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MARCH 2017

What is the Oldest Piece of Clothing You Still Own and Wear?

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Probably a sweatshirt that just doesn’t get worn out. —Ryan Macejka, Montclair

It’s a pair of slippers, because they are really comfortable. And I feel they are nostalgic. They are so homey. —Kelly Hilden, Montclair



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I have a Chinese silk jacket from the 1920’s. A vintage piece I bought in the 80’s and I still have it.

My peacoat. It’s a Navy momento and it still fits me! —Richard Kopeck, Montclair

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Actually, my college football jersey. I won’t let it go! —Nick Carras, Montclair

I think the oldest piece is ten years old, probably a sweatshirt, because it’s comfortable. —Julie DeRosa, Verona

I have a few T-shirts that are over twenty years old with sentimental value, and they still fit!

My mother’s Louis Vutton bag. It has sentimental value, my mother had it and passed it along to me.

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On the Spot

24 Domain

What is the Oldest Piece of Clothing You Still Own and Wear?

24 Trending Now… Discover the Hidden Storage Space in Your Walls

Inside Essex

25 Trending Now… The Early Bird Keeps the Lights On

Exciting News and Happenings Around the Area

10 Calendar of Events

31 Academic Profile Mount Saint Dominic on Finding Their Voice…

42 Event Highlight: Matisse and American Art

23 Local Gift Guide

32 Camp Section 34 Camp Spotlights

Support Local Merchants— Shop Local

31 49 Health, Wellness & Beauty 50 Five Tips for Good Gut Health 52 Dr. Mark Weinstein profile 52 Dr. Tessa Myra Cantado Almeda profile 53 Health, Wellness & Beauty Resource Directory

56 Restaurant Guide 60 Best of Essex Service Directory Your Guide to the Best of What’s Around

62 Diamond Minds LIKE THIS! An interview with Soleio Cuervo 6

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Inside ESSEX New Year, New Name— Montclair History Center

Celebrating One Year of Healing

he Montclair Historical Society started off the New Year with some big changes by debuting a new name and logo to better reflect who they are today—Montclair History Center. Their mission to preserve, educate, and share continues on in a place where the rich history of Montclair and northern NJ are shared through personal and hands-on experiences.

r. Bonnie Barnhart and SPA Chiropractic is celebrating their one year anniversary of providing chiropractic care to Essex county residents. From massage therapy to spinal scans and more, SPA Chiropractic has spent its first year treating and healing patients, including children, pregnant women, and the elderly.


Founded over fifty years ago as the Montclair Historical Society, its goal was to save the Israel Crane House. The center has expanded over time and now stewards the Crane House and Historic YWCA, the Nathaniel Crane House, the Clark House, and the Shultz House. Along with these four historic houses, a micro-farm, learning center, library, and archives fulfill the center’s mission. The name change better reflects that mission and what the center has become in the fifty years since its founding—a history center. See how the Montclair History Center has grown over the years and into its new name at

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On the heals of the one year anniversary, SPA Chiropractic has made some changes to allow for an even better workspace. While its location has stayed the same, the inside of the office has expanded, adding a new table for flexion/distraction along with display cabinets that show off their new line of Arbonne products. Essential oils used for treatments and aromatherapy massages now line a wall so patients can see all that they offer. And the office isn’t the only change, Dr. Barnhart is now a second level Reiki practitioner and a birth/labor and postpartum doula. Spa Chiropractic will be hosting events or anniversary celebrations. learn more by visiting: SpaChiropractic.

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Group Home for Adults with Disablities Opens in Livingston


ur House, Inc., whose mission is to provide “healthy, stimulating, and inclusive environments for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” opened its 17th group home for adults with disabilities and celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new home, located on Dellmead Drive in Livingston, on Thursday, Febuary 16th. “At Our House, Inc., we believe that every adult deserves the chance to live independently,” said Michele DelCorsano, President and CEO of Our House, Inc. According to Joe Medler, Director of Residential Services, the residents, four young men who have worked hard to gain this opportunity for independence, will have the chance to set out on their own with support and guidance from professionals, and make an independent life for themselves. Our House, Inc. is located at 76 Floral Avenue in Murray Hill. For more information, to donate or attend an event, call 908-464-8008 or visit

CEO of Our House Inc., Michele DelCorsano, cuts the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the organization’s first home in Livingston, with Deputy Mayor Edward Meinhardt, Town Council Member Alfred M. Anthony, Sheri Fine of NJ Department of Developmental Disabilities, and Our House’s Director of Housing, Diane Driscoll.

Correction: In the Private & Independent School Resources section of the February 2017 edition the incorrect logo was used for The Winston School of Short Hills. The correct logo is…. 8

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Whipping It All Up from Scratch

Calling All Vendors

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earching for flavorful dishes to order at a restaurant when you have food allergies can be tough. Robert Beatty knows all too well how difficult and frustrating this can be and it became a key factor in his decision to open his own restaurant in May 2016. Roberts Scratch Kitchen was created to help those in similar situations like his wife and daughters. “They have celiac disease and other food allergies, and it’s important for people with allergies to have a safe place to eat without cross-contamination,” he explained.

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Open daily for lunch and dinner, The Kitchen also has a wide range of catering options. The entire menu is made to order, with tantalizing dishes such as risotto, fresh steak and fresh fish. The entire menu can be made gluten free, and for those saving themselves for dessert, Robert also offers a gluten-free dessert menu. The BYOB establishment also prides itself in offering menu changes seasonally every three months; and there is no freezer on premises.


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Artistic Director Moses Pendleton brings the landscape of the American Southwest to life with his signature illusionistic style, creating dynamic images of cacti, slithering lizards and fire dancers using props, light, shadow, humor and the human body. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. Ongoing

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Where Modern America Was Invented Thomas Edison’s home and laboratory are a step back in time, when machines were run by belts and pulleys and music was played on phonographs. Where to the passerby, the buildings betray little evidence of the industries they once started. Discover where America’s greatest inventor changed our world forever. Call for visiting information, research or filming inquiries, group or school reservations or simply to learn more about the park. Thomas Edison National Historic Park, 211 Main St., West Orange. 973-736-0550 x11.

Explore Children’s Museum Totally built and staffed by young people from NJ Youth Corps, the museum is filled with exciting and unique exhibit and learning experiences. Enter the Tomb of the Ancient Kings. Come aboard the Stargazer a spaceship. Take a trip in the Time Traveler. In he Jukebox Timeline Café children dance their way through 6 decades of history. In Scienceworks they will see how much fun science can be. And much more. The Jersey Explorer Children’s Museum, 192 Dodd Street East Orange. 973-673-6900.

This is an ongoing program that assists women in becoming “job ready” and successfully find employment. Meet with a professional and receive guidance in goal setting, career planning, resume writing, interview techniques, and job search strategies. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite120, Livingston. 973-9944994.

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Art Exhibit The Montclair Public Library’s popular art series exhibits continues with “Larger Than Life”: portraits of iconic women artists by Montclair painter Merrie Koehlert in honor of Women’s History Month. An art reception, March 4th, from 2-4pm. Runs thru March 31. Montclair Public Library Gallery, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2221.

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The Newark Museum recently unveiled its newly redesigned and reinterpreted Native American galleries. Featuring more than 100 rarely exhibited objects from throughout the United States and Canada, Native Artists of North America showcases an exciting selection of works from the permanent collection, dating from the early 19th century to the present, including many objects never before exhibited. Newrak Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

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A support group for children grieving a loss from a lifealtering crisis such as death, separation, divorce or other painful transitions. Ages 5-12 years. Please call for March dates and times; NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Yoga Story Time For children ages 3-5. Registration in Preschool Story Time is required. !0:30am. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. 973-667-0405.

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A World Premiere by Obie AwardWinner Nikkole Salter, author of Carnaval and Lines in the Dust. When a Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape teen is caught vandalizing property in protest of the school’s Indian mascot, her mother cuts a deal to help her atone with the school. How - or will - these cultures co-exist. Runs thru March 5. Call for dates and times. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-395-5551.

Computer training is available to all women at all levels. March classes are: Intermediate WORD and Basic EXCEL. Call for dates and times; NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-9944994.

Women’s Workshops The March program is “Overwhelmed with Paper Clutter?” Call for date and time. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

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Thursday, March 2 Tommy Emmanuel Performs Two-time Grammy® nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. The legendary guitarist has a professional career that spans five decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. Special guest Joe Robinson. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

CASA’s Spin for a Child The National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every abused or neglected child can be safe, have a permanent home and the opportunity to thrive. Sign up now for CASA’s 9th annual Spin for a Child fundraiser. Join for a ride that makes a difference. Spin & Sip ride 6:30-7:30pm. Cocktail event only. 7:30pm. AthleticGenius, 695 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. 973-622-4832.

Kids’ Creativity Center An Introspective Look at Contemporary African-American Art in New Jersey curated by Alvin Pettit. In honor of Black History Month, the exhibit honors the accomplishments of African-American artists in New Jersey. Runs thru March 31. The Art and Design Gallery in the Sherman H. Masten Learning Resource Center, CCM, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-328-5000.

Strictly Business: The Dale Carnegie Immersion Seminar This unique three-day seminar will help to master the skills needed to excel in today’s competitive workplace. After you complete the seminar participants will be equipped to perform as a persuasive communicator, creative problem solver and intelligent risk-taker. Also March 2 & 3. 9am-5pm. Dale Carnegie Training of Northern NJ, 1140 Bloomfield Ave., Ste 109, West Caldwell. 973-890-090.

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The Heart Healthy Benefits of Red Wine & Dark Chocolate Lecture A few good choices can help you feel better and stay healthier. Join one of the Nurse Practitioners from The Heart Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center to learn about living a hearthealthy life. 1:30pm. Free, registration required. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute, JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 1-888-724-7123,


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Essex Photo Club will host Doug Goodell, nature photographer and author, as he presents an illustrated lecture entitled “Nature Photography and Adventures in the Wilderness of Costa Rica”. Caldwell United Methodist Church, 8 Academy Rd., Caldwell. 7:30pm. 862-202-4701.

If you are an adoptive parent and would like to get some insight from adult and teenage adoptees or you were adopted and would like to connect with other adoptees, this group is for you. Led by Adoption Transition Expert, Regina Radomski. 7pm. The Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, 525 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

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Two musical legends, on stage together: folk music icon Arlo Guthrie and southern country and blues artist Taj Mahal in one incredible night. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 888466-5722.

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Our House Foundation will host an evening of fine wine, spirits, craft beer and culinary tastings. Sommelier Andrew Bell, President of the American Sommelier Association will be teaching a class about Old World Wine versus New World Wine; sharing his knowledge in a presentation; as well as mingling, sharing tips throughout the evening and leading a blind tasting. Basking Ridge Country Club,185 Madisonville Rd, Basking Ridge. For more information or to purchase a ticket, visit or call 908-464-8008, ext 122.

A unique experience watching and photographing packs of Tundra, Timber, and Arctic wolves at the Lakota Wolf Preserve. Attendees will have numerous opportunities to get unobstructed photos of the wolves in a natural setting. This setting provides a stress-free environment and allows attendees to get the best possible shots. The preserve is also home to a few bobcats and foxes. Seminar (for all participants): 6- 8pm. Unique Photo, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 973-377-2007. Excursion: March 10th, 1- 7pm. Lakota Wolf Preserve, 89 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Columbia.

Dionne Warwick Performs Scintillating, soothing and sensual best describe the familiar and legendary voice of five-time Grammy Award winning music legend, Dionne Warwick, who has become a cornerstone of American pop music and culture. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227–1030.

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Join chef Diana Albanese and visit Venice through food. Menu includes: Polenta crostini with mascarpone and walnut topping, linguine con vongole, sweet and sour fish with caramelized onions pine nuts and golden raisins, chicken fricassee with red wine mushrooms and pancetta, spicy fennel gratin, winter citrus salad with briny green italian olives, torta della nonna. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Dar Williams Performs An idiosyncratic songwriter who wrote folk songs from a unique, often insightful perspective, Williams took pains to avoid the coy and the quirky; her songwriting and performing style have been compared to Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez, but with a few acidic and at times hilarious twists. Outpost Spring Benefit Concert. 8-10:30pm. Opener Trevor Gordon Hall. 8-10:30pm. The Sanctuary at UUC, 67 Church St., Montclair.

