Arts & Entertainment

May 20, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The venerable summer Cruise Nights, a Friday night tradition on Main Street for 30 years, has been canceled for 2020, a victim of social distancing and concerns over crowd control during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Tuesday's announcement by the Downtown Somerville Alliance comes ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- For only the second time in a storied history dating back to 1940, the Tour of Somerville bicycle races will not be held this Memorial Day weekend. World War II stopped it first, now an international conflict of a different kind, the Covid-19 pandemic, will put the brakes on ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Central New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th, has announced the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for high school students in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots hosted an Opening Day At Home event to virtually entertain fans who were not able to celebrate at TD Bank Ballpark on Friday, May 1st. Opening Day At Home was a day-long event that engaged fans on all the team’s social media platforms, mainly focused on ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The hospitality igloos on Division Street were dismantled Tuesday, and though the brightly-colored tables, chairs and umbrellas that will replace them are still packed away, the Downtown Somerville Alliance is forging ahead, making plans for the summer. "Here in Downtown ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Some of the Garden State's most famous sons and daughters -- including Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Jon Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny DeVito, Chris Rock, Kelly Ripa, Tony Bennett, and Saquon Barkley -- are lending their support for the Jersey 4 Jersey fundraiser today at 7 p.m.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Guitarist David Dedrick worked off his play list, took requests and played from his heart Saturday night during a solo performance streamed live on Facebook to help raise money for the Front Line Appreciation Group of Somerville. FLAG of Somerville, launched just a few weeks ago ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Health care workers, first responders and area restaurants will benefit from a virtual fundraising concert on Facebook April 18th, featuring Somerville musician David Dedrick. Proceeds will be turned over to FLAG (Front Line Appreciation Group) of Somerville, which purchases ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Even though it's in their job description, Easter bunnies were unable to hand out candy this year because of social distancing mandates demanded by the government. But that didn't stop a pair of Easter bunnies determined to lighten the mood and spread some good will up and down ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance has launched its new “Somerville at Home” website, a digital resource dedicated to promoting the small businesses of downtown Somerville during the coronavirus pandemic. The website – www.somervilleathome.com - went live on Friday, April ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Brittany Burton, owner of the Revive Consignment Store at 30 South Doughty St., will host an online spring fashion sale Saturday, April 11, followed by an Easter Sunday egg hunt in her backyard featuring her pets - two pot-bellied pigs named Weston and Sophia - just for the fun of ...

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EDISON, NJ - :Like so many businesses caught in the grip of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Bodnar's Auctions has been forced to readjust and adapt to the circumstances. There will be an auction tomorrow, as scheduled, but things will be a bit different. For good reason. Bodnar's has ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance, which represents the retailers in "Downtown Somerset County" is working to counteract the downside of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its impact on businesses in the popular retail and restaurant district. Retailers and restaurant owners ...

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Editor's Note: This is an update to a TAPinto story posted Wednesday night: SOMERVILLE, NJ - The sponsors of the annual St. Patrick's Parade down Main Street agreed Thursday morning to cancel this year's event because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), citing concerns for the safety of spectators ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Two contestants from Somerville made the final cut in the open auditions held Saturday at Bridgewater Commons Mall to perform the Star-Spangled Banner at TD Bank Ballpark this summer prior to the start of Somerset Patriots baseball games. More than 80 vocalists and musicians ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Dozens of performers dazzled the judges at Bridgewater Commons Saturday afternoon with their renditions of Broadway show stoppers, pop tunes, country songs and classic rock, hoping to outdo the competition for the opportunity to sing the National Anthem this summer at TD Bank ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Gallery on Main’s "Artist of the Month" series continues with an exhibition of photography by Metuchen artist Imma Barrera on view now through March 31st. A free opening reception hosted by the artist will be held at the gallery on Saturday, March 7th, from 5-7 p.m. Refreshments ...

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 WARREN, NJ - Throughout the months of February and March, explore New Jersey and more through the art of Somerville resident Les Floyd in the Art Space at the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey’s (SCLSNJ) Warren Township Library branch, 42 Mountain Blvd.. The 14-piece collection ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Forget social media and online dating. Let’s bring back some good ole fashioned matchmaking… Well, hello, Dolly! On March 5, 6 and 7, Somerville High School time-travels to the turn of the 20th century in its production of the long-running, boisterous Broadway musical about a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Division have selected the winners for this year’s fifth annual photo contest “Show Us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens.”  Residents submitted photos that highlighted the beauty ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Leonard J. Buck Garden began celebrating the coming of Spring Tuesday with the opening of its annual “Art & Photography Exhibit” focusing on the beauty of the diverse moods and seasons of Leonard J. Buck Garden. The exhibit is presented in ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - From star shows specifically geared for children, to programs focusing on the wonders of the universe, to laser concerts featuring music by the Grateful Dead and top female artists - the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium offers a wide range of entertainment in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Bundle up with that special someone for a romantic horse & carriage ride down Main Street Friday night, the perfect complement to a romantic Valentine's dinner in the downtown restaurant and shopping district. There are two staging areas: the entrance to the Giardina Walkway ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - The public is invited to attend a variety of programs at Raritan Valley Community College in honor of Black History Month. Unless noted below, the following programs are being presented free of charge to the community: “Passion and Soul: The Legacy of Blues Music in American ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Continuing a tradition in the Northeast United States begun centuries ago by native Americans and colonists, the Somerset County Park Commission invites children and adults to a 90-minute program to witness how maple trees are tapped, learn about sap collecting methods from the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters will celebrate their 20th anniversary as a 4-H club and the only O guage 4-H club in New Jersey. Their annual Winter Train show will be held at the Ted Blum 4-H Center, 310 Milltown Road on Jan. 25th and 26th, from 10 a,m,-5 p.m. both ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Nature Through a Child's Eye, the 28th annual exhibit of children's art with an environmental theme, will be on display at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center (EEC) at 190 Lord Stirling Road through Sunday, Feb. 2. The EEC is open every day ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College is offering several works for children and their parents in February, including a show focusing on activist Rosa Parks and a stage version of the beloved classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The productions, part of the Theatre’s ...

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EDISON, NJ - Bodnar’s Auction Sales will host its first sale of 2020 on Jan. 4th, with items from several local estates including prized George Nakashima furniture and Lalique decorative glass, all sold to the highest bidder with no reserve prices. The Nakashima pieces come from a Metuchen  ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Central Jersey Twelfth Night Boar’s Head Festival will take place on Sunday, Jan. 5th at 4 .p.m at United Reformed Church; 100 West Main St. All are welcome to come and revel in the celebration of the Twelve Days of Christmas, as they did in Elizabethan times.      The ...

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