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By Warren Westura

VOL. 24 NO. 2

David J. Black FOUNDER & CEO

What Do You Think Brings You Luck?

Cathleen M. Black PRESIDENT & COO

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Vanice Gage Donegan

Putting kindness out into the world.


I have blessings— no luck. Lucky has nothing to do with it.

—Stacy Gale, Montclair

—Leo Golba, West Orange

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My wife brings me luck.


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—Gregory Korab, Randolph (works in Verona)


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On the Spot

24 Camp Spotlights

What Do You Think Brings You Luck?

Going Beyond The Limits.

47 Your Best Self! 47 Life Is Short. Stretch It Out!


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48 Is Your Life in Balance? Daily Healthy Habits to Consider

Exciting News and Happenings in the Area

49 Spiralizing Vegetables— More Than a Flash in the Pan

10 Calendar of Events

50 Swap Out Sugar for Better Health

22 In the Marketplace A Blue Ribbon Education, with Faith in the System


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Inside ESSEX Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges Earns Exceptional Rating


he nation’s largest charity evaluator, Charity Navigator, awarded the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges its top rating for the 5th straight year.

“Our entire team works diligently every day to provide meaningful impact to the communities we serve,” said Metro YMCA President and CEO Richard K. Gorab. “Being awarded Charity Navigator’s four-star rating year after year assures donors that we are careful stewards of their generosity.” Metro YMCA is the largest association of YMCAs in New Jersey, serving more than 35,000 people at its 6 branches, including YMCAs in East Orange, South Mountain and West Essex. “Only six percent of the charities we rate have received at least five consecutive four-star evaluations,’’ Charity Navigator President and CEO Michael Thatcher wrote. “The designation differentiates Metro YMCA of the Oranges from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.” Charity Navigator evaluates over 8,000 organizations, providing objective assessments of their financial health, accountability and transparency.

CKO Kickboxing Opens in East Hanover

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ur area has a new destination to get into shape: CKO Kickboxing in East Hanover. The center offers 1-hour group fitness kickboxing classes that burn fat, reduce stress and tone muscles by punching and kicking real, heavy hanging bags. Open to all levels with no experience needed, men and women can burn up to 1200 calories per cardio-filled class. Carlo Dilalla, franchise owner, is excited to bring the Number 1 fat-burning exercise to East Hanover. “Our instructors keep the punches and kicks basic to focus on the fitness aspect of the workout. Since the class is for both beginners and advanced members, everyone goes at their own pace and receives a great work-out.” Try out CKO Kickboxing in East Hanover for free! Go to or call 973-240-7348 for more details. CKO Kickboxing is located at 36 Route 10 in East Hanover. And in case you are wondering, CKO stands for “Club Knock Out”—but the only thing to be knocked out is unwanted pounds.


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even Caldwell University students dedicated part of their winter break to help repair schools and churches in remote villages in southern Belize.

After seeing what the Mayan people go without in material terms, junior nursing major John McLaughlin now reminds himself, “Don’t complain.” Katlyn Houtz, junior education and psychology major, added that the atmosphere made “you take a step back from what you are used to.” Houtz said she was particularly impressed by a principal who had to relinquish her interest in mechanics and engineering to become a teacher. “Now she is focused on making education more readily available to girls.” Associate professor of sociology and counseling and trip chaperone Professor Thomson Ling noted that the students’ dedication was truly rewarding. He felt the trip underscored just how people are connected. “No matter distance or culture, there are commonalities that we share. Just because there were cultural or language differences didn’t mean we couldn’t come together and accomplish great things.”

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t the most recent New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association’s 31st annual Awards Gala, Donald Horn of Mayfair Farms was awarded the 2015 Deborah Roy-Dowdell Lifetime Achievement Award. Horn was one of the founding board members of the Association.

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“There were more nominations in each category than ever before, which is testament to how many superb restaurant and hospitality leaders there are in New Jersey,” said Marilou Halvorsen, president of the NJRHA. The annual awards gala, a black tie event, to honor the winners and celebrate the restaurant and hospitality industry, was held at the beautiful Stone House in Sterling Ridge on Monday, November 30, 2015.


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Dance Company Spring Concert MARCH 4 & 5, 8PM. MARCH 6, 2PM

Performing are 50 talented MHS dancers, chosen by professional choreographers, to create electric, memorable performances ranging in style from ballet, modern and contemporary to swing, jazz, tap and hip-hop. The company’s history of studentprofessional collaboration has established a tradition of excellence and excitement. Montclair High School Auditorium, 141 Park St., Montclair. 973-509-4100.

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Ongoing Throughout March Installation of Pueblo Indian Pottery

Focusing both on traditional patterns and centuries-old techniques and innovative approaches by the current generation of established pottery families, the installation offers an overview of historic and contemporary practices in this important Native American pottery collection. Runs thru Dec. 31. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-555. www.

Wondrous Worlds Exhibit Exhibit: “We Found Our Way: Newark Portraits From the Great Migration”

The Krueger-Scott Oral History Collection, consisting of interviews with more than 100 African-American Newark residents who migrated from the South between 1910 and 1970, will be the subject of this Black History Celebration Exhibit. Runs thru April 2. Newark Public Library, Main Library, 5 Washington St., 2nd Floor Gallery, Newark. 973-733-7784. www.kruegerscott.

Seven Wonders Planetarium Show

Featuring more than 100 outstanding works of art from the extraordinary collections, “Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place” will showcase the long history, vast geographic expanse and amazing diversity of works of art in the Islamic world. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550. www.

Travel to Egypt to visit the Great Pyramids, Persia to see the Mausoleum and Babylon to explore the fabled Hanging Gardens. Go to Greece to tour the Temples of Zeus. Travel out into space to examine Seven Wonders of the Universe: from the spectacular Orion nebula to the gargantuan black hole at the heart of the galaxy M87. Ages 9- adult. Wed.– Fri. 2pm. Sat. & Sun., 2 & 4pm. Newark Museum, Planetarium, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

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One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure Planetarium Shows

Explore the night sky with friends from Sesame Street. Big Bird’s adventure begins on Sesame Street when Elmo’s friend, Hu Hu Zhu, visits from China. Together they watch a sunset, locate the Big Dipper, the North Star and the Moon in the night sky. Call for dates and times. Newark Museum, Planetarium, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

March For Babies

March for Babies is the March of Dimes premier fundraising event. It supports programs that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies, and funds research to find causes and preventions. Walking since 1970 has raised an incredible $2.3 billion to benefit all babies. This year, 3 million people will join the family, friends and colleagues in nearly 700 communities across the nation. May 1. csRegistration time: 8am. Start time: 9am. Brookdale Park, Watchung Ave & Broad St., Bloomfield. 973-882-0700. indicates family/child friendly event.

Premiere Personal Training American Visions: 1870–1940

A sweeping survey of American art at the turn of the 20th century, American Visions: 1870-1940 traces the emergence of a truly American style of painting by concentrating on regional artists’ colonies established across the United States during this period. Runs thru June 19. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-555. www.

Tuesday, March 1 Suport Group

Support group for people with depression and/or bipolar disorder. Family and friends are a priority and each week there will be an opportunity for learning and growth. Ages 18-25. Tuesdays 7:309pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-994-1143. morristownarea

Career Services

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

Summer Camp Registration

Offering weekly sessions for boys and girls ages 3 and up. SummerFun (mornings), Girls’ Gymnastics, Lights/ Camera/Action, Fit & Fun Camp (afternoons) and Travel Camp (all day) and a NEW Jr. Warrior Mini Camp. Full Day/Half Day, combine and SAVE! Extended hours. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242.

Computer Classes

Computer training is available to all women at all levels. March classes are: Intro to Windows, the Internet & Email, Intro to WORD, Basic EXCEL, and Outlook. Please call for dates and times; NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Hilton 3D CAD Workshop

Computer generated animation, gaming landscapes and consumer products all start as 3D computer models. This 8-week workshop will present new and returning participants with the opportunity to learn the basics or advance proficiency in Rhino 3D, a user-friendly industrial-strength 3D CAD program. 5-6pm. Runs Tuesdays thru April 19. Maplewood Library Hilton Branch, 1688 Springfield Ave., Maplewood. 973-762-1688.

Rainbows Support Group

A 10-week support group for children 5 to 12 years old grieving a loss from a life-altering crisis such as death, separation, divorce or other painful transitions. Please call for dates and times; NCJW/ Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973994-4994.

Tai Chi Class

Tai Chi is a series of precise flowing movements that develop balance, strength, flexibility, focus, endurance, and calmness. Meets weekly on Tuesdays. 11:30am-12:45pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. Call to register. 908-598-5548.

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Pathways, a program of The Connection for Women and Families in Summit is offering this ongoing exercise program designed to increase energy levels, strengthen bones, flexibility, range of motion and build muscle. Enjoy the support and camaraderie of the group. Free. 1:15–2pm. 908-273-4242, ext 154.

Computer Training

Are you new to computers? Want to touch up on your computer skills? Offering a 30 minute one-on-one session for all your computer needs. Springfield Free Public Library, Reference desk, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-76 4930 x229.

Summers Shine at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Whether your child is interested in nature, science, art, or dance, the Arboretum’s Elephant Tree Camp has a fun offering just for them. The camps are renowned for their high quality as well as the alignment with the current curriculum standards set by the Board of Education—so children have a lot of fun while they learn. Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-273-8787 x 1515. (continued on page 12)

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Women’s Workshops

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March programs are: Managing Your Weight, Health, and Eating, and Loss and Grief: How to Handle the Stages and Manage Your Sorrow. Please call for dates and times. Free for NCJW members. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-9944994.

Digital Device Clinics

Get free one-on-one support for using your e-reader, tablet, smartphone, or other electronic device. The clinics will take place during the Create Space dropin hours. Open to adults, teens and children. Maplewood Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood.973-762-1622. The Morris County Park Commission offers a range of programs for kids with a variety of interests. Choose from Adventures in Nature, where campers explore the rugged outdoors, Camp Sunrise Lake for those looking for swimming, boating and beach-side activities, Travels in Time offers kids ‘Recipes for Adventure,’ and they learn to cook in different time periods, 1840s, 1880s, and 1920s and Junior Police Academy if you are interested in a career in law enforcement.

ESL Groups Forming

Improve your English skills in a small class with individualized attention. Space is limited. Please call or email for scheduling details and to reserve. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-2281843.

Yoga Instructor Certification

Deepen your practice or if you wish to teach Yoga, this course is a beautiful gift for your personal and professional unfoldment. Certify in 9 months. Call or visit their website for pricing, time and date options. Tuesdays 6:30–9:30pm. The School of Royal Yoga, 57 Main St., Chester. 908-8799648.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Walk/Run

The NOCC New York and New Jersey Chapters’ First Annual Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer® is just around the corner. Join in on Saturday, April 2nd at Liberty State Park and empower the community to take action. Register online now. Volunteers needed. Liberty State Park, 200 Morris Pesin Drive, Jersey City. 646-588-0535.

Book Donations Wanted

Gently used books, CDs, DVDs, book ends, reading lights and bookmarks are wanted. Items may be dropped off thru April 14. Book sale April 21 to April 24. Volunteers are also needed. Long Hill Township Library lobby, 917 Valley Rd., Gillette. 908-647-1278.

Story Bears Program

Story Bears is for children 3 year olds thru Kindergarten. Caregivers are asked to remain in the library while the children are in storytime. No registration required. 10-10:30am. Also Tues. March 8, 1pm. Summit Free Library, 75 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-0350.

Tuesday Evening Yoga

Taking inspiration from the magnificent natural beauty around us, we flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. Each class will end with restorative postures and meditative breath-work to leave you feeling calm and rejuvenated. All levels welcome. Bring your own mat. Instructor: Jennifer Hondru-Celestin. Call to register. 7–8:15pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

Book Discussion

“The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd. Bring a friend. 2:30pm. Free. West Orange Public Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave., W. Orange 1:30-973-736-0198.

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he National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC)—NYC and NJ Chapters, are hosting their 1st Annual Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer®. Organized by local Chapter leaders and volunteers, this event celebrates survivors, remembers those we’ve lost to ovarian cancer, and engages the community to run or walk for a cure. Registration will open at 9am. The 5K Race (USTA certified) will start at 11am with the 5K walk starting at 11:30am. Runners, walkers, survivors, teams and enthusiastic family members are encouraged to register and participate. Sponsorships and donations are welcome and appreciated.

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Ph: 973.428.9529 Wednesday, March 2 Gentle Chair Yoga

A yoga class for older adults. Meets weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays. 11:30am-12:30pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. Call to register. 908-598-5548.

Mary Poppins a Production Musical

Featuring an irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, Mary Poppins is a “practically perfect” musical for the entire family, bringing wild special effects, breath-taking dance numbers, and unforgettable characters. March 2 & 3, 6pm; March 4 & 5, 7:30pm; March 6, at 2 pm. Summit High School, 125 Kent Place Blvd., Summit.

Gen Y Networking Group

Gen Y Networking Group is a forum dedicated to Generation Y young adults interested in job search, networking, and career development. Meetings will take place on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. 7pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www.chathamlibraryorg

Weekly Tai Chi

A combination of movement, meditation, and principals will be practiced at this one hour class. Registration not required. March 2 & 16, March10 & 24.10:30am. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove Library. 973-239-1447.

Fireside Meditation

Participants will learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each session. All levels welcome. Space is limited—so please register early. Instrcutor: John E. Welshons. From 7-9pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair. 973-744-4752.

Technology Meetup Group

Meet with people interested in technology. View video programs presented by Pluralsight and discuss topics. Topics vary and are selected by the participants. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:45pm. Summit Free Library, 75 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-0350.

