Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.
Essex County Executive
and the Board of
Daniel K. Salvante
Director of Parks, Recreation
and Cultural Affairs
in Essex County
PUTTING ESSEX COUNT Y FIRST
Pink and White Delights on Tap at Essex County Cherry Blossom Fest
F orget Washington, D.C. — Essex County Branch Brook
Park has a Cherry Blossom tree collection that rivals the
nation’s capital with over 4,000 trees in 14 varieties. Visit
the park this Spring to see the profusion of pink and white
Branch Brook Park was conceived by Frederick Law
Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1867, designed by the Olmsted
Brothers firm between 1898 and 1938, and saw its first
cherry tree planted in 1927 thanks to a generous gift from
Caroline Bamberger Fuld.
Today, Branch Brook Park is maintained by the Essex
County Park System — the first established county park
system in the United States — and is listed on both the
National and New Jersey State Registers of Historic Places.
After learning many of the original trees were decaying
because of old age, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVin- Above: The profusion of blooms attracts 10,000 visitors a day at the
cenzo, Jr. initiated a multi-phase program three years ago height of the festival. Bottom: The annual Cherry BLossom 10K Run.
to plant 4,000 new cherry trees throughout Branch Brook
Park by 2010. These plantings have helped to strengthen
and add to a striking cherry tree collection that is recog-
nized as having the greatest variety in the world.
To celebrate this historic and beautiful Japanese tree
collection, the County of Essex hosts an annual Festival in
April. This festival spans two weeks and includes a variety
of cultural and recreational events designed for the entire
family. Bloomfest is the culmination of the festival with a
jam-packed schedule of musical, dance, and martial arts
performances, origami and bonsai demonstrations, as well
as tented tables of children’s activities, food vendors, and
handmade crafts for sale. Join us this year for our 33rd An-
nual Cherry Blossom Festival!
See page 2 for complete details on Essex County’s
33rd Annual Cherry Blossom Festival!
I N S I D E : 3 County Spotlight 4 Exhibitions & Events Calendar 12 Bulletin Board
in Essex County
A Springtime of Inspiration and Beauty
A Message from Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive
T his spring, we encourage you to check out the local Essex County arts scene and attend some of
the thought-provoking exhibitions and exciting events listed in the next few pages. Our local
non-profit organizations are working harder than ever to create interesting and affordable programs
for the public to enjoy and this newsletter is testimony to that fact.
In addition, we invite you to our 33rd Annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Essex County Branch
Brook Park. Over the last several years, we have planted more than 4,000 new cherry blossom trees
to restore and expand this natural treasure. Come experience the beauty of the trees when they are
in bloom and enjoy the diverse schedule of activities that offers something for people of all ages.
Inspiration abounds in Essex County thanks to our local artists, cultural organizations and
beautiful landscapes. Essex County is brimming with arts and culture, so mark your calendar for a
cultural arts adventure.
33rd annual Essex County
EssEx County BranCh Brook Park, nEwark
Sunday, April 5: 10K RUN Sunday, April 19: BlOOmFEST
Run through the Park in this USATF sanctioned race. Plus, Enjoy a free, family-friendly day in the Park. A jam-packed
invite the family for the Children’s Fun Run designed for schedule of events includes Japanese cultural activities and
ages 12 and younger. Registration fees apply. A portion of demonstrations, as well as a booksigning by photographer
the proceeds will be donated to Special Olympics. Sponsored Jake Rajs. Plus, see the NJ Society of Plein Air Painters in
by Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey. 7:30am action. 11am to 5pm.
Saturday, April 18: BIKE RACE MoRE ChERRy BLossoM CELEBRATions This sPRing:
Race through the cherry tree groves in a cycling tradition or
April 14: BRANCh BROOK PARK AllIANCE GAlA
cheer on the cyclists while enjoying a day in the Park. Regis-
Support the Branch Brook Park Alliance by attending this en-
tration fees apply. Please call for the time. Various races run
chanted evening of dinner at Nanina’s in the Park restaurant
from 7am to 1pm.
in Belleville. 973-268-2300.
Saturday, April 18: NATURE April 26: SUSAN G. KOmEN RACE FOR ThE CURE
PhOTOGRAPhY WORKShOP This 5K Run/Walk is a fundraiser for the fight against breast
Join Brien Szabo as he leads an indoor/outdoor photography cancer and a celebration of breast cancer survivorship.
workshop focused on the County’s historic cherry tree collec- 908-277-2904, ext. 30.
tion. All levels of experience are welcome. 9am to 1pm.
Fee: $35. Pre-registration is required.
For more information, please visit www.essexcountynj.org or call 973-239-2485
Essex County Division of Cultural and historic Affairs 3
ESSEX SPOT SPRING EVENTS SPONSORED BY ThE ESSEX COUNT Y
D E P T. O F PA R K S , R E C R E A T I O N & C U lT U R A l A F FA I R S
march 4: PhOTOGRAPhY & Rock Avenue, Roseland. 7pm.
VISUAlIzATION. Join the $7 per adult; Free for ECnP
Essex County Nature Photog- members. 973-228-8776.
raphers in welcoming Arik
Gorban for a discussion on April 27: NJ WOODTURNERS.
visualizing your photograph Experience the wonder of
before taking the photo. Essex creating art from found pieces
County Environmental Center, of wood, learn about different
621-B Eagle Rock Avenue, wood species, and discover
Roseland. 7pm. $7; Free for new turning techniques. Essex
ECnP members. 973-228-8776. County Environmental Center,
621-A Eagle Rock Avenue,
march 11: UKRANIAN Garibaldi Hall, Roseland. 7pm.
BEESWAX EGGS. Using wax, $7 per adult; Free for nJWA
dye, and a kistka tool, create members. 973-228-8776.
a unique springtime decora-
tion of your own to take home. may 6: OPENING RECEP-
Essex County Environmental TION. The Essex County Nature
Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Photographers will show and
Avenue, Roseland. 7pm. $17 discuss their work taken at
(includes materials); Free for the 33rd Annual Essex County
Essex County Beekeepers soci- Cherry Blossom Festival as Above & below: samples of the unique works available at the Fine
ety members. 973-228-8776. well as open their 3rd An- Arts and Crafts show at Essex County Verona Park May 16-17.
nual Members’ Exhibit. Essex
march 23: NJ WOODTURNERS. County Environmental Center,
Discover the wonders of creat- 621-B Eagle Rock Avenue,
ing art from found pieces of Roseland. 7pm. $7 per adult;
wood, different wood spe- Free for ECnP members.
cies, and turning techniques. 973-228-8776.
Topics vary each month. Essex
County Environmental Center, may 7: JEWElRY mAKING.
