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It gets more complicated... Newark Voices By KRIs sEALs

since the tragic death of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi, more and more people have spoken out against bullying to support the gay, transsexual, lesbian, and bisexual community. Plenty of prominent figures - including President Obama - have put out videos, usually titled “It Gets Better.” While I applaud the efforts to lend a hand, most of the content in the videos seems to be more unrealistic than reflecting actual reality. While being straight has shielded me from the unnecessary bullying from others due to sexual preference, I am familiar with being a victim of bullying. so, here is my advice...

When I was first bullied, it was physical, usually 2-3 people. Then I learned martial arts. The bullying went from 2-3 to 4-6. Then, I was fortunate to defeat a “champion bully” as I would call him. That nixed that.

Later, I was bullied by practical jokers after I fell in love with a girl in high school. The thing that made it so devastating is that she had the power to stop it. Her friends respected her, and if she said enough, that would have been it. sadly, she did nothing. Then, an act happened that etched the word “Columbine” into the collective mind of America. I did not even have to lift a finger. That nixed that.

After it all ended, I cannot say that “it got better.” I trusted no one, and life was pretty miserable. Those were the dark times. It was not easy. so, how did I survive it? Rather than thinking that it would get better, I worked through my grief. I had perseverance, and that helped me to become successful. To this day, I am maintaining, and I am contributing to make the world a finer place with my writing acumen. My objective is to continue improving. Eventually, I will make a universal impact someday. Now, as for you bullies out there, here is something for you. (This may not be taken too well by most people, but I feel the only way to help in a situation like this is to be completely honest.) you will keep up your bullying ways, and eventually I will have to write something that looks like this: “Tragedy struck today as (insert number here) people were shot by a person who was bullied for being (gay, handicapped, etc.)” I don’t support shooting rampages, because innocent people get caught in the crossfire. Also, you do not need to go to prison for the rest of your life due to some nefarious jerks. As for those bullies who get their comeuppance, don’t expect any sympathy from me when it happens... because you had it coming. In closing, there is no guarantee of things ever getting

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Friends of Tyler clementi walked to the center of the George washington Bridge to pay tribute to the rutgers student.

better. However, I can say that rather than placing all of your hopes in the storm going away, you can face it, and overcome it. you may not be able to avoid bullying, but the constitution of the United states - and just being human for all intents and purposes - grants you the freedom to live a life according to your terms. Why do victims cross the road? Because they have to.

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The opening of Port 44 brewery reconnects Newark to its historic past.

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Brewmaster Chris Sheehan works in the brewhouse at the rear while customers enjoy food and beer at Port 44 in Newark.


What do you think about when you think of Newark’s history: immigration, music, the Civil Rights movement? Many people are aware that New Jersey’s largest city is filled with rich history, but how many people know that a large part of the city’s past economic and industrial success is due to the production of beer? Breweries were an economic sta-

ple before and after prohibition. Even during the United States’ 13 years as a dry country, Newark funneled alcohol through the city. And when prohibition was lifted April 6, 1933, breweries were ready to resume business.

trast, breweries have been absent from Newark streets for decades. But with the opening of a new brewery in downtown Newark, Port 44, people are remembering the prosperous industry that the city benefited from all those years ago.

At prohibition’s end, Newark residents flooded the streets in front of the Krueger Brewery then located on Belmont Avenue. That April night, doors opened at midnight and people didn’t clear the streets for two straight days. Today, in con-

“It’s up to us to preserve the rich brewery history,” said Greg Gilhooly, a retired police officer and co-owner of Port 44. This is a history that currently connects people from past to present.

“Thirty percent of our customers are connected to someone who worked for a brewery,” Gilhooly added. During the industry’s prime, Newark housed close to 30 breweries: Peter Ballantine and Son’s Brewery, The Christian Feigenspan Brewery and the Gottfried Krueger

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Newark’s best kept secret: Greater Newark Conservancy creates oasis of green making the new center a reality was the purchase of the historic former synagogue/church building at 32-34 Prince Street in downtown Newark. Acquired from the city of Newark, the property included the building and the land that it occupies.

