Arts & Entertainment

September 8, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Slot car racing became synonymous with Americana in the 1960s—now, more than 60 years later, COVID-19 has brought families back to the tracks. The pandemic, said Frank Tiessen, President of North American operations for the slot car racing brand Carrera of America, has led to a ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - It's here!  The autumn guide to fun and activities in East Brunswick.  Even though there's a pandemic, there is also art, music, exercise, and movies!  Click on the link to see the 8-page ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  – Calling all artists in East Brunswick! How have you been staying creative during COVID? What projects are you working on? How have you adapted your art to these strange, new times? Don’t just tell us – show us!    The East Brunswick Arts Coalition, a non-profit ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Get ready to leave your web, for the East Brunswick Drive In Movie on August 20: Spiderman - Into the Spiderverse Public · Hosted by Brunswick Memorial Home, East Brunswick Day Camp and East Brunswick Recreation Movie showings will be limited to East Brunswick Residents ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The pandemic has caused Playhouse 22 to find new and creative ways to present live theater. During this time, East Brunswick's playhouse has  partnered with playwrights and other arts organizations to offer theater guests a unique way to bring local talent to your living ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Sponsored by the East Brunswick Department of Recreation and Parks, the next Drive-In Movie will be shown on Friday, July 24. That evening's selection is Rogue One, A Star Wars Movie. Registration for East Brunswick residents only will begin on Monday, July 20th at 5:00pm ...

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JACKSON, N.J. ─ The Six Flags Wild Safari’s animal care team is celebrating the birth of two rare Siberian tiger cubs. The fuzzy, playful female cubs were born April 25 to mom Nadya, who was raised in a unique litter that also included an African lion cub named Zuri when the two were abandoned at ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The Department of Recreation is showing The Incredibles at the Drive-In this Friday night, courtesy of Care One and Brunswick Memorial, and attendees must pre-register to attend.  At 5pm today, residents may register at the Online Registration Page.  Space is limited and a ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As New Jersey enters its third phase of reopening, Crystal Springs will open to residents on July 3rd with new restrictions and social distancing measures.      With a maximum capacity of 250 guests, day tickets will only be available online and season passes will not be ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Coronavirus restrictions in place since mid-March continue to be peeled back amid Phase 2 of the state's economic recovery plan, and the state's efforts to combat the disease are proving so successful that New Jersey is one of four states in line to contain it, Governor Phil Murphy ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Department of Recreation is showing Moana at the Drive-In this Thursday and Friday night, and attendees must pre-register to attend.  At 5:00 pm today, residents may register at our Online Registration Page.  Space is limited and a waiting list is created, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - I loved my Great-Aunt Fannie. At 97, she still lived alone and worked at her sewing machine every day. Her Yiddish name was Fagelah, which meant little bird. So when a little bird—a blue parakeet to be exact—showed up on my deck the very day Aunt Fannie died in June 2015, it ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Playhouse 22, East Brunswick’s Community Theater, along with the New Jersey Creative Arts Collaborative will present a reading of Momma’s Porch on Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. as part of the theater’s Facebook Live Play Reading Series.     Momma’s Porch is about a young ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Murphy's requirement for social distancing, the 2020 Middlesex County Fair has been canceled by direction of the Fair Association. In a communication today, the Fair Association said, "The safety of our volunteers, fairgoers, and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ Registration for Morning and After Care for the 2020-2021 school year is now open.  Visit www.ebnet.org/registrationandpayment to enroll.  Families that register prior to July 1st will receive a discounted registration fee of $25 (this fee increases to $50 on July ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hey!  Remember the Drive-In movie on Route 18 South in East Brunswick?  In the age of COVID-19, the Drive-In has re-emerged as an East Brunswick summer staple.  Let's go, as East Brunswick Recreation hosts Drive In Movie Nights on May 29 & 30 at Heavenly ...

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NEW JERSEY - At Jersey 4 Jersey, famous Jersey Girls and Jersey Guys threw their musical support last night to raise up the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, a COVID-19 charity spearheaded by New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy.  Rock and Roll royalty and famous comics threw jabs, but the real stars ...

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NEW JERSEY - The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF) today announced JERSEY 4 JERSEY a one-night broadcast fundraiser to fight the medical, social and economic impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey’s most vulnerable communities. This special evening will feature New Jersey’s biggest champions and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Dear Readers,  I writing you to let you know about a great program Kaye Lynn Dance Studio has created to help pass the time during this mandatory stay at home that is in place.  Being a small business in Middlesex County we feel we have to do our part to help the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Local musician Kathleen Elle has created a song parody of "Something There That Wasn't There Before" from Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Kathleen Elle is locally known as East Brunswick class of 2015 graduate Kathleen Lonski, who won the Social Justice Music Award for her ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Arts Coalition will host the 2020 Art & Music Festival on Saturday, June 6th from 11:00am - 5:00pm at the Community Arts Center - 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. The event is comprised of displays of original, contemporary arts and crafts and ...

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LOS ANGELES, CA - East Brunswick, NJ, native Sarika Persaud has been nominated for the Television Academy Foundation’s 40 th College Television Awards. Persaud, a recent graduate of the School of Visual Arts, has been nominated (along with her classmate Kenneth Rosen) in the animation category ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Hammarskjold Middle School Drama Club proudly presents Shrek, the Musical Jr. based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the Book by William Steig with Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and Music by Jeanine Tesori.   Shrek,  the Musical Junior follows ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick high School Drama Club will present the classic musical Guys and Dolls on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14, 7 PM; Sunday, March 15 at 3 PM; and Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21, 7 PM at the Joseph Sweeney Auditorium at EBHS. Set in ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Historian Ethan Reiss, writer of the popular "You know You're From East Brunswick If..." Facebook page that has a following of nearly 9,000, will present a view of the township's recent history at a free public event this April.  Reiss will shed some light on East Brunswick's ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Playhouse 22 will be having open auditions for Camelot, a musical by Lerner and Loewe on March 30 and 31 at 7:30. Callbacks will be by invitation on April 4 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Directed by Erik Hall, Music Direction by François Suhr, and Choreography by ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - This Thursday and Friday, the Churchill Junior High School Dram Club will present Peter/Wendy by Jeremy Bloom. In this lyrical, atmospheric interpretation of Peter Pan, Jeremy Bloom strips the familiar story down to its emotional essence. Peter lures Wendy away from her ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) hosts a special family program with author Jacqueline Davies on Tuesday, March 3 at 4:30 pm. Titled “The Writer’s Life,” the Massachusetts based author will be discussing her writing career. She will also give writing ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Middlesex County College English Professor and author Shirley Wachtel (East Brunswick) has launched a new podcast, “EXTRAordinary People” at her website, shirleywachtel.com. Dr. Wachtel interviews inspirational people who have exhibited fortitude, creativity, or conquered ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  -- “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”, a musical murder mystery by Rupert Holmes, will run at Playhouse 22, East Brunswick’s Community Theater, from February 7 to 23.   “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” is a musical based on Charles Dickens’ final unfinished novel.  Holmes received Tony ...

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