Cultural Events Calendar

Jun 19
3:00 pm (note fixed time)
Bollywood Dance Workshop

Come learn and explore the distinctively upbeat and funky Bollywood Dance (a mixture of belly dancing, Kathak, Indian Folk and jazz dance), popularized by India’s film industry. This fun workshop led by Hemadri Saxena is free and open to public, but space is limited – to reserve a space, call 908-273-4242.

The Connection
79 Maple St., Summit

Jun 24
10 am
Beth & Scott

Bring your children to this fun, interactive concert. Beth and Scott will play guitar and sing a wide range of songs while children and their families sing, dance and participate in the performance. Part of the summer reading kickoff party, the concert will include songs about this year’s theme “A Universe of Stories.”

Linden Public Library
31 East Henry St., Linden

Jul 22
7 pm
Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus” – presented by Hudson Shakespeare Company

In the warring city-state of Rome, neighboring tribes battle for wealth, power, and land. Coriolanus, Rome’s finest soldier, conquers the latest enemies of Rome, but returns only to be hated by her people. Trying to re-establish itself, Rome seeks a Consul and Coriolanus seems to be just the person for the job — but will her pride and disdain for the people get in the way? Can Coriolanus win the hearts of the Roman people? Can a soldier make a good politician? And, what happens to a person abandoned by their home?

Kenilworth Public Library
548 Boulevard, Kenilworth

Jul 28
3 pm
The August Symphony

Michael Avagliano conducts the orchestra in a program of classical music including: Overture to the Magic Flute K. 620 by W. A. Mozart; Knoxville, Summer 1915 by Samuel Barber (with vocal soloist Stacia Thiel); and Symphony #8 in G Major Op. 88 by Antonin Dvorak.

Westfield Presbyterian Church
140 Mountain Ave., Westfield

Aug 3
11 am
Meredith LeVande Monkey’s “Monkey, Monkey Music”

Children will love this fun, interactive concert of songs, with dance and musical activities. Dressed in her cowgirl outfit, Meredith LeVande performs music about the fun of reading, celebrating this year’s summer reading program, “A Universe of Stories.”

Linden Public Library
31 East Henry St., Linden

Aug 12–Aug 16
9:30–5:30 daily (5 days)
NJ Summer Dance Weeklong Intensive with Carolyn Dorfman Dance

During this special week, daily classes are offered in modern/contemporary technique, Dorfman repertory, partnering, Pilates, and workshops with renowned guest artists. Join the inner circle of this dance troupe, including personal attention, conversations and community-building. The week culminates in a performance featuring all participants and the artists of Carolyn Dorfman Dance. Ages 13 through adult, beginner level through advanced.

Students may register for the Pre-Professional/Professional track (video audition required) or the Open Level/Community track. Need-based scholarships available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration: Early Bird (before July 1): $350; Regular: $400

D’Angola Gym (Harwood Arena), Kean University
1000 Morris Ave., Union