Billy Idol Live at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, Friday, June 5

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Classic 80’s rock British bad boy Billy Idol, known for such power pop hits as “Rebel Yell,” “White Wedding,” “Dancing with Myself” and “Eyes Without a Face”, will be performing live Friday, June 5 at 8:00 pm at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown NJ.

Billy Idol is one of a few musicians who can step on stage and immediately captivate the audience by his presence. His signature bleached spiked hair, his black leather jacket, and his macho like attitude are all important in creating the atmosphere for his performance. Although his appearance is highly engrossing, his music is what wins the audience’s hearts.

MPAC presents a wide range of entertaining programs in many genres:  classical, jazz, dance, contemporary, theater, family and comedy.  They also offer musical theater and acting classes for children ages 5–18.

 

Earth from Space at the Morris Museum

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See our amazing planet from the perspective of orbiting satellites. This exhibit presents large color reproductions of images captured by high-tech satellites circling the earth, recording rare views of events such as dust storms, forest fires, volcanic eruptions, and hurricanes. The exhibit runs now through August 16, 2015. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown NJ. Museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday 11 am-5 pm and Sunday 12 pm-5 pm.

The Morris Museum is Morris County’s epicenter of art, science, culture, and history. Located in the Twin Oaks mansion in historic Morristown, the museum boasts a permanent collection of more than 40,000 objects ranging from rocks and minerals to fine and decorative arts, model railroad and dinosaur exhibitions, as well as one of the country’s largest collections of mechanical musical instruments and automata. It is also the home of the Bickford Theatre, which presents a variety of plays, concerts, and other performances throughout the year.

Art, science, theatre, history – it’s all here and close to home. You’ll be surprised by all there is to do and see.

 

Michael McDonald Coming to Mayo Performing Arts Center December 02

MichaelMcDonaldGood news for Mountain Lakes residents: Legendary music artist Michael McDonald is coming to Morris County!

With his husky, soulful baritone, Michael McDonald became one of the most distinctive and popular vocalists to emerge from the laid-back California pop/rock scene of the late ’70s. McDonald found the middle ground between blue-eyed soul and smooth soft rock, a sound that made him a star. He initially essayed his signature style with the Doobie Brothers, ushering in the group’s most popular period with hits like “What a Fool Believes” and “Taking It to the Streets.” McDonald disbanded the group in 1982 to pursue a solo career, which was initially quite successful, but by the end of the decade his popularity had faded away, since he was reluctant to work regularly and hesitant to update his sound to suit shifting popular tastes.
After singing backup on several Steely Dan albums in the mid-’70s, Michael McDonald joined the Doobie Brothers in 1977. He was largely responsible for moving the group away from boogie rock and toward polished, jazzy blue-eyed soul. Prior to the Doobies’ farewell tour in 1982, he sang harmony on several hit singles, including tracks by Donna Summer, Toto, Kenny Loggins, and Christopher Cross. As it turned out, McDonald’s solo work was a cross between the Doobie Brothers’ white-bread soul and Cross’ adult contemporary ballads.
McDonald released his solo debut, If That’s What It Takes, in 1982. The record climbed to number six on the strength of the number four single “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near),” which also crossed over into the R&B Top Ten. In 1983, he had another Top 20 pop hit (and a Top Ten R&B hit) with his duet with James Ingram, “Yah Mo B There.” McDonald didn’t deliver his second solo album, No Lookin’ Back, until 1985. The record wasn’t as successful as its predecessor, producing only one moderate hit in its title track. He bounced back the following year, when his duet with Patti LaBelle, “On My Own,” shot to number one and “Sweet Freedom,” his theme for the Billy Crystal/Gregory Hines comedy Running Scared, climbed into the Top Ten.

For tickets visit www.mayoarts.org/event/michael-mcdonald

Peach Harvest Festival

 

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Alstede Farms, located in the historic town of Chester, New Jersey, is a family owned and operated business providing quality fruits and vegetables, fresh from the fields to your table.

 

The Festival runs from 11am to 5pm both days. Enjoy peaches in more forms than you could possibly imagine! Discover peachy love with their homemade peach ice cream, peach shortcakes, peach ice tea slushies, and more. Alstede Farms Peach Pie is an all-time favorite. Take a Scenic hayride to the peach orchard to pick your own. The Peach Harvest Festival has family friendly activities including Pony Rides, Moon Bounce and more. Delicious time for the whole family!

