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ON THE SPOT By Warren Westura

What is Your Dream Vacation?

MARCH 2015

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I don’t like traveling. I could go upstate New York to see my two brothers and sisters.

I would like to take a cruise around the world. —Lisa Kenneweg, Morris Plains

—William Payette, Whippany

Bali—where I would go scuba diving, sightseeing and sit on the beach.






Disneyworld. I like the climate and the rides. —Mike Distasi, Jefferson Township

—Valerie Burachinsky, Florham Park









Palm Springs, California. I just got back. It was wonderful.

Paris. I have never been there. I’d drink wine and eat a lot of food.

—Nancy Morgan, Florham Park

—Alex Terranova, Union City

One of the Pacific Islands such as Bora Bora or Tahiti.

Somewhere there is sun, sand and a breeze in my hair— Hawaii.

—Lauren Erickson, West Milford

—Marie LoPinto, East Hanover




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What Is Your Dream Vacation?

18 Why Day Camp? 8 In The Vicinity Exciting News and Happenings Around the Area.

20 Camp Spotlights 2015 A Comprehensive Directory of Day and Sleep Away Camps

36 Health, Beauty & Fitness 36 Take Small Steps to Better Health 37 Health, Beauty & Fitness Resource Directory

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Millburn Township Couple and Downtown Business Organize Fundraising Concert


n Saturday March 14th, Richie Furay performs for a local fundraising at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC). Millburn Township residents Nancy and David Stone, owners of Nancy And David Fine Jewels, who are longtime friends with Furay, coordinated this fifth annual event. Stone has also coordinated the exclusive appearance of Brewer & Shipley to join Furay for this performance only. WFUV “Mixed Bag” DJ Don McGee, will be co-hosting the event along with Stone, who is on the Board of Trustees at SOPAC.

The proceeds from the concert benefit many local non-profit groups. D’Angelico Guitars, Investors Bank and Nancy And David Fine Jewels sponsor the event. There will be a D’Angelico guitar auction available that is autographed by Richie Furay, Rusty Young, Paul Cotton, all from Poco and Timothy B. Schmitt currently a member of The Eagles and originally with Poco. Join friends and neighbors for an unforgettable night of magical musical entertainment. Tickets are available the SOPAC box office, by phone at 973-761-0292, or online at

Summit Downtown, Inc. Sponsors 7th Annual Restaurant Week


ummit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) is sponsoring the 7th Annual Restaurant Week in Downtown Summit through Sunday, March 8, 2015. Thirty-five restaurants and food establishments will be offering special menu items, prix fixe meals, special discounts and more. A continually updated list of participating restaurants is available on For the first time, Summit Downtown, Inc. will be sponsoring an Instagram photo contest. Patrons visiting participating food establishments are encouraged to document their experience with some creative photography. Any photograph taken at a participating establishment and posted to Instagram with the hashtag “summitrestaurantweek” will be entered. All entries must be posted by Tuesday, March 10. The entry with the most likes will win the People’s Choice Award and a $50 Summit Gift Certificate. Peter of Peter Wallburg Studios will serve as judge to pick the winner of Best in Show. This winner will be awarded a free photography session with an 8” x 10” print from Peter Wallburg Studios (a $300 value) in addition to a $50 Summit Gift Certificate. Winners will receive a direct message on Instagram with instructions on how to claim their prize.


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Local School Helps Foodbank


wenty club members of the Interact Club at Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights participated in a mass mailing effort on behalf of the Hillside Community Foodbank last month. Helping out at the Foodbank is an annual tradition of the Interact Club. Students look forward to this activity every year and come away with a real understanding of the struggle so many families in New Jersey face every day. The mission of the foodbank is “to fight hunger and poverty in New Jersey by assisting those in need and seeking longterm solutions.” They work to “engage, educate, and empower all sectors of society in the battle and fill the emptiness caused by hunger with food, help, and hope.”

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t the 42nd National Christ Child Society Convention, Lambi Newsham, former President and Founder of the Summit Chapter, was inducted into the National Board of Directors as Director at Large. She served as President for the Summit Chapter for 4 years. The Summit Chapter of the Christ Child Society (www.christchild includes over 110 local women who’s mission is to reach out to the Summit community and neighboring towns to provide aid and supplies to at-risk children regardless of race or creed, through the personal service of their members. Their volunteer efforts include fundraising primarily through an annual Rummage Sale, the assembly and delivery of layettes to newborns in need at local hospitals and an annual School Supplies Drive that provides essential supplies for elementary, middle and high school children in Summit. Having raised 3 healthy children in Summit, Lambi is committed to helping babies and children in the community get the basic needs to grow and thrive. She is honored to be chosen for the National Board of Christ Child Society and looks forward to working with fellow Christ Child volunteers in town and throughout the country. March 2015



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Sunday, March 1 7th Annual Restaurant Week Summit Thirty-five restaurants and food establishments will be offering special menu items, prix fixe meals, special discounts and more. Patrons visiting participating food establishments are encouraged to document their experience with some creative photography. The entry with the most likes will win the People’s Choice Award and a $50 Summit Gift Certificate. Post to Instagram with the hashtag “summitrestaurantweek” by March 10. Runs thru March 8. Summit Downtown Inc., Summit. 908-277-6100.

How Sweet It Is! Maple Sugar Fest Learn how early settlers tapped maple trees and turned the sap into delicious maple syrup. Take part in the family scavenger hunt and see whether you can successfully complete the “Maple Syrup Challenge.” Round out the day with a sampling of maple syrup and flapjacks made here at the Arboretum. 1-4pm. Reeves-Reed Aboretum,165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-273-8787.

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In the Car with Blossom and Len A poignant, funny and moving play about growing up and growing old...not necessarily in that order. Throughout their formative years, Holly and Fern’s parents, Blossom and Len, were wildly unpredictable, endearingly neurotic, and often blatantly dysfunctional. The play’s unique brand of comedy has bite, truth and lasting resonance. Runs thru March 8. Call for dates and times. Centenary Stage Co., Sitnick Theatre, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

RISE (Reaching Into Self-Empowerment) Women learn how to achieve goals of employment, economic self-sufficiency, increase self-esteem, build healthy relationships, and more. March session meets once a week for 6 consecutive weeks. Reduced fees and waivers are available. Call for information. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

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For children grieving a loss from a life-altering crisis such as death, separation, divorce or other painful transitions is holding a March session. Please call for dates and time. Pre-registration is required. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

The Library will offer free computer lessons on selected mornings, by appointment. Sign up for an individual half-hour lesson on basic computer skills. Stop by the Reference desk or call. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

Women’s Workshops March programs are: Increasing your effectiveness and ability to deal with others; Coping with loss; and divorce and mediation. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Civil War Through the Eyes of Thomas Nast Exhibit Before radio, TV, or the internet, there was political cartoonist Thomas Nast. Nast illustrated battles, Union and Confederate troop movements, and their activities throughout the Civil War. Runs through December 2015. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-5382404 ext. 15.

Currier and Ives Exhibit This spring Macculloch Hall Historical Museum will have a small number of “Currier & Ives” prints from the Museum’s collection on display throughout the second floor. The nineteenth century lithography firms of N. Currier and Currier & Ives produced images of America that remain as popular today as when they were made. “Currier & Ives” will be on display thru June during touring hours. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-5382404 ext. 15.

Gaelic Storm Performs With their signature acoustic production, Gaelic Storm blends indie-folk and world grooves with Celtic tradition to serve up a ringside seat for fifteen rounds of pugilistic poultry pounding sound. The group’s ability to deftly incorporate a rock sensibility into their sound affords them rare crossover appeal. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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Dinner for All Cooking Class Join chef Marla Mendelsohn and participate in cooking a dinner for all. Menu includes: butternut squash soup, chicken Milanese, home made biscuits and chocolate chip cupcakes. Ages 7 and up w/adult. 1-3pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.


