Join us for a night of amazing dance & movement!
Freespace Dance is a contemporary modern dance company renowned for creating emotionally driven work with a bold athletic signature style. Comprised of exceptionally strong performers, this vibrant company uses controlled abandonment in pushing the limits of inventive partnering.
This third annual outdoor event is for die-hard HOUSE MUSIC fans. 12pm-9:30 PM, featuring Club 88 DJs: Lionel "Burt" Burton, Stephon Johnson, Kevin O and Jazzy B, plus official HHSF Host DJ Jose Burgos. Don't miss performances by CeCe Rogers and Kenny Bobien. Event hosts: Sir Charles Dixon and Tony "Tune" Herbert!
Food and vendors on site. No outside food or beverages. FREE parking. Beer and wine garden. Bring your blanket or lawn chair. Limited chair rental available.
In a small town, an oil company is drilling for oil. The geologist, Dowd, informs his boss, Tenneson that they detected what could be an ecosystem which could affect their drilling rights. But Tenneson tells them to go on and something happens. Something came out and Tenneson wants to keep it quiet by keeping what came out on ice. In the town, something's been taking the fuel tanks off vehicles, leaving a big hole. Tripp, who lives in the town is frustrated at his life, specifically not having a vehicle of his own. He works at a scrap yard and he's been working on restoring an old truck. One day he thinks he hears something and traps it in the storage pit. He calls the Sheriff who's his step-father, whom he doesn't like. And when he gets there, it's gone. Later he sets a trap for it and sees it's a slug like creature who feeds on oil. He would bond with it. Later a man from the oil company shows up at the yard and asks him about the thing he reported earlier. Tripp feigns it was mistaken but the guy doesn't believe him. The creature enters the chassis of the truck he was working on and makes it move. He then gets in the truck and it goes off on it's own and he tries to figure out what to do.
The Taste of West Orange International Food Festival is a celebration of our rich, diverse community. Join us for a cultural exploration of delicious food and artistic performances.
*Birdie's Biscuits and Fried Chicken - Southern
*My Four Suns - Korean
*Miss Ann's Jerk Chicken
*Frozen Island - Ice Cream, Italian Ice, Hawaiian Shave Ice
*Pour House Pints & Pies
*Benji's Taqueria Mexican Grill
*Waffle de Lys
* Pepe's BBQ
Amusement rides, kids games and family fun!
JUST ADDED!! West Orange, NJ local business Gina's Facetag will be on hand for face painting, glitter tattoos and more at the Taste of West Orange International Food Festival and Kiddie Carnival. Face painting starts at 2 p.m.
Latin Night kicks off the summer season at The Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center for a third year. Expect music and dance (including merengue, bachata and salsa), plenty of seriously good food, a beer and sangria garden and cultural displays. FREE ADMISSION. Sponsored by: New Jersey Arts Incubator, West Orange Hispanic Foundation and The Township of West Orange, NJ
Interested organizations should submit a check or money order to New Jersey Arts Incubator, 4 Boland Dr., West Orange, N.J. 07052 or donate online below. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $45. Chamber members are $25, Nonprofits are $35.
*All donations are tax-deductible.
Want to become a chamber member? Join at: www.westorangechamber.com
Make checks payable to: New Jersey Arts Incubator (NJAI)
99.15% proceeds go directly to NJAI Arts Play Program. Arts Play brings free activities and workshop to children with special needs. This program serves nearly 300 children and their families annually.**
*Exhibitors must provide their own tent and table. All exhibitors are responsible for the ongoing appearance of their booth - no clutter or trash - and for cleaning up their space at the end of the show. All exhibitors tables MUST be covered to the ground with NEAT, attractive cloths. Excess merchandise, storage bins and carts, and personal belongings must be out of public view or stored in your vehicle. Tables must have a cover and tents and chairs must be in good condition.
Special Children are More Special
At ARTS PLAY CARNIVAL
August 28th from 1-4PM
Arts Play, Music, moon bounce, face painting and more. Admission is free!
GINNY DUENKEL POOL
WEST ORANGE, NJ 07052
For more information email
Or call 973-669-7385
This summer, enjoy OSPAC...
and invite a friend.
It's so close. So affordable.
Produced by NJAI for The West Orange Board Education and Footsteps for the Exceptional Child
Spread the Word
Tell your friends and family about the ease and affordability of OSPAC this summer.
A Summer of World-Class Music and Great Food.
Make an impact and Tell a Friend today.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED DUE TO RAIN. IT WILL NOW SHOW ON 8/24
70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
THIS IS A FREE EVENT!!
Rude Boy George is a NYC-based band that reimagines 80's New Wave classics in ska, reggae and rocksteady versions. They are motivated by a shared love and respect for ska (reflected in the reference to 1960s and 2 Tone rude boys) and the extraordinary amount of good music produced in the late 70s and early 80s New Wave/post-punk era (Boy George).
The 12th Annual OSPAC Jazz and Brew Festival
OSPAC will be hosting its 12th Annual Jazz and Brew Festival on September 19th! Come enjoy a fun filled day complete with live jazz performances, vendors, and a beer and wine garden! You don't want to miss out!
Performances by the Bill Charlap Trio, the Eric Alexander and the Mabern Quartet, the Oscar Perez Latin Jazz, the Dave Stryker Quartet, the Bob DeVos Quartet, Enrico Granafei and Madame Pat Tandy.
