Arts & Entertainment

November 15, 2019

TRENTON, NJ – From a grand scale performance at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, to an intimate show at a local community theatre, to statewide events organized by the New Jersey Historical Commission, there is much to do throughout the state if you enjoy arts and culture. Legislation ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Bestselling author Fiona Davis was the guest at the 4th annual Book Lovers' Tea at the Hillsborough Library Nov. 2., sponsored by the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey. Library customers had the opportunity to participate in a Q&A with Davis and Carol Fitzgerald ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -The Downtown shopping district was crowded up and down Main Street and Division Street with cute critters, creepy creatures and comical characters on a dark and gloomy Halloween that was brightened by the creativity of the costumes and makeup worn by children and adults. Despite ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mannion's Irish Pub and Restaurant will be celebrating its 20th anniversary Saturday, Nov. 2 with a full slate of Irish entertainment including step dancers and bagpipers but the highlight of the night promises to be a "selfie" on every head of Guinness drawn by bartenders between ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ - Award-winning professional photographer Loren Fisher, a resident of Somerville, has opened the LorenPhotos Gallery at the intersection of Lamington Road, Main Street and Route 202. LorenPhotos Gallery features fine art photos that Loren has taken locally and around the world.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Old Dutch Parsonage historic site at 65 Washington Place, the home of Jacob Rusten Hardenbergh, a founder and first president of Rutgers University, will host an open house Saturday, Nov. 2nd that will focus on "Revolutionary Rivals" and the early days of Rutgers and Princeton ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently presented ceremonial checks to 17 organizations receiving funds through the Local Arts Program (LAP) Grant. The total amount of grants awarded was $54,262.  Monies were awarded to organizations for general operating ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Costumes and spooky home decorations can make for a fun and scary Halloween night, but it's not the ghosts and skeletons you should be worried about. “Parents should prepare and go over Halloween safety plans with their children,” said Somerset County Sheriff Frank J.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Aviator and World War II hero Robert Vaucher, who celebrated his 100th birthday last December, will speak about his memories of Somerville at St. John's Episcopal Church Monday, Nov. 11th. The 7 p.m. gathering is sponsored by the Somerville History Roundtable. The church is ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ   Kids and adults need look no further than Downtown Somerville to find a bundle of Halloween fun beginning this week, from costume contests and a “Howl-o-Ween” dog parade to a Halloween pub crawl, concluding with a “Spooktacular” featuring a giant pirates' ship at Borough Hall on ...

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CAPE MAY, NJ - Bodnar’s Auctions will host it’s first annual Bodnar’s at the Jersey Shore Thursday, Oct. 24th at the Convention Hall on the boardwalk. The  sale will begin at 9 a.m. with an Antiques Roadshow style appraisal event. A $12 ticker entitles the holder to have two items appraised by ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Give or take a few pints, Pat Mannion estimates he and his bartenders over the past 20 years have drawn over 350,000 frothy pints of Guinness for their customers. That number is sure to climb,  just as sure as there are rainbows in the skies over the Emerald Isle, when Mannion's ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County celebrated its cultural heritage with its first-ever first Diversity Festival on Saturday, Oct.12th, on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse and Veterans Plaza across from the county Administration Building at 20 Grove St. It was a busy day in the borough, with ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Not to be overlooked during this weekend's self-guided "Weekend Journey Through the Past" of historical sites in Somerset County is the Derrick Van Veghten House (ca. 1725) where it is said George Washington danced non-stop for three hours with the wife of one of his generals ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County will host its first-ever first Diversity Festival on Saturday, Oct.12th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse and Veterans Plaza across from the county Administration Building at 20 Grove St. “We are excited about the county’s first, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – The Rutgers Jewish Film Festival celebrates twenty years of exploring Jewish history, culture, and identity through film. Running from November 3-17, the festival will feature 19 films, including four New Jersey premieres and a closing night preview screening, and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -Visitors and residents could tell something was happening on Main Street Sunday because there were cars parked up and down the side streets and streets paralleling Main Street, which local officials and businessmen like to call Somerset County's Downtown. Another clue - there was ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The inaugural Somerville Film Fest is the marquee event this weekend, featuring 48 films at seven venues throughout town, with Opening Night Friday, Oct. 4th, followed by parties and more screenings Oct. 5th and 6th. In between films on Sunday, visitors might want to take a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough offered visitors a triple header of entertainment and diversions on Saturday - a visit from Gov. Phil Murphy, a lively Oktoberfest celebration and a giant Sidewalk Sale sponsored by the Downtown Somerville Alliance with bargains up and down Main Street. Murphy spent ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – “The Beat on the Street” featuring live Salsa music and dance will break out on Division Street Friday, Sept. 27th from 6-9 p.m., the latest production of the Downtown Somerville Alliance It’s been a month of special events coordinated by the DSA, with several individual ...

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EDISON, NJ - A massive collection of comic books and action figures has traveled 1,004 miles from Minnesota to New Jersey to be sold at auction by Bodnar’s Auction Sales on Thursday, Sept. 26 at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Ave. beginning at 11 a.m. The sale will also ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Village Brewing Company put out the word, set up the beer and food tents and waited for the crowd. The staff had spent months planning and preparing logistics, food and specially-brewed Oktoberfest beer, and at noon Saturday, the first group of revelers checked in and received ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - "Ein Bier, Bitte." Translated, that's "One Beer, Please," in German. This time of year, that's a popular phrase in any language as nations around the world celebrate Oktoberfest, the German tradition that's all about beer. Locally, Village Brewing Company will host its ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The It was all about jazz Sunday with thousands descending on Main Street Somerville for five hours of music topping off the three-day Central Jersey Jazz Festival, which included performances in Flemington Friday night and New Brunswick Saturday night. Yesterday was the tenth ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Village Brewing Company, which opened in the bustling arts, entertainment and restaurant/retail district five months ago, will host its first annual Oktoberfest celebration Friday, Sept. 21st. The outdoor beer festival will be held across the street from the brewery and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Saturday was Day One of the annual Weekend of Art and Music presented by the non-profit organization Arts on Division, with artists of all ages working with brushes, chalk, markers and spray cans to create a variety of artwork on the Division Street pedestrian mall. “Art All ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Nat Adderley Jr., best known for his work with Luther Vandross, will headline the closing night of the three-day Central Jersey Jazz Festival Sunday, Sept. 15 from 4:45-6 p.m. on the East Main Street stage adjacent to the green surrounding the historic Somerset County ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The lineup of seasoned musicians is set for 14 hours of non-stop sophisticated jazz that will draw thousands  to the three-day Central Jersey Jazz Festival Sept. 13th-15th. All performances are outdoors beginning in Flemington Sept. 13th, 6-10 p.m.; New Brunswick Sept. 14th, 1-6 ...

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  WARREN, NJ - The Somerset County Library System branch is hosting "Out of My Gourd," a 16-piece collection of hand-crafted gourds created by Somerville artist Patricia Farley. ​The collection features gourds that were transformed into art by various techniques including​ ​carving, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerville Arts on Division will present its annual Weekend of Art and Music on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14th & 15th with activity on Division Street  and East Main Street between Bridge and Grove Streets. The 2019 Arts Festival weekend will feature  “Art All Day” on ...

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