Arts & Entertainment

June 15, 2020

SOMERSET, NJ - The Township of Franklin summer recreation camp program is canceled for the 2020 season, according to an announcement from the township.   “After carefully evaluating the health guidelines related to COVID-19, and ongoing discussions with our local officials, Franklin Township ...

Read more »

PARKLAND, FL- The summer blockbuster movie season has finally arrived. A long standing beat-the-heat entertainment option is now open in Broward County; movie theaters. Broward County Emergency Order 20-15 states that as of Monday, June 15, indoor amusement facilities are permitted to open at 50% ...

Read more »

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Maurice M. Pine Library is reopening for curb side pickup beginning today, June 15. Order using the BCCLS catalog right here. Here are guidelines to make it safe for patrons and employees: All patrons must wear a mask if they are arriving to pick up ...

Read more »

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – On a sundrenched Sunday afternoon, Bloomfield residents held a Chalk The Street event in the downtown area on Washington Street in support of Black Lives Matter. The community event came about from a Facebook group called The Bloom.  Many local artists helped make today’s event ...

Read more »

WESTFIELD, NJ — A moderate plan that focuses on the safety of patrons and keeps in mind the financial challenges of COVID-19 is in the works for the New Jersey Festival Orchestra’s 2020-21 season, the orchestra’s director said. While coronavirus cut the last season short, Music Director David ...

Read more »

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - You can’t miss it. Waving in the breeze from every corner of the big pavilion in Centennial Park, hundreds of multi-colored banners made by New Providence residents dance in the breeze. The individual works of art celebrate what the artists love about New Providence, the town’s ...

Read more »

KENILWORTH, NJ - Blockbuster actor Robert LaSardo has officially joined the cast of “K-Town The Series” as FBI Special Agent Danny T. Burns. LaSardo has stared in over 130 films in his career to date. He is best known for his role as Escobar Gallardo in the popular FX hit series Nip/Tuck. He ...

Read more »

JERSEY CITY, NJ - La Festa Italiana, Jersey City’s oldest Italian festival, has been canceled for the first time in its more than 117-year history. “Due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the current pandemic and out of concern for the safety and well-being of our volunteers, ...

Read more »

UNION, NJ - The Union Recreation Department, Mayor Michele Delisfort and the Township Committee are bring back the big screen with drive-in movies for the township's Fourth of July weekend. Movies will be shown Friday, July 3, Saturday, July 4, and Sunday, July 5. This event is for Union ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although the Livingston Public Schools (LPS) Visual Arts Department was not able to hold its traditional district art show at the Livingston Mall, the district has released virtual galleries of artwork created both before and during the pandemic The galleries, which features ...

Read more »

FANWOOD, NJ – Boxing legend Gerry Cooney, a longtime resident of Fanwood, is among the 50 candidates for induction for The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF). The nominees for the Class of 2019-2020 are listed in the following categories: Arts & Letters, Enterprise, Performing Arts, Public ...

Read more »

WESTFIELD, NJ — Famed creator of the Addams Family Charles Addams and Virginia Apgar, the creator of a clinical system for evaluating newborns, now share more than just their hometown of Westfield. Apgar and Addams are both nominees in the New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2019-2020. You can vote ...

Read more »

RIDGEWOOD/HAWTHORNE, NJ - The isolation and extraordinary circumstances brought about by the coronavirus pandemic inspired Kristina Van Dyk, a ten-year wardrobe stylist for advertising campaigns, to venture into creating her own art exhibition and sharing it with others.  A graduate of Houghton ...

Read more »

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Ginny Duenkel Pool will be reopening on Monday, June 22.   In order to ensure compliance with Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Orders, the following guidelines will be implemented for the safety of patrons and staff: Pool capacity will be maxed out at 600 ...

Read more »

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rainbow Kids Dance Troupe and their performance of "Over the Rainbow: The Rock Ballet." has morphed from an off-Broadway production of a film classic into a virtual performance filmed in the backyards and front lawns of their homes for viewers online. What had begun as a ...

Read more »

NUTLEY, NJ - Local author Michael C. Gabriele will do a Zoom presentation on Tuesday, June 23, 2 p.m. for the Nutley Public Library to discuss his newest book, “Stories from New Jersey Diners – Monuments to Community.”  The live program can be viewed by registering online at ...

Read more »

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In addition to being a first grade teacher and Berkeley Heights Councilwoman, Susan Poage can now add Published Children's Writer to her resume. Poage’s book, “Protecting You...Protecting Me” is a collaboration of a unique triad; a first grade teacher, a college professor, ...

Read more »

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Monday, June 15, School of Rock Montclair will reopen to resume music lessons and Performance Program rehearsals for its enrolled students.  The reopening will be the first part of a three stage process that will also include safety guidelines for participants in the School’s ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There will be no Independence Day fireworks over the Raritan River this July 4th. A spokesman for the Mayor's Office has told TAPinto New Brunswick that the show which brings thousands of people to Boyd Park and the surrounding area each year will not be held because of a ...

Read more »

RARITAN, NJ - The annual St. Ann Festa has officially been canceled for 2020. Originally, the event had been moved from June 10 through June 13, to Aug. 26 through Aug. 29. The Italian festival usually features rides, carnival games, homemade food including the famous Pizzelle and much ...

Read more »

MILLBURN, NJ — Later this month, Millburn residents can enjoy a week of fun, family-friendly films that will help a number of great local organizations. In order to help raise the money for those organizations, Millburn Township is hosting a five night drive-in movie fundraiser event. The movies ...

Read more »

SPARTA, NJ – The photography students at Sparta High School were given an assignment that is unique to the coronavirus shut down.  They were asked to create a photo time capsule of this COVID-19 socially distant experience. Zachary Martino shared glimpses of COVID-19 quarantine activities and ...

Read more »

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Six years after Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop attempted to wrestle control of the Loews Theater away from the nonprofit running it in order to create a performing arts center, the city and Friends of the Loews have agreed to work together. In a press conference held in the ...

Read more »

MONTVILLE, NJ – Pre-registration has begun for the Montville Township Public Library summer reading program. This year’s theme is Imagine Your Story. Readers of all ages can register for nine weeks of logging books and attending virtual library events for a chance to win prizes. The entirely ...

Read more »

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - SBPL's reopening plans are getting very real!   Preparations to begin resuming on-site public service at the South Brunswick Public Library have begun in earnest.  No date has yet been set, but authorization for limited curbside to-go service is anticipated sometime ...

Read more »

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 - from your home! Somerset County Tourism - Our Father's Day Gift Guide is here! Father's Day is just around the corner! In true ...

Read more »

UNION, NJ - Another chalk art contest has been developed, this time focusing on Dads and Grads. Sponsored by the Union Recreation Department, along with the Union Center Special Improvement District (SID), the contest is open Monday, June 15 to Sunday, June 21.   Selected works entered will ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN, NJ - With the fate of the MLB season still a drifting pop fly near the left field foul pole, Hoboken's MST (Mile Square Theatre) is putting their annual homage to the home game in play with this year's 7th Inning Stretch: from the dugout. Commemorating Hoboken’s historical claim as the ...

Read more »

MILLBURN, NJ — As New Jersey residents approach their third month in quarantine, the impact of isolation on mental health has become more apparent. Millburn High School freshman, Peter Ren, made a documentary on just that, entitled “The Unknown Future.” Having previously made a documentary ...

Read more »

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - As a result of COVID-19 related risks and restrictions, the Rotary Club of Hillsborough has decided to cancel this year’s annual Rotary Fair, held each August at the Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Route 206 adjacent to the Lowe’s parking lot. “We are greatly disappointed to have ...

Read more »