Arts & Entertainment

August 15, 2018

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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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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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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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Friends of the Fanwood Memorial Library has been named Library Champion of the Year by the New Jersey Library Association. The award is given annually in recognition of an exceptional contribution to a state library, group of libraries, or library community. The Fanwood ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS. NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains will hosti Live Band Karaoke Night on Wednesday, August 1, from 6:30  to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Scotch Plains on the Alan Augustine Village Green (430 Park Ave). Live Band Karaoke Night will feature the band The Golden Boyz of New Brunswick, and ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Thousands of Fanwood residents and visitors flocked to LaGrande Park for an afternoon of music, food, beverages, and activities for kids at the second annual Fanwood Summer FanJam. Unforgettable Fire, which features hometown hero Craig Kiell who lives walking distance from ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Second Street from Marian Ave. to LaGrande Ave. and Marian from Second St. to Helen St. from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in conjunction with Fanwood's Summer FanJam music and food truck festival in LaGrande Park.  Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo announced the street closures earlier ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood will host the second annual Summer FanJam food truck and live rock music festival at LaGrande Park on Sunday, July 8, from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Run by the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC) with contributions from local Fanwood sponsors, the Summer FanJam ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Recreation Department will host its second annual Couples Movie Night Under the Stars on Saturday, July 14, when the borough presents a free screening of The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams.   The film will be shown on the Great Lawn of ...

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FANWOOD, NJ – The Carriage House Poetry Series invites you to enjoy a free poetry reading on Tuesday, July 17 at 8:00 p.m. in the Kuran Arts Center on Watson Road, off North Martine Ave., adjacent to Fanwood Borough Hall. The evening will celebrate the spring 2018 publication of Tiferet ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education recognized Sara Miller, a senior at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, on Thursday, June 14, for her outstanding music talents, as well as her Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star nominations during the years of 2016, 2017 and ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Recreation’s annual Party in the Park offers a wide array of activities for all ages on Tuesday, June 26th from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at LaGrande Park to kick off the borough’s Free Summer Movie Series that will run continuously throughout the summer. Tonight’s feature ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains will host Magic and a Movie on the Alan M. Augustine Village Green on June 22 at 7:30 p.m.  Magical entertainment will be provided by Joe Fischer, followed by the feature presentation of The Emoji Movie. Bring your family and friends for ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Unforgettable Fire, the New York area's premier U2 tribute band, will headline the second annual Fanwood Summer FanJam, a daylong music, classic cars, and food truck festival held in LaGrande Park on Sunday, July 8. The gig will literally be walking distance away from the home of ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Recreation Commission has announced its 2018 Free Summer Movie Series at La Grande Park. The series begins on Tuesday, June 26, with the annual Party in the Park, and continues every Tuesday evening  for eight consecutive weeks. The movies begin at dusk ...

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UNION, NJ -- Freeholder Vice Chair Bette Jane Kowalski congratulates Al Kruper of Fanwood on winning first place in the professional photography category during the opening reception of the 2018 Union County Senior Citizens Art Exhibit. The exhibit will be on display until July 9 at Liberty Hall ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Play Theater is participating in Fanwood's "Saturday Mornings in the Plaza" this weekend (Saturday, June 9) with 90 minutes of theater games from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.  Each game will last about 5-10 minutes so plan to stay for a while and participate in 2-3 games or ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Performance Series presents Lara Herscovitch and Ryan Harris Brown on Saturday, June 9, at 7:00 p.m. Located at the Patricia M. Kuran Cultural Arts Center, also known as “The Old Carriage House.” Doors open at 6:45. Lara Herscovitch is a gem of a modern American ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Tony Award-nominated Broadway, TV and film star Kevin Chamberlin came to Stage Craft Studio in Scotch Plains today to teach a Broadway Workshop. Chamberlin is one of the few actors ever nominated for Tony Awards in three out of four acting categories: Best Actor in a Play ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The finale of the New Jersey Festival Orchestra season will be a presentation of In London Town, a celebration of the music of London. There will be two shows to wrap up the NJFO season, Saturday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield, with a free pre-concert ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Performance Series presents Rachel Marie and Debra Cowan on Saturday, May 12, at 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:45 p.m.) Rachel Marie is a cunning wordsmith, and precociously sophisticated. Clear and mature vocal production colors songs that are relevant, relatable, and ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Borough of Fanwood has launched a new initiative that will provide a variety of enjoyable, community activities in Downtown Fanwood on Saturday mornings. “Saturday Mornings in the Plaza” will be held at the Fanwood Plaza, adjacent to Mara’s between Fanwood Crossing I and II on ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — African penguins have officially joined the giraffes, lions and hyenas in the African Adventure at the Turtle Back Zoo, bringing all of the zoo’s animals from the largest continent into the same area. Local dignitaries joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Spin Doctors front man and solo artist Chris Barron chats with this week’s host, Kate Brochu, about his musical connection to New Jersey, the inspiration for his new solo album and what fans can expect when he performs at the JCC of Central New Jersey in Scotch Plains on May ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -- The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra will bring concertgoers back to a simpler time with their concert, “The Spirit of 1850,” on Sunday, May 6th at the Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School.  The performance will begin at 3:00 pm, and will feature performances from all three of ...

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MONROE, NJ -- Nine Terrill Middle School band students were invited to perform as part of the Central Jersey Music Educators Association (CJMEA) Honors Elementary Bands at Monroe Township Middle School on Saturday, April 28. As part of the event, students were sorted into three bands and put on ...

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