Arts & Entertainment

October 31, 2018

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The gymnasium at Roosevelt Elementary School was filled Tuesday evening with scores of costumed children and their parents at the Mayor's Halloween Parade.  Costumed contestants were grouped by age, ranging from babies to eight graders, and processed around the gymnasium perimeter.  ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Tony Rodrigues has a passion for Halloween.  A real passion.  So much so, he has transformed the yard of his Lafayette Avenue home each year into a high-density horror-fest to the delight--and fright--of visitors and onlookers. Rodrigues spoke with TAPinto Hawthorne, waiting ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Actor and Scotch Plains resident Garry Pastore has been cast as a supporting lead in Shooting Heroin, a film that tells a fictional story about the ravages of the opioid epidemic in small-town America and what happens when members of community take matters into their own ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - "Paws in the Park" returned to Goffle Brook Park, sponsored by the Passaic County Sheriff's Department in conjunction with the Board of Chosen Freeholders and Friends of Passaic County Parks, and is now in its third year running.  Last year's event aimed to raise money to outfit ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - "The Other Tales – Escape Rooms" is indeed an escape—from the mundane into the mysterious.  It is a new kind of gaming experience waiting to be discovered on the second floor of an unassuming building found at 245 Diamond Bridge Avenue in Hawthorne, NJ 07506.  "The Other Tales – ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Resident painter Tina Ishihara, who was interviewed by TAPinto Hawthorne in March of this year, has some examples of her work on display at the Louis Bay 2nd Library.  On Saturday, she hosted a reception to highlight the artwork in the northern exhibition room. "Most of the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - One of the most appealing qualities about living in Hawthorne, residents say, is the sense of community.  That close-knitted sense of town spirit has been manifested for a solid decade now with Hawthorne Day.  Locals and visitors from out of town celebrated the borough Saturday with ...

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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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