Make It Happen Workshop Series: Create and Shape Your Vision
Apr
25
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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Pop-Up Tea Shop with Lily Tea
Nov
25
2:00 PM14:00

Pop-Up Tea Shop with Lily Tea

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Come try some craft tea made locally in South Orange by Lily Tea Company. Lily Tea owner Maurice Blackwell will be on hand to talk about the tea, the company, and what makes Lily Tea so special.

Sample the tea, and purchase your favorite. Tea infusers and tea pots will also be available for purchase. Perfect for yourself or as a gift for the tea lover in your life.

Join us and enjoy a cup of tea and good company!

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ValleyArts Holiday Toy Drive
Nov
11
to Dec 16

ValleyArts Holiday Toy Drive

The Holidays are coming! Let’s come together as a community for the children this holiday season. Bring your donations of new toys for children of all ages - we will make sure they get into the hands of local children.

Toy drive drop-off is Nov. 11 – Dec. 16, 8am – 5pm at ValleyArts, 400 S. Jefferson St., Orange, NJ 07050.

For toy drop-offs outside those hours, or for more information, please contact us at events@valleyartsnj.com

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Makers + Movers Masterclass with Deborah Fineman
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Makers + Movers Masterclass with Deborah Fineman

Join us for an exciting Makers+Movers Masterclass with Deborah Fineman, President and General Counsel of Supreme Energy, Inc.

A seasoned entrepreneur, attorney, and philanthropist, Deborah will share the journey that took her from teenaged building contractor to president of a successful energy company employing 90 people. Sometimes success comes from recognizing opportunities when they come along and throwing oneself into them full force, despite the risks. Come and be inspired by Debbie’s story.

Our evening’s culinary experience will be curated by Garden State Kitchen.

Makers + Movers is the business arm of ValleyArts Inc.

Presented by: Supreme Energy, Inc. and DXN.
In association with: Hands Inc, Greater Newark Enterprises Corp, Garden State Kitchen, Ihsaan Designs, and Les Cayes Partners.

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Afternoon Tea with Lily Tea Company
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Afternoon Tea with Lily Tea Company

Join us for afternoon tea with local tea makers, Lily Tea Company.

Taste a variety of the teas they create while you enjoy scones, tea sandwiches, and live music. Lily Tea will talk about their company and what makes their teas special, as well as describe how you can create your own custom blend.

Teas, infusers, and tea pots will be available for purchase. 

Free event and all are welcome. Bring all your tea loving friends!  

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Art and Music Benefit for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief
Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

Art and Music Benefit for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

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Featuring Frank Meo's Mind Prints series in the Community Gallery and live music in the courtyard. Food, drink, and a great time for a good cause.

Suggested donation of $10 at the door. 100% of donations and 50% of art sales go directly to hurricane relief. Item donations accepted as well. 

Music Lineup:
6:00pm: Ariana Gates & Chrissie Limos
6:30pm: Ito
7:00pm: Switch Mob
8:00pm: Genii Collective
9:00pm: The One 50 Project

Mind Prints: A thought-provoking collection of words without pictures illustrating the creative spark in each of us. Over forty framed prints relating major news stories and cultural phenomena, each graphically illustrated in the viewer’s imagination.

Donations will go to the Hispanic Federation's Unidos Fund for hurricane relief. All supplies will be collected in the name of Iglesia Presbiteriana en Country Club, Carolina, Puerto Rico.

Items needed:
  - Toothpaste
  - Hand soap
  - Baby wipes
  - Paper Towels
  - Feminine hygiene products
  - Plastic bags
  - Toilet paper
  - Diapers
  - Bottles of water
  - Crackers
  - Non-perishable canned foods

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Knick Knack: A different type of flea market
Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

Knick Knack: A different type of flea market

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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, September 30, 10AM-3PM
Nia Fellowship Baptist Church, 174 S. Valley Rd, West Orange.

WANT TO BE A VENDOR?

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

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Community Spirit Gala
Sep
15
6:30 PM18:30

Community Spirit Gala

It’s time for the annual event celebrating the Valley Arts District! Live music, delicious food from neighborhood establishments, a wine bar, art, and both silent and live auctions come together for one amazing evening for both residents and visitors to the district.

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Last year, local restaurants such as Hat City Kitchen, Libretti’s, and Southern Comfort Cafe provided food and bands played throughout the night, interspersed with presentations from movers and shakers in the community. This year’s event will have a similar format - but with some notable additions and surprises.

Community Spirit raises money for projects in the Valley Arts District such as signage, gardens and plantings, art installations, and community events. This year’s event will take place in the courtyard of the ValleyArts Creative Cooperative building and will raise funds to continue efforts for gardens and plantings, identifying banners and signs, resident-created murals, and a way finding project.

Mark your calendar to attend the celebration on Friday, September 15, 2017. Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets. You can also support the event and the Valley Arts District through donations of goods and services and by spreading the word about this amazing evening.

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Meet the Vendors
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

Meet the Vendors

An evening of shopping, music, and mingling.

Our vendors are all local small businesses with unique and interesting stories. They each take time to carefully curate their spaces in the boutique. Come out and meet them! 

Shop for interesting and beautiful gifts, chat with the vendors, have refreshments, and listen to live acoustic music by local artist and musician, Adam Gustavson.

Participating vendors may include: Artisans Gallery Pop-Up, Bien Abyé, Julie's Jewelry, Family Assistance Resource Center, Vetiver Les Cayes, Valley Book Works, Zesa Raw, and others!

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Makers + Movers Breakfast
Jun
20
8:30 AM08:30

Makers + Movers Breakfast

Join us for the next Makers + Movers Breakfast with special guest:
Richard Everhardt Groves Jr., Managing Director, FFL-Kendell Financial Group

Life style retirement planning specialist. Richard is the author of the self-help book - Oh God, I need a Job, and a Public Speaker on personal development. His goal - "helping families".

Richard will discuss:

  • how to reduce the stress associated with retirement
  • how to create a vision for the lifestyle you want at retirement
  • how not to outlive your money
  • how to create a lifestyle that leaves a legacy for loved ones!

Presented by:
FFL-Kendell Financial Group
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In association with:
ValleyArts
GNEC
Hands
Ihsaan Designs
Les Cayes Partners

RSVP by emailing events@valleyartsnj.com

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Open Orange Reception and Artist Talk
Jun
10
3:00 PM15:00

Open Orange Reception and Artist Talk

Join us for the artist talk and closing celebration for our annual Open Orange juried contemporary art exhibition.

Hear the artists speak about their process and work, then mingle and enjoy wine, music, and light bites while viewing this exhibit of two dimensional work from local NJ and NYC metropolitan area artists.

Artist Talk: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 3pm-5pm
Closing Celebration: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 5pm-7pm

 

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Makers+Movers Breakfast and Workshop
May
31
8:00 AM08:00

Makers+Movers Breakfast and Workshop

You're invited to the next Makers+Movers Breakfast!
 
Featuring Special Guest:
Lisa Ascolese, “The Inventress”
Inventor, Agent, Television Personality and Consultant

  1. Learn how to develop and pitch your product from concept, to fruition and have fun doing it. 
  2. Join Lisa Ascolese as she takes you through a 90-minute, hands on workshop that will leave you wanting to invent the next big THING!

8:00 AM to 9:30 AM: Networking and Q&A Session with Lisa Ascolese

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ($10 Members, $20 General Public)
- “Inventing A-to-Z” ™ Workshop
- “Problems, Challenges and Solutions”

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM: Networking Lunch

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