Wednesday, August 21, 2019

“Jews and the American Civil War” lecture in Whippany

Fall registration officially open @ The Yard School of Art

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Fall registration is open! 

WHERE: Montclair Art Museum, Yard School of Art, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair

Register today to secure your spot in MAM's award-winning Yard School of Art! This fall features a variety of classes, camps and workshops.  ou can be one of the first to use the Digital Media Lab’s newly upgraded technology, including Microsoft Surface laptop/tablets, Adobe's Creative Cloud and Canon digital cameras.

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Sign up today for Adult Classes @ Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken

Mile Square Theatre

Adult Classes at MST
Ballet, Acting and Improv for anyone 18 and up.

WHERE: Mile Square Theatre, 1400 Clinton Street, Hoboken

Whether you want to start a career in performance, push yourself out of your comfort zone, dust-off those ballet slippers and get back in class, or just start a fun, creative hobby, MST classes for adults are for you! 

Check out our ballet, acting, or improv classes for adults taught by working professionals in a low stakes, supportive environment. LEARN MORE


WP Music presents "The Fantasticks"—Limited Seating! Book Now!

WHEN: September 6, 2019 • 5.00 p.m.; September 7, 2019 • 7.30 p.m.; September 8, 2019 • 2.00 p.m.
William Paterson University - Hunziker Hall, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne
TICKETS: General Public $15. WP employees, alumni, and senior citizens $10 • Students $5
Buy Tickets Now • Seating is Limited

Additional discounts may be available by calling the Box Office. There is a $4 per order fee for all sales not made in person at the Box Office by cash. Discounts are limited to a maximum of 2 tickets. All additional tickets will be at the full public price. All programs, artists, dates, policies, prices and times subject to change. Valid photo ID required for all transactions. No refunds or exchanges. All sales are final.

Hunziker Box Office only accepts cash on show nights.

THE FANTASTICKS is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”

The Fantasticks is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. •


A new kids’ Crafting television series is currently casting children ages 9-15 who love all things arts and crafts!

Contestants will be selected to appear on the show to participate in a series of fun crafting challenges for the chance to win an amazing prize!

For a chance to audition for the show, parents can fill out an application here:

If you'd like to nominate a little crafter, please feel free to contact me directly at or give me a call at (424) 210-5715



Gladys Knight with special guest Will Downing

WHEN: Thu, Aug 29 @ 8PM
NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark
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An evening of timeless soul, R&B and more with 7-time GRAMMY® winner Gladys Knight and special guest Will Downing.

Learn more about the Will Downing meet-and-greet VIP package here.


Savion Glover directs The Tap Dance Kid

WHEN: Fri, Sep 13 @ 7PM, Sat, Sep 14 @ 7PM, Sun, Sep 15 @ 2PM

Tony Award® winning tap master Savion Glover directs a talented young cast in the hit B’way musical that launched his career!

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The Gipsy Kings

WHEN: Sun, Sep 15 @ 7PM

This GRAMMY-winning band celebrates 25+ years of flamenco, salsa and pop fusion perfection with party-starting spirit.

Produced in association with John Scher/Metropolitan Entertainment

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Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles

Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles

WHEN: Sat, Sep 28 @ 8:30PM

Featuring Yolanda Adams, Davell Crawford, Dianne Reeves and Jarrod Spector; hosted by Music Director Ray Chew.

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Concert-only tickets as part of a benefit event produced by the Women's Association of NJPAC


Arlo Guthrie
Alice’s Restaurant Back By Popular Demand Tour

WHEN: Sun, Sep 29 @ 3PM

Folk music icon Arlo Guthrie brings a 50th anniversary celebration of the big-screen Alice’s Restaurant. Daughter Sarah Lee Guthrie opens the evening.

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The Temptations & The Four Tops

WHEN: Sat, Oct 12 @ 8PM

Celebrate Motown, timeless soul and R&B with two of the most enduring super-groups: The Temptations and The Four Tops.

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Michael Ian Black

WHEN: Fri, Oct 18 @ 8PM

An evening of stand-up comedy with busy actor and best-selling author Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Summer).

