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By Warren Westura

VOL. 24 NO. 4 David J. Black

How Do You Celebrate Memorial Day?


Cathleen M. Black PRESIDENT & COO

Michael J. Reidy ART DIRECTOR


Vanice Gage Donegan

Going to the beach and remembering our veterans.

With my family, enjoying a barbeque and taking it easy. —Nick Robertson, Piscataway

—Nicole Kravitz, Middlesex


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Just relaxing at home from school.

My wife and I are headed to the Caribbean for our anniversary.

—Anthony Brescia, Millburn

—Ryan Bretell, NYC




Mitchell Black Heidi Dommasch

Being outdoors with family and friends. We normally host a big barbeque.

Robert Leo Murray

I go to my parent’s house for a pool party. —Jayne Gazdalski, Millburn

—Robyn Fingerman, Millburn

It depends on the weather—if it’s good I’m on my bike.

I usually go on vacation. Last year we went to Turks and Cacos.

—Susan Ratner, Short Hills

—Peter DeBlis, Millburn

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On the Spot

31 Fun, Food and Friends

How Do You Celebrate Memorial Day?

11 Best of Essex 2016 Categories

Cedar Hill Country Club

39 DOMAIN 39 Create That Wonder Wall 40 Wash Away That Winter Grime

12 Inside Essex

41 Outdoor Lighting Placement

Exciting Local News & Happenings

48 How Do I Clean?

14 Calendar of Events 24 New Jersey Plastic Surgery Hosts a Block Party—You’re Invited!

49 Local Exhibits

36 Trinity Academy to Host Spring Open House Event and Petting Zoo

51 Your Best Self

47 Montclair Animal Shelter Seeks Help After Devastating Fire

For Mother’s Day

53 Stop in the Name of Slouch 54 Health, Beauty & Fitness Resource Directory

29 In The Marketplace Creative Hub Flourishes in Montclair— {verdigreen}: part vintage-furnishings boutique, part DIY destination 8

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60 Restaurant Guide 68 Suburban Essex ‘A’ List 70 Diamond Minds Those Who Desire Nothing Possess Everything

51 Eliminate the “Turkey Gobbler” Redefine the Neckline with New Medical Technologies 52 Tips to Get More Nutrients in Your Daily Diet

26 This Just In…

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READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS Let the nominations begin! Again, we invite you to participate in the Eighth Annual Best of Essex Reader’s Choice contest. It’s all up to you. Let us know about your favorite service providers, your go-to dining spots and your neighborhood treasures. Make sure your favorites get the recognition they deserve. Nominate them today so they appear on the Best of Essex Ballot in July. Nominations are open from May 1 to June 15. Click the banner, type in the category and business you want to nominate. Again, we’ve added new categories. Are we missing a category? Let us know that, too. Feel free to sign in again and vote for another business in another category. Join the 10,000 people who voted last year to honor more than 100 local businesses.

Best of Essex 2016 Categories RESTAURANTS & DINING Bagel Store Bakery Boutique Bakery Banquet Facility Barbeque Brunch Burger Candy & Chocolate Store Caterer Chinese Restaurant Craft Beer Selection Deli Diner Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Italian Restaurant Mexican Restaurant New Restaurant Other Ethnic Restaurant Outdoor Dining Pizza Restaurant (BYOB) Restaurant (Full Service) Romantic Restaurant Seafood Selection Sports Bar Steak Sushi Restaurant Wine & Spirit Store Wedding Venue

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FITNESS, BEAUTY & HEALTH Acupuncture Chiropractor Dentist—Group Practice Dentist—Individual Dentist—Pediatric Orthodontist Orthopedist Gym Community Gym Optician Personal Trainer Physical Therapist Pilates Studio Specialized Fitness Studio Hair Salon Specialty Beauty Services Spa (Day) Spa (Medical) Massage (Spa) Massage (Non-Spa) Yoga Studio

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Inside ESSEX Full Bar Service Arrives at FIN Raw Bar & Kitchen

Your Gateway to the East


ontclair-goers rejoice: There’s a new bar in town at local seafood restaurant, FIN Raw Bar & Kitchen. Now featuring a full liquor license, FIN clientele can sip cocktails at the bar, socialize around cocktail tables, or enjoy their favorite drink during dinner. FIN has been operating as a BYO restaurant for the past five years, offering light, clean fare with a focus on sustainability and seasonal quality. The addition of a full bar will not affect FIN’s BYO policy, nor will there be any corkage fees for guests who would like to bring their own. Additionally, in the next few months, a sister restaurant will be opening up next door—an 8,500 sq. ft. indoor/outdoor Gastropub to be exact. The Gastropub will offer 48 beers on tap, craft small batch distillery cocktails, and a full “gastropub” style menu. Alongside the introduction of the new establishment, which is targeted for late summer, both restaurants, as well as Salute Brick Oven Bistro (another sister restaurant down the street) will be offering valet parking. FIN Raw Bar & Kitchen, 183 Glenridge Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042, 973-744-0068,


am Man Food is a leading Asian supermarket chain. Their East Hanover stores carry the widest selection of Asian and non-Asian food products including seafood and meats (freshly cut to your needs). For many years they have been striving to bring clients the widest range of “hard to find” specialty Asian food products such as: specialty snacks, organic produce, spices, sauces, noodles, teas and more. The market is a one-stop shop as they also carry a number of specialty gifts, and Asian housewares. In addition to shopping, they offer an exceptional selection of Asian foods, including Asian Barbecue, Vietnamese Noodles, Rice and Seafood dishes as well as countless traditional Asian Pastries, all made fresh daily from their kitchen. Kam Man Market, East Hanover Center, 200 State Route 10 West, East Hanover, 973-503-1770 David Harri


Today’s Youth Are Tomorrow’s Future Support Give the Kids Hope Foundation at Annual Golf Invitational


ive the Kids Hope Foundation announces its Seventh Annual David Harris Golf Invitational; set for Monday, May 16, at the exclusive Green Brook Country Club in North Caldwell.

This year’s benefit Golf Invitational, names in David Harris’s honor, will support needed funds to rebuild the pavilion that provides shelter for the new spray park at Camp Hope in Passaic County and will be used in part for summer programs for disadvantaged youth at Turtle Back Zoo in Essex County. Give the Kids Hope Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 charitable organization, directly benefits underprivileged children in New Jersey. The foundation has set a goal in 2016 to continue its support of providing needed renovations at Camp Hope in West Milford, NJ where over 2,700 underprivileged children from North Jersey attend at no cost every summer. For more information about playing or sponsoring or to purchase tickets for the evening dinner and awards ceremony, please contact: Allison Lastfogel at Schumacher Chevrolet 973-256-1065 or visit: 12

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Best of Essex Nominations Begin for 2016 with Additional Categories


nce again we have expanded the category list for our popular Suburban Essex Reader’s Choice contest. Please nominate your trusted Lawyers, Accountants and Insurance Agents. Go to to get their name onto the ballot.

Luxury Rental Residences Now Open in West Caldwell


he Preserve, a 30-unit apartment community “geared towards adults aged 55 and over,” is located at 475 Passaic Avenue in West Caldwell. This new senior citizen luxury apartment complex has eight unique models each with two bedrooms and two baths. The modern amenities of The Preserve include a full time concierge, fitness center, clubhouse, and unlike many other rental communities, The Preserve is pet-friendly. Most residences include spacious balconies, many with natural views of the surrounding wooded property. “The Preserve is in an ideal location for empty nesters,” said Michelle Melillo, broker of record for Pinnacle Companies Reality Group, exclusive broker for The Preserve. “The property is set on 30 acres of scenic land, including a large amount of wooded land, yet is conveniently located near major highways, shopping and dining.” The Preserve is a project of The KABR Group and The Pinnacle Companies. For more information and to schedule a private tour, visit or call 973-346-8255.

New Thai Restaurant Adds Spice to Livingston’s Restaurant Scene


ucked away in the heart of Livingston is a fresh new restaurant for locals to enjoy. Owner Sheree Sarabhayavanija opened Boon Thai Kitchen in January of 2016 after the success of her sister restaurant, Spice Thai II in Montclair. Their classic Thai recipes bring a refreshing ethnic flavor to the Livingston dining scene. Visitors can try traditional Thai favorites like Drunken Noodles, or Boon Thai Kitchen’s mouthwatering duck specialties, such as Duck Tamarind or Duck Salad with pineapples and chili lime. Guests rave about the Thai Chicken and Shitake Mushroom Dumplings with garlic ginger dipping sauce. There are plenty of options for vegetarians to enjoy as well. Boon Thai Kitchen is BYOB with a laid back modern interior and convenient takeout and delivery options. The restaurant is open Thursday-Sunday. Visit them at 21 E. Northfield Ave., Livingston. Call 973-994-7383 or visit

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Annual Art on the Avenue Fine art, sculpture, photography, and fine art crafts will be displayed with entertainment on the Green (near the Caldwell Community Center). Featuring En Plein Air artists painting Wednesday - Saturday as well as showcasing a Student Art Exhibit Saturday. Local restaurants will be offering “Food to Go” for snacking while browsing. The event runs from 10am-5pm with an Awards Ceremony at 2pm. The rain date for Art on the Avenue is Sunday, May 22 from Noon-5pm. Artists can call 973364-1124 to reserve a space. Center of Downtown Caldwell.


Art School Arcade Exhibits

Undaunted Spirit: Native American Art Woman’s Dress, ca. 18801900, Great Plains, Sioux. Hide, glass beads. Undaunted Spirit: Native American Art is the final phase in MAM’s major reinstallation of the Rand Gallery of Native American Art. The new installation’s overarching theme is the stylistic development of Native American art traditions and the historical contexts in which these changes were made. Runs through Dec. 31. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

The shows highlight the diverse range of media and techniques practiced by students and faculty at the Yard School. The shows, which rotate approximately every six weeks, allow our students to experience the process of preparing a work for exhibition, and are also an excellent way to showcase their talent. The Art School Arcade, 1st floor, Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

The Milliner’s Tale: The Craft of Hat Making Collaborating with guest curator Monika Stebbins, a classically trained milliner, METC will present an exhibit exploring the history of hat making and the millinery trade in New Jersey and the surrounding area. Runs through June 29. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982.

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Two Centuries of Cultivating Green Space: The History of Macculloch Hall’s Gardens George Macculloch (1775-1858) was an avid gardener who cultivated his 26 acres to feed his family and as a form of creative expression and is credited with growing the first New Jersey tomato. Through photographs, design plans and journals, this exhibition will trace the history of the gardens from the nineteenth-century kitchen garden and farm, to the early-twentieth century gardens favored by later generations of the Miller Family. Runs through August. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-538-2404.

Sunday, May 1 Women’s Workshops May programs are: Bridging the Gap between College and the Real World; and Separation and Divorce: Navigating the Course. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

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Saturday and Sundays through July 4. Celebrate the Zoo’s expansion to the African continent with performances and activities. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973731-5800.

May classes are: Intro to WORD and Basic EXCEL. Please call for dates and times; NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Verona Park Conservancy’s Annual Spring Clean-up

Mandolin Orchestra In Concert

Thanks to all volunteers who worked really hard keeping Verona Park clean after a long winter!

2016 Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure® Inspire Hope. Celebrate Life. Be Part Of The Cure. 6:30am–Continuous shuttle service between the Livingston Mall and the race site begins. 7am–Registration and packet pick-up opens. 7:30am–Race expo opens. Survivor & Forever Fighter Tent activities and entertainment begins. 8am–Official USATF 5K race. 9am–Kids for the Cure® Color Run. 9:30am– Survivor & Forever Fighter procession and celebration. 10am–5K Walk and 1.5M Fun Walk. 12:30pm–Shuttle service to Livingston Mall ends. Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex, West Orange. 908-277-2904.

