The physical practice of yoga integrates spirit, mind and body while developing strength, flexibility, relaxation and general well being. All movements can be modified to decrease or increase the intensity. Class is an hour long alignment based vinyasa practice. Remember to bring a mat and water! This is an open level class presented by Misha Hajj, yoga instructor at the YMCA of Montclair. Class will be moved indoors as the weather dictates.
Novelist Groups meets every Thursday and Friday. This is not a drop-in group. The Write Group meets at the Main Library and welcomes visitors and new members. All meetings and workshops are free. For more information, click here to visit their webpage or email the group.
December 15, 2017 - REGISTER HERE Hip Hop Nutcracker Masterclass 5:30-6:30 pm New Jersey Performing Arts Center Ticket holders to the Hip Hop Nutcracker are welcome to take a hip hop masterclass lead by New York City dance group, Legacy, founded and directed by Dance Theatre of Harlem's Lacey Alexander. Participants aged 2 - 11 will report to the Community Room Participants aged 12 and up will report to the Chase Room Registration is required as space is limited. PLEASE COMPLETE A REGISTRATION FORM FOR EACH PARTICIPANT
LEAPIN' LIZARDS! YOUR FAVORITE REDHEAD IS COMING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! NOV 22–DEC 31, 2017 The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals just in time for the winter holidays! Annie is a worldwide phenomenon and winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The score features some of the greatest musical theater hits ever written, from the unforgettable "It's the Hard-Knock Life" and "Easy Street" to the anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow." Little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts in her escape from the orphanage to the wondrous world of 1930s New York City. Along the way, she even befriends President Roosevelt and finds a home and family in the billionaire Oliver Warbucks for herself and a lovable mutt named Sandy. join the conversation Conversation Club: Join us Thursday evenings, Nov 30, Dec 7, 14, or 21, one hour before curtain for an informal, informative gathering. The Director's Viewpoint: One hour before curtain on Wednesday, Nov 22, we host a pre-show discussion in the Renee Foosaner Art Gallery. Q&A with the Cast: After the matinee on Saturday, Dec 16, stick around for a lively Q&A with cast members directly following the performance. ANNIE Book by THOMAS MEEHAN Music by CHARLES STROUSE Lyrics by MARTIN CHARNIN Choreographed by JOANN M. HUNTER Directed by MARK S. HOEBEE
VxS RETURNS on Friday, December 15, 2017 to VXS ARENA located at 106 Bergen Ave in Ridgefield Park, NJ @ 7:00 PM with a historic event that will usher in a new era of tag team competition. Combat fans, VxS proudly brings you... "T2:TAG TOURNAMENT" We searched far and wide for the best fighters across the realms! We swear on our very souls that satisfaction will be guaranteed. At this time let us introduce the fighters: - O.V.E (Dave and Jake Crist) (OI4K) (Current Impact Tag Team Champions) - LAX / EYFBO (Santana and Ortiz) (Former Impact Tag Team Champions) - SST / STRONG STYLE THUGS (Former Impact Wrestling X-Division champion and LAX member "The Notorious 187" Homicide, and "The New-Age Punisher" B-Boy) - Team PAZUZU ("Dirty Daddy" Chris Dickinson and "Smooth Savage" Jaka) -The Ugly Ducklings (Lance Lude and Rob Kiljoy w/ Coach Mikey ) - The Gymnasty Boys (Timmy Lou Retton and White Mike) - MBK/Murder By Kicks (Ken Broadway and Matt Travis) - The Private Party (Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy) Give praise to these brave fighters as they prepare for Judgement Day! PLUS A FATAL FOUR WAY CO-MAIN EVENT THAT'LL KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF!
Nimbus Dance Works announces the eighth year of the company's annual holiday tradition: Jersey City Nutcracker. Jersey City Nutcracker tells the story of two children's urban holiday adventure leading them through fantasy, adversity and celebration and teaching them lessons about friendship and community along the way. Choreographed and directed by Nimbus Artistic Director Samuel Pott, this adaption of Tchaikovsky's holiday classic is performed by a stand-out cast of professional dancers from Nimbus Dance Works joined by youth and adults from the community as they portray familiar characters such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Rat King, the Arabian Princess and Drosselmeyer - all with a Jersey City twist! Amidst colorful sets, costumes, a brightly adorned tree, youth and adults alike are touched by this tale of Christmas spirit. 2017 Jersey City Nutcracker performances will take place at the state-of-the-art auditorium at Frank R. Conwell Middle School #4 and will involve youth performers drawn from schools and dance studios throughout Jersey City including: the School of Nimbus Dance Works, PS3, PS16, Our Lady of Czestochowa School (OLC) and MS4. Plus: surprise guest-performers make unforgettable cameo appearances, Stay tuned! Goldman Sachs is the Lead Sponsor of Jersey City Nutcracker 2017 Note: lap children 2 years and under do not require a ticket. Any child who sits in their own seat needs a ticket for that seat.