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Sponsored by Bank of America
Sponsored by GOYA

Part of the Horizon Foundation Music & Comedy Series
Part of the M&T Bank Dance Series


8/22 The Davell Crawford Movement
8/29 Lords of the Underground
10/4 Nemr – The Future is Now!
10/4 - 10/6 Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic
10/12 Mike Marino with special guest Jon Bramnick
10/15 Rickie Lee Jones
10/19 Disney and the Boys: Will and Anthony Nunziata sing the Sherman Brothers
10/19 - 10/20 Jo Koy - Just Kidding World Tour
10/19 Soulshine: An Allman Brothers Experience
10/26 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert
10/26 Tusk: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute
10/27 Munich Philharmonic with Valery Gergiev
11/2 Franco Escamilla - Payaso



WHEN: Aug 23, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019
UCPAC Main Stage, 1601 Irving St., Rahway, NJ

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

This production runs roughly 70 minutes and is performed by actors ages 5-17.


WHEN: Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:00 PM
UCPAC'S Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton St., Rahway

Out of The Woods is a night of music featuring Bryan Hansen Band with Jared Milian and the cast members of UCPAC's production of Into the Woods! Come hear some of the fabulous voices who will be performing in September's Into the Woods and learn about our featured Charity Inroads to Opportunities.

Inroads will be holding a fundraiser on Friday, April 24th, 2020, on UCPAC Mainstage. Inroads to Opportunities is a 501c3 located in Roselle, NJ, which provides vocational rehabilitation supports to individuals with disabilities.

As always, there are no added fees no matter how you choose to purchase your tickets. The UCPAC has a NO REFUNDS and NO EXCHANGES policy that applies to all ticket sales. Discount codes cannot be combined and cannot be applied to past purchases.

Box Office hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 AM-5 PM, with extended hours of 11 AM-8 PM on Thursdays. The Box Office is also open starting 1 hour before Hamilton Stage events, and 2 hours before Main Stage events.

Box Office: (732) 499-8226



WHEN: Friday, November 8, 8 PM; Friday, January 31, 8 PM; Saturday, May 9 at 8pm
McCarter’s Matthews Theatre, 91 University Pl., Princeton
TICKETS: start at $25 and will be available for PSO supporters and McCarter members on Tuesday, August 20; for subscribers on Wednesday, August 21; and for the general public on Friday, August 23, via or, also by phone at 609 258-2787, or in person at the McCarter Ticket Office, located at 91 University Place in Princeton.

Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and McCarter Theatre Center announce the start of a new collaboration to co-produce an inaugural series of performances combining elements of the theater with the power of live music.

Heralded as PRINCETON POPS, the three-show series opens with a concert featuring superstar Sutton Foster. Following in 2020 are a staged reading of the delightfully funny new musical The Big Time and a concert devoted to The Art of the Movie Score conducted by Rossen Milanov, the PSO’s Edward T. Cone Music Director. All performances take place at

Both organizations are mainstays of the Princeton arts scene and veterans at producing high-quality audience experiences. This new series replaces the PSO’s annual Saturday Evening POPS! concert, while expanding pops offerings to the Princeton community.

Enthusiastic about this project, PSO Executive Director Marc Uys says, “Launching this collaboration with McCarter is a big deal! It is exciting to combine our artistic resources in order to present programming that either of us would struggle to do alone. Working together, everyone benefits—especially our audiences.”

McCarter’s Managing Director Michael S. Rosenberg adds, “Co-producing this series with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra is a great opportunity for McCarter to step back into the world of musical theater. By collaborating, we can bring to life bigger projects and welcome more audiences and artists to our theater. We hope people get excited about this collaboration, which will let us do even more in the future.”

On Friday, November 8 at 8pm, two-time Tony Award winner and star of TV Land’s popular series Younger, Sutton Foster (TOP) shares a love of performing Broadway tunes and personal song favorites with her show An Evening with Sutton Foster. She’s joined on stage by the Princeton Symphony Orchestra for what promises to be an exceptional night.