Wells Fargo Jazz for Teen & Brick City Jazz Orchestra The NJPAC Wells Fargo for Teens, in its 19th season, will present a new generation of jazz musicians featuring performances from the Brick City Jazz Orchestra and special guest, internationally acclaimed saxophonist and elder statesman of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Joe Temperley. 3pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

The Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra, led by Maestro Enrico Granafei, will present its 75th Anniversary Spring Concert. Entitled “Diamond Celebration - A Tribute to the Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra,” the concert will feature the favorite repertoire of the orchestra through the decades, including works by Johannes Kok, classical and popular selections, traditional Italian favorites, and pieces by orchestra member Peter Longo. 3pm. Bloomfield Middle School, 60 Huck Rd., Bloomfield. RSVP 973-746-3203.


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Broadway Boot Camp- July 5th -July 23rd. 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. Final shows in N.J. and N.Y.C. Ages 7-18, Beg-Adv. Pool parties too! Partial scholarships are available. Call Randy for appt: 973-868-6259.

Sunday Comics The area’s best rising stars with Special Guests from major clubs, radio & TV. Special Guest: The Comedy Duo of Henry & Stein. 7:30pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973744-9785. (continued on page 16)

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Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science Alton Brown, host of Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen, presents an all-new live show featuring everything including songs, multimedia presentations, talk-show antics, and bigger and better potentially dangerous food demonstrations. 3 & 7pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Career Services Meet with a professional and receive guidance in goal setting, career planning, resume writing, interview techniques, and job search strategies. A small fee may apply. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

An Acoustic Evening With John Hiatt

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As one of America’s most respected and influential singer-songwriters, John Hiatt’s songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson and more. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

“Women of the Y—1920’s” Presented in Partnership with The Montclair Historical Society, this event will explore the history of Montclair through the eyes of the “Women of the Y.” Jane Elias of the Montclair Historical Society will tell a compelling story that both parallels and intersects the Great Migration from the south, racial integration, and the Civil Rights Movement in America. 1:30pm doors open. 2-3pm presentation. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair.

Medy Bozkurtian Art Exhibit

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Medy’s art is inspired by her world travels and her love of music, people and nature. She captures the essence of her subjects through expressive realism and a touch of impressionism. Runs thru May 31. Chester Public Library, 250 W. Main St., Chester. 908-879-7612.

Six-Time Winner BEST GIFT SHOP Art Opening & Sunday Salon entitled “Floral Galore” Celebrate the opening of a new exhibition of works by Laurie Riccadonnna. Enjoy an afternoon of art, music & performances by Montclair’s most talented teens. Free and open to the public. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973744-4752 ext. 2.

LAW (Legal Assistance for Women) Ongoing program providing clients with a confidential consultation with a professional to determine how best to approach a legal concern. Appointments must be scheduled in advance. NCJW/Essex Center, for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Spring Concert The Chatham Community Band, under the direction of Brian Conti, will be hosting its Annual Spring Concert. Music selections will represent a cross-section of American composers, and include festive overtures, marches, popular standards, historical and movie/ broadway show selections. Featured will be a combined performance with students from the Chatham High School Wind Ensemble. 3pm. Chatham High School, 255 Lafayette Ave., Chatham.

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Poetry Reading Come enjoy a reading by local West Orange poets. Bring your own poem for an open reading to follow. 1-3pm. Free. West Orange Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave. W. Orange. 973-736-0198.

Into the Woods Musical The musical is set in an alternate world of four of The Grimm’s fairy tales. Into the Woods tells the tale of a childless baker and his wife who are desperate to have a baby. Performed by Nextstage Repertory, Centenary College Theater Department’s student based Performance Company. Runs thru May 8. Call for dates and times. Lackland Performing Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979–0900.


Serving up gas, grits, and a foot stompin’ good time. A musical full of joy‚ a little bit of heartbreak‚ and lots of hilarity. This visionary tribute to life by the roadside takes place on North Carolina’s Highway 57. A celebration of life‚ love‚ Dolly Parton‚ and catfish. 1:30 & 7pm. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343. (continued on page 18)

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Montclair Historical Society Farm Camp This year the Montclair Community Farms, Montclair Historical Society, and Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H will be partnering for all camp sessions. Theme camps include: Down on the Farm, ages 4-6. Homegrown Living, ages 6-9. Back to the Future, ages 9-11. Montclair Historical Society, 108 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-353-1337.

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New Catalog – Great Prices – Free Custom Framing Glass Upgrade. Scroll through the spring sale catalog items & Save Up to 75% off list prices. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-669-0995.

Begin your week with mindful Vinyasa yoga in the living room of the Van Vleck House overlooking the courtyard garden. Registration required. Through June 20. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752. email

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The Gift Of Music Gala Benefit Concert

”Goodnight Moon And The Runaway Bunny” Musical The production, by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, incorporates innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects, and evocative original music to provide very young audiences with an effortless introduction to the performing arts and the excitement of reading. 1 & 4pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Second Annual Pet Expo Meet adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens while supporting local animal shelters and rescue groups. Hosted by the Friends of the Livingston Animal Shelter, the theme of the event is Adopt-Educate-Rescue. Attendees can visit the Pet Photo Booth, participate in 50/50 raffles and silent auction. Food items from local restaurants will be available along with entertainment. 1-5pm. The Shoppes at the Livingston Circle, 277 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston. 973-885-9796.

Featuring Joshua Bell, who is at home as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and orchestra leader and is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. With repertoire and performances ranging from Bach, to jazz standards, to world music. 7pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

New Jersey Woodturners Learn to turn with the NJ Woodturners Association. Discover the wonders of creating art from found pieces of wood. Topics vary month to month. For adults. 7-9:30pm. Call Gualberto Malave at 908-310-3557 for details. Meet in Garibaldi Hall, 621A Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland.

“Blossoming into Spring” with Yoga at Kips Castle Through the physical poses and cultivation of inner stillness, begin to open the door to the wisdom of the body and learn to focus on the connection between mind, body, heart and spirit to create healing and true wellness. Mondays. Bring your own mat. Noon-1:15pm. Kip’s Castle, 22 Crestmont Rd., Verona.

Tuesday, May 3 STEAM Story Time

Book Discussion “Florence Gordon” by Brian Morton. Tea and cookies served. 1:30-2:30pm. Free. West Orange Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave. W. Orange. 973-736-0198.

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Join a discussion of “Winter’s Bone” by Daniel Woodrell. Copies of the book and its discussion guide are available at the library. Free. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. 973-667-0405.

Story time that focuses on science, technology, engineering, art and math. For ages 3-7. No registration required. 7pm. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. 973667-0405.

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Best of Essex Winner–3 Years in a Row! Wednesday, May 4 Meditation for Women

Join, psychotherapist, Sue Waldman while she facilitates a relaxed, comforting and peaceful guided meditation. Meditation helps you reduce stress, relieve anxiety, obsessive thinking and improve your mood. No experience is necessary. Advanced Registration Required. Call for venue. 973-857-4357 (HELP).

Wednesday Afternoon Knitters Come share your love of knitting and crocheting with both beginning and experienced knitters. Brush-up on your skills, and learn some new techniques. Please bring your own supplies. Wednesdays. 1pm. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. 973667-0405.

“My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy!” One Man Show Meet the people that we’re all too familiar with: the family members that make you remember why you left home in the first place. It’s a laughfilled fest of everybody you know, have known, and some you’d want to forget but can’t, all brought to life on stage by the comic magic of Steve Solomon. Runs through May 22. Call for dates and times. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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“Back Story” Exhibition The exhibit includes creations from 24 artists. By exploring their art and words, the viewer will discover the inspirational backstories and artistic evolution that led to each completed piece. Runs through August 20. Studio Montclair Galleries, Academy Square, 33 Plymouth St., Montclair. 862-5001447.

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Thursday, May 5 Peter Cetera Performs

The Richard Reiter Swing Band Performs For over twenty years Richard Reiter’s Swing Band is New Jersey’s most popular swing combo. The quintet features Reiter on saxophone, clarinet and flute, plus vocalist Tricia Slafta, accompanied by keyboard, bass and drums. Rain or shine. Free. Noon-2:15pm. Veterans Courthouse, 50 W. Market St., Newark. 973-239-7072.

Preschool Story Time Preschool age children and their caregivers enjoy old and new picture books, create arts and crafts, and meet other children from the Nutley area. Ages 3-5 years. Registration is required for the Winter/Spring 2016 session. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. 973-667-0405.

Peter Paul Cetera is an American singer, songwriter, and bassist best known for being an original member of the rock band Chicago. 8pm. Wellmont Theatrer, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-7839500.

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Boney James Performs

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Boney James is a four-time Grammy Award nominee and a Soul Train Award winner. He has accumulated four RIAA Certified Gold Records. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Lunch and Learn This month’s theme is “Smooth Your Way into Good Health”. Dr. Jo of Core Wellness will focus on improving your health especially the digestive system and lowering cholesterol followed by a Smoothie making demonstration. If you wish bring lunch; we’ll provide refreshments. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove Library. 973-239-1447.

“Cocktails in the Garden” Celebrating Van Vleck’s 13th Annual Plant Sale and the Centennial of the Van Vleck home, which was completed in 1916. While enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, get first dibs on the spectacular selections available at this year’s sale. Garden novelties and gifts will also be for sale courtesy of Garden Cottage. 5:30-8:30pm. 108 Orange R., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

“Grounds for Sculpture” Day Trip The Arboretum is hosting a trip to the lovely Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, a beautiful 42 acre sculpture park and garden. Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-2738787 ext. 1717.


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Announce the opening of Losing Your Soul… and Getting It Back Again: Art of Anna Jewel Gove. Using a variety of media, Ms. Gove’s work is simultaneously evocative, puzzling, unusual and sometimes humorous. Half of all proceeds generated from the sale of the works on display will go directly to the Rachel Coalition. Opening reception from 6-9pm. Brass Works Gallery, 105 Grove St., Montclair.

“Frankenstein” Production Come experience this thrilling theatrical adventure in a bold retelling of Mary Shelley’s classic tale of horror and suspense. Set in 19th-century Switzerland, the story recounts the daring experiments of Dr. Victor Frankenstein as he attempts to unlock the secrets of creation itself. Runs thru May 7. 7:30pm. County College of Morris (CCM) Dragonetti Auditorium in the Student Community Center, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-3285000.


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The 2016 Tour will showcase 5 architecturally distinctive, beautifully decorated homes in Summit and Short Hills amidst the flowering gardens of spring. The annual house tour raises funds for the outreach efforts of the Women of Calvary Church, Summit. 10am-3pm. Calvary Episcopal Church, 31 Woodland Ave., Summit.

Explore several habitats including hardwood forest, conifer stands, ponds and meadows. You will also venture into South Mountain Reservation through the “back door” to see who is stopping over. 8-11am. Registration required. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-258-4026.

Gaelic Storm has straddled the line between tradition and innovation for nearly two decades, infusing Celtic music with modern influences, and updating the genre for a new generation of fans raised on rock, country and folk. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Friday, May 6

”Skippyjon Jones, Snow What? (& The 7 Chihuahuas)” Musical

Book Discussion Group Featuring “The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris” by David McCullough. Capturing the thrill of arriving in Paris in 1830 to the dawn of the 20th century, bestselling author McCullough chronicles the generations of Americans that flocked to the “City of Light” for inspiration in their work, and what they achieved profoundly altered American history. 7pm. The Springfield Free Public Library is, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930 x228.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

This new musical is a twist on the classic fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the bravest Chihuahua of them all? Skippyjon Jones the Siamese cat who thinks he’s a Mexican Chihuahua of course. Grades pre-K–3. 10am. Also May 7, 10am. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973376-4343.

