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Jersey Cares Day: Be the Change

Location: 534 Clinton Ave, Newark, NJ 07108
When: May 5, 2012
Time: 8:30 am–1:30 pm


On Saturday, May 5th during the 14th Annual Jersey Cares Day, 2,500 volunteers from all over New Jersey will unite for the common goal of revitalizing and transforming Newark, Jersey City, Edison, Pottersville, the Township of Morris and Trenton.


Volunteers will be revitalizing Clinton Avenue School in Newark by painting inspirational murals throughout the school’s hallways, classrooms, and other areas. These changes will create an invigorating learning environment for students, strengthen community involvement and build the foundation for future volunteerism.


Any questions please contact Shaunna Rubin at shaunna@jerseycares.org or Mallory Visser at mvisser@jerseycares.org.

Phone: 973-424-1091
Email: shaunna@jerseycares.org
Price: $0

Pizza Party and Puppet Show

Location: Temple Sharey Tefilo Israel's Iris Family Center for Early Childhood Education
432 Scotland Rd, South Orange, NJ
When: April 22, 2012
Time: 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

The Iris Family Center at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel (TSTI) invites the public to join them for a pizza party and puppet show.  Prospective students and parents will have the chance to meet current preschool families and learn more about the school’s comprehensive program of early childhood education.

Uncle John’s Puppet Show will feature music and comedy with favorite children’s characters. The price for the pizza dinner is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. Attendees may also wish to bring shoes or books to donate to the preschool’s collection drive.

RSVP’s are due by April 18. To register or for more information, please call Rachel at (646) 734-5349 or Michelle at (914) 882-4878.

Phone: (646) 734-5349
Email: $5 adult, $3 kids
Price: $0

Solar Screening Event by GreenFaith

Location: The Episcopal Church of Saint Andrew & Holy Communion
160 W South Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ
When: April 22, 2012
Time: 8:00 am–1:00 pm

St. Andrew & Holy Communion will be hosting a Solar Screening Event by GreenFaith, an interfaith environmental coalition, and AP Solar on April 22, Earth Day.  This event offers homeowners the chance to be screened for a zero-cost solar installation that would provide them with discounted electricity.

For every home that successfully goes solar through this Solar Screening Event and related on-line registration, GreenFaith and AP Solar will make a $200 contribution to St. Andrew & Holy Communion.

This offer is open to all New Jersey homeowners and the public is welcome to this event.  This is a great opportunity to learning if your home might qualify for a no-cost solar installation.

Phone: 973-763-2355
Price: $0

Let's Mix It Up: Opening Reception at Gallery 1978

Location: 1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ
When: April 22, 2012
Time: 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

The next exhibition at Gallery 1978 is Let's Mix It Up. Dorothy Kuehn has been creating custom surfaces for digital printing using specialized coatings called digital grounds. These materials allow artists to incorporate digital printing with traditional artist techniques.

This show will demonstrate how various artists have married digital imagery with their work. It will feature fiber art, encaustic and printmaking.

The public is invited to the opening reception on April 22nd.

Exhibit runs through May 19th on Saturdays and Sundays 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.

Email: 1978artscenter@gmail.com
Price: $0

SOMA B.I.G April Meeting

Location: The Ethical Culture Society of Essex County
516 Prospect St, Maplewood, NJ
When: April 18, 2012
Time: 9:15 am

Making Your Networking Efforts Count!  Share what makes your business special with other members in this very productive Speed Networking meeting.   

Meetings start promptly at 9:30 am.

Networking and registration from 9:15 - 9:30 am.

Price: first meeting is free

Benefit Concert for the Italian Cultural Club

Location: 133 Fairview Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
When: May 12, 2012
Time: 8:00 pm

Rich Deans and the Rainmakers  will perform an evening of country folk music, infused with a couple of Italian songs. The proceeds will benefit the extracurricular activities of the Italian Cultural Club at Columbia High School.

The show will start at 8 p.m. Parking is available in the rear of the building or street parking. Since cash bar is available, participants must be 21 years or older.

Tickets are $10.00 and must be purchased in advance, no later than Wednesday, May 7, by contacting:

Domenico Tancredi’s e-mail: dtancred@somsd.k12.nj.us ;

Voice mail: 973-672-5600 ext.: 1617 Or write to: Domenico Tancredi, Columbia High School

17 Parker Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040    

Donations are always welcome: Booster $10; Sponsor $15; Benefactor $20 and above

Please write checks to: Columbia High School; On check’s memo: Italian Cultural Club  

Phone: : 973-672-5600 ext.: 1617
Email: dtancred@somsd.k12.nj.us
Price: $10

Multi Chamber Networking Event

Location: 9 Cherry Ln, West Orange, NJ 07052
When: May 15, 2012
Time: 5:30 pm–7:30 pm

The West Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn/Short Hills and North Essex Chambers of Commerce invite you to a multi-chamber networking event.

