Friday, July 31, 2015


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Classic Albums Live Performs Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours

WHEN: Thursday, August 13 at 8 pm
WHERE: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown
TICKETS: $35 – $45
Tickets at 

Enjoy a note-for-note, cut-for-cut recreation of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, as performed by Classic Albums Live. Classic Albums Live recreates the greatest rock albums in history with skilled vocalists and musicians who honor these works with no gimmicks, no make-up or other illusions employed by tribute bands. The musicians go to great lengths to faithfully recreate every sound on the original album. The shows are treated like recitals, with the album being performed in its entirety.

Human Nature<br />Las Vegas Nevada USA<br />Feb 18 2013<br />All Photos By Denise Truscello<br /><br />Photos By: Denise Truscello<br />

Human Nature: The Motown Show

WHEN: Wednesday, August 19 at 8 pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown
TICKETS: $29-$69
Tickets at 

Human Nature, Australia’s top selling pop vocal group and a Las Vegas favorite, have reimagined the sounds of Motown to bring you a show that’s as unexpected as it is amazing. The critically acclaimed quartet puts a modern twist on classic Motown hits, featuring songs by the Four Tops, the Supremes, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder and more. They’ll have you dancing and singing in the aisles as you remember exactly why these songs are timeless.



Holmdel Theatre Company proudly presents William Shakespeare's

TWELFTH NIGHT (Or What You Will)

Directed by Tom Frascatore

"It is beautifully directed, masterfully acted and funny as hell. The costumes are perfection, the pacing is modern and fresh and you'll see some performances by local actors that will have you smiling with delight. I cannot recommend this highly enough. GO!"

"You will be astounded by this production--funny, fresh, and completely comprehensible. Kudos to Tom Frascatore for directing such a masterful production. You will truly regret missing this if you don't go see it."

WHEN: July 31, August 1, 7, 8 @ 8 PM; Matinée on Aug 2 @ 2 PM

Cast: Brian Craig, Michael Kroll, Myles Linzey, Caitlyn Manning, Alicia Moeller, Olivia Mullen, Dave Murray, Christopher O'Neill, Dan Peterson, Mark Piltz, Brett Sabo, Tarantino Smith*, Wesley Swan, Casey Woods
*Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.

TICKETS: Students $12, Seniors $17, Adult $22
Please note all online order are subject to a $3 Processing fee.
At door orders are subject to a $1 Facility Fee.

WHERE: Holmdel Theatre Company at The Duncan Smith Theater, 36 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel NJ 07733 (on the grounds of the Holmdel High School)

FREE Monthly Reading Series!
First Monday of every month 7:00 PM

by Jon Heron
Monday, August 3, 7:00 PM

NO READING IN SEPTEMBER! Enjoy your Labor Day!


The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
By Washington Irving Adapted by Chris Cook
Directed by Melanie Taylor
WHEN: Monday, August 10th 7pm – 10pm; Tuesday, August 11th 7pm – 10pm. Callbacks if necessary Thursday August 13th 7pm-10pm
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Thursday, July 30, 2015


Members registration now open; General registration opens August 3

WHERE: Zimmerli Art Museum, Hamilton & George Sts., New Brunswick

Wednesdays / 4:15 to 5:45 pm

6-8 year olds and 9-14 year olds

September 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4, 11, 18; December 2, 9

Children discover the secrets of drawing when they participate in the Zimmerli's Drawing Club. Aspiring artists learn drawing techniques, including pencil and charcoal, and such genres as still life and portraiture. The classes are led by professional educators Patricia Brace and Grace Jackson, who address the needs of both beginners and advanced students.
Online registration is now possible through our collaboration with the Mason Gross Extension Division. The link directs you to the Zimmerli class listing on the Mason Gross Extension Division site, where you can create an account through ASAP and begin your registration.

Zimmerli Members: Please contact the Education Department at 848.932.6787, or, for your individual discount code.

Saturdays / 12:30 to 2:30 pm

September 26, October 10 & 24, November 14 & 21, December 5

Each Drawing Society session is overseen by master artists Wes Sherman and Tom Rutledge. The museum provides drawing boards, live models at select sessions, and professional instruction; participants are asked to bring their own drawing pads, portable easels, and other materials suggested by the instructors. These sessions are for artists aged 18 and older. Space is limited to 16 participants.

