Coronavirus in N.J.: What’s reopening, what concerts, festivals and shows are rescheduled, canceled. (May 26, 2021)

Atlantic City casino gaming rooms have reopened and have increased capacity limits, but no major entertainment events are planned until June. 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 Aug. 5 Guns N’ Roses concert. The State Fair Meadowlands is slated to run June 18-July 11. For information, visit

Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood has canceled, postponed or rescheduled shows through July 14, including the planned June 4 Almost Queen concert (moved to summer 2022). It is planning another summer of “Sunset Drive-In” concerts at Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus. For information, visit or call 201-227-1030.

The Medieval Times Castle, 149 Polito Ave. in Lyndhurst, will reopen Friday, May 28, for its jousting tournament dinner shows. Call 866-543-9637 or visit

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

The Puffin Cultural Forum in Teaneck will host an outdoor open stage on Saturday, May 29, and a Facebook concert with pianist Ching-Yun Hu on June 23. Visit or call 201-836-3499 for updates.

The Black Box Performing Arts Center in Engelwood has scheduled outdoor script-in-hand reading of “The Importance of Being Earnest” at Englewood Public Library on June 22 and plans a Sam Shepard play festival for June 18-July 11. 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. The Old Station Museum on Old Station Lane adjacent to East Ramapo Avenue in Mahwah will be open 1 to 4 p.m. Memorial Day weekend, May 29-31. 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 closed until further notice. 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. 14 but has a “music on the porch” outdoor show scheduled May 29 and “Drag Show Under the Stars” on June 5. 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 commence a series of live concerts May 30 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 or visit

The Landis Theater in Vineland has scheduled a series of rock tribute band concerts. 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, including Evanescence and Halestorm on Dec. 15 and the Dan + Shay show rescheduled from last year on Dec. 15. The first show as of now will be the Sept. 10 WDHA “Family Reunion” concert with Shinedown, Seether and others. For information, visit

New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark will return to live shows on 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” streaming beginning June 12. Visit or email

South Orange Performing Arts Center will begin monthly limited seating comedy shows in its loft starting Wednesday, June 2. It also has posted a free on-demand performance by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company that will be available through May. For information, call 973-313-2787, email or visit

Wellmont Theater in Montclair has postponed all shows through June 3. 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 has targeted June 3 as its reopening date 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. 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 be closed until further notice. 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 “The Fantasticks” through June 6. 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. 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 and has partnered with Bard at the Gate for an online reading of “Bulrusher” on June 3. For information, visit or call 609-258-2787.

Passage Theatre at the Mill Hill Playhouse in Trenton last week concluded its 2020-’21 season lineup that included online and live productions. It will present “The OK Trenton Project” reading on June 12. Look online at

The Sourland Conservancy’s next “musical happy hours” via Zoom 6 p.m. Thursday, June 3, will now offer limited in-person attendance in Hillsborough. Visit for details.

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 aims to reopen June 6 with a new exhibit and a program on the 1677 deed signing by the first English resident of the area. 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 will begin its season May 28. For information visit

The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie in Cadwalader Park in Trenton has reopened with timed entries and has mounted virtual exhibits. 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. It will host a special “Remembering Seward Johnson” Day on June 5. 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 no concerts planned as of now. 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 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, but has posted online performances. Visit

Morven Museum and Garden in Princeton grounds are open to the public 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. and 1:30-4 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 has the documentary “Freedom Riders” streaming online. Visit or call 732-545-8100.

George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick will stream a production of “It’s Only a Play” from June 15 to July 4. Contact 732-246-7717 or

The Avenel Performing Arts Center in Avenel will present “Dixie’s Tupperware Party” on stage Thursday through Sunday, June 2-6. Contact 732-314-0500 or


PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel’s planned opening concert with 5 Seconds of Summer on May 29 and the planned July 12 Backstreet Boys show have 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 kicked off last week. It also will begin a series of “Concerts on the Plaza” at its Red Bank location on June 11. 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. For information call 732-531-9106 or visit

The Vietnam Era Museum in Holmdel will welcome visitors on Memorial Day, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with timed tickets and capacity limits. Beginning June 10, the museum will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

The Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan has no entertainment events scheduled but will host a June 10 “Backyard Beach BBQ” fundraiser dinner show with Not Fade Away outside under a tent at the Salty Whale. 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’s planned Summerstage outdoor show with Umphrey’s McGee on June 26 has been canceled. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes are expected to open the season on July 3, though a more intimate outdoor concert with the Nerds is scheduled for May 29. 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 has suspended performances and is closed to the public but is posting online readings and workshops.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 is reopening Saturday, June 5. Visit or call 732-224-1995.


Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown will again sponsor a summer drive-in concert series in partnership with Morris County at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morristown. First show will be June 17 with the Nerds. Next scheduled mainstage show is Eric D’Alessandro on June 11-13. For information, call 973-539-8008 or visit

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison has posted a performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as part of its “Pandemic Playhouse” series of online offerings. 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

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown has 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 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 plans to 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 host an outdoor Rhonda Denet concert on June 2. Visit or call 862-219-1379.


Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson’s theme park and Wild Safari drive-thru will expand to daily hours on Memorial Weekend.

The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts on the Ocean County College campus in Toms River has various on-demand events posted, but its next live show isn’t anticipated until October. Visit or call 732-255-0500.

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

Albert Music Hall in Wall has rebooted its Saturday night outdoor concerts. For updates, visit

The Lizzie Rose Music Room in Tuckerton will embark on a summer series of “Pavilion in the Pines” concerts at the Atlantic Shore Pines Campground with Vanessa Collier on June 6.


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.

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

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 to visitors.


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 will be held at Deer Path Park in Flemington this year, starting June 17 with the Hunterdon Symphony.

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.

Raritan Valley Community College Arts on the Branchburg campus is not offering live programs, but has been posting online events. Visit

The Watchung Arts Center plans an online concert with Tony Trischka and Bruce Molsky on June 5.

The Brook Arts Center in Bound Brook’s next concert on the schedule is the Closet Carpenters tribute act on May 30. Visit

Somerset Valley Playhouse of Hillsborough is closed but will present “Four Weddings and an Elvis” online June 4-13. Visit


The Newton Theatre in Newton’s next scheduled show is the June 18 Big Apple Comedy Club. For information, visit or call 973-383-3700.

The Stanhope House in Stanhope as begun 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.


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


The Warren County Hot Air Balloon and Arts and Crafts Festival is returning to Warren County Community College in Washington June 3-6.

Centenary Stage Company, based at Centenary University in Hackettstown, has in-person and live streaming stage productions and concerts slated through the summer.

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