Saturday, June 29, 2019

Rutherfurd Hall July 4th Celebration Postponed Until Tomorrow Due to Impending Bad Weather

Rutherfurd Hall July 4th Celebration postponed

WHEN: Sunday, June 30th; Gates will open at 5 PM. Buses will shuttle you from Panther Valley Ecumenical Church on Rte 517 in Allamuchy.
WHERE:
Rutherfurd Hall, 1686 Route 517, Allamuchy

Bring your chairs, blankets, coolers and the entire family to enjoy music with Uncle Shoehorn, awesome food vendors and an amazing Fireworks display. Tours of Rutherfurd Hall will be available. 50/50 tickets will be sold!

Shuttle buses will stop running when the property is at capacity.

Friday, June 28, 2019

DON’T MISS THESE SUMMER EVENTS @ TWO RIVER THEATER

Oo-Bla-Dee

WHEN: Onstage Through June 30
WHERE:
Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Ave., Red Bank

Oo-Bla-Dee follows Evelyn Waters and the Diviners, an all-black, all-female jazz band, as they travel from St. Louis to Chicago in order to set up a record deal following the end of World War II. On this trip toward freedom the latest member of the group, sax player Gin Del Sol, must wrestle with the complex timing of the music as well as the complicated times in which she lives. Oo-Bla-Dee is written by Golden Globe Award winner Regina Taylor (Crowns, I’ll Fly Away), featuring original songs by Taylor and Obie Award-winning composer Diedre L. Murray (Running Man, Eli’s Comin’), directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (August Wilson’s Jitney, Lackawanna Blues).

Summer Intensives—Backstage Track Focus

July | YOUTH EDUCATION

Join our Summer Intensives' Backstage Track for designers, artists, stage crew, aspiring directors and technicians. Three different weeks, three different shows created by you! For grades 7–12. Need-based scholarships are available. DISCOVER

Note: Onstage Track is SOLD OUT.

Summer Jazz Café

Jul 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 | 8:00 PM | RENTAL EVENT

Audiences, artists, and critics alike rave about Summer Jazz Café, citing an excellent atmosphere, great acoustics, and consistently high level of artistry as reasons to return. Summer Jazz Café remains a cultural magnet and has been named a “Pick of the Year” by the Tri-City News. BUY TICKETS


August Wilson, T. Thomas Fortune, and Gentrification Then & Now

Wednesday, Jul 10 | 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM | PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATORS

A collaboration between Two River Theater and the T. Thomas Fortune Foundation, in compliance with the NJ Amistad Commission. This one-day program for educators will be led by Two River’s Literary Manager, Taylor Barfield, and distinguished historian Dr. Walter Greason. Participating educators will earn seven hours of Professional Development credits.  DISCOVER


Italian Bred

Saturday, Jul 20 | 8:00 PM | RENTAL EVENT

In this hysterical show, Candice slips in and out of her family impersonations as she proves that growin’ up Italian style makes for an unforgettable night of theatrical comedy that’s not to be missed!

“A Must See!”—New Jersey

“Hilarious!”—Los Angeles

“4 out of 4 stars!”—Chicago

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The Wrong Place

Sunday, Jul 21 | 6:00 PM | RENTAL EVENT

The Wrong Place: or, How Not To Write a Play About the Rohingya Genocide is an original play about the Rohingya genocide and refugee crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh. Written by Aiden Ardine and Trevor Stankiewicz, the play will be performed as a staged reading, followed by a Q&A. Having grown up in Monmouth County, the writers hope to share the Rohingya’s story and to engage their community in a dialogue about activism, intention and justice.  BUY TICKETS


Indie Street Film Festival

Jul 24 – 28 | RENTAL EVENT

Taking place at multiple venues in Red Bank including Two River Theater, Indie Street Film Festival is five days of film, art, discussion and inspiration. This interactive festival is an engine of discovery for films and filmmakers who prove story is independent of budget.  DISCOVER


Crossing Borders (Cruzando Fronteras) Festival

Jul 31 –  Aug 4 | NEW PLAY READINGS

Crossing Borders (Cruzando Fronteras) is an annual five-day festival that features free readings of works by Latinx playwrights, conversations with the artists, live music, food drink and more! BUY TICKETS


