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Reservations Recommend for all events. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time and reservations are held until 15 minutes to show time.

Saturday, September 22, 8:00pm
Classical/Jazz: Vento Trio

The Vento Trio plays chamber music that grooves, from popular Brazilian songs, jazzy improvisational styles to the classics. The woodwind trio of Kevin Willois (flute), Sarah Bednarcik (clarinet), and Janet Grice (bassoon) will be joined by Phillip Gillette (percussion) in a lively conert of music from South American traditions. The chamber ensemble have performed at the Chamber Music America Conference, Hoff Barthelson School, Keeler Tavern Museum, International Double Reed Society Conferences, and festivals in France and Brazil.
$10 Suggested Donation

Sunday, September 23, 4:00pm
Classical Sundays: Kariné Poghosyan

International Pianist Kariné Poghosyan returns to Puffin with her most exciting program. Kariné recently finished her busy spring tour, which included a featured solo performance with the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra, debut at Vienna’s Musikverein, and her return to Carnegie Hall for a debut concert at Zanekl Hall. Program includes Rachmaninoff Moments Musicaux, Op. 16, Stravinsky Trois Mouvements de Petrouchka, Rachmaninoff Piano Sonata No. 2, B-flat Minor (1931), Rachmaninoff Lilacs, Op. 21, No. 5, Stravinsky “Firebird.”
$10 Suggested Donation

Friday, September 28, 8:00pm
World: Luca Ciarla Quartet, Etnopolis

One of the most original Italian ensembles in recent years, the globetrotting Luca Ciarla Quartet has performed in more than fifty countries around the world. With Nino De Luca (accordion), Maurizio Perrone (double bass), Francesco Savoretti (percussion), and Luca Ciarla Ciarla (violin) has drawn on the familiar sounds of the Italian folk tradition and the Mediterranean area. “Open your mind to a musical journey and get on board on Luca Ciarla’s express train to the discovery of a wonderful world of interesting sounds and new melodies.” -Volksblad (South Africa).
$10 Suggested Donation

Saturday, September 29, 8:00pm
Exhibition Opening: UnAmerica

Immigration policy continues to become a hot button issue as we face the upcoming 2018 midterm elections. The national discourse is drowned out by controversy, xenophobic scapegoating, misinformation, inflammatory claims, and nativist fear-mongering in place of constructive dialogue regarding much needed immigration reform. The Puffin Cultural Forum seeks to highlight and explore issues surrounding immigration through an exhibition entitled, UnAmerica, scheduled to run from September 16 to November 4. Exhibition Opening features participating artists and musical performance.
Free

Sunday, September 30, 4:00-6:00pm
Community: Peace Pole Installation and Outdoor Open M
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A brand new Peace Pole will be reinstated on the grounds of The Puffin Foundation in a ceremony celebrating community, harmony, and progress. Following the Installation Ceremony, there will be an Open Mic available on the Pete Seeger Outdoor Stage open to all genres of performing arts. Please email Andrew Lee, alee@puffinfoundation.org, if you would like to sign up to perform! Chairs and refreshment will be provided.
Free

Gallery Exhibit Gallery hours: Tuesdays- Thursdays, 12 to 4 p.m.
UnAmerica
September 16- November 4

The national debate surrounding the important issue of immigration policy is reaching a fever pitch. UnAmerica takes an unflinching look at the nature of dialogue or lack thereof surrounding much needed immigration reform. As the 2018 midterm elections take shape artists lend their creative voices to bring out perspectives, questions, and ideas to the Puffin Gallery.

Reservations & Directions For reservations, email tix@puffinfoundation.org. or call 201-836-3499; Reservations must be made by 5pm on Thursday before the event date, & are held until 15 min. before show; Reservations suggested for all events. Pay suggested donation (cash or check only) at door. Puffin Way is next to Enrite Gas off Teaneck Rd. just north of DeGraw; theater is wheelchair accessible. Gallery Hours Tuesday -Thursday 12-4pm or by appointment.

