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By Warren Westura

If You Could Invent Anything What Would It Be?

JUNE 2015

VOL. 23 NO. 5





Something for calming people down and making peace.

I would invent something so that the whole country could run on grey water. It’s a hope.

—Vincent Monteleone, West Caldwell

—Alison Hitchcoff, Montville (Visiting Caldwell)







—Estelle Carbone, Caldwell

—Cicera Lopez, Newark



Something that would correct stupidity!

It would be a cure for cancer.






I would invent more nice people to be in this world!

Something to help people with addiction quickly.

—Valerie Cosme, Caldwell

—Marisa Bergman, Caldwell

What I would do is help poor people get better food in their neighborhoods— fruits and vegetables.

I would invent a time machine. I would fix all the problems. —Jim Bonardi, Livingston

—Mike Curran, Belleville

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Best of Essex 2015


Nominate Your Favorites!


Inside Essex Exciting News and Happenings in the Area

At Your Service


Carolan Contractors: Top Quality Workmanship and Products


Local Continuing Education Directory

Bon Appétit


Foddies Rejoice at Cielo


Restaurant Guide


Diamond Minds Competition on the Race Track


Calendar of Events


Tips to Keep Kids Learning & Prevent “Summer Slump”


Health, Beauty Fitness 41 The Wax Den: Offering Guests Smooth Skin in Style & Comfort 42 About Face: A Look at Trends in Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures 52 Preventive Care Key to Fighting Skin Cancer Cover: Verona Park, Verona Photo by: Meghann Johnson


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READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS Let the nominations begin! Again, we invite you to participate in the Seventh 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 on, type in the category and business you want to nominate. We’ve added eight 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 85 local businesses.

Best of Essex 2015 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


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INSIDE ESSEX Extend Your Outdoor Living Space


ouldn’t it be nice to come home to an outdoor space that lets you enjoy your own backyard? Window Works, located at 38 East Northfield Avenue in Livingston, can help you with all of your awning needs. “We designed a beautiful 660 square foot Durasol A Frame free standing awning giving our clients the ability to use their backyard everyday, rain or shine,” explains Vince Nigara, co-owner of Window Works. Durasol patio awnings are made from rust-proof aluminum framework, can be both stationary and retractable, and can be engineered to withstand snow for year-round use for both residential and commercial projects. Matching with your exterior is easy—in addition to standard colors the framework can be powder-coated any color and there are hundreds of fabrics to choose for the canopy. Under the awning, the temperature is up to 20 degrees cooler and it protects from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Drop shades, manual or motorized, can be installed along the sides for added sun protection. As the summer begins, Window Works is the perfect place for awnings that provide shade, privacy and weather protection. Vince’s wife and business partner, LuAnn adds, “We are proud of our many projects during our 32 years in business and are grateful for our many loyal customers.” For more information call 973-535-5860 or visit


harron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts (SMAPA) presents the talented dancers of The Performance Workshop Ensemble (PWE), and The Junior Performance Workshop Ensemble (JPWE) on Sunday, June 14th at 3pm. This event marks SMAPA’s 20th year as a nonprofit arts education organization serving Montclair and neighboring communities, and celebrates founder/director, Sharron Miller’s 20th year at the helm of the institution. All proceeds from this concert will benefit Scholarship Funds which serve hundreds of children each year. The event will take place at Montclair Kimberley Academy located at 201 Valley Road in Montclair. Tickets are $25 General Admission; $15 children (3-17) and senior citizens for Performance and Reception. Tickets can be purchased (charge, check or cash) at SMAPA, online or at the door. For additional information call 973-655-9819 or visit This is a family-oriented performance.

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ou no longer need to share licks of your ice cream cone with your dog. Your dog can enjoy their own treat to beat the heat that’s actually good for them. This summer, Montclair Feed & Pet Supply, who recently relocated to 204 Bellevue Avenue in Upper Montclair (the former Carvel site), is dishing up their own ice cream—for dogs.

he Aurora DeJuliis, MD European Medi-Spa, located in the heart of Montclair, is proud to announce the arrival of CoolSculpting® to its line of body contouring and fat reduction technologies. CoolSculpting® is a revolutionary FDA approved technology, which delivers precise controlled cooling, gently and effectively to fat cells underneath the skin in the areas such as the chin, arms, thighs, stomach and flanks. Its popularity stems from the elimation of fat cells while leaving the skin unaffected. This procedure is quick, effective and non-‐invasive.

The ice cream is made from whole milk, and is lactose free. It contains only five ingredients, so there will be no upset tummies or digestive interruptions. Your pup can choose their favorite flavor—Vanilla, Peanut Butter, Maple Bacon and Carob. The ice cream is available frozen or your can purchase a mix that can be made at home.

The CoolSculpting® system joins our Venus Legacy® and Venus Freeze® line of body contouring. They are a perfect complement to any CoolSculpting® procedure because of their unsurpassed ability to tone, shape and tighten any loose skin. These procedures are performed in our private, comfortable and state-of-the-art medi-spa.


Montclair Feed has been in business in Montclair for more than 20 years and they are a six time Best of Essex Readers’ Choice Award winner. Their new place on Bellevue Avenue has self-wash pet stations. Stop by with your dog for an “ice cream sandwich.” Joel, Joan, Tina, Alex and Bertha the cat are all eager to greet you. Home delivery of pet supplies is available by calling 973-746-4799. 10

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Dr. DeJuliis is an anti-aging medical specialist trained in Paris and Rome in the latest technologies in skin rejuvenation, lasers, facial fillers, wrinkle reductions and body sculpting. Dr. DeJuliis uses her sense of beauty together with her artistic eye to make her patients look rejuvenated and poised. For more information, please visit our website at or call 973.338.6300. We are located at 8 Hillside Avenue, Suite 102, Montclair, NJ 07042.

Fun Family Fundraiser


he first annual Mini Golf Classic will tee off on Saturday, June 20th at the Essex County miniGOLF Safari at South Mountain Reservation in West Orange. This familyfriendly event is a fundraiser in support of The Turtle Back Zoo Educational Center. The tournament will be open to adult and child teams with awards given for best scores and performances. Many of the zoo animals will be on hand to cheer on the teams. Start times are at 11:30am, 1pm and 3pm. Registration is 30 minutes prior. The event includes a family barbeque from 11am-5pm with live music and raffles. Non-golfers will find other fun contests to compete in. Sports stars and celebrities with close ties to New Jersey are expected to lend their support and cheer on competitors. The Mini Golf Classic is being sponsored by Essex County Executive, Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Zoological Society of New Jersey. The Zoo Education Center expands the educational programming and outreach at of one of New Jersey’s top attractions. Find out more at www.turtlebackzoo. com/mini-golfclassic.

Announcing the Winner of the Most Wanted Specialty Burger in Essex County


uring the month of April, Suburban Essex Magazine readers voted in the Most Wanted Specialty Burger contest. There were ten burgers nominated and the contest had a fantastic voting response.

The first place burger winner was awarded to Stuffed Grassfed Burgers with their Bacon Jam Burger. The burger is a juicy, grassfed burger stuffed with Havarti cheese and topped with bacon jam, arugula and garlic aioli. In its first year of business, Stuffed certainly has made a mark in the area’s burger scene with its casual atmosphere and high quality and flavorful burgers. Cloverleaf Tavern won second place with their Fifty-Fifty Burger, and third place went to Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant, for their Antegator Burger. Congratulations to all the winners, and be sure to vote in the upcoming Suburban Essex Readers’ Choice Awards Best of Essex, beginning July 1st. Stuffed Grassfed Burgers is located at 150 Valley Road in Montclair. To view other delicious burger choices visit Cloverleaf Tavern is located in Caldwell and Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant is located in South Orange.



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Yoga at Van Vleck

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Taking inspiration from the magnificent natural beauty around you, flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. This class welcomes all levels. Bring your own mat. Mondays 9:3010:45am. Runs thru June 15. Registration required. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752. E-mail

Ongoing program that provides clients with a confidential consultation with a professional to determine how best to approach a legal concern. Appointments are scheduled in advance. Call for dates. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

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2015 Bloom Season The Citizens Committee of the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens welcomes you to the 88th season presenting the ‘Rainbow on the Hill,’ the spectacular display of bearded iris in Upper Montclair. Runs thru June 5. Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-783-5974.

ASL for Teens Is your child interested in sign language? Now registering for summer session. Ages 12 and up. Certified, dynamic teacher works with kids in a small group setting. Interactive, effective and fun. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843. Email

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JCC Metrowest Announces 16th Annual Gaelen Juried Art Show & Sale This year 88 works by 56 artists will be featured in the following media: Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, and Sculpture. Sponsored by Audrey & Norbert Gaelen of West Orange. Runs thru June, 28. Gaelen Gallery West of the Lautenberg Family Center, Aidekman Campus, 901 Route 10 East, Whippany. 973-530-3413.

Studio Montclair Exhibit

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

”Water/Color” Exhibit is an exploration of water using color to direct the viewers’ experience of the artwork. “Altered Images: Creativity Beyond the Lens” Exhibit gives the viewer an opportunity to see altered images side-by-side with the original images before changes were made. Runs thru August 14. Academy Square Galleries, 33 Plymouth Street (at Trinity Place), Montclair. 973 744 1818

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Computer Classes For Women

Art by Vi Shipley throughout June’ the display case will feature children’s artwork for Art on the Avenue for the first half of June and photos by Ruth Hagar for the second half of June. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

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

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Summit Annual School Supplies Drive

Simply Splendid Summer Cooking Class

For the seventh year Christ Child Society of Summit and Bridges Outreach are working together to collect next year’s school supplies for the children in need in the Summit Public Schools. There will be collection bins June 1-5 by the main offices at all Summit Public Schools, at the entrances to St. Teresa’s Church and Memorial Hall, and at 36 Woodleand Ave., Summit. or June programs are: Buying or Leasing a Car; Using Memory Imagery for Distress; Buying and Selling Online for Beginners Using eBay & other Websites; and Having Problems Going to Sleep or Sleeping Through the Night. Call for dates. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Chef Arlene Ward will demonstrate cooking this summer meal. Menu includes: southwestern cornmeal flatbread with spinach and salsa, new England lobster rolls, Claremont style slaw, grilled “barbecue” flat iron steaks, potato cakes with chives and sour cream, peach summer pudding cake. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills.

Tuesday, June 2

Tai Chi at Van Vleck

Women’s Workshops

Babies in the Library The collection includes outstanding examples of masks and figural sculpture, textiles and dress, pottery, jewelry, furniture, photography and paintings. The works range from historic artifacts to examples of contemporary artistic creativity. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark.