Monmouth Film Festival

Aug 8 – 11 | RENTAL EVENT

The Monmouth Film Festival returns to Red Bank’s Two River Theater this August featuring the finest selection of independent cinema from across the globe! Special events include celebrity discussions, red carpet ceremonies, industry panels, free workshops and much more! DISCOVER


Rockit Live Foundation Honoring Ricky Byrd

Thursday, Aug 22 | RENTAL EVENT

The Rockit Live Foundation is pleased to announce its Fourth Annual Gala, honoring Ricky Byrd, Recovery Troubadour and 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Rockit Live Foundation is proud to honor Mr. Byrd for his dedication and commitment to young artists, music education and recovery, using music to spread his message of hope and awareness. DISCOVER

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Offers Free Tickets to Kids 18 and Under at their Outdoor Stage Production

William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged)
By Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor
Directed by Brian B. Crowe

WHEN: July 3 through August 4. Previews begin: Wednesday, July 3 at 8:00 p.m. Opening Night: Wednesday, July 10 at 8:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays at 8:00 p.m., with special twilight performances on Sundays at 4:30 p.m.
WHERE:
Greek Theatre Outdoor Stage, 2 Convent Road (Convent Station), Florham Park, NJ (located on the campus of the College of Saint Elizabeth)
TICKETS: Single tickets for William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) are $38 with unassigned festival style seating. For tickets, patrons can call the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or visit ShakespeareNJ.org or buy tickets on-site at the Outdoor Stage Box Office tent.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) continues their 2019 season, entitled Incredible Journeys, with their popular summer tradition.

The Theatre will stage Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor’s newest, hilarious riff on the Bard, William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged), which will feature a trio of versatile actors who take on the daunting challenge of playing scores of characters from all of Shakespeare’s plays in under two hours — from Richard III to Juliet in an irreverent and delightfully outrageous manner. Resident Director Brian B. Crowe will helm this wild homage to Shakespeare.

The Theatre is excited to once again offer free tickets for young people 18 and under, with support from Bank of America, and additional support from The Merrill E. and Emita G. Hastings Foundation, Newman’s Own Foundation, and Rotary Club Morristown.

After directing last year’s Titus Andronicus on the Main Stage, director Brian B. Crowe returns to the Outdoor Stage with this zany, witty, high-energy romp through Shakespeare’s canon. “William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play is a rollicking good time for the whole family. If you know Shakespeare, you’ll get a great kick out of the wild pairings and reimagined iconic scenes. If you don’t know Shakespeare, you’ll be in stitches with the silly array of characters and the wildly talented trio of gifted actors who bring them all to life with great comedic skill. It’s fast-paced and full of great slapstick, not to mention songs, puppets, water pistols, and a mermaid! This is a delightfully wacky opportunity for kids to ‘meet’ Shakespeare for the first time (he actually makes an appearance) and for the family to laugh together under the stars,” says Crowe.

The Outdoor Stage is generously sponsored by Bank of America. A partner of the Outdoor Stage since 2006, the Bank’s committed and generous support has helped make The Shakespeare Theatre’s Outdoor Stage a hallmark of the summer season in the region and an annual tradition for many families. Bank of America customers can purchase tickets for the Outdoor Stage for the special price of only $28 using the promotional code BOFA. Patrons can also present their Bank of America bank cards at the Box Office to obtain this offer.

Lock in Your Seats @ George Street Playhouse’s New Theaters by June 30th!

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READING OF A MEDIEVAL FARCE IN HOLMDEL THIS MONDAY

Holmdel Theatre Company

PURPLE PANTIES by Mike Sockol

HTC MONDAY NIGHT READING: INCORRUPTIBLE

WHEN: July 1st @ 7PM
WHERE: 
Duncan Smith Theater, 36 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, New Jersey 07733 (The white barn in front of the Holmdel High School)
ADMISSION: FREE event. There is a $5 suggested donation at the door. These readings are made possible by your generous support!
Questions? Email us at info@holmdeltheatrecompany.org OR call 732.946.0427

Want to get involved in our Monday Night Readings or show your own piece? Go here to learn more!

ABOUT INCORRUPTIBLE

Welcome to Priseaux, France, c. 1250 A.D.: The river flooded again last week. The chandler's shop just burned to the ground. Nobody's heard of the wheelbarrow yet. And Ste. Foy, the patron of the local monastery, hasn't worked a miracle in thirteen years. In other words, the Dark Ages still look pretty dark. All eyes turn to the Pope, whose promised visit will surely encourage other pilgrims to make the trek and restore the abbey to its former glory. That is, until a rival church claims to possess the relics of Ste. Foy—and "their" bones are working miracles. All seems lost until the destitute monks take a lesson from a larcenous one-eyed minstral, who teaches them an outrageous new way to pay old debts.

