Arts & Entertainment

May 23, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School prom was supposed to be Friday, and although it has currently been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, that doesn't mean seniors couldn't dress in their finest to commemorate the day. We are compiling photos of seniors dressed in their ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The district music department, and several administrators, banded together for a performance of "We are the World," dubbed "BR the World." Posted Wednesday on You Tube, the performance features teachers and administrators from all the schools in the district singing the song ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Although the school itself has been closed for more than a month, Bridgewater-Raritan High School's Television Team has moved full steam ahead with Bridgewater-Raritan Remote Television. The team posted its first three completely remote shows to YouTube during the pandemic, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Girl Scout Emily Reu heard that the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, in Bridgewater, was in need of donations, so she reached out to the Bridgewater-based Green Planet Band to see if they could help. The Band – with scouts Kylee, Tyler and Anna Rapp, and Mama Lisa – is ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Singer songwriter, and Bridgewater resident, Jim Winder had a rough night sleeping a few weeks ago – so he turned a sleepless night into beautiful music. “I felt the need to pray for someone who was struggling to breathe, perhaps a man like me, but who at this moment was ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission announced the cancellation of the rest of its events through 2020, including the Independence Day fireworks and the Summer Concert Series. The Somerset County Park Commission announced the cancellation of the great majority of its events, ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Despite the quarantine, Raritan Borough still celebrated Easter with a drive-by visit with the Easter bunny at Frelinghuysen Park and then at Basilone Park Saturday. Families were invited to drive by the parks and wave at the Easter Bunny, although no one got out of their ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The Easter bunny will be visiting Raritan Saturday, and guests are invited to drive by his location to say hello. From 10 a.m. to noon, the Easter bunny will be at Frelinghuysen Park, on Sherman Avenue, and, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Easter bunny will be at Basilone Park, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School freshman Chris Zou won the Audience Favorite Award for his film "High School Defusal" in the 2020 Count Basie Center Teen + College Film Fest. The award is big because there is only one awarded from the whole festival, while the other awards have ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough is decorating windows to bring a little cheer and thanks to residents during the quarantine. First, residents are being asked to place "Hearts of Thanks" on their windows, doors and mailboxes to honor nurses, doctors, pharmacists, police, firefighters, letter ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School freshman Chris Zou, a media student, submitted a film to the 2020 Count Basie Center Teen + College Film Festival, and his is one of 12 official high school selections that are screening beginning March 30. Zou's film is called "High School ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Hamilton Primary School PTO held the second annual art festival March 6, with a theme of "Art that Pops." The event included a student art exhibit and fundraiser; dance performances; art activities; the Little Sicilian Food Truck; iSpy Scavenger Hunt; photobooth; 80s best ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School held its annual talent show March 5, with singers, musicians, dog tricks and Rubix cube master. Performing were Daniel Gao, Daniel Kellstein, Rikhav Sanjeev, Aarav Sureban, Chloe Garcia, Judy Chow, Cameron Yarwood, Jacqui Strickland, Alex ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - When Neal Shusterman, award-winning author of 53 young adult novels, began his writing career, he was not much older than the eighth graders he addressed in a conversational style assembly at Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School Feb. 24. It was the encouragement of his ninth grade ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center and Bridgewater Township co-sponsored the Winter Carnival Sunday, with carnival games, a "Frozen" room, arts and crafts and much more.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bridgewater resident took first place in the overall professional category in the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Somerset County Cultural & Heritage division's fifth annual photo contest, "Show Us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens." Parvathi Kumar, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School choirs held its annual Broadway Night Feb. 19 and Feb. 20, as students performed songs from a number of Broadway shows. The theme for the event was "Jukebox Musicals," and songs included "Yakety Yak," "September," "River Deep Mountain Wide," ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Huaxia Chinese School at Bridgewater held its 2020 Chinese New Year Festival Show Jan. 19 at Bridgewater-Raritan High School. The event featured dancing and more, plus board members, heads of the school and Bridgewater school and community leaders.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Friends of Bridgewater History have announced the winners, as chosen by the voters, of the Merry & Bright Holiday Lights contest. First place went to 448 Lenape Trail; second place went to 83 Woodlawn Avenue; third place went to 3 Reagan Drive; and fourth place went to ...

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PLUCKEMIN, NJ - On Dec. 8, the Bridgewater-Raritan High School Choir participated in the Community Christmas Tree Lighting event at the Pluckemin Presbyterian Church.    The choir was joined by other local choral groups and the Carillon Bell Choir, which is based at the church.  After the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Ariel Staffin, of Bridgewater, was crowned Miss Central Jersey 2020, a title that is one of several conferred by the Miss America Organization. Staffin participated in a number of the Miss America Organization local competitions in 2019. “I have lived in Central Jersey all ...

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RARITAN, NJ - More than 30 people braved the cold Saturday to share in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the historic mural on West Somerset Street. The artwork depicting the rich heritage of the borough was commissioned by the Raritan Historic and Cultural Committee. Two local artists – Tara ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The winners have been announced for the 2019 Holiday Decorating Contest in town. The residential winners were: Jenni Muratore and family, Valpeck Avenue – Most Original Decorating Debbie and Earl Thomas, Canal Street – Most Traditional Decorating Marissa Sarao, Weiss ...

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Chatham, NJ--In a joyous appearance in the East Room of the White House, Bridgewater resident Crystal Zhang was part of the New Jersey Youth Chorus (NJYC) that performed a festive two-hour set under the sparkling lights of the annual Holiday Open House Dec. 3.   This was a once-in-a-lifetime ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, in Bridgewater, held a Hanukkah party for families Dec. 13, with candle lighting, crafts and music.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Friends of Bridgewater History have officially released the map of homes participating in the Merry & Bright Holiday Lights Tour 2019, and voting is about to begin. The map can be found by clicking here: https://tinyurl.com/FOBH2019Map. Voting information will be ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School theater program performed "The Desk Set" Dec. 6 through Dec. 8. The play is the story of a library reference clerk stuck in a dead-end relationship with a boring television executive, whose life is changed when she meets a computer expert who ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-based The Green Planet Band is holding a free concert at Barnes & Noble, in the Somerville Circle, Monday evening. The store is hosting a fundraiser for the playground fund at Hillside Intermediate School. Those who purchase a book between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. and ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Despite the first winter of the storm of the season forcing the event inside, Raritan Borough welcomed Santa Dec. 1 with food, music and photos with the man in red at borough hall.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Students at Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School performed "A Simpler Time," a play that moved through time to take the audience to different time periods. Performing in the play were Alaina Gust, Timmy Gaffney, Indiana Lu, Sofia Guadagno, Harrison Fromberg, Sidak Chahal, Ruby ...

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