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By Warren Westura

What One Thing Would You Do If Fear Was Not a Factor?


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I would like to be able to jump out of airplanes.

Zipline! I keep running across it and I don’t have the nerve to do it.

—Bruce Gospin, Livingston

—Cynthia Comito, Essex Fells





Rock climbing. Did you see those guys climb El Capitan? I would do that, if I wasn’t afraid.

I would like to travel. I’d like to go to England. —Joan Harris, Livingston







—Todd Federman, West Orange




Skydiving. I am afraid of heights, so flying and jumping from a plane.

I don’t know, maybe travel somewhere… Visit India.

—Naa Vortey, West Orange

—Masako Connelly, Livingston

I would like to pilot a plane.

Travel more. I have a fear of leaving my children.

—Fred Honald, Chatham Township

—Jodi Bader, Livingston


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Exciting News and Happenings in the Area

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INSIDE ESSEX Recent Renovations at The Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Implantology


r. Philip M. Echo of The Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Implantology has all the right tools and modern facilities to serve each patient’s individual needs. Because of the potential for anxiety, the facility is a relaxing environment to put patients at ease.

The center has recently renovated all of its rooms to ensure patient comfort and satisfaction. It has also added a new state-of-the-art CS9300—a powerful 3D imaging system that provides precise, crystal-clear digital images and minimizes patient exposure to radiation. The machine can help Dr. Echo diagnose and prevent issues with highly accurate technology as well as share 3D images quickly with each patient’s referring doctor. Other offered procedures include wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, repairing facial injuries, and many others. For more information, visit or call 973-667-5844. The Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Implantology is located at 187 Washington Avenue, Suite 1B, Nutley.

Indulge Your Skin at The Wax Den in Bloomfield


r. Janine “Jae” Allen, owner of the Wax Den in Bloomfield, has been a licensed cosmetologist for more than 20 years. Combine this with a degree in educational administration and supervision and she definitely puts her professional efforts into building a solid business and team. Awarded the Best of Essex 2014 specialty spa service, this location sets itself apart from the competition with reviews that boast “least painful wax ever!” Specializing in brows and Brazilians, for both men and women, with a phenomenal intimate area skincare line, the Wax Den is sure to make a difference in your life. Dr. Jae, a former NJ public school educator, shares, “I was born to teach and empower others. In doing so, our team excels.” Every wax artist employed here is trained using her special techniques. Every private suite at The Wax Den, has a starfish on the wall. Each starfish is different, just like each client. The inspiration behind the starfish story theme—to never allow someone to tell you that you can’t make a difference. You can do it, one person at a time. The Wax Den is located at 17 James St., Suite 4, Bloomfield. For more information and 24/7 online appointment booking, visit or call 973-337-6518. (First time female guests can receive a $25 Brazilian wax.)

A Unique Spa Experience in Montclair


elax, shop and renew at Montclair’s newest luxury day spa—SPAtique. The attentive staff is dedicated to customizing each experience to the client’s personal needs. Each service starts with a relaxing foot soak, customized with each client’s choice of aromatherapy bath salts from SPAtique’s Signature Bath Salt Bar. All products are natural and organic and nail polishes are certified gluten free and vegan. Wax treatments are offered in six different formulas to meet the needs of all skin types. SPAtique offers many different types of massage therapies including therapeutic massages for pregnancy comfort and sports injuries. The 4,800-square-foot wellness spa and boutique has been the buzz around Montclair with its one-stop appeal for innovative skin products, gifts and signature spa services. The flexible floor plan and warm décor make SPAtique the perfect space for an event. Owner, Kimberley Clearwater, states, “The commitment to personalized treatment is not just a philosophy, but a highly cultivated practice by our staff.” Whether you need an afternoon to restore, a perfect gift, or a space for your next event, SPAtique is your perfect relaxing location. SPAtique is located at 427 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. For more information, visit or call 973-744-1001.


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The practice specializes in the treatment of sinusitis, thyroid disease and hearing loss and will continue to provide excellent care for new as well as existing patients at its new second location. For more information, visit Ear Nose and Throat Solutions of New Jersey at 187 Washington Avenue, Suite 2I, in Nutley or 290 Ferry Street, Suite A-4, (lower level) in Newark. Visit or to make an appointment please call 973-235-0090.



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Sunday, February 1 La Cinémathèque Film Club

Ceramics Exhibit

Cinémathèque Film Club screenings feature classic films by renowned foreign filmmakers in the Loft at SOPAC. The events are led 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. 973-313-2787.

Showcasing Steve Jaskowak, ceramics. Runs thru April 26. JCC Metrowest, Steiner Court, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-929-3167.

Holocaust Council of Metrowest Exhibit From Memory to History Exhibit. Runs thru April 26. Gaelen Gallery West, 901 Route 10 East, Whippany. 973-929-3167. Events and dates subject to change. Vicinity Media Group is not responsible for changes.


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Shapes In The Sky The storytelling series featuring fun myths and legends from around the world and throughout history. The whole family will enjoy the engaging tales told. Ages 4 & Up. Reservations recommended. Longo Planetarium at CCM, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-328 - 5076. indicates family/child friendly event.

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The exhibition is the annual fundraising event which supports the mission of the gallery. Artist Dannielle Mick’s artwork has been juried into the exhibition. Dannielle creates works of art in all mediums. She has earned the status of signature membership in the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and the Pastel Societies of America and New Jersey. 2-5pm. Montclair State University, George Segal Gallery, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair. 973-655-3382.

Art work by Arts Unbound students. Arts Unbound is a studio and gallery specializing in the visual arts for youth and adults with disabilities. Runs thru Feb 22. Arts/Theater Lobby, Showcases and Roland Exhibition Corridor , Gaelen Gallery East, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-929-3167.

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“Home for Good Dog Rescue” Fundraiser The home, located in Berkeley Heights, has saved more than 3,000 dogs from high-kill shelters. They are kicking off a campaign to build the “Almost Home” wellness center in Aiken, South Carolina. This facility will provide life saving medical care for dogs that are rescued, but are initially too ill to travel to New Jersey to be adopted. This month’s fun events include an online photo contest with prizes, Dine and Donate at popular local restaurants and a Valentine’s Day weekend dog wash. See event details and find out how to Adopt, Foster, Volunteer or Donate on our Facebook page or website. 908-263-7358.

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Artists from across the United States are developing new and expansive uses of paper as an artistic medium. This exhibition features a range of these experimental approaches and highlights the Newark Museum’s ongoing commitment to collecting the work of living artists. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

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Women’s Workshops February programs are: Top Ten Divorce Mistakes and How to Avoid Them; New Year, New Face. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Sister Act Performance

“State of the Art 2015” includes the work in a variety of styles and media from 86 Studio Montclair Inc. members. The mission of the organization is to promote culture and education in the visual arts. 7am-7pm Mon - Fri, thru April 17. Studio Montclair’s galleries, Academy Square, 33 Plymouth St., Montclair. 973 744 1818.


The hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent. Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. 1pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.


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Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda This new planetarium program is a fun-filled retelling of the tale of the beautiful but unfortunate Princess Andromeda, daughter of the vain and arrogant Queen Cassiopeia. Andromeda is to be sacrificed to a terrible sea monster. Can the Greek hero Perseus and his mighty flying horse Pegasus rescue her in time? After the show, explore the brilliant star patterns named for these mythological characters. Ages 5-9. Sat & Sun 1 & 3pm. Newark Museum, Planetarium, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

Masquerade: Masks from the Morris Museum Collection

February 1-March 1 at the Morris Museum

MEGA MODEL TRAINS EXHIBIT Masks can be amusing, arresting and awe-inspiring. Featuring more than 40 dynamic works from Asia, Africa and the Americas, this exhibition examines how a variety of cultures have used masks to serve many purposes from entertainment to deception to protection. Morris Museum, 16 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

“Faces and Traces” Exhibit Photography by Heidi Sussman and Bill Cofone, Gaelen Juried Show award winners. Runs through Feb 22. JCC Metrowest, Gaelen Gallery East, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973929-3167.

Masquerade: Presidential Collection Exhibit

Mega Model Trains Exhibit

Macculloch Hall’s Presidential Collection includes silver, porcelain, letters, images, documents, and a Thanksgiving proclamation. Silver which belonged to Dolley and James Madison, along with White House porcelain from the Presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Harrison, Franklin Pierce, Rutherford B. Hayes, and Abraham Lincoln are represented in this collection. Ongoing. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-538-2404.

Train enthusiasts will marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display. Popular features include a Thomas and Friends Model Train and the Polar Express Model Train. Runs thru Mar 1. Morris Museum, 16 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.


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Space Extreme Planetarium Show The universe is packed with extreme objects and events. In this series, explore, the biggest, hottest, and most amazing things we can find. We’ll visit black holes, supernovae, colliding galaxies, and others – all of which push the edge of our understanding and imagination. 8 & up. Longo Planetarium at CCM, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-328 - 5076.

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Mammals Exhibit The Mammal Gallery exhibits some of the best examples of skeletons and taxidermy the permanent natural science collection has to offer. Ongoing. Morris Museum, 16 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

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Career Services Program An ongoing program that assists 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. Call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Skullduggery! A Magical Pirate Adventure llusionist John Bundy and Morgan conjure up a treasure chest of incredible illusions. A thrilling theatrical Pirate adventure the whole family will enjoy. Skullduggery will shiver your timbers with a full evening of entertainment. The magic happens right before your Ayes. 2pm. Centenary Stage, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.





The Civil War through the Eyes of Thomas Nast Before radio, TV, or the internet, there was political cartoonist Thomas Nast. Nast illustrated battles, Union and Confederate troop movements, and their activities throughout the Civil War. He also captured the poignancy of those back home, who worried about their family members in combat. Runs thru August 2015. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-538-2404.


Discover the Sciences Exhibit

All of the science offerings are designed so that visitors can become engaged in the pursuit of interesting, exciting and informative STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) experiences. Ongoing. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550. (continued on page 14)

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Parents and caregivers sing nursery rhymes together with their little ones. Songs, language activities, and board books will be introduced during each session. Make baby’s first library experience a special one. Children of all abilities welcome. Newborns-23 mos. Mondays 10:30 & 11:30am Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500.

Songs & Nursery Rhymes for Toddlers & Children Monday & Tuesdays 10am. Verona Public Library, 17 Gould St., Verona. 973-857-4848.

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Preschool Page Turners Storytime for children ages 3 1/2 - 5. Open to West Orange Public Library Card Holders only. 3:30-4pm. Also Feb 9, 3:30-4pm. Feb 3 & 10, 11:30am-Noon. Registration Required. West Orange Public Library, 46 Mount Pleasant Ave., West Orange. 973-736-0198.

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Wee Time is an hour-long drop-in program for children from birth to 24 months of age with their caregivers. No registration required. 9:30-10:30am. Also Feb 8 & 22. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

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Begin the week with mindful Vinyasa Yoga in the living room of the Van Vleck House overlooking the courtyard garden. Flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. All levels welcome. Bring your mat. 9:30 – 10:45am. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

Presented by the The Members of Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project. Enjoy making a lovely Lotus flower lantern using colorful paper and wire frames. Registration required. The Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

This class, led by Miriam Moran Shankman, is celebrating its 8th year at the Adult School of Montclair. Mondays 11:15am-12:15pm. First Lutheran Church, 153 Park St., Montclair. 973-857-9536.

Tales for Tots Stories, songs & more for 2year olds and a caregiver. Registration required. Open to Florham Park residents only. 10:30-11am. Florham Park Library, 107 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park. 973-377-2694.



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The Community Service Department of the Women’s Club invites you to a very special luncheon celebrating the season of giving with a series of presentations by volunteers and community leaders who are making a difference. Lunch at noon, presentation follows at 1pm. RSVP or by calling. The Women’s Club of Glen Ridge, 219 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge. 973-7485459.

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Tai Chi at Van Vleck Join Miriam Moran Shankman for Tai Chi in the beautiful gardens of Van Vleck. Tai Chi is a centuriesold internal Chinese martial art practiced in a meditative, slow, gentle and graceful sequence of movements that has been shown to enhance health, relaxation and self-cultivation. Session runs Tues through Feb 24. 9:30-10:30am. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

Babies in the Library Parents and caregivers sing nursery rhymes together with their little ones. Songs, language activities, and board books will be introduced during each session. Children of all abilities welcome. Space limited. 3rd floor. Newborns-23 mos. Tuesdays, Feb 10, 17, 24 & Mar 3. 10:30 & 11:30am. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

Yakety Yak Book Discussion Group Children in grades 2-3 are to read “Andrew Lost: In Uncle Al” by J. C. Greenburg and then come to the meeting to enjoy discussion and activities related to the book. A snack will be provided. 4:30 5:30pm. Livingston Public Library,10 Robert Harp Drive Livingston. 973-992-4600.

PreSchool Storytime A weekly 45 minute storytime designed to help your 3-5 yr old get ready to read. Tues. 9:30 –10:15am & 1:30-2:15pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Music with Ms. Karen Music, dancing and games for ages 1-5years. Registration required. Open to Florham Park Residents only. 10-10:45am. Florham Park Library, 107 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park. 973-377-2694.