An historic synagogue is being renovated by Greater Newark Conservancy to expand indoor programming opportunities at the Urban Environmental Center.

As originally conceived, the project called for a modest renovation of the existing building into an education center and the conservancy’s offices. A small, adjoining demonstration garden was to be created immediately next to the building. When the conservancy learned that the city of Newark was willing to sell an additional 1.5 acres of property surrounding the center building, a full outdoor Learning center with thematic outdoor classroom gardens was added to the center concept. There was also room to construct a major addition on the existing center building, greatly increasing the programmatic capabilities of the facility. Leading by Example


on a street located just a few blocks away from Newark’s busy downtown, the sites of a former post office, meat market and historic synagogue have now become an oasis of environmentally-focused activity and energy. The greenhouses, gardens and “green” administrative building of greater Newark conservancy’s outdoor Learning center are the backdrop to educational, job training and quality of life initiatives aimed at making Newark a greener and healthier place. “It’s really the city’s best kept secret,” says conservancy co-chair Hans J. Solmssen.

Visitors to the center explore the wonders of nature and the urban environment through interactive, hands-on activities with environmental/horticultural themes. Its garden galleries include a Nature of Newark Trail, an Urban Wildlife gallery, an Urban Forestry gallery, the Nelson Mandela Freedom garden, a Butterflies and Bugs gallery, a Sundial Pavilion, a Sensory Adventure gallery, a greenhouse and a community Demonstration garden. Environmental Concern

Founded in 1987, greater Newark conservancy’s mission is to promote environmental stewardship to improve the quality of life in New Jersey’s urban commu-

nities. The $3.7 million Prudential outdoor Learning center, named in honor of a $750,000 grant from the Prudential Foundation, was completed in 2004, and has hosted more than 16,000 at-risk inner-city children for environmental education field trips since that time. In 2009, the city of Newark indicated that it was willing to sell the conservancy a former commercial building on the Springfield Avenue edge of the center. An $800,000 renovation of the building proceeded over the winter and spring of 2010 enabling the conservancy to move its offices into the building in July. A series of open house events celebrating the new space was held in

october, recognizing volunteers and donors, and welcoming the public to the center. “Numerous foundations, corporations, government agencies, organizations and individuals have generously contributed toward making the Urban Environmental center a reality,” notes Robin Dougherty, the conservancy’s Executive Director. “I think they recognize the extent of the environmental problems faced by the community we serve, and the opportunity presented by the conservancy to make an immediate difference in the lives of so many.” A New Home

The first step toward

In planning the new administrative building, the conservancy made every effort to make its new home at the former West Ward Post office and Murray’s Meat Shop as green and sustainable as possible. The building racked up LEED points recognizing green design and construction for having a sustainable site, water efficiency, recycling of demolition materials, using recycled materials in the new construction, as well as natural ventilation, natural day-lighting, and environmentally friendly (or low voc) paints and finishes used in construction. Programming

Four program areas--environmental education, community greening and gardening, advocacy for

environmental justice and job training – are the focus of activities involving everyone from students to seniors. Education

All Programs and in-class lessons developed by the conservancy are hands-on, interdisciplinary, science and literacy based and correlated to the New Jersey core curriculum content Standards. Tailored to student ability, the programs are designed to use the environment as an integrated context for learning. The learning spectrum includes living labs, outreach lessons, extended classroom experiences, discovery boxes, professional development workshops, environmental theater and gardening in the classroom programs. Community Greening

The community greening Program addresses Newark’s deficit of quality preserved open space by enhancing existing community parks, creating new pocket parks, establishing greenways, and improving neighborhoods with street trees, street-side planted flower barrels and community gardens. The program works with Newark residents to transform neighborhoods with curbside flower barrels and lush community gardens on former vacant lots. These urban farms increase accessibility to food sources for urban residents by providing high quality, locally grown healthy food using natural pest control methods. “The conservancy’s greening strategies promote visual improvements to city neighborhoods, empower residents to take back their

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has been here since 1990.” Don Manuel’s dining room seats 70, with room for 40 in the bar area and a banquet room with space for 100 guests. The best wines are another part of the Don Manuel experience. “Most of our wines come from Spain and Portugal,” Vilas said. “We try to offer wines that go best

with the dishes on our menu.” Don Manuel is open seven days a week until 10 p.m. The restaurant opens at 11:30 a.m. each day except Saturday, when they start serving at noon. Don Manuel is wheelchair accessible and accepts all major credit cards. Call (973) 344-3614 for more information.

