Coronavirus in N.J.: What’s reopening, what concerts, festivals and shows are rescheduled, canceled. (June 23, 2021)

♦ The 11th annual Rock, Ribs and Ridges Festival returns to Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road, Augusta, this Friday through Sunday, June 25-27. The celebration of Southern rock music and cuisine will feature performances by Blackberry Smoke, Outlaws, Artimus Pyle and the Allman Betts Band.

Tickets are $35-$140, available online or at the gate. Visit or phone 973-882-8240.

ACME Screening Room in Lambertville will host an outdoor “Carpool Comedy” fundraiser 7 p.m. Saturday, June 26, in the parking lot at 204 N. Union St. Emceed by comic Joey Novick, the night will feature standup by Mike Dugan, Jeffrey Paul, Taj Howard, Tom Mongelli, Lana Epstein, Angela Sharp and Kurt Zimmerman, and music by pianist Eric Mintell.

Tickets are $40 and must be purchased online.

♦ Albert Music Hall in Waretown will present its annual “Ladies of Country and Bluegrass Show” 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26. The concert, to be held indoors at its 131 Wells Mills Road location, will offer performances by Pick’n Daisies, Elaine and the Cimarron Sky, Fox Fire, Ladies Night Out and the Girls With Guitar duo.

Tickets are $5, $1 for children. Visit

♦ The American Theater Group will present a free outdoor production of “The Bridges of Madison County” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 25 and 26, at Pleasant Valley Park in Basking Ridge, weather permitting.


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 returned to full capacity limits and are beginning to repopulate their entertainment schedules. Ocean Resort Casino has scheduled new shows at its Ovation Hall, including Loverboy on July 2 and Brian McKnight on July 3. Showboat has scheduled a series of outdoor concerts at its new Lucky Snake entertainment center starting July 8.

Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City has no events scheduled until the Aug. 28 Michael Buble concert. The Oct. 1 Chris Stapleton concert has been canceled. Visit

The Stockton University Performing Arts Center on the Galloway campus has emptied its schedule of events. For more information, contact 609-652-9000 or visit


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 Monster Jam monster truck show on July 18, followed by the Aug. 5 Guns N’ Roses concert. The State Fair Meadowlands is slated to run through July 11. For information, visit

Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood will return to indoor shows starting Aug. 15 with Queensryche and an Aug. 18-19 appearance by medium Theresa Caputo. For information, visit or call 201-227-1030.

The Medieval Times Castle, 149 Polito Ave. in Lyndhurst, has revived its jousting tournament dinner shows. Call 866-543-9637 or visit

Hackensack Performing Arts Center in Hackensack’s gallery has reopened has no events on its bill. For more information, visit

The Puffin Cultural Forum in Teaneck is hosting a Facebook concert with pianist Ching-Yun Hu 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 23. Visit or call 201-836-3499 for updates.

The Black Box Performing Arts Center in Englewood is presenting a Sam Shepard play festival through July 11 and will begin a “Shakespeare in the Park” series on July 23 at Overpeck Park. Visit

The Belskie Museum of Art and Science in Closter is open 1-5 p.m. weekends or by appointment. Visit or call 201-768-0286.

The Mahwah Museum is open 1-4 p.m. Saturdays. Visit or call 201-512-0099.


The county’s museums and galleries — including Smithville Mansion and the Historic Prison Museum — are reopened with limited hours social distancing guidelines in effect. For more information visit

The Roebling Museum in Florence is open Saturdays. Visit


BB&T Pavilion on the waterfront in Camden has moved its July 13 with the Black Crowes to Sept. 23. Its June 25-26 Dave Matthews Band shows have been canceled. That leaves the July 17 Chicago show as its opening night as of now.

The annual XPoNential is scheduled for Sept 17-19 at Wiggins Park on the Camden waterfront, with Dawes, Los Lobos, Ani DiFranco and others slated to appear. Visit

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 or call 844-474-3474.

The Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood has postponed indoor shows through Oct. 8. For information, visit or call 856-858-1000.


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 or

Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) — formerly Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities — and the Cape May Lighthouse are open daily.

The Cape May Music Festival will continue 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.

Morey’s Pier Boardwalk in Wildwood has opened for the season.


The Millville Wheels and Wings airshow is scheduled to return to the Millville Army Air Field Museum on Labor Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 4-5. For information, phone 856-327-2347, email [email protected] or visit

The Landis Theater in Vineland has scheduled a series of rock tribute band concerts, as well as concerts by Liliac on July 10, Vixen on July 11 and Wynonna Judd on July 15. Visit for updates.

The Levoy Theatre in Millville’s next scheduled is a Sinatra tribute with the Jersey Shore Pops on July 17. Visit 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.

