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NEWARK…City of the Arts_


                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Summer/Fall 2009

                             A PUBLICATION OF THE NEWARK ARTS COUNCIL

NAC Art & the City Featured                                                                                                                                                                           Arts Groups Hurting;
Fashion Show & Indoor Art Park                                                                                                                                                                        Projects On Tap

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      “     ayoffs, furloughs, cutting “on stage” programs
           ore than 250 people strolled through an                                                        Newark’s long tradition in the fashion industry                                                   by 20%, eliminating educational programs
           indoor art park of sculptures and viewed                                                       is not well known, said NAC Executive Director                                                    …these are reports I am hearing back from
           a variety of fashions created by some of                                                       Linwood Oglesby. Years ago, Newark’s Wesley                                                 arts groups all over the state,” wrote Ann Marie
Newark’s veteran and local designers and students,                                                        Tann designed clothes worn by Jackie Kennedy; his                                           Miller, Executive Director of ArtPride NJ, in
at the Art & the City fundraiser to benefit the Newark                                                     designs of the 40s and 50s still generate admira-                                           response to a query in June about how art groups
Arts Council on June 11. The evening                                                                                   tion. Event Chair and newly elected                                            are faring in this economy.
event on the Mezzanine at 744                                                                                          NAC president Mary Dowd said it was
Broad Street, newly restored to its                                                                                    also important to focus attention on                                               Newark area groups are among those having
marble and glass Art Deco splendor,                                                                                    fashion work done by Newark stu-                                               problems coping but a number of art planning and
also featured music and a buffet.                                                                                      dents, the designers of tomorrow.                                              building projects are still forging ahead.

    The fashion show was a new                                                                                         Accordingly, clothes created by                                                     Although the Federal FY 2010 arts budget fund-
component this year. NAC felt it                                                                                       students from Newark Arts High and                                             ing for the National Endowment for the Arts has
was time to shine the spotlight on                                                                                     West Side High were on view.                                                   come out of the House Appropriations Committee
                                                                                                                                                                      Continued on page 4             with $15 million budget increase (from $155 to
another art form, especially since
                                                                                                                                                                                                      $170 million) it is not all certain that the increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                      will remain as it continues through the full House
                                                                                                                                                                                                      vote and through the Senate.
                                                                                Wesley Tann with models Etta Etta in Cotton
                                                                                   Candy and Lake in Antonio DaSilva                                                                                  Arts Education Projects
                                                                                                                                                                                                           The years previous to 2009 with much lesser
                                                                                                                                                                                                      arts education funding even in good economic
                                                                                                                                                                                                      times, may account for the results of the national
                                                                                                                                                          Second Place winner Vanesa Carranza with
                                                                                                                                                                    her sculpture “Guitar”
                                                                                                                                                                                                      report, the NAEP Arts Assessment in 2008 just
 Brian Goblick with his 1st place award winning
                                                                                                                                                                                                      released in June. This report, the first one in
             sculpture “Sun Wood”                                                                                                                                                                     11 years (since 1997) shows that “our nation’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                      students (public and private) have not made
                                                                      Fashion commentator Caryl Lucas with Anthony Clark, committee                                                                   significant progress in developing their skills and
                                                                        member, model Neicy Downie and Linwwod Olgesby, NAC
                                                                                           Executive Director
                                                                                                                                                                                                      knowledge in the arts” and the skills they do have
                                                                                                                                                                                                      are described as “mediocre,” and “lackluster”
                                                                                                                                                                                                      according to a report by Americans for the Arts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      (See box on page 4 for details)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          The challenge to do better with arts educa-
 Arts High student Eric Jernigan with
         one of his creations
                                                                                                                                                                                                      tion in New Jersey has already been picked up by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Continued on page 4
                                                                                                                                           Model Michael in Eman         Model Lake in evening gown
                                                                                                                                                loungewear                     by Nate Hutson

                                          Model Etta in Sofistafunk
                                             Skirt Co. design
                                                                                      Arts High Student Michael Rodriequez
                                                                                            with his fashion illustrations
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Look Inside For Free Summer Concerts
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Essex County Parks (Late-breaking Festivals
                                                                                                                                                                                                            in Orange Park: 8/9, 10 am –Spanish; 9/15,
                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 pm-West Indian Caribbean)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • City of Newark – Neighborhoods
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sounds of the City at NJPAC
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lincoln Park Music Festival

  Celebrity Model Lu
  Cierra in Amiat by
                                                                                                                                                          Thomas Alonzo Kennerly with his sculpture
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Look Ahead and Plan For Fall Events
   Tamil Robinson                   Grace Marquinhos with her art sculpture
                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Open Doors & Art Studio Tours hosted by
                                                                                                                 Arts High student Randall Davis with
                                                                                                                          his fashion design
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Newark Arts Council, October 22-25
                                                                                                            Claire Unabia
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wafabe: African Dance & Drum Festival
                                                                                                                                  NJ Secretary of State
                                                                                                            from Americas         Nina Wells and Mary                                                        hosted by Umoja Dance Oct. 23-25
                                                                                                            Top Model             Dowd admire artwork
                                                                                                            wearing a               by Kevin Sampson
                                                                                                            design by
                                                                                                            Douglas Says
            Arts High students with designers and teacher Margaret El (right)

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           Newark & Other Arts, Cultural, Campus &                                                                          NEWARK
               Entertainment Organizations
All telephone numbers are in the 973 area, and all addresses are in Newark, unless otherwise noted
                                                                                                                                       NewarkARTS is a publication of:
African-American Heritage Day Parade Committee, P.O.B. 1104, 07101; 642.8760;                                                 Newark Arts Council
Academy Street Firehouse Gallery, 77 Academy St., 07102; 643.0400;                                                        Street Address:
African American Heritage Day Parade Committee, P.O.B. 1104, 07101; 642.8760;                                            17 Academy Street - Suite 1104
                                                                                                                                         Newark, New Jersey 07102
Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, 591 Broad St., 07104; 622.1600;
All Stars Project, New Jersey, 744 Broad St., Suite 534; 622.5506; fax: 622.5554;                                          973.643.1352 Fax
Arlington Street Arts, 121 Arlington St., 07102; 986.8932                                                                               E-mail:
ArtPride New Jersey, 165 Third St., #4, Bordentown 08505; 609.324.2734;                                              Website:
Barat Foundation, 765 Broad St., 07102; 263.1013;
                                                                                                                               No article may be reprinted in any form without
Branch Brook Park Alliance, 115 Clifton Ave., 07104; 268.2300;                                         expressed written permission from the Publisher.
Catfish Friday -Women’s Art Collective, P.O.B. 22626, 07101; 699.3269;                                   NewarkARTS welcomes press releases, articles and/or
Cathedral Concert Series, Basilica, 89 Ridge St., 07104; 484.2400;                                    story ideas related to the arts and culture in the
Children’s Kingdom Community Center, P.O.B. 58 TCB, W.O., 05052; 675.3901;                                         greater-Newark area.
City Without Walls, 6 Crawford St., 622.1188;;
Dana Library (Gallery), Rutgers-Newark, 185 Univ. Ave., 97192; 353.5223;                                               Rhea Seagull
Dreyfus Planetarium – See Newark Museum                                                                                                           973.325.7247
DHR Gallery One, 14th Fl., One Newark Center, 1085 Raymond Blvd., 07102; 792.1710, ext. 23.
                                                                                                                                             Design & Production
East Orange Public Library, 21 S. Arlington, E.O., 01018; 266.5600;                                                             Carol Jenkins-Cooper
Essex County Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs, Clifton Ave., 07104; 268.3500;                                       Jenkins Graphics
     Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs, 22 Crestmont Road, Verona, 07044; 268.3524                                                         973.674.0306
Gallery Aferro, 73 Market St., 07102;
                                                                                                                            Partial funding for NewarkARTS is provided by the U.S.
Gallery 21, 611 McArthur Blvd.; 07102; 424.1700;                                                    Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD),
Gallman`s Newark Dance Theatre School, 600 Broad St., 07102; 592-5628;                         Community Development Block Grant Fund
Garden State Ballet School, 1020 Broad Street, 07102; 623.1033;                                             administered by the City of Newark.
GlassRoots Studio, 10 Bleeker St., 07102; 353.5961;
Greater Newark Conservancy, 303-9 Washington St., 5th Floor, 07102; 642.4646;
Hands, Inc., Valley Arts,15 South Essex Ave., Orange, 07050; 678-3110;
Ice Gallery at the Coffee Cave, 45 Halsey St., 07102; 368.4654;                                                             City of Newark
Institute of Jazz Studies (Dana Library/Rutgers); 185 Univ. Ave., 07102; 353.5595;                                 CORY BOOKER, Mayor
Institute for Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience (Rutgers), 353.1871
                                                                                                                                              MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Jazz Vespers, Bethany Baptist Church, 274 West Market St., 07102; 623-8161
                                                                                                                                            MILDRED CRUMP, At-Large
Jewish Museum of NJ, 145 Broadway, 07104; 674.7003;                                                                         President
Lincoln Park-Coast Cultural District, 111 Mulberry St., Suite 1N, 07102; 242.4144;                                         ANIBAL RAMOS, JR., North Ward
Newark Art Supply, 61 Halsey St., 07102; 230.2828;                                                               AUGUSTO AMADOR, East Ward
                                                                                                                                          RONALD RICE, JR., West Ward
Newark Arts Council, 17 Academy St., Ste. 1104, 07102; 643.1625;
                                                                                                                                          OSCAR JAMES, II, South Ward
Newark Boys Chorus School, 1016 Broad St., 07102; 621.8900;                                             CARLOS GONZALES, At-Large
Newark (City of), Public Information; City Hall; 733.8004;                                                           DONALD M. PAYNE, JR., At-Large
                                                                                                                                           LUIS QUINTANA, At-Large
The Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., 07102, 596.6550;
Newark Preservation & Landmarks Committee, P.O.B.1066, 07101; 622.4910;                            The Newark Arts Council receives major funding for
Newark Public Library, 5 Washington St., 07102; 733.7784;                                                      its programs and publications from The Prudential
Newark Public Schools, Board of Education, 2 Cedar St, 07102;                                            Foundation, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation,
     Office of Visual and Performing Art; 268.5182;                                                                         The J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation, The Victoria
    Arts High, 555 M. L. King, Jr., Blvd.; Performing Arts, 733.7102; Caldwell Gallery, 960.6988                           Foundation, The Horizon Healthcare Foundation of
Newark School of the Arts, 89 Lincoln Park, 07102; 642.0133;                                                New Jersey, Bank of America Foundation, and the
Newark Symphony Hall, 1020 Broad St., 07102; 643.8468;                                          New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
New Jersey Arts Incubator, 64 Wellington Ave., W.O., 07052; 669.0600;
The New Jersey Historical Society, 52 Park Pl., 07102; 596.8500;                                                 This publication is made possible in part
The NJ Cultural Trust, P.O.B. 529, Trenton 08625-0529; 609.984.6767;                                by funds from the New Jersey State Council
                                                                                                                                       on the Arts/Department of State, a partner
New Jersey School of Architecture (NJIT) Gallery, 51 Clifton Ave.; 482.9523                                                            agency of the National Endowment for
New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission, 153 Halsey St., 071002; 648.6279;                                     the Arts and administered by the Essex
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, One Center Street, 07102, 1.888.GO.NJPAC;                                             County Division of Cultural Affairs and
                                                                                                                                       Historic Affairs.
New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts, 593 Bloomfield Ave., Blfld., 07003; 566.9700;
New Jersey State Opera, 50 Park Pl, 07102; 623.5757;
New Jersey State Council on the Arts, P.O.B. 306, Trenton 08625; 609.292.6130;
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, 60 Park Place, 9th Fl., 07102; 624.3713; 255.3476);
New Jersey Transit Arts Community Service, One Penn Plaza E., 07105; 491.7086                                                          Board of Directors
New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, P.O.B. 540, Laurel Springs, 08021; 856.0428;                                            (as of June 23, 2009)
North Jersey Philharmonic Glee Club, P.O.B. 5111, E.O., 07019; 917.853.3977;
                                                                                                                                          Mary W. Dowd, President
Paul Robeson Campus Center (Rutgers), 350 Dr. M.L.King, Jr., Blvd., 07102; 353.5568; Robeson Gallery, 353.1610
Playwrights Theatre’s Newark Young Writers Program, P.O.B.1295; Madison, 07940; 514.1787;                                 Cephas Bowles, Vice President
Priory Jazz & The Atrium at the Priory, 233 West Market St., 07102; 639.7818;                                       Ollyn J. Lettman, Treasurer
Prudential Center, 165 Mulberry St, 07102; 757.6500;
Rutgers Univ., 249 Univ. Ave., 07102; Communications, 353.5262;                                            Joanne Orozco, Secretary
Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Arts Program (Jim Wise & Bradley Hall Theatres); 596.3457;
Sumei Multidisciplinary Arts Center, Button Factory, 84 Hamilton St., 07105; 589-5525;
                                                                                                                                             Carlos C. Aureliano
TEATRO Sí, P.O.B.1640, Cranford, 908.301.9496;
Trilogy: An Opera Company, 32 Howard Ct., 07103; 985.5881;                                                           Susan G. Austin
12 Miles West Theatre Company; P.O.B. 1663, Bloomfield, 07003;                                                            Arthur James Cifelli
UMDNJ Gallery, NJ Medical School, 185 S. Orange Ave., 07101; 972.1216
Umoja Dance Company, P.O.B.1247, Mtc., 07042; 674.0285;                                                                      Anthony Clark
WBGO Jazz-88, 54 Park Pl., 07102; 624.8880; Marketing/PR, ext 261;                                                                 Jeremy Johnson
WISOMM African-American Education Cultural Center, 15 James St., 07102; 297.1275
                                                                                                                                                   John Masi
Zawadi School of African Dance (51 Bruen St,); P.O.B.1223, Hammonton 08037; 908.380.1186;
                                                                                                                                                Steven Mairella
                                                                                                                                                 Linda Morgan
 Join the Newark Arts Council and Become a Volunteer                                                                                            Nikia Simmons
 Please fill out and tear off this section below and send with your check:    Individual (artists and patrons)                                  Melissa A. Smith
 Name                                                                            Benefactor            $200.00                                  Victoria J. Snoy
 Address                                                                         Sponsor               $100.00
                                                                                                                                                 Susan Stucker
 City                                             State      Zip                 Patron                $ 50.00
                                                                                                                                                Stanley Weeks
 Telephone (Day)                                                                 Associate             $ 35.00
 Telephone (Evening)                                                                                                              Linwood J. Oglesby, Executive Director
 E-Mail Address
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 Amount of Check Enclosed                                                        Sponsor               $250.00
 Membership Category (Please check one)                                          Patron                $100.00             The Mission of the Newark Arts Council is to enhance
 Individual:                                                                                                               the visibility of the arts in our community; to encour-
                                                                                 Associate             $ 50.00             age cohesiveness among artists, arts and cultural
       Benefactor ____ Sponsor ____ Patron ___ Associate ___
 Businesses/Corporations/Foundations:                                       Please make checks payable to NAC & mail to:   organizations, and the general public; to strengthen and
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                                                                                                                           of Newark; and to help make Newark a thriving center
 Please send me information about:                                              P. O. Box 1233
                                                                                                                           for artistic and cultural activity.
       NAC’s Artist Registry___ Volunteer Opportunities ___                     Newark, NJ 07101-1233

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Arts People and Places
Check Organization List on page 2 for contact information.                                     NJVLA Runs Fundraiser September 16                                            • Shirley Eddings, West Side H.S. Academy and Paula
                                                                                                                                                                          Yaa McCoy-Frankin, Academy of Vocational Careers, will
Newark Symphony Hall Starts Plans
for Revitalization                                                                             N     J Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts is having a fund-
                                                                                                     raising evening at NJPAC pm Wed., Sept. 16. From
                                                                                               5:30-7:30 pm there will be cocktails and dinner buf-
                                                                                                                                                                          travel to Ghana and Togo to explore how traditional
                                                                                                                                                                          African dance and drumming are used as educational

