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Morris|/Essex Health & Life Features

Where To Get Your Mammogram

A doctor explains that it's best to have one in a comprehensive breast center with a staff fully trained for appropriate follow-up.

Banishing Back Pain

Learn what causes back pain, how it can be prevented and what to do if it strikes.

52 Ways to Get Healthy and Happy

Has your new year's resolution already fallen by the wayside? Have no fear—we’ve got a whole card pack of ideas that will help you get back on track for a better-than-ever 2018!

Neighborhood Watcher

WNBC’S investigation reporter Chris Glorioso is always on the move—whether he's checking government spending or squeezing in a morning workout.

The Challenge of Liver Disease

A multidisciplinary team is needed to treat this complex—and growing—health problem.

The Talk About End-of-Life Wishes

It's a difficult conversation, but having it now can heighten comfort and lessen heartache later.

National Margarita Day

Didn’t get your fill of tequila on National Margarita Day (February 22)? Pull up a chair at one of these Morris and Essex bars, which are serving the signature cocktail with some delicious twists every day. And if you’re a DIYer, turn to page 82 for a bloody good Blood Orange Margarita recipe!

Become A Donor

With a number of blood donation centers and drives around both Morris and Essex counties, it’s easy to help those in need of a life-saving transfusion. Hospitals are looking for suitable donors of all blood types—all you have to do is set up an appointment—so head to one of these places:

Culinary Corner

Take A Shot

Amateur and professional photographers alike can find plenty of picture-worthy places in the area, so start snapping at one of these spots:
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December 2018

Young Brianna is whisked away to an enchanted winter wonderland where she encounters the colorful characters that inhabit this magical world. A charming tale told through dazzling cirque,...

Cost: $18

Where:
Wilkins Theatre
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ  07083
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Sponsor: Kean Stage
Telephone: 908-737-4081
Contact Name: Steve Cochran
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Speakeasy Art Gallery is pleased to present "ezerd - robots! robots! robots!". The exhibit will feature hundreds of original robot paintings each with their own unique personality. These...

Cost: free

Where:
Speakeasy Art Gallery
816 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Speakeasy Art Gallery
Telephone: 973-557-8268
Contact Name: Paul Jach
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Join Seed Artists and our resident musical guru, Peter Bodge, in a monthly series of old-school listening sessions exploring the many facets of jazz. It’s simple: We’ll listen to some great...

Cost: 0

Where:
Montclair Public Library Auditorium
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Sponsor: Montclair Public Library
Telephone: 973-744-0500
Contact Name: Molly Hone
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Curious about eBooks, eAudiobooks, videos, or music? Or do you need help with your tablet or smartphone? eLibrary support drop-ins are back! Every Monday, beginning April 2, 2018 @ 11 am at the...

Cost: free

Where:
Bellevue Ave Branch -- Montclair Library
185 Bellevue Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Speakeasy Art Gallery is pleased to present "ezerd - robots! robots! robots!". The exhibit will feature hundreds of original robot paintings each with their own unique personality. These...

Cost: free

Where:
Speakeasy Art Gallery
816 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Speakeasy Art Gallery
Telephone: 973-557-8268
Contact Name: Paul Jach
Website »

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Join Seed Artists and our resident musical guru, Peter Bodge, in a monthly series of old-school listening sessions exploring the many facets of jazz. It’s simple: We’ll listen to some great...

Cost: 0

Where:
Montclair Public Library Auditorium
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Sponsor: Montclair Public Library
Telephone: 973-744-0500
Contact Name: Molly Hone
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Lorraine Kiefer has been gardening and designing floral arrangements for more than 30 years. Join Maplewood Garden Club on Monday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker...

Cost: free

Where:
Maplewood Memorial Library
51 Baker Street
Maplewood, NJ  07040-1713
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Sponsor: Maplewood Garden Club
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Join Seed Artists and our resident musical guru, Peter Bodge, in a monthly series of old-school listening sessions exploring the many facets of jazz. It’s simple: We’ll listen to some great...

Cost: 0

Where:
Montclair Public Library Auditorium
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
View map »


Sponsor: Montclair Public Library
Telephone: 973-744-0500
Contact Name: Molly Hone
Website »

More information

Speakeasy Art Gallery is pleased to present "ezerd - robots! robots! robots!". The exhibit will feature hundreds of original robot paintings each with their own unique personality. These...

Cost: free

Where:
Speakeasy Art Gallery
816 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
View map »


Sponsor: Speakeasy Art Gallery
Telephone: 973-557-8268
Contact Name: Paul Jach
Website »

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Join Seed Artists and our resident musical guru, Peter Bodge, in a monthly series of old-school listening sessions exploring the many facets of jazz. It’s simple: We’ll listen to some great...

