Eight seniors honored at Legacies Writing Contest award ceremony

Eight seniors honored at Legacies Writing Contest award ceremony

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and the Division of Senior Services announced the four winners and four honorable mention recipients of the 2022 Essex County Senior Citizen Legacies Writing Contest during an awards luncheon at the Robert O’Toole Community Center in Cedar Grove Park. The Legacies Writing Contest encourages […]

Harmonium Choral Society to host ‘Dinner with a Prince’

SHORT HILLS, NJ — His Royal Highness Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil of Rajpipla, India, will be the featured guest at “Dinner with a Prince” on Saturday, June 4, as part of Harmonium Choral Society’s upcoming Open Hearts weekend. Prince Manvendra is India’s first openly gay royal. Since appearing on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 2007, […]

Arts organizations partner to open TV, film complex in Newark

Arts organizations partner to open TV, film complex in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Great Point Studios, a studio investment/management business specializing in film and television infrastructure, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center announced a partnership with global content leader Lionsgate to build a major new production facility in Newark. The facility will be owned and operated by Great Point Studios. As the facility’s long-term […]

Downtown After Sundown returns to South Orange

Downtown After Sundown returns to South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The popular Downtown After Sundown concert series returns to South Orange Downtown this summer. From swing to pop, jazz to R&B, just about every musical style will be represented at these free community concerts, which take place every Saturday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Spiotta Park from Memorial Day […]

Columbia High art students channel Kehinde Wiley in exhibit

Columbia High art students channel Kehinde Wiley in exhibit

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Art students at Columbia High School are displaying artwork inspired by Kehinde Wiley, who painted President Barack Obama’s official portrait, from now through June 3 across from the CHS main office. For their pieces, students were instructed to incorporate decorative paper to serve as the background while creating a fully detailed portrait […]

Harmonica Sunbeam to host June 6 drag show at Vanguard Theater

Harmonica Sunbeam to host June 6 drag show at Vanguard Theater

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Harmonica Sunbeam, who has been delighting audiences at nightclubs, cabarets and fundraising events throughout the United States and abroad for more than 27 years, will host Montclair’s first-ever Pride Drag & Variety Show at Vanguard Theater, 180 Bloomfield Ave. in Montclair, on Monday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m. Vanguard Theater is presenting […]

Maplewood Library will host Nikole Hannah-Jones with federal humanities grant

Maplewood Library will host Nikole Hannah-Jones with federal humanities grant

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Library is one of 200 libraries nationwide to receive the American Library Association’s American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries, designed to assist libraries affected by the pandemic. Maplewood Library will use the $10,000 in funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to rejuvenate its post-pandemic programming for the community. […]

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