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To sit by the fire and play a nice game of Scrabble.

Plenty of painting and artwork. Mainly acrylics.

—Pat Stegeland, North Caldwell

—Angelo Gatto, Essex Fells






Watching sports on television.

Going to the gym. I use the treadmill and the bike.

—Glenn Silber, Verona

—Arlene Telymonde, Cedar Grove








Going to the movies— action, adventure.

Going to an indoor gym.

—Jane Matthijs, Livingston

—Rose Marie Ramundo, Cedar Grove




Reading, television and surf the internet.

I like to paint. —Maria Gatto, Essex Fells

—Dave Miller, E Rutherford, Works in Verona

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HEALTH, BEAUTY & FITNESS 67 Rise of the Cauliflower, End Belt Bulk and Learn about Kinesis Training 68 Health, Beauty & Fitness Directory

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Taste of the World Fundraiser


he Rotary Club of West Orange will host their annual fundraiser, “Taste of the World,” on Monday, Feb. 24 from 6-10pm at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. The event, which draws over 500 people, offers samplings of food and desserts from many local restaurants, as well as samplings from wine, liquor and cigar vendors. Local bands will entertain and there will be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, as well as door prizes throughout the night. The proceeds from the 10th Annual Taste of the World will go to Rotary sanctioned charities, which include student scholarships, community projects such as Camp Merry Heart, and international projects such as Polio Plus, Gift of Life and Rotoplast.

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ationally renowned physical therapist, athletic trainer and native New Yorker, John Gallucci Jr., is set to open JAG Physical Therapy’s eighth facility on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. This facility brings their one-of-a-kind, care-first model of rehabilitation to midtown Manhattan.

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he Partners for Health Foundation Board of Trustees have elected Kevin Rendino, of Montclair, as new Board Chair, effective Jan. 1, 2014. Rendino has replaced Paul A. Lisovicz, Esq., who had been Chair from 2009-2013. “I’m proud to assume the leadership of a committed Board and dedicated staff who are working to implement vital and innovative programs impacting the health of the entire community,” Rendino said.

“We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to bring top-notch JAG Physical Therapy’s care to New York City,” said John Gallucci, Jr. “I am thrilled to return back to my roots to offer the highest quality care to the people of New York City.”

The Partners for Health Foundations’ vision is to create healthier communities by supporting and advancing good health, wellness education, and disease prevention and treatment. The communities they work with are Bloomfield, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Clifton, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Little Falls, Montclair, North Caldwell, Nutley, Roseland, Verona, West Caldwell and West Orange. To learn more, visit

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Caldwell Residents Honored at Library Gala


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ocal residents and library benefactors, Pat and Grace Collura, were honored for their generosity to the Caldwell Public Library at this year’s Mayors Legacy for Literacy to benefit the Caldwell Public Library Foundation. The event, which also honored best-selling author, Dorothea Benton Frank, was held on Nov. 21, 2013 at The Green Brook Country Club in North Caldwell.

(From left to right) Caldwell Mayor Ann Dassing, Honorees Dr. Pat Collura, his wife, Grace Collura, Emcee Dennis Klein, Honoree Author Dorothea Benton Frank and Caldwell Mayor Emeritus Susan Gartland


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“Over a century ago, philanthropist Andrew Carnegie donated $10,000 to build a library, and in 1907, the Caldwell Public Library opened its doors,” said Caldwell Mayor Ann Dassing. “In support of Andrew Carnegie’s vision to do real and permanent good in this world, I am thrilled to announce the second Mayor’s Legacy for Literacy Gala, honoring our very own residents, Pat and Grace Collura, who have been so very generous to our Library!”

North Caldwell Resident Produces Benefit Concert

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benefit concert featuring Lou Gramm, the voice of Foreigner, along with special guest Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane/Starship, will play in the intimate setting of Victoria Theatre at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Friday, March 14, 2014. This is a wellness benefit for famed musician Slick Aguilar, lead guitarist for Jefferson Starship. Steve Silverman of North Caldwell, a friend of Aguilar, is producing the concert.


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Aguilar has been gracing fans with the gift of his guitar playing for over forty years and continued to do so until he fell seriously ill with Hepatitis C, requiring a liver transplant. This debilitating disease has affected his ability to perform, contributing to insurmountable medical bills and living expenses for his family.


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Empty Bowls Project


ud and Soul Clay Studio in Fairfield is participating in Empty Bowls—an international grassroots effort to fight hunger—during which potters and amateur artists work together to create handcrafted bowls to be used for a fundraising event.

Throughout the event, guests are invited to share a simple meal of soup and bread, which is served in those bowls. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep the bowls as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised will be donated to local food pantries. Participants can make a bowl during the month of February at a workshop, make some soup and/or enjoy a meal at the studio on March 1. Mud and Soul Clay Studio is located at 6 Audrey Place, Unit #2 in Fairfield. To attend a workshop or a meal, contact them at 973-521-7165 or email:

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Tradesmen in Small Towns Exhibit

The Music Workshop Musical Machines and Living Dolls features over 150 objects from the world-renowned Murtogh D. Guinness collection of mechanical musical instruments and automata. 2pm daily demonstrations. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

Nano: Science of the Super ‘small Nano is an interactive exhibition that engages family audiences in nano-scale science, engineering and technology. Hands on stations present the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduces some real world applications and explores the societal implications of this new technology. Morris Museum, Main Stage, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

These exhibits illustrate the working lives of four circa 1850 local tradesmen whose surnames are still familiar in Madison. Explore the tools such as a distiller, a cooper, a shoemaker, and a cabinetmaker that would have been used to craft their wares. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982.

Exhibition and Demonstration Encounter the diverse facets of agricultural life in the early 1800s. You will also see a selection from the extensive collection of woodworker’s planes, and learn more about these indispensable hand tools. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982.

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The timeless fairytale comes to life in this traditional staging from the acclaimed State Ballet Theatre of Russia, a company of 50 including full corps de ballet. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Fluorescent Mineral Collection In the Rock and Mineral Gallery, visitors can experience a variety of geological specimens in an interactive, hands-on setting. The Museum is home to numerous specimens from throughout the world, but has a focus on the state’s own mineralogical profile. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706. indicates family/child friendly event.

Job Readiness Program & Career Quest

Present Tense: Art of Contemporary Africa

Ongoing program assisting women in becoming “job ready” and successfully find employment. Meet with a professional and receive guidance in goal setting, career planning, resume writing, interview techniques, and job search strategies. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Featuring works from the museum’s permanent collection of contemporary African art, this gallery is the first such dedicated exhibition space in the country. The installation focuses on the art of the present day, including works by nine artists with wide-ranging approaches to “art-making” as well as equally varied subject matter and sources of inspiration. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

Pots of Silver and Gold Exhibit The distinctive silhouettes of Tibetan and Mongolian tea and beer pitchers—richly decorated with silver and gold—are replete with layers of auspicious symbols, used to imbibe a variety of drink and food and are made using a range of techniques. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

Generation Fit: Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle This interactive family exhibit will explore issues of nutrition and exercise, and provide an interactive “tool kit” for disease prevention and healthy behavior. Ongoing. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

Porcelain Collection Exhibit Founder W. Parsons Todd acquired the finest examples of French, German, English, and Chinese export porcelain, creating a collection of approximately 450 examples reflecting the major European and Asian china manufacturers from 750 to 1850. Macculloch Hall Historic Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973538-2404.

Financial Fitness for Women & Law (Legal Assistance for Women) Ongoing programs providing clients with confidential consultations with a professional to determine how best to approach a financial or legal concern. Appointments must be scheduled in advance. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Buddhism, Taoism, Confucius and the Cult of Mao: China’s Religious Arts Exhibit Some traditions, such as Confucianism, Taoism and the Cult of Mao, developed within China. Other traditions like Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, entered with foreign traders, missionaries and shifting populations. All practices differ drastically from each other, but all have held longlasting influence in China up to the present day. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.


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Art of the Americas The collection of Art of the Americas includes both Native North American art, the focus of a permanent gallery, and Latin American art. Its holdings comprise of over 4,500 objects with a geographic span from Alaska to Argentina and a time span from the pre-Columbian era to the present. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

SATURN: Exploring a Celestial Wonder From an ancient “wandering star” to a modern day celestial laboratory, Saturn tantalizes the eye, spirit and mind. This ringed wonder has been explored with telescopes, flyby probes and now the orbiting Cassini spacecraft. Newark Museum, Dreyfuss Planetarium, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

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The Essential Trade: Blacksmithing in America Exhibit

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Explore the important work of blacksmiths in American history, and trace the history and processes of blacksmithing from its origins about 3000 years ago. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982.

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Montclair celebrates The Big Game with a spirited outdoor town festival featuring live bands, ice sculpting, arcade games, food vendors, entertainers, and children’s crafts. Plus a Beer Bowl Huddle and football films. Noon-5pm. Montclair Center, Church and S. Park Sts., Montclair.

Bands for Bullock!

Saturday, February 1

Come on out for a night of rockin’ live music by your favorite Montclair bands. All Proceeds will benefit Montclair’s Bullock Elementary School. 10pm-1am. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair.

22nd Annual African American Art Show

Wall Alignment Yoga Restorative Yoga with Cindy Romano. All levels. Saturdays 8:30-10am. American Yoga Academy, The Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. All Levels. 973-731-9960.

Art 10 Connections This year’s exhibit features renowned artist, James Denmark whose collages, watercolors and woodcuts are in high demand throughout the art world. Celebrating the civil rights struggle, this exhibit runs thru March 14th and will include the work of more than 25 black artists to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Morris County Administration & Records Building, Atrium Gallery, 10 Court St., Morristown. 973-285-5115, ext. 10.

Home for the Holidays An exhibition of doll houses, miniature rooms and children’s tea sets. On view thru Feb. 2014. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Come visit the gallery and enjoy this special art exhibit and sale. This annual fundraiser event, which supports the mission of the gallery, offers a wide selection of art for all levels of collecting. T, W, F, Sat: 10am-5pm. Th: 12:30-7:30pm. George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair. 973-655-3382. www.montclairedu/segalgallery.

The Art of the Game Exhibit The work of James Fiorentino nationally acclaimed sports artist will be on exhibit thru March 2. Commission James to do a portrait of your favorite athlete. Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery, 5 Morristown Rd,, Bernardsville. 908-630-9770.

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A tender, funny love story... a personal guided tour in the company of George Burns, a man who laughingly lived and loved each day for all it had to offer. Runs thru Feb. 16. Call for times. Morris Museum, Main Stage, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

Huddle Up! Super Bowl Fever @ the Library Join the festivities and train in the Drills Corner, listen to football stories in the Play Book Station, go head to head with a friend on Madden NFL on the Wii, and visit the End Zone and learn to make paper footballs, pompoms, defense signs and other football-themed arts and crafts. Come dressed in your favorite football team apparel or cheerleader gear and huddle up! Ages 8 & up. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

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Aubade A Dance Performance Aubade, is Douglas Dunn’s new dance/theater piece, which is all about apprehending mortality and the unstoppable progress of time. All the senses engage with scenic and video design, music, and lyrics. 7pm. Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University. One Normal Ave., Montclair. 973-655-5112.

Beards: The Long and Short of It Beards: The Long and Short of It will explore men’s facial hair trends throughout history. Through artwork and artifacts, this engaging exhibition will take visitors back in time to investigate the tools of the trade and consider the cultural meanings associated with different facial hair trends. Runs thru March 30. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Monika Bravo on View Two works by the multidisciplinary artist Monika Bravo are on view on outdoor video monitors. Bravo’s work incorporates still and moving images as well as sound and interactivity to explore our emotional and cognitive relationships to the world that surrounds us. Runs thru May 4. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Registration Now Open The Rabbi Barry H. Greene Early Childhood Center at TBJ is now accepting registration for Early Childhood Center programs for the year 2014-2015 and for Camp TBJ 2014. Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, 1025 South Orange Ave., Short Hills. 973-379-1555 x 6622.

Tot Shabbat 9:30-10:30am. Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, 1025 South Orange Ave., Short Hills. 973-379-1555 x 6622.


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Studio Montclair (SMI) announces “State of the Art 2014,” featuring the most recent work of SMI members. Thru April 25. 7am7pm Mon.-Fri. Academy Square, 33 Plymouth St., Montclair. 1st and 2nd foors. 973-744-1818.

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Come enjoy the pictures of magnificent aquaria created by the members of the New Jersey Aquatic Gardeners Club. The club focuses on the growth, propagation and use of aquatic plants to produce natural, beautiful landscapes in an aquarium. Free. All day. The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7601. (continued on page 16)




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Judaism: A Visual Conversation Exhibit

Registration for the 2014- 2015 School Year All programs open to members and non-members. The Early School of Temple B’nai Abraham, In the Louis and Emily Slater Youth and Education Center, 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973-994-7016.

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Peter Stix will call the contras and Blue Jersey will play the music. Sponsored by the Folk Project. No partner necessary. Please carry in clean soft-soled shoes for dancing. Beginners’ workshop at 7:30pm. 8pm-11pm. Parish House, First Presbyterian Church, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973-295-6864.

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This exhibit brings together the art work of six well known contemporary Jewish artists: Linda Coppelson, Jo Jochnowitz, Rachel Kanter, Gene Lowinger, Jennifer Moses, and Milt Ohring. Runs thru Feb. 23. Gaelen Gallery East at the Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC, Ross Family Campus, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-530-3400.

Women’s Workshops February programs are: Returning to the Workplace; and Reducing Stress Through Meditation. Please call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

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Computer Classes For Women Computer training is available to all women at all levels. Classes scheduled for February are: Intro to WORD; and PowerPoint. Call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Pre-Groundhog Day An afternoon of ground hog theme activities. Ages 2-6. Advance registration recommended. 4-5pm. Muesum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982 ext 12.

Club JCC Dance-A-Thon 2014: The Greatest Carnival on Earth Join us for the fifth annual Dance-A-Thon to raise awareness and funds for Club JCC Special Needs Services. (Snow Date: February 8) 7-11pm. Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange 973-530-3998.

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HAIR! The Musical The national tour of the original Broadway Rock-Musical that defined an era! A joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through the tumultuous 1960s America! 2 & 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, 973-275-1114.

The Brick Art of Nathan Sawaya While Saways’s incredible LEGO sculptures are on display, a special area will be set up where visitors can create their own sculptures out of the iconic toy. Several special programs are planned, including a series of building workshops featuring LEGO building blocks. Runs thru Mar. 9. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.


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The Calandra Family invites you to cheer on the (AFC) champions and the (NFC) champions! All three of the bar/lounge locations will be featuring the Super Bowl XLVIII and offering All Day half price drinks and half price food to patrons from the bar & lounge menus. Private parties and reservations available. La Taverna Bar and Lounge, Caldwell. 973-226-8889, Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill, Fairfield,973-575-6500, The Executive Lounge, Fairfield. 973-575-7720.

Women & Art: Up Front and Behind the Scenes This five week Lifelong Learning Series examines images of women from ancient times until the contemporary moment through a thematic structure. Led by Dr. Kathleen Wentrack, The City University of New York, Queensborough and guest lecturer Dr. Anne Swartz. 7:30-9pm. Thru April 30. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121.

Winter Weekend Photo Scavenger Hunt Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for a nature photo scavenger hunt. Visitors can pick up the list, head outside and shoot away. Take a picture of every item, return to the Education Center and pick up your prize. Sat. and Sun. Thru Feb. 9am-3pm. The theme for February is “Love is in The Air”. The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morristown. 973.326.7603.

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The exhibition presents 22 historical photographs of Nutley from the collection of the Nutley Museum and Historical Society, curated by Barry Lenson, Art Director of the Nutley Museum. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. 973-667-0405.

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Offering classes in Spanish, French and Chinese. Call The Language Workshop for Children or your free trial class. Ages 6mo -3yrs. Runs thru March. Language Workshop for Children, 596 Bloomfield Ave,, Montclair. 800-731-0830.


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Learn how to identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. Enjoy a taste test of different syrups. 2-3pm. Great Swamp, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township. 973-538-3500 ext 20.

Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel Under the baton of Principal Guest Conductor Boguslaw Dawidow, renowned for his clear conducting style, passionate energy, and immense musical knowledge, this orchestra (now in its seventh decade) is a centerpiece of Israeli cultural and musical life. 4pm. Kean University, Wilkins Theater, 1000 Morris Ave., Union. 908-37-7469.

Flowering Shrubs Presentation

Dave Williams, of Williams Nursery in Westfield, will be presenting a program on flowering shrubs at the Maplewood Garden Club. Being in charge of the general operations of the nursery, Dave is not only knowledgeable about plant materials specific to our climate, but is also up to date on newly developed cultivars that can offer new colors or shrub varieties to local gardeners. 7:30pm. Free & refreshments are served. Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood. 973-762-1622.

Just Jake’s Super Bowl Party Buffet and drink specials. 50/50 raffles, givaways and more.4pm. Just Jakes, 30 Park St., Montclair. 973-655-8987.

The Essex Water Color Club

Vienna Concert-Verein Orchestra

Winter’s Day on the Farm Climb aboard the open-air, tractor-pulled wagon for a memorable ride around the farm. Meet all the farm animals—horses, pigs, chickens, cows, and sheep. Witness the magnificent Belgian draft horse team, haul ice by sled to the ice house at The Willows, the Foster family mansion. Lend a hand with daily farm chores, such as collecting eggs, sawing wood and much more. Follow the scent of savory seasonal foods cooking on the wood stove at the Farmhouse kitchen. Noon-4pm. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Rd., Morristown. 973-326-7645.

Dreaming of Wildflowers: Spring in the Heart of Winter Carol Gracie, author of “Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural History,” presents a beautifully illustrated talk. Then Dr. Randi Eckel of Toadshade Wildflower Farm in Frenchtown, New Jersey, will plant a flat filled with wildflower seeds. Register early as space is limited. The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morristown. 973.326.7601. The Essex Water Color Club, now in the 82nd year is pleased to announce the 2014 Winter Members Show. Reception 2:30pm. The show runs thru Feb. 23. The Library of the Chatham’s, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-994-1597.

Brunch Buffet All-you-can-eat every Sunday 10am-2pm. Cloverleaf Tavern, 395 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-9812.

Conductor Philippe Entremont leads the Vienna Concert-Verein Orchestra in an all-Viennese program! Sebastian Entremont, also a renowned pianist, will perform Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos alongside piano soloist Sebastian Knauer. 2pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Class All levels. Also Feb.16.10:30 - 11:30am. American Yoga Academy, MONDO Summit, 496 Springfield Ave., Summit. 973-731-9960. (continued on page 20)

“When Father Was Away On Business” La Cinémathèque Film Club feature classic films by renowned foreign filmmakers presented by educator, artist, and filmmaker Gerard Amsellem who provides introductions and commentary in addition to leading post-screening discussions. 2pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

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Ground Hog Day Prediction Will there be an early spring in 2014? Come see if Essex Ed, the resident groundhog at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, sees his shadow. 11am-Noon. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5801.

