2017 Re-grantees

CULTURAL AFFAIRS
 
PASSAIC COUNTY CULTURAL & HERITAGE COUNCIL 

 


2017 ARTS RE-GRANTEES

 

1. Action Theater Conservatory Studios, Inc.
68 Union Ave, Clifton, NJ  07011
Kathleen Kellaigh, Project Director
atcstudios411@gmail.com
www.atcstudios.org
(973) 772-6998
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
Middle and high school students will write short one-act plays based on the theme, “Gotta Laugh.” Select scenes will be featured on the internet.
 
2. American Labor Museum / Botto House National Landmark
83 Norwood St., Haledon, NJ 07508
Angelica Santomauro, Executive Director
labormuseum@aol.com
http://www.labormuseum.net/
(973) 595-7953
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
The museum will exhibit Living Women Making a Difference in Our World, by Judith Lepore-Schreiber; In the Fields on the North (“En Los Campos del Norte”) by David Bacon; Fredrick Douglass & the Underground Railroad by Mark Priest.  The museum will also host its free Annual Labor Arts Festival, featuring original and folk music.
 
3. Certified Angels
Jessica Delacruz, Project Director
17B Tulip St., Passaic, NJ 07055
info@certifiedangels.org
http://www.certifiedangels.org/
973-295-09899
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
Support for arts workshops for 30 youth participants in the City of Passaic, who will work with teacher-mentors in various disciplines, including acting, dance and music. Professionals will teach technique and discuss industry practices.
 
4. City Green
Jennifer Papa, Project Director
171 Grove St., Clifton, NJ 07013
jmoreano@city-green.org
http://www.citygreenonline.org/
(973) 869-4086
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
The Twilight Concert Series is a free music program, featuring professional music acts on the Barnabus Amphitheater stage at the City Green Farm Eco-Center. The series will occur in summer and consists of 4 one-hour Wednesday night concerts, featuring a variety of musical styles.
 
5.  Clifton Arts Center, Inc. (CAC)
900 Clifton Ave., Clifton, NJ 07013
Roxanne Cammilleri, Contact
rcammilleri@cliftonnj.org
http://www.cliftonnj.org/content/clifton-arts-center-and-sculpture-park
(973) 472-5499
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
Support for exhibit of renowned stained glass art by Heimer & Company, and for workshops promoting visual literacy.
 
6. County of Passaic
401 Grand Street, Paterson, NJ 07505
Matthew Jordan, Project Director
matthewj@passaiccountynj.org
www.passaiccountynj.org
(973) 881-4407
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
Continuation of summer concert series by the William Paterson University Jazz Department, hosted at the newly-constructed Passaic County Court House plaza in Downtown Paterson.
 
7. Epitome of Soul, Inc.
257 Ryerson Ave., Paterson, NJ 07502
Synita Butler-Hatcher, Contact
info@epitomeofsoul.org
epitomeofsoul.org
(201) 396-9446
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
Support for a three-part symposium series, exposing low-income Paterson high school students to comprehensive training from local and international artists.  Workshops involving filmmaking, songwriting, and drama will be held at Rosa L. Parks School of Fine & Performing Arts, and the series culminates in a final showcase.
 
8. Friends of Long Pond Ironworks (FOLPI)
PO Box 809, Hewitt, NJ  07421
Kerry O’Brien, Grants Chair
info@longpondironworks.org
www.longpondironworks.org
(973) 657-1688
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
Support for Shakespeare in the Park and Candle Lantern Tours, featuring performers in period dress, sharing stories and songs of the area's cultural history.
 
9. Harmony Singers
P.O. Box 2506, Wayne, NJ 07470
Sonny Piccolo, Director
helson88@aol.com
http://www.harmonysingersnj.org/
(973) 942-4173
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
Present a May concert at the Temple Beth Tikvah, a December holiday concert at Pompton Reformed Church, and free concerts at senior residencies in the Wayne area.
 
10. Holy Rosary Young Men's Club
1 Wall St, Passaic, NJ  07055
Greg Komeshok, Contact
Gkomeshok@aol.com
(973) 473-5111
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
Support to present 18–time Grammy award winner, Jimmy Sturr, and his orchestra in Passaic’s Third Ward Park, providing a link to an ethnic tradition in Passaic and Clifton.
 
11. Inner City Ensemble (ICE)
PO Box 3232, Paterson, NJ 07509
Liliana Amador-Marty, Contact
amadormarty@aol.com
www.innercityensemble.org
(917) 841-8393
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
Support for free dance classes to children and teenagers, and the presentation of Youth Arts Showcases at Passaic County Community College and other venues.  Events feature mixed-abilities Paterson youth, ICE alumni, and guest artists.
 