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Songs, language activities, and board books will be introduced during each session. Children of all abilities welcome. No registration required. Newborns-23 mos. Also June, 9 at 10:30am & 11:30am. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., 3rd floor, Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

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Tai Chi is a centuries-old internal Chinese martial art practiced in a meditative, slow, gentle and graceful sequence of movements that has been shown to enhance health, relaxation and self-cultivation. Tai Chi may be adapted to suit nearly anyone, regardless of physical condition. Tuesdays through June26. 9:30 - 10:30am. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752. E-mail

Lighten Up at CBL! “Bodies and Soul” Group Exhibit

Japanese Language & Culture for Teens If your child enjoys Japanese animation and comics and has developed an interest in the language and culture, this class is designed for them. Interactive approach, small group setting. Introduction to the basics of conversational Japanese and an introduction to the rich and ancient culture. Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843. Email

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Merle Haggard Performs At the age of 73 the veteran singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer, bandleader is still making some of the most compelling music of his long and storied career. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Mommy/Daddy Fitness Hike Human and animal images, and hybrid forms with elements of both, have been artistic subjects since the beginning of time. Works featuring these subjects, including prehistoric cave paintings and the earliest sculptural forms, have endured and continue to exert their magic and power even today. “Bodies & Soul” presented by Studio Montclair, presents the work of 22 artists who find inspiration and value in the exploration of these age-old themes. Runs thru June 28. Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

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The Pastel Society of New Jersey (PSNJ) is celebrating it’s 10 anniversary this year with a series of exhibitions and events. Two of the society exhibitions will run concurrently at Bernardsville during the month of June: the Members Show will be featured at Gallery 7 Fine Art Gallery, 5 Morristown Rd., and the Signature and Board Members Show will be featured at Gallery W, 35 Mill St., Bernardsville. Visit for more information

Learn English in a small group setting with individualized attention. Daytime and evening group options are available. Call today for scheduling details and to register. Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843. Email

Garden Discoveries –Garden Critters Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities and specimens. Each program will include a guided hike, hands-on activities and a story. Age: 3-5. 1–2pm. Registration required. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752. E-mail

Fusion Chair Yoga Interested in practicing yoga with a little more physical support? Fusion Chair Yoga adapts yoga positions and poses creatively by using a chair! You will be able to warm up your body safely and do yoga poses with more support and stability. The chair will be used for seated poses and used as support during standing movements. Suitable for all fitness levels. 9-10am, every Wednesday. Parking available on site. Contact us to reserve your spot! Contact us to reserve your spot! Also 6/10, 6/17, 6/24. Fusion Health & Wellness Center, Hillside Square, 8 Hillside Ave., Suite 207, Montclair. 973-744-2332.,

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Toddler Time Two-year-olds and the adults in their lives explore language and numbers through stories and songs. Children of all abilities welcome. Also June 10, 10:30am & 11:30am. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., 3rd floor, Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

“Ever After” Musical ”Ever After” sets the Cinderella story straight with the “true” tale of Danielle de Barbarac, budding philosopher, friend of da Vinci, a renaissance woman for all time. An enchanting love story, fantastically funny and hopelessly romantic. Runs thru June 21. Call or visit web for dates and times. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343.

Thursday, June 4 One More Chapter: Story Slam Bring your muse and write a short story, flash fiction style. We will read aloud our mini masterpieces and vote to place them in unusual categories. Everyone wins an award and will have the opportunity to accept their award with an academy awards style speech. Lead by Mackenzie Reide, a mechanical engineer, writer, and adventurer. Ages 8-13. 4pm-6pm. Registration required. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., 3rd floor, Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

NJSO—Beethoven: Fifth Symphony & “Emperor” Concerto What could be better than Beethoven’s Fifth? Two Fifths: his iconic symphony and the majestic “Emperor,” Piano Concerto No. 5. Soloist Marc-André Hamelin reigns

supreme at the keyboard. Jacques Lacombe and the Orchestra give a magnificent conclusion to a wondrous season. 7:30pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Family Storytime This program is designed for newborns through five year-olds accompanied by an adult. Share books, stories, finger-plays, rhymes, and music with your children. Enjoy a story session that encourages a love of reading and fosters the development of early literacy skills. Children of all abilities welcome. Also June 8 at 11am. Kids Place @ Bellevue Ave., Branch Library, 185 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.


Annual Juried Show This 18th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, “ViewPoints 2015,” features the work of 105 artists from all over the United States, along with artists from Japan, Canada and Norway. The opening reception and award ceremony on Saturday, June 6 from 6-9pm, is expected to welcome hundreds of art lovers, collectors, curators and artists from around the region. Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, 591 Broad St., Newark. 973-622-1600.

Mother Goose Mother Goose is an excellent way to promote literacy among our preschool-aged patrons. Picture books, flannel board stories, songs and puppets are used to build upon children’s natural enthusiasm for books and reading. Children of all abilities welcome. Ages 3-6. Also June 11, 2pm. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., 3rd floor, Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236. (continued on page 18)


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Friday, June 5 Boston in Concert

Always a huge crowd-pleaser with its high-energy stage show, Tom Scholz’s band Boston performs hits with extraordinary sound that is faithful to its studio recordings. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Billy Idol Performs Idol’s new album, “Kings & Queens of the Underground,” is instantly recognizable as classic Idol and recalls his very best work, but with a healthy dose of maturity, musical depth, and charismatic reflection. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Friday Night Flicks Presents Frozen After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa, her sprightly sister Anna teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Gates open 7pm. Rai date June 6. Essex County Kip’s Castle Park, 22 Crestmont Rd., Verona. 973-268-3500.

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Mortimer Brewster discovers that Martha and Abby Brewster, his seemingly innocent and slightly batty elderly aunts, have developed a very bad habit. They murder lonely old men who come to their door by lacing their famous wine with poison. Can Mortimer keep the secret and save his relatives, his unwitting neighbors, and his impending marriage from possible doom? Runs thru June 20. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 3:pm. Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Pl., Upper Montclair. 973-44-9752.

For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they’ll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is “Hands On A Hardbody” only one winner can drive away with the American Dream. 8pm. Inspired by true events. Runs thru June ,14. Call for dates and times. 4th Wall Theatre, Westminster Arts Center, 449 Franklin St., Bloomfield. 973-566- 9255.

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Perform 10th Anniversary Celebration benefitting The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC presents Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. They had charted hit after hit in the early ’60s and have been harmonizing right along ever since. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Junior Gardeners This class is a hands-on introduction to the joy of gardening, taught by Master Gardener and Kids Gardening Expert Denise Barth. Children will grow yummy vegetables, plant beautiful flowers, learn about composting and observe the natural world around them. Class will include a nature hike and nature journaling. Grades 3rd-5th. 4 -5:3pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair. 973-744-4752.

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Saturday, June 6

Superior Apartments Exhibit

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Saturday & Sunday June 6 & 7, 11am to 5pm

284 Beaufort Avenue, Livingston (Located Off Eisenhower Parkway Near Rt. 10)

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The Gallery at Hillside Square is pleased to present Superior Apartments an exhibition of photographs of the Bronx by Ira Wagner. He explored and photographed the Bronx for two years with a view-camera. The large format images, rich in detail, capture and present the complex layers of development that have taken place there–a virtual laboratory of urban development. Reception 6-9pm. Runs thru September 4. Hillside Square, 8 Hillside Ave., Montclair. 609-397-1882

St. Peters Church 84th Annual Street Fair Family fun with live music, pony rides, photo booth, games for all ages, Grand Prix race and bounce castle for kids. Burgers and dogs, BBQ Dinner at 6pm.Tricky Tray: win ipad, trip, even goldfish. Also June 6, 5:30-8:30pm. St. Peters Church. 271 Roseland Ave., Essex Fells. 973226-6500.

The students in Room 207 were the worst-behaved class in the whole school - even though they had the sweetest teacher of all, Miss Nelson. One day, the class gets the strictest substitute they have ever met: Miss Viola Swamp. A lighthearted musical that reminds us all to show appreciation to those that we value. Ages 6 & Up. 10am. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343.

Time Travel Travel around the world and back in time without leaving the Newark Museum. Try your hand at a game from ancient Greece or Egypt and create new ways to pass the time in the present day. Ages 3-5. 1 & 3pm. Sun, 2pm. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark.

Vintage Costume Jewelry Show The show will showcase vintage accessories with lots of color. You will find brooches, necklaces, earrings and bracelets, all made with mother of pearl, vintage shells, rhinestones, plastics and wood. 9am–1pm. Sparta Avenue Stage, 10 Sparta Ave., Sparta. 201-213-2146.

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Turtle Back Trail & Hemlock Falls A pleasant, gentle hike of about 4 miles on the Turtleback Trail (orange blazes) with an extra loop to Hemlock Falls for those who wish to extend the hike an extra half hour. Meet at: Tulip Springs South Mountain Reservation. Please arrive 15 min. before starting time. 9:30am-Noon. Hikes are sponsored by the South Mountain Conservancy. Leader: Gail Waimon, 973-4674761 (973-229-7414 on day of hike). Tulip Springs South Mountain Reservation, Brookside Drive, Maplewood

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Backyard Wildlife Habitat Workshop By providing food, water, cover and a place for animals to raise their young, you can help wildlife and may qualify to become an official Cerified Wildlife Habitat. Take a tour of the Certified Wildlife Habitat sites, the 90-foot Butterfly Exhibit at the Zoo and surrounding Recreation Complex to help inspire and excite your home projects. Bring your refillable water bottle, binoculars, cameras and sketchbooks. Ages adult and 12 and over. 2:30-4pm. Turtle Back Zoo, Education Center, 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange. 973-731-5800 ext. 236.

”A Hero’s Journey” New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

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The New Jerey Symphony Orchestra performs pieces inspired by famous heroes in Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Verdi’s Nabucco Overture and Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony. Pre-Concert Adventure begins at 1pm. Learn more about the music, participate in fun handson activities and meet musicians during this interactive time that’s perfect for the whole family. 2pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.


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Crafts, food vendors and bouncy rides for the kids. 11:30am-5:30pm. Free admissions. Roseland / Harrison Ave Fairgrounds. 973-901-0654. Danças Ocultas and New Jersey-born Nathalie Pires, the “ambassador of fado,” appear in an exhilarating evening of contemporary Portuguese music. 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

NJSO: Beethoven: Fifth Symphony & “Emperor” Concerto What could be better than Beethoven’s Fifth? Two Fifths: his iconic symphony and the majestic “Emperor,” Piano Concerto No. 5. Soloist Marc-André Hamelin reigns supreme at the keyboard. Jacques Lacombe and the Orchestra give a magnificent conclusion to a wondrous season. 8pm. Also June 7, 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Open House & Art Sale While visiting a variety of different art studios, guests will have the opportunity to talk to the artists, purchase art work, and stop by the gallery to view a compilation exhibition. Artists in residence work in a variety of disciplines, including clay, jewelry, glass blowing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and photography. Free admission. Also June 7, Noon-5pm. Essex County Riker Hill Art Park, 284 Beaufort Ave., Livingston.

“Closing for Summer Sale” 50% off many of the items in our jewelry, watch and small home décor collections. New high-end sunglasses $20 and other sunglasses for $5. 100% of the proceeds fund eyeglasses for the needy in the U.S. The Thrift Store also accepts donations of jewelry, watches and small gift items. 10am-1pm. New Eyes for the Needy’s Fabulous Finds Thrift Store, 549 Millburn Ave., Short Hills. 973-376-4903.

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A Woman About Town Learn about Montclair’s history, focusing on the late 1800s to mid1900s, a period of great growth and change. The tour shines a special spotlight on a woman’s experience during that time and typical activities and interests. A tour will also be given inside the First Congregational Church. 10:30am-Noon. Tour starts at 15 Prospect Terrace and ends at 58 South Fullerton Ave., the current Mills Social Services building.

“Adventures of Robin Hood” Production In a forest somewhere near you, a band of brothers – lean, mean, justice fighting machines – seeks to rid the land of evil and return hope to the poorly treated. Nothing is as it seems in this Sherwood Forest, but one thing is for sure … no rogue is safe. Grades 3-8. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

“Explore the Farm” HorseDrawn Wagon Ride With an emphasis on sustainability, this narrated horse-drawn wagon ride explores the methods, equipment, crops, and enterprises of Fosterfields in the early 1900s. 10:15-Noon. Registration required. Foster Fields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Rd,, Morristown. 973-326-7645.

Sunday, June 7 “Junie B. Jones” Production Junie B. Jones is finally ready for first grade, at last. But getting used to the whole new group of friends a new teacher, and new glasses is challenging, even for irrepressible Junie B. Follow her adventures as she writes everything down in her “topsecret personal beeswax” journal. An Autism-Friendly Performance. Ages 5 & up.10am. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343.

