Essex County receives many grants for the arts

Essex County receives many grants for the arts

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to support 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. “It is an honor to lead a department that invests in the people of New Jersey in such diverse and meaningful ways,” Secretary of […]

SOPAC launches MEMBERSHIP 2020

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — SOPAC has launched MEMBERSHIP 2020, a membership drive with the goal of doubling SOPAC’s household membership by the end of 2020. As part of the launch SOPAC has introduced a brand-new membership program, featuring added member benefits and levels, providing members with the opportunity to customize their SOPAC experience and reap […]

AileyDance Kids residency culminates with SOPAC grand finale

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Performing Arts Center, in partnership with The Ailey Organization’s Arts In Education & Community Program, facilitated a 16-week AileyDance Kids residency culminating with a grand finale performance on Feb. 6. Students from South Orange and Maplewood middle schools performed on the SOPAC stage, launching the school district’s observance of […]

South Orange to host 3 townwide Master Plan listening sessions

  Editor’s Note: The Feb. 12 session has been canceled due to snow. SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — After four months of digital and in-person outreach to stakeholder groups and neighborhoods, the Master Plan Management Committee will be concluding the visioning phase of the South Orange Master Plan by hosting three townwide listening sessions in the […]

Multiple Essex County venues nominated for JerseyArts awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Discover Jersey Arts — a project dedicated to increasing the awareness of and participation in the arts in New Jersey, and co-sponsored by the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts — recently announced that voting in the 2019 People’s Choice Awards is under way. […]

Braugher and Pawk to star in SOPAC play

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — American Theater Group’s world premiere production of “Tell Them I’m Still Young,” by Julia Doolittle, will be staged at the South Orange Performing Arts Center from Jan. 24 through Feb. 3. The cast includes two award-winning leading actors of stage, film and television. Andre Braugher and Michele Pawk portray a professor […]

TSTI’s PrimeConnection celebrates first anniversary

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — One thing members of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange prize is connection — to their synagogue and through the many ways in which TSTI brings its members together. One example is PrimeConnection, a group for adults in their prime of life that provides monthly opportunities to connect with peers at […]

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