Backyard Composting Seminar

Presented by Gray Russell, Sustainability Officer, Township of Montclair. Discover how to transform leaves, grass clippings, garden trimmings, and certain kitchen scraps into a healthy, nutrient-rich organic soil conditioner. Learn the Five Essentials of successful composting, the many uses of compost, and appropriate bin selection and placement. Registration required. 6:30pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837. State of N.J. License/Registration # 13VH00192900

Conversational Spanish Class

For new beginners. Learn to speak Spanish in a small group setting and conversational approach. Native-speaker, certified teachers. Ten-week sessions. Registration required. Please call or e-mail. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973228-1843.

Preschool Registration

A Certified Preschool at The Connection for ages 3-5 with flexible hours to suit any schedule. Visit their beautiful state-of-the-art classroom, where learning and discovery takes place on a daily basis…it’s so much more that ABCs. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242.

Prenatal Yoga

A beautiful class designed especially for expectant mothers to learn how to breathe, relax, stretch, and connect with the precious life within. Wednesdays March 2, 9, 16, 23. 5:45– 6:45pm. The School of Royal Yoga, 57 Main St., Chester. 908879-9648.

Income Tax Assistance

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will be held on Wednesdays, March 2-April 13. 10am-2pm. Bring all your financial records from 2015, copies of your 2014 Federal and State tax returns, and all printed and blank forms from the Internal Revenue Service. Call for appointment. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www.chathamlibraryorg

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Preschool Story Time

Preschool age children, 3-5yrs, and their caregivers enjoy old and new picture books, create arts and crafts, and meet other children from the Nutley area. Registration is required. Nutley residents will receive priority registration. Also March 9, 23 & 30 at 10am. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. 973-667-0405.

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There are great bargains on a wide assortment of fine and costume jewelry, watches, designer sunglasses and small home décor items. New inventory every week. 100% of the proceeds fund eyeglasses for the needy in the U.S. The Shop also accepts donations of jewelry, watches and small gift items to fund their eyeglass voucher program. Thursdays 1pm-3pm. New Eyes for the Needy, 549 Millburn Ave., Short Hills. 973-376-4903.

Music at the Library

The library will be hosting, La Bella Musica, a quartet of local residents, who came together to celebrate their love of traditional Italian music. They are honored to share their renditions of classic regional compositions. 7pm. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove Library. 973-239-1447.

Laughter Yoga

Pradep Nair, Laughter Consultant at HomeWell Senior Home Care of Morris County, will teach this unique exercise routine which combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing. Laughter yoga elevates mood, improves health, gives you more energy, and builds a positive attitude. 1pm–1:45pm. Call to Register. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

Lots Of Laughs @ Bergenpac Vol. 3

It’s the third installment of 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. Featuring host Maureen Langan, Jacob Williams, Jon Laster and Rich Vos. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

AARP Tax-Aide Program

Free tax preparation for middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special attention to those over 60. Counselors provided by AARP through its foundation in conjunction with the IRS. Area residents in Essex, Morris and Union Counties do not need to be an AARP member or retiree to use the service. 9am–Noon. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. Call to register. 908-5985509.

“Becky Shaw” Production

When Suzanna decides to set her best friend Max up on a blind date with her husband’s mysterious co-worker, Becky Shaw, she sets into motion a series of cataclysmic events forever changing all of their lives. Mixing sharp wit and humor with the taut suspense of a psychological thriller, Becky Shaw is a comedy of romantic errors that keeps audiences at the edge of their seats guessing what will happen next. Runs thru March 6. Call for dates and times. Centenary Stage Company, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-9790900.

Shrek The Musical

Lunch and Learn

This month’s theme is “Move”. Did you know that less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day? Join us to learn more. Bring a bag lunch if you like; we will serve light refreshments. Noon. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove Library. 973-239-1447.

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Join Miss Erin for some crazy math fun! Things we’ve done in the past: bouncy dice explosion, glow in the dark geometry, and the toilet paper olympics. Find out what kind of fun math we’ll come up with next! Sign up for one day, or all 8 weeks. 4-5pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

CHS Theatre Department presents straight from the swamp…Shrek The Musical. March 3, 6pm. March 4, 7:30pm. March 5, 2pm. March 5, 7:30pm. Chatham High School, 255 Lafayette Ave., Chatham. 973-457-2505.

Unwind and Color: Adult Coloring Group

Enjoy this new and popular trend of relaxation. Materials are included. 7pm. Also March 4, 10:30am. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. 973667-0405.

“SAT vs ACT College Workshop”

C2 Education is partnering with the West Caldwell Public Library to offer a college workshop about the differences between the SAT and the ACT and which test is best for you. This workshop is geared for high school students in grades 9-12 and their parents. Free. Registration required. 6:30pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

Wynonna & The Big Noise: Stories & Song Tour 2016

Punk Rock or Power Suits? Fashion in the 1980s

Nancy Deihl, Director of M.A. Program in Costume Studies at New York University, presents fashion in the 1980s highlighting an international roster of designers, fashion icons and the influence of “yuppie” style. 7pm. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121.

Teen-Young Adult Yoga

This program is tailored to Special Needs Teens and Young Adults. Yoga assists the ability to focus and concentrate and helps improve both fine and gross motor skills. It contributes to improved communication and an increased desire to build responsive and interactive relationships. 4:15-5pm. The Center for Special Needs, Inc., 57 Main St., Chester. 908-879-9648. www.

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Trained AARP volunteers will complete your tax return and send it in electronically. This “E-filing” insures greater accuracy and processing speed. Tenant rebate and property tax rebate forms in addition to Federal and NJ income tax returns. Participants do not need to be residents of Chatham nor have an AARP membership. Runs thru April 14. Appointments 9:30am-12:30pm. Senior bus available for Chatham residents. Chatham Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-6354565.

Adult Forum “Lunch & Learn”

Everyone has a story to tell. For Wynonna Judd, her stories have always been told through music with one of the most influential and important voices of our generation. You’ll hear tales from an iconic artist who has met extraordinary people and been blessed with amazing opportunities throughout her unparalleled 32 year career. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

The Drowsy Chaperone Musical

The story concerns a middle-aged, asocial musical theatre fan; as he plays the record of his favorite musical, the 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, the show comes to life onstage as he wryly comments on the music, story, and actors. Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar. Also March 4 & 5. 7:30pm. Verona High School Auditorium, 151 Fairview Ave., Verona.

Hirschhorn speaker Carol Simon Levin presents “Nobody Owns the Sky: Fascinating Stories of Forgotten Female Aviators.” Learn about women who executed audacious acrobatic aerial maneuvers, soloed across the English Channel, barnstormed and buzzed beneath New York’s bridges. Lunch 12:30pm program1pm. Call to place your lunch order by Wed. Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Ave., Millburn. 973-533-1809.

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Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga is a 45-minute class which includes guided relaxation, breathwork, seated stretching/poses and standing stretching/poses (with the assistance of a chair). All poses can be modified based on your level of mobility and all are welcome. Also March 18.12:301:15pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-76 4930.

Fun-to-be-Fit Exercise Class

General exercise class for older adults. Meets weekly on Fridays. 11:30am– 2:30pm. Call to register. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

Boost Your Mood Seminar

Join Maya Taylor, RN, from Saint Barnabas Medical Center, to learn simple ways to lower stress, boost your mood, and get more energy to help fight winter blues. Free. Registration required. 1pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 1-888-724-7123.

Porchistas Perform

A great night of music at T-Bar with some of Hudson County’s finest rock “n” rollers meeting up with The Porchistas to grace the Tierneys stage. Special guestsHead Cheerleader and Karyn Kuhl Band. 8:30pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair.

The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series

The Odessa Klezmer Band performs. The Baron-Montemurro Duo opens. 8-11pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489.

Saturday, March 5 Los Lobos Performs

Celebrate the Mexican-American experience in the U.S. through song, dance, music and film in this new multimedia production, featuring multiple Grammy Award-winners Los Lobos and dancers from Ballet Folklorico Mexicano. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973539-8008.

Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort

Pink Tie Guys 2016

This year’s “Pink Tie Guys,” all top executives and business leaders in northern New Jersey, have made a personal commitment to actively and financially support the Susan G. Komen North Jersey mission to save lives and end breast cancer. The elegant cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be a prelude to an exquisitely-prepared dinner, intermingled with a bit of dancing to the rock ‘n roll sounds of The Kootz band. Rest assured, with an abundance of coveted silent auction items and a thrilling live auction, there will be lots of chances for guests to “be a part of the cure.” 9-Midnight. Pleasantdale Chateau, 757 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange. 908-277-2904.

In “Southern Comfort,” Regina interprets her own roots through a modern lens. “In the Appalachians there were Scottish and Irish descendants, slaves and Native Americans. It was a cultural hodgepodge and the music resulting from it is intoxicating.” 8pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-3132787.

Best of Essex Winner–3 Years in a Row! Story Pirates: Kidz Cabaret Series

A sketch comedy musical based on favorite stories written by kids from around the country, plus a segment that’s entirely improvised according to suggestions from kids in the audience. 1 & 3pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Author Visit

Alison Ashley Formento is the author of multi-award-winning nature picture books. “Twigs “ is her debut young adult novel. Registration required. 11am. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837. www.

Little Cooks and Storybooks Kids Class

Maple Sugar Festival

Head outside and watch steam billow from the evaporator, and become engulfed in the sweet smell of maple sugar. See maple cream making first hand and taste the final product. Enjoy a variety of crafts and games, and maple snow cones. Noon-4pm. Great Swamp, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township. 973-538-3500.

Story Time with Children’s Book Author Tara Lazar

Ms. Lazar is the author of “Monstore” and “I Thought This Was a Bear Book.” Her mischievous personality led her to write picture books. Free family program. No sign-up is needed. 10:30am. Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville. 908766-0118.

Join Chef Eileen Maher and participate in cooking muncha muncha muncha— big bunny salad, pea-sto pasta, bunny bites—carrot coconut macaroons. 3-7 yrs with parent. 10am -Noon. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. www.

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Livingston Symphony Orchestra Concert

Theatre Night – “Driving Miss Daisy”

This “Dance Mix” concert features a celebration of cultural flavors with Glierre’s “Russian Sailor Dance,” Brahms” “Hungarian Dances #’s 1 and 3, selections from Aaron Copland’s “Rodeo,” and Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances.” Under the direction of Maestro Anthony La Gruth. 7:30pm. MT Pleasant Middle School Auditorium, 11 Broadlawn Drive, Livingston. 973-980-1809. www.lsonj. org

Billy Hector Performs

Whether Billy Hector is teasing you with his sultry slidework, picking through delta blues or flat-out cranking it up and crunching out the electric blues/rock on his beloved vintage Fender Stratocaster, his music reflects the true soul and origins of the blues. 9pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair.

Onstage Café At Shea

A Fiddler’s Feast brings together two acclaimed string duos to share the stage for a night of fiddling fun, delivering everything from Scottish dance music to wide range of American roots genres. Onstage seating features a sumptuous dinner and dessert buffet, open beerand-wine bar. Dinner ticket holders should arrive at 6:30pm. William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-720-2000. www.wpunj. edu/culture/

Nor’Easter performs. Beginners’ workshop at 7:30pm. No partner necessary. Carry in clean softsoled shoes for dancing. Free. First Presbyterian Church, Parish House, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973-2956864.

Join us in supporting SAGE’s programs and services to older adults in the region and enjoy at night at the theatre. The featured presentation is “Driving Miss Daisy”. 8pm. Call or email for tickets. The Summit Playhouse, 10 New England Ave., Summit. 908-598-5504.

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Cocktail Party Inspired by “Downton Abbey”

While listening to music of the era, sample appetizers and “new-fangled” cocktails that were recently introduced to Downton. Join in convivial conversation about favorite characters or about the many plot turns and twists!. A special guest speaker will talk about the amazing historical changes that took place during the series. “Downton Abbey” inspired dress is highly encouraged. 6:30-10pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 ext 2.

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Reel Entertainment Night

Featuring short films and musical entertainment by young adults who grew up at B’nai Shalom. 5-7:30pm. Wine and cheese refreshments for your enjoyment. B’nai Shalom, West Orange. 973-731-0160 x207.

Bob Dylan’s 75th Birthday Celebration featuring The Kennedys, Lucy Kaplansky, Guy Davis, and Rod MacDonald. 8-10:30pm. First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

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“Girl Talk: A Women’s Poetry Reading”

In honor of Women’s History Month, 30 women poets from throughout New Jersey will read some of their published poems dealing with various women’s issues. Free. 1pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.


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Special Needs Children’s Yoga

Yoga can improve children’s ability to focus and concentrate, develop fine and gross motor skills and also contribute to an increase in successful communication and the desire to build responsive and interactive relationships. Ages 9 & up. Also March 12. Noon-1pm. The Center for Special Needs, Inc., 57 Main St., Chester. 908-879-9648.

Million Dollar Bash

A comedian, writer, actress, and voice artist Wanda Sykes was also named one of the 25 funniest people in America. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Teen Yoga class

Tone your body and get fit. Improve confidence and self-esteem. 9:30–10:30am. Ages 13-16.Also March 12. The School of Royal Yoga, 57 Main St., Chester. 908-8799648.

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Inspired by The New York Times Top 10 best-selling children’s books, this lively new musical “buzzes” with the inventive energy of childhood as Ladybug Girl, Bumblebee Boy and their friends use the power of imagination to explore the world around them. Ages 4-10. 1:30 & 4pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Historic House Tours of the Crane House & Historic YWCA

The people who lived and worked at the Crane House tell the story of not only Montclair, but also New Jersey from its early years to a country embroiled in Civil Rights. Hearth cooking demonstrations the first Sunday of each month and on Family Fun Days. See what’s growing at the farm, meet the chickens, and visit the Museum Shop. Sundays from 1-4pm. Crane House & Historic YWCA, 108 Orange Rd., Montclair.

