January 16, 2022

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Coronavirus in N.J.: What’s reopened, what concerts, festivals and shows are rescheduled, canceled. (Jan. 6, 2021)

Dreams, in a sense, are virtual happenings. This year, so is Dreamcatcher.

The professional repertory theater ensemble based out of the Oakes Center in Summit is in the process of finalizing its new online season, starting with “In With the New,” an online fundraiser gala scheduled for live streaming 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10.

The live event will feature performances and an interactive trivia game.

Admission to the gala is $100, which includes a souvenir stemless wine glass filled with cookies delivered to each attendee’s home. (Additional glasses can be ordered for $10.)

For more information, call 908-514-9654, email info@dreamcatcherrep.org or RSVP online.

Looking ahead, Dreamcatcher is planning an online “Kindred Spirits” Valentine’s cabaret on Feb. 11 with a lineup of eight singers and is developing a “Together Apart” web sitcom written by playwright Dave Maulbeck, to be shot remotely and released in episodes on social media in March and April.


Here is a rundown of the status of events at arts and entertainment venues and other recreational destinations throughout the state:


Atlantic City casinos gaming rooms have reopened, but no major entertainment events are planned yet until late February at the soonest. The Atlantic City Ballet has canceled its Jan. 30, Feb. 27 and March 20 scheduled programs at Caesars Atlantic City but still hopes to present “Romeo and Juliet” on April 10.

Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City has no on-site events scheduled through early March. Visit boardwalkhall.com/events.

The Stockton University Performing Arts Center on the Galloway campus has emptied its schedule of events through May. For more information, contact 609-652-9000 or visit stocktonpac.org.


All scheduled entertainment events at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford have been canceled or pushed to next summer and Gov. Murphy has mandated that Jets and Giants football games at the stadium will be played without fans in attendance and tailgating is prohibited. For information, visit metlifestadium.com.

Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood has canceled, postponed or rescheduled shows through March 1. The “Elvis Birthday Bash” on the calendar for Jan. 14 has been moved to Jan. 21, 2022. For information, visit bergenpac.org or call 201-227-1030.

Hackensack Performing Arts Center in Hackensack has no upcoming events planned. For more information, visit hacpac.org.

The Puffin Cultural Forum in Teaneck has canceled live entertainment events until further notice. Visit puffinculturalforum.org or call 201-836-3499 for updates. The Teaneck International Film Festival will begin a series of five monthly online documentary screenings in collaboration with PBS TV’s Independent Lens on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

The Belskie Museum of Art and Science in Closter is closed until further notice. Visit belskiemuseum.com or call 201-768-0286.

The Mahwah Museum has reopened 1-4 p.m. Saturdays with a 25% capacity restriction. Visit mahwahmuseum.org or call 201-512-0099.


The county’s museums and galleries — including Smithville Mansion and the Historic Prison Museum — are reopened with limited hours social distancing guidelines in effect. For more information visit co.burlington.nj.us/parks..

The Roebling Museum in Florence has suspended all public programming until further notice. Visit roeblingmuseum.org.


The Battleship New Jersey on the Camden Waterfront will be closed until March.

The Adventure Aquarium in Camden has reopened by reservation. Visit adventureaquarium.com or call 844-474-3474.

The Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood has postponed or rescheduled concert dates through April 7. For information, visit scottishriteauditorium.com or call 856-858-1000.


Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) — formerly Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities — has reopened the Cape May Lighthouse and recommenced tours and “Breakfast with Pirates” activities.

The Cape May County Park and Zoo have reopened following social distancing guidelines. Winter hours are 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily.


The Landis Theater in Vineland has scheduled a series of rock tribute band concerts. Visit thelandistheater.com for updates.

The Levoy Theatre in Millville has postponed its planned Jan. 9 show by illusionist Reza to a date to be determined. Next concert on the schedule as of now is the March 5 Broken Arrow, a tribute to Neil Young. Visit levoy.net or call 856-327-6400.

The Museum of American Glass, Down Jersey Folklife Center in Millville is closed for the winter and aims to reopen in April.

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The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville is closed this week but will reopen Saturday, Jan. 9. Hours will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Call 856-327-4500 or visit rrcarts.com.


The Prudential Center in Newark has closed its facilities, offices, the Grammy Museum Experience and the RJWBarnabas Health Hockey House. It has cleared its entertainment schedule through Feb. 23. For up-to-date information, visit prucenter.com/events.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark has suspended performances through March 20. It is posting weekly DJ dance parties and other virtual events. For information call 888-466-5722 or visit njpac.org.

Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn has embarked on its hybrid subscription-only season, with “Some Enchanted Evening” revue scheduled for online streaming from Feb. 13-26. Visit papermill.org or email boxoffice@papermill.org.

