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Margaret Fanning: Snapshots

April 12 - June 8
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Free

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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NJ Audubon: World Series of Birding

May 11
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Free

NJ Audubon: World Series of Birding New Jersey Audubon Event at Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary Once again the Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary will field teams for the World Series of Birding, the Big Stay and the Century Run and invite you to join them for the day or collect pledges to help support the conservation, education, and research goals of NJ Audubon. For more information, and to register, please see registration and pledge forms on the World Series of Birding website at worldseriesofbirding.org. You can also call 908-396-6386 or stop by the Sanctuary (address below). 1. Scherman Hoffman Barkley Family Big Stay: Ron, Ben and Dan Barkley, aka the “Deckcissels” have conducted “Big Stays” on the rooftop observation deck of the Hoffman Center since 2010, when they finished in first place for the “Big Stay” category of the World Series of Birding event with a total of 80 species. Ron and Dan will lead the team this year. Pledges to their efforts will support education programs at the Hoffman Center. When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 (12:01am to 12:00 midnight) Where: Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924 Registration required by May 9, 2019 2. Scherman Hoffman and Great Learn More ...

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Ongoing

Lisa Madson’s Images on Display at Bernardsville Library in May

May 1 @ 10:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm
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Free

Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present “From the Wild: Nature Impressed,” images by Lisa Madson, during the month of May. The show opens on May 1, and Ms. Madson will host a reception on Sunday, May 5 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm to which the public is invited. Illustrating the beauty, diversity and inter-connectedness of the natural world, Lisa Madson uses a variety of media in her work. Prominently featured is the steam transfer process called eco-dying in which leaves, ferns and other natural elements are printed using tannins, soot and ink over a steam tray. The prints are then colored and covered with an encaustic mix. Also shown are cyanotypes made using a traditional photographic process developed by the scientist John Herschel and later utilized to document botanicals by photographer Anna Atkins who is considered the first person to illustrate a book with photographic images. Other pieces included in the show utilize various other printing processes. An artist from an early age, Madson learned drawing from her mother while her father taught her geology. The works in this show reflect these early influences. Madson is a member of the international Nature Printing Society, the Frontline Arts community and Learn More ...

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9:00 am

Seasonal Tree ID Hike

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on May 11, 2019 at 9:00 am

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$5

Join Licensed Tree Expert Jack Kuhlman to find a deeper connection to New Jersey native trees and unique ornamentals as he teaches identification in different seasons using leaves, bark, fruit and flowers as clues. March 30: Bark and Structure: Tree ID of Leafless Trees in Late Winter May 11: Leafing Out - Tree ID in Spring

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12:00 pm

“The Founding Fathers: John Phillip Osborne – The Artist’s 50th Anniversary Exhibition.”

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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$10.00

The Friends are thrilled to host JM Stringer Gallery for their fourth annual exhibition featuring the contemporary American master, John Phillip Osborne (b. 1951). Osborne is an internationally renowned painter and avid student of history, particularly the American Revolution, who has won numerous awards for his landscape, figurative, and still life paintings. A native of northern New Jersey, the encampments and significant battles of the Revolution literally envelop him, sparking a lifelong fire to artistically investigate the period and its players. The landscapes ordinary citizen soldiers and great Generals marched through still surround us today, the murmur of their footsteps still echo. Osborne captures these transcendental moments with a fine art background, academically trained eye, and historical accuracy – but above all, with unrivaled passion. This two-weekend show and sale will be a curated selection of Osborne’s newest work. SCHEDULE May 11 – Exhibition from 12 PM – 6 PM May 11 – Live Demonstration by John Phillip Osborne (b. 1951) at 2 PM May 12 – Exhibition from 12 PM – 5 PM May 18 – Exhibition from 12 PM – 6 PM May 19- Exhibition from 12 PM – 5 PM Admission tickets will be available for purchase Learn More ...

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1:00 pm

Hooray for May! 2019

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Free

The Center for Contemporary Art 2020 Burnt Mills Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921 (908) 234-2345 info@ccabedminster.org Join us for a free family art day at The Center! Now in its sixth year, “Hooray for May!” brings together families from the local community for a fun and interactive day of making art! There are many hands-on art activities for children of all ages to keep or give on Mother’s Day. The festivities also include family-friendly guided gallery tours of The Center’s current exhibitions, a community art project, and much more!

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2:00 pm

Astronomy Day

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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$10.00

Astronomy Day Join us for hands-on activities celebrating Astronomy and Science! Observe the Sun(safely) and the Moon through our telescopes. Use your body to tell time on a sundial. The 3M Observatory will be open for solar observing during the day and peeks of the Moon and other celestial objects in the evening sky. The event is appropriate for families with children ages six and older. Activities are free. Planetarium shows and laser concerts are an additional cost. From 2-5 pm and 6-9 pm on May 11.