Maple Sugaring Fest

The day’s events include the history of tapping, cooking, and preparing the syrup, as well as lots of fun activities for the whole family. Families with children ages 5+. 1-4pm. Reeves-Reed Arboretum,165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-273-8787, x1010. www.reeves-reed

Joan Baez Performs

She remains a musical force of nature whose influence is incalculable. Her earliest recordings fed a host of traditional ballads into the rock vernacular, before she unselfconsciously introduced Bob Dylan to the world in 1963, beginning a tradition of mutual mentoring that continues to this day. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

La Cinémathèque Film Club: Bergman Series

Ingmar Bergman was a Swedish director, writer, and producer who worked in film, television, and theatre. Bergman is recognized as one of the most accomplished and influential auteurs – a filmmaker whose personal influence and artistic control over a movie are so great that the filmmaker is regarded as the author of the movie. 2pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-3132787.

Bobby Sanabria & Quarteto Aché

“I’ve Got a Little Twist” Musical Production

The show features favorites from Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bernstein, Sondheim, Lerner & Loewe, Meredith Willson, and Jerry Herman. Life is a cabaret and so is this show. 2pm. Morris Museum, Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-9713700.

Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Concert

The Guthrie Brothers will perform “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Mrs. Robinson,” and other favorites. Light refreshments will be served. 2pm. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP. 973-226-8636.

Music Fundraising Concert

“The Sounds of Music, An Afternoon of Musical Theater”, will feature music from Carousel, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, and other marvelous musicals, as performed by Union’s own choirs and other singing members of Union. Union Congregational Church 176 Cooper Ave., Montclair. 973-744-7424 x204.

End of Life Issues mini- mester

Sponsored by Learners@B’nai Shalom. The session features Rabbi Robert Tobin giving the Jewish perspective and Rabbi Stanley Asekoff presenting the role of chaplains and additional support. The last session will focus on Pre-planning a Funeral, why and how. Learn about the issues everyone has to encounter faced with inevitable life cycle events with loved ones. Free and open to the community. Also March 13. 10amNoon. B’nai Shalom, West Orange. 973731-0160 x207.

A leader in the Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and jazz fields as a drummer and percussionist, multi-Grammy nominee Bobby Sanabria brings Quarteto Aché to Dorthaan’s Place, NJPAC’s Sunday jazz brunch series. 11am & 1pm. NICO Kitchen + Bar, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

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The area’s best rising stars with Special Guests from major clubs, radio & TV. Special Guest: Doug Karpf. Sundays 7:30pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. www.

Julie Maloney of Women Reading Aloud will conduct an up close and personal interview with award-winning New Jersey poet Maria Mazziotti Gillan. Ms. Gillan is a recipient of the 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. 2pm. Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-0118.

Join Intuitive Counselor, Sue Waldman, every other week, and learn a new topic on personal growth and spiritual development. 8pm. Registration is Required. Call for venue. 973-857-4357 (HELP).

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Learn to Cook Over an Open Hearth

Food historian Carolina Capehart leads a hands-on class that introduces guests to historic food preparation. Learn how our ancestors prepared their food using traditional tools and techniques. Registration required. Noon-5pm. Crane House & Historic YWCA, 108 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

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The Maplewood Garden Club invites Andrea Filippone to tell about “The Ins and Outs of Boxwood in a Sustainable Landscape in the Heart of Deer Country. ” Andrea, a landscape and interior designer, will inform us of the vast variety of Boxwood cultivars and how to use them in our gardens. Boxwoods are key to providing structure and definition to so much of our landscape which is currently overrun with deer. 7:30pm. Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood.

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A concert of beloved pop songs to be performed by members of the New Jersey Music Society. 2pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-76 4930.,

Storytelling Arts – A Celebration of Story at Van Vleck

Taking inspiration from the magnificent natural beauty around you, flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. All levels welcome. Bring your mat. Thru April 25. 9:30– 10:45am. Instructor: Jennifer Hondru-Celestin. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

DVD Lecture Series

“Medical School for Everyone” lecture series is intended to increase understanding of how doctors diagnose and treat diseases and how to improve your own health by being an active and informed patient. Each session consists of three 30min. lectures. Mondays thru March 28.10am. Chatham Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565.

Tuesday, March 8 Adonis Gonzalez Performs

Adults and children alike will be delighted as they are taken on a magical journey through the rich storytelling of Master Storytellers. 2– 4pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 609-430-1922.

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Dan Levinson will be hosting a tribute to cornet legend Bix Beiderbecke, during the week of Bix’s birthday. Featuring cornet soloists in the Beiderbecke tradition, Mike Davis and Chicago’s own Andy Schumm. They will be re-creating Bix’s most memorable solos in lush, three-part harmony with Dan on the rarely heard, seldom seen C-melody saxophone, an instrument inexorably linked to Bix’s music. 8pm. (discount for advance purchase) The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-9713706.

The Importance of Sleep

As part of Sleep Awareness Week, join Jacqueline Morgado, RPSGT, Lead Technologist with The Center for Sleep Disorders at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, to learn about the health benefits of sleep and its importance to safety and productivity. Free; registration required. 6pm. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston. 1-888-724-7123.

Conversational Spanish Class

For advanced beginners with previous experience. Build on the basics and progress to the next level. Conversational approach, small group setting with native-speaker, certified teachers. Ten-week sessions. Registration required. Please call or e-mail. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell.973-228-1843. 20

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Grammy-nominated pianist Adonis Gonzalez performs an evening of Latin-American music featuring works of Villa-Lobos, Albéniz, and Ginastera. 7:30pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Project H.O.P.E. Spring Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series

The Saint Barnabas Cancer Program presents this series which addresses the unique support needs of cancer patients who have completed treatment. March topics include navigating care following treatment, understanding long term and late effects of treatment and nutritional needs. Free; registration required. Also Mrch 15 and 29; 6:30pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-322-2671.

Tuesday Evening Yoga

Taking inspiration from the magnificent natural beauty around us, flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. All levels welcome. Bring your mat. 7-8:15pm.. Instructor: Jennifer Hondru-Celestin. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-7444752.

‘Safe Shredding’

A safe way to discard those personal or financial papers you want to get rid of. Call the temple to arrange a drop off or inquire about our other dates. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

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Meet author, Mary Bruno as she reads from her environmental memoir about growing up along the Passaic, as she takes you on a virtual tour down NJ’s longest and most historic river. 7-8pm. Mendham Township Library, 2 West Main St., Brookside. 973-543-4018.

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Learn to make hand painted Ukrainian Easter eggs. Learn the detailed technique of drawing using beeswax, dying and then drawing again and again. All levels are welcome. Instructions will be simple and easy to follow. All supplies provided by library. Bring 1 or 2 hollow eggs. Registration is required. Mendham Township Library, 2 West Main St., Brookside. 973-543-4018. programs@

Beautiful Edibles

Presentation on achieving beautiful design using edibles. Plants discussed will include trees, shrubs, vines, annuals, and perennials that offer attractive flowers, foliage, or fruits. 10am–12pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

Temple Sholom TYKES

Create a special art project, sing a few songs, hear a Jewish story, and have a snack. Free. Also a temple wide pasta dinner served that evening. Please RSVP to reserve your TYKES spot and for the Pasta Dinner. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

Strength Training Classes

Two fitness sessions will be offered by Instructor Lena Kalle. Cardio, strength, and stretch to a more fit and healthier you. Equipment provided by instructor. Bring water to stay hydrated. Also March 22. No registration required. 9:30am. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove Library. 973-239-1447.

“Savor the Flavor.” Jenn Luster, RD from Chatham ShopRite, will discuss how to add flavor to your meals without adding the salt. Senior bus available for transport for Chatham residents. 12:45pm. Call to reserve bus. Chatham Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565.

Wednesday, March 9 Jorma Kaukonen Performs

Jorma Kaukonen has been one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and Americana, and at the forefront of popular rock-and-roll. A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame he is a founding member of two legendary bands, Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. 7:30pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-3132787.



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A primary school education involves a long-term commitment to a child, in an environment that meets individual learning styles and conveys an overarching mission. Trinity Academy offers students these benefits and more, resulting in its being recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School.


arents who seek an academically challenging curriculum, coupled with Christian principles, continue to choose nationally recognized Trinity Academy. Its Pre-K through eighth grade program is the only school offering a Catholic, faith-based education in the West Essex area. Principal Mary N. Cassels explains that religion and values are imbued throughout the curriculum. Children of any religious denomination may attend Trinity Academy, however. Cassels says, “The benefits of our individualized attention and ability to speak freely about moral and ethical issues makes a Trinity education right for a lot of children.”

At Trinity, the fundamentals of an elementary school education and the development of the whole person are emphasized. Its faculty, students and staff are committed to promoting a love of learning, a desire for academic excellence and a respect for each other grounded in their shared Catholic faith. Community service and giving back are at the core of Trinity’s Catholic mission and message: • Within a strong academic setting, students are instilled with the knowledge, skills and desire for learning that will enable them to pursue excellence and become the leaders of tomorrow. • Spiritual development is fostered by offering Catholic values and church teachings to help students make moral and intelligent decisions. • Social values are bolstered by teaching students that they have a responsibility toward all people. Additionally, value is placed on the parents’ role as their child’s primary educator. Cassels praises Trinity’s community of parents who have demonstrated a high level of involvement and commitment to the school. “They share a common viewpoint and want their children, and the school, to succeed.” Cassels notes that students’ test scores are above the national average and are among the highest of the elementary schools


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affiliated with the Newark Archdiocese. She adds that eighth graders are prepared for the competitive entrance exams of Catholic and private high schools in the area, noting proudly that “they all get in.” Trinity Academy is not just academics, however. All students, Pre-K to eighth grade, utilize technology in the classroom with iPads, Chromebooks and Smartboards. “We continually upgrade our computer technology with the latest hardware and software.” Students participate in an array of activities such as music, art, drama and sports. These extra-curricular activities are inclusive; no try-outs, no cuts. Notably, Trinity does not solely require an entrance exam to qualify for admission. Cassels explains, “We accommodate children with different levels of learning ability and we respect the uniqueness of each child.” This is achieved through small class sizes, differentiating instruction methods and a collaborative effort among staff. The cumulative effect of this holistic approach has garnered Trinity Academy

recognition as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School. Trinity was one of 335 schools nationwide, and one of only 50 private schools, to receive the prestigious award from the United States Department of Education. “We’re very excited for the recognition of the work we’ve been doing for a long time,” says Cassels.

Trinity Academy, celebrating its 25th Anniversary, is located at 235 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell. Visit www.trinityk8. org or call 973-226-3386 to learn about open house events or to schedule a visit the school. Trinity is hosting an Open House on March 6th, and starts accepting registrations for the 2016-17 academic year beginning on March 15th.

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Camp SPOTLIGHTS Barnstable Academy

Campus Kids – Weekday Sleep-Away Camp

8 Wright Way, Oakland, NJ Director: Luanne McGann, Director of Admissions and Outreach Age Groups: Grades 6-12 Our EPIC! Summer School Program offers students in grades 5-12 a chance to make up a class, retake a class, or get a head start on the next school year. This 5-week program offers Algebra, Biology, Chemistry, History, Spanish, English and more. Learn more at

Blairstown, NJ 973-845-9260 Director: Tom Riddleberger Age Groups: 7 to 15, co-ed An ideal first sleep-away camp, at any age. Monday to Friday is spent at camp, home with the family on weekends. Transportation included. Each camper chooses his/her activities every day: sports, fine arts, performing arts, swimming, or nature. Located on the rural campus of Blair Academy. Amazing facilities, and comfortable dorms. ACA-Accredited for 26 years.

The Craig School

Lower Middle School 15 Tower Hill Rd, Mountain Lakes, NJ The Craig High School 310 Lathrop Ave, Boonton, NJ 973-334-1295 X 212 Director: Nicole Moon Age Groups: 2nd grade thru 11th grade Summertime provides a great opportunity for students to extend their learning throughout the year. The Craig School offers a four-week comprehensive program that focuses on reading, writing, math and learning strategies. The morning program is focused on academics and the afternoon program offers enrichment in art, computers, drama, science and sports.

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








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Counseling Center, LLC Therapeutic Summer Different programs on New Milford and Jersey City campuses. New Milford: 1092 Carnation Drive, New Milford 201- 338-8320 Ext. 102 Contact: Marie Farret Age Groups: 5-12 Jersey City: 209 Third Street, Jersey City 201- 338-8320 Ext. 210 Contact: Deborah Steenhout Age Groups: 3-9 Offer a bilingual summer to your child! The French American Academy offers a summer program from June 27 to August 19 in Jersey City and 3-week programs (06/27 to 07/01; 07/25 to 07/29; 08/29 to 09/02) in New Milford. The summer camp programs are theme-based with French language workshops everyday and the activities such as Arts, Sports and Cooking can be conducted either in French or in English. Contact us for more information.

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skills that will last a lifetime. Develop an enthusiasm for life while learning social and emotional skills, make friends, have fun! Enjoy many activities such as: Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Swimming, Yoga, Drama, Academic Programs, Arts & Crafts, Video Game Competition, Camp Out, Color War, Field Trips, Kayaking/Sailing, Rock Climbing, Helicopter Rides, and so much more. While having summer fun, we teach children underlying skills they need to help them understand and acquire both basic and advance social skills, using a total communication/behavior approach. SFCC C.A.M.P. Summer Program is custom to your child's need.

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International Ivy Summer Enrichment Program 12 locations across NJ including Caldwell, Chatham, Short Hills, Scotch Plains, Livingston, Summit and Far Hills 908-899-1338 Director: Lily Wong Age Groups: 5-14 International Ivy Summer Enrichment Program provides fun and intellectually stimulating experiences to fuel young people’s interest and creativity. Kids design video games, build robots, tinker with the engineering of gadgets, conduct experiments and make films. Kids learn best by doing. There are many classes in STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

Kent Place Summer Camp 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ 908-273-0900 ext. 297 Director: Donna Ray Age Groups: Ages 3-15 Kent Place Summer Camp, held on the beautiful Kent Place School campus in Summit, NJ, is 11 weeks of fun for boys and girls ages 3-15. From the conventional Day Camps, to Creative Arts Workshop, Passport Camp and Summer Academy, there is always something new and exciting for each child to experience.

