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In the Vicinity News and Happenings From the Area


Calendar of Events 13 The Wanderer 15 Judy Collins & Arlo Guthrie to Perform 29 James Taylor Comes to PNC Art Center

17 Summer Camps 2020 17 Summer Camp Can Help Children Learn New Skills & Meet New Friends 18 Summer Camps & Activities Chart

20 COVER ARTICLE: Cambridge Street Papers 22 Local Exhibits 23 Education Resource Directory 27 Local Gift Guide Shop Local for Valentine’s Day!


31 Health, Beauty, Wellness 31 Affordable & Accessible Acupuncture 32 Treat Your Eyes to a Lush Set of Lashes 32 Join the #OurHearts Movement 33 Healthy Mouths: Back to the Basics

34 Fun Pages 36 Restaurant Guide 38 Diamond Minds Get Over It...Don’t Let Resentments Drag You Down!

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New Film Tells the Story of Montclair Holocaust Survivor


powerful new film An Inconvenient Time: The Story of Ruth Ravina will premiere this month in Livingston. Created, produced, and scored by Denny Klein of Rand, Feuer and Klein, the film tells the story of Montclair resident and Holocaust survivor Ruth Ravina. At two years old in 1939, Ruth’s odyssey began when the Nazis invaded her hometown of Kozienice, Poland. By the time the Russians liberated Poland, Ruth was 8 years old and had experienced countless tragedies and three concentration camps. Hers is a story of survival and triumph. In 2015, the Klein family met Ruth when their twin daughters Evie and Rebecca signed on to the Twin with a Survivor program through the Holocaust Council at Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ for their mitzvah project. The Klein family created this film to ensure that her powerful story could be told for generations to come. The premiere will take place on Sunday, February 2 at 11am at Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in Livingston. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Registration is strongly recommended. Register online at If you have any questions, contact Jamie Carus at or 973-929-3067.

Chatham Author Releases New Book


ore Mischievous in Mendham is the followup to Mischievous in Mendham, an anthology of comical memoirs based on the author’s childhood in Mendham, New Jersey. The Chatham author, Gregory Smith, uses his own experiences to explore growing up not only in his hometown of Mendham but the fabric of the American family in eighteen new stories. Full of wit, warmth, and nostalgia More Mischievous in Mendham will speak to all adults with fond memories of their youth. Using small and ordinary situations, Smith explores the difficult-to-find humor in coming of age. From getting stuck inside his parents’ living room fireplace chimney in an attempt to prove Santa wouldn’t fit, to lassoing the Easter Bunny, to knocking out a military communications base with his homemade ham radio, readers will delight in his experiences and even remember their own, similar moments growing up. In the vein of Garrison Keillor, Smith sheds light on a bygone era and encourages readers to relive it with him.

Gill St. Bernard’s School Earns Environmental Stewardship Recognition


ill St. Bernard’s School was recently recognized by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) for its leadership in Environmental Stewardship. Following an inspection of the campus by officials from the Water Quality Program, the school was sighted for “voluntary and proactive measures taken to improve the environment and foster sustainability.” Specific categories highlighted include: Environmental Purchasing Policy; Outreach Program; Hazardous Materials Reduction; Material Conservation; Process/Operations Energy Use Reduction; Transportation Energy Use Reduction; and Environmental Enhancement Project. “We are honored to be acknowledged by the NJDEP for our school’s efforts in environmental stewardship,” said Sid Rowell, Head of School. “We recognize the short and long-term significance of sustainable practices and, by seeking to improve our environmental performance beyond the minimum requirements, we are teaching our students life lessons about community and the role we all must play in continuously improving it.” Gill St. Bernard’s is an independent pre-kindergarten to grade 12 college preparatory school in Gladstone, New Jersey, and it owns and operates its own sustainable 108-acre farm, Home Winds. For more information, visit


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Seeing Eye® Dog Designated State Dog of New Jersey


overnor Phil Murphy recently signed legislation that officially designates the Seeing Eye® dog as the state dog of New Jersey. All Seeing Eye dogs are born and trained in the Morristown facility before they are placed with people who are blind across the United States and Canada. The Seeing Eye is a pioneer of the guide dog industry, paving the way for acceptance of assistance animals in society and around the globe. “As The Seeing Eye wraps up its 90th anniversary year, we are so honored that the great state of New Jersey has recognized the important role that Seeing Eye® dogs have in the lives of the people who raise, train and own them,” said Seeing Eye President & CEO Glenn Hoagland. “When our non-profit was founded, few people believed dogs could contribute to the health and wellness of humankind in the myriad of ways they do today.” Established in 1929, The Seeing Eye provides specially bred and trained dogs to guide people who are blind. The Seeing Eye is a 501(c)3 non-profit supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, bequests, and other planned gifts. For more information visit or call (973) 539-4425.

New Pre-K Program to Open at Oak Knoll School


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he Spring 2020 North Jersey Woman Expo will be held on Tuesday, May 5 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. This extraordinary event is accepting vendors and sponsor reservations. The event allows vendors to sell products, generate leads, and interact and engage with hundreds of attendees. Limited space available. Call 973-276-1688 to reserve your space or visit for more information.

ak Knoll School of the Holy Child, a Catholic, independent school in Summit, has announced a new, full-day pre-K program to open in the fall of 2020. The Little Acorns Pre-K @ Oak Knoll will engage students to spark their creativity and critical thinking, while fostering spiritual development, independence and self-esteem. “In the tradition of Holy Child founder Cornelia Connelly, the program will encourage independent learning, exploration and self-discovery in an environment of acceptance and trust,” said Oak Knoll Head of School Timothy J. Saburn. Saburn said the program was created to meet the needs of Oak Knoll’s growing families and prepare students entering the school’s kindergarten program. With a curriculum designed to address the unique learning abilities of each child, students will enjoy guided and self-directed learning in literacy, math, culture studies, science and religion. Specialty classes augment the curriculum, providing additional learning opportunities in music, drama, art, physical education, world languages, movement and technology. Independent studies will be facilitated by weekly visits to the library. Students will also have the opportunity to particulate in service activities.

2020 Tricentennial Celebration


he township of New Providence will be celebrating its Tricentennial in 2020, the 300th Anniversary of the arrival of the first settlers. They have put together an incredible team of volunteers who along with the borough will be hosting a year-long celebration to mark and give thanks for their 300 Years of Pioneers!

The single-section program, which includes before- and after-care options, is designed for potty-trained children who will be 4 years old by September 1, 2020.

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2020 Valentine’s Day Date Night


Have you ever wondered about the dating habits of some of the wilder residents of Turtle Back Zoo?

Join the staff for an academic, but cheeky discussion of the “birds and the bees” at the fourth annual Valentine’s Day Date Night. Buffet-style dinner, dessert, one complimentary alcoholic beverage (beer or wine cash bar available) and behind the scenes tour. This is an adult event, over 21 only. 6pm promptly. Staff will be at the main entrance for check in. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800 ext.103.

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Saturday, February 1 Saved by the 90s Dance Party Bringing back the best beats of the 1990s to dance ‘til we can’t dance no more! DJ spins 90s Dance Music from 8-11pm. (followed by an eclectic dance mix until closing 1am) Doors open at 5:3 pm. Must be age 21 or over. Cocktail table seating & bar seating. Full cash bar, beverage service, and lounge food menu available. Experience the inviting atmosphere of the all glass enclosed domed rooftop lounge as you see the stars overhead. The Dome Rooftop Lounge at The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. For additional information, call 973-731-2360.

The Strollers Present “How the World Got Wisdom” Children’s Theater for all ages! A Celebration of African Folklore. Feb.1 & 2, 8, & 2/9 1pm & 3pm. At The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Rd., Maplewood.

Computer Classes

Eating Disorder Support Group

Computer training is available to all women at all levels. Fee applies. February classes are PowerPoint and Intermediate WORD. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave.,Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

The ANAD (The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders) Eating Disorder Support Group is a morning for support, information, and a chance to meet with others choosing to recover from a eating disorder. A concurrent group is conducted for family members and friends who wish to support their loved ones’ recovery. Adolescents are welcome. Free and open to the public. 9:3011am with on-site registration beginning at 9:15am. The Saint Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston. 973-783-2292, #3.

