Coronavirus in N.J.: What’s reopened, what concerts, festivals and shows are rescheduled, canceled. (May 5, 2021)
Several live, on-location musical events will feature women artists this Motherâs Day weekend:
â¦ South Orange Performing Arts Center in South Orange is bringing its stage back to life on Friday, May 7, with a concert by singer-songwriter and New Jersey native Dana Fuchs. The show will be limited to 100 audience members in the theater, but also will be streamed live online.
â¦ Broadway veteran Kelli Rabke will premiere her new cabaret show, âTiny Giants â Petite Powerhouses from Garland to Gaga,â at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown with performances 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 8. As indicated by its title, the show will pay tribute to âsmall-in-statureâ women vocalists, including Edith Piaf, Bette Midler, Stevie Nicks, the singers whose names are incorporated in the showâs title, and others. (Rabke, a Jersey native, admits she herself is a member of the âvertically challenged club.â) The performance can be attended in person or streamed live on the internet.
â¦ The Rhythm Method, an all-female string ensemble, will present âHidden Mothersâ 7 p.m. Sunday, May 9, in an outdoor âOn the Back Deckâ concert at the Morris Museum in Morristown. The program will focus on âunder-heardâ women composers, including Florence Price, Elizabeth Maconchy, Leah Asher and Amanda Maier-Rontgen.
Here is a rundown of the status of events at arts and entertainment venues and other recreational destinations throughout the state:
Atlantic City casino gaming rooms have reopened, but no major entertainment events are planned until June.
Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City has postponed its planned Motherâs Day concert on May 8 with Fantasia and Keith Sweat to next year and has no other events scheduled until the Aug. 28 Michael Buble concert. The Oct. 1 Chris Stapleton concert has been canceled. 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 this summer. First show on the schedule as of now is the Aug. 5 Guns Nâ Roses concert. For information, visit metlifestadium.com.
Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood has canceled, postponed or rescheduled shows through May 21. 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 concludes its monthly online documentary screenings in collaboration with PBS TVâs Independent Lens on May 19.
The Black Box Performing Arts Center in Engelwood has scheduled monthly outdoor script-in-hand readings of âThe Importance of Being Earnestâ at Englewood Public Library and opened its latest on-stage production, âFat Men in Skirts,â last week. Visit blackboxpac.com.
The Belskie Museum of Art and Science in Closter is open 1-5 p.m. weekends or by appointment. Visit belskiemuseum.com or call 201-768-0286.
The Mahwah Museum is open 1-4 p.m. Saturdays with capacity restrictions. Visit mahwahmuseum.org or call 201-512-0099.
The countyâs museums and galleries â including Smithville Mansion and the Historic Prison Museum â are reopened with limited hours social distancing guidelines in effect. For more information visit co.burlington.nj.us/parks..
The Roebling Museum in Florence is closed until further notice. Visit roeblingmuseum.org.
BB&T Pavilion on the waterfront in Camden anticipates opening its summer schedule on July 13 with the Black Crowes. Its June 25-26 Dave Matthews Band shows have been canceled.
The Battleship New Jersey on the Camden Waterfront is opened for self-guided tours 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
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 indoor shows through Oct. 14 but has âmusic on the porchâ outdoor shows scheduled May 8 and 29. For information, visit scottishriteauditorium.com or call 856-858-1000.
CAPE MAY COUNTY
The Barefoot Country three-day music festival headlined by Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band, Dan + Shay, Lynyrd Skynyrd and others is slated for Aug. 19-22 on the Wildwood Beach at Lincoln Avenue. For updates, visit bcmfest.com or wildwoodsnj.com.
Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) â formerly Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities â and the Cape May Lighthouse are open daily.
The Cape May Music Festival will kick off May 13 with a prerecorded virtual concert by the New York Chamber Ensemble and the Bay Atlantic Symphony, then commence a series of live concerts through June 27 at the Emlen Physick Estate or Rotary Park in Cape May.
The Cape May County Park and Zoo have reopened following social distancing guidelines.
Moreyâs Pier Boardwalk in Wildwood will open for the season on Saturday, May 8.
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 divided its May 15 concert with Laurel Canyon Band, a CSN&Y tribute, into two shows, 6 and 9 p.m., to better accommodate social-distanced seating. Visit levoy.net or call 856-327-6400.
The Museum of American Glass, Down Jersey Folklife Center in Millville is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays-Sundays.
The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Call 856-327-4500 or visit rrcarts.com.
The Prudential Center in Newarkâs 38th annual Gospelfest has been canceled. Next concert on the schedule is the May 22 Mega Mezcla show. New Jersey Devils games are now allowing limited live audiences. For information, visit prucenter.com/events.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark will return to live shows on June 26 with comedian Vic Dibitetto on the Victoria Theater stage. Attendees to the venue will need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test or vaccine. For information call 888-466-5722 or visit njpac.org.
Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn has embarked on its hybrid subscription-only season, with âBeehive: The â60s Musicalâ streaming beginning June 12. Visit papermill.org or email [email protected]
South Orange Performing Arts Center will recommence live shows Friday with Dana Fuchs (see above). It also has been hosting online film streamings and concert events. For information, call 973-313-2787, email [email protected] or visit sopacnow.org.
Wellmont Theater in Montclair has postponed all shows through June 3. For information visit wellmonttheater.com or call 973-783-9500.
Outpost in the Burbs, based at the First Congregational Church in Montclair, aims to return to live shows with the Bongos concert on Sept. 19. It will host an online Bob Dylan tribute show to benefit the Human Needs Food Pantry on May 20. Visit outpostintheburbs.org.
The Newark Museum of Art has targeted June 3 as its reopening date 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. For updates, visit montclairartmuseum.org or check social media pages.
The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Montclair has reopened. 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 with scheduled 30-minute time slots to maintain social distancing. Visit lsc.org or call 201-200-1000.
The 38th annual New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning is scheduled for July 23-25 at Solberg Airport in Readington.
Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville is staging âThe Last 5 Yearsâ from May 7-16. 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 is open 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 and has created a film viewing club. Its outdoor âCarpool Cinemaâ behind the Spoke Works building on North Union Street will return starting May 8. Visit acmescreeningroom.org/upcoming-events.
Prallsville Mills, 33 Risler St., Stockton, is open following Gov. Murphyâs coronarvirus safety guidelines.
Passage Theatre at the Mill Hill Playhouse in Trenton has crafted a 2020-â21 season lineup that includes online and live productions. âA Twist of Waterâ will be presented virtually May 12-16. Look online at passagetheatre.org.
The Sourland Conservancy is hosting âmusical happy hoursâ via Zoom 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month through June. Visit sourland.org for details.
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 but has been presenting online programs. For information visit call 609-989-0087 or visit its Facebook page.
Old Barracks Museum in Trenton has reopened with pre-purchased admissions. For more information visit barracks.org.
CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton has no concert events planned before July 27â²s JoJo Siwa concert. It will host the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market May 15-16 and the Jersey Flight National Arena League indoor football team will begin its season May 28. 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 embarked on a âUnmasking the Artsâ online conversation series. Visit princetonuniversityconcerts.org.
Kelsey Theatre on the Mercer County Community College campus in West Windsor has postponed its schedule. Visit kelsey.mccc.edu for more.
1867 Sanctuary in Ewing has no events planned as of now. For information visit 1867sanctuary.org.
Rider University Arts has put on- and off-campus Westminster Choir College and Rider events on hold, but has posted online performances. Visit rider.edu/arts.
Morven Museum and Garden in Princeton grounds are open to the public 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays with timed tickets and social distancing precautions. There are no docent-led indoor tours at this time. Visit morven.org.
The John Abbot House Museum, 2200 Kuser Road in Hamilton, is open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4:30 p.m., except holiday weekends. Phone 609-585-1686 or visit historicalsocietyofhamiltontwpmercer.org.
State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick has no in-person programming scheduled until Sept. 19, but is hosting various online events. For more information, visit stnj.org or call 732-246-7469.
Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick has the documentary âFreedom Riders.â Visit crossroadstheatrecompany.org or call 732-545-8100.
George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick will stream a production of âTiny Beautiful Thingsâ through May 23. Contact 732-246-7717 or georgestplayhouse.org.
The Avenel Performing Arts Center in Avenel will present âMy Big Gay Italian Weddingâ through May 8. Contact 732-314-0500 or avenelarts.com.
PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdelâs planned opening concert with 5 Seconds of Summer on May 29 has been postponed to 2022. That leaves the July 12 Backstreet Boys as the first event on the summer schedule.
Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bankâs new venue, the Vogel, has indoor shows booked through the summer and another round of âConcerts on the Greenâ at Suneagles Golf Club will begin May 14. Visit thebasie.org for updates.
Historic Allaire Village in Farmingdale is open.
Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal will start an outdoor concert series May 12 at Bell Works and the Arthur Pryor bandshell in Asbury Park. For information call 732-531-9106 or visit axelrodartscenter.com.
The Vietnam Era Museum in Holmdel will welcome visitors on Memorial Day, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with timed tickets and capacity limits. Beginning June 10, the museum will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.
The Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan has no entertainment events scheduled before mid-July. Visit algonquinarts.org for updates.
Monmouth University Center for the Arts in West Long Branch has postponed scheduled events through this season but is posting online screenings and record appreciation chats. Visit monmouth.edu/mca for updates.