621-A Eagle Rock Avenue, Create a hand-crafted piece
Garibaldi Hall, Roseland. 7pm. of jewelry for mom in time
$7; Free for nJWA members. for Mother’s Day. Suitable for
973-228-8776. children ages 9 through 14.
Space is limited. Pre-registra-
march 28: BAKING WITh tion is required. Essex County
hERBS. Join Master Gardener Environmental Center, 621-B
Fran Kroeckel for a culinary Eagle Rock Avenue, Rose-
adventure in this hands-on land. 6:30pm. $15 per person
demonstration. Essex County includes tools and materials.
Environmental Center, 621-A 973-228-8776.
Eagle Rock Avenue, Garibaldi
Hall, Roseland. 11am. $9 per may 16 & 17: FINE ART &
family; $7 per adult; $5 per CRAFTS ShOW. Rose Squared may 25: NJ WOODTURNERS. may 30: SEWING SENSATION.
child. 973-228-8776. Productions presents the 23rd Experience the wonder of Learn basic sewing techniques
annual show that will feature creating art from found pieces including different stitches
April 1: FROm CAlDWEll many new artists and craft- of wood, learn about different and button application.
TO CAIRO AND BEYOND. ers from around the country, wood species, and discover Suitable for children ages
Join the Essex County Nature displaying and selling Ameri- new turning techniques. Essex 8 through 14. Essex County
Photographers in welcoming can-made, hand-crafted work. County Environmental Center, Environmental Center, 621-B
professional photographer Essex County Verona Park, 621-A Eagle Rock Avenue, Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland.
Bruce White for an illustrated Bloomfield Avenue, Verona. Garibaldi Hall, Roseland. 7pm. 10am. $10 per person.
lecture. Essex County Environ- 10am to 5pm. Rain or shine. $7 per adult; Free for nJWA 973-228-8776.
mental Center, 621-B Eagle Free admission. 908-874-5247. members. 973-228-8776.
Y O U R
G U IDE T O
h APPENINGS AR OUND ESSEX
Explore the history of black doctors, nurses and hospitals at the newark Public Library through March 28
1978 mAPlEWOOD ARTS CENTER JCC mETROWEST mONTClAIR ART mUSEUm
1978 Springfield Avenue, maplewood 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange 3 South mountain Avenue, montclair
973-275-1330 / www.1978artscenter.org 973-530-3413 / www.jccmetrowest.org 973-746-5555 / www.montclairartmuseum.org
Baddest Cartoons Marilyn Rose American Abstraction:
March 29 through May 3, 2009 March 15 through April 26, 2009 Dialogue with the Cosmos
Crazed Maplewood cartoonist Rick Parker puts This watercolor exhibition will be on view Through June 2009
together a big show of some of the baddest in the Roland Exhibition Corridor. Opening Kay Walkingstick’s landscape mural is a capti-
cartoons in New Jersey with Brooklyn Badbody Reception: March 15 from 11am to 1pm vating ink painting of mountains with colorful
cartoonist Danny Hellman. parfleche bags suspended from various areas
Julie Levine, Betsy Meyer-Donadio, and
ARTS UNBOUND Nick LaVecchia
544 Freeman Street, Orange March 15 through April 26, 2009 The Wyeths: Three Generations
973-675-2787 / www.artsunbound.org This exhibition featuring sculpture, painting, March 8 through July 19, 2009
and photography will be on view in Gaelen Gal- This exhibition presents more than sixty paint-
Young Artists lery East. Opening Reception: March 15 from ings, drawings, and illustrations by N.C. Wy-
March 6 through 30, 2009 11am to 1pm eth, his son Andrew Wyeth, and his grandson
This exhibition will feature the creative talents Jamie Wyeth.
of young artists. Endless Pursuits
May 3 through 29, 2009 OUAlIE ART
Arts Unbound Instructors This exhibition by students of the Adult School 540A Freeman Street, Orange
and Board Members of the Arts will be on view in the Roland Exhibi- (917) 340-1446
April 4 through 25, 2009 tion Corridor. Opening Reception: May 3 from
This exhibition will feature the work of select 11am to 1pm Uncharted Territory
teachers and board members from Arts Un- May 1 through 31, 2009
bound. Monica Litvany This exhibition features work by visual artists
May 3 through July 15, 2009 who envision both the physical space of the
This exhibition featuring ceramic sculpture will Central Valley Arts District and the psychologi-
be on view in Gaelen Gallery East. cal and aesthetic space of their own work as
Opening Reception: May 3 from 11am to 1pm territories for exploration. Opening Reception:
May 2 from 6 to 9 pm
PAUl ROBESON GAllERIES PIERRO GAllERY OF SOUTh ORANGE ThE NEWARK PUBlIC lIBRARY
Rutgers University, The Baird, 5 mead Street, South Orange 5 Washington Street, Newark
350 martin luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark 973-378-7754 / www.thebaird.org 973-733-7784 / www.npl.org
andromeda.rutgers.edu/artgallery Booked 6 Dear & Glorious Physician: The History of
March 5 through 21, 2009 Black Doctors, Nurses, and Hospitals in
Hysteria: Past Yet Present This exhibition features current works of Newark and Beyond
Through April 9, 2009 unique handmade books by members of the Through March 28, 2009
This exhibition is a glance at the topic of Book Arts Roundtable. Opening Reception: This year’s Black History Month exhibition
hysteria as seen through the eyes of contem- March 12 from 7 to 9:30pm highlights accomplishments within the profes-
porary artists and writers. Located in the Main sional areas of social justice, human rights,
Motion and Fixity: Hybrid
Gallery. Sponsored by the New Jersey State and community development. Sponsored by
Artists in Performance
Council on the Arts/Department of State, PNC Foundation.
May 17 through July 12, 2009
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Rutgers
Rebecca Davis, Barbara Kilpatrick, Laurel Just In and Out Again: New Original Prints,
University Cultural Programming Committee,
Tentindo, and Luis de Robles Tentindo share Posters, Artists’ Books, Pop-up Books &
private donations, and the Institute for Women
a belief that the objects in a performance Visual Surprises
and the Arts at Rutgers.
have an existence both before and after their Through April 10, 2009
We Only Know What We Can Remember: The moment on stage. This exhibition consists of This exhibition shows off many of the new gifts
1969 Liberation of Conklin Hall drawings, sculptures, photographs, puppets, and purchases of the Special Collections Divi-
Through July 30, 2009 and videos that are presented as visual poems sion and highlights the collections accumu-
This photo-documentary exhibition chronicles following a live performance. lated over the past 100 years.
the events of the Conklin Hall demonstration,
ThE mONTClAIR hISTORICAl SOCIETY The National Pastime Revived
a reaction by the Rutgers Black Organization
Evergreens: The Charles Schultz house in the Garden State
of students in 1969 to the lack of diversity re-
30 mountain Avenue, montclair April, May & June 2009
flected in the student body on campus. Located
(973) 744-1796 Take a nostalgic look at the glory years of
in the Orbit I gallery. Sponsored by the New
www.montclairhistorical.org baseball in Newark, Jersey City, and Paterson.
Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department
Sponsored by the New Jersey Historical Com-
of State, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and The Canals of New Jersey mission.
the Rutgers University Cultural Programming March 1 through June 27, 2009
Committee. Created by the Canal Society of New Jersey, Collecting the History of Printing: Building
this traveling exhibition features historic Upon the Richard C. Jenkinson Collection
Ejay Weiss: The Not So Obvious Space
photographs, maps, sketches, and descriptions April 27 through July 3, 2009
Through July 30, 2009
of the Morris Canal. This show highlights a selection of books
Inspired by the new science of “Emergence,”
from a collection that shows off the work of
Weiss takes the viewer on a journey through ThE NEWARK mUSEUm fine presses and the art of printing as well as
the evolution of a work of art from its funda- 49 Washington Street, Newark certain monumental works of printing from
mental elements to a finalized composition. 973-596-6550 / www.newarkmuseum.org the Library’s collection. Sponsored by the New
Located in the Orbit II gallery. Sponsored by
Jersey Council for the Humanities.
the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/De- Insecta Fantasia: An Installation
partment of State, Geraldine R. Dodge Foun- by Jennifer Angus WAlSh GAllERY
dation, and the Rutgers University Cultural Through June 14, 2009 Seton hall University, South Orange
Programming Committee. Using exotic insects to create beautiful pat- 973-275-2033 / library.shu.edu/gallery
Amy Ortiz: Rivers Revealing Doors terns, Angus brings to life the imaginations of
two children, whose love of bugs gleam on the The Loudest Rock: 60 Years of Pirate Radio
Through July 30, 2009 March 2 through April 10, 2009
Ortiz reveals stages of transcendence, walls of two galleries in the Ballantine House.
This exhibition celebrates the 60th anniversary
transformation, and ethereal moments of Unbounded: New Art for a New Century of WSOU, Seton Hall University’s award-win-
earthly separation. Located in the Pequod Deck Through August 16, 2009 ning college radio station. Curated by Jacob
gallery. Sponsored by the New Jersey State Unexpected connections. Global visions. Forty Calvert, Brooke Cheney, and Katherine Fox.
Council on the Arts/Department of State, Ger- artists from around the world make sense of
aldine R. Dodge Foundation, and the Rutgers our times.
University Cultural Programming Committee.
The Sky is Alive
April 22, 2009 through December 2010 Legal Notice: The Essex County Department of Parks,
spring exhibitions include (l. to r.): Uncharted
This exhibition illustrates the uniqueness of Recreation and Cultural Affairs takes no responsibil-
Territory at oualie Art; installations composed New Jersey’s diverse environments and the ity for the content, accuracy, dates and times, and
of colorful insects at the newark Museum; and a importance of preserving its natural resources whether or not non-County sponsored events listed in
nostalgic look at baseball in new Jersey to ensure the survival of migrating birds. this newsletter are held as scheduled.
events | march 09
march 1: CIRCUS SCIENCE. Join march 4 through 8: PIPPIN. The march 10: WITh lOVE, march 12 & 15: DISNEY’S AlICE
the Ringling Bros. and Barnum Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Arts Pro- lORRAINE. This one-woman play, IN WONDERlAND. Children’s
& Bailey Circus for incredible gram presents this spring musical performed by award-winning ac- Production Company Kid Stars
activities, and discover the circus which will be performed in the tor Elizabeth Van Dyke, celebrates presents a fast-paced stage ad-
science that circus performance is Jim Wise Theatre at the center of the 50th anniversary of “A Raisin aptation of a classic that features
famous for, including techniques NJIT campus off the green. Free in the Sun,” Lorraine Hansberry’s exciting new arrangements of
for balance and theories of grav- parking is available in the Parking seminal play. The Newark Public Disney songs. JCC MetroWest, 760
ity. Newark Museum, 49 Wash- Deck on Summit Street. NJIT, 133 Library, 5 Washington Street, Northfield Avenue, West Orange.
ington Street, Newark. 10:30am Kupfrian Hall, Newark. Matinee Newark. 6pm. Free. 973-733-5411. 7pm, 2pm, & 4:30pm, respec-
to 4:30pm. Free with Museum and evening times. $12 general; www.npl.org tively. $15 general; $12 members,
admission. 973-596-6550. $10 students and seniors; Free for seniors, and students. 973-530-
www.newarkmuseum.org children under the age of fifteen. march 10 through 14: 3444. www.jccmetrowest.org
973-596-3457. theatre.njit.edu hOmBURG. Peak Performances
march 1: End of Winter Concert. @ Montclair presents this new march 13: ThE ENAmEl BADGE
Led by Jim Wasko, the Montclair march 4 through April 5: work that examines the relation- TRAVElING EXhIBIT. Contem-
Community Band will perform a mASTER ClASS. Renowned opera ship between the individual and porary Studio Jeweler Marjorie Si-
concert of show tunes, marches, diva Maria Callas is glamorous, the state as well as the artist and mon will discuss a group show on
and band classics. Montclair High larger than life, and drop-dead his work. Montclair State Univer- view from March 8 through April
School Auditorium, Park and funny in a riveting play that un- sity, Alexander Kasser Theater, 5 at Gallery Loupe of Montclair.
Chestnut Streets, Montclair. 3pm. derscores the simple truths about Montclair. Matinee and evening Montclair Art Museum, 3 South
Free. 973-744-1454. life and art. Paper Mill Playhouse, times. $15. 973-655-5112. Mountain Avenue, Montclair.
www.montclaircommunityband.org 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. www.peakperfs.org 1pm. Free. 973-746-5555.
Matinee and evening times. $25 www.montclairartmuseum.org
march 2: State Ballet Theatre of and up. 973-376-4343. march 10 through 15: FIDDlER
Russia. A “Giselle” performance www.papermill.org ON ThE ROOF. The original Tevye march 14: GIRl TAlK: A
with full symphony orchestra. leads the cast of this Tony-win- WOmEN’S POETRY READING.
