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Event Series Laser Kids laser concert

Laser Kids laser concert

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Sing along to an updated playlist while lasers “dance” on the dome overhead. Songs include “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond, “Levitating” by Dua Lipa, and “Can’t Stop this Feeling” by Justin Timberlake. (Recommended for ages 6-12)  

Event Series Skies Over Hogwarts

Skies Over Hogwarts

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Join our eclectic group of witches and wizards as they guide you through a "Harry Potter"-themed tour of the night sky. Learn how J.K. Rowling used astronomy as the inspiration for some of her characters' names.  (Recommended for ages 8 and older)

Event Series First and Farthest

First and Farthest

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From the first rockets to the first man on the Moon, “First and Farthest” celebrates humanity's great accomplishments in the Space Race. The show may bring back memories for those who experienced the Space Race and inspire new generations to continue exploring the universe. With its discussion of science, technology, engineering, and mathematical concepts, “First and Farthest” supports a STEM-focused pursuit of knowledge. The presentation is made possible with a grant from NASA’s New Jersey Space Grant Consortium. Weather permitting, the 3M Observatory, located outside the Planetarium, will be open after the show. (Recommended for ages 10-adult)

Event Series Laser Beatles

Laser Beatles

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Listen to The Fab Four’s hits from their long careers, including “Twist and Shout,” “Revolution,” and “Get Back,” while lasers animate the songs on the dome overhead. (Recommended for ages 10-adult)

James Austin Jr in Concert

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The soulful stylings of James Austin Jr., reveal his jazz pedigree and gospel roots. James, originally from Chicago, is an accomplished pianist and bandleader. He honed his craft under the tutelage of a number of legendary musicians, including extensive study with renowned jazz educator, Barry Harris. In recognition of his highly skilled musicianship, James has received numerous accolades and awards, including the honor of being selected as a semi-finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano competition. James has performed alongside an illustrious list of singers and musicians in diverse settings throughout the world, including numerous celebrity functions and televised shows. He recently served as pianist and arranger for two star-studded concerts at Carnegie Hall under the baton of esteemed musical director, Ray Chew. James is regularly featured in the New York City area as a pianist and bandleader for various live concerts, theatrical performances, and civic and charitable events. He has curated and led the NJPAC Jazz Jam series since its inception. For the past couple of years, he has also served as musical director for jazz phenom Miss Alexis Morrast. Songs in the Key of Wonder, James’ debut album, showcases his tasteful instrumental arrangements of a selection

Event Series The Butler Did It!

The Butler Did It!

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This comedy parodies every English mystery play ever written with a decidedly American flair.  When they're not busy tripping over clues, they are tripping over each other! Laughs collide with thrills, and the climax is a real seat-grabber as the true killer is unmasked, and almost everyone turns out to be someone else!

Tyrone Stackhouse Project at Riverside Inn

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Catch Tyrone Stackhouse Project at Riverside Inn Saturday January 21st. This is inside so space is limited, get there early to get some dinner and then hang out for drinks and great music all night!

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