Safe Things to Do in MC!

We continue to update you with the goings-on of our 300 members of the Morris County Tourism Bureau.  Our staff is working to bring you the latest ways to stay safe & sane in Morris County.

Recreation:

Morris County Park Commission Update:

Many of the 38 distinct parks, facilities and trails the Park Commission has stewardship responsibility for will reopen this Saturday, May 2nd, with reduced parking and strict social distancing requirements. Restrooms and buildings remain closed, along with athletic facilities, playgrounds and picnic areas. All programs, activities, events and permits are cancelled through May 31st. Find out more here

 

NJ Audubon is closed but their trails are open at 9 Hardscrabble Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924. They also have virtual programming about Earth and World Series of Birding Learn more.

Morris Township Parks & RecreationOffering virtual Yoga, Zumba classes

Morristown-Morris Township Library offers free online Yoga with Munah Hayes.  Yoga Schedule

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum welcomes you to visit their garden located at 45 Macculloch Avenue in Morristown. The gardens are free and open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. They have posted Interactive Home Activities that appeal to “students” of any age at  maccullochhall.org

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms is closed, however, they welcome you to visit their grounds which span 30 acres.  stickleymuseum.org

 

Shopping:

Black River Candy Shoppe is offering candies of all kinds your nostalgic favorites: Buy on line

Embroid MeFully Promoted- is open and taking orders for imprinted promotional items, like tees and mugs and protective masks.  Call George at 973-267-3000 Embroidme

Just Jersey Goods is #JerseyStrong.  Just Jersey stocks products from 250+ local artists and vendors, and offer online shopping and free delivery. Your purchase not only provides you with some much-needed retail therapy but also supports small makers and artisans throughout the state. That’s a Win-Win. Visit them here:  justjersey

Enjou Chocolat located at 8 DeHart St. in Morristown is now open and filling your orders, delivering them curbside.  Their hours are 10 am to 4 pm (Mon-Sat)  Call:  973-993-9090 enjouchocolat

The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum have canceled their annual May Plant Sale.

  Dining:

Interior image of a tray of food at the Minuteman

Fresco Mexican Restuarant – Mention you saw this and get $4 off your bill of $30 or more.  frescomexican.com

Minuteman Smokehouse & Grill: have re-opened, for pick up, but just on the weekends. MMBBQ

Amanti Vino at 60 South Street in Morristown, is offering online ordering for pick-up at curbside or delivery.  They also have a location at 30 Church Street in Montclair.  amantivino

The Artist Baker, located at 14-16 Cattano Avenue, Morristown, is re-opening for curbside pick-up only.  Call: 973-267-5540.

Morris Township List of Open Restaurants.  This list is subject to change.  Morris Township

Morristown List of Open Restaurants.  The Morristown Parking Authority has ceased writing parking tickets to help small business owners. This restaurant list is subject to change.  Morristown

Jersey Girl Brewing Co. located in Hackettstown on Sand Shore Road is taking your beer to go, cans, growlers, and keg orders online. “Craft beer can put a smile on your face.”  jerseygirlbeer

Take-out and Delivery Morristown residents created a Facebook Group called “Morristown Order Out Twice A Week Stimulus Plan” to support local hospitality workers. Visit on Facebook

Chef Fredy’s Table at 78 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, will take your dinner order by phone and have it ready for you at curbside or deliver it to you personally.  They will be open for take-out each day from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. You can call them at 973-538-3330 to order your favorite dishes.

The Madison Hotel’s Rod’s Steak House & Seafood Grille is offering the same service at 1 Convent Road, Morris Township. You can place your order from the Rod’s and Red Dog Tavern menus. ($25 minimum for delivery).  To order from The Madison Hotel call:  973-539-6666.On-line menu

Long Valley Pub &  Brewery and White Birch are also offering take-out and delivery from their menus.  Call 908-876-1122 to order.  Also, they are running a special: ½ price wine and growler refills to go.

Farms:

Ashley Farms is open and taking orders online for curbside pick-up ashleyfarms

Ort Farms is open for online shopping with curbside pick-up ortfarms

The Totten Family Farm, located at 442 Naughright Road, Long Valley, has quality grass-fed beef, and pork, as well as honey, milk, and farm-fresh eggs. They also offer a wide variety of CBD products formulated by Dr. Totten. Their weekly hours can be found on their Instagram and Facebook pages. Message them on social media, or give them a call at 908-850-0555. tottenfamilyfarm.com

Stony Hill Farms, located at 8 State Road 24 in Chester is opening a farm stand for curbside grocery pick up only.  Call 908-879-2908 or visit stonyhillfarms.com

Alstede Farms in Chester is open every day with extended hours from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. While their special events and programs are suspended, you can still stop by their farm stand for great produce and other products. They also offer curbside pick-up. Call them at 908-879-7189 or go to AlstedeFarms.com

Wightman’s Farms at 1111 Mt. Kemble Ave is open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and offering delivery or curbside pickup. Free delivery within 5 miles and $10 beyond that up to 12 miles. $50 minimum order. The basics plus fresh produce, pies, artisan foods. Call 973-425-9819 or go to Wightman’s Farms They have a downloadable grocery order form on their website.  Each day they will take orders beginning at 8 am online only until they get to 60 orders.

History, Arts and Culture:

Harmonium Choral Society has a wide range of music videos on their YouTube channels that will lift your spirits including the world premiere of The Children of All Others by Harmonium composer-in-residence Mark Andrew Miller- listen hear
Historic Marker about the Irish in Morristown

The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms has free content on their website (both cooking and family craft activities). The link to the seminar registration is here: Click here/

From the National Park Service:  Have a look at all these Activities you can do from home!

