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Please Join Us for the Puffin Peace Pole Ceremony
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A world without war is a universal desire by untold millions of people. We have sought to have our voices for peace heard. We have erected a “Peace Pole” on our property. This pole will be shared by many young and old, who will take part in the varied cultural activities at our Forum.

The Peace Pole states in eight languages, “Let Peace prevail on Earth.” There are presently 264 peace sites, throughout New Jersey. We are proud to be one of the new sites in our state.

Please join us, on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 10:30am, at the Puffin Foundation offices located at 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, NJ to participate with us in our induction into the Peace Pole family. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 am with keynote speaker State Senator Loretta Weinberg and performances by local artists and school children of Teaneck. Anyone who wishes to make a statement about world peace, is welcome to address the audience.

Please confirm your attendance by calling Gladys Rosenstein at 201-836-8923.

Perry Rosenstein, President & Gladys Miller-Rosenstein, Executive Director

CANCELLED: Zig Zag Quartet
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Due to the snow tonight's concert is cancelled.

CANCELLED: 10/30 Classical Sunday
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Dear Classical Sunday Patrons,

Unfortunately Ching-Yun Hu has to cancel her Sunday October 30th performance.
Her performance is rescheduled for Sunday, March 4th at 4pm.

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that you will be able to attend her concert next year.

Thank you,
The Puffin Cultural Forum Staff

Puffin Poetry Jam For Peace
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The 5th Puffin Poetry Jam for Peace

Join the Veteran Poets of Post Traumatic Press and Friends For an Evening of Poetry, Prose and Song Against the Wars and the 1%

Friday, October 21, 2011, 7:00 pm
Puffin Cultural Forum
20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, NJ, (201)836-3499
Suggested Donation - $5

Among Those Appearing:
JAN BARRY - Poet, Journalist, Co-Founder Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Featured in HBO Documentary "Mann vs. Ford"
ELI WRIGHT - Poet, Artist, Combat Paper Project, Iraq Veterans Against the War
TAMRA HAYDEN - Actress, Singer, Songwriter
DAN WILCOX - Poet, Photographer, Veterans For Peace
SAM NYGARD - Poet, Painter, Spoken Word Artist
JOE and ROXANNE SHARONE - Singers, Songwriters
DAYL WISE – Vietnam Veteran, Poet, Publisher
ALISON KOFFLER, Poet, Educator
JOSEPH GIANNINI – Non-fiction writer, Vietnam Veteran
WENDY AND JOHN FISHER – Reading works by their father, Harry Fisher, Abraham Lincoln Brigade and World War II Veteran
FRANK WAGNER – Vietnam Veteran, Photographer, Artist, Poet MC'd by
WALT NYGARD - Poet, Writer, VP, Chapter 21, Veterans For Peace

Teaneck International Film Festival Opening NIght
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TIFF Opening Night Award-Winning Film, Red Carpet, Celebrity Guests

The Sixth Annual Teaneck International Film Festival will open Friday, November 11, 8:00 p.m., at Teaneck High School, with the New Jersey premiere of Life, Love, Soul, which was recently named winner of the Audience Award at the 15th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival, the largest internationally competitive festival dedicated to the exhibition of independent cinema by and about people of color.

The film was directed by Noel Calloway and stars Jamie Hector and Chad L. Coleman of HBO's The Wire, WBLS-FM radio personality Egypt, Terri J. Vaughn of The Steve Harvey Show, Tami Roman from VH-1’s Basketball Wives, Tamara Fay of 30 Rock, Valerie Simpson of Ashford & Simpson, and newcomer Robbie Tate-Brickle in the lead role. A post-film discussion and Q & A will include the director and many of the actors.

Sponsors of the Opening Night festivities are Bergen County Chapter of the Links, Inc., National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Bergen/Passaic Chapter, and Teaneck/Englewood Vicinity Club of the NANBPWC, Inc. Members of these groups will join other TIFF folks and visiting celebrities on the Red Carpet with Sandi Klein (WINS Radio) and Jay Dow (CBS News) in the high school lobby at 7:30 p.m. when the talk will be about the TIFF theme – Activism: Making Change – and the scene - the opening movie and what is in store for the rest of the weekend.

TIFF executive director Jeremy Lentz expressed enthusiasm about the film and the sponsoring organizations. “We are thrilled to have the support of these three incredible women’s groups”, said Lentz. “They found a sensitive and touching film which will resonate with all, and they have mobilized to make this evening an amazing festival kick-off.”

Advance purchase is recommended for Opening Night, which could be a sell-out. Tickets are $10, and are available from members of the three groups at or at the film festival’s main website, ( By mid-October, all tickets will be sold at three local stores: Simply the Best Clothing, Brier Rose Books, and Teaneck General Store. Weekend passes, which include Opening Night, are $30, and individual tickets for all other films are $5 in advance (with an extra charge if purchased online) and $7 at the door. Questions may be sent to Please note: On opening night, there is a parking lot and on the street at Teaneck High School, 100 Elizabeth Avenue, and handicapped parking in the courtyard.

Those who have made a donation of at least $25 to TIFF will receive an invitation for two to the pre-festival party to be held Thursday, November 10, 7:30 p.m., at Holy Name Medical Center’s Marian Hall. The evening will include music, refreshments, and a sneak preview and discussion with the filmmakers of the documentary, Oscar’s Comeback, about iconic Black filmmaker Oscar Micheaux and the homage paid to him by an all White mid-western town.

2012 ALBA-Puffin International Award for Human Rights Activism
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ALBA is now accepting nominations for the

2012 ALBA-Puffin International Award for Human Rights Activism


About the Award:

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives and the Puffin Foundation invite nominations for the ALBA-Puffin International Award for Human Rights Activism.  The Award is granted on an annual basis to individuals or organizations whose work has had an exceptionally positive impact on the advancement and/or defense of human rights.

The Activism Award was established in 2011 to honor the International Brigades and all those who fought against fascism during the Spanish Civil War by connecting that legacy with international activist causes today, in particular the defense of human rights.

The Award will be presented at an official ceremony in New York in the spring of 2012.  A $100,000 cash award will be given to the laureate individual or organization to support his/her ongoing work on the area of Human Rights Activism.


How to Apply:

Interested candidates may send an email quoting in the subject line:  “ALBA-Puffin Award for HR Activism, 2012” to by 30 September 2011.  The application should include the following information:

1.      Name of the individual(s) or organization to be nominated;

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