Arts & Entertainment

April 6, 2020

VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Residents of Cedar Grove and Verona are spreading messages of joy and hope like this masterpiece created on Sunday.  Want to share your sidewalk/driveway art?  Email jmoreno@tapinto.net

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Mr. Local History, aka Brooks Betz, is seeking contributions from throughout the Somerset Hills to share a photo of theirs to help document the difficult times with COVID-19 in the community's life for an online Historic Community Collage. "Take part with neighbors and ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – With the Montville Twp. Public Library celebrating its 25th anniversary in its current building on Horseneck Road, TAPinto Montville thought it would be fun to take a look back at the library’s past. Did you know that the Horseneck Road address is actually the 7th building the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights could use a little light these days.  To that end, the new volunteer group BH Neighbors Helping Neighbors, established with the help of the Township, is launching a #LightUpTheLights campaign. BH Neighbors Helping Neighbors encourages everyone to put ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - As the world is focusing its attention a modern global calamity,fans of Masterpiece on PBS are making plans to spend the next seven Sundays getting lost in a costume drama chronicling another calamity, the early years of World War II. World on Fire premieres tonight at 9 p.m. on most ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Ken Bryson, the Chatham High choral director, managed to meld the solo performances of his "Voices" students to create a virtual rendition of "Truth". Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa provided a link to the performance in his recent message to district parents. "Our choral ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Looking for something to entertain the kids? Check out these free coloring book? The New Jersey Forest Service has a coloring book about the forests! Download it here and go through the alphabet and color acorns all the way to Xylems. Click here to download your coloring bood ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The following addresses will have artwork on display from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm today, Saturday, April 4, 2020. Drive or walk by and enjoy. Please remember not to touch anything, and if someone else is there enjoying the art, wait until they are six feet away to take your turn to ...

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  CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Beginning Monday, Cedar Grove Recreation will be holding Spirit Week to help spread a message of unity and togetherness during the COVID-19 crisis. Residents are asked to take pictures of themselves and their family participating in Cedar Grove Spirit Week and send them to ...

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NUTLEY, NJ – In these uncertain times, it’s BREAKING NEWS when there is good news! During this stay-at-home mandate, when you here prolonged sirens blaring and horns honking around Nutley, it’s a tell-tale sign of a birthday parade procession.  It’s a unique method to celebrate a child’s ...

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OLEAN, NY — Olean Public Library Director Michelle La Voie said she knows from studying library history that libraries "tend to be at their busiest during times of economic crisis. So for us to be closed is terrible."  As a precaution to the global coronavirus pandemic, the library has been ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Recreation Department is hosting a virtual Easter Egg Hunt in place of the annual scramble at the Spotswood High School Gymnasium this April. Residents are invited to craft paper Easter eggs and hang them in their windows or on their front doors. Participants should ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - With families in New Jersey under a stay-at-home order and all events canceled, that means local children won’t be able to participate in traditional Easter Egg Hunts this year. That includes the one held annually at Glen Rock’s Thielke Arboretum – for now. The Glen Rock ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Ishita Goel and Sindhu Nagarakanti are a pair of enterprising Ridge High School students who have made productive use of the school district's extending distance-learning period precipitated by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The two juniors have launched the ...

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The article below is being featured as part of the Publisher's  Talk About the Good  campaign. MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ:  Monmouth Arts has compiled a great list of fun places to virtually go with the family, and lots of great activities to do. Check out this list below: For Kids & ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - With families across New Jersey ordered to stay home during the coronavirus crisis, the Glen Rock Public Library has launched several online programs and activities to keep its patrons informed, educated and entertained. All libraries in New Jersey are shut indefinitely, as per a ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Each May, the township's Charter Day celebration brings together friends and community groups that spill over onto the streets and fields throughout downtown Basking Ridge, in an event that draws thousands of people to eat, ride on rides, greet their neighbors, and ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Morris Parks Commission has closed Pyramid Mountain as of April 3, including its trails, parking lot and visitor center. Further, the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center has been closed, as well as all picnic shelters and tents in all parks. The golf courses are all ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Local resident Mitch Morrison is offering an opportunity for community members to perform “beautiful random acts of kindness.”  He is facilitating a “Letters of Love” campaign to get hand written cards or notes to people living in nursing homes and long term care facilities. “Social ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - The #SafeHands Challenge has been making the social media rounds since just before New Jersey began shutting down to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. A key component to fighting the spread of the deadly virus is handwashing. While most people wash their hands not everyone ...

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UNION, NJ – The coronavirus will not stop the Easter Bunny from visiting Union. Union police and fire departments will escort the Bunny around town on Saturday, April 11, from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Residents are invited to bring the kids to the front porch to wave as the Easter Bunny drives around ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - With families across New Jersey ordered to stay home during the coronavirus crisis, the Fair Lawn Maurice M. Pine Public Library has launched several online programs and activities to keep its patrons informed, educated and entertained. All libraries in New Jersey are shut ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stotts-Managing Director), has announced the cancelation of the in-person 2020 Rising Star Awards. Paper Mill will instead host a virtual celebration honoring the passion and talent of New Jersey high school ...

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WARREN, NJ - Three Warren residents are aboard one of the Holland America cruise ships scheduled to arrive in Florida Thursday. TAPinto Warren reached out Wednesday to one Warren couple transferred to the MS Rotterdam. “Fortunately we are both feeling well but it’s tough when your captain tells ...

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WARREN, NJ - Thursday morning thoughts from a Warren resident stranded on one of the Holland America cruise ships.   When did you board? How aware of the coronavirus situation were you? Was the cruise taking any special precautions? Was it a tough decision to go ahead with the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - For more than 20 years the InnerFaith Performing Arts Center (IPAC) has been helping children to develop stronger minds and bodies through a series of programs, including the Tiny Ballerinas.  Founded in 1998 by Rahsona Elder, born and raised in Paterson, IPAC continues to operate ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A Roosevelt Middle School student whose birthday was interrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak is making the best of the situation day by day, and her optimistic spirit recently caught the attention of the production team at “Good Morning America” (GMA). Only a week into her ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Journalists around the world have had to learn to cope with working separately to get their jobs done during the COVID-19 outbreak. The student broadcasters at Linden High School are no different. Students in the school’s TV/Digital Media advanced class – along with all of their ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In an effort to help Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors (LNHN) assist local families in need during the global health crisis, community members are stepping up to produce a live, music-based fundraising event that will feature performances from local singers and ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — While the current coronavirus pandemic has many people spending an increasing amount of time indoors and away from large crowds until the curve of infected individuals flattens, two local entities are working to ensure that the joy of entertainment is not lost. The Bergen ...

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