National Public Gardens Day

Girls Night Out Event Take some time for yourself and enjoy an evening out with your girlfriends in downtown Summit. Registering for Girls’ Night Out is free, and only those who pre-register will be entered into the drawing to win one of the fabulous prizes donated by the downtown businesses. 5-9pm. Downtown Summit.

Elegant, electrifying and marvelously athletic, this always dazzling company returns with programs that include some of its newest works as well as classics like Revelations, Alvin Ailey’s undisputed masterpiece. 8pm. May 7, 8pm & May 8, 1pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Celebrate with free admission to Greenwood Gardens. Spend the afternoon strolling the gardens and enjoying the profusion of spring flowers. A selection of plants and herbs will be for sale – just in time for Mother’s Day. 10am-6pm. Green Wood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-258-4026.

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“Godspell” Musical Stephen Schwartz’s classic musical retelling of the Gospel of Matthew in a modern-day setting. Also May 7, 13, 14, 21 & 21 with two matinee performances on May 15 and 22 at 2pm. The Summit Playhouse ,10 New England Ave., Summit. For tickets tickets email For group sales email the summit

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Bring your instruments, sing along and wear your favorite beach attire to the concert. Admission includes concert and refreshments. 8-11pm. The Minstrel, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489.

He is known for his critical assessments of current events, laced with pop culture references and delivered in an idiosyncratic verbal style. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Hooked-on-Books Each month you will discuss a selected book, play a game and enjoy refreshments. Registration is required online. 4th, 5th & 6th grades. 3:30pm. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. 973-667-0405.

Essex County Hazardous Waste Collection Day Commercial and large quantity users may not drop off items. Essex County residents must provide proof of residency. Free and open to Essex County residents. Call or visit web for a complete list of materials accepted and not accepted. 8:30am-4pm. 125 Fairview Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-792-960.

Summer Songs Beach Party

Dennis Miller Performs

Saturday, May 7

NJ Audubon: Fairy Gardens

Come on in and get your pick of exciting mix of reasonably priced home and garden accents. These iris are field-grown at the Presby Farm. Offeredare bearded iris of all sizes, historic and modern. Runs through May 8. 10am-3pm. Presby Memorial Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-783-5974.

Van Vleck House & Gardens Plant Sale Enjoy the 13th Annual Benefit Plant Sale, where garden enthusiasts can conveniently find the finest local plant selections, featuring edible plants and baskets. 11am-4pm. May 7, 9am-4pm. May 8, 11am-4pm. May 9-12, 11am3pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair.

Enjoy a morning of fun in the world of fairies where you’ll make fairy-sized gardens filled with fairy decorations and accessories made with natural materials. Bring your own 12 to 15 inch diameter basket or container filled with potting soil, a glue gun if you have one, and any fairy garden accessories you would like to add to your garden. Supplied are the plants, the natural materials, and examples of fairy decorations to make. Registration by May 4. 2:30-4pm. New Jersey Audubon at Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

Norman Reedus In Conversation at MFF

Montclair Film Festival is thrilled to announce that The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus has joined the lineup for the MFF16 Conversation Series, presented by Audible, Inc. Joel Stillerman, President of Original Programming, AMC and Sundance TV, will moderate a wide-ranging discussion of Mr. Reedus’s craft and career. 2:30pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair.

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Four bands will perform great music dance to. Craft booths with jewelry, vintage clothes, air brushed teeshirts, art photography, hat making, candles & soaps and more will line the Avenue. Food vendors will have tasty treats. There will be face painting, sidewalk chalk painting and kids’ events. Cotton candy, popcorn, ice cream for the young of all ages. Merchants will “fly their flags” and show off their great wares all day. 10:30-6:30pm. Glenridge Ave., Montclair. 973-744-1940.

Victor Manuelle Performs Victor Manuel Ruiz is a successful Latin Grammy nominated American-born Puerto Rican salsa singer, songwriter, and improvisational song singer, known to his fans as El Sonero de la Junentud. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Master Gardeners of Essex County Plant Sale

Itzhak Perlman Performs

Jonathan’s Choice: Cyrille Aimée & Kate McGarry

Annuals, perennials, shrubs, small trees, tomatoes, including Rutgers varieties and culinary herbs. Learn about bees, pollinator gardening and Master Gardener Helpline table. 9am-3pm. Garabaldi Hall, 621A Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776.

A pair of award-winning vocalists—French jazz singer Cyrille Aimée and Grammy nominee Kate McGarry—join radio host Jonathan Schwartz for a concert and conversation. 7pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Garden Club of Essex Fells Plant Sale

“Listen To Your Mother” 2016 Celebrating Mother’s Day

The annual plant sale offers the community an opportunity to purchase annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables. 9am-1pm. Runnymede Rd., Essex Fells. (next to post office)

Swingin’ Tern Contra Dances Mary Wesley will call the contras. The band will be Brooklyn Swing Ensemble. Beginners’ workshop at 7:30pm. No partner necessary. Please carry in clean soft-soled shoes for dancing. Listeners welcome. 8-11pm. First Presbyterian Church, Parish House, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973-295-6864.

NJ Audubon Digital Photography Workshop IX: The Art of Flower Photography Nature photographer David DesRochers will help you understand digital SLR camera settings and how to use them to manage light and sharpness. He will also cover the basics of composition and a few creative ideas that you can use to change an ordinary subject into a work of art. Bring your camera for a hands-on practice session. 10am-12:30pm. New Jersey Audubon at Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

The reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved as much for his charm and humanity as his talent, he is treasured by audiences who respond to his remarkable artistry and to his irrepressible joy of making music. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

The mission of each Listen To Your Mother production is to take the audience on a well-crafted journey that celebrates and validates mothering through giving voice to motherhood—in all of its complexity, diversity, and humor—in the form of original readings performed live on-stage by their authors. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Billy Hector Performs

Sunday, May 8

9pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-744-9785.

Mother’s Day at Presby

Mother’s Day Flower Sale Boy Scout Troop 9 Caldwell-West Caldwell presents their Mother’s Day flower sale including a wide selection of hanging baskets, annuals, vegetables, herbs, planters and gift baskets. 9am-4pm and May 8, 9am-3pm. Washington School, 201 Central Ave., West Caldwell.

Spend a lovely day with Mom at Presby. A box lunch is offered which will contain a gourmet sandwich, lemon square dessert, gourmet chips and a choice of drink. Lunch is available 12pm-2pm. A free live jazz concert will be held on the porch. Enjoy the sounds of Bob Miller and Joe Verrusio Jazz Duo 11am-1pm and the Duke Lukic Trio 1pm-3pm. 10am-3pm. Presby Memorial Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-783-5974. (continued on page 24)

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Bacon Bacon & More Bacon Cooking Class

Join chef Blake Swihart and participate in cooking with bacon. Menu includes goat cheese-bacon and horseradish spread, bacon gruyere gougeres, kale salad with hot bacon dressing, fennel and potato bacon chowder, bacon wrapped beef filet, bacon-chocolate truffles with peanut butter. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hillls. 973-258-4009.

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Spring Flower Fair The Spring Flower Fair is a garden plant sale that provides you with the opportunity to purchase everyone’s favorite varieties, as well as unique and difficult-to-find plants that will enhance your garden. 10am-4pm. Hort Farm No. 1 – Log Cabin Pavilion, George H. Cook Campus, New Brunswick.

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Brian Regan Performs

New Jersey Plastic Surgery Hosts a Block Party—You’re Invited!

Revered by other comedians as one of the best in the business, Brian Regan is the unique comic whose material appeals to generations of fans. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.


ave the date. New Jersey Plastic Surgery Center is hosting a block party where you will learn all about the latest restorative and rejuvenating treatments directly from world-class beauty professionals.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live!

Find out how NJPS can help you look your best with new treatments for your skin, face, hair and body including injectable and laser techniques. There will be be live demonstrations of the hottest beauty industry Saturday, May 21 trends and technology. Have your all your questions answered while enjoying live music, hors d’oeuvres 10am-2pm and light beverages. Reservations are required and New Jersey Plastic Surgery valet parking is available. Call Danielle at 973-50929 Park Street, Montclair 2000 to reserve your place.

The legacy of the beloved “Mister Rogers” lives on with the hit television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from The Fred Rogers Company and airing daily on PBS KIDS. Now, Daniel and all of his friends are hopping aboard Trolley to delight live audiences with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! 1 & 4:30pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Tuesday, May 10

Mother’s Day Concert

Second Sundays Series Celebrate Mother’s Day at the museum a series for all ages. Enjoy lectures, performances, artist-led tours, art/science demonstrations and workshops, music and a special brunch menu. Noon-5pm. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra offers a selection of tunes to please Mom and all the family. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds or shop at our 13th Annual Plant Sale. Fair weather only. 1-3pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 ext. 2.

Thompson Square Performs

Monday , May 9

Thompson Square is an American country music duo composed of husband and wife Keifer and Shawna Thompson. The duo has released two albums, which have produced a combined ten chart singles on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts. 8pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

Family Fun Day

Genealogy 101: Start With What You Know Presented by Randi Koenig of Legacy Genealogy Services. Ms. Koenig is a professional genealogist with over 15 years professional experience. Her presentation will include how to utilize Ancestry® Library Edition, available on-site at the library. 7pm. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. 973-667-0405 x2604.

Every Second Sunday of the month is Family Funday. 1-4pm. Tours run on the hour. For more information and to schedule a tour, call or visit web. Israel Crane Museum House, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

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You’ll walk approximately one mile, the pace will be slow and relaxed, with plenty of time to appreciate and learn about the migrant and resident birds you find. Bring water, a snack, and a notebook and pencil, binoculars can be useful, too. 8-9:30am. Meet in the parking lot between the grandstand and the maintenance building, reached by turning into the park from Bellevue Ave. Brookdale Park, Watchung Ave., Bloomfield. 973-814-7275.

Tuesday Night Graphic Novel Club Enjoy a casual evening among graphic novel aficionados. Sample food from local eateries while discussing the latest book. This month’s book is “Stitches” by David Small. Copies of books are available at the Library. 7pm. Registration required. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. 973-667-0405.


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Find Your Dream Bathroom… VISIT OUR SHOWROOM The Internet of Things An accomplished panel of experts will take you on a journey into the future of internet connectivity with real life examples about how intelligent, connected devices are radically reshaping companies and competition. Registration required at events/SpeakersForum-160510.aspx. 5:30-7:30pm. Maggiano’s Little Italy, At Bridgewater Commons, 600 Commons Way Bridgewater. 973-507-9700.

College Awareness Lecture Topics covered will include standardized tests, how to pay for college, how colleges select their incoming freshman class, important requirements for the application process and more. Registration recommended. 6pm. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove Library. 973-239-1447.

Wednesday, May 11 “The Rides” Perform Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg are back on the road as The RIDES. When this multigenerational trio named their last CD and tour Can’t Get Enough—they meant it in the literal sense. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Garden Tales Children will learn about gardening and nature through literature with Master Gardener and Kids Gardening Expert Denise Barth. Read a garden themed book each week and do a take home gardening project related to the story. Children will acquire basic gardening skills, taste some of the veggies growing in the garden and go on a nature hike. Grades K-2nd. 4:15-5:30pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 ext. 2.

“A Song At Twilight” Production Noël Coward’s final and semi-autobiographical play kicks off the season in high style. A celebrated writer, his devoted wife, and a glamourous woman from his past — add a sprinkling of piano music and Coward’s delicious quips, and it’s the perfect recipe for this bittersweet comedy from the master of sophisticated wit. 7:30pm. Runs through May 29. Call for dates and times. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343.

Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant” 50th Anniversary Tour

Arlo Guthrie has been known to generations as a prolific songwriter, social commentator, master storyteller, actor and activist. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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Tea and Roses A leisurely, one-hour-long stroll through various gardens, including the shady, green Fern Garden, and the scented Rose Garden. After the tour, enjoy a delicious tea prepared by a classically trained baker in Matlida’s Café, that was once the home of Matilda Frelinghuysen’s vegetable gardener. Enjoy a sumptuous selection of scones, traditional tea sandwiches and baked-from-scratch pastries. Ages 13 & Up. 11am. Preregistration is required. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7603.

Spirituality and Tea This nurturing monthly gathering for Women will restore, rejuvenate and re-energize the parts of you that need to be re-awakened. Nurture your soul with a cup of tea while learning something about yourself and life. Local psychotherapist and intuitive counselor, Sue Waldman, will provide an inspirational talk, a Spiritual discussion, guided meditation, and thought provoking group exercises. 8-9:30pm. Advanced registration required. Call for venue. 973-8574357 (HELP).

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Mother’s Day This Mother’s Day, show Mom how much you care with a gift that truly gives. Whether it’s something to help her relax, or a sparkling new addition to her jewelry box, these selections will surely make her smile.

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Sparkling Beauty The essential diamond hoop earrings in various sizes…to fit any budget. Celeste Jewelers 166 South Livingston Ave, Livingston • 973-994-4492

“A mother’s love is strong yet gentle, much like the perfectly feminine and elegant 2016 Spring designs from Alor Jewelry. These diamond bangles come in a variety of cable colors that are sure to ‘wow’ mom.” GEORGE PRESS JEWELERS 74 So. Livingston Avenue 74 So. Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-992-7797

Wrap Mom with Love Give the gift of pampering to someone you love. Purchase a $250+ gift card and receive a Sonoma neck wrap. Limited supply available. Colors may vary. The Woodhouse Day Spa 56 South Park St, Montclair 973-509-8488

A Real Show-Stopper! This beautiful Q Evon “stick” necklace, handcrafted with semi-precious stones, vermeil and oxidized sterling silver, is truly stunning and as unique as you are. Guaranteed to garner compliments and a chorus of ‘wows’! Available at: CBL Fine Art 459 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973 736-7776


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Feel the Love Some someone special that you truly love them with our Love necklace. Available in 3 colors! Pink Jewels 1110 Town Center Way, Livingston 973-994-0975

Show Mom She is S’well… S’well bottles are elegant and useful. Portable and chic. Providing liquids on the go, while making a fashion statement! Double walled, insulated construction allows beverages to stay hot for 12 hours or cold for 24 hours. Constructed of the highest quality stainless steel (18/8 food grade), these bottles are virtually unbreakable and still lightweight. All styles & sizes available! Smith & Company

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Creative Hub Flourishes in Montclair {verdigreen}: part vintage-furnishings boutique, part DIY destination By Deborah Schapiro, photo by Dan Epstein


hen Azie Shelhorse moved to Montclair from Atlanta in 2012, she was a stay-at-home mother of two young children who enjoyed painting furniture and selling it on the arts-and-crafts website Etsy. At some point, though, she says, “Enough people were buying my items that it became too difficult to manage as just a hobby.” Shelhorse and her husband originally conceived of 182 Glenridge Avenue in Montclair as a great location for a studio where she could continue to paint furniture. Seeking a like-minded community, they decided to use the space to showcase local artists as well. Since its October 2013 opening, {verdigreen} has become a multipurpose creative destination. The original premise has blossomed into full-scale art gallery nights and music nights. Shelhorse views these “Free Fridays” as more a party than a sales event: “We’ve had jazz trios and the Opera Theatre of Montclair perform, and we always offer food and wine from local vendors. Everything is free; I don’t even like to open the cash register on Free Fridays.” Now also a boutique, {verdigreen} sells vintage home goods ranging from furniture to lighting fixtures. The shop also carries an extensive line of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and Soft Wax. Shelhorse explains, “This paint is not meant for chalk boards; it’s called chalk paint because of its chalk-like matte finish. It’s nontoxic, water-based, easy to use and gives beautiful results. You can literally use it on different fabrics as well as on furniture.” She uses this paint in the work she does for commercial and residential clients. The versatile {verdigreen} also has become a resource for those wanting custom finishes but don’t have the time or the inclination to do it themselves. Instructor

“{verdigreen}… is my happy place.” ~Azie Shelhorse, owner

Azie Shelhorse, owner

as well as a crafter and entrepreneur, Shelhorse teaches classes in furniture painting, decoupage, papier-mache and more. The center also offers Mommyand-Me classes as well as Ladies’ Nights Out.

So successful has {verdigreen} become that as of last April, Shelhorse opened a second location in New York City’s East Village. While it too has become quite successful, she has no intention of closing the original: “I would never want to close the original {verdigreen} unless I were retiring. The Montclair shop is my happy place.”

{verdigreen} Azie Shelhorse, owner

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Tours of the Montclair Public Library

More than 40 local vendors have everything from produce to honey, jewelry to baked goods and much more. Add in plenty of live music, ready to eat food and fun, and you’ve got the Caldwell Farmers Market. Wednesdays 3-7pm. Arthur St., between Kimball and 7th Ave., Caldwell.

Each tour will last 45min. Learn about obtaining books, DVDs, CDs and other media from the Library. Using the e-Library to access electronic books, audiobooks, movies, music, magazines and language learning software. Enjoying the pleasures of the Children’s Library, including storytimes, summer reading and drop-in games. Having a snack at the now opened Library Cafe and much more. 7pm. May 14, 2pm. May 18, 2pm. Montclair Public Library’s Main Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-7440500, ext. 2257.

Thursday, May 12 Annual Herb Sale is here! The exhibition is a remarkable collaboration of floral arrangements created by more than 30 floral designers from the tristate area and the art that inspired them—the paintings, sculpture, and photography from the permanent collection of the Museum. Runs through May 15. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair.

Flowers Galore Tour and Tea What could be more pleasant than a leisurely stroll amidst the flowers of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum? This tour followed by a delicious tea prepared by classically trained German baker Christina Renfer. 11am-1pm. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Center, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7600.

Pick up unique, organic herbs for your garden and a selection of heirloom vegetables will be offered. Hours: Thursday 9am-8pm; Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday 9am-4pm or until sold out. Back of the Crane House,110 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

“Oldies but Goodies: Music of the Early 1960s” Presentation Dr. Stephen Marcone, Professor of Music at William Paterson University, will present a slide-lecture about the music of the early 1960s and the massive cultural change before the “British Invasion.” Free. Registration required. 7pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

NJSO: Hadelich Plays Tchaikovsky For musical lines that truly soar and endlessly delight, few composers can rival Tchaikovsky, whose Violin Concerto is a pinnacle of the repertoire. Augustin Hadelich dispatches the work’s brilliant solo part with effortless panache. 1:30pm. May 14, 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Primitive Skills For Adults Learn the art of bushcraft and outdoor living skills. All sessions encourage hands-on participation. Each month has a different focus; May is Wild Edible Plants and Fungus. Registration is required. Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland.973-228-8776. (continued on page 32)

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ivingston’ s Cedar Hill is leading the way in transforming country club life into a full social and lifestyle experience for area residents—golfer and non-golfers alike.

Club president Jeff Feldman states, “We are really excited about our new line-up of activities, programs and events. Our new general manager has been putting together a full calendar that adults and the entire family will enjoy, including Ladies Night Out, Drive-In Movie Night for Kids, Poker & Cigar Nights and much more.” Already known for it’s championship 18-hole golf course, Cedar Hill has Har-tru tennis courts and a heated swimming pool complex where great summer parties are already planned. Events make Cedar Hill an easy place to meet new people and make great connections that can last a lifetime. Last year Cedar Hill unveiled it’s newly renovated bar, lounge and dining rooms. Drawing rave reviews, these renovations make the club a perfect venue to meet friends before and after dinner. Cedar Hill is a private club whose members enjoy an upscale atmosphere with a relaxed dress code. Club members feel like time spent there is like therapy. “Every time we come to Cedar Hill, it’s like being on vacation. There’s nothing like dining on the patio with the scenic sunsets overlooking the golf course.” — Terri A., 5 year member

“The Dining membership alone is fantastic… Great, fresh food prepared the way you like it—convenient, no cleaning up, no tipping—just sign your account number!” — Noreen P., 15-year member Recognizing that society’s needs have changed, today people have different priorities and time constraints. Cedar Hill now offers different membership levels so people can choose the plan that best fits their lifestyle, whether they golf or not. Feldman continues, “I encourage anyone who wants to have fun, and could use a break from everyday rigors, to bring their friends and family to visit Cedar Hill. Now is the best time to explore membership. We welcome everyone to call or go online to learn more and register for a free one day guest pass.”

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Ladies Night

Sculpture Exhibit

UMBA (Upper Montclair Business Association) is hosting Uptown Girls: Ladies Night. Join the fun—meet friends, shop for special bargains and dine. Upper Montclair.

Max Baran, naturalist and preservation enthusiast, created a collection of abstract wood sculptures based on unique tree root systems. Each sculpture is designed to invite the viewer into a world where their own expressions flourish. Also May 14 & 15, May 20-22, Noon. Kip’s Castle Park, 22 Crestmont Rd., Verona. www.essexcountyparks. org/parks/kips-castle-park.

Curious George Musical


Join the inquisitive, loveable little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies, and the award winning PBS television show. This delightful new musical is based on C.S. Lewis’ adventure story about four children of war-torn England, who accidentally enter the land of Narnia by climbing through a magic wardrobe. Pre-K -3. 10am. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-3764343.

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Entertainment by piano prodigy Stephen Wu. 12:30pm. Reservations required. Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St., Montclair. www.Montclairwomens

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From bus rules to band-aids, carpools to cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in stlye, showing us all how school is sometimes scary, sometimes superfun, an ALWAYS something to sing about. Ages 4 & up. 10am. Also May 14, 10am. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343.

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You will learn the professional’s secret tricks for successful strawberry jars and your jar will flourish all summer. Be rewarded with cuttings of fresh sage, oregano, basil, thyme and rosemary. Fee includes all materials and a terra cotta strawberry jar. Register by May 6. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Center, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7603.

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In the long rich history of Family Groups in American Roots Music, The Chapin Family has a special place. When these singers, songwriters and extraordinary live performers come together, magic happens. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-2271030.


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This class is a hands-on introduction to the joy of gardening, taught by Master Gardener Deborah DeSalvo. Children will grow yummy vegetables, plant beautiful flowers, learn about composting and observe the natural world around them. Grades 3rd-5th. 4:305:45pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-7444752 ext. 2.

Irish Mythen Special Concert 8-11pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 908-591-6491. www.folk

Saturday, May 14 Classic Albums Performs Classic Albums Live exquisitely recreates every sound of the timeless Fleetwood Mac album, Rumours. 8pm. Shea Center for Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne. 973-720-2371.

Murder Mystery—Revenge in Rome The tour guides discovered an American body within the inner chambers of Rome’s catacombs. Nine actors will appear as guests in a hotel who are playing visitors at a wedding weekend gone wrong. Prizes will be awarded to attendees who solve the mystery. Sponsored by the Women’s Club of Caldwell. And all proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund. Refreshments will be served. 2pm. The Van Vleck Mansion, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973 403-2632.

The Richie Furay Band Performs 2 nights / 2 unique & different shows with unexpected surprises. Jonathan Edwards—special guest. Presented by Outpost in the Burbs, Inc. 8pm. Also May 15, 7pm. Maurice Levin Theater at JCC, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-744-6560.

