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

See “The Princess Bride” with Live Commentary by Carey Elwes

2015-06-18_14-36-06In this highly anticipated premiere at NJPAC, fans of The Princess Bride join the heroic Westley (actor Cary Elwes) in a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set of the classic film.

After a screening of The Princess Bride, Elwes provides a moderated commentary on favorite scenes, revealing never-before-shared secrets and tales of inconceivable antics! Do not be a Humperdinck. Make haste to see The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes for a night you will always tweasure.

Special VIP package: A limited number of packages include a meet-and-greet with Cary Elwes and a signed copy of his best-selling book, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride.

Jersey Cares Day 2015

201503551088e97f816Saturday, May 2nd for the 17th Annual Jersey Cares Day!

Jersey Cares Day is a day of true partnership and community building as people from all over New Jersey unite for the common goal of revitalizing local communities. Jersey Cares Day is also a fundraiser to support the important work of Jersey Cares all throughout the year. Like a walk-a-thon, Jersey Cares Day volunteers raise pledges for the time they are contributing, making the event an inspiring way to build stronger communities and help continue that work all year round!

Volunteer Projects:

  • General landscaping
  • Painting wall murals in schools ( murals sketched in advance)
  • Spending time with seniors
  • General debris clean-up

JerseyCaresNewark Volunteer Projects

For more information about Jersey Cares Day or to register for an available project site in Newark, please visit our website at

Aretha Franklin Comes to NJ PAC!

via NJ PAC – Known around the world by her first name and as die reigning “Queen of Soul,” 19-time Grammy winner Aretha Franklin (“Respect,” “Chain of Fools”) is one of the most influential and important voices in the history of American music.

 Only N.J. performance. Saturday, March 14th at New Jersey Performing Arts Center beginning at 8 PM

In 2009, Franklin was named the “No. 1 Vocalist of All Time” by Rolling Stone magazine for her repertoire, which spans pop, soul, jazz, rock, blues and gospel and includes hits like “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “I Say a Little Prayer.” With her ever-distinctive, soulful, to-the-bone vocal style, she has graced music charts for over five decades and her live performances have touched the hearts of tens of millions since she began her musical journey in Detroit as a singing child prodigy.

Franklin has earned countless accolades and global recognition. She is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Kennedy Center Honors, 14 honorary doctorate degrees, and was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.



Sweet_Honey_718X370Saturday, December 20th at 7:30 PM at Prudential Hall at NJ PAC

In celebration of Kwanzaa, the revered African-­American a cappella women’s ensemble performs blues, jazz, gospel and R&B, with excursions into symphonic and dance theater. Sweet Honey in the Rock has enjoyed a 40 ­year career of musical and activist achievements and worldwide tours, from the U.K. to the U.N.

Formed by Bernice Johnson Reagon as a quartet, the group has been the subject of two PBS documentaries, recorded film soundtracks and was Grammy-­nominated for several children’s albums. Sweet Honey in the Rock’s latest CD set, A Tribute – Live! Jazz at Lincoln Center, pays homage to some of the great female African-American vocalists whose songs helped shape the group, including Abbey Lincoln, Odetta, Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone.

The current lineup is composed of Louise Robinson, Carol Maillard, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil and Shirley Childress (American Sign Language).


Integrity House Hosts Special Women’s Recognition Celebration For More Than 100 Women

Poet Dr. Antoinette Ellis-Williams Serves as Keynote Speaker

Poet Dr. Antoinette Ellis-Williams Serves as Keynote Speaker

Integrity House, a nationally recognized non-profit substance abuse rehabilitation center with locations in Newark and Secaucus, hosted a Women’s Recognition Celebration as part of its long-standing commitment to provide support and educational programs to aid clients in their recovery and help cultivate a new positive lifestyle. More than 100 women, including clients, staff and board members were present for the event held at Integrity House’s Secaucus campus on March 31, 2014.

Antoinette Ellis-Williams, scholar, minister, activist, poet and artist, was featured as the keynote speaker at the event. Ellis-Williams read poetry from her newly-released publication “Black Gardenias,” a collection of poetry, short stories and sayings dedicated to women from many different areas of life and their struggles against and triumph over various forms of oppression. Ellis-Williams shared an inspiring message of hope with Integrity’s clients, as they continue on their road to recovery, long-term success and happiness.

“We are consistently seeking ways to improve our programs and educational resources for clients, and we aim to do so by hosting events like the Women’s Recognition Celebration to provide them with the knowledge, resources and inspiration to thrive in our treatment program and beyond,” said Robert Budsock, CEO & President of Integrity House. “I’d like to recognize the women from our Newark and Secaucus residential programs, who planned and coordinated this highly successful and beneficial event to help support the many women in our Integrity family. We are also very thankful to have someone as influential and inspiring as Antoinette visit our campus, participate in this event, and enrich and empower our clients.”

Following Ellis-Williams’ presentation, several Integrity House clients spoke about their experiences, and several Trustee and staff members were honored with Certificates of Recognition.

For more information on Integrity House and the substance abuse treatment and support services it provides,, connect on Facebook at, or follow on Twitter at

About Integrity House:

Integrity House is celebrating more than 45 years of providing substance abuse treatment and support services for over 2,000 adult and adolescent addicts annually.  The groundbreaking work of Integrity House is recognized as both a national and international prototype for recovery.  This non-profit treatment program is based in Newark and Secaucus, N.J.  For more information, visit or call 973 623.7246.

Kenny Rogers Christmas Come To NJ PAC

Thursday, December 5 at 8:00 PM

Kenny Rogers arrives in NJPAC‘s Prudential Hall with this holiday-themed concert, a happy collection of his greatest hits interspersed with some of your favorite holiday songs.  Throughout a career that’s lasted for more than four decades, Kenny Rogers has crossed the lines between pure country and crossover pop.

For more information please visit:

An Evening Of Hot Chili & Cool Brew

When: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 6:00 PM

Where: Newark Museum, 49 Washington St.m Newark

The Newark Museum Volunteer Organization and The Newark Museum Business & Community Council invite you to enjoy a wide variety of the finest domestic and international beers and sample meat and vegetarian chilis and other tantalizing treats in the setting of the beautiful Newark Museum.

$50 per person
$125 Pint Level Individual Sponsorship
Individual Sponsors will be recognized in the event program. (All but $15 of each ticket is tax deductible)

Group rates for 10 or more – please call 973.596.6559

To purchase tickets, become a sponsor or make a donation, call 973.596.6559.  All ticket and sponsor proceeds benefit the Newark Museum. This is a 21 and over event.