Arts & Entertainment

June 1, 2020

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced on Monday, June 1st that the 2020 Essex County Summer Music Concert Series and Fireworks displays have been canceled because of the Coronavirus. “Our Summer Concert Series and Fireworks Spectaculars are much ...

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Annual Fall Gala postponed to October 2021 AND Virtual event to be held August 27th, 2020. MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart will host Lunch Break’s virtual fundraising event “Rising Together” live from the organization’s headquarters from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, August ...

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Chatham High School’s newspaper, The Chronicle, held an art and meme contest for students while in remote learning. Below are the winners of the CHS Chronicle Art and Meme Competition.  “We created this competition as a way to give those that wanted something creative to do while in quarantine a ...

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GOVERNOR AND FIRST LADY TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS BANK OF AMERICA-SPONSORED CEREMONY TO BE SHOWN EXCLUSIVELY ON THEBASIE.ORG AND FACEBOOK MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – The Count Basie Center for the Arts has announced the 2020 Basie Awards, the annual celebration of Monmouth County high ...

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This event will take place on the library’s Instagram Live.   Join MPL librarians Jill and Alex as they chat about what they’re reading, watching, and enjoying over on Instagram. Join the convo – comment with your own recommendations or questions: @montclairpubliclibrary on ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — The FM Kirby Carriage House Restaurant at Paper Mill Playhouse offers carryout dining Wednesdays through Sundays. This week's dinners are a choice of: Monkfish with Shrimp Etouffee  Fresh Monkfish with a classic Creole red ...

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Summer is almost here and we cannot help but ask how can we as educators, caretakers and parents keep our kids academically engaged to ensure success this coming fall? However unlike previous years, this year presents the unique and unprecedented obstacle of being in the midst of a worldwide ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — The Millburn Education Foundation’s 9th Annual Millburn Film Fest will be broadcast on YouTube this Friday, May 29th. This year’s event is sponsored by the New York Film Academy, Coldwell Banker Realty (Short Hills), Investors Foundation, and Guaranteed Rate/Jon Lamkin. The show will ...

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Sussex, NJ – And the winners have been chosen. There is great, big - red, white and blue – bright spot in this otherwise colorless pandemic. It comes from the kids that participated in Project Help’s Third Annual Poster Contest.  The students are in grades K through 12 and they hail from ...

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Local resident and small business owner Linda Chen of The Primrose School of Warren and Paris Baguette Bridgewater has launched her contribution to the nationwide "Front Porch Project" movement. The Front Porch Project is a program where photographers donate their time for photo session during the ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for “Rising Star Honors,” presented by the Investors Foundation, a virtual celebration of New Jersey high school students, many of whom were unable to perform their high school musicals due to the current Covid-19 health crisis.“Rising Star ...

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NEW JERSEY -- When girls participate in outdoor adventures, they benefit in important ways and the great news is now many of the Girl Scout Outdoor programs are available online for free.  Since 1912, girls have explored and strengthened their outdoor skills and commitment to environmental ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse has added a new weekly special live-streaming event Babbling by the Brook, hosted by Mark S. Hoebee, to the line-up of weekly online events. Every Wednesday evening beginning May 20, 2020 at 7:00PM (EDT). Tune in on the Paper Mill Playhouse Facebook page ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - In light of the Governor’s decision to loosen certain restrictions that were outlined in Executive Order #108 regarding the usage of parks, the Franklin Township Office of Emergency Management announces amendments to the usage of certain Township Recreational ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - For the last six years, the South Orange Performing Arts Center has presented the INSPIRED MINDS: Young Artist Exhibition as a celebration of Essex County young artists in the Herb + Milly Iris Gallery with an opening reception that draws over 100 attendees. The Center is now ...

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Songs of the Suffragists: Lyrics of American Feminism from 1850 to 2020 The League of Women Voters Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Summit has spent the last 2 years, (including members and our high school/college interns) putting together a terrific read, Songs of the Suffragists: Lyrics ...

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On May 13, at 7 p.m. Francine and Joel Zelnik will perform DAYBREAK, "A Coronavirus Song Cycle - Part 2." Their inspirational music will help us to cope with our Coronavirus blues. See them on the Westfield Memorial Library Facebook page.  

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SOMERSET, NJ - Venus Jewelers, a fifth-generation family jeweler,  hosted a Mother’s Day Jewelry Design Contest for kids. The 26 entries were posted on Facebook for followers to vote on the winning piece. Over a thousand votes decided the winning design. The 1st place design was drawn by Jadyn, ...

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Join author Ilene Dudek on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from 10:30 am - 11:00 am for a virtual story time hosted by the Nutley Public Library. She will be reading her new book Little Ant & the Shadow Bully with games and activities to follow. Games will include I-spy in My Garden, Name that Shadow, ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Grab you mask and head over to the Sparta Nursery and Garden Center for your Mother’s Day flowers and garden needs.  The plants are ready.  Danah Van Wingerden and her helpful crew are also ready to help you get your gardens looking their best. Patrons are welcome to come to the ...

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In these tough times, SOMA Film Festival continues new efforts to bring you films to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. As previously reported HERE, they have made former short films available via their subscriber mailing list and Facebook.  Now, they have inked a deal with Film Movement to ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Kids Jewelry Contest is Now Live! Please take a moment to vote by clicking "like" or "love" on your favorite drawing. These kids worked hard to design a piece of jewelry with their mother in mind. The masterpiece with the most likes wins a $25 Amazon Gift Card and will have ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - By popular demand, Peter, Dora, and the gang are coming straight to your living room with another Zoom happy hour. Join us for laughs, trivia, and a sneak peek of the new Peter Sampson Collection sketches. Click HERE to Join! First Time Zoom Virtual Chat User? Not to worry.

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The Long Beach Island Region is looking forward to joining the rest of the state in beginning summer at the Jersey Shore sharing the Spirit of Travel during National Tourism Week May 3-9 SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. - May 1, 2020 - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has been serving as the ...

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Did you know that New Jersey was deeply involved in the evolution of the computer industry? On Wednesday, May 6 at 7pm, join the library staff via Zoom for a talk by Evan Koblentz and learn how the summer of ’48 shaped the 21st century; why a Jersey shore army base made a computer as big as a ...

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The Other Tales - Escape Rooms in Hawthorne, NJ just released a new product - Printable Escapes. While the doors of the venue on Diamond Bridge Avenue are closed due to Covid-19, The Other Tales team came up with a new way to allow people to safely experience escape room style puzzles. They ...

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Ringwood, NJ – While the coronavirus pandemic rages on in New Jersey, one local party rental company is getting creative to help raise spirits and bring the community together. Parties by Porcelli, a tent and party rental supply company located in Ringwood, is a family-owned business led by ...

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Somerset, N.J.— Venus Jewelers, a fifth-generation family jeweler,  knows many parents are at home right now trying to keep their little ones entertained.  With Mother’s Day in mind, Venus Jewelers is hosting a Kids Jewelry Design Contest. School-aged children can submit a drawing of a piece of ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has announced that he will issue an Executive Order re-opening most sites within Bergen County’s Park System and golf courses effective Saturday, May 2 with some exceptions such as the Bergen County Zoo and the McFaul Environmental Center, which ...

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UFO Salon and Spa is offering an Online Gift Card Promotion, for every $100 you purchase online you will receive a $20 credit on your UFO account! Please click on our website http://Www.ufosalon.com to purchase a gift card. This offer will be available during the COVID-19 closure and will expire ...

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