 

Date/Time
Saturday, August 2 – Sunday, August 3
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location
Alstede Farms

1 Alstede Farms Lane
Corner 84 County Rt. 513 S. (Old Route 24)
Chester, NJ 07930

 

 

Clowning Around at Rockaway Townsquare

The first week in August means it’s time to clown around! There is no better way to celebrate National Clown Week than to visit Rockaway Townsquare on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 for its annual “Bring in the Clowns” event.

Several of New Jersey’s finest clowns will perform. Activities include face painting, balloon sculptures, clown autographs and an interactive clown show. Each child will receive a complimentary autograph book and all Simon Kidgits Club members will receive a special carnival themed gift. The event will be held from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the mall’s upper level, Center Court.

National Clown Week was established by Congress and signed into law by President Richard M. Nixon in 1971. It has since grown to International Clown Week and is celebrated all over the world.

Don’t miss out on this silly and unique celebration!

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Location: Rockaway Townsquare

301 Mt Hope Ave

STE 1900

Rockaway, NJ 07866

 

Tennis Anyone?

Park Lakes Tennis Club! Springtime means tennis time. Located on Rainbow Trail in Mountain Lakes, the club has 5 clay tennis courts and 3 lighted paddle tennis courts.  The facilities include plenty of parking, bathrooms, showers, viewing platform, modest clubhouse, and membership directory.  The club has socials, lessons, a tennis pro, and inter-club competitions.  A popular feature is “scrambles” during designated hours where you can come by yourself, meet fellow members, and play as much as you want even if you don’t know anyone.  E-mail contact: jackahrs@aol.com
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Bikram Yoga Cedar Knolls: Hot Yoga

If you’re looking for a great exercise program that promotes stress relief, break the cycle of a sedentary lifestyle, and helps with body detoxification, come to Bikram Yoga Cedar Knolls. Located near Malapardis Park, Bikram Yoga Cedar Knolls follows the Bikram principle of using 26 specific stretching poses, practiced in a heated room.

Regular practice of Bikram Yoga may result in benefits like improved posture, increase in energy and endurance, reduced blood pressure, and healthier joints. But be ready for a workout! Drink a lot of water and wear light clothing, because you're sure to sweat. All of the teachers are certified by the Bikram Yoga College of India.

Bikram Yoga Cedar Knolls
210 Malapardis Road
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
(973) 292-9642
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Heavenly Temptations: Distinguished Gifts

If you’re looking for a place to get a great bite to eat, or if you need to find just the right gift, come to Heavenly Temptations. Located in near Grace Lord Park in Boonton, Heavenly Temptations uses high quality products for its lunch creations and gift baskets. Come in and relax – you’ll feel like you stepped back in time to an old-time general store! Get a great cup of gourmet coffee and a nosh for breakfast, or come in later for lunch and check out the daily specials of homemade soups and sandwiches. Heavenly Creations prides itself of giving quality customer service, whether you’re staying to eat, taking something out or ordering a gift basket. The selection of baskets is outstanding, and any basket can be ordered and shipped anywhere.

Heavenly Temptations
712 Main Street
Boonton, NJ 07005
(973) 316-8909
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Freylinghuysen Arboretum: Relax with Nature

As a place of relaxation and education, there’s no place better than the Freylinghuysen Arboretum. As part of the Morris County Park System, the Freylinghuysen Arboretum is 127 acres of trees, shrubs and gardens. For a leisurely stroll and a commune with nature, come to the Arboretum. Here you can take your time, enjoy the scenery, and learn about the indigenous plant life of the area. Pick up a self-tour booklet at the main desk, or sign up for a guided group tour. Either way, you’ll get to see some of the most beautiful landscapes in the area. And there’s a lot to do. Bring your camera – photos are welcome! The Arboretum is a perfect place for school, camp, or scout tours. Special events are welcome, so plan a party or even a wedding. It is also a perfect spot for a special wedding photo.

Freylinghuysen Arboretum
53 E. Hanover Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
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Mayo Performing Arts Center: Top Flight Talent

A former movie theater has been transformed into the place in the area to see top flight talent. Located in Morristown, the Mayo Performing Arts Center has been booking quality performers since 1994. See legends from the world of rock ‘n roll, soul, comedy, and country. And that’s just in the summer! Check out the Center’s calendar for scheduled performances. Chances are you will find a performer or group that will blow you away. Since this is a community non-profit theater, ticket prices are always reasonable. You can also rent the theater, Starlight Room reception hall and the theater balcony and art gallery for special events. You can also donate to the Center, so this jewel of Morris County will remain open and viable. The Mayo Performing Arts Center is located just off County Road 510 in the heart of Morrisville.

Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 539-8008
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