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Fri, January 25, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Public Library

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Add to My Calendar 01/25/2019 12:00pm 01/26/2019 2:00am America/New_York Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Public Library

​Join community members at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Fridays at noon to watch movies starring Julia Roberts.

January 4: Pretty Woman (R, 119 min)

A Hollywood hooker signs on for a week-long job with a john who is a corporate raider; he pays for a makeover so she can act as his date.

January 11: Notting Hill (PG-13, 124 min)

An American movie star who falls for a shy Brit ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sat, January 26, 3:00 PM

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Plainfield

The Plainfield Symphony Annual Free Family Concert

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 01/26/2019 3:00pm 01/26/2019 4:30pm America/New_York The Plainfield Symphony Annual Free Family Concert

The Plainfield Symphony’s annual Family Concert will take place on Saturday January 26, 2019 at 3:00 pm under the baton of Maestro Charles Prince. The program will feature two 2018 Young Pianist Competition of New Jersey Prize winners, a renowned saxophone soloist and several fun pieces by David Rimelis.

Pianist Sarah Ouyang will perform the third movement, Rondo Allegro Scherzando, of ...

716 Watchung Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Sun, January 27, 2:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

30 for 30 Producer Jerry Barca to Talk Football ...

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Add to My Calendar 01/27/2019 2:00pm 01/27/2019 3:30pm America/New_York 30 for 30 Producer Jerry Barca to Talk Football History

​The New York Giants were an embarrassment in the late 1970s until a disparate group of characters came together to lead the team on an unlikely journey to the franchise’s first Super Bowl win. There’s Parcells, Simms and Taylor…and Donald Trump, Mark Bavaro and Phil McConkey, too.

On Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2:00 p.m. at the Scotch Plains Public Library, join author and 30 for 30 ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Fri, February 1, 7:00 PM

Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance, Scotch Plains

Scotch Plains Fanwood Music Boosters 2nd Annual ...

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Add to My Calendar 02/01/2019 7:00pm 02/01/2019 11:00pm America/New_York Scotch Plains Fanwood Music Boosters 2nd Annual Winter Ball

Please join us for the Scotch Plains Fanwood Music Boosters Association 2nd Annual Winter Ball featuring music from the award winning Moonglowers Jazz Band. Enjoy a full four-course dinner while dancing to classic big-band jazz tunes and contemporary music performed by the Moonglowers! Hope to see you there!

250 Park Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sat, February 2, 11:00 AM

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp, Long Valley

Fun Open House Event to be Held at Meadowbrook ...

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Add to My Calendar 02/02/2019 11:00am 02/02/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Fun Open House Event to be Held at Meadowbrook Country Day Camp

Long Valley, NJ – Meadowbrook Country Day Camp is inviting all prospective camp families to attend an Open House, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, February 2nd, at the camp, which is located at 73 East Valley Brook Road, in Long Valley, NJ. To attend, please call 908-876-3429​ or send an email to mason@meadowbrookdaycamp.com.

All prospective families will be welcomed via an ...

73 East Valley Brook Road Long Valley, NJ 07853
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Sun, February 3, 3:30 PM

Temple Emanu-El , Westfield

Chamber Music Concert

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Add to My Calendar 02/03/2019 3:30pm 02/03/2019 4:30pm America/New_York Chamber Music Concert

Mostly Music is offering its second concert of the 2018-19 season featuring James Austin Smith on oboe and Peter Kolkay on bassoon, along with Gloria Chien an piano and Paul Neubauer on viola, playing the music of Saint-Saens, Chopin, Loeffler and Poulenc, as well as two short works by Elliott.

Mostly Music is in its 39th year of bringing world-class musicians to an intimate setting at Temple ...

Westfield, NJ
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Fri, February 8, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Friday Films @ Scotch Plains Public Library: ...

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Add to My Calendar 02/08/2019 12:00pm 02/08/2019 2:00pm America/New_York Friday Films @ Scotch Plains Public Library: Operation Finale

​Join together downstairs each Friday at noon for Friday Films. In
February, we will be showing new movies. No registration is necessary.

February 8: Operation Finale (PG-13, 122min) – A cinematic
adaptation of how a group of Israeli secret agents arrested SS officer
Adolf Eichmann, the man who masterminded the “Final Solution”. He was
tracked down in Buenos Aires, ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Fri, February 8, 6:00 PM

UCTech Cafeteria, Scotch Plains

Magnet HS/UCTech Class of 2020 Tricky Tray

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Add to My Calendar 02/08/2019 6:00pm 02/08/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Magnet HS/UCTech Class of 2020 Tricky Tray

Ladies' Night Out!

