Special Events

Summer Camp Registration

Summer Camp Registration

Looking for a fun, unique experience for your child this summer? Check out our wide range of action-packed and memorable summer camps for kids with a variety of interests. These popular programs fill up FAST, so register today!

Click here to learn more.

  • Date:
    Wednesday, April 3—Saturday, June 1
  • Time:
    Varies based on camp.
  • Location:

    Varies based on camp.

  • Cost:
    Varies based on camp.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7600.

Check Out the Spring 2019 Edition of Pathways!

Check Out the Spring 2019 Edition of Pathways!

For family fun events in Morris County April - June 2019 - it's all right here!

  • Date:
    Wednesday, April 3—Sunday, June 30
  • Time:
    Varies based on program.
  • Location:

    Varies based on program.

  • Cost:
    Varies based on program.

Friday Night Skate with DJ Earl

Friday Night Skate with DJ Earl

Your weekend plans are here! Meet your friends on the ice at Mennen Sports Arena every Friday night from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m., and skate the night away to today’s top hits.

Every Friday night, now through April.

  • Date:
    Friday, April 5—Friday, April 26
  • Time:
    8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Location:

    161 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $9 per person.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7651.

Little Farm Friends

Little Farm Friends

Ages 3 - 5.

Enjoy a beautiful Saturday morning at Fosterfields! Learn about life on the farm and how to take care of the animals. Collect eggs, plant your own garden, and visit the friendly horses and cows. Select Saturdays: April 6 - June 15. Each one-hour session features a unique theme:

April 6: Sheep
April 20: Eggs to Chicks
May 4: Baby Animals
May 18: Horses & Carriages
June 1: Gardens
June 15: Cows

  • Date:
    Saturday, April 6—Saturday, June 15
  • Time:
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $8 per parent/child pair, $4 per additional siblings, or $45 for the series of 6 classes.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, e-mail AHartley-Kong@morrisparks.net.

Morris County Park Palooza

Morris County Park Palooza

Enjoy 20+ food trucks, a biergarten offering hand-crafted beers, live music featuring 3 bands, games offered by Jersey Club Sports for adults and kids, face painting, and much more! Parking is FREE, and admission allows for re-entrance throughout the day.

Click here to purchase tickets online for a discounted rate. All proceeds benefit the Morris County Park Commission.

  • Date:
    Saturday, April 27
  • Time:
    11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Location:

    Lewis Morris County Park, 270 Mendham Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $5 per adult, $2 per child online; $10 per adult, $5 per child day of.

Born to Be Shorn

Born to Be Shorn

Celebrate spring, and join a fun and unique experience of turning fleece into woolen fiber at a NEW location. Spend a day on the farm, and watch a live sheep shearing as it was done in the past without electricity. Enjoy hands-on activities, such as weaving and crafting, meet the cute baby lambs, and tour the Foster family’s 1854 Gothic revival-style mansion, the Willows. Friends members are half-price with a current membership card.

  • Date:
    Saturday, April 27
  • Time:
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $8 per adult, $7 per senior, $6 per child age 4 - 16, FREE per child age 3 & under.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7645.

Arbor Day Celebration

Arbor Day Celebration

Celebrate Arbor Day with NJ’s largest living things - trees! Learn how to identify, plant, and care for this important natural resource. Join a guided tour of the magnificent horticultural site, and discover how differentiate between native and non-native trees. Enjoy a special tree-themed scavenger hunt, search for the biggest, oldest, and most unusual trees, and take home a free tree seedling to plant.

  • Date:
    Sunday, April 28
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    Suggested donation is $5 per family.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7601.

5th Annual Tubbs Lecture: Vincent Simeone

5th Annual Tubbs Lecture: Vincent Simeone

The annual Tubbs Lecture honors the memory of Henry and Robert Tubbs, creators of ‘Willowwood Farm.’ Join this year’s guest speaker, renowned horticulturist, lecturer, and author, Vincent Simeone, as he shares his expertise in planting and caring for viburnums. Take a guided walk through the viburnum collection. This program is eligible for 2.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

  • Date:
    Sunday, April 28
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    Willowwood Arboretum, 300 Longview Road, Chester Twp.