En Passant: Weekly Chess Workshop Chess enthusiast Daniel Cruz teaches kids the basics of a great chess game. Learn the rules, hone your game and enjoy this centuries-old game of tactics and strategy. Kids will learn the concepts of checkmate, effective game openings, the En passant trap, varying attacks, chess notation, and defensive strategies. Registration required. 3rd floor. Ages 8-13. Tuesdays, February 10 & 17, 4:30 -5:30pm. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

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CollegeLink founder David Twersky will present an informative lecture as he provides advice for high school students and adults on a number of college-related topics such as ACT vs SAT& Early Action vs Early Decision, etc. Free. Registration required. 7pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441. www.westcaldwell, (continued on page 16)

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Terrific Toddlers Storytime for children ages 2-3 1/2. Registration Required. Open to West Orange Public Library Card Holders only. 10:30-11am. Also Feb 12 11:30am-Noon. West Orange Public Library, 46 Mount Pleasant Ave., West Orange. 973-736-0198.



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Join chef Nick Malgieri and participate in baking with chocolate. A hands on series of 2 classes (the second session is on 2/10). Class 1: cakes and tarts chocolate eminence: light chocolate cake layers filled with a milk chocolate mousse and finished with hazelnuts and cocoa viennese truffle cake: chocolate sponge layers and a rich, creamy chocolate filling, from demel, vienna’s finest pastry shop chocolate rum coffee cake chocolate pecan tart/chocolate orange hazelnut tart. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Author and Poetry Readings at Rutgers University Newark This spring RU-N’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program is bringing nationally renowned authors and poets to campus for a series of free public readings and discussions. Readings are from literature, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, by some of the most prominent writers in America. Also Feb 17. 5:30-7pm. Paul Robeson Campus Center, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark, or the Coffee Cave, 45 Halsey St., Newark. 973-353-5263. www.newark.rutgersedu

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Stories, songs & A craft for 3-5year olds and a caregiver. Registration required. Open to Florham Park Residents only. Florham Park Library, 107 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park. 973-377-2694.

Wednesday, February 4 A Special Performance of Abstract Sax/A Suite in III Parts An Evening of Musical Interpretations of Grammy nominated lyricist reg e gaines’ Abstract Sax. Performance and free workshop celebrating Black History Month. Featuring: reg e gaines words/sounds, Calvin Gaines bass/guitars, Mark Wilson piano/synthesizer. 7:30pm. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-395-5551.

A Heartfelt Valentine Marge Hulstrunk, professional floral designer will help you, in a hands-on workshop, to decorate a lovely heart-shaped grapevine wreath using a beautiful assortment of dried flowers, suitable for any room at any time of year. All materials will be furnished. Please bring clippers appropriate for cutting fine material. Snow date February 10.1-3pm. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7601.

Toddler Time Two-year-olds and the adults in their lives explore language and numbers through stories and songs. Picture books, flannel board stories, and nursery rhymes are used to introduce the wonder of books. Children of all abilities welcome. Space limited. 3rd floor. Wednesdays, February 11, 18, 25 & March 4 at 10:30 & 11:30am. Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500.

Black Violin Performs

Pre-School/Kindergarten Story Time: Wednesdays at 10am. Verona Public Library, 17 Gould St., Verona. 973-857-4848.

Story Time/Crafts for All Ages: Wednesdays at 3:30pm. Verona Public Library, 17 Gould St., Verona. 973-857-4848. Classically-trained virtuoso violinist/violists Kev Marcus and Wil B—the dynamic duo known as Black Violin—are boundary-defying performers who merge classical, hip-hop, jazz, blues, and R&B into an electrifying style all their own. 8pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

“Race, Justice, and Liberation: A community-wide Bible Study Series” This is the first of six Wednesday night studies which will be led by various clergy from the Montclair Clergy Association. All are invited. 7:30pm. Union Baptist,12 Midland Ave., Montclair. 973-744-7424 x204.

The Australian Bee Gees Show

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Meetings/programs are held on the first Wednesday of the month at the Library. Florham Park Library, 107 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park. 973-377-2694.

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Celebrating over fifty years, their performances are the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions. In those fifty plus years, the a cappella vocal group has created a musical and spiritual message that has touched a worldwide audience. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Chamber Chatter

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo Performs

Montclair Public Library hosts The Every Wednesday Matinee, a classic film series presented in its auditorium. Wednesdays at 2pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-7440500.

West Orange Chamber of Commerce presents 2015 Annual Breakfast Meeting where connections mean business. Guest speaker Mayor Robert Parisi. 8am. Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0360.

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Jive into night fever with the Australian Bee Gees and experience the music sensation that spans four decades. The Australian Bee Gees Show brings to life the music of the Gibb brothers with uncanny accuracy. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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The Montclair Art Museum invites you to enjoy a night out at the Museum. Including live music, tours, and interactive entertainment. A full-service bar with special First Thursday Night prices sponsored by Pig & Prince, one of Montclair’s most celebrated eateries, is open all evening, and food trucks serve a variety of delicious fare. 5–9pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair 973-746-5555.

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Meditation Night for Women

Does it always feel like you never have enough time? Join Inspirational Life Coach and Psychotherapist, Sue Waldman and experience how she uses guided visualization, reiki and Himalayan singing bowls to help you move deeply into a peaceful and relaxed state of mind. Meditation will help you relieve anxiety, obsessive thinking and improve your well being. 8-9pm. Registration is a required. Sue Waldman’s satelite office, Calvary Lutheran Church, 23 S. Prospect St., Verona. 973-857-4357. www.Sue

Black Violin Performs Black Violin, a classically trained violin duo that introduces a blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B and even bluegrass music they meld highbrow and pop culture into one show. 7:30pm. William Paterson University, Shea Center of Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-720-2000.

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Hearts of Hope

Toastmasters Club Open House

Presented by WINGS (Women Inspiring, Nurturing, Giving Strength) and Support Cancer Support Group For Women. Join in for a fun, creative evening in painting ceramic hearts and writing special notes of good wishes that will be distributed to cancer patients at various hospitals. All materials will be provided. 7-9pm. Registration required. The Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona. 973-400-9529.

Do you want to improve your communication abilities? Are you fearful when asked to make a toast or speech? Or perhaps you want to improve your leadership skills. Learn all about this extremely cost-effective, friendly and fun way to connect with others in the community looking for the same skills as you. 12:30-1:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. CIT Headquarters, 1 CIT Drive, Livingston. 973-422-3694


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In The Mood: A 1940’s Musical Revue

69th Annual Glen Ridge Antiques Show & Sale Reputable dealers from 5 states, guided historic church tours, homemade desserts, lunches & dinner. Feb. 6, 10am-9pm and Feb. 7, 10am-4pm. For information & dinner reservations call or visit website. Glen Ridge Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Ave, Glen Ridge. 973-743-5596,

Chess Club This club is for children ages 6-13 and is free. John Hagerty, Chess Master and president of the West Orange Chess Club, will continue to teach players the ins and outs of chess and exciting moves from chess masters of long ago. Your children will learn to speak like a chess master, understand strategy and challenge varied opponents under John’s expert supervision. Also Feb 20, & 27 at 3:30pm. The Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

Laugh All Night Comedy Series Come out and enjoy a night of laughter at bergenPAC’s very own comedy series featuring established city comics who have played to club and theater audiences throughout the country - and you never know who may drop by to be part of the show. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Travel back to the 1940s and relive the music that moved the nation’s spirit. This Swing Era celebration features the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, The Andrews Sisters and more, performed by a big band orchestra complete with singers and dancers. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

ANNE FILKIN Lamps & Shades Large selection Custom orders Recoveries & linings Distinctive lamps 328 Bloomfield Ave Caldwell 973-228-9038 Tues-Sat 10:30-5

Closer Look Tour Join an informal 20-minute gallery talks that provide an in-depth examination of one to two works of art on view in the galleries. Tours are led by MAM educators and docents. Free noon–5pm. Coincides with the MAM’s Free First Fridays. 2pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair 973-746-5555.

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Small and Intimate Valentine Dinner Join chef Arlene Ward for this cooking demonstration. Menu includes pear and gorgonzola flatbread, veal scallops with lemon cream sauce, crispy bacon wrapped asparagus, whipped butternut potatoes, red, white and green winter salad with white balsamic dressing, chocolate pot de crème. 10am-2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

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Didn’t get a Wax Den Gift Card for Christmas? Don’t worry… Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Send the right message with our help. Voted Best of Essex. Amazing unisex, full-body waxing. Specializing in Brazilians, Manzilians and Brows. Free small Vajazzle with any gift card purchase of $75 or more.

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For Your Best Friend From February 12-16, all coats and sweaters are 25% off only at Montclair Feed & Pet Supply — 6-time winner of the Best of Essex Reader’s Choice Award!

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PRIVATE SCHOOL LISTINGS Aquinas Academy 388 S Livingston Avenue, Livingston 973-992-1587 • Contact: Sister Lena Picillo, OP, Principal or Mrs. Gloria Castucci Aquinas Academy provides a quality education in a family atmosphere, serving students from preschool-grade eight. Dedicated to the development of academic excellence and Christ-centered vaules, faculty members focus on the whole child, instructing the mind and nurturing the faith in each student.

Barnstable Academy Wright Way, Oakland NJ, 07436 201-651-0200 • Contact: Luanne McGann, Director of Admissions & Outreach Email: Age groups: 5th-12th grade Barnstable Academy is committed to providing a personalized, safe learning environment that gives students the tools and confidence to achieve their highest possible academic and personal achievement.

Far Brook School 52 Great Hills Road, Short Hills NJ 07078 973-379-3442 • Contact: Jennifer Barba, Director of Communications Email: Age groups: Pre-K through Grade 8

Aquinas Academy PreK-3 to Grade 8 “Take a Tour Tuesdays” 9-10am February 3rd, 10th, and 24th

At Far Brook School, science, mathematics, literature, music, art, poetry, and drama are a natural part of each student’s daily experience. Our interdisciplinary approach to learning inspires creative thinking and offers a liberal arts education for students in Nursery through Grade Eight. Far Brook’s expanding campus has an intimate, small village atmosphere set on nine wooded acres. A new Science and Environmental Center and Music and Arts building will open Fall 2015. These new facilities open onto the wetlands habitat, creating an extended learning environment in which children explore the natural world. Our program recognizes that children are instinctive scientists, writers, and artists for whom experimentation is another form of creative expression.

Fusion Academy Morristown 182 South Street, Suite 4, Morristown, NJ 07960 973-267-0474 • Contact: Deb Russ, Director of Admissions & Outreach Fusion Academy Englewood Opening Summer 2015 866-306-8926 • Contact: Stephanie Torossian, Director of Admissions & Outreach Email: Age groups: 6th-12th grade At Fusion Academy they believe that positive relationships and one-to-one classrooms unlock each student’s potential and passion for learning. They create a sup-

portive community of learning where students can find success and connect meaningfully to others. At Fusion, they prepare students to meet the world head on and with confidence and competence.

Golda Och Academy Wilf Lower School Campus, 122 Gregory Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052 973-602-3700 • Age groups: Pre-K-12th grad The preeminent preparatory school in New Jersey for Pre-k through 12 grade Jewish education. Golda Och Academy unlocks the potential of their students by cultivating their critical thinking sills and nurturing their intellectual curiosity through the study of the humanities, sciences, Judaics and creative arts.

Horizon Preschool & Elementary School 51 Old Road, Livingston, NJ 07039 (973) 763-9900, ext. 1160 • Contact: Carole Ammann Age groups: Ages 3-13 Horizon High School 71-77 Okner Parkway, Livingston, NJ 07039 973-763-9900, ext. 1160 • Contact: Carole Ammann Age groups:14-21

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235 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell

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Horizon Schools serve students with multiple disabilities through a rigorous therapy program and state-of-the-art educational technology supplemented with critical program supports to create an enrichment experience that is simply unparalleled.

Kent Place School 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ 07902-0308 908-273-0900 • Contact: Julia Wall, Director of Admission and Financial Aid Email: Age groups: Preschool (coed); Kindergarten - Grade 12 (all girls)


Founded in 1894, Kent Place School is New Jersey’s only independent, nonsectarian, college preparatory day school for girls, with a co-educational junior pre-kindergarten and pre-kindergarten. 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.

Kiddie Academy of West Caldwell 810 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell, NJ 07006 973-227-4382 • Www.Kiddieacademy.Com/Westcaldwell Contact: Stacy Lafontant Email: Age Groups: Infant Through Kindergarten, Aftercare Through 5th Grade They provide care that focuses on days filled with learning and fun, the key ingredients of our Life Essentials® educational philosophy. The smiles you’ll see on the children’s faces will delight you. You want your child to thrive in an environment that’s as clean, safe and nurturing as your home. Kiddie Academy is more than daycare. Theye set the standards for safety, education and trust.

Lacordaire Academy 155 Lorraine Avenue, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 973-744-1156 ext. 12 • Contact: Joan Hearst, Director of Admissions Email: Lacordaire Academy is an independent college preparatory school rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition serving a diverse student body; coed Pre-K through 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.

