MCNY presents: Posters + Politics: The Art of Activism in New York
Museum of the City on New York, Wednesday, July 8... more
Puffin Cultural Forum Gallery Temporarily Closed
Unfortunately, the gallery is temporarily closed. We hope to resume... more
Alexa Marques Named Executive Director of the Teaneck Creek Conservancy
The Teaneck Creek Conservancy (TCC) has announced the appointment of... more
The Camp at Teaneck Creek – August 2015
Puffin Foundation, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck N.J. 07666 Karen Yucht,... more
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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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Puffin Cultural Forum Gallery Temporarily Closed
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Unfortunately, the gallery is temporarily closed. We hope to resume regular gallery hours next week. Please check back here, our Facebook age, or call if you plan on visiting the gallery in the new couple weeks.

Thank you!

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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 www.teaneckcreek.org.

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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The Camp at Teaneck Creek – August 2015
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Puffin Foundation, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck N.J. 07666
Karen Yucht, Camp Coordinator (201) 836-0142
PRESS RELEASE

The Camp at Teaneck Creek, offered by the Teaneck Creek Conservancy in collaboration with the Teaneck Community Education Center, and funded by the Puffin Foundation, will provide a wonderfully creative end-of-summer experience for Teaneck children entering grades 2-6. Camp will be held in “the Great Outdoors” on the grounds of the Teaneck Creek Conservancy and in the Puffin, at 20 Puffin Way, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., August 10-14 for 2nd and 3rd graders, August 17-21 and 24-28 for 4th, 5th and 6th graders. (Note: Campers entering grades 4-6 may register for one or two weeks as each session with introduce new activities and adventures.

Exciting programs, run by experienced teachers, will stimulate the imagination, develop new skills, encourage collaboration, provide intellectual stimulation - and hours of fun! Thanks to a generous grant from the Puffin Foundation, the cost per child will be just $135 per week and will come with an added bonus: an included special rate membership to the Conservancy. Since there are spots for only 15 children in each session, early registration is recommended.

During the first week, campers entering grades 2-3 will enjoy two wonderful Hobby Quest programs. Kids and Cameras - New Techniques in Photography will provide children with professional quality digital cameras to point, click, and capture scenery and people through a lens. There will be an exhibition of camper’s photographs at the end of the session, an online “gallery” of their work, and an album of their pictures to take home. In Making Magic, a real magician will provide the tools and secrets that ensure mastery of tricks that will wow audiences. Magic tricks created by campers are theirs to keep at the end of the session.

During weeks two and three, campers entering grades 4-6 will participate in Fairy Tale Trials - Out of the Woods and Into the Courtroom, an award-winning program that introduces concepts of ethics, justice, and fairness by giving fairy tale trials a day in court. Children participate as lawyers, witnesses, defendants, and storytellers as they explore moral dilemmas at the core of each tale, and learn about our legal system while doing it. Finally, they will present a case to the jurors and a verdict will be rendered. Nature and Discovery, the second program offered during weeks two and three, will involve children in an exploration of the Teaneck Creek. They will get wet in the stream, dig in the dirt, and look under rocks to discover and learn about the importance of this natural area - what lives here, how humans impact the area, and more. Campers will have fun creating art and writing short haiku poems inspired by their finds in this diverse nature park.

Applications are available at the Teaneck Community Education Center, One Merrison Street; The Puffin Foundation, 20 Puffin Way; and at the Teaneck Public Library. If you have questions or would like an application mailed to your home, please contact the Center (201) 833-5514 or Karen Yucht, Program Coordinator (201) 836-0142.

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Garage Theater Group "Lost in History"
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May 1-3

SEE LOST IN HISTORY

WHERE: The Becton Theatre, 960 River Road on the FDU campus in Teaneck, NJ


WHEN: Now through Sunday, May 3
FRIDAY, MAY 1 AT 8:00PM
TIFF Night! Subscribers and supporters of the Teaneck International Film Festival pay half price
SATURDAY, MAY 2 AT 8:00PM
SUNDAY, MAY 3 AT 3:00PM Final Performance!
Students with ID pay $15 all shows 15 minutes before curtain time


HOW: Tickets are available


BY CAR: Route 4 to River Road. Parking is free in the FDU lot off Route 4.


BY BUS: New Jersey Transit has several buses that stop at FDU from both the George Washington Bridge and Port Authority.

READ ABOUT IT IN THE RECORD: In his plays Adam Siegel can always hear time's winged chariot hurrying near. (To read more, click here)

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