The Rule Screening Followed by a talk with filmmakers Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno & Jerome Bongiorno, The Rule details how and why the highly unique Benedictine monks of Newark Abbey & St. Benedict’s Prep are able to achieve amazing success with America’s most vulnerable population: inner city African American and Latino teenage males. St. Benedict’s has a new 100% college acceptance rate. This film presents their “recipe for success as a model for cities nationwide. Kean University, Jules Schwartz Theatre, 1000 Morris Ave, Union. 908-737-5326.

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Monday, February 3 To Be a Jew in the Free World This new course, “Jewish Identity Through the Lens of Modern History,” will give you the opportunity to make sense of your personal Jewishness; It will help you overcome perceived incompatibilities between Judaism and modern society; and it will provide you with the clarity and conviction to pass on a legacy of Jewish pride to the next generation. 6 Mondays, 7:30pm. Registration required. Chabad West Orange, 395 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-486-2362.

Sunday, February 2 Jane Monheit Performs Grammy Award-nominated Jane Monheit has been a leading light in both the jazz and cabaret worlds. Monheit is touring in support of her album The Heart of the Matter, which she says is an especially satisfying collaboration with Grammy Award-winning producer Gil Goldstein.8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

18th Annual Jersey Cares Coat Drive Jersey Cares plans to collect and distribute more than 60,000 “gently used” winter coats to men, women and children in need throughout New Jersey. 9am-5pm. Drop off coat donations in the lobby bin Mon.-Fri. Thru Feb. 7. The GenWealth Group, Inc., 6 Inwood Place, Maplewood.

Beginner’s Belly Dance Classes Francesca incorporates having fun, letting go, and body awareness into all of her Tribal Fusion style classes. You do not need to have any dance experience to participate.You only need a desire to learn, let loose, and have some fun. All ages & genders are welcome. 7:45pm. Yogadesha Studio, 25 Watchung Plaza, Montclair. 973-493-7487.

Yoga at Van Vleck

Living the Questions 2-Bible Study

Instruction by Jennifer Hondru-Celestin emphasizes harmony and connection, with insight into body, breath and mind. Classes in the living room of Van Vleck House are open to students at all levels. Bring your own mat. 9:30- 0:45am. Van Vleck House & Garden, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

LtQ2 is an open-minded alternative that creates an environment where participants can interact with one another in exploring what’s next for Christianity. This updated study includes modern day theologians like Diana Butler Bass and Brian McLaren. Tuesdays. 7pm. Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave., Montclair. 974-744-7424.

Tuesday, February 4 Flavors of Asia Cooking Class

Conversational Spanish for Beginners Learn to speak Spanish in small group, personalized setting using an effective conversational approach. For travel, work or personal interest. Monday evenings for ten weeks. 6pm. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843.

Menu Highlights: Chinese Pot Stickers; Malaysian Shrimp Cakes; Thai Sweet & Spicy Fried Noodles; Shrimp & Scallops with Snow Peas & Lemon Grass; Maple Glazed Banana Wontons. 11am-2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

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Staged Readings From The New Jersey Playwrights Contest Three finalists from the 11th Annual New Jersey Playwrights Contest (NJPC) will have staged readings of their plays. Wed., Feb. 5 and Thur., Feb. 6, 7pm. Free. William Paterson University, Hunziker Black Box Theatre, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-720-2371.

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PRIVATE SCHOOL LISTINGS Aquinas Academy 388 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-992-1587 CONTACT: Sister Lena Picillo, OP, Principal or Mrs. Gloria Castuccia, Preschool Director AGE GROUP: Pre-K3 – Grade 8

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The Language Institute 175 Fairfield Ave, Suite 2C, West Caldwell 973-228-1843 CONTACT: Phyllis Ignozza E-MAIL: information@thelanguage AGE GROUPS: 4 years old and older, teens, college students, adults

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The Marvelwood School

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CONTACT: Imaani Sanders E-MAIL: AGE GROUPS: Grades 6 – 12

Our Lady of the Lake 26 Lakeside Ave, Verona 973-239-1160 CONTACT: Sister Mary Agnes Sullivan, OP, Principal AGE GROUPS: Pre-K – Grade 8

Saint Catherine of Siena School

Trinity Academy— Kindergarten-8th Grade 235 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-226-3386 ext. 10

Trinity Academy—Pre-K

CONTACT: Principal Mary Cassels E-MAIL: AGE GROUPS: Kindergarten – Grade 8 KINDERGARTEN EXPERIENCE DATES: February 12, February 26 and March 12. For more information or to register visit

39 East Bradford Ave, Cedar Grove 973-239-6968 AGE GROUP: 3 and 4-year-old Pre-K, Kindergarten – Grade 8

Located at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Roseland 973-226-4252 CONTACT: Sr. Suzanne Janis, OP E-MAIL: AGE GROUPS: Pre-K

The Winston School 30 East Lane, Short Hills 973-379-4114 CONTACT: Dr. Peter Lewis E-MAIL: AGE GROUPS: Grades 3-8

InformatIon SeSSIonS Primary School (Grades K - 5) Tuesday, April 29, 2014 • 9-11 a.m. Preschool (Junior Pre-K & Pre-K) Tuesday, April 29, 2014 • 9-11 a.m. Where Girls Learn to Lead Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college-preparatory day school with a coeducational preschool program.

middle & Upper School (Grades 6 - 12) Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • 9-11 a.m.

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Aquinas Academy PreK-3 to Grade 8 “Take a Tour Tuesdays” 9-10am February 4th, 11th, and 25th

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The Orpheus Club Chorus

Tai Chi at Van Vleck

The Orpheus Club Chorus welcomes new singers for its Spring session. The club sings a wide variety of popular, light classical, and Broadway tunes. The club would like to talk to potential newcomers ahead of time to see if there is mutual interest and appropriate abilities. The club rehearses Tues. 7:309pm in Roseland. Call to make sure the rehearsal has not been cancelled for a particular night. Roseland United Methodist Church, 144 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-669-8421.

Join Miriam Moran Shankman for Tai Chi at Van Vleck. Manor. Tai Chi is a centuries-old internal Chinese martial art that has been shown to enhance health, relaxation and selfcultivation. Session runs through February 25. 9:30 - 10:30am. Van Vleck House & Garden, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

What’s the Dirt on Soil Children will observe live earthworms, hear a story about how earthworms improve soil, and take a short walk in the winter garden where some earthworms still wiggle in the winter. Children can help prepare a feast for those hungry helpers of the earth. Ages 3-5. 10:1511am and 1:15 - 2pm. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-538-2404 ext. 10.

State of the Art 2014 Exhibit

Lung Cancer: Early Detection The Saint Barnabas Lung Cancer Institute is offering a free low-dose CT screening program for individuals 50 to 74 years of age who are at high-risk for developing lung cancer. 7pm. Free, registration required. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-322-5620.

Abraham in the Desert: Our Ancestor’s time in the Negev, Rabbi Robert Tobin presents a lecture on our Biblical connection to the southern parts of Israel. 7:15pm. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0160 ext. 207.

Rediscover the Art of Conversation

You tell them they can be anything they want to be. We take it one step further.

Wednesday, February 5

The Socrates Cafe meets every Tuesday to discuss varied topics. Your opinion counts. 7:30 -9pm. The Office Restaurant, 619 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. 201 488 3254.

The gallery, sponsored by the Arts Council of Livingston, represents local and metropolitan area artists. A meet the artists reception will take place on Sunday, February 16th from 2-5pm. All are welcome. Runs thru March 15. ACL Gallery, 2110 Town Center Way, Livingston. 201-247-8787 or 973-650-6374.

Family Night Featuring entertainment by Party Magic and offering 1/2 price kid’s meals. Every Wed. 6-8pm. Cloverleaf Tavern, 395 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-9812.

Poetry Out Loud Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation contest for students in grades 9-12 encouraging the nation’s high school youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. 10am. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.


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Saxophonist Mikko Innanen Performs

Finnish saxophonist Mikko Innanen makes a return appearance with Montclair guitarist John Ehlis and his group. Mikko Innanen is one of the best known saxophonists and composers of his generation in Finland,. 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Trumpets Jazz Club, 6 Depot Square, Montclair. 973- 44-2600.

‘Shred It’ A safe way to discard those personal, financial papers you want to get rid of. Call to arrange a drop off or find out the other dates ‘Shred It’ is coming. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

My Funny Valentine Films “Something’s Gotta Give” starring Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson. A playboy, about to be a senior citizen with a taste for young women, falls in love with an accomplished woman who is closer to his own age. 1pm. Montclair Public Library, Library Auditorium, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 x 2230.

The Life of Lenny Cooke: The Documentary Screening of the acclaimed documentary on the former basketball phenom who was rated ahead of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony in high school, but never made it to the NBA. Film followed by discussion with Harvey Araton of the New York Times and the film’s producer Adam Shopkorn. 7-8:30pm. Montclair State University, The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, One Normal Ave., Montclair. 973-655-2378.

Family Storytime This program is designed for newborns through five year-olds accompanied by a favorite adult. Share books, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and music with your children. Enjoy a story session that encourages a love of reading and fosters the development of early literacy skills. Wednesdays 11am.**Please note that the Library is not open during storytime. Kids Place @ Bellevue Ave., Branch Library, 185 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

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Celebrate Schools Week Witham) Us SponsoredCatholic by the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell, NJ PreK-4th grade: Thursday, January 30 (8:30-10 All Academy: Wednesday, January 29 (7-8:30 pm) RSVP Required: PreK-4th grade: 30 (8:30-10 am) The Thursday, hour youJanuary spend here can

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Weight Loss Surgery Options This program is for those who want to learn more about surgical options to help achieve their 2014 weight loss goals. The Weight Loss Institute of New Jersey at Saint Barnabas Medical Center is a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence program. Free; registration required. 6pm. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston. 973-322-7433.

Are you moody, irritable and restless? Join Life Coach, Sue Waldman, and experience how she uses chimes, aromatherapy and guided visualization to help you move deeply into a peaceful and relaxed state of mind. 8-9pm. Advanced Registration Only. Sue Waldman, 320A Bloomfield Ave., Verona. 973-857 -9090.

Music Performance

Perinatal Bereavement Support Group

George Stavis, banjo; Prof. Lewis Porter, piano; and friends 2:30– 4pm. Rutgers University, Dana Room, 4th floor, John Cotton Dana Library, 249 University Ave., Newark. 973-596-3457. www.

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A group for those who have experienced a loss during pregnancy or the death of a newborn. 7:30pm. Free; registration required. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston. 973-322-5745. (continued on page 29)

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IN THE MARKETPLACE By Deborah Schapiro, photos supplied by Kings Food Market


A Re-Opening Fit For a King(s)

hen a business celebrates a reopening, it typically has been closed for a period of time. Kings Food Market in Verona, however, celebrated a “Grand Re-Opening” from January 24-26 without having had to close for a single day. The professional team there completed an extensive remodeling largely during the off hours that the store was closed over a fourmonth period.

don’t pre-cut or pre-wrap. Our cheeses stay fresher because we keep them in their original wheel form.”

According to Kings Food Markets Area Director Tom McNerney, the renovation was accomplished one section at a time, to minimize disruption to customers. He says, “We started with the floral department, which had been in a corner of the store. We moved it front and center, so that the first thing you see when you walk into Kings now is a beautiful floral display.”

Also new is the creation of an all-Italian food department. McNerney explains, “Since Italian cuisine is always very popular, we’ve dedicated a section of the store to Italian products. We’ll be selling high-end products such as olive oils, balsamic vinegar and biscotti.”

Also upgraded was the cheese department. Notes McNerney, “We have an associate behind the counter at all times; our associates have been working in the field for many years and are quite knowledgeable. Kings now carries over 300 different domestic and imported cheeses, which we

Recognizing that today’s shoppers want high-quality meals but often lack the time to create them from scratch, Kings has also greatly increased its prepared-food department. McNerney cites a stuffed pork roast and a Portobello sandwich as examples of delicious new offerings.

Customers with a sweet tooth will appreciate the new layout of the bakery department. A new state-of-the-art patisserie case has been put in, so as to better hold the 18-22 different types of cakes offered on any given day. Valentine’s Day will feature a chocolate fountain used to create chocolate-coated strawberries; there will also be seven different types of chocolate-coated

pretzels. Perhaps the most eye-catching result of the renovation is the creation of a café area. Located in the front of the store, it includes tables, chairs and a TV. General Store Manager, Anthony Sanfilippo likens the area to a mall food court: “Customers can purchase items for lunch or a snack, and eat them right in the store.” In addition to the soup and salad bars, Kings has introduced a mezze bar, featuring Mediterranean fare such as falafel and stuffed grape leaves. The sushi department has also been expanded. During the remodeling process, one thing did not change: Kings’ active participation in the Northern New Jersey “Act Against Hunger” initiative, which helps keep area food banks supplied. This may be King’s most attractive feature: its recognition that there is hunger even near upscale supermarkets. s

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Foundation Raises Over $80,000 For Child Life Services


uests treated their palettes and shared their philanthropy at Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation’s ninth annual “A Tasteful Experience” on Monday, November 18. The evening of sensational food and wine, held at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, featured more than 40 of the area’s restaurants, caterers and beverage purveyors who showcased their finest to benefit Child Life Services at Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC).



The evening raised over $81,000 for CMMC’s Child Life Services Program which helps meet the social, emotional and developmental needs of children and adolescents while they are in the hospital.



1. Amanti Vino of Montclair provided a rich selection of wine 2. Chefs from the Pleasantdale Chateau and The Manor, both of West Orange 3. Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer at Clara Maass Medical Center, and Ken Rosato, WABC-TV Eyewitness News Anchor 4. Frank Femino, MD, Medical Director of the Joint and Spine Institute at Clara Maass Medical Center (second from left), with John V. Kelly, MD, President of the Medical Staff at Clara Maass Medical Center (far right), and their wives

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Rosanne Cash Performs

Thursday, February 6

Rock ‘N’ Roll Babies @ The Early School Children explore different musical instruments and props to increase their musical knowledge and creativity. Each class will include puppet time, educational activities, and musical lessons. Ages 6mo-2yrs. Also Feb.13 & 27. The Early School of Temple B’nai Abraham, Louis and Emily Slater Youth and Education Center, 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973-994-7016.

Open Jump Sessions at Jumpnasium Children will love the large moon bounce inflatable’s, giant slides, climbers, bouncers, obstacle courses and more. The 70 minutes of jump time includes surprises, dining coupons, a balloon and other givaways. After the 4th jump session the 5th jump session is free. Must be at least 34” tall and be wearing socks. Thursdays 4;305:40pm. Jumpnasium, 204 Passaic Ave., Fairfield. 973-808 1700.

With The Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker Jan-Philipp Sendker will read from his new book, “The Well-Tempered Heart”. This latest novel continues the epic story of a daughter’s quest for her father in 20th century Burma. 2pm. Montclair Public Library, 5o S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500.

Kids Storytime Your kids will embark on an exciting adventure with our story time expert. Afterwards, they will enjoy arts and crafts and have a chance to socialize with other children their age. Thursdays 10am. Barnes & Noble,112 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston.

David Roussève | REALITY presents Stardust Rosanne Cash is one of America’s pre-eminent singers and songwriters. She has navigated her own path between country and rock, roots and pop, writing songs that are both highly personal and universally appealing. 8pm. bergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Collective Measures and Rite of Spring Dance Program Shen Wei Dance Arts,, known for choreographing the Beijing Olympics, is internationally recognized for its interdisciplinary cross-cultural performances. Each work combines elements of film, theater, new media, and visual art. Note: Performance feature partial nudity 8pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

Stardust explores the evolving nature of intimacy in our technology-driven, furiously-paced world. The piece follows an African American gay urban teenager who is present in the tweets and text messages he sends. Dance, multimedia, and music combine to form an intensely personal journey of self-discovery. 7:30pm; Feb 7, 7:30pm; Feb 8, 8pm; Feb 9, 3pm. Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University. One Normal Ave., Montclair. 973-655-5112.

Write Group Free-for-All Workshop Writers group meets every week on Thursday at 7pm. Conference Room. Montclair Public Library, 50 Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500. (continued on page 32)

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Free College Planning Workshop College Benefits Research Group presents a seminar for high school students and their parents. Topics covered include: how to choose the best college for your student and your pocketbook; criteria to consider in choosing a college; increasing your chances of getting into your dream college; and how to maximize your potential for financial aid. Visit the website, or call to reserve your spot. 7-8:30pm. Wayne Elks Lodge, 50 Hinchman Ave,, Wayne. 888-802-2740.

Acoustic Showcase Night— Open Mic Hosted by Ilsa McGuire. 8pm. Free. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-464-3849.

Essex Photo Club Landscape photographer David Mills of Long Valley, will give an illustrated lecture. Mr. Mills has traveled extensively in the American west photographing iconic locations. Free. 7:30pm. Caldwell Community Center, 1 Provost Square, Caldwell. 973-835-4861.

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Al Aswany, dentist and journalist, one of Egypt’s most respected writers, uses his own graduate school experience to create this fascinating novel about a community of Egyptian graduate students. Free and open to the public.7:30pm. Temple B’nai Abraham 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973-994-2290.

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Comedian Bobby Collins is a storyteller whose heartfelt humor engages audiences with a hilarious blend of characterizations to which everyone can relate. Language, mature themes. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

The Fab Four

With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ songs, the Fab Four will make you think you’re are watching the real thing. 8pm. bergenPac, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Children of a Lesser God James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. 8pm. Runs thru Feb. Call for dates and times. Nutley Little Theatre, 47 Erie Place, Nutley. 877-238-5596.

Musical Theatre Conservatory Auditions Musical Theatre Conservatory will be holding auditions for their Summer Camp and Showcase. Call for appointments as space is limited. Temple Emanu-El, 264 W. Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973-868-6259.

Memphis A Musical Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a radio DJ and a club singer. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves—filled with laughter, soaring emotion, and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll. 8pm. Feb. 8 3 & 8pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

Guided Birding Hike for Families: Birds in Winter Learn about which birds eat what foods, and make a treat to take home for the birds in your yard. Dress for the weather. Rain or shine. Ages 5 and up. 3:30 – 4:30pm. Van Vleck House & Garden, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

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Tip Canary is an acoustic guitardriven band spanning the genres of folk, hip-hop, and Americana and is based out of Montclair, New Jersey. 10pm-1am. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair.

Each star has a story to tell. Find out more at this presentation at the planetarium. 3pm. Reservations recommended. Longo Planetarium, County College of Morris, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-328-5076.

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Jessica Fellowes, niece of creator Lord Julian Fellowes, shares her experiences. 7:30pm. William Paterson University’s Shea Center for Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-720-2371.

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You’ll visit black holes, supernovae, colliding galaxies and others – all of which push the edge of understanding and imagination. 7pm. Reservations recommended. Longo Planetarium, County College of Morris, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-328-5076.

Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen At The Minstrel Jean Scully opens. Sponsored by the Folk Project. 8pm, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489 .

Saturday, February 8 NJSO-Music of the Americas Enjoy the iconic sounds of Copland’s “Simple Gifts” and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and listen to the whirling dances of Argentina and Mexico. 2pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Shapes in the Sky A storytelling series featuring fun myths and legends from around the world and throughout history which the whole family will enjoy. 1pm. Reservations recommended. Longo Planetarium, County College of Morris, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-328-5076.

The 100th Monkey Productions presents “Turn Left at Greenland: The Beatles’ Early Years”. Come help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles arriving in America. 9pm-1am. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair.

My Jazzy Valentine: Jazz and the American Songbook Make a date with your Valentine for this intimate evening of romantic jazz standards, hosted by WBGO’s Michael Bourne. 6 & 8:30pm. The Chase Room, 36 Park Pl., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Plainfield Symphony Annual Free Family Concert The Plainfield Symphony will present a program of two famous and beloved works – Benjamin Britten’s The Young Peoples Guide to the Orchestra and Paul Dukas’ TheSorcerer’s Apprentice. 7pm. Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, 716 Watchung Ave., Plainfield. 908-561-5140.


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NJSO - Music of the Beatles: Classical Mystery Tour A tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Beatles coming to America, jam packed with your favorite tunes—sung, played and performed exactly as they were written. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828. (continued on page 34)

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Come learn first-hand how meals were prepared centuries ago, using historic tools, recipes, and ingredients. Class size is limited, so sign up early. Noon-5pm. The Israel Crane House, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair 973-744-1796.

Grammy Award-nominated Jane Monheit has been a leading light in both the jazz and cabaret worlds, She is touring in support of her album “The Heart of the Matter.” 8pm. SOPAC, 1 One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

The Chocolate Festival Enjoy a day of chocolaty fun! Activities include: decorating a doughnut, creating a lollipop flower, playing “Name that Chocolate”, and much more. 11am-4pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

History of Anderson Park The College Woman’s Club of Montclair will hold their Feb. meeting with Elizabeth Renner presenting. Guest are welcomed and lite refreshments will be served. 1:30 Montclair Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave,, Montclair. 973-857-2681.

The Masters of Illusion return with an all-new show featuring comedic magicians, daring escape artists and beautiful dancers who amaze with magic that has to been seen to be believed! 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

28th Benefit Concert for Central America Service Action Committee Network (SCAN) concert featuring The Kennedys and their unique blend of acoustic, folk, rock gospel and pop with “A.J. & Liza,” 8pm. Wine and Cheese reception at 7:15pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown.

UpTown Flutes - Abendmusik Concert UpTown Flutes, an 8-member flute ensemble, will present a concert in the Abendmusik music series. There will be a reception following the concert. 7:30pm. Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 S. Park Place (On the Green), Morristown. 973-538-2132.

Bishop Townsley’s Jubilee The Jubilee’s repertoire includes African Chants, Negro Spirituals, and Jubilee Songs as well as Jazz, Pop, Broadway and Hip Hop music of today. 8pm. Runs thru March. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

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Visit the Museum for lots of family fun and a quill pen writing craft activity. Family Fun Day is held every 2nd Saturday of the month. 1-3pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982 ext 12.

All About Owls Come meet a live owl! You’ll also get to know the eight species of owls that call NJ home and why these birds are amazing nighttime hunters. 1st grade to adult. Advance registration required. 2pm. Schiff Nature Preserve, 339 Pleasant Valley Rd., Mendham. 973-543-6004.

Think Pink Floyd Think Pink Floyd has built up an enormous repertoire with about four hours of vintage Floyd material. A kick ass band and a unique sound, light and film show. 8pm. bergenPac, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

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Come use your imagination and build animals, castles and more with other children who are interested in Legos. 10:30-11:30am. Grades 3-6. Registration required. Essex County Envirnmental Center, Garibaldi Hall, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776.

The timeless fairytale comes to life in this traditional staging from the acclaimed State Ballet Theatre of Russia, a company of 50 including full corps de ballet. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Award-winning pencil artist Jerry Winick will conduct art classes for students ages 7-12 on the fine points of drawing sports. Classes also held Feb. 15, 22, March 1 and March 8. Supplies provided. 1-2:30pm. Montclair State University, The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, One Normal Ave., Montclair. 973-655-2378.

Co-presented by State Theatre and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Classical Mystery Tour is a musical treat for the whole family! A tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Beatles coming to America. 3pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469. (continued on page 36)

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PinkaLicious Musical A girl finds herself in a colorful predicament after her indulgence in too much pink causes a severe case of Pinkititis! Ages 4-12. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Morris County’s Winter Farmers’ Market Fosterfields Living Historical Farm partners with the Foodshed Alliance Famers’ Access Network and local farmers to bring a monthly winter farmers’ market to Morris County. Products will include meats, cheeses, artisan breads, prepared foods, honey, preserves, and winter produce grown by farmers within the Foodshed Alliance. Second Sunday of the month thru May. 10am2pm. Visitors Center at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Rd., Morris Township.

Cupcakes! Cooking Class Menu Highlights: Valentine Cupcakes; Spaghetti and Meatball Cupcakes; Meingue Topped Cupcakes; Flower Basket Cupcakes. Ages 9-12. 10am-Noon. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills. 973-258-4009.


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Morning Minyan with Rabbi Kulwin is a great way to make new friends and catch up with old friends. Rabbi Kulwin makes the service a little more traditional and keeps it interesting by explaining parts of it with which you may not be familiar. Breakfast will be served after the service. Everyone is welcome. 8:30am. Blood Drive, 9am-1pm. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300, Northfield Rd., Livingston. 994-2290.

Sunday Comics Special Guest: Andy Hayward & Christine Grillon. Doors open 7:30 show time 8pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair.

Midtown Direct Rep in the Loft In the Loft at SOPAC presents the play “Sextet,” Music and lyrics by Chad Hardin, Book by MDR’s, Bradley Dean Based on an original story by Chad Hardin, With additional music and lyrics by MDR’s, Bradley Dean. 7pm. In the Loft at SOPAC includes four intimate series of theatre, jazz, blues, and foreign film hosted in the casual cabaret-style setting. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

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The Blind Boys are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. They have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans over 70 years and shows no signs of diminishing. 3pm. Enlow Recital Hall, Kean University’s East Campus, 215 North Ave., Hillside. 908-737-7469.

Expressions of Love An antique Valentine exhibit and lecture by Nancy Rosin, an expert and president of the National Valentine’s Collectors’ Association. A selection of some of her collection of more than Valentines will be on display. 3pm. Make Ready Gallery, 214 Glenridge Ave., Montclair. 973-744-1940.

GIVE YOUR WALL UNIT A FACELIFT Children’s Choir Concert The Children’s Choir of Union Congregational Church will perform partner songs, traditional rounds and folk songs, as well as contemporary Christian music. The children will play simple rhythmic and melodic patterns on various instruments. Suitable for all ages. 3pm. Union Congregational Church,176 Cooper Ave., Montclair. 973-744-7424.

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Livingston Arts Association Demonstration Diana Kung, demonstrator of Chinese brush painting with emphasis on flowers and bamboo, will show her approach to the subject matter in this medium. 2pm. Senior Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave., Livingston. 973-992-7749.

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Presented by Chatham Township Historical Society, speaker Chuck Whitmore will lecture on the history of the habitation and historical land uses of The Great Swamp. Everyone welcome, refreshments served, free. 2pm. Red Brick Schoolhouse, 24 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township. 973-635-4911.

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Great Authors Out Loud Series Featuring Randall Duk Kim where he and Anne Occhiogrosso will direct, and features free presentations of the classics through the 2013-14 season. 3pm. The Edith Bolte Kutz Theater (Blackbox) of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

Snowshoe Adventure Enjoy an afternoon of snowshoes and trekking as we partner with REI of East Hanover. Learn about renting snowshoes throughout the season. Ages 8 & up. 12:303:30pm. Pyramid Mountain, 24 Boonton Ave., Montville. 973-334-3130.

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Monday, February 10 Taking a Closer Look at Lady Diana Princess of Wales All are welcome to join BPW’s networking event hosting motivational speaker Jacquie Jacovino to discuss the life, challenges and triumphs of one of the world’s most beloved humanitarians and inspiring woman leaders. 6:309pm. Café Beethoven, 262 Main St., Chatham.

The Shape of Things Preschoolers and their grown ups will explore different gardens and learn to look at the garden as a living, changing place. Along the way they will learn how important plants are and why they need to take care of them. The class will include an activity and a story. 11am. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave., Morristown. www.

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Can all the members of a large group communicate with each other simultaneously and have a joyous time doing it? According to Richard Reiter, that’s the purpose of the “Spiritual Drumming” workshop. 3 – 5pm. First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-44-6560.

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Avid photographers and gardeners Regina and Kenneth Carlson will illustrate the principles of English garden design through stunning photography and commentary. Enjoy tea and view floral design and horticulture competition entries following the presentation. 1-3 PM. United Way Building Auditorium, 60 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

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Tuesday, February 11 “Chopped Champion” Cooks For Valentine’s Day Chef Eric LeVine, “Chopped Champion” and owner of Morris Tap & Grill, will discuss his cookbook Small Bites, Big Flavor. This library With the Author event arrives just in time to learn how to make tasty treats from his new book for Valentine’s Day. Book signing. Free. 7pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-7440500 x 2230. 973-744-0500 x 2230.

Music of Brazil and Beyond One of the top jazz guitarists of our time, Paul Meyers combines a deep understanding of the jazz tradition with strong influences of Brazilian, Latin and classical music to create a truly unique sound. 8-10pm. Alumni Theatre, Caldwell College, 120 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-618-3000.

Bug Club The Bug Club is devoted to young people who want to explore the wonders of insects through field walks, games, stories and crafts. Ages 6-10. 4-5pm. Registration required. The Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776.

Take a creative approach to health and fitness with a special Mind, Body & Art session held at The Bar Method, 86 Summit Ave., Summit, with proceeds benefitting the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey’s outreach and initiative programs. Then join Curator, Mary Birmingham at the Art Center for refreshments provided by VitaOrganics and a special exhibition tour of Women Choose Women Again. 11:45am– 2pm. Tour begins 1:15pm.` Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121.


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Books & Bites Reading Club Instill a lifelong love of literature with the Books & Bites Reading Club! Each month we will read and discuss a new book, followed by a craft and a tasty bite to eat. Registration required. 3rd floor. Grades 1-3. 4:30 5:30pm. Grades 3-5. Feb. 26, 4:30-5:30pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

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Intermediate Spanish Group

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Improve your fluency, expand your vocabulary and accuracy. Small group setting with personalized instruction. You won’t just study Spanish … you’ll speak it! Ten week course. 7pm. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843.

Satisfy your sweet tooth as you explore vintage Valentine’s Day cards and candy making equipment, and discover the origins of your favorite treats. 2pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

3 Doors Down Acoustic Songs from The Basement

North by Northwest starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint. Cary Grant teams with director Alfred Hitchcock for the fourth and final time in the superlative espionage caper judged one of the American Film Institute’s Top 100 American Films. (1959 - 136 minutes). 1pm. Montclair Public Library, Library Auditorium, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 x 2230.

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Thursday, February 13 RAIN: The Beatles Experience Since forming in 1995, 3 Doors Down has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide, garnered three Grammy nominations, two American Music Awards, and five BMI Pop Awards for songwriting, including BMI’s coveted “Songwriter of the Year” award. 8pm. bergenPac, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

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The environment is filled with things, big and small, that surprise and help us. Join in once a month to see how much fun it is to learn about our world! 4-5pm. Grades K-8.Registration required. Essex Environmental Center, Garibaldi Hall, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776.

Wednesday, February 12 Creating Great Relationships Whether you are single or in a relationship, this seminar can help you get to the heart of what prevents you from the closeness you desire in all relationships. Interactive exercises, shared discussion and visualization meditations will help remove blocks to loving and tap into feeling an ‘aliveness’ that you have been missing. 8-9:30pm. Registration required. Sue Waldman, 320A Bloomfield Ave., Verona . 973-857-9090.

Direct from its hit run on Broadway, this multi-media show covers the full range of The Beatles’ discography, including the most complex and challenging songs that they recorded in the studio but never performed live. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Millionaires, Mansions and Maids Lecture Explore Morristown’s Gilded Age. Touting more millionaires per square mile than New York City at the turn of the 20th century. This lecture will provide an insightful look at some of the most widely recognized and most opulent homes. Registration is required. 2pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

This Valentines Day Keep the Love, Lose the Handles Introducing Coolsculpting, a noninvasive reduction treatment that can get rid of stubborn fat deposits without surgery. Visit the free VIP open house 11am-1pm. 5-7pm seminar, demonstratio and consultations. Special discounts for attendees. Space is limited please RSVP. The LoVerme Center, 825 Bloomfield Ave., Verona. 973-559-5231.

Patrizio Buanne Performs

Acoustic Showcase Night – Open Mic Hosted by Ilsa McGuire. Thursdays. 8pm. Free. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair.

Friday, February 14 Fantasia & Friends Valentine’s Celebration

International multiplatinum recording artist Patrizio Buanne has taken the world by storm with his ballads and up-tempo tunes, all rooted in the pop traditions of his Italian homeland, earning him the title “The Ambassador of Dolce Vita.” 8pm. bergenPac, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Hearts of Hope Annual fundraiser to support the Hunger and Homeless programs sponsored by Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey. Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ, Crane’s Mill, 459 Passaic Ave., West Caldwell. 609-699-4102.

Love is in the air! Decorate mini cupcakes to give to someone you love or enjoy them for yourself. Registration required. 3rd floor. Grades 6-12. 4pm. Please advise us of any food allergies. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

Grammy Award winner Fantasia sings from the soul, demonstrating the winning ways that led her to an “American Idol” championship. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Shabbat Spot for Tots @ The Early School! Experience Shabbat with your toddler. Ages 1223 months with parents/caregivers. An energetic program of music and stories and crafts introduce Shabbat rituals and music with activities designed for very young children. 10:15-11am. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300, Northfield Rd., Livingston. 994-2290.

An Evening with Peter Nero Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Grammy® Award-winning pianist Peter Nero in a one-ofa-kind concert! Nero, founding conductor of the Philly Pops, along with bassist Michael Barnett, perform a unique program of classical favorites, Broadway standards, and more. 8pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

The Whispers with special guest Harold Based on Green Day’s groundbreaking rock Melvin’s Blue Notes Green Day’s “American Idiot”

opera of the same name, this daring musical tells the story of three lifelong friends forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia, and features the smash hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends.” 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

New Jersey Premiere of “Rx” In Kate Fodor’s hit comedy ” Rx”, Meena is desperately unhappy at her job, so she decides to participate in a drug trial for a new medication designed to increase job satisfaction. Will the new drug provide a shortcut to happiness? Runs thru March 2. Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave., Summit. 908-514-9654.

Bird Watching Visit an Essex County oasis while searching for wintering ducks, gulls and passerine birds. All can be viewed along an easy trail around the lake. 8-11am. Free. Essex County Weequahic Park, Foster Street and Weequahic Park Drive, Newark. 973-228-8776.

The Whispers are one of R&B music’s most beloved and consistently popular vocal groups. The Whispers produced a string of hits and emerged as the leading romantic singers of their generation, racking up one gold album after another and charting numerous R&B hits throughout the seventies and eighties. 8pm. bergenPac, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Tot Traditions Take time once a month at 10am for an hour to explore the rich tapestry of Jewish life with your toddler through song, dance, crafts, foods, games and Hebrew language. Laugh, learn and love your time together. Each session will focus on a different holiday and will be led by Jennifer Levine, renowned artist, storyteller, and puppeteer. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

Valentines Day Extravaganza At The Minstrel Folk Project members perform. 8pm, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown. 973-335-9489. (continued on page 42)

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Minecraft @ The Library

Tot Shabbat

Murder-Mystery Dinner Presentations— “Murder Marinara”

Join Rabbi Groffman and Cantor Epstein for a brief Tot Shabbat service. Service begins at 5:30pm with a dinner to follow for children in grade 1 and below (siblings welcomed) and their families. Free. RSVP requested. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

Open Jump Sessions at Jumpnasium Children will love the large moon bounce inflatable’s, giant slides, climbers, bouncers, obstacle courses and more. The 70 minutes of jump time includes surprises, dining coupons, a balloon and other givaways. After the 4th jump session the 5th jump session is free. Must be at least 34” tall and be wearing socks. 3-4:10pm. Jumpnasium, 204 Passaic Ave., Fairfield. 973-808 1700.

WP Presents! Onstage Café at Shea: Lauren Fox sings songs of Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. 8pm.General admission and seating or special admission with buffet dinner and two-hour open bar with onstage seating. William Paterson University’s Shea Center for Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-720-2371.

Calling all Minecraft gamers! The Teen Advisory Board hosts another fun Minecraft server adventure! Ask our expert TAB members the basics on how to explore new territory, gather materials, and create amazing 3D environments. Learn the difference between creative and survival mode. Registration required & limited. Feel free to bring your own laptop! 3rd floor. Ages 8 and up. 3-5pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking From Annie to Phantom to Wicked, this falldown funny satirical roast of over 30 Broadway hits features outrageous costumes, silly spoofs of songs you know by heart and madcap impressions by a stellar cast. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Everybody’s invited to a swearing in ceremony for a new “Made Guy” (from the audience). Mob Boss Mario Marinara wants to make peace and bring all the families together for this occasion. Unfortunately, Tony won’t be celebrating, he was whacked before the party started!! 7pm. Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield. 973-429-0960.

Chad (Stuart) & Jeremy (Clyde) The duo presents a concert that is really an evening with Chad & Jeremy — playing hits with charm and humor and using a wide variety of unheard or rare material, both old and new. 8pm. Outpost in the Burbs, 67 Church St., Montclair. 973-744-6560.

Montclair Womens Club Guest Speaker The speaker is Deb Levy, who will discuss how she decided to write a memoir of a Polish boy’s survival during World War II. Refreshments will be served. 1:30pm. Montclair Womens Club, 82 Union St., Montclair. 973-783-6226.


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Fabulous February Specials Saturday, February 15 Valentine Doo-Wop Spectacular

The Thousand Pities Perform The Thousand Pities formed around the songwriting and ears of Matthew Davis. 10pm-1am. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair.

Cheap Trick Performs

Rrazz Entertainment presents Rock, Rhythm & Soul with Fred Parris & The Satins, The Legendary Teenagers, Shirley Alston Reeves, The Belmonts, The Capris and Vito Piccone & The Elegants. 8pm. St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt St., Staten Island.

