@whippanyrym Railway Museum’s Pumpkin Festival

pumpk_fest_carving_20headerCelebrate the Fall Harvest and the Season of the Witch at the Whippany Railway Museum on Sunday, October 2, from 12:30 to 5 PM. Local craft merchants will set up their stalls, among various railroad memorabilia. The Museum will also set up a Haunted House, as well as a scenic ride on a train.

Families can enjoy the fall foliage of Whippanong Valley on a nostalgic 30-minute trip onboard the “Pumpkinliner.” The excursion follows the route of the Historic “Whippanong Trail.” The Museum is located at 1 Railroad plaza, in Whippany. For more information, send an e-mail to tickets@whippanyrailwaymuseum.net or call (973) 887-8177.



The Big Brew Festival is happening at the Morristown Armory on Saturday, October 1. There will be two sessions for beer lovers, giving aficionados over 200 unique tastings of beer in addition to good food. Meet other beer lovers, listen to great music, and discover new beers and breweries at The Big Brew Beer Festival on Saturday, October 1. The two sessions will be from 12 to 4 PM and 5:30 to 9:30 PM. Admission ranges from $10 to $65, depending on whether you’re a designated driver or the designated beer drinker. The Armory is located at 430 Western Avenue in Morristown. For more information, visit bigbrewnj.com/morristown

Smashing Pumpkins At Wightman’s

pumpkin-basket-1473772842-5725Pick or smash pumpkins at a mainstay farm in Morristown through October.

Apple-picking season is in full swing across the Northeast, giving kids and families the opportunity to enjoy the fall foliage and the fruits of their labor. But for those who aren’t in love with the idea of plucking bushels of apples from trees, there are pumpkins to pick or chuck.

Wightman’s Farms in Morristown, which has been offering pick-your-own apples and pumpkins for years, not to mention the peaches and nectarines through the summer, is offering pumpkin slingshots for $2 for kids. It’s a way for kids to test their strength and have some fun. In addition to the fruit picking, the farm offers hayrides around the farm.

The festivities happen every weekend from now through the end of October. 10 AM to 5 PM. Wightman’s is located on Route 202, 1111 Mt. Kemble Avenue in Morristown. For more information, contact the farm at (973) 425-9819 or www.wightmansfarms.com.


Live in Concert: @gavindegraw

2016-09-09_13-07-38Live at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on October 18th at 7 PM


Multi-platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw is no stranger to the top of the charts. The Grammy nominated singer/songwriter first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over a million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track, “Chariot.” Gavin’s self-titled second album debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart in 2008,earning Gavin his first Top 10 album. It spawned the hit singles “In Love With A Girl,” which Billboard dubbed “a rocking homerun,” and the gold-certified “We Belong Together.”

In 2009, Gavin released Free as a gift to his die-hard fans clamoring for recorded versions of Gavin’s live favorites. DeGraw released his third studio album, Sweeter, in September 2011. The album’s first single, “Not Over You,” co-written with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, reached #1 on the Hot AC charts, was a top 10 hit on Top 40, and was certified double platinum. DeGraw’s acclaimed, fourth studio album, Make A Move, was released in October 2013 to rave reviews. Shortly thereafter he was nominated for his first Grammy for “We Both Know,” a song he co-wrote with Colbie Calliat for the 2013 film “Safe Haven.” FINEST HOUR: THE BEST OF GAVIN DEGRAW was released last October via RCA Records featuring two new songs, as well as his most renowned and notable hits to date, including “Not Over You,” “We Belong Together,” and “I Don’t Wanna Be.”

Currently, Gavin is in the studio finishing another full length album of all new songs, which is slated for release in Fall 2016.



For the third consecutive year, the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) is teaming up with Bloomingdale’s in the Mall at Short Hills in Short Hills, NJ for an evening to benefit breast cancer research efforts.

On Thursday, September 15th, the non-profit 501(c) 3 organization and the nationally recognized department store will host a special reception beginning at 6 p.m. at the in-store Forty Carrots restaurant.  The evening will consist of a fashion presentation and special panel discussion with breast cancer experts, including Drs. Elizabeth Comen, Sheeva Talebian, and Jaime Knopman from New York City’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and Dr. Serena Chen of St. Barnabas in Livingston, N.J.

An ideal event to lead into October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the evening blends wellness and style with an exclusive shopping event and educational session.  Bloomingdale’s will donate 10% of all sales from the evening to CBCF, which solely supports breast cancer research efforts under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton, the Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs and the Medical Director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Attendees will also be able to shop the Walters Faith fine jewelry pop-up shop, which will have exclusive pricing available only during the event.  To register, please visithttp://curebreastcancerfoundation.org.  A $25 donation to CBCF is suggested.

“Attendance and excitement at our previous fashion shows and shopping events has been fantastic and we’re incredibly grateful to once again join with Bloomingdale’s for this very special evening,” says Andrew Abramson, Treasurer and Co-Founder of CBCF.  “Their continued participation shows a strong dedication to the communities they serve and commitment to support charitable endeavors.  We’re looking forward to a wonderful evening focused on today’s popular fashion trends and styles.” Continue reading

The Roaring ’20s are back @MorrisMuseumNJ

2016-08-31_12-15-49On September 17th beginning at 6 pm, celebrate the Roaring ’20s at the museum’s black-tie gala event to benefit the Morris Museum’s education, exhibition and theater programs.

Attendees will enjoy cuisine prepared by Laurence Craig Catering, as well as an exclusive preview of the museum’s fall exhibition, “Jersey Spirits: Prohibition from Flappers to Bootleggers”.. Tickets available at morrismuseum.org