Coronavirus in N.J.: What’s reopened, what concerts, festivals and shows are rescheduled, canceled. (Nov. 25, 2020)

The ReelAbilities Film Festival New Jersey will make a virtual visit to Bridgewater on Monday, Nov. 30.

The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center will host a pair of online screenings as part of the annual traveling festival, which is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities.

The noon showing will present two short films: “The Matchmaker,” directed by Leonora Pitts, follows a man who recently put his mother in a retirement home and becomes an eHarmony anti-Alzheimer’s matchmaker.’ “Sock Guys,” directed by Katie Turinkski, looks at a father and his down syndrome who run a successful business.

The 7 p.m. screening will be “Code of the Freaks,” a full-length documentary for adults only directed by Salome Chasnoff that critiques Hollywood’s representation of disabled characters.

Tickets for each screening are $5. Visit or call 908-443-9018. A Zoom link and password will be e-mailed once registered.

ReelAbilities Film Festival will conclude 6 p.m. Wednesday when Montclair State University hosts a free online viewing of “Carol of the Bells,” about a young man with a troubled past who seeks out his biological mother and discovers that she is developmentally disabled.


Here is a rundown of the status of events at arts and entertainment venues and other recreational destinations throughout the state:


Atlantic City casinos gaming rooms have reopened, but no major entertainment events are planned yet until mid-December at the soonest.

Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City has no on-site events scheduled through February, but will be among the hosts of the online Colin Mochrie-Brad Sherwood comedy show web streams Nov. 27-Dec. 19 and “Virtual Christmas Vacation with the Griswolds” Nov 28 and Dec. 19. 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


All scheduled entertainment events at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford have been canceled or pushed to next year and Gov. Murphy has mandated that Jets and Giants football games at the stadium will be played without fans in attendance and tailgating is prohibited. For information, visit

Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood has canceled, postponed or rescheduled shows through Jan 8. It will be one of the venues throughout the state hosting Darlene Love’s online holiday concert on Dec. 5. For information, visit or call 201-227-1030.

Hackensack Performing Arts Center in Hackensack has no upcoming events planned. For more information, visit

The Puffin Cultural Forum in Teaneck has canceled live events until further notice, but has Facebook performances by Pianist Emilio Teubal and bassist Pablo Lanougere on Dec. 2 and the Afro-Semitic Experience on Dec. 5 . Visit or call 201-836-3499 for updates.

The Belskie Museum of Art and Science in Closter is closed until further notice. Visit or call 201-768-0286.

The Mahwah Museum has reopened 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 has suspended all public programming until further notice. Visit


The Battleship New Jersey is open for tours 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

The Adventure Aquarium in Camden has reopened by reservation. Visit or call 844-474-3474.

The Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood has postponed or rescheduled concert dates through April 7. For information, visit or call 856-858-1000.


Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) — formerly Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities — has reopened the Cape May Lighthouse and recommenced tours and “Breakfast with Pirates” activities.

The Cape May County Park and Zoo have reopened.


The Landis Theater in Vineland has scheduled a trio of rock tribute concerts in December. Visit for updates.

The Levoy Theatre in Millville has rescheduled or postponed the remaining shows it had on tap through 2020. Visit or call 856-327-6400.

The Museum of American Glass, Down Jersey Folklife Center and the museum stores in Millville are open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, with timed ticketing. The grounds and museum stores will be accessible without tickets for those coming to shop or stroll. The artist studios and cafe will remain closed until further notice.

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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 closed its facilities, offices, the Grammy Museum Experience and the RJWBarnabas Health Hockey House. It has cleared its entertainment schedule through Feb. 23. For up-to-date information, visit

New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark has suspended performances through 2020. It is posting weekly DJ dance parties and other virtual events. It will be one of the venues throughout the state hosting Darlene Love’s online holiday concert on Dec. 5. For information call 888-466-5722 or visit

Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn will stream an online cabaret show with Vanessa Williams on Dec. 5. Visit or email [email protected]

South Orange Performing Arts Center has halted shows through Jan. 20 but is hosting online concerts, including Patty Griffin on Dec. 5 and various holiday shows. For information, call 973-313-2787, email [email protected] or visit

Wellmont Theater in Montclair has postponed all shows on its schedule through Dec. 10. For information visit or call 973-783-9500.

Outpost in the Burbs, based at the First Congregational Church in Montclair, has postponed all live concerts through March 17 but is serving as a platform by a series of online concerts by the Jayhawks and John Doe. Visit

The Newark Museum of Art plans to reopen to the public in early 2021 and in the meantime has been mounting 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 in a limited capacity. Look for updates at


Broadway Theatre of Pitman had postponed all live performances until 2021. Call 856-384-8381 or visit

The Heritage Glass Museum in Glassboro will be closed until further notice. Contact or call 856-881-7468.


The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City is reopened at a reduced capacity to maintain social distancing. Visit or call 201-200-1000.


Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville continues its fall season with “Fruitcakes” Dec. 4-13. Visit for more information.

The 26th Annual Covered Bridge Artisans Studio Tour will be held virtually this year in real time on Zoom the weekend of Nov. 27-29 and Saturdays, Dec. 5, 12 and 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit or call 609-397-1535.

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

The Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton’s temporary hours are 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. Visit


McCarter Theatre in Princeton canceled in-person shows through June. It is hosting “The Work of Adrienne Kennedy: Inspiration and Influence,” a virtual play festival in association with Round House Theatre, through Dec. 12. For information, visit or call 609-258-2787.