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This is a photo of four employees of the Krueger Brewery that is in the book that Sharon Hazard of Eatontown and her daughter, Elizabeth Hazard, who resides in New York City, spent countless hours in the Newark Public Library. The result: “Historic Photos of Newark.”



Brewery Company, to name a few. Some of these breweries date back to the mid19th century. A Scotsman opened Peter Ballantine and Son’s Brewery in 1840, for example. This was Newark’s largest brewery and it carried beer and ale across the nation during the 1940s and 1950s. Today, residents can tour the Ballantine mansion at the Newark Museum. The Christian Feigenspan Brewery is also highly recognized in Newark’s history. Opened in 1869, it was known as “The Pride of Newark.” Although it managed to stay in business throughout the Depression,

the company would close its doors in 1944. The Gottfried Krueger Brewery Company was the first in its industry to sell beer cans – this didn’t happen until 1940. But the brewery, which covered two blocks (what is now the intersection of Irvine Turner Blvd and West Kinney Street), opened in 1865. It would close its doors by 1960.

added. This is one reason that he and his business partner, John Feeley, decided to open Port 44, which officially opened about six months ago.

By the 1960s, Newark’s brewery industry had diminished and residents were left with few options. Gilhooly said that today, with Newark brews such as Craft increasing production, his young customers experience something that he never did at their age – good beer.

Gilhooly remembers thinking as far back as 15 years that whoever decided to open a brewery would be successful. So between his and Feeley’s passion for Craft beer and passion for history, they decided to be the ones to tackle the venture.

“My name is Greg. I am 50 years old, and I grew up on bad beer,” Gilhooly

“It’s the right time,” Gilhooly said. “Newark is a renaissance city. We have the Prudential Center and support from Brick City Development Corporation.”

Port 44 offers wines and liquors – it even is a full restaurant – but Gilhooly said the majority of his clients

drink beer. They enjoy the taste and the history, as Gilhooly said he often engages in historical conversations with his customers. He is also collecting brewery memorabilia for a showcase in his restaurant. Currently, he has compiled some stocks, cancelled checks and payroll stubs. Port 44 is not only about good beer, but preserving history. “If it wasn’t us, who would preserve the history,” Gilhooly said. Matt Gosser, gallery director of The College of Architecture and Design at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, is one person who has taken on that task. He began preserving brewery history about five years ago. An architect by profes-

Jerry Mccrea/The STar-Ledger

This image captures the demolition of the historic Pabst Brewery on South Orange Avenue in Newark. Efforts were made to attempt to salvage the landmark water storage tank in the shape of a bottle.

sion, Gosser started photographing old industrial ruins in the city, which is when he ran into the former Pabst Blue Ribbon building on South Orange Avenue. To many residents, the building was an eyesore, Gosser said. It was a hot spot for prostitution and gangs. But it was also the subject of Gosser’s work. So when its demolition began,

he knew he had to work fast. A bulldozer in one room, Gosser worked in the next. Walls literally came down around him as he sorted through the artifacts of a fallen industry. In one room, for example, he found boxes of employee records that

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Jerry Mccrea/The STar Ledger

Brewmaster Chris Sheehan pitches yeast as he brews a large quantity of beer in one of the fermenters at Port 44 in Newark.



stacked up to the ceiling. He only had time to save a handful of boxes because the room was knocked down the next day. But documents he did save included a reference letter from J. Edgar Hoover written on FBI stationary.

Gosser spent several weeks in the Pabst building, including one night where he camped on its roof to catch the landscape view from night to morning.