On Friday, January 31 at 8pm, Broadway stars and musicians of the PSO will perform a concert and staged reading of The Big Time, a new musical comedy from Douglas Carter Beane—author of Broadway’s Sister Act, Cinderella, and Xanadu—and composer Douglas J. Cohen. It’s the height of the Cold War when Russian spies take over an ocean liner holding all of NATO. Leave it to lounge singers on board to save the day by teaching the communists to put down their AK-47’s and pick up singing, dancing, and comedy. The war is cold but the numbers are hot in this show with a ring-a-ding score that might just bring back the Rat Pack.

The series culminates on Saturday, May 9 at 8pm with The Art of the Movie Score, conducted by Rossen Milanov and featuring violinist Daniel Rowland. This fabulous night of film music showcases the artistry of a well-wrought film score, and includes music from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Vertigo, La La Land, and more.

Sponsorship packages are available for all three performances, and include VIP seating and artist meet & greet events. For more information about these opportunities, contact Suzanne Wray at the PSO at 609-497-0020 or Lindsey Forden at McCarter at 609-258-6544.

Programs, artists, dates, and times are subject to change.

Kickstart the School Year with Women in Media–Newark

WHEN: Wednesday, August 28th – 6pm

WHERE: Newark Arts, 17 Academy St., Newark, NJ.

Aliya S. King

freelance writer, ghostwriter, author and writing coach

AND she’s the author of five books, including a New York Times Bestseller.

Aliya will talk to us about The Novel at the August Newark Women’s Writers Workshop.

Register here for this free event!

The New Jersey FilmMakers Lab is a  developing group that meets monthly with a twofold goal: to provide a safe space where film makers receive feed back and support as they develop their work; and to assist film makers in their quest to develop as entrepreneurs, thus turning their passion for filmmaking into a viable business. Eventually, the lab hopes to cultivate a script to screen program, supporting a collaborative relationship with industry professionals who can work with filmmakers in bringing their work to audiences.

Please join us for this free lab...the calendar follows!

Review:  Exercise from Ralph

Shooting anything can offer some issues with time management. But I wanted to share thoughts about editing with those of you who are experienced and those of you who are less experienced in editing. To that end, I have taken several shots from an art workshop for the mentally ill done on spec (without a defined client) in 2016. There should be enough to do a short sequence and to experience whatever edit program you chose to use. Let’s share whatever we have on Thursday.  If you can do it on your phone, you won’t have to make an appointment with your computer. Here is a link to the edit software and a music resource:

Here is a link to the files

WHERE: Express Newark, Room 312, 54 Halsey St., Newark, NJ

Woman in Media - Newark is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization with a mission to educate the public about global issues facing women.

Fall for a Great Art Class; HAM Offers Scholarships; Learn Salsa, Merengue and More

WHERE: 7 Lower Center St., Clinton

Get Inspired with a Fall Class or Workshop

Let your artistic talents and aspirations thrive this fall by enrolling in a class at the Hunterdon Art Museum. The Museum is offering more than 50 classes and workshops for children and adults beginning in September.

Register by Sept. 3 and save $10 on most of our classes and workshops.

All programs are taught by professional artists and teachers ensuring you and your children enjoy an enriching and rewarding classroom experience. This fall we're offering a variety of classes in painting, drawing, ceramics, silkscreen, comic book drawing and more for children and/or adults.

To see our fall line up of classes for adults, please go here. You'll find our schedule of after school classes for children here and our family workshops here.

Scholarships Available for Art With Heart & Artistic Expressions

We're offering four scholarships this fall for our Art With Heart class for teens and pre-teens, and 10 scholarships to our Artistic Expressions classes for adults. Both are open studio programs designed for those with special needs, physical limitations, developmental disabilities and/or any neurodiversity.

In both programs, students are encouraged to express their own vision in a fun and nurturing environment. They are presented with a choice of art materials to discover what they enjoy working with best. Art-making topics are tailored to students’ interests, and include drawing, painting, sculpting, mixed media and fiber arts.

Art With Heart for children ages 5 to 16 runs for four Saturdays starting September 24, at 1:30 p.m.

Artistic Expressions has two classes available starting Tuesday, Sept. 24 or Thursday, Sept. 26 and running for 10 weeks. Both classes are from 6:30 to 8 p.m.; scholarships can be used for either class.