A    s a result of a May 16 conference, Newark Symphony                                                                                                                   and therapeutic tools for students with special needs.
                                                                                               fet in the Lobby surrounded by paintings, photographs
     Hall: Re-imagined, a committee is beginning to plan                                                                                                                       The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has solicited
                                                                                               and sculptures by NJ lawyers plus music by Nick Pablo
how to preserve and renovate the NSH physical structure                                                                                                                   proposals for a site organization to be the venue for the
                                                                                               Thang. From 7:45-9:30 pm NJ lawyers will perform
and what performances, social and educational pro-                                                                                                                        2010 Dodge Poetry Festival. The Foundation will continue
                                                                                               an original production of “Bye Bye Birdie.” Ads for the
grams would best serve the culturally diverse population                                                                                                                  to be responsible for the programmatic and logisti-
                                                                                               program book: $250-950; ad plus 6 tickets: $1,700; ad
of greater Newark.                                                                                                                                                        cal aspects as it as been for the past 22 years. The site
                                                                                               plus 10 tickets: $2,200, have an Aug. 31 copy deadline.
     The Conference, host-                                                                     Individual tickets, $100 & $150, Sept. 1 deadline.                         which best meets the 17 criteria items is expected to be
ed by NJPAC, was attended                                                                                                                                                 announced by Sept. 4.
                                                                                                    Contact Robert Steinbaum, publisher, NJ Law Jour-
by 278 Newark leaders
                                                                                               nal; 8854.2940;
and was sponsored by the                                                                                                                                                  Personal Notes About Personnel
City of Newark (mayor
                                                                                               Celebration in Works for Amiri Baraka’s                                        David Grant, President and CEO of the Geraldine
and council), Prudential &      Cory A. Booker, Mayor; Grace Spencer,                                                                                                     R. Dodge Foundation will be retiring by June 2010 after
PSE&G Foundations,           Assemblywoman; Ronald Rice, Jr.,Councilman.                       75th Birthday October 7-10
                                                                                                                                                                          nearly 12 years in office.

the Star Ledger, RHB Group, Hon. Robert L. Bowser; and                                               Committee headed by David Muhammed is planning
the Friends of NHS. Supporters included: Lincoln Park                                                a series of events for October 7-10                                      The Newark Preservation & Landmarks Committee
Coast Cultural District (LPCCD), School of the Garden                                          to celebrate the 75th birthday of Amiri                                    gave author Philip Roth its third annual Charles
State Ballet, Newark Boys Chorus School, Samuel L.                                             Baraka. An exhibit of artworks from                                        Cummings Award at its 35th annual awards ceremony
Berliner School, University High School, Cicely Tyson                                          Baraka’s collection, a symposium on                                        on May 20. Roth has made his Newark roots part of
                                         High School for the                                   his political activism, a jazz program,                                    many of his 30 books.
                                         Fine & Performing                                     and a literary event have been proposed
                                         Arts, NJPAC Theater                                   but could not be confirmed by our press                                          At the Newark Public Library,
                                         Square Grill, and                                     date.                             Amiri Baraka                             Wilma J. Grey, Director, received the
                                         Panera Bread.                                                                                                                    Literary Lion Award from the New
                                                                                                    Baraka was born Everett LeRoi Jones in 1924 in
                                                                  Those who                    Newark. After leaving Howard University and the Air                        Jersey Center for the Book. She was
   Guy Sterling, Lawrence Goldman, Dr. Clement A. Price    spoke showed rever-                 Force, he moved to Manhattan’s lower east side in 1957                     honored for her years of devotion to
ence for NSH’s historical legacy, support for renovation                                       and co-edited the avant-garde literary magazine Yugen                      the library profession, her steward-
and preservation and its effect to stimulate the economic                                      and founded Totem Press which first published works                                           ship and management
growth of south Broad Street and the LPCCD. Presenta-                                          by Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and others. In 1964 his                                      of the Newark Public          Wilma Grey

tions were given by:                                                                           controversial play Dutchman was produced; it subse-                                          Library and her commitment to the NJ
Lawrence P. Goldman                                                                            quently won an Obie Award and was made into a play.                                          Center for the Book. J. Dennis Papp
(CEO of NJPAC),                                                                                He was a Harlem resident in 1965 when he founded the                                         retired from the Library at the end of
Clement A. Price (his-                                                                         Black Arts Repertory Theatre/School which dissolved a                                        May after nearly 16. His responsibilities
tory professor, Rutgers                                                                        year later. He returned to Newark in 1966 with his new                                       included writing the library’s newsletter
University), and Guy                                                                           wife, Amina (a founder of Newark’s “Loft,” Spirit House                                      and many of its press releases. Previ-
Sterling (retired Star                 Mildred C, Crump, Councilwoman; Philip S. Thomas, NSH   and the Spirit House Movers).                                                  Dennis Papp   ously, hew was Marketing Communica-
Ledger feature write). Executive Director; Mary Puryear, Prudential Foundation                                                                                            tions Manager for 25 years at various corporations.
                                                                                                    He founded the Committee for Unified Newark and
     Other speakers included: David V. Abramson, New-                                          the Congress of Afrikan People which led to the elec-                           Brandy Wood has succeeded Angelika Beener as
ark Landmarks & Preservation Commission; Joe Levine,                                           tion of Kenneth A. Gibson as the first Black mayor of a                     Marketing Manager at WBGO. Wood was previously
Bone Levine Architects (NYC); Rick Statz and Gunar                                             northeastern city. Since 1968 he has edited, co-edited                     at Festival Productions, under George Wein, for many-
Gruenke, Conrad Schmitt Studios (New Berlin, WI);                                              and written a number of books and poems. He has had                        years, and then continued with the new owners at
Robert C. Povost, marketing, Star Ledger; Leon Denmark,                                        fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the                         Festival Network.
programming, NJPAC; George Jones, Johnson Jones Archi-                                         National Endowment for the Arts. Awards have been
tects Planners (Princeton); Celeste Bateman, Nia Network;                                      given to him by the Rockefeller Foundation, City College                        Newark’s Arts High students and alumni are making
Linwood Oglesby, NAC; Wilson Woodridge, AIA; Rebecca                                           of NY, the Before Columbus Foundation and the Ameri-                       waves. The School’s Poetry in Motion film documentary
Doggett, NJ Institute for Social Justice; Al Bundy, Bundy                                      can Academy of Arts & Letters. Retired as a Professor of                   won the Newark Public School Film Festival Documen-
Productions; Rodney Dickens, VP, PSEG; Elvin Esteves,                                          Africana Studies at SUNY Stony Brook in 1992, he was                       tary Category and then won an Honorable Mention in
Esq., Gibbons PC; and Maria Vizarrondo, Newark’s Dept.                                         Poet Laureate of NJ and Newark Public Schools in 2002.                     the 35th NJ Young Film & Videomaker Festival. Performing
of Child and Family well-being.                                                                Contact Muhammed: 698.9504.                                                Arts & TV Dept. Chair James Manno was director/in-
                                                                                                                                                                          structor of the 32-minute film which had two Newark
Sumei Multidisciplinary Arts Center                                                            Aljira Celebrated 25th Anniversary                                         poets (Divad Sanders & Juba Dowdell) among the five
Finds A New Home                                                                                                                                                          collaborating poets. The students who worked on the

A     fter eight years of looking and four years of “home-
      lessness” Sumei Multidisciplinary Arts Center,
                                                                                               O     n May 19 Aljira celebrated its 25th anniversary and
                                                                                                     the 10th anniversary of its Emerge professional de-
                                                                                               velopment program with a fundraising Fine Art Auction.
                                                                                                                                                                          film were: Allen Thomas, Chemoah Sesay, Jan Carlos
                                                                                                                                                                          Picot, Jasmine Mans, Naja Selby, Sa’Heedah Burrows,
                                                                                                                                                                          Fernanda Da Fonseca, Emmanuel Washington, Deon
headed by Yoland Skeete, has found a new home in the                                           Nearly 200 guests bid on donated original artwork and
                                                                                                                                                                          Rogers and Veyaunce Lain.
old Button Factory in the Ironbound. It took years of                                          prints. Auction
environmental cleanup (of buttons, machines, and flying                                         sponsors were                                                                  Arts High vocal music student Malissa Hanson
and four-legged wild critters) before the property at the                                      Prudential Finan-                                                          (Grade 9) won a full scholarship to attend the Appel
corner of Hamilton Street and Railroad Avenue could be                                         cial, PNC Bank,                                                            Farm Arts & Music Center’s Summer Arts Camp.
sold. It took years for Sumei’s Board members Hal Laes-                                        Edison Park-                                                                    Arts High Alumnus Jamil A.C.
sig (of Newark Metametrics) and Andrew Wu (a Rutgers                                           ing, The Fidelco                                                           Mangan, a professional actor who also
law student) to overcome legal and financial hurdles.                                           Group, David Ellis                                                         attended Newark Boys Chorus School,
                                                                                               Catering, Janlyn                                                           is part of a team visiting Ecuador for
     Sumei was originally on Liberty Street and was
                                                                                               PR, Major Print-                                                           seven weeks starting May 1. Under the
displaced by the building of the Prudential Center.
                                                                                               ing, MCJ Foun-                                                             auspices of Dramatic Adventure The-
During the homeless period from 2005-09, it relied
                                                                                               dation, Newark             Victor Davson, Mary Puryear, Janet Rodriequez
                                                                                                                                                                          atre, Mangan and others in the cadre
on the support of the Newark Arts Council and
                                                                                               Trade, NJ Transit, City National Bank and individuals.                     of directors and performers will direct
St. Stephens Church.
                                                                                               Lauded at the event were New Jersey based artist Willie                    Ecuadorian play groups and then return
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jasmil A.C. Mangan

     The new Button Factor home was built by Barrett                                                                                            Cole, Secretary           to New York to perform a play about their experiences.
and Brown in 1879 of red brick. The four floors are cur-                                                                                         of State Nina
rently being sold as sound-proofed live/work housing for                                                                                        Mitchell Wells,
artists, teachers, architects, and musicians. The second                                                                                        and Prudential            New NAC Board Officers & Members
floor will be artists work studios and small commercial                                                                                          Foundation
art venues. The building forms a U shape around the                                                                                             Program Officer              On June 23, the Newark Arts Council installed new
courtyard which will be turned into a café garden. The                                                                                          Mary Y. Puryear.          Board members and elected new officers.
roof will be a green garden with a sunning area. The first                                                                                                                    Officers are: President: Mary W. Dowd; Vice-
floor Gallery will feature a small stage for performances,                                           Victor Davson, Executive Director, Aljira, Nina Wells,                President: Cephas Bowles; Treasurer: Ollyn J.
a classroom and an archive about Newark and the arts.                                             Carol Ann Herbert, President, NJ State Council on the Arts
                                                                                                                                                                          Lettman; Secretary: Joanne Orozco.
                                                                                               Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Gives
     Starting September, Sumei will house an exhibit                                                                                                                        New Board members (3-year terms) are:
based on “Food for Thought” workshops hosted and                                               Grants & Seeks 2010 Poetry Site
                                                                                                                                                                            Carlos C. Aurellano, Prudential’s Director of the

curated by Stephen McKenzie, Director of Newark                                                      mong the 24 Newark Teacher grants bestowed by                        Community Stewardship (Community Resources
Museum’s Arts Workshops and Artists-in-Residence                                                     the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in March were                      Dept.) His duties include linking volunteers and
programs. On Sept. 12, Sumei will start free weekend art                                       several for art projects:                                                  employees to help nonprofits.
classes for children, teens, and adults in drawing, com-                                          • Kathy Chencharik, Branch Brook School, will attend
puter, photography, multimedia, and collage.                                                   lectures at the Metropolitan Museum of art to prepare for                     Arthur James Cifelli, Port Authority Bus Terminal’s
                                                                                               a visit to France to study impressionist and post-impres-                  Director of Air Rights Development, who also serves
The Newark Public Library Hosts                                                                sionist artists.                                                           as a liaison to Mayor Cory Booker. He previous
Summer Reading Program                                                                                                                                                    worked for Edison Township and several NJ state
                                                                                                 • Mara Hughes, Science Park H. S., will have a 4-week
T   he Prudential Foundation is again sponsoring a Sum-                                        writer’s residency at the Vermont Studio Center.
    mer Reading Challenge at the Newark Public Library.                                          • Thaddeus Expose, Avon Elem. School, will study                            Jeremy Johnson, a professional fundraiser, worked
The program, which runs in all the branches, June 22                                           Balinese music in Bali and its influence on world music.                    at NJPAC for 12 years before becoming the City of
through August 31, features incentives for children of all                                                                                                                Newark’s philanthropic liaison in 2007. In this post,
                                                                                                  • Dorothy Sabio, Maple Elem. School, will go to Alaska
ages to read books. The theme for young children is Be                                         to study native people and animals in order to write a
                                                                                                                                                                          funded by the NJ Council of Grantmakers, he seeks
Creative; the theme for teens: Express Yourself.                                               children’s musical about life in the Arctic Circle.                        statewide, regional and national foundation funds for
                                                                                                                                                                          Newark projects.                                                                                                                                                                    Summer/Fall 2009                           3
Creative Experiences                                                                                                          ing 1) every Thurs., for 6
See Organization List (page 2) if contact information not below   • July 1-22 Summer Classes at Newark School of the
Check Summer Program Openings                                     Arts. Individual private music lessons ($120-$240 for       weeks starting July 9. Each
                                                                  four weekly classes). Group lessons in Dance, Drama,        costs $465; registration

I  t may not be too late to enroll for the following Sum-
   mer programs. Check the contact persons to see if
there is still room.
                                                                  and Visual Arts, afternoon & evenings. $65 for one class;
                                                                  $125 for a package of 3, one in each category. Contact:
                                                                                                                              deadline July 1.
                                                                                                                                 Hot Saturdays. July 11,
                                                                                                                              18 & Aug. 1; 2-5 pm. Have
                                                                  Registrar Vitalina Lopez.
• June 26-28 Summer Dance Camp at Atlantic City Con-                                                                          a hot glass experience be-
vention Center. Cost of $300 includes 5 classes and the           • July 1-Aug. 9 Kids Glass Camp and the following
                                                                                                                              fore committing to a longer
stay at the Sheraton Hotel. Sponsored by Zawadi School            classes available at GlassRoots Studio:
                                                                                                                              class; $85; registration deadline July 6.
of African Dance and Drum.                                            Glassblowing I (beginners) every Tues., for 6 weeks
                                                                                                                                                                   Continued on page 10
                                                                  starting July 7; Glassblowing II (Prerequisite Glassblow-