“I got so into this industry,” Gosser said. “I had no idea what went into it.” So he decided to take his

photographs and artifacts and created an exhibit, which he called “Archeology: The Death and Afterlife of Pabst Brewery.” He included employee cards that listed worker social security numbers, old reference letters, the original recipe and label designs. In fact, Gosser remembers how one family at his exhibit noticed a letter in one of his collages his that was written by their grandfather during the 1920s-1930s. Gosser made a copy of the letter for himself and framed the original for the family. “People became more aware of the city’s industry heritage,” Gosser said when discussing the community’s response to his exhibit. “They rediscovered Newark.”

water, which is why experts will tell you the Newark brews are so good. But to access this water, Newark had to create tunnels. Morgan said these tunnels are part of Newark’s historic preservation legacy and the breweries themselves are a part of Newark’s industrial landscape.

Newark Museum and Community Council Board Member Linda Morgan was one of many members of the Newark community who was impressed with Gosser’s exhibit. Like Gosser, she learned a lot about Newark’s industrial history through her work in the city. An urban planner, Morgan came to work in Newark in 1992 – that’s where she met friend and mentor Charles Cummings. Morgan’s relationship with Cummings strengthened her admiration for Newark, which she already thought was unparallel to any other city, and enriched her historical knowledge about an industry that held an economic and sentimental aspect to its city’s history.

In fact, Morgan uses the Ironbound as an example of how the city can restore these buildings, saying many of the buildings that housed the Ironbound breweries are now galleries.

The brewery industry created a demand for clean

“I call it adaptive reuse – new life for old buildings,”

“It’s important for people to know the landscape,” Morgan added. “People are willing to destroy what is old, but what is old is so well made.”

Morgan said. But Morgan’s work with the museum also reignites Newarkers passion for beer. Four years ago, the Newark Museum and Community Council decided to replace its wine-tasting event with beer-tasting. Between 13 and 15 different breweries donate 60 to 70 types of beer. Morgan said the event attracts a diverse group of residents every year – and maybe that is one thing that has not changed in Newark’s brewery history. Beer connects the community. Look no further than Port 44, which Gilhooly says has a large customer base that is related to people who used to work for the Newark breweries. On the

other hand, the pub hosts parties for Seton Hall and Rutgers students – parties where beer is usually the drink of choice. In effect, beer is bringing generations together. Of course Gosser literally brought generations together when he unknowingly reunited a family with a letter from their grandfather. Ninety plus years after the date of that letter, the museum is still using beer to bring residents together at its Hot Chili and Cool Brew annual event. In addition, there are other ways Newark’s brewery history is resurfacing around the city as evidenced by Gilhooly and his partner Feeley opening the first local brewery in decades and Gosser’s exhibit based on artifacts from the old Pabst Brewery. In more ways than one, beer continues to unite the community.

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Greater Newark Conservancy promotes a greener and healthier Newark.

The Outdoor Learning Center has hosted more than 16,000 at-risk inner-city children for environmental education field trips since 2004.



streets and help them understand the role that they can have in local issues that affect their quality of life,” adds Director of Programs, Michele Robinson. Urban Farming

Like many urban centers, Newark’s residents have limited access to fresh, nutritious foods and a high rate of obesity. Half of the City’s population does not own cars so they are restricted to food shopping in small, local neighborhood markets with little to no selection of fresh produce. Farm markets in the City are limited in number, have a short season of operation, tend to be high priced and are not conveniently located. Newark residents are also underserved with only two major supermarkets located in the City. The overall result is that residents rely extensively on processed and fast foods which are detrimental to their health and lead to an overweight population. In order to improve access to healthy, fresh foods for Newark’s low income, inner-city population, Greater Newark Conservancy is establishing nearly two dozen urban farms on City-owned vacant lots in Newark, and guiding residents in the process of raising their own produce. The Conservancy is also teaching residents how to properly prepare foods to maintain their nutritious qualities. The City of Newark is a vital partner in the urban farming initiative, not only providing the land for the gardening sites but also critical support through the Brick City Development Corporation (BCDC) and various other agencies encouraging the creation of the urban farming initiative. The Conservancy is also planning to organize and implement subsidized farm markets, commencing in the spring of 2011, to bring fresh produce on a regular basis into Newark’s neighborhoods to ensure ready access to healthy foods. Environmental Justice

