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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 8, 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:

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  2. CALL FOR ARTISTS: Artists Wanted for Creative Hackensack's "The Utility ARTBox Project"

    April 8, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    The Hackensack Creative Arts Team (CAT) of the Main Street Alliance, the Hackensack Cultural Arts Department, and NNJCF's ArtsBergen are seeking five artists and/or artist teams to design and paint murals on five utility boxes in the city of Hackensack, NJ.

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  3. Oakland Library Art Exhibit: Oakland Watercolorist Pamela Leggate

    April 8, 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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  4. Battleground Tour of New Bridge

    April 8, 2017, 10:00 AM @ Historic New Bridge Landing

    Walk in the footsteps of History. Historian and author Todd Braisted will conduct a Battleground Tour of New Bridge, starting at the Steuben House. The tour ends at the Campbell-Christie House for refreshments and gift shop.

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  5. OPEN COCKPIT WEEKEND at the Aviation Hall of Fame of NJ

    April 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - April 9, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey

    The outdoor displays include a very rare Lockheed Bushmaster, a Convair 880 circa 1958, a M*A*S*H Bell helicopter, a Coast Guard Helicopter, an OV-1 Mohawk observation plane, a Walter Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Truck and a Cobra Gunship Helicopter. Additionally, the world's only surviving Martin 202 airliner is on display but only the cabin is open. This aircraft was operated by TWA beginning in 1950. BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY!!!

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  6. Mahwah Public Library: Ukrainian Egg Decorating Workshop with Patricia DeAngelo

    April 8, 2017, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    The instructor is Patty Wiszuk-DeAngelo award winning artist whose decorated egg is now part of the White House Museum. She was featured on “Unwrapped” on the Food Network. All attendees at the three hours workshop will get hands on experience and decorate their own egg with materials provided by the instructor. Attendees will learn division of the egg, drawing of designs, use of kistka, techniques of wax and resist method, dyeing process, technique of drilling egg, removing wax , and finishing methods. This workshop is open to all adults. Registration is necessary at the Circulation Desk. Space is limited to 20 participants. Age: Adults and Teens (12 years and up when accompanying an adult). There will be a $25 non refundable supply fee that must be paid at the time of registration. The workshop will be cancelled and the supply fee will be refunded if there are too few pre-registered participants.

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  7. Mahwah Museum Exhibits: "Mahwah's Herstory" & " Medicine in Mahwah"

    April 8, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Mahwah Museum

    “Mahwah’s Herstory: The Changing Roles of Women in Mahwah’s History”, examines the role of women in Mahwah’s history, starting with its first settler, Blandina Bayard, and continuing through to 1960. It highlights women’s activities, including pioneering and farming, changing roles in the workforce, and women’s accomplishments in the arts, in charitable organizations and in social reforms. “Medicine in Mahwah” highlights the history of medicine in Mahwah. It examines the growth and development of the medical field with highlights on Mahwah’s practitioners, their methods, and instruments throughout various periods.

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  8. BLUES NIGHT III at The Hermitage with the Black Lace Blues!

    April 8, 2017, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Hermitage, National Historic Landmark

    Featuring the 5-piece band: Black Lace Blues! Soulful live Blues Music, delicious nibbles and wine and beer make this a perfect night out with friends or your favorite guy or gal. Proceeds benefit The Hermitage Museum.

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  9. Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club Presents: John McCutcheon

    April 8, 2017, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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  10. Sarah Chang at bergenPAC, sponsored by the Frank & Lydia Bergen Foundation

    April 8, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Recognized as one of the foremost violinists of our time, Sarah Chang has performed with the most esteemed orchestras, conductors, and accompanists in an international career spanning more than two decades. Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of eight, Ms. Chang has continued to impress audiences with her technical virtuosity and refined emotional depth. In 2012, Sarah Chang received the Harvard University Leadership Award, and in 2005, Yale University dedicated a chair in Sprague Hall in her name. In 2004, Ms. Chang was awarded Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana Prize in Sienna, Italy. Other previous distinctions include the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Gramophone’s “Young Artist of the Year” award, Germany’s “Echo” Schallplattenpreis, “Newcomer of the Year” honors at the International Classical Music Awards in London, and Korea’s “Nan Pa” award. In 2011, Ms. Chang was named an official Artistic Ambassador by the United States Department of State.

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