Morris County and Morristown NJ offers much in the way of historic getaways, cultural heritage, parks and recreation, wedding and banquet facilities, meeting spaces, cultural venues and events.
The Morris Museum, the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Revolutionary War sites and Morristown National Historical Park are just a few of the world class attractions that we have to offer travelers to New Jersey. Ideally located 25 miles west of New York City, Morris County makes a perfect location for a diverse vacation with your family.
Tuesdays, June 25, July 9, July 23 and August 6 at 12:30 pm
on the Morristown Green
Featuring music from West Africa, Japan, Argentina and the Australian Outback
(Morristown, NJ) -The Mayo Performing Arts Center and Morris Arts present their fourth annual Music Without Borders free summer outdoor lunchtime concert series on the Morristown Green. The series begins June 25 and runs every other Tuesday through August 6. Concerts start at 12:30 pm.
Each Music Beyond Borders concert will feature a performance of world music reflecting the diverse culture and population of the area. Brown bag a meal, stop by while walking your dog and experience a world music celebration while getting to know your neighbors. (In case of rain, concerts will be held indoors at the United Methodist Church.)
"We hope that people will enjoy our wonderful free lunchtime outdoor concerts that celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the area," said Allison Larena, President and CEO of the Mayo Performing Arts Center.
Tom Werder, Executive Director of Morris Arts, adds, "It's exciting to collaborate with the Mayo Center on this special series and to literally bring the world to the center of Morristown."
(Rain site: United Methodist Church of Morristown)
West African drumming and dance meet tap dancing
This multicultural and multiethnic performance group fuses the traditional sounds and movements of West Africa with the American artistic forms of tap dance and jazz in unique and exciting ways.
Japanese taiko drumming
Roughly translated, Taiko means big drums--and that's exactly what Taikoza brings: big drums, powerful rhythms and electrifying, room-thumping energy that draws from Japan's rich music tradition.
Argentine Tango Dancers
With a style that's high speed, musically precise, and exploding with energy, incredibly fast foot work and jaw-dropping lifts, skilled Argentine dancers showcase the dynamic, sensual and unique styles of tango. Bring your dancing shoes!
The Didge Project
Australian aborigine didgeridoo
Get set for some good vibrations - Australian style. The Didge Project is where world rhythms and tribal beats meet modern jazz and hip-hop, blending the sound of the didgeridoo, an aboriginal wind instrument used for ritual and ceremony, with modern instruments to blaze new sonic territory.
The Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit performing arts organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2010-2011 season is made possible in part by a grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State. The Mayo Performing Arts Center has been designated a Major Presenting Organization by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Now in its 40th year, Morris Arts, located in Morristown, NJ, is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging and building community through the arts. Using the arts to inspire, connect and engage, Morris Arts serves as a resource for Morris County with a special focus on arts programming in the schools and in the community, arts advocacy, and support of the Morris Area community of artists and arts organizations. http://www.morrisarts.org.
Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South St., Morristown, NJ 07960
box office (973) 539-8008
fax (973) 455-1607 / admin (973) 539-0345 ext.6529