“Take One” Musical Comedy The story of the disastrous first versions of three great things—the creation of the world, Michelangelo and the painting of the Sistine Chapel ceiling, and the development of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma. Take One is a historyspanning musical comedy that explores the struggles that come with the act of creation, even for the gods. March 3rd & 4th, 8pm and March 5, 3pm. Westminster Arts Center, Bloomfield College, 449 Franklin St., Bloomfield. 973996-8484.

Manga/Anime Club For 7th-12th grades. No registration required. 3pm. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive in Nutley. 973-667-0405.

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Free Cardiac and Concussion Screenings For Young Athletes The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes of RWJBarnabas Health provides free cardiac screening for children ages 6 to 18 years and concussion baseline screenings (ImPACT) for 5- to 18-year-old children. 8am-2pm. South Mountain Recreation Complex, Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. To learn more and schedule an appointment:

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Aesop Bops! with Storyteller David Gonzalez

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Featuring a potpourri of Aesop’s classic stories. This feast of funky, physical storytelling leaves young audiences feeling like they had just performed the show too. Aesop Bops! rocks, and rolls out the red carpet – inviting kids to join in the fun. Ages 4-12. 2pm. South Orange Performing Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Family Program: Maple Sugaring A sugar maple tree in Mother’s Garden at Van Vleck will be tapped, and if the weather cooperates the sap will be flowing. Families are invited to visit and learn how to identify a sugar maple tree and discover the steps for turning sap into syrup. At the conclusion of the tour, there will be a taste testing of course. Tour Times (30Min): 1, 1:30 & 2pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

New Jersey Jewish Film Festival Screening “Past Life” is a fascinating and profoundly moving new film from one of Israel’s most acclaimed directors Avi Nesher. Two Israeli sisters delve into the dark mystery of their father’s former life in Poland during the Second World War. Inspired by a true story. 7:30pm. Maurice Levin Theater, JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-530-3473.

Eating Disorder Support Group Lecture The Eating Disorder Support Groups, ANAD of Northern NJ are hosting a Recovered Speaker. Ms, Hannahkate Coultas will be speaking at the monthly Eating Disorder Support Groups and staying to co-facilitate the monthly support groups. This support group is for individuals choosing to recover from an eating disorder and a concurrent support group for their family members and friends who wish to support their recovery. Free. 9:30-11am. The Saint Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston. Call to register at 973-783-2292.

Princess Breakfast Get ready for extreme pickle balancing, champion banana wrestling, coat hanger tug of war, and the ultimate chicken challenge. Petra’s shows combine educational content with puppetry, illusions, props, sound effects, music and humor to keep students engaged. 1 & 3pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227–1030.

Vic Dibitetto Performs An incredibly powerful performer, comedian Vic DiBitetto churns energy, honesty and humanity into nonstop laughter. His pace is frenetic. He’s been called a cross between Rodney Dangerfield and Ralph Kramden. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227–1030.

Children should arrive in their princess best and enjoy a fairy tale brunch. Princesses will make their rounds at a regal breakfast fit for a queen, allowing for photographs and autographs. Children under 3 are free. 9:3011:30am. Cucina Calandra, 216 U.S. Highway 46 East, Fairfield.

Earth, Moon and Sun Planetarium Show Explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun. With the help of Coyote and Native American stories, participants will learn about moon phases, eclipses, constellations and more. Recommended for adults and children ages 5-8 years, 35 minutes. Also Sunday 1pm. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550. (continued on page 16)

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Casino Night Tricky Tray Fundraiser The Forest Avenue School and Community Association is currently seeking donations for its biennial Tricky Tray. The purpose of this event is to raise funds needed to complete the library renovation. Join a fun filled evening of casino games, dinner and drinks, a tricky tray and a silent auction. 7-11pm. The Commonwealth Club in Montclair, 26 Northview Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-746-2984.

FLEX Stretch & Balance For Families Hang out and meet up with fellow beer aficionados in this festival dedicated to trying the best craft beers. With over 200 to choose from, live music, and great food from seafood to BBQ, this fun filled festival is one that beer lovers won’t want to miss. Session 1 is from 12–4pm. Session 2 is from 5:30–9:30pm. The Morristown Armory, 430 Western Ave., Morristown.

Dara Winters is a Yoga instructor, health & fitness advocate and inventor of the Flex Foot Harness. Specifically geared toward pre-schoolers, elementary schoolers and their families. Bring a yoga mat. Free. 11am. Registration required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Juilliard @ SOPAC: Bomsori Kim, Violinist, Performs Recently Bomsori Kim made great success in the two biggest international competition: 15th Tchaikovsky International Competition and the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2015. At the international debut in the 4th Sendai International Music Competition, she became the youngest prize winner. 3pm. South Orange Performing Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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Farm Camp: Early Bird Registration The Montclair Community Farms, Montclair History Center, and Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4H will be partnering for all camp sessions. 10am-Noon. There will be four weeks of camp offered throughout the summer. Montclair Community Farms at the Montclair History Center, 108 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973353-1337. communitypartnerships/4-H-Camp-Full-Brochure.pdf

All contestants need to bake 2 dozen cupcakes and submit recipe with ingredients. Winners will be chosen based on taste and presentation. Non-bakers welcome. Remaining cupcakes can be purchased with proceeds going to RJWC Scholarship Fund sponsored by the Roseland Jr. Woman’s Club, Roseland First Aid Squad Community Room, 300 Eagle Rock Ave./Silvia Way, Roseland. 973-228-6512 evenings.

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The Chieftains Perform Six-time Grammy winners and cultural ambassadors The Chieftains and the First Couple of Celtic music, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, join forces in an evening of astonishing fiddle and song. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

‘End of Winter’ Concert Conducted by Jim Wasko. 3pm. Montclair High School Auditorium, Park St. at Chestnut St., Montclair. Free admission and free parking. Sponsored by Montclair Recreation and Cultural Affairs. 973-744-1454. Eliza Neals is an award-winning sultry and powerful Blues Rock soul vocalist, recording artist, composer, performer, publisher, and producer who has been compared to some of the greats. Regina Bonelli’s band delivers an authentic, gritty Blues and Soul sound. 7pm. South Orange Performing Center, The Loft, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

The Community Concert Series The Community Concert Series presents a trio of women musicians honoring Women’s History Month. The piano, flute, and voice trio will perform works by women composers. 3-4:30pm. A reception for the artists will follow. Free but a donation is suggested. First Presbyterian Church, 10 Fairview Ave., Verona. 973-239-3561.

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Monday, March 6 One Stone at a Time: Newark and the Women’s Suffrage Movement A century ago, Newark women took active roles in the determined and methodical campaign to gain the right to vote for women. This was finally achieved when the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified in August 1920. Free and open to the public. 6pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Join a Saint Barnabas Medical Center registered dietician to learn how the foods you eat can affect your mood and how to make changes in your diet to feel better. 1:30pm. Free, registration required. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute, JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 1-888-724-7123,

Ian Gallagher, Irish singer and musician, will perform some favorite Irish classics, as well as some have never heard of before. This is a very interactive concert, be prepared to have fun as Ian talks with the audience about the history of Ireland and the songs being performed. 1pm. The Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

PJ Library Story Time During this drop-in time, Toddlers (13-23 months) and their parent/caregiver will experience PJ Library stories and related songs. Led by experienced librarian Meryl Goodman and early childhood master educator, Randi Cohen. 11:30-Noon. Also March 20 & April 3. Temple Beth Shalom, Tepper Library, 193 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston. 973-992-6546.

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Rickie Lee Jones and Madeleine Peyroux Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 with “Chuck E’s In Love” and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums. Since 1996, Madeleine Peyroux has drawn comparisons to the likes of Billie Holiday for her original works and her intimately arranged covers of classic blues and jazz. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Tuesday, March 7 Project H.O.P.E. Spring Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series March 7: Navigating Your Care After Cancer Treatment. March 14: Defining Yourself After Cancer Treatment. March 28: The Benefits of Exercise for Cancer Survivors. Topics include navigating care following treatment, understanding long term and late effects of treatment and nutritional needs. 6:30-8pm. Free; registration required. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute, JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-322-2671.

PJ Library Story Time During this drop-in time, Toddlers (24 months +) and their parent/caregiver will experience PJ Library stories and related songs. Led by experienced librarian Meryl Goodman and early childhood master educator, Randi Cohen. 9:30-10am. Tuesdays. Temple Beth Shalom, Tepper Library, 193 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston. 973-992-6546.

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“American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity & Making a Difference” Lecture Speaker Bryan Stevenson is an acclaimed civil rights attorney and author of “Just Mercy”. He speaks about our broken criminal system. He has secured relief for dozens of condemned prisoners and is a Law Professor at New York University School of Law. Presented by the Parent’s Association of Montclair Kimberey. 7-8:30pm. Free. Montclair Kimberley Academy, 201 Velley Rd., Montclair. 973-509-7947.

Drumline Live For this occasion, the Exhibition Committee of Morris Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, with guest curator, Jeanne Brasile, selected works by six outstanding New Jersey artists. As Curator Brasile states, “Unfortunately, in difficult times such as now, we tend to focus on the things that divide us... This group exhibition, Common Ground endeavors to express the interconnectedness of the human experience through a variety of artistic impressions.” Free. 6-8pm. The Gallery at 14 Maple, Morristown. 973-285-5115.

Meet the Garden Invaders These hitchhikers have landed on our shores, putting our gardens, environment, and economy in danger. Join us for an overview of current and emerging threats posed by non-native pests and diseases. Once you’ve made their acquaintance, how can you stop them? Yes, anyone can help protect our gardens, crops, and forests. 10-11:30am. Van Vleck House & Gardens, Education Center, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

Eco Explorers Program A hands-on nature discovery through guided walks, scientific investigation and woodlands discovery. Pre-registration, health forms and membership are required. 3:30pm. Also March 21, 3:30pm. Grades 1-3. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills. 973-376-3587.


This high-octane musical spectacle pays homage to the show-stopping marching popularized at historically AfricanAmerican colleges. Musical styles ranging from hip-hop to American soul, gospel to jazz, combined with a unique style of drumming, mesmerizing musicianship and lively choreography, create a dynamic production guaranteed to get you on your feet by halftime. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Thursday, March 9 Price of Liberty Film/Discussion Series: A Place to Beome 20th century Montclair through the eyes of women who attended the YWCA. Drew University’s Dr. Lillie Edwards, a Montclair resident, will host the first program. 1-3pm. Presented By the Montclair History Center. Montclair Public Library, 50 S Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500.

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SOMA Film Festival

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The festival continues to showcase new, entertaining and innovative films from local, student, domestic and international filmmakers. By popular demand, the SOMA Film Festival will run thru March 12. The coming year will add a kids & family program. The Festival will highlight a panel filled with industry professionals who will provide insightful advice on a range of movie-making topics. Visit web for schedule and venues. 973-313-2787.

The Caldwell Public Library continues its Local History Series with a lecture with relevance to Women’s History Month. Historian & genealogist Beverly W. Crifasi presents “The Women of Caldwell.” Reservations required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Join Inspirational Educator and Psychotherapist, Rose Suzanne Waldman and experience how she uses guided visualization, and reiki to help participants move deeply into a peaceful and relaxed state of mind. Meditation helps you reduce stress relieve anxiety, halt obsessive thinking and improve your well-being. Men & Women. Also March 24, women only. 5pm. Registration required. Kip’s Castle, 22 Crestmont Rd., Verona. 973-433-7469.

Betty Buckley Performs Two-time Grammy nominee Betty Buckley is one of theater’s most respected and legendary leading ladies. She is an actress/singer whose career spans theater, film, television and concert halls around the world. She is a 2012 Theatre Hall of Fame inductee. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227–1030.

Adult Forum “Lunch & Learn” Screen “Denial”. Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah Lipstadt played by Rachel Weisz, must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel. Lunch is from Rye Deli. Call 973-533-1809 to reserve lunch. You are welcome to come just for the screening. Lunch 12:30pm program 1pm. Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Ave., Millburn. 973-379-3811.

St. Patrick’s Celebration Cooking Class Join chef Suzanne Lowery and cook a St. Patrick’s Day meal. Menu includes: Cheddar stout fondue, irish soda bread, roasted potato leek soup, corned beef and grilled cabbage with horseradish sauce, marmalade glazed carrots, irish cream cheesecakes. 11am-2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

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Exciting classes will be offered in singing, dancing, comedy, T.V./ Acting, make-up, hip hop, stage combat, audition/college prep. And more. Meet Agents and study with guest artists from T.V., film & B’way. Broadway Boot Camp-July 3rd-July 22nd. Final shows in N.J. and N.Y.C. Ages 7-18, Beginner-Advanced. Pool parties too. Partial scholarships are available. Call Randy for appt: 973-8686529.