Greater Newark Conservancy’s Environmental Justice Program works to educate, train and support communities in creating

environmentally safe neighborhoods, encouraging and highlighting community empowerment, pride and self-sufficiency. The Conservancy strives to involve the citizens of Newark in planning and creating sustainable neighborhoods for their families where children can attend school and recreational activities in a safer and improved environment. Job Training

The major focus of the Conservancy’s Job Training Program is the Newark Youth Leadership Project (NYLP). NYLP is a year round job and leadership training program which provides young people from Newark with job training experience, leadership development, and exposure to different career options in environmental and horticultural fields and opportunities for pursuing a college education. In addition, job training interns are given the chance to participate in outdoor horticultural activities that they would probably never experience otherwise. Through this program the Conservancy seeks to improve conditions in the urban community by increasing employability and earning potential. The year round NYLP has now been in operation for over ten years and has had hundreds of Newark youth participants. Greater Newark Conservancy has also implemented the Newark Prisoner Reentry Initiative (NPRI), assisting recently incarcerated individuals who are Newark residents in making the transition from prison to gainful employment. Enrollees in the program, ranging in age from early 20s up to the 40s or even 50s, are non-violent offenders who have been out of prison for approximately six months. The Conservancy’s program provides the participants with training in a variety of horticultural and landscaping skills and includes the use of tools and tool safety (including the use of power tools), brick and paver installation, cutting bricks and stones, proper use of general landscaping tools and construction and use of rain barrels. Throughout this training the participants work on projects to clean and green vacant, cityowned lots in Newark to establish new pocket parks, community gardens and urban farms. After

the eight-week program, the participants continue to work towards job placement; after placement with monitoring to help them maintain employment.


Greater Newark Conservancy is always looking for volunteers. Dozens of employees of Newarkbased companies including Prudential Financial, Bank of America and Siemens Corporation, as well as individuals and students from the City’s many colleges and universities like Rutgers-Newark, contribute their time and talents on a regular basis. Volunteer opportunities at the Outdoor Learning Center include weeding and planting, mulching, working in the greenhouse, assisting educators with students, judging the annual City Gardens Contest, office assistance and more. There are projects for small groups, large groups and individuals. Phase Three

The final phase of construction at the Urban Environmental Center will be the continued renovation of the three-story brick former synagogue/church that overlooks the gardens. The Conservancy has already restored the exterior of the building and now has raised nearly enough funds to proceed with the interior renovation. Recently, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded a $245,000 grant toward the renovation of the building. Members of the Oheb Shalom Congregation of South Orange, the synagogue’s original owners, have also been actively involved in the renovation, providing ongoing support for Conservancy programs. In addition to expanding indoor programming opportunities with a large lecture hall/community space, environmental classrooms, a demonstration kitchen/laboratory, environmental exhibit galleries and a computer library, the renovated synagogue will also serve as a venue for community gatherings and meetings. Greater Newark Conservancy brings the wonders of nature and the urban environment to life throughout the year. For more information about programs, services, events and opportunities, visit the Conservancy’s website,

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THE NEWARK CLUB, 1 Newark Center, (973) 242-0658. Small Business Forum, Dec. 1.


PRUDENTIAL CENTER, 165 Mulberry St. (Edison Place, Lafayette and Mulberry streets), or (201) 507-8900. Chelsea Handler, Heather McDonald, Dec. 3. $55-$75.


MOUNT PLEASANT CEMETERY, 375 Broadway, mtpleasant.php or (973) 483-0288. Cemetery Tour, guided tour of the final resting place of Newark historical figures Peter Ballantine, John F. Dryden and Frederick T. Frelinghuysen, Nov. 28.

NEWARK MUSEUM, 49 Washington St., (973) 596-6529. “Season of Light,” recommended for adults and ages 6 and older, Nov. 27 through Dec. 19. $5; $3 ages 12 and younger, senior citizens, college students.

