Jazz at Orama “1st Thursdays”

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Orama Restaurant at 595 River Road in Edgewater

Bergen County Jazz Society will host “1st Thursdays” at the beautiful water front view Orama Restaurant. Come and here the smooth sounds of Curtis Lundy, World Renowned Bassist, Grammy Nominated, Composer, Arranger, and Recording Artist. December 7th at 7:00pm. This Thursday and every 1st Thursday of the month. Do you sing or play an instrument? If yes, Come and Jam with Curtis. The fee for this event is $20. Please register at click for details.

Historic Environmental Hike In Fort Lee To Take Place Next Week

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The Fort Lee Historic Preservation Commission and the Fort Lee Environmental Committee will sponsor a historic / environmental hike through Fort Lee on Sunday, November 19th at noon at the Fort Lee Historic Park off Hudson Terrace – parking on site. Historic Preservation Commission Chair Tom Meyers and Fort Lee Environmental Committee liaison Councilperson Ila Kasofsky will lead the hike which will start at the Historic Park during Retreat Weekend where visitors will be given a tour of the site as the Brigade of the American Revolution performs a living history program for the 241st anniversary of General Washington’s Retreat to Victory from Fort Lee. The hike will then head south of the bridge atop the Palisades for a discussion of the Palisades Interstate Park and the two ruins of the famous Riviera Nightclub of Fort Lee. Please wear hiking boots or sneakers – this is a moderate hike. Admission free. For further info contact (201) 693-2763.

 

2nd Annual Madonna 5K

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The fast and flat 3.1 mile course is certified by USA Track and Field. Kids 0-5 years old are free and children ages 6-17 pay only $10 from now till race day!

Local businesses or organizations can sponsor this walk or run event, which had 300 participants last year, and many more spectators! Last year the Madonna 5K raised $9,000 for 12-year old Briana Lopez, a Fort Lee resident fighting cancer.

While this year’s M5K will benefit Madonna Church, the event will be collecting gift cards for school supplies, clothing and food for families who need help.

Former NY Giants Super Bowl Champion #JustinTuck and his wife Lauran are sponsoring the Madonna 5K as parishioners, and through their Tuck Family Foundation, will be collecting #giftcards for #schoolsupplies and #clothing for underprivileged families in Fort Lee.

“Education has always been the surest route to economic mobility in our country,” says Lauran Tuck. “We are passionate about closing the ‘opportunity gaps’ that exist in the education space.”

“We are happy to be working with the Madonna 5K to gather school supplies and other necessary items for families in need in our community,” Tuck added.

Sign up at the link below before fee goes up!

And don’t forget to bring gift cards from your favorite school supply, food and clothing stores!

Calling Artists and Writers to Display Work at Leonia Arts’ Seventh Annual ‘Meet the Artists’

Leonia Arts, a nonprofit cultural arts alliance in the borough, presents with the Leonia Public Library the seventh annual ‘Meet the Artists’.  The event takes place on Sunday, October 1 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, located at 399 Broad Avenue in the borough.  The event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.

Leonia Artists Invited to Display Work

The annual event celebrates the borough’s long history in the arts.   Artists from all media — performers, crafts people, sculptors, photographers, writers, multimedia, painters, and other areas — who reside or work in the borough of Leonia, may display their work at the annual event.  As display space is limited, artists must register in advance.  For information, contact 201-944-0510 or info@leoniaarts.org.

The public is invited to attend and meet the artists and patrons from the borough, while enjoying wine and cheese and listening to live music.  Artists’ work from various fields, ranging from poetry to paintings and sculptures, will be displayed throughout the hall.

Suzanne Pancrazi Memorial Grant Recipient

This year, Leonia Arts features painter Vincent Priblo’s work, winner of the second annual Suzanne Pancrazi Memorial Grant.  The award honors the namesake of the grant, a Leonia resident, who was an audio-visual artist and a member of the Leonia Arts’ board of trustees.  The purpose of the grant is to further a selected artist’s specific project or a body of work.

Mission Supports the Borough’s Arts Community

Leonia Arts’ mission is to support, stimulate, enhance, promote and connect the arts within the borough and to other communities.  The grassroots organization supports the arts by connecting the various diverse artists and creative groups in the town often called the “Athens of New Jersey.”  Membership in Leonia Arts is free and available for artists, arts organizations, arts groups, and patrons of the arts in Leonia.

The organization’s web site features an Artist Link page open to Leonia artists in all disciplines.  Artists, who are members of Leonia Arts, may link their web site to the Leonia Arts’ web site.  Borough artists interested in linking their web site and/or contact information to be listed on the relevant subpage, should send the following to info@leoniaarts.org:  name and type of artist (photographer, actor, dancer, writer, etc.), one photo (optional), web site URL (optional), and a short bio or profile no more than two brief paragraphs in length.

For more information about the ‘Meet the Artists’ event or Leonia Arts, contact Kathy Pecht at 201-944-0510 or send an e-mail to info@leoniaarts.org.  Go to www.leoniaarts.org for additional information about the organization, to join Leonia Arts, to view a calendar of upcoming arts events, and much more.

HAUNTED ILLUSIONS @bergenpac

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October 30, 2016 @ 4:00 pm Bergen Performing Arts Center

As seen on NBC’s, America’s Got Talent!You’ll be stunned and amazed as master illusionist David Caserta has people levitating, disappearing, and reappearing right before your eyes.

You will witness never before seen illusions that have been created just for this show. Families will thrill, laugh and possibly vanish from sight at a magic spectacular like no other.

What better way to celebrate Halloween than with an incredible night of magic!

Leonia Arts to Hold ‘Meet the Artists’ Event

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Leonia Arts, a nonprofit cultural arts alliance in the borough, is co-sponsoring with the Leonia Public Library the sixth annual ‘Meet the Artists’. The event will be held on Sunday, September 25 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall located at 399 Broad Avenue in the town. The arts showcase is free and open to the public.

The annual event celebrates the borough’s long history in the arts that continues today with many artists calling Leonia home. Leonia artists — photographers, musicians, cartoonists, painters, sculptors, writers, dancers, actors, crafters, and multimedia artists, among others — and patrons of the arts are invited to attend.

Artists and supporters of the arts are invited to meet and network with other artists and patrons from the borough, while enjoying wine and cheese and listening to live music. Artists’ work from various fields, ranging from poetry to paintings and sculptures, will be displayed throughout the hall.

This year, Leonia Arts will feature a special reading by Lisa Hansen, winner of the first annual Suzanne Pancrazi Memorial Grant. The award honors the namesake of the grant, a Leonia resident, who was an audio-visual artist and a member of the Leonia Arts’ board of trustees. The purpose of the grant is to further a selected artist’s specific project or a body of work.

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