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Week of Jan. 1-Jan. 7

Special Events

Winter ice skating enrollment at Old Bridge’s John Piccolo Ice Arena
Through March 29, 2020.
Open Public Skating sessions: Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings and evenings. Fees: $5 to $10; skate rentals $6. Party packages are also offered. Ice skating lessons are available to children, ages 4 and up, and adults, for both residents and non-residents.
Special programs include a therapeutic ice program for ages 12 and up to train for Special Olympics ice skating competitions. U.S. Figure Skating Membership is required for all classes at a cost of $16 and a one-time 15-minute starter lesson is required for new students. Online registration at www.oldbridge.com/recreation for winter lessons. Classes start on Jan. 13, 2020.
732-721-5600 ext. 4999; www.oldbridge.com/recreation

Henrik Lundqvist Meet & Greet
Henrik Lundqvist is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League.
Jan. 18. Doors 2:30 p.m. Start 3:30 p.m.
iPlay America
110 Schanck Road, Freehold
732-577-8200; www.iplayamerica.com

Yarn Bee at Historic Longstreet Farm
Jan. 4, 12-2:30 p.m.
Whether starting a new hobby or working on an old project, all are welcome to this gathering. Knit or crochet at your own pace, and farm staff will be on hand to assist those learning. Open to ages 10 and up; under 18 with adult.
Historic Longstreet Farm
44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel
Cost: $5 per person; cash or check only
732-946-3758; www.monmouthcountyparks.com

Roving Naturalist at Turkey Swamp Park
Jan. 4 at 9 a.m.
Join the Roving Naturalist for a leisurely walk on well maintained trails in Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold. Meet in the main parking lot. Discuss seasonal points of interest, search for signs of wildlife, and identify a bird or two. This is a 1.5-2 hour program, but feel free to join in or drop out at any point. Dress for the weather as light rain and snow are not deterrents. Free.
732-872-2670; www.monmouthcountyparks.com

Open Ceramics
Jan. 5, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Come to the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft, and choose from a large selection of bisque fired pottery pieces to glaze and make your own. Children age 12 and under are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $6 per hour plus price of bisque ware; cash or check only. Pieces will be fired in about a week.
732-842-4000, ext. 4343; www.monmouthcountyparks.com

Cutting, Splitting and Hewing at Historic Longstreet Farm
Jan. 11, 12-2:30 p.m.
Use a two-man saw and splitting wedge; learn how farmers used a froe to rive shingles or a broad ax to hew beams. Open to adults. Free.
Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel
732-946-3758; www.monmouthcountyparks.com

Neil deGrasse Tyson
The InexplicableUniverse: Unsolved Mysteries
Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
NJPAC Prudential Hall
1 Center St., Newark
Tickets: $49-$99
1-888-GO-NJPAC; njpac.org


Ashanti, JaRule, Lloyd & Lil Mo
Jan. 4 at 8 p.m.
NJPAC Prudential Hall
1 Center St., Newark
Tickets: $49.50-$99.50
1-888-GO-NJPAC; njpac.org

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD Wozzeck
Jan. 11 at 1 p.m.
Pollak Theatre
Monmouth University
400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch
General admission: $23
732-263-6889; www.monmouth.edu

Richard Thompson
Jan. 17 at 8 p.m.
Lizzie & Jonathan Tisch Stage at Victoria Theater
1 Center St., Newark
Tickets: $54-$94
1-888-GO-NJPAC; njpac.org

Stephanie Mills & The Whispers
Jan. 18 at 8 p.m.
NJPAC Prudential Hall
1 Center St., Newark
Tickets: $49-$99
1-888-GO-NJPAC; njpac.org


