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Week of Aug. 14 – Aug. 20

Attendees at the Woodstock Festival climb the sound tower for a better view of the concert during the 1969 gathering in Bethel, N.Y. ELLIOTT LANDY, LANDYVISION INC.

Special Events

2019 CAI-NJ Annual Conference & Expo
Thursday, Oct. 17
The Event Center at iPlay America
110 Schanck Road, Freehold
Free for Community Managers, Board Members and Homeowners
Attendee pre-registration is recommended
Info www.cainj.org
email Angela@CAINJ.org or call 609-588-0030

Lakewood BlueClaws
vs. Delmarva
Aug. 15, 16, 17 at 7:05 p.m.
Aug. 18 at 1:05 p.m.
FirstEnergy Park
2 Stadium Way, Lakewood
732-901-7000; blueclaws.com

Somerset Patriots
vs. Lancaster Barnstormers
Aug. 15 at 7:05 p.m.
Aug. 14 at 11:05 a.m.
vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
Aug. 23 and 24 at 7:05 p.m.
Aug. 25 at 5:05 p.m.
TD Bank Ballpark
1 Patriots Park, Bridgewater
908-252-0700; www.somersetpatriots.com

A staged reading of Shirley Valentine
Presented by LT Productions
Written by English dramatist, lyricist and composer Willy Russell, and one of his best known works, Shirley Valentine is an award-winning 1989 British romantic comedy-drama featuring one-character, Valentine, a middle-aged woman who discovers herself, and rekindles her childhood dreams and youthful love of life.
Thursday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m.
The Colts Neck Library
1 Winthrop Drive, Colts Neck
No registration is needed; seating is on a first come, first-served basis.
www.monmouthcountylib.org

Olde Freehold Day
music, food, vendors, lake pursuits and free youth activities
Aug. 17, from noon to 5 p.m.
Lake Topanemus Park, Pond Road, Freehold Township
Residents of all communities are invited to attend
Parking will be available on the Robertsville Road side of Lake Topanemus Park or at the Monmouth County Court House, Court Street, Freehold Borough, and take a short shuttle bus ride to and from Lake Topanemus.

StreetLife
Saturday, Aug. 17 from 6-9 p.m.
Justin and Alina at Riverside Gardens Park
Noah Gambino at Dublin House
Phred Morris at 39 Broad Street
Joseph Santoro at Temple
Paul Pugliese at West Elm
www.redbank.org

The Great Coaster Race
Celebrate National Roller Coaster Weekend with a special 5k and 10k coaster race. Participants in the Great Coaster Race will soar through the race based on roller coaster track distance while raising money to support a great cause.
Aug. 18
Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari and Hurricane Harbor
1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson
For race options, coaster lengths and height restrictions, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/special-events/other-events/great-roller-coaster-race

Trenton Thunder
vs. New Hampshire
Aug. 19, 20 at 7 p.m.
Aug. 21 at 1 p.m.
Arm & Hammer Park
One Thunder Road, Trenton
609-394-3300; www.trentonthunder.com

8th Annual Hub City Sounds
through October 27
Carifest Aug. 24, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
The Annual Indo-American Festival Aug. 25, 11 a.m.-
5 p.m.
Boyd Park, Rt. 18 North, New Brunswick
908-917-2862; www.NewBrunswickArts.org

The Rutgers Great Tomato Tasting
Aug. 28, from 3-7 p.m., rain or shine
Snyder Farm in Pittstown
140 Locust Grove Road
Admission: $10; children 12 and under free
908-730-9419; snyderfarm.rutgers.edu/tomato-tasting

Boheme Opera Lecture Performance Series
That Touch of Genius  
Lecture by Jerry Kalstein
Presented by The Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission in collaboration with the Monroe Township Public Library
Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 1 p.m.
Monroe Township Public Library
4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Township
Free Admission

The Galleria Red Bank Farmers Market
Sundays through Nov. 24, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Galleria Red Bank Parking Lot
2 Bridge Avenue
(Corner of West Front Street & Bridge Avenue)
www.redbank.org 

On Stage

Carrie-the Musical
Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17, at 8 p.m.
Main Street Theatre
3018 Bordentown Ave., Parlin
www.smstc.org

Real Women Have Curves
through Aug. 18
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Center Playhouse
35 South St., downtown Freehold
tickets: $25-$27
732-462-9093; www.centerplayers.org

For Kids

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
through September. Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.
First Avenue Playhouse
123 First Ave., Atlantic Highlands
tickets: $10
reservations: 732-291-1216
www.papermoonpuppettheatre.com 