To learn more, visit our website or call our Education Coordinator Joan Gavornik at 908-735-8415.

All scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline to apply is September 9.

Scholarships are made possible thanks to a grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Investors Foundation and donations by generous individuals.

Learn Salsa, Merengue at HAM's Dancing Night

Learn salsa, merengue and other dances at our Latin Ballroom Dancing night at the Museum on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m.

This special evening begins with a 40-minute group lesson led by the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Warren. A fabulously fun evening of great music and dancing follows on the beautiful Toshiko Takaezu Terrace. You are welcome to bring your own beverages and food.

FEE: $18 or $15 for Museum members. Proceeds benefit the Hunterdon Art Museum's exhibitions and classes and workshops for adults and children.

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Dive Into These Morris County Events!

Morris County Park Commission

industrial craftsINDUSTRIAL CRAFTS DAY

August 24

Discover early industrial crafts with exciting hands-on activities and demonstrations by several craftsmen. Create your own craft to take home. I want to know more.

Look What’s Coming:

September 4

Learn canoe strokes, equipment, and safety before enjoying a leisurely, late summer paddle. Canoes, life vests, and paddles are provided for this great adventure! I want to learn more.


September 7

Birds play an important role in a farm, helping crops grow by transporting seed. Learn about birds’ homes by building your own nest, sing songs, and create a craft to help you birdwatch. Learn more here.

park palooza octoberMORRIS COUNTY PARK PALOOZA: A

October 5

Enjoy 20+ food trucks, a biergarten offering hand-crafted beers, wine and sangria, and live music featuring 2 bands. Halloween activities for adults and kids, carnival games, face painting, and so much more! Wear your costume, too! Parking is FREE, and admission allows for re-entry throughout the day. Check it out here.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Opening @ The Zimmerli: “Women Artists on the Leading Edge” & “Recent Acquisitions in Photography”

Women Artists on the Leading Edge: Celebrating Douglass College at 100

Recent Acquisitions in Photography

WHEN: opens September 3
: Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton St., New Brunswick

The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers delves into its permanent collections to explore pivotal developments and trends in art with the exhibitions Women Artists on the Leading Edge: Celebrating Douglass College at 100 and Recent Acquisitions in Photography. Respectively, works by 10 Douglass alumnae who graduated between 1958 and 1969 reflect various stages of their careers and 26 photographs gifted to the museum represent a diverse range of subjects and techniques since the early 20th century. Both exhibitions are organized by Hannah Shaw, Graduate Curatorial Assistant, and Austin Losada, Mellon Post-Graduate Intern, with guidance from Donna Gustafson, the museum’s Curator of American Art and Mellon Director for Academic Programs.

“These endeavors highlight the Zimmerli’s educational mission and the essential role that academic museums play in providing hands-on opportunities to students and young professionals in the field,” Gustafson said. Shaw worked on the recent Zimmerli exhibitions It's Just a Job: Bill Owens and Studs Terkel on Working in 1970s America and Tiananmen Square, 1989: Photographs by Khiang H. Hei. She currently is a Ph.D. candidate at Rutgers, completing her dissertation “August Sander and the Photographic Conditions of Nazi-Era Germany.” Shaw also received a graduate research fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in 2017-2018 and a Getty Library Research Grant in 2019. Losada graduated with a bachelor’s degree in art history from Rutgers in 2018 and plans to pursue a graduate degree in the field. As an undergraduate curatorial intern at the museum, he assisted with the 2017 exhibition Guerrilla (And Other) Girls: Art/Activism/Attitude.