The Irish Tenors Perform With Members of the NJSO

Saturday, March 11

All classically trained singers, each having performed in leading concert halls across the world, together they combine to produce a sound and concert experience which touches hearts and stirs the emotions. Happy songs of celebration and humor, mixed with touching melodies and songs that warm the heart. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227–1030.

Stanley Jordan and Billy McLaughlin Perform Two guitar virtuosos in a single evening. Four-time Grammy nominee Stanley Jordan and Emmy winner Billy McLaughlin. 8pm. NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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The College Women’s Club of Montclair Presentation Philip Jaeger will present “Notable Restaurants and their Historic Origins” 10am. Refreshments until 10:30am followed by the program. Frist Lutheran Church, 153 Park St., Montclair. 973-239-8710.

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The Tartan Terrors mix rock energy with traditional folklore, dance and humor. Wielding an arsenal featuring classic pipes and fiddle, driving drum tones, and signature guitar styles. 8pm. 908-979-0900.

B’nai Shalom Purim Celebration Join the Purim Night festivities where there will be a full reading and a family reading of Megillat Esther. Come in costume, join the masquerade parade, eat Hamantashen. 7pm. Then stay to enjoy a Vaudeville Cabaret night filled with funny skits, songs and dances performed by members. 8:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0160 ext. 207.

Adapted from the book by Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Ages 7-13.10am. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343.

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Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss’s most beloved character comes to life onstage to create an afternoon of mischief. With some tricks (and a fish) and Thing Two and Thing One, the fun’s never done. Ages 3-10. 1:30 & 4:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Learn more about The Montclair Orchestra and the inaugural 2017 season at an open public session. Orchestra President Andre Weker and Music Director David Chan will be on hand to talk about the plans and vision for the orchestra, and Quartet 212, made up of members of the New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, will be performing. Registration required. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.

Jersey-based frontman, singer and harmonica player Rob Paparozzi brings a wide range of musical styles to NJPAC’s jazz brunch series. A sumptuous buffet brunch, including an omelet station and a medley of desserts. 11am and 1pm, with performances scheduled at 11:30am and 1:30pm. NICO Kitchen + Bar, NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Building your dreams since 1965 Favorite Doll Tea Event Children with their parents, grandparents, and dolls all dressed for a traditional high tea are invited. The tables are laid with an array of finger sandwiches, steaming pots of tea, refreshing lemonade and a delicious array of delicate desserts served on three tier trays. Dolls can visit the beauty salon run by the Girls’ Club for a new doll hair style and a bit of pampering. Take a chance on the many raffle prizes and visit the vendors offering doll clothes, jewelry, and small toys. Every child leaves with a prize to remember her afternoon. Women’s Club of Glenridge, 219 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge. 973-748-5459.

Purim Megillah Reading & Carnival Religous School open house at 9:45am. Celebrate Purim with a Family Megillah Reading Service starting at 10:30am followed by a ‘Peace’ of Purim Carnival at 11am. Children of all ages are encouraged to wear costumes and bring their parents & grandparents for games, lunch & fun. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

Jazz for Teens Ensemble Enjoy a special menu of delicious treats, as music fills Engelhard Court. 2pm. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

Italian Glass Exhibition Showcasing over thirty objects, “Lino Tagliapietra: Maestro of a Glass Renaissance” will be on view and will highlight Tagliapietra’s place in the art historical canon as both a champion of the Muranese tradition and an innovative force among contemporary artists working in glass. 10am meet the artist breakfsst and tour. Reservations required. Runs thru June 18. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

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Parent & Child Ceramics Class B’nai Shalom Purim Carnival and Seudah Come to B’nai Shalom’s Purim Carnival with skill games, prizes, tot bouncy house, Camp Zeke Activity and lunch. Noon2pm. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way West Orange. 973-731-0160 ext. 208.

Students will create decorative and functional cookie jars out of clay while learning about basic slab construction, stamp usage, textures, and will choose a glaze to personalize their lidded jar. All jars will be kiln fired, food-safe, and ready for winter holiday cookies. Ages 5+. 11am-1pm. HackensackUMC Mountainside Hospital, 1 Bay Ave., Montclair. 973-429-6964.


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Sunday “Crafternoon” Long, cold, dark winter days getting you down? Make your own desert getaway: a miniature succulent garden. Build your own terrarium in a recycled glass container. Best for ages 12 and up. Pre-registration is required. All materials will be provided. 1pm. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Dr S., Short Hill. 973-376-3587.

“Bloomfield Through Time” Book Discussion Historical Society of Bloomfield (HSOB) Trustee Richard Rockwell will discuss his recently published book, “Bloomfield Through Time”, documenting Bloomfield’s turn-of-the-19th-century residential architectural patterns and the building and remodeling trends that influenced the Bloomfield we know today. The book includes rarely seen historic photographs digitally restored from negatives. 2-3pm. Crane House & Historic YWCA, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair.

Lenten Adult Education Series Adult Education Series. The series will focus on Tim Keller’s book, “Ever Good Endeavor” and the biblical account of Jesus’ life. This 5 week course entitled “What Does Lent Have to Do With Where I Spend Most of My Time” will meet Sunday mornings from 9-9:30am. Every lesson stands on its own, so it is not necessary to attend all. Call for dates and times. The First Presbyterian Church of Verona,10 Fairview Ave., Verona. 973-239-3561.


Pre- School Purim Workshop Free and open to children 3 to 8 years old. To register call 973-731-0160 ext. 208. 10am. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way West Orange.

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PJ Library Story Time During this drop-in time, Toddlers (312 months) and their parent/caregiver will experience PJ Library stories and related songs. Led by experienced librarian Meryl Goodman and early childhood master educator, Randi Cohen. 10:45-11:05am. Also March 27. Temple Beth Shalom, Tepper Library, 193 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston. 973-9926546.

Tuesday, March 14 Lower/Middle School Open House Winner of the Best of Essex gold medal in 2015 and 2016, Lacordaire Academy is an independent college preparatory school rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition serving a diverse student body. A challenging curriculum combines academics, athletics, appreciation of the arts, and community service to empower students to develop their own gifts and talents. 8:30-9:30am. Lacordaire Academy, 155 Lorraine Avenue, Upper Montclair. 973-744-1156 ext 12.

Seton Hall University Faculty Jazz Ensemble The Seton Hall University Faculty Jazz Ensemble, highly acclaimed by the University and the general community for its energetic, entertaining and educational jazz performances, will be celebrating its eighth appearance on the Jazz ‘n the Hall series this season. 7:30pm. South Orange Performing Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-3132787.

Temple Sholom TYKES Children learn about a Jewish holiday or subject. Create a special art project, sing a few songs, hear a Jewish story, and have a snack. Free. Ages 2-5. 4pm. Please RSVP to reserve your TYKES spot and Pasta Dinner. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

Public Speaking Mastery Workshop Dale Carnegie perfected the technique that turns those with the usual public speaking fears and phobia into polished professionals who get their ideas across with poise and enthusiasm. Tap into these techniques and achieve amazing results. Also March 15. 9am-5pm. Dale Carnegie Training of Northern NJ, 1140 Bloomfield Ave., Ste 109, West Caldwell. 973-890-0909.

Safe Shredding Safe Shredding is a safe way to discard those personal or financial papers you want to get dispose of. Call the temple office at 973-239-1321 to arrange a drop off. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

Wednesday, March 15 “With the Author” Book Talks “The Old Asylum” and Other Stories by Wheeler Antabanez. The broken windows of the abandoned sanitarium are foreboding and ominous, yet darkly inviting. The inmates have long since departed, but their suffering remains imprinted on the stagnant air of the empty wards. 7pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.

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Enjoy a guided hike, do a hands-on activity and read a story. Ages 3-6. 1-2pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

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Art Forms in Nature Workshops This series will focus on art forms in the natural world taught by teaching artist and designer Karen Fuchs. Ms. Fuchs will cover the beauty, design and function of forms such as branching, the spiral (Fibonacci spiral) and star/radial. Participants will observe and learn about these growth patterns, draw from specimens and images, and create an art project based on these concepts. Register for one or all three workshops in this series. Also March 22,29. 7-9pm. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-258-4026.



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Julius Caesar Production Personal loyalty and patriotic duty collide as cries of revolt rock the Roman capitol in Shakespeare’s searing political thriller. A must-see for students of history and English literature. 7pm. March 18, 2pm. April 22, 2pm. F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave., Madison.

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Diabetes: “Don’t Sugar Coat It” Lecture Join Bridget Jones, BA, RN, Diabetes Educator at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, for this informative program on diabetes management and prevention. March 15, 2pm, 430 Main St., West Orange. March 22, 2pm, Marian Manor, 7 Ashland St., Caldwell. Free, registration required: 1-888-724-7123,

Complex Coloring Class Teens - Get your zen on with Complex Coloring— The library will have the coloring books and supplies, or bring your own. Middle School and High School students welcome. 5:30pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

The Luxurious Art of Glass: A History Virginia Fabbri Butera, PhD, will delight visitors with her history of the art of glass making from Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia to Lino Tagliapietra and the Seattle glass scene today. 2pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morrisstown. 973-971-3706.

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Aquinas Academy Open House

Photo Competition

Visit the campus and learn more about what kind of education is offered. All are welcome, no pre-registration is necessary. 6-7:30pm. Aquinas Academy, 388 S. Livingston Ave. Livingston. 973-992-587.

Essex Photo Club will have its monthly competition judged by Marie Kane, NJFCC and APSA member, in the categories of nature and pictorial for beginning and advanced photographers. 7:30pm. Caldwell United Methodist Church, 8 Academy Road, Caldwell. 862-202-4701.

Thursday, March 16 B’nai Israel Lecture Gain a novel perspective with Hirschhorn speaker, artist, curator and art lecturer, Sheryl Intrator Urman as she presents discusses Egyptian Art: Insights for the Seders. See how our Haggadah may refer to some Egyptian beliefs. Lunch is from Rye Deli. Call 973-533-1809 to place your lunch order. Guests are welcome to come just for the lecture. Lunch 12:30pm program 1pm. Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Ave., Millburn. 973-379-3811.

Triple Threat Dance Showcase

Friday, March 17 Newark St. Patrick’s Parade Boasting bagpipes, kilts, step dancing and cheery Irish tunes, the parade will barrel through the streets to keep the tradition going strong. From the Prudential Center on Mulberry St., past Four Gateway Center, NJPAC, Military Park, St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral, the Newark Museum, and Washington Park. 1pm. Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark. 1pm.

Celiac Support Group Join Julianne Chlodnicki, RD, Clinical Coordinator at The Kogan Celiac Center at Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, who leads this monthly group designed for sharing and exchanging ideas, recipes and tips on living a gluten-free lifestyle. Free; all ages are welcome. 6:308pm. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston. 973-322-7272.

Musical Theatre Auditions

The power and infectious rhythms of African drumming and dance, the elegance and passion of Spanish dance, and the grace and beauty of ballet summon a delight to the senses, and an exceptional evening. 8pm. South Orange Performing Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Imagination Story Time Two-year-olds. Registration in Two-Year-Old Story Time is required. 10am. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive in Nutley. 973-667-0405.

Exciting classes offered in singing, dancing, comedy, T.V./ Acting, make-up, hip hop, stage combat, audition/college prep. And more. Meet Agents and study with guest artists from T.V., film & B’way. Broadway Boot Camp-July 3rd-July 22nd. Final shows in N.J. and N.Y.C. Ages 7-18, Beginner-Advanced. Pool parties too. Partial scholarships are available. Call 973-868-6529 to schedule an appointment. (continued on page 40)

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Academic PROFILE

Mount Saint Dominic on Finding Their Voice… By Christine S. Maxwell, photos by Dan Epstein

Sr. Frances Sullivan, OP with students


ount Saint Dominic Academy (MSDA) is a small Catholic all-girls school in Caldwell whose purpose is to educate, empower, and prepare young women for leadership roles in the 21st century. Now celebrating its 125th year, MSDA emphasizes the Four Pillars of Dominican Life: study, prayer, community, and mission. The school is a college-preparatory day school for girls in grades 9 through 12. Approximately 325 girls from diverse backgrounds attend MSDA. Pauline Condon, director of admissions, believes that an all-girl atmosphere helps young women achieve and fulfill their highest potential. “They get to know one another in a supportive way. This atmosphere lets the girls know that success and accomplishments are very desirable. The girls quickly become leaders in the school,” she states. MSDA, accredited by the Middle States Association, offers a rigorous program of study. Students choose courses in English, science, math, social studies, and world languages. Most students take at least one of the 25 honors and Advanced Placement courses. In addition, all students take classes in technology and are proficient in basic software programs. Prayer is at the heart of the MSDA education. The school community prays together during the day and at regular and special liturgies. Everyone takes a religion course each year.

