23rd First Night® Morris County Overflows With Top Talent

                  December 31st marks the 23rd  year for New Jersey’s biggest and brightest New Year’s Eve family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration of the arts – with over 200 artists, 90 events in 24+ venues – representing dance, theatre, music, world cultures, visual arts and children’s events.  For all 23 years, Morris Arts has served as First Night’s […]

Mike Agranoff, folk singer

Mike Agranoff, Folk singer/humorist

Defying categorization, Mike amasses stalwart fans among folk aficionados of all persuasions. His material encompasses traditional ballads, fiddle tunes, Tin Pan Alley, folk contemporaries, and his own witty pen – all delivered with a skilled hand on guitar, piano, and concertina, an almost telepathic transmittal of the essence of the song, and a sly twinkle […]

Art 4 Kids - Christine Wagner

Art 4 Kids with Christine Wagner

Kids and art go together like peanut butter and jelly. Explore that natural sense of wonder and creativity with a little help from fine artist, Christine Wagner. Kids will have a great time making an original art project for New Year’s Eve during this new, early and fun component of First Night Morris County. http://www.christinewagnerart.com/ […]

Mayo's Starlight Gallery

Art Upstairs & Starlight Gallery

The Mayo Performing Arts Center continues to present exhibits by outstanding New Jersey artists. The exhibit at First Night will be the annual Millburn Short Hills Art Center (MSHAC) visit to the Art Upstairs Gallery. The exhibit will include works in all media: Watercolors, Oils, Collages, Pastels, Photography and Sculptures. Also, in the Starlight Gallery, […]

ATrium Gallery

Atrium Gallery: Fall/Winter 2014-15 Exhibit

The 191 artworks on display highlight the creative energies of 36 outstanding artists in the Atrium Gallery, located on floors 2-5 of the County Administration & Records Building. See works on paper made from combat uniforms, on steel, glass and canvas by Carlos Frias, Chris Kappmeier, Pauline Chernichaw, Penny Dell, Sandra Frech, Alice Harrison, Valerie […]

British Invasion Tribute

The British Invasion Tribute: More than just The Beatles

What better endorsement for a British Invasion Tribute band than opening for Ringo Starr?! If you love classic 60s rock, don’t miss this group’s note-perfect performances! Their flawless British Invasion repertoire (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Moody Blues, etc.) is matched by their “The American Response” (The Monkees, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beach Boys, […]

building with LEGOs

Building Kidz: Imagination LEGO!

Building Kidz is excited to teach your child LEGO Robotics! The LEGO projects use motors, gears and sensors and connect to our laptops, which enable them to come alive with movement and sound! There will be LOTS of LEGO bricks to create what you want as well! *LEGO projects are not brought home. http://www.buildingkidznj.com/ Site […]

Children's Fun Festival

Children’s Fun Festival

Kids of all ages will enjoy the antics of Steve “JUGGLES” Beigel, a multi-talented “Jester of Joy” who spreads miles of smiles through his energetic blend of silliness, mime, magic, juggling, and ballooning. Gina Velasquez and her team will be on hand to paint faces with intricate designs, or apply glitter tattoos, pleasing children, teens […]

Chinese Theatre Works

Chinese Theatre Works: Hao-Bang Ah, Horse!”(written & directed by Kuang-Yu Fong and Stephen Kaplin)

“Hao-Bang Ah!” is a common Chinese phrase meaning “Well done!,” “Great!” or “Awesome!” That’s an appropriate description of this lively celebration of the animals of the Chinese zodiac cycle — which this year features the Horse. Using traditional and not-so-traditional hand puppet vignettes, as well as songs, games and audience participation, Hao-Bang Ah, Horse! is […]