Arts & Entertainment

June 3, 2020

SPARTA, NJ – The photography students at Sparta High School were given an assignment that is unique to the coronavirus shut down.  They were asked to create a photo time capsule of this COVID-19 socially distant experience. Shelley Ramirez chose to express the quarentine in black and white, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The rallies against racial injustice arrived in Nutley's Memorial Park this week, and it sounded like, a whisper. Unlike the typical rally, with chants and songs, chalk artists took to the paved pathway in the park to leave messages of hope, memorialize those killed, and support to end ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Girl Scouts of Troop 40380 are working behind the scenes to make a whole-town initiative come to life. From their first Zoom call, the girls were committed to creating a great project. They ended the calls with their one-word summaries: “Exciting! Good! ...

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NUTLEY, NJ  - Town hall was lit up with the colors of the rainbow flag Monday night in honor of Pride Month. June is Pride Month in the United States. The month was chosen to commemorate the Stonewall Riot in 1969. Two American presidents have formally acknowledged Pride month with ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Seventeen performances from both James Caldwell High School (JCHS) students and staff will be featured in a virtual concert at 7 p.m. on Friday entitled “A Night of Hope.” The JCHS Virtual Concert will premiere live on YouTube on Friday. The link will be posted on the JCHS ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Livingston residents Abby Heltzer and Dani Pritikin, along with Short Hills resident Allie Benjamin, have recently continued a charitable endeavor they began last year called “Kostumes for Kids,” where the three young dancers collect costumes, shoes, and accessories to be donated to ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Each spring, Spotswood High School holds an Art Show in its Media Center. The event coincides with the spring concert from the Spotswood High School music program. SHS's art and graphic arts departments showcase student work at the show that is always well-attended. In addition to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Zachary Solano of Ledgewood, who just completed 11th grade at Roxbury High School, has won the prestigious Hanover Wind Symphony (HWS) summer music scholarship in the senior division. He will appear as a tuba soloist with the renowned wind band in the fall. Principal tuba player ...

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STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Administration, Recreation Department and Founders Day Committee released a statement today that the planned Founders Day events for June 13, 2020 has been postponed until Saturday, August 29, 2020. The annual events include a senior breakfast, wonderful parade ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Playhouse 22, East Brunswick’s Community Theater, along with the New Jersey Creative Arts Collaborative will present a reading of Momma’s Porch on Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. as part of the theater’s Facebook Live Play Reading Series.     Momma’s Porch is about a young ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Jessica Mauceri, owner of Fairytale Inc. in Bernardsville, is developing a new way of doing business amidst COVID-19 non-essential business shut-downs.   Fairytale Inc. is formerly known as the go-to destination for crafty and cool children’s birthday and celebration party ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — With the COVID-19 pandemic causing difficulties for many, two Westfield students have made the most of their crafting skills to spread positivity throughout the community. Since last Monday, 12-year-old Bianca Vesuna and 15-year-old Annika Vesuna have been selling sets of ...

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  MONTCLAIR, NJ – The Junior League of Montclair-Newark (JLMN) announced it is hosting their annual spring street fair online this year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual event will take place over a three day period from June 1st  - June 3rd  2020 and will feature social media ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - A yarn bomber left their work on the iron fence on the Vincent Pl. side of Essex County Yantacaw Park in Nutley just ahead of LGBT Pride month. A TAPinto Nutley reader captured the work with a smartphone photo. The bombing, in the shape of a heart, features the LGBT Pride ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Disney World may not be reopening until mid-July, but a group of Kennedy Elementary students recently took a virtual trip to the ‘most magical place on earth’ from the safety of their home.  On the evening of May 21, second graders in Kathleen Wharton’s class logged onto ...

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                        Hip New Jersey Stays Home to Benefit the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund Telethon Features a Star-Studded Group of NJ Musicians, Athletes, Personalities and More Hip New Jersey, the Garden State’s premier lifestyle television ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The photography students at Sparta High School were given an assignment that is unique to the coronavirus shut down.  They were asked to create a photo time capsule of this COVID-19 socially distant experience. Sofia Horowitz highlighted shut-in activities and the solitude found when ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Disney World and Universal Studios are closed, so residents brought the characters to communities across Parkland. Golf carts and cars slowly made their way through the neighborhoods to greet characters such as Snow White, Mario, Spiderman and of course Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Murphy's requirement for social distancing, the 2020 Middlesex County Fair has been canceled by direction of the Fair Association. In a communication today, the Fair Association said, "The safety of our volunteers, fairgoers, and ...

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MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, June 6th, from noon to 4 p.m., the SOMA community will join in a different kind of parade to raise money to provide food and other essential materials to over 500 SOMA families in need. To take part, create and display a “message of hope” artwork on your ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to reach the maximum number of people from the Livingston community, Livingston Vision 20/20 has opted to post a new mini-survey survey every month rather than distributing its traditional community survey in hopes that this will encourage residents to take between two and ...

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A Rock and Roll Tribute to the 80's! Saturday May 30th, at 7PM EST (6 PM CST) Join David Ellefson of Megadeth and Thom Hazaert for the latest DAVID ELLEFSON YOUTH MUSIC FOUNDATION/GRAMMY MUSIC EDUCATION COALITION live-stream extravaganza, THE DECADE THAT ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — This week, two Millburn High School seniors were recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for their outstanding achievement in visual art. Gabrielle Stoller has won a Scholastic National Silver Award in Sculpture, and Kate Lama has received a Scholastic National ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Nearly three months after the COVID-19 pandemic imposed social distancing and curtailed the ability to meet and mingle, shop and dine, attend school and earn a living, Gov. Phil Murphy has begun to ease some restrictions - with conditions. The Downtown Somerville Alliance is ...

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RED BANK, NJ: The Count Basie Center for the Arts, the not-for-profit performing arts center with a mission to “Inspire, Educate and Entertain,” announced today the availability of a limited-edition t-shirt to raise funds for the organization, shuttered since mid-March due to the ongoing ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School (WOHS) Thespian Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony on May 27, virtually recognizing graduating seniors and welcoming a new board and new members into the growing group. Despite the pandemic, theatre students at the high school collected ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville resident and New Jersey Housewife Melissa Gorga will be participating in a telethon to raise awareness and funds for the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF). Hip New Jersey and News 12+ will be joining together on Sunday, May 31 at 8 p.m. to air the one-hour ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Girls’ Night Out in Downtown Westfield, a popular yearly event supporting downtown businesses, went virtual Thursday, becoming “Girls’ Night In” to meet the challenges of social distancing. Along with special promotions from shops and restaurants, there was a livestreamed video ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A town resident and 2019 Westfield High School graduate has seen a major growth in his social media following recently. Devin Caherly has over 1.3 million followers on TikTok. Caherly posted his first video last July and it reached nearly 11,000 views. After posting seven videos ...

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