Memorial Weekend Events: May 22-25, 2015

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FRIDAY, MAY 22
DJ Dance Party,club music, May 22 9:00pm, Ellery’s, 701 Lincoln Boulevard, Middlesex
Cinderella, theatre for young audiences, 22 & 23, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm and Saturday 2:00 pm matinee, Adults: $12.00, Children 12 & Under/Seniors: $10.00, Veterans and Active Military: FREE (with valid I.D.), First Presbyterian Church of Dunellen, 218 Dunellen Ave, Dunellen, New Jersey 08812
Godspeed,progressive rock May 22 EARLY SHOW 8:30pm-10:00pm, $12, Roxy & Duke’s Roadhouse, 745 Bound Brook Road, Dunellen
NJ Burlesque Showcase, May 22 LATE SHOW 10:30pm-1am, $20, Roxy & Duke’s Roadhouse, 745 Bound Brook Road, Dunellen
Overtime, rock, May 22, Tim Kerwin’s Tavern, 353 Bound Brook Road, Middlesex

SATURDAY, MAY 23
Johnny Starlight & the Careless Whispers, rock, May 23 9pm-1am, Maggie Murray’s Pub House, 119 N. Washington Avenue, Dunellen
Rocky N Billy, rock, May 23, Tim Kerwin’s Tavern, 353 Bound Brook Road, Middlesex
Dead Cowboys/Ziggy Shock
, rock/alternative country/punk/ May 23 10:30pm-1am, $10, Roxy & Duke’s Roadhouse, 745 Bound Brook Road, Dunellen
Cinderella, theatre for young audiences, May 22 & 23, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm and Saturday 2:00 pm matinee, Adults: $12.00, Children 12 & Under/Seniors: $10.00, Veterans and Active Military: FREE (with valid I.D.), First Presbyterian Church of Dunellen, 218 Dunellen Ave, Dunellen, New Jersey 08812

SUNDAY, MAY 24
Jazz Jam, 20s-40s music, May 24 1pm-5pm, Maggie Murray’s Pub House, 119 N. Washington Avenue, Dunellen
Jumpin’ Jivin’ Swingin’ Sunday Summer Blast Off Party! with Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Company, Dr. Void and the Death Machines, Crash Gordon & Debra Dynamite, swing/rockabilly May 24 2pm-6am, $15, Roxy & Duke’s Roadhouse, 745 Bound Brook Road, Dunellen
Bound Brook Criterium, bicycle race, May 24 1:30 p.m., Cherry Avenue, Bound Brook, NJ

MONDAY, MAY 25
Memorial Day Parade, May 25 starting 10:00 a.m., downtown Dunellen
Tour of Somerville, bicycle race, May 25 10:45 a.m., rain or shine, N. Bridge and Main Street, Somerville

UPCOMING

Nelson Illusions presents Smoke & Mystery, magic show, June 26 8pm, June 27 2pm/7:30pm, Brook Arts Theater, 10 Hamilton Street, Bound Brook

Katmandu, rock, May 30 9pm-1am, Maggie Murray’s Pub House, 119 N. Washington Avenue, Dunellen
This Old House Band, rock, June 6 9pm-1am, Maggie Murray’s Pub House, 119 N. Washington Avenue, Dunellen
The DJ Band, rock, June 13 9pm-1am, Maggie Murray’s Pub House, 119 N. Washington Avenue, Dunellen
The Pirates, rock, June 20 9pm-1am, Maggie Murray’s Pub House, 119 N. Washington Avenue, Dunellen
Southern Thunder, rock, June 27 9pm-1am, Maggie Murray’s Pub House, 119 N. Washington Avenue, Dunellen

Rich Meyer, rock, May 29, Tim Kerwin’s Tavern, 353 Bound Brook Road, Middlesex
Jersey Central, rock, May 30, Tim Kerwin’s Tavern, 353 Bound Brook Road, Middlesex
Everybody Everything, rock, May 16, Tim Kerwin’s Tavern, 353 Bound Brook Road, Middlesex
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Middlesex County History Day, May 31

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History lovers of all ages are invited to East Jersey Olde Towne Village for a site-wide celebration filled with demonstrations, performances, and other family-friendly activities. The first Middlesex County History Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 31. Olde Towne Village is located inside Johnson Park at 1050 River Road in Piscataway. Demonstrations will include blacksmithing, wool carding, yarn spinning, weaving, chair caning, antique clocks, furniture making and 19th century decorative painting techniques. The Local History Tent will feature exhibits and displays that will be brought to life by the members of 20 historical societies and groups including the Dunellen Historical Society. Continue Reading →

