North Jersey locations are being used for the CBS television series The Equalizer, a new take on the 1980s drama series of the same name.
Federal Funds Come at Crucial Time for NJ Nonprofit Arts Industry Impacted by COVID-19
Janice Kovach, a board member of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission, was sworn in as President of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities on Friday, November 20.
In her capacity as New Jersey’s top election official, Secretary of State Tahesha Way will visit the Prudential Center in Newark tomorrow afternoon to observe the site’s Election Day operations.
Investment Supports Jobs, Arts Nonprofits, and Services in Every County during COVID Crisis
The New Jersey State Museum’s annual Halloween event is going virtual this year.
Funding to Support History Organizations, Projects, and Programs across all 21 Counties
Aaron Sorkin’s powerful new drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 will begin streaming on Netflix beginning October 16th.
The New Jersey State Museum will present the Autumn Evenings Series, a new four-part program of live digital events starting October 8.
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s STEP Program Awards N.J. $1 Million to Increase Export Sales for Small Businesses
Conference to Explore Voting Rights and Suffrage Stories throughout NJ State History
Today, Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way, and the State’s Division of Elections launched a comprehensive education campaign, NEW JERSEY VOTES, to educate on the upcoming November 3rd General Election.
This week, New Jersey’s Division of Elections launched the state’s first online voter registration tool.
Romantic drama filmed in New Jersey available on August 21
Women’s Equality Day virtual panel will feature leading women in NJ state government for an educational and empowering free event suitable for all ages
Even though the New Jersey State Museum has been closed for the past four months due to the pandemic, the staff has been working from home to bring Museum experiences to the public.
NJ Women Vote: The 19th Amendment at 100 Amends Suffrage Slow Roll to Prioritize Public Health Concerns
The New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission has been nominated by the Location Managers Guild International as an Outstanding Film Commission.
The National Endowment for the Arts recently announced the recipients of its 2020 National Heritage Fellowships
Thriller movie filmed in New Jersey can be watched On Demand at Home
Federal Funds Help Support Nonprofit Arts Industry Statewide Impacted by COVID-19
Newly Released New Jersey Trade Data on Israel’s 72nd Independence Day Show Significant Economic Improvements with Israel
Alternate History Miniseries set and filmed in New Jersey premieres Monday, March 16 at 9 pm
NJ Vote 100 Mock Election marks the centennial of New Jersey’s ratification of the 19th Amendment
The New Jersey State Museum is pleased to announce the Nikon “Small World” exhibition, on view adjacent to the Planetarium lobby from March 15 through July 10.
The 2020 New Jersey Social Studies Survey is now available online for all New Jersey schools, kindergarten to twelfth grade.
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts held its first public meeting of 2020 today at the Morris Museum in Morristown, where this year's Artist Fellowship awards were announced.
Four new appointees joined the State Planning Commission during the body’s annual meeting at the Statehouse Annex in Trenton.
With 2020 Census Day fast approaching, there’s a risk that millions of New Jersey residents may go uncounted.
Ceremony at NJ TRANSIT’s Secaucus Junction Raises Awareness of Holocaust amid Rising Antisemitism
Following a record year for New Jersey’s motion picture and television industry, Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation to expand the financial incentive program that has served as a catalyst for a dramatic increase in production activity in the state.
The New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission is pleased to announce the addition of Janice Kovach to the 10-member Commission. Governor Phil Murphy’s appointment of Kovach was approved by the Senate on January 13.
Yesterday, January 27, 2020, New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way, on behalf of the State of New Jersey, attended the official United Nations ceremony marking 75 years since the liberation of the notorious Auschwitz Birkenau Nazi German concentration and extermination camp on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Last week, New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way visited Israel with a delegation of 10 other Secretaries of State from across the United States, as part of American Jewish Committee’s Project Interchange.
In October of 2019, New Jersey Theatre Alliance developed New Jersey Arts Administrators of Color (NJAAC) with the intent to establish a network of professional arts administrators of color while advancing efforts related to equity, diversity, and inclusion within New Jersey’s arts community.
The New Jersey State Museum is pleased to announce “Fine Feathered Friends: Birds as Mainstay and Muse,” a new exhibition opening on Saturday, January 4, 2020.
