Arts & Entertainment

October 14, 2018

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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WESTFIELD, NJ -- The Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ is pleased to present five films this fall at the Rialto NewVision Theatre, 250 East Broad Street in Westfield. Screenings begin October 10 and run through November 13. All films start at 7:30 p.m. "This season we wanted to make sure that ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Marching Band hosted its 20th Annual Marching Band Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22.  South Brunswick was the big winner of the evening and took home the mayors' trophy. Members of the Scotch Plains Fanwood marching band presented trophies to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The four-day Westfield International Film Festival kicked off Thursday evening at the James Ward Mansion downtown. Attendees enjoyed cocktails and appetizers provided by Westfield vendors before sitting down to view the first series of short film screenings. “I think it’s ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- One the highlights of the calendar year in Fanwood, the annual Fanny Wood Day celebration is back this Sunday, Sept. 16.  The 23rd annual street fair will take place from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. throughout downtown Fanwood along South Ave. and Martine Ave. "Each year, this event ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Friends of the Fanwood Memorial Library will host their 32nd Fall Book Sale from Sept. 20 to 23, 2018. Remaing donation days are Monday, Sept. 17 and Tuesday, Sept. 18. Browsers at the sale easily find books by subject matter: history, romance, classics, art, cookbooks, ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Saturday Mornings on the Plaza, offered weekly this fall between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon, invite  at the pedestrian plaza that opens onto South Ave. (beside Railside Cafe), resumes on Sept. 15 with a Shakespeare Workshop for any child who loves the theater. "Spiral, Inc. will ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Downtown Westfield’s Fall Family Fashion Show has been postponed until Sept. 16 due to rain on Sunday, Sept. 9. The fashion show is another new 2nd Sunday event for Downtown Westfield. The public is invited to attend this free event on Quimby Street, which will be closed to ...

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FANWOOD, NJ – The Carriage House Poetry Series invites you to enjoy a free poetry reading on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 8:00 p.m. featuring distinguished poets Nicole Cooley and Matthew Thorburn in the Kuran Arts Center on Watson Road, off North Martine Avenue, adjacent to Fanwood Borough ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — “This season is about people who came here and were changed by all that embodies the American experience,” David Wroe, music director and conductor of Westfield's own New Jersey Festival Orchestra said. “Lazarus' poem at the foot of the Statue of Liberty cries ‘Give me your ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Performance Series returns for the fall season on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 7:00 p.m. with The Whispering Tree and Mike Agranoff. Located at the Kuran Arts Center, surrounded by historic presence, this cultured and inviting atmosphere brings an exciting mix of talented, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- he Township of Scotch Plains will host Live Band Karaoke Night tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. downtown on the Alan Augustine Village Green (430 Park Ave). Live Band Karaoke Night will feature the band The Golden Boyz of New Brunswick. Participants will get to be the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -- Actor Garry Pastore portrays NYPD Detective John Belson in the new film Sarah Q, directed by John Gallagher. Sarah Q will make its World Premiere at The Golden Door International Film Festival in Jersey City during the weekend of Sept. 21. This film is the third collaboration ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Families and their dogs flocked to Downtown Westfield Sunday for the town’s first-ever “Dog Days of Summer” event. Originally scheduled for  last week but postponed due to weather, it was third event in the Downtown Westfield Corporation’s new “Second Sundays” series, which features ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Freeholders have selected seven Scotch Plains-Fanwood groups and individuals among the 63 artists, historians and organizations that will receive Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) grants in 2018. The Freeholder Board established the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Redevelopment Rockers (Mayor Al Smith, Tom Strowe, Margaret Heisey and Steve Goldberg) won the Library Rocks trivia competition on Thursday, August 9, at the Scotch Plains Library.   Categories included Music Potpourri, Rock Geography, Broadway Musicals, and Who's in the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS. NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains has rescheduled Live Band Karaoke Night for Wednesday, August 29, from 6:30  to 8:30 p.m. at the Alan Augustine Village Green next to the Municipal Building (430 Park Ave). Live Band Karaoke Night will feature the band The Golden Boyz of New ...

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The Union County Torah Center - Chabad is presenting a Summer 2018 Film Festival to take place at the center, 111 Laurel Place, Westfield. The third film in the series will be on Wednesday, August 8th at 7:30 p.m. The film is “Orchestra of Exiles.” Some stories get lost in the turmoil of their ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD — In today's music industry, it is often very hard for talented artists and vocalists to break through and find their way. That fact can be applied to all aspects of life, as well.  Scotch Plains' own musician Billy Wilkins makes light of this in his most recent song, ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Wollman/Gannon Jazz Quartet Will Perform at the Fanwood Library on Monday, July 23. Ethan Wollman is an 18-year-old pianist from Fanwood, NJ. He has been playing piano since he was 7 but started studying seriously at 14. He currently studies with Greg Natic and will be attending ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Bring your family and pets to Downtown Westfield for the town's first-ever “Dog Days of Summer” event on Sunday, Aug. 12,  from noon until 2 p.m. It’s the third event in the Downtown Westfield Corporation’s new “Second Sundays” series, which features a different themed event on ...

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Shakespeare in the Park returns this weekend on Sunday, July 22 at 12:30 p.m. at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield. The Shrew Mechanicals Troupe from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present an hour-long performance of “Shakespeare Gumbo,” a stirring collection of moments and music from ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Due to expected storms, the Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival night this week has been moved from Tuesday, July 17, to Wednesday, July 18, the Downtown Westfield Corporation has announced. The 22nd Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival features free live music every ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains Park & Recreation will host Paint in the Park on Tuesday, July 31. Participants will be treated to an evening of artistic expression with the evening's theme of "A Lifetime of Discovery."   Registration is required via Community Pass. Contact the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Recreation Department is celebrating National Park & Recreation Month with a variety of programs and events throughout the month of July for the whole family to enjoy. July 14: Sunrise Yoga, 8:00 am at Brookside Park (1255 Hetfield Ave.) July 17: ...

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