August 2014 Archives
The Kids Theater Experience is a unique private acting/theater studio for children grades 3-10 that focuses on the role of the actor and has become a successful Metuchen institution. The children take group acting lessons concentrating on the technical aspects of the voice, body and mind while learning how to tell, relate to and react to a playwrights story. As they enter their sixth year, actors/professional musicians/instructors/co-founding partners Ann Marie Mullen and Beth Lucas add new skills to the program in order to accommodate the needs of both the new student and the progressing student. Who is looking for exciting new challenges in performance? Check out the new schedule of classes available.
The Kids Theater Experience Studio,
2014-2015 School Year - Revised Class Times
Monday - 3rd-5th grades - 4:30pm-5:30pm
Monday - 7th-8th grades - 5:30pm-6:30pm
Tuesday - 5th-7th grades - 4:30pm-5:30pm
Tuesday - 9th-10th grades - 5:30pm-6:30pm -Advanced Only
Wednesdays-Thursdays - Private instruction - Advanced Only
The Kids Theater Experience is going into its sixth successful year of servicing Central NJ kids who have all different levels of acting skills. It has grown to include important and productive connections to the professional world of the NYC theater and East Coast film scene for some of our students and stretching the social and academic skill levels of other students. These skills make each child a real and believable young actor, whether in showcase performance or in a professional situation.
Resolved by the Borough Council of the Borough of Metuchen, as follows:
That WHEREAS, Fair Trade is an innovative market strategy that promotes fair labor practices and healthy, safe work environments through the production of food and other goods; and
WHEREAS, Fair Trade provides producers with fair prices that translate into livable wages; and
WHEREAS, production of Fair Trade goods is achieved through sustainable and
ecologically friendly means, thus contributing to the future of a healthy planet for all; and
WHEREAS, as consumers, referring to individuals as well as private and public entities, we all have a responsibility to be aware of the impact that our consumption has on the communities that produce the goods we purchase; and
WHEREAS, we consumers have a voluntary choice to make such purchases of Fair Trade goods; and
WHEREAS, we recognize that supporting our local economy by purchasing locally and ethically produced goods and services is in keeping with the values of Fair Trade; and
WHEREAS, the Borough of Metuchen has the opportunity to lead by example and present a model of social responsibility for other towns and cities to follow;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that when purchasing goods for the Borough, the of Metuchen of Metuchen will consider procuring local and Fair Trade products when those products are available, meet applicable City standards, and are comparably priced to the alternative; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this City Council encourages the members of our community to do likewise; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Borough Of Metuchen and visitors to the borough will gain a greater understanding of what is and what is not Fair Trade, in order to make educated decisions; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Borough Council supports Metuchen's initiative to become a Fair Trade Town.
Dragonfly Multicultural Arts Center, a new community theatre founded by mother-daughter team Catherine LaMoreaux and Anna Paone, is proud to announce that the theatre's inaugural production, The Coarse Acting Show, will be presented August 22 and 23 at the Old Franklin Schoolhouse in Metuchen.
The Coarse Acting Show is a collection of British one-act comedies by Michael Green and others about a community theatre troupe in which everything goes wrong. Nontraditionally cast, the plays will be performed by actors from central New Jersey and New York City. The show includes the murder mystery spoof "Streuth," a Chekov parody called "The Cherry Sisters," and a Shakespeare take- off entitled "Julius and Cleopatra." With falling sets, missed cues, and an ill-fated chariot race, the plays will be a hilarious and spirited introduction to the Dragonfly's work.
The Coarse Acting Show will showcase the talents of Metuchen residents Matthew Holbert, Coleman Silver, Josh Artman, Scott Randolph, and Roxanne Guarino. Other actors come from Iselin, Woodbridge, East Brunswick and Colts Neck. Several performers are actors who are currently living in New York City.
Dates & Times: Friday, August 22 at 8:00; Saturday, August 23 at 2:00 and 8:00. Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. Available at the door or on the theatre web site. Place: Old Franklin Schoolhouse, 491 Middlesex Avenue, Metuchen For More Information: DragonflyArtsNJ.com or Dragonfly Multicultural Arts Center on Facebook.
Wednesday, August 6
Sunflower Series children's concert featuring Preschool of Rock! Final show of the summer!
$4 per person
Concert on the lawn of the Old Franklin Schoolhouse (inside in the event of rain). Tickets $4 per person at the gate. We will also be collecting canned goods for a local food pantry! Preschool of Rock has redefined children's music by combining entertainment and education through exhilarating performance. Along with a vast catalog of original children's music, Preschool of Rock offers classes, shows, preschool enrichment and birthday parties throughout New Jersey and New York .
Friday, August 8, 8:00 pm
Raconteur Radio and the Borough Improvement League presents Raiders of the Lost Ark : A Staged Radio Play Parody & Themed Party
$25 adults, $15 for children 15 and under
For one night only, the Old Franklin Schoolhouse is a booby-trapped temple, a Nepal tavern, a Nazi U-boat, and the Well of Souls! Don't miss Raconteur Radio's take on the summer blockbuster! Their most ambitious project to date! Fun for the whole family! Includes Peruvian finger food and an outdoor Tiki bar with complimentary cocktails for adults and Chicha Moradas for all. Also, an extensive exhibition of archeological accoutrement and Indiana Jones memorabilia PLUS, Popcorn cart! JUST ADDED: a side show Bullwhip Artist performing a range of cracks and stunts. For advance tickets call (862) 368-2202 (CC/1.50) or visit Marafiki at 20 New St. in Metuchen (Cash/Check).
Friday August 15 at 7 PM
Theatreprov Performances: Theatreprov is Edgar Middle School 's and
Metuchen High School 's improvisation club led by author, actor, and improviser Cheryl Hulteen. Join us for an evening of great laughs, story making and interactive theatrical merriment. The public is welcome to attend.
Brad Finkel, owner of Hoboken Farms, spoke to the folks at the Farmers Market about Hoboken Farms this week. Brad started Hoboken Farms 22 years ago by preparing fresh mozzarella and selling baguettes at a farmer's market in Hoboken, he says, "I'm lucky to be at the forefront of the slow food movement." Brad grew Hoboken Farms into a business that visits 30 different markets a week - seeing 4-7 markets a day. Hoboken Farms also has a sandwich shop in Summit and two juice bars in NJ.
Hoboken Farms started coming to the Metuchen Market about 10 years ago when the Metuchen Farmers Market operated out of the old location at Boro Hardware. He really likes the people in Metuchen and from the start "felt right" coming here to sell his products. When asked about his favorite product, Brad deliciously described choosing a "perfect ugly tomato," slicing it onto a ciabatta roll and then adding slices of fresh mozzarella, basil, olive oil and pepper to complete a summer delight. He loves this time of year when tomatoes and basil are coming to market and folks can pair it with fresh bread and mozzarella.
Learn more about Hoboken Farms on their website or visit their FB page.