STARRING

  • Laurie Devino as Peasant Woman
  • Faith Dowgin as Agatha
  • John Dowgin as Martin
  • Ed Faver as Olf
  • Di Shawn Gandy as Charles
  • Jesse Luciani as Jack
  • Felicia Russell as Marie
  • Alex Scoloveno as Felix and
  • Aaron Ratzan (reading some important stage directions)

ZIMMERLI ART MUSEUM’S Last Art After Hours of the Season, July 2!

Art After Hours
WHEN: Tuesday, July 2 / 5 to 9 pm
WHERE:
Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick
ADMISSION: Admission, activities, and refreshments are FREE to all!

Join us for some cool art on a hot evening at this month's Art After Hours, the last program of the season! The evening’s offerings include curator-led exhibition tours, a conversation on living an artful life with two New Jersey artists, live music, refreshments, and more! This evening is presented in collaboration with our friends at AARP, and is free and open to the public.

Music / Throughout the Evening

Exhibition Tours / 5:15 and 6:15pm
Check out two great exhibitions drawn from our collections. Christine Giviskos, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and European Art, offers insights into Works in Progress: European Drawings from the Zimmerli Collection, which explores the different roles drawing can play in the development of a work of art, while Nicole Simpson, Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings, discusses Stories of Wonder: Children’s Tales from Around the World, featuring original illustrations from five folk tales from different countries and cultures. See one exhibition at 5:15pm and the other at 6:15pm!

Living an Artful Life / 7:30 to 8:30pm
Join us for a conversation between two New Jersey-based artists Rita Herzfeld and Chinyee, both of whom have continued active and successful artistic practices as older adults. Herzfeld was born in New York City and holds a BA from Rutgers University graduating in 1980. She also attended the Art Students League, the School of Visual Arts, and City College of NY. Born in 1929 in Nanjing, China, Chinyee’s work has been selected and honored by UNICEF and by the United States Art in Embassies program. Chinyee continues to paint in her Princeton studio and exhibits her work both here and abroad. The talk is moderated by Jeffrey Wechsler, retired Senior Curator of the Zimmerli Art Museum.

IMAGES: (Top) Charles Maurin, Jupiter and Mercury with Philemon and Baucis (after Ingres), undated, from Works in Progress; (Bottom) Adrienne Adams, Jacket illustration from The White Rat's Tale, 1967 from Stories of Wonder

The Zimmerli's operations, exhibitions, and programs are funded in part by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; the New Jersey State Council on the Arts; and the donors, members, and friends of the museum.


THE THEATER PROJECT’S SUMMER THEATER FEST CONTINUES

WHERE:

  • UNITY BANK ANNEX: 952 Stuyvesant Avenue, Union, NJ
  • YMCA WELLNESS CENTER: 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ

tix/info: http://www.TheTheaterProject.org

Thursday, June 27, 2019

THIS WEEKEND @ UNION COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN RAHWAY

Classic Film Series on 35mm: NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION

Classic Film Series on 35mm:

NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION

WHEN: Fri, Jun 28, 2019, 8:00 PM
WHERE
: UCPAC Mainstage, 1601 Irving St., Rahway
TICKETS: $5
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Prepare for the trip of a lifetime with the Griswold family when National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) plays on 35 mm film on the Main Stage!

Clark Griswold (played by Chevy Chase), his wife Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo), and his two children Russell and Audrey (Anthony Michael Hall and Dana Barron) are taking a family trip from Illinois to California to visit Walley World. But they aren't going by plane; where's the bonding experience in that?! Packing the days long journey by station wagon with stops to Ellen's eccentric relatives, who force them to take an extra, obnoxious passenger, and numerous American landmarks where they are either cheated out of money or have their car vandalized, Clark still manages to stay chipper. That is, until the ill-fated day when they actually arrive at Walley World...

Paul Citti will play the UCPAC's historic "Biggest Little Wurlitzer" from 7:15-8 PM as a pre-show bonus! Ticket includes this as well as a free popcorn.