Language Institute (The) 175 Fairfield Ave., Suite 2C, W. Caldwell, NJ 07006 973-228-1843 • Contact: Phyllis Ignozza • Email: Age groups: Children age 4 and up, middle school, high school, college students and adults Offering quality language instruction for all ages with personalized instruction, effective methodology and highly qualified, experienced native-speaking teachers. For parents who wish to introduce children to a new language at the optimal age, students seeking enrichment or remedial tutoring or the adult with personal, business or travel goals. (continued on page 24)

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Lightbridge Academy 1104 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell 973-882-1111 • Age groups: 6 weeks-Kindergarten Director: Gina Mariani-Chimento

Upper School • Lower/Middle School All Girls 9 - 12 • Pre-K–8 Coed

Through every milestone and “a-ha” moment, your child will thrive in an environment of nurturing care at Lightbridge Academy. Every child, parent and teacher within their circle of care is valued and supported through life’s journey. Their proprietary Seedlings Education Program encourages a love of learning, prepares children academically and stimulates their develolpment.

Montclair Cooperative School 65 Chestnut Street, Montclair 973-783-4955 • Contact - Jackie Yarmo, Director of Admissions Age Groups: Nursery - Grade 8

National Honors Society Inductees 2014 Small classes promoting academic excellence. Dedicated to a values-based education fostering respectful citizens.


The Montclair Cooperative School is a private progressive day school, Nursery though Eighth Grade with a focus on strong academics, experimental learning, a meaningful social curriculum and individualized teaching. The Co-op highly values parent involvement and prides itself on a strong, diverse community.

Lower Middle School • Pre K-Grade 8

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Contact: Alyson Waldman, Director of Admissions & Financial Aid MKA is situated on three age-appropriate campuses: Primary (pre-K-3), Middle (grades 4–8), and Upper (grades 9-12). All three campuses have small class sizes, dedicated faculty, a commitment to diversity, and are linked by programs in ethics, writing, and the study of core works—significant pieces of art and literature. Facilities include state-of-the-art science labs, four gymnasiums, all-weather athletic fields, a swimming pool, a black box theatre, and an arts wing.

Newark Academy 91 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-7000 • Contact: Willard Taylor, Director of Admission Email: Age groups: Grades 6-12 Newark Academy will contribute to the world engaged individuals instilled with a passion for learning, a standard of excellence and a generosity of spirit.

Our Lady of the Lake 26 Lakeside Ave., Verona 973-239-1160 • Contact: Sister Mary Agnes Sullivan, OP, Principal Age Groups: Pre K through Grade 8 At our Lady of the Lake School, a National Blue Ribbon School, a supportive educational team of students, faculty,

Our Lady of Mercy Academy parents, and community aims to provide a creative and challenging learning environment. Emphasis is placed on the developing students’ individual abilities, promoting social awareness, and preparing students to become responsible, contributing members of society. Our Lady of the Lake draws students of all faiths and backgrounds from surrounding Essex County communities. Graduates enjoy successful high school and college experiences at high performing schools. OLL—Connecting on a Higher Level.

Our Lady of Mercy Academy 90 Whippany Road, Whippany, NJ 07981 973-887-2611 • Contact: Elizabeth Ventola Email: Age groups: Pre/S-Grade 5 To challenge each student to achieve academic excellence in a nurturing, Catholic, faith-based environment.

Saint Catherine of Siena School 39 East Bradford Ave., Cedar Grove 973-239-6969 • 973-239-6968 Age Group - 3 and 4 year old Pre-K, Kindergarten - Grade 8 Enrollment at Saint Catherine of Siena School is an investment in your child’s future 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.

Trinity Academy 235 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-226-3386 • Contact: Mary Cassels, Principal Email: Age groups: Pre-K through Grade 8

We Set the Standards for Excellence

Trinity Academy educates its students in a Christ-centered learning community where Catholic, Christian values are fostered in a positive nurturing environment. The faculty focuses on the spiritual, intellectual, social and emotional development of the whole child. Trinity Academy celebrates diversity, and promotes academic excellence, tolerance, acceptance and respect for others.


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Estelle Finkel Educational Associates 125 West Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-994-4665 • Contact: Amanda Patrick, Educational Director Email: Age groups: pre-k through adult education

• STEM Program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) • Accelerated Classes • Technology Enhanced Learning • Before & After Care Programs

We build meaningful, enduring relationships. We start every relationship at Estelle Finkel with a personal consult to understand each student’s unique talents, challenges, and personality. Together, we agree on the most effective path for your child’s academic growth, devising a personalized curriculum and identifying the ideal instructor based on experience, skill-set, and personality match. We stick by students for the long haul, and are committed to successful, meaningful relationships with each and every person we tutor.

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Same Family… New Name! Lightbridge Academy creates genuine, caring relationships with every family member, ensuring the educational success and well-being of each child.

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The Healing Power of Qi Restorative Classes This class includes a full hour Qigong meditation and cultivation of Qigong principles. Fridays 10am12pm. Montclair Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-857-9536.

Tiny Elephant Adult Cookie Class

Saturday, February 7 Liberty Hall Museum Event Liberty Hall’s Frozen Ball is recommended for children ages 3–10, and invites participants to dress up as their favorite character from the movie. Refreshments and hot chocolate are available. 2-4pm. Reservation required. Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University, 1003 Morris Ave., Union. 908-527-0400.

Play/Discussion about Edward R. Murrow

Valentines Day cookie decorating class. Everyone will learn different techniques for creating beautifully decorated cookies and they will leave with one dozen of their own creations. 7-9pm. Tiny Elephant, 54 Fairfield St., Upper Montclair. 973-774-7252.

Musical Theatre Auditions Musical Theatre Conservatory will be holding Auditions for their 2015 Summer Camp and Showcase. Final show will be in N.Y. at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Also Feb. 13, Feb 20 & Feb 26. Please contact Randy for appointment. Convenient Livingston & West Orange Locations. 973-868-6259.


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The Theater Project will present “Murrow”, a one-man show about the life of famed broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow. The play, written by Joseph Vitale, traces Murrow’s life from his early days in radio, through his broadcasts from London during the Blitz, to the McCarthy broadcast of 1954 and ends with his departure from CBS News in the late 1950s. Following each performance will be an audience discussion moderated by professor John Soltes, and professor Ray Kalas. Each panel will also feature a New Jersey journalist. 8pm. Also Sunday, Feb 8 at 2pm. The Burgdorff Center, 10 Durand Rd., Maplewood. 908-809-8865.

Gallery Artist Talk: Mansa K. Mussa Mansa K. Mussa documents and explores the trove of human and cultural treasures he encounters through the medium of photography, using his images to illustrate his collage and shadow box work. Noon. 12:30pm—Discussion in the SOPAC Loft. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Savion Glover’s STePz

Firefall Presentation Throughout Earth’s violent history, impacts from comets and asteroids have mercilessly shaped its surface. The ancient barrage continues today; from harmless meteors to mountain sized boulders that can threaten Earth. This ceaseless firefall is our only tangible connection to the universe beyond and is an ever-present reminder of our own humble beginnings in the hostile environment of space. Ages 10 & up. Sat & Sun 2 & 4pm, Wed, Thur & Fri, 2pm. Newark Museum, Planetarium, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

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In this production, Glover and his ensemble of dancers take tap dance to new heights and levels, while fusing traditional music selections of the past with his uniquely personal tap style and energy of the future. 4pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

Diane Lilli, Editor in Chief of and Under the Apron magazine, will offer a free resume writing class for women who need assistance in creating an up-to-date professional resume. In this workshop, participants will learn how to create targeted resumes with specific goals. Free.10am-12:30pm. To confirm attendance send an email including name to The Community Services Building, 11 Pine St., Montclair. (continued on page 31)

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Join us for an OPEN HOUSE! Thursday, Feb. 5, 9:30am We immerse our students in an environment of hands-on problem solving, strong academics, creative thinking and a thirst to learn more about the world.

Come witness the difference. MONTCLAIR COOPERATIVE SCHOOL 65 Chestnut Street, Montclair NJ 973-783-4955

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND MUSICAL “Alice in Wonderland” Musical Filled with madcap characters and pure nonsense, this intriguing tale about a curious and proactive young girl has enchanted readers for many generations. Cleverly adapted from Lewis Carroll’s classic books, this musical boasts spectacular scenic elements, playfully designed puppets and whimsical orchestrations. 11am & 1:30pm. Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706. www.morrismuseum. org/childrens-theater

Ebony Hillbillies Perform

As one of the last black string bands in the U.S., the Ebony Hillbillies keep an important legacy alive with a rootsy, homegrown style that was a key element in the genesis of All American MusicJazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Rock and Roll and Country. 8pm. Centenary Stage, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

Wallaby Tales Live Animal Program Caldwell Library celebrates national “Take your Child to the Library Day” with a fun, up close visit with exotic wild animals presented by Eyes of the Wild from 10:30-11:30am. All ages are welcome registration is required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

The National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico Works by Enrique Granados, Joaquín Rodrigo, Manuel Ponce, and Manuel de Falla, the orchestra will be joined by Alfonso Moreno—one of the greatest interpreters known to the world of classical guitar—and piano soloist Irina Chistiakova. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

NJSO: The Land of Make Believe Just as authors use words, composers use music to tell stories about grand adventures, falling in love, epic battles and so much more, helping create magical worlds in our imaginations. What stories do you hear in Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, Bernstein’s West Side Story and music from Harry Potter? Gemma New, conductor. 2pm. NJPAC,1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Parent and Child Valentines Chocolates Students will use candy molds to make a variety of lollipops and chocolates. Personalize your creations with colored white chocolate and candies. Limited to 12 participants. Ages 7+. Noon–2pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

George Lopez Performs George Lopez is an American comedian, actor, and talk show host. His stand-up comedy examines race and ethnic relations, including Mexican Americans. 8pm. Wellmont Theatre, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500. (continued on page 32)


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6th Annual Concert for Haiti 2015’s Concert for Haiti is a fundraiser for Edeyo Foundation, Lamp for Haiti and the Haitian Education and Leadership Program. (HELP) Featuring Steve Forbert, Bohio Music, Zing Experience, Big Mamou, The Cliff Notes, Passing Notes, and Melissa Walker and the Jazz House Kids. 7:30-10:30pm. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, 67 Church St., Montclair.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet Founded by former Alvin Ailey members Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden, Complexions performs Innervisions, an upbeat, modern dance tribute to the music of Stevie Wonder, as well as new works in production. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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From the iconic, puddle-jumping “Singin’ in the Rain” scene to the crisp rendition of “Good Morning” and the tender moments of “You Were Meant for Me,” Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds sang and danced their way right to the top of the American Film Institute’s list of greatest movie musicals. Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Year of the Sheep: Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Lions dance with a child, dragons fly out of the ocean and the exotic music of the nomadic, sheep-herding tribes of China come together in a show of beauty and excitement. The festivities extend into the lobby, where an arts and crafts display showcases more of the culture and creativity of the Chinese-American community. 2pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Sunday, February 8 Honest Look at Honest Abe Photojournalsit Jim DelGiudice will lecture on the images of Abe Lincoln, his times and the evolution of press photography. 2pm. Florham Park Library, 107 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park. 973-377-2694.


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Blues in the Loft: Bill Sims Jr.

Bill Sims Jr. began playing piano at the age of four. At fourteen, Bill turned professional by joining his first blues band. He attended Ohio State University where he majored in music. There, he learned his lessons well sitting in the piano chair of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Freddie King, the Ojays, Jerry Butler and many other greats. 7pm. SOPAC Loft, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Casey Carle’s Bubblemania 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. Ages 3 and up. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Spring 2015 Jazz Room Series Kick Off Jazz piano legend Barry Harris returns to the Jazz Room stage, joined by the veteran tenor saxophonist Larry McKenna in a concert of bebop and standards. Harris’s legacy comes as much from his decades of teaching as from his historic performing career, and his return to the Jazz Room stage represents a much-anticipated reconnection to William Paterson’s talented jazz students. 4pm. William Paterson University, Shea Center of Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-720-2000.

The World of Birds Around Us in New Jersey A program designed for the whole family featuring backyard birds and birds you can see right here in the garden state. Discussed are all the great benefits of birding like getting you outdoors, making lifelong friends and traveling to wonderful locations as well as the challenges of the avocation, identifying all those birds. Ages 10 & Up. Registration required. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

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COMPLEXIONS CONTEMPORARY BALLET Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s Come as You Are offers an overview of art made in the United States between 1989 and 2001— from the fall of the Berlin Wall to 9/11—and is organized around three principal themes: identity politics, the digital revolution, and globalization. Runs thru May 17, 2015. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Imago Theatre’s FROGZ Penguins in musical chairs, a cat trapped in a giant paper bag, huge frogs doing calisthenics, larger-than-life alligators taunting the audience—FROGZ features illusion, puppetry, and acrobatics that are goofy and packed with giggles for both adults and children. 3pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Mosaics: Beautiful Pictures from Tiny Pieces Learn the exciting art of mosaics. In this one-day workshop, design, cut, glue, and grout vitreous glass tiles to create an original 6x8” work ready for hanging or framing. Bring in your own simple design or pick one of the designs provided in class. All materials are included in tuition. 10am-4pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Introduction to Wheel Throwing This one-day workshop is a basic introduction to the fundamentals of the potter’s wheel. Students learn basic pottery techniques that will help them to create unique and personal pieces out of stoneware. Students will select glazes and return to pick up the fired pots three weeks from the workshop date. 12–3pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Cards by Cupid In this fun and creative workshop, artists will design a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day card. Decorative papers, glitter, special effects markers, 3D objects, buttons, ribbons, and more will adorn these keepsakes. Students can also write a love note to place inside, making their card ready to deliver. Ages 5+. 10am–Noon. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Knitting Circle The Library Knitting Circle meets on the second Thursday of each month from 10am–Noon. Livingston Public Library,10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. 973-992-4600.