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Carrie Jackson Performs Beacon Hill Musicians Guild featuring Carrie Jackson on vocals and Rio Clemente on piano. 7pm. Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant, 6 Depot Square, Montclair. 973-744-2600.

The Kootz in Concert Get a hearty dose of “Rock n’ Roll with Fiber” as you enjoy covers of classic rock hits from the 1960s through the 1980s. Travel through memory lane to the sounds of the Byrds, Eddie Money, and other greats. Light refreshments will be served. Call 973-226-8636 to sign up. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

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Summer Kickoff 2015—Beer Garden Opening, Saturday, June 20, 7 p.m. FREE Renaissance Faire, Saturday, July 25 & Sunday, July 26, $12 adults, $5 kids Arts Play Carnival, Sunday, August 9, 2 p.m. Ginny Deunkel Pool (Children’s carnival — FREE for Footsteps and township pool members only) Movie Night 1: Frozen, Tuesday, August 4, 7:30 p.m. FREE Movie Night 2: Maleficent, Tuesday, August 11, 7:30 p.m. FREE Movie Night 3: The Lego Movie, Tuesday, August 18, 7:30 p.m. FREE Freespace Dance, Friday, August 28 at 8 p.m. Tickets $15 12th Annual OSPAC Jazz and Brew Fest, Saturday, Sept. 19, 12-8 p.m. $10

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Tips to Keep Kids Learning & Prevent “Summer Slump” “No more pencils, no more books…” is a familiar summer refrain. But make sure your youngster doesn’t take those words too seriously.


ll students—regardless of socio-economic status—lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation over summer, according to a Johns Hopkins study. This pattern of academic regression has been dubbed “summer slump.” Fortunately—for proactive parents—these quick-and-easy tips can help stem its tide.

Watch Your Language You’ve probably admonished your son or daughter with this phrase, but when it comes to summer learning, take heed of it yourself. When kids are enjoying vacation, they may not want to hear words like “school,” “educational” or “assignment.” Try using words like “exploration,” “adventure” and “discovery” instead.

Make Learning Fun Remember when you had to take a spoonful of cough medicine and your mom or dad would let you wash it down with something sweet? For kids, summer learning can be a bitter pill to swallow, but it tends to go down more easily when paired with a fun activity. The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), for instance, has created a program called Camp Wonderopolis, a digital platform aiming to harness the spirit of exploration and adventure captured by traditional summer camps. 24

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After registering at, kids can wend their way through six science-themed tracks and 42 individual lessons, all of which can help combat the dreaded “summer slump.” For parents who want to keep kids active during the summer months, Camp Wonderopolis also features hands-on offline activities. “The key is to make learning feel like an extension of their vacation,” says NCFL Vice President Emily Kirkpatrick. “Camp Wonderopolis seeks to tap into a child’s natural feelings of wonder and curiosity, allowing learning to occur organically.”

Learn Together Why should kids spend the summer learning while mom and dad get off the hook? It’s easier to get cooperation when learning is a shared experience, so dust off some books you never got around to reading and share them together.


Power of Choice Oftentimes, kids rebel against schoolwork simply because it’s obligatory. Their teachers assign books to read and problems to solve without their input, and set hard deadlines for when such work must be completed. Put your child in the driver’s seat over summer by letting them tell you what they’d like to learn. Instead of mapping out a strict plan, take a trip to the bookstore and let kids pick out books. Many young people are invigorated by this sort of freedom and may even choose something more challenging than you would have selected. There are plenty of strategies that will keep your kids learning over summer. Approach the subject tactfully and your youngster will have a leg-up when it’s time to head back to school. -Statepoint


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Well-Strung in Concert Sensory Storytime This storytime is designed to engage children through movement, music, stories and play. Open to all children and is especially geared to children with sensory integration issues or children who have difficulty sitting still. Caregiver participation required. Ages 2-8. 3pm. If you’d like to tell us about your child or request special accommodations email Youth Services Supervisor Lisa Sedita via lisa.sedita@montclair.bccls. org. Registration required. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., 3rd floor, Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

Dining Wild Foraging Hike A 3 mile, moderately paced hike, focused on seasonally available wild food. Dan will share his knowledge of edible plants and fungi as frequent stops are made to learn about, and collect, nature’s bounty. Mushrooms, nuts, roots and greens will hopefully fill the bags and containers you bring with you. Snacks and water are recommended. Hikes are sponsored by the South Mountain Conservancy. Leader: Dan Lipow, 917-562-4447. Meet at: Tulip Springs. Mayapple Hill. South Mountain Reservation.

The Potting Shed: As Fair as an English Rose Are roses British? Well, not entirely – but some of the loveliest roses are bred on the British Isles. Learn the history of the modern day rose and get an overview on their care. Then, trot along to see the Frelinghuysen’s roses and take a cutting home to grow forevermore at your castle. This program is part of the ‘Focus on England’ series. Noon-1pm. Frelinghusyen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morristown. 973-326-7603.


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Blues in the Loft: Mike Griot & Friends Internationally-acclaimed bassist and musical director Mike Griot leads an all-star ensemble in a journey through the blues and all of its unique musical destinations. 7pm. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Aaron Lewis Performs If you want to get to know Aaron Lewis, just listen to “The Road.” On his first full-length album, the Grammy Award-nominated, multiplatinum singer, songwriter, and guitarist tells one story after another. Echoing traditional country, some of those tales are hilarious and heartwarming, while others are pensive and personal. 7:30pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

“Remembrance and Celebration” Concert “Remembrance and Celebration” will feature music of Beethoven, Hindemith, Paulus, and Shapiro. Two of these pieces will highlight an extensive range of percussion instruments. All are welcome. 4pm. Maplewood Middle School Auditorium, 7 Burnet St., Maplewood. 973 763 4939. www.soma.

Beatles Tribute A year long celebration plan has begun in celebration of Green Hill’s 150 anniversary, which includes a series of musical events as well as other fun and educational events. Today’s event is a Beatles Tribute Band Concert, with desserts, beverages, games and raffle. Free and fun for the whole family. 2-4pm. Green Hill, 103 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange.

Special Exhibition Opening In collaboration with the Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled (JSDD) Wae Center, the Art Center is sponsoring a special pop-up exhibition, Chairs of Inclusion, to help shift perceptions about people with disabilities and broaden the public’s awareness of policies and inclusion. Runs thru June 14. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121.


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“Due Terre, Un Cuore” (Two Countries, One Heart) Concert Award-winning tenor Salvatore Chiarelli will present popular, traditional and classical Italian, Neapolitan and Sicilian songs as well as Italian opera sung in English and Italian. Free. Registration required. 2pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

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Monday, June 8 Gala Dinner The Montclair Food and Wine Festival presents a Gala Dinner featuring many of the area’s best chefs. 6-9:30pm. Visit the website to reserve tickets. The Manor, 111 Prospect Street, West Orange.

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‘Safe Shredding’ Temple Sholom of West Essex will host ‘Safe Shredding’ on a monthly basis. ‘Safe Shredding’ is a safe way to discard those personal or financial papers you want to get rid of. Call to arrange a drop off or inquire about our other dates ‘Safe Shredding is coming to the temple. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

Writing Down Your Soul Using the book, “Writing Down Your Soul” by Janet Conner, you will connect, learn and contact your own voice and spirit through writing. Attendees will be guided on a joyous journaling experience to recharge, renew, refuel and reduce the stress of everyday living and to awaken to their personal passion, aspirations and yearnings (creative voice). Advance Registration is a required. 8:30-9:45pm. Sue Waldman’s satelite office, Calvary Lutheran Church, 23 S Prospect St., Verona. 973-857 - 4357 (HELP). www.Sue

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Believe in Newark: Mayor Baraka’s Town Hall Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka leads a free series of conversations about issues affecting the city and its community. Be part of these important, thought-provoking discussions when the mayor joins a panel of city administrators and other leaders. Today’s topic is health. 6pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. (continued on page 30)




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ccording to Ed Carolan, spring is generally a contractor’s busiest season. Carolan, owner of Carolan Contractors in Verona, adds that this spring has been even busier than usual. “After the winter we just had, with all the snow and ice damage, people are spending their bonus money on home repair.” Since 1978, Carolan Contractors has been specializing in home exteriors: roofing, siding, doors and windows. Due to increased ice damming this past winter, the company has done more roof repair work than usual. Ed comments, “We use a lot of GAF Timberline roofing. It’s a long-lasting asphalt shingle that looks just like cedar.” For customers seeking a slate roof look, he recommends the CertainTeed brand. “This is a high-end brand for roof shingles; their Carriage House line really gives the look of a slate roof.” For windows and doors, notes Ed, his company favors high-end companies such as Andersen. “We like the Andersen 400 window series. Their high-performance glass reflects radiant heat, which keeps carpets and furniture from fading; the windows also tilt in for easy cleaning. Andersen also makes nice patio doors.” With siding, Carolan often uses Cedar Impressions. According to Ed, “Cedar

Impressions gives a beautiful, upscale look; we use this brand a lot for our Essex county clients.” He observes that his clients have been increasingly interested in having porticos added to their front doors. “The crown moldings of a portico give a house a lot of curb appeal.” When adding a portico, a small roofed porch leading to the front door, he prefers to use the Azek brand. “Azek manufactures a wide variety of architectural adornments, such as crown moldings, pilasters and window panels. It’s a very popular brand now.” In addition to home exteriors, Carolan Contractors also builds home additions including outdoor decks and, increasingly, three-season rooms. Ed observes, “More and more of our customers are converting their old screened-in porches to threeseason rooms. We replace the old screens with energy-efficient windows so that the space becomes more substantial and can be enjoyed in spring and fall as well as summer. Removing the screens also keeps out dust, pollen and rain.” Whatever project a homeowner needs done, the firm’s routine step-by-step process is a straightforward one. After the initial phone call from the homeowner, Ed comes to the home to take pictures and

give an estimate. He points out that unlike at other firms, where a customer may wind up meeting with a salesperson, “at Carolan, you meet with the owner himself.”

“Normally, Once we get a customer, we have him for life.” If the client wants a portico, sketches will be drawn for approval. In all cases, Carolan makes sure all of the necessary permits are obtained from the town before beginning work. He states, “Usually if we begin a project on a Monday, we will be finished that Friday,” although siding jobs can take up to two weeks. Carolan’s clients are pleased with both the products and the workmanship of work. Referring to the high percentage of homeowners who hire Carolan for one project after another, he concludes, “Normally, once we get a customer, we have him for life.

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Author Bernadette Elliott has been invited to speak about her new book, “Blunder Babe”. Elliott will read excerpts and autograph books purchased at the event and she will also speak about her transformational journey to realizing her dreams to become a published author. This inspirational talk will inspire others to reach for the stars. Free but call to reserve a seat. 6:30-8pm. RSVP at: https:// junebooksigningwithbernadette. Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-837-6677.

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Soil Science: Plants, Bugs and Dirt Garden Gold: Compost and Its Uses Reducing the amount of garbage sent to the landfill is one of the best domestic changes we can make for the environment. Thankfully, this giant initiative is a small task and an easy project. In this class, we will discuss the science behind compost, the incredible benefits it can have on your garden, and how to start your own. Wear comfortable work clothes and closed-toed shoes. 6-7:30pm. Urban Farm, 31 Hazel Ave., Morristown.

Explore the 7 major food allergens: soy, dairy, tree nuts/peanuts, eggs, gluten, fish and the effects on our bodies. Join Stacey Pinke, MS, RD. 7pm. Free, registration required. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

North Essex Chamber of Commerce Leadership And Award Banquet An annual dinner where the Chamber community and the community at large have an opportunity to thank active members for their dedication over the past year. This is also where the NECC Foundation Scholarships are awarded to the winning high school students. The new Board is also inducted at this event. 5:30-8:30pm. The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-226-5500.

