COLD SPRING, N.Y.—On Saturday, September 12, five private gardens in Hunterdon, Middlesex, and Somerset counties will open to the public in support of The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program.
CLARK – The Union County Summer Arts Festival 2009 concert series continues on Wednesday evening, Aug. 19, with music by The Nerds. This free concert of rock and rollicking hit songs at Oak Ridge Park in Clark begins at 7:30 p.m.
ROSELLE – Full Force performs in front of a crowd of 500 at the Roselle Urban Enterprise Zone Summer Concert on Aug. 7.
MADISON—The public is invited to an opening reception to view the work of Minako Ota, a New Jersey-based artist, at the Library on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham, in Madison, on Sunday, Sept. 13, between 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
WOODBRIDGE – Artist and educator Ray Skibinski will be offering “Life Drawing” classes, designed for artists, both amateur and professional, who wish to improve their drawing skills. Classes will be held at the Barron Arts Center, located at 582 Rahway Avenue in Woodbridge.
PERTH AMBOY – The Puerto Rican Association for Human Development, Inc., will celebrate the 23rd annual Roberto Clemente Festival from Friday, Aug. 21 to Sunday, Aug. 23. The free event will take place at the athletic field by the Robert N. Wilentz Elementary School, 51 First Street in Perth Amboy.
It is too long and rather imperfect. Still, as Judd Apatow’s “Funny People” chronicles the life and times of comedian George Simmons (Adam Sandler), you bask in the film’s warmhearted sense of humanity, laugh at the foibles dissected, and in time realize it is not unlike real life. That is, you have to put up with the bad parts to enjoy the good parts.
NEWARK—The 7th Annual Concert for Kids, presented by Verizon, will feature legendary performer Smokey Robinson on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.
SAYREVILLE-After my July 2 column on the Morgan Family cemetery in the Morgan section of Sayreville, I received an e-mail from South Amboy resident Ed Campbell.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ free summer concert series continues this week with performances in four county parks.