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Cultural & Historic Affairs

  1. Art Exhibit: Poramit Thantapalit "Life Under the Sea", Mixed Media and Cyanotype at the Johnson Public Library

    April 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Artist and Hackensack resident, Poramit Thantapalit has installed an exhibition: "Life Under the Sea", Mixed Media and Cyanotype at the Johnson Public Library. It consists of artwork from the artist's creative output over the past 5 years and combines recycled materials and cyanotype. Mr. Thantapalit turns what most people consider "trash" into fantastic reinterpretations. Some objects used are: plastic bottles, cardboard, wood, paper, wires, electrical cords, computer parts and used clothing. The artist repurposes these everyday scraps into objects of great beauty and worth. Don't miss this opportunity to get a glimpse into this talented artist's imagination. See more of his work here: http://pixibition.weebly.com/

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  2. Oakland Library Art Exhibit: Oakland Watercolorist Pamela Leggate

    April 18, 2017, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    During the month of April Oakland watercolor artist Pamela Leggate will be exhibiting her work at the Oakland Library. This exhibit concentrates on transparent watercolor, using different techniques and concentrating on a limited palette.

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  3. Puffin Cultural Forum Gallery Exhibit: "Where We Are"

    April 18, 2017, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    The current state of feminism and women’s rights is experiencing momentous flux in both regress and progress. In the face of the current tumultuous social, political, and cultural climate, there is an explosion of artistic expression, giving voice and life to arts and activism. Puffin Cultural Forum presents “Where We Are” and the participating artists’ perspectives in honor of Women’s History Month. Featuring: Krista Dedrick Lai, Dafna Steinberg, Jessica Ann Wagner, Kahori Kamiya, Theresa Gooby, Alana MacDougall, Mary Mihelic, Danielle Scott, Jo-El Lopez, Aileen Bassis, Olga Alexander, Meredith Wood, Cinnamon Willis, Steffany Ojeda, Lesely Wamsley, Madeleine L. Slade, Estefani Mercedes, Carolina Rubio MacWright, and Sabrina Staires

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  4. Oakland Public Library: Calligraphy Workshop with Artist Susan Steele

    April 18, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Calligraphy artist Susan Steele will teach a Calligraphy Workshop at the Oakland Library on April 18 at 6:00 - 8:00 P M. Students will create colorful Medieval style letters for framing or note cards and will learn about the art of beautiful Northern Italian Medieval Lombardic letter form. Ms. Steel, a member of the NYC Society of Scribes Board of Governors, is known for her beautiful hand written invitations, envelopes, menus, place cards and citations. There is a $10.00 materials fee due at registration. Register in person at the Oakland Library located at 2 Municipal Plaza, Oakland NJ.

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Human Services

  1. Human Services Institute: "Cultural Competency"

    April 18, 2017, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ Bergen County Administration Building

    This workshop examines the assumptions regarding what constitutes the ethnic and cultural differences in the assessment and treatment of individuals. Being culturally competent is crucial in understanding cultural differences and making an effective diagnosis for the individual.

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