Dance

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

Art

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
PriceFREE

Music

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 BroadwayWorld.com

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

Music

The Sounds of Latin Composers Castro and Carreno Come to Acorn Hall – Oct 6, 2019

Peter Toth will play a late 19th century piece by Mexican born Ricardo Castro on our 1872 Chickering Piano. Additional pieces will be played by Tammie Holloway our volunteer. She will play pieces by Venezuelan born Teresa Carreno (who studied with Castro while in Europe). Light refreshments will be served.

DateSunday, October 6, 2019
Time1:00 PM
LocationMorris County Historical Society, Acorn Hall
68 Morris Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960
Price$8

Education, Events

Toys and Games of the Past – Oct 10, 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 10, 2019
Time4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
LocationMuseum of Early Trades & Craft
9 Main St, Madison, NJ 07940
PriceFREE

Lecture

Morristown Festival of Books: Anika Denise – Oct 12, 2019

Meet author Anika Aldamuy Denise as part of the Morristown Festival of Book’s KidFest! Anika grew up in Queens, in a book-loving, food-loving Puerto Rican-Italian family. She is the author of Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré; Starring Carmen!; Lights, Camera, Carmen!; and many other celebrated books for young readers. In her nonfiction work, Anika strives to illuminate the important contributions of influential Latinas, so that readers of all backgrounds, but especially those in the Latinx community, are inspired to dare greatly and share their gifts with the world.

DateSaturday, October 12, 2019
Time10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
LocationPresbyterian Parish House
65 South St. Morristown, NJ
PriceFREE