Online registration is now possible through our collaboration with the Mason Gross Extension Division. The link directs you to the Zimmerli class listing on the Mason Gross Extension Division site, where you can create an account through ASAP and begin your registration.

Zimmerli Members: Please contact the Education Department at 848.932.6787, or, for your individual discount code.

Collaboration with Mason Gross Extension Division

The Zimmerli has partnered with Mason Gross Extension Division to provide an expanded selection of art-making classes. ART-haus Academy offers basic art courses that inspire creative evolutions. Each course focuses on specific skills and ideas that interweave in a mosaic of insights. Classes taking place at Mason Gross this fall include Art Making A-B-C, Basic Drawing and Painting, Intermediate Drawing and Painting, Advanced Drawing and Painting, and Painting 1A (collegiate level for precollege students.) For more information about Mason Gross classes and online registration, visit the Mason Gross website.

The Zimmerli is closed from August 1 to 31.
Join us September 1 for Art After Hours: First Tuesdays.
Our fall exhibitions include
Melvin Edwards: Five Decades
September 1, 2015 through January 10, 2016


Children's education programs at the Zimmerli are funded in part by the
Walter and Adi Blum Foundation, Inc., and Art Within Reach.
The Zimmerli Art Museum's operations, exhibitions, and programs are funded in part by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and income from the Avenir Foundation Endowment, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Endowment, and the Voorhees Family Endowment, among others. Additional support comes from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; the Estate of Victoria J. Mastrobuono; and donors, members, and friends of the museum.




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This fantastic summer camp for kids ages 4 to 6 is a little art history and a whole lot of fun!

Children will take a journey through art and time to create collages and paintings inspired by some of the all-time great Masters including Henri Matisse, Alexander Calder and Claude Monet.

Camp starts Monday, Aug. 10 at 9 a.m. Seating is limited so sign up today! Or, go here to find our complete list of camps.

WHERE: Hunterdon Art Museum, 7 Lower Center St., Clinton

Images: Henri Matisse, Woman with a Hat, 1905 (detail); Claude Monet, Portrait de Jeanne Serveau, 1880.

Programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, New Jersey Cultural Trust, Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, The Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation, Investors Bank, The Large Foundation and corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Hunterdon Art Museum is a wheelchair accessible space. Publications are available in large print. Patrons who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired may contact the Museum through the New Jersey  Relay Service at (TTY) 1 (800) 852-7899




Park Bench
Second Wednesday of the Month, August 12, 9:30–11:30 a.m.

Theme: Spirals
$18 per family/$6 Family-level Members and above
Cash only accepted day of the event

Summer Park Bench will be held outside with the MAM Art Truck! MAM Park Bench introduces children (preschool and up) to the Museum through a themed art project, tour, and storytelling in the galleries.

Where will you meet MAM? Visit to see the MAM Art Truck schedule or follow the MAM Art Truck on social media with #MAMarttruck. See you around town!

The Art Truck was acquired with funds from the Partners for Health Foundation, whose vision is to make our communities healthier, better places to live.



Artful Outing
First Wednesday of the month, August 5, 2–3 p.m.
FREE; RSVP to 973-259-5136 or
MAM invites people with dementia and their care partners to attend a FREE, interactive gallery program led by MAM docents and educators. Coordinators at care facilities, please contact us to make an appointment for your group.

Closer Look Tours
First Friday of the month, August 7, 2 p.m.
Coincides with the MAM’s Free First Fridays
Join us for informal 30-minute gallery talks that provide an in-depth examination of one to two works of art on view in the galleries. Tours are led by MAM educators and docents.

Public Tour
Third Sunday of the month, August 16, 2 p.m.

Free with Museum admission
Discover the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions through a docent-led tour.



Eric Carle: Animals and Friends
WHEN:  opens Saturday, September 12!

Featuring work by the acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator Eric Carle (b. 1929), this exhibition highlights the artist’s meticulous preparatory process and key childhood themes of animals and friendship. It includes more than 60 original collages, studies, and book dummies/mock ups.

Members Opening, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
MAM members are invited to an exclusive first look and brunch reception. RSVP to
Not a member? Join MAM today!

MAM Lawn Party, 12–5 p.m.
The community is invited to a daylong celebration featuring a special Parents Who Rock 10th Anniversary Benefit Concert for MAM. Join us on the lawn and enjoy performances by over 20 local bands and performers including Warren Zanes, family-friendly activities, and food vendors serving a variety of delicious fare. Free with suggested donation; all proceeds support MAM’s art education programs designed for special needs audiences.


