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MAY 2015

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What Project Would You Take on If Time Were Not a Factor?




Play golf. A LOT!

I’d like to repaint furniture.

—Jim Geiser, Madison

—Marie Martz, Morristown







I would like to do something that would give me a lot of free time like traveling, tourism.

Photography. Just as a hobby. —Erin Zanotti, Madison


—Andrea Herrera, Madison






If I had more time I’d like to go out and play golf.

I’d drive cross country. —Sue Harrison, Flanders

—Kurt Hall, Millburn

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I would work on my property, sprucing up my garden. —Brian Johnson, Madison

I would take photography classes. I just got an Olympus EM-5. —Cary Miller, Madison

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In The Vicinity Exciting News and Happenings Around the Area.


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Students Participate in Opening for Hong Kong Dance Company

ach time you visit Home Again Design, you will find beautiful, one-of-a-kind home furnishings that you won’t find anywhere else. As if the store wasn’t special enough, it now hosts a Designer Series to showcase local design professionals and manufacturer representatives. The events began as a way to give back to loyal customers and attract and welcome new devotees. “We have found that our Designer Series events are growing in popularity because our customers truly desire to be empowered and knowledgeable about design,” states owner Kathy Collier. The events are held six times a year, after hours in the store and are free of charge. New design and resources are taught and explained in a relaxing and social environment where refreshments are served. All in attendance have the luxury of sitting on the beautiful showroom pieces. Current and potential clients will recognize the expertise of Home Again Design through these event nights. The next Designer Series night is Wednesday, May 6 from 7 to 9 pm at Home Again Design in New Providence. Interior designer and TV personality, Courtney Cachet, will be the guest speaker. Home Again Design is located at 1330 Springfield Avenue in New Providence. To register for the series call 908-4848800 or email: info@home Visit their website at www.HomeAgain


hirty-five students from the HudsonWay Immersion School (HWIS) ranging in age from 4 to 12 years had the honor of chanting the opening ballad in Mandarin Chinese on stage at Lincoln Center’s David Koch Theater. This took place immediately prior to the Hong Kong Dance Company’s final performance of “The Legend of Mulan” during the Company’s first engagement outside of China. Children throughout China study the ballad, written in a 5th century A.D. classical poetic form called “yue-fu.” This poem eulogizes the story of Mulan, a young girl who dresses as a man to fight for her country in place of her father. Sharon Huang, founder of HWIS, remarked after the performance, “I was so impressed with the ability of the children to stay focused and perform flawlessly in front of a packed house!” The HudsonWay Immersio School is located at 587 Springfield Avenue in Summit and 175 Riverside Boulevard in New York. They can be contacted by calling 908-5988088 or visiting

Kings Food Markets Partners with Grow It Green Morristown


ings Food Markets has been a supporter of Grow It Green on making fresh, local food accessible, educating the community on Morristown for several years and is now taking the next step healthy habits and providing green spaces. to assist the organization with collaborative projects centered Through its Act Against Hunger Initiative, Kings has donated more than 100,000 pounds of food to the community for those in need. With six stores in Morris County, including the newly renovated space right in Morristown, Kings will partner with Grow It Green Morristown on several platforms, including in-store, social media and volunteer opportunities. “We are very proud to work with Grow It Green Morristown to provide fresh, local produce to the community while educating them on healthy eating habits and how to be self-sufficient, as part of our Act Against Hunger Initiative,” said Judy Spires, president and CEO of Kings Food Markets. Grow It Green Morristown has donated more than 5,500 pounds of fresh, local produce to those in need within its community. The organization also has provided opportunities for community members to buy food at-cost, and grow their own food, making it more accessible for all.


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Designers Transform the Space for a Classic Coffee Shop


nterior designers Nina Karamallis, Jihan Tannous and Aileen Gutch of British Home Emporium of Madison designed the new Boxwood Coffee Shop located in the heart of downtown Summit at 17 Beechwood Avenue.

Robinwood Supports the Environment

We will have the pleasure of sponsoring a home in benefit of the Great Swamp Watershed Association’s 2nd Annual Home & Garden Tour Fundraiser. The kitchen we completed features Conestoga custom cabinetry in a beautiful antique distressed finish. The historic home displays a mix of styles and materials unique to the homeowners. Our very own Rebecca Mahoney will be at the home on May 20th from 10am-3pm to answer visitors’ questions. Please come out and support of one of New Jersey’s most respected environmental nonprofit organizations!

The designers were privileged to work closely with owners Erin and Steve Bellamy on the realization of their vision for a classic coffee shop that brings to Summit the vibe of Steve's hometown of London. By removing existing walls and ceiling, they created an open and airy and space, exposing brick and appointing the interior with materials that make the shop classic and modern. The coffee shop specializes in high quality coffee and teas complimented by an assortment of pastries and is open Sunday-Wednesday from 6am-8pm and Thursday-Saturday 6am-6pm. The British Home Emporium store is located at 91 Main Street in Madison. Visit their website at or call 973-443-0303 for more information about their design team.

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Friday, May 1 Wayne Brady “It’s My Line” Tour Emmy-winning funnyman Wayne Brady, best known from “Whose Line is It Anyway” and host of TV’s Let’s Make a Deal performs an evening of hilarious improvisational comedy and music. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Amy Kahn Russell Trunk Show From the Amy Kahn Russell collection, come see fabulous necklaces, bracelets, pins and earrings, including tons of clipons, exotic stones and materials from all over the world. Special savings. You won’t want to miss this CBL FINE ART event. Runs thru May 10. CBL FINE ART, 459 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973 736-7776.

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From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA Join NASA’s engineers as they design, test, and launch today’s hottest missions into space. Witness the enormity of the new James Webb Space Telescope, the intensity of Goddard Space Flight Center’s testing facilities, and the excitement of the New Horizons mission to Pluto. From blueprint to blastoff, experience how unmanned space flight is pushing the frontiers of human exploration to the very edges of the universe. Ages 10 and up. Wed-Fri at 2pm and Sat and Sun at 2 & 4pm thru June 21. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6529.

Prudential Hall Summer Songs Beach Party 8-11pm. Refreshments included. The Minstrel, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489.

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2015 Golf Invitational & 50/50 Cash Raffle To benefit the programs and services at Clara Maass Medical Center. The drawing will be held at 7:30pm on Monday, May 11 at the Clara Maass Medical Center Golf Invitational at Montclair Golf Club, featuring former NY Giant David Diehl. 10am registration, 11am12:15pm brunch, 12:30pm shotgun start and 6pm cocktail reception and dinner. Winners of raffle need not be present. For info, call Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation at 973-450-2277. Visit www.claramaassfoundation. to enter. Montclair Golf Club, 25 Prospect Ave., West Orange.

Travel Dialogs: The Photographs of Jay Seldin

Jay has over thirty years experience as a professional exhibiting photographer, teacher of photography, Abobe PhotoShop, and Adobe LightRoom. Seldin is the principal photographer at Digital Edge Photography Studios in Montclair, and also owns and operates CPE Photo Workshops LLC, Montclair. Runs thru June 12. Artist reception: May 8, 6:308:30pm. 70 South Gallery, 70 South St., Morristown. 973-744-1946.

The Sketch Comedy Show Free. 7pm. William Paterson University’s Hobart Hall Martini Conference Room, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-720-2371.



The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Special concert “Summer Songs Beach Party”. Refreshments included. 8-11pm. The Minstrel, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489

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The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes


In this highly anticipated premiere at NJPAC, fans of The Princess Bride join the heroic Westley (actor Cary Elwes) in a behind-thescenes look at life on and off the set of the classic film. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Helping Inner-City Teens Reach Educational Goals Lecture Student/Partner Alliance (S/ PA) has helped over 1,750 lowincome Newark area teens get a strong academic and valuesbased education through a combination of scholarship and mentoring. Reception and lecture on “The Challenge of Inner-City Education and the Impact of Mentoring on the Future of our Children”. Wine and hors d’oeuvre reception starts at 6:30pm, with the lecture 7:15. Free. Visual Arts Center of NJ, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-522-0405. RSVP

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Cinco De Mayo in Santa Fe Cooking Class Join chef Blake Swihart and participate in cooking this festive meal. Menu includes spicy pepitas, roasted corn & mushroom quesadillas, chilled tomatillo soup, grilled fish tacos with mango salsa, baked chicken with pumpkin seed mole, cilantro rice and chocolate avocado mousse. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. (continued on page 10)

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Royals & Regalia: Inside The Palaces of Nigeria’s Monarchs

Women’s Workshop May programs are: Contemplating divorce?; Targeting the job for you; Job search strategies; Your financial opinions; and Learning to say no when you have to: Communicating honestly but nicely. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap Perform Gary Puckett and the Union Gap was one of the most successful musical groups of the sixties. Gary’s unmistakable signature voice garnered six consecutive gold records and top ten Billboard hits. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Presenting 40 visually stunning portraits from a new series by acclaimed Nigerian photographer George Osodi. They provide audiences with a rare and intimate look inside Nigeria’s palaces and throne rooms, capturing the personalities of the rulers, the splendor of their dress, and the details of their settings. Runs thru Aug 9. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6529.

