Events

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.” Read More

#BlackOutTuesday

June 2, 2020 2:00 pm

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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 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 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 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