Arts & Entertainment

June 18, 2020

FAIR LAWN, NJ - There will be swimming at Memorial Pool this summer! While the opening date has changed to Monday, July 6 to accommodate preparing the pool in the age of coronavirus, there was little doubt the pool would open this year as long as the state opened per Governor Phil Murphy'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, will be presenting a Disney Family Sing-A-Long Saturday. The program will air at 7 p.m. on BRTV's YouTube channel. It will feature ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Looking to get outside? There’s slate of events about to happen on Quimby Street. Starting this weekend and continuing for at least through July 4 weekend, the town will be opening Quimby Street Friday – Sunday evenings for socially distanced strolling and dining, Downtown ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The building itself is still closed to the public, but residents can pick up books at the Montville Township Public Library starting June 18, with more hours beginning Monday, June 22, Library Director Allan Kleiman announced. Starting Thursday at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., patrons ...

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UNION, NJ – Union Center is kicking off its reopening with free breakfast, fitness classes, outdoor dining and more beginning Thursday, June 18.  Stuyvesant Avenue, from Vauxhall Road to the cannon at Johnson Place will be shut to vehicular traffic from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Heritage Middle School (HMS) Italian teacher Vinny Belcastro was named the winner of a virtual talent competition where staff members showed off various skills and students voted for their favorites. Belcastro’s vocals and skills on the acoustic guitar landed him in first place, ...

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CRANFORD - A portion of Alden Street (from N. Union Avenue to mid-block) and the lower section of Lot 7 (area behind rear entrance of Breadsmith to Martin Jewelers) will be closed to vehicular traffic and open to pedestrians on Thursdays from 3 p.m. through 9 p.m. on Sundays. The intent behind ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Mr. Spotswood has been a Spotswood High School tradition for the past 18 years. Not even the coronavirus pandemic could keep Mr. Spotswood 2020 from being crowned. On Tuesday, Helmetta's Steven Karczewski was named Mr. Spotswood 2020 after a virtual competition that took place over ...

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MADISON, NJ - In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic and the State’s mandates regarding public gatherings, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) has canceled this popular annual event, announced the organization.  Shakespeare’s wonderful comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, was slated for this ...

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UNION, NJ-  Join the Union Public Library as they kick off summer reading with Raconteur Radio Presents: THE HOBBIT: A Virtual Radio Play, available to watch on Union Public Library’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UnionPublicLibraryNJ/ anytime between June 22 and June 29. A live Q&A ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The popular outdoor Summer Stage concert series will resume July 11, another hopeful sign that life is beginning to return to normal as New Jersey slowly emerges from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kicking off the 2020 Saturday night concerts - delayed by seven ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have added another baseball movie to their drive-in movies "home stand," Back by popular demand, the Patriots will feature "The Sandlot" as part of the team’s Drive-In Movies series on Thursday, June 25th. The show will begin at 9 p.m. in the Red Lot ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair High School students have teamed-up with other students across Essex County to host a rally for Juneteenth on Friday, June 19. A group of student activists from Montclair High School hosted a rally and march on June 8 that had more than 4000 people in attendance to ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Although New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy gave the green light earlier this week to fireworks displays on July 4 weekend, West Caldwell announced Wednesday that it would be canceling its scheduled Independence Day fireworks. The township posted news of the cancellation on its ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Fair Lawn Performing Arts Hall of Fame Quarantine Variety Show has been rescheduled to Friday, June 19 at 8 p.m. The show will be hosted by Charlie Schlatter, Matt Gitkin, and Stu Pace. Special appearances by Donna Vivino, Larry Hochman, Millie Perkins, and Lee Merideth, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Shortly after releasing guidelines for the opening of Livingston’s summer day camp, which will be open to kids in grades K-8 in July, the Township of Livingston announced that the Mervyn V.T. Haines Pool (adjacent to Livingston High School) will also be open this summer, beginning ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The Fred Erxleben Recreation Center will be opening up its swimming pool this summer for Elizabeth residents. The pool is expected to be open from July 4th to Labor Day this year. The swimming pool is going to be one of the only regular summer activities that will still be ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Environmental Education Department is holding a photography Contest to celebrate National Nature Photography Day. Madison residents are invited to submit their photos of New Jersey wildlife by Monday June 29. Images (limit is 3 per person) will be judged by environmental ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A parade to commemorate the Fourth of July is planned for Thursday July 2nd at 4 p.m. This is the first time Roselle Park has held an Independence Day parade instead of the traditional fireworks celebration which had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The parade was ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ The coronavirus pandemic may have pulled the plug on Milltown's annual Fourth of July festivities, but the Milltown Fourth of July Committee is not letting July, 4, 2020 pass without a celebration. The committee announced the cancellation of the Fourth of July Parade, Firecracker 5K ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernardsville Recreation Department is working toward a projected date of July 6 to open the pool, although the reopening may be earlier. Bernardsville Pool membership registration is open. Fees are prorated due to the shortened season and the early registration discount ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – John Mauro, aka ‘Yankee Dad’ who became an internet sensation overnight, continues to make people laugh all week telling bad dad jokes on 94.7 in celebration of Father's Day. With Kelly Ford, you can listen to Mauro every morning at 8:25 a.m. He says “The jokes are so bad you have ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Residents gathered in Nutley parks Friday, June 12 to install a 'Nutley Pride' chalk walk as a part of Pride Month celebrations. The Nutley Board of Commissioners proclaimed June 2020 LGBTQ+ Pride Month. The temporary art installation, all done in chalk by members and supporters of ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - For the first time in memory, the Cedar Grove Town Pool will not open for the summer.  The Town Council agreed at a staff meeting on Monday to keep the pool closed for the season.   The pool, which typically opens Memorial Day weekend, has been closed due to the COVID-19 ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - As the school year winds down and the weather gets warmer, more Roselle Park residents will be looking for ways to safely spend time outdoors. So far only passive parks are open to individuals who wear masks and abide by social distancing guidelines. This means that ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School (LHS) band directors Mike Jedwabnik, Erik Donough and Jim Hegedus made surprise visits to the homes of senior band members on Friday afternoon to honor them with a special musical tribute. In addition to wishing them well, the teachers played the LHS Alma ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Parents are asked to complete a quick survey to help the Township and Berkeley Heights Recreation plan for the 2020 Summer Experience. The Summer Playground Camp will not be offered this summer due to NJ's current COVID-19 restrictions.  "We are asking for help in ...

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EDISON, NJ — Brad Paisley Grammy award-winning country singer surprised the teachers of Ben Franklin Elementary at their end of year party on Zoom. The Teachers got together to mark their 57th day of remote learning and ended up with something better than the BINGO prize.  “We organized a ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots hosted two nights of drive-in movies at TD Bank Ballpark last weekend, selling out both nights within a few minutes of putting tickets on sale. The safe and socially distanced family event was so successful that the team is scheduling more drive-in ...

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