Special Events

The Giralda Farm section of Loantaka Brook Reservation will be closed this Sunday, June 25th for the annual Giralda & Music Arts Festival.  Please contact Morris Arts for ticket information.

The Giralda Farm section of Loantaka Brook Reservation will be closed this Sunday, June 25th for the annual Giralda & Music Arts Festival.  Please contact Morris Arts for ticket information.

Sunrise Lake Beach Club

Sunrise Lake Beach Club

Spend the day at the beach! Sunrise Lake Beach Club offers swimming, boating, fishing, and more. Run, jump, climb, and splash across Wibit, an inflatable obstacle course that offers fun for anyone age 7 and older. Don’t miss an opportunity to slide down the Zoom Floom, play volleyball on the beach, or build castles in the sand, it’s all conveniently located in Morris Township.

Open Weekends: May 27 - September 4  
                                11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Open Weekdays (Tuesday-Friday): June 27 - August 25
                                10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

CLOSED MONDAYS, Open Holidays

*Sunrise Lake Opens at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays in July

  • Date:
    Saturday, May 27—Monday, September 4
  • Time:
    Weekends 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Weekdays 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Sunrise Lake Beach Club in Lewis Morris County Park, 270 Mendham Road, Morris Township

  • Cost:
    Weekend Rates are $7 per adult (16-64), $6 per child (5-15) & $6 per senior (65+). Children 4 and under are FREE. Weekday Rates
  • Contact:
    973.267.4351 or recreation@morrisparks.net

Grow Your Groceries: Garlic Scapes

Grow Your Groceries: Garlic Scapes

It’s all about garlic….growing techniques, which varieties of garlic produce scapes, the function they perform, and when and how to harvest them. Learn to prepare dishes using the scapes, focusing on storage and cooking methods. Recipes and breath mints accompany the talk. This program is eligible for 1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

  • Date:
    Saturday, June 24
  • Time:
    10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 Hanover Ave, Morristown.

  • Cost:
    $15 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7600.

Fairy Day

Fairy Day

****** SOLD OUT ******

Welcome these wee folks into the garden by designing and creating a miniature garden home made from all natural materials. Enjoy free lemonade and tasty treats, make a craft to take home and even decorate your own tiny fairy boat to float on the water! Perfect for fairy believers, both young and young-at-heart. Preregistration required.

  • Date:
    Sunday, June 25
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township, NJ

  • Cost:
    SOLD OUT
  • Contact:
    Preregistration required. Contact 973.326.7603.

Frantic Fun Run 5K & 1-Mile Fitness Walk/Run

Frantic Fun Run 5K & 1-Mile Fitness Walk/Run

Race through history on a cross country trail in this chip-timed, 5K race. Open to all ages and skill levels. If a 5K is not for you, try the 1-Mile Fitness Walk/Run. The first 200 participants receive a performance t-shirt. Enjoy the farm, music, awards (for the 5k), giveaways, and refreshments with your family and friends.

Click Here to Register Online.

5:30 p.m. Registration and packet pick-up
6:45 p.m. 1-Mile Walk/Run start
7:00 p.m. 5K start
Awards and Refreshments to follow.

  • Date:
    Tuesday, June 27
  • Time:
    5:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township

  • Cost:
    $20 Preregistration (through June 23); $25 Race Day Registration.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7616 or recreation@morrisparks.net

Flowers Galore Tea & Tour

Flowers Galore Tea & Tour

Step onto the beautiful grounds for a leisurely one-hour tour focusing on the seasonal blooms of the magnificent gardens of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Then, at the charming Matilda’s Café, delight in a sumptuous selection of scones and traditional tea sandwiches, pastries, and teas.

Mondays: July 10, August 21 & September 18.

  • Date:
    Monday, July 10
  • Time:
    2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

     Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $35 per person. Preregistration is required. Visitors ages 13+ are most welcome!
  • Contact:
    973.394.1100.

Firefly Fireworks

Firefly Fireworks

Ages 5 & Up with an adult.

Enjoy a hike along the trails in search of fireflies with hands-on activities. Bring a flashlight along for this easy nighttime adventure.

  • Date:
    Tuesday, July 11
  • Time:
    8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Pyramid Mountain, 472a Boonton Ave, Boonton.

  • Cost:
    $5 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.334.3130.

Tiny Tot Tuesdays

Tiny Tot Tuesdays

Explore the sandy beach and beautiful water of Sunrise Lake with your toddler on select Tuesday mornings in July. Enjoy exclusive use before the lakes open to the public. This special program is designed for children age 4 and under.

Tuesdays: July 11 - July 25.

  • Date:
    Tuesday, July 11—Tuesday, July 25
  • Time:
    9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
  • Location:

    Sunrise Lake Beach Club in Lewis Morris County Park, 270 Mendham Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $3/adult, FREE per child 4 & under.
  • Contact:
    973.267.4351.

All About the Bees

All About the Bees

All Ages.

What’s the buzz about bees? Understand honeybees a bit better, and learn the difference between bees and wasps through activities and fun facts.

  • Date:
    Tuesday, July 11
  • Time:
    3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township.

  • Cost:
    $3 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.635.6629.

Beginner Flower Arranging Workshop

Beginner Flower Arranging Workshop

Always wanted to know how to arrange your flowers more attractively? You’ll learn from Professional floral designer, Marge Hulstrunk, the basic techniques including coordination of design and color, the importance of conditioning, and how to choose a container. Create a traditional, round arrangement to keep. All materials are supplied, but please bring clippers and a box to carry your arrangement home.

  • Date:
    Saturday, July 15
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 Hanover Ave, Morristown.

  • Cost:
    $75 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7600.

Morris County Community Garden Open Gates Weekend

Morris County Community Garden Open Gates Weekend

Discover the beauty and diversity of Morris County’s Community Gardens through the people, plants, and planting techniques that make gardens thrive. You can also learn how to start a community garden in your town. These gardens foster civic engagement, offer support to local food pantries, and enhance quality of life. This program is sponsored by The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

  • Date:
    Saturday, July 15—Sunday, July 16
  • Time:
    Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. & Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Location:

    Community Gardens throughout Morris County.

  • Cost:
    FREE.
  • Contact:
    Visit arboretumfriends.org for detailed information, including maps and directions to the participating gardens.

Meet the Animals

Meet the Animals

All Ages.
Meet and touch LIVE reptiles and insects during this indoor presentation.

  • Date:
    Tuesday, July 18
  • Time:
    3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township.

  • Cost:
    $3 per child age 3 & up.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.635.6629.