Arts & Entertainment

January 21, 2019

EDISON, NJ -  Edison’s libraries are turning 90 and residents are invited to celebrate the milestone.  The Edison Public Library will be hosting its 90th anniversary celebrations with three events, one at each of the Edison Public Library’s branches. The celebrations will kick off on January 22 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A doctoral student in ecology and evolution is turning microorganisms into art, and her hobby into a powerful tool for genomics studies at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Julia Van Etten’s Couch Microscopy Instagram page has attracted close to 18,000 followers in a year and ...

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EDISON, NJ – The Chinese Association of Inman Senior Grove Residence will be hosting a Chinese New Year party at the Inman Grove Senior Residence on February 9 from 2pm to 4pm. The Chinese New Year will officially begin on February 5, marking the start of celebrations for the year of the Earth ...

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EDISON, NJ – The New Jersey RV & Camping Show will take place at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center in Edison from January 18 through January 20 at the following times: January 18: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. January 19: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. January 20: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Featuring the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Scholars and artists will be brought together at Rutgers University - Newark next month to explore sexuality in the African American community. The 39th annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series will be the premier event for Rutgers - Newark’s Black History Month conference. The ...

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Edison, NJ –  The Edison Arts Society will launch its 2019 programing by showcasing local artist  Leonard Mesonas with his Solo Artist Exhibit.  The opening will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 in the Edison Arts Society Gallery on the 3rd floor of the Municipal building in Edison at 6:30 pm.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Hub City is joining in a popular trend and getting a beer garden of sorts this spring when a new restaurant opens, filling a now-vacant location near the train station. Redd's Biergarten will open at the foot of Easton Avenue, in the prime downtown site that was ...

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EDISON, NJ - Bodnar’s Auction Sales will greet the New Year with boxes and lots of old comics, books on comics, SuperHeroes, action heroes, and a collection of Danbury and Franklin Mint limited editions as well as die cast miniature automobiles. The live auction begins at 11:15 a.m. Jan. 5 at ...

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EDISON, NJ - The Edison Public Library will be hosting An Evening Book Talk with author and inventor, Charles Kannankeril at the North Edison Library on Dec. 26 at 7p.m. Charles Kannankeril, a research scientist will be speaking about his new book, “The Inventor in You.” Born in Kerala, India, ...

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EDISON, NJ - The Edison Recreation Department partnered with the Edison Visionary Lions Club to host the annual Holiday Dance for Friends With Special Needs at the Edison Senior Center on Dec. 14. The night was filled with music, food, and dancing. Santa made a surprise visit at the dance as ...

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Edison, NJ – The Edison Public Library Foundation is selling vases at all 3 library branches as part of its Holiday Sale. Residents can visit the Circulation Desks at any of library branch's  and choose from a large variety of vases. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Edison Public Library ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Racing Commission is accepting comments on proposed rules regarding sports wagering at racetracks and former racetracks in New Jersey. On June 11, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks for certain ...

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The Edison High School Theatre Department will be putting on "It's A Wonderful Life" directed by Maureen O'Connor.  The play tells the story of George Bailey, a young man who is determined to get out of his hometown of Bedford Falls and conquer the world. When George's father suddenly passes ...

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Edison, NJ – On December 9, 2018, the  Edison Municipal Alliance/Youth Services Commission to Prevent Substance Abuse and Violence will be  hosting a Paw Patrol Holiday Brunch. The event is scheduled to run from 11 AM to 1:30 PM and will take place at the Edison Elks Lodge, located at 375 Old Post ...

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Edison, NJ – On December 12, 2018, the J.P. Stevens High School Band will be performing at the school’s annual holiday concert.  The event is free and open to the public.  The concert begins at 7 PM and will be held at the high school’s auditorium, located at 855 Grove Avenue in Edison. Under ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Arts and History invites area residents to “make ‘Seasonal Traditions’ a part of your family holiday tradition, featuring horse-drawn wagon rides through Johnson Park, fife and drum music, carolers and children’s crafts.” This free holiday event ...

