Stylish as Johnny Depp’s portrayal is in director Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies,” it appears the splendid thespian is a bit late to the party. Short of reinventing the antihero, his performance, like Dillinger himself, was doomed. Just as our idea of the hero changes, so does its counterculture variant. This bad boy is strictly old fedora.
PERTH AMBOY—Perth Amboy’s Business Improvement District invites area residents to the 2009 Blueberry Festival & Jazz Concert.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK—On Tuesday, July 28, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County will present a Build a Rain Barrel workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick.
PERTH AMBOY—The Royal Garden Club By The Bay will present “Perth Amboy-An Architectural Anthology.” This home and garden tour will be held on Sunday, July 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ free summer concert series continues this week with performances in four county parks.
WOODBRIDGE—After I printed Thomas Saboy’s memories with the mention of former pro baseball player, South Amboy’s own Allie Clark, Mr. Saboy wrote back “I once won an autographed ‘Allie Clark’ baseball at an AS&R (Gugie’s) picnic at Vardy’s Grove in Fords in the late 1940s.”
HOBOKEN—When you hear the word “greatness,” certain people probably spring to mind: Michael Jordan, Albert Einstein, Mother Teresa.
Think a bit harder and you’ll realize you know a few real-life “greats” as well.
EDISON—The Next Stage Ensemble, the traveling company of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, will present William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 1:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison.
LINDEN – The city’s Department of Public Property and Community Services is offering free concerts and movies at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade this summer.
WOODBRIDGE– East Meets West at the Barron Arts Center when they host the unique traveling exhibition “Stripes,” a collaborative United States and Japan rug hooking exhibit opening on Friday, July 10.