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    Location: 2 Exchange Pl, Jersey City, NJ 07302
    When: June 8, 2012
    Time: 6:00 pm

    The Many Are One alumni awards gala is Seton Hall’s premier annual black-tie scholarship fund-raising event, celebrating University alumni who have positively influenced the world and exemplify Seton Hall’s mission of servant leadership. The Master of Ceremonies is Robert Klein. Entertainment features The Shirelles starring Beverly Lee. The Honorees include the Most Distinguished Alumnus Award to Roger Dow, President and CEO of U.S. Travel Association; Alumni Impact Award to Mark Ganton, Principal in Brain J. Ganton Associates; and the Humanitarian Award to John F. Castano, Vice President for Operations and External Affairs of New Jersey SEEDS. Services Award Recipients include Donald Pachuta, Lakshmi Kripalani, Dr. Michael Guma, Thomas Considine, Victor Afanador, Sunny Jiten Singh, Monsignor William Hatcher, Edward Quinn and Sheila Walsh.

    For information about tickets, the silent auction, and sponsorship opportunities, call the Office of Alumni Relations at 800.922.GRAD or visit www.setonhallmanyareone.com.

    Phone: 800.922.GRAD
    Price: $450

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    Location: 1600 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
    When: May 19, 2012
    Time: 1:00 pm–1:30 pm

    Infant, children and maternity clothing will be available for free to the public.  Mothers & More members will attend the swap first before it is open to the community. The swap is open to the Community from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  

    Any clothing is left at the end of the event will be donated to local charities.

    Price: $0

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    Location: Turtle Back Zoo
    560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ
    When: May 12, 2012
    Time: 11:00 am–2:00 pm

    The art of Traditional Chinese Dragon and Lion Dancing is slowly becoming all but a memory in today's western society. Historically, however, Dragon and Lion dance has been an integral part of traditional Chinese Kung Fu school training for centuries. The Dragon and Lion Dance, while symbolizing good fortune, protects against negative influences. The Dragon dance will be performed by Yee's Hung Ga International Kung Fu Association to celebrate the zoo's new komodo dragon. Performances will occur between 11am and 2pm.

    Phone: 973-731-5800
    Price: Adults $10 Children $7 Seniors $7 Under 2 Free

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  • 05/07/12--18:57: NOJEX New Jersey Stamp Show
  • NOJEX Commemorates Titanic Centennial 1912-2012

    Location: 2 Harmon Plz, Secaucus, NJ 07094
    When: May 25, 2012 / May 26, 2012 / May 27, 2012
    Time: 10:00 am–6:00 pm

    NOJEX '12, the 49th annual North Jersey Philatelic Exhibition, a World Series of Philately Show, will be held on May 25-27, 2012, Friday to Sunday, at the Meadowlands Crowne Plaza Hotel in Secaucus, New Jersey. The show will host the annual conventions of the Rossica Society of Russian Philately, the Ottoman and Near East Philatelic Society, and the New Jersey Postal History Society.

    The show will include more than 200 frames of both multi and single frame exhibits as well as youth exhibits. The multi-frame Grand Award winner will be eligible to compete in the APS Champion of Champions Competition to be held in Sacramento, California in August, 2012, while the single frame Grand Award winner will be eligible to compete in the Single Frame C of C in Louisville, Kentucky in January 2013. NOJEX is the only Champion of Champions qualifying show in the tri-state (NJ-NY-CT) area.

    The bourse will be home to more than 40 dealers offering a full range of philatelic material. There will also be a number of presentations made during the course of the show covering topics which are sure to be of interest.

    The Young Philatelic Leaders Fellowship will be at NOJEX selling a diverse selection of US and Worldwide Stamps and Covers. The most significant consignment is the inventory of the late John Nunes. John loved stamp shows and he understood the importance of young collectors. John's inventory of US and Worldwide postal history will be offered at deep discounts from John's marked retail with a portion of the proceeds donated to the YPFL to support further Youth Programs and the APS. It is our hope that sales will be brisk enough to support a fellowship in his name. For more information about the Youth Philatelic Leaders Fellowship Program, please visit http://stamps.org/Young-Philatelic-Leaders.

    Both the show and the banquet are on-site at the host hotel, which also offers free parking. The banquet reservation form is available on the website. The hotel is offering a special rate of $130 per night. To obtain this room rate contact the hotel at (843) 760-5839 or (888) 233-9527 and request the special NOJEX rate or make your reservations online directly from the NOJEX website. You will automatically receive the special NOJEX room rate. 

