Arts & Entertainment

June 25, 2020

KENILWORTH, NJ - The Borough of Kenilworth announced due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Fourth of July Firework Display has been canceled.  Ground-based sparkling devices and novelties are now legal in New Jersey. Please see the above photo for proper guidelines.   

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LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ — Plenty to celebrate as Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members prepare for the holiday weekend featuring food, fun and re-openings! The Fourth of July brings even more to celebrate as restrictions continue to lift and calendars begin to fill with endless ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Basking Ridge mother of twins, Sharon Vopel, has created an online petition to save Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge.  The public stable, run by Somerset County Parks Commission, has been completely closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  While many other ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School Junior Allie Cordero has had a passion for the visual arts since she was a child. In the summer of 7th grade, she started to take a much greater interest in art by learning how to draw her favorite cartoon characters. As Allie’s art has evolved, she has gained ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The National Arts Honor Society virtual ceremony celebrated the induction of 25 new members.  Each of the seniors had a slide in the ceremony with some of their creations, along with the classes they had taken at Sparta High School and the school they will be attending in the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - "Create Change: A Peaceful Protest Through the Arts" will be staged on the steps of the Historic Somerset County Courthouse on Saturday, June 27th beginning at 1 p.m. Jamie DelRocco, the promoter of the two-hour event, is the owner of Stage Stars Productions; she is being ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Facing a budget shortfall, the Coral Springs Museum of Art has received financial help from National Endowment for the Humanities through a $10,000 coronavirus-assistance grant. The grant came from Florida Humanities as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - As a part of the Hoboken Historical Museum’s “Collecting Hoboken” project to document the community’s experience of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Museum invited local artists to transform disposable face masks into one-of-a-kind artworks and submit them to the Museum for a future ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - The "Hoboken Sound" is going virtual Thursday night, as an incredible lineup of acts will perform, entertain and raise money to support Hoboken residents and local Hoboken businesses affected by COVID-19. The Hoboken Relief Fund Music Festival will bring together an all-star ...

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PATERSON, NJ – For Amel May Khalil, becoming an actress wasn’t part of her plans. But, in February 2013 when her mother, May, passed away after spending two-and-a-half weeks in a coma, the Paterson native said it “changed everything.” “I decided I would value time differently,” the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – In the midst of a mini-heatwave, the opening of the James Roe Pool in Wayne came just in time, providing cool relief and unofficially kicking off summer.  With the sounds of splashing, children’s laughter and shouts of joy; with sunlight reflecting off moving water and the smell of ...

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UNION, NJ - The results are in.  Union residents have voted on their choice for drive-in movies over the July 4th weekend. Friday, July 3 - "Knives Out" (PG-13) Saturday, July 4 - "The Lion King" (PG) Sunday, July 5 - "Space Jam" (PG) The event is for Union residents only with a limit ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ: With movie theaters closed and families looking for entertainment on a summer evening, towns across the state are looking at providing outdoor movie experiences. During the Township committee meeting on Tuesday evening via Zoom,  the governing body approved the request from Bell ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two Livingston High School students, Joyce He and Ian Hurrel, were recently named recipients of 2020 New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education (NJGAAE) and will be honored during a virtual ceremony on Friday, June 26 at 5 p.m. The New Jersey Council of Teachers of English ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ  - Morristown High School student Alex Yipp was among the students honored as the Mayo Performing Arts Center Music Students of the month of June for Outstanding Brass Musicians. Students were from Morristown, Randolph and Kinnelon Yipp was nominated by David Gallagher.  "Alex ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Town Council voted during their meeting on June 22, to approve Resolution #151-2020 which permits temporary outdoor seating for restaurants during the pandemic shutdown of retail and commercial businesses in the Town of Newton. The resolution states the following in regards ...

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Our building may be closed, but the library is open and summer learning is still here! Our annual Summer Reading program will be held online. While the program will be different from anything we have done before, there will still be weekly activities and raffles to award our great readers of ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Saturday morning brought quite the shock to Nonna's Pizza in Florham Park when Barstool Sports President and Founder Dave Portnoy surprised them with a visit! In addition to running Barstool Sports, Dave Portnoy is also very popular for his 'One Bite Everybody Knows the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Coronavirus restrictions in place since mid-March continue to be peeled back amid Phase 2 of the state's economic recovery plan, and the state's efforts to combat the disease are proving so successful that New Jersey is one of four states in line to contain it, Governor Phil Murphy ...

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WARREN, NJ - 2020 Summer Camp season will not be held in Warren and Watchung this year. In Warren the Recreation Commission said: Governor Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health have issued guidelines for Youth Camps, which we have reviewed. After careful ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – There won’t be a Fourth of July celebration at Mullins Park in Coral Springs this year due to the coronavirus. But there will be a city-wide parade. Coral Springs announced Monday that, on Saturday, July 4, the city will host a parade from 10 - 2 p.m. featuring decorated ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Many homes like to put up elaborate decorations for major holidays.  One Lakewood Drive resident has taken it a step further.  For some time, James Joanow has been known in Bloomfield for his unique displays that involve mannequins, lights and many other props that keep your eyes ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Department of Recreation is showing Moana at the Drive-In this Thursday and Friday night, and attendees must pre-register to attend.  At 5:00 pm today, residents may register at our Online Registration Page.  Space is limited and a waiting list is created, ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Verona Pool will open full-time on July 1 for Verona residents only with membership registration starting Monday, June 22.  The pool will remain open through Labor Day, September 7. As expected, many new rules will be in place due to COVID-19, which include: Members, ...

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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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