WOAC presents holiday boutique

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Arts Council invites the public to visit its annual Holiday Boutique and Small Works Show at the West Orange Arts Center, 561 Valley Road in West Orange. The boutique will be open for three weekends in December — Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 […]

WOHS senior performs with New Jersey All-State Orchestra

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School senior Austin Bartola recently had the opportunity to perform with the New Jersey All-State Orchestra in Atlantic City on Nov. 11. Bartola, a battery percussionist, had previously performed with the all-state band in February. A number of string and wind musicians and percussionists were selected for the […]

TBA presents author Karen Gooen

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., Temple B’nai Abraham Sisterhood will present speaker Karen Gooen, author of “Searching for Bubbe Fischer: The Path to Mah Jongg Wisdom,” at the temple, 300 E. Northfield Road in Livingston. Part mahjong manual and part memoir, “Searching for Bubbe Fischer” tells the story of a […]

Essex County hosts gingerbread house contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The public is invited to participate in the 2016 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center. The contest is free and there are four categories in which participants can compete. The deadline to register is Saturday, Dec. 3, and all entries must be delivered on Saturday, […]

South Orange siblings on pointe in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ — South Orange siblings Anna Pettigrew, 13, and Will Pettigrew, 16, will join renowned professional guest artists when Anna stars as Clara and Will performs the role of Lead Chinese Boy in this year’s full-length production of New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble’s beloved holiday classic “The Nutcracker.” Celebrated dancers Peter Brandenhoff, Rosemary Sabovick-Bleich, […]

Secret speakeasy at the Shultz House

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Calling all flappers and dapper dans! There’s a secret speakeasy at the Shultz House, 30 North Mountain Ave. in Montclair, on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. DJ Mac spins the oldest lo-fi peppy tunes on his 100-plus-year-old gramophones, playing 78rpm records from his own collection plus records from a […]

See historical houses in expanded holiday house tour

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Celebrate the holiday season by participating in the annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour. This year, the tour includes 15 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The tour includes Essex County Kip’s Castle and the Walther […]

Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular returns

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 10th annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo has begun and free admission is being offered. During each show, approximately 50 animal and holiday-themed figures will light up the winter night in Turtle Back Zoo and the surrounding South Mountain Recreation Complex. More than 100,000 […]

‘Fighting Sex Trafficking – Our Children At Risk’

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The effects of sexism and misogyny are far reaching and their most terrifying manifestation is sex trafficking, according to a recent release from the National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section. How has the internet made it easier for men to exploit girls and women for sex? What compels men to […]