Arts & Entertainment

May 8, 2021

Have you always wondered how Mother's Day got started?  It seems as though Mother's Day should have been the first-ever holiday, no? Watch this short video and get the real story.  Happy Mom's Day!

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Linda  Raedisch, New Providence resident author/contributor at Llewellyn Books, will be hosting the May Race Unity devotional and dialogue as she talks to Christina Grigore, as a transatlantic echo of the complex and painful legacies brought forth by people of color we focus this month's ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — After weeks of virtual rehearsals, followed by more in-person rehearsals, the curtain rose last weekend on The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The New Providence High School Spring Musical opened last weekend and there will be three more performances of the musical ...

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Join the fun at the New Providence Memorial Library in May with programs, events and activities for all ages. Scroll below to see dates, details and how to register. ALL YEAR LONG - CELEBRATE THE NP LIBRARY’S 100th ANNIVERSARY! The New Providence Memorial Library is celebrating its 100th ...

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Tonight is the opening night for New Providence High School Drama Department’s rendition of the musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!  Six one-dimensional, but exceedingly offbeat middle schoolers - William Barfee (Scott Regan), Olive Ostrovsky (Alex Skotarczak), Chip Tolertino ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Tickets are now on sale for New Providence High School Drama Department’s rendition of the musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee… filled with quirky characters played by equally unique high school students.  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a ...

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One hundred years of history is being celebrated and shared by the New Providence Memorial Library during their year-long Centennial Celebration. The Library was founded in 1921 with the library’s location moving from a private home on Pleasantview Ave, to two different storefronts on Springfield ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Saturday was a very busy day for local author Cindy Gelormini — from 11 to 2 p.m. she signed copies of her three “Robbie’s World” books at Linda’s Creative Gifts, then took a break before heading to Paolo’s Kitchen to sign books from 3 to 6 p.m. Earlier in the month she was ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- "I totally forgot I submitted. I was in shock when I won!" Scotch Plains-based author Robert Constant's marketing plan for his latest children's book was derailed by COVID, but a recent award is giving his book new life.  Hello Grandma!, Constant's second children book ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Get a sneak peek of the Berkeley Heights Public Library's new space at 29 Park Avenue. "While finishing touches are still being completed, we wanted to share a preview of the new BHPL," said the Berkeley Heights Public Library Board. The photos show sections of the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Recreation Department hosted an outdoor storytime and crafts for the community on Tuesday, April 6 at Centenial Park Pavilion. It was a beautiful day for families to safely attend an outdoor event and listen to the stories written and illustrated by local ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Local author and artist Cindy Gelormini was featured on NBC's Today show on Friday, April 2 to discuss her children's book trilogy released in time to kick off Autism Awareness Month. One in 54 children in the US is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, said Hoda Kotb, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - This was our second year of not holding our Annual Easter Egg Hunt because of the Covid restrictions. “We came up with the next best thing, commented the event chairman, Andre’ Lobuff’ A (Car) Easter Parade and Coloring contest for the younger children of the borough.” With ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Families were able to meet the Easter Bunny and Mrs. Bunny on Saturday in a social distancing drive-by visit thanks to the New Providence Lions Club.  The NP Lions' Easter Egg Hunt has been a tradition for half a century bringing enjoyment to thousands of children over the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Last Call, a film starring Jeremy Piven (Ari Gold in HBO's hit show, Entourage) about a real estate developer who returns to his roots after inheriting his family’s Irish bar in South Philadelphia and tries to turn it into a casino, opens Friday, March 19, 2021. Piven plays ...

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Help Raise Funds to Support Our Community! Enjoy impactful Y stories, Y trivia, win prizes and help the Summit Area YMCA raise funds to support the Y's financial assistance program. Join us on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7:00PM-8:00PM for our first ever Virtual Annual Campaign Kickoff! ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - As Black History month came to a close, The New Providence Diversity Committee, with the support of the New Providence Memorial Library, presented the panel: “Personal Stories That Inspire Action.” Through the New Providence Memorial Library Facebook account, the panel was ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Not all stories about the pandemic are sad — some are inspiring. The story of Nadja Springer, who published her first book in December 2020, is one of those. She said she found inspiration for her children’s book, “The Big Adventures Of A Little Tree: Tree Finds Friendship” ...

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Fancy Farthington is a "social climbing phony." Princess Cordelia is "English royalty, old money." Mrs. Diedre Billingsworth is a "good-hearted former lady's companion who inherited her fortune from the older woman she took care of." And, Prince Carlos is a "handsome Spanish prince" who "is ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Lions Club has announced that they will be holding an Easter “Car Parade”, as an alternative to its annual Easter Egg Hunt, on Saturday, March 27, 2021 between 9:30 – 10:30 AM. The Easter “Car Parade” will be held in the main parking lot of the New Providence ...

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On Saturday, February 13, 2021, the Summit Area YMCA partnered with the Berkeley Heights Diversity Council, Giving Back Club and Han Academy to virtually celebrate the Lunar New Year, also popularly known in the U.S. as the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival. The event kicked off with a ...

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In celebration of Black History Month,  the New Providence Memorial Library in partnership with the New Providence Diversity Committee is featuring the following documentaries and movies. Please save these lists so you can watch, reference, and enjoy them all year long. Thank you to our Diversity ...

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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 ...

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We started our NP Heart Hunt today around New Providence. Enjoy some of the photos of hearts found in windows and on doors in and around our community. If you participated in the NP Heart Hunt, and would like to share your photo heart finds, please post with #NPHeartHunt. Thank you to all who ...

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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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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Free Public Library and the Summit Free Public Library Chinese Club are partnering to sponsor an art show celebrating Lunar New Year, which begins February 12. The show will feature the more than 200 artwork submissions received from children and teens from Summit and in ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Mountainside resident and 2016 GL graduate Brian McCarthy released his debut album titled Patchwork Blues earlier this month under the artist name brain jo. Written and produced almost exclusively by McCarthy, this work blends together multiple genres and themes that impressively ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Say it isn't snow Mel! Milltown Mel announced via a social media post he would be doing what the rest of New Jersey residents have been doing for the past 10 plus months; quarantining. Yes, that means there will not be the usual Groundhog Day celebration in Milltown on Tuesday, ...

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MORRITOWN, NJ - Grey's Anatomy alumni Patrick Dempsey is headed to Morristown this upcoming week beginning January 25th.   Eye Productions Inc. of Brooklyn will be filming a pilot episode for a new CBS series called "Ways & Means" of which Dempsey has a starring role.  Dempsey is also an ...

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