Arts & Entertainment

February 22, 2020

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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FLEMINGTON, NJ - “I’ve cried in pretty much every Cup we’ve won,” Tiger Woods told Golfweek on the heels of winning the Presidents Cup in Australia last week, adding,“I’ve been doing this a long time. Any time you have moments where you’re able to do something that is bigger than us as an ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Still at it after 35 years, The Nerds will visit the Somerville Elks club on Route 28 in Bridgewater for a Saturday, Jan. 17th show in support of programs at Immaculata High School. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $60 and include the show, hors'd'oeuvres, coffee and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The 20th anniversary Stars and Promises band, led by Jimmy Buffet's lead guitarist Peter Mayer, pulled into Somerville on their tour bus for a Christmas concert Friday night at the United Reformed Church to perform and renew acquaintances with a loyal following, some of whom came ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A pop-up snow squall, single-digit wind chill temperatures and cheek-numbing winds this week accompanied the arrival of a pop-up igloo village on Division Street erected in the shadow of the borough's Christmas tree. Coincidence? The calendar does say that Saturday, Dec. 21st ...

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EDISON, NJ -  Here's an alternative to shopping at the mall, buying online or flipping through the pages of a store catalog. Bodnar's Auctions will be selling thousands of items, perfect holiday gifts, everything from antique furniture to duck decoys, fishing reels, vintage cookie jars, kitchen ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance is building an igloo village, a one-of-a-kind public seating experience on Division Street. The igloos will formally open Saturday, Dec, 21st and will be available for free to the public through Friday, March 13.  Each igloo will feature ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – Guitarist and singer-songwriter Peter Mayer of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band and the Peter Mayer Group will bring the 20th anniversary of his widely acclaimed Christmas tour, “Stars and Promises,” to United Reformed Church, 100 West Main St., on Friday, Dec, ...

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  SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A free Holiday Choral Concert featuring the Somerville High School choir and choirs from several area high schools will be presented by United Reformed Church on Friday, Dec. 13th at 4 p.m. in the 600-seat sanctuary located at 100 W Main St.    Choirs from Somerville High ...

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BRIDGEWATER. NJ - On Sunday, Dec. 15th, the Raritan Valley Symphonic Band will present its annual holiday concert “Reflections” at Bridgewater-Raritan High School. 600 Garretson Road at 3  p.m. Admission to the concert is free. Artistic Director Dr. Christopher G. Sumner designed the program ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - The Arts & Design department at Raritan Valley Community College will present its annual Holiday Art Show and Sale, Dec. 9-13. in the Art Gallery on the lower level of the College Center. Gallery hours for the show and sale are Dec.9-12, noon-8 p.m.; and Dec. 13, noon-6 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Families coming to the Celebration of Lights firemen's parade down Main Street on Saturday may want to consider a hearty spaghetti dinner served by the Boy Scouts of Troop 83 before, during or after the parade, which will begin at dusk. the fund-raising dinner will be served at ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – The "Gift of Art" Holiday Sale featuring local artists and artisans will be hosted by Arts on Division on Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8 from noon-6 p.m. each day at 190 West Main St., former site of The Melting Pot restaurant. Artwork for sale includes  ceramics, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Cyber Monday is almost 250 years distant from Gen. George Washington's 1778-79 Middlebrook Encampment in central New Jersey, but the Somerset County Historical Society has a proprietary connection between the two.  Online registration opens on Cyber Monday for the SCHS  "Dance ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Santa Claus came to town Saturday night where an anxious crowd waited for him to kick off the borough's Holiday Jubilee with the official lighting of the Christmas tree. A convoy of fire trucks led by a police cruiser led Santa down Main Street before  he was dropped off at the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Merchants up and down Main Street and throughout town are joining the nationwide celebration of Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30th, with specials and discounts for holiday shoppers. Doors open at 10 a.m., with most stores remaining open through 9 p.m. A detailed list of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Jason Kraska, chairman of the borough's Recreation Commision, has been checking the weather forecast for days now, and he's relieved to inform participants in the 4th annual 5K Turkey Trot that the 9 a.m. race time forecast is calling for partly sunny skies and temperatures in the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Gallery on Main's "Artist of the Month" exhibition for December features paintings by Hackettstown artist Melissa Silvestri. Admission is free, and Silvestri’s works are available for purchase.  Meet the artist at a free opening reception on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 5-7 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The 4th annual 5K Turkey Trot hosted by the Somerville Recreation Department kicks off at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28th, with 1,000 or more runners expected to compete. The staging area, start and finish line is adjacent to Engine Company No. 1, 170 E. Main Street at ...

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