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Preschool Registration A Certified Preschool at The Connection for ages 3-5 with flexible hours to suit any schedule. Visit their beautiful state-of-the-art classroom, where learning and discovery takes place on a daily basis. Call for appointment. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242.

Lunchtime Film Series The series, which will present four films from the acclaimed director, Mike Nichols, will continue on, March 16th and March 30th and will conclude on April 13th. Patrons can bring lunch, and juice or coffee and cookies are served at 12:30pm film at 1pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

Learn to Make a Fabric Basket Choose your colors and learn how to wrap and connect the string to make a beautiful miniature basket. Some sewing is necessary to complete the project. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Supplies are provided by the library. Registration required. 1-2:30pm. The Mendham Township Library, 2 West Main St., Mendham. 973-543-4018.

Butterflies and Bee (GAP) Featuring Jeannie Geremia of the Garden Club of New Jersey, who will speak about the Club’s Butterflies & Bee GAP (Gardeners Adding Pollinators) Project. Geremia will share ways to create a pollinator-friendly habitat in your own garden or park by providing nesting sites and plants that are attractive to native bees and butterflies. Public welcome. Light refreshments served. 7:30pm, Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood.



Tuesday, March 3 Tai Chi Tai Chi is a series of precise flowing movements that develop balance, strength, flexibility, focus, endurance and calmness. Meets weekly on Tuesdays.11:30am–12:45pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle

“Sweeney Todd” Performance

Understanding Medicare Seminar Medicare and Social Security age eligibility are NOT the same. This 2-hour seminar, explained in easy-to-understand terms, is vital if you are approaching Medicare eligibility within the next 5-10 years or are a caregiver for (or the adult child of) someone approaching Medicare eligibility. Presented by Neil Berger. Free. 7-9pm. Registration suggested. Springfield Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930 x228.

“Finding Your Happily Ever After” Workshop Linda Maglionico, Certified Professional Coach. In this workshop Linda will explore getting smart about dating with strategies for finding a fulfilling relationship… a path for moving from wanting to having. 5:30-9-pm. Social networking at it’s best, sharp casual attire. Cash bar. Singles and couples welcome; median age 55. Professional and Business Social Network (PBSN). Grand Summit Hotel – Hat Tavern, 570 Springfield Ave., Summit. 610-348-5544.


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The Hunchback of Notre Dame Musical Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel and the only stage collaboration between two giants of American musical theater. Music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. An intimate retelling of the famous love story, with a lush, emotionally rich score and a production that will leave you inspired. An epic tale of passion and hope. Recommended for children age 12 & up. Runs thru April 5. Call for dates and times. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343.

Little Blue Engine dreams of leaving the train yard to pull the big cars on the main line track. But can she convince Big Silver that she is worthy of being a main line engine? This song-filled adventure is based on Watty Piper’s timeless tale. 4pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Wednesday, March 4 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Bring all your financial records from 2014, copies of your 2014 Federal and State tax returns, and all printed and blank forms from the Internal Revenue Service. Appointments for this free service may be made in person or by calling the library. Runs thru April 15. 10am-2pm. Chatham Library, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

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A tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat that simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world. An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd is an unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. A dark and witty tale of London, love, murder and revenge. 6pm. Also Mar 5, 6pm, and Mar 6 & 7, 7:30pm. Summit High School, 125 Kent Place Blvd., Summit. 908-522-8870.

Oaks and Acorns Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world start early in this engaging 5-week class. Discover some of the incredible plants and animals that make the Arboretum so special. Take nature walks, tell stories, sing songs, and create a one-of-a-kind art project each week. Registration is required and space is limited. Ages 3-5 with adult. Reeves-Reed Arboretum Education Center, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-273-8787.

Tom Paxton & Janis Ian— “Together at Last”

Two of America’s greatest songwriters share the stage for an evening of stories and songs. Each with ties to the classic Greenwich Village folk scene, Tom Paxton and Janis Ian are nearly a generation apart yet share a slew of folk influences as well as an affinity for fearlessly tackling controversial issues. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Fun-to-be-Fit Exercise Class General exercise class for older adults. Meets weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays. 11:30am–12:30pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

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Thursday, March 5 Guitar Masters: Stanley Jordan & Kevin Eubanks Perform An evening of virtuoso jazz guitar, featuring the innovative and unique style of Stanley Jordan, and the infectious grooves of Kevin Eubanks, former bandleader of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

From Galway To Broadway Ciarán Sheehan and Gwen Eagleton, Broadway stars of The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables, will perform a one-night-only musical event From Galway to Broadway to benefit The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s young artist education and training programs. Sheehan and Eagleton will perform a medley of traditional Irish songs, Broadway standards, and beloved pop tunes. 7:30pm. F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. 973-408-5600.

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Once Upon a Mattress Musical This hilarious fairy tale is taken from the favorite storybook pages of The Princess and the Pea. Certain to delight audiences of all ages. 6pm.; Fri, March 6 and Sat, March 7, at 7:30pm. Chatham High School, 255 Lafayette Ave., Chatham. 973-457-2505.

Book Discussions & Book Talks The Book Discussion Group will discuss “The Sandcastle Girls” by Chris Bohjalian. 7pm. Free and open to the public. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

AARP Tax-Aide Program Free tax preparation for middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special attention to those over 60. Area residents in Essex, Morris and Union Counties do not need to be an AARP member or retiree to use the service. 9am-Noon. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5509.

Friday, March 6 The Temptations and The Four Tops Perform Two legendary supergroups – together again. From “Baby, I Need Your Loving” to “My Girl,” enjoy an evening full of your favorite Motown memories from two classic 1960s hitmakers. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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HOT & GRUMPY TOUR: WALKING THE EARTH Retro Dinner Party Cooking Class Join chef Suzanne Lowery and participate in this fun retro cooking class. Menu includes cheese fondue, Parker House rolls, wedge salad with bacon and blue cheese dressing, beef bourguigon, chocolate fudge cake. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Saturday, March 7 J Jorma Kaukonen Performs

2nd Annual Maplewood Ideas Festival The festival features authors, architects, innovators, artists and visionaries. Richard T. Morris, author of the award-winning children’s book This is a Moose, and resident of Maplewood will lead families in Word Games with Moose. The Moose by Richard T. Morris and Tom Lichtenheld will be here LIVE with author Richard T. Morris to have fun with words, read a few books, and have a laugh out loud good time with language. Ages 3 ½-9 and their parents. 7pm. Maplewood Main Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood. 973-762-1622.

The Grape Debate Our House Foundation 4th Annual Wine Tasting Event. “The Grape Debate” will include five wine vendors from Gary’s Wine and Marketplace, who have graciously provided a large selection of wines for all to sample. In addition, the event will include a spirits tasting, culinary stations, silent auction and raffle baskets. Live music also provided. 7-10pm. Event located at: Basking Ridge Country Club, 185 Madisonville Rd., Basking Ridge. For more info call 908464-8008 ext 141 or visit


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Harmonium Explores Shadows And Light In “Dark Night Of The Soul” Harmonium Choral Society, led by artistic director Dr. Anne Matlack, presents their next concert “Dark Night of the Soul” featuring the mesmerizing title work by young Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo. “Dark Night of the Soul” is a setting of the medieval poem by 16th-century mystic St. John of the Cross, with a driving piano accompaniment, string quartet, chorus and soaring soprano solo. 8pm & Sun, March 8 at 3pm. Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 South Park Place, Morristown. 973-538-6969.

