Arts & Entertainment

May 6, 2021

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee has renewed its lease giving operation of the historic Farmstead Arts center to the non-profit Friends of the Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead, Inc. through Dec. 31, 2050, and also gave its approval to the organization to apply for a $150,000 ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ _ The Mr. Local History Project's tour of the historic village of Basking Ridge is scheduled to return on Saturday, May 15 with an all-outdoors exploration of the town's history that is also a fundraiser for the group's annual high school scholarship program. The event is due ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Between April 24 to 26, 2017, Basking Ridge said goodbye to its oldest resident, the Basking Ridge historic white oak tree in front of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church. A community photo album was posted by "Mr. Local History," township historian Brooks Betz _ and he is ...

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LIBERTY CORNER, NJ — The Liberty Corner Fire Company will host a new fundraiser featuring two local food truck vendors this Saturday, April 17, from 3 to 8 p.m.  The food trucks, Cas’ Pierogi and Kielbasa and Summer Daze Catering, both are owned by Bernards Township residents. Food can be ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ — There will no longer be a need to make an appointment to visit the Bernards Township Library as of Monday, April 19. The township library is set to more fully reopen to the public at 50 percent capacity as of next Monday, and also to expand hours, according to ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ As of 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 5, online and in-person registration will begin for Bernards Township's popular summer recreation program for grades K-5. There will be three program locations this year, at Southard Park, Pleasant Valley Park and Dunham Park. The program is ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The unveiling of brand-new contactless self-checkout machines at the Bernards Township Library couldn't have better timing. The self-checkout machines were installed about two weeks ago in the upstairs adult and downstairs children's rooms in the library at 32 S. Maple Ave.

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Eight students from Ridge High School will have their original works performed when the New Jersey Theatre Alliance presents American Theater Group’s (ATG) New Works/New Voices playwriting performance, streaming Tuesday, March 30 at 7 p.m. This free event is part of the ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Somerset County Commissioner Deputy Director Sara Sooy, a Bernardsville resident, participated in a placemaking initiative in the borough when she painted an ice cream cone on a mural that will be displayed on the Mount Airy Road overpass. “I commend Downtown Bernardsville ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Fancy Farthington is a "social climbing phony." Princess Cordelia is "English royalty, old money." Mrs. Diedre Billingsworth is a "good-hearted former lady's companion who inherited her fortune from the older woman she took care of." And, Prince Carlos is a "handsome Spanish ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Miss those nights (or matinees) on Broadway? Never missed a performance of Trilogy Repertory theater's summer Plays in the Park in Basking Ridge? Relive some of those happy memories with a fun evening of Broadway and Trilogy-themed trivia on Zoom at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Township officials confirmed this week that the 2021 Charter Day celebration is canceled for a second year due to the lingering COVID-19 pandemic _ but announced that plans are being discussed for some kind of community event later this fall.  "We were all very disappointed, ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Gordon Li, a junior at Ridge High School, will compete as one of the top seven national finalists in the 2021 Music Teacher National Association (MTNA) Senior Piano Duet Competition for the second year in a row. Li earned this opportunity after winning the Eastern Division of ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Farmstead Arts in Basking Ridge is showcasing the works of Ridge High School’s Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art, AP Photography and Photography III students in an online exhibit entitled "Portraits: The Artist's View." The show will run online at ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ It's official: Charter Day, the annual celebration of the creation of the Township of Bernardston in 1760 that draws thousands of local people to downtown Basking Ridge, has been moved to May 21 _ in 2022. "Due to the size and interactive nature of this event amid the ongoing ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The president of the Farmstead Arts center offered thanks to the Bernards Township Committee last week after a resolution was approved to allow the non-profit arts center to serve alcoholic drinks _ on one occasion only _ during 2021. The resolution unanimously approved ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ It's been a difficult year for the Farmstead Arts to raise funds to keep the nonprofit, township-owned arts and performance center going, and to pay for future improvements. Closed along with many other establishments due to COVID-19, the Farmstead Arts celebrated its 10th ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ –The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable and the Somerset County Park Commission have resumed weekly Saturday morning Dog Walks on the trails at the stable property with two separate walks, and in compliance with social distancing requirements. Due to current state health ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The Somerset County Board of County Commissioners recently announced the winning entries for the 2020 “Show Us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens” contest. “There are so many remarkable photographers in Somerset County that we always look forward to seeing the images ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Don't get your hopes up, a Bernards Township Committeeman warned this week. An official decision will be posted by the end of this month regarding whether the hugely popular Charter Day celebration in downtown Basking Ridge will be held in May, Committeeman James Baldassare ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The Ridge High School Cheerleading season looks a lot different from last year although the teams are still bringing the spirit and competition to this current season whether it is in-person or virtually. Last year, the varsity and JV Sideline Cheerleading teams led the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Library has set up a "Virtual Love" concert that will premiere on the library's YouTube channel at 2 p.m. on Feb. 14, Valentine's Day, that will feature "jazz to soul" singer Rhonda Denet and her trio. The link to the event will appear on a Bernards ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A revision in township regulations that places a limit on the amount of retail tenants that can occupy the Hills Highlands shopping center off Allen Road is set for a vote at Tuesday's Bernards Township Committee meeting. Township Planner David Schley told the Township ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Mountainside resident and 2016 GL graduate Brian McCarthy released his debut album titled Patchwork Blues earlier this month under the artist name brian jo. Written and produced almost exclusively by McCarthy, this work blends together multiple genres and themes that impressively ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Think snow. One of Bernards Township's favorite winter activities is underway _ the 2020-21 snowman contest. Contestants should send photos of their best snowman (or snowwoman) built in the township between Dec. 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 to the Bernards Township Parks and ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ "Step in Time," the Ridge High School dance department's winter dance showcase 2021, is scheduled to be presented virtually this Friday, Jan. 29. The performance is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on YouTube Livestream. To view the performance, the virtual audience is asked ...

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MORRITOWN, NJ - Grey's Anatomy alumni Patrick Dempsey is headed to Morristown this upcoming week beginning January 25th.   Eye Productions Inc. of Brooklyn will be filming a pilot episode for a new CBS series called "Ways & Means" of which Dempsey has a starring role.  Dempsey is also an ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — The Library Journal (LJ) Index of Public Library Service has named the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) a four-star Library. Only three libraries in the state of New Jersey received the honor. “I am a long-time Somerset County Library user and Library ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - For the second year in a row, the St. Patrick's Day Parade down Main Street has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A statement released by the Saint Patrick's Day Parade Committee reads: "It is with disappointment and an overabundance of caution that the ...

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