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Special Events

Holiday In the Park
weekends and select days, Nov. 16 through Jan. 1
Six Flags Great Adventure
One Six Flags Blvd., Jackson
732-928-2000; www.sixflags.com/greatadventure

A One Horse Open Sleigh Selfie at Historic Walnford
Bring a camera for holiday photos outside at
Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold.
Nov. 16 and Nov. 17, 1-4 p.m.
62 Walnford Road, Upper Freehold. Free.
www.monmouthcountyparks.com

Holiday Express Performance
The Holiday Express will perform holiday tunes
Nov. 17 at 4 p.m.
Six Flags Great Adventure
One Six Flags Blvd., Jackson
732-928-2000; www.sixflags.com/greatadventure

Awesome Autumn Amble at Clayton Park
Nov. 20, 10-11:30 a.m.
Explore the trails at Clayton Park, Upper Freehold, with a Park System Naturalist and discuss all manners of plant and animal phenomenon. Meet in the Emley’s Hill Road parking lot. Open to all ages, under 18 with adult. Free.
www.monmouthcountyparks.com

Nature Lecture Series: Skates and Rays of the Jersey Shore
Nov. 21, 7-8 p.m.
Come to the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, for this talk by a Park System Naturalist and learn about some of the rays and skates, which are related to sharks, that may be encountered along the shore. The threats facing them and what we can do to help save skates and rays will be discussed. Free.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#; www.monmouthcountyparks.com

Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its Winter Festival Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec. 1
The parade will begin at 4 p.m. at Edgar School,
49 Brunswick Ave., Metuchen.
The lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m. on the plaza in downtown Metuchen.
www.metuchenchamberexchange.com

Nature Lecture Series: Seals of the Jersey Shore
Dec. 5, 7-8 p.m.
Come to the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, for this talk by a Park System Naturalist and learn about the different seals species that call the Jersey Shore home during the winter. Free.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#; www.monmouthcountyparks.com

Stockings Hung with Care at Historic Walnford
Dec. 7 & 8, 1-4 p.m.
Enjoy an early 19th century Christmas tradition at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, by decorating and “sewing” your own paper stocking to take home. Learn more about long held holiday traditions. Open to ages 5 and up, with adult. Free.
609-259-6275; www.monmouthcountyparks.com

The Sounds of Christmas at Historic Longstreet Farm
Dec. 8, 1-3 p.m.
Celebrate the holidays by visiting Historic Longstreet Farm, 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel
732-946-3758; www.monmouthcountyparks.com

The Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission in collaboration with the Monroe Township Public Library Presents: Boheme Opera, NJ Lecture Performance Series
Lecture by Jerry Kalstein
Dec. 11 at 1 p.m.
Monroe Township Public Library
4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Township
Free Admission

On Stage

Guys and Dolls
Nov. 15, 16 at 8 p.m.;
Nov. 17 at 3 p.m.;
Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.;
Nov. 16 at 2 p.m.
Axelrod Performing Arts Center
100 Grant Ave., Deal Park
Tickets: $64 Premium Adult, $58 Regular Adult,
$56 Premium Senior, $50 Regular Senior
732-531-9106; www.axelrodartscenter.com

Arsenic and Old Lace
Nov. 15 and Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.; Nov. 14 at 5 p.m.
The Henderson Theater on the Christian Brothers Academy campus, 850 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft
The Nov. 15 show will be modified to be sensory friendly.
Tickets: $10 adults (over 16), $7 children, $5 seniors and CBA students. Tickets can be purchased at cba.booktix.com or at the door. Information at cbalincroftnj.org/theatre or on the company’s social media pages (@PegasusProdCo on Instagram and Twitter, Pegasus Production Company on Facebook and YouTube).