Jazz Songbook with Bill Charlap: Rhapsody in Jazz Get a distinctly jazzy take on Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” “An American in Paris,” “Porgy and Bess” and more when pianist Bill Charlap leads a jazz all-star salute to George Gershwin. 7:30pm. NJPAC, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Jim Brickman: The Love Tour Featuring dazzling solo piano and star-studded vocal collaborations, award-winning musician Jim Brickman presents one of the most entertaining, intimate and romantic concerts of the year. Enjoy Brickman favorites including “Valentine,” “If You Believe,” “Love of My Life” and more. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Beatrix Potter’s Gardens Well known for blue-jacketed bunnies and fuzzy fauna, Beatrix Potter was also an avid a plant person. NJ resident Marta McDowell will talk about Potter’s childhood interest in plants, her botanical artistry and writing, and her years as a gardener, farmer and conservationist. 10am. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Education Center, 53 Hanover Ave., Morristown. 973-326-7603.

Since the 70s they’ve been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable, with timeless classics such as “I Want You to Want Me” and “Surrender”. 6:30pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

February 13, 14 & 15

The Great Backyard Bird Count Learn from New Jersey Audubon Educators how to identify and feed common backyard birds before venturing outside to see what is staying at Greenwood Gardens. 2-4pm. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-258-4026.

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The Tenors (formerly The Canadian Tenors) thrill audiences around the world with their powerful voices and memorable songs. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Swingin’ Tern Contra And Square Dancing Barbara Goldstein will call the contras and Off’n Ensemble will play the music.Sponsored by the Folk Project. No partner necessary. Please carry in clean softsoled shoes for dancing. Beginners ‘workshop at 7:30pm. 8pm-11pm. Parish House, First Presbyterian Church, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973-295-6864.

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The Wizard of Oz – American Family Theater See The Wizard of Oz, live-onstage in a sparkling production that features a terrific cast, unforgettable songs and special effects, plus lots of audience participation. Bursting with imagination and fun. 1pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114. (continued on page 50)

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CAMP SPOTLIGHTS The Craig School – Summer Academy

Girls’ Leadership Institute 42 Norwood Ave, Summit 908-273-0900, ext. 303 Age Groups: Girls entering grades 7 – 8 Director/Contact: Erin Hennessy and Holly Doyle

10 Tower Hill Road, Mountain Lakes 973-334-1295 • Age Groups: Grades 2 – 8 Director/Contact: The Craig Lower/Middle School Academy provides an opportunity for students with learning disabilities to continue to improve their organization, note-taking, and study skills in a safe, academic environment. Hands-on experience, creative expression and cooperative learning. Special enrichment programs are available. A mixture of fun and learning.

The Craig High School – Summer Academy 10 Tower Hill Road, Mountain Lakes 973-334-1295 Age Groups: Grades 9 – 11 Director/Contact: Craig High School’s Summer Academy offers an interactive and personalized summer program that allows high school students to get a head start on their next school year while fine-tuning their content acquisition skills,

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including organization, note-taking, and research. In addition, we integrate their mandatory high school summer reading responsibilities into their summer program.

Essex Youth Theatre The Studio Playhouse 14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair The Montclair Operetta Club 494 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-746-3303 Director/Contact: Janet Sales Imagine the thrill of starring in your own show! This camp is a fun and exciting theatre experience that encourages confidence and nurtures self-esteem. Custom-written scripts guarantee equal roles for every student. Twelve musicals and comedies to choose from. Start on Monday, star in a play on Friday!

Keep Young Brains Active

An opportunity for middle school girls to hone skills in math and writing, dabble in the arts, and delve into science in stimulating, fun ways.

See our website (click on “Summer”); 973 226-0660 x 1114 email

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The Girls’ Leadership Institute (GLI) at Kent Place School, which runs July 14-25, is a unique summer program for girls entering seventh and eighth grades to explore their leadership potential and strengthen their personal confidence and self-esteem. Each girl will discover and develop her own unique leadership style through a broad range of hands-on activities. At the Institute, participants learn about team-building, different leadership styles and group dynamics. Throughout the two weeks, the girls will work closely with high school mentors and interact with adult women who share their personal and professional leadership journeys. In a culminating presentation, participants showcase the public speaking skills they have developed in the program’s communication workshops. Graduates of the program have gone on to become student government leaders, yearbook editors, team captains and club presidents.

International Ivy Summer Enrichment Program

that will enrich their minds, expand their skills, and fuel their individual talents—all while being a whole lot of fun. International Ivy—where kids find their passion!

Kent Place Summer Camp 42 Norwood Ave, Summit 908-273-0900, ext. 297 Age Groups: Coed, Ages 3 – 15 Director/Contact: Donna Ray 6 locations in New Jersey 908-899-1338 Age Groups: 5-14 Director/Contact: Lily Wong 908-899-1338 or International Ivy will ignite the creative dreams of your future scientist, robot engineer, video game creator, cupcake designer, website builder, star performer or magician extraordinaire. Our programs are based around hands-on learning. With half or full-day programs, a variety of classes across every discipline, and six locations throughout New Jersey, international ivy offers your child the summer program

Kent Place Summer Camp, which runs June 9Aug. 22, is a co-educational, state licensed day camp program for boys and girls, ages 3-15 years old, providing fun enrichment and opportunities for physical and social development in a safe, non-competitive atmosphere. Our beautiful 26-acre campus offers regulation artificial turf playing fields, playgrounds, a modern field house, five tennis courts, an air-conditioned dining hall and classrooms, state-of-the-art computer labs and an arts center. Campers are well supervised by a qualified and caring staff of program directors, teachers and experienced counselors. Please visit our website for Open House and registration information.

Language Workshop for Children 596 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair 2 Green Village Road, Madison 800-731-0830 Director: François Thibaut Children ages 3-9 acquire French or Spanish in the Language Workshop’s stimulating summer Enrichment Program. Children learn vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar through immersion fun, costumes, baking, arts and crafts, theme days, birthday parties and more! Also, Languages for Tots® for 6 month-3 years. Flexible scheduling. Native-speaking Thibaut Technique teachers. (continued on page 46)

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The Marvelwood School Summer Program


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476 Skiff Mountain Road, Kent, CT 860-927-0047 Age Groups: Grades 8 – 11 Director/Contact: Director: Glenn Sanchez, Marvelwood’s Summer Program prepares students for the rigors of high school. Their program provides opportunities for all learners in a secure, supportive and challenging environment. Small classes enable and require participation. Expectations are tailored to each participant’s needs and goals. Their mission is to help students achieve academic success and develop personal confidence.

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Pre-College Programs and Middle School Enrichment Programs at William Paterson University

From June 30-August 8, 2014 immerse yourself in a unique university summer experience. High school students stay in our residence halls or commute. Middle school enrichment programs and high school program topics include: Science • Music • Art • Communication • Business • Education Languages • Humanities • Social Sciences


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9 Ridgeway Court, West Orange 973-868-6259 Age Group: 7 – 17 year olds Director: Randy Elman Offering professional and personalized instruction in TV commercials, stage combat and auditioning. The finale showcase is in NYC. Meet and study with agents and TV and Broadway personalities. Beginners through advanced levels; June 30-July 18. Camp location Temple Emanu-El, Livingston.

Newark Academy Summer Programs 91 South Orange Avenue, Livingston • 973-992-7000 Age Groups: Grades 1 – 12 for Academics: Ages 5 – 18 for Sports Director/Contact:973-992-7000, ext. 217 for Academics; ext. 212 for Sports for Academics; for Sports It’s going to be an excellent summer at Newark Academy! For over 40 years, Newark Academy has been the premier source in northern New Jersey for educational and athletic summer programming. The Summer Session offers an unparalleled academic experience. Summer Sports Camps combine state-of-the-art facilities and experienced, dedicated coaches to provide dynamic athletic experiences.

Pre-College Programs at William Paterson University


AGES 6-14 Two 3 Week Sessions June 30-July 18, 2014 & July 21-Aug 8, 2014 Mon-Fri / 9am-4pm (Aftercare Available 4-6pm) Featuring Art, Music, Drama, Dance & Swimming. • Each 3 week session culminates in a performance.


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300 Pompton Rd., Wayne • 973-720-2354 • Age Groups: 10 – 18 Director/Contact: Iris Di Maio Middle and high school students find their strengths by enrolling in William Paterson University Summer Pre-College programs. High school students choose from 40 programs. Middle school students attend half or full-day enrichment and academic programs. Register online today and receive a 10 percent discount before June 1, 2014. (continued on page 48)

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Learn from the pros. Meet sports celebrities. Make play by play, reporting and sports anchor tapes. Host your own sports talk radio show and much more.

14 S. Park St, Montclair 973-655-9819 Director/Contact: Sharron Miller Children ages 6-14 can enjoy full-day programming featuring dance, drama, musical theatre and art, as well as swimming, in two threeweek sessions. Preschoolers can enjoy half-day programming that features dance, drama, musical theatre and art in nine one-week sessions.

Sports Broadcasting Camp

800-319-0884 Age Groups: 10 – 18 Director/Contact: Steven Goldstein

STAR Camp delivers individualized programs for every camper at two age-appropriate sites under the expert guidance of Camp Directors Ralph and Amy Pacifico. Sports-Arts-TheatreRecreation: Your child can be a STAR this summer! Weekly registration. Lunch included. Serving campers in grades Pre-K-8. June 23Aug. 8, 2014.

summer break. They offer four types of camp: a theme-based camp held in our Museum studios that uses all kinds of fine art mediums (Ages 5+), a Pottery Camp (Ages 6+), a Digital Media Camp (Ages 8+), and a camp at neighboring Van Vleck House & Garden (Ages 5-7). Visits to the Museum’s galleries are included to enrich the child’s knowledge of fine arts. In addition to making art every day, children are encouraged to interact, talk, and learn about the history of art, its role in society, and how it affects our daily lives. Each session concludes with a student exhibition and reception in MAM’s Leir Hall and the Yard School of Art Arcade. All camps are offered in four two-week sessions. Choose from a variety of morning, afternoon, and full-day programs to fit your summer schedule. Additionally, MAM’s Yard School of Art offers a summer series of classes for teens, as well as a variety of adult classes and workshops.

SUMMERART Camp for Kids

Summer Art Camp/The Art Garage

The Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair 973-259-5139

211 Glenridge Ave, Montclair 973-744-6484 Director/Contact: Cyd Calliarec

STAR Camp at Montclair Kimberley Academy Montclair 973-233-3001 Director/Contact: Ralph and Amy Pacifico, Camp Directors

The Montclair Art Museum’s eight-week SUMMERART Camp for kids is perfect for keeping1children cool PM and Page creative VICINITY AND SUBURBAN ESSEX- 4.144 (w) x4.986 (h)_Layout 1/8/14 2:49 1 during their

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painting, digital photography, junior architects, comic book illustration, sculpture, pottery and more! They offer half-day and all-day programs for kids and teens. NEW Teen program in our Teen Studio! Portfolio preparation, Urban Art Explorers and MANGA!

children a chance to explore their creative side and experience the joy and accomplishment of creating with clay in a fun and relaxing environment. Each week offers a different theme to inspire imagination and self expression.

Summer at The Mount (Mount St. Dominic Academy)

Summer Clay Camp at Mud & Soul Clay Studio

3 Ryerson Avenue, Caldwell 973 226-0660 ext. 1114 Age Groups: Girls entering grades 6 – 8 Director/Contact: Pauline Condon An exciting program of academic and extracurricular activities designed to keep girls entering the sixth, seventh, or eighth grades stimulated and engaged all day long. The program will be conducted on the beautiful campus of Mount Saint Dominic Academy and guided by its faculty.

6 Audrey Place, Unit #2, Fairfield 973-521-7165 Age Groups: 6 – 13, classes also available for teens and adults Director/Contact: Beth Shapiro

Summer Language Study

Timed to compliment many local town programs, our weekly summer camps offer your

175 Fairfield Ave, Suite 2C, West Caldwell 973-228-1843 Age Groups: children 4 and up, teens, college students Director/Contact: Phyllis Ignozza

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Academic and Leadership Program July 6–August 1, 2014 for rising 8th–rising 11th Academic Program

• Study Skills • English (English 9, 10, and 11) • ESL • Math (Prealgebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II) • SAT I Prep, SAT II Prep, ACT Prep • Art, Photography, Ceramics

Immerse your child in a foreign language this summer with age-appropriate learning activities, games and songs, all in the target language! We make learning a language effective and fun. Enrichment and remedial private tutoring also available for teens and college students with native-speaker, certified teachers. French, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese.

The Winston Center for Learning Summer Camp 30 East Lane, Short Hills 973-379-4114 Age Groups: Grades 3 – 8 Director/Contact: Anne Buonvino The Winston Center for Learning offers afterschool and summer camp programs with focused and individualized languagebased instruction. The camp is designed to maximize academic growth during the summer. According to camp director Anne Buonvino, “Good summer programs with individualized instruction help keep children from falling behind and reduce achievement gaps.”

SUMMER CAMP 2014 The Winston Center for Learning offers a fun-filled summer camp for students interested in science, language arts and math. Electives include: SPORTS • THEATER • COMPUTERS COOKING • ART

Leadership Program • Rock Climbing • Canoeing • Community Service • Peer Mediation • Public Speaking

DATES: July 7-9 • July 14-17 • July 21-24 July 28-31 • August 4-7 Kane Szydlowski, Director of Summer Admission 476 Skiff Mountain Road • Kent, CT 06757 860–927–0047 ext.1011 • Fax: 860–927–0021 •

Learn more at Preview Day: Saturday, April 12, at 9 am Come learn about our summer program as well as what makes The Marvelwood School a unique learning environment. Grades 9–12, Honors and AP courses, academic support and encouragement. Please RSVP at


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$400 per week Winston will also be offering a SPORTS CAMP in June.

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Super Science Saturdays Children will explore scientific method as they conduct experiments and observe the results. Chromatography is this Saturdays experiment to find hidden colors. Ages 5 and up. Noon -2pm. Morris Museum, Main Stage, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

Almost Queen Elaborate lighting, effects and costumes aptly frame the seasoned musicians who step into these very large shoes to effectively render an authentic “Queen” experience. 8pm. bergenPac, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

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If a big hungry moose wants a muffin, he’ll surely want some jam to go with it. So begins the comic complications of an adventure that will delight young audience members. 11am. The Centenary Theater (The Little Theater), 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

MSU Wind Symphony with the South Brunswick High School Ensemble This very special program begins with a performance by the South Brunswick High School Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mark Kraft and Donna Cardaneo. The second half presents MSU Wind Symphony, conducted by Dr. McCauley and a performance by the 2013-2014 MSU Wind Symphony Concerto Competition winner. 8pm. Montclair State University, Alexander Kasser theater, One Normal Ave., Montclair. 973-655-5112. www.peakperfsorg

Sunday, February 16 St. Petersburg Philharmonic Conductor Yuri Temirkanov leads Russia’s oldest symphonic ensemble and guest pianist Denis Kozhukhin in an all-Tchaikovsky program. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Splash’N Boots: Family Concert Enjoy a high-energy show guaranteed to make kids sing, dance and laugh. Splash’N Boots’ music transcends borders through innovation, creativity, and an undeniably fresh approach to family entertainment. Registration required. 2pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

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Susan Werner & David Wilcox Perform Susan Werner composes skillful songs that effortlessly slide between folk, jazz, and pop, all delivered with sassy wit and classic Midwestern charm. David Wilcox is a true American treasure. He is known for his open tuning acoustic guitar, sawed-off capos, storytelling wit, and insightful metaphors. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

This master pianist mixes a strong classical background with a rich knowledge of jazz history, then adds an amazing sense of creativity and interpretation. 2pm. The Centenary Theater (The Little Theater), 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

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Saturday, February 15 Casey Carle’s Bubblemania It’s a soapy spectacular as pre-eminent bubble artist Casey Carle brings his act to BergenPAC - he’s bubble consultant to Cirque du Soleil and now you get to see why! Loaded with visual comedy, quick wit and big band music, not to mention big beautiful bubbles, Casey Carle’s BubbleMania is an interactive treat for the whole family! 1pm. bergenPac, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

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Candlelight Yoga Class Hosted by American Yoga Academy. 5-6pm. All levels. MONDO Summit, 496 Springfield Ave., Summit. 973-731-9960.

Vocalist Sarah Partridge Performs Singing along to a karaoke machine on a dare is not the way most aspiring singers begin their career; however, this is how jazz singer Sarah Partridge got her start. Her beautiful, rich voice captivated an L.A. booker, who assumed that she was a professional jazz singer. Before she could say “help” she found herself billed as the featured vocalist in a live jazz salute. 7pm. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-395-5551.

Monday, February 17 Presidents’ Day Play presidential bingo and make a patriotic bracelet. Appropriate for children of all ages. Noon-2pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Open Jump Sessions at Jumpnasium Children will love the large moon bounce inflatable’s, giant slides, climbers, bouncers, obstacle courses and more. The 70 minutes of jump time includes surprises, dining coupons, a balloon and other givaways. After the 4th jump session the 5th jump session is free. Must be at least 34” tall and be wearing socks. 12:45-1:55pm & 3-4:10pm. Jumpnasium, 204 Passaic Ave., Fairfield. 973-808 1700.

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“Abraham Lincoln Remembered” Trace the route of Lincoln’s famous whistle-stop train trip that brought him to Washington, DC in 1861 to take the presidential oath of office. Morning session from 10-11:30am, an early afternoon session from 1-2:30pm, and a late afternoon session from 3:30-5pm. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-5382404 ext. 15.

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Tuesday, February 18 Italian at the Table Learn the basics of Italian grammar and all the vocabulary and phrases necessary to sound like a native a tavola! For beginner and high beginner students, anyone planning to travel or just to brush up on your Italian. Call for times. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843.

Open Jump Sessions at Jumpnasium Experience a fun-filled family day with Big Apple’s cast of amazing characters as they thrill audiences with balancing acts, clown sketches, performing pups, and much, much more. 10:30am, 1 & 3:30pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

The 70 minutes of jump time includes surprises, dining coupons, a balloon and other givaways. After the 4th jump session the 5th jump session is free. Must be at least 34” tall and be wearing socks. 1:301:55pm also 3:45-4:55pm. Jumpnasium, 204 Passaic Ave., Fairfield. 973-808 1700. (continued on page 52)

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Thursday, February 20

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle: “Slavery by Another Name”

Bob Weir & Ratdog Performs

Film clips and discussion of “Slavery by Another Name” will be guided by a humanities scholar. A full viewing of the film will be available prior to the program discussion, date to be determined. 7-9pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

Bob Weir began to play with the “Grateful Dead “ in 1965 and was just 17, so he was naturally treated as “the kid.” Over the years, he grew to the point of being one of rock’s finest and most distinctive rhythm guitarists, and a band stalwart always. 6:30pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 877-935-5668.

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Join Business Coach, Sue Waldman, to exchange ideas, support aspirations, share stories & work collectively on meaningful projects. Talk and enjoy an evening of networking. 8-9:30pm. Advance registration is required. Sue Waldman, 320A Bloomfield Ave., Verona . 973-857-9090.

My Funny Valentine Films Broadway Danny Rose starring Woody Allen and Mia Farrow. (1984 - 84 minutes). 1pm. Montclair Public Library, Library Auditorium, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 x 2230.

