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Arts & Entertainment

November 30, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Santa Claus coming to town . . . The Downtown Somerville Alliance will welcome Santa to its annual Holiday Jubilee on Friday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. The DSA has a long list of "to do's" for Santa, including the lighting of the tree on Division Street, horse-drawn carriage rides ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The annual lighting of the Township Christmas Tree at the Municipal Complex on South Branch Road begins the holiday season, Dec. 3, with the 2021 Shabbat Chanukah service and Township Menorah Lighting at Temple Beth-El on Route 206. Tree-lighting festivities begin at 6 p.m.  ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Bodnars Auction two-day online sale Nov. 17 and 18 features 100,000 sports cards from several consignors, a single-owner collection of model trains - with some items over 100 years old - and a collection of choice Beatles collectibles. All bidding is online at ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – In recognition of Veterans Day Nov. 11, the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission, the Office of Veterans Services and Frontline Arts are hosting an exhibit of poignant artwork by New Jersey veterans. The artists use an ancient process of turning fabric, in this case ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - More than 2,000 comic books from a single-owner collection will be sold online by Bodnar's Auctions on Wednesday, Nov. 3, featuring a highly sought-after issue of the 1962 Marvel Comics' Amazing Fantasy No. 15, which introduced the world to Spider-Man. In Spider-Man’s first ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission has announced the winners of the 2021 Excellence in the Arts Awards, including Arts on Division, a Somerville non-profit that promotes artistic endeavors in the heart of the borough's downtown district. The program honors ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Heavy rain Friday night into Saturday has impacted township-sponsored Halloween activities, with the Howl-o-Ween dog parade and costume contest canceled. The event was to have taken place beginning 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Ann Van Middlesworth Park.  The Trunk or Treat ...

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To our Downtown Somerville Community: SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Halloween Spooktacular scheduled for Friday, Oct. 29 has been canceled for due to the impending threat of high winds and rain. However, participating businesses will still be handing out candy for trick-or-treaters that wish to ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - In 2020, Jim Adams, creator of 13 Skeletons, built a Rube Goldberg machine as the theme of his annual Halloween exhibit – and he caught the eye of a foremost expert on the subject. “Jennifer George, the granddaughter of Rube Goldberg, who runs the Rube Goldberg company, heard ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Learn about the haunted Hotel Somerset, the Prohibition era, whiskey bandits, dance legend Ruth St. Denis, the Hall - Mills trial of the century and more during the Haunted Somerville Ghost Tour Saturday night, Oct. 23, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Haunted House Productions will ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Tickets are available for the 7th annual Hillsborough Township Day at Prudential Center in Newark for a 1 p.m. NJ Devils hockey game versus the Boston Bruins Nov. 13. From Friday, Oct. 22 through Monday, Oct. 25 at noon, anyone who purchases two or more tickets for the ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - An extensive collection of European bookplates assembled over 75 years by a northern New Jersey native of Hungary will be sold in an online auction Wednesday, Oct. 20 by Bodnars Auction. The collection of 10,000 bookplates, cataloged in binders, spans 200+ years with many ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - After a year off due to the pandemic, the 100th running of the Far Hills Race Meeting was one for the books on this unseasonably warm October Saturday.  Known popularly as "The Hunt," the annual steeplechase event attracts people from all over the Northeast and raises money to ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - After last year's postponement, the Far Hills Race Meeting, New Jersey's renowned steeplechase event, is back and ringing in its centennial year on Saturday, Oct. 16. In honor of the 100th running, the event will feature exclusive race-day firsts, including purses ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance is searching for the spookiest, most creative and uniquely-decorated car trunks to be included in the Trunk-Or-Treat contest during the Spooktacular event on Friday, Oct.29 from 3-6:30 p.m. Participants have the chance to win one of three awesome ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerville Elks #1068 are hosting their first Flag Day Festival Corn Hole Tournament Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct.16th to promote the annual Flag Day Country Music Festival held in June at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse in Somerville. A fun and patriotic afternoon ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Bright colors, festive music and native dances helped Somerset County celebrate Global Diversity Awareness Month at the third annual Diversity Festival Saturday in Somerville along Grove Street at Veterans Memorial Plaza and on the courthouse lawn across from the County ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - After four months of deep cleaning, scouring, scrubbing, polishing, buffing and fresh paint, the Somerville Exempt Firemen's Museum will reopen to the public this weekend after suffering heavy smoke damage from a structure fire next door. Volunteers have worked hundreds of hours ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - For the next 10 days or so, Betelgeuse will be trapped in the Main Street window of the Chad Fandel art gallery, but on Oct. 15, the obnoxious poltergeist - brought to life in the 1988 movie of the same name by Michael Keaton - will be unleashed to kick off the Downtown Somerville ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Bodnar’s Auctions is having one of its biggest online auctions dedicated to Star Trek and Star Wars action figures on Oct. 7 beginning at 11 a.m. including mint on-the-card action figures from Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. More than 500 vintage Star Wars ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A growing family of Halloween-season scarecrows has moved into the grassy knoll next to the rain garden in front of the Municipal Building where they will roost until Oct. 27th. Though the official opening date isn't until Monday, Oct. 4th, several dozen scarecrows - with more ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Rutgers will welcome graduates of the Classes of 2020 and 2021 back to campuses this fall for a celebration of their success that, like so many other milestones, was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the marquee event, rapper Snoop Dogg will hold a concert for the graduates ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Elvis impersonator Mike Holland, decked out in leisure suit and sequins, pork chop sideburns and tinted eyeglasses will take on the persona of the King of Rock 'n' Roll Saturday night as the closing act in the Downtown Somerville Alliance Summer Stage concert series. Show time ...

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  BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Families are invited to the 1770s Festival on Oct. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Lord Stirling Manor House, located at 96 Lord Stirling Road. Take a trip back to the 18th Century and experience what life was like in the 1770s while enjoying colonial-time ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Rich and Debbie Norz are continuing a Halloween season tradition with the opening of the Norz Hill Farm Fall Festival and Corn Maze on Sunday, Oct. 3 at noon. Located on South Branch Road the Norz family has been farming at this location for 100 years, beginning in 1920. The ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Shawn Lipani has been making the rounds the past few weeks visiting dozens of restaurants in the township to help promote the 2021 Restaurant Week which begins Sept. 28 and lasts through Oct. 3. Restaurateurs will offer specials that promote selections including prix ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Popular New Jersey cover band Ready Set Go! takes the stage Saturday night from 6-9 p.m. on the Division Street pedestrian mall. The free concert is presented by the Downtown Somerville Alliance. Here's a profile of the band taken from their website: "Ready Set Go is an ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- Gallery on Main's Artist of the Month series continues in October with haunting photographs by award-winning, New Jersey-based artist Debra Fedchin. The exhibition features an eclectic and quirky, diverse collection of abandonments, the somewhat unusual, and bucolic countryside ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - Returning after more than a year's interruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Atlantic Visiting Nurse home and hospice organization will host the annual fundraising rummage sale for three days, Oct. 1-3 at the Far Hills Fairgrounds, located at the corner of routes 512 and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – In recognition of Global Diversity Awareness Month in October, Somerset County will host its third annual Diversity Festival, on Saturday, Oct. 9 from noon-4 p.m. in Somerville along Grove Street at Veterans Memorial Plaza and on the courthouse lawn across from the County ...

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