Events

Exhibition: Jazz Town, Teaneck

March 15, 2024 7:00 pm

The Puffin Cultural Forum presents an exhibition of photographs of the jazz greats who called Teaneck home. Come experience Teaneck’s jazz history and see the unearthed photographs of local legends such as Nat Adderley, Milt Jackson, Donald Byrd, Thad Jones, Pat Boone, Ben E. King, Roland Hanna, and many more. Read More

The David Drumgold Variety Show – Pride Edition

June 22, 2024 7:00 pm

Actor, Broadway/TV/Film producer, and creative entrepreneur David Drumgold brings a special Pride Month edition of his self-titled variety show to the Puffin! Hearkening back to the variety shows of the 60s & 70s – like The Carol Burnett Show, The Flip Wilson Show, and The Cher Show – The David Read More

S.P.E.A.K.! June: Workshop & Open Mic

June 29, 2024 7:00 pm

Our continuing monthly poetry series, S.P.E.A.K.! (Sharing Poetic Expressions, Art, & Knowledge) has become a sleeper hit series for the Puffin Cultural Forum, bringing together seasoned poets, novices, and eager listeners alike! It is MC’ed and curated by poet, teacher, author, and musician Toney Jackson, who guides the group in an Read More

Stories and Music from “Chopping Wood” with David Bernz, on Pete Seeger

July 14, 2024 4:00 pm

Come listen to author, musician, and two-time Grammy-winning producer David Bernz present stories and music from his new book, Chopping Wood: Thoughts & Stories Of A Legendary American Folksinger based on his years of conversations with his close friend and collaborator, Pete Seeger. The book takes readers on a uniquely Read More

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Puffin’s YouTube Archive

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View Puffin’s Virtual Gallery Archive

Visit our Gallery Archive features select images from our exhibitions in the last few years. View now! (image by Rachel Banai) Share this Read More

Harmonica Player Abe Barzelay

June 8, 2024 7:00 pm

A harmonica player with a storied career, Abe Barzelay is an official representative of the Hohner harmonica company and a recent recipient of the First Place Maestro Award in the European Association for Classical Harmonica World Competition. Barzelay performs a fun and unique program composed of a mix of classical Read More

Puffin Interview Series with Dr. Joe Chuman: Joe Conason (IN PERSON)

June 2, 2024 4:00 pm

Join us for a live, in-person interview with author Joe Conason at the Puffin Cultural Forum. In his upcoming book The Longest Con: How Grifters, Swindlers, and Frauds Hijacked American Conservatism, scheduled to be released on July 10th, Conason uses an unsparing and often comic narrative to explore the right’s Read More

S.P.E.A.K.! May: Poetry Open Mic Night

May 31, 2024 7:00 pm

Our continuing monthly poetry series, S.P.E.A.K.! (Sharing Poetic Expressions, Art, & Knowledge) has become a sleeper hit series for the Puffin Cultural Forum, bringing together seasoned poets, beginner poets, and eager listeners alike! It is MC’ed and curated by poet, teacher, author, and musician Toney Jackson, and features open mic Read More

Alex Harding & Lucian Ban’s TUBA PROJECT ft. The Legendary Bob Stewart

May 25, 2024 4:00 pm

On tour to promote their newest record, Blutopia on Sunnyside Records, Detroit baritone saxophonist Alex Harding and Transylvanian expat pianist Lucian Ban bring their incredible quintet, the Tuba Project, to the Puffin Cultural Forum. This stellar ensemble of skilled musicians showcases the finely-tuned rapport they’ve developed over decades of collaboration. Read More

Kahlil Bell and The Gift

May 10, 2024 7:00 pm

Kahlil Kwame Bell is a master percussionist who plays over 1,000 percussion instruments, including an innovative percussion instrument called the slappaphone. Performing with his talented band, the program features Bell’s repertoire of compositions that layer sounds and instruments blended through rhythms, reflecting the composer’s view on the unity of cultures Read More

Indie Lens Pop-Up: The Tuba Thieves

May 1, 2024 7:30 pm

Join us for our 2024 series of films presented through the continued partnership between TIFF, Puffin Cultural Forum, PBS, and Indie Lens Pop-Up, a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Film screenings are ONLINE AND FREE, but registration is required. The Tuba Thieves | Read More

S.P.E.A.K.! April: Open Mic Night

April 26, 2024 7:00 pm

Our newly launched monthly poetry series, S.P.E.A.K.! (Sharing Poetic Expressions, Art, & Knowledge) is MC’ed and curated by poet, teacher, author, and musician Toney Jackson. It features open mic nights, poetry slams, and other special performances. For April, we will be hosting another Open Mic night! Interested poets can sign Read More

Ron Jackson Quartet

April 27, 2024 7:00 pm

The Ron Jackson Quartet returns to the Puffin stage to perform jazz standards and original compositions, including three new songs to be released on a new EP. Jackson is one of a handful of master jazz guitarists known for playing the seven-string jazz guitar. Performing with Ron Jackson on stage are Eric Person (saxophone), Radam Schwartz (organ), and Steve Read More

Family Stories: A Panel Discussion about Jazz Town, Teaneck

April 27, 2024 4:00 pm

Come meet local jazz legend Jon Faddis himself, plus other family members of the Jazz Town, Teaneck featured musicians, as they share stories about growing up in Teaneck among celebrated jazz greats. Joining the panel discussion is Trumpet player, conductor, composer Jon Faddis, one of the musicians featured in the Read More

Andrea Turini: Goldberg Variations

April 12, 2024 7:00 pm

Celebrated Italian pianist Andrea Turini performs J.S. Bach’s monumental Goldberg Variations at the Puffin as part of his American tour. Considered one of the greatest masterpieces of western culture, the Goldberg Variations have been an endless source of inspiration for composers, performers, and audiences since its creation. Andrea Turini has Read More

Puffin Interview Series With Dr. Joe Chuman: David Roediger (ONLINE Premiere!)

April 7, 2024 4:00 pm

Link to the video HERE: https://youtu.be/8blPBOb15-M The Puffin Cultural Forum continues its author interview series with Dr. Joe Chuman. The next interview, featuring Dr. David Roediger and his book “The Sinking Middle Class: A Political History of Debt, Misery, and the Drift to the Right”, premieres ONLINE on Sunday, April Read More

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Matter of Mind: My Parkinson’s

March 27, 2024 7:30 pm

Join us for our 2024 series of films presented through the continued partnership between TIFF, Puffin Cultural Forum, PBS, and Indie Lens Pop-Up, a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Film screenings are ONLINE AND FREE, but registration is required. Matter of Mind: My Read More

S.P.E.A.K.! March: Open Mic Night

March 29, 2024 7:00 pm

The Puffin Cultural Forum presents S.P.E.A.K.! (Sharing Poetic Expressions, Art, & Knowledge), a brand new series of monthly poetry events MC’ed and curated by poet, teacher, author, and musician Toney Jackson, featuring open mic’s, poetry slams, and special performances. We are elated to kick off this series with an Open Read More

Isle of Klezbos Quartet

March 23, 2024 7:00 pm

The all-women’s klezmer ensemble has toured from Vienna to Vancouver since 1998. This soulful, fun-loving, powerhouse returns to the Puffin for an evening of neo-traditional folk dance, mystical melodies, Yiddish swing & retro tango, late Soviet-era Jewish drinking songs, re-grooved standards, and genre-defying originals. Their most recent album, Yiddish Silver Read More

Puffin Interview Series with Dr. Joe Chuman: Leonard Grob and John J. Roth

March 17, 2024 4:00 pm

Puffin Interview Series with Dr. Joe Chuman: Warnings: The Holocaust, Ukraine, and Endangered American Democracy by Leonard Grob and John J. Roth Join us for an in-person, live-recorded interview of Dr. Leonard Grob and Dr. John J. Roth at the Puffin Cultural Forum. “Lenny” Grob and John J. Roth are Read More

“Waging Art” Exhibit extended to 3/13!

January 14, 2024 4:00 pm

UPDATE: This exhibition has been extended. It will now be on view until Wednesday, March 13th. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 11:00am – 4:00pm. To visit outside of regular hours, please email  or call 201-836-3499 PREVIOUS INFORMATION: Enjoy the art and poetry of Jan Barry and many other military veterans Read More

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Breaking the News

February 28, 2024 7:30 pm

Join us for our 2024 series of films presented through the continued partnership between TIFF, Puffin Cultural Forum, PBS, and Indie Lens Pop-Up, a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Film screenings are online and FREE, but registration is required. Breaking the News | Wed, Read More

How to Build a Fire: A Storytelling Event

February 29, 2024 7:00 pm

The Puffin Cultural Forum presents the final performance of How to Build a Fire (HTBAF), a community story-telling series from Brooklyn, NY funded by the Puffin Foundation. HTBAF’s “best-of” finale for its 9th season of story-telling will be performed at the Puffin Cultural Forum. HTBAF was founded by Terence Degnan Read More

Bradford Hayes Quartet

February 24, 2024 8:00 pm

Saxophonist Bradford Hayes is a prominent figure in the jazz world with a long and storied career, having showcased his talent in numerous clubs and concert halls across the United States and Europe, including iconic venues such as Birdland, Tavern on the Green, the China Club, and the Beacon Theater. Read More

RESCHEDULED: “The Year of No Garbage” with author Eve O. Schaub

January 23, 2024 6:30 pm

UPDATE 1/15: This event has been rescheduled to Tuesday, January 23rd at 6:30pm due to the inclement weather. Stay safe! —————————— Looking for some inspiration on how you can make some earth-friendly changes in 2024? Wondering what you can really do about plastic? Join us on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 Read More

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Razing Liberty Square

January 24, 2024 7:30 pm

Join us for our 2024 series of documentary film screenings presented this winter and spring through the continued partnership between TIFF, Puffin Cultural Forum, PBS, and Indie Lens Pop-Up, a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Film screenings are FREE but registration is required. Read More

“This is Not a War Story” Film Screening and Q&A

January 27, 2024 8:00 pm

A poignant drama directed by and starring Talia Lugacy follows a traumatized Marine as she tries to connect with a group of fellow veterans at home. The film tracks a ragtag group of combat veterans in New York whose anti-war art, poetry, and paper-making keep them together, despite the specter Read More

Teaneck International Film Festival: PCF Showings (Sat. Nov 11 & Sun. Nov 12)

November 11, 2023 12:00 pm

The full schedule of films being shown across all venues can be found online at TeaneckFilmFestival.org and HERE. Showings at the Puffin Cultural Forum: Saturday, November 11th: 12:00 pm Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project (102 min) 3:00 pm All the Beauty & The Bloodshed (122 min) Sunday, November Read More

Harlem Opera Theater: Celebrate the Holidays!