Besides a rigorous academic program, students participate in competitive and community extracurricular activities. Track, field hockey, soccer, tennis, softball, cheerleading, basketball, golf and lacrosse are popular. Students find creative expression in clubs for art, dance, theatre, music, and public speaking. MSDA also requires students to complete mission work. Through its Siena Community Program, students have many opportunities to serve within the community. For example, they make blankets for babies in Harlem and prepare sandwiches for soup kitchens. The students also work with the elderly in nearby senior housing. Service hours increase as students advance in their studies and culminate with individual written reflections on the necessity of lifelong service to others. A MSDA education provides young women with the foundation to lead responsible, successful and meaningful lives. Remarks Condon, “MSDA is a great place for young women to find their voice.”

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Camp SPOTLIGHTS Arsenal Soccer Camps Age Groups: Boys & Girls, Ages 5-16 This summer learn to play “The Arsenal Way”. Arsenal Soccer Camps offer boys and girls ages 5-16 of all talent levels the exclusive opportunity to work with youth coaches from Arsenal Football Club, 13-time English champions. Players are grouped together based on ability in order to improve tactical, technical and physical ability. Together players hone their skills in a fun and supportive environment for a rewarding experience for all. Join us for the ultimate soccer camp!

Camp Caldwell 1 Provost Square, Caldwell 973-228-7665 Contact: Shannon Cornine - 973-241-7527 Email: Age Groups: 4-14 Camp Caldwell is perfect for parents looking for a safe, affordable & fun full-day camp to send their children ages 4 to 14. Soak up the fun this summer at Camp Caldwell.

Campus Kids Weekday Sleep-Away Camp Blairstown, NJ 973-845-9260 Contact: Tom Riddleberger Email: Age Groups: 7-15, co-ed Monday through Friday at camp AND home with family on weekends, transportation included. A perfect first sleep-away camp, and a great family lifestyle choice. Every camper picks his/her own activities every day. Sports, fine arts, performing arts, swimming, nature. Fun, active, involved staff. On the rural campus of Blair Academy. ACA-Accredited. Their 27th summer. Private tours given on weekends.

Centercourt Athletic Club of Chatham Summer Sports Camps 222 N. Passaic Avenue, Chatham 973-635-1222 Age Groups: 5-12 Directors: Dean Slaughter-soccer; Kim Christos-lacrosse; Andres Sanches-tennis A summer spent at the Centercourt Athletic Club of Chatham Sports Camps will be one to remember. It is the perfect setting for children to enjoy exciting summer days filled with tennis, soccer, lacrosse, swimming and Ninja Warrior training. The CAC Sports Camps features training sessions in their Junior Athlete Zone, daily lunch, swim time in a heated pool, and fun Friday activities that include color wars, tie dye, slip & slide and more.

Chatham Day School Summer Camp 700 Shunpike Road, Chatham, 973-410-0400 Contact: Heather Wampole Email: Age Groups: 2.5 years old - Grade 3 Chatham Day’s summer camp provides an enriching and exciting summer experience with students in two groups of Birdies and Hawks based upon age. All campers will experience water play outside, playground games, STEAM activities, arts & crafts, and more! All campers will be provided with a daily snack and camp shirt.

The Children’s Corner Preschool 40 Freeman Street, Roseland, NJ 07068 973-226-7300 Contact: Jamie Taneja, Head Teacher Email: Age Groups: 18 months to six years The Children’s Corner is an eclectic preschool whose mission is to nurture its students’ growth through creative learning in a loving, safe environment. The children develop a strong sense of self and independence by freely exploring and learning at their own pace, guided by the staff.

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Every Child Gets a Starring Role!

• Exciting musicals & comedies • One-week & two-week classes, ages 6-12 • Custom scripts give each child an equal part • Lots of individual attention in a friendly atmosphere that builds confidence & self-esteem

“At Essex Youth Theater, Every Child is a Star!” 973-746-3303 •

The Craig School Summer Program 15 Tower Hill Road, Mountain Lakes 973-334-1295 Contact: Nicole Moon Email: Age Groups: 2nd-11th grade The Craig School is an independent school that specializes in working with students with learning disabilities in grades 2–12. They offer an academic program aligned with the NJ Common Core Standards. 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. Students who sign up for the afternoon enrichment program will have the opportunity to attend field trips on Friday.

Delbarton School 230 Mendham Road Morristown 973-538-3231 X3019 Email: Age Groups: Sport Camps/ Boys grades 3-9; Courses/Coed Grades 3-12 Delbarton offers a variety of sports and academic programs. Boys in grades three to nine develop skills and build character on and off the field. Their co-ed academic program for grades three through twelve includes advanced credit, enrichment and skills courses. New in 2017: Early Bird Rates prior to June 9 and Red Cross Certified Swim Lessons.

Discover Business and Foreign Language Teen Camp

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285 Madison Avenue, Madison 973-443-8887 Contact: Timur Pakay, Executive Director Email: Age Groups:14-18 yrs old Part of the Silberman College of Business since 1989, the Rothman Institute supports entrepreneurship and innovation in the academic, business and nonprofit communities.

Elite Tennis Summer Camp 42 Fairfield Place, West Caldwell 973-575-1000 ext. 202 Email: Age Groups: Ages 4-18 Elite Tennis has over 35 years of experience teaching tennis to players of all ages and levels. What sets their camp apart from others is a low 4 to 1 student/instructor ratio and a consistently high quality of caring instruction day in and day out. Camp options available for players of all levels from beginner to advanced players.

Essex Youth Theater—Summer Theater Day Camp

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The Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair, NJ 973-746-3303 Director: Janet Sales Age Group: 6-12 Imagine the thrill of starring in your own show! This camp is a fun and exciting theater experience that encourages confidence and nurtures self-esteem. Custom-written scripts guarantee equal roles for every student. Twelve musicals and comedies to choose from. Start on Monday, star in a play on Friday!

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Harbor Haven Summer Program West Orange, NJ 908-964-5411 Contact: Robyn Tanne-Director Email: Age Groups:3-15; 16-18 Comprehensive summer program for children ages 3-15 with mild special needs. Numerous activities include: athletics, swim, science, performing arts, cooking, photography, computers, arts & crafts, yoga, trips, special events, entertainment and more. Social skills, daily academics, speech/occupational therapy, reverse inclusion and separate program for 16-18 year olds are unique components. Trained staff provides ratio1:3 or better. Door-Door a/c transportation available. Celebrating 21 years!

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Princeton, Morristown, Englewood + Montclair Age Groups: 6-12th Grade Finally, a summer school that won’t take away your summer fun! Catch up, get ahead, or try something new! From algebra to yoga and everything in between, they have over 250 courses for you to choose from, all taught one-to-one: one student to one teacher, always. This allows Fusion to personalize curriculum to each student. Fusion serves middle and high school students who crave a flexible customized learning environment. They offer rolling admissions and flexible scheduling so your student can start at any point in the year and take classes in the morning or afternoon!

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587 Springfield Avenue, Summit 908-598-8088 Contact: Tracie Xiong Email: Age groups: 2.5 - 12 Campers at HWIS will “travel” to Mandarin or Spanish-speaking regions around the world. Classrooms will transform into rainforests, deserts, and even the Silk Road! Campers will explore the region through science, art, music, cooking, and other handson activities. Experienced, native speaking teachers lead activities in a 100% immersion environment supporting campers of all language levels.

International Ivy Summer Enrichment Program

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14 locations across NJ including Caldwell, Chatham, Short Hills, Scotch Plains, Livingston, Summit, Morris Plains and Far Hills. 908-899-1338 Contact: Lily Wong Email: Age Groups: 5-15 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.

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Kent Place Girls’ Leadership Institute

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42 Norwood Avenue, Summit 908-273-0900 ext. 303 Contact: Holly Doyle & Erin Hennessy Email: Age Groups: Grades 4-5, Grades 7-8, Grade 9 The mission of the newly expanded Girls’ Leadership Institute at Kent Place is to empower girls at the Primary, Middle, and Upper School levels to discover their full leadership potential. We accomplish this by providing programs and resources to our girls and to those in the greater community.

Kent Place Summer Camp 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit 908-273-0900 ext. 297 Contact: Donna Ray (Camp Director) Email: Age Groups: 3-15 Kent Place Summer Camp is a coeducational, state-licensed, day camp program for boys and girls, ages 3 through 15 years old, providing fun, enrichment and opportunities for physical and social development in a safe, non-competitive atmosphere. Campers are well supervised by a qualified and caring staff of program directors, teachers and experienced counselors.

L3 Academy STEM Camps One Greenwood Avenue, Suite 101, Montclair 973-783-8333 Director: Yin Chang Join campers on weekly adventures into world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Themes include: LEGO® Robotics, Minecraft, Science Explorers, Coding: Videogame Programming, Jedi Science & Engineering, Superhero Science, Grossology, and Robotics Club/Competitive Training. Seriously fun learning happens at our camps.

Musical Theatre Conservatory Convenient Livingston Location 973-868-6259 Director: Randy Kravitz Elman Email: musicaltheatreconsersvatory@gmailcom Age Groups: 7-18 beginner to advanced levels MTC’s Broadway Boot Camp offers exciting classes in singing, dancing, T.V./acting, comedy, stage combat, stage makeup, hip hop and audition techniques taught by theatre professionals in a positive and nurturing environment. In just three weeks, students travel from classes to rehearsals, culminating in a costumed B’way Cabaret! Students meet and study with agents and T.V. and Broadway actors. The finals shows are performed in NJ and NYC—right off Broadway. Pool parties are included. The camp runs from June 26-July 15. Partial scholarships are available.

Newark Academy Summer Programs 91 South Orange Avenue, Livingston 973-992-7000 x217 Contact: Robert Mallalieu Email: Age Groups: ages 5 - 17 Newark Academy’s summer programming is designed to meet a wide-range of needs – from a single course to a full day of academics, arts and sports. The Summer Program is offered over six weeks, from June 26 through August 4, 2017. Many of the academic courses of the Summer Session run the full six-week period, while enrichment courses and NA Summer Sports offer programs of shorter duration. (continued on page 36)

Summer OnStage Theater Camp

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New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts

Rein Teen Tour

593 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield 973-566-9700 Contact: Bob Sapoff Email: Age Groups: Grades 6-12 Theater arts summer camps for grades 6 to 12, including SummerStage, a full day performance camp. This year’s production will be I, Broadway!, an original show where everyone has a lead role. Plus: One-week tween/teen specialty camps in acting, improv, musical theater and TV & film.

Painting Pottery Camp at Doin’ Dishes 50 Church Street, Montclair 973-744-8589 Contact: Liza Batik Age Groups: 7 and up A great way to spend your summer days. Throughout the week kids learn different painting techniques, such as using masking tape, contact paper, transfer paper, and sponge painting to name a few! Learning has never been so enjoyable, and all while making unique usable items.

The Nation’s #1 Sports Broadcasting Camp Back for our 12th year!

30 Gales Drive, Wayne 973-785-1113 Directors: Norman and Karen Rein Age Groups: 12-14 Rein Mini Tours are for teenagers completing six, seventh and eighth grades. The teenagers travel Monday-Friday. Choice of two, four or six-week programs.

Rein Teen Tours—Rein Community Service 30 Gales Drive, Wayne 973-785-1113 Directors: Norman and Karen Rein Age Groups: 14-17 Offering 2-4 week volunteer programs in exciting locations such as Project Hawaii on the Big Island of Hawaii, Project California at the University of California in Santa Barbara, Project Costa Rica, Project Ecuador, The Amazon & the Galapagos Islands, Project Thailand, Austrialia/New Zealand and Tour & Service (a hybrid teen tour and community service program.) The variety of service projects include: volunteering with children, helping animals, protecting the environment, and special community improvement projects. Each program includes unique activities include: surfing lessons, digital photography, cooking, tennis, Spanish language, golf, art and soccer.

