This is a one person exhibition of acrylic paintings by South Orange artist Cathleen McCoy Bristol who says of her artistic practice, "The more I celebrate the differences in people, the more similarities I find."
Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to see "America's Jazz Band" FREE at Columbia High School.
2pm talk and demonstration of 18th century women’s fashion; 1pm-4pm American Girl® clothing display.
Drop in at the Skate House this Sunday, February 24th from 1pm-3pm to view and to learn about African Art from South Orange resident and collector, Ivan Ainyette. It’s not every day you get to see exquisite samples of African art up close and personal. In honor of Black History Month, Dr. Ainyette will share selections from his personal collection and talk about each piece in the historic Skate House near the duck pond in Meadowland Park, South Orange. (Mead Street and North Ridgewood Road)
Ivan Ainyette has been a resident of South Orange since 2003. Over the past 25 years he has amassed a small collection of African Art from various sources. Initially, he started attending street fairs, then flea markets and finally auction houses where he would buy objects. Visiting museums, buying books, watching videos, he began to recognize authentic from reproduction works of art. He has collected items, masks and sculptures from various countries- Nigeria, Ghana, Mali, Congo, Ivory Coast, South African, Ethiopia, Gabon and Cameroon. Some he believes are masterpieces that can only be found in museums, private collections, well established auction houses or books. In addition to collecting, he is a neuropsychologist and works in a large hospital in New York City and has a small private practice.
Families are welcome. For more information, contact Sandy Martiny at email@example.com.
From two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Lynn Nottage, Intimate Apparel follows Esther, a black seamstress in 1905 New York who must use her gifted hands and her sewing machine to refashion her dreams and make them anew from the whole cloth of her life's experiences.
The Cultural Affairs will be screening the film Central Park Five film which deals with the notorious case of five teenagers who were wrongfully convicted of raping a woman in NYC’s Central Park. Panel Discussion immediately following film will include:
Filmmaker Sarah Burns
Kevin Richardson one of the wrongly convicted Central Park 5
Jennifer Sellitti NJ Office of the Public Defender Director of Training and Communications
Christina Swarns is former litigation director of NAACP legal defense fund and attorney in charge at the office of the appellate defender
Join our poetry circle to listen to and read together the well-known and lesser known Black poets of history and of the present.
No school, no problem! Join us for a double screening of The Muppets Movie (2011) at 10 AM and Muppets Most Wanted (2014) at 1:30 PM. In between, at 12:00 PM, we will be having pizza and hot dogs (while supplies last). The first movie screening will be a sensory-friendly presentation and throughout the event, we will have a sensory-friendly art space available. Bring a blanket. Registration is required. You can register here.
Jazz drummer Greg Bufford and his band pay tribute to one of the most revered and iconic singers of her era, Billie Holiday.
Two repeat, live theatrical performances with a race-related talk-back discussion on the last day led by the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race
Join us for our first ever Black History Month movie night!
Graham Russell Gao Hodges, author and professor of History and Africana & Latin American Studies at Colgate University discusses his most recent book, BLACK New Jersey: 1664 to the Present Day.
Young People’s Concert featuring Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf and Carnival of the Animals by Camille St. Säens.
A 15 member ensemble made up of talented local artist will take the Woodland stage and tell stories through their instruments and with of the narration of local notables.