Arts & Entertainment

December 14, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - One of the holiday season's most popular family events -- the 41st Annual Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge -- will be open daily for public tours through most of December. The Somerset County Park Commission's EEC each year presents ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - “The Somerville Caroling Festival,” sponsored by the Somerville and Ridge High School Music Departments and featuring the choirs of several local high schools will take place on Friday, Dec, 14 at 4 p.m. in the 600-seat sanctuary of United Reformed Church,100 W Main St. Choirs ...

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WARREN, NJ - Everyone loves Santa. Hundreds of Warrenites braved the rain to see Santa at the Holiday Walk sponsored by the Warren Township Chamber of Commerce this year. The event started at 3 p.m. at the Pheasant Run Plaza, where Santa Claus arrived on a fire truck  to a waiting crowd.

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WARREN, NJ – Some 22 student actors supported by some 65 student and staff crew members at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) brought to energetic life the dense polemic that is the heart and soul of Arthur Miller’s drama, “The Crucible.”  The student Script and Cue Drama Club ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center will present Somerset County’s 41st annual Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center located at 190 Lord Stirling Road. The 41st Festival of Trees opens to the public on Saturday, Dec. 1 and will ...

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WARREN, NJ - Ho. Ho. Ho. The Warren Township Recreation Commission has been approved by Santa to collect the mail from Warren's children. The red mailbox will be back in front of the Warren Township municipal building for the drop off of letters to Santa. Mail will be accepted through 4 p.m. on ...

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NEW JERSEY - Yes, the Garden State is known for its malls. The state actually has more than 50 with some larger than others. However, New Jersey doesn't hold the honor of opening the first indoor mall, Minnesota has that. New Jersey opened the second. The Cherry Hill Mall first unlocked its doors ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait on line for tickets! Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Holiday season anticipation was in the air – literally – as balloons and robotic floats to be used in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade were being tested Saturday morning in a parking lot behind Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford. Christmas magic was made as the balloons ...

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WARREN, NJ  – Student performers sang some 17 songs, including many from Broadway Musicals or from popular recording artists, at the 2018 “Cabaret Night,” which was staged by the Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Script and Cue Student Drama Troupe, on Thursday, Oct. 18, in the school’s ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in cooperation with the Somerset County Business Partnership, have announced the winners of the fourth annual “Show us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens” photo contest for residents and county staff, designed to showcase the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- What better day to release a video called "Monsterz" than on Halloween?  Scotch Plains-based musician Billy Wilkins released his latest single at midnight on the spookiest day of the year.  "It's an upbeat song, actually," the singer/guitar player said. "The song is about ...

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WARREN, NJ - Arthur Miller’s iconic Tony Award winning drama, “The Crucible,” will be performed by the student actors of the Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Script and Cue Student Drama Club at 7 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15, 16, and 17, and at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Somerset County Park Commission will welcome ghosts and goblins of all ages to the Colonial Park Putting Course on Colonial Drive for an evening of spooky miniature golf at Mischief Night Madness on Friday, October 26, 2018, from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. (Rain date Saturday, October ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Actor and Scotch Plains resident Garry Pastore has been cast as a supporting lead in Shooting Heroin, a film that tells a fictional story about the ravages of the opioid epidemic in small-town America and what happens when members of community take matters into their own ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ — Irish eyes were smiling brightly at the 98th running of the Far Hills Races on Oct. 20. Irish-bred horses won four of seven races, and those which were not born in the Emerald Isle were trained or ridden by people with Irish backgrounds. To kick things off, British-bred ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Watchung Hills Marching Band took first place at the Ridge Competition on Saturday night, and won best music and best percussion awards.   Watchung Hills Marching Band students have been working hard since August to perfect their  skills. Their hard work paid off with a ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ – State, County and local law enforcement agencies plan a coordinated crackdown on underage drinking at Saturday's Far Hills Race Meeting. Police will conduct identification checks of underage individuals suspected of drinking alcoholic beverages on the race grounds. Those ...

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  WARREN, NJ - Cheese. Warren Recreation is hosting the first annual photo contest starting now and ending Dec. 15.  This contest is open to all Warren Residents and the subject matter of the photos can be anything about Recreation in Warren Township such as sports, nature, events, etc.  The ...

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  WARREN, NJ -  Brite Nites is canceled on Saturday, Oct. 13. “Due to the additional rain Saturday morning, the parking and event fields are unusable and we have decided to CANCEL TONIGHT's Brite Nites event, for Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.,” Wagner Farm Arboretum said. “We sincerely apologize ...

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  WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Green Team, in partnership with the Watchung Hills Regional High School Environmental Club, will hold a free showing of “Saving The Great Swamp: Battle to Defeat the Jetport, ” on Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in the South Auditorium at Watchung Hills Regional High ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - It's the rummage sale that puts Far Hills on the map for bargain hunters -- the much awaited giant rummage sale organized each October (and April) to raise funds to assist patients of the Basking Ridge-based Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills. This year's fall VNA ...

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SOMERSET HILLS, NJ _ For the eighth year, art lovers in Basking Ridge, Bernardsville and nearby have an opportunity not only to see some of the talented artists in their area, but also to experience where and how they work. This year's ARTsee Open Studio Tour runs from noon to 5 p.m. on ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Roseann Woods Brown, Chief of Staff to state Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman and former Somerset County deputy clerk, will try her hand at mixing drinks behind the bar at Verve Restaurant, Bar & Bistro Wednesday night to help raise money for a mural project in downtown ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Each October, the Lord Stirling 1770s Festival portrays life the way it was lived here in Somerset County in the 18th century _ with volunteers helping to guide activities and play roles at the annual event. The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center ...

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WARREN, NJ - It’s back! Returning for a seventh year, Wagner Farm Arboretum’s spectacular Halloween-themed event “Brite Nites” showcases an elaborate display of intricately and creatively hand-carved and lighted pumpkins.  Meander through the garden path filled with breath-taking pumpkin ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Volunteer Fire Department will host its 13th annual car show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, at the municipal grounds, located at 46 Mountain Blvd. Gates open at 6 a.m. for participants and the show, featuring race cars, antique and classic cars, trucks ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — “This season is about people who came here and were changed by all that embodies the American experience,” David Wroe, music director and conductor of Westfield's own New Jersey Festival Orchestra said. “Lazarus' poem at the foot of the Statue of Liberty cries ‘Give me your ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione urges residents to participate in the “Walk, Bike, Hike Somerset County: Connecting Vibrant Communities Transportation Study,” by taking an online survey and/or by commenting on an interactive map.   The deadline for residents to provide their ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Leonard J. Buck Garden will hold a program on one of the most royal of insects in our area _ “The Magical Mysterious Monarch” _ from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23 at Leonard J. Buck Garden, 11 Layton Road in Far Hills. Cynthia Hedin, ...

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