December 2, 2023 8:00 pm

Under Artistic Director and internationally acclaimed tenor, conductor, organist, and pianist Dr. Gregory Hopkins, the Harlem Opera Theater will be performing an uplifting holiday selection from their repertoire of opera, oratory concerts, recitals, Negro Spirituals, and varied forms of American music. Singers are selected with the mission of providing “performance opportunities for professional Read More

Mari Black: Fiddling Around the World

November 18, 2023 8:00 pm

World champion fiddler Mari Black and accordion player Cory Pesaturo will blow you off your feet with their dynamic, high-energy concert of joyous fiddle music from around the globe! The show features Mari’s fresh dance-driven music that transcends any musical style. It is an innovative blend of Celtic, American, and Canadian Read More

Tuvergen Band

January 13, 2024 8:00 pm

Experience modern nomadic music featuring the Mongolian and Tuvan horsehead fiddle, various folk lutes, and khoomii throat singing! Tuvergen Band (“galloping” in Mongolian) is a Chicago-based folk-fusion trio founded by Tamir Hargana (lead vocals, folk lutes, morin khuur), Naizal Hargana (morin khuur, vocals), and Brent Roman (percussion, didgeridoo, vocals) in Read More

Exhibition Opening: “We Are One”, Honoring Immigrant Garment Workers

September 8, 2023 7:00 pm

The Puffin Cultural Forum presents a photo exhibition which tells the story of the 1982 garment workers’ strike in Chinatown, when hundreds of worker volunteers signed up thousands of union members – most of them Chinese immigrant women – to protest with the Local 23-25 ILGWU in response to unfair Read More

Classical Sundays: Itay Goren’s All-Schubert Recital

October 29, 2023 4:00 pm

Pianist Itay Goren will be joined by members of the Madison String Quartet – violinist Evelyn Estava and cellist Gerall Hieser – for an all-Schubert program commemorating his death 195 years ago. Among other works, the concert will feature his famous Piano Trio No. 2, a grand work of intense Read More

Englewinds: Percolation!

November 5, 2023 4:00 pm

The award winning eco-music ensemble, Englewinds, celebrates their 25th season with a performance at the Puffin Cultural Forum where they first began back in 1998. Led by director Sarah Davol, the ensemble will perform a selection of music that reflects on the recent wetland reclamation of the Teaneck Creek Conservancy, and Read More

Freddie Hendrix Quartet

October 28, 2023 8:00 pm

Dynamic Jazz trumpeter Freddie Hendrix brings his formidable quartet to the Puffin Cultural Forum, featuring Davis Whitfield on piano, Mark Lewandowski on bass, and Chris Beck on drums. The Teaneck native has performed with the Count Basie Orchestra, the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, the Christian McBride Big Band, the Read More

“The Joe Hill Revival” by Brooklyn Tavern Theater

November 3, 2023 7:00 pm

A musical play by Dan Furman tells the story of Joe Hill, a songwriter and activist who was a part of the fascinating Industrial Workers of the World union in the early 1900s. Unjustly framed by police, he was executed by a firing squad in Utah in 1915. This musical Read More

Classical Sundays: Kariné Poghosyan, 120th Anniversary of Aram Khachaturian

September 10, 2023 4:00 pm

Concert pianist Kariné Poghosyan makes her return to the Puffin with an exciting new program featuring a selection of solo piano works and ballet transcriptions by Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978), accompanied by brief biographical insights into the renowned composer’s life and work, in honor of the 120th anniversary of Khatchaturian’s life. Read More

Ron Jackson Quartet

July 22, 2023 8:00 pm

Coming out of the pandemic lockdown, world-renowned seven string jazz guitarist, composer, and arranger Ron Jackson released his latest solo album, Standards and My Songs, which reached the Top 10 Jazzweek album release chart. The album spotlights Jackson’s clean-burning, clean-toned guitar voice and bookends his pre-pandemic 2019 outing, Standards and Read More

Fly More Than You Fall: Concert Presentation (2 Dates)

April 20, 2024 7:00 pm

The Puffin Cultural Forum presents a special performance of songs from the Broadway-bound musical, Fly More Than You Fall. The touching story invites audiences to join Malia, a courageous young girl who bravely faces her mother’s terminal illness. Harnessing the power of storytelling and imagination, Malia transforms her challenges into Read More

Hester Street Troupe (UPDATE)

April 14, 2024 4:30 pm

UPDATE: The 7:00PM show has been canceled. Hester Street Troupe will now only perform one show on Sunday 4/14 at 4:30PM. As a courtesy, anyone who reserved for the 7:00PM show will automatically have reservations for the 4:30PM show. No action is required if you are able to attend. However, Read More

Co-Sponsored Event: Climate Change Solutions with Bill McKibben

July 11, 2023 7:30 pm

Puffin is a proud co-sponsor of the NFRPP‘s event with 2010 Puffin Prize Winner Bill McKibben. Most understand the climate is changing before our eyes. Implementing solutions has been slowly occurring, but much more needs to be accomplished. Join Bill McKibben for an in-depth discussion on the opportunities, priorities, and Read More

Exhibition Opening: “This is Who I am, This is Who We Are” by TeaneckPride

June 20, 2023 6:00 pm

As part of TeaneckPride’s first ever organized celebration of Pride Month, the Puffin Cultural Forum is proud to present “This is Who I am, This is Who We Are”, an exhibition of photographs by award-winning photographer Danielle Richards. Organized by Rev. Dr. Michelle White and curated by Tim Blunk, the Read More

Shirley Chisholm: “Unbossed & Unbowed,” a One-Woman Show

June 10, 2023 8:00 pm

Unbossed and Unbowed is the largely unheard story of Shirley St. Hill Chisholm, a Brooklyn-born politician of immigrant parents, and the first African-American woman to win a seat in the U.S. Congress as well as to run for the Presidency of the United States. Bringing this story to life on Read More

Online Premier! Puffin Interview Series with Dr. Joe Chuman: Susan Neiman

June 11, 2023 4:00 pm

The Puffin Cultural Forum continues its monthly author interview series with Dr. Joe Chuman. Susan Neiman’s  “Left is Not Woke” argues that blurring the line between “left” and “woke” is a dangerous mistake. The intellectual roots and resources of wokeism conflict with ideas that have guided the left for more Read More

Online Premier! Puffin Interview Series with Dr. Joe Chuman: Jonathan Alter

May 30, 2023 8:00 pm

You can view the interview in the YouTube video player above or on our YouTube channel! Dr. Joe Chuman continues the Puffin Cultural Forum’s monthly author interview series with the interview of Jonathan Alter and his newest book, “His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, A Life”, the first full-life biography of Read More

Zach Lost: Live HipHop & Poetry

May 27, 2023 8:00 pm

Zach Lost a.k.a. Toney Jackson brings hiphop to Puffin including songs from his upcoming EP release: “Eat Your Idols”, as well as other songs spanning his career as a poet, performer, and educator. Zach Lost wrestles with the human proclivity to make idols of everything with humor, poignancy, and introspection. Come join us Read More

Jazz in the Park(ing Lot)

May 26, 2023 7:00 pm

The Puffin Cultural Forum celebrates the reopening of the Teaneck Creek Conservancy with a free Jazz concert in our park(ing lot)! Art Lillard’s Blue Heaven Swing Sextet performs favorites from the Great American Songbook as well as swinging original compositions. Led by drummer Art Lillard, the band features Cecila Coleman Read More

Refusing to Accept Violent Extremism with Patrick R. Riccards of Life After Hate

May 20, 2023 8:00 pm

A conversation with Patrick R. Riccards CEO of 2022 ALBA/Puffin Prize Winner Life After Hate. Reservations Recommend via email: via phone: 201-836-3499 About Life After Hate A central part of our mission is our innovative approach to interventions. Our multidisciplinary team model combines formers and mental health practitioners to Read More

Rachel Banai

Puffin Camera Club 20th Anniversary Show Celebrates the Reopening of TCC

May 7, 2023 4:00 pm

From Rachel Banai, curator and educator: “In 2001, Perry Rosenstein recruited an eclectic group of environmentalists, artists, and educators to rescue a small parcel of land in the southernmost portion of Teaneck. Once a staging ground for the construction of the intersection of Routes 80 & 95, the land had Read More