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Essex Water Color Club Show The Essex Water Color Club, New Jersey’s oldest watercolor club, will hold its annual show through February. An opening reception, sponsored by Friends of The Library, will be held Sunday, February 8 from 2-4pm. The public is welcome to attend this event. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

Monday, February 9 Montclair Film Festival: Seymour: An Introduction Screening After meeting at a dinner party, Ethan Hawke and Bernstein, a promising concert pianist, embarked upon friendship that inspired Hawke to create this film. Hailed as one of the most beautiful, moving documentaries in recent years, Seymour: An Introduction is a transcendent story of an artist who discovers that his true gift lies in inspiring and teaching others. 7:30pm. The Bellevue Theater, 260 Bellevue Ave., Montclair. 646-861-0843.

25th Anniversary in Business Ahrre’s Coffee Roastery celebrates 25 years in business on Feb. 10. To mark this anniversary, the public is invited to enjoy free coffee by the cup all day, every day, for one full week at both Westfield and Summit locations. The company will also raffle off one pound of the acclaimed Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee, at each location. Ahrre’s Coffee Roastery, 104 Elm St., Westfield and 426 Springfield Ave., Summit, inside the MONDO building.

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Tuesday, February 10 “I Love/ Hate Valentine’s Day” Whether you’re a lonely heart or a romance-aholic, you’ll have an awesome time at a Valentine’s Day event. Sweet treats and games will be available. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Free. 5:30-7pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441. www.westcaldwell,

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The Rainbow Fish, the most beautiful creature in the ocean, is asked to sacrifice the one thing that makes her unique in order to share her gifts with those around her. Curriculum: Literature, Language/Communications Skills, Relationships, Character Development, Family Relationships. Ages 4-10. 10am. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Valentines Injectable Party Featuring Dr. DiBernardo and Dr. Del Vecchio. Enjoy beverages, hors d’oeuvres and special discounts while touring New Jersey’s Premier Laser Spa, Glo The Aesthetic Experience. 4:306:30pm. Glo Spa at New Jersey Plastic Surgery, 29 Park St., Montclair.

Wednesday, February 11 North Essex Chamber Membership Receptions Join the Garden Club of Montclair for a presentation titled “The Biggest Room”. Lisa Mierop of Mierop Design will explore issues and solutions in residential landscape design. View floral design and horticulture competition entries following the presentation.1-3pm. $5 Admission for non-members. Contact for imore information. United Way Building Auditorium, 60 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

Horticulture For Seniors Join the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County for this horticulture class especially designed for senior citizens. This month’s topic is Garden Messages. Registration is required one week prior to program. Free.1-3pm. Essex County Environmental Center, Garibaldi Hall, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-731-0717. www.


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Enjoy a fun, interactive reception with current and prospective chamber members. New members will be recognized. Take place in the evening and are geared toward those looking to build business relationships in a more relaxed, after hours setting. Network with both new and existing members, meet the NECC Board of Directors and learn how the chamber can help promote business. Reservations requested. Montville Executive Suites, 330 Changebridge Rd., Pine Brook. 973-226.-500.

Creative Aging Initiative: Art in the Afternoon MAM invites area seniors to the Museum for an artistic social outing each second Wednesday of the month. Each session will feature tours and engaging conversations in the galleries and thematically related art activities in Leir Hall. Refreshments will be served. See website for monthly themes. 2–3:30pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

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HEZEKIAH WALKER AND FRIENDS Hearts and Other Shapes Parents with young children will enjoy MAM Park Bench, a program that introduces children to the Museum and serves as an artistic social outing. Get acquainted with other parents and young children, work on fun art projects, and take a guided tour of the Museum. The program is geared towards preschool age children. Storytelling provided in the galleries courtesy of the Montclair Public Library. 9:30–11:30am. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Montclair Film Festival: Basquiat Screening The painter Julian Schnabel made his filmmaking debut with Basquiat, his portrait of his friend and fellow downtown New York City artist, Jean Michel Basquiat. The film follows Basquiat’s life and career, from naive outsider to the toast of Manhattan’s art scene, while firmly marking Schnabel as a singular filmmaking talent. 7:30pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 646-861-0843.

Strike up the Band: Free Music and Dance Voices of Our Ancestors: Dances of Africa and the African Diaspora: a live performance by the Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble. Free; followed by a reception in the theater lobby. Presented by the Department of African American and African Studies. 7:30-8:30pm. Rutgers University, Bradley Hall Theatre, 392 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark. 973-353-5263.

Believe in Newark: Mayor Baraka’s Be part of these important, thought-provoking discussions when the mayor and moderator Marcia Wilson Brown, Associate Dean for Program Development in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers-Newark, join a panel of city administrators and other leaders. 6PM. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Pizza and a Movie Series Caldwell Public Library presents a popular new film with free pizza and a beverage. From 1-3pm. Registration required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

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Hezekiah Walker and Friends Just in time for Valentine’s Day, these glorious voices will unite on stage to deliver messages of reverence, hope and jubilation. Bishop Walker, together with his guest singers, make for an unforgettable performance of soul-stirring gospel. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Center, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Thursday Evening Salon Series Nancy Deihl, Director of M.A. Program in Costume Studies, New York University, will lecture on 1970s fashion–a fascinating mélange of influences including counterculture, high fashion, disco and the start of “dress for success.” 7-9pm. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121. (continued on page 36)

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“The Legacy of the Annin Flag Company” Dale Coots, Marketing Manager for the Annin Flagmakers, will present a lecture about the history of the largest and oldest flag manufacturing company in America. Founded in 1820 by Alexander Annin in NYC, six generations of the Annin family have owned and operated the company. Over the years, Annin has been commissioned to make flags for some of the greatest moments in American and world history. Free. Registration required. 7pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Road, West Caldwell. 973-226-5441. www.westcaldwell,

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Spyro Gyra Performs

Sleepy Storytime Drop in for this fun and cozy bedtime-themed storytime. Pajamas are encouraged. Ages 2-5 years. 7pm. Livingston Public Library,10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. 973-992-4600.

J Edgar Klezmer: Songs From My Grandmothers FBI Files Spyro Gyra works musical magic creating their own instrumental hybrid, incorporating elements of R&B, Latin, Brazilian and more into an infectious sound that takes you on a creative journey like no other. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

“The Most Deserving” Comedy

Openly risqué and unafraid to offend, Griffin has endeared herself to fans around the world for her willingness to say out loud the frank, catty things that many are thinking, while also championing those marginalized by the dominant culture. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201227-1030.

The Ellis County Arts Council is giving away the largest artist grant in its history. Now if only they could agree on who is the most deserving. This uproarious comedy by Catherine Trieschmann recently played Off-Broadway at The Women’s Project. Runs thru March 1. Call for dates and times. Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave., Summit. 908-514-9654.

A musical documentary theater adventure by grandchild and bandleader Eve Sicular. From klezmer to Kodaly to jazz, baroque to boogiewoogie to gospel, to derelict theories of homosexuality, exploring surveillance files leads in even more directions than the Department of Justice could have foreseen. 7:30pm, Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. Centenary Stage, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.



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NJPAC and the Prudential Center team up for the first time to present an ultra-romantic Valentine’s Day concert at The Rock, featuring top R&B artists Jaheim, Tank, K-Ci & JoJo, Jagged Edge, and Avant! 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Center, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Toddler Time Art Program: Winter Crafts Drop in with your toddler to make winter crafts at your own pace. This is a wonderful parent/caregiver & child bonding opportunity. All abilities welcome. Ages 2-5 years. 10:15-11:15am. Livingston Public Library,10 Robert Harp Drive Livingston. 973-992-4600.

The Porchistas Perform Born on a porch in MontclairLyrically driven folk, hippy, punk & throwback. Special Guests: Thomas Wesley Stern. 9pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-744-9785.

Christian Mcbride Trio

Bassist extraordinaire, composer, arranger, curator and administrator, Christian McBride has been one of the most important figures in the jazz world for 20 years. Special guest Melissa Walker. 7:30. Outpost in the Burbs, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church St., Montclair.

Teen Open Mic Night Perform a song, read a poem, or show off your talents at our open mic. We will provide the speakers and microphones, you bring your instruments. All performers are given a 15 minute slot including set up time. (Our sound system supports electronic devices) 6:30 for a 7pm starting time for ages 13 and up. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

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With a remarkable body of work noted for its emotional acuity, rich and resonant imagery, and unsparing honesty, Rosanne Cash establishes a unique intimacy with her audiences. On “The River & The Thread,” she evokes bittersweet stories of the South, in a kaleidoscopic examination of its geographic, emotional and historic landscape. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

As You Like It Performance It’s Shakespeare’s classic comedy of romance wherein the fair maid Rosalind disguises herself as a boy and escapes to the Forest of Arden to woo the bold Orlando. Only this time Shakespeare is set in the rip-snortin’, rootin’ tootin’ Wild West! So grab your gal, pardner, and mosey on down. Runs thru Feb 28. Call for dates and times. Nutley Little Theatre, 47 Erie Place, Nutley. 973-667-0374.



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Montclair Womens Club Program Jerold Freier, a Road Scholar Ambassador, will discuss the Road Scholar program and other senior oriented travel opportunities. All welcomed, refreshments and parking, 1:30. Montclair Womens Club, 82 Union Ave., Montclair. 973-783-6226.

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Jamaican reggae royalty! Grammy Award winner Shaggy headlines with singers Maxi Priest and Sanchez in a one-of-a-kind celebration of dancehall, reggae, ska and R&B. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Saturday, February 14 Young The Giant with Wildling Perform Young The Giant is an American rock band who originally formed in 2004 in Irving, California. The band has achieved success across America, Canada and parts of Europe and continue to tour supporting their latest release. 8pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

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Anna’s Grade 2-3 Book Club Read the nonfiction book Who Was Frida Kahlo? by Sarah Fabiny from the popular Who Was-? series, and then attend this Book Club for fun discussion and activities. Snack provided. 6:307:30pm. Livingston Public Library,10 Robert Harp Drive Livingston. 973-992-4600.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day! Come celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Wax Den. Pre-book your wax, pre-order your red Vajazzle heart and receive a complimentary glass of cheer. Book online. Call for more information. Wax Den, 17 James St., Bloomfield. 973-337-6518.

LOVE in the LOFT with Wincey Terry An evening of music and awardwinning cuisine with international singer-songwriter Wincey Terry Bryant. 5:30 & 7:30pm. SOPAC Loft, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

“Lust, Greed and Murder” Murder-Mystery Dinner Audience members will become guest snitches and suspects in a side-splitting comedy mystery which will keep everyone guessing until the very end. This promises to be a Valentine’s Day to remember. 7pm. Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural, 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield. 973-429-0960. www.oakside.or

Darlene Love Performs

Darlene Love continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and sensational performances. In 2011, Darlene Love received her industry’s highest award when Bette Midler inducted her into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Hearts Delight Cooking Class Join chef Bonnie Laspina and participate in cooking fun deserts. Menu includes red velvet brownie pops, red velvet milkshakes, red velvet parfaits, heart cookies. Ages 3-5. 10-11:30am. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009

Fergus Garrett – Great Dixter: Past, Present & Future Join in this wonderful opportunity to hear famed horticulturist Fergus Garrett speak. Mr. Garrett is the head gardener at Great Dixter House and Gardens in Northiam, England which was the family home of gardener and garden writer Christopher Lloyd – it was the focus of his energy and enthusiasm that fuelled over 40 years of books and articles. 3:30pm. Register by February 1. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Center, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7601.

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Spend a hilarious Valentine’s Day with “Nephew Tommy” Miles and his crew mate Kier “Junior” Spates from The Steve Harvey Morning Show, featuring special guest comedians Tony Roberts and Prescott Gilliam. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

From the city of Veronezh, State Ballet Theatre of Russia has brought such productions as Cinderella to NJPAC in the past. This time, the company of 55 presents an all-time favorite, the tale of a swan queen cursed by an evil wizard, set to a glorious Tchaikovsky score. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Whether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker leading his own group, co-leading The Stryker/ Slagle Band, or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and many others, you will understand why The Village Voice has called him “one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years.” 7pm. SOPAC Loft, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. (continued on page 40)

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Book discussion on “The New Jim Crow” by Marie Alexander, speaks to our broken prison system and how it targets poor black men for systematic incarceration. Rev Barbara Callaghan and Grace Stephenson will lead the conversation. Following the 10am worship service. Also Thursday, Feb 26, 7:30pm. Union Congregational Church Montclair, Tower Building, 176 Cooper Ave, Montclair. 973-744-7424 x204.

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Performed in Chinese with English sub-titles, two live operas will be staged by the Wuhan (Hubei Province) Opera Troupe. Traditional Chinese opera, now 400 years old, combines arias, drama, dancing, comedy & Acrobatics. Taming of the Shrew February 17. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

“Abraham Lincoln Remembered” During the program families will trace the route of Lincoln’s famous whistle-stop train trip that brought him to Washington, D.C. in 1861 to take the presidential oath of office. Families will find out about significant events that took place during the trip, including the roles that famous 19th century American detective Allan Pinkerton and the first American female private eye Kate Warne, had in protecting the president-elect. 10-11:30 -am, 1-2:30pm and-3:30-5pm. Ages 7-12 years. Registration required. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-382404.