RISE Workshops (Reaching Into Self-Empowerment) Women learn how to achieve goals of employment, economic self-sufficiency, or healthy relationships. May programs are: Goal getting; Transforming fear; and Positive self-affirmations. Please inquire about reduced fees and waivers. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Rajas, Wrestlers & Renunciants Portraits from Asia

Bejeweled Indian princes, muscled Japanese sumo wrestlers, stately Chinese and Korean scholars and shaven-headed Tibetan, Japanese, Korean and Philippine monks. These are just a few of the types of portraits highlighted in the latest thematic rotation located within the Newark Museum’s twenty permanent galleries devoted to the arts of Asia. More than thirty works, many never before placed on view. Ongoing. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6529.

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

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Saturday, May 2 Michael Franks with Raul Midón Perform Sensual singer Michael Franks (“The Lady Wants to Know”) and singer-guitarist Raul Midón (“State of Mind”) meet onstage in a gentle and witty celebration of romance. 5 & 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Ballet Performance

Complexions Contemporary Ballet will perform the New Jersey premiere of Innervisions set to the music of Stevie Wonder. Founded in 1994 by two former Alvin Ailey members, Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden, Complexions’ groundbreaking mix of methods, styles, cultures has created an entirely new and exciting vision of human movement over the past decade-and-a-half. 7:30pm. Kean University’s Wilkins Theatre, 1000 Morris Ave., Union. 908-737- 7469.





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“Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation” This Smithsonian traveling exhibition details the history of Indian Americans and their contributions to the United States from the 1700s to the present. The Morristown presentation of “Beyond Bollywood” will be complimented by an installation featuring twentieth century paintings by Indian American artists, a display showcasing Indian textiles and costumes, and a variety of programs and events. Runs thru July 12. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

Walnut Street Fair The 3rd “Welcome to Walnut Street” fair will showcase all the neighborhood has to offer— great food, addicting doughnuts, amazing coffee, Bubble Tea, super shops, the weekly Farmers market and more. In addition to businesses, there will be local vendors, food trucks, the YMCA of Montclair healthy Kids Day, live music, lots of kids activities and much more. 11am-4pm. Walnut St., Montclair from Forest St., to the train station. (continued on page 12)

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Shredder Day Fundraiser

Vintage Costume Jewelry Show

Bring as many bags and boxes as you need—old bills, cancelled checks and other sensitive documents—and watch as the shredder truck safely disposes them. All proceeds will benefit the Library’s extensive community programs and services. 9-2pm. The Mendham Township Library, 2 West Main St., Mendham. 973-543-4018.

Showcasing vintage accessories with lots of color. Large, glitzy brooches, necklaces, earrings and bracelets, all made with rhinestones, plastics, wood and shells will be available. Free. 9am–1pm. Sparta Avenue Stage, 10 Sparta Ave., Sparta. 201-213-2146.

Zula Patrol 2: Down To Earth

Cross Estate Gardens Plant Sale Featuring plants from the shady native plant garden and from the sunny walled garden. In addition to perennials, there will be a selection of small trees and shrubs. 9am-1pm. Cross Estate Gardens, 61C Jockey Hollow Rd., Bernardsville.

Guitarfest 2015 Festivities begin at 11am with a performance by William Paterson University guitar students. At 1:30pm, flute/guitar duo Tia Roper-Gabriel Handy will present a program. 3pm William Paterson faculty member Paul Meyers will share ideas on how to create great-sounding, playable arrangements for solo guitar. Anna Mnich will conduct a master class from 4:30-6:30pm and perform at 8pm. William Paterson University, Hobart Manor, 300 Pompton Ave., Wayne. 201-928-1641.

Third Annual Morristown Art Walk This one day event showcases area artists where they will exhibit and sell their work celebrating the arts in the community. There will be maps available and is a family friendly event. 11am-5pm. South St., between Elm St., and the Morristown Green as well as at studio spaces on neighboring Maple Avenue. 973-285-5115.

Spring Yard Sale Many new and gently used items will be sold at very reasonable prices, including electronics, books, household items, children’s toys, appliances, furniture, tools, and lots of clothing for all ages. There will be a clothing special—Fill a bag for $5. Rain date May 9. 9am-2pm. First Baptist Community Church, 800 Vail Rd., Parsippany. 973-334-6002.


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A routine fossil hunting mission on a rollicking ride into Earth’s past! When the Zula Patrol discovers that the villainous Deliria Delight has been traveling back in time, they must find and catch her, before her actions cause catastrophic consequence. Saturdays & Sundays 1 & 3pm. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

Swingin’ Tern Contra Dances Caller Dave Rupp and band Squeezology promise a lively evening. Sponsored by the Folk Project. No partner necessary. Please carry in clean soft-soled shoes for dancing. Beginners’ workshop at 7:30pm. 8-11pm. Parish House, First Presbyterian Church, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973-295-6864.

New Providence Historical Society Craft Fair and Sale Come see the wonderful collection of items for sale by the vendors. “Bubby” the clown will join us again this year. Enjoy Pizza, and baked goods from our volunteers. 9am-3pm. Rain date May 9. The Saltbox” Museum, 1350 Springfield Ave., New Providence. 908-463-41038

Judy Collins Performs Judy’s impressive career has spanned more than 50 years. The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.


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Zhang Conducts Mozart & Brahms Xian Zhang returns to the podium to lead the NJSO in a delectable program. Brahms’ heartfelt Double Concerto puts Concertmaster Eric Wyrick and Principal Cello Jonathan Spitz in the starring roles, while the NJSO winds shine in Strauss’ charming Serenade. Mozart’s 39th is one of his last and greatest symphonies; from its stately opening to its vibrant finale, it gives voice to the composer’s deepest thoughts and emotions. 3pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. This spirited show recreates one of the famous “Summit at the Sands” nights, when a swingin’, ring-a-ding group known as The Rat Pack created hipster legend with a free-wheeling, no-holds-barred nightclub act that starred Vegas’ four favorite sons: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin and Joey Bishop. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

20th Annual Plant Sale This not-to-be-missed event offers a wide selection of trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, herbs, and vegetables and you can have all your gardening questions answered by the experts. Also May 3, 9am-3pm. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morristown.

Music and Dance Concert, Spring 2015 Spring Choral Concert, Rutgers University Chorus, John Floreen, conductor. 3pm. St. Mary’s Abbey Church, 528 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark. 973-353-5263.

12th Annual Fun Day The Kevin J. Hannaford Sr. Foundation, Inc. invites you for an afternoon of family fun for everyone at a “Beach Bash.” The day will include children’s activities, boardwalk food and games, music and auction. The Foundation contributes to the educational and enrichment needs of children who suffer the loss of a parent to death. 2:30-6:30pm. Basking Ridge Country Club, 185 Madisonville Rd., Basking Ridge. (continued on page 14)

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The Jungle Book Join young Mowgli as he learns the “laws of the jungle” in this time-honored adventure story. With the help of friends like Bagheera, the black panther, and Baloo, the lovable bear, Mowgli learns about friendship and survival. Ages 3 & up. 2pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Spring Meet Car Show

“A Walk to Beautiful” Documentary Screening Benefit “A Walk to Beautiful” tells the story of five women in Ethiopia suffering from devastating childbirth injuries their journey to a special hospital in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. Organized by 8th grade student Greta Leary Morgan, to raise awareness and funds for women suffering from obstetric fistulas in Africa, there will be a benefit screening of the feature documentary “A Walk to Beautiful” followed by Q&A with director Mary Olive Smith. Ticket proceeds and contributions will be donated to The Fistula Foundation,, in support of the International Day to End Fistula, May 23. The Film Society of Summit at MONDO, 426 Springfield Ave., Summit.

Waterworks Artists Show The NJ Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) will hold its 64th Annual Spring Meet Car Show. It is open to all cars 1990 and earlier with AACA style judging for all classes. Also, there is a flea market, car corral, and food. 9-3pm. Automatic Switch, 50 Hanover Rd., Florham Park. 908-755-4266.

