Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State in the 1950s

Mid-Century New Jersey – The Garden State in the 1950s is a dynamic, new exhibit.

The postwar boom led to an atom-powered future of gleaming appliances and fast cars!

The influence of 50’s culture is still going strong today, with many roots in New Jersey.

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  2. artsandhistory@co.middlesex.nj.us
Sun, January 19
12:00 pm — 4:00 am
Add to My Calendar 01/19/2020 12:00pm 01/20/2020 4:00am America/New_York Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State in the 1950s

Mid-Century New Jersey – The Garden State in the 1950s is a dynamic, new exhibit.

The postwar boom led to an atom-powered future of gleaming appliances and fast cars!

The influence of 50’s culture is still going strong today, with many roots in New Jersey.

1225 River Road Piscataway, NJ 08854

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1225 River Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

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The Jaffe Briefing - February 14, 2020

 

NEWARK - Need a last-minute Valentine's Day getaway? Want it absolutely free? All you have to do is show up at Terminal B of Newark Liberty International Airport at 2 p.m. today with your beloved, dressed in a tuxedo and/or a wedding dress, and you could be whisked off to Lisbon, Portugal for three glorious nights. TAP Air Portugal announced this week that it is ...

The Jaffe Briefing - February 13, 2020

KEARNY – It’s a bad day for Gen. Philip Kearny. Sure, he was killed in action during the Civil War, but today’s headlines would certainly prove upsetting. His statue has been proudly displayed in the U.S. Capitol for 132 years and now some New Jersey lawmakers think that’s plenty of time to honor a major general who fought in four wars and died on the battlefield in ...

The Jaffe Briefing - February 12, 2020

HAMILTON – So much for perfect attendance. The little kiddies at Yardville Elementary School who showed up every school day in January enjoyed a little “attenDance” last Wednesday – until angry parents messed up the whole thing. Maybe there will be no more little celebrations, as parents with kids who had a sick day blasted the school on social media, NJ ...

The Jaffe Briefing - February 11, 2020

STATEWIDE – It seems every politician – living or dead – is taking credit these days for the very low unemployment rate, around 3.5% in New Jersey. But there is another edge to this sword: trying to find available people to serve as poll workers on primary day on June 2. Even though the election is five months from now, Middlesex County dashed out a press release yesterday ...

The Jaffe Briefing - February 10, 2020

BEDMINSTER – It’s the story everyone already knows: the Trump family is making a fortune off this presidency gig. But, in our new world of trials without witnesses, it just doesn’t matter. The Washington Post is reporting how Trump is charging the U.S. taxpayers a king’s ransom for Secret Service to stay on his properties. He charged $17,000 a month for the Secret ...

The Jaffe Briefing - February 7, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK – First groundhogs in Milltown. Now salamanders in East Brunswick. Local officials closed off Beekman Road last night so local salamanders can make their annual migratory trek to the vernal pools nearby. Over the next few months, township officials will be closing Beekman Road from 6 pm to 6 am for this annual migration. The road closures are the decision of ...

New Stuffed Burger Restaurant in Springfield Promises ‘Super’ Experience

February 17, 2020

This article first appeared in TAPinto Springfield.

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — On Presidents Day, Feb. 17, Super Stuffed Burgers celebrates its grand opening in Springfield. We got a sneak peak Friday afternoon when co-owners Rob Grunauer and Rey Perez spoke about their new venture.

“I am a comic book enthusiast/collector,” Grunauer said. “So the love of comics, ...

James Dickson Carr Lecture to Feature Khalil Gibran Muhammad

February 14, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Khalil Gibran Muhammad, an award-winning author whose books have explored the link between race and crime in the United States, will be the keynote speaker at the annual James Dickson Carr Lecture on Feb. 20.

The lecture, which is named for the first African American graduate at Rutgers University, will run 6:30-8 p.m. at the Multipurpose Room in the Busch Student Center at ...

Rutgers Researches Celebrate Their Chemistry on Valentine's Day

NEW BRUNSWICK — This Valentine’s Day, Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello and Martin Blaser will likely be at home doing what they do most nights.

She’ll make the soup. He’ll put together the salad. They’ll spend time on their laptops, writing and editing research papers, thinking about their most recent discoveries and feeling lucky that they found each ...