Two “Short Shakespeare” Performances

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Grammy Award nominee, and founding member of two legendary rock bands, Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, Jorma Kaukonen has forged his own legacy in American music. In a career that has spanned a half-century, Jorma has been one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and Americana, and at the forefront of popular rock-and-roll. Special guest Barry Mitterhoff. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

New Shanghai Circus Performs Astonishing acrobats, jugglers and athletes defy gravity and perform breathtaking and fearless feats that stretch the limits of human ability in the tradition of Chinese circus that dates back over 2,000 years. 3 & 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Presenting a one-hour family performance of Shakespeare’s popular comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 11:30am. Follow the hilarious mishaps of four young lovers and a band of misfit rustics as they journey into the magical forest outside Athens. At 2pm a one-hour family performance of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. When three mysterious figures prophesy that Macbeth will be crowned king of Scotland, the noble warrior and his wife quickly begin a bloody rise to power. Part cautionary tale, part magical horror story. Ages 10 & Up. F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue, at Lancaster Road in Madison. 973-408-5600.

Fifth Annual Community Garden Conference A greater awareness of food security, the food watershed, and simply FOOD is driving the farm to table and ‘locavore’ movement. These interests come together at this day-long program beginning with keynote speaker, Joseph Simcox. 9am-4:30pm. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 Hanover Rd., Whippany. 9 73-326-7618.

Sunday, March 8

The Photographer’s Guide to the Galapagos Islands Lecture

Craig Ferguson— Hot & Grumpy Tour: Walking the Earth

Opera—Love Triangles- Comic and Deadly

Visiting the Galápagos Islands is a trip of a lifetime. The wildlife has no fear of humans so the opportunities to photograph the intimate behavior of birds, sea lions, and lizards are endless. This program includes photography and travel tips as well as a collection of his photos from one of the most fascinating places on earth. 1-2pm. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

International lvy Summer Enrichment Program Open House Tour the facilities and get your questions answered. Fun activities including racing robots, playing Minecraft, seeing examples of work by students from last year and speaking with teachers and counselors. Admission is free. RSVP requested but not required. Noon -3pm. International Ivy Open House at Sparta, 32 Lafayette Rd, Sparta. 908-899-1338.

Opera at Florham and New Jersey Festival Orchestra present: Love Triangles—Comic and Deadly, a performance of two operas, Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Scarmolin’s “The Interrupted Serenade.” Love can inspire the human spirit to soar skyward, but it is the corrosive element of jealousy that plunges it into the depths of darkness. 3pm. Ridge Performing Arts Center, Basking Ridge High School, 268 South Finley Ave., Basking Ridge. 973-408-5600.

International lvy Summer Enrichment Program Open House Tour the facilities and get your questions answered. Fun activities including racing robots, playing Minecraft, seeing examples of work by our students from last year and speaking with our teachers and counselors. Admission is free. RSVP requested but not required. Noon -3pm. International Ivy Open House at Scotch Plains, 551 Park Ave., Scotch Plains. 908-899-1338.

Fresh off his decade-long run as host of The Late, Late Show on CBS, comedian Craig Ferguson performs an evening of outrageous and insightful stand-up comedy. Opening Act: Josh Robert Thompson. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Marc Berger Performs Presenting singer/songwriter Marc Berger in a performance of music inspired by the American West. “Ride,” a collection of ten songs inspired by Berger’s travels to obscure Western locales and which connect the myths of the American West to contemporary culture will be featured at this performance. 2pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

Midtown Direct Rep in the Loft: Prsents Struck After being struck by a bicycle, Vera Resnick feels a strange and out-of-character connection to the college-aged kid responsible for the collision. This surprising and soulful Manhattan serio-comedy, explores matters of fate, family, and self-identity. 7pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. (continued on page 16)

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Wednesday, March 11 Learning Birds Songs With Randy Little For beginners and those with some experience, this birding-by-ear workshop series will improve your bird identification skills. More often than not, birds are heard before they are seen. Learning their songs will add another dimension to your birdwatching. Wednesdays thru April 15. Call to register. 7-8pm. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

Thursday, March 12 Andrew Weil Lecture

“Optimum Health: Maximizing The Body’s Own Healing Systems.” Dr. Andrew Weil is a pioneer in the fields of health, wellness, and integrative medicine. Dr. Weil has inspired people to lead healthier, happier lives through his expertise on medicinal plants, integrative medicine, and the reform of medical education. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Women of Ireland Perform Friday, March 13

Women of Ireland Perform

The Art League of the Chathams’ Spring Show

Screen The Theory of Everything Award winning performance by Eddie Redmayne as Dr. Stephen Hawking, who was diagnosed with ALS at age 21, defied the odds and has survived to make ground breaking discoveries in theoretical physics. Programs begin with lunch at 12:30pm and program at 1pm. Call Lois with the lunch order of your choice. Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Ave., Millburn. 973-533-1809.

Trunk Show Mother of the Wedding Trunk Show, featuring Italian Designer, Rina di Montella. Gift with purchase and discounts will be available. La Belle Boutique, 457 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights. 908-464-4100.

The Keb’ Mo’ Band Performs Keb’s music is a living link to the seminal Delta blues that traveled up the Mississippi River and across the expanse of America—informing all of its musical roots—before evolving into a universally celebrated art form. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.


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Get in the spirit for St. Patrick’s Day with the spellbinding talents of some of Ireland’s finest female vocalists, musicians and stepdancers as they celebrate Irish heritage and its rich tradition of song and dance. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Crown Roast of Pork Dinner Cooking Class

Featuring member artwork and a solo exhibit by local artist Sally Abbott. Paintings: “Backyard to Beijing.” The show, which runs through June 30, features ALC member artwork in the strolling gallery as well as a solo exhibit by local artist Sally Abbott. The opening reception for both events, free to the public. 6:30-8:30pm. Lundt-Glover Gallery, Municipal Building, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham Township. 973-275-5453.

SAGE Casino Night Try your luck at SAGE’s 2nd Annual Casino Night. Casino games, live jazz, a Texas hold ‘em tournament, light dinner, and cash bar to benefit programs and services for older adults in the community. Sponsorship opportunities and program ads are also available. 6:30-10:30pm. Berkeley Plaza, 735 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights. 908-598-5504.

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Join chef Steven Capodicasa and participate in this crown roast cooking class. Menu includes: cream of roasted tomato and lobster soup, baby greens with roasted shallot vinaigrette and goat cheese croutons, crown roast of pork with cornbread and pancetta stuffing, fresh mushroom saute, oven roasted herb potatoes, swan cream puffs filled with raspberry whipped cram and caramel sauce. 7-10pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie An adventurous, fun-filled performance, guaranteed to produce belly-busting laughter. See how a curious boy finds himself figure skating on scrub brushes, wrestling a boa constrictor, and climbing mountains when an innocent milk-and-cookie snack time goes from mishap to calamity to catastrophe fast than the twitch of a whisker. 11am. Centenary Stage Co., Little Theater, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908979-0900.

Get the newest handmade designer crafts and artworks. The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition: jewelry; apparel and accessories; furniture and home décor pieces; functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood and mixed media; fine art painting, printmaking, drawing and photography. 4-8pm. Sat, 10am-6pm. Sun, 11am-5pm. Morristown Armory, 430 Western Ave., Morris County. 845-331-7900.

Saturday, March 14 International lvy Summer Enrichment Program Open House Tour the facilities and get your questions answered. Fun activities including racing robots, playing Minecraft, seeing examples of work by our students from last year and speaking with our teachers and counselors. Admission is free. RSVP requested but not required. Noon -3pm. International Ivy Open House at Paramus, 70 Eisenhower Drive, Paramus. 908-899-1338.