Sharon Katz & The Peace Train in Concert

May 6, 2023 8:00 pm

Sharon Katz and the Peace Train have been busy touring around the world and creating music and promoting human rights through their new project Transcending Barriers. In October, 2021, Sharon Katz and the Peace Train brought 100 youths to Tijuana and visitors from San Diego and 15 other US cities Read More

Urban Biodiversity: The Natural History of the NJ Meadowlands

May 5, 2023 7:00 pm

The Puffin Cultural Forum joins hands with the Hackensack Riverkeeper to celebrate the reopening of the Teaneck Creek Conservancy by presenting author Erik Kiviat and his book with Kristi MacDonald, “Urban Diversity: The Natural History of the NJ Meadowlands.” Erik presents findings published in his book and answer questions from Read More

Itay Goren: Fantasies & Fairytales

April 30, 2023 4:00 pm

Imagination and inspiration are at the heart of this solo piano program, presented by pianist Itay Goren, whose playing was described as “an evocative journey from sheer excitement to calm contemplation” by Classical New Jersey. This colorful and inspiring concert, features works written in the free form of a fantasy Read More

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Free Chol Soo Lee

April 19, 2023 7:30 pm

Sentenced to death for a lurid 1973 San Francisco murder, Korean immigrant Chol Soo Lee was set free after a pan-Asian solidarity movement of Korean, Japanese, and Chinese Americans helped to overturn his conviction. After 10 years of fighting for his life inside San Quentin, Lee found himself in a Read More

“To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar” Screening

June 23, 2023 7:30 pm

Teaneck International Film Festival, Puffin Cultural Forum, and the Teaneck Pride Committee to hold a Pride Month screening of the cult classic film “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar,” starring Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, and John Leguizamo. Be sure to stay for the talkback with Cappuccino Commotion actor Read More

Songs of Love & Social Consciousness Commemorating the Centennial of Martha Schlamme

March 25, 2023 8:00 pm

Helene Williams, Belle Linda Halpern, and Leonard Lehrman together with The Solidarity Singers of the New Jersey Industrial Union Council present songs commemorating the life and work of singer/actress Martha Schlamme (Sept. 25, 1923-Oct. 6, 1985). This is the third concert in a series of programs devoted to her centennial Read More

“Of an Age” Screening Under the Stars

June 30, 2023 9:00 pm

Teaneck International Film Festival, Puffin Cultural Forum, and the Teaneck Pride Committee to hold a special Pride Month outdoor screening a coming-of-age LGBTQ+ narrative feature OF AN AGE. OF AN AGE is impeccably written and beautifully performed and is a profoundly moving film about the beauty and the horror of Read More

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Storming Caesars Palace

March 15, 2023 7:30 pm

After losing her job as a hotel worker in Las Vegas, Ruby Duncan joined a welfare rights group of mothers who defied notions of the “welfare queen.” In a fight for guaranteed income, Ruby and other equality activists took on the Nevada mob in organizing a massive protest that shut Read More

Puffin Camera Club: Session III

March 4, 2023 9:00 am

We’re  thrilled to announce the return of the Puffin Camera Club! International photographer Rachel Banai leads an exploration of the art of nature photography in the Teaneck Creek Conservancy. This year all formats are welcome, but there is a special focus on cell phone photography! So, grab your smartphone and Read More

Hiroya playing his guitar looking at the sky. A dark haired japanese man

Hiroya Tsukamoto

March 11, 2023 8:00 pm

Hiroya Tsukamoto returns to Puffin as part of his 2023 tour! Hiroya Tsukamoto is an innovative guitarist and composer who fuses folk, jazz, and world music. Born and raised in Japan, in 2000 he received a scholarship to Berklee College of music and came to the U.S. Tsukamoto’s instrumental abilities Read More

Lucy Woodward, a blonde white woman and Henry Hey a salt and peper hair white man stand with a piano with serious expressions

The Guests

March 10, 2023 7:00 pm

Making their Puffin debut, longtime collaborators Lucy Woodward (vocals) and Henry Hey (piano, vocals) are The Guests. With a deep appreciation for the legacy of great songs and grooves, masterful songstress Lucy Woodward and dynamic collaborator and creative pianist Henry Hey draw from their own expansive professional experience as songwriters Read More

Co-Sponsored Speaker Series: Is Separation of Church & State Coming to an End?

The series, hosted by The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County and co-sponsored The Puffin Foundation, is part of the Thoughts and Action Series 2023, because thoughts and prayers are not enough. All events are at the Society’s meetinghouse, 687 Larch Ave., Teaneck, NJ, and on Zoom. Registration is not required for in-person attendance. Read More

On View Now: “The Art of Faith Ringgold”

The “Art of Faith Ringgold” is a selection of works by the world-renowned artist and activist Faith Ringgold on view at the Puffin Cultural Forum until April 28th, 2023. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with Gallery Bergen’s “Coming to Jones Road” made possible through grants from the National Endowment Read More

Puffin Interview Series with Dr. Joe Chuman: David A. Hollinger

March 5, 2023 4:00 pm

The Puffin Cultural Forum continues its monthly author interview series with Dr. Joe Chuman. David A. Hollinger’s “Christianity’s American Fate: How Religion Became More Conservative and Society More Secular” traces the rise of evangelicalism and the decline of mainline Protestantism in American religious and cultural life. How did American Christianity Read More

Exhibition Opening: The Art of Faith Ringgold

February 26, 2023 4:00 pm

The exhibition opening for the “Art of Faith Ringgold” will feature remarks by Neal Rosenstein, president of The Puffin Foundation, and Dorian Bergen, the president of American Contemporary Art Galleries which represents Faith Ringgold’s works. The event will also feature a musical performance by drummer Pernell Bess and spoken word Read More

Storytelling: How to Build a Fire at Puffin

February 24, 2023 7:00 pm

How to Build a Fire is a community storytelling series where a diverse group of individuals share real-life, personal narratives centered around a different theme each month. At times funny, at times sad, their stories weave together a broad illustration of the human experience. This February 24th, How To Build Read More

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Love in the Time of Fentanyl

February 8, 2023 7:30 pm

As deaths in Vancouver, Canada reach an all-time high, the Overdose Prevention Society opens its doors—a renegade supervised drug consumption site that employs active and former drug users. Its staff and volunteers do whatever it takes to save lives and give hope to a marginalized community in this intimate documentary Read More

Puffin Interview Series with Dr. Joe Chuman: Richard Koszarski

February 5, 2023 4:00 pm

In his book Keep ’Em in the East: Kazan, Kubrick, and the Postwar New York Film Renaissance, Richard Koszarski chronicles the compelling and often surprising origins, looking beyond such classics as Naked City, Kiss of Death, and Portrait of Jennie. He examines the social, cultural, and economic forces that shaped New York Read More

Tatiana Eva-Marie & The Avalon Jazz Band

January 28, 2023 8:00 pm

Nicknamed “the Gypsy-jazz Warbler” by The New York Times, and hailed as a “millennial shaking up the jazz scene” by Vanity Fair, singer Tatiana Eva-Marie brings her latest project Djangology to the Puffin Cultural Forum. Djangology is a musical tribute to Django Reinhardt – the father of Gypsy jazz. Tatiana Read More

Puffin Interview Series with Dr. Joe Chuman: Eric Alterman, PhD

January 8, 2023 4:00 pm

Fights about the fate of the state of Israel, and the Zionist movement that gave birth to it, have long been a staple of both Jewish and American political culture. But despite these arguments’ significance to American politics, American Jewish life, and to Israel itself, no one has ever systematically Read More

Teaneck Trio of Comedy

December 10, 2022 8:00 pm

Teaneck’s Micki Shilan was the first and original winner of the “Funniest Female in NJ” award in 1998 and was a featured performer for the BergenPAC’s “Ladies of Laughter.” Micki will headline the Puffin Cultural Forum’s new stand-up event with star comics Sara Contreras and Melvin George II for an Read More

Puffin Interview Series with Dr. Joe Chuman: Douglas Rushkoff

December 4, 2022 4:00 pm

We always knew but now we *know*. The tech elite mean to leave us all behind.  In his book Survival of the Richest, Douglas Rushkoff traces the origins of The Mindset in science and technology through its current expression in missions to Mars, island bunkers, and the Metaverse.   Douglas Rushkoff Read More

Calvin Hill Quartet

December 2, 2022 7:00 pm

A stalwart player with a six-decade career, bassist Calvin Hill has long been an in-demand collaborator for creative figureheads in jazz, including McCoy Tyner, Max Roach, George Coleman, Joanne Brackeen and Pharoah Sanders. Calvin comes to the Puffin with his quartet featuring Steve Johns, Michael Cochrane, and Joe Ford to Read More

Puffin Camera Club: Session II

November 5, 2022 9:00 am

We’re  thrilled to announce the return of the Puffin Camera Club! International photographer Rachel Banai leads an exploration of the art of nature photography in the Teaneck Creek Conservancy. This year all formats are welcome, but there is a special focus on cell phone photography! So, grab your smartphone and Read More

Teaneck International Film Festival

November 13, 2022 7:30 pm

The Teaneck International Film Festival, a project of The Puffin Foundation, is back November 13-20th. This year it will be hybrid, offering both in-person (live) screenings and virtual screenings. See the full roster, film descriptions, and trailers here: https://www.teaneckfilmfestival.org/film-rosters/2022-teaneck-international-film-festival-film-roster Ticket Information Tickets on sale now here. Tickets for each virtual film are Read More