Michael Bolton Performs Known for his soulful voice and poignant lyrics, his timeless style, charm and good looks have also earned him a spot in several “People Magazine’s Sexiest Man” issues. Bolton remains committed to humanitarian causes, especially through the Michael Bolton Charities as well as other social and political organizations. 8pm. bergenPac, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.


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In this hilarious original musical comedy, “Losing Everything is Just the Beginning,” good guy Josh Cohen is caught in a lifelong battle with bad luck. He’s single, broke, and woefully underemployed when his apartment is robbed. But then a mysterious letter arrives that could change his life forever. Runs thru Mar. 16. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343.

“Branca’s Pitch” Screening Ballpark dinner and screening of the documentary “Branca’s Pitch,” is about the fateful pitch thrown by Ralph Branca of the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1951 to Bobby Thomson of the New York Giants which became known as The Shot Heard Round the World. Film followed by discussion with Ralph Branca and filmmaker Andrew Muscato. 6-8pm. Montclair State University, The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, One Normal Ave., Montclair. 973-655-2378.


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American Sign Language Now registering for small group lessons. Advanced beginner and Intermediate levels. For adults and teens. Mondays or Wednesdays for ten weeks. Call for times. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843.

Essex Photo Club Essex Photo Club’s February competition of nature and pictorial images in five categories will be reviewed by Marie Kane of Ridgewood. Free. 7:30pm. Caldwell Community Center, 1 Provost Square, Caldwell. 973-835-4861.


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Saturday, February 22 All-State Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Women’s Choir This performance features a collective of some of the most outstanding young instrumentalists and vocalists from throughout New Jersey. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Friday, February 21 Marshall Crenshaw Performs

These classically trained musicians are out on a mission to prove that classical music isn’t stodgy. Their electrifying style mines the synergy among classical, jazz, blues, R&B and hiphop. 2 & 7pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Marshall Crenshaw w/ special guest Loretta Hagen. This appearance by Marshall is sure to be both memorable and well attended. 8pm. Outpost in the Burbs, 67 Church St., Montclair. 973-744-6560.

“Sunday in the Park with George” This production is about two artists, living 100 years apart, who are trying to reconcile their passion for creating art with how to live in the world around them. Call for times. Runs thru Feb.23. 4th Wall Theater, Westminster Arts Center, 449 Franklin St., Bloomfield. 973-566- 9255.

Glen Burtnik’s British Invasion Join Glen Bertnik & Friends as they salute the British Invasion and the classic music from the breakthrough era, from the time the Beatles conquered the world to the end of the explosive 60s (and beyond!) 8pm. bergenPac, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

The Gypsy Spirit New Jersey Festival Orchestra brings out the gypsy in us all with a high-spirited celebration of folk and dance rhythms in a symphonic context from masterful composers from the heart of Europe. 3pm. Bickford Theater at Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. call 908 232 9400.

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Candlelight Yoga Reception with Claire Diab of the American Yoga Academy. 6-9pm. Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 162 Hobart Ave., Summit.973-731-9960.

NJ Jewish Film Festival Presents Premiere of “Aftermath” “Aftermath” follows an Americanized man’s return to his Polish hometown where his estranged brother is being ostracized and harassed by the townspeople. Danger mounts as the brothers dig into the history and fate of the town’s Jewish community during WWII, stirring up anger and resentment. Followed by a discussion of the film and a reception.Maurice Levin Theater JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-530-3417. www.

Piece by Piece Mosaic What designs can you dream up? Get inspired by The Brick Art of Nathan Sawaya and learn to create a LEGO brick mosaic. Appropriate for ages 6 and up.10-11am & 11:30am-12:30pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700. (continued on page 54)


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MADLOM Drum & Dance and Author Rita Williams-Garcia Celebrate Black History Month with a drum and dance performance by MADLOM students. MADLOM is a Montclair non-profit school which teaches young children and teens a combination of formative arts including drumming, dance, film and spoken word. After the performance, renowned author Rita WilliamsGarcia will speak. Registration required. 2pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

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Jewish Adult Education Series 10am Rabbi Robert Tobin will teach Readings in Musar: Observant Judaism’s Tradition of Ethics. 10:45am Break for Refreshments. 11:00am Learn with Rabbi Michael Monson, topic to be announced. This series is free and open to the public. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0160 ext. 207.

Sunday Comics Special Guest: Elaine Williams. Doors open 7:30pm showtime 8pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair.

Monday, February 24 10th Annual Taste of the World Fundraiser The Rotary Club of West Orange is hosting this fundraiser which draws over 500 people every year. Included are 45-50 restaurants from all over Essex County, wine and liquor vendors, cigars and desserts. Local bands entertain the crowds, there will be a silent auction, 50:50 raffle as well as dozens of door prizes. 6-10pm. Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange. 973-768-0773.

Garden Sprouts: Shake it Up! Seeds travel in a number of ways all year long. Now’s the time to think about sowing seeds for spring. 11am. The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Center, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7601.

Tuesday, February 25 Emblem3 Keaton and Wesley Stromberg and lifelong friend Drew Chadwick are the members of Extreme3. As voracious listeners and true polyglots, they show their astounding range in positive, empowering and catchy singles. Special guest MKTO. 6pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

Your Medicinal Backyard Learn about 40 beneficial “weeds” found locally in NJ and how to use them for health and wellness. 7pm. Schiff Nature Preserve, 339 Pleasant Valley Rd., Mendham. 973-543-6004.

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NBC’s The-Sing Off Live Tour!

Thursday, February 27

Kids in the Kitchen Club Transform a child’s interest into new skills. All food will be prepared with healthy and tasty goals in mind. Examples are pizza, cookies, kale chips, fresh apple sauce, and more! 3:455:15pm. Ages 8-12. Registration required. Essex County Environmental Center, Garibaldi Hall, 621A Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776.

A Night of Bourbon and Beards Performance by the The Brian Princing Jazz Trio, sample chili & nachos, beers from micro breweries, bourbon tastings, beard judging contest, jazz combo. Must be 21 or older. 6:30pm. Morris Museum, Main Stage, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

My Funny Valentine Films

Deepak Chopra Lecture Physician, holistic health advocate, best-selling author and New Age guru, Deepak Chopra is one of America’s most notable alternative medicine practitioners. Booksigning after lecture. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

The Sing-Off Live Tour! Featuring the newly crowned best a cappella group in the country, along with other finalists from season 4 of The Sing-Off, performing their a capella versions of the biggest chart topping songs viewers fell in love with from the show. 8pm. bergenPac, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

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An excellent way to promote literacy among preschool-aged patrons. Picture books, flannel board stories, songs and puppets are used to build upon natural enthusiasm for books and reading. Registration required. Ages 3-6. The Montclair Public Library, 3rd floor, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

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“My Man Godfrey” starring William Powell and Carole Lombard. One of the top screwball comedies of all time, “My Man Godfrey” is a hilarious look at a wealthy New York family in the 1930s. This film was the first to receive Oscar® nominations in all four acting categories. (1936 – 93 minutes). 1pm. Montclair Public Library, Library Auditorium, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 x 2230.

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Paddy Moloney and The Chieftains Gear up early for St. Patrick’s Day and enjoy the high-spirited music of the Emerald Isle with Paddy Moloney and the Chieftains, who arrive with a variety of guest musicians, vocalists and Irish step dancers. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

John Pinette Performs John Pinette was born outside of Boston and has been entertaining audiences around the world for over twenty years. He has enjoyed a long career in stand-up, television, film and stage. His big break came in 1991 when he was asked to tour with Frank Sinatra. 8pm. bergenPac, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Montclair Womens Club Guest Speaker Dolly Rosen, Culinary Historian, will discuss Chinese customs and culture in the 19th century. Refreshmants served. 1:30pm. Montclair Womens Club , 82 Union St., Montclair. 973-783-6226.

Cowboy Junkies Perform “The Trinity Session” The Cowboy Junkies perform The Trinity Session, their critically acclaimed seminal album released in 1988, a melancholic mixture of blues, country, folk, and rock. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” the beloved title song. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Happy Birthday Widget! You are invited to celebrate the Museum’s mascot, Widget the Beaver’s birthday. Visit the Museum for an afternoon of fun beaver activities and birthday goodies. Ages 2-6. 4-5pm. Advance registration recommended. Muesum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982 ext 12.


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} Appetizer

Zuppa di Mare

LuNello’s Zuppa di Mare, comprised of clams, mussels, shrimp, Andouille sausage and diced tomatoes in garlic and oil, is a customer favorite, and is prepared fresh daily. Keeping with LuNello’s reputation for high-quality cuisine, chef/owner Lou Seger uses only the freshest seafood.


182 Stevens Avenue, Cedar Grove 973-837-1660

Entree }

Mexican Paella Among Señorita’s Mexican Grill’s many specialties is the restaurant’s signature Mexican Paella. The dish is made with fresh seasoned chicken, shrimp, clams and mussels sautéed in saffron rice with fresh snow peas, onions and peppers and served in a red hot skillet. According to Señorita’s owner Andres Quesada, the slightly burned layer of rice at the bottom of the skillet, called the “corroncha,” is the best part of the dish, so don’t let that hidden secret go to waste!

Señorita’s Mexican Grill

285 Glenwood Ave., Bloomfield 973-743-0099

} Dessert

Mixed Berries Profiterole

Known as one of the area’s premier steakhouses, Rare, The Steakhouse is earning a reputation for its decadent desserts, including Mixed Berries Profiterole. The dish—prepared in house each day—is comprised of a fresh made cream puff shell perfectly filled with Bavarian cream filling, fresh seasonal berries and drizzled with chocolate ganache.

Rare, The Steakhouse

440 Main Street, Little Falls • 973-256-6699


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400 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights 908-898-0900 Since 1943, Goodman’s Restaurant & Deli has been serving up classic, Jewish-style (not Kosher) delicacies. Goodman’s is best known for its delicious homemade meats. Goodman’s has the best Char Broiled Burgers around as well as Chicago Style Hot Dogs and Italian Beef Sandwiches. Voted “Best Reuben in the State,” you’ll be sure to leave satisfied. BYO, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO.

BLOOMFIELD Senorita’s Mexican Grill

285 Glenwood Ave, Bloomfield 973-743-0099 With 270 seats, two floors provide a festive, family-friendly atmosphere perfect for receptions and private events. Senorita’s offers traditional Southwestern fare including fajitas, quesadillas, enchiladas and more. A vegetarian menu and delivery are available. Enjoy the bar’s daily happy hour specials. H, LP, SP, MCC, $IN-$MOD, TO, D

Yellow Plum

1099 Broad St, Bloomfield 973-893-3681 • Contemporary new american cuisine in a casual setting. Hand crafted specialty cocktails, seasonal patio dining and full bar. Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4-7pm. OD, RR, LP, MCC


after a month of expansion and remodeling. Come in and enjoy the food in a relaxed and modern space. Now providing new dishes including California Uni, Baby Yellowtail, Kobe Beef, Pad Thai and much more.



182 Stevens Ave, Cedar Grove 973-837-1660 • Since LuNello opened in 1990, Chef Seger’s modern Italian flair mixed with traditional culinary skills has created a whirlwind of praise. Enticing presentation and courteous staff are integral to LuNello’s success. The elegant setting is the perfect compliment to the menu. Whether dining in the Dining Room or enjoying a cocktail in the handsome bar, LuNello works to create the ultimate experience. MCC, $EXP, LP

FAIRFIELD Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill 118-124 Route 46 E, Fairfield 973-575-6500

Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill is a family-friendly Italian restaurant featuring an open kitchen with an open wood burning grill and open wood burning stone pizza deck oven. Enjoy outside seating in the spring and summer. ENT, OD, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

Argent Sela, GM


bring your own wines sundays, tuesdays & Wednesdays*

1 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls


*Corking Fee: $20

Lunch: Mon-Fri Noon-3pm Dinner: Tues-Thu 3-10pm, Fri & Sat 3-11:30pm

p r ivate ro oms from 1 2 to 100 avail abl e

Cucina Calandra

216-234 Route 46 East, Fairfield 973-575-7720 Cucina Calandra is a family friendly restaurant featuring a menu emphasizing Sicilian Southern Italian cooking. Offering traditional pastas, Sicilian-style thick crust pan pizza

OCHA Restaurant

403 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell 973-228-8856 • OCHA Restaurant has reopened

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Live Jazz Every Friday & Saturday “Excellent” -ZAGAT Review


Valentine’s Day: 4-course menu • Live jazz $79 per person • Every lady gets a rose 11 S. Fullerton Avenue • Montclair 973-746-6778 • WWW.PALAZZONJ.COM Parking garage located across street

Catering Available

Enjoy the Extensive Selection at Our Wine Bar

LUNCH: Mon-Fri 11:30-3, Sat 11:30-4 DINNER: Mon-Thu 5-9:30, Fri & Sat 5-10:30, Sun 2-9

“It’s all about the Steak” BEST STEAK – Best of Essex 2010 Suburban Essex Readers’ Choice Awards





Valentine’s Day

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for Lovers of Greek and Mediterranean Cuisine

and meats prepared over custommade open wood mesquite grill. Enjoy outside seating in the spring and summer. ENT, H, OD, LP, MCC, $MOD, TO

LITTLE FALLS Bellissimo’s Ristorante

1 Newark Pompton Turnpike (Route 23 South), Little Falls 973-785-4255

• Local Delivery Service • Daily Lunch Specials • Weekly Dinner Special


6230 Town Center Way Livingston, 2nd Floor

VERONA’S ORIGINAL #1 BAGEL SHOP Voted Essex County’s Best Bagels!

Bellissimo’s offers high quality Italian specialties including a Seafood Combination tower, Boroncino from Italy, Kobe steaks cooked to order, freshly made Papardelle with lobster in a pink sauce, filet mignon and more. Private rooms are available. MCC, TO, VP, RR, OD, TO

Rare, The Steakhouse

440 Main St, Little Falls 973-256-6699 • Rare is now open and serving steaks cooked to customers’ liking in addition to lamb, veal, poultry, fish, and side dishes. Two rooms are available for private parties. Relax at the spacious bar before or after dinner. RR, VP, MCC, $IN-$EXP, MN

Thanks to our customers, we are 4-Time Gold Medal Winners.

Home of the Handmade Bagel

LIVINGSTON Il Vicolo Ristorante

Over 25 Varieties of Bagels Baked Fresh Daily

Order your pink bagels for Valentine’s • Free Lunch Delivery in Most Areas Day! • Party Platters Available

Rosanne and Frank Oldewurtel

652 Bloomfield Ave (Corner of Grove Ave) • Verona 973-857-9408 • VISIT OUR OTHER LOCATION:

673 Bloomfield Ave • West Caldwell • 973-228-0848 THE PERFECT SPOT TO WATCH THE BIG GAME


Upstairs Sports Bar SUPER BOWL PARTY $10 Halftime Buffett 50¢ Wings/$2 Tacos during the game Beer Towers 10 LED Screens PLUS Giant HD Screen

285 Glenwood Ave, Bloomfield 973-743-0099

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Owners Jimmy and Benny take pride in using only the freshest ingredients in the preparation of innovative Italian cuisine. Combining the finest Old World recipes with nouvelle cooking techniques results in a cuisine that is fresh and exciting. The setting looks and feels like a home away from home with its beautifully appointed, yet still intimate dining room. Party availablve. LP, MCC, RR, $IN-$MOD, BYO

Ritz Diner

72 East Mt. Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-533-1213 • 973-533-6949 The “go to” diner in Essex County cited it’s consistency and fresh food as the main reason for their devoted fan base. There is something on the menu for everyone. Winning Best Diner in the 2011 and 2012 Best of Essex reader’s choice awards is a testament to their quality and popularity with local residents. MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

Thavma Mediterranean Grill 6230 Town Center Way, 2nd Fl., Livingston • 973-992-8999

Take Out and Delivery Available


113 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-740-0016

February 2014

Thavma offers the very best of the Mediterranean by combining Greek and Middle Eastern specialties to create an unforgettable dining experience. All preparations and cooking are done fresh daily on the premises to give you the freshest seafood and grilled meat dishes. Lunch and dinner are served daily with takeout and limited delivery service for dinner only. Call for details. BYO, $MOD, ENT, OD, LP, NR, H, MCC, TO

MILLBURN Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine 59 Main Street, Millburn 973-912-8838

Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine focus’s on delivering the best taste while providing the lowest cholesterol and trans fat and only using fresh ingredients. Open kitchen with a warm, friendly dining room. Convenient take-out and delivery for lunch and dinner and specializing in off-premise catering. BYO, $MOD, LP, NR, H, MCC, TO, D


11 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair 973-746-6778 • Enjoy classic Italian food prepared by proprieter/chef John Giglio in a their newly redesigned dining room. The atmosphere is fresh and modern in earth tones of terra cotta and wheat. Palazzo is open 7 days a week and features live Jazz every Friday and Saturday nights. Wine bar/BYO,ENT, H, LP, MCC, $MOD, SF, RR

ORANGE Star Tavern 400 High St., Orange 973-675-3336 A traditional family favorite for delicious, thin crust pizza served in a lively and inviting atmosphere. TO, $IN-$MOD


33 Eisenhower Parkway, Roseland 973-364-8277 • A Roman trattoria serving truly authentic, gourmet Italian cuisine and Roman-style pizzas. The menu is crafted from all naturally-grown foods (continued on page 62)

Fresh, Healthy & Authentic GOLD MEDAL WINNER!