Arts Groups Hurting
Continued from page 1
the New Jersey Arts Education Partnership, which                       The Newark Museum has cut its extra outside
is forging ahead with its Model Schools project in                programs (such as lectures, films, drop-in art &
which high performing schools would mentor less
well performing ones. The Partnership was created
                                                                  science activities) for the month of August to save
                                                                  money. “August has the poorest attendance of any
                                                                                                                                   ART EDUCATION REPORTS
as a result of the NJ Arts Education Census released              month,” explained Museum spokesperson Jerry                  National Assessment of Education Progress
in 2007 which showed similar results as the recent                Enis of Herbert George Associates. “The museum
                                                                                                                               (NAEP) in the Arts. Due to budget restraints the
NAEP survey. An initial report on the Model Schools               is open will still have its Junior Museum Camp
project was presented at the May meeting of the                   and guided tours by appointment for families and             report only assessed 3,900 students in visual arts,
N.J. State Council on the Arts. (See Box on right)                seniors that month.”                                         and 4,000 students with limited music questions;
                                                                       The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is engag-
                                                                                                                               there were no questions at all on theater and dance
     NJSCA faces a probable severely cut budget for
FY 2010 which would seriously impact the cultural                 ing in a number of collaborations. It has joined with        skills. All students were 8th graders; there were no
groups they fund. Initial budget reports from state               12 other orchestras nationwide to form the Sphinx            funds to assess 4th & 12th graders.
legislators indicate that they are following Governor             Commissioning Consortium (SCC) to increase Black
Jon Corzine’s proposals. Minimum “poison pill” lev-               and Latino participation in professional and educa-              “This Arts Report Card should challenge all
els are maintained for Travel & Tourism ($9 million)              tional endeavors. The NJSO will present the SCC’s            of us to make K-12 arts programs more available
and NJ Cultural Trust ($500,000). The NJ Historical               first commissioned work in its East Coast premiere            to American’s children …We can and should do
Commission appropriate now includes earmarks of                   in October. NJSO is also collaborating with Opera            better for American’s students,” U.S. Secretary of
$418,000 for Afro-American history and Save Ellis                 New Jersey (ONJ) in providing the orchestra for
Island projects; $2.480 million is left for discre-               three productions. In return some of ONJ’s singers
tionary grants. The NJSCA proposed budget is cut                  are appearing in the NJSO summer park concerts.              NJ Arts Education Partnership – Model
by 25% because the Newark Museum, which had                                                                                    Schools Initial Report. The project began in
                                                                       NJPAC is part of the collaboration for one of the
previously been funded separately is now included
                                                                  NJSO & ONJ productions this coming season, said              2008 when the NJ data was analyzed to find schools
with an earmark of $2.187 million. There would be
                                                                  Jeffrey Norman, V.P for Public Affairs. “Although            which had in the 10% of the Index Score, were in the
only $14.441 million left for discretionary grants.
                                                                  ticket sales and donor gifts are strong, we have
                                                                                                                               top by Districts and offered all four art disciplines.
     Said Miller, “If approved, this can have no                  made reductions in the operating budget for FY 10.
other effect but to significantly reduce grants to art             We remain optimistic about the Two Center Street             These schools were thought to be possible men-
groups for operational, program, and educational                  project, especially in light of Mayor Booker’s recent        tors for other schools looking to improve their arts
support. This is destabilizing at best and potentially            designation of the project as one of his “top eco-           education program.
life-threatening to some in this economy.”                        nomic development priorities for the City.”
                                                                                                                                    The 96 top schools originally identified were
     To help with their grantees cash-flow, the NJS-                   The Mayor had also announced during his
                                                                                                                               invited to an information-sharing event and were
CA at their May meeting decided to distribute for                 State of the City speech in February, that Newark
FY10, 85% of the grant money upon execution of                    native and NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is build-               asked to fill out an application. Only 19 schools
the grant agreement (instead of 75%); the balance                 ing One Riverview at Rector Street, a $90 million            applied and 13 of them were selected for Partner-
is given when the final report is accepted.                        25-story tower in the former Science High School             ship team visits; two of the 13 were from Essex
                                                                  building, a few blocks from NJPAC. This facility will        County: Columbia High School (Maplewood-S.O.)
Local Groups Coping                                               be turned into a state-of-the art dinner theater.
                                                                                                                               and Montclair High School.
    A variety of techniques are keeping some local
                                                                  Joint Activities Encouraged                                        The teams looked at collaboration among the
groups afloat – from changing locations to cooper-
ating with other groups on projects, to cutting                        The New Jersey Arts Education Collective                arts staff, integration across disciplines, strong dis-
some services.                                                    (NJAEC) is sponsoring a state-wide roundtable dis-           trict and building support (Board, Superintendent,
                                                                  cussion on July 1, 1-4 pm: “Collaborating Through
    Gallman’s Newark Dance Theatre School
                                                                  the Recession: Ways to Maximize Resources and
                                                                                                                               Principal), scheduling, and the position of Arts Su-
moved from its Central Avenue location to the                                                                                  pervisor. Successful model schools had knowledge
                                                                  Reduce Expenses.” Larry Capo, Exec. Dir. of Young
YMCA at 600 Broad St., near NJPAC. “The landlord
                                                                  Audiences New Jersey will be facilitating this event         of and coordination with other district schools,
wanted to raise the next 5-year lease from $5,000
a year to $7,000, said Alfred Gallman. “Although
                                                                  at the Young Audiences office, 200 Forrestal Road in          passionate staff creating learning environments for
                                                                  Princeton. Participants are urged to come prepared           students, supportive communities, and willingness
enrollment is strong, we just couldn’t do that. Plus,
                                                                  to address: As a Collective, could we negotiate
we will be saving on light and gas costs.”
                                                                  lower printing costs? Would it be possible to share
                                                                                                                               and flexibility to make arts education happen.
     The Newark School for the Arts has been re-                  administrative staff amongst organizations? Where            A full Model Schools Report is expected in the Fall.
structuring the staff and tightening up operations                are the areas that we are reinventing the wheel?
over the past several years. “We do almost all our                (RSVP by June 26:
designing and printing in-house,” said Sherrie Tha-
                                                                       Several Newark groups are among the partici-
ler, director of Development. “The Board and staff
                                                                  pants listed on the NJAEC web site: The Newark
are discussing how to cut the cost of our Gala. And,
                                                                  Arts Council, the Newark Museum, and the New
we hope to renew grant we received this year so
                                                                  Jersey Performing Arts Center.
that in Fiscal Year 2010 we can pass along tuition
discounts to students.”

NAC Art & the City
Continued from page 1                                             Gallery Aferro. Brian Goblick’s wood sun was
     Caryl Lucas, President of Renoir Productions,                judged the best by Anonda Bell, director of Rut-
who served as master of ceremonies, produced the                  gers’ Paul Robeson Galleries; he won the $1000
fashion show. Designers besides Tann included:                    grand prize. Vanesa Carranza won the Popular
Amiat by Tamil Robinson, Nate Hutson, Antonio                     Prize as judged by all the event’s attendees. She
DaSilva, Sofistafunk Skirt Co., Douglas Says, Belinda              garnered $500 for her guitar piece.
McGuire, Eman, Cotton Candy and Salima’s Fash-
                                                                       The 16 other artists exhibiting were: Maria De
ion. Professional models mingled among the guests
                                                                  Jesus, Norm Francoeur, Natalie Giugni, Matthew
showing off jeweled tone wrap dresses, loungewear,
                                                                  Gosser, Aimee Hertog, Alonzo Kennerly, Arcady
hand-printed silk dresses, whimsical skirts, and
                                                                  Kotler, Robert Lach, Grace Marquinhas, Cid Men-
evening gowns. Lucas was aided by stylists Drew
                                                                  dez Jr., Kevin Merkle, Judy Negron, Matthew Nico-
Felton, Terina Meca McKinney, and Ron of Bojuuxx
                                                                  losi, Lynn Presley, Elisa Pritzker, and Kevin Samp-
Jewelry plus Lenny Hamilton and his staff.
                                                                  son. More than one-third of the sculptures exhib-
     The sculpture garden held works up to five feet               ited were sold at the Silent Auction held as part
high, a departure from previous years’ competition                of the event. Fashion designer Narisco Rodriquez,
of table-top sized art. Metal, wood, and glass were               who has had his clothes worn by first lady Michele
the components of the works submitted through                     Obama, donated a book for the Auction.

 4       Summer/Fall 2009                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                        NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
                                                                                                                                        5-10 pm. Theater Square. Sounds of the City.
                                                                                                                                          5-6, 6:15-7, 7:45-8:30, 9:30-10. DJ Duce Martinez
                                                                                                                                          5:30-6:15. Soul music R&B singer Walter Christopher
                                                                                                                                          7-7:45. Jubilation Gospel, voices dedicated to African-
                                                                                                                                        American sacred music; led by Rev. Stefanie Minatee
                                                                                                                                          8:30-9:30. Kenny Bobien, Jubilation Band

                                                                                                                                        PRUDENTIAL CENTER
                                                                                                                                        **7 pm. Demi Lovato with
                                                                                                                                        David Archuleta. The two
                                                                                                                                        teen singing/songwriting
                                                                                                                                        stars perform their pop
                                                                                                                                        and rock hits. Both Demi,
                                                                                                                                        a Disney Channel movie
                                                                                                                                        star, and tenor David,
                                                                                                                                        an American Idol finalist,
Events for above dates are coded: *for children; ** for teens; ***   Saturday 20                                                        also play guitar and piano.
for families, !Non-Newark location, (OC) open-captions for the                                                                          $42.50 & $52.50.
hearing impaired. For updates check sponsor organization or
                                                                     THE NEWARK MUSEUM (page 2). Event sponsors                                                                                                                                          David Archuleta
may change or add to the web listing: events@newarkarts.
                                                                     *1, 1:30, 2 pm. Drop-In Gallery Tours. See 6-17.                   Friday 26                              Demi Lovato
                                                                     ***1-2 pm, 3-4 pm. Family Tour: “Fire Escapes – Danger &
org. Telephone area code is 973 unless otherwise given. Also,
                                                                     Survival.” Real equipment and true escape stories at the
since programs may change or institutions may be closed for                                                                             THE NEWARK MUSEUM
                                                                     Hazard House.
holidays, please check before visiting.                                                                                                 *1, 1:30, 2 pm. Drop-In Gallery Tours. See 6-17.
                                                                      ***2-3, 4-5 pm. Family Tour: “Once Upon a Dime – The World
                                                                     of Money.” Learn interactively money’s history, types, and
                                                                                                                                        DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
                           JUNE                                      spending options plus solve a counterfeiting crime.
                                                                     ***1-4 pm. Drop-In Art Activities (ongoing). “Draw Like An
                                                                                                                                        ***2 pm. Film: “The Amazing Telescope.” See 6-17.
                                                                     Egyptian.” Visit the Classical Galleries then draw like an
Wednesday 17                                                         ancient scribe and express yourself with pictures and              PRIORY JAZZ SERIES
                                                                     hieroglyphics.                                                     7-11 pm. Friday Night Jazz: Ty Stephens, vocals. See 6-19.
THE NEWARK MUSEUM                                                    ***1-4 pm. Drop-in Science Activities (ongoing). “Insects”;
   Closed Mon. & Tues., unless noted. Until June 30 and After        explore their world.                                               Saturday 27
October 1: Wed. through Fri. noon-5 pm; Sat. & Sun 10 am-5
pm. July 1 through Sept. 30: Wed. through Sun. noon-                 DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
5 pm. Barrier-free entrance available. Tours,12:30-3 pm, free        *1 & 3 pm. Film: “Sky Quest” (35 min., age 6-10). See stars,
                                                                                                                                        THE NEWARK MUSEUM
with Suggested Admissions: Adults $10; Children, Seniors,                                                                               *1, 1:30, 2 pm. Drop-In Gallery Tours. See 6-17.
                                                                     constellations, and telescopic views of the Moon, Mars,
Students with valid ID $6; Discounts for AAA members and                                                                                *** Family Tours: 1& 3 pm.& 2 & 4 pm. See 6-20.
                                                                     Jupiter and Saturn.
Amtrak ticket-holders; Free for Members, residents of Newark,                                                                           ***1-4 pm. Art & Science Drop-In Activities. See 6-20.
                                                                     ***2 pm. Film: “The Amazing Telescope.” See 6-17.
and others, including employees of 39 corporate underwriters.        ***4 pm. Film: “New Jersey Skies” (30 min, age 8+). Explore
*1, 1:30, 2 pm. Drop-In Gallery Tours (1/2 h r.) for Individuals;    the winter sky to find nebulae, star clusters and galaxies.         DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
group tours must be arranged in advance: 596.6613.                                                                                      Films: See 6-20 for *1 & 3 pm. “Sky Quest” & ***4 pm. “NJ
                                                                     GALLMAN’S NEWARK DANCE THEATRE SCHOOL                              Skies.” See 6-17 for ***2 pm. Film: “The Amazing Telescope.”
DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                                 ***7 pm. George Washington Carver Elementary School,
    As part of the Newark Museum, the Planetarium has gener-         333 Clinton Pl. Spring Dance Recital. “America The Beautiful”      GALLERY AFERRO
ally the same hours as the Museum. The Planetarium Gallery           features original works by GNDTS Staff highlighting perfor-        7-10 pm. Aferro Residencies Open Studios plus Opening
features “Saturn: Exploring a Celestial Wonder” with the             mances in dance (ballet, modern, hip hop, jazz, and tap) plus      Receptions for two exhibits: “Real Cool Time” by painter
Cassini spacecraft, ongoing noon-5 pm. Wed. through Sun.             pieces by pianist/composer Kendell Kardt and choreographer         Andrew Leo Baron and “ Deceptive Landscapes” by new
All programs include a night sky tour and explanation of how         Fred Benjamin. $20.                                                media artist Hector Canonge.
to view the planets. An adult must accompany all children.
   Planetarium tickets: Adults $3, Children under 12, seniors,       GALLERY AFERRO                                                     Sunday 28
and college students $2. Tickets must be purchased at the            7-10 pm. Art Benefit Silent Auction (see 6-19) plus second
front desk upon entering the Museum and are separate from            floor art yard sale/flea market and live entertainment by
Museum’s suggested admission fees. Coupons and compli-               Ndaje, Nadine LaFond of Swampadelica with friends, Eldad           THE NEWARK MUSEUM
mentary tickets must also be redeemed at this time. Tickets          Tarmu and others.                                                  *1, 1:30, 2 pm. Drop-In Gallery Tours. See 6-17.
go on sale as soon as the Museum opens on a first-come,                                                                                  *** Family Tours 1& 3 pm., 2 & 4 pm. See 6-20.
first-served basis only and seating is limited; recommended to                                                                           ***1-4 pm. Art & Science Drop-In Activities (ongoing). See 6-20.
arrive an hour before show time. No children under age four
                                                                     Sunday 21
and no strollers permitted. Call Newark Skyline, 596.6529 for                                                                           DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
updates or Sky Watch page: Note                THE NEWARK MUSEUM                                                  Films: See 6-20 for *1 & 3 pm. “Sky Quest” & ***4 pm. “NJ
that the Planetarium is closed for maintenance Aug. 22               *1, 1:30, 2 pm. Drop-In Gallery Tours. See 6-17.                   Skies.” See 6-17 for ***2 pm. Film: “The Amazing Telescope.”
through Sept. 11.                                                    *** Family Tours (hour-long): 1& 3 pm.: “Fire Escapes”;
***2 pm. Film: “The Amazing Telescope: Two Small Pieces of           2 & 4 pm. “Once Upon a Dime. See 6-20.
                                                                     ***1-4 pm. Drop-In Activities (ongoing). Art: “Draw Like An
                                                                                                                                        CITY of NEWARK Neighborhood &
Glass” (40 min., age 10+). Celebrate the International Year of
                                                                     Egyptian”; Science: “Insects”; See 6-20.                           Recreational Services
Astronomy and the 400 years of telescope history from Galileo
                                                                                                                                        3 pm. Lincoln Park. Spiritual Unity Day. Gospel musicians
to the Hubble. See how telescopes work and how large obser-
                                                                                                                                        include Chicago Quartet Spencer Taylor & Highway QCs, NJ-
vatories use them. Sound track by London Symphony.                   DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
                                                                                                                                        based Hi-Lite Juniors, and two Newark groups: the all-female
                                                                     Films: See 6-20 for *1 & 3 pm. “Sky Quest” & ***4 pm. “NJ
                                                                                                                                        Divas Redemption, and the Frierson Brothers. Other perform-
PRUDENTIAL CENTER                                                    Skies.” See 6-17 for ***2 pm. Film: “The Amazing Telescope.”
                                                                                                                                        ers: Linell Andrews and One Voice, La Vid Verdardara Latin
*7 pm. Thomas & Friends Live! Toys come to life in this                                                                                 Praise Singers, Evangelist Loraine Stancil, and a Newark
production of “A Circus Comes To Town.” Thomas’ big mistake          Tuesday 23                                                         Community Gospel Music Showcase. Dr. Albert J. Lewis,
causes all the engines and people of Sodor to work together.                                                                            founder of the World Gospel Music Association will receive a
$18-$63.                                                             THE NEWARK PUBLIC LIBRARY                                          special tribute. 733.4311.
                                                                     ***10:30 am. Main Branch. Kickoff for Children’s Summer
Thursday 18                                                          Reading Program. Mark H. Wurst, comedian, magician, and            Monday 29
                                                                     author, presents “The Library Magic and Creativity Show.”
PRUDENTIAL CENTER                                                    Refreshments; prizes.
                                                                                                                                        THE NEWARK MUSEUM – Newark Black
*10:30 am & 7 pm. Thomas & Friends. See 6-17.
                                                                                                                                        Film Festival
                                                                     Wednesday 24                                                       *10:30 am. Newark Public Library. Youth Cinema: “Global
THE NEWARK MUSEUM                                                                                                                       Wonders” (ages 4-12, 56 min.). An interactive adventure about
*1, 1:30, 2 pm. Drop-In Gallery Tours. See 6-17.                     CITY of NEWARK Neighborhood &                                      African-American culture: the art of Horace Pippin, the music of
                                                                     Recreational Services                                              Louis Armstrong, achievements of Jackie Robinson, Dr. Martin
DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                                 Noon-2 pm. Washington Park. Lunchtime Concert: Donald              Luther King, Jr., and others.
***2 pm. Film: “The Amazing Telescope.” See 6-17.                    Parker & The Brothers 2+2 Band (Classic & Contemporary R&B).
                                                                                                                                        Tuesday 30
THE BARAT FOUNDATION                                                 THE NEWARK MUSEUM
6-9 pm. Supper Club & Fundraiser” for “Newark Meets Van              *1, 1:30, 2 pm. Drop-In Gallery Tours. See 6-13.                   ESSEX COUNTY CULTURAL & HISTORIC AFFAIRS
Gogh” scholarship recipients. Meet the Newark students sup-
                                                                                                                                        Summer Music Concert
ported to spend a summer in a southern France artist colony.         THE NEWARK MUSEUM – Newark Black                                   7 pm. Independence Park. Nancy Assis
                                                                     Film Festival
Friday 19                                                            *7 pm. Johnson Auditorium. Adult Cinema: “Cosmic Slop”
                                                                     (83 min.) Celebrate the opening of the 35th annual NBFF and                                      JULY
                                                                     the 15th anniversary of the Hudlin Bros.’ Twilight Zone-inspired
THE NEWARK MUSEUM                                                                                                                       Wednesday 1
*1, 1:30, 2 pm. Drop-In Gallery Tours. See 6-17.                     trilogy which was run as an HBO special in 1994. Speaker:
                                                                     Warrington Hudlin, filmmaker and founder of DV
                                                                     Hosts: Gloria H. Buck and Dr. Clement A. Price.                    CITY of NEWARK Neighborhood &
DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                                                                                                    Recreational Services
***2 pm. Film: “The Amazing Telescope.” See 6-17.                                                                                       Noon-2 pm. Washington Park. Lunchtime Concert: Candida
                                                                     DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
                                                                     ***2 pm. Film: “The Amazing Telescope.” See 6-17.                  Rose (Jazz Vocalist).
6-8 pm. Preview for Art Benefit Silent Auction. Donated works
                                                                     THE NEWARK PUBLIC LIBRARY                                          THE NEWARK MUSEUM
by 130+ artists help Gallery Aferro to finalize its nonprofit                                                                             ! pm. Gallery Tour: “Objects Tell Amazing Stories.”
                                                                     6 pm. Main Branch. 4 Fl. Auditorium. On My Way to Heaven:
501c.3 status and to expand its range of programs.                                                                                      2:30 pm. Gallery Tour: “The Ballantine House & Yinka Shoni-
                                                                     a film documentary about 300 gospel legends presented by
                                                                                                                                        bare MBE Exhibit: Party Time: Re-Imagining America.
                                                                     Dr. Albert Lewis. RSVP 733.7793 or
7-11 pm. St. Joseph’s Plaza. Friday                                                                                                     THE NEWARK MUSEUM – Newark Black
Night Jazz. Carlos Francis, horns.                                   Thursday 25                                                        Film Festival
Food/Beverage purchase required.                                                                                                        *1 pm. Johnson Auditorium. Youth Cinema. See 6-29.
                                                                     THE NEWARK MUSEUM                                                   7 pm. Johnson Auditorium. Adult Cinema: “This Is My Africa;”
                                                                     *1, 1:30, 2 pm. Drop-In Gallery Tours. See 6-17.                   said to be “a 50-minute crash course in African culture.” Pro-
                                                                                                                                        gram: “The Continent Up Close and Personal.” Speaker: Zina
                                                                     DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                               Saro-Wiwa, writer/filmmaker/director. Hosts: N.L. Akili Buchan-
                             Carlos Francis
                                                                     ***2 pm. Film: “The Amazing Telescope.” See 6-17.                  nan and Gloria H. Buck. 5:45 pm Reception and private view-
                                                                                                                                        ing of “Party Time: Re-Imagine America,” by Yinke Shonibare
                                                                                                                                        MBE. RSVP 596.6550 or                                                                                                                                  Summer/Fall 2009                            5
DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                                     Tuesday 7                                                         !ESSEX COUNTY CULTURAL &
***1:30 pm. Film: “The Amazing Telescope.” See 6-17.                                                                                       HISTORIC AFFAIRS
*2:30 pm. Film: “Sky Tellers” (age 5-9; 35 min.). Science and            ESSEX COUNTY CULTURAL &                                           7:30 pm. Brookdale Park; Blmfld./Mtc.
legends and myths from American Indians, Greece, Japan and                                                                                 Summer Music Concert:
Africa explain the origin of stars, constellations and planets.
                                                                         HISTORIC AFFAIRS
                                                                                                                                           The Duprees. Suggested $2 donation
                                                                         Summer Music Concerts:
***3:30 pm. Film: “Lunar Odyssey” (age 6+; 35 min.). Experts                                                                               for parking on site.
in lunar mythology, history, science and astronomy lead a 40th           !7 pm. Monte Irwin Orange Park; Orange.
Anniversary trip to the Moon.                                            Bradford Hayes.
                                                                         7:30 pm. Branch Brook Park. NJ Symphony                           Saturday 11
                                                                         Orchestra, Opera NJ Soloists and Fireworks.
THE NEWARK PUBLIC LIBRARY                                                                                                                                                                      The Duprees
6 pm. Main Branch. 2nd Fl. Board Room. Aquila Theatre’s Page
                                                                                                            Bradford Hayes                 DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
                                                                                                                                           Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See
+ State Series. Book Discussions. Rosa Andujar, classical lit-           Wednesday 8
erature instructor at Princeton University, discusses “The Gos-                                                                            7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”
pel at Colonus” by Lee Brener plus presents a short film. Book            CITY of NEWARK Neighborhood &
available for check out as part of the series. RSVP 733.7793.                                                                              Sunday 12
                                                                         Recreational Services
                                                                         Noon-2 pm. Washington Park. Lunchtime Concert: Bryan-
Thursday 2                                                               Beninghove Organ Trio (saxophones).                               DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
                                                                                                                                           Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See
DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                                     DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                              7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”
***Noon-1:30 pm. Project Sunscope (weather permitting).                  Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See
Solar telescope outside museum allows safe viewing of                    7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”    NEWARK SYMPHONY HALL
sunspots, etc.                                                                                                                             7:30 pm. Sarah Vaughan Concert Hall. Maze featuring Frankie
Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See             THE NEWARK MUSEUM – Newark Black                                  Beverly. Songs from their 30-year history include “We Are
7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”           Film Festival         Sakia Gunn                                  One,” “The Morning After,” and “Joy & Pain.” $54.50 - $86.50.
                                                                         *1 pm. Johnson Auditorium. Youth Cinema.
THE NEWARK MUSEUM                                                        See 7-6.
***12:15-1:45 pm. Jazz in the Garden (rain or shine). Nilson             7 pm. Johnson Auditorium. Adult Cinema:
                                                                                                                                           Monday 13
Matta-Brazilian Voyage, bass. Adult $3; Child & Museum                   “Dreams Deferred: The Sakia Gunn Film
Member free.                                                             Project” (58 min.). The true story of 15-year                     THE NEWARK MUSEUM – Newark Black
***1-4 pm. Art Drop-in Activity. See 9-5.                                old Sakia Gunn, a young Black lesbian who                         Film Festival
! & 2:30 pm Gallery Tours. See 7-1.                                      was murdered in Newark in 2003, a victim                          *10:30 am. Newark Public Library. Youth
                                                                         of intolerance, shame, hate, and silence.                         Cinema (ages 4-12): “I Lost My Tooth in
NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER                                        Program: “To Be Young, Gifted, Black and                          Africa” (30 min), the African custom of
5-10 pm. Theater Square. Sounds of the City.                             Safe.” Speaker Charles B. Brack, producer/                        receiving two chickens for a tooth placed
   5-5:45, 6:30-7:15, 8-8:45, 9:30-10. DJ Delmar Browne.                 director, and Jane Dowell-Burton, Newark Essex Pride              under a gourd. “Lincoln and Douglass (12
   5:45-6:30. Josee. Haitian songstress blends R&B, soft                 Coalition. Hosts: Ralph R. Waller and Tynesha McHarris.           min.): celebrating Lincoln’s 200th birthday
Kompa, light Jazz, a twist of Zouk, and Caribbean rhythms;                                                                                 year, and showing the rivals’ strong bond
Emmanuel Laine, drum; Charlson Duverne, keys; Barrow,                    THE NEWARK MUSEUM                                                 over shared ideals. “An Apple for Harriet
guitar; Aslin, bass.                                                     ! & 2:30 pm Gallery Tours. See 7-1.                               Tubman” (12 min.): her life of hardships
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Lincoln and Douglass
   7:15-8, 8:45-9:30. BelO. Haitian international singer-song-           *1:30-4:30 pm. Art Drop-in Activity (ongoing):” Dramatic          & achievements.
writer, won 2006 Radio France International Award and toured             Design: Amazing Native American Indian Treasures.” Be
11 African nations. He mixes Jazz, Worldbeat, Reggae and                 inspired by the designs on Indian functional objects; then        Tuesday 14
Afro-Haitian.                                                            create your own.
                                                                         *1:30-4:30 pm. Science Drop-In Activity (ongoing): “Designed
                                                                                                                                           ESSEX COUNTY CULTURAL & HISTORIC AFFAIRS
!ESSEX COUNTY CULTURAL & HISTORIC AFFAIRS                                for Flight: Amazing Avian Adaptations.” Learn how birds can fly.
                                                                                                                                           7 pm. Ivy Hill Park. Summer Music Concert: Denise Hamilton.
7:30 pm. Brookdale Park; Blmfld./Mtc. Summer Music Concert:
NJ Symphony Orchestra, Opera NJ Soloists and Fireworks.                  Thursday 9
Suggested $2 donation for parking on site.                                                                                                 Wednesday 15
                                                                         DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
                                                                         ***Noon-1:30 pm. Project Sunscope (weather permitting).
                                                                                                                                           CITY of NEWARK Neighborhood &
                                                                         See 7-2.                                                          Recreational Services
                                                                         Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See      Noon-2 pm. Washington Park. Lunchtime Concert.
                                                                         7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”    Dwight Smith Quartet (Jazz vocalists).