Puffin Interview Series With Dr. Joe Chuman: Michael Thompson

November 6, 2022 4:00 pm

In his work, Twilight of the Self: The Decline of the Individual in Late Capitalism, political theorist Michael J. Thompson argues that modern societies are witnessing a decline in one of the core building blocks of modernity: the autonomous self. Far from being an illusion of the Enlightenment, Thompson contends Read More

Puffin Camera Club: Session I

We’re  thrilled to announce the return of the Puffin Camera Club! International photographer Rachel Banai leads an exploration of the art of nature photography in the Teaneck Creek Conservancy. This year all formats are welcome, but there is a special focus on cell phone photography! So, grab your smartphone and Read More

“Bread and Roses” Film Screening and Talkback

October 22, 2022 8:00 pm

Puffin Cultural Forum presents a film screening of Bread and Roses, a 1979 Marc Levin film that chronicles the story of District 1199, the Hospital Workers and the Health and Human Service Union, who were and remain predominantly BIPOC women, and the beginnings of their unique “Bread and Roses” program. Read More

Pianist Lucian Ban

October 16, 2022 4:00 pm

Jazz pianist Lucian Ban’s new album, Ways of Disappearing, has garnered rave reviews and critical acclaim in The Wall Street Journal, Downbeat Magazine, and New York City Jazz Record. First recorded in the stunning Baroque Hall in Timisoara, Transylvania in May 2021 in the midst of a world standing still, Read More

Englewinds: Under the Blue Dome

October 9, 2022 4:00 pm

The eco-music ensemble Englewinds celebrates the season’s beautiful skies and the earth’s ever important ozone layer with music by composers J.J. Hollingsworth, Peter Piacquadio, Sarah Davol, Garrie Harvey and dance by choreographer Alexis Davol. Englewinds are Sarah Davol (oboe), Reva Youngstein (flute), Mitch Kriegler (clarinet), R.J. Kelley (horn), Atsuko Sato Read More

Puffin Interview Series with Dr. Joe Chuman: Randy Balmer, PhD.

October 2, 2022 4:00 pm

There is a commonly accepted story about the rise of the religious right in the United States. It goes like this: with righteous fury, American evangelicals entered the political arena as a unified front to fight the legality of abortion after the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The Read More

Classical Sundays: Kariné Poghosyan

September 18, 2022 4:00 pm

Pianist Kariné Poghosyan will kick off the Puffin Cultural Forum’s fall season with her electrifying program “Khachaturian, Liszt, Gershwin.” The Award-winning Armenian-American pianist’s most recent concerts include two sold-out shows at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, which was the release of her “Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky” recording on Centaur Records. During Read More

How to Build a Fire: Andrew Steiner

August 26, 2022 8:00 pm

Andrew Steiner won Best Comedy Show at Pittsburgh Fringe (2019), has featured at Crickets Comedy Club, and has opened for Adrienne Iapalucci, Joe Matarese, and Damien Lemon. His video series, Creating with Strangers, and live show One Laughs First are quickly building an audience on Instagram and Youtube. In person Read More

Music in the Park(ing lot) Series: Eden Har-Gil Quartet

July 29, 2022 7:00 pm

Enjoy melodious jazz from the Eden Har-Gil Quartet in the evening shade! The Quartet performs compositions from Thelonius Monk as well as original compositions that reflect Eden Har-Gil’s musical experiences. A drummer and composer hailing from Kibbutz Yakum in Israel, Eden Har-Gil studied jazz with David Rich for 7 years Read More

How to Build a Fire: Erin Parsons

June 24, 2022 8:00 pm

Open Source Gallery’s HTBAF series continues in May with Erin Parsons. Erin is a Real Estate Agent and Entrepreneur in Brooklyn. She spent fourteen years in event management, the restaurant industry, managing a local wine shop, and working in non-profit work with underserved youth. She is a proud alum of San Diego State Read More

Music in the Park(ing Lot) Series: Art Lillard’s Blue Heaven Swing Sextet

June 17, 2022 7:00 pm

This event will take place on it’s rain date due, June 17 at 7:00pm. Come join us for an evening of music in the sun! Blue Heaven is a swing sextet with a big band sound performing selections from the Great American Songbook as well as original compositions that draw Read More

How to Build a Fire: Keisha-Gaye Anderson

May 27, 2022 8:00 pm

Open Source Gallery’s HTBAF series continues in May with Keisha-Gaye Anderson. Keisha-Gaye Anderson is a Jamaican-born poet, writer, visual artist, and communications/marketing strategist. Her debut poetry collection Gathering the Waters (Jamii Publishing 2014) was accepted into the Poets House Library and the National Library of Jamaica. She is also the author Read More

Puffin Interview Series With Dr. Joe Chuman: Dr. Suzanne Cope

June 5, 2022 4:00 pm

POWER HUNGRY: Women of the Black Panther Party and Freedom Summer and Their Fight to Feed a Movement is the true story of two unsung women who used food as a weapon for social and political change in the Black Freedom Movement: Cleo Silvers, a Black Panther in New York City whose work focused on child hunger and inner city Read More

How to Build a Fire: Sanjana Nair

April 29, 2022 8:00 pm

Open Source Gallery’s HTBAF series continues in April with Sanjana Nair. Sanjana Nair is a tenured, full-time professor at the City University of New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  Previously a professor at Miami University and then New York University, she served as the first Treasurer for the Read More

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Try Harder

April 13, 2022 7:00 pm

At Lowell High School, the top public high school in San Francisco, college admission is at its most competitive within its high achieving, city-wide student body—nearly 70 percent Asian American— as they work tirelessly to get into their dream schools. With humor and heart, “Try Harder!” from acclaimed filmmaker Debbie Read More

Puffin Interview Series with Dr. Joe Chuman: Dr. Arthur Dobrin

April 3, 2022 4:00 pm

The Puffin Interview Series holds our first in-person interview with our very own Dr. Joe Chuman and Dr. Arthur Dobrin, the author of This Red Land, a work that captures two worlds: Kenya and in the United States of America. The book deals with many of the issues affecting these Read More

New MUSE 4tet

April 1, 2022 7:00 pm

Violinist Gwen Laster leads the New MUSE4tet, an improvising string quartet offering 20th and 21st century new works and original compositions as a vehicle for social activism. The quartet will perform their commissioned work, “Black Lives Matter Suite” as well as works from their debut album, “Blue Lotus.” The title Read More

How to Build a Fire: Lana Siebel

March 25, 2022 8:00 pm

Lana Siebel performs all over the US, including NYC, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, NJ, Washington DC. She was selected as a featured comedian at The Connecticut Comedy Festival along with comedians such as Gilbert Gottfried, The Headliner Series in NY, The Punch Line Comedy Club in Philadelphia, as Read More

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Writing with Fire (Oscar Nominated)

March 23, 2022 7:30 pm

About Writing with Fire , now an Academy Award nominee for best documentary. In a male-dominated media landscape, the women journalists of India’s all-female Khabar Lahariya (“News Wave”) newspaper risk it all, including their own safety, to cover the country’s political, social, and local news from a women-powered perspective. From Read More

Puffin Interview Series With Dr. Joe Chuman: Steve Duncombe & Steve Lambert

March 6, 2022 4:00 pm

The Art of Activism by Steve Duncombe and Steve Lambert brings together the authors’ extensive practical knowledge—gleaned from over a decade’s experience training activists around the world—with theoretical insights from fields as far-ranging as cultural studies and cognitive science. From the United Farm Workers’ boycott movement in sixties’ California to Read More

How To Build A Fire: Terence Degnan

February 25, 2022 8:00 pm

Created over seven years ago, How to Build a Fire is a community storytelling series where a diverse group of individuals share real-life, personal narratives centered around a different theme each month. At times funny, at times sad, their stories weave together a broad illustration of the human experience. How to Build Read More

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Apart

February 16, 2022 7:30 pm

Since the beginning of the War on Drugs, the number of women in U.S. prisons has grown over 800 percent, and the majority of those women are mothers. In “Apart,” Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Jennifer Redfearn (“Sun Come Up,”and “Tocando La Luz”) examines this staggering statistic through the lens of three Read More

Ben Rosenblum Trio

February 11, 2022 12:00 pm

Pianist and accordionist Ben Rosenblum performs a selection of improvised jazz that draws from international influences ranging from roots, and classic jazz. The New York City-based multi-instrumentalist has been described as “mature beyond his years,” (Sea of Tranquility), an “impressive talent” (All About Jazz), who “caresses [the music] with the Read More

Puffin Interview Series With Dr. Joe Chuman: Zachary Sklar & Michael Smith

February 6, 2022 4:00 pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event is reschedule for February 13 at 4pm. Moving the Bar: My Life as a Radical Lawyer by Michael Ratner Michael Ratner (1943–2016) was one of America’s leading human rights lawyers. He worked for more than four decades at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Read More

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How to Build a Fire: Jen Fitzgerald

January 28, 2022 8:00 pm

Created over seven years ago, How to Build a Fire is a community storytelling series where a diverse group of individuals share real-life, personal narratives centered around a different theme each month. At times funny, at times sad, their stories weave together a broad illustration of the human experience. How Read More

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Missing in Brooks County

January 12, 2022 7:30 pm

More migrants go missing in rural South Texas (Brooks County) than anywhere else in the U.S—it’s estimated to be the location of 3,000 deaths since 2008. The documentary film, “Missing in Brooks County,” chronicles families whose loved ones have disappeared after crossing the Mexico border, and community activist Eddie Canales Read More