400 High Street, Orange, NJ • 973-675-3336 •

Crispy Shrimp with Honey Walnuts

Best Chinese Restaurant • 5-Time Best of Essex Winner

• Only Fresh Ingredients Cooked with Cholesterol-Free, Canola Oil



• Delicious Lunches & Dinners Delivered to Your Home or Office

199 Bellevue Avenue • Upper Montclair • 973.509.8878 Order Online: Open Sunday-Thursday 11:00am-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 11:30am-10:30pm

Join Us on Friday, February 14th for Our

Valentine’s Day Celebration PRIX FIXE 3-COURSE MENU for TWO – Only $100

East Coast Brewing Company Irish Beer Week Victory Brewing Company Firestone Walker Brewing Company

Includes a Bottle of Tiamo Prosecco (tax & gratuity not included)


Chicken Breast white bean ragu, haricot vert

Crab Ravioli fra diavolo, ricotta cheese


Filet Mignon fingerling potatoes, spinach, béarnaise sauce

Wild Mushroom Risotto parmesan, micro greens

Pork Sausage fresh tomato, cannellini beans, & balsamic

Miso Glazed Salmon bok choy, forbidden black rice

Dessert for Two

Market Greens radish, heirloom carrot, roasted shallot & garlic vinaigrette

Raspberry Mascarpone Cheesecake

Pot de Creme – Shortbread Cookies

Live Entertainment 8:30pm–12:30am in the Bar Room

Entertainment in the Bar Room 8:30pm – 12:30am Now Accepting Reservations


1099 N Broad St, Bloomfield 973.893.3681

February 2014


RESTAURANT GUIDE (continued from page 60) sourced locally whenever possible and imported from artisians in Italy. At Rezza, every ingredient matters. BYO, H, OD, LP, MCC, $MOD, TO, D


La Pastaria

327 Springfield Ave, Summit 908-522-9088 • With dishes including Polenta with Mushroom Medley, Cavatelli with Ricotta, this cozy, causal restaurant puts an upscale spin on Italian food. Their special Dinner for 4 menu gives diners the option of sharing in a fine family-style meal complete with a salad and focaccia bread to share Mon-Fri, cash and carry only. $IN-$MOD, BYO, H, RR, SP, LP, MCC, TO


199 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair 973-509-8878

Fresh | Unique | Authentic

T.S. Ma presents a menu that features top-notch Chinese fare that focuses on serving the freshest, healthiest, and most authentic Chinese cuisine available. They only cook with fresh vegetables and cholesterol and trans fat free canola oil. Three-time winner of Best Chinese Restaurant and Best Chinese Take-Out. They feature a warm dining room, as well as a website with online ordering and delivery. They specialize in catering for special occasions. BYO, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

VERONA Verona Inn

624 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona 973-239-0544 • Simply the best in bistro and pub fare including a selection of spe-

cialty burgers, tacos and potatoes (tots and fries) as well as more than 40 craft beers. Check the website for details of their daily specials— Football Sundays, Double Happy Hour & Kids Night on Monday, Monster Mug and Taco Night on Tuesdays, Half-Off Craft Beer on Wednesdays, Ladies Night on Thursday, Really Happy Fridays and Supersize Saturdays—to name a few. Their Facebook page will showcase what sports are being shown on their big screens. $IN-$MOD, ENT, SP

WEST CALDWELL Gennaro’s Cucina

40 Clinton Rd, West Caldwell 973-287-6307 Chef Gennaro Romeo combines thirty years of experience with a passion for food to prepare authentic Italian family recipes daily. With exceptional cuisine at a great value, Gennaro’s Cucina provides the perfect casual atmosphere in a dining room reminiscent of an outdoor Italian bistro. BYO, D, LP, $IN-$EXP

WEST ORANGE Highlawn Pavilion

Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange 973-731-3463 • Characterized by panoramic views of the New York City skyline, Highlawn Pavilion on Eagle Rock Reservation offers scenic dining at its finest. The exceptional Frenchinfused American fare is equally matched by the restaurant’s worldclass service. Highlawn is increasingly becoming the venue of choice for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. Live music is offered every Friday and Saturday in the Piano Room. $EXP, OD, RR, ENT, VP, MN

Visit our other locations: Vicolo in Old Tappan and Limoncello in Waldwick

Newly Expanded & Renovated


Neo - Japanese Cuisine BRONZE MEDAL WINNER!

Suburban Essex  

Valentine’s Day is Friday, February 14th OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK Lunch: Tue-Fri 11:30am-3pm Dinner: Tue-Sat 4pm-10pm, Sun: 3pm-9pm



113 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston (across from Livingston Cleaners)

403 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973.228.8856 | 62


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he majority of my work consists of connecting and meeting with key decision makers. My clients ask me to help them target specific companies that have a strong fit for their products and services and then get them in the door to meet with the right contact. Here are five keys I employ that can be applied to job seeking for college graduates.

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Make a target list of the top 5-10 companies you would like to work for and where you feel you would add value.

Do your homework. There is so much information online about most companies. Search for the CEO of a specific company and read recent interviews and articles on that person before making your calls. Start at the top and work your way down to the person in charge of a specific department or responsibility. Also, seek out people who work in businesses that are similar to your targets and ask questions.


Network. Do what’s comfortable for you: use social media, speak with as many people as you can that have connections, join associations, and put yourself out there in a positive light. Go to www. for specific articles on networking and getting appointments.


Differentiate yourself. What makes you unique? How can you stand out from others? My daughter got strong written testimonials from her various summer jobs that she edited and put under each job description on her resume to stand out from other applicants.


“No” makes me go. Most sales people give up after their first or second “no,” yet many executives agree that most sales happen after the seventh or eighth re-

jection. If you believe there is a strong fit and you can add value to their business, go back to your targets with additional information or find other ways to get introduced. This shows them your passion and tenacity, something many companies see as a valuable asset these days.

a quality product to you.” And then you have to work on actually doing that.

Once you get the job, here are four great tips from Irv Rothman, president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard Financial Services and author of “Out-Executing the Competition.” Barry Farber: What advice would you give college graduates about getting their foot in the door with employers and then building value so they stay there and grow? Irv Rothman: Getting in the door is about patience and the ability to handle rejection, but once you’re there I have four pieces of advice. Number one is never say no. BF: What do you mean by that? IR: If somebody asks you to do something you might not like or know how to do, or you’re afraid to fail, don’t say “no” or “I don’t know how to do that.” The correct answer is, “This isn’t something I’m familiar with but I will find out how to do it and I will deliver

Barry Farber

The second piece of advice is, always work for somebody you can learn something from, at any stage of your career. Even for me today, I’m still learning something new every day and that’s a very stimulating environment.

Third, take an assignment that nobody else wants. Demonstrate your commitment and that you can really add value, even if it means you have to move some place or out of your comfort zone. The forth piece of advice that I think is very important, especially in today’s extraordinarily complex world is that you really have to learn how to operate well within a team structure. Because the world is so complicated and things move at the speed of light, no one person can do it by themselves. Especially in the corporate world there are these interdependencies, and you’ve got to learn how to recognize them, and make the rest of the people around you better by being a functional team member. If you do these four things you’ll be in pretty good shape. 

Barry Farber consults with corporations, professional athletes and entertainers helping them market their products and land more deals. He’s the best-selling author of 12 books translated into 25 foreign languages with over one million copies sold. His next book, Success Secrets of Sales Superstars will be released April 2013 by Entrepreneur Press. You can see him on QVC selling out unique and innovative inventions. He’s a featured guest on CNN, Fox, CNBC and hosted over 400 Radio and Television shows in New York City, Washington and on the Comcast Television Network. Visit him at: or email him at: Listen to the new show:

Tune into Barry's recent shows with Nobel Prize Winner in Physics, Dr. Adam Riess as he discusses his findings on dark energy and what it means to us. Also Qi Gong Masters on the power of energy and breathing. 1


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DECEMBER 2013 HOME SALES CALDWELL Address 21 Welshman Ct

List Price 410,000

Bed/Bath Sale Price 3/2 413,500

249,000 289,900 329,000 339,900 330,000 349,900 412,500 429,000 445,000 449,000 549,000

3/1.1 3/1 3/1 3/1 4/1 2/2.1 3/1.1 3/2 4/2 3/1.1 4/2.2

290,000 300,000 315,000 315,000 325,000 349,900 400,000 405,000 432,000 438,000 537,500

3/2.1 4/3.1 7/3.1

599,000 860,000 1,200,000

2/2.1 3/2.1 3/2 5/3 4/2 4/2

415,000 450,000 455,000 542,500 565,000 567,500

ESSEX FELLS 10 Essex Rd 4 Barberry Way 32 Rensselaer Rd

599,000 850,000 1,379,000

GLEN RIDGE 119 Glen Ridge Ave 80 Stonehouse Rd 16 Astor Pl 11 Inness Pl 8 Hathaway Pl 280 Washington St

579,900 639,000 2,300,000


CEDAR GROVE 36 Old Orchard Ct 15 Hillside Ave 29 W Lindsley Rd 70 Overlook Rd 59 Sherman Ave 17 Mountain Ridge Dr 34 Devonshire Rd 206 Stevens Ave 18 Lakewood Ave 20 Pine Dr 80 Oak Dr

25 Spencer Rd 72 Oxford St 78 Ridgewood Ave

429,000 450,000 475,000 599,000 499,000 499,000

480 S Livingston Ave 15 Filmore Ave 324 E Cedar St 69 E Cedar St 22 Claremont Ave 14 Broadlawn Dr 11 Manor Rd 23 Ashwood Dr 3206 Pointe Gate Dr 7 North Dr 36 Bennington Rd 5 Cliffside Dr 28 North Dr 83 Falcon Rd 104 Beaufort Ave 10 Timber Hill Dr 47 Knollwood Dr 9 Mt Vernon Ct 39 Springbrook Rd 8 Ridgewood Dr 12 Rumson Rd 76 Springbrook Rd 13 Bellcourt Pl 31 Hillside Ter 30 Coddington Ter

384,900 374,500 375,000 399,000 399,900 435,000 419,000 529,900 599,000 575,000 549,000 589,000 550,000 599,018 589,000 659,000 675,000 725,000 679,000 749,000 749,000 775,000 813,775 775,000 789,000

3/3.1 4/2.1 6/5.4

579,900 691,000 2,500,100

3/2 3/1.1 3/2.1 3/1.1 3/2 3/1.2 4/2.1 3/2 2/2.1 4/2.1 4/1.1 3/3 4/2.1 5/2.1 4/3 4/3 5/4.1 4/2.1 3/2.1 6/3.2 3/2.1 4/3 3/2.2 5/3.1 4/2.1

360,000 380,000 390,000 400,000 420,522 440,000 445,000 520,000 550,000 575,000 580,500 589,900 591,000 594,500 615,000 671,000 710,000 715,000 726,000 730,000 754,000 755,000 770,000 777,000 802,500

7 Bellcourt Pl 1 Schindler Way 31 Westmount Dr 9 Goodhart Dr 36 Surrey Ln 20 Stratford Dr 241 Walnut St 25 Camelot Dr 9 Sunshine Ln 5 Brighton Ct 8 Lockhern Dr

867,280 849,000 995,000 1,125,000 1,285,000 1,269,500 1,459,000 1,500,000 1,495,000 1,895,000 1,899,000


26 Tichenor Pl 199,900 7 Van Vleck St 239,000 49 Gray St 375,000 49 N Willow St 439,000 16 Stanford Pl 489,000 148 Maple Ave 600,000 7 Vera Pl 599,000 145 N Mountain Ave 589,000 95 Harrison Ave 649,000 43 Warren Pl 719,900 25 Stanford Pl 639,000 8 Wendover Rd 759,000 6 Notting Hill Way 835,000 106 Highland Ave 1,175,000 64 Prospect Ave 1,245,000

3/2.1 4/2.1 2/2.1 5/3.2 4/3.1 4/4 6/6.1 6/5.1 5/4.1 8/8.2 6/4.2

813,075 849,000 1,105,000 1,135,000 1,200,000 1,250,000 1,350,000 1,435,000 1,495,000 1,700,000 1,800,000

3/1.1 2/2 3/2 5/2.1 4/1.2 7/2.1 4/2.1 4/2 6/3.2 5/3.1 4/2.1 6/3.2 3/3.1 6/3.1 5/3.1

199,500 205,000 350,000 430,000 489,000 560,000 585,000 590,000 635,000 704,900 719,000 742,000 787,500 1,025,000 1,175,000

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It’s a Great Time to Buy a Home… Low Interest Rates, Affordable Pricing & Terrific Values!





Expanded four bedroom, three full bath split level in desirable Livingston Township. Expanded master bathroom includes Jacuzzi tub and separate stall shower area. Eat-in kitchen area with breakfast bar, formal dining room. Lower level bathroom with shower and walkout to in-ground pool area. Close to highways and transportation.

Charming four bedroom, two full bath Cape Cod in desirable Wilson School district. Cozy wood burning fireplace in living room, newer furnace, hot water heater, roof and updated 200 amp electrical service. All appliances included. Finished basement, deep lot with plenty of room for parking. Great starter home.

This oversized dipsey split offers a brand new gourmet eat-in-kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, highlight lighting and hardwood flooring. This home boasts five bedrooms and two brand new full baths, together with an additional oversized room over the garages, making a two-room master suite. Excellent neighborhood.

This completely renovated three bedroom, three full bath brick ranch boasts a totally open floor plan with gleaming hardwood floors. French doors connect the formal dining room to the light, bright family room which accesses the patio and rear yard. The gourmet eat-in kitchen features granite countertops, subway tile, hardwood flooring and stainless steel appliances.

460 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell • 973-228-1050 cedar_crest

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DECEMBER 2013 HOME SALES (continued from page 65)

NORTH CALDWELL 140 W Greenbrook Rd 399,000 3 Winding Way 599,900 29 Cypress Ave 759,000 11 Old Farm Rd 799,000 3 Hamilton Dr E 949,000 2 Sleepy Hollow Ct 1,450,000

ROSELAND 511 Eagle Rock Ave 25 Stonegate Dr 68 Roosevelt St 2 De Paolo Ct 4 Pacio Ct

299,000 359,000 519,800 599,000 649,000

VERONA 4/3.1 4/2.1 4/2.1 5/3.1 5/4.1 6/5.1

399,000 520,000 731,500 780,000 949,000 1,340,000

5/2 2/2.1 4/2.1 3/3.1 3/2.1

290,000 373,000 485,000 560,000 645,000

UPPER MONTCLAIR 123 Alexander Ave 469,999 405 N Fullerton Ave 485,000 122 Squire Hill Rd 499,950 41 Watchung Ave 529,000 98 Alexander Ave 545,000 10 Godfrey Rd 549,000 65 Fairview Pl 619,000 170 Gordonhurst Ave 675,000 82 Inwood Ave 689,900 214 Fernwood Ave 749,000 71 Overlook Rd 749,000 87 Alexander Ave 829,000 159 Watchung Ave 949,000 761 Valley Rd 1,050,000

3/2 4/2 3/2 4/2.1 3/2 4/1.1 3/2.1 6/3.1 4/3 4/3.2 5/3.2 3/3.1 6/3.1 6/3.2

455,000 495,000 509,850 571,000 579,000 600,000 619,000 625,000 680,000 755,000 775,000 829,000 960,000 1,050,000

40 Ann St 52 Kenwood Ave 21 Maple Ter 141 Grove Ave 22 Hillcrest Ter 89 Woodland Ave 19 Hillcrest Ter 32 Summit Rd

310,000 379,000 489,900 469,000 579,000 574,900 595,000 799,000

WEST CALDWELL 8 Jameson Pl 71 Beverly Rd 120 Westover Ave 12 Jameson Pl 16 Oakland Ave 8 Sunset Rd

325,000 359,900 369,000 425,000 420,000 499,000


35 Kirk St 93,995 6 Tremont Ave 175,000 177 S Valley Rd 194,900 73 Valley Way 199,000 151 Forest Hill Rd 246,000 3 Seaman Rd 269,000 41 Lorelei Rd 279,000 11 Babcock Pl 252,000 707 Pleasant Valley Way 299,900 28 Hartshorn Ter 298,500 185 Gregory Ave 305,000

3/1.1 3/1 3/1.1 4/3 4/1.1 3/2 6/2.2 5/3.2

310,000 370,000 462,500 480,000 564,000 565,000 570,000 790,000

3/1 3/1.1 3/1 4/2 4/2 4/2.1

300,000 350,000 369,000 400,000 405,000 487,000

3/1 3/1.1 4/2 3/1 3/2.1 3/2 4/1.1 3/1.1 4/2 3/2 3/1.1

93,995 160,000 183,000 199,000 234,300 240,000 247,000 255,000 289,900 298,500 299,000

32 Osborne Pl 3 Normandy Ter 176 Gregory Ave 22 Fairway Dr 47 Edgemont Rd 181 Zeppi Ln 1 Lessing Rd 8 Korwel Cir E 2 Edgehill Ct 30 Winding Way 21 Ralph Rd 273 St Cloud Ave 85 Gregory Ave 24 Ridgeview Ave 11 Clarken Dr 22 Silver Spring Rd 11 Gavin Rd 90 Sullivan Dr 61 Cummings Cir 28 Colony Dr E 9 Gavin Rd 22 Colony Dr E 29 Silver Spring Rd 77 Cummings Cir 32 Whalen Ct 7 Forest Way 31 Haggerty Dr

330,000 335,000 310,000 339,000 307,800 369,900 345,000 350,000 375,000 349,000 359,000 369,900 369,000 379,900 399,000 429,000 459,000 429,000 498,900 469,000 499,000 499,000 529,000 506,000 599,000 750,000 759,000

3/1.1 4/1.1 3/2.1 3/1.1 4/2.1 3/2.1 3/2 4/2.1 4/2 3/1.1 3/2 3/2.1 3/2 4/2 2/2.1 3/1.1 4/2.1 2/3.1 4/3.1 4/2.1 4/3.1 5/3.1 4/2.1 3/3.1 3/2.1 4/3.1 5/4.1

323,000 325,000 325,000 330,000 334,000 338,888 339,000 345,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 352,000 369,000 375,000 415,000 422,000 426,300 429,000 470,000 471,500 485,000 499,000 505,000 506,000 563,000 700,000 759,000

Data Source: Garden State Multiple Listing Service. Analytics powered by eLumindata. Provided by Jordan Baris, Inc. Realtors.

What’s New? We Can Insure That! It’s time to give us a call because things change. We’re here to make sure you are covered. Call for a Complimentary Analysis.


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Denny Klein, President and CEO, and the staff of Rand, Feuer & Klein, LLC

Health, Beauty & Fitness By Rhonda L. Rivera

Rise of the Cauliflower


ale is so 2013. The “it” veggie for 2014 is cauliflower! Packed with nutrients, broccoli’s cousin is going to be the ubiquitous ingredient in a wide variety of recipes this year. Low in calories, cauliflower is high in anti-inflammatory and cancerfighting vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, fiber and folic acid. So while delicious, it also protects your health and prevents disease. Cauliflower can be served as a simple side dish when roasted or steamed, but its uses are virtually limitless. It is great as a soup or as an alternative to cream in a soup, made into guilt-free Alfredo sauce, either substituted for potatoes or included with them in a recipe for mashed potatoes, turned into a wheat-free version of Tabouli, and even used to lighten up macaroni and cheese. Cauliflower can even be a substitute for steak when cutting it in a cross-section so that the florets cohere with the stem, thus offering a wide surface area for charring, sautéing or grilling. The cauliflower “steak” may be dressed with various seasonings and sauces.

End Belt Bulk with isABelt®


his clever, new accessory is a belt—or is it? Made from a strong, yet lightweight, half-inch TPU plastic that virtually disappears when on, this fashion “fix-it” accessory is instantly slimming. Put the patentpending isABelt through your belt loops and prevent your pants from slipping and gapping as well as eliminate belt bulge and bulk. Wearing a fashion belt over a top but still need to keep your pants in place? IsABelt is the invisible answer. IsABelt also is perfect for traveling through airports—its closure is plastic and it does not have any hardware.