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The Victorian Society of Northern NJ presents Rich Rockwell, a Bloomfield Historical Society Trustee, who will give an informative illustrated lecture on the history of the Morris Canal in Bloomfield. Refreshments Served. 8pm. Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St., Montclair. 973-744-5916.

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In this awe-inspiring event, Jungle Jack will introduce you to some of the world’s spectacular animals. Jack will also share humorous stories and amazing exclusive footage from his worldwide adventures. From the jungles of Rwanda to savannas of Australia, Jack has explored the corners of the globe as one of the most visible and respected animal ambassadors. 10:30am, 1 & 3:30pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

The Gratitude Gathering Enjoy a sacred evening with like minded people and acknowledge your blessings. There is much to be thankful each and every day in life - the ability to see, to hear, to taste, to touch, to speak, to think, to feel, to laugh and to love. Advance Registration is a required. Sue Waldman’s satelite office, Calvary Lutheran Church, 23 S. Prospect St.,Verona. 973-857-4357.

President’s Day for Kids Visit the Crane House and Historic YWCA, through hands-on activities and crafts, discover how our past presidents and their wives and children lived. Ages 2-6. Reserve a place by Feb 11. 10am2pm. Crane House and Historic YWCA, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

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Tuesday, February 17 Foreigner on Tour With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales. Foreigner continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into the game. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Liberty Hall Museum Event A Downton Abbey luncheon includes stylish buffet fit for the Crawley family themselves, dessert and a selection of red or white wine, and an intimate, guided tour of the museum. The luncheon, conceived to emulate the tastes and atmosphere has transitioned from evoking the Edwardian era to the Roaring Twenties. Noon-3pm. Additional dates: Feb. 21 & Mar. 21. Reservations required. Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University, 1003 Morris Ave., Union. 908-5270400.

Wednesday, February 18 Monthly Meeting of the Verona Park Conservancy 7:30pm. The VPC is a public, nonprofit organization of volunteers working with Essex County to improve and maintain Verona Park. All are welcome. Activity room of the Boathouse, Verona Park, Bloomfield and Lakeside Aves., Verona.

Free Lecture on Stem Cells & PRP Suffering from arthritis or a tendon injury? Come join a free educational lecture about how Stem Cells and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapies can help you heal. We specialize in non-surgical solutions for sports, spine and orthopedic injuries. Presented by New Jersey Regenerative Institute. 7pm. Fourth floor. Advanced Medical Center at Cedar Knolls, 197 Ridgedale Ave., Cedar Knolls. 973-998-8309.

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STEM Explorations Caldwell Public Library leads an interactive, hands on workshop to explore fun with circuits. 4-5pm. Ages 5+. Registration required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Teen Game Night Hangout and play a board game, bring your DS or come play against other West Orange teens on the big screen wii. 7-8:30pm. No registration required. Grades 6-12. West Orange Public Library, 46 Mount Pleasant Ave., West Orange. 973-736-0198.

Bella Musica Concert Enjoy a live mandolin, guitar and flute concert of romantic Italian favorites by this popular local quartet. 6:30pm. Registration required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837. (continued on page 42)

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Friday, February 20 Tango Buenos Aires

As one of the first independent American films written, directed, and produced by an African American woman, Leslie Harris’ holds an important place in film history. It also is a statement of empowerment, defying cultural and social stereotypes to present a wonderfully comic, moving time capsule of early 1990s era New York City. 7pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Tango Buenos Aires has become one of Argentina’s great cultural exports, known throughout the Americas, Europe and the Far East as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the Tango. Sponsored by Wilmington Trust, An M&T Company. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela: 20 Years of Freedom

Thursday, February 19 Life Lessons for Women Do you feel like something is missing in your life but can’t seem to identify it? The group is held small to ensure an intimate, safe feel. Sharing in confidence is an integral aspect. 8-9:30pm.Advance Registration is required. Sue Waldman’s satelite office, Calvary Lutheran Church, 23 S. Prospect St., Verona. 973-857-4357.

Tech Club Children ages 8-12 are invited to learn coding, create graphic designs and much more! Registration and basic computer skills are required. 7-7:45pm. West Orange Public Library, 46 Mount Pleasant Ave., West Orange. 973-736-0198.

Tango Buenos Aires is known as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the Tango. In this performance, called “Song of Eva Peron,” music and dance tell the story of the most important woman in Argentine history. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Two of South Africa’s true freedom fighters and renowned music icons come together to honor and celebrate twenty years since the end of Apartheid in their nation. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

NJ Speakers Series: David Gergen

After a nearly 16 year hiatus, the trailblazing indie rock quartet, Thee Volatiles, which came of age in the late 1980s underground East Village DIY club scene, has been rocking again with disarming energy and intensity. Time TBA. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-744-9785.

Available as a subscription package only, the Thursday evening series, held October through April, presents the world up close in memorable events guaranteed to enlighten and inform. Each lecture includes a spirited question-and-answer period. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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The Nubian Heritage Quilters Guild Exhibition

Switzerland’s globally acclaimed L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is conducted by Charles Dutoit in an alluring program of early 20thcentury masterpieces. Debussy: Ibéria,Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 43, Stravinsky: The Song of the Nightingale, Ravel: La valse. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Every two years, the Nubian Heritage Quilters Guild brings a spectacular assortment of quilts and wall hangings to the Crane House and Historic YWCA. Come view the quilts and watch as they demonstrate hand piecing, machine piecing, rotary cutting and applique techniques. Also Feb 22, 1-4pm. Mar 1, 1-4pm. Crane House and Historic YWCA, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

STOMP Performance An explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The eightmember troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments—matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps—to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. 8pm. February 21, 2 & 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

AJUA Printmaking Demo Spend a little time with us and make a print. Free. 1-4pm. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, Essex Green Shopping Center, 495 Prospet Aveneu, West Orange. 973-669-0995.

The John Pizzarelli Quartet Performs

Saturday, February 21 Billy Hector Performs Billy’s music reflects the true soul and origins of the blues; always passionate, engaging and dedicated to making the audience move and sweat. Having honed his chops and style through three decades of performances, Critically recognized as one of the hottest and most interesting guitarist/ songwriters on the original circuit. Doors 7:30 & Show 8pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-744-9785.

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Using songs from performers like Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra, and the songs of composers from Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin to James Taylor John Pizzarelli has established himself as one of the prime interpreters of the Great American Songbook and beyond, bringing to his work the cool jazz flavor of his brilliant guitar playing and singing. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

“I’m a Superhero” Workshop In this self-esteem building exercise, facilitated by certified creativity coach Gioya McRae you and your child will form a superhero team and write a story highlighting your actual strengths and desired powers and demonstrating how you will help others. You and your child will laugh together and learn things about each other you never knew. 10am-12:30pm. Ages 6-12 and their caretakers. To confirm attendance send an email including name to Community Services Building, 11 Pine St., Montclair.

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Enjoy National Nest Box Week and build a home that encourages breeding birds and other wildlife to take residence. Putting out your bird house now creates a good chance of having a nesting pair of songbirds in your garden by spring. For adults and children ages 10 and older. Registration required. 10a;301m-Noon. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776.

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All-State Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble & Women’s Chorus This annual concert event, co-presented by NJPAC’s Arts Education Department and the New Jersy Music Educators Association, brings together some of the very best young instrumentalists and vocalists from across the state for a dynamic group performance. 3pm. NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Camp’s Secret Weapon: The Buzz About Emotional Intelligence and Your Child By Posie Taylor


hy consider summer camp for your child? Perhaps you hope to raise another Michelle Kwan or Tiger Woods. Maybe you are desperate for an alternative to a summer of day care, chauffeuring, and video games. There is another even more compelling reason to consider a high-quality summer camp according to the child development experts at the American Camp Association. This reason, while it has been true for decades, is finally getting the attention it deserves. Children at summer camps are learning vital life skills that will help them grow— and will make their lives healthier and happier all along the way. It’s the new buzz word in educational theory that’s been at work in quality summer camps for years: Emotional Intelligence. Jeremy and Tony are excited to go fishing. Their counselor helps them to work out a way to share the one rod fairly without arguing. Their new-found ability to share without anger carries over to their cabin and who will operate the only working flashlight. Sarah’s nature counselor watches with delight to see this shy nine-year-old gently and competently organize her camp friends into teams for a wildflower search. At the beginning of camp, Sarah was too nervous even to express an opinion about whether she preferred hot dogs or burgers on the grill. Matthew and Valerie watch out for Robert as he maneuvers the climbing wall. They yell encouragement, cheering on their camp friend, who, unlike his cabinmates, struggles daily with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. On Opening Day, these two teased Robert about his unstable walk and slow progress across the field. Cabin discussions about disabilities, a counselor’s careful example of kindness and respect, and just spending time together have helped the three form a strong friendship.

Emotional Intelligence: Nature or Nurture? These children all demonstrate sophisticated skills in areas scientists are suddenly watching closely. Observers are finding that a set of abilities, collectively called Emotional Intelligence, has much to do with how children grow and succeed. These skills—self-awareness, self-control, empathy, the ability to wait (delayed gratification), the ability to listen, cooperate, share, and work well with others— are actually better predictors of adult success and happiness than traditional IQ scores. In Emotional Intelligence, clinical psychologist and author Daniel Goleman, makes two important assertions, assertions that parents may not find surprising. He reports on new research showing that children whose Emotional Intelligence skills are well-developed tend to be more successful at school, have deeper and healthier relationships, grow up to have more fulfilling work lives, and become valuable and contributing members of their communities. Goleman’s second assertion is that these Emotional Intelligence skills can be taught. Children can learn and practice

these wonderfully valuable qualities under the guidance of thoughtful and aware adults—parents, teachers, and youth leaders of all sorts. The importance of this assertion is hard to overemphasize. Parents have long tried to teach courtesy and politeness to their children, but were never sure their teaching could overcome inborn capabilities. Certain life skills seemed innate in kids—like the traditional IQ, children seemed to be born with certain levels of ability in these areas. Parents and teachers have assumed that the patience children display naturally is probably most of the patience they can muster, or that they are good or bad sharers, gentle friends or playground bullies from birth. A group of researchers, led by Howard Gardner, a psychologist at the Harvard School of Education, have proved otherwise. They have shown that thoughtful teaching, conversation, modeling, and practice can develop and nurture these skills, especially when that teaching is consistent throughout a child’s day and year. The evidence is clear! There are ways to help kids grow up to be the happy and productive people parents hope they will be. And summer camp is a vital part of the puzzle.

Posie Taylor serves as a board member-at-large of the American Camp Association. She is also the executive director emerita of the Aloha Foundation, Inc. Originally published in CAMP Magazine by permission of the American Camp Association; © 2005 American Camping Association, Inc.


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Summer Camp & Programs Activities If you are in the search for a summer camp for your child this summer, the following directory will be sure to help. Here you will find day and sleep away camps and the activities they offer. Barnstable Academy

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8 Write Way, Oakland, NJ 07436 201-651-0200 • Type: Day Camp Activities: Academics, Arts/Crafts, Computers, Classes for Credit, Drama, Language, Music, PreCollege Program, Science, Skill Building, Test Preparation

Port Jervis, NY 203-743-6395 • www.campuskids. com Contact: Jani Brokaw Email: Type: Coed Overnight/Sleep Away Camp, Transportation Available Activities: Arts/Crafts, Dance, Drama, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Gymnastics, Music, Sports, Swimming

Camp Discovery at Fairleigh Dickinson University Madison & Teaneck, NJ 201-692-6500 • campdiscovery Contact: Karen Nelson Type: Coed Day Camp Activities: Academics, Arts/Crafts, Dance, Leader in Training Program, Science, Sports, Swimming

Camp Riverbend 116 Hillcrest Road, Warren 07059 908-580-CAMP • Email: Type: Coed Day Camp, Transportation Available Activities: Archery, Arts/Crafts, Canoe, Cooking, Dance, Day Trips, Drama, High Ropes, Martial Arts, Music, Sports, Swimming

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Campus Kids NJ Blairstown, NJ 07825 973-845-9260 • www.campuskids. com Contact: Tom Riddleberger Email: CKNewJersey@campuskids. com Type: Coed Overnight/Sleep Away Camp, Transportation Available Activities: Arts/Crafts, Dance, Drama, Gymnastics, Hiking, Music, Sports, Swimmi

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In Residence at Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 973-746-3303 • Contact: Janet Sales Type: Coed Day Camp Activities: Drama, Music

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June 8 – August 21 Coed, Ages 3 – 15 June & August Mini-Camps Extended Care & Afternoon Clinics Creative Arts Workshop Day Camps Preschool Camps Summer Academy CIT Programs

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Fusion Academy

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ESSEX YOUTH THEATER In Residence at The Studio Playhouse, Upper Montclair

Where Every Child is a Star! Acting Classes for Kids! • Ages 4-12 • Exciting plays & musicals • Lots of individual attention in a friendly atmosphere • Every child gets a starring role!

