What’s Happening in our community

JUNE Happenings in and around Madison and Chatham
Compiled by Tips from Town Contributor, Marietta Iacouzzi

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 Madison Community Pool Barbecue Fundraiser
105 Rosedale Avenue, Madison 
Friday, June 9 from 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Barbecue with delicious food provided by Daddy Matty. Live music by the local band, Rosewood Band, playing the hits of the 70’s to the present. This event is BYOB. No swimming after 8:00PM.
Tickets may be purchased online at http://madisonpool.org/BBQTKTS.html 
Chatham Fishawack Festival
Downtown Chatham
Saturday, June 10 at 10:00AM to 4:00PM
 The annual Fishawack Festival is getting bigger and better. This year boasts plenty of live entertainment, including an Elvis tribute performance and a Springsteen tribute band. Highlights include a car show, food court, crafters/vendors, art exhibit, outdoor pub w/live entertainment, kids fun zone, and much much more. Don’t miss the Ogden Memorial Church traditional Strawberry Festival. After more than 10 years this tradition is returning to Fishawack. Volunteers will be slicing strawberries all day to reach their goal of baking 150 strawberry shortcakes. The sale will run from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on the day of the Festival. It’s a great opportunity to support Ogden Church and the community.
The festival concludes with a movie at Lum Field at dusk.
Madison Green Forum 
Madison Community House, 25 Cook Avenue, Madison 
Wednesday, June 14 at 7:30PM 
The Madison Environmental Commission is hosting this forum with information to Madison residents that includes:
– planting beautiful pollinator gardens
– using pesticide free lawn care
– getting an energy assessment of your home
– putting solar panels on your house
– generating less trash
– effective recycling and composting
Visit http://greenmadison.org/ for more info
The Thursday Morning Club’s Annual Garage Fundraiser Sale 
Madison Community House, 25 Cook Avenue, Madison 
Thursday, June 15 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM
Friday, June 16 from 8:00AM to 2:00PM
Saturday, June 17 from 8:00AM to 1:00PM
Bargains for everyone: children’s books and toys, household items, knick knacks, costume jewelry, purses, dishes, glassware, and more. All proceeds will benefit the Madison Community House’s programs.
Doors open at specified times. Please no early birds!
For additional information call 973-377-0244
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts Farm to Table Luncheon at Restaurant Serenade 
Restaurant Serenade, 6 Roosevelt Avenue, Chatham 
Saturday, June 17 from 12:30PM to 3:00PM 
Chef James Laird will be on hand to talk about sustainable sourcing of food and new trends in fine dining. You can reserve on line by visiting Museum of Early Trades & Crafts website metc.org or call the museum.
Tickets: $80/person -or- $70 for Members. Proceeds will benefit METC’s educational programs.

Giralda 2017 Music & Arts Festival
Giralda Farms, 1 Giralda Farms, Madison 
Sunday, June 25 
Gates open at 4:00PM, Concert begins at 6:00PM

34th annual Giralda Music & Arts Festival featuring The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Relax on the beautiful lawns of the former Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge estate, see original artwork, enjoy family/children’s arts activities, indulge with ice cream at the antique ice cream truck, or just picnic with friends and family.
Advance tickets can be purchased at Kings Market in Chatham or Morristown, Gary’s Wine in Madison or call Morris Arts at 973-285-5115 ext 15. Adults $15, children 4-12 $4, children under 4 free. 


Madison Downtown Summer Outdoor Concert Series
Outside of the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main Street, Madison
First concert on Friday, June 30 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
The Downtown Concert Series, six FREE Friday evening, family-friendly concerts, is held outside on the lawn of the Museum.  June 30 kicks off the series with the What’s What band. Pack a picnic and bring the entire family. Spend time on Friday evenings in beautiful, historic downtown Madison exploring the town’s many unique shops and restaurants.
 For more info, Visit the METC website!
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