Christie proclaims October 2016 as Discover Jersey Arts Month

BURLINGTON, NJ — The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently announced that Gov. Chris Christie has officially proclaimed October 2016 as “Discover Jersey Arts Month.” Held in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month, Discover Jersey Arts Month is a celebration of the joy, entertainment and enrichment […]

Celebrate Maplewood Memorial Park on Oct. 15

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Memorial Park has been designated as one of New Jersey’s Great Public Spaces by the NJ Chapter of the American Planning Association. According to the Association, “Memorial Park effortlessly blends the use and characteristics of a local park — where children meet and play — with high quality attractions that draw […]

Arts Unbound partners with school to host Arts Accessible Festival

CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Art workshops, music, demonstrations and information will all be present at the first Arts Accessible Festival on Friday, Oct. 14, at Essex Junior Academy in Cedar Grove. Arts Unbound, a visual arts organization based in the Valley Arts District and serving people with disabilities and seniors, has partnered with the school […]

Trumpeter Claudio Roditi to kick off ‘Music in the Moonlight’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m., Claudio Roditi opens the Luna Stage 2016-2017 “Music in the Moonlight” jazz series with “Brazilliance.” Roditi will highlight his original compositions and be accompanied on keyboards by Matt King, a Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition finalist. To purchase tickets, call 973-395-5551 or visit […]

‘Art on Film’ series in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As part of its continuing “Art on Film” series, the West Orange Film Society will screen “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth, on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 1:30 p.m. at the West Orange Public Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave. in West Orange, for free. Janet Mandel […]

‘Hannibal the Great’ at the SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Join writer and director Ken Sibanda on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the South Orange Public Library as he reads from his new graphic novel, “Hannibal the Great,” and discusses his work and his process. The South Orange Public Library is located at 65 Scotland Road in […]

Attend a jazz brunch featuring Antoinette Montague

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The women of the North Jersey Unit of The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs will present a “Fabulous Jazz Brunch,” on Sunday, Oct. 23, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Essex House, 523 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. The brunch will feature exciting jazz and blues […]

County announces eight winners in photography contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Eight local residents received awards in the annual Essex County Parks Photography Contest. Winners were awarded in adult and youth categories and were recognized on Saturday, Sept. 24, during the annual Fall Family Festival at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland. “We congratulate the winners of the Essex County Parks Photography […]

West Orange Classic Film Festival looking for volunteers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Classic Film Festival is looking for movie lovers who would like to serve on a steering committee to ensure the festival’s continuing success. Ken Mandel, who has been running the festival, is looking for help and for people with fresh ideas and energy who will rejuvenate the festival […]