CULTURE CRAWL SUMMER DANCE CONCERT

CULTURE CRAWL SUMMER DANCE CONCERT

WHEN: Jun 28, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019; Friday & Saturday 8 PM; Saturday & Sunday 2 PM
WHERE:
UCPAC'S Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton St., Rahway
TICKETS: $18
Ticket price increases to $20.00 at door.
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Nikola Palivoda and the Rahway Arts and Business Partnership are joining up to present the 2nd annual Culture Crawl Summer Dance Concert at the UCPAC's Hamilton Stage!

The CCSDC is a variety show where different kinds of dancers and groups come together for a weekend of dance. A small team of local artists have been selected by Nikola to set and develop original Modern and Contemporary works with the ensemble dancers, while the RABP has organized local dance groups to feature other genres including Hip Hop, Belly Dance, Jazz and Broadway.

In addition to the performances, workshops will be taught by the choreographers before and between the shows. Audience members will have the opportunity to learn from and work with the choreographers and dancers of the production! More information on this will be forthcoming.

As always, there are no added fees no matter how you choose to purchase your tickets. The UCPAC has a NO REFUNDS and NO EXCHANGES policy that applies to all ticket sales. Discount codes cannot be combined and cannot be applied to past purchases.

Box Office hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 AM-5 PM, with extended hours of 11 AM-8 PM on Thursdays. The Box Office is also open starting 1 hour before Hamilton Stage events, and 2 hours before Main Stage events.

Box Office: (732) 499-8226

SUMMER FUN IN MORRIS COUNTY PARKS!

Morris County Park Commission

homemade clay

HOMEMADE CLAY

June 29

Spend the day at Cooper Gristmill, and discover how flour can be used for so much more than eating. Use clay made from stoneground flour to create something special.

Check it out here.


garden buds

GARDEN BUDS

July 12 - August 16

Instill a love of gardening in preschoolers, and dust off your own green thumb in this six- week, summer hands-on gardening series. Tend, harvest, and eat vegetables straight from your gardens. I want to learn more.

history camp

SIGN UP NOW….A FEW OPENINGS REMAINING

Kids just love to spend time on a farm, and now is their chance!

Three summer camp options include programs for kids to enjoy hands-on activities on a farm, such as help take care of the cows, feed the chickens and pigs, assist the farmer with the horses, and harvest the vegetables. Play games, create crafts, build a project, and even learn about jobs on the farm in historical times!

Kids can also have a field trip to Cooper Gristmill, the only working gristmill in New Jersey, and visit Historic Speedwell, where the telegraph was invented, to explore this fascinating hands-on museum. I want to check it out!

mennen birthday party

BIRTHDAY PARTIES AT MENNEN SPORTS ARENA

Celebrate your child’s next birthday party on the ice! Cool off from the summer heat, and skate the day away with friends. Admission, skate rentals, and private party room are included.

Click here to learn more.

New at the Princeton University Art Museum

Opening Celebration
Helen Frankenthaler Prints: Seven Types of Ambiguity
WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 5 p.m.
WHERE:
10 McCosh Hall, Princeton University, Princeton

Join us for a community celebration of the opening of the exhibition Helen Frankenthaler Prints: Seven Types of Ambiguity. Carol Armstrong, professor of the history of art at Yale University, explores the artist’s accomplishments in prints with a lecture titled "Painting Printing Frankenthaler: The Process of Abstraction." A reception in the Museum will follow.

FINAL DAYS!
Miracles on the Border: Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States
WHEN: Closes Sunday, July 7, 3 PM
ADMISSION:
free

Don't miss your last chance to see this timely exploration of the migrant experience in the United States as seen through art.

Join museum docent Mike Mayo for a closer look at Miracles on the Border. This tour meets at the entrance to the Museum.

In the Galleries
Animals and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Japan

Animals have long been a popular subject in Japanese art, and they have served a variety of purposes throughout the centuries. Animals and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Japan explores the place of animals within Japanese art: as decoration, as symbols, as subjects of study, and as subjects of art.

Art for Families
Artful Adventures

Join us on a trip around the world and through the ages. Pick up your Passport to Adventure at the Museum Information Desk and choose from our many Artful Adventures, a series of self-guided tours and activities for families to enjoy at their own pace.

Highlights Tours
WHEN: Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Discover the Art Museum’s globe-spanning collections by taking a Highlights Tour, offered free of charge every weekend afternoon. Tours meet at the Museum entrance.