Waterworks is a diverse group of artists who met seven years ago at the NJ School of Visual Arts under the direction of W. Carl Burger. After the departure of their mentor it was decided to continue meeting weekly to inspire their creative talents. As a result, the group will be holding a show thru May.Opening reception today from 2:15 to 4pm. The public is invited to attend. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

Gaelen Gallery East Art Exhibits Gaelen juried Art Show award winners, Amy Becker (photography) and Laurie Kalb (mixed media). Arts/Theater Lobby and Roland Exhibition Center, Betty McGeehan (sculpture). Thru June 21. Steiner Court and Steiner Court Showcases, Endless Pursuits paintings and ceramics by adult school JCC school of the arts. Thru Aug 23. JCC Metro West, Leon & Toby Cooperman Building, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-530-3414.

Lovey Bunny: Montclair Author Kristine A. Lombardi Lovey Bunny is the happiest little girl around. She loves just about everything—her family, art, watching her mama make things, and especially playing dress-up. But when she borrows Mama Rabbit’s new dress without asking and ruins it, Lovey Bunny learns that not everything always goes as planned. Registration required. Ages 3-8.3pm. The Montclair Public Library, 3rd floor, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

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Art Exhibit Lakeside Art Studio, the working studio of artist Dannielle Mick, holds an exhibition that include works from her students. An artists’ reception will take place on May 3, 6-8pm. The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibition will include works from 40 students in various media and style. Runs thru June 9. The Art Upstairs Gallery, Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Flute and Cello Chamber Music Concert Farmstead Arts will present a chamber concert of music performed by flutist Soo-Kyung Park and cellist Sean Katsuyama. Attendees will also have the opportunity of seeing the Member Art Show, which will open with a reception on the same day at 1pm. 4pm. Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead, 450 King George Rd., Basking Ridge.

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Mariachi master Jóse Hernàndez and his Sol De Mexico have a biography and history as rich and colorful as Mariachi music itself. No one else on the Mariachi music scene navigates classical, pop, jazz, swing and Broadway tunes with such grace. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Tuesday, May 5 An Evening with Ira Glass— Reinventing Radio Ira Glass, creator of This American Life and editorial advisor for Serial, talks about pushing broadcast journalism to do things it doesn’t usually do. Glass recreates stories from the program, combining his narration with pre-taped quotes and music. He also plays funny and memorable moments from the show, and what was behind their creation. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Create a Personal Information Portal (PIP) An interactive program presenting the life of Frederick Law Olmsted, the co-designer of NYC’s Central Park, in words, images and song. Features tenor William Dembaugh singing songs as Frederick Law Olmsted along with music videos about Olmsted’s life. Performance will be signed by an ASL interpreter. Ages 10-Adult. 3pm. New Providence Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311.

Monday, May 4 Gentle Chair Yoga Class for older adults. Meets weekly on Mondays. 11:30am12:30pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

Director, Karen Brodsky will present a workshop that will instruct you how to view all your personal tech tools in one online portal. You will be able to access your email accounts, electronic lists, listserves, and calendars in one easy to manage interface that you can create in less than 15 minutes. 1pm. Call or visit the web to sign up. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.



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A free concert featuring the Seton Hall University Orchestra. Presented by the Seton Hall University Arts Council. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. (continued on page 16)



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Tai Chi

Fun-to-be-Fit Exercise Class

Tai Chi is a series of precise flowing movements that develop balance, strength, flexibility, focus, endurance and calmness. Meets weekly on Tuesdays. 11:30am12:45pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

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.

Story Time Enjoy an interactive early literacy program including stories, puppets, songs, musical instruments, and dancing. Make new friends and do a craft. All ages are welcome to attend. 10:30am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Mendham Township Library, 2 West Main St., Mendham. 973-543-4018.

Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Timothy Henderson, MD, a sport medicine fellowship trained and board certified orthopaedic surgeon with the Joint Institute at Saint Barnabas, will discuss the benefits of Anterior Hip Replacement, a minimally invasive approach to hip surgery. Free, registration required. 6:30pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at the Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-322-5620.

“Music in May” This spring take a break and listen to some of the area’s most talented musicians for the “Music in May” lunchtime concert series. 12:15pm. Also May 13, 20 27. Veterans Courthouse, 50 West Market St., Newark.

Thursday, May 7 Pink Martini Performs Pink Martini cuts across the genres of pop, jazz and classical to celebrate the world’s musical diversity with a hypnotic sound that transcends cultures and languages. Enjoy an evening of music that soothes, music that grooves and music that’s just pure fun. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Table to Table’s Annual Dinners of Distinction

Connie Dwyer Breast Center Spring Luncheon This year’s speaker is Eva Lesko Natiello author of “The Memory Box”. Proceeds from the luncheon will go to support the mission of the breast center to provide top-quality breast care for all women, regardless of their ability to pay. All are invited. 1:30am-3pm.Registration required. Park Savoy Estate, 236 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park. 973-877-2624.

Know the Skin You’re In Franz O. Smith, MD, a surgical oncologist and melanoma specialist at Saint Barnabas, will speak about skin cancer risk factors, the importance of early detection, and advances in treatment options. Free, registration required. 7pm. Morristown and Morris Township Library, 1 Miller Rd., Morristown. 973-322-5767.

Wednesday, May 6 Organic Farming & Backyard Gardening A talk by Bracco Farms on organic farming and backyard gardening to raise awareness about where our food comes from and demonstrate how small farm growing methods can be adapted to backyard gardening. 6:30pm. Registration required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Gen Y Networking Group Gen Y Networking Group is a forum dedicated to Generation Y young adults interested in job search, networking, and career development. Meetings take place on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7pm. All are welcome to attend. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.


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Four-star chef Michael Romano, will be honored at the Chefs Gala. Top chefs each present a signature course, perfectly paired with fine wines. The evening will feature a fabulous live auction. Dressed in festive attire, with live entertainment by Mark Sganga & Friend. 6:30pm. Alpine Country Club, 80 Anderson Ave, Damarest. 201-923-6638.

An Evening With Leo Kottke Leo Kottke is the legendary, acoustic guitar virtuoso who has developed a cult following of fellow guitarists and fans over the span of a 30-year career. He blends folk, jazz, and blues influences into a signature finger-picked style of syncopated, polyphonic music. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Cocktails & Canvas Join the Art Center for an evening of painting and wine. No previous painting experience needed. A faculty art instructor will guide you step by step in creating your very own masterpiece. Wine and light snacks will be served. 7–9pm. Registration required. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm Street, Summit. 908-273-9121.

Mother’s Day Celebration Children can make home-made gifts for Mother’s Day and enjoy a snack. 4-5pm. Please call or email to register. The Mendham Township Library, 2 West Main St., Mendham. 973-543-4018. email

78th Annual Garden Club and Plant Sale

3-day event: May 7, noon-8pm; May 8, 8am-8pm; May 9, 8am4pm. Featuring a great selection of perennials, colorful annuals, herbs, and vegetables, plus houseplants, shrubs, and beautiful hanging and decorative baskets. Rain or shine. Maplewood Pool Parking Lot (187 Boyden Ave. off Springfield Ave.), Maplewood. 973-762-4136.

The Imitation Game Screening The film portrays the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing. The nail biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain’s top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II will keep you on the edge of your seat. Programs begin with lunch at 12:30pm and program at 1pm. Call with your lunch order. Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Ave., Millburn. 973-533-1809.

Friday, May 8 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

“Selma” Screening

This biographical film depicts the tumultuous three-month period in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a campaign to demand equal voting rights amidst violent oppression. The March from Selma to Montgomery resulted in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the Civil Rights Movement. 7pm. Refreshments will be served. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

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Artists Exhibit Artists Miriam Stern and Joohyun Pyune will be exhibiting their art in a show called “From Snap to Finish” which refers to the process both artists use in creating their art. Miriam Stern and Joohyun Pyune both use digital printing with traditional printing processes to create their art but the results could not be more different. Opening reception 6-9pm. Runs thru Aug, 28. BrassWorks, 105 Grove Street, Montclair.

