Monday, June 10, 2024

Juneteenth Arts Celebration! Two-days of FREE Events in Morristown!




Juneteenth Arts Celebration

Juneteenth Arts Celebration is a two-day event that brings together four non-profit organizations to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. This FREE event celebrates the African American community and offers the public access to local artists, food, dance, music, and other festivities at major cultural venues in Morristown and Morris Township. Partner organizations for this event are Art in the Atrium (ATA), Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morris Arts, and the Morris Museum.

Thursday, June 13, 6:30 to 9 PM

Art in the Atrium Public Reception of W.O.W.: Women’s Outstanding Works

Friday, June 14, 6 to 9 PM

Morris Museum’s Celebration



Thank you to all event sponsors:






Tribute to Tony Bennett

Jazz on the Back Deck

Saturday, June 15 | 7:30 PM

Block for 2: $53.00 | Block for 1: $28.00

Amani will pay tribute to the pre-eminent singer of the 20th and early 21st centuries, Tony Bennett, in a performance that highlights their musical versatility and the vocal prowess of lead singer, Stephen Fuller.




Lot of Strings Music Festival

Thursday, June 20 | 7:30 PM

Block for 2: $53.00 | Block for 1: $28.00

Applauded by The Washington Post as “a perfect encapsulation of today’s trends in chamber music” and The New Yorker as “independent-minded”, PUBLIQuartet returns to Lot of Strings after rising to stardom having received two Grammy nominations, and critical accolades across the country.



Jazz Goes to the Movies

Lights, Camera, Swing!

Jazz on the Back Deck

Saturday, June 22 | 7:30 PM

Block for 2: $53.00 | Block for 1: $28.00

From the first talkies to modern movies, some of the most memorable moments of cinema have played out to a soundtrack of jazz. This concert features an all-star ensemble that comes together to take you on a nostalgic journey that pays homage to the greatest artists of the genre and showcases the unique connection between jazz and film.



Antoinette Montague

Jazz on the Back Deck

Thursday, June 27 | 7:30 PM

Block for 2: $53.00 | Block for 1: $28.00

Named a 2024 Jazz Hero by the Jazz Journalists Association, Newark’s own Antoinette Montague returns to the Back Deck to honor the 125th birthday of the great Duke Ellington, as well as the 100th birthday of another great vocalist from Newark, Sarah Vaughan. Joined by a stellar band, and tap dance sensation, A.C. Lincoln, Antoinette transforms the Back Deck into a party befitting the birthdays of two of the greatest artists of the 20th century.




Wednesday-Sunday | Noon to 4 PM

Excite your mind with Spark!Lab, whether it be a long weekend or a family day. Get your timed tickets at the front desk.

Spark!Lab at the Morris Museum is made possible by leadership support from BASF. Generous support is also made possible by Gay H. Osborn on behalf of the Blanche and George Jones Fund, Inc.




The Morris Museum thanks Will and Mary Leland as well as Lot of Strings founding donor, F. Gary Knapp for their leadership support of the 2024 festival season.

Support for the Back Deck Concert Series is provided by Morris County Economic Development Alliance & Tourism Bureau. The Morris County Economic Development Alliance & Tourism Bureau receives funding from the County of Morris and the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel & Tourism.



Image credits (from top to bottom): Nette Forné Thomas, Liberty Flourishes When Wisdom Prevails, Photo courtesy the artist. The Steppers, Photo by Dawnpoint Studios. Elizabeth Catlett, Young Douglass, Linocut, 16.5×13.5 in; Spark!Lab photo by Marcus Romero; Back Deck photos by Jack Grassa.


Morris Museum

6 Normandy Heights Road 

Morristown, New Jersey 


Box Office: 973.971.3706



The Morris Museum gratefully acknowledges generous operating support:


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