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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

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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 ...

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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

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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

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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 ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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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

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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

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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, ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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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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Thu, February 21, 7:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Movie Trivia Night at The Scotch Plains Public ...

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Add to My Calendar 02/21/2019 7:00pm 02/21/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Movie Trivia Night at The Scotch Plains Public Library

Trivia is back by popular demand! On Thursday, February 21 at 7 pm, the Scotch Plains Public Library will be hosting a movie trivia night. Test your silver screen smarts and maybe you’ll bring home some prizes.

Registration is required. Each participant must fill out a separate form. If you would like to register as part of a team, please provide the team name or the names of the team ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Fri, February 22, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

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Add to My Calendar 02/22/2019 12:00pm 02/22/2019 2:00pm America/New_York Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Public Library: Alpha

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

February 22: Alpha (PG-13, 96 min) – After his first hunt, a
young man is left to withstand the hostile Ice Age wilderness on his
own. He soon encounters and befriends a deserted wolf, and the two learn
what it takes to survive as a brutal ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sat, February 23, 7:00 PM

The Presbyterian Church in Westfield, Westfield

Puccini's Tosca Presented by NJ Festival Orchestra

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Add to My Calendar 02/23/2019 7:00pm 02/23/2019 9:30pm America/New_York Puccini's Tosca Presented by NJ Festival Orchestra

Puccini’s irresistible lyric genius has long made Tosca one of opera’s most breathtaking masterpieces.

A cast of internationally acclaimed guest performers assembled from Maestro Wroe’s extensive contacts in European and American opera houses joins NJFO to present, acted and in costume, this gripping tale of love, lust, corruption and ultimate struggle for survival.

140 Mountain Ave Westfield, NJ 07090
Showcase for Exceptional Young Artists

Sun, February 24, 3:00 PM

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Plainfield

Showcase for Exceptional Young Artists

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Add to My Calendar 02/24/2019 3:00pm 02/24/2019 5:00pm America/New_York Showcase for Exceptional Young Artists

Plainfield: Crescent Concerts presents “Showcase for Exceptional Young Artists.”

Six young pianists, selected in competition for artists 18 and under, perform works by

Scarlatti, Bach, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and others.

Concert date: Sunday, February 24, 3:00pm

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Watchung Avenue at East Seventh St., Plainfield, NJ

Tickets at ...

Watchung Avenue at East Seventh Street Plainfield, NJ 07060

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Dine From Over 2 Dozen Food Trucks at Festival in Paramus Sunday

June 21, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Paramus.

A family-friendly food truck festival will roll into Paramus on Sunday, June 23, at Garden State Plaza offering an afternoon of live music, children's activities and offerings from more than two dozen food trucks, as well as a beer and sangria garden.

The Paramus Food Truck Festival will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Nordstrom parking ...

NJ Flavor’s Guide to New Jersey State and County Fairs

Wake up and smell the funnel cake — New Jersey’s state and county fairs have begun.

The big events, which take place all summer long around the state, began as a way for farmers to teach people about agriculture and show off horses and other animals. These days fair-goers can also enjoy rides, games, music and other types of live shows, contests and, of course, tons of great ...

New Jersey Date Night: Asbury Park is the Shore Thing

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

Summer is (unofficially) here and couples in New Jersey find themselves with the urge to see something experience something new. The yearning to get away is strong, but the desire to keep it close is even stronger.

Luckily for us, taking a road trip is easy in our state. With so many unique towns with so ...

I Made the Pinata Cake the Internet is Crazy For

Pinata cakes (aka surprise cakes) are “the” birthday party dessert now. The layer cakes are filled with candy, so when you cut into them — surprise! — M&Ms or Skittles or sprinkles or whatever spills out. Being the awesome mom that I am, I decided to take a shot at making one for a particular 9-year-old’s birthday.

Spoiler alert: She loved it.

There are ...

What is genetic testing for breast cancer? And do I need it?

Ever since Angelina Jolie announced that she had tested positive for a BRCA mutation, indicating a genetic predisposition for breast cancer, there has been increased public awareness of the role that genetic mutations play in assessing and managing the risk of breast cancer.

