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What is Your Favorite Way to Give Back to Charity? “I give my time to provide coaching services for people who can use the help.” —Janet Neal, Glen Ridge

“I work with the Rachel Coalition, which serves women who are victims of domestic violence.”

“During the holidays my church has a tree filled with cards; I pull a card off the tree and it has the name, age and sex of a child with a list of things they want for Christmas. I donate the items to the child.”

—Arleen Nuney, Roseland

—Eileen Rizzolo, Livingston

“I like to help as many people as possible who need help.” —Barbara Gregory, Montclair

“I like to help my church with clothing, food and supply drives for the homeless and I mail checks to charities.”

“I love volunteering by singing at nursing homes for the holidays, and donating to nursing homes and children’s hospitals.”

“I donate time with my children to volunteer at the Interfaith Hospitality Network to help get homeless families back on their feet.” —Jessica Maarak, Cedar Grove

—Jamie Ruggiero, Cedar Grove

—Joan Corvo, Roseland

“I like to donate toys and clothes to children at Christmas time. I also donate either part or half of an animal to Heifer International to feed hungry children.”

“I recently participated in a charity bike race for MS with my daughter and sisterin-law in California. We raised $15,000 for MS.”

“I work at the DAWN Center for Independent Living that helps young adults with disabilities learn life skills and to live independently. I also volunteer at the Kiwanis Club of Montville.” —Samantha Boos, Montclair

—Joyce Del Sordo, West Orange

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“I volunteer my time with NCJW cooking freezer meals for needy people.” —Dorene Richman, West Orange


“I volunteer at animal hospitals and shelters, and have saved Neapolitan Mastiffs and Pitbulls from kill shelters. —Shaina Barrise, Cedar Grove






“My son has Autism, so I raise money by selling t-shirts for Autism Speaks. I also would like to donate to Toys for Tots and something for the homeless this year.”

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INSIDE ESSEX Quality Eats – Turtle + the Wolf


auren Hirschberg grew up in Montclair with intentions of one day opening a restaurant. “Turtle + the Wolf is the fruit of countless conversations (and maybe a disagreement or two) with one of my longtime friends and fellow Montclair native, Matt Trevenen,” says Hirschberg. Those long-ago high school plans came to pass when their new restaurant opened this fall on Valley Road in Upper Montclair. The road that led Chef Hirschberg home passed through one of Manhattan’s most celebrated kitchens, Tom Colicchio’s Craft. There he worked his way from line cook to Director of Culinary Operations for Crafted Hospitality. His time in New York helped Hirschberg to adopt the philosophy that "the source of the ingredient was more important than what it would become.” The two friends named the restaurant after the clan symbols of the Lenape tribe, indigenous to Montclair. The intimate space is decorated with dramatic sculptures and prints from local artist and family friend, Tom Nussbaum. The menu, American with global influences, showcases quality local ingredients and is updated regularly. A large format chef’s tasting (by reservation, 72 hours in advance) currently offers suckling pig, Chef Lo’s fried chicken, or a seven course tasting menu. Turtle + the Wolf 622 Valley Road, Upper Montclair • 973-783-9800 • www.

Trinity Academy Named 2015 Blue Ribbon School

Testa Opticians Celebrates 60 Years

rinity Academy was notified by the U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday, September 29, that it has been named a 2015 National Blue Ribbon school. Trinity is one of just 50 private schools nationwide to receive this prestigious award this year.

esta Opticians in Montclair is celebrating their 60th year in business. Started in 1955 by Margaret and Dominick Testa, the business has been owned by Sally and Pete Fokas for the past decade.


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The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Every year the U.S. Department of Education seeks out and celebrates great American schools, schools demonstrating that all students can achieve to high levels.

Principal Mary Cassels stated, “I congratulate the Trinity Academy students, staff and parents for this outstanding recognition. Being named a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School validates the great work that occurs both in and out of the classroom at Trinity Academy.” Trinity Academy is a Middle States Accredited pre-K to grade 8 Catholic school, located in Caldwell. 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. For more information, visit, or call 973-226-3386, ext. 10.


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According to Pete Fokas, "Testa Opticians is a multi-generational institution that serves their original clients from its opening, as well as their children and their children's children." They have continued Dominick Testa's legacy, providing clients with personalized care and helping them to select spectacle frames and lenses that not only look great but give them the best visual experience. "We talk to the people that come in and know their names and make them feel comfortable every time they visit" stated Fokas. Pete and Sally Fokas would like to express their gratitude toward their loyal clients and encourage others to give them a try. Testa Opticians is located at 547 Valley Road in Upper Montclair. To make an appointment, visit or call 973-744-9041.


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agic Family Getaways in Glen Ridge opened their doors in August with a mission to help Disney Travelers plan the best vacation possible. According to Kimberly Anwar, the Owner and Travel Consultant, Magic Family Getaways "offers free concierge-level services so that clients won't have to spend hours researching vacation plans on the internet. Instead, they can sit back, relax and let her experienced travel agents do all of the work for them." The family-run travel agency specializes in helping clients plan their Disney vacations around the world. "I believe strongly in the Disney brand," Anwar stated, "Disney is a wellrun company and they are very appreciative of my business. They are wonderful to work with." Anwar and her agents also specialize in planning vacations at Universal Studios as well

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entury 21 Cedarcrest Realty in Caldwell NJ has partnered with the North Jersey Humane Society ( in Bloomfield to help create more visibility and awareness for loving pets that are in need of homes. According to Broker/Owner John Sass, “everyone needs a place to call home and we are lending our support to the North Jersey Humane Society, a true no-kill shelter that provides care and nurturing for abandoned animals until they can be placed in forever homes. It is our belief that pets help enrich the quality of our lives and the shelter’s programs also provide benefits to our community. We are always working to find our clients a great home and we just saw this opportunity as a natural fit.” The North Jersey Humane Society is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that relies entirely on volunteers and

donations for support. It is their mission to rescue and protect as many of the lost, stray and unwanted domestic animals as possible and help them find permanent homes. John Sass has committed to an on-going program to help support the shelter by providing a donation drop at the Century 21 Cedarcrest office at 460 Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell and by becoming a sponsor for the shelter. Please feel free to drop by the office if you would like to make a contribution. Find a shelter wish list on the Cedarcrest Facebook page, w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m/ cedarcrestrealty. For more information about Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty please call the office at 973-228-1050 or visit www.

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Saturday, December 12 The award-winning Company presents two major new works: excerpts from Fo(u)r Women, a theatrical multi-media dance celebration of women from the Greater Middle East who overcame cultural and religious obstacles to attain greatness in their respective lives and times; and La Lettera d’Isabella an original scenario for the commedia dell’arte. Free. Reservations recommended. 8pm. Also Dec. 13, 3pm.

Westminster Arts Center, 447 Franklin St., Bloomfield. 800-838-3006 Tuesday, December 1 Celebrating Native American Heritage Month To celebrate rich and diverse cultures and traditions of Native American people, the Morris Museum will present an exhibition of woodcut portraits by Werner Drewes. Image: Sioux–Little Wolf, 1973, Woodcut on Japanese Paper, Werner Drewes, Collection of the Morris Museum. Runs through Dec. 31. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

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The legendary jazz great Lionel Hampton stages a comeback “In Spirit” through the Lionel Hampton Big Band featuring Jason Marsalis, drummer and youngest sibling of the Marsalis musical family. In performance the band will reincarnate Hampton’s exciting arrangements in addition to performing new music in the same exciting swinging spirit. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

Women’s Workshops December and January programs are: When Should You File for Social Security Benefits?; Caring for your Aging Parents and/or Special Needs Children; New Year, New Career; and Strategies to Help Your Child Cope with Anxiety. Please call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave, Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

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

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

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Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance Certified application counselors will be available by appointment to help health care consumers apply for new coverage, compare plans, and determine their eligibility for Medicaid. Montclair Public Library 50 S. Fullerton Ave, Montclair 973-744-0500 ext. 2243. E-mail:

Theater Lobby Showcase New Jersey Federation for the Blind presents paintings, ceramics and other media show the capabilities of people with limited vision who are fortunate to take classes that encourage their fine art abilities. Theater Lobby. Runs through Dec. 27. JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange. 973-530-3400

Christmas in the Ballantine House: Feasting with Family and Friends This historically accurate installation offers the opportunity to step back in time to learn about 19th century life and traditions. From the Christmas tree (a German tradition) to the wooden shoes by the hearth (a Dutch tradition) to the stockings on the chimney and plum pudding in the dining room (English traditions), visitors can get a sense of how Christmas evolved into a home-based secular holiday in the 19th century. Runs through Jan. 3. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.


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Holiday Candlelight Tours During the holidays, take a guided tour of Essex County’s Kip’s Castle, view the stained glass Tiffany windows and learn their history. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays. Essex County’s Kip’s Castle, 22 Crestmont Rd., Verona. 973-239-2465.

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Donations may be dropped off during store hours through Dec. 12. This drive supports U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, the Community Food Bank of NJ and Livingston Coat Drive. West Orange Jewelers, 16 Eisenhower Parkway, Roseland. 973-364-2500.

Ralphie’s Red Ryder Rides Again!

With the opening of the exhibitions American Primitive Painting in 1930 and American Folk Sculpture in 1931, the Newark Museum ushered in the national discussion of exactly what made art “folk.” Some of the terms commonly used today for works such as those seen here are folk art, outsider art, self-taught art, or even visionary art. None of these terms, however, accurately defines what this diverse body of work expresses. Ongoing. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

A Christmas Story: The Musical is the hilarious account of Ralphie’s desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas. Runs through Jan. 3. Call or visit web for times and dates. Paper Mill Playhouse , 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343.

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Eric Carle: Animals and Friends Exhibit

Seton Hall University Winter Holiday Concert

Featuring work by the acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator Eric Carle (b. 1929), Eric Carle: Animals and Friends highlights the artist’s meticulous preparatory process and key childhood themes of animals and friendship. Runs through Jan. 3. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave. 973-746-5555.

The Seton Hall University Chorus, Chamber Choir, Orchestra, and Concert Band present their annual winter holiday concert. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

Wednesday, December 2 Saint Barnabas Programs For Individuals with Parkinson’s and Other Neuromuscular/Movement Disorders. Strength Training – Wednesdays 1:30-2:30pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange. 973-322-5620. E-mail:

Garden Discoveries: Ready for Winter Designed to inspire children about the natural world around them. Every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities and specimens. 1- 2pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

Robert Irvine Live!

Toddler Time Picture books, flannel board stories, and nursery rhymes are used to introduce the wonder of books. Children of all abilities welcome. No registration required; space limited. *Preference given to Montclair Library Cardholder. Two year olds. Also Dec. 9 & 16 at 10:30am & 11:30am. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

Holiday At Essex County Kip’s Castle Visit Kip’s Castle during the month of December for a self-guided tour of the first floor and experience the holidays circa 1928. Open Wednesday through Sunday, noon–4pm. Free admission. Essex County Kip’s Castle Park, 22 Crestmont Rd., Verona. 973-239-2465.

Grace Potter Performs Grace Potter’s epic musical journey reaches a new milestone with the arrival of her solo debut, Midnight, an inspired work that is surprising, revelatory and wildly original. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.


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Food Network star Robert Irvine brings his brand of no-nonsense cooking to MPAC in this multimedia and multi-sensory event featuring cooking challenges, Q&A and an ample heaping of audience participation. Irvine will not use any recipes or script. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

The Remains of the Borscht Belt The disappearance of the Catskill Hotels. Photography by Heidi Warner. Runs through Jan. 20. JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange. 973-530-3400.

“Numbers” Production A cast of 10 students from the two universities, along with a production crew of 10 students, will present “Numbers,” a tale of refugees plucked from the Mediterranean by a fishing boat only to find that no one will take them. Dec. 2-5, 7pm. Dec. 6, 2:30pm. Jim Wise Theater, Kupfrian Hall, on the campus of NJIT. 154 Summit St., Newark. 973/353-5263. e-mail:

Thursday, December 3 Screening and discussion of “Glickman”

Screening of acclaimed documentary on Marty Glickman, the iconic New York sportscaster and perhaps the most influential sports broadcaster of all time, followed by discussion with special guests. 7:30pm. Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, Montclair State University, One Normal Ave, Montclair. 973-655-2378.

Goal Setting Workshop for Women Start your New Year’s goals early. Join Psychotherapist and Life Coach, Sue Waldman for a motivating and inspiring gathering to help you manifest your dreams. Learn how to stop procrastinating and take action on how you want to feel on the outside and inside. Review values such as: awareness, passion, acceptance, confidence, fearlessness, forgiveness, compassion, respect, simplicity, confidence, joy and love. Advance registration required. 8-9:30pm. Verona location. Call 973-857-9090

Passport to Flavor: Destination Japan Learn how to make miso soup, onigiri, rice balls and our own version of sushi—candy sushi. Registration required. Ages 12 & up. 4:30-5:30pm. *Please advise of any food allergies. The Montclair Public Library 50 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair 973-744-0500 ext. 2236

Awakening from Grief: Finding the Way Back to Joy If you are grieving for a loved one or a lost relationship, experiencing unwanted change or caring for a sick friend or relative, seize this opportunity to reconnect with the love, peace and joy that lie within you. Thursdays. 7-9:30pm. Registration required. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story Relationships can be murder. A two-character musical drama that recounts the chilling true story of the legendary duo who committed one of the most infamous and heinous crimes of the twentieth century. Runs through Dec. 20. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-395-5551

Sarah McLachlan Performs Sarah McLachlan is a multi-platinum singer and songwriter best known for her intimate vocals and relatable lyrics. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Candlelight Tour and Discussion Special candlelight tours, discussing the evolution of the holidays, will take place at 7 & 8pm. Refreshments—including Wassail— will be served. Registration is required. Israel Crane House, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

Bill Y. Farley Jr. presents “It’s Christmas Time” A new composition. 7:30– 9:30pm. Trumpets Jazz Club, 6 Depot Square, At The Corner Of Walnut St., Montclair. 973-744-2600.

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Christmas from Dublin with the Three Irish Tenors Celebrate a genuine Irish Christmas with tenors Ciaran Nagle, Karl Scully and Dillon McCartney, performing seasonal favorites in an evening full of warmth, charm and music direct from the Emerald Island. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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About 50 animal and holidaythemed figures will light up the winter night in Turtle Back Zoo and the surrounding Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex. Over 100,000 lights will illuminate figures of bears, tigers and elephants, along with holiday lights designed to look like wooden soldiers, stars and winter scenes. Several animal exhibits will be open. Dec. 4-6 and Dec. 11-Jan. 3. 5 to 9pm. Essex County Turtle Back Zoo 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange. 973-731-5800.

