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NJBG Spring Wildflower Walk – May 16th
NEW JERSEY – Spring is breaking out all over, and our native wildflowers are among the first to greet the season. Come exlore them at NJBG’s Spring Wildflower Walk at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden, on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. NJBG’s Wildflower Garden is a haven for native plants, many of which are at their best in the spring. Join NJBG wildflower expert Darlene Nowak to explore the spring bloomers in a walk that will cover several different terrains and the plants that inhabit them, including a spectacular collection of Japanese primroses along the Wildflower Garden’s streams. Wear comfortable shoes; meet at the Carriage House Visitor Center. Rain cancels. A $5 donation is requested. The New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands, which appears on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places, is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the year (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the winter). Admission to the Garden is always free; parking is free in the spring as well. A $5 per car State Park parking charge ($7 for out-of-state visitors) is in effect only on summer weekends and holidays from Memorial Day to Labor Day (inclusive). NJBG/Skylands is located on Morris Road in Ringwood, New Jersey. For an event schedule, membership brochure, directions or more information, please call 973-962-9534 or visit  Photo courtesy of NJBG.

Street Fair & Memorial Day Parade
Woodland Park, New Jersey – On Memorial Day, May 25, the Woodland Park, NJ Recreation Department will hold a Giant Street Fair and parade. The parade that starts at 11 AM.  This event will be held on McBride Ave. from Lackawanna Ave. to Memorial Drive. The Street Fair hours are 12 PM-6 PM.
The street will be transformed into a giant town block party. The special kids section will be brimming with all kinds of fun things to do.  There will be kiddie rides, face painting, sand art, temporary tattoos, pony rides and a petting zoo. Over 100 local merchants and businesses will showcase their shops and offer their special sales. Enjoy the open air cafes along the street fair route offering a wide selection of foods such as hot dogs, ice cream, chicken fingers, zeppoles, shish ka bobs, fresh squeezed lemonade, Italian Ices, French fries, hamburgers, sausage and pepper sandwiches, cheese steaks, roasted corn and more.
There will be live entertainment all day. 
Any local civic organization or local merchant is invited to participate in this event. This is an opportunity for local businesses and groups to promote their establishments or organization.  
For more information call JC Promotions, Inc., 201 998-1144 or email at

PMA Exhibition: Between The Lines, Poland 1974-1990
image002ILLINOIS – An exhibit of black and white photographs of everyday life in Poland from 1974-1990 by Polish photojournalist Stanisław Kulawiak and an installation of images of food lines in 1970s Communist Poland by Creative Group SEM (Z. Bzdak, S. Kulawiak, J. Ochoński, A. Rzepecki, K. Wolski) will be on display at The Polish Museum of America, 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642. Stanislaw Kulawiak attended the University of Science and Technology in Krakow in the 1970s where he and a group of friends, including Chicago Tribune photographer Zbigniew Bzdak, established Creative Group SEM and a photo gallery with the objective of showing documentary photography outside of its traditional outlets, blurring the lines between photography and reality. One of the projects created by the group – Action Trial 2, the life-sized images of food lines displayed as 70-foot-long mural, will be recreated as a central part of this exhibition. Opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 16th at 6 p.m. Exhibit runs from May 16th through June 30th, 2015. Hours: Friday-Tuesday: 11 am – 4 pm, last admission at 3:15 pm; Wednesday: 11 am– 7 pm, last admission at 6:15 pm; Thursday: closed. COST: Opening Reception with refreshments and entertainment: Adults $10; Members $5 (with membership card). Regular visiting hours: Adults – $7; Students and Seniors – $6; Members – $5. The Polish Museum of America is one of the oldest and largest ethnic museums in the United States and offers visitors a range of exhibits, resources and activities related to Polish history, culture and heritage, as well as Polish-American history. Additional information: or call 773-384-3352.

Pizza With A Purpose Fundraiser
NEW JERSEY – Tri M Music Honor Society, a team in the Relay for Life Clifton will be partnering with California Pizza Kitchen for a Pizza With A Purpose night on Tuesday, May 19th from 11 AM to 10 PM at 1400 Willowbrook Mall in Wayne. The kitchen is located between Sears and Macy’s. Enjoy your dining and the California Pizza Kitchen will generously donate 20% of your pre-tax bill to their team. Your purchase can be dine-in or take-out. Please come and enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner and support the team. Visit Relay for Life Clifton on FB and print out the flier to give to your server. The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is a celebration of hope and survivorship. Team members take turns walking or running on the track, all day and all night, to fight cancer. The annual Relay for Life of Clifton is set for Saturday, May 30, 2015 2 PM to Sunday, May 31, 2015 6 AM at Clifton High School. For more information about Relay for Life Clifton visit

Nyack Street Fair
NEW YORK – The Nyack Street Fair will be held May 17th in Nyack, NY from 10 am to 5 pm. Nyack is a historic picturesque town located on the Hudson River close to the Tappan Zee Bridge. The fair will feature 300 booths lining downtown Main St. & Broadway with crafts, art, retail & commercial booths, collectibles, festival foods, music and a large kid’s area located in the Main St. parking lot. Many quaint outdoor cafes line the streets. The fair draws over 25,000 people from all over the tri-state area. This is a free admission show and is held rain or shine. For further information and directions go to or call 201-666-1340. The fair is promoted by P.J.’s Promotions and is sponsored by ACADA (Art, Craft & Antiques Dealers Association). The next two Nyack Street Fairs will be held on July 12 & Oct. 11.

