Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College

2018 Re-grantees

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CULTURAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
 
PASSAIC COUNTY CULTURAL & HERITAGE COUNCIL 


2019
LOCAL ARTS PROGRAM 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
Action Theater
Award Amount: $2,150
Middle and high school students will write short one-act plays based on the theme, “Brave New World.”  Select scenes will be featured in a public showcase, and winners will be posted online.
 
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
House Museum
Award Amount: $3,800
The Museum will exhibit Working Class New York: Original Photography by Dakota Santiago in early 2019, host the Annual Labor Arts Festival in May, and exhibit United We Bargain, Divided We Beg by Zach Horn in July.
 
3. ART PERFORMING COMMUNITIES
129 Temple St., Paterson, NJ 07522
Christopher Fabor Muhammad; Kia Alston, Contacts
creativeforceinc@hotmail.com
https://www.yourcreativeforce.com
973-978-0730
Art in Motion
Award Amount: $2,157
Help support the revitalization of Dr. MLK, Jr. Memorial Park in Paterson through creative placemaking and murals. 
 
4. COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL OF PATERSON
75 Spruce St., Paterson, NJ 07501
Dacil Tilos, Project Director
dtilos@ccsp.org
www.ccsp.org
(973) 699-7723
COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL OF PATERSON
Award Amount: $3,000
Help support ongoing after-school strings program for 2nd to 4th graders led by the Paterson Music Project.
 
5. COUNTY OF PASSAIC/ DEPT. OF CULTURAL & HISTORIC AFFAIRS
Dey Mansion, 199 Totowa Rd., Wayne, NJ 07470
Kelly Ruffel, Project Director
kellyr@passaiccountynj.org
https://www.deymansion.org
(973) 706-6640
COUNTY OF PASSAIC/ DEPT. OF CULTURAL & HISTORIC AFFAIRS
Award Amount: $3,400
Support for a public art project to take place in Passaic County. 
 
6. EPITOME OF SOUL, INC.
257 Ryerson Ave., Paterson, NJ 07502
Synita Butler-Hatcher, Contact
info@epitomeofsoul.org
www.epitomeofsoul.org
(201) 396-9446
Epitome Soul
Award Amount: $3,800
Offer three-part arts symposium and showing, as well as a free after-school arts program in a Paterson charter school that will culminate in a production.
 
7. EVA’S VILLAGE
393 Main St., Paterson, NJ 07501
Judy Dombrosky, Contact
judy.dombrosky@evasvillage.org
http://www.evasvillage.org/
(973) 742-2302 x226
Eva's Village
Award Amount: $3,000
Offer weekly program that explores music and related games that emphasize cooperation, and other relationship-building exercises. The series will culminate in a performance.
 
8. FRIENDS OF PASSAIC COUNTY PARKS
401 Grand St., 2nd Fl.
Paterson, NJ 07505
Matthew P. Jordan, Project Director
matthewj@passaiccountynj.org
www.passaiccountynj.org/fopcp
(973) 881-4407
Eva's Village
Award Amount: $3,500
Support to continue Tuesdays in the Plaza, a free weekly summer arts series that includes dance, poetry, music, and crafts, offered free of charge to the general public.
 
9. FRIENDS OF POMPTON LAKES LIBRARY
333 Wanaque Ave., Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
Steve Edgeller, Project Director
(973) 835-0482
steve.edgeller@gmail.com
www.pomptonlakeslibrary.org/friends
Eva's Village
Award Amount: $2,500
The Library will present a six-week summer film series, celebrating former resident and filmmaker, Cecile B. DeMille.  A portable interpretation board will provide details of DeMille’s connection to the town, as well as his career.
 
10. FRIENDS OF WALLISCH HOMESTEAD
PO Box 63/1560 Union Valley Rd., West Milford, NJ 07480
John Hefferon, Project Director
(917) 565-1438
Johnheff01@gmail.com
www.wallischhomestead.org
Eva's Village
Award Amount: $700
Support to host an on-site juried art show for area artists of various levels.
 
11. HALLS THAT INSPIRE
463 E. 26th St., Paterson, NJ 07514
David Thompson, Project Director
hallsthatinspire2291@gmail.com
dthompson@hallsthatinspire.org
(973) 767-4912
Unleash your creativity
Award Amount: $4,200
Create messaged-based murals residency in public schools that gives children the opportunity to improve life skills within an educational setting.
 
