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Amy Faris: Memory and the Explorer

September 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - October 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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The Center for Contemporary Art 2020 Burnt Mills Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921 Phone (908) 234-2345 Email: info@ccabedminster.org EXHIBITION DATES: September 13 – October 26 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 14th from 3-5 p.m. Curated by Wes Sherman Amy Faris: Memory and the Explorer is a site-specific installation created for The Center consisting of a graphite and spray paint drawing set in dialogue with a painted doll's chair that rests upon ice floes made of plaster. Gallery Hours Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday - 9 a.m. to 5 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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Bascha Mon: New Land

September 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - October 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Free

The Center for Contemporary Art 2020 Burnt Mills Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921 Phone (908) 234-2345 Email: info@ccabedminster.org EXHIBITION DATES: September 13 – October 26 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 14th from 3-5 p.m. Curated by Wes Sherman Bascha Mon: New Land explores diversity and the current state of humanity. In this series of 288 paintings, Mon (Long Valley, NJ) encompasses the entry of new places that are both real and fantasy. They comment and reflect on humanity as individuals and as a whole in current issues involving politics or humanitarianism. Mon also invited other artists to participate by designing Flags for the New Land, which resulted in multitudes of ideas and imagery, and 73 flags, which will also be on view. Pictured: IN THIS BROKEN DOWN CART WE GO TO THE NEW LAND. NOTHING CAN STOP US! By Bascha Mon Gallery Hours Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday - 9 a.m. to 5 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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Four Women from Trenton

September 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - October 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Free

The Center for Contemporary Art 2020 Burnt Mills Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921 Phone (908) 234-2345 Email: info@ccabedminster.org EXHIBITION DATES: September 13 – October 26 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 14th from 3-5 p.m. Curated by Mel Leipzig Four Women from Trenton features work by Priscilla Snow Algava, Elizabeth Aubrey, Terri McNichol, and Marge Miccio. Pictured: Clouds, Spruce Head Maine by Marge Miccio Gallery Hours Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday - 9 a.m. to 5 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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10:00 am

SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

September 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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$12 – $5721.

They say the best camera for the job is the one you have with you. These days that camera is your smartphone! Photographer Joy Yagid will lead this hands-on workshop where participants will learn the best tips and tricks to get the most out of smartphone photography in nature. Joy will individually guide participants in identifying photo opportunities, and share how to edit these photos directly on their smartphones. Please meet at the Somerset County Park Commission Colonial Park Gardens Horticulture Building, Parking Lot A. 156 Mettlers Road, Somerset, NJ 08873.

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San Gennaro Brunch at the Grain House

September 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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$4 – $12

The Grain House Restaurant will celebrate the Feast of San Gennaro with an array of festival specials as part of our Sunday Brunch on September 22nd. You won’t need to go all the way to New York to enjoy delicious Italian street food. Weather permitting, many of the San Gennaro specials will be served under a tent on our Grain House Patio; otherwise, they will be served inside. Specials will include: Meatballs Parmesan with Jersey Tomato Sauce Traditional Spinach Pie Cavatelli with Sweet Italian Sausag Fried Rhode Island Calamari Deep Fried Mozzarella Curds Beef Braciole Carving Station Italian Antipasto Baby Artichoke Salad Mini-Tiramisu Fulper’s Farm Ricotta Cheese Zeppole Chocolate Chip Cannolis Adults: $31, Children 4-10 $12 Reservations Recommended 908-221-1150 or on OpenTable.com

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1:00 pm

John Basilone Parade

September 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Celebrating its 38th year, the 2019 John Basilone Memorial Parade will be held on Sunday, September 22nd at 1pm. This legendary procession celebrates Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone, the only U.S. Marine to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Navy Cross and the Purple Heart for his heroism in World War II. This celebration is also the only parade in America to honor a war hero. There will be a ceremony at Basilone Statue immediately after the parade.    

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1:05 pm

Somerset Patriots vs. New Britain Bees Baseball Game

September 22, 2019 @ 1:05 pm - 4:05 pm
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$10 – $26

- The game features Halloween Day at the ballpark! - Come out to the ballpark early to meet and get autographs from all the Somerset Patriots players and coaches in the Sunday Autograph Session presented by Somerset County Park Foundation. - Autographs begin when gates open at 12:00 pm. - After the game, everyone gets to Run The Bases in The Diamond Derby presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.

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2:00 pm

Author Embraces Nostalgia: Randon Billings Noble to Speak at Bernardsville Library

September 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Free

“Be with me always—take any form—drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you!” Thus does Heathcliff beg his dead Cathy in Wuthering Heights. He wants to be haunted—he insists on it. Randon Billings Noble does too, exploring a variety of topics in her new collection, “Be with Me Always: Essays” (Nebraska Press, March 1, 2019). Meet her at Bernardsville Public Library on Sunday, September 22 at 2:00 pm when she will talk about and read short selections from her book. Copies will be available for purchase and signing, and refreshments will be served. “A marvel. These essays are lyrical and innovative,” said Ned Stuckey-French, author of “The American Essay in the American Century.” “Dracula is a guide to a first love, Robinson Crusoe carries her through pregnancy with twins, Terry Tempest Williams helps her survive a cancer diagnosis, and E. M. Forster and Facebook help her manage the strange faces at her high school reunion. I admire Noble and her essays very much.” In a way, all good essays are about the things that haunt us until we have somehow embraced or understood them. In this collection of essays, Ms. Noble considers Learn More ...

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