Maple Sugaring Family Program This walk will find you searching for Sugar Maple trees. Learn how trees are tapped and go through the process of “sugaring.” Enjoy different types of maple sugar and make a sugar snack. Ages 4-2 and their family. Call to register. 10:30am-Noon. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

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2nd Annual Maplewood Ideas Festival Featuring authors, architects, innovators, artists and visionaries. Mikel Frank and Gerard Anselm, the Visual Passion Duo, will exhibit their work thru April 4. An Art & Music Reception 2pm. The music of Django Reihnardt will be performed by Martin Leys and Friends. Maplewood Main Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood. 973-762-1622.

Must Love Dogs Event Since 2010, Home for Good Dog Rescue has saved over 3,300 dogs from high-kill shelters and adopted them to their forever homes. If you are not ready to adopt, you can join a wonderful foster program where you provide a temporary nurturing home for our dogs until they are adopted. Volunteers with all kinds of skills are needed. The adoption event will take place at PetSmart in Millburn, 187 Millburn Ave. Also March 28. Home for Good Dog Rescue, 465 Springfield Ave Ste A, Berkeley Heights. 908-598-8212.

Colcannon Performs Authentic, joyous Irish music, traditional with a touch of chamber music and music hall, Colcannon plays Irish music with panache, warmth and wit. Their ageless songs and fine musicianship transport the audience to another time and place. 8pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900. (continued on page 26)


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It’s tough to be a kid these days. It’s tough to be a parent. In a society where the nature of the family, the work place, and the community have changed dramatically, we can no longer assume that the natural process of growing up will provide children the experiences and the resources they need to become successful, contributing adults. In sharp contrast to the traditions of growing up in the 50s and 60s, today we live in the first moment when humans receive more of their information second-hand than first! We are in a climate where it is harder to know what we need to survive, so drawing on experiences that give children healthy alternatives and opportunities to instill capabilities, the hallmarks of thriving, is the greatest gift you can give a young child. Does it really matter if my child doesn’t go to day camp, especially since she will go to overnight camp in a few years? She is only four years old—why does she need day camp? Camp provides one of the very few links with a world larger than the consumer culture we inhabit—and day camp is one important choice in a quiver of options. The camp experience helps children and youth develop an appreciation of their place and their responsibility in a much larger universe. A preschooler—

or even an older child who might be reluctant to go to overnight camp—can join a community that is created especially for her to practice growing up. Why wait until age ten when the benefits of feeling connected and being able to contribute and navigate at an earlier age can be reaped? Under the supervision of inspiring guides and passionate coaches, children can feel successful and make new friends while having the time of their lives; they can experience belonging and contribution; they can have a sense of consistency and predictability in times of turbulence and change. Day camp can begin as early as age three, and is geared to children who get to experience camp and still return home each evening! They have the best of both worlds—the camp community which is built exclusively for kids and their own home which provides the security they need at a tender age. One day camp parent said, “While my children and I are constantly bombarded by the news which is focused on what is wrong with the world, camp is a living example of what is right.” Day camp is a terrific first experience. Reminiscent of less complicated days, when people connected with nature, thrived on inter-generational relationships, and made new discoveries, everything is designed and scaled to ensure that children feel included, cared about, and capable. Beginning camp at an early age provides important advantages. Camp is the best demonstration of moral and spiritual order—democracy is the core purpose. Children learn life skills and behaviors that become habits of the heart. While many then move on to overnight camp, others will be content to continue the day camp experience: after all, there is a camp for everyone— and that might well be day camp! Marla Coleman is the parent liaison at Camp Echo in Burlingham, New York. The immediate past president of the American Camp Association, she is a co-owner of Coleman Family Camps, which includes Camp Echo and Coleman Country Day Camp. Originally printed in CAMP Magazine, reprinted by permission of the American Camp Association © 2005 American Camping Association, Inc. March 2015


Camp Spotlights 2015 Camp Discovery at Fairleigh Dickinson University Madison & Teaneck • 201-692-6500 Directors: Howard Monson (Madison); Maryjean O’Donnell (Teaneck) Camp Discovery is a fun and exciting state-licensed day camp for children in grades 1-7. Our traditional camp has an emphasis on enrichment activities including Science, Swimming (Madison only), Musical Theater, World Games/Discovery, Arts-n-Crafts, and Sports. Fun trips are offered each week. A Leader in Training program for older campers is available.

Camp Riverbend 116 Hillcrest Road, Warren, NJ 07055 908-580-CAMP Directors: The Breene Family Age Group: 3-14 years old Fun, camp spirit and achievement through sports, crafts, swimming, nature and more! Join the Breene family for a summer of “confidence, not competition!” Door to door

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and includes swim time or swim lesson and a tumble contest every Friday. Fit & Fun Camp teaches multiple sports, plus circuit training and rec swim or lessons. Travel Campers take day trips under the supervision of our professional staff to locations such as a Broadway show, NY Liberty WNBA Game at Madison Square Garden, Indoor Paintball, and more! For those that need it, extended hours are available.

79 Maple St. Summit • 908-273-4242 Dates: June 29 - Aug 21 half and full days 8:30am-4:30pm, Extended hours available Elefante Music and School for the Age Groups: 3 years old and up Performing Arts Director: Michelle Stelluto 1790 Springfield Avenue, Mornings: SummerFun Camp New Providence NJ 07974 Afternoons: Lights! Camera! Action!, Girls’ 908-464-5928 Gymnastics Camp, Fit & Fun Camp Director: Karen Cantor Travel Camps – all-day trips, July 13-17 Email: SummerFun campers enjoy activities such as swim lessons, dance, sports, gymnas- Elefante Music and School for the Performing Arts offers various summer tics, yoga, arts & crafts, and many opportucamps, including Music Theater Camp for nities to make new friends and experience new adventures. Lights! Camera! Action! ages PreK-12, Dance Intensive and Acting Brings Broadway to The Connection with Onstage Camps for grades 2-12, Broadway Babies Camp for ages 3-5, and Jazz Camp on-camera classes, voice, dance, staging, set/costume design (plus Rec swim or an and Rock Camp—must have one year of optional swim lesson with a certified swim music experience. Visit their website or instructor) culminating in a different show call for more details. every 2 weeks. Girls’ Gymnastics Camp is perfect for beginner-advanced gymnasts 19330 Camp_Vicinity Mag v2_Layout 1 1/20/15 1:05 PM Page 1

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Fusion Academy 182 South Street, Suite 4, Morristown, NJ 07960 • 973-267-0474 Location TBD, Englewood, NJ 07631 866-306-8926 • Fusion Academy is a revolutionary, accredited private middle and high school where one-to-one classrooms unlock academic potential. Their flexible scheduling creates a summer school that will not take away summer fun—whether trying to catch up, get ahead or to take a class just for fun.

ing, different leadership styles and group dynamics. Throughout the two weeks, the girls work closely with high school mentors and interact with adult women who share their personal and professional leadership journeys. In a culminating presentation, participants showcase the public speaking skills they have developed in the program’s communication workshops. Graduates of the program go on to become student government leaders, yearbook editors, team captains and club presidents.

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Girls’ Leadership Institute 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit NJ 07901 (908) 273-0900, ext. 303 Directors: Erin Hennessy and Holly Doyle Age Groups: Girls entering grades 7 & 8 The Girls’ Leadership Institute (GLI) at Kent Place School, which runs July 20-31, is a unique summer program for girls entering seventh and eighth grades to explore their leadership potential and strengthen their personal confidence and self-esteem. Each girl will discover and develop her own unique leadership style through a broad range of hands-on activities. At the 1 2/6/15 tute, participants learn about team-build-

25 St. Bernard’s Road, Gladstone, NJ 07934 908-234-0067 • Age Groups: 3-15 years old Director: Cindy Wyatt Hi-Hills Day Camp offers programs to accommodate all children ages 3-15. Come for a week or come all summer long. Explore new possibilities and develop existing passions, all while having fun making friends and memories. They will help you create the perfect combinations of activities to make your child’s summer—fun, unforgettable and enriching. 10:05 AM

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HudsonWay Immersion School Summer Camps 587 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901 908-598-8088 Director: Elizabeth Willaum Campers will don their backpacks, gather their passports andoff they will go on this classroom adventure—a virtual tour to Mandarin or Spanishspeaking regions. Experienced, native speaking teachers use non-verbal cues to guide campers of all levels as they acquire language skills in a 100% immersion environment.