To help raise funds to support The Montclair Citadel's many programs for the homeless, The Salvation Army will present its Annual Christmas Benefit Concert. For the 10th year in a row, the concert, with the Montclair Citadel Band and guests, will be held at the Salvation Army's facility at 13 Trinity Place. The Salvation Army in Montclair offers a wide variety of homeless services year round that include emergency shelter for homeless individuals and families at the Cornerstone House, a hot lunch program each Monday through Wednesday at noon, breakfast each day, including a hot breakfast on Wednesdays, a drop-in center, clothing assistance, shower program and casework services. The Salvation Army depends on caring people in the community to help us to help others. Please support our services by joining us for our annual benefit concert!
GARDEN STREET SCHOOL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS: A Hoboken Tale the Musical written by local Hoboken resident Dan McLoughlin Produced by Annie McLoughlin Directed by Anne Brummel Choreographed by Joanna Barry Garden Street School of the Performing Arts is holding our 7th Annual Production of the original musical, "A Hoboken Tale". This original musical was written by local resident Dan McLoughlin who has been a resident and business owner in Hoboken for over a decade. All of the characters, songs and story are based on real Hoboken folks, stories and the Christmas Season. It's a show that families love to go see and is part of their holiday tradition. Members of the Garden Street Childrens Musical Theater Company aged 6-18 have been rehearsing the production under the direction of Broadway's Anne Brummel (Wicked). Leading the cast is Tyler Hentz of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, as well as Finn Douglas also from The Christmas Spectacular, House of Cards, and The Blacklist. Performances will take place at The Hudson Theatre (School) located at 601 Park Ave, Hoboken on Dec 15th at 7:00pm, Dec 16th at 4:30pm and 8pm, and Dec 17th at 2pm Tickets are $18.00 online or $22 at the door with general admission seating. A Hoboken Tale is a holiday musical set in Hoboken that reminds us of the spirit of giving and supporting our community during the holidays and always.
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NJPAC’s very own holiday smash is back – an urban dance retelling of the timeless fairy tale, featuring rap legend Kurtis Blow as special guest MC. The Hip Hop Nutcracker resets Tchaikovsky’s classic score to explosive hip-hop choreography courtesy of Jennifer Weber. A dozen all-star dancers – plus a DJ, a violinist, and awesome digital scenery – bring the traditional Nutcracker story to new life, but with a distinctly urban twist. This evening-length show celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season. “Hip Hop Nutcracker brings a generous dose of contemporary spirit, sure to heat up even the most restless and wintry of souls,” raves The New York Times. “If you’re more into break-dancing than ballet, but still love Tchaikovsky, this is the Nutcracker for you,” says CBS. Last year, NJPAC’s production of The Hip Hop Nutcracker completed its second national tour, spread out across 23 U.S. cities, earning acclaim from critics and audiences coast to coast. Don’t miss this chance to treat the entire family to a new holiday tradition – right in your own backyard! Holiday shopping? Arrive early and stay late! The Kwanzaa Marketplace in Prudential Lobby, open from 6 to 10pm, features more than 20 vendors of handcrafts, gifts and beauty products. Click here to purchase advance parking to this performance.
The only American Repertory Ballet performances featuring a live orchestra and choir! American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning sets, thrilling choreography, and a cast of more than 100 performers. A holiday tradition for more than 50 years, ARB’s is one of the longest continuously running Nutcracker productions in the nation. Directed by Artistic Director Douglas Martin, ARB’s professional company will be joined by select students from Princeton Ballet School to tell the story of a young girl named Clara and how a mysterious gift from her Uncle Drosselmeyer brings about enchanted dreams and fantastical scenes. ARB’s Nutcracker is a perfect holiday treat for your entire family! Photos by Leighton Chen.
