Arts & Entertainment

June 14, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Monday is recognized as Flag Day in the United States, but the borough will wait until Friday, June 18 for its official celebration on the green surrounding the Historic Somerset County Courthouse. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, ...

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SOMERVILLE. NJ -The Downtown Somerville Alliance joined with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset and the Babs Siperstein Proud Center to celebrate and honor trailblazing figures in the LGBTQ+ movement Friday afternoon, unveiling a 75-foot, PRIDE Month Mural on the Division Street ...

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WARREN, NJ - On Thursday night, prom frenzy reached its peak as the Watchung Hills Regional High School Senior Prom was held at Forest Lodge. This year, it was more about gratitude and thanks that the Class of 2021 was able to experience a typical rite of passage. Promposals and preparations are ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States, and all are invited to celebrate Juneteenth from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, at Mobus Field. The free event includes activities, food, drinks, a community quilt project, music and ...

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A Juneteenth event sponsored by Tri-Fold Ministries will be held at duCret School of Art on Saturday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in 45 states. Enjoy arts, dance, poetry, jazz music, and more. There will also be vendors.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Tyrone Stackhouse Project celebrated a Saturday night return to normalcy on the downtown Summer Stage with a three-hour show that was somewhat overdue. Rain had canceled the May 29 opener of the series; scheduled to perform was The Outcrops. On Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Tyrone Stackhouse Project, one of the busiest cover bands in central New Jersey, will take the stage Saturday night on the Division Street pedestrian mall for three hours beginning at 6 p.m. performing an eclectic mix of rock, funk, jazz, Motown, and R&B hits. The free ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung PTO, in partnership with the Watchung Library Branch of the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey, invites families with children entering Kindergarten to join for a Virtual Kindergarten story time and meetup. Connect with other families during this virtual story ...

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    WARREN, NJ - Warren Township Recreation has announced the 2021 Summer Concert Series beginning on July 7. The line up is: Summer Concert Series Line Up   July 7: ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Two signature events are set to kick off in downtown Somerville Memorial Day weekend, the Friday night Cruisers and on Saturday night, the Summer Stage concert series. Hundreds of exotic, vintage, hot rod and classic automobiles will be parked along Main Street, with many of the ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - After being closed for over a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Borough of Watchung and the Watchung Historical Committee are delighted to announce the reopening of the Texier House Museum. This event augments the Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by the Mayor and Council, which ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance is bringing back that pre-COVID energy this season, with a weekly calendar full of their classic summer events set to return beginning Memorial Day weekend. These fan favorites include the Friday night Cruise Nights, the Saturday night ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey is now offering more incentives for unvaccinated people to get their shots, including free wine, free access to state beaches, and a chance to dine with the governor and first lady of the state. During his press briefing held at Island Beach State Park, Gov. Phil Murphy ...

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WARREN, NJ - The spring musical is back! The Watchung Hills Regional High School Performing Arts program will present the Broadway musical Into The Woods on May 13 and 14 at 7:30 pm and May 15 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the school's outdoor theatre. Into The Woods is a multi-Tony ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The popular Thursday night Starlit Cinema series will return to Division Street this summer, one year after the COVID-19 pandemic shut off the projector and darkened the big screen. The Downtown Somerville Alliance sponsors the free weekly event, beginning July 1 through Aug.

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The 50th Annual North Plainfield Fishing Derby is on for 2021. The derby will be held on Saturday, April 24 from 8:30 am to Noon at Green Acres Park.  The rain date is  Sunday April 25 from 1:00 - 4:30 pm.  This event is free and open to North Plainfield children up to age ...

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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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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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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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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Spring has sprung, with crocus and daffodils popping up through the ground, soon to be joined by umbrellas and tables popping up in front of restaurants throughout the downtown dining and shopping district. All sidewalk cafe licenses issued last year have lapsed; restaurant ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Jessica Hermann, a Hillsborough High School senior and winner of the Postcards for Kids contest sponsored by the Hillsborough Education BORO PRIDE Project will have her artwork showcased on a billboard along Route 206. Close to 200 students from the Auten Road School, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - "Studio at the Hill," a locally-produced comedy show with puppets, skits and magic will premiere its latest episode March 28 at the Reading Cinemas in Manville. The 2 p.m. show features Johnny Lombardi, aka "Gemini." Guests are asked to arrive no later than 15 minutes before ...

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EDISON, NJ - Middlesex County officials got to meet Chris Meloni and some Law and Order: Organized Crime crew members last week as they set up to film at the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Training Center. Filming gave some locals a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the new ...

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WARREN, NJ — No decision was made on Maddy Realty LLC’s application to build a hotel on the grounds of the Stone House Restaurant in Warren at the last meeting of the Warren Board of Adjustment. The hearing will continue on April 5.  Maddy Realty LLC has filed for two zoning variances, for use ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Lincoln Center may have recently announced it will present outdoor performances as a part of its "Restart Stages" programs starting April 7, but Plainfield's own duCret School of Art has been ahead of the curve, offering in the summer of 2020 a variety of musical acts on its ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - While there is no evidence of a birthday celebration for George Washington in 1779, the General did attend a few parties in central New Jersey around the time of his 47th birthday on Feb. 22 that year. Details are provided in a video posted on YouTube, as part of a virtual ...

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  BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Artist James Fiorentino paid tribute to the life, legacy and land preservation efforts of World War II pilot Lt. Col. Vaucher, just days before the decorated aviator passed away at the age of 102 last week. Fiorentino had been able to connect with Vaucher via a Zoom ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The Somerset County Board of County Commissioners recently announced the winning entries for the 2020 “Show Us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens” contest. North Plainfield and Warren residents were among the winners. “There are so many remarkable photographers in ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Twenty-five years ago, the epic album titled, “The Score” was recorded and released by the Fugees at the Booga Basement, located at 232 South Clinton Street in East Orange, New Jersey, and released on February 13, 1996.  The album which combined, Hip Hop, R&B, and Reggae ...

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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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