Thursday, October 29, 2020

Harrowing History Showcases Bordentown’s Dark Side

Starting Saturday, September 19, the Bordentown Historical Society will present Harrowing History, a storytelling program that focuses on true tales from the darker side of the area’s past.

Hopewell’s Stranger-Than-Fiction Castle Inspires a Novel

James Betz says it was at an area swim club when he first heard about the subject that would turn into an obsession and his recently published book, “Ralston Heights.”

Welch Seeks to Build Community at Arts Council

Nationally known ceramicist and former Greenwich House Pottery director Adam Welch is ready to talk about assuming the position of executive director for the Arts Council of Princeton.

New McCarter Artistic Director Sets Stage for New Era

Newly appointed McCarter Theater artistic director Sarah Rasmussen says the hardest part of leading the Princeton-based professional theater is dealing with “the unknown.”

Jersey Jam’s Picture-Perfect Artist Gets Serious

The Jersey Fresh Jam — the New Jersey celebration of hip hop art and music — returns to Trenton in a modified safety-conscious event. Dean 'Ras' Innocenzi will be among the masked street artists there.

Opportunities

Chances to get outside and volunteer in the community, plus virtual opportunities for creators, readers, and musicians.

Fall Arts Preview: Theater & Film

Curtains are closed at theaters' physical locations, but many have created online programming. The New Jersey Film Festival is also going virtual.

Fall Arts Preview: Classical Music

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra is replacing its previously planned fall 2020 season with the digital series “Virtual Concerts: Your Orchestra, Your Home.”

Fall Arts Preview: Visual Arts

Museum and gallery staff members have been listening carefully to health experts on the best ways to open their venues safely to the public. The result is that some museums have developed safe practices to do so while others are presenting digital programming while they explore reopening.

Murals Keep Trenton Art Scene Alive

The Trenton Downtown Association’s “Murals on Front Street” project continues for the fourth year thanks to a $25,000 New Jersey State Council on the Arts grant.

Trending Stories

The Fall of Icarus

You don’t expect to find insights into our troubled times from the Flemish Old Masters. But on a recent trip to Brussels I found myself wandering into the Royal Museum of Fine Arts.