Arts & Entertainment

May 22, 2020

UPDATE: More than 700 requests tp hear a selection of patriotic songs recorded by Lend-A-Voice, a group of Hillsborough teens, have been received since the link was posted. Original story below, with link to the video. Forward this story to members of the military, active and retired as a tribute ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The venerable summer Cruise Nights, a Friday night tradition on Main Street for 30 years, has been canceled for 2020, a victim of social distancing and concerns over crowd control during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Tuesday's announcement by the Downtown Somerville Alliance comes ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Central New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th, has announced the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for high school students in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots hosted an Opening Day At Home event to virtually entertain fans who were not able to celebrate at TD Bank Ballpark on Friday, May 1st. Opening Day At Home was a day-long event that engaged fans on all the team’s social media platforms, mainly focused on ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Some of the Garden State's most famous sons and daughters -- including Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Jon Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny DeVito, Chris Rock, Kelly Ripa, Tony Bennett, and Saquon Barkley -- are lending their support for the Jersey 4 Jersey fundraiser today at 7 p.m.

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EDISON, NJ - :Like so many businesses caught in the grip of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Bodnar's Auctions has been forced to readjust and adapt to the circumstances. There will be an auction tomorrow, as scheduled, but things will be a bit different. For good reason. Bodnar's has ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, - Concerns over the potential spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and government restrictions on large gatherings of people have forced the Rotary Club of Hillsborough to cancel its annual Easter Egg Hunt, which was scheduled for Saturday, April 4, at the Youth Athletic Complex on ...

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Editor's Note: This is an update to a TAPinto story posted Wednesday night: SOMERVILLE, NJ - The sponsors of the annual St. Patrick's Parade down Main Street agreed Thursday morning to cancel this year's event because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), citing concerns for the safety of spectators ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Three contestants from Hillsborough made the final cut in the open auditions held Saturday at Bridgewater Commons Mall to perform the Star-Spangled Banner at TD Bank Ballpark this summer prior to the start of Somerset Patriots baseball games. More than 80 vocalists and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Dozens of performers dazzled the judges at Bridgewater Commons Saturday afternoon with their renditions of Broadway show stoppers, pop tunes, country songs and classic rock, hoping to outdo the competition for the opportunity to sing the National Anthem this summer at TD Bank ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Gallery on Main’s "Artist of the Month" series continues with an exhibition of photography by Metuchen artist Imma Barrera on view now through March 31st. A free opening reception hosted by the artist will be held at the gallery on Saturday, March 7th, from 5-7 p.m. Refreshments ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Division have selected the winners for this year’s fifth annual photo contest “Show Us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens.”  Residents submitted photos that highlighted the beauty ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Leonard J. Buck Garden began celebrating the coming of Spring Tuesday with the opening of its annual “Art & Photography Exhibit” focusing on the beauty of the diverse moods and seasons of Leonard J. Buck Garden. The exhibit is presented in ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - From star shows specifically geared for children, to programs focusing on the wonders of the universe, to laser concerts featuring music by the Grateful Dead and top female artists - the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium offers a wide range of entertainment in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Bundle up with that special someone for a romantic horse & carriage ride down Main Street Friday night, the perfect complement to a romantic Valentine's dinner in the downtown restaurant and shopping district. There are two staging areas: the entrance to the Giardina Walkway ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - The public is invited to attend a variety of programs at Raritan Valley Community College in honor of Black History Month. Unless noted below, the following programs are being presented free of charge to the community: “Passion and Soul: The Legacy of Blues Music in American ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Continuing a tradition in the Northeast United States begun centuries ago by native Americans and colonists, the Somerset County Park Commission invites children and adults to a 90-minute program to witness how maple trees are tapped, learn about sap collecting methods from the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters will celebrate their 20th anniversary as a 4-H club and the only O guage 4-H club in New Jersey. Their annual Winter Train show will be held at the Ted Blum 4-H Center, 310 Milltown Road on Jan. 25th and 26th, from 10 a,m,-5 p.m. both ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Nature Through a Child's Eye, the 28th annual exhibit of children's art with an environmental theme, will be on display at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center (EEC) at 190 Lord Stirling Road through Sunday, Feb. 2. The EEC is open every day ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College is offering several works for children and their parents in February, including a show focusing on activist Rosa Parks and a stage version of the beloved classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The productions, part of the Theatre’s ...

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EDISON, NJ - Bodnar’s Auction Sales will host its first sale of 2020 on Jan. 4th, with items from several local estates including prized George Nakashima furniture and Lalique decorative glass, all sold to the highest bidder with no reserve prices. The Nakashima pieces come from a Metuchen  ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Central Jersey Twelfth Night Boar’s Head Festival will take place on Sunday, Jan. 5th at 4 .p.m at United Reformed Church; 100 West Main St. All are welcome to come and revel in the celebration of the Twelve Days of Christmas, as they did in Elizabethan times.      The ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - “I’ve cried in pretty much every Cup we’ve won,” Tiger Woods told Golfweek on the heels of winning the Presidents Cup in Australia last week, adding,“I’ve been doing this a long time. Any time you have moments where you’re able to do something that is bigger than us as an ...

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EDISON, NJ -  Here's an alternative to shopping at the mall, buying online or flipping through the pages of a store catalog. Bodnar's Auctions will be selling thousands of items, perfect holiday gifts, everything from antique furniture to duck decoys, fishing reels, vintage cookie jars, kitchen ...

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BRIDGEWATER. NJ - On Sunday, Dec. 15th, the Raritan Valley Symphonic Band will present its annual holiday concert “Reflections” at Bridgewater-Raritan High School. 600 Garretson Road at 3  p.m. Admission to the concert is free. Artistic Director Dr. Christopher G. Sumner designed the program ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - The Arts & Design department at Raritan Valley Community College will present its annual Holiday Art Show and Sale, Dec. 9-13. in the Art Gallery on the lower level of the College Center. Gallery hours for the show and sale are Dec.9-12, noon-8 p.m.; and Dec. 13, noon-6 ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township electrician Gus Windescher stood inside a cherry-picker bucket attaching a Welcome banner to a light post at the entrance to the municipal complex Thursday, finishing off a list of "to do" items for Friday night's annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The grounds ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Cyber Monday is almost 250 years distant from Gen. George Washington's 1778-79 Middlebrook Encampment in central New Jersey, but the Somerset County Historical Society has a proprietary connection between the two.  Online registration opens on Cyber Monday for the SCHS  "Dance ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College’s Arts & Design department will present DanceWorks, an evening of student and faculty dance, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5 and 6, at 8 p.m. The event will be held in the Edward Nash Theatre. The concert is being produced by Loretta Fois, Director ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Gallery on Main's "Artist of the Month" exhibition for December features paintings by Hackettstown artist Melissa Silvestri. Admission is free, and Silvestri’s works are available for purchase.  Meet the artist at a free opening reception on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 5-7 ...

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