Arts & Entertainment Top Stories

May 16, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - TAPinto Publisher Steve Lenox recently welcomed Jersey City Board of Education Trustee Gina Verdibello, and her daughter Amelia, to TAP'ed Into Hudson. Click the video to learn about Girl Scout Troop 12026's efforts to educate Jersey City residents on the use of palm oil in ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – How does a school music program go on in the midst of a pandemic? Some of the fundamental aspects of musical performance include many players, usually close together in the same space, using their mouths and breath to create sound together. The COVID-19 pandemic forced music ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism ...

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Millburn High School Senior Halle Lipton was recently nominated for her third Papermill Playhouse Rising Star Award. The nomination, a prestigious honor, is rarely achieved three times by one student. As her mother Bonni said, “The Rising Star Awards are like Tony Awards for New Jersey high school ...

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CAMDEN NJ – This city will be the spotlight as comedic actor Adam Sandler films scenes here for “Hustle,” an upcoming movie that he and NBA great LeBron James are producing for Netflix. Production crews for “Hustle” have already filmed across the river in Philadelphia, but the N.J. Motion ...

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As spring dawns and summer rolls in downtown West Orange is coming alive. The Farmer's Market kicked off this past Saturday at 80 Main Street with produce, crafts and many food selections. Adding to the Saturday morning excitement this season is a downtown history walking tour led by Township ...

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CAMDEN NJ — This city will be the spotlight as comedic actor Adam Sandler films scenes here for “Hustle,” an upcoming movie that he and NBA great LeBron James are producing for Netflix. Production crews for “Hustle” have already filmed across the river in Philadelphia, but the N.J. Motion ...

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CAMDEN NJ — This city will be the spotlight as comedic actor Adam Sandler films scenes here for “Hustle,” an upcoming movie that he and NBA great LeBron James are producing for Netflix. Production crews for “Hustle” have already filmed across the river in Philadelphia, but the N.J. Motion ...

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CAMDEN NJ — This city will be the spotlight as comedic actor Adam Sandler films scenes here for “Hustle,” an upcoming movie that he and NBA great LeBron James are producing for Netflix. Production crews for “Hustle” have already filmed across the river in Philadelphia, but the N.J. Motion ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Mr. Spotswood has been a Spotswood High School tradition for the last 19 years. Even the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has not been able to sideline this spring mainstay. After a virtual Mr. Spotswood in 2020 which crowned Helmetta's Steven Karczewski, Mr. Spotswood was back on stage ...

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WEST ORANGE. NJ — West Orange High School senior and AP Art student Cristal Perez was awarded Second Place in the Mixed Media Category at the annual Congressional Art Competition during a virtual ceremony on May 5. Congressman Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ), who represents the Tenth ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington-Raritan Regional School District received a donation of 10 ukuleles for the Reading-Fleming Intermediate School Friday. The instruments were donated by the Connor G. Foundation in honor of former student Connor Golembiewski. Golembiewski's father, Mike, and his ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — The Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Services (MCFOODS) will hold its next drive-by food drive event at East Jersey Old Town Village’s History Day on Sat. May 15. From 10 am — 4 pm, Piscataway residents are invited to “Drive up, pop your trunk, and our volunteers ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Bellevue Theatre, located in Upper Montclair, is slated to reopen in the fall or early 2022, officials announced this week. During an intimate ceremony held Thursday at the movie venue located at 260 Bellevue Avenue, the Bellevue Theatre President Doreen Sayegh, on behalf ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Newark Symphony Hall will be joining New Jersey’s leading arts organizations to support New Jersey Arts and Culture Administrators of Color, a network of professional arts administrators of color dedicated to advancing efforts related to equity, diversity and inclusion within the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Help Wanted: The Downtown Somerville Alliance is looking to hire a full-time Program Coordinator. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Coordinator provides support for the Downtown Somerville Alliance, Inc., with marketing, planning, development, coordination, and ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Newark Symphony Hall will be joining New Jersey’s leading arts organizations to support New Jersey Arts and Culture Administrators of Color, a network of professional arts administrators of color dedicated to advancing efforts related to equity, diversity and inclusion within the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Tito Puente Jr. and his 10-piece Latin band will be bringing their unique blend of salsa music and Latin rhythms to Kean University in Union at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 22. This event will also feature an opening act, a local 6 piece Latin and salsa band, the Mike Ramirez ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Help Wanted: The Downtown Somerville Alliance is looking to hire a full-time Program Coordinator. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Coordinator provides support for the Downtown Somerville Alliance, Inc., with marketing, planning, development, coordination, and ...

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HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP – Mercer County Stables has expanded its offerings with recreational and therapeutic programs, a statement announced. The 243 acres of marked trails and pastures at the Mercer County Stables sit on the winding, field-lined Federal City Road in Hopewell Township. “Our Park ...

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The South Plainfield Cultural Arts Commission is hosting a community art project for your front lawn! Create your own 2- or 3-D display depicting Super Heroes and/or Fairy Tales and install it on your lawn for the week of June 13. Here's an extra challenge--make at least some of your sculptures out ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - It's almost the weekend? What are you doing? Check out our list of things happening in and around Morristown. Friday May 14 Hope One Van will be at the Interfaith Food Pantry; all day Little Mermaid Auditions; virtual; 3pm - 6pm Spring into the Arts with Free Music on ...

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MADISON, NJ - It's almost the weekend? What are you doing? Check out our list of things happening in and around Madison. Friday, May 14 Hope One Van will be at the Interfaith Food Pantry; all day Little Mermaid Auditions; virtual; 3pm - 6pm Morris County Baseball Tournament; Madison vs.

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SOMERSET, NJ - Do you have plans this weekend? Check out our editor’s picks for some of the best things to do in and around Franklin Township.  Friday, May 14 Rutgers Geology Museum’s Ask A Geologist: Coastal Dunes Join us for a presentation by Dr. Rosana Grafals Soto, who will be ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The South Plainfield High School (SPHS) Music Department “Pledge to Practice” fundraiser closed on Mar. 31 with a total of $6,556.50 generated to benefit not only music students but the South Plainfield Food Pantry as well. Sponsored by the SPHS Tri-M Music National Honors ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — In an effort to encourage residents to get vaccinated, on May 14, Essex County resident Whoopi Goldberg, Governor Murphy, First Lady Tammy Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake, Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, Reverend Melvin Wilson, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - It's almost the weekend? What are you doing? Check out our list of things happening in and around Morristown. Friday May 14 Hope One Van will be at the Interfaith Food Pantry; all day Little Mermaid Auditions; virtual; 3pm - 6pm Morris County Baseball Tournament; ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ  - An eighth grade student from Central Middle School, Janhavee Kulkarni, was among the students honored s the Mayo Performing Arts Center Music Students of the month of May as Outstanding Vocalists. Students were from Morristown, Washington Township, Rockaway, Randolph, Parsippany, ...

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