Arts & Entertainment

November 16, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Not only are merchants in downtown Somerville rolling out the red carpet for Santa’s arrival, they’re sweeping off the welcome mat for visitors and shoppers this holiday season starting off with Small Business Saturday just two days after Thanksgiving. It's a magical time of the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Johnny Lombardi, aka "Gemini," is the comedic version of a one-man band. He can do it all – depending on his mood and the audience, Lombardi will kibitz with the crowd, fire off one-liners, dazzle with his magic or bring life to a family of sharp-tongued ventriloquist ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in cooperation with the Somerset County Business Partnership, have announced the winners of the fourth annual “Show us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens” photo contest for residents and county staff, designed to showcase the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Artist Doug Hoekzema has traveled the world painting bigger-than-life murals on the facades of commercial buildings, hotels, resorts and convention centers, but none perhaps as heartfelt as the three-story mural that emerged over the past four days on the stucco wall of  Redelico's ...

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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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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Roseann Woods Brown, Chief of Staff to state Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman and her husband Raymond, retired Somerset County Parks director, stood on Main Street late Tuesday afternoon fighting back the tears and painful memories as their son's friends, Doug Hoekzema and Bhakti ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Hundreds of trick-or-treaters were disappointed last year when a Halloween trunk-or-treat event was cancelled at the last minute. That won’t happen this year. The Downtown Somerville Alliance, in conjunction with the borough’s Recreation Department, have joined together with ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - A field tucked away in a small suburban neighborhood in New Jersey might be the last place outsiders would expect to find one of the most prestigious steeplechase events. But for the 40,000 attendees – many of whom attend year after year – the Far Hills Race Meeting is no secret; ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Somerset County Park Commission will welcome ghosts and goblins of all ages to the Colonial Park Putting Course on Colonial Drive for an evening of spooky miniature golf at Mischief Night Madness on Friday, October 26, 2018, from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. (Rain date Saturday, October ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - It's one of the major social and sporting events in New Jersey's horse country, and beyond. The Far Hills Race Meeting, due to return to Moorland Farm this Saturday, Oct. 20, will also bring something new to the party this year, with the launch of pari-mutuel betting. Some ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough has been awarded $126,147 by the Somerset County Freeholders for ongoing preservation work at the historic Somerville Borough Hall. The former Daniel Robert House, completed in 1888 in the Gothic-Revival style,was the home of New York businessman Daniel Robert.  It ...

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EAST AMWELL, NJ - The eighth annual Flemington Speedway Historical Society Car Show featuring hundreds of classic, vintage, hot rod and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles will be held Saturday, Oct. 20th from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. rain or shine at the Roger K. Everitt Fairgrounds, 1207 Route 179, just ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Leonard J. Buck Garden has scheduled “Autumnal Brilliance – A Flower & Landscape Photography Workshop” for Tuesday, Oct.23 from 9-11:30 a.m.at Leonard J. Buck Garden, 11 Layton Road. The workshop will be hosted by professional photographer ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Spiderman was there. So was the Michelin man - and the dependable Somerville firemen who barbecued hundreds of pounds of roast beef as they've done for almost 30 years during their annual fund raiser at the fall Somerville Street Fair. They came in droves, hundreds of families ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Tours, demonstrations, re-enactments, commemorative history trading cards and more will connect visitors to Somerset County’s rich heritage during the 13th annual Weekend Journey through the Past. Thirty significant historic sites,  around the county, including the Exempt ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - It's the rummage sale that puts Far Hills on the map for bargain hunters -- the much awaited giant rummage sale organized each October (and April) to raise funds to assist patients of the Basking Ridge-based Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills. This year's fall VNA ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The award-winning Somerville High School Pioneer Marching Band will host its 38th Annual Marching Band Festival on Saturday Oct. 6.with 14 high school bands scheduled to perform at the event. The festival will be held at SHS, 222 Davenport St. and will begin at 4:30 p.m. with ...

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  BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Step back in time to the colonial period of American history at the Somerset County Park Commission's Lord Stirling 1770s Festivalon Sunday, Oct. 7 from 11:30 a,.m.-4:30 p.m. at 96 Lord Stirling Road, the site of Lord Stirling’s Manor house. The 1770s Festival promotes ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Roseann Woods Brown, Chief of Staff to state Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman and former Somerset County deputy clerk, will try her hand at mixing drinks behind the bar at Verve Restaurant, Bar & Bistro Wednesday night to help raise money for a mural project in downtown ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Arts on Division is presenting “Strength, Passion and Design,” an exhibit of original art from Thursday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Gallery on Division, 15B Division St.. The exhibit features the works of fourl New Jersey artists including the strong portraits of Aaron ...

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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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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough Council Monday night approved an ordinance that will permit qualified artists to paint murals on the brick facades of buildings in the downtown retail district along Main Street. There are two mural projects already awaiting the approval process. Each is intended to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Rick St. Pierre, owner of Verve Restaurant, Bar & Bistro, woke up Sunday morning, looked out the front window on the upper floor where he lives on East Main Street and watched as his vision began to unfold. Sunday was the climax of the three-day Central New Jersey Jazz ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Division Street pedestrian mall was transformed into an outdoor workshop for artists yesterday as a steady stream of visitors perused paintings, handmade jewelry, ceramics, clothing and other original artwork.  The CC Coletti Acoustic Trio provided live music all day from a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Central New Jersey Jazz Festival concludes Sunday afternoon, with upwards of 6,000 people expected to bring their lawn chairs and their love for music to be entertained in front of the stage on East Main Street, with seating spilling over on to the lawn at the historic ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  -  All that jazz started here ten years ago, and has since found a home in two other central New Jersey locations, a three-day festival of live music, visual arts and fine dining expected to draw thousands of jazz fans from throughout the tri-state region. Founded in 2008, the ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ -The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium in Branchburg is offering shows for all interests in September, including a Led Zeppelin laser concert, a star show based on the Magic Tree House book series, a laser concert for children, and a show that explains the mysteries of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots will host their Sixth Annual Ballpark Comic Con and Superhero Day at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday, Sept. 9th presented by the Hugs For Brady Foundation. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. and last throughout the game scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Ballpark Comic ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The annual Central Jersey Jazz Festival will open here on Friday, Sept. 14. The free three-day event will continue on Saturday in New Brunswick and Somerville on Sunday. The Flemington event is produced and hosted by Flemington Community Partnership. It will be held rain or ...

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EAST AMWELL, N.J. - Lianna Bonacorsi, 17, of Franklin Township (Hunterdon County) is this year’s Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair Ambassador. Lianna has been involved in 4-H for five years and is also active in various organizations at North Hunterdon High School, where she is a ...

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