Arts & Entertainment

December 5, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange kicked off the holiday season over the weekend with multiple events that spanned three days. "The Holiday Open House combined with the Christmas Tree Lighting is one of my favorite days each year as mayor,” said Mayor Robert Parisi. “In addition to official ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The public is invited to the West Orange Arts Council’s (WOAC) annual Holiday Boutique and Small Works Show to be held at the West Orange Arts Center (551 Valley Road) on Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16, from noon to 5 p.m. The WOAC Holiday Boutique will feature an ...

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UPDATE: The West Orange Christmas Tree Lighting has been rescheduled to Sunday Dec 2, 2018 due to weather. The Holiday Open House will go on as planned Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.   WEST ORANGE, NJ — Among the many highlights of the Township of West Orange’s annual Santa Claus is Coming to Town ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School’s (WOHS) Music Modern Masters (Tri-M) Honor Society recently welcomed 50 new members to its ranks during a ceremony held in the school’s media center. Highlights from the ceremony included student performances from the band, orchestra and vocal ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - It was a Spooktacular Day in the West Orange Schools as students, teachers, and administrators donned some wild and crazy Halloween costumes on Oct. 31 and enjoyed the balmy weather. All of the above photos were provided by Cynthia Cumming, Communications Coordinator for ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — Four residents of West Orange—Niccolo McCormick, Leonardo McCormick, Samantha Montague and Joshua Goodman—were among the nine winners named in the 2018 Essex County Parks Photography Contest, sponsored annually by the Essex County Environmental Center and judged by members of the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Last spring, the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) selected 12 two-member teams for its Model Curriculum Framework Project. Golda Och Academy’s Upper School Dean of Students and Arts Department Chair Jordan Herskowitz was chosen out of the more than 100 applicants for the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Grant and Kate Johnson from West Orange and their pet Olive, who were dressed as characters from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," won first place in the Best Group Costume category at the Essex County Strut Your Mutt Canine Halloween Costume Contest in Essex County South Mountain ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled, a not-for-profit social service provider, is hosting a fundraising gala and art exhibit entitled “Doorways To Infinite Possibility” on Nov. 4 at the JCC Gaelen Gallery East in West Orange. The event will also serve as a ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Dinosaurs, unicorns, superheroes and a spirit dogs descended on Colgate Park Friday for a night of fun and fear at the second annual West Orange Halloween Gala. Residents were invited to participate in a Halloween costume contest held under the lights at Colgate Park followed ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – West Orange High School art students have been busy creating elaborately carved pumpkins for the “Gardens Aglow” event to be held on Friday at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, located at 474 Upper Mountain Avenue in Montclair, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Art students from high schools ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange High School drama department will present “The Outsiders,” based on S.E. Hinton’s iconic novel of teenage haves and have-nots and the events that play out in an Oklahoma town, as its fall play in November. Ponyboy, a “Greaser” on the wrong side of the tracks, is ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange High School (WOHS) Glee Choir will hold its second annual “Broadway Night” concert on Oct. 17 in the Tarnoff Cafeteria beginning at 7 p.m. Last year’s inaugural program received rave reviews from all who attended, and this year’s concert will offer more exciting ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the “West Orange Dogs” Facebook group are banding together to support the West Orange Animal Welfare League (WOAWL), a local 501©3 not-for-profit organization that works to avoid needless killing of abandoned and unwanted animals in the area, through the inaugural ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Marching Mountaineers will host their sixth annual invitational competition on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Suriano Stadium at West Orange High School. Several area high school marching bands will compete in the invitational, including ...

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LONG VALLEY, NJ – Those interested in checking out Meadowbrook Country Day Camp for next summer are invited to attend “Meadowfest,” a fun-filled day of fall events for prospective campers including hayrides, pumpkin picking, crafts, scavenger hunts, rides, games and prizes, face painting, apple ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Although the township has eight Diversity Festivals under its belt, this year, the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI, chaired by Susan Berkenbush), Livingston Youth Appreciation Celebration Committee (YACC, chaired by Alan Karpas) and the West Essex YMCA ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In collaboration with local artist Ryan Zorad, Main Street New Jersey and the European company SprayPrinter, which uses special technology to create murals that celebrate downtowns and local artists, the Downtown West Orange Alliance (DWOA) has turned the bare walls of two Main ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Combining two annual celebrations from Livingston and West Orange into one powerful event focusing on the themes of unity and harmony, the Livingston Youth Appreciation Committee, West Essex YMCA, Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI), and West Orange resident ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The award-winning West Orange High School Marching Mountaineers have spent a good portion of their summer rehearsing this season's new routine, "Into a New World," and the program is expected to debut at Friday’s home game v. Don Bosco Prep, beginning at 7 p.m. According to ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Luna Stage, a performing arts studio in West Orange, will launch its 2018-19 season next month with J. Stephen Brantley’s award-winning play "Pirira," directed by Luna’s new artistic director, Ari Laura Kreith. Tickets for the show, which will run Thursday through Sunday from Oct.

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The new Turtle Back Zoo Flamingo Exhibit, which was officially opened with a celebratory ribbon cutting on Wednesday, has been dedicated as the “Drill Family Flamingo Exhibit” in honor of the West Orange family’s long-time relationship with the zoo. The Drill Family’s ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Snow leopards and Amur leopards are the centerpiece of the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s newly reopened leopard exhibit, which officially reopened on Monday. Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. was on hand Monday afternoon to cut the ribbon at the exhibit as part of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange resident and relationship coach Keith Dent has penned his first book, “In the Paint,” which was written with a goal of improving communication between couples utilizing language that men can relate to: sports. The book’s title refers to a basketball court’s ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Riya Goel is always looking for ways to make her community better and more inclusive. The rising West Orange High School sophomore recently initiated and organized the township’s first-ever India Flag Raising ceremony on the Asian country’s independence day, Aug. 15. “Our ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: The date has been changed to Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. due to weather conditions. Activities listed in the article below will remain the same.  LONG VALLEY, NJ — Those with children entering Pre-K or Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year who are thinking about day ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Dr. Victor Alcindor, long-time English Language Arts (ELA) teacher at West Orange High School (WOHS), has released his first published work, entitled “Stand Mute,” a series of poems with a recurring theme of abuse. “I teach prose and poetry because I love reading it, and I want ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) is teaming up with the West Essex YMCA, the Livingston Youth Appreciation Celebration Committee (YACC) and West Orange resident Carl Brister of Agape Music Works, LLC to host a collaborative new event called the Love+Unity ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — On New Jersey Family’s recently published “Ultimate Bucket List,” the second annual list of not-to-miss places in New Jersey, local destinations like the Turtle Back Zoo, Star Tavern, Verona Park and more were among those selected as bucket list attractions. New Jersey Family ...

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LONG VALLEY, NJ — Those interested in visiting Meadowbrook Country Day Camp are invited to attend “Summer Splash 2018,” on Saturday, July 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The camp is located at 73 East Valley Brook Road, in Long Valley. The rain date for this event is Sunday, July 29. “Seeing camp ...

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