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July-August 2014
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Hawthorne Cabs in 68th Season
They toss sabres, spin flags and flip rifles. Others
bang drums, blow bugles, dance and march across a
football field—they are members of the Hawthorne
Caballeros Drum and Bugle Corps. For 68 summers,
some 60 brass players, along with 36 percussionists and
32 colorguard, wearing satin shirts, bell bottomed pants
and sombreros, have performed Latin-themed routines
that fuse art and athletics.
The Caballeros is a community band of members
who range in age from 15 to 50-something. Founded in
1946 at Hawthorne American Legion Post #199, the
‘Cabs’ compete in a circuit sponsored by Drum Corps
Associates. They perform their competitive, themed
routines on football fields throughout the US and make
stadiums quake and crowds roar.
The 2014 theme is Entrapment, which... “will take you on a
journey of seduction and pursuit fueled by the character and
hypnotic energy of the award winning Caballero Colorguard.” The
program is staged to an original score by Key Poulan and Rob
Ferguson, visually brought to life by drill writer Drew Farmer and
colorguard designers Bobbey Biddle and Matthew Hurley. Program
coordinator is Cliff Bialkin. See the Cabs in competition against
eight other travelling corps, some from as far as Atlanta, at 6:30 pm
on July 12 in their 50th Annual Grand Prix at Passaic County
Technical Institute in Wayne. Tickets are $24. For more info, go to
www.crowntickets.com or call 888-547-6478.
Other Upcoming PC Arts Events
July 3:
July 8:
July 10:
July 11:
July 13:
July 17:
Aug. 2:
Aug. 11:
Sept. 4:
The Kootz at Little Falls Music and Market Series
Concerts Under the Stars, West Milford
PCCHC Arts Grants Deadline, Paterson
NJBG’s Lawn Concert, Ringwood
Red Molly in New Legacy Concert, Ringwood
PCCHC History Grants Deadline, Paterson
RMAA Open Photography Exhibit receiving, Ringwood
Shakespeare in the State Park, West Milford
Stories in a Square Exhibit by Mohamed Khalil closes
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The Ringwood Manor Association of
the Arts (RMAA) presents the 2014 Open
Photography Exhibition at Ringwood
Manor State Park with art receiving on
Aug. 2. The show is on view from Aug. 6
to Sept. 10.
Open to anyone 18 years and older
using digital and traditional photography,
the competition offers cash prizes in each
of seven categories: Landscape, Nature,
Floral, Still Life, Architecture, People, and
Unclassified (pictorial, abstract, digitally
created).
A reception for the artists, open to the
public, is on Aug. 17 from 1:30 to 3:30
pm. On Aug. 23, from noon to 2 pm, there
will be a free, open critique of the works
hung at the show. Show curator Joe
Fontana, a photographer and art gallery
director, will lead the discussion which
will include other experienced
photographers and artists.
Gallery hours are 1 to 4 pm,
Wednesdays, weekends, and holidays.
Admission to the gallery is free but the NJ
State Parks System charges a parking fee
between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
To download the detailed
prospectus/entry forms visit
http://rmaarts.wordpress.com/about/photoshow/. For additional information or
questions, email [email protected]
or call 201-775-4975.
Susan and Clifford Rumpf with their 2013 RMAA Show First Place landscape
piece entitled ‘Roller Coaster in the Sea’. Below, visitors enjoying the natural
landscape in the New Jersey Botanical Garden in Ringwood.
Summer fun abounds at the New Jersey
Botanical Garden (NJBG) in Ringwood.
Not only are the gardens and woodlands
beautiful, there are many great events lined up, including
Skylands Manor tours (July 6), Audubon walks (July 13
and Aug. 10), a Home Depot Children’s Workshop (July
19) and a summer Craft Fair (Aug. 9). There are also free
docent-led garden tours every Sunday afternoon at 2 pm,
or bring your phone or tablet to try out the new free cell
phone audio tours anytime. NJBG’s summer concert series
is in full swing with lawn concerts by Loretta Hagen (July
11), The Dalton Gang (July 25), Rave On! (Aug. 8) and
No Fuss and Feathers (Aug. 22). The Botanical Garden is
open every day from 8 am to 8 pm, and Garden admission
is always free. Parking is $5 per car on summer weekends
and holidays; weekday parking is free. For more, visit the
Garden online at njbg.org.
The Concerts Under The Stars at the West Milford
Rotary Gazebo in Bubbling Springs Park opens on July 8
with Jimmy The Barber’s Rockaholics, a classic rock band,
playing covers from the 60’s to the 80’s. Do-Wop group,
Streets of the Bronx, takes the stage on July 15. The New
Jersey Concert Band performs music from Bach to the
Beatles on July 22. Farmer Phil swings in on July 29 with
some good old country sounds. West Milford goes island
hopping on Aug. 12 with a tribute to Jimmy Buffet by the
Parrot Beach Band. All shows are free and begin at 7:15
pm and the concession stand will be open for refreshments.
