Arts & Entertainment

April 29, 2021

VERONA, NJ — The Verona Police Department in partnership with EZ Ride will be holding a Bicycle Rodeo on Sunday, May 16 and Sunday, May 23. The rodeo is intended to teach children safety aspects of riding such as turning, signaling, yielding and stopping. Due to COVID-19, the group numbers for ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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VERONA, NJ — Matthew Cavallo, the township manager of Verona, said at the last Township Council meeting that discussions have been ongoing about when the community center may reopen to the public. Councilwoman Christine McGrath said, "The Community Center is still closed. Some people are asking ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The upcoming summer will be the second one on which the COVID-19 pandemic has an effect on nearly all aspects of our daily lives.    Pods, social distancing, masks, remote learning, hybrid schedules, cohorts, hand sanitizers, quarantining, capacity limits and Zoom are all ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ — The comedic short film “Mama Drama” will have its world premiere screening at the Garden State Film Festival during the noon-2 p.m. film block, both virtually and in person at the Berkeley Hotel in Asbury Park.  "Mama Drama," an official selection of the GSFF, is the first film ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The township has released the membership rates for the 2021 pool season. Registration is now open. Resident families would pay $568 for a summer membership at the community pool, and non-resident families would pay $1,200. The pool is scheduled to open on time on Saturday, ...

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VERONA, NJ — Membership rates for the Verona municipal pool will increase by 2 percent, except for selected groups, who will not see a change. The Township Committee passed an ordinance amending the rates, which are as follows: TYPE FEE Family Membership $ 485.00 Family w/ Babysitter $ ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — All the snow from the season's first big winter storm on Dec. 17 has melted now, but before warmer temperatures made the snow disappear, plenty of township residents took advantage to build some award-winning snowmen. Making the most of the first significant snowfall since the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — A day after the ceremonial, virtual lighting of the township Christmas tree Friday evening, Cedar Grove residents will have an opportunity to drive through and view this year's tree. Saturday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m., residents can drive through and view the lit tree in front ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Cedar Grove Friday evening will be streamed live, but without in-person spectators. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 in the parking lot of the municipal building. Cedar Grove Mayor Kerry Peterson and members of the Township ...

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VERONA, NJ — The Verona Public Library is closed for the next two weeks. Beginning Friday, Nov. 27, the library's doors will remain shut until Friday, Dec. 11, "out of an abundance of caution." "The safety of the community is our number one priority. Although the doors may close, we still ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- With COVID-19 remaining a presence in Essex County, the Cedar Grove Recreation Department will be offering outdoor programs that would, normally in late fall and winter, be conducted indoors. Winter basketball clinics will be offered for kids in grades 3-8 at the outdoor ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Cedar Grove Township Council will host a Trick or Treat drive-thru this Saturday, Halloween, from 2 to 4 p.m. The event will take place in the parking lot of Town Hall. Kids should wear their costumes and they will receive candy donated by Councilman Joe Zichelli and a ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Five residents of Cedar Grove, and one from Verona, received awards in the 2020 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show.  This year’s contest was conducted virtually because of the coronavirus. Winning entries can be viewed by visiting ...

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VERONA, NJ — Chalkfest 2020 is right around the corner. The contest coordinated by Verona Arts for the best chalk drawing in Verona will take place on Saturday, Sept. 26. An email has gone out to the first 60 households registering about delivery of the free Koss art chalk they will be ...

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N. CALDWELL, NJ - Long-time North Calldwell resident, Fairfield businessman and filmmaker Denny Klein is hosting the virtual West Coast debut of his film “An Inconvenient Time: The Ruth Ravina Story” on August 28th. It is a 2020 Official Selection at the Dances with Films Film Festival. The ...

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In the run up to Saturday night’s Christopher Jackson: Live from the West Side, Jackson held a livestreaming press conference from his Westchester County home yesterday with journalists from the markets which hold the 17 regional theaters and community centers benefiting from this upcoming ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) has announced who the inductees are for the incoming Class of 2019-2020 – a "Who's Who" of some of the Garden State’s best and brightest. Among them are Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, two-time Super Bowl Champion Eli Manning, ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Cedar Grove Fire Department and Recreation Department will co-host Junior Firefighter Day on Sunday, Aug. 16 at Community Park. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., boys and girls entering grades K-6 will receive a punch card that can be filled by participating in a range of activities, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Improvements to make the Junction Train Station at Turtle Back Zoo more handicap accessible have been completed, it was announced by Essex County on Tuesday. The improvements will be unveiled Wednesday morning, according to the office of Essex County Executive Joe ...

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NEW JERSEY — July 27 is National New Jersey Day. Today we're going to find out what's unique about the Garden State, and maybe settle some serious issues. New Jersey was the third state to ratify the Constitution of the United States of America, the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights. New ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - The annual Passaic County Fair held each year at Garret Mountain Reservation has officially been canceled amid continuous COVID-19 concerns. The Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. announced the cancelation citing public health and safety.   “While this decision was not ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - While many communities in Essex County and across northern New Jersey have decided to forego fireworks displays this year, Cedar Grove's annual event will proceed at the start of the upcoming holiday weekend. The township has moved its annual fireworks display from July 2 to ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Coronavirus restrictions in place since mid-March continue to be peeled back amid Phase 2 of the state's economic recovery plan, and the state's efforts to combat the disease are proving so successful that New Jersey is one of four states in line to contain it, Governor Phil Murphy ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Verona Pool will open full-time on July 1 for Verona residents only with membership registration starting Monday, June 22.  The pool will remain open through Labor Day, September 7. As expected, many new rules will be in place due to COVID-19, which include: Members, ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Summer Movies at Morgan’s Farm will return this summer beginning July 14.  Sponsored by Cedar Grove Recreation and the Cedar Grove Municipal Alliance, movies will begin at dusk.  Residents should bring their own chairs and blankets--6 ft. social distancing will be required and a ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove has moved its annual fireworks display from July 2 to July 3 and will now allow people to gather at Panther Park to watch.   The township announced the change on Facebook, noting that the Governor's orders will allow for outdoor gatherings of 500 people starting ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - For the first time in memory, the Cedar Grove Town Pool will not open for the summer.  The Town Council agreed at a staff meeting on Monday to keep the pool closed for the season.   The pool, which typically opens Memorial Day weekend, has been closed due to the COVID-19 ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – The annual Essex County Summer Music Concert Series and fireworks displays will be canceled t his summer due to the coronavirus pandemic.   “Our Summer Concert Series and Fireworks Spectaculars are much anticipated events that attract spectators from throughout Essex County ...

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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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