CREDITS
Helen Frankenthaler, Deep Sun, 1983, AP 6/16. Color intaglio. Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation. © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Bedford Village, New York
Edo period, 1615–1868, Japanese, Kubo Shunman 窪俊満, 1757–1820. Horned Owl on Flowering Branch. Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper.
Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of Carl Otto von Kienbusch
Retablo of José Cruz Soria, 1960. Oil on metal. Arias-Durand Collection

TAKE A SEAT IN THE JUDGE'S CHAIR—Support the NEXT GENERATION of Performers @ Rhino Studio 37

WHEN: SUNDAY, JUNE 30, AT 6PM
WHERE:
Rhino Studio 237, 237 Hamburg Tpke., Pompton Lakes
TICKETS: $10
CALL BOX OFFICE FOR YOUR EXCLUSIVE $10 TICKETS TODAY.
$10 TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

www.rhinotheatre.com
973.248.9491

Want to Enter Our Open Mic Night? We Still Have a Few Spots Left for PARTICIPANTSKIDS ENTRY FORM            TEEN ENTRY FORM

SPECIAL OFFER TO SEE “MATILDA” JULY 5-8 @ RHINO THEATRE MAINSTAGE! BUY TICKETS NOW!

BROADWAY IN YOUR BACKYARD

Matilda is a lively, invigorating and powerful story of about finding independence in oppression and YOU CAN'T MISS THESE SAVINGS!

THIS WEEKEND ONLY! BUY ONE TICKET—GET ONE FREE!

CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND WITH TWO EXPLOSIVE MONEY-SAVING DEALS

JUST SOME OF THE WONDERFUL AUDIENCE REVIEWS OF MATILDA THE MUSICAL

"I was looking for a show comparable to a New York Broadway show and WOW it definitely was!!! We saw Matilda for Father's Day and was thoroughly impressed with the acting skills of ALL the performers... especially the kids! It is so good to know that a family of four can see an excellent show on par with NYC and not have to pay $150 per seat. We have been to other performances and will continue to see more."- Carolyn M.

"A great experience at Matilda the Musical last weekend. I bought tickets for my 8 year old niece, but everyone (7 people ages 5-68) wanted to join so we had a large group. We were laughing, smiling, and caught up in the story from beginning to end. The time flew by. We were comfortable in our seats & with the temperature of the theater (it wasn't too cold inside). Easy experience from start to finish in terms of buying tickets, parking, check in, getting in & out of the theater. There was free municipal parking lot nearby & we enjoyed dinner afterwards - several options in walking distance." - Kaitlyn P

Have You experienced the  BROADWAY BLOCKBUSTER OF THE SUMMER?

  • Experience The Music.
  • Experience the Magic.
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SUMMER CABARET SERIES @ RHINO STUDIO 237 FEATURES FEMALE ARTISTS—GET TICKETS NOW FOR ALL 3 PROGRAMS

Whether it's Date Night, Girl's Night or Just Night Out, We Have 5 Reasons
You're Going to Want to Make Studio 237 YOUR Next Night Out

WHEN: Saturday, June 29 @ 8pm; July 20, 8 PM; August 10, 8 PM
WHERE:
Rhino Studio 237, 237 Hamburg Pike, Pompton Lakes
TICKETS: $25 advance, $30 door
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

This BRAND NEW event at Rhino Studio 237 offers 5 powerhouse ladies the chance to share their moments in the limelight with YOU as they discuss and sing about gender bending roles, their favorite songs to sing, adventures in Las Vegas, coming back to performing, and their love of Broadway all over the course of one intimate, extraordinary, and unforgettable evening that is sure to impress, entertain, and move.

THERE IS ONLY ONE CHANCE TO SEE THESE 5 LADIES PERFORM AND SEATING IS LIMITED SO GRAB YOUR DISCOUNTED TICKETS NOW AND MAKE YOUR NEXT NIGHT OUT ONE TO REMEMBER.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County presents “A Tale of Two Cities: Tales from the Early History of the Jews in New York and Philadelphia” on July 26

Jewish Heritage Museum Presents

Tale of Two Cities: The Early Jews of New York and Philadelphia
A Lecture by Rabbi Dr. Robert E. Fierstien, Adjunct Professor of Jewish Studies, Stockton University

WHEN: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at 11 A.M.
WHERE:
The Jewish Heritage Museum is located in the Mounts Corner Shopping Center, at 310 Mounts Corner Drive Freehold, NJ, at the corner of Route 537 and Wemrock Road (between the CentraState Medical Center and Freehold Raceway Mall). It is on the second floor of the historic Levi Solomon Barn.
ADMISSION: $5 non-members, $3 members, students free. The talk will be followed by a light lunch. 
For more information or to make a paid reservation (non-refundable), call the Museum at 732-252-6990, or visit jhmomc.org/events. Capacity is limited, so reservations are recommended.

