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Morris Arts: Building Community Through The Arts

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World Music and Dance come to the Morristown Green

The Mayo Performing Arts Center and Morris Arts present their fifth annual Music Beyond Borders free summer outdoor lunchtime concert series on the Morristown Green, featuring music and dance from South America, Africa, eastern Europe and Ireland. The series begins June 24 and runs every other Tuesday through August 5. Programs start at 12:30 pm. Each Music Beyond Borders program will feature a performance of world music and/or dance reflecting the diverse culture and population of the area. Brown bag a meal, stop by while walking your dog, take a lunch break from work or bring friends to experience a world music and dance celebration while getting to know your neighbors. The world is literally at your doorstep! (Our special thanks to Morristown United Methodist Church for graciously providing the rainsite for the series).

“We hope that people will enjoy our wonderful free lunchtime outdoor concerts that celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the area,” said Allison Larena, President and CEO of the Mayo Performing Arts Center. Tom Werder, Executive Director of Morris Arts, adds, “It’s exciting to collaborate with the Mayo Center on this special series and to bring performing arts from around the world to the center of Morristown.”

August 5:
The Peter Smith School of IrishThe Peter Smith School has trained thousands of dancers in its 50-year history, claiming several World, All-Ireland and North American Championship titles. Several of the Peter Smith dancers have performed in Riverdance and Lord of the Dance on Broadway and at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, NYC’s Town Hall, NJPAC, PNC Arts Center, The Strand Theatre; Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, and Ireland’s National Event Center. Classes are offered for beginner through championship levels throughout New Jersey.

Music Beyond Borders is sponsored by Novartis.


When: Tuesday, August 5, 7:30 PM

Where: Starlight Room, Mayo Performance Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960

Sponsored by: Fairleigh Dickinson University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing and Morris Arts


Nick Flynn’s most recent book, The Reenactments, called “a truly insightful, original work” by the Kirkus Reviews, completes the trilogy he began with Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, which won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award, was shortlisted for France’s Prix Femina, and has been translated into fifteen languages. Flynn is the executive producer and artistic collaborator for Being Flynn, the film version of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. Flynn is also the author of three collections of poetry, including Some Ether, which won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He has been the recipient for fellowships from The Guggenheim Foundation and The Library of Congress, as well as other organizations. He is a professor in the creative writing program at the University of Houston.

For more information, please contact the MFA Program at Fairleigh Dickinson

University, at, or at 973-443-8632.

The Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit performing arts organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2014-15 season is made possible in part by a grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State. The Mayo Performing Arts Center has been designated a Major Presenting Organization by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.Now in its 41st year, Morris Arts, located in Morristown, NJ, is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging and building community through the arts. Using the arts to inspire, connect and engage, Morris Arts serves as a resource for Morris County with a special focus on arts programming in the schools and in the community, arts advocacy, and support of the Morris Area community of artists and arts organizations.

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