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They came together to make music. They ended up making history. The Tony-winning smash musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ’n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the one and only time. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Kid ‘N Play’s iconic African-American film House Party at a live concert “house party” featuring Kid ‘N Play, George Clinton, Full Force and Big Bub. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Italian Chat Class Bi-monthly daytime and evening groups. Practice your conversational skills, pick up new words and phrases and meet others with a passion for la bella lingua. Call or email for schedule and to reserve. Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843. Email

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

Know The Skin You’re In Franz O. Smith, MD, a surgical oncologist and melanoma specialist at Saint Barnabas, will speak about skin cancer risk factors, the importance of early detection, and advances in treatment options. Noon. Free, registration required: Livingston Town Hall, South Livingston Ave., Livingston. 973-322-5767. (continued on page 32)

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ontinuing Education programs consist of formal lectures, courses, seminars, webinars, or any other similar type of educational program designed to educate an individual and give him or her further skills or knowledge to be applied in his field of work or personal intersts. These programs are intended to educate persons on new advancements, or to build upon a person’s expertise in a given field. As many adults have job and family responsibilities, course schedules are generally more flexible than those found in traditional degree programs. Adults taking advantage of these and other programs offered in the state will find studies in fields such as medical, technology, business and health. Training in trade occupations such as cosmetology and construction can also be found. Many studies offer hands-on experiences through labs or apprenticeships.

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75 Fairfield Avenue, Suite 2C, West Caldwell 973-228-1843 The Language Institute offers personalized instruction, effective methodology and highly qualified and experienced native-speaking instructors. For personal interest, work or travel, it is never too late to learn a new language. The Language Institute opens a world of opportunities whether you want to gain a competitive edge in the global marketplace; wanting or explore your heritage; or just travel like a native.

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June 13 at NJPAC Thursday, June11 14th Annual Hope for Veterans Flag Day The 2015 Grand Marshall is Former Giants Linebacker Jessie Armstead (Two-Time Super Bowl Champion). A 5K race and 1 mile walk is a USATF Connecting on a Higher Level Sanctioned and Certified course and pre-registered registrants will receive a t-shirt. All proceeds Our Lady of the Lake School ~ Verona from this community event go to help previously 973.239.1160 | Please call for a private tour. homeless veterans begin to rebuild their lives. 7pm. Lyons VA campus, 51 Knollcroft Rd., OLL-Suburban-Essex-6th-page.indd 1 3/18/15 1:35 PM Lyons, Bernard’s Township.

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Learn about savvy social security planning, how to maximize retirement income, when to apply for benefits and how to minimize taxes on benefits. Free. Registration required. Presented by representatives from Amwell Ridge Wealth Management. 6pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

Book Signing Montclair Food and Wine Festival along with BSTV Entertainment, to host a public book signing. Stars from the Food Network’s The Kitchen will be on hand to meet fans and sign books. Tiny Elephant will prepare bites from the books. 7-9pm. Watchung Booksellers and Tiny Elephant, 54 Fairfield Street, Montclair. To register visit

Strategic Business Seminar for Business Owners This informative panel discussion will cover the following key topics for business owners: cash flow, strategic marketing, insurance benefits insight, and intellectual property. Share ideas over dinner and gain tips and strategies you can implement in your business quickly. Advance registration required. The AC Milan Club, 601 Union Blvd., 2nd floor, Totowa. 973-444-2317.

Trunk Show La Belle Boutique is having a Rina di Montella, Mother of the Bride trunk show on June 11th &12th, noon to 7pm and June 13th, 9:30am 5pm. A complimentary gift and discounts will be offered. La Belle Boutique, 457 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights. 908-464-4100.

Friday, June 12 Yoga + Wine = Happy Hydration! End your week with a different type of happy hour… yoga, music and wine! A relaxing and fun-filled event to start off your weekend! 6pm7:30pm, parking available on site. Contact us to reserve your spot! Fusion Health & Wellness Center, Hillside Square, 8 Hillside Ave., Suite 207, Montclair. 973-744-2332.,

Clay Discovery Days Workshops Give your preschoolers some creative time in a relaxed and nurturing environment while older siblings are still in school. These workshops will include the reading of a story for inspiration, the creation of a clay project and other fun art activities. A new project will be offered each day. Offered between June 12 and June 18. 10-11:30am. Mud & Soul Clay Studio, 6 Audrey Place, Unit #2, Fairfield. 973-521-7165.

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“TINTYPES” Musical The wonder and excitement of America at the turn of the 20th Century are captured in this expansive yet intimate musical revue. Historical figures mingle with common folk to tell the story of a young upstart country about to take the center of a world stage. George M. Cohan, John Philip Sousa and Scott Joplin are just a few of the great American composers celebrated in this musical pageant. Runs thru June 27. Call for dates and times. Nutley Little Theatre, 47 Erie Place, Nutley. 877-238-5596.

Keith Sweat with Brian McKnight Singer-songwriters Keith Sweat and Brian McKnight, a pair of great talents in R&B, celebrate an evening of soul-soothing music. 8pm NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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The Lego Movie A lowly Lego figure joins a group intent on battling an evil force after a case of mistaken identity in this computer-generated comedy. Rain date June 13. Gatesopen 7pm. Essex County Kip’s Castle Park, 22 Crestmont Rd., Verona. 973-268-3500.

Bourbon & Biergarten A casual evening featuring the finest bourbons and craftiest brews along with food samplings, hosted by Montclair Food and Wine Festival and Montclair Art Museum. 7-9pm. Montclair Art Museum lawn, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair. To register visit

Well-Strung in Concert It’s Mozart meets Lady Gaga. Well-Strung features classical musicians who sing putting their own vocal & musical spin on the works of Mozart, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Rihanna, Adele, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears, and more. 8pm. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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KP Carter Author Visit KP Carter is author of “Summertime with Lizzie B. Hayes.” Hayes is the fun loving story of an eight year old, three generations of her colorful family and one special summer. There will also be a fun1960’s themed hula hoop activity after the reading. 4pm. All ages welcome. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., 3rd floor, Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

A refreshing blend of hip hop and jazz featuring the unique collaboration of rapper Hannibal Antar Robinson and producer/trumpeter Zach Ezickson. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Angie’s Angels of New Jersey Fundraiser Enjoy the 4th Annual High School scholarship and community awards event a “Masquerade Ball” to raise cancer awareness, education and offer personal support services to women, men and families in the community. Ticket includes open bar, dinner & dancing. Sponsorship, ticket and Ad journal opportunities available. Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange.


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Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson

A new walk/run 1200 meter distance event for adults and children to support the Zeuner Foundation.

This tribute show honors this phenomenal talent from his early days in the Jackson 5 to his rise as a solo artist to become one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Masterful performers, along with a world-class dance company, Grammy-winning vocalists, the Harlem GospeLive Revue, percussion genius Anointed S, musicians, and surprise guests. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Nicole’s Broadway Dance Company Nicole’s Broadway Dance Company, located in East Hanover, NJ, is celebrating their 25th annual dance performance, MAGIC. 11am & 5pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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The Allegro Singers Celebrate Tchaikovsky Celebrate the175th birthday of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with a concert of beloved arias, art songs and waltzes. The talented members of The Allegro Singers will showcase selections from The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and other favorites by Russia’s most famous composer in the Romantic style of classical music. Inna Leytush accompanies on piano. 2pm. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. 973-667-0405.

Royal Scam—Steely Dan Cover Band The Royal Scam is the world’s premier Steely Dan tribute band. Playing more than 40 of Steely Dan’s masterpieces, the band has helped to keep the compositions of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, the spirit of jazz, rock, blues and the enthusiasm of fine musicianship alive. 8 & 10pm. Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant, 6 Depot Square, Montclair. 973-7442600.

Livingston Symphony Orchestra Concert The Livingston Symphony Orchestra presents its final seasonal concert conducted by Diane Wittry and featuring guest Mezzo Soprano Sarah Nordin in Bizet’s Carmen. 7:30pm. Livingston High School, 30 Robert Harp, Livingston.

“Family Fun in the Park” In honor of the Library’s 100th Anniversary and kick off to Summer Reading Club, West Caldwell Public Library and TD Bank will present 6th Annual “Family Fun in the Park”. Event features children’s crafts, face painting, balloon animals, bounce house, obstacle course, magician and cartoonist. DJ and picnic lunch with birthday cake will also be provided. Free. Noon– 3pm. Crane Park, between Clinton Road & Bloomfield Ave., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

Grand Tasting The Montclair Food and Wine Festival week concludes with an evening of diverse culinary offerings from many of the state’s finest restaurants. Wines and spirits presented by Amanti Vino. 7-9pm. Montclair Art Musuem, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair To register

Shapes in the Sky This Shapes in the Sky is a storytelling series featuring fun myths and legends from around the world and throughout history. The whole family will enjoy the engaging tales told in the program, which are great for every age. Ages 4 and older. 3pm. CCM’s Longo Planetarium in Cohen Hall, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-328-5000.

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Just off Broadway Performing Arts Academy located in Hillsdale, NJ will be showcasing their students 9th annual year end recital titled “Dancing Around The Dates” Just off Broadway offers instruction to students of all ages and levels in Tap, Jazz, Musical Theater Hip Hop, Lyrical, Ballet and Pointe. 2 & 6pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Sunday, June 14 NJSO: Mozart & Mendelssohn Come cheer NJSO Principal Flutist Bart Feller as he and harpist Stacey Shames take the spotlight in Mozart’s effervescent Flute and Harp Concerto, with melodies that sparkle. Mendelssohn’s intoxicating Third Symphony will transport you to the heathered moors and rugged coastlines of Scotland. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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2nd Sunday Family Funday: Flag Day! Bring your kids for tours and activities designed for the family. All activities are free. In honor of National Flag Day, tours incorporate real flags from different periods of history starting from 1796 through 1945. Children will learn what states became part of our nation in different time periods and make their own windmill flag to take home. 1-4pm. Crane House and Historic YWCA, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-783-1717.

Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir This song and dance extravaganza will feature production numbers from your favorite Broadway shows. Showstoppers from the big screen plus pop favorites. 7pm. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Beyonddance Presents Feeling Good... A celebration of 10 years of quality dance training. This dance presentation will showcase the training and discipline of student performers from the beyondDANCE program at The Performing Arts School @ bergenPAC. The presentation is suitable for all ages. 3pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Sisterhood of Temple Sholom of West Essex, will hold it’s Annual Spring Rummage Sale the above dates. Clothing, housewares, jewelry, books - all must go. Sunday, 9am-2pm and Monday, 9am11am & 3pm-6pm. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 60 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

Free College Planning Workshop This workshop is an essential information session for parents of college-bound sophomores and juniors on strategies for maximizing your family’s college financial aid and lowering your out-of-pocket costs. Sponsored by College Benefits Research Group (CBRG). Registration required. 6:45-8:15pm. CBRG Headquarters, 7 Becker Farm Rd., Roseland. 888802-2740.

Great Circle You will hike form Locust Grove along the Lenape Trail with a break at Hemlock Falls. You’ll return along the Rahway River. Bring a snack. This is a hike of about 5-6 miles with some uphill sections. 10:30am-2:30pm. Hikes are sponsored by the South Mountain Conservancy. Leader: Lou Nocito, 973-953-7099. Meet at: Locust Grove opposite the First Aid Station and Public Library on Glen Ave, in Millburn. (continued on page 38)

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“Men Who Cook” Fundraiser West Orange African Heritage Organization will present its 10th annual “Men Who Cook” fundraiser which benefits the Thomas Holcomb Scholarship Fund for deserving West Orange High School seniors. Come sample some of the best food in town prepared by talented chefs from West Orange and surrounding communities. Each attendee will have the opportunity to vote for his or her favorite entree and dessert. There also will be children’s activities St. Joseph’s Church – Beatrice Kruglinski Parish Center, 44 Benvenue Ave., West Orange. 201-321-7741.