Summer Camp Registration at The Connection Camps run from June 29-Aug 26, for boys and girls ages 3 and up. Classic SummerFun (morning) Specialty Camps (mornings & afternoons) STEM, sports, warrior, gym, acro, gymnastics, theater, travel, digital media and robotics, cooking, dance, fashion, fine arts, cheer and more. Full day/half day, combine and save! Extended hours. Early Bird Pricing Through 4/1. The connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242.

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RISE INSTITUTE: Reaching Into Self-Empowerment Workshops that teach women skills and strategies to improve self-esteem, identify and connect with peers in a supportive environment, and reinforce self-empowerment. All workshops are led by trained facilitators. 973-994-4994.

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Glenridge Antiques Show

The Glen Ridge Antiques Show is proud to present it’s 74th consecutive annual event bringing fine antiques, fresh food and a welcoming spirit to all who attend. As always, proceeds from the show will be donated local charities in Essex County who are in need of help. Luncheon, dinner and refreshments are available. 10am-5pm. The Glen Ridge Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge. 973-743-5596.

Cats A Musical Production The story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make the “Jellicle choice”, deciding which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. Also Feb. 2. Call for times. Dolan Hall, College of Saint Elizabeth, 2 Convent Rd., Morristown.

Career Services This ongoing program is a service of vocational counseling, which holds one-on-one meetings and group workshops designed to help women enter the job market, return to the workplace, or make a career change. Clients may also visit the Career Closet to be outfitted with work appropriate clothing. Please contact NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber Go behind the scenes with Andrew Lloyd Webber in a world-premiere musical featuring stories and songs from his remarkable life and celebrated work. This funny and warm musical portrait showcases music from Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, and more, plus some brand-new material. Runs through March 1. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-3764343.

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College Admissions Workshop Erik Slagle, admissions advisor & test prep coach, will present a workshop for teens & parents to help prepare for the college admissions process. Online registration required via NP Community Pass. 12:30-2pm. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311.

The SWK Home Expo The SWK (Simon Westfall-Kwong) Real Estate Group of Keller Williams is hosting the 2nd annual Home Expo They have partnered with 36 preferred vendors in the areas of home inspection, mortgage lending, electric, plumbing, interior design, landscaping, real estate law, painting and more! Free event to prospective home buyers/sellers in thearea.10:30am. Hilton Short Hills, 41 John F Kennedy Parkway, Short Hills.

Ticket includes: 30-45 minute behind the scenes tour in the Giraffe Barn; meet and greet the Giraffe keeper and admission to the zoo for the day. For 6 years old and over, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No photos permitted. Meet tour staff 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour at the Reptile House. Start time 2pm. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-7315800 ext.103.

LAW (Legal Assistance for Women) Ongoing family law program that provides clients with a confidential consultation by a professional to determine how best to approach a legal concern. Appointments must be scheduled in advance. Fee is $12. Please contact NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. (continued on page 10)

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Benjamin Blackburn Scholarship Lecture

Film Premiere of “An Inconvenient Time: The Story of Ruth Ravina”

Monday, February 3 Monday Morning Yoga Drawing inspiration from the beautiful and serene Van Vleck gardens just outside the window, students will flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. All levels are welcome. Bring your own mat. Registration required. 9:30–10:45am. Also Feb. 10 & 24. To register: email or call 973744-4752 ext. 3. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair.

Join Rob Cardillo, Professional Garden Photographer, as he shares his skills and knowledge of the art of garden photography. Spend the afternoon learning the craft of sweeping landscapes and compelling plant close ups through engaging instructive stories. Now in its 41st year, the Benjamin Blackburn Scholarship is awarded to celebrate Dr. Benjamin Blackburn’s contributions to the Morris County Park Commission. Proceeds benefit the scholarship. 1-3pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. To register, 973-326-7601.

Book donations for Library Book Sale The Chatham Library is accepting donations of gently used books, CDs and DVDs for their annual book sale on March 14. Donations may be left in the rear corridor of the library through February 21. Chatham public Library, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-7283.

Maple Sugaring Demonstrations Experience the fascinating process of maple sugaring from tree to pancake topping. Taste-test different, delicious syrups, including syrup made at the Great Swamp. All Ages. Saturdays & Sundays rain or shine. 1-2pm or 2:30-3:30pm. Great Swamp, Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township. 973-635-6629.

At two years old in 1939, Ruth Ravina’s odyssey began when the Nazis invaded her hometown of Kozienice, Poland. By the time the Russians liberated Poland, Ruth was 8 years old and had experienced countless tragedies and three concentration camps. Hers is a story of survival and triumph. Created, produced, and scored by Denny Klein of North Caldwell. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. 11am. Registration recommended at Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy, 110 South Orange Ave., Livingston. Contact Jamie Carus with questions. 973-929-3067.

Musicals for Lovers Fall in love with the likes of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Nelson Eddy and Jeanette McDonald, and Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. This is a lecture for anyone who has been in love, or anyone in love with musicals. A presentation, by Sam and Candy Caponegro, includes film clips and a discussion. 3pm. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311.

A Winter’s Day on the Farm

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Jane Hurwitz will detail ways to protect the entire life cycle of the butterflies that visit your gardens as well as suggestions for plant selection and creative ideas to make a yard or garden an oasis for butterflies and other creatures. 7:30-9:30pm. Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood.

Drop In Tech Help Come in for free assistance with Nooks, Kindles, Androids, iPads, and iPhone. Learn how to borrow free eBooks, e-audiobooks, movies, music, and more with your Springfield card. Sessions run from 7-8:30 pm each Monday – no appointment necessary. The Springfield Free Public Library, Staff Room, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

Understanding Your Camera I: The Basics

The Big Game Bash


“Basics of Butterfly Gardening” Presentation

Tuesday, February 4

Sunday, February 2 Free popcorn, iced tea & water will be available along with other food and beverages for purchase. The Superbowl Game will be shown using multiple viewing screens in the Great Hall. Wristbands can be purchased at the event for access to the Parlor, which includes an all-you-can-eat buffet and open bar. Kid-priced wristbands will be available. Advance reservation required. Note: A maximum of 4 tickets can be reserved with a single order; VIP tickets must be purchased at the door. 5-11pm. The Woodland, 60 Woodland Rd., Maplewood. the-big-game-bash-tickets-88290570473

Awesome Animal Artists Budding young artists learn about a new native NJ animal each month with indoor and outdoor activities. Each class features a different animal to learn about and draw. Ages 5-9. Adults are welcome to stay and participate. 4pm-5pm. Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township. To register, 973-635-6629.

Join an exciting, outdoor family adventure to experience traditional farm life as it was in the early 20th century. Enjoy an open-air, tractor pulled wagon ride; meet the friendly farm animals; learn the importance of ice harvesting and what tools were used; and stop by the Visitors Center and create your own craft to take home. Warm up in the cozy Farmhouse where seasonal foods are cooking on the wood-burning cook stove. Noon-4pm. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Rd., Morris Township. 973-3267645.

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This class is for beginners to amateur photographers looking to gain a better understanding of the automated modes and features, as well as the manual control and capabilities, of your digital SLR or mirrorless camera. Get instruction on the importance of understanding the fundamentals (such as depth of field, ISO, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, metering, white balance, reading histograms, on camera flashes, lenses) and how they will affect your photos. Students will work with their cameras and apply what they have learned. Also Feb. 5,11am-1pm & 6:30-8:30pm. Unique Photo, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 973-377-2007.

Wednesday, February 5

Parkinson’s Early Onset Support Group A support group for individuals around 60 or younger who have been diagnosed with Early Onset Parkinson’s disease. Support focuses on topics relating to active lifestyle, employment and family. Free; registration required. 6:30pm. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston. 973-322-8195.

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The Joy of Backyard Bird Feeding Join us as Pete Axelrod of Wild Birds Unlimited reviews the how-to’s, providing tips on using bird feeders, water and shelter to attract native birds. Also learn how to discourage the presence of nuisance animals. 5:307pm. Great Swamp, 568 Tempe Wick Rd., Morristown. Register at www. or call 973-5383500.