Interactive Digital Location Library Showcases Diverse NJ Locations Available for Film and TV Productions
Free Diverse Production Assistant Training Program Open To 30 New Jersey Residents
Now Seeking Designs to Represent Revolution NJ, New Jersey’s Initiative to Commemorate 250 Years of United States history
As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Sara Pena, Director of the Center for Hispanic Policy, Research, and Development (CHPRD), is pleased to announce the formation of the Governor’s Hispanic Fellows Program Alumni Association.
Conference to Explore and Celebrate the Stories of Women throughout NJ State History
The New Jersey State Museum is pleased to announce “Preserving the Pinelands: Albert Horner’s Portraits of a National Treasure,” a new exhibition opening Saturday, October 12.
United States SBA STEP Program Awards New Jersey $900,000 to Increase Export Sales for Small Businesses
The New Jersey Business Action Center (NJBAC) will host a free webinar titled, ‘Grow Your Business Through Exporting’ this month.
NJ Women Vote: The Nineteenth Amendment at 100 Partnership is Planning Events and Programs in 2020 that will Explore Women’s Suffrage in New Jersey
Secretary of State Tahesha Way is pleased to announce that the New Jersey State Museum has been granted reaccreditation by the American Alliance of Museums.
Acting Governor Sheila Oliver and Secretary of State Tahesha Way today announced the appointment of Donna Rendeiro as Executive Director of the Office of Planning Advocacy and the Secretary of the New Jersey State Planning Commission.
Funding to Support History Organizations, Projects, and Programs across all 21 Counties
Investment Strengthens Economic and Creative Vitality of Communities in Every County
All new, six-part podcast series highlights NJBAC services
The Families First Discovery Pass (FFDP) is a new program in New Jersey designed to provide families and individuals enrolled in state assistance programs with greater access to arts and history events, venues and programs statewide.
The organization will provide free answers to business questions during June 19 webinar
Business questions? NJBAC has answers!
Governor Sets Goal to Reach 150 Million Visitors to New Jersey By 2023
The New Jersey State Museum is pleased to present the exhibition, Many Inspired Steps, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
State and local officials joined a wide array of film and television industry leaders in Newark to discuss diversity and inclusion in New Jersey’s film industry at today’s Diversity in Film and Television Production Forum.
NJ Women Vote: The Nineteenth Amendment at 100 Partnership will Explore Suffrage and Beyond in New Jersey
The New Jersey Division of Elections office has moved to a new location on the fourth floor of 20 W. State St., Trenton. The Division of Elections will operate as normal and all phone and email contact information is unchanged.
The New Jersey State Museum is pleased to announce the opening of “Jersey Crocs Rule!” on March 2.
On Wednesday, January 9, 2019, New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way chaired the first meeting of the New Jersey Complete Count Commission at the War Memorial in Trenton, New Jersey.
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts has named Allison Tratner as the new Executive Director.
Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area has been selected as the private sector partner to work with the New Jersey Historical Commission in planning the state’s activities marking the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States in 2026.
The New Jersey Cultural Trust held its Annual Meeting today at Howell Living History Farm in Lambertville, NJ.
Concluding a year-long focus on New Jersey’s popular culture history, the New Jersey Historical Commission, in partnership with the New Jersey State Museum and the New Jersey State Archives, will hold the 2018 History Forum, Greetings from New Jersey: Popular Culture and the Garden State, at Monmouth University’s beautiful Wilson Hall on Friday, November 2nd.
New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way announced small businesses across New Jersey will have access to a $700,000 export promotion program through a competitively awarded grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
The New Jersey State Museum is pleased to announce the opening of the new exhibition “Foundation@50: Celebrating Five Decades of Support” on September 22.
The New Jersey State Museum is pleased to announce the opening of “Objects Count: A Decade of Collecting at the New Jersey State Museum” on October 6.
As part of the nationwide observance of Constitution Week, New Jersey will host a series of commemorative events showcasing the state’s invaluable contributions to the creation of America’s governing document.
New Jersey has finalized a spending plan utilizing $10.2 million in federal and state election security funds.
Funding to Support History Organizations, Projects, and Programs across all 21 Counties
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to support 700 arts organizations, projects, and artists throughout the state.
Like so many across our state and nation, I was shaken by this weekend's tragic events in Trenton.
New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way released the following statement disagreeing with yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling...
The New Jersey Division of Elections has issued the following press guidance for the New Jersey Primary Election, Tuesday, June 5.
