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Posted Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Orchestra, Art and Picnicking at 35th Annual Fest

Morris Arts Kicks Off Summer with Giralda Music Arts Festival on June 24The perfect way to start the summer? Morris Arts’ 35th annual Giralda Music & Arts Festival, to be held on Sunday, June 24, at Giralda Farms, Dodge Drive/Madison Ave. (Rt. 124) in Madison.

At Giralda, you can hear the state’s top orchestra, relax on the beautiful lawns of former Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge estate, see and purchase original artworks, enjoy family/children’s arts activities, indulge your ice cream cravings at the fully stocked antique ice cream truck, sample food truck fare or just picnic with friends and family.

Morris Arts Kicks Off Summer with Giralda Music Arts Festival on June 24Best of all, weather is not a concern. By special arrangement with the Morris County Park Commission, a rain site at the Mennen Sports Arena, 161 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township will host the same, full experience of the Giralda Music & Arts Festival as you would have outdoors.

Under the baton of one of Chile’s most prominent orchestral conductors, José Luis Domínguez, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s Giralda program will include Bernstein’s Overture to Candide; Puccini’s “Intermezzo” from Manon Lescaut; Rossini’s Overture to Guillaume Tell; Mozart’s Overture to Le nozze di Figaro; Gershwin’s Overture to Crazy for You!; Styne’s Overture to Gypsy; and John Williams’ Selection from Star Wars.

In keeping with Giralda tradition, there will be prizes for the most inventive picnics. So, invite friends, family, neighbors, club members or college chums to share a picnic and help support the work of Morris Arts, which has been building community through the arts for 45 years.

Morris Arts Kicks Off Summer with Giralda Music Arts Festival on June 24Time: Gates open at 4pm for activities and picnics (no pets, no BBQ’s, no smoking). Concert starts at 6pm.
Location:  Giralda Farms, Dodge Drive and Madison Ave. (Rt. 124), Madison, NJ 07940
Rainsite: Mennen Arena, 161 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township (Doors open at 4pm for activities (no pets, no BBQ’s, no smoking ). The concert starts at 6pm.
In advance: Adults: $15 adults (over 12); Children: $4; under 4, free.
At the gate: Adults: $20 adults (over 12); Children: $5; under 4, free.

All proceeds benefit the many programs and services provided to artists, arts organizations, schools and the community by Morris Arts. Become a part of the Giralda tradition and bring your friends, families, classmates, neighbors or come by yourself to welcome summer with Morris Arts in this fun and most affordable way!

Advance Tickets can be purchased at:
-Morris Arts online at or (973) 285-5115, x15
-Kings Food Markets (Morristown and Chatham)
-Gary’s Wine and Marketplace (Madison)
Individuals needing special assistance or accommodation should contact Tom Werder at (973) 285-5115, x 11 or [email protected] at least 14 days prior to the event to ensure appropriate arrangements.

In the event of uncertain weather, please check the website or call (973) 285-5115 AFTER 12 pm on the day of the concert  for the latest updates.

Morris Arts wishes to thank its sponsors:

Giralda Property Sponsors: Open Spaces Management Association, GRC Management Corp., Lincoln Equities LLC, American Realty Capital, Atlantic Health System, and Mack-Cali Realty Group.

Community Sponsors: Crum & Forster Insurance, MetLife Foundation, affiliated with The Star-Ledger, Kings Food Markets, Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, County of Morris, Township of Chatham and Morris County Park Commission