Arts & Entertainment

June 29, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A virtual community of food and beverage professionals established to unite and inspire people during the pandemic through cooking is now expanding its efforts to help chefs and restaurant owners get back on their feet.  Back in March, Katie Stilo of South Plainfield ...

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JERSEY CITY and PATERSON, NJ – Between taking exams, navigating college applications, and transitioning to virtual learning during the coronavirus outbreak, high schoolers nationwide faced their share of hurdles this spring.  But a group of teens from New City Kids, a music based ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Longtime Ridge choral director Barbara Retzko’s retirement was saluted by the Bernards Township Board of Education at an online meeting June 15. Fine arts supervisor Michael Fackleman served up words of praise for the veteran, who began in the system in 1980 at William ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston and Magnet seniors residing in Berkeley Heights or Mountainside are invited to attend the Class of 2020 Graduation Gala to be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on July 7, 2020. (Underclassman guests who accompany a senior are limited to first 50 guests on a first come, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The fifth anniversary of the landmark U.S Supreme Court decision guaranteeing the fundamental right to marriage equality was commemorated in chalk in Nutley's Memorial Park during Nutley Pride's "Chalk It Up To Love" event on June 26. "Chalk It Up To Love" was Nutley Pride's last ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Haven't had time to slide a patriotic pizza into the oven? No worries. The Milltown Fourth of July Committee has extended the entry deadline to Wednesday, July 4 for the borough's first-ever Patriotic Pie contest. The Patriotic Pizza Pie contest is sponsored by Milltown's local ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ As of this Monday, June 29, members of the Bernards Township Library can "order" a book, audiobook, or movie and then pick it up via curbside service provided by the library staff. The process is outlined on the Bernards Township Library website. [updated] Pickup hours will ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ – Welcome to the Neighborhood's Premiere Indoor Golf Venue!  Swing Loose® Indoor Golf in Bell Works is pleased to announce it is re-opening and welcoming customers back to practice & play golf indoors. Swing Loose® Indoor Golf is an indoor golf training/practice, entertainment, ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Celebration of the Fourth of July will be relegated to residents’ back yards and neighborhoods.  Months and weeks ago, when decisions had to be made and details planned the only certainty was that things would not be certain.  As of June 22, the governor increased the number of ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Rain poured down on Newark on Saturday afternoon, but that didn’t bother the group of volunteers and spectators who convened on Halsey Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to paint a bright yellow message in giant letters on the street: “ABOLISH WHITE SUPREMACY, ALL BLACK LIVES ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Resident Billy Hartmann, who is the writer, producer, and one of the main actors in the mob series “K-Town” will be going live today on Facebook with two of the cast members from Los Angeles. Hartmann and his crew will be filming from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. He will not divulge who he ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - "Fireworks are an issue, we're looking at it as a borough and as a state." ~ Mayor Kurt Peluso. At the final virtual council meeting on June 23 during the coronavirus shutdown which began in March, the Mayor fielded a question from a resident who asked what the Council was ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Library is hosting many events this week. Please see the list below if you and your children would like to participate.  WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE KENILWORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY THIS WEEK? The virtual 2020 Summer Reading Club begins on Monday, June 29th! Lots of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The sounds of different genres of music are as loud as ever this summer, even as most listen to music at home instead of a concert hall. Everyone with an internet connection is invited to listen in together for a week-long virtual concert benefiting Community Access Unlimited from ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - We’ve been cooped up for so long! It’s time to get outside to enjoy some music, the night air and each other. The Friends of the Roxbury Public Library, in conjunction with Skylands Songwriters Guild, is presenting five free outdoor concerts this summer. Join us on the library ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As New Jersey enters its third phase of reopening, Crystal Springs will open to residents on July 3rd with new restrictions and social distancing measures.      With a maximum capacity of 250 guests, day tickets will only be available online and season passes will not be ...

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JERSEY CITY - For the last three months, art appreciation worldwide has been done primarily via a virtual setting. A group in Jersey City is coming together to invite people to get out and enjoy art in-person... from a safe distance. "On June 27, from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. we invite everyone in the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It was dark when they started at 4 a.m. at the intersection of Quimby and Elm Streets Friday, but by the time they completed the project the sun reflected off the streetscape brighter than it ever has before. Students from Westfield High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance and the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac High School music students traditionally end the school year with a series of live performances and concerts for our community.  Students get the opportunity to demonstrate all of their growth, hard work and accomplishments at these performances.  Although the students ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see this message from the Kenilworth Public Library. Scheduled curbside pickup begins Monday, June 29th Monday-Friday 10:30 am-12:30 pm and 2:30-4:30 pm. If arriving by vehicle, please remain in your car and call the library to inform us you are on the library's premises.

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NUTLEY, NJ - As LGBTQ+ Pride Month comes to a close, the fountain at Nutley Memorial Park 1 was illuminated with the colors of the Pride flag. Residents will be able to see the colorful display starting at dusk. Since 2016, TAPintoNutley.net  has been the only locally owned news organization ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – To create more public art across the city, Coral Springs has pushed to wrap utility boxes at major traffic intersections with artistic images of nature and city-related history. Two years ago, five utility boxes were covered in unique art displays at intersections along ...

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COLTS NECK, NJ - Move over Broadway, Anna Thoresen has something to sing! The Axelrod Performing Arts Center, located five minutes from downtown Asbury Park, is one of the premier professional theaters at the Jersey Shore. They recently announced their winners in the NJ High School 'Axe ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP — Long Beach Township had to curtail their normally expansive summer concert options this summer due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, they are offering an opportunity to enjoy live music on the expansive 68th Street Beach this summer on Sunday afternoons. The concerts are ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The pandemic has wreaked havoc on planned public events and celebrations for New Providence residents, Mayor Al Morgan lamented at the Monday, June 22 council Zoom meeting. However, he was optimistic that the community will get through these trying times as it has always ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - “It was a dark and stormy night….”  And that’s how Bill Hoefling’s story really begins. He’s talking about managing the Hurricane Floyd emergency response team in New Providence.  His story is compelling and full of fascinating detail, like how the team responded when the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – On what may have been a perfect evening, with humidity low and temperatures around 80 degrees, the Wayne Summer Concert Series kicked off with ‘52nd Street,’ a Billy Joel tribute band. They played on a stage set up on the lawn between the two entrances to Town Hall. Approximately 200 ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Gather your friends and make garlicky snacks because Vampire Lesbians of Sodom are going to take over the Nutley Little Theatre tonight. The Nutley Little Theatre will present a live, virtual reading of Vampire Lesbians of Sodom at 8 p.m. Friday, June 26. "Take two immortal ...

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MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ - Get the popcorn ready for a Drive-In Movie Night at Woodlot Park on July 10 at 8:30 p.m. Dreamworks "Trolls" will be on the big screen. Space is limited for this event sponsored by the South Brunswick Recreation Department. Participants must register at South Brunswick ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Do you have plans this weekend? If you don’t, check out our editor’s picks for some of the best things to do in and around Franklin Township. New Jersey has been in “Stage Two” since Monday June 15, and many moderate-risk activities have been opened up. READ: Murphy Announces ...

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