Housed in a handsome Georgian-style mansion since 1963, the Morris Museum educates and delights visitors with its vast array of interdisciplinary exhibits and collections. A true polymath playground, Morris Museum’s permanent exhibits include the Mammal Gallery and the Digging Dinosaurs exhibit, where patrons are able to touch a real dino egg within a gallery dominated by painted hadrosaurs and acid-washed velociraptors of Cretaceous-era New Jersey. The permanent Musical Machines & Living Dolls collection showcases 19th century mechanisms from The Murtogh D. Guinness Collection, springing to life daily at 2 p.m. for a mechanical revue performed by a selection of melody-making automatons that include antique player-piano rolls and turn-of-the-century wind-up musical dolls.
Inside a vibrantly lit ballroom, the names of two newlyweds glow in big, cursive letters on the dance floor. The venue, an expansive space with arched ceilings and ornate chandeliers, is no doubt a popular spot for wedding ceremonies, but Majestic Entertainment’s team has gone above and beyond to make the space unique to the bride and groom.
This quest to personalize each event is what fuels the decisions of Majestic Entertainment’s photographers, videographers, DJs, emcees, and lighting technicians. Their services include live music, photography, and lighting design and were awarded WeddingWire’s Bride’s Choice award in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Miles of trails snake through the verdant woods surrounding Seaton Hackney County Stables, beckoning riders and their stallions to showcase skills learned from the full-service facility’s multitude of equine activities. A staff of seasoned equestrians imparts English- and Western-style horsemanship techniques during frequent camps and lessons, introducing pupils of all ages to Seaton's stable of more than 35 resident horses. Mounted atop the valiant steeds, the staff also shepherds guests on guided trail rides through nearby environs or leads offsite excursions that explore area parks and horse-only dance halls.
Commit to Change's name challenges members to make positive adjustments to their lifestyles so they can achieve happiness and good health. Pilates sessions, the centerpiece of the studio's classes, guide participants through stretches and flexibility exercises that strengthen the core and help develop lean muscles without building bulk. Rolling Pilates sessions help restore good posture using foam rollers and each exerciser's own body weight. New moms can shed their pregnancy weight while spending quality time with their child during Mommy and Me sessions, which incorporate babies into exercises. Yoga classes further improve flexibility, perfect for combating backaches or hiding behind the "s" in California's Beverly Hills sign.
It can be hard to find craft beer from all over the country in one place, unless you're at Big Brew NY, which introduces attendees to more than 250 craft beers from breweries such as Flying Dog Brewing from Maryland, Bell's Brewery from Michigan, and Stone Brewing Co. from California. With such a wide array of regional styles and unlimited tastings in four-ounce souvenir glasses, chances are good that visitors will find something they haven't tried before, especially if they have amnesia. To complement all the suds, the festival features live entertainment and tasty food, including beer-infused hors d’oeuvres served to VIP ticket-holders.
Centercourt Athletic Club of Morristown has been named a USTA Regional Training Center and it's easy to see why. Rather than shooing pigeons off public park courts, players at Centercourt can swing their racquets on 8 climate-controlled indoor Rebound Ace courts, 12 outdoor Har-Tru courts and 4 year-round platform tennis courts. And when winter comes, the Har-Tru courts are covered by a climate-controlled dome, so players have access to 20 indoor courts as the snow falls. After matches, players can retire to the field house and clubhouse to relax in overstuffed leather chairs, grab some food at the café, and shoot a game of pool.