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Wed, January 31, 7:30 PM

Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe, New Brunswick,

Harvest Moon Sip & Dip Paint Party

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Other

Add to My Calendar 01/31/2018 7:30pm 01/31/2018 9:30pm America/New_York Harvest Moon Sip & Dip Paint Party

Come Share some laughs and paint a Glass! We're having our FIRST-EVER Sip & Dip Paint Party at Harvest Moon Brewery/Cafe! Explore your inner artist while enjoying delicious food and maybe a shot or two.What a perfect way to unwind after a long day of work, bring a friend or significant other; all are welcome.Eat great food and learn a new craft! Choose between a Beer Glass and Wine ...

392 George St New Brunswick, , NJ 08901
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Thu, February 1

Somerset

Somerset County Park Commission February to April ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 02/01/2018 12:00am 02/02/2018 12:00am America/New_York Somerset County Park Commission February to April Calendar

Information on all Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found on the Internet at www.somersetcountyparks.org or by calling 908-722-1200.

Duke Island Walkers

A weekly walking group will meet every Wednesday at 9:30 A.M. at the Duke Island Visitor’s Center for a healthy walk through Duke Island Park off Old York Road in Bridgewater along a beautiful stretch of the ...

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DreamGirls STEM Club hosted by the High School Robotics Team of Central Jersey

Thu, February 1, 7:00 PM

Middlesex Public Library Community Room, Middlesex

DreamGirls STEM Club hosted by the High School ...

Education

Add to My Calendar 02/01/2018 7:00pm 02/01/2018 9:00pm America/New_York DreamGirls STEM Club hosted by the High School Robotics Team of Central Jersey

DreamGirls in Action (DGA) is a free monthly program for girls in 5th-8th grade. Each meeting begins with a short video featuring a female STEM professional, working in a wide variety of industries including social media, fashion, food, and personal care – women they may not normally meet. The video will be followed by a hands on activity directly related to what they just heard.

This ...

1300 Mountain Avenue Middlesex, NJ 08846
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Sat, February 3, 10:00 AM

New Brunswick

Central Jersey College Prep Charter School - ...

Education

Add to My Calendar 02/03/2018 10:00am 02/03/2018 12:00pm America/New_York Central Jersey College Prep Charter School - Open House

New Brunswick Location: (Information Sessions)

115 Commercial Avenue, New Brunswick, 08901

(Holy Family Parish School Auditorium - behind Sacred Heart Church)

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018: 10 am (all grades)

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018: 6:30 pm (all grades)

Somerset Location: (Open House)

101 Mettlers Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873 (CJCP Auditorium)
Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018:

12 pm (Elementary) ...

115 Commercial Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Venus Jewelers - Engagement Ring and Wedding Ring Weekend

Sun, February 4

Somerset

Venus Jewelers - Engagement Ring and Wedding Ring ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 02/04/2018 12:00am 02/05/2018 12:00am America/New_York Venus Jewelers - Engagement Ring and Wedding Ring Weekend




Woman Casually Discovers Her $13 Garage Sale Diamond Ring Is Worth Half a Million Dollars

Some 30 years ago, a woman in west London uncovered a giant ring at a garage sale that piqued her fancy. Thinking it was costume jewelry, she picked up the sparkler for $13. It turned out to be worth half a million dollars.

Read the story here.

While we may not all be as ...

1024 Easton Avenue Somerset, NJ 08873 true
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Sun, February 4, 2:00 PM

Sampson G. Smith School, Somerset

Willy Wonka Junior

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 02/04/2018 2:00pm 02/04/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Willy Wonka Junior

The Sampson G. Smith Players present Willy Wonka Junior! For more information or to purchase tickets ($8 each), please email SGSTickets@gmail.com.

1649 Amwell Road Somerset, NJ 08873
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Mon, February 5, 12:00 PM

Somerset

Township of Franklin Budget Meeting (CANCELLED)

Government

Add to My Calendar 02/05/2018 12:00pm 02/05/2018 1:00pm America/New_York Township of Franklin Budget Meeting (CANCELLED)

The council will hold its first of three budget meetings at the municipal building at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber. Click here for the agenda.

475 Demott Lane Somerset, NJ 08873
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Tue, February 6, 10:00 AM

Princeton

YingHua International School Celebrates Chinese ...

Education

Add to My Calendar 02/06/2018 10:00am 02/06/2018 12:00pm America/New_York YingHua International School Celebrates Chinese New Year at Kingston Fire Department

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - YingHua International School invites the public to attend its free Chinese New Year celebration Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Kingston Fire Volunteer Station located at 6 Heathcote Road.

