Special Events

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

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.

Art in the Garden

Art in the Garden

Ages 9 - 13.

Explore different art techniques to capture the beauty of the natural world, and create masterpieces in this six-week series. 

Tuesdays: July 11 - August 15

  • Date:
    Tuesday, July 11—Tuesday, August 15
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave, Morristown.

  • Cost:
    $60 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.631.5004.

Meet the Servants at The Willows

Meet the Servants at The Willows

During a special hands-on guided tour, learn about the domestic help at the Foster home, The Willows, during the WWI era. Help the maid with some household chores, and assist in prepping the historic foods for the cook to bake in the wood-burning cook stove.

  • Date:
    Saturday, July 29
  • Time:
    1 p.m. & 2 p.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    $6 per adult, $5 per senior, $4 per child age 4-16, $2 per child age 2 & 3, FREE per child under age 2.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7645.

WWI Farmerette in the Garden

WWI Farmerette in the Garden

Help a Women’s Land Army Farmerette tend the garden and harvest vegetables.

  • Date:
    Saturday, July 29
  • Time:
    10:30 a.m. - 12 noon.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    $6 per adult, $5 per senior, $4 per child age 4-16, $2 per child age 2 & 3, FREE per child under age 2.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7645.

1880s Music Day at Milltown

1880s Music Day at Milltown

Enjoy an interactive program reminiscent of musical events performed in Milltown over a century ago. Join the musicians by playing fiddlesticks, and animating dancing puppets called limber jacks.

  • Date:
    Saturday, July 29
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Cooper Gristmill, 65 CR-513, Chester.

  • Cost:
    FREE. Donations appreciated.
  • Contact:
    908.879.5463.

National Night Out

National Night Out

FREE food, FREE entertainment, FREE ice skating, and giveaways! Explore a variety of emergency vehicles: fire trucks, police motorcycles, squad cars, ambulances, all-terrain and military vehicles, and more. Join the Morris County Park Police and over 40 law enforcement and community agencies for an evening of awareness and fun.

  • Date:
    Tuesday, August 1
  • Time:
    5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location:

    Mennen Sports Arena, 161 Hanover Avenue, Morris Township

  • Cost:
    FREE!
  • Contact:
    973.326.7654.

Campout on the Beach

Campout on the Beach

Start with swimming, boating, and Wibit fun! Then, under the stars, enjoy a campfire, storytelling, and s’mores at this overnight event. Breakfast, provided by Whole Foods Market, is served beachside, too!

(Rain date Saturday, August 5)

  • Date:
    Friday, August 4—Saturday, August 5
  • Time:
    7 p.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    $45 per family.
  • Contact:
    Registration required. For info and to register, call 973.326.7616.

Intermediate Flower Arranging Workshop: Part 1

Intermediate Flower Arranging Workshop: Part 1

Professional floral designer, Marge Hulstrunk, teaches those who have some floral arranging experience, but would like to hone their skills. She demonstrates several designs, and you can make a one-sided, fan shaped arrangement to keep. Bring clippers and a box to carry your arrangement home. All other materials are supplied.

  • Date:
    Saturday, August 5
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave, Morristown.

  • Cost:
    $75 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7601.

Jr. Engineer Day

Jr. Engineer Day

Dig into S.T.E.A.M., and be an engineer for a day with exciting hands-on activities. Learn how to use science, technology, and mathematics to solve everyday problems.

  • Date:
    Saturday, August 5
  • Time:
    2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown.

  • Cost:
    $7 per adult, $6 per senior, $5 per child age 4 - 16, FREE per child under age 4.
  • Contact:
    973.285.6537.

Wash and Wear Sheep

Wash and Wear Sheep

Help the farmers wash lambs that were born in the spring.

  • Date:
    Sunday, August 6
  • Time:
    1 p.m. & 2 p.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    $6 per adult, $5 per senior, $4 per child age 4-16, $2 per child age 2 & 3, FREE per child under age 2.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7645.

Zucchini-Palooza

Zucchini-Palooza

All Ages.
In honor of ‘National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day,’ celebrate this versatile vegetable with an afternoon of zucchini-themed fun. Enjoy Zucchini Car Races, Squash Toss Games, garden scavenger hunts, and more!

  • Date:
    Sunday, August 6
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave, Morristown.

  • Cost:
    $2 per person.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7601.

Geology of the Northern Highlands Hike: Moderate

Geology of the Northern Highlands Hike: Moderate

Ages 7 & Up.

Hike through history as we relive the formation of the Northern Highlands, and discover the local geology of Pyramid Mountain.

  • Date:
    Sunday, August 6
  • Time:
    10 a.m. - 12 noon.
  • Location:

    Pyramid Mountain, 472 Boonton Avenue, Montville Township.

  • Cost:
    $1 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.334.3130.

Bear Rock Hike: Moderate

Bear Rock Hike: Moderate

Ages 16 & Up.

Head out with a guide to view this glacial erratic wonder. Learn how this giant rock got here and the unique geology of the area.

  • Date:
    Saturday, August 12
  • Time:
    9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Location:

    Pyramid Mountain, 472a Boonton Ave, Boonton.

  • Cost:
    $1 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.334.3130.

Corn Muffin Baking

Corn Muffin Baking

All Ages with an adult.

Make corn muffins using cornmeal ground at the Gristmill. While the muffins are baking, tour the Gristmill.

  • Date:
    Saturday, August 12
  • Time:
    11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
  • Location:

    Cooper Gristmill, 66 State Route 24, Chester.

  • Cost:
    $10 per family; Friends members $5.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration by August 9 is required. To register, 908.879.5463.

Family I-Spy Walks

Family I-Spy Walks

Explore the Arboretum gardens using a different tool each month and discover new ways of looking at flowers, trees, and other living things. Tour the vegetable gardens and learn to use a scale to measure weight and volume of produce.

  • Date:
    Saturday, August 12
  • Time:
    2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave, Morristown.

  • Cost:
    $2 per person age 5 & up.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7601.

Exploring Paranormal

Exploring Paranormal

Don’t miss out on this haunting lecture! Spend the evening exploring the paranormal with Specter Seekers Paranormal Society's Founder, Frank Rigillo, a 25 year veteran paranormal investigator, who is discussing the science of ghost hunting. Learn the different methods and equipment used during an investigation, and check out real ghost hunting equipment.

  • Date:
    Wednesday, August 16
  • Time:
    7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    $15 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, visit tinyurl.com/ParanormalLecture or call 973.631.5077.

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: August 21 *SOLD OUT*, September 18 *SOLD OUT*, & October 23.

  • Date:
    Monday, August 21
  • Time:
    2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

     Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morristown.

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