D&R Greenway Land Trust Congratulates Three Local Girls Honored by the Junior League of Greater Princeton for Building Community Through Good Works
(PRINCETON, NJ) -- D&R Greenway congratulates Emmy Stenull [age 13]; Allie Martin [age 12]; and Alexandra Kasimatis [age 9] for having been granted a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Community Work from the Junior League of Greater Princeton in a June ceremony. The girls were honored alongside HomeFront, Arm in Arm, Mercer St. Friends and RISE.
Vivid Stage Presents Songs in the Garden On August 4th
(SUMMIT, NJ) -- Vivid Stage, professional Theatre in Residence at Oakes Center in Summit, presents Songs in the Garden on August 4 at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit. Showtime is 6:30pm. The cabaret will be held on the lawn, and the rain date is Thursday, August 5 at 6:30pm. Patrons are invited to bring chairs or blankets and a picnic dinner.
Princeton Ballet School presents “A Weekend of Dance”
(PRINCETON, NJ) -- Princeton Ballet School (PBS), the official school of American Repertory Ballet (ARB), New Jersey’s top professional ballet company, will host “A Weekend of Dance” in the courtyard of the Princeton Shopping Center (301 N. Harrison St., Princeton) beginning on Friday, July 30 at 5:30pm with a performance featuring students from its world-renowned Summer Intensive program, and continuing on Saturday with a series of free dance classes.
Lauren Otis to Step Down at Artworks; Search Initiated for New Executive Director
(TRENTON, NJ) -- Lauren Otis will be stepping down from his role as Executive Director of Artworks, Trenton’s visual arts center. The Board of Trustees of Artworks announced that it is initiating a search for Mr. Otis’ replacement. Mr. Otis will continue to lead Artworks until his replacement is hired. Artworks, a non-profit with over 55 years of history in the greater Trenton area, has become one of Trenton’s most visible arts organizations with programming and events that have elevated the profile of arts and culture as one of the Capital City’s most valuable assets, and harnessed them as a potent force for community wellbeing and revitalization within city neighborhoods.
Nine Garden State Parkway Service Areas To Be Renamed After NJHOF Inductees
(TRENTON, NJ) -- To showcase the outstanding talent of the people of New Jersey and their contributions to the world, Governor Phil Murphy announced today that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority is renaming nine service areas on the Garden State Parkway after iconic New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) inductees in the arts, entertainment and sports.
BergenPAC Presents Foreigners Journey featuring Constantine Maroulis On September 25th
(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) will present Foreigners Journey featuring Constantine Maroulis on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 8:00pm. The band brings together the incredible sounds of two of rocks greatest arena bands of the 80’s -- Foreigner & Journey.
WE LOVE NYC: The Homecoming Concert To Take Place August 21st In Central Park
(NEW YORK, NY) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio, music industry legend Clive Davis, and Live Nation and NYCEDC chair Danny Meyer have announced the all-star lineup set to perform at the WE LOVE NYC: The Homecoming Concert produced by New York City, Clive Davis and Live Nation on the Great Lawn in Central Park on Saturday, August 21.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum Presents Artist Talks With Pamela Casper
(SUMMIT, NJ) -- Reeves-Reed Arboretum in collaboration with their current exhibiting artist, Pamela Casper, is welcoming the public to two Artist Talks in the coming weeks. On Tuesday, August 17 at 4:00pm, artists and painting enthusiasts are invited into the gardens at the Arboretum where Casper will share and demonstrate how she connects to nature and to place through her practice of Plein Air painting. Guests will observe how to simplify and attain a fresh, emotive painting from the vast landscape. After the demonstration, visitors can join Casper in the Wisner House Gallery for a guided tour of her exhibit, EARTHSCAPES: Emerging to a Brighter Tomorrow, as well as a Q&A session. A rain date for this event has been scheduled for Thursday, August 19 at 4:00pm.
New Jersey State Council on the Arts Approves Over $35.6 Million in Grants, Establishes Capital Arts Program
(TRENTON, NJ) -- The New Jersey State Council on the Arts awarded more than $35.6 million in grants to support more than 700 arts organizations, projects, and artists throughout the state. The grants were approved at the Arts Council's 55th Annual Meeting, held virtually. The awards announced on July 27, 2021 were part of the largest state appropriation the Council has ever received in its 55-year history – $31.9 million as part of the state budget approved by Governor Murphy last month. Today’s grant awards also included $7.5 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds, which were signed into law by Governor Murphy earlier this year as part of a multi-bill package aimed at economic recovery.