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Suburban Essex

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Suburban Essex


JUNE 2016

By Warren Westura

VOL. 24 NO. 5

David J. Black

If You Could Have Any Superpower, What Would It Be?


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I’d be invisible because then I have the opportunity to know what was on other people’s minds and whether or not they were being straight up.

Mine would be to live forever. I am curious about what would happen. —Sharon Kornstein, Livingston

—Marcella Gencarelli, Caldwell

Read minds so I could know what people are really thinking.

I would cure everyone of cancer. —Ann Borsella, Wayne

—Dr. Stacy Oberfield, West Caldwell




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I would fly, so I could be closer to my mother. I could get places quicker, and I would not have to drive.

I want to go back in time. —Maria Palumbo, Nutley

—Sherry DeBrabanter, North Caldwell Super strength. To overcome fear and help others overcome fear as well.

I would like to be able to see into the future, so I could be a little more prepared for life.

—Maryann Ranucci, North Caldwell

—Laura Okin, Montville

I would fly so I could get anywhere fast. —Julie Pak, Montclair

Disappearing Act. Because you just want to disappear sometimes to reconnect with yourself and come back. —Bionne McNair, West Orange




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On the Spot

30 Pet Section

What Superpower Would You Want?

30 Cat, Dog & Human Food: How Can Our Food Harm Our Pets

Best of Essex 2016 Categories

31 Essex County Dog Parks 32 Resource Directory

10 Inside Essex Exciting Local News & Happenings

70 Diamond Minds The Giver’s Harvest

39 The New Look of Quartz 40 Summer Home Update to Enhance Your Space

20 Audio Video Construction Event

41 Color Trends of 2016

48 Cats in the Garden X

51 Health Profile

27 This Just In…

New Jersey Plastic Surgery

For Dads and Grads

58 Bon Appetite

29 In The Marketplace Making a Home or Business Smart is Easy Suburban Essex

68 Suburban Essex ‘A’ List

39 Domain

12 Calendar of Events


60 Restaurant Guide

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Inside ESSEX Theater Arts Summer Camps for All Ages


he mission of New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts is to provide campers with a safe, fun, exciting environment in which to learn theater skills. They provide the highest quality theater education while encouraging students to hone their unique talents, to develop their confidence and to discover the joy of being on stage. Each student is given the opportunity to shine in his/her own way. The professional child will be given invaluable tools to help move ahead on a career path. 2016 summer camps are offered for all age groups: Full Day Performance Camps, Kids on Stage (grades 3-5), Summer Stage (grades 6-12), One-Week Tween/Teen Intensives in Acting, Improv, Musical Theater and more. New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts, a Best of Essex 2015 Gold Winner, is located at 593 Bloomfield Avenue in Bloomfield. For more information or to register, call 973-566-9700 or visit

13 Year-Old North Caldwell Resident Publishes Inspirational Book of Poetry


t is often difficult to filter out the sadness and conflict in the world today. It’s everywhere— and can try even the most upbeat person. For 13-year-old Emily Talkow of North Caldwell, something needed to be done to change the negative energy and to help bring back hope to those in need. Initially propelled by the sorrow surrounding the November 2015 Paris attacks, Talkow aimed to create a wave of positivity with her book, Soar, available on Amazon. Soar is brimming with quotes about different topics—from Optimism to Overcoming Obstacles, with the chapter introductions written by Talkow. Her goal is to make a positive impact on, as she says, “those who need hope, a hug, or a high-five.” To add to the spirit of giving back, all profits from Soar will be donated to educational organizations in low-income areas, funneled through the 8th grade learning project fund at Talkow’s school, Montclair Kimberly Academy. So which quote is Emily’s favorite these days? She says it’s a quote, by Olympian canoe sprinter Carrie Johnson—“Falling in life is inevitable, staying down is optional.” It is one that helps her keep her spirits up and face everyday challenges.

African Adventure Exhibit Opens at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo


ssex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. opened the African Adventure Exhibit at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo on Tuesday, May 17th. The exhibit is the largest at Turtle Back and features four Masai giraffes, eland, whistling ducks, ostrich and tortoises. Joining the County Executive at the ribbon cutting were Governor Chris Christie, First Lady Mary Pat Christie and Abigail Puleo from Nutley, a grade-school student who is recovering from cancer. “Of all the new natural habitat-themed exhibits and attractions we have introduced through the years at Turtle Back, the African Adventure Exhibit with our four giraffes probably has created more excitement among the community and our visitors. This anticipation and the opportunity to see exotic animals that we probably would never see up close are at the heart of our mission to raise awareness and promote education about animals, the environment and conservation,” DiVincenzo said. Turtle Back Zoo is located at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. The zoo is open daily from 10am-4:30pm. For more information call 973-731-5800 or visit www.


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Not Your Average Market: Fresh from the Farm By Katrina Musto


armers markets have gained popularity as more local farmers have begun to sell fruit and vegetables and often meat, cheese, and bakery products directly to consumers. Ripe tomatoes, juicy peaches and fresh corn on the cob have quite the appeal when sold right in your downtown. Customers can enjoy taking a casual stroll through the markets as they pick and choose. Most markets are open until Thanksgiving and provide deals on their eats as soon as the weather warms up. The following towns host farmer’s markets annually: Bloomfield, Ironbound, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Montclair, Newark Downtown District Common Greens, Nutley, Roseland, and South Orange. Check with each town’s website for hours of operation and schedule.


Staying on Dentistry’s Cutting Edge


taying on the cutting edge of dentistry involves one principal concept: continuing education,” says Dr. William G. Ranucci, D.M.D; chief surgeon, Oral & Maxillofacial Associates in Montclair. His office hosts study club meetings several times a year for dentists to share ideas and new techniques while receiving continuing education credits. The group was created to further the education of practicing dentists and staff and is highly recommended Dr. Ranucci to perpetuate successful treatment outcomes in dentistry. Dr. Ranucci believes “the best way to keep up with innovative procedures in dentistry is to share your knowledge with colleagues.”

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28th Annual Spring Fine Art & Crafts at Brookdale Park June 18-19

Meet over 160 juried fine artists and fine crafters, taste a variety of specialty foods, and learn what inspires creativity - all at Essex County’s Brookdale Park. Co-sponsored by Rose Squared Productions, Inc. and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, 10am-5pm, rain or shine, this free to the public show features American made, hand crafted work, in jewelry, fiber, leather, glass, clay, metal and wood as well as fine art, sculpture and fine photography. Located on Watchung, Bellevue and Grove Avenues in Bloomfield/Montclair. (For GPS use 473 Watchung Ave, Bloomfield). Unlimited parking within the park. For more information go to

Ongoing Southeast Asia: Art of a Cultural Crossroads The works of art in this gallery provide a glimpse into the rich artistic legacy of five major world religions viewed through the cultural lens of Southeast Asia. Indigenous forms of nature and ancestor worship as well as Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity have all had dramatic and lasting effects on the diverse peoples of Southeast Asia. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550. www.newarkmuseum.

Undaunted Spirit: Native American Art The final phase in MAM’s major reinstallation of the Rand Gallery of Native American Art. The new installation’s overarching theme is the stylistic development of Native American art traditions and the historical contexts in which these changes were made. A major goal is to highlight the great resiliency of Native people and their ability to keep art traditions alive while adapting to changing conditions. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

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The Most Unusual Exhibits at Historic Speedwell and Fosterfields Living Historical Farm Take a journey into the past through four new exhibits on display at Historic Speedwell in Morristown and Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township, “Commodes, Coffins and Consumption,” “Gross Practices of the Past,” “Food for Thought” and “Food and Entertainment”, exhibitions engage through hands-on activities, vibrant graphics, and astounding artifacts and archives from the Morris County Park Commission’s collections. 973-326-7600.

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Waterworks Artists Show Waterworks, a diverse group of artists who met at the NJ School of Visual Arts under the direction of W. Carl Burger, will hold an art show at the library through June. An opening reception, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will be held on Sunday, June 5 from 2:15-4pm. The public is invited to attend. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

Wednesday, June 1 South Orange Farmers’ Market Some of the many items for sale at this market include: organic foods, baked goods, cheese, flowers, seafood, herbs, vegetables, honey, jams, maple, meats, nuts and poultry. 2-7pm. 14 Sloan St., South Orange.

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The new African Adventure Exhibit at Turtle Back Zoo. The exhibit is the largest at Turtle Back Zoo and features four Masai giraffes, eland, whistling ducks, ostrich and tortoises. Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800.

Alstede Farms Strawberry Picking This NJ farm has a lot to offer. Strawberry picking thru June, honey from hives on the farm, farm animals, activities for the kids, a farm stand and tons of pickyour-own options. Free pull wagons are available to assist you in transporting your harvest. Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester. 908-879-7189.

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West Side Story Musical Production The exhibition explores the ways in which local artists interpreted America’s rural, maritime, and urban spaces and portrayed daily life using the Impressionist devices of capturing the moment with brisk brushstrokes, a vibrant palette, and atmospheric effects. Runs thru June 19. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-7465555.

Summer Garden Program, Dig it! Plant it! Eat it!. Through hands-on gardening, tours of the Museum’s exceptional eighteenthcentury kitchen, and an art-making experience with New Jersey artist and storyteller, Linda Howe, children will learn about the growth of the gardens and the ways in which the residents in the past prepared and stored fruits and vegetables to sustain the household throughout the year. They will also learn to consider the positive environmental impact of pollinating insects and birds and participate in the creative aspect of tending green space. Call or visit web for dates and times. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown.

Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet‚ it’s the Sharks and the Jets like you’ve never seen them before. The score is a musical masterpiece by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim— songs that have become part of our very culture. “Runs thru June 26. Call for dates and times. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343.

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Cottage Garden Concert Series Live musical entertainment performed by talented artists, accompanied by light refreshments and the beauty of nature in the Cottage Garden. Registration required. June 3, Alan Rigoletto, Classical Guitar, June 10, The Break Lights, Indie and June 24, The Buskers, Country. 7-8pm. Frelinguysen Aboretum, 53 Hanover Rd., Whippany. 973-326-7600.

Women’s Workshops June programs are: “Intimacy and Sex in Your Marriage” and “Be Prepared!” Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

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

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Renowned artist Kenneth Weiner will reveal the methods behind his unique, award-winning drawings in a new course entitled “Freestyle Drawing: The Lively Art of Line.” To run 8 Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., from June 1 through July 20. Beginning and more advanced artists are welcome. Art @ 1275 Studio & Gallery at 1275 Bloomfield Ave., Unit 3, in the Pio Costa Complex, Fairfield. 973403-1935.

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Maysan Etching—Handmade Etched Wood Art Exhibition The public is invited to a free Meet the Artist reception. Saud Omran, the artist of Maysan Etching is inspired by the natural beauty of wood. The natural grains of the eco-friendly wood are hand finished and individually carved which are turned into a unique masterpiece for your home or office. 2-5pm. Runs thru June 30. Art @ 1275 Studio & Gallery, 1275 Bloomfield Ave. #3, Fairfield.