Puffin Interview Series with Dr. Joe Chuman: Nadine Strossen

January 9, 2022 4:00 pm

We live in an era in which offensive speech is on the rise. The emergence of the alt-right alone has fueled a marked increase in racist and anti-Semitic speech. Given its potential for harm, should this speech be banned? Nadine Strossen’s Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Read More

Puffin Interview Series with Dr. Joe Chuman: Dr. Barbara Katz Rothman

December 5, 2021 4:00 pm

Just released by Stanford University Press, Dr. Barbara Katz Rothman’s Biomedical Empire: Lessons Learned from the Covid-19 Pandemic expounds on the dangers of the “medical industrial complex.” Dr. Katz Rothman shows that biomedicine has the key elements of an imperial power: economic leverage, the faith of its citizens, and governmental rule. Read More

Ilya Yakushev

November 23, 2021 7:00 pm

A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, pianist Ilya Yakushev moved to NYC to attend Mannes College of Music where he studied under legendary pianist Vladimir Feltsman. Winner of the 2005 World Piano Competition, Ilya’s notable recent performances include Millikin-Decatur Symphony, Pachuca Philharmonic, Fairfield County Orchestra, St. Petersburg Governor’s Orchestra, and Read More

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Puffin Interview Series with Dr. Joe Chuman: Joshua M. Greene

November 7, 2021 4:00 pm

Joshua M. Greene’s Unstoppable tells the story of Siggi B. Wilzig’s astonishing journey from Auschwitz survivor and penniless immigrant to Wall Street legend. After surviving beatings, death marches, and near starvation, Wilzig was freed from camp Mauthausen to work for the US Army hunting Nazis, a service that earned him Read More

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Puffin Interview Series with Dr. Joe Chuman: Eyal Press

October 3, 2021 4:00 pm

Dr. Joe Chuman interviews Eyal Press, a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at the Type Media Center, and the author of Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America. Press presents a paradigm-shifting view of the moral landscape of contemporary America through the stories of people who Read More

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Carol Crittenden

October 2, 2021 8:00 pm

Singer/songwriter, Carol Crittenden will perform selections from her repertoire that are musically inspired and socially conscious. Known for her sweet soaring vocals, she’ll be sharing her original indie folk-inspired melodic tunes and a few familiar covers, including some Celtic music. Carol is a life-long working performer and she is lead singer for Read More

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Fernando Otero’s “Music from Buenos Aires”

September 18, 2021 8:00 pm

Musicians Fernando Otero (piano, compositions) and Maria Brodskaya (violin, vocals) present a selection of solos and violin-piano duets that reflect Fernando’s style in melodic, harmonic, rhythmical language, and his Argentinian roots. Their music evokes sensibilities of classical contemporary chamber music that melds ever-evolving swirls of improvisation and spontaneous creation. Free on YouTube. Read More

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Grieg & Tchaikovsky by Pianist Kariné Poghosyan

September 12, 2021 4:00 pm

Puffin’s Classical Sundays concert series is back with pianist Kariné Poghosyan performing Edvard Grieg Piano Concerto in A Minor, op.16 ( trans.solo piano), and Peter Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no.1 in B-flat Minor (trans.solo piano). Since the pandemic, Kariné Poghosyan has gone from performing sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall to launching Read More

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Guthrie’s Ghost, Live from Beacon!

September 10, 2021 7:00 pm

Gutherie’s Ghost formed in 2012 which marked 100 years of Woody Guthrie’s life. The band consists of Fred Gillen Jr., Steve Kirkman, Amy Fradon, Jacob Bernz, and David Bernz. The musicians bring familiar songs to new ears and new tunes to elder ones. Their repertoire features new and old musical Read More

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Panel Discussion: Environmental Policy and Advocacy

June 8, 2021 7:00 pm

The Puffin Cultural Forum and Teaneck Creek Conservancy present an in-depth discussion of environmental policy and advocacy efforts in Teaneck, the State of NJ, and across the nation. The panel discussion features Matt Smith, the NJ Director of Food and Water Watch; Paula Rogovin, Educator, author and activist from Teaneck; Read More

Ching-Yun Hu

June 23, 2021 7:00 pm

Pianist Ching-Yun Hu performs a personally selected program of music from her latest concert repertoire live from Philadelphia. Hailed by Philadelphia Inquirer as “first class talent” and International Piano Magazine (London) claims that “praises follow her around the world“, Taiwanese-American pianist, Ching-Yun Hu, is recognized and acclaimed worldwide for her dazzling Read More

Puffin Open Mic Livestream!

June 5, 2021 12:00 pm

We’re setting up an outdoor stage in our parking lot for YOU to perform live! The stage is open to all disciplines of performance art including all musical genres, poetry, dance, theater, and more. Audience is invited to join us online via the Facebook livestream. Join us in celebrating the Read More

Indie Lens Pop-Up: The Donut King

May 19, 2021 7:00 pm

The Donut King is Ted Ngoy’s rags to riches story of a refugee escaping Cambodia, arriving in America in 1975, and building an unlikely multimillion-dollar empire baking America’s favorite pastry, the donut. Ngoy sponsored hundreds of visas for incoming refugees and helped them get on their feet teaching them the Read More

Sharon Katz and the Peace Train, Live from Mexico!

May 21, 2021 7:00 pm

Since the release of her film, When Voices Meet, Sharon Katz has taken her message of peace and activism across the US and beyond through her project Transcending Barriers. She’s done work in Tijuana, Mexico where she has partnered with Promotora de las Bellas Artes (PBA) to conduct yearly programs on both sides of Read More

Improv Comedy Workshop (date updated)

May 12, 2021 7:00 pm

The perfect antidote to the covid blues, the unique program of improv workshop teaches scene work and games for beginners and those wishing to improve their performance skills. It will be led by improv master Amanda Leifer. Amanda has trained improvisation and sketch writing at the PIT and Magnet Theater Read More

The 2021 Clara Lemlich Awards

May 10, 2021 6:00 pm

If you missed it you can watch the 2021 award recording from May 10th below! A project of Labor Arts, the Clara Lemlich Awards for Social Activism recognize living legends, women no younger than 80 who have made tremendous contributions through their social, cultural, and political activism. Puffin salutes these Read More

Pedro Giraudo Quartet

May 5, 2021 7:00 pm

Latin Grammy Award winner, bassist, and composer Pedro Giraudo brings his tango quartet to Puffin. They will perform a program representing contemporary tango including its roots in the traditional orquesta típica, tango nuevo as epitomized by Astor Piazzolla, and today’s sound that respects the past and looks to the future. Read More

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Philly D.A.

April 7, 2021 7:00 pm

In 2017, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania had one of the highest incarceration rates of any major city in the United States. And it’s become the epicenter of a historic experiment that could shape the future of prosecution in America for decades to come. When civil rights attorney Larry Krasner mounted a long-shot Read More

April Improv Comedy Workshop (Date Updated)

April 8, 2021 7:00 pm

April’s workshop is on THURSDAY April 8th due to an event conflict. The perfect antidote to the covid blues, the unique program of improv workshop teaches scene work and games for beginners and those wishing to improve their performance skills. It will be led by improv master Amanda Leifer. Amanda Read More

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Coded Bias

March 10, 2021 7:00 pm

Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people AI is biased against? When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that most facial-recognition software does not accurately identify darker-skinned Read More

First Wednesdays Improv Comedy Workshop (March)

March 3, 2021 12:00 am

Introducing our new improv workshop held on the first Wednesday of each month. The perfect antidote to the covid blues, the unique program of improv workshop teaches scene work and games for beginners and those wishing to improve their performance skills. It will be led by improv master Amanda Leifer. Read More

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Mr. SOUL!

February 17, 2021 7:00 pm

Join us for our 2021 series of films presented this winter and spring through the continued partnership between TIFF, The Puffin Foundation Ltd., PBS, and Indie Lens Pop-Up, a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Film screenings are free but registration is required. In 1968, producer Read More

First Wednesdays Improv Comedy Workshop (February)

February 3, 2021 7:00 pm

Introducing our new improv workshop held on the first Wednesday of each month. The perfect antidote to the covid blues, the unique program of improv workshop teaches scene work and games for beginners and those wishing to improve their performance skills. It will be led by improv master Amanda Leifer. Read More

Improv Comedy Workshop

January 20, 2021 7:00 pm

Free on Zoom NOT Facebook Email to sign up A unique program of improv scene work, and games for both beginners and those wishing to improve their performance skills, the Improv Comedy Workshop will be led by your improv master, Amanda Leifer. She has trained improvisation and sketch writing Read More

Indie Lens Pop-Up: 9to5 The Story of a Movement

January 13, 2021 7:00 pm

Join us for our 2021 series of films presented this winter and spring through the continued partnership between TIFF, The Puffin Foundation Ltd., PBS, and Indie Lens Pop-Up, a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Film screenings are free but registration is required. The latest film Read More

Puffin Presents Desmond Meade

January 4, 2020 7:00 pm

Free on Facebook Live. Click “Buy Tickets” above to RSVP Watch Live on here January 4th Desmond Meade is the President of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, a grassroots, membership organization run by Returning Citizens (Formerly Convicted Persons) who are dedicated to ending disenfranchisement and discrimination against people with convictions. Read More

Eddie Allen & Friends

December 23, 2020 7:00 pm

A special ensemble brought together by trumpeter, composer, arranger, and author Eddie Allen. The trio of musicians presents an online performance of jazz including familiar jazz tunes, and original compositions. Eddie has worked with such jazz greats as Art Blakey, Billy Harper, Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby Watson, Jon Faddis, Benny Carter, Read More