                                                                         THE NEWARK MUSEUM                                                 DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
                                                                                                                                           ***Noon-1:30 pm. Project Sunscope (weather permitting).
                                                                         ***12:15-1:45 pm. Jazz in the Garden
                                                                                                                                           See 7-2.
                                                                         (See 7-2). T.S. Monk, drummer.
                                                                                                                                           Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See
                                                                         ! & 2:30 pm Gallery Tours. See 7-1.
                                   NJ Symphony Orchestra                                                                                   7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”
                                                                         1:45-2:10 pm. Curator’s Choice Tour:
Friday 3                                                                 Christa Clarke: “Eagle Coffin by Kane
                                                                         Quaye, Ghana, 2006.”                                              THE NEWARK MUSEUM – Newark Black
THE NEWARK MUSEUM                                                        *1:30-4:30 pm. Art & Science                                      Film Festival
! & 2:30 pm Gallery Tours. See 7-1.                                      Drop-in Activities. See 7-8.                                      *1 pm. Johnson Auditorium.
                                                                                                        T.S. Monk                          Youth Cinema. See 7-13.
DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                                                                                                       7 pm. NJ Institute of Technology.
                                                                         NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER                                 Adult Cinema: “Medicine for Mel-
Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See             5-10 pm. Theater Square. Sounds of the City.
7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”                                                                             ancholy” (88 min.): Barry Jenkins’
                                                                           5-5:45, 6:30-7, 7:45-8:30, 9:30-10. DJ Adam Cruz.
                                                                                                                                           award-winning independent film
                                                                           5:45-6:30. Jodelle, Piano, pop rock & theatrical.
                                                                                                                                           (1988) of two young urbanities
PRIORY JAZZ SERIES                                                         7-7:45. Heritage OP
                                                                                                                                           looking for love and self-definition.
7-11 pm. Friday Jazz: Rudy Walker Ensemble, drums.                         8:30-9:30. Zozo Afrobeat
                                                                                                                                           Program: “What’s Love Got to Do
See 6-19.
                                                                                                                                           With It?” Speaker: Barry Jenkins,
                                                                         CITY of NEWARK Neighborhood &                                     filmmaker. Hosts: Theodore T.
NEWARK SYMPHONY HALL                                                     Recreational Services                                             Johnson and Anthony G. Clark.             What’s Love Got to Do With It?
7:30-10 pm. Sarah Vaughan Concert Hall. Afrika. African mov-             7-9 pm. Lincoln Park. Neighborhood Concert: “Blues in the
ie star Van Vicker hosts a colorful trendy fashion show, musical         Park.” Steve Sugar and Spice Band; Abdullah Muhammad.             THE NEWARK MUSEUM
performers: Bice (from Nigera), Zamunda African Acrobats,                Rain Date: 7-10.                                                  ! & 2:30 pm Gallery Tours. See 7-1.
South African dancers Juxtapower, Kulumele (Phila., drum-                                                                                  *1:30-4:30 pm. Art Drop-in Activity (ongoing):”The Power of
ming and dancing ensemble), and Koleurz (US). $30 - $85.                 !ESSEX COUNTY CULTURAL &                                          Symbols and Symbols of Power: Amazing Treasures from
                                                                         HISTORIC AFFAIRS                                                  Africa.” Discover why an African chief might carry a miniature
Saturday 4                                                               7 pm. Irvington Park; Irvington. Summer                           chair or why another might choose a coffin shaped like a giant
                                                                         Music Concert: Vincent Ector Quartet.                             eagle. Sculpt a miniature animal shape that symbolizes one of
DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                                                                                                       your unique characteristics.
                                                                                                                                           *1:30-4:30 pm. Science Drop-In Activity (ongoing). “Beaks and
Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See             Friday 10                          Vincent Ector
                                                                                                                                           Feet:” how ducks and blue jays fit their environments.
7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”
                                                                         DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                              PRUDENTIAL CENTER
Sunday 5                                                                 Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See
                                                                                                                                           ***7:30 pm. Cirque du Soleil: Alegria. Jubiliation is explored as
                                                                         7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”
                                                                                                                                           the handing down of power: from ancient monarchies to mod-
DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                                                                                                       ern democracies; from old age to youth. $45-$95.
Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See             THE NEWARK MUSEUM
7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”           ***1 pm. Johnson Auditorium. Performance: “The Catskill
                                                                         Puppet Theatre presents Hiawatha.” The Iroquois boy seeks         Thursday 16
ICE GALLERY AT THE COFFEE CAVE                                           a vision.
3-8 pm. Opening Exhibit Reception for “An Excess of Ethnicity.”          ! & 2:30 pm Gallery Tours. See 7-1.                               DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
                                                                         1-4 pm. Senior Friday: Activities include “The Secret Lives of    Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See
                                                                         Bees: The World’s Most Important Pollinators.” Pre-register:      7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”
Monday 6                                                                 596.6613.
                                                                         *1:30-4:30 pm. Art & Science Drop-in Activities. See 7-8.         THE NEWARK MUSEUM
THE NEWARK MUSEUM                                                                                                                          ***12:15-1:45 pm. Jazz in the
                                                                                                       Stephen L. McLean
– Newark Black                                                           PRIORY JAZZ SERIES                                                Garden (See 7-2). Cecil Bridge-
Film Festival                                                            7-11 pm. Friday Jazz: Stephen L. McLean,                          water & Quartet, trumpet.
*10:30 am. Newark Public Library.                                        Jr., vocals. See 6-19.                                            ! & 2:30 pm Gallery Tours.
Youth Cinema (ages 4-12):                                                                                                                  See 7-1.
“Chato and the Party Animals”                                                                                                              1:45-2:10 pm. Curator’s Choice
                                                                         BRANCH BROOK PARK ALLIANCE
(10 min); Novio Boy’s first-time                                                                                                            Tour: Ulysses Grant Dietz:
birthday party. “Incredible Voyage
                                                                         & ESSEX COUNTY PARKS,                                             Roux Sideboard by Alexander
of Bill Pinkney” (45 min.): Bill                                         RECREATION &                                                      Roux and a brass stand.
Cosby narrates this documentary                                          CULTURAL AFFAIRS                                                  *1:30-4:30 pm. Art & Science
of the first African-American to sail                                     ***7 pm. Movies Under the Stars.                                  Drop-in Activities. See 7-16.
around the world.                                                        “Mamma Mia” begins at sundown. Pre-movie: Karaoke, face
                                                                         painting and other family-friendly movies. Bring blankets
                                           Chato and the Party Animals   and snacks.                                                                             Cecil Bridgewater