Women Artists on the Leading Edge honors the achievements of Douglass alumnae and faculty. Founded in 1918 as the New Jersey College for Women, Douglass College provided a crucial educational outlet for women, as Rutgers University did not become completely co-educational until 1972, when the former Rutgers College first admitted women as undergraduates. Inspired by Black Mountain College’s innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum, faculty and students at Douglass created a center for avant-garde art that embraced Fluxus, Pop, performance, and experimentation. Such groundbreaking artists as John Cage, John Goodyear, Geoffrey Hendricks, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Semmel, and Robert Watts taught at Douglass during this time, bringing their experiences in a radically changing art world into the classroom. (Above, left: Alice Aycock, Miami Proposal I (steel, concrete, water), 1990. Screenprint on Rives tan paper 29 1/8 × 22 3/16 in. (73.9 × 56.3 cm). Gift of Trudy V. Hansen 1991.0713.001 Photo Peter Jacobs)

Drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition examines these artists’ diverse endeavors and how, not necessarily intentionally, they reflected broader aspects of women’s lives. A pioneering feminist artist, Joan Semmel was the sole tenured woman faculty member of the college’s highly regarded art department when she painted Faculty Frieze in 1982. The group portrait depicts her six male colleagues, revealing the persistence of male authority and power in the workplace, including a progressive art department at a women’s college. Linda Lindroth poses in Family Portrait on My 32nd Birthday (1978), holding separate photographic portraits of her parents. It resulted from the fact that they were estranged, so a traditional family photo was not possible for the special occasion. The silkscreen series Miami Proposal (1990) by Alice Aycock documents a sculpture series that was developed for the Miami Airport, but never built (however, her sculpture The Matriculating Machine in the Garden is installed behind the Mabel Smith Douglass Library). The artist’s notes scrawled on each print indicate the fluidity of the machines and her aspiration to design interactive public art.

Additional artists on view include: Loretta Dunkelman, Kirsten Kraa, Frances Kuehn, Marion Munk, Mimi Smith, Joan Snyder, and Ann Tsubota. The exhibition also celebrates the forthcoming publication Women Artists on the Leading Edge: Visual Arts at Douglass College by Rutgers Distinguished Professor Emerita Joan Marter, who was both a faculty member and a witness to the feminist revolution in the arts. The Zimmerli hosts a free panel discussion and book signing with Marter on October 29.

The selections in Recent Acquisitions in Photography not only represent important trends in post-WWII photographic practice, but also affirm the Zimmerli’s commitment to collecting the medium, making it both visually compelling and highly accessible to visitors. This exhibition provides a distillation of our expansive view of photography in the museum with examples of vernacular, celebrity and fashion, photojournalism, and conceptual, as well as photographs that fall between these definitions, purposes, and subject matters. The exhibition includes works by such professional photographers as Robert Capa, William Castellana, Olivier Rebbot, and Robin Schwartz, as well as seven anonymous vernacular snapshots.

Figurative subjects range from staged compositions to impromptu street photography. The earliest photos chronicle life in the United States: from Weegee’s portrayals of the celebrity lifestyle (the nation’s first movie columnist, Louella Parsons, at the opera, c. 1945) and the sensational (a monkey operating a radio, c. 1950) to Leon Levinstein’s subtle observations of 1970s counterculture. Such themes continue with Irving Penn’s glamorous fashion layouts from the 1980s (Donatella Versace; Kelly LeBrock) and Walter Iooss’s documentation of children playing on the streets in Havana, Cuba, during the late 1990s. (Above: Kristin Capp, Black Horse, All Saints Bay, Itapaica, Brazil from the series Brasil, 2004. Archival pigment print on paper 17 5/16 x 17 1/16 in. (44 x 43.3 cm). Gift of Dr. Rakesh Chhabra. 2015.017.001 Photograph © Kristin Capp. Photo Peter Jacobs)

Other images document the conceptual practices of twentieth-century photographers. Kenji Nakahashi’s Living Pencils and Stamps (1980) re-orient our perceptions by bringing the unnoticed beauties of everyday life to the fore. Works by Kristin Capp – Black Horse, All Saints Bay, Itapaica, Brazil (2004) and Wires, Santa Tereza, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2003) – are drawn from her eight-year photobook project Brasil, which portrays that country’s culture, landscape, architecture, and visual character. Donna Ferrato’s Billion $ View, 56 Leonard St. (2008) and Leonard St. Cobblestone Work (2009) freezes the living city for a moment, as gentrification reinvents neighborhoods of the city.

