Week of March 18-March 24


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Special Events

New Brunswick Kennel Club Dog Shows
March 20, 21 & 22, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
New Jersey Convention Center
97 Sunfield Ave., Edison
Admission: $8 adults;$6 Seniors; $2 children under 12
No unentered dog or baby strollers

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Accordion Melodies of the 1890s at Historic Longstreet Farm
March 21, 1-3 p.m.
Historic Longstreet Farm, 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel
732-946-3758; www.monmouthcountyparks.com

The Heart of Oneness Holistic Expo
Reiki, crystals, psychic readings, workshops and aura photography.
March 27, 5-9 p.m.; March 28, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; March 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Ave., Edison

Teddy Bear Tea
Presented by The Friends of the Monmouth Museum
For children 3-8 years old. Music Entertainment featuring Little Rockers.
March 29, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Navesink Country Club
50 Luffburrow Lane, Middletown
Tickets: Museum Member Children $40; Museum Member Adult $60; Non-members Children $45; Non-members Adult $65
732-224-1994; monmouthmuseum.org

Opening Weekend
April 4 & 5
Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari
1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson

Opening Day at Allaire
House tours, craft demonstrations (Carpentry, Tinsmith, Blacksmith, Hearth-Cooking, Fibre Arts), children’s games, story-tellling, quilting, and more.
April 4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Historic Village at Allaire, 4263 Atlantic Ave., Wall Township

25th annual Cops & Rodders Car Show
North Brunswick PBA Local 160
April 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
in the parking lot next to DeVry University, 630 Route 1 north, North Brunswick.
To register a car or learn about sponsorships, contact Officer Joseph Grasso or Officer Shawn McCorry at carshow@nbtpba160.com.

The American Cancer Society’s Bark for Life canine event
The community dog walk, festival and vendor fair will raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer. There will be dog contests, entertainment, demonstrations and more. April 26, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Mannino Park
1 Mannino Park Drive, Old Bridge
To register, visit www.relayforlife.org/barkcentralNJ


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.

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

Spring 2020 Downtown Lunchtime Recital Series
Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m.
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.
April 8: Join cellist David Agia as he plays solo pieces by Dall’Albaco and Gabrielli, and a sonata by Barrière with keyboard accompaniment by Benjamin T. Berman.
732-545-1005; www.firstreformedchurch.net

For Kids

Special Story ‘n Craft Programs
Space is limited; register for each program in-person, by phone, or online http://bit.ly/HQKids
New Jersey Maker’s Day 2020
March 21, from 12-4 p.m.
Family – Friendly Event. All ages welcome. Science lab demonstrations with make- and- takes; Electronic music making and sound mixing; Creative challenges plus Arts n’ Crafts, Aquaponics, Community Groups, Gardening, and more.
Spring is in the Air
March 24, from 4:15-4:45 p.m.
Craft a spring wind chime to welcome the season.
Families with children ages 2 and up.
Peek-A-Boo! I Fooled You!
Make a peek-a-boo puppet to “fool” someone on April Fools’ Day, April 1st.
Families with children ages 2 and up
March 30, from 1:30-1:50 p.m.
Monmouth County Library Headquarters
125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan
732-431-7220, ext.7226; www.monmouthcountylib.org

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

On Stage

August Wilson’s Radio Golf
Through March 22
Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater
Two River Theater
21 Bridge Ave., Red Bank
732-345-1400; tworivertheater.org

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

Monty Python’s Spamalot
March 20-28
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Main Street Theatre
3018 Bordentown Ave., Parlin

March 20-April 5
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

Broadway Revue
Solos, duets and ensemble pieces from some of
Broadway’s top shows – old and new. Featuring Rabbi Pivo and Cantor Larry as well as performances from Temple board members, general members and employees.
Musical Director: David Schlossberg
Director: Bobbi Blumenthal
Stage Manager: Jill Rubin
March 21 at 8:30 p.m.
Main Sanctuary
East Brunswick Jewish Center, 511 Ryders Lane
Tickets: Adults $15, Children 5-12 $10, Kids 4 and under Free. Sponsors at $36 per person will get preferential/reserved seating within the first three rows.
732-257-7070, ext. 5; www.ebjc.org/events

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
Through March 22
The Axelrod Performing Arts Center, located in the Deal Park section of Ocean Township, 100 Grant Ave., Deal Park
Tickets: $38-67


Symphonic Dances from the Best of Broadway & Film
An evening of symphonic suites from musicals including George Gershwin’s An American in Paris and Porgy and Bess, Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, Sheldon Harnick’s Fiddler on the Roof.
April 17 at 8 p.m., April 18 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., April 19 at 3 p.m.
Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater at Bell Works
Bell Works , 101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel
732-531-9106, ext. 15; www.axcbt.org


The 18th Annual Garden State Film Festival
March 25-29
The festival takes place at various venues in and around the city of Asbury Park.
Tickets: Multi-Pass $55
Individual Screening Block Tickets: $15 online, $17 at the door

T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center in Red Bank will Celebrate Women’s History Month in conjunction with Woman in Media-Newark Annual International Film Festival
Screening of film shorts and “We are the Endless Roar” the film that documents the spiritual journey to Nigeria by two Harlemites
April 3 at 6 p.m.
T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center
94 Drs. James Parker Blvd., Red Bank


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





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