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85 Summit Avenue, Summit • 973-377-6284 650 Shunpike Road, Chatham • 973-377-6284 900 South Avenue West, Westfield • 973-377-6284 35 East Northfield Road, Livingston • 973-377-6284 Mathnasium’s summer programs will strengthen your child’s math skills and confidence, and prepare him/her for all future math-related studies. For some students, this means a solid review of prior math materials. For others, it means getting a preview of what is to come in the next school year and beyond. For most, it means both a mathematical review and preview, to lay the solid groundwork necessary for future success. Enrollment is limited, so call early.

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Musical Theatre Conservatory

Livingston, NJ • 973-868-6529 Directors: Randy Elman and Mary Brienza Age Group: 7-18 MTC’s Broadway Boot Camp offers exciting classes in Singing, Dancing, TV/Acting, Comedy, Stage Combat, Stage Make-Up, Hip Hop and Audition Technique taught by theatre professionals in a positive and nurturing environment. In just three weeks, students travel from classes to rehearsals, culminating in a costumed Broadway Cabaret! Students meet and study with agents and TV and Broadway actors. The final show is performed in NYC. The camp runs from July 5-23.

New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts: Kids on Stage

593 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ 973-566-9700 • Directors: Beth Baur and Robert Sapoff Age Groups: Kids (Grades 3-5), Tweens (Grades 6-8), Teens (Grades 9-12) New Jersey School for Dramatic Arts offers several camps. Kids On Stage is a four-week performing arts camp for grades 3-5. SummerStage is a five-week performing arts camp for grades 6-12. The summer production will be “Fame, Jr”, this year. They also offer one week Tween/Teen specialty camps in acting, musical theater and improv comedy.

Newark Academy Summer Programs

Session provides summer academic experience including advance credit, enrichment and skill development courses.

Prime Time & Pre-School Prime Time Summer Arts 14 South Street, Montclair, NJ 973-655-9819 Director: Sharron Miller, Artistic Director and Sharon Alonzo, Camp Director Contact: Crystal Hopkins or Stacy Costner Age Groups: Prime Time – 6-14 Preschool Prime Time – 3-5 Both Preschool and Prime Time Summer Arts are programs that include art, music, dance and drama. The 6-14 year-old program includes swim twice weekly and culminates in a fully staged revue format presentation at the end of each 3-week session. The Preschool program consists of 9 1-week sessions. The 6-14 program consists of two 3-week sessions

School of Rock Montclair Summer Rock Boot Camps 91 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, NJ 973-992-7000 (Academic: ext. 217 or Sports: ext 212) Academic Summer Program Director: Robert Mallalieu, Sports Summer Program Director: Liz Bona, Age Groups: 5-17 Academics, Enrichment, Sports—over 50 Summer programs offered at Newark Academy—including 9 Sports Camps. For more than 40 years, Newark Academy has been the premier source in northern New Jersey for summer programming. The highly respected Summer

125 Valley Road, Montclair 973-337-5296 Director: Kevin March Through workshops, clinics, and group “band” instruction, this comprehensive camp experience is designed to hone music performance and ensemble skills in a creative and fun environment. They know from experience that playing in a band situation speeds learning and creates “seasoned” musicians. Even relatively advanced musicians are amazed at the amount of progress they make when regularly playing with other musicians.

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SEE Camp

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Three Locations: The Wilson School, 271 Boulevard, Mountain Lakes, NJ Oratory Prep, One Beverly Rd, Summit, NJ The Willow School 1150 Pottersville Road, Gladstone, NJ 973-831-7779 Director: Chris Patrick Age Groups: Grades 1-8 So much more than just summer camp, SEE Camp is a Summer Excitement Experience! Kids need to explore lots of avenues to find their true passions, so we make science, theater, art, and sports all equal parts of the fun. At SEE Camp, we help kids discover what they love to do. Whether it is campers building and testing bridges in science, cartooning in art, preparing for the SEE Camp Players’ next theatrical production of the summer, taking part in a yoga class, learning the sport of fencing, or playing volleyball in recreation—campers are sure to thoroughly enjoy their day! And with each period lasting one hour, the day seamlessly flows and campers leave one day craving for more the next!

SFCC CAMP Therapeutic Social Skills Nutley, Chatham NJ 973-635-6550 Director: Anne Pereira, MS Age Groups: 5-18 Our Mission is to Touch, Move and Inspire by teaching the mind to think, the hands to work and the heart to love. We at SFCC work with our clients in ways that not only help them to resume a normally functioning, successful lifestyle, but to sustain it.


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Director: Steven or Jeremy Age Groups: 10-18 Learn from the pros. Make sports anchor, play by play, and reporting tapes. Host your own sports talk radio show, and much more.

SUMMERART The Montclair Art Museum 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ 973-259-5139 Age Groups: 5-8+ The Montclair Art Museum’s nine-week SUMMERART Camp for kids is perfect for keeping children cool and creative during their summer break. They offer four types of camp: a theme-based camp that uses all kinds of fine art mediums (Ages 5+), a Pottery Camp (Ages 6+), a Digital Media Camp (Ages 8+), and a camp at neigh- boring Van Vleck House & Garden (Ages 5-7). Visits to the Museum’s galleries are included to enrich the child’s knowledge of fine arts. In addition to making art every day, children are encouraged to interact, talk, and learn about the history of art, its role in society, and how it affects our daily lives. Each session concludes with a student exhibition and reception for families and friends. Camps are offered in four two-week sessions, and a final one-week session at the end of the summer. Choose from a variety of morning, afternoon, and full-day programs to fit your summer schedule. Additionally, MAM’s Yard School of Art offers a summer series of classes for teens, as well as a variety of adult classes and workshops.

The Summer Enrichment Program at Winston Preparatory School

Summer OnStage & Drama Tots

126 West 17th Street, New York, NY 646-638-2705 x688 Director: Peter Hill, Summer Program Director Age Groups: Grades 4-12 The Summer Enrichment Program at Winston Preparatory School provides students with the unique opportunity to participate in an individually designed program aimed to enhance academic skills and foster independence. Parents may choose to enroll their child in the Morning Academic Program, July Focus Program, AfterSchool Activities, and/or the August Focus Program.

Surf and Turf Adventure Camp

19 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ 973-223-9200 Director: Kathy Pucci Age Groups: 6-16 for Summer OnStage, 3-5 for Drama Tots Now in its 5th year, PPAC Camps provide an educational alternative summer activity. Students develop creative skills, while building social skills and confidence. Kids can act, sing, dance and learn circus skills like stilt walking, clowning, and mime. Each week’s training results in a performance on Friday.

P.O. Box 43461, Montclair, NJ 973-306-9505 Director: John Garzon Ages Groups: 10-16 Surf and Turf takes kids on a daily adventure whether it be a hike, swim (in lakes, swim holes, beaches, or water falls), city excursion, indoor climb, or rafting trip. Cultural eating experiences and trips such as Amish Country, Quebec, Harlem, or Dim Sum. We never repeat ideas! Enjoy Life!

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Monkeys & Mountains Landscapes in Asia

Celebrate the year of the monkey with this special exhibition showcasing previously unknown works by Japanese artist Mori Sosen—famed for paintings of monkeys. Runs thru February 27. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents LEGENDS

Study Singing, Dancing, TV/Acting, Comedy, Stage Combat, Auditioning & more! Ringling Bros. has combed the globe to find the most skilled circus masters for LEGENDS, be it the most majestic animals you’ve ever seen, the most exotic performers from faraway lands, or the most fearless daredevils that take danger to unheard of levels, this show has no equal anywhere. Runs thru March 13. Call for dates and times. Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark. 973-757-6000.

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Prediabetes and Diabetes: Are You at Risk?

Join certified diabetes educators for an interactive workshop on your risk for prediabetes and diabetes. Learn how the four healthy pillars of managing diet, exercise, sleep habits, and stress can significantly reduce your chance of developing prediabetes or progressing from prediabetes to diabetes. Registration required. 7pm. Berkeley Heights Campus,1 Diamond Hill Rd., Lawrence Pavilion, Conference Center, Berkeley Heights 908-277-8889.

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Bi-monthly Wednesday morning or Monday evening groups. Practice speaking with others with a passion for la bella lingua. Basic level of proficiency required. Call or email for schedule and to reserve. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843. information@

Oaks & Acorns Classes

In this 5 week class discover the incredible plants and animals that make the Arboretum so special. Nature walks, stories, songs and art projects. Ages 3-5 with an adult. Registration required. 1-2pm. Reeves-Reed Arboretum,165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908273-8787, x1010.

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The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Hailing from the home of The Hobbit movies, the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra is renowned for their winning combination of charming Kiwi humor, disarmingly small instruments, tongue-in-cheek panache and sublime musicality that brings an irresistible New Zealand heartland feel to the stage. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Piff The Magic Dragon

The stand out star of season 10 of NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ was without question Piff the Magic Dragon. When it comes to Piff, think Larry David in a dragon suit who performs jawdropping magic tricks and you’re on the right track. His one-man show has had five record breaking runs. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Theater Arts Summer Camps for All Ages! A company of 50 superb dancers performs one of the most enchanting tales of everlasting love, featuring a sprightly score by Prokofiev, lush scenery and colorful costumes. Thursday, March 10, 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989. Irish Step Dancing

Enjoy an evening filled with talent as the step dancers perform just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Get in the mood for this festive holiday and come over to watch the dancers in action. Refreshments will be served. Registration required. 7pm. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove Library. 973-2391447.

“The Addams Family-A New Musical”

Golf Clinic

Lou Ruina, golf pro, teaches how to improve your swing, including short game and hitting off the tee. Emphasis on drills. Bring own clubs. Class size is limited. Thru March 31. Registration required. 12:302pm. Chatham Township Municipal Building Gym, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565. www.

Trip to Philadelphia Flower Show

Join the annual excursion to this year’s flower show featuring “The Wonders of our National Parks.” Special features at this year’s show include the Railway Garden and The Butterfly Experience. 8:30am5pm. Registration required. Reeves-Reed Arboretum,165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-273-8787, x1010.

Friday, March 11 Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family—a man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. March 10 &11. 7pm. March 12,1 & 7pm. West Essex High School, 65 W Greenbrook Rd., Caldwell. 973-228-1200.

Festival of Laughs

Comedian and actor Mike Epps of Survivor’s Remorse on STARZ, Hangover 3 and Next Friday fame slings his sharp observations about life at large in an exclusive appearance with special guests Gary Owen & Cocoa Brown. 8pm. NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-6428989.

Gilbert Gottfried

Take a peek behind the curtain of Paper Mill Playhouse’s productions with Mark Hoebee, Artistic Director. 7pm. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St. Summit. 908-273-9121. conversations

Gilbert Gottfried, the outspoken comedian known equally for voicing animated kids’ characters and for testing the boundaries of good taste, presents an evening of standup featuring his signature brand of irreverent, foul-mouthed hilarity. 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

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Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam

Artistry of the Theatre: The Bandstand

A multi-disciplinary team of physicians and staff from the Cancer Center Programs at Saint Barnabas will provide individuals with the most up-to-date information as recently presented at the 38th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, an international event which addresses new and late breaking breast cancer information. Free; registration required. 6pm. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston. 973-322-2671.

Full Day Performance Camps Kids on Stage: Grades 3-5 SummerStage: Grades 6-12 One Week Tween/Teen Intensives in Acting, Improv, Musical Theater & More!

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This multimedia retrospective of Traffic is recounted through the music and stories of its co-founder, Dave Mason. Backed by a full band, Mason performs hits such as “Dear Mr. Fantasy” and “Feelin’ Alright,” while relating behind-the-scenes insights on the band’s heyday. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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The Addams Family Musical Comedy

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family—a man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. March 11, 7:30pm. March 12, 2pm and March 13, 3pm. The Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave., Summit.

All Mozart Concert

Exhibitors include manufacturers from all sectors of the sculpting, textile machinery industry, spinning, nonwovens, weaving, knitting, dyeing and finishing, garment making, testing, software as well as dyestuffs and chemicals, knitted products, sewn items, quilting equipments, embroidery machines and crochet equipments. Friday March 11, 4-8pm. Saturday, March 12, 10am6pm. Sunday, March 13, 11am-5pm. Morristown Armory, 430 Western Ave., Morristown. 845331-7900. The Grape Debate

This wine tasting event will include vendors with a wide selection of wines for all to sample. The evening also includes hors d’oeuvres and live music. Presented by Our House Foundation. 7-10pm. Basking Ridge Country Club, 185 Madisonville Rd., Basking Ridge. 908-464-8008.

Let’s Talk About Books

“World’s Fair” by E. L. Doctorow. Book discussion, second Friday of the month. The meeting is open to everybody interested, whether they have read the book or not. Free.12:45pm. Livingston Pubic Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. 973-992-4600. www.livingston.

On-Books Reading Club is for students in 4th-6th grades. Each month they will discuss a selected book, play a game and enjoy refreshments. This month’s book is to be determined. Registration is required online. Nutley residents will receive priority registration. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. 973-667-0405.

Watch the fireworks that occur on opening night of a new play, as everything that possibly can go wrong does. This comedy features a cast of characters only found in the theatre of the 1940’s. Studio Players, 14 Alvin Place, Montclair. Runs thru March 26. 973.744.9752.

The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series

Explore the 10-year pursuit of two artists and volunteers in reconstructing the elaborate roof of the Gwozdziec Synagogue that was destroyed by the Nazis in World War II. Wine and light refreshments will be served. 6:30pm. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121.

Open Stage at The Minstrel. 8-11pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489.

