Arts & Entertainment

November 8, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township and the Somerset County Library System held a celebration in honor of the holiday of Diwali Nov. 3 at the Bridgewater Township Library. Diwali is the greatest Hindu festival celebrated all over India and abroad, and is considered the festival of ...

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NORTH BRANCH, NJ - Service Unit 66 and 74 of Bridgewater hosted the annual Leader/Daughter event at the GSHNJ Council in North Branch.  During the event, leaders and girls gathered to make greeting cards for veterans, seniors centers and hospitals, sang girl scout songs led by special guest Lori ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township held its annual Halloween event Tuesday, complete with costumes, music, dancing and lots of candy.

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RARITAN, NJ - Despite the rain, Raritan Borough held its annual Halloween celebration Saturday, complete with costume contests, food, crafts and much more. — Photos by Dawn Wilde

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Green Planet Band, based in Bridgewater, is preparing for a number of shows in November and December to celebrate the holiday season. The band performs classic Rock ‘n’ Roll, and is comprised of tweens with a commitment to keeping the Earth healthy and clean. On Nov. 16, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School Thespian Honor Society performed "Black Comedy" over two days in mid October. In the first act of the play, the curtain opens to a darkened stage, with the actors going about their business as usual, until the lights come back on and the ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough held its annual Riverfest and Rubber Duck Race at Canal Street Sunday, with vendors and hundreds of people taking part in the festivities. The event concluded with the rubber ducks being launched down the Raritan River, in a race to the finish for some great ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Woman's Club held its annual fundraiser Oct. 6 at the Somerville Elks, in Bridgewater. The fundraiser included a fashion show with Fashions by Soft Surroundings, all modeled by club members. All proceeds of the event went to charity.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Creative Arts Committee has announced its 6th annual Call for Artists to exhibit their work in October and November. According to a release, they are also looking for local businesses to volunteer time and culinary arts, as well as local artists to do ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Martinsville Community Center held its annual Fall Festival Saturday, complete with games for kids, and appearances by the Bridgewater Township Police Department, and local fire and rescue squads. — Photos by Matt Kipp  

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RARITAN, NJ - The Basilone Foundation held the first annual Manilla Madness 5K Saturday. More than 200 people took part in the 5K, which was sponsored by Lou's Firearms, and was for ages 13 and over. The race began at the Sgt. John Basilone Statue, on Somerset Street, and followed a historic ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township and the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, in Bridgewater, held Bridgewater Community Day featuring Touch a Truck and Dog Day. Hundreds came out to the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School Sunday to see trucks, visit with ...

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EAST AMWELL, NJ – Today is the second day of the annual Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, held here at the Roger K. Everitt Fairgrounds – formerly known as South County Park. The fairgrounds are located at 1207 Rt. 179, just south of Ringoes. Use Lambertville for GPS. The Fair ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The XI annual Hillsborough Rotary Fair closed down late Sunday afternoon after a successful six-day run, having entertained thousands of visitors despite the constant threat of rain, thunder and lightning. For the most part, the adverse weather skirted the fairgrounds off ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Despite ominous skies and intermittent rain, thousands poured into the Rotary Club of Hillsborough Fair Saturday night for the next-to-last day of the annual fund raising spectacular. Earlier on Saturday, the Rotarians opened the fairgrounds off Route 206 to Special Needs ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Fair came to North Branch Park last week, as thousands visited the grounds to see all the 4-H has to offer. Guests enjoyed seeing cows, pigs, goats, sheep, dogs and many more animals, while also exploring trains, RC cars, artwork, plants and much more ...

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EAST AMWELL – Will there be a third-time winner in the Truck Pull at the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair? Marc Wirasnik, 27, of Franklin Township (Hunterdon) hopes so. He came in first at the 2017 fair, pulling the weighted sled just over 357 feet, well past the end of the 300-foot ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Fair returns to North Branch Park, in Bridgewater, Aug. 8 through Aug. 10 for its 71st anniversary of free family fun. The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m on all three days with parking at the park itself, and free shuttle buses running from 9:30 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission continued its summer concert series Sunday with Garden State Radio at Duke Island Park. Hundreds came out to listen to the band perform its medley of hits from the 1980s through today. The concert series continues Aug. 5 with the fifth ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Despite postponements in date due to threats of rain, Raritan held its annual Christmas in July celebration Thursday, welcoming Santa Claus to the Frelinghuysen and Basilone pools. Santa visited the students at the pools for hula hoop contests, talks of presents and more. — ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School marching band will be giving a pre-game performance at MetLife Stadium Nov. 11 before the New York Jets home football game against the Buffalo Bills. Tickets are limited, and are being sold at a discounted price of $50 by the BRHS Band ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - Gracelynne Hao, of Bridgewater, was one of more than 100 selected to earn a spot in Paper Mill Playhouse’s Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory. The members of the competitive conservatory in the senior, junior plus and junior companies are directed and choreographed by the ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bridgewater resident Gianna Lee Biscione recently traveled to the United States Capitol to see her winning art submission displayed in the halls of Congress. The 18-year-old was selected this year as the winner of the annual Congressional Art Competition in the seventh ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Caritas Chamber Chorale, which rehearses in Bridgewater, is holding auditions for its 2018-2019 season. Auditions will be held in August, and all voice parts are welcome, although tenors are particularly encouraged. The Caritas Chamber Chorale is an ensemble of more than ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough held its first of several planned Summer Fun Nights at Frelinghuysen Park Wednesday, featuring music and games with DJ Bruce Doorly, of Moonlight Memories. Kids came out to enjoy the pool and games like hula hoop contests and limbo. The event will be held again ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission kicked off its Summer Concert Series at Duke Island Park Sunday with a performance by Bob Miranda and the Happenings. A very large crowd turned out for the performance by the band made famous in part by the song "See You in September." The ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - It was a project seven years in the making, and now Martinsville resident Dr. Barbara Tucciarone is celebrating the release of “Before You Love Again,” a book about how to move forward after losing a partner to divorce or death. “The focus of the book is on moving forward,” she ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission held its annual fireworks display and Fourth of July celebration Wednesday at North Branch Park, as residents from all over the county came out to celebrate America's birthday. - Photos by Dawn Wilde

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission is once again holding its Summer Concert Series, with concerts every Sunday throughout the summer at Duke Island Park, in Bridgewater. The series kicks off with Bob Miranda & the Happenings July 8 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The group ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This article, written by a Bridgewater-Raritan High School journalism student, is part of "Prowler in The BReeze" series, which is featured in every edition of The BReeze newspaper. Look for two more articles written by BRHS journalism students in the July/August issue, out later ...

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