12. HARMONY SINGERS
P.O. Box 2506, Wayne, NJ 07470
Sonny Piccolo, Project Director
helson88@aol.com
http://www.harmonysingersnj.org/
(973) 942-4173
Harmony Singers
Award Amount: $1500
Support for a Spring concert at Temple Beth Tikvah, and a December concert at United Methodist Church, as well as free concerts at senior residencies in the Wayne area.
 
13. HOLY ROSARY YOUNG MEN'S CLUB
1 Wall St, Passaic, NJ  07055
Greg Komeshok, Contact
Gkomeshok@aol.com
(973) 473-5111
Jimmy Sturr
Award Amount: $1,500
Present 18-time Grammy award winner, Jimmy Sturr and his orchestra, in Passaic’s Third Ward Park.  The band plays Polka music to celebrate an ethnic tradition popular in Passaic and Clifton.
 
14. INNER CITY ENSEMBLE
PO Box 3232, Paterson, NJ 07509
Dale Van Rensalier, President
www.innercityensemble.org
(201) 306-3215
Iner City Ensemble
Award Amount: $4,700
Support for a residency at Rosa L. Parks School of Fine & Performing Arts that includes free dance training for local students, and the development of a new work that addresses immigration and related topics.
 
15. INTERNATIONAL HIGH SHOOL
200 Grand St., Paterson, NJ 07501
Katsuka Esquiche, Project Director
 kesquiche@paterson.k12.nj.us
https://ihs-pps-nj.schoolloop.com
(973) 321-2280
Jewish Family Service
Award Amount: $2,200
Support for a one-day residency in February by Nai-Ni Chen Chinese American Dance Company in celebration of the Chinese New Year.  The day will include a performance, a workshop and a careers panel at International High School.
 
16. JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE & CHILDREN’S CENTER OF CLIFTON-PASSAIC
925 Allwood Road, Clifton, NJ 07012
Michele Wellikoff, Project Director
wellikoff@jfsclifton.org
www.jfsclifton.org
(973) 777-7638
Jewish Family Service
Award Amount: $2,800
Support Journey to the Stage weekly workshops that teach elements of theater production to Sequoia members, and other seniors.  The series will culminate in a play for the residents, their families and the Passaic/Clifton community.
 
17. JUVENILE EDUCATION & AWARENESS PROJECT
PO Box 4241, Passaic, NJ 07055
Sandy Shevack, Project Director
SandyS1@webtv.net
(862) 668-9386
Juvenile Education & Awareness Project
Award Amount: $3,000
Local artists will instruct girls of Bella Chanel Mentoring Program, while creating murals in Passaic that honor Cesar Chavez and Ellen Ochoa.  JEAP will also host East African musician/poet, Charlotte O’Neal, and drummer, Robert Lenin.
 
18. MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC OF PASSAIC
1451 Van Houten Ave., Clifton, NJ 07013
Lynne Mallory, Project Director
lmallory@optonline.net
(973) 470-5504 x6581
Mental Health Clinic
Award Amount: $1,000
Girls from the Thursday Teen Society will explore a painting process that includes a shared experience with their mothers.
The project culminates in an exhibit of the students’ artwork.
 
19. 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
Garden State Opera
Award Amount: $4,500
Support a noontime concert at the ADAS Synagogue; a lecture-demonstration for Public School #1 with Paterson Music Project; and premiere an opera, The Silk City, in collaboration with the Rosa L. Parks School of Fine & Performing Arts.
 
20. OASIS—A HAVEN FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN /
PATERSON YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT

59 Mill St., Paterson, NJ  07501
Jim Walsh, Project Director
Jim.Walsh@oasisnj.org
www.oasisnj.org
(973) 881-8307
Paterson Youth Photography Project
Award Amount: $3,500
Support Saturday morning Paterson Youth Photography Project classes in Paterson for children, ages 8 to 12. Each season culminates in local exhibitions, and traveling shows to surrounding areas.
 
21. PASSAIC COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
3 Valley Rd., Paterson, NJ 07503
Heather Garside, Curator/Project Director
curator@lambertcastle.org
http://lambertcastle.org
(973) 247-0085, x207
Passaic County Historical Society
Award Amount: $1,800
Present the Summer Shakespeare Conservatory in July at the historic Lambert Castle grounds and its atrium.
 
