You’re Home…We’re Here
We have entered Week Three of our “isolation” and we continue to update YOU with the goings-on of the nearly 300 members of the Morris County Tourism Bureau. We’ve all learned how to Zoom, purchase and sanitize our groceries, and wash our hands properly. Our staff is working from home to bring you the latest and greatest ways to stay safe and sane in Morris County. Our information categories include: Recreation, Dining, Farms, History/Arts/Culture, Shopping, and Services. Things do change, so we encourage you to “call ahead”.
Luckily, we live in Morris County, filled with beautiful parks, trails, lakes and babbling brooks. While keeping your social distance, get outside alone or with your family to experience nature.
The Morris County Park Commission stands ready to serve the residents of Morris County. With over 20,000 acres of parkland and 38 distinct park facilities, they are trying to keep many of their sites open to the public. At this point in time, the grounds and trails are open for passive recreation only, and you must practice social distancing. Check their website for daily updates at morrisparks.net.
Read their March 26 Park details here
Morristown National Historical Park is closed to the public. The access gates to Jockey Hollow, the Brigade/Cross Estate and Gardens and Fort Nonsense are closed. 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
READER’S CORNER: The movie is based on the John T. Cunningham book of the same name which can be ordered online. Mr. Cunningham wrote over 50 books about New Jersey history. If you read or watch the movie and have questions, send them to [email protected] and we will try to respond. Interested in John T. Cunningham, New Jersey’s historian? Read about him in the Newark History Society’s archives in a collection of articles entitled “Newark Remembers John T. Cunningham”
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
Hacklebarney State Park is open, as are all state parks and forests, for walking, hiking and biking only.
New: Embroid Me
is open and taking orders for imprinted promotional items. 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
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
Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum have canceled their annual May Plant Sale.
New: 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
New: The Artist Baker, located at 14 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 are available now that restaurants are closed. 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 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.
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.
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. 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.
History, Arts and Culture:
New: Morris Arts’ The Gallery at 14 Maple has now posted its latest exhibition “Vanishing Worlds”. Morris Arts Show
New: 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
New: 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
New: 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. Answers will be available on April 1st.
New: Mansion in May is now Splendor in September Get updates here
New: 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
New: 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 is closed at least through the end of April. Please enjoy their YouTube channels Horses Sing None of It and Folk Project Video. Also, check their website for free live streaming concerts 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, defined as objects measuring one square foot or smaller. In addition to exhibiting eighteen contemporary pieces, juxtaposed are several examples of “precious smalls” from the Murtogh D. Guinness Collection. 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
One of our members (thank you!) sent along this great website so you can get your “culture fix”. It’s full of great resources for the whole family to enjoy, including virtual museum tours and concerts. Click here
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/
New: 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]