NJPAC, One Center Street, New- march 8: BUIlDING mONTClAIR ning musical. NJPAC, One Center Twenty-five women poets from
ark. 4pm. Please call for ticket IN lEGO™. Work with architect Street, Newark. Matinee and eve- around New Jersey will read some
prices. 973-642-8989. Stephen W. Schwartz of Building ning times. Please call for ticket of their published poems. An
www.njpac.org Block Workshops in a fun and prices. 973-642-8989. afternoon tea will follow. West
interactive workshop suitable www.njpac.org Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton
march 4: Frances E.W. harper for families with children age Road, West Caldwell. 1pm.
literary Society Book Discus- 5 through 14. Space is limited. march 12: ThE EARlY hISTORY Free. 973-226-5441.
sion. Celebrate Women’s History Presented by both MAM and the OF ChOCOlATE IN mESOAmER- westcaldwell.bccls.org
Month with a discussion of “How Montclair Historical Society. ICA. MSU/AIA Lecture. Professor
Sweet the Sound” by Cissy Hous- Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Rosemary Joyce of the Depart- march 14 & 15: mADElINE AND
ton. The Newark Public Library, Mountain Avenue, Montclair. ment of Anthropology at the ThE BAD hAT. Artspower pres-
5 Washington Street, Newark. Please call for the time. $25 University of California, Berkeley, ents an original musical based
6:30pm. Free. 973-733-5411. donation per family. 973-746-5555 will discuss her recent research upon one of the books in Ludwig
www.npl.org or 973-744-1796. on cacao. Montclair Art Museum, Bemelman’s much-loved series.
www.montclairartmuseum.org or 3 South Mountain Avenue, Mont- Suitable for children ages 4 and
march 4 through 8: DANCE COl- www.montclairhistorical.org clair. 7pm. Free. 973-746-5555. up. NJPAC, One Center Street,
lAGE 2009. Peak Performances www.montclairartmuseum.org Newark. 2pm. Please call for ticket
@ Montclair presents a student march 8: FROm ITAlY WITh prices. 973-642-8989.
performance incorporating lOVE. Tenor Salvatore Chiarelli www.njpac.org
modern, ballet, jazz, and hip hop will perform Italian and Neapoli-
dance. Montclair State University, tan love songs. West Caldwell Pub-
Memorial Auditorium, Montclair. lic Library, 30 Clinton Road, West
Matinee and evening times. $15. Caldwell. 2pm. Free. 973-226-5441.
973-655-5112. www.peakperfs.org westcaldwell.bccls.org
(l. to r.) March features a
performance with the favorite
children’s character Madeline
(3/14-15) and an exhibition of
enamel badges (3/13)
events | march 09
march 15: DISNEY’S AlICE march 20: KODO DRUmmERS. march 21 & 22: BAllET hIS-
IN WONDERlAND. Children’s The members of this all-male, PANICO. A blend of Latin dance Linger Longer…
Production Company Mini Stars Japanese taiko drumming corps with classical and contemporary
presents a fast-paced stage ad- attack their instruments with a forms that bursts with theatrical- ThE WIlShIRE GRAND hOTEl
aptation of a classic that features warrior intensity. NJPAC, One ity and passion. This is an NJPAC 350 Pleasant Valley Way
exciting new arrangements of Center Street, Newark. 8pm. Alternate Routes event sponsored West Orange
Disney songs. JCC MetroWest, 760 Please call for ticket prices. by American Express. NJPAC, One 973-731-7007
Northfield Avenue, West Orange. 973-642-8989. www.njpac.org Center Street, Newark. 7:30pm & www.thewilshiregrandhotel.com
12pm. $10 general; $8 members, 3pm, respectively. Please call for
seniors, and students. 973-530- march 21: SlEEPING BEAUTY. ticket prices. 973-642-8989.
3444. www.jccmetrowest.org Yates Musical Theatre presents www.njpac.org The Wilshire Grand Hotel opened
this classic fairytale. Westminster in mid-2003, serving business men
march 15: ThE TIm KEYES Arts Center, Bloomfield College, march 22: AmElIA EARhART, and women traveling in the NYC and
CONSORT. The Cathedral Concert Bloomfield. 11am. $10 general; WOmAN PIONEER. In honor of Newark, NJ metro area. The Wilshire
Series presents a celebration $8 children and seniors. 973-748- Women’s History Month, actress Grand Hotel has also become a
of Celtic music featuring “St. 9008, ext.279. campus.bloom- Pat Jordan will present a one- facility of choice for New Jersey
Patrick’s Day Breastplate.” The field.edu/westminster woman play. Sponsored by the weddings, receptions, banquets and
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Women’s Club of Caldwell. West other social events.
Heart, 89 Ridge Street, Newark. march 21: GAlAPAGOS GEORGE. Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton
4pm. $15 suggested donation. Penny Pretzel Playhouse presents Road, West Caldwell. 2pm. Essex County’s Division of Cultural
973-484-2400. Barefoot Puppet’s uplifting eco- Free. 973-226-5441. and historic Affairs continues its
www.cathedralbasilica.org fable sharing the lesson of man’s westcaldwell.bccls.org innovative Destination Marketing
impact upon the environment. Campaign with a new and unique
march 16: ThE ChIEFTAINS. Funded in part by the Puppeteers march 26: SPRING EDUCATORS opportunity for local restaurants
Masters of the pipes, fiddle, of America Endowment. Suitable EVENING. Earn two hours of and hotels. We hope you’ll partici-
and bodhran drum celebrate St. for children ages 4 through 9. Professional Development credit pate with a company listing in our
Patrick’s Day. NJPAC, One Center The Baird, 5 Mead Street, South while learning how the Museum quarterly arts newsletter, Experience
Street, Newark. 7:30pm. Please Orange. 2pm. $9. 973-378-7754. can be a valuable resource for the Arts in Essex County. For more
call for ticket prices. www.geocities.com/pennypretzel- your class. Montclair Art Museum, information, please call Kelly Ziek at
973-642-8989. www.njpac.org playhouse 3 South Mountain Avenue, Mont- 973-239-2485.
clair. 4pm. 973-746-5555, ext.
march 19: ThE WYEThS: ThREE march 21: SUPER CIRCUS STUFF. 213. www.montclairartmuseum.org march 27: lONDON SYmPhONY
GENERATIONS. Join Victoria Wy- The Hooray for Children program ORChESTRA. In his first interna-
eth for an evening of anecdotes series presents Mr. Fish and Lisa march 26 through 29: SUSAN tional tour as music director of
pertaining to unique behind-the- Lou as they perform a two-person mARShAll & COmPANY. The England’s finest orchestra, Valery
scenes stories of Wyeth family show full of comedy, excitement, three-time Bessie Award-winning Gergiev will conduct a piano
history, including discussion on and audience participation. The choreographer and MacArthur concerto in symphonic litera-
media, techniques, subject mat- Newark Public Library, 5 Wash- Fellow employs an environmental ture. NJPAC, One Center Street,
ter, and use of models. Montclair ington Street, Newark. 2pm. Free. score catalyzed by movement of Newark. 8pm. Please call for ticket
Art Museum, 3 South Mountain 973-733-7797. www.npl.org objects and bodies that transform prices. 973-642-8989.