22. PASSAIC COUNTY FILM COMMISSION
930 Riverview Dr., Suite 250, Totowa, NJ 07512
Deborah Hoffman, Project Director
film@passaiccountynj.org
www.passaiccountynj.org
(973) 569-4720
Passaic County Motion Picture & Television Film Commission
Award Amount: $2,400
Beginner to professional filmmakers, who live, work or attend school in Passaic County will screen original ten-minute shorts in April at the Fabian 8 Cinema in Paterson’s Center City Mall.
 
23. PASSAIC PUBLIC LIBRARY
195 Gregory Ave., Passaic, NJ 07055
Stephanie Fernandez, Project Director
fernandez@passaicpubliclibrary.org
www.passaicpubliclibrary.org
(973) 779-0474
Passaic Public Library
Award Amount: $2,000
Offer free Second Sunday Concert Series to take place monthly from 2-4 pm in February, March, April, October, November and December in Exhibit Hall at the Julius Forstmann Main Library in Passaic.
 
24. PATERSON ALLIANCE
301 Main St., Paterson, NJ 07505
Inge Spugen, Project Director
ThePatersonAlliance@gmail.com
www.patersonalliance.org
(973) 519-3655
Paterson Museum
Award Amount: $1,500
Will present Life, Death, Life Again: Children Sentenced to Die in Prison, a documentary play by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg in collaboration with coLAB Arts.  A talkback with audience will follow the presentation.
 
25. RINGWOOD FRIENDS OF MUSIC
P.O. Box 427, Ringwood, NJ 07456
Donaldo Garcia, Project Director
donaldogarcias@hotmail.com
(973) 962-9356
Ringwood Friends of Music
Award Amount: $3,700
Support to present free classical music performances year-round for Ringwood and neighboring towns.
 
26. RINGWOOD MANOR ASSOCIATION FOR THE ARTS
PO Box 32, Ringwood, NJ 07456
ringwoodmanorarts@gmail.com
http://ringwoodmanorarts.org/
Leah Madsen, Project Director
(973) 663-9081
Ringwood Friends of Music
Award Amount: $1,700
Funding for Young Artist Expo, the Emerging Artist Showcase, and the Fall Open Juried Exhibition, to be viewed in the Carriage Barn in Ringwood State Park.
 
27. ROSA L. PARKS SCHOOL OF FINE & PERFORMING ARTS
413 12th Ave., Paterson, NJ 07514
Sharon Stephens, Project Director
sstephens@paterson.k12.nj.us/schools/rphs
http://www.paterson.k12.nj.us/schools/rphs/
(973) 321-0520, ext. 52014
Rosa L. Parks School of Fine & Performing Arts
Award Amount: $4,000
Support for Careers in the Arts & Beyond to facilitate partnerships with dance, music, communications and visual arts specialists.  Funds will also help produce Rent the musical in collaboration with faculty and guest artists. 
 
28. ST. PAUL’S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
451 Van Houten St., Paterson, NJ 07501
Jackie Zapata, Project Director
jzapata@stpaulscdcnj.org
www.stpaulscdcnj.org
(973) 710-3900
St. Catherine of Bol
Award Amount: $3,500
Support for NJPAC in-school arts education workshops for the entire English Language Learner population at Full Service Community School #15. The program will culminate in an Arts Jam for the community.
 
29. THEATER LEAGUE OF CLIFTON
15 East Parkway, Clifton, NJ 07015
John M. Traier & Mark E. Peterson, Project Directors
(973) 432-0705
john@jtcpallc.com
www.theaterleagueofclifton.com
St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation
Award Amount: $1,800
TLC will produce the musical Oliver! in November to encourage a younger and more diverse audience to see theater. 
 
30. TOWNSHIP OF WEST MILFORD
1480 Union Valley Road, Ringwood, NJ 07480
John Voli, Project Director
recdirector@westmilford.org
www.westmilford.org
(973) 728-2881
TOWNSHIP OF WEST MILFORD
Award Amount: $1,200
Host free annual summer concert series at Bubbling Springs Park to be held weekly between May and October.
 
31. WAYNE PUBLIC LIBRARY
461 Valley Rd., Wayne, NJ  07470
Deborah Rosenblatt, Project Director
rosenblad@waynepubliclibrary.org
www.waynepubliclibrary.org
(973) 694-4272, ext. 5408
Wayne Public Library
Award Amount: $1,925
Support for eight musical and arts-related events as part of the Lunchbox Learning Series, attended by senior citizens and the general public from the Wayne area. 
 