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A 10 week, full-day camp program for ages 4-14 from June 26-September 1. SANDLOT ages 4-5 ½ SUMMER FUN ages 5-12 TEEN CAMP ages 13-14 July 10-14, 2017 Montclair State University

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BEST OF ESSEX GOLD WINNER Three Years in a Row 2014-2016! School of Rock Montclair Summer Rock Boot Camps 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.

A Sip of Art 235 Prospect Avenue (lower level), West Orange 973-255-6815 Contact: Efe Cierkowski A Sip of Art’s 2017 Summer Camp program will run from June 26th through September 1st. The camp will offer kids (ages 5-12) the opportunity to explore a variety of art styles and mediums in a fun and creative environment. Participants will cultivate a love for and develop their skills in painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed mediums and more. With a different theme each week, activities and projects worked on will vary each day and interspersed with a lot of fun and music. Half day (9am-1pm and 12-4pm) and full day (9-4pm) sessions available. Early registration discounts available.

SMAPA’s Preschool & Prime Time Summer Arts a14 South Park Street, Montclair 973-655-9819 Contact: Stacy Costner Email: Age Groups: Ages 3 to 14 Preschool Prime Time Summer Arts— A half-day arts program for ages 3-5. Nine 1 week sessions. Classes include Art, Music, Dance and Drama. Prime Time Summer Arts—A full day musical theater program for ages 6-14. Classes include Art, Music, Dance, Drama and swim twice weekly.


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Sports Broadcasting Camp Montclair State University Contact: Steven or Jeremy Email: Age Groups: 10-18 Have you ever dreamed about calling a last second, game-winning shot on Television? Are you a sports fanatic? Boys & girls age 10-18 can learn from the pros. Make sports anchor, reporting, play-by-play tapes, and much more.

Spring Lake Day Camp 234 Conklintown Rd., Ringwood 973-831-9000 Contact/Director: Myron Simons Email: Voted Best in Bergen in 2015 and 2016, Spring Lake Day Camp is the place to be. The 30 acre campus is a kid’s paradise offering a well-balanced swim, sports and arts program. Our unique day camp experience offers a 5 acre lake for boating and fishing, 5 heated pools with water slides, awesome athletic fields, adventure challenge courses, shade and plenty of indoor facilities for rainy day events. Catered lunch, door-to-door air conditioned mini-bus transportation and uniform shirts are included. SLDC is single family owned and operated since 1989. Every Child deserves an SLDC Summer.

The Summer Enrichment Program at WPS 901 Route 10 East, Whippany 973-500-6480 Contact: Marc Silver Email: Age Groups: 2nd-12th grades The Summer Enrichment Program at WPS is an extension of the WPS philosophy, principles and model that takes place during the summer months. It provides students with the unique opportunity to participate in an individually designed program aimed to enhance academic skills and foster independence.

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Summer on the Hill at The Winston School of Short Hills 30 East Lane, Short Hills 973-379-4114 Contact: Terri Cerritto Email: Age Groups: grades 2-8 The Winston School serves students, who though intellectually capable, struggle in school due to language-based learning differences. The summer camp offers academic and arts programs as well as sports. It is designed to enforce and strengthen academic skills that sometime diminish over summer vacation. Private tutoring is also available.

Summer OnStage Theater Camp at PPAC 19 West Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston 973-223-9200 Contact: Kathy Pucci Email: Age Groups: 6-16 PPAC’s weeklong camps are in high demand for good reason. Each week they offer different themes to inspire campers to write and perform a brand new musical, a weekly performance for family and friends, free early drop off, a complimentary recording via video link, and a free t-shirt for each camper.

SUMMERART The Montclair Art Museum 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ 973-259-5139 Age Groups: 5-Adult

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 neighboring Van Vleck House & Garden (Ages 5-7). Visits to the Museum’s galleries are included to enrich the child’s knowledge of fine arts. In addition to making art every day, children are encouraged to interact, talk, and learn about the history of art, its role in society, and how it affects our daily lives. Each session concludes with a student exhibition and reception 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 pro- grams 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.

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey 68 Elm Street, Summit 908-273-9121 Contact: Libby Clarke Email: Age Groups: 5-18 The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey nurtures the capacity for personal expression, expands the creative experience and fosters stronger communities by empowering people to see, make and learn about art. Through exhibition, studio school and community programs, the Art Center engenders connection, curiosity and creative risk-taking among its constituents.

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This three-day, curated event brings winter-weary design lovers the opportunity to get “first dibs” on the year’s newest handmade creations from 150 top American makers. Exceptional indie artists infuse each of their pieces with a distinctive creative vision with one-of-a-kind and limited edition: jewelry; apparel and accessories; furniture and home décor pieces; functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood and mixed media; fine art painting, printmaking, drawing and photography. Also silk-dying, basket weaving, metal sculpting, pottery wheel-throwing and wood-turning demonstrations. 4 -8pm.; Sat. 10am-6pm and Sun. 11am-5pm. Morristown Armory, 430 Western Ave., Morristown. 845-331-7900.

Montclair High School Dance Company under the direction of newly appointed Artistic Director Kamille King, nine professional choreographers have set work on 48 talented MHS dancers to create electric, memorable performances ranging in style from ballet, modern and contemporary to jazz and hip-hop. Also March 18, 8pm and March 19, 2pm. Montclair High School Auditorium, Park St., Montclair.

Darren O’Neill presents “Celtic Keepsake: The music of Turlough O’Carolan (1670-1738) arranged for classical guitar.” On That Note performances are a collaboration between MPL and Montclair State University’s John J. Cali School of Music. Noon. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.


With two No. 1 singles, multiple awards and nominations, plus performances on some of the biggest stages in the world, Mercury Nashville’s Easton Corbin has made a lasting impression on the country music landscape. 8pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair.973-783-9500.

Saturday, March 18 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live

On That Note: St. Patrick’s Day Special Concert


Easton Corbin Performs

Donning his familiar red sweater, Daniel takes you on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore the vibrant world of their much-loved neighborhood. 2 & 5pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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How to Protect Your “Stuff” in 3 Easy Steps—Educational Workshop Learn from attorneys of Milvidskiy Willis, LLP some of the strategies and tools that will allow you to protect and preserve your savings, estate and your legacy. There is no need to lose all your assets to a nursing home if you, your spouse, or parent is in need of long-term care. This free educational workshop will address those and many other issues related to elder law and estate planning. Limited seating, reserve call 609-737-9550 or visit 10am-12noon. Marriott Courtyard, 157 NJ-10, Whippany

Judy Kuhn Performs: Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel A new show by four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn celebrates a century of American Song from one remarkable family: Richard Rodgers, his daughter Mary Rodgers and her son, Adam Guettel. 6 & 8:30pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room,1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Dance Lessons at B’nai Shalom B’nai Shalom has invited Arthur Murray Dance Studio to teach some basic dances, including The Merengue, Club Swing and The Waltz. Singles and Couples are welcome. Light refreshments. RSVP by March 10 to B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way West Orange. Register online at

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Fredrix Canvas Stretching Everyone should know how to stretch their own canvas. Now, Fredrix is making it easier than ever with their new Dixie Pro Stretching Kit. Join a demonstration of how to use the kit and for a hands on class. 1-3pm. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973669-0995.

The MACRO BOOT CAMP Photography Workshop A two days of in-depth learning and fun with Mike Moats. You will need a camera, macro lens, and tripod, as you will be shooting in the classroom on the first day. On the second day, you’ll learn postprocessing. This workshop is for the beginner-intermediate photographer wanting to learn more about the macro/ close-up world. 9am-5pm also March 19, 9am-1pm. Unique Photo, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 973-377-2007.

Houston Ballet II’s Sleeping Beauty Act III The ballet is based on the classic French fairy tale by Charles Perrault: a beautiful princess is cursed by an evil fairy and doomed to sleep for 100 years. Representing the second company of the acclaimed Houston Ballet, this ensemble of exceptionally talented young dancers, ages 15 to 20, brings accomplished professionalism to each performance. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227–1030.

Garden Exploration Program An environmental educator will discuss various topics relating to nature in and around the gardens. A simple craft will be offered, as well as supplies for a self-guided activity on the property. Ages 4 + however all welcome. 10am-1pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, Education Center, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

Annual Dance Fest This year’s exciting Dance Fest will feature the XY Dance Project on March 18 at 8pm, Moe-Tion Dance Theater on March 26 at 4pm and finally, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company with its performance “Chinese New Year” on April 1 at 2pm and their repertoire of original works on April 9 at 2pm. Sitnik Theatre of Centenary Stage Company’s Lackland Performing Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

Sunday, March 19 Jazz in the Loft: Dave Stryker Performs Whether you’ve heard Jazz guitarist Dave Stryker leading his own group (with 26 albums recorded to date), coleading The Stryker/Slagle Band, or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and many others, you know why the Village Voice calls him “one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years.” 7pm. South Orange Performing Center, The Loft, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973313-2787.

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NEW LOCATION: GREENBROOK COUNTRY CLUB 100 West Greenbrook Road, Caldwell, NJ 07006 • 9am-11am FEATURES • The Mayors of all 22 towns in Essex County (invited) • Important topics for municipalities and small businesses will be addressed by this year’s panel: Joseph DiVencenzo, County of Essex Executive, Cheryl Burstein, Mayor of Millburn, Ras Baraka, Mayor of Newark, Joseph Tempesta, Mayor of West Caldwell and Michael Venezia, Mayor of Bloomfield • A hot breakfast will be served This event is being held in association with the League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area and as a project of the Inter Chamber Coordinating Council of Essex County (ICCC). The ICCC is comprised of six chambers:

— THIS IS A FREE EVENT! — RSVP by March 27, 2017, to events/meet-the-mayors/ RESERVATION REQUIRED For additonal information, call us at 973-379-1198 The well-known fairy tale continues to captivate today’s young audiences with its beloved characters including the sweet-natured Cinderella, the handsome Prince, a magical fairy godmother, wickedly funny stepsisters, hours of the clock that come to life and dance, and a Pumpkin that turns into a Coach before your very eyes. 3pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.


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“Das Rheingold” Opera Trilogy: An Opera Company, directed by Kevin Maynor, performs Wagner’s Das Rheingold—the first in the composer’s famed Ring cycle—in collaboration with the New Jersey Festival Orchestra. A vocal feast and a great introduction to opera for all. 7pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-4665722.

Fish Primer Cooking Class Join chef Kathleen Sanderson as she demonstrates cooking a delicious variety of fish dishes. Menu includes: Roasted mushroom crusted white fish with frizzled shallots and citrus beurre blanc, coconut curry fish stew with jasmine rice, pan fried panko crusted white fish with pickled ginger tartar sauce, cedar plank roasted salmon with mashed potatoes, salad vinaigrette, lemon biscotti. 5:30-8:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-2584009.

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Amos has a laid-back delivery and earthy acoustic songwriting, He draws inspiration from soul music, contemporary jazz, and ‘70s folk artists. 8pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair.

Building Montclair in LEGO Work with architect Stephen W. Schwartz (of Building Blocks Workshops) to visualize Montclair as you’ve never seen it before. With over 60,000 LEGO (TM) building blocks at their disposal, families will recreate specific buildings in Montclair to be placed on a scaled map. Up to 4 persons, including at least one adult. 2-4pm or 5-7pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.


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The Sacred and the Profane: Music Makes Strange Bedfellows: Jordan and Alethea Wilhelm, along with Darren O’Neill, present a unique program of earthly and heavenly songs for voice and guitar. On That Note performances are a collaboration between MPL and Montclair State University’s John J. Cali School of Music. 7pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.

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“Let Them Eat Flowers: The Gardens of Paris” Program Explore that uniquely Parisian look as LEED accredited landscape architect Constance Haydock guides through the city’s best-known public parks and smaller gardens. Enjoy tea and view flower design and horticulture competition entries following the presentation. 1-3pm. United Way Building Auditorium, 60 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-993-1160, x210.