Film

Family Movie Night
Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.
The Hall of Records
1 East Main St., Freehold
Grease Aug. 14
The Goonies Aug. 21
downtownfreehold.com

Summer Family Movie Series
Sunday’s at The Yard, 4 p.m.
Free Family Movie
The Yard at College Avenue
40 College Ave., New Brunswick
Dumbo Aug. 18
Incredibles 2 Aug. 25
732-249-2220; theyardru.com

Music

North Brunswick Summer Music Series
Rock and roll from Full Throttle Aug. 14
Babbage Park, near Parsons Elementary School, Hollywood Place. In the event of rain, the concerts will be moved indoors to Linwood Middle School, 25 Linwood Place,
North Brunswick.
732-247-0922, ext. 475; northbrunswicknj.gov

Thursday’s ROCK! Summer Concert Series
free Thursday night concerts at the Hall of Records, downtown Freehold, from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Stephen Martines Aug. 15
Full Throttle Aug. 22
downtownfreehold.com

Music in the Park
Free Concerts. Thursday Nights at 6 p.m.
The Open Grove Gazebo on the Lake
Thompson Park, Monroe Township
Bring your own chairs and blankets
Ed Goldberg & the Odessa Klezmer Band Aug. 15
www.monroetownshipculturalarts.com

Jazz in the Park
Jazz Arts Project partners with Red Bank Parks & Recreation
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Layonne Holmes & The New Standard Aug. 15
Leonieke Scheuble Quintet Aug. 22
Riverside Gardens Park
West Front Street, Red Bank
free jazz concert
www.jazzartsproject.org/jazz-in-the-park

Old Bridge Township free concerts from 6-8 p.m.
Geick Park
Old Bridge Matawan Road, Old Bridge
Alan Quinn Band Aug. 15
Crazy 8s Aug. 22

Red Bank Rocks
Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
10-String & The Haven Aug. 16
Riverside Gardens Park
42 West Front St., Red Bank
www.redbank.org

Summer Freestyle Jam
featuring Judy Torres, TKA/K7, George Lamond, Cover Girls, Sweet Sensation, Cynthia, Johnny O, Noel & Rob Base
Saturday, Aug. 17, at 8 p.m.
Convention Hall
1300 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park
General Admission: $50, VIP Tickets: $86
732-897-6500; www.ticketmaster.com

Caribbean Concert featuring Machel Montano and Friends
Machel Montano, Aidonia, Elephant Man, Nadia Batson, Skiiny Fabulous, Teddyson Johnson and more in concert
Aug. 18 at 6 p.m.
Six Flags Great Adventure in the Northern Star Arena
1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson
requires a separate ticket for admission
718-926-5975; www.CaribbeanConcerts.com

The Township of East Brunswick’s
Free Outdoor Acoustic Monday Concerts
The Municipal Complex located at 1 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive.
Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Courtyard. Bring a chair or blanket.
Karen Hardy Aug. 19
In the event of rain, the concert will take place the next day
732-390-6797; www.eastbrunswick.org or Facebook@EBREC

Jane Stuart Quintet
Keyboard: Gary Haberman; Bass: Sue Williams; Guitar: Chris Amelar; Drums: Rick De Kovessey; Vocals: Jane Stuart
Aug. 24, from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival
Great Lawn & Promenade, Long Branch
www.jsjbf.org

An Evening of Musical Favorites, Featuring
Cantor Wayne Siet, accompanied by David Schlossberg
Presented by the Jewish Heritage Museum, in affiliation with the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey
Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m.
The Monroe Township Senior Center
12 Halsey Reed Road, Monroe Township
Admission: $36 per person. Paid reservations are recommended.
Sponsorship: $136 (includes two tickets and an acknowledgement in the concert program)
732-252-6990; jhmomc.org/events

Exhibits

Woodstock at 50: Summer of Love
featuring the documentary and rock photography of the official Woodstock photographer, Elliott Landy
through Sept. 1
The Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft
Brookdale Community College, Lot #1
The Monmouth Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Admission is $8.
732-747-2266; monmouthmuseum.org

The Barron Arts Center’s 2019 Artist of the Year exhibit featuring Stephen J. Kager of Pocono Plateau/Plus
through Sept. 22
The BAC, 582 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge
The opening reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Aug. 22
The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and from 2-4 p.m. on weekends
732-634-0413

Comedy

Free Comedy Night
comedian Mike Bonner is the host
Aug. 16, starts at 8 p.m. Reservations recommended.
Station Bar & Grill Restaurant
2625 Route 130 South, Cranbury
609-655-5550; stationbarandgrill.com

Please call or check the website for the venue to determine if the event is taking place or has been rescheduled.

 

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