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Join chef Marla Mendelsohn as she demonstrates cooking caramelized apple and mushroom salad, potato latkes and spaghetti squash latkes, butterflied chicken stuffed with spinach and herbs, broccoli and quinoa pilaf and rugelach. 10am-1pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

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Ceremony commences 6pm. Church St. Plaza, Montclair.

Book Sale Open to Public The Friends of the Verona Public Library’s annual gently used book sale opens to the public. Come and browse through thousands of gently used books on sale for bargain prices. Open 1-4:30pm. Questions can be e-mailed to Verona Public Library, 17 Gould St., Verona. 973-857-4848.

Saint Barnabas Programs For Individuals with Parkinson’s and Other Neuromuscular/Movement Disorders. Caregiver’s Support Group. 1:30-2:30pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange. 973-322-5620.

Holiday Event at Glenmount Visit Thomas Edison’s 1880 Victorian estate, Glenmont, decorated just as it was for the holidays. Listen to the stories of how the Edison family celebrated Christmas while you admire the twelve foot tall Christmas tree in the Den during this guided tour. Kids can play a “Hide a Santa” game. Every Fri, Sat & Sun; 11:30am-3:30pm. Thomas Edison National Park, Main Factory Building, 211 Main St., West Orange. 973-736-0550 Ext. 11.

Natural Decorating Demonstration Van Vleck’s Garden Manager, Laura Roberts, demonstrates a wide variety of decorations that can be created from natural materials. Centerpieces, swags, wreaths and ornaments are easy to make and add a touch of nature to your home. Demonstration will be followed by a trip to the Van Vleck House where tea and cookies will be served in the living room which is decorated for the season. 10am-Noon. Registration required. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752. email

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony The festivities will commence at 6:15pm. Roseland Borough Hall, 140 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland. 973-226-8080.

Best of Essex Winner–3 Years in a Row! Collage! 2015 Concert William Paterson University’s Music Department will showcase the musical talent of its faculty and students, from jazz to pop to classical, at Collage! 2015, a gala concert event .7:30pm. Shea Center for Performing Arts. William Paterson University, Wayne. 973-720-2371.

Saturday, December 5 Holiday Sales at the New Eyes Resale Shop Find that unique holiday gift at a special Saturday Sale, 10am1pm. Bargains galore on a wide assortment of fine and costume jewelry, watches, designer sunglasses and small home décor collections. 100% of the proceeds fund eyeglasses for the needy. Also open on Dec. 3 & 10, 1-3pm, and accepts donations of jewelry, watches and small gift items. New Eyes for the Needy, 549 Millburn Ave, Short Hills, 973-376-4903.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas The spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of the #1 Christmas music artist in history! America’s favorite holiday celebration for over 30 years features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects that bring the magic of the holidays to life. Presented by Chip Davis, founder. 3 & 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Peter and the Pirates Production One day Peter falls asleep reading his favorite book about Pirates. Suddenly, he finds himself transported into a great adventure with bumbling pirates and a princess. Although he is just a lad, he saves the day and brings home a bit of treasure. Was it a dream or did it really happen? Sat. and Sun. at 1:30 and 3:30pm through Dec. 13. Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair. 973-744-9752.

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Seventh Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour This year, the tour includes 16 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The tour includes Essex County Kip’s Castle and the Walther House at the Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens. The self-guided house tour will be held Saturday, Also Dec. 6th. Call for dates, times and venues. 973-239-2465.

12th Annual Artisan Gift Market The Creative Women’s Collective, Montclair, NJ is a group of local artists, artisans, and crafters, each exhibiting their own creations at the free annual event now in its twelfth year. 10am-4pm. Glen Ridge Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Ave, Glen Ridge.

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Short Hills Twilight Holiday House Tour Presented by the Short Hills Home Garden Club, the tour features five Short Hills homes of varied architectural styles decorated for the holidays. Enjoying seasonal musical entertainment by talented students from Millburn High School. Tour 2-6pm. With an optional Holiday Tea at the Short Hills Club where you will enjoy finger sandwiches, tea and petit fours. Tea 2-4pm. Green Wood Gardens 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-258-4026

New Jersey Ballet presents Nutcracker

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Home Alone In Concert: Film with NJSO Live

The first-rate traditional production never fails to enchant youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, colorful costumes and scenery, eye-popping special effects, and a touch of holiday magic. 1 & 4:30pm. Also Dec. 6, 1& 4:30pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.


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Based on the New York Times-bestselling picture book by Jane O’Connor. In this show, Nancy is especially excited for Christmas. Since she sold some of her old gowns and accessories, Nancy has enough money to buy a new sparkly tree topper, and she cannot wait to decorate the Christmas tree. However, when things do not turn out the way she planned, she worries if Christmas will still be splendiferous. 2pm. William Paterson University, Shea Center for Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-720-2371.

A true holiday favorite, this rollicking comedy classic features legendary composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score, performed live by the NJSO. Watch as Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation and must defend his home against two bungling thieves. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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The 19th annual outdoor festival for Verona and its surrounding communities celebrates the upcoming holiday season with crafters, vendors, entertainment, children’s activities, petting zoo and horse and wagon ride. Food and beverages will be sold. Celebrations include the arrival of Santa and traditional tree lighting. Noon-5pm. Rain date Dec. 6. Verona Civic Center, in front of Town Hall at H.B. Whitehorne Middle School, 600 Bloomfield Ave, Verona. 973-857-1467 x11.

Joe Fischer’s Holiday Magic Show For all ages. No registration required. 11am. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. 973-667-0405.

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Guests will be treated to scrumptious treats, a festive performance in the Bickford Theatre and a special visit from Santa, who brings a gift for each child. Perfect for families with children ages 3 to 8, this event offers a great opportunity for a holiday family photo. Advanced reservations required. Seatings at 11am, 1 and 3pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

Santa at Van Vleck 2015 Come take a fun family selfie with Santa or have our photographer take that perfect holiday shot. Enjoy arts and crafts along with writing that special letter to the man in red. 10-Noon. Dec. 6, 10-12:30pm. Advanced ticket sales required, see website. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

Book Sale During Verona’s Fair in the Square Stop by the annual Friends of the Verona Public Library’s book sale during Verona’s Fair in the Square event. Open 10am4:30pm. Questions can be emailed to Verona Public Library, 17 Gould St., Verona. 973-857-4848.

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Holiday House Tours Begin at the Nathaniel Crane house where less “foppery” reigned, see the Crane House and Historic YWCA decorated by the Garden Club of Montclair, then visit food historian Carolina Capehart in the hearth to learn about holiday food traditions. Move forward in history to the Shultz House featuring Molly Shultz’s own collection on Christmas decorations, antique toys, and children’s book exhibit. 1-4pm. Crane House and Historic YWCA, 108 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

Hot for the Holidays featuring Busta Rhymes & Friends Featuring Busta Rhymes & Friends, with special guests Diddy, Mary. J. Blige, Lil Wayne, French Montana, Sean Paul and more to come. 8pm. Prudential Center,165 Mulberry St., Newark. 973-757-6000.

King Noise Performs Incorporating influences from several genres including rock, jazz, soul, funk, and more. Always lots of improvisation and great rhythm. Come enjoy music from the band’s soon to be released studio recordings. 9:30pm. The Ringside Pub, 379 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell. 973-226-6781. (continued on page 20)

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Swingin’ Tern Contra Dances

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Linda Leslie will call the contras. The band will be Moving Violations. Beginners’ workshop at 7:30pm. No partner necessary. Please carry in clean soft-soled shoes for dancing. Just listening to the band is worth the admission. 8-11pm. First Presbyterian Church, Parish House, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973-295-6864.

Santa Visits Montclair Walnut St. Business District, Walnut St. Lot, 11am. Watchung Plaza, Watchung & N. Fullerton Ave, 11:30am. St. James Church, Bellevue Ave & Valley Rd., noon. South End Business District, Orange Rd. & Cedar Ave. 12:30pm. 973-509-4915.

Sunday, December 6

2nd Holiday Arts and Crafts Show

Romeo & Juliet: State Ballet Theatre of Russia

Local artisans and artists will be showing and selling handmade jewelry, ceramics, greeting cards, silk and knitted accessories, artwork, soap and candles and more. The show will benefit HOMECorp of Montclair. 10am-5:30pm. 13 Trinity Place, Montclair. 973-783-5902 or HOMECorp at 973-744-4141.

Prizes will be awarded in each category. Adults, teens (ages 13-18) and children (ages 5-12) can participate with a chance to win a prize. Free. Registration required. 1pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

Annual Holiday Open House in Historic Downtown

Holiday Madness Meets Lunatic Fringe Improv Insanity

Craft Show in the New Gym at the Community House - 252 Main St. 10am-4pm. Free Guided Holley Trolley Tours in Llewellyn Park. 11am4pm. Pictures with Santa from 10- 5 throughout downtown ending with the arrival of Santa at our Christmas Tree Lighting at 5pm on the lawns of town hall. Town Hall, 66 Main St., West Orange. 973-325-4050.

New Jersey’s oldest continuously performing improv comedy troupe, Lunatic Fringe has been creating comedy without a script and without a net since 1997. The comedians combine music, audience suggestions and wit-without-a-wire to create a unique comic experience. 8pm. Glen Ridge Train Station, 228 Ridgewood Ave, Glen Ridge. 973-429-1527.

Shakespeare’s timeless tale of tragic romance, set to music by Prokofiev, is danced by 55 of Russia’s brightest ballet stars. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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New Jersey Festival Orchestra “Home for the Holidays” A family-friendly festival of symphonic pops and wintertime favorites guaranteed to make the season merry, featuring the NJFO, MPAC’s teen Performing Arts Company and other surprises. 3pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

B’nai Shalom Lecture “Where is the Center? Diaspora and Zion in Jewish History and Thought” by Dr. David Kraemer. Learn with one of the outstanding faculty of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Free and open to the community. 10:30am-Noon. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0160 ext. 207.

$5-a-bag Book Sale Friends of the Verona Public Library will have a $5 bag sale as part of their annual book sale. Stop by to stuff one of our bags full of reading treasures! Open 2-4:30pm. Verona Public Library, 17 Gould St., Verona. 973-857-4848.

Sunday Advent Event Featuring a guest flautist, Becky Vega, performing a special prelude and joining the youth and senior choir. The Youth choir will open the service with “A Home For Jesus” and the senior choir will perform “An Advent Credo”. 10:15am. First Presbyterian Church of Verona, 10 Fairview Ave, Verona. 973-239-3561.

Cookie Walk, Craft Show & Holiday Cafe Cookies sold by the pound. Craft Show will include jewelry and lots of other items for sale. Enjoy our Holiday Café while enjoying your treats. Santa will be stopping by too. This is a fundraiser to restore and preserve our historic building for another 100 years! 3-6pm. Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St., Montclair. 973-744-9552.


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Chamber Music Concert Join Cantor Betsey Peters-Epstein and her husband Dan Epstein along with their colleagues Claudia Warburg, Violinist; Robert Dan, Violist; Benjamin Larsen, Cellist for a Chamber Music Concert sponsored by our member Dr. Lynne B. Harrison. Works by Bruch Scriabin, Faure and others. RSVP requested. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

Traditions of Old The Montclair Historical Society’s Executive Director Jane Eliasof, sheds light on what we know about how our ancestors celebrated the holidays in a presentation titled “Traditions of Old.” 2pm. Founder’s Room of the Crane House and Historic YWCA, 108 Orange Rd., Montclair.

Menorah Lighting Ceremony Festivities will commence at 6:15pm. Roseland Borough Hall, 140 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland. 973-226-8080.

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Saxophonist Charles McPherson, one of the great voices of the bebop language, will perform as part of the fall 2015 Jazz Room series . The concert begins at 4pm. Shea Center for Performing Arts, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Ave, Wayne. 973-720-2371.

The Friends of the Verona Public Library book sale ends with a $3-a-bag bargain sale. Open 10am-2pm and 5-8:30pm. Verona Public Library, 17 Gould St., Verona. 973-857-4848.

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Beginners will make a magazine holder, waste paper basket, or catch-all basket. Use wood reed in a variety of shapes and sizes and add embellishments to personalize your design. At the end of the course, students will have a one-of-a kind wooden woven basket to take home for themselves or give away as a holiday gift. Noon-3pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair. 973-7465555.

American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker

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Featuring Tchaikovsky’s glittering score, spectacular costumes, stunning scenic effects, inventive choreography and a cast of approximately seventy-five performers. In this holiday ballet, the gift of a beautiful nutcracker brings young Clara astonishing dreams of battling mice, enchanted forests, and the exotic Land of Sweets. 1 & 5pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

Monday, December 7 Saint Barnabas Programs For Individuals with Parkinson’s and Other Neuromuscular/Movement Disorders. Tai Chi – Mondays 1:30-2:30pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange. 973-322-5620.

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Join Walter Choroszewski and take a trip back to the decade of the fabulous forties. Walter will lecture and point out the many distinctive happenings of this memorable period in time. 2pm. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-39-1447.

Saint Barnabas Programs For Individuals with Parkinson’s and Other Neuromuscular/Movement Disorders. Support Group. 1:30-2:30pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange. 973-322-5620.

Let’s Read Together! Let’s Read Together is a family literacy program designed to help kids get ready to read. Each session will highlight fun activities that adults and children can share to help develop early literacy skills. Children of all abilities are welcome. 6:30pm. Dec.12 at 11am. Registration required. Newborns to 5 year-olds. *Please register for only one session. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

Language Groups for Children & Teens Now registering for the winter session. French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Sign Language. Native speaker, certified teachers. Please call or e-mail for scheduling options. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave, 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843.

Yoga at Van Vleck 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. Beginners to advanced welcome. Bring your own mat. Runs through Dec. 21. 9:30-10:45 am. Also Dec. 14 & 21. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752. E-mail:

Lighting of Township Chanukah Menorah 4pm on the lawn of the Municipal Building. Municipal Building, 66 Main St., West Orange. 973-731-0360.

Tuesday, December 8 Holiday Celebration Join friends of the North Essex Chamber of Commerce for the annual Holiday Celebration including international buffet, holiday shopping, music, and more. Include coworkers, clients, friends in the festivities. 11am-2pm. The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave, West Orange.

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

Strength Training for Seniors Cardio, strength, and stretch to a more fit and healthier you. Equipment provided by instructor. Bring water to stay hydrated. No registration. Also December 22 at 9:30 am. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-39-1447.

Annual Holiday Greens Event A light supper, followed by a short presentation of ideas and tips on materials selection and mechanics. Then, the dinner tables will transform into work spaces and design coaches will circulate to help and inspire. Ample supplies of wine and a holiday punch will ease all into a festive and creative mood. Each participant will make a centerpiece to bring home using a wonderful selection of materials. Please bring one centerpiece-sized container (glass, silver, wicker, pottery), along with a water-tight liner if possible. 6:30pm. The Women’s Club of Glen Ridge, 219 Ridgewood Ave, Glen Ridge. 973-748-5459.