Avenue, Montclair. 7pm. $16 gen- the stage into a sonic perfor- www.njpac.org
eral; $12 members. 973-746-5555. march 21 & 22: ARTS EXPO mance instrument. Montclair
www.montclairartmuseum.org 2009. The West Orange Arts Coun- State University, Alexander march 28: BAll IN ThE hOUSE.
cil presents a weekend of arts that Kasser Theater, Montclair. Mati- A quintet of “human drum
march 19 through 29: NINTh includes a juried art show, poetry, nee and evening times. $15. 973- machines” with a distinct style
ANNUAl NEW JERSEY JEWISh and a panel discussion of design 655-5112. www.peakperfs.org of pop/rhythm and blues will
FIlm FESTIVAl. Current Jewish and redevelopment. Sunday is astound. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22
films and great speakers make this Kid’s Day with Mama Yaa. St. Brookside Drive, Millburn. 10am.
local festival an extraordinary Cloud Presbyterian Church, 20 Old $12 and up. 973-376-4343.
event. Location, times, and prices Indian Road, West Orange. 2-7pm www.papermill.org
vary. 973-530-3444. www.njjff.org on March 21; 2-5pm on March 22.
Photo: Warren Johnson
(l. to r.) March continues with
Tim Keyes (3/15), galapagos
george (3/21) and a one-wom-
an play about aviation pioneer
Amelia Earthart (3/22).
events | march-april 09
march 28: PAUlA WEST. West April 1: FRANCES E.W. hARPER April 2, 4 & 5: TEEN CABARET 3. April 15: CAPS FOR SAlE. The
and the George Mesterhazy lITERARY SOCIETY BOOK Teen Production Company pres- Penny Pretzel Playhouse presents
Quartet bring jazz to an intimate DISCUSSION. Celebrate Poetry ents a form of entertainment that Puppetree’s globetrotting re-tell-
cabaret setting with their take on Month with “I Hear the Call of the features comedy, song, dance ing of the classic children’s book
the Great American Songbook. Poets,” a program that will fea- and theatre. JCC MetroWest, 760 by Esphyr Slobodkina using a
NJPAC, One Center Street, New- ture a selection of readings. The Northfield Avenue, West Orange. variety of puppet styles. Suitable
ark. 7pm & 9:30pm. Please call for Newark Public Library, 5 Washing- 8pm, 9pm, & 3pm, respec- for children ages 4 through 9.
ticket prices. 973-642-8989. ton Street, Newark. 6:30pm. Free. tively. $18 general; $15 members, The Baird, 5 Mead Street, South
www.njpac.org 973-733-5411. www.npl.org seniors, and students. 973-530- Orange. 2pm. $9. 973-378-7754.
3444. www.jccmetrowest.org www.geocities.com/pennypretzel-
march 28: JAzz AT ThE BAIRD. April 1: ThE mONTClAIR ART playhouse
Enjoy monthly concerts in an mUSEUm IS READING! A com- April 3: SPRING STARGAzING.
intimate, informal atmosphere. munity-wide book club will be The Newark Museum will set up April 15 though 19: DANCE-
Meet and greet the Vincent Ector reading “Wyeth People” by Gene telescopes to see Saturn, the WORKS 2009. This performance
Quartet while enjoying coffee and Logsdon while enjoying lively dis- Moon, and other wonders of the will feature a work that was
cake with neighbors. The Baird, 5 cussion and light refreshments. spring sky. Essex County Riker created to celebrate the country’s
Mead Street, South Orange. 8pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Hill Art Park, Beaufort Avenue, Bicentennial in 1976. Montclair
$15 advance; $17 door. 973-378- Mountain Avenue, Montclair. Livingston. 8pm. Free. 973-596- State University, Alexander Kass-
7754. www.thebaird.org 7pm. Free. 973-746-5555. 6529. www.newarkmuseum.org er Theater, Montclair. Matinee
www.montclairartmuseum.org and evening times. $15. 973-655-
march 29: AN EVENING WITh April 3 though 5: lOlITA: AN 5112. www.peakperfs.org
PATTI lUPONE & mANDY April 1 though 5: mEADOW- ImAGINED OPERA. The most
PATINKIN. The Tony-winning lANDS PROJECT. This new play vilified romantic character in lit- April 15 through may 17: 1776.
pair from Broadway’s original gives life and perspective to this erary history stands trial amidst This musical about life, liberty,
“Evita” re-team for an evening popular NJ playground with a musical instruments and video and the pursuit of happiness
of Broadway medleys and duets colorful history. Montclair State screens. Montclair State Univer- follows our founding fathers’
accompanied by pianist Paul Ford University, L. Howard Fox Theater, sity, Alexander Kasser Theater, struggle for independence. Paper
and bassist John Beal. NJPAC, Montclair. Matinee and evening Montclair. Matinee and evening Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside
One Center Street, Newark. 7pm. times. $15. 973-655-5112. times. $15. 973-655-5112. Drive, Millburn. Matinee and
Please call for ticket prices. 973- www.peakperfs.org www.peakperfs.org evening times. $25 and up. 973-
642-8989. www.njpac.org 376-4343. www.papermill.org
April 2: GAllERY TOUR. Local April 9 through 12: JESUS
march 31: ThE DICK hYmAN & art historians Beth Stein and ChRIST SUPERSTAR. This revival April 17: CONCERT OF INTER-
RAY KENNEDY PIANO DUO. The Janet Mandel will share their of the groundbreaking Tim Rice- NATIONAl mUSIC. Rosewood
Seton Hall University Arts Council insights and observations as they Andrew Lloyd Weber musical & Rhythm will perform Spanish
presents versatile jazz pianists guide you through a very special features Ted Neeley—the star of rumbas and boleros, Brazilian
performing jazz selections after-hours tour of the Wyeth ex- the show’s big screen adapta- sambas and Argentine tangos on
from genres including ragtime, hibition. Co-hosted by the Adult tion. NJPAC, One Center Street, the guitar, cello, and percussion.
stride, swing, and bop. SOPAC, School of Montclair. Montclair Newark. Matinee and evening West Caldwell Public Library, 30
One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Art Museum, 3 South Mountain times. Please call for ticket prices. Clinton Road, West Caldwell. 7pm.