12:30 “Two Sides of Singing” w/Enrico Granafei & Madame Pat Tandy, accompanied by Dan Kostelnik and Steve Johns
Side One: Harmonica virtuoso, classical guitarist, singer, songwriter, arranger, composer Enrico Granafei has a long history of extensive international performances encompassing both classical music and jazz. He studied with the great Toots Thielemans. Enrico will explore the Brazilian side of jazz with vocals, guitar and harmonica. Enrico’s latest CD “Alone and Together” received widespread airplay in multiple categories. www.enricogranafei.com
Side Two: Madame Pat Tandy establishes instant audience rapport with her powerful voice and unique interpretation of lyrics. Performing here and abroad, she assures her fans that this is more than a performance – it’s life. Early on, Pat was influenced by gospel and performed R & B with the “Pretenders.” Her latest CD is a tribute to Irene Reid. www.madamepattandy.com
2pm Bill Charlap Triow/Peter Washington, Kenny Washington
One of the world’s premiere jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed with Tony Bennett, Gerry Mulligan, Wynton Marsalis and Phil Woods. Known for his interpretations of American popular songs, he has recorded albums featuring the music of Hoagy Carmichael, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. His Bill Charlap Trio with Peter Washington and Kenny Washington has is long recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Time magazine: “No matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, Bill Charlap invariably zeroes in on its essence.” www.billcharlap.com
3:15pmOscar Perez Latin Jazz Explosion! w/Mike Lee, Ted Chubb, Thomson Kneeland, Alvester Garnett
With roots in Cuban folk music, and extensive classical and jazz studies, acclaimed pianist Oscar Perez has been widely recognized for his joyful performances, composing and teaching: An improviser and composer with his own distinct voice, Oscar Perez has expertly combined the traditions of his Cuban heritage with straight-ahead jazz.” He has toured with diverse musicians including Christian McBride and Wycliffe Gordon. www.oscarperezmusic.com
4:30pmBob DeVos Organ Quartet w/Ralph Bowen, Dan Kostlenik, Steve Johns
Guitarist/composer Bob DeVos is hailed as “a brilliant, knowing bebop player, a master with a sound to die for.” With long, blues-drenched melodic lines and a horn-like approach, Bob’s 2013 CD Shadow Box catapulted to the Top Ten Airplay Charts to critical acclaim, as have his earlier CDs. DeVos has played/recorded with a who’s who of jazz greats in and out of the Hammond B3 Organ tradition including legends Richard “Groove” Holmes-Sonny Stitt, Jimmy McGriff-Hank Crawford and Charles “The Mighty Burner” Earland. Bob’s latest CD, “Six String Solos,” has just been released. www.bobdevosjazzguitar.com
5:45pmThe Eric Alexander/Harold Mabern Quartet
This quartet brings together two generations of jazz giants, famed tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander and the legendary giant of jazz, Harold Mabern. The quartet has toured extensively around the world and has released seven recordings on the Milestone and Alfa (Japan) labels. Leader, sideman, composer, clinician, Eric has released dozens of top CDs for HighNote Records and has appeared on dozens more. For over 50 years, as both sideman and leader, Harold has played and recorded with the giants: Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery, Lee Morgan, Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, and Freddie Hubbard, amongmany others.
7pm Dave StrykerOrgan Quartet w/Steve Slagle, Pat Bianchi, McClenty Hunter
Whether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker leading his own group (with 26 CD’s as a leader to date), co-leading The Stryker/Slagle Band, or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and many others, you know why the Village Voice calls him “one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years.” Dave’s current hit CD “Messing with Mr. T,” a celebration of the music of Stanley Turrentine, was no. 3 on the Jazz Charts for many weeks. www.davestryker.com
RAIN DATE September 20.
There will also be afternoon kids activities, including face painting by Gina Rivas-Velazquez
Join Us for “Lakeside Yoga”
The benefit of yoga is that it creates a wonderful sense of well being physically, emotionally, spiritually! Having a regular yoga practice can transform your life with a new attitude, and the possibilities are endless. All you need is a mat, comfy clothing, and a willingness to try something new.
Hatha Yoga Instructor:
300 hr. RYT yoga instructor
Space is limited! Registration is now closed. Thank you!!
Headliner R&B sensation Alyson Williams
VMedia and Inspire Talent Brand Management will present "SUMMER
WORLD STAGE - The Divine Nine Greek Fest" at The Oskar Schindler
Performing Arts Center (OSPAC) in West Orange. We plan a day full of music celebrating the Divine Nine.
R&B Diva Alyson Williams will headline Summer World Stage Divine Nine Greek Fest on Sept. 12 at OSPAC. The event runs 1-9 p.m. with spins by internationally known DJs Wiz of Kid N' Play and Busta Rhymes spinmaster DJ Scratchator. Live music concert starts 7:30 p.m.
Join us at OSPAC for music, food, sangria, and the incomparable Alyson Williams!
A Good Movie. A Bag of Popcorn,
A Cone of Ice Cream or Maybe
A Burger or Cotton Candy.
Special time with friends. That's Movie Night at OSPAC. 7:30pm
sponsored by Creating Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Special appearance by Princess Elsa starting at 6:30 p.m.
OSPAC is welcoming Rude Boy George and Pidgin Droppings to kick its 2015 season into high gear! There will also be a wine and beer garden on site! The event is free but don't come empty handed because there will also be independent vendors and a face painter! Come start off your summer the right way here at OSPAC! This is a FREE event.
Rude Boy George is a NYC-based band that performs 80’s New Wave classics reinterpreted in ska, rocksteady, and reggae versions. The band is motivated by its love and respect for ska and the extraordinary amount of good music produced in the new wave/post-punk era.
Pidgin Droppings formed from a collaboration of musicians from different genres finding a common ground with hip-hop, funk, dub, and various types of African music. With many bands bending genres and incorporating all the influences that come from this ever-shrinking planet, Pidgin Droppings melds these qualities into a pot of cultural stew.
*This is a Bring Your Own Chair event*