Exhibit Features Artwork of Polish Artist Tomalak
NEW YORK – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Polish artist S.J.A. Tomalak in Portal of Enigma. The exhibition opens on May 19th and will run until June 9th, 2015. The opening reception will take place Thursday, May 21st, from 6-8 PM. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. With rough, sculpted surfaces and an abstract application of pigments, the works of S.J.A. Tomalak evoke the surreal beauty of urban decay. This is something Tomalak pursues quite purposefully, seeking to portray the inevitable chemical processes of the sun, gravity, and erosion that move through all our lives, breaking down and aging both people and objects. It’s not an apocalyptic vision of the end, but an acceptance of the cyclical nature of our environment. A chemist, Tomalak is very interested in different materials such as ground minerals, construction materials, and acrylic and polymer compounds, all of which he utilizes when forming his highly textured canvases. Tomalak is constantly experimenting with techniques and pigments, and most of his work is created with completely original mediums and elements. Tomalak started painting at sixteen, and his artistic roots lie in traditional landscape painting. Though Tomalak’s work today is abstract, one can still recognize a separation between heaven and earth and a sense of the picturesque. Tomalak’s paintings reflect the world’s complexity as well as his own emotions and anxieties. The gallery is located at 530 West 25th St., Chelsea, NY. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11 AM-6 PM. check out

Jazz Violinist, Michal Urbaniak, Performing In Maryland!
MARYLAND – Internationally renowned jazz violinist MICHAL URBANIAK is coming to town! We warmly encourage you to hear him play on Thursday, May 21 (7:30 pm) at the Bethesda Blues Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814. Use code BBJPOL at checkout for a 20% discount on the ticket price!
Michal Urbaniak – jazz , internationally renowned violinist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, discoverer of talent, a Polish-born “citizen of the world”. Known as the co-founder and creator of fusion music. Since 1973 he has lived in New York City. He became famous in the world of recording an album “Tutu” with the greatest jazz legend Miles Davis. He’s invited and has been invited to co-operate with such famous jazz musicians as Quincy Jones, Billy Cobham, Stephane Grappelli, Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Kenny Garrett, George Benson, Marcus Miller, JacoPastorius, Toots Thielmans, Kenny Kirkland, Larry Coryell, Lenny White, AlphonzeMouzon .  He is a leader, composer and arranger of his projects: “Jazz Legends”, “Fusion”, “Urbanator”, “Urbanizer”, “UrbSymphony”.  Winner of the Grand Prix Festival in Montreux for Best Soloist (1971). He has performed at major jazz festivals in the world: Newport Jazz Festival, JVC Festival, Chicago Jazz Festival, Lugano, Den Haag et al. He has performed several times at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and the world famous jazz clubs and New York (Blue Note, Village Vanguard, Sweet Basil, et al. ). The award-winning , winner of international polls, and his name in the prestigious “Down Beat” (1992), was among the biggest names in jazz in first place in five categories.  Urbaniak is the world’s first violinist who played the violin on 5 strings, built especially for him. For many years associated with the film and theater, he has written music for such films as “Astonished”, “As the Band Played On “, “Dreambird ” (in the U.S.) and “Farewell to Autumn” M. Trelinski, “Spona” W.Szarek, “The Debt” and “The great thing” K. Krauze (Poland). He received the main prize at the International Film Festival in Gdynia for music for film “The Debt”, “Farewell to Autumn” and “Eden”.  As the first to introduce jazz and rap to the symphony in a project called “UrbSymphony” ( Czestochowa Philharmonic, 1995). He has made more than 60 albums. The last plate design Urbaniak, “Miles of Blue” (Sony Music, 2010) is dedicated to Miles Davis, and was certified platinum. In September 2011, Agora Publishing House, published a book about his life, written by Andrew Makowiecki: “I, Urbanator”. Personality and intelligence jazz filmmakers noticed. In autumn 2012, the premiere of the film directed by Peter Trzaskalski: “My Father’s Bike”. Michal Urbaniak played the starring role and it got the award for best actor in the international Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia and Eagle 2013 – Polish Film Award in the category Discovery of the Year.

Zywa legenda polskiego jazzu, Michal Urbaniak, skrzypek jazzowy, saksofonista, kompozytor, aranzer, lider zespolow, ktorego poczatki kariery muzycznej siegaja wstecz do wczesnych lat szescdziesiatych, muzyk, ktory gral z Krzysztofem Komeda, Zbigniewem Namyslowskim, Czeslawem Niemenem… wystapi na jedynym koncercie w Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club w Bethesda, MD (7719 Wisconsin Avenue.)

News from John Wolf Jr.
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