7:30pm. $25 general; $15 seniors; Avenue, Montclair. 7pm. $20 gen- 973-642-8989. www.njpac.org Free. 973-226-5441.
$8 students. 973-313-2787. eral; $15 members. 973-746-6636. westcaldwell.bccls.org
artsci.shu.edu/artscouncil www.montclairartmuseum.org April 10: ChORAl mEDITA-
TIONS ON ThE STATIONS OF ThE April 17 & 18: AN EVENING OF
April 1: ElIzABETh mIllER. April 2 though 4: AVOW BY CROSS. The Cathedral Concert FOlKlORE, FANTASY, FUSION
Musicians from New York join with BIll C. DAVIS. 4th Wall Theatre Series presents the Cathedral AND FlAmENCO. In celebration
Elizabeth Miller of Visual and presents its first play concerning Choir under the direction of John of National Dance Week, Mo-
Performing Arts to play Mendels- dilemmas of faith, commitment, J. Miller for an a cappella program saic Dance Theater Company will
sohn’s String Octet in Bb. Rutgers human sexuality, obedience, and with works of Allegri, Casals, perform with special guest Viva
University, Paul Robeson Art family. Westminster Arts Center, Gibbons, Tallis, and Poulenc. The Flamenco Dance Company. West-
Gallery, Newark. 2:30pm. Free. Bloomfield College, Bloomfield. Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred minster Arts Center, Bloomfield
973-353-1610. 8pm. $15 general; $12 students Heart, 89 Ridge Street, Newark. College, Bloomfield. 8pm. $20
and seniors. 973-748-9008, 8pm. Free-will offering. 973-484- general; $13 children and seniors.
ext.279. www.4thwalltheatre.org 2400. www.cathedralbasilica.org 973-748-9008, ext.279. campus.
(l. to r.) spring 2009 rolls on
with jazz vocalist Paula West
(3/28) and the mosaic Dance
Theater Company (4/17-18)
events | april 09
April 18: TRANSFORmATION April 22 through 26: OUR lADY April 24: mSU WIND SYmPhONY April 25 & 26: lITTlE RED RID-
ShOW: STORIES FOR EARTh OF 121ST STREET BY STEPhEN & SYmPhONIC BAND. Paul Cohen ING hOOD & OThER STORIES. An
DAY. The Hooray for Children pro- ADlY GUIRGIS. The Rutgers-NJIT returns to play the Dahl Saxo- enchanting collection of “Once
gram series presents Christopher Theatre Arts Program presents phone Concerto. Montclair State Upon A Time” tales casts its
Agostino and traditional folktales this play in Rutgers’ Bradley Hall University, Alexander Kasser spell on viewers as they journey
illustrated by his amazing face- with free parking available in Theater, Montclair. 7:30pm. $15. through the magical and musical
painting on audience volunteers. the NJIT Parking Deck. Rutgers 973-655-5112. www.peakperfs.org world of their fairytale charac-
The Newark Public Library, 5 University, Martin Luther King ters. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22
Washington Street, Newark. 2pm. Blvd. and Warren Street, Newark. April 24 & 25: mSU SINGERS & Brookside Drive, Millburn. 10am.
Free. 973-733-7797. www.npl.org Matinee and evening times. $12 ChORAlE. The 150-voice MSU $12 and up. 973-376-4343.
general; $10 seniors and students; Chorale will perform Gabriel www.papermill.org
April 18, 21, 23, & 25: FRIENDS Free for children under age 15. Faure’s masterwork Requiem
OF ThE lIBRARY ANNUAl BOOK 973-596-3457. theatre.njit.edu with student soloists, organ, and April 26: PICTURES 2009
SAlE. Purchase books, CDs, and chamber music. Montclair State CONCERT. This is the 4th Annual
DVDs. Prices marked 10 cents to April 23: BARKlEY l. hEN- University, Alexander Kasser The- New Jersey Student Composition
two dollars. The Newark Public DRICKS. MSU/MAM Art Talk. Best ater, Montclair.11:30am & 8pm, Contest. Plus, EXIT 9 will perform.
Library, 5 Washington Street, known for his life-size portraits respectively. $15. 973-655-5112. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South
Newark. 9am to 5pm on April 18 of people of color living in urban www.peakperfs.org Mountain Avenue, Montclair.
& 25; 10am to 6pm on April 21 & areas in the 1960s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, 1:30pm. $15 general; $10 mem-
23. Free admission. 973-733-7793. Hendricks’ current painting retro- April 24 through 26: GOD’S bers. 973-746-5555.
www.npl.org spective is traveling to museums FAVORITE. The Seton Hall Theatre www.montclairartmuseum.org
across the country. Montclair presents Neil Simon’s awesomely
April 19: ShAKESPEARE’S Art Museum, 3 South Mountain funny interpretation of the Book April 26: POETRY READING.
GhOST. Actor J.T. Turner will Avenue, Montclair. 7pm. $15 gen- of Job. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, The South Mountain Poets honor
perform a one-man play. Caldwell eral; $10 members; Free for MsU South Orange. Matinee and National Poetry Month. Millburn
College, Alumni Theatre, Caldwell. staff and students. 973-746-5555. evening times. $15 general; $12 Library. 200 Glen Avenue, Mill-
2pm. $10 adults; $5 students. 973- www.montclairartmuseum.org seniors; $8 students. 973-313- burn. 2pm. Free. 973-763-6303.
226-5441. westcaldwell.bccls.org 2787. artsci.shu.edu/artscouncil
April 23: DISCOVER CAROUSEl. April 28: EAST COAST ChAmBER
April 22: mSU JAzz BAND & VO- Join George Marriner Maull and April 25: NATIONAl PhIlhAR- ENSEmBlE. The Seton Hall Arts
CAl JAzz ENSEmBlE. The John The Discovery Orchestra as they mONIC OF RUSSIA. Vladimir Council presents a seventeen
J. Cali School of Music presents a explore the “Carousel Waltz” and Spivakov leads an all-Tchaikovsky piece conductor-less chamber or-
program of classic and contem- selected songs from Rodgers program. NJPAC, One Center chestra that combines the power
porary music for jazz ensemble. and Hammerstein’s “Carousel” Street, Newark. 8pm. Please call of an orchestra with the intimacy
Montclair State University, Alex- in an interactive concert/lec- for ticket prices. 973-642-8989. of a chamber ensemble. Works
ander Kasser Theater, Montclair. ture. NJPAC, One Center Street, www.njpac.org will include Mozart and Britten.
