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Margaret Fanning: Snapshots

April 12 - June 8
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The Center for Contemporary Art 2020 Burnt Mills Road Bedminster, NJ 07921 (908) 234-2345 For artist and New Jersey native Margaret Fanning, art has been woven into her life from a young age. She has exhibited internationally and her art can be found in private collections throughout the U.S. “All the works in this show are based on snapshots. It’s these tiny moments – seemingly inconsequential, but very revealing – that motivate me.” – Margaret Fanning Opening Reception & Artist Talks: Friday, April 12 from 6-8 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 The galleries are open during regular hours of operation and on evenings and weekends when classes and workshops are in session. Please call (908) 234-2345 with any questions.

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Marsha Goldberg: Reiterations – Paintings & Works on Paper

April 12 - June 8
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Free

The Center for Contemporary Art 2020 Burnt Mills Road Bedminster, NJ 07921 (908) 234-2345 Marsha Goldberg works primarily in painting, drawing, and printmaking, and has recently been making cyanotypes from ink-on-acetate drawings. In 2013, she received the NJ State Council for the Arts Fellowship in the category Works on Paper. In her current work, which combines cyanotype and drawing media, she continues her investigation into war-related images and their dissemination in news media. Opening Reception & Artist Talks: Friday, April 12 from 6-8 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 The galleries are open during regular hours of operation and on evenings and weekends when classes and workshops are in session. Please call (908) 234-2345 with any questions.

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Auguste Elder: Sublunarians

April 12 - June 8
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Free

The Center for Contemporary Art 2020 Burnt Mills Road Bedminster, NJ 07921 (908) 234-2345 Auguste Elder graduated from The University of the Arts, and New York University, and has studied pottery independently in Philadelphia, Paris, and New York City. He focuses primarily on wood-firing vessels and urns inspired by Japanese and Etruscan wares. Opening Reception & Artist Talks: Friday, April 12 from 6-8 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 The galleries are open during regular hours of operation and on evenings and weekends when classes and workshops are in session. Please call (908) 234-2345 with any questions.

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Ongoing

Grilled Cheese Month at the Grain House

April 1 @ 11:30 am - April 30 @ 4:30 pm
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It’s that time again – Grilled Cheese Month at the Grain House! Our chef has created a new grilled cheese sandwich for lunch every weekday in April! There are just so many ways to celebrate America’s favorite sandwich, and the Grain House is offering an entire month of grilled cheese creations. These sandwiches will be offered for weekday lunch (11:30am – 4:30pm) only.

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Garden State Horse Show

April 27 @ 8:00 am - May 5 @ 5:00 pm
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Garden State Horse Show APRIL 27 - May 5, 2019 Celebrating six decades of equestrian excellence and honoring the history of the Junior Essex Troop, now in its new home at the United States Equestrian Team Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone, New Jersey.

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9:00 am

Junior Ornithologist

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until April 28, 2019

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$5

Join a Duke Farms educator to learn why Duke Farms is For the Birds! During these sessions, Junior Ornithologists will gain an understanding of what makes birds so unique and fascinating. March 24: Spring Migration; Flight and Feathers Many birds flew the coop for the winter, but they begin to return with the first signs of spring. Families will learn all about bird spring migration. We will learn how a bird is adapted for long flights and take an in depth look at feathers and features that make flight possible. April 28: Tweets and Twitters/Bird Communication May is the time when birds become very vocal and even noisy as they establish territories and search for mates. We will explore bird communication as well as mating and nesting. Put your cell phones away as we listen for the live tweets, twitters and songs of the birds of spring.

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12:00 pm

Leonard J. Buck Garden- Spring Plant Sale

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on April 28, 2019 at 12:00 pm

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Spring is finally here and there's not a better way to refresh and rejuvenate than to come to Buck Garden's annual plant sale for some fresh air and to pick up a few botanical treasures. Exquisite selections of perennials, ferns, alpines, woody plants including deer resistant and pollinator-friendly varieties will be available. Handmade troughs & fairy houses will also be available to purchase. Buck Garden staff and Rock Garden Society members will be on hand to advise visitors about plants and gardening. There will also be free inspiring garden lectures given each day at 1 pm, and free guided tours of Buck Garden each day at 2pm.

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1:00 pm

Somerset Patriots vs. New Britain Bees

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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$10 – $26

- Meet Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol during the game. - Chase and Marshall will be taking pictures on the main concourse from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

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2:00 pm

Revlolutionary Tea: an 18th Century Tea Experience @ the Farmstead Arts Center

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Free

Why was tea so important in the lives of 18th century people that fashion-conscious families posed for portraits with their tea sets? Did Great Britain lose her American Colonies over “the cup that cheers?” Find out in this unusual costumed presentation of tea lore, history, songs, poetry, living history display and demonstration. Stacy Flora Roth is a freelance museum educator, public speaker, vocalist, and performance artist whose specialty is educational presentations on themes in American History. Ms. Roth approaches her subjects from many angles: incorporating activities, reproduction objects, music, storytelling, roleplay, demonstrations and other techniques. She is a native of New Jersey and a lifelong enthusiast of state history, ignited from a fascination with the American Revolution that began in the 4th and 5th grades. Through her company, History on the Hoof, she currently offers programs on the social history of tea, period songs, the experiences of Revolutionary War heroine Mary Hays McCauley (Molly Pitcher), and the Homefront during WWII. She is a popular speaker on the roster of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Public Scholars Project (formerly the Horizons Speakers Bureau). The Farmstead Arts Center is center of fine, performing, and practical arts which operates under the Learn More ...