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Astronomy Day

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Free

Join us for hands-on activities celebrating Astronomy and Science! Observe the Sun(safely) and the Moon through our telescopes. Use your body to tell time on a sundial. the 3M Observatory will be open for solar observing during the day and peeks of the Moon and other celestial objects in the evening sky. The event is appropriate for families with children ages six and older. Activities are free. Planetarium shows and laser concerts are an additional cost. No reservations are necessary. May 11, 2-5 and 6-9 pm

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3:00 pm

The Little Star That Could

May 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 11, 2019

Planetarium/RVCC, 118 Lamington Road Park
Branchburg, NJ 08876 United States
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$10.00

The Little Star That Could Travel with an average yellow star on his quest to get a “name” and a planet to call his own. A “cool” red star, a “hot” blue star, a dying star, double stars and the Milky Way Galaxy teach Little Star some important things about being a star. Imagine Little Star’s surprise when he discovers that planets rotate around him. The show offers a great introduction to the different kinds of stars in space, as well as the planets in our solar system. (ages 6-12) Reservations recommended.

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Whitehouse Wind Symphony Free Concert

May 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Free

The Whitehouse Wind Symphony, a community band under the direction of Branchburg resident James P. Sheeley, Jr., will present a free concert on Saturday, May 11th at 3:00pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Somerville, NJ. The concert program is entitled “Celebrating Concert Band Classics” and include selections such as: “First Suite in E?” by Gustav Holst, “The Trombone King” by Karl King, “S’Wonderful” by George Gershwin, an arrangement of selections from “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff, and an arrangement of “El Camino Real” by Alfred Reed. The band will also perform the “Greater Clarksburg March” by Virgil Bork. This march was written by the grandfather of the band’s founder and conductor emeritus, Casey Bork. In 2018, composer-in-residence Chris W. Johnson published a special engraving of this march, and in 2018 it was named the official march of the Whitehouse Wind Symphony. The concert is free and open to the general public, although donations will be accepted to benefit the band, a non-profit group comprised entirely of volunteer musicians. Large print programs are available upon request, and the church is handicapped accessible. The Whitehouse Wind Symphony was founded in 1996. It is dedicated to presenting the best in all varieties Learn More ...

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4:00 pm

Laser Kids

May 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 11, 2019

Planetarium/RVCC, 118 Lamington Road Park
Branchburg, NJ 08876 United States
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$10.00

Laser Kids An updated song list entertains kids at heart while lasers dance on the dome overhead. Songs include “Try Everything,” from the movie Zoolander, “YMCA” by the Village People, and “Everything is Awesome” from the Lego Movie,(ages 6-12) Reservations recommended.

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5:00 pm

McDonald’s Gospelfest

May 11 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Gospelfest returns to Prudential Center with the mission of spreading love, peace and joy. Gospelfest begins with a competition of rising musical stars in categories including Soloists, Choirs, Praise Dancers, Singing Groups, Gospel Comedians, Gospel Poets and Gospel Rappers. McDonald's Gospelfest originated in 1983 under the McDonald's Corporation and the McDonald's New York Metro Owner/Operation Association. Over thirty years later, it has emerged as the nation's preeminent Gospel celebration, bringing joy, inspiration, encouragement and hope to millions of Americans.

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7:00 pm

Astronaut

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 18, 2019

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$10.00

Astronaut Astronaut takes you from Earth into space, and beyond. Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject “Chad”, our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him. Astronaut is an experience like nothing on Earth. Reservations recommended.

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Somerset Patriots vs. Lancaster Barnstormers Baseball Game

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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$10 – $26

- The game features Mental Health Awareness Night at the ballpark. - The Somerset Patriots and Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic will bring awareness to mental health and alleviate some of the stigma and misconceptions surrounding mental illness. - Don't miss the Best FIREWORKS Show in New Jersey following the game.

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WOODSTOCK 50 YEARS LATER!

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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$10

WOODSTOCK 50 YEARS LATER! The Woodstock Music Festival began on August 15, 1969, as half a million people waited on a dairy farm in Bethel, New York, for the three-day music festival to start. Billed as “An Aquarian Experience: 3 Days of Peace and Music,” the epic event would later be known simply as Woodstock and become synonymous with the counterculture movement of the 1960s. Over the rainy weekend, thirty-two acts, which included Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone, the Who, the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Joe Crocker, the Jefferson Airplane, Ravi Shankar, and Country Joe and the Fish, to name a few, performed outdoors. The festival is widely regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history and was captured in this Academy Award-winning 1970 documentary movie ” Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music. Show time May 11 , @ 7 pm . Tickets $10. Available @ www.brookarts.org or at the door. Call 732-469-7700 Brook Arts Center , 10 Hamilton Street, Bound Brook, NJ

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8:00 pm

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon Laser Concert

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 18, 2019

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$10.00

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon Laser Concert Enjoy songs from Pink Floyd’s hit album while lasers dance on the dome. Songs include “Time,” “Money,” and “Eclipse.” Reservations recommended.

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