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Mother’s Day becomes even more special with NJPAC’s annual engagement of America’s premier modern dance company. 8pm. Also May 9, 8pm & May 10, 3pm. Celebrate Mother’s Day by treating Mom to Ailey tickets and brunch. From 11am-2pm, NICO Kitchen + Bar will feature its popular Mother’s Day Buffet. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 25 Lafayette St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Morning Yoga, Hiking & Meditation at Schiff Experience the complementary benefits of yoga and hiking. Like a moving meditation, both yoga and hiking offer the benefits of clearing and stilling minds while connecting with breath one step and one pose at a time. Rain or shine 9am. Also May: 15th, 22nd, 29th. Register online. Schiff Nature Preserve, 339 Pleasant Valley Rd., Mendham. 973-543-6004. (continued on page 18)

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South Pacific is the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic based on James A. Michener’s Tales of the South Pacific. The show centers on a group of American sailors and Navy nurses stationed in the idyllic South Pacific during World War II, and intertwines the themes of romance, duty, and prejudice. The cast of features a diverse group of actors with many new faces from Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Passaic, Somerset and Union Counties. Show May 8-10 and 15-17th. Fri, Sat, 8pm & Sun, 2pm. Theresa Aprea Theater in the TLC Community Center, 199 Scoles Ave., Clifton. 973-928-7668.

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Celebrate National Public Gardens Day with free lectures featuring authors Nancy Berner and Susan Lowry and the photographs of Gemma Ingalls of Gardens of the Garden State, a glorious photographic tour of the public and private gardens of New Jersey including Presby. The Bloom Room Gift Shop and Iris Plant Sale will open for the weekend. Runs thru May 10. Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-783-5974.

Saturday, May 9 Annual Plant Sale The Florham Park Garden Club will host its annual Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 pmThe sale will feature annuals, perennials, hanging baskets and more — all perfect Mother’s Day gifts. Florham Park Community Center, 111 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park

Free Scavenger Hunt Players will follow a set of clues and solve short puzzles at each site to collect another sort of treasure in the form of game tokens. Tokens can be used to win special prizes at the Pirate King’s event during a free barbecue later in the afternoon.The pirate-themed “treasure” hunt charts a voyage of discovery through the swamp region and along the upper-most reaches of the Passaic River. Stops (“ports o’ call”) will include natural, historical, and cultural treasures located in Morris, Somerset and Union counties. Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Road, Harding. Register at or call 973-38-3500.

National Train Day Train enthusiasts will enjoy the train display, craft and entertainment. And as always rides on the Turtle Back Zoo Train are free with admission. 11am-4pm. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800.

Glen Burtnik’s Summer of Love Concert The Summer of Love Concert focuses on iconic rock music from the period of time generally between the 1967 release of The Beatles revolutionary album Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band and the famous Woodstock Music and Art Festival in 1969. 8pm. William Paterson University’s Shea Center for Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-720-2371. (continued on page 20)



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Couples Night Out Cooking Class

Join chef Diana Albanese and participate in cooking dinner. Menu includes: pan sautéed zucchini, grape tomatoes and pecorino on grilled rustic bread, rigatoni with spicy sopressata and tomato sauce, flat iron steak with mushroom madeira sauce, chicken braised with red wine, salad of roasted sweet potato, bacon and kale and chocolate hazelnut cake. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

South Orange Symphony Concert Symphony concludes its 66th season with their new conductor Susan Haig- presenting music by Debussy, Franck, Glazunov, and Walton. This concert is free of charge, with light refreshment/ reception following. 7:30pm. South Orange Middle School, 70 N. Ridgewood Rd., South Orange. 973 376-6349.

Listen To Your Mother Performance Listen to Your Mother features live readings by local writers on the beauty, the beast, and the barely-rested of motherhood, in celebration of Mother’s Day. 2 & 5pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Beyond Bollywood Family Festival

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Centered on the exhibition “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation,” the festival offers activities for everyone in the family. Demonstrations on sari draping and henna tattooing, participate in a spelling bee, learn about traditional crafts, see an Indian dance performance, watch an Indian Magic Art show, listen to a talk on the history of Indian magic. 11am-4pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

Dr. Brisco shares a unique perspective as a surgeon specializing in obstetrics and gynecology during a time when few women became physicians and even fewer undertook specialties involving surgery. Since retiring, Dr. Brisco has been the author of four books. 10:30am. Registration required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience

Jeff Brown’s beloved children’s book, Flat Stanley, is adapted by Dallas Children’s Theater into a musical comedy about the value of being different. 2pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Jason Bonham, son of Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, has heart and an attitude that Jason himself is happy to explain. He does it for his dad and the great fans of the music he was a part of. 8pm. Also May 10, 8pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973783-9500.

The Art Of Flower Photography Whether photographing flowers in your garden or in a mountain meadow, there are techniques every level of photographer can use to create a photo worth hanging on your wall. Bring your camera for a hands on practice session following the presentation. 10am-12:30pm. Call to register. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

World Series Of Birding Once again Scherman-Hoffman will field teams for the World Series of Birding, the Big Stay and the Century. We invite you for the day or collect pledges to help support the conservation, education, and research goals of NJ Audubon. To register see web. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

Slaid Cleaves Performs Americana singer/songwriter Slaid Cleaves returns to New Jersey’s premier acoustic music venue, The Sanctuary Concerts. Slaid combines rootsy rowdiness with gothic twang, creating a one-of-a-kind folk-country style. He will appear with his band. Standout New York City singer/ songwriter Meg Braun will open. Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, 240 Southern Blvd., Chatham. 973-376-4946.

Shapes in the Sky Show A storytelling series featuring fun myths and legends from around the world and throughout history. The whole family will enjoy the engaging tales told in this program that is perfect for every age.1pm. Longo Planetarium, Community College of Morris, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-328-5076.

Empowering Women. Changing Lives. We offer a safe & affordable place to go for help at the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women. Support Groups • Computer Classes • Workshops Legal & Financial Guidance • Career Services All programs nonsectarian. 70 South Orange Ave. Suite 120 Livingston, NJ 07039 973.994.4994


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Physical Therapists Joel Hirschorn and Dave Mistry from Recovery Physical Therapy in Millburn, offer suggestions for how to work safely and strong in your garden this season. This two-part class begins indoors with an anatomy lesson, and then moves outdoors for demonstrations of how to improve your balance, use a shovel correctly, move a heavy wheelbarrow, and navigate the dangers every gardener faces. 10am. Visit the web to register. Frelinghuysen Arboretum 53 Hanover Rd., Morris Township. 973-326-7600.

At the Mud & Soul Clay Studio, we teach the art of hand building. “This TIme For Clay” Workshop is a great opportunity to see what the studio is all about. You’ll learn something about clay. You’ll feel creative and relaxed and energized. You’ll make something with your own two hands. Participants of this workshop will create a designated project under the guidance of a clay instructor. 1-3pm. Registration required. Mud & Clay Studio, 6 Audrey Place, Unit #2, Fairfield. 973-521-7165.

Tour of the Planets Show Tucked away in a roomy section of the Milky Way is an average star, surrounded by a small collection of eight planets, hundreds of moons, and uncountable asteroids and comets. They just appear as tiny specks from far away, but in this series of programs focused on our Solar System, you’ll see that each of them has remarkable, unique story to tell. Ages 6 & Up. 3pm. Longo Planetarium, Community College of Morris, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 9 73-328-5076.

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Perform

Sunday, May 10 Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars: Romantic Treasures Be among the first to hear opera stars of the future in a series of Sunday afternoon recitals by gifted performers trained or chosen by the Metropolitan Opera. 3pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Mother’s Day Bring that special someone to Greenwood for a stroll amidst the spring flowers. 10am-4pm. Enjoy live music on the terrace from 12:30-3:30pm. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-258-4026.

Spend Mother’s Day with 1980s’ Top 40 powerhouse Pat Benatar as she performs from among her hits including “Heartbreaker,” “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” and “You Better Run,” accompanied by her husband, guitar great Neil Giraldo. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Mother’s Day at Calandra’s Whether you are looking to take Mom out for a great meal or surprise her with a special treat Calandra’s has you covered. Mother’s Day buffet with seating at 11:30am, 2:30pm, and 5:30pm. Cucina Calandra is offering a special Mother’s Day a la carte menu. iL Vecchio Café is offering a Mother’s Day brunch in the morning and then a special Mother’s Day a la carte menu for lunch and dinner starting at 2pm. Calandra’s, 234 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. (continued on page 22)

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The best of Rufus Wainwright a special Mother’s Day show. Praised by The New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and singer-songwriters of his generation. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Tuesday, May 12 MSDA Student Art Reception A public reception for its exhibit of photography created by Mount St. Dominic Academy students. 6:30pm. Runs thru month of May. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Book-Signing with David Grant “The Social Profit Handbook The Essential Guide to Setting Goals, Assessing Outcomes, and Achieving Success for MissionDriven Organizations” Join a reception and book-signing event with author David Grant. 5pm. SOPAC Loft, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

‘Be Your Own Farmer’ Gardening Series Presented by “Grow It Green” Morristown. Plant Your Seedlings: Farmer Shaun will give detailed instructions on initial planting strategies, maintenance and potential troubles you may encounter along the way. Wear comfortable work clothes and closed-toed shoes. 5:30-7pm. Urban Farm, 31 Hazel Ave., Morristown.

