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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 20, 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. Oakland Library Art Exhibit: Oakland Watercolorist Pamela Leggate

    April 20, 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 20, 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. New Jersey Guitar & Mandolin Society April Session: Raul Abbad Hauman (composer)

    April 20, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

    NJGMS has commissioned 2 works from guitarist/composer Raul Abbad (Huaman). Tonight, the work will receive it's premiere from the composer. Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Raúl Abbad is an eclectic guitarist and composer based in the NYC Metropolitan Area. Raul’s original music is a reflection of his heritage; a fusion of traditional South American Folkloric music, world music and the modern sounds of American jazz and rock. After moving to the US, Raul studied classical guitar and composition at Montclair State University. He has worked on a variety of projects, including a commission to arrange and compose music for his jazz trio and the Colonial Symphony. He is the songwriter and producer for LaFolieAustral, an indie-rock-en-Español project. He is also the guitarist and composer for Bajopontino, a South American and Afro Peruvian jazz quartet. When Raul is not composing and performing, you can find him teaching guitar and music technology at JP Stevens High School.

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  5. BCHS Lecture: "Occasioned My Move to Verplank: The Attempt to Rescue to Convention Army "

    April 20, 2017, 7:30 PM @ Steuben House, Historic New Bridge Landing

    Before the British and American armies settled into winter quarters for 1778, Sir Henry Clinton undertook one last mission: a swift strike in the Lower Hudson Valley to rescue the prisoners of war from Saratoga as they passed the Hudson River at King's Ferry with a landing at the important post of Stony Point. Michael J. F. Sheehan will present an illustrated lecture on this brief but exciting episode of the American Revolution, filled with maps, portraits, and excerpts of letters from officers who witnessed the event.

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