Local Jazz Performance

Trio da Paz
Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum

Candid shot of Trio da Paz during a live performance.

Brazilian jazz group Trio da Paz recently performed at the Bickford Theatre, a rare treat for fans since they only play live a few times per year. The trio has been performing together for more than 30 years and consists of guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Nilson Matta and drummer Duduka da Fonseca.

Charitable Donation

The Gloria Foundation
Morris Family Justice Center

Stephanie, Jason and Sam Intrabartolo, Karen Arakelian, Janet Ryan, Dennis Arakelian, Zack Kahn.

The Jersey Battered Women’s Service unveiled a donor plaque for the Morris Family Justice Center and honored The Gloria Foundation for its pledge of $100,000, which was raised during its annual “A Night on the Waterside” event. The Morris Family Justice Center in Morristown offers pro-bono services to victims of domestic violence.

Soups for All

The Original Soupman
Toni’s Kitchen

Ann Mernin and Stacy Cooper.

Toni’s Kitchen, a non-profit outreach program in Montclair, serves fresh and hot meals to locals in need, and delivers food to senior citizen centers and shelters. The organization recently received a donation of soup cartons from The Original Soupman, a company that produces organic and gluten-free soups. Since 2015, Toni’s Kitchen has gone from serving 52,000 people in need to over 100,000, and monetary and food donations have allowed the staff to extend its outreach.

Transplant Games 

The NJ Sharing Network
MetLife Stadium

Joseph S. Roth, Ihor S. Sawczuk, Vincent Prieto, Bill Ryan, Elisse E. Glennon, Elizabeth Stamler, Keath Gerald, Barry Ostrowsky, Jim Kirkos, Dr. Shamkant Mulgaonkar.

Local civic and elected leaders joined The NJ Sharing Network and The Transplant Games of America to announce that The Meadowlands will host the 2020 Transplant Games. This multi-sport festival for individuals who have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries is expected to attract 12,000 people and have a $10 million economic impact on The Meadowlands.

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