Arts & Entertainment

Program will expand music education in NYC schools

NEW YORK (AP) — Some 600 New York City public schools will receive expanded music instruction thanks to a collaboration between the Berklee College of Music and the nonprofit Little Kids Rock. Under the program called Amp Up NYC, students will ...

B-52s’ Fred Schneider says don’t eat the lobster

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — One of the founders of the quirky rock band The B-52s is using the 35th anniversary of its hit "Rock Lobster" to reiterate his opposition to eating them. Fred Schneider says he stopped eating crustaceans at age 4 after going ...

NJ Transit has extra buses to St. Patrick’s Parade

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit will operate extra bus service to and from New York City's St. Patrick's Parade. The buses will arrive at and leave from the Port Authority Bus Terminal. NJ Transit trains are operating on a regular weekday ...

Touring Troupe Takes Shakespeare to Schools

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey offers Shakespeare LIVE! where actors travel to schools and perform Shakespeare plays for students.

Community Events in NJ This Week

The weekend is here and if you’re looking for a fun activity this weekend or during the upcoming week, here is a list of events happening March 14 to March 20.

Old Bridge Glass Slipper Project Helps Students Afford Prom

The Old Bridge Glass Slipper Project accepts donations of prom related items, for students who cannot afford all the expenses so they can attend the prom.
Howell Student Jayne McDevitt at the Madison Beggs Kicks 4 Kids Soccer Marathon. Photo Courtesy of Jayne McDevitt

Howell Student Recognized for Creating Soccer Marathon in Memory of Friend

After watching a friend lose a battle with cancer and starting a soccer marathon in her memory, Howell native Jayne McDevitt has been honored as one of New Jersey's top youth volunteers.

Wantage Resident Named Top NJ HS Youth Volunteer for Anti-Bullying Program

Wantage resident Ashley Craig was chosen as the top high school youth volunteer in New Jersey for the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for creating a program called Students Against Being Bullied (SABB).

Coney Island’s Luna Park to get new roller coaster

NEW YORK (AP) — Coney Island is breaking ground on a new roller coaster. The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/1fZZarb ) says the Thunderbolt will take riders on a vertical lift, a 115-foot vertical drop, then a 100-foot vertical loop and ...

Zombies among revelers at St. Patrick’s Day parade

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Dozens of zombies were among the hundreds of revelers who filled the streets of a Jersey Shore community to celebrate the Irish and all things green. Sunday's event in Asbury Park marked the first time the city has held a ...