The Mendham Township Photography Club Bring your cameras to figure out how to use all of the new features that they offer. All are welcome to attend to discuss all types of photography from still life to portraits to sports, etc. Also May, 26. The Mendham Township Library, 2 West Main St., Mendham. 973-543-4018.

Stroke Risk Assessment During Stroke Awareness Month, Kelly Roe, RN, from The Stroke Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, will hold a free stroke screening which includes a blood pressure reading and a finger stick cholesterol test. Free; registration required. 10am. Millburn Town Hall, 375 Millburn Ave., Millburn. 888-724-7123.

Diagnosed with Dementia— Now What? If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with dementia, you probably feel overwhelmed, stressed, and looking for answers to many questions. Deanna Butters, SAGE’s Director of SpendA-Day, will discuss what to do after diagnosis, ways to manage stress, and what your next steps should be. 6–7:30pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

Thursday, May 14

Godsmack Performs

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An American alternative metal band from Lawrence, MA., formed in 1995. Since its formation, Godsmack has released six studio albums. 8pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

A leisurely staff led tour of the grounds will point out the English garden elements. The Frelinghuysen’s family history is also part of the tour so history buffs, along with plant lovers will enjoy this very special offering. Following the tour, a variety of tea sandwiches, pastries, and of course, a selection of fine teas will be laid out in the newly appointed Matilda’s Café, named for Matilda Frelinghuysen, the daughter of Sarah and George Frelinghuysen. Reservations required.11:30am. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum 353 East Hanover Ave., Morristown. 973-394-1100.

Wednesday, 13 William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” All the world’s a stage in this classic love story about concealed identities and leaving home to find oneself. Running away to the woods to begin anew, Rosalind is surprised to find true love instead. Can she make a new home of this strange new world? With a little creative costuming and luck, each character creates a new life. 10am. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Volunteer Open House Community members interested in volunteering are invited to attend this preview of the 2015 Season from the artistic staff, mingle with veteran volunteers, and learn about the Theatre’s volunteer opportunities. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Volunteers receive ticket vouchers redeemable for admissions to the Theatre’s productions throughout the season. 6:30pm. The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave., Lancaster Rd., Madison. 973-408-3694.

Healthy, Fresh and Fast Meals Cooking Class Join chef Diana Albanese as she demonstrates cooking this healthy meal. Menu includes mini quinoa cakes with herb greek yogurt, wild salmon burgers with green herb tartar sauce, black rice salad with tomatoes, mangoes and radishes, pan seared scallops on bed of carrots and zucchini with citrus salad, clementine glazed chicken with lentil and spinach salad and individual chocolate cakes with vanilla sour cream. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Vince Gill Performs

County Music Hall of Fame inductee Vince Gill performs his blend of country and bluegrass that has earned him multiple CMA and Grammy Awards. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

“The Lunchbox” Screening A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. 1 & 7pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. (continued on page 24)

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MKA Announces Admissions Dates There will be a Montclair Kimberley Academy Upper Schoolinformation session for families interested in grades 9-12. 9-11am. Upper School Campus, 6 Lloyd Rd., Montclair. 973- 509-7930.

Mandala Making

Thursday, May 14 at Morris Museum

“Painting Hearts Purple” An evening of celebrating the 5th year since the foundation of S.O.F.I.A. (Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates). The Honorees for 2015 are Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin, Ms. Joanne Paul~Mother of Monica Paul and Ms. Karla Wheeler-Suliman~Domestic violence survivor and an active supporter of S.O.F.I.A. 6:30-10pm. The Richfield Regency, 420 Bloomfield Ave., Verona. 862-251-6791.

5th Anniversary Celebration Please join in celebrating the 5th anniversary of Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates (S.O.F.I.A.) which provides advocacy, supportive services and referrals for temporary housing to “at risk” women and children victims of domestic violence. 6:30-10:30pm. Richfield Regency, 420 Bloomfield Ave., Verona. 973-420 Bloomfield Ave, Verona. 862-251-6791.

Jazz House Kids’ Annual Benefit Inside the Jazz Note! Christian McBride returns to host the event, special guest is multi-instrumentalist Sheila E, a fearless trailblazer that still knows no bounds, whose sound pulsates from start to finish with colorful fusions and rhythms of the pop, R&B, funk, rock, Latin and jazz influences that shaped her unique style. 7:30pm. Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair. 973-744-2273.

Mandala Making

Girl’s Night Out

A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. Creating mandalas, a meditative process that has been practiced by Buddhist monks for centuries using colored glass sand, has become a mainstay in the Western world. Used today as a method of reducing stress, decreasing anxiety, and an opportunity for self-reflection, as the inner circle represents each individual’s personal universe. 2-3:30pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

Enjoy some complimentary samples from some of the downtown restaurants, pick up your goodie bag, and find out if you’ve won a door prize. Be serenaded by strolling musicians while enjoying dinner at one of the many outdoor cafes. Browse through shops downtown, many of whom will be offering special deals. Start at the Welcome Center which will close at 7pm. Welcome Center, Beechwood Rd. and Bank St., Summit Downtown. 908-277-6100.

Living with Uncertainty- Our Emotional Responses Randi Cohen MSN, APRN,B.C., Psychiatric Nurse Practioner. Randi will explore and discuss the emotional responses we have when dealing with cancer diagnosis, treatment and living with cancer. Randi has been helping oncology patients for many years with expertise in reduction of stress and medication management. 7-9pm. The Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona. 973-400-9529.

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Friday, May 15 Dodge Poetry at NJPAC: Poetry Like Bread Recognized poets from throughout New Jersey gather for an evening of curated poetry readings and performance, presented as an extension of NJPAC’s participation in the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. 8pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.


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André Watts with the NJSO Celebrated American pianist André Watts plays two favorite piano concertos in an ambitious program with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Presented in collaboration with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Maire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman Perform 8-11pm. The Minstrel, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489


Garden Conservancy Open Day This family-friendly event is a special opportunity for visitors to explore the historic landscape, and meet the Tennessee Fainting goats. Refreshments will be served on the East Terrace with a view of the 2,000 acre South Mountain. 10am4pm. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-258-4026.

Family Garden Party Many new fine artists and fine craft artisans will be joining veteran exhibitors to celebrate thirty years of Fine Art and Crafts. Meet new exhibitors fiber artist Pam Bartl, jeweler Nurit Naskala and clay artist Lynn Puhalia and learn what inspires their creations. Also May 17. 10am-5pm, rain or shine. Verona Park, Bloomfield & Lakeside Aves., Verona.

Celebrate the arrival of spring among more than 100,000 blooms with a full day of family activities, entertainment and refreshments. A student art exhibit will be on display and the Bloom Room will be open for shopping. Free. 11am-3pm. Rain date: May 17. Presby, Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-783-5974.

The Psychedelic Furs Perform

Shaan Live in Concert Hit Bollywood singer Shaan, performing in a fund raising concert for Sankara Eye Foundation to help eradicate curable blindness in India. Shaan will be accompanied by upcoming singer, Ambili Menon and the winner and finalist of L’il Champs 2015. 7:30pm. NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

An English rock band founded in 1977. Led by singer Richard Butler and his brother Tim Butler on bass guitar. Their music went through several phases, from an initially austere art rock sound, later touching on new wave and hard rock. 8pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500. (continued on page 26)


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50th Anniversary Excursions— 1965 Prices

Annual Auction Wine & cheese from 6pm-7pm and a live auction from 7pm-9:30pm. The auctioneer is very experienced and highly sought after. Beautiful items have been donated by the community and local merchants in the Millburn/Short Hills area like restaurants, boutiques, salons, gift shops, and florists. The proceeds go towards the historic preservation of landmark buildings, which have graced downtown Millburn for over 150 years. Saint Stephen’s Church, 119 Main St., Millburn. 973 376 0688 ext 10.

Swingin’ Tern Contra Dances Caller Don Flaherty and band Off’n Ensemble promise a lively evening. Sponsored by the Folk Project. No partner necessary. Please carry in clean soft-soled shoes for dancing. Beginners’ workshop at 7:30pm. 8-11pm. Parish House, First Presbyterian Church 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973-295-6864.