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On your time. At your pace. For fun or for credit. To catch up, get ahead, or make up a grade. Taught just for you - one-to-one - always. Summer at Fusion doesn’t take away your summer fun. Our flexible scheduling allows you to attend classes on your schedule. Go on vacation, sleep in, or come to class early - whatever works for you. Each class is one teacher and one student per classroom, allowing for a completely personalized summer school. Contact us to learn about our unique summer programming. Fusion Englewood: 866.306.8926 Fusion Morristown: 973.267.0474


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Caldwell, Chatham, Far Hills, Oakland, Paramus, Ringwood, Short Hills, Somerset and Sparta 855-678-6335 • Director: Lily Wong Age Group: 5-14 years old A coed day camp offering classes across many disciplines to satisfy the diverse interests and talents of the children they serve. With more than fifty classes to from in technology, science, performing arts, visual arts, math, business, sports, recreation and even construction—the ultimate goal is to help students find their passion.

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42 Norwood Avenue Summit, NJ 07901 (908) 273-0900, ext. 297 • Director: Donna Ray Age Group: Coed, Ages 3-15 years old Kent Place Summer Camp, which runs June 8 – August 21, is a coeducational, state licensed, day camp program for boys and girls, ages 3 through 15 years old, providing fun, enrichment and opportunities for physical and social development in a safe, non-competitive atmosphere. Their beautiful 26-acre campus offers regulation artificial turf playing fields, playgrounds, a modern field house, five tennis courts, air-conditioned dining hall and classrooms, state-of-the-art computer labs and an arts center. Campers are well supervised by a qualified and caring staff of program directors, teachers and experienced counselors. Visit their website for Open House and registration information.

Mathnasium 86 Summit Avenue LL4, Summit • 973-377-6284 650 Shunpike Road, Chatham • 973-377-6284 900 South Avenue West, Westfield • 973-377-6284 Age Group: One-to-One Instruction: Grades 2 to 12; First Steps Classes: Pre-K to Grade 1 Director: Jodi and James Ralston

Mathnasium’s summer programs will strengthen your child’s math skills and confidence, and prepare him/her for all future math-related studies. For some students, this means a solid review of prior math materials. For others, it means getting a preview of what is to come in the next school year and beyond. For most, it means both mathematical review and preview to lay the solid groundwork necessary for future success. Enrollment is limited, so call today.

Morristown-Beard Day Camp 70 Whippany Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 973-539-3032 • Director: Jessica Weinberger Age Group: 4-13 years old Morristown Beard Day Camp is a state-licensed and ACA accredited facility located on a beautiful 22-acre campus. The camp is designed to help children develop skills in sports, arts & crafts, drama, swimming and science. The daily schedule is comprised of structured periods with a flexible schedule on special event days.

Newark Academy Summer Programs 91 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039 973-992-7000 Director: Academics-Bob Mallalieu; Sports-Liz Bona Beach Age Group: Grades 1-12 Newark Academy is a premier area source for educational and athletic summer programming. NA Summer Session provides students with an unparalleled summer academic experience including advanced credit, enrichment and skill development courses. Home of Mott-Leeney Baseball Camp, NA Sports Camps feature stateof-the-art facilities and dedicated, experienced coaches.

Red Oaks & Harbor Hills Day Camp 21 Cutler Street, Morristown, NJ 07960 973-539-7853 ext. 33 • Director: Lori Riccardelli Age Group: 3-6 years old and Grades 1-4 Red Oaks offers academic summer programs for early childhood (ages 3-6 ) and for elementary childcare (grades 1-4) which may be followed by afternoon summer camp at Harbor Hills Day Camp. The programs run Monday-Thursday. These morning programs are available as standalone options. (continued on page 22)

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S.E.E. Camp The Wilson School, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046 Oratory Prep, Summit, NJ 07901 973-831-7779 • Director: Chris Patrick Kids need to explore lots of avenues to find their true passions, so S.E.E. Camp makes science, STEM, theater, art and sports all equal parts of the fun. Children discover what they love to do. The program includes field trips each session and extended care hours are also available at a nominal cost.

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The Junior and Senior Shakespeare Corps The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940 9730-845-6742 • Age Groups: Junior (10-14), Senior (14-18) Directors: Doug West and Maria Souza Junior Corps focuses ensemble—each session culminates in a final Saturday presentation that involves the entire group in retelling a piece of classic literature through performance. Senior Corps features a special focus on Shakespeare and the individual actor. Each session culminates in a final Saturday presentation of Shakespearean text.

Sports Broadcasting Camp Summer Excitement Experience • June 29 to July 24 For Above Average Students Grades 1–8 Choose 2 or 4 Weeks of Day Camp from 2 Campuses:

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800-319-0884 Directors: Steven Goldstein and Jeremy Treatman Email: Age Group: 10-18 years old Learn from the pros; meet sport celebrities; make sports anchor, reporting and play-by-play tapes. Host your own sports talk radio show, participate in sports trivia contests and much more.

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Visual Arts Center of New Jersey 68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ 07901 908-273-9121 • Director: Vanessa Batista Age Group: Age 5 and up The Art Center’s Summer Program foster knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts through hands-on activities including: drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and more. Programs include Kids’ Art Camp (ages 5-12); Summer Saturday Art Camp (ages 6-9); Teen Art Camp (ages 12-15); Portfolio Development Intensive (ages 16-18) and Adult Sip & Sample. Camps run July 6-August 30.

Summer @ Delbarton 230 Mendham Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 973-538-3231 ext. 3019 Directors: School – Kelly Gleason; Sports – Kent Manno Age Groups: Summer School: Grades 3-12 Sports Camp: Grades 3-9 Delbarton makes the most of summer. At Sports Camps boys develop skills and build character on and off the playing field. Summer Session offers co-ed advanced credit, enrichment and skill courses. Delbarton’s 200 acre campus is the perfect place to play, strive and learn.

1600 Valley Road., Wayne, NJ 07470 973-720-2354 • Director: Bernadette Tiernan Age Group: 7-17 years old William Paterson University’s Pre-College Youth-Programs are designed to foster a positive academic transition. These programs offer students enrichment-awareness and readiness for college and careers. Working-parents can send pre-teens to Summer-Life-on-Campus, a full-day camp academically-focused with recreational-activities and one-of-a-kind learning experience. Sessions: June 29 to August 7, 2015. 10% discount available.

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The Winston School Summer Camp 30 East Lane, Short Hills, NJ 07078 973-379-4114 ext. 110 • Director: Anne Buonvino Age Groups: 3rd – 8th grade Academic half day camp focusing on reading, writing, math, social studies, art and science. Camp dates: July 13-16; July 20-23; July 27-30; August 3-6. Camp hours: 9am-12noon. Students can sign up for one or more weeks (they do not need to be consecutive weeks). Additional afternoon programs offered.