Women Artists on the Leading Edge: Celebrating Douglass College at 100 is on view September 3, 2019 through January 11, 2020. The exhibition and accompanying programs are organized with funding from the Office of the Dean, Douglass Residential College, Rutgers University Press, and the Zimmerli Art Museum’s Mellon Endowment Funds. Recent Acquisitions in Photography is on view from September 3, 2019 through March 3, 2020.


Tour Morven’s Reimagined Historic Gardens

WHEN: Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
: Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton
ADMISSION: $10; Free for Friends of Morven
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Please preregister online. Tickets can be paid for and picked up in Morven’s gift shop prior to the start of the tour. Ticket includes same-day Museum admission.

Enjoy a 45-minute tour of what's in bloom in Morven’s reimagined gardens! Garden guides will share how the house and gardens evolved under each family that resided at Morven. Beginning with Annis Boudinot Stockton (18th century), Harriet Potter Stockton (19th century), and Helen Hamilton Stockton (20th century), based upon writings and journals of these women, followed by Robert Wood Johnson Jr. and Governor Walter Edge, the house and garden evolved to reflect the taste of the time. This year’s demonstration garden features historical plantings of note that are not to be missed. Space is limited. Shine only, rain cancels garden tour.

Twilight Walking Tours

WHEN: Last Thursday of each month through September 27 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton
ADMISSION: $10; Free for Friends of Morven
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Join Morven’s docents for combination architectural, historical and garden tours on the last Thursday of each month beginning June 27, July 25, August 29, and September 27. Travel throughout the grounds surrounding the museum exploring
Morven's architecture, garden, outbuildings, old and new, to view Morven in a new light. Photography is welcome and we invite you to share your photos on Facebook and Instagram #morvensummer. Don't miss these special summertime twilight

Pre-registration required. (Shine only...rain cancels Twilight Walking Tour).

The Color Line on the Baseball Diamond

WHEN: Thursday, August 22, at 6:30 p.m. Doors open 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton
ADMISSION: $10; Free for Friends of Morven
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This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.
For more information contact Morven’s Curator of Education and Public Programs at 609.924.8144 ext. 106 or at

Join historian and film producer Dr. Lawrence Hogan, Negro league’s last team Captain of the Kansas City Monarchs, All Star James Robinson, and poet Kevin Kane for a multifaceted presentation on the complex relationships in “Blackball” during America’s era of segregation.

Included are clips from Dr. Hogan’s documentary Before You Can Say Jackie Robinson: Black Baseball in New Jersey and America and Kevin Kane’s rendition of his original poem “K.C. at the Bat,” a black version of the iconic “Casey at the Bat.”

Ticket includes same-day museum admission. The museum will remain open until 6:00 p.m.

Special Free Event at the new New Brunswick Performing Arts Center

Grammy winning pianist, Aaron Diehl, in concert at the brand new performing arts center, celebrates the music of New Brunswick-born James P. Johnson, the father of stride piano and the man who bridged the ragtime and jazz eras.

The concert is FREE, but tickets must be ordered through the NBPAC box office.

Peter Cancro to discuss “La Juive (The Jewess)”: Grand Opera in Five Acts

WHEN: Sunday, September 15, 2019, at 2 PM.
The Jewish Heritage Museum is located in the Mounts Corner Shopping Center, at 310 Mounts Corner Drive Freehold, NJ, at the corner of Route 537 and Wemrock Road (between the CentraState Medical Center and Freehold Raceway Mall). It is on the second floor of the historic Levi Solomon Barn.
ADMISSION: $8 members, $10 non-members

One of the most popular operas of the 19th Century, La Juive is a French grand opera by Jacques Fromental Halevy. It is the tragic story of an impossible love between a Christian man and a Jewish woman that is seen as a plea for religious tolerance. A favorite of famed tenors Enrico Caruso and Richard Tucker, it has enjoyed successful revivals in the past few decades.

Peter Cancro is a retired Colonia High School teacher (Woodbridge Township, New Jersey) with a passion for opera and the visual arts. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from New York University and a Masters of Arts degree from Kean University. Since retirement, Cancro has been teaching opera courses at Olli-RU (Non-credit division of Higher Education at Rutgers University) in Edison, New Jersey.

