5 Favorite Things In and Around Madison, NJ: 8/24 - 8/30

It must be the dog days of summer because I, for one am feeling like things are moving a little slower lately. Here are some fun things to do with the family this week to help beat the end of summer blues.


Family Friendly Concert Series @ METC

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, Madison

Friday, August 24, 6 pm

The lawn outside the museum serves as an informal stage for this series of Friday night concerts throughout the summer. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner. This week's performers are the band Jumping the Gun.

All ages






Model T Ford Day @ Fosterfields Farm

Fosterfields Living Historic Farm, Morristown

Saturday, August 25, 12 pm

Calling all car enthusiasts. Join an exciting day on the farm featuring restored Model T’s from near and far. Enjoy fascinating lectures, hands-on activities and demonstrations for all ages, food and live music, and more.

Discover how to crank and drive the cars, learn about the history of Henry Ford, and stop by Fosterfields’ own Transportation Exhibit. This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Fosterfields & Cooper Mill, and all proceeds will go towards a new horse-drawn wagon for visitors to enjoy.

If you are interested in exhibiting your Model T, lecturing, or providing a demonstration, contact Richard Seabury at 973.335.1876 or seaburydistributors@yahoo.com by July 1. Car exhibitors receive two FREE admission passes.

All Ages

$8 per adult, $7 per senior (65+), $6 per child age 4 - 16, and $4 per child age 2 & 3. FREE for children under age 2. Friends members are half price with a current membership card.





Industrial Crafts Day

Cooper Gristmill, Chester

Saturday, August 25, 11 am

Discover early industrial crafts with exciting hands-on activities and demonstrations by a blacksmith, tinsmith, tin piercers, weavers, and spinners, and create your own tin-pierced craft to take home.

Crafters will have handmade pieces available for purchase.

Suggested donation is $3 per adult, $2 per senior (65+), $1 per child age 4 - 16. Free per child under age 4.



iPhoneography & Mobile Photography with Laura Warren

Morris Museum

Monday, August 27, 11 am - 2 pm

Sometimes the best camera is the camera you actually have in your pocket. Teens 14+ will about the exploding world of iPhoneography and mobile phone photography. Spend some time exploring and practicing getting great images using cell phone technology.

Examine techniques, composition, backgrounds, quality, contests, apps, and post-processing. Advance registration is required.

Ages 14+

Museum Members: $60, Non-Members: $70





Boonton Fire Department Carnival

Thursday, August 30 - Sunday, September 2, Various Times

Downtown Boonton

Enjoy rides, games, live music, scrumptious fair food, and fireworks at 10pm Sunday. Make it a fun weekend with family and friends, and say farewell to summer in a memorable way. 

On Saturday, the 127-year-old Boonton Fire Department will participate in a parade that begins at 1:30pm sharp and delights the crowd that lines up along Main Street. Rain date is Monday, September 3.

Ride bracelets available for Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. 

Thursday and Friday: 6pm-12am
aturday and Sunday: 3pm-12am

Wristbands for rides: $28