South Orange Performing Arts Center has halted shows through Jan. 20 but is hosting online film streamings and other events, such as “Joan Baez Mischief Makers 2″ virtual art exhibit opening with the folk singer and visual artist on Saturday, Jan. 9. For information, call 973-313-2787, email boxoffice@sopacnow.org or visit sopacnow.org.

Wellmont Theater in Montclair has postponed all shows on its schedule through Jan. 30. For information visit wellmonttheater.com or call 973-783-9500.

Outpost in the Burbs, based at the First Congregational Church in Montclair, has decided to postpone its planned March and April concerts until dates to be determined and has shifted its June 19 Alex Cuba show to June 19. It will host online concerts by the Jayhawks on Sunday, Jan. 10, and John Doe on Thursday, Jan. 21. Visit outpostintheburgs.org.

The Newark Museum of Art plans to reopen to the public in early 2021 and in the meantime has been mounting online activities. Visit newarkmuseumart.org or call 973-596-6550.

The Montclair Art Museum has reopened with one-hour timed tickets by reservation, but will be closed through Feb. 6 for scheduled art installation. For updates, visit montclairartmuseum.org or check social media pages.

The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Montclair has again stopped in-person visits. Look for updates at yogiberramuseum.org.


Broadway Theatre of Pitman has yet to schedule any new shows. Call 856-384-8381 or visit thebroadwaytheatre.org.

The Heritage Glass Museum in Glassboro will be closed until further notice. Contact heritageglassmuseum.com or call 856-881-7468.


The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City is reopened at a reduced capacity to maintain social distancing. Winter hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Visit lsc.org or call 201-200-1000.


Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville will present “Strollin’ Down Broadway — a 1950s Revue” on stage from Jan. 15-24. Visit musicmountaintheatre.org for more information.

The Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, with 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays reserved for seniors and immunocompromised visitors. Visit hunterdonartmuseum.org.

The Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton’s temporary hours are noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. Visit theredmill.org.

The ACME Screening Room in Lambertville is closed but has made virtual screening of films available online. Visit acmescreeningroom.org/upcoming-events.


McCarter Theatre in Princeton canceled in-person shows through June. It is hosting “The Work of Adrienne Kennedy: Inspiration and Influence,” a virtual play festival in association with Round House Theatre, through Feb. 21. For information, visit mccarter.org or call 609-258-2787.

Passage Theatre at the Mill Hill Playhouse in Trenton has crafted a 2020-’21 season lineup that includes online and live productions. A virtual reading of “Babel” by Jacqueline Goldfinger is scheduled for Jan. 23. Look online at passagetheatre.org.

The New Jersey State Museum in Trenton is closed until further notice. Visit state.nj.us/state/museum.

The 1719 William Trent House Museum in Trenton has suspended operations until further notice. For information visit call 609-989-0087 or visit its Facebook page.

Old Barracks Museum in Trenton is temporarily closed but has virtual exhibits posted. For more information visit barracks.org.

CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton has no entertainment events on its docket until the Casting Crown concert on April 9. For information visit cureinsurancearena.com.

The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie in Cadwalader Park in Trenton has reopened with timed entries and has mounted virtual exhibits. Visit ellarslie.org.

The Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton reopened to the public with reserved timed ticketing. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. For information, visit groundsforsculpture.org or call 609-586-0616.

Princeton University public events are suspended and the Princeton University Art Museum is closed until further notice. Visit Princeton.edu for updates. The Lewis Center for the Arts is posting virtual events at arts.princeton.edu. Princeton University Concerts has erased its schedule through Jan. 27. Visit princetonuniversityconcerts.org.

Kelsey Theatre on the Mercer County Community College campus in West Windsor has postponed its schedule but has posted a pair of holiday-related videos. Visit kelsey.mccc.edu for more.

1867 Sanctuary in Ewing has no events planned through May as of now. For information visit 1867sanctuary.org.

Rider University Arts has canceled on- and off-campus Westminster Choir College and Rider events through Feb. 11, but has launched a series of online performances. Visit rider.edu/arts.

Morven Museum and Garden in Princeton grounds opened to the public with social distancing precautions. Visit morven.org.


State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick has no in-person programming scheduled until August, but is hosting various online events. For more information, visit stnj.org or call 732-246-7469.

Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick has posted “André De Shields and Haarlem Nocturne,” a performance and chat with the actor, through Jan. 17. Visit crossroadstheatrecompany.org or call 732-545-8100.

George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick has no programming scheduled at this time. Contact 732-246-7717 or georgestplayhouse.org.

