Save June 23rd for Morris Arts’ 36th annual Giralda Music & Arts Festival

Looking for the perfect way to start the summer? Join Morris Arts at its 36th annual Giralda Music & Arts Festival, Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Giralda Farms, Dodge Drive/Madison Ave. (Rt. 124) in Madison. Relax on the gracious lawns of the Giralda Farms (the former Dodge estate) and enjoy a program of light classics performed by the renowned New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.  At the same time, guests can picnic (and possibly win lavish picnic prizes for the most inventive picnics), enjoy a wonderful art/fine crafts show and sale, sample various food trucks (including an antique ice cream truck), participate in family/children’s arts activities, or just sit back and enjoy spending time with friends and family.

Happily, weather is not a concern at all. Thanks to the Morris County Park Commission, our rainsite at the Mennen Arena, 161 East Hanover Ave., Morristown offers the same, full experience of the Giralda Music & Arts Festival as you would have outdoors – but in dry, air conditioned comfort. Check out photos from last year’s event, the first time stormy weather moved Giralda to Mennen. The space worked beautifully. People brought lawn chairs, enjoyed picnics, the art show and sale, family activities and, of course, the concert! 


In keeping with Giralda tradition, there will be very generous prizes for the most inventive picnics and the fabulous 50/50 raffle, which nets some lucky person a big cash prize (often over $1,000)!  So, invite that special someone, friends, family, neighbors, club members or college chums to share a picnic and help support the important work of Morris Arts, which has been building community through the arts for 46 years.   


Under the baton of one of Chile’s most prominent orchestral conductors, José Luis Domínguez, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s Giralda program will feature concert, theater and dance music from Leonard Bernstein, Joe Pablo Moncayo, Astor Piazzolla, Florence Price, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin.

You’ll be able to hear BERNSTEIN’s (arr. Peress) Overture to West Side Story; COPLAND’s “Variations on a Shaker Melody” from Appalachian Spring; PIAZZOLLA’s Libertango; MONCAYO’s Huapango; COPLAND’s “Hoe Down” from Rodeo; MARQUEZ’s Conga del Fuego Nuevo; arr. NORRIS –Duke Ellington Medley; PRICE’s “Silk Hat and Walking Cape,” from Dances in the Canebrakes, GERSHWIN’s (arr. Bennett) Porgy and Bess  Selections for Orchestra, GOULD’s American Salute; Various/arr. LOWDEN’s Armed Forces Salute.

Time: Gates open at 4pm for activities and picnics (no pets, no BBQ’s, no smoking). The concert starts at 6pm.
Location:  Giralda Farms, Dodge Drive and Madison Ave. (Rt. 124), Madison, NJ 07940
Rainsite: Mennen Arena, 161 East Hanover Ave., Morristown (Doors open at 4pm for activities (no pets, no BBQ’s, no smoking ). The concert starts at 6pm.



Advance Tickets Adults (over 12), $18 Children, $4 (under 4 are free) Group Sales (10 or more), $15 Advance tickets available at: • Online (Brown Paper Tickets)  • Kings Food Markets (Chatham and Morristown)  • Gary’s Wine & Marketplace (Madison)  •  Morris Arts (973) 285-5115 x 15
Tickets Day of Event  • Adults: $25  • Children (under 12): $5  Location change will be posted here on the day of the concert after 12:00 pm or call 973-285-5115 Rain Site Mennen Arena 161 E. Hanover Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960 Doors open at 4 p.m. for picnicking and activities

(take advantage of lower pricing for advance tickets!)

Individuals needing special assistance or accommodation should contact Kaity De Laura (973) 285-5115, x 14 or at least 14 days prior to the event to ensure appropriate arrangements.

Interested in purchasing an Ad in our Giralda program book? Click HERE for the form – deadline is May 31st. 

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 our sponsors:

Giralda Property Sponsors: Open Spaces Management Association, GRC Management Corp., Lincoln Equities LLC, Giralda Farms RE LLC, Linque Management Company, Inc., American Realty Capital, AHS Hospital Corp., Atlantic Health System, 1 Giralda Realty LLC, 3 Giralda Realty LLC, 7 Giralda Realty LLC,  and Mack-Cali Realty Corp.

Community Sponsors: Crum & Forster Insurance, MetLife Foundation, The Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation, Kings Food Markets, Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, Shoprite Supermarkets, County of Morris, Township of Chatham and Morris County Park Commission

Sponsorshsip/ Support Opportunities:  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or taking an ad in our program journal in support of this event, please check  Morris Arts Giralda 2019 Sponsorship Package and  contact Morris Arts’ Development Director, Gina Moran, at or (973) 285-5115, x13.

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!