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Celebrating Black History Month

February 1 - February 28
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Free

SCLSNJ’s Somerville Library branch, located at 35 West End Avenue in Somerville Test your knowledge of famous African-Americans and their contribution to both the USA and the world. Enter a matching contest to win a book from the prize bookshelf. One entry per child.

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A Place For All People: Commemorative Exhibit in Honor of Black History Month

February 4 - February 28
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Free

SCLSNJ’S Manville Library Branch, located at 100 South 10th Avenue in Manville This exhibit highlights a selection of the artifacts on display at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Collage: Other Dimensions

January 11 @ 12:00 pm - March 2 @ 3:00 pm
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Free

The Center for Contemporary Art 2020 Burnt Mills Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921 (908) 234-2345 Curated by Jeffrey Wechsler Featuring the work of Peter S. Arakawa, Chinyee, Dennis Lick and Bonnie Lucas “this exhibition of four artists is divided between an acknowledgment of the historical centrality of paper to collage, and an endeavor to move beyond it.” Jeffrey Wechsler, Curator Pictured: “Fantastic Offer” by Dennis Lick Opening Reception Saturday, January 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. Gallery Hours Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Sundays and major holidays

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The National Association of Women Artists 130th Anniversary Exhibition: Wall Sculpture

January 11 @ 12:00 pm - March 2 @ 3:00 pm
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Free

The Center for Contemporary Art 2020 Burnt Mills Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921 (908) 234-2345 Curated by Jeffery Wechsler Featuring the work of Harriet FeBland, Danielle Frakenthal, Maureen Kelleher and Natsuki Takauji “the art of NAWA members ranges over virtually every art medium, this exhibition focuses on a particular form that is somewhat hybrid in practice and visual effect: sculptural works that are mounted on a wall.” Jeffrey Wechsler, Curator Opening Reception Saturday, January 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. Pictured: “A Single Flower Vase” by Natsuki Takauji Gallery Hours Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Sundays and major holidays

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New Jersey Photography Forum Presents Impressionistic Images at Bernardsville Library in February

February 3 @ 10:00 am - February 27 @ 5:00 pm
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Free

Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present an exhibition of "Impressionistic Images," photographs by members of the Exhibition Committee of the New Jersey Photography Forum, during the month of February. The show opens on February 3. Impressionism is an art movement that began in the 19th century with artists Monet, Pissarro, and Degas, to name a few. The images in the Impressionistic Photography Exhibit convey the feeling of a scene, a general impression, or suggestion of a scene or subject. Lacking in realistic detail, an impressionistic images emphasize color over line and, in some cases, are soft, dreamy or have a painterly feeling. Nancy Ori, Director of the New Jersey Photography Forum, says, “The Exhibition Committee of the New Jersey Photography Forum manages all the exhibition activities and programs of NJPF including our annual juried show and about 12 exhibits a year for the group. We occasionally produce professional workshops and other events for NJPF and manage the NJPF website and monthly newsletters. The Committee promotes a professional approach to exhibitions through on-going training and creating guidelines for exhibition management. All 17 members of the committee were invited to be part of this exhibit.” The photographers of the Exhibition Committee Learn More ...

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WITH THIS RING

February 15 @ 8:00 pm - February 17 @ 2:00 pm
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$15

With This Ring” is the story of one wedding ring and the four couples who come to possess it. The ring which was first presented to an Irish immigrant at the turn of the nineteenth century is passed down through several generations to the current day. This play is a sentimental tale filled with humor, drama, mystery and an unexpected ending. On the Valentine Day weekend, the Brook Arts Center presents With This Ring! For three performances only, this is a must-see for couples of all ages! Showtimes - Friday, Feb. 15 & Saturday, Feb. 16t at 8 pm and a matinee Sunday, Feb. 17th. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Order in advance and receive a 10% coupon for dinner at Mama Rosina’s Restaurant and Bar. Make your Valentine Weekend Reservation Now!

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Chicago The Musical

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - February 17 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until February 16, 2019

An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until February 17, 2019

$35 – $98

There’s never been a better time to experience Chicago, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tonys®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, thousands of standing ovations, and now the #1 longest-running American Musical in Broadway history. Set amidst the decadent 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines. Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen.

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2:00 pm

Chicago The Musical

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - February 18 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until February 16, 2019

An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until February 17, 2019

$35 – $98

There’s never been a better time to experience Chicago, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tonys®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, thousands of standing ovations, and now the #1 longest-running American Musical in Broadway history. Set amidst the decadent 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines. Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen.

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Anne and Ridley Enslow’s Hamilton Concert

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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$10 – $20

Join us for a musical narrative of Alexander Hamilton’s life brought to the Farmstead through the magic of colonial instruments and costumes. Not to be confused with the Hamilton musical - this program will teach you about Hamilton's life and the society he lived in through music authentic to the late 18th century. Anne and Ridley Enslow pride themselves on their historical accuracy in regards to all facets of this program, down to Ridley's violin (made in 1776!) and Anne's hammered dulcimer (a trapezoidal instrument which was invented before the Middle Ages). Tickets are $10 for students and seniors at the door or in advance, $15 for General Admission in advance, and $20 for General Admission at the door. The Farmstead Arts Center is a community arts center located in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. The Center hosts concerts, lectures, art shows, art classes, and theater productions throughout the year. Check out our website for more information!

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4:00 pm

A Celebration of Black History

February 17 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Free

North Plainfield Borough's 3rd Annual Black History Month Celebration- Overcoming Adversity, Celebrating Diversity. Special Guest Speakers, Live African Dance & Drums, Step Performance, Buffet Reception, and Door Prizes. Featuring The Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble, Shiloh Baptist Church Gospel Choir, The Washington Park Singers and more... All are welcome! Attire: Business Casual. Seating is limited. Register Now!

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