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					 Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.
  Essex County Executive
     and the Board of
    Chosen Freeholders

     Daniel K. Salvante
Director of Parks, Recreation
    and Cultural Affairs

    Spring 2009

                                    in Essex County
                                           PUTTING ESSEX COUNT Y FIRST

    Pink and White Delights on Tap at Essex County Cherry Blossom Fest
                                                                       Arts                      the


    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
2           Arts
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     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
                        Cherry Blossom
                                           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.

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                                                  h APPENINGS                        AR OUND                  ESSEX


                                                                                                                               EVENTS CALENDAR
 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
                                                                                                            and heights.
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
(973) 353-1610
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.
                                      Free. 973-324-9100.
                                                                                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.
                                                                                                                   bloomfield.edu/westminster or

                                                                                                                      (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
                                                                                                                 the season
                                                                                                  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.
www.jccmetrowest.org                    www.papermill.org

                           (l. to r.) Pianist Joseph Kalichstein (5/17) and the
                            Mermaid Theatre’s puppets (5/30-31) star in May.

                                                                                          ongoing programs
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
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           bulletin board
           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
                                                       Show. For more information, please
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                sending an e-mail to kziek@parks.      6th Grade Poster Contest
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                                                       for entries is Friday, March 20. For
           ■    Visit our Web site to view an online
                                                       more information, please call the
                calendar, download the county’s
                                                       Essex County Environmental Center at
                Arts Resource guide and much
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                                                                                                The Essex County senior Art show is around the corner.

County of Essex
Department of Parks,
Recreation & Cultural Affairs
115 Clifton Avenue
Newark, NJ 07104

This publication is made possible,
in part, by funds from the NJ State
Council on the Arts/Department of
State, a Partner Agency of the National
Endowment for the Arts.

Supported in part by a grant from New
Jersey Department of State, Division of
Travel and Tourism.

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