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French, Italian, Spanish Classes for Children Now registering for our summer session. Age-appropriate curriculum, materials and approach. Certified teachers. For children age 5 and older. Please call or e-mail for scheduling options. Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843. Email

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Join Intuitive Counselor and Psychotherapist, Sue Waldman and experience how she uses guided visualization, reiki and Himalayan singing bowls to help you move deeply into a peaceful and relaxed state of mind. Meditation will help you relieve anxiety, obsessive thinking and improve your well being. Advance Registration is a required. 8:30-9:30pm. Sue Waldman’s satelite office, Calvary Lutheran Church, 23 S Prospect St., Verona. 973-857 - 4357 (HELP). www.Sue

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Enjoy an afternoon of big band jazz, featuring The Billy Strayhorn Orchestra under the direction of Michael Hashim. Born in 1915, Billy Strayhorn became an arranger for the renowned Duke Ellington Orchestra at the age of 24. He shared composing, arranging, directing and piano duties with the master himself until his untimely death in 1967. 2:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center,100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Monday, June 15 A Conversation with Billy Porter Midtown Direct Rep and NY1’s Budd Mishkin present an intimate conversation with Billy Porter, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer, composer, actor, playwright, and director who currently stars as Lola in the smash-hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots. 7:30pm. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Tuesday, June 16 Dancing with the Stars Perfect Ten Tour “Dancing With the Stars” is taking the ballroom out on the road again for a new tour that will feature dancers from the current season now airing on ABC. Don’t miss the all of the glitz, glamour, dazzle and dynamic dancing you’ve enjoyed on TV’s favorite dance competition live on stage. 8pm. Also June 17, 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Trunk Show and Lecture Marilyn Belford, award-winning quilt artist, is well-known for her realistic fabric portraits and art quilts will give a trunk show and lecture at 6:30pm. Call for details. Registration required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

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Gold Medal Winner American Backyard Grilling Cooking Class Join chef Diana Albanese as she demonstrates cooking this grilled meal. Menu includes: Maine lobster roll, spice rubbed steak with vidalia onions and honey mustard bbq sauce, grilled miso shrimp, sweet and spicy glazed chicken, charred summer vegetables caprese with pesto, 1-2-3 easy cherry clafoutis. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Wednesday, June 17 Huey Lewis And The News Performs

Lucinda Williams Performs Three-time Grammy Award-winner Lucinda Williams, at 61 is in the middle of the most prolific periods of her career. “Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone,” her 11th studio album is easily the most ambitious creation in a body of work that’s long on ambition with an offering that overflows with delta-infused country soul. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

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Know the Skin You’re In These Grammy winners continue to thrill audiences worldwide earning a rightful place on the map of rock history. Frontman Huey Lewis’ unmistakable voice has a rich, textured quality that lends itself well to not just the hits, but also the variety of other songs featured in the show. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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r. Janine “Jae” Allen is an educator. After teaching for eight years, she decided to change direction completely by opening The Wax Den in Bloomfield in 2012. Even though the venue is vastly different than a classroom, Allen is still utilizing her teaching skills by training every cosmetologist she employs and assuring that everyone who visits the Den will have a safe and relaxing experience. “Our team consists of licensed cosmetologists and estheticians,” says Allen. “Every ‘wax artist’ is personally trained by me in proper technique. They get theory and hands-on education with a practical exam before they can work as part of the team. We educate each guest about the specific processes during the service to ensure they leave healthy and pleased.” Cosmetology has interested Allen for two decades. “I stepped out on faith with less than $1,000 and built The Wax Den out of hunger and passion,” Allen explains. She was driven by her love for the beauty industry since age 16. The beginning of her career in the beauty industry was focused on hair care and styling, but states, “I wanted to specialize in one area and “wow” people who walked through my doors.” Fast forward 17 years and the founder and CEO of The Wax Den attributes her business success to making sure to care for each and every guest who walks through the door. “I strive to make a difference.”

every guest to know that health, safety and comfort are her concerns to ensure satisfaction and return guests. “We ensure that our services are safe for our guests by following proper infection control procedures from beginning to end,” assures Allen. “By our actions, guests take notice and are able to relax and enjoy their services. We use completely new sticks that have never touched the wax or another guest’s body.”

But it isn’t all about the business of waxing at the Den. As the name suggests, it’s also about comfort and seclusion as guests are welcomed with refreshments and escorted into a private waxing suite. For guests who are looking for something a little out of the ordinary, they can add some body bling or share their waxing experience with friends. “We offer Swarovski crystals for the body to add a sexy ‘bling’ to skin. Another service we offer is HD body art, which is a gem quality glitter used for creative designs anywhere on the body. Something really fun are our Wine, Wax, Relax parties geared toward women who want to share a girls’ night out, a memorable bachelorette party or just want to get together for a great time.”

“We offer Swarovski crystals for the body to add a sexy ‘bling’ to skin…”

While The Wax Den offers the full range of waxing services to men and women that include face, arms, legs and back, the specialties are the Brazilian and brows. First-time “guests,” which is what The Wax Den calls its clients, might be nervous about the procedures. Allen wants

According to Allen, waxing is one of the fastest-growing services in the beauty and salon industry as many people wish to remove unwanted body hair. “The benefits of waxing include smooth, hair-free skin. As the hair grows back you can expect it to be softer and finer. Eventually, some guests will have less hair to wax over time because it literally doesn’t grow back in certain areas,” she says.

After all, “What could be better than cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and Brazilian waxing with great friends?” she asks.

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A Look at Trends in Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures By Julie Jacobs

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hat’s “the skinny” on minimally invasive cosmetic procedures? Just a few months ago, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) issued its annual report on the plastic surgery scene, citing statistics from 2014 that highlight the demand for particular procedures and treatments in the United States. The ASPS says more than 13.9 million minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed last year, offering quick recovery that requires little down time.

Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures often employ injectable fillers, topical solutions and high-tech tools like lasers, typically to reduce visible signs of aging like wrinkles and spots. When surgery is necessary to achieve a desired look, the minimally invasive approach allows the surgeon to do his job through several tiny incisions that cause less pain and scarring.

“Non invasive technology has come to play a major role not only in correction, but also in the ongoing maintenance of a youthful appearance. These procedures offer a viable option for many to look and feel years younger. Since technologies are constantly evolving, it is vital that patients seek out an experienced physician who’s been highly trained in the very latest techniques.” —Barry DiBernardo, MD, New Jersey Plastic Surgery, Montclair A study published in JAMA Dermatology, which examined the outcomes of more than 20,000 cosmetic procedures performed around the country, concluded that minimally invasive procedures are very safe and effective. They can also provide great “cosmetic benefit” over major and potentially risky surgeries. As the ASPS president noted in a press release about the report, “Minimally invasive procedures typically produce subtle aesthetic results and for many people, that is all they want or need at the time.”

ASPS Report: The Top Procedures* • Botulinum Toxin Type A (up 6%), otherwise known as Botox, is delivered via injection into muscles to block nerve signals. The muscles then become paralyzed and do not contract, diminishing wrinkles and fine lines and giving the skin a smoother appearance. Effects can last a few months. • Soft Tissue Fillers (up 3%) that include Radiesse, Juvederm and Restalyne not only smooth skin but also plump it by adding volume to yield a younger look. These injectable fillers enable facial contouring by correcting and/or restoring proportion and can offer long-lasting results. They may be used to add fullness to lips as well. • Chemical Peels (up 7%) remove the skin’s outermost layers to reveal a clearer, fresher-looking face and help improve texture, solve pigmentation problems and reduce fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring and age spots. They include higher amounts of ingredients such as Retin-A, alpha-hydroxy and beta-hydroxy acids than would be found in over-thecounter products. • Laser Hair Removal (up 3%) uses concentrated light beams to penetrate and ultimately damage hair follicles, preventing or at least dramatically slowing future hair growth. • Microdermabrasion (up 9%) applies tiny crystals to exfoliate dead cells from the skin’s top layer for a rejuvenated appearance. The procedure helps to reduce spots, scarring, hyperpigmentation and other surface problems.

“Looking great doesn't always require surgery. The trend toward non-invasive procedures has generated a host of treatments, which are performed with little or no downtime and can lead to amazing results often delaying or eliminating the need for surgery. These treatments can be performed in my office, often in less than an hour. The options selected can result in looking slimmer, younger or even more energetic with little or no effort.” —Dr. Beverly Friedlander, Short Hills

Other Procedures Trending Although radio frequency has been around for decades, it is now gaining popularity as a cosmetic means to tighten the skin and to treat deep veins in the legs. The technology works on the deepest layers of the skin while protecting the epidermis (outermost layer), infusing thermal or heat energy that prompts the body’s natural healing process and the production of collagen. The treatment is recommended for slack skin around the eyebrows, cheeks, jawline and neck—and reduce visibility of varicose veins.

“Cosmetic vein procedures are light years ahead of what your mother may have known. Correcting unsightly varicose and spider veins has become a relatively easy, quick, and painless procedure.” —Clifford M Sales, MD, FACS, Vein Institute of New Jersey

And, according to the ASPS, fat grafting in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures is on the increase. The use of fat injections has grown particularly for buttock augmentation, up 15%.* The ASPS also notes in its report the rising number of men opting for cosmetic procedures, minimally invasive and otherwise. Remarked the organization’s president, “Male plastic surgery rates have significantly increased since 2000 and the notion that cosmetic procedures are just for women no longer exists.”

“It is important to seek out someone who performs non-invasive and invasive procedures in order to select the option that is best for you. Coolscultping, ultrasound, laser, IPL and customized peels continue to add new dimensions for looking and feeling great” —Paul J. LoVerme, MD, FACS, The LoVerme Center for Plastic Surgery, Verona For more information:,,,,,,, *Statistics represent increase from 2013 to 2014

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The public is invited to the book review of “We Are Water” presented by New York Times Best Selling Author Wally Lamb. The event includes a sumptuous luncheon, author presentation, greet & meet author, question & answer session, personalized book signing and valet parking. Advance reservations are required. 11:30am Green Brook Country Club, 100 West Greenbrook Rd., North Caldwell. 978-228-1800 x234.

Engaging & Empowering Families of Children with Autism Topic: Understanding and improving challenging behavior. Invited are parents, educators, administrators, child care providers, parent liaisons , Etc. 11am-1pm. Family Support Organization of Essex County, 60 Evergreen Place, Suite 410, East Orange. 973-395-1441 ext 18.

Thursday, June 18 Verona Park Conservancy Meeting Monthly meeting. The VPC is a public non-profit organization of volunteers working with Essex County to maintain and improve Verona Park. All interested parties welcome. 7:30pm. Activity room of the boathouse in Verona Park, Lakeside and Bloomfield Aves., Verona.

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9th Annual Adult Summer Reading Club, based on the theme “Heroes & Antiheroes in Literature and Film,” kicks off with a Book and Film Discussion of “The Pursuit of Happyness” by Chris Gardner. Free. Registration required. 5:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

Movement Heals Maureen Glennon, a founding member of WINGS, will present an evening of movement and dance. Her Workshop will consist of a gentle warm-up and then develop into a class using gesture and movement. The Workshop will conclude with a dance performance by Moe-tion Dance Theatre. 7-9pm. Presented by WINGS-Women Inspiring, Nurturing, Giving Strength and Support. Register by phone or email. The Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona. 973-400-9529.

