Arts & Entertainment

September 7, 2020

HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announces that the Bergen County Zoo, located in Van Saun County Park, has officially reopened to the general public just in time for Labor Day. The Zoo will reopen with several newly installed upgrades to enforce social distancing and ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - This past Wednesday evening, residents living in the vicinity of Diamond Bridge Avenue and Lafayette Avenue were treated to an impromptu outdoor jazz session by the “Griffin Ross Trio”. The musicians set up in the little memorial park area on the corner of the above two streets ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Municipal Swimming Pool continues to be a popular summer destination for residents.  When swimmers go, they are greeted by signs along the pathway advising of social distancing protocols.  Pool staff take the temperatures of would-be swimmers before admitting them into ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Thirteen budding artists attended a painting class at the Passaic County Arts Center at the John W. Rea House Saturday morning. This event was the latest of the year-long free programs offered by Passaic County Parks & Recreation. From fitness classes to dog training to ...

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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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NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) has announced who the inductees are for the incoming Class of 2019-2020 – a "Who's Who" of some of the Garden State’s best and brightest. Among them are Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, two-time Super Bowl Champion Eli Manning, ...

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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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HAWTHORNE, NJ - TAPinto Hawthorne contributor Judy Kopitar shared some of the sights around Hawthorne Wednesday during a decline in the heat.  "With the temperature being lower it was time for people to try enjoy the outdoors before the heat comes back," Kopitar said.  Kopitar met with a ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Organizers of the decades old "State Fair Meadowlands" announced that the 2020 event will not take place due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.    State Fair Meadowlands started as a modest six-day event in 1986 in the old Giants Stadium parking lot encompassing 10 acres ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Environmental Commission unrolled a "What I Love About Hawthorne" online poster contest today, according to the commission.  The purpose of the contest is "to create an awareness and  appreciation of all Hawthorne has to offer."  Hawthorne residents will then be able ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A family lined up on designated spots at the entrance of the municipal pool as "Boys of Summer" by Don Henley played over the loudspeakers. Today was the first day the borough opened the gates of the pool to its residents, and there were plenty of people who decided to beat the heat ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Finding a way to give back during the COVID-19 pandemic for a nurse at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center was a snap – literally. During the outbreak’s peak in early April, Kristie Spindler, who has worked in the labor and delivery department for the past six years, said there ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Municipal Pool is being worked on to get it into shape for the anticipated opening on July 2.  TAPinto Hawthorne contributor Judy Kopitar visited the pool to see some of the preparations being done by pool personnel wearing face masks.  "Everyone was hard at work ...

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RIDGEWOOD/HAWTHORNE, NJ - The isolation and extraordinary circumstances brought about by the coronavirus pandemic inspired Kristina Van Dyk, a ten-year wardrobe stylist for advertising campaigns, to venture into creating her own art exhibition and sharing it with others.  A graduate of Houghton ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Warm sunny weather combined with a lifting of Governor Murphy's stay-at-home order has led to more residents making the most of the outdoors.  Rebecca, Gloria, Alexander, and Anthony Giuarini were enjoying a picnic near Arnold's Pond in Goffle Brook Park. Elsewhere in town, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - To help brighten spirits for those who pass by, resident Katie Sokoler has used her artistic skills to make bright sidewalk art, one of the sights that have popped up around town.  Chalk sidewalk pictures, slogans, and designs--creations of both children and adults--have become ...

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HAWTHORNE & PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Saturday, the day before Easter, the bunny was spotted in both boroughs spreading some Easter cheer to locals.  Due to the circumstances affecting the holiday, the Easter Bunny was spotted driving around Hawthorne, waving to families who had come out to ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ – A common concern of modern parents is that their children are spending too much time online, not experiencing enough social interaction and missing out on learning necessary skills in this area. With young people communicating more via text or through social media platforms than ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — While the current coronavirus pandemic has many people spending an increasing amount of time indoors and away from large crowds until the curve of infected individuals flattens, two local entities are working to ensure that the joy of entertainment is not lost. The Bergen ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - The Easter Bunny usually visits households each holiday, and spending time with family and friends is one of the great pleasures of the occasion.  However, given the circumstances, behaviors have to adapt and, unfortunately, neither bunny nor person can mingle as usual for the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Local children may have found their chalk art washed away by the mid-week rains, but messages of cheerfulness and hope sprung up in various parts of Hawthorne again.  Some are pictures, some are messages, some reference Bible passages.  A pedestrian on a stroll through town in a ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Prior to the Monday evening rains, over the weekend a number of sidewalks and driveways around Hawthorne were decorated with colored chalk art from locals and their children.  TAPinto Hawthorne contributor Judy Kopitar had taken a stroll and said, "As I walked around town it was ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Saturday, March 7, Hawthorne's Louis Bay 2nd Library and Community Center hosted an Irish Dance show in honor of St. Patrick's Day.  The performance was held by JIG Factory, out of neighboring Ridgewood, directed by Susan Daly-Stanek.  The 2019 world champion dancers have ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne native and "Blondie" frontwoman Debbie Harry recently released her autobiography, Face It, which has been in stores since last fall. Hawthorne has been home to several notable residents over the years, including TV actor Ivan Sergei, former Senator John Girgenti, former ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Saturday, jazz filled the Louis Bay 2nd Library in Hawthorne in celebration of Mardi Gras "Fat Tuesday" from the performances of the Florian Schantz Jazz Combo.  Founded in 2012 by Florian Schantz at the age of nine, the jazz band has toured across the area and played ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The rising tension between management and staff at WBGO, Newark's world-renowned jazz radio station, exploded this week as the station's president and CEO resigned amid allegations that an African-American staff member was fired in retaliation for raising concerns about the station's ...

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Paterson, NJ – In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution which granted women the right to vote, Passaic County Clerk Danielle Ireland-Imhof expanded the 24th annual "My County Poster Calendar" to give the Fourth-Grade contestants ...

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NEW YORK, NY – Walter Fuhrman Palmer, the head electrician at the venerable New York Times newspaper more than 100 years ago, helped to create a legacy shared by tens of millions of people who have jammed Times Square on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the traditional countdown to the New ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The annual Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce Santa Parade stepped off at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 7.  The parade followed its usual route down Lafayette Avenue and ended behind the Louis Bay 2nd Library where locals could gather, be entertained by bands and costumed characters, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Each year, the borough of Hawthorne has rung in the holiday season with a tree lighting celebration.  Friday evening, Lafayette Avenue across from the Municipal Building was blocked off and residents gathered for a little small town fun.  This year, an ice cream truck was available ...

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