Friday, June 14, 2013
The governor follows in the comedic footsteps of his on-again, off-again buddy Barack Obama.
Gov. Chris Christie appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night to break down his decision to “let the people vote” in a special election for Frank Lautenberg’s senate seat. As The Roots laid down a smooth R&B beat, the governor mostly played the straight man to Fallon. Christie “slow jammed” his talking points about the special election and dodged questions about whether he’d announce a run for president. Christie remained poised, good natured, and at times affected a mock-offended tone, as Fallon cracked fat jokes at the guv’s expense during the 5 minute segment. “Now look, I know that this election is going to cost tax payers some money, but these costs can’t be measured against the value of having an elected member of the …
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Fair Lawn native Alan Del Tufo's "Eternal Damn Nation," premiered Sunday at the Hoboken International FIlm Festival in Middletown, N.Y.
Director Alan Del Tufo, a Fair Lawn native, premiered his first feature film Sunday night at the Hoboken International Film Festival in Middletown, N.Y. "Eternal Damn Nation," is a horror thriller that follows a detective and his sidekick as they try to make sense of a rash of demonic possessions that sweep through a small town. Del Tufo, who graduated from Fair Lawn High School in 1993 and still lives in Bergen County, wrote, directed and produced the film, which was shot mostly in Fair Lawn. It features all local New York and New Jersey actors and its soundtrack features music from local bands, including Dr. Chud, the former drummer for the legendary punk band, The Misfits. In addition to being chosen for the Hoboken International Film …
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Bank of America/Merrill Lynch cardholders receive free admission to more than 150 museums on the first full weekend of each month
As part of Bank of America/Merrill Lynch's Museums On Us promotion, now in its 15th season, BoA cardholders can visit cultural venues across the country for free on the first full weekend of each month, including this weekend, June 1 and 2. There are more than 150 museums participating in 91 cities nationwide. Just present photo ID and a valid Bank of America/Merrill Lynch credit or debit card. The offer excludes fundraising events, special exhibitions and ticketed shows. You can take advantage of the promotion this weekend at the following local New Jersey museums: And the following New York City museums: -- Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to receive our daily newsletter in your inbox each morning
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Videographer Wayne Robbins filmed the reception for an exhibition of student artwork on display at the library's Pine Gallery.
Inside Fair Lawn's Wayne Robbins attended an opening reception for an exhibition of artwork by Fair Lawn High School students last Thursday at the Fair Lawn Library's Pine Gallery. At the reception, Wayne chatted with a few teachers and senior student Eunice Oh about her work. The "Student Group Show," the culmination of the students' work produced over the course of the school year, will be on exhibit through June 28. -- Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to receive our daily newsletter in your inbox each morning
Monday, May 27, 2013
Fair Lawn High School's musical theater production of "Runaways" has won five awards and been nominated for more than 20 others across three high school theater awards programs.
Fair Lawn High School's "Runaways" has the chance to earn more hardware than any previous musical production put on by the high school. After picking up five of nine awards as a first-time entrant at the Bucks County Playhouse Student Theater Festival in late April, "Runaways" needs to win only three of the remaining 22 awards its been nominated for to surpass the record seven awards the high school's production of "Grand Hotel" received in 2007. Director John Giresi said the show's 27 total nominations across three award shows is already more than any other production has received. "It was very important for our students to have that feedback, especially since not as many people attended this show as previous shows," Giresi said. "It kind…
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Fair Lawn Arts Council, the borough's newest committee, is hoping to fill public buildings and vacant business spaces with community-created art come fall.
A community arts movement is afoot in Fair Lawn. The borough’s public buildings and empty storefronts could be transformed into pop-up art galleries by fall if borough supervolunteer Jane Spindel, founder of the just-formed Fair Lawn Arts Council, has her wish. The organization, made up of local artists and art enthusiasts, has met only once since receiving the borough council’s official blessing to move forward last month, but it has big plans. “The idea is to bring all Fair Lawn residents together to work on different kinds of art projects that are going to be free or minimal cost to the resident,” Spindel said. “You don’t have to have any talent, you don’t have to be artistic, just the willingness to participate in whatever we do.” The …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The artwork of Fair Lawn High School students is on display at the library's Pine Gallery through June 28.
An opening reception featuring the artwork of Fair Lawn High School students will be held Thursday night at the Fair Lawn Library's Pine Gallery. The "Student Group Show," a juried exhibition on exhibit from May 12 though June 28, is the culmination of the students' work produced over the course of the school year. The Fair Lawn High School Fine Art Department is coordinating the show, which is designed to encourage an appreciation of art among students and highlight student works in a diverse range of artistic media. Thursday's opening reception will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the library's C Level. -- Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to receive our daily newsletter in your inbox each …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Thomas Jefferson's jazz band and chamber choir will perform Thursday at the school's spring concert.
Thomas Jefferson Middle School's jazz band and chamber choir recently performed a show at the Bergen County Teen Art Festival at Bergen Community College. The students entertained the audience with a repertoire that ranged from the big band standards of Duke Ellington to the funky pop hits of Earth, Wind and Fire. "The students performed beautifully and the trip was a great success," vice principal Dominick Tarquinio said. The student musicians will perform again Thursday at the middle school's spring concert. TJ music teachers Scott Avidon and Andrew Brummer lead the jazz band and chamber choir, respectively. -- Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to receive our daily newsletter in your inbox each …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Local author Anna Olswanger will spend Monday night, May 20, at the Fair Lawn Public Library to sign copies of her latest book.
Fair Lawn resident and author/literary agent Anna Olswanger will discuss and sign copies of her latest book "Greenhorn," Monday night at the Fair Lawn Public Library. "Greenhorn," tells the story of a young Holocaust survivor who comes to Brooklyn in the 1940s with only a small, mysterious box. The boy's close attachment to the box, which he won't let out of his sight, arouses the curiosity of his yeshiva school classmates. Rabbi Rafael Grossman, on whose childhood experiences the book is based, will also attend Monday's book signing and discussion. Olswanger has known Grossman, himself an author, for many years. She was a member of his congregation and one of his students when he was the rabbi of Baron Hirsch Synagogue in Memphis, Tenn. …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The New Jersey pariah continues to make headlines.
That was a close call. Sources close to “Tanning Mom” Patricia Krentcil told celebrity gossip site TMZ that the Nutley woman would be featured in a soon-to-be released gay porn film. The sources then qualified the revelation: Krentcil would be working fully clothed and she won’t partake in any love making. What a relief. The 45-year-old mother would be paid $1,000 for the cameo role, sources said. Earlier this year, the mother of five recorded her debut rap single at a New York recording studio and posed topless on a Jersey Shore beach. Krentcil's infamy began in April 2012 when school officials noticed burns on her daughter's leg and reported the injuries to authorities. Following an investigation, Krentcil was arrested later that month. …