  • Cost:
    $30 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7601.

Building Speedwell

Building Speedwell

Spend the day as a preservation specialist, and use your problem solving skills to build and move a model building. Learn about the initiatives used to build the Historic Speedwell we know today and the technology needed to move historic buildings.

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

    Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown.

  • Cost:
    $5 per adult, $4 per senior, $3 per child age 4 - 16, FREE per child under age 4.
  • Contact:
    973.285.6550.

Plant Sale by the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Plant Sale by the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, vines, herbs, heirloom tomatoes…no matter your passion, the plant sale has something for you! Gain access to thousands of well-bred plants, and have all your gardening questions answered by knowledgeable, on-site experts.

  • Date:
    Saturday, May 4—Sunday, May 5
  • Time:
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    FREE!
  • Contact:
    973.326.7601.

Paranormal Evenings at The Willows

Paranormal Evenings at The Willows

Ages 16 & Up.

Experience the phenomenon known as ‘ghost hunting,’ led by Island Paranormal Society, a group of experts with over 20 years of paranormal experience. Join an investigation of the 1854 Gothic Revival, The Willows, while learning the different methods and equipment used to contact, confront, and communicate with the other side.

Click here to register.​

  • Date:
    Saturday, May 4
  • Time:
    7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $45 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, visit the link above. For more information, e-mail Agizzi@morrisparks.net.

Piglet Weigh-In!

Piglet Weigh-In!

Bring the family to Fosterfields! Meet the piglets born this spring, and help the farmers round them up for weighing. Guess which piglet weighs the heaviest - be careful, they are wiggly!Bring the family to Fosterfields! Meet the piglets born this spring, and help the farmers round them up for weighing. Guess which piglet weighs the heaviest - be careful, they are wiggly!

  • Date:
    Saturday, May 11—Saturday, May 11
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 2 p.m. & 2 p.m. - 3 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.

Speedwell Goes…National (1800’s & 1810’s)

Speedwell Goes…National (1800’s & 1810’s)

Explore the hidden histories of Stephen Vail, former owner and resident of Historic Speedwell. Taste food prepared on the hearth, try-on period fashion, and learn facts about the past.

If you love reading and are interested in joining an online book club, email FriendsofHistoricSpeedwell@gmail.com for more info.

  • Date:
    Saturday, May 11
  • Time:
    12 noon - 6 p.m.
  • Location:

    Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown.

  • Cost:
    $10 per person.
  • Contact:
    973.285.6550.

Mother’s Day at Willowwood Arboretum

Mother’s Day at Willowwood Arboretum

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
  • Time:
    12 noon - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Willowwood Arboretum, 300 Longview Road, Chester Township.

  • Cost:
    $5 per car.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7601.

The 11th Annual Historic Fashion Show - Fashion Wars!

The 11th Annual Historic Fashion Show - Fashion Wars!

Enjoy a historic fashion show featuring models wearing clothing from before, during, and after memorable conflicts in American history. Interact with the models as they describe their clothing in great detail and discuss life during that time period.

  • Date:
    Sunday, May 19
  • Time:
    Tours run every hour between 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown.

  • Cost:
    $7 per adult, $6 per senior, $5 per child, and children under 4 are FREE.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.285.6537.

Civil War Weekend

Civil War Weekend

Step onto the battlefield, and become a part of the action as the American Civil War is brought to life. Reenactors from the Second New Jersey Brigade present the daily lives of soldiers, while demonstrating musket, artillery, and bayonet drills, cannon firings, exciting skirmishes, and so much more.

  • Date:
    Saturday, June 8—Sunday, June 9
  • Time:
    Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown

  • Cost:
    $7 per adult, $6 per senior, $5 per child age 4 - 16, FREE per child under age 4.
  • Contact:
    973.285.6550.