Wednesday, March 22 One Woman Sex and the City Go on a laughter-infused version of all six seasons of Sex and the City. Comedic whirling dervish Kerry Ipema brings all of your favorite characters to life as they brunch, banter, argue, support each other and swoon over men and Manolos. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

County College Open House Spring open house at Essex County College. Application fee waived, enroll now. 4-7pm. West Essex Campus, 730 Bloomfield Ave., West Caldwell. (continued on page 44)

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Saturday, March 11, 10am -12noon Saturday, March 18, 10am-12noon Thursday, March 23, 5:30pm-7:30pm Thursday, March 30, 5:30pm-7:30pm

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RAIN Performs

Author Event

A Tribute to the Beatles celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the release of The Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. With updated sets that include brand new LED, High-Definition screens and multimedia content, RAIN will bring the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album to life in its entirety. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227–1030.

“Action Men with Silly Putty” by Susan Joy Clark is a mystery that is funny and adventurous. Listen as she talks about her book followed by a Q & A session. Copies will be available for sale. Light refreshments will be served. Free. 6:30pm. The Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.


Friday, March 24 The Eroica Trio Perform

Children decorate their own mug. Registration required. Ages 8+. 3:30pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Thursday, March 23 How to Protect Your “Stuff” in 3 Easy Steps— Educational Workshop


Learn from attorneys of Milvidskiy Willis, LLP some of the strategies and tools that will allow you to protect and preserve your savings, estate and your legacy. There is no need to lose all your assets to a nursing home if you, your spouse, or parent is in need of long-term care. This free educational workshop will address those and many other issues related to elder law and estate planning. Limited seating, reserve call 609-737-9550 or visit 5:30-7:30pm. Marriott Courtyard, 320 Route 17 N., Paramus.

Whether playing the great standards of the piano trio repertoire or daring contemporary works, the three young women who make up this celebrated ensemble electrify the concert stage with their passionate performances. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

“The Little Mermaid” Production

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Unsatisfied with her life at sea, free-spirited young mermaid princess Ariel longs to experience the human world above. With Flounder and Sebastian at her side, she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. Runs thru March 25th. 7pm. A matinee performance will take place on March 26th at 2pm. Free senior citizen performance at 7pm March 22nd. West Orange High School Auditorium, 51 Conforti Ave., West Orange. 973-669-5301.

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Mark Kurlansky, James A. Beard award winner and prolific author of “Cod” and other non-fiction NY Times best-sellers will debut his newest book “Havana: A Subtropical Delirium” and be in conversation with Alexis Romay, Cuban born author. Free. 7:30pm. Registration required. Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 x 2222. www.MontclairPLF/

Chris Smither and David Lindley Perform An incredible double-bill featuring two true guitar masters, Chris Smither and David Lindley. Smither is an American original whose songs draw deeply from the Blues, American Folk roots, and modern poets and philosophers. Lindley is an expert with such wide variety of instruments that Acoustic Guitar magazine referred to the artist not as a multi-instrumentalist, but instead as a “maxi-instrumentalist” 7:30pm. South Orange Performing Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

The Temptations And The Four Tops Perform When it comes to Motown icons, it doesn’t get any bigger or any better than these two multi-platinum selling artists. Hitting the stage with their high energy pop and funk from the 70s and 80s, these musical greats are performing choice cuts from their enviable repertoire. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227–1030.

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Singer, guitarist, composer, drummer, and percussionist, Vinicius Cantuaria is a well-known Brazilian musician in the sphere of Bossa Nova and Jazz. He was a pioneer of neo-Brazilian music in the 1990s, then became one of the most important downtown New York figures. 8pm. South Orange Performing Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Musical Theatre Auditions Exciting classes will be offered in singing, dancing, comedy, T.V./ Acting, make-up, hip hop, stage combat, audition/college prep. And more. Meet Agents and study with guest artists from T.V., film & B’way. Broadway Boot Camp-July 3rd-July 22nd. Final shows in N.J. and N.Y.C. Ages 7-18, Beginner-Advanced. Pool parties too. Partial scholarships are available. Call Randy for appt: 973-868-6529.

Artie Lange Performs Comedian, actor and radio personality. 8pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

Saturday, March 25 Junior Bakers Cooking Class Join chef Diane Marino and participate in baking some sweet delights. Menu includes: Giant caramel apple cookies, cinnamon roll cookies, surprise chocolate cupcakes, mini italian frittatas, streusel berry bars. Ages 8-12 yrs. 10am-12:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

NJ Makers Day Celebrate the 3rd Annual NJ Makers Day at Caldwell Public Library with a Finch Robot, button-making, and so much more on Sat. Activities for all ages. 10:30am-3:30pm. (continued on page 46)

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Ann Wilson of Heart Performs

The Neato Art Show A pop-up showcase featuring talent of every genre and spectrum of creativity. From photographers and models to artists and handmade crafters, this event is free for attendees to see and network with local talent. Artwork and items may also be available for sale. 1:30-4pm. Unique Photo, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 973377-2007.

“Spiritual Drumming” Workshop

As a singer, Ann’s, force-of-nature vocals are considered to be among the best in rock history. Her solo tour will feature a mix of songs that have powered her life -- iconic soul-stirring covers of artists whose music has inspired her, as well as the unforgettable songs of Heart. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Can all the members of a large group communicate with each other simultaneously and have a joyous time doing it? According to Richard Reiter, that’s the purpose of the “Spiritual Drumming” workshop. Reiter brings many drums for everyone to use, but participants are also encouraged to bring their own drums and percussion instruments. Adults and mature teenagers are invited. 3:15-5:15pm. First Congregational Church, 40 S Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

One of the most acclaimed bands of the last three decades. 10,000 Maniacs defined college rock and created the first wave of alternative rock bands that became known as the alternative rock format on FM radio. 7:30pm. South Orange Performing Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

The smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ’n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4, 1956, these four musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Runs thru April 23. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343.

Used Book Sale The College Women’s Club of Montclair’s annual used book sale runs thru April 2. Please visit CWCbooksale@ for specific days and time or call 973783-7040. The College Women’s Club of Montclair, 26 Park St., Montclair.

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Seton Hall University Arts Council is delighted to present this brilliant and internationally acclaimed solo pianist, winner in the prestigious Young Concert Artist auditions and Vladimir Horowitz competition in Kiev. Program selections to include Prokofiev and Ravel. 7:30pm. South Orange Performing Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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How to Protect Your “Stuff” in 3 Easy Steps—Educational Workshop Learn from attorneys of Milvidskiy Willis, LLP some of the strategies and tools that will allow you to protect and preserve your savings, estate and your legacy. There is no need to lose all your assets to a nursing home if you, your spouse, or parent is in need of long-term care. This free educational workshop will address those and many other issues related to elder law and estate planning. Limited seating, reserve call 609-737-9550 or visit 5:30-7:30pm. Marriott Courtyard, 157 NJ-10, Whippany

Healthy Latin Meals Cooking Class Join chef Annmarie Loffredo and participate in cooking healthy Latin dishes. Menu: Broccamole, baked chicken fajita roll ups, southwest quinoa pasta salad with chipotle lime greek yogurt dressing, zucchini noodles with creamy avocado pesto, beef taco lettuce wraps, cauliflower mexican rice with cilantro lime shrimp. 7-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.


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Arthur Murray “Spring Fling” Open House

Attitudes for Service Workshop

Arthur Murray Dance Studio offers the finest quality ballroom dancing instruction in an atmosphere filled with fun. Their instructors are specially trained and certified to teach today’s most popular Ballroom, Latin, and Swing dances, making participants a comfortable social dancer or a competitive hobby dancer. Beginners, join a fun filled introduction to social dancing. 7pm. Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 365 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. 973-7441122.

The foundation of an outstanding service culture is understanding customer expectations, going the extra mile and being a customer advocate. 9-11am. Dale Carnegie Training of Northern NJ, 1140 Bloomfield Ave. Ste 109, West Caldwell. 973-890-0909.

moe. Performs Rising from the dingy college bars of upstate New York, moe. carved a niche for themselves with a distinct blend of Americana, melodic turns, clever songwriting, and jam band ethics. 8pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

Friday, March 31 42nd Street Musical The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written. 7:30pm. April 1, 2 & 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Saturday, April 1 Seventh Annual Meet The Mayors Event Important topics for municipalities and small businesses will be addressed by this year’s panel. Panelists include Joseph DiVencenzo, County of Essex, Executive Cheryl Burstein, Mayor of Millburn, Ras Baraka, Mayor of Newark, Joseph Tempesta, Mayor of West Caldwell and Michael Venezia, Mayor of Bloomfield. A hot breakfast will be served. Reservations required. 9-11am. RSVP by March 27 to meet-the-mayors. Location: Greenbrook Country Club, 100 West Greenbrook Rd., Caldwell. Additional information 973-379-1198.

The submission deadline for the next issue is March 9. E-mail submissions to:

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Health, Wellness & Beauty


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ou may have noticed you’re more prone to colds and upset stomach when you’re stressed. Stress tends to slow the digestive process. What’s more, 70 percent of the immune system lies in the digestive system, according to findings reported in “Clinical & Experimental Immunology.”



Unfortunately, stress is sometimes unavoidable. To help, Vincent Pedre, MD, author of the new book, “Happy Gut: The Cleansing Program to Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Eliminate Pain,” is offering useful tips to lessen digestive upset and keep your gut healthy.

• Pack healthful snacks

When traveling, people tend to grab unhealthy foods for convenience. Pack nutritious foods like carrots, apples, almonds and frozen yogurt to keep the body strong. Foods like yogurt, which contain probiotics, not only address digestive issues, but are said to help stave off colds. One study found that those who took a probiotic supplement with Lactobacillus rhamnosus, a type of healthy probiotic bacteria, recovered earlier and reported less severe symptoms.

• Eat mindfully

Eating in a hurry is a major no-no for good gut health, and makes you more likely to overeat, since it takes the brain about 20 minutes to recognize when you’re full. Plus, eating quickly can cause gas, acid indigestion and bloating. “When we stop and really enjoy what we’re eating we’re less likely to overdo it, and we’ll avoid issues like emotional eating,” says Dr. Pedre.

• Relieve stress Take some “me time.” Maintaining an exercise routine and practicing deep breathing relaxation techniques can do wonders for mental and digestive health, and help alleviate stress’ negative effects on the digestive system, such as gas, acid reflux and stomach cramps.

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• Maintain a sleep routine Get an adequate night’s rest of at least eight hours nightly. Your body and gut like predictability. Plus, staying up late could make you more likely to visit the fridge and eat that piece of chocolate cake that’ll lead to an upset stomach. • Help your body naturally Overeating or drinking is easy to do, but it can cause stomach distress. Check out local natural product retailers, which offer homoeopathic medicines like Nux vomica to relieve nausea, heartburn, acid indigestion or fullness associated with overindulgence of food or drink. While these uses have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration for efficacy, Nux vomica is one of the most popular homeopathic medicines. It’s also easy to take. The pellets are quickly absorbed under the tongue without water, as opposed to being absorbed through the stomach, which may not be functioning at its peak. As a homeopathic medicine, it has no known side effects such as constipation, diarrhea, gas or drowsiness.

To learn about relieving a variety of acute stomach issues, explore the Boiron Medicine Finder app. This free resource, available on Android and iOS devices, allows users to find the right homeopathic medicine for many everyday conditions. Both stress and fun can take a toll on gut health—take steps to feel your best.

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• Dissolve unwanted fat • Eliminate double chin

• Reduce Cellulite • Tighten your skin

With over 20 years of experience and training in Rome and Paris, Aurora DeJuliis M.D. can pick up where diet and exercise left off.

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Dr. Mark Weinstein

Dr. Tessa Myra Cantado Almeda

Hudson-Essex Allergy

Optimum Recovery Rehab

Since Dr. Mark Weinstein’s patient-centered practice treats clients suffering with asthma, immune system disorders, and various types of allergies including food, medicine, and insects. Since founding Hudson-Essex Allergy in 2015, Dr. Weinstein has been providing patients with innovative strategies to allergy symptoms and relief. After residency training in pediatrics at New Jersey Medical School, a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology set Dr. Weinstein on track to become a boardcertified allergy specialist.

Dr. Tessa Myra Cantedo Almeda has been in practice for almost twenty years, after receiving a doctorate degree in physical therapy from Des Moines University—and is the owner of West Orange’s Optimum Recovery Rehab. Dr. Almeda was determined from a young age to open her own treatment center for physical therapy. Her father dealt with arthritis and her exposure to his experience with physical therapy’s effectiveness, combined with her passion for helping others, has led to her success.