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Legendary singer-songwriter and social justice activist David Crosby is a two time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, inducted as a member of both the iconic folk-rock band The Byrds—with whom he first rose to stardom—and the iconic Woodstock era-defining group Crosby, Stills & Nash. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Jersey (New) Moves! Emerging Choreographers A new program to showcase New Jersey’s best up-and-coming dancemakers. Accomplished mentors partner with four young choreographers from the Garden State to develop works that will be premiered at NJPAC. 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Look as Good as You See in Your New Glasses Beautiful Edibles Presentation Join Laura Roberts, Garden Manager of Van Vleck House and Gardens for a presentation on achieving beautiful design using edibles, whether incorporating edible elements into an existing landscape or creating a space dedicated to food production. Plants discussed will include trees, shrubs, vines, annuals, and perennials that offer attractive flowers, foliage, or fruits. 10-11:30am. Registration required. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752. E-mail

“Divergent” Film Screening In a world where the population is divided into factions by personality types, Tris Prior is classified as Divergent. When she uncovers a conspiracy to eliminate all Divergents, she teams with the mysterious Four to find out what makes the powers-that-be so frightened of them. Gates open 7pm. PG13. Essex County Kip’s Castle Park, 22 Crestmont Rd., Verona. 973-268-3500.

Carla Ulbrich and Joe Giacoio Perform Award-winning songwriter and general smarty-pants Carla Ulbrich has been compared to the likes of Ray Stevens, Christine Lavin, Jerry Seinfeld, Chet Atkins and Jewel. Joe Giacoio is quirky, funny and is accompanied by an unusual 2-hands-on-the-fretboard guitar technique. Joe and headliner Carla Ulbrich are husband and wife, so you may see some collaborative effort on some of his songs. 8pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489.

Saturday, June 20 One-Man Star Wars™ Trilogy One-Man Star Wars, written and performed by Charles Ross, is the comedic off-Broadway hit that condenses the original Star Wars trilogy into a whirlwind of fun and geek-ness. 3 & 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Touch-A-Truck The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany is hosting Touch-A-Truck an event where kids have a chance to climb on and explore fire engines, construction vehicles, army trucks, police cars and more. Face painting, a flying drone, music, food available from Shop Rite and so much more. Goody bags for all children attending. 11am-2pm. Octagon Building Parking Lot, 1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany.

Civil War Invades Morristown! Re-enactors lead activities throughout the eight-acre site, presenting the daily lives of soldiers and culminating with a staged skirmish each day. Marching drills include period instruments as soldiers proudly go to battle. A Civil War-era Signals Corps group authentically demonstrates how important messages were sent between units using colorful flags. Don’t miss landmark buildings and hands-on exhibits. 10am-5pm. Also June 21, 10am-4pm. Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown . 973-285-6550.

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Join chef Bonnie Laspina and participate in cooking this meal for dad. Menu incudes: pulled pork sandwiches with campers cole slaw, chocolate lovers dream cake, root beer floats. 102:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

OSPAC Summer Celebration

MADLOM Drum Concert MADLOM (Montclair Academy of Dance and Laboratory of Music Inc.) drummers are a unique group of young students ages 4 through 15 that work under leadership of Koko Jones and Maya Milenovic Workman. They will perform rhythms from Africa, South America and those of their own creation. All ages welcome. 3pm. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Auditorium, Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

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Join local artist Mansa Mussa for a hands on art workshop for adults on creating paper sculpture collages. The workshop is free and all supplies provided. Registration required. West Orange Public Library 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave., West Orange. 973-736-0198.

OSPAC is welcoming “Rude Boy George” and “Pidgin Droppings” to kick its 2015 season into high gear. There will also be a wine and beer garden on site. The event is free, so come start off your summer the right way here at OSPAC. 12:30pm. OSPAC, 4 Boland Drive, West Orange. 973-669-7385.

House Music Festival Dance the day away to house music performers, DJ’s and more. Noon-8pm. Weequahic Park, Bounded by Dayton, Meeker Ave., Elizabeth Ave., & City Line, Newark.

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In 1968, Tommy and The Shondells became one of the first acts to experiment with music videos, creating a mini-film around “Mony Mony” for theatrical showings, thirteen years before MTV hit the airwaves. Felix Cavaliere was the organist and one of the lead singers in the Young Rascals- later the Rascals, a successful pop/rock group of the mid-’60s. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Celebrate Father’s Day with the only New Jersey car show to feature Jaguars exclusively. Last year 100 Jaguars were on display. Gates for car placement will open at 10am. All show vehicles must be on the field no later than 11:30am. Public access Noon3pm. Tailgating is especially encouraged (no BBQ or open flames will be permitted. All proceeds to benefit Van Vleck House & Gardens. Rain date June 28. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-575-8737. www.JTC-NJ

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Five-time Grammy Award winner Gilberto Santa Rosa – one of the most successful Latin vocalists performing today – is joined by the renowned salsa brava duo of Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Get ready for a laugh-out-loud good time this Father’s Day with Earthquake, John Witherspoon, Tommy Davidson, Don “D.C.” Curry, Smokey Suarez, Damon Rozier and special guest Ray Dejon. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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through the 19th century farm. This 5K is open to runners of all skill levels. If running is not your speed, try the 1-Mile Fitness Walk. The first 200 participants receive a performance t-shirt, and there will be awards for the 5K race. Enjoy giveaways and refreshments. Preregister at by June 21. Schedule: 5pm. Registration and packet pick-up. 6:45pm. 1-Mile Fitness Walk start. 7pm. 5K start. 7:45pm. Awards and Post Race Party. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Kahdena Rd., Morris Township. 973-326-7616.

An evening of 90s alternative rock favorites: Everclea, Toadies, Fue and American Hi-Fi. 7pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Monday, June 22 1st Annual Young Entrepreneurs Golf Classic The golf classic is geared towards raising funds for young entrepreneur and small business fund. Golf clinic, lunch, shotgun 12:30pm, contets, cocktail hour, awards. All proceeds go towards SideWalk University Network Charity. For additional information call 800794-6982 or visit The event begins at 10:30am Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club, 100 Walnut Street, Livingston


Mandolin Orchestra Performance The Library is pleased to welcome back members of the popular Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra. Free program with refreshments. Registration required. 6:30pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Fatherless Daughters Workshop This workshop is for women who have lost their fathers. Sue Waldman, (Psychotherapist and Spiritual Counselor) will provide the tools to help women move on and reclaim their lives. Gathering together, this class will help fatherless daughters with their grief, anger, emptiness and other feelings that they experienced. Advance Registration is a required. 8-9:30pm. Sue Waldman’s satelite office, Calvary Lutheran Church, 23 S Prospect St., Verona. 973-857 - 4357 (HELP). www.Sue

Wednesday, June 24 Mary Chapin Carpenter Performs Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter performs an intimate, acoustic concert that marks her return to singing both timeless hits and deep cuts from her expansive album catalog. Carpenter will be joined on stage by Jon Carroll (piano) and John Doyle (guitars, bouzouki). Special guest Aoife O’Donovan. 7pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Gardenside Meditation Join contemporary spiritual teacher and author Ramananda John E. Welshons for a series of summer evening meditation classes. Participants will learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each session—including walking meditation in the Van Vleck Garden, weather permitting. 7-9pm. Space is limited-so register early. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752. E-mail


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Kevin and Michael Bacon have been writing songs and playing music together since childhood. As a teenager, Kevin made the decision to pursue acting and today he is recognized as a prolific stage and screen actor. Michael Bacon joined the folk-rock band, Good News, which toured extensively in the 1970’s. Michael has since become an Emmy Award-winning composer for film and television. 7:30pm. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

“Million Dollar Quartet” Musical The smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Stanley Jordan and Kevin Eubanks: Duets

An evening of virtuoso jazz guitar, featuring the innovative and unique style of Stanley Jordan, and the infectious grooves of Kevin Eubanks, former bandleader of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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“Eat, Pray, Love” Film Screening Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having, yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced and at a crossroads, Gilbert steps out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life and embarking on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery. Rain date June 27. Gates open 7pm. PG13. Essex County Kip’s Castle Park, 22 Crestmont Rd., Verona. 973-268-3500.

Peter Frampton Performs A night of power-packed classic rock from the legendary guitarist known for “Show Me the Way” and “Do You Feel Like We Do.” 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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KEB’ MO’ Performs Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ embarks on a new chapter in his career with the release of ‘BLUESAmericana’ on Kind of Blue Music. His twelfth full-length album marks the 20th anniversary of his debut ‘Keb’ Mo’,’ but, more important, the disc is a signpost of artistic and personal growth. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Toby Walker is at home with both wooden and steel guitars, Toby plays the classics as well as his own songs with an open style and a dash of humor. He is celebrated master of the acoustic guitar. 8pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489.

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Summer Music Series

Art Garfunkel Performs

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Fireworks Celebration. 7:30pm. Branch Brook Park, Heller Parkway, Newark.

Art Garfunkel is back in love with being on stage. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member is touring the U.S. Although it has been 40 years since Bridge Over Troubled Water was recorded, Art Garfunkel’s image and signature vocal remain among the most instantly recognizable in popular music. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Kevin James Royal laughs from The King of Queens. Comedian Kevin James, producer, co-writer and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper and the recently released Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, brings his side-splitting routines and a whole lot of fun. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Through song and narration, this uplifting program about the Black experience travels from Africa, to the horrific sea voyages known as the Middle Passage, to the civil rights movement and present day. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Saturday, June 27 The Darrell Hammond Project Comedian Darrell Hammond is renowned for his spot-on impressions of personalities such as Bill Clinton on Saturday Night Live. In this work in progress, he candidly and hilariously describes the events that gave birth to his brilliant talent. 8pm. Also June 28, 3pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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A fantastic event filled with scavenger hunts, previews of upcoming games, artist-author panels, arts and crafts for all ages, raffles and prizes at every hour, and of course a costume contest and Cosplay. With featured Artist-Authors guests.1:45-4pm. All ages welcome. Noon-4pm. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Auditorium, Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

Meet the Irish Servant and the Cook at the Willows On this guided tour, discover the life of the domestic help at the Foster home. Help the maid with household chores, and see what the cook has prepared using the wood-burning stove. 1 & 2pm. 73 Kahdena Rd,, Morristown. 973-326-7645.

Sunday, June 28 The Princess Bride Screening In this highly anticipated premiere, the heroic Westley (actor Cary Elwes) provides behind-the-scenes commentary and takes questions from the audience following a full screening of the classic film. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Create a Clay Herb Pot Audience will learn how to shape the clay, make an impression, and glaze the finished piece before being kiln fired. Class includes an introduction to historic cooking and use of herbs in decoration. 1-3pm. Crane House and Historic YWCA, 108 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

“Dash For Dreams” Walk/Run The Zeuner Foundation is excited to announce that in conjunction with the famous Fitzgerald’s 1928 Lager Run, we will be hosting a new running event called “Dash For Dreams.” Dash For Dreams is a walk/run designed for adults and children who want to participate, but at a shorter, 1200 meter distance. 6:15pm. To register or become a sponsor, visit the website. Hurrell Field, 865 Bloomfield Ave., Glen Ridge.

“Currier & Ives: More Than A Christmas Card The 19th century lithography firms of N. Currier and Currier & Ives produced images of America that remain as popular today as when they were made. Creatively marketing to a new consumer group - the middle class created by the burgeoning Industrial Revolution - Nathanial Currier and James Merritt Ives brilliantly tapped into an enthusiastic desire for affordable art for myriad applications. Steve Millerter will present an illustrated history of the sequential firms showing the wide range of pictures they produced that go beyond their well-known winter scenes. scenes. 4:30pm. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave. Morristown. 973-538-2404 ext. 15.