973-746-3303 •

182 South Street, Ste. 4, Morristown, NJ 07960 973-267-0474 • Englewood, NJ 866-306-8926 • Type: Day Camp Activities: Academics, Arts/Crafts, Classes for Credit, Computers, Drama, Language, Music, PreCollege Program, Skill Building, Science, Test Preparation

Girl’s Leadership Institute at Kent Place School 41 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901 908-273-0900 ext. 303 • Contact: Holly Doyle and Erin Hennessy Type: All Girls Day Camp Activities: Community Service, Leadership

Junior & Senior Shakespeare Corps (The) The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940 973-845-6742 • www.shake-

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International Ivy Summer Enrichment Program 61 Maple Street #636, Summit, NJ 07901 (Programs at Various Locations: Caldwell College, Caldwell; Chatham Day School, Chatham; Wardlaw-Hartridge School, Edison; Far Hills Country Day School, Far Hills, Barnstable Academy, Oakland; Ridgewood Montessori School, Paramus; Papillon Montessori School, Ringwood; Language and Enrishment Center, Scotch Plains; The Pingry School, Short Hills; Rugers Preparatory School, Somerset and Hilltop Country Day School , Sparta)

855-678-6335 • Contact: Lily Wong Type: Coed Day Camp Activites: Academics, Arts/Crafts, Computers, Drama, Music, Science

Lightbridge Academy 1104 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell, NJ 07006 973-882-1111 • Contact: Gina Mariani-Chimento Type: Coed Day Camp Activities: Academics, Arts/Crafts, Language, Music, Preschool/ Childcare, Science


AGES 6-14 Two 3 Week Sessions: June 29-July 17, 2015 & July 20-Aug 7, 2015 Mon-Fri / 9am-4pm (Aftercare Available 4-6pm) Featuring Art, Music, Drama, Dance & Swimming. Each 3 week session culminates in a performance. PRESCHOOL PRIME TIME SUMMER ARTS Ages 3-5 Nine 1 Week Sessions June 22-Aug 21, 2015 Mon-Fri / 9am-12noon Featuring Art, Music, Drama & Dance. • 973-655-9819 • 14 South Park St, Montclair, NJ 07042

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42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901 908-273-0900 ext. 297 • www.kentplaceorg/summercamp Contact: Donna Ray Type: Coed Day Camp Activities: Academics, Arts/Crafts, CIT Programs, Computers, Dance, Drama, Music, Science, Sports, Swimming

9 Ridgeway Court, West Orange, NJ 07052 973-868-6259 • www.musicaltheatreconvservatory. com Contact: Randy Elman Type: Coed Day Camp Activities: Arts, Crafts, Dance, Drama, Music, Staged Performance in NYC, Pool Parties, Singing

131 Martinsville Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 908-647-5555 ext. 1642 • Contact: Cindy McArthur Email: Type: Coed Day Camp, Transportation Available Activities: Academics, Arts/Crafts, Computers, Dance, Drama, Language, Music, Pre-College Program, Science, Sports, Swimming

L3 Academy STEM Camp One Greenwood Avenue, Ste. 101, Montclair, NJ 07042 973-783-8333 • Contact: Type: Coed Day Camp Activties: Academics, Computers, Sciences, Languages

Montclair Co-Op 5 Chestnut Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 973-783-4955 • Contact: Jackie Yarmo Type: Coed Day Camp Activities: To be determined

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S.E.E. Camp

593 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003 973-566-9700 • Contact: Robert Safoff Type: Coed Day Camp Activity: Drama

Oratory Prep, Summit, NJ 07901 Wilson School, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046 973-831-7779 • Contact; Jen Roccisano Type: Day Camp Activities: Arts/Crafts, Drama, Science, Sports, STEM, Swimming

Newark Academy Summer Programs 91 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-7000 • Contact: Bob Mallalie (Academics); Liz Bona (Sports) Type: Coed Day Camp Activities: Academics, Arts/Crafts, Computers, Dance, Music, Sciences, Sports, Swimming

Sharron Miller’s Prime Time Summer Arts 14 South Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 973-655-9819 • Type: Coed Day Camp Activities: Arts/Crafts, Dance, Drama, Music, Staged Performance, Swimming (continued on page 48)

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Sports Broadscasting Camp

Summer @ Delbarton

Various Locations 800-319-0884 • Contact: Steven Goldstein Type: Coed Overnight or Day Camp Activities: Sports, Sports Broadcasting

230 Mendham Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 973-538-3231 ext. 3019 • Contact: Connie Curnow Type: Coed Day Camp Activities: Academics, Pre-college program, Science, Sports, Swimming

STAR Camp at Montclair Kimberly Academy 201 Valley Road (Middle School Campus), Montclair, NJ 07042 973-233-3001 • Type: Coed Day Camp Activities: Archery, Arts/Crafts, Dance, Graphic Design Science, Sports, Strength and Fitness Training, Swimming, Video Production

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William Paterson Pre-College Summer Youth Programs 1600 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07960 973-720-2354 • Contact: Iris DiMaio Type: Coed Day or Overnight/Sleep Away Camp Activities: Academics, Arts, Crafts, Computers, Drama, Language, Music, Pre-College Program, Science, Special Needs, Sports, Swimming

ADDITIONAL DAY CAMPS: Academic Summer Session at Oak Knoll 908-522-8186 •

Buck’s Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp 860-354-5030 • m

Camp Deeny Riback 973-929-2901 •

Camp Newark Museum 973-596-6637 •

Center for Contemporary Art (The) 908-234-2345 •

Deerkill Day Camp 845-354-1466 •

Montclair Art Musuem, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair NJ 07042 973-259-5139 • Type: Coed Day Cam Activities: Arts/Crafts, Computers

Winston School Summer Camp (The) 30 East Lane, Short Hills, NJ 07078 973-379-4114 ext. 110 • Contact: Anne Buonvino Type: Coed Day Camp Activities: Academics, Computers, Language, Science

Glassroots Summer Programs 973-353-9555 •

Marist High School—A Plus Summer Program 201-437-4545 ext. 225 •


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Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division 848-932-8618 • summer-programs

Lady Lions Summer Camp 973-226-0660 ext. 1119 • summercamp

Nature Discovery Camp 973-376-3587 •

Peck School Summer Program (The) 973-539-8660 • www.peckschoolorg

Red Oak School (The) 973-539-7853 •

Science Camp at Liberty Science Center 201-253-1310 •

Summer Adventures at Oak Knoll 908-522-8186 •

US Sports Institute 732-563-2520 •


Trail Blazers 212-529-5113 •

Stevens Summer Program (The) 201-216-3489 •

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HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy-Extended School Year (ESY) 215-222-2566 •

Brown University Pre-College Programs 401-863-7900 •

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ith so many different choices in the vitamin aisle, many women find it difficult to choose the right ones to fit their personal needs. As a woman, keeping your body healthy is an important task. Whether you are in your child-bearing years, taking folic acid for a healthy baby, or in your post-menopausal years, taking extra calcium for healthy bones, there are various vitamins for women to consider at every stage of life.

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• Calcium To keep bones healthy and strong throughout life, your body requires calcium. This bone-strengthening nutrient reduces the risk of developing osteoporosis. To increase your calcium intake, try the 600 mg of Calcium with a Vitamin D Dietary Supplement, to provide help promote calcium absorption. • Folic acid A nutrient commonly taken by women who are pregnant or who wish to become pregnant, folic acid is known to reduce the risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida in babies. For those looking to improve their health and wellbeing, a general understanding of the many uses for vitamins and supplements may just be their own personal key to longevity.

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Let the sun shine in A lack of natural light during winter is closely associated with depression and SAD. Get outdoors and in the sun as much as possible. When inside, open curtains and blinds to admit sunlight and sit next to windows as much as possible. If you live in an area that just doesn’t get much sunshine during the winter, or have an office without windows, consider using full-spectrum lights that mimic natural light. Surround yourself with colors and visuals that are uplifting. For example, if you love the tropics but a winter vacation isn’t in the cards, set the screensaver on your PC or your smartphone’s home screen to a tropical scene. Put a brightly colored comforter or quilt on your bed. Treat yourself to fresh flowers for your home or office — they’ll have the added bonus of stimulating your sense of smell as well.

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Lilly the mouse loves everything about school, especially her cool teacher, Mr. Slinger. But when he confiscates her prized purse, her joy turns to misery. Free Family Workshop, 12:30pm. Registration required. pre-K - 3. 2pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Sunday, February 22 Superhero Green Screen Filmmaking Spend the day as a superhero while learning how to create Hollywoodstyle visual effects. Students will perform exciting action scenes in front of a green screen and composite superhero motion graphics with Adobe Suite editing software. All students will take home a digital copy of their movie in stunning high-definition on a flashdrive. Ages 8+ . Noon–4pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

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12th Annual Matilda’s Tea Party Celebrate Matilda Frelinghuysen by enjoying tea, great food and some age appropriate entertainment. When Matilda was a child in the 1890’s, Hershey’s Kisses were invented and became very popular. Now, young people along with their favorite adults can learn the history of chocolate and partake in a spectacular chocolate feast. All young tea takers will make their own chocolate pizza to take home. Ages 6 & up.1pm. Snow date Feb 28.Register by February 7. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Center, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7601.

What is the Common Core? What is the Common Core that is in our schools? Two renowned speakers will answer this question, Dr. Duke Pesta an experienced educational reformer, university professor & high school teacher & the academic director of Freedom Project Education also Mary Calamia a practicing psychotherapist from NY who speaks at educational forums and advocates tirelessly to enlighten legislators. 1pm. Reserve your seats by Feb 11th. Bethwood, 38 Lackawanna Ave., Totowa. 862-227-6953.

In honor of Black History Month, actress Daisy Century (from the American Historical Theatre) will present the one-woman play “Harriet Tubman: Liberty or Death.” This harrowing play focuses on Tubman’s indomitable spirit as she frees herself from slavery in the 1800s and rescues more than 70 slaves using the Underground Railroad. She will also discuss Tubman’s role as a Union spy during the Civil War and her work as a nurse. Free. Registration required. 2pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441. www.westcaldwell,

International Film Series at Kean Stage “Blancanieves” Written and directed by Pablo Berger (Spain, 2012) Blancanieves is a black-and-white silent fantasy drama film based on the fairy tale “Snow White” by the Brothers Grimm. The story is set in a romantic vision of 1920s Andalusia. 3pm. Kean University, Stem Building Auditorium, 1003 Morris Ave., Union. 908-737- 7469.

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This pianist, vocalist, composer, band leader, actor, and philanthropist has received awards and recognition for his live and recorded musical performances, and for his achievements on screens large and small as well as the Broadway stage. 8pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

An Evening With Leo Kottke Leo Kottke is the legendary, Grammy Awardnominated, acoustic guitar virtuoso who blends folk, jazz, and blues influences into a signature finger-picked style of syncopated, polyphonic music.7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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Dance Party Concert with The Laurie Berkner Band Live! Children’s favorite Laurie Berkner plays all of your favorites, including songs from her new album, “The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band Collection.” 3pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Double Grammy winner Jason Mraz, the soulful, folk-pop hitmaker behind “I Won’t Give Up” and “I’m Yours,” arrives at NJPAC with Raining Jane, the all-female band that collaborated on his latest album, NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

The Halcyon Trio Perform The performance, which will include works by Mozart, Max Bruch, and Alfred Uhl, will take place in Hobart Manor on campus as part of the Musical Salon Series. 2pm. William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-720-2371.

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Garden Sprouts: Sappy and Sweet It’s that time again when the maple trees are waking up and sending their sap upwards. See how trees are tapped, taste a little sap and stay for the waffles and real maple syrup.11am. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Center, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7601.

New Jersey Woodturners Workshop Discover the wonders of creating art from found pieces of wood. Topics vary month to month; call the Environmental Center for details. 7-9:30pm. Essex County Environmental Center, Garibaldi Hall, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776.

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Vocalist Catherine Russell proves her considerable renown as one of today’s foremost interpreters of jazz. For several decades, Russell was one of the most in-demand background singers, working with Paul Simon, David Bowie and Cyndi Lauper. 11am & 1pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

French Language Tour I Join France native Claire Negrin for an artful afternoon as you discover les chefs-d’oeuvre du MAM by looking closely at selected works on view and discussing them in French. 2pm. Cosponsored by The French Institute Alliance Français of NYC and Montclair. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mounrain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

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This accurate and deeply moving musical history lesson tells the story of the great American who freed herself and hundreds of her people from the bonds of slavery, and whose courage helped to change the world. 10am & 12:15pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Wednesday, February 25 “Menopause” The Musical This hilarious musical parody staged to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for over 10 years. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Books & Bites: Advanced Reading Club Read and discuss a new book, followed by a themed-craft and a tasty snack. For students in Grades 3-5, books available to check out when you register. Registration required. 3rd floor. Grades 3-5. ‘Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ by L. Frank Baum. 4:30-5:30pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500.

YA Book Club: Knights of the Round Table An interactive book club where we will watch book trailers of new and upcoming books. Teens are welcome to bring in books they would recommend to others. Discussions followed by a tasty bite to eat. No registration required. 3rd floor. Grades 6-12. 6:30 -7:30pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500.

