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The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation has partnered with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts on “Keep Jersey Arts Alive,” a digital campaign to build support for keeping the state’s arts institutions afloat. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, theaters, museums, galleries, performing arts centers, dance studios and other groups have already lost over $30 million in revenue. New Jersey...
NEWARK, NJ – March 30, 2021 – Newark Symphony Hall (NSH), New Jersey’s largest Black-led arts and entertainment venue, today announced Yendor Theatre Company (YTC) as its first company-in-residence. YTC’s first production with the venue will be Richard Wesley’s “Black Terror,” co-produced by WACO Theater Center, which is based out of Los Angeles’ North Hollywood neighborhood. The production will...
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As New Jersey automotive dealerships reopen this week, one premier auto group is betting that people may still prefer to purchase vehicles online. New Jersey- and New York-based Benzel-Busch, a seller of Mercedes, Audi, and Smart vehicles, became the first dealer in New Jersey to pivot fully to online sales during COVID-19, with the help of Montclair, NJ-based ad...
The city of Hackensack is partnering with the Northern NJ Community Foundation and the Together New Jersey consortium to develop a plan for converting the downtown Demarest Place Pedestrian walkway into an ART walk.  The project will receive up to $20,000 in technical assistance through TNJ's Local Technical Assistance Program. Funding for the Program is provided by the North Jersey Transportation...
Schools That Can (STC), a nonprofit organization that aims to close the opportunity and skills gap in urban areas, named the winners of its fifth annual “Design Challenge” on Thursday, Feb. 25. The virtual event allowed six schools representing Newark, NJ, Pittsburgh, PA, and New York City to go head-to-head on innovative design concepts – creating efficient, sustainable layouts...
New Jersey’s leading arts organizations have united to support New Jersey Arts and Culture Administrators of Color (NJACAC), a network of professional arts administrators of color dedicated to advancing efforts related to equity, diversity and inclusion within the state’s arts community. Founded in 2019 as a partnership between New Jersey Theatre Alliance (NJTA), the state’s service organization for professional...
Newark Symphony Hall (NSH), one of New Jersey’s oldest and largest arts and entertainment venues, announced the appointment of Taneshia Nash Laird, its president and CEO, to the newly formed, eight-member board for the National Independent Venue Foundation (NIVF). She is the only New Jersey board member for the advocacy organization, which is tasked with saving independent venues across...
Newark Symphony Hall, one of New Jersey’s oldest and largest arts and entertainment venues, has announced the creation of a volunteer-based, seven-member Investment Committee to shape oversight policy and provide fund-management guidance. Committee members come from companies such as Goldman Sachs and AllianceBernstein, among other financial entities, and will help the venue achieve fundraising milestones while supporting its various...
This past year of the pandemic has brought new home and garden trends for those seeking to renovate the abode in search of serenity.  During a year that has been freaking nuts, now more than ever folks are looking to spruce up their home turf and relax among their outdoor landscape. The inability to hop on a plane, or even...
Marketsmith Inc., the largest independent full-service marketing agency in New Jersey, in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety (“LPS”), has launched a statewide “Take Control of Your Destiny” advertising campaign. The goal is to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, a contributing factor in more than half of moderate to severe crashes...
Newark Symphony Hall, one of New Jersey’s largest arts and entertainment venues, today announced that Newark Mayor Ras Baraka has appointed Grammy-winning record producer, Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, to the venue’s Board of Directors. Wonda, also a composer and touring musician, will assist with the Symphony Hall’s various diversity and inclusion initiatives, while also chairing a new Artist Advisory Board...
ProudLiving Companies, a New Jersey-based real estate company with a mission of long-term neighborhood revitalization, is partnering with the East Orange Housing Authority (EOHA) and Sierra House for its third annual Toy Drive on Monday, Dec. 21 and Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. Given the COVID-19 climate, ProudLiving’s team of volunteers will make contactless deliveries to almost 1,000 pre-registered children and families.  According to ProudLiving President and Founder TJ Caleca,...
This isn’t something you necessarily want to brag about.  Based on a new report by Zippia, New York is in first place followed closely by New Jersey for states losing population. This is not shocking.  New York and New Jersey have consistently been ranked in the top 5 for losing population over the last 10 years.  Overall, the trend...
It certainly was a Wonferful day at the People to People Food Pantry in Rockland County for Wonder Girls’ monthly Volunteer Day!  A group of volunteers from Wonder Girls, an after-school program for high school girls with a mission to build confidence, leadership, community and business skills, packed bags filled with Goya products to feed thousands of Rockland County...
“Wake Up! Wake Up! Ness the Twin Towers are on fire!” Those were the exact words I heard on Tuesday morning September 11, 2001. I jumped out of bed and ran into my college roommate Stephanie’s room and witnessed with my very own eyes all the black smoke coming from the largest buildings in New York City. “Oh, I...
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ProudLiving Companies, a New Jersey-based real estate company with a mission of long-term neighborhood revitalization, is partnering with the City of East Orange, the East Orange Housing Authority (EOHA) and Sierra House for a festive Holiday Coat and Toy Drive on Friday, Dec. 20. The holiday-themed event will feature music, food, refreshments and special guests – including the man...