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

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A group exhibition showcasing art’s storytelling impact through visual media and the artists’ own language. Runs thru August 20. Studio Montclair’s Galleries at Academy Square, the SMI Gallery @ Academy Square and the SMI Virginia S. Block Gallery, first and second floors of 33 Plymouth St., Montclair.

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Farm Camp This year the Montclair Community Farms, Montclair Historical Society, and Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H will be partnering for all camp sessions. Scholarships available for families in need. Camp themes include: Down on the Farm—Experience farm life in suburban New Jersey. Homegrown Living—Connecting to each other, the community, and the farm; Back to the Future—Learning from the past to make a better future. For more information or registration contact Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H at 973-353-1337 or Camp held at 108 Orange Road, Montclair.

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Creative minds are at work to make 2016’s Summer Programs at NJPAC an unforgettable experience for young people involved in the performing arts. All-Female Jazz Residency, Hip-Hop Intensive, The Young Artist Summer Intensive & The Second City at NJPAC. For more information about Summer at NJPAC visit, email or call 973-353-7058.

Susan Winter, textured paintings Through June 19. Arts/Theater Lobby, JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

Art Showcases Endless Pursuits; adult students of JCC School of the Arts. Runs thru August 23. Steiner Court and Theater Lobby and Steiner Court Showcases JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

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Summer is HOT at GlassRoots Fill those summer days with creativity and magic. Programs include classes in bead making, flat glass and glassblowing. Supervised lunch is also available. Weekdays from 9am-Noon OR 1-4pm. GlassRoots, 10 Bleeker St., Newark.

Sally Lebwohl, pastels and Eric Beckerich, sculpture Through June 19. Gaelen Gallery East, JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange.


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Registration is now open for Young Performers Workshop Summer Intensive. The program runs July 11 through August 14, Monday through Friday from 9am to 4:30pm. The Summer Intensive culminates with a Summer Festival of Shows with performances August 8 through 14. Registration deadline is June 27. Centenary Stage Company, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979–0900.

“Eating To Get Energized”. Presented by local business owners, this free workshop series focuses on more advanced topics and challenges common to established small businesses. Learn more about managing smart growth, making the most of your resources and putting new marketing and sales strategies to work. 7-8:30pm. West Orange Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave., West Orange. 973-747-7387.

The Essex Watercolor Club Exhibit New Jersey’s oldest watercolor organization is now in its 84th year. The Exhibit of about 50 original watercolor paintings can be viewed during library hours. Artists Reception and Awards Presentations on Saturday, June 4, 2-4:30pm. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Runs thru June 30. Main Gallery of the Morris County Library, 30 East Hanover Ave., Whippany.

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Michelle Frankel, certified matchmaker, dating coach and founder of NYCity Matchmaking, will present an informal discussion and Q&A about successful online dating. The five tricks to meet the match will be discussed. Free. Registration required. 6:30pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

“ViewPoints 2016” Art Exhibit Studio Montclair’s 19th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, “ViewPoints 2016,” will feature the work of nearly 100 American and international artists. The show, co-sponsored by Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, will run thru June 30. The opening reception and award ceremony on June 11th, 6-9pm, is expected to welcome hundreds of art lovers, collectors, curators, and participating artists. Wed. - Fri. noon-6pm, Sat. 11am-4pm. Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, 591 Broad St., Newark. 862-500-1447.

America Performs Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song “A Horse With No Name”. Forty plus years later, these friends are still making music together, touring the world and thrilling audiences with their timeless sound. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Livingston Farmers Market This is a seasonal open air market featuring fruits and vegetables, homemade items, plants and more. Thursdays, Noon-6pm. Through October. Livingston Farmers Market, 45 South Livingston Ave., Livingston. 973-992-8080. 16

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Homeschooling Meeting: How-To Faire Check out the Library’s monthly Homeschooling meeting and make friends with other families. Youth Services Librarian, Enola Romano, displays a comprehensive collection of parenting books provided for your family. This month join the How-To Faire by demonstrating how to do something. For example, show how to sew on a button, make oobelck, or tattoo a banana. 11am1pm. No registration required. The Montclair Public Library Auditorium, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

NJ Audubon: Field Trip Field Trip. You will tour Greenwood Gardens in search of summer residents. Explore several habitats, including hardwood forest, conifer stands, ponds and meadows. You will also venture into South Mountain Reservation through the “back door”. Led by Dave Hall, Associate Naturalist. Registration required. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-258-4026.

Free Skin Cancer Screenings Saint Barnabas Medical Center and local dermatologists will provide free skin cancer screenings. All are welcome and encouraged to attend, especially those with abnormal-looking or changing moles. An appointment is required. June 2; 4:306:30pm. June 6; 2:30-5pm. June 20; 8:30-0:30am. Atkins Kent Building, 101 Old Short Hills Rd., Suite 401, West Orange. 1-888-724-7123.

Lego Club A freestyle-building session of the Lego Club. 6pm. Roseland Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. Call 973-226-8636 to sign up.

Tree Planting & Maintenance Mistakes Presentation Learning to recognize common errors made by those of us who purchase, install and care for trees in the landscape is a first step toward enhanced beauty and better survival. Participants will learn from visual examples of “tree care gone wrong” and awaken to a greater awareness of proper cultural practices by Van Vleck Garden Manager Laura Roberts. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 10am-Noon. Registration required. To Register: email or call 973-744-4752

Morristown Festival of Summer Spotlight Books Featuring Paula McLain, the New York Times best-­ selling author of “The Paris Wife”. The evening will include audience Q & A and a sparkling wine reception/book signing immediately following the author’s talk. The ticketed event, where Linda Hellstrom, MFOB co-­chair, will also announce the Festival’s much-­anticipated fall Keynote Speaker, is generously sponsored by Adrienne and S. Dillard Kirby. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-­ 3700.

Best of Essex Winner–3 Years in a Row! Cocktails And Canvas – Japanese Cherry Blossoms An experienced art instructor, Dalila DeCarvalho, will guide you step by step to create your very own masterpiece that you can be proud of for years to come… all while sipping a glass of wine. No previous painting experience needed. All materials included. Refreshments will be served, please bring your favorite bottle of wine. Registration required. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 273-9121908.

Friday, June 3 Love is in The Air Gala You are cordially invited to the 5th Annual Gala in support of Halos for Angels, Inc. Honoring the 2016 outstanding volunteer Angels. Buffet, beer, wine, cash Bar available, dressy casual attire. Live & silent auctions, 50/50 and tricky tray. Live entertainment by The Powertones. 6:30-10pm. Hanover Manor, East Hanover. 973-845-9636.

Caldwell Farmers Market Studio Montclair Presents “In Motion: Movement in Art”

Some of the many items for sale at this market: organic foods, baked goods, cheese, flowers, eggs, vegetables, meats. Thru October. Fridays from noon-6pm through October. Municpal Lot between Smull and Personette (behind the Caldwell Cinema) Caldwell.

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From abstract mark making to the representation of a body in action, the exhibition depicts movement in a variety of styles and media. Viewers have the opportunity to explore the diverse ways that motion—the passage of time—can be portrayed through art and experience a sense of time, either swift or seeming to slowly float. The opening reception is on Monday, June 6, 7:15 to 8:45pm, and is preceded by Studio Montclair’s annual meeting which begins at 6:30. Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

The annual Spring production features the talents of dozens of young performers. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time captures hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical. 7:30pm. June 4, 2 & 7:30pm. June 5, 2pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Roseland Farmers Market This seasonal open air market features Jersey Fresh produce, locally produced baked goods, pickles, breads, pasta, sauces and more. Roseland County Fairgrounds at the corner of Roseland and Harrison Aves., Roseland. Fridays, noon-7pm. June-October. (continued on page 18)


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“Roses To Rock Gardens” Garden Tour “Roses to Rock Gardens” Garden Tour includes a self-guided tour of 7 very distinctive gardens located in Montclair and Glen Ridge. At 9:30am, enjoy a coffee reception at Van Vleck and a talk by acclaimed landscape designer Chuck Baum of Charles Baum New Garden Network. Tickets are available through June 3 and 4. Gardens can only be visited once. Not all gardens are wheelchair accessible. Tour 11am-4pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. Purchase tickets at 973-7444752 or

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“Big Fish” Production Featuring music and lyrics by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa and a book by screenwriter John August. The musical is based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the film, directed by Tim Burton. The show has been called “a magnificent ‘big fish’ of a tale itself— spectacular, fantastical, and overflowing with love.” 4th Wall is presenting the new “12 chair” version, created for a smaller cast. Also June 4, 10 & 11, 8pm. June 5 & 12, 3pm. Westminster Arts Center Bloomfield College, 467 Franklin St., Bloomfield. 973-748-9000.

Walking Tour: A Woman About Town Learn about Montclair’s history, focusing on the late 1800s to mid-1900s, a period of great growth and change, as it would have likely been experienced by this Montclair family. The tour shines 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 and the Montclair Women’s Club, light refreshments served at the end. Tour starting at 15 Prospect Terrace, Montclair. Register by calling 973-744-1796 or

Parkinson’s Support Group A free support group for those with Parkinson’s and other neuromuscular/ movement disorders. For more information and to register, please contact Heidi Schnapp at 973-322-5620 or Also June 6.1:30-2:30pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

An Exhibition of Nature Photographs David DesRochers and Phil Witt, long time instructors for Sherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary photography workshop series, have been photographing the natural world for decades. Their pictures have won awards in numerous competitions. Their enthusiasm for both nature and photography is evident in their images—ranging from local landscapes to wildlife from the Galapagos, Costa Rica and Tanzania. Runs thru August 20. Isobel Wayrick Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville.

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood-The Two Man Group Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood improvise new material every night from audience suggestions and participation. They are known by TV audiences for their work on Whose Line is it Anyway? 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.


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Organic foods, baked goods, cheese, eggs, seafood, herbs, vegetables, honey, jams & Meats. Fridays 8am-3pm. Essex Street at Town Hall, Millburn.

Lizzie Curry and her family operate a struggling cattle ranch in a rural, drought-ridden town in Texas in the 1930s. Despite the troubles of the ranch, the family’s top priority is finding loveless Lizzie a suitable husband. When a charming man named Starbuck arrives in town, though, Lizzie and her town are turned upside down. 5pm and Sunday June 5 at 7pm. Centenary Stage Co., Sitnik Theatre, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

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The dances of Nai-Ni Chen fuse the dynamic freedom of American modern dance with the elegant splendor of Asian art. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 973-353-7058.

