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By Warren Westura

VOL. 24 NO. 7

David J. Black FOUNDER & CEO

What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?

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To enjoy life and not worry about material things, and enjoy yourself.

Live a healthy good life. —Gail Ellowitch, Roseland

—Erika Tamayo, Chatham Borough


Cynthia Burns Drew Cayman Barry Farber Christine S. Maxwell Katrina Musto Rhonda Rivera CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Get more exercise and eat healthy food.

Do everything I did, and make sure you enjoy it!

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Study a lot! —Lucilma Albanes, Livingston

To protect people as I did as Chief Health Inspector for 30 years and then retire and enjoy life. —Dennis Rutan, Livingston


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Live a healthier lifestyle and to not work as hard as I have.

Spend more time with my grandparents.

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25 At Your Service

What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?



Inside Essex Exciting News and Happenings in the Area

10 Calendar of Events

A Supremely Successful Company: Supreme Energy, Inc.

36 Private & Independent School Open House Resource 42 Ask The Expert Making Each School Year Greater Than the Last

19 Local Gift Guide Find the Perfect Gift!

52 Trending Now… 20 Best of Essex 2016 Categories Vote and Help Cure Hunger


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52 Simple Tips to Create a Pure Home 54 The Seaweed Trend Has Taken Over

61 Diamond Minds The Power of Bamboo

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64 Restaurant Guide 71 Best of Essex Resource Directory


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his fall the Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women is celebrating its 35th anniversary, a milestone in its rich history of helping women to gain independence, self-esteem, life skills and career opportunities.

The Center for Women was established in 1981 in response to a need for support for women within Essex County. As Jill Kapleau, the Program Coordinator for the Center for Women explains, “Our Center is an ongoing support system for women whose lives may have taken an unexpected turn. With our help they find the means to move ahead, support themselves and their families, and set a positive example for their children.” The Center for Women has helped thousands of women with computer skills, job searches and personal guidance. Their team of both staff and volunteers helps guide women to the programs they will benefit from the most. All services are confidential. For more information visit, call 973994-4994 or email Programs are nonsectarian and open to all women, regardless of religion.

The Blooming Oven Launches Caveman Crust


ith health conscious people dropping things like wheat, gluten, soy and dairy from their diets everyday, it’s not uncommon for many to seriously miss one of the world’s most beloved foods, pizza. Fortunately, The Blooming Oven has answered the call, recently announcing the launch of Caveman Crust, a pizza crust that is 100% wheat, gluten, soy, nut, GMO free, is Kosher and above all—tastes delicious. The Blooming Oven, which was founded in 2015 by Joseph Castellano and Jill Baer, is located in Wayne. The company has many other healthy, all natural foods in development that are scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2017. Caveman Crust is currently available directly from The Blooming Oven and will be hitting retail stores in the near future. To order call The Blooming Oven, LLC at 1-800-856-7161 or visit them online at:

The Arc of Essex County Opens New Group Home


The open house follows nearly a year of renovations and served as an opportunity to welcome the new residents home. The Arc recognized the individuals and organizations who made the acquisition, renovations, and furnishing possible including Essex County Division of Housing and Community Development, the Township of Roseland, New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities, PwC, Catholic Human Services, and Ralph M. Cestone Foundation.

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ribbon cutting and open house was hosted at The Arc of Essex County’s newest group home for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Roseland on Thursday, August 5. More than 35 neighbors, funders, government officials, and family and friends attended, including Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo and Mayor of Roseland John Duthie.

Left to right: Ben Proce, Member of The Arc of Essex County Board of Directors and Partner, PwC; John Duthie, Mayor of Roseland; Linda Lucas, CEO of The Arc of Essex County; Joe DiVincenzo, Essex County Executive; George Serio, Jr., Director of the Essex County Division of Housing and Community Development.

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reat news for Chinese food aficionados! T.S. Ma Chinese Cuisine, the perennial award winning restaurant from Upper Montclair is opening a second location in Wyckoff, NJ this September. The owners of the original T.S. Ma Chinese Cuisine in Upper Montclair, are extending their reach to Bergen County and will use the same Fresh, Healthy, and Authentic cooking philosophy that has distinguished them above the rest. Their philosophy includes using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients available, as well as making their own lighter, healthier sauces on premise daily in order to accentuate the natural flavors of the dishes. They never use MSG or corn starch in their recipes and stick to Canola oil which is low in saturated fats and cholesterol-free as part of their commitment to executing a health conscious menu. In keeping with the eating habits of todays customers, their menu includes many Gluten-Free and Vegetarian options for those with specific dietary needs.


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Calendar of Events SEPTEMBER 2016 Learn to Paint Expressive Animals Sunday, September 18 Discover the only professional artist’ acrylic that lets you control the drying time. Use Atelier Interactive Acrylics for fast-drying, traditional painting techniques or explore new extended blending techniques from glazing and layering, to building texture. In this class, you will work from photos and you will work with a contemporary color palette of Interactive Acrylics and Mediums. Learn tips to create Expressive Animals. Instruction by Jennifer Von Stein, Resident Artist for Chroma USA. Reservations required. 1-3:30pm Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, 973-669-0995,

Ongoing Events Native American Art Collection Installation of Pueblo Indian Pottery

A installation of American Indian pottery in Rand Gallery highlights the work of Pueblo potters from the Southwest. Focusing both on traditional patterns and centuries-old techniques and innovative approaches by the current generation of established pottery families. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973746-555.

Newark Stories: Four Newarkers Who Made a Difference

This piece of local history about four Newarkers who made a difference features the following key benefactors of the Newark Museum: Lida Clanton Broner, Caroline Bamberger Fuld, Howard W. Hayes and W. Clark Symington. Each of these people brought to the Museum different interests and perspectives, and their collections as well as their ideas helped shape the institution in the first half of the 20th century. Runs thru Jan. 8. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

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The Great Presidential Election Controversy of 1876 Hard fought by Republican candidate Rutherford B. Hayes and Democratic candidate Samuel Tilden, the winner was not decided upon until days before the inauguration in early March of 1877 because of election irregularities in four states. Thomas Nast participated wholeheartedly in this particular election controversy. The exhibition presents the controversy and its outcome through the vivid illustrations Nast created to keep the American public informed. Runs thru Nov. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Upstairs Gallery, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-538-2404.

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Fashion for the Far East: Collecting Chinoiserie This exhibition traces the popularity among early twentieth century collectors for decorative objects made in or inspired by the East through a selection of carpets and porcelain in the Museum’s collection. Runs thru Dec. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Schoolroom Gallery, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-538-2404.

Thursday, September 1 Bruce Hornsby & he Noisemakers Perform

Hornsby and his longtime band The Noisemakers perform from this diverse catalog, from classic hits like “Mandolin Rain” and “The Valley Road” to their recent American Roots-flavored release Rehab Reunion. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Field Trip Tour Greenwood Gardens in search of early fall residents. Explore several habitats, including hardwood forest, conifer stands, ponds and meadows. You will also venture into South Mountain Reservation through the “back door” to see who is stopping over. Led by Dave Hall, Associate Naturalist. 8am-11am. Registration with Greenwood Gardens is required. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills R., Short Hills. 973-2584026.

Muscians Needed The Metropolitan Orchestra of New Jersey, now in its 45th season, is a full symphonic orchestra composed of local musicians, both professional and amateur. Presently, there are openings in the following sections: strings, oboe, English horn, trumpet, French horn, bassoon, contrabassoon and percussion. Rehearsals take place on Mondays (7:309:30pm) at Chatham Middle School from Sept-June. 201-259-2363 or email us at:

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Night Tours Take a guided tour to meet the creatures of the night. Bring a flashlight for the full effect. 7pm. Zoo members only. Pre-registration & pre-payment is required. Turtleback Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800 x221 to register.

Women’s Workshops September programs are: Good Housework Practices: How to Minimize the Struggle; and Medicare Made Clear. Free for NCJW members. $7 for non members. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Liberty Science Center has transformed its backyard into a paleontological dig site for a special, limited-engagement “Dino Dig.” Guests experience a paleontological expedition during the exhibition, working alongside LSC’s Dino Dig Guide Team to discover replica fossils of prehistoric creatures from the late Cretaceous period buried in 35 tons of sand. 10am-2pm through Sept. 5. Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City. 201-200-1000.

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Generations of Genius The best in visual communications from the 1960’s through today. Featuring classic and wonderful creative work from some of the best commercial artists, designers and art directors the world has ever known. An opening reception for the artists will be held on Thurs., Sept 8 from 6-10pm. Runs thru Oct. 1. County College of Morris Art & Design Gallery, Sherman H. Masten Learning Resource Center, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-328-5446.

Computer Classes Computer training is available to all women at all levels. Fee applies. September classes are: Basic EXCEL and Intro to WORD. Please call for dates and times; NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Betty Woodman: In the Garden

Six of the seven cast bronze and hand painted benches created by the acclaimed artist Betty Woodman over the last 17 years are sited amid Italianate garden terraces, ornamental trees and shrubs, and meandering moss-covered paths. The exhibition also includes a unique bronze table and two large decorated outdoor clay flowerpots. All pieces in the exhibit are for sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Greenwood Gardens. Runs thru Nov. 15. Greenwod Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-258-4026.

Art Show An art show and sale highlighting the history of local farms and farm-related artwork in various mediums. In addition to a display of original works of art, the galleries will celebrate the long history of two of Bernards Township’s historic farms: the English Farm in Liberty Corner and Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead in Basking Ridge. Runs thru Sept. 18. Sun. 1-4pm, Mon.– Wed., 101pm. Farmstead Arts, 450 King George Rd., Basking Ridge. 347-927-8748.


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Registration Opens for Fall Watercolor Classes Classes for beginner and intermediate adults and teens are now open for the fall semester in the studio of Margie Samuels. Each class will start with a structured lesson and a specific painting technique followed by studio time to incorporate this newly learned technique into your own artwork. Margie Samuels, 17 Boxwood Drive, West Caldwell. 973-403-9374.

Rainbows Support Group A 9-week support group for children 5 to 12 years old grieving a loss from a life-altering crisis such as death, separation, divorce or other painful transitions. Please call for dates and times; NCJW/ Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973994-4994.

2016 Play Festival Winner “Las Cruces” Production Set in the New Mexico desert, not far from the casinos and the spaceport, an enigmatic story of buried secrets, improbable friendship, and unexpected redemption follows Sheridan, a Connecticut man who has fled his life on the East Coast under mysterious circumstances, and Soledad, the wisecracking, teenage card player he befriends. 8pm. Also Oct 1, 3 & 8pm. Oct. 2, 3pm. Zella Fry Theatre on the Kean University main campus, 1000 Morris Ave., Union. 908737-7469.

2016 Summer Family Camp Out Third annual event with nature focused activities and a camping experience for families with young children ages 4-8yrs. Sat. & Sun. Sept. 10 & 11. (Rain date Oct. 8 & 9) Advanced reservations required. Summit Field, South Mountain Reservation. 844-766-6266. 2016-smr-family-campout

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

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“Mom and Me Yoga” Enjoy a relaxing morning of yoga. Certified yoga instructor Crystal Burt will lead you through a class that will calm the mind, align your spine, stretch your muscles, and let your breath cleanse your spirit. Thursdays through Sept.10 am. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

Marketing Roundtable: A Biz 2.0 Workshop Join fellow business owners in an open forum to share best practices and pick up ideas to add to your marketing arsenal. Moderator: Jackie Schatel. 7-8:30pm. West Orange Public Library, 46 Mt Pleasant Ave., West Orange. 973747-7387.

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Join chef Theresa Merges in creating the perfect picnic. Menu includes: fresh mozzarella stars and tomato salad with balsamic drizzle, baked clams with garlic butter, spicy roasted corn, skirt steak with horseradish cream, red-white and blueberry crumble. 6-9pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Live Music at Suzy Que’s André performs. A full-service BBQ restaurant and bar, featuring live entertainment most nights, and special activities throughout the week. Suzy Que’s, 34 SouthValley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.

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Join an informal 30-minute gallery talks that provide an in-depth examination of one to two works of art on view in the galleries. Tours are led by MAM educators and docents. 2-2:30pm.Galleries are free Noon–5pm the first Friday of every month. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-7465555.

Little Explorers Summer Nature Stroll Enjoy a summer stroll through our wooded wetland and see what you can discover. We’ll take time to stop and explore the wonders of the season. Programs will be held rain or shine. Ages 4 & 5.10-11am. Also Sept. 9. Advance registration required. Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland.