The Jane Stuart Jazz Quartet: A Tribute to Billie Holiday Billie Holiday is an icon of jazz who has influenced jazz singers and musicians to this day. This new program by Nutley’s own Jane Stuart features ballads, blues, and jazz songs. You will also learn about her difficult and tragic life. 2pm. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. 973-667-0405. www.nutleypubliclibrary .org/graphicnovelclub

“The Ladies Have Their Day” Choral Performance

Coro Lirico, under the musical direction of Warren Helms, will present “A Tribute to the Ladies of Opera.” The program will include well known arias and choruses from some of the most famous “Ladies” operas. 8pm. The Church of the Redeemer, 36 South St., Morristown. 973-887-6336.

Project Graduation 2nd Annual Town Wide Garage Sale The West Orange High School “Project Graduation” Committee will hold its 2nd annual town-wide garage sale to benefit Project Graduation, a special graduation night event designed to allow the graduates to celebrate together in a no drug, no alcohol party. All participating homes will be listed on the Township’s web page for garage sales. 973-477-8990.

Turtle Dance Music: Kidz Cabaret Series This interactive music and movement concert appeals to kids and families alike. Turtle Dance Music leads the audience on a humorous and animated ride with songs that span from Broadway to Rock & Roll. 1 & 3pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201227-1030.

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“Dance on the Lawn’s” Open Rehearsal The rehearsal event will showcase “Dance on the Lawn’s” 2016 “Emerging Commissioned NJ Choreographer,” Kyle Marshall, who will present a “workin-progress” followed by a question and answer session and reception. 3-5pm. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church - Assembly Hall, 73 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

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Story Pirates: Greatest Hits Story Pirates celebrates creative writing by students from coast to coast in a loud, hilarious sketch comedy musical performed by professional improvisers and musicians. Ages 5-11. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313278. (continued on page 34)

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Yass Hakoshima Movement Theatre Bows Out with “Remembrances” (A Retrospective)

An Evening with Iris DeMent

Paula Anka Performs

A late bloomer, Iris DeMent released her first album in 1992 at the age of 31, but quickly established herself as a respected songwriter in the Americana mode. Her music is a patchwork of country, folk, and gospel. 8-10:30pm. Outpost in the Burbs, Inc., 40 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-6560.

Newark Museum Legacy Gala Celebration Museums For All Director Steven Kern and the Board of Trustees of the Newark Museum invite you to join Co-Chairs Christine and Michael Gilfillan and Mary and Clifford Blanchard and Corporate Co-Chairs. Cocktails at six thirty o’clock, dinner, program and live auction at eight o’clock. Creative black tie. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6579 or 973-596-6559 for table and ticket information.

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Hailed by many as Japan’s Marcel Marceau, Hakoshima‘s work often features commissioned scores and live music as well as sculptural props, masks and costumes. Although mime and movement theatre are perceived as silent arts, Hakoshima found that such disciplines are strengthened by the inclusion of live music. 7:30pm. Westminster Arts Center, Bloomfield College, 449 Franklin St., Bloomfield. 973-783-9845.

Livingston Symphony Orchestra Concert Please join the Livingston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Anthony La Gruth for a classical concert. 7:30pm. MT Pleasant Middle School Auditorium, 11 Broadlawn Drive, Livingston. 973-980-1809.

The legendary Paul Anka performs timeless favorites and signature hits such as “You Are My Destiny,” “Lonely Boy” and “Put Your Head on My Shoulder.” 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

After a long winter, the sheep are looking forward to trading in their warm wool coat for something more lightweight and breathable. Join the skilled sheep shearer at ‘Born to Be Shorn,’ and watch the annual hand-shearing of live sheep. 11am-4pm. Cooper Gristmill, 66 Old Rt. 24, Chester Township. 908-879-5463.

You’ve Got a Friend: Music of The Brill

Join chef Eileen Maher and participate in cooking french toast, pancakes, sausage, fruit salad and fresh juice. Ages 3-7 with parent. 10am-Noon. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hillls. 973-258-4009.

Bell Bottom Ball—A Jersey Freestyle Jam 8pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St,, Montclair. 973783-9500.

Award-winning vocalists Scott Coulter and Rebecca LaChance journey back to the fabled Brill Building, the “music factory” where Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Neil Diamond and more forever changed the sound of American pop. 6 & 8:30pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Regine Velasquez-Alcasid Regine is a Filipina recording artist and actress, and is widely known for possessing an extensive vocal range. She was hailed by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry as the Philippines’ Best-Selling Artist of All Time. 7:30pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.



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Lecture and Book Signing “The Invention of Nature” by author and historian Andrea Wulf was named as one of the 10 Best Books of 2015 by the New York Times, its subject is the life and work of Alexander von Humboldt, renowned botanist and plant explorer. Eligible for 1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s. 3-4:30pm. Registration is required. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7603.

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Spend The Night with Alice Cooper Alice Cooper brings his brand of rock psycho-drama to fans both old and new. Known as the architect of shock-rock, Cooper has rattled the cages and undermined the authority of generations. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Broadway & Beyond: The Music of Gershwin Join the Guinness Curator and the Guinness Conservator for a program on George Gershwin. Immerse yourself in early 20th century Gershwin melodies as performed by the Ampico Reproducing Piano. 3-5pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Spring Street Festival Join the fun with family and friends to enjoy music, games, rides, a variety of food and more. 11am-5pm. 374 Springfield Ave., Summit. www.summit

Can all the members of a large group communicate with each other simultaneously and have a joyous time doing it? This workshop does not focus on complicated drumming patterns and it is not necessary to have had any musical training. Beginners feel as welcome as experienced drummers. 3-5pm. First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-6560.

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Fairy Extravaganza at Van Vleck House & Gardens Come celebrate the magic of fairies and the community. The fun includes building a fairy house, fairy treats, garden scavenger hunt, live music performances and crafts & games. Bring your own picnic lunch. Registration suggested. Brought to you by Girl Scout Cadette Troop 20516. Ages 5+. Noon-3pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752. (continued on page 36)

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rinity Academy will hold their final Open House event of the 2015-2016 academic year for prospective pre-k through 8th grade students and their parents on Sunday, May 22nd from 12:30-2:30pm at the Trinity Academy campus, located at 235 Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell. In honor of their 25th Anniversary Year there will also be a FREE Petting Zoo—bunnies, chicks, goats and lambs— provided by Swift Farms. The Open House events will provide an opportunity for families to gather important information about the academic curriculum and extracurricular activities, meet administration and faculty, tour the Lower and Upper School, and hear from current students and parents. “This is a helpful information session for families who are exploring school Spring Open House options for next year,” said Mary Cassels, Principal.

Sunday, May 22, 12:30-2:30pm Trinity Academy campus 235 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-226-3386, ext. 10.

To register for either of the Open House events or for more information, visit, or call 973-226-3386, ext. 10. (continued from page 35)

“The Great American Songbook & International Cabaret” Pianist and vocalist Sonny and Perley (husband and wife duo) will perform a concert featuring the music of such composers as Gershwin, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Duke Ellington and many others in their own unique style. Free. Registration required. 3pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

Kool & The Gang—50 Years of Celebrating Come see them live in their 50 Years of Celebrating Tour, which will be a great night of good music which includes, Ladies Night, Jungle Boogie, Celebration and more. 7pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

The Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes & Tonino Baliardo The Grammy-winning band behind “Bamboléo” celebrates 30-plus years of flamenco, salsa and pop fusion perfection in the party-starting spirit of the south of France. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Monday, May 16 Champian Fulton with David Williams and Ben Zweig Performs Performing an array of familiar American Songbook classics and forgotten gems from the Golden Age of Jazz, this hard-swinging, multi-generational trio is sure to make you smile and tap your foot. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Appetites for Life and “Olive That and More” Join Certified Health Coach Caryn O’Sullivan from Appetites for Life demonstrating delicious ways to use olive oil in the kitchen. Learn to prep, plan and cook while understanding the health benefits of olive oil. Enjoy snacks prepared with Olive That and More’s selection of olive oils. 7-8:30pm. 246 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair. RSVP. 973-744-7175.

Musical Theatre Conservatory Auditions! Broadway Boot Camp – July 5-23. 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. Final shows in N.J. and N.Y.C.. Ages 7-18, Beg-Adv. Pool parties too! Partial scholarships are available. Call Randy for appt: 973-868-6259.

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Let’s Get Stuffed Teens Class Join chef Diane Marino and participate in cooking inside-out spaghetti and meatballs, spinach and ricotta stuffed shells, stuffed porkchops, giant crouton stuffed antipasti, surprise stuffed cupcake. 5:308pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hillls. 973-258-4009.

Art Exhibit

Students of Lakeside Art Studio will hold an exhibition at the Art Upstairs Gallery. May 17-June 27. Students come from all walks of life, including retirees, professionals, and parents, but they all come together at Lakeside Art Studio to share their passion for art. Artists’ Reception: Saturday, May 21, 3-5pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

NCJW/Essex Lunch & Learn “A Fresh Start—Reinvention After Incarceration” Featuring former Governor James McGreevey, Director of the Jersey City Employment and Training Program. Mr. McGreevey has become a leader in helping released prisoners successfully adjust back into society, advocating for skill based educational services to enable former offenders to secure meaningful employment, enabling them to live healthy and productive lives. Registration required. Noon-2pm. Livingston Community Center, 204 Hillside Avenue, Livingston. 973-740-0588.

Wednesday, May 18 Is your Back Out of Whack? Workshop It’s not surprising that figuring out where pain is coming from in this highly intricate piece of anatomy often amounts to a good deal of guesswork. Some of the biggest causes of back pain could be from stress or soft tissue injuries. Pure Balance Center. 1425 Broad St., Clifton. 973-773-8244.

Business Owners: Beautify your storefront for spring with flowers and plantings. Montclair Blooms, formerly called May Basket, is sponsored by the Garden Club of Montclair. 11am. Winners will be recognized in the Montclair Times and all participants will be featured on the Club’s website. Judging will be held in Upper Montclair, Watchung Plaza, Walnut St., Church St./Town Centre and South. For more info: contact

Arthritis and Tendon Injury Lecture Enjoy a free educational lecture about how Stem Cells and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapies can help you heal. Specialize in non-surgical solutions for sports, spine and orthopedic injuries. 7pm. Advanced Medical Center at Cedar Knolls. 4th floor,197 Ridgedale Ave., Cedar Knolls. 973-998-8309.

Garden Tales Children will learn about gardening and nature through literature with Master Gardener and Kids Gardening Expert Denise Barth. In this class we will read a garden themed book each week and do a take home gardening project related to the story. Children will acquire basic gardening skills, taste some of the veggies growing in the garden and go on a nature hike. Grades K-2nd. 4:155:30pm. Registration required. 973744-4752 ext. 3. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. E-mail

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The Ahn Trio Plays David Bowie and Beyond Hailed as “exacting and exciting musicians” by the LA Times, the three sisters of the Ahn Trio (Lucia on the piano, Angella on the violin, and Maria on the cello) have earned a distinguished reputation for embracing 21st century classical music with their unique style and innovative collaborations. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Do some good while you enjoy your cup of joe. Community-minded women are welcome. All proceeds to benefit Cornerstone House, The Salvation Army’s Shelter. So come out for some caffeine with a conscience and good conversation. Salvation Army,13 Trinity Pl., Montclair. 973-744-3312.

Allison Pataki is an American author and journalist. Her three historical novels are “The Traitor’s Wife,” “The Accidental Empress” and the upcoming “Sisi, Empress on Her Own,” which will pick up where “The Accidental Empress” left off, completing the saga of Empress Sisi, one of history’s fascinating leading ladies. Sumptuous luncheon, greet & meet author, question & answer period, book signing. 11:30am. Invitation to private author book chat with book purchase with complimentary “Happy 1/2 Hour” wine & cheese, cake, coffee and tea served 2:303pm. Green Brook Country Club, 100 W. Greenbrook Rd., North Caldwell. 973-228-1800 x 234.

