Arts & Entertainment

November 10, 2018

PATERSON, NJ-  In efforts to make sure that the souls of veterans are nurtured The Historic Calvary Baptist Church has established the At Ease Military Ministry. On Saturday, the Ministry hosted a luncheon honoring veterans from across Paterson, including three who served in the Korean War. One ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson’s InnerFaith Performing Arts Center will celebrate 20 years of service to children in Paterson and across Passaic County with its annual Children’s Gala on Friday, December 7. The event will be held at The Excelsior in Saddle Brook and will include performance by the Rosa ...

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PATERSON, NJ- They are educators and firefighters, business owners and accountants. They are also poets and actors, musicians and graphic artists. Together they are now all members of the newly re-appointed City of Paterson Grass Roots Cultural Arts Commission. Appointed by Mayor Andre Sayegh ...

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PATERSON, NJ - In the mid-20th century, William C. Williams wrote poetically about the history, people, and essence of Paterson. On Saturday, with the Paterson Courthouse as the backdrop, many talented young poets were heard and celebrated during the inaugural Paterson Poetry Festival contest.

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PATERSON, NJ - The gymnasium at the Boys & Girls Club was transformed into a colorful dance hall on Saturday as contestants and eager onlookers from across the area, and well beyond with some coming from as far away as Peru, descended on Paterson on Saturday to compete in the much anticipated ...

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  PATERSON, NJ- On a day that will be remembered as momentous in Paterson's history, the Paterson Music Project performed America the Beautiful with the majestic Great Falls as a backdrop. TAPinto Paterson was honored to see it live, and proud to share it with our readers:   Follow ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Saying that  “engaging children through poetry allows them to discuss topics that are important to them, allows them a social-emotional expression, provokes critical thinking and encourages high level communication and collaborative discussions,” Talena Lachelle Queen, the city’s ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Mayor Andre Sayegh welcomed the winners of the Paterson Department of Health and Human Services Art Competition to his office on September 18. The goal of the competition was to have Paterson’s young artists create pieces of art based on the healthy message of eliminating sugary ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson’s place in the poetry community was on full display Sunday as local residents Elizabeth Valverde and Damen Van Ginneken opened their home to nearly 50 guests in homage to the late Dr. William Carlos Williams whose own work, including the aptly titled “Paterson,” has been a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — “This season is about people who came here and were changed by all that embodies the American experience,” David Wroe, music director and conductor of fhe New Jersey Festival Orchestra said. “Lazarus' poem at the foot of the Statue of Liberty cries ‘Give me your tired, your poor, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Once overridden by drug users and other unsavory goings on, Barbour Park played host to the 10th annual New Africa Family Day on Sunday. Coordinated by long time city activist, and Department of Public Works employee, Bilal Hakeem, the day was said to be one for families of African ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With the coming release of her sixth self-published work, Councilwoman-At-Large Dr. Lilisa Mimms is set to add children’s book author to her resume. Inspired by her four children and two grandchildren, “When I Grow Up,” Mimms told TAPinto Paterson, was written to “help our children ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Lizzie Valverde moved to Paterson just over a year, in no small part due to the legacy of the music, literature, and poetry left behind by great artists that have also called the city home. Lewis Cole, on the other hand, has spent the last several decades helping to celebrate and ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Pointing to cities like Austin, New York, and San Francisco that have made building vibrant arts scenes over the years a key element of their success, local poet and educator Talena Lachelle Queen has announced the first ever Paterson Poetry Festival will be held on Saturday, October ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With their birth nation's flag flying proudly over Paterson City Hall less than two miles away, thousands of local residents donned their own black, gold and green and descended on Eastside Park for the annual two-day Jamaica Day Carnival on Saturday. With main sponsor Councilman ...

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POMPTON PLAINS, NJ- Nearly 700 members of the Peruvian community and their guests filled the Legacy Castle on Thursday to celebrate the 32nd gala dinner hosted by the Peruvian Parade of Paterson. The parade, said to be one of the biggest in the state, Kat Esquiche, the gala's chair stated, ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Allison McKenzie is busy these days.   The 27-year old Silk City resident is the vocalist for two musical groups, a voice instructor, and a teacher at a day care center. “I really love living here in Paterson,” the rising R&B singer said.  “I like the people here and the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Every room in the iconic Brownstone was packed on Wednesday as Paterson residents and supporters turned out to celebrate Mayor Andre Sayegh’s inauguration. Sayegh took office on July 1 following his election victory on May 8. Offering his understanding that those gathered were ...

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PATERSON, NJ- For too long the basketball courts on 12th Avenue have suffered from neglect, finding their spot among the all to common list of places within the city’s neighborhoods that have become havens for drug use and other activities. Thanks to the creativity, hard work, and most ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Despite the blistering heat more than 100 people filled the courtyard in front of Paterson City Hall on Saturday to celebrate the raising of the yellow, blue, and red flag of Colombia. The annual event, which has taken place every year since 1989, marks the nation’s obtainment of ...

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PATERSON, NJ- At the recent Creative Paterson Call to Collaboration Elizabeth Valverde led a discussion on the need for Paterson to “think big,” a part of that, she and her fellow attendees agreed, includes creating opportunities for residents to more fully understand the city’s vast history. That ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Standing beside two diesel powered trolleys on the site that the Paterson Art Factory calls home on Tuesday, Mayor Andre Sayegh showed that he is wasting no time in moving ahead on efforts to make the Great Falls, and the area around it, the centerpiece of the city’s much anticipated ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Students at Paterson School 18 will be cooler when they return to classes in September, thank to the donation of 10 window air conditioners by a local music professional. The units, delivered on Monday, come as a gift from Frank Robinson, better known as Nitt Da Gritt, with the ...

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STAFFORD - The Ocean County chapter of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh will again be hosting the Ocean County Irish Festival.  The event will again be held at the Manahawkin Lake Park in Manahawkin.   The event takes place on one big day, Saturday, September 8.  Please mark your calendars to ...

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PATERSON, NJ- On Saturday, June 30, the day before his inauguration, Mayor Andre Sayegh held an interfaith church service at St. John’s Cathedral. Among the participants was Talena Lachelle Queen, Paterson’s poet laureate. Queen recited her original poem ‘Indivisible’ and we are proud that she ...

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Artists were urban pioneers in locales like Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Jersey City, setting the stage for the economic infusion that dramatically changed the landscape. With the same surge now happening in Newark, local artists are surveying the scene, wondering what will come, and searching for ...

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PATERSON, NJ- When Shondee Hansford brought the inaugural Wheelie Race and Stunts competition to Pennington Park in May he offered his hope that, with the right support, the competitors that are too regularly seen performing their amazing stunts on city streets would have a safe place to practice ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Residents lined Broadway from the Masonic Temple to Eastside Park on Saturday to watch the annual African Heritage Parade pass by with floats, drumlines, community organizations, local dignitaries, fire trucks and police vehicles, and more. The event, held since 2006, is a ...

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