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Grab a camera or phone and stop by for a nature photo scavenger hunt. Visitors can pick up the list, head outside and shoot away. Take a picture of every item, return to the Education Center and pick up your prize. The theme for September is “Back to School”. 9am-3pm. Haggerty Center, 353 E Hanover, Morristown. 973-326-7603.

Sunday, September 4 “Home on the Range” Introductory Western Horseback Ride A brief lesson precedes a one-hour guided trail ride. Riders must be at least 9 years old; participants between the ages of 9-11 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Due to the equipment used for this program, riders must be at least 5’0” tall. Registration open between 9am and 4pm daily, two weeks before the ride. Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, 256 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge. 908-766-5955.

Monday, September 5 Labor Day Paddle Take a leisurely paddle on the Passaic River. Paddlers will enjoy scenery and peacefulness as they paddle up the river and float downstream. Geared for beginners and children 10 and up accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration required. 10:30am-12:30pm or 2-4pm. Meet in the Garibaldi Hall parking lot, 621A Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973228-8776.

Tuesday, September 6 William Paterson University Galleries Ink, Press, Repeat: National Juried Printmaking and Book Art Exhibition juried by Phil Sanders. Free. Runs thru Oct.14. Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm. Open from noon4pm on Sept. 18 and 22. William Paterson University Galleries, East and South Galleries, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-720-2654.

William Paterson University Galleries Armando Guiller: Patterns and Beauty. Free. Runs thru Oct.14. Mon.-Fri. 10am5pm. William Paterson University Galleries, East and South Galleries, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-720-2654.

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Adult Coloring Program Are you stressed? Come to an adult coloring program and color the stress away. All materials and light refreshments provided. 2-3:30pm. Millburn Free Public Library, 200 Glen Ave., Millburn. 973-376-1006.

Digital Device Clinic for All Get free one-on-one support for using your e-reader, tablet, smartphone, or other electronic device. The clinics will take place during the Create Space drop-in hours. Open to adults, teens and children. 5-7pm. Maplewood Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood. 973-762-1622. Join in for fun, relaxation, and camaraderie in the Adult Services alcove, where you can spend an hour or two coloring intricate patterns on your own, or with others. Share your colorful ideas, socialize, and de-stress. Also Sept. 20. 11am–1pm. Madison Public Library, 39 Keep St., Madison. 973-377-0722, Ext. 2.

Verona Park Meditation Circle Join, Intuitive Counselor, Sue Waldman, for a walking meditation at Verona park. Through exercises to stay present and focused, you will experience a taste of the divine. Wear something comfortable bring a yoga mat/ blanket and your walking shoes. Advance Registration Required. 973-857-4357 (HELP). 8-9pm.

2016 Benefit Cabaret Auditions for the Livingston Community Player’s Cabaret are scheduled for Sept. 6th, 7th and 8th. Ages 9-14 will be 7-8pm. Adults 8-10pm. Auditioners are asked to bring sheet music for any Broadway song that they would like to perform. Performances will take place on October 29th and 30th. Northland Community Center, Jefferson Court, Livingston. 973-533-1809.

William Paterson University Galleries Armando Guiller: Patterns and Beauty. Free. Runs thru Oct.14. Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm. William Paterson University Galleries, East and South Galleries, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-720-2654.

Annual Bookmark Contest Begins Theme: “Why You Love Your Library.” Use your imagination to design your own bookmark. The winning bookmarks will be printed and distributed at the library. Students kindergarten through 6th grade are eligible, and four winners will be chosen based on age group. Deadline for design submission is Monday, Sept. 19. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

Wednesday, September 7 Soccer for a Cause Sky Blue FC has formed a partnership with the NOCC to work together to increase awareness, fundraise, and ultimately find a cure for the devastating disease. Join an epic event as Sky Blue takes on the Orlando Pride with Alex Morgan. It will be a fun night to spread ovarian cancer awareness while watching a great game of soccer. Additionally Sky Blue FC will recognize Hailey V., a recent graduate from Bloomsburg University and ovarian cancer survivor. 7-9pm. Yucak Field, 83 Fitch Rd., Piscataway. 862-703-3048.

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This marks the New Jersey premiere of award-winning British playwright, Lolita Chakrabarti’s true-life story of Ira Aldridge, an African-American actor and the first black man to appear as Othello on the London stage. This compelling tale of a pioneer artist from the1800’s is fascinating, heartbreaking, and immensely relevant for our day and age. Runs thru Sept. 25. Call for dates and times. The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. Box office 973-408-5600.

Spend an afternoon in the Factory Building to hear a story and create a mechanical craft. Ages 3-6 with adult. 1-3pm. Wednesdays. Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown. 973-285-6550.

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Legendary singer Johnny Mathis, celebrating his 60th year as a recording artist, returns to perform his greatest hits and personal favorites. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Taught by certified diabetes educators, nurses and nutritionists, and includes four two-hour classes plus a one-hour follow-up class. Topics covered include Diabetes disease process, nutritional management, physical activity, medications, monitoring, prevention, detection, and treatment of acute and chronic complications, goal setting and problem solving, and psychosocial adjustment. Both day and evening courses are available. Also Sept. 14, 21, 28; 10am-Noon. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston. 973-322-2174.

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Crafty Wednesdays Every Wednesday at 11:30 am or 4pm. Themes: 9/7, fun with moon sand; 9/14, pirates; 9/21, emoji masks; 9/28, rainbow painting with puffy paint. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

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The New Jersey Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at Saint Barnabas offers a monthly specialized support group for patients who have had bariatric surgery. Each support group offers additional educational and networking opportunities for participants. We welcome patients who are preparing for surgery as well. Free. Registration required. 6pm. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston. 1-888-724-7123.

A group for those who have experienced a loss during pregnancy or the death of a newborn. 7:30-9pm. Free. Registration required. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston. 973-322-5745.

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Osteoporosis Support Group: Moving Safely During Your Daily Activities Join occupational therapist Carole Andreou, MAOTH, CHT, from the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, who will show safe ways to move about during your daily life. 11am-Noon. Free. Register required. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston. 973-322-7830.

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Women’s Club of Upper Montclair Meeting The Needlework Group of the WCUM meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Members knit, crochet and distribute their handiwork throughout area communities to schools, hospitals, nursing homes and women’s shelters. Women’s Club of Upper Montclair, 200 Cooper Ave., Montclair. Call 973338-4195 to join the group.

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Open Mic Night Showcasing Montclair’s Finest Talent; Hosted by Robbie Hartnett of Tip Canary. Also Sept. 22. 9pm. Tierney’s Tavern. 136-138 Velley Rd., Montclair.



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Dubbed “the land of diners,” New Jersey’s highways and main streets are dotted with silver airstreams and neon signs of the classic American diner. Moreover, New Jersey was and still is the diner manufacturing industry’s hub. This exhibition explores the rich history of the Garden State’s favorite casual eatery through classic photographs and historical artifacts. Runs thru Dec. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Written by Alfred Uhry, the play is set in 1939 Atlanta, where a GermanJewish family is preparing for ballyhoo, an upper-class cotillion. An unexpected visitor arrives, causing the family to reexamine their beliefs and the identities that they have come to accept as their own. Fridays & Saturdays throughout Sept. 8pm. Matinee performances are on Sept.11, 18 and 24. Curtain for evening shows is 8pm, and for matinees, 2pm. Nutley Little Theatre Barn, 47 Erie Place, Nutley. 212-868-4444.

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he ‘Best of Essex’ contest is all about appreciating our locally owned, independent businesses—and now we are turning it into a huge charitable giving event as well,” explains “Best of Essex” Founder David Black. Starting with this years contest and continuing with 2017, nominees can use the “Best of Essex” contest to benefit and raise awareness for their favorite local charities. Each person who votes in the “Best of Essex” contest receives a “Voter Receipt” from the business they voted for. For example, Calandra’s Bakery, nominated in five categories, will donate a loaf of bread to M.E.N.D. (Meeting Emergency Needs with Dignity), an organization serving Essex County food banks and residents in need, for every Calandra’s Bakery Voter Receipt turned in to them. “We encourage ‘Best of Essex’ nominees to take advantage of the contest’s popularity,” said Black. “This is an ideal way to create good will with customers, and at the same time, strengthen and support our community.” For further information, businesses and local nonprofits can email, or call 973-276-1688.

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hen a company has the word “supreme” in its name, it must feel pretty confident in its abilities. When that company has been in business for nearly a century, its confidence is justified. Since 1921, Supreme Energy, Inc. has been meeting the heating and fuel supply needs for both residential and commercial clients throughout Northern New Jersey. Based in Orange, Supreme Energy was originally a coal supplier and over the past 95 years, the company has truly become a full service energy provider. Its wide range of services include HVAC repairs and new equipment installation, as well as reliable heating oil delivery, and stand-by generator installation and maintenance. Businesses can also utilize Supreme Energy for their natural gas and electricity supply, giving them a money-saving option to the utility company. President Deborah Fineman sees this diversification as a major reason for the company’s success, but acknowledges the company’s founding roots still carry significant importance: “Essex County still

has many old homes which use oil heat, so we’ve offered oil almost from the start. We’ve adapted over the years to service homes that use natural gas, so no matter the system type, we’re ready to serve all customers.” A more recent addition to Supreme’s line-up is the installation and servicing of generators. Dominic Valli, Marketing and Oil/HVAC Sales Manager explains, “Right after Hurricane Sandy in 2012, we had a surge in requests for standby whole home generators. What we see now is customers needing to maintain these units with regular tune-ups: oil and filter changes, new batteries and spark plugs. It’s really no different from auto maintenance. You want to keep this important investment operational for when the next storm or outage hits.” On the subject of maintenance, Valli notes that fall is the perfect time for homeowners to get their heating systems ready for winter. He says, “We offer our customers 24/7 emergency response, but you should not wait until the first very cold or snowy day to find out that your

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A free support group for those with Parkinson’s and other neuromuscular/movement disorders. Registration required. 1:30-2:30pm. JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-322-5620.

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6:30 reception followed by 7:30 screening. A Q/A with Jamie Bernstein, film co director and daughter of Leonard Bernstein will be after the screening. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Back-to-School Social Celebrate Back-to-School season with an afternoon of music and goodies starting at 4pm. Performancwe by The “Super Duper” Baze will perform. Build your own ice cream sundaes. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

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The universe is packed with extreme objects an events. In this series explore, the biggest, hottest, and most amazing things you can find. Visit black holes, supernovae, colliding galaxies, and others—all of which push the edge of understanding and imagination. Ages 8 and up. 7pm. Longo Planetarium, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-3285000.

This African American Genealogy Meetup Group was started to support and share sources of information for family tree research. Multiple sources include the census, DNA, workshops, and guest speakers. The group’s name is “Sankofa,” a Ghanian word meaning ” to go back for that which you have forgotten.” How can we know where we are going if we don’t know where we’ve been? The group is open to all. 2-4pm. Montclair Public Library, Conference Room, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

Saturday, September 10 The Robert Cray Band Performs Open ears and an open mind are the essence of five-time Grammy-winning singer, guitarist and songwriter Robert Cray’s approach to writing, recording and playing music. The Blues Hall of Fame inductee has created a sound that rises from American roots and remains fresh and familiar. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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This exhibit explores the dialogue between Taylor Pickett’s artwork and that of renowned French artist Henri Matisse. Held in the Museum’s Roberts and Rotunda galleries, the exhibition features 76 collages, as well as 4 hand-made books. Runs thru June 2017. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair.973-746-5555.

2016 South Mountain Reservation Family Campout The goal of this experience is to gently immerse families with young children in nature and to provide them with the tools to take the next steps toward further exploration on their own. The agenda is intentionally spaced out, with unstructured time sprinkled throughout. Families are encouraged to venture out on mini-excursions of their own or simply hang out around their campsites and relax. Also Sept.11. Rain date Oct. 8-9.

El Gran Combo Performs El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, commonly known as El Gran Combo, is a Puerto Rican Salsa music orchestra. It is the king of the classic Salsa rhythm and a source of pride for all Puerto Ricans. El Gran Combo has a reputation as a powerful live band, and its extraordinary choreography inspires spontaneous dance fever. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Day of Community Service The public is invited to join us for a day of community service at the Crane House and Historic YWCA. Staff will host outdoor service activities such as gardening, chicken care, and cleaning the gazebo for painting. 10am-Noon. Israel Crane House, 108 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

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Tucked away in a roomy section of the Milky Way is an average star, surrounded by a small collection of eight planets, hundreds of moons, and uncountable asteroids and comets. They just appear as tiny specks from far away, but in this series of programs focused on our Solar System, you’ll see that each of them has a remarkable, unique story to tell. Ages 6 and up.5pm. Longo Planetarium, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-3285000.