Women to Women’s Spring Networking Tea Extravaganza

Thursday, May 19 Spring Networking Tea Extravaganza Join a evening of networking with a cup a tea, delicious treats and live music. Create new business opportunities. Be inspired by guest speaker, former First Lady of New Jersey, Mary Jo Codey. Mrs. Codey is an advocate for women’s health issues, including breast cancer and post-partum depression. Presented by North Essex Chamber of Commerce. 6-8pm. Red Cross of Northers NJ, 209 Fairfield Ave., Fairfield. 973-715-2290.

Italian Americans and the Second World War

At this year’s spring tea, the speaker will be former first lady of New Jersey, Mary Jo Codey. Mrs. Codey is an advocate for women’s health issues including breast cancer and post-partem depression. Hear her personal story of strength and overcoming adversity. Traditional tea with scones, sandwiches and sweets will be served. 6-8pm. Red Cross of Northern NJ, 209 Fairfield Road, Fairfield. 973-715-2290.

This program looks at the little-known history of Italian Americans during the World War II years. Despite record numbers of enlistees, for a time Italian Americans were designated enemy aliens who were subject to curfews and other restrictions. 2pm. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

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Kidz Bop Kids: Life of the Party Tour The brand new live show sponsored by Friendly’s Ice Cream features the biggest pop songs of the year and awesome new dance moves. Birthday boys and girls will also be treated to a special surprise from The Kidz Bop Kids and Friendly’s Ice Cream. 7pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Join chef Theresa Merge and participate in cooking Insalata Di Parma with Burrata cheese, prosciutto and poached pears, fennel gratin soup, shellfish risotto, tournedos of beef with chelsea potato, raspberry souffles. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hillls. 973-258-4009.

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Come find out what Pure Balance Center has to offer for the whole family. Join a family style barbecue to get you into the summer groove. You’ll have food, music, class demo’s & plenty of information to help you make wellness a natural part of your routine. 4-8pm. Pure Balance Center,1425 Broad St., Clifton. RSVP. 973-773-8244.

Andrew Dice Clay Andrew Dice Clay is an American comedian and actor. In 1990 he became the first comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row. 8pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

Sock Monster Perform 9pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-744-9785. www.

Join Matthew in an evening of nostalgia, as he takes you through an inspiring journey, performing classic renditions of standards and numbers from his past productions—including Glee. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Saturday, May 21 Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Event At this fun and educational event discover traditions and farm responsibilities from 100 years ago, and learn about the current trends of health and wellness today. Participate in interactive activities, identify seeds, play games, and make a healthy-themed craft. 11am4pm. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township. 973-326-7645.

Family Garden Party Essex County Family Garden Party is a free community event sponsored by Essex County Parks with entertainment, crafts, face painting, booths from local organizations as well as various food trucks. A student art exhibit will be featured. 11am-3pm. Raindate May 22. Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-783-5974.

Athletes Of The Orchestra A New Jersey Symphony Orchestra family performance. The big game is on—meet all the teams of the Orchestra and cheer on your favorite. Will it be the strings, brass, woodwinds or percussion that win? “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” Olympic fanfares and classics from Mozart and Rimsky-Korsakov will make it feel like you and the kids are sitting on the third-base line with a hot dog and a soda. 2 & 3:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

New Jersey Ballet: Don Quixote This colorful remounting of Don Quixote, based on the 1900 version staged for the Bolshoi by Alexander Gorsky, is rich in Spanish color, flavor, and the humor of Cervantes’ masterpiece about an old knight, his squire, and their fanciful foray into the age of chivalry. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Annual Art on the Avenue Fine art, sculpture, photography, and fine art crafts will be displayed with entertainment on the Green (near the Caldwell Community Center). Featuring En Plein Air artists painting Wednesday - Saturday as well as showcasing a Student Art Exhibit Saturday. Local restaurants will be offering “Food to Go” for snacking while browsing. The event runs from 10am -5pm with an Awards Ceremony at 2pm. The rain date for Art on the Avenue is Sunday, May 22 from Noon - 5pm. Artists can call 973364-1124 to reserve a space. Center of Downtown Caldwell.

Essex County Computer & Electronics Recycling Day Commercial and large quantity users may not drop off items. Essex County residents must provide proof of residency. Free and open to Essex County residents. Call or visit web for a complete list of materials accepted and not accepted. 9am-3pm. 125 Fairview Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-792-960.

Bike Right-Learn to Ride Children ages 5 and older. Make learning to ride a bike easier for your child with TransOptions’ Bike Right Learn to Ride class. Bike Right Learn to Ride will teach children the safe, easy and effective way to learn to ride. Using this “balance first” method, parents help get their children rolling while the child does most of the work. 10:30am12:30pm. Meet in Garibaldi Hall, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-2288776.

Frankie Avalon Performs

Frankie Avalon is an American actor, singer, and performer teen idol. He was on U.S. TV playing his trumpet by the age of 11. Some of his hits include “Venus”, “Bobby Sox to Stockings” and “A Boy Without a Girl”. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Swingin’ Tern Contra Dances Dan Black will call the contras. The band will be Fingerplay. Beginners’ workshop at 7:30pm. No partner necessary. Please carry in clean soft-soled shoes for dancing. Listeners welcome. 8-11pm. First Presbyterian Church, Parish House, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973-2956864.

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Join chef Diane Marino and participate in cooking mac and cheese bites, monkey bread pizza, homemade ice cream sandwiches, over-night breakfast casserole, sleepover cupcakes. Ages 8-12. 10amNoon. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hillls. 973-258-4009.

The Zombies & Felix Cavalier’s Rascals The Zombies scored British and American hits in 1964 with “She’s Not There”. In the US two further singles, “Tell Her No” in 1965 and “Time of the Season”. The Rascals were an American rock band, formed in Garfield in 1965. The New Jersey act reached the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 with nine singles, including the #1s “Good Lovin’” and “Groovin’”. 8pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

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The Charlie Hunter Quartet Performs

Artist Amelia Panico shows you how to use Gelli plates to make patterns and shapes on paper or material using acrylic paints, stamps, brushes and bubble wrap. Adults. 10am-Noon. Free. Registration required. West Orange Library, 6 Mt. Pleasant Ave., W. Orange 973-736-0198.

With a career spanning 16 years and almost 20 albums, New Jersey’s own guitar-wizard Charlie Hunter consistently ups his game as an innovative writer and bandleader. He is widely considered the authority on the seven and eight - string guitar, and continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty bass parts, melodic leads and swinging rhythms. The Van Vleck House and Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973744-6560.

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

Sunday, May 22 Spring Open House Event & Petting Zoo Trinity Academy will hold their final Open House event of the 2015-2016 academic year for prospective pre-k through 8th grade students and their parents. Attendees will gather important information about the academic curriculum and extracurricular activities, meet administration and faculty, tour the Lower and Upper School, and hear from current students and parents. In honor of the 25th Anniversary Year the final Open House will feature a free Petting Zoo—bunnies, chicks, goats and lambs—provided by Swift Farms. 12:30-2:30pm. Registration required. Trinity Academy campus, 235 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-3386, ext. 10.

Kenny Rogers Performs An American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer who is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Though he has been most successful with country audiences, he has charted more than 120 hit singles across various music genres. 8pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

Curious George the Golden Meatball Musical All–You-Can-Eat Meatball Day came just once a year. On Meatball Day, George helped his friend Chef Pisghetti cook some delicious meatballs, and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd had vanished! 1 & 4pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Dress Casual

In this powerful, passionate evening of popular song, Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, takes you on a dazzling musical journey from Irving Berlin to Stephen Sondheim, from Cole Porter to Harry Chapin. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

2nd Annual Tubbs Lecture: Growing Beautiful Boxwood Boxwood is a favorite of New Jersey gardeners for many reasons. Learn why boxwood is a must for your garden from Bennett Saunders, one of America’s leading boxwood authorities. Following the presentation, enjoy a tour. Eligible for 2.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s. 1-3pm. Preregistration is required. Willowwood Arboretum., 300 Longview Rd., Chester Township. 973-3267601.

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New Jersey Ballet: Cinderella The classic fairy tale comes to life with lavish sets and costumes, performed with New Jersey Ballet’s original “storyteller” narration so little children can follow the story. Ages 4+. 1:30 & 4:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-5398008.

Justin Hayward: The Voice of the Moody Blues Known principally as the vocalist, lead guitarist and composer of English rock band The Moody Blues, his is a talent that helped soundtrack more than a generation and created a legacy that remains undimmed. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

“Poetry Reading and Book Launch Party” Award-winning poets Gail Fishman Gerwin and Diane Lockward (Poet laureate of West Caldwell) will read selections from their new poetry anthologies. Free. Registration required. 2pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

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Hispanic Youth Showcase

Writing and Intuition Learn to contact, listen to, act on and connect with your inner wisdom and allow it to become a valuable guiding force to experience a more meaningful life. This gathering, lead by Sue Waldman, will include writing exercises to help develop awareness, guided imagery to relax, and enlightening discussion. 8-9:30pm. Advanced Registration required. Call for venue. 973-857-4357 (HELP).

Thursday, May 26 Night Moves Take a guided tour to meet the creatures of the night. Bring a flashlight for the full effect! General public. Preregistration is required. 7-7:30pm. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800 x221.

Friday, May 27 Dodge Poetry at NJPAC: Oigo Cantar a América: Latina/o Poets An exciting evening of poetry and music with a chorus of Latina/o poets accompanied by Bobby Sanabria and Quarteto Aché, presented as part of Dodge Poetry at NJPAC. 8pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

See the stars of tomorrow shine in this unique, multidisciplinary showcase featuring many of New Jersey’s finest young Hispanic dancers, musicians and singers. 7pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 973297-5828.

Dinner on the Patio Cooking Class Join chef Suzanne Lowery and participate in grilling and cooking leek, onion and goat cheese tartlets, grilled apricot lamb chops, red onion broccoli salad with mustard vinaigrette, parisian potatoes with gruyere and parmesan, lemon, cheesecakes with strawberry sauce. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hillls. 973-258-4009.

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make community matter You can gather with your community to take pride in and celebrate being Jewish. Through Federation, there is a wide choice of cultural programs and activities. Bake challahs for our food pantries, attend a Jewish film, celebrate Israel, explore Jewish history, and more. This workshop, with teacher Joy Yagid local professional photographer, will cover lighting, composition and proper handling of the camera. Learn to edit images; backup & printing solutions; and to ‘see’ without the camera by learning to be present in the moment. Download Snapseed app prior to class. . 10am-Noon. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-258-4026.

Monday, May 23 2016 Culinary Adventure Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month by attending a Special Evening of delicious food and wine tastings. 6pm. The Venetian, 546 River Rd., Garfield.

28th Annual Museum Golf Outing Enjoy a day of fun on a terrific course. After the tournament, guests will enjoy cocktails and dinner. The evening includes prizes, auctions, a 50/50 raffle, and much more. Don’t golf? Enjoy a wonderful dinner and the after party in support of the Museum. Morris County Golf Club, 36 Punch Bowl Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3721.

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he Montclair Township Animal Shelter (MTAS) had to temporarily shutter its doors because of the severe damage the building sustained from April 3rd’s fire in the rear portion of the structure. Thanks to the tremendous efforts of staff, volunteers and neighbors, all 30 dogs and 41 cats were safely moved from the shelter and are currently fostered with local shelters and volunteers.. While the dogs and cats have been relocated to foster homes and other shelters, the Montclair Animal Shelter still needs to help with their care and it can’t get to any of its supplies. The Friends of the Montclair Township Animal Shelter (FOMTAS) has started an online fundraiser to cover short-term repairs that can get animals and staff back into its building and then a more extensive remodeling of the aged building. The campaign’s goal is $225,000. FOMTAS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation so all donations are tax deductible. To make a donation, please visit (continued from page 45)

Todd Rundgren Performs Progressive rock’s groundbreaking songwriter, video pioneer and producer performs his greatest songs. Fee Waybill, is the opener. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-2975828.

