Mark Kendall in ‘The Magic Negro and Other Blackness’ at the Woodland
January 14, 2018 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) is delighted to present its third reading of its 2017-2018 staged reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a presentation of The Magic Negro and Other Blackness, written and directed by Mark Kendall. This event will be performed for one night only on Sunday, January 14th at 7:00pm at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd. Maplewood, NJ), where MDR is the resident theater company. The reading is $20 (advance purchase), $25 (if purchased at the door) and open to the public. Student/Senior discounts are also available. Tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite by clicking the link HERE.
This hilarious one-man show shows a performer at war with himself. By dissecting common themes in representations of the African-American experience, from race cards to white flight, and Aunt Jemima to Black Jesus, Kendall will make you laugh until you cry and cry until you laugh.
LOCATION: The Woodland
60 Woodland Rd 07040
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: https://webadmin.kw.com/admin/#admin/websites/d1bc5f83-5693-41d7-bbd9-8f5e096c37d7/create/post
Nkosi Anderson: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Philosophy of Love and Lessons for Today
January 14, 2018 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Nkosi Anderson, a PhD student in Christian Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York, is our opening speaker for the 2018-2019 season in our series, “What Ethical Culture Can Learn from Other Religions, Philosophies, and Traditions.” He will be discussing what Christianity means to him, and how its principles inspire his commitment to social justice and service to the community.
Nkosi Anderson’s family has deep roots in South Orange and Maplewood. He is the son of Drs. Herman and Adunni Anderson and brother to Anwar Anderson. A product of First Baptist Church of South Orange, Nkosi graduated from Columbia High School in 1997. He has worked in public education, government and academia, and with religious, nonprofit and community groups.
Nkosi remains committed to a number of movements for social justice and is active in a variety of organizations including South Mountain Peace Action, The Poverty Initiative/Kairos Center, Mother’s Kitchen and The Roots Project, Inc. Nkosi holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in African-American Studies, both from Columbia University. He also received his MDiv from Union Theological Seminary, NY.
LOCATION:Ethical Culture Society of Essex County
516 Prospect St. Maplewood, NJ 07040
THE GHOSTS OF GHASTLY MANOR
January 13, 2018 7:30 PM until 9:30 PM
A Maplewood tradition! Suburban Legend presents our sixth annual British panto: “The Ghosts of Ghastly Manor.” Fun, silly, musical theater for the whole family. Lots of audience participation, songs and dancing. Ticket proceeds go to two charitable causes in New Jersey: St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center and Bridges Outreach.
LOCATION: Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts
10 Durand Rd Maplewood, NJ 07040
Art & Music Reception: Robert Nealon
January 13, 2018 3:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Art & Music Reception
Saturday, January 13 3:00 pm Main Library
Our January exhibit is the mixed media work of Maplewood Library’s Tech Librarian Robert Nealon. Robert works in pen and ink, acrylics and Flashe, and thread and plastic. Live music will be provided by Campbell Charshie. Artist’s talk at 3:20.
LOCATION: Maplewood Memorial Library
51 Baker St. Maplewood, United States
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: https://villagegreennj.com/event/art-music-reception-robert-nealon/
Basketball Skills Group for Kids with Special Needs
January 13, 2018 12:30 PM until 1:15 PM
From the South Orange Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs:
The South Orange Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs will offer this basketball program for the TryCAN Community of children, age 10 and up, on Saturday afternoons. The focus will be on skills and drills, introducing children to the fundamentals of basketball, including dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. Each player will have a peer mentor to assist and share the experience. While having fun playing basketball, your child will also improve upon fitness, socialization, taking turns, listening and working with others in a group.
PLEASE NOTE: Modified equipment is not available at this location. Baskets will be at regulation height. Please take this into consideration when deciding if this program is suitable for your child.
REGISTRATION BEGINS NOVEMBER 1ST
Players will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis November 1st. Registration will be accepted at the Baird in South Orange or online.
Registration Fee: $65/player
Dates: Saturdays, January 13, 20, February 3, 10, 17 and 24
Time: 12:30-1:15 pm
Location: South Orange Middle School Gym, 70 North Ridgewood Road
Instructor: Adrien Jean, long time basketball coach and basketball program supervisor.
Coach Jean has also attended the TryCAN Peer Mentor Training program.
Trained Peer Mentors will be on hand to assist and help the kids have fun.
MARK NIZER 4D…THE ONLY LIVE 3D SHOW IN THE WORLD! AT SOPAC
January 13, 2018 2:00 PM until 3:15 PM
The phrase “Nothing Less Than Brilliant” (Performance Magazine) has been used to describe the outrageous comedic antics and expertly crafted juggling feats of Mark Nizer. Whether juggling laser beams at 1000 rpms, or five ping pong balls being thrown 20 feet in the air using only his mouth; or juggling a burning propane tank, a running electric carving knife and a 16-pound bowling ball all at once, you’ll discover for yourself that Mark Nizer is truly one of the greatest entertainment comedians and jugglers performing today. His skill and showmanship have taken him to venues around the world, including The Improv, The Comedy Store, Walt Disney World, thousands of college campuses, and all the major cruise lines. His resume also includes performances at The Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Don’t miss this exciting performance by one of the world’s best-known jugglers.
LOCATION: South Orange Performing Arts Center
1 Sopac Way
South Orange, NJ
OPTICAL ILLUSIONS CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
January 13, 2018 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM
Explore optics and early electricity at METC! Bring your creativity and imagination as we discover through crafts and experiments how light works. Time: 1 – 3 PM Cost: $10 per child, $8 for Members Age: 6 – 12 Registration Required
COST: $10 per child, $8 for Members
LOCATION: Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
9 Main Street
HEARTH COOKING FOR KIDS
January 14, 2018 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM
What’s better then warming up in the hearth and making breakfast the old fashioned way over a fire? This two-hour programs walks kids through making a breakfast on the hearth and enjoying the meal at the end. For ages 12 and up, space limited. 110 Orange Road, Montclair. 10 am to 12 pm. Admission is $20; $15 member rate. Registration required to email@example.com or 973-744-1796.www.montclairhistory.org.
COST: $20 for general admission, $15 for members
LOCATION: Crane House and Historic YWCA
110 Orange Road
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.njfamily.com/NJ-Family/Calendar/index.php/name/Hearth-Cooking-for-Kids/event/37619/
RICK ALLEN: DRUMS FOR PEACE
January 13-14, 2018 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Wentworth Gallery is honored to present Rick Allen’s works from his latest collection entitled “Rick Allen: Drums for Peace” Rick’s art is currently being showcased exclusively in Wentworth Gallery locations throughout the United States. The extraordinary collection houses originals, limited editions, the painted drum series, mixed media originals and the Wearable Art Collection. Rick Allen will be making two very special appearances at two Wentworth Gallery locations: in Short Hills, 1200 Morris Turnpike, on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 5-8 pm RSVP: 973-564-9776 or firstname.lastname@example.org & Rick Allen will appearing live at Wentworth Gallery in King of Prussia, 690 West Dekalb Pike, on Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 1-4 pm RSVP: 610-337-8988 or wentworthKOP@wentworthgallery.com For more info, visitwww.wentworth-art.com
LOCATION: Wentworth Gallery
1200 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