A storytelling series featuring fun myths and legends from around the world and throughout history. The whole family will enjoy the engaging tales told in the program perfect for every age. 3pm. Ages 4 and up. Longo Planetarium, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-3285000.

The 280 Project Staged Readings of Three Commissioned Short Plays. “How do you live a whole life in a city that has been cut in two?” Readings of Three Commissioned Short Plays exploring the impact and legacy of Interstate 280 on our community. By Phoebe Farber, Doriane Leigh Swain, and Andrea Clinton. 3pm. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-395-5551.

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Explore the Farm Wagon Ride Enjoy a leisurely wagon ride through the farm. Make a special Independence Day craft. 10:15am-Noon. Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown. 973-285-6550.

Live Outdoor Music Concert These shows feature local bands and nationally known artists and the proceeds from these shows help fight hunger in our community. The purpose of this event is to increase awareness of the organization and the work they do. Sponsored By Recreation Department. Noon-10pm. Maplecrest Park and the Maplecrest Skate House, Maplewood.

Photo Presentation Mr. Andrew Wander, author of “Stately Homes of Montclair”, will show striking pictures of houses as he takes you on a “tour” inside and outside some of these magnificent homes. Light refreshments will be served. 11:30am. Cedar Grove Free Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

MAM Lawn Party Enjoy performances by over 20 local bands and performers, family-friendly activities, and food vendors serving a variety of delicious fare. Noon-5pm. Outside on the lawn, Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Sunday, September 11 For the beginner to intermediate player, taught by Lou Ruina, golf professional. Also Sept. 17, 24 & Oct. 8, 3:15-4:45pm. Small group classes. East Orange Golf Course, 440 Parsonage Hill Rd., Short Hills. 908-273-3330, ext 1152 or email

9/11 Essex Remembers 8am. Chamber music at the site until 2pm. Essex County Eagle Rock Reservation, Essex County Eagle Rock 9/11 Memorial, Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange. 973-621-4400.

South Mountain International Blues Festival Seven years ago Mike Griot, an Essex County based musician and promoter specializing in the blues circuit, founded the South Mountain International Blues Festival to raise awareness of the Blues, which has been described as “the classical music of America.” The annual free Blues Festival showcases local blues artists from the Tri City Area. 10am-7pm. South Mountain Reservation, Cherry Lane, West Orange.

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“Book Arts Roundtable.” Exhibit by talented artistmembers of a group that was established to encourage the love of book and paper arts as well as to create a forum for the exchange of ideas and information about books. Reception 11 am-1pm. JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-530-3413.

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America’s Beloved Tenor Performs Former New York City police officer Daniel Rodriguez helped to bring America an uplifting spirit of hope with his stirring rendition of “God Bless America” in the wake of the 2001 World Trade Center terrorist attacks. “America’s Beloved Tenor” performs an inspiring concert on the 15th anniversary of 9/11. 3pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

DONOVAN 50th Anniversary Tour Donovan, music legend and one of the world’s most consummate solo performers, makes a stop at SOPAC on the 50th Anniversary Tour of Sunshine Superman. Donovan’s hit single “Sunshine Superman” reached #1 on The Billboard Charts in 1966 and his album of the same name is considered a classic masterpiece. 7:30pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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This event will feature a “specialty foods” sections, demonstrations from some of the artisans, a free jazz concert, great food from the many gourmet food vendors, over 125 exhibitors selling their creations and a free hands on craft section for the children. 10am-5pm. Chatham Train Station, 30 Fairmount Ave., off Main St., Chatham.

Religious School Open House Join a 9/11 Memorial Service at 10am, then Tour the school and meet the new director Michael Melasky. Open house is 10:30am-Noon. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

Drop by MAM’s new Helen & Bill Geyer Art Studio to explore a range of art materials and processes with a seasoned MAM studio instructor. Activities based on artwork on view. Stop by for 20 minutes or stay for an hour and leave with your very own masterpiece.Sundays, 1-4pm thru June 25. Free with Museum admission. 973746-5555.

Remembrance Evening Prayer & Labyrinth Walk The service will offer prayers, music and an opportunity to walk an outdoor labyrinth and remember that tragic day, September 11, in US history. 7pm. Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit (36 Gould Street), Verona. (continued on page 30)

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Watercolor demonstration by Robert Heyer. 2-4pm. Livingston Senior Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave., Livingston. 973-994-1597.

Art Exhibit Lorraine DeProspo, painting and Ellen Hark, mixed media. Gaelen Juried Show award winners. Reception 11am-1pm. Gaelen Gallery East, JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973530-3413.

Fall Art Exhibit “A Collection of Color” featuring, mother and daughter duo. Paintings of Ellie Culver and photography by Colleen Kirton. Presented by Art League of the Chathams. Runs thru Dec. 06. LundtGlover Gallery, Chatham Twp. Municipal Building, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham.

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Bring your kids for tours and activities designed for the family. Monthly activities will be posted on the website. Free. 1-4pm. Montclair Historical Society, 108 Orange Rd., Montclair.

Private Horse Hunter Pace Teams of two or three riders are invited to ride a well-marked course at least six miles in length, with more than 30 fences up to 3’ in height. The first team will depart at 9am and the last team must be at the starting gate by 1pm. Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, 256 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge. 908-766-5955.

Sunday Breakfast Cooking Class

Arts/Theater Lobby Painings by Cindy Klein. Reception 11am-1pm. JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-530-3413.

Monday, September 12 Maplewood Health Department Free Adult Health Clinic Staffed by Health Dept. Registered Nurse, providing blood pressure screening, weight measurement, health and medication counseling, carotid bruits screening, diabetes/metabolic risk assessments are needed and referrals as appropriate. File of Life Kits are also available for residents.10am-Noon. For an appointment call 973-7628120, ext. 4300. Walk-ins welcome. Town Hall, 574 Valley St., Maplewood. 973-762-8120 x4200.

DIY Day This month’s project: glass marble magnets. The perfect locker accessory. 4pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

Discussion at the Library Professionals in Transition: Is owning and operating a franchise right for you? 10am. Maplewood Hilton Branch Library,1688 Springfield Ave., Maplewood.

Monday Morning Yoga Taking inspiration from the magnificent natural beauty around us, we flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. Bring your own mat. 9:30am–10:45am. Mondays. Instructor: Jennifer Hondru-Celestin. others per class. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

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Join chef Theresa Merges and participate while learning to cook a yummy breakfast. Menu includes: banana sushi bites, fruity stuffed pacos (pancake tacos), berry parfaits, toad in a whole wheat hole, orange vanilla crème smoothies. 10am-Noon. 5-8yrs w/parent. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Book groups are wonderful way for individuals to share their love of reading and books with other readers. Readers are encouraged to attend the session that best fits their schedule. First Monday of the month. Registration recommended. 7pm. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. 973-667-0405.

“Colorific” Photography Exhibit

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“Excuse Me Your Life Is Waiting” Seminar

The New Jersey Photography Forum’s annual “Colorific” fine art photography exhibit is a Fiesta of color. The “Colorific” photography exhibit has become a vibrant annual affair at the MPAC that helps kick off the new season of performances and activities at the theatre. A special Artists Reception/Meet and Greet will be held on Sept.18 from 3-5pm. The wine and snack reception is free and open to the public. MAYO Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Project H.O.P.E. Fall Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Patients Excel) Presents Navigating Your Care After Cancer Treatment. Sept. 20: Understanding Long-Term and Late Effects of Treatment. Sept. 27: The Benefits of Exercise for Cancer Survivors. 6:30-8pm. Free. Registration required. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute, Leon & Toby Cooperman Jewish Community Center (JCC) MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-322-2671.

Based on the book by Lynn Grabhorn, “Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting”, the seminar will review 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. The class will have discussion material, meditations, and exercises. 8-9:30pm. Advanced Registration. Verona Location. 973-857-4357 (HELP).

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Wednesday, September 14

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Beginner Bridge Lessons Learn bridge by playing bridge. The first 6 lessons are free with free instruction book. Choose from two sessions—Wed. mornings at 9:10am OR Wed. evenings at 6:30pm. Essex Bridge Center, 95 West Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston. 973-535-9262.

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 served. 2-3:30pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Movie: 45 Years

If you’re thinking of joining a synagogue, this is the time. Temple Sholom of West Essex is a very special place, loved for its inclusive and welcoming congregation. Come see what’s new: • New Cantor • New Religious School Director • New Youth Group Leader • New Year of Religious School for K-12 (starts Sept. 13) • New Year (and Rosh Hashanah) tickets now available

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Come enjoy an early evening movie along with some light refreshments. 45 Years is a 2015 romantic drama film about a couple celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary who receives shattering news. 5:15pm. Cedar Grove Free Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

Thursday, September 15 Reeves-Reed Arboretum presents “Down the Shore”

Sounds of a Summer’s Night “The Massive Reggae Band” will bring the “Concerts-in-theGarden” summer series to a close. Specializing in reggae idioms with continuous music and infectious vibes, so grab your dancing shoes and be ready to rock. 7-8pm. Reeves-Reed Arboretum,165 Hobart Ave., Summit.

Baby & Child CPR Class Led by Lieutenant Kishan Patel of the Roseland First Aid Squad. Class lasts about 2 hours, and participants will be certified. Activities provided for children of moms or caretakers who would like to attend. 4pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

Time to grab your pals for some fun in the virtual sun as you view the latest exhibit “Down the Shore”, photographs by Mary Shadbolt. Check out images of beautiful sunsets, colorful beach bikes, distant lighthouses, carnival rides, the hurdy gurdy of the boardwalk, and endless, windswept paths leading to an inviting horizon. “Meet the artist” reception on Sept. 15, from 6-8pm. Runs thru Oct. 17. Hat Tavern, Grand Summit Hotel, 570 Springfield Ave., Summit.




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Stories, Film Clips and Fun Comedy icons Don Rickles and Regis Philbin have been friends for over half a century. Don’t miss these two world-class funny men go mano-a-mano as the two share hilarious stories about their remarkable careers. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Matthew Sweet Performs

Monthly Conservancy Meeting

Matthew Sweet spent the 1980s as an unappreciated jangle Pop guitarist with Oh-OK and Lloyd Cole, as well as a solo artist. In 1991, with the release his third album entitled Girlfriend, he emerged as the leading figure of the American Power Pop revival. 7:30pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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

“La Bella Musica” Performs

Daughters of Israel’s Casino Night Fundraiser

A quartet of local residents, who came together to celebrate their love of traditional Italian music, share their renditions of classic regional compositions. Enjoy a relaxing and carefree evening with this talented quartet. 7pm. Cedar Grove Free Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

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Breath of Life Gala Featuring a night of Bourbon and Diamonds, the gala benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening, Shannon Hogan, Host and Reporter for MSG Networks covering the Islanders, will lead the celebration of the heroes in our community who are working to provide a hopeful future for those living with cystic fibrosis (CF). During the cocktail hour, guests will enjoy tastings of the following bourbons:1792, Bird Dog Whiskey, Buffalo Trace and Claremont Distillery. 6pm. Eagle Rare Pleasantdale Chateau, 757 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange. 973-656-9200.

Chaired by Thelma Florin, the event will include gourmet hors d’oeuvres, a lavish cocktail reception and open bar. Dietary laws will be observed. In addition to casino games, the event will feature a Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament with a $2,500 Borgata gift card as the grand prize (pre-registration is required). 6pm. Crystal Plaza, 305 W Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973-400-3360.

The question is always, ‘What needs to be done to make marketing more effective?” This presentation enumerates strategies and action plans needed to improve marketing effectiveness and contribute to faster revenue growth. Presenter: Nina Tucker, Noesis Marketing. 7-8:30pm. West Orange Public Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave., West Orange. 973-747-7387. (continued on page 34)

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Friday, September 16

Tommy James & The Shondells With Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals

Kenny Rogers: The Gambler’s Last Deal Final World Tour

The music of Tommy James is heard continuously, every day, in every country in the world: on radio, television or a film soundtrack. For legendary singer-songwriter, Felix Cavaliere, making people feel good is primary to his illustrious 50-year career that includes the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriter Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and Grammy Hall of Fame. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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For nearly six decades, Kenny Rogers has endeared music lovers around the globe with his amazing songs, heartfelt performances, distinctive voice, gift for storytelling and universal appeal. Special Guest Linda Davis. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Moon Over Buffalo This madcap comedy centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950’s. On the brink of a disastrous splitup caused by George’s affair with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom. Visit web for dates. Studio Players, 14 Alvin Place, Montclair. 973-744-9752.

Performance by Valarie. A full-service BBQ restaurant and bar, featuring live entertainment most nights, and special activities throughout the week. Suzy Que’s, 34 South Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.