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Through Others' Eyes Press Release
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Arts/Features Editor

July 27, 2018

 

CONTACT

Andrew Lee, Director

Tel: 201-500-7259

Email: alee@puffinfoundation.org

 

Arab and Jewish High School Students Capture Cultural Unity Through Photography Exhibition

 

Teaneck, NJ, Sunday, August 5th – The Puffin Cultural presents Through Others Eyes, a photography exhibition featuring works by Arab and Jewish Israeli teenagers. The exhibition is the final event of a larger program organized by Givat Haviva, a non-profit organization dedicated to integrating society in Israel. Arab and Jewish children rarely come into contact as they are separated by their communities and education systems. Givat Haviva brings together the two groups of students between the ages of 16 and 18 to meet over the course of 25 sessions to engage in dialogue and to study photography. The exhibition will be on view until August 5. The Arab and Jewish youth photographers will be present to share their experiences at the Puffin Cultural Forum event on August 5. Free; Reservations recommended - tix@puffinfoundation.org. Sunday, August 5th, 4:00pm - 6:00pm. The Puffin Cultural Forum is on 20 Puffin Way (off Teaneck Rd.) in Teaneck. Call 201-836-3499 or visit www.PuffinCulturalForum.org .

 

GIVAT HAVIVA, founded in 1949, is a nonprofit organization formed with the goal of creating a shared society in Israel. It is built upon the ideas of equality and cooperation. A recipient of the UNESCO prize for peace education, Givat Haviva creates programs that unite the Arab and Jewish communities of Israel. In addition to the Through Others’ Eyes project, Givat Haviva also hosts Children Teaching Children, a program in which Arab and Jewish children are paired with one another and engage in a year long program involving joint classes and experimental learning at the other’s schools. For over 50 years Givat Haviva has been using these programs to foster a coexistence between Arabs and Jews located in Israel.

 

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The Puffin Cultural Forum is a project of the Puffin Foundation, Ltd. which, through the arts, encourages dialog about issues important to the community.  The Puffin Foundation, Ltd. underwrites this and all other Puffin Cultural Forum events and programs in order to make it possible for everyone to attend.

 

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PR: Community Leaders and Student Activists Discuss Gun Violence in Teaneck
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Features Editor
April 24, 2018

CONTACT
Andrew Lee, Director of Puffin Cultural Forum
Tel.: 201-836-3499
E-mail: alee@puffinfoundation.org

Community Leaders and Student Activists Discuss Gun Violence in Teaneck

Teaneck, NJ, April 24, 2018 – The Puffin Foundation hosts a public panel discussion to examine the issue of gun control reform and gun violence prevention on Wednesday, May 2, 7:30pm. Activists and community leaders will present practical steps that concerned citizens can take to inform themselves, and be active in making a difference. The event was initiated by Gladys Miller-Rosenstein, Executive Director of The Puffin Foundation, with the purpose of providing a local response to the activism of the Parkland students’ #NeverAgain Movement.

Featured speakers participating in the panel are: Dennis Hirschfelder, President of Bergen County Brady Campaign and Al Michel, Bergen County Brady Campaign’s Coordinator for Concealed Carry Reciprocity Resolutions; Laurence Fine, student at Ridgewood High School representing Students Demand Action Bergen County; Shane Mitchell, Legislative Director for Senator Loretta Weinberg; Laris Mendez Downes and Lisa Cullen O’Donoghue from Moms Demand Action; Barbara Ostroth and Minna Greenberg from the Bergen County League of Women Voters; and Jane Theisen representing Sandy Hook Promise.

The event is open to the public and free-of-charge, Wednesday, May 2, 7:30pm. Reservations recommended: email tix@puffinfoundation.org, or call 201-836-3499. The Puffin Cultural Forum is at 20 Puffin Way (off Teaneck Rd.) in Teaneck. www.PuffinCulturalForum.org.

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