Afterville: Fairy Tales for Every Child You have probably heard of the classic fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast but you probably never heard of this version. Afterwards, read various versions of this fairy tale and create your very own paper castle. Ages 3 & up. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

A Magical Chanukah Celebration Candle lighting, food and Chanukah treats, magical entertainment, fun for the family. Reservations requested. 6-8pm. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0160 ext. 207.

Wednesday, December 9 Peppa Pig’s Big Splash Peppa is a lovable, exuberant little piggy who lives with her little brother George, Mommy Pig and Daddy Pig. Peppa’s favorite things include playing games, dressing up, days out and jumping in muddy puddles. Her adventures always end happily with loud snorts of laughter. 3 & 6pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Silver: Egan & Sons—Montclair Bronze: Verona Inn—Verona

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Thank You for Voting Us BEST VETERINARIAN Two Years in a Row! Personalized Service, Compassionate Care We’re a full service community veterinary hospital with 2 convenient locations. In each of our hospitals, you’ll find our caring and dedicated staff responsive to your pet’s every need. From routine wellness check-ups that ensure your pet’s good health to advanced procedures, such as laser surgery that minimizes discomfort and shortens recovery time, we’re committed to providing the best possible care for your pet in all that we do.

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Best Custom Closets

Best Dentist Group

Custom Designed

The Silverstrom Group

Silver: Closets by Design—Carlstadt Bronze: California Closets—Fairfield

Silver: Josephsen Family Dentistry—West Caldwell Bronze: Ferguson Dental Associates—Upper Montclair

Silver: Sparkle Dentistry for Children—Upper Montclair Bronze: Dentistry for Children of West Essex— West Orange

Best Deli

Best Dentist Individual

Best Diner

Serving Essex County 973-783-5788

Best Dentist Pediatric

Dr. Christopher Jones

1129 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell 973-575-8330

580 S. Livingston Avenue, Livingston 973-797-9412

Suburban Calandra’s Italian Village

234-240 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-461-1314 Silver: Watchung Deli—Upper Montclair Bronze: Millburn Deli—Millburn

Krugman Dental Associates

154 S. Livingston Avenue, Suite 107, Livingston 973-992-4099

Ritz Diner

Silver: Stacey E. Oberfield,DDS—West Caldwell Bronze: Dr. Kenneth Arida —Caldwell

Silver: Caldwell Diner—Caldwell Bronze: Nevada Diner—Bloomfield

72 East Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 973-533-1213

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Best Electrician

Best Ethnic Restaurant

Best Fine Jewelry Store

Anderson Electric

Ani Ramen House

George Press Jewelers

Silver: KB Electric—Montclair Bronze: (Tie) Tosone Electric—Bloomfield E & M O’Hara —West Orange

Silver: Bangkok Kitchen—Caldwell Bronze: Spice Thai—Bloomfield

Silver: Walter Bauman Jewelers—West Orange Bronze: Fredrick Goodman—Upper Montclair

Verona 973-857-4333

401 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-744-3960

Joseph’s Limousine Service People Movers Since 1990

74 S. Livingston Avenue, Livingston 973-992-7797

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Best Children’s Party Place Best Fitness Gym

A customized day full of imaginative adventures for them. A stress-free party for you, or in other words an

Best Florist

Platinum Fitness

Clores Flowers & Gifts

Silver: Motion Fitness—Millburn Bronze: Hardbodyz—Verona

Silver: Brookside Garden—Bloomfield Bronze: Caldwell Flowerland—Caldwell

309 Pompton Avenue, Verona 973-857-2500

590 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-744-2291

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At a The Little Gym Awesome Birthday Bash, your child and their friends will have the whole place to themselves for fun activities created especially for them. Plus, we’ll handle everyting from set-up to clean-up, making birthdays at The Little Gym a big wish come true for parents too.

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Montclair 973-744-1002

New Jersey’ s Premier Remodeler


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438 Broad Street, Bloomfield 973-743-8722 NJLic#13VH00056300

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Best Framing

Best Gift Shop

Best Hardware Store

Jerry’s Artist Outlet

American Royal Hardware

Essex Green Shopping Plaza, 495 Prospect Avenue, West Orange 973-669-0995


Silver: Wade Maxx Art Gallery—Upper Montclair Bronze: Jacklyn Kling Distinctive Framework— Montclair

Best Full Service Restaurant

Highlawn Pavilion

One Crest Drive, West Orange 973-731-3463 Silver: Lithos Estiatorio—Livingston Bronze: LuNello—Cedar Grove

45 E. Northfield Avenue, Livingston 973-992-6270 Livingston, NJ 07039 Silver: CBL Fine Art—West Orange Bronze: Smith & Company—Caldwell

251 Park Street, Upper Montclair 973-744-6727 Silver: Major Hardware—Cedar Grove Bronze: Karig Hardware—Livingston

Best Heating & Cooling

Best Hair Salon

Dieci Lifestyle Spa

Bloomfield Cooling & Heating

90 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 973-716-0101

127 Paterson Avenue, Little Falls 973-237-0505

Silver: Julio Angel Hair—Verona Bronze: Panico Hair Salon—West Caldwell

Silver: Supreme Energy—Orange Bronze: Air Group—Whippany

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Best Home Furnishings



Hampton House


467 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-744-0900 Silver: White House Designs—Fairfield Bronze: Gypsy Farmhouse—Verona

Best Ice Cream

Mark & Julie’s Homemade Ice Cream

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

Time to decorate your windows for the holidays! Silver: Kohr’s Frozen Custard—Fairfield Save with mail-in rebates on a selection of stylish Hunter Douglas window fashions. Bronze: Applegate Farms— Ask for details.





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Best Jewelry Store

Interior Decorator Paula Markman provides a complete in-home or in-office interior decorating service by bringing thousands of samples directly to her clients. “I think that your home should really say something about you and reflect your personality— your personal interests—the area in which you live—your culture—your loves. I have the talent, experience and specialized knowledge to help you pull it all together.” “I pride myself on my ability to work within my clients’ budgets to create a custom room for function, comfort and beauty. We handle all the details so you don’t have to.” Call today for a complimentary in-home consultation.

Paula Markman 973-803-2126


Best Enrichment Classes–Children

What Sets New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts Apart From Other Performing Arts Programs? • Over 40 Classes in Acting, Musical Theater, Improv and TV & Film for Adults, Teens, Tweens and Kids • The exceptional depth of our multi-level programming along with our outstanding staff of professional teaching artists provide the most comprehensive performing/theater arts education program in New Jersey!


Walter Bauman Jewelers

643 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange 973-731-3155 Silver: Sorrelli—Montclair Bronze: CBL Fine Art—West Orange

Best Kitchen & Bath

Showcase Kitchen & Bath 438 Broad Street, Bloomfield 973-743-8722

Silver: Boyette Kitchens & Bath—Bloomfield Bronze: Keil Design & Construction—Montclair

Best Landscaper

Saturday, Jan. 16, 10am-12:30pm & Sunday, Jan. 17, 11:30am-2:00pm Meet the instructors! Visit our acting studios and theater! Find out for yourself what the excitement is all about!

New Jersey’s Premier Acting School Celebrating Our 12th Year!

Creative Concepts Landscaping


973-566-9700 • 34

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West Caldwell 973-334-7336

Silver: Martin O’Boyle Landscaping—Bloomfield Bronze: Simon J. Hamel—Glen Ridge

Winner – Best Pet Service • Serving Essex & Passiac Counties • Bonded and insured • Registered business in NJ • Certified by the Red Cross in Pet First Aid

Best Learning/Tutoring Center

Home & Office Cleaning European Touch Cleaners LLC Quality service & products that meet or exceed expectations.

L3 Academy

Tel: 973-736-1935

One Greenwood Avenue, Suite 101, Montclair 973-783-8333


Silver: Estelle Finkel Center for Learning—Livingston Bronze: Mathnasium—Montclair

623 Eagle Rock Ave, Suite 102, West Orange, NJ 07052 973-803-3580

Best Massage—Non Spa

Remedy Massage

25 Watchung Plaza, Montclair 973-897-7688 Silver: The Healing Touch—Upper Montclair Bronze: Holsman Physical Therapy and Wellness—Cedar Grove

Complete Landscape Design & Installation Lawn Maintenance • Organic Fertilization Programs Seasonal Clean-Ups • Plant Care, Installation & Pruning Brick Paver Driveways, Walkways, & Patios Drainage Systems • Interlocking Retaining Walls

Best Massage—Spa

Woodhouse Day Spa


56 S. Park Street, Montclair 973-509-8488 Silver: Dieci Uomo—Livingston Bronze: Dieci Lifestyle Spa—Livingston

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Best Mexican Restaurant

T H A N K YO U F O R V OT I N G F O R U S … Y O U R S U P P O R T I S S O M U C H A P P R E C I A T E D.

Senorita’s Mexican Grill

285 Glenwood Avenue, Bloomfield 973-743-0099 Silver: Taqueria Authentica—Bloomfield Bronze: El Matador—Bloomfield

Best New Restaurant

B E C AU S E YO U R S M I L E I S A R E F L E C T I O N O F YO U ! Ariane Kitchen & Bar

706 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona 973-744-0533 Silver: Ani Ramen—Montclair Bronze: Desi’s—North Caldwell

Best Optician

973.251.2265 124 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue | Livingston, NJ 07039

Verona Opticians

573 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona 973-857-0011 Silver: Block & Zuckerman—West Orange Bronze: Susan Valenza Optician—Nutley


Suburban Essex

Winter 2015

Best Orthodontist

Best Orthopedist

Best Outdoor Dining

Sacks Orthodontics

Aces Premier Orthopaedics

124 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 973-251-2265

1255 Broad Street, Bloomfield 201-833-9500

Il Vecchio Cafe

Silver: Papasikos Orthodontics—Montclair Bronze: Montclair Orthodontics—Montclair

Silver: The Center for Orthopaedics—West Orange Bronze: Montclair Orthopaedic Group—Glen Ridge

234 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-226-8889 Silver: Highlawn Pavilion—West Orange Bronze: McCloone’s Boathouse—West Orange

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Thank You for Voting Us Best of Essex – 2 YEARS IN A ROW!

Thank You for Voting Señorita’s Mexican Grill Best Mexican Restaurant! To all of our customers, we wish you the happiest of holiday seasons and a happy, healthy 2016!

Don’t Miss Our Holiday Specials! $65 Introductory session for all new clients* Only $700 for Our 10 Private Session Package* Only $1300 for Our 20 Private Session Package* *Nov. 29 - Dec. 31

Mexican Grill 855 Bloomfield Ave, Glen Ridge • 973-707-7695

285 Glenwood Avenue, Bloomfield 973-743-0099 • Winter 2015


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Best Painter

Best Personal Trainer

Best Pest Control

Mark Tirondola Painting

Fitness 121

Dial Pest Control

Silver: Wilber’s Painting—Maplewood Bronze: Alberto Del Priore—East Orange

Silver: Synergy Fit—Fairfield Bronze: Slow Burn of Montclair—Montclair

Silver: Jay’s Exterminating Service—Livingston Bronze: Advantage Termite & Pest Control— West Orange

149 Washington Street, Bloomfield 973-429-3600

5 Becker Farm Road, Roseland 973-535-1177

Thank You for Voting Us Best Specialized Beauty Service

119 Harrison Avenue, Roseland 973-228-2500

Thank you for voting us Best Boutique Bakery Three Years in a Row!

20% OFF ALL SERVICES* Individual Eyelash Extensions – At The Little Daisy Bake Shop, we bake from scratch in small batches every day. We are a nut- and peanut-free bakery offering hand-made scones, freshbaked cupcakes, cookies, whoopie pies and more! We also create custom cakes, cupcakes and cookie favors!

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Eyelash and Eyebrow Tinting • Full Body Waxing • Threading

416 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair • 973-783-LASH (5274) 38

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622 Valley Road, Upper Montclair • 973-707-2157

Best Pet Boarding

Best Pet Supply

Best Physical Therapy

JAG Physical Therapy K-9 Resorts

Montclair Feed & Pet Supply

1275 Bloomfield Avenue, Fairfield 973-244-7387

204 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair 973-746-4799

622 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange 973-669-0078 Silver: Montclair Physical Therapy Associates— Cedar Grove Bronze: Holsman Physical Therapy and Wellness— Cedar Grove

Silver: Rover Ranch and Spa—Fairfield Bronze: Hal Wheeler’s—Cedar Grove

Silver: Purrs n Paws Pet Emporium—Montclair Bronze: Paradise Pet—Bloomfield

Best Pet Service

Best Pilates

What About the Cat?