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Exhibitions on View:
 Illustrations and Literary Themes in American Art: Works from the Collection,New Native American Collection Installation of Pueblo Indian Pottery, Basket Mania: Collecting Native American Basketry in the Late Victorian Era, and Robert Barry: Diptych, Window-Wallpiece for the Montclair Art Museum

3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042



Book by Delia Ephron, John Forster and Judith Kahan
Music and Lyrics by John Forster
Based on the Book by Delia Ephron

WHEN: Thursday, July 30, at 7:30 pm, Friday, July 31, at 7:30 pm ; Saturday, August 1, at 2:00 pm. Limited seating available.
Fairleigh Dickinson University, The Barn Theatre, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ
Click here for directions
TICKETS: $10 for Adults, $5 Children & Students
Madison Senior Citizens - No Charge (Call Madison Senior Center 973-593-3095)
Non-Madison Senior Citizens - $5
Call 973-514-1787 X31 or order on our website

The first musical version of HOW TO EAT LIKE A CHILD was produced for television in 1981 as an NBC Project Peacock special, starring Dick Van Dyke. Using songs from the television show, it was adopted for the stage as a musical revue to be performed exclusively by children. The show is a collection of songs and sketches and is meant to be a guide to the art of being a child told from a child’s point of view.



WHEN: August 1 through November 29, 2015
Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown, NJ

The Morris Museum is proud to announce its newest exhibition, The Fashionable Child: 200 Years of Dressing Our Children.  The show will explore the history of children’s fashion from the early 1800s to the present.

Featuring exquisite objects from the Morris Museum’s collections, visitors will be delighted and charmed by designs for play days, holidays, and everything in between. The Fashionable Child will include more than fifty outfits ranging from special occasion wear and christening gowns to playwear, sleepwear, and outerwear. Children’s accessories will include a variety of bonnets of different sizes, straw hats, and caps, as well as shoes ranging from spats to saddle shoes to Mary Janes. In addition to the lovingly preserved outfits, the exhibition will also feature a variety of toys, baby quilts, children’s dishes, feeding utensils, and children’s furniture.

“The Museum has a rich history of presenting exhibitions that showcase fashion,” said Linda Moore, Executive Director of the Morris Museum. “We are delighted to be able to continue that tradition with this enchanting show featuring costumes for the youngest members of society.”

About the Morris Museum
Founded in 1913, the Morris Museum is an award-winning, community-based arts and cultural institution which serves the public through high caliber exhibitions in the arts, sciences and humanities.  The Museum also offers educational programs, family events, and is home to the Bickford Theatre and its wide range of performing arts offerings. Continuously serving the public since 1913, the Morris Museum has been designated a Major Arts Institution and has received the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ Citation of Excellence, among other awards. The first museum in New Jersey to be accredited, the Morris Museum was re-accredited in 2013 by the American Alliance of Museums. 

The Morris Museum is a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

The Museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 pm. In addition, the Museum is open evenings from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on the second and third Thursday of the month. Admission to the Museum is $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and senior citizens. Admission is always free for Museum members.  For more information, call (973) 971-3700, or visit


WHEN: August 21, 22 at 8 PM and August 23 at 2 PM
WHERE: UCPAC Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton St., Rahway
To purchase tickets, click here.

The Vanguard Theatre Company presents...

WHERE: UCPAC Main Stage, 1601 Irving St., Rahway
WHEN: August 19 at 12 PM, August 21 and 22 at 8 PM, and August 23 at 3 PM
To purchase tickets, click here.

Fearless Productions presents...

WHERE: UCPAC Hamilton Stage
WHEN: September 11-27. 
Click here for dates and times.



Members of AAA, students, seniors, Friends of Union County Arts Center, Discover Jersey Arts members, veterans and active members of the U.S. Military – and 10% off Group Sales to groups! Click Here for Info...

YOU CAN order online, call (732) 499-8226 or stop in to visit our friendly box office staff at 1601 Irving Street in downtown Rahway Arts District. 

There are NO FEES no matter how you choose to buy your tickets!