Come join us at our tricky tray on February 8, 2019 to benefit Magnet HS/UCTech HS Class of 2020 Project Graduation. Tickets can be purchased in advance at The Flower Shop in Westfield. Nonperishable canned good donation enters you into an additional raffle! 50/50 and grand prizes! Email us at muclassof2020@gmail.com for questions.

1776 Raritan Road Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sat, February 9, 7:30 PM

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Westfield

Here’s the Here's the Church, Here's the Steeple ...

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 02/09/2019 7:30pm America/New_York Here’s the Here's the Church, Here's the Steeple -- Steeple Concerts, That Is, at St. Paul's, Westfield

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield, NJ is proud to announce the Steeple Concert Series, comprised of three upcoming Contemporary/ Classical events to which the music-loving public is cordially invited. First on the Steeple Concerts program is The New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra (NBCO), who will perform their esteemed “TRANSCENDENCE” concert on Saturday, February 9, 2019, ...

414 E. Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
George Washington Remembers New Jersey

Mon, February 11, 7:00 PM

Clark Public Library, Clark

George Washington Remembers New Jersey

Arts & Entertainment Government

Add to My Calendar 02/11/2019 7:00pm 02/11/2019 8:00pm America/New_York George Washington Remembers New Jersey

George Washington was no stranger to New Jersey. From Trenton to Princeton to Morristown to Monmouth, (and more), the General spent more time here than in any other state. Join General Washington (historical interpreter and storyteller David Emerson) as he reminisces about his brightest and darkest moments during the battles and encampments of the “Cockpit of the Revolution.” This ...

303 Westfield Ave Clark , NJ 07066
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Wed, February 13, 1:30 PM

The First Baptist Church of Westfield, Westfield

Free Concert Offered by the Musical Club of ...

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Add to My Calendar 02/13/2019 1:30pm 02/13/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Free Concert Offered by the Musical Club of Westfield

The public is invited to attend a free concert given by The Musical Club of Westfield on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 1:30 pm. This is the first concert of 2019 offered in a year-long series of events sponsored by the Musical Club and will be held at the First Baptist Church of Westfield located at 170 Elm Street in Westfield, NJ.

Pianist and composer Dan Crisci, a guest artist, will open ...

170 Elm Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Fri, February 15, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Friday Films @ The Scotch Plains Public Library: ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 02/15/2019 12:00pm 02/15/2019 2:00pm America/New_York Friday Films @ The Scotch Plains Public Library: Loving Pablo

​Join together downstairs each Friday at noon for Friday Films. In
February, the library will be showing new movies. No registration is necessary.

February 15: Loving Pablo (R, 123 min) – Journalist Virginia
Vallejo follows Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar as he rises to
political power at home and ships drugs to the United States. As their
relationship evolves, Virginia is accosted ...

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Sun, February 17, 12:00 PM

Oh' Brian's on the Green , Clark

Jazz Brunch @ Oh' Brian's on the Green

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 02/17/2019 12:00pm 02/17/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Jazz Brunch @ Oh' Brian's on the Green

Join us Sunday, Feb. 17, from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 p.m. for our first Jazz Brunch!

LIVE music from Joe Taino from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Brunch Specials from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Call 732-669-9024 for reservations.

1300 Raritan Rd Clark, NJ 07066
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Mon, February 18, 7:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Evening Book Club @ Scotch Plains Public Library

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 02/18/2019 7:00pm 02/18/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Evening Book Club @ Scotch Plains Public Library

​On Monday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m., the Evening Book Club will discuss The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean. This story Follows plant dealer John Laroche in his unsuccessful attempt to steal, clone, and sell rare orchids from a South Florida swamp, and describes the world of Florida's orchid collectors and smugglers as they execute plant crimes.

For more information, go to www.scotlib.org, ...

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Tue, February 19, 2:00 PM

The First Baptist Church of Westfield, Westfield

The Zubovas Piano Duo of Vilnius, Lithuania.

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Add to My Calendar 02/19/2019 2:00pm 02/19/2019 3:30pm America/New_York The Zubovas Piano Duo of Vilnius, Lithuania. Present Free Concert

The Musical Club of Westfield will present The Zubovas Piano Duo of Vilnius, Lithuania in a free concert Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 170 Elm Street, Westfield.

