Arts & Entertainment

February 17, 2019

EDISON, NJ - Bodnar’s Auction Sales is gearing up for the 5th annual Classic and Sports Car Auction on Saturday, Feb. 23 when the red carpet will be rolled out for some beautiful classic and sports cars that will cross the auction block. The event is held in conjunction with the NJ Home Show at ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Bridgewater-based Green Planet band is kicking off its 2019 mall tour, and is also planning a stop at a local haunt in Somerville Friday. The band will perform at the Dragonfly Music and Coffee Cafe at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15. In the band are 13-year-old singer and guitarst Kylee ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - “Join us! We have magic to do just for you!” When the curtains open on Somerville High School’s production of “Pippin,” on February 28, March 1 and March 2, the cast entices the audience to suspend their reality for a few hours and go with them on an adventure. The exuberant ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Scholar, athlete, actor, singer and global activist. These are the faces of Paul Robeson, whose graduation from Rutgers College in 1919 is the subject of a yearlong centennial celebration by Rutgers University-New Brunswick. The Zimmerli Art Museum will feature six portraits ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Cupid is working overtime in downtown Somerville, helping merchants throughout the retail and restaurant district prepare for Valentine's Day Feb. 14. Just how well do you know your Valentine? Come to downtown Somerville to find out, and for those who imbibe, there's a special ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - State Assemblyman Roy Freiman will host the second Hillsborough Township School District Art Recognition Program located at his district office, 390 Amwell Road, Suite 301 on Feb. 6 from 6-7 p.m. "I am proud to be showcasing and commemorating the art of Hillsborough Township ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Valentine’s Day will soon be here and fif you're looking for a way to please that someone special, look no further than the merchants in Downtown Somerville for that special gift, romantic meal with drinks or memorable experience. Weather-permitting, there will be complimentary ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - A popular - and sweet - demonstration for both children and adults showing how maple sugar -- used for real maple syrup -- is produced from male trees will return for its seasonal run from Feb. 16 through March 10 at the Somerset County Environmental Education ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots will welcome Corbin Bernsen, one of the stars of "Major League," the classic baseball movie that will celebrate the 30th annivesary of its release at TD Bank Ballpark Aug. 11th. Bernsen portrayed third baseman “Roger Dorn” in the movie, which chronicles ...

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PEAPACK, NJ - When Dana Chernock, Old Master Painting & Sale Coordinator of Sotheby’s international auction house in New York, visited the Matheny Medical and Educational Center’s Arts Access Program last year, she was struck by “the thoughtful process through which each piece of artwork is ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters annual Winter Train show at the Ted Blum 4-H Center, 310 Milltown Road is being held Jan 26-27, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12 years old. Children under the age of 2 years old are free.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - "Quakers - The Quiet Revolutionaries," a new documentary by Rocky Hill filmmaker Janet Gardner will have its New Jersey premiere in the spring 2019 New Jersey Film Festival at Rutgers University at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8. The screening will take place in Voorhees Hall, 71 ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - High school students are invited to share substance use prevention messages through their original music as part of the 2019 New Jersey Shout Down Drugs contest. The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey is accepting entries through Friday, Feb. 1. Students interested in sharing ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Jim Walsh, longtime member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, St. Patrick's Division, has been named Grand Marshal of the annual Main Street St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 10 by the Somerville St. Patrick's Parade Committee. A dinner and reception to honor the Grand Marshal ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A doctoral student in ecology and evolution is turning microorganisms into art, and her hobby into a powerful tool for genomics studies at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Julia Van Etten’s Couch Microscopy Instagram page has attracted close to 18,000 followers in a year and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Tony Brokenborough and Carol Freedman, owners of Carol’s Creative Chocolatez on Division Street, hosted a private event for the residents of Brandywine Living, who made the trip earlier this week from their residence in Princeton to spend two hours immersed in the world of ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College’s Visual and Performing Arts Department will present: I.S. + I.A.D., an exhibition of work by RVCC independent study students and current students and alumni from the Interior Architecture and Design program, Jan. 22-Feb. 8, in the Art Gallery on ...

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EDISON, NJ - Bodnar’s Auction Sales will greet the New Year with boxes and lots of old comics, books on comics, SuperHeroes, action heroes, and a collection of Danbury and Franklin Mint limited editions as well as die cast miniature automobiles. The live auction begins at 11:15 a.m. Jan. 5 at ...

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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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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The United Reformed Church, 100 West Main St., hosts the annual Central Jersey Twelfth Night-Boar’s Head Festival on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 4 p.m. All are welcome to come and revel in the celebration of the Twelve Days of Christmas, as they did in Elizabethan times. A cast of 125 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Everyone but the brewmeister will be working Tuesday at Village Brewing Company. Just two months away from drawing the first mug of "Somerville Red" and other craft beers brewed on the premises, the owners of what will be the largest micro-brewery in Somerset County were busy ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - The Elf will hop off his Shelf for a few hours on Saturday, Dec. 15th, for the 7th annual “Elf on the Shelf Run for Awareness” sponsored by Steps Together. Accompanied by fellow runners, the Elf will be on the loose for several hours and will do his best to stick the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - “The Somerville Caroling Festival,” sponsored by the Somerville and Ridge High School Music Departments and featuring the choirs of several local high schools will take place on Friday, Dec, 14th at 4 p.m. in the 600-seat sanctuary of United Reformed Church,100 W Main St. Choirs ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The curtain goes up on the world premiere of "And My True Love Gave to Me," an original Christmas comedy written by township resident Luigi Jannuzzi on Thursday, Dec. 13 at the Hudson Theatre Works, 80 Hauxhurst Ave., Weehawken. Show times are 8 p.m. Dec. 13-15, and 5 p.m.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerville Chamber Choir will perform at the 11th annual Stars & Promises Holiday Concert Dec. 7, which features Peter Mayer, lead guitarist for Jimmy Buffet’s Coral Reefer Band, at the United Reformed Church, 100 West Main St. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of volunteer firefighters and first responders from throughout the state will festoon their emergency vehicles with strings of light and blow-up cartoon characters for the V!I annual Holiday Lights Parade Saturday, Dec. 1, beginning at dusk. Sponsored by Somerville ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerville Arts on Division presents the 2018 Holiday Art Crawl on Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. from 1-6 p.m. each day. The “Crawl” will present the works of numerous local artists beginning at the Gallery on Division, 15B Division St. featuring original paintings, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Whitehouse Wind Symphony, a community band under the direction of Branchburg resident James P. Sheeley, Jr., will present four separate holiday concerts in December at various locations throughout central New Jersey. This year’s program is entitled “A Holiday ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Get out the mixing bowls and wooden spoons - it's time to get baking. The Friends of the Somerville Free Public Library, a branch of the Somerset County Library System, are sponsoring a Gingerbread House Contest.  Entries may be submitted by individuals, families, or ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A soggy Santa is better than no Santa at all - so the big guy with the rain-soaked beard and red velvet suit didn't disappoint the crowd assembled on Division Street Saturday night for the official tree lighting ceremony marking the official start of the downtown Holiday ...

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