7:30pm. $15. 973-655-5112. Newark. 7:30pm. $30 general; $24 SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South
www.peakperfs.org students and seniors; $15 groups April 25: SPRING CONCERT. The Orange. 7:30pm. $25 general; $15
of ten or more. 908-226-7300. Oratorio Society of New Jersey seniors; $8 students. 973-313-
April 22 through 26: 100 hOUR www.discoveryorchestra.org celebrates the 200th anniversary 2787. artsci.shu.edu/artscouncil
CENTENNIAl CElEBRATION of Mendelssohn’s birth with a
mARAThON. The largest museum April 23: mSU SYmPhONY performance of his oratorio Pau- April 30 though may 3: FOUR
in New Jersey is celebrating its ORChESTRA. Works will include lus. Union Congregational Church, ShORT mUSICAlS. Scott Daven-
centennial in 2009 by offering Night Music by George Rochberg, Cooper Avenue, Upper Montclair. port Richards directs an evening
100 hours of public programming. the world premiere of The Golden 8pm. $15. 973-783-3837. of four unique new short musicals
The Newark Museum, 49 Washing- Bird by Dean Drummond, and www.oratoriosocietynj.org by some of the most talented new
ton Street, Newark. Begins at 9am Taras Bulba by Leos Janacek. musical theatre authors at work
on April 22 and ends at 6pm on Montclair State University, Alex- April 25: JAzz AT ThE BAIRD. today. Montclair State University,
April 26. Free Wednesday, Thurs- ander Kasser Theater, Montclair. Enjoy monthly concerts in an inti- L. Howard Fox Theater, Montclair.
day, & Friday; $10 general & $6 7:30pm. $15. 973-655-5112. mate, informal atmosphere. This Matinee and evening times. $15.
seniors and students on saturday www.peakperfs.org month features jazz vocalist Heidi 973-655-5112. www.peakperfs.org
and sunday. 973-596-6550. Burgermaster. The Baird, 5 Mead
www.newarkmuseum.org Street, South Orange. 8pm. $15
advance; $17 door. 973-378-7754.
(l. to r.) The East Coast Chamber
Ensemble (4/28) and visual-
performing artist Christopher
Agostino (4/18) headline April
events | may 09
may 2: READING IS COOl: ThE may 4: SPRING ChORAl may 8 through 10: AlVIN AIlEY may 15: VAlERY PONOmAREV
mAGIC OF BOOKS. The Hooray CONCERT. The Rutgers University AmERICAN DANCE ThEATER. A & FRIENDS. Russian-born jazz
for Children program series Chorus presents choral music of 50th anniversary performance trumpeter/composer Ponomarev
presents master magician Jim Mozart, Pitoni, Viadana, Rutter, that will bring African-Ameri- will perform a tribute to Art
Vagias as he combines magic, Wright, and Diemer. Rutgers can cultural expression and the Blakey. NJPAC, One Center Street,
humor, storytelling, and audience Univeristy, Bradley Hall Lounge, American modern dance tradition Newark. 7pm. Please call for ticket
participation to motivate young Newark. 11:30am. Free. 973-353- to world stages. Special guest prices. 973-642-8989.
people to explore books, reading, 5194. Sweet Honey in the Rock will also www.njpac.org
and the library. The Newark Public join the stage. NJPAC, One Center
Library, 5 Washington Street, may 6: FRANCES E.W. hARPER Street, Newark. 8pm; 8pm; 3pm, may 15: JOhN PIzzAREllI & hIS
Newark. 2pm. Free. 973-733-7797. lITERARY SOCIETY BOOK respectively. Please call for ticket NEW YORK All STAR BIG BAND.
www.npl.org DISCUSSION. Margaret Craven’s prices. 973-642-8989. One New Jersey legend pays
novel “I Heard the Owl Call My www.njpac.org homage to another as guitarist
may 2 & 3: IF YOU GIVE A PIG Name” will be discussed. The New- and vocalist Pizzarelli and his
A PANCAKE & OThER STORY ark Public Library, 5 Washington may 9: STANlEY JORDAN & big band lend a sophisticated
BOOKS. In this musical produc- Street, Newark. 6:30pm. Free. RAUl mIDON. Two extraordinary style to Frank Sinatra’s most
tion based on the popular books, 973-733-5411. www.npl.org performers come together for a beloved standards. Plus, special
a bossy pig’s demands frazzle a memorable evening of jazz. This is guest The Tierney Sutton Band
little girl for a hilarious lesson may 6 & 7: mOThER’S DAY OPEN an NJPAC Alternate Routes event will perform. NJPAC, One Center
on cause and effect. Paper Mill hOUSE & SAlE. Purchase beauti- sponsored by American Express. Street, Newark. 8pm. Please call
Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, ful glass gifts such as jewelry, NJPAC, One Center Street, New- for ticket prices. 973-642-8989.
Millburn. 10am. $12 and up. mosaics, coasters, sun catchers, ark. 7:30pm. Please call for ticket www.njpac.org
973-376-4343. www.papermill.org and more. GlassRoots, 10 Bleeker prices. 973-642-8989.
Street, Newark. 10am to 5pm. www.njpac.org may 16: KAREN mASON. This
may 2, 3 & 9: mOThERS DAY Free admission. 973-353-5961. six-time MAC award-winner has
SAlE. Shop in the gallery to pur- www.glassroots.org may 9 & 10: JUNIE B. JONES. garnered critical acclaim for her
chase greeting cards, craft items, Follow the adventures of a performances at Carnegie Hall,
and fine art. Artwork by senior may 7: hISTORY OF PRINTING graduating kindergarten child as on Broadway, and in the hottest
citizens made possible through FIlm SCREENING. Exhibition she records everything in her top cabaret rooms around the coun-
grants from the Grotta Fund for talk and film screening of “The secret personal beeswax journal. try. NJPAC, One Center Street,
Senior Care and the Wallerstein Machine That Made Us.” The New- Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brook- Newark. 7pm & 9:30pm. Please
Foundation will be featured. Arts ark Public Library, 5 Washington side Drive, Millburn. 10am. $12 call for ticket prices. 973-642-
Unbound, 544 Freeman Street, Street, Newark. 2pm. Free. 973- and up. 973-376-4343. 8989. www.njpac.org
Orange. 12:30 to 5pm. Free admis- 733-7745. www.npl.org www.papermill.org
sion. 973-675-2787. may 16: JAzz AT ThE BAIRD.
www.artsunbound.org may 7 though 10: WOzA! VIA may 9 & 10: SPRING OPEN Enjoy monthly concerts in an
KATlEhONG (SOUTh AFRICA). STUDIO. American Impres- intimate, informal atmosphere.
may 3: CONCERT OF YIDDISh Twelve performers present a sionist Lisa Palombo opens her Meet and greet Zan Stewart while
mUSIC. Soloists and a pianist combination of Pantsula-South studio/gallery to the public to enjoying coffee and cake with
from Allegro Singers will perform African township urban dance showcase new paintings consist- neighbors. The Baird, 5 Mead
traditional Yiddish music. West and traditional Gumboot dance, ing of landscapes, still lifes, and Street, South Orange. 8pm. $15
Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton which is mixed with African florals. Children are welcome. Lisa advance; $17 door. 973-378-7754.
