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Top 15 Most Read Stories From The New Jersey Scene As Of June 26

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originally published: 07/03/2022

Here’s a look at the 15 most-read articles published at New Jersey Stage from June 26 to July 2, 2022. Each week, we publish about 70 articles, including several columns and original features, as well as press releases for events taking place in statewide and neighboring areas like Philadelphia and New York. This week’s top 15 includes articles from 8 New Jersey counties (Atlantic, Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Passaic and Union).

1) PHOTOS of the Empanada Festival in Clifton – On Saturday, June 25, Passaic County, Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc, and MegaBite Events hosted another Food Truck Festival – this year’s theme was Northern New Jersey Empanadas. The event took place at Weasel Brook Park in Clifton, New Jersey. It featured about 20 food trucks and vendors as well as offerings of New Jersey craft beer, wine, hard seltzer and soft drinks. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take pictures.

2) “I like it!” Dark Star Orchestra LIVE! in Seaside Heights, New Jersey – It’s a glorious summer’s eve on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, NJ, this Saturday, June 25, 2022, as music lovers line up for a concert on the beach by world-renowned Grateful Dead tribute band, Dark Star Orchestra. The band show tonight is the opening night event of a spectacular show Seaside Heights Live summer concert series here at the shore.

3) Kim Seung Yeon has a solo etching exhibition throughout Julyy – (TENAFLY, NJ) — Acc Gallery presents a solo exhibition on Kim Seung Yeon’s print entitled “Night Landscape, the mezzotint works series”. The artwork is on view by appointment only July 1-31, 2022. Please call 201-390-6275 or email [email protected] to schedule an appointment.

4) Plays-in-the-Park returns for its 60th season in Middlesex County this summer with three popular Broadway musicals – (EDISON, NJ) — Middlesex County’s Plays-in-the-Park returns to the stage this summer, with performances by Something rotten! The musical SpongeBob SquarePantsand A chorus line at the Stephen J. Capestro Theater in Edison, as part of the 60th season of Plays-in-the-Park.

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5) 7th Annual Roselle House Music Festival – (ROSELLE, NJ) — Back after a two-year hiatus, it’s the 7th Annual Roselle House Music Festival! The festival returns to historic Warinanco Park for a day-long family celebration of electronic dance music from New Jersey’s soulful brand of deep house music. Enjoy dancing and food with their vendors. Join Mayor Donald Shaw, Roselle Borough Council and the Roselle Department of Recreation for the Roselle House Music Festival 2022 on Saturday, July 9, 2022 live in beautiful Warinanco Park from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners.

6) Preview of the 46th Newark Black Film Festival – (NEWARK, NJ) – The Newark Museum of Art continues its legacy of showcasing films that reinforce the historical significance of the black experience in the United States with the 46th Newark Black Film Festival, which runs July 12-17 . The festival presents twelve films and presents six prizes: Long Narrative Award, Short Narrative Award, Long Documentary Award, Short Documentary Award, Experimental Award and Best Film Award.

7) NJ native country artist Gary Frost releases “Shutup Springsteen” – Yes, he said it! Many scenarios come to mind as to the meaning of Monmouth County country music artist Gary Frost’s new video and single “Shutup Springsteen”, but it’s not what you think…

8) Renault Winery and Resort Announce Independence Day Weekend Events – (EGG HARBOUR, NJ) — Renault Winery and Resort is celebrating America’s birthday with a two-day all-day celebration this Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3. Music fans are invited to the first-ever annual Renault Winery Country Music Festival with two days of live music and bands, multiple stages, wine, food trucks, family fun and more surprises. Then, Renault presents the first Red, Wine and Blue 5K Run and Red, Wine and Blue Kids’ Run on Sunday morning from 8:30 am. On Sunday evenings, look skyward over Renault for an Independence Day-themed fireworks display, free with admission to the music festival, or $10 per car to watch from the parking lot Renault.

9) The annual Carteret Independence Day Festival will take place this Saturday at Waterfront Park and Veterans Pier – (CARTERET, NJ) — Mayor Daniel J. Reiman will host the annual Carteret Independence Day Festival at Waterfront Park and Veteran’s Pier, 200 Middlesex Ave, this Saturday, July 2 from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. This is a rain or shine event.

10) Vanessa Wong opens Wahine Wine Company and Fish & Whistle Market in Ventnor – (VENTNOR, NJ) – In 2016, Vanessa Wong opened Fishtown Social, a successful natural wine store and bar in a vast growing and developing area of ​​Philadelphia. Now she’s building on that success and looking to the Jersey Shore for her next two ventures.

11) Bergen County players announce 2022-23 season — (ORADELL, NJ) — The Bergen County players have announced their 2022-23 season. They will return to the stage full-time with an ambitious, joyous and playful year of audience-pleasing musicals and innovative pieces for its 90th season. From delightful musicals to hilarious comedies to thought-provoking dramas, BCP has earned a reputation for producing exceptional quality productions at affordable prices. As audiences eagerly await the return to theaters, the company is thrilled to kick off the season with the Tony Award-winning play, RAGTIME: the musical.

12) Asbury Park Theater Company presents Green Day’s “American Idiot” – (ASBURY PARK, NJ) — The new Asbury Park Theater Company (APTCo) will present Green Day’s american idiot, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical as the company’s first production. Performances take place at the Kingsley Theater at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park the first two weekends of July. The piece is based on the Grammy-winning multi-platinum album and boldly takes the American musical where it has never gone before. This high-octane show includes all the songs from the Green Day album, american idiotas well as several songs from his next release, The 21st century breakdown.

13) Paper Mill Playhouse announces 2022-2023 season – (MILLBURN, NJ) – Paper Mill Playhouse has announced its 2022-2023 season, including a gripping murder mystery, a Disney hero of mythical proportions, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved finale musical, the award-nominated story Tony of two Latin music icons, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that defined a generation.

14) Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats arrive at Stone Pony Summer Stage on July 1st — (ASBURY PARK, NJ) — Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats arrive at the Stone Pony Summer Stage July 1 at 6:30 p.m. The band are touring in support of their third studio album, The futurewhich was released on Stax Records.

15) The Grunin Center announces the 2022-23 season — (TOMS RIVER, NJ) — The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College has announced its new 2022-23 season, featuring a fantastic lineup of spectacular shows and special events. The new season is jam-packed with music, family entertainment, award-winning drama, and thrilling performances featuring artists from around the world.


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