In case of rain, concerts will be cancelled and rescheduled
on Aug. 5, 19 and 26. To find out more about the series,
call 973-728-2860.
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The Friends of Long Pond Ironworks (FOLPI) presents Pericles on
Aug. 9 at 5 pm for the annual performance of Shakespeare in the Park.
Staged by the Hudson Shakespeare Company, the production will be
presented in front of an 18th century building within the Long Pond
Ironworks Historic District in West Milford. Free and open to the
public, attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs and bug spray.
FOLPI is a nonprofit group working in cooperation with the NJ
Division of Parks and Forestry to preserve, restore, and interpret Long
Pond. Long Pond Ironworks was founded in 1766 and operated
continually until 1882, making iron for a wide range of purposes.
Today, the ruins of three furnaces and other structures remain within
Long Pond Ironworks State Park Contact FOLPI at 973-657-1688 or
visit www.LongPondIronworks.org.
Little Falls Alliance for A Better Community (ABC) Music and
Market Series features The Kootz on July 3 and continues through
Aug. 28. Staged at the Gazebo in Memorial Park at Main St. and
Wilmore Rd., the 5th Annual Series is free and takes place
Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 pm. The Market is open for shopping
from 5 to 8:30 pm. For a line up of performers, search on Facebook
for Little Falls ABC. W
The PCCHC is offering 2015 arts and history re-grants. The
deadline for arts applications is July 10 and for history applications,
July 17. Go to www.pccc.edu/pcchc for details. Contact Susan Balik
at [email protected] or 973-684-5444 to discuss applying.
Red Molly (above) will perform at the
Ringwood Public Library’s acclaimed New
Legacy concert series on July 13 at 2 pm. Since
2004, Americana trio Red Molly has been
bringing audiences to their feet with gorgeous
three-part harmonies, crisp musicianship, and a
warm, engaging stage presence. The band
consists of Laurie MacAllister (bass, banjo),
Abbie Gardner (dobro, banjo) and Molly Venter
(guitar). Tickets are available in person at the
Ringwood Public Library, 30 Cannici Dr., or
visit www.ringwoodlibrary.org.
The Mill Girls is a three-dimensional display that showcases images
of mill girls on large-scale replicas of the wooden bobbins used in
early textile mills. Created by Donna Berger, the exhibit is displayed
through Aug. 23 at the Botto House National Landmark, home of the
American Labor Museum, 83 Norwood St., Haledon. Info at
labormuseum.net.
Stories in a Square is an exhibition of mixed media paintings on wood by
Paterson artist Mohamed Khalil presented by the PCCHC through Sept. 4.
Over 50 square-shaped artworks are on view in the Broadway & LRC
Galleries at PCCC, Broadway at Memorial Drive in downtown Paterson.
Summer hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 9 pm. Admission is
free. For info, go to www.pccc.edu/art/gallery or call or write Curator
Jane Haw, at 973-684-5448 or [email protected]
18 time Grammy Award winning polka music
band Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra return to
Passaic’s Third Ward Park, at the corner of Van
Houten and Passaic Aves., on July 24 for a free
concert at 7:30 pm. Bring blankets or a lawn
chair. For info, call 973-473-5111.
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In the Greater Paterson area the
late sculptor Gaetano Federici is a
well-known local figure, having
created many of the public sculptures
displayed throughout the city. In 2013
the Passaic County Historical Society
(PCHS) began raising funds for the
Gaetano Federici Restoration and
Exhibition project. Today the Society
is proud to announce that only eight
statues of the original 27 are still in
need of sponsorship.
The PCHS recently held a
reception to thank the donors for their
support and to reveal the conserved
pieces for the first time since repairs
were made.
Contributors to the project include
the Knights of Columbus (St. Philip
the Apostle Council 11671 of Clifton
and Juan Perez Council 262 of
Ancestors of the late Gaetano Federici (below at work) were feted recently at Lambert
Castle at a reception to benefit the Gaetano Federici Restoration project.
Passaic), the Loyal Order of the
Moose Lodge No. 657, the North
Jersey Federal Credit Union, UNICO
(Passaic-Clifton Chapter), the
PCCHC, members of the Federici
family and private individuals. For
details on the Gaetano Federici
Restoration project or the Society,
call 973-247-0085 or visit
lambertcastle.org.
The PCHS, a 501(c)(3) non-profit,
is housed within Lambert Castle, at 3
Valley Rd., Paterson. Its collection
showcases examples of the County’s
cultural and artistic diversity, as well
as examples of its natural, civil,
military and ecclesiastical history. The
Society also maintains an archives
library, which houses manuscripts,
books and photographs of historical
and genealogical interest.

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