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County presents A Tale of Two Cities: Tales from the Early History of the Jews in New York and Philadelphia in celebration of the coming Fourth of July and the 365th anniversary of the Jewish Settlement in America. This event will occur on

As two of America’s oldest Jewish communities, each of these nearby cities has a rich and fascinating Jewish history. New York's Jewish history goes back to Dutch Colonial times with the arrival in the fall of 1654 of 23 Jews escaping from Recife, Brazil, who had to stand up for their civil rights and acceptance. While Philadelphia's Jewish history starts nearly 100 years later, it was once the intellectual capital of Jewish America and featured many remarkable personalities.

Rabbi Dr. Robert E. Fierstein is an Adjunct Professor of Jewish Studies at Richard Stockton University & Co-Chair of the JHMOMC History Committee.

This program is made possible in part by the Monmouth County Historical Commission through funding from the New Jersey Historical Commission of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The JHMOMC is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Museum is handicapped and assisted listening accessible.

Add Some Art to your Summer @ Montclair Art Museum

WHERE: Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair

Adding a little art to your summer schedule is easy—the hardest part is picking your class!

Here are some highlights for ages 16 and up:

Classes start the week of June 24—Register today!

SUMMER WORKSHOPS

  • For Adults! Summer Tie-Dye BYOB Party
    June 27, 7–9:30 p.m.   MORE
  • For Adults! Make Better Photos 
    2-day workshop: Saturday and Sunday, June 29–30, 1–3:30 p.m.  MORE
  • For Adults! Digital Drawing Portraiture
    2-day workshop: Tuesday–Wednesday, July 9–10, 7–9:30 p.m.  MORE
  • For Adults! Protest Art Thru Silkscreen Workshop
    2-day workshop: Saturday–Sunday, July 13–14, 1–4 p.m.  MORE

This Saturday!! Opening Reception of “LOVE TRIANGLE // For the Love of Geometry” in Jersey City

WHEN: June 29-July 20; opening reception Saturday, June 29, 7-11 PM
WHERE:
Deep Space Gallery, 77 Cornelison Ave., Jersey City

Deep Space Gallery and 1MillionDiamonds are proud to present LOVE TRIANGLE // For the Love of Geometry, our inaugural juried exhibition, featuring abstract geometric works by the following artists:

Typically a love triangle is a romantic relationship involving three people. The relationships in this triangle involve a lifelong friendship and a worldwide cast of diverse artists connected by a love of abstract geometric art. Working in a variety of media, these artists are on the precipice of a movement in which color, shape, and composition reign supreme over traditional representation.

The artists included in this exhibition were selected by Debra Lynn Manville (curator, 1MillionDiamonds), and Keith VanPelt and Jenna Geiger (owners, Deep Space Gallery).

We are excited to introduce you to this talented group of artists.

*Loring Taoka is represented by the lovely Galleri Urbane in Dallas, Texas.

For a catalog of available works or for gallery hours, email us at deepspacejc@gmail.com 

Tickets are going fast for TOMMY at CTG June 28th - July 14th

The Who’s TOMMY
Music & Lyrics by Pete Townshend
Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff
Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon
Directed by Alan VanAntwerp
Music Direction by Jack Bender
Choreography by Megan Ferentinos

WHEN: June 28th - July 14th, Fridays & Saturdays 8 PM; Sundays 2 PM 
WHERE:
Black River Playhouse, 54 Grove Street, at the corner of Maple Ave., in Chester
TICKETS: $25.00; Senior citizens 65+ and students under 18: $23.00
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
908-879-7304

The Who’s Tommy is a roof-raising musical explosion based on The Who’s 1969 concept album. This reimagined and exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit is filled with iconic hit songs like “Pinball Wizard,” “See Me, Feel Me,” “Acid Queen” and more.