Book Review Breakfast The Summit College Club Branch of the American Association of University Women welcomes Governor Whitman who will discuss her book, “It’s My Party Too”, and outline her vision for a new Republican Party. Continental Breakfast will be served at 8:30am. Mrs. Whitman will speak at 9am. Public invited. The American Association of University Women promotes equity for all women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. Lile Hall, Christ Church, 561 Springfield Ave., Summit.

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Dan Bern Performs Dan Bern is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, novelist and painter. His music is often compared to that of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Bruce Springsteen, Phil Ochs and Elvis Costello. Opening for Dan Bern: Jason Darling. 8-10:30pm. Outpost in the Burbs. The Sanctuary at UCC, 67 Church St., Montclair.

Art Exhibition The BrassWorks Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Steven Rushefsky: BRIGHTS. Orchestrating a give-andtake between drawing and painting, Rushefsky populates canvases with figures, interiors, gardens and architecture. He brings an at-times studious, at-times playful, and always modern perspective to what are traditionally tightly drawn subjects. Brassworks Gallery, 105 Grove St., Montclair. 917-596-8844.

New Season of Senior Happening The brown bag lunch starts at Noon. Dessert and coffee will be served by the Friends of the Library until 12:45pm. The entertainment, featuring Dr. Dubious and the Agnostics, a Dixieland Jazz band, will begin at 1pm. Livingston Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. 973-992-4600.




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Bill Staines at The Minstrel Hudson Valley Sally opens. 7:45-10:30pm. Handicapped accessible; Free parking. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489.

Saturday, September 17 Gatsby Gala Event This festive event will offer guests a preview of the upcoming exhibition, Jersey Spirits: Prohibition from Flappers to Bootleggers. The Gala will begin with cocktails, followed by dinner provided by Laurence Craig Catering and dancing to music from the Anthony St. James Orchestra. The evening includes a live auction featuring a week at a Jumby Bay villa in Antigua, a gold and pink tourmaline bracelet, a week at a vacation home in the Adirondacks, and more. 6pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3701.

Centennial Photo Exhibit Cocktail Party The Exhibit will feature historic photos of the Van Vleck property, town and community dating back 100 years. Artifacts will include vintage turn of the century bicycles and handpicked items from the Charles Schultz House Montclair property. 6pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752. (continued on page 44)

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Private & Independent School Open House Resource


ew Jersey parents are fortunate to have a wealth of options for their children’s education. Here is a sampling of local area private and independent schools along with open house dates. These open houses provide insider information and answer questions about nearly every aspect of the school. If you’re considering a private or independent school for your child, they’re well worth your time. Academy of Saint Elizabeth

Aquinas Academy

2 Convent Road,Convent Station, NJ 07961 973-290-5200 Contact: Kathleen Thomas, Director of Admissions E-mail: Age Group: High School - Girls Open House: October 2, 2016, 1pm; October 13, 2016, 7pm; November 10, 2016, 7pm Admission Testing: October 15, 2016, 8am; November 12, 2016, 8am

388 S. Livingston Avenue, Livingston 973-992-1587 Contact: Mr. John Cohrs, Principal or Mrs. Gloria Castucci Open House: October 25 and November 16 9-11am and 6-7:30pm

The mission of The Academy of Saint Elizabeth - a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth - is to promote the disciplines of academic excellence and moral responsibility within a nurturing faith community.

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471 Main Street, Little Falls 973-785-1919 Principal: Marguerite Freeman Age Group: Grade 9–12 and L.I.F.E. Academy: 18-21 (Living Independently 4 Ever) Open House: October 5, 2016; January 11, 2017; February 15, 2017; March 22, 2017; and May 17, 2017

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12 Hollywood Avenue, Fairfield 973-439-1919 Principal: Wendy McNeill Age Group: Kindergarten–Grade 8 Open House: October 18, 2016; January 18, 2017; and March 7, 2017

Banyan Elementary School and High School are private, non-profit, state-approved schools for students who learn differently. Our primary focus is the development and reinforcement of reading, language and communication skills. With small classes, individualized attention, integrated assistive technology and a talented, dedicated staff, we are committed to establishing the foundation that students need for 815_CraigOpenHouse4.144x4.986_Layout 1 learning. 8/19/16 8:03 PM Page 1

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Tower Hill Road - Mt Lakes, NJ 973-334-1295 Contact: Debra Gallo E-mail: Age group: Grade 2-8 Open House: September 20; October 11; November 15; January 10, 2017; March 14, 2017 and May 9, 2017. Presentations will begin promptly at 10am followed by a tour of the facility.

The mission of the Craig High School is to provide to our students a strategy-based, comprehensive and challenging school experience that acknowledges their learning disabilities, builds on their aptitudes, and strengthens their self-awareness and self-esteem. We help our parents assess their child’s true potential and understand the nature of learning disabilities, and provide our families an internal support network within the Craig community.

The mission of the Craig School is to provide to our students a strategy-based, comprehensive and challenging school experience that acknowledges their learning disabilities, builds on their aptitudes, and strengthens their selfawareness and self-esteem. We help our parents assess their child’s true potential and understand the nature of learning disabilities, and provide our families an internal support network within the Craig community.

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Far Brook School 52 Great Hills Road, Short Hills 973-379-3442 Contact: Mikki Murphy, Admissions E-mail: Age group: 3-15 (Pre-K - Grade 8) Open House: October 26, 8:30am-Noon Small Group Tours: November 18, November 29, January 6, 2017, January 10, 2017, 8:15-10:30am Discover an inspired childhood at Far Brook School, an independent, coeducational day school for 240 students from Pre-K through Grade Eight. Liberal arts and sciences are integrated with creative arts in our progressive approach to education. Far Brook’s theme-based curriculum sparks then nurtures curiosity and equips students with the skills and habits of mind needed for success in their lifelong learning journeys. Our new state of the art Music & Arts Building and Kronthal Science & Environmental Center provide exceptional learning spaces and direct access to the Schoolyard Wetlands Habitat. Student-faculty ratio is 6 to 1. Visit our campus and discover Far Brook.

First Presbyterian Church Nursery School 326 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-226-6674 Contact: Kathleen Carlson E-mail: Age Group: 2½ to 6 years old Open House: January 11, 9:30-11am and 7-8pm At First Presbyterian Church Nursery School, we are committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment that encourages exploration and creativity. We strive to find the talents and interests inside each child and provide exceptional teachers who inspire our students with the wonders around them.

Golda Och Academy Wilf Lower School Campus 122 Gregory Avenue, West Orange 973-602-3700 Age Group: PreK- Grade 12 PreK/Kindergarten/ First Grade Open House: November 1, 9:30–11am (At the Wilf Lower School Campus)


Eric F. Ross Upper School Campus 1418 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-763-3600 9th Grade Open House: September 25, 10am–noon (at the Eric F. Ross Upper School Campus) The preeminent preparatory school in New Jersey for Jewish Education, Golda Och Academy unlocks the potential of their students by cultivating their critical thinking skills and nurturing their intellectual curiosity through the study of the humanities, sciences, Judaics and creative arts.

HudsonWay Immersion School 587 Springfield Avenue, Summit 908-598-8088 Contact: Tracie Xiong E-mail: Age Group: 2½ - 12 Open House: November 9; December 2; January 20, 2017 and February 15, 2017 At HudsonWay Immersion School, our mission is to help build the knowledge, skills, and character of our students so they can one day become meaningful, global contributors and citizens of the world. Our immersion approach enables students

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to learn content in two languages, empowering them to become bilingual, bi-cognitive and bi-cultural.

Kent Place School 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901 908-273-0900 Contact: Julia Wall, Director of Admission & Financial Aid E-mail: Age group: Preschool, coed; Kindergarten-Grade 12, all girls Open House Registration: Open House: October 22, 9-11am Preschool & Kindergarten (children welcome); October 23, 1-3pm All School (Preschool - Grade 12); November 20, 1-3pm All School (Preschool - Grade 12) Info Sessions: December 6, 9-11am Middle & Upper School (Grades 6-12); December 8, 9:30-11:30am Primary School (Preschool - Grade 5) Founded in 1894, Kent Place School is New Jersey’s only independent, nonsectarian, college preparatory day school for girls, with a co-educational junior pre-kindergarten and pre-kindergarten. Small classes, individualized college counseling, state of the art technology, leadership development, interscholastic athletics and diverse options in the fine arts define a Kent Place education.

Lacordaire Academy 155 Lorraine Avenue, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 973-744-1156 ext. 12 Contact: Joan Hearst, Director of Admissions Email: All Academy Open House: Sunday, October 2, 1-3 pm Be a Freshman For a Day Thursday, October 13, 8am-Noon Lacordaire Academy is an independent college preparatory school rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition serving a diverse student body; coed Pre-K through 8 and young women in grades 9-12. A challenging curriculum combines academics, athletics, appreciation of the arts and community service to empower students to develop their own gifts and talents. They accomplish their mission by working in a collaborative manner engaging the entire Lacordaire community. Sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell NJ. (continued on page 40)

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PreK-3 to Grade 8 OPEN HOUSE DATES: October 25th and November 16th 9-11am and 6-7:30pm



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Montclair Cooperative School 65 Chestnut Street, Montclair 973-783-4955 Contact: Jackie Yarmo, Director of Admissions E-mail: Age Group: Preschool-Grade 8 Open House: Tuesday, October 4 and Thursday, November 10 from 9:30-11am Montclair Cooperative School is a community of students, teachers and parents who are dedicated to creating a diverse and nurturing environment where children flourish intellectually and where they develop exceptional academic and social skills along with a deep sense of community responsibility.

Morristown-Beard School 70 Whippany Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 973-539-3032 Contact: Rob Mitchell, Director of Admission, Meg Ahern, Director of Financial Aid and Middle School Admission E-mail: Age group: Middle School grades 6-8; Upper School grades 9-12 Within a culture of support and collaboration, Morristown-Beard School students discover and develop their individual pathways to academic success and personal fulfillment while becoming enlightened, morally responsible citizens of the world.


Mount Saint Dominic Academy 3 Ryerson Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 973-226-0660 Director of Admission: Mrs. Pauline Condon 973-226-0660 ext. 1114 E-Mail: Age Group: Grade 9-12 Open House: September 25, Noon; October 26, 6:30pm; April 26, 6:30pm


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Join your friends as you prepare for college and for life at Mount Saint Dominic Academy, an independent Catholic college prep school for young women. Here, students from a variety of ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds are encouraged to realize their individual gifts and talents through the Dominican pillars of prayer, study, community and mission – the call to make the world a better place.

Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child 44 Blackburn Road, Summit 908-522-8109 Contact: Suzanne Kimm Lewis E-mail: Age group: Kindergarten-Grade 12 Open House: Upper School—October 1 and November 5, 9:30 am; Lower School November 2, December 7, January 11, 2017, February 1, 2017, and March 8, 2017, 9:30am School Tours: November 16, 9:30 Middle School; December 7, 4:30pm Upper School

The Peck School 247 South Street Morristown 973-5398660, ext. 117 Contact: Erin Ceder, Director of Admissions & Financial Aid E-mail: Age Group: Kindergarten-Grade 8 Open House: October 15, 10am-Noon; November 13, 1-3pm In life, knowledge must be guided by values. Our commitment to character formation and high academic standards builds the capacity for disciplined learning and consideration of others. With dedicated faculty and families, we prepare our students to succeed in secondary school and to lead healthy, productive, and principled lives.

Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit, NJ, JudeoChristian in heritage, Roman Catholic in teaching and worship, is a coed, private, Catholic elementary school for grades kindergarten through 6, and an all-girls middle and high school for grades 7 through 12.

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Trinity Academy 235 Bloomfield Ave. Caldwell 973-226-3386 ext. 10 Contact: Mrs. Mary N. Cassels, Principal E-mail: Open House Registration: openhouse Age Group: Pre-K3 & Pre-K4, Full Day Kindergarten, Grade 1-8 Open House: October 30, Noon-2:30pm; February 12, Noon2:30pm; March 26, Noon-2:30pm; April 30, Noon-2:30pm (includes Petting Zoo) Private Tours available anytime, call for appointment Trinity Academy is a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence & Middle States Accredited pre-K to grade 8 Catholic school. Trinity’s mission is to provide students with a challenging academic environment while educating the whole person in the Catholic tradition. Trinity Academy offers small class sizes, flexible Pre-K with before and after care, a full-day Kindergarten program, and a nurturing environment that allows every child to thrive.