Saturday, June 4 Street Fair car Show and Concert Street Fair 11am-5pm. Over 100 crafters & retailers & over 15 food trucks and soft drink vendors. Classic Car Show 11am-4 PM. Vote for your favorite car trophies for the 3 top choices. Concert featuring Rude Boy George 4- 6pm. Free admission, beer & sangria garden, bounce houses, hot air balloon rides. 211 Main St., West Orange

Peter and the Wolf Musical Production Young performers workshop annual spring festival of shows. With both music and text written by Sergei Prokofiev, Peter, lives at his grandfather’s cottage in a forest clearing. Peter captures a big grey wolf saving the other woodland creatures. 11am and Sunday June 5 at 4pm. Centenary Stage Co., Sitnik Theatre, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

The Summit Farmers Market continues to be a popular Sunday morning destination where visitors can purchase fresh, local and regional goods, including a variety of organic produce, plants and flowers, and specialty items. 8am-1pm. DeForest Ave. & Maple St. (Park & Shop Lot #2)

Turn your backyard into a haven for wildlife with a wonderful selection of native wildflowers, ferns, grasses, shrubs and small trees. These plants have been specially selected to appeal to wildlife. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers available on the day of the sale to help you with your plant selections. 9am-4pm. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble R., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

14th Annual Essex County Open House Visit the Zoo for games and activities that entertain and provide information to raise public awareness about the programs and services provided by Essex County. Enjoy the treetop adventure, paddle boating, carousel, minGolf safari, pony rides, miniature train ride, outback adventure and aviary walk and visit the natural habitat exhibits. 10am-2pm. Turtle Back Zoo, Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-621-4400.

Hammerin’ Blacksmithing Master Class Put your hands to work as William Barrett, of Bill Barrett Custom Knives, leads a beginner blacksmithing class on basic blacksmithing technique. Prior experience will be helpful, but not necessary. Use the skills you learn to create a project to take home. 10am-4pm. Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown. (continued on page 20)

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Audio Video Construction Event Hosted By: SAMM Sound and J. Silver Design Build Thursday, June 23rd 5-8pm 1103 Bloomfield Ave., West Caldwell 973-575-8910 |

ART in the Garden Annual fundraiser and garden party under the stars with heavenly skies, cocktails, music....and guests. Celebrate the extraordinary contributions of long-time community partners The Summit Garden Club, and The Honorable Ellen Dickson and Chip Dickson who have generously reached into their private cellar to provide all the wines for this year’s fundraiser. 6-11pm. A highlight of this year’s event will be the exhibition, “The Blue Planet”, waterscapes by renowned artist Julio Valdez, and installation works on the grounds by featured sculptors. Meetthe-artists reception on July 10 from 2–4pm, and will close Oct. 30. Reeves-Reed Arboretum,165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908273-8787.

Children’s Travel Author Event The Verona Public Library is excited to host debut children’s book author Robin Barone, who recently released the book “Where is Robin? USA” with illustrator Robyn Mitchell. The author will host a special story time for children, as well as sign copies of her book. 11am. Verona Public Library, 17 Gould St., Verona. 973-857-4848.


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Let’s Read Together is a family literacy program designed to help kids get ready to read! Each session will highlight fun activities that adults and children can share to help develop early literacy skills. Children of all abilities are welcome. Registration required. Newborns to 5 year-olds. 11am. June 6 at 6:30pm. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

Ballet Performances of “Copellia” and “Tales of Beatrix Potter” With a cornucopia of Potter’s timeless characters and tales, the company brings to life the story of Peter Rabbit and his great misfortune when Farmer McGregor catches him in the cabbage patch. The antic Sly Fox attempts to convince Jemima Puddle Duck to give him her eggs for breakfast, and a charming summer picnic of little mice is soon disrupted by two troublemakers who invade the basket of goodies, creating havoc and humor. 4pm. The Centenary Stage Company, Lackland Center for the Performing Arts on Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-850-0709.

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One great reason for using Mediums with your Acrylic Paint is because of their versatility. Create different effects and different finishes using Liquitex Mediums with Liquitex Colors. You can paint thicker, thinner, textured glossier or more matte. 1-3pm. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., Essex Green Mall, West Orange 973-669-0995.

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

Rainbow Breakfast Cooking Class Join chef Diane Marino and participate in cooking rainbow pancakes, bagels, fruit salad, jello blocks and rainbow marshmallows. Ages 3-7 with parent. 1011:30am. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Bond & Beyond The music is Bond, James Bond, as the NJSO takes you into the world of your favorite spy. The legacy of 007 comes alive in a symphonic tribute featuring music from five decades of Bond films, including Casino Royale, Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever and more. NJPAC, One Center St., Newark. 973-353-7058.

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Artist: Sandra Anton Get an inside glimpse of the art world by attending the Decorative and Fine Arts Open House & Sale. Artists-in-residence work in a variety of disciplines: clay, jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, painting, printmaking, and photography. Ongoing demonstrations and a group show in The Gallery. Free admission. Also June 5,11am-5pm. Essex County Riker Hill Art Park, 284 Beaufort Ave, Livingston. 973-992-8806.

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3rd Annual Music Festival Tierney’s Tavern in association with Applegate Farm presents the 3rd annual music festival with delicious food and multiple stages. Featuring The defending Champions, Karyn Kuhl Band, Watcuhung Mountain Riders, Billy Hector, Lil’ Bastad., The Fabulous Flemtones, Bern And The Brights, Bottle of Bread, School of Rock Junior Band and School of Rock Senior Band. This year benefiting Montclair Animal Shelter. All ages up until 8pm. 21 and older after 9pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 138 Valley Rd., Montclair.

Closing for Summer Sale New Eyes for the Needy Fabulous Finds Resale Shop will have a special “Closing for Summer Sale”. Check out the wide assortment of fine and costume jewelry, watches, designer sunglasses and small home décor items. Many items half off. 100% of the proceeds fund eyeglasses for the needy in the U.S. 10am-1pm. New Eyes for the Needy, 549 Millburn Ave., Short Hills. 973-376-4903.

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Revisit the Golden Age of Rock’n’Roll with the stars who made the hits. Charlie Thomas (The Drifters), “Duke of Earl” Gene Chandler, The Duprees, Shirley Alston Reeves (The Shirelles), The Coasters, special guest Ladd Vance and more. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Center, One Center St., Newark. 973-353-7058.

The Potting Shed Staff will demonstrates a hands-on DIY garden project in the Potting Shed. Noon- 1pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7603.

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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. Featuring Bill Sims Jr., Eliza Neals and Tomás Doncker. 7pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Come dressed as your favorite princess, pirate or just as you are. There will be games, crafts, snacks, face painting and a visit from some very special Disney princesses. Great photo opportunities. 10am-Noon. Roseland Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. Call 973-226-8636 to sign up.


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Guys and Dolls Musical Dance Theatre Next Door and DanceLife Academy Present Guys and Dolls. Be prepared to be dazzled. Recommended for all ages. 12pm show – South Orange students. 3:30pm show – East Hanover students. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-3132787.

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Raised in a family of steamfitters, including her father, Danielle Tegeder is fascinated by architecture, urbanism, and engineering, which inspire her abstract drawings, paintings, installations, and animations. Runs thru July, 30. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Rosa Passos Performs A Brazilian singer, songwriter and guitarist from Salvador (Bahia), the coastal town that gave birth to some of the greatest names of Brazilian music such as Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa or the most legendary of them all - João Gilberto. Rosa has actually been called a “female João Gilberto” - a compliment she takes very seriously since he was one of her greatest influences growing up, leading her to trade in her piano for an acoustic guitar. 7 & 9:30pm. Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant, 6 Depot Square, Montclair. 973-744-2600.

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“Major, How Come You Speak German Without Any Accent?” Lecture So asked Wilhelm Keitel, commander of all German forces, Fritz Oppenheimer took him captive after the Nazi surrender in Berlin, 1945. Harry Handler, grandson of Fritz Oppenheimer recounts the story of a German Jewish boy from Berlin, who joined the Prussian artillery and was awarded the Iron Cross fighting on the German side in World War 1. In 1937. After escaping to America he eventually worked his way up to General Eisenhower’s staff, where he helped write the surrender in World War II. Montclair Historical Society, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

“A Tribute to Carole King” Diane and Gerard Barros and the One Fine Tapestry Band will perform a concert featuring some of Carole King’s great solo hits. They will also perform classics that she wrote for other artists such as the Drifters, Beatles, The Monkees and James Taylor. Free. No registration required. 2pm. Crane Park Gazebo (sponsored by West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Road, West Caldwell). 973-226-5441.

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Verona Park Meditation Circle Nature offers us an opportunity to reflect on the message of Love and Life in every moment. Join, Intuitive Counselor, Sue Waldman, for a walking meditation at Verona park. Through exercises to stay present and focused and having lunch in the Garden of Eden, you will experience a taste of the divine. Bring mat/blanket. 7:30-8:30pm. Advance Registration Required. Call 973-857-4357 (HELP) or visit

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The Lightning Thief—A Musical Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school… again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. 1 & 4pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Taking inspiration from the magnificent natural beauty around us, flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. All levels from beginner to experienced. Bring your own mat. 9:30am–10:45 am. Instructor: Jennifer Hondru-Celestin. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. To Register: email or call 973-744-4752.

Women’s Health/Parent Education at Saint Barnabas offers this class for first-time parents to help prepare for pregnancy, labor and delivery and provide instruction in baby care and a tour of the maternity unit. Four-part weeknight sessions as well as condensed weekend sessions are available. A fee applies. Advanced registration required: 973-322-5360. June 6; 7:15pm. June 11; 9am to 4pm. June 12; 1 to 4pm. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston.

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Creative Aging: Art in the Afternoon MAM invites area seniors to the Museum for an artistic social outing. Participants will enjoy an opportunity to learn about and creatively respond to art from the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Each session will feature tours and engaging conversations in the galleries and thematically related art activities in Leir Hall. Refreshments will be served. 2-3:30pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

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Standing Tall Against Falls— Fall Prevention This program is presented by HealthEASE, created by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, to expand disease prevention services for adults over 60 years old, with the goal of promoting, supporting and sustaining healthier, more independent lives. This program is free of charge and registration is required. Call 973-322-5620 or email 1:30 to 2:30pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

Wednesday, June 8 Pizza & Movie This month’s feature will be “Our Brand is Crisis” A battle-hardened American political consultant is sent to help reelect a controversial president in Bolivia, where she must compete with a longterm rival working for another candidate. Film stars Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton. 1pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

The legendary Dr. John is a six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-2271030.

