Brick Builders

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark recently honored city leaders and supporters committed to making Newark a positive place for its youth at its annual gala, Building Our Children’s Future One Brick at a Time.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker was presented the William “Jazz” Jones Brightest Star Award by Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark members. RIGHT: Newark Alliance CEO Al Koeppe, left, recipient of the 2011 Award for Caring, with Jonathan Colon, Youth of the Year Award recipient.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker was presented the William “Jazz” Jones Brightest Star Award by Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark members. RIGHT: Newark Alliance CEO Al Koeppe, left, recipient of the 2011 Award for Caring, with Jonathan Colon, Youth of the Year Award recipient.

Spicy Fund-Raiser

The 8th Annual Somerset Hills Educational Foundation Chili Cook-Off hosted 700-plus cowpokes, served 22 lip-smackin’ recipes and raised more than $100,000. Proceeds will support technology and faculty grants. The event was hosted at the Upton Pyne estate on Bernards Mountain.

LEFT: “This ain’t no bull!” say Tim and Tara Hanlon of Bernardsville as they ride the bucking bronco. RIGHT: Event supporters include, from left, Lynne Brum, event chair; Katherine and Scott Niccolai, owners of Wild Bill’s Soda; Thomas and Donna O’Dea, and benefactor Penelope Ayers.

LEFT: “This ain’t no bull!” say Tim and Tara Hanlon of Bernardsville as they ride the bucking bronco. RIGHT: Event supporters include, from left, Lynne Brum, event chair; Katherine and Scott Niccolai, owners of Wild Bill’s Soda; Thomas and Donna O’Dea, and benefactor Penelope Ayers.

 

Film Fanatics

The Montclair International Film Festival celebrated the Academy Awards with their first fund-raiser at the Clubhouse, owned by Steven Plofker and Bobbi Brown, in Montclair.

From left, Bob Feinberg, chairman of the board; Stephen Colbert, comedian; and Evie Colbert and Warren Ross, board members.

From left, Bob Feinberg, chairman of the board; Stephen Colbert, comedian; and Evie Colbert and Warren Ross, board members.

Warhol Works

Nearly 600 members and friends of the Montclair Art Museum attended the opening of “Warhol and Cars: American Icons,” which runs through June 19.

ABOVE: From left, Newt Schott, president of MAM’s board; Gail Stavitsky, MAM curator; Eric Shiner, Andy Warhol Museum director; and Susan Bershad, MAM trustee. RIGHT: From left, Alix Schwartz, MAM curator of contemporary art; Eric Shiner; and Lora Urbanelli, MAM director.

ABOVE: From left, Newt Schott, president of MAM’s board; Gail Stavitsky, MAM curator; Eric Shiner, Andy Warhol Museum director; and Susan Bershad, MAM trustee. RIGHT: From left, Alix Schwartz, MAM curator of contemporary art; Eric Shiner; and Lora Urbanelli, MAM director.


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