NEWARK PUBLIC LIBRARY, 5 Washington St., or (973) 733-7784. “Latina Voices and Visions’, paintings, photographs, books, and magazine and news articles by Hispanic women in American and Latin American society, through Dec. 31.

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NRBP CONFERENCE CENTER, 744 Broad St. 26th Floor, about/conference-center.asp or (973) 242-4203. “Not Funding As Usual,”

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or (888) 466-5722. FLY: Five First Ladies of Dance, “Bring ‘Em Home,” “If You Don’t Know,” “Untitled” and “The Creation,” Dec. 11-12. $13-$39. Step Afrika, “The Spirit of Kwanza,” Dec. 18.

ART NEWARK ALJIRA, A CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, 591 Broad St., or (973) 622-1600. “The Hothouse,” paintings by Jen Mazza, through Jan. 8. “Automatic For The People,” sculpture by John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres, through Jan. 8. “. . . And Then Some,” works combining text and imagery by Dahlia Elsayed, through Jan. 8. “Landslide: Every Tree Tells a Story,” focuses on irreplaceable trees and tree groupings, often associated with historically important people and events, through Jan. 8. CITY WITHOUT WALLS, 6 Crawford St., or (973) 622-1188. “Nonsense,” 22 large works by John Coburn, Thomas Francisco, Rachel Leibman, Bud McNichol, Elizabeth Mead, Andrea Morganstern and Melinda Yale, through Jan. 7. ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE, 303 University Ave., or (973) 877-3000. “Weusi: A New Exploration in African Culture,” explores the multifaceted meanings of blackness within the African diaspora; in The Gallery, Nov. 25-30. GALLERY AFERRO, 73 Market St., or (646) 220-3772. “Ground-over Skies,” large-scale sculptural installations by Greg Leshe, through Dec. 11. “You’re a Big Girl Now,” sculpture/drawing hybrids by Irys Schenker, through Dec. 11. “Ripe: Conceived & Perceived,” multi-media works on motherhood by Anonda Bell and Tara de la Garza, through Dec. 11. INDEX ART CENTER, 585 Broad St., or (201) 218-9725. “Cryptozoology,” works referencing “the study of hidden animals,” through Dec. 3. NEWARK MUSEUM, 49 Washington St., or (973) 596-6550. “Skies Alive! Bird Migration in the Garden State,” illustrates state’s diverse environments and importance of preserving its natural resources for the survival of transient birds,

through May 1. “Modern Metal: Early 20th-Century American Sculptures,” through Dec. 1. “Gustav Stickley and the American Arts and Crafts Movement,” furniture, metalware, lighting, textiles, and architectural plans, the majority on public display for the first time, through Jan. 2. “Red Luster: Lacquer and Leatherworks of Asia,” examples spanning vastly different cultural and historical legacies of Asia, through Dec. 31. “Present Tense: Arts of Contemporary Africa,” works from the museum’s permanent collection, through Dec. 31. “The Lenox Legacy: America’s Greatest Porcelain, 1889–2005,” showcase of century– old tradition of Lenox porcelain in the museum’s collection, through Dec. 31. RUTGERS UNIVERSITY - NEWARK, 185 University Ave., www.newark.rutgers. edu or (973) 353-5901. “Book Arts Exhibition: Letterpress Printing: the Exploration and Communication of Great and Final Things,” through Jan. 24. RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NEWARK, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., or (973) 3537610. “Peggie Miller: New Millennium Butch,” through Dec. 23. “Genocide: Who Are the Senior Khmer Rouge Leaders to be Judged?,” through Dec. 23. “(OUT) and Proud,” selected works from members of the RU Pride Organization, through Dec. 23. “As I Do,” selection of works from arts, culture and media faculty, through Feb. 2.

