Church hosts Rise up for Roe rally for reproductive justice

Church hosts Rise up for Roe rally for reproductive justice

SUMMIT, NJ — Beacon, the Unitarian Universalist congregation in Summit, hosted a Rise Up for Roe rally on Sunday, Jan. 22. Though the weather was cold, men and women gathered in front of the church to support the right to abortions and reproductive health care. The congregation declared its support for age-appropriate, gender-affirming care to […]

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey receives multiple grants

SUMMIT, NJ — The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey recently received multiple grant awards from several funders, in support of VACNJ’s continued commitment to empowering people to see, make and learn about art. The grants awarded to the art center are: • PwC Charitable Foundation Inc. awarded VACNJ $25,000 to support VACNJ’s partnership with […]

Bicycle helmet safety tips from the Summit Police Department

SUMMIT, NJ — The Summit Police Department is sharing bicycle helmet safety tips and information for riders of all ages. According to the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, head injury is the most serious injury type and the most common cause of death among bicyclists. The National Injury Prevention Foundation reports that nearly […]

Grants awarded to Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Grants awarded to Reeves-Reed Arboretum

SUMMIT, NJ — Reeves-Reed Arboretum was awarded more than $200,000 in grants during the 2022 year. The nonprofit public garden, a 13.5-acre estate located in Summit, is listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. It is open 365 days a year, free of charge, and welcomes more than 100,000 visitors annually. […]

A world of wonder awaits at Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s ‘Imaginature’ art exhibit

A world of wonder awaits at Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s ‘Imaginature’ art exhibit

SUMMIT, NJ — Escape the winter cold and enter into a world of wonder at Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s first art exhibition of 2023, “Imaginature: Children’s Book Art.” This exhibition features illustrations, paintings and wood block prints by artists Margaret Peot and Giselle Potter. The show runs from Tuesday, Feb. 7, through Sunday, May 14, and comprises […]

PBA, FMBA host successful Toys for Tots holiday toy drive

PBA, FMBA host successful Toys for Tots holiday toy drive

SUMMIT, NJ — The Summit Policemen’s Benevolent Association Local 55 and Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association Local 54 hosted the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots holiday toy drive, with support from the Summit Police Department and Summit Fire Department. An estimated 1,000 toys were donated this year. The toys were picked up on […]

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey to open ‘Olas Caribenas/Caribbean Waves’ in January

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey to open ‘Olas Caribenas/Caribbean Waves’ in January

SUMMIT, NJ — The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will open “Olas Caribenas/Caribbean Waves,” an interdisciplinary exhibit that explores the visual art and folklife traditions of the Caribbean diaspora in New Jersey, on Monday, Jan. 23. The displayed work will be on view through Sunday, June 4. In the main gallery, “Jairo Alfonso: Objectscapes” […]

The Connection hosts a conversation with best-selling author

The Connection hosts a conversation with best-selling author

SUMMIT, NJ — In celebration of a 100-year commitment to equality for all, The Connection hosted a conversation with Heather McGhee, author of New York Times bestseller “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together,” at Summit High School in partnership with the Summit Interfaith Council AntiRacism Committee on […]

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is certified sensory inclusive

SUMMIT, NJ — The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey recently received certification as a sensory-inclusive venue from the nonprofit organization KultureCity. Being sensory inclusive promotes an accommodating and positive experience for all VACNJ guests with sensory issues and further reinforces one of the art center’s main values: inclusivity. The certification process involved VACNJ staff […]

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