  6       Summer/Fall 2009                                                                                                                       
NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER                                Monday 20                                                          NEW JERSEY PERFORMING
5-10 pm. Theater Square. Sounds of the City.                                                                                        ARTS CENTER
   5-5:45, 6:30-7, 7:45-8:30, 9:30-10. DJ Max-Jerome,                                                                               5-10 pm. Theater Square. Sounds
                                                                 THE NEWARK MUSEUM – Newark Black Film
hip hop journalist, on WBAI-FM.                                                                                                     of the City.
   5:45-6:30. House of Waters, eclectic music: Max ZT,
                                                                 *10:30 am. Newark Public Library.                                     5-5:45, 6:30-7:15, 8-8:45.
hammered dulcimer; Luke Notary, percussion, Moto                                                                                    DJ Tee Mallory.
                                                                 Youth Cinema “(ages 4-12): “Cliques,
Fukushima, bass.                                                                                                                       5:45-6:30. Stein Brothers. a
                                                                 Phonies & Other Baloney (30 min.);
   7-7:45. Marvin Sewell Group, American and world music:                                                                           personal take on bebop.
                                                                 animated suggestions of how to be
Sewell, guitars; Satoshi Takieshi, percussion; Rachelle Gar-                                                                           7:15-8. Dion Parsons,
                                                                 different and be open to differences
niez, accordion; Jerome Harris, acoustic bass guitar.                                                                               21st Century Band.
                                                                 in others. “Garrett’s Gift: The Story
   8:30-9:30. Dapp Theory. Spoken-word poet connects music                                                                             8:45-9:45. Don Braden Big Funk
                                                                 of Garrett Morgan” (19 min.); Queen
to stories of collective responsibility: leader & pianist Andy                                                                      Band: a blend of jazz, funk and
                                                                 Latifah narrates this animation about
Milne; poet John Moon; John Beaty, sax; Chris Tordini, bass;                                                                        jam: Nick Rolfe, keyboard, Karl            Stein Brothers
                                                                 the man and his many inventions,
Kenny Grohowski, drums.                                                                                                             Latham, drum, Gary Foote, bass, Don Branden, sax/composer.
                                                                 including the traffic signal. “The Hun-
                                                                 terman and the Crocodile” (10 min.);
PRUDENTIAL CENTER                                                West African folktale about living in harmony with nature.
***7:30 pm. Cirque du Soleil: Alegria. Jubiliation. See 7-15.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Big Funk Band
                                                                 THE NEWARK MUSEUM
Friday 17                                                        10:30-4 pm. Art in Depth Lecture/Symposium: “Andy Warhol.”
                                                                 The life and work of one of America’s most influential artists is
                                                                 explored by two Art History associate professors: Michael Lobel
THE NEWARK MUSEUM                                                of SUNY Purchase and Richard Meyer of Univ. of So. Cal. plus
! & 2:30 pm Gallery Tours. See 7-1.
                                                                 Thomas Sokolowski, director, Andy Warhol Museum. Full Day:
***1 pm. Johnson Auditorium. Performance: “Ssuuna: Eda Ne                                                                           ESSEX COUNTY CULTURAL & HISTORIC AFFAIRS
                                                                 members $35; non-members $45. Morning or afternoon only:
Kakati” (From the Past to the Present). Learn about Uganda’s                                                                        7 pm. Ivy Hill Park. Summer Music Concert: James Gibbs.
                                                                 $25. (Optional box lunch $15 must be ordered by July 15). Must
culture through traditional dances and instruments.
                                                                 pre-register: 596.6613.
*1:30-4:30 pm. Art & Science Drop-in Activities. See 7-16.                                                                          NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
                                                                 NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER                                  7:30 pm. Victoria Theater. Sweeney Todd. See 7-17.
                                                                 7:30 pm. Victoria Theater. Sweeney Todd. See 7-17.
Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See
7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”
                                                                                                                                    Friday 24
                                                                 Tuesday 21
PRUDENTIAL CENTER                                                                                                                   LINCOLN PARK COAST CULTURAL DISTRICT
                                                                                                                                    Noon-8 pm. 4th Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival. “Gospel
***3:30 & 7:30 pm. Cirque du Soleil: Alegria. Jubiliation.       CITY of NEWARK Neighborhood & Recreational                         Music in the Park”: McDonald’s Gospel Fest Best Talent: choirs,
See 7-15.                                                        Services                                                           steppers, praise dancers, soloists, comedians. Poets and local
                                                                 ***Noon-9 pm. Bradley Court Housing Complex. Family &              artists; YOPAT’s “Newark Idol” Youth. Hosted by
BRANCH BROOK PARK ALLIANCE & ESSEX                               Friends Festival. Lisa Lou’s One Woman Circus Show” and            Dr. Albert Lewis.
COUNTY PARKS, RECREATION &                                       Valerie Adams and the New Dimensions (R&B).
CULTURAL AFFAIRS                                                                                                                    THE NEWARK MUSEUM
***7 pm. Movies Under the Stars. “The Goonies.” See 7-10.        !ESSEX COUNTY CULTURAL & HISTORIC AFFAIRS                          ! & 2:30 pm Gallery Tours. See 7-1.
                                                                 7 pm. Verona Park; Verona. Summer Music Concer: Willie             ***1 pm. Johnson Auditorium. Performance: “Freestyle
PRIORY JAZZ SERIES                                               Dalton & The Real Deal Big Band.                                   Repertory Theatre presents Theatresports: Improv Your Mind.”
7-11 pm. Friday Jazz: Jazz Elders; vocals & instruments.                                                                            Two teams of actors compete in improvising with audience
See 6-19.                                                        NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER                                  participation.
                                         Sweeney Todd            7:30 pm. Victoria Theater. Sweeney Todd. See 7-17.                 *1:30-4:30 pm. Art & Science Drop-in Activities. See 7-22.
ARTS CENTER                                                      Wednesday 22                                                       DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
7:30 pm. Victoria Theater. Swee-                                                                                                    Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See
ney Todd, The Demon Barber of                                                                                                       7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”
Fleet Street (age 14+). The NJ Youth
                                                                 CITY of NEWARK Neighborhood &
                                                                 Recreational Services                                              !***9 pm-Midnight. Riker Hill Park, Liv. Summer Stargazing
Theatre presents a new production                                                                                                   (free). Use telescopes to see the wonders of the summer sky.
of the Broadway musical (music and                               Noon-2 pm. Washington Park. Lunchtime Concert: Hunter
                                                                 Hayes (One-man Show).                                              Co-sponsored by the Essex County Dept. of Parks. (Rain date:
lyrics by Stephen Sondheim). Barber                                                                                                 Sat., 7-25).
Benjamin Barker aka Todd returns to 19th
Century London to extract revenge for his                        DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
false imprisonment with the help of baker                        Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See       BRANCH BROOK PARK ALLIANCE &
Mrs. Lovett. He murders his victims in                           7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”     ESSEX COUNTY PARKS, RECREATION &
the barber chair and she turns them into                                                                                            CULTURAL AFFAIRS
London’s tastiest meat pies. $16-$35.                            THE NEWARK MUSEUM                                                  ***7 pm. Movies Under the Stars. “Iron Man.” See 7-10.
                                                                 ! & 2:30 pm Gallery Tours. See 7-1.
!ESSEX COUNTY CULTUR-                                            *1:30-4:30 pm. Art Drop-in Activity (ongoing): ”Through the        PRIORY JAZZ SERIES
AL & HISTORIC AFFAIRS                                            Looking Glass: Amazing Treasures for the House.” Explore           7-11 pm. Friday Night Jazz. Annette St. John, vocals. See 6-19.
7:30 pm. Brookdale Park; Blm-                                    Ballantine House glass treasures; make an original stained
fld./Mtc. Summer Music Concert:                                   glass piece to bring home.                                         NEW JERSEY PERFORMING
The Stylistics. Suggested $2                                     *1:30-4:30 pm. Science Drop-In Activity (ongoing).                 ARTS CENTER
donation for parking on site.                                    “Through the Microscopes: Fascinating Feathers”; structures        7:30 pm. Victoria Theater. Sweeney Todd.
                            Stylistics                           of birds’ feathers.                                                See 7-17.
Saturday 18
                                                                 THE NEWARK PUBLIC LIBRARY                                          !ESSEX COUNTY CULTURAL &
                                                                 6 pm. Main Branch. 2nd Fl. Board Room. Aquila Theatre’s Page       HISTORIC AFFAIRS
                                                                 + Stage Series. Book Discussions. (See. 7-1.) “Seven” by Will      7:30 pm. Brookdale Park; Blmfld./Mtc.
INCUBATOR & ESSEX COUNTY PARKS,                                  Power”” hip-hop version of Aeschylus’ “Seven Against Thebes.”
RECREATION & CULTURAL AFFAIRS                                                                                                       Summer Music Concert: Hotel California
***Noon-8 pm. Verona Park; Verona. Midsummer Night’s Dream                                                                          – A Salute to the Eagles. Suggested $2
                                                                 THE NEWARK MUSEUM – Newark Black                                   donation for parking on site.                      Sweeney Todd
and Festival. Play presentation at 5 pm. Before then: food,
games, vendors, Youth Art Gallery. Rain date Mon., July 20.
                                                                 Film Festival
                                                                 *1 pm. Johnson Auditorium.
                                                                 Youth Cinema. See 7-20.                                            Saturday 25
DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                             7 pm. Johnson Auditorium.
Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See     Adult Cinema: “A Place Out of                                      LINCOLN PARK COAST CULTURAL DISTRICT
7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”   Time: The Bordentown School”                                       Noon-9 pm. 4th Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival: “House
                                                                 (2008, 60 min.): For 70 years                                      Music in the Park, dedicated to Shelton Hayes. Featured
PRUDENTIAL CENTER                                                America cared little about Afri-                                   artists: Thelma Houston, DJ Joaquin “Joe Claussell, Elisabeth
***3:30 & 7:30 pm. Cirque du Soleil: Alegria. Jubiliation.       can American education but NJ                                      Withers, DJ Rich Medina, DJ Tee Mallory, DJ Duce Martinez,
See 7-15.                                                        ‘s Bordentown School greatly                                       Afro-Cuban drummers ILU Aye-El Tambor del Mundo, “House
                                                                 cared about education, values,                                     Mother” Carolyn Byrd and “Music Industry Pioneer” John
CITY of NEWARK Neighborhood &                                    and life skills. A special tribute                                 Brown. Live percussionists throughout the day with instruments
Recreational Services                                            to historian Giles R. Wright, Jr.,    The Bordentown School        from Brazil, West Africa, Peru, and India. Hosted by CeCe
7-9 pm. Elwood Park. Neighborhood Concert. “Night of Salsa.”     and filmmakers Thomas C. Guy, Jr. and St. Claire Bourne.            Rogers and special guests.
Swing Sabrosa (Latin Band). Rain Date: 7-31.                     Program: “Casting Booker T. Washington’s Long Shadow in
                                                                 NJ.” Speakers: David Davidson, producer/filmmaker/director,         DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER                                and Amber Edwards, co-producer. Host: Dr. Clement A. Price         Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See
                                                                 and Leroy Henderson.                                               7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”
7:30 pm. Victoria Theater. Sweeney Todd. See 7-17.

                                                                 NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER                                  NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Sunday 19                                                        7:30 pm. Victoria Theater. Sweeney Todd. See 7-17.                 7:30 pm. Victoria Theater. Sweeney Todd. See 7-17.

!NEW JERSEY ARTS INCUBATOR & ESSEX COUNTY                        Thursday 23
PARKS, RECREATION & CULTURAL AFFAIRS                                                                                                Sunday 26
***Noon-8 pm. Verona Park; Verona. See 7-18.
                                                                 THE NEWARK MUSEUM                                                  LINCOLN PARK COAST CULTURAL DISTRICT
                                                                 ***12:15-1:45 pm. Jazz in the Garden (See 7-2). Adam               Noon-8 pm. 4th Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival: “Hip Hop
DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                             Niewood, sax, and his Rabble Rousers.
Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See                                                                        in the Park” highlights the 32nd Anniversary of Rock Stead and
                                                                 ! & 2:30 pm Gallery Tours. See 7-1.                                features the Rock Steady Crew with Crazy Legs, Grand Puba,
7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”
                                                                 1:45-2:10 pm. Curator’s Choice Tour: Mary Kate O’Hare:             UGod, Biz Markie and others. Hosted by End of the Weak with
                                                                 “The Sheridan Theater, 1937 by Edward Hopper.”                     special guests.
PRUDENTIAL CENTER                                                *1:30-4:30 pm. Art & Science Drop-in Activities. See 7-22.
***1 & 5 pm. Cirque du Soleil: Alegria.
Jubiliation. See 7-15.                                                                                                              DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
                                                                 DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                               Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See
                                                                 ***Noon-1:30 pm. Project Sunscope (weather permitting).            7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”
NEW JERSEY PERFORMING                                            See 7-2.
ARTS CENTER                                                      Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See
7:30 pm. Victoria Theater. Sweeney                                                                                                  NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
                                                                 7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”
Todd. See 7-17.                                                                                                                     7:30 pm. Victoria Theater. Sweeney Todd. See 7-17.
                                Sweeney Todd                                                                                                                              Summer/Fall 2009                              7
Monday 27                                                               PRIORY JAZZ SERIES                                                 BRANCH BROOK PARK ALLIANCE &
                                                                        7-11 pm. Friday Night Jazz: James                                  ESSEX COUNTY PARKS, RECREATION & CULTURAL
                                                                        Stewart, sax. See 6-19.                                            AFFAIRS
Film Festival                                                                                                                              ***7 pm. Dancing Under the Stars. New program of one hour of
***10:30 am. Newark Public                                              !ESSEX COUNTY CULTURAL                                             lessons followed by open dance:Salsa.
Library. Youth Cinema (ages 5+).                                        & HISTORIC AFFAIRS
“The Story of Ruby Bridges” (12                                         7:30 pm. Brookdale Park; Blmfld./                                   PRIORY JAZZ SERIES
min.); Ruby,6, has difficult                                             Mtc. Summer Music Concert: Chuck                                   7-11 pm. Friday Jazz: All-Star Tribute to Jimmie McGriff.
first months at an all-white New                                         Mangione. Suggested $2 donation for                                See 6-19.
Orleans elementary school. “The                                         parking on site.
                                                                                                  Chuck Mangione
Lion’s Dream” (23 min.); an African                                                                                                        !ESSEX COUNTY CULTURAL & HISTORIC AFFAIRS
hunter tries to convince villagers                                                                                                         7:30 pm. Brookdale Park; Blmfld./Mtc. Summer Music Concert:
that a lion is playing a magic tree                                                                                                        Orleans. Suggested $2 donation for parking on site.
stump deep in the jungle. “Obara &
The Merchants” (8 min.); animated
Nigerian folktale of a hunter coming        The Story of Ruby Bridges   Saturday 1                                                         Saturday 8
home to find unexpected diner guests.
                                                                        DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                               DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
                                                                        Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See       Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See
Tuesday 28                                                              7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”     7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”

