Special Events

Friday Night Skate

Friday Night Skate

Looking for something exciting to do this Friday Night? Come to Mennen Sports Arena!
DJ Earl creates an atmosphere of celebration as you skate to your favorite tunes. Gather your friends and meet on the ice every Friday night for skating, arcade games, and yummy treats from the snack bar. 
Friday Night Skate with DJ Earl will be offered every Friday through April 2017.

  • Date:
  • Time:
    8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Location:

    Mennen Sports Arena, 161 Hanover Avenue, Morris Township

  • Cost:
    $8 admission, $4 skate rental
  • Contact:
    973.326.7651

Winter Fun throughout Morris County Parks

Winter Fun throughout Morris County Parks

You don’t have to travel far to enjoy winter fun like sledding, ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing…it’s all right here in Morris County.
 

Click here for a chart of all winter recreation activities in Morris County Parks.

For the most up-to-date ICE SKATING conditions at Central Park of Morris County's inline rinks, click here.

  • Date:
  • Time:
    Sunrise to Dusk
  • Location:

    Morris County Parks

  • Cost:
    FREE. Fee for guided snowshoe hikes and snowshoe rentals at Pyramid Mountain NHA.
  • Contact:
    Mennen Sports Arena (indoor ice skating) 973.326.7651. Pyramid Mountain (guided snowshoeing & snowshoe rentals) 973.334.3130. Central Park of Morris County (outdoor ice skating) click link above for up-to-date conditions. ALL other Winter Recreation inquiries, please call 973.326.7616.

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Gather family and friends, and head to the beautiful Frelinghuysen Arboretum for an exhilarating winter scavenger hunt through the arboretum’s expansive gardens and grounds. Take a photo of every item and get a prize!  

Every Saturday & Sunday in  February & March.

  • Date:
    Saturday, February 25—Friday, March 31
  • Time:
    Anytime between 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township

  • Cost:
    $10 per family, cash only.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7603

Baby and Me Hike

Baby and Me Hike

Winter is the perfect time of year to bundle up, put your baby your baby in a backpack, and explore one of the many Morris County area trails. All adults are welcome.

Tuesday, March 21:      Scherman Hoffman Sanctuary, Bernardsville
Tuesday, March 28:      Kay Environmental Center, Chester Twp.
Tuesday, April 4:         Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, Montville Twp.
Tuesday, April 11:       Hacklebarney State Park, Chester Twp.  
Tuesday, April 18:       Hedden Park, Dover  
Tuesday, April 25:       Dismal Harmony, Mendham Twp.  

 

  • Date:
    Tuesday, March 21—Tuesday, April 25
  • Time:
    9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Location:

    Location changes each hike, see list above.

  • Cost:
    $2 per adult
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.635.6629.

Creating an Inviting Garden with Style

Creating an Inviting Garden with Style

 Renowned landscape artist Susan Cohan, APLD, is known for her artisanal details, creative use of traditional materials, and fine craftsmanship. Join Susan to learn about various garden styles in this easy to follow style-primer that helps you identify what your garden is, and what it can be.

  • Date:
    Sunday, March 26
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township

  • Cost:
    $18 per person
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7603

Family Science Day: Frogs & Toads

Family Science Day: Frogs & Toads

All Ages with an adult.

Learn about frogs and toads while rotating through hands-on activity stations designed to challenge families to work together to make new discoveries. 

  • Date:
    Tuesday, March 28
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location:

      Pyramid Mountain NHA, Intersection of Mars Court & Boonton Avenue, Montville Township

  • Cost:
    $8 per child age 5 & up and $5 per child age 3 & 4.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.334.3130.

Opening Day at Historic Sites

Opening Day at Historic Sites

The 2017 season brings the new programs and events, as well as your favorite ones to three historic sites. 

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm: April through June: Open Tuesday - Saturday. Experience farm and domestic life during the early 20th century. Visit the farm animals, including horses, cows, sheep, and pigs. Tour the farmer’s home and the mansion, The Willows. See the antique cars at the Transportation Exhibit.

Historic Speedwell: April through June. Open Tuesday - Saturday. Discover the ‘Birthplace of the Telegraph’ and experience life during the early years of the Industrial Revolution. Enjoy the many programs, including the family backpack activities, crafts, and a curator’s tour. Visit the new interactive museum.