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PowerPoint Computer Class Pre-requisite: Intro to WORD or WORD experience. Learn to use Microsoft PowerPoint. Find out how to create presentations made up of a series of slides. Be creative and add animation, sound and graphics. Also Feb 18 & 25. 9:30-11:30am. NCJW Essex, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston.

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Art in the Afternoon Animal themes will be the topic of select Winter/Spring 2020 Art in the Afternoon sessions. Learn about art through tours, conversation, and related art projects. This studio-based program is designed for older adults. 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. 2-3:30pm. Refreshments served. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-7465555. Advance online RSVP requested at (continued on page 12)

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Diabetes Self-Management Series

Agamograph Adult Craft Workshop

Topics covered include; diabetes disease process; nutritional management; physical activity; medications; monitoring; prevention; detection; treatment of acute and chronic complications; goal setting and problem solving; and psychosocial adjustment. Both day and evening courses are available. A fee applies and pre-registration is required. 5pm. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston. 973-322-7007.

An agamograph is a type of kinetic art that, when viewed from different angles, reveals a different image. Participants in this workshop will need to bring two pictures of equal size, photographs, pictures taken from a magazine, drawings, or other images that can be cut into strips as required for the agamograph process. All other supplies provided by the library. Free. The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. Register at x 973 376-4930, ext. 229.

Morristown International Folk Dancers Beginners and newcomers welcome. No partners needed. Admission $6. 7:30-11:30pm. Mountain Lakes Community Church, 48 Briarcliff Rd., Mountain Lakes. 973-228-5966.

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“Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover” Book Discussion Tara Westover was 17 when she finally broke away from her survivalist parents and set foot in a classroom for the first time. Read about her childhood in the mountains of Idaho and how she overcame the isolation and violence of her early years to earn a PhD in history at Cambridge University. Refreshments are served. Free. 7pm.To reserve a copy of the book call 973-376-4930 x228. The Springfield Free Public Library, Staff Room, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield.

Stand-Up Comedy Night

Brrr…it’s cold outside! Discover the ways plants and animals keep themselves warm throughout the winter. Read a cozy story, and remember to bundle up for a chilly walk. Ages 2-5 with an Adult. 10-11am or 1-2pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. To register, 973-326-7601.

Home Selling/ Prep/ Staging Workshop Learn tips from NJ’s realtors Sue Adler and Laurie Silver-Corsello; ask about staging to get top dollar; which repairs to make in advance; when to sell as-is. A must attend event if selling your home. Open to all residents. Millburn Free Public Library, 200 Glen Ave., Millburn. 973-376-1006.

Thursday, February 6

Ladies’ Night

Come eat, drink and laugh! Buying tickets online is advised, as seating is limited and pre-purchased tickets will be given priority seating. Contains some adult content. 8-10pm. Scotty’s Pub and Comedy Cove, 595 Morris Ave., Springfield Township.

Friday, February 7 Valentine’s Day Extravaganza Talented Folk Project members perform songs, poems, and maybe dances. All celebrating the joys and woes of love in all its grandeur, foolishness, heartbreak, and comedy. Audience-composed “Messages from the Heart” and delicious desserts make this a terrific community evening of music and fun. $12 admission price, includes refreshments. 7:30pm. Snowdate Feb. 14. The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown.

Saturday, February 8

This one’s for the ladies. Make it a GNO (girls night out) or come out and find someone to dance with. Taking requests all night long with a mix of old school and new school dance hits. Doors Open 5:30pm. DJ from 8pm-1am. Must be age 21 or over. Cocktail table seating & bar seating. Full cash bar, beverage service, and lounge food menu available. Experience the inviting atmosphere of the all glass enclosed domed rooftop lounge as you see the stars overhead. The Dome Rooftop Lounge at The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. For additional information, call 973-731-2360.

Seth Boyden Beer Garden This fundraiser is for a great cause - The Seth Boyden Elementary School. DJ, dancing, plentiful food & drink, a raffle and a silent auction full of amazing items and experiences to bid on. Email for ticket seating options. 7-10:30pm. The Woodland, 60 Woodland Rd., Maplewood. Email at to reserve a table.

“Lucky In Love” A Valenetines Concert Enjoy hearing local and NYC professional performers sing some of the most heartwarming tunes of love of all time accompanied by a live orchestra! 8pm. Madison Community Arts Center, 10 Kings Rd., Madison.1

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Book Group Join the book group’s discussion of “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah. Books are available to pick up at the front desk one month prior to the discussion. Everyone is welcome. 7:30-8:30pm. New Providence Memorial Library, Coddington room, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311.

FREE Tax Assistance Free tax counseling and preparation for middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special attention to those who are 60 years of age and older. Thursdays through April 9, 9am-Noon. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5502.


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The Turtle Back Zoo Pangolin Breakfast is a morning education program that features the highly endangered pangolin as its educational focus. Ticket includes: hot breakfast; education program; up-close introductions to some ambassador animals; behind the scenes visit to a TBZ exhibit; admission to the zoo for the day. ages 10 and up only, must be accompanied by an adult. 8:30-10am. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800 ext.103.

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This fast paced funny and amazing magic show explores the mysteries and history of Magic. Many of the hero’s of the world of magic are introduced and their famous illusions are demonstrated. These tricks and many others are guaranteed to amaze and amuse both children and adults alike. 11am & 1:30pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

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ion. One name set the standard of cool for a generation. An Italian-American kid from the Bronx, Dion DiMucci skyrocketed to fame as a teenage heartthrob in the 1950s and early ’60s with hits like “Runaround Sue,” “Teenager in Love” and “I Wonder Why.” Now, his extraordinary journey comes to the stage in a moving and intimate new musical about a life lived in the glow of the spotlight and in the shadow of addiction. THE WANDERER is the riveting true story of New York’s rebel king, the man Bruce Springsteen calls “the link between Frank Sinatra and rock-a-roll. Based on the life and music of Dion.

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Broadway Boot Camp Auditions!

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Sunday, February 9 One Singular Night: Music of Gershwin and Hamlisch American pianist Thomas Pandolfi is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. 2pm. Madison Community Arts Center, 0 Kings Rd., Madison. Tickets are available at

Professional, personalized training in singing, dancing, TV acting, comedy, song interp., stage combat, auditioning, make up and more. Meet and study with agents and B’way personalities. Camp Dates: July 6thJuly 25th. Final show in NYC! Audition Dates: 2/1, 2/8 & 2/9, 2/15, 2/22. Call Randy at 973-868-6259 to schedule an appointment.

“The Sweet Talkers” Perform The Sweet Talkers (formerly known as Under Pressure) is a fresh and eclectic party band that has been shakin’ booties and stealin’ hearts across multiple dance floors for the past 10 years. 10pm. Horseshoe Tavern, 36 Speedwell Ave., Morristown.

Comedy Night with Joseph Anthony Don’t miss a hilarious night of comedy with Joseph Anthony. Featuring Morris Plains local Andy Glaser and hosted by RoRo Antonuccio! 9 -11pm. The Dojo Of Comedy, 231 Speedwell Ave., Morris Plains.

Enjoy a sweet adventure by participating in chocolate inspired activities: Showcase of chocolate - vendors will be on hand to present their treats in the Museum Court; presentations about Chocolate - learn more about what makes chocolate tick. Craft Making - children will create a Valentine’s day-inspired craft for someone special. “Touch the Music” with Claudia Lemmerz - a hands-on exploration of different musical instruments. 11am-4pm. Mystery and History of Magic. Purchase tickets online or Box Office at 973-971-3706. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

Family Yoga Welcome to our Family Yoga Class, where you’ll share and enjoy an adventure of calming breath, fun asanas/ poses, and gentle stretches with your nearest and dearest in a friendly, go-with-the-flow atmosphere. For ages 5 and up. 11am-Noon. Advanced registration required; call 973-228-8776. Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland.

