Looking for the perfect way to start the summer? Relax on the gracious lawns of the Giralda Farms (the former Dodge estate) and enjoy a program of light classics performed by the renowned New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. At the same time, guests can picnic (and possibly win lavish picnic prizes for the most inventive picnics), enjoy a wonderful art/fine crafts show and sale, sample various food trucks (including an antique ice cream truck), participate in family/children’s arts activities, or just sit back and enjoy spending time with friends and family.
Happily, weather is not a concern at all. Thanks to the Morris County Park Commission, our rainsite at the Mennen Arena, 161 East Hanover Ave., Morristown offers the same, full experience of the Giralda Music & Arts Festival as you would have outdoors – but in dry, air conditioned comfort. Check out photos from last year’s event, the first time stormy weather moved Giralda to Mennen. The space worked beautifully. People brought lawn chairs, enjoyed picnics, the art show and sale, family activities and, of course, the concert!
In keeping with Giralda tradition, there will be very generous prizes for the most inventive picnics and the fabulous 50/50 raffle, which nets some lucky person a big cash prize (often over $1,000)! So, invite that special someone, friends, family, neighbors, club members or college chums to share a picnic and help support the important work of Morris Arts, which has been building community through the arts for 46 years.
Under the baton of one of Chile’s most prominent orchestral conductors, José Luis Domínguez, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s Giralda program will feature concert, theater and dance music from Leonard Bernstein, Joe Pablo Moncayo, Astor Piazzolla, Florence Price, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin.
Time: Gates open at 4pm for activities and picnics (no pets, no BBQ’s, no smoking). The concert starts at 6pm.
Location: Giralda Farms, Dodge Drive and Madison Ave. (Rt. 124), Madison, NJ 07940
Rainsite: Mennen Arena, 161 East Hanover Ave., Morristown (Doors open at 4pm for activities (no pets, no BBQ’s, no smoking ). The concert starts at 6pm.
Tickets: (take advantage of lower pricing for advance tickets!)
In advance: Adults: $18 adults (over 12); Children: $4; under 4, free. (Group sales, 10 or more) $15
At the gate: Adults: $25 adults (over 12); Children: $5; under 4, free.
Advance Tickets can be purchased at:
-Morris Arts online at www.morrisarts.org or (973) 285-5115, x15
-Kings Food Markets (Morristown and Chatham)
-Gary’s Wine and Marketplace (Madison)
Individuals needing special assistance or accommodation should contact Kaity De Laura (973) 285-5115, x 14 or [email protected] at least 14 days prior to the event to ensure appropriate arrangements.
In the event of uncertain weather, please check the website www.morrisarts.org or call (973) 285-5115 AFTER 12 pm on the day of the concert for the latest updates.