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Tiny Book Show Poets and educators Maya Stein and Amy Tingle, founders of The Creativity Caravan bring us the Tiny Book Show & Workshop. Featuring hundreds of handmade books, each measuring no more than 3 inches in dimension, and made by artists of all ages from all over the world. They will be offering a unique, hands-on book-making workshop as part of the exhibit stop in Caldwell. Guests of all ages are encouraged to attend. 4pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

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Thursday, June 9

Young Adult Programs This year’s theme is “Get in the Game: Read.” Montclair Public Library invites Montclair students ages 14 and older to participate in the library’s summer volunteer program. Teens must attend one of the four orientation dates. Interested teens will have the opportunity to sign up for volunteer positions, as well as learn about the library’s Summer Reading Club program. Orientations will be held in the 3rd floor; register online. Available orientation dates: June 8 at 6pm, June 13 at 6pm, June 18 at 11am & June 18 at 2pm. Signed applications must be turned in by orientation date. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

“Excuse Me Your Life Is Waiting” Seminar Based on the book by Lynn Grabhorn, “Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting”, local psychotherapist, Sue Waldman will facilitate an enlightening seminar reviewing some of the spiritual principles outlined in the playbook to help you discover and take action toward achieving your dreams and the life that you always wanted. 8-9:30pm. Advanced registration required. Call 973-857-4357 (HELP) or visit

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R. A. M. P. Recital NJPAC’s Arts Education department presents the third annual RAMP Recital = Recorder Arts for Musical Pathways. This initiative in partnership with Newark Public School Office of the Arts provides sequential music education culminating in a final performance featuring over 2,000 third and fourth grade students in Newark Public Schools. 11am. NJPAC, Prudential Center, One Center St., Newark. 973-353-7058.

NJSO Presents Lacombe Conducts Rachmaninoff & Ravel Jacques Lacombe’s final concerts as Music Director of the NJSO feature some of his favorite pieces, including Ravel’s gorgeous suite from Daphnis and Chloé and the thrilling Third Piano Concerto of Rachmaninoff. 7:30pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

An Armchair Vacation Travel expert David Kriso will kick off this Travel Series with “The New Jersey Shore: A Coastline of Lifestyle, Leisure and Living Color”. The series will continue Thursdays in August with topics such as Walt Disney World, Cruising, Newport RI and Washington DC. 6:30pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

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Every Free First Thursday Night includes: Free admission to MAM’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Full-service bar with special Free First Thursday Night prices in partnership with Upstairs. MAM members receive a special discount on drinks at the bar. Live music. Tours, Yard School of Art Draw Along Workshop and Food trucks. 5–9pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Family Storytime @ Bellevue Avenue Branch 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. Family Storytime now takes place on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. No registration required. Newborns to 5 year-olds with adult.11am. Kids Place @ Bellevue Ave. Branch Library, 185 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair.

Gregory Porter Performs Winner of the 2014 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Gregory Porter has quickly made a name for himself due to his rich voice that fuses jazz, soul and R&B into a unique sound that has critics calling him a cross between Nat King Cole and Bill Withers. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. (continued on page 28)

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Awards & Leadership Banquet

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

Big Hero 6 Screening Celebrate the North Essex Chamber and all it does at the annual Awards & Leadership Banquet. This is the evening when we recognize our outstanding members, award annual Scholarships and induct the new Board. Enjoy a sit down dinner with cash bar. We invite Event Sponsors and all our members to place ads in our Leadership Banquet Ad Journal. 6-9pm. Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-226-5500.

When a criminal plot threatens the hitech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot companion Baymax in Disney Animation’s adaptation of the popular Marvel Comics series. Screenings begin at dusk. Arrive early for some pre-movie entertainment. Free. Rain date June 11. Essex County Kip’s Castle Park, 22 Crestmont Rd., Verona. 973-433-7659.

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Enjoy a night of fun and stress relief. Escape into your imagination and tap into your playful side while creating with color. Coloring pages, crayons, pencils and all other materials included. Refreshments will be served; feel free to bring a bottle of your favorite wine. Also June 24. 7 – 9pm. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908273-9121.

The soul-stirring sound of summer in a one-night-only concert from three of the hottest R&B artists. Featuring Musiq Soulchild, Lalah Hathaway and Raheem DeVaughn. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-3537058.

“The Musical of Musicals (The Musical)” This highly acclaimed show by Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart is a witty parody about musicals; a satirical treat with one melodramatic story transformed into a quintet of lyrical vignettes. Each variation is cast in the distinctive style of five Broadway masters: Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Kander and Ebb. Each of the composers’ gems gets skewered to hilarious effect in the style of the familiar Off-Broadway hit, “Forbidden Broadway.”8pm. Runs for three weeks. Call for dates and times. NLT Barn, 47 Erie Place, Nutley. 212868-4444.

Greatful Dead Tribute Dead On Live returns to South Orange Performing Arts Center to present a mixed bag from every era of the Grateful Dead’s rich and stylistically diverse heritage in full production. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973313-2787. (continued on page 34)


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How Can Our Food Harm Our Pets?


e’re all guilty of it—giving in to those big begging eyes pleading at us for a scrap from the table during dinner. Human food can be harmful to your pet, and in some cases, can be fatal. It’s important to know how certain foods can be unsafe so that you can avoid them for the sake of your animal. Here is how a few of some of the most common “human foods” become harmful for pets:

Chocolate & Other Foods Containing Caffeine

Caffeine is one of the greatest culprits because it contains an alkaloid called theobromine. Theobromine acts as a cardiac stimulant and a diuretic, which in turn can cause a heart attack or other heart and nervous system problems in animals.


Bones, although commonly known as a great treat for your dog, are potentially very dangerous for pets. Once eaten, bones can splinter and get stuck in the intestines, causing damage or fatality. In most splinter cases, the bones must be removed surgically.

Other Foods

Onions & Garlic

Onions and garlic are potentially harmful due to the fact that both contain thiosulphate, which can damage red blood cells and cause anemia in cats and dogs. Of the two, onions are the most toxic, as consumption of simply one serving by your pet could result in anemia.


Milk can harm your pet due to the fact that many dogs and cats tend to be lactose intolerant. The consumption of milk and milk products by a lactose intolerant pet creates a breeding ground for bacteria, causing vomiting and diarrhea.

Other human foods to avoid when feeding your pet are: macadamia nuts, potato peelings and green-looking potatoes, rhubarb leaves, moldy/spoiled foods, alcohol, yeast dough, tomato leaves and stems, broccoli, and raisins or grapes. Some human foods potentially cause only mild digestive upsets, while others can be fatal. Regardless of the level of danger, the best choice for your pet is to keep him from any potentially harmful foods in order to ensure his health and safety. So, the next time your pet looks up at you with those pleading eyes, show him you care by doing what is truly best for him and feeding him only products meant for pet consumption. In the end, both you and your pet will be glad that you did.

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ogs love fresh air and hanging with buddies just as much as their human companions. Luckily for our four-legged friends, Essex County is a doggone good place to be a dog thanks to these four local off-leash parks.

Essex County Brookdale Park Dog Park: Enter the park from Belleville Avenue in Bloomfield or Grove Street in Montclair. Open from April 1 to Oct. 31, from 8am-8pm, and from Nov. 1 to March 31, from 8am-6pm.

Essex County South Mountain Dog Park A 3-acre dog park is located in Essex County South Mountain Reservation on Crest Drive just off South Orange Avenue in South Orange. The facility offers two separate areas, one for big dogs and one for little dogs. Open from dawn to dusk.


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Livingston Dog Park: Pick up the required Livingston Dog Park Pass at the Livingston Health Department and head over to East Hills Park on Shrewsbury Drive. Separate areas for large and small dogs. Leashed dogs are permitted on the surrounding 1 mile lone wooded nature trail with fitness stations. Both areas offer shade and benches. The large dog park has a water fountain which operates during frost free days.

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Essex County South Mountain Dog Park: Located on the grounds of Essex County South Mountain Reservation, Crest Drive, A very nice dog park with two separate areas, one for big dogs and the other for small dogs. There are all sorts of slides and ramps for the dogs to play on and run across, and even water fountains especially for dogs, low to the ground. Located on the grounds of Essex County South Mountain Reservation. Entrance on Crest Drive in South Orange.

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Watessing Park Dog Park: Located off Bloomfield Avenue on Glenwood Avenue in Bloomfield, this dog park features a double-gated entrance, benches and doggy water fountains. Remember to practice proper dog park etiquette! Dogs must be at least four months old, up-to-date on vaccines and wearing current license tags. Owners are responsible for removing and properly disposing of dog waste. Spiked, pronged or choke collars are not allowed. You must be 15 years old or older to bring a dog to a dog park, and children under 8 years old are not permitted the off-leash areas.


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Dog Boarding & Daycare The Doggie Chalet 973-302-4956 | e-mail: A family, home-based business providing cage-free dog boarding/pet sitting and dog training services, which replaces traditional boarding with a family atmosphere. Offering services for Chihuahuas to Great Danes for the same price, no dog is too big or too small. Serving North Jersey, Orange County NY and NYC with transportation available.

42 Okner Pkwy, Livingston, Just off Rt. 10 Near Livingston Circle 973-740-8500 | Offering a clean safe and sociable environment. Our client controlled facility offers daycare, free-style boarding (no cages, no isolation), with 24/7 supervision and the top grooming available.

Rover Ranch and Spa 400 Fairfield Road, Unit 2, Fairfield 973-499-9663 A family owned and operated business since 2005, which provides overnight boarding and dog daycare services. Owners can use onsite webcam to see their pet while they are away. There is someone on staff 24/7, and the facility is open 365 days a year. Rover Ranch also offers spa treatments, nature hikes, and a pet boutique that sells holistic pet food and treats.

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Home for Good Dog Rescue 465 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights 908-263-7358 Established in 2010, Home for Good Dog Rescue has found homes for more than 4,300 dogs, pulling dogs from high-kill shelters in the southern United States, and transporting them north for adoption into loving homes for good. We are a 100% foster-based non-profit animal rescue—there is NO shelter facility. Come volunteer, foster, or adopt a forever friend of your own. Our retail shop offers professional dog grooming and premium quality dog food, accessories, branded items, and toys. Call for a grooming appointment or visit us in-store to shop for all your pet’s needs. All proceeds support our rescue mission.


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Learn about Montclair’s history, focusing on the late 1800s to mid-1900s, a period of great growth and change, as it would have likely been experienced by this Montclair family; the tour shines a special spotlight on a woman’s experience during that time and typical activities and interests. Starting at 15 Prospect Terrace and ending at 58 South Fullerton Ave. Registration required. 9am. 973744-1796.

Lecture on maintaining proper balance . Learn to improve your strength by keeping good balance. Free and open to all. 11am. The Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, (behind 525 Pompton Ave.) Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

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Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church will host its 85th Annual Street Fair. Featuring old-fashioned fun with games for all ages, a snack bar and a chicken dinner. Also June 11. Fair will be open both nights from 5:30-9:30pm. Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, 271 Roseland Ave., Essex Fells.

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Invincible Concert This time, not only featuring the show Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson, but taking part in Michael Jackson Day, a dedication to Michael. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-353-7058.

Royal Scam Performs 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. 973-744-2600.

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Featuring quilts made by the Nubian Heritage Quilters using traditional quilts in the Montclair Historical Society’s collection as inspiration. Also June 12, 1-4pm. Crane House and Historic YWCA, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973744-1796.

