Category Archives: Essex County

EXCITING NEW WORK BY EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHERS WHILE MENTORING THEM IN THE ART OF BUSINESS

Jersey (New) Moves!, a collaboration of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and Dance New Jersey, has lent a strong supporting arm to emerging choreographers since 2015 by awarding mentorships that conclude with a showcase of new works at NJPAC.

Through a process that begins with an online application judged by a panel of independent dance professionals, up-and-coming talents from New Jersey are given the rare opportunity to transform their choreographic ideas into fully staged productions. Dancemakers are guided each step of the way by a partnering mentor, who assists in shaping the dance work, from music and casting to costuming and lighting design. Continue reading EXCITING NEW WORK BY EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHERS WHILE MENTORING THEM IN THE ART OF BUSINESS

Alvin Ailey Dancers Performed on ABC’s “Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America.”

The Alvin Ailey Dancers were among the many World-renowned dignitaries, athletes and artists from around the globe who came together last night for ABC’s Television Network’s celebration of the unveiling of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture called “Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America.”  Three Alvin Ailey dancers performed “Wade in the Water” section from Alvin Ailey’s must-see American masterpiece Revelations. 

New Jersey Performance Arts Center (NJPAC) is honored to present the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater annual Mother’s Day weekend performances starting on May 12- 14, 2017.

Alvin Ailey is America’s premier modern dance company, known for its vibrant fusion of modern dance, ballet and more. The company grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at New York City’s 92nd Street Y. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance.

Elegant, electrifying and marvelously athletic, this always dazzling company returns with programs that include some of its newest works as well as classics like Revelations, Alvin Ailey’s undisputed masterpiece.

Revelations, set to African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues, has become a cultural treasure, beloved by generations of fans. “Revelations is one of the great works of the human spirit,” The New York Times writes. “The aspects of humanity it demonstrates — sincerity, idealism, ecstasy, among others — build up to a powerful moral statement that audiences love.” May 12-14, 2017 at Prudential Hall. Reserve tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)

Emmy-Winning Comedian, Author and Political Commentator BILL MAHER –Tickets on Sale 12/9

Metropolitan Entertainment and New Jersey Performing Arts Center welcome the return of comedian Bill Maher to NJPAC’s Prudential Hall on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 7:30pm.  Maher’s previous performances at NJPAC have always sold out quickly as audiences know he delivers intelligent and hilarious commentary on important issues of the day including current political activities.  Continue reading Emmy-Winning Comedian, Author and Political Commentator BILL MAHER –Tickets on Sale 12/9

“The Hip Hop Nutcracker” Is The “Must See” Family Holiday Tradition This Season

No TuTu’s or toe shoes needed for The Hip Hop Nutcracker. On Saturday, December 3 the show returns to the United Palace (4140 Broadway at 175th Street, NY, NY) with two performances, before moving on for a December 17 performance at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (1 Center Street) in Newark, NJ.
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Millburn High School Pays to Settle Bullying Case

In an unprecedented action, the Millburn School District, Millburn, N.J., agreed to pay Omari George, a 2014 graduate of Millburn High School, $435,000 to settle his lawsuit in which he claimed he was a long term victim of bullying.

The George lawsuit alleged that, though the multiple acts of bullying were reported to school officials, those claims were ignored and that the school officials failed to take action to address the physical and emotional bullying. Continue reading Millburn High School Pays to Settle Bullying Case

THE SECOND CITY RETURNS TO ITS “SUMMER HOME” AT NJPAC!

If laughter is the best medicine, then The Second City is its biggest dispensary. The comedy empire that produced Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Keegan-Michael Key believes everyone can benefit from funny business, and shows how during The Second City Comedy Workshops at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, August 1-12. Continue reading THE SECOND CITY RETURNS TO ITS “SUMMER HOME” AT NJPAC!

Newark Stories: Four Newarkers Who Made a Difference

As part of the Newark Museum’s commemoration of Newark’s 350th anniversary, a new exhibition will showcase the stories of four Newarkers who were key benefactors of the Museum: Lida Clanton Broner, Caroline Bamberger Fuld, Howard W. Hayes and W. Clark Symington. Newark Stories: Four Newarkers Who Made a Difference opens on June 18 and runs through January 8, 2017. Continue reading Newark Stories: Four Newarkers Who Made a Difference

49th ANNUAL NEWARK FIREMAN’S FAIR & MUSTER, SUNDAY, JUNE 5

Everyone loves a parade and the sounds of a Pipe and Drum band, especially when it includes shiny fire trucks with sirens blasting. But that’s only part of the family festivities planned for the 49th Annual Fireman’s Muster on Sunday, June 5 from 11 am to 3:30 pm, at the Newark Museum and across the street in Washington Park.  Continue reading 49th ANNUAL NEWARK FIREMAN’S FAIR & MUSTER, SUNDAY, JUNE 5

Modern Heroics: 75 Years of African-American Expressionism at the Newark Museum

Building on the Museum’s historic role as a leader in collecting and exhibiting African-American art, a new exhibition at the Newark Museum will present a distinguished group of works by leading modern and contemporary artists. Modern Heroics: 75 Years of African-American Expressionism at the Newark Museum explores expressive painting and heroic themes through 34 works of painting and sculpture. Covering a broad span from the 1940s to the present, the exhibition is organized almost entirely from the Museum’s permanent collection of American Art, with a few additional works loaned by artists and private collectors in New Jersey. Continue reading Modern Heroics: 75 Years of African-American Expressionism at the Newark Museum