Afro-Semitic Experience

December 5, 2020 8:00 pm

An American roots band merging Jewish and Afro-diasporic melodies and grooves, the Afro-Semitic Experience promotes core concepts of ase and shalom – power, action, unity, and peace. As legendary jazz critic, Nat Hentoff wrote “. . . never before have I heard this lyrically powerful a fusion of Jewish and Read More

Emilio Teubal and Pablo Lanougere

December 2, 2020 7:00 pm

Piantist Emilio Teubal performs music from his latest record “Tides” released in the Summer of 2020 by New Focus Recordings, plus new compositions conceived during and inspired by the Covid19 crisis. Joining Emilio is Argentine bassist Pablo Lanouguere. Emilio Teubal has recorded over 20 albums including the 2018 Latin Grammy Read More

Teaneck International Film Festival 11/12-11/25

November 14, 2020 8:00 pm

Activism: Making Change. That’s what TIFF is about. The Teaneck International Film Festival is here and this year it’s all virtual! Join TIFF November 12 – 25 for two weeks of unforgettable films and talkbacks from the most comfortable seat in the house. Just $5/film or $35/All Access Pass. For Read More

Puffin Camera Club Virtual Exhibition

June 22, 2020 3:00 pm

We’re pleased to announce the Puffin Camera Club’s 17th annual exhibition In Corona Times. View their virtual gallery here!   (Photo by Rachel Banai) Share this Read More

Conversations, 2020 Online Exhibition

We’re pleased to share our exhibition from February, Conversations, 2020. View their virtual gallery here! Photo credit: Here I Stand [Kaepernick] by Imar Hutchins Share this Read More

Puffin Foundation Co-Sponsor Event: Dog Whistle Racism & More

October 14, 2020 7:30 pm

The Puffin Foundation is a proud co-sponsor of The Network for Responsible Public Policy’s event: Dog Whistle Racism, Race-Class Fusion Politics, and Our Future October 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Over the last half-century, the Republican Party has exploited social divisions—and racism in particular—to win power, and then has ruled primarily Read More

Puffin Foundation Co-Sponsor Event: Understanding Systemic Racism

September 24, 2020 7:30 pm

The Puffin Foundation is a proud co-sponsor of The Network for Responsible Public Policy’s event. Understanding Systemic Racism and Challenges for Policy Change September 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Racism has been the underside of America throughout our history. The manner with which we have treated Racism has Read More

Sarah Seidman, Curator at MCNY, on Women Political Activists

August 21, 2020 7:00 pm

Puffin Summer Lecture Series The Puffin Cultural Forum presents Sarah Seidman, the Puffin Foundation Curator of Social Activism at the Museum of the City of New York and the curator for the ongoing exhibition Activist New York. The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, providing Read More

NEW DATE: Folk Songs with Lil’ Rev

August 19, 2020 7:00 pm

Join us for a fun online sing and play-along led by ukulele folk musician Lil’ Rev. Song list will be picked by Lil Rev and made available to you with chords and lyrics so you can sing and play along (see below). Join in the performance or just enjoy as Read More

July Events Roundup!

Watch our virtual events anytime on Facebook. July 8 Dr. Chuman Interviews Sarah Posner, Author of “Unholy: Why Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump”   July 24 Sarah Seidman, Curator at MCNY, on Environmental Activism   July 31 Kristal Brent Zook, a Journalist’s Analysis of the Murders of Read More

Kristal Brent Zook, a Journalist’s Analysis

July 31, 2020 7:00 pm

Puffin Summer Lecture Series Kristal Brent Zook, a Journalist’s Analysis of the Murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and subsequent Nationwide Protests. Dr. Zook, an award-winning journalist and professor at Hofstra University, takes a hard look at the facts and significance of the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and others, as well as the Read More

Sarah Seidman, Curator at MCNY, on Environmental Activism

July 24, 2020 7:00 pm

Puffin Summer Lecture Series This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. Sarah Seidman is the Puffin Foundation Gallery Curator of Social Activism at the Museum of the City of New York and the curator for the ongoing exhibition “Activist New York.” Sarah takes a look back Read More

Poetry for Justice, hosted by Toney Jackson

July 22, 2020 7:00 pm

Facebook Live Video: https://www.facebook.com/PuffinCulturalForum/videos/286839589067621/ Puffin’s Poetry MC Toney Jackson will host an evening spoken word and poetry that speaks to the continuing protests and outcry against of racial injustice. Evening features list of invited poets to respond and join in through poetic expressions. Free on Facebook Live. To RSVP click Read More

Dr. Joseph Chuman Interviews Author Sarah Posner

July 8, 2020 12:00 pm

Puffin Summer Lecture Series Dr. Chuman Interviews Sarah Posner, Author of “Unholy: Why Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump” Teaneck’s Dr. Joseph Chuman interviews author Sarah Posner on her latest book examining the unholy union of Trump and the evangelical right. Why did so many evangelicals turn out Read More

Daily Featured Art: Pernille Ørum

June 17, 2020 2:00 pm

View this post on Instagram Daily Featured Art: Pernille Ørum Today's art hasn't been shown at the Puffin yet but we wanted to share it with you nonetheless. #Repost @pernilleoerum @BlackLivesMatter – I stand with them <3 I haven’t spoken out about #BLM and everything that’s been going on online Read More

From Our Video Archive: Ani Cordero

June 17, 2020 2:00 pm

May 19, 2017: Puerto Rican Singer/Songwriter/Activist Ani Cordero presents songs from her repertoire including re-imagined songs by Latin American songwriters from the turbulent “Nueva Cancion” era such as Victor Jara, Violeta Parra, Chavela Vargas, and Atahualpa Yupanqui. Program includes music from “Querido Mundo”, an album of original protest and love Read More

Daily Featured Art: Nikkolas Smith’s Portrait of George Floyd

June 16, 2020 4:00 pm

View this post on Instagram Daily Featured Art: Nikkolas Smith's portrait of George Floyd for @blklivesmatter Today's art hasn't been shown at the Puffin yet but we wanted to share it with you nonetheless. #repost @nikkolas_smith: "George Floyd’s life mattered. His killer, Derek Chauvin has just been arrested as he Read More

Daily Featured Art: Drew Sheneman “Demilitarize the police”

June 15, 2020 5:00 pm

View this post on Instagram Daily Featured Art: Drew Sheneman "Demilitarize the police" Today's art hasn't been shown at the Puffin yet but we wanted to share it with you nonetheless. Drew's comics are featured in The Start Ledger. Visit his website drewsheneman.net @drewtoon #puffindailyfeaturedart #Repost #politicalcartoon A post shared Read More

Daily Featured Art: Michael D’Antuono’s “What Makes America Great”

June 11, 2020 12:00 pm

Michael D’Antuono What Makes America Great Oil on canvas 70″ x 46″ “America, also known as “The Great Melting Pot” was built by and benefited from the contributions of people of all colors and stripes. In the current socio-political climate, it’s more important than ever to understand that it’s our Read More

Daily Featured Art: Raymond Nat Turner’s “Shooting and looting…”

June 11, 2020 1:00 pm

Shooting and looting started: 400 years ago Shooting, looting, scalping, lynching, Raping, torturing their way across the continent—400 years ago— Colonial settler thugs launched this endless crimson tide rolling down on Today… Colonial settler thugs launched this endless crimson tide leaving in- visible yellow crime scene tape crisscrossing Tallahassee to Read More

From Our Video Archive: Luca Ciarla performs solOrchestra

June 10, 2020 3:00 pm

PCF Directors’ Note: Violinist Luca Ciarla came to the Puffin all the way from Italy with his unique blend of Italian folk fiddle and his loop pedal, together with the backdrop of musical landscapes. The program is entitled solOrchestra! and Luca’s Puffin performance is a delightful listen. September 28, 2018: Read More

Daily Featured Art: Elisabeth Frischauf’s “America Under Gun”

June 10, 2020 12:00 am

Elisabeth Frischauf America Under Gun Mixed media quilted flag This piece was part of our 2018 show “UnAmerica.” Visit Elizabeth’s  website, Facebook, and Instagram. Share this Read More

Daily Featured Art: Evan Schwartz’s “The Gladiator”

June 9, 2020 2:00 pm

Evan Schwartz The Gladiator Acrylic, paint marker, acetate, foamcore, wooden blocks, mixed media, and resin on canvas This piece is from our 2019 show “Measured Hate” View Evan’s website and Instagram. Share this Read More

Daily Featured Art: Kelly Burke’s “Don’t Lives Matter Flag”

June 8, 2020 1:00 pm

Kelly Burke Don’t Lives Matter Flag Acrylic on canvas “This US flag symbolizes lives lost due to gun violence. Alternating the stripes in orange and yellow symbolizes the colors we use to indicate safety (so that people don’t shoot you in the woods) and caution (once someone has already been Read More

Daily Featured Art: Iviva Olenick’s “Incantation”

June 5, 2020 2:00 pm

Iviva Olenick Incantation Beading, embroidery on fabric. “I exploit the (assumed) delicacy and domesticity of beading, embroidery and crochet to emphasize resilience, flexibility and adaptability. Textiles signify/serve as body and voice, filling in for bodies and voices absent from historical accounts; quietened/silenced in our daily lives; held aloft yet silent as Read More

Daily Featured Art: Chelsea Best’s “Screaming Stripes”