Monmouth Museum features ‘Petopia!’ exhibit
Through Jan. 5
Features almost 100 aesthetically varied portraits of pets.
The exhibit celebrates the unique bond humans have with their furry companions. Portraits of cats, dogs, rabbits and cattle, spotlights local and international artists who were selected through a juried submission process.
“Petopia!” is complemented by the museum’s annual model train display.
The Monmouth Museum on the campus of Brookdale Community College in Lincroft
Gallery hours at the Monmouth Museum are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The gallery is open on Sunday from noon-5 p.m.
Admission: $10
732-747-2266; monmouthmuseum.org

“Springsteen: His Hometown”
An historical exhibit that will provide a comprehensive look of how Monmouth County has been thematically woven into Bruce Springsteen’s music and art throughout his career.  Over 150 unique items featuring selections from both the Monmouth County Historical Association and The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University.
Through Fall 2020
Exhibit hours: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors/Students w. ID $12
Monmouth County Historical Association Members (confirm membership at exhibit entry) Free
Children (6 years and under) Free
Monmouth County Historical Association Museum
70 Court St., Freehold

A Celebration of the Children’s Books of Vladimir Radunsky
On view through March 8, 2020
More than 50 original gouache, photo collage, and paper collage illustrations are on public view for the first time and include bilingual labels, in English and Spanish.
The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers
71 Hamilton Street (at George Street) on the College Avenue Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick
Free admission
848-932-7237; www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu

On Stage

Broadway at the Barn: Jennifer Damiano
The Tony-nominee from Broadway’s “Next to Normal”
Jan. 4 at 8 p.m.
Holmdel Theatre Company
Duncan Smith Theater
36 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel
​Tickets: $75 per person
732-946-0427; www.holmdeltheatrecompany.org

Twelfth Night
Jan. 11-Feb. 2
Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater
Two River Theater
21 Bridge Ave., Red Bank
732-345-1400; tworivertheater.org

Jan. 21-Feb. 16
The Arthur Laurents Theater at The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
11 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick

A Little Shakespeare: Twelfth Night
Jan. 31-Feb. 9
A 75-minute abridged version of a Shakespeare play, performed and supported backstage by high school students, and directed and designed by theater professionals.
Marion Huber Theater
Two River Theater
21 Bridge Ave., Red Bank
Tickets: $20 adults, $15 children 12 and under
732-345-1400; tworivertheater.org

For Kids

Storytime Playtime
Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities
Jan. 2-Jan. 30
Baby Storytimes – Ages 10 months to 2 years
Jan. 6, 13, 27 from 11-11:30 a.m.
Toddler Storytime – Ages 2 – 3 ½ years
Siblings welcome.
Jan. 6, 13, 27 from 10:30-11 a.m.
Preschool Storytime – Ages 3 ½ – 5 years
Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 from 4:15-5 p.m.
Family Storytime – All Ages
Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10:30-11 a.m.
Monmouth County Library
318 Old Tavern Road, Howell
732-938-2300; www. monmouthcountylib.org

Storytime PlayTime
Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities
Jan. 6-Jan. 29
Baby & Toddler Storytimes – Ages newborn to 2 years (With Parent/Caregiver) siblings welcome.
Jan. 6, 13, 27 from 10-10:30 a.m.
Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 from 10-10:30 a.m.
Family Storytimes – Ages 2 years and up (With Parent/Caregiver) siblings welcome.
Jan. 6, 13, 27 from 10-10:30 a.m.
Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 from 10-10:30 a.m.
Monmouth County Library
1 Winthrop Drive, Colts Neck
732-431-5656; www. monmouthcountylib.org


New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2020
The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, in association with the Rutgers University Program In Cinema Studies, presents the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2020.
Showcasing new international films, American independent features, experimental and short subjects, classic revivals and cutting-edge documentaries. Features over 40 film screenings.
Select Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings beginning at
7 p.m. between Jan. 25 and Feb. 28, 2020.
Voorhees Hall #105
Rutgers University, 71 Hamilton St., New Brunswick
Tickets: $14 Advance; $12 General; $10 Students and Seniors; $9 Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC Friends (Except the screenings on Feb. 21 and Feb. 28 which are free)
848-932-8482; www.njfilmfest.com

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

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