Arts & Entertainment

July 8, 2020

UNION, NJ - Calling all history buffs! If you enjoy learning about Union's past, Union Public Library (UPL) is (virtually) the place to be. Catch a glimpse of Union's golden age with Union Township Historical Society Vice President David Arminio as he delves into the history of Union Township ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Camp Ricochet Summer Camp kicked off on July 6 and runs through Friday, Aug. 28 for students entering kindergarten through eighth grade.  “We are so excited and have been working hard to ensure a safe and entertaining environment for your children,” stated Steven Ng, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Chinese Association’s (LCA) virtual 4th of July celebration attracted 91 local families over the weekend, making it the LCA’s largest event of the year so far. During the live event, LCA President Xiuju Jiang highlighted the organization and the achievements of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Beginning Wednesday, July 8, the spray park at Snyder Avenue Park in Berkeley Heights will reopen. Out of an abundance of caution, the spray park has been closed since the local onset of the COVID-19 global health pandemic.  In addition, the public bathrooms at Snyder ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ - Join on for a virtual bedtime story with the kids as author Lisa Ozalis-Graham reads her animated book, The Adventures of Finley & Cisco.   "The Adventures of Finley and Cisco is a triumphant tale that introduces children to the virtues of helping a friend in need ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Bibliophiles rejoice! The Wayne Public Library will re-open their doors for the first time in over three months on Wednesday, July 8. Stacks of books for all ages and all genres, movies, music, magazines and more will be available at your [clean] fingertips. The public’s safety is ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Back in June, members of the community were invited to participate in the Morris County Park's Natural Photography Contest. Over 160 entries were received, said the Morris County Park Commission. The commission has picked a winner! The winner is Barbara Poulson and her photo of ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernardsville Library is offering a diverse lineup of programs this summer, with a new spin on the traditional program to include online read logs, award-winning virtual programming and even contactless prize pick-up. The online Summer Reading Program launched on Monday, ...

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UNION, NJ – Township officials have released additional information about the Columbian Swim Club opening on July 13 for all Union residents. According to the township’s website, the swim club pool will be open to all residents and Knights of Columbus members only.  Every individual in a family, ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The librarians and staff of the South Orange Library want you to participate this summer in all their offerings — and made this video to show residents what their programs and processes are.   Read More: NJ Primary Information Read More: Paper Mill Remembers Nick ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — “This week, Paper Mill lost a beloved member of our family to the deadly coronavirus,” shared Mark S. Hoebee, Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director.  Broadway and television actor Nick Cordero died Sunday after 95 days in the hospital fighting COVID-19, which included ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Public Library reopened on Monday after being closed for several months due to the state-imposed pandemic restrictions on indoor gatherings. The library will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for the duration of the summer. No more than eight ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham rising senior Luke Haley received a surprise ending to the video he was taking of the dolphins swimming in front of his father's fishing boat recently. Two humpback whales appeared out of nowhere and one hit the side of the Haleys' boat (see video below).  

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In an effort to celebrate the rich history of Livingston Township, an official municipality of New Jersey since 1813, TAPinto Livingston has launched a news section titled “Livingston History,” where knowledgeable residents will be invited to submit historical articles or photos on ...

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MADISON, NJ -  The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts free Summer Concert Series will kick off Friday July 10. The concert will take place from 6-8pm.  According to organizers, restrooms will not be open and chairs will not be provided. Guests should bring their own chairs, blankets and masks.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The popular Summer Stage Concert Series on the Division Street pedestrian mall returns this Saturday, July 11 with "Mail Order Bride" performing at 6 p.m. The Downtown Somerville Alliance is sponsor of the music series, held throughout the summer. “Summer Stage has really ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Recreation Department is sponsoring concerts in the park for summer 2020. The free concerts will feature music of all types for all ages on Tuesdays in July and August from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Montville Community Park Amphitheater. Park behind Montville ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs Museum of Art has a new director who will guide the museum through an anticipated budget shortfall and an eventual re-opening from the coronavirus emergency. Coral Springs City Manager Frank Babinec said Monday that Jill M. Brown will serve as director of the ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- Movie theaters across the state remain closed due to the pandemic. To provide a fun, safe, and socially distant summer activity, Randolph Township Parks, Recreation, and Community Services will be hosting a drive-in movie night, featuring the movie Trolls.  This event will provide ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The Department of Recreation is showing The Incredibles at the Drive-In this Friday night, courtesy of Care One and Brunswick Memorial, and attendees must pre-register to attend.  At 5pm today, residents may register at the Online Registration Page.  Space is limited and a ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the latest message from the Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad.  Due to the ongoing pandemic, social distancing restrictions, and the amount of manpower necessary to run a safe carnival, we’ve decided it’s best to cancel this year’s carnival. The carnival is ...

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SPARTA, NJ -  The art department at Sparta High School created a virtual Art Awards ceremony. Typically, these awards would be announced at the annual Art Gala on opening night of the art show, held in the school’s media center and throughout the building for the past several years. “I am beyond ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ - West Caldwell Public Library will reopen on Monday, but with guidelines that must be strictly followed to comply with New Jersey social distancing standards. According to library director Samantha McCoy: Everyone entering the building, except for children under the age ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - California's Hollywood sign is a cultural icon dating back to 1923 when it was originally the Hollywoodland sign. The sign was initially put up to mark the location of a housing development. Today, it's a historic landmark and a must-see stop for tourists. Milltown's sign dates back ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The overcast skies threatened to rain on Chatham's Fourth of July on Saturday but just as the "Alternate Route" Parade began, the sun came out as if on cue. In a sign of patriotic and community spirit, Chatham residents lined borough streets for the revised Independence Day ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - It was still July 4 in Glen Rock as people masked-up and lined Rock Road seemingly eager to feel some normalcy after COVID-19 spoiled their spring, but maybe not their summer. While it was muted, the message was clear at the annual Independence Day parade that brought out crowds ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - For many, drive-in movie theaters stir up nostalgic images of vintage cars, poodle skirts, and popcorn. You don't have to look too far this summer for outdoor drive-in movie theaters, though. Not only were they invented right here in NJ, they're now popping up all over, even here in ...

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UNION, NJ - Even amidst a pandemic, the Township of Union and its residents are finding safe ways to come together as a community. Residents were treated to a drive-in movie of Disney’s 2019 “The Lion King” inside Biertuemphel Park during the evening of July, 4, Independence Day.  Saturday night ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - For those looking for a Chatham fireworks show, here is a 2011 Redux provided by Chatham Township resident Tom Salvas.  

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PARKLAND, FL- With the Coronavirus social distancing in place, the City of Coral Springs brought the 4th of July parade to its residents.  The motorcade parade was headed by Coral Springs Police on motorcycles. Many city vehicles participated in the parade including Coral Springs- Parkland Fire ...

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