    Since the show will be held from Friday to Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, why not stay over through Monday and enjoy shopping at some of the name brand outlet stores only minutes away or take in the many attractions in New York City just across the Hudson River.

    Be sure to check the NOJEX website at www.nojex.org to get additional information about the show as it becomes available.

    Price: $2

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    Location: Messy Artist
    60 Valley St, South Orange, NJ
    When: May 11, 2012
    Time: 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

    Mothers’ Day Gift-Making Workshop

    Friday, May 11, 4:00-5:00 PM

    Make a special gift for Mom! We have the perfect gifts for kids 3 – 10 years to give to Mom!

     

    3-5 year-olds will paint and decorate keepsake boxes.

    6-10 year-olds will paint silk scarves.

     

    All participants will also make a special card for Mom.

     

    For children 3-10 years-old; $20 per Child

    Pre-Registration Required

    This is a Drop-off Program

     

     

    The Messy Artist

    60 Valley Street, rear entrance

    South Orange, NJ 07079

    973.378.2425

     

    www.TheMessyArtist.com

     

     

    Phone: 973.378.2425
    Email: donna@themessyartist.com
    Price: $20/Child

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    Location: South Orange Middle School
    70 N Ridgewood Rd, South Orange, NJ
    When: May 14, 2012
    Time: 7:00 pm

    The South Orange Middle School Orchestra will present a concert in Sterling Hall beginning at 7 p.m.

    Price: $0

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  • 05/08/12--14:37: SOMS Spring Band Concert
  • Location: South Orange Middle School
    70 N Ridgewood Rd, South Orange, NJ
    When: May 22, 2012
    Time: 7:00 pm

    The South Orange Middle School Band will perfrom a Spring Concert in Sterling Hall beginning at 7 p.m.

    Price: $0

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    Jewelry by Alison Oxman, Judith Collins and Barb Sipher

    Location: 103 Baker St, Maplewood, NJ 07040
    When: May 8, 2012 / May 9, 2012
    Time: 11:00 am–6:00 pm

    Mia Cose Bella has brought together a remarkable group of local and (some not so local) artists for a specail trunk show and sale at Geralyn's in Maplewood.  Enamel jewelry by Carrie Chamberlin Schwartz, semi-precious sterling silver and gold filed jewelry by Alison Oxman and vintage kimono silk clutches by Lori Dalvi, just to name a few. 

    Also available, a wide variety of pottery and porcelain, vases,  bowls and serving platters.

    Open thru May 12th, this Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 11-6 and Thursday, 11-8.  Some of the artists will be available to answer questions and take custom orders.

    If you have questions, feel free to contact, Lisa Marie Murray via email, lisamurray@miacosebella.com. 

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Phone: 201.306.3503
    Email: info@miacosebella.com
    Price: $0

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    Location: South Orange Performing Arts Center
    1 Trenchard Pl, South Orange, NJ
    When: May 12, 2012
    Time: 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

     South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) Presents “Transcendent Nature” - A New Exhibition at The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery

    Featuring Works by Bridgewater Artist Hollie Heller  
      
      
      
    WHAT: New Art Exhibition “Transcendent Nature” by Hollie Heller


    WHERE: South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery

    WHEN: On display Now through Sep 3; Opening Reception May 12 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm

    HOW: FREE.  To learn more, visit http://www.SOPACnow.org or call 973.313.ARTS.   


    MEDIA CONTACT: April Thibeault, AMT PR, 212.861.0990, april@amtpublicrelations.com
                 

    South Orange, NJ (For Release 5/9/12) --- In an effort to bring contemporary art to the community, the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
    continues its visual arts initiative with the unveiling of a new art exhibition in The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery.  On view from May 1– September 3, 2012, is “Transcendent Nature” – a collection of works by New Jersey-based artist Hollie Heller. 

    Heller utilizes old, discarded materials such as transparent mailing labels, stamps, letters, maps, architectural drawings, match book covers, and eyeglass lenses,
    and subsequently transforms them into art. “I began frequenting flea markets and antique stores searching for fabric and paper materials that were weathered, stained, and marked by time,” explains Heller.  “My goal is to
    manipulate and transform these materials to create something that is unique.”  Fascinated by textiles, primitive art and ethnic design, she repurposes materials and then combines them with mixed media, including
    photography.


