Arts & Entertainment

April 3, 2020

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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HELMETTA, NJ - The coronavirus shutdown won't keep the Easter Bunny from stopping by the borough after all. His annual breakfast had to be canceled, but the Easter Bunny is still going to take a tour around the borough on Saturday, April 11 thanks to the Helmetta Recreation Department and the ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - The Easter Bunny usually visits households each holiday, and spending time with family and friends is one of the great pleasures of the occasion.  However, given the circumstances, behaviors have to adapt and, unfortunately, neither bunny nor person can mingle as usual for the ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – As the number of coronavirus cases rise and families across America are confined to their home, finding enjoyment and optimism becomes more stressful each day. That is why Needham, Massachusetts photographer Carla Soulia, and marketing consultant Kristen Collins started ...

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Editor's Note: Have a TAP Tip? We want to hear from you! Click here. MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Christine O'Grady, the newest addition to the Bayberry Lane neighborhood in Mountainside reached out to her neighbors to ask them to put out a bear or another stuffed animal in a front window or on their ...

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HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Appleby Drama Club Director Chris Slavicek also happens to be the mayor of Helmetta. This year's spring production for the fifth grade's drama club may be on hold because of remote learning, but that hasn't stopped Slavicek from keeping in touch with the cast and crew of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School freshman Chris Zou, a media student, submitted a film to the 2020 Count Basie Center Teen + College Film Festival, and his is one of 12 official high school selections that are screening beginning March 30. Zou's film is called "High School ...

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SPARTA, NJ -During these rough times, the Boy Scouts have prevailed. Sparta Troop 150 has been able to keep meeting though virtual meetings using the ZOOM virtual platform. More than 30 scouts and adults attend the first meeting on Monday, March 23. All of the scouts showed up in their proper ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - As we continue to navigate this challenging time, TAPinto Piscataway invited residents to take a moment to share a photo that captures the spirit of this year’s first days of Spring in our township.  We are pleased to announce that Wendy Macotela has been randomly selected as ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ _ It's no surprise that a giant event that draws crowds of thousands of people _ the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills'  twice-a-year rummage sale, which had been scheduled for the beginning of May _ has been called off. Both shoppers and those who donate items to be ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Not long after news broke about the passing of Maria LaBadia, Director of the Nutley Public Library, TAPinto Nutley discovered this message in front of the main entrance of the building.  The simple message reads "Miss You Friend" with the hashtag ...

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