Country Fair The beloved tradition is open to the community from Summit and the surrounding areas. Featuring a variety of indoor and outdoor games, including bounce houses and a petting zoo, crafts, piñatas, a cake walk, and more, as well as the opportunity to win dozens of great prizes at the Silent and Tin Can Auctions, the Washington School Country Fair promises fun for kids of all ages. 1am-3pm. Rain or shine. Washington Elementary School, 507 Morris Ave., Summit. 908-273-0817.

Bear Awareness Day Visit Jelly and Jam, Turtle Back Zoo’s black bears, and learn what you can do to help protect bears wherever you live. Included with regular Zoo admission. 11am-4pm. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800.

Tappin’ at the Ballet Good things come in twos. New Jersey Ballet partners with the New Jersey Tap Dance Ensemble to combine two distinctive dance styles in one spectacular evening like no other. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Sunday, May 17 at Whippany Railway Musuem Sunday, May 17 Reopening of the Shultz House Museum Visit the 1896 Charles Shultz House home to three successive generations of the Shultz family, the house is a near perfect time capsule, representing an accurate record of late nineteenth century Montclairion society. 1-4pm. Shultz House Museum, 30 North Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

50th Anniversary Excursions - 1965 Prices For one day only we will be operating our excursion trains with the Morris County Central Railroad’s (MCC) original 1965 prices. Passengers will receive a keepsake ticket, reproduced from original MCC 1965 tickets. Be sure to visit the Museum building and this day, the 2015 Railway Hobby Show will be set up on the Great Lawn of the Whippany Station, where vendors will offer everything from railroad models, lanterns, photos, history books, etc. Departures 1, 2, 3 & 4pm, rain or shine. Whippany Railway Musuem, 1 Railroad Plaza, Route 10 West & Whippany Rd., Whippany. 973-887-8177.

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Thrift Shop Sale New Eyes for the Needy’s Fabulous Finds Thrift Shop will have a special “Saturday Sale.” Find that perfect chunky necklace, an attractive watch, an eye-catching vintage pin, new designer sunglasses and beautiful silver or china, at bargain prices. 100% of the proceeds of our sales go to fund eyeglasses for the needy in the U.S. The shop be open on Thursdays, from 1-3pm. 10am-1pm. New Eyes for the Needy, 549 Millburn Ave., Short Hills. 973-376-4903.


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Looking at New Jersey The Montclair Historical Society will host artist, arts journalist, and author Helen Schwartz presenting Looking at New Jersey: The Arts and Crafts Movement and How It Changed Our World. The Arts and Crafts Movement was the aesthetic bridge that carried us from an era of Victorian Excess to the simpler forms and easier lifestyle of modernism. 2pm. Charles Shultz House, 30 North Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

Victorian Day in Anderson Park

A celebration of the park’s 110th anniversary. The Wheelmen display antique bicycles and tricycles; Victorian lawn games; live music; demonstration cricket game; birthday cake; tree planting. Spread out a blanket and bring a picnic. Free. Noon-3pm. Anderson Park, corner of North Mountain and Bellevue Aves., Upper Montclair. 973-477-7207.

NJSO: 18th Annual UJA Benefit Concert The tale of a princess, a hundred year’s sleep and a kiss has been an enduring favorite for more than a century. Featuring music by Tchaikovsky and storyteller narration. Ages 4 and up. 1:30 & 4pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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The legacy of the concert is carried on this year by Isaac Stern’s son Michael, an accomplished conductor who leads a program rich in cultural gems. It includes Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes and the cheerfully triumphant Finale of Brahms’ Second Symphony. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

A Jersey Surgeon’s Civil War: Life and Death on the Iron Clad Monitor Upon graduation from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, Edgar Holden entered the Union Navy as a medical officer during the Civil War. He witnessed the Battle of the Monitor and the Merrimack (Virginia) and was present at other engagements. Later he became a prominent Newark physician. His summer residence was at 55 Southern Boulevard in Chatham Township. Speaker Sandra Moss will lecture on Edgar Holden and on her refections about 19th century medicine and the medical history of New Jersey. Free. 2-4pm. Chatham Township Municipal Building, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham Township.


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The New Jersey Youth Chorus Capping off its banner 23rd season, the Morristown-based New Jersey Youth Chorus presents its annual spring concert showcasing 250 talented and enthusiastic young singers from 50 towns throughout New Jersey. 3pm, Tickets may be purchased in advance at Ridge High School, 268 South Finley Ave., Basking Ridge.

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Breaking Benjamin Performs

Breaking Benjamin is an American rock band founded in 1998 by Benjamin Burnley in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Breaking Benjamin has produced two platinum records, one gold record, and one gold single in the United States. 8pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

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Tuesday, May 19 Curious George Musical

Friday, May 22 at NJPAC Join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George from book and TV fame in this delightful new musical. With every swing and flip, George takes the audience through a fun-filled adventure in which he learns more about Rome -- and meatballs…and the “secret ingredient” to cooking than he’d ever imagined. Ages 4-10.4pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Trending with Scott Simon: Women Who Set the Agenda Trending with Scott Simon, Trending with Scott Simon, a thought-provoking conversation series moderated by the host of Weekend Edition Saturday on NPR, features Women Who Set the Agenda with Arianna Huffington. 7pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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The tour will feature charming historic homes, enchanting gardens, and elegant estates. Beginning location to be announced. 10am-3pm. Great Swamp Watershed Association, 568 Tempe Wick Rd., Morristown. 973-538-3500.

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Book Review of “America In Retreat”

The Gloria Foundation is happy to announce a night of music, food and fun with a beautiful NYC skyline view. All proceeds will benefit the Family Justice Center which is being built in Morristown-a comprehensive center to help victims of domestic violence. 7-10pm. The Waterside Restaurant, 7800 River Rd # B, North Bergen. 973 287 6246.

Lecture on STEM CELLS and PRP Attend this free educational lecture about how Stem Cells and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapies can help you heal. We specialize in nonsurgical solutions for sports, spine and orthopedic injuries. 7pm. Advanced Medical Center at Cedar Knolls, 4th floor, 197 Ridgedale Ave., Cedar Knolls. 973-998-8309. Join chef Kathleen Sanderson as she demonstrates cooking these Tuscan treats. Menu includes: antipasto platter, fungi risotto, chicken under a brick, grilled eggplant w/ herbs & fresh mozzarella, rosemary foccacia and balsamic strawberries w/mascarpone and hazelnut biscotti. 11am-2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Wednesday, May 20 Meditation Night Join Intuitive Counselor and Psychotherapist, Sue Waldman and experience how she uses guided visualization, reiki and Himalayan singing bowls to help you move deeply into a peaceful and relaxed state of mind. Meditation will help you relieve anxiety, obsessive thinking and improve your well being. Class is open to Men and Women. Registration is a required. 8:30-9:30pm. Sue Waldman, 31 Small Ave., Caldwell. 973-857-HELP (4357). www.Sue


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The public is invited to the Book Review of “America In Retreat” presented by Pulitzer Prize winning/New York Times Best Selling Author Bret Stephens. Bret Stephens writes, “Global View,” the Wall Street Journal’s foreign-affairs column for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2013. Event includes a sumptuous luncheon, author presentation, greet & meet author, question & answer session, personalized book signing and valet parking. 11:30am. Registration required. Green Brook Country Club, 100 West Greenbrook Rd., North Caldwell. 973-228-1800 x234.

NJ Baseball during the Civil War Era John Zinn will be giving a talk on NJ Baseball during the Civil War Era. Zinn is the author of three books, as well as a baseball history blog, and is currently working on a biography of Charles Ebbets. Registration required. 6:30pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

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Thursday, May 21 The Enchanting Love Story The world premiere of a brilliant new musical based on the 1998 film starring Drew Barrymore and Anjelica Huston. It was never about fairy godmothers, talking mice, or magic pumpkins. Warm and romantic, funny and smart, this is the musical you’ve been waiting for. Runs thru June 21. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343.

Get the Kinks Out Hirschhorn presenter Melissa Schaffer will help us get the kinks out with gentle brand of chair exercises that includes yoga, stretching, cardio and toning. Wear comfortable clothing. Programs begin with lunch at 12:30pm and program at 1pm. Call with lunch order. Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Ave., Millburn. 973-533-1809.