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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


The Prudential Center in Newark has started repopulating its live entertainment schedule. The first show as of now will be the July 24 “De Colomibia para el Mundo” Latin rock and pop show, followed by a Monster Jam truck competition Aug. 14-15 and WDHA’s “Family Reunion” concert with Shinedown, Seether and others on Sept. 10. The Aug. 19 Lady Gaga concert has been put on hold to next year. For information, visit

New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark will return to live shows this Saturday, 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

Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn plans to open its 2021 season in October with “Songs fora New World.” It currently is continuing its hybrid subscription-only season, with “Beehive: The ’60s Musical.” It also has restarted its “Brookside Cabaret” outdoor dinner show series. Visit or email [email protected]

South Orange Performing Arts Center is hosting monthly limited seating comedy shows in its loft and will host the Eagles tribute band Eaglemania on July 23. For information, call 973-313-2787, email [email protected] or visit

Wellmont Theater in Montclair first show on the schedule is 1964 the Tribute concert on Aug. 26, rescheduled from June 4. For information visit or call 973-783-9500.

Outpost in the Burbs aims to return to live shows with the Bongos concert on Sept. 19. Visit

The Newark Museum of Art is reopened at limited capacity by reservation and continues to post online activities. Visit or call 973-596-6550.

The Montclair Art Museum has reopened with one-hour timed tickets by reservation. For updates, visit or check social media pages.

The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Montclair has reopened. Look for updates at


Broadway Theatre of Pitman has scheduled a production of “Always . . . Patsy Cline” to run July 9-18. Call 856-384-8381 or visit

The Heritage Glass Museum in Glassboro will reopen 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays beginning June 26. Contact 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 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 “Murder at Cheltenham Manor the Play” through Sunday, June 27. Visit for more information.

The Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Visit

The Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton is open noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. Visit

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 “Carpool Cinema” behind the Spoke Works building on North Union Street also has returned for the summer and it has a comedy fundraiser planned this weekend (see above). Visit

Prallsville Mills, 33 Risler St., Stockton, is open following Gov. Murphy’s coronarvirus safety guidelines.


McCarter Theatre in Princeton canceled in-person shows. It is hosting free “Concerts in the Square” Sundays on Palmer Square. For information, visit or call 609-258-2787.

Passage Theatre at the Mill Hill Playhouse in Trenton has completed its season and planning a reading of “Group! A New Musical” for this fall. Look online at

The New Jersey State Museum in Trenton is closed until further notice, but has posted a couple of upcoming online programs. Visit

The 1719 William Trent House Museum in Trenton has reopened. 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

CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton’s planned July 27 JoJo Siwa concert has been moved to Feb. 25. The Jersey Flight National Arena League indoor football team has a home game June 25 and the next Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market is scheduled for Aug. 21-22. For information visit

The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie in Cadwalader Park in Trenton has reopened with timed entries and has mounted virtual exhibits. This year’s Ellarslie Open begins this weekend. Visit

The Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton reopened to the public with reserved timed ticketing. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays through Mondays. For information, visit or call 609-586-0616.

Princeton University public events are suspended and the Princeton University Art Museum is closed until further notice. Visit for updates. Princeton University Concerts has no concerts planned as of now. Visit

Kelsey Theatre on the Mercer County Community College campus in West Windsor will host an outdoor production of the Adam Gwon musical “Ordinary Days” July 9-17. Visit for more.

1867 Sanctuary in Ewing has no events planned as of now. For information visit

Rider University Arts has put on- and off-campus Westminster Choir College and Rider events on hold. This summer’s CoOPERAtive young artist series will take place virtually starting July 15. Visit

Morven Museum and Garden in Princeton grounds are open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays with timed tickets and social distancing precautions. There are no docent-led indoor tours at this time. Visit

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


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 or call 732-246-7469.

Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick plans to open its stage for live performances again with “When Day Comes,” a play featuring Sweet Honey in the Rock, set to run from Sept. 22-Oct. 10. Visit or call 732-545-8100.

George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick will stream a videotaped production of “It’s Only a Play” through July 4. Contact 732-246-7717 or (See above.)

The Avenel Performing Arts Center in Avenel will present “Assisted Living: The Musical” through June 27. Contact 732-314-0500 or

Middlesex County’s Plays-in-the-Park free summer series will return to the Stephen J. Capestro Theater in Edison’s Roosevelt Parks starting July 2 with “America the Beautiful,” to be performed in person and also viewable via Facebook. Its Music in the Park series will commence July 7 with a Billy Joel tribute band at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park in South Amboy.


PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel’s planned July 12 Backstreet Boys show has been postponed until 2022. That leaves the July 15 Chicago concert as the first event on the outdoor arena’s summer schedule.

Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank’s new venue, the Vogel, has indoor shows booked through the summer and another round of “Concerts on the Green” at Suneagles Golf Club in Fort Monmouth. It also has begun a series of “Concerts on the Plaza” at its Red Bank location. Visit for updates.

Historic Allaire Village in Farmingdale is open.

Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal is running an outdoor concert series at Bell Works and the Arthur Pryor bandshell in Asbury Park through September. For information call 732-531-9106 or visit

The Vietnam Era Museum in Holmdel is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

The Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan will present “Godspell” on its stage from July 16-25. Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club will host Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling on June 26. Visit 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 for updates.

