Arts & Entertainment

June 20, 2020

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove has moved its annual fireworks display from July 2 to July 3 and will now allow people to gather at Panther Park to watch.   The township announced the change on Facebook, noting that the Governor's orders will allow for outdoor gatherings of 500 people starting ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Fair Lawn Arts Council is calling all nature lovers and photographers to combine and submit photos for a summer contest featuring a scene from the borough. Get creative and find those pockets of nature in a borough that doubles as a sleepy New York hideaway and interesting ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — For a local promotion company specializing in the organization of some of the most exciting festivals the Garden State has to offer, the start of summer solstice and the muy caliente weather that accompanies it calls for an Empanada Extravaganza! On Sunday, July 12, MegaBite ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Resident Billy Hartmann, who is the writer, producer, and one of the main actors in the mob series “K-Town” will be going live today on Facebook with one of the cast members from Los Angeles. He will not divulge who he will be speaking with, but he says the person is a “big ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Piscataway’s traditional Independence Day fireworks show has been postponed until Labor Day weekend because of the pandemic.  In a post on the township’s Facebook page, officials said: “Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Township fireworks show slated for July ...

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SPARTA, NJ – After weeks of no activity, the Sparta Library is preparing to serve patrons once again.  Beginning Monday, June 22 they will begin curbside service, according to an announcement by Library Director David Costa. "We are very happy to be moving forward with our reopening plan," Costa ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - As social distancing continues, Roxbury Public Library (RPL) continues to offer inspiration through virtual programs, curbside service as soon as the state allows, and a fun summer book bingo challenge.  In fact, the library hopes its patrons and friends will use summer to read and ...

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EDISON, NJ — Over 100 people in more than 30 cars flocked to the Pines to watch “The Incredibles” and share in a night of music laughter and overall good time. This free event was hosted by the Edison Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Pines Manor, this past Tuesday night, which proved to ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Gentlemen, start your engines, and may the best woman win. Fans of Rupaul’s Drag Race can experience a dozen of their favorite divas from the Emmy Award-winning television show from Acid Betty to Violet Chachki take to the stage outside the Garden State Plaza in Paramus for a ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Drive-In Movie in Parkland is back again. After a successful run a few weeks ago showing "The Call of the Wild" based on the Jack London novel, the City of Parkland announced today that it will be featuring the recently released "Sonic the Hedgehog" movie starring Jim Carrey ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The Harding Elementary School Music Program presented a virtual Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 13, via private Zoom Links. The concert was conducted in a sing-along/play-along format constructed by Harding music teachers Erin Conte and John Ondrey. Both teachers agreed that the ...

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UNION, NJ - The Township of Union wants your opinion on what films to screen for their 4th of July Weekend Drive-In Movies (July 3, July 4, July 5). Online voting is currently active and ends on Sunday, June 21.  Films for consideration are: Oscar-Nominated Animation​​​​​​: Frozen ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - I loved my Great-Aunt Fannie. At 97, she still lived alone and worked at her sewing machine every day. Her Yiddish name was Fagelah, which meant little bird. So when a little bird—a blue parakeet to be exact—showed up on my deck the very day Aunt Fannie died in June 2015, it ...

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WARREN, NJ - Dan Bertelli, Supervisor of the Arts and Co-Curricular Activities at Watchung Hills Regional High School shared a virtual retrospective of the student’s work, and extended thanks to ARTS teachers and administration. Bertelli said:  Dear Members of the WHRHS school ...

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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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