CSN Songs: Celebrating the Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
WHEN: Saturday, August 8, at 8 pm
David and Carol Lackland Center on the campus of Centenary College; 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown
ADMISSION: $30.00 in advance.  As with all jazz, concerts and special events ticket prices increase $5.00 day of event.
For more information or to purchase tickets visit or call (908) 979 – 0900.  Tickets may also be purchased in person at the CSC box office in the David and Carol Lackland Center on the campus of Centenary College; 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ.  The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5pm and two hours prior to every performance.

The music was born in the summer of 1969 at the famous “Woodstock Music Festival” in New York. It was when David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash hit the stage that the face of folk/rock music would be changed forever.

Their legacy continued throughout the 70's, 80's, 90's and today. CSN Songs is a group of seven seasoned and talented musicians that perform all of your favorite and timeless “Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young" hits that you have come to love throughout the years. The harmonious vocals that "Crosby Stills Nash & Young" are so well known for, are heard in every song performed by CSN Songs

Audiences are always amazed and delighted as they enjoy being encouraged to participate and sing along with their favorite hits throughout the entire show. Beautiful flower children and exciting dialog adds expression to this musically dynamic performance, while taking you back to a time in history that will never be forgotten. 

All of Crosby Stills Nash & Young's musical compositions are highly respected by CSN Songs and are reproduced as closely as possible to how they were originally written, recorded and performed throughout "Crosby Stills Nash & Young's" musical legacy. 

Sponsored in part by The House of the Good Shepherd. The 2014-15 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and CSC sponsors, including Premier Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, The Holiday Inn in Budd Lake, and Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.



Call for Entries in 2015 International Juried Exhibition

Center for Contemporary Art is now accepting submissions for the 2015 International Juried Exhibition.

  • All entries can be submitted through
  • The $35 entry fee includes up to three entries and is discounted ($25) for art educators and members of The Center for Contemporary Art.
  • The exhibition will be on view from November 6 through December 12, 2015. An opening reception will take place on Friday, November 6th from 6-8 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
  • The deadline for submissions is Monday, September 7, 2015.
  • The exhibition will comprise of two- and three-dimensional work in all media.
  • Wall pieces must be wired for hanging and no larger than 60″ X 60″.
  • Free-standing pieces may not exceed 32″ X 48″ X 60″ and/or weigh more than 75 lbs.
  • This opportunity is open to artists age 18 and older.

Artists will be selected for the following awards:

  • Special Exhibitions Committee Award: 2016 Solo Exhibition at The Center for Contemporary Art
  • First Prize: $500
  • Second Prize: $250
  • Third Prize: $100

The Solo Exhibition award is an incredible opportunity for the selected artists each year to further their artistic careers. Dana McElroy, solo exhibition winner of the 2013 International Juried Exhibit, stated “Getting into the juried show was compliment enough. However, that being followed by the offer of a solo exhibition was truly exhilarating. The Center for Contemporary Art's recognition gave me true confidence in myself and my artistic practice and inspired me to further develop my ideas and set higher goals for my future. Communities like the one at the Center for Contemporary Art are invaluable.”

This year’s juror is Margaret O’Reilly, Curator of Fine Art at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. Ms. O’Reilly joined the State Museum staff in 1988, and took on the curatorial role in 1997. Since then she has organized over ninety exhibitions including a complete re-installation of the Museum’s art collection – American Perspectives: The Fine Art Collection; the critically well-received exhibitions, Aljira, Dream & Reality (2014), Dahlia Elsayed: Hither and Yon (2013-14), Jon Naar: Signature Photography (2013), Reality & Artifice – New Jersey Arts Annual: Fine Art (2010), Transcendent: Toshiko Takaezu in the State Museum Collection (2009-10), Women’s Works (2002), and Mel Leipzig: A Retrospective (1998); as well as Vision & Voice: Artists in Dialogue with Contemporary Poetry (2005), and many New Jersey Artist Series exhibitions. Ms. O’Reilly received her MA in painting from Kean University, and her work has been included in numerous exhibitions in the region. Her research and exhibition interests echo those found in her own creative output and include issues of chance, identity and mortality, among others, while the formal qualities of particular interest are density, repetition and serial structure.

About The Center for Contemporary Art
Founded in 1970, The Center for Contemporary Art is a vital regional art center with a vibrant studio art school, extensive exhibition program and important community outreach component. The Center is located at 2020 Burnt Mills Road in Bedminster, NJ. For further information, please call (908) 234-2345 or visit The Center for Contemporary Art online at

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  • Closed Sundays and major holidays.
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