Posted Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
New Date Will Be Announced
Out of concern for the safety and health of its guests, artists, and performing musicians, Morris Arts is postponing its annual Giralda Music & Arts Festival, with a new date to be announced in the future.
The 37th annual event was scheduled for June 28, 2020. Please visit www.morrisarts.org for updates, as they become available.
For the past 36 years, attendees have flocked to Giralda Farms, the gracious lawns of the former Dodge Estate in Madison, to enjoy a live performances by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the art/fine craft shows and sales, children’s/family arts activities, creative picnic contests (for lavish prizes), and to sample delicious fare from participating food trucks.
However, the current pandemic poses a serious health threat. The musicians, in particular, would be unable to perform on their travelling stage since its tight quarters prevent sufficient social distancing. Additionally, large gatherings of people – typical of past audiences – remain inadvisable at this time.
The organizers say they remain hopeful and look forward to the time when this special tradition can resume safely. In the interim, they urge you to stay safe and healthy and to visit Morris Arts online.
L-R: Giralda – NJSO under baton of Sameer Patel; large crowds enjoying the concert on the Giralda lawns.
L-R: Culinary creativity – prizewinning picnics: dog theme, Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme; Safari themed picnic