Inspirational Dance: All Around the World Dancers will perform in different styles including Ballet, Modern, Lyrical, Jazz, Hiphop, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Breakn, and Vogue. Recommended for all ages. 2 & 6pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Children’s author Ozi Okaro returns to read her new picture book My Africa Vacation! Starting in Kenya, Arinze’s family travels to ten African countries, demonstrating how vibrant and multifaceted the African landscape and cultures really are. Okaro is the founder of African Girl Brands, which focuses on toys, books, and other educational materials about Africa. 2pm. No registration required. All ages welcome. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

Roseland Country Fair Fairgrounds, craft, merchandise & food vendors, bouncy rides, dunk tank, farmer’s market, music, give-a-ways & live performances. 11:30am-5:30pm. FREE Admission. Sponsored by the Roseland Jr. Woman’s Club. Roseland Country Fair, Roseland & Harrison Aves. 973-228-6512 evenings.

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A musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and the book by Joseph Stein, based on the 1938 French film La Femme du Boulanger by Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono. Musical performed by the youth choir. 7:30pm and June 12, 2pm and 7:30pm. Purchase tickets online at The First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell, 326 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-228-0310.

Artist Reception While Allan Gorman is preoccupied with superior composition and aesthetics, viewers are mesmerized by his brand of hyperrealism, and its capacity to stir original interpretation. Gorman marries his passion for aesthetics to his strong design skills. The artist’s journey led him to a nuanced exploration of parts used to make machines and manufactured objects. He discovers intriguing forms, reflective surfaces, angles, and more. Reception for the Artist 6-9pm. aljira- a Center for Contemporary Art, 591 Broad St., Newark. 973-622-1600.

Moderator, Dr. Lillie Edwards, is Director, Pan-African Studies and American Studies at Drew University and a Montclair resident. Free. 11:30am-12:30. Montclair Historical Society, Crane House & Historic YWCA, Lower level, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair.

The Civil War Invades Morristown EagleMania performs all of the hits of the Eagles, as well as Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh’s solo albums. Their attention to detail and their ability to reproduce the Eagles exactly leaves their fans with an experience that they do not soon forget. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Adult Horse Show Visitors will see adult riding students demonstrating their skills at the annual Spring Adult Horse Show, sponsored by the Friends of Lord Stirling Stable; the Drill team will perform at 1pm. 9am. Admission and parking are free. Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, 256 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge. 908-766-5955.

At the soldier’s camp, daily life is recreated with authentic cooking, dress, and setup. Learn the basics of battlefield medicine. Visit the medical area where reenactors care for the ‘wounded’ and demonstrate how these emergency units ran during battles. The sound of the massive period cannon will amaze you. Step onto the battlefield and witness musket, artillery, and bayonet drills, daily mail call, and marching drills. Soldiers proudly play period instruments as they go into battle. 10am-5pm and June 12 10am-4pm. Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown. 973-285-6550. (continued on page 36)

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Beer Tasting Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association presents a Presidential Beer Tasting and Food Pairing Event (includes souvenir beer glass). Award winning Craft beers perfectly paired with delicious appetizers. Proceeds go the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Carriage House Visitor’s Center. 2-4pm. Cloverleaf Tavern, 395 Bloomfield Ave. Caldwell. Call 973-226-9812 for reservations.

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Fence Show And Open House See art, buy art, make art. Participate in hands-on art projects, watch professional artists’ demonstrations and view our spring exhibitions. Noon-3pm. New this year – Fence Show art sale. From 10am-4pm. Grounds of the Art Center will be an art shopper’s paradise. Rain date: June 18.Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm Street, Summit. 908-273-9121.

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A quilt preservation workshop will be given by textile conservation expert Alison Costanedo. Alison will cover topics of basic archival care to preserve your quilts at home. Free. 10-11am. Montclair Historical Society, Crane House & Historic YWCA, Lower level, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796. mail@montclairhistoricalorg

Butterfly Bonanza Take a bug safari, participate in a pollinator parade at 2 p.m., enjoy live music, crafts, and games while learning all about New Jersey’s fabulous butterflies and other pollinators. Discover how these skilled pollinators contribute to the natural world. Noon- 4pm. Pyramid Mountain NHA, Intersection of Mars Court & Boonton Ave., Montville Township. 973-334-3130.

Herbal Mixology Class Enliven your gatherings and wow your guests with ‘mocktails’ crafted by infusing herbs, flowers, roots, bark, rinds, seeds, and spices. Learn the history of bitters and syrups for medicine and flavoring, how to make them yourself using what you’ve made from Master Herbalist, Elizabeth Scholl. Take home the recipes along with two bottles each of bitters and simple syrup. 1-3pm. Preregistration is required. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7603.

Sharon Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts presents the Annual Benefit Dance Concert in support of SMAPA’s scholorship fund. Honoring Sharon Alonzo and Kristen Weaver. 3pm. Hillside School 54 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-655-9819.

NJSO: Lacombe Conducts Jacques Lacombe’s final concerts as Music Director of the NJSO feature some of his favorite pieces, including Ravel’s gorgeous suite from Daphnis and Chloé and the thrilling Third Piano Concerto of Rachmaninoff. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-353-7058.

Celebrating 90 Years of Service To celebrate 90 years of community service and friendship, the Verona Juniors will host a brunch for current and former club members. Fee includes an assortment of breakfast and lunch items, coffee, and soft drink with a cash bar. At the event, the Juniors will collect school and backpack supplies for their Packs with Purpose drive for Verona children in need. 11am. The Avenue Bistro and Pub, 558 Bloomfield Ave., Verona. 201-988-2404.

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Father’s Day and Me—Kids Cooking Class Join chef Theresa Merges and participate in cooking BLT bites, grilled hanger steak with caramelized onions, potato pancakes with horseradish crème, boston baked beans and blueberry crisp. Ages 10 and up with parent. 4:30-6:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Library Concert Concert by the Gangster Squad All-Star Band. This show tells a story of overcoming hardships and fulfilling dreams by weaving a mixture of classic hits from all different genres, including rhythm and blues, rock and roll, funk, soul, and reggae. Light refreshments will be served. 1:30pm. Roseland Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. Call 973-226-8636 to sign up.

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Tuesday, June 14 Chair Yoga Class Yoga Instructor and owner of Transform Yoga in Fairfield returns to offer another morning of Chair Yoga. Sign up soon for this free class, Seating for this event is limited. 10am. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Seminar with the Volunteer Lawyers for Justice Topic of discussion will be on Special Education Law. Free and open to all. 7pm. The Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, (behind 525 Pompton Ave.) CedarGrove. 973-239-1447.

Fragrance Beyond Flowers Laura Roberts, Garden Manager of Van Vleck House and Gardens invites you to engage your senses and explore the numerous fragrant plants throughout the Van Vleck Gardens. Let your nose lead the way to roots, stems, leaves and flowers with distinct scents. Rain or Shine. In case of heavy rain, samples will be collected for an indoor class. Registration required. 10-11:30am. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair. To Register: email or call 973-744-4752

Grandparenting Class An opportunity for grandparents-to-be to discuss their concerns and receive information on the importance of grandparenting, advancements in childbirth, trends and changes in infant care and family communication. 7:30pm. A fee applies; registration: 973-322-5360. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston.

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Gallery Tour And Talk Join curators Tom Grotta and Jane Milosch for an exclusive tour of the Morris Museum’s current exhibition, Green from the Get Go. Including ground-breaking innovators, as well as emerging talents, the exhibition features objects that find inspiration in nature and the history of basketry. Runs thru June 26. Morris Museum 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Thursday, June 16 Aretha Franklin: Musical Moments for MS

“Circle Mirror Transformation” Production The play follows an unlikely group of strangers in a small Vermont town who take an acting class where their personal stories are revealed comically and heartbreakingly through a series of misguided acting. Gala Opening Night on June 16 and will run through July 2. Wed thru Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Mile Square Theatre, 1400 Clinton St., Hoboken.

The reigning “Queen of Soul” and 19-time Grammy winner performs in a gala benefit presented by the National MS Society. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-353-7058.

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Writing and Intuition with Sue Waldman “Writing from Your Soul” will encourage and utilize writing as a way to connect to your feelings and faith. Learn to contact, listen to, act on and connect with your inner wisdom and allow it to become a valuable guiding force to experience a more meaningful life. This gathering will include writing exercises to help develop awareness, guided imagery to relax, and enlightening discussion. 8-9:30pm. Advanced Registration is required. Visit or call 973-857-9090.

Join artist Cindy Au-Kramer of Panda Paper, for an interesting modern perspective on the classic art of Bookmaking. In this Master Class, students use stone paper, a new material that cannot be ripped, is practically waterproof, and is made from stone and glue. Ages 13 and older. 2-4pm. Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown.

STEM Night All about the science of waves. 6pm. Ages 5-10.Roseland Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. Call 973-226-8636 to sign up.

NJ Audubon Presents Introduction to the Butterflies of New Jersey Mike Newlon, Associate Naturalist will focus on those that are most likely to be seen, plus a few that are biologically interesting or simply beautiful. Newlon will also briefly cover butterfly life cycle and conservation efforts in the state. After the presentation he will lead an outdoor walk at the sanctuary for hands-on practice at identifying butterflies in the field. Bring binoculars if you have them, loaner binoculars will be available. 9:30-11:30pm. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-396-6386 to register.

“Be the Boss of Your Life: Healthy Living for Success” Allyson Fusella is a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach. Her heart-centered wellness program addresses the complex emotional issues that contribute to heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S. Allyson’s passion is helping her clients reach their individual wellness goals by empowering them to access their own inner wisdom and guidance to make choices that nourish mind, body, and soul. 6:30pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837. (continued on page 42)

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Quartz manufacturers are heeding the call for the “marble look” and producing slabs that simulate, and closely rival, the appearance of popular marbles such as Carrara and Calacatta Gold. “Recently I went to a stone yard where a beautiful crystalline white slab with undulating gray veins caught my eye” says Kate. “When I asked what kind of marble it was I was shocked when I learned that it wasn’t marble at all, it was actually quartz!” With so many options to choose from now, you no longer have to settle for stains or damage to newly installed countertops. By choosing a quartz countertop you’ll have the beauty of natural stone without the worry and the best part is that only you will know that it’s not natural stone!

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s your house in need of a seasonal overhaul? Get your home in shape with these easy tasks and upgrades, and enjoy the warmer months. Top-to-bottom cleaning: In each room, start at the top and work your way to the bottom. Crumbs will inevitably fall from kitchen counters and dust will fly from fixtures, so clean your floors last so you don’t have to redo them later. In the kitchen, circle around the sink, starting at the right side of your stove and then move clockwise around the room. Stoves can be the dirtiest part of the kitchen, so ending there prevents the spread of grease and dirt. Creative upgrades: After the garage, the kitchen is tied with the home office as the second most cluttered room in the house, according to a Moen survey. Get rid of

clutter by updating features with those that create a “home” for items that live out in the open. For example, when selecting a faucet, choose one with style and function, such as one that has a transitional low-profile design, ideal for installation in front of windows or on a kitchen island, and features Reflex technology, which allows for easy, secure docking of the spray wand. A new kitchen sink, when chosen carefully, is another update that can reduce the appearance of clutter. Look for a model with a low-profile center divider that provides the versatility of a double bowl with single-bowl functionality. For instance, those from Moen allow you to fit items like pots and cookie sheets across two bowls easily, limiting the visibility of dirty dishes in the sink—which is ideal for open concept layouts.

