Arts & Entertainment

September 21, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — The four-day Westfield International Film Festival kicked off Thursday evening at the James Ward Mansion downtown. Attendees enjoyed cocktails and appetizers provided by Westfield vendors before sitting down to view the first series of short film screenings. “I think it’s ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A warm, sunny Sunday afternoon brought a large crowd to New Providence’s First Carrot Cake Off held outdoors at Luminous Salon and Spa at 592 Central Ave. Ten contestants signed up to participate in the carrot cake contest.  Each contestant baked and displayed a carrot cake for ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Despite the seemingly endless on again off again week long rain showers, Saturday proved to be perfect garage sailing weather in Mountainside. Nearly 60 homes participated in this year's town wide tag sale, sponsored by the Mountainside Newcomers.  The annual event was well ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -- Actor Garry Pastore portrays NYPD Detective John Belson in the new film Sarah Q, directed by John Gallagher. Sarah Q will make its World Premiere at The Golden Door International Film Festival in Jersey City during the weekend of September 21. This film is the third collaboration ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Mark your calendars for the Mountainside Town Wide Garage Sale on September 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a rain date of September 16. Maps are available the day of the event at the Mountainside Library at 1 Constitution Plaza in Mountainside or on Facebook (Search ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Nature has inspired some of the world’s most famous artists of all backgrounds, from Claude Monet and Winslow Homer to John Singer Sargent. Some of their best-known paintings try to capture the beauty and power of nature. Debora Thedinga, a painter based in Berkeley Heights, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The winners of the 2017 TAPinto Summer Concert Photo Contest are the Greco Family and Gov. Livingston teachers Lisa Dhaibar, Staci Toporek, Renee Murillo and Debora Thedinga. Contest sponsors are Dr. Patrick Smith of Smith Chiropractic, Goodman's Deli and Restaurant and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Food, fireworks, rides, friends and great music draw the crowds to the annual Mt. Carmel Feast. Sunday evening the family friendly fireworks display capped off an evening of fun for those who brought the kids to the fair. This was  a smaller display than will the one ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. – It’s time again for the annual Mt. Carmel Feast, a four-day festival full of food, music, games, rides, fireworks, and other family fun, located at Mt. Carmel Field in Berkeley Heights. The fairgrounds will be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 13 through ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield residents looking for a way to spend their summer nights will have a returning musical option over the next few months. Now in its fifth year, the Springfield business Improvement District (BID) Concert series kicks off on Thursday July 12 with bi-weekly performances ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ —  The Westfield Community Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Thomas Connors, held its annual free Independence Day Concert in Mindowaskin Park Thursday night.  The band was joined by members of the Westfield Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and Daughters of the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A little pride was created in Berkeley Heights when Chris Tribuna, of Balloon Design Studio, took over the basement of Sadal Wine Cellar on Springfield Avenue to stage the creation of a sea of rainbow colored balloons for the NYC Pride March on Sunday. Tribuna, literally, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra kicks off Union County’s 57th annual Summer Arts Festival series of free outdoor concerts sponsored by the Freeholder Board with an evening of Broadway favorites, beloved opera overtures and more on Friday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Echo Lake ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra kicks off Union County’s 57th annual Summer Arts Festival series of free outdoor concerts sponsored by the Freeholder Board with an evening of Broadway favorites, beloved opera overtures and more at 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 22, at Echo Lake Park ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) recognized 15 graduating seniors on Monday evening for Senior Night at the Performing Arts School (PAS) located at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights. Eight students performed for the event: Katherine Buchan of Summit, who has ...

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“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” Audrey Hepburn MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Six gracious Mountainside homeowners welcomed visitors into their backyards on Saturday to saunter among hydrangea, oleander, hibiscus, roses, succulents and so much more.  The biennial Tour of Mountainside’s ...

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EDISON, NJ –Auctioneer Joe Bodnar recalls an interview several years ago with a writer for a national antiques magazine in which he was asked ‘What are the antiques/collectibles of the future?’ Without hesitating, Bodnar answered  ‘Computers,’ he recalls. “Commodore 64, IBM, Apple,’ and he also ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – On Tuesday, April 10, Win Miller, his wife Emma, and one of their daughters, Wendy Miller, spoke to the members and guests of The Mountainside Active Retirees (MAR). The title of their presentation was “Growing up in the Deserted Village.” Both Mr. Miller and Wendy spoke.

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Skies brightened with each passing moment on Monday afternoon, as Mountainside recognized fallen soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. Hundreds of residents, ages one to 101 gathered together on Constitution Plaza at the newly dedicated Veterans Memorial ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Suite Surrender, Governor Livingston High School’s fall drama received nominations for six Montclair State University Theatre Awards. Equally as exciting, the production won Outstanding Achievement in Stage Crew during the awards ceremony on May 14. The comedy was ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ —  The New Jersey Festival Orchestra presented its season finale,  In London Town, at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield Saturday night. It was auspicious timing, as the royal wedding had taken place in England just that morning. “We were so happy when Prince Harry and his bride ...

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WESTFIELD — Despite rainy weather, participants showed up by the carload to visit some of Westfield’s most distinctive properties featured on this year’s Tour of Notable Homes, presented by the Friends of the New Jersey Festival Orchestra, on Saturday. “It’s a much better turnout despite the ...

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WESTFIELD – This year’s Tour of Notable Homes is this Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This longtime Westfield tradition is presented by the Friends of the New Jersey Festival Orchestra and highlights some of the area’s diverse architecture and eclectic home design. “This year we present ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Heather Hoffman, owner of Luminous MedSpa Salon in New Providence welcomed Teresa Giudice, of The Real Housewives of New Jersey to sign copies of her latest book, Standing Strong, all to raise money for her Reborn Foundation.  Giudice, the veteran cast member and ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Every year the Governor Livingston High School Guitar Club takes a "Road Trip." This year was no exception. As April came to an end Guitar Club members headed to Famous Dave's on Route 22 East in Mountainside to perform for family, friends and anyone else who happened to drop ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -- The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra will bring concertgoers back to a simpler time with their concert, “The Spirit of 1850,” on Sunday, May 6th at the Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School.  The performance will begin at 3:00 pm, and will feature performances from all three of ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Luminous MedSpa & Salon is proud to host Teresa Giudice of RHONJ (Real Housewives of NJ) for a special book signing event 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, May 7.  All the proceeds from books purchased that evening will go to the Luminous ReBorn Foundation whose mission is to ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Looking for some books to take to the beach this summer, or mysteries, collectible books, children's books, history books, biographies or virtually any other type of book on the market? Come to the Summit College Club Book Sale between now, Thursday, April 26, and Sunday, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Summit College Club Book Sale will be held from Tuesday, April 24 - Friday, April 29, at the American Legion, 357 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. Proceeds from the sale are used to fund college scholarships for deserving young women in local high schools. The sale will ...

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