Chinese New Year Storytime Enjoy a special evening storytime (PJs optional) with stories, games and crafts celebrating the Year of the Sheep. Ages 4-8. 6:45pm Registration required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

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This film/discussion series, related to Civil Rights, segregation, and equality, explores films specifically about people’s experiences in northern New Jersey, Essex County, and even Montclair. Each program will be hosted by a humanities scholar. Free. 7-9pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

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Visit Troy Meadows Search the edges of the frozen swamp for wintering birds and early migrants. Be prepared for muddy or icy conditions. We will carpool to the trail head. 8:30-10am. Essex County Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776.

Lula Washington Dance Theatre The innovative and provocative Lula Washington Dance Theatre of Los Angeles thrills audiences with its powerful, high-energy dancing. A jazz-flavored program is specially planned for NJPAC. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Join psychotherapist and inspirational life coach, Sue Waldman, as she facilitates an exploration of ceremony as a practical tool for coping with loss, celebrating new beginnings, adapting to life’s transitions and find healing and guidance by connecting to the sacred every day. 8-9pm. Registration required. Sue Waldman’s satelite office, Calvary Lutheran Church, 23 S. Prospect St., Verona. 973-857- 4357.

A celebration of the music of one of rock’s greatest bands, complete with flawless recreations of their legendary songs, a stunning light show, HD projection, amazing stage props and more. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Strike up the Band: Free Music and Dance Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience presents Lula Washington Dance TheaterCommunity Class in Modern Dance. 11am-noon. Rutgers University, Paul Robeson Campus Center, 3rd floor dance theatre, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark. 973-353-5263.

Arrival From Sweden is one of the most popular and best selling ABBA tribute show bands and since their start in 1995, the band has toured over 50 nations. This production is the closest you ever will get to see ABBA. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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Christina Chrobokowa, founder of Dragonfly Designs, LLC, explores a growing design principle that is inspired by the ecology existing in our back yards and beyond, in her presentation of “Bringing the Garden Back to the Garden State.” 7 -9pm. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121.

Montclair High School Dance Company Winter Concerts The Montclair High School Dance Company Winter Concert features a diverse group of 50 accomplished dancers performing professionally choreographed works in a range of dance genres, modern & ballet to hip hop. Feb27 & 28, 8pm, March 1, 2pm. Montclair High School Auditorium, 141 Park St., Montclair. 973-783-3001.

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LULA WASHINGTON DANCE THEATRE Rev. Stef & Jubilation with Dionne Warwick Celebrate Black History Month through song and narration. This uplifting program about the Black experience travels from Africa, to the horrific sea voyages known as the Middle Passage, to the civil rights movement and present day. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

NJSO: Mozart & Mendelssohn Come cheer NJSO Principal Flutist Bart Feller as he and harpist Stacey Shames take the spotlight in Mozart’s effervescent Flute and Harp Concerto, with melodies that sparkle. Mendelssohn’s intoxicating Third Symphony will transport you to the heathered moors and rugged coastlines of Scotland. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy’s new show is a family affair that highlights the unique talents, influences and stories of the first family of fiddlers through dancing, singing, and world-class musicmaking. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Montclair Womens Club Program Dr. Linda Robins, a holistic homeopathic physician, will discuss the ways in which you can create better health and vitality with mineral rich foods as part of a healthy lifestyle. All welcomed, refreshments and parking, 1:30. Montclair Womens Club, 82 Union Ave., Montclair. 973-783-6226.

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MAM’s Annual High School Lecture series invites prominent artists to share their insight with teens who are contemplating creative careers. Pepón Osorio is best known for large-scale installations. A Mis Adorables Hijas, a 1990 mixed media piece is part of MAM’s exhibition Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s. Book your group on-line at: or purchase tickets online. 11am–12:30pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

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NJPAC Stage Exchange: The Talented Tenth

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NJPAC Stage Exchange is where cutting-edge new play development meets insightful community dialogue. The Talented Tenth was a departure for Newark-born Richard Wesley, who lives in Montclair. His previous plays depicted the street life of poor residents of Newark, while The Talented Tenth is about a band of “buppie” Howard University graduates dwelling in New Jersey’s upper middle class. Wesley makes a number of predictions in the play that bear revisiting 20 years later. Free. 7pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room,1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.


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The Flemtones Perform Once again end your month right. 10pm-1am. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-744-9785.

Saturday, February 28 Maple Sugaring Program Come to Van Vleck House & Gardens for a tour and demonstration of the process of Maple Sugaring. A sugar maple tree in Mother’s Garden at Van Vleck will be tapped, and if the weather cooperates the sap will be flowing. At the conclusion of the tour, there will be a taste testing of course Reserve your tour time today. Ages 3-5. Tour lasts approximately 1 hour. Tour Times: 10:30, 11 &11:30am. Pre-registration is required. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.


Anything Goes Musical

Lydia Johnson Dance

Lydia Johnson Dance will present recent works for the company’s 10 dancers set to stunning music by Franz Schubert, Osvaldo Golijov, Mozart and the innovative jazz trio Bad Plus. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Montclair Film Festival:Little White Lie The celebrated film, directed by Montclair resident Lacey Schwartz, tells the story of Schwartz’s Jewish upbringing in Woodstock, NY, her discovery of her unexpected African American roots, and the impact this discovery has on her family and her identity. 5pm. Glenfield Middle School, 25 Maple Ave., Montclair. 973746-5555.

Gourd Birdhouse Make a gourd birdhouse for the cavity nesting birds in your backyard. There will be a short presentation on the history of the use of gourds, how to grow them and then decorate your gourd. Hang your gourd in your backyard, and a bluebird, chickadee, wren, or maybe even a tree swallow might take up residence. 1-3pm. Registration required. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

“Banking 101” Workshop This Financial Empowerment Workshop, facilitated by Alicia Robinson, Branch Manager of Investors Bank in Montclair, will focus on borrowing basics, personal loans, debt consolidation, credit cards and interest rates (APR’s), and provide tips on how to choose the credit source that will work best for you. 10am - 12:30pm. To confirm attendence Community Services Building, 11 Pine St., Montclair.

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As the SS American heads out to sea, two unlikely couples set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. This Cole Porter comedy features some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, 3 & 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

What separates The Fab Faux from other Beatles tributes: it’s comprised of an all-star cast of seasoned musical pros who can perfectly capture the complexities of the Beatles’ recordings and they can pull off all the songs that the Beatles never performed live, including Sgt. Pepper in all of its orchestral bombast. 8pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

Watchung Mountain Riders Perform 10pm-1am. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-744-9785.

Masters of Illusion Grand illusions, levitating women, appearances and vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand and beautiful dancers… everything you could possibly imagine and performances that you never dreamed possible—all rolled up into a live show! 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Looking Forward “A Downton Abbey Reception” Fans of the British drama series Downton Abbey are in for a treat that includes an entertaining video montage, a fun and interactive trivia game, afternoon tea and treats, a Downton Abbey gift basket raffle, as well as the opportunity to learn more about and join The Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library. Period attire is encouraged. March, 1 at 2pm. Call to RSVP. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

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to have been voted by our many patients, friends, and colleagues as the Gold Medal Recipient of the Suburban Essex BEST OF ESSEX 2014 award. To have earned this distinction from among such an outstanding group of dentists from our West Essex area is truly an honor. For 32 years, it is our privilege to care for you and your family. We always welcome new patients, and we sincerely thank you for the trust and confidence which you place in us.


Essex Casa Will Host “Info Night” At Caldwell Public Library CASA for Children of Essex County will host an information session at Caldwell Public Library to discuss its volunteer opportunities with local residents. C.A.S.A., an acronym for Court Appointed Special Advocates is a volunteer-based organization that trains citizens how to advocate for foster children in the family court. March, 1 at 6:30pm. Caldwell Pubic Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-622-4831.

Seventh Annual Spin for a Child Join CASA for Children of Essex County for an exhilarating event to raise funds and awareness for children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect or abandonment. This annual oneday event has become one of our community’s most energizing and rewarding charity events, truly making a difference in the lives of our community’s most vulnerable children. March 1, 11:15am spin and row class. 12:15pm spin class. 3Sixty Cycling Studio, 4 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair. 973-622-4832.

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Drs. Al & Greg Josephsen Joanne, Janine, Danielle, Phyllis, Eileen and Susan ALFRED P. JOSEPHSEN, DMD, FAGD, FICOI NJ D13619 Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry and International College of Implant Dentistry


Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 2013 Johns Hopkins University Department of Dentistry, 2014

Chamber Business After Hours Multi-chamber networking event. Connect, inspire and grow. Enjoy some light refreshments, bring your business cards, everyone welcome. Registration required. Wed March, 4 5:30-7pm. Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0360.

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Cooking with…

Chef Mitchell Altholz

By Rhonda Rivera, photos by Dan Epstein


itchell Altholz, Executive Chef at Highlawn Pavilion for the past ten years, likes to test himself with food. On a cold day in late January, he decided to challenge himself with what he considers to be an underutilized game meat: rabbit. He came up with the idea of cooking the leg as confit, which is a common method for cooking duck. Not content with just one type of presentation, Chef Mitchell also hand-cleaned the rabbit saddle and prepared it like a rack of lamb, as well as wrapped the rabbit loin in Serrano ham and caul fat. The result — Deconstructed Rabbit, served with fresh vegetables — was that evening’s mouth-watering special. For home cooks who want to try their hand at cooking rabbit, Chef Mitchell recommends making a stew. Ask your butcher to cut up the rabbit for you. Sear the meat in canola oil with some salt, pepper and a dusting of flour. Place the seared rabbit into a stew pot with ½ cup of red wine, a diced onion, two large diced carrots and enough chicken stock to cover the rabbit. Simmer the stew on low for one hour and the meat will fall right off the bone. Enjoy with a glass of Chardonnay or Pinot Noir. The venison recipe featured is Chef Mitchell’s home cook’s version of a game meat menu staple at Highlawn. He notes that

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venison should be cooked rare because it is extremely lean. To ensure that the venison is tender, cut it on a bias and against the grain. He also recommends using canola oil because it has a high smoke point and no flavor to alter the natural taste of the meat. Chef Mitchell likes to showcase fresh ingredients at Highlawn, especially those grown on the farm at the restaurant’s sister property, the Pleasantdale Chateau estate. As part of his culinary training, he lived in Bordeaux, France for seven years, where he was part of the farm-to-table movement long before it came to our shores. He has imparted this appreciation onto his talented sous chefs Foley Dowd and Tristan Tevrow and all of the chefs in his kitchen. Chef Mitchell is very proud of the farm, especially the raw honey that is made there and sold to the public. He continually seeks ways to integrate the farm’s produce into daily offerings at Highlawn. Highlawn Pavilion is located within the Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange. For more information please call 973-731-3463 or visit or www.facebook. com/highlawnpavilion.

Venison with Currant Jam Ingredients: 1 lb. venison strip or tenderloin Salt and pepper, to taste 1 tbs. canola oil 1 tbs. butter Pinch of Fleur de Sel (hand-harvested sea salt) or kosher salt ¼ c. currant jam Directions: Preheat the oven to 400F. Remove the silverskin from the venison and season it with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat an oven-safe pan on high, and add the Canola oil. When the oil is hot, add the venison and sear it for approximately 2 minutes. Turn the venison to sear on the other side, and add the butter. When the butter melts, spoon it over the meat. After about 2 minutes, place the pan in the oven and cook for approximately 4 minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest for about 5 minutes before cutting on a bias. When plating, sprinkle the venison with Fleur de Sel and place the currant jam on the side for use as a dipping sauce. Serve with celery root puree or mashed potatoes and your favorite vegetables, such as Brussels sprout leaves and carrots with smoked bacon all sautéed in olive oil. A Bordeaux wine makes the perfect accompaniment. Serves 2.

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RESTAURANT GUIDE 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

2012 & 2013

BEST STEAK 2012 & 2013

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 MondayFriday 4-7pm. OD, RR, LP, MCC

NJ Monthly Magazine

BEST STEAK – Gold Best of Essex 2010, Silver Best of Essex 2011, 2013 & 2014 Suburban Essex Readers’ Choice Awards



Twice is Nice!

Thanks for Voting Us THE BEST Two Years in a Row.

CALDWELL Cloverleaf Tavern 395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-226-9812 American Cuisine in a family dining atmosphere. 24 beers on draft and over 75 bottled beers. OD, RR (for 8 or more), MCC, $MOD, LP, SP, H, TO

il Vecchio Cafe and Restaurant 234 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell • 973-226-8889

Great Food, 40+ Beers, Tap Takeovers, Private Events, Patio Seating

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The Calandra’s third and newest restaurant, iL Vecchio Café, offers a lunch and dinner menu featuring homemade pastas, entrees, panini sandwiches, burgers, and salads as well as pizzas, flatbreads, and calzones made with all natural whole grain ingredients in their stone deck, wood burning oven. They also have a new wine menu. As always, the restaurants are family friendly and offer a complete children’s menu. All chicken served and sold, is free range chicken. During the spring and summer months, they offer outdoor dining as well as an outdoor bar area. ENT,H, OD, RR, LP, MCC, TO

OCHA Restaurant

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

kitchen, Tuscan themed dining room, lobby bar, outdoor seating in the spring and summer months, and fireside lobby dining in the winter months. Guests of the establishment will enjoy fresh homemade pasta, seafood, Mediterranean specialties, and authentic pizza from the stone deck wood-burning oven. Their enticing dessert tray is full of delicious pastries and desserts from Calandra’s Bakery. They offer live piano entertainment in the lobby on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Reservations are gladly taken for parties of two or more for lunch and dinner. ENT, OD, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

Cielo Restaurant


on Italian-American cuisine using fresh ingredients and herb and vegetables from the restaurant’s 300-yardlong garden. They are now serving on the outdoor patio and offer a Tavern Menu to their bar and patio patrons Tuesdays-Sundays beginning at 5pm.

