Thursday, January 3, 2013
Liberty Science Center, Morris Museum, Garden State Discovery Museum and more to participate in free weekend event for cardholders.
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Thursday, January 3
Several New Jersey museums will open their doors to Bank of America and Merill Lynch cardholders this weekend as part of the bank's "Museums On Us" initiative. The intention of the event is "to provide a cultural benefit to Bank of America cardholders and increase access to the arts across the United States," according to a press release. "The program brings new audiences and increased attention to participating organizations, which range from some of the nation’s most celebrated museums to regional gems and include art, science and history museums, as well as other cultural institutions," the press release said. Participating museums include the Liberty Science Center, Garden State Discovery Museum, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, The …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Got bored kids? Here are some ideas to help keep your kids happy over winter break.
Here are 10 fun ways to keep kids from toddlers to teens entertained and off screens during the upcoming holiday break. TELL US: What do you plan on doing with your kids during winter break? Share in the comments below.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Four months after vigil for temple shooting in Wisconsin, local Sikh temple holding service for Connecticut victims.
To honor the memory of the victims of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, Bridgewater Gurudwara, the Sikh house of worship at 977 Washington Valley Road in Martinsville, will hold a candlelight vigil and a special prayer service starting at 7:15 p.m. on Friday. The candlelight vigil will start at 7:15 p.m., followed by Sikh prayer services from 8 to 9:15 p.m., said an announcement from the Garden State Sikh Association. The association announced that the vigil is expected to be attended by a group of leaders from the interfaith community attending, who also will offer their thoughts. Langar, vegetarian food as per Sikh traditions, will be served after the services, according to the association. The Bridgewater …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Farah Hussain-Said, whose birthday is Dec. 12, delivered on the same date at Saint Peter's University Hospital.
Forget the popular belief of Lucky 13—12 appears to be an auspicious number for one Bridgewater family. Bridgewater resident Farah Hussain-Said, who was born Dec. 12, 1986, delivered her third child, a boy, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 12:12 p.m. at Saint Peter's University Hospital. To recap—Hussain-Said's birthday is 12/12/86, and her baby's boy's birthday is 12/12/12, at 12:12 p.m. That's a lot of the number 12. Hussain-Said, 26, said she and her husband, Nabil Said, arrived at the hospital after her labor began around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, but baby Zayd's arrival was not expected on the 12th. Hussain-Said said her due date was the 22nd. The thought crossed her mind that the baby may arrive on her birthday, but she wasn't betting on it. "I …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The concert will benefit Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music take the stage at Madison Square Garden for the live 12-12-12 concert for Sandy relief. While thousands of people fill the arena, billions are watching live on a variety of screens worldwide. The concert is streaming live on television networks, movie theater screens and on the Internet, including right here on Patch. The pre-event coverage begins at 4:00 p.m. EST and the concert is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who, and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced. Every penny sold from ticket sales will go …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Elyse Peterson won $63K on ABC game show last week.
It was the most “unreal” experience for Bridgewater resident Elyse Peterson, who won $63,500 when she was a contestant on ABC’s “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” “It was easily the most unreal experience of my life, and I’m still not entirely convinced that it actually happened,” she said. In May, Peterson took the audition test, which consisted of 30 questions, with the requirement that you pass before moving on to the second portion, the face-to-face interview with one of the show’s assistant producers. From there, Peterson said, potential contestants have the opportunity to move on to the third interview, which is on camera. “At the end of that portion, they said I would get a postcard in the mail saying whether I’d made it into the …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Rebel the Pony holds another annual party and invites young and old.
Sometimes there's just not enough days in the week, but every Wednesday we'll give you an idea of something to do to relax, spend time with family and just take some time for yourself. This Sunday, Aug. 19, will be a very special day at the Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., family and friends are invited to celebrate “Rebel the Pony's Special Event,” a summer party hosted by a remarkably friendly four-legged character. Rebel is actually a miniature horse who gives lead line pony rides to the smallest of the children who visit Lord Stirling Stable. He is just under 10 hands high, about the size of a St. Bernard. Rebel the Pony and all of his people …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Evening includes two bands and a selection of Creole and Cajun foods at Duke Island Park.
A crowd of nearly 2,000 were on hand at Duke Island Park Sunday for the annual Bayou Fest, part of the Somerset County Park Commission's summer concert series. The park was filled with Zydeco and Creole music from the VooDudes and Opelousas, Louisiana's Jefferey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys. In addition to the music, authentic Creole and Bayou dishes were offered from Touch Bayou in Montclair. The menu included schrimp creole, jambalaya and red beans and rice, among other favorites.