Week of Sept. 4-Sept. 10

Photo courtesy of Laura Partain
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier will perform at Concerts In The Studio in Freehold on Sept. 15 in support of her most important work to date, "Rifles & Rosary Beads" (Thirty Tigers). Co-written with U.S. veterans and their families, the eleven deeply personal songs reveal the untold stories and struggles that veterans and their spouses deal with abroad and after returning home. For more information, visit concertsinthestudio.com.

Special Events

2019 CAI-NJ Annual Conference & Expo
Thursday, Oct. 17
The Event Center at iPlay America
110 Schanck Road, Freehold
Free for Community Managers, Board Members and Homeowners
Attendee pre-registration is recommended
Info www.cainj.org
email [email protected] or call 609-588-0030

2019 Cruise Nights
stroll down Main Street in Metuchen while viewing antique, collectible and performance cars and motorcycles
Sept. 4
6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (rain dates each following Wednesday)

Somerset Patriots
vs. High Point Rockers
Sept. 6 and 7 at 7:05 p.m.
Sept. 8 at 1:05 p.m.
vs. Sugarland Skeeters
Sept. 10, 11 and 12 at 6:35 p.m.
vs. New Britain Bees
Sept. 20 and 21 at 7:05 p.m.
Sept. 22 at 1:05 p.m.
TD Bank Ballpark
1 Patriots Park, Bridgewater
908-252-0700; www.somersetpatriots.com

6th Annual Celebration of HOPE Walk
The annual walk, hosted by HOPE Sheds Light, will provide hope and support to families at the Jersey Shore that are impacted by addiction.
Saturday, Sept. 7 on the Seaside Heights Boardwalk
Walk registration starts at 8 a.m. on the Hiering Avenue beach in Seaside Heights
Registration: $10 (includes a free t-shirt)
To learn more or register, visit HOPEShedsLight.org

Chocolate Wine & More
Sept. 7, 12-4 p.m.
The Event Center at iPlay America
110 Schanck Road, Freehold
Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
609-874-2147 or email [email protected]

History Comes Alive with William Agress as
Albert Einstein
Sunday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m.
The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County
located in the Mounts Corner Shopping Center
310 Mounts Corner Drive, Freehold
Admission: $8 members, $10 non-members
732-252-6990; jhmomc.org

Boheme Opera Lecture Performance Series
That Touch of Genius  
Lecture by Jerry Kalstein
Presented by The Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission in collaboration with the Monroe Township Public Library
Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 1 p.m.
Monroe Township Public Library
4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Township
Free Admission

Wind & Sea Festival
Hosted by The Monmouth County Park System
Saturday, Sept. 14, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth
Most activities are free but some may have a fee.
Free admission and parking. Parking is available at the Belford Ferry Terminal located at 10 Harbor Way, Belford. A shuttle bus will transport visitors to and from the ferry terminal to Bayshore Waterfront Park.
732-842-4000; www.MonmouthCountyParks.com

8th Annual Hub City Sounds
The 7th Annual Central Jersey Jazz Festival
Saturday, Sept. 14, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
George Street (between Livingston Avenue and Paterson Street), New Brunswick
Rock New Brunswick
Saturday, Sept. 21, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
The Yard, 40 College Ave., New Brunswick
The 39th Raritan River Festival
Sunday, Sept. 22, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Boyd Park, Rt. 18 North, New Brunswick
5th Annual Corazon Latino Festival in partnership with El Mercado Esperanza
Sunday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Joyce Kilmer Park, 143 Joyce Kilmer Ave., New Brunswick
908-917-2862; www.NewBrunswickArts.org

Sayreville Day
children’s games, rides, foods from around the world,
entertainment, craft vendors and more
Saturday, Sept. 14, from 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Rain Date: Sept. 21
Kennedy Park on Washington Road
732-390-7092; 732-390-7096

Sayreville’s “Blast from The Past” – Classic Car Show and Concert featuring Clem and Friends
Sept. 15, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Raindate: Sept. 22, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Kennedy Park on Washington Road
Refreshments available at the Food court.
Admission is free to spectators. To enter a classic car, provide 2 non-perishable food items for the Sayreville Food Bank at the registration table.
732-390-7092; 732-390-7096

La Juive (The Jewess): Grand Opera in Five Acts
Sept. 15 at 2 p.m.
The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County
310 Mounts Corner Drive, Freehold
Admission: $8 members, $10 non-members
732-252-6990; www.jhmomc.org