The New Jersey State Museum is pleased to announce the Nikon “Small World” exhibition is on view through July 15, 2018.
Fifteen arts-related organizations were awarded grants totaling over $1.3 million to expand arts and cultural programs and opportunities in New Jersey.
The New Jersey Division of Elections wishes to remind citizens of the upcoming deadline to register to vote for the upcoming primary election ahead of the June 5 primary election.
Secretary of State Tahesha Way announced that New Jersey again set a record in 2017, with the tourism industry accounting for $45.4 billion in economic impact – an increase of more than 2.9 percent over the previous year.
Secretary of State Tahesha Way announced the appointment of travel and tourism industry leader, Jeff Vasser, as the Acting Executive Director of the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism.
Secretary of State Tahesha Way today announced key senior staff positions including Chief of Staff, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Director of Communications and Executive Director of the Business Action Center.
The New Jersey Department of State, through its Division of Elections, and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, through its New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell, released the following statement reasserting continued confidence in the state’s election security measures.
The New Jersey Department of State’s Commission on National and Community Service commemorated the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination at an event in Princeton titled, “The King Year: Reflection in Action.”
The New Jersey Division of Elections wishes to remind all registered voters who are currently affiliated with a political party and who wish to change their party affiliation that the deadline to change party affiliation is Wednesday, April 11, 2018
On Friday, March 23, Secretary of State Tahesha Way led a delegation from New Jersey to a dress rehearsal of a table-top training exercise for prevention of cyber-attacks and information operations at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School.
The New Jersey Division of Elections wishes to remind all Republican and Democratic candidates for United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, and General Assembly for Legislative Districts 15, 32, 34 and 36 that the petition filing deadline for the June 5 primary election is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018.
Breana Sena, a student from Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School in Jersey City, was named State Champion at the 2018 New Jersey Poetry Out Loud (NJ POL) State Finals competition, part of the national poetry recitation program. The state finals took place Monday at The Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College.
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts held its first public meeting of 2018 today at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City.
Advancing its ongoing commitment to preserving and protecting New Jersey’s rich and diverse historic resources, the New Jersey Cultural Trust (NJCT) has announced $304,655 in FY 2018 Capital Historic Preservation grant awards to 13 qualified organizations and projects statewide.
The New Jersey Commission on National and Community Service (NJ Commission) announced today that it has received a Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) grant of $283,333 from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that oversees AmeriCorps and the nation’s volunteer initiatives.
Advancing the Christie Administration’s ongoing effort to support the state’s unique and diverse historical legacy, the New Jersey Historical Commission board today approved $2.5 million in Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 18) grant funding to 81 historical organizations, museums, historic sites, archives, libraries, individuals, and county re-grant agencies across the state.
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to support 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state.
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today attended the New Jersey Conference on Tourism to discuss the New Jersey tourism industry’s diverse attractions for all seasons and the improvements the industry has made over the last year.
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts held a public meeting on Tuesday, February 28th at the Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken and voted on the 2017 Individual Artist Fellowship Awards.
Lt. Governor Guadagno announced the Christie Administration has appointed tourism industry leader, Jake Buganski, as the Acting Executive Director of the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism.
Furthering the Christie Administration’s ongoing commitment to preserving and advancing New Jersey’s unique historical legacy, the New Jersey Historical Commission today approved 81 Fiscal Year 2017 General Operating Support, Project, and County History Partnership Program grants to historical organizations, individuals, museums, historic sites, archives, libraries, and county re-granting agencies throughout the state.
Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts concluded a two-day visit to the Garden State celebrating the golden anniversary of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Available today, the Visit New Jersey App features all New Jersey has to offer right in the palm of your hand.
On March 28, 2016, two parties filed challenges to the nomination petition of Senator Ted Cruz for the June 7, 2016 New Jersey Republican presidential primary election: Victor Williams and a group calling itself the South Jersey Concerned Citizens Committee.
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today attended the New Jersey Tourism Industry Association Luncheon to discuss the New Jersey Tourism Industry and its improvements post-Sandy.
Furthering the Christie Administration’s ongoing commitment to strengthening the state’s cultural and historic legacy for future generations, the board of the New Jersey Cultural Trust has approved over $297,000 in FY 2016 Institutional and Financial Stabilization Grants to 15 history and humanities organizations statewide.
