Arts & Entertainment

May 3, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy today delivered a double-dose of reopening news, announcing that seating at bars and restaurant buffets will return on May 7, and all outdoor gathering limits and indoor capacity caps on most businesses will be lifted on May 19. However, he made it clear that social ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ — Both Barnegat and Ocean Township canceled firework displays last year due to COVID-19 related restrictions. The good news — both communities intend to bring back the big bangs and light displays this summer. Mark your calendars. Ocean Township plans to keep to their ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — As Barnegat budding author Andrew Gibson continues to put the final touches on his real-life “traumedy,” he's asking for help from the community. Gibson actually coined the term “traumedy” as a new book genre, lacing unmistakable ill effects of trauma with a comedic ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — The competition starts off fierce for nine Ocean County pooches nominated the 2021 Hero Dog Awards. They join a pack of more than 400 other heroic dogs, vying for the “top dog” crown. This year marks the eleventh annual American Humane Hero Dog Awards®, an event sponsored by ...

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STAFFORD, NJ — The Stafford Township Recreation Department has announced their Summer Camp program plans for 2021. "We are excited at the thoughts of providing much needed recreation services to the children of Stafford Township in a way that meets or exceeds the guidelines set forth by the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- With each holiday's arrival, one constant in Bloomfield is an imaginative scene on display in front of 226 Lakewood Drive   From elaborate Christmas displays to an essential workers tribute during the pandemic, resident James Joanow utilizes mannequins to help celebrate the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Five artists have been selected by Newark officials to submit preliminary designs for a monument that will honor Harriet Tubman - the heroic abolitionist who made the city an important stop on the Underground Railroad as she led enslaved African-Americans out of the South to ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - This Thursday, Middlesex County officials got to meet Chris Meloni and some Law and Order: Organized Crime crew members as they set up to film at the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Training Center in Edison. Filming gave some locals a behind-the-scenes look at the ...

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NEW JERSEY — “Good trends,” as Gov. Phil Murphy put it Monday, will allow New Jersey to expand its COVID-19 gathering limits. The changes go into effect immediately. Religious services at churches, mosques and other houses of worship will be allowed to run at 50% capacity. Also in effect, two ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Before he even hit his fifth birthday, Nicholas Carmino discovered he loved art. Now 13, the Barnegat teen entrepreneur believes there’s a market for his paintings. With a few sales already under his belt, Nicholas launched his online gallery on Instagram this week. His portraits ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Rock legends and New Jersey Hall of Fame inductees Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi represented their home state at the Inauguration Day festivities for President Joe Biden on Wednesday, Jan. 20.  The Boss kicked off the show with an acoustic version of "Land of Hope and Dreams." ...

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BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Long Beach Island natives, Rob and Jane Romanowski are proud to announce the launch of Queen City Cycle Boat, making its debut for the 2021 season. The Queen City Cycle Boat will be Jersey Shore's first and original pedal powered party boat, the Beach Haven couple told ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - It may be sweater weather, but plans for summer begin with a winter trip. The LBI Region invites you down to sample an extraordinary destination where winter activities are set with pristine beaches, legendary pine forests, and historic downtowns.   Planning trends this year ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - In the midst of this terrible pandemic there are some opportunities for social enjoyment on the horizon in our area.   The Black Whale in Beach Haven has the following entertainment:        Thurs 1/14  6 p.m. — Chris Fritz       The Old Causeway ...

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LITTLE EGG HARBOR, NJ - Jay Zimmerman, producer of the Stage Road Winter Wonderland, extended his thanks and appreciation to all who helped create and participate in this event in a video shared to the Facebook event page. In the video, Jay also shared that, due to the massive response, there ...

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LBI REGION, NJ - As celebrations continue throughout the season, finish strong with some local events that support the community organizations as well as businesses. Drive through a Winter Wonderland through Dec 30 located at 218 Stage Road in Little Egg Harbor. This free public event is open ...

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BEACH HAVEN, NJ - This Saturday, December 12, head to Bay Village in Beach Haven for the 6th Annual "Cookie Wars" event.  Beginning at 11 a.m. taste cookies from each participating business in Schooner's Warf and Bay Village. Each will bake their tastiest cookie and have it individually wrapped ...

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LITTLE EGG HARBOR — Jay Zimmerman is no stranger to hard work. He is currently a Captain with Great Bay EMS, owner of two area businesses, and also volunteers with other local organizations. After experiencing months of quarantining along with multiple event cancellations, he decided ...

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BEACH HAVEN, NJ — COVID doesn't have to ruin everything. Santa and Mrs. Claus will still be making their annual visit from the North Pole to Long Beach Island. On Saturday, November 28, from 1-2 p.m. families can still enjoy a safe and fun festive afternoon while Santa and Mrs. Claus visit from ...

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SHIP BOTTOM — Anybody out there frustrated? The LBI Region tradition of the Ship Bottom Christmas Parade was canceled this afternoon. Another sad loss due to the pandemic.  Here is the statement from the parade leadership team: The Borough is sad to report that considering the latest Covid ...

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STAFFORD — Who remembers Bruce Ciangetti, the local legend and owner of the former Red Rocker music shop in Manahawkin? The Red Rocker Record shop was the place for musicians to hang out.  Retired Stafford Police Officer Chris Fritz developed a passion for music when he worked for Bruce when he ...

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LBI REGION, NJ — The Long Beach Island Region plans to ring in the holiday season with a forty one year tradition, the Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade. The event will take place on Saturday December 5 stepping off at 1 pm along Long Beach Blvd from 5th to 25th Streets.  The Borough of Ship ...

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SPRINGFIELD/JERSEY CITY, NJ -- With the sale of the New York Mets to Steve Cohen marking the end of the Wilpon era, fans are re-energized about the team. When they initially bought their stake in 1980, the Wilpons built a winning team and delivered a World Series victory in 1986. However, after the ...

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STAFFORD - The Mainland Kitchen and Pub on Route 72 in Manahawkin has a great weekend of activities planned.  Chris Fritz performs today, Friday 10/23 from 6 to 10 p.m.  Tonight on Mischief Nihgt there will be a Lights Out Race at the Mainland Adventure Park.  Saturday features a Costume ...

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STAFFORD — The Tide Table Group of Restaurants has the following entertainment options this upcoming week in Stafford and Long Beach Island.  The Old Causeway Steak and Oyster House is offering the following entertainment beginning tonight, Friday, October 30. Tonight 5 pm.  Mike ...

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BRANT BEACH — The Ocean County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh celebrated a successful year on a beautiful October afternoon on Saturday, October 10. The club members, friends and family gathered together to celebrate with food, drinks and music by Shillelagh member Shay Mac. The event took ...

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STAFFORD — Main Street Alliance Church in Manahawkin is again offering a Trunk or Treat event for the community. The event will take place on October 31 from 2 to 4 p.m.  All are welcome to attend. To provide a Trunk for the event, please register here.  Main Street Alliance website ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Local residents will want to mark their calendars now for October 24th for some free entertainment at the Barnegat Municipal Dock. The Township Committee in conjunction with the Barnegat Recreation Department has plans for both the old and young at heart. “Joey D Rockin Oldies ...

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Ocean County, New Jersey- The New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund (NJACRF) is now accepting grant applications. This fund was established to ensure the survival and strength of the state’s arts and culture sector during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. No organization or culture worker has ...

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LBI REGION —  It is time to clear the calendars and schedule in a harvest of unique October full moon fun. These event organizers have put safety protocols in place to align with COVID-19 precautions. Fall Fireworks at Fantasy Island - October 10 at 8pm! Kick off the spookiest season of the year ...

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