The Joy of Backyard Bird Feeding

As it is easy to attract up to 32 different species of native birds to a backyard, bird feeding will provide hours of entertainment for everyone in the family. Pete Axelrod from Wild Birds Unlimited will familiarize participants with how to use bird foods, bird feeders, water and shelter to attract the widest variety of birds and give tips on making your backyards bird friendly. 1-3pm. Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-273-8787.

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Tu BiShvat Hikes

All are welcome to come celebrate the Jewish new year for trees! Enjoy a guided hike through the woods and learn all about trees. Hikes depart at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills. 973-376-3587.

Live Jazz Celebrating Black History Month Originally from Chicago, James Austin, Jr. is an accomplished pianist and bandleader. He honed his craft under the tutelage of a number of legendary musicians. He recently served as pianist and arranger for two star-studded concerts at Carnegie Hall. The group includes Ben Rubens on bass and Reggie Quinerly on drums. 2pm. The Springfield Free Public Library, Donald B. Palmer Museum, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield.

Dog and Family Hike

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Wednesday, February 12

Valentine’s Concert

I Heart Cosmos & Tinis Valentine Tasting From a classic cosmo to a dill pickle martini, sample eight different cosmo and martini drinks that are sure to amuse. Enjoy a variety of treats that compliment these tasty cocktails. Play along with the pub-style quiz and you may take home one of several delightful Valentine’s Day prizes while learning a little more about the Great Swamp. Great Swamp, Headquarters, 568 Tempe Wick Rd., Morristown. Register at or call 973-538-3500.

Jazz legends Dan Levinson and Molly Ryan share their love for jazz. Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day-themed concert. 7:30-9pm. Bickford Theatre at Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

NJ Animals from Past to Present Explore the animals that roamed New Jersey 200 years ago and today. This month: Raccoon! 1-1:45pm. $10 per class. Ages 3-5. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982. Pre-register at

Kidney Transplant Support Series

“Together: a Journey for Survival”

Featuring ten amazing artists singing selections from Broadway and musical theater composers that highlight the complexities of all sorts of relationships, including with oneself. Performance will benefit Partners for Women and Justice. 7:30pm. Montclair Social Club, 499 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. 973-4364200.

Games and Gardens: Family Garden Game Day Play Garden-opoly, Plant Scrabble, life-sized chess, and Garden Bingo challenge to win prizes. Enjoy popcorn, hot cocoa, and seasonal snacks. 1pm-4pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7601.


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Hearts and Flowers Create a Valentine’s Day floral arrangement perfect for giving or sharing. Ages 6-12. 4-5pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. To register, 973-326-7601.

Norman Bluhm: Metamorphosis

Tuesday, February 11

Grab your family and a leash, and c’mon out to the CMA (the river/stream site, maintained by the Great Swamp Watershed Association, has the name “CMA”) for a much-needed, mid-winter hike. We only ask that you play nice with other dogs, remain on your leash for the full hike, and ask your humans to bring you some water and pet waste bags. There is a limit of 15 pups (but no limit on the number of humans) so shake a leg and register today! Free for GSWA members, non-members: suggested donation. 1-3pm. Great Swamp Watershed Association, 91 Tiger Lily Ln., Morristown. Register at or call 973-538-3500.

Author Ann Arnold and her father, Holocaust survivor Mark Schonwetter, share their family’s journey through Poland’s countryside, escaping Nazi persecution as World War II thundered around them. A book signing will follow. 3pm. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908665-0311.

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The Kidney Transplant Support Series is an opportunity for kidney transplant patients and their loved ones to meet one another to discuss topics related to kidney transplant. Lectures and discussion topics include medication issues, diabetes management, high blood pressure, diet and exercise and lifestyle changes. 11am-12pm. Saint Barnabas Medical Center Post-Transplant Clinic Waiting Room, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., 3rd Floor, East Wing, Livingston. Free; registration required

Love is Love is Love: A Broadway Cabaret for Valentine’s Day

Modern Calligraphy with Addy & Bloom Learn the art of Modern Calligraphy (dipped pen and ink). In this class you will learn the basic strokes, your upper and lower case alphabet, and how to connect your letters. The class includes Addy and Bloom’s Modern Calligraphy Workbook, ink, pen, 2 Nikko G Nibs, and guided instruction by Stephanie Addyson of Addy and Blooom. 6:30-8:30pm. Green Point Juicery: Organic Juice Bar, 28 Speedwell Ave., Morristown.

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With works dating from 1947-1998, this will be the first monographic survey of Norman Bluhm’s career, bringing together 17 large-scale paintings on canvas and 25 works on paper from the artist’s estate and from distinguished public and private collections. Bluhm combined vigorous and expressive brushwork with a lavish sense of color and formal experimentation on a grand scale. Runs through May 3. Newark Museum of Art, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973596-6550.

Friday, February 14 BINGO Fundraiser It’s another 2nd Friday BINGO. Snacks and beverages available for purchase, and you are welcome to bring your own food. No alcohol is permitted and you must be 18 years old to play. Entrance fee (with sheets for ten games) is $20; first number is called at 7pm. The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 36 Gould Street, Verona. (continued on page 16)


Judy Collins & Arlo Guthrie to Perform Two of folk music’s most celebrated icons share the stage for an unforgettable evening. For more than 50 years, Judy Collins has thrilled audiences with her unique blend of interpretive folk and contemporary songs from the 60’s to the present. Collins is as creatively vigorous as ever, writing, touring worldwide, and nurturing fresh talent. She is a modern-day Renaissance woman who is also an accomplished painter, filmmaker, record label head, musical mentor, and an in-demand keynote speaker for mental health and suicide prevention. Arlo Guthrie’s timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs carry on his families’ legacy as both a singer-songwriter and social commentator. Guthrie’s Alice’s Restaurant has become an anti-establishment anthem and an essential part of the Thanksgiving holiday season, still broadcast widely across radio stations.

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Owls & Lions Perform

“The Sunshine Boys” Production Al and Willie as “Lewis and Clark” were top-billed vaudevillians for over forty years. Now they aren’t even speaking. When CBS requests them for a “History of Comedy” retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries, and laughs. Runs through March 1. Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

Saturday, February 15 Celebrating 20 Years of Girls on the Run

Hearth Cookery for Adults With 20 program sites in Essex County, the organization offers its Girls on the Run program to 3rd-5th graders and its Heart and Sole program to 6th-8th graders. Each 10-week season encourages girls to recognize their individual strengths and celebrate connections with others. Physical activity is woven into the program to inspire an appreciation for fitness and healthy habits, practicing gratitude, and managing emotions. At the end of the program, girls participate in a 5K, which provides a sense of accomplishment. The organization will also host a special Remarkable Breakfast event. Mayfair Farms in West Orange on April 29th. Registration for the spring season opens February 15th. For more information and to enroll, visit

“Owls & Lions” is an Acoustic Guitar/Violin, Singer/ Songwriter Duo comprised of songbirds Jay Della Valle & Nicole DeLoi. They perform a refreshing arsenal of cover songs (Pop, Rock, Folk, Country, Retro, & Classical) as well as heartfelt original music in a most refreshing and heartwarming fashion. The venue is a chic, cozy speakeasy-style bar for ages 23 & up, hidden behind a laundromat-style entrance. 7pm. The Laundromat, 4 Dehart St., Morristown.

Ms. Lauryn Hill Performs Ms. Lauryn Hill’s prolific rhymes catapulted her into the public eye as a member of the Fugees & as a solo artist with her debut “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” 7pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

Valentines Day Date Night

Try your hand cooking on a hearth the way your ancestors did at the Montclair History Center’s Hearth Cooking in the Crane Kitchen. You learn how to manage the fire, use a “spider,” and bake in a Dutch oven. The class will work together to create a three-course meal, then sit together to enjoy it. Classes take place in the hearth kitchen at the Crane House and Historic YWCA. Includes all supplies. Fee applies. 973-7441796. Register at

“The Scottsboro Boys” Musical Production

Treat you and your date to a night to remember. Keep things steamy by learning to play with 2,100 degrees molten glass together. Participants will each make a special keepsake such as a flower, heart or other unique treasure to commemorate the night. A special gift will be given to each couple to celebrate the holiday. Light appetizers will be served along with a complimentary glass of champagne. You will be working with other couples. 6:30-8:30pm. Morris County School of Glass, 89 Whippany Rd., Morristown. 973734-0900.

