Clifton Merchant Magazine - August 2019

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One Fine Tapestry: A Carole King Tribute is Aug. 11 at 5 pm at Lambert Castle on Valley Rd. Diane and Gerard Barros perform from King’s songbook. Admission is $15. For info on the concert series, go to

The second grade class at Rainbow Montessori in Botany Village received a $500 check for supplies in Applebee’s Above & “Bee”yond Teacher Essay Contest. Nyla, left, wrote an essay extolling her teacher Christina Carr. Nyla’s essay was selected from over 300 entries and her class was treated to an Applebee’s lunch, along with awarding the school the $500 check.

Garden State Opera will present The Silk City, libretto and music by Francesco Santelli, Oct. 27 at the Clifton Jewish Center on Delaware Ave. The opera is set in the turbulent times of the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913. Tickets are $25 ($20 for seniors). For more info, go to

The free Clifton Summer Concert Series is on Sunday evenings at 7:30 pm through Aug. 18 at Main Memorial Park. Appearing are Mushmouth (Aug. 4); Woodstock anniversary revival band, Wooden Ships (Aug. 11); and Clifton’s Emerald Experience (Aug. 18). In the threat of rain, call 973-470- 5680) after 5 pm. The Botany Village Music Series presents live bands Friday nights at 6:30 pm at Sullivan Square. Upcoming acts are The Robert Ross Band (Aug. 9); The FrostKings (Aug. 16); The Jersey Swampcats (Aug. 23); Sundog (Sept. 6); and The Outcrops (Sept. 13). Don’t miss the Saturday performances at 7 pm of Swingman and the Misfit Mutts (Aug. 24) and The Son Lewis Band (Sept. 14). For weather info or more details, call Joe Nikischer at 201-757-5607. Visit

A reception for Michael Gabriele’s exhibit at the Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr. is on Sept. 12, 6-8 pm, Gabriele’s pastel landscapes, still lifes and photographs will be displayed. A member of Clifton Arts Center’s advisory board since 2009, Gabriele (above) was artist in residence at the CHS Art Academy for two years. For info on the exhibit, visit

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