Arts & Entertainment

June 22, 2020

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Summer Movies at Morgan’s Farm will return this summer beginning July 14.  Sponsored by Cedar Grove Recreation and the Cedar Grove Municipal Alliance, movies will begin at dusk.  Residents should bring their own chairs and blankets--6 ft. social distancing will be required and a ...

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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. This Friday, June 26 at 8 p.m., the Nutley Little Theatre will present a live, virtual reading of Vampire Lesbians of Sodom. "Take two immortal vampire ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Finding a way to give back during the COVID-19 pandemic for a nurse at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center was a snap – literally. During the outbreak’s peak in early April, Kristie Spindler, who has worked in the labor and delivery department for the past six years, said there ...

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WAYNE, NJ – With the loosening of the restrictions on outdoor gatherings, the Wayne Parks and Recreation Department is moving forward with their Summer Concert Series starting this week on Wednesday, June 24. Because of the pandemic, there was a question whether these events would be allowed to ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The borough's annual Fourth of July festivities will have a different look for 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Milltown's Fourth of July Committee announced the cancellation of the events drawing large crowds such as the Firecracker 5K and Fun Run, the parade and the ...

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Online Deadline to Enter is Today, June 22 at Noon BELMAR, NJ — Photographers are invited to participate in Belmar Arts Center’s annual juried photography exhibit, which will be a virtual show with an open theme. Only 60 images will be chosen for the “Gallery of Images,” which is open to ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - For some, music can be just a hobby. But for others like 15-year-old Towaco resident Dylan Nieradka, music is a destiny. “I picked up the guitar around seven-years-old and have been playing ever since,” said Nieradka, who is a freshman at Montville Township High School. “I was ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The “stay-at-home” orders have not stopped 15-year-old Natalie Chow from achieving her goals as a pianist over the last few months, as the Livingston High School sophomore has recently added to her many existing accolades in classical music performance by applying to various online ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown & Morris Township Library is announcing Summer Reading programs for children, teens and adults. The summer reading for children and teens is virtual this year, library staff announced. The program will use the READ squared platform. Sign up ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ - This may be a novel year for dads when it comes to celebrating Father's Day this year. According to many retailers and restaurateurs, Mother's Day only follows winter celebrations when it comes to spending money.  Father's Day 2020 may well be the exception. On Mother's ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District's Department of Performing Arts and Bridgewater-Raritan High School's Television Team, BRTV, held the first Disney Family Sing-A-Long Saturday, with performances by high school students and music teachers from all over the ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — The coronavirus pandemic that has affected everybody's lives in some form has also posed a particularly vexing set of challenges for the operators of summer day camps. When summer camps are permitted to open on July 6, in accordance with Governor Phil Murphy's directives during ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Curbside service--“contactless circulation"--will begin at the Bernardsville Public Library on Monday, June 22. The book drop opened on Monday, June 15 for returns. See the schedule for dropping off books (by your last name initial) at www.bernardsvillelibrary.org. The book ...

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Newark, NJ — Driving, dancing, dialogue and distribution were just a few of the forms of celebratory resistance engaged by Newarkers on Juneteenth 2020, the annual commemoration of the day in 1985 when a group of slaves in Texas received news that slavery had ended.  Two years following the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Names called out in prayer during a libation on the waterfront, and red, black and green Pan-African flags gliding through the air in a motorcade were just the preview for residents celebrating Juneeteenth in Camden on Friday. The commemoration honors the day in 1865 when Union ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Municipal Pool is being worked on to get it into shape for the anticipated opening on July 2.  TAPinto Hawthorne contributor Judy Kopitar visited the pool to see some of the preparations being done by pool personnel wearing face masks.  "Everyone was hard at work ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove has moved its annual fireworks display from July 2 to July 3 and will now allow people to gather at Panther Park to watch.   The township announced the change on Facebook, noting that the Governor's orders will allow for outdoor gatherings of 500 people starting ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Fair Lawn Arts Council is calling all nature lovers and photographers to combine and submit photos for a summer contest featuring a scene from the borough. Get creative and find those pockets of nature in a borough that doubles as a sleepy New York hideaway and interesting ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — For a local promotion company specializing in the organization of some of the most exciting festivals the Garden State has to offer, the start of summer solstice and the muy caliente weather that accompanies it calls for an Empanada Extravaganza! On Sunday, July 12, MegaBite ...

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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 one of the cast members from Los Angeles. He will not divulge who he will be speaking with, but he says the person is a “big ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Piscataway’s traditional Independence Day fireworks show has been postponed until Labor Day weekend because of the pandemic.  In a post on the township’s Facebook page, officials said: “Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Township fireworks show slated for July ...

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SPARTA, NJ – After weeks of no activity, the Sparta Library is preparing to serve patrons once again.  Beginning Monday, June 22 they will begin curbside service, according to an announcement by Library Director David Costa. "We are very happy to be moving forward with our reopening plan," Costa ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - As social distancing continues, Roxbury Public Library (RPL) continues to offer inspiration through virtual programs, curbside service as soon as the state allows, and a fun summer book bingo challenge.  In fact, the library hopes its patrons and friends will use summer to read and ...

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EDISON, NJ — Over 100 people in more than 30 cars flocked to the Pines to watch “The Incredibles” and share in a night of music laughter and overall good time. This free event was hosted by the Edison Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Pines Manor, this past Tuesday night, which proved to ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Gentlemen, start your engines, and may the best woman win. Fans of Rupaul’s Drag Race can experience a dozen of their favorite divas from the Emmy Award-winning television show from Acid Betty to Violet Chachki take to the stage outside the Garden State Plaza in Paramus for a ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Drive-In Movie in Parkland is back again. After a successful run a few weeks ago showing "The Call of the Wild" based on the Jack London novel, the City of Parkland announced today that it will be featuring the recently released "Sonic the Hedgehog" movie starring Jim Carrey ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The Harding Elementary School Music Program presented a virtual Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 13, via private Zoom Links. The concert was conducted in a sing-along/play-along format constructed by Harding music teachers Erin Conte and John Ondrey. Both teachers agreed that the ...

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UNION, NJ - The Township of Union wants your opinion on what films to screen for their 4th of July Weekend Drive-In Movies (July 3, July 4, July 5). Online voting is currently active and ends on Sunday, June 21.  Films for consideration are: Oscar-Nominated Animation​​​​​​: Frozen ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - I loved my Great-Aunt Fannie. At 97, she still lived alone and worked at her sewing machine every day. Her Yiddish name was Fagelah, which meant little bird. So when a little bird—a blue parakeet to be exact—showed up on my deck the very day Aunt Fannie died in June 2015, it ...

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WARREN, NJ - Dan Bertelli, Supervisor of the Arts and Co-Curricular Activities at Watchung Hills Regional High School shared a virtual retrospective of the student’s work, and extended thanks to ARTS teachers and administration. Bertelli said:  Dear Members of the WHRHS school ...

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