12. Jewish Family Service & Children’s Center of Clifton-Passaic
925 Allwood Road, Clifton, NJ 07012
Michele Wellikoff, Contact
wellikoff@jfsclifton.org
www.jfsclifton.org
(973) 777-7638
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
View of Self, a weekly arts program for SEQUOIA members and other seniors, will teach participants how to draw self-portraits. The course, which encompasses Art History and Instructional Art, culminates with an exhibition of senior portraits.
 
13. Juvenile Education & Awareness Project (JEAP)
PO Box 4241, Passaic, NJ 07055
Sandy Shevack, Contact
SandyS1@webtv.net
(862) 668-9386
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
Funding to host the Academy Award & Grammy-nominated youth group, Impact Repertory Theatre of Harlem at two Passaic County venues.
 
 
14. New Jersey Music & Arts, Inc. / Garden State Opera
140 Hadley Ave, Clifton, NJ  07011
Francesco Santelli, Director
FRANSANT@optonline.net
http://gardenstateopera.homestead.com
(973) 685-9972
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
Support to present Mozart's opera Bastian and Bastienne in cooperation with Rosa L. Parks School of Fine & Performing Arts.  Il Consulente Matrimoniale will honor the City of Clifton’s 100-year anniversary at the Allwood Community Church.  And, operatic highlights will be presented at the Louis Bay 2nd Library in Hawthorne.
 
15. Oasis / Paterson Youth Photography Project (PYPP)
59 Mill Street, Paterson, NJ  07501
Jim Walsh, Contact
jwalsh@oasisnj.org
www.oasisnj.org
(973) 881-8307
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
Support for Saturday morning photography classes in Paterson to children, ages 8 to 12. Mount exhibitions of students’ photography in Paterson and surrounding communities throughout the year.
 
16. Passaic County Historical Society
3 Valley Road, Paterson, NJ 07503
Heather Garside, Curator/Contact
curator@lambertcastle.org
http://lambertcastle.org
(973) 247-0085, ext. 207
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
Presentation of the Summer Shakespeare Conservatory at historic Lambert Castle for two performances to take place in July on the Castle grounds and in its atrium.
 
17.  Passaic County Motion Picture & Television Film Commission
930 Riverview Drive, Suite 250, Totowa, NJ 07512
Deborah Hoffman, Contact
film@passaiccountynj.org
www.passaiccountynj.org
(973) 569-4720
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
Showcase independent filmmakers and students at the high school, college, and university level, who live, work, or study in the county, by presenting 10-minute shorts in April at the Fabian 8 Cinema in Paterson’s Center City.
 
18.  Passaic Public Library
195 Gregory Ave., Passaic, NJ 07055
Khusboo Rana, Contact
krana@passaicpubliclibrary.org
www.passaicpubliclibrary.org
(973) 779-0474
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
Presentation of the Second Sunday Concert Series in the Exhibit Hall at the Julius Forstmann Main Library in Passaic in February, March, April, October, November and December.
 
19.  Paterson Museum
2 Market St., Paterson, NJ 07501
Giacomo DeStefano, Executive Director
Cristina Deutsch, Project Director/ Contact
http://www.patersonnj.gov/department/?structureid=16
cdeutsch@patersonnj.gov
(201) 543-4085
2017 PCCHC PROJECT 
Support for temporary art installations to be located near the Museum’s Silk and Textiles permanent display. The artwork will reflect synergy between recyclable/repurposed materials fashioned into artwork that speaks to the once successful garment industry in Paterson. In addition, related programming—including a workshop for Paterson students led by a professional artist and a reception/public viewing of the installation—will take place in the fall.
 
20.  Ringwood Friends of Music
P.O. Box 427, Ringwood, NJ 07456
Donaldo Garcia, Founder/Contact
donaldogarcias@hotmail.com
(973) 962-9356
2016 PCCHC PROJECT
Presents a season of six free musical performances, including a youth performance festival for Ringwood and neighboring towns.
 
21.  Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts
PO Box 32, Ringwood, NJ 07456
Leah Madson, Contact
RMAA2008@aol.com
https://rmaarts.wordpress.com/
(973) 663-9081
2016 PCCHC PROJECT
Initiate a college-level student-artist series, continue the free Annual Young Artists Expo, and host the Annual Fall Juried Exhibition in the Barn Gallery in Ringwood State Park.
 
