Arts & Entertainment

May 16, 2022

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Longtime Mahopac resident Jeff Conlan has spent most of his adult life working as a lineman for Verizon—a communications company. But Conlan always longed to communicate with others in a different way... he wanted to be a writer. The parent of a 14-year-old autistic son, Conlan ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — The 20th Annual Hot Rods and Harleys took place on Saturday, May 14 in downtown Rahway. Despite overcast conditions and the occasional rain shower, the event was a well-attended and jubilant affair, as car and motorcycle aficionados, along with families, residents, and seemingly ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington DIY held its grand reopening ceremonies and a ribbon-cutting May 14 at its new location, 26 Stangl Road in Flemington Borough. The morning saw a crowd assembled outside the building, with over a dozen artisans organized inside the space for a craft and custom ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — People and families who live here or visit this city will have plenty of entertaining, educational and healthy things to do, courtesy of the “Summer in the City 2022” series and Camden County. Family-fun events kickoff Friday, May 20 with a free arts festival from 7 to 10 pm, called ...

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WEST CLARKSVILLE, NY —“Put that away and find something constructive to do.” Eric Jones remembers that he looked up at his sixth-grade science teacher and then back down to his desk. Jones had been using his free time after the day’s lesson to draw in his notebook. He put the notebook away, but ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Before James Warhola could even hang his latest artwork someone walking by the "Strange Planet Outsider" Art Gallery in Chatham on Saturday came in to inquire about purchasing one of the illustrations. Warhola, the nephew of the late Andy Warhol, was one of the artists gallery ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley High School choir and theater alumni Zach and Eric Sebek will be performing with their father, professional opera singer, vocal coach, and Broadway performer, Christian Sebek, as the Sebek Trio, in their first full concert on June 5 at Grace Church on Highfield Lane.  The ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Sitting in the dark theater at the Cranford Film Festival two weekends ago as the first shot of her short film flashed on screen, Cranford High School senior Catherine Anton had a lot on her mind. She described the vulnerability that came with sharing her film, The Connecting Train.

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ — Residents jammed out at the Ridgewood Guild’s 2022 Benefit Concert today in Van Neste Square. The event raised money to benefit TEEEM (The Empathy Equality Entrepreneurship Mission). According to teeem.org, TEEEM invests in humanitarian organizations led by social entrepreneurs.

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SOMERSET, NJ - The long-awaited Franklin Township Community Youth Center had its grand opening Saturday afternoon, the free event was held to highlight the recreational programs, resources, and social services available to Franklin youth in grades six through twelve.   The 25,000-square-foot ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - The Barnegat Dock Concert Series is back for 2022 with a great lineup. The concert's will take place at the Barnegat Municipal Dock, located at 427 E. Bay Avenue in Barnegat.  The concert's begin at 7 p.m. and run throughout the summer beginning with a concert Memorial Day Weekend ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - On Saturday, April 30th, the Nutley Music Boosters Association held a benefit concert at Vincent United Methodist Church. The concert featured two of Nutley's favorite home-grown talents: Larry Hunt and Mark Jonathan Schiffert. Both are accomplished pianists and composers. First up ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A buzz was around the borough that John Elliot of CBS News has been sited throughout town. We caught up with Elliott at the Our House, Our Run event when he told TAPinto that he has been a longtime supporter and volunteer of Our House, and he was in town supporting the CBS ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Did you miss this past week's top stories? Catch up on what you missed in the links below. 1. Kenilworth’s Brearley Graduates Open Karate Studio 2. David Brearley Middle/High School Announces 3rd Marking Period Honor Roll & High Honor Roll 3. High-Levels of Police ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — From toddlers to teens to adults, there is something for everyone at the Rahway Public Library (RPL) in June. The library has released its June calendar and schedule of events. It's a full itinerary of art, entertainment, literacy, dance, and music. The RPL announced, "The Library ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School held its 2022 senior prom Friday evening, and students were dressed to the nines to celebrate their milestone. Check out photos of students as they prepped for the big night! Send your photos to thebreezenj@gmail.com.

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BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — After being canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bordentown Street Fair will be making its grand return to Farnsworth Avenue next weekend, with organizers calling the 2022 event "bigger and better than ever." The event, which will be the 43rd Street ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A team of Piscataway teachers and administrators beat alumni softball and baseball players, 11-5 in a ball game played as part of Piscataway’s tribute to Jackie Robinson, who 75 years ago, made his debut as the first Black player in Major League Baseball, breaking the color ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Trilogy Repertory and Bernards Township have announced this summer's planned Plays in the Park series, with performances of the musical 'Bye Bye Birdie!" and also William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" scheduled to be staged outdoors at the township's Pleasant Valley ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Trilogy Repertory and Bernards Township have announced this summer's planned Plays in the Park series, with performances of the musical 'Bye Bye Birdie!" and also William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" scheduled to be staged outdoors at the township's Pleasant Valley ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough has earned a well-deserved reputation for putting on a show as evidenced by the swirl of events taking place over five days during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Register online at www.legalrunaround.org The COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath forced ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough has earned a well-deserved reputation for putting on a show as evidenced by the swirl of events taking place over five days during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Register online at www.legalrunaround.org The COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath forced ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A single-owner collection of action figures and Super Heroes accumulated over a 20-year period will be sold online Thursday, May 12 by Bodnar's Auction. Bidding opens at 11 a.m. at  www.bodnarsauction.com Joe Bodnar, owner of central New Jersey's largest auction house ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A single-owner collection of action figures and Super Heroes accumulated over a 20-year period will be sold online Thursday, May 12 by Bodnar's Auction. Bidding opens at 11 a.m. at  www.bodnarsauction.com Joe Bodnar, owner of central New Jersey's largest auction house ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – For fans of public art in Coral Springs, get ready to welcome Coalescence to the downtown. The $97,000 interactive orchid sculpture is expected to be set up next month at the city’s Art Walk on NW 31 Court. The sculpture by artist William Nemitoff will allow people to sit, ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - An artistic spectacle took place on April 21 at Somers High School with the return of the annual Festival of the Arts.  Hosted virtually the two previous years, students, ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade, finally got the chance to showcase their creative talents in person ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - In an effort to reduce redundancies, the Executive Boards of the Friends of Nutley Singers (FONS) and Nutley Music Boosters Association (NMBA) agreed to merge the two organizations effective July 1, 2022. The remaining organization will be NMBA.  The goal of the merger to create one ...

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This character-driven, dark comedy revolves around the death of Sister Rose, a nun who was much loved by an uptown neighborhood's residents. As the play begins, we discover that Sister Rose's body has disappeared; the funeral room where the empty casket sits is closed off as a crime scene and ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — The 20th Annual Hot Rods and Harleys is taking place in downtown Rahway from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. The city's beloved and much-anticipated event features hundreds of motorcycles, classic cars, food, entertainment, and fun for aficionados and the merely curious alike, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- With Dinner Under the Stars, Summer Cruise Nights, and many other downtown events coming soon to Bloomfield Center, the question of parking has come up by many as a concern.    The Bloomfield Center Alliance wants to make sure everyone knows where they can park in Bloomfield ...

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