MADISON, NJ - The Madison Arts & Culture Alliance (MACA), and the Madison Downtown Development Commission (DDC) will present the 10th Annual Madison Holiday Arts Festival, Friday, November 27th, 2015.
Musicians, dancers and artists will be featured throughout the borough of Madison, from noon until the traditional Santa Parade comes down Main Street. This event is free and open to the public.
Participating venues include Drip Coffee, Short Stories Community Book Hub, Shanghai Jazz, On A Roll, Provident Bank, Redux Market, The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, and Investors Bank, all on Main Street. Plus Grace Episcopal Church, Studio Yoga, Rose City Framemakers, The Presbyterian Church of Madison and Poor Herbie’s Restaurant.
Artist Sally Lebwohl will be exhibiting her work at Rose City Framemakers, 20 Waverly Place where people can also have their caricature drawn by Andrew Pungot.
Dance Innovations will perform at Studio Yoga, in the James Building at 2 Green Village Road. Across the street at the Museum hear story-teller Paula Davidoff, and the a cappella group the Gargoyles. At the new Redux Market, 3 Central Ave. local musician Jeff Webb and singer-songwriter Patty Doyle will perform.
The bands: Kings Road, Rosewood and Half Step Down will be at Short Stories, and singer-songwriters: Aquino, Christine DeLeon and Jane Keitel will each do sets at Drip Coffee.
At 2:30 the award winning female barbershop quartet The Four Baris will sing at The Provident Bank, 98 Main where there will be hot cider and cookies. Then at 3:15 they will be at Investors Savings, 134 Main. For those who enjoy classical style music Grace Church, 4 Madison Avenue will feature maestro Robert Buttswho will present his original songs and arias in a program titled: Je T'aime - Songs of Robert Butts featuring Emily Thompson and Brian Jamieson.
Then at 3:00, pianist John Pivarnik and guest artist, Nan Childress-Orchard perform ‘four hand’ duets, and after that dynamic ensemble Simply Brass. Classical guitarist Darren O’Neill with guest Dave Graessle, will be at On A Roll, 50 ½ Main Street. Landmark restaurant Poor Herbie’s, at 13 Waverly Place will host cover band Mama D and the Vexations.
Madison student musicians (MMA), including Spotlight Kids Company performing selections from their upcoming production of The Sound of Music, will be featured at the Presbyterian Church, 19 Green Avenue. And finally renowned jazz pianist and MACA board member, Jerry Vezza will play at Shanghai Jazz, 24 Main Street at 4:30.
This once a year celebration will be held rain or shine. Attendees can shop for holiday gifts, dine at Madison’s unique eateries, experience art and exhibits at the museum and in shops. Relax, meet friends, see and hear performances as they stroll through the town. If you’d like more information go to http://www.madisonartsnj.org/haf/
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