Road, West Caldwell. 3pm. contemporary works and results Palombo Studios, 55 Mountain www.thebaird.org
Free. 973-226-5441. in a new form called Mogaba. Avenue, Caldwell. 12 to 5pm.
westcaldwell.bccls.org Montclair State University, Alex- Free. 973-364-0280. may 16 & 17: hAPPIlY EVER AF-
ander Kasser Theater, Montclair. www.lisapalombo.com TER: A CINDEREllA TAlE. This
may 3: SPRING ChORAl CON- Matinee and evening times. $15. musical adaptation of the classic
CERT. The Rutgers University 973-655-5112. www.peakperfs.org may 12: hISTORY OF PRINTING tale takes us on a magical journey
Chorus presents choral music of PANEl DISCUSSION. Examine about beauty, greed, arrogance,
Mozart, Pitoni, Viadana, Rutter, the importance of printing a courage, and kindness. Paper Mill
Wright, and Diemer. Prospect book. The Newark Public Library, Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive,
Presbyterian Church, Maplewood. 5 Washington Street, Newark. Millburn. 10am. $12 and up. 973-
4pm. $5 and up. 973-353-5194. 2pm. Free. 973-733-7745. 376-4343. www.papermill.org
(l. to r.) The colorful canvases of
Lisa Palombo (5/9-10) and the
joyful sounds of trumpeter/com-
poser Valery Ponomarev cap off
events | may 09
may 17: 6Th ANNUAl POETRY may 17: ANThONY NEWmAN. The may 30 & 31: GOODNIGhT mOON
FESTIVAl. New Jersey poets will Cathedral Concert Series presents & ThE RUNAWAY BUNNY. The
read published poems and editors this organ recital including works Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
from literary journals will answer by Bach, Newman, Stravinsky, and presents this double-bill of bed-
questions about subscription and Vierne. The Cathedral Basilica of time favorites using puppetry.
poetry submissions. West Caldwell the Sacred Heart, 89 Ridge Street, Suitable for children ages 3 and
Public Library, 30 Clinton Road, Newark. 4pm. $15 suggested up. NJPAC, One Center Street,
West Caldwell. 1pm. Free. 973- donation. 973-484-2400. Newark. 2pm. Please call for ticket
226-5441. westcaldwell.bccls.org www.cathedralbasilica.org prices. 973-642-8989.
may 17: SPRING ChORAl may 19: SPRING ChORAl
CONCERT. The Rutgers University CONCERT. The Rutgers University may 31: VICTOR BORGE PIANO
Chorus presents choral music of Chorus presents choral music of COmPETITION. In honor of Victor
Mozart, Pitoni, Viadana, Rutter, Mozart, Pitoni, Viadana, Rutter, Borge’s 100th birthday, eight
Wright, and Diemer. St. Mary’s Wright, and Diemer. St. Rose of student pianists will perform and
Abbey Church, Newark. 3pm. $5 Lima Church, Short Hills. 8pm. $5 compete for three scholarships.
and up. 973-353-5194. and up. 973-353-5194. West Caldwell Public Library, 30
Clinton Road, West Caldwell. 2pm.
may 17: JOSEPh KAlIChSTEIN may 30 & 31: SEUSSICAl. Dr. Free. 973-226-5441.
& FRIENDS. Acclaimed for the Seuss’ best-loved characters and westcaldwell.bccls.org
heartfelt intensity and technical stories hit the stage in this musi-
mastery of his playing, this pia- cal adventure by Broadway vet-
nist enthralls audiences through- erans Stephen Flaherty and Lynn
out the United States and Europe. Ahrens. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Brookside Drive, Millburn. 1pm &
Avenue, West Orange. 5pm. Please 4pm on May 30; 1pm on May 31.
call for prices. 973-530-3444. $12 and up. 973-376-4343.
(l. to r.) Pianist Joseph Kalichstein (5/17) and the
Mermaid Theatre’s puppets (5/30-31) star in May.
mONTClAIR ART mUSEUm Saturday Tours
3 South mountain Avenue, montclair March 21, April 18, May 16. Experience some-
973-746-5555 thing new at the Museum each month with
www.montclairartmuseum.org these 45-minute docent tours that have chang- Filmmaker Emily Kunstler, daughter of self-
ing topics. 1 p.m. Free with Museum admission. described radical lawyer, William Kunstler, will
Closer Look discuss her film about her father, Disturbing the
March 6, April 3, May 1. These informal, mONTClAIR FIlm FORUm Universe, at the Montclair Film Forum.
20-minute gallery talks offer an in-depth montclair State University, University hall “The most hated and most loved lawyer in America.” —The New York Times
examination of one work of art on view in the Room 1040, montclair
Museum galleries. 1 p.m. Free. 973-655-7282
HomeSchool Day Film Forum Series
March 18 & April 16. HomeSchooling families Tuesdays. This program offers a unique op-
are invited for a fun and educational two-hour portunity for audiences to hear personal inside
program that includes a gallery tour and studio stories and ask questions of some of the most
art project led by a museum educator. Each successful and innovative filmmakers working
session has a different theme. 12 noon. $4 per today. 7pm. Free.
child; $8 per adult.
Park Bench ThE CAThEDRAl BASIlICA OF ThE
March 11, April 8, May 13. This program intro- SACRED hEART
duces young children to the museum experi- 89 Ridge Street, Newark
ence and provides them with an artistic social 973-484-2400 / www.cathedralbasilica.org
outing. Take a guided tour of the galleries,
work on fun art projects, and enjoy storytelling Wednesdays at Noon
courtesy of the Children’s Service Department Every Wednesday. Enjoy a 30-minute organ
of the Montclair Public Library. 9:30 a.m. Free recital featuring a different guest each week
with Museum admission. and then tour the Cathedral. 12 noon. Free-will
in Essex County
Experience the Arts in Essex Call for Senior Artists
County: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3 Amateur and professional artists that
Essex County has an arts community live in Essex County and are over the
brimming with activity. To learn more age of 60 are invited to participate
about local happenings: in the 2009 Essex County Senior Art
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