Eggs, blooms and vibrant colors abound as Easter arrives in all of its springtime splendor. Welcome the holiday by adorning your home with a cheerful wreath that celebrates the season.
Arts Unbound, a non-profit arts organization in Orange, NJ that is dedicated to the artistic achievement of people living with disabilities and seniors, will be hosting their third annual 24-hour art marathon with the support of Jerry’s Artist Outlet on May 6-7. The ArtBender is a 24-hour period of creativity from noon on Saturday, May 6 to noon on Sunday, May 7. Participants sign up to make art during ArtBender and raise pledges from friends and family to support their efforts. Proceeds benefit Arts Unbound’s vocational fine art programs for people with disabilities.
ArtBender is free to join. Visitors are welcome at The Dora Stern Gallery at Arts Unbound anytime during the 24 -hour period to watch participants at work or to join in. Participants can create art at the gallery, at other participating sites, or at home. People participating from home are encouraged to post pictures of the art they make with the hashtag #ArtBender. Participants can join in for as many hours as they want to create art. Continue reading
Fresh off a successful 2016 Major League Soccer campaign that included a conference-best regular season record and unlucky early playoff exit, the Harrison-based New York Red Bulls opened their new season earlier this month with a tough road test against Atlanta United FC, one of the league’s two new expansion teams for 2017.
After conceding an early goal, the Red Bulls fought back to score two of their own and spoil the inaugural game festivities as they escaped Atlanta with a win.
The three points secured in the victory will undoubtedly prove vital over the stretch of the long, eight-month regular season, but the win wasn’t the only thing that had Red Bulls General Manager Marc de Grandpre beaming when he returned to New Jersey last week.
For de Grandpre, opening night in Atlanta not only offered a valuable opportunity to showcase his team to a nationally televised audience, it signaled a big step for the MLS, now in its 22nd season as the top flight of soccer in the country, as yet another new American market opened its doors to the world’s game.
NEWARK MUSEUM, 49 Washington St, Newark, NJ. (973) 596-6550
Through May: NEW ACQUISITION: “WHAT WILL COME” (2007) VIDEO INSTALLATION BY WILLIAM KENTRIDGE. “A recent acquisition – an installation by the renowned South African artist William Kentridge – is on view in the Arts of Global Africa’s dedicated gallery for video art. WHAT WILL COME (2007) is an animated film, created using Kentridge’s signature technique of drawing and erasing on a sheet of paper and filming the process frame-by-frame. The work is inspired by Italy’s invasion of Ethiopia in 1935, in which 275,000 Ethiopians lost their lives. Among them were a large number of civilians who were gassed, a fact denied by the Italian government until 1995. The title originates from a Ghanaian proverb, “what will come, has already come,” a reference to the cyclical nature of history.”
One of the most acclaimed bands of the last three decades. 10,000 Maniacs defined college rock and created the first wave of alternative rock bands that became known as the alternative rock format on FM radio.
Writing and performing powerful, danceable and socially conscious original material in and around their hometown of Jamestown, New York the group toured extensively and produced two independently released records, Human Conflict Number Five (1982) and Secrets of the I Ching (1983) on their own label. By producing, manufacturing and marketing their own recordings, 10,000 Maniacs were one of the original “indie” bands before signing with Elektra Records.
Although Natalie Merchant is no longer with 10,000 Maniacs, the band has the added distinction of helping to launch her solo career. The singer-songwriter and musician parted ways with the band in 1993.
2016 marks 35 years of 10,000 Maniacs and in honor of the anniversary the band released their first live album with lead vocalist Mary Ramsey, Playing Favorites.
Newark’s first Whole Foods supermarket is officially open for business.
The much-anticipated store – which many local residents and officials have called a symbol of growth and hope in the city’s downtown area – opened its doors Wednesday with a “bread breaking” ceremony at its new location at 633 Broad Street in the newly reborn Hahne Building.
Spend an uproarious, provocative evening of Real Time with Emmy-winning comedian, author and political commentator Bill Maher.
NJPAC, Sunday, June 25th at 7:30
For well over two decades now, Bill Maher has masterfully combined stand-up comedy with political provocation, and helped to extend the boundaries of where funny, relevant talk can go on American television. First on Comedy Central’s Politically Incorrect and for the last 12 years on HBO’s Real Time, Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have earned him a whopping 38 Emmy Award nominations.
Maher began his career as a stand-up comedian back in in 1979. Since then, he has earned acclaim for his 10 stand-up specials on HBO, and continues to perform at least 50 sold-out dates a year in Las Vegas and on stages across the country. Maher’s career path has also taken him to Broadway (the one-man Victory Begins at Home), the big screen (with the hit 2008 documentary, Religulous), and the best-seller list.