Songs for a New World

Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. This moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices we make. This contemporary song cycle weaves characters and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery. Presented by 4th Wall Theatre. March 11, 12 at 8pm. March 13 at 3pm. Westminster Arts Center, 449 Franklin St., Bloomfield. 973-748-9000.

Raise the Roof: Film Screening

Upright Citizens Brigade – Touring Company

In this 90-minute, unscripted and totally improvised performance, four improvisers at the top of their game perform a high-energy, surprising and hilarious show that has never been seen before and will never be seen again. 8pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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Saturday, March 12 Wofabe African Dance & Drum Festival

Wofabe celebrates 10 years of presenting African dance, drumming and culture in Newark with a day of classes, concluding with a spectacular concert. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

New Jersey Ballet: Ballet at the Opera

Light Up the Sky Comedy



All Mozart, all sublime. Glimpse eternity in Mozart’s 41st and last symphony, nicknamed “Jupiter” for its grandeur. In another late work, his A Major Piano Concerto, a heartbreakingly tender adagio movement is the centerpiece. Perry So, conductor. Eric Lu piano. Presented by NJSO. 8pm also March 12, 8pm & March 13, 3pm. Shea Center for Performing Arts at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-624-3713.

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Ballet at the Opera showcases a variety of exciting and dramatic ensemble works and pas de deux selected from two centuries of ballet-opera collaboration. The program includes the Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda, and the final Walpurgis Night scene from Faust. In addition selections from, Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and the Meditation from Massanet’s Thais. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Nada Yoga-Musical Meditation

An interactive mixed Kirtan (singing and chanting) experience of chants with drums, shakers and bells. Bring your own percussion instrument or use ours. No musical talent necessary. Bridget Briant, classically trained yoga instructor and Dave Miller lead the class. Free 3-5pm. Registration is required. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242.

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Star Wars Training Camp

Every Star Wars fan’s dream day! Kids can enjoy games, snacks, and a visit from real storm troopers. Costumes are welcome. Sign up required. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

Casey Carle’s Bubblemania

It’s a soapy spectacular 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. 1 & 3pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

A Concert of Schubert Lieder

Acclaimed German baritone Johannes Held will give a concert of Schubert Lieder, accompanied by Helen Raymaker, piano, and followed by a masterclass on Schubert with area singers. The concert is open to the public for freewill donation. 1:30-4pm. Grace Church, 4 Main St. (Rt. 124), Madison. 973-377-0106 extension 17.

Irish Music Concert

Enjoy traditional Irish songs including many favorites from the Clancy Brothers played by a group of talented local musicians. Refreshments will be served. Registration required. 10:30am. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837. librarian@

History of the Jersey Shore

Take the plunge with presenter Mario Medici and discover an array of fascinating towns and history to go with them. 2-3:30pm. Free. West Orange Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave., W. Orange. 973-736-0198.

Maple Hill Winter Hike

You’ll loop around on the Lenape and Mayapple trails. Dress for cold weather and wear waterproof boots. Hikes are sponsored by the South Mountain Conservancy. Free and open to all, including children 10 and older with their families. Mayapple Hill, Northfield Ave., 0.1 miles uphill (west) of the traffic light on the corner of Pleasant Valley Way and Northfield Ave. Turn right onto entrance road and drive to the top of the hill. 908-487- 8482.

Kashmir, The Live Led Zeppelin Tribute

Presented by Blue Raven. The nation’s #1 Led Zeppelin tribute show is the most authentic representation of Led Zeppelin on the modern national touring scene. Kashmir possesses the live stage show, sound, and likeness to bring audiences and fans back to the days when the mighty Led Zeppelin ruled the musical landscape. 8pm. Shea Center for Performing Arts, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-720-2000.

Howie Mandel Performs

Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for over 30 years. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Discovery Saturdays

Drop by the education center anytime between 9am–1pm and borrow an Arboretum backpack with all the gear needed to make a discovery on the Arboretum grounds. Learn about a different plant or animal topic each week. Also available in Spanish. All adults must be accompanied by a child. Reeves-Reed Arboretum,165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-273-8787, x1010.

Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Library of the Chathams will hold their annual book sale. 9:30 am-4pm. A bag sale will be held March 13, 1-4pm. March 14 and 15, 9:30am-8pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

ACT Practice Test

C2 Education is partnering with the West Caldwell Public Library to offer a full-length ACT practice test for high school students in grades 9-12. Free. Registration required. 10am. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

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Murder-Mystery Dinner Theatre: “Murder at Mulligan’s Wake”

The luck of the Irish wasn’t with poor Michael Patrick Mulligan, as he was found dead, the victim of an accidental whiskey distillery explosion. It’s a grand party to celebrate his life, in typical Irish mourning fashion. But things are not as they appear, as detective O’Shea thinks that it wasn’t an accident at all, it was murder. Enjoy his evening of laughter and mayhem. 7pm. Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield. 973-429-0960.


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The Prodigals Perform

All Mozart Concert

All Mozart, all sublime. Glimpse eternity in Mozart’s 41st and last symphony, nicknamed “Jupiter” for its grandeur. In another late work, his A Major Piano Concerto, a heartbreakingly tender adagio movement is the centerpiece. Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. 3pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Family FUNday

The Prodigals have emerged as the dominant force on the Celtic-music scene. They have toured the continent for over 10 years, winning accolades and fans, and have emerged as a band hailed for blending a passion for the traditional music of Ireland with a funky, anarchic energy that is pure New York. 8pm. ackland Center, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown. 908-979 0900.

Free Cardiac and Concussion Screenings For Young Athletes

The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes will provide free cardiac screening to those 6 and older and concussion baseline screenings (ImPACT) for those 12 and older. Availability is limited. 8am-Noon. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston. www.barnabashealth. org/sbmcevents

Leapin Leprechauns

The Knights of Columbus will be hosting its St. Patrick’s Charity Dinner Dance. Music will be provided by the Peter McKiernan Irish Band and Irish Dinner catered by Charlotte’s Web, based out of Dover. Beer, wine and soda is included with the cost of a ticket and a 50/50 Raffle will be conducted to benefit area charities. 6:30-11pm. The Knights of Columbus, St. Lawrence Parish Hall, 375 Main St., Chester. 973-584-2083.

Bring your kids or grandkids for tours, games, demonstrations, and activities designed for the whole family. All activities take place during regular tour hours from 1-4 pm. Crane House & Historic YWCA,108 Orange Rd., Montclair.

Jazz in the Loft: Theo Walentiny

Theo Walentiny has been involved in music since the age of six. He began by playing classical piano, studied improvisation, theory classes and jazz. 7pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, The Loft, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Ladybug Girl And Bumblebee Boy – The Musical

Now and Then: A Conversation About the Studio School

Join us for an engaging conversation between former and current faculty members and Curator, Mary Birmingham. Panelists will discuss how the Art Center has changed over the past 40 years, how teaching has influenced their careers as artists, and their goals for the future. 2:30pm. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121.

Puzzle Piece Art

Turn giant puzzle pieces into animals, space aliens, robots and more. See what you can create with feathers, pipe cleaners and other craft materials. Free family program. No sign-up is needed. 2pm. Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-0118.

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Second Sunday Family FunDay: The Immigrant Experience

The Summit Symphony Orchestra performs a concert that will include music by Bizet, Strauss and Beethoven, featuring Anthony Cecere on French Horn. Admission is free. 3pm. Summit High School, 125 Kent Place Blvd., Summit.

Learn about immigrants who came to America in the 1800s. Activities and tours designed to introduce children to history in a fun and interactive way. 1-4pm.Tours for families on the hour, last tour 3pm. Montclair Historical Society,108 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

Suburban Music Study Club

The Bloodmobile from Community Blood Services is coming for a Community Blood Drive. Volunteers from UPCWO provide wonderful refreshments for donors. Donors must be 16 to 75 years old (16 & 17 year olds must have parental consent form) and must show form of ID. 10am-3pm. West Orange Presbyterian Center, 20 Old Indian Rd., West Orange. 973-731-1868.

Shamrocks and Blarney Stones

Irish stories, songs and dancing. Grades K-5. 2pm. Summit Free Library, 75 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-0350.

Sunday, March 13 The Banker, the Busybody, and the Irish Coachman

In the summer of 1879, residents of the sleepy suburb of Montclair were shocked to learn of a deadly altercation, when John Armstrong, an Irish immigrant coachman, was fatally shot by his employer Joseph Blair. Why was Blair acquitted of the murder of his coachman? Presented by Board of Trustee member and historian Mary Catherine Moran. Noon-5pm. Crane House & Historic YWCA,108 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

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This world premiere musical will buzz into your heart, as Lulu, Sam, and their playground friends explore the power of imagination and promote a sense of adventure and exploration of the world around you. 1 & 4pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Scholarship Auditions. The event is free and open to the public. Please come and cheer on the talented young performers. 2pm. Madison Public Library, Chase Room, 39 Keep St., Madison. 973-377-0722. www.suburban Featuring Golden Acrylics, Princeton Brushes & Catalysts & Fredrix Canvas. Products will be demonstrated & You can try it to buy it! Join in any time between 1-4pm. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave, Essex Green Shopping Plaza, West Orange. 973-669-0995.

Skin Cancer: Prevention, Treatment & Coping

The 16th Annual Steven A. Gelman Memorial Health Forum, features a panel of experts from Saint Barnabas Medical Center who will address prevention, detection, treatment and support available for skin cancer. All are invited. Free, registration desired. 7:30pm. Temple Beth Shalom, 193 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston. 1-888724-7123.

“A Jew Grows in Brooklyn” Production

A Jew Grows in Brooklyn chronicles Jake Ehrenreich’s life as the first American-born child of Holocaust survivors. From the stoops and streets of Brooklyn to the classic Rock ‘n’ Roll of his youth, from the laughter of an uproarious Catskills nightclub to the bedsides of ailing family members, 2 & 7pm. Morris Museum, Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

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Monday, March 14 Newark’s Jewish Frontier: Weequahic and Its High School

Celebrate Newark’s 350th anniversary! NJPAC joins with the Newark History Society for a series of four talks, October through June, to explore Newark’s rich heritage through the achievements of its citizens and bring attention to the city’s continuing growth. Admission is free. 6pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

We Lift Up Your Voices

In Celebration of Women’s History Month. A tribute through verse and song to Tisha Campbell, Faith Evans, Connie Francis, Gloria Gaynor, Whitney & Cissy Houston, Queen Latifah and Sarah Vaughan. 2-5pm. Newark Library, Centennial Hall, 5 Washington St., Newark. 973-733-7793.

“Renovating the Garden Home” Lecture

Presented by Nancy Critchley, an Essex County Master Gardener and owner of Morning Glory Gardens. Refreshments will be served. 7-8:30pm. New Providence DeCorso Center, 15 East 4th St., New Providence.

Tuesday, March 15 Charlotte’s Web Production

The treasured timeless tale based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Ages 4-10. 4pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Pink Martini: A Spring Fling

Featuring a dozen musicians, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras around the world. Pink Martini was originally founded by Thomas Lauderdale in 1994, to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for causes such as civil rights, the environment, public broadcasting, education and more. Its music crosses genres such as classical, Latin, jazz and classic pop. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

“Secrets of a Jewish Mother” with Jill Zarin

Jill was on the original Real Housewife of New York City for 4 seasons and was most recently on ABC’s hit show, Celebrity Wife Swap. Jill co-wrote her first book, “Secrets of a Jewish Mother,” with her mom, Gloria Kamen, and her sister Lisa. Now in its third printing it is being translated into Japanese, Chinese and Russian. Registration requested online. 7:30pm. Temple B’nai Abraham 300 E Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973-994-2290.

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Tuesday Night Graphic Novel Club

Enjoy a casual evening among graphic novel aficionados. Sample food from local eateries while discussing the latest book. This month’s book is “Maus” by Art Spiegelman. Copies of each book are available at the Library. Please register online. 7pm. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. 973-667-0405 x2604. graphicnovelclub

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Wednesday, March 16 Chatham-Madison Kiwanis Fish and Chips Dinner

To benefit of community organizations and scholarships. There will be a choice of either fish or chicken with a full meal including desert with coffee or tea. Sit-down service 5:30-7:15pm. Take-out service will be offered 4:30-7:15pm. Live musical entertainment by the Chatham Brass quintet. Cafeteria of Chatham High School at 255 Lafayette Ave., Chatham Township.

Advances in Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement

Deepan N. Patel, MD, a board certified orthopedic surgeon with the Joint Institute at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, will discuss the benefits of MAKOplastay, a new robotic joint-replacement technology for partial knee or hip replacement surgery that helps restore mobility with less pain and fewer complications. Free; registration required. 2:45pm—Crane’s Mill, 459 Passaic Ave., West Caldwell. 6:30pm—Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-322-9908.

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Caregiver Support Group Meeting

Caring for an older loved one can be a demanding and stressful responsibility. Help is available at PREP (People Responsible for Elderly Persons), a monthly caregiver support group. 7pm–9pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

Heel Pain: Don’t Let It Stop You!

A lecture on chronic and acute heel pain, including what can cause it and how to resolve it. Find out how to avoid heel pain and learn steps you can take to prevent it from recurring. Registration required. 7pm. Berkeley Heights Campus,1 Diamond Hill Rd., Lawrence Pavilion, Conference Center, Berkeley Heights 908-277-8889.

