SPECIAL COMING ATTRACTION: FAMILY FUN NIGHT at Academy of Music & Dance in Spotswood, NJ June 25 by Calvin Schwartz
INTRODUCING YOUR HOSTS: multi-media artist Mia (Maria) Savarese:
Maria Savarese is a perfect spotlight personality. In our early days of friendship, strictly digital and fortified by our posts on Facebook walls, I began to notice her unique aura and zest for life. Her art intrigued. Exact chronology escapes me but after months of absorbing her art, suddenly one morning, we were talking on the phone; a logical inevitable extension of the phenomenon of Facebook friending.
And more logical extensions; one morning Maria, Tara-Jean (my co-host at NJ Discover) and I were sitting at a diner in East Brunswick, coffee still steaming and eggs cooling, as our conversation took us deeply into Maria’s world of art and being a breast cancer survivor and how we could share her story; a perfect depiction of Jersey Strong.
Several times during our interview, she said, “a child is living inside me.” I understood that it was energy, spirit and exuberance (and a hint of innocence) reflected in her art which surrounded me. I reminded her about a Facebook picture of herself standing on a fallen tree perhaps 40 feet above a ravine and asked if she was scared. “Not at all; it was fun. It’s life.” Then she said, “to beat cancer is a gift. And I live my life now with that gift.”
Now she is directing her unlimited energies to helping co-ordinate Family Fun Night at Spotswood Academy of Music and Dance, with offerings of her art and jewelry creations, music, Christine Barath, psychic and medium, face painting, art and clay, mani/pedis, singing, food, games; an all-around fun night to kick off the summer season. The night, in part is brought to you by The Academy of Music and Dance, Mozarts and Einsteins, a Preschool of Integrated Arts and Academics, LA Perfection Nails in Spotswood, Country Roads Day Camp, Top Ballers Athletics and Parties by Dylan & Company specializing in entertaining young children with music and Kumon Math and Reading Center of Spotswood.
At FUN NIGHT, Rock and Roll over to the Mia Art Activity Room to explore Mixed Media Art. Artists of all ages and skill levels, get ready to think outside the box to create one of a kind music themed pieces! (Some items will require pickup the next day, as we will be using glues, paints and clay).
CALVIN SCHWARTZ for NJ DISCOVER
FUN NIGHT SPONSORS NOTE EACH SPONSOR WILL BE DONATING A RAFFLE PRIZE!!
Academy of Music and Dance is celebrating 25 years serving the communities of Spotswood, East Brunswick, Monroe and surrounding areas. Specializing in all instruments (piano, guitar, violin, etc.) voice, musical theater, early childhood piano classes, rock bands and dance classes, they welcome students of all levels of ability and talent; from beginners to advanced. Lessons and classes are offered weekday afternoons and evenings, and Saturday mornings and afternoons. Parents love saving time in their busy week coordinating lessons on multiple instruments and dance classes for all family members at the same time. Located at 404 Main Street, Suite C in Spotswood. (732) 251-3050 http://musicanddancenj.com/
The Academy is hosting the event and activities such as Dance! Dance! Dance! and Name That Tune Escape Room.
Mozarts and Einsteins, a Preschool of Integrated Arts and Academics: Dance, Sing. Play. Laugh. Learn. Enrolling Infants/Toddlers, Ages 2 – 6, Full Day Kindergarten and Aftercare of the Arts (Grades 1st – 5th). Now Enrolling for the 2017/18 School Year. http://www.mande-jamesburg.com/ 175 Gatzmer Avenue in Jamesburg, NJ. (732) 521-2400
At LA Perfection Nails, you can get manicures, pedicures and waxing. Walk-ins always welcome. They offer a relaxing and rejuvenating experience that you will want again and again. http://www.laperfectionnailsspotswood.com/ 404 Main St, Ste B Spotswood, NJ 08884- (732) 251 – 8484 or (732) 251 – 8585
LA Perfection Nails in Spotswood will be open for additional hours just for Family Fun Night! Come in for a mani/pedis! There will be Face Painting available for the kids!
Parties by Dylan & Company specializes in entertaining young children with music! Great for baby’s first birthday, toddler parties, holiday entertainment, preschool events and more. They come to you for an hour of interactive and engaging activities. Their Biggest Fans are Under Five! www.PartiesByDylan.com (732) 536-0404
Christine Barath http://christinebarath.com/
Psychic/ Evidential Medium / tarot / Trance
A psychic reading I will use the cards. A mediumship read we will connect you with your loved ones in spirit …. I can also go into trance, after your medium read , your loved one, I will go into trance they will guide me to make you a gift of pottery
Country Roads, situated on a beautifully shaded, 26-acre campus is a quality premiere camp that has also stayed affordable for our generations of campers. This is a personal commitment we make to our camp families…to provide the best summer vacation a child can experience at the best possible price.
New campers are just friends we haven’t met yet!! Call us today and start your Country Roads experience…become a Country Roader!
Country Roads Day Camp 139 Pinebrook Road Manalapan, NJ 07726 732-446-4100 countryroadsdaycamp.com
TOP BALLER ATHLETICS
BECAUSE ATHLETICS IS AS MUCH MENTAL AS IT IS PHYSICAL
At top baller athletics our Mission is to give each athlete the skills, discipline, and self-esteem through a holistic perspective to help them grow as a person and a player. We take on an “inside – out” perspective. If the athlete is both mentally and physically strong they have the best opportunity for success. Top Baller is committed to overall athletic conditioning for each individual sport. All sports require skill, yet they also require cardio, strength, agility, and balance. We analyze each athlete’s ability and create a log that will track their progression throughout their time with Top Baller Athletics. This log will not only motivate the athlete but help him/her set and achieve their goals as well as reach their highest potential. The ultimate goal of Top Baller Athletics is to help our “ballers” navigate the challenges both on and off the playing field.
What we will do at Family Fun Night:
We will demonstrate and allow the children to participate in various balance, speed and core strength training drills.
Kumon Math and Reading Center of Spotswood NJ can make your smart kind even SMARTER!!! Enroll in the best after school enrichment program near you. They are located at 420 Main Street in the same plaza as Dunkin’ Donuts. Visit https://www.kumon.com/