Diner Exhibit Gallery Talk at Lowe House

A special open house and evening meet and greet with museum staff and guest curator Michael Gabriele will be held on May 21, 7pm at the Cornelius Low House/Middlesex County Museum. This is a unique opportunity to view the museum’s current exhibit “Icons of American Culture: History of New Jersey Diners” with those that helped bring the exhibit together. Copies of Mr. Gabriele’s book “The History of Diners in New Jersey” will be available for purchase and signing. Light Refreshments will be served. The museum is located at 1225 River Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 Continue Reading →

Emergency Preparedness Training offered by MCOEMP & MCLTRC

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The Middlesex County Office of Emergency Management and Preparedness, in conjunction the Middlesex County Long Term Recovery Group, is sponsoring a workshop on Preparedness Training for residents and their families on May 27. “Individual and Family Emergency Preparedness Training: A New Way of Thinking” will discuss ways to get prepared and detail how to put these plans into action when the need arises. The activities will center around a systematic approach to preparedness and overcoming its challenges using realistic solutions. This free workshop will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 27 at the Middlesex County Fire Academy, located at 1001 Fire Academy Drive, Sayreville. Adults and children age 12 and over are encouraged to attend and learn how they can help keep their home and family safe in the event of an emergency. Continue Reading →

Weekend Events: May 15-17, 2015

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FRIDAY, MAY 15
DJ Dance Party,club music, May 15 9:00pm, Ellery’s, 701 Lincoln Boulevard, Middlesex
Cinderella, theatre for young audiences, May 15 & 16 and 22 & 23,
Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm and Saturday 2:00 pm matinee, Adults: $12.00, Children 12 & Under/Seniors: $10.00, Veterans and Active Military: FREE (with valid I.D.), First Presbyterian Church of Dunellen, 218 Dunellen Ave, Dunellen, New Jersey 08812
Steampunk World’s Fair, themed festival, May 15-17, $25-80, The Radisson Hotel Piscataway-Somerset & Embassy Suites Piscataway, Piscataway
St. George Greek Festival, themed festival, May 15-17, $2 admission, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1101 River Road, Piscataway
Graywood Album Release, rock, May 15 8:30pm-1am, $10, Roxy & Duke’s Roadhouse, 745 Bound Brook Road, Dunellen

SATURDAY, MAY 16
Jason Fox Band, rock, May 16 9pm-1am, Maggie Murray’s Pub House, 119 N. Washington Avenue, Dunellen
Steampunk World’s Fair, themed festival, May 15-17, $25-80, The Radisson Hotel Piscataway-Somerset & Embassy Suites Piscataway, Piscataway
St. George Greek Festival, themed festival, May 15-17, $2 admission, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1101 River Road, Piscataway
FestiVille, May 16 12n-5pm, $5 wristbands, Division Street, Somerville
Everybody Everything, rock, May 16, Tim Kerwin’s Tavern, 353 Bound Brook Road, Middlesex
Mayfest 2015, rock festival, May 16 6pm, 32.50/advance, $47.50/at door, Brook Arts Theater, 10 Hamilton Street, Bound Brook
Vengeance Fest, metal, May 16 8:30pm-1am, $12, Roxy & Duke’s Roadhouse, 745 Bound Brook Road, Dunellen
Cinderella, theatre for young audiences, May 15 & 16 and 22 & 23,
Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm and Saturday 2:00 pm matinee, Adults: $12.00, Children 12 & Under/Seniors: $10.00, Veterans and Active Military: FREE (with valid I.D.), First Presbyterian Church of Dunellen, 218 Dunellen Ave, Dunellen, New Jersey 08812

SUNDAY, MAY 17
Friends of Sleepy Hollow Garage Sale, area garage sale, May 17 9am-4pm, Sleepy Hollow section of Plainfield
Jazz Jam, 20s-40s music, May 17 1pm-5pm, Maggie Murray’s Pub House, 119 N. Washington Avenue, Dunellen
Steampunk World’s Fair, themed festival, May 15-17, $25-80, The Radisson Hotel Piscataway-Somerset & Embassy Suites Piscataway, Piscataway
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Weekend Events: May 8-10, 2015

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FRIDAY, MAY 8
Eryn Shewell and the Whiskey Devils / Dean Shot and the Solid Senders, blues, soul, and rockabilly, May 8 9:30pm-2am, $10, Roxy & Duke’s Roadhouse, 745 Bound Brook Road, Dunellen
Rich Vos, comedy plus dinner, May 8 9:00pm, $40, Ellery’s, 701 Lincoln Boulevard, Middlesex
Walnut Street, classic rock and blues, May 8, Tim Kerwin’s Tavern, 353 Bound Brook Road, Middlesex
Top 40 Club-Dance Music Video Dance Party, May 8, NO COVER Between 9-11pm/ $10 Cover after 11pm/ 21+only with valid ID, Colorado Cafe, 154 Bonnie Burn Road, Watchung
Karaoke with Tre Smooth, May 8, 9:30pm Colorado Cafe, 154 Bonnie Burn Road, Watchung