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Cabaret stars Carole J. Bufford and Marissa Mulder, accompanied by award-winning jazz pianist and composer Billy Stritch, performgreat songs written for Frank Sinatra’s three decades as a Hollywood headliner. 7:30pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

The bestselling author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand returns with The Summer Before the War, a breathtaking novel of love on the eve of World War I that reaches far beyond the small English town in which it is set. Sumptuous luncheon, greet & meet author, author presentation, question and answer period. 11:30am. Private author book chat with purchased book includes complimentary “Happy 1/2 Hour” with wine, cheese, cake, coffee and tea. 2:30-3pm Green Brook Country Club, 100 W Greenbrook Road, North Caldwell. To make reservations call 973-228-1800 ext. 234

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Bottle of Bread will perform a special tribute to Bob Dylan & The Band. 9pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-744-9785.

Monday, May 30 Musical Theatre Conservatory Auditions! Broadway Boot Camp—July 5th-July 23rd. Exciting classes will be offered in singing, dancing, comedy, T.V./ acting, makeup, hip hop, stage combat, audition/college prep. and more. Meet Agents and study with guest artists from TV, film & B’way. Final shows in NJ and NYC. Ages 7-18, Beg-Adv. Pool parties too! Partial scholarships available. Call Randy for appt: 973-868-6259.




The Glorious Garden Tour Welcome spring with an insider’s look at six private gardens in Chatham and Harding Township. The tour, which benefits Senior Services of the Chathams, boasts some impressive professionally landscaped properties, as well as a few gardens designed and curated by the homeowners themselves. The weekend festivities kick off with a fabulous cocktail party at a beautiful Chatham Township home on Friday, June 3rd from 6:30 to 9pm, followed by the tour on Saturday, June 4th from 10am to 3pm. 973-6354565.

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How Do I Clean…? Local Cleaning Expert Shares Her Wisdom in New Book By Vanice Gage Donegan, photo by Dan Epstein


t first, it might appear that Ruth Bollo’s passion is cleaning. Yes, she has operated a successful cleaning service for 30 years. Yes, she also has a cleaning consulting business, Clean It Right. Yes, she finds cleaning both enjoyable and therapeutic. All that being true, however, Bollo’s real passion lies with helping people. She loves to share her battle-tested knowledge about cleaning with others. For example, Bollo’s local adult school cleaning classes start with a lecture that soon morphs into a problem-solving session with students. She listens to them describe the ink stains on their sofas and mildew on their siding. Taking notes, she researches solutions

after class and gives personalized advice. Sometimes Bollo even calls to follow-up on how things worked out. Driven by her need to reach even a larger audience, last year Bollo decided to write a book that distills her years of cleaning experience. And so “Clean It Right, The Proper Art of Cleaning” was conceived. Bollo soon learned that writing and polishing her guide is as challenging as getting motor oil out of silk. Working with a local designer and editor, Ruth spent most of 2015 writing, proofreading, rewriting and proofreading again. By December, she finally held her labor of love in her hands.

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Raised in a family of steamfitters, including her father, Brooklyn-based artist Dannielle Tegeder is fascinated by architecture, urbanism, and engineering, which inspire her abstract drawings, paintings, installations, and animations. The Laurie Art Staircase installation will comprise wall drawings and sculptural elements, and will explore how that space, with its vast glass wall facing onto both the Museum grounds and the distant Manhattan skyline, melds together the inside and outside of the Museum building. Intended to be viewed as much from the exterior as from the interior, the installation will reference MAM’s architecture, as well as its engineering systems, such as HVAC, wiring, and plumbing, hidden behind its walls.

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This installation will be complemented by two new video animations that Tegeder is creating for the video monitors on MAM’s grounds. Using the same abstract vocabulary as the Laurie work, these videos will further unite the Museum’s interior spaces with its surrounding landscape. This exhibition is also part of MAM’s New Directions series, the centerpiece of our contemporary art program. New Directions was founded in 2011 to engage the community with new work that is at once accessible and thought provoking. On view from June 5, 2016- July 30, 2017. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair. 973-746-5555.

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he gentle curve of the neck plays an important part in projecting a youthful appearance. According to a 2015 survey by the American Society of Dermatology, 68% of consumers are bothered by “submental fullness”—a double chin. For men and women, excessive chin fat can lead to a negative self-impression.

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As people age, the neck goes through substantial changes. Various rejuvenation techniques have been developed to address the aging neck. The FDA recently approved two therapies that target the unwanted turkey gobbler: Cryotherapy and Kybella®.

With the other therapy, Kybella® (deoxycholic acid) is injected into the fat beneath the chin and destroys the unwelcome fat cells. Side effects consist of bruising and mild swelling, but results start to appear in three weeks. Usually three or four sessions are necessary.

Cryotherapy unleashes the power of cold to freeze fat cells. Performed using CoolSculpting® technology, a small applicator called the “Mini” conforms to the neck’s shape, targeting unwanted fat cells. The

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CKO Kickboxing 36 State Rte. 10, East Hanover | 973-240-7348 Fitness Kickboxing is the number one fat-burning, cardio exercise, with up to 1,200 calories burned during a one-hour class.The fun and engaging group fitness classes keep the punches and kicks basic to focus on the fitness aspect of your workout. Since their kickboxing classes are for both beginner and advanced levels, each member can work out at their own pace.


Dr. Derrick Wallace Ear Nose & Throat Solutions of NJ 187 Washington Street, Ste 2-I Nutley 290 Ferry Stret, Ste A-4, Newark 973-235-0090 Dr. Wallace is a board certified otolaryngolist specializing in the treatment of diseases of the ear, nose and throat including the thyroid, sinuses,nasual breathing problems, hoarseness, sleep apnea and hearing related disorders.

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The Silverstrom Group 580 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston 973-992-3990 The Silverstrom Group is a full-service dental practice with all specialists under one roof and a state-of-the-art laboratory that custom crafts crowns and veneers in an hour. Drs. David and Gary Silverstrom lead a team of professionals devoted to the comfort and safety of patients from toddlers to adults. Their numerous awards are a testament to their commitment to providing five-star service.

Sparkles Dentistry for Children 76 Bellevue Ave., Montclair 973-744-3127 Dr. Natasha Mathias has been practicing pediatric dentistry at Sparkles for 10 years, where the motto is, “You can’t leave without a smile.” At Sparkles, they find fun and innovative ways to manage parental and patient anxiety with individual TV screens, laughing gas, and inventive behavior modification techniques. Sparkles has an anesthesiologist on staff, offering in-office sedation and our orthodontist offers early intervention orthodontic services. Keep smiling!

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Opticians/Eye Care Block & Zuckerman 796 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ 973-736-7647 Block & Zuckerman Opticians has served the community for over 60 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. Their inventory consists of the most affordable to the most exclusive. They look forward to seeing you soon.


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A New Standout in Montclair Turtle + The Wolf: Montclair All the Way to Its Name

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new restaurant is making its mark on Montclair’s discerning palate in a big way, with home-grown flair. Turtle + The Wolf (T+W) is owned by Montclair native Chef Lauren Hirschberg and his childhood friend Matt Trevenen. The eatery’s menu emphasizes fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced locally whenever possible. The walls are filled with original works by area artist Tom Nussbaum, which are available for purchase. Even the name is indigenous, representing clans of the Lenape Indians who used to inhabit Montclair. T+W boasts a New York City feel with its open kitchen, inviting décor and great service. Chef Lauren’s talents honed in famed Tom Colicchio’s NYC restaurants are on full display as each Contemporary American dish showcases his creativity and imagination, all beautifully presented. For starters, try the deviled eggs with paprika and chives ($3). Not your picnic fare, these are slightly spicy and deliciously smooth. For a more advanced taste, order the pecorino arancini with spicy tomato sauce ($6), crunchy fried balls filled with creamy risotto goodness. 58

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In the mood for a salad? T+W has you covered with its burrata salad, featuring julienned endive, thinly sliced gala apple and walnuts ($15). Saba—a fruity, slightly acidic syrup taken from the first press of grapes— perfectly compliments the delightful cheese. Another excellent choice is the roasted beet salad with cara cara orange sections, ricotta salada and pistachios ($12). When it is time for the main course, the ricotta agnolotti ($21) is a pleasure. These fresh pasta pillows containing creamy ricotta are topped with the very creative pesto made not from the standard basil, but rather stinging nettles. The Atlantic halibut ($34), perfectly seasoned and seared, is a succulent delight while the tender braised beef brisket ($27) is equally delicious. Save room for dessert! The maple pot de crème ($8) is a sweet, amazing piece of heaven that puts an exclamation mark to the end of an exquisite meal. Zeppoles ($7), served over a pineapple puree, are light and airy treats. T+W is a standout addition to the Montclair dining scene, destined for lengthy reservation wait lists. Sample the standout fare today.

Turtle + The Wolf 622 Valley Road, Upper Montclair | 973-783-9800 Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday, 5-10pm; Friday-Saturday 5-10:30pm; Sunday, 5-9:30pm Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 9:30am–2pm Reservations not accepted for brunch, but recommended for dinner and required for groups larger than four. BYO.

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kitchen closes. The lounge offers the perfect atmosphere for everything from a working lunch to a great night out.

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tail in the handsome bar, LuNello works to create the ultimate experience. MCC, $EXP, LP


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

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


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

La Taverna Lounge & Bar 234 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell • 973-226-8889 Serving a wide selection of wine, cocktails and beer along with food from their bar menu daily until the

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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 cock-

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.

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

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

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 and the dining room is reminiscent of an Italian courtyard. The dining room features a stone deck wood-burning oven and children can shape and decorate their own pizza. Pasta Night is featured on Tuesdays with pasta dishes and bottles of wines offered at half price.

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LITTLE FALLS 381 Main Bar & Grill 381 Main Street, Little Falls, 973-785-3815 381 Main Bar & Grill is a unique sports bar with a full menu, a brick pizza oven, an extensive beer and liquor menu, and weekly events and entertainment.Stop by and enjoy our outdoor patio on the warmer days, and take advantage of our warm and inviting atmosphere inside on the colder days.

Aquila Pizza al Forno 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 (continued on page 62)

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Rare, The Steakhouse

Boon Thai Kitchen

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

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

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

113 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-740-0016 Owners Jimmy and Benny take pride in using only the freshest ingredients in the preparation of innovative Italian cuisine. Combining the finest Old World recipes with nouvelle cooking techniques results in a cuisine that is fresh and exciting. The setting looks and feels like a home away from home with its beautifully appointed, yet still intimate dining room. Party available. LP, MCC, RR, $IN-$MOD, BYO

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Thai Kitchen 21 E Northfield Road, Livingston 973-994-7383 Open Wed-Mon for lunch & dinner 62

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

Fresh, Healthy & Authentic

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

Look for our New Location in Wyckoff!

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

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

Strip House 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.


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

Make your next dinner an experience worth remembering.

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

Thavma Mediterranean Grill 6230 Town Center Way, 2nd Fl., Livingston 973-992-8999 • www. 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 (continued on page 64)

À LA CARTE DINING & FINE BRUNCH, LUNCH & LOBSTER DINNER BUFFETS 111 Prospect Avenue | West Orange, NJ 07052 | 973-731-2360 May 2016 63

Restaurant GUIDE

Reserve Now – Mother’s Day Brunch 9-2pm • Special Menu

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

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

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

Reserve Now for Mother’s Day!