Garden Discoveries – Searching for Spring

Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and handson activities and specimens. Classes are held twice a month, with individual registration. Age: 3-5 (accompanied by parent/caregiver) 1– 2pm. Instructor: Michelle Wiessner. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

Little Bits Students

Makers Depot joins the fun and learning as Roseland Free Public Library celebrates Makers’ Week. Using Little Bits, you will learn how to build a circuit to create spin art. For ages 8-12. 4pm. Space is limited. Sign up required. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

Thursday, March 17 Romantic Masterworks from Schumann & Brahms

A New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performance. Two composers of the Romantic era are linked by a common love. Clara Schumann inspired her husband’s only piano concerto. Brahms, who was championed by Schumann, had the misfortune to fall for Clara, yearning for her until the end of his days. But in a sunny moment, he composed his engaging Second Symphony. 1:30pm & March 20, 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

Celtic Fire Dance Production

Michael Londra’s Celtic Fire focuses on the traditional culture of song and dance in Ireland that generates an electric atmosphere that sweeps audiences away to Ireland, its culture, its land, its pubs, its music and its heart. Traditional dance presented by world champion Irish dancers, the show has a vital feel audiences are more engaged and have more of an insight into what Ireland and its country really is. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Great Books Discussion Group

The Great Books Discussion Group will be talking about On Tragedy by Aristotle. Participation in the Greet Books Discussion Group is free and open to all members of the general public from all communities regardless of age or education level. Copies of the three volume set of readings that also include a reader aid are available for purchase. 10am. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-76 4930.

Park Conservancy Meeting

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

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Conversational German Class

Morning group for individuals who already speak German at an intermediate level and would like to practice speaking and improve proficiency. Call or email for schedule and to reserve. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843. information@

Celtic Nights: Spirit of Freedom Concert

Spend an evening of conversation with Frank Abagnale as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University. Abagnale was one of the world’s most famous con men, having assumed at least eight identities. 8pm. NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

The Aging Eye Lecture

Barbara Perina, M.D., ophthalmologist and low vision specialist, will speak about the various diseases of the eye that can naturally occur as we get older. These conditions, such as macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma are all treatable and their symptoms can also be managed with preventative and medical care. Free. Advance sign-up requested. 10am. Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-0118.

A spirited St. Patrick’s Day celebration of all things Irish! Through music, song, dance and storytelling, Celtic Nights tells the story of Irish independence, honoring the triumphant struggle of a people fighting to gain freedom and democracy. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Join us for an Hour-of-Code, craft demonstrations and the unveiling of our new 3D printer. We will also highlight Snap Circuits, LittleBits, Spheroes, Scratch, and LEGO™ robots. All ages are welcome. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. 3pm. Also March 19, 2pm. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. 973-6670405 x2604.

Johnny Mathis: The 60th Anniversary Concert Tour

Adult Forum “Lunch & Learn”

Screen multiple Academy Award nominated film, Bridge of Spies. Tom Hanks is Steven Spielberg’s great stoic hero, James B. Donovan, a lawyer who defended the Soviet spy Rudolf Abel after his arrest in 1957, performing the vital duty of representing American fairness, and giving Abel his day in court. Lunch 12:30pm program1pm. Call to place your lunch order by Wed. Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Ave., Millburn. 973-533-1809.

Friday, March 18 Dodge Poetry at NJPAC: Newark Voices

Back for a second season! Newark’s emerging poets read from their works in this curated reading and performance, an extension of NJPAC’s participation in the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. 8pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

Legendary singer Johnny Mathis, celebrating his 60th year as a recording artist, returns to NJPAC to perform his greatest hits and personal favorites. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

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Theater For Children With Autism presents Theatreworks USA’s “Junie B. Jones’ Essential Survival Guide To School.” Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and shows us all how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun, and ALWAYS something to sing about! An allnew musical adventure based on Barbara Park’s popular book. 10:30am. Shea Center for Performing Arts, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-7202000.

The 7th Annual Blues Bash

The 2016 Blues Bash is a spectacular two-night event featuring two super acts, The Edgar Winter Band on Friday night and Kim Simmons and SAVOY BROWN on Saturday night. Mar. 19. 7:30pm. Centenary Stage Company, 715 Grande Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

Makers’ Day NJ At Roseland Library

Comes and celebrate this day of innovation by making your own BrushBots! These fun little robots zip all over the place. For ages 8-12. 4pm. Sign up required. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

Senior Happenings

Celtic Cracked Walnuts: Jan & Jeff Ausfash will entertain with traditional Irish instruments. Third Friday of the month, thru June. Noon–2pm. Brown bag lunch at noon. Program begins at 1pm. Dessert and coffee served prior to 1pm. Livingston Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive Livingston. 973-992-4600.

Join Kelly Roe, RN, Clinical Coordinator of the Stroke Center from Saint Barnabas Medical Center for a presentation on signs of a stroke and current treatments available. A light lunch will be served. Registration required. 1pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Sarah Partridge: Jazz In the Loft

Joshua Bell Performs

Joshua Bell may be the finest and most popular violinist of today, but he has also become one of the world’s most promising new conductors. NJPAC has welcomed him and London’s Academy of St Martin in the Fields— the orchestra of which he is now music director. 8pm. Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

For the past 20 years, Sarah Partridge has been performing jazz around the country. Sarah Partridge continues to perform largely in the Northeast where she lives with her family. She has performed concerts at several performing arts centers, as well as the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, where she sang in a tribute to the late Les Paul. 8pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, The Loft, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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Celebrate NJ Makers Day and design a wearable piece of art with glass, metal, wood, and plastic beads that captures your friend’s or your own personality. Supplies provided. Registration required. 10am-12pm. Free. Adults only. West Orange Public Library, West Orange Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave. W. Orange. 973-736-0198.

Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat

A winning family production based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved book, “The Cat in the Hat,” is full of non-stop antics, from the minute Sally and her brother open the door to the most mischievous cat they will ever meet. Ages PreK4. 2pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

3rd Valve Performs

An Eleven Piece Band That Keeps Rockin’ All Night Long! 9pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair.

Ladies of Laughter features some of the funniest women on the comedy circuit. The show includes comediennes who have appeared on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and in national comedy clubs. 8pm. Shea Center for Performing Arts, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-720-2000.

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The Center will be open (weather permitting) for cards, games and double feature afternoon matinee, beginning at 12:30pm. Additionally, mediation, tai chi and yoga classes will be held. All at no charge. Chatham Seior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565.

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Organic Portraits: John F. Cooper

In conjunction with Green from the Get Go, the Morris Museum will display New Jersey photographer John Cooper’s Organic Portraits series. “From the beginning,” Cooper explains, “the intent of the Organic Portraits project was to create a series of timeless and fundamentally beautiful images that would create awareness for—and help preserve—the world’s rainforests. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Green From The Get Go Exhibit

Green from the Get Go: International Contemporary Basketmakers features more than 40 works by artists who take inspiration from nature and the history of basketry. Some of these sculptural baskets are made from both flora and fauna, from bamboo, pine, sea grass, and willow to emu feathers and porcupine needles. The tactile nature of these fiberous works stimulates our all of our senses, sight, smell, touch, and even sound. Runs thru June 26. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

“Pinkalicious” The Musical

Oftentimes, the silliest of stories result in the most heartwarming of rewards. Elizabeth and Victoria Kann’s popular series of picture books follows the adventures of a charming girl whose single-minded determination gets her into all sorts of colorful trouble. Ages 2-7. 2pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

THE WHO have sold over 100 million records since forming in 1964; they brought together four different personalities and in effect produced a musical hurricane. They exploded conventional rhythm and blues structures, challenged pop music conventions, and redefined what was possible on stage, in the recording studio, and on vinyl. 7:30pm. Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark. 973-757-6000.


Children’s Garden Club

Each session will include hands-on working in the garden, including planting and taking care of vegetables and herbs. Learn about how seeds grow, the difference between good bugs and not-so-good bugs, and composting. Registration required. Grades 4+, 10:30-11:30am. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837. librarian@



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Beginners’ workshop at 7:30pm. No partner necessary. Carry in clean soft-soled shoes for dancing. Sue Gola will call the contras. 8-11pm. Free. First Presbyterian Church, Parish House, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973-295-6864. www.

Martin Sexton Performs

Critically-acclaimed Martin Sexton is a musician’s musician and prolific recording artist. His songs are intricate and spirited covering the American musical landscape distilling soul, gospel, R&B, country and blues. 8pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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24th Annual Easter Bunny Express

NJ Makers Day Celebration

Pilobolus Dance Performance

Celebrate and share maker culture. Offering many activities—both techie and artists—for people in all age groups. See microcontrollers control LEDs in DIY projects; try out a 3-D pen; use their button maker; try your hand at finger knitting and origami; step on a Makey Makey piano; and watch a robotics demonstration. It’s all free. Just drop in; no sign-up is needed. 11am-4pm. Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville. 908-7660118.

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Celebrate the return of Spring with a ride on the “Easter Bunny Express,” a 10-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion from Whippany to Roseland with the Easter Bunny onboard. Tickets for this annual Easter tradition make great gifts for the kids and the entire family. Also March 20 & 26. 1, 2, 3 & 4pm. Rain, snow or shine. Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza, Route 10 West & Whippany Rd., Whippany. 973-301-8929.

Pruning Workshop with the Gardeners of Bamboo Brook

Learn the how’s and why’s from the experts, the science behind it all and what tools to use. Then, practice your skills on the trees and shrubs in the gardens. Dress for the weather, sturdy shoes and bring your garden gloves.1pm-3pm. Bamboo Brook Education Center, 170 Longview Rd., Far Hills.

Button and magnet makers can be used by anyone. Children can play with Snap Circuits, Makey Makey and Little Bits and adults will be able to make jewelry. There will also be a knitting group for all ages using knitting looms and a needlepoint project. Sylvan Learning Center and Home Depot will also be on hand for special events. Free. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

Bunny Brunch Fundraiser

The Junior Woman’s Club of Verona will welcome the Easter Bunny at its annual Bunny Brunch. Admission is $5 and includes breakfast, a goody bag, a visit from the Easter Bunny and crafts for the kids. Take your picture with the Easter Bunny. There will be a 50/50. All proceeds from the Bunny Brunch will go toward helping families in need in Verona. 9:30-11:30am. Verona High School Cafeteria, 151 Fairview Ave., Verona.

Pilobolus forms diverse collaborations that break down barriers between disciplines and challenge the way we think about dance. Physically and intellectually, the company engages and inspires audiences around the world through innovative and imaginative performance. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Sunday, March 20 Vladimir Feltsman, Pianist & Conductor Performs

Pianist & Conductor Vladimir Feltsman is one of the most versatile and constantly interesting musicians of our time. His vast repertoire encompasses music from the Baroque to 21st-century composers. He has appeared with all the major American orchestras and on the most prestigious musical stages and festivals worldwide. Register online. 3pm. Temple B’nai Abraham 300 E Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973-994-2290.

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Featuring Lou Merola, Tommy Buddha, Frank Pisani, The Baron, Chris Sottile, and Eddie Denise. Light refreshments will be served. Sunday, March 20, 2pm. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP. 973-226-8636.

Montclair Historical Society Sunday Spotlight

Dudley Van Antwerp (1867-1934) was one of Montclair’s most prominent and prolific early twentieth century architects. His work deserves special attention both because of the great number of homes he designed and because of his individual interpretation of the Arts & Crafts style, which he developed working alongside his wife Hilda Fenn Van Antwerp, daughter of noted Montclair artist and illustrator Harry Fenn. Exhibition of Van Antwerp’s architectural work along with lecture. 2-3:30pm. Crane House & Historic YWCA,108 Orange Rd., Montclair.

‘End of Winter’ Concert

Come and enjoy live music, presented in a wonderful concert space. Bring the family. Conducted by Jim Wasko. Sponsored by Montclair Recreation and Cultural Affairs. 3pm. Free admission. Free parking. Montclair High School Auditorium, Park Street at Chestnut Sts., Montclair. 973-744-1454.

Theatre In the Loft: Midtown Direct Rep

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR), created by and for these New Jersey-based artists who live along the Midtown Direct NJTransit line, develops and presents relevant, world-class theatre for its community. 7pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

New Jersey Ballet: Sleeping Beauty

New Jersey Ballet’s troupe brings the story to life with elaborate pantomime, lavish costumes and glorious dancing. Sleeping Beauty is a wonderful way to introduce young children to the magic of dance theatre. It is performed with original “storyteller” narration so even the littlest theatergoer can keep up with ease. 3pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973539-8008.

Spring Art Exhibit

Deborah Fennelly, Musician, Vocalist & Artist will provide music for Susan May’s Solo show for The Art League of The Chathams’s Spring Exhibit. “Martha’s Vineyard Scenes, Birds and Wild Life” an Exhibit featuring The Art of Susan May. Runs thru June 16. March 20 reception 2-4pm free and open to the public. Lundt-Glover Gallery, Municipal Building of Chatham Twp., 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham.

John J. Cali School of Music/ MSU Concert Series

Part of the third season of Van Vleck’s collaboration with Montclair State University’s John J. Cali School of Music, these concerts welcome faculty, student and visiting artists to perform at the historic Van Vleck. There is no charge for admission but reservations are recommended. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 2–4pm. 973744-4752 ext. (continued on page 42)


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Sunday Science with John Lyga

A terrific, hands-on science experiments. For children in Grades 2 and up with an accompanying adult. Free. Advance registration is required. 2pm. Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville. 908-7660118.

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Children’s Megillah Reading & Superhero Purim Carnival

Special Guest is the Mama Doni Band. Children of all ages are encouraged to wear costumes and bring their parents & grandparents for games, lunch & fun. Reading Service 10:30am followed by a ‘Superhero’ Purim Carnival at 11am. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321. www.purimtswe.

Monday, March 21 Garden Club Meeting & Tea

March Program: “Medici Revisited: Tuscan Villas and Transplanted Englishmen”. Landscape architect Constance Haydock describes the history of Renaissance garden making and how it was interpreted in the early 20th century. Enjoy tea and view flower design and horticulture competition entries following the presentation. 1-3pm. United Way Building Auditorium, 60 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. For information contact

The Victorian Society Lecture

“The Shingle Style in Montclair, Glen Ridge, and the Watchung Range.” Architect and historian Mark Wright will speak about “The Shingle Style” including remarks about his firm’s recent porch restoration at the historic Harry Fenn house on North Mountain Avenue. Come early for a silent auction to benefit the VSA Scholarship Fund. Bring your treasures to donate and be prepared to shop Refreshments served. 7:30pm. Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St., Montclair. 973-744-5916.