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EDISON, NJ –The 18 annual World Hindi Foundation (WHF) Convention was hosted by WHF’S New Jersey Chapter on Nov. 17 at the TV Asia Auditorium. Owner of the Navrang dance Academy, Varsha Naik, performed Nritya Naik, a performance with a theme of “Say No to Drugs,” alongside dance icon Sandip ...

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EDISON, NJ — Just weeks after the first AddamsFest in Westfield wrapped up Ron MacCloskey, who has made a name for himself in Westfield as the “Addams Family Guy,” is seeing another of his passions come to life —  the children’s book he wrote is now in print. “We Don’t Feel Like It ” is a ...

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Edison, NJ - The Edison Public Library Foundation will be hosting "A Christmas Carol" at the Edison Main Public Library.  The  event is scheduled for December 5th at 6:30 pm at the Edison Main Public Library. Tickets are $12 and are available at all three library branches. Proceeds from the event ...

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Edison, NJ - The Metuchen Edison Women's Club is selling luminary kits for the holiday season.  Each kits costs $7 and includes 10 waxed white bags, 10 ten-hour candles, and instructions.  The luminary kits can be placed along driveways, sidewalks or patios to decorate the pathway.  All proceeds ...

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Iselin, NJ -  The Indian Business Association will be hosting its annual Christmas Spectacular, sponsored by ShopRite, on  December 1, 2018.  The annual event features live music, train rides, and the lighting of the Oak Tree Road Christmas Tree, a 27 foot decorated tree that is placed at the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Indie/alternative rock band Volume Up will be headlining a concert at the Spotswood High School Cafetorium on Thursday, November 29 at 7 p.m. All of the proceeds from this family-friendly concert will go to benefit Music for Relief. Music for Relief was founded in 2004 by the ...

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Edison, NJ -  On Wednesday, November 14, 2018,  the Edison Arts Society will be showcasing local artist, Vikash Jha with an Opening Celebration and Reception at 6:30 pm. The event will be held in the Edison Arts Society Gallery on the 3rd floor of the Municipal building in Edison.  Light ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Holiday season anticipation was in the air – literally – as balloons and robotic floats to be used in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade were being tested Saturday morning in a parking lot behind Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford. Christmas magic was made as the balloons ...

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Edison, NJ - For the 6th straight year, the Edison High School Marching Band took 1st place in the USBands State Competitions for Group IV. The marching band competed against many other bands throughout the state on October 28th, at the South Brunswick High School.    Edison finished with a score ...

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New Brunswick, NJ - Raritan Engine Company 1 of the Edison Fire Division will be hosting a fundraiser at Vinnie Brand’s Stress Factory Comedy Club, located in New Brunswick, on November 3. Doors open at 5:30 pm, and the show starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets, which include buffet, cost $40.  The night ...

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EDISON, NJ - The Wardlaw+Hartridge School held its Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception in Edison on Saturday, Oct. 13.  The 2018 Alumni Award winners included: Khalid Latif of Manhattan (Distinguished Alumnus), Rhona Eserner of Edison (Distinguished Faculty Member), Brian Fraser of Jersey City ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Playhouse 22, East Brunswick’s Community Theater, presents Noises Off, a comedy by Michael Frayen, opening November 2.   Called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors ...

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EDISON, NJ -  The Edison Public Library will be teaming up with Kanopy to bring some 30,000 movies to library cardholders, free of charge.  The Edison Libraries will be officially launching the program on Monday, October 22, 2018.  Patrons will be eligible to stream up to 7 films per month. Once ...

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EDISON, NJ - Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) will be hosting its annual fundraising dinner at the Pines Manor, in Edison, on October 20, from 6-9 pm. This inspirational night is dedicated to celebrating the achievements made throughout IRUSA’s programs and projects in Pakistan as part of a national ...

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