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Halloween at the Museum
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Enjoy this trick-AND-treat of an evening, featuring our new partnership with London’s National Theatre Live, and our very own ghost tour of the Morris Museum’s attic. Formerly the servants’ quarters of the Frelinghuysen Mansion, this space has seen some ghoulish activity in its 105 years, so start your evening with a visit to this supernatural space, followed by a performance of Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.
6:00PM Reception featuring Halloween-themed fare, and a tour of the Museum’s haunted attic
8:00PM National Theatre Live production of Frankenstein (Run time of 140 minutes)
Reception*, tour, and film: $40 (Members: $35)
Film only: $25 (Members: $20)
*Includes one drink (wine or beer) and one “survival shot” to be consumed upon the completion of the tour. Cash bar also available.
Advance registration is required by October 20.
Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas (2017)
Sunday, December 2, 2018, 3:00PM
Join us in the Bickford Theatre to watch this amazing documentary, set almost entirely in a Chinese restaurant, by Oscar-nominated director, Larry Weinstein. It tells the story of a group of Jewish songwriters who, essentially, wrote the soundtrack to Christmas (From “Rudolf” to “Winter Wonderland”.)
Through words and song, Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas features rarely seen archival footage, musical performances and interviews with contemporary writers and performers, as well as experts of North American popular music.
Before and after the film, our baby-grand reproducing piano will be fired up to perform renditions of these seasonal delights. Sing along, if the spirit moves you!
Museum Members: $10
Come for the 2:00PM Guinness Collection Demonstration and add $3 on-site for Museum admission.
Daily Live Demonstration:
Guinness Collection of Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata
Every Tuesday – Sunday, 2:00PM
Join us in the galleries for an historical overview and live demonstration of some of the mechanical musical instruments and automata from the Museum’s Murtogh D. Guinness Collection. This custom designed, 4300 sq.ft. permanent exhibit features 150 superb examples of early mechanical musical entertainment from precious small instruments that can fit in the palm of your hand, to the huge 9 foot tall European Dance Hall Orchestrion.
Free with Museum admission.