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NEWARK Summer/Fall 2009 973.643.1625 A PUBLICATION OF THE NEWARK ARTS COUNCIL NAC Art & the City Featured Arts Groups Hurting; Fashion Show & Indoor Art Park Projects On Tap M L “ 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) NONPROFIT NEWARK ARTS COUNCIL ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE P.O. 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GlassRoots Studio, 10 Bleeker St., 07102; 353.5961; www.glassroots.org Greater Newark Conservancy, 303-9 Washington St., 5th Floor, 07102; 642.4646; www.citybloom.org Hands, Inc., Valley Arts,15 South Essex Ave., Orange, 07050; 678-3110; www.handsinc.org. Ice Gallery at the Coffee Cave, 45 Halsey St., 07102; 368.4654; www.thecoffeecave.com City of Newark Institute of Jazz Studies (Dana Library/Rutgers); 185 Univ. Ave., 07102; 353.5595; www.libraries.rutgers.edu 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; www.jewishmuseumnj.org President Lincoln Park-Coast Cultural District, 111 Mulberry St., Suite 1N, 07102; 242.4144; www.lpccd.org ANIBAL RAMOS, JR., North Ward Newark Art Supply, 61 Halsey St., 07102; 230.2828; www.newarkartsupply.com AUGUSTO AMADOR, East Ward RONALD RICE, JR., West Ward Newark Arts Council, 17 Academy St., Ste. 1104, 07102; 643.1625; www.newarkarts.org OSCAR JAMES, II, South Ward Newark Boys Chorus School, 1016 Broad St., 07102; 621.8900; www.newark-boys-chorus-school.net CARLOS GONZALES, At-Large Newark (City of), Public Information; City Hall; 733.8004; www.ci.newark.nj.us DONALD M. PAYNE, JR., At-Large LUIS QUINTANA, At-Large The Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., 07102, 596.6550; www.newarkmuseum.org Newark Preservation & Landmarks Committee, P.O.B.1066, 07101; 622.4910; www.newarklandmarks.org The Newark Arts Council receives major funding for Newark Public Library, 5 Washington St., 07102; 733.7784; www.npl.org its programs and publications from The Prudential Newark Public Schools, Board of Education, 2 Cedar St, 07102; www.nps.K12.nj.us 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; www.ncsanj.org New Jersey, Bank of America Foundation, and the Newark Symphony Hall, 1020 Broad St., 07102; 643.8468; www.newarksymphonyhall.org New Jersey State Council on the Arts. New Jersey Arts Incubator, 64 Wellington Ave., W.O., 07052; 669.0600; www.njai.org The New Jersey Historical Society, 52 Park Pl., 07102; 596.8500; www.jerseyhistory.org This publication is made possible in part The NJ Cultural Trust, P.O.B. 529, Trenton 08625-0529; 609.984.6767;www.state.nj.us/state/culturaltrust 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; www.njﬁlm.org the Arts and administered by the Essex New Jersey Performing Arts Center, One Center Street, 07102, 1.888.GO.NJPAC; www.njpac.org County Division of Cultural Affairs and Historic Affairs. New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts, 593 Bloomﬁeld Ave., Blﬂd., 07003; 566.9700; www.njactors.org New Jersey State Opera, 50 Park Pl, 07102; 623.5757; www.newjerseystateopera.org New Jersey State Council on the Arts, P.O.B. 306, Trenton 08625; 609.292.6130; www.njartscouncil.org New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, 60 Park Place, 9th Fl., 07102; 624.3713; 255.3476); www.njsymphony.org 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; www.njvla.org (as of June 23, 2009) North Jersey Philharmonic Glee Club, P.O.B. 5111, E.O., 07019; 917.853.3977; www.njpgc.org 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; www.ptnj.org Cephas Bowles, Vice President Priory Jazz & The Atrium at the Priory, 233 West Market St., 07102; 639.7818; www.newcommunity.org Ollyn J. Lettman, Treasurer Prudential Center, 165 Mulberry St, 07102; 757.6500; ww.prucenter.org Rutgers Univ., 249 Univ. Ave., 07102; Communications, 353.5262; www.rutgers-Newark.Rutgers.edu Joanne Orozco, Secretary Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Arts Program (Jim Wise & Bradley Hall Theatres); 596.3457; www.theatre.njit.edu Sumei Multidisciplinary Arts Center, Button Factory, 84 Hamilton St., 07105; 589-5525; www.sumei.org Carlos C. Aureliano TEATRO Sí, P.O.B.1640, Cranford, 908.301.9496; www.theatrosi.org Trilogy: An Opera Company, 32 Howard Ct., 07103; 985.5881; www.trilogy.homestead.com Susan G. Austin 12 Miles West Theatre Company; P.O.B. 1663, Bloomﬁeld, 07003; www.12mileswest.org 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; www.umojadance.com Anthony Clark WBGO Jazz-88, 54 Park Pl., 07102; 624.8880; Marketing/PR, ext 261; www.WBGO.org 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; www.zawadidance.com 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 Business/Corporation/Foundation email@example.com E-Mail Address Benefactor $500.00 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 Benefactor ____ Sponsor ____ Patron ___ Associate ___ Newark Arts Council perpetuate the role the arts can play to advance the city 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 2 Summer/Fall 2009 www.newarkarts.org 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; firstname.lastname@example.org 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. A 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 A 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 assemblymen. 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. www.newarkarts.org 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 Education. 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: email@example.com. 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 www.newarkarts.org 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 www.newarkarts.org/eventscalendar (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: www.newarkmuseum.org. 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 Republic.org. 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). GALLERY AFERRO 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: th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. PRIORY JAZZ SERIES 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 email@example.com www.newarkarts.org 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 www.newarkarts.org 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, Festival *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. DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM 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. NEW JERSEY PERFORMING 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 !NEW JERSEY ARTS + 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 www.newarkarts.org 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 THE NEWARK MUSEUM – Newark Black 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 AUGUST 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 THE NEWARK MUSEUM 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 THE NEWARK MUSEUM – Newark Black 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 THE NEWARK MUSEUM 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 NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 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. THE NEWARK MUSEUM ! & 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. DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM 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 ESSEX COUNTY PARKS, RECREATION & 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 www.newarkarts.org DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM 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. NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 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.” ESSEX COUNTY CULTURAL & HISTORIC AFFAIRS 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday 27 Thursday 17 Sunday 27 NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM 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.” THE BARAT FOUNDATION 6-10 pm. The Experimental Supper Club. See 8-6. Friday 18 Wednesday 30 ESSEX COUNTY CULTURAL & HISTORIC AFFAIRS 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. www.newarkarts.org Summer/Fall 2009 9 Thursday 1 OCTOBER 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 DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM ***2 pm. Film: “The Amazing 733.5917; straughterpeci.newark.nj.us 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 email@example.com. 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 DREYFUSS PLANETARIUM 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; www.indexartcenter.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org images to Matthew Gosser: email@example.com. 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; firstname.lastname@example.org. NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ***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; Rachmaninoff’s 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 NEW JERSEY PERFORMING teens and adults. Registration $45. Single class $14; 10 August, continues until classes ARTS CENTER 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 973.643.1625 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 www.newarkarts.org EXHIBITIONS 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. email@example.com; 973.325.7247 Skies Alive: Bird Migration in the Garden State. In partnership DHR INTERNATIONAL Gallery One 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. firstname.lastname@example.org; 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. www.newarkarts.org Summer/Fall 2009 11 Photo Follow-Up The Newark Museum Celebrated its 100th Anniversary With 100 Hours of Continuous Programs April 22-26 M 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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