Pianists Sonata Deveikytė-Zubovienė and Rokas Zubovas, winners of numerous international piano competitions, have been performing as the Duo Zubovas since 1997. Their recital, concert, orchestral and ...

170 Elm Street Westfield, NJ 07090

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Ghost Hawk is the First Craft Brewery in Passaic County

April 21, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Woodridge/Terterboro.

The line began forming over an hour before the official ribbon cutting and grand opening. And by the time the doors officially opened Saturday afternoon, more 100 beer lovers were on line, around the corner and down the sidewalk for Passaic County's first craft brewery.

Ghost Hawk Brewing Company ...

How to Make Perfectly Cooked Hard-Boiled Eggs

When it comes to the simple hard-boiled egg, it seems nothing is simple. Some people will swear by steaming them in an egg cooker or Instant Pot. Others have taken to using a sous vide. And those things are great — if you have them. But all you really need to make a great egg is a pot and some water.

This method is great for making anything from one large egg to a couple dozen at ...

Crunch Time at NJ-Based Manischewitz Company as Passover Approaches

Much has changed since more than 100 jobs were slashed at the Manischewitz Matzo Factory in Newark almost two years ago.

Sheets and sheets of matzo used to be made at the factory on Avenue K, which runs parallel to Route 9, every spring for Passover.

“When you do it in a commercial factory, it’s quite a challenge not to have any dough carry over from one batch to the ...

NJ Girl Scout Teaches Kids Healthy Cooking & Eating with Classes, Videos

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity rates have more than tripled since the 1970s. One Springfield Girl Scout is looking to make a change to that statistic by encouraging the next generation to eat healthier in a simple and fun way.

“I just realized childhood obesity is a growing American epidemic, and unhealthy food is growing in popularity ...

New Jersey Date Night: Comfort Food Restaurants to Brighten a Bad Day

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

It happens to the best of us. The culprit can be a flat tire or perhaps a demanding boss with attention deficit disorder. Or maybe it’s dealing with screaming, unsatisfied children or irritated, displeased clients. So many situations can lead to a bad day, and a bad day in New Jersey can be torturous.

Jurors Hear Recording of Kai the Hitchhiker Claiming Clark Lawyer 'Raped Me'

April 16, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - Jurors in the trial of a man charged with killing Clark lawyer Joseph Galfy heard a recorded statement in which the accused man claimed he was drugged and sexually assaulted by the attorney.

"At first I thought he was really nice, then he raped me," Caleb McGillvary said of Galfy in statement to police that was recorded on video on May 16, 2013, hours after he was ...

VIDEO: Firefighters Battling Massive Blaze at Ocean Grove Boardwalk Pavilion

April 13, 2019

OCEAN GROVE, NJ — Smoke could be seen for miles for most of the afternoon as firefighters continue to battle a massive fire at the Ocean Grove boardwalk pavilion, according to officials.

Dozens of fires trucks from towns in Monmouth and Ocean counties were called to respond to the blaze, which was reported at about 11:30 a.m. on April 13. No injuries have been reported as of 2:30 p.m.

Grieving for The Westfield High School Principal

Grief is a normal and natural reaction to the death of a loved one. Most of us are not prepared for the long journey of grief which is sometimes devastating, frightening, and often lonely. We may think, do, and say things that are very unlike us. There seems to be no respite, no end to the intense feelings that we experience. Our loss could be the passing of a loved one or even the loss of a ...

Top 10 Signs You're Having an Emotional Affair... Is It Cheating?

An emotional affair is when you turn to a friend or co-worker for emotional (not physical) intimacy. The seduction is that this person gives you what you feel that your spouse does not: support, ego boosts, playfulness, empathy, flirting, and understanding.

This relationship begins in a very innocent way, yet you may begin to share more with this person than with your spouse. You know you ...

Meet Two Members of the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad

April 10, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Jerry Handsman joined the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad in 1992 at the age of 40. He’s now been riding for 27 years and served most recently as a deputy chief.

Always wanting to help others, Jerry decided to take it beyond the CPR training that he was certified for at the time and became an emergency medical technician (EMT). He’s been on many calls over the ...

Defying the Odds: Somerset Patriots Sign College Player Walk-on from Open Tryout

April 22, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have officially signed outfielder Kyle Wenger for the 2019 season, the most recent hopeful who has defied the odds and been signed as the result of an open tryout at TD Bank Ballpark just weeks before the start of the season. 

Wenger was invited to spring training, which began April 16, after impressing the team’s coaching staff at the ...