You MUST pre-register for this event before MAY 9, 2012.
Unregistered guests will not be allowed admittance.

West Orange Chamber: (973) 731-0360 or mail@westorangechamber.com
Livingston Area Chamber: (973) 992-4343 or info@livingstonchambernj.com
Maplewood Chamber: (201) 341-9554 or contact11@mindspring.com
Millburn-Short Hills Chamber: Phone: (973) 379-1198 or info@millburnshorthillschamber.com
North Essex Chamber: (973) 226-5500 or email@northessexchamber.com

Price: Chamber members are free, $10 for non-members

Mama Mancini's Wednesday Family Nights!

Location: Above Restaurant and Bar
1 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ
When: Weekly on Wednesdays

Deciding what to cook doesn’t have to be a struggle anymore, well at least not on Wednesdays. Bring in your family for a night full of fun at Above Restaurant and Bar. The kids will definitely enjoy Mama Mancini Meatballs and Pasta!  

Mama Mancini’s delicious meatball dinner is made with the best products. Every ingredient is rich in taste and once combined create the wonderful home made flavor that will leave everyone wishing for seconds.

The best part of your Wednesday family-night out is that the kids eat for free! We welcome all the children under 12 to enjoy Mama Mancini’s Meatball Dinner.

What better way to bring your family together than over a delicious dinner? Not to mention that the Above Restaurant and Bar's menu also includes a variety of dishes for all adults to enjoy. From our house specialty dishes to our children pasta plates, there is something for everyone in the family. 

Make your reservation today at http://www.opentable.com/above-restaurant-and-bar-reservations-south-orange?restref=34519 or call us at 973-762-ABOVE (2683). 

Phone: 973-762-ABOVE (2683)
Price: $0

After Work Zumba Party!!

Jack and Jill of American Health and Wellness Day!

Location: Memorial Park
299 Valley St, South Orange, NJ
When: April 29, 2012
Time: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Health Fair & Fun Run
Sunday, April 29, 2012

  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • Music
  • Door Prizes
  • Healthy Eating
  • Instruction
  • Health
  • Screenings
  • Sickle Cell Blood
  • Drive
  • and much more...


Price: $0

Brian P. Gottlieb Scholarship Fund Family Ice Skating Event

Location: Richard J. Codey Arena at South Mountain
560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ
When: May 5, 2012
Time: 3:45 pm–5:45 pm

The first annual family ice skating event benefiting the Brian P. Gottlieb Scholarship Fund will take place on May 5th from 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the Codey Ice Arena in West Orange. 

Brian, a 1984 graduate of LHS and member of the 1982 LHS State championship ice hockey team, succumbed to brain cancer in 2009. The Brian P. Gottlieb Scholarship Fund will benefit LHS students.

Tickets can be purchased at the Arena or pre-purchased by sending a check, made out to Friends of Brian P. Gottlieb, Inc., to 19 Addison Drive, Short Hills, NJ, or via Paypal on the “Friends of Brian Gottlieb” Facebook page.

Phone: David Denenberg at (973) 376-7699
Price: $20 per person and includes skate rental

"Best of the Year" Photo Competition

Location: Township of Livingston - Recreation Department
204 Hillside Ave, Livingston, NJ
When: April 23, 2012
Time: 7:30 pm

On Monday, April 23, at 7:30 pm, the Livingston Camera Club will hold its "Best of the Year" competition at the Senior/Community Center at 204 Hillside Avenue.  Enter on the left side of the building, lower level.

Entries are restricted to previous scores of Honorable Mention or above. For this competition three judges are used and no comments are given, only scores.

Guests are always welcomed at any meeting of the Livingston Camera Club.  Learn more about the club at its website, www.livingstoncameraclub.org or call 973-625-4820.