IsABelt is available in both clear and black in sizes small, medium, large and plus. IsABeltWIDE® has the same great features but is one inch wide, and is intended for both men and women—one size fits most. IsABelt is available in Livingston at Adornments (79 South Livingston Ave.) and Kids at Heart (565 South Livingston Ave.). For more information and products, go to

Personal Training on a New Level: KINESIS


he cutting edge workout is here, and its name is Kinesis Training. Kinesis Training takes traditional exercises (like chest press, lat pull, row) and combines them with functional movements (like reaching, squatting, bending) into a unique cable resistance exercise. By doing so, it develops balance, core/overall strength and flexibility for people of all fitness levels. Notably, cable-based equipment have been determined to produce twice the fitness results as single plane exercises, according to the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. “Kinesis is the most versatile, most efficient and most scientific training program around,” states Eric Murphy, NASM, CPT, PES, CES of Pearl Fitness. In order to participate in Kinesis Training, a “Kinesis Wall” is required. The Kinesis Walls that are used at Pearl Personal Training in Little Falls consist of four panels of grips, cables and weight stacks that allow the user to keep varying degrees of resistance in threedimensional movements and multi-plane motion. An infinite amount of exercises can be achieved, customizable to meet all fitness levels. The no-impact exercises use fluid, natural movements to achieve full body involvement. It is designed for individual use, overseen by a personal trainer.

Kinesis Training is offered at Pearl Personal Training, 453 Main Street, 2nd floor, Little Falls; 973-837-8202;

Disclaimer: The items and ideas presented here are not endorsed by Suburban Essex Magazine. Use at your own discretion and risk.

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Resource Directory For more pages with links to websites, videos and special promotions, go to Acupuncture

Dr. Liang is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the NJ Board of Acupuncture. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, diabetes, headache, neck pain, back pain, arthritis, tenosynovitis, and much more, and is highly recommended by her patients.

Liang Liang, MD All Care Clinic, LLC

349 E. Northfield Road, Suite 217, Livingston 973-422-0995

Children’s Hospital

From the simplest injury to the most complex problem, Goryeb Children’s Hospital has pediatric specific tools and treatments that other hospitals just don’t have. The exceptional quality of care provided at Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Center at Overlook Medical Center is designed to make your child’s hospital visit the best it can possibly be.

Goryeb Children’s Hospital 100 Madison Ave, Morristown

Goryeb Children’s Center

99 Beauvoir Ave, Summit 973-971-5000 •


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Energy is always flowing inside you. Morgan Reade, L.AC. M.S., makes sure the energy flows so that your body can maintain a smooth, healthy equilibrium—free from pain and full of vitality. He applies these methods to restore balance to what ails you in the areas of Infertility, Pregnancy, Dermatology, Migraines, TMJ Acupuncture for kids (no needles!), Metabolism and Nutrition, Diabetes and Tinnitus.

NJ Advanced Acupuncture

616 Bloomfield Ave, Suite 3B, Caldwell 6 Green Village Road, Madison 201-400-2261


Aesthetic Medicine

At the Aurora DeJuliis MD European Medical Spa, they believe that beautiful skin comes from within and must be nurtured to realize its full potential. Every patient initially consults with Dr. DeJuliis, Medical Director, for a personalized assessment of his or her skin type and individual skincare needs.

Aurora DeJuliis MD European Medical Spa

8 Hillside Ave, Suite 102, Montclair 973-338-6300


Assisted Living

The care of the elderly and disabled is the heart of this business operated by three sisters, all registered nurses from the Phillippines. Marilou, the director, uses a hands-on approach to assess and provide clients with home health caregivers tailored to their needs. The Visiting Angels of Suburban Essex believe in maintaining a person’s independence and dignity, especially in the senior years of his or her life when he or she deserves the most courtesy and respect.

Visiting Angels of Suburban Essex 14 Forest Ave, Caldwell • 973-226-9090


Sue Waldman, MA, LPC, BCC, specializes in counseling and psychotherapy in the areas of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, divorce, relationship issues, grief, life transitions, stress management, addiction and recovery, women’s wellness, and creativity and inspiration. She will help you improve your emotional well-being, make positive changes, achieve your goals, and master the challenges of life!

Nancy M. Walther, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Substance Abuse Therapist, has experience and training focusing on both Family Therapy and Drug and Alcohol Counseling. She serves a population so often neglected and yet stigmatized in today’s world: the substance abuser and his or her family, believing both can work best together without blame and recriminations, towards a more fulfilling and peaceful life within loving and supportive relationships.

You don’t need a partner or a costume to get started, just bring a willingness to try and a desire to have fun! Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studios have been teaching the world to dance for almost 100 years! Their trained professionals will make you feel comfortable on any dance floor and with any dance partner. Over 40 million people have enhanced their social life by learning to dance quickly and easily the Arthur Murray way.

Advanced Counseling & Coaching Services

Responsible Families Nancy M. Walther

Arthur Murray Dance Center of Montclair

320A Bloomfield Ave, Verona 973-857-9090 •

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50 Northfield Ave, West Orange 201-704-6149

365 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-744-1122 •




Ear, Nose & Throat

At the Silverstrom Group, there is nothing they value more than the trust their patients place in their skills. They understand that you have countless choices when it comes to selecting a dental practice, which is why they go above and beyond to earn your confidence.

Dr. Tina Moheb provides exceptional dental care for the entire family. Cosmetic dentistry, Oral Cancer screening, dental implants, teeth whitening, low radiation x-rays, and Invisalign®. New patients/emergencies are always welcome. Most insurances accepted.

Dr. Michael Scurti uses advanced cosmetic dentistry techniques to give his patients the perfect smile. He has established a reputation for results in cosmetic dentistry that provides patients with permanent, beautiful teeth that look and feel natural.

The Silverstrom Group

Advanced Smiles Dental Care

Verona Dental Arts

580 S Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-992-3990


Using innovative movements, science, and tools, Pearl Personal Training is committed to delivering a better quality of life. • 2,700 square-foot training facility • State-of-the-art equipment • Overhead 10 speaker sound system • 3 50" LCD HDTV wall mounted televisions • Client lounge with half kitchen and individual lockers • New modern bathroom facilities • 2 KINESIS training wall systems

Pearl Personal Training

453 Main St, 2nd Floor, Little Falls 973-837-8202

Hair Salon

685 Bloomfield Ave, Verona 973-857-7799


184 Pompton Avenue, Verona 862-881-4251

Hair Restoration

Synergy Personal Training was founded by owner Bobby Florio with the dream of providing clients with a private “non-intimidating” environment to work on fitness goals with a highly qualified and experienced professional fitness trainer. Synergy provides a friendly environment where highly skilled trainers are focused on their clients’ needs and where every clients’ program is designed specifically to meet his or her fitness goals. This is what sets Synergy apart from other clubs.

Anagen Hair Solutions is committed to applying the latest non-surgical hair procedures to promote healthy hair growth. Every scalp is unique with its own DNA. They use the highest quality products, taking into consideration the health, condition, and integrity of the scalp. Sign up today for a complimentary analysis and learn about available treatment options.

Synergy Fit

Anagen Hair Solutions

195 Fairfield Ave, Suite 3B, West Caldwell 973-865-3384 •


89 Valley Road, Montclair 973-746-0061 •

Roseland Eye Care carries the best selection of eyewear. The caring staff will go above and beyond to ensure every client receives glasses that best suit their needs, from fashion, to function, as well as budget.

Eye Care & Wear is a family business committed to their customers, patients and community. Dr. Rustagi, a Board Certified Optometrist, will perform a thorough eye exam and take the time to discuss all your treatment options. With the best in optometry and optician services, state-of-the-art technology, and that personal touch, they promise to make you feel right at home and put a smile on your face.

Julio Angel Hair Studio

Roseland Eye Care

Upper Montclair Eye Care & Wear

178 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland 973-228-2424

Ear, Nose & Throat Solutions of NJ Derrick I. Wallace, MD, FACS 187 Washington Ave, Suite 2i, Nutley 973-235-0090 •

Hair Salon

Bangz has meticulously designed the ultimate salon and spa with features that are sure to please all the senses. They give each and every one of their guests an experience that completely fulfills their expectations by invigorating their passion, bringing peace to their minds, and a smile to their faces.

Bangz Salon & Spa

23 S. Fullerton Avenue Montclair 973-746-8426

Oral Surgeon


Julio Angel Hair Studio is committed to creating a place of tranquility and relaxation, while providing their clients with the latest in hair and beauty trends that will enhance their appearance and quality of life. As a full-service salon, they are committed to providing the expertise you’d find in an NYC salon, without the commute and at an affordable price. 31 East Main St, Little Falls 973-638-1638 •

Dr. Wallace is a board certified Otolaryngologist specializing in the medical and surgical evaluation of any issue involving the ears, nose and throat. He has expertise in the treatment of various disorders—Thyroid Disease, Hearing Loss, Head and Neck Cancer, Tonsillitis, Sinusitis, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Voice Disorders, Nasal Obstruction and Salivary Gland Disease.

51 Upper Montclair Plaza, Upper Montclair 973-707-5255 •

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At Oral & Maxillofacial Associates, Philip M. Echo D.M.D. and William G. Ranucci D.M.D., practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal. They can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries and TMJ disorders, and perform a full range of dental implant and bone grafting procedures.

OMA of Nutley

187 Washington Ave, Suite 1B, Nutley 973-667-5844

OMA of Montclair

54 Plymouth St, Montclair 973-746-3466



Plastic Surgeon

Plastic Surgeon

Plastic Surgeon


Aces leads the way in advanced orthopaedic techniques and non-surgical options that can help you maintain a better quality of life. It is the only orthopaedic practice in NJ with four women physicians. Most insurances accepted. Network Provider for Workman’s Compensation injuries. Aces also has offices in Cliffside Park, Paramus, Union City, Hoboken and Manhattan.

Aces Premier Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 1255 Broad St, Bloomfield 973-842-2100 •

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Scott Spiro is a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery of the breast, body contouring, facial aesthetic surgery, face and body fat grafting, non-surgical facial rejuvenation by Botox and cosmetic fillers, non-surgical fat reduction by Coolsculpting, and breast cancer reconstruction.

Spiro Plastic Surgery Scott A. Spiro, MD

101 Old Short Hills Road, Suite 510 West Orange 973-736-5907 •

Weight Loss

Welcome to the LoVerme Center, where they blend the art of natural beauty with the latest proven technological advances in cosmetic surgery. This combination of art and science means matching this patient-first approach with the surgical skill you can trust.

The LoVerme Center for Plastic Surgery

825 Bloomfield Ave, Fells Plaza, Suite 205, Verona 973-559-5232

Rehabilitation Center

Daughters of Israel provides a safe, relaxing environment with trained medical professionals. • Spacious, State-of-the-Art Gym • Luxurious Recovery Suites and Lounge • Fine Kosher Cuisine • Non-Sectarian Community • Expert On-Site Medical Care

Daughters of Israel

1155 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-400-3307 •

Weight Loss

The Neigel Center is a leader in the war against aging. The practice offers cosmetic surgery for the face and the body, Botox, Dermal Fillers, Sculptra, as well as laser treatments and advanced medical spa services. Recognized expert in Ophthalmic, Plastic, Orbital and Reconstructive Surgery.

Neigel Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery

101 Old Short Hills Road, Suite 204 West Orange 973-325-7779 •


Personal Plastic Surgery provides exceptional and safe personal care to each patient. Dr. Sanjay Lalla has been in practice for over 15 years with wonderful results. Please take the time to view before and after pictures and the wide array of procedures offered on their website. Dr. Lalla believes in natural beauty and will help you look as great as you feel.

Personal Plastic Surgery Dr. Sanjay Lalla

383 Northfield Ave, West Orange 973-324-9455 •


Dieci Lifestyle Spa is a 13,000 square-foot facility located in the heart of Livingston. One of the goals of Dieci is for all their clients to achieve that sense of personal satisfaction with their image through their treatments and services.

RELAXED? Experience a tranquil, transformational environment. Choose from a variety of advanced body and skin care treatments from our famous nurturing facials, to invigorating body treatments in our Vichy shower. Succumb to our Swedish, deep tissue massage, our 90 minute volcanic hot stone massage or relax while enjoying our expert manicures and pedicures. The Woodhouse Day Spa will give you the maximum benefits in relaxation and transformation from head to toe.

Dieci Lifestyle Spa

The Woodhouse Day Spa

90 West Mt. Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-716-0101


420 Springfield Ave, Summit 908-608-1120

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A patient-centered, compassionate team of bariatric professionals providing comprehensive nutritional and behavioral counseling, as well as surgical weight loss options including Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Revisional Surgery and Robotic Bariatric Surgery. Combining surgery with lifestyle modifications, long-term follow up and support, results in both substantial weight loss and subsequent reduction of most medical problems.

Bariatrx Advanced Surgical Weight Loss

230 Sherman Ave, Suite #C, Glen Ridge 973-744-8585 •


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&Fitness At The Center for Medical Weight Loss, they know there is no one straight path to long-term weight loss and maintenance. They abide by the scientific fact that weight loss results from fewer calories ‘in’ and more calories ‘out.’

If you really want to learn something, learn how to teach it… • Yoga Teacher Training • Private Lessons • Corporate Well-Being Programs

The Center for Medical Weight Loss

The American Yoga Academy

209 S. Livingston Avenue, Livingston 973-535-6266

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Locations in West Orange and Downtown Summit 973-731-9960

Resource Directory

Call for more details: 973-276-1688

BECAUSE IT COULD BE YOUR CHILD We don’t just have an emergency department We have a pediatric emergency department

Because our emergency department is for children and only children, it’s as friendly and soothing as an emergency department can be. In fact, everything about Goryeb is about children. From more than 100 pediatric specialists in 20 concentrated areas of pediatric medicine and surgery to pediatric tools and treatments that other facilities don’t have access to. Like pediatric only ambulances and a pediatric only intensive care unit. Nobody is better equipped to handle every aspect of your child. From the simplest injury to the most serious problem. At Goryeb, your children are treated by people who treat children and only children.

For more information call 1-888-4AH-DOCS or visit


he Essex County Environmental Center is dedicated to creating awareness, understanding and appreciation of the environment and its relationship to Essex County residents. It is located in the western section of Essex County in the 1,360 acres of wetlands preserve of West Essex Park, 621 Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland. The Environmental Center carries out its mission through integrated educational programs that include hands-on-activities through the following three clubs, among others:

The Bug Club is designed for children ages 6-10, and introduces them to the wonders of insects. Fun and interactive educational activities include field walks, games, stories and crafts. The Bug Club meets once a month on Tuesdays, from 4-5pm. The next meeting is February 11.

4-H Environmental Kids Club is open to children in Grades 2-7 to explore nature in Essex County. Club members pledge the 4 H’s of Head to clearer thinking, Heart to greater loyalty, Hands to larger service and Health to better living for the club, community, country and world. Although hosted at the Environmental Center, this club is sponsored and run by Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Essex County. The 4-H Environmental Kids Club meets monthly on Tuesdays from 4-5pm. The next meeting is February 11.

Kids in the Kitchen Club is geared toward 8-12 year olds. This club transforms an interest in cooking into skills in the kitchen, while simultaneously helping to combat obesity. At every club meeting, one new healthy and tasty item is introduced into the child’s repertoire. Cooking basics are taught together with kitchen safety, self-sufficiency and smart food choices. The Kids in the Kitchen Club meets once a month on Wednesdays, from 3:45-5:15pm. The next meeting is February 26.

Pre-registration required and fees apply for all clubs; call 973-228-8776 or go to for more information.


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Tots and Their Teeth Encouraging Dental Hygiene in Children By Julie Jacobs


ooth decay is the most prevalent chronic condition affecting children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cavities are five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever in children. Furthermore, cavities in baby teeth pose a greater possibility for cavities in adult teeth. The good news is that developing good oral hygiene habits and visiting the dentist regularly early on can lead to lifelong healthy teeth. And with the American Dental Association (ADA) marking February as National Children’s Dental Health Month, there’s no better time than now to learn how easy it is to treat those pearly whites from the start!

Basics for Babies and Beyond A baby’s teeth typically start appearing around six months, and once they do, they’re already at risk for decay. “When a tooth erupts, there’s always a chance for decay to develop, so it’s important in infants to keep [teeth] clean,” says Tina Moheb, DMD, of Advanced Smiles Dental Care in Verona. Dentists suggest using a soft, clean cloth with water to wipe your baby’s gums and emerging teeth after feeding. Dr. Moheb also discourages bottle propping or sleeping with bottles, both of which can promote decay (referred to as Baby Bottle Tooth Decay). In these cases, liquids pool around the teeth, thereby giving plaque bacteria an opportunity to produce acids that attack enamel. Often the parent is not aware of this process because it occurs on the inside of the upper front teeth where it is not easily visible. Pacifiers that are dipped in sugary substances like honey or juice can contribute to decay as well. Always check for any spots or stains on your baby’s gums and emerging teeth, and if you detect any, arrange to see a dentist. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends having in place a “dental home”—where you’ve met with the dentist and registered your child as a patient—by the age of one. Dr. Moheb also advises prescription fluoride drops (or chewable for older children) in consultation with your pediatrician, as fluoride strengthens tooth enamel and makes it more resistant to decay. When your child’s teeth come in, however, brush them gently twice (continued on page 74)

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a day with a child-size toothbrush and a pea-size amount of ADA-approved nonfluoride toothpaste, since very young children are apt to swallow the paste. Once your child can spit it out, switch to an ADA-approved fluoride paste. You’ll want to help with or supervise your child’s teeth brushing until ages seven or eight, and introduce flossing when she has teeth that touch.

you to your own dental visit beforehand, so he becomes familiar with the office atmosphere. Additionally, advise the dentist’s staff that it’s your child’s first visit. The overall goal, of course, is to make kids feel comfortable about going to the dentist, whom they should see every six months for checkups.

Visiting the Dentist

You can promote good oral hygiene in your children simply by being a good role model for them and by keeping brushing and flossing entertaining and exciting. “Get down to your child’s level and take turns brushing one another’s teeth,”

Paving the way for fear-free dental visits is key to your child’s good dental health. The ADA suggests scheduling the first visit by age one. Normally, at this

Other Teeth Tips

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Handling Dental Emergencies • TOOTHACHE Gently floss to remove debris around the tooth and rinse with warm water.

• CRACKED TOOTH Rinse with warm water and then apply a cold compress to the face to reduce swelling.

initial meeting the dentist examines the mouth for growth and development as well as cavities and signs of other problems, and also cleans the teeth.

Avoid touching the root and keep the tooth moist, either in some milk or, if your child won’t swallow it, by placing it between the gum and cheek in his/ her mouth.

As the parent, “you always want to keep [the experience] positive from beginning to end and let your child know what to expect,” says Dr. Moheb. You also want to ease your own anxiety, as it can be picked up by your child. So find a dentist you trust and know has a proven track record in managing infants and toddlers.

For any dental emergency, see your dentist right away.

To help minimize worry, read a book with your child about visiting the dentist and perhaps even bring him along with


offers Dr. Moheb. “Give each tooth a name to make it fun.” Also, opt for lots of fruits and veggies in your child’s daily diet, while discouraging foods and beverages that are high in sugar. Dr. Christopher Jones, DDS, of West Caldwell states, “Tooth decay can be prevented with good oral care. It is much simpler to prevent tooth decay than to repair a decayed tooth. Eating a healthy diet is important for you and your child.” And, Dr. Jones adds, “Preventive dentistry means less extensive and less expensive treatment.”



