Arts & Entertainment

December 11, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church (2032 Westfield Ave, Scotch Plains) is proud to present the 16th annual Parish Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The adult and children's choirs will perform with a chamber orchestra, a contemporary band, and ...

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Bibliophiles unite! On Monday, Dec. 10 at 7:00 p.m., the Evening Book Club will be meeting to discuss Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. When Janie Starks returns home, she seeks identity and independence as the small southern black community buzzes with gossip about the outcome of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- ​Crafters of all skill levels are welcome to join Perthea Brown at the Scotch Plains Public Library for a simple jewelry project on Monday, Dec. 17 at 10:00 a.m.. More advanced crafters may bring their own supplies to work on an individual project alongside the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Public Library is pleased to offer resident cardholders a free subscription to Lynda.com, an online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software applications, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Users ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The trees are lit, the decorations are placed and as we head into December, Downtown Westfield has more holiday fun up its sleeves. Music in the Streets The entire family can enjoy roaming musical entertainment sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation, including ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra invites the public to “A Medley of Majestic Homes for the Holidays” House Tour on Saturday, Dec. 1. The tour showcases seven stunning Plainfield homes decorated by leading designers for the holidays.  Each home featured on the tour is ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- New Jersey Festival Orchestra kicks off the holiday season in Westfield with a bang and plenty of bling with Return of the Holiday Tenors, a family festival of traditional and contemporary songs and music, sing-alongs and more, on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7:00 p.m. The concert ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- An ex-con going straight, doing the work, trying to be everyone's hero. What could possibly go wrong? Tom Kranz's new novel focuses on an ex-con, two years out of prison, trying to reinvent himself. Bud Remmick just wants to be a solid citizen. He volunteers as an EMT then gets ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Friends of the Fanwood Memorial Library 32nd Fall Book Sale generated $12,780, a record breaker. Credit goes to the 78 volunteers who worked more than 600 hours sorting, selling, and cleaning up. All the money raised by the Friends goes to the library.  “It was an amazing ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait on line for tickets! Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Children of the World choir will perform at Evangel Church (1251 Terrill Rd, Scotch Plains) on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 7:00 pm. This is just one of the many stops on their 2018-2019 Refuge + Strength tour, which will take them all over the U.S. telling stories of refugee ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood's Poetry Series celebrated its 20th anniversary on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, with live music, special guests and of course, poetry at the Carriage House. The event was hosted by Adele Kenney, Fanwood's Poet Laureate and founder of the Poetry Series, along with her poetry ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Library presents The Florian Schantz Jazz Combo, which will perform music from the WWI era to mark the 100th anniversary of the WWI armistice on on Saturday, Nov. 10. This free concert will include early Dixieland Jazz, popular military songs, Ragtime, and other ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Comedian Mike Marino, "New Jersey's Bad Boy of Comedy," is one of Scotch Plains's greatest ambassadors. The comedian, who has performed at major comedy clubs across the country and is currently on a tour called “Make America Italian Again” that recently brought him to Los ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Twenty years ago, a college student in Wyoming was beaten to death. The young man’s name was Matthew Shephard. He was openly gay at a time and in a place where that was viewed by some as unacceptable. The heartbreaking, gruesome circumstances of his death changed the way our country ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- What better day to release a video called "Monsterz" than on Halloween?  Scotch Plains-based musician Billy Wilkins released his latest single at midnight on the spookiest day of the year.  "It's an upbeat song, actually," the singer/guitar player said. "The song is about ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – As rock music pounded and children looked on, Marc Evan carefully etched a portrait of the Addams Family character, Lurch, into a pumpkin at the Westfield Armory. Evan, an artist with the Brooklyn, NY, based Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, employed his skill at Westfield’s AddamsFest on ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains will host its annual Trunk or Treat! Celebration in the downtown district on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The event will feature a vehicle decorating contest, spooky crafts, and hayrides.    TAPintoSPF.net is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s ...

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FANWOOD, NJ – Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and the Fanwood Arts Council invite the public to attend a free 20th Anniversary celebration for the Carriage House Poetry Series on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. The event will take place in the Kuran Arts Center located on Watson Road on the grounds ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- With bagpipers, step dancers, live music and a DJ, Sheelen's Crossing Pub & Bistro (200 South Ave, Fanwood) will host its third annual street party on Saturday, Nov. 3, with festivities and live entertainment beginning at 5:00 p.m. The party will take place on the Sheelen’s ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — With the National Weather Service predicting heavy rain Saturday, several of the day's AddamsFest events have been moved indoors. The opening ceremony at 10:30 a.m., the Addams Family Fun Zone from 11 a.m. to  2 p.m., Chill on Quimby from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Charlie’s Ale ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Actor and Scotch Plains resident Garry Pastore has been cast as a supporting lead in Shooting Heroin, a film that tells a fictional story about the ravages of the opioid epidemic in small-town America and what happens when members of community take matters into their own ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Borough of Fanwood celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Fanwood Cultural Arts Poetry Series this week. Fanwood poet laureate Adele Kenny and Cultural Arts Poetry Director Tom Plante received a proclamation celebrating the program’s two decades. The Fanwood Poetry Series has ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Getting into the beer garden at AddamsFest has become akin to securing a ticket to the Broadway show “Hamilton.” At least that’s the drama that played out on the festival organizers’ Facebook page Thursday night as a limited batch of tickets to the festival’s beer garden were ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The audience stood and cheered Saturday after the New Jersey Festival Orchestra kicked off the season Saturday in a new venue. “I have long wished to perform at First United Methodist Church whose acoustics are ... well, heavenly,” Conductor and Music Director David Wroe said ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Freeholders and the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation invite everyone to join in the kick off of the holiday season with Santa Claus and his Elves at the newly modernized Warinanco Park Sports Center, located inside Warinanco Park, 1 Park Drive in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Edgy music in a setting with lush acoustics reminiscent of Europe’s great cathedral spaces. This is how New Jersey Festival Orchestra Conductor David Wroe characterized the concert set for the First United Methodist Church this Saturday, the orchestra’s season opening. The ...

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FANWOOD, NJ _- The Fanwood Performance Series on October 13th will host a night of Jazz with the Evan Levine Trio and Michael Coppola. Levine was a member of the award winning SPF Moonglowers and a member of the Somerset Jazz Consortium. Located at the Patricia M. Kuran Cultural Arts Center ...

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FANWOOD, NJ – The Carriage House Poetry Series will celebrate the Halloween season with a special program on Tuesday, October 16th beginning at 8:00 p.m. in the Patricia Kuran Arts Center on Watson Road, off North Martine Ave., adjacent to Fanwood Borough Hall. The program, called “Monster Mash” ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey (1391 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains) will host a performance by Steve Forbert with special guest Lisa Boucelle on Saturday, Oct. 27, beginning at 8:00 p.m.   Forbert left his hometown of Meridian, Mississippi, in his ...

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