Week of Feb. 26 – March 3


Special Events

The Casual Birder at Crosswicks Creek Park
Feb. 27, at 9 a.m.
Join a Park System Naturalist for a laid-back morning bird walk in Crosswicks Creek Park, Upper Freehold. Meet in the Province Line Road parking area. Meander through the park for about an hour and a half to see what birds can be found. No need to be an expert at identifying birds to enjoy this walk. A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow if needed. Come dressed for the weather. Free.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss
Feb. 29 and March 1 at 12 p.m.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a reading of “Horton Lays an Egg” followed by a simple craft. Held at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell. Free.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern New Jersey (BBBSCNNJ)
38th Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser

March 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Bowlero, Hazlet
Registration required. Register to bowl, become a sponsor, or donate at www.mentornj.org/events

Susan G. Komen Pink Power Party
The 5th Annual Pink Power Party features cocktails, dinner, shopping, prizes, raffles and a fashion show styled by Lolas NJ.
March 5 at 6 p.m.
iPlay America
110 Schanck Road, Freehold
Tickets: $50
732-577-8200; www.iplayamerica.com

The 2020 Progressive Insurance Saltwater Fishing Expo
More than 200 exhibitors selling saltwater fishing products, from new boats and kayaks to an array of accessories including fishing rods, reels and lures. The annual event includes a seminar on filleting and preparing fish, a Fishing 101 Interactive Center, a 50-foot casting pond, a fishing simulator and free fishing for children 11 and younger.
March 13, noon-8 p.m., March 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.,
March 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Ave., Edison
Tickets: $13 adults; $3 children ages 6-11; free for children 5 and younger when accompanied by an adult. All children 11 and under will receive free admission on March 15. Rods Go Free on March 13 – anyone named Rod or any variation of the name will receive free admission with a valid form of ID.


Art After Hours: First Tuesdays
March 3, April 7, and June 2
The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers
71 Hamilton Street at George Street on the College Avenue Campus of Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Free admission


Sing with the Monroe Township Chorus
Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass
Join the Monroe Township Chorus, sing four part harmony and rehearse at the Monroe Township Senior Center,
12 Halsey Reed Road.
Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
For more information contact Sheila Werfel, Director, at 609-619-3229.

Laura Hull Quartet at the South Brunswick Jazz Cafe
March 6 at 8 p.m.
Herb Eckert Auditorium, South Brunswick Municipal Complex
540 Route 522 (Ridge Road), Monmouth Junction
Admission: $6 at the door – Light refreshments included
Doors open 7:30 p.m. No reservations, no advance ticket sales.

Music at Saint Mary’s presents an Encore performance with Irish folk singer Sara McCabe and harpist Merynda Adams for a Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration concert event
March 14 at 7 p.m.
Saint Mary Church, 256 Augusta St., South Amboy
Free admission ($15 donation suggested). A wine and cheese reception will follow the recital.

Spring 2020 Downtown Lunchtime Recital Series
March 18 at 12:15 p.m.
Brian A. Tricoli, handbell soloist, will perform a lunchtime recital. Come experience the sounds of the bells as Brian brings his collection of 76 handbells to life.
First Reformed Church of New Brunswick
9 Bayard St., New Brunswick
Free recital, free lunch and free parking. Parking vouchers are available for the Church Street Parking Deck.
732-545-1005; www.firstreformedchurch.net

The Music of Eric Clapton, played and sung by the band Slow Hands
A special two-hour concert March 29 at 4 p.m.
Monroe TWP High School
200 Schoolhouse Road, Monroe Township
Tickets: Adults $30, Patrons $25, Students Free (High school and college students need proof current ID)
Tickets will also be available for purchase at the box office
1 hour before the performance

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series Duo Borealis
Presented by the Monroe TWP Cultural Arts Commission
In Collaboration with the Monroe Township Public Library
Performers Mary Bonhag, soprano
Evan Premo, double bass
April 6, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Monroe Township Public Library
4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe TWP
Free Admission

For Kids

Beauty and the Beast
Through April 15
Saturdays at 2:15 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m.
First Avenue Playhouse
123 First Ave., Atlantic Highlands
Tickets: $10
reservations: 732-291-1216

Kids! Black History Month Celebration: Jackie Robinson
Learn about Jackie Robinson, listen to his story, and make a home run of a craft.
Feb. 27, 4-4:30 p.m.
Monmouth County Library
16 S. Main St., Allentown
609-259-7565; monmouthcountylib.org

On Stage

Same Time Next Year
Through March 8
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
Center Playhouse
35 South St, downtown Freehold
Tickets: $26-28
732-462-9093; www.centerplayers.org

Rutgers Theater Company Presents: Joan of Arc
Feb. 27-Feb. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
March 1 at 2 p.m.
March 4-March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
March 7 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Philip J. Levin Theater
85 George St., New Brunswick
Rutgers University, Douglass Campus
Tickets: Public $15; Seniors, Rutgers Alumni and Employees $12; Students $10

August Wilson’s Radio Golf
Feb. 29 – March 22
Director Brandon J. Dirden returns to direct August Wilson’s Radio Golf, the American Century Cycle’s 10th and final play, set in 1997.
Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater
Two River Theater
21 Bridge Ave., Red Bank
732-345-1400; tworivertheater.org

March 3-March 29
The Arthur Laurents Theater at The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
11 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick

March 20-April 5
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.
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

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
Previews on March 6 at 7:30 p.m. All preview seats are $32.
Opens on March 7 and runs three weekends through
March 22.
Tickets: $38-67
The Axelrod Performing Arts Center, located in the Deal Park section of Ocean Township, 100 Grant Ave., Deal Park

Freedom Rider
The World Premiere of a new American play
April 9-April 19
The Arthur Laurents Theatre – New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
11 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
Tickets: $25-$65
732-545-8100; www.crossroadstheatrecompany.com

The Winter’s Tale
By William Shakespeare
April 24-25 at 7:30 p.m.
April 26 at 2 p.m.
April 29-May 1 at 7:30 p.m.
May 2 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Philip J. Levin Theater
85 George St., New Brunswick
Rutgers University, Douglass Campus
Tickets: Public $15; Seniors, Rutgers Alumni and Employees $12; Students $10


A Night of Comedy
Fundraiser to benefit Damon House, Inc.
March 5. Doors open at 5 p.m. Buffet 5:30-6:30 p.m. Comedy show at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $40 in advance, $50 at the door
Stress Factory Comedy Club, 90 Church St., New Brunswick
732-828-3988; [email protected]

The Adams AC Comedy Nite
Fundraiser for the Adams AC youth football league.
Freddie Rubino will perform a comedy show.
March 27. Dinner at 7 p.m. Show at 8 p.m.
North Brunswick Fire Co. No. 3
1470 Cozzens Lane, North Brunswick
Buffet dinner (Lenten menu available), beer, wine, soft drinks, dessert and coffee included.
Cost: $45 for the dinner and show
Tickets: Call Scott at 732-491-5560, Rich at 732-732-2222 or Derek at 908-812-2435

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