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Alfred Hitchcock’s “ The Birds”.

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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$5

Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds The Brook Arts Center Sunday Movie Classics. Bringing to the Historic Brook Theater classic movies, the way they were meant to be seen - on the BIG Screen. Join us on April 28th for Alfred Hitchcock’s “ The Birds”. All Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased at www.brookarts.org or at the door The 1963 American horror-thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, is loosely based on the 1952 story of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. It focuses on a series of sudden, unexplained violent bird attacks on the people of Bodega Bay, California over the course of a few days. The film stars Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren (in her screen debut), supported by Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette and Veronica Cartwright. Be sure to check our website for our movie lineup featuring Throwback Saturdays and Classic Sunday throughout the year.

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3:00 pm

Free Bernardsville Library Concert To Feature the Music of Colombia

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Free

The Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library will host a free concert by Viva Vallenato Cumbia Band featuring the electrifying music of Colombia, South America, on Sunday, April 28 at 3:00 pm in the library’s Community Room. These happy songs contain the cultural memory of a people with roots in Africa, Native America and Europe. Learn the stories behind this unique music, and come dance the cumbia with Viva Vallenato! The rhythms will make you want to dance! The accordion will sing to your soul! Performing will be Hugo Lascarro, Sr.: vocals, guira and maracas; Hugo Lascarro, Jr.: vocals, caja vallenata drum and tambora costeña drum; Phil Passantino: accordion and vocals; Salvatore Carollo: timbales; and José Borney: vocals and bass guitar. This is a free concert funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Light refreshments will be served. Doors open at 2:45 pm. No sign-up is needed.

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Art Throwdown

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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$25 – $35

The Center for Contemporary Art 2020 Burnt Mills Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921 (908) 234-2345 The Art Throwdown returns to The Center for a second year! The Art Throwdown is modeled after popular cooking shows with an artistic twist! During this fun afternoon fundraiser, guests will cheer on creative teams of The Center’s art teachers and students as they work together to create a piece of art on the spot in a fast-paced relay format. The catch is that each team must incorporate three surprise items from a mystery box into the finished artwork. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on the art produced and vote for their favorite team with prizes awarded in several categories. Snacks and light refreshments will be served. Featuring artists: Helen Marie Farrant, Lori Pearson, John Reinking, Lena Shiffman, Andrea Gianchiglia, Oscar Peterson, and Wes Sherman.

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5:30 pm

Raritan Valley Symphonic Band Trumpet Master Class with Kenneth DeCarlo

April 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Free

The Raritan Valley Symphonic Band is offering a unique opportunity for all trumpet players and other musicians! On Sunday, April 28, the band will host a master class led by Mr. Kenneth DeCarlo, one of the most sought-after professional trumpet players in the NY Metropolitan area. Trumpeter Kenneth DeCarlo has performed, toured and recorded with the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Saito Kinen Orchestra in Japan and other ensembles in the New York City area. He is also currently a member of the American Ballet Theater Orchestra. Mr. DeCarlo has been a member of the Brass Faculty at the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts since 2014, and will be Head of Brass starting at the Fall Semester 2019. Mr. DeCarlo, a native New Yorker, is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music. The master class will take place at 5:30 PM at Bridgewater-Raritan High School located at 600 Garretson Road in Bridgewater. Admission is FREE. Participants are welcome to stay for the RVSB’s spring concert at 7 PM, featuring Mr. DeCarlo as guest soloist, performing “Carnival of Venice” and “My Old Kentucky Home” with the band. In addition, the RVSB, under the direction Learn More ...

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7:00 pm

Raritan Valley Symphonic Band – Annual Spring Concert “Hymns & Songs for Winds”

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Free

The Raritan Valley Symphonic Band proudly presents its annual spring concert, “Hymns & Songs for Winds”, on Sunday, April 28 at 7 PM. The concert will be held at Bridgewater-Raritan High School, 600 Garretson Road, Bridgewater. Our featured soloist is Kenneth DeCarlo. Trumpeter Kenneth DeCarlo has performed, toured and recorded with the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Saito Kinen Orchestra in Japan and other ensembles in the New York City area. He is also currently a member of the American Ballet Theater Orchestra. Mr. DeCarlo has been a member of the Brass Faculty at the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts since 2014, and will be Head of Brass starting at the Fall Semester 2019. Mr. DeCarlo, a native New Yorker, is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. DeCarlo will be performing “Carnival of Venice” and “My Old Kentucky Home” with the RVSB. He will also hold a Trumpet Master Class prior to the concert at 5:30 PM. In addition, the RVSB, under the direction of Dr. Christopher Sumner, will perform music specifically written for concert band, including Gustav Holst’s “Second Suite for Military Band”, Jerry Bilik’s “American Civil War Fantasy” and Learn More ...

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