MUSIC NEWARK BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH, 275 W. Market St., or (973) 623-8161. Jazz Vespers: Violinist John Blake Group, Dec. 4. NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, One Center St., www.njpac. org or (888) 466-5722. New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, “The Hero’s Journey”; conductor Jeffrey Grogan; works by Copland, Verdi, Beethoven, Williams, Badelt and Mozart, Nov. 27. $12. New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, “Enigma Variations”; conductor Jacques Lacombe, violinist Eric Wyrick; works by Bach/Webern, Cone and Elgar, Nov. 27. $20-$82. NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 1 Center St., or

(888) 466-5722. Black Violin, Dec. 4. $20-$22. Marilyn Maye, “Mercer - The Maye Way,” Dec. 4. $48-$68. NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, One Center St., www.njpac. org or (888) 466-5722. Jerry Rivera, Tito Nieves, Tito Rojas, “Salsapalooza,” Dec. 4. $29.50-$100. Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, conductor Keith Lockhart, featuring a repertoire of Christmas classics, Broadway show tunes and durable American standards, Dec. 5. $29-$118. New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, “Happy Holidays with the Canadian Brass,” Dec. 11. $20$82. BeBe and CeCe Winans, with Jubilation, Dec. 17. $25-$95. Handel’s “Messiah Rocks,” classical music combined with classic rock for a contemporary take on George Fredrick Handel’s oratorio, Dec. 19. $23-$92. New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, “Video Games Live,” Dec. 29-30. $21-$82. NEWARK SYMPHONY HALL, 1030 Broad St., www.newarksymphonyhall. org or (973) 643-4550. Millie Jackson, Ray, Goodman & Brown, S.O.S Band, Heatwave, Dec. 4. $40.50-$64.50. PRIORY RESTAURANT, 233 W. Market St., or (973) 242-8012. Madame Pat Tandy, with the Tommy Gryce Trio, Nov. 26. Madame Pat Tandy, with the NuTaste Ensemble, Dec. 3. Gradie Stone, Dec. 10. Pam Purvis and the Blue Skies Band, Dec. 17. Bradford Hayes, Dec. 24. Carrie Jackson, Dec. 31. PRUDENTIAL CENTER, 165 Mulberry St. (Edison Place, Lafayette and Mulberry streets), or (201) 507-8900. Michael Buble, Nov. 26. $58-$98. Andrea Bocelli, with the New York City Opera Orchestra, conductor Eugene Kohn, soprano Alexia Voulgaridou and guest Heather Headley, Dec. 4. $78-$353. Usher, Trey Songz, Miguel, Dec. 10. $29.50-$128. Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Dec. 18. $28$72.

THEATER NEWARK BRADLEY HALL THEATRE, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY - NEWARK, 110 Warren St., or (973) 353-5119, ext. 17. The Director’s Project 2010, five to ten minute student-directed short plays, Dec. 1-4. $10-$12.

12 | NEWARK LIVE | 11 25 10 The Essex County Office of Small Business Development and Affirmative Action is committed to promoting business opportunities for small, women and minority-owned vendors. Essex County’s Bonding Readiness Program is the first-ever multiple county bonding program geared to helping SBE, DBE, MBE and WBE businesses gain the necessary credentials to apply for government contracts. We encourage you to sign up for this FREE program. - Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.

Essex County Bonding Readiness Program Free Development Course for Small Businesses Presented by Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive, The Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Essex County Office of Small Business Development and Affirmative Action The County of Essex has partnered with The Surety & Fidelity Association of America to provide a Bonding Readiness Program to SBE, DBE, MBE and WBE vendors in New Jersey.

Session Begins Nov. 18, 2010

The program is FREE but registration is required. Contact us for more information and to RSVP 973.621.5420

Workshops Include: • Business Planning and Management for Construction • Construction Accounting and Financial Management • Banking and Financing for Contractors • Bonding and Insurance for New and Emerging Contractors • Marketing, Estimating and Bidding • Project Management and Field Operations • Claims and Dispute Resolution • Managing Growth Ideal Candidates Should Possess the Following: • Minimum of 2 years business experience • Financial records covering Profit and Loss • History of successful project experience • Commitment to complete the program

This project is funded by a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA’s funding should not be construed as an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA funded projects are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested two weeks in advance. Contact Deborah E. Collins, Esq., Director, Small Business Development and Affirmative Action, Hall of Records, Room 449A, 465 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Newark NJ 07102. Telephone: (973) 621-2010.

Newark Live  

November 25, 2010

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