MadKat Pilates Studio

Star Tavern

Silver: Boone Studio—Montclair Bronze: Equilibrium Pilates—Montclair

Silver: Boardwalk Pizza—Fairfield Bronze: Calabria Restaurant—Livingston

Roseland 973-803-3580

855 Bloomfield Avenue, Glen Ridge 973-707-7695

Silver: The Catnip Gypsy—Verona Bronze: Puppy Love Spa—Maplewood

Best Pizza

400 High Street, Orange 973-675-3336

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2014 & 2015 GOLD WINNER! Best Boarding/Day Care

• Doggie Day Care • Cage-Free Luxury Boarding • Beautiful Outdoor Yard

COMING SOON Toy Dog Day Care (15 lbs. & under)

1275 Bloomfield Avenue, Fairfield • 973-244-PETS

Call Today to Schedule a Tour! Winter 2015


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Best Plumber

Best Realtor

Best Roofing/Siding/Windows

Metric Plumbing & Heating 320 Grove Avenue, Cedar Grove 973-857-1535


Silver: McCormack Plumbing & Heating—Montclair Bronze: Neri & Russo Plumbing and Heating—Caldwell

Best Pre-School / Childcare

Century21-Cedarcrest Realty 460 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-228-1050

Silver: Joran Baris Realtors— West Orange Bronze: Keller Williams Suburban Realty—Livingston

Best Restaurant—BYO

Bay Roofing

323 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield 973-882-8435 Silver: American Roofing—Nutley Bronze: Carolan Contractors—Verona

Best Seafood Selection


973-902-4396 Your Family Optical Boutique

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The Children’s Corner


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40 Freeman Street, Roseland 973-226-7300 Silver: Kiddie Academy—West Caldwell Bronze (Tie): First Presbyterian Church Nursery School—Caldwell The Goddard School—Fairfield

Best Private Schools

Thavma Mediterranean Grill

6230 Town Center Way, Livingston 973-992-8999 Silver: Fin Raw Bar & Kitchen— Montclair Bronze: Basilico—Millburn

Fin Raw Bar & Kitchen

183 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair 973-744-0068 Silver: PF Seafood—West Caldwell Bronze: Halcyon Brasserie—Montclair

Best Senior Living

Most Romantic Restaurant

Stop in for your FREE GIFT and SEE our Newly Renovated Store Alain Mikli Lafont Maui Jim Silhouette

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Daughters of Israel Lacordaire Academy 796 Northfield Ave, West Orange (Corner of Old Short Hills Road)

973-736-7647 40

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155 Lorraine Avenue, Upper Montclair 973-744-1156 Silver: Saint Catherine of Siena— Cedar Grove Bronze: Trinity Academy—Caldwell

Winter 2015

The Manor

111 Prospect Avenue, West Orange 973-731-2360 Silver: Highlawn Pavilion—West Orange Bronze Medal: Facino—Montclair

1155 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-400-3307 Silver: Lester Senior Housing Community—Whippany Bronze: Crane’s Mill—West Caldwell

Gold Winner for

BEST MASSAGE Best Shoe Store


Best Spa—Day

• Reduce Stress • Ease Pain • Rejuvenate Aching, Knotted Muscles Leigh Hansen, Owner

Fleet Feet

Woodhouse Day Spa

Silver: Piazza Del Sole—Upper Montclair Bronze: JT Murdoch—Bloomfield

Silver: SPAtique—Montclair Bronze: Dieci Lifestyle Spa—Livingston

603 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-509-9707

56 S. Park Street, Montclair 973-509-8488

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25 Watchung Plaza Montclair 973-897-7688


Thank You for Voting Us


Free Estimates Service Upgrades • Indoor & Outdoor Lighting • Recessed Lighting Kitchen & Bath Renovations • Repairs & Troubleshooting Commercial Electrical Maintenance FULLY INSURED

LIC. #11056

Certified Generator Installation & Service

973-857-4333 Winter 2015


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Best Specialized Fitness

Best Specialized Home Renovator

Best Specialty Beauty Services

Brazen Athletics

Keil Design & Construction

Lure Lash

Silver: Corefire Studios—Upper Montclair Bronze: Athletic Genius—Montclair

Silver: Showcase Kitchen & Bath—Bloomfield Bronze: Custom Designed—Montclair

Silver: Wax Den—Bloomfield Bronze: Lash House—Livingston

18 Passaic Avenue #9, Fairfield 201-414-6262

Montclair 973-902-4396

Thank You for Voting for Us!

416 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 732-783-LASH (5274)

Real Coaching. Real Results. CELEBRATING 5 YEARS IN BUSINESS! Our programming is all inclusive and available to everyone, from elite athlete to first-time crossfitter. We offer: • Yoga • Ladies Only Classes • Crossfit Kids • Plexus Performance Care and much more…


FREE CLASSES FOR A WEEK! New clients only. Must present this ad. Offer expires 01/15/16.

“All Under One Ruff ” Private Overnight Boarding Suites • Teeth Cleaning Mani-Pedi • Bathing • Organic Shampoos Personalized Walks & Playtime • Holistic Pet Food & Treats Pet Boutique • Temperature Controlled • Web Cam Access


New Address: 400 Fairfield Road, Unit 2, Fairfield

18 Passaic Avenue, Unit #9, Fairfield • 201-414-6262

973-439-WOOF (9663)

Visit Our Other Location in Hoboken

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Thank You for Voting!

Radiance Medical Spa

The LoVerme Center, 825 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona 973-857-9499

Christopher Jones, DDS

Silver: Glo at New Jersey Plastic Surgery—Montclair Bronze: Bond Plastic Surgery—Montclair

Best Specialty Home Services

Specialty #5396

Pediatric Dentist New Jersey Family’s Favorite Kids’ Docs™ 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014

Samm Sound

Comprehensive dental care for infants, children and adolescents in a fun-filled environment where patients can feel at home!

1103 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell 973-575-8910 Silver: Montclair Handyman—Montclair Bronze: Allen Chimney’s—Cedar Grove

Best Specialty Store

■ Entertainment-themed office ■ Special training in pediatric dentistry and fellowship in treating special-needs children ■ Member of American Dental Association, NJ Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry


Red Star Paint

420 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-746-2468 Silver: Parcel—Montclair Bronze: East Side Mags—Montclair (continued on page 44)

1129 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell Winter 2015


Vital Essentials Frozen Orijen Pet Foods Fromm Dog & Cat Foods

Best of Essex 2015 Winners (continued from page 43)

Best Sports Bar

Best Steakhouse

Verona Inn

Strip House

Silver: Cloverleaf Tavern—Caldwell Bronze: Tierney’s Tavern—Montclair

Silver: Rare the Steakhouse—Little Falls Bronze: MEAL—Nutley

Thank You for Voting Us

Best Pet Supplies GOLD WINNER

HOME DELIVERY 624 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona 973-239-0544


Westminster Hotel, 550 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 973-548-0050



Best of Essex Best Yoga Gold Winner


THANK YOU FOR VOTING FOR US! Bring in this ad and get a

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Suburban Essex

Winter 2015

10% OFF

RETAIL ITEM Offer expires 12/31/2016

It’s An Honor to Receive the Gold Medal… Again! Best Store Front

Best Taxi Car

Steven Goffman, Owner

Nancy Kornbluh, Senior Designer

Home Offices • Closets • Built-Ins • Wall Units Custom Home Theatres • Wood Radiator Covers Cabinet Refinishing • Custom Cabinetry Kitchen/Bath Renovations

Olive That and More

246 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair 973-744-7175 Silver: Smith & Co.—Caldwell Bronze: Caldwell Flowerland—Caldwell

Best Sushi

Call for a Complimentary In-home Consultation

Joseph’s Limousine Service

397 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 800-321-5637 Silver: Black & White Taxi—Bloomfield Bronze: New Jersey Limo Bus—Fairfield


Best of Essex 2015

Gold Winner


Best Toy & Hobby

Dai Kichi

Look & Feel Your Best!

608 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-744-2954 Silver: Aozora—Montclair Bronze: Ocha—Caldwell

• Better Results East Side Mags

• Simple Nutrition

7 S. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair 862-333-4961 Silver: Sunshine Sam—Bloomfield Bronze: Jerry’s Artist Outlet—West Orange

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• Unique Exercise

5 Becker Farm Road, Roseland

973.535.1177 Winter 2015



Kiddie Academy ® Life Essentials® nurtures individual potential in unique, developmentally appropriate ways, teaching children at their own pace to turn every moment into a brilliant learning experience. CURRICULUM




Best of Essex 2015 Winners (continued from page 45)

Best Veterinarian

Kiddie Academy® of West Caldwell

Thank you for voting for us!

810 Passaic Ave. • West Caldwell, NJ 07006


GOLD WINNER – BEST SPECIALITY STORE Verona Animal Hospital 17 Grove Avenue, Verona 973-239-1881

Silver: Veterinarian Medical Center of Caldwell—Caldwell Bronze: Cameron Animal Hospital—Montclair

Best Wine & Spirits

Angelbeck’s Wine

621 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-744-1375

420 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair

973.746.2468 CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE FOR GREAT IDEAS ON ALL OF OUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES! © 2015 Benjamin Moore & Co. Benjamin Moore, Paint Like No Other, and the triangle “M” symbol are registered trademarks licensed to Benjamin Moore & Co.


Suburban Essex

Winter 2015

Silver: Amanti Vino—Montclair Bronze: Wine Legend—Livingston

Thank You for Voting for Us! Best Women Fashion

Barbara Eclectic

594 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-744-1217 Silver: B. Savvy Consignment Shop— Roseland Bronze: Dem Two Hands—Montclair

We provide full dental care in a warm, personalized setting. With comprehensive dental treatment in all areas of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry, we are prepared to help you achieve a bright, healthy smile. Our services include: • BOTOX®/Juvederm® • Cosmetic Dentistry • General & Restorative Dentistry

Best Yoga Studio

JaiPure Yoga

575 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-744-7873

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Laura Roberts, Garden Manager of Van Vleck House & Gardens will guide you through creating your own wreath made from pine cones. Decorate with a ribbon or an assortment of natural items collected from the gardens of Van Vleck. 10am-Noon. Registration required. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752. Email:

The Essex Photo Club will have its 4th Competition of the year in the categories of pictorial and nature for both beginning and advanced photographers. 7:30pm. Caldwell United Methodist Church, 1 Academy Road, Caldwell. 973-835-4861.

Thursday, December 10 Holiday Express Benefit Concert

Theater Lobby Showcase Scott Daniels, ceramics. Runs through Jan. 31. JCC Metro West, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange. 973-530-3400.

The Mike Luipersbeck Band

Presented by Investors Bank. This from-the-heart troupe includes 100 professional singers and musicians who volunteer their time, along with more than 1,300 children and adult volunteers, who prepare and perform private charity programs at specialized schools, psychiatric facilities, homeless shelters and soup kitchens. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Osteoporosis Support Group The Osteoporosis Support Group strives to bring people together who share concerns about the physical and emotional effects of osteoporosis and provides participants with an opportunity to share feelings, ideas and information in a supportive and caring environment. 11am. Registration required. Free. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave, Livingston. 973-322-7830.

Managing The Holidays Join psychotherapist, Sue Waldman for a helpful gathering to guide you through the holidays. If you are recently grieving a loss of a loved one or experience holiday stress, come unwind with personal sharing, guided visualization, Reiki and tips to heal your heart. 8-9:15pm. Verona location. 857- 4357 973.


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The Cedar Grove Library will host the Mike Luipersbeck Band featuring Ron Naspo, Peter Greco and Jazz Drummer, Mike Luipersbeck. Escape from the holiday rush and enjoy a relaxing evening listening to popular music provided by this talented trio who specialize in jazz tunes. Free and open to all. Refreshments will be served. Walkins welcome. 6:30pm. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-39-1447.

The William Paterson University Wind Ensemble J. Craig Davis, William Paterson University professor of music, conducts the William Paterson Wind Ensemble. 8pm. William Paterson University, Shea Center for Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Ave, Wayne. 973-720-2371.

Friday, December 11 Navidad Latina 2015 The Cathedral Spanish Choir under the direction of Olfary GuitĂŠrrez joins forces with singers and instrumentalists from other LatinAmerican communities of the Archdiocese of Newark to present a program of ethnic Christmas music. The program is conducted in Spanish. Come celebrate Christmas from the many aspects of Latin-American traditions. 8pm. Cathedral Bascilica of Sacred Heart, 89 Ridge St., Newark. 973-484-2400.

Molly Ringwald Revisits the Club Detention has never been more fun. Delight in a 30th anniversary screening of “The Breakfast Club,” followed by an appearance by Molly Ringwald (Claire Standish). 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Family Hanukkah Shabbat Service Join Rabbi Laurence Groffman and Cantor Betsey Peters-Epstein and the Temple Sholom Musicians for a song filled Hanukkah Shabbat celebration. Fun for all ages; members and non-members alike. Also, bring your own Menorah and Candles. 6:30pm. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove.

“Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)” A wonderful holiday escapade for the Yuletide season. But please know that the show is a holiday spoof, and not intended for children who still believe in Santa Claus. Also Dec. 12, 18 and 19 8pm. Dec. 13, 2pm. Nutley Little Theatre , NLT Barn, 47 Erie Place, Nutley. 212-868-4444.

Larry Campbell And Teresa Williams Perform Multi-instrumentalist-vocalist Larry Campbell and singerguitarist Teresa Williams have rocked many a venue, as both center stage performers and invaluable assets to world-class acts. Opener The End of America. Doors 7:30pm. Program 8pm. Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church St., Montclair.

New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra The 45th anniversary of this annual tradition features orchestral accompaniment by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra! Ages 4 & Up. 7:30pm. Runs through Dec. 26. Call or visit web for dates and times. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Saturday, December 12 Holiday Garland Workshop Create a lush garland to adorn your staircase, doorway or mantel with boxwood and other seasonal cuttings. This popular, festive workshop fills up quickly–so register today. 10am-Noon. Snow date Dec. 17. Community Congregational Church, 200 Hartshorn Rd., Short Hills.

27th Annual Community Kwanzaa Celebration Featuring music, drums & African dancers courtesy of Umoja Dance Company. The event kicks off by Sister Kellia Sweatt with a ceremonial lighting of the Kwanzaa candles, a pouring of libations, and a proclamation of the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Enjoy a fashion show that showcases the latest trends in kids’ fashion, inspired by Africa, courtesy of Z By Ozi clothing. Face painting by Chandra Mustaffa will be available for children. All ages welcome. 2-4:30pm. African Market opens at 1pm. The Montclair Public Library, Auditorium, 50 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

Holiday Hors d’oeuvre Cooking Class

Join Blake Swihart and participate in cooking hors d’oeuvre for the holiday. Menu includes coconut shrimp patties with apricot mustard sauce, root vegetable pancakes with corn relish, spicy lamb and wild mushroom crostini, creamy root celery soup shooters, pestoed frico with pesto dipping sauce, curried beets and apples on endice spears, salmon tartar with corn cakes, spicy herbed pecans, individual Asian pear-currant tartlets. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778, Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. (continued on page 52)

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Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia whimsical puppetry and evocative original music bring a new sense of appreciation to stories that have delighted several generations. Ages 3 & up. 2pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater,1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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12th Annual Family Holiday Concert Family oriented and include a visit from a famous North Pole resident. It will feature traditional and popular holiday tunes, including Selections from Disney’s “Frozen,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” and the movie “Home Alone,” and will conclude with Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride.” Opening act by the Chatham Flute Ensemble. 6:30pm. Chatham High School, 255 Lafayette Ave, Chatham. 973-610-1308.

Children’s Christmas Workshop Children will have time to sing, do crafts, play games and learn about the Christmas story. Lunch will be served. Ages 3-12. Reservations are required. First Presbyterian Church of Verona, Fairview Ave, Verona. 973-239-3561.

RAEL – The Music of Genesis RAEL pays homage to the most ground breaking and influential band in the progressive rock genre by incorporating the musical excellence, lyrical storytelling, and theatricality that brought Genesis to a position of prominence in the rock world. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.


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Breakfast with Santa In the main dining room enjoy a delicious buffet with your favorites from eggs, french toast, fruit platters, muffins, danishes and donuts. Santa will travel from table to table with his helpers, members of the NY Jets Flight Crew, and deliver a small gift to each child. 9:30-11:30am. Calandra’s Bakery, 244 Route 46 East, Fairfield. 973-226-8889.

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Sunday, December 13 Seasonal Swing The Juilliard Jazz Ensemble lights up the SOPAC stage once again with an exciting performance of swinging holiday classics. Founded in 2001, The Juilliard Jazz Ensemble enters its 14th season led by newly-appointed director, alumnus Wynton Marsalis. 3pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

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The Senior Choir, led by director of music, Diane Battersby will present the cantata, Canticles in Candlelight. Guest Trumpeter, Max Morden will also be performing with the choir. Additionally, Alex Karpinski, will be providing narration during the service. First Presbyterian Church of Verona, Fairview Ave, Verona. 973-239-3561.

