Arts & Entertainment

May 23, 2020

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ _ So the public doesn't have to miss it, this year's Ridge High School art and photography exhibit at the Farmstead Arts has been placed online. The exhibit, "Word Play," will remain posted on the Farmstead Arts website through the end of June. Ridge High School has held an ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -Are you looking for a great way to spend your Memorial Day weekend while keeping your family safe and socially distant but still entertained?  Drop what you are doing and call Tons of Toys in Bernardsville, they quite literally have everything you need to keep you and your loved ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Ridge High School's Drama Club production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" took home the top award for Overall Best Production at the Montclair State Theater Awards on Tuesday night. In addition to the top honor, they won three more awards throughout the evening including: ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Easter Bunny came to visit seniors at Ridge Oak in Basking Ridge on an atypical Easter Sunday. This year's Easter was different than most Easters in the past. The Easter Bunny was able to provide hope and cheer to some of the community's most vulnerable residents during ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ COVID-19 has put a serious damper on a lot of celebrations, but local residents have figured out a way to give many young people (and one 99-year-old) a special birthday they will never forget. Over the past few weeks, residents may have noticed lines of vehicles -- some ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ _ Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery has put a callout for donations of baby monitors that will be used by COVID-19 patients to communicate with nurses at Morristown Medical Center. The art gallery at 5 Morristown Road (Route 202) is closed for now, but Studio 7 director Kathleen Palmer ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Mr. Local History, aka Brooks Betz, is seeking contributions from throughout the Somerset Hills to share a photo of theirs to help document the difficult times with COVID-19 in the community's life for an online Historic Community Collage. "Take part with neighbors and ...

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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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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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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The recipients of the 2020 Mayor's Arts Awards were honored with official resolutions at last week's Township Committee meeting, although the reception at which the honorees were to be presented with the awards is now canceled during to COVID-19 concerns. A Ridge HS junior, a ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Another public gathering spot in town, the Bernards Township Library, will be closed to the public on beginning Monday, March 16, according to the library's website. "We hope to reopen on Monday, March 30," according to the website announcement that the library building will be ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Trilogy Repertory Co. announced this week that Fellowship Senior Living has canceled all upcoming performances of "Arsenic and Old Lace" planned by the Basking Ridge-based theater company because of concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19). Other scheduled performances by the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ [Updated] Still a work in progress, the township's Farmstead Arts public center is seeking further improvements and to make the public property safer and more usable for visitors with nearly $200,000 in funding already approved by Somerset County in October 2018. At its ...

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LINCROFT, NJ -- The Ridge Black Competition Cheerleading Team became 2020 New Jersey state champions in both the Small Varsity Cheer/Dance Division, and in the Group 4 Varsity Cheer/Dance Division at the New Jersey State Cheerleading Championship Competition (NJCDCA) at Brookdale Community College ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- With or without snow or cold temperatures, the annual "Maple Sugaring" program at the Environmental Center in Basking Ridge will continue to be offered to the public several times each weekend through March 15. Continuing a tradition in the Northeast United States that ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Ridge High School production of "Guys and Dolls" opens Thursday, Feb. 27 and continues through this weekend. Tickets are still on sale. Ridge High School students put the finishing touches on their production of "Guys and Dolls" during this week's final dress rehearsals.

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ March is Women's History Month, and the Bernards Township Library is taking a look at what life was like for women during the American Revolution _ an event in which Bernards Township and the Somerset Hills area played a substantial role _ with a presentation set for 7 p.m. on ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ _ With spring on the horizon, the Leonard J. Buck Garden in Far Hills this week opened its annual “Art & Photography Exhibit” focusing on the beauty of the diverse moods and seasons of the Somerset County Park Commission's parkland. The exhibit, which just opened on ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Ridge Youth Sports varsity cheerleaders took first place in a recent national competition. The girls competed at the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship Feb. 7-9 in Orlando, Fla., taking first place in the Senior Rec Game Day division. The team also ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The award-winning Ridge High School Drama Club will present its winter production of the musical "Guys and Dolls"  the last weekend of February. Directed by Martha Harvey, co-produced with Barbara Retzko, and co-choreographed by Rachel Miranda and Jennifer DiGiuseppe, "Guys ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ _ For the second year in a row, the staff and volunteers at the Bernardsville Public Library shelved their books, and instead turned the building into a mini-golf center. Mini-golf at the Library - A Hole Lot of Fun was a fundraiser for the Friends of the Bernardsville Public ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Rehearsals are under way for the Ridge High School Drama Club's production of "Guys and Dolls" to be presented at the school's Performing Arts Center in Basking Ridge. The musical will be staged at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb 2, and 1 p.m. and 7 ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ – The Ridge High School’s Advanced Placement Studio Art class presentation of “Birds of a Feather,” an exhibit of large scale drawings and paintings, will kick off on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Environmental Education Center (EEC), in Basking Ridge.  The exhibit is set to be open ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Information regarding the Bernards Township Summer Recreation Program and Summer Trip Camp is released this week. Registration for Summer Rec Program will begin on  Monday Feb. 10 at 8:30 a.m., according to the Bernards Township parks and recreation department. Descriptions ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Whether in front of the stage or behind, aspiring thespians and other theater lovers have a chance to try out and join up with Basking Ridge-based Trilogy Repertory Co.'s production of "Arsenic and Old Lace," to be staged at the new Fellowship Village Cultural Arts Center in ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The 28th annual "Nature Through a Child's Eye" exhibit of children's art with an environmental theme, will be on display through next Sunday at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center (EEC)  in Basking Ridge. Hundreds of pieces of art have been ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Township residents have until Feb. 14 to nominate an individual, an organization or student who demonstrates exemplary leadership in and dedication to the fine and performing arts in Bernards Township for three individual categories in the annual Mayor Arts ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Tickets are on sale after each Mass this weekend for the 12th Annual Chili and Chowder, a fundraiser for the upcoming St. James Men of Charity at St. James RC Church, 184 S. Finley Ave. in Basking Ridge.  Tickets are available after each Mass, including Sunday masses at 9 and ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Ridge High School Drama Club will present a “Guys and Dolls Game Night” on Friday, Jan. 31 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets can be paid for in cash at the door ($10 per person or $30 per family). All proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Soda pull ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township residents can contact the township recreation department to purchase discount tickets in advance for area ski slopes as well as tickets for other area attractions for both children and adults. The discounts are available for Blue Mountain, Jack Frost/Big ...

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