Arts & Entertainment

September 18, 2018

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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EAST AMWELL, NJ – Today is the second day of the annual Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, held here at the Roger K. Everitt Fairgrounds – formerly known as South County Park. The fairgrounds are located at 1207 Rt. 179, just south of Ringoes. Use Lambertville for GPS. The Fair ...

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EAST AMWELL, NJ - The Flemington Speedway Historical Society will present a display of vintage race cars and memorabilia at the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, which will be held Aug. 22-26 at the Roger K. Everitt Fairgrounds. Some noted vintage cars scheduled for display are the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Arts on Division is presenting “Works on Paper” from Thursday, Aug. 23 to Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Gallery on Division, 15B Division St.,, sponsored by Frontline Arts and Frontline Paper (formerly Combat Paper). Frontline Arts mission is to connect and build communities through ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The XI annual Hillsborough Rotary Fair closed down late Sunday afternoon after a successful six-day run, having entertained thousands of visitors despite the constant threat of rain, thunder and lightning. For the most part, the adverse weather skirted the fairgrounds off ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A late summer lightning storm forced the Hillsborough Rotary Fair to close down two hours early Friday night, but not before a thundering fireworks display lit up the sky, Thousands of people streamed out of the fairgrounds at the conclusion of the fireworks just as the rain ...

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EAST AMWELL, NJ – For more than 500 Hunterdon people, it’s the biggest five days of the year. It’s the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, running Wednesday through Sunday, Aug. 22-26 at the Roger K. Everitt Fairgrounds here. Whether showing sheep, demonstrating robots, performing ...

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The 2018 Hillsborough Rotary Fair opens for its third day Thursday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. The Fair is the premier fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Hillsborough, and enables the Club to make financial contributions to a wide variety of community organizations and causes throughout the year. Some ...

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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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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -The brightly lit midway arch is once again expected to welcome an average of 15,000 local residents to the annual six-day Rotary Fair beginning Tuesday, August 14. Located adjacent to the Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Route 206, the Fair transforms the field into a classic ...

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EAST AMWELL – Will there be a third-time winner in the Truck Pull at the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair? Marc Wirasnik, 27, of Franklin Township (Hunterdon) hopes so. He came in first at the 2017 fair, pulling the weighted sled just over 357 feet, well past the end of the 300-foot ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - There's no carnival rides and no midway, but there's plenty to do at the Somerset County 4-H Fair, celebrating its 71st year of family fun beginning Wednesday, Aug. 8, and continuing on Thursday, Aug. 9 and Friday, Aug. 10 at North Branch Park. There are no admissions or ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Perhaps more than any other borough police officer, Vittorio Spadea is the most recognizable cop in town. He’s the cop pedaling his police bicycle up and down Main Street and the side streets of the borough, waving to pedestrians and motorists, stopping occasionally to talk with ...

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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 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Garden State Radio will perform classic rock from the 80s, 90s and more recent covers Sunday,July 29 as the Somerset County Park Commission continues its series of Sunday evening live concert performances at the Duke Island Park band shell on Old York Road. All concerts are ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Collectors can own a unique piece of New York Yankees history if they attend Joe Bodnar’s Sports Memorabilia Auction this weekend and are willing to dig deep in to their pockets. A pair of cleats worn by former New York Yankees relief pitcher Sparky Lyle in the early 1970s will ...

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WASHINGTON - Bridgewater. NJ resident Gianna Lee Biscione recently traveled to the United States Capitol to see her winning art submission displayed in the halls of Congress. The 18-year-old was selected this year as the winner of the annual Congressional Art Competition in  New Jersey's Seventh ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Amish Outlaws will park their buggy at Duke Island Park Sunday evening, July 22 for a free concert sponsored by the Somerset County Park Commission. The show begins at 7 p.m. at the Duke Island Park band shell on Old York Road in Bridgewater. Guests are invited to bring ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ –Week Two of Starlit Cinema on Division Street in downtown Somerville features “Beauty and the Beast,” beginning at 8:30 p.m. The movie is free. Chairs are provided, or moviegoers are encouraged to bring their own. The Disney classic will be shown on a giant screen with a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Arts on Division is presenting “Visions of Raritan Photographic Society – A Celebration of 90 years” from Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 at the Gallery on Division, 15B Division Street. The Raritan Photographic Society, founded in 1929, is the oldest photography club ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -Tired of wasting your money on summer blockbusters that turn out to be flops and spending $10 on flat soda? Picture this instead: a night out with a guaranteed-awesome movie on a giant screen with a state-of-the-art sound system, surrounded by friends, family, fresh air, and the ...

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  WEST WINDSOR, NJ - Country music artist Jo Dee Messina will headline the “Ladies of Country Concert” on Saturday, July 14, at Mercer County Park, 1638 Old Trenton Road. The concert is part of the five-day 16th annual Freedom Fest State Fair that will be held July 11-15 at its new location ...

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