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Best Holiday Lights To Check Out This Season

November 28, 2021

NEW JERSEY - Now that the turkeys have been stuffed and the cranberry sauce eaten, it's time for one of the annual festivities of the holiday season; checking out those awesome light displays. Of course, make time to drive around local neighborhoods to see what gems fellow residents have created, but don't forget to set aside some time to take a drive to enjoy those spectacular holiday ...

Elefante Music & School of Performing Arts Announces Auditions for 'It's Christmas, Cara'

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Elefante Music & School for the Performing Arts is announcing auditions for the original cast recording and live studio premiere performance of "It’s Christmas, Cara", a new musical version of Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol", set in modern day. 

The approximate age ranges needed for the principle roles is 12-17 years of age, with three ...

Tony Award Winner, Laura Benanti, Joins the Winter Market & Christmas Tree Lighting in Basking Ridge on December 4th!

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Tony Award Winner, Laura Benanti, joins the 8th Annual Winter Market and Christmas Tree Lighting in Basking Ridge on Saturday, December 4th. This will be the 2nd year that Ms. Benanti has joined the event.

The Winter Market is held from 12-7 p.m. at Bishop Janes United Methodist Church. With over 30 local vendors and artisans, the Winter Market is a great place to ...

Fellowship Cultural Arts Center Brings Holiday Entertainment to the Stage: Enjoy A Christmas Carol & The New Jersey Festival Orchestra’s Steppin’ Back Out

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – The Fellowship Cultural Arts Center is celebrating the holidays with two productions at the 257-seat state-of-the-art Mitchell and Ann Sieminski in Basking Ridge, NJ. 

First up is Centenary Stage Company’s A Christmas Carol, December 18 at 7:30 pm and 19 at 2:30 pm. Nineteenth-century London comes to life in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens with this ...

Paterson Music Project Launches New Music Program at John P. Holland Charter School

PATERSON, NJ —The award-winning Paterson Music Project (PMP), a program of the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, announced today that it has launched a new partnership with the John P. Holland Charter School to serve 230 students with specialized music instruction. Through this new music initiative, PMP teaching artists will provide general music classes to 172 students ...

New Jersey Youth Symphony Presents December Concerts at Dolan Hall at Saint Elizabeth University

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ —The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) continues to celebrate its return to the concert stage for the 2021-22 season with three concerts on December 4 and 5 at Dolan Performance Hall, Annunciation Center at Saint Elizabeth University located at 2 Convent Road in Morristown. Presenting works spanning from the Romantic era to present day, the family-friendly ...

Jacobus Vanderveer Tree Lighting, Photos With Santa, and More Set For Dec. 4

BEDMINSTER TWP., NJ - The annual tree lighting ceremony will return to the Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum on Saturday, Dec. 4, along with other holiday activities, including photos with Santa, that will be part of the holiday celebration.

Festivities also will include live holiday music, colonial re-enactors on the historic property, a reading of "The Night Before ...

Trilogy Repertory Presents 'Arsenic and Old Lace';  Opens November 5 at the Fellowship Cultural Arts Center in Basking Ridge

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Trilogy Repertory Company presents Arsenic and Old Lace at the state-of-the-art 257 seat Mitchell and Ann Sieminski Theater at the Fellowship Cultural Arts Center. The show will run November 5 – November 

Tickets are available online at or by phone at 908-580-3892. Tickets range from $23.75 to $45.00 ...

Weather Delay: Trunk or Treat Changed to 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, in Basking Ridge

BERNARDS TWP., NJ — Due to inclement weather, the Trunk or Treat planned for Saturday in the parking lot of Gallaway and Crane Funeral Home will be moved to the following day, Sunday, Oct. 31, from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Trick or Treaters will now be able to enjoy the free Halloween Trunk or Treat event on the holiday, itself. It is presented by Kristen Ashley Interiors ...

Inclement Weather Expected, Halloween Events in Somerville Canceled


SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Halloween Spooktacular scheduled for Friday, Oct. 29 has been canceled for due to the impending threat of high winds and rain.

However, participating businesses will still be handing out candy for trick-or-treaters that wish to participate.

The following activities have been canceled:

- Pumpkin decorating;

- Costume contest;

- Base ...


Celebrate the Holiday Season LIVE with New Jersey Festival Orchestra!

November 13, 2021

From traditional to pops, renowned tenor fare to Broadway favorites, Westfield’s New Jersey Festival Orchestra (NJFO) is back with in person, safe, live festive concerts to fill the entire family with warmth and cheer.

They’re back!

NJFO makes its triumphant return to the indoor stage on Sunday, December 19 at Drew Universiity in Madison. Led by Maestro David Wroe, the ...


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Success of TAPinto’s DIY Content Submission Process Highlighted at 2021 NJ Local News Summit

MONTCLAIR, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was featured as a virtual speaker at the 2021 NJ Local News Summit, presented by The Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University, on Thursday.  Shapiro talked about TAPinto’s Do-It-Yourself (DIY) content submission process and the impact on revenue.

The process, which was developed a few ...

When Every Vote Counts, Market Your Candidacy Locally on TAPinto

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The recent election in New Jersey told us one clear thing:  except perhaps in the bluest of blue and the reddest of red areas, elections in New Jersey are now competitive at every level of government.  In many districts fewer than 1,000 votes decided the winner and in some, just a handful of votes one way or the other would have changed who won.  When every ...

Providing Local News that Matters: Cristina Pinzon Franchises TAPinto Hackensack

HACKENSACK, NJ — One of the first things you’ll notice when speaking with TAPinto franchisee Cristina Pinzon is she’s passionate.

She’s passionate about her heritage – her family emigrated to the United States from Colombia when she was a child.

She’s passionate about her community – she was raised in Elizabeth and still has deep ties to the ...

Somerset County Surrogate Helps North Plainfield Family Achieve Dream for National Adoption Day

November 20, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Ten year-old Christian Jesse Perez-Ortiz was adopted earlier today as part of Somerset County's National Adoption Day celebration, allowing enthusiastic parents Jose & Anthony Perez-Ortiz and their new son to enjoy their first Thanksgiving holiday as a family. The adoption process was completed with the assistance of the New Jersey Department of Children ...

On The Road Again: AAA New Jersey Projects Thanksgiving Travel May Rebound to Pre-Pandemic Levels

November 23, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- Airports and roads may seem jam-packed this year as AAA predicts 53.4 million people to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, up 13% from 2020. This brings travel volumes within 5% of pre-pandemic levels in 2019, with air travel almost completely recovering from its dramatic fall during the pandemic, up 80% over last year. As restrictions continue to lift and consumer confidence ...

Bernardsville Art Gallery Hits One Out Of the Park with Art and Baseball Combo

November 28, 2021

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Those in attendance at the artist reception Friday night at Studio 7 Fine Art Studio in Bernardsville, N.J., including former New Jersey Governor Tom Kean and nationally renowned wildlife artist Douglas Allen, transcended the limits of color as they journeyed through shadow and light in this evocative collection of original black and white watercolor paintings by James ...

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