Cost: 0

Where:
Montclair Public Library Auditorium
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
View map »


Sponsor: Montclair Public Library
Telephone: 973-744-0500
Contact Name: Molly Hone
Website »

More information

Speakeasy Art Gallery is pleased to present "ezerd - robots! robots! robots!". The exhibit will feature hundreds of original robot paintings each with their own unique personality. These...

Cost: free

Where:
Speakeasy Art Gallery
816 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Speakeasy Art Gallery
Telephone: 973-557-8268
Contact Name: Paul Jach
Website »

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The group was started by Ronald Murphy and Harold Bell in the early 1990s. Titles, selected by members and the group’s facilitator, focus primarily on African American subjects or by African...

Cost: 0

Where:
Montclair Public Library
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Join Seed Artists and our resident musical guru, Peter Bodge, in a monthly series of old-school listening sessions exploring the many facets of jazz. It’s simple: We’ll listen to some great...

Cost: 0

Where:
Montclair Public Library Auditorium
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
View map »


Sponsor: Montclair Public Library
Telephone: 973-744-0500
Contact Name: Molly Hone
Website »

More information

Speakeasy Art Gallery is pleased to present "ezerd - robots! robots! robots!". The exhibit will feature hundreds of original robot paintings each with their own unique personality. These...

Cost: free

Where:
Speakeasy Art Gallery
816 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
View map »


Sponsor: Speakeasy Art Gallery
Telephone: 973-557-8268
Contact Name: Paul Jach
Website »

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Student guitarists from the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University will perform award-winning, ensemble pieces by contemporary composers from around the...

Cost: 0

Where:
Montclair Public Library
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Speaking before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington in 1963, Rabbi Joachim Prinz declares “America must not become a nation of onlookers....

Cost: $15

Where:
South Orange Middle School
70 N. Ridgewood Rd.
South Orange, NJ  07079
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Sponsor: The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School
Telephone: 973-378-7620
Contact Name: Liz Herring
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Come out to the area's largest holiday concert for free! Featuring a 60-member gospel choir, guest solo artists, and professional band. Broadway quality performances without the price tag! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Christ Church
140 Green Pond Rd
Rockaway, NJ  07866
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Sponsor: Christ Church
Telephone: 973-783-1010
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Speakeasy Art Gallery is pleased to present "ezerd - robots! robots! robots!". The exhibit will feature hundreds of original robot paintings each with their own unique personality. These...

Cost: free

Where:
Speakeasy Art Gallery
816 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
View map »


Sponsor: Speakeasy Art Gallery
Telephone: 973-557-8268
Contact Name: Paul Jach
Website »

More information

Join Seed Artists and our resident musical guru, Peter Bodge, in a monthly series of old-school listening sessions exploring the many facets of jazz. It’s simple: We’ll listen to some great...

Cost: 0

Where:
Montclair Public Library Auditorium
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
View map »


Sponsor: Montclair Public Library
Telephone: 973-744-0500
Contact Name: Molly Hone
Website »

More information

Come out to the area's largest holiday concert for free! Featuring a 60-member gospel choir, guest solo artists, and professional band. Broadway quality performances without the price tag! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Christ Church
140 Green Pond Rd
Rockaway, NJ  07866
View map »


Sponsor: Christ Church
Telephone: 973-783-1010
Website »

More information

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Join Seed Artists and our resident musical guru, Peter Bodge, in a monthly series of old-school listening sessions exploring the many facets of jazz. It’s simple: We’ll listen to some great...

Cost: 0

Where:
Montclair Public Library Auditorium
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
View map »


Sponsor: Montclair Public Library
Telephone: 973-744-0500
Contact Name: Molly Hone
Website »

More information

Speakeasy Art Gallery is pleased to present "ezerd - robots! robots! robots!". The exhibit will feature hundreds of original robot paintings each with their own unique personality. These...

Cost: free

Where:
Speakeasy Art Gallery
816 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
View map »


Sponsor: Speakeasy Art Gallery
Telephone: 973-557-8268
Contact Name: Paul Jach
Website »

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Coming from Oklahoma to the bright lights of Broadway, this gifted singer has won critical acclaim for her roles in The Light in the Piazza, The Pajama Game and South Pacific. In 2015, she took...

Cost: $55-$75

Where:
Enlow Recital Hall
215 North Avenue
Hillside, NJ  07205
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Sponsor: Kean Stage
Telephone: 908-737-4081
Contact Name: Steve Cochran
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