Phone: 973-625-4820
Price: $0

Organ and Brass Spectacular

Location: Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
89 Ridge St, Newark, NJ
When: April 15, 2012
Time: 4:00 pm


Organ and Brass Spectacular. Vincent Carr performs on organ and will be accompanied by the Cathedral Brass Ensemble. Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, 89 Ridge Street, Newark. 4 PM. $15. 973.484.2400 or www.cathedralbasilica.org

Price: $15.00

Winning With Wellness

Location: United Way of Essex and West Hudson
303 Washington St, Newark, NJ
When: April 28, 2012
Time: 10:00 am–3:00 pm

United Way of Essex and West Hudson is hosting a FREE community health and wellness fair.

Participants will have an opportunity to connect with community agencies who will provide resources, educational workshops and health screenings.

Bring the family. There will be:
    Fun activities

Click on the link below to register for this important, informative and fun event.

Register Now!

For More Information: Contact Machelle Lassiter at mlassiter@uwewh.org or 973-854-2231





Phone: 973-854-2231
Price: $0

Zeman Religious School Open House

Location: Oheb Shalom Congregation
170 Scotland Rd, South Orange, NJ
When: April 29, 2012
Time: 9:30 am–11:00 am

Thinking about Hebrew school for your kids? On Sunday morning, April 29, Robert Green, education director of the Zeman Religious School of Oheb Shalom Congregation, will conduct an open house for parents of prospective students. Parents will have the chance to observe a class in action and to meet the president of the school's Board of Directors. All are welcome regardless of synagogue membership status.

Phone: 973-762-7067, ext.21
Email: educdir@ohebshalom.org
Price: $0

Essex County PSE&G Earth Day Celebration

Location: 621 Eagle Rock Ave # B, Roseland, NJ 07068
When: April 21, 2012
Time: 11:00 am–4:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day at the Environmental Center with a day of festivities including:

Canoe Rides
Essex County 4-H Fair
Essex County Beekeepers
Essex County Nature Photographers
Essex County Turtle Back Zoo Live Animal Show
Happy B-Earth Day Celebration
Live Music
Nature Crafts and Outdoor Activities
New Jersey Woodturners
New Jersey Audubon Bird Walks
Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County

Phone: 973.228.8776
Price: $0

Historical Gardens Tour at Winchester Gardens

Location: Winchester Gardens
333 Elmwood Ave, Maplewood, NJ
When: May 5, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm–3:30 pm

Winchester Gardens is proud to host the “History of Olmsted Architectural Landscaping,” a walking tour and presentation of its 37-acre community designed by the noted landscape architectural firm of Fredrick Law Olmsted on Sat., May 5 from 1-3:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.  

Reservations are required.

Phone: (888) 439-1284
Price: $0

Healthy Kids Day at So Mo YMCA

Location: South Mountain YMCA
13 Jefferson Ave, Maplewood, NJ
When: April 28, 2012
Time: 12:00 pm–3:00 pm

the South Mountain YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day® with a free community event that will help families find fun through active play and educational opportunities to improve health and well-being. As part of the Y’s commitment to strengthening community by addressing critical gaps in health and education, Healthy Kids Day® will encourage kids and parents to commit to keeping the body and mind active now and throughout the summer.

At Healthy Kids Day®, the nation’s largest health day for kids, families will enjoy family obstacle course, bounce house, fitness games, and healthy food preparation demonstration. Also, Spider-Man will lead the children and parents in the Marvel Junior Super Hero Physical Fitness Oath. There will also be healthy snacks for the family.

Phone: 973-762-4145
Price: $0

Seton Hall University Dress Drive Event

Location: 400 South Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
When: April 22, 2012
Time: 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Middle school and high school girls are invited to Seton Hall University to shop for a free prom dress!  We have a selection of over 200 new dresses, from businesses like Cache, Designer Loft, Fashion to Figure, Jessica McClintock, etc and 100+ gently used dresses as well.  Each girl who attends will receive a goodie bag filled with makeup samples, nail polish, and perfume samples! We also have numerous door prizes filled with local hair, nail, and florist business gift certificates.  Refreshments will be served!


Email: apoadp@gmail.com
Price: FREE!

TSTI's First Annual Recycled Toy Sale!

Location: 432 Scotland Rd, South Orange, NJ 07079
When: April 29, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

Who's in spring cleaning mode? 

TSTI's First Annual Recycled Toy Sale!

Tuesday, April 17th – Thursday, April 26th: Drop off gently used toys (ages infant-8yrs).  Contact Debbie for more information about toy drop off: debbie@dlh-associates.com

Sunday, April 29th 1:00pm - 4:00pm: Come purchase gently used toys for your own children at a very discounted price.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Debbie Vijayvergiya: debbie@dlh-associates.com

Email: debbie@dlh-associates.com
Price: $0
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