Friday, May 22 Hispanic Youth Showcase NJPAC’s Arts Education Department hosts this long-running, annual celebration of Hispanic heritage. 7pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

The B-52s Perform

Spring Swing Fling An instructor from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio will be at the library to teach you and your partner how to swing dance. Come and be part of the fun. 2pm. Call or visit the web to sign up. Refreshments will be served. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

World Turtle Day

It is well known that the B-52s are The World’s Greatest Party Band. And thirty five years and over twenty million albums into their career, there can be no doubt as to why they remain one of rock music’s most beloved and enduring bands. 8pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

Jazz in the Loft: Sarah Partridge For the past 20 years, Sarah Partridge has been performing jazz around the country. She has enjoyed success at New York City’s famed Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel and the Catalina Bar & Grill and Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Saturday, May 23 2nd Annual Adopt-A-Thon

Turtle talks, tortoise trots (try on a shell and race your friends), terrapin tessellations (and other crafts), even guided hikes to Turtle Back Rock will get you out of your shell and sliding into fun. Free with admission. 11am-4pm. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800. www.

Monday, May 25 Sheep Shearing Day Celebrate Memorial Day with a trip to the Zoo. Stop by the farm to observe as our sheep are sheared. Learn more about wool and its uses. 11am-4pm. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800.

Wednesday, May 27 JBL Presents A.R. Rahman: The Intimate Concert Tour Experience an evening of incredible music with Academy Award winner A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire, Roja), one of the world’s top-selling recording artists and film composers. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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There will be 50 puppies/dogs available for adoption who are looking to find their forever homes. Go to www.homeforgooddogs. org/adopt to see pictures of these adoptable dogs and fill out an application to get pre-approved prior to the event.11am-4pm. Summit Village Green, Broad St., & Maple St., Summit.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance—support group for people with depression and/or bipolar disorder. Family and friends also are a priority and each week there will be an opportunity for learning and growth. Speaker Satish Reddy, MD. Topic: Depressive Disorder Spectrum & Treatment Resistant Mood Disorders, followed by “Ask the Doctor” Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-994-1143. (continued on page 30)

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Thursday, May 28

“The Royal Family” Production

Medicare Open House Do you have questions about Medicare? Are you overwhelmed by all of the different plans and options? Join this presentation, led by Elyse Drucker, SHIP of Union County Coordinator. SHIP counselors will also be available to answer personal Medicare-related questions. 11am. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

Colors of the Rainbow

Loosely based on the famous Barrymore dynasty, this Tony Award-winning American classic invites you into the Cavendish home to witness both high drama and hilarious comedy. Three generations take center stage in this lavish, outrageously funny, and touching portrayal of their struggle to balance the demands of family life with the compelling bonds of their artistic calling. Runs thru June 21. Call for dates and times. The Shakespeare Theatre Of New Jersey, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. 973-408-5600.


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The Colors of the Rainbow Team Match is a ballroom dance competition for students participating in the Dancing Classrooms program. The competition confirms the core values of the Dancing Classrooms program: respect, teamwork, and elegance amongst all young people. Six boys and six girls from 5th grade classes represent their school in pursuit of the “grande finale trophy.” 7pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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“Home and Personal Safety” Program Understand ways to protect everything important to you: family, home, belongings, jewelry, electronics and vehicles. Discuss the best safety practices in and around the home and while traveling. 7-8pm. Please call or email to register. The Mendham Township Library 2 West Main St., Mendham. 973-543-4018. email

Friday, May 29 MPAC Spring Youth Production: Les Misérables MPAC’s Spring Youth Musical features a cast of over 65 in this sung-through musical based on the novel by the French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. 7:30pm.Also May 30, 2 & 7:30pm and May 31, 2pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Luau Night at The Connection Parents-enjoy a Friday date night, Kids see a movie, play fun games inside and out, have a pizza dinner and more! Boys and Girls ages 4+. 6:30-9:30pm. Registration is required. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242.

Regina Belle Performs

SOPAC 2015 Gala A Celebration of Arts & Education Honoring Johanna Wright Fred Profeta and Paul Profeta. Tony Award-winning actor and vocalist Brian Stokes Mitchel performs tunes from his critically-acclaimed album, “Simply Broadway.” 5:30pm cocktails & silent auction, 8pm performance & Awards. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Four time Grammy Award and Academy Award-winning New Jersey native Regina Belle achieved worldwide acclaim for her duet with Peabo Bryson on “A Whole New World,” for Disney’s 1992 animated feature Aladdin. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Brother Sun Performs Diane Perry opens. 8-11pm. The Minstrel, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489 .

Saturday, May 30 Summer Tea with American Girls Cooking Class Join chef Diane Marino and participate in cooking this delicious menu for a summer tea party. Menu includes Carolines’s tea sandwich assortment, Amer. girl pull-apart cinnamon bread, Kit’s piggies in a blanket, Sam’s chocolate dipped and rolled strawberries and raspberry iced tea. 12:302:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Focus On Ferns Discover the fascinating life cycle and structure of ferns and mosses. After an indoor presentation of the common species and learning how to use a simple key to the species, we will walk the trails along the sanctuary to see how many we can identify. Bring a 10x magnifier. 2-4:30pm. Call to register. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

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Tot Trot

Tot Trot is an annual fun run for kids organized by The Summit Junior Fortnightly Club benefiting a local children’s charity. There is a petting zoo, games, crafts, refreshments, and a childrens Fun Run for ages 2-10. Tot Trot 2015 will benefit The Valerie Fund, whose mission is to ease the burden of families faced with the crisis of a sick child suffering from cancer and blood disorders. Visit web to register. 11am. Memorial Field, 100 Ashland Rd., Summit.

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Kidney Disease

Tips for Preventing this Widespread, Chronic Condition By Julie Jacobs


he kidneys are busy little organs. They help produce red blood cells, maintain the right balance of body fluids, release hormones vital to various body processes, and filter and flush out waste products and excess water. When they are unable to do their job, chronic kidney disease and even kidney failure can develop, leading to dialysis or, in extreme cases, organ transplant, as well as related cardiovascular and bone density problems. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 20 million adults in the United States have chronic kidney disease, with many living undiagnosed since symptoms typically don’t surface until the condition has reached an advanced stage. Diabetes and high blood pressure play a huge role in causing chronic kidney disease, as does family history and other risk factors. By leading a healthy lifestyle and taking the necessary precautions, however, you may be able to prevent chronic kidney disease or slow or stop it in its tracks. Here are the steps you can take right now: • Know your risk: If you are 60 years of age or older, are obese, have diabetes and high blood pressure, and/or have a family member with chronic kidney disease, your chances of developing the condition increase. Likewise, your ethnicity may be a factor. Although researchers have yet to

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that negatively affects blood pressure as well as blood flow to the kidneys and other organs. And excessive alcohol can tax and irreparably damage the kidneys. If you do drink, do so in moderation—that means no more than two drinks daily for men up to age 65 and no more than one drink daily for men over 65 and all women. • Take nonprescription medications as directed: Overuse of over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen, acetaminophen and aspirin can have an adverse effect on your kidneys. Be sure to read the label instructions and ask your doctor if you’re unsure about any safety issues. • See your physician for regular tests: Because kidney disease can be detected early through urine and blood screenings, have your doctor take samples for testing when you go for your annual exam. A urine test checks for glucose, blood and a protein called albumin, the presence of which may indicate your kidneys are not filtering as well as they should be. A blood test measures the amount of creatinine, a waste product resulting from normal muscle activity. The creatinine level, along with such factors as your age, gender and race, is then used to calculate your glomerular filtration rate (GFR), which paints a clearer picture of your kidney function.

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Men’s Salon & Spa Dieci Uomo Salon for Men 48 West Northfield Road, Livingston 973-535-1400 • At Dieci Uomo, which translates as the Dieci Man , our mission is to provide the ultimate male grooming experience by providing exceptional haircut and hair color services, hot shaves, hand & feet grooming, waxing, facials, and massages in a sustainable, sophisticated, yet relaxed environment.

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Prescription/ Custom Made Shoes Walkwell Shoes 413 Springfield Avenue, Summit 908-273-7617 Walkwell Shoes is the store to find comfortable shoes for sore or hard to fit feet with Board Certified Pedorthists to fill doctors prescriptions. They carry many name brands for all foot types and offer custom and off-the-shelf orthotics.

Dr. Beverly Friedlander is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery of the breast, body, and face; as a female surgeon she is able to offer her patients the comfort and ease they need. Just opened, her True Beauty Med Spa offers non surgical, non invasive alternative procedures such as Coolsculpting, Ultherapy, Botox, Fillers, Lasers, medical grade peels & more.

Spider VeinS?

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ready for Summer! Amazing results without surgery using simple sclerotherapy and new laser treatments. NJ’s largest and most respected vascular practice is now delivering innovative and exceptional care in seven conveinient locations. We are here to help!