The New Jersey Division of Elections, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:23-45.3, 19:31-6.4a through 6.9, and 19:31-30, has proposed amendments to rule N.J.A.C. 15:10.
Advancing the Administration’s efforts to preserve and promote the state’s unique historical legacy, the New Jersey Historical Commission today approved nearly $2.3 million in Fiscal Year 2016 general operating support grants to 84 historical organizations, sites, museums, archives, and libraries statewide.
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today announced that the New Jersey Commission on National and Community Service (Commission) will receive more than $4 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) for each year of a new three-year funding cycle.
Demonstrating the Christie Administration's commitment to advancing the arts, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts today awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding for over 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state.
It's been a busy start to the summer for Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, who has been traveling throughout the state (and just across the river to Philadelphia) to court biotech companies at the Bio International Convention, celebrate several major business developments and catch a glimpse of drones in action.
Commemorating the 194th year of Greek independence, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno welcomed members of the New Jersey Hellenic American Heritage Commission to the State House on March 26th.
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today announced that New Jersey State Museum Executive Director Anthony Gardner will leave state service to take on the role of Vice President of Community Engagement at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
At today’s 2015 New Jersey Conference on Tourism in Atlantic City, Acting Governor Kim Guadagno announced that 2014 proved to be an exceptional year for New Jersey’s tourism industry.
Applauding New Jersey’s ongoing success in economic development through business attraction, Lauren Moore, Executive Director of the New Jersey Business Action Center, today announced the relocation of Insight Catastrophe Group’s (ICG) headquarters from Manhattan to Jersey City, which will add approximately 30 new jobs.
The New Jersey State Planning Commission, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:18A-203, has proposed amendments of rule N.J.A.C. 5:85-7.21.
The New Jersey Department of State, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:16A-72 et seq., has proposed the readoption of rule N.J.A.C. 15:27 with amendments.
Demonstrating the Christie Administration's commitment to advancing the arts in New Jersey, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts today awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding for over 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state.
The Trenton Downtown Association is having a festival to celebrate New Jersey’s 350th birthday and the State Museum is joining in the birthday fun. NJ350: A Capital Celebration, a free, family-friendly festival is being held on June 22nd from 11:00am-5:00pm, rain or shine, at the Capitol Complex on West State Street, Trenton.
In keeping with the NJ 350th Anniversary themes of diversity and innovation, a varied slate of programs and exhibits will explore New Jersey innovation and all things science at the New Jersey State Museum’s Super Science Saturday on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10am to 4pm.
The New Jersey State Museum is pleased to announce the opening of New Jersey on Display, an exciting new exhibition chronicling New Jersey’s involvement in seven world’s fairs held between 1876 and 1964.
The New Jersey State Museum will once again participate in the Blue Star Museum program, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014.
Reaffirming the Christie Administration’s commitment to support travel and tourism in New Jersey, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today announced that forty-two organizations were awarded Cooperative Marketing Grants totaling more than $553,000 to promote tourism in the Garden State.
The Christie Administration today announced that New Jersey’s tourism industry set a new record in 2013, generating more than $40 billion in overall tourism-related demand.
Natasha Vargas, a senior from Lawrence High School, was named State Champion at the 2014 NJ Poetry Out Loud State Finals competition, part of the national poetry recitation program.
“As soon as those two halves came together, like puzzle pieces, you knew it,” said Ted Daeschler, PhD , associate curator of vertebrate zoology and vice president for collections at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
The New Jersey State Museum is honored to present the exhibition, “Aljira at 30, Dream and Reality,” in the Museum's first floor East Gallery from March 29 through September 28, 2014.
The New Jersey State Museum is pleased to announce the return of Hadrosaurus foulkii to New Jersey in the new exhibit Drawn To Dinosaurs: Hadrosaurus foulkii opening on Saturday, March 22 in the Museum’s Natural History Hall.
The New Jersey State Council of the Arts held its first regular meeting of 2014 today at the South Orange Performing Arts Center which provided a fitting backdrop for the Council’s 17th Annual Artists' Roundtable featuring New Jersey artists of all disciplines who convened and exchanged information on a host of important issues.
The New Jersey State Museum is pleased to present the New Jersey Artist Series exhibition, “Artists of Roosevelt,” in the Museum’s second floor Riverside Gallery from February 15 through May 25, 2014.
