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    Jenni by Rob Cruz

    Location: 89 Lincoln Park, Newark, NJ 07102
    When: Weekly on Fridays
    Time: 5:30pm–7:00pm

    Digital Photography

    Beginner/Intermediate

    18-Adult

    1.5 hours

    Materials Fee: $30.00

    Bring your own camera (SLR or point-and-shoot)

    The digital photography course for adults focuses on the fundamental elements of digital photography from how to use a SLR camera and/or point-and-shoot to increase understanding and personal enjoyment.  The 17-week semester includes creating photo-essays, understanding of the narrative structure in a story using photos of a single item, and recognizing the elements of photographic composition that help convey a  compelling photographic story. To encourage students to develop their own voice in relationship to their audience of their peers, community and family, students will become skilled at editing their own work in preparation for an in-house exhibit. 

    Digital Photography (Street/Environment Photography)

    All Levels

    18- Adult

    1.5 hours

    Materials Fee: $30.00

    Bring your own camera (SLR or point-and-shoot)

    This course introduces students to the creative approaches to street or environmental photography.    Instruction includes discussion related to historical techniques and styles, students will practice photographing people, architecture, and street-scapes in downtown Newark.  Students will discuss and critique their work.

    This course is open to beginners and advanced photographers. The instructor will assist beginner photographers with their digital SLR or point and shoot cameras.  More experienced photographers will benefit from the collaborative studio environment and will be encouraged to incorporate new approaches to capturing the street-scapes of Newark.  

    To contact Rob Cruz: iseetreesofgreen@gmail.com,

    Phone: 973-642-0133
    Email: asmith@newarkschoolofthearts.org
    Price: $425

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    Location: 89 Lincoln Park, Newark, NJ 07102
    When: Daily
    Time: 9:00am–5:00pm

    Newark School of the Arts is seeking visual artists to participate in a small work exhibit.

     

     

     "Les Petits Travaux Montrent," The Small Works Show at the Newark School of the Arts is a celebration of works created on a small-scale. The exhibit is open to all artists, including videographers. The Newark School of the Arts is located in the heart of Lincoln Park's Arts and Cultural district. Please note the gallery is located within a school therefore submissions which depict overt nudity, sexual content or violence cannot be accepted. A color catalog will be produced for this exhibit based on a selection of images sent on September 30, 2010.

    ELIGIBILITY: "Les Petits Travaux Montrent," is open to all artists ages 18 and older.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

    • Artists may submit a maximum of 6 entries. An entry form must be attached to all entries. Extra copies of the attached form are available.

    • Only original work selected for the exhibit and must have been completed within the last 3 years.

    • Artwork may be in any medium, but total dimensions must not exceed 12'' x 12'' x 12'', (Including the frame).

    • Video submissions, no longer than 5 minutes.

    • 2D work must be ready to hang. If work is framed, the art and frame combined must not exceed 12'' x 12'', (Including the frame). The School is equipped with the "Walker" system to hang and display work. Work not ready to hang will be returned at the cost of the artist.

    • Framed work must be pre-wired.

    • 3D work must be ready to display. Art must not exceed the total 12'' x 12''x 12'' dimensions

    IMPORTANT DATES September 20, 2010 - Artists must notify NSA of their agreement to be in the show by this date. September 30, 2010 - Jpegs of work and artist statement due. Email Jpegs and artist statements to: asmith@newarkschoolofthearts.org

    September 30, 2010 - Work delivered to The Newark School of the Arts (Art work must be ready to hang with the appropriate hardware, wiring, framing, matting, etc.)