In 1931, nine black boys were ripped from a train in Alabama and accused of rape by two white women. Hauled to jail without a shred of actual evidence against them. Embrace their story in this new musical by Progressive Theater and the Community Coalition on Race. February 14th-16th, 8pm. February 15th, 2pm. The Burgdorff Center For Performing Arts, 10 Durand Rd., Maplewood. For tickets please visit

Valentine’s Day Party There will be cocktails, social dancing, line dances, student spotlights and more! All Guests are welcome. Attire is dressy-casual. Treat yourself this year, or bring your sweetheart, and meet at Fred Astaire Upper Montclair, 414 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. RSVP at 973-783-8999 by February 10.

Beyond the Potted Palm: Victorians and Their Houseplants Learn about the plants that populated Victorian parlors, how to care for them, and the simple ways to bring a Victorian touch to “plantscaping” your home. Garden writer and historian Lesley Parness brings this illustrated lecture. Please meet at the reception area. Pre-registration and payment is required by February 12. 10-11:30am. Park Commission Headquarters, North Branch Park, Bridgewater. 908-722-1200 ext. 5721.

Build a Birdhouse Workshop Build a home that encourages breeding birds and other wildlife to take residence. Putting out your bird house now creates a good chance of having a nesting pair of songbirds in your garden by spring. For adults and children ages 10 and older accompanied by an adult. 11am-12:30pm. Registration is required; call 973-228-8776. Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland. Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland.

Margaret Roach Nonstop Plants; A Garden for 365 Days Margaret Roach has worked for more than 25 years to make her garden in the Hudson Valley-Berkshires area a visual treat every day of the year. Meet the plants and the philosophy that make it happen, delivered with a dose of “horticultural how-to and woowoo.” 2-3:30pm. Snow date Feb. 22. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7601. (continued on page 27)


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Summer Camps 2020

Summer Camp Can Help Children Learn New Skills & Meet New Friends


hile at camp, children stay active physically and learn new things. They participate in activities that can include sports, theater, science, dance, academics, STEM, and more; all the while experiencing new learning adventures. Most camps offer diverse outdoor adventures that ensure children are active such as running, jumping, swimming, rowing, hiking and horseback riding. They can come away from camp with a new hobby or life passion they might not otherwise have found.

Your Search is Over… Fun & Exploration in Science, STEM, Theater, Art, Sports & Games

Summer Excitement Experience June 29 - July 24 For Above Average Students in Grades 1-8 Choose 2 or 4 Weeks of Day Camp from 2 Campuses: Mountain Lakes: Community Church Summit: Oratory Prep

Celebrating 26 Years! Call for our open house dates Children learn independence while attending a summer camp. They practice making decisions for themselves without parents and teachers guiding them. They gain freedom to move in new directions by managing their daily activity choices in a safe, comfortable and happy environment.

Summer camp introduces children to new life-long friends. Camp is a place children can be who they are, a place away from the pressures of school and trying to fit in because most camp activities are group activities where no one is excluded—singing, playing, taking and laughing.


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Where High-Quality & Beauty NEVER Go Out of Style Photos by Dan Epstein


osting or attending an event? Located in the heart of Madison, Cambridge Street Papers offers customers an array of wedding invitations, custom stationery and custom gifts for all occasions. “We feel like a family and think of the shop as a second home. It’s a special place, and we hope to convey that to our customers,” states owner Nina Cardwell. “What makes us special is that we really aim to become a partner with our brides or anyone who comes into the shop.” In the world of electronic communication, Nina states, “I don’t want people to lose sight of the fact that a handwritten note or printed invitation is a special keepsake.”

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Customers can browse through a variety of invitations that can be customized to fit their own personal style. In addition, the shop offers a wide assortment of boxed or custom stationery as well as letterpress greeting cards for all occasions. The shop carries a variety of hostess, birthday, wedding and all occasion gifts. And, for those seeking baby gifts, their Cambridge Babies collection has recently been expanded. For an even more personalized touch, certain gifts can be monogrammed—adding a name, date, or even a favorite quote! Gift wrapping is also available. “We are not just surviving but thriving at a time when more and more people are turning to online shopping. That speaks

volumes to our supportive community and the level of customer service we provide,” states Nina. In business for 13 years, Nina started working for the stationery and gift shop when it moved to Madison in 2012. When the original owner decided to sell in 2016, Nina bought the shop and has continued to carry on its reputation for excellence. Nina as well as her staff Gretchen, Ashley and Penny all live in Madison, making the shop truly a local establishment.

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Local Exhibits Everyday People: Mel Leipzig’s Figurative Realism

New Jersey-based artist Mel Leipzig is heralded as one of today’s finest figurative realist painters. His subjects—family, friends, acquaintances, and fellow artists—occupy self-constructed places of identity, such as home or work, in subtle psychological portraits that place an equal importance on the setting. Runs through April. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-9713700.

New Exhibit Working the Land: Life, Family, and Change in the Early 1800s NJ is the new interactive, permanent exhibit tells the story of the people who lived in New Jersey during the mid-1800s. Using modern technology, the exhibit encourages the visitor to explore the different tools and strategies that helped the people of the time meet the challenges of working the land. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982. www.

The Ties that Bind: How Race Relations Shaped Morris County and New Jersey, 1688-2018 In honor of Black History Month this exhibition explores over 300 years of race relations between blacks and whites in Morris County and greater New Jersey. This series of panels traces the “ties” that inextricably link black and white residents together through periods of conflict and cooperation on issues such as slavery, civil rights, religion, education, and housing. Runs through March 29. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

“Good Works 2020” Art Exhibit An exhibition celebrating the volunteer artist members who generously donate their time and talent to SMI. The exhibit will be on view through February 21. Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. 862-500-1447.

Jerry Winick’s photorealistic pencil drawings will be on display through March. Roseland Library’s community room, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

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Fire Museum: Interactive Gallery Exhibit

Warmest Winter Fashions, 1860-1900 Designed to complement the 30 garments already on display, this exhibit highlights nearly two dozen cold weather garments worn by adults and children, including coats, muffs, and capes. Runs through March 3. Morris County Historical Society, 68 Lafayette Ave., Morristown. 973-267-3465.

Experience the idyllic vignettes created by photographer Rob Cardillo. Rob has been the sole photographer for fifteen books. His work is seen in Country Gardens, Garden Design, Gardens Illustrated and The New York Times. 9am-4:30pm. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township.

“The Structure” Exhibit The Structure exhibit, curated by Ray Yaros, is a series of 68 photographs made by 19 New Jersey Photography Forum members. Their challenge as defined in the dictionary was to create images that focus on an arrangement and organization of interrelated elements in a material object or system. Runs through April 4. Overlook Auxiliary Gallery, Overlook Hospital 5th Floor, 99 Beauvoir Ave., Summit.


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“Fire Escapes: Danger & Survival” is an exciting and important new initiative to teach fire safety and prevention to thousands of children and families from throughout Newark and surrounding communities. Highlights include a real modified fire truck cab that children can climb on and explore, a demonstration area with fire gear, clothing and equipment that children can try on, and a “Hazard House” featuring special effects and interactive devices to provide a simulated experience for locating fire dangers within the home and safely escaping without harm. The Newark Museum of Art, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

Exhibit by Portrait Artist Oscar Peterson This is the Gallery’s Black History Month Exhibition which focuses on exhibiting art by a nationally and internationally acclaimed African-American artist. Runs through March 8, artist reception is February 9, 2-5pm. 1978 Gallery, 1978 Springfield Ave., Maplewood.