SATURDAY, MAY 9
Friends of the Public Library Spring Tea, May 9 12:30pm-2:30pm, $10, Dunellen Library, 100 New Market Road, Dunellen
All-You-Can-Eat BBQ, May 9 12pm-5pm, $15, American Legion, 137 New Market Road, Dunellen
WSOU Street Patrol presents Scars of Envy’s Damnation Fest, metal (All Ages), May 9 12pm-2am, $10, Roxy & Duke’s Roadhouse, 745 Bound Brook Road, Dunellen
Big Boss Sausage, country rock, May 9 9pm-1am, Maggie Murray’s Pub House, 119 N. Washington Avenue, Dunellen
Piscataway’s 24th Annual Street Fair, May 9 10am-4pm Rain or Shine, Piscataway Town Hall, 455 Hoes Lane, Piscataway
Lost in Place, rock, May 9, Tim Kerwin’s Tavern, 353 Bound Brook Road, Middlesex
Slavery and Freedom in Middlesex County , lecture, May 9 2pm, Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison
DON GIOVANNI – Presented by The Eastern Opera of New Jersey, opera, May 9 7pm, $35/adults, $25/Seniors & Students, FREE/Children under 12, Brook Arts Theater, 10 Hamilton Street, Bound BrookGuy Smilely, pop/rock/dance May 9, 10:30pm Colorado Cafe, 154 Bonnie Burn Road, Watchung

SUNDAY, MAY 10 (Mother’s Day)
Jazz Jam, 20s-40s music, May 10 1pm-5pm, Maggie Murray’s Pub House, 119 N. Washington Avenue, Dunellen
DON GIOVANNI – Presented by The Eastern Opera of New Jersey, opera, May 10 3pm, 35/adults, $25/Seniors & Students, FREE/Children under 12, Brook Arts Theater, 10 Hamilton Street, Bound Brook
Thunder Snow Cone Presents Clown Pound Melt Down!, adult variety show, May 10 9pm-2am, $10, Roxy & Duke’s Roadhouse, 745 Bound Brook Road, Dunellen

UPCOMING
Mayfest 2015, rock festival, May 16 6pm, 32.50/advance, $47.50/at door, Brook Arts Theater, 10 Hamilton Street, Bound Brook
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Dunellen Recreation to hold summer camp

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The Dunellen Parks and Recreation Department will be holding its Summer Camp “Good Times” from June 22 to August 7. The redesigned program will have a different focus for each weekday: Monday, sports; Tuesday, science; Wednesday, a Day in Dunellen; Thursday, Movie Day at Dunellen Theater; Friday, road trip. Road trips will include a visit to Turtleback Zoo and Bowcraft Amusement Park. Dunellen children, ages 5-12 will be able to participate for one week or the entire six week session. Costs vary according to how many weeks and length of days (6-8 hours). Continue Reading →

Celebrate National Herb Day With Gardening Workshops

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The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County invites you to celebrate National Herb Day with the Rutgers Master Gardeners at their “Ask a Master Gardener” event and plant sale. The event will take place on Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 4-H Youth Center located at 645 Cranbury Road in East Brunswick. Attendees should use the Fern Road entrance. The event will be held rain or shine. This event is designed as an information session and workshop for those looking to start planting and maintaining a successful garden. Continue Reading →

County to hold Birthday Party for Nonagenarians

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The Middlesex County Office of Aging and Disabled Services will once again hold Birthday Bashes for senior citizens age 90 and over as part of its National Older Americans Month celebration. Each celebrant is invited with one guest. A few spots remain for this year, but registration is required. “We are happy we can give these special seniors a chance to enjoy the “limelight” with the recognition luncheon and entertainment,” said Gerry Mackenzie, Community Services Department Head. The Piscataway luncheon (scheduled for May 20) will honor residents of Carteret, Dunellen, Highland Park, Middlesex, New Brunswick, Piscataway and South Plainfield. Continue Reading →

Former Destroyers raise money for Special Olympics

Destroyer alumni, MetLife Stadium, March 21, 2015

Last month, sixteen former Destroyers donned their football jerseys to compete in the NY Giants Snow Bowl, a flag football tournament held at MetLife Stadium. The tournament benefited the Special Olympics New Jersey. The idea to participate came from Chris Maynard who had seen a Facebook post regarding the event. “I thought it was a great cause and a great way to get the guys together.” The team was required to raise at least $2000 to participate. Continue Reading →