HNMC "Taking a Vacation from Stress"
Please visit Holy Name Medical center's website for upcoming HNMC... more
The Fight for a Living Wage
Puffin is proud to present a special event:  The New New... more
Puffin Cultural Forum Gallery is Open
The gallery is open to the public from Tuesdays to... more
MCNY presents: Posters + Politics: The Art of Activism in New York
Museum of the City on New York, Wednesday, July 8... more
HNMC "Taking a Vacation from Stress"
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Please visit Holy Name Medical center's website for upcoming HNMC events.


Program Details


Taking a Vacation from Stress


Wednesday, September 30, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


It is important that we find ways to escape from life's everyday stresses. Although a certain amount of stress is necessary and even good for us, unrelieved stress in excess can have detrimental effects on almost all body systems. Learn simple things you can do to refresh your mind and find relaxation.


Puffin Cultural Forum


Linda Lohsen, BSN, RN, Director, Center for Healthy Living, Holy Name Medical


Free. Call 201-833-3336 to register.

Driving Directions: 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, NJ 07666
The Fight for a Living Wage
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Puffin is proud to present a special event:  The New New York Activists: Living City, Living Wage
Thursday, October 1 at 6:30 pm at the Museum of the City of New York.

New York's economic dynamism has long been a hallmark of the city; for centuries, jobs, and opportunity have attracted people to New York from across the nation and around the globe.  Yet today, many New Yorkers find themselves unemployed or working in unsafe conditions for unsustainably low wages.  At a moment of impassioned debate about the right to a "living wage," join us to hear from a diverse range of activists, scholars, journalists, and entrepreneurs who use organized labor, equitable business models, and the media to fight for a more livable and prosperous city -- for all New Yorkers. Reception to follow.

Kendall Fells is the organizing director of the Fight for $15 campaign, which is funded by the Services Employees International Union (SEIU).

Diana Furchtgott-Roth is Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and was chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor between 2003 and 2005.

Sarah Maslin Nir is a staff reporter for The New York Times who published an influential two-part investigative series about workplace conditions in New York City nail salons in April, 2015.

Jessamyn Rodriguez is the Founder and CEO of Hot Bread Kitchen, a social enterprise bakery supporting low-income, immigrant, and minority entrepreneurs through on-the-job training and business development.

Dorian Warren is political analyst and MSNBC host.

Georgia Levenson Keohane (moderator) is Senior Fellow at New America and Director of the Program on Profits and Purpose.


This event is part of the Museum's Activist New York program series, made possible by the Puffin Foundation, co-presented with New America NYC, and co-sponsored by the Murphy Institute for Worker Education & Labor Studies at CUNY.

Puffin Cultural Forum Gallery is Open
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The gallery is open to the public from Tuesdays to Thursdays from 12pm to 4pm. Appointments can be requested by calling 201-836-3499 or emailing

Currently on view is exhibition "Thinking in Spanish." In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, The Puffin Cultural Forum presents works of Josephine Barreiro, Rodriguez Calero, Gabriel Pacheco, and Freddy Rodriguez. Each artist’s unique and personal artistic expression communicates elements of heritage, history, and cultural identity.

The Exhibition will be on view from September 18th to October 31.          

MCNY presents: Posters + Politics: The Art of Activism in New York
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Museum of the City on New York, Wednesday, July 8 at 6:30 pm

Posters + Politics: The Art of Activism in New York

Political activists in New York, and in cities the world over, have a long tradition of using boldly-designed posters to draw attention to the most pressing political and cultural issues of the day. Despite their uniquely urban form and currency, the stories of New York’s political posters have seldom been told. Join a panel of leading artists for a discussion of three decades of political posters that address life in the city, from inequality in the art world and AIDS to housing and economic justice. This program is presented jointly in conjunction with the exhibitions Activist New York and Everything Is Design: The Work of Paul Rand at the City Museum, and How Posters Work at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Guerrilla Girls, Anonymous Group of Feminist Artists Avram Finkelstein, Artist and Founding Member of the Silence = Death Project and Gran Fury Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Conceptual Artist, Writer, and Educator Seth Tobocman, Comic Book Artist, Co-Founder of World War 3 Illustrated Caitlin Condell, Assistant Curator, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Reception to follow!

Co-presented by Cooper Hewitt and co-sponsored by New-York Historical Society, AIGA/NY, VOCAL-NY, ART 21, The Laundromat Project, the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc., A.I.R. Gallery, The Illuminator, Justseeds, and The One Club. This event is presented as part of the Activist New York program series, made possible by The Puffin Foundation.

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Alexa Marques Named Executive Director of the Teaneck Creek Conservancy
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The Teaneck Creek Conservancy (TCC) has announced the appointment of Alexa Marques as Executive Director. In her new role, she will be responsible for developing and executing the organization’s vision, recruiting and managing volunteers, ensuring proper maintenance and physical oversight of the conservancy’s property and will oversee all aspects of the organization’s financial management.

Prior to joining the TCC, Ms. Marques was the Assistant Summer Camp Director and Environmental Educator at the Tenafly Nature Center, where she was responsible for developing curriculum for the center’s summer camps and educating groups of children, pre-k through 8th grade. Additionally, in her former role as Newark Youth Leadership Project Coordinator at the Greater Newark Conservancy, she was responsible for the day-to-day coordination of 50 high school interns, 10 college-aged interns and the profitable Youth Farm Stand.

“I am very excited to be joining the TCC team,” noted Ms. Marques. “I look forward to leading the Teaneck Creek Conservancy’s mission to offer a unique environmental, educational and artistic haven for Northern New Jersey.”

Ms. Marques earned her B.A. from Ramapo College, where she concentrated her studies on environmental science and public policy.

“We are elated to welcome Alexa to the TCC”, says President of the Board of Trustees Adam Strobel, “Her passion and exemplary work ethic will make her an excellent addition to our organization.”

About Teaneck Creek Conservancy
The Teaneck Creek Conservancy is a member-supported, non-profit organization dedicated to the reclamation and protection of Bergen County’s Teaneck Creek Park. Since 2001, the TCC has been working hard to transform once-neglected parkland into a place of natural beauty. In a unique collaboration between public and non-profit partners, and hundreds of hours of sweat equity, these 46 acres have been transformed into a small urban paradise complete with almost two miles of groomed trails, an Outdoor Classroom for learning, and even a Peace Labyrinth for quiet reflection. More information about the TCC can be found at

The Puffin Foundation is a proud supporter of the Teaneck Creek Conservancy. The Conservancy’s new office is located at the Puffin Foundation, 20 Puffin Way, and is open during normal office hours.

Upcoming summer events at the TCC include, Camp at Teaneck Creek, Batstock, Bergen County Audubon led Bird Walks and Weed Warriors. Additional information about these events can be found on their website and Facebook.

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