Make It Happen Workshop Series: Access to Financing
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

Make It Happen Workshop Series: Access to Financing

The last in a series of four workshops, Access to Financing is a workshop for anyone who has a vision and wants to make it a reality.

Financing one’s business can involve a great deal of navigating.  Do you know the different ways to finance your new or existing business? Learn what's trending.

Get the inside information on:

  • The myths vs realities of small business financing.
  • What types and sources of capital are available for you to start or expand your business.
  • What funders and lenders require when you request a loan.
  • The importance business goal setting.
  • The amount of money required for your business.
  • Why a business concept statement is so important.  

    Join us and join in on the conversation with other entrepreneurs.

You did not need to attend the previous workshops to participate in this one. Workshop will include an expert from GNEC and a local entrepreneur sharing their experiences. 

Workshop is $10; FREE for Makers + Movers members. RSVP at makersmovers@gmail.com

Light apps provided by Garden State Kitchen.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS:
A Makers + Movers series presented by ValleyArts and Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation. Each workshop will include an expert from GNEC and a local entrepreneur sharing their experiences. 

This workshop series is part of ValleyArts Community Workshop Program.

PRESENTED BY:

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Make It Happen Workshop Series: Understand Personal and Business Credit
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

Make It Happen Workshop Series: Understand Personal and Business Credit

The third in a series of four workshops, Understand Personal and Business Credit is a workshop for anyone who has a vision and wants to make it a reality.

The issues surrounding business or personal credit can be overwhelming, join us to learn about:

  • How to put together a financial checkup plan.
  • Why do you need to rebuild your existing credit to obtain business financing?
  • How to obtain your credit reports and scores.
  • How to dispute items on the reports.·     

Join us and join in on the conversation with other entrepreneurs.

You did not need to attend the previous workshops to participate in this one. Workshop will include an expert from GNEC and a local entrepreneur sharing their experiences. 

Workshop is $10; FREE for Makers + Movers members. RSVP at makersmovers@gmail.com

Light apps provided by Garden State Kitchen.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS:
A Makers + Movers series presented by ValleyArts and Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation. Each workshop will include an expert from GNEC and a local entrepreneur sharing their experiences. 

Next Workshop in the Series:

  • 7/25/18: Access to Financing

This workshop series is part of ValleyArts Community Workshop Program.

PRESENTED BY:

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ValleyArts Members Show Opening Reception
Jun
14
5:00 PM17:00

ValleyArts Members Show Opening Reception

We are excited to present this exhibit of work from our Artist Members. Our members come from a wide spectrum of art disciplines and this show will have something for everyone to enjoy.

Join us at the opening reception to meet the artists and take in the art.

Show runs through July 30, 2018

Gallery Hours:
Tue-Sat 9-5
Sun 11-3

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Open Orange Artist Talk and Closing
Jun
9
3:00 PM15:00

Open Orange Artist Talk and Closing

Join us for the closing reception of Open Orange 2018. The afternoon will start with an artist talk and be followed my mingling and conversation with the artists. Don't miss this final opportunity to see this beautiful show.

Open Orange is our flagship art exhibition. It's an annual juried contemporary show open to NJ and NYC metropolitan area artists, 18 and over, working in two-dimensional media. Each year, we carefully select independent jurors to select the work to be exhibited as well as the Best in Show winner.

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Unity In Community Block Party
Jun
9
11:00 AM11:00

Unity In Community Block Party

Fiesta de la cuadra! Venga a un día de diversión familiar con entretenimiento!

Come for a day of family fun with entertainment, bouncy house, music, children's crafts, and activities for all. It's a celebration of innovation and vitality in the City of Orange!

Rain date: Saturday June 16
Fecha de la lluvia: Sábado 16 de Jen

Location: Main St. in front of Orange Public Library and Cleveland St. in front of Rosa Parks Community School.
Dirección: Main St. delante de la Biblioteca Publica de Orange y Cleveland St. delante de Rosa Parks Community School.

Presented by ValleyArts, Orange Community Schools, Healthy Orange, Municipality of Orange.

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Make It Happen Workshop Series: What It Means To Be an Entrepreneur
May
23
6:30 PM18:30

Make It Happen Workshop Series: What It Means To Be an Entrepreneur

The second in a series of four workshops, What It Means To Be an Entrepreneur is a workshop for anyone who has a vision and wants to make it a reality.

How do YOU define your business?
What does it take to run a business?
 
