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The War on the World : National Open Call for Artwork

August 6 @ 8:00 am - September 15 @ 12:00 am
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Frontline Arts and Frontline Paper are inviting artists nationwide to submit work for an upcoming group show: "The War on the World". The curators of the exhibition “The War On The World” extend to you an invitation to submit up to three works for consideration to hang in the Frontline Arts Gallery throughout November, 2019. “The War On The World” confronts the reality that the leading polluter of our planet is the U.S. military. Given the precarious state of the earth, with our country hostage to mindless greed and racism, fear and hate, the curators hope to construct a vivid picture of where we are, where we could be going and what we can do about it. Our thoughts are to begin immediately and then to expand this exhibit into later next year. In advance of the 2020 elections, we wish to be seen, maybe heard, perhaps inspire. Does it matter? Humanity is part of the Eco-system. As artists, we know something of humanity. So why not. As one great artist of the environment, Edward Abbey, famously said, “Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul." FRONTLINE PAPER Frontline Paper, formerly known as Combat Paper NJ, is a program Learn More ...

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9:00 am

NJ Audubon: Negri Nepote Native Grassland Preserve Field Trip

September 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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NJ Audubon: Negri Nepote Native Grassland Preserve Field Trip led by NJ Audubon Naturalist We'll be looking for early fall migrants passing through Negri Nepote. We hope to see Blue Grosbeak and grassland specialties including Grasshopper Sparrow and Dickcissel before they migrate for the winter. Please dress for the weather, and preferably wear boots. Please bring binoculars if you have them; we will have some loaner binoculars available. For the past 14 years NJA guided nature walks have been funded by the Franklin Township Open Space Committee. When Sunday, September 15, 2019. (9:00am to 11:00am) Where 260 Skillmans Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873 Cost & Registration Free. To register please call 732-873-2500 ext 6279 or at franklintrails@twp.franklin.nj.us

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11:00 am

Bridgewater Community Day Featuring Touch a Truck and Dog Day

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Bridgewater Township and the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Bridgewater will be hosting the Second Annual Bridgewater Community Day Featuring Touch-a-Truck & Dog Day on Sunday, September 15 from 11 AM- 2 PM. Bridgewater Community Day is free and open to the entire community. The event will be held outdoors on the grounds of Somerset County Vo-Tech High School, located at 14 Vogt Drive in Bridgewater next to the Bridgewater Library and Farmers Market, and will be held rain or shine. The event benefits JCC Special Needs Programs and Services for children and adults. The event will be a fun-filled day for families and dogs; dogs on leashes and with current vaccinations are welcome to attend. A variety of trucks and vehicles will be available to children to explore including emergency vehicles, a medical rescue helicopter and construction trucks. Local animal shelters and rescue agencies will have dogs available for adoption. Kids’ activities include inflatables, a game truck, face painting and kids’ tattoos. Food will be available for purchase from Food Trucks. Information is posted at ssbjcc.org/communityday2019.

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2:00 pm

All That Jazz with the BrassWorks Quintet @ the Farmstead Arts Center

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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$15 – $20

The BrassWorks Quintet explores the many faces of jazz (Ragtime, Dixieland, Blues, Charleston, Swing, Jazz on Broadway, Jazz in movies, and Rock-N-Roll) — its origins, its development, and its influence on other music. Featuring: Jen Luzzo (trumpet), Ryan Krewer (trumpet), Leah Swanger (horn), Roger Verdi (trombone), and Paul Ogushwitz (tuba). Tickets available in advance. Purchases at the door are cash-only. The Farmstead Arts Center is a center for fine, practical, and performing arts in Basking Ridge, NJ. The Center operates under the Friends of the Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead, a 501c3 organization. This program will be held in the Farmstead's main, wheelchair accessible building. Parking is available on the Farmstead property, as well as at the parking lot for the Farmstead Park (a two minute walk through tall grass to the building).

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A Spirited War – Author Presentation and Book Signing

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Author Presentation and Book Signing: Don Peck, “A Spirited War: George Washington and the Ghosts of the American Revolution in Central New Jersey” Sun. Sep15, 2019 2pm 215 South Middlebush Rd, Somerset, NJ We are very pleased to host a presentation and signing by local author Don Peck. Please join us for an engaging afternoon at the historic Wyckoff-Garretson house. After the presentation there will be a docent-led tour of the museum house. From the American History Press website: “Have all physical vestiges of the Revolution vanished from the Garden State? Not at all. In fact, the reader will be pleasantly surprised to discover that many historic sites still do exist, places that offer us a genuine glimpse into the Spirited War of the times. Donald Peck and his companion Jane Doherty lead us on an in-depth tour of many of these Midland sites, each interpreting the facts from their individual point of view. As historian and psychic, they provide a fresh analysis of events that took place in the area, along with explanations of the personalities involved in them. The result is a very readable and exciting narrative, one that affords us an entirely new perspective on the past Learn More ...

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8:00 pm

Backstreet Boys

September 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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This iconic boy band will set off on the DNA World Tour in support of their newest album DNA. BSB analyzed their individual DNA profiles to see what crucial element each member represents in the group's DNA and how it creates the unstoppable and legendary Backstreet Boys. "That's what I love about this album," said Kevin Richardson. "We were able to bring all of our influences and styles into one coherent piece of work. These songs are a great representation of who we are as individuals and who we are as a group. It's our DNA. We're really proud of that."

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