New Jersey

Lotus Moment: The Face In The Tree

By |August 28th, 2018|

Why This Is Awesome: On my way to return (and check out) some books at the Newark library branch downtown, I walked through the nearby Washington Park to return to my car. It was there that I saw this fascinating image painted (?) on a […]

Lotus Moment: A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose

By |June 18th, 2018|

Why This Is Awesome: It’s been a bit grueling of late, dear readers. But I’m sure most of you have experienced some sort of frustration, fatigue or general “What does it all mean?” from time to time. And if you haven’t, bless your heart. I hope […]

So What’s Going On With Austin Romanaux

By |May 14th, 2018|

The weekend of May 5th, I had the pleasure of covering the Montclair Film Festival for NewJerseyStage.com. I’ve reviewed new films on my blog in the past, and I love a good film festival where I get a peek at movies most might not see […]

Lotus Moment: Art Is Now In Session

By |March 26th, 2018|

Why This Is Awesome: Back in January, I was a “guest” of our nation’s jury selection system, when for the first time in my life, I learned about the intricate and somewhat confusing process that makes up serving on a civil court case jury.

For three days […]

Did You Hear About: Montclair Literary Festival 2018

By |March 12th, 2018|

 

I love a good festival! Whether it’s for music, art, film, poetry or just the cultural exchange of ideas, festivals make the world feel just a bit brighter and reminds you there’s a lot of talented people in the world who will enrich our lives […]

Making Newark A City Of The Arts

By |February 26th, 2018|

If you recall, back in January, I reported on Newark’s community info session for the conversion of a long dormant bank building on South Ward’s Clinton Ave. into an artist’s housing and creative community center. That session, and the details shared, is just one of […]

Voices In The Library: Queer Newark Oral History Project

By |January 30th, 2018|

As it’s been mentioned many times in the past year, Newark is changing. It’s been on the come-up for a few years, but in the last 2 or 3 trips around the sun, it finally seems to be … well, coming up. But despite what […]

An Anchor For Artists: The Nina Simone House

By |January 14th, 2018|

Is Newark on the verge of developing its first artists’ housing co-op? That was the $64,000 question asked at last week’s community meeting for the future Nina Simone House in Brick City’s South Ward neighborhood. Spearheaded by the Mayor’s office along with the Newark Community […]

Did You Hear About: Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival

By |October 8th, 2017|

Newark Arts’ Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival marks its 16th year with events highlighting Brick City’s vibrant art scene taking place from Thursday, Oct. 12th – Sunday, Oct. 15th. But the celebration of music, art, dance and more falls secondary to the overall message of community — a […]

Lotus Moment: Rainy Night In Newark

By |September 17th, 2017|

Why This Is Awesome: One warm, rainy night in Newark this past summer, I returned to my car after an event at a popular location along Halsey St. When I arrived at my little sedan, I couldn’t help but feel taken aback by the scene […]