ESSEX COUNTY CULTURAL & HISTORIC AFFAIRS                                CITY of NEWARK Neighborhood &                                      CITY of NEWARK Neighborhood &
7 pm. West Side Park. Summer Music Concert:                             Recreational Services                                              Recreational Services
Donovan Newby.                                                          7-9 pm. Riverfront Park. Neighborhood Concert. Folkloric           4-9 pm. Ivy Hill Park. Neighborhood Concert. “Jazz Festival.”
                                                                        Music from Portugal; Classical Guitar accompanies Fatima.          David Braham and the Three Divas.
Wednesday 29                                                            Rain Date: 8-7.
                                                                                                                                           PRUDENTIAL CENTER
                                                                        TRILOGY – AN OPERA COMPANY                                         ***7 pm. American Idols Live Tour ‘09. All 10 finalists perform:
CITY of NEWARK Neighborhood & Recreational
                                                                        8 pm. Central H.S. Theatre, 246 18th Ave. Treemonisha. An          Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta, Anoop Desai, Danny Gokey,
Services                                                                                                                                   Kris Allen, Lil Rounds, Matt Giraud, Megan Jog, Michael Sarver,
Noon-2 pm. Washington Park. Lunchtime Concert: Gordon                   opera by Scott Joplin about a young girl adopted by former
                                                                        slaves after the Civil War. Starring Janinah Burnett (as Tree-     and Scott MacIntyre. $15-$80.
James (Jazz instrumental).
                                                                        monisha), Robert Mack, Geraldine McMillian, Kevin Maynor,
                                                                        and Raemond Martin. Conducted by Julius Williams with the          Sunday 9
                                                                        Newark City Ballet and the Irvington Ballet.
! & 2:30 pm Gallery Tours. See 7-1.
*1:30-4:30 pm. Art Drop-in Activity (ongoing):”Playful Portraits:                                                                          DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
Amazing American Treasures.” See two portraits, one tradi-              NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
                                                                                                                                           Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See
tional, the other unusual. Then create a portrait of yourself or        8 pm. Prudential Hall, NJPAC. Concert. Two piano masters
                                                                                                                                           7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”
your favorite city.                                                     Lang Lang and Herbie Hancock perform with the NJSO
*1:30-4:30 pm. Science Drop-In Activity (ongoing): “Amazing             conducted by John Axelrod. Two piano arrangement of
Migrations: Skyways”; the annual pitfalls and adventures of             Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue; Vaughn Williams’ Concerto for         Tuesday 11
birds migrating through New Jersey.                                     Two Pianos; plus music for piano solo, two pianos and piano
                                                                        four-hands. Presented in collaboration with NJPAC. $29-$118.       !ESSEX COUNTY CULTURAL & HISTORIC AFFAIRS
DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                                                                                                       7 pm. Watsessing Park; Blmfld. Summer Music Concert:
Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See                                                                               Gradie Stone Quartet.
7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”
                                                                                                                                           Wednesday 12
Film Festival                                                                                                                              CITY of NEWARK Neighborhood &
***1 pm. Newark Screens, Springfield Ave. Youth Cinema.                                                                                     Recreational Services
See 7-27.                                                                                                                                  Noon-2 pm. Washington Park. Lunchtime Concert: MADD
7 pm. Johnson Auditorium. Adult                                                                                                            FLOW (Hip Jazz).
Cinema: “The Birth of a Nation”                                                                                                            ***3-9 pm. Lincoln Park. Family & Friends Festival. 3-D (Latin
(1915, segments) and “Within Our                                                                                                           Groove and Tropical Blues Band).
Gates” (1920, 79 min.) The D.W.
                                                                                                                         Heerbie Hancock
Griffith’s silent “masterpiece” film                                                                                                         DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
had a racist perspective. Oscar                                                                              Lang Lang                     Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See
Micheaux’s film is an African-                                                                                                              7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm.“Lunar Odyssey.”
American response. Program:
“Birth of a Myth and a Nearly
                                                                        Sunday 2
Forgotten Response.” Speaker:                                                                                                              Thursday 13
historian Donald Bogle. Host:                                           DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
Miriam Petty and Richard Wesley.                                        Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See
                                                                                                                                           DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
                                                                        7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”
                                                                                                                                           Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See
!ESSEX COUNTY CULTURAL & HISTORIC AFFAIRS                                                                                                  7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”
7 pm. Yanticaw Park; Nutley. Summer Music Concert:                      Tuesday 4
Jersey Sound                                                                                                                               NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
                                                                        ESSEX COUNTY CULTURAL & HISTORIC AFFAIRS                           5-10 pm. Theater Square. Sounds of the City.
Thursday 30                                                             7 pm. Vailsburg Park. Summer Music Concert:                           5-5:45, 6:30-7, 7:45-8:30.
                                                                        Lonnie Youngblood.                                                 DJ Will Gee
                                                                                                                                              5:45-6:30. Shae Fiol; ensemble
                                                                                                                                           mixing classical, folk, r&b, hip hop,
***12:15-1:45 pm. Jazz in the Garden (See 7-2).                         Wednesday 5                                                        jazz, and latin. Her music is
Lou Donaldson, sax.                                                                                                                        a personal musical journey.
! & 2:30 pm Gallery Tours. See 7-1.                                     CITY of NEWARK Neighborhood &                                         7-7:45. Tre Williams; a silk/gravel
1:45-2:10 pm. Curator’s Choice Tour. Holly Connor: “Twilight,           Recreational Services                                              voice blends with co-lyricist Rell.
Short Arbiter Twixt Night and Day, 1950 by Frederick Church.”           Noon-2 pm. Washington Park. Lunchtime Concert:                        8:30-9:30. Maya Azucena.
*1:30-4:30 pm. Art & Science Drop-in Activities. See 7-29.              Somos Asi, (Latin Jazz).                                           Award-winning singer/songwriter
                                                                                                                                           makes her music a tool for healing
DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                                    DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                               and activism; Christian Ver Halen,            Tre Williams
***Noon-1:30 pm. Project Sunscope (weather permitting).                 Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See       guitar, Ivan Katz, drums; Steve Wallace, keyboards, vocals.
See 7-2.                                                                7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”
Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See                                                                               THE BARAT FOUNDATION
7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”                                                                             6-10 pm. The Experimental Supper Club. See 8-6.
                                                                        Thursday 6
5-10 pm. Theater Square. Sounds of the City.                            DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                               Friday 14
   5-5:45, 6:30-7:15, 8-8:45. DJ Franko                                 Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See
   5:45-6:30. Alex Brumel & Janel Elizabeth                             7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”     DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
   7:15-8. Judah Tribe - Reggae                                                                                                            ***Noon-1:30 pm. Project Sunscope (weather permitting).
   8:45-9:45. Chops the Band with Ambrosia. Classic 30 years            NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER                                  See 7-2.
of big band savvy: Darryl Dixon, sax; David Watson, many                5-10 pm. Theater Square. Sounds of the City.                       Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See
horns; Joe Roman & Jeff Dieterie, brass; Jerard Snell, drums,              5-5:45, 6:30-7:15, 8-8:45, 9:30-10. DJ Joey Mazza               7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”
Kevin Jones, percussion, Charles Brown, bass, Mike “Moon                   5:45-8. Junk “Kat” Modiano’s music varies from structured
Reuben, guitar, and Zen Zadravec, keyboards; Ambrosia,vocals.           to groovy funky original tunes based on classical jazz stan-       BRANCH BROOK PARK ALLIANCE &
                                                                        dards: Yael Acjer (Kat, Modiano) composition, flute & sax;          ESSEX COUNTY PARKS, RECREATION &
Friday 31                                                               Jesse Fischer, piano & keys; Corcoran Holt, bass; Jerome           CULTURAL AFFAIRS
                                                                        Jennings, drums.                                                   ***7 pm. Dancing Under the Stars. New program of one hour
                                                                           7:15-8, 8:45-9:30. Ryan Shaw.                                   of lessons followed by open dance: Salsa and Swing.
! & 2:30 pm Gallery Tours. See 7-1.
***1 pm. Johnson Auditorium. Performance: “Exit 9 presents              THE BARAT FOUNDATION                                               PRIORY JAZZ SERIES
Beyond the Beat.” The percussion ensemble combines variety,             6-10 pm. The Experimental Supper Club. An art salon with           7-11 pm. Friday Night Jaz: Zan Stewart Quartet; sax. See 6-19.
instruction, and participation in demonstrating classical, ragtime      live music and home cooking; prize for best dressed.
and more.                                                               Donations of $5-$20 to fund the youth music program.
                                                                                                                                           !ESSEX COUNTY CULTURAL & HISTORIC AFFAIRS
*1:30-4:30 pm. Art & Science Drop-in Activities. See 7-29.                                                                                 7:30 pm. Brookdale Park; Blmfld./Mtc. Summer Music Concert:
                                                                        Friday 7                                                           The Infernos. Suggested $2 donation for parking on site.
Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See            DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                               Saturday 15
7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”          ***Noon-1:30 pm. Project Sunscope (weather permitting).
                                                                        See 7-2.
                                                                                                                                           CITY of NEWARK Neighborhood &
BRANCH BROOK PARK ALLIANCE &                                            Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See
                                                                        7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”     Recreational Services
                                                                                                                                           Noon-7 pm. Bergen Street. Neighborhood Concert: “Festival.”
CULTURAL AFFAIRS                                                                                                                           Breeze (R&B Band).
***7 pm. Movies Under the Stars: “Madagascar.” See 7-10.

 8       Summer/Fall 2009                                                                                                                       
Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See
                                                                                          SEPTEMBER                                       Saturday 19
7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”                                                                            THE NEWARK MUSEUM
                                                                      Wednesday 2                                                         ***1-4 pm. Art Drop-in Activity. See 9-5.
Sunday 16
                                                                      CITY of NEWARK Neighborhood &                                       DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                                  Recreational Services                                               Films: See 7-1 for *1 & 3 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.” See 6-17 for
Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See          Noon-2 pm. Washington Park. Lunchtime Concert: FADO                 ***2 pm. “The Amazing Telescope” & ***4 pm. “NJ Skies.”
7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”        (World Jazz Guitar).
                                                                                                                                          NEW JERSEY PERFORMING
Tuesday 18                                                            Friday 4                 Bob DeVos                                  ARTS CENTER
                                                                                                                                          8 pm. Prudential Hall. Anita
!ESSEX COUNTY CULTURAL & HISTORIC AFFAIRS                             PRIORY JAZZ SERIES                                                  Baker, the Grammy-winning R&B
                                                                      7-11 pm. Friday Night Jazz:                                         songstress casts her musical spell.
7 pm. Grover Cleveland Park; Essex Fells. Summer Music
                                                                      Bob DeVos, guitar. See 6-19.                                        $42-$92.
Concert: The Bronx Wanderers.
                                                                                                                                                                     Anita Baker

                                                                      Saturday 5                                                          Sunday 20
Wednesday 19                     Lonnie Youngblood

                                                                      THE NEWARK MUSEUM                                                   THE NEWARK MUSEUM
CITY of NEWARK Neighborhood                                                                                                               ***1-4 pm. Art Drop-in Activity.
                                                                      ***1-4 pm. Art Drop-in Activity (ongoing): “Gift of Ganesha:
& Recreational Services                                               Patron of Learning.” Create an art gift for your teacher inspired   See 9-5.
Noon-2 pm. Washington Park. Lunch-                                    by Ganesha, the elephant-headed patron of learning.
time Concert: Lonnie Youngblood sax.                                                                                                      DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
                                                                      Sunday 6                                                            Films: See 7-1 for *1 & 3 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.” See 6-17 for
DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                                                                                                      ***2 pm. “The Amazing Telescope” & ***4 pm. “NJ Skies.”
Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The
Amazing Telescope.” See 7-1 for *2:30                                 THE NEWARK MUSEUM
pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”                      ***1-4 pm. Art Drop-in Activity. See 9-5.                           Tuesday 22

                                                                      Wednesday 9                                                         RUTGERS UNIVERSITY – NEWARK
The NEWARK PUBLIC LIBRARY                                                                                                                 5:30-7 pm. Robeson Gallery. Writers at Newark Series.
6 pm. Main Branch. 2nd Fl. Board Room. Aquila Theatre’s Page          CITY of NEWARK Neighborhood &                                       Readings and discussion
+ Stage Series. Book Discussion (see 7-1). Brief Wonderous                                                                                by well-known authors.
                                                                      Recreational Services
Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.                                                                                                          H.G. Carrillo, professor
                                                                      Noon-2 pm. Washington Park. Lunchtime Concert: DJ Laxx
                                                                                                                                          of English at G.W. Univ.
                                                                      (DJ with Drummer).
Thursday 20                                                                                                                               in Wash., D.C., whose fic-
                                                                                                                                          tion appears in a number
                                                                      Friday 11                                                           of journals and maga-
DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                                                                                                      zines, is most recognized
***Noon-1:30 pm. Project Sunscope (weather permitting).
                                                                      THE NEWARK MUSEUM                                                   for his navel Losing My
See 7-2.                                                                                                                                  Espanish. Cuban-born           H. G. Carrillo
                                                                      1-4 pm. Senior Friday: Activities include “Discover the Wonder                                                         Pablo Medina
Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See                                                                              Pablo Medina, novelist and poet, has received grants from the
                                                                      of Bird Migration.” Dr. Ismael Calderon leads the tour of the
7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”                                                                            National Endowment for the Arts, the Lila Wallace Reader’s
                                                                      new exhibit “Skies Alive.” Pre-register: 596.6613.
                                                                                                                                          Digest Fund, and the Rockefeller Foundation.
                                                                      PRIORY JAZZ SERIES
5-10 pm. Theater Square. Sounds of the City: House Night
  5-7, 8-9, 9:30-10 DJs Kamata & Kervyn Mark, Melting Pot
                                                                      7-11 pm. Friday Jazz: Daille Kettrell – Keyboard/vocals.            Wednesday 23
                                                                      See 6-19.
  Global, 7-8 Soul Cycle Global, 9-9:30 Monique Bingham
                                                                                                                                          CITY of NEWARK Neighborhood
THE BARAT FOUNDATION                                                  Saturday 12                                                         & Recreational Services
6-10 pm. The Experimental Supper Club. See 8-6.                                                                                           Noon-2 pm. Washington Park.
                                                                      THE NEWARK MUSEUM                                                   Lunchtime Concert.
                                                                      ***1-4 pm. Art Drop-in Activity. See 9-5.                           Oscar and Jackie Jones (Jazz
Friday 21                                                                                                                                 Instrumental & Vocal).              Jackie Jones

DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                                  DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
                                                                      Films: See 7-1 for *1 & 3 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.” See 6-17 for         CATHEDRAL BASILICA of the SACRED HEART
Films: See 6-17 for ***1:30 pm. “The Amazing Telescope.” See
                                                                      ***2 pm. “The Amazing Telescope” & ***4 pm. “NJ Skies.”             Noon. Free Half-Hour Concert & Tour: Dong-Ho Lee, organ.
7-1 for *2:30 pm. “Sky Tellers” & ***3:30 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.”

                                                                      CELESTE BATEMAN & ASSOCIATES                                        DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
PRIORY JAZZ SERIES                                                                                                                        ***2 pm. Film: “The Amazing Telescope.” See 6-17.
                                                                      1-4 pm. Centennial Room, Newark Public Library. Annual Jazz
7-11 pm. Friday Night Jazz: Carrie
                                                                      Tea Benefit for Myasthenia Gravis. Jazz drummer Butch
Jackson; vocals. See 6-19.
                                                                      Bateman and his trio, a buffet, sales of unique hats, jewelry
                                                                      and other treasures; display of antique and contemporary
                                                                                                                                          Thursday 24
!ESSEX COUNTY CULTURAL &                                              tea pots. Women are encouraged to wear hats and gloves.
HISTORIC AFFAIRS                                                      Donation - $60 benefits the research and education through           DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
Summer Music Concert                                                  the Garden State Chapter of Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of         ***2 pm. Film: “The Amazing Telescope.” See 6-17.
7 pm. Eagle Rock Reservation; W. O.                                   American. 705.8253.
Summer Music Concert: Garden State                                                                                                        Friday 25
Concert Band.
                                                                      Sunday 13
                                                     Carrie Jackson                                                                       DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
Saturday 22                                                           THE NEWARK MUSEUM                                                   ***2 pm. Film: “The Amazing Telescope.” See 6-17.
                                                                      *Noon-1 pm. Storytime in the Galleries: “The Brave Little
ICE GALLERY AT THE COFFEE CAVE                                        Parrot” (by Rafe Martin; illustrated by Susan Gaber). An Indian     THE BARAT FOUNDATION
***Noon-10 pm. Halsey St. Between Central Ave. & New St.              jataka tale of a gray parrot who tries to save forest dwellers      6-9 pm. Opening of Art Exhibit: “Relics from Other Realms.”
Street Festival for “An Excess of Ethnicity.” Live bands, food        from a fire.
tasting, ethnic fashions, Tai Chai exhibit, Capoeira.                  ***1-4 pm. Art Drop-in Activity. See 9-5.                          PRIORY JAZZ SERIES
                                                                                                                                          7-11 pm. Friday Night Jazz: Mimi Jones, bass. See 6-19.
Tuesday 25                                                            DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
                                                                      Films: See 7-1 for *1 & 3 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.” See 6-17 for         Saturday 26
                                                                      ***2 pm. “The Amazing Telescope” & ***4 pm. “NJ Skies.”
7 pm. Weequahic Park. Summer Music Concert:                                                                                               THE NEWARK MUSEUM
Carrie Jackson, vocals.                                               Wednesday 16                                                        ***1-4 pm. Art Drop-in Activity. See 9-5.