One of the most common questions my patients ask me is, “Do I need genetic testing?”

Most patients tend ...

Armed Man had Been in Westfield School to See ‘Romantic’ Partner, Records Show

June 20, 2019

“He was there because a friend offered help to him: in the form of money or a place to stay,” Thomas J. Wilkie's brother said.

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Delaware man arrested on gun charges in the parking lot of Tamaques Elementary School last week is alleged to have used a school telephone to call a teacher he has a “romantic” relationship with, documents released ...

Goodbye, High School Graduate. Hello, College Student.

This is the time of year where many of us have teens who are preparing for high school graduation and college in the fall.  It’s an exciting time for everyone involved but for parents it can be an extremely anxious time as well.

As you watch your graduate walk across the stage accepting their diploma, you can’t help but think of the day they were born and how many times ...

Dropping Off Our Kids At College – Learning How To Adjust

Whether your kid is a freshman entering college for the first time or returning back to college, there are so many emotions we experience as parents. There are differences in a parent’s reaction to the departure of a first child, an only child or even the last child. Feelings of sadness, anxiety and depression are normal and expected responses.  It is a new phase in life ...

Why Should Recent Graduates Care About Retirement Planning?

If you’ve graduated from college in the past year or so and started your first job, you’re no doubt learning a lot about establishing yourself as an adult and being responsible for your own finances. So thoughts of your retirement are probably far away. And yet you have several good reasons to invest in your 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored retirement plan.

First of all, by ...

Father's Day - Lessons About Money Can Be Priceless Gifts to Children

Father’s Day is almost upon us. If you’re a dad, you certainly may enjoy getting cards and gifts, of course. But, over time, you will gain even greater satisfaction by what you can give your children – such as some valuable financial lessons. 

These lessons can include the following:  

Setting goals – If you are contributing to an IRA and a 401(k) ...

Consider These Financial Tips for Single Women

If you’re a single woman, most of your financial challenges and aspirations may resemble those of single men. Men and women face the same economic stress factors of modern life, and both groups have similar financial goals, such as the ability to retire comfortably. But women still face specific obstacles. You need to be aware of these challenges – and do everything you can to ...

Women Business Owners: Don’t Forget About Your Retirement Plan

American Business Women’s Day is celebrated on Sept. 22. And there is indeed cause for celebration, because, in recent decades, the number of women business owners has risen sharply, to the point where nearly 40 percent of all businesses are now women-owned, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. If you are one of these owners, or thinking about becoming one, you’ll always have a lot to ...

Self-Made Man?

"He is a self-made man who worships his creator." Who said it? About whom? It doesn't really matter as long as we make sure the description doesn't fit us.

This week's parshah details the offerings of the princes (nessi'im) of the twelve tribes at the time the Mishkan, the portable Sanctuary in the wilderness, was completed. Previously, towards the end ...

St. Bart's Has Been Proactive in Responding to The Sexual Abuse Crisis

June 22, 2019

Dear Editor:

 

Please be assured that St. Bartholomew’s, neither myself nor any member of its staff, has had any desire to  “interject and undermine” Michael Mautone’s event (Lessons Learned: A Survivor's Perspective).

 

As a parish community we have been proactive in responding to the sexual abuse crisis. In fact, Michael has been welcomed ...

Excitement in Newark as New Jersey Devils Prepare for 2019 First Overall Pick

June 18, 2019

With the first overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, the New Jersey Devils could select one of two young players who have been coined as “generational” talents by analysts and scouts across the league. Making this decision all the more exciting is that the second overall pick in this year’s draft belongs to the Devils’ rivals across the Hudson in the New York Rangers.

The Night Sky: In the Steps of Galileo @ Scotch Plains Library

June 23, 2019

​On Monday, July 22 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., astrono-educator Bob Reichman returns to the Scotch Plains Public Library for another Night Sky event: In the Steps of Galileo. Patrons will observe Jupiter just as Galileo did in the early 1600s. Will you come to the same startling conclusions that rocked his world?

After an indoor program and activity, the library will set up a 12″ ...