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Morris Arts 37th Giralda Music & Arts Festival postponed due to COVID-19

MADISON, NJ (Morris County) – Out of concern for the safety and health of its guests, artists, and performing musicians, Morris Arts is postponing its 37th annual Giralda Music & Arts Festival, which was scheduled for June 28, with a new date to be announced in the future.

For the past 36 years, attendees have flocked to Giralda Farms, the gracious lawns of the former Dodge Estate in Madison, to enjoy a live performances by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the art/fine craft shows and sales, children’s/family arts activities, creative picnic contests (for lavish prizes), and to sample delicious fare from participating food trucks.

However, the current pandemic poses a serious health threat. The musicians, in particular, would be unable to perform on their travelling stage since its tight quarters prevent sufficient social distancing. Additionally, large gatherings of people – typical of past audiences – remain inadvisable at this time.

The organizers say they remain hopeful and look forward to the time when this special tradition can resume safely. In the interim, they urge you to stay safe and healthy and to visit Morris Arts online.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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