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

Grow Your Groceries: Culinary Herbs

Grow Your Groceries: Culinary Herbs

This series features Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gardener Jeanne Lardino, and Chef and Master Gardener Cynthia Triolo. Jeanne focuses on growing techniques, varieties, pest and disease management, and harvesting. Cynthia prepares dishes using the veggies for tasting, while focusing on storage, and cooking methods. Recipes accompany the talk. This program is eligible for 1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

  • Date:
    Saturday, August 19
  • Time:
    10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $15 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7601.

Lace Creations

Lace Creations

Watch the nimble fingers of the Lost Art Lacers of North Jersey as they perform the centuries-old arts of bobbin lace-making and tatting. Try your hand at bobbin lacing.

  • Date:
    Saturday, August 19
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Cooper Gristmill, 65 CR-513, Chester Township.

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

Homemade Watercolors

Homemade Watercolors

Be a scientist AND an artist as you use natural ingredients to create your paints.

  • Date:
    Saturday, August 19
  • 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.

Sunset Hike

Sunset Hike

Ages 16 & Up.

Savor the last bit of the weekend with a hike to the ridgeline and enjoy the sunset.

  • Date:
    Sunday, August 20
  • Time:
    7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Pyramid Mountain, 472a Boonton Ave, Boonton Township.

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

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, Morris Township.

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

Creepy Crawlies

Creepy Crawlies

Ages 7 - 10.

Learn where insects live and the signs they leave behind during an outdoor, hands-on insect study.

  • Date:
    Tuesday, August 22
  • Time:
    2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location:

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

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

Be Bear Aware

Be Bear Aware

All Ages.

As autumn nears, learn how black bears in New Jersey prepare for winter and how we can safely co-exist with these wild neighbors.

  • Date:
    Tuesday, August 22
  • Time:
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • 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.

You Say Tomato

You Say Tomato

Ages 6 - 10.

Harvest, taste, create art, and play games with the garden favorite, the Jersey Tomato.

  • Date:
    Thursday, August 24
  • Time:
    9 a.m. - 12 noon.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $8 per child.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7601.

Industrial Crafts Day

Industrial Crafts Day

Discover early industrial crafts with awesome hands-on activities and demonstrations by a blacksmith, tinsmith, tin piercers, weavers, and spinners. Crafters will have handmade pieces available for purchase.

  • Date:
    Saturday, August 26
  • Time:
    12 noon - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Cooper Gristmill, 65 CR-513, Chester Township.

  • Cost:
    Suggested donation is $3 per adult, $2 per senior (65+), $1 per child age 4 - 16. FREE per child under age 4.
  • Contact:
    908.879.5463.

Intermediate Flower Arranging Workshop: Part 2

Intermediate Flower Arranging Workshop: Part 2

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 topiary design arrangement to take home. Bring clippers and a box to carry your arrangement home. All other materials are supplied.

  • Date:
    Saturday, August 26
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave, Morris Township.

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

Ice Cream ‘Sunday’

Ice Cream ‘Sunday’

Get cranking as you lend a hand churning a special recipe until it becomes ice cream.

  • Date:
    Sunday, August 27
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 2:30 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.

Upcycle Sunday-Rags

Upcycle Sunday-Rags

Get the most out of your things, just like in days of old.  Upcycle rags into useful items, and keep them out of the landfill.

  • Date:
    Sunday, August 27
  • 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.

Yoga for Nature Kids

Yoga for Nature Kids

Ages 2 - 6 with an adult.

In this indoor/outdoor program, little ones learn yoga-like poses and movements to represent the animals and plants around them. A walk on the trails and children’s literature complement the poses.

  • Date:
    Wednesday, August 30
  • Time:
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Location:

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

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

Explore the Farm Wagon Ride

Explore the Farm Wagon Ride

Board the open-air wagon for a leisurely ride around the historic farm.

  • Date:
    Saturday, September 2
  • Time:
    10:15 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.

First Sunday Tour of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum

First Sunday Tour of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Meet in the lobby of the Haggerty Education Center for a tour of the grounds of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Learn the history and enjoy the beauty of this exceptional horticultural site with a guide. Every month, gain a different perspective as the gardens change through the seasons. Please wear sturdy walking shoes.

