Arts & Entertainment Top Stories

April 9, 2019

The Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC) will host “Green: Save Our Mother Earth” art exhibit this Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.  Participating artists include: Dianne Bekritsky, Cyn Bird, Bea Colao, Betty DeMarco, Joan Dietrich, Peggy Dressel, Pamela Fenwick, Leslee Fetner, Carole Goldstein, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac High School held its annual rock show - Illusion - last weekend (March 28-30) featuring some of the school’s finest musicians and vocalists. The show highlighted songs from every decade, from the ‘60s to the present, including songs by Fleetwood Mac, Guns ‘n’ Roses, The ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ is once again pleased to present five films this spring at the Rialto NewVision Theatre, 250 East Broad Street in Westfield. Screenings begin Wednesday, April 24, and run through Monday, May 20. All films start at 7:30 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The two improvement projects totaling $8.6 million to modernize the public entrance and construct a new train maintenance building at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo has officially been completed, according to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. DiVincenzo, who announced ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School held its musical production of "The Little Mermaid" in early April. Performing were Samantha Barnes, Vanessa Wenner, Courtney Morse, Isabella Lobosco, Alaina Gust, Chloe Garcia, Preety Gadre, Jonathan Jentis, Matthew Pelc, Lila Dettleback, ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Swing into spring with the kids at Franklin's Annual Bunny Jamboree this Saturday at the Franklin Township Municipal lot from 1 pm to 3 pm.  The event is free and open to the public thanks to the Franklin Township Parks & Recreation department. All ages are welcome to attend, ...

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LITTLE FALLS/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - In recognition of April being National Autism Awareness Month, The Fine Grind in Little Falls will once again host of the art of Matthe Ribaudo, a young artist from Cedar Grove with autism. Ribaudo will have his art displayed throughout the month of April. One ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The two improvement projects totaling $8.6 million to modernize the public entrance and construct a new train maintenance building at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo has officially been completed, according to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. DiVincenzo, who announced ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The two improvement projects totaling $8.6 million to modernize the public entrance and construct a new train maintenance building at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo has officially been completed, according to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. DiVincenzo, who announced ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - “Chaucer Reimagined: Illustrations by Members of the Book Arts Roundtable” will be on display in the Donald B. Palmer Museum of the Springfield Free Public Library from April 1 through April 30. The pieces in the exhibit are part of a seventeen-member collaboration that depicts ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The two improvement projects totaling $8.6 million to modernize the public entrance and construct a new train maintenance building at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo has officially been completed, according to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. DiVincenzo, who announced ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Recreation Department will be hosting fun and educational Spring and Summer Lego sessions, offered by Play-Well Technologies. The Spring session, Jedi Master (Starwars), for grades 2-6, will be held on Mondays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. and runs from April 29 - June 24. The ...

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This Weekend in Red Bank, NJ: It's the Convergence of Hollywood, NYC Film, European influence, and raw Home Grown NJ Talent, all Here in New Jersey; The International Monmouth Film Festival.  RED BANK, NJ:  Can you feel it? There's a palpable buzz in New Jersey as final preparations are being ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The city of Parkland will be hosting its annual Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13 at Terramar Park. The event is filled with many things to do; egg hunting, crafts, music and more. The Egg Hunt is limited to a number of Parkland residents only, and due to popularity pre-registration is ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In celebration of [words] Bookstore’s grand opening at the Friendship Circle’s LifeTown in Livingston, approximately 250 book fans flocked to hear Livingston native and best-selling author Harlan Coben speak about his career and new book, “Run Away.” Owner Jonah Zimiles spoke ...

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EAST HANOVER, N.J.- Morristown Medical Center recently sponsored the 'Hats Off for Helmets' campaign in conjunction with Mountain Creek and Pelican Sports Center. Students were asked to create a logo promoting safety by wearing a helmet when skiing or snowboarding. The contest was open to all ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ - Join 18th Century patriots and Flemington residents, Colonel and Mrs. Thomas Lowery — portrayed by Cynthia and Vann Smith — for a fun evening of storytelling and historic frivolity at the Main Branch of the Hunterdon County Library on April 16 at 7 P.M. At this free event, the ...

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RYE BROOK, N.Y. – Lewisboro resident John Shearer and Katonah resident Vickie Morris are being honored this week by ArtsWestchester for their lifelong dedication to the arts. The 53-year-old non-profit organization, dedicated to enhancing the arts in Westchester, will hand out several awards at ...

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HACKENSACK – Several WWE Superstars took a break from preparing for Sunday’s WrestleMania at MetLife Stadium and paid a visit to the young patients at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital this week. Johnny Gargano, EC3, Lacey Evans and Ember Moon took the trip Wednesday to the hospital at ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – WSOU 89.5 FM, Seton Hall University’s legendary radio station, will welcome two new inductees into the station’s Hall of Fame on April 5.   The new members are Joe Garifo ’72 and Matt DeVoti ’84.  In addition, Clayton Collier ’16 will be presented with the WSOU ...

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MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ - The South Brunswick Public Library will host a Spring Fling for kids of all ages on Saturday, April 27 from noon until 2 p.m. The library's Spring Fling will include seasonal crafts, activities and games along with a live concert. Tanya Leah will perform in Meeting Room A/B ...

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RED BANK, NJ – Wow.  It was a beautiful and picture-perfect day for a Street Fair and did the folks come out for it.  Really came out. A huge number of arts and crafters in pop-up tents sold their wares while the cheerful crowd jostled and danced to live music, munched on everything ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The two improvement projects totaling $8.6 million to modernize the public entrance and construct a new train maintenance building at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo has officially been completed, according to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. DiVincenzo, who announced ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Hunting eggs is an established tradition in Nutley. The popular custom takes place in both evening searching with flashlights and morning hunting by the daylight. The original hunt, for the little ones, has been at the “Mud Hole” since 1935. Nutley Township’s Great Flashlight Egg ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — FunTime Junction, an indoor children's entertainment center that has undergone radical changes since new ownership took over in 2017, has now been voted "BEST OF ESSEX" for two consecutive years.  With an upgraded FunCade and prize redemption center, new "vest-less" laser tag, a ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - Sunday afternoon, the Millburn community was treated to a day of cultural engagement and art at the kickoff for Millwheels Rolling Into Millburn. The event, which was run by  Millburn Township's Cultural Engagement Diversity and Arts Committee (CDAC) was an opportunity for ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Nine musicians from McManus Middle School and Soehl Middle School have been chosen to perform on April 13 at the Central Jersey Music Educators Association honors orchestra day at Lawrence High School. The program will include 200 students in three orchestras from all over Central ...

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RED BANK, NJ – Sunday, April 7th from 11a.m.-5:00p.m was Red Bank's Annual Street Fair.  The weather was a perfect spring day and the crowds came out to enjoy the fun.  The Fair takes place on Broad Street between Peters Place and Front Street, and on Monmouth Street between Broad Street and Maple ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Diversity Committee held their annual Ladies' Tea this past Sunday to celebrate Women’s History Month at the DeCorso Community Center.  Mayor Al Morgan, Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, Councilwoman Nadine Geoffrey, members of the Lions Club and a full room of ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - Robert R. Lazar Middle School held its spring musical production at Montville Twp. High School on March 28 and 29. The play was known as "Guys n' Dolls Jr.," a middle school take on the 1950 classic Broadway musical, based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon, with music and ...

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