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Culture and History

May 18, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As soldiers came home from the Asian and European battlefields of the Second World War, they moved out of the cities into a wildly-new place called "suburbia," creating an original American lifestyle. East Brunswick, which until then had been a mostly rural and agrarian ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Raritan Native American Heritage Celebration & Pow Wow comes to the Middlesex County Fairgrounds on Cranbury Road in East Brunswick on June 18-19, 2022 from11am - 8pm. The Raritan Pow Wow is a full-contest Pow Wow attracting over 500 Native American artists, educators, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In her powerful piece, The Site of Memory, the late Toni Morrison wrote, “You know, they straightened out the Mississippi River in places, to make room for houses and livable acreage. Occasionally the river floods these places. "Floods" is the word they use, but in fact it is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Mercado Esperanza celebrates the rich cultural diversity found in a roughly 57-block portion of the city. Just don’t ask Angelica Osorio what it’s like to attend one. The owner of Delicias Oaxaqueñas is too busy serving up delicious chocomiles – Mexican milkshakes that are ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Lost Souls Public Memorial Project’s 5th Annual Recitation of Names will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2022 from 4pm-6pm at the Community Arts Center at 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ Join project members in person as they honor the Lost Souls through live ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ – Several faith and service leaders are scheduled to lead a vigil tonight after a newly installed mural was vandalized last week. Among the scheduled speakers at the Monday, May 2 vigil starting at 7 o’clock are Josh Pruzansky, president for the Raritan Valley Orthodox Jewish ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Hindu American Society of Central Jersey will be hosting a Holi festival, commonly known as the festival of light, at Woodlot Park in South Brunswick Township on Saturday, April 23rd from 2:00 P.M to 6:30 P.M. In attendance will be State Senator Andrew Zwicker, Mayor ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Lost Souls Memorial Project, East Brunswick's outreach to those enslaved people who died in the township or who were captured and brought to the American south, announce that the Lost Souls Public Memorial Project’s 5th Recitation will be held on May 22, 2022 at the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick will become the sister city of Rivne, a city of about 240,000 on the western border of Ukraine next to Poland.  Rivne has become a "transportation center" for refugees fleeing the Russian onslaught that has been bombarding the country for a month.  "It is my ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Lost Souls Public Memorial Project, which honors the memory of those enslaved people and freemen caught up in the legal swirl of capture and transportation to harsher slave environments has learned that their application for 501c3 status had been officially approved by the ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Middlesex County’s Liberty Base Ball Club of New Brunswick is looking for players. The club plays base ball (originally two words) by 1850s rules, using period-accurate replica uniforms, bats, balls, bases, and other equipment. The club competes against other historically ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - County Commissioners and other local public figures joined in the skirl of the bagpipes last week as the green, white, and orange flag of the Irish Republic was raised over the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick in commemoration of St. Patrick's Day, March ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - About 150 local residents joined their voices to proclaim support for the people of Ukraine at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center this Sunday, waving flags and embracing each other as history played out before our eyes this week.  Participants were both joyous in their ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Township of East Brunswick will host an outdoor event in support of the Ukrainian people this Sunday, March 6 at the Community Arts Center at 721 Cranbury Road.  The event will run from noon to 3:00pm. Speakers are welcome at this open event. This past week, Gov. Phil ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The dozens of people praying inside St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Newark were far from their ancestral homeland on the day Ukraine was invaded by Russia. But home was in their hearts as they looked into their souls for the faith to help Ukraine win the fight of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough’s 29th annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 13 will honor healthcare heroes from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility. Employees from the Somerville hospital and their families will march in the parade, which ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ- This past Saturday, East Brunswick Township, the Arts Coalition, and the Public Library held a Lunar New Year celebration to honor Asian tradition and promote diversity in the community. Residents were treated to authentic Asian cuisine, artwork, merchandise, and a traditional ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Public Library invites residents to join in a celebration of the Lunar New Year and usher in the Year of the Tiger.  A variety of free events will take place at the library on February 12 from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Says online trendsetter site Pure Wow, ...

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Residents can enjoy a range of free exhibitions and events promoted by the Middlesex County Arts Institute  MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Arts Institute of Middlesex County is presenting, promoting, and supporting a multitude of arts and culture events, exhibitions, and shows throughout the month ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the Second World War came to an end and soldiers returned home to their loved ones, life as they knew it in East Brunswick would never be the same. Economic prosperity boomed in the United States and with it came a surge of construction and development. As William Levitt’s ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the Second World War came to an end and soldiers returned home to their loved ones, life as they knew it in East Brunswick would never be the same. Economic prosperity boomed in the United States and with it came a surge of construction and development. As William Levitt’s ...

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  EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Throughout the month of February, the Lost Souls Public Memorial Project will mount exhibits library wide that highlight the history of the Lost Souls along with representations of African American/Black culture.  The exhibits will feature original artwork designed by ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream, and so do a couple of dreamers here in New Jersey.  They dream of literacy and art, of bonding people together with words and images, and of helping children and adults read their way to freedom and beauty.  Tomorrow, they will tell the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – To paint it with a broad brush, Dan Swern’s position as producing director of coLAB Arts is a bit of a double-edged sword.  His joy comes from engaging with community partners and bringing art into the world – be it a sweeping mural, a piece of music, a theatrical performance ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - We are only one day into the new year, and 2021 is already spinning away from us.  Some would say "good riddance" to a year peppered with controversy, conflict, and COVID.  A look back could help those of us here in East Brunswick to have some perspective on local issues that ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick’s own Kathleen Elle, singer-songwriter, had some very exciting news this week. The CW’s 4400 TV show featured Elle’s original song Love Bandit in the latest episode Monday night, Dec 6th. 4400 is a remake of the early 2000’s show of the same name with a twist.

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COLLEGE STATION, TX — Wreaths Across America and the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum will mark the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and entry of the United States into World War II. "We will remember fallen Americans from the “day that will live in infamy. We will honor ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - What does it mean to love your country? In these days of challenge and contention, what does loving America really mean?  The East Brunswick Elks want to know. The East Brunswick Elks Lodge #2370 is sponsoring an essay contest for Middlesex County residents who attend Grades ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers has announced that its list of official university holidays will include Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. The state university will recognize the holiday when it is observed on Friday, June 17. The school will follow the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - For those residents of East Brunswick who have bewailed the lack of a social downtown filled with unique items for sale, good food, music, treats, a little wine and a bit of beer, today was your day. Sponsored by the East Brunswick Arts Coalition, the First Annual Harvest ...

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