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Neutral Palettes: a choice that can never go wrong, but most popular this year is the not-so-boring-anymore white and gray!

Pink: Don’t be afraid to have fun and mix it with metallics. When used the right way, you can always display a shabby chic look in any room.

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The Beatles: From Liverpool to Abbey Road

Monthly Meeting of the Verona Park Conservancy

Comedian Bill Burr: The Third Party Tour

The VPC is a public, non-profit organization of volunteers working with Essex County to improve and maintain the facilities of Verona Park. All interested persons are welcome. 7:30pm., Activity room of the Boathouse in Verona Park, Lakeside and Bloomfield Aves., Verona.

For Amusement Only: Arcades And Cafes This exhibition explores the fascinating world of coin-operated entertainment from the early twentieth century. See fortune-tellers and strength testers from penny arcades and gambling machines and musical instruments from Prohibition-era speakeasies. Runs thru Oct. 10. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Beatles scholar, storyteller, and educator Vincent Bruno will present a slide-lecture tracing the Beatles historic journey from their early days in Liverpool and Hamburg, into the excitement of Beatlemania, through their groundbreaking studio albums, to their final recordings at Abbey Road. Free. Registration required. 2pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Road, West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

Friday, June 17

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Jersey (New) Moves! Emerging Choreographers

“Finding Focus” presented by local business owners, this free workshop series focuses on more advanced topics and challenges common to established small businesses. Learn more about managing smart growth, making the most of your resources and putting new marketing and sales strategies to work. 7-8:30pm. West Orange Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave., West Orange. 973-747-7387.

Accomplished mentors partner with four young choreographers from the Garden State to develop works that will be premiered at this venue. 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 973-353-7058.

Comedian Bill Burr is back by popular demand after his sold-out show at Madison Square Garden. 7 & 9:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973353-7058.

Cinderella Screening Disney’s 2015, live-action take on the classic fairy tale Cinderella, which stars Lily James as the put-upon young women forced to endure a life of labor at the hands of her stepmother. Ella maintains her good spirits and eventually strikes up a friendship with a stranger in the woods who turns out to be the prince. When the royal court holds a gala ball, he gets help from a surprising source. Rain date June 18. Essex County Kip’s Castle Park, 22 Crestmont Rd., Verona. 973-433-7659.

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Bill Charlap: Solo Piano A rare solo recital with one of the world’s premier jazz pianists. Two-time Grammy nominee Bill Charlap has performed with many leading artists of our times. 7:30pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room, One Center St., Newark. 973-353-7058.

Akua Printmaking Demonstration Create unique prints with the use of stencils & monotype techniques using the AKUA PIN PRESS & printmaking inks. Join Artist Christina Puma in a class that will teach you all about AKUA Products and all about techniques used to produce Monoprints, etc. You will be making prints of your own. Reservations required. Limited seating. 1-3pm. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., Essex Green Shopping Plaza, West Orange. 973-669-0995.

Fine Art and Crafts Show the 28th Spring Fine Art and Crafts Show will transform the park into more than 160 mini galleries and boutiques featuring American made, hand crafted work, in jewelry, fiber, leather, glass, clay, metal and wood as well as fine art, sculpture and fine photography. Sample specialty food treats and enjoy a variety of ethnic foods at this free to the public event. Also Sunday, June 19. 10am-5pm. Brookdale Park, Grove St., & Watchung Ave., Montclair

An environmental educator will discuss various topics relating to nature in and around the gardens. A simple craft will be offered, as well as supplies for a self-guided activity on the property. Everything you need to enjoy quality time with your family is here for you. Activities are designed for children ages 4 and up; however, all are welcome. anytime between 10 am to 10pm1pm. All children must be supervised by an adult. Rain or shine. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair.

Remembering Red, A Tribute to Red Skelton



Actor Brian Hoffman brings back happy memories of “Red” and his clean, creative, family humor that was part of early television. Brian’s expert portrayal of Red Skelton will have you in stitches with some of Red’s most well known characters. You’ll laugh with Clem Kadidddlehopper, giggle with Gertrude & Heathcliff, and feel the love of Freddy the Freeloader. Add a little “Guzzlers Gin” and some pantomimes and you’ll be remembering Red Skelton, America’s favorite clown. 8pm. Bickford Theatre, Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd.,Morristown. 973-971-3700.

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The Smithereens Perform

NJ Audubon Presents: Discover Dragons & Damsels

Best known for writing and playing catchy 1960s-influenced power pop that inspired countless alternative rockers including Kurt Cobain, New Jersey’s own Smithereens gained popularity with 11, the album that spawned the hits “A Girl Like You,” “Blood and Roses,” and “Blue Period.” 8pm. SouthNext mainstage, South Orange Village Center. To view the complete schedule and purchase tickets visit

Couples Cooking Class Join chef Diana Albanese and participate in cooking this dinner that will bring you to the Amalfi Coast. Menu includes: spaghetti with shrimp, scallops and crabmeat with fresh tomatoes and garlic, marinated chicken “alla” griglia, fish with grilled fennel and limoncello, grilled radicchio, fresh mozzarella-tomatoes and eggplant salad with caper vinaigrette and creamy lemon parfait with berries. 6:309:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Do you know how many species of dragonflies and damselflies are in your area? Come and learn about these fascinating and beautiful members of the insect world. After an illustrated program inside, you will scout the fields and ponds. Suitable for 7 years and older. (Limited to 15 registrants.) Scherman Hoffman Family Program led by Dorothy Smullen, Teacher/Naturalist. 1:30-3:30pm. Registration required by June 17. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd, Bernardsville. 908-7665787.

Modern Heroics: 75 Years of African-American Expressionism at the Newark Museum

Sunday, June 19 Earthquake’s Father’s Day Celebration Earthquake hosts a hilarious night of comedy, with performances by Lavell Crawford, Michael Blackson, Deon Cole and Pat Brown. 6pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-353-7058.

Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir Don’t miss the award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir in their Season Finale Concert. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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This exhibition presents selected works from Newark’s permanent collection of AfricanAmerican art. Taking a fresh look at heroic themes in modern and contemporary art, this unique exhibition features 32 paintings and sculptural works with an emphasis on storytelling and expressive imagery. Runs thru Jan. 8. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-5966550.


Celebrate Father’s Day at the largest car show in New Jersey featuring 8 decades of Jaguars exclusively and held at one of the states’s hidden treasures. Rain date June 26. Noon-3pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-575-8737.

Nutley’s Fathers Day Street Fair & Craft Show Special crafters corner, merchandise vendors, festival foods, live entertainment, games, kiddie rides & climbing wall, sand art, temporary tattoos, face painting and much more fun. Local talent will perform on stage. Sponsoring organization is the Nutley High Hockey League Booster Club. 10am-5pm. Franklin Ave., Nutley. 201-998-1144.

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Discover the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions through a docent-led tour. Free with Museum admission. 2-3pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

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Spend the day with Dad at the Whippany Railway Museum on a 10-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion from Whippany to Roseland. Be on the lookout for deer, turtles, wild turkeys, hawks and rabbits, as the route takes you past a natural swamp with abundant wildlife. Rain or Shine. Departures: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm. Whippany Railway Museum,1 Railroad Plaza at the Intersection of Route 10 West & Whippany Rd., Whippany.

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Wednesday, June 22

Progressives and Reformers: Newark Takes the Lead

Tommy Emmanuel Performs

Library Book Sale CDs and DVDs for $2, children’s books for $1, paperbacks for 50 cents, hard-cover books for $1, and specially priced miscellaneous books. Also June 23, 9am9pm. Roseland Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. Call 973-226-8636 to sign up.

Progressives and Reformers: Newark Takes the Lead, discusses why Newark was at its most aspirational at the turn of the 20th century. During this time, the city tackled educational reform and infrastructure projects, and created new cultural institutions. Steven Diner, former Chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark, moderates the panel. Presented with the Women’s Association of NJPAC. 6pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room, One Center St., Newark. 973-353-7058.

The 37th Annual Investors Bank President’s Cup Night Race Sponsored by the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce, the 5K run begins at 8pm and follows a route along Essex St. and Millburn Ave. finishing near Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill. The Kid’s Fun Run, which will be held prior to the race, begins at 7:30pm on Essex Street adjacent to the Charlie Brown’s parking lot. For information call the Chamber of Commerce at 973-379-1198 or the Sneaker Factory at 973-376-6094.

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Tommy Emmanuel is an Australian virtuoso guitarist, songwriter and occasional singer, best known for his complex fingerstyle technique, energetic performances and the use of percussive effects on the guitar. Special guest Richard Smith. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Book and Film Discussion The Adult Summer Reading Club, based on the theme “Exercise Your Mind: Read,” kicks off with a Book and Film Discussion of “The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemingway. Read the book in advance and attend a viewing of the film followed by a lively discussion. Free. Registration required. 5pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

The annual golf tournament benefits various programs and services at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. The event participants will have the opportunity to play 18 holes of golf at Brooklake Country Club, in addition to lunch and a cocktail reception. For sponsorship opportunities, registration and information, please call the Development Department at 973-322-4321. Brooklake Country Club, 139 Brooklake Rd., Florham Park.

Sounds of a Summer Night 2016: Concerts-in-the-Garden Emerging contemporary choreographers Patrick Coker of Jessica Lang Dance, Samuel Asher Kunzman of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, and Julliard graduate Magdalyn Segale, will interact with and highlight the historic and beautiful Arboretum grounds through a series of intimate duets and trios. Wednesdays 6pm for concertgoers to picnic. Performances 7-8mpm. ReevesReed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-2738787. (continued on page 46)

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Thursday, June 23 30th Anniversary State Fair Meadowlands

Featuring acres and acres of delicious food, white-knuckle rides and worldclass family entertainment – will kick off with a special “Throwback Thursday” preview night. Throwback Thursday celebrates the fair’s opening in 1986. Friday, June 24 is Dollar Day, with admission $10 for all ages, and just $2 each for rides, food, games, select food and drinks and parking. Families also won’t want to miss other bargain days, including Kids Go Free, JUNE 29, 4pm to midnight and Cheap Cheap Night July 6, 4pm to mifnight. State Fair Meadowlands, 102 Rte 120, East Rutherford.

Friday, June 24 Jonathan Edwards Performs

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Summer Reading Club Kickoff: The Bossy Frog Band This year’s theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!” and Montclair Public Library kicks off its’ summer events with the hoppin’ sounds of The Bossy Frog Band. Kids and their families will shake their sillies out to the Bossy Frog Band’s high energy show - which includes a 6 foot tall dancing frog. Sing along to their silly tunes as these wacky characters get you ready for a summer of reading joy. All ages welcome. No registration required. 11am & 1pm. The Montclair Public Library, Auditorium, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

Saturday, June 25 George Lopez Performs

George Lopez’s multi-faceted career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

David Cassidy: Up Close & Personal

Warm as summer sunshine, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends … such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night – songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age. Presented by Outpost in the Burbs. 8pm. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church St., Montclair.