  • Date:
    Sunday, September 3
  • Time:
    2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $3 per person. Exact change, please.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7601.

Nature Tots & Tykes: Summer Scavenger Hunt

Nature Tots & Tykes: Summer Scavenger Hunt

Ages 2 - 5 with an adult.

Enjoy a story read aloud, a guided walk, and a craft that celebrate nature during the warm summer days.

  • Date:
    Tuesday, September 5
  • Time:
    10 a.m. -11 a.m.
  • Location:

    Pyramid Mountain, 472a Boonton Ave, Boonton Township.

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

Outdoor Skills: Backpacking Basics

Outdoor Skills: Backpacking Basics

Ages 10 - 15.

Satisfy the appetites for adventure while learning wilderness and survival skills. This class focuses on skills and helpful tips for backpacking, including what to bring, how to pack, and how to hike safely.

Saturday, September 9 & Wednesday, September 20

  • Date:
    Saturday, September 9—Wednesday, September 20
  • Time:
    Saturday: 10 a.m. - 12 noon., Wednesday: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    $10 per child, per class.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.635.6629.

Edible Flowers, a Global History

Edible Flowers, a Global History

Why would anyone want to eat flowers? Author, Constance Kirker’s new book, written with her sister, Mary Newman, is a comprehensive look at this fascinating subject. Ms. Kirker discusses the use of flowers as a tasty ingredient in a variety of cuisines throughout history. Light refreshments and a book signing follow the lecture.

  • Date:
    Sunday, September 10
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $20 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7601.

The Victorian Secret: From Outwear the Underwear

The Victorian Secret: From Outwear the Underwear

For centuries, women were willing to go through torturous processes just to get dressed. Experience a fashion show featuring models dressed in gorgeous period clothing, and discuss the unpleasant process of wearing some of history’s most controversial undergarments, including tight corsets, massive crinolines, bum-rolls, and bustles.

  • Date:
    Sunday, September 10
  • Time:
    Each hour from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    The Frelinghuysen Arboretum Mansion, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $7 per adult, $6 per senior, $5 per child.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.328.6550.

Evening Canoe Paddle

Evening Canoe Paddle

Ages 12 & Up. 

Enjoy a leisurely late summer paddle. Canoes, life vests, and paddles are provided. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Register today - space is limited! Canoe skills course is a prerequisite for this program.

  • Date:
    Wednesday, September 13
  • Time:
    5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Location:

    Split Rock Reservoir, 420 Splitrock Road, Rockaway Twp.

  • Cost:
    $20 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.334.3130.

1920s Country Fair & Harvest Festival

1920s Country Fair & Harvest Festival

Come one, come all to the 1920s Country Fair & Harvest Festival. Enjoy a fun-filled day of wagon-rides, farm animals, live music, exhibits, old-fashioned games, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and food or purchase. Fun for the entire family!

Friends members are half price with a current membership card.

  • Date:
    Sunday, September 17
  • Time:
    12 noon - 5 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.

Fly by Night!: Bat Presentation and Evening Walk

Fly by Night!: Bat Presentation and Evening Walk

Ages 8 & Up.

Join us for an update and discussion on the bats of North America, including the latest news about White Nose Syndrome. Finish up with a walk on the trails searching for bats using an echolocation device.

  • Date:
    Tuesday, September 19
  • Time:
    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Pyramid Mountain, 472a Boonton Ave, Boonton Township.

  • Cost:
    $6 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.334.3130.

Epistles & Erasures: The Poetry of Address &What Is Unsaid

Epistles & Erasures: The Poetry of Address &What Is Unsaid

Join 2017 Honoree Artist, Emari DiGiorgio, in this craft talk and writing workshop to learn a brief history of the epistolary poem (the letter as poem), try your hand at two guided writing exercises, and share your work informally. Workshop open to all levels.

  • Date:
    Saturday, September 23
  • Time:
    2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave, Morristown.

  • Cost:
    $30 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/SpeedwellMasterClass2017 or call 973.285.6537