Luna Stage presents world premiere of ‘Roan @ The Gates’

Luna Stage presents world premiere of ‘Roan @ The Gates’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage will launch 2019 with the world premiere of Christina Gorman’s cyber-security romance “Roan @ The Gates,” directed by Michelle Tattenbaum. An exploration of internet privacy and the risks of whistleblowing, this suspenseful new play examines the cost of doing the right thing. Previews begin Thursday, Jan. 31, and the […]

WOAC to celebrate Cuban culture with a solo exhibit

WOAC to celebrate Cuban culture with a solo exhibit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Arts Council presents an “Afro Cuban Folklore Art” exhibit, featuring the original paintings of local artist Alberto Hernandez. The exhibit runs through Jan. 27 at the West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Road. There will be an artist’s reception on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 3 to 6 p.m., […]

West Orange Classic Film Festival returns

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Classic Film Festival is back, screening movies through February at AMC Dine-in Theatres in Essex Green on Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at www.amctheatres.com; West Orange Arts Council members may receive discounted tickets. The festival kicked off Jan. 6 by screening 1950’s “All About Eve.” The […]

‘Black & White PLUS’ reception to be at ACL Gallery

‘Black & White PLUS’ reception to be at ACL Gallery

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Arts Council of Livingston Gallery will hold its reception for the latest exhibition, “Black & White PLUS,” on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. The gallery is located at 2130 Town Center Way, Livingston, with the entrance on Carillon Circle. Featured are original works of art, pottery, wearable art […]

Tuscan students benefit from artist in residence workshops

Tuscan students benefit from artist in residence workshops

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After receiving a grant from the Artists in Education Residency Grant Program, Tuscan School students were able to engage with a professional teaching artist. Fourth-grade students in Gina Garofalo’s homeroom and Andrew Dean’s art classes worked with artist Barbara M. Bickart for 25 days of hands-on workshops to create and produce a […]

New mural graces downtown South Orange

New mural graces downtown South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Closing out 2018, South Orange welcomed some new artwork at the South Orange Train Station, a mural created by artist Kevin O’Connell. The mural came to fruition following the work of the Design Review Board, comprising Katherine Crenshaw, Cat Tate Starmer, Oksana Berzinsh, John Evans, Bob Zuckerman and Walter Clarke. “All […]

Board of Education celebrates district accomplishments at special meeting

Board of Education celebrates district accomplishments at special meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange School District highlights and accomplishments were celebrated in second Parade of Honors Board of Education meeting on Dec. 17. The event was hosted by WOHS Council President Selam Woldai and Vice President Mike Petros. At the meeting, Outstanding Citizenship Awards were given to ChitChat Diner owner Gus Katsanos and […]

Holiday contest helps raise awareness about nature and the environment

Holiday contest helps raise awareness about nature and the environment

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards to the children and families who participated in the Essex County Environmental Center’s 14th annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest on Monday, Dec. 17. There were 35 entries in this year’s contest. “Our Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest is a wonderful project […]

SOMA BOE recognizes excellence within the school district

SOMA BOE recognizes excellence within the school district

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its Dec. 17 meeting, the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education recognize many groups of students and faculty members for their many recent accomplishments. The CHS Unaccompanied Minors Vocal Ensemble, led by Vocal Music Director Jamie Bunce, was featured on a “Wonderama” episode, which aired Nov. 16. The CHS […]

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