Wednesday 26                                                          CITY of NEWARK Neighborhood &                                       DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
                                                                      Recreational Services                                               Films: See 7-1 for *1 & 3 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.” See 6-17 for
                                                                      Noon-2 pm. Washington Park. Lunchtime Concert: Discipline           ***2 pm. “The Amazing Telescope” & ***4 pm. “NJ Skies.”
CITY of NEWARK Neighborhood &
                                                                      One (Caribbean Reggae and Jazz).
Recreational Services
                                                                                                                                          CITY WITHOUT WALLS
Noon-2 pm. Washington Park. Lunchtime Concert: No Name
                                                                      DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                                7 pm to Midnight. Fundraiser: “Wall to Wall.” Each ticket holder
James and Butterball (Blues).                                         ***2 pm. Film: “The Amazing Telescope.” See 6-17.                   guaranteed an original work of art. 200 tickets available at $200
                                                                                                                                          each. Those wishing to donate an artwork contact
Thursday 27                                                           Thursday 17
                                                                                                                                          Sunday 27
5-10 pm. Theater Square. Sounds of the City.                          ***2 pm. Film: “The Amazing Telescope.” See 6-17.                   THE NEWARK MUSEUM
  5-6, 6:45-7:15. 8-8:15, 9:30-10 DJ Danny Ramirez                                                                                        ***1-4 pm. Art Drop-in Activity. See 9-5.
  6-6:45, 8:45-9:30. Papo Vazquez. PR/Cuban rhythms
6-6:45 8:15-8:30 Pzazz Dance                                          THE NEWARK PUBLIC LIBRARY
                                                                      6 pm. Main Branch. Opening Reception for Hispanic Heritage          DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
                                                                      Celebration. This year’s programs feature Peruvian art, music,      Films: See 7-1 for *1 & 3 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.” See 6-17 for
                                                                      theater, film and literature. 733.7772.                              ***2 pm. “The Amazing Telescope” & ***4 pm. “NJ Skies.”
6-10 pm. The Experimental Supper Club. See 8-6.
                                                                      Friday 18                                                           Wednesday 30
7 pm. Riverbank Park. Summer Music Concert:                           DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                                CITY of NEWARK Neighborhood &
La Fuerza Positiva.                                                   ***2 pm. Film: “The Amazing Telescope.”                             Recreational Services
                                                                      See 6-17.                                                           Noon-2 pm. Washington Park. Lunchtime Concert:
Friday 28           Radam Schwartz                                                                                                        Dave Braham Trio (Jazz instrumental).
                                                                      PRIORY JAZZ SERIES
                                                                      7-11 pm. Friday Night Jazz: Dwight West,                            DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM
PRIORY JAZZ SERIES                                                    vocals. See 6-19.                                                   ***2 pm. Film: “The Amazing Telescope.” See 6-17.
7-11 pm. Friday Night Jazz:                                                                                Dwight West
Radam Schwartz’ CD Release
Party. See 6-19.                                                                                                                                      Summer/Fall 2009                             9
Thursday 1
                                                                      Artist Opportunities                                              Mon., July 20 is the deadline for applications for the
                                                                                                                                    Newark Museum’s Adolf Konrad Artist-in-Residence
                                                                          Three organizations have on-going projects to beau-
DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                                  tify Newark with public art. The City of Newark and the       Program, Jan. 4 - Feb. 5, 2010 (5 weeks; commitment
***2 pm. Film: “The Amazing Telescope.” See 6-17.                     Newark Arts Council have put out a “Call for Walls”           of 30 hrs/wk; stipend of $1200). Three artists, all vi-
                                                                      for sites for wall murals that are at least 40-feet wide      sual arts eligible, will be selected to use the Museum’s
                                                                                                                                    professional facilities to create new works. Send 10
Friday 2                                                              by 15-feet tall, highly visible to pedestrians and vehicles
                                                                      and located in an area with strong community groups.          jpeg images at 300 dpi on a CD or video/film clip of 5
                                                                      Contact : Perris Straughter, senior planner at City Hall:     min. or less of current work along with hardcopy list
***2 pm. Film: “The Amazing                                           733.5917; City Without            of images and information about viewing. Also need-
Telescope.” See 6-17.                                                 Walls is accepting its first wave of public art project        ed: resume, artist statement, residency proposal and
                                                                      proposals through June 30; exhibition dates Oct. 15-Dec.      SASE. Send to Stephen McKenzie, Newark Museum’s
PRIORY JAZZ SERIES                                                    19. Other waves are likely to follow.                         Adult Art Workshops, 49 Wash. St., Newark, 07102;
7-11 pm. Friday Night Jazz:                                               CWOW also has other calls on its web site, including
Don Williams/Lady Cici. See 6-19.                                     on-going ones for large works for Seton Hall Law                 Mon., Aug. 3 is the deadline for applications for
                                                                      School site.                                                  2010 Essex County Local Arts Grants. Community art
Saturday 3                                 Lady Cici & Don Williams                                                                 groups, libraries, and cultural and historical organiza-
                                                                         Experienced musicians and vocal coaches are being
                                                                      asked to respond immediately in order to work with            tions are invited to submit proposals promoting cultural
                                                                      Newark inner city youth this summer as part of Rock The       and arts programming. Up to $5,000 is available for
Films: See 7-1 for *1 & 3 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.” See 6-17 for
***2 pm. “The Amazing Telescope” & ***4 pm. “NJ Skies.”               Mic Newark. The program is co-sponsored by Newark’s           operating expenses and special projects; $2,500 for
                                                                      Dept. of Recreation and by Newark Urban Media Arts,           technical assistance. Contact: Kate Hartwyk, 239.7072.

Sunday 4                                                              a non-profit organization. Auditions and rehearsals for           Sat., Aug. 15 is the deadline for submissions to the
                                                                      youth will be held at local recreation centers prior to the   Index Art Center, 585 Broad St.., for its Filmideo (film
DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM                                                  classes below.                                                and video screenings) which will run every week in
Films: See 7-1 for *1 & 3 pm. “Lunar Odyssey.” See 6-17 for              Rock the Mic Newark classes are scheduled Saturdays,       September, 6-9 pm (different works each week). Works,
***2 pm. “The Amazing Telescope” & ***4 pm. “NJ Skies.”               6-10 pm. at the Hilton Newark Penn Station                    no longer than 20 minutes, should be high quality for-
                                                                      (Garden State Ballroom). Each class ($25) is followed by      mat -mini DV, DVD, etc - and supply SASE or pick up at
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY                                                   10 pm.-Midnight performances by youth finalist.                gallery. With submission include your name & contact
ORCHESTRA                                                                 Aug. 8. Class 1: Establishing A (PRO), Performing         info (phone & e-mail), title, length & description of work.
3 pm. Prudential Hall, NJPAC. Concert.                                Rights, Organization, Introduction to ASCAP, BMI, SESAC.      Contact: 201.218.9725;
Bart Feller, flute. Hans Graf conducts                                    Aug. 15. Class 2: How to Write a Hit Song, Introduc-
Ibert’s Flute Concerto and Berlioz’                                   tion to Self Publishing.                                         Sun., Aug. 19 is the deadline for submissions for
Symphonie fantastique. $10-$82.                                          Aug. 22. Class 3: How to Get Radio Air Play, Net-          the Exhibit “Theatre Town,” hosted by the NJ School of
                                                                      working With Other Talent.                                    Architecture Gallery and is slated to run Sat., Sept. 19
Wednesday 7                       Bart Feller
                                                                         Aug. 29. Class 4: How to Create a Demo, Marketing          through Sat. Nov. 28.. Artists are to bring attention to the
                                                                      Your Songs.                                                   grand days of Newark theatres, using photos, props and
CITY of NEWARK Neighborhood &                                            Contact for both professional musicians and                set design and putting them in sculpture, collage, furni-
Recreational Services                                                 youth: Jonathan Rasheed Harris, 621.5769;                     ture, paintings, drawings, installation art, etc. Submit jpg
Noon-2 pm. Washington Park. Lunchtime Concert: Richard                                            images to Matthew Gosser:
Reiter and His Swing Band (with Vocalist).
                                                                         Thurs., June 25 is the deadline for Essex County              Mon., Aug. 24 is the deadline for submission to the
CATHEDRAL BASILICA of the SACRED HEART                                middle and high school students to submit artworks for        UMDNJ-NJ Medical School Fall Arts Festival, Mon., Sept.
Noon. Free Half-Hour Concert & Tour: Michael Nigro & Lisa.            a juried art show, sponsord by NJ Art Incubator to be         14 through Thurs., Jan. 7. Artists may submit original dis-
Guitar and flute concert takes place in Cathedral Crypt.               held at the “A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Festival”          play-ready works such as paintings, drawings, sculptures,
                                                                      on July 18 & 19 in Verona Park. Topics should relate to       photographs, jewelry, quilts, needlepoint, etc. Contact:
Thursday 8                                                            themes of the play or summer, love, environment.              Noreen Gomez, 972.4795;

***1:30 pm. Prudential Hall, NJPAC. Concert. Stephen Hough,
piano. Arild Rem-
mereit conducts
Mussorgsky’s Night
                                                                      Creative Experiences
                                                                      Continued from page 4
on Bald Mountain; the
East Coast premiere of                                                   Saturday Beads. July 11,18, 25; Aug. 1, 8, 15; 10 am-1     Fall Arts Programs Are Registering
Puerto Rican composer                                                 pm. Intro course on making beads with a torch; $55;
Sierra’s Latin-tinged
Symphony No. 4;
                                                                      registration deadline: Thurs. prior to workshop.
                                                                         Cool Sundays. July 12, 19; Aug. 2; 10 am-3 pm.
                                                                                                                                    N     ewark Boys Chorus School is accepting applica-
                                                                                                                                          tions through Aug. 14 for boys entering Grades 4
                                                                                                                                    & 5 with a track record of good grades and an aptitude
Rapsody on a Theme                                                    Hands-on day working with hot glass. $195. July 12 &19        for singing. There are also select few openings for 6 & 7
of Paganini; and                                                      registration deadline: July 6; Aug 2 deadline: July 27.       graders. The NBCS provides Grades 4-8 with an integrat-
Hanson’s Symphony                                                        Glassblowing Weekends. July 11-12 & 25-26; Aug. 8-         ed program of academics and music and performance
                             Arild Remmereit     Stephen Hough
No. 5. $20-$82.                                                       9. Two day intensive class for beginners enables student      training. Tuition for the 2009-10 School year, which
                                                                      to create a paperweight, a drinking cup, a bowl or a          starts Sept. 3 is $2700. Full or partial scholarships may
Friday 9                                                              vase. $325. July weekends registration deadline: July 6;      be available. Contact Brenda McLeod.
                                                                      August weekend: Aug. 3.
PRIORY JAZZ SERIES                                                                                                                      Newark School of the
7-11 pm. Friday Night Jazz: Dan Kostelnick, organ. See 6-19.          • July 6-Aug. 14 Summer Intensive Program at                  Arts has started registering
                                                                      Gallman’s Newark Dance Theatre School. Classes Mon.           for its 17-week program which
                                                                      – Fri., 5:30-8:30 pm. Professional dance training in          starts Sept. 10. Registration,
Saturday 10                                                           Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Liturgical, Male Dance, Pointe.    except for when NSA is closed
                                                                      Repertory Workshops for children (age 3-7 & 8-12),            during the first two weeks in
                                                                      teens and adults. Registration $45. Single class $14; 10      August, continues until classes
                                                                      class card $130; 20 class card $260. Piano & voice half-      are filled. A 2009 grant from
***2 pm. Prudential Hall.
Dan Zanes and Friends. The                                            hour private class $25. Contact GNDT School 592.5628.         the City of Newark (CDBG/
rock musician turns children’s music                                  • July 6-Aug. 14 Summer Performing Arts Camp (for             HUD) makes it possible to
classics “cool” by adding his own original                                                                                          waive the annual family fee
                                                                      ages 6-17) at Gallman’s Newark Dance Theatre School.
songs and a mix of folk, western, island                                                                                            and to heavily discount rates
sing-alongs, baby hip hop and even                                    Mon.-Fri., Drop off: 7:30 am; Breakfast: 8:30 am; Activi-
                                                                      ties: 9 am-Noon; Lunch: Noon-1pm; Activities 1-5 pm;          for new students who are attending Newark public,
Spanglish. $37.
                                                                      late pick-up 6 pm. Activities include Dance (Ballet,          charter, and private schools: $85 for a group lesion
                                                                      Modern, Hip Hop, Jazz), Piano, Chorus, Recreation             course ($5/class) and $170 ($10/class) for a private
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY                                                                                                                 course. Financial aid and scholarships are available.
ORCHESTRA                                                             including Swimming, Field Trips and Performances.
***8 pm. Hough, piano;                                                Registration $45; tuition $660                                    Gallman’s Newark Dance Theatre School regis-
Remmereit, conductor. See 10-8.                                                                                                     tration starts Aug. 31 and runs through September for
                                                                      • July 6-Aug. 14 Go Green, Summer Arts Camp at
                                                                      Barat Foundation, Mon.-Fri., 8 am-6 pm. For ages 6-15,        its 17-week Fall Semester of Sept. 12 through Jan. 23.
Wednesday 14                                                          Theater arts, visual arts, music and movement, ecologi-       Classes for children, teens, and adults are offered at all
                                                                      cal conscience-raising. $150/week. Limited scholar-           levels in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hop Hop, Liturgical,
CATHEDRAL BASILICA of the SACRED HEART                                                                                              Male dance, Pointe, Repertory Performing Workshop,
                                                                      ships. Contact: Chandri Barat: 534.5314.
Noon. Free Half-Hour Concert & Tour: Michael Batcho, organ.                                                                         Theater, Piano and Voice. Registration fee: $45. Single
                                                                      • July 8-Sept. 12 Community Drum Circle/Rhythm                Dance Class: $14. Single private half-hour piano/voice
Thursday 15                                                           Jam Classes at Boylan Recreation Center (916 S. Orange        class: $25. Tuition for 17-week program: $238. Merit
                                                                      Ave.) Wednesdays. 5:30-6:30 pm & Saturdays noon-1:30          Scholarship audition: Tues., Sept. 8, 6 pm for dance stu-
CITY WITHOUT WALLS                                                    pm. Free to Newark residents. All ages welcome, come          dents aged 12-24.
6-8 pm. Opening Reception for Exhibit: “Ready to Unveil.”             as a family. Beginners and experienced drummers can
                                                                      enjoy drumming on African djembes, Brazilian credos,             Zawadi School of African Dance & Drum will be-
                                                                      Egyptian dumbeks, Irish hand drums and Indian tables          gin its Saturday classes at
                                                                      and other instruments. Contact Joni Wellness, instructor,     51 Bruen street in October

          Advertise in the                                            at Boylan -733.8947. Sponsored by Newark Neighbor-            and run them through
                                                                      hood & Recreational Services.                                 June. Separate begin-

          NAC newsletter
                                                                                                                                    ning and advanced drum
                                                                      • July 13 – Aug. 15 Summer Performing Arts Acad-              classes are slated from 11

           call for rates:
                                                                      emy (ages 10-15) at Symphony Hall, Mon.-Fri., 8:30            am-Noon. Separate adult
                                                                      am-3:30 pm. African Dance, Modern Dance, Creative             and childrens classes will

                                                                      Writing, Poetry, Vocal Music, Acting. $125 includes all       be from Noon-2 pm. One
                                                                      five weeks. Limited scholarships. Aftercare: 3:30-5:30         Hip-Hop class will be held 1-2 pm. Registration: $20.
                                                                      pm, $10 daily. Contact: Alicia Parejo, 643.8014.              Registered classes: $7/each; non-registered: $10/each.

