Arts & Entertainment

August 25, 2018

HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Wednesday evening, the band “Motor City Revue” barreled onto the Hawthorne Boro Bandshell leaving a trail of nitro-burning, high octane performances of Motown, Classic Soul, and R&B. The band takes their name from Detroit, Michigan, the birthplace of the Motown sound in ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Despite predictions of rain and threatening overhead clouds, the Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Car Show enjoyed a good turnout of proud car owners and interested visitors. Taking place behind the Louis Bay 2nd Library, Grand Avenue was filled with a myriad of fascinating ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Tuesday evening's National Night Out in Hawthorne came to an end when a lightning storm whipped through, but the borough nevertheless had everything in place for an enjoyable night of entertainment and community spirit.  The 3rd Annual National Night Out, hosted by the Hawthorne ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - National Night Out, we hardly knew ye.  What would have been a fun-filled evening of entertainment for residents of Hawthorne and Prospect Park was abruptly canceled when Mother Nature decided to crash the party.  The Hawthorne Police Department was hosting its 3rd Annual National ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery it is said.  In that case Debbie Harry--or better known as "Blondie"--will have plenty of flatterers at this year's Hawthorne Day, as the borough announced a look-a-like contest will be held in honor of the hometown star.  Hawthorne Day is ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne Day will be entering its tenth year--a full decade of activities supported by local residents and local businesses.  On Friday at the Columbia Bank on Lafayette Avenue, Financial Services Officer Inez Ramirez gave Mayor Richard S. Goldberg a check which will purchase the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Fans of England's most famous poet and playwright can expect to see a performance of "The Tempest" in Goffle Brook Park Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m., provided Mother Nature cooperates.  The Hudson Shakespeare Company will put on the play as part of the Passaic County Board of ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Each year, the borough of Hawthorne is host to one of the largest Memorial Day parades in the area.  Drawing floats and bands from no small distance, Hawthorne recognizes American fallen military personnel in a grand way.  Given a merciful break in the heat and rain which has marked ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Education Foundation hosted its First Annual Food Truck Festival in Goffle Brook Park Sunday afternoon.  The HEF decided to host the event to raise money for technology assets for Hawthorne students by selling wristbands to gain entry to the event as well as t-shirts ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ – A lantern float, reminiscent of the Japanese toro nagashi flowing lantern ceremony, took place Friday evening when the tranquil waters of Arnold’s Pond in Goffle Brook Park were illuminated by drifting lanterns marked in memory of lost loved ones, well wishes, hopes, prayers, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ – Holly Cowen has been attracting some attention with her exceptional photography of local wildlife.  Cowen, an HR Manager for BJ’s Wholesale Club, agreed to talk with TAPinto Hawthorne for some insights on her local explorations, photography, and what has made her a hit for Hawthorne ...

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The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders has published its 2018 Park Programs.  These are available for viewing online here. Hard copies can also be obtained from local Passaic County libraries and the Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs, the Department of Parks & ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ – Tina Ishihara is a Hawthorne-based painter who has always had a love of history and pre-impressionist, traditionalist style.   Her realistic renderings are the product of her years of training, many techniques self-taught, and her devotion to detail.  Ishihara, who paints under the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ – For the last ten years, Washington Elementary School teacher Tara Temprano has been hosting a living historical “Wax Museum” experience with the fifth grade students.  On Friday, the school once again came to life with figures from the past ringing the gymnasium, presented by ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Thursday night at the Louis Bay 2nd Library, local historian and Glen Rock Detective James Calaski gave an enlightening presentation called Someone Talked, where he uncovered a part of New Jersey's past one may not be familiar with. Calaski opened his presentation revealing that ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ – Few would suspect that the sleepy suburban boroughs of north Jersey could have been touched by alleged Nazi activity seven decades ago.  What would come as a surprise to many, the ear of the German Führer may have had reach even in Glen Rock, aided by a local ...

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SADDLE BROOK, NJ - Two nature lovers stopped in the park and pointed. It was a bald eagle. Saddle Brook Park on Saddle River Road in Saddle Brook is a popular walking path in the area that reaches into Ridgewood. Entrances in Fair Lawn along the way are used often, especially on a sunny ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The painful tragic death of a relative and a difficult divorce in short succession would challenge even the strongest individual, and Paterson resident Sharrieff Bugg was no different. Yet, despite what he refers to as a “stigma” and the lack of available resources in urban areas, ...

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Hawthorne, NJ - This weekend, the drama department of Hawthorne High School presented a production of Arthur Miller's 1953 McCarthyist critique, "The Crucible."  Snow caused a cancelation on Saturday but "the show must go on" and it certainly did.  While "The Crucible" took a number of historical ...

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Hawthorne, NJ - On Saturday morning participants lined up to take part in the annual Hawthorne Santa Parade. Hosted by the Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce, this year’s parade was one of the largest ever held. Taking place down Lafayette Avenue, crowds gathered to enjoy the sight of participants ...

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Hawthorne, NJ - The borough of Hawthorne continued its decades-old tradition of lighting the Christmas tree outside the municipal building Saturday.  The tree, originally from May Street, was donated to the town by Mr. Sjaardema, a Hawthorne resident, some forty years ago.  According to his son, ...

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Hawthorne, NJ - Each year, the borough has rung in the holiday season with its annual tree lighting outside the Borough Hall.  This year, the tradition will be carried on.  On Friday, December 1, at 6:00 p.m., Mayor Richard Goldberg and the council will be assisted by the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts ...

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Hawthorne, NJ - On Tuesday evening at the Louis Bay 2nd Library & Community Center, accomplished author and outdoorsman Jim Wright gave a two-part presentation. Mr. Wright is known for his books on New Jersey’s Meadowlands, The Celery Farm, High Mountain, as well as the e-book Duke Farm’s Bald ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The historic Westervelt-Vanderhoef House located in Clifton will be restored and given a new life thanks to the approval of a contract by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders at their Tuesday meeting. The house, purchased along with the surrounding property, was ...

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TRENTON, NJ - With no winners for the Mega Millions Jackpot on Tuesday night, the jackpot for the Friday, October 27, will roll to $30 million. Carole Hedinger, New Jersey Lottery executive director, announced the second or third-tier prizes for the Tuesday, October 24 drawing,  Thirteen ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ – With two brigades of the Continental Army’s light infantry, the Marquis de Lafayette encamped in October and November of 1780 in the area of southern Hawthorne, then known as “Wagaraw”.  The Continental army was strategically positioned to monitor British-held New York City, only ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ – The Louis Bay 2nd Library and Community Center has announced that there will be two Halloween activities hosted next week.  The first is the Halloween Craft event, being held on Saturday, October 21.  This will be open to children between the ages of 4 and 6 from 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 ...

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The Passaic County Parks & Recreation Department has been very active this summer, bringing cultural and social activities to county residents, including those in Hawthorne.  On June 28, a concert was held in Goffle Brook Park featuring the Dalton Gang band on a warm, sunny day.  On August 12, ...

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Hawthorne, NJ – Author and Hawthorne resident Paul Chepurko will appear at St. Clement’s Church on Monday, October 16, at 7:00 p.m. for a book signing, highlight the lives of Hawthorne and North Haledon men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in uniform. Chepurko’s book, “Small Town-Big ...

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