A title known the world over, Elf The Musical JR., features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin. Based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. *Performing only on 12/8 at 7:30, 12/9 at 2:00, 12/10 at 11:30am, 12/16 at 7:30, and 12/17 at 2:00 are: Ava Chrusciel Anchal Dhir (not performing on 12/10) Ronan Green Cole Grey Jack Nissen *Performing only on 12/9 at 7:30, 12/10 at 2:00, 12/15 at 7:30, and 12/16 at 2:00 and 12/17 at 11:30am are: Kyra Anthony Cooper Fischbeck Ben Sadowski Vared Shmuler Roma Welsh (also performing on 12/10 at 11:30am) All other actors will perform in every show.
Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated "Bah! Humbug!" Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he's forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future. Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful "Happy Christmas" before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him.
Everyones favorite classic holiday tale gets the fractured fairy-tale treatment. All the famous fairy-tale characters take on all of the memorable roles of Dickenss A Christmas Carol. Youll never know who will show up next as the Big Bad Wolf (as Ebenezer Scrooge) meets his old business partner Jacob Midas (Marley), who could turn anything to gold. Midas warns Big Bad that hell be visited by The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future (played by a Fairy Godmother, Old King Cole, and the Queen of Hearts respectively). The ghosts make Scrooge realize what a scoundrel hes been to the Charming (or Crachit) family including Prince Philip, Cinderella and their kids, Hansel, Gretel, and Tabitha, their Little Match Girl and help him to remember what the Christmas spirit is all about. This fun-filled adaptation stays true to the warmth and heart of the classic.
It’s time to get ‘In the Christmas Mood’ as the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra breaks open the vault of holiday music. You’ll hear the Miller Christmas classics “Jin... More Info »
A Cali School of Music degree recital.
A group of actors and technicians gather in a 1940s radio station at holiday time to perform a live broadcast of It's a Wonderful Life. Replete with Foley sound effects, commercials from the era, and sprinkled throughout with a generous dose of music and humor, this charming piece brings the famous story to life in a new way and fills the theatre with the inspiring spirit of the holidays.
December 14-15, 2017 8:00 p.m. County Prep High School (525 Montgomery St., Jersey City, NJ; enter on Bright St.) Beaten through with arrhythmia and percussive gesture, Loose Heart traces an inner landscape of longing. By turns solitary and unified, the trio of dancers delve into physical meditations and small, rough acts of violence before ultimately arriving at a more balanced peace. Characteristically, Halpern enriches the world with a variety of materials. Lines of speech and dialogue weave through the dance, matching the movement in weight and abstraction. In a predominantly dark world, dancers urge an unknown listener to cross into the light, and repeatedly offer the reassurance that the heart in question isn't broken, its just loose. The work is further defined by an overgrown green blanket, crocheted by Halpern, an evocative symbol of comfort that shape-shifts from ground to nest to tent to net, softening a fall or binding a body. Loose Heart features sound design by composer Elliot Cole, and is performed by Brooklyn-based artists Arianna Dunmire and Julia Galanski (Then She Fell), and Jersey City's Myssi Robinson (Kyle Marshall Choreography, Meagan Woods & Company). Loose Heart is t'he company's second major work, and it is supported by the 2017 Choreographers In Residence Program (CHIRP) at County Prep High School. Katelyn Halpern & Dancers is a modern dance company formed in 2016 under the artistic direction of Katelyn Halpern. The company's first major work, JUICE, premiered June 2017 in a sold out run at the Alchemical Theater Laboratory in New York. Recent presenters include Triskelion Arts, Dixon Place, and Art House Productions Your Move Dance Festival; their work is supported by DANCENOW Silo, chashama, and 2017 CHIRP. The company is Myssi Robinson, Arianna Dunmire, and Julia Galanski.
Get your Holiday kick off happening with your classmates and close out 2017 with this Holiday Celebration Dance Party
The world of a middle-aged New York couple is turned topsy-turvy when the husband brings home an exceptionally engaging canine (played by a human) running loose in Central Park in this hilarious and heartwarming comedy. A wonderful look into the complexities of love and commitment, this show asks what it truly means to be devoted to your partnerand how do you choose between the love of your life and man's best friend?
Come experience an evening of laughter with four hilarious comedians, starring from the Borgata in Atlantic City, the Amazing Gemini. Also starring Sparta's own Missy Allan, Larry DiGregorio, hosted by Jay Silverberg
Free Write creative writing workshops – write to prompts every Saturday morning. The Write Group meets at the Main Library and welcomes visitors and new members. All meetings and workshops are free. For more information, click here to visit their webpage or email the group.