The Avenel Performing Arts Center in Avenel has canceled “Late Nite Catechism: ‘Til Death Do Us Part” planned for Jan. 14-17. Next on the schedule is a comedy show on Feb. 6. Contact 732-314-0500 or avenelarts.com.


Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank’s new “pop-up stage” will present “The Elvis Birthday Bash” on Jan. 29-30. The center’s new venue, the Vogel, has indoor shows booked through March 20. Visit thebasie.org for updates.

Historic Allaire Village in Farmingdale is temporarily closed.

Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal has suspended productions through April 10. For information call 732-531-9106 or visit axelrodartscenter.com.

The Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan has no shows scheduled until “Grease,” slated to open April 10. Visit algonquinarts.org for updates.

Monmouth University Center for the Arts in West Long Branch has postponed scheduled events through this season and has mounted its “Music and Arts Festival 2020″ on YouTube. Visit monmouth.edu/mca for updates.

The Asbury Park Boardwalk entertainment venues are reviving live shows, including the Wonder Bar, Langosta Lounge and Tim McLoone’s Supper Club. The Stone Pony, Convention Hall and Paramount Theatre remain closed. For information, visit apboardwalk.com.

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Two River Theater in Red Bank has suspended performances and is closed to the public. Look online at tworivertheater.org for updated information.

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County has suspended all programming until further notice but has set up an online exhibit, “Artists from Within: Creations in Quarantine.” Visit jhmomc.org.

The Monmouth Museum in Lincroft will close temporarily as of Jan. 4 with plans to reopen in late spring. Visit monmouthmuseum.org or call 732-224-1995.


Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown has postponed its scheduled live events through Jan. 21. For information, call 973-539-8008 or visit mayoarts.org.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison is developing a “Pandemic Playhouse” online series. Visit shakespearenj.org.

The Morris Museum in Morristown has reopened 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. For information, call 973-971-3700 or visit morrismuseum.org.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown has limited gallery tours by appointment for groups of five or fewer. Garden is open for social-distanced walks. Visit macculloughhall.org or call 973-538-2404.

The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts in Madison is open for walk-in visits Tuesdays-Fridays but reservations are recommended on Saturdays-Sundays. For information, visit metc.org.

The Folk Project in Morristown has canceled its lineup of indoor concerts, but is promoting a selection of twice-weekly online live performances. Visit folkproject.org or call 973-335-9489.

Roxbury Arts Alliance has cleared its schedule at Investors Bank Theater in Roxbury. It will have a virtual wine tasting fundraiser on Jan. 22. Visit roxburartsyalliance.org or call 862-219-1379.

The Boonton Historical Society and Museum in Boonton is open 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays by appointment. Visit boonton.org, email boontonhistory@boonton.org or call 908-625-6682.


Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson has extended its “Holiday in the Park” drive-thru attraction through Jan. 17.

The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts on the Ocean County College campus in Toms River has postponed its lineup of shows through March but promises “new events will be added in 2021.” Visit grunincenter.org/events or call 732-255-0500.

The Strand Center for the Arts in Lakewood’s next planned show on stage is the Boogie Wonder Band on Feb. 12. It has an online “A Christmas Carol” available through tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 31. Visit www.strand.org or check social media for more details.

Albert Music Hall in Wall is closed with hopes of reopening in early 2021. If not, it plans to continue outdoor concerts come May. For updates, visit alberthall.org.

Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven has 25%-capacity indoor shows scheduled, with a comedy night on Feb. 13 and a Valentine’s Day cabaret on Feb. 14.


The Paterson Museum will remain closed until further notice. Look for updates at patersonmuseum.com.

William Paterson University in Wayne’s next planned concert on its Shea Center for Performing Arts stage is Feb. 13 with the Sensational Soul Cruisers . Visit wpunj.edu/wppresents.


Raritan Valley Community College Arts on the Branchburg campus will not offer live programs during the 2020-’21 season, but indicated it will post a selection of “video favorites” online. Visit rvccarts.org.

The Watchung Arts Center will remain closed until further notice.

The Brook Arts Center in Bound Brook has cleared all events from its schedule through Feb. 12. Visit brookarts.org.


The Newton Theatre in Newton has postponed events through March 3. For information, visit skypac.org or call 973-383-3700.


The Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway has canceled events through Jan. 22. For more information, call 732-499-8226 or visit ucpac.org.


Centenary Stage Company, based at Centenary University in Hackettstown will present a concert by Blue Dahlia on Saturday, Jan. 9, with in-person or live-streaming options. Call 908-979-0900 or visit centenarystageco.org.

Rutherfurd Hall in Allamuchy has Wednesday tours by appointment. Visit rutherfurdhall.org or call 908-852-1894, ext. 338, for more information.

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