A total of 14 tourism-related organizations were awarded Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) Grants totaling over $1.5 million to expand tourism marketing opportunities in New Jersey in Fiscal Year 2014.
The post-summer routine for families with school-age children may signal the end of a season, but it doesn’t mean the fun has to end, too.
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno announced today that 15 organizations have received new or continued AmeriCorps grant support from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
The Christie Administration announced today that the Garden State set a new record in 2012, generating nearly $40 billion in total tourism demand.
To support the recovery of New Jersey’s businesses and protect the overall economic interests of our state in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Governor Chris Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno have announced a series of business assistance services for those affected by the storm.
Governor Chris Christie today announced that the federal government has extended disaster assistance for New Jerseyans impacted by Hurricane Sandy to all 21 counties, providing direct assistance to individuals and households in the aftermath of the historic hurricane Sandy.
Two of the Northeast’s top event and convention venues, the Atlantic City Convention Center and Historic Boardwalk Hall, are open for business after Hurricane Sandy with neither experiencing any significant damage from the unprecedented storm.
With the re-opening of the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel this morning, Governor Chris Christie and Division of Gaming Enforcement Director David Rebuck announced that all hotel operations and gaming activity at the twelve Atlantic City casinos are back in operation.
Atlantic City business leaders announced today on the boardwalk that casinos and related businesses can reopen to the public Friday, November 2nd, after closure Sunday, Oct. 28th, due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy.
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today joined New Jersey Devils Chairman and Managing Partner Jeff Vanderbeek and Devils President/CEO/General Manager Lou Lamoriello to announce the return of Albany Devils hockey to Atlantic City, with four regular season games scheduled to be played at Boardwalk Hall as part of the team’s upcoming 2012-13 schedule.
Investing in the growth and future of the state’s tourism industry, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today announced 14 Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) grants totaling more than $1.3 million to expand tourism marketing opportunities in New Jersey.
The fall season is just around the corner, yet the “second season” is underway along the Jersey Shore.
Demonstrating the significance of the arts to economic growth, community development and job creation, Acting Governor Kim Guadagno visited the Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) in Morristown today as the third stop on her “Arts Mean Business” tour across the state.
Focusing the spotlight on how the arts advance economic activity in the state, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today visited the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn.
A new picnic area featuring eco-friendly amenities and dramatic views of the Statue of Liberty and the New York City skyline is being unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at Liberty State Park.
Demonstrating the Christie Administration’s commitment to furthering arts in New Jersey, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts today awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to nearly 800 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state.
The New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism is offering visitors an opportunity to win prizes to some of the State’s exciting attractions and destinations.
Visitors to Liberty State Park in Jersey City will be transported back in time and 3,000 miles west when they walk through the doors of the historic Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal Building.
New Jersey’s tourism industry is on the rebound with tourists spending $38 billion on their visits to the Garden State in 2011, according to figures released today at the New Jersey Conference on Tourism.
At a public meeting held today at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts announced the award of 2012 Individual Artist Fellowship grants totaling $182,600 to 22 New Jersey artists selected from more than 300 applicants in the categories of crafts, sculpture, photography, playwriting and poetry.
Tens of thousands of annual visitors to Rutgers will be able to learn more about New Jersey’s many vacation spots and entertainment options under a new partnership between the university and the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism.
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts announces the availability of guidelines and applications for its Fiscal Year 2013 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program.
The Friends of the New Jersey State Museum has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to teach area children lessons in spending, sharing and saving while providing parents with resources to reinforce the lessons at home.
Reaffirming the Christie Administration’s commitment to a vibrant and inclusive economic development policy focused on economic empowerment and broadening key workforce development initiatives, the Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development (“CHPRD”) today announced its Fiscal Year 2012 grants recipients.
At its 45th Annual Meeting on July 26 the New Jersey State Council on the Arts elected new officers to lead agency efforts in support of New Jersey’s vibrant arts industry.
At its 45th Annual Meeting today at the New Jersey State Museum Auditorium, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts voted to award grants totaling $15,811,107 in state and federal funding.
The New Jersey Historical Commission met on July 21, 2011 in Trenton and approved $2,355,000 in General Operating Support grants to a total of 75 historical organizations, museums, historic sites, archives and libraries throughout New Jersey.