    October 11 through – November 5, 2010 - Exhibition dates October 22, 2010 - Opening Reception 6-8pm at Newark School of the Arts

    November 8, 2010- Artwork must be picked up at the gallery

     

     

     

    Phone: 973-642-0133
    Email: asmith@newarkschoolofthearts.org
    Price: free

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    Opening Reception for Les Petits Travaux Montrent at Newark School of the Arts

    Location: 89 Lincoln Park, Newark, NJ 07102
    When: October 22, 2010
    Time: 6:00pm–8:00pm

     

     

     

    The Small Works Show:  The gallery at Newark School of the Arts

    The Newark School of the Arts' Les Petits Travaux Montrent is a celebration of works created on a small-scale. The exhibit features local and notable artists exhibiting various media.   Newark School of the Arts is located in the heart of Lincoln Park's Arts and Cultural district.

    Reception, Friday, October 22, 2010

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Refreshments served.

    Onsite parking, and wheelchair access. 

     

     

     

     

    "Les Petits Travaux Montrent,"

    Phone: 973-642-0133
    Email: asmith2newarkschoolofthearts.org
    Price: Free

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  • 09/09/10--14:49: Tennis Extravaganza
  • Location: 70 N Ridgewood Rd, South Orange, NJ 07079
    When: September 18, 2010
    Time: 2:00pm–3:30pm

    Get Together For Adults Of All Levels. Play, Learn Tennis & Socialize

    Phone: 973-495-0310
    Email: daverd@juno.com
    Price: $5

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    Location: 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
    When: September 12, 2010
    Time: 4:30pm–7:30pm

    JCC MetroWest is planning a production of the '70s Broadway hit musical "Pippin" for Grades 7-12. This hip and funny fractured fairy tale is full of upbeat pop tunes and dancing. There will be a participation fee to appear in the show. Performances will be at 8pm on Dec. 16 and Dec. 18, and at 3pm on Dec. 19.

    Audition info:

    Teen-Stars should come ready to sing any song a cappella, and be prepared to dance. Auditions will be scheduled as follows:

    Tue, Sept. 7, 7:30pm-9:30pm
    Sun, Sept. 12, 4:30pm-6:30pm

    Location: Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC, Ross Family Campus, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange.

    For more info contact Samara Grossman: sgrossman@jccmetrowest.org or 973-530-3410.


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    Location: 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
    When: September 12, 2010
    Time: 12:30pm–4:00pm

    JCC MetroWest is planning two productions of "A Year with Frog and Toad" for actors in grades K-6. The show is a musical based on Arnold Lobel's beloved characters, the cheerful Frog and the grumpy Toad. The two friends go through a year of seasonal activities, learning about the nature of friendship and celebrating individual differences. There will be a participation fee to appear in the show.

    "Mini Stars" in grades K-1 will audition for a "Best of" version of the show, to be performed on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 1pm. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 4pm-5pm.

    "Kid Stars" in grades 2-6 will audition for the full play, to be performed on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7pm; Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7:30pm; and Sunday, Nov. 21 at 3pm. Rehearsals will be on Sundays from 1:00-5:00pm and one night a week (depending on role).

    Children should come ready to sing any song a cappella, and be prepared to dance. Auditions will be scheduled as follows:

    Mini Stars - Grades K-1
    Tuesday, September 7 at 3:30-4:30pm
    Sunday, September 12 at 12:30-1:30pm
     
    Kid Stars - Grades 2-6
    Tuesday, September 7 at 5:00-7:00pm
    Sunday, September 12 at 2:00-4:00pm

    Location: Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC, Ross Family Campus, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange.

    For more info contact Samara Grossman: sgrossman@jccmetrowest.org 973-530-3410.


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    Members of JuiceBox singing

    Location: 36 Warren Ct, South Orange, NJ 07079
    When: September 11, 2010
    Time: 6:00pm

    A Juicebox House Concert with
    John Wesley Harding
    Comes to
    36 Warren Court, South Orange, NJ
    Please join us on


    Saturday September 11th
    6:00 snacks and refreshments
    7:00 Juicebox
    8:00 John Wesley Harding

    $15.00 in advance to guarantee your admittance (contact jukebox@wildcherrystudio.com to make advanced payment  or slip cash in an envelope with your name on it  into the mail slot) or $20 cash at the door. (A nominal fee for the artist!)

