questions.

The recital is free.

Peter Toth will play selections from American composer Arthur Foote and Hungarian Franz Liszt.

Image Via Pixabay via Patch

2017 Sochi Dogs Picnic

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12:30 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

Sochi Dogs Picnic with Sochi Dogs founder Vlada Provotorova!

During the 2014 Olympics, Vlada and her friends started rescuing dogs… and here we are three years later, celebrating your special pooch and the more than 245 adopted dogs.

Stop by to meet and pose for photos with your dogs’ shelter buddies or siblings, enjoy a game of frisbee, and munch on snacks.

They’ve reserved the Mendham Overlook Picnic Area in Lewis Morris Park, (there’ll be signs to direct you in the park). The park has walking trails, a playground and we’re hoping for some early fall foliage.

All dogs will need to be on leash according to park rules.

If leashes and picnics aren’t your dog’s jam, they’d still love to see you so stop by and say hello without your k-9 in tow.

Lewis Morris Park

270 Mendham Road

Mendham Overlook Picnic Area

Morristown, NJ 07960

Party Hearty at #Terry’sPetDepot


Come in to Terry’s Pet Depot for the doggy party!

It’s going to be a party! Come out to help Terry of Terry’s Pet Depot and her staff celebrate their 10 year anniversary the weekend of October 7-9. Terry’s will be offering a weekend of super sales, free dog toys (up to $9 value), and much more! Be sure to bring the whole family and furry friends!

“We love being in Morris Plains and surrounded by great customers and businesses. We all play a part in each other’s success and I was able to stay here for the past 10 years because of the great support from the community. ” Terry, owner of Terry’s Pet Depot

Terry’s Pet Depot Anniversary party will have many local business vendors doing giveaways. Just like every weekend they will also be having their adoptions on Saturday and Sunday for you to find your next furry friend.

Terry’s PET DEPOT® is OPEN for your pet’s shopping pleasure! Located at State Route 10 & Rte. 202 – Kohl’s Center, Terry’s is stocked with everything imaginable for all of your furry friends, cats, dogs, fish (aquatic) and small animals. The staff at Terry’s are experienced in helping you select the right products, pet food or latest great toy or treat.

@whippanyrym Railway Museum’s Pumpkin Festival

pumpk_fest_carving_20headerCelebrate the Fall Harvest and the Season of the Witch at the Whippany Railway Museum on Sunday, October 2, from 12:30 to 5 PM. Local craft merchants will set up their stalls, among various railroad memorabilia. The Museum will also set up a Haunted House, as well as a scenic ride on a train.

Families can enjoy the fall foliage of Whippanong Valley on a nostalgic 30-minute trip onboard the “Pumpkinliner.” The excursion follows the route of the Historic “Whippanong Trail.” The Museum is located at 1 Railroad plaza, in Whippany. For more information, send an e-mail to or call (973) 887-8177.



The Big Brew Festival is happening at the Morristown Armory on Saturday, October 1. There will be two sessions for beer lovers, giving aficionados over 200 unique tastings of beer in addition to good food. Meet other beer lovers, listen to great music, and discover new beers and breweries at The Big Brew Beer Festival on Saturday, October 1. The two sessions will be from 12 to 4 PM and 5:30 to 9:30 PM. Admission ranges from $10 to $65, depending on whether you’re a designated driver or the designated beer drinker. The Armory is located at 430 Western Avenue in Morristown. For more information, visit

Smashing Pumpkins At Wightman’s

pumpkin-basket-1473772842-5725Pick or smash pumpkins at a mainstay farm in Morristown through October.

Apple-picking season is in full swing across the Northeast, giving kids and families the opportunity to enjoy the fall foliage and the fruits of their labor. But for those who aren’t in love with the idea of plucking bushels of apples from trees, there are pumpkins to pick or chuck.

Wightman’s Farms in Morristown, which has been offering pick-your-own apples and pumpkins for years, not to mention the peaches and nectarines through the summer, is offering pumpkin slingshots for $2 for kids. It’s a way for kids to test their strength and have some fun. In addition to the fruit picking, the farm offers hayrides around the farm.

The festivities happen every weekend from now through the end of October. 10 AM to 5 PM. Wightman’s is located on Route 202, 1111 Mt. Kemble Avenue in Morristown. For more information, contact the farm at (973) 425-9819 or




For the third consecutive year, the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) is teaming up with Bloomingdale’s in the Mall at Short Hills in Short Hills, NJ for an evening to benefit breast cancer research efforts.

On Thursday, September 15th, the non-profit 501(c) 3 organization and the nationally recognized department store will host a special reception beginning at 6 p.m. at the in-store Forty Carrots restaurant.  The evening will consist of a fashion presentation and special panel discussion with breast cancer experts, including Drs. Elizabeth Comen, Sheeva Talebian, and Jaime Knopman from New York City’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and Dr. Serena Chen of St. Barnabas in Livingston, N.J.

An ideal event to lead into October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the evening blends wellness and style with an exclusive shopping event and educational session.  Bloomingdale’s will donate 10% of all sales from the evening to CBCF, which solely supports breast cancer research efforts under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton, the Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs and the Medical Director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Attendees will also be able to shop the Walters Faith fine jewelry pop-up shop, which will have exclusive pricing available only during the event.  To register, please visit  A $25 donation to CBCF is suggested.

“Attendance and excitement at our previous fashion shows and shopping events has been fantastic and we’re incredibly grateful to once again join with Bloomingdale’s for this very special evening,” says Andrew Abramson, Treasurer and Co-Founder of CBCF.  “Their continued participation shows a strong dedication to the communities they serve and commitment to support charitable endeavors.  We’re looking forward to a wonderful evening focused on today’s popular fashion trends and styles.” Continue reading

The Roaring ’20s are back @MorrisMuseumNJ

2016-08-31_12-15-49On September 17th beginning at 6 pm, celebrate the Roaring ’20s at the museum’s black-tie gala event to benefit the Morris Museum’s education, exhibition and theater programs.

Attendees will enjoy cuisine prepared by Laurence Craig Catering, as well as an exclusive preview of the museum’s fall exhibition, “Jersey Spirits: Prohibition from Flappers to Bootleggers”.. Tickets available at