Family FunDay At the Crane House and Historic YWCA, you’ll have tours, stories, and activities designed for the family. At the Shultz House explore the toys from the Shultz family collection and take part in storytime. Both sites are open from 1-4pm with tours at 1, 2 & 3pm. Also Dec. 20, 1-4pm. Crane House and Historic YWCA, 108 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

Holiday Ceramics Sale Featuring pottery by some of the best local ceramic artists, including instructors in MAM’s Yard School of Art. A variety of items, at a range of price points, will be available from glass jewelry and ornaments, to ceramic sets, and largescale decorative pieces. Free, light seasonal refreshments served. There will be a clay ornament making class in one of the art studios for ages 4 and up. Fun for the whole family. 1-5pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Coding Fair Coding is the new language of the future but many people don’t know exactly what it is. Computer programming is much more than sitting at a computer and writing code – it involves critical thinking, creative expression, storytelling, and lots of fun. Learn more about coding and how your child can benefit from learning technology skills especially when they are in 1st-8th grade. The Montclair Public Library, Auditorium, 50 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

A Motown Xmas Two Motown legends, at NJPAC for the first time in A Motown Xmas!. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Ring in the Holidays A concert featuring the Adult Handbell Choir, Soprano soloist Elsa Slater, and holiday poems read by award-winning poet Sandra Duguid. Bring a new and unwrapped toy that will be donated to Toys for Tots. Free. Registration required. 2pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

Gingerbread Creations From Our House to Yours… come to decorate your very own Gingerbread House. Houses and decorations will be provided. A wonderful way to bring holiday cheer to your home. Space is limited, so register today. Ages 8 and up, accompanied by a parent/caregiver 1-3pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752. Email:

Welcome Christmas! Concert and Carol Sing Glen Ridge Choral Society. Children’s Choir • Handbells • Instrumentalists • Piano & Organ. Get into the holiday spirit and share the magic of the season by joining us for this Community tradition. You’ll be treated to a wide variety of holiday music in a beautiful candlelit setting. Favorite carols for all to sing! Glen Ridge Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Ave, Glen Ridge.

da Vinci Surgical Robot Exhibition Join Saint Barnabas Medical Center physicians who specialize in robotic surgery to learn more about the benefits of robotic surgery– including reduced hospital stays and recovery times. Plus, try your hand at being a surgeon by test driving the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System. 9am-8pm. The Mall at Short Hills, 1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills.

Vivaldi’s Gloria Performed The 10am Service features the Sanctuary Choir, Members of the NJ Symphony Orchestra, and Eric Olsen, conducting. Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave, Montclair. 973-744-7424 x204.


The Bloomfield Civic Band’s The annual Civic Band Holiday Spectacular Concert will be taking place. 3pm. Note: Santa & Mrs. Claus always makes an appearance so the kids will be in for a surprise. Bloomfield Middle School, 60 Huck Rd., Bloomfield. 973-680-8620.

Scott Robinson & Ted Rosenthal “Mulligan and More” Scott Robinson is one of today’s most wide-ranging instrumentalists. 7pm. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-395-5551.



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“The Last Five Years” Musical The Last Five Years is a powerful musical that ingeniously chronicles the five-year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up, or break-up to meeting, depending on how you look at it. 8pm. Westminster Arts Center in Bloomfield, 449 Franklin St., Bloomfield. 973-748-9000.

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Holiday Party & Spectacular Centerpieces Marge Hulstrunk, Professional Floral Designer extraordinaire, will showcase her talents creating several holiday flower arrangements. Ms. Hulstrunk has created arrangements for many notable clients such as the Bushes the Clintons as well as Meryl Streep. Come enjoy a light buffet supper and desserts table and door prizes. Reservations requested. Pay at the door. Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St., Montclair. 973-744-5916. Email:

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

Holiday Wreath Workshop Get in the spirit of the holidays with a creative workshop of wreath making using seasonal greens and elements. Feel free to bring your own embellishments to add to your piece. 10am-Noon. Snow date Dec. 17. Community Congregational Church, 200 Hartshorn Rd., Short Hills.

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Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to wear their ugliest holiday sweater and celebrate the season by making a crafty gift, decorating cookies, and much more. Free. Registration required. 5:30pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

Wednesday, December 16 Common Foot Problems Join Patricia A. Berran, DPM, and Suzanne M. Verbesky, DPM, to learn about common foot problems, keeping your feet healthy, and when to seek out professional help. Free, registration required. 4:30-5:30pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave. 973-322-5620.

The 45th Annual Christmas Carol Sing Now in its 45th consecutive year, the Carol Sing has become one of the most significant Christmas concerts in northern New Jersey. The ambiance of candle light and season décor, along with the Cathedral Choir, organ, brass, percussion and thousands of participants, combine to create an event that must be experienced. Also Dec. 18, 8pm. Cathedral Bascilica of Sacred Heart, 89 Ridge St., Newark. 973-484-2400.

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Thursday, December 17 Big, Bold Business Advice for Women Are you an Entrepreneur or business owner? Have you wanted to open up your own business or need support to re-invent it? Come to this inspiring gathering of Women. Meet contributing author and Business Coach, Sue Waldman of “Big, Bold Business Advice” (published by Woodpecker Press, October 2015) Enjoy and evening of Networking and inspiration. Advance Registration is required. Verona location. 973-857- 9090.

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Dar Williams Performs The critically acclaimed singersongwriter returns to SOPAC touring in support of her new album Emerald. Dar Williams has enjoyed a remarkable career which began when Joan Baez, an early fan of her music, took her out on the road and recorded several of her songs. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

“Water, Water Everywhere” “Water, Water, Everywhere” will be the assigned subject for this month’s Essex Photo Club’s program when all club members will be encouraged to submit images of any form of water in both pictorial and nature categories. All photos will be presented for the enjoyment of the club during its annual holiday party. 7:30pm. Essex Photo Club, Caldwell United Methodist Church, 8 Academy Rd., Caldwell. 973-835-4861.

Blood Pressure Screening Knowing your numbers is an important part of maintaining your heart health. Get a free Blood Pressure Screenings provided by The Stroke Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Registration is not required. 10:30am. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange. 973-322-5620.

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Get ready for a musical blizzard to sweep the tri-state area as Patti Labelle, New Edition, Tyrese, Monica, New Jersey’s own Jaheim and other guests hit the stage for one night only. 7pm. Prudential Center,165 Mulberry St., Newark. 973-757-6000.

An Irish Christmas An Irish Christmas brings just about everything to the table – joy, hope, laughter, friendship, and celebration of life through storytelling, music, song, and dance. Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland and celebrate the great traditions of Irish mythology. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Theresa Caputo Live! Theresa Caputo, psychic medium and star of the hit TLC show Long Island Medium, gives readings to audience members and shares personal stories about her life and unique gifts. 7:30pm. NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Join chef Suzanne Lowery and participate in cooking grilled shrimp bruschetta with artichoke remoulade, penne a la vodka, beef filet stuffed with spinach, mozzarella and roasted pepper, grilled panzanella salad, flourless chocolate torte with berry compote. 6-9pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.


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Kwanzaa Festival Celebrate the Nguzo Saba with NJPAC in its 17th year of the Kwanzaa Children’s Festival and Marketplace. Create and participate in the Arts and Crafts Village, dance, sing and explore the rhythms and culture from the African tradition and celebrate Cameroon as our featured Country of Honor. Noon. NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Taking their name from a traditional Irish jig, Cherish the Ladies share timeless Irish traditions with audiences worldwide. In this program, the Ladies perform classic Christmas carols in their signature arrangements highlighting unique Celtic instrumentation, beautiful harmonies, and spectacular Irish step-dancing. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

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Concert at the Library Singer Abby Gardner is an excellent young singer who is comfortable performing vintage swing standards that were popular decades before her birth. Ms. Gardner and is sure to delight her audience with many memorable tunes. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-39-1447.

Judy Collins Holiday Concert Judy Collins, the Grammy Award-winning singer/ songwriter, comes to William Paterson for a special holiday show. Judy Collins rose to fame in the 1960s and 1970s with her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own original compositions. 8pm. William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-720-2371.

Come to MAM for an hour-long, drop-in gallery program for children 5 and up and their adult companions. Explore and discuss artworks and engage in fun activities in MAM’s galleries and sculpture garden. Third Saturday of the Month. 2-3pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Celebrate Kwanzaa with this daringly theatrical company, which combines the elements of modern and West African dance, ballet, hip-hop, and even martial arts. 2 & 7:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater,1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Inspired by the grand works of 15th century Italian sculptor, Luca Della Robbia, these table top creations combine fruits with leaves, boughs, berries, and nuts for a natural holiday display. Come create an arrangement for your holiday table at this, festive holiday work-shop. 10amNoon. Snow date Dec. 21. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-258-4026.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker reimagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive choreography. A dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, an electric violinist, and digital scenery bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life in a contemporary urban setting. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Sunday, December 20 Kenny Rogers: Once Again It’s Christmas

The Country Music Hall of Fame member and pop superstar has endeared music lovers around the globe with his amazing songs, heartfelt performances, distinctive voice, gift for storytelling and universal appeal. Featuring Linda Davis whose unique ability to interpret a song has made her one of Nashville’s favorite vocalists. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Sensory Storytime: Music and Movement Concert for Kids This music and movement concert is designed to engage children through music, movement, stories, incredible visuals, play and interactive music technology. Open to all—especially geared towards children with sensory integration issues and/or those who have difficulty sitting still. Presented by Turtle Dance Music. Ages 2-8. 3pm. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

Live Christmas Nativity Event A Nativity scene with live animals for the whole family to enjoy! The children of the congregation will be dressed in costume with the children’s and adult choirs leading in song. Live nativity and Christmas Pageant takes place around the open fire. 4pm. Short Hills Community Congregational Church, 200 Hartshorn Dr., Short Hills.

Handel’s Messiah with the NJ Symphony Orchestra One of the most magnificent achievements in music, Handel’s Messiah is an annual holiday season must for music lovers everywhere. Hearing its perfection is always a moving, emotional and resonant experience. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

A Christmas Carol Production This Theatreworks production is a musical interpretation of the Charles Dickens classic. A Christmas Carol captures both the humorous and touching moments of the classic story with witty dialogue and fresh new songs, conveying Dickens’ original message that the holiday season should be a “kind, forgiving, charitable time,” a sentiment which still rings true today. 1 & 4pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea Notre Dame Church is sponsoring its 28th year with the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea with internationally renowned priest-conductor the Rev. Alphonse Stephenson and his full symphony orchestra. Also former Musical Director of A Chorus Line. Doors open at 6:30pm – General seating. Tickets available after all masses or at the Parish Office weekdays 9am-4pm or call the Parish Office. Notre Dame Church, 359 Central Ave, North Caldwell. 973-226-0979.

Thursday, December 24 Christmas Eve Services The 4pm service is family friendly service. The church’s two youth choirs, Joyful Noise and Sacred Singers will open the service. All children will be invited to participate in a recreation of the Christmas story. At 9pm there will be a service of Lessons and Carols lead by Beth Shorten. This is a more reflective service and will feature soloist, Eric Burgos performing, “I Wonder as I Wander.” First Presbyterian Church of Verona, 10 Fairview Ave, Verona. 973-239-3561.

Saturday, December 26 The Ballantine House at Christmas—Holiday Tours Also Dec., 27, 30, 31 at 12:15pm, 1:15pm, 2:15pm and 3pm. Dropin tours showcase the Museum’s collections and special exhibitions. Reserved tours are available for groups of 10 or more. Thematic tours showcase the Museum’s world class collections. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6690. (continued on page 60)

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Blood Drive at B’nai Shalom Donate blood to Community Blood Services to help save a life. 10am-3pm. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0160 ext. 207.

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This gathering will be about relaxing into that sacred place that lives within every woman… of mystery, magic, solitude and inner beauty. With each new day, you can learn to cultivate, celebrate and embrace your divine essence. Guided Visualization and practical exercises will help you connect to your higher self. Overcome selfdoubt, judgement, and low selfesteem with an evening of shared discussion, nutrition and intensive self-care tips. Advanced Registration Required. Verona location. 973-857- 4357.

Left Overs of a Holiday Meal: Teens Class 13-16yrs

Join chef Joyce Delpopolo and participate in cooking butternutsweet potato soup, turkey pot pie, roasted romaine salad with apple cider dressing, crème brulee with cranberry compote. 5-7:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Winter Wildlife Explorers Camp Campers enjoy stories, crafts, campfires and forest adventures exploring our wooded wetland forests in winter time. K-3rd grade. Also Dec. 29 & 30; 9:30am3:30pm. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland. 973228-8776.


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Outreach services will be available from the Essex Co. Clerk’s Office. During this time processing information for passports will be offered and notary oaths will be administered. No senior cards issued on site. 10:30am-4pm. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-39-1447.

Thursday, December 31 First Night Morris 2016

Featuring over 200 artists and 80 performances in 24 venues, all within walking distance of the historic Morristown Green. It is a true celebration of arts and culture that can be enjoyed by people of all ages in a family-friendly, alcoholfree environment. Two fireworks displays—at 9:15 and midnight. There is even free shuttle service all evening. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

New Year’s Eve Service/ Celebration At 5:30pm there will be a brief service followed by a New Year’s Eve Dinner/Party from 6-9pm. Reservations are requested. First Presbyterian Church of Verona, 10 Fairview Ave, Verona. 973-239-3561.

Saturday, January 2 Manhattan Comedy Night Stand-up comedy direct from the clubs of New York City. Language, Mature content. Adults only. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Video Games Live Video Games Live is an awardwinning, immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time, from Asteroids to Zelda. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Sunday, January 3 A Grease Sing-A-Long Grease is the word and the audience gets to sing all of them. Join in on the fun and sing along to all of the songs of the classic movie musical Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Complete with on-screen lyrics and the chance to become a T-Bird or Pink Lady for the night. 3pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Blues in the Loft: Billy Hector Whether Billy Hector is teasing you with his sultry slide-work, picking through delta blues, or flat-out cranking it up on his beloved vintage Fender Stratocaster, his playing reflects the true soul and origins of the music; always passionate, engaging and dedicated to making the audience move and groove. 7pm. SOPAC Loft, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

Wednesday, January 6 Watercolor Painting Classes

Thursday, January 7 The Band of the Royal Marines

The United Kingdom’s most prestigious military bands take the stage in a celebration of British pomp and circumstance along with The Pipes, Drums, and Highland Dancers of the Scots Guards. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Essex Photo Club Program Warren Marchioni, club member, will present Essex Photo Club’s first program of the New Year with a sampling of some of the best films of photography and photographers. Open to the public at no cost. Essex Photo Club, Caldwell United Methodist Church, 1 Academy Rd., Caldwell. 7:30pm. 973-736-1861.