Education Resource Directory Banyan Elementary School 12 Hollywood Avenue 973-439-1919 Director & Principal: Wendy McNeill Email: Assistant Principal: Patricia WaltersDiGiaimo Email: Age Groups: Kindergarten–8th Grade

Banyan High School 471 Main Street, Little Falls 973-785-1919 Principal: Marguerite Freeman Email: Age Groups: 9th–12th Grade and LIFE Academy: 18-to-21 (Learning Independence. Fostering Empowerment.) Banyan School is private, non-profit, state-approved school for students with significant, language-based learning disabilities. Their dedicated faculty is trained in a variety of research-based,

multi-sensory teaching techniques and strategies, including the Wilson Reading System®. With small classes, individualized attention and integrated assistive technology, they are committed to establishing the foundation students need for learning while fostering social and interpersonal skills.

Chatham Day School 700 Shunpike Road, Chatham 973-410-0400 ext. 15 www.chathamdayschool. org Contact: Kellen Kent, Director of Admission & Financial Aid Email: Age Groups: Preschool 2s–Grade 8 Chatham Day School celebrates and values each child as a unique learner with extraordinary potential. They offer an academically ambitious program that promotes intellectual achievement and emotional growth in a diverse and nurturing environment.

The Craig School 10 Tower Hill Road, Mt Lakes 973-334-1295 Contact: Nicole Moon Email: Age Groups: Grades 2-8

The Craig High School 310 Lathrop Street, Boonton 973-334-1234 Contact: Nicole Moon Email: Age Groups: Grades 9-12 The mission of the Craig School is to provide to students a strategy-based, comprehensive and challenging school experience that acknowledges their learning disabilities, builds on their aptitudes, and strengthens their self-awareness and selfesteem. They help parents assess their child’s true potential and understand the nature of learning disabilities, and provide families an internal support network within the Craig community. (continued on page 24)

Strong Minds, Humble Hearts Catholic, independent school in Summit, NJ | Coed: Pre-K to 6; All-Girls: 7-12 | February 2020 23

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Delbarton School 230 Mendham Road, Morristown | 973-538-3231 Contact: Dr. David Donovan Email: Age Groups: Boys grades 7-12 Delbarton is an independent Benedictine Catholic day school for young men in grades 7-12. The School offers enriched programs in grades 7 and 8 and AP courses in all departments on its 200acre campus. Delbarton distributes over $3.5 million in financial aid (average grant is approximately $27,000) to boys from diverse backgrounds. Admission includes entrance exam, visitation and interview.

Far Hills Country Day School 697 US-202, Far Hills | 908-766-0622 Contact: Rachel Yu, Director of Admission & Financial Aid Email: Age Groups: Preschool–Grade 8 They believe academic excellence and character development are nurtured, strengthened and sustained by a learning experience that intentionally engages the different backgrounds, perspectives and ideas of our community and world. They encourage all to apply!

Gill St. Bernard’s School PO Box 604, St. Bernard’s Road, Gladstone Contact: Meredith Marks, Director of Advancement 908-234-1611 ext. 210 Email: Age Groups: Preschool-Grade 12 All-School Tours: Feb. 4 at 9am; April 25 at 1pm Spring Preview: April 16 at 9am Providing a balanced, diverse and secure community that prepares students academically, socially and ethically for college and a meaningful life.

The Hudson School 601 Park Ave, Hoboken | 201-659-8335 Contact: Harriet Fitzpatrick (Admissions Director) Email: Age Groups: Grades 5-12 Open House Date: March 12, 6-8pm The Hudson School provides intellectually inquisitive students in grades 5-12 with a rigorous and relevant college-preparatory education that inspires independent thinking and intellectual risk-taking. Their goal is to develop compassionate, responsible, principled citizens who are socially conscious and committed to lifelong learning and service.

“At MBS, we know and nurture each student as an individual.” INFORMATION SESSION Grades 6-12 • April 15 • 9:00 AM For more information:

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Huntington Learning Center Livingston | Springfield | Verona 1-800-CAN-LEARN Huntington Learning Center is the premier tutoring and test prep provider for kindergarten to 12th grades. Founded in 1977, its mission is to give every student the best education possible. The company prides itself on personalized attention and proven results with individualized programs taught by certified teachers at accredited centers.

The Language Institute 175 Fairfield Avenue, Suite 2C, West Caldwell 973-228-1843 Contact: Phyllis Ignozza Age Groups: Children ages 6 and up, middle/high school/college level students and adults A full service language school for adults and children. Their state certified teachers

will help your middle, high school or college age child succeed with expert remedial or enrichment tutoring. For travel, work or personal interest, adult language learners will find a program to meet their needs, busy schedules and budget to reach their language learning goals.

Morristown-Beard School 70 Whippany Road, Morristown 973-539-3032 Contact: Rob Mitchell, Director of Enrollment Management; Meg Ahern, Director of Admission and Financial Aid Email:Â Age Groups: Middle School grades 6-8; Upper School grades 9-12 Information Session: April 15, 9am (Grades 6-12) Within a culture of support and collaboration, Morristown-Beard School students discover and develop their individual pathways to academic success

and personal fulfillment while becoming enlightened, morally responsible citizens of the world.

Mount St. Dominic Academy 3 Ryerson Ave, Caldwell 973-226-0660 ext. 1122 Contact: Cathy Bolger Email: Age Groups: Girls 14-18 Mount St. Dominic Academy is a college preparatory school for young women. The Mount remains rooted in the Dominican traditions of their history and dedicated to the modern realization of their mission: to help their students discover their gifts and talents, with the expectation that they will use them to make the world a better place.

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r e v o c s Di Imagine what a GSB education could do for your child. Tuesday, February 4

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Newark Academy 91 South Orange Avenue, Livingston 973-992-7000 Contact: Keith Fischer, Director of Admission & Enrollment Management Email: Age Groups: Grades 6-12 Founded in 1774, Newark Academy has a rich history as an independent, coeducational school, for grades 6-12, located on a beautiful 68-acre campus in northern New Jersey. The mission of Newark Academy is to “contribute to the world engaged individuals instilled with a passion for learning, a standard of excellence, and a generosity of spirit.”

Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child 44 Blackburn Road, Summit 908-522-8109 Contact: Suzanne Kimm Lewis Email: Age Groups: Grades PreK-6 (boys and girls); Grades 7-12 (all girls) Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit, NJ, JudeoChristian in heritage, Roman Catholic in teaching and worship, prepares students to make an impact on society. Their graduates think globally, act morally and lead with conviction and make the world a better place.


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901 Route 10 East, Whippany 973-500-6480 Admissions Director: Meredith Fisher Email: Age Groups: 2nd–12th Open House Dates: February 11 at 9:30am, March 5 at 7pm, or March 26 at 9:30am. To attend visit Winston Prep is a highly individualized and responsive setting for students in grades 2-12 with specific learning differences, including language processing disorders such as dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities such as Asperger’s, and executive functioning difficulties such as ADHD.

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Sunday, February 16 “Small Island” Theater Production Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel “Small Island” comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. “Small Island” embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury. The play follows three intricately connected stories. 2-5:20pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. For tickets call 973-9713706.

Insider Highlights: Wild at Art Themed Tours Discover the best of the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions on a tour with a knowledgeable and engaging docent. 3rd Sunday of the month, 2pm. Free with admission. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973746-5555. Advance online RSVP requested at

Classic Maplewood Profiles: Composers of African Descent

President’s Day Drop-In Crafts

Very special guest, Prof. Richard Alston, concert pianist and Maplewood resident, will be joined by acclaimed musicians to perform his own pieces as well as beloved spirituals. 4-8pm. The Burgdorff Center For Performing Arts, 10 Durand Rd., Maplewood. For tickets please visit

Monday, February 17

Have fun exploring the newest exhibit, “Surveying the New Jersey Landscape.” Young visitors can discover mapping techniques, sketch a landscape or create their own state symbol of New Jersey. Lots of fun activities! Drop-in all day between 11am–3:30pm. $5 per participant. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982. Pre-register at

Tuesday, February 18

Winter Mini Camp Children will enjoy some fun in the snow while learning about some of the curiosities of the winter season. Please bring a snack and lunch, and dress for the outdoors. Pre-registration, health forms, and membership are required. Register per day or for the whole week. Turtle Tots (3 years olds-K) 9am12:30pm. Campers must be three by September 1st 12019 and be able to use the bathroom alone. Through Feb. 21. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills. 973-376-3587.

