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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) have chosen to award the Thomas Edison Center a grant of $150,000 dollars. This will go to the nonprofit in charge of the park that being the Edison Memorial Tower Corporation (EMTC).

The money was requested by The Senator and Assemblymen who represent New Jersey’s 18th legislative District. Those being Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., Assemblyman Sterley Stanley, and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak, respectfully. This grant will be used to help with general upkeep of the memorial such as keeping pathways clean and accessible as well as renovating rooms in need of updating. 

Other features like a sound system and exhibits may also be included in the future plans of EMTC. However, the money is greatly appreciated by the community and staff that keep the history of legacy of Thomas Edison. The famed Inventor lived in Menlo Park for a good portion of his Middle Ages from 1876 through 1884 it was during this time period when he invented one of his most important inventions that is used all around the world today.  

The 175th birthday of Thomas Alva Edison just passed earlier this month so you could this that this grant is a belated birthday gift in honor of all the modern-day technology that was created of Edison’s as well as many other great inventor’s works. 

The EMTC has held annual events such as tree lighting, ice carving and other fun activities. Such as guided tours for students, seniors and all who wish to learn about the personal history and work of one of the most influential inventors in New Jersey. For more information about the park itself check out their website by Clicking Here. 

Plays-in-the-Park Returns For Their 60th Season To Middlesex County

  • Something Rotten! (June 22-July 2)

    Welcome to the 90’s― the 1590’s ―where brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a show that will rival the Renaissance Rockstar of the day, William Shakespeare. This star-lit, big-hit show tells the story of the Bottom brothers as they attempt to write the world’s very first musical. Nominated for 9 Tony Awards, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is a hysterical ode to musicals and an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun. Your sides will ache from laughter!

  • The SpongeBob Musical (July 13-23)

    Since its launch on July 17, 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has reigned as the number one kids’ animated series on TV’s Nickelodeon, and now we can enjoy those beloved Bikini Bottom characters LIVE ON STAGE in this Tony award-winning Broadway musical.  Come play with Eugene Krabs, Patrick Star, Squidward, Sandy Cheeks, Sheldon J. Plankton and of course the eternal optimist himself, SpongeBob SquarePants as they fight to save their undersea world. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage!! The power of optimism really can save the world!  Don’t miss this dynamic stage musical chronicling the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of your favorite Bikini Bottom buddies!

  • A Chorus Line (August 3-13)

    Exploring the inner lives and poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies, the show features one powerhouse number after another, capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Memorable musical numbers include “What I Did for Love, “One,” “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.” A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly drama, A CHORUS LINE is instantly recognized as a classic and has been an audience favorite for decades.

  • TICKET SALE PROTOCOLS:

    The Box Office opens at 5:30 pm and patrons are admitted to the seating area immediately after purchasing tickets. All shows start at 8 pm. The box office closes at 8:30 pm each show night. All you need to bring is your favorite lawn chair.

    Ticket price is $7.00 per adult; $5.00 per senior citizen 60 and over, children twelve (12) and under enter for free. In the case of inclement weather, save your ticket stub as it will allow you to see another performance this season. For more information, click here.