Students from the school will sing, an umbrella dance routine and

Kids will sing songs in different languages, perform an umbrella dance routine, and two year old ...

6 Heathcote Road Princeton, NJ 08540
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Sat, February 10, 12:00 PM

Watchung Avenue Presbyterian Church, North Plainfield

I Love the 80's Murder Mystery Dinner & Show

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Giving Back Other

Add to My Calendar 02/10/2018 12:00pm 02/10/2018 4:00pm America/New_York I Love the 80's Murder Mystery Dinner & Show

This Scholarship and Finer Womanhood event is sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Beta Alpha Rho Zeta Chapter. The money raised for this event will be used to create scholarships for young women of Somerset County pursing higher education. Tickets can be purchased online via Eventbrite, by contacting the event's coordinator Adrianne Jackson (bapz2ndanti@gmail.com) or by using facebook ...

170 Watchung Ave North Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Sat, February 10, 2:00 PM

Somerset

Somerset County Democratic Committee - Black ...

Government

Add to My Calendar 02/10/2018 2:00pm 02/10/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Somerset County Democratic Committee - Black Caucus

Please join the Somerset County Democratic Committee Black Caucus's FREE celebration of the first black

Congresspersons, Congressman Donald Payne, Sr. and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson-Coleman on Saturday, February

10, 2018, 2 PM - 4 PM, at 505 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ. Light refreshments will be served.

Click here for flier.

505 Demott Lane Somerset, NJ 08873
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Sun, February 11, 2:00 PM

Sampson G. Smith School, Somerset

Willy Wonka Junior

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 02/11/2018 2:00pm 02/11/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Willy Wonka Junior

The Sampson G. Smith Players present Willy Wonka Junior! For more information or to purchase tickets ($8 each), please email SGSTickets@gmail.com.

1649 Amwell Road Somerset, NJ 08873
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Mon, February 12, 7:00 PM

Somerset

Franklin Township Council Budget Meeting

Government

Add to My Calendar 02/12/2018 7:00pm 02/12/2018 9:00pm America/New_York Franklin Township Council Budget Meeting

The Franklin Township Council will have its first public budget meeting of the year in the council chambers.

Click here for agenda.

475 Demott Lane Somerset, NJ 08873
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Tue, February 13, 7:00 PM

Somerset

Franklin Township Council Work Session/Regular ...

Government

Add to My Calendar 02/13/2018 7:00pm 02/13/2018 10:00pm America/New_York Franklin Township Council Work Session/Regular Meeting

Township Council Work Session/Regular Meeting
1/23/2018 7:00 PM Council Chambers

475 DeMott Lane Somerset, NJ 08873

Click here for agenda.

475 Demott Lane Somerset, NJ 08873
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Wed, February 14, 7:00 PM

Franklin Township Public Library, Somerset

Love Stinks! Party

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 02/14/2018 7:00pm 02/14/2018 8:30pm America/New_York Love Stinks! Party

Join us for an anti-Valentine’s Day bash! We’ll be eating yummy food, playing party games, listening to heartbreaking music, and more! All planned by our teen volunteers.

485 DeMott Lane Somerset, NJ 08873
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Thu, February 15, 6:30 PM

New Brunswick

Central Jersey College Prep Charter School - ...

Education

Add to My Calendar 02/15/2018 6:30pm 02/15/2018 8:30pm America/New_York Central Jersey College Prep Charter School - Open House

New Brunswick Location: (Information Sessions)

115 Commercial Avenue, New Brunswick, 08901

(Holy Family Parish School Auditorium - behind Sacred Heart Church)

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018: 10 am (all grades)

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018: 6:30 pm (all grades)

Somerset Location: (Open House)

101 Mettlers Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873 (CJCP Auditorium)
Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018:

12 pm (Elementary) ...

115 Commercial Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Movement Invention Project2® 2018 Auditions

Sat, February 17, 12:00 PM

New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble, Summit

Movement Invention Project2® 2018 Auditions

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 02/17/2018 12:00pm 02/17/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Movement Invention Project2® 2018 Auditions

MIP2® 2018 NYC/NJ AUDITION
​Date: February 17, 2018
Location: New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble | 315B Springfield Avenue | Summit, NJ 07901
Time: 12pm Registration | 12:30pm-4:30pm Audition
Please bring: 1 copy of CV | 1 headshot | 1 Letter of Recommendation
Audition Fee: $30
**Reservations required. Contact mip@njdte.org

MIP2® NYC 2018 Program
Dates: July 2 - 13
Week 1: July ...