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

SINCE 1996



Fin Raw Bar and Kitchen

“Casual Italian Dining” OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK

B BYO Lunch: Tue-Fri 11:30am-3pm Dinner: Tue-Sat 4pm-10pm, Sun: 3pm-9pm

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



183 Glenridge Ave, Montclair 973-744-0068 Fin serves a full menu of fresh, seasonal and sustainable fish and seafood, including an extensive raw bar. Meat lovers have menu choices, too. Now featuring full bar service, but BYO is still accommodated.BYO, OD, RR, SP, MCC, $EXP

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

Spice II


- Zagat Survey

399 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair • 973-509-2100 • 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 WednesdayMonday. BYO, LP, $MOD

Celebrate Spring with Mark & Julie’s Ice Cream GOLD WINNER











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Home of the Best Coffee Ice Cream • 56 Fabulous Flavors

476 Pleasant Valley Way West Orange • 973-731-6011


With this coupon only. Limit 1 per visit. May not be combined with any other offer. Exp. 5/31/16.


Offering sustainable and seasonal quality fish & seafood. Different selections of oysters from many regions.

Tiny Elephant


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



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

Handcrafted, fresh & natural Italian gourmet foods, products & services

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

Italian Market

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 (continued on page 66)

Make Your Mother’s Day Reservations Now

“Excellent” -ZAGAT Review

Brunch, 11am-2:30pm, $32 per person


Full dinner menu after 3pm


11 S. Fullerton Avenue • Montclair 973-746-6778 • WWW.PALAZZONJ.COM Parking garage located across street

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

Chef Tony Grande & his family that brought you Il Capriccio wish you buon appetito! Visit our website to view our menu 110 Route 10, East Hanover 973-884-8600 Open Monday through Saturday 9am-6pm, Closed Sundays Find us on facebook Flying Meatballs Market and Instagram May 2016 65

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

Full Selection of Asian Food

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

Live and Fresh Seafood Huge Selection for Vegetarian Visit Our Famous Chinese BBQ, Prepared Foods & Homemade Bakery

Turtle + The Wolf



ANY PURCHASE OF $30 OR MORE 200 State Rt. 10 West • East Hanover

Valid for in-store use only. Present this coupon at the time of purchase. not valid with other offers. one coupon per visit. Expires 5/31/16.



ANY PURCHASE OF $60 OR MORE 200 State Rt. 10 West • East Hanover

Valid for in-store use only. Present this coupon at the time of purchase. not valid with other offers. one coupon per visit. Expires 5/31/16.

Miso Paste

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

Upstairs Restaurant & Bar

Fortune Cookies Mochi Ice Cream

Sushi Ingredients

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Asian Teas

Tamarind Paste

608 Valley Rd, Upper Montclair • 973-744-4144 • A restaurant offering modern American cuisine, a full bar, and an extensive liquor and wine list.

VERONA The Thai Elephant 18 Grove Ave, Verona • 973-559-3033 • Serving fresh and authentic Thai food.

Dried Shiitake Mushrooms

Join us for our

Cinco de Mayo

Verona Inn



Monday, May 2nd – Saturday, May 7th Including: Chicken Quesadillas, Taco Salad, Beer Battered Fish Tacos, Super Burrito, Chimichurri Steak Platter & More!


624 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona • 973-239-0544 • Simply the best in bistro and pub fare including a selection of specialty burgers, tacos and potatoes (tots and fries) as well as more than 40 craft beers. Check the website for details of their daily specials—Football Sundays, Double Happy Hour & Kids Night on Monday, Monster Mug and Taco Night on Tuesdays, Half-Off Craft Beer on Wednesdays, Ladies Night on Thursday, Really Happy Fridays and Supersize Saturdays—to name a few. Their Facebook page will showcase what sports are being shown on their big screens. $IN-$MOD, ENT, SP

NOW SERVING ALL YOUR FAVORITES! 395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell • (973) 226-9812

Thank You for Voting for Us!

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Highlawn Pavilion

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

BYO: Bring your own ENT: Entertainment as noted H: Handicapped accessible OD: Outdoor dining (in season) NR: No reservations accepted

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

The Essex House

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

The Manor

D: Delivery available Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

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

SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar 111 Prospect Ave, West Orange • 973-731-2360 The Manor combines distinctive gourmet cuisine, superior service and a fabulous environment both inside and out to provide an exceptional experience for your special event or simply dinner with friends or family. H, RR, VP, MCC, $EXP,

TuRtLe + ThE WoLf SeAsOnAl InGrEdIeNtS PrEpArEd WiTh CaRe AnD PrEcIsIoN

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.

Cinco De Mayo


Mother’s Day SUNDAY, MAY 8TH

May 5 & 6, Fiesta all day long with music, Bring Mom to Señorita’s on contests, margarita and tequila specials, Mother’s Day and she will get a burgers & hot dogs on the grill, and FREE dessert with the purchase all of your favorite traditional of an entrée. It’s one sweet deal Mexican food! for a perfect Mother’s Day meal!



SaTuRdAy & SuNdAy 9:30Am – 2Pm

Taco Eating Contest on Thursday! DJ Rich both days at 5pm! Bike raffle!

Take Out & Delivery Available

Fun for the Whole Family!

Authentic Mexican Cuisine

QuAlItY EaTs

622 VaLlEy RoAd, UpPeR MoNtClAiR, Nj 07043 973-783-9800 TuRtLeAnDtHeWoLf.CoM


285 Glenwood Avenue, Bloomfield

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It’s all about “La Famiglia!”– classic homestyle Italian cuisine. Open daily for lunch, dinner & takeout. On & off premise catering available. 327 Springfield Av, Summit | 908-522-9088 ENRICHMENT




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

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

165 Passaic Ave, Fairfield | 800-680-6872

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




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

Specializing in a low-force, slow-motion strength training method called Slow Burn that will improve your strength, flexibility and endurance—without traditional aerobics or stretching.

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

25 Watchung Plaza, Montclair | 973-233-1013 HOME IMPROVEMENT



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.

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

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

973-762-6333 | HOME RENOVATIONS




Aquila Pizza al Forno offers Neapolitan style pizza prepared with house made mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil and sea salt cooked to order in a wood-fired stove.

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

7a Paterson Ave, Little Falls | 973-256-0050

214 Montgomery St, Bloomfield | 973-748-1020




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

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

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

Montclair | 973-783-5788






More than just meatballs…they offer handcrafted Italian gourmet meals, freshly baked goods and imported products, plus catering and & cooking demonstrations with Chef Tony Grande of Il Capriccio.

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

110 Route 10, East Hanover | 973-884-8600

800-545-1020 |

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Joseph’s Limousine Service People Movers Since 1990 1-800-321-JOES



An authorized dealer for Carrier heating and cooling units, Mitsubishi ductless cooling and heating systems, Crown Boilers and residential sales, installation and repairs of Generac Elite standby generators. 127 Paterson Ave, Little Falls | 973-237-0505

SUPREME ENERGY, INC. 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. 1-800-832-7090 | Get Special INTERIOR DESIGN

RICHARD BAILEY INTERIORS Creating residential interiors that interpret each client’s unique vision with sophisticated design aesthetic, attention to detail and exceptional quality. Glen Ridge | 973-429-2106

Prom Packages & Wedding Specials Book Early & Save!

24 Hour Service via Cell: 973-464-8498 Email Us for Reservations:

Corporate Service Available 24/7 Check out our new website, featuring online reservations!

MÉLI MÉLO HOME Méli Mélo (“a little bit of this and a little bit of that”) is a perfect name for a store that carries a mix of beautiful objects that reflect today’s relaxed life style with a sense of luxury and comfort. 82 Main Street, Chatham | 973-635-0788 OLIVE OIL


LIFESTYLE PORTRAITS Book your session now to secure the date of your choice!

Small batch, artisanal olive oil. Oil from our family’s olive groves in Greece. Imported to New Jersey. On sale online and at local Farmer’s Markets. PHYSICAL THERAPY

A T.E.A.M. APPROACH PHYSICAL THERAPY CENTER Dr. Robert Ruffalo, PT, DC, CCSP has over 25 years experience getting his patients out of pain and active again. Dr. Ruffalo also specializes in chronic and difficult cases. 265 Broad Street, Bloomfield | 973-429-3001

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Diamond MINDS

Those Who Desire Nothing—

Possess Everything


hat does that saying really mean? It’s been a saying that I remember from my past experience in the martial arts and the research of martial arts masters. Does that mean I don’t desire nice things? That I don’t want success? That I don’t reach out and grab opportunities or set goals? Not really. I still do. But when so many of the martial arts masters from the past talked about this “effortless effort” and “detachment” it intrigued me.

“Take no thought of who is right or wrong, or who is better than. Be not for or against.” —Bruce Lee

There is a fine line between the study of Zen and what we call achievement and success. To achieve something great you need to have a hunger, desire, tenacity and go after it with all your might. But that’s contradictory to what Zen emphasizes. The dictionary definition of Zen: An approach to an activity, skill, or subject that emphasizes simplicity and intuition rather than conventional thinking or fixation on goals. Does achievement without effort mean you don’t work hard? Not at all. It’s actually a detachment from the desire of caring too much about winning or caring too much about not winning. —And that’s where it gets difficult to put your arms around. It is pure action with body and mind as one. Too much caring and desire for winning will get in the way of the performance.

There is a saying I have talked about in past columns, called Mushin, which means “no mind” or action without thinking. Yogi Berra said it best, “How can anybody hit and think at the same time”. Actions are pure and come naturally without thought. But the real key is detachment. Not to think and just do. Your body and mind are together and there are no thoughts disrupting the action. Because when you do not care you can be at ease. One of my favorite books on this subject is “Zen in the Martial Arts,” by Joe Hyams. He tells a story about when he was training with his sensei who told him to hit a baseball mitt that was kept perfectly still. As soon as Joe got ready to punch he tensed up and his sensei was aware of his intention and he moved the mitt before Joe could strike it. “Relax,” he said. “Stop straining. The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.” As soon as Joe relaxed his body and mind, he hit the target. His sensei told him, “You stopped caring whether you hit the mitt or not. It is the caring or desire which stands in the way of effortless effort. You must stop caring about doing it and just do it— effortlessly and naturally as snow falls from the tree or water bubbles up from the spring.”

“When you learn not to want things so badly, life comes to you.”

—Jessica Lange American actress

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“This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the variety of services available, and the important role and impact that Essex County has on the community and our quality of life. Having our Open House at Turtle Back Zoo enables us to showecase the many exciting exhibits and attractions that have made our Zoo a destination attraction. I look forward to seeing you at our 14th Annual Open House.” – JOSEPH N. DIVINCENZO, JR.

Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders invite you to attend the


14th Annual Essex County Open House

Saturday, June 4th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex Essex County Turtle Back Zoo 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ For information, call 973-621-4400 • Enjoy Games and Family Friendly Activities • Learn about Essex County Programs & Services • Treetop Adventure (fees apply) • Paddle Boating (fees apply) • Ride the Carousel ($2 per ride) • Play on our miniGOLF Safari ($8 children/$10 adults) • Ride the Ponies ($2 per ride) • Travel through the woods on our Miniature Train (Free) • Walk through the Outback Adventure and Aviary ($2 per feedstick – weather permitting) • Visit our Natural Habitat Exhibits featuring Giraffes, Sea Lions, sharks, Jaguars, Komodo Dragon, Gibbons Apes, Jaguars, Black Bears, Penguins, Otters, Alligators, Eagles, Cougars and the Reptile House

Putting Essex County First Advertisement supported with a grant from the Zoological Society of New Jersey. Not printed at taxpayers’ expense.

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