“One Fine Tapestry: A Carole King Tribute” Featuring a performance by Gerard and Diane Barros. A musical salute to the legendary songwriter/singer with covers of Carole King’s great solo hits and original classics she wrote for other artists, such as the Drifters, the Shirelles, the Beatles, the Chiffons, the Monkees, James Taylor, and more. Light refreshments will be served. 2pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

Book Launch and Signing In “Secrets at Abbott House,” the third book in the Sandra Troux Mysteries series, the plot shifts to Civil War-era family secrets of slavery, illicit love and murder. Sandy, Bobbi and Lizbet travel the historic Underground Railroad, starting in a little known “station” in Montclair—tracking villains through the shocking Carolina upcountry to the troubled isle of Haiti and back again. 1pm. Montclair Historical Society, 108 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

Summer Concert Classic rock band “Street Hassle” performs. 7-8:30pm. Taylor park, 78 Main St., Millburn. 973-564-7750.

Reptile/Amphibian Walk & Talk Learn to identify different species of snakes (venemous vs. nonvenemous). Get knee-deep in a salamander habitat. Come get a taste of ecology. Each session will begin with an introduction and review of field data in the Education Center. Bring a refillable water bottle, binoculars, cameras and sketchbooks. Ages adult and 12 and over. Turtle Back Zoo, Education Center, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-7315800 ext. 236.

Introducing CoolSculpting Open House – Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Hours: 11am – 1pm and 5pm – 7:30pm Win a free syringe of Radiesse Book 4 areas of treatment and get one area free (valued at $750) Receive $150 Gift Certificate for a friend or family member signing up for CoolSculpting. Free Consultation Call today to reserve your spot.


Monday, June 29 The Women’s Circle Combining modalities as a Energy healer, Reiki Master and Intuitive Counselor, Sue Waldman will facilitate a safe and supportive women’s group to help you feel at peace. Using sound healing and Himalayan singing bowls, Sue will help you restore all of the body’s frequencies and bring it back to a state of health and well-being. You will learn how to overcome self-doubt, feel sexy in your own skin. Advance Registration is a required. 8:30-9:45pm. Sue Waldman’s satelite office, Calvary Lutheran Church, 23 S Prospect St., Verona. 973-857 - 4357 (HELP). www.Sue


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DBSA-Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Lecture

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Mindfulness, Yoga, and basic Neuroscience, to manage mood swings, anxiety, depression and stress, and to increase overall happiness in life. Suruchi Saini, lead clinician. 7:45pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-994-1143.

• Joint Disorders (TMJ) • Bone & Soft Tissue Grafting • Facial & Oral Trauma • Treatment of Tongue Tie • Facial & Oral Pathology • Surgical Orthodontics (Exposure of Impacted Teeth)

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Summer Reading Club Kick-Off Party for Teen Summer Reading Club based on the theme “Unmask!” Discover clues in a Super Scavenger Hunt, take a Superhero selfie, build a Superhuman sundae, and much more. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Free. Registration required. 8pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Road, West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

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re you at risk for skin cancer? Do you know the signs? According to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. That means odds are quite high that at least one in your circle of friends will face this dangerous disease. As the season for bare skin approaches, are you aware of the risks and preventative measures necessary to avoid sun exposure? Approximately 58 million Americans are affected by actinic keratosis (AKs), the most common form of pre-cancerous skin damage known casually as “pre-cancers,” according to a report published by The Society for Investigative Dermatology and The American Academy of Dermatology Association. An estimated 10 percent of AKs will become squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common form of skin cancer, within two years.

light such as sunlight. They occur most often on areas such as the face, scalp and ears. They can range in color from skin-toned to reddish-brown. They can be as small as a pinhead or larger than a quarter. AKs predominately affect people over 50, and slightly more men than women. Individuals who are most likely affected by AKs include those who have risk factors including: fair skin; blond or red hair; blue, green or grey eyes; a history of kidney disease or weakened immune system; daily, long-term exposure to the sun; multiple severe sunburns early in life; and older age. Fortunately, skin cancer can be avoided with treatment, yet many patients fail to seek treatment. What they may not realize is that there are actually many treatment options available, such as cryotherapy (freezing); topical medication; and photodynamic therapy. Additional treatment options include curettage, chemical peel, dermabrasion, surgical incision and lasers.

AKs are rough-textured, dry, scaly patches on the skin that are caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV)

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To reduce your risk of skin cancer you can take some precautions: • Regular skin evaluations by a dermatologist can catch the disease early so that it can be treated. Just as you schedule an annual physical or other routine checkups as part of your regular health routine, a recurring appointment with a dermatologist can significantly alter your chances of developing skin cancer. • In between visits to the dermatologist, perform thorough self-checks by examining your skin all over on a regular basis. • Avoid damaging sun rays and protect your skin by seeking the shade during high sun hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.); avoiding sunburns; and covering your skin with clothing and hats. • Do not use tanning booths! • Understand sunscreen, and use a broad spectrum (UVA/ UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating. Do yourself a favor and get checked before the summer season to ensure you are properly caring for and protecting your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. The skin is the largest organ of the human body. Make the call to your dermatologist today. —Family Features For more information, including additional details about AKs and how to identify the signs of skin damage, visit Source: DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Photo: Getty Images.


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Foodies Rejoice at Cielo


ever judge a book by its cover. Or a restaurant. From the outside, Cielo looks like a formal, very expensive eatery. You probably have driven by it hundreds of times thinking you were not dressed appropriately or did not have the credit limit available. How wrong you were! And what a treat you were missing. Chef Anthony Puccianello, formerly the executive chef at Luce for ten years, fulfilled his lifelong dream of opening a restaurant in 2011. After difficult and protracted negotiations, his broker said that the “skies would have to open up” for the deal to close. Thankfully for us, they did. To celebrate and continue this positive energy, Chef Anthony decided to name his restaurant for the Italian word meaning sky or heaven; thus, Cielo was born. Cielo (pronounced cello, like the instrument) serves what Chef Anthony likes to call “peasant food,” or Italian comfort food, with a twist. He welcomes everyone into his relaxed restaurant with a genuine desire to take you away from your worries to enjoy a delightful and affordable meal with your friends and family. Known for its homemade pastas and fresh fish, all of the menu items are prepared with a deft hand. While some Italian food can be greasy and heavy, Chef Anthony’s is light, allowing high quality ingredients to shine. Behind the restaurant, which he affectionately calls “his backyard,” he has a fifty yard garden in which he grows fresh herbs and vegetables. Starting with appetizers, the “Famous Inside-Out Meatball” ($13) is a whimsical take on spaghetti and meatballs, where the fresh pasta is inside an exceptionally light meatball. The tasty Artichoke Hearts ($13) are baked oreganata-style with toasted bread crumbs. The cheesy Creamy

Polenta ($10.95), served with truffled wild mushrooms, will melt even the hardest of hearts. Moving on to the pasta course, the Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi ($19) is delicious. These are little clouds rather than heavy dumplings because they are made from ricotta rather than the traditional potato. To enjoy the flavors of Tuscany, try the Schaffatoni ($19): jumbo rigatoni mixed with cannellini beans, homemade sweet fennel sausage, tomatoes, spinach, garlic and olive oil sprinkled with toasted bread crumbs. This dish is the definition of Italian comfort food. If you want heartier fare, choose the Parpardelle ($17.95) with a braised short rib that falls apart on your fork, topped with dollop of ricotta. As an entree, do not miss the Ahi Tuna ($26.95), locally sourced from the Canyon, which is perfectly seared and paired with a soy and wasabi lacquer. Meat lovers will enjoy the delicious Berkshire Slow Roasted Pork Tenderloin ($22.95) with a mustard sauce, served with Brussels sprouts prepared two ways. If you choose to stop in to watch the game or listen to live music on Friday or Saturday evenings, do not miss the delicacies on the Tavern Menu. The mouthwatering Veal Cutlet Sandwich ($12) comes with spinach, mozzarella and long hot fryer peppers that provide just the right amount of heat. The Blue Cheese Stuffed Burger ($10) is a mile high, featuring the cheese inside of the burger, with crispy onions and Sriracha mayonnaise. Cielo offers a Happy Hour Tuesdays through Fridays from 4:30-6:30pm with half-priced appetizers and drinks. The Happy Hour on Wednesday runs all night. You can enjoy these specials at the bar or outside on the wonderful patio.

Cielo 168 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield, 973-808-1414, Lunch: Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-3pm Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday 5–10pm, Friday-Saturday 5pm–12am, Sunday 3–9pm


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

Yellow Plum

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


food in a relaxed and modern space. Now providing new dishes including California Uni, Baby Yellowtail, Kobe Beef, Pad Thai and much more.

FATHER’S DAY BRUNCH Sunday, June 21st from 10am-2pm Reservations Suggested, Walk-ins Welcome Custom Father’s Day Gift Baskets Available

KID’S NIGHT Thursday Nights in June

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.


Get a kid’s meal free with the purchase of an adult meal

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89 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove 973-239-7726

Pan-seared Jumbo sea scallops & Shrimp, Baby Organic Kale; Lemon Scented Orzo

A traditional Chinese food restaurant that offers delivery, take out, and a large eat-in area.


Asian Delite

893 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-227-0085 Providing friendly quick service and featuring classic Chinese and Japanese dishes.

Cloverleaf Tavern

PATIO NOW OPEN! • Local Delivery Service • Lunch & Dinner Specials • Catering Available

182 Stevens Ave, Cedar Grove 973-837-1660

395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-226-9812

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

American Cuisine in a family dining atmosphere. 24 beers on draft and over 75 bottled beers. OD, RR (for 8 or more), MCC, $MOD, LP, SP, H, TO


il Vecchio Cafe and Restaurant

118-124 Route 46 E, Fairfield 973-575-6500

234 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-226-8889

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

OCHA Restaurant

403 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell 973-228-8856 OCHA Restaurant has reopened after a month of expansion and remodeling. Come in and enjoy the

Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill

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

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Nikko Hibachi

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innovative Italian cuisine. Combining the finest Old World recipes with nouvelle cooking techniques results in a cuisine that is fresh and exciting. The setting looks and feels like a home away from home with its beautifully appointed, yet still intimate dining room. Party available. LP, MCC, RR, $IN-$MOD, BYO

Lithos Estiatorio We’re So Much More than Bagels!

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

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38 Two Bridges Road, Fairfield 973-882-1688 Here you will be encompassed with innovative Japanese decor and exceptional service in a spacious family friendly atmosphere. From the creative sushi rolls to kitchen entrees, their chefs meticulously prepare every entree with palette invigorating flavors. They accommodate every age with hibachi entertainment and one-of-a-kind specialty cocktails. ENT, H, OD, NR, RR, LP, MCC, $MOD, TO, D

Rare, The Steakhouse

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

Anthony Marra’s Restaurant 18 E Mt Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-992-8911

A good variety of old school Italian dishes with an atmosphere that is unique Weather Permitting

Sunday, June 21, 12pm-5pm

Come Join the Fun! “Two Man Trio” Performing from 1pm until 6pm

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½ Price for Children 10 & Under We’ll be tapping a Firkin & all Fathers will receive a complimentary glass of beer “from the Firkin” with purchase of BBQ.

Reservations Required


Father’s Day Menu Chef Carved USDA Choice Prime Rib Long Island Steamers Clams & Oysters on the ½ Shell Our Famous 7oz. Sirloin Burgers Thumann’s Hot Dogs BBQ Pork Ribs Corn on the Cob Baked Beans Grilled Potatoes Red-Skinned Mashed Potatoes Tossed Garden Salad Homemade Coleslaw s Our Signature Waffle & Trail Frie les etab Marinated Grilled Veg Cucumber/Red Onion Salad Fresh Watermelon Assorted Desserts

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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.