After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother's lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia and, as the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of his sadistic relatives and neighbors. As an adolescent, he's discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball and, when his mother finally breaks through his catatonia, he becomes an international pinball superstar.

This Production of Tommy has been developed in such a way that it will challenge your own sense of sight, sound, and speech. During the performance you will experience: Gunfire sounds, haze, strobe lights, disorienting video and potentially extended periods of darkness!

featuring ZOE DAVIES ~ ALEXIA DAVIES ~ LAUREN GROF-TISZA ~ JOSEPH GUADARA ~ STEPHEN KALOGERAS ~ SEAN LYNCH-LITTLEJOHN ~ AMANDA MARINO ~ ELLA AUTUMN MEAKEM ~ STEVE NITKA ~ MARK PILTZ ~ SKY SPIEGEL-MONROE

THE THEATER PROJECT SPONSOR’S MEMORIAL TO BELOVED ACTOR, RICK DELANEY

Sunday, June 30, is The Theater Project’s last show in the Unity Bank location where Rick gave his final performance, Wonderful Life. It is also Rick's birthday. The time seems right to have the memorial we never had.

Gail Lou will provide music, and I know many of us will want to tell a Rick story or honor him in some way. Please plan on a five minute limit—if there is time after everyone has "Had Their Say" feel free to come back up. There will be a sign-in sheet at the door for those wishing to speak.

After the event, we can cross the street to one of the local restaurants to continue the conversation. Please share the time and date info widely—all are welcome.


Where to park for Unity Bank Annex,
952 Stuyvesant Ave, Union, NJ

Trilogy Repertory Offers Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” at Pleasant Valley Park

As the first production in Bernards Township’s “Plays in the Park” summer series, Trilogy Repertory Company presents

The Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare
directed by Hank Barre

WHEN: July 11, 12, and 13, and July 18, 19, and 20, at 8 PM each evening
WHERE:
outdoor amphitheater at Pleasant Valley Park, Valley Road, in Basking Ridge
ADMISSION: The shows are free to the public, and patrons are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, blanket,  and a flashlight, and enjoy a night of theater under the stars. Donations to support this program, sponsored by the Bernards Township Department of Recreation, are gratefully accepted.    

This prize-winning series has been running for more than 35 years.

The Comedy of Errors is a rollicking farce, a nonstop series of hilarious mistaken identities when two sets of identical twins and their parents, who were all separated at birth, show up at the same time in the same place years later. 

Director Hank Barre says, “This play is not Hamlet or Macbeth with a message but is just plain fun.” 

With the recent advent of women playing traditionally male roles, such as Glenda Jackson on Broadway as King Lear, Trilogy Repertory has cast the show without regard to the sex of the actors. The four main male characters are all played by women as are some of the minor roles. In Shakespeare’s time, women’s roles were played by young men so for this production Trilogy has reversed the tradition.     

The partnership of Trilogy Repertory and Bernards Township has produced over three decades of family entertainment and achieved several awards for both groups for excellence in theater programming.  Most prominent are the awards from ACT (Achievement in Community Theater) and the prestigious “Excellence in Cultural Arts Programming. 

This offering will be followed on August 1, 2, and 3 and 8, 9, and 10 by a presentation of the delightful musical Brigadoon on the park stage. 

For further information call 908 204-3003 or go to the Trilogy Repertory website at www.trilogyrepertory.com

Monday, June 24, 2019

Danny Bacher and his All-Star Band to Appear in Morristown


Danny Bacher and his All-Star Band

WHEN: Thursday, July 25, 7:30 pm
WHERE:
2 Convent Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960

Singer, sax player and entertainer extraordinaire Danny Bacher just won the Margaret Whiting Award from the American Songbook Association and in June was on the cover of Cabaret Scenes Magazine so don’t miss this rare NJ stop.

His swinging band includes trumpeter Charlie Caranicas, saxophonist Harry Allen, pianist Jason Teborek, bassist Dean Johnson, and drummer Alvester Garnett.

Get tickets at www.lksarts.org.

3 MORE CHANCES TO SEE “NEWSIES” IN RED BANK

Phoenix Productions is a non-profit community theatre organization.

We recreate your favorite Broadway musicals in full scale revivals.

JAZZ THIS WEEK IN NEW BRUNSWICK

Part of NBJP's mission is to showcase the next generation of jazz musicians ... the future "greats!" This is a chance to see them NOW!