Winston Preparatory School 901 Route 10 East, Whippany, NJ 07981 973-500-6496 Contact: Erica Piche, MA, CCC-SLP, Assistant Head of School and Admissions Director E-mail: Age Group: Grade 2-12 Open House: September 8, 7pm and October 18, 9am At WPS they view each student as a unique individual learner who has potential and is able to learn. It is also important to them that their work is grounded in research regarding how people learn and the learning differences that cause students to struggle. They begin their understanding by looking through a neuropsychological lens based on decades of research on learning and cognition. This is just the first step. It is important that they understand both who their students are as learners, as well as who they are as people. WPS students have some notable gifts, and their individual approach allows them to explore and develop these gifts. Everything they do is based on this in-depth understanding of each individual student.

Looking for an exciting, hands-on program for your child? The First Presbyterian Church Nursery School in Caldwell, has a strong literature and project-based curriculum. Our teachers strive to find the talents and interests within each child and inspire them to explore the wonders around them.

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Ask the Expert By Drew Cayman, photo by Dan Epstein

Making Each School Year Greater Than the Last


math educator of 25 years, Jodi Ralston, owner of and instructor at the Mathnasium Learning Centers in Chatham, Summit, Westfield and Livingston, continues her series discussing mathematics education beginning at home, continuing at school and moving beyond to build strength in numbers here in New Jersey and across the US. Jodi (seen right with husband, James) favors a highly individualized curriculum tailored to each student’s specific needs over classroom group instruction. In this series of articles, Jodi shares her love of teaching and expertise, answering some of the most frequent questions she gets in her centers each day from parents wanting to do more to assure their children’s academic success.


What can I do if my child does not have “the math gene”? Effort is the key to success. Research by Carol Dweck, a Stanford psychologist, shows that students with a “fixed mindset” (where intelligence is perceived to be purely innate) are at a significant disadvantage compared to students with a “growth mindset” (where intelligence is thought of as cultivated through effort). These underlying beliefs about our own intellectual capabilities have an obvious impact on motivation, participation and overall academic performance. Students who are taught that the brain is like a muscle that grows stronger with use are much more willing to take risks when learning new subjects and mastering the underlying topics. In contrast, students who believe the brain is static see failure as threatening to their sense of giftedness or self-worth. Like sculpting one’s own physique through exercise, students who see their own minds as always capable of learning new subjects (given sufficient effort and practice) are much less likely to give up when trying to master each topic despite challenges and failures along the way.

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What can I do so that my child is not frustrated learning math? While it is natural to want to shield a child from frustration or tedium while learning, it is important to remember that struggle is an integral part of the learning process. Students who are encouraged to have a growth mindset, who see the value in learning mathematics, and who are provided supporting resources are more likely to persevere with the tenacity necessary to succeed ―at math and in life. Learning math is not simply about getting right answers. It is about developing the thinking processes needed to solve problems. Often it takes time to explore topics, investigate problem-solving strategies, reason through possibilities, and justify solutions.


Learning need not be left to magic or happenstance; it can be quite willfully accomplished with no wand nor gene at hand. Too often academic shortfalls are attributed to some genetic limitations of our own makeup or any pedagogical inadequacies of our teachers. Believing such leaves a more important life lesson missed in our formative years; that is, the process of learning and mastery is owned by each of us throughout our lives. Here our mistakes and failures should be seen and celebrated as a right of passage to better understanding―not summarily dismissed as limitations of either ourselves or our teachers. Students who understand learning in this manner view mistakes not as personal indictments or abject failures, but rather as new opportunities to learn again and master more.


elieving strongly that every child has the ability to be more successful when afforded a solid understanding of mathematics, Jodi launched her Mathnasium Learning Centers here locally seven years ago with husband, James. Their success comes from teaching mathematics in a way that makes sense to each child as an individual learner. As Jodi notes, “When math makes sense, kids excel―in the classroom at school, and beyond in life― whether struggling today or looking to get further ahead.”

How can I get my child to realize that learning mathematics is important? Students often need help understanding why and how math is relevant to both their short- and long-term goals. They need to see that math skills and knowledge have value to them personally. Mathematics is a gateway to understanding many other subjects at school as well as a requirement for pursuing many careers in life. Finding connections between “school math” and “real life” is the key. For example, sports, music, shopping, cooking all use math, and when students are helped to see these connections, they are more motivated to learn mathematics.


What resources are available for developing mathematical skills and understanding? Today’s connected world offers many excellent resources to supplement a child’s classroom education. While most schools offer enrichment classes or clubs focused on or relating to math, online resources such as Khan Academy or MIT’s OpenCourseWare now abound and can be a good fit for some motivated students. Beyond the many free resources available, an after-school, weekend or summer Jodi Ralston, Mathnasium program tailored to individual needs may be a better adjunct to your 973-377-6284 child’s regular classroom instruction.

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13th Anuual ‘OSPAC Jazz & Brew Fest’ This year’s festival, with headliner Jeff Bradshaw, will feature an eclectic array of performers across varied styles and genres, from jazz legends to R&B royalty. With R&B and jazz sensation Alyson Williams, West Orange greats Nat Adderley Jr. and Jan Carden and Montclair’s Jazz House Kids as part of the lineup, one of New Jersey’s mostpopular jazz festivals will host live musical performances by top artists both local and national. Noon-8pm. Ospac, 4 Boland Drive, West Orange. 973-6697385.

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

An action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters. Join Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and more in an all singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and muddy puddles. 2 & 5pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Live Music at Suzy Que’s Performance by Moodswings. A fullservice BBQ restaurant and bar, featuring live entertainment most nights, and special activities throughout the week. Suzy Que’s, 34 South Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899. Join bird identification expert Pete Dunne for the annual fall hawk watch. One of the greatest spectacles of migration is the Broad-winged Hawk “kettles,” the swirling flocks of these beautiful raptors. Watch for other migrating hawks while listening to Pete’s great birding stories and helpful hints on bird identification. In addition, the Scherman Hoffman Nature Store will have signed copies of Pete’s book “Bird Droppings: Writings About Watching Birds & Bird Watchers” available for sale. 10am-3pm. Scherman Hoffman observation deck, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville, 908-766-5787.

Paint & Sip: Iced Tea Social with The Messy Artist Adults and teens age 15 & up, please join the CHA and Donna Bernstein from The Messy Artist in East Hanover as they draw inspiration from our woodlands to create a painted masterpiece for your home, learn a new skill and make new friends. All materials will be provided. Pre-Registration is required. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Dr. S, Short Hills.

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The Tristate African Violet Council Joint meeting of the Tristate African Violet Council and the New Jersey Council of African Violet Judges followed by a program at 11am (program to be determined), then a brown bag lunch and a business meeting at which plans for the annual November show will be made. Free. Haggerty Center, Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 Hanover Rd., Whippany. 973-326-7600.

Fall Family Fun Day An afternoon of screen-free, hands-on, family-friendly activities, demonstrations, and fun. Hayrides, pumpkin painting, old-fashioned games and races, and indoor and outdoor scavenger hunts encourage children to explore the landscape that was once Stickley’s home and farm. Noon-4pm. The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, 352 Route 10 West, Morris Plains.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser Enjoy pancakes, donuts, breakfast sausage, coffee, and orange juice. Proceeds will benefit the children’s technology fund at the Library. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

Free Cardiac and Concussion Screenings For Young Athletes The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes will provide free cardiac screening to those 6 to 18 and concussion baseline screenings (ImPACT) for those 12 to 18. 8am-2pm. To learn more and schedule an appointment: Essex County Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange.

EagleMania—The World’s Greatest Eagles Tribute

Fine Art and Crafts Show SATURDAY, SEPT. 17 & SUNDAY SEPT. 18

Anderson Park will be transformed into 150 mini galleries and boutiques featuring etchings, oils, watercolor, photography, wearable fiber, jewelry, glass, leather, wood, clay and much more. Free, 10am-5pm, rain or shine. Anderson Park, Bellevue and North Mountain Aves., Upper Montclair.

The music of the Eagles appeals to a wide variety of age groups, and the combination of heartfelt ballads, rock anthems laden with guitar harmonies, and the unmistakable sound of vocal harmonies as only the Eagles can do, has propelled EagleMania for the past 40-plus years, positioning them as one of the most successful and popular tribute bands in music history. 8pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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The 34th Annual Family Hoe Down Featuring a petting zoo, pony rides, games, crafts, hay ride, dunk tank, kiddy rides, food and live music. Also crafters, local businesses, local non-profits, school organizations and farmers market vendors. 11am-5pm. Greenview Park, 27 W Parkway, Pequannock. 973-835-5700.

Turtle Back Zoo Pancake Breakfast Meet and greet our knowledgeable Keepers and learn about the wonderful domestic animals from the Zoo’s dedicated Keepers. Also Sept.18th from 8:30-10am. Turtleback Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800. Dubbed “The Voice of Broadway,” Tony winner Betty Buckley is equally renowned for her work on stage, TV, film and concert halls worldwide. 6 & 8:30pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

St. Ann’s Middle Eastern Festival Delicious homemade ethnic foods and baked goods along with American favorites. Grape leaves, falafel, kibbe, chicken kabob, shish kabob, gyro, tabouleh, hummus, Arabic pastries and more. Nightly entertainment, 50/50 drawing and trip raffle, fun activities for kids and vendors. Takeout available. Free. Noon-10pm. Also Sept. 18. 11am-6pm. St. Ann Melkite Catholic Church, 802 Rifle Camp Rd., Woodland Park.

Sunday, September 18 Willowwood Open House Take a guided tour of the gardens and meadows, or stroll the grounds using your cell phone to guide you. The Tubb’s house is open for a rare peek at the home life of botanizing brothers, Henry and Robert Tubbs. Curated talks about some of the decorative arts in the house are given throughout the day. Horticultural staff share tips on how to properly put your garden to bed and which trees, shrubs, and flowers are fall-performers. Light refreshments are provided. Noon-4pm. Willowwood Arboretum, 300 Longview Rd., Chester Township. Preregistration is required. 973-326-7603.

Ben Folds—And A Piano Solo at his grand piano and anchored as always by songs—classic and current—this show is about music, storytelling, audience interaction and improvisation with a stage full of instruments. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Science Discovery at the Shultz House Calling all members of the Montclair Historical Society and science buffs. You will focus on how different equipment would have been used, and have a microscope handy to look at biological specimens collected by the family in the late 1800s. If you are not a member, you may join prior to the event or at the event for admission. 12:30-1pm. Shultz House, 30 North Mountain Ave., Montclair.

6th Annual Stop For Nikhil 5K Run/3K Walk The goal is to raise traffic safety awareness. Awards and prizes will be given to the top 3 male and female runners in each age group, team captains for raising the most funds and participating with the most team members. Show your bibs to receive reduced admissions to Turtle Back Zoo, Codey Arena and Mini Golf Safari on race day. 7:30am registration, 8:45am ceremony, 9:30am 5K run, 9:45am 3K walk, 10:30am kids run (ages 8 and under). West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Ave., West Orange.

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Bark for Babies Dog Walk Join the March of Dimes for their second annual dog walk to help raise funds to improve the health of babies. Enjoy local vendors, entertainment, contests, prizes and more. 11am. Brookdale Park, 473 Watchung Ave., Bloomfield. 973-296-8807

Life Better Healthy 5K Run & Walk Take a wagon ride around the farm, sway to the sounds of live music, learn the steps of the Charleston, meet and greet all the animals, and enjoy a feast of options at New Jersey’s select food trucks. There will also be hands-on activities and demonstrations. Noon-5pm. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Kahdena Rd., Morris Township. 973-326-7645.

Master of Ceremonies: Ken Rosato, Eyewitness News Anchor, WABC-TV. Registration includes all day admission to the zoo and t-shirt. Event benefits Pediatric Services at Clara Maass Medical Center. 8:30am registration and warm up. 9:30am run begins. 9:45am walk begins. Free parking. Essex County Turtle Back Zoo and South Mountain Recreation Complex, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

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Jersey Spirits: Prohibition From Flappers To Bootleggers

Three world-class Opera singers perform the best of Opera and the American Songbook. 2-4pm. Lenfell Hall in the Mansion of Fairleigh Dickinson University, 285 Madison Ave., Madison. 973-443-8620.

Historic House Tours Visit all of the Montclair Historical Society’s properties. 1-4pm. Tours are on the hour. The Crane House and Historic YWCA, 108 Orange Rd. the Shultz House, 30 North Mountain Ave. , Montclair.