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Just in time for Presidential primary season. The Capitol Steps put the “mock” in democracy, as they skewer Republicans, Democrats, red states and blue states, with hilarious send-ups and satire on the current political climate. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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The Livingston Arts Association presents watercolor painting classes by Ann C. Taylor, past president of the NJ Water Color Society, for beginners and intermediates for ten Wednesday mornings, 9:30am-Noon starting January 6. Livingston Senior/Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave, Livingston, 973-992-7749.

In a world crowded with string virtuosos, there is no one quite like Pinchas Zukerman. Violinist, violist, chamber musician, conductor, teacher—for almost a half-century, he has been an evergreen phenomenon in the world of music. Zukerman will be the conductor and the violin soloist in a program of works by Elgar, Mozart and Brahms. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Suburban Essex PRESENTS THE

2015 Holiday Gift Guide

ITouch Gloves and Cell Phone Case iPhone 6 Case with Matching Texting Gloves. Latest Technology— Makes a Great Gift. FULLY COMPATIBLE with all touch screen devices. Never miss a call or text again due to cold weather! Gloves made of cotton and studded to match phone case!

Pink Jewels

1110 Town Center Way, Livingston (in the Livingston Town Center) 973-994-0975 •

Kickin’ It in Style! This beautiful waterproof full-grain leather and suede upper with a removable recycled felt inner boot to ensure that feet stay warm, dry and comfortable in cold winter conditions.

Valley Girl

623 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-746-8080

Are You Ready for Some Foosball? The Landon Foosball table is the perfect game to play with family and friends. Masculine lines and strong details make this solid wood foosball table look great in any room. Features: 3-man goalie rod, adjustable leg levelers, furniture grade cabinet, dual-side ball returns, counter-balanced men, seamless 4MM tube rods, and abacus scorers. Assembled Dimensions: 56 x 30 x 35. Weight: 320 lbs.

The Game Room Store

461 Route 46, Fairfield • 973-227-2245 Visit our other locations in: Freehold • Woodbridge • Point Pleasant

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Get Cozy! Vera Bradley cozy robes & slipper booties make the perfect gift!! Available in 4 patterns.

Even on a rainy day, you can make someone smile with a Fine Art Image umbrella. They are available in stick and collapsible.

Pink Bungalow

617 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-337-5371 347 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-228-9700

Jerry’s Artist Outlet

Essex Green Shopping Plaza, 495 Prospect Avenue, West Orange 973-669-0995


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Jewels for Your Home!! Luscious embellished vases by Monica Willard, standing elegantly at 8”, available in a variety of colors.

New Year, New Gear

CBL Fine Art

459 Pleasant Valley Way West Orange 973 736-7776

Your New Year’s resolution just got a little more stylish! 40nine watches, available in an array of vibrant colors, are a favorite amongst fashion conscious trendsetters on-the-go. Great stocking stuffer with a 2 year warranty, water resistance up to 165ft, and Date Feature. ($49)

George Press Jewelers

74 South Livingston Avenue. Livingston • 973-992-7797

Fragrance Oil Lamps Lampe Berger fragrance oil lamps have been purifying the air and adding pleasant scents to rooms for over 100 years. At A TOUCH OF WELLBEING, you will find a large selection of stunning and elegant Lampe Berger lamps and fragrance oil refills available at great prices.

A Touch of Wellbeing

356 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-228-4289

Larry 2 Flash Light Larry™2 has a few more LEDs under his belt, which boosts his lumen output to 160! The Larry™2 also features a red laser pointer that emits from the top of the light. Being the essential handyman light, the Larry™2 still has some of the features that made the Larry™ so great: the 180º rotating magnetic clip, reinforced plastic body design and ergonomic grip. The Larry™2 is perfect for endless applications and is still convenient enough to slip into your pocket. More features… more lumens… same Larry™ style! $15.99.

Samm Sound

1103 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell 973-575-8910

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Something SIMPLE - Something SPARKLES - Something SYMBOLIC… Stia Couture has it’s finger on the pulse of modern fashion as well as timeless elegance. Handcrafted sterling & gold plated wire bracelets made in the USA with attention to detail. Collections include Druzy, Gemstone, Micro Pave & Icon—Unique jewelry for everyday… Start your stack today!

Smith & Company

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Give the Gift of Beauty Lash House beauty boutique provides luxury services that will leave your special someone blissful and rejuvenated. Boutique menu includes lash extensions, spa treatments, brow extensions, manicures, pedicures, make-up and speciality waxing.

Lash House beauty boutique

250 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston • 973-992-4300

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Ring in the New Year Sparkling Sapphire and Diamond wedding bands or stackables… for the discriminating buyer! Now on sale until Christmas.

Celeste Jewelers

166 South Livingston Ave, Livingston • 973-994-4492

Everyone’s Favorite Holiday Gift Give a Holiday Spa Package and Get a Bonus Gift, a free handcrafted luxury throw with a $350+ Spa Gift Card plus a Free Voya Holiday Spice Candle with a $500 Gift Card. Order online for printable gift cards.

The Woodhouse Day Spa

56 South Park St, Montclair 973-509-8488

Smart Knife Much more than just a pocket knife…it’s a bottle opener, screwdriver, belt cutter, glass breaker, multi-size spanner and a knife all wrapped up in a high-grade stainless steel body. Handy belt clip and lanyard attachment included. $14.99.

Samm Sound

1103 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell • 973-575-8910

Gifts of Wood by Wolfum You’ll find gifts from Wolfum of California this holiday season at Nest & Company. Shown here are backgammon ($110) and domino ($64) sets, Christmas tree ($38), Menorah ($38) and coasters ($30)

Nest & Company

15 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair • 973-509-9488

If You’re Waiting for a Sign, This May Be It… Alex & Ani Chain Station Our new “favorite thing”, the adjustable chains hold beautiful charms and crystal stones. Add one at a time and build your unique collection.

Pink Bungalow of Upper Montclair

617 Valley Road, Upper Montclair • 973-337-5371


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Designer pouches in twelve unique colors of vegan leather, each embossed with one of the 12 zodiac signs in metallic gold foil. Lined in navy cotton with white zodiac animal print, features an oversized metallic gold tassel, and include a booklet about astrological signs.

Smith & Company

343 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell • 973-228-1167

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re you—or is someone you know—a singer or musician? Here is the opportunity to professionally record a song with a production team that has worked with some of the top names in the music industry. Beginning in November, ACIEM Studios in Little Falls is offering InStudio Audio Recording and Production Workshops, designed for both children and adults. Receive the benefit of ACIEM’s expert team and professional studio equipment with one of three packages. Tweens (ages 10-13) work in ACIEM’s vocal booth and record popular songs in “Sing in the Studio.” At the end of the workshop, they receive a CD of their performance with artist credit, an excellent gift for family and friends. Teenagers (ages 14-18) learn essential music production skills, and produce their own track in “Intro to Music Production.” Teens leave with a mix of their professionally produced song with co-producer credit. Both tween and teen workshops include six sessions: two in small groups covering music production history and instruction, with the remaining four in individual sessions with ACIEM’s production staff, all taught in an engaging and age-appropriate style. Adults can take advantage of the “Song Incubator” workshop to produce and record original songs using ACIEM’s professional studio environment. Collaborate with ACIEM’s experienced team on artist decision-making and music production

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choices. Eight hours of studio time is included, culminating in the recording and mixing of one song, perfect for use as an artist demo. ACIEM is a full-service, professionallevel audio/video production company. The ACIEM team has produced projects featuring Keith Urban, Randy Jackson, Phish, Rod Stewart, Neil Peart (RUSH), Phil Collins, Frank Zappa, and dozens more. “We work with household name artists and huge entertainment companies, but have

always welcomed independent musicians and local small businesses,” says Brian Brodeur, founder of ACIEM. Brodeur established these workshops to fill a growing need in northern New Jersey’s music community. “Though independent artists are increasingly producing their music at home, most do not have access to professional-level equipment and experienced engineers,” he said. “We are offering these workshops and session packages to help support students and independent musicians interested in highlevel production.” Notably, ACIEM will not own or control any rights to original music produced during the classes, and legally licenses any copyrighted music used in the workshops. For more information and to reserve a space in a Music Production Class, go to or call 973-256-7987.

ACIEM Studios Teens enjoy learning about music production in “Intro to Music Production”

Tweens get a flavor of in-studio recording with ACIEM’s “Sing in the Studio” workshop

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First North Jersey Woman Expo a Success!



ore than 800 attendees spent time with more than 80 area businesses at the first ever North Jersey Woman Expo at Mayfair Farms on November 10th. Guests were treated to massages, makeovers, a fashion show, barbeque, ice cream and lots of expert advice. The event was hosted by North Jersey Woman Magazine (sister publication of Suburban Essex Magazine) along with major sponsor Barnabas Health. Part of the proceeds of the evening went to support Jersey Battered Women Service (JBWS). The Expo raised enough to provide: two weeks of emergency shelter, safety planning, food and counseling for a woman and her children, 30 weeks of group counseling to domestic violence victims and the items needed to furnish (dishes, small appliances, bedding, etc.) for two one-bedroom apartments.



Cathy Black, publisher of North Jersey Woman was proud to help “such a worthy cause, and one that is close to my heart.” The next Expo is tentatively scheduled for early May 2016.

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1. Louis LaSalle, Vice President of External Affairs, St. Barnabas Medical Center; Jo Ann Garcia of BCB Community Bank;Thomas Coughlin, President BCB Community Bank; Cathy Black, North Jersey Woman Magazine Publisher and Event Host and David Black, CEO Vicinity Media Group 2. Fred Hahn of Slow Burn Montclair 3. Suzette Zuena of Lash House, Livingston 4. Bonnie and Allen Shefts of Jerry’s Artist Outlet, West Orange 5. Christina Thompson of Golf 4 Her, Denville 6. Dr. Beverly Friedlander, Short Hills 7. New Jersey Plastic Surgery, Montclair 8. Dr. Stacy Oberfield and staff, West Caldwell 9. Brazen Athletics of Verona 10. Helaine Zwibel of Shoezees® 11. Judith Schumacher-Tilton and staff of Schumacher Chevrolet, Little Falls, Clifton and Denville 12. Trish Kenny and


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Kim Misita of Rodan + Fields 13. Ruth Bollo of Clean It Right, Cedar Grove 14. Steve Goffman and daughter of Custom Designed, Montclair 15. Jessica Russell and Stephanie Rosen of Plastic Surgery Group, Montclair 16. Montclair Radiology, Clifton 17. Lauren van der Hulst of The Brass Elephant, Summit 18. National Council of Jewish Woman—Essex County (NCJW), Livingston 19. The Silverstrom Group staff, Livingston 20. Diana Scime-Sayegh of Happy Heart Yoga, Montclair 21. Kelly Deserio-Capozzi of Dolce Viso Salon and Spa, Millburn and George Brescia, Emcee of the event fashion show 22. Jennifer O’Sullivan of Olive That and More!, Upper Montclair

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PAROCHIAL SCHOOL DIRECTORY Aquinas Academy PreK-3 to Grade 8 Open House Dates: January 20th, 6-7:30pm January 31st, 11:45am-12:45pm February 2nd, 9-11am

388 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston 973-992-1587 Contact: Sister Lena Picillo, OP Age Group: PreK-3 through Grade 8 Aquinas Academy, a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, is a Middle States-accredited Catholic school dedicated to providing individualized attention in a nurturing environment since 1952. Today’s culturally-diverse students travel from thirty-four different municipalities, some as far as fifty miles away, to attend preschool through eighth grade each day. Aquinas Academy is dedicated to the success of all its students and is committed to graduating children who will be leaders and role models for their generation, spreading the message, “Be a Peaceful Presence.”

Lacordaire Academy

155 Lorraine Avenue, Upper Montclair 973-744-1156 Director of Admissions: Joan Hearst 973-744-1156 ext. 12 Lacordaire Academy is an independent college preparatory school rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition serving a diverse student body; coed Pre K-8 and young women in grades 9-12. A challenging curriculum

Mount Saint Dominic Academy

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.

Open House: Wednesday, January 20th 7-8:30PM

Mount Saint Dominic Academy

3 Ryerson Avenue, Caldwell 973-226-0660 Director of Admission: Mrs. Pauline Condon 973-226-0660 ext. 1114 Email: Grade 9-12 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.

Our Lady of the Lake School 26 Lakeside Avenue, Verona 973-239-1160 Principal: Benjamin Ronquillo Email: bronquillo@myoll.orgAges Age Group: PreK-3 - Grade 8

Our Lady of the Lake School, a National Blue Ribbon School, is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and personalized learning experience for our children. A supportive educational team of students, staff, parents and community aims to provide a creative, Christian learning

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environment with an emphasis placed on developing students’ individual abilities. We teach our children social awareness and encourage them to become responsible, contributing members of church and society. Come to one of our Open Houses, see our new playground and meet our dedicated staff and faculty. Our Lady of the Lake School: Connecting on a Higher Level.

Saint Rose of Lima Academy 52 Short Hills Avenue, Short Hills 973-379-3973 Principal: Mrs. Tina Underwood Email:

The mission of St. Rose of Lima Academy is to develop the whole person through a community experience of faith, academics, and life. Through this integrated experience each student will develop respect for and responsibility to oneself and others. Each student is challenged to use his or her special gifts in the service of all God’s people.

Open House dates: January 31, 2016: 12 noon- 1:30pm February 2: 9:30am- 10:30am

Seton Hall Preparatory

120 Northfield Avenue, West Orange 973-325-6624 Headmaster: Rev. Msgr. Robert Harahan Age group: 9-12 grade

Upper School • Lower/Middle School All Girls 9 - 12 • Pre-K–8 Coed

Trinity Academy

235 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-226-3386 Director/contact: Mrs. Mary N. Cassels, Principal Email: Age groups: PreK-3 through Grade 8 Trinity Academy fosters a love of learning, a desire for academic excellence, and respect for each other grounded in a shared Catholic faith. Trinity offers small classes, a flexible Pre-K program, full-day Kindergarten and Before/After Care. Trinity Academy is a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.

VOTED BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL Come take a tour and see why we are the gold medal winner. Contact Admissions office: 973-744-1156 ext. 12

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ey nutrients are cornerstones of good health, yet deficiency among Americans is skyrocketing. Are you unknowingly suffering from a nutrient shortage? Dr. Ronald Hoffman, medical director of the Hoffman Center in New York City and host of the radio program “Intelligent Medicine,” points to three major vitamin deficiencies affecting people today. He offers his expert insight on each and what you can do to fix the problem.