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Romeo & Juliet and Repertory Selections

Richie Furay Performs-Fundraising Event Richie has been a pioneering force in rock and country music since the 1960’s. A founding member of Buffalo Springfield, Poco, and SHF, he has been an innovator of new musical forms, a great songwriter, and last but definitely not least, provided some of Rock and Roll’s best vocals. Special guests Brewer & Shipley who debuted four decades ago, and are recognized as one of America’s most successful folk-rock duos of the 1970’s. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Aretha Franklin Performs

This retelling of Shakespeare’s classic, Romeo & Juliet, premiered at the Aspen Summer Festival in 1986 with choreographer Johan Renvall in the role of Mercutio and a cast of dancers from ABT. To round out the evening, the company will perform a collection of popular selections from New Jersey Ballet’s extensive repertory. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Known around the world by her first name and as the reigning “Queen of Soul,” 19-time Grammy winner Aretha Franklin is one of the most influential and important voices in the history of American music. 8pm. NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Sunday, March 15 Mahler’s First Symphony: “Titan” Scored for massive orchestra, Mahler’s First Symphony moves effortlessly between intimacy and grandeur, heralding the arrival of a symphonic master. Bernstein’s “Age of Anxiety” combines the best of both genres into a theatrical musical narrative for solo piano and orchestra. Jacques Lacombe Conductor, Kirill Gerstein Piano and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. 3pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Met Opera Rising Stars: Bel Canto Showpieces

Enjoy an afternoon of favorite bel canto showpieces presented by four gifted, up-andcoming artists from the Metropolitan Opera. Soprano Joyce El-Khoury, tenor Matthew Plenk and baritone Nicholas Pallesen will perform excerpts from Verdi’s La Traviata and Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and L’Elisir d’Amore, accompanied by pianist Lachlan Glen. 3pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater,1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

International lvy Summer Enrichment Program Open House Tour the facilities and get your questions answered. Fun activities including racing robots, playing Minecraft, seeing examples of work by our students from last year and speaking with our teachers and counselors. Admission is free. RSVP requested but not required. Noon -3pm. International Ivy Open House at Far Hills, 697 Mine Brook Rd., (Route 202), Far Hills. 908-899-1338.

Summit Symphony Orchestra Performs

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The concert will include “Mediodia en el Llano” by Antonio Estevez, a nocturne that brings the prairie of the title to life, “Chanson de Matin and Chanson de Nuit” by Edward Elgar, originally written for violin and piano and later orchestrated by the conductor, “Ancient Airs and Dances Suite 1#” by Ottorino Respighi, based on dances composed by obscure Italian composers of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries and “Symphony No. 4 in F minor” by Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Conductor Michael Avagliano. Free. 3pm. Summit High School, 125 Kent Place Blvd., Summit.



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Luck O’ the Farm: Farmhands & Housemaids Luck O’ the Farm: Farmhands & Housemaids

Learn about the Irish immigrants who came to the Morristown area, especially those who worked at Fosterfields. Help churn cream into butter, stop by the Carriage House to assist the coachman with chores, ride an open-air wagon around the farm and more. Follow the delicious smells to the kitchen of the Farmhouse, and discover what traditional Irish foods are being prepared in the wood stove. Learn about the Irish culture through dance, crafts, and music. Noon-4pm. Foster Fields Historical Living Farm, Kahdena Rd., Morristown. 973-326-7645.

Frank Noviello Performs

Frank Noviello is a true jazz vocalist adhering to a tradition of swing and spontaneous performance. Frank began studying voice and drama at the age of five and appeared as a child in several offBroadway productions including Macbeth. 7pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Camané / Dead Combo Performs Called “the greatest fadista since Amália Rodrigues and Maria da Fé,” Camané is a leading male fadista of his generation – a musical adventurer and guardian of the Portuguese national soul. Dead Combo (“Lisboa Mulata”), the Portuguese band that reinvented fado, shares the stage. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Monday, March16 The Lunchtime Film Series Presenting the second film in the “Mike Nichols Retrospective” series. Free and open to the public 1pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

2nd Annual Maplewood Ideas Festival The festival features authors, architects, innovators, artists and visionaries. Richard T. Morris, author of the award-winning children’s book “This is a Moose”, and resident of Maplewood will lead families in Word Games With Moose. The Moose will be here to have fun with words, read a few books, and have a laugh out loud good time with language. Ages 3 ½-9 and their parents. 7pm. Maplewood Main Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood. 973-762-1622.

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Piotr Anderszewski Pianist Performs

PREP Caregiver Support Group

“Protecting our Pollinators”

SAGE’s PREP caregiver support group is held monthly for caregivers and is led by a social worker specializing in eldercare. 7–9pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5509.

A program by Ms. Beverly Kazicka asks, ‘Where have all the Bees gone and why”? We hope to educate the public in the need to increase our pollinator population as the alarm is still mounting over honey bees Colony Collapse Disorder and the continuing loss of native Bees and pollinators. The public is invited and light refreshments will be available. Presented by Rolling Hills Garden Club. Reservations required. 12:45pm. Auditorium of the Millburn Free Public, Library, Millburn. 973-376-4508.

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Recognized for the intensity and originality of his interpretations, this highly acclaimed artist comes to South Orange for a special evening of solo piano works just before he performs at Carnegie Hall. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

The festival features authors, architects, innovators, artists and visionaries. Explore the World of Edible Colors with Children’s Book author and illustrator, Maplewoodian Jennifer Vogel Bass. Come play with your food. A delightful discovery of the many shades of fruits and vegetables. An interactive event for kids ages 3½–6. Older children welcome. 4pm. Maplewood Main Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood. 973-762-1622.

“The Pine Hill Project” with Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky

George Thorogood & The Destroyers Perform Celebrating their 40th anniversary with a catalog of iconic hits that includes “Who Do You Love”, “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”, “Bad To The Bone,” and more. 8pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

Thursday, March 19 Book Discussions and Book Talks The Great Books Discussion Group will discuss “On Dreams” by Sigmund Freud. Free and open to the public.10am. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

International Film Festival LE CHEF (2012). A veteran chef faces off against his restaurant group’s new CEO, who wants the restaurant to lose a star from its prestigious Michelin rating, in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy. 84 minutes. Rated PG-13. 1 & 7pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-493.

An amazing co-bill featuring two of today’s most popular touring singer-songwriters. Richard Shindell is a meticulous craftsman of song whose eight studio albums and 2 live recordings have been revered by critics and fans alike. Lucy Kaplansky blends country, folk and pop styles, having the unique ability to make every song she sings sound fresh. Special guests Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Saturday, March 21 Patti LuPone: Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda

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Join Marla Mendelsohn as she demonstrates how to spice up Seder dinner. Menu includes: dried cherry charoset, tri color matzah balls and short cut chicken soup, braised short ribs with chilies, roasted Halibut with farfel, spicy carrot puree and chocolate almond tort with chocolate marble glaze. 11m-2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Friday, March 20 The Zeigfeld Girl Lecture

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By Marty Schneit. Mr Schneit will speak about the Zeigfeld Follies, which ran from 19071931, Fanny Brice, Ruth Etting and popular songs of the time such as “My Man”, “Secondhand Rose” and “Ten Cents a Dance.” Free and open to the public. 2pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

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Patti LuPone performs songs from musicals which she could have played, should have played, did play and will play. The list of shows includes Hair, Bye, Bye Birdie, Funny Girl, West Side Story and Peter Pan and, of course, from her Tony Award winning performances in Evita and Gypsy. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown.973-539-8008.

Jack and the Beanstalk Musical This musical adaptation is a rollicking retelling of the classic fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk. Join the modern-day hero as he uses his imagination to become the famous character Jack from the book he is reading. 2pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Nature Discovery Days for Kids

La Cinémathèque Film Club: Renowned Japanese Film Makers Cinémathèque Film Club screenings feature classic films by renowned foreign filmmakers. The events are led by educator, artist, and filmmaker Gerard Amsellem who provides introductions and commentary in addition to leading post-screening discussions. 2pm. The Loft at SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Scholarship Competition Explanation, activities and time on the trail will all be a part of this 1 1/2 hour program. Ages 6 and up drop off or parents/grandparents/caregivers are welcome to stay with younger children. March program: Tracks and Scat: Learn which animals are active in the winter by finding what they leave behind. 9:30am. Call to register. Schiff Nature Preserve, 339 Pleasant Valley Rd., Mendham. 973-543-6004.

