5 Favorite Things In and Around Madison, NJ: August 10 - 16




Family Friendly Concerts @ METC

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

Friday, August 10th, 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 check out Mama D & the Vexations.




Montclair Jazz Festival

Nishuane Park, Montclair

Saturday, August 11th, 12 - 9 pm

Nishuane Park in Montclair presents this annual jazz extravaganza, with nine hours of live jazz performances. This year's headliner is Grammy award-winning pianist, composer and bandleader Eddie Palmieri. 

The all-day festival includes a 2nd stage in the Family Jazz Discovery Zone, featuring storytime with our headlining artists, performances by more than 150 Jazz House Kids students, a beer garden, parking shuttle, bike valet and concessions. Event takes place rain or shine.



Butterflies for You & Me

Sunday, August 12th, 1 - 2:30 pm

Fosterfields Living Historic Farm, Morris Plains

Meet at the Cottage Garden, and try nature journaling to explore how butterflies are valuable to a garden. This program is dependent on the weather.

$6 per adult, $5 per senior, $4 per child age 4-16, $2 per child age 2 & 3, FREE per child under age 2.



Free Summer Movies at MPAC

Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown

Monday, August 13th

Enjoy movies on the big screen at Mayo Performing Arts Center Mainstage this summer. Tickets are free and can be reserved online.

This week there's a double feature! Sing! at 10:30 am & Ghostbuster at 7:30 pm



Zoo-Vies at the Turtleback Zoo

Wednesday, August 15

Turtleback Zoo presents free screenings from the top deck of the zoo's parking garage. Enjoy sunset, a great view, and a fun film all in one evening. This week's movie is the Pixar gem Ratatouille! Bring your own lawn chair and snacks or buy munchies from a concession. Films begin at dusk and are weather-dependent.

The garage is outside zoo grounds and film-goers do not need to pay zoo admission.