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Jersey Spirits will explore how local figures boldly produced, smuggled, and sold alcohol in New Jersey during a period when such practices were Constitutionally banned. The exhibition will also delve into the moral, religious, and political sentiments that shaped America’s “noble experiment”. Visitors will experience the Prohibition era through artifacts, photographs, and propaganda materials that depict the battle between the Wets and the Drys. Runs thry Dec. 11. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700, (continued on page 48)

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Learn to Paint Expressive Animals In this class, you will work from photos and you will work with a contemporary color palette of Interactive Acrylics and Mediums. Instruction by Jennifer Von Stein, Resident Artist for Chroma USA. Reservations required. 1-3:30pm, Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, 973-669-0995,

Sunday Comics Special Guest: Johnny Watson. 7:30pm. Tierney’s Tavern. 136-138 Velley Rd., Montclair.

Fall Guided Hikes: Leaf Pack Network Fall is a time for change at the Arboretum. Spend a Sunday with the Arboretum’s Teen Volunteers as they tell you about their ongoing Citizen Science Projects, how this impacts conservation in our community, and how you can become a citizen scientist with the CHA. Hikes last about 45 minutes. Hikes depart at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Dr. S, Short Hills. “Established in 1965, I believe that preparation is the most important aspect of any painting project. This expertise ensures a professional, precise result that will last.”




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Parsippany Fall Festival Street Fair Bring your friends and family to the 15th Annual Fall Festival Street Fair presented by Mayor James R. Barberio. Fall fun, face painting, kids rides, food, craft vendors, music and more. The Morris County Division of Mosquito Control will have a booth, looks for us to ask an expert about mosquitoes, pick up information on mosquitoes and ticks or grab a fun giveaway. See what a mosquito larvae is or look at our mosquito fish. Noon-5pm. North Beverwyck Rd., Lake Hiawatha.

Monday, September 19 Newark History Society: Innovation & Industry

Join the Newark History Society for programs that explore Newark’s rich and textured history. Explore Newark’s industrial heritage through some of its most famous manufacturers and inventors, including Seth Boyden and Hannibal Goodwin. Free. 6pm.NJPAC, The Chase Room, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-6428989.

AJF Design President Andrea Filippone discusses the selection, use and care of boxwood in the garden. Enjoy tea and view flower design and horticulture competition entries following the presentation. Presented by the Garden Club of Montclair. 1-3pm. United Way Building Auditorium, 60 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. for more information.

Tuesday, September 20 A Don Rickles And Regis Philbin Laughfest Stories, film clips and fun. Comedy icons Don Rickles and Regis Philbin have been friends for over half a century. Don’t miss these two world-class funny men go head to head as the two share hilarious stories about their remarkable careers. 7pm. Bergen PAC, 30 Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

The Coffee & Crime Mystery Book Club Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood by William J. Mann. A true crime. Who killed Billy Taylor, one of early Hollywood’s most beloved men? For nearly a century, no one has known... until now. Third Tues. of the month, 12:30pm. Third Thurs. of the month, 7:15pm. Livingston Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. 973-992-4600.

Game Design w/Scratch Design and program your own video games using code and computer science. Learn gaming concepts and build race tracks, mazes, and other fun games. Tuesdays from 4-5:30 thru November 8th. Space is limited and registration is required. Livingston Public Library,10 Robert Harp Drive Livingston, New Jersey. 973-992-4600.


VOTED THE BEST! Writing and Intuition Learn to contact, listen to, act on and connect with your inner wisdom and allow it to become a valuable guiding force to experience a more meaningful life. This gathering will include “Writing From Your Soul” exercises to help develop awareness, guided imagery to relax, and enlightening discussion. Registration required. 8-9:30pm. Verona location. 973-857-9090.

Blood Pressure Screening 10-11:30am. Municipal Building, 50 Woodland Ave., Morristown.

Twilight Tour Twilight in the Garden is a magical time. Enjoy wine and cheese on the East Terrace and a guided walk through the gardens. Registration required. 6-7:30pm. Greenwoodgardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-258-4026.

Wednesday, September 21 Ben Folds-And A Piano Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/ producer Ben Folds is back to pound pianos again in a solo rock tour. Featuring Folds performing his classic and current pop songs, telling stories, interacting with the audiences, and improvisation with a host of instruments. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201227-1030.

Awesome Creations Teens Class

Join chef Theresa Merges and participate in making awesome bites. Menu includes: chicken ham and cheesy bites, candied bacon, chive biscuits and gravy, potato scallion cakes, apple turnovers with cream cheese drizzle. 5-7:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

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Like a symphony that builds to a satisfying crescendo, a Styx set covers a wide range of stylistic cornerstones, from the progressively sweeping splendor that is “The Grand Illusion” to the hunker-down fortitude of “Blue Collar Man,” from the majestic spiritual love for “Lady” to a soul-deep quest to achieve the heart of one’s personal vision in “Crystal Ball.” 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

Regenerative Cellular Therapies Lecture Knee replacement surgery? Explore your options! Provided are non-surgical solutions for sports, spine and orthopedic injuries. Attend the free lecture at 7pm. Presented by New Jersey Regenerative Institute. Advanced Medical Center at Cedar Knolls, 197 Ridgedale Avenue, Cedar Knolls. 973-998-8308.

Russian Grand Ballet Presents Swan Lake There’s a good reason why Swan Lake is so often called the ‘ballet of all ballets’. The combination of pure romanticism, the story about love and deception and Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet music all continue to reach new generations of audiences. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.







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Burn Peer Support Group

David Bromberg Quintet Performs

The Susan Fischer Burn Peer Support Group is designed to help burn survivors and their families adjust to their new lives. The group is led by staff from The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas and SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery) volunteers who are burn survivors themselves. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston. To register: 973-322-5856 or

Outpost Benefit Concert. With Opener Matt Arons. 8-10:30pm. The Sanctuary at UCC, 67 Church St., Montclair. 973-744-6560.

Jazz Jam Sessions Co-presented by NJPAC and the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University-Newark, Jazz Jam Sessions attracts ace musicians from New Jersey and beyond, as well as talented students seeking to play alongside their musical heroes. The series is curated and directed by pianist and bandleader James Austin Jr. in consultation with NJPAC’s Departments of Community Engagement and Arts Education. Free. Reservations required. Clement’s Place, 8 Clements Pl., Irvington. 973-642-8989.

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Centennial Photo Exhibit at Van Vleck House Come to view historic photos and artifacts of the Van Vleck House property, town and community dating back 100 years. Artifacts will feature vintage turn of the century bicycles and handpicked items from the Charles Schultz House. Also Sept 23, 29 & 30. Please call or visit website for hours. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair 973-744-4752.

Comedian Frank Caliendo Performs Frank Caliendo is an American comedian and impressionist, best known for his work on the Fox Network television series MADtv, and as the in-house prognosticator for Fox NFL Sunday. 8pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

Makers Depot will join us for a 3D printing lesson. You Friday, September 23 must bring your own laptop, which only needs access to the internet, since students will be using an online tool The Whole Shebang Performs to create their own personalized name tag printed. 4pm. Performing the Music of Credence Clearwater Revival. Limited to 10 students only. Must be 8 or older. Rose9pm. Tierney’s Tavern. 136-138 Velley Rd., Montclair. land Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636. SIG_SubEsx_4GensAd_1/4p 0915_SIG_SubEsx_4GensAd_1/4p 0915 9/21/15 10:28 AM Page 1

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Paula Poundstone Performs 32 years ago Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country -- stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as she went. She went on to become one of our country’s foremost humorists. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Performance by Stuff Bros. A fullservice BBQ restaurant and bar, featuring live entertainment most nights, and special activities throughout the week. Suzy Que’s, 34 South Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.

The Tribute takes their audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in all of our hearts forever. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute in the world. 8pm. Wellmont Theatre, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

5th Annual Roseland Greek Festival Live Greek music and dancing. Authentic Greek food and desserts. Church tours, boutiques, games, cooking demos, ATM, free parking. New menu items: Vegetarian stuffed tomatoes (while supplies last). Baklava sundaes and chocolate cake. Grilled octopus platter (while supplies last). 11:30am11pm. Also Sept. 24 & 25. St Nicholas, Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 80 Laurel Ave., Roseland. 973-251-2920.

The Fall 2016 North Jersey Woman Expo to be held on November 15, 2016 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange is now accepting vendor reservations. This extraordinary event, dedicated to the things woman love — fashion, food, fun — and things women care about — quality products and services — allows vendors to: sell products, generate leads, and interact and engage with hundreds of attendees, all in a single day.

Saturday, September 24 SalsaPalooza You’ll leap to your feet when NJPAC hosts this explosive performance by salsa greats Tito Rojas (“El Gallo Salsero”), Charlie Aponte, Paquito Guzman, Ray De La Paz and special guests. 8pm. NJAPC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

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Van Vleck Walking Tour Savion Glover’s Chronology of a Hoofer

Stroll from the Van Vleck House to the Crane House and Historic YWCA and discover the rich history behind the spectacular homes along South Mountain Avenue. Stop in the Shultz House to tour this remarkable house that takes you back to early 20th century. Led by Mike Farrelly, Town Historian. 10am. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair.

New Eyes for the Needy Reopening

The tap master of Broadway’s Shuffle Along and Tony Award winner chronicles his performance history through photos, words, stories and rhythmic percussion. 8pm. NJAPC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-6428989.

New Eyes for the Needy Fabulous Finds Resale Shop is reopening after a summer hiatus. Special Sales on new inventory. Check out the wide assortment of fine and costume jewelry, watches, designer sunglasses and small home décor items. 100% of the proceeds fund eyeglasses for the needy in the U.S. 10am-1pm. Thurs 1-3pm. New Eyes for the Needy, 549 Millburn Ave., Short Hills, 973-3764903.

Calan Performs This is a special concert. 8-10:30pm. Handicapped accessible; Free parking. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 908-591-6491.

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The Doo Wop Project

Live Music at Suzy Que’s Performance by Rocco and the Mob. A full-service BBQ restaurant and bar, featuring live entertainment most nights, and special activities throughout the week.Suzy Que’s, 34 South Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.

Fall Family Campout

The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. Throughout the show DWP takes audiences on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, and the Four Seasons all the way to Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Amy Winehouse. 8pm. Centenary Stage Company, Sitnik Theater, 715 Grand Ave, Hackettstown. 908-979–0900.

Johnny Mathis—The 60th Anniversary Concert Tour

Pitch a tent in the woods, roast s’mores and more. This is a great opportunity for a first time camping experience for the whole family. Dinner and breakfast provided, as well as some great activities such as a night hike, firelight stories and other surprises. Please remember to BYOG: Bring your own gear. Register online today. 4:30pm. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Dr. S, Short Hills.

12th Annual Fall Family Festival Come celebrate the autumn equinox at the Environmental Center. There will be fun-filled activities for the entire family to enjoy—hands-on nature games and crafts, farmer’s market featuring a variety of NJ Fresh seasonal produce, canoeing, Native American life, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, food, and more. Free event. 11am-4pm. Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973228-8776.

8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Sunday, September 25 “The Evolution of Italian Cooking in the United States” Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco, an award winning food writer, discusses the topics: What constitutes genuine Italian cooking?” How has it evolved over time on both sides of the Atlantic? What are the origins of some of the most beloved Italian holiday culinary traditions? How can the authentic flavors of la cucina italiana be replicated here in the Garden State? 3pm. The Center for Italian & Italian American Culture, 411 Pompton Ave., lower level, Cedar Grove. 973-571-1995.

Opening Reception Celebrate the opening of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey’s fall exhibitions: Rachel Beach: Touchstone; Ted Larsen: Lined Out; and Renée Stout: At the Crossroads. 2pm to 4 pm. Free and open to all ages. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121.

Festival on the Green Experience the very best of a vibrant, downtown community located in the heart of beautiful Morris County in a setting deeply rooted in American history. The event highlights over 150 exhibits featuring fantastic food, four music venues and children’s amusements. Free Admission. A Morristown Partnership Event. Noon-5pm. Downtown Morristown, On the Green, Morristown.


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Enjoy breathtaking looks from leading designers and retailers in an exciting runway show at Montcalir’s most glamorous night of the year. Featuring cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and an exciting runway show. Tickets will be available at the Montclair Center BID and participating retailers, including Atelier and Aris Couture. 4-8pm. Wellmont Theatre, 5 Seymour St., Montcair. 973783-9500.

The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable hosts this novice-friendly trail ride, which offers people with little or no riding history an opportunity to experience the equestrian trails at Lord Stirling Stable. Guides will point out and attempt to identify plants, birds and animals along the route. Pre-registration is required. Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, 256 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge. 908-766-5955.

La Cinémathèque Film Club: Israeli Film Series

A Day in the Life in 1916

Explore the origins of modern film, discover influential filmmakers, and discuss the styles and philosophical messages of the films when you become a Film Club Member. La Cinémathèque Film Club screenings feature classic films by renowned foreign filmmakers. “Cup Final” (1991). Directed by Eran Riklis. 2pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, the Loft, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.