    This will be an adult only event so please make arrangements for the little ones.

    If you are not familiar with John Wesley Harding you will love his music and wit if you are fans of artists such as Elvis Costello, Billy Bragg, the late Vic Chesnutt, or the Webb Brothers.

    In a great story on John Wesley Harding the writer noted—"Harding's marvelously witty lyrics are surely being used somewhere by hip high-school English teachers to explain the wonders of poetry to gangling youth."

    Of course, our event will be outside, under the stars. We'll be provide snacks and soft drinks.  Feel free to bring your favorite bottle of wine (or beer... or tequila...) and enjoy this special night with both new and old friends.

    We promise it will be a wonderful evening.

    Email: jukebox@wildcherrystudio.com
    Price: $15 advance: $20 at door

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    Location: 5 Mead St, South Orange, NJ 07079
    When: September 18, 2010 / September 19, 2010 / October 2, 2010 / October 3, 2010
    Time: 2:00pm–4:00pm

    We are looking for 6 men, 5 women and 1 young girl for our production of Bad Seed. Open calls are scheduled for 9/18 and 9/19 between 2PM and 4Pm, with additional auditions by appointment on 10/2 and 10/3. Come to the Baird Center, 5 Mead Street, South Orange. If you have a monologue, great. If you don't, not a problem - we'll have you read scenes from the play. Please note this is a non-union, unpaid production.

    For additional information go to www.interactproductions.org

     

    Phone: 201-259-1643
    Email: auditions@interactproductions.org

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  • 09/12/10--14:11: Traditional Irish Dancing
  • Location: Seton Hall University
    400 S Orange Ave
    When: September 21, 2010
    Time: 8:00pm–9:30pm

    Paul Keating, an experienced Irish set dancing teacher in New Jersey and New York will tell the audience about the tradition of Irish set dancing, the forms it takes, and opportunities to learn this dance form in the local area.  2011 World Champion Irish step dancer Kerri Smith will discuss the history of Irish set dancing and her experiences in the competitive step dance world.  She will also provide a brief demonstration of Irish step dancing.  After Keating and Smith have shared their perspectives on the topic, the audience will have an opportunity to interact with them and with one another. 

    This event, which will take place on Seton Hall's South Orange campus in Room 60 (the Graduate Lounge) of Duffy Hall, is free of charge and open to the public.

    This event is sponsored by Pirates of Irish Persuasion & Extraction (PIPE), Seton Hall's Irish cultural society.

    Phone: 201.463.5967
    Email: maura.harrington@shu.edu
    Price: free

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    Find out how to get more raffle tickets!!!

    Location: 746 Prospect St, Maplewood, NJ 07040
    When: September 23, 2010
    Time: 9:00am–7:00pm

    We want to thank our chiropractic family by setting aside a special day for you, your friends and family. Event will include all-day complementary adjustments for established patients, chair massages, raffles, sandwiches, cookies, beverages and giveaways. Celebrating this milestone in our practice for our community is the most important thing we wish to share with you. Please come and enjoy this time alongside us while your community is made healthier by our practice.

    Phone: 973 378 3232
    Email: drzakdc@gmail.com
    Price: FREE

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    Location: 359 Hartford Rd, South Orange, NJ 07079
    When: September 15, 2010
    Time: 7:30pm–9:00pm

    Assemblywoman Mila Jasey will address the League of Women Voters and interested citizens regarding restoring the funding for women's health care.  On Sept. 20th the Senate will vote to override the veto on the funding for the legislation.  Find out what you can do to help.

    All are welcome, light refreshments served.

    Phone: 973-313-1535
    Email: lindy789@optonline.net
    Price: free

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    Location: Village Hall
    101 S Orange Ave
    When: September 13, 2010
    Time: 7:30pm

    The South Orange Village Board of Trustees will hold a Special Meeting tonight. Regular meetings are typically held on the second Monday of the month at 7:30pm and the fourth Monday of the month at 8:00pm in Village Hall.