June 4, 2020 12:00 pm

Chelsea Best Screaming Stripes Watercolor on paper This piece is from out 2016 exhibit “Unnatural Election” curated by Andrea Arroyo. A selection of Chelsea’s works were displayed in her debut solo exhibit METAMORPHOSIS at Hub Seventeen in New York City, on view February 8 through March 31, 2019. She has also Read More

From Our Video Archive: Plucky Strum

June 3, 2020 4:00 pm

June 17, 2017: Plucky Strum weaves together intimate musical story lines that combine jazz, classical, Latin and pop music. Featuring guitarist Sheryl Bailey and bassist Harvie S, the all acoustic guitar and bass duo explores the joy of creative improvisation through lush harmonies, beautiful melodic lines, and captivating rhythms. Their Read More

Daily Featured Art: Kern Bruce’s “#unarmed”

June 3, 2020 12:00 pm

Kern Bruce #unarmed silk screen printed on canson paper, 2015 22″ x 15″ View more of Kern’s art on his Instagram. This piece is from our exhibition “Conversations, 2016.”   Share this Read More

#BlackOutTuesday

June 2, 2020 2:00 pm

Daily Featured Artwork will resume tomorrow on our website and social media. Share this Read More

Jeremy Lentz, Executive Director of the Teaneck International Film Festival

June 24, 2020 12:00 pm

Jeremy Lentz shares insights and stories behind the scenes. Under Jeremy’s leadership, TIFF has been committed to the theme of “Activism: Making Change,” and has grown markedly year by year. In 2019 Lentz received the first Community Partner Award by The Links of Bergen County on top of accolades he Read More

N. Jamiyla Chisholm, Journalist from “Colorlines” Magazine

June 26, 2020 7:00 pm

Journalist and writer N. Jamiyla Chisholm, who oversees digital content creation at Barnard College, has written a series of articles for Colorlines Magazine on the disparate impact that the Coronavirus Pandemic has had on racial, ethnic minorities in the US. Multifaceted stories of how racism is affecting and unfolding in Read More

Daily Featured Art: Michael D’Antuono’s “The Talk”

June 1, 2020 12:00 pm

Michael D’Antuono The Talk Oil on canvas 54″ x 32″ “It’s been 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic Selma to Montgomery marches. Contrast that progress to 2014, which saw police officers in several cities killing unarmed African Americans without risk of indictment. I doubt that Dr. King would have Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Scott Sherman’s “Two Houses”

May 29, 2020 5:00 pm

Scott Sherman Two Houses Collage- Acrylic on Paper & Canvas 36 x 24 Inches Scott Sherman is a graduate of Bucknell University (BA) and Yale University (MFA in Drama). He is a self-trained, emerging artist, based in New York City. www.scottshermanstudio.com This piece is our 2019 exhibition “Measured Hate.” Share Read More

From Our Video Archive: Kristin Andreassen & Lauren Balthrop

May 28, 2020 5:00 pm

PCF Directors’ Note: Kristin and Lauren came to the Puffin very deep into their tour. The duo filled our gallery with warm harmonies and lyrical guitars. Another recording from our internal recordings that we didn’t think of making publicly available but a great listen on a quarantine afternoon. June 1, Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Josephine Barreiro’s “El Toro”

May 28, 2020 3:00 pm

Josephine Barreiro El Toro Acrylic, spray paint, oil stick on canvas 82″ x 66″ “Art has taken me on a journey through my cultural memories and life experiences fueled by emotion and the passion for my craft. My large color canvases show the influence of my Spanish heritage as well as Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Freddy Rodriguez’s “Los Perros del Paraiso”

May 26, 2020 1:00 pm

Freddy Rodriguez Los Perros del Paraiso Acrylic and collage on canvas 66″ x 46″ This is a piece by Freddy Rodriguez from our 2015 exhibition “Thinking in Spanish.”  You can find out more about the artist and his work by visiting his website at: freddyrodriguez.com/about-the-artist Share this Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Kingsley Nwaeke’s “Large Scream of Silence”

May 22, 2020 1:00 pm

Kingsley Nwaeke Large scream of silence Bristle boards, cardboard, glue, gesso, acrylic 20″ x 18″ “I’m a multimedia artist from Long Island, New York. I recently started sculpting again, and participated in a group exhibit at the Grady Alexis gallery in Manhattan, New York. The proceeds from the art sold Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Michael D’Antuono’s “Cold as Ice”

May 21, 2020 2:00 pm

Michael D’Antuono Cold as Ice Oil on cancas 48″ x 24″ Artist Michael D’Antuono is known for making art that challenges people to think more deeply about socio-political issues. His collectors range from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Pete Seeger and Malcolm Nance. He has exhibited alongside Shepard Fairey, Banksy, Keith Haring, Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Janet Culbertson’s “The First Billboard”

May 20, 2020 4:00 pm

Janet Culbertson The First Billboard Oil on canvas 34″ x 48″ In 1978 Culbertson was driving through New Jersey. “I could see the Statue of Liberty framed by a landscape of industrial waste. It looked like a war zone yet there were billboards everywhere-the icons of American consumption, urging us Read More

From Our Video Archive: Sooyeon Kim and Agnes Joohee Lee

May 20, 2020 2:00 pm

PCF Director’s Note: Ms. Sooyeon Kim came to us through the Bergen Symphony Orchestra. Ms Kim is an accomplished performer with an international reputation having performed all over the world including Carnegie Hall, Tokyo Suntory Hall, and Prague’s Smetana Hall and performed with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Iviva Olenick’s “Ghost of American Textile…”

May 19, 2020 6:00 pm

 Iviva Olenick Ghost of American Textile History Indigo-dyed fabric on voile with beading, embroidery 9″x6″x0.25″ “The project for which the Puffin Foundation so generously provided support, Crowd-Seeded Textile Farm, a colonial textile crop farm, uses urban farming as an entry point to discuss the ways enslaved labor laid the groundwork Read More

Eating Up Easter (Indie Lens Pop-Up Virtual Screening)

May 26, 2020 8:00 pm

The iconic statues and sensationalized “mysteries” of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) have drawn the interest of the world for centuries, attracting curious visitors to its shores. Today, this tiny, barren island is experiencing an economic boon as tourism skyrockets. Yet the indigenous culture and the island’s fragile environment are suffering. Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Zach D. Roberts’ “Coverage of Ferguson, 2014”

May 18, 2020 2:00 pm

Zach D. Roberts Coverage of Ferguson, 2014 Digital This piece is from our latest exhibition, Conversations 2020. View Zach’s full coverage of Ferguson on his website. About Zach D. Roberts: He is a photo/video journalist whose work has been published on the cover of the New York Daily News, The Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: George Lorio’s “White Only, Only White…”

May 15, 2020 1:30 pm

George Lorio White Only, Only White: When America Was Great Paint on constructed wood and vintage scaled doll house furniture 10.25″ x 11.5″ x 10.25 My sculptures subtly arouse concern with visual prods into contemporary issues. I use a narrative of social engagement to generate discussion with my constructions. Current Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Noel Caban’s “They never sold candy there”

May 14, 2020 2:00 pm

Noel Caban They never sold candy there Coroplast sign, fly paper, panel, latex 59″ x 38″ “I am a Brooklyn born abstract artist whose work engages urban texture and form. I am interested in materials, and the effects that neglect and indifference have on urban surroundings. As a mixed media Read More

From Our Video Archive: Kariné Poghosyan

May 13, 2020 2:00 pm

PCF Director’s Note: Rising star pianist Kariné Poghosyan returned, to the Puffin on October 6 2016, following her tour to Vienna, Austria and Yerevan, Armenia. Ethnomusicologist Komitas Vardapet once stated, “Every nation’s greatest creators are its people; go and learn from them.” This is the inspiration behind “Folk Inspirations.” Program Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Raymond Nat Turner’s “More Mengele Medicine…”

May 13, 2020 11:00 am

  “More Mengele Medicine from Boss Tweet and the1%” by Rayond Nat Turner   “As to diseases, make a habit of two things — to help, or at least, to do no harm.”    ― Hippocrates “It is very expensive to give bad medical care to poor people in a Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Judith Rubenstein’s “Sitting Outdoors #1”

May 12, 2020 5:00 pm

Judith Rubenstein Sitting Outdoors #1 This is a piece from our most recent exhibition “Conversations 2020.” “People say that current political art does not address power, but shows how it works. Central to my art is the depiction of the sad workings of my society’s power, and the contrast of Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Alyssa Smith-Lee’s “The American Dream”

May 11, 2020 5:00 pm

Alyssa Smith-Lee The American Dream Watercolor & Gouache 18″x24″ From our most recent exhibition Conversations 2020, artist and activist Alyssa Smith-Lee shares her work The American Dream. The artwork shows names and ages of slain Black persons by police officers, listed on casing. You can show your support for the Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Iviva Olenick’s “Eliza Lucas Pinckney…”

May 8, 2020 1:00 pm

Iviva Olenick Eliza Lucas Pinckney and the South Carolina Indigo Trade Paint, embroidery, stuffing, applique on fabric 16 x 15.5 x 0.5 “The project for which the Puffin Foundation so generously provided support, Crowd-Seeded Textile Farm, a colonial textile crop farm, uses urban farming as an entry point to discuss Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Zach D. Roberts’ “Coverage of Ferguson, 2014”

May 7, 2020 1:00 pm

Zach D. Roberts Coverage of Ferguson, 2014 Digital This piece is from our latest exhibition, Conversations 2020. View Zach’s full coverage of Ferguson on his website. About Zach D. Roberts: He is a photo/video journalist whose work has been published on the cover of the New York Daily News, The Read More

