Newark 2017 Latin Festival Will Include Jerry Rivera, Tito El Bambino

jerry_rivera-1497362744-7823The city of Newark will hold its 3rd annual Latin Festival from noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6, on Bloomfield Avenue between Lake Street and Clifton Avenue in Newark’s North Ward.

According to a city news release, Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Award-nominated salsa singer Jerry Rivera, also known as “Cara de Niño,” and Reggaeton star, singer and song writer Tito El Bambino will headline the day’s live musical performances.09

The festival will celebrate Latino arts and culture with a wide array of family-oriented activities, including live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, and other activities for children of all ages, officials stated.

In addition to the festival’s recreational activities, free health screenings will be offered to attendees.

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NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK: THE TOTAL PACKAGE TOUR

2017-06-12_13-15-46New Kids on the Block: The Total Package Tour with special guests Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul

New Kids on the Block and superstar special guests Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul bring The Total Package Tour to Prudential Center Sunday, July 2.  With a combined 200 million records sold worldwide, NKOTB, Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men are primed to have the biggest party of the summer with The Total Package Tour.  Known for delivering Blockheads with one-night-only experiences and legendary collaborative events, NKOTB will return to the stage after 2016’s touring hiatus, bringing with them number one hits like “Hangin Tough,” “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever),” and “Step By Step”.

Paula Abdul makes her momentous return to the stage for a hit-fueled set that includes an incredible seven number-one hit singles, while Package Tour alums Boyz II Men will deliver their trademark, multiplatinum-selling sound to fans nationwide.

Free Dance Workshop

dance_workshop_170610_bannerSaturday, June 10th at 11:30 am at the North Branch Library

Learn different forms of dance including jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, and African

Workshop Leader: Alicia Blanks, founder and artistic director of AMB Dance Theatre

Wear comfortable clothing and be ready to move!

For kids ages 6 to 16

For more information, call North End Branch Library at 973-733-7766

Go Bananas: 18 Ways to Decorate With Yellow

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(Image credit: Eileen Kathryn Boyd Interiors)

Yellow. It’s sunny, cheerful, full of life, and just all around happy. So when you use it on your interiors, chances are you’ll be bringing some of these attributes into your home. Wrap your walls with it, upholster your chairs, or use it sparingly in your artwork. Whether you’re looking to make a bold, vibrant statement or evoke an understated warmth, yellow is a sure-fire stop on the color wheel. Take a look at these 18 spaces that have us going bananas over all things yellow.

The award for chicest pool house I’ve ever seen goes to designer Eileen Kathryn Boyd, who turned to lovely mix of yellow and purple in this space she designed as part of a past Hamptons Showhouse. Her sunny choices for the wallcovering and window treatments will make you want to dive right in.

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The 3 Most Important Decorating Elements

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Image Sources: Laura Metzler and Homepolish

via PopSugar – The way Shannon Smith transforms a bare apartment into a cozy home might cause you to confuse her for a magician, or an interior design fairy godmother at the very least. The Homepolish interior designer can do wonders to a space no matter how tight the budget or small the square footage.

The secret to creating a stunning home, she says, is to focus on three things when decorating. “I am a firm believer that you don’t need a lot of stuff to make your space feel finished. If you consider these three things — texture, color, and scale — you can make any space feel cozy.”

Keep reading to hear what Shannon has to say about approaching each.

Portugal Day Races

race3265-logo-bvjoh2The Portugal Day Races take place every year around the first or second Sunday of June, usually the closest one to the Portuguese national holiday. The race started in 1979 and has been organized by Lar Dos Leos (Den of Lions) since then. Each year runners/walkers, Portuguese or not, gather and race in the historic Ironbound section, celebrating Portuguese-American culture.

This year’s race will take place on Sunday June 11th. Races include a 5k, 1 mile fun run, and children’s run.  Sign up here.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2017

alvin-ailey-american-dance-theaters-yannick-lebrun-718x370-5878156b6aElegant, 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 – right here at NJ PAC.

Now more than ever, we need the power of dance to bring us all together, connected by our common humanity. Engage your emotions as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns with premieres that touch on timely topics and beloved works such as Revelations, which fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.

America’s premier modern dance company is 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.

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