Arts & Entertainment

July 29, 2021

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Captain Jack won't be getting anyone high tonight, it seems, due to the threat of foul weather.  Light rain had begun at approximately 5 p.m. Thursday and the borough of Hawthorne announced two hours earlier at 3 p.m. that the Billy Joel tribute band concert would have to be ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Dog Run found in Goffle Brook Park, just south of Diamond Bridge Avenue, is closed temporarily.  A tree fell near the corner of the run, crushing a section of the fence and necessitating a closure until it can be repaired. Locals who bring their dogs to the run will need to ...

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NEW JERSEY — July 27 is National New Jersey Day. While this is not an official holiday, the New Jersey State Instagram, which is possibly the snarkiest governmental social media account in the country, lent it some credibility when it posted Monday, "Tomorrow is #NationalNewJerseyDay.  Prepare ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ – Hawthorne High School students and youths will be performing an original play, “The Criminal Life of Average Joe” at the Boro Bandshell on July 30 at 7 p.m. The performance, written and directed by Estelle Barbieri, will be the play’s debut.  The play came about as a result of ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Family-friendly entertainment has returned to the Hawthorne Boro Bandshell every Thursday evening this summer until August 29. On July 22, the Department of Recreation screening series played 'The Rise of Skywalker,' a Star Wars film. There was pre-show entertainment, featuring ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Richard Goldberg released his weekly borough letter on Monday, found below. Dear Resident, Our numbers as of this morning are 2,606 total cases since March 2020, 47 fatalities and 6 active cases. We, as a community, seem to have defeated this virus. Hopefully our ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Residents who are looking for books, CDs, and DVDs should check out the Louis Bay 2nd Library right in Hawthorne.  The Friends of the Louis Bay 2nd Library have invited residents to visit the new book loft in the library and browse the media for sale.  Doing so supports the library, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - With the approach of bad weather from Elsa, the borough of Hawthorne announced that the Spin Pop Boom Science Show scheduled for Thursday has been postponed. While some residents may be disappointed to miss out tonight, the rescheduled show date will be announced on the Boro ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The summer schedule for the Hawthorne Boro Bandshell, found by the Municipal Swimming Pool Complex, has been announced.  Returning will be a number of musical performances as well as movie screenings.  The grounds open for events at 6 p.m. with showings or performances beginning ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Ridgewood resident Audrey Fink’s daughter went to a local art school.  Since Fink’s background and career was in economics, naturally she became the group's treasurer. Fast forward a few years, Fink ditched the numbers and the cubicles and now works with paints outdoors.  “I ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The John W. Rea House in Hawthorne will be holding a reception for the beginning of two exhibits tomorrow evening.  The exhibits are Watercolors by Christine Calandra and Goffle Brook Park: A Wellspring of creativity, Journeys by Michael Gabriel and various other artists, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - History and Hawthorne-related trivia was the name of the game when the Hawthorne Democrats held a free Trivia Night event on the outdoor dining patio of Puzo's Family Restaurant on Thursday. Approximately 35 individuals participated in the event, broken up into seven teams of ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Thursday night, May 27, Macaluso’s in Hawthorne became the setting for the Hawthorne Pride Alliance’s presentation of “My Big Gay Italian Wedding,” a play written by Anthony J. Wilkinson.  Ticket sales went toward the HPA’s scholarship fund, which will be used to benefit two ...

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Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect changes made to the schedule since initial publication. 4/30/2021 HAWTHORNE, NJ - The John W. Rea House, situated in Goffle Brook Park in Hawthorne, has found new life as the Passaic County Arts Center since reopening in 2019.  Not long ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Theatre will be hosting a free screening of the 1972 Academy Award-winning movie "The Godfather" on Saturday, April 24, at 7:00 pm.. in celebration of the 93rd Academy Awards. While The Hawthorne Theatre is not yet fully open to the public, they do rent it out for ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - Totowa’s second annual Car Show will take place on Sunday, April 25 at the Wells Fargo Parking lot between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. To register a car, can pay $20 on the day of the event. Spectators can attend for free. The event is open to all cars, trucks and motorcycles of all years and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- "I totally forgot I submitted. I was in shock when I won!" Scotch Plains-based author Robert Constant's marketing plan for his latest children's book was derailed by COVID, but a recent award is giving his book new life.  Hello Grandma!, Constant's second children book ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Saturday, Sharon Abbood played chauffer to the Easter Bunny in a Thunderbird convertible, visiting parts of Hawthorne to spread some cheer ahead of Easter.  Several families came outside to greet the floppy eared visitor and snap some pictures.  "Sharon was blowing her car ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Tuesday, the Brownies of Troop 97786 visited Goffle Brook Park with their troop leaders for an early Easter Egg hunt amid the scenery of Hawthorne's idyllic stretch of green.  The Easter Bunny made an appearance, joined by Sharon Abbood, to supervise the Brownies' games and ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Louis Bay 2nd Library will be holding an Easter Egg Hunt--with some modifications to ensure safety in the ongoing pandemic--sponsored by the Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce. From March 29 to April 3, children aged 3 to 10 may participate in a socially distanced egg hunt held in ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Anna Carina Sinocchi said that she first became interested in the arts when, at age 15, a high school classmate at Boonton High School introduced her to black and white photography. “I thought that the photos my friend Lauren developed in the dark room were amazing.  I was ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Monday, members of the Hawthorne Pride Alliance gathered at Puzo's Family Restaurant at 4 Garfield Avenue for their "Pizza for Pride" fundraiser.  When presented with a coupon, 10% of the proceeds from food sales were given to the HPA for their scholarship award.  From 5 p.m. to ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - The John W. Rea House, located in Goffle Brook Park in Hawthorne, serves as the Passaic County Arts Center, has announced a call for artists to participate in an exhibition regarding the natural beauty of the park itself.  The exhibition, called "Goffle Brook Park: A Wellspring ...

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NEW JERSEY - New Jerseyan rockers Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi are among numerous stars from the entertainment world who will perform during Joe Biden's Inauguration TV Special.  This will take place instead of the traditional Inaugural Ball. The "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame" ...

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NEWARK, NJ — For those who find themselves wishing they could own the artifacts they see in museums, a special auction from the Newark Museum of Art is making that wish a reality.  In partnership with Remember When Antiques and Estate Sales, LLC, NMoA has listed more than 700 items from its ...

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It may be the only thing that there is just too little of, but the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will be providing a contribution to the all-too-precious commodity when, on January 14, it debuts the next edition in the popular 'Love Series'. The first stamp in the Series was issued in 1973.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Young people in middle and high school are encouraged to submit short films for consideration in the Montclair Film Emerging Filmmaker Competition.  Submissions are now open for the annual Montclair Film Emerging Filmmaker Competition (EFC), a film competition open to students ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - All around the borough of Hawthorne, the residents have been embracing the holiday spirit with lights and decorations.  A previous article in TAPinto Hawthorne speculated whether or not locals would embrace the decorating fervor ahead of the Christmas season as they did during ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - In light of COVID-restrictions, the borough of Hawthorne modified its annual Christmas tree lighting event.  To comply with Governor Murphy's executive orders on outdoor gatherings and events, the borough had the tree lighting event livestreamed through the Hawthorne Borough ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne's famous "Zombie House" made news not only on TAPinto Hawthorne and other local agencies, but also gained statewide attention leading up to Halloween and the Rodrigues family's elaborate display of ghoulish decorations each year.  Concerns over traffic surrounded the ...

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