Good health starts from the feet up. Our Summit store offers shoes for hard-to-fit feet: ■ ■ ■ ■

Name-brand shoes like SAS &New Balance Custom & off-the-shelf orthotics Mention this ad Free comprehensive foot scan on your next visit Prescriptions filled and get $15 off your next purchase

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Specialists in pedorthics and all foot-related problems. Come see us.

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Senior Care

DO YOU HAVE ARTHRITIS OR A TENDON TEAR? LEARN ABOUT PRP AND STEM CELL THERAPIES FOR ORTHOPEDIC CONDITIONS FREE Lecture on PRP and Stem Cell Therapies Wednesday, May 20th at 7pm 4th Floor of the Advanced Medical Center 197 Ridgedale Avenue, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927

SAGE Eldercare 290 Broad Street, Summit 908-598-5555 Since 1954, SAGE has been helping make the community an amazing place to age. Their 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. They can help determine what type of support will provide the most comfort—because your home is a great place to age.

For Directions: Call 973.998.8309 or visit our website at:

It’s a Great Time for Moms! It’s a Great Time for Sculptra Aesthetic

Vein Treatment

• It works gradually to replace lost collagen- a key cause of wrinkles, lines & folds

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

Women’s Services Linda & Rudy Slucker Center for Women… NCJW/Essex 70 South Orange Ave. Suite 120, Livingston 973.994.4994 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 like skills, independence, self-esteem, and career opportunities. Diversified workshops, computer classes, financial and legal guidance, career services, and peer support are available.

• It can give you subtle yet noticeable results that can last up to 2 years • Treatment sessions are on average, just 3 injections over a few months For Mother’s Day treat yourself or that special Mom in your life… Call Today!

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Make your next dinner an experience worth remembering.


400 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights • 908-898-0900 Since 1943, Goodman’s Restaurant & Deli has been serving up classic, Jewish-style (not kosher) delicacies. Goodman’s is best known for its delicious homemade meats. Goodman’s has the best Char Broiled Burgers around as well as Chicago Style Hot Dogs and Italian Beef Sandwiches. Voted “Best Reuben in the State” you will be sure to leave Goodman’s satisfied. BYO, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

CHATHAM Mitsuba Japanese Cuisine

237 Main St, Chatham • 973-635-3888 • Traditional Japanese specialties and cuisine served in a casual setting. BYO, $MOD, H, RR, SP, MCC, TO

LIVINGSTON Il Vicolo Ristorante

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


Thavma Mediterranean Grill

111 Prospect Avenue | West Orange, NJ 07052 | 973-731-2360

6230 Town Center Way, 2nd Floor, 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 available for dinner only. Call for details. BYO, $MOD, ENT, OD, LP, NR, H, MCC, TO

MAPLEWOOD Verjus Restaurant

1790 Springfield Ave, Maplewood • 973-378-8990 Gourmet French cuisine served in an upscale, casual environment. H, RR, LP, MCC $EXP



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Cafe Monet

309 Millburn Ave, Millburn • 973-376-8555 French cuisine served in a casual dining atmosphere. $MOD-$EXP, H, RR, OD, SP, MCC, TO

LaStrada Nuova

355 Millburn Ave, Millburn • 973-467- 3420 A casual Italian restaurant. BYO, H, SP, MCC, TO, $MOD

Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine

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Ms. Lin Chinese was established by the chef and staff of former restaurant Ling Ling to carry on its success and reputation for excellence. They focus on delivering the best taste while providing the lowest cholesterol and trans fat and only using fresh ingredients. They offer an open kitchen with a warm, friendly dining room. Ms. Lin Chinese provides convenient take-out and delivery for lunch and dinner and specializes in off-premise catering. BYO, $MOD, LP, NR, H, MCC, TO, D

Umi Sushi

Marco Polo

Traditional and Fusion sushi and sashimi. Diners can also find teriyaki, tempura, udon and soba noodle dinners. Most fish is wild-caught. Free delivery all day. Now under new ownership. Mon-Thur: 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat: 11:30am-11pm, Sun 12:30pm-9:30pm. BYO, OD, MCC, SP, TO

Specialing in Italian, Greek and seasonal favorites. A perfect place to hold your special occasion: rehearsal dinners, birthdays, anniversaries, showers, corporate events, reunions and parties. On & off site catering available. Happy Hour, Mon-Fri at the bar, from 3-6pm. H, RR, LP, MCC, TO

339 Millburn Ave, Millburn 973-921-2848 Coming Soon—

527 Morris Ave, Summit 908-277-4492


Natale’s Summit Bakery

Oceana Grill

185 Broad St, Summit 908-277-2074

1255 Valley Rd, Stirling 908-647-2193

Enjoy a selection of house made specialties including breads, pastries, pies and cakes. Daily specials include Quiche, Lemon Sponge Loaf, Challah, Swiss Apple Cakes and more. This family owned and operated bakery is serving up their delicious twist on bakery classics for over 20 years. $IN-$MOD, TO

Mediterranean cuisine with an emphasis on seafood specialties. $EXP, H, OD, RR, LP, MCC, TO

SUMMIT The Bombay Bistro

427 Springfield Ave, Summit 908-918-0330

The Manor


The Bombay Bistro, formerly known as Dabbawalla, has been fully renovated. Now, in its newer, slicker Avatar, it serves up both traditional and fusion Indian food. Find classic Italian delights made from fresh ingredients. Closed Monday. Open Tue-Thur, Sun: 11:30am-3pm and 5:30-9pm; Fri-Sat: 11:30am-3pm and 5:30-10pm. Lunch buffet served Tue-Sat. BYO, MCC

La Pastaria

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

327 Springfield Ave, Summit 908-522-9088 With dishes including Polenta with Mushroom Medley, Cavatelli with Ricotta, this cozy, causal restaurant puts an upscale spin on Italian food. Their special Dinner for 4 menu gives take-out diners the option of sharing in a fine family-style meal complete with a salad and focaccia bread to share Monday thru Fridays. $IN-$MOD, BYO, H, RR, SP, LP, MCC, TO

Highlawn Pavilion

Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange 973-731-3463

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

Restaurant Guide Symbols BYO: Bring your own ENT: Entertainment as noted H: Handicapped accessible OD: Outdoor dining (in season) NR: No reservations accepted RR: R eservation required/suggested

LP: Lot parking SP: Street parking VP: Valet parking available MCC: Most credit cards accepted $IN: Inexpensive-$10 and under

$MOD: Moderate $11 to $16 $EXP: Expensive-$17 and up TO: Take-out available D: Delivery available

Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

La Pastaria


Gold – 2010 Silver – 2011, 2013 & 2014 Suburban Essex Readers’ Choice Awards

It’s all about “La Famiglia!”

On & Off Premise Catering

Classic Homestyle Italian Cuisine

Rehearsal Dinners

Open Daily for Lunch, Dinner & Takeout

Weddings Showers Baptisms

“It’s all about the Steak”



111 Prospect Ave, West Orange 973-731-2360 www.themanor


Family Gatherings

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“The More You Sweat in Practice, the Less You Bleed in Battle


onstant training creates an unconscious competence. We build muscle memory that allows us to operate at our highest level. You might have heard this referred to as “being in the zone,” “in the moment” or “mushin’” as I’ve written about in the past, which means “no mind.” We are at our best when we are acting from our pure self. Yogi Berra asked, “How can anybody hit and think at the same time?” Once you start to think in the middle of action you have interrupted the natural flow of what you do best. All of your thinking, training and researching has to be done beforehand. It’s what gives you the confidence to act without hesitation. Public speaking is one of our biggest fears, but going live on QVC to sell out a large inventory for four minutes might trump that. Three months of training on my lines and key product benefits, along with video tests, kept me focused

and relaxed no matter what the caller or host asked during the live segment. Massive preparation diminished the fear of performing under pressure.

Barry Farber

“The key to success is to be your own self, at your very best, all the time.” -William Danforth My martial arts trainer, Dai Shihan Mark Walker of Eye to Eye Jiu Jitsu, has been studying martial arts for more than 25 years. He works with Navy SEALs and other units in the Special Forces and talks regularly about being prepared and aware at all times. He explains that constant training and preparation give you the confidence to perform under pressure. His quote: “Train for war, but pray for peace.”

I think William Danforth, founder of Ralston Purina, said it best: “The key to success is to be your own self, at your very best, all the time.” It is not an easy thing to do, but constant learning and training provide the foundation to allow your natural strengths to shine through.

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

We make math make sense. And we’re building strength in numbers on and off the field this summer!

Math Enrichment

Summer Programs

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. Join today to end the school year strong and start the summer off right!


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