 
22. Rosa L. Parks School of Fine & Performing Arts
413 12th Avenue, Paterson, NJ 07514
Sharon Stephens, Contact
sstephens@paterson.k12.nj.us/schools/rphs
http://www.paterson.k12.nj.us/schools/rphs/
(973) 321-0520, ext. 52014
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
Support for Careers in the Arts & Beyond panel discussions, Master classes and workshops for local students, the Paterson community, and Rosa Parks High School alumni.
 


23. St. Catherine of Bologna
112 Erskine Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456
David J. Nocera, Project Director
www.stcatherineofbologna.org
(973) 962-7032
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
Support for art, poetry and photography exhibit, as well as children’s art lessons during the exhibit.
 
24.  St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation
451 Van Houten St., Paterson, NJ 07501
Maria Palmer, Grant Writer/Contact
mariacpalmer@yahoo.com
www.stpaulscdcnj.org
(973) 710-3900
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
Support for ten weeks of theater programming called Explore A Story for 20 to 30 2nd and 3rd graders with classes culminating in a public presentation.  Funding will also help kick off the Paterson Music Project’s El Sistema-inspired learning model. 
 
25. St. Timothy Lutheran Church / St. Timothy Musicales
395 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
Anne Loffredo, Contact
anneloff@optonline.net
www.sttimothynj.org
(973) 694-8316
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
Support for three noontime Wednesday concerts in October, featuring various soloists, duos and small ensembles, performing mostly for senior citizens from the Wayne area.
 
26. Wayne Public Library
461 Valley Rd., Wayne, NJ  07470
Deborah Rosenblatt, Project Director
rosenblad@waynepubliclibrary.org
www.waynepubliclibrary.org
(973) 694-4272, ext. 5408
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
Support for 11 musical or arts-related events, which are part of the Lunchbox Learning Series, mostly attended by seniors from the Wayne area.
 
 
 
 
27. Wayne YMCA
One Pike Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470
Meryl Budnick, Contact
mbudnick@metroymcas.org
www.metroymcas.org
(973) 595-0100
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
Presentation of Informal Arts musical performance lectures on four Sundays in January and February. The intimate programs take place on the Wayne YMCA's Rosen Performing Arts Center stage.
 
28. Youth Consultation Services / Eastside High School
150 Park Avenue, Room 130, Paterson, NJ 07501
Kathy Baretto, Contact
kbarretto@ycs.org
www.ycs.org
(973) 321-1000, ext. 5133
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
Support for the Let's Be Real summer program with “Real Beauty: Uncovered.”  The photography project concludes with a student exhibit of self-portraits at Lambert Castle.
 


2016 HISTORY RE-GRANTEES
1. Friends of Long Pond Ironworks (FOLPI)
PO Box 809, Hewitt, NJ  07421
Kerry O’Brien, Grants Chair
info@longpondironworks.org
www.longpondironworks.org
(973) 657-1688
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
Funding for a new permanent exhibit at FOLPI, telling the chronological history of the industrial complex over the past 250 years, and its impact on the region.  The exhibition will consist of freestanding floor displays and small video screens that take visitors on an interactive journey.
 
2. Friends of Wallisch Homestead, Inc.
65 Lincoln Ave., West Milford, NJ 07480
Ron Perez, Project Director
mesnor@hotmail.com
 www.wallischhomestead.org
(973) 907-6546 
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
Support for printing and production of outdoor interpretive signs (including support stands) that explain key aspects of the historic Wallisch Homestead barn and windmill. 
 
3. Passaic County Historical Society
3 Valley Road, Paterson, NJ 07503
Heather Garside, Curator/Contact
curator@lambertcastle.org
(973) 247-0085, ext.207 
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
Funding will supplement or fully fund class visits to the Castle Museum, allowing students K-12, to learn about their local history and community. 
 
4.  Paterson Museum
2 Market St., Paterson, NJ 07501
Giacomo DeStefano, Executive Director
Bruce Ballistrieri, Project Director
http://www.patersonnj.gov/department/?structureid=16
bballistrieri@patersonnj.gov
(201) 543-4085
2017 PCCHC PROJECT 
Support for an exhibition entitled, Paterson in World War I, which will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into the war, and conclude with the signing of the ‘Treaty of Versailles’.
5.  Wayne Public Library
461 Valley Rd., Wayne, NJ  07470
Deborah Rosenblatt, Project Director/Contact
rosenblad@waynepubliclibrary.org
(973) 694-4272, ext. 5408
2017 PCCHC PROJECT
Present four programs out of sixteen in the “Lunchbox Learning Series”, which consists of lectures, exhibits, displays, and special events, and are mostly presented to Wayne area seniors citizens.