Arts & Entertainment

September 19, 2018

FAR HILLS, NJ — For the first time in its nearly century-long history, the Far Hills Race Meeting will offer pari-mutuel wagering on all of its races on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. With the introduction of wagering, Far Hills Race Meeting delivers on a long-held promise, pairing betting with its ...

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FAR HILLS, N.J. — For the first time in its nearly century-long history, the Far Hills Race Meeting will offer pari-mutuel wagering on all of its races on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. With the introduction of wagering, Far Hills Race Meeting delivers on a long-held promise, pairing betting with its ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Like comedies--especially musical comedies? Or do you prefer dramas? Would you love to go see a Broadway play? Of course, many New Jerseyans are reluctant to trek into the city on their own. The Bernards Township Parks & Recreation department schedules bus trips to ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH) is hosting a "Community Celebration" next month and everyone is invited. The Sept. 15 event will take place at the Brick Academy parking lot from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. If it rains, the outdoor event will take place Sept.

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FAR HILLS, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Leonard J. Buck Garden will hold a program on one of the most royal of insects in our area _ “The Magical Mysterious Monarch” _ from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23 at Leonard J. Buck Garden, 11 Layton Road in Far Hills. Cynthia Hedin, ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Another installment of the popular Elder Voices Roundtable will be held at the Brick Academy in Basking Ridge on  Sept.9. The free event, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., will be hosted by The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH). “Meet senior citizens in a small ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Fair came to North Branch Park last week, as thousands visited the grounds to see all the 4-H has to offer. Guests enjoyed seeing cows, pigs, goats, sheep, dogs and many more animals, while also exploring trains, RC cars, artwork, plants and much more ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Free Summer Concert Series at Duke Island Park on Old York Road in Bridgewater concludes the 2018 season on Sunday, Aug. 5, with the country rock of Kinderhook and a classic Carole King tribute. The concert is scheduled from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A lot of history had been made in Basking Ridge and surrounding towns even back when The Historical Society of The Somerset Hills (THSSH) was founded in 1928, and THSSH continues making, recording, and presenting history 90 years later. Along with holding with yearlong ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Caritas Chamber Chorale, which rehearses in Bridgewater, is holding auditions for its 2018-2019 season. Auditions will be held in August, and all voice parts are welcome, although tenors are particularly encouraged. The Caritas Chamber Chorale is an ensemble of more than ...

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PEAPACK NJ - When Michael Martin was born nearly 40 years ago, he was diagnosed as a spastic quadriplegic.  All four of his limbs were compromised, and he would never be able to speak. “We were told he would be a vegetable,” says his father Alan.  “We recognized, though, that he had a nice ...

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BEDMINSTER TWP., NJ - During their courtship and marriage, John Adams and Abigail Smith Adams exchanged over 1,100 letters, many filled with intellectual discussions on government and politics considered an invaluable account of the Revolutionary War. Abigail, a fierce advocate of rights for women ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - The organizers of Downtown Somerville Restaurant Week concede it’s  an idea that is long overdue, so they’re rolling out the welcome mat, setting their tables, and offering a Prix Fixe menu certain to appeal to customers old and new. Beginning Monday, March 19 and running ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The legendary “Luck of the Irish” was in full force at Sunday’s 27th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, resulting in the perfect blend of all the right ingredients. There wasn’t a cloud in the bright blue sky as the parade got under way shortly after 1 p.m. Led by Grand ...

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SOMERSET NJ - The Somerset County Democrats held their annual “Comedy and Cocktails” Fundraiser event on February 22nd at the Imperia in Somerset, with well over 100 people on hand. The event was headlined by comedian Tim Hayes, and featured the annual “Funniest Politician” Contest. Winner Liz ...

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PEAPACK NJ - New Jersey Theatre Alliance presents staged readings from plays written by five playwrights in the Matheny Medical and Educational Center’s Arts Access Program.  The program empowers individuals with disabilities to create art without boundaries.  2018 marks the milestone ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - Somerset County Park Commission Leonard J. Buck Garden will begin celebrating the coming of Spring by hosting the annual “Art & Photography Exhibit” focusing on the beauty of the diverse moods and seasons of Leonard J. Buck Garden. Creative works on display will feature the ...

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BERNARDSVILLE NJ - A con artist, a strait-laced librarian and a whole lotta all-American elements are featured in one of the most well-known musicals of all time, “The Music Man,” which will be presented at 7 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, March 3, and 2 p.m., Sunday, March 4, ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - "Romancing the Stars," a special Valentine's Day "date night" presentation will be hosted at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium on Saturday, Feb.10, at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. Couples ages 16 and older are invited to enjoy a light-hearted look at ...

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GLADSTONE, N.J. — On Friday, Jan. 19, the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation will be hosting a benefit event at the International Polo Club in Wellington, Fla. The "Triumph in Tryon" gala, co-chaired by Jim and Haity McNerney, will help raise funds for the USET Foundation to further ...

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NEW YORK, NY – Walter Fuhrman Palmer, the head electrician at the venerable New York Times newspaper more than 100 years ago, helped to create a legacy shared by tens of millions of people who have jammed Times Square on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the traditional countdown to the New ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center is presenting Somerset County’s most creative and beautiful winter spectacular, the 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center located at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, New ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ - The 15th annual Colonial Christmas celebration at the historic Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum off Route 206, will be open to the public for the next two weekends, Nov. 25-26, and Dec. 2-3. The event will be open daily during both weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All invited ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - A massive crowd of 40,000 tailgaters and horse enthusiasts, young and old alike, swarmed the small town of Far Hills yet again for the 97th annual Far Hills Race Meeting. The race fans and partyers arrived Saturday at Moorland Farms adorned in their best fall attire. The day's ...

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  BERNARDSVILLE NJ - Bernards High School will present its fall production, “One Man, Two Guvnors,” for a three day run.   The show will be presented at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 27, at 2 & 7 p.m. on October 28, and at 2 p.m. on October 29, in the BHS Performing Arts Center, 25 Olcott ...

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BERNARDSVILLE NJ - There's a pond.   There are fish.   There are kids.   So why not have a fishing derby?  That's exactly what the Bernardsville Recreation Department did on Saturday, September 30. The Michael Nervine Pond in Bernardsville was stocked with 10 to 12 inch rainbow trout in ...

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PEAPACK-GLADSTONE, NJ – Today, it seems we live in a culture of “yes.” Skim any lifestyle blog or self-help book, and you’ll find a new list of 15 ways to transform your life with those three little letters. Say “no” at your own peril, they caution, because you’ll certainly miss out on that next ...

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  BASKING RIDGE, NJ  - Lord Stirling's estate at the Somerset County Environmental Education Center will slip back in time on Sunday, Oct. 1 for the Living History 1770s Festival. Lord Stirling will be spending the day at his estate, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m., eager to answer questions ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The Belle Tones performed at the Raritan Public Library Saturday in honor of the weekend leading up to the Basilone Parade Sunday. The Belle Tones are a musical trio who sing and dance their way from the 1920s through the 1950s, especially patriotic songs. They have performed at ...

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