Summit Namas Day 2016 Hosted by the Summit Area YMCA in partnership with LuluLemon. All day day outdoor yoga event with multiple sessions of yoga including vinyasa flow, “tween”, family and meditation. 10am4:45pm. Village Green, Summit. In case of inclement weather, will move indoors to the Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St. Vendors will include health, wellness and mind//body products as well as food/ juices, etc. 908-273-3330, ext 1152 or email

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Van Vleck House and Gardens, the Montclair Historical Society will be co-sponsoring a family day event. Activities will include themed craft stations around life in 1916 Montclair from transportation, to science and technology, communication, to food and leisure. Garden tours and scavenger hunts will be given of the gardens throughout the day. Visit the 100th anniversary exhibit inside the Van Vleck House. From 1-4pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

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Art Exhibition

The Mayor’s 5k Run/Walk benefitting the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. To empower communities to do more, take action and help the women in our lives live longer. Registration opens at 8am. Silent auction from 8-10am. 5k Run/Walk starts at 10am. 66 Main St., West Orange.

The New Jersey Water Color Society is proud to present the 74th Annual Open Juried Exhibition. The New Jersey Water Color Society is made up of artists painting in watercolor, water media including acrylic, gouache, inks and many other water-soluble mediums. Runs thru Oct.30. The Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church St., Middletown. 732-706-4100.

Wednesday, September 28 Tom Jones Performs

Tuesday, September 27 Meditation for Women

Monday, September 26 8pm. Wellmont Theatre, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

TLC + En Vogue Formed in Atlanta in 1991, TLC captured the world’s attention with their sassy attitude, sophisticated R&B feel and socially conscious lyrical style. 8pm. Wellmont Theatre, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

“Ask The Expert” Lecture

Social Security Essentials Learn how the new rule changes may affect you and how you can maximize your benefits. 7pm. Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood.

Join, psychotherapist, Sue Waldman while she facilitates a relaxed, comforting and peaceful guided meditation. Meditation helps you reduce stress, relieve anxiety, obsessive thinking and improve your mood. It yields physical, psychological and spiritual benefits. 8-9pm. Registration required. 973-857-4357 (HELP).

Do You Have Loose Skin Under Your Chin & Neck? New Jersey Plastic Surgery is conducting a clinical study to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational device in the treatment of loose skin under the chin.

The Aging Face Syndrome Loose skin under the chin and neck area are common occurrence of the aging population in the course of aging. The neck serves as an indicator for the loss of collagen and elastin causing loose skin and an increase of fatty tissue under the chin.

Support group for people with depression and/or bipolar disorder. Family and friends also are a priority. Dr. Rudominer will discuss two of the hottest mini-topics today both on the cutting edge of psychiatry and medicine, namely Inflammation and oxidative stress as well as intestinal bacterial flora and psychiatric disorders. 7:30pm. DBSA Morristown Area, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-994-1143.

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Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities and specimens. Classes are held twice a month with individual registration. Each program will include a guided hike, hands-on activities and a story. From Ages 3-5yrs. 1-2pm. Instructor: Michelle Wiessner. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

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Wine, Beer, and Food Festival

The Arc of Essex County’s 3rd Annual Uncorked and Uncapped—Wine, Beer, and Food Fest. Nearly 40 different vendors, including 12 craft breweries, 5 wineries, and 12 restaurants and bakeries. Festivities include craft beer, wine, and spirit tastings, restaurant samplings, a 50/50 raffle, and silent auction. Fee applies. All proceeds will benefit The Arc of Essex County. 6:30-9:30pm. Westminster Hotel, 550 W Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston.

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After more than three decades together, 38 Special continue to bring their signature blast of Southern Rock to over 100 cities a year. And at each and every show, Audience members are amazed by the explosive power of the band’s performance. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

For those suffering from chronic knee pain, joint replacement surgery could help. Learn more from Richard A. Rosa, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon and Co-Medical Director of the Joint Institute at Saint Barnabas. Dr. Rosa will discuss treatment options available for hip and knee pain, including minimally invasive surgery and the iTotal CR total knee replacement. Free. Registration requested. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston 973-322-9908.

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Networking Talk Gail Tolstoi-Miller, author of “Networking Karma: How Today’s Cutting Edge Networking Trends Can Help You Connect and Conquer,” will give a talk on networking but also deals with the inner workings of common networking fears and how to overcome them. Success in both business and in life, according to Tolstoi-Miller, is highly dependent upon the individual’s ability to create and maintain relationships and networking connections that will drive their careers, their income, and their opportunities. 7:30pm. Free. Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. 973-992-4600 x 251.

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Meet New York Times Bestselling Author Sebastian Junger Sebastian Junger has spent decades of his life reporting from conflict zones worldwide. Most notably, his embed in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley garnered him an Academy Award nomination for his documentary film Restrepo and a spot on the New York Times bestseller list for his book “War”. Junger’s book “Tribe” will be distributed to ticket holders. Event includes author presentation, Q&A, and book signing. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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The Dave Stryker Trio Performs 8 & 10pm. Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurent, 6 Depot Square, Montclair. 973-744-2600.

Couples in Southern Italy Cooking Class Join chef Diana Albanese and prepare this delicious Italian feast. Menu includes: Shellfish Fra Diavolo with fennel and lemon, pasta with eggplant and roasted red pepper tomato sauce, sausage and chicken thighs with cannellini beans and escarole, stuffed baby artichokes, shaved brussels sprouts-arugula salad with pancetta and balsamic vinegar, ricotta cheese fritters with honey sauce. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-2584009.

Dee Dee Bridgewater Quintet

Dee Dee made her phenomenal New York City debut in 1970 as the lead vocalist for the band led by Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, one of the premier Jazz orchestras of the time. Named Ambassador to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization in 1999, Dee Dee joined the battle against world hunger. 8pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow. org

The Flemtones Perform You know ‘em, you LUV ‘Em so end your month right. 9pm. Tierney’s Tavern. 136-138 Velley Rd., Montclair.

Duel of the Decades: 80’s vs. 90’s Two decades one stage you decide the winner. 8pm. Wellmont Theatre, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

Saturday, October 1 2016 Autumn Health, Fitness & Wellness Festival Enjoy a fall day in the park with music, games, face painters, a variety of food and crafts. Opportunities to win prizes and more. Visit 100+ vendors, take part in lectures and classes, health screenings, massages, meet local traditional & holistic health professionals, learn about the best local gyms and fitness classes and take part in free classes, like yoga, etc. Try samples & purchase health foods, products, crafts, aromatherapy, reiki and more. 10am-4pm. Verona Park, Lakeside and Bloomfield Aves., Verona. 973-256-2094.

Lenape Day Celebration Celebrate the Lenape people with dancing, drums, vendors, and historical talks by the Ramapough Lenape people. Enjoy touring a replica wigwam, hands-on activities, and more. Noon-4pm. Great Swamp OEC, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township. 973-635-6629.

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By Rhonda L. Rivera, Photos by Dan Epstein


hen Suburban Essex asked Chef Alison Meade to share a recipe, her mind immediately went to “quiche.” According to Chef Alison, “there are no rules as to what goes into a quiche, so it’s perfect for the home cook to make.”

Now in its second year, Tiny Elephant Café’s co-owners Chef Alison and her sister Dana Bachan have been enjoying living their dream of owning a restaurant. They especially appreciate it when customers bring them elephants from their travels! Over the past two years, their menu has evolved, but not their commitment to While the recipe calls for mushrooms, using fresh ingredients in their made-fromTiny Elephant Café spinach and goat cheese, she urges readers scratch offerings. to substitute or add meats, different types 54 Fairfield Street, Montclair of cheeses and other vegetables. “It’ll be Tiny Elephant Café offers full-service 973-774-7252 catering for up to 100 people. Tuesdays delicious with flavors you and your family feature “Build Your Own Pasta” in which enjoy.” Her only piece of advice is not to Tuesday-Friday, 8am-7pm diners create their own pasta concoctions change the egg to liquid ratio, although the Saturday & Sunday brunch 9am-4pm heavy cream may be substituted for halfand Chef Alison cooks them. Popular “WalkDine-in or take-out and-half or even whole milk. Out Dinners” are available Wednesdays and Catering available Fridays, where customers order online or In addition, she notes the dough is very over the phone by 2pm and pick up their forgiving. If it seems to wet, add more flour. meals between 5 and 7pm that evening. On Too dry? Add more ice water. Even what is used for the Thursday evenings, a child eats for free with the purchase quiche pan can be changed. Chef Alison variously uses a of an adult meal. For back-to-school, Pastry Chef Dana has full-sized tart pan, a four-inch mini pan or bite sized pans created special cookies and teacher gifts. for brunch. “A pie pan also would work just fine,” Chef Alison explains, “so feel free to experiment.” 62

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Mushroom, Spinach and Goat Cheese Quiche Ingredients for the filling: 12 button mushrooms, sliced 1 Portobello mushroom cap, sliced 2T vegetable oil 1c fresh spinach Salt and pepper, to taste 3 eggs 2c heavy cream 3 oz. goat cheese Ingredients for the dough: 2c all-purpose flour, plus extra for work surface 2 sticks butter, cold, cut into cubes 3T ice water Cooking spray

Directions: Heat the oil in a small sauté pan. When hot, add all mushrooms and sauté until golden brown, stirring occasionally, approximately 3-4 minutes. Add the spinach, salt and pepper and cook for another minute, until wilted. Place into a bowl and set aside. Put the butter and flour into a food processor and pulse until fine. Turn on the food processor and add the water. The dough is ready if, when squeezed, it sticks together. Add more water or flour, if needed for the dough to form. Sprinkle some flour onto the work surface and place the dough onto it. Knead it into a disc.* Spray a quiche pan with nonstick cooking spray, and put

it on top of a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough larger than the quiche pan and place the dough into it. Pinch the edges and trim any excess. Scatter the mushroom and spinach mixture on the bottom of the dough. Whisk the eggs, heavy cream, salt and pepper and pour it over top. Add the goat cheese. Bake the quiche in a 350°F oven for 25 minutes, turning it halfway. The quiche is done when the mixture does not jiggle when the pan is lightly shaken. *At this point, the dough can be refrigerated up to five days. When ready to use it, let it come to room temperature for ten minutes before rolling it out.

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Restaurant GUIDE il Vecchio Cafe and Restaurant


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.

Cloverleaf Tavern

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


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

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.

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

EAST HANOVER East Hanover Diner

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

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


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

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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.

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




• Only Fresh Vegetables and Ingredients • Gluten-Free Dishes Offered • Cooked with Cholesterol-Free, Trans Fat-Free Canola Oil

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


Aquila Pizza al Forno 7A Paterson Avenue, Little Falls 973-256-0050 | www. aquilaforno. com 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




House Burgers!


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In addition to over 50 craft beers, the all-new, family-friendly Bonds Tavern serves up the best burgers around, and boasts a menu bursting with monster-sized gourmet grilled cheeses, meal-sized salads, old-fashioned milkshakes and so much more.


643 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange | 973.731.5309 MONDAY-THURSDAY OPEN AT 4PM | FRIDAY-SUNDAY OPEN AT NOON

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Experience Authentic Thai Cuisine

Restaurant GUIDE (continued from page 54)

Rare, The Steakhouse

LIVINGSTON Boon Thai Kitchen

21 E. Northfield Ave, Livingston | 973-994-7383 Nestled on the corner of Northfield Avenue behind Infinity Clothing store this new Thai restaurant is a must try! Perfect for a night out or a night in. Open for lunch and dinner Open everyday except closed Tuesday. BYO, LP, $MOD


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

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

Open Everyday Except Closed Tuesday

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 17th & 18th

HALFWAY TO St. Patrick’s Day

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

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Live Irish Music–Saturday, Noon to Midnight! Halfway Irish Breakfast

Halfway Irish Brunch

Irish Soda Bread French Toast, Bangers & Eggs $8 $3 Irish Coffees & $3 Guinness

Our regular Sunday Brunch enhanced with Irish favorites!

10am-Noon, Saturday, Sept. 17th


Gree n Beer

Soda B read Buy it b the loa y f!

10am-2pm Sunday, Sept. 18th

All-You-Can-Eat Buffet $22.99 Irish Soda Bread French Toast, Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes, Bangers and more!