Monmouth Players presents John Morgan Evan’s comedy Daughters
Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.
The Navesink Arts Center
149 Monmouth Ave., Atlantic Highlands
Tickets: $20 general admission, $17 seniors and students, $10 Veterans. Reservations are required.
732-955-0335; www.monmouthplayers.net

My Life on a Diet
Nov. 19-Dec. 15
The Arthur Laurents Theater at The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
11 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
www.GeorgeStreetPlayhouse.org

Bye Bye Birdie
through Nov. 24
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. New performance added Saturday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m.
Playhouse 22
721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick
Tickets: $22 adults, $20 seniors and students
732-254-3939; www.playhouse22.org

Love In Hate Nation
Through Dec. 1
Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater
Two River Theater
21 Bridge Ave., Red Bank
732-345-1400; tworivertheater.org

A Christmas Carol
The Musical
Dec. 5-Dec. 15
The Elizabeth Ross Johnson Theater – New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
11 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
Tickets: $25-$65
732-545-8100; www.crossroadstheatrecompany.com

A Year with Frog and Toad
A musical written by brothers Robert and Willie Reale, based on the Frog and Toad children’s stories written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel. The musical follows the year-long woodland adventures of two amphibious friends, a worrywart toad and a perky frog, with their assorted colorful hopping, crawling and flying companions. Directed by Center Players’ Artistic Director Bernice Garfield-Szita, while Mafalda Cavanaugh will serve as Assistant Director.
Dec. 6-15. 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 

A Christmas Carol
Dec. 13-22
Playhouse 22
721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick
Tickets: $15
732-254-3939; www.playhouse22.org

Music

Rutgers Symphony Orchestra
Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m.
Nicholas Music Center
Rutgers University, Douglass Campus
85 George St., New Brunswick
Tickets: Public $15; Seniors, Rutgers Alumni & Employees $10; Students $5
732-445-4636; www.masongross.rutgers.edu

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

Music at Saint Mary’s presents the five musicians of Quinception
Jenny Cline, flute; Nicholas Gatto, oboe; Kevin Dayton, clarinet; Evan Young, horn; and Liz Rosa, bassoon.
This concert, which marks their debut performance, will feature works by Franz Danzi, Aaron Copland, Percy Grainger, Eugène Bozza, and living composers Arturo Márquez and Amanda Harberg.
Nov. 17 at 4 p.m.
Saint Mary Church, 256 Augusta St., South Amboy
Free admission ($15 donation suggested).
Family-friendly concert will be followed by a Meet-the-Artists reception.
For questions call MASM at 732-857-0202

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County presents violinist Raphael Klayman in Concert
Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.
The Jewish Heritage Museum
310 Mounts Corner Drive, Freehold
Admission: $12 members, $15 non-members
732-252-6990; www.jhmomc.org

Opera Theater Rutgers
Selected staged opera scenes.
Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Nicholas Music Center
Rutgers University, Douglass Campus
85 George St., New Brunswick
Tickets: Public $15; Seniors, Rutgers Alumni and Employees $10; Students $5
732-445-4636; www.masongross.rutgers.edu

Felix Mendelssohn and his Circle
The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County presents pianist Alan Mallach in a Two-Part Talk/Concert Program
Dec. 1, at 1 p.m. (pre-concert talk) and 2 p.m. (concert)
The Jewish Heritage Museum
310 Mounts Corner Drive, Freehold
Admission: $12 members, $15 non-members
732-252-6990; www.jhmomc.org

For Kids

The Nutcracker
The Paper Moon Puppet Theatre
Opens Nov. 16 and plays through the holidays
General Public Performances are on Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.
First Avenue Playhouse
123 First Ave., Atlantic Highlands
All seating is $10
732 291-1216; www.papermoonpuppettheatre.com

Film

The Rutgers Jewish Film Festival
through Nov. 17
The event will be held at three venues: New Brunswick Performing Arts Center,
11 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick (NBPAC – Opening Night Only); AMC New Brunswick,
17 US Highway 1 South, New Brunswick (AMC); and Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St., Princeton (PGT).
Tickets: $14 with discounted tickets for seniors and students
848-932-4166; BildnerCenter.Rutgers.edu/film
or email rujff@sas.rutgers.edu

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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