Week of Oct. 16-Oct. 22

The 2019-20 season at Center Playhouse, Freehold Borough, will open with “Lend Me a Tenor,” from Oct. 18 through Nov. 10. The musical “A Year With Frog and Toad” is based on the Frog and Toad children’s stories and will be performed from Dec. 6-15.

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

The Classic Model Toy & Train Expo
Sunday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
View numerous operating layouts, get spare parts for both vintage and newer train models, visit with the Lionel Tech representative for repairs or purchase new boxed and ready-to-run sets. Other highlights include Greenberg Book Store, as well as several other layouts with multiple train gauges along with tables of toy trains in every gauge.
Christian Brothers Academy
850 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft
Admission: $7 adults, children under 10 admitted free
with a parent
Free parking in school parking lot
Contact: 201-207-2522 or 732-845-5966

The Middlesex County 4-H Haunted House and Hayride
Every Friday and Saturday in October from 7-10:30 p.m.
Admission: $5 for each activity or $8 for both activities.
For directions to the Haunted House and the 4-H Center, visit
www.middlesexcountynj.gov and search “4H”.

East Brunswick Ghost Walk
Every Saturday in October at 7:30 p.m.
5 Pine Street, Old Bridge Historic District, East Brunswick
GPS 5 Pine Street for location
$8 per person. Rain or Shine
Wheelchair and stroller friendly; family friendly
Contact: East Brunswick Ghost Walk on Facebook

The Aubrey Foundation Purple for Pappas
5K Run & Walk
children’s activities, food and entertainment
Oct. 20. Race starts at 10 a.m.
North Brunswick Community Park
2053 Route 130, North Brunswick
Register online at purpleforpappas5k.theaubreyfoundation.org

Thompson Park Day
Sunday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thompson Park, 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft
Free Admission, Free Parking
732-842-4000, ext. 4312; www.monmouthcountyparks.com

Connecting with Your Past Lives with Medium Barbara Mackey
Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Monmouth Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Lincroft
on the campus of Brookdale Community College
Parking Lot #1
Tickets: $50
732-224-1993; monmouthmuseum.org

6th annual Trick or Treat Around The Park
Oct. 25, 5-8 p.m.
The Event Center at iPlay America
110 Schanck Road, Freehold
Free event. Registration is required.
732-577-8200; www.iplayamerica.com

80’s Wrestling Con
Oct. 26. Door Time: 10 a.m.; End Time: 3 p.m.
Signing from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with other events planned throughout the day
The Event Center at iPlay America
110 Schanck Road, Freehold
732-577-8200; www.iplayamerica.com

United Methodist Church at Milltown Concert Series
Presents Fall Tea
Oct. 26, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Teas, scones, finger sandwiches, cakes, piano music and more
40 seats available at each seating and tickets are $15 each. Reserve tickets by Oct. 23.
United Methodist Church, 47 North Main St., Milltown

Heart of Oneness Holistic Expo
Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Radisson Hotel Crystal Ballroom
50 Gibson Place, Freehold
Admission: $5, children under 13 free

Hub City Sounds
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

Fright Fest
Weekends and select days through Nov. 3
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson

54th Annual Apple Festival
Hosted by The Madison-Old Bridge Township Historical Society
Nov. 9, 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
The Old Bridge Municipal Complex
1 Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge
Free admission. Parking is available in the Old Bridge Civic Center Municipal lot.


Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre presents
“The Italian Connection”
Oct. 27 at 3 p.m.
The Arthur Laurents Theatre
New Brunswick Perforrming Arts Center
11 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
Tickets: $16 (Seniors/Students), $21 (General), $26 (VIP)
732-598-3979; www.alboradadance.org

The Atlantic City Ballet presents Dracula
Oct. 27 at 4 p.m.
Strand Center for the Arts
400 Clifton Ave., Lakewood
Tickets: $35 Orch/Loge, $25 Mezz, $20 Seniors,
$15 Students
732-367-7789; strand.org

On Stage

Last Days of Summer
a new musical based on the best-selling novel by Steve Kluger
through Nov. 10
The Elizabeth Ross Johnson Theater at The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
11 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick

Lend Me a Tenor
Ken Ludwig’s farce, directed by Michael Tota
Oct. 18-Nov. 10
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Center Playhouse
35 South St., downtown Freehold
Tickets for most productions are priced at $26-28
732-462-9093; www.centerplayers.org


The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio will appear
at the Earth Room Concerts
Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Earth Room Concerts is located at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, 1475 W. Front St., Lincroft
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Artist information: www.heatherpierson.com

Music at the Museum concert series
a collaboration with Rutgers Community Arts
explores connections between Einstein and Mozart
Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Feb. 9 and March 15
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers
71 Hamilton Street (at George Street) on the College Avenue Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick
848-932-7237; www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu

Music at Saint Mary’s presents an American Organ Recital
Join organists Shea Velloso and Christopher Deibert as they open the 2019-2020 concert season with an old-fashioned Americana organ recital.
Oct. 20 at 4 p.m.
Saint Mary Church, 256 Augusta St., South Amboy
Free admission ($15 donation suggested).
A wine and cheese reception will follow the concert
For questions call MASM at 732-857-0202

Chamber Music series
Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Quartet for Violin, Cello, Oboe and Viola
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

Downtown Lunchtime Recital Series
Join the Manhattan Saxophone Quartet as they perform a celebrated collection of French works that highlight the saxophone’s unique story in the world of French music.
Oct. 23 at 12:15 p.m.
Enjoy some of Lillian Copland’s favorite pieces from the classic oboe repertoire, as well as a newly composed solo oboe piece inspired by nature.
Nov. 6 at 12:15 .m.
First Reformed Church of New Brunswick
9 Bayard St., New Brunswick
Free recital, free lunch and free parking. Barrier-free entrance at 9 Bayard Street. Parking vouchers are available for the Church St. Parking Deck.

An Evening of Musical Favorites
Featuring Cantor Wayne Siet, accompanied by
David Schlossberg
Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
The Monroe Township Senior Center
12 Halsey Reed Road, Monroe Township
Admission: $36 per person. Paid reservations recommended.
732-252-6990; jhmomc.org/events

Piano Concert
Oct. 27 at 4 p.m.
Pianist Veronica O’Brien will present a concert of piano works. The program will include pieces by Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Dimitri Shostakovich, and a duet for piano and organ. A free-will offering will be taken to benefit the organ fund.
United Methodist Church
47 North Main St., Milltown

Monroe Township Chorus Presents 
“A World of Song”
Free Concert
Nov. 17. Concert Begins at 2 p.m. Doors Open 1:15 p.m.
Richard P. Marasco Performing Arts Center
Monroe Township Middle School
1629 Perrineville Road, Monroe Township
For Information: Sheila Werfel, Director at 609-619-3229

For Kids

The Laurie Berkner Band’s Monster Boogie Halloween Concert
Oct. 20. Doors 11 a.m. Start 12 p.m.
The Event Center at iPlay America
110 Schanck Road, Freehold
Tickets: VIP, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Skydeck Seating tickets at

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