This program is made possible in part by the Monmouth County Historical Commission through funding from the New Jersey Historical Commission of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

For more information or to make a paid reservation (non-refundable), call the Museum at 732-252-6990, or visit Maximum capacity is 100, so paid reservations are recommended.

The JHMOMC is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Museum is handicapped and assisted listening accessible.

Open Mic Night at CTG August 24th

Chester Theatre's first ever Open Mic Night

WHEN: Saturday, August 24th, at 7 p.m.
Chester Theatre Group, Black River Playhouse, 54 Grove Street, at the corner of Maple Ave., in Chester, NJ
ADMISSION: $5 and includes a complimentary beverage

All are welcome to perform: Bands, Duets, Solo acts, Monologues, Poets, etc.
First beverage complimentary with entry ticket.

There will be mics, an amp, drum set and keyboard provided for musicians if needed.

Please Email to sign up to perform. (Performer's entry is comp'ed)

Monday, August 19, 2019


Paper Mill Playhouse 2019-2020 Season

The Paper Mill 2019–2020 season is one of the most exciting lineups in our theater’s history—an outstanding slate of five musicals, including two groundbreaking premieres. Today’s best singers, dancers, directors, choreographers, actors, playwrights, and designers share their talents to transport you with captivating, human, and entertaining stories. It’s all part of what has placed Paper Mill center stage in bringing new American musical theater to life. Please join us for what’s truly next and noteworthy during our upcoming season.

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Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Offers Wise Aging Program for People in their 60s and 70s


WHEN: 6 Mondays, September 16 & 23, October 7 & 28, Nov 4 and 11, 10 am – 12 noon
Kaplen JCC, 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly
FEE: Free Introductory Meeting, September 9, 11 am-12 pm. $170 for JCC members; $210 public. Class fee does not include the Wise Aging book. To register, call Esther at 201-408-1456.

This inspiring six-session program for people in their 60s and 70s focuses on ways to make the most of our time so we can live these later years with joy, potential, growth and the chance to form new friendships.

The course will be facilitated by Mona Fishbane (Ph.D., clinical psychologist, couples therapist, and author) and Toby Glick (MS, school psychologist and psychotherapist with extensive experience in leading groups) who will explain Wise Aging program in detail.

Based on the book Wise Aging written by Rachel Cowan and Linda Thal, this program is designed to help people find new joy in life, make the most of their time, and grow in wisdom, resilience and spirit. Participants use the techniques of reflective discussions, Jewish text study, poetry, journaling, and mindfulness practice to gain social, emotional and spiritual insights to help them achieve a fulfilling and active older age—one that recognizes both the challenges and opportunities of growing older.

Topics include: relationships with adult children and spouses, cultivating well-being, developing nourishing friendships, forgiveness and reconciliation, living with loss, and creating a legacy.

Jewish Heritage Museum Presents “History Comes Alive with William Agress as Albert Einstein”

Bill Agress is a long-standing reenactor of Albert Einstein, among others.  For more than 30 years he has been re-enacting various Revolutionary characters, and as an actor, has appeared in plays and musicals at the Bucks County Playhouse, the Trenton War Memorial, and McCarter Theatre. He has appeared as George Washington on the Amazing Race TV show and as Albert Einstein in videos for AT&T and Cognizant. Mr. Agress is a tireless advocate for the recognition of the importance of the state of New Jersey in the context of the American Revolution.  This program will focus on Professor Einstein’s life and accomplishments with an emphasis on his religious beliefs, Israel, Zionism, Hebrew University, Brandeis University and the Jewish students of Princeton University.

This program is made possible in part by the Monmouth County Historical Commission through funding from the New Jersey Historical Commission of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

For more information or to make a paid reservation (non-refundable), call the Museum at  732-252-6990, or visit Maximum capacity is 100, so paid reservations are recommended.

WHERE: The Jewish Heritage Museum is located in the Mounts Corner Shopping Center, at 310 Mounts Corner Drive Freehold, NJ, at the corner of Route 537 and Wemrock Road (between the CentraState Medical Center and Freehold Raceway Mall). It is on the second floor of the historic Levi Solomon Barn.

The JHMOMC is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Museum is handicapped and assisted listening accessible.