    Heller has been teaching Textile Design and Collage for 25 years.  Her works are exhibited everywhere from HBO Headquarters in New York City to the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut to museums and galleries throughout NJ, NY, PA, KY, etc…  She’s a graduate of the University of Delaware and the Rochester Institute of Technology.  Heller currently resides in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

    The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC is designed for movie goers, theater enthusiasts, art lovers, and all the citizens of South Orange alike to have an opportunity to further enrich their cultural lives.  This marks the latest
    collection in year-round, rotating art exhibitions hosted by SOPAC designed to feature local artists and provide them with opportunities to reach new audiences. The artwork on display is for sale with proceeds supporting SOPAC.

     

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    About SOPAC  
                                                                                                                                                    
    Since 2006, SOPAC has been serving as a premier performing arts center in the region. SOPAC offers innovative artistic and cultural experiences for diverse audiences in an intimate, inviting environment. The multidisciplinary arts center hosts a variety of live performances, community events and education programs for all ages.  To further expand its offerings, SOPAC has a partnership with the Juilliard School of Music to present Juilliard @ SOPAC—a series featuring upcoming musicians from the acclaimed conservatory.  SOPAC is also a home
    for Seton Hall University Arts Council’s performances, including Classical Concert Series, Jazz N’ the Hall performances and Seton Hall Theatre productions.  SOPAC also presents performances by its theater company in
    residence, Midtown Direct Rep, and its dance company in residence, Lydia Johnson Dance.  For more information, visit SOPACnow.org.



     



     

    Phone: 973.313.ARTS
    Price: $0

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    Location: Seton Hall University
    400 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ
    When: July 16, 2012
    Time: 9:00 am–3:00 pm

    Have FUN this summer at summer camp! Learn basketball fundamentals while having a great time and meeting new friends. Activities include: learning from Seton Hall coaches and women's basketball players; basketball drills & games; swimming pool time; highlight videos & more!

    Phone: 973-275-2362
    Email: carithia.rivers@shu.edu
    Price: $260-$335

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    Location: Saint Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center
    200 S Orange Ave, Livingston, NJ
    When: June 3, 2012
    Time: 7:30 am

    Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation will hold its Pedaling for Prevention Bike Tour in support of The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas on Sunday, June 3, 2012. Riders will enjoy a 40-, 25- or 10-mile ride which loops through the scenic Great Swamp Refuge and tree-lines communities of Morris and Somerset Counties.

    All riders start and finish at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center where there will be a great after-party with a DJ and lunch catered by Calabria’s, Livingston.  The course is professionally managed and includes rest stops, water, Gatorade and refreshments.  There will also be an on-site bicycle technician to make sure bikes are in the best condition for the ride.

    Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.  Every rider receives a T-Shirt and prizes will be awarded for those raising $250 and above. For additional information about the bike ride, to register or make a donation, please visit www.njburncenter.com or call Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation at 973-322-4344.

    Phone: 973-322-4344
    Price: $50

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    Location: 254 Audley St, South Orange, NJ 07079
    When: May 12, 2012
    Time: 9:00 am–3:00 pm
    Price: $0

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  • 05/10/12--08:38: Art Afternoon: Meet & Make
  • Art Afternoon: Meet & Make

    Location: Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
    68 Elm St, Summit, NJ
    When: May 20, 2012
    Time: 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

    People of all ages are invited to meet the three Spring/Summer exhibiting artists and create art inspired by their work. Three different hands-on workshops will offer collage, painting, and kinetic art projects for the whole family. This program is held in conjunction with the Art Center’s three Spring/Summer exhibitions: John Goodyear: Shifting Views, David Ambrose: AFTERimage, and Changing Times: Seven Years of The Collage Journal by Peter Jacobs.

    Phone: 908-273-9121
    Email: info@artcenternj.org
    Price: $0

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    Location: Columbia High School
    17 Parker Ave, Maplewood, NJ
    When: May 31, 2012
    Time: 7:00 pm

    Students of all ages, who are interested in robotics should attend the district wide meeting about the robotics program. The CHS robots will be in action and kids can try to drive them. Two robots putt golf balls! 

    There are three divisions of robotics teams in the district--elementary, middle school and high school.  Students work together in their division to design a robot and have it accomplish tasks. As the students move to the high school, the requirements are stricter as to teamwork, responsibilities and, of course, time commitment.   All district teams should bring their robots and projects to the meeting.  We hope to have representatives from US FIRST, the robotics organization with thousands of teams including a number from our district.  Robotics clubs can be organized at the meeting and existing clubs can recruit new members.