Come on, get happy! The Partridge Family’s David Cassidy performs hits from the ‘70s TV show, along with favorites from his solo career. 3 & 7:30pm. NJPAC, One Center St., Newark. 973-353-7058.

Sunday, June 26 The Stand-Up Comedy of Kevin James

Jazz at the Gallery Kelsey Jillette sings lyrical, groovy takes on wide-ranging straight ahead jazz. She brings a cool swing and a playful and enchanting vibe to jazz standards. Appetizers will be served from South and Pine. BYOB. 7-9pm. 70 South Gallery, 70 South St., Morristown. 973-539-2112.

The star of TV’s “The King of Queens” and hit movies such as Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper and Pixels returns to his stand-up roots. Mature themes, language. 5 & 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973539-8008.

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Fairy Day Fairies will once again be visiting The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and to prepare for their stay, houses need to be built. Families are invited to celebrate the 10th Annual Fairy Day on the Sylvan Terrace and build a home for these visiting wee folk. 1-3pm. Preregistration is required. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township.973-326-7603.

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Cooking Italian Summer Camp Teens Camp 3 Day Summer Camp Series where teens will cook with chef Diana Albanese. 6/27: Fresh pasta and sauces. 6/28: Bread and pizza making. 6/29: Gnocchi and crepe making. 10am-1pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Tuesday, June 28 Mary Chapin Carpenter Performs Pediatric Dentistry for children up to 18 years & those with special needs.

For girls ages 7-13, to learn, have fun and enhance skills in all phases of softball. Camp runs from 9am-3pm daily. Campus of Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair. 973-655-2378 .

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Environmental Commission Special Event The documentary “Bag It� will be shown. In this film an average guy makes a resolution to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store. Little does he know that this simple decision will change his life completely. He comes to the conclusion that our consumptive use of plastic has finally caught up to us, and looks at what we can do about it. Today. Right now. 1pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Mary Chapin Carpenter has earned the trust of her audience through her willingness to look deep into herself and share joys and sorrows, good times and bad. That honesty, that quiet fearlessness, reaches a startling new level on The Things That We Are Made Of, a new fulllength album scheduled to be released in May. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-2271030. (continued on page 48)

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he tenth annual Cats in the Garden car show will once again take place on Father’s Day, June 19, at Van Vleck House and Gardens in Montclair. This year’s event, open to the public, will exclusively feature Jaguar vehicles. Madison Jaguar and the Jaguar Touring Club of New Jersey along with Van Vleck Gardens sponsor the event. All proceeds benefit Van Vleck House and Gardens. The event draws hundreds of spectators and has over 100 Jaguars on display. Tailgaiting (without an open flame) is highly encouraged. The days event will conclude with a 3pm awards ceremony. (Raindate, June 26) Spectator admission is $10; JTC members and children under 10 are admitted free. For more information or to reserve space, please contact Jaguar Expert Paul Maletsky at 973-575-8737.

Summer Concert The Cameos perform. Bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes and enjoy a beautiful night with great music. 7pm. Morgan farm, 908 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-5414.

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Sign up for Reading Buddies and read with an older kid. Tuesdays & Thursdays 10-11 am through August 16. Roseland Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. Call 973-226-8636 for more information and to sign up.

Cats in the Garden X Sunday, June 19, Noon-3pm. Rain date June 26. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair 973-575-8737

Children’s Magic Show Magic Show with the dazzling David Corsaro. 4pm. Roseland Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. Call 973-226-8636 for more information and to sign up.

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Chris Cornell is a modern icon who transcends genre. Achieving multi-platinum success with three legendary bands he has forged his own unique identity over three decades as a Grammy award-winning, Golden Globe nominated singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer and lyricist. Sponsored by WDHA. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.



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The heart of Ireland beats strongly throughout The Destiny Tour, an entirely new production that honors Ireland’s past while bringing a contemporary musical edge to songs old and new. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973353-7058.

The Taj Mahal Trio Performs Taj Mahal is a music legend and an international treasure. The two-time Grammy Award-winner emerged from the music scene of the Sixties as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who formed the band Rising Sons with fellow Blues musicians. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Summer Concert Beginnings “Chicago Tribute Band” performs. 7:30pm. Gazebo, Bloomfield Ave., West Caldwell.

Summer Concert Symphonics perform. 7pm. Yanticaw Park, Centre St & Park Dr, Nutley.

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Paper Marbleizing and Decoupage You are invited to explore the Victorian arts of decorating paper through marbleizing, and decorating small containers with decoupage. 4-6pm. Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown.

Book Club at Green Brook Country Club Greet and meet author Tess Gerritsen, bestselling author of Playing with Fire. The event features a sumptuous lunch, presentation by the author as well as question and answer period. All who purchase the book at the event are invited to a “happy 1/2 hour” private author chat with wine, cheese, and dessert. 11:30am. Green Brook Country Club, 100 W. Greenbrook Road, North Caldwell. 973-228-1800 ext. 234.

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New Jersey Plastic Surgery Taking a Whole Body Approach to Helping People Look Their Best By Susan Wilinski


or 20 years, New Jersey Plastic Surgery has been serving patients from its Montclair location. Led by Dr. Barry DiBernardo, a board-certified plastic surgeon with 25 years of experience, the practice is dedicated to providing a variety of services and procedures to assist patients in reaching their personal aesthetic goals.

Who are the other doctors on staff? Harry Haramis, MD, FACS, board-certified plastic surgeon; Maria Del Vecchio, MD, laser and aesthetic specialist, age and weight management, internal medicine; and Louis Citarelli, MD, internal medicine.

What procedures do you offer? We offer the latest procedures and technologies for the skin, face, neck, body and hair in both the surgical and non-surgical categories. This includes injectable fillers, fat grafting and hair transplantation. Our skin care bar is available to walk up to and our Glo Medical Spa services include both body massage and the most advanced skin treatments.

Is pre-surgery consultation and counseling part of the process? Absolutely. We have a comprehensive pre-treatment evaluation and preparation process. For skin, it includes evaluation of eight parameters of the skin and how we customize home and inoffice treatments by physicians and aestheticians. For surgical preparation, we look at the latest high-resolution 3D imaging of what results may look like. Our patient representatives provide a continuum of information and assistance until the clinical team assists with pre-operative medical clearance and preparation. How do you reassure nervous patients? We carefully explain all alternatives and aspects of a given procedure and show them our protocol for high patient safety. We have an in-house medical evaluation by our internal medicine physicians and a dedicated staff both in the office and in the hospital. What is the most requested procedure? Our three most popular procedures are laser-assisted liposuction (SmartLipo) which melts fat and tightens skin; tummy tuck; and

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Meatballs and More East Hanover’s The Flying Meatballs Market Offers Both Traditional Italian Foods and Custom-Prepared Meals

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By Deborah Schapiro, Photos by Dan Epstein


eresa Grande wants to assure customers that the meatballs at The Flying Meatballs Market, owned by her family, don’t literally have wings. “Several years ago, my mom, Clara, and I opened a gourmet food shop in Mendham. We had to keep calling my brother, Natale, who is the chef at our restaurant Il Capriccio in Whippany, for more and more meatballs. “They were literally flying off the shelves, so that’s how the name originated,” Clara says, brimming with the warmth that only an Italian mother can exude.

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Grande actually began her career not in food but in fitness and nutrition, working as a personal trainer and nutritional consultant for over 15 years. Eventually “I began making healthy meals for the trainers at my gym. They spread the word to their clients, friends and families.” Her reputation has grown and now healthy meal preparation is an integral part of The Flying Meatballs. Popular offerings include turkey Bolognese over zucchini pasta and grilled chicken paillard with steamed asparagus

Teresa explains “When we relocated the shop to East Hanover, we decided to rename it in honor of the meatballs.”


offers soups, sandwiches, salads and side dishes, as well as cooking demos, catering, cappuccinos and a variety of Italian breads and pastries. She notes, with a smile,“You can never go wrong with a great cannoli.”

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and a bruschetta topping. The turkey meatloaf is another customer favorite. Grande’s background in nutrition allows her to prepare delicious meals within a variety of dietary restrictions: gluten- or dairyfree, low-sodium, vegan and more. She will also design a custom wellness program to go along with the specially tailored meals if a customer requests it. Teresa specifically designs each meal or meal plan to suit the individual needs of her client. She says, “I love being able to combine all of my passions while working with my family.”

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234 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-226-8889 iL Vecchio Café, offers a lunch and dinner menu featuring homemade pastas, entrees, panini sandwiches, burgers, and salads as well as pizzas, flatbreads, and calzones made with all natural whole grain ingredients in their stone deck, wood burning oven. ENT,H, OD, RR, LP, MCC, TO

182 Stevens Ave, Cedar Grove 973-837-1660 Since LuNello opened in 1990, Chef Seger’s modern Italian flair mixed with traditional culinary skills has created a whirlwind of praise. Enticing presentation and courteous staff are integral to LuNello’s success. The elegant setting is the perfect compliment to the menu. Whether dining in the Dining Room or enjoying a cocktail in the handsome bar, LuNello works to create the ultimate experience. MCC, $EXP, LP

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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 Our Signature Waffle & Trail Fries Marinated Grilled Vegetables Cucumber/Red Onion Salad Fresh Watermelon Assorted Desserts

234 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-226-8889 Serving a wide selection of wine, cocktails and beer along with food from their bar menu daily until the kitchen closes. The lounge offers the perfect atmosphere for everything from a working lunch to a great night out.

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

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

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


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TURTLE + THE WOLF Seasonal ingredientS prepared with care and precision

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

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

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

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

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

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CELEBRATE FATHER’S DAY AT ANY CALANDRA LOCATION! All Calandra restaurants will be offering various dining options. From their annual Father’s Day barbecue buffet at Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill to special a la carte menus at Cucina Calandra and il Vecchio Cafe, check out their websites for full details.

Bring this ad in for a complimentary bottle of Calandra wine with your meal! No cash will be accepted. Only valid with purchase of lunch/dinner. Limit one per table. Valid June 19th, 2016 only.