For the past ten years, Dr. Weinstein has treated patients in the northern New Jersey area while making a name for himself in the medical community. He received the prestigious Clemens von Pirquet award from the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology for his research on hives, and served as president of the New Jersey Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society from 2013-2015. He continues to educate future doctors and allergists as an assistant professor at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Dr. Almeda has certifications as a Kinesio Tape Practitioner, a weight trainer, a wellness coach and is certified in basic life support CPR. She has treated patients with a wide variety of medical conditions and received further training to add new skills to her diagnostic and treatment expertise. This extensive training allows Optimum Recovery Rehab to offer patients relief from joint and muscle pain, sports-related injuries, balance and walking difficulties, work-related issues and more. Dr. Almeda’s skills and dedication to her patients improves their lives through quality care and the proper progression of therapy.

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Health, Wellness & Beauty RESOURCE DIRECTORY Acupuncture. Acupuncture is a complementary medicine that helps a myriad of ailments. Margaret Amireh, L.Ac is an accredited and board certified Acupuncturist with experience treating over 250 conditions. Insurance accepted.

Balanced Body Acupuncture 792 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove | 973-304-1506

Allergist. Committed to providing you with the very best and most up-to-date Allergy and Immunology therapy available. We provide this care in a timely manner and guarantee a same day appointment if necessary.

Hudson-Essex Allergy, LLC 5 Franklin Ave, Belleville | 973-759-5842

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Chiropractor. Dr. Buccino focuses on sports injuries, combining soft tissue techniques, rehab exercises, physiotherapy modalities, functional and therapeutic taping along with traditional chiropractic adjustments. She treats both athletes and non-athletes by addressing injured joints and muscles in a timely manner to get you back into play.

Dr. Andrea Buccino 6 Pompton Ave, Suite 23, Cedar Grove 973-433-3655

This hands-on team offers Chiropractic and Rehabilitative Techniques to help with a range of issues from neck and back pain to ADHD and chronic degenerative problems.

The Chiropractic Source 388 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove | 973-228-0500

If you’re tired of dealing with pain, then chiropractic care might offer you relief. Dr. Bonnie L. Barnnhart can address back and neck pain, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, the discomforts of pregnancy, and more. Offering flexible hours.

Spa Chiropractic 376 Hollywood Ave, Fairfield | 862-702-8108

Shoulder Pain? We have the world’s most advanced healing technology.

Amazing results without surgery using simple sclerotherapy and new laser treatments. NJ’s largest and most respected vascular practice is now delivering innovative and exceptional care in seven convenient locations. We are here to help!

Cold laser therapy generates tremendous results, even where other treatments have failed. Simple, safe, and painless, it reduces pain and inflammation while speeding healing, with no side effects. Cold laser therapy is used by professional, college, and Olympic athletes worldwide.

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Day Spa.


Providing stress-free services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction. Shop tor treasures and elegant gifts. Visit the spa to rejuvenate you during stressful times. We are all about wellbeing.

A Touch of Wellbeing 356 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-228-4289

A full service spa offering a variety of massages, manicures, facials, detoxification treatments and other services meant to make their clients feel relaxed, rejuvenated and pampered. The tranquil and serene atmosphere aids in client’s relaxation.

Woodhouse Day Spa 56 S. Park Street, Montclair | 973-509-8488

The practice includes highly trained orthopedic doctors and surgeons specializing in spine, hip, knee, neck & shoulders, shoulder & elbow, foot & ankle, and hand & wrist as well as sports medicine, orthopedic trauma, joint replacement, and physical therapy.

North Jersey Orthopaedic Group 799 Bloomfield Ave, Suite 111, Verona | 973-689-6266 33 Bleeker Street, Millburn | 973-232-5034 246 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne | 973-689-6266

Personal Trainer. SlowBurn’s certified personal trainers specialize in a low-force, slow-motion strength training method so potent that you will improve your strength, flexibility and endurance without traditional aerobics or stretching. They guarantee it.

SlowBurn Personal Training Studios

Dentist. The Silverstrom Group is far from your ordinary dental practice. From the moment you set foot in their contemporary spa-like office, a group of friendly, highly trained professionals who truly care about you and your smile will be at your service. They welcome you to take a moment to meet their spectacular team.

The Silverstrom Group 580 S. Livingston Avenue, Livingston | 973-992-3990

25 Watchung Plaza, Montclair | 973-233-1013

Physical Therapy. JAG Physical Therapy is a comprehensive outpatient physical therapy company which provides physical therapy care for general orthopedic, sports and soft tissue injuries, Workers’ Compensation cases, and Medicare patients. Our experienced, caring physical therapists, athletic trainers and exercise physiologists are invested in your full recovery.

JAG Physical Therapy From digital xrays, to CAD/CAM one day crowns, to laser dentistry, to 3D guided surgery for implants, there is almost nothing that Dr. Feldman doesn’t offer to make your dental treatment as comfortable, successful and cosmetic as possible.

Dr. Paul Feldman 1500 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-669-0500 |

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At Optimum Recovery Rehab, they appreciate the vitality and quality of life everyone wants to enjoy. They understand that days spent in pain limit your full appreciation of each hour, so they will do their best to find evidence-based therapy that gets you back to doing what you love as fast as possible.

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

Dr. Stacy Oberfield, DDS

743 Northfield Avenue, West Orange 973-669-8300 |

Parabolic bridges the gap between the healing process and sports performance. Its Doctorate-level physical therapists and nationally certified sports performance coaches work symbiotically to treat and strengthen each client to maximize their individual potential. They lead the field with practices that are sought after by professional athletes and trainers alike.

45 Smull Ave, Caldwell 973-521-7610

Medi Spa. 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.

Parabolic Performance & Rehabilitation 15 Bloomfield Avenue Montclair | 973-744-2770

Radiance Spa at the Loverme Center

Plastic Surgeon.

825 Bloomfield Ave, Verona | 73-559-5231

Optician. Block & Zuckerman Opticians has served the community for over 65 years. They strive for excellence in all that they do— from edging the highest in lens technology to selecting the finest frames for each individual’s face.

Block & Zuckerman Opticians 796 Northfield Ave, West Orange | 973-736-7647


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At the Plastic Surgery Group, the talented board-certified plastic surgeons—Drs. Allen D. Rosen, Valerie J. Ablaza and Barry S. Citron—offer breast enhancement, body contouring and facial rejuvenation plastic surgery to help their patients look and feel their best.

The Plastic Surgery Group 37 N Fullerton Ave, Montclair | 973-233-1933



Creating wellness by using Reflexology techniques on all parts of the body—feet, hands, head, neck, back, shoulders, arms and legs. A Tranquil Journey offers relaxation, balancing and strenghening experiences through reflexology, which is an art and a science.

The Kraft Group is composed of some of the leading professionals in the field of mental health and addictions treatment. Many have been featured on radio and TV, and are award-winners in their respective specialties.

A Tranquil Journey

248 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park | 973-727-1597

155 E Main Street, Little Falls | 973-812-7916

Senior Care. Brandywine Living at Livingston is a premier provider of quality care and services to the senior community. Brandywine Living at Livingston provides residents with the highest quality care in the most appropriate setting based on an individual’s needs while respecting their individuality, independence and dignity.

Brandywine Living at Livingston 369 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 973-251-0600 |


The Kraft Group

Urgent Care. Providing walk-in extended-hour access to medical care for acute illnesses and injuries ranging from cuts to bruises, sprains to fractures, coughs to colds and much more. When you choose AFC Urgent Care, you’ll be seen promptly and treated by a board-certified physician. Open Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm and Saturday-Sunday, 8am-5pm.

AFC Doctors Express Urgent Care 464 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange 973-669-5900


Experience, talent and impeccable training are the hallmarks of NYC Surgical—with education and training from some of the world’s most renowned institutions. The surgeons are represented on some of the nation’s most coveted “best of” lists and are routinely voted as leaders in their field by peers. Specializes in performing traditional and minimally invasive surgery.

JaiPure Yoga encourages personal transformation, at your own pace, in your own time, and in your own way. Yoga is many things to all people at different times. Sometimes you want a physical workout, other times mental focus or spiritual study and still, other times, an integration of all three. JaiPure Yoga aims to offer all three aspects of yoga, while you choose your own focus.

NYC Surgical Associates

JaiPure Yoga

555 Passaic Avenue, Suite 10, West Caldwell | 888-286-6600

575 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair | 973-744-PURE (7873)

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Fresh Italian Gourmet Prepared Foods

Handcrafted bakery items and breads

Imported Italian Specialty Items

Proudly Offering Healthy Meal Prep Services


Italian Market

110 Route 10, East Hanover • 973-884-8600 Open Monday through Saturday 9am-6pm, Closed Sundays Visit our website to view our menu VERONA’S ORIGINAL #1 BAGEL SHOP 7 Time Gold Winner – Thank You!

Rosanne & Frank Oldewurtel

Home of the Handmade Bagel

East Hanover Diner

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

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

OCHA Restaurant 403 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-228-8856 OCHA Restaurant has reopened after a month of expansion and remodeling. Come in and enjoy the food in a relaxed and modern space. Now providing new dishes including California Uni, Baby Yellowtail, Kobe Beef, Pad Thai and much more.


We’re So Much More than Bagels!


en Bagels 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 •


il Vecchio Cafe and Restaurant

577B Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove 973-239-8880 Providing customers with high quality sushi, sashimi, and good services. The restaurant is a peaceful and pleasant place to dine in.



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.

FAIRFIELD Cucina Calandra 216 US Highway 46 East, Fairfield 973-575-7720 The “family kitchen” of Cucina Calandra provides classic Italian cuisine in a familyfriendly environment. The menu centers on southern Italian cooking in a dining room 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.


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

Aquila Pizza al Forno

Full Service Restaurant & Bar On Premise Parties & Catering Live Music 6 Days a Week

20% OFF

Food only. Must present coupon. Cannot be combined with other offers. Not valid on holidays.

34 South Valley Rd., West Orange | 973-736-7899 Mon-Thur 3pm-midnight, Fri & Sat 11:30-2am, Sun 11am-Midnight


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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

7A Paterson Avenue, Little Falls 973-256-0050 www. The passion at Aquila is to offer authentic Neapolitan pizza, baked in a traditional “forno,” wood oven. All pizza are made with only the finest and freshest ingredients, including house made mozzarella, extra virgin olive, sea salt. Aquila offers weekly pizza specials, and takeout is available on Wed/Thur, between 5-7pm. Municipal parking behind the restaurant. Open Wed-Sat 5-10pm. Reservations required for parties of 5 or more. BYO, LP, SP, MCC, $MOD

Rare, The Steakhouse 440 Main St, Little Falls 973-256-6699 Serving award winning steaks cooked to customers’ liking. Rare also serves an array of seafood, lamb, veal, poultry, fish, and pasta. Relax at the spacious

Passionate About Pizza bar before or after dinner. Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-7 with Tapas bar menu. Two rooms are available for private parties. RR, VP, MCC, $IN-$EXP, MN

LIVINGSTON Boon Thai Kitchen

21 E. Northfield Ave, Livingston 973-994-7383 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 Open everyday except closed Tuesday. BYO, LP, $MOD

Livingston Bagel 37 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston 973-994-1915 Established in 1969, this landmark Livingston eatery has been proudly serving the suburban Essex area with some of the best deli, baked goods, homecooked meal’s and catering around. For lovers of breakfast food, remember that the menu is an all day menu. From their famous Sloppy Joe’s to fresh meals to go, Livingston Bagel offers everything you could want and more. Dining room seating is available with outdoor patio seating. ENT, H, OD, LP SP MCC $IN TO D

Strip House

At Aquila, we passionately pursue the age-old craft of baking hand-shaped pizza in a wood burning oven.

Aquila Pizza Al Forno 7a Paterson Ave, Little Falls | 973-256-0050 |


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. (continued on page 58)


Serving Dinner Everyday from 5pm Reservations Highly Recommended Lunch—Weekdays 11am-2:30pm

18 E. MT. PLEASANT AVE, LIVINGSTON | 973-992-8911

We Make EVERYTHING from SCRATCH. We do not use any ready-made prepared foods.



LuNello’s menu features decadent Italian dishes composed with the finest and freshest ingredients. This season, indulge in fresh fish dishes including halibut and bronzino.