32. YOUTH CONSULTATION SERVICES / EASTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL
150 Park Avenue, Room 130, Paterson, NJ 07501
Edna Angelos, Project Director
kbarretto@ycs.org
www.ycs.org
(973) 321-1000, ext. 5133
Youth Consultation Services
Award Amount: $1,700
Support the Let's Be Real program, featuring “Real Beauty: Uncovered.”  The photography project concludes with a student exhibit of self-portraits at a local venue
 

NJ HISTORICAL COMMISSION
COUNTY HISTORIC PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
2019 HISTORY RE-GRANTEES
1. ARTS REFORMING COMMUNITIES
129 Temple St., Paterson, NJ 07522
Christopher Fabor Muhammad; Kia Alston, Contacts
creativeforceinc@hotmail.com
https://www.yourcreativeforce.com
973-978-0730
City of Paterson
Award Amount: $1,000
Support the creation of a permanent art exhibit that depicts the untold history of the African-American slave labor at the Dey Mansion in Wayne, in particular, the use of skilled carpenters, blacksmiths and mason.
 
2. CITY OF PASSAIC/DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, CULTURAL AFFAIRS & SENIOR SERVICES
330 Passaic St., Passaic, NJ 07044
Jessica Lezcano, Project Director
jlezcano@cityofpassaicnj.gov
http://www.cityofpassaic.com/rec
973-365-5525 
Passaic County Historical Society
Award Amount: $1,590
Create and disseminate bilingual brochure, including map of sites with historical and/or cultural significance. Brochure will be located online, placed in kiosks at key locations, and distributed at a celebration marking the anniversary of Passaic’s settlement. 
 
3. COUNTY OF PASSAIC/FRIENDS OF PASSAIC COUNTY PARKS
401 Grand St., 2nd Fl.
Paterson, NJ 07505
Matthew P. Jordan, Project Director
matthewj@passaiccountynj.org
www.passaiccountynj.org/fopcp
(973) 881-4407 
Passaic County Historical Society
Award Amount: $1,650
Install interpretive signage with historical information about Goffle Brook Park in Hawthorne to positively impact visitor experience. 
 
4. FRIENDS OF WALLISCH HOMESTEAD
PO Box 63/1560 Union Valley Rd., West Milford, NJ 07480
John Hefferon, Project Director
(917) 565-1438
Johnheff01@gmail.com
www.wallischhomestead.org
Eva's Village
Award Amount: $1,600
Create and post signage that explains the history of the buildings and their relevance to West Milford's agricultural past with the purpose of educating students, local residents and visitors.
 
5. PASSAIC COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
3 Valley Road, Paterson, NJ 07503
Heather Garside, Curator/Contact
curator@lambertcastle.org
(973) 247-0085, ext.207 
Passaic County Historical Society
Award Amount: $2,000
Support class visits to the Lambert Castle Museum, allowing K-12 students to learn about their history and community. 
 
6.  PATERSON MUSEUM
2 Market St., Paterson, NJ 07501
Cristina Deutsch, Project Director
cdeutsch@patersonnj.gov
http://www.thepatersonmuseum.com
(201) 543-4085
PATERSON GREAT FALLS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
Award Amount: $2,000
Create photographic exhibit with timeline of Paterson’s history as a textile hub, including information on dyeing, winding, warping, and weaving machines, and Jacquard processes.
 
7. WAYNE PUBLIC LIBRARY
461 Valley Rd., Wayne, NJ  07470
Deborah Rosenblatt, Project Director/Contact
rosenblad@waynepubliclibrary.org
(973) 694-4272, ext. 5408
Wayne Public Library
Award Amount: $699
Support two Lunchbox Learning Series events: a lecture on New Jersey’s role in the repeal of “The Stamp Act” of 1765, and a presentation on the Jersey tomato.
 
8. WEST MILFORD HERITAGE COMMITTEE & MUSEUM
1480 Union Valley Rd., West Milford, NJ 07480
Kerry O’Brien, Project Director
Museum@WestMilford.org
www.westmilfordmuseum.org
(973) 513-5320
Wayne Public Library
Award Amount: $1,000
Support an exhibit illustrating the tools used in farming, as well as the local ice industry that helped West Milford develop and prosper.