Parent/Child Yoga In addition to Yoga poses, gradual stretching, and correct breathing, an emphasis is placed on the children seeing the beauty in themselves and in others through effective, fun Yoga activities. Please bring a yoga mat. Free, space is limited to 24 people. Please RSVP to Adults with children ages 8-12. 6:30 -7:30pm. Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Rd., Basking Ridge, 908 722-1200 ext. 5226. (continued on page 28)

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Thursday, February 20

2020 Valentine’s Day Date Night

Access-ABILITY Art Exhibition Join the opening reception of a visual art exhibition that showcases the talents of children and adults in the community who live and thrive with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities. All are invited to the opening reception to meet the artists and celebrate their talents in painting, sculpture, photography, and design. Free. Light refreshments are included. 6-8pm. The exhibition is on view through February 23. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights, Morristown.

Friday, February 21 Paella: A Night in Barcelona Enjoy this hands on Culinary experience and explore the cuisine of Spain by making a traditional seafood Paella that would do Spaniards proud. Registration required. Fee applies. 6pm. Montclair Culinary Academy, 550 Valley Rd., Upper Montclair. 973-744-0500 x2224.

Disco Dance Party Shimmery, flaired, flowy, or just plain funky--put on your dancing pants and enjoy the best dancing songs of the 70s. Doors Open 5:30pm. DJ from 8pm-1am. Must be age 21 or over. Cocktail table seating & bar seating. Full cash bar, beverage service, and lounge food menu available. Experience the inviting atmosphere of the all glass enclosed domed rooftop lounge as you see the stars overhead. The Dome Rooftop Lounge at The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. For additional information, call 973-731-2360.

Saturday, February 22 Intro to Lightroom

Beer & Pizza Pub Quiz

Have you ever wondered about the dating habits of some of the wilder residents of Turtle Back Zoo? Join the staff for an academic, but cheeky discussion of the “birds and the bees” at the fourth annual Valentine’s Day Date Night. Buffet-style dinner, dessert, one complimentary alcoholic beverage (beer or wine cash bar available) and behind the scenes tour. This is an adult event, over 21 only. 6pm promptly. Staff will be at the main entrance for check in. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800 ext.103.

Get Ready To Dance To The Divas! Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy “Divas: A Dance Party”, featuring live music from Joe McGinty & the Loser’s Lounge, New York City’s premier interpreters of modern song, with special performances from Patrick Wilson, Warren Zanes, and other special guests! This party will celebrate the magic of pop divas from Aretha Franklin to Madonna, Donna Summer to Lizzo and beyond. 8pm. Wellmont Theater, 50 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

Maple Sugaring Learn the history of, and enjoy a hands-on experience of the centuries old maple sugaring process. Program is held outdoors at the sugar shack. Saturdays: 10am, Noon, and 2pm. Sundays: Noon and 2pm. Runs through March 15. Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Rd., Basking Ridge. 908 722-1200 ext. 5002.

Who’s Been Here? Trail Walk By following a photographic workflow, you’ll first learn how to import digital photos into Lightroom. From there, you’ll learn different ways to manage your photos, make one-click adjustments, and then to making more advanced adjustments using the controls that Lightroom offers. You’ll also experiment with Lightroom’s non-destructive environment by enhancing a variety of photos by working within Lightroom’s Library and Develop modules. 11am3pm. Unique Photo Fairfield, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 973-377-2007.

Broadway Boot Camp Auditions! Professional, personalized training in singing, dancing,TV acting, comedy, song interp., stage combat, auditioning, make up and more. Meet and study with agents and B’way personalities. Camp Dates: July 6thJuly 25th. Final show in NYC! Audition Dates: 2/1, 2/8 & 2/9, 2/15, 2/22. Call Randy at 973-868-6259 to schedule an appointment.


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Join one of the environmental educators and take to the trails in search of animal signs.Investigate and track the animals that visit the Arboretum in the winter. Registration is required. Families with children ages 4 and up. 10-11:30am. Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-273-8787.

Latin Music & Dance Party Dance to the rhythms of the rich variety of upbeat Latin music. Enjoy featured cocktails and our gastro-lounge food menu. Latin DJ Dance Music from 8-11pm. (followed by an eclectic DJ dance mix until 1 a.m.) Free admission. Must be age 21 or over. Must be age 21 or over. Cocktail table seating & bar seating. Full cash bar, beverage service, and lounge food menu available. Experience the inviting atmosphere of the all glass enclosed domed rooftop lounge as you see the stars overhead. The Dome Rooftop Lounge at The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. For additional information, call 973-731-2360.

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Enjoy hot pizza, cold beer, Jeopardy-style questions, and lots of laughs. Play for prizes and bragging rights. Gather up to three of your smartest friends and brush up on your water quality and enviro facts. Entry fee: $15 per person covers your food, 2 beers, and quiz participation. Ages 10 and older are welcome. Teams must have at least 1 member who’s 18 or older to compete; maximum team size: 4 people. Great Swamp, Headquarters, 568 Tempe Wick Rd., Morristown. Register at or call 973-538-3500.

John and Abigail Adams: A Love Story, Presentation Abigail and John Adams were married for 54 years and shared a love of country, politics and intellectual pursuits. Their letters to each other give a clear picture of what life was like during the American Revolution. Glenn LeBoeuf will discuss Abigail and John Adams and their roles as president and first lady and how important they were to the birth of the nation. Presented by Chatham Township Historical Society. Public is welcome. 2pm. Chatham Township Municipal Building, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham Township. 973-635-4911.

“We Got Love” Music and Dance Performances From Bollywood to Ballroom the dancers at Mind Your Body Studios are inspired by dance in all its forms. Join the MYB faculty for an eclectic afternoon of performances that reflect their passion for creating and performing. A diverse cast of MYB dancers shine in Contemporary, Heels, Hip-Hop, Latin, Ballroom, Lyrical, Ballet,Kuchipudi, and Bollywood choreography. 2-4pm. Madison Community Arts Center, 10 Kings Rd., Madison.

Eyewitness to African American History Tour Explore 200 years of Black history in Montclair and New Jersey through rare first-hand accounts, primary and secondary source documents. Artifacts include a bill of sale for an enslaved person in the household, an 1800s newspaper, an 1840s New York Knickerbocker magazine, census data, personal letters, oral histories, and mid-century Jet and Ebony magazines. These artifacts provide a springboard for discussion about race both in the past and in the present-day. Tours begin at 1and 2:30pm. 110 Orange Rd., Montclair.


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is new album “American Standard” is a collection guitar pieces, with solos and support from his regular family of players who tour and record with him and share his love of the musical life: Jimmy Johnson, Steve Gadd, Luis Conte, Larry Goldings, Loui Marini, Walt Fowler, Kate Markowitz, Caroline Taylor, Andrea Zonn, Dorian Holley and Arnold McCuller.Most of the songs the album were part of his family’s record collection, the first music he heard as a kid growing up in North Carolina. They listened to the cast recordings of the great American musicals: Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, Brigadoon, Peter Pan, Show Boat, South Pacific… before he started writing his own stuff, he learned to play these tunes, working out chord changes for my favorite melodies. And those guitar arrangements became the basis for this album. Tickets go on sale February 7, 2020 at

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Let’s Talk Perennials Ann Fahey, Superintendent of Horticulture Education introduces you to some beautiful perennials that will bring color to your garden throughout the seasons. Bring in a photograph of your garden and she will give you helpful hints to customize your space.This program is eligible for 1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s. 1-2:30pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7601.

Monday, February 24 West Orange Rotary Annual Taste of the World Enjoy the finest food, wine and beverages. All you can eat, door prizes, tricky tray and live music. 6-8:30pm. For advance tickets call 973-725-0308 or visit www. Mayfair Farms, Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange

Lunchtime Film Series “The Best Of Enemies” starring Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell. 1pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973- 376 4930.