Passage Theatre at the Mill Hill Playhouse in Trenton has crafted a 2020-’21 season lineup that includes online and live productions. Look online at

The New Jersey State Museum in Trenton is closed until further notice. Visit

The 1719 William Trent House Museum in Trenton has suspended operations until further notice. For information visit call 609-989-0087 or visit its Facebook page.

Old Barracks Museum in Trenton has reopened to visitors, limited to one group of no more than 10 people at a time with advance ticket purchase. For more information visit

CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton has no entertainment events on its docket until the Casting Crown concert on April 9. For information visit

The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie has reopened with timed entries. Visit

The Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton reopened to the public with timed ticketing. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays 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. The Lewis Center for the Arts is posting virtual events at Princeton University Concerts has erased its schedule through December. Visit

Kelsey Theatre on the Mercer County Community College campus in West Windsor has postponed its schedule. Visit for more.

1867 Sanctuary in Ewing has canceled shows through at least Jan. 7 but will host a blown glass sale and demonstration on Dec. 12. For information visit

Rider University Arts has canceled on- and off-campus Westminster Choir College and Rider events through Feb. 11, but has launched a series of online performances throughout the fall semester. Visit

Morven Museum and Garden in Princeton grounds opened to the public with social distancing precautions. Visit

Princeton-based American Repertory Ballet has canceled its 2020 production of “The Nutcracker.”


State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick has no in-person programming scheduled through August, but is hosting various online events. For more information, visit or call 732-246-7469.

Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick will host “Melba Moore: Sweet Songs of the Soul” online from Dec. 1-Jan. 3. Visit or call 732-545-8100.

George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick is posting a virtual 90-minute production of “A Christmas Carol” with Jefferson Mays in 50 roles, Nov. 28-Jan. 3. Contact 732-246-7717 or

The Avenel Performing Arts Center in Avenel will present “My Big Gay Italian Christmas” Dec. 3-9. Contact 732-314-0500 or


Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank has no indoor events planned until “The Elvis Birthday Bash” on Jan. 16. However, the center’s new venue, the Vogel, has indoor shows booked through Feb. 21. The Basie also will be one of the venues throughout the state hosting Darlene Love’s online holiday concert on Dec. 5. Visit for updates.

Historic Allaire Village in Farmingdale has reopened.

Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal has suspended productions through April 10. For information call 732-531-9106 or visit

The Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan has returned to on-stage performances and has a one-man show of “A Christmas Carol” set for Dec. 11-20. Visit for updates.

Monmouth University Center for the Arts in West Long Branch has postponed scheduled events through this season and has mounted its “Music and Arts Festival 2020″ on YouTube. Visit for updates.

The Asbury Park Boardwalk entertainment venues are reviving live shows, including the Wonder Bar, Langosta Lounge and Tim McLoone’s Supper Club. The Stone Pony, Convention Hall and Paramount Theatre remain closed. For information, visit

Two River Theater in Red Bank has suspended all performances and is crafting its 2020/21 season. Look online at for updated information.

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

The Monmouth Museum in Lincroft is open by appointment 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Visit or call 732-224-1995.


Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown has rekindled its indoor onstage shows on a limited scale with area acts and continues to post select virtual concerts. “A Very Broadway Christmas” is scheduled on the main stage Dec. 13. For information, call 973-539-8008 or visit

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison has shifted its entire season to next year. It is conducting an online fundraiser auction through Dec. 2 and is developing a “Pandemic Playhouse” online series. Visit

The Morris Museum in Morristown reopened. For information, call 973-971-3700 or visit

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown has begun limited gallery tours by appointment for groups of five or fewer. Garden is open for social-distanced walks. Visit or call 973-538-2404.

The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts in Madison has reopened by reservation only. For information, visit

The Folk Project in Morristown has canceled its lineup of indoor concerts, but is promoting a selection of online live performances. Visit or call 973-335-9489.

Roxbury Arts Alliance has cleared its schedule at Investors Bank Theater in Roxbury. Visit or call 862-219-1379.

The Holiday CraftMorristown art marketplace scheduled for Dec. 11-13 at Morristown Armory has been canceled.

The Boonton Historical Society and Museum in Boonton is open 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays by appointment. Visit or email [email protected]


The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts on the Ocean County College campus in Toms River has postponed its lineup of shows through March but has a pair of virtual holiday concerts planned for December. Visit or call 732-255-0500.

The Strand Center for the Arts in Lakewood’s next planned show on stage at the Strand is Let’s Hang On tribute act on Jan. 9. It has an online “A Christmas Carol” available tomorrow, Nov. 26. Visit or check social media for more details.

Albert Music Hall in Wall’s November and December shows are canceled. For updates, visit

Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven will host a on-site Springsteen tribute concert by Promised Land Nov. 27 and 28.


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

William Paterson University in Wayne is hosting various virtual concerts through Dec. 20. Visit


Raritan Valley Community College Arts on the Branchburg campus will not offer live programs during the 2020-’21 season. Visit

The Watchung Arts Center will remain closed until further notice but has an online concert with Amani scheduled for Dec. 12.

The Brook Arts Center in Bound Brook has cleared all events from its schedule through Feb. 11. Visit


The Newton Theatre in Newton has postponed events through Jan. 8. For information, visit or call 973-383-3700.


The Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway has canceled events through Jan. 8 but has an online holiday variety show planned for Dec. 24. For more information, call 732-499-8226 or visit


Centenary Stage Company, based on the campus of Centenary University in Hackettstown present “A Christmas Carol” Nov. 27-Dec. 13. Call 908-979-0900 or visit

Rutherfurd Hall in Allamuchy has Wednesday tours by appointment. Visit or call 908-852-1894, ext. 338, for more information.

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