Tuesday, March 22 David Cross: Making America Great Again

Award-winning comedian David Cross performs. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Bridge Builder in Petticoats: Emily Warren Roebling and the Brooklyn Bridge

Known as “one of the most noted women in the country” in 1903 and the “most famous woman in NJ,” almost no one knows her name today. Dressed in Emily ‘s fashions of the time, Carol Simon Levin introduces us to the personal side of this remarkable woman’s life and story -- her entrance into the Roebling family business, the many professional learning curves, the building of the most ambitious engineering project of the age, and her role in American business in the 1900s. Truly a forerunner of women in business today. 7:30pm. Garabrant Center, 4 Wilson St., Mendham Borough.


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Learn about stress and its impact on health and how using strategies including cognitive restructuring, progressive muscle relaxation and mindfulness can help you more effectively manage daily stress and promote overall wellness. 7pm. Berkeley Heights Campus,1 Diamond Hill Rd., Lawrence Pavilion, Conference Center, Berkeley Heights 908-277-8889.

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Join chef Arlene Ward and watch her demonstrate how to cook a delicious meal using your pressure cooker. Menu includes: Pepper soup with ginger cream, gorgonzola and ricotta risotto with crisp sage leaves, roulade of chicken and ham in ruby port sauce, asparagus bundles, cauliflower and mushroom gratin, pineapple upside down cheesecake. 11am-2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills.973-258-4009.

A Celebration of Slide Hampton, Trombonist

Performing professionally since the age of 12 with the Indianapolis-based Hampton Band led by his father and with the other members of his musical family, Slide Hampton is a charismatic figure, master arranger, formidable trombonist, holding a place of distinction in the jazz tradition. 7:30pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Participants will include author, Paula Wiseman; Olympic skater Jo Jo Starbuck Gertler; Assemblywoman, Nancy Munroz, and former CEO of Pepperidge Farm, Irene Chang Britt. Pre-registration is required. 8pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

Price of Liberty Film Series

The Montclair Historical Society will host a film series focusing on Civil Rights and the African American experience with a historical perspective. Titled “Rosenwald,” it details how philanthropist Julius Rosenwald partnered with Booker T. Washington to build 5,400 schools and YMCAs in African American communities in the early 1900s during the Jim Crow era. 7pm. Free. The Montclair Historical Society, 108 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-7441796.

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On-line registration begins at 10am for Spring classes classes for parent/child, preschool, school age with new STEAM related activities, afterschool, gymnastics, swimming, dance and group fitness, running April 4–June 19 (6/26 for adults). The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242.

Movie Screening

Screening of acclaimed baseball documentary for ninetime Emmy Award winner Jonathan Hock, who will do a Q&A after the film which premiered in the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015. 7:30pm. Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, Campus of Montclair University, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair. 973-655-2378.

Alzheimer’s Association Support Group

This support group provides an opportunity for caregivers, families, and friends to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, share their feelings and concerns, and support each other in coping with the effects of the disease. Held monthly on the fourth Tuesday. Call to register. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

Monday at the Movies

“The Age of Adaline.” Free, no registration required. 1:30 and 7pm. Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. 973-992-4600.

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Recognized by the Guinness World Records as “The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Headline His Own Concert Tour,” 14-year-old pianist, singer and composer Ethan Bortnick has been performing around the world, raising more than $30 million for charities. 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

Rob Mcclure Performs

Rob McClure is a Bergen County boy who has emerged in the last decade as one of the top stars of Broadway and a Tony Award Nominee. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-2271030.

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Thursday, March 24 Jazz Vocalist Jan Carden Performs

Jan Carden and his trio will perform some of your favorite standards and show tunes. Enjoy a great evening of music, delicious food and fabulous drinks. Sets are at 8:30 and 10:15. There is no music charge. Papillon 25 Restaurant, 25 Valley St., South Orange.


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Come in your favorite basketball team jersey. Enjoy a stadium fare meal in anticipation of the College Basketball Tournament, play carnival games, climb on crazy inflatables, watch basketball videoclips, sports crafts, music and loads of silly fun. Food available for purchase. B’nai Shalom, West Orange. RSVP to or 973-7310160 ext.207.

The Hitmen: Former Stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

An amazing look back through rock and roll history featuring former members of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons and other mega-star acts of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-5398008.

Friday, March 25 Manhattan Comedy Night March

Stand-up comedy direct from the clubs of New York City. Language, Mature content. Adults only. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Moscow Festival Ballet: Carmen Suite / Romeo & Juliet

Leading dancers from across Russia have forged, under legendary principal dancer Sergei Radchenko’s direction, an exciting new company staging new productions of timeless classics. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Saturday, March 26 Big Hits Throwback Fest

The all-star lineup includes TLC, Shaggy, Ja Rule, Bobby Brown, Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Naughty by Nature, C&C Music Factory and more. The hottest artists from the ‘80s to 2000s arrive with a great mix of dance music, including R&B, hip-hop and reggae. 8pm. Prudential Center,165 Mulberry St., Newark. 973-757-6000.

The Machine Performs Pink Floyd

The Machine, America’s top Pink Floyd show, has forged a 25 year reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.

1894 Nutley Amateur Circus Discussion

Nutley Museum Director John Simko will discuss the mural project at Walker Middle School related to Eaton Stone and the 1894 Nutley Amateur Circus. After the talk, there will be circusrelated crafts. All ages are welcome. Registration is required. 2pm. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. 973-667-0405 x2604. www.nutley

“The Megillah on the Roof”

Purim is the Jewish holiday that celebrates queen Esther as she saved the Jewish people from the Kings evil advisor Haman. The shpiel is a comedic musical based on the story using the music from Fiddler on the Roof. It features hilarious dialogue and parody lyrics. Free. All ages. 7pm. Congregation Beth Hatikvah, 36 Chatham Rd., Summit.

“Happily Ever After” Performance

Bright Star Theatre Group performers bring to life Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstiltskin, and The Elves and the Shoemaker. This fairy tale-inspired production will provide an endless stream of laughs. 1pm. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

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Bring your stuffed animals for crafts, treats & stories. Tuck them in for the night and return on Friday, April 1st to see what hi-jinks the animals got into during their night at the Museum. Children 3-6 years old. Advance registration recommended. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982 x12.

“Irish Jigs & Celtic Music” Dancers from DeNogla-Ardmore Academy of Irish Dance will perform some Irish Jigs and 13-yearold Emily Kornick will play Irish Folk songs on the harp. Free. Registration required. 6:30pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

Join chef Diane Marino and participate in cooking quiche lorraine, grilled asparagus, homemade sausage patties, mixed greens with raspberry dressing, little lamb cupcakes. Ages 8-12 yrs. 10am-12pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Sunday, March 27 Easter Sunday Worship

The 9am service is geared toward families with young children. It is 45 minutes and includes the Children’s Choir, prayers, and simple songs. The 10:30 service includes communion and the Sanctuary Choir. A pancake breakfast is served between the services 9:30-10:30am. Childcare at both services. Union Congregational Church 176 Cooper Ave, Montclair. 973-744-7424 x204.

Easter Egg Hunt

Meet the “Easter Bunny” at the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Two separate egg hunts, first for children 3 and under, and then for ages 4 and up. Story-telling, crafts, door prizes, games and refreshments. 1pm. West Orange Presbyterian Center, 20 Old Indian Rd., West Orange. 973-731-1868.

Tuesday, March 29 Outreach Services

Representatives from the Essex Co. Clerk’s Office will be on hand to administer notary paths and issue new passport applications. $10 for photos taken on site. No senior cards issued on site. 10:30am-4pm. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove Library. 973-239-1447.

Moe-tion Dance Theatre

Established in 2007, moe-tion dance theater is a contemporary modern dance company based in New Jersey. Under the artistic direction of Maureen Glennon, the company is dedicated to experimenting and creating new forms of expression. The company, known for their diverse repertory and site-specific work, has performed at numerous festivals, showcases and venues throughout the tri-state area. 7:30pm. Centenary Stage Company, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900. The deadline for the next issue is March 10. E-mail submissions to:



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One of the most celebrated, respected and influential Mediums in the world, James Van Praagh takes you on a very special spiritual journey as he shares insights and messages from beyond. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-5398008.

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GOING BEYOND THE LIMITS O Famed race car driver Mario Andretti once said, “If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”

bviously, he was not advocating going so fast that you spin out and crash; he was talking about pushing the limits, going beyond what is safe and taking a calculated risk. In life and in business, the only way to test your limits is by opening the throttle and going forward, past the point you think you can achieve.

of you, as to how the business world is going to change – and make sure you’re positioning your company to be at the edge of that change.”

Sometimes pushing the limits means seeing the invisible, going after opportunities other people do not see.

Entrepreneur and world champion skateboarder Tony Hawk pushes the limits in both sports and business. “No matter how far you go with skating, you’ve got to keep challenging yourself. Even if you’re considered to be the top in your field, there are ways you can improve yourself and keep coming up with new challenges. The goal is not to be better than everyone else; the goal is to be better than yourself.”

Jim McCann, founder of 1-800-FLOWERS in Westbury, New York, is constantly looking for those opportunities. “I ask myself, ‘When I look back five years from now, where will the really big opportunities have come from? What are the things I’m going to look at and wish I had done?’ That forces you to take your best guess, with the evidence in front

You do not have to be extraordinary to accomplish extraordinary things, but you do have to be willing to do whatever it takes to achieve your vision, even if it is extreme.

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about the times when everything came easily. You will be talking about the things that were most challenging, and therefore most exciting. Every day you should ask yourself: What new information have I learned today? When you are pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone, you are almost always guaranteed to learn something new that can be used in a positive way to move forward, but you have to look for it.

Barry Farber

Robert Louis Stevenson said, “To be what we are, to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.” Do you know right now what you are capable of becoming? How can you ever know, unless you are willing to put yourself to the test? The only way to become everything you are capable of becoming is by pushing the limits every single day. Barry Farber is the host of the new Television program “Breakthrough” that can be seen on HomeTowneTV through Verizon (36) and Comcast (33) and also at For over 25 years he has consulted with corporations, professional athletes and entertainers to help them market their products and gain 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 co-inventor of the FoldzFlat® Pen. He’s a featured guest on CNN, Fox, CNBC and hosted over 400 Radio and Television and on the Comcast Television Network. His radio program, “Breakthrough with Barry Farber,” has over 1.5 million listeners. Visit: or email him at:




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Cooking with…

Chef Adam at Il Vicolo Mouthwatering Salmon By Rhonda L. Rivera, Photos by Dan Epstein Executive Chef Adam Caviello


elebrating 20 years in business, Il Vicolo is the definition of extended family. From the staff to the manner in which every customer is treated to the owners, this welcoming eatery ensures everyone leaves with a smile on their faces. Executive Chef Adam Caviello has been with Il Vicolo since it opened. Born into a secondgeneration Italian-American family, he was steeped in the Sicilian traditions of his grandfather from an early age. Chef Adam learned all about cooking from his grandmother and honed his craft at the Culinary Arts Institute, specializing in Italian, French and American cuisine. Knowing his customers’ palates, he creates dishes that are health conscious, nutritious and delicious. Chef Adam opts for lighter ingredients, such as this salmon dish, which allows the quality of the ingredients to shine. In addition, recognizing that people eat with their eyes, he always adds colorful vegetables and salads to the plate. He trains his 54

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Owner Remy Qosja

kitchen staff for consistency, so that diners always receive the same level of excellence at Il Vicolo. Born in Albania to a long-line of restaurateurs, Remy Qosja and his two brothers Benny and Jimmy opened Il Vicolo in June 1996. In 2011, the siblings branched out to Northern New Jersey when Benny opened Vicola in Old Tappan. Jimmy followed suit the following year, opening Limoncello in Waldwick. Qosja stresses the mission of his restaurant is to offer “good service and fresh food, and to treat our customers as family.” He notes with pride that all of the pastas and desserts on the menu are handmade daily on the premises. “It is our attention to all the little details that makes Il Vicolo the place to share special moments,” says Qosja. Enjoy Chef Adam’s cuisine, and the family atmosphere, at Il Vicolo, 113 South Livingston Avenue in Livingston, 973-740-0016, Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday. Catering and private room available.

Pistachio-Crusted Salmon with Cranberry-Peach Sauce




Ingredients: 8 oz. salmon, skin off ¼ cup fish stock Salt and pepper, to taste 2T white wine 3T pistachios

Ingredients: 2 peaches, halved, pits removed ½ t vanilla 1 cinnamon stick 1T brown sugar 4 cups fresh cranberries 2 cups sugar 2 oz. water 1 shallot, chopped 1T sherry

Ingredients: 2 cups semolina 1 shallot ½ cup fresh spinach, chopped Salt and pepper, to taste 1T extra-virgin olive oil 1T butter

Directions: Toast the pistachios in a 350°F oven for 3 minutes. Let cool and chop. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Place the salmon, skin-side down, in an oven-proof dish, and add the fish stock, salt, pepper and white wine. Bake for 10 minutes. Drain off the liquid and cover with the chopped pistachios, patting them down to adhere to the fish. Bake another 5 minutes or until cooked to desired doneness.

Directions: Combine the semolina, shallot, spinach, salt and pepper, and form into a log. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Directions: Combine fresh cranberries, sugar and water in a saucepot. Simmer for 2 hours. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place the peaches in an oven-proof dish. Add the vanilla, cinnamon stick and brown sugar, and bake for 30 minutes. Let cool and slice. In a sauté pan over high heat, heat the shallot, cranberry sauce, peach slices and sherry until heated through.

