Arts & Entertainment

March 19, 2019

NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders commemorated the heritage and traditions of the Irish community during its 2019 “Salute to the Irish” St. Patrick’s Day celebration. As a former Grand Marshal of the Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade (2014), Freeholder President Brendan ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Even a little wind, rain and chilly temperatures couldn’t dampen the spirits of the large crowd of spectators who cheered on the marchers and bands who participated in West Orange’s 68th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday. Winding their way up Main Street were dozens of ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Essex County Turtle Back Zoo African Adventure, opened at the West Orange-based zoo in May 2016, recently earned an Excellence in Design award at the annual New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association (NJRPA) convention held in Atlantic City. Elsewhere in Essex County, the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Wind Ensemble will be making its Carnegie Hall debut in the Isaac Stern Auditorium on March 14 beginning at 8 p.m. as invited performers of the 2019 New York Invitational Music Festival. "I am very proud to be leading the West Orange High School Wind ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange High School will present its spring musical, "Mamma Mia!," from April 5-7 in performances beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and an afternoon matinee on Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. In this classic, 20-year-old Sophie Anderson is about to be married on an ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Elementary students throughout West Orange celebrated Black History Month in various ways in February. West Orange High School also held its annual Black History Scholarship Dinner, coverage of which can be found HERE. Keep reading to learn how West Orange elementary schools ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A township tradition dating back to 1954, the annual West Orange St. Patrick's Day Parade will step off at 12:15 p.m. this Sunday, March 10, from the corners of Mt. Pleasant Avenue and Main Street. The parade route will go north on Main Street and finish up at Our Lady of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kelly Elementary School fifth grade students recently enjoyed a "Picnic Around the World" during their annual International Day celebration. Under the direction of music teacher Deborah Rees, the fifth grade choir performed songs in multi-part harmonies that represented ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – In partnership with the Visual and Performing Arts Program at West Orange High School (WOHS), the West Orange Arts Center (WOAC) is hosting an opening reception on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for its latest show, which features rising stars of the West Orange arts ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School (WOHS) Dance Program’s second annual concert was a feast for the eyes and the ears for all in attendance, thanks to the work of Kirk Roberts and Lauren Grof-Tisza on sound and lighting, respectively. Under the direction of WOHS dance teacher Melissa ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Ab-Salute, the West Orange High School Boys Step team, and Nu Theta Omega, the Girls Step team, recently took first and second place, respectively, at the Youth Step USA competition and will advance to the national competition, to be held in May at Newark Symphony Hall. "The ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 18th Annual West Orange Music Faculty Scholarship Concert at Liberty Middle School went off without a hitch despite some last-minute changes to the listed performances. Members of the West Orange Public Schools faculty as well as current and former students combined their ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Students in the West Orange High School Chinese Honor Society and Chinese Club recently celebrated the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Pig, at the West Orange Public Library, where students entertained families with several activities highlighting Chinese culture. Activities ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Taking inspiration from a professional dance company’s performance at Lincoln Center, West Orange High School (WOHS) dance teacher Melissa Sande was inspired to make the upcoming dance performance—an event to be held on Feb. 21 with a “Diverse Voices” theme—a seamless ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange Public Schools district faculty will perform vocal, instrumental and group performances spanning contemporary, classical, and Broadway music on Feb. 12 for the district’s 18th Annual Music Faculty Concert at Liberty Middle School at 7 p.m. According ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Goddard School in West Orange is sponsoring a new column for TAPinto West Orange entitled "Things to do with Kids" in order to provide a weekly round up of interesting things to do with kids in West Orange and the surrounding area.  The first column entry, which can be ...

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LONG VALLEY, NJ – Meadowbrook Country Day Camp is inviting all prospective camp families to attend an Open House event on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the camp, located at 73 East Valley Brook Road, in Long Valley. All attendees will be entered to win a free week of camp. The camp ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — Several West Orange High School students recently came home with top awards from the 2019 Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey competition held at Montclair State University. Sophomore Olivia Ridley and fresman Maria Nalieth both won first place“Governor's Awards” for ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The 14th Annual Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network (MAIN) Winter Guard Competition will be held in the Tarnoff Gymnasium at West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Avenue, on Jan. 26 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. West Orange High School (WOHS) will host the event and The West Orange High ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Elves, Giant Spiders and bow-wielding Bandits have taken over the West Orange Public Library on Friday afternoons—not through the fantasy novels lining the shelves or the latest J.R.R. Tolkien adaptation of Peter Jackson waiting to be rented off the library's DVD rack, but through ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual West Orange High School (WOHS) Winter Orchestra concert embodied the spirit of winter on Thursday night with a mix of classical and contemporary music, including the popular theme song to HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” The concert featured various ensembles under the ...

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LONG VALLEY, NJ – Meadowbrook Country Day Camp is inviting all prospective camp families to attend one of two upcoming Open House events, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Sunday, Jan. 13 or Saturday, Feb. 2, on site at 73 East Valley Brook Road, in Long Valley. The camp directors and leadership team ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The 14th annual West Orange Classic Film Festival runs throughout the winter, beginning this Sunday, Jan. 6, with a screening of All About Eve at the AMC Theaters in the Essex Green. On Jan. 20, Arsenic & Old Lace will be shown, and on Jan. 27 the 1970s crime drama classic ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two weeks after Livingston natives Jennifer Ross and Marisa Palmer reopened the popular West Orange-based gift shop Just a Dream at its new home in Livingston, the pair hosted a celebratory ribbon cutting on Monday commemorating the relocation while also honoring Jennifer’s late ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual West Orange High School Winter Choral brightened spirits and brought holiday cheer to all. The concert featured the various choral groups at the high school, including the Treble Choir, the Concert Choir, the Chamber Choir, the Glee Choir, the Jubilee Choir and a new ...

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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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