Arts & Entertainment

May 22, 2020

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove's annual fireworks display will go on as scheduled, but with a few modifications due to COVID-19.  The show is scheduled for July 2 (rain date July 3) and fireworks will be shot off from LRP/Panther Park as in years prior. Unlike previous years, residents will not ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Paddle boating at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex will reopen on Friday with new procedures for sanitation and to promote social distancing.   “With the weather getting warmer and people looking for things to do outside, we are pleased to be able to reopen ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Cedar Grove High School music students joined in to honor first responders and health care heroes on Thursday as part of “Worldwide Day of Gratitude,” a global coming together through the arts organized by the student-run organization, YOUnison. The CGHS collaboration features ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove announced that Community Park will reopen for passive recreation only beginning Friday and Morgan's Farm and the Farmers Market will reopen with restrictions in place.   Passive recreation includes bike riding, jogging, walking and hiking.  Playgrounds and restrooms ...

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Fire Sign Creations Receives Honorable Mention and Exhibition! Cedar Grove resident, Cara Cilento, has become a force to reckon with in the up and coming world of photography and wearable art.      “I really didn’t expect the attention I received.” Ms. Cilento said, “But I’m thankful for ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove High School put together a memorable musical message to the entire community as we all deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.  "This is dedicated to our school district and community but also to help everyone know that we will rise up out of this ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove is celebrating Spirit Week and Tuesday is all about Rainbows of Hope.  Thanks to our readers for sharing their Rainbow Artwork.  Want yours included?  Email jmoreno@tapinto.net TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove  is an online newspaper serving the Townships of Verona and ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A new group has been organized to help celebrate local children's birthdays as it becomes apparent that many kids will unfortunately only be able to celebrate with immediate family at home.The Cedar Grove Kids Birthday Car Train will organize a LONG train of cars every day for ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Residents of Verona and Cedar Grove have been working hard to spread hope and good cheer via sidewalk/driveway art.  We hope you enjoy this sampling.  If you have artwork to share, please email jmoreno@tapinto.net

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Residents of Cedar Grove and Verona are spreading messages of joy and hope like this masterpiece created on Sunday.  Want to share your sidewalk/driveway art?  Email jmoreno@tapinto.net

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  CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Beginning Monday, Cedar Grove Recreation will be holding Spirit Week to help spread a message of unity and togetherness during the COVID-19 crisis. Residents are asked to take pictures of themselves and their family participating in Cedar Grove Spirit Week and send them to ...

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CEDAR GROVE/VERONA, NJ -- Many events in our community have been postponed or canceled in response to the risks associated with COVID-19 or coronavirus.  TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove has compiled a list of what we have seen so far. We know there are more, so if you have an event that you feel should ...

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Thursday is the opening night for the Spotlight Player’s spring musical, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.”  The Tony award winning musical, by Rupert Holmes is based upon the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens has a special twist in that the audience gets to decide how the musical will end.  So the ...

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VERONA, NJ - TheVerona Town Council will conduct two special meetings this week to discuss and finalize the 2020 budget.  Public meetings will be held on Monday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in  Municipal Building, 600 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona, New Jersey. To view Monday's agenda, click here. To ...

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VERONA, NJ - The year is 1895, and London's Music Hall Royale invites you to the premier performance of their new work, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." Join the chairman and master of the music hall, Mr. William Cartwright (Griffin Willner) as he guides the audience through the twisting, tantalizing ...

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The Cedar Grove Education Foundation is proud to present a special screening of the kids TV pilot show ARTHUR FUTURO which was filmed at Memorial Middle School and Cedar Grove High School.   The screening will be held on March 7 at 6 p.m. at the Marie McGuire Auditorium at Cedar Grove High ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - “I pressed play and that was it!”  That was Director Jennifer Jessen-Foose’s reaction after stumbling upon the song There’s Something in the Air Tonight  from Peter Pan, a Musical Adventure while scrolling through her music app.  “I’ve always wanted to do Peter Pan in some form ...

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VERONA, NJ – At a town council meeting on Monday, January 27, Verona Recreation Director Jim Cunningham told the town that the recreation department has no access to the schools for the summer due to the installation of air conditioning systems. With no access to the schools, there are five camps, ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Two short films created by Cedar Grove High School students have been accepted into The Garden State Film Festival.   "It is such a great thrill for our students to have two films in the Garden State Film Festival.  One of our films, Practice, was written by a former graduate ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Are you a senior citizen in Essex County who likes to write?  Share your stories with other residents of Essex County.   The Essex County Division of Senior Services has officially begun accepting submissions for the 2020 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. Local residents ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - When Robbie Vargo set up for Christmas at his Union Street home eight years ago, he purchased a couple thousand lights and set up what he thought was a pretty impressive display. "Then, my childhood friend, who happened to live across the street, said ‘no one is going to look ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Santa Claus will visit Cedar Grove on Dec. 22  escorted by the Cedar Grove Fire Department. Santa will visit North End and South End beginning at 10 a.m. through 6 p.m.  Members of the North End and South End fire companies will escort Santa and help him greet the boys and ...

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VERONA, NJ - Voices of Verona and West Essex will present their Winter Concert on Saturday, December 14 at 7:30pm in the ballroom of the Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona. Tickets are available at the door and are $10, with a reduced price of $8 for senior citizens and ...

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VERONA, NJ - It may have been chilly this past Saturday, but that didn’t stop hundreds of residents from attending Verona’s Fair in the Square. They crowded the center of town to experience the food, fun and friendship of one of the town’s most popular events. Entertainment was provided by local ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The 53rd Annual Tree Lighting was held in Cedar Grove on Friday.  Please enjoy these photos of the event.  If you have photos that you want to add to the gallery please send them to jmoreno@tapinto.net. TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove  is an online newspaper serving the Townships of ...

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VERONA, NJ - Long-time Verona resident, John J. Palatucci, will return to Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall in New York City on Dec. 20 make his fourth consecutive appearance as a guest conductor at the Messiah Sing-In sponsored by the National Chorale.  The Messiah Sing-In, in its 52nd ...

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VERONA, NJ - The annual tree lighting at the Verona Community Center at 880 Bloomfield Ave. scheduled for tonight has been postponed to Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m.   Santa and his elves will be on hand along with live music, crafts and other holiday fun.   TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove  is an online ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove will kick off the holiday season with its annual tree lighting on Friday in front of town hall. This year marks the 53nd anniversary of this holiday tradition and Santa Claus will be on hand to greet the kids. The event will feature crafts for kids, live wooden ...

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VERONA, NJ - The annual tree lighting at the Verona Community Center at 880 Bloomfield Ave. will be Monday.  at 6:30 p.m.   Santa and his elves will be on hand along with live music, crafts and other holiday fun.   TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove  is an online newspaper serving the Townships of ...

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VERONA, NJ – The public is invited to take a Holiday Candlelight Tour of Essex County Kip’s Castle in Verona to view the stained-glass Tiffany windows and learn the history of this hidden gem. They will be held as follows: Dates:             Tuesdays, December 10 & 17 Thursdays, December ...

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