VOTE FOR US: Best Brunch

Best Burger • Best Craft Beer Best Outdoor Dining Best Sports Bar • Best Steak Best Full Service Restaurant Go to:

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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


VOTE FOR US for Best Mexican Restaurant Go to and search Señoritas to cast your vote today! 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 more. Dining room seating is available with outdoor patio seating. ENT, H, OD, LP SP MCC $IN TO D

Take Out and Delivery Available

285 Glenwood Ave, Bloomfield 973-743-0099

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

VERONA’S ORIGINAL #1 BAGEL SHOP Thank You for Voting for Us Again!

Rosanne & Frank Oldewurtel

6 Time Gold Winner! Home of the Handmade Bagel

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

We’re So Much More Than Bagels!


FOR US! Whether you’re planning a corporate event or family gathering, let us cater your next holiday. Sandwich platters, bagel trays with all the toppings and 3 or 6 ft. subs available for delivery or pick-up.

652 Bloomfield Ave (Corner of Grove Ave) • Verona 973-857-9408 • VISIT OUR OTHER LOCATION:

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

MONTCLAIR Spice II 399 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair | 973-509-2110 Spice II Cuisine offers a little bit of Thailand right in the heart of Montclair New Jersey. The room is charming and relaxed with a fresh mango-colored walls splashed with warm red accents. Spice II offers mouth watering Thai dishes and also offer pre-fixe dinner menu’s and lunch specials daily. Open everyday except closed Tuesday. BYO, LP, $MOD (continued on page 56)

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Home of the Best Coffee Ice Cream • 56 Fabulous Flavors

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

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

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

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Tiny Elephant

Upstairs Restaurant & Bar


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

TS Ma Chinese Cuisine

WEST ORANGE Bonds Tavern

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.

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

Turtle + The Wolf


643 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange 973-731-5309 Bonds Tavern combines nostalgia of a long lost neighborhood burger joined with a modern tavern setting to create the areas newest destination or relaxed, casual, family dining. With over 50 craft beers, an extensive brown spirits portfolio and the famous frizzle (adult milkshakes)—everyone will find something they love. ENT, H, RR (8 or more), LP, MCC, $IN, TO

Star Tavern

The Essex House

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

525 Northfield Ave, 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


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

VOTE FOR US! • Best Boutique Bakery • Best Brunch • Outdoor Dining

TuRtLe + ThE WoLf SeAsOnAl InGrEdIeNtS PrEpArEd WiTh CaRe AnD PrEcIsIoN

Thursdays Are Kid’s Nights One free kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal.


Dine in only. Must be 12 or under.


NoW SeRvInG BrUnCh

SuN 9:30Am – 2Pm

QuAlItY EaTs

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

We have back-to-school cookies and teacher gifts!

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


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622 VaLlEy RoAd, UpPeR MoNtClAiR, Nj 07043 973-783-9800 TuRtLeAnDtHeWoLf.CoM TuEs, WeD, ThUrS 5–10Pm • FrI & SaT 5–11Pm • SuN 5-9:30Pm

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

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Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

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

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

When was your last great

Beef Wellington?

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

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.





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YOUR VOTE COUNTS! Support Your Local Businesses and Help End Hunger in Essex County For every registered voter, the Best of Essex will donate 1lb. of food to local food pantries.


Vote for YOUR Favorites and find more information about these local businesses including photos, weblinks and reviews from friends and neighbors.

Acupuncture. Acupuncture is a complementary medicine that helps a myriad of ailments. Margaret Amireh, L.Ac is an accredited and board certified Acupuncturist with experience treating over 250 conditions.

BALANCED BODY ACUPUNCTURE 792 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove 973-304-1506 | www.balancedbodyacupuncture. com

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

Children’s Classes. Essex Youth Theater is a specialized program that uses customwritten scripts to guarantee equal roles with each child receiving lots of individual attention. Every semester culminates in a full-scale musical production

ESSEX YOUTH THEATER In Residence at The Studio Playhouse, Upper Montclair | 973-746-3303 | www. The NJ School of Dramatic Arts is a comprehensive acting/ theater arts training program for the beginning actor to the working professional. Classes are available at all levels for Adults, Teens, and Children and are taught by industry professionals.

NJ SCHOOL OF DRAMATIC ARTS 593 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield 973-566-9700 |



If you’re tired of dealing with pain, then chiropractic care might offer you relief. I’m Dr. Bonnie L Barnnhart, and my practice, Spa Chiropractic, has flexible hours. At my office in Fairfield, NJ, I can address back and neck pain, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, the discomforts of pregnancy, and more.

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


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

PARK STREET AUTO 18 Park St, Montclair | 973-509-8888


376 Hollywood Ave, Fairfield | 862-881-4086

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

THE CHIROPRACTIC SOURCE 388 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove 973-228-0500 |

Custom Closets.

Only the finest ingredients are used in the preparations making Ike’s the premier bagel café. From homemade, hand rolled, and kettle boiled bagels to signature sandwiches and meats, Ike’s is the perfect bagel deli hybrid.

A full service company specializing in custom designed closets. They also offers kitchen & bath renovations, custom cabinetry, radiator covers, entertainment units, office systems & more.



The Shoppes at the Livingston Circle 277 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston | 973-369-7528 |

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

Customer satisfaction is O’Hara Electric’s top priority! Since 1963, this family-owned and operated business has been providing superior electrical services for homes and businesses. Fully licensed and insured.



356 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-228-4289 |

144 Main Street, West Orange 973-325-3626 |

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

Fully licensed and bonded electrician who has built an excellent reputation by helping businesses and families fix any electrical problem they might have.

WOODHOUSE DAY SPA 56 S. Park Street, Montclair | 973-509-8488

KB ELECTRIC Montclair | 973-744-6201 |

Florist. Day Care/PreSchool. Our academy believes your child’s days should be filled with learning and fun. Those are the key elements of our Life Essentials® educational philosophy. Our programs deliver a developmentally appropriate experience for your child including hands-on activities, parent involvement, school preparation and character education.

KIDDIE ACADEMY 810 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell | 973-227-4382 |

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

THE SILVERSTROM GROUP 580 S. Livingston Avenue, Livingston | 973-992-3990 |

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

DR. PAUL FELDMAN 1500 Pleasant Valley Way, Suite #202 Atkins Medical Plaza, West Orange | 973-669-0500 |

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

DR. STACY OBERFIELD, DDS 1129 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell | 973-521-7610

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BROOKSIDE GARDEN CENTER & FLORIST 551 Broad Street, Bloomfield | 973-748-0655 |


Dentist – Group Practice.


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

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Whether the occasion is joy at a new arrival, pride at a graduation, christening, communion or Bar or Bat-Mitzvah, or love at a birthday for anniversary, HandCrafter’s talented artists can hand-paint a gift that will be treasured.

HANDCRAFTERS 45 East Northfield Road, Livingston 973-992-6270 |

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

BOYETTE KITCHEN & BATHS 214 Montgomery St, Bloomfield | 973-748-1020

Whether it’s a kitchen or bathroom you want remodeled, an addition or a home inspection, Keil Design works with you and your needs. We have the skills and experience to offer a wide range of services in all areas of residential construction.

KEIL DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION 356 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 6, Montclair 973-902-4396 |

HVAC. Our goal is simple: to consistently provide high-quality heating and air conditioning equipment, installations, service, and repair to our residential and commercial customers. We use only the best HVAC products and generators on the market, and employ the best customer service support staff and heating and cooling equipment installers and technicians.

BLOOMFIELD COOLING & HEATING 127 Paterson Avenue, Little Falls | 973-237-0505 |

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

SUPREME ENERGY 1-800-832-7090 |

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

CREATIVE WORKS 46 East Northfield Road, Livingston | 973-992-8484 |

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

RICHARD BAILEY INTERIORS Glen Ridge | 973-429-2106

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt. Mark & Julie’s Homemade Ice Cream prides ourselves in making all of our ice cream and yogurts on the premises using the best quality gourmet ingredients available. Over 52 flavors of delicious homemade ice cream. Low fat and fat free yogurt. No sugar added ice cream. Non-dairy Tofutti. Italian ices and sorbets. Sundaes, Banana Splits, Milk Shakes and more. Ice Cream Cakes for All Occasions (for pick up or delivery).

MARK & JULIE’S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM 476 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange | 973-731-6011

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

K. MACKEN LANDSCAPING West Caldwell | 973-261-0198 |

Landscaping. O’Boyle and his crew listen to homeowner’s dreams and put together a plan to bring the dream to life. They know North Jersey and what grows here. They design a landscape or garden that looks good now and will design a maintenance plan to insure it looks good for years to come.

MARTIN O’BOYLE LANDSCAPING 551 N Broad Street, Bloomfield | 973-743-3820 |

Lawyer. With over 20 years of cumulative experience, Conti-Bediner & DeMarco, LLC is a boutique law firm providing personalized and focused representation to clients. The firm offers out-standing legal representation in a wide range of practice areas.

CONTI-BEDINER & DEMARCO, LLC 117 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 973-992-7900 | |

Massage (Non Spa). Remedy Massage provides Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish, Reflexology and Prenatal massage treatments for clients in their serene studio at Watchung Plaza.

REMEDY MASSAGE 25 Watchung Plaza, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 973-897-7688 |

Medi Spa. New Jersey’s Premier Laser Spa, The NJ Plastic Surgery Group works hard to provide their patients with quality care and the best possible results.


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

THE PLASTIC SURGERY GROUP 37 N Fullerton Ave , Montclair | 973-233-1933

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.

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Best of Essex RESOURCE DIRECTORY Music Instruction.

Physical Therapy.

Their diverse and qualified staff of instructors offer lessons in all instruments and styles—for students of all ages and levels of skill—in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere.

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.



77 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 973-716-0400 |

Optician. Block & Zuckerman Opticians has served the community for over 65 years. We strive for excellence in all that we do—from edging the highest in lens technology to selecting the finest frames for each individual’s face. We look forward to seeing you!

BLOCK & ZUCKERMAN OPTICIANS 796 Northfield Ave, West Orange | 973-736-7647

Painter. “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.


265 Broad Street, Bloomfield | 973-429-3001 At Optimum Recovery Rehab We appreciate the vitality and quality of life we all want to enjoy. We understand that days spent in pain limit your full appreciation of each hour, so we will do our best to find evidence-based therapy that gets you back to doing what you love as fast as possible.

OPTIMUM RECOVERY REHAB 743 Northfield Avenue, 1st Fl., Ste 2, West Orange 973-669-8300 |

Pizza. 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.

AQUILA PIZZA AL FORNO 7a Paterson Ave, Little Falls | 973-256-0050 |

Restaurant. Personal Trainer. 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.

SLOW BURN OF MONTCLAIR 25 Watchung Plaza, Montclair | 973-233-1013

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

K-9 RESORTS DAY CARE & LUXURY HOTEL 1275 Bloomfield Avenue, Fairfield | 973-244-7387 |

Pet Supplies. Offering carefully selected holistic, organic, raw and natural foods, treats and chews along with an array of outstanding pet products that we feel are tops in their categories. And we continue to search the planet to find the newest, the best and the most innovative merchandise

CHOICE PET 277 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston | 973-992-1325 |

Anthony Marra’s Restaurant offers a variety of old school italian dishes in a comfortable and modern setting. Available for private parties up to 80 people with your very own custom menu. Off premise catering is also available.

ANTHONY MARRA’S RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA 18 East Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 973-992-8911 |

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

MONTCLAIR HANDYMAN Montclair | 973-746-1002

Veterinarian. A precise and caring pet center that provides animals with the best service they need, using updated technology by skilled doctors and technicians.

VERONA ANIMAL HOSPITAL 17 Grove Avenue, Verona 973-239-1881 |

We look forward to welcoming our Essex County Seniors at the 11th Annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day. We will be offering information about programs and services available for seniors, the benefits of exercise and good nutrition, plus music and entertainment. – JOSEPH N. DIVINCENZO, JR.

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


The 11th Annual

Essex County Senior Wellness Day FREE EVENT!!! ***For Essex County Seniors Only***

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 • 10am-2pm Essex County Richard J. Codey Arena 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ For Information, Call 973-621-4400 • For Transportation, Call 973-618-1280 Health Screenings • Music & Entertainment • Dancing • Free Food Farmer’s Market (Bagged Produce) • Exercise Demonstrations • Valuable Information • And Much More!


For more information on all Essex County sponsored activities, visit

Putting Essex County First Advertisement supported with a grant from the Essex County Parks Foundation, a private 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the Essex County Parks System. Not printed at taxpayers’ expense.

Send Them Back to School with a VOTE



Now that the fall is finally here, come in for a cleaning and head back to school looking and feeling your best. Call today for your fall appointment!

Convenient Appointments Available • Ample Private Parking

Dr. Tina Moheb

685 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 102 • Verona Find us on: • 973-857-7799

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