Arts & Entertainment

October 16, 2018

MAPLEWOOD AND MILLBURN, NJ -  This weekend, Strut Your Mutt, the annual Essex County Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest, will be held at three locations, including the South Mountain Dog Park. The South Mountain Dog Park event will be on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m., with registration ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Filming for “Joker,” a movie that tells the backstory of the popular Batman villain, is coming to Newark in about a week. Crews will be on hand from Oct. 13 to 16, and a number of road closures and parking restrictions are expected around Downtown during that time. The movie is ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - No one won the $193 million Powerball jackpot, but a $50,000 ticket was sold at the Cedar Grove Foodtown on Pompton Avenue, according to New Jersey Lottery Acting Director James Carey.   The winning numbers for the drawing were 24, 61, 63, 64 and 69 and the Red Power Ball ...

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ROSELAND, NJ - The Essex County Environmental Center’s 14th annual Fall Family Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 621B Eagle Rock Ave. in Roseland. Visitors to the Fall Family Festival can go on canoe trips on the Passaic River or nature walks in Essex ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Chamber of Commerce has announced that the Beginnings concert scheduled for Wednesday night has been canceled once again due to inclement weather.  A new date has not been scheduled yet.

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Construction on the new Turtle Back Zoo entrance started September 4th. The Education Center entrance will be the main entrance for the Zoo during construction. Temporary ticketing options may be available on select days. The new Turtle Back Zoo entrance is set to open ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The new Turtle Back Zoo Flamingo Exhibit, which was officially opened with a celebratory ribbon cutting on Wednesday, has been dedicated as the “Drill Family Flamingo Exhibit” in honor of the West Orange family’s long-time relationship with the zoo. The Drill Family’s ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A Cedar Grove resident and college student hopes to earn the title of Miss New Jersey. Although Alisa Scivetti, 20, has never competed in a pageant before, she is taking on the challenge of competing for the coveted title of Miss New Jersey after applying online for the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Fair is coming back to Garret Mountain Reservation on Thursday, August 16, and will run until Sunday, August 19. Hosted by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders in partnership with Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc., the four day event will feature ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Rain once again interfered with the Cedar Grove Chamber of Commerce's Summer Concert Series at Morgan's Farm.  Monday's concert featuring the Chicago tribute band Beginnings was canceled. This is one of many summer concerts that has been impacted by rainy weather.  It has been ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Due to today's weather forecast, the Montclair Police Department just advised that the Montclair Jazz Festival is canceled. The annual event was to take place in Nishuane Park.     

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Though Mother Nature has not made it easy, the 2018 Essex County Free Summer Music Series will continue through August.   Upcoming concerts feature International Food and Music Festival, Latino Festival, Kennedy Dancers and Alex Bugnon. “Our Free Concert Series offers a ...

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This Weekend in Red Bank, NJ: It's the Convergence of Hollywood, NYC Film, European influence, and raw Home Grown NJ Talent, all Here in New Jersey; The International Monmouth Film Festival.  RED BANK, NJ:  Can you feel it? There's a palpable buzz in New Jersey as final preparations are being ...

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VERONA, NJ - Our Lady of the Lake School and parish are gearing up for another eventful Kinderfest and Oktoberfest weekend this coming fall.  The 9th annual fall festival will kick off with Kinderfest on Friday, September 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. and then conclude with Oktoberfest on Saturday, ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Morgan’s Farm will celebrate Farm Day on August 11 from 12 to 3 p.m., featuring a petting zoo, pony rides, lawn games and more. The Cedar Grove Historical Society's Farm Day celebration includes a chef's cooking demonstration using the farm's fresh produce and tours of the ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — On New Jersey Family’s recently published “Ultimate Bucket List,” the second annual list of not-to-miss places in New Jersey, six Essex County attractions were among those selected as bucket list destinations. New Jersey Family asked its readers to vote for their favorite ...

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BRANT BEACH - Everyone enjoys the excitement of a summer carnival.  It brings out the child in all of us.  Since 1975, St. Francis of Assisi Parish has been hosting the Festival of the Sea Carnival, annually.   The Festival of the Sea begins Wednesday, August 8, and continues through Sunday, August ...

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Directed by Christian McBride, presented by the Bravitas Group & Silver Family Foundation and produced by JAZZ HOUSE KiDS.   Artist highlights include EDDIE PALMIERI Afro-Caribbean Jazz Sextet, CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE Inside Straight, OLIVER LAKE TRIO, THE ROYAL BOPSTERS and JAZZ HOUSE COLLECTIVE.

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Tuesday night’s concert at Morgan’s Farm is canceled due to a stormy forecast.   Garden State Radio has been postponed until Wednesday, August 29th when they will perform Pop-Rock hits from the 80’s & 90’s to today.  The next concert is Monday, August 13th when The Beginnings, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Thousands of people from all over the county came out to Essex County Brookdale Park on the Bloomfield / Montclair border for a concert featuring Billy Gilman from the NBC series 'The Voice.' Fireworks followed the concert.  The evening began with performances by the Belle ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Tuesday night’s concert at Morgan’s Farm is canceled due to a stormy forecast.   The Beginnings, a Chicago tribute band, which was to perform at Morgan's Farm tonight has been postponed until Monday, August 13t.  Next Tuesday night, Garden State Radio will perform Pop-Rock hits ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Three days filled with celebrity guests and showcases from both local and international filmmakers are coming to the city in September. The third annual Newark International Film Festival will return Sept. 6 and run through Sept. 9, 2018. The festival has grown each year since it ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Mike Carella, the Cedar Grove Chamber President, and his Board and Trustees kicked off the 2018 concert Series Tuesday night.  More than 850 people showed up to see The Duprees perform at Morgan's Farm.   The Duprees are an American musical group of doo-wop style who had a series ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A model call will be held on Tues, July 17 from 6-7 pm at the Pig & Prince restaurant for the upcoming fall Montclair Fashion Show.   Hosted by The Montclair Center BID, All sizes and ages are encouraged to volunteer and register. This year’s Montclair Fashion Show will be ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 15th Annual Maplewoodstock Music and Arts Festival, a free, two-day, live music and arts event, will be held this Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, from noon until 10 p.m. each day in Memorial Park.    The 23 bands performing were selected from a record-high 109 ...

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Hammonton, N.J. - When a red oak tree fell on Glen Guarino’s furniture workshop, he didn’t get mad, he got to work. After aging the wood, Guarino, of Cedar Grove, made it into a table called “Sweet Revenge,” a name suggested by a friend. “I’ll get quite a few pieces out ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage throughout our historic Parks System. Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze, and dance to the sounds of summer. On Friday July 13, Billy Gilman of 'The ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Essex County Turtle Back Zoo will have Family Nights with extended evening hours to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the months of July and August, with the last admission to the zoo at 8 p.m. In addition, on Wednesday evenings during July and August, Zoo-vies, ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ – The cast of the 2008 production of RENT: School Edition is set to return to the stage in a one night only benefit concert on Sunday, July 15 at 7 p.m. at Passaic Valley High School in Little Falls. The Passaic Valley Summer Theater alumni will come together after a decade to ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Fireworks displays in Essex County start July 1, and continue every night until Independence Day. Residents will be able to see fireworks in Cedar Grove, Verona, Essex County Brookdale Park, Bloomfield, Montclair, and Nutley.  The Cedar Grove fireworks 2018 display will take ...

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