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Events for Sunday June 3, 2018


Springtime Sunday Tai Chi

Springtime Sunday Tai Chi


Sunday June 3, 2018
1:30 PM
Are you interested in learning about the Chinese art of Tai Chi? Join us for weekly instruction by Master Gang Huang, who specializes in helping novices learn this fascinating martial art form. Proficient in many styles of Tai Chi, including Chen and Yang, Master Huang enjoys teaching people about the many health and wellness benefits of Tai Chi and will lead us in learning the basic aspects of traditional practice. These free classes are open to all abilities. No registration required.

 

Our presenter:  Gang Huang is a long-time NJ resident and life-long student of Tai Chi.  He has trained with well-known Grand Masters and competes in international competitions where he has won numerous awards.  He teaches different styles of Tai Chi at the beginner and intermediate level in Central NJ.

This program will be held upstairs in the F.M. Kirby Gallery.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Library.


Somerset Hills Equestrian Heri

Somerset Hills Equestrian Heritage


Sunday June 3, 2018
2:00 PM
Local historian, and author of New Jersey Country Houses: The Somerset Hills, W. Barry Thomson will give an illustrated presentation about the rich and varied equestrian heritage of the Somerset Hills and Morristown areas in the library's lower level meeting room at 2 p.m. Since the late 19th Century, when families of wealthy and socially prominent industrialists and financiers from New York and Newark first began to establish lavish country estates in the area, the history and culture of the region has been inextricably linked to various equestrian pursuits and international competitions under the auspices of the United States Equestrian Team.

After providing an overview of the area as it developed into a colony of wealthy and influential families, Thomson will survey some of their many equestrian activities. His lavishly illustrated talk will then focus on two of those activities: the history of the "Farmer's Day" races that have evolved into the Far Hills Race Meeting steeplechase event held each October, and the history and art of the elegant four-in-hand road coaches that were owned and driven by some of the area's estate owners. The talk will include the little-known story of the elegant four-in-hand English road coach that once ran a scheduled weekly route between Morristown and Bernardsville.

The program is free. Beverages and cookies will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Morristown and Morris Township Library.


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