Morristown and Morris Township Library is requesting submissions on your 2020 Pandemic Quarantine experiences.  Write up and submit a 1,500 or less word essay.  It won’t be graded!  Submit your essay

 Morristown and Morris Township Library encourages you to use their free subscription genealogy websites and other online databases to work on your family tree.  You’ll need a library card though.  Link to online services

Black Maria Film Festival will be held this year online and for free.  Watch 100 films ranging from one to twenty minutes, the best in indie filmmaking.  The films will run throughout the pandemic.  Fairleigh Dickinson University is a sponsor, along with the Thomas Edison Media Arts Consortium.  Film Festival

Whippany Railway Museum has canceled all excursion rides. Contact them for refunds Whippany Railway Museu 

Morris Arts has postponed their annual fundraiser “Great Conversations” to October 8, 2020.

Morris Arts’ The Gallery at 14 Maple has now posted its latest exhibition “Vanishing Worlds”.  Morris Arts Show

The Growing Stage is providing TGS TV: Online Creative Arts, so you can add the theatre and arts to your home-schooling schedule.  You’ll find resources for growing, playing and learning. Growing Stage

Opera at Florham is posting its past live performances by young professional opera singers, and posting videos regularly on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Their fall schedule should be out soon.  Past Events

The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey is posting from time to time.  Take their March 25th Opera Quiz.  Watch 10 video clips and try to guess the Opera, Composer, Character.  New Symphony Quiz this week. Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey

Mansion in May is now Splendor in September  Get updates here

Centenary Stage Company will present the beloved musical “Forever Plaid” this summer from July 9 until July 19.  Tickets are on sale now. Visit Centenary Stage

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s box office is open, but only by phone or email.  Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte is celebrating her 30th Anniversary this year and, from time to time, is making entries into her Anniversary Diary with special guest diarists.  Check out their delightful posts at shakespearenj.org

Loyola Jesuit Center has suspended in-person retreats and programs, however, they continue to provide the community with spiritual comfort through “Pray As You Stay”.  Seven days a week at noon they offer the Rosary and at 6:30 pm the Stations of the Cross.  Dial-In at: (646) 769-9900 Conference ID: 07960#  loyola.org

The Folk Project  Enjoy their YouTube channels Horses Sing None of It and Folk Project Video.  Also, check their Facebook page for free live streaming concerts on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:00 pm. folkproject

The New Jersey Festival Orchestra has canceled its programming, gala fundraiser and house tour.  To donate or exchange your tickets, their remote box office is open at [email protected]

The Morris Museum has very interesting videos to enjoy at home with your family.  For example, the third installment of A Cache of Kinetic Art explores the fascinating world of Tiny Intricacies.  Exhibition catalogs for Tiny Intricacies, as well as the previous two kinetic shows in this series, are available from the Museum Shop at https://morrismuseum.org/museum-shop/

The Morris County Tourism Bureau encourages you to virtually get outside and walk around Morristown. Download our Historic Morristown Walking Tour and enjoy a walk while learning local history. The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Morristown one of a “Dozen Distinctive U.S. Destinations” Find it here

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts offers At Homes Resources and they are providing coloring sheets, games, recipes and more.  Their at-home website will be updated regularly.  Find it here

Glassworks Studio, 151 South Street in Morristown, is a make-your-own-glass art studio that is offering Glass to Go Kits.  If you call ahead 24 hours in advance, you can pick-up all the material you need to create a glass project at home.  Call 973-656-0880 or check out their website umakeglass.com

MPAC has suspended all programs. However, the box office is working to serve patrons and re-schedule shows.  Read their update with important info for ticket holders.  MPAC  MPAC has also posted Virtual Arts for the public’s enjoyment.  Get the best in music, theatre, authors and speakers, dance, the visual arts and virtual tours at:  Music and More

Virtual Museum tours and concerts at this great website so you can get your “culture fix”.  It’s full of wonderful resources for the whole family to enjoy. Click here  

Morristown National Historical Park is closed, as are all the National Parks.  You are invited to follow the Park on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Learn more about the collections on their blog spot accessible through their website. nps.gov/morr. You can also learn about George Washington and the Continental Army in Morristown during the American Revolution. Go to YouTube.com to see the park’s movie: Morristown: Where America Survived Full Program HD

National Park Service has some great online content, including their Sound Gallery.  NPS Sound Gallery

Morris County Libraries are closed, however, their staffs are standing by, providing useful information and good reads.  They have free downloads to your device from their Cloud Library app.  They will answer your questions and provide advice at  https://mclib.info/

Morris Animal Inn- calico cat sitting on a cat bed

Services:

The Morristown & Morris Township Library:  Is offering  online programs: For Kids, Teachers and Parents, see: https://mmtlibrary.org/kids/  For Teens: https://mmtlibrary.org/teens/

Visiting Nurse Association of Northern NJ (VNA) Keep up to date with the entire spectrum home health care  services they offer at this time: http://www.vnannj.org

AAA with tips for “traveling” from your home.  AAA

The Morris Animal Inn has essential staff to care for pets.  They can accommodate requests for first Responders, Essential Workers, Healthcare Workers, and any dog or cat parent who might have an emergency.  Call: 973-539-0377 or email [email protected]

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2 comments on “Safe Things to Do in MC!
  1. Paul Rosen says:

    Got this link from my wife today, and I wanted to thank you for the gentle tap on my shoulder, the clear information, and your reach out to your neighbors. We will get through this.

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