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The Towne Club Annual Fundraiser

Stories Behind the Images: Talk and Book Signing

Entertainment will be provided by Eric Kessen who plays the accordion and sings songs from several nationalities and leads a sing-along. The Towne Club is a Woman’s social organization whose annual fund raiser benefits the rescue squads of Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights. New members welcome. Noon. Chimney Rock Inn, 342 Valley Rd., Gillette. 908-464-2643.

Wednesday, February 26 Oaks and Acorns (Mardi Gras) Take nature walks, tell stories, and create a one-of-a-kind art project every week. This shared nature experience is one you both will treasure! Celebrate with purple, yellow, and green for this festive holiday! Register early since space is limited. Registration is required. Ages 3 to 5 with adult. 1-2pm. Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-273-8787.

Corey Rich has built a life and career around his passions for travel, adventure, and telling stories with his camera. With a background in rock climbing and photojournalism, Rich’s work spans a range of genres, from iconic still imagery for leading editorial publications, to television spots and films, to directing high-production-value commercial projects for Fortune 100 companies. 6-8pm. Unique Photo Fairfield, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 973-377-2007.

Depression and Bipolar Support alliance Lecture Speaker Thomas Zaubler, MD. MPH. Discusses the Opioid Epidemic: How We Got Here; What Can We Do; How Can We Recognize and Treat Opioid Addiction. The opioid epidemic touches all of our lives and those with co-occurring psych illness may be particularly vulnerable. DBSA is a support group affiliated with the highly respected Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Open to the public. Free. 7:45pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. or 973994-1143.

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Preschool Registration at The Connection

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A Certified Preschool for ages 3-5 with flexible hours to suit any schedule. Visit the beautiful preschool classroom to see for yourself--learning and discovery takes place here on a daily basis. The connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242.

Written by Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro, “Till” tells the story of 15-year-old Emmett Till and the events leading up to his death in 1955 which helped galvanize the civil rights movement. Church of St. Andrew & Holy Communion, West South Orange Ave., South Orange. Visit for dates and times.

Burn Peer Support Group The Susan Fischer Burn Peer Support Group is designed to help burn survivors and their families adjust to their new lives. The group is led by staff from The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas and SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery) volunteers who are burn survivors themselves. 3:30 to 4:30pm. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston. Free; to register: 973-322-5856 or

Pirate Movie for All Ages “Hook” Come watch a fun throwback pirate movie to get in the spirit for our community read event. All ages are welcome. 1-4pm. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311.

Friday, February 28 Duel of the Decades: Tournament Edition A fun and unique evening of pop culture, “Duel Of The Decades” is an interactive live music competition. Are you Team 80’s or Team 90’s? Team 70’s or Team Y2k? Using your mobile device, cast your vote to determine the winner. 8pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour ST., Montclair.

Open Mic Night Welcome to all musical and spoken word performers as well as anyone who enjoys listening to artists expressing their passion. Every last Friday of the month through May. 8pm. The United Methodist Church of Summit, 17 Kent Place Blvd, Summit. Doors open at 8pm. 908-277-1700.

Saturday, February 29 Sankofa: Black History Month Community Celebration Local Artists will teach painting and display art, Nubian Messengers will perform songs and will give music lessons with African Instruments and will guide children through a relaxed African drumming lesson and performance that welcomes the participation from both, children and adults. Family centered, healthy cooking, and wellness workshops will be offered throughout the day. 2-8pm. The Woodland, 60 Woodland Rd., Maplewood. 973-843-7157.

Big Brew Beer Fest Over 250 styles of craft beer, fantastic music, delicious food and wonderful vendors. Session 1: Noon-4pm, Session 2: 5:30-9:30pm. Free shuttle bus to and from the Morristown Train Station, compliments of the Big Brew starting at 11:30am and last ride at 9:30pm from the armory. Proceeds to benefit the Morris Rugby Corporation. Morristown Armory, 430 Western Ave., Morristown. 973-927-2794.

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id you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we’re more successful at meeting our health goals when we join forces with others. NHLBI launched the #OurHearts movement to inspire us to protect and strengthen our hearts with the support of others.

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Follow these heart healthy lifestyle tips with your friends, family, coworkers, and others in your community and you’ll all be heart healthier for it: • Be more physically active. • Maintain a healthy weight. • Eat a nutritious diet. • Quit smoking. • Reduce your stress. • Get enough quality sleep. • Track your heart health stats. You don’t have to make big changes all at once. Small steps will get you where you want to go.

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Strega Bistro 430 Springfield Ave Berkeley Heights 908-665-5905 | Modern Italian Farm to Table Bistro featuring seasonal organic menu with Mediterranean influenced-specials.

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Mitsuba Japanese Cuisine 237 Main St, Chatham | 973-635-3888 Traditional Japanese specialties and cuisine served in a casual setting.

Fan Bistro 8 South St, New Providence | 908-898-1818 Warm, stone-&-wood-clad stop offering Chinese & Japanese fare such as sushi plus lunch specials.

Restaurant Serenade 6 Roosevelt Avenue, Chatham, NJ 07928 973-701-0303 | Artful dining, as conceived by award-winning Chef James Laird. A showcase of the finest handselected seasonal and regional ingredients in simple, refined presentations by Chef Laird.


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


East Hanover Diner 275 NJ State Highway 10, East Hanover 973-884-8840 | Soup, salad, pasta, omelets, burgers and more. Whatever the fare, they do it right. Bring the whole family to this delicious, neighborhood restaurant.

440 Parsonage Hill Road, Short Hills 973-467-8882 A full service restaurant, bar & lounge located on the East Orange Golf Course in Short Hills.

1255 Valley Rd, Stirling | 908-647-2193 Charming eatery crafting traditional Greek fare, including seafood & classic homestyle dishes. 12 Island has a full bar and themenu is assembled with a wide variety of recipes from the Dodecanese and other islands.

Natale’s Summit Bakery

MILLBURN Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine 59 Main St, Millburn | 973-912-8838 Ms. Lin Chinese provides convenient take-out and delivery for lunch and dinner and specializes in off-premise catering.

185 Broad St, Summit | 908-277-2074 Enjoy a selection of house made specialties including breads, pastries, pies and cakes. Daily specials. This family owned and operated bakery is serving up their delicious twist on bakery classics for over 80 years.

“Best Italian restaurant in Morris County” and The Star-Ledger. –Jan 2018

72 MAIN ST, MADISON | 973-301-0024


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245 Main St, Chatham 973-701-8821 February 2020



Roots Steakhouse


401 Springfield Ave, Summit | 908-273-0027 summit Roots Steakhouse is an old-fashioned New York style Steakhouse. Diners can expect delicious USDA aged prime beef sourced from the highest quality ranches in the mid-west.

500 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange | 973-669-0966 Feel the charm of the ambience, the aroma of italian spices and the smell of the homemade cooking that fills the air. Enjoy age old traditional and timeless recipes passed down through generations. Wonderful cuisine is about honest flavors, fresh ingredients with a touch of simplicity.

WEST ORANGE Grill 350 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-780-4572 Located in the Wilshire Grand Hotel, Grill 350 is your neighborhood bar and grill. The stylish yet comfortable restaurant features creative home cooking, craft beers, and weekly events.

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

SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar


34 South Valley Rd, 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 stateof-the art smokers, with their own exclusive house blend of rubs.

WARREN Stone House at Stirling Ridge


50 Stirling Road, Warren 908.754.1222 The Stone House at Stirling Ridge, nestled on 10 acres of meticulously lush gardens. The Stone House menu changes seasonally and offers specials with ingredients that are sustainable and fresh. An open kitchen for foodies to admire.

Uproot 9 Mt Bethel Rd, Warren 908-834-8194 American eatery with creative tasting menus & à la carte fare (pizza, salad) in bright, modern digs.


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WATCHUNG Kim’s Sushi 458 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange | 973-669-2800 Kim’s sushi has been on the vanguard and regarded as one of the premier sushi and Japanese restaurants in the West Orange since 2006.

Water & Wine Ristorante 141 Stirling Rd, Watchung 908-755-9344 Large, upscale venue on Lake Watchung featuring an Italian & American menu & lake views. Merging contemporary American fare with Italian Influence. Offers a full service bar and wine shop.



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