The South River PBA Cops ‘N’ Cruisers Car Show
Sept. 19 from 5-9 p.m.
Main Street in Downtown South River
Show a vehicle for $10. All makes, models and years welcome. Free to spectators. There will be music, food, trophies and PBA merchandise.
Visit the PBA on Facebook and Instagram

Woofstock – Responsible Dog Ownership Day
blessing of animals, ask the vet, doggie kissing booth, costume contest, dog/owner look-alike contest,
pet photos, local rescue groups and more
Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Kennedy Park
732-390-7092; 732-390-7096

A Spiritual Evening with Gail Lionetti
Friday, Sept. 27, 7-9:30 p.m.
Center Players
35 South St., Freehold
Price: $50 per person (plus $2 fee); no walk-ins
Registration/payment in advance is necessary. To reserve a spot call 732-462-9093 or visit www.centerplayers.org

On Stage

Paul Robeson
Sept. 5-Sept. 15
The Arthur Laurents Theatre – New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
11 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
Tickets: $25-$65
732-545-8100; www.crossroadstheatrecompany.com

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
Sept. 13-29. Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.
Playhouse 22
721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick
Tickets: $22 adults, $20 seniors and students
732-254-3939; www.playhouse22.org

Sept. 21-Oct .13
Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater
Two River Theater
21 Bridge Ave., Red Bank
732-345-1400; tworivertheater.org


Fall Concert Series
Wednesdays in September and October in front of the Hall of Records, downtown Freehold, from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Hand Me Down World Sept. 11

Woodbridge Township Concerts
Local Band Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Tanzman Park (across from Woodbridge train station)
Revolver Sept. 5

Shrewsbury Chorale seeks singers under new Maestro
The Shrewsbury Chorale 3-concert season under new
Music Director, Joshua Slater
Open Rehearsals Tuesday, Sept. 10, 17 & 24, at 7:45 p.m.
Accepting singers of all voice parts, age high school and up, particularly tenors. Former members are also welcome. Weekly practices on Tuesday nights from 7:45-10 p.m.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County
1475 W. Front St., Lincroft
Scores provided. Events are free.
To schedule an audition, call 908-309-0602 or email [email protected].

Metuchen Rocks! 2019 Summer Concert Season
Billy Hector and his R&B Band Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.
Metuchen’s Summer Stage on the Plaza, corner of New and Pearl Streets, downtown Metuchen
Admission:  Free
For up-dates, rain dates and other concert information visit www.metuchenarts.com

Bruce Springsteen’s 70th Birthday Bash with “Tramps Like Us”
Saturday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Strand Center for the Arts
The Strand Center for the Arts
400 Clifton Ave., Lakewood
Tickets: $29-$500
732-367-7789; strand.org

Decade: A Neil Young Tribute for the Ages
Sunday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m.
Richard P. Marasco Center for the Performing Arts
1629 Perrineville Road, Monroe Township
tickets: Adults $30; Patrons $25; High school and college students are free at the door with ID
www.etix.com, call 1-800-514-3849 or visit the box office one hour prior to showtime

Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Tribute Sept. 29
Asbury Lanes
209 4th Ave., Asbury Park
Tickets: AsburyLanes.com, AXS.com or BoweryPresents.com

Chamber Music series
Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Quartet for Violin, Cello, Oboe and Viola
Monday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m.
Monroe Township Public Library
4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Township
Registration is not required. Free Admission
Sponsored by the Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission

An Evening of Musical Favorites, Featuring Cantor Wayne Siet, accompanied by David Schlossberg
Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m.
The Monroe Township Senior Center
12 Halsey Reed Road, Monroe Township
Admission: $36 per person. Paid reservations are recommended.
Sponsorship: $136 (includes two tickets and an acknowledgement in the concert program)
732-252-6990; jhmomc.org/events

For Kids

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Sunday, Sept. 8, at 2:30 p.m.
tickets: $8. Reservations are required for all performances.
Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
performances resume on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 2:30 p.m.
Weekday performances will also be open to the general public. Call for specified dates.
tickets: $10. Reservations are required for all performances.
First Avenue Playhouse
123 First Ave., Atlantic Highlands
For information call the Box Office at 732-291-1216


Free Comedy Night
comedian Mike Bonner is the host
Sept. 6, starts at 8 p.m.
reservations recommended
Station Bar & Grill Restaurant
2625 Route 130 South, Cranbury
609-655-5550; stationbarandgrill.com

Please call or check the website for the venue to determine if the event is taking place or has been rescheduled.