    Email: administration@southorange.org

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    Location: The Baird
    5 Mead St
    When: September 20, 2010
    Time: 7:30pm

    This month's South Orange Cultural Affairs Advisory Committee meeting has been rescheduled for tonight. Meetings are typically held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm in the Baird Community Center.

    Phone: 973-762-0359
    Email: administration@southorange.org

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    Location: Maplewood Train Station
    175 Dunnell Rd, Maplewood, NJ
    When: Weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays
    Time: 9:30am

    The South Orange Maplewood Bicycle Coalition (SOMbike) invites cyclists to join in a 10-20 mile group ride. The Mid Week Morning Ride meets every Tuesday and Thursday in the NJ Transit Parking Lot at Baker and Maplewood Ave. The length of the ride will depend on the group each day.

    For more details, contact Andrew at rissdog@gmail.com.

    Email: rissdog@gmail.com

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    Location: Maplewood Train Station
    175 Dunnell Rd, Maplewood, NJ
    When: September 19, 2010
    Time: 10:00am

    The South Orange Maplewood Bicycle Coalition (SOMbike) invites cyclists to join in this special Sunday family ride.

    Startup is at 10am in the NJ Transit Parking Lot at Baker and Maplewood Ave. To join the group en route, check out the route map with approximate times at www.SOMbike.com.


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    Location: Columbia High School
    17 Parker Ave, Maplewood, NJ
    When: September 21, 2010
    Time: 6:30pm

    The Columbia High School Television Studio invites the community to come and see its newly renovated facility. Visitors will learn what this nationally recognized educational program has to offer, see the studio in action and explore opportunities for getting involved with SOMAtv.

    The studio houses CHS's Television Arts Program, which teaches students all aspects of broadcasting for the Columbia Cable Network (CCN), as well as SOMAtv, a community access television network offering a wide variety of programming managed by community volunteers.


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    Professional Development Series

    Location: 89 Lincoln Park, Newark, NJ 07102
    When: October 27, 2010 / November 18, 2010 / November 19, 2010 / November 20, 2010 / December 17, 2010 / December 18, 2010

    In collaboration with the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership and the Lincoln Center Institute, The Newark Arts Council is presenting a series of Professional Development workshops specifically designed for a broad spectrum of artists including entrepreneurial artists, teaching artists,  and art teachers to encourage, promote, train and hone knowledge, behavior and skills needed in a 21st Century workforce.

    Registration Fees...........$25: Institute For Entrepreneurial Leadership                           $100: Lincoln Center Instititute  (5 Workshops!)

    Register:  Online: www.newarkarts.org  Fax:  973 - 643 - 1352
    By mail:  Newark Arts Council, 17 Academy Street, Suite #1104, Newark, NJ 07102
    Attn: NAC PD

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

    Session 1: Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership
    Open to All
    Wednesday, October 27, 2010 10:00 am - 12:00pm
    Starving Artist?  Not Really!
    Tools for earning a living while living your passion as an artist. Facilitator: Jill Johnson

    Sessions 2- 6: Lincoln Center Institute
    For Teaching Artists, Instructors
    Dates/Times: 
    November 2010
    Thursday, November 18, 2010  o 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Friday, November 19, 2010   o 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Saturday, November 20, 2010  o 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    December 2010
    Friday, December 17, 2010  o 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Saturday, December 18, 2010  o12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Through these workshops, teaching artists will gain an understanding of:
    o An inquiry-based teaching and learning methodology that incorporates art-making, questioning, reflection, and the use of contextual information and research
    o How a focus on a specific work of art and LCI's Capacities for Imaginative Learning supports connections to and learning across curricular subjects and grade levels, and core content        standards
    o How effective student-centered teaching practices promote student engagement  and successful learning.

