Arts & Entertainment

September 19, 2020

WAYNE, NJ – Next Saturday, Sep 26, the Wayne Parks & Rec is hosting the first annual Wayne Cornhole Tournament and registration is closing this week.  “We are looking for the best of the best in Wayne for Cornhole,” said Tim Roetman, the Director of Parks & Rec. “It will be a fun event ...

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WAYNE, NJ – We are getting used to so many things being canceled because of COVID-19. For the Wayne Parks & Recreation Department, this past spring and early summer has been a quiet time. However, September is looking like a fun month for Wayne Township as the Recreation Department is moving ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The Summer Concert scheduled for tonight is still on!  The Wayne Township Municipal Complex has power so the show must go on. Tonight's concert features Country Comfort. "North Jersey's Premiere Country Cover Band," says their Facebook Page. They will be playing hits from today's top ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Richie Esquiche is an artist who lives here in Wayne. One of his latest pieces has been chosen to be a part of the “Flag Project: Celebrating New York” and will be hung as a flag along with several other chosen pieces surrounding the iconic skating rink at Rockefeller Center. The ...

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WAYNE, NJ – As day turned to dusk, the music began and played until it was almost completely dark. Wednesday night’s summer concert series was one of the most anticipated shows in the lineup as the Sensational Soul Cruisers brought the funk to Wayne. A ten-piece band featuring horns, drums, ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Director of Wayne’s Parks and Recreation Department, Tim Roetman had to make the tough decision to reschedule tonight’s Summer Concert with the Kootz. Powerful thunderstorms are predicted to come across Wayne at just the wrong time and for safety’s sake, the call was made to cancel ...

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WAYNE, NJ – For 50 years, the Wayne PAL has been running their summer camp program, but, as with just about everything in 2020, their camp will be doing things a little different this year. Safety is at the forefront of this camp, which kicked off last week. “We will strive to make this summer ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Wayne Valley High School Salutatorian for the class of 2020, Andrew Paul is a unique individual, wise beyond his eighteen years, deep, precise and introspective. As the Salutatorian, Paul was expected to speak at his graduation, and because of the global pandemic, he had two ...

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WAYNE, NJ – With so many aspects of our daily lives going ‘virtual’ because of fears of COVID-19, the news that something has gone ‘actual’ comes with hope,nostalgia for the old days before the pandemic, and that sense of worry that seems to pervade the air around us. The Wayne Boys and Girls ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Bibliophiles rejoice! The Wayne Public Library will re-open their doors for the first time in over three months on Wednesday, July 8. Stacks of books for all ages and all genres, movies, music, magazines and more will be available at your [clean] fingertips. The public’s safety is ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The threat of rain did not stop the British Invasion of Wayne as “London Calling” a Beatles tribute band played on Wednesday night on the second night of the Township’s Summer Concert Series. The lawn and the parking lot in front of the Wayne Municipal Complex began to fill up by ...

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WAYNE, NJ – On what may have been a perfect evening, with humidity low and temperatures around 80 degrees, the Wayne Summer Concert Series kicked off with ‘52nd Street,’ a Billy Joel tribute band. They played on a stage set up on the lawn between the two entrances to Town Hall. Approximately 200 ...

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WAYNE, NJ – In the midst of a mini-heatwave, the opening of the James Roe Pool in Wayne came just in time, providing cool relief and unofficially kicking off summer.  With the sounds of splashing, children’s laughter and shouts of joy; with sunlight reflecting off moving water and the smell of ...

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WAYNE, NJ – With the loosening of the restrictions on outdoor gatherings, the Wayne Parks and Recreation Department is moving forward with their Summer Concert Series starting this week on Wednesday, June 24. Because of the pandemic, there was a question whether these events would be allowed to ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The COVID Pandemic shut down so much of our daily lives and hit the Wayne Parks and Recreation Department the same way.  They are used to providing a plethora of activities all year round for all ages of Wayne residents.  Unfortunately, all their activities were forced to be canceled, ...

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WAYNE, NJ – A common concern of modern parents is that their children are spending too much time online, not experiencing enough social interaction and missing out on learning necessary skills in this area. With young people communicating more via text or through social media platforms than they do ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Despite the coronavirus pandemic that has shuttered businesses and schools and forced residents into their homes for the foreseeable future, popular children’s author, entertainer, and Wayne resident Jolie “Miss Jolie” Della Valle has just launched her second children’s book, aptly ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Brookdale Senior Living had some juniors come for a dance party on Wednesday afternoon when children’s performer and author Miss Jolie brought her unique form of music games and dance to the assisted living facility. Children came to the show with their mothers and fathers to dance ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Longtime Wayne resident and author, Jeffrey J. Antonucci, will be having a book discussion and signing at the Wayne Public Library on Sunday, February 9, 2020 as he continues to promote his acclaimed novel Deep Within A Blueberry Sky. The event goes from 1:30pm – 4:30pm This is ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The Wayne Hills High School (WHHS) photography students recently hosted their second Annual Photo Gallery. The event was open to the public in the Commons, with a truly spectacular display of photography.  The WHHS jazz band kept the evening lively with upbeat music, while parents, ...

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WAYNE, NJ – For the third year in a row, the Wayne Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the Wayne Township Summer Concert Series. For 2020, the lineup has expanded from five shows to seven starting June 24 and ending on August 12. “We are even more excited about this year’s ...

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WAYNE, NJ – On Thursday, December 5, the Wayne Township Christmas Tree was lit, officially ringing in the Christmas season. A huge crowd gathered on the beautiful, but chilly evening outside of the Wayne Municipal complex to enjoy free hot chocolate and gaze at the dazzlingly bright lighted ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The official Wayne Township Documentary Hills and Valleys: A Journey Through Wayne is having its last free showing tonight at Wayne Valley High School at 6:30pm. The event is free, but filmmaker Paul Bastante is asking that attendees bring something for the Wayne Interfaith Network ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Elks Lodge #2181 held their 2nd annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony this past Sunday to launch the holiday season. The event featured an amazing array of lighted trees, structures and vehicles including Wayne Fire Company #1’s lit-up Water Rescue Rig and Wayne Fire Company #4’s ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Wednesday night was the VIP sneak peek of the new Cinemark Theatres at Willowbrook before its official opening on November 21. On hand were Wayne Mayor Chris Vergano, Jamie Dykes from the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce and Nancy Barbary the Senior General Manager of ...

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The New Cinemark Theatres at Willowbrook has agreed to donate tickets to their exclusive, invitation-only VIP night on Wednesday, November 20th for the Wayne Interfaith Network Food Pantry food drive sponsored by Silk City Films, Realty Executives and TAPinto Wayne. The Cinemark VIP invitation ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Wayne Documentary, Hills and Valleys; A Journey Through Wayne premiered the weekend of November 2 to very positive reviews but many missed out on the opportunity to see the film on the big screen.  Another viewing has been scheduled on the Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving, ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Friday night marked the first of three performances of Beauty and the Beast at the Rosen Performing Arts Center (RPAC) at the Wayne YMCA. The October musical each year at RPAC is the flagship show that begins the season. “This is my favorite show we do every year because of the ...

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For two days at the end of October, Dey Mansion will come alive again as General George Washington’s headquarters as it was in 1780.  During the weekend event held October 26 and 27 enactors will camp at the Dey Mansion and live life as if it were 1780.  “Guests can expect to learn what life ...

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