Often business ownership can be a gratifying and a financially rewarding experience. However, successful entrepreneurs know that running a profitable business starts with organized and detailed business planning. This interactive workshop will help you to take the vision that you have created for your business and aid you in understanding how to holistically think about defining, planning, and operating a business for success.  Join us and join in on the conversation with other entrepreneurs.

You did not need to attend the previous workshop to participate in this one. Workshop will include an expert from GNEC and a local entrepreneur sharing their experiences. 

Workshop is $10; FREE for Makers + Movers members. RSVP at makersmovers@gmail.com

Light apps provided by Garden State Kitchen.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS:
A Makers + Movers series presented by ValleyArts and Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation. Each workshop will include an expert from GNEC and a local entrepreneur sharing their experiences. 

Next Workshops in the Series:

  • 6/20/18: Understand Personal and Business Credit
  • 7/25/18: Access to Financing

This workshop series is part of ValleyArts Community Workshop Program.

PRESENTED BY:

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Urban Farming Workshop
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Urban Farming Workshop

Urban Farming With Bushie & Shujaa

Urban farming provides self sustainability, delicious fresh food, better health, and promote community in your neighborhood - and it isn’t as hard as you might think!

Join Bushie and Shujaa as they lead you through the process - from crop selection to planning - and explain the different methods of farming possible in an urban setting. Plus, the first 15 people to RSVP will leave with a container, soil, and something to grow!

RSVP to events@valleyartsnj.com
RSVPs help us plan, but drop ins welcome.

Suggested donation to participate is $5, but no one will be turned away.  All donations go to our teachers and to fund other workshops.

WHEN: Sat. May 19, 2-4pm

WHERE: ValleyArts, 400 S. Jefferson St., Orange, NJ 07050

Workshop will take place in the courtyard, through the gates next to the artfullbean café.

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Knick Knack: A different type of flea market
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Knick Knack: A different type of flea market

Join your friends and neighbors at the Knick Knack Neighborhood Flea Market/Rummage Sale!

Find something new to you that you just can’t live without. There will be knick knacks, antiques, vintage items from individuals and professional vendors alike. Decor, household items, dish ware, art, furniture, clothing, vinyl records, and more. Don’t miss this chance to browse the treasures that lie right here in your own neighborhood!

2017 Knick Knack takes place:
Saturday, May 19, 10AM-3PM
Nia Fellowship Baptist Church, 174 S. Valley Rd, West Orange.

RAIN OR SHINE! If it rains, we will be inside!

WANT TO BE A VENDOR?

$15 gets you a dedicated space and a 6ft. table. Register now!

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Open Orange Opening Reception
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Open Orange Opening Reception

Join us for the opening reception of Open Orange 2018. See the work, meet the artists, and enjoy conversation and a glass of wine. Best in Show winner will be announced during the evening.

Open Orange is our flagship art exhibition. It's an annual juried contemporary show open to NJ and NYC metropolitan area artists, 18 and over, working in two-dimensional media. Each year, we carefully select independent jurors to select the work to be exhibited as well as the Best in Show winner.

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Make It Happen Workshop Series: Create and Shape Your Vision
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

Make It Happen Workshop Series: Create and Shape Your Vision

The first in a series of four workshops,  Create & Shape Your Vision is a vision board workshop to awaken you to the awareness that there really are possibilities for your life and business – and that you can actually create your world exactly the way you want it to be.  Join us as we help to evoke some mind blowing realities.

Workshop is $10; FREE for Makers + Movers members. RSVP at makersmovers@gmail.com

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS:
A Makers + Movers series presented by ValleyArts and Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation. Each workshop will include an expert from GNEC and a local entrepreneur sharing their experiences. 

Other Workshops in the Series:

  • 5/23/18: What It Means To Be an Entrepreneur
  • 6/20/18: Understand Personal and Business Credit
  • 7/25/18: Access to Financing

This workshop series is part of ValleyArts Community Workshop Program.

PRESENTED BY:

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Olive Oil & The Cosmos
Apr
8
6:00 PM18:00

Olive Oil & The Cosmos

An evening of olive oil tasting, art, and storytelling at ValleyArts 

Please join us for a special curated tasting session of select olive oils as we celebrate how the legendary olive tree and the oil extracted from its fruits has inspired a harmonic connection to the universe in our every day lives. 

A unique and unforgettable sensory experience: Olive oil tasting, wine, and Italian delectables included in the price of the ticket. 

Cost: $25 per person, tickets available at online store.