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Resource Directory For more pages with links to websites, videos and special offers, go to Art Classes

Art Classes

Art Classes


The Art Garage,an art school and gallery, is the home of StudioKids Art, an afterschool enrichment program that comes to your school, community center or other location with our award-winning curriculum. They offer great art classes are for teens and kids along with workshops, music concerts, birthday parties, the Super Secret Comic Book Club, and other events. Check out their summer art camp for kids and teens.

The Yard School of Art offers programs for children, and teens throughout the year. Classes are offered in four semesters including an eight-week summer program. Learn a new skill or refresh your existing knowledge in our professional studios from experienced teaching artists. Explore your creative self right in your own backyard. The Yard School of Art was voted #1 in the Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Place to Take a Kid’s Arts Class.

Mud & Soul’s mission is to bring the experience of working with clay to the community. Whether you want to get your hands dirty for the first time, are searching for a class to hone skills and spend time with friends, or an experienced potter seeking studio time and shelf space, their doors are open to you. They have classes for adults, teens, and children of all ages, including a Big Hands, Little Hands class for some creative bonding time.

Montclair Art Museum

Mud & Soul Clay Studio

The Art Garage Home of StudioKids Art

Language School

Language School

3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair 973-746-5555 •

Hair Salon

At Pigtails & Crewcuts, kids come first. Their child-centric salon brings to life a colorful wonderland, filled with toys, trains, books, movies, video games and their signature automobile and airplane chairs. Since 2004, families have relied on Pigtails & Crewcuts salons to provide great haircuts and outstanding service.

Pigtails & Crewcuts

49 Claremont, Montclair 973-746-KIDS (5437)

6 Audrey Place, Unit #2, Fairfield 973-521-7165 •

211 Glenridge Ave, Montclair 973-744-6484 •

Students from 1st to 4th grade with no prior knowledge in Mandarin Chinese or Spanish can join our New Integration Program as a way to transition into our mainstream program. Small-group or individual attention allows them to acquire Mandarin or Spanish while learning content in that language. Goals include learning to speak, read and write in the target language, being able to follow a Mandarin Chinese or Spanish curriculum, and learning all about the target language culture.

The Language Institute is a full service language school. Services include private, semi-private, small group instruction for adults, Saturday and weekday programs for children age 4 and up, as well as expert tutoring with certified teachers for middle school, high school and college students. In addition to the traditionally requested foreign languages, they also offer American Sign Language and translation services.

Bilingual Buds

The Language Institute

587 Springfield Avenue, Summit 908-598-8088 •

175 Fairfield Ave., Suite 2C, W. Caldwell 973-228-1843 •

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Kiddie Academy of West Caldwell is a leading provider of education-based child care programs, summer camp and more! In addition to serving children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old from 6:30am-6:30pm, Kiddie Academy of West Caldwell offers hot meals, drinks and snacks served family style throughout the day, webcams included for parent viewing, and a large fully-equipped indoor and outdoor playground.

Kiddie Academy of West Caldwell 810 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell 973-227-4382

Language School

Since 1973 the internationally-recognized LWFC has offered stimulating language lessons for babies, toddlers and elementary grades. Original music, vocabulary-building songs, language immersion, festive visual aids, action games and native-fluent language teachers are why the LWFC is the country’s leader in children’s language educational play.

Language Workshop for Children Montclair • Madison Ridgewood • Jersey City 800-731-0830



This 45 minute show caters to kids ages 3 to 15 and is custom tailored to the average age. It features live animals and lots of audience participation. One highlight is a Blue and Gold Macaw (parrot) named Thurston who posses nearly a 200 word vocabulary. His appearance is reserved to the end of the show where he never fails to leave the kids squealing with delight.

Great Scott It’s Magic

973-857-4004 •

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Christopher Jones is specially trained in pediatric dentistry and has a fellowship in treating special needs children. He is a member of the American Dental Association, NJ Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. His office environment is entertainment themed. Bronze medal winner for the 2013 Best of Essex Readers’ Choice Awards; New Jersey Family’s Favorite Kids’ Docs™ 2010, 2012, 2013.

Dr. Christopher Jones Specialty #5396 1129 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell 973-575-8330

Private School


This year, why not give your child a funfilled birthday party they’ll never forget! Jumpnasium handles it all so you can relax and enjoy your own party. Their facility is bright, clean and safe, and their staff is trained and enthusiastic. Jumpnasium features large moon bounce inflatables, giant slides, inflatable climbers, bouncers, obstacle courses, interactive games, toddler activities and more. Come see why we were voted #1.


204 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield 973-808-1700 •

Pediatric Dentist

Sparkles Dentistry for Children finds ways to make your children as comfortable as possible in a relaxed, fun environment. They offer digital x-rays, laser diagnostics, and other innovative methods in dental care for kids. Dr. Mathias has received extensive training in hospital dentistry, anesthesia, sedation, child growth and development, orthodontics, and treatment of children with special needs. She is a strong believer in prevention and makes every effort to educate parents and children.

Sparkles Dentistry for Children Natasha Mathias, DMD

76 Bellevue Ave, Montclair 973-744-3127 •

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Named the #1 place to host children’s birthday parties by Parents magazine. Your group will have the whole place to yourselves with games, music and fun activities created especially for your birthday kid. The Little Gym of Montclair team will handle everything from setup to cleanup.

The Little Gym of Montclair 1 Greenwood Ave, Suite 3, Montclair 973-744-1002

Pediatric Physical Therapy

Their expertly trained, highly experienced staff strive to provide the highest quality Pediatric Therapy services available. A team approach in working with children with a wide range of developmental, motor and language skills allows us to combine the knowledge and creativity of Occupational, Physical and Speech Language therapists to meet each child’s specific therapy needs.

Caldwell Pediatric Therapy Center 1129 Bloomfield Ave, Suite 101, West Caldwell 973-575-3321

Private School

Established in 1860, the Academy of Saint Elizabeth is the oldest high school for girls in the state of New Jersey, a designation that affirms the highest levels of tradition, excellence, and vitality. The Academy is an independent college preparatory school rooted in the traditions of excellence fostered by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth.

Aquinas Academy provides a quality education in a family atmosphere, serving students from preschool through grade eight. Dedicated to the development of academic excellence and Christ-centered values, faculty members focus on the whole child, instructing the mind and nurturing the faith in each student.

The mission of The Craig School is to provide to students with a strategy-based, comprehensive and challenging school experience that acknowledges their learning disabilities, builds on their aptitudes, and strengthens their self-awareness and self-esteem. They help parents assess their child’s true potential and understand the nature of learning disabilities, and provide families with an internal support network within the Craig community.

Academy of Saint Elizabeth

Aquinas Academy

The Craig School

2 Convent Station, Morristown 973-290-5200 •


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388 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-992-1587 •

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10 Tower Hill Road, Mountain Lakes 973-334-1295 •


What is a Mobile Video Game Theater? The walls are lined with four huge widescreen TV’s. Theater-style seating with built-in vibration motors and sound synched to the game provide even more excitement, so 16 players can play in the same game at once, or play four separate games. We have plenty of games to choose from and your own personal “Game Coach” to help anyone who needs it.

Rolling Video Games

973-832-4377 •

Pediatric Physical Therapy

At JAG Pediatric Therapy, our mission is to provide the highest quality pediatric physical and occupational therapy services individualized for your child’s needs. We are dedicated to providing a fun, stimulating environment to enhance each child’s development, assisting children in reaching their highest potential. This is accomplished by utilizing a team-based, family-oriented approach and combining our efforts with the latest therapeutic interventions.

JAG Pediatric Therapy

622 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange 973-669-0072 •

Private School

Far Brook School is an independent, coeducational day school for 235 students. Our unique interdisciplinary approach to learning provides children a classical liberal arts education at the elementary and middle school level. Overall student-faculty ratio is 6 to 1. A Far Brook education stimulates curiosity and initiative, focusing on developing the whole child while learning through the arts. It is our desire to touch the lives of children so they may live life wisely and with great joy.

Far Brook School

52 Great Hills Road, Short Hills 973-379-3442 •

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Founded in 1894, Kent Place School is New Jersey’s only independent, nonsectarian college preparatory day school for girls, with a co-educational preschool program. Small classes, individualized college counseling, state of the art technology, leadership development, interscholastic athletics and diverse options in the fine arts define a Kent Place education.

Lacordaire Academy is an independent college preparatory school rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition serving a diverse student body; coed Pre-K-8 and young women in grades 9-12. A challenging curriculum combines academics, athletics, appreciation of the arts and community service to empower students to develop their own gifts and talents. They accomplish their mission by working in a collaborative manner engaging the entire Lacordaire community. Next Open House: Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 7-8:30pm.

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Lacordaire Academy

42 Norwood Avenue, Summit 908-273-0900 •

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Montclair Kimberley Academy does not just educate, they empower, delivering an innovative education that combines excellence in teaching, creativity in curriculum, and a highly personal, technology-enriched environment. As a result, their students have the capacity to think critically, the confidence to stretch, and the preparation required to meet real world challenges.

Montclair Kimberley Academy 201 Valley Rd, Montclair 973-746-9800 •

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155 Lorraine Ave, Upper Montclair 973-744-1156 •

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The Montessori Children’s Academy is committed to inspiring and motivating young children to learn by providing the finest Montessori educational experience. Using traditional Montessori methods, they provide a developmentally challenging, yet appropriate learning environment that engages children’s natural curiosity and helps them to develop a lifelong love of learning. Programs offered include 2.5 years, 3-6 years, Kindergarten, and Elementary.

The Montessori Children’s Academy

200 Hartshorn Drive, Short Hills • 973-258-1400 286 Main Street, Chatham • 973-665-0071 6 Kahn Road, Convent Station • 973-410-9669

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Marvelwood’s mission is to provide the path that leads to personal growth and academic success for young people willing to get involved in their own education and committed to the challenge of preparing for college. The school is an optimistic place that provides a structured, supportive and challenging environment, celebrates diversity, and awakens untapped potential.

The Marvelwood School

476 Skiff Mountain Road, P.O. Box 3001, Kent, CT 06757 860-927-0047 Website:

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Mount Saint Dominic Academy, established by the Sisters of Saint Dominic, Caldwell, is a college preparatory school, educating young women from a variety of ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds. Students can realize their individual talents in an atmosphere that fosters academic excellence, respect for diversity, appreciation for the gifts of creation, moral integrity and a heritage rich in Christ-centered values.

Mount Saint Dominic Academy 3 Ryerson Avenue, Caldwell 973-226-0660 •

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65 Chestnut St, Montclair 973-783-4955 •

The mission of Mount Saint Mary Academy is to challenge each student to develop her fullest potential in a Christian atmosphere of love and caring. As a Catholic, private, secondary school owned and operated by Sisters of Mercy, Mount Saint Mary Academy is committed to academic excellence with special concern for women.

Mount Saint Mary Academy 1645 Route 22 at Terrill Road, Watchung, NJ 07069 908-757-0108 ext. 4506

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Newark Academy will contribute to the world engaged individuals instilled with a passion for learning, a standard of excellence, and a generosity of spirit. Young people want to feel challenged and supported as they explore their world—unafraid to push into new territory intellectually, emotionally and physically. Newark Academy is a place that encourages and celebrates every student in this wonderful journey.

Our Lady of the Lake is committed to providing quality education in an atmosphere of God-centered values. Each day the gospel message of love, peace, and joy is brought by a dedicated faculty whose teaching goes well beyond classroom instruction. The curriculum and activities are faith-rooted and support the growth and development of children from Pre-K through Grade 8.

Newark Academy

Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child

Our Lady of the Lake

44 Blackburn Road, Summit 908-522-8100 •

Montclair Cooperative School

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Judeo-Christian in heritage, Roman Catholic in teaching and worship, Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child is an independent school for boys and girls in kindergarten through grade 6 and young women in grades 7 through 12. In a learning climate based on trust and reverence for the dignity and uniqueness of each person, Oak Knoll provides an intellectually challenging and creative program of study that fosters excellence in every aspect of school life and prepares our graduates to meet “the wants of the age.”

91 South Orange Ave, Livingston 973-992-7000 •

The Montclair Cooperative School is a private progressive day school, Nursery through Eighth Grade with a focus on strong academics, experiential learning, a meaningful social curriculum and individualized teaching. The Co-op highly values parent involvement and prides itself on a strong, diverse community. The school celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and has many community events planned to honor its rich history.

26 Lakeside Ave, Verona 973-239-1160 •

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Enrollment at Saint Catherine of Siena School is an investment in your children’s futures that will pay dividends long after they graduate. The solid combination of strong academics, Christian values, discipline, and responsibility will stay with your children for years. The strong sense of family inspired by Saint Catherine’s community will endure for a lifetime. Take a tour!

Saint Catherine of Siena School 39 East Bradford Ave, Cedar Grove 973-239-6968


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A highly-regarded pre-K-grade 8 Catholic grammar school, Trinity Academy’s primary mission is to provide students with a challenging academic environment in the Catholic tradition. It offers small class sizes, a full-day Kindergarten program, and a nurturing environment that allows every child to thrive. Students achieve honors, scholarships and acceptances to prestigious high schools, and consistently score above the national average on the annual standardized Terra Nova tests.

The Winston School educates students who, though intellectually capable, have had difficulties in school typically due to language-based learning disabilities. The goal of Winston is to enable students to meet, with confidence, the academic and social challenges of life. Winston fosters the potential and optimism in each child by cultivating intellectual, social, and emotional growth in a positive and stimulating environment

Trinity Academy

30 East Lane, Short Hills, NJ • 973-379-4114 e-mail:

235 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-226-3386 •


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Essex Youth Theater is a specialized program that uses custom-written scripts to guarantee equal roles for a specific number of students. Class size is kept small, with each child receiving lots of individual attention and every semester culminates in a full-scale musical production. Each class also incorporates acting exercises, theater games and improvs that help students express their creativity and develop dramatic skills. The atmosphere is supportive and nurturing, with an emphasis on self-esteem and fun learning.

Essex Youth Theater

973-746-3303 •

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Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts (SMAPA) offers a wide variety of dance and theatre arts classes for children, teens and adults, including creative movement, ballet, hip hop, modern dance and tap. Their Prime Time Summer Arts Camp offers full and half day fun and dance instruction for preschoolers through age 14.

Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts (SMAPA) 14 South Park St, Montclair 973-655-9819 •






Estelle Finkel Center for Learning offers a full range of educational services, including tutoring, SAT coaching, college counseling, educational evaluation and diagnostic, psychological and aptitude testing. They are proud to be counted among the most highly regarded and expertly staffed educational service firms in the state. When it comes to educational services, they are truly experts!

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Musical Theatre Conservatory provides professional, personalized training in Singing, Dancing, T.V./Acting, Comedy, Stage Combat and Auditioning. Showcase your talent in a final show in NYC. Meet and study with agents and Broadway personalities. Spring Classes begin March 16 (due to snow). Summer Camp runs from June 30-July 18 at Temple Emanu-El in Livingston. Mention code MTC2014 and save $50.

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Come experience Essex County and participate in the many recreational opportunities available for people of all ages. You can learn about nature and animals through exciting hands-on activities while visiting Essex County Turtle Back Zoo or our Environmental Center, and youngsters will have a fun-filled adventure when they go to one of our affordable camps at either facility. For a great physical challenge, hit the ice at Codey Arena in our ice skating camps. Every day brings something new in Essex!  JOSEPH N. DIVINCENZO, JR.

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560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange • 973-731-3828

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

Learn to Skate SPRING SESSION: Call arena for information. Sign-ups begin in midMarch for spring classes. Classes are held on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

560 Northfield Avenue West Orange • 973-731-5800

Essex County Codey Arena

Learn to Skate SUMMER SESSION: Call arena for information. Sign-ups begin in mid-May for summer classes. Classes are held on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. SUMMER Figure Skating Camp: Call arena for information. June 30th to August 1st (5 weeks). Classes are Monday to Friday. Daily or Weekly, Full and Half Day sessions are available.

Essex County Environmental Center 621B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland • 973-228-8776 We have exciting camps that will keep young children active and captivate their minds. At our Environmental Center, the classrooms extend outside of the building—onto our trails, woods, and river—so we can provide exciting, hands-on activities for children to learn about nature and the environment. Nature Explorers Spring Camp: For children in 2nd to 5th grades; Tuesday, April 15th to Thursday, April 17th; 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Campers are introduced to nature concepts using stories, hikes, crafts, exploration, and hands-on discovery. $120 per child for all three days OR $50 per child/per day. Nature Explorers Summer Camp: For children in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten; 1-4 p.m.; Monday, July 7th to Friday, July 11th, Bugs ‘n Butterflies Week; Monday, July 14th to Friday, July 18th, Budding Birders Week; $150 per week. For 1st and 2nd graders; 1-5 p.m.; Monday, July 22nd to Friday, July 25th, Reptiles & Amphibians Week; Monday, July 28th to August 1st, Nature Adventures; $170 per week. For 3rd and 4th graders; 1-5 p.m.; Monday, August 4th to Friday, August 8th, Junior Naturalists; Monday, August 11th to Friday, August 15th, Lenape Living; $190 per week. Wilderness Skills Summer Camp: For 5th to 9th graders; 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.; Monday, June 23rd to Thursday, June 26th, Wilderness Skills, A Traditional Approach; Monday, June 30th to Thursday, July 3rd, Wilderness Skills, A Modern Approach; $175 per child per week.

Join us at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo for some wild summer fun! We offer week-long summer camps for children entering kindergarten through 8th grade. Campers will be introduced to the extraordinary world of animals, nature and science during our week-long camps in July and August. Children will enjoy ageappropriate themed activities that include games, teacher-led lessons, behind-thescenes visits, up-close animal encounters, hands-on science, and fun crafts. Please visit and look under the education tab for more information, dates, and pricing. Register on our website by clicking on the summer camp date for which you wish to register. Registration for Zoo members begins Monday, February 24th; open registration begins Monday, March 10th. Looking to keep your 14 to 17 year old busy this summer? Visit our Docent/Volunteer page for our VolunTEEN program. Teens can apply to volunteer with our zoo summer camps to earn volunteer hours and gain education and animal knowledge all while having fun at the zoo!

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Putting Essex County First The Essex County Park System was created in 1895 and is the first county park system established in the United States. The Park System consists of more than 6,000 acres and has 22 parks, five reservations, an environmental center, a zoo, Treetop Adventure Course, ice skating rink, roller skating rink, three public golf courses, golf driving range, two miniature golf courses, three off-leash dog facilities, a castle and the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens. Advertisement supported with a grant from the Essex County Parks Foundation, a private 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the Essex County Parks System. Not printed at taxpayers’ expense.

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