Sunday, March 22 Fancy Nancy Musical When it comes to being fancy, Nancy believes more is better. From her tiara to her sparkly shoes, she’s out to teach her family a thing or two about being fancy. Ages 4-12. 1:30 & 4pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Suburban Music Study Club will hold its annual Scholarship Competition. The public is invited to be entertained by talented young musicians from around the state of NJ. 2pm. Chase Room of the Madison Library, 10 Keep St., Madison. Free.

International lvy Summer Enrichment Program Open House Tour the facilities and get your questions answered. Fun activities including racing robots, playing Minecraft, seeing examples of work by our students from last year and speaking with our teachers and counselors. Admission is free. RSVP requested but not required. Noon -3pm. International Ivy Open House at Chatham, 700 Shunpike Rd., Chatham. 908-899-1338. (continued on page 30)

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The festival featurs authors, architects, innovators, artists and visionaries. A highlight of the Festival will be world-renowned architects Richard Meier and Peter Eisenman, in conversation. Meier’s achievements include the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona. Among many worldwide projects, Eisenman designed the University of Phoenix Stadium, which hosted this year’s Super Bowl, and the Berlin Holocaust Memorial. Both are graduates of Columbia High School. 7pm. Registration required. Columbia High School, 17 Parker Ave., Maplewood. www.deasfestival

Mendham Borough Historical Society Presentation Kathleen Galop, Esq., will present the narrated slide presentation entitled “ The Olmsted Historic Landscape Legacy in New Jersey.” Frederick Law Olmsted came to Newark in 1867 to select a site for America’s first County Park – Branch Brook Park. The Olmsted legacy in landscaping and design is present today in various NJ locations such as area County Park systems, the grounds at Fairleigh Dickinson and Lawrenceville School, Trenton, and Westfield among others. Business meeting at 7:30pm; program at 7:45pm. Garabrant Center, 4 Wilson St, Mendham.

Wednesday, March 25 “The Garden State in Bloom” Program Exhibit by photographer and author Walter Choroszewski. Showcasing 66 public gardens of the Garden State, the program features beautiful images from his award-winning book, as well as history and facts about each location, and commentary from recent visits to his favorite NJ garden spots. Open to the public. Presented by The Gardeners of Wagner Farm Arboretum. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 725 Mountain Ave., Berkeley Heights. 908-322-6248.

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This support group provides an opportunity for caregivers, families and friends to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, share their feelings and concerns, and support each other in coping with the effects of the disease. Held monthly on the fourth Tuesday. 10am. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

Join chef Rick Rodgers and watch as he demonstrates luscious Easter desserts. Menu includes fresh coconut layer cake, chocolate Babka with quick danish dough, Viennese strawberry cream torte, Hungarian biscuits (pogasca), savory mushroom braid. 6:309:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

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The Newark Arts Council will honor former Governor Thomas H. Kean, as the patriarch and patroness of the arts in New Jersey, especially to Newark. This annual fundraiser has a cocktail reception at 6pm at NJPAC with dinner to follow at NICO. NICO, NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-643-1625.

This month the library will be discussing The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown.1pm. All are is welcome to attend. You may reserve a copy of the book at the Reference Desk. Chatham Library, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

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Laura Hawkins, MSW, LSW, Alzheimer’s Association, will be present a program that is designed to help families have purposeful conversations about dementia and related topics. 6pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

Thursday, March 26 Fish and Chips Dinner The group’s members are all Roman Catholic priests. Father Eugene O’Hagan, Father Martin O’Hagan, and Father David Delargy hail from Northern Ireland, where they began singing together as students at St MacNissi’s College. The trio later trained for the priesthood at the Irish College in Rome, and it was during this time that they were invited to sing for the Pope in the sacred liturgy. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Chatham-Madison Kiwanis will hold its 39th annual Fish and Chips Dinner for the benefit of community organizations and scholarships. Dinners will include tomato juice, fish or chicken and chips, cooked in “heart-healthy” canola oil, coleslaw, rolls, desert and coffee, tea or milk. Sit-down service will start at 5:30 and continue until 7:15pm. Take-out service will be offered from 4:307:15pm. Magician Simon Mandal will entertain tables with hilarious ‘micro magic’ throughout the night. Tickets available at the door. Cafeteria of Chatham High School, 255 Lafayette Ave., Chatham Township. (continued on page 32)

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Herb Alpert and Lani Hall Perform

Best known for his string of sensational, pop music hits in the 1960s with the Tijuana Brass, eight-time Grammy®-winning jazz icon Herb Alpert presents a very special performance with his wife, internationally renowned singer, Lani Hall. The pair performs everything from classic Cole Porter to spicy Brazilian jazz in unique arrangements that merge Alpert’s expressive tone with Hall’s emotional voice in a performance you won’t soon forget. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

2nd Annual Maplewood Ideas Festival

Program on Passover lore

The festival features authors, architects, innovators, artists and visionaries. Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno, Emmy-nominated, award winning, husband-and-wife filmmakers, will screen their new film, Love and Arguments. This is a film festival of fiction shorts; urban love stories that tackle truth, commitment, stereotypes, and morality, including some contemporary interpretations of stories by Jane Austen, Henry James, and Edith Wharton. 7pm. Maplewood Main Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood. 973-762-1622.

Hirschhorn presenter Chaim Lauer will speak about Bubbe Meisses and relate some of them to Passover lore. Programs begin with lunch at 12:30pm and program at 1pm. Call Lois with the lunch order of your choice. Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Ave., Millburn. 973-533-1809.

“Roadshow Evening of Appraisals” The Chatham Historical Society is hosting its second major fundraiser featuring John Nye where guests can find out if their possession is a valuable treasure. Mayor Bruce A Harris will be the honoree. Proceeds will support the collection of photographs, documents and artifacts of the Society and will help to better preserve and share these precious items for generations to come. 6:30pm drinks, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. 7:20pm appraisals to begin. Morris County Golf Club, 36 Punchbowl Rd., Morristown.

Friday, March 27 The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields One of the finest chamber orchestras in the world, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields is renowned for its polished and refined sound, rooted in outstanding musicianship. Featuring Jeremy Denk on piano, winner of a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship and the 2014 Avery Fisher Prize. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Library Underground Adult Open Mic Night Poets, authors and musicians, age 17 and up, are encouraged to share their talents with the public and fellow artists. Performers are on a first-come first-served basis and have 15 minutes to demonstrate their craft. Microphones and speakers supplied. Refreshments will be served. 7pm. Chatham Library, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

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JOSHUA BELL PERFORMS Pathways Dragon Boat Team Meeting Now in its 8th season, the team consists of women who are currently in treatment or who are longer term cancer survivors. Beginning April 20, the team will practice at Lake Parsippany on Mondays, 6-7:15pm. Both new and returning paddlers are invited to come and learn more about this exhilarating sport—no experience is necessary. Call for more info and to register. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242 ext 154.

Leon Russel Performs

Leon Russell is a Rock N’Roll Hall of Famer who has been performing his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for over 50 years. Leon led the famous Joe Cocker’s ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ tour and performed with George Harrison and Friends at the Concert for Bangladesh. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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Joshua Bell Performs His restless curiosity, passion, and multi-faceted musical interests have earned him the rare title of “classical music superstar.” Recently named the Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Bell is the first person to hold this post since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958. 8pm. bergenPAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

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Piano Prodigy to Perform Leonid Nediak, an 11 year concert pianist who won the Gold Medal at the 2014 International Young Gifted Musicians Festival “Passion of Music”, has been playing since he was four years old, studying under several renowned pianists in Canada. Desserts and beverages served. 6:30 and the concert at 7:30. Madison Community House, 25 Cook Ave., Madison. 973-377-0244.