Cut the spinach-polenta mixture into ¼ inch thick slices. Heat the olive oil and butter in a sauté pan. Cook the slices for 10 minutes, flipping once. To serve, place two spinach-polenta slices on the plate, side-by-side. Carefully lay the salmon over the polenta. Put the peach slices on top of the salmon and drizzle the rest of the sauce around the plate. Serve with lemon slices and colorful vegetables.

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Restaurant GUIDE il Vecchio Cafe and Restaurant


234 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell • 973-226-8889 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. ENT,H, OD, RR, LP, MCC, TO

Cloverleaf Tavern


OCHA Restaurant

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

Cucina Calandra

216 US Highway 46 East, Fairfield 973-575-7720 The “family kitchen” of Cucina Calandra provides classic Italian cuisine in a family-friendly environment. The menu centers on southern Italian cooking and the dining room is reminiscent of an Italian courtyard. The dining room features a stone deck wood-burning oven and children can shape and decorate their own pizza. Pasta Night is featured on Tuesdays with pasta dishes and bottles of wines offered at half price

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.

Nori Sushi

406 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell • 973-403-2400 More than a traditional Japanese sushi restaurant, Nori Sushi offers unique and exotic foods ranging from Bugs Bunny and Jalapeño sushi rolls to Indonesian-Style lemongrass-scented chicken.

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

EAST HANOVER East Hanover Diner

275 NJ State Highway 10, East Hanover 973-884-8840 Soup, salad, pasta, omelets, burgers and more. Whatever the fare, we do it right. Bring the whole family to this delicious, neighborhood restaurant. MCC $MOD LP H TO

Flying Meatballs

10 NJ-10, East Hanover • 973-884-8600 At The Flying Meatball Marketplace they love to share good food with everyone. If in need for a catering order for a special event, a sandwich delivery for the office lunch, or food items for loved ones with dietary restrictions, they always deliver.

Kam Man

200NJ-10, East Hanover • 973-503-1770 Featuring traditional Asian food including pastries, hot food items such as Asian beef, chicken, duck, seafood, BBQ and Vietnamese noodles.


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FAIRFIELD Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill

118-124 Route 46 E, Fairfield 973-575-6500 A family friendly restaurant offering Northern Italian dishes with a Mediterranean flair. The restaurant features an open kitchen, Tuscan themed dining room, lobby bar, outdoor seating in the spring and summer months, and fireside lobby dining in the winter months. ENT, OD, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

LITTLE FALLS Rare, The Steakhouse

LIVINGSTON Anthony Marra’s Restaurant & Pizzeria

18 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-992-8911 This cozy Italian restaurant is a staple for eat-in or take-out, lunch or dinner. Delicious thin crust pizza and pasta but other delectable entrees and appetizers as well. BYO VP RR MCC TO LP

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

Lithos Estiatorio

405 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston 973-758-1111 Offering fresh whole fish from the Mediterranean as well as many meat and poultry Greek dishes that will entice the palette of all culinary preferences. (continued on page 58)

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Now taking reservations for Easter Brunch Sunday, March 27, 11am-3pm - $29 per person A La Carte from 3-9pm 11 S. Fullerton Avenue • Montclair 973-746-6778 • WWW.PALAZZONJ.COM Parking garage located across street

Catering Available

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NoW SeRvInG 21 E. Northfield Ave, Livingston 973-994-7883 Nestled on the corner of Northfield Avenue behind Infinity Clothing store this new Thai restaurant is a must try! Perfect for a night out or a night in. Open for lunch and dinner WednesdaySunday. BYO, LP, $MOD

Il Vicolo Ristorante

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

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Italian Market More than just meatballs… In addition to traditional Italian comfort foods, we offer a variety of healthy foods, products & services. Catering (for corporate/private affairs), customized Meal Prep with several meal options (low sodium, low fat, gluten free, vegetarian, dairy free), as well as nutrition consulting & cooking demonstrations with Chef Tony Grande of Il Capriccio. We offer lunch & dinner meals, freshly baked goods and Imported Italian foods & products. Delivery is available for your convenience.

Chef Tony Grande & his family that brought you Il Capriccio wish you buon appetito! Visit our website to view our menu 110 Route 10, East Hanover 973-884-8600 Open Monday through Saturday 9am-6pm, Closed Sundays Find us on facebook Flying Meatballs Market and Instagram March 2016 57

Restaurant GUIDE Where Everyone Can Make Real Asian Food! East Hanover Center 200 State Route 10 West East Hanover, NJ 07936 973-503-1770

Full Selection of Asian Food

(Japanese, Chinese/Taiwanese, Korean, Thai, Malaysian, Vietnamese, Philipino, Indian)

Live and Fresh Seafood Huge Selection for Vegetarian


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Nero’s Grille

618 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-994-1410 • An American steakhouse with an Italian accent. Fine dining in a comfortable atmosphere.

Pizzetta Enoteca


Miso Paste

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62 West Mt. Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-740-2264 Acasual, cool, hip place for young families seeking authentic thin crust pizza and fresh Italian dishes.

Strip House

2011 and 2012 Best of Essex reader’s choice awards is a testament to their quality and popularity with local residents. MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

Thavma Mediterranean Grill

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



Asian Teas

Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine

Tamarind Paste

Dried Shiitake Mushrooms

Prime Steak… Seafood… Pasta

550 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave, The Westminster Hotel, Livingston 973-548-0050 With menu items including truffle creamed spinach, prime cuts of steak and Grade A beef, an extensive wine list and decadent desserts, the Strip House is the quintessential steak house.

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

59 Main Street, Millburn 973-912-8838 Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine focus’s on delivering the best taste while providing the lowest cholesterol and trans fat and only using fresh ingredients. Open kitchen with a warm, friendly dining room. Convenient take-out and delivery for lunch and dinner and specializing in off-premise catering. BYO, $MOD, LP, NR, H, MCC, TO, D


407 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, 973233-9400 • Offering fresh, creative, high-quality sushi and European cuisine.

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reen Bag els Whether you’re planning a corporate event or for St. Pa trick’s family gathering, let us cater your next holiday. Day Sandwich platters, bagel trays with all the toppings and 3 or 6 ft. subs available for delivery or pick-up.


652 Bloomfield Ave (Corner of Grove Ave) • Verona 973-857-9408 •


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

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Bistro 18 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,

18 S. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair • 973-233-0800 Featuring a new American cuisine with European & Asian influences.

Osteria Giotto

21-23 Midland Avenue, Montclair 973-746-0111 Osteria Giotto’s traditional Italian cuisine has delighted patrons’ palates with a menu that includes an array of delicious and authentic Italian soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Fresh pasta made daily and bread is baked daily on the premises.

Fresh, Healthy & Authentic


700 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-509-8099 Serving breakfast, brunch and lunch staples with a twist, Toast is the perfect place to try new and exciting varieties of old favorites in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Try the Crab Cake Benedict or the Crab and Asparagus Omelet.

Tiny Elephant

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Best Chinese Restaurant for 7 Consecutive Years Gluten Free Menu Available!



199 Bellevue Avenue • Upper Montclair • 973.509.8878 Order Online: 54 Fairfield St, Montclair 973-774-7252

Open Sunday-Thursday 11:00am-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 11:00am-10:30pm

Make your next dinner an experience worth remembering.


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Sharing space with Watchung Booksellers | Hours: Tues-Fri 8-7, Sat & Sun 9-4

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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


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631 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-783-1088 Specializing in Asian vegetarian dishes.

VERONA 18 Grove Ave, Verona, NJ 07044 973-559-3033 Serving fresh and authentic Thai food.

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

Turtle + The Wolf

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Veggie Heaven

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973-744-4144 A restaurant offering modern American cuisine, a full bar, and an extensive liquor and wine list.

622 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-783-9800 Serving fresh, locally-sourced American food with a global influence. Menu updated regularly. Call for reservations. BYO, RR, LP, MCC, $EXP

Upstairs Restaurant & Bar

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


776 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell 973-808-7178 This Japanese grill and Sushi bar uses only the freshest and highest quality seafood to prepare your meal.

608 Valley Rd, Upper Montclair



“Casual Italian Dining” B OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK BYO Lunch: Tue-Fri 11:30am-3pm Dinner: Tue-Sat 4pm-10pm, Sun: 3pm-9pm

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WEST ORANGE The Essex House

525 Northfield Avenue, West Orange 973-731-2222 Whether it’s for a quick drink at the bar, a business luncheon, a romantic steak dinner for two, or a private event, The Essex House accommodates all their guests with a warm, inviting atmosphere and an experience they’ll look forward to returning back for, time and time again. ENT, H, RR, LP, VP, MCC, $EXP, TO

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

BYO: Bring your own ENT: Entertainment as noted H: Handicapped accessible OD: Outdoor dining (in season) NR: No reservations accepted RR: Reservation 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 Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar

Highlawn Pavilion

Eagle Rock Reservation,


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. H, RR, VP, MCC, $EXP,

Experience Authentic Thai Cuisine


34 South Valley Road, West Orange • 973-736-7899 This full service restaurant and bar uses a 21 E Northfield Road unique blend of southern BBQ that creates their own special delicacies. Using Livingston only the finest premium meats, slow 973-994-7383 smoked in state-of-the art smokers, with their own exclusive house blend of rubs VI_SuburbanEssex_March2016:Layout 1 2/15/16 7:03 PM Page 1 made from scratch.

Thai Kitchen



THE VERONA INN 624 Bloomfield Ave., Verona, NJ • 973.239.0544 •


Suburban Essex presents HOME RENOVATIONS


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Striving to provide the best design possible within the context of their client’s needs, spatial limitations, and budgetary considerations. 214 Montgomery St, Bloomfield | 973-748-1020




A thriving community bank that pride ourselves on hard work, friendly customer service and all the conveniences of local banking. See what BCB Community Bank can do for you!

A full service company offering kitchen & bath renovations, cabinetry, radiator covers, entertainment units, office systems & more.

165 Passaic Ave, Fairfield | 800-680-6872

Montclair | 973-783-5788





Offering an array of both surgical and non-surgical procedures for facial rejuvenation, breast enhancement, body contouring and skin care.

Since 1965, Air Group technicians and installers have provided innovative, cutting-edge home comfort solutions, including heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical

37 N Fullerton Ave, Montclair | 973-233-1933

800-545-1020 |



Radiance Medical Spa offers a comprehensive list of non-invasive and holistic therapies including skincare and therapeutic medical treatments, which aim to help patients treat skin issues.

An authorized dealer for Carrier heating and cooling units, Mitsubishi ductless cooling and heating systems, Crown Boilers and residential sales, installation and repairs of Generac Elite standby generators.

825 Bloomfield Ave, Fells Plaza, Suite 205, Verona 973-559-5231 |

127 Paterson Ave, Little Falls | 973-237-0505





Comprehensive dental treatment in all areas of general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry to help you achieve a bright, healthy smile.

In addition to full-service interior design, British Home Emporium has a broad selection of vintage and antique furniture and accessories, as well as custom woodwork, cabinetry and upholstery.

1129 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell | 973-521-7610

89 & 91 Main St, Madison 973-443-0303 |




A specialized program that uses custom-written scripts to guarantee equal roles, with each child receiving lots of individual attention. Every semester culminates in a full-scale musical production.

Creating residential interiors that interpret each client’s unique vision with sophisticated design aesthetic, attention to detail and exceptional quality.

In Residence at The Studio Playhouse, Upper Montclair 973-746-3303 |

Glen Ridge | 973-429-2106


SLOW BURN OF MONTCLAIR Specializing in a low-force, slow-motion strength training method called Slow Burn that will improve your strength, flexibility and endurance—without traditional aerobics or stretching. 25 Watchung Plaza, Montclair | 973-233-1013 62

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40th Anniversary

Cherry Blossom Festival

APRIL 9-24, 2016 Essex County Branch Brook Park

“YOU’RE INVITED TO ESSEX COUNTY BRANCH BROOK PARK to enjoy the most diverse collection of Cherry Blossom Trees, even larger than the national display in Washington, DC. The blossoming trees create a picturesque setting that transforms Branch Brook Park into a stunning spring fantasyland. We invite you and your family to come out and experience this natural wonder.” Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. Essex County Executive

A Blossom Event For Any Day SATURDAY, APRIL 9 ~ 7AM-1PM



CHERRY BLOSSOM10K RUN Cherry Blossom Welcome Center, Extension SATURDAY, APRIL 16 ~ 10AM

1-MILE FUN RUN/WALK Southern Division


ESSEX COUNTY FAMILY DAY Prudential Concert Grove



Cherry Blossom Welcome Center, Extension

GUIDED HISTORIC PARK TOURS Sunday, April 17 through Saturday, April 23 (11am, 12noon, 1pm, and 2pm)


*No tours will be offered on Sunday, April 24th Have our knowledgeable guides take you on a 45-minute journey, highlighting 121 years of history hidden within Branch Brook Park’s structure and design! Tours leave from the Essex County Cherry Blossom Welcome Center daily at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, and 2pm. Transportation around the park is provided. Tickets are $5/person. Reserve your tickets by calling 973.433.7469. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Center on the tour date. Space is limited. For group or private tour bookings, please call 973.433.7469.


HISTORIC TOURS BY CELL PHONE Available ALL Season This free, self-guided historic walking tour can be accessed by cell phone or smart phone. Spend the day exploring all 72 tour stops or pick and choose your favorites. One call to 973.433.9047 or a scan of the bar code at each tour stop, unlocks a world of park history and horticultural information.

Visit our website for more details and information at WWW.ESSEXCOUNTYNJ.ORG

Live, Love, Laugh This Spring with Advanced Smiles

Receive a COMPLEMENTARY GIFT during the month of March when you schedule a $99 Zoom Whitening with your routine cleaning.

Convenient Appointments Available • Ample Private Parking

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685 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 102 • Verona • 973-857-7799

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