Free Events at the Gateway Totems at the Early Street Community Garden

Join us on Thursday, October 3rd from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the Gateway Totems at Grow it Green’s Early Street Community Garden for a free community arts event. Watch Ken Chin preform a demonstration of basic Taiko music, ask questions learn about and try playing the Taiko, have your portrait painted by professional artist Anne Mitchell, move to the beat of your drum! Movement/yoga class en spanglish! and grab your farm-fresh vegetables at Grow It Green Morristown’s pop-up farm stand – all in one stop! All ages are welcome to attend and participate.


Live portraits by Anne Mitchell
Get your own colorful portrait painted right before your very eyes! Sit with Anne as she creates a whimsical watercolor painting just for you, in just a few minutes! Anne Mitchell is a Morristown native and freelance artist with a degree in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts, where she honed her artistic skills and focused on large-scale artwork, creating art with recycled and industrial materials, and, most importantly, community art. Anne believes that fine art should be the most accessible to all people: no matter their age, gender, language or culture; visual expression has the power to resonate, provoke and tell the story of human history.

Tiako Demonstration by Ken Chin
Taiko is the Japanese word for “big drum.” It is the dominant percussion instrument of Japanese traditional music. Ken Chin, a former member of Soh Daiko, a renowned New York City Taiko group, will be performing a demonstration of basic Taiko music at the Grow It Green Pop-Up, Thursday, October 3rd, 2019, at 3:30pm. Mr. Chin will demonstrate solo versions of the music and will explain the recent evolution of the music and its American interpretation and influences. He was the first to bring the sound of Taiko music to Morristown in 2007 at the Fall Festival. Attendees will also get to ask questions, learn about and try playing the Taiko. 

Yoga with Christina Lewis en Spanglish
Christina has been doing yoga for 9 years. She has traveled around North and South America, and the Caribbean, doing yoga in 3 different languages, all different styles of yoga, at all levels. Her favorite style to teach is a slow, mindful vinyasa flow. “Meditation in movement” is her mantra, which applies to all levels of yoga practice, from beginner to advanced. Yoga is so much more than a workout – it is a way of being. She shares her love of the practice with all her students and hopes they can find the gratitude and peace that she does with her practice. Namaste.

In addition, Grow it Green Morristown will be having their Pop-up Farm Stand. Get your farm-fresh produce, grown right here in Morristown! The farm stand will be from 3:00 – 6:00 pm. Use your EBT Card and get $20 worth of vegetables for only $10! 

We hope you will join us for this free and fun community event located at the Early Street Community Garden located at 17 Early Street in Morristown.

For additional information, please contact Kaity De Laura at