Some Asbury Park Boardwalk entertainment venues have recommenced live shows, including Langosta Lounge and Tim McLooneâs Supper Club. The Stone Ponyâs planned Summerstage outdoor show with Umphreyâs McGee on June 26 has been canceled. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes are expected to open the season on July 3. Convention Hall has no dates scheduled as of now. Paramount Theatreâs planned Ringo Starrâs All-Starr Band show on June 1 is moving to May 31, 2022. For information, visit apboardwalk.com.
Two River Theater in Red Bank has suspended performances and is closed to the public but is posting online readings and workshops. Look online at tworivertheater.org for updated information.
The Monmouth Museum in Lincroft is closed with plans to reopen in midsummer. It has posted online exhibits. Visit monmouthmuseum.org or call 732-224-1995.
Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown will again sponsor a summer drive-in concert series in partnership with Morris County at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morristown. First show will be June 17 with the Nerds. âTiny Giants,â a tribute to âpetiteâ women singers by Kelli Rabke, is scheduled to take the mainstage for two shows on May 8, with live-stream options (see above). For information, call 973-539-8008 or visit mayoarts.org.
The Morris Museum in Morristown has reopened 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. It has recommenced its outdoor âOn the Back Deckâ series of jazz and classical concerts (see above). 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 has reopened for walk-in visits Tuesdays-Sundays, with reservations recommended on Saturdays-Sundays. For information, visit metc.org.
The Folk Project in Morristown has been presenting twice-weekly online live performances and plans to allow small audiences to attend some of the Friday shows in person by advance arrangement. Visit folkproject.org or call 973-335-9489.
Roxbury Arts Alliance at Investors Bank Theater in Roxbury will host an outdoor Bobby Darin tribute concert on May 15. Visit roxburartsyalliance.org or call 862-219-1379.
Six Flags Great Adventure in Jacksonâs theme park and Wild Safari drive-thru are open Fridays-Sunday.
The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts on the Ocean County College campus in Toms River has various on-demand events posted. A virtual âRachmanioff Squaredâ fundraiser recital is planned for May 7. Visit grunincenter.org/events or call 732-255-0500.
The Strand Center for the Arts in Lakewood has no events planned through July. Visit www.strand.org or check social media for more details.
Albert Music Hall in Wall will has rebooted its Saturday night outdoor concerts. For updates, visit alberthall.org.
The Paterson Museum will remain closed until further notice. Look for updates at patersonmuseum.com.
William Paterson University in Wayne concludes its lineup of online concerts on May 9 with Bill Charlap and Houston Person. Visit wpunj.edu/wppresents.
The Passaic County Arts Centerâs art exhibits are open for viewing 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays by appointment at the at the John W. Rea House in Hawthorne.
Dey Mansion/Washingtonâs Headquarters Museum in Wayne remains closed, but the grounds are open to the public.
Most amenities are open at Preakness Valley Golf Course in Wayne.
Ringwood Manor State Parkâs grounds are open daily from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but the mansion is closed to visitors.
Somerset County Park Commissionâs Rose Day Festival at Colonial Park and the Fourth of July celebration, which usually occurs at North Branch Park, are postponed until 2022. County parks and golf course are open, though, and outdoor programs at Green Knoll Tennis Center and the Environmental Education Center are being held.
The annual Tour of Somerville, which was canceled last year due to the coronavirus, is rescheduling the 2021 race from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6.
Duke Farms in Hillsborough is open. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, with reservations required on Saturdays. Call 908-722-3700.
Raritan Valley Community College Arts on the Branchburg campus will not offer live programs during the 2020-â21 season. Visit rvccarts.org.
The Watchung Arts Center plans an online tribute concert to James Taylor and the Beatles with Chip Mergott on May 8.
The Brook Arts Center in Bound Brookâs planned Motherâs Day concert with Dominic Mantuano on May 9 has been canceled. The Eagles tribute band Winslow is still scheduled for May 8. Visit brookarts.org.
Somerset Valley Playhouse of Hillsborough is closed but âThe Radio Play Disasterâ is being presented online May 14, 22 and 23. Visit svptheatre.org.
The Newton Theatre in Newtonâs next scheduled live show is the May 14 Al Di Meola concert. For information, visit skypac.org or call 973-383-3700.
The 11th annual âRock, Ribs and Ridgesâ Festival is planned for June 25-27 at Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta.
The Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahwayâs next scheduled event is the Sept. 25 Bowling for Soup concert. For more information, call 732-499-8226 or visit ucpac.org.
Centenary Stage Company, based at Centenary University in Hackettstown, continues to present in-person and live streaming stage productions. Call 908-979-0900 or visit centenarystageco.org.
Rutherfurd Hall in Allamuchy is open 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and has begun an outdoors lecture series. Visit rutherfurdhall.org or call 908-852-1894, ext. 338, for more information.
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