Nero’s Grille

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



On the Patio

405 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston 973-758-1111

Baumgart’s Café

4175 Town Center Way, Livingston 973-422-0955 Offering a variety of delicacy from a multi-national menu, from sesame chicken, to pastrami, and homemade ice cream.

Eppes Essen of Livingston

105 E Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-994-1120

Pizzetta Enoteca

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

Strip House

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

Ritz Diner

72 East Mt. Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-533-1213 • 973-533-6949 The “go to” diner in Essex County cited it’s consistency and fresh food as the main reason for their devoted fan base. There is something on the menu for everyone. Winning Best Diner in the 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

A New York, Jewish-Style Deli & Restaurant offering home-style cooking.

Il Vicolo Ristorante

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

113 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-740-0016 Owners Jimmy and Benny take pride in using only the freshest ingredients in the preparation of

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

MILLBURN Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine

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


407 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair 973-233-9400

earth tones of terra cotta and wheat. Open 7 days a week and features live Jazz every Friday and Saturday nights. Wine bar/BYO,ENT, H, LP, MCC, $MOD, SF, RR

Fresh, Healthy & Authentic

Gluten Free Menu Available!

Ruthies BBQ & Pizza

64 ½ Chestnut Street, Montclair 973-509-1134 Serving American classics, their barbeque is seasoned with custom dry rub, then cooked low and slow over hickory or mesquite. On the weekends, they have live blues bands. Seafood Delight with Fresh Ginger and Scallion over vegetables

Tiny Elephant

Offering fresh, creative, high-quality sushi and European cuisine.

Bistro 18


18 S. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair 973-233-0800

Best Chinese Restaurant for 6 Consecutive Years

Featuring a new American cuisine with European & Asian influences.

Fricassee French Bistro

6 Park Street, Montclair • 973-744-2191 An intimate French Bistro that embodies the essence of French cuisine and gives their own tasty interpretation of classic dishes.


19 S. Park Street, Montclair 973-509-9077 Offering distinctive Italian cuisine inspired by the every day family cooking.

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.


11 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair 973-746-6778


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,

199 Bellevue Avenue • Upper Montclair • 973.509.8878 Order Online: Open Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm, Sun 11am-9:30 pm


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.

Uncle Moustache

701 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-233-9500 An intimate French Bistro that embodies the essence of French cuisine and gives their own tasty interpretation of classic dishes.

Enjoy classic Italian food prepared by proprieter/ chef John Giglio in a their newly redesigned dining room. The atmosphere is fresh and modern in

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Celebrate Father’s Day with Mark & Julie’s Ice Cream GOLD WINNER


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. 6/30/15.





RESTAURANT GUIDE (continued from page 59)

The Wood Pit BBQ

108-110 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair • 973-954-4679


Veggie Heaven

TS Ma Chinese Cuisine

A restaurant specializing in Asian vegetarian dishes.

This restaurant adds a southern barbecue flavor to fine gourmet food, specializing in wood smoked ribs, chicken beef and other smoked meats.

631 Valley Road, Upper Montclair • 973-783-1088

VERONA Bella Gente Trattoria Ristorante


633 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona • 973-239-4416

El Matador Mexican Restaurant

Provide a casual dining experience as well as a formal dining experience with a beautiful Mediterranean décor.

258 Montgomery St, Bloomfield, NJ 07003 973-866-5390 Mexican restaurant offering 100% authentic Mexican cuisine and homestyle cooking.

Kim’s Sushi

458 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052 973-669-2800 Great fresh sushi. A must try!

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

Verona Inn

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

Upstairs Restaurant & Bar

Star Tavern

608 Valley Rd, Upper Montclair • 973-744-4144

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

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

Uptown 596

596 Valley Road, Upper Montclair • 973-744-0915 A restaurant offering brunch and dinner focuses on a fresh, local approach to cooking.

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


555 Passaic Ave, West Caldwell 973-808-2288 Authentic blends of Indian and Thai cuisine in a warmly adorned restaurant


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

Gennaro’s Cucina

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

Original Pancake House

817 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell 973-575-9161

WEST ORANGE China Gourmet

468 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange 973-731-6411 A wonderful friendly atmosphere serving delicious authentic Chinese cuisine.


Suburban Essex

June 2015

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

Fine Mediterranean Cuisine

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

Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

Due Amici Ristorante

450 Main Street, West Orange 973-669-0027 A family owned Italian restaurant & catering serves authentic Italian dishes.

ing spectacular views, they offer American cuisine that appeals to the entire family.

Sefarat Mediterranean Cuisine

Highlawn Pavilion

The Manor

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

McLoone’s Boathouse

9 Cherry Lane, West Orange 862-252-7108 •

Call for Details

460 Pleasant Valley Way, 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

Sefarat Mediterranean Cuisine

Private Party Room Available

973-669-3582 460 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-669-3582 • Offering casual yet elegant dining featuring unsurpassed Mediterranean cuisine. The dishes are all made with the finest and freshest vegetables and meats; and the exotic Mediterranean desserts are made fresh daily on site. The perfect place to host large celebrations. BYO, LP, SP, MCC, TO

Hours: Sunday -Thursday 11am - 10pm, Friday & Saturday 11am - 11pm Free Delivery • Free Parking

Make your next dinner an experience worth remembering.

SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar

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.

Located within the South Mountain Recreation Complex, on the banks of the reservoir, showcas-

Reserve Now for Father’s Day & Graduation Parties! SINCE 1996


“Casual Italian Dining”

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


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)


111 Prospect Avenue | West Orange, NJ 07052 | 973-731-2360



June 2015



Competition on the Race Track


recently sat down with professional race car driver Frankie Montecalvo (, who’s making a name for himself in the international racing world. We talked about competitive racing mindset. Barry Farber

Barry Farber: What type of preparation are you doing prior to the race? Frankie Montecalvo: Practice time is very short on a race weekend so I do a lot of different things before I’m even at the racetrack. If I haven’t been at the track before, the preparation is a little bit more intense. I will find out information about the circuit—the bumps, the turns, the layout… everything. I can draw a map in my mind of any circuit I’ve already been to because I have drilled that into my memory. I visualize each lap and I watch a video of the car I’ve driven there. I sometimes go on a simulator but I am a very “seat of the pants” driver because I like to feel the car and the way it moves. Driving the actual car is much more realistic; a simulator really just helps me shake off the dust and get used to the track again.

itself. We have to strategize; whether we are aggressive or conservative depends on where we start.

I think about that last lap for motivation while I’m training in the gym and that pushes me farther.

BF: What goes on in your mind during the race?

BF: What is unique about race car driving over other sports?

FM: I try not to break my concentration; you’re in the zone and your skill set should automatically take over. The more you think about it the more you get out of the zone and can actually mess up (not a good thing on a race track). You want to allow your subconscious mind to utilize your trained skills.

FM: Racecar driving is a complete mental chess game. It’s very, very physical. Once you’re physically fit as a driver it really comes down to your mental ability to focus and concentrate. With changes in the car and on the track you have to adapt quickly and not lose your focus.

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” -Mario Andretti

The day before the race is more about what I want to accomplish in the race At times you obviously have to think about what you need to accomplish; that’s why I do a lot of (preparation) beforehand. Going into the race, things change and you really need to act on what’s coming at you, and how you’re moving forward. BF: Why is competitive drive so important? FM: I’m a very competitive person. I always strive to be the best at whatever I do. Racing is basically winning or losing and if you’re not on the top step you haven’t reached the maximum potential of what you can do. There’s no reason you can’t be the best if you push and try your hardest.

BF: Vince Lombardi once said, “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” Talk about that from a racing perspective. FM: Yes, fatigue can happen both mentally and physically; that’s what you have to train for so it doesn’t affect your race outcome. When you are racing and you’re neck-and-neck with other drivers, your adrenaline is going through the roof so it’s so important to keep calm and relaxed, and have your physical and mental ability sharp. You cannot let fatigue set in during the race because it can hurt you by having an accident or losing the race.

Frankie Montecalvo, a professional race car driver Barry Farber consults with corporations, professional athletes and entertainers helping them market their products and gain access to new business. He’s the best-selling author of 12 books translated into 25 foreign languages with over one million copies sold. Barry is a monthly columnist for Inc magazine and the coinventor of the FoldzFlat® Pen. You can see him on QVC selling out unique and innovative inventions. He’s a featured guest on CNN, Fox, CNBC and hosted over 400 Radio and Television shows in New York City, Washington and on the Comcast Television Network. He currently hosts “Breakthrough with Barry Farber” with over 1.5 million listeners. Visit him at: or email him at:


Suburban Essex

June 2015


The Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage throughout our historic Parks System. Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze, and dance to the sounds of summer.

Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. Essex County Executive


Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. Essex County Executive the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs





FIREWORKS CELEBRATIONS NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Friday, June 26 ~ 7:30pm Branch Brook Park, Heller Parkway, Newark In case of rain, the concert will be held at an indoor location and the fireworks will be rescheduled.

SHADOWS OF THE 60’s Tuesday, June 30 (RAIN DATE: JULY 2) ~7:30pm Weequahic Park, Newark “SIMPLY DIAMOND” A TRIBUTE TO NEIL DIAMOND Wednesday, July 1 (RAIN DATE: JULY 2) ~ 7:30pm Brookdale Park, Bloomfield/Montclair



HOUSE MUSIC FESTIVAL Saturday, June 20 ~ 12noon-8pm Weequahic Park, Newark GOSPEL FESTIVAL Saturday, June 20 ~ 12noon-5pm Monte Irvin Orange Park, Orange CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL Saturday, August 8 ~ 11am-8pm Monte Irvin Orange Park, Orange

LIVE AT YOUR ESSEX COUNTY PARK All performances begin at 7pm. AIR NATIONAL GUARD BAND Wednesday, June 24 Veterans Memorial Park, Newark BRICK CITY JAZZ ORCHESTRA Thursday, June 25 ~ Yanticaw Park, Nutley FRANK VALDES QUINTET Tuesday, July 7 ~ Independence Park, Newark CARRIE JACKSON Wednesday, July 8 ~ Irvington Park, Irvington GRADIE STONE Tuesday, July 14 ~ Monte Irvin Orange Park, Orange JUNIOR VEGA Wednesday, July 15 ~ Riverbank Park, Newark MALCOLM X: A COMMENTARY WITH TRILOGY AN OPERA COMPANY Thursday, July 16 ~ Weequahic Park, Newark JERSEY SOUND Tuesday, July 21 ~ Kip’s Castle Park, Verona

21st ANNUAL FOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL Saturday, August 8 ~ 4pm-9pm Ivy Hill Park, Newark

BRADFORD HAYES Wednesday, July 22 ~ West Side Park, Newark

OLD SCHOOL MUSIC FESTIVAL Saturday, August 15 ~ 11am-8pm Monte Irvin Orange Park, Orange

DENISE HAMILTON Wednesday, July 29 ~ Watsessing Park, Bloomfield/East Orange

LATINO FESTIVAL Sunday, August 16 ~ 10am-8pm Monte Irvin Orange Park, Orange

SYMPHONICS Tuesday, August 4 Grover Cleveland Park, Caldwell/Essex Fells

ESSEX COUNTY TALENT SHOWCASE Sunday, August 23 ~ 2pm-7pm Monte Irvin Orange Park, Orange MIKE GRIOT’S ESSEX COUNTY SOUTH MOUNTAIN INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL Sunday, September 13 ~ 11am-8pm South Mountain Reservation, West Orange *These events are co-sponsored by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs.

GORDON JAMES Wednesday, August 5 ~ Ivy Hill Park, Newark RICHARD REITER Tuesday, August 11 ~ Vailsburg Park, Newark LATIN SPLENDOR Wednesday, August 12 ~ Riverfront Park, Newark COUNT BASIE TRIBUTE BAND Friday, August 14 Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange



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