Saturday, March 28 Mike Super Performs Magic & Illusion Mike’s production is more than just illusions, it’s a journey featuring laughter, intrigue, danger, fear, wonder that will give you a whole new attitude toward magic. 3 & 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Forbidden Broadway Production

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‘A Night in the Garden’

Featuring outrageous costumes, hilarious rewrites of the songs you know, and dead-on impressions by a stellar cast. Whether you’re a seasoned theatre-goer or new to Broadway, Forbidden Broadway is your one-stop ticket to nonstop laughs. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is set to host it’s annual For Art’s Sake event with “A Night in the Garden: Art Auction & Gala”. Proceeds from the Gala will support the Art Center’s mission of bringing art and people together. 7:30pm. On Sunday Mar, 29 an open house community event will be a unique celebration of art and community. Open to all, featuring different art workshops and demonstrations. Entertainment will be provided by Segunda Quimbamba, there will also be kid-friendly fare from a variety of food vendors. Noon-3pm. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121 x217.

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Before he passed away, blues giant Magic Slim told his son Shawn to carry on. Shawn was already performing, as an artist in his own right and also as a member of his father’s band, The Teardrops. 6:30pm. E-mail to order tickets Pay at door, no credit cards. Ukrainian American Cultural Center, 60 North Jefferson Rd., Whippany.

Spring Exhibit Speaker Series

The Simon Show Famous magician Simon Mandal will present an hour of hilarious family entertainment. Sponsored by Chatham-Madison Kiwanis Club, this delightful show will mystify and delight children 4 and up, and adults. The show combines dazzling magic with hilarious family-friendly comedy. Tickets are available at the door. Chatham United Methodist Church, 460 Main St., Chatham.

Shawn Holt— Passing The Torch

Join chef Bonnie Laspina and participate in cooking a fun “barnyard” dinner. Menu includes pigs in a blanket, moo juice, chicken feed, animal cupcakes. Ages 3-5 w/adult. 10-11:30am. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

This spring Macculloch Hall Historical Museum (MHHM) presents a speaker series related to the current exhibits on display at the museum, on the last Sunday of the month, thru June. Bill Styple will speak about “Writing & Fighting the Civil War” Soldier Letters to the New York Sunday Mercury. 4:30pm. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-538-2404 ext. 15.

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At the Lester Senior Housing Community, seniors keep both their minds and bodies active amid beautiful surroundings. They enjoy elegant dining and have easy access to shopping, entertainment and nightlife. Most importantly, they are part of a dynamic community.

New Jersey Regenerative Institute specializes in the treatment of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system using the most effective non-surgical procedures available. One treatment option we provide to patients are the family of Regenexx® procedures. We also utilize the next generation “Platelet Rich Plasma/(PRP),” as well as other treatments. Whether you need to get back to previous athletic activities or be restored to your former function, our goal is to improve your quality of life after injury.

Lester Senior Housing Community

New Jersey Regenerative Institute

903-905 Route 10 East, Whippany, NJ 973-929-2725

197 Ridgedale Ave, Suite 210, Cedar Knolls 973-998-8309



At the Silverstrom Group, there is nothing they value more than the trust their patients place in their skills. They understand that you have countless choices when it comes to selecting a dental practice, which is why they go above and beyond to earn your confidence.

The Silverstrom Group

580 S Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-992-3990

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Scott Spiro is a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery of the breast, body contouring, facial aesthetic surgery, face and body fat grafting, non-surgical facial rejuvenation by Botox and cosmetic fillers, non-surgical fat reduction by Coolsculpting, and breast cancer reconstruction.

Spiro Plastic Surgery Scott A. Spiro, MD

101 Old Short Hills Road, Suite 510 West Orange 973-736-5907 •

The Connection, a non-profit organization, is your place to stay fit and stay connected with 144 different programs and services offered, including a new, fully-equipped fitness center, adult group fitness classes, 5 lane swimming pool, gymnastic facility, outstanding performing arts/dance programs and parent/child classes.

The Connection for Women & Families

79 Maple St, Summit 908-273-4242 •

Senior Care

Since 1954, SAGE has been helping make your community an amazing place to age. Our professionals offer a variety of programs and services to area residents that are designed to help older adults lead the most independent and active lives possible. We can help you determine what support will provide the most comfort – Because your home is a great place to age!

SAGE Eldercare

290 Broad Street, Summit • 908-598-5555

Women’s Services

Vein Treatment

The Vein Institute was the first in New Jersey devoted exclusively to the diagnosis and treatment of varicose and spider veins. Its top rated doctors are board certified Vascular surgeons/teachers and are considered experts in this specialty, using innovative, minimally-invasive procedures.

The Vein Institute of New Jersey at the Cardiovascular Care Group Clifton, Morristown, Springfield, Shrewsbury, Princeton, Landing and Westfield 973-291-1987 •

March 2015

Take the first step toward improving your life! The NCJW Center for Women is a resource for all women and children. Their professional staff and trained volunteers provide life skills, independence, self-esteem, and career opportunities. Diversified workshops, computer classes, financial and legal guidance, career services, and peer support are available.

NCJW/Essex Center for Women 70 So. Orange Ave, Suite 120, Livingston 973-994-4994 •



Always Begin with an Open Mind One of my favorite quotes is by Mark Twain;

“ Ignorance and confidence and then success is sure.”


n the beginning, one of my first clients as an agent was eighttime world champion skateboarder, Andy Macdonald. I was pitching his autobiography. He received over 30 rejection letters from publishers because they felt skateboarders didn’t read books and the market was too small at the time. I could have passed on the project, but there was something unique and special about Andy that kept me going. He wasn’t from California. He grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and didn’t drink or do drugs. He didn’t have any tattoos or anything else resembling the stereotypical skateboarder at the time. At one of his competitions, he gave a signed skateboard to one of the first kids that came up to him and showed him his library card. Nobody does that. I finally sold his book to a large New York publishing house titled, Dropping in with Andy Mac, with an introduction by Tony Hawk. The book was released at the same time as one of the Harry Potter books. When I asked the public relations manager at the publisher why Andy wasn’t getting any signings they told me the stores were too busy with Harry Potter promotions and it would be better to wait. In publishing, the first three months are critical to get sell through in the stores and online. I picked up the phone to call five

different bookstores and asked the manager if they would like Andy MacDonald to come in for a book signing. I reviewed all of Andy’s unique traits and valuable insights he could impart on these kids. All five bookstores said yes.

Barry Farber

There are times when knowing nothing about a subject and being an absolute beginner has a definite advantage. When you become an “expert” at something, you get set in your ways. It is difficult to learn new techniques or to be open to creative suggestions. It’s easier just to follow the old worn path. The beginner has no path to follow. He must make his own way, make her own mistakes, and forge his own successes. The expert sees the limits; the beginner sees the possibilities. Every action we take should be a rebirth. We should not forget the lessons we’ve learned from experience, but we should also not shut out that seeking, searching, curious child’s mind that is amazed by every new turn in the road.

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.” -Shunryu Suzuki

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


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Math Tutoring

Test Preparation

Math Enrichment

Homework Help

Get ready. Get set. Get ahead. Now enrolling for spring & summer. At Mathnasium, we help kids in grades 2 through 12 reach their potential in math by teaching in a way that makes sense to them. Kids leap way ahead – whether they started out struggling with math or already top of the class. We make math make sense.

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