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

Chef Tony Grande & his family that brought you Il Capriccio wish you buon appetito! Visit our website to view our menu 110 Route 10, East Hanover 973-884-8600

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

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

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

Thavma Mediterranean Grill 6230 Town Center Way, 2nd Fl., Livingston | 973-992-8999 Thavma offers the very best of the Mediterranean by combining Greek and Middle Eastern specialties to create an unforgettable dining experience. All preparations and cooking are done fresh daily on the premises to give you the freshest seafood and grilled meat dishes. Lunch and dinner are served daily with takeout and limited delivery service for dinner only. Call for details. BYO, $MOD, ENT, OD, LP, H, MCC, TO


Livingston Bagel 37 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston 973-994-1915 Established in 1969, this landmark Livingston eatery has been proudly serving the suburban Essex area with some of the best deli, baked goods, home-cooked meal’s and catering around. For lovers of breakfast food, remember that the menu is an all day menu. From their famous Sloppy Joe’s to fresh meals to go, Livingston Bagel offers everything you could want and

399 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-509-2100 Spice II Cuisine offers a little bit of Thailand right in the heart of Montclair New Jersey. The room is charming and relaxed with a fresh mango-colored walls splashed with warm red accents. Spice II offers mouth watering Thai dishes and also offer pre-fixe dinner menu’s and lunch specials daily. Open Wednesday-Monday. BYO, LP, $MOD (continued on page 58)

Reserve Now – Father’s Day Brunch 9-2pm • Special Menu EVERY TUESDAY Build Your Own Pasta • 4-7pm Now offering a limited dinner menu Small place, big TASTE

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

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

Fresh, Healthy & Authentic


Light and Healthy Meals. Perfect for Summer!

- Zagat Survey Best Chinese Restaurant for 7 Consecutive Years

Gluten Free Menu Available! DINE-IN LUNCH








The Best Ice Cream Since 1919!


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Make your next dinner an experience worth remembering.

A Jersey Shore Tradition


244 Route 46 East • Calandra Plaza • Fairfield, NJ 07004 (973) 521-7076


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Experience Authentic Thai Cuisine

Restaurant GUIDE (continued from page 56)

Tiny Elephant

Turtle + The Wolf

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


Thai Kitchen 21 E Northfield Road Livingston 973-994-7383

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

Toast 700 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-509-8099 Serving breakfast, brunch and lunch staples with a twist—the perfect place to try new and exciting varieties of old favorites in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

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

Upstairs Restaurant & Bar

UPPER MONTCLAIR TS Ma Chinese Cuisine 199 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair 973-509-8878 T.S. Ma presents a menu that features top-notch Chinese fare that focuses on serving the freshest, healthiest, and most authentic Chinese cuisine available. They only cook with fresh vegetables and cholesterol and trans fat free canola oil. Seven-time winner of Best Chinese Restaurant and Best Chinese Take-Out. They feature a warm dining room, as well as a website with online ordering and delivery. They specialize in catering for special occasions. BYO, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

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

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

Prime Steak… Seafood… Pasta

2012 & 2013

BEST STEAK 2012 & 2013 NJ Monthly Magazine

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


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Highlawn Pavilion


Best BYO

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

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

Catering · Local Delivery

6230 Town Center Way Livingston, 2nd Floor 973.992.8999 |

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.

RESTAURANT GUIDE SYMBOLS BYO: Bring your own ENT: Entertainment as noted H: Handicapped accessible OD: Outdoor dining (in season) NR: No reservations accepted RR: Reservation required/suggested LP: Lot parking SP: Street parking VP: Valet parking available MCC: Most credit cards accepted $IN: Inexpensive-$10 and under $MOD: Moderate $11 to $16 $EXP: Expensive-$17 and up TO: Take-out available D: Delivery available Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

WOOD-FIRE GRILLED SPECIALTIES Summer is here and our wood-fire grilled menu is back! Enjoy Chef Lou’s grilled split lobster with compound butter and tomato with cucumber salad.







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




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

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

5 Franklin Avenue, Suite 102, Belleville, NJ 07109 973-759-5842 |

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




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

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

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

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



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

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

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

973-762-6333 | HOME RENOVATIONS




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

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

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

214 Montgomery St, Bloomfield | 973-748-1020




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

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

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

Montclair | 973-783-5788






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

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

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

800-545-1020 |

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Joseph’s Limousine Service People Movers Since 1990 1-800-321-JOES (5637)

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

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

Hourly Packages to Summer Concerts Available Now!

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

Wedding Specials Available Last Minute Prom Packages Available

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

Corporate Service Available 24/7 Check out our new website, featuring online reservations! MÉLI MÉLO HOME Méli Mélo (“a little bit of this and a little bit of that”) is a perfect name for a store that carries a mix of beautiful objects that reflect today’s relaxed life style with a sense of luxury and comfort. 82 Main Street, Chatham | 973-635-0788 OLIVE OIL


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

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

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

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The Giver’s Harvest A

while ago, I watched a very moving news report about a 10-year-old boy named Charlie who was dying of a rare thyroid cancer. Although you’d think the young boy had enough to worry about on his own, and that he probably wouldn’t be thinking too much about other people, that was not so—he was. In fact, he asked his mother if he could spend his allowance money, which he’d been saving up, to buy gifts for other children on the cancer ward.

come from at-risk families—and remove the thyroids of at-risk children before they become cancerous. Charlie’s story illustrates a very important concept: we do not live on this earth alone—everything we do affects the world around us. The fact that people do include service to others as part of their lives is uniquely human. In the book, Animal Behavior: Readings from Scientific American, Thomas Eisner and Edward O. Wilson writes:

“It’s a universal law—we have to give before we get. We must plant the seeds before we reap the harvest. The more we sow, the more we reap. And in giving to others, we find ourselves blessed. The law works to give us back more than we have sown. The giver’s harvest is always full.” —From The Best of Success, compiled by Wynn Davis

When a reporter asked little Charlie why he had done that, he gave a simple answer: he told the reporter that it made him feel really good. And, he said, it helped him forget about his own illness.

“A vertebrate society is little more than a loose confederation of families and individuals. Even when they exist as subordinate members of societies, vertebrates remain relatively selfish and aggressive.

Charlie can teach us all a lesson. Not only did he do a good deed for other children, he made himself feel better by giving of himself. And in the end, Charlie gave even more than he could have imagined: through his illness, doctors were able to discover the gene mutation that caused his rare form of cancer. This may, in turn, make it possible to test other children who

“The single outstanding exception to this trend is man himself, who has retained the basic vertebrate traits, but has managed to balance them with coalitions, contracts, vastly improved communication, and longrange planning that includes premeditated acts of altruism.” This ability to give service to others begins with how we serve ourselves. Ken

Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager, says that one of the things that stops people from becoming true peak performers is their ego. “I always define ego as ‘Edging God Out,’” says Blanchard. “That means putting yourself in the center. People who are ‘value driven’ are able to set worthy goals that help themselves as well as others. People who are ‘ego-driven’ are always trying to evaluate themselves by how other people see them.” “In my seminars, I ask how many people present have children. A lot of them raise their hands. Then I ask a series of questions: ‘How many of you love your children?’ They all laugh and put their hands up. ‘How many of you love your children only if they’re successful—and if they’re not, you don’t.’ Nobody puts a hand up. ‘You mean you love your kids unconditionally?’ They all answer yes. Then, I ask them this: ‘What would happen if you accepted that love for yourself? If you realized that God didn’t make junk? And you knew that no matter what you did, you were still okay, you were still loved?’ That unconditional acceptance and love for the self, according to Blanchard, is what permits people to do the things that are driven by their values. It allows them to give of themselves, because they know that their goodness is already taken care of: from that harvest, everyone benefits.

Barry Farber is the host of the new Television program “Breakthrough” that can be seen on HomeTowneTV through Verizon (36) and Comcast (33) and also at BarryFarber. com. For over 25 years he has consulted with corporations, professional athletes and entertainers to help them market their products and gain new business. He is the best-selling author of 12 books translated into 25 foreign languages with over one million copies sold. Barry is a monthly columnist for Inc magazine and the co-inventor of the FoldzFlat® Pen. He’s a featured guest on CNN, Fox, CNBC and hosted over 400 Radio and Television and on the Comcast Television Network. His radio program, “Breakthrough with Barry Farber,” has over 1.5 million listeners. Visit: or email him at:

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June 2016

ESSEX COUNTY FREE CONCERT SERIES 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


MUSIC 2016

BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS Britnee N. Timberlake, President Brendan W. Gill, Vice President Rolando Bobadilla Wayne L. Richardson Rufus I. Johnson Patricia Sebold Lebby C. Jones Cynthia D. Toro Leonard M. Luciano




All performances begin at 7:30pm

All performances begin at 7pm


SYMPHONICS Thursday, June 30 ~ Yanticaw Park, Nutley


FIREWORKS SPECTACULARS NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Tuesday, June 28 ~ 7:30pm Branch Brook Park, Heller Parkway, Newark In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Cathedral Basilica in Newark and the fireworks display will be rescheduled. “AM GOLD” Friday, July 1 ~ 7:30pm Brookdale Park, Bloomfield/Montclair “SMOOTH” TRIBUTE TO MOTOWN Wednesday, July 6 ~ 7:30pm Weequahic Park, Newark


FREE FAMILY FUN! FESTIVALS* HOUSE MUSIC FESTIVAL Saturday, June 18 ~ 12noon (RAIN DATE: JUNE 19) Weequahic Park, Newark GOSPEL FESTIVAL Saturday, July 16 ~ 12noon-5pm Monte Irvin Orange Park, Orange

NANNY ASSIS Tuesday, July 12 ~ Independence Park, Newark TRILOGY AN OPERA COMPANY: 3 MAYORS Wednesday, July 13 ~ Veterans Memorial Park, Newark NJ STEEL RHYTHMS Wednesday, July 13 Monte Irvin Orange Park, Orange GORDON JAMES Tuesday, July 19 ~ West Side Park, Newark

AFRICAN CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL Saturday, August 6 ~ 11am-8pm Monte Irvin Orange Park, Orange

LATIN SPLENDOR Wednesday, July 20 ~ Riverbank Park, Newark

INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL Saturday, August 13 ~ 4pm-9pm Ivy Hill Park, Newark

GROOVE ST. QUINTET Tuesday, July 26 ~ Watsessing Park Bloomfield/East Orange

LATINO FESTIVAL Sunday, August 14 ~ 10am-8pm Monte Irvin Orange Park, Orange

JERSEY SOUND Monday, August 8 Grover Cleveland Park, Caldwell/Essex Fells

HOUSE MUSIC FESTIVAL Saturday, August 20 ~ 2pm-7pm Monte Irvin Orange Park, Orange

RICHARD REITER Tuesday, August 2 ~ Ivy Hill Park, Newark

ESSEX COUNTY TALENT SHOWCASE Sunday, August 21 ~ 2pm-7pm Monte Irvin Orange Park, Orange MIKE GRIOT’S ESSEX COUNTY SOUTH MOUNTAIN BLUES FESTIVAL Sunday, September 11 ~ 11am-8pm South Mountain Reservation, West Orange *These events are co-sponsored by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs.

DENISE HAMILTON Wednesday, August 3 ~ Vailsburg Park, Newark FRANK VALDES QUINTET Tuesday, August 9 ~ Riverfront Park, Newark FRANK PIOMBO QUINTET Wednesday, August 10 ~ Verona Park, Verona RON APREA ORCHESTRA Friday, August 19 Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange

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