Somerville Hosts 15th Annual County Asian American Festival

May 23, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Asian American Committee, based in Bridgewater, held its 15th annual Asian American Festival May 21 in Somerville to celebrate Asian American Month.

The festival included cultural exhibits, live performances, food, Asian costumes and more.

Somerville: High School Actors Tackle Tough Social Issues to Benefit Their Peers


SOMERVILLE, NJ – Life is often tough and troubled for middle and high school students. Day-to-day routine in middle and high school classrooms and hallways is anything but.

Start with peer pressure.

Conflicts, crises, confrontation pop up like images in a slide show. Problems, incubate and fester; too often, young minds are ill-equipped for logic; instead, they are ...

Somerville High School Student Wins Tour of Somerville T-Shirt Design Contest

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Alexis Sajewski, a senior at Somerville High School, is the winner of the annual Middle Earth T-Shirt Design contest for the 2017 Tour of Somerville Cycling Series which features three days of world-class cycling competition in Bound Brook (May 27) and Raritan (May 28), concluding on Memorial Day (May 29) in Somerville.

Her winning design embodies a patriotic theme in ...

Tour of Somerville, Oldest Bicycle Race in the USA Will Broadcast Live - Around the World – on Memorial Day


SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Tour of Somerville, a tradition in bicycle racing since 1940, will be broadcast live on Memorial Day, the first time in 74 years of international competition that the signature race will be seen around the world in real time on several platforms, including YouTube and Twitch.

Cameras will be positioned at strategic locations throughout the race course in ...

Unplugged: Somerville Arcade Moves Outdoors - Temporarily

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Yestercades, the video and arcade game emporium at 29 Division Street, made its contribution to the eclectic nature of the pedestrian mall yesterday, moving all of its gaming machines and furniture outside so that work crews could install new carpet.

Pinball machines, video games from Space Invaders to Pac-Man, Street Fighter and NBA Jam and classic Ski-Ball machines ...

Somerville: Artists and Students Install Collaborative Bicycle Sculpture on Division Street

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Artists and art students from Somerville High School, Immaculata High School, the Arts School of Newark and Middle Earth will construct an interactive outdoor bicycle sculpture on Division Street on Saturday, May 27 in conjunction with the 74th Tour of Somerville Cycling Series.

New Jersey artist and arts educator Bob Richardson has conceived and designed the sculpture, and ...

Somerville High School Drama Students Featured in NJTV Documentary Broadcast on May 17

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The angst, the joy, the doubts and the triumph of six high school drama clubs rehearsing, producing and performing “Mary Poppins” is the subject of a documentary that will be broadcast on NJTV May 17 at 8 p.m.

Somerville High School is one of the six schools featured in the documentary. The others are Franklin High School; Rahway High School; Summit High ...

Lance Hosts Annual Congressional Art Competition

KENILWORTH, NJ – Katherine Ge, a junior at New Providence High School, won the overall prize at today’s Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery,” hosted by Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7th.

As the winner of the contest, Ge’s acrylic painting, “Abandoned House,” will be sent to Washington. D.C. to be showcased in the annual Nationwide ...

Unity Bank Sponsors Memorial Day Weekend Tour of Somerville Cycling Series


SOMERVILLE, NJ – Unity Bank has agreed to a multi-year partnership to serve as Title Sponsor of the Tour of Somerville, the iconic cycling classic that annually attracts thousands of local and tri-state residents, international tourists and competitive racers from around the world to enjoy the oldest major cycling event in the country.

The 74th running of ...

Somerville Gallery Features Plainfield Artist's Photo Montages



SOMERVILLE, NJ – From  May 1 through 31, Gallery on Main's "Artist of the Month" series of exhibitions showcases Plainfield artist Darlene Foster's work in photography montage — the technique of producing a new composite whole from fragments of photographs. 


Meet the artist at a free ...

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Historic property prepares to Rock the Barn May 21

May 15, 2017

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- Rock the Barn at the Ross Farm returns on Sunday, May 21. The Rad Trads, one of New York City’s most entertaining live bands, take the stage outside the historic barn in Basking Ridge for the third annual event. The concert begins at 5 p.m., with the gates opening at 4 p.m. for everyone to come early and enjoy the beautiful grounds at the Farm. The Minuteman ...