Arts & Entertainment

June 23, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Summer Stage Concert Series continues on the Division Street pedestrian mall Saturday, June 26, with a return performance by the hard-driving cover band Mail Order Bride. MOB, a four-piece cover band from Freehold, opened the 2020 concert series. Featuring two guitarists, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance is inviting the community to its Family Pride Night event Thursday, June 24 from 6-9 p.m. The family-friendly event will feature discounts, specials and deals at stores throughout downtown Somerville, as well as live music, entertainment, a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Diversity Festival Committee is seeking performance artists and community groups to showcase their artistry at the 2021 Somerset County Diversity Festival in October.  Performers will be expected to entertain for 30- to 45-minutes, and their performances ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Summer Stage Concert series continues Saturday, June 19 with a three-hour concert performed by the Frost Kings beginning at 6 p.m. on the Division Street pedestrian mall. The FrostKings are an R&B, swing and blues band based in northern New Jersey. From their website: ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - After a year’s hiatus due to COVID restrictions, the annual Rotary Fair and Business Expo will once again transform the Hillsborough Promenade fairgrounds at 315 Route 206 into a classic carnival with a colorful midway, over 20 amusement rides, games of chance, fireworks, food ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Today is recognized as Flag Day in the United States, but the borough will wait until Friday, June 18 for its official celebration on the green surrounding the Historic Somerset County Courthouse. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Sweet Fanny Adams is a musical group that journeys back to the 1970s, delivering their versions of songs by The James Gang, The Faces, The Rolling Stones and Joe Cocker while adding a mix of original songs in an early 70's rock style.  The group will be on the Somerville Summer ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Tyrone Stackhouse Project celebrated a Saturday night return to normalcy on the downtown Summer Stage with a three-hour show that was somewhat overdue. Rain had canceled the May 29 opener of the series; scheduled to perform was The Outcrops. On Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Tyrone Stackhouse Project, one of the busiest cover bands in central New Jersey, will take the stage Saturday night on the Division Street pedestrian mall for three hours beginning at 6 p.m. performing an eclectic mix of rock, funk, jazz, Motown, and R&B hits. The free ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic convinced organizers and sponsors months ago to shift the venerable Tour of Somerville bicycle races from the traditional Memorial Day weekend to the end of summer. Those who were planning to visit Somerville on Memorial Day to take ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Two signature events are set to kick off in downtown Somerville Memorial Day weekend, the Friday night Cruisers and on Saturday night, the Summer Stage concert series. Hundreds of exotic, vintage, hot rod and classic automobiles will be parked along Main Street, with many of the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Jeffrey Ye, a student at Hillsborough High School, won Honorable Mention for his painting "Constant Change" in the annual Congressional Art Competition open to students in New Jersey's Seventh Congressional District. First place was awarded to Claire Downey, Hunterdon Central ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Division Street pedestrian mall in the downtown retail/restaurant district will host several dance troupes Saturday, May 22 to celebrate Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage month. The music and cultural performances are hosted by the Downtown Somerville Alliance in ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance is bringing back that pre-COVID energy this season, with a weekly calendar full of their classic summer events set to return beginning Memorial Day weekend. These fan favorites include the Friday night Cruise Nights, the Saturday night ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Help Wanted: The Downtown Somerville Alliance is looking to hire a full-time Program Coordinator. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Coordinator provides support for the Downtown Somerville Alliance, Inc., with marketing, planning, development, coordination, and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The popular Thursday night Starlit Cinema series will return to Division Street this summer, one year after the COVID-19 pandemic shut off the projector and darkened the big screen. The Downtown Somerville Alliance sponsors the free weekly event, beginning July 1 through Aug.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of County Commissioners has awarded a total of $61,880 in 2021 Local Arts Program grants to 11 organizations. “The arts are important to society for many reasons, especially this past year when people have been dealing with the pandemic,” said ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance has released the 2021 Summer Stage outdoor Concert series schedule featuring several bands that performed during last year's pandemic, as well as six new bands that specialize in blues, classic rock, folk, country - even an Elvis ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Shaun Daley, co-owner of Gallery on Main, has been entrusted with family keepsakes, faded photographs, tattered documents and other treasured heirlooms, carefully restoring these fragile items to near- or original condition. Few of those items, however, can match the historical ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A sense of normalcy is returning to the streets of Downtown Somerville. Two signature events are set to kick off Memorial Day weekend, the Friday night Cruisers and on Saturday night, the Summer Stage concert series. Hundreds of exotic, vintage, hot rod and classic ...

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BRANCHBURG. NJ - The Art & Design Department of Raritan Valley Community College will present the annual RVCC Student Art Exhibition in two installments this year. Both parts of the exhibition will be virtual. The online show can be viewed at https://bit.ly/studentartshow-part1. Part II of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Spring has sprung, with crocus and daffodils popping up through the ground, soon to be joined by umbrellas and tables popping up in front of restaurants throughout the downtown dining and shopping district. All sidewalk cafe licenses issued last year have lapsed; restaurant ...

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    BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission has canceled the 2021 Fourth of July celebration and Fireworks show at North Branch Park and the Somerset County 4H also announced Thursday that for the second year in a row, the Somerset County 4-H Fair scheduled for Aug. 11-13 at ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Jessica Hermann, a Hillsborough High School senior and winner of the Postcards for Kids contest sponsored by the Hillsborough Education BORO PRIDE Project will have her artwork showcased on a billboard along Route 206. Close to 200 students from the Auten Road School, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - "Studio at the Hill," a locally-produced comedy show with puppets, skits and magic will premiere its latest episode March 28 at the Reading Cinemas in Manville. The 2 p.m. show features Johnny Lombardi, aka "Gemini." Guests are asked to arrive no later than 15 minutes before ...

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EDISON, NJ - Middlesex County officials got to meet Chris Meloni and some Law and Order: Organized Crime crew members last week as they set up to film at the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Training Center. Filming gave some locals a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the new ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy has eased restrictions on the number of people permitted to attend indoor and outdoor sporting events, religious gatherings and other entertainment events. The changes go into effect immediately. - Religious services at churches, mosques and other houses of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - While there is no evidence of a birthday celebration for George Washington in 1779, the General did attend a few parties in central New Jersey around the time of his 47th birthday on Feb. 22 that year. Details are provided in a video posted on YouTube, as part of a virtual ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of County Commissioners has announced the winning entries for the 2020 “Show Us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens” contest. “There are so many remarkable photographers in Somerset County that we always look forward to seeing the images people ...

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