Morris Arts’ 10th Annual Pumpkin Ilumination rescheduled for Monday October 28th, 2019

Due to expected heavy rain, our 10th Annual Pumpkin Illumination Event has been rescheduled for Monday, October 28th! 

Live Jazz – Art Workshop – Luminary Parade – Pumpkin Illumination
Join Morris Arts for an evening of fun for all ages!


5:00 p.m. – Bring your carved pumpkin to the reflecting pond in front of the Vail Mansion in Morristown. Enjoy live jazz by The Lintet!

The Lintet is led by Taiwanese-American trombonist Peter Lin, a creative musician active on the New Jersey and New York scene. Peter has performed with many notable artists (Slide Hampton, Winard Harper, Charli Persip, Valerie Ponomarev, Frank Lacy, JD Allen, & Radam Schwartz) and is an established educator, on the faculty at Melissa Walker & Christian McBride’s non-profit organization, Jazz House Kids. He is also the co-founder of the jazz entertainment company, Yardbird Entertainment, which provides quality jazz music to the tri-state area. The band’s repertoire includes popular jazz standards, soul classics, exciting originals, and even special renditions of Taiwanese folk songs.
5:30 – 6:15 p.m. – Workshop with artist Dan Fenelon followed by a luminary parade led by Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty.

Dan Fenelon works with communities to create one of a kind original art projects. In keeping with the “Halloween” theme, there will be creatures and masks to decorate culminating in a parade before the pumpkins are illuminated.

6:15 p.m. – Pumpkin Illumination! Lighting of the pumpkins


Highlights of 2018 Pumpkin Illumination:

Clockwise from top left: Lit pumpkins along reflecting pool at Vail mansion; art workshop; Dan Fenelon masks on display; Luminary Parade about to start (photo courtesy of Jeff Sovelove,; Small “reindeer” looking at masks; “Woodland Fairy.” 

Morris Arts gratefully acknowledges the generosity of sponsors:


Bring your carved pumpkin to light at dusk for an evening of family fun for all ages including
live jazz, an art workshop, luminary parade, pumpkin illumination and much more!

If you need special assistance, call Kaity De Laura (973) 285-5115, x 14,


Our sponsor, RB has partnered with sustainability leader TerraCycle to launch Healthy You, Healthy Planet™ (HYHP) to address the immense amount of waste generated by harder to recycle healthcare packaging annually. Via HYHP, consumers will now be able to easily recycle all packaging that falls within the many health categories that RB spans today including:

  • Vitamins, minerals, and supplements packaging: blister packs, tubes, bottles, caps, lids, cans, boxes
  • Cough, cold, flu, sore throat, and nasal care packaging​: blister packs, tubes, bottles, spray bottles, caps, lids
  • Infant formula and child nutrition packaging: tubs, bottles, caps, lids, cans, boxes
  • Personal care and foot care packaging: tubes, bottles, caps, lids, plastic packaging

You simply collect the appropriate packaging in any box you have laying around your home or office. Once it is filled, you can go online and print out a pre-paid label to send your packaging back to TerraCycle to have it turned into material that can be repurposed. Click here to recycle at home or feel free to bring your packaging to the Pumpkin Illumination event RB table and RB will take care of it for you! We will have a special treat for all those who do their part!