Arts & Entertainment

July 6, 2020

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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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Independence Day in 2020 is unlike any in years past. This Fourth of July, fireworks celebrations were canceled across the country due to the pandemic.  Instead, many towns, including Roselle Park, held Independence Day parades. Those feeling nostalgic can check out the Fourth ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Fourth of July Marching Band was gathered in the backyard of Milltown Fourth of July Committee member Neil Marotta waiting for their 11 a.m. concert to go live via the borough's YouTube channel and the Milltown Fourth of July Committee's Facebook page. The 20 plus member ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Normally, the Milltown Fourth of July Committee announces the name of the best apple pie marker in the borough on July 4. However, this year it was patriotic pizza that was on the menu. The borough's inaugural Patriotic Pizza contest was sponsored by Milltown's three pizzerias, ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The Main Street Dunkin Donuts did not have a line this morning and chairs did not frame both sides of the street from Van Liew and beyond, but that didn't mean that Milltown was not decked out in the red, white and blue spirit that makes the borough's Fourth of July festivities ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - There will be a virtual reading of Jefferson's timeless Declaration of Independence at 1:00pm today on the Morristown National Historical Park's FACEBOOK page. Join the Morristown National Historical Park's long-standing annual tradition as they celebrate the 4th of July, Morris ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - It's July 4 which means it's parade time in Glen Rock.  The event will take place this morning at 9:30 a.m., along with a celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. The Borough Council gave the go ahead on June 10, deciding it has a place in the 'restart' of ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - Arthur Lewis Park will open to the public on Friday, July 10. Park hours will be from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and at this time the playgrounds, fitness court, basketball court, beach volleyball court, handball court and pavilion will be open.  The splash pad opening is ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Recreation Department is offering the following summer programs: Virtual Science Camp with Explore Science      Age group:  entering grades 4 - 7; maximum of 20, minimum of 6      Schedule:  Mon-Friday, July 20-24, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.; Cost $100 Child & Guardian ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ After about four months of being closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 _ far longer than initially anticipated _ the Bernards Township Library has announced a reopening date of Monday, July 13.   Further details are expected to be posted on the Bernards Township Library ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Knights of Columbus pool will be open to all residents beginning July 11. While details are still being finalized, the pool will operate on a reservation basis.  The Knights of Columbus pool is located at 1034 Jeanette Avenue.  Additional information will be provided by ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Fourth of July 2020 will go down in history for a lot of reasons connected to the coronavirus pandemic. It is the first July 4 that Milltown will not hold its usual array of Independence Day activities highlighted by the Firecracker 5K, the annual parade and of course the fireworks ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Backyard Heroes Fireworks was recently featured in the New York Times for the firework display that was donated to Union High School to celebrate the senior athletes.  The premier consumer fireworks retailer is currently in its second season in business and offers the largest ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Business Community, sponsors and organizers of the July 3 Celebration and Summer Concert Series, regrets to announce that both events have been canceled this year.  The impact on New Providence businesses as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has been ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ – Barnegat and Ocean Township joined many New Jersey communities in canceling firework displays this year. However, those who can’t imagine an Independence Day without the “rockets red glare” can still find them within Ocean County. There are 33 municipalities within Ocean ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra is proud to present a series of classes on Music Theory, at both the beginner and advanced levels. Presented by Liam Keller, this series of four classes will take place on Wednesday July 8, 15, 22, and 29, with the “Intro to Music ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Department of Parks and Recreation announced that the City of Linden Summer Concert Series will begin for Linden residents on Tuesday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m.  The concerts are held at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade located at 400 North Wood Avenue and will begin with country ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Residents are able to enjoy the town’s parks and playground and visit the municipal building.  As of July 2 Memory Park and Pine Street Park are open according to a proclamation issued on Thursday morning. Addendum Number 4 to the Local Emergency Proclamation 2020-1 also announced the ...

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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 or from your home.  Read: Murphy: Casinos, Amusement Parks, Museums, Libraries, Among Businesses Set to Open Today Friday, July ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The township's Pleasant Valley Pool, which usually opens on Memorial Day weekend, is due to finally open at 11 a.m., Friday, July 3, for members only. The pool complex's maximum capacity will be limited to 250 people in compliance with the current state restrictions on ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - All South Brunswick parks have reopened and on Thursday, July 2, township children can once again play on playground equipment. South Brunswick Township outdoor basketball courts will reopen on Monday, July 6. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the reopening of some ...

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