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Artfull Holiday Boutique Family Shopping Day
Dec
15
9:00 AM09:00

Artfull Holiday Boutique Family Shopping Day

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It’s FAMILY SHOPPING DAY at our annual Holiday Boutique! Join us for kids crafts, live music, and fun for the whole family. Kids can make a craft from our supplies while you shop.

Live music from 3-5pm from Paul Lombardo and Juliana Carr.

We transform the Community Gallery into creative shopping experience with one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list all from our artist and entrepreneur members. The boutique is open all December with special events planned for 12/1, 12/8, and 12/15.

Make a dent in your shopping list with unique gifts that your friends and family will love!

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Bracelet Beading Workshop
Dec
8
10:30 AM10:30

Bracelet Beading Workshop

If you are looking for a unique gift or just a new treasure for yourself, join us at this beading workshop. Instructor May Parker leads a class for kids and adults alike to design and create a beaded bracelet. Perfect for a gift or for yourself. Supplies included.

$15/person
Register online.
Cash at the door preferred, credit cards accepted.

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Artfull Holliday Boutique Music Saturday
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Artfull Holliday Boutique Music Saturday

It’s MUSIC SATURDAY at our annual Holiday Boutique! Join us for:

  • Kids beading workshop with May Parker at 10:30 am (adults welcome to participate, too!)

  • Vinyl request hour(s) from 1-3pm. Bring an album or request on we have on hand.

  • Live music from 3-5pm with Adam Gustavson.

Every year we transform the Community Gallery into creative shopping experience with one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list all from our artist and entrepreneur members. The boutique is open all December with special events planned for 12/1, 12/8, and 12/15.

Make a dent in your shopping list with unique gifts that your friends and family will love!

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Create a Tree of Life Workshop
Dec
1
11:00 AM11:00

Create a Tree of Life Workshop

Instructor Juanita Martin leads you through different ways to create a Tree of Life, using semi-precious gemstones, seed beads and enameled wire. The Tree of Life is said to connect all forms of creation and dates back to the concept of the Sacred Tree, found in a variety of the world’s religions, myths and cultures. Here is an opportunity to remind you of your connection to the world and the world’s connection to you. All materials and tools provided.

$25/person
Register online
Cash at the door preferred, credit cards accepted.

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Artfull Holiday Boutique Grand Opening!
Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Artfull Holiday Boutique Grand Opening!

It’s the GRAND OPENING celebration of our annual Holiday Boutique! We transform the Community Gallery into creative shopping experience with one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list all from our artist and entrepreneur members. The boutique is open all December with special events planned for 12/1, 12/8, and 12/15.

DECEMBER 1, 9AM-5PM join us to celebrate the Grand Opening with a Tree of Life beading workshop led by artist member Juanita Martin at 11am and live bluesy/jazzy music from Ryan Hernandez from 3-5pm.

Make a dent in your shopping list with unique gifts that your friends and family will love!

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Picture This! Life and Art in Palestine
Nov
18
4:00 PM16:00

Picture This! Life and Art in Palestine

ValleyArts and SOMa for Palestine present an afternoon with acclaimed political artist Mohammad Sabaaneh to discuss the challenges of living and working as a cartoon artist in the occupied West Bank. Finger food and light refreshments included in the event. A suggested $10 entry fee goes to support the artist. Donations to ValleyArts are appreciated.

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Laughing Yoga Class
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Laughing Yoga Class

“Mirthful laughter” has been shown to help reduce chronic pain, improve immune response, alleviate depression, and improve cardiovascular health. Wear loose clothing and bring water. No Yoga mats necessary. 20 people max. Led by Joan Castellano, certified Laughter Yoga leader.

$15/person
First come first served. Cash at the door preferred, credit cards accepted.

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Harvest Fest + Meet and Greet with the McClure Twins
Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Harvest Fest + Meet and Greet with the McClure Twins

CANCELLED

Unfortunately, the weather has forced the cancellation of this event. We hope to host the McClure Twins another time.

Bring the kids out to our FREE Harvest fest event! It’s a great afternoon filled with fun:

  • Meet and Greet with the McClure Twins

  • Harvest themed fun and games

  • Performance by Soul Xpressiion

  • Mini Daddy Greek Potato Pie giveaways

We will be collecting for for local food pantries in Orange and West Orange - Please bring a donation if you can!

11am-1pm in the ValleyArts courtyard (in case of bad weather, an indoor location will be announced.)

Presented by CC Minton and ValleyArts.

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Bloom Where You're Planted
Sep
3
3:00 PM15:00

Bloom Where You're Planted

Artists of the Valley presents

Bloom Where You're Planted 

Featuring:
Poet on Watch, Visual Artist
Indigo Providence, Fashion
Lisa Marie Bronson, Poet
German Pitre, Visual Artist

3pm Talk Back
4pm Open Mic
5pm Music

Labor Day Jam
Monday, Sep 3, 2018 3-7pm
Community Gallery @ ValleyArts
400 S. Jefferson St. Orange

In partnership with ValleyArts

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Layered Ladies: Deep Skin, an Art Sale and Enlightened Discussion of works by Armisey Smith
Aug
4
6:00 PM18:00

Layered Ladies: Deep Skin, an Art Sale and Enlightened Discussion of works by Armisey Smith

Magenta Arts & Cultural Events curates thought-provoking works by artist Armisey Smith and a lively talk on cultivating a layered understanding of art, race and gender given by Prof. April Grier (Rutgers Univ.) and  founder of M.A.C.E.

Tickets $10.

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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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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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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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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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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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bardbeatz Poetry Festival
May
7
1:00 PM13:00

bardbeatz Poetry Festival

A day of poetry and spoken word workshops for high school students.

Open to all interested high school students. To sign up, please email Leslie Duval, led830@gmail.com

Schedule: 
1-5pm: Workshops
7pm: Special Presentation by reg e gaines
7:45pm:   Poetry Reading / Open Mic

WORKSHOPS
Each workshop limited to 20 participants (Observation seats open for an additional 20 people)
Workshop 1: Recording Your Sound: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM reg e gaines
Recording Studio Time: (limited to 12 people) 2:10 PM – 3:00 PM Jeremy Moss
Workshop 2  Writing Exercises: 2:10 PM – 3:50 PM Peg Vassallo
Workshop 3  Shakespeare to Miranda: 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Andrew Blais

Workshops take place at:
Community Gallery at ValleyArts
400 South Jefferson
Orange, NJ 07050

Evening presentations take place at:
Luna Stage Theatre
555 Valley Road
West Orange, NJ 07052

Sponsored by Luna Stage and VallyArts

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Earth Day Clean Up
Apr
22
12:00 PM12:00

Earth Day Clean Up

We will provide garbage bags and latex gloves. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes, and we'll walk the neighborhood and clean up!

Who: ALL are welcome
When: 4/22, meet at noon - rain or shine
Where: Meet at the Creative Co-op building, 400 South Jefferson St., Orange
Why: To help clean up our neighborhood in honor of Earth Day

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May
14
11:00 AM11:00

Unity in Community-Block Party

Come for a day of family fun with entertainment, bouncy house, music, children’s crafts and activities for all. This Community Block Party is 25 community based organizations. It is a celebration of innovation and vitality in the city of Orange.

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DATE: Saturday May 14
RAIN DATE: Saturday May 21

LOCATION:      
Main Street in front of Orange Public Library and Cleveland Street in front of Rosa Parks Community School

Presented by ValleyArts, Municipality of Orange, Rosa Parks Community School

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