Arts & Entertainment

October 5, 2020

DOWN EAST MAINE — No doubt you have felt cooped up, sheltering in place due to COVID-19 restrictions, and perhaps going a bit stir crazy. You're not alone. TAPinto  took a trip to hike Down East Maine, the part of the state that includes Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. But instead of ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ -- The Mercer County Park Commission has made an addition to the popular line-up of drive-in movies. The Commission, in coordination with the Princeton National Rowing Association, will now screen the movie "A Most Beautiful Thing" that tells the story of the first all-Black high ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Liberty Science Center will reopen Labor Day Weekend. The center will be open to members on Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and to the public Sept. 5-7, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The reopening will feature new planetarium presentations, the world of Angry Birds in ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ -- Some fan favorite bands have been added to the line-up of performers for the series of drive-in concerts hosted by the Mercer County Park Commission. The venues also have been changed. All of thee concerts will now be held on the Cricket Field while the drive-in movies will be ...

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A coalition of funders has established the New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund (NJACRF) to help ensure the survival of the state’s cultural sector that has faced economic devastation from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Fund has so far raised more than $1.6 million, including a lead matching ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ -- Get ready to enjoy a movie or some music from the comfort of your own car with other families nearby.   Mercer County and the Mercer County Park Commission announced on Wednesday that they will be hosting a series of drive-in movie nights and concerts. Between September 4 ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  The popular "Trenton's Art All Night" is going virtual this year to bring art, music, and culture right into homes. The annual art festival will be held this weekend after previously being postponed because of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The festival ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – They’ve shaped the world as we know it. They’ve been the driving force in the evolution of our society. They most certainly walk among us today. Some of them are heroes, and some of them are jerks. Jersey City author Ed Daly felt inclined to examine the impact of these ...

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NEW JERSEY - July 27th is National New Jersey Day. Today we're going to find out what's unique about the Garden State, and maybe settle some serious issues. New Jersey was the third state to ratify the Constitution of the United States of America, the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.

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TRENTON, NJ -- The Young Professionals Group (YPG) of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Foundation (RWJUHHF) will hold a Family Movie Night at Arm & Hammer Park, Home of the Trenton Thunder, 1 Thunder Road in Trenton on Friday, September 18. Families and guests will enjoy ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  The Rotary Club of Robbinsville Hamilton is bringing a sprinkle of magic and fun to the homes of local families. The upcoming Mercer's Got Magic show will feature some of the "world's most incredible magicians, illusionists, and mind readers" for a good cause -- the Hamilton ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ --  The Mercer County Park Commission announced on Wednesday a peaceful way to enjoy nature by paddling through Mercer Lake in a kayak.  Hosted by the Naturalist Division, the Kayak Nature Tours will give the public the opportunity to explore the shorelines and enjoy the spots on ...

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JACKSON, NJ --  Six Flags Great Adventure Safari Adventure is going to be roaring back for guests to enjoy as a drive-through experience next week. The popular animal attraction will reopen for active members, season pass holders, and single-day ticket holders with reservations starting on May 27 ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  A lot of music, fun dance moves, and some friendly competition is coming to Robbinsville Township homes for the Quarantine Family Dance Off. The Robbinsville Recreation Department is holding this fun competition to bring families together while they are sheltering-in-place at ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ --  Looking to enjoy the outdoors and wildlife while still staying home? The Mercer County Park Commission Naturalist Department will bring wildlife center stage through a summer series of webinar presentations focusing on wildlife that affects our lives, even in an urbanized ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - With the state's ban on large social gatherings, the annual closing recital that has traditionally been a rite of passage for senior dancers at Robbinsvill's All for Dance Studio has been canceled this year. However, the 12 soon to be graduates are still going to get a special ...

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JACKSON, NJ --  Six Flags Great Adventure announced on Thursday that it will soon open its Safari adventure as a drive-through experience. This announcement comes one day after Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order permitting drive-through events while maintaining social distancing ...

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NASHVILLE, TN — There's no doubt that Long Beach Island brings out a sense of nostalgia in so many of us, including Rob Snyder, singer and songwriter, who used those memories of his time on LBI as inspriation for  his new single "Jersey." "My parents met on LBI and it is just home to me. Always ...

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HAMILTON, NJ - For the instructors and dancers at The Rech Center of Performing Arts the show must go on, even, as communities across New Jersey and beyond face a global pandemic, if that means virtually. When forced to temporarily close due to the current crisis, Kelly Rech, owner of the ...

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NEW JERSEY --  If you did not travel to Newark or New York City to see the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds fly by on Tuesday, you can see it in a way you never imagined -- from the cockpit! The US Navy Blue Angels and US Air Force Thunderbirds performed a very rare joint flyover above New York ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  The Easter Bunny will be hopping on top of a Mercerville Fire Department truck on Saturday and Sunday to wish families a Happy Easter and pay tribute to Doctors, Nurses, Technicians, Lab personnel, Therapists, EMT'S, Paramedics, Pharmacists, and all health care professionals who ...

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HAMILTON, NJ- Local families are invited to participate in Hamilton Township’s 1st Virtual Easter Egg Roll. Hosted by Mayor Jeff Martin, the online and social media driven event will take the place of several community Easter Egg Hunts that had to be postponed due to COVID-19 “stay at home” ...

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HAMILTON, NJ - As the spread COVID-19 continues to keep schools, parks, and restaurants closed, and calls for social distancing become more widespread and urgent, even the sunniest of days seem somewhat gloomy. Hamilton mother Jennifer L. Murphy Mantle wanted to change that, to find a way to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Responding to coronavirus quarantines nationwide, many museums are turning to technology to fill the void. The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers-New Brunswick is taking it a step further with online demonstrations to help keep children and adults productive during this period of ...

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HAMILTON/ROBBINSVILLE --  Irish eyes will need to wait a little longer to be smiling and marching in the annual local St. Patrick's Day parades as the annual Hamilton Township St. Patrick's Day parade will be postponed and the Robbinsville St. Patrick's Day parade has been canceled.   At a ...

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HAMILTON, N.J. -- The annual 2020 Annual Congressional Art Competition hosted locally by Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04) is now accepting applications by area youth artists until March 13.  Every year, the Congressional Institute sponsors this national high school visual art competition to ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  School is in session for a few more months but Hamilton School District is already gearing up for fun and educational experiences for local students at their summer camps in action from June through July.    After the success of last year’s program, the camp offerings have expanded ...

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HAMILTON, NJ –  It's not too early to start planning summer camps for the kids!   The Mercer County Park Commission recently announced that registration for the Nature Program summer caps is now open.  The camps for children in grades pre-kindergarten to eighth grade are developed and instructed by ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  A key part of growing up is making memories both inside school classrooms and outside with life-long childhood friends.  To help children know more about the local team and clubs are available, the Robbinsville PTA is hosting a Community Youth Organization Open House with a ...

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HAMILTON, NJ ---  A Hamilton home that attracts hundreds of visitors during the Christmas season will be showcased on a popular national holiday television show, in 2020, the family announced via Facebook.  Martel's Christmas Wonderland will participate in the ABC show "The Great American Light ...

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