From Our Video Archive: Lil Rev

May 6, 2020 4:30 pm

Note from Andrew Lee: Nationally renowned “ukulele and harmonica wizard” Lil Rev is usually found traversing the country with his music and performing in Ukulele Festivals. Heavily influenced by Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, and Leadbelly among others, Lil Rev can’t help but tell a story through his performances. Please enjoy Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Imar Hutchins’ “Here I Stand”

May 6, 2020 1:00 pm

Imar Hutchins Here I Stand Serigraph print 19.5″ x 25.5″ “I imagine that people themselves are collages—amalgams of countless disparate fragments and inputs.  I “remix” my subjects in new and often Afro-futuristic ways, but always drawing from (or challenging) a historical notion. I strive to capture the contradictions and paradoxes, Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Michèle Colburn’s “Let Them Eat Cake”

May 5, 2020 2:00 pm

Michèle Colburn Let Them Eat Cake Mixed media, acrylic, military trip wire spools, ceramics, and bullet casings 18″ x 20″ “My work is socio-political and influenced by our 18-year involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan and by growing up during the Vietnam War. I am a multi-disciplinary artist with a strong interest Read More

Puffin Fdn. Co-Sponsored Event: Tax Deadline Has Passed…

June 11, 2020 7:30 pm

Tax deadline has passed but tax issues have not. Are you a winner or a loser? Why? Network for Responsible Public Policy presents this Zoom Webinar & Facebook Live event co-sponsored by The Puffin Foundation, Ltd. and Women for Progress. Economic inequality is a central theme in the Presidential campaign. Read More

Puffin Fdn. Co-Sponsored Event: Dangerous Speech

May 21, 2020 7:30 pm

Dangerous Speech: Countering Online Hatred while Protecting Freedom of Expression Network for Responsible Public Policy presents this Zoom Webinar & Facebook Live event co-sponsored by The Puffin Foundation, Ltd. and Women for Progress. When you see something hateful online, do you respond? If so, why? And how, exactly? Everyone says Read More

Puffin Fdn. Co-Sponsored Event: COVID-19: The Ongoing Financial Implications

May 28, 2020 7:30 pm

COVID-19: The Ongoing Financial Implications and the Long-Term Financial Outlook William D. Cohan is the bestselling author of, among others, Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World and House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. He is a special correspondent at Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Noel Caban’s “Been fixing the place. Still fixin”

May 4, 2020 7:00 pm

Noel Caban Been fixing the place. Still fixin Latex, mesh, steel rod, 66″ x 43″ “I am a Brooklyn born abstract artist whose work engages urban texture and form. I am interested in materials, and the effects that neglect and indifference have on urban surroundings. As a mixed media artist, Read More

ALBA/Puffin Annual Celebration and Award Ceremony

May 17, 2020 5:00 pm

LIVE ONLINE GALA WILL HONOR NO MORE DEATHS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISM The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) is pleased to announce that the 2020 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism will go to No More Deaths in support of its humanitarian efforts to alleviate the suffering and end the fatalities Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: George Lorio’s When American Was Great…

May 1, 2020 2:00 pm

George Lorio When America was Great: Water Fountain Acrylic paint on fabricated wood and plywood 10″x10″x4″ This piece is from Puffin Cultural Forum’s latest exhibition, “Conversations 2020.” “My sculptures subtly arouse concern with visual prods into contemporary issues. I use a narrative of social engagement to generate discussion with my Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Alyssa Smith-Lee’s “I Am More”

April 30, 2020 2:00 pm

Alyssa Smith-Lee I Am More Acrylic & Oil Pastels 22″x28″ From our most recent exhibition “Conversations 2020,” artist and activist Alyssa Smith-Lee shares her work I Am More. Please show your support by checking out her website and social media. prncsslyssa.com/activism www.instagram.com/prncsslyssaart wematter.blog Share this Read More

From Our Video Archive: Yuri Juarez & the Afro Peruvian Band

April 29, 2020 3:00 pm

PCF Director’s Note: Yuri has performed at the Puffin several times and has always impressed us with his masterful performances. On December 1, 2018, Yuri graced our stage with amazing fellow performers to entreat us to the marvels of Afro-Peruvian Jazz. This is a gem from our archives! Yuri Juarez: Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Kirk Maynard’s “Drawing #1-4”

April 29, 2020 2:00 pm

Drawing #1-4 By Kirk Maynard This piece is from Puffin Cultural Forum’s latest exhibition, “Conversations 2020.” “Dream Deferred is a series that focuses on the shrinking of the American Dream in the 21 st century. The preamble of the US Constitution is used to define the idea of liberty and Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Chris Revelle’s “The Foundation”

April 28, 2020 3:00 pm

Chris Revelle The Foundation Ink On Paper, Framed With Mat 16” X 14”, 2019 This is another piece from Puffin Cultural Forum’s latest exhibition, “Conversations, 2020.” “The Foundation is a hybrid diagram and portrait, combining the silhouette of George Washington with the 18th century Brooks slave ship diagram. The work Read More

Daily Featured Artwork: Judith Rubenstein’s “Inequality”

April 27, 2020 2:00 pm

Judith Rubenstein Inequality Metal and cardboard sculpture 12″x14″x14″ Today’s featured artwork is from our most recent exhibition Conversations 2020. “People say that current political art does not address power, but shows how it works. Central to my art is the depiction of the sad workings of my society’s power, and Read More

From Our Video Archive: Sharon Katz

April 22, 2020 2:00 pm

PCF Director’s Note: Sharon Katz is a longtime friend of the Puffin and she has graced our stage on many occasions. On October 5, 2018, Sharon came to Teaneck with her crackerjack band yet again to perform songs from her albums and her humanitarian project “Transcending Barriers.” The band was Read More

From Our Video Archive: Hiroya Tsukamoto

April 15, 2020 2:00 pm

PCF Director’s Note: Hiroya Tsukamoto performed for us back in March 16, 2018 and filled our gallery with songs that permeate with a sense of peace, tranquility, and hopeful longing. Combining masterful fingerstyle guitar, and soulful songwriting, Hiroya’s intimate performance left listeners’ hearts thumping with impressions of experiences, and emotions Read More

From Our Video Archive: Teaneck Community Chorus

April 1, 2020 2:00 pm

The Teaneck Community Chorus performs at the Puffin Cultural Forum. This concert is from March 9, 2018. Please enjoy! Harry Belafonte, artist and activist, once quipped, “when the music is strong, the movement is strong.” The Teaneck Community Chorus presents songs from social movements in line with the vision of Read More

ALL Events POSTPONED

Dear Puffin Friends, In light of the developing COVID-19 outbreak and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to cancel all events for the month of March. This includes the Teaneck Community Chorus on March 14th, Violinist Kersten Stevens on March 21st, Exhibition Opening for “Conversations 2020” on Read More

*Cancelled* Puffin Camera Club: Session IV

March 7, 2020 9:00 am

Session IV: March 7- April 5 Saturdays or Sundays 9:00am- 11:00am International photographer Rachel Banai leads an exploration of the art of nature photography in the Teaneck Creek Conservancy. All formats. Classes are ongoing and subject to holiday and seasonal breaks. $50 for 5 sessions for either Saturday OR Sunday Read More

*Postponed* Teaneck Community Chorus

March 14, 2020 8:00 pm

Dear Puffin Friends, In light of the developing COVID-19 outbreak and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to cancel all events for the month of March. This includes the Teaneck Community Chorus on March 14th, Violinist Kersten Stevens on March 21st, Exhibition Event for “Conversations 2020” on Read More

Kersten Stevens with Violin

*Postponed* Kersten Stevens Jazz Quintet

March 21, 2020 8:00 pm

Dear Puffin Friends, In light of the developing COVID-19 outbreak and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to cancel all events for the month of March. This includes the Teaneck Community Chorus on March 14th, Violinist Kersten Stevens on March 21st, Exhibition Event for “Conversations 2020” on Read More

Colin Kaepernick Artoek by Imar Hutchins

*Postponed* Conversations 2020

March 27, 2020 7:00 pm

Dear Puffin Friends, In light of the developing COVID-19 outbreak and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to cancel all events for the month of March. This includes the Teaneck Community Chorus on March 14th, Violinist Kersten Stevens on March 21st, Exhibition Event for “Conversations 2020” on Read More

*Postponed* Indie Lens Pop Up: Bedlam

March 28, 2020 8:00 pm

Dear Puffin Friends, In light of the developing COVID-19 outbreak and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to cancel all events for the month of March. This includes the Teaneck Community Chorus on March 14th, Violinist Kersten Stevens on March 21st, Exhibition Event for “Conversations 2020” on Read More

Easter Island Head Statues

*Cancelled*Indie Lens Popup: Eating Up Easter

April 18, 2020 8:00 pm

DOCUMENTARY | 76 MINUTES Directed by Sergio M. Rapu More than just a picture postcard of iconic stone statues, Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, is a microcosm of a planet in flux. Native Rapanui grapple with a booming tourism trade that rakes in money, but brings about a Read More

*Cancelled* Puffin Camera Club: Session V

April 18, 2020 9:00 am

Session V: April 18- May 17 Saturdays or Sundays 9:00am- 11:00am International photographer Rachel Banai leads an exploration of the art of nature photography in the Teaneck Creek Conservancy. All formats. Classes are ongoing and subject to holiday and seasonal breaks. $50 for 5 sessions for either Saturday OR Sunday Read More