Here's a look at the top 10 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage during the week of May 8-14, 2022. Each week, we publish about 70 articles, including several original columns and features, along with news releases for events happening throughout the state and nearby areas like Philadelphia and New York City. This week Top Ten includes articles covering six counties in New Jersey (Cape May, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, and Warren).
1) Lincoln Park Music Festival Kicks Off Season With Mike Phillips on Thursday - (NEWARK, NJ) -- Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD) presents the official 15th Anniversary of its long-running and highly attended Lincoln Park Music Festival, which will return to its outdoor home in Lincoln Park over multiple dates in July and August 2022. Lincoln Park Music Festival has evolved over the past 15 years into a full umbrella season of music, arts, culture and wellness from April to October annually.
2) Review of "A Walk on the Moon" at George Street Playhouse - If you’ve wondered what is possible for the George Street Playhouse in its new home, wonder no more. A Walk on the Moon, the final show of the season, answers the question to a fare-thee-well.
3) The Concert Fields at Waterloo to host From Good Homes - (HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- The Sherman Theater has announced that jam-rock band From Good Homes will perform at The Concert Fields at Waterloo in Hackettstown, NJ on Saturday, September 17. They will resurrect their annual tradition from the 1990s - an outdoor concert in front of thousands of eager hometown northeast New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania fans.
4) Kick Back Tiki Cruises Launches in Wildwood - (WILDWOOD, NJ) -- Two shore locals have teamed up to bring their passion project to the waves of the Jersey Shore this summer. Vineland native Captain Tim Merighi and Ocean City business partner Matt Sawyer announce the launch of Kick Back Tiki Cruises out of Wildwood, New Jersey. Their new tiki boat and floating bar will offer private chartered BYO cruises departing several times a day from their dock at 626 W. 26th Avenue.
5) Interview with Olya Fryz who will perform at Carteret PAC's Stand with Ukraine on May 15 - Ukrainians around the world have been enjoying Connecticut-based Olya Fryz’s music for more than 25 years. The multi-talented vocalist-bandurist has performed throughout the U.S. and Canada at numerous festivals, interactive children’s shows and concerts, including Lincoln Center in New York City, Bloor Street Festival in Toronto, The Bushnell Theatre in Connecticut, Chicago and Rochester Ukrainian Festivals, the former Garden State Arts Center in Holmdel, and the United Nations International Citizens World Music Concert.
6) Mayor Reiman Swears in 22 Police Officers in Ceremony at the URSB Carteret Performing Arts & Events Center - (CARTERET, NJ) --- Mayor Daniel J. Reiman swore in 22 Police Officers on Saturday, May 7th, 2022 at the Carteret Performing Arts Center to both new and expanded roles.
7) American Theater Group Accepting Applications for PlayLab BIPOC Playwriting Program - (BASKING RIDGE, NJ) -- The American Theater Group (ATG), Somerset County’s professional, regional theater company celebrating its 10th season, has announced it is accepting applications for its PlayLab playwriting program. The application deadline is Friday, June 10, 2022.
8) Nonprofit Health Center to Break Ground in Carteret on May 25th - (CARTERET, NJ) -- Mayor Daniel J. Reiman has announced that JRMC, whose flagship medical and dental facility is located in Perth Amboy, will open a two-story 6,000-square-foot satellite location that will provide primary medical care to the residents of Carteret along with specialty services, such as endocrinology, pediatrics, and women’s healthcare that features 3-D mammography, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology.
9) 2022 Passaic County Restaurant Week Slated for May 16-22 - The County of Passaic is hosting its 2022 Restaurant Week from Monday, May 16th through Sunday, May 22nd. In collaboration with local restaurants and dining venues, businesses within the County are presenting a catalog of limited-time, prix fixe menus for lunch and/or dinner.
10) Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...5/12/22 - “Do you know why I like playing Jazz? Because it will take me as far as my mind will let it.” Rio Clemente
BONUS LINK - Bobfest, The Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration Returns May 26th. Pat Guadagno's annual party returns to the Basie Center for the Arts with Music from The Rolling Thunder Revue. If you love Dylan's music, this is always a great night.
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