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Continental Cuisine • Daily Specials BYOB • Full Gluten-Free Menu

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Prime Steak… Seafood… Pasta

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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

2012 & 2013

BEST STEAK 2012 & 2013

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,

TOTOWA Robert’s Scratch Kitchen


NJ Monthly Magazine

Spice II

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


399 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-509-2110 Spice II Cuisine offers a little bit of Thailand right in the heart of Montclair New Jersey. The room is charming and relaxed with a fresh mango-colored walls splashed with warm red accents. Spice II offers mouth watering Thai dishes and also offer pre-fixe dinner menu’s and lunch specials daily. Open everyday except closed Tuesday. BYO, LP, $MOD

Tiny Elephant 54 Fairfield St, Montclair 973-774-7252 This cozy café shares space with Watchung Booksellers. Tiny Elephant offers healthy and fresh breakfast, brunch

40 Minnisink Road, Totowa 973-638-1405 Their modern spacious dining room is finely detailed, cozy, and relaxing, with a trendy classic feel. Serving lunch and dinner with daily specials and offering a full Gluten-free menu. All meals are ready-made prepared—the kitchen does not have a freezer. BYO, $MOD, LP, MCC

UPPER MONTCLAIR TS Ma Chinese Cuisine 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. Seven-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


A little bit of Thailand right in the heart of Montclair.

10% OFF


Must present this coupon. Expires March 31, 2017.

399 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair | 973.509.2110 | Mon, Wed & Thurs 11am-10pm | Tues Closed | Fri & Sat 11am-11pm | Sun 12pm-10pm


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RESTAURANT GUIDE SYMBOLS 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

Fresh, Healthy & Authentic

Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

Turtle + The Wolf 622 Valley Rd, 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

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

Live music is offered every Friday and Saturday in the Piano Room. $EXP, OD, RR, ENT, VP, MN

The Manor 111 Prospect Avenue, 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,

SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar

Visit Our New Location in Wyckoff! • Only Fresh Vegetables and Ingredients • Gluten Free Dishes Offered



• Cooked with Cholesterol-Free, Trans Fat-Free Canola Oil

199 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair • 973.509.8878 SUNDAY-THURSDAY 11:00AM-9:30PM, FRIDAY-SATURDAY 11:30AM-10:30PM

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Highlawn Pavilion Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange 973-731-3463 Characterized by panoramic views of the New York City skyline, Highlawn Pavilion on Eagle Rock Reservation offers scenic dining at its finest. The exceptional 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.

34 South Valley Road, West Orange 973-736-7899 This full service restaurant and bar uses a unique blend of southern BBQ that creates their own special delicacies. Using only the finest premium meats, slow smoked in state-of-the art smokers, with their own exclusive house blend of rubs made from scratch.

Order your



Simplify your life!

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WALK OUT MEALS Monday & Friday online ordering available • • •

Check our website for upcoming events

A truly unique dining destination & host to unforgettable special events. Creative dishes inspired by the freshest ingredients from our own farm. LUNCH

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

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








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The Best of Essex RESOURCE DIRECTORY Visit us online at

Auto Repair/Body Shop.

Custom Closets.

Part Street Auto Service & Repair offers complete engine repair, tune ups, oil changes, brake service, shocks, struts, heat & AC service and more on all makes and models. NJ State Inspection Center & Repair Facility.

A full service company specializing in custom designed closets. They also offer kitchen & bath renovations, custom cabinetry, entertainment units, office systems & much more. Call them for a complimentary in-home consultation.

Park Street Auto

Custom Designed

18 Park St, Montclair | 973-509-8888

Montclair | 973-783-5788

Children’s Classes.


Essex Youth Theater is Montclair’s premiere acting school for kids for over 25 years. Our unique theater program lets every child shine. Custom-written scripts provide every child with an equal role. Class size is small, with lots of individual attention in a fun friendly atmosphere. And every class culminates in a full-scale musical production.

Essex Youth Theater

Suburban Essex

Brookside Garden Center & Florist 551 Broad Street, Bloomfield | 973-748-0655

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


Brookside Garden Center has seasonal plants and shrubs to add beauty to your yard or garden as well as lovely bouquets and arrangements to help you celebrate the meaningful moments of your life. They specialize in weddings, funerals, and arrangements for all occasions.

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HVAC. Multiple award-winning provider of high-quality heating and air conditioning equipment, installations, service, and repair for residential and commercial customers. They use only the best HVAC products and generators on the market, and employ the best customer service support staff and heating and cooling equipment installers and technicians.

Bloomfield Cooling & Heating 127 Paterson Avenue, Little Falls | 973-237-0505

Start saving today by maintaining or upgrading your HVAC equipment and purchasing your oil, natural gas or electricity through Supreme Energy. We are a certified Generac Generator Dealer and A+ rated by the BBB. Free estimates on all new equipment installations.

Supreme Energy 1-800-832-7090 |

Home Cleaning. European Touch Cleaners, LLC is a trusted name in residential and commercial cleaning as they consistently deliver value through quality service and premium products that meet or exceed customer expectations. All of this accentuates why they are a leading cleaning company in the Northern New Jersey area.

European Touch Cleaners, LLC

Kitchen & Bath Remodeling. Striving to provide the best design possible within the context of their client’s needs, spatial limitations, and budgetary considerations.

Boyette Kitchen & Baths 214 Montgomery St, Bloomfield | 973-748-1020

Landscaping. K. Macken Landscaping offers complete landscaping, lawn maintenance, and construction by a fully insured company with a knowledgeable and experienced staff. Plus, their locally owned and operated company always gives the most competitive prices.

K. Macken Landscaping West Caldwell | 973-261-0198 Martin O’Boyle Landscaping has been installing landscapes and hardscapes for nearly 40 years. O’Boyle and his crew listen to homeowner’s dreams and put together a plan to bring the dream to life. They design a landscape or garden that looks good now and will design a maintenance plan to ensure it looks good for years to come.

Martin O’Boyle Landscaping 551 N Broad Street, Bloomfield | 973-743-3820

973-736-1935 |

Five Star Cleaning Services is the proud winner of Suburban Essex Magazine’s “The Best of Essex” Cleaning Service for 2011, 2012, and 2013. The entire Five Star Cleaning service staff are professional, energetic and well-trained cleaners. Bonded, insured, experienced. Call for a free quote.

Five Star Cleaning Services 973-748-9309 |

Interior Design. A premier interior design and home furnishings retail store offering interior design services and space planning from seven award winning interior designers and an interior architect. They design and build custom cabinetry and handcrafted tables.

British Home Emporium 89 & 91 Main Street, Madison | 973-443-0303

Creative Works has been transforming homes for over 20 years. Specializing in interior decoration: from “freshen-ups” to full house transformations. Creative Works is filled with wonderful furniture, lighting, artwork, antiques and a huge variety of unique accessories to complete your interior.

Creative Works 46 East Northfield Road, Livingston | 973-992-8484

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

From landscape design to construction to weekly maintenance, Sponzilli has been the trusted source for quality and excellence. With their expertise, experience, and passion for excellence, they continue to design and create commercial and residential landscapes that truly stand apart.

Sponzilli Landscape Group Inc. 345 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield | 973-244-1410

Painter. “Professional,” “courteous,” and “exceptional” is how customers consistently describe Wilber’s Painting. Their highly trained staff of professionals knows what it takes to bring their client’s imagination to reality.

Wilber’s Painting & Home Improvements 973-762-6333 |

Pet Day Care/Boarding. K-9 Resorts has been voted #1 Pet Service by multiple New Jersey magazines. This doggie daycare is recommended by veterinarians in the area and pet owners trust K-9 Resorts to take care of their pets and provide a healthy and safe environment for them.

K-9 Resorts Day Care & Luxury Hotel 1275 Bloomfield Avenue, Fairfield | 973-244-7387

Specialized Home Services.

Richard Bailey Interiors

Montclair Handyman handles painting, plumbing, electric, carpentry, flooring and masonry. The job will be done right, the first time, every time.

Glen Ridge | 973-429-2106

Montclair Handyman Montclair | 973-746-1002

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Diamond MINDS LIKE THIS! An interview with Soleio Cuervo


ou might “like” this month’s interview—a great message on learning, attitude and a passion for solving problems from product designer Soleio Cuervo who is credited for creating the like button on Facebook. Cuervo is now at Dropbox. Barry Farber: In 2005 you were part of the first 30 employees at Facebook. Tell me about your beginnings and how you got started. Soleio Cuervo: I grew up in Piscataway NJ and I’m the oldest of three children. My parents were both Colombian immigrants and came to the US before I was born. We were a low-income family and my father was the sole income earner. My mother was adamant that we were highly engaged in extracurricular activities like soccer or violin. We spent a ton of time at the library. It was there that she saw a flyer for the NJ SEEDS organization. They put me on a very different life trajectory and the most influential program in my life for me and the rest of my family. They equipped me with a financial and academic ability to attend a prestigious school like Duke. BF: What is the key to your success and any advice for people looking to get into your field?

SC: You’re probably not going to get it right on the first try and you’re probably not going to get it right on the second try. But it’s through learning and rapid integration that you can arrive at novel solutions. Develop an appetite for building. Today, more than ever before, there are unlimited resources available online for people to get started with programing. It’s not just getting excited about programming, it’s getting excited about solving problems and using technology to solve them. There are very few barriers for people who participate in that process. People need to start with a passion for solving problems instead of looking for a career at a technology company. There’s no playbook for being at Google or Facebook. They are in the business of identifying problems people have and solving them.

Reach out to your peers. It’s Ok to Barry Farber ask for help. Even Einstein required sounding boards for him to arrive at some of his greatest influential accomplishments. Every individual who faces adversity is best equipped to overcome it through actively calling for help and actively assembling people around them. These can be mentors or peers that complement their skill set.

BF: What do you do when you’re faced with adversity and what are some key lessons for people to understand about mentors and surrounding yourself with success?

BF: Why?

SC: It’s commonly thought that adversity is a personal matter. Only you can overcome adversity. But when you look at how adversity is overcome in the world, in general, it’s by groups of people. The key skill that I don’t think we teach younger students or even adults is to look for help and support from others for overcoming great adversity.

BF: How about attitude? How do you deal with positive and negative energy in the workplace? How do you develop a resilient attitude that allows you to stay focused and positive during difficult and adverse situations? SC: That’s a good question. I’ve always had an optimistic outlook. SC: A friend of mine a few years ago said it best. “You kind of get what you expect.” If you expect the best from the people around you, you generally get the best out of them. It’s OK to be skeptical or be critical of people’s work and behavior in order to get the best out of them, but I think that if you expect the best from them you’re more likely to get the best out of them.

Barry Farber is a radio and television host with expertise in sales and marketing topics, as well as a marketing consultant for corporations, professional athletes, and entertainers. He’s the creator and marketer of the FoldzFlat® Pens that can be seen at Learn more about this author at

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2017 2017 Essex Essex county county

“You’re Invited to Essex “You’re Invited to Essex County Branch Brook Park County Branch Brook Park to enjoy the most diverse collection of to enjoy the most diverse collection of Cherry Blossom Trees, even larger than the Cherry Blossom Trees, even larger than the national display in Washington, DC. The national display in Washington, DC. The blossoming blossoming trees trees create create aa picturesque picturesque setting setting that transforms Branch Brook that transforms Branch Brook Park Park into into aa stunning stunning spring spring fantasyland. fantasyland. We We invite invite you you and your family to come out and experience and your family to come out and experience this this natural natural wonder.” wonder.”

Joseph Joseph N. N. DiVincenzo, DiVincenzo, Jr. Jr. Essex County County Executive Executive Essex

MINI-HISTORIES MINI-HISTORIES PRESENTATIONS Saturday, April 8 - Saturday, April 22 12noon to 3pm

A Blossom Event for Any Day Saturday, April 8 ~ 7am-1pm


Sunday, April 9 ~ 10am Start

CHERRY BLOSSOM 10K RUN Cherry Cherry Blossom Blossom Welcome Welcome Center, Center, Extension Extension

Saturday, Saturday, April April 22 22 ~~ 10am 10am Race Race Start Start

1-MILE 1-MILE FUN FUN RUN/WALK RUN/WALK AND AND ESSEX ESSEX COUNTY COUNTY FAMILY FAMILY DAY DAY Prudential Prudential Concert Concert Grove, Grove, Southern Southern Division Division

*The Welcome Center will be closed on Sunday, April 23rd Stop by the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center in April and get a brief history of the park and its historic cherry tree collection. Fifteen-minute mini-histories will be offered on the hour between 12noon and 3pm. Meet in the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center.

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

Sunday, Sunday, April April 23 23 ~~ 11am-5pm 11am-5pm


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