Former Rutgers Union President Sentenced to Prison For Stealing $176K

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former president and treasurer of a labor union at Rutgers University was sentenced today to serve four years in prison for stealing $176,000.

Shelby Hyman, 52, of Franklin Township, has been ordered by Superior Court Judge Benjamin Bucca Jr. to pay restitution in the amount of $176,0000 which she stole from AFSCME Local 176 between 2012 and 2018, according to a press ...

Sayreville Pedestrian Struck and Killed Thursday

February 14, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are investigating an incident Thursday in which a pedestrian was struck and killed in Sayreville on Thursday.

The man, whose identity has not been verified, was pronounced dead at the scene at about 8 p.m., according to a press release from Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police ...

Governor Murphy Holds Town Hall in Maplewood

February 3, 2020

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy paid a visit to Maplewood on Jan. 29, for a Town Hall focused on “building a stronger and fairer New Jersey together,” as the promotional materials said.

The event at The Woodland was filled to capacity, with people standing along the walls for lack of seats. The atmosphere was festive, and many times Murphy’s speech was ...

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Music and Merriment to Support "Rebuilding Warriors - One Dog at a Time" at the Elks

January 23, 2020

Greetings, Friends,  

 

On Saturday January 25, East Brunswick Elks along with "Rebuilding Warriors One Dog At A Time" will be hosting their annual Salute To Our Veterans. (Snow Date will be Saturday February 1 ) The event time is from 7:00 to 11:00   ( See Cool Looking Flyer Attached )  

 

Rebuilding Warriors One Dog At A Time is an ...

Wellspring to Offer “Family Night Out” Program in Highland Park

February 13, 2020

A Family Night Out program will be offered to parents, caregivers and youths ages 10-14 starting March 3rd at the Highland Park Community Center located at 220 South Sixth Avenue in Highland Park.

Family Night Out is a seven-session program that works with children ages 10 to 14 and their families to address teen behavioral problems and issues of substance abuse.

The evening starts with a ...

The Ancient History of Valentine's Day

February 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history.

There are many legends about who St. Valentine was. One story dates from the third century A.D. Apparently, Emperor Claudius II of Rome ...

Cedar Grove Ambulance & Rescue Squad: Great Way to Volunteer and Help the Community

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Ambulance & Rescue Squad is seeking new volunteers to become members of their team, especially young people and students. 

“I can’t think of anything that’s more important than what we do,” said Alan Chadrjian, an EMT and Driver with the Rescue Squad. “This is a place where you can meet people, and learn things that will ...

Small Business Spotlight: Maplewood, NJ’s Oldest Business Shares the Lessons of their Longevity

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Maplewood’s oldest business, Woolley Home Solutions, spoke with TAPintoTV about their long history in town and how they've been able to maintain their success for 95 years. 

“It’s a lot to live up to,” said Norman E. Woolley. “It’s important to support the town that’s allowed you to thrive and be able to be successful for that ...

Free Concert Showcases Award-Winning Vocalists at 2020 Jersey Harmony Explosion

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- On Saturday, February 8, world-class a cappella and barbershop singers will be performing at a free concert at the annual Jersey Harmony Explosion festival at James Caldwell High School in West Caldwell, NJ. 

Jersey Harmony Explosion brings student singers together with professional quartets for a day of community, collaboration and celebration. “It’s all ...

New York Times Film Critic A.O. Scott Shares Top Film Picks with Steve Adubato

NEW JERSEY -- The New York Times’ Chief Film Critic, A.O. Scott, appeared recently on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to share some of his picks for top films of the past decade as well as the past year. 

Fellow New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis and Scott compiled their list of the “Most Influential Films of the Decade” at the end of last year based upon ...

“Celebrate the Underdog” Film Festival Screens 2020 Oscar Shorts in Montclair, NJ

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- On Saturday, February 8, all of the short films nominated for the Oscars this year will be shown at Buzz Aldrin Middle School in Montclair, NJ. The “Celebrate the Underdog” Film Festival will showcase all 15 shorts nominated in the Live Action, Animated and Documentary categories just ahead of the Academy Awards broadcast, which airs on Sunday, February ...