Some Asbury Park Boardwalk entertainment venues have recommenced live shows, including Langosta Lounge and Tim McLoone’s Supper Club. The Stone Pony has postponed its first few planned Summerstage outdoor show, leaving the July 31 Rise Against concert as the season opener. The Pony also has launched a new “Southside” outdoor stage, with the Fleetwood Mac tribute band Rumours scheduled for this Sunday. The Pony indoors will host Bobby Bandiera’s Time Machine 10-year anniversary Asbury Park Music Foundation fundraiser on Saturday, June 26. Convention Hall has no dates scheduled as of now. Paramount Theatre’s planned Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band show on June 1 is moving to May 31, 2022. For information, visit

Two River Theater in Red Bank will offer a series of “Plaza Performances” starting Friday, June 25, with Joe Iconis and Lauren Marcus. Look online at for updated information.

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County has suspended programming until further notice but has set up an online exhibit, “Artists from Within: Creations in Quarantine.” Visit

The Monmouth Museum in Lincroft has reopened. Visit or call 732-224-1995.


Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown’s next scheduled mainstage show is Soft Parade, a Doors tribute act, on June 25. It is also again sponsoring a summer drive-in concert series in partnership with Morris County at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morristown. Next show will be July14 with the Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band Southern Steel. For information, call 973-539-8008 or visit

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison has scheduled July outdoor productions of “Comedy of Errors” and a world premiere titled “Snug” at St. Elizabeth University’s campus in Florham Park. Visit

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 “On the Back Deck” series of jazz and classical concerts. For information, call 973-971-3700 or visit

Morristown National Historical Park is reopening its Jockey Hollow Visitor Center, Ford Mansion and Washington’s Headquarters Museum on Friday, July 2, with limited occupancy levels and one-way visitor traffic flow. Hours will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays-Sundays.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, no appointment needed but masks required. Garden is open for walks. Visit 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

The Folk Project in Morristown has been presenting twice-weekly online live performances and will allow small audiences to attend some of the Friday shows in person by advance arrangement. Visit or call 973-335-9489.

Roxbury Arts Alliance at Investors Bank Theater in Roxbury will begin a series of free outdoor concerts July 15 at Horseshoe Lake Park with the Psychedelicats. Visit or call 862-219-1379.


The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts on the Ocean County College campus in Toms River will host a production of “The Fantasticks” Aug. 19-22. Visit or call 732-255-0500.

The Strand Center for the Arts in Lakewood has no events planned through Aug. 6 Visit or check social media for more details.

Albert Music Hall in Wall has rebooted its Saturday night outdoor concerts and has a special themed show this weekend (see above). For updates, visit

The Lizzie Rose Music Room in Tuckerton has embarked on a summer series of “Pavilion in the Pines” concerts at the Atlantic Shore Pines Campground.


William Paterson University’s “Summer Jazz Room” series will begin July 19 with the Dave Stryker Quartet at the Shea Center for Performing Arts on the Wayne Campus and run through July 23.

The Paterson Museum will remain closed until further notice. Look for updates at

The Passaic County Arts Center’s 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.

The Clifton Arts Center will reopen its indoor display spaces July 6 with hours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays through Aug. 21. Reservations are encouraged and masks are required. The outdoor sculpture garden also is open. Phone 973-472-5499 or email [email protected]

Dey Mansion/Washington’s Headquarters Museum in Wayne remains closed, but the grounds are open to the public from dawn to dusk.

Most amenities are open at Preakness Valley Golf Course in Wayne.

Ringwood Manor State Park’s grounds are open daily from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but the mansion is closed for renovation.


Somerset County Park Commission’s Rose Day Festival at Colonial Park in June 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 “Music Under the Stars” outdoor concert series is being held at Deer Path Park in Flemington this year.

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.

The Watchung Arts Center has no in-person shows posted.

The Brook Arts Center in Bound Brook’s next show is a standup comedy night on July 16. Visit

Somerset Valley Playhouse of Hillsborough is closed but has presented a number of virtual productions. Visit


Mountain Creek Water Park in Vernon opened Saturday, June 19.

The Newton Theatre in Newton’s July 16 Jim Messina concert has been shifted to Nov. 12, making the July 18 Asleep at the Wheel show as its next offering. For information, visit or call 973-383-3700.

The Stanhope House in Stanhope is presenting a series of outdoor beer garden shows. Visit or phone 973-347-777,

The 11th annual “Rock, Ribs and Ridges” Festival is planned for June 25-27 at Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta (see above).

The Land of Make Believe amusement park has resumed its daily schedule.


The Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway is closed for renovation. Its next scheduled event is the Sept. 25 Bowling for Soup concert. For more information, call 732-499-8226 or visit


Centenary Stage Company, based at Centenary University in Hackettstown, has in-person and live streaming stage productions and concerts slated through the summer. Call 908-979-0900 or visit

Hackettstown Historical Society’s Museum is open 2-4 p.m. Wednesday and Sundays, with group visits by appointment. Masks are required. Phone 908-8520-8797.

Rutherfurd Hall in Allamuchy is open 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays. Visit or call 908-852-1894, ext. 338, for more information.

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