Cucina Calandra 216-234 Route 46 East, Fairfield 
 973-575-7720 Cucina Calandra prides itself on quality and freshness, offering you and your family a menu that centers on southern Italian cooking. The main dining room is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week, as well as all holidays. In the heart of the room is a stone deck wood-burning oven, where Chef Henry crafts delicious pizzas, flatbreads, and calzones. Undoubtedly “a family kitchen,” Cucina Calandra provides excellent cuisine in a family-friendly environment. If your kids choose pizza from the children’s menu, they encourage them to get creative as they shape and decorate their own pizza with Chef Henry! ENT, H, OD, LP, MCC, $MOD, TO

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168 Passaic Ave, Fairfield, 973-808-1414 Anthony Pucciarello, chef and owner serves Italian comfort food with a different flair— a lighter, fresher take

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 restaurant offering Northern Italian dishes with a Mediterranean flair. The restaurant features an open February 2015


Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner Four Course Prix Fixe Three Seatings – 5:30, 7:30, 9:30 Complimentary glass of champagne, BYOB Space is limited. Reservations required.

Sharing space with Watchung Booksellers Hours: Tues-Fri 8-7, Sat & Sun 9-4 Super Bowl Catering Menu on our website

54 Fairfield St, Montclair • 973-774-7252 •

Romance is in the air...

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LITTLE FALLS Rare, The Steakhouse 440 Main St, Little Falls 973-256-6699
• Serving award winning steaks cooked to customers’ liking. Rare also serves an array of seafood, lamb, veal, poultry, fish, and pasta. Relax at the spacious bar before or after dinner. Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-7 with Tapas bar menu. Two rooms are available for private parties. RR, VP, MCC, $IN-$EXP, MN

LIVINGSTON Il Vicolo Ristorante 113 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-740-0016 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 available. LP, MCC, RR, $IN-$MOD, BYO


Make your Valentine’s Day reservations today. Featuring a Limited Ala Carte Menu

Award-winning executive chef Anthony Pucciarello has become a household name through his features on Cooking Channel, Food Network and Channel 7 Neighborhood Eats. Enjoy his Famous Inside Out Spaghetti & Meatball and an all new Tavern Menu, as well as Live Entertainment on Weekends.

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

HAPPY HOUR: Tuesday-Friday 4-6:30pm ½ Price Drinks & Appetizers at the Bar 168 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield • 973-808-1414 For latest menus & events

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


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



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

“The Best Chinese food spot in Montclair hands down”



“The Best Chinese food anywhere around Montclair NJ”



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

“Best Chinese Restaurant, 6 Years in a Row” BEST OF ESSEX, READER’S CHOICE AWARDS

The Public Has Spoken

Fresh, Healthy & Authentic DINE-IN



Best Chinese Restaurant for 6 Consecutive Years

Palazzo 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. Open 7 days a week and features live Jazz every Friday and Saturday nights. Wine bar/BYO,ENT, H, LP, MCC, $MOD, SF, RR

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

Tiny Elephant

54 Fairfield St, Montclair, 973-774-7252 This cozy café shares space with Watchung Booksellers. Tiny Elephant offers healthy and fresh breakfast, brunch and lunch menus and is now open weeknights for an early dinner. They are well known for their wonderful boutique bakery items and also offer complete catering services. Check their website for information about cooking classes and birthday parties. BYO, OD, SP, TO, MN,


- Zagat Survey

Yalo & Me 49 Church St, Montclair • 973-744-7252 A European-style bistro and creperie, is located in the heart of Montclair Center. Come and relax with a robust, aromatic latte or treat your palate to something off the well-composed menu. The bistro offers creative crepes, sandwiches, salads, as well as specialty artisanal toasts and sinfully good gelato. New brunch menu features frittata, tartines—open-faced sandwiches on pressed baguette in such combinations as Fig & Honey and Proscuitto & Pomodoro. (continued on page 70)









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Spend Your Valentine’s Day at Thavma…

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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

Now Accepting Reservations

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


6230 Town Center Way Livingston, 2nd Floor

VERONA’S ORIGINAL #1 BAGEL SHOP 5 Time Gold Medal Winner!

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


Thank You to our customers for voting for us Best Bagels.

Home of the Handmade Bagel

We’re So Much More than Bagels!

Whether you’re planning a corporate event or family gathering let us cater your holiday party. Party platters, bagel trays with all the toppings, and party subs available for delivery or pick-up.

Order your pink bagels for Valentine’s Day!

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673 Bloomfield Ave • West Caldwell • 973-228-0848

199 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair • 973-509-8878 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



HAPPY HOUR Weekdays 3:30-7pm Drink & Appetizer Specials

285 Glenwood Ave, Bloomfield 973-743-0099 Take Out and Delivery Available


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

Restaurant Guide Symbols BYO: Bring your own ENT: Entertainment as noted H: Handicapped accessible OD: Outdoor dining (in season) NR: No reservations accepted RR: R eservation required/suggested LP: Lot parking SP: Street parking

VP: Valet parking available MCC: Most credit cards accepted $IN: Inexpensive-$10 and under $MOD: Moderate $11 to $16 $EXP: Expensive-$17 and up TO: Take-out available D: Delivery available MN: Menu on

Nothing is more romantic then a special

Valentine’s Day Dinner Chef Chris will be creating special dishes for Valentine’s Day, in addition to his award-winning dishes from the regular menu. Make your reservations early.

Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

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

globally inspired created by chef chris lukic


happy hour tuesday-friday 4-7pm gift certificates available

Tuesday Nights – 1/2 Price Appetizers Wednesday – Prime Rib Night, $19 While it lasts. Select any 4 tasting pours from our wine by the glass menu and an appetizer for $20 (selected appetizers).

Thursday – Pasta Night


Four pasta specials created by Chef Chris, $14.

Highlawn Pavilion

Live Entertainment Every Friday, 8:30pm-12:30am



Make your next dinner an experience worth remembering. 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 French-infused American fare is equally matched by the restaurant’s world-class 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

The Manor 111 Prospect Ave, West Orange 973-731-2360 The Manor combines distinctive gourmet cuisine, superior service and a fabulous environment both inside and out to provide an exceptional experience for your special event or simply dinner with friends or family.

À LA CARTE DINING & FINE BRUNCH, LUNCH & LOBSTER DINNER BUFFETS 111 Prospect Avenue | West Orange, NJ 07052 | 973-731-2360 February 2015



Quiescence: The Quiet Quest

T Artwork by Barry Farber

here is something fascinating about a great blue heron and how it hunts for its prey. It stands still for long periods of time and suddenly explodes with a thrust of its beak to catch a fish. The blue heron is calm, patient, intelligent, present, determined and resourceful. We can learn a lot from nature.

There is value in keeping still and really listening to what someone is saying, not just hearing their words, but recognizing the expressions and enthusiasm in their message. A big portion of my business involves helping clients gain access to high level contacts in a variety of industries. I challenge sales teams to put together a top 20 target account list. When working with some of the reps, I tell them we are going to call on the president and CEO of large companies and they look at me like I’m a little crazy. The key to this approach is in the research that happens before we make the call along with the ability to get the person to talk while you listen. Recently I worked with a sales rep and went to an office building with many companies. Before every call we research the name of the company, the CEO and anything else about the company that we think will be helpful. We made seven calls and met with seven owners, partners and presidents. Very rarely do we go seven for seven, but nobody calls the top level because they think the executives are unreachable. On the fourth call, we walked in and asked for the CEO by name. We did our research and knew his background. The CEO came out and the first thing I said was how impressive his ten rules for success are, pointing out a few of them on the wall where they were hanging

with the company’s mission statement. I told him the rule I liked best was the one about listening to employees and customers. He was proud of that list and started telling Barry Farber us how he did that many years ago. He was passionate about his business and we listened with genuine interest. Then After a few minutes he asked the question that anyone should ask when two people come in unannounced: “And why are you here?” I simply told him I do consulting work for an IT and Document Management company. My sales rep said, “We research the companies we approach and tell them about how we might add value to their company. We were impressed with the work you do and the article we read about you in a local business journal.” The CEO smiled and continued talking about some of the work they were doing in Paterson and about the amazing the history of that town. Because he was so passionate about his work, we caught his enthusiasm. Of course you can fake interest in someone’s work to be courteous, but there was no faking here. He was really interesting and exciting to listen to. We remained quiet and listened for 85% of the visit. At the end, he introduced the sales rep to the person in charge of their office equipment and said with a smile, “I’m not very happy about our current equipment. Maybe you can do something about that?”

“When everything is moving and shifting, the only way to counteract chaos is stillness. When things feel extraordinary, strive for ordinary. When the surface is wavy, dive deeper for quieter waters.” -Kristin Armstrong

Barry Farber consults with corporations, professional athletes and entertainers to help them market their products and gain access to new business. He is the best-selling author of 12 books translated into 25 foreign languages with over one million copies sold. Barry is a monthly columnist for Inc magazine and the coinventor of the FoldzFlat® Pen. 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. He currently hosts “Breakthrough with Barry Farber” with over 1.5 million listeners. Visit him at: or email him at:


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Suburban Essex

February 2015

Come participate in the many recreational opportunities available for people of all ages as you enjoy the Essex County experience. You can learn about nature and animals through exciting hands-on activities while visiting Essex County Turtle Back Zoo or our Environmental Center. Youngsters will have a fun-filled adventure when they attend 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.

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

Essex County Codey Arena

560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange • 973-731-5800 Spring Break Zoo Camp: The animals are coming out of hibernation and so should you. Students will participate in classes held indoors and outdoors to explore, discover, and examine local and exotic wildlife. Session 1 is March 30-April 2; Session 2 is April 7-10. Classes are 9am-3pm. Each session will have activities appropriate for three age groups: kindergarten & 1st grade, grades 2 & 3, and grades 4 & 5. Summer Zoo Camp: Come to Turtle Back Zoo for our fun, exciting, and educational summer camps. This summer, we are offering the following activities: • Zoo Tales is a half-day program for children ages 5-6 entering kindergarten. Children will read a series of animal stories to learn about the changes that occur with the seasons and how animals survive the changes in weather. • Say What? Animal Communication is for children ages 6-7. Animal communication is not all barks, meows, or chirps. Zoo campers will learn about the different ways animals communicate with each other from sound, to sight, to smell, and more. • Growing up Wild: Animal Development is for children ages 8-9. Some young animals look like tiny versions of their parents, but some look completely different. In this zoo camp, students

will learn about some of the differences between young animals and their parents. • Backyard Conservation is for children ages 10-11. It’s not only rain forests and coral reefs that require conservation efforts. Zoo campers will become junior conservationists as they learn about conservation issues occurring right here in New Jersey and how they can help. • Zoo Crew: Training and Enrichment is for children ages 12-14. Come learn how the animals are kept happy and healthy through training and enrichment. Zoo campers will learn how animals are trained, participate in training, and build enrichment items for our zoo animals.

All camps run Monday-Friday throughout the summer from 9am-4pm, except the half-day Zoo Tales which runs from 9am-12 Noon and 1-4pm. For more details and pricing information, visit

560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange • 973-731-3828 Summer Figure Ice Skating Camp June 29-July 31 ~ 5 weeks ~ 8:15am-3pm Week 1 June 29-July 3; Week 2 July 6-10; Week 3 July 13-17; Week 4 July 20-24; Week 5 July 27-31 **Full & half day weekly options available. Call 973-731-3828, Ext. 0 for more information.

Summer Ice Hockey Camps July 6-10: Pro Ambitions Hockey Camp for information call 855-459-2267 July 13-17: Great Saves Goaltending Camp for information call 201-565-3032 July 13-17: D1 Hockey Skills Camp for Ages 7-15 for information contact July 20-24: Erik Nates Euro Hockey Camp for information call 914-939-4563 July 27-31: Great Saves Goaltending Camp for information call 201-565-3032

Essex County Environmental Center 621B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland • 973-228-8776 Spring Camp at Essex County Environmental Center

Summer Camp at Essex County Environmental Center

March 31 – April 2 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm OR April 7– April 9 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm

July 6 – 17, Grades Pre K & Kindergarten from 1pm to 4pm July 20 – 31, Grades 1 & 2 from 1pm to 5pm August 3 – 14, Grades 3 & 4 from 1pm to 5pm

For children in grades 1 through 5. Restore the bond between children and nature. Children will explore nature right here at the Essex County Environmental Center. A minimum number of participants and advanced registration and payment are required. For information, call 973-228-8776.

Enjoy exploring and discovering woodland and river habitats of insects, birds, amphibians; learn about life as a Lenape; and much more. Sign up for one or two weeks per grade level. A minimum number of participants and advanced registration and payment are required. For information, call 973-228-8776.

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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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