Arts & Entertainment

January 22, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - "Quakers - The Quiet Revolutionaries," a new documentary by Rocky Hill filmmaker Janet Gardner will have its New Jersey premiere in the spring 2019 New Jersey Film Festival at Rutgers University at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8. The screening will take place in Voorhees Hall, 71 ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - High school students are invited to share substance use prevention messages through their original music as part of the 2019 New Jersey Shout Down Drugs contest. The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey is accepting entries through Friday, Feb. 1. Students interested in sharing ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The 27th annual "Nature Through a Child's Eye" exhibit of Somerset County elementary students' art with an environmental theme will be on display through Feb. 3 at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road. The theme this year ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A doctoral student in ecology and evolution is turning microorganisms into art, and her hobby into a powerful tool for genomics studies at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Julia Van Etten’s Couch Microscopy Instagram page has attracted close to 18,000 followers in a year and ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Most of us marvel at those people who seem to effortlessly recall everyone's name, deliver a speech without looking at notes, or retain, over time, much of the information they read or hear. According to memory expert Matthew Goerke, such a memory is not necessarily a gift at ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Tony Brokenborough and Carol Freedman, owners of Carol’s Creative Chocolatez on Division Street, hosted a private event for the residents of Brandywine Living, who made the trip earlier this week from their residence in Princeton to spend two hours immersed in the world of ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College’s Visual and Performing Arts Department will present: I.S. + I.A.D., an exhibition of work by RVCC independent study students and current students and alumni from the Interior Architecture and Design program, Jan. 22-Feb. 8, in the Art Gallery on ...

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EDISON, NJ - Bodnar’s Auction Sales will greet the New Year with boxes and lots of old comics, books on comics, SuperHeroes, action heroes, and a collection of Danbury and Franklin Mint limited editions as well as die cast miniature automobiles. The live auction begins at 11:15 a.m. Jan. 5 at ...

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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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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The United Reformed Church, 100 West Main St., hosts the annual Central Jersey Twelfth Night-Boar’s Head Festival on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 4 p.m. All are welcome to come and revel in the celebration of the Twelve Days of Christmas, as they did in Elizabethan times. A cast of 125 ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The artwork and photography of 16 gifted Hillsborough High School students was showcased recently by Assemblyman Roy Freiman, (D-16th), with a showing at the lawmaker's district office at 390 Amwell Road. Freiman hosted the Hillsborough Township School District Art Recognition ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Everyone but the brewmeister will be working Tuesday at Village Brewing Company. Just two months away from drawing the first mug of "Somerville Red" and other craft beers brewed on the premises, the owners of what will be the largest micro-brewery in Somerset County were busy ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - The Elf will hop off his Shelf for a few hours on Saturday, Dec. 15th, for the 7th annual “Elf on the Shelf Run for Awareness” sponsored by Steps Together. Accompanied by fellow runners, the Elf will be on the loose for several hours and will do his best to stick the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - “The Somerville Caroling Festival,” sponsored by the Somerville and Ridge High School Music Departments and featuring the choirs of several local high schools will take place on Friday, Dec, 14th at 4 p.m. in the 600-seat sanctuary of United Reformed Church,100 W Main St. Choirs ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The curtain goes up on the world premiere of "And My True Love Gave to Me," an original Christmas comedy written by township resident Luigi Jannuzzi on Thursday, Dec. 13 at the Hudson Theatre Works, 80 Hauxhurst Ave., Weehawken. Show times are 8 p.m. Dec. 13-15, and 5 p.m.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerville High School Chamber Choir will perform at the 11th annual Stars & Promises Holiday Concert Dec. 7, which features Peter Mayer, lead guitarist for Jimmy Buffet’s Coral Reefer Band, at the United Reformed Church, 100 West Main St. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of volunteer firefighters and first responders from throughout the state will festoon their emergency vehicles with strings of light and blow-up cartoon characters for the V!I annual Holiday Lights Parade Saturday, Dec. 1, beginning at dusk. Sponsored by Somerville ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Hillsborough Middle School Drama Club is working with Sherlock Holmes to solve some mysteries that have found their way to the school's auditorium.   Tickets are $5 and will be available for purchase at the door. Performances will be at Hillsborough Middle School during ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerville Arts on Division presents the 2018 Holiday Art Crawl on Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. from 1-6 p.m. each day. The “Crawl” will present the works of numerous local artists beginning at the Gallery on Division, 15B Division St. featuring original paintings, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Whitehouse Wind Symphony, a community band under the direction of Branchburg resident James P. Sheeley, Jr., will present four separate holiday concerts in December at various locations throughout central New Jersey. This year’s program is entitled “A Holiday ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township will kick off the Holiday Season on Friday, Nov.30th with the annual lighting of the Township Christmas Tree. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. and will include train rides (weather permitting) from 6-8 p.m., an ice sculpture demonstration, and a visit from ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Johnny Lombardi, aka "Gemini," is the comedic version of a one-man band. He can do it all – depending on his mood and the audience, Lombardi will kibitz with the crowd, fire off one-liners, dazzle with his magic or bring life to a family of sharp-tongued ventriloquist ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in cooperation with the Somerset County Business Partnership, have announced the winners of the fourth annual “Show us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens” photo contest for residents and county staff, designed to showcase the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police Chief Darren Powell reminds residents to make Halloween safe for their children and offers the following suggestions for parents to pass along to their children: - Wear light colored clothing that’s short enough to prevent tripping, and add reflective tape to the sides, ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – As gifting season approaches, the Arts on Division Gallery on Division will present “The Artisan Holiday Show” beginning Thursday, Nov.1 through Sunday, Dec. 23. The presentation will feature hand made gifts produced by local artists. The Show will offer a variety of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Artist Doug Hoekzema has traveled the world painting bigger-than-life murals on the facades of commercial buildings, hotels, resorts and convention centers, but none perhaps as heartfelt as the three-story mural that emerged over the past four days on the stucco wall of  Redelico's ...

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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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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - To recognize and celebrate the artwork of local students, state Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-16th} will present a free art show featuring their work and introduce the new Roy Freiman Art Scholarship. “Our community is filled with gifted students who have a wealth of artistic ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Norz Hill Farm at 120 South Branch Road is hosting this year's Children’s Halloween Party on Thursday Oct. 25th from 3:30-5:30 p,m. The event is sponsored by the township Parks & Recreation Department. Pre-registration is required. There is a $7 fee. Call (908) 369-4832 ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Canines and their humans have less than one week to put together a four-legged and two-legged costume so that they can join in the annual "Howl-O-Ween" Dog Parade and Costume Contest Saturday, Oct. 27. Sponsored by the Hillsborough Parks and Recreation Department, registration ...

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