315B Springfield Ave Summit, NJ 07901
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Hot Latin Nights with the Mambo Kings

Sun, February 18, 3:00 PM

State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick, New Brunswick

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Hot Latin Nights ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 02/18/2018 3:00pm 02/18/2018 5:00pm America/New_York New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Hot Latin Nights with the Mambo Kings

MAMBO KINGS
THOMAS WILKINS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Mambo Kings bring some serious heat as they celebrate the sizzling music of Latin America and the United States. From the sultry melancholy of Astor Piazzolla and the burning Afro-Cuban rhythms of Tito Puente to the rhythmic playfulness of jazz great Dave Brubeck and the pop strains of The Beatles, the Mambo Kings take ...

15 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick , NJ 08901
Hairspray Auditions

Sun, February 18, 7:00 PM

Villagers Theatre, Somerset

Hairspray Auditions

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 02/18/2018 7:00pm 02/18/2018 10:00pm America/New_York Hairspray Auditions

Auditions announced for HAIRSPRAY at Villagers Theatre

Directed by Matthew Muccigrossi

Music Direction by Adam Good

Choreography by Genevieve Estanislau

Stage Managed by Robert Langer

Produced by Emily Russoniello and Alex Stefaniak

AUDITION DATES: Sunday, February 18, 2017 - 7-10pm Monday, February 19, 2017 - 7-10pm

Auditions will be held by appointment and those ...

475 DeMott Lane Somerset, NJ 08873
Hairspray Auditions

Mon, February 19, 7:00 PM

Villagers Theatre, Somerset

Hairspray Auditions

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 02/19/2018 7:00pm 02/19/2018 10:00pm America/New_York Hairspray Auditions

Auditions announced for HAIRSPRAY at Villagers Theatre

Directed by Matthew Muccigrossi

Music Direction by Adam Good

Choreography by Genevieve Estanislau

Stage Managed by Robert Langer

Produced by Emily Russoniello and Alex Stefaniak

AUDITION DATES: Sunday, February 18, 2017 - 7-10pm Monday, February 19, 2017 - 7-10pm

Auditions will be held by appointment and those ...

475 DeMott Lane Somerset, NJ 08873
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Tue, February 20, 5:00 PM

Somerset

Franklin Township: Franklin Middle School Night ...

Education Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 02/20/2018 5:00pm 02/20/2018 8:00pm America/New_York Franklin Township: Franklin Middle School Night Fundraiser at Zoup!

SOMERSET, NJ - Zoup! of Somerset will host a school fundraising night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for Franklin Middle School on Feb. 20. The community is invited to attend the event to help FMS raise money.

All attendees need to do, is bring in voucher and present it while purchasing a meal. At the end of the night, all of the vouchers will be tallied and up to 25 percent of purchases will be ...

120 Cedar Grove Lane Somerset, NJ 08873

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New Jersey's Failing Infrastructure

For decades, New Jersey has been kicking the can down the road with regard to infrastructure. Well, as of now even that road is in such bad shape, that the can can’t be kicked any further.

The American Society of Civil Engineers gave New Jersey a failing grade of D+. Almost 10% of our bridges are “structurally deficient”. The same for about 42% of our roads. Water systems, NJ ...

Jim Barrood Looks Back at His Tenure at the New Jersey Tech Council

October 7, 2019

Jim Barrood recently completed five years as president and CEO of the New Jersey Tech Council.  In my role as editor and publisher of NJTechWeekly.com, I recently interviewed Jim about his tenure at the Council:   

Can you talk about some of the accomplishments you’ve been most proud of at the Council?

Our community has enormous capabilities when we work together.

National Group Calls on Westfield to Fly Italian Flag for Columbus Day

October 13, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — A national group is calling on the town to raise the Italian flag for Columbus Day, in the way it raised the Pride Flag earlier this year. Columbus Day is Monday.

The Italian American One Voice Coalition, which works to fight stereotyping of Italian Americans, is objecting to Westfield’s refusal to fly the striped flag following the month-long flying of ...

Scariest New Jersey Haunts To Get Creeped Out In

NEW JERSEY – Love things that go bump in the night? Is Friday the 13th a favorite day? Folks who really thrive on the scare factor of Halloween and do not even flinch about the oddest weird NJ stories or don’t need to sleep with the light on after reading Stephen King will want to check out one or more of these haunted excursions before October 31 rolls around.

The Haunted Red ...

Piscataway Woman Reported Missing; Family Seeks Help in Finding Her

 

UPDATE: Juliet's family reports she has been found in Brooklyn, NY and is safe. They thank everyone for their support.

PISCATAWAY, NJ – A 30-year old Piscataway woman has been reported missing by her family.

Juliet is described as bi-racial black and white, 135 pounds with brown eyes and short, curly, black hair. Her last name was not given.