Presentation + original artwork by Ms. Stefania Belli, artist and founder of La Lingua La Vita in Todi, Italy. 

A limited supply of select olive oil imported for the event will be available for purchase. 

Presented by ValleyArts and Storylines Expressive Media

All profits from this event will contribute to the ongoing educational programs of ValleyArts.

Door prizes and surprises provided by:

Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom, Arturo's Osteria & Pizzeria, Kitchen ala Mode, and  The Wine Barrel. 

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Makers+Movers Masterclass with Joe Wiggins
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

Makers+Movers Masterclass with Joe Wiggins

In his work at Coyne PR, Joe has provided strategic counsel for and played an integral role in the planning and implementation of public relations campaigns for a number of high-profile clients, including USA Swimming Foundation, National Basketball Association, Casio Electronics, Accuweather, Timberland, Lionel Trains, Courvoisier, Hip Hop Caucus, Humana and Stryker Corporation. 

His clients have appeared in top tier media outlets including USA Today, Essence, Time and Esquire as well as on popular shows such as Good Morning America, New York Times, Fox & Friends, TMZ, Entertainment Tonight, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Prior to Coyne, Joe guided the profiles of music, sports and film superstars such as Pitbull, Chris Paul and Tyrese Gibson, among others.

Joe has vast experience launching new brands and identifies methods that revitalize or extend the life of existing ones. He accomplishes this with “win-win” strategies; forges strong alliances with partners, including media, and high-profile celebrities that enhance brand equity, build consensus and accelerate sales. 

Joe joined Coyne PR in 2014 and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Wesleyan University.

RSVP by emailing
makersmovers@gmail.com

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Birthday Celebration at the artfullbean!
Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

Birthday Celebration at the artfullbean!

Join us to celebrate our first birthday! 

This has been an amazing year full of new friends, new events, new challenges, and most of all a whole lot of FUN! Now it's time to CELEBRATE!

The day will be full of music, food, and laughter: 
- Free birthday donuts in the morning
- Live music with Steve Jones from 3-5pm
- Free birthday cupcakes in the afternoon
- Happy hour drinks from 2-5pm
- Free small coffee when you tell us "Happy Birthday!" 
- Special surprises planned throughout the day!

We hope you can come by to celebrate this milestone with us as
we look to the future.

(One coffee per customer, donuts and cupcakes are first come, first serve - when they're gone, they're gone!)

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Roberto Burns Night
Jan
26
7:30 PM19:30

Roberto Burns Night

Come enjoy an evening of poetry, tequila, and light bites at our Mexican twist on Robert Burns Night.  All proceeds benefit our arts education and community outreach programs.

Tickets $25, available at our online store.

Poetry coordinated by David Olimpio, editor of Atticus Review. Light bites and appetizers prepared by Garden State Kitchen.

Readers to include:
Marcia LeBeau
Roberto Carlos Garcia
Lynne McEniry
David Olimpio

Tequila tasting hosted by ValleyArts:
Enjoy a rare opportunity to sample some of the finest tequilas in the world. These are sipping tequilas to be relished and enjoyed. Join us for a night of fine tequilas and discover the wide range of tequilas available today.

Thank you to our sponsor: 

 
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Artfull Holiday Family Shopping Day
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

Artfull Holiday Family Shopping Day

Artfull Holiday: Family Shopping Day!

SAT DEC 16, 2-5PM
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Bring the whole family to the Creative Co-Op on Saturday 12/16! Kids can make a holiday themed craft while parents shop and enjoy mulled wine. 

Come shop in our relaxed and festive boutique for unique gifts created by local artists and makers - there is something for everyone on your list!

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Artfull Holiday Shopping InsaniTEA!
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Artfull Holiday Shopping InsaniTEA!

Come shop the Artfull Holiday boutique while enjoying live music from Steve Jones and tea from local tea crafters Lily Tea Company... and a special tea cocktail. FREE small coffee with purchase all day!

Find unique gifts for everyone on your gift list - family, friends, teacher gifts, and hostess gifts - all from local artists and makers. Shop local, support local - and have fun doing it!

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Artfull Holiday Shopping and Viva Vinyl Listening Party
Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Artfull Holiday Shopping and Viva Vinyl Listening Party

Come shop the Artfull Holiday Boutique while enjoying our Viva Vinyl listening party and happy hour wine. FREE small coffee with purchase all day!

Find unique gifts for everyone on your gift list - family, friends, teacher gifts, and hostess gifts - all from local artists and makers. Shop local, support local - and have fun doing it!

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