Arts & Entertainment

July 28, 2021

SAYREVILLE, NJ —Jon Bon Jovi gives a rest area a good name. Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority is renaming the Cheesequake service area, at Exit 124, after the famous Sayreville rocker, as part of a statewide effort to name service areas on the Garden State ...

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Check Out the Library’s Garden Program Children 5-12 are invited to the New Brunswick Public Library garden (located between the library and the Henry Guest House) to listen to garden stories and help grow vegetables in the garden. We will meet Mondays at 10 a.m. through Aug. 9. For more ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - After a pandemic hiatus, the Middlesex County Fair returns to its home at the County Fairgrounds on Cranbury Road in East Brunswick starting Monday, Aug. 2 and continuing through Sunday, Aug. 8. Fireworks will light the sky on opening night, Monday, Aug. 2. The fair ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city’s premier performing, visual and culinary arts festival is returning next month. The 11th annual Hub City Sounds series presented by New Brunswick Cultural Center/Arts New Brunswick will run Aug. 7 through Oct. 31. The free family-friendly series will take place ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - With the Fourth of July weekend just days away, it's time to plan out all the Independence Day fun in Milltown. The borough's annual Fourth of July celebration is back with a bang this year with a full schedule of events starting with the Fishing Derby. Here's the line-up for this ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Summer Stage Concert Series continues on the Division Street pedestrian mall Saturday, June 26, with a return performance by the hard-driving cover band Mail Order Bride. MOB, a four-piece cover band from Freehold, opened the 2020 concert series. Featuring two guitarists, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — State Theatre New Jersey announces its 2021-22 Reopening Broadway Season, featuring 10 shows in a fully renovated theater including brand-new theater seats. The 2021-22 Season will feature Tony Award-winning hits, Broadway fan favorites, and some State Theatre debuts. Season ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - After a year’s hiatus due to COVID restrictions, the annual Rotary Fair and Business Expo will once again transform the Hillsborough Promenade fairgrounds at 315 Route 206 into a classic carnival with a colorful midway, over 20 amusement rides, games of chance, fireworks, food ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Nick Grisi is back at the Milltown home he shares with longtime girlfriend Stef Andara and their kitties Po and Mantis after completing the cross-country bike ride of a lifetime. Grisi peddled 5,000 plus miles to ride from the West Coast to Florida to New England. The first part of ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Remember how fun field trips were as a child? Now, you can have family field trips with the entire family or a group of friends to explore the great outdoors in Mercer County. The Family Field Trip programs, now in their second year, were created to keep families safely ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A new vision for Crossroads Theatre Company titled Crossroads Festival Theatre is opening the 2021-2022 season of the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC), Crossroads has announced. Crossroads Festival Theatre consists of two installments: the Fall Festival running ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – One hundred and fifty-five years passed from the day the enslaved people of Galveston, Texas, were informed of the Emancipation Proclamation to the day last September when New Jersey declared Juneteenth an official holiday. In recognition of Juneteenth’s new status as a state ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The borough's annual Fourth of July festivities are a staple for many Middlesex County residents and other New Jersey families. The coronavirus pandemic moved some events virtual last summer while others like the parade, Firecracker 5K, and fireworks were canceled. This year ...

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  NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The next exciting chapter is about to be written in the lives of Kaila Boulware and Raymond Cheley Sykes, two booklovers who fell in love as students at Rutgers. Now married and raising Truth, their smiling 1-year-old son, the couple is getting ready to open Hidden Gems ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In an amazing sign of expected recovery from the COVID-19, the Middlesex County Fair will return to the County Fairgrounds — 655 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick — from Aug. 2 to  Aug. 8, 2021. Additional details regarding modified experiences and pandemic compliance will be ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Civic Center Drive) continues its Holocaust Remembrance Program series with "Jewish Responses to the Shoah." This online lecture will be held on Tuesday, May 25, at 7:00 pm.   Dr. Glenn Dynner, Professor of Religion at Sarah Lawrence ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance has released the 2021 Summer Stage outdoor Concert series schedule featuring several bands that performed during last year's pandemic, as well as six new bands that specialize in blues, classic rock, folk, country - even an Elvis ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A sense of normalcy is returning to the streets of Downtown Somerville. Two signature events are set to kick off Memorial Day weekend, the Friday night Cruisers and on Saturday night, the Summer Stage concert series. Hundreds of exotic, vintage, hot rod and classic ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – From eloquent elegies to flowing free verse, several celebrations are planned to mark National Poetry Month in and around New Brunswick. Here are the events taking place: New Brunswick Free Public Library The New Brunswick Free Public Library and the Raritan Valley ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Crossroads Theatre Company, which has been dedicated to creating and producing work that tells the stories of African Americans for 42 years, will celebrate the late Cicely Tyson during its annual fundraising gala. A Night with Crossroads to be held on Thursday, May 20 at 7 ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - This Thursday, Middlesex County officials got to meet Chris Meloni and some Law and Order: Organized Crime crew members as they set up to film at the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Training Center in Edison. Filming gave some locals a behind-the-scenes look at the ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ- The Arts Institute of Middlesex County is presenting, promoting, and supporting a multitude of arts and culture events, exhibitions, and shows throughout the month of March. The month is packed with exciting programming primarily centered around Women’s History Month. While ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Grammy-award winning jazz pianist and Milltown native David Kikoski is performing at a release party for his latest CD, "Sure Thing" at Tavern on George on Thursday, Febr. 25 from 7  to 10 p.m. with a special show featuring bassist Boris Kozlov. Kikoski and Kozlov are both ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A recently-curated collection of Magic the Gathering vintage cards, one of which is valued between $20,000 and $40,000 will be sold in an online auction by Bodnar's Auction on Feb. 18 beginning at 11 a.m. All 300 cards to be sold are from the highly-desired inaugural Alpha ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Drums and steel pans set the beat for a festive night at East Brunswick’s first Black History Month variety showcase of art, food, song, dance, and spoken word. Organized by the EB Human Relations Council and Mayor Brad Cohen in alliance with the New Brunswick Area NAACP and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The show must go on at George Street Playhouse – even in the midst of the lingering COVID-19 pandemic. The theater that has been producing world-class shows for nearly half a century will be launching its 2021 streaming season with “Bad Dates,” a romantic comedy by ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ - The sound of bagpipes and marching bands, the glimpse of festive floats and the sight of thousands of people lining city curbs and sidewalks will be missing from South Amboy the third Sunday of March.  The South Amboy Parade Committee had to postpone its St. Patrick’s Day ...

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SPARTA, NJ – History is being made in Sparta as seven girls earn the rank of Eagle Scout in Scout Troop 1150.  The girls are among the first in Scouts BSA who are eligible for the rank.  Scouts BSA opened their program to girls in 2018 and set Feb 2021 as the first date they are eligible to become ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Downtown Somerville Alliance will unveil a 75-foot Black History Month walk-through exhibit on Division Street next week. The exhibit – a tribute to Black Innovation – will be on display through March 5th. “Black history is American history,” said Natalie Pineiro, ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - It's a very quiet Groundhog Day in the borough with a thick blanket of snow covering Milltown and much of the Garden State on February 2. Middlesex County's favorite groundhog, Milltown Mel is in quarantine, but he sent a message out through his social media pages telling his ...

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