The Last Mayan King – Sept 21, 2019

Javier Dzul has of the most impressive and exotic resumes in modern dance. He grew up in the jungles of southern Mexico performing Mayan ritual dance until the age of 16. Then he became a principal dancer with Ballet Nacional de Mexico and Ballet Folklorico de Mexico before he went to Ballet Nacional de Cuba. From there he got a scholarship to study with Martha Graham and danced with the company and also worked with Pearl Lang and Alvin Ailey. Along the way he learned and performed aerial work. That, along with the Mayan history and the influences of modern dance legends is traced on his remarkable body. His choreography exudes a sinewy, sinuous muscularity befitting Mayan royalty. The Last Mayan King channels the ferocity and grandeur of Mayan culture and Dzul’s own trajectory. Despite the ravages of the conquistadores, Maya culture never vanished and remains thrillingly alive onstage in Dzul’s work.

DateSaturday, September 21, 2019
Time2:00 PM
Location Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960
Price$25 – $40


Celebrating Latin Culture Through Art Opening Reception – Oct 4, 2019

In this exhibit, Zufall Health will showcase painting, drawing, photography and collage by local artists of any cultural background that reflects the beauty, essence and diverse facets of the Latinx culture. The opening reception will include music and refreshments.

DateOctober 4, 2019
Time5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
LocationZufall Health
18 West Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ 07801


WAMFEST 2019 – Oct 4, 2019

1:00 PM in Monninger Center. Arts by the People presents: Heritage Stories in Motion and Open Mic Featuring poets Paula Neves, Ysabel Gonzales, Tamara Zbrizher, and dancers Jennifer Sanchez and Alyssa Tiren.

4:00 PM in Dreyfuss Theater. Performances by: Ambar Lucid, Indie Rock Singer and Songwriter American String Quartet, Peter Winograd, Daniel Avshalomov and Wolfram Koessel plus pianist Vanessa Perez NJ Ballet

8:00 PM in Lenfell Hall. Chita Rivera, Tony Award-winner, Kennedy Center Honoree and Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient In Conversation with Richard Ridge of

DateFriday, October 4, 2019
Time1:00 – 9:00 PM
LocationFairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940


Film Series – Oct 17, 2019

The Secret in Their Eyes

Morristown National Historical Park is pleased to partner with Fairleigh Dickinson University to offer a three-part film series as part of Arts and Culture Collaborative’s first project “LatinX ConeXiones.” All of the Morristown NHP and Fairleigh Dickinson University sponsored films will include English subtitles and be shown on the large screen at Morristown NHP’s Washington’s Headquarters Museum.

DateThursday, October 17, 2019
Time6:00 PM
LocationThe Park Auditorium
30 Washington Pl, Morristown, NJ 07960

Education, Events

Toys and Games of the Past – Oct 17, 2019

Join us for some fun at the METC! Discover many of the toys and games children played with 200 years ago, while creating, developing and decorating your own. This program will promote the interest and appreciation of every child for the games of our ancestors.
We are able to offer this new program at no cost, which is made possible by the Museum’s Donorfunded Scholarship Program.
Register for individual classes or the entire session!

DateThursday, October 17, 2019
Time4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
LocationMuseum of Early Trades & Craft
9 Main St, Madison, NJ 07940


Grupo Niche – Oct 18, 2019

Get out your dancing shoes! Colombian salsa kings Grupo Niche enjoy great popularity throughout Latin America. Often called the “Salsa Experience,” the band performs an invigorating range of uptempo dance music as well as romantic numbers in their dazzling live shows.

DateFriday, October 18, 2019
Time8:00 PM
LocationMayo Performing Arts Center
100 South St, Morristown, NJ 07960
Price$39 – $99


Viva Vallenato! – Oct 20, 2019

The Viva Vallenato Cumbia Band performs the electrifying folk music of Colombia, South America. The rhythms will make you dance! The accordion will sing to your soul!

These happy songs contain the cultural memory of a people with roots in Africa, Native America and Europe. Learn the stories behind this unique music, and come dance the cumbia with Viva Vallenato!


DateSunday, October 20, 2019
Time1:30 PM
LocationDover Free Public Library
32 E Clinton St, Dover, NJ 07801

JFK Park (weather permitting)
E McFarlan St, Dover, NJ 07801


Sergio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto: The 60th Anniversary of Bossa Nova – Oct 22, 2019

Celebrate 60 years of Bossa Nova with multi-Grammy-winning producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist Sergio Mendes, one of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time. Joining Mendes is Bebel Gilberto, the thrilling Bossa Nova vocalist and daughter of João Gilberto, the originator of the Bossa Nova sound.

DateTuesday, October 22, 2019
Time7:30 PM
Location Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South St, Morristown, NJ 07960 
Price$49 – $89