 10         Summer/Fall 2009                                                                                                            
On Display June 15 through October 15, 2009.                                GALLERY AFERRO                                                                NEWARK PUBLIC LIBRARY - Main Branch
Exhibitions listed below are open to the public and are                     Wed.-Fri.: noon-4 pm; Sat.: 11 am-6 pm.                                       Viewing Hours: Monday-Saturday, library hours
free unless otherwise noted. Please check institutions                         Sat., June 27 through Sat., July 25                                            Through Sat., June 27; 2nd Fl. gallery
on holidays before visiting. See Organization List (page                    Real Cool Time: Andrew Leo Baron. The artist attempts to elicit               The Revival of Professional Baseball in New Jersey.
                                                                            a variety of responses – polemical, introspective and emotional               Dramatic photographs and memorabilia of baseball in
2) for contact information. Exhibits’ opening receptions
                                                                            – with his figurative paintings. Curator Evonne M. Davis.                      Newark, Paterson and Jersey City. Exhibit curated by James
are noted in the Calendar.                                                  Deceptive Landscapes. In the New Media Room. Hector                           Lewis and supported by NJ Council for the Humanities.
                                                                            Cononge presents this exhibit in collaboration with City Without                  Through Sat., July 1; 3rd Floor gallery
ACADEMY STREET FIREHOUSE GALLERY                                            Walls for the 2009 Newark New Media Residency. He uses                        Collecting the History of Printing; Building Upon the Richard
Mon.-Fri., Lower Gallery, 10 am-5 pm.; Upper Gallery by appt.               text, video and sonic technologies to explore eco-friendly prod-              C. Jenkinson Collection. Works from the Library’s collection
  Ongoing                                                                   ucts, organic produce and green marketing campaigns.                          and other fine press books. Curated by William J. Dane
Lower Gallery. The Human Experience by Toni Davis; Toy                      New Video Works. Project Room. Michael Amter’s works are                      and Chad Leinaweaver. Supported by NJ Council for
Surrealism by Firehouse Kids; Theatre-Firehouse Photography                 informed by his travels, recently with a residency in Japan.                  the Humanities.
Project of Student Health Advocacy for Resources & Education.                                                                                                 Wed., July 8 through Fri., Sept. 4
Upper Gallery: Toni Davis’ The Human Experience; Ibrahim                    GALLERY TWENTY-ONE                                                            Weequahic Memoirs: Celebrating Newark’s Legendary
Ahmed’s The Village Seeker; Terry Zealand’s.Nature Series                   Thurs. & Fri., 3-8 pm; Sat. 11 am-5 pm.                                       Neighborhood. Hundreds of photographs, plus artifacts,
                                                                               Through Sat., June 27                                                      memorabilia, and a Great Map, tell the story of Weequahic
ALJIRA, A Center for Contemporary Art                                       In This Moment: From Havana Cuba 2009. Photographers                          from 1930s through 1960s.
Wed.–Fri.: noon-6 pm; Sat.: 11 am-4 pm                                      Jay Seldin, Mansa Mussa, and Herman Velez document the                                                                        Thurs., July 9
General Admission $3; Seniors & Students $2; Free for                       people, places and events of the 10th Havana Art Biennial.                                                                  through Wed.,
Children aged 12 or less accompanied by an adult.                                                                                                                                                       Sept. 9
   Sat., July 25 through Sat., Sept. 26                                     ICE GALLERY AT THE C0FFEE CAVE                                                                                              The Global Artistry
E10: Aljira Emerge 10 Exhibition, curated by Sara Reisman.                  Mon.-Fri., 10 am-10 pm; Sat., 11 am-8 pm; Sun., 11 am-6 pm.                                                                 of Leo & Diane
New works by 22 area artists                                                  Through Sun., June 28                                                                                                     Dillion: A Retro-
who participated in the 2008                                                Naked. The 2nd invitational art exhibit of the Catfish Friday                                                                spective.
artist development program:                                                 women’s art collective explores the concept of nakedness.                                                                   A traveling exhibit
Fariba Alam, Toby Barnes, Mi-                                               Participating artists: Janice Anderson, Tinnetta Bell, Sadee                                                                from the National
chael Paul Britto, Cecile Cjong,                                            Brathwaite, Maggie Brown, Kathleen Heron, Diana Jensen,                                                                     Center for Chil-
Priscila De Carvalho, Brendan                                               Shonda Nicholas, Shirley Parker-Benjamin, Lynn Presley,                                                                     dren’s Illustrated
Fernandes, Sheree Hovse-                                                    Judth Salmon, Joya Thompson and Toni Thomas.                                               Artwork by Leo & Diane Dillon    Literature with
pian, Gisela Insuaste, Sandra                                                                                                                             illustrations ranging from African folktales to Scandinavian
Lee, Diego Medina, Lisette                                                                                                                                epics, from fantasy to science fiction.
Morel, Nyeema Morgan, Kymia
                                   Middle East Meets West by Diego Medina
Nawabi, Jung Eun Park, Roxana                                                                                                                             RUTGERS-NEWARK John Cotton Dana Library
Perez-Mendez, Jaye Rhee, Jose Ruioz, Jennifer Salomon,                                                                                                     Gallery Hours vary; call 353.5222.
Miranda Small, Germán Tagle, Joseph Waks, Noelle Williams.                                                                                                  Through Tues., June 30; Dana Room, 4th Fl.
                                                                                                                                                          New Views of Familiar Places: Infrared Photographs of
ATRIUM AT THE PRIORY                                                                                                                                      Newark and Princeton. Photographer Ed Berger uses a
Mon.-Thurs. 9 am-5 pm; Fri.: 9 am-10 pm.                                                                                                                  fisheye lens and a digital camera to get a fresh perspective
  Fri. June 19 through Fri., Oct. 30                                                                                                                      and surrealistic effect.
Jazz & Roses by Robert Tann. About 40 photographs and
sketches of jazz musicians, instruments, and roses from                                                                                                   RUTGERS-NEWARK Paul Robeson Gallery
Branch Brook Park.                                                                                                                                        Mon.-Wed., 10 am-5 pm.; Thurs., Noon-7 pm
                                                                                    “Turned Away” by Tinnetta Bell   “Water” a photo by Shonda Nicholas       Through Thurs., July 30
BARAT FOUNDATION                                                                                                                                          1st Fl. Pequod Deck. Amy Ortiz: Rivers Revealing Doors.
Mon.-Sat.,10 am-7:30 pm;                                                      Mon., July 5 through Sun., Aug. 23                                          Themes of water and sky represent the womb.
Sun., 10 am-6 pm.                                                           An Excess of Ethnicity. Curated by Luisa Pinzon.                              2nd Fl. Orbit I. We Only Know What We Can Remember:
Donations welcomed.                                                                                                                                       the 1969 Liberation of Conklin Hall. A Dana Library Archival
   Through Tues., June 30                                                   NEW JERSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY                                                 exhibit of the 72-hour takeover of Conklin Hall by student
The Multi-Faced Female; a celebration                                       Tues.-Sat.: 10 am-5 pm.                                                       protestors.
of National Women’s Month featuring                                            Through 09                                                                 2nd Fl. Orbit II. Ejay Weiss:The Not So Obvious Space: In the
works by Lizzie Fitch, Liz Rywelski,                                        What’s Going On? Newark & the Legacy of the 60s. An exami-                    vein of the new science “Emergence” a work of art evolves
Lindsay Kovnat, Hannah Hooper,                                              nation of Newark’s 1967 urban rebellion and its impact on the                 from its fundamental elements to a final composition.
Lindsay Beebe, Renata Mann, Raul                                            people, landscape, institutions, and economy of NJ. Photo-                       Through Fri, July 31; Main Gallery
DeNieves, Miki Olson, Ing-On Vibulb-                                        graphs, oral histories, artifacts and period media reflect ‘60s                Mood Indigo: Paul Robeson Review. The life and legacy of
han Watts, Molly Lowe, and                                                  culture and various perspectives on the event plus the 40-year                Paul Robeson is explored through the artwork of Newark
Annie Perlman.                                                              old struggle for renewal. Visitors have a response booth.                     Public School Students and community partners.
The Multi-Faced Student. Works by                                              Through 09                                                                    Tues. Sept. 8 through Thurs., Oct. 29
Foundation students                                                         Feast Your Eyes: The Unexpected Beauty of Community                           The Mansion Project. The Krueger Scott Mansion is a
Obama. Various artists including Gary                                       Vegetable Gardens is traced across centuries, cultures, and                   starting point to explore the history of Newark, memory,
Barat use many mediums to portray                                           continents. In a parallel exhibit, the history of NJ community                decadence and excess, urban planning, beauty, African-
the influence of the new president.                                          gardening demonstrates its role in the Garden State.                          American culture, and immigration.
                                               Sculpture by Raul DeNieves
   Fri., Sept. 25 through Sat. Nov. 7                                          Ongoing
Relics from (the) Other Realms. What this means is reflected                 Ebb and Flow: New Jersey and Its Rivers. An interactive                       UMDNJ GALLERY – New Jersey Medical School
in pieces by Ryan Trecartin, Jesse Greenberg, Brian Belott,                 display about four rivers as both pathways and impediments                    Daily 9 am-6 pm.
Matt Gosser, Maximilian Lawrence, Paint Co., Professor                      to settlement and economic development: Delaware, Passaic,                      Mon. Sept. 14 through Thurs., Jan. 7, 2010
Sampohi and others. Works include shrines, fossils, postcards,              Maurice, Raritan.                                                             Fall Arts Festival. Original artworks include paintings,
demigods, trinkets, holy grail, lost culture, prison diaries.                                                                                             drawings, sculptures, photographs, jewelry, quilts,
                                                                            JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF METROWEST                                          needlepoint, etc.
CITY WITHOUT WALLS                                                          760 Northfield Ave., W.O.; Mon,-Thurs., 5:30 am-10 pm; Fri.
Atrium Gallery, Seton Hall Law School, One Newark Center;                   5:30 am-6 pm.; Sat. & Sun., 7 am-7 pm.                                        WBGO GALLERY (Lobby of Studio)
daily 10 am-5 pm.                                                              Through Sun., Aug. 16                                                      Mon.-Fri., 9 am- 5 pm.
   Tues., Aug. 11 through Sat., Dec. 26                                     WAE Center Show. More than 10 artists display and sell paint-                    Through Fri., July 31
Recession – Expression. Curated by Carmen del Valle Hermo                   ings, drawings, hand painted bags, jewelry and notecards. The                 Paintings by Chris Osborne. The artist pays tribute to the
and featuring work by Claire Elliott, Jesse Farber, Emily Hunt,             Wellness, Art & Enrichment Center is an alternative learning                  tapestry of American life, particularly musicians. She started
Paul Lambremont, Jamie Powell, and Mark Rubenstein.                         center for people with disabilities. Among its programs are                   this interest while Jazz & Blues Retail Manager at Tower
Main Gallery, 6 Crawford St.                                                those in writing, painting, film and music. 325.1494 x107.                     Records in Lincoln Center.
Wed. through Fri., noon-6 pm; Sat., 1-6 pm.
   Through Wed., Aug. 5                                                     THE NEWARK MUSEUM
Artreach XVII. The 17th annual exhibit of the works of promis-                  Closed Mon. & Tues. unless noted. Oct. through June:
ing high school artists who have been paired with profes-                   Wed. through Sun., 10 am-5 pm. Sat. & Sun.10 am- 5 pm.
sional working artists as mentors. Works feature wall murals,               July through Sept: Wed. through Sun. noon-5 pm. Barrier-free
photography, painting, sculpture, installations and video.The               entrance available. Tours, 1-3 pm, free with Suggested Admis-
14 pairs include Arts High School students Suzette A Dor-                   sions: Adults - $10; Children, seniors, Students with valid ID
rielan, Yazmine Graham, Tania Sousa, and Amira Roger with                   $6; Discounts for AAA members and Amtrak ticket-holders;
respective mentors Mona Brody, Kathryn Eddy, Anne Mck-                      Free for Members, residents of Newark, and others, including
eown, and Kate Dowd. Barringer High School students and                     employees of 39 corporate underwriters. Exhibits listed are
their mentors: Rakim Alexander – Ibrahim Ahmad III; Brodrick                those opening or closing near this issue’s dates. See Museum
Brunson – Hiroshi Kumagai; Markyse Joseph – Jay Seldin;                     web site for list of others, continuing and permanent exhibits..
Wahedaa Nasar – Katherine Heron; and Kenely Torres – Kevin                    Through Sun., Aug. 16
Darmanie. Technology High School students Roberto Allende                   Unbounded: New Art for a New Century. Works, some newly
and Yanira Ramirez had respective Newark mentors Matthew                    acquired, created in the past 15 years by 40 artists from differ-                                 Robert Johnson Osborne
Gosser and Vikki Michalios. Other pairs: Ian Bates of Rutgers               ent parts of the world. They embrace a wide range of media                       Mon., Aug 3 through Fri., Oct. 2
Prep with Marco Munez; Danielle Bemis of JFK Memorial H.S.                  and perspectives.                                                             Photographs by Hank O’Neal. The well-known music
with Anonda Bell; and Tess Silverman of Montclair H.S., with                                                                                              producer, author and photographer began to be fascinated
Vanessa Ramalho.                                                               Wed., July 1 through Sun., Jan. 3, 2010
                                                                            Party Time: Re-Imagine America. Yinka Shonibare MBE recre-                    by the camera while watching his father develop pictures
Germinal. Interactive display in the New Media Room features                                                                                              from WWII. But it wasn’t until the 1960s, while working for
Hector Canonge’s exploration of the digital codification of                  ates a formal dinner party during the late 19th Century. Set in
                                                                            the Ballantine House. the celebration of opulent prosperity tips              the CIA, that Hank started to explore his music and
seeds and their transformation into commercial food products.                                                                                             photographic interests.
Intersections. Curated by Tani Duvergne, the 18 large paint-                towards misbehavior and subservience of others.
ings explore the convergence of natural and man-made                           Sept. 2009 through January 2011
events. Artists: Patty Cateura, Noah Landfield, Christopher                  New Work, After Strand and Sheeler’s Manhatta. Marylou
Saunders, Sarah Trigg, Frank Webster.                                       Tibaldo Bongiorno and Jerome Bongiorno take the 1920 avant-
   Thurs., Oct. 15 through Sat., Dec.19                                     garde 1920s 6-minute film and make a modern interpretation
                                                                            focusing on the City of Newark.
                                                                                                                                                            Let Us Create Your Printed Materials
Ready to Unveil. This exhibit re-imagines Newark as an art
gallery with models and sketches of public art proposed for                    Through April 2010                                                               for Editorial, Branding, P.R.
sites throughout the City. Juried by Chakaia Booker, Willie                 100 Years: Always New. The Museum’s evolution is depicted
Cole, Sean Elwood, Sheila McCoy, and Tom Moran.                             in photographs of buildings, exhibitions, and the people instru-                          Rhea B. Seagull, Writer/Editor
                                                                            mental to the Museum’s growth.                                                  ; 973.325.7247
                                                                            Skies Alive: Bird Migration in the Garden State. In partnership
Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.
                                                                            with the NJ Audubon Society, the Museum’s interactive exhibit                      Carol Jenkins, Graphic Artist/ Production
                                                                            explores the state’s crucial role in the Atlantic Flyway of birds
  Through October
                                                                            flying to and back between North and South America.
                                                                                                                                                     ; 973.674.0306
Counterpoint. In a solo show Barbara Hatfield exhibits 26
                                                                                                                                                                           Available Together or Separately
works in which independent materials interact poetically as in
Asian tradition to form a whole for viewers to imagine.                                                                                                                                                  Summer/Fall 2009                               11
Photo Follow-Up
The Newark Museum Celebrated its 100th Anniversary
With 100 Hours of Continuous Programs April 22-26
           ore than 17,000 people came out to the                                                          Special Centennial exhibits were on view                                            Dinosaur Day was presented on Saturday by
           Newark Museum’s 100-hour Centennial                                                        including Unbounded: New Art for a New Century,                                     the Museum’s Science Department. More than
           Celebration Marathon, 10 am on Wed.,                                                       Insecta Fantasia, and Skies Alive. Lite FM’s morning                                8,000 people attended the family day program of
April 22 until 6 pm on Sun., April 26. The round-                                                     personality Karen Carson stopped by the opening                                     hands-on activities which included fossil and min-
the clock affair had events for all ages including                                                    of this last exhibit on Wednesday night.                                            eral digs and an exhibit of life-size dinosaur fossils.
ceremonies, demonstrations and workshops,
                                                                                                          During the 100 hours visitors made quilts and                                        The concluding event on Sunday was a com-
treasure hunts, performances, exercises, and
                                                                                                      pottery in workshops. They danced to Salsa and                                      munity birthday party with a birthday cake, musical
gallery viewing.
                                                                                                      Swing at dance parties. They participated in a                                      performances by Dr. K’s Motown Review, danc-
     The events were designed to involve all aspects                                                  “100 Amazing Objects” treasurer hunt through the                                    ing in the garden, and final remarks by NJ Senator
of the Museum’s art, science, and education mis-                                                      Museum’s 80 permanent exhibit galleries. They                                       Frank Lautenberg.
sions, according to Director Mary Sue Price. She                                                      watched professional musicians and dancers in
                                                                                                                                                                                               The Museum was founded in April 1909 by
was joined for the kickoff event by Newark’s Mayor                                                    multi-ethnic presentations.
                                                                                                                                                                                          John Cotton Dana, Director of the Newark Library.
Cory Booker and New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine
                                                                                                          During the pre-dawn hours, visitors visited the                                 His intense interest in contemporary American art,
to start the electronic clock countdown. The Mal-
                                                                                                      night creatures in the Mini Zoo, went on flashlight                                  when other museums preferred European masters,
colm X Shabazz High School Band and the Newark
                                                                                                      tours of the Ballantine House or watched several                                    resulted in the Museum’s core collection of 19th &
Boys Chorus also performed. Visitors signed the
                                                                                                      independent movies presented by the Newark                                          20th Century works. This Collection of American Art
Museum’s Centennial birthday card. WOR Radio
                                                                                                      Black Film Festival. In the early morning, there                                    is still considered one of the finest in the country.
Host Joan Hamburg broadcasted her daily talk
                                                                                                      was birding, sunrise yoga, Tai-Chi instruction and
show live during the ceremony.
                                                                                                      meditation to the chanting of Tibetan Monks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         On opening day, Museum Director Emeritus Samuel C. Miller
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and current Director Mary Sue Sweeney Price chat.

                     Opening Ceremony – Visitors start signing large 100th birthday card.

                                                                                                                                 Opening Ceremony – Newark Boys Chorus sings

                             Opening Ceremony – Malcolm X. Shabazz School Marching Band helps kick off festivities.
                                                                                                                                                         After Opening Ceremony, Governor Jon Corzine and Newark Mayor Cory Booker are interviewed live by WOR
                                                                                                                                                                                            Radio Personality Joan Hamburg.

  Many dance parties were hosted during the 100-hours. From swing, to salsa, to Motown, people danced the night way.
                                                                                                                                                           Dino Day was huge success. Special events and programs were co-sponsored by Rutgers Newark and the
                                                                                                                                                                                               National Science Foundation.

                                                                                                                                           Closing Ceremony
                                                                                                                                       included the cutting of
                                                                                                                                       a birthday cake. From
                                                                                                                                   l-r: Museum Board Chair
                                                                                                                                  Arlene Lieberman, looking
                                                                                                                                      on is Museum Director
                                                                                                                                 Emeritus Samuel C. Miller,
                                                                                                                                 Senator Frank Lautenberg,
                                                                                                                                   Museum Board President
                                                                                                                                       Andrew Richards, and
                                                                                                                                 Museum Director Mary Sue
                                                                                                                                              Sweeney Price.

                             During the 100 hour celebration visitors listened to the resounding beat of Soh Daiko’s drumming.

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