Go Mad for Hats at the Morris Museum
A vintage hat and purse exhibit leads our weekend to-do list.
An extended weekend sprawls before us and with it comes possibility. This week's window on the weekend has suggestions ranging from learning to ballroom dance to immersing oneself in vintage fashion accessories. You can raise a glass to great blues music or get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant. If you want to start the holiday early, you'll find plenty of star-spangled pre-Memorial Day events. And if you're a parent, be sure to check out the "Grab & Go Kids Planner" at the bottom for activities that will be fun for the whole family.
Hats & Purses Exhibition
Where/When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Morris Museum in Morristown.
Why Go: You’re interested in seeing over 100 artifacts from the museum's costume collection, ranging from the 18th to 20th centuries.
Warhol and Cars: American Icons
Where/When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Montclair Art Museum.
Why Go: Because the exhibit will have 35 to 40 works on load for the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.
Road Ride Sundays
Where/When: 8:30 a.m. on Sunday at the Loantaka Brook Reservation in Morris Township.
Why Go: Because you’re a seasoned biker who is looking for a new challenge in the form of a 30- to 50-mile long, hilly, ride.
On-the-Green Midday Concerts
Where/When: From 12:15 to 12:55 p.m. on Friday at The Presbyterian Church in Morristown.
Why Go: Because a nice afternoon with live music and lunch after sounds like a great way to start your weekend.
World War I Remembered
Where/When: From 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township.
Why Go: To celebrate Memorial Day weekend by learning how Americans supported the troops in WWI by conserving food, rationing supplies, making care packages and more.
Pricing: $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (65-plus), $4 for children ages 4 to 16, $2 for children ages 2 and 3, and free for children under age 2.
Beginner Ballroom Dancing Class
Where/When: From 7 to 7:40 p.m. at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Morristown.
Why Go: Because you’ve always wanted to learn how to ballroom dance. Bring a partner or go solo; everyone is welcome.
Pricing: $10 per person.
GRAB & GO KIDS PLANNER
Where/When: From 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday at the Madison Area YMCA.
Why Go: Sing and dance to Broadway and pop music in this new group for children ages 8 to 12. The events culminate with a performance in June.
Pricing: Check with Madison YMCA website.
Terrific Turtles Event
Where/When: From 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday at The Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham.
Why Go: Because children ages 6 to 11 can learn about turtles at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center.
Super Science Saturdays
Where/When: From noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Morris Museum in Springfield.
Why Go: Kids ages 5 and older are invited to conduct experiments and observe the results. This week, kids get to make their own sidewalk chalk.
Pricing: $3 for non-members, and free for members.