Omega-3s “Many North Americans are omega-3 deficient because we eat highly processed foods that lack essential fatty acids and not enough oily fish,” says Hoffman. “The problem is particularly acute for vegetarians, those who prefer not to eat fish or are allergic, and young people who are picky eaters.” In the U.S. up to 91 percent of Americans are omega-3 deficient and a Harvard study ranked omega-3 deficiency as the eighth leading cause of preventable death. Omega-3s are considered “essential” because the body cannot make them and must ingest them from external sources. Omega-3s benefit the body in countless ways, including the optimal functioning of cell membranes. “The cell membrane is responsible for translating messages from adjacent cells and organs into chemical work inside the cell,” Hoffman explains. There are more than 27,000 published studies on omega-3s showing the benefit of omega-3s, from brain and heart health to boosting mood and skin health. Omega-3s are particularly notable for cardiovascular health. The American Heart Association recommends at least 1 gram of omega-3 EPA and DHA a day for those with established coronary artery disease. “Fish like salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines provide the most omega-3s,” says Hoffman. “I also recommend supplements in soft gels or liquid form, or gummies and emulsions for kids.” He notes when selecting a supplement, freshness and dosage is crucial. “Processing, packaging, quality control, proper inventory management and distribution make a difference. I recommend Nordic Naturals because they are vertically integrated from boat to bottle, ensuring the absolute freshest and purest omega-3 products in a wide variety of delivery systems,” Hoffman says. “I recommend that the average person take a dosage of 1 to 2 grams daily.”


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Because people can produce natural vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) with sunlight, many assume they get enough. In reality, vitamin D deficiency is widespread. Up to 36 percent of Americans are vitamin D deficient and up to 91 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. aren’t getting enough of the sunshine vitamin. “Vitamin D is actually more than a vitamin,” Hoffman explains. “It’s a ‘prohormone’ and modifies the expression of many genes. This means it plays a powerful role, not just in building bone, but in the body’s immunity, muscle strength and even mood and cognition.” Many factors affect a person’s ability to make enough vitamin D, including age and location. During sunny seasons, 10 to 45 minutes of direct sun exposure daily can help maintain adequate vitamin D, but for many people this is not possible all year long and supplementation is necessary. “Current recommendations for vitamin D are 600 IU for ages 1-70; for pregnant or breast-feeding women and individuals over 70 it’s 800 IU. But this dosage could short-change many individuals with special needs or who have inadequate sun exposure,” says Hoffman. “The best bet is to measure vitamin D in the blood and supplement until an optimal blood level of 40-60 nanograms per milliliter is achieved.”

Most people have heard of magnesium but are unsure how it impacts their health. An estimated 50 to 80 percent of Americans are deficient in magnesium, mostly due to a diet of refined foods. “Magnesium is an essential mineral that is a co-factor for literally hundreds of biochemical pathways in the body,” Hoffman explains. “It is particularly crucial for energy production in the mitochondria, tiny powerhouses within the cells. Therefore, inadequate magnesium can be responsible for physical fatigue and mental depression.” He also notes magnesium, along with calcium and vitamin D, is essential for bone health. You can correct a deficiency by eating a diet rich in plantbased, unprocessed foods like nuts, leafy greens, avocados and dried fruit. However, many people require supplements to reach optimal magnesium levels. “Check labels for the amount of elemental magnesium in each supplement and shoot for 200-500 mg daily. Be sure to meet with your doctor prior to taking any supplement,” says Hoffman. — BPT

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The Capitol Steps: Mock The Vote The Capitol Steps began in 1981 at a Christmas party in the office of former Senator Charles Percy. Like most things in Congress, they never knew when to stop. Over the past thirty-four years, the Capitol Steps have recorded thirty-five albums, and appeared on dozens of radio and TV shows. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

As always, Bear Country is not without its complications: Brother Bear’s grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can’t stop eating junk food. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right. 2pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

Arts/Theater Lobby Dave Cubie, paintings. Runs through Feb. 28. JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange. 973-530-3400.

Sunday, January 10 New Jersey Youth Chorus Come and celebrate the sounds of the Holiday Season with the NJYC. With over 200 singers in 5 different choruses. The NJYC promotes music excellence for children between 1st and 12th grade. Founded by Patricia Joyce in 1992, the New Jersey Youth Chorus features performers from over 40 cities and 6 counties coming together to create beautiful music. 3pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Scott Daniels, ceramics. Runs through Jan. 31. JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange. 973-530-3400.

A program presented by Luther Flurry, Executive Director for BID ( Business Investment District) of Montclair. Refreshments served. 10am. The College Women’ Club of Montclair, First Lutheran Church, 153 Park St., Montclair. 973-783-7040.

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Thursday, January 14 Deepak Chopra Presentation Physician, holistic health advocate, best-selling author and New Age guru, Deepak Chopra is one of America’s most notable alternative medicine practitioners. Chopra presents “The Future of Well Being,” describing a road map for “higher health,” based on the latest findings in both mainstream and alternative medicine. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Saturday, January 16 Embodying the Dream Celebrate the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. through Dance, Music, Movement, Visual Arts and Spoken Word. In the third annual Embodying the Dream Workshops, you celebrate his legacy with special performances and workshops that are free and open to the public. 11am. NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Hooking Up with Second City The Second City knows a few things about love – they’ve been looking at and laughing about relationships for more than 55 years! This gaspingly funny revue is a modern mix of romance, rancor and everything in between. 3 & 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Sinatra Centennial Celebration Starring Steve Lippia With great stage presence, charm and charisma, crooner Steve Lippia interprets the music made famous by Frank Sinatra. Steve’s youthful, energetic talent and powerful show creates a perfect blend of “classic” with “today”. His show introduces a new generation to this timeless music, while appealing to long-time listeners. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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A Tribute To The Music of Motown Performed by a cast of 8 veteran entertainers and their band, including former members of The Jones, Main Ingredient, & The Marvelettes peppered with Broadway savvy performers who had leading roles in “Dream Girls”, “Your Arms Too Short to Box With God”, “Porgy & Bess” and “Showboat”. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Sunday, January 17 Beethoven & Danielpour Performance A New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performance. Beethoven’s sunny, youthful First Symphony is filled with Mozartean grace, while his cheerful Fourth adds deeper shadings of maturity with its mysterious, questing introduction. Together, they make a fine frame for the always-engaging Danielpour’s multi-hued concerto, with magnetic percussionist Pegher in the spotlight. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Thursday, January 21

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The speaker will be Lawrence Hamm, State Chairman, People’s Organization for Progress, an independent, grassroots, community-based, politically progressive association. Program will include inspirational music from West Orange students and residents and a recognition of residents whose volunteer or professional work embraces the spirit, dreams and dedication of Dr. King. Refreshments provided. Families welcomed. 9:30am-Noon. West Orange High School, Tarnoff Cafeteria, 51 Conforti Ave, West Orange. 973-325-2555.

In Shatner’s World, a one-man force of nature delivers a larger than life performance complete with his laugh-out-loud humor, signature storytelling, and select musical selections in his inimitable style. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Friday, January 22 Winter Festival: Symphonie Fantastique A New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performance. Shakespeare takes an encore in the 2016 Winter Festival, which opens with a pair of linked Berlioz scores that pulse with dramatic tension. An obsessive love turns demonic in his Symphonie fantastique, which vividly conjures the Witches’ Sabbath from Macbeth. Its sequel, Lélio, boasts a turn with Jacques at the piano and a finale inspired by The Tempest. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Satisfaction Production The International Rolling Stones Show is a touring tribute to the World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band. This highly acclaimed production showcases the most authentic cast and costuming of its kind. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Saturday, January 23 Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds This delightful musical production, featuring a hit score by Bob Marley and based on the children’s book by his daughter, Cedella Marley, tells of young Ziggy, who is so terrified of hurricanes, mongooses and other things in his native Jamaica that he’s afraid to leave the house. 2pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theatrer, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Art and Film: Van Gogh Seminar Hosted by Gerard Amsellem and Mikel Frank, The Visual Passion Duo, this seminar will be an in depth look at the work, the life and the time of Vincent Van Gogh. Begins with an illustrated lecture followed by a presentation covering the historical context, the life and the art of Van Gogh. A light lunch will be offered before a screening of the French film Van Gogh. A post-screening question and answer period along with discussion about the film will conclude the seminar. 11am-5pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.


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The national touring production of one of the most enduring shows of all time. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. The first collaboration of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice (The Lion King), Joseph blends pop, country and rock into an uplifting, technicolored story of biblical proportions. 2 & 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Sunday, January 24 The Rufus Reid Trio Performs A seasoned, 50-year jazz veteran, Reid has over 400 recordings in his discography and toured with Nancy Wilson, Jack DeJohnette, Benny Golson and Stan Getz, to name a few. 11am & 1pm. Nico Kitchen + Bar, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-468-8566.

Garrison Keillor Garrison Keillor, award-winning theatrical storyteller and host of public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, shares his homespun humor with NJPAC audiences. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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

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Winter Festival: Symphonie Fantastique Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. The Bard is back! Shakespeare takes an encore in the 2016 Winter Festival, which opens with a pair of linked Berlioz scores that pulse with dramatic tension. An obsessive love turns demonic in his Symphonie fantastique, which vividly conjures the Witches’ Sabbath from Macbeth. Its sequel, Lélio, boasts a turn with Jacques at the piano and a finale inspired by The Tempest. 3pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Jazz in the Loft: Radam Schwartz Organist and pianist Radam Schwartz has built his reputation over the last 35 years playing with such great musicians as Arthur and Red Prysock, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Al Hibbler, Irene Reid, Jimmy Ford and more. 7pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

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Monday, January 25 Jackson Browne Performs Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He was honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2007. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Thursday, January 28 New Jersey Speakers Series: Ayaan Named in 2005 by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, international activist and author Ayaan Hirsi Ali is known for her critical views of radical Islam and its suppression of women. Born in Somalia, she sought political asylum in the Netherlands to avoid a forced marriage and was later elected to the Dutch Parliament. Now a U.S. citizen, Ali is the best-selling author of the memoir Infidel. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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“The Runner Stumbles” Production Based on a true story, in 1911 a young nun has died under mysterious circumstances in a remote parish and her pastor, Father Rivard, has been charged with her murder. With alternating action between interrogations, testimony and scenes from the past, the secrets and taboos of their relationship come to a head, which inevitably spelt tragedy. Not until the explosive and surprising climax of the play is the full extent of their sacrifice made clear and the murder solved. By Milan Stitt. Runs through Feb. 14. Morris Museum, Main Stage, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Ragtime the Musical The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold—set in turn-of-the-century New York -- all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Their compelling stories are set to theatre’s richest and most glorious score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Three Dog Night Performs Legendary music icons, “Three Dog Night,” celebrate their 4th decade bringing with them some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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rt imitates life. Life imitates art. When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930’s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. The play within a play is a web spinning tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss—or when actors share a real one. By Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Liebert. Performance Dates: January 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00pm Sundays at 3:00pm

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Friday, January 29 Cesar Millan Live! Cesar Millan will reveal the secrets of happier, healthier relationships between humans and their canine companions in his exciting live show. Cesar will share his philosophies and methods, then present examples via live training demonstrations with multiple dogs from local rescues. Cesar is star of the hit television series “Cesar 911” and original host of the series “Dog Whisperer,” 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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C.S. Lewis’ beloved and magical novel comes to life through dance. This world premiere, choreographed by Randy James, features members of 10 Hairy Legs dance company and special guests. The classic story, set in the fictitious Narnia, features all of your favorite characters. 2 & 5pm. Jan. 31, 2pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theatrer, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Robyn Hitchcock Performs Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer-songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Robyn Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114. (continued on page 82)

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Winter Festival: Midsummer Night’s Dream A New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performance. Mendelssohn’s music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream is as magical as Shakespeare’s comedy. Experience them together in this theatrical presentation: actors from celebrated artistic partner The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey perform alongside Mendelssohn’s score, highlighted by the immortal “Wedding March.” 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Broadway’s dynamic duo from Chicago—the Tony-nominated Callaway Sisters—raise the roof with their newest show, proving they’re one singular sensation, singing show-stoppers from Chicago and Funny Girl to Cats, Carousel and more. 6 & 8:30pm. The Chase Room, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

7th Annual Concert For Haiti Featuring Jen Chapin, Aztec Two Step, Zing Experience, Richard “Earthman” Laurent And Soleil Laurent, and many, many more. Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church St., Montclair.

“A Night Under the Stars” Hosted by The Junior Woman’s Club of Verona. Over 100 baskets will be raffled off, and top prizes have been donated by Walt Disney World®, EA Sports, Elite Island Resorts, and several New York sports teams. Unlimited food, drinks, and entertainment will also be on tap for this exciting evening. An early bird special runs until Jan. 8. Tickets can be purchased online. Raffle ticket packages can also be purchased in advance. 7-11pm. The Glen Ridge Women’s Club, 219 Ridgewood Ave, Glen Ridge.

Sunday, January 31 The Mega Bubble Show From the creator of the Gazillion Bubble Show comes this bubble spectacular that will dazzle children and adults alike with an amazing array of bubbles in all shapes, sizes and forms, spellbinding lasers and spectacular lighting effects. Presented by Fan Yang. 1:30 & 4:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

B’nai Shalom Lecture Preparing for the Final Journey: A Look at the Taharah Ritual” by Rabbi Eliezer Diamond. Learn with one of the outstanding faculty of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Free and open to the community. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0160 ext. 207 Email:

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Cooking with… Chef Costantino Cammarano of Cucina Calandra, Fairfield

SPECTACULAR SQUASH By Rhonda L. Rivera, Photos by Dan Epstein


ostantino Cammarano lives for food. When not working as the Executive Chef at Cucina Calandra, he tinkers with recipes or creates entirely new culinary creations for family and friends. Experimenting with different flavor combinations, his dishes all share one common ingredient: passion. Born and raised in Italy, Chef Costantino graduated from the Culinary Art Institute there. He delights in introducing traditional Italian fare to his customers, but with a twist. For example, in Italy, the Pumpkin Ravioli would be served very simply, in the warming, brown butter sage sauce—but here, he adds just a touch of cream for a little decadency. Fount of knowledge about everything edible, Chef Costantino gladly offers additional tips about the recipes offered here: • When selecting a butternut squash, avoid the white/lighter skinned ones because they are less flavorful and harder to peel. • Make the soup ahead and freeze it. • Prepare the ravioli and refrigerate it for 2-3 days or freeze it for up to 2 weeks before cooking them. Alternatively, simply purchase them already made from Calandra’s Italian Village in Caldwell. • Use frozen cranberries to make the cranberry sauce because they have less water than fresh and retain their shape when cooked. • While amoretto cookies can be made from scratch, he defers to those imported from Italy for their authentic, Old World taste. Chef Costantino hopes you enjoy these dishes yearround, not just at the holidays. Enjoy Chef Costantino’s cuisine at Cucina Calandra, 216 U.S. Highway 46 (in the Best Western Plus), Fairfield, 973-5757720, 84

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Butternut Squash Soup (Serves 4) INGREDIENTS 2 T butter 1 stalk leek, chopped 1 t curry powder ⅓ c honey 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 (2 ½ lb.) butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes

6 c low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth 2 c heavy cream or half & half ½ t salt (or more to taste) 1 pinch white ground pepper Options: 4 oz. goat cheese 1 oz. toasted pignoli nuts Cinnamon

DIRECTIONS: Heat butter over medium heat; add celery and leeks until tender. Add butternut squash, curry powder and honey. Cook until light and caramelized, then add the stock and cream. Reduce heat and simmer until squash is tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and puree with an immersion blender or in batches in a blender until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Finishing Options: (1) To add a dimension of tartness, serve the soup topped with baked goat cheese (slice the goat cheese in 4 equal amounts and bake at 450°F for 2 minutes) plus chopped, toasted pignoli nuts; OR (2) To complement the sweetness, dust the soup with cinnamon.

Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage Cream Sauce (Serves 4)

For the Filling: INGREDIENTS 1 medium sugar pumpkin 3 c crushed amaretto cookies 2 lbs. ricotta cheese 1 ½ c grated parmesan cheese ¼ t nutmeg Salt and pepper, to taste DIRECTIONS: Pre-heat the oven to 400°F. Place the pumpkin in a pan and bake for 45-60 minutes, or until tender. Remove the pumpkin and allow to cool. Cut it in half and scoop out the flesh into a mixing bowl. Discard the seeds. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.

For the Dough: INGREDIENTS 7 eggs 10½ oz. semolina flour, plus additional for dusting 1 t extra virgin olive oil Pinch of salt DIRECTIONS: Make an egg wash by beating 1 egg and mixing it with a splash of water; set aside. Using an electric mixer with a hook attachment, mix all remaining ingredients thoroughly until the dough forms into a ball. Wrap the dough tightly in plastic and allow to rest, covered, for at least 30 minutes. Remove the plastic, and pull the dough through a pasta machine on the first or finest setting. Pull the dough through the machine several times to knead,

dusting frequently with additional flour, to 1/16-inch thickness. Spread the pasta sheet onto a flat surface. Place a teaspoon of the ravioli filling spaced 1½ inches apart on the bottom half of the pasta sheet. Use a pastry brush to spread the egg wash lightly around the mounds of filling. Fold the top half of the pasta sheet down over the bottom. Use a pasta wheel or knife to cut out each individual ravioli. Firmly seal each piece with your fingertips, making sure to press out any air caught inside.

To Cook the Ravioli: In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the raviolis for 3-4 minutes until they float to the top. Remove ravioli from water using a large slotted spoon or spider, and place on a large platter. Cover with foil to keep warm while preparing the sauce.

For the Sage Cream Sauce: INGREDIENTS 1 lb. fresh pumpkin ravioli ⅓ c unsalted butter if using cream or ½ c without cream 6 fresh sage leaves 4 amaretti cookies ⅓ c pecans, toasted and chopped (optional) ½ c cranberry sauce ½ c heavy cream (optional)

DIRECTIONS: In a small sauté pan, melt the butter on medium heat until golden brown, then add the sage leaves and cream (optional). Pour butter sauce over the ravioli. Top with cranberry sauce (recipe follows), sprinkle with toasted pecans, crumble amaretti cookies by hand over the dish and serve immediately.

Cranberry Sauce INGREDIENTS 12 oz. frozen cranberries 1 c sugar 2 cinnamon sticks Zest of 1 orange and 1 lemon Salt and pepper, to taste DIRECTIONS: Place the cranberries into a saucepan. Add the sugar, cinnamon sticks, orange and lemon zest and 1/3 cup water to the pan and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves and the cranberries are soft, about 10 minutes. Increase the heat to medium and cook until the cranberries burst, about 12 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper. Cool to room temperature before serving.

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Cucina Calandra

Senorita’s Mexican Grill

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

216 US Highway 46 East, Fairfield 973-575-7720 The “family kitchen” of Cucina Calandra provides classic Italian cuisine in a family-friendly 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


234 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell • 973-226-8889 The Calandra’s third and newest restaurant, iL Vecchio Café, offers a lunch and dinner menu featuring homemade pastas, entrees, panini sandwiches, burgers, and salads as well as pizzas, flatbreads, and calzones made with all natural whole grain ingredients in their stone deck, wood burning oven. They also have a new wine menu. As always, the restaurants are family friendly and offer a complete children’s menu. All chicken served and sold, is free range chicken. During the spring and summer months, they offer outdoor dining as well as an outdoor bar area. ENT,H, OD, RR, LP, MCC, TO

Cloverleaf Tavern

OCHA Restaurant 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

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.

Prime Steak… Seafood… Pasta

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

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

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Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill

Rare, The Steakhouse

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

Nikko Hibachi

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

Fresh, Healthy & Authentic 7 Time Best of Essex Winner, BEST CHINESE RESTAURANT “Thank you fans, Happy Holidays!” from the staff and owners of

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

LIVINGSTON Anthony Marra’s Restaurant

18 E Mt Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-992-8911 A good variety of old school Italian dishes with an atmosphere that is unique.

Baumgart’s Café

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

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arion Feldman and George Mazzucco opened the Ritz Diner over 30 years ago to create an eclectic, yet comfortable eating establishment where diners can enjoy quality food and personalized service. Along with the warm and friendly atmosphere, it is the food that draws diners back again and again with their extensive menu and daily specials. Celebrating? Try one of our delicious catering packages that are great for all occasions, or if visiting, don’t go empty-handed, remember to bring a mouth watering legendary dessert from the one and only Ritz.


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Eppes Essen of Livingston

105 E Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston • 973-994-1120 A New York, Jewish-Style Deli & Restaurant offering homestyle cooking.

Il Vicolo Ristorante

Nero’s Grille

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

Pizzetta Enoteca

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

Ritz Diner

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

Thavma Mediterranean Grill

Strip House

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

Lithos Estiatorio

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

6230 Town Center Way, 2nd Fl., Livingston • 973-992-8999 Thavma offers the very best of the Mediterranean by com550 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave, The Westminster Hotel, Livingston bining Greek and Middle Eastern specialties to create an 973-548-0050 unforgettable dining experience. All preparations and cooking are done fresh daily on the premises to give you the freshest With menu items including truffle creamed spinach, prime seafood and grilled meat dishes. Lunch and dinner are served cuts of steak and Grade A beef, an extensive wine list and daily with takeout and limited delivery service for dinner only. decadent desserts, the Strip House is the quintessential steak Call for details. 1 BYO, $MOD, ENT, OD,AM LP, NR, H, MCC, house. SuburbanEssex_November2015:Layout 11/13/15 9:12 Page 1 TO

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MILLBURN Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine

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


407 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair • 973-233-9400 Offering fresh, creative, high-quality sushi and European cuisine.

Bistro 18

18 S. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair • 973-233-0800 Featuring a new American cuisine with European & Asian influences.


NORTH CALDWELL Desi’s Resaurant

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

Uncle Moustache

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

The Wood Pit BBQ

108-110 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair • 973-954-4679 This restaurant adds a southern barbecue flavor to fine gourmet food, specializing in wood smoked ribs, chicken beef and other smoked meats.

11 Bloomfield Avenue, North Caldwell 973-287-6850 Featuring Modern American cuisine. A great place for families and friends to meet for lunch, dinner or happy hour. Live music Friday nights at the bar. Casual and moderately prices. ENT, H, OD, LP, MCC, #MOD, TO, MN

ORANGE Star Tavern

400 High St., Orange • 973-675-3336 A traditional family favorite for delicious, thin crust pizza served in a lively and inviting atmosphere. TO, $IN-$MOD (continued on page 90)

Osteria Giotto

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

Ruthies BBQ & Pizza

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

this holiday season…celebrate with friends & family at lu nello! It is that time of year to plan your holiday event at Lu Nello Restaurant. Whether you are having a small intimate dinner or a large event, Lu Nello can cater to your holiday wishes. We will tailor your seasonal farm to table menu to accommodate your budget and dining desires. We hope you will consider Lu Nello for your holiday event and all your other dining events throughout the year. To book your next event, please contact Lu Nello at 973-837-1660

Tiny Elephant Innovative Northern Italian Cuisine Fine Dining | Private Event Catering | Handsome Bar & Lounge 182 Stevens Ave. • Cedar Grove, NJ • 973-837-1660 •

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, Lunello_MM_TP_5.56x4.986_Final.indd 1

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Rosanne & Frank Oldewurtel

Home of the Handmade Bagel


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.

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We’re So Much More than Bagels! Whether you’re planning a corporate event or family Try Our gathering, let us cater your next holiday. Sandwich Homemade platters, bagel trays with all the toppings and Soups and 3 or 6 ft. subs available for delivery or pick-up. Chili

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199 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair • 973509-8878 T.S. Ma presents a menu that features topnotch Chinese fare that focuses on serving the freshest, healthiest, and most authentic Chinese cuisine available. They only cook with fresh vegetables and cholesterol and trans fat free canola oil. Three-time winner of Best Chinese Restaurant and Best Chinese Take-Out. They feature a warm dining room, as well as a website with online ordering and delivery. They specialize in catering for special occasions. BYO, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

Turtle + The Wolf

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

Veggie Heaven

631 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-783-1088 Specializing in Asian vegetarian dishes.

VERONA Bella Gente Trattoria Ristorante

633 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona 973-239-4416 Provide a casual dining experience as well as a formal dining experience with a beautiful Mediterranean décor.

The Thai Elephant

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“Best Burger in Northern NJ”

622 Valley Road, 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

18 Grove Ave, Verona, NJ 07044 973-559-3033 Serving fresh and authentic Thai food.



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Get Ready for the Holidays! Verona Inn


• Holiday Catering

China Gourmet

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

• Cooking Parties

Gold Winner for Silver Winner for BEST BRUNCH BEST CATERING

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


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


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

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

The Essex House

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

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

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

Voted Best BYO Restaurant in Essex County

THAVMA Chips and Spinach Pie

Highlawn Pavilion

Gennaro’s Cucina

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

PF Market Restaurant

1090 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell PF Market Seafood Market and restaurant offers high quality fresh fish and seafood from Pacific Fish Market in addition to serving freshly prepared dishes in a unique dining environment.

6230 Town Center Way Livingston, 2nd Floor 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 Frenchinfused 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


• Local Delivery Available • Daily Lunch Specials • Weekly Dinner Specials • Catering Available for Special Occassions & Corporate Events Open Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day


“Casual Italian Dining” B OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK BYO Lunch: Tue-Fri 11:30am-3pm Dinner: Tue-Sat 4pm-10pm, Sun: 3pm-9pm

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Kim’s Sushi

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

The Manor

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McLoone’s Boathouse

9 Cherry Lane, West Orange • 862-252-7108 Located within the South Mountain Recreation Complex, on the banks of the reservoir, showcasing spectacular views, they offer American cuisine that appeals to the entire family.

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

SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar

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

TO: Take-out available D: Delivery available 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.

MN: Menu on Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

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Mentors Everywhere


ne of the lessons I’ve learned from martial arts over the years is to beware of a master without a mentor. Even if we outgrow our former mentors, we should always be searching for and learning from others who have real world lessons to share. We need continuous learning from mentors to push us where we think we cannot go. Mentors come in all shapes and sizes, but here are two key attributes that I look for when evaluating advice:


If they’ve never done it successfully, how can they give you practical insights?


This is the foundation of any mentor. Without integrity, their message has flaws and lacks clarity.

During a recent meeting with a local business owner, I learned a great deal about him. I learned of his background and accomplishments through the people with whom he surrounds himself, a personal tour of his business and the materials he had written over many years. There were a lot of great messages and valuable advice that he delivered. Many of those lessons he had learned from his father.

Here are some of those messages that he gave me that I’d like to share with you:

Barry Farber

The Top 5 Life Lessons I Have Learned 1. Treat everyone as an individual, especially those usually passed over as invisible, and you will have access to a world few people see. 2. People outside the United States are not evil just because they have different religions, skin color, customs and languages. Most people are good and want to do good things. 3. Business in the United States is usually done in a very high-level, ethical way. If you treat people well, they will usually do the same for you. 4. Nothing is guaranteed. If you feel entitled in any way, it will blind you to reality and open you up for manipulation by those, like me, who can see and use it. 5. Be thankful every day for what you have and the potential you have to do more. Just living here in the US gives us all an incredible advantage over most people in the world. We are in charge of our lives unless we give away that power to others. -Andrew C. Jacobs President Ideal Jacobs Corporation

Barry Farber consults with corporations, professional athletes and entertainers helping them market their products and gain access to new business. He’s the bestselling author of 12 books translated into 25 foreign languages with over one million copies sold. Barry is a monthly columnist for Inc. Magazine and the co-inventor and marketer of the FoldzFlat® Pen. You can see him on QVC selling out unique and innovative inventions. He’s a featured guest on CNN, Fox, CNBC and hosted over 500 radio and television shows in New York City, Washington and on the Comcast Television Network. He currently hosts “Breakthrough with Barry Farber” with over 1.5 million listeners. Visit him at: or email him at:

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“Winter in Essex County offers many special ways for people of all ages to celebrate the season. Come out and join us at the Zoo, at the Castle and at the Environmental Center.” – JOSEPH N. DIVINCENZO, JR.

Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Invite you to enjoy the:

Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular Essex County Turtle Back Zoo will be transformed into an amazing fantasyland this holiday season! 5-9pm—December 4-6 and December 11 to January 3 Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex Essex County Turtle Back Zoo 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange FREE ADMISSION! For information, please call 973-731-5800 Visitors are asked to help those in need by donating non-perishable food items, new unwrapped toys or gently used winter coats. Sponsored by PSE&G, Covanta Energy, Essex County Parks Foundation and Zoological Society of New Jersey

Holidays at Essex County Kip’s Castle 12noon-4pm • December 1-31

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, and Dec. 24 & 25)

Visit Kip’s Castle during the holiday season for a self-guided tour of the first floor and experience the holidays circa 1928. Free Admission.

Holiday Candlelight Tours

7pm • Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays, December 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17 & 19 Celebrate the season with a guided tour of historic Kip’s Castle during the twilight hours. $5 per person, advance registration required. Space is limited.

Historic Holiday House Tour

Saturday, December 5 & Sunday, December 6 Decorated for the holiday season, historic homes throughout Essex County will open their doors in unison for one spectacular weekend. Visit for locations and more information.

Sustainable Homes and Habitat Gingerbread Contest at the Environmental Center

(All entries must be registered by December 5)

On Display December 9-18, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm & Sat 10am-2pm

Create a unique gingerbread house with natural accents and green building design features.

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