Arts & Entertainment

September 29, 2020

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Prince fans in the Union County area can enjoy classic hits from the late icon with a highly-regarded tribute act. The “Purple Madness” tribute band featuring Bobby Miller will bring forth the “Prince Experience” at a drive-in concert on Saturday, October 10 at Cedar Brook Park in ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ —B Street Band, the ever popular Bruce Springsteen tribute band, played a free “drive-in concert” at the Union County VoTech campus on Raritan Road in Scotch Plains on Sunday evening that had attendees honking in the dark. Emcee Brian Remo encouraged the audience to honk their ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ –  As summer comes to an end Backyard Heroes Fireworks is offering a new special to celebrate the upcoming holidays and just in time for Labor Day Weekend. With any purchase of $50 or more, all customers will receive a free firework. Also, excluding assortments everything is buy ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ- Bob Laurie, who moved to Kenilworth in 1996 after marrying his wife Jean Harris has written an action-packed inspirational thriller. Four years in the making A Deadly Miracle is set to hit all major book outlets on September 30, 2020. The synopsis is:   Eighteen-year-old Jace ...

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A coalition of funders has established the New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund (NJACRF) to help ensure the survival of the state’s cultural sector that has faced economic devastation from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Fund has so far raised more than $1.6 million, including a lead matching ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – The Harding Elementary PTO and first-grade teacher Leslie Bedford are thrilled to bring a book vending machine to the school and looking for student artists to help design it. Mrs. Bedford coordinated the project, and the PTO is sponsoring it. “It will take about twelve weeks for ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Actor Artie Pasquale has officially joined the cast of “K-TOWN” as Angelo Balducci. Throughout his career, Pasquale has performed in over 45 films. He is best known for his recurring role in the HBO TV show The Sopranos as Burt Gervasi. Writer and producer Billy Hartmann stated ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - “The City Behind Us: The Story of the Elmora Troopers” was named Best New Jersey Film at the Monmouth Film Festival virtual awards ceremony on August 16. Comedian and native New Jerseyan Mike Marino hosted the awards ceremony, which was broadcasted on the Monmouth Festival’s ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The David Brearley High School Class of 2023 PTO-PG is looking for crafters and vendors for their event to take place Saturday, October 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $25 for a 10 × 10 space. If you or anyone you know is interested please contact Jennifer Wetzel on ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Numerous families came out to participate in the first annual Duck Hunt searching for rubber ducks all around town, and the event was a success. Not everyone who went on the hunt turned in their sheets, but out of the 50 who did, there were 25 winners. The winners were chosen ...

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In the run up to Saturday night’s Christopher Jackson: Live from the West Side, Jackson held a livestreaming press conference from his Westchester County home yesterday with journalists from the markets which hold the 17 regional theaters and community centers benefiting from this upcoming ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Inspiring Teens is a magazine that focuses on students who are leaders and making a difference in their communities. Every year there is a competition for one teenager to compete to be on the front cover and receive a scholarship. Teens from all across the country are nominated, ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The 2020 Summer Duck Hunt has kicked off to a great start.  Organized by first-grade teacher Stacie Holzinger, other members of the community who also participated to create this event were Pat and Kristin Boyle, Jemia Singleton, and Jenn and Mike Koleserich. Prizes were ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — People walking around Downtown Westfield are taking notice of large fiberglass butterflies installed in recent days — part of a public art project celebrating the town’s 300th anniversary. The project spearheaded by the town’s recently formed Public Arts Commission features ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) has announced who the inductees are for the incoming Class of 2019-2020 – a "Who's Who" of some of the Garden State’s best and brightest. Among them are Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, two-time Super Bowl Champion Eli Manning, ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – Stacie Holzinger, a Kenilworth resident, and first-grade teacher in Long Hill who started the Kids Art Walk, Loaning Library, Shamrock Search, and many more activities around town, has come up with another idea for the children of Kenilworth. Sunday, August 9, through Tuesday, ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ- Virtual Magic was recently hosted by the Kenilworth Public Library and presented by worldwide magician Anthony Salazar. The show also used recycling materials to educate and entertain both children and their families. The 45-minute program was a great success. Salazar started ...

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KENILWORTH - NJ - The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting virtual events the week of July 27, through July 31. Please see the following schedule and message from the library.  WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE KENILWORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY THIS WEEK? The virtual 2020 Summer Reading Club has lots of ...

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NEW JERSEY - July 27th is National New Jersey Day. Today we're going to find out what's unique about the Garden State, and maybe settle some serious issues. New Jersey was the third state to ratify the Constitution of the United States of America, the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Backyard Heroes Fireworks is offering a special weekend sale Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that everything is buy one, get one 50% off the entire store. This excludes assortments.   The premier consumer fireworks retailer offers the largest selection of consumer fireworks in New ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - “K-Town,” a modern-day Sopranos TV series, has added two locations to the exclusive Kenilworth only filming list.  Italian fine dining restaurant La Campagnola located on South 31st Street and the all-new Angelo's Steakhouse which is set to open soon on North 10th Street. Both ...

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KENILWORTH - NJ - The Kenilworth Public Library will be hosting virtual events the week of July 13, through July 17th. Please see the following schedule and message from the library.  The virtual 2020 Summer Reading Club has lots of exciting programs and Live Zoom events for all ages. To ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Hollywood actors set to appear in the TV series “K-Town” have plans to come to Kenilworth next weekend for some PR work. Pat Boyle who is the recreation director and owner of Pat Boyle Portraits will be taking photos at various locations around town.  The cast includes Tom ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the latest message from the Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad.  Due to the ongoing pandemic, social distancing restrictions, and the amount of manpower necessary to run a safe carnival, we’ve decided it’s best to cancel this year’s carnival. The carnival is ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Backyard Heroes Fireworks was recently featured in the New York Times for the firework display that was donated to Union High School to celebrate the senior athletes.  The premier consumer fireworks retailer is currently in its second season in business and offers the largest ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Governor Murphy announced at his press briefing Wednesday, July, 1 that playgrounds were set to reopen on Thursday, July 2.  Mayor Linda Karlovitch commented, “I hope everyone enjoys the parks. Please practice self-care by wearing masks and keeping your hands clean. Social ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Resident Billy Hartmann, who is the writer, producer, and one of the main actors in the mob series “K-Town” will be going live today on Facebook with two of the cast members from Los Angeles. Hartmann and his crew will be filming from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. He will not divulge who he ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Library is hosting many events this week. Please see the list below if you and your children would like to participate.  WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE KENILWORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY THIS WEEK? The virtual 2020 Summer Reading Club begins on Monday, June 29th! Lots of ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see this message from the Kenilworth Public Library. Scheduled curbside pickup begins Monday, June 29th Monday-Friday 10:30 am-12:30 pm and 2:30-4:30 pm. If arriving by vehicle, please remain in your car and call the library to inform us you are on the library's premises.

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The Borough of Kenilworth announced due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Fourth of July Firework Display has been canceled.  Ground-based sparkling devices and novelties are now legal in New Jersey. Please see the above photo for proper guidelines.   

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