“She suffers ...

Juvenile Injured in Watchung Hit and Run, Police Request Public’s Help

WATCHUNG, NJ – A 12-year old was hit by a vehicle on Valley Road in Watchung on Tuesday, and that vehicle fled the scene, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’ Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Watchung Chief of Police Joseph Cina said in a release on Wednesday. Valley Road was closed for much of Tuesday evening.

An ...

Two Former New Brunswick Employees Sentenced In Water Bill Bribe Scheme

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two former employees of the city's water department have been sentenced to five years in prison for taking bribes in exchange for lowering about 50 water and sewer bills.

Joseph DeBonis, 56, of Toms River, was a senior account clerk for the city.

William Ortiz, 57, of North Brunswick, was a meter reader.

The two illegally reduced bills for about 50 ...

Man Struck and Killed by Freight Train at Piscataway RR Crossing

PISCATAWAY, NJ — A man was struck and killed by a freight train at the New Market Road railroad crossing in Piscataway Saturday morning.

Township police issued a travel alert at about 11:15 a.m. advising that “all railroad crossings from Prospect Ave. to New Brunswick Ave. are closed for an active police investigation. Avoid the area.”

The identity of the man was not ...

National Group Calls on Westfield to Fly Italian Flag for Columbus Day

October 13, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — A national group is calling on the town to raise the Italian flag for Columbus Day, in the way it raised the Pride Flag earlier this year. Columbus Day is Monday.

The Italian American One Voice Coalition, which works to fight stereotyping of Italian Americans, is objecting to Westfield’s refusal to fly the striped flag following the month-long flying of ...

Scariest New Jersey Haunts To Get Creeped Out In

NEW JERSEY – Love things that go bump in the night? Is Friday the 13th a favorite day? Folks who really thrive on the scare factor of Halloween and do not even flinch about the oddest weird NJ stories or don’t need to sleep with the light on after reading Stephen King will want to check out one or more of these haunted excursions before October 31 rolls around.

The Haunted Red ...

Piscataway Woman Reported Missing; Family Seeks Help in Finding Her

 

UPDATE: Juliet's family reports she has been found in Brooklyn, NY and is safe. They thank everyone for their support.

PISCATAWAY, NJ – A 30-year old Piscataway woman has been reported missing by her family.

Juliet is described as bi-racial black and white, 135 pounds with brown eyes and short, curly, black hair. Her last name was not given.

“She suffers ...

Visitors Celebrate Diversity at Somerville Festival

October 13, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County celebrated its cultural heritage with its first-ever first Diversity Festival on Saturday, Oct.12th, on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse and Veterans Plaza across from the County Administration Building at 20 Grove St.

It was a busy day in the borough, with the historic Borough Hall, Firemen's Museum and the Wallace House, George ...

Levine Credits Triple-A Bond Rating for Savings on Loans

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Director Brian D. Levine has announced two recent county note sales that garnered interest rates of just over one percent.

The first was a one-year note for $40 million at a rate of 1.15%. This note is funding road resurfacing and reconstruction, bridge maintenance, and various vehicles and equipment. The successful bidder was Bank of America ...

Inaugural Ville Film Fest Tops Weekend Events in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The inaugural Somerville Film Fest is the marquee event this weekend, featuring 48 films at seven venues throughout town, with Opening Night Friday, Oct. 4th, followed by parties and more screenings Oct. 5th and 6th.

In between films on Sunday, visitors might want to take a stroll down Main Street and visit hundreds of vendors who will set up on the street for the annual Fall ...

Visitors Celebrate Diversity at Somerville Festival

October 13, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County celebrated its cultural heritage with its first-ever first Diversity Festival on Saturday, Oct.12th, on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse and Veterans Plaza across from the County Administration Building at 20 Grove St.

It was a busy day in the borough, with the historic Borough Hall, Firemen's Museum and the Wallace House, George ...

Levine Credits Triple-A Bond Rating for Savings on Loans

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Director Brian D. Levine has announced two recent county note sales that garnered interest rates of just over one percent.

The first was a one-year note for $40 million at a rate of 1.15%. This note is funding road resurfacing and reconstruction, bridge maintenance, and various vehicles and equipment. The successful bidder was Bank of America ...

New Jersey's Failing Infrastructure

For decades, New Jersey has been kicking the can down the road with regard to infrastructure. Well, as of now even that road is in such bad shape, that the can can’t be kicked any further.

The American Society of Civil Engineers gave New Jersey a failing grade of D+. Almost 10% of our bridges are “structurally deficient”. The same for about 42% of our roads. Water systems, NJ ...