    Registration form available for download.

    Newark School of the Arts has on-site parking and wheelchair access.

    Phone: 973-643-1625
    Email: asmith@newarkarts.org
    Price: $25 & $100

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    Location: The Strollers
    10 Durand Rd, Maplewood, NJ
    When: September 25, 2010
    Time: 7:00pm

    The Strollers theatre company invites the community to a musical comedy gala, "In Your Dreams," to raise funds for the renovations of the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood. The show features hilariously miscast actors in a variety of singing roles.

    There will be two performances, at 7:00pm and 9:30pm, with a wine and cheese reception in between. Tickets gain admission to the reception and either one of the shows. For more information, visit the Strollers' website.

    Price: $60 for individuals, $100 for couples

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    Eva Samo of Maplewood attends an Adult School lecture. The series is named in her honor.

    Location: South Orange Maplewood Adult School
    17 Parker Ave, Maplewood, NJ
    When: Daily
    Time: 10:00am–4:00pm

    How can we deal with the extremism attacking social, religious and political structures  in all democracies without destroying their way of life?  Come prepared to argue with our scholars as they discuss this conflict.  Lectures are 7:30 p.m. Mondays at Columbia High School.

     Monday, Oct. 18:  Political and Social Extremes in the U.S.

    Dr. BENJAMIN BARBER, president and director  of the International NGO CivWorld.  A renowned political theorist,    he is best known for his passionate defense of a vibrant civil society. He is the author of 15 books, including the bestseller  Jihad vs. McWorld.

    Monday, Oct. 25: Do the Media Thrive on Extremism?

    ALLAN SLOAN, veteran journalist, senior editor-at-large for Fortune Magazine since 2007; from 1995 on he was Wall Street editor at Newsweek Magazine. Popular TV show guest  on Charlie Rose, the Colbert Report and others. Seven- time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award, business journalism's highest honor.

    Monday, Nov. 1:  Religious Extremists: A Global Phenomenon!

    DR. CHISTOPHER TAYLOR, chairman of the Department of Religious Studies, Drew University.  He served as director  of the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) and as instructor  of Near Eastern Studies at Yale University. Newly appointed director of the Drew University Center on Religion, Culture and Conflict.

    Monday, Nov.8: Extremism Abroad: Threat or Promise?

    Dr. RALPH BUULTJENS, professor of Politics, History and Economics at Oxford University, NYU, and formerly of the New School. Buultjens is a well-known media commentator and adviser to world leaders.  He is the recipient of the prestigious Toynbee Award for Achievements in Social Sciences.

    Phone: (973) 378-7620
    Email: schoolinfo@somadultschool.org
    Price: $55 for all four lectures; Single lectures $18.

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  • 09/15/10--06:59: CCN/SOMAtv Open House
  • Location: Columbia High School
    17 Parker Ave, Maplewood, NJ
    When: September 21, 2010
    Time: 6:30pm–7:30pm
    • Where: Columbia High School, 17 Parker Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
    • Date: September 21, 2010
    • Time: 6:30pm–7:30pm
    • The public is cordially invited to an Open House Showcase of the newly renovated Columbia High School Television Studio 17 West Parker Avenue, Maplewood September 21st, 2010, 6:30- 7:30pm

      • Learn what the Television Arts Program has to offer our students
      • Explore opportunities to become part of the SOMAtv experience
      • Enjoy watching the CCN Studio in action


      The Columbia High School Television Studio houses the nationally recognized Television Arts Program, where students learn all aspects of broadcasting for the Columbia Cable Network (CCN). The Studio is also home to SOMAtv, the community access television network, which offers a wide variety of programming managed by community volunteers.

      A special thanks to NBC for its donation of equipment, that will vastly improve what students will learn and Synergy, for the time its workers donated to install the new equipment.

    • Features: Free, Open to All, Volunteer

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