Cooper Gristmill: April through June. Open Saturdays only. Be amazed as your watch the massive waterwheel run the machinery to grind grain seeds into flour. You will never look at bread the same way.

  • Date:
    Saturday, April 1
  • Time:
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township; Historic Speedwell 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown; Cooper Gristmill 66 County Road 513, Chester Township.

  • Cost:
    Admission Fees.
  • Contact:
    Info@morrisparks.net.

Tour The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Tour The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Tour the majestic jewel of Morris County, The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, and its magnificent gardens and grounds with a knowledgeable tour guide. Get the inside information on the history of the property and its gardens, as well as the historic mansion.

Sundays: April 2, May 7 & June 4

  • Date:
    Sunday, April 2—Sunday, June 4
  • Time:
    2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township

  • Cost:
    $3 per person
  • Contact:
    973.326.7603

Frog Jamboree

Frog Jamboree

Spring has sprung and the spring peepers and wood frogs are calling from the vernal pools. Learn about these two frogs while listening to their chorus.

Monday, April 3 & Tuesday, April 11

April 3: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  April 11: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.  

  • Date:
    Monday, April 3—Tuesday, April 11
  • Time:
  • Location:

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

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

Support Historic Speedwell by Shopping at Whole Foods

Support Historic Speedwell by Shopping at Whole Foods

On Tuesday, April 4 Whole Foods Market makes supporting Fosterfields Living Historical Farm as easy as buying groceries! From 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Whole Foods Market of Morristown & Madison will donate 5% of NET SALES to Fosterfields.
Please help by spreading the word, and make this fundraising opportunity an enormous SUCCESS!

  • Date:
    Tuesday, April 4
  • Time:
    8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Location:

    Whole Foods Market Morristown, 110 Washington Street, Morristown & Whole Foods Market Madison, 222 Main Street, Madison

  • Cost:
    FREE to attend.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7600

Plant Sale PREVIEW

Plant Sale PREVIEW

Take a sneak preview to discover what is new and exciting at the 22nd Annual Plant Sale. The preview highlights a long list of fabulous plant picks that will all be sold at the upcoming Plant Sale. Attendees can preorder a number of featured plants.

  • Date:
    Wednesday, April 5
  • Time:
    7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township

  • Cost:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7603

Paranormal Evenings at Historic Speedwell!

Paranormal Evenings at Historic Speedwell!

Come and experience the phenomenon frequently known as ‘ghost hunting,’ led by Specter Seekers Paranormal Society, a group with over 25 years of paranormal experience, to examine the historic 1790s Vail House. Discover paranormal techniques and use investigative tools to conduct readings.This program is designed for participants ages 16 and older.

  • Date:
    Saturday, April 8
  • Time:
    7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m
  • Location:

    Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown

  • Cost:
    $45 per person. All programs are rain or shine, no refunds.
  • Contact:
    To register, https://tinyurl.com/paranormalregitrationVail. For information, 973.631.5077 or khumphreys@morrisparks.net.

Luck O’ the Farm: Irish Farmhands and House Servants

Luck O’ the Farm: Irish Farmhands and House Servants

Explore the life of an Irish immigrant working at Fosterfields Farm. Help with spring planting and barnyard chores, and lend a hand the annual spring cleaning at The Willows. Take a wagon raide around the Farm.  Immerse yourself in Irish culture through dancing, music, and interactive activities.

  • Date:
    Saturday, April 22
  • Time:
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $8 per adult, $7 per senior (65+), $6 per child age 4 - 16, and $4 per child age 2 & 3. FREE for children under age 2.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7645$8 per adult, $7 per senior (65+), $6 per child age 4 - 16, and $4 per child.

All-County Garage Sale - Calling all VENDORS!

All-County Garage Sale - Calling all VENDORS!

Do you have a basement or attic full of intersting collectables, vintage goods, and unique finds? Ready to lighten the load and make money? Register to become a vendor at Morris County’s All-County Garage Sale.

  • Date:
    Saturday, April 29
  • Time:
    9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    Mennen Sports Arena, 161 Hanover Avenue, Morris Township, NJ.

  • Cost:
    $75 for a 10’ x 10’ space
  • Contact:
    973.285. 6550