    The District is on track to start a robotics course in the fall of 2013. It may be available as independent study by the spring of 2012-13 school year.

    Any questions, please contact Mr. Tumolillo at atumolil@somsd.k12.nj.us.

    Email: atumolil@somsd.k12.nj.us.
    Price: $0

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    Location: Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel
    432 Scotland Rd, South Orange, NJ
    When: May 22, 2012
    Time: 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

    Dr. Amir Shapiro, Director of the Robotics Lab at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, will present some of the world’s most innovative robots during a unique program hosted by Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, 432 Scotland Rd., South Orange. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 22, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. It is open to the public free of charge, and refreshments will be served

    Dr. Shapiro captivates adults and entertains children with this informative and interactive demonstration. He is a leading developer of robots that benefit human beings and improve the safety and security of the world. His robots, which have been commissioned by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), are able to climb between walls, scale slippery vertical surfaces, maneuver rough terrain and travel in spaces too small or inaccessible for people. Dr. Shapiro will demonstrate their capabilities and explain how his projects have impacted the medical, agricultural and defense industries.

    The evening is being sponsored in cooperation with American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Greater New York Region. The event is free, but reservations are required. Please RSVP to Dana Ben-Benyamin at (646) 452-3702 or dbenyamin@aabgu.org.

    Phone: (646) 452-3702
    Email: dbenyamin@aabgu.org
    Price: $0

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    Location: South Orange Public Library
    65 Scotland Rd, South Orange, NJ
    When: May 23, 2012
    Time: 9:30 am–12:30 pm

    Testing a new business idea? Got a hobby you could turn into a business? Then join Main Street South Orange for a free seminar to learn about starting up a local business!

    The equation has shifted dramatically for startups and the barriers to entry are lower today than in the past. With the access to the information and technology we have now, you can come up with an idea over lunch and create a working prototype shortly thereafter. This seminar is to aid potential entrepreneurs with the steps necessary to pursue your dreams.

    The three-hour session run by Main Street South Orange, called New Biz 101, will include speakers with expertise in attracting early-stage financing and other aspects of building a  business, including legal requirements, business research and real estate opportunities.  Main Street South Orange’s goal is to parlay this seminar into an on-going forum, including future seminars and guidance. Through this program, start-ups can access an extensive network of industry leaders for direction on many topics pertinent to small business. 

    Price: $0

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  • 05/10/12--12:11: Premiere "Crossing the Line"
  • Location: Columbia High School
    17 Parker Ave, Maplewood, NJ
    When: May 30, 2012
    Time: 7:30 pm

    "Crossing the Line" was filmed in Columbia HS and at Underhill Field using Columbia HS and community teens as extras and "name" characters.  Join in viewing the premiere at the high school on May 30th at 7:30 p.m.

    In addition, representatives from the Healthcare Foundation, the NCJW board, TDA members and the film's director and advisory staff will be in attendance.

    Price: $0

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    Location: Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel
    432 Scotland Rd, South Orange, NJ
    When: May 30, 2012
    Time: 7:30 pm–9:30 pm

    The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race is hosting its annual Conversations on Race forum on Wednesday, May 30th, 7:30 pm at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel. This forum is a community dialogue about race-related issues facing our community. The evening will begin with brief talks by two community members—Barbara Heisler and Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad—who have expertise on intentional integration as well as civil rights and African American studies. Please join us for this important discussion about how we face race and relationships in our towns.

    To reserve a seat, please visit www.twotowns.org and fill out the Contact Us form.

    Phone: 973-761-6116
    Email: info@twotowns.org
    Price: $0

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    Location: 179 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
    When: May 17, 2012

    Stretching from the colonial era to 9/11 and beyond, New York at War is that most rare of books: a work of history that is at once local and international, timely and timeless. Bringing a unique lens to bear on the world’s most celebrated and contested city, Jaffe reveals the unimaginable ways the city has changed—and how it has stubbornly endured—under threats both external and internal.

    Phone: 973-763-9500
    Email: events@wordsmaplewood.com
    Price: $0

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    Location: 179 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
    When: May 18, 2012
    Time: 7:30 pm–9:00 pm

    Justin Frank, M.D., a practicing psychoanalyst and the author of the New York Times bestseller Bush on the Couch – brings a new patient into his office, and the results of his sessions are not only fascinating, but they provide valuable insights that will help readers in their frustrating pursuit of the President Obama’s character.

    Phone: 973-763-9500
    Email: events@wordsmaplewood.com
    Price: $0

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