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Jockey Hollow Grand Encampment 2019

Jockey Hollow 580 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown

Date: Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, 2019 Location: Jockey Hollow -- Wick House and orchard area Time: 10 am to 4 pm (both days) The event is FREE Join us for our annual encampment weekend!


Mother’s Day at Willowwood Arboretum *

Willowwood Arboretum 300 Longview Road, Chester Township

This event does not appear to be happening in 2021.   Tour of beautiful gardens at Willowwood Arboretum. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the Willowwood Foundation, and purchase lilac seedlings to plant at home or give to Mom. Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019 Time: 12 noon - 4 p.m. Location: Willowwood Arboretum, 300 Longview Road,...


Chester Railroad Extravaganza at Cooper Gristmill

Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24, Chester

Join this special celebration honoring the 1800s Chester Railroad on Saturday, June 15 at Cooper Gristmill. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy hands-on activities, guided walks along the former railroad bed, history of train displays, and model train sets on display. The cost is $3 per adult, $2 per senior, and $1 per child...


National Night Out in Morris Township

Mennen Arena 161 Hanover Ave, Morris Township

Tuesday, August 6 National Night Out FREE food, entertainment, ice skating, and giveaways! Join the Morris County Park Police, and over 40 law enforcement and community agencies for an evening of awareness and fun. Explore a variety of emergency vehicles: fire trucks, police motorcycles, squad cars, ambulances, all-terrain vehicles, and more! Time: 5 p.m. -...


Special Events at Cooper Gristmill

Cooper Gristmill 66 State Route 24, Chester

Saturday, September 14 National Milling Day Celebrate Oliver Evans’ 264th birthday, a famous 1780s inventor. Evans created the first automatic flour mill and many other machines, including an amphibious barge. See some of Evans’ inventions at work in the Cooper Gristmill, decorate the ‘happy birthday’ poster, and try out some simple machines and puzzles. Time:...


Arbor Day Celebration at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum 353 Hanover Ave, Morris Township

As this event was cancelled for 2020, we are awaiting a 2021 date. Celebrate Arbor Day with New Jersey’s largest living things- trees. Learn how to plant, identify, and appreciate our local trees. Take a tour of the Arboretum’s Big Trees, do a tree craft, and take home some seedlings to grow in your own...


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