Happy New Year!
Fair Lawn SunRise Rotary 1stDay 5K Run
The Fair Lawn SunRise Rotary Annual 1stDay 5K Run and 3K Family Walk will be held on Tuesday, January 1, 2013. This New Year's Day event will be held at Memorial Middle School, Fair Lawn, New Jersey and will benefit Rotary charities and the Rotary Gift of Life.
Click here for more information about the Fair Lawn, NJ SunRise Rotary 1stDay 5K Run: http://www.mybergen.com/
First Night in Morristown: Morris County's 2013 New Year's Celebration
December 31, 2012 marks the 21st year for First Night in Morris County, New Jersey’s biggest and brightest New Year’s Eve non-alcoholic celebration of the arts – with nearly 300 artists, 80 events in 24 venues – representing dance, drama, music, visual arts and children’s events.
For all 21 years, the Arts Council of the Morris Area has served as First Night’s artistic programmer, researching and securing topflight performers who routinely attract 5,000-10,000 people from throughout the state and beyond. This year’s program features nearly 70% new artists (or artists returning after several years), many of whom have played the White House, Carnegie Hall, the Grand Ole Opry, and similarly top venues. In one night, you can hear 5-time Grammy nominee and roots/bluegrass wonder, Cia Cherryholmes, with Stetson Adkisson direct from Nashville or check out our star-studded jazz lineup which includes trumpeter Warren Vaché, Boardwalk Empire clarinetist Dan Levinson, Rio Clemente, Grover Kemble as well as guitar “gods” – the legendary Bucky Pizzarelli, a special guest with the fabulous Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo.
Rock the house with The British Invasion Tribute who opened for Ringo Starr, played with Eric Clapton and offer the best of American and British classic 60s rock.
World cultures intrigue you? You can hear tabla and sitar music of North India (The Kolkota Duo), music, dance (and costumes) of Russia (Barynya) and the unique combination of tap dancing with West African dance and drumming (Féraba). Burn up the floors with Colombia’s steamy Salsaoco, savor the passionate klezmer music of the David Glukh’s virtuosic ensemble or channel Bob Marley’s Caribbean vibe with Random Test Reggae.
Love classical music? Catch Laryssa Krupa’s Nova Chamber Ensemble, Harmonium Choral Society, the New Philharmonic of NJ chamber orchestra, or the talented young pianists, Ana Gligvashvili and James Rosenblum.
Prefer your classical music with a twist? The Sweet Plantain Quartet blends Beethoven, Bach, blues, Latin, jazz and rap, while marimba player Greg Giannascoli’
Theatre more your thing? Watch renowned master of mime, Yass Hakoshima, or hear Titanic survivors’ touching stories (with the Travelling Literary Theatre). Laugh with comedian Moody McCarthy, enjoy Felicity Jones (Me Pluribus Unum), as she campaigns to become Queen of America, or let comic hypnotist Marshal Manlove coach you in speaking Martian.
A reptile show, a comic folk singer, a champion drum and bugle corps, the Battle of the Bands, the organist from Yankee Stadium, a flea circus, magicians, illusionists, early American music and old-time bluegrass will round out the offerings. Mix in 2 visual arts exhibits and 2 sets of fireworks and you have an unbeatable way to herald 2013!
One inexpensive admission (before Dec. 26: $20/ticket; 4 pack for $70) covers all events at First Night. Every venue is indoors and a free shuttle will take you to all locations. For more details on First Night Morris County, click here: http://www.yourmorris.com/
The Resolution Run 5K New Year's Day Run in Hillsborough, NJ
How about welcoming the New Year with a new commitment to fitness? The Resolution Run 5K is your answer.
This 3.1 mile race (it’s walker friendly, too) is a great way to start off your new or continued emphasis on a fit lifestyle. Join the healthy fun on New Year’s Day, 2013.
The Resolution Run 5K is held in centrally located Hillsborough Township in Somerset County, New Jersey. It’s a low-key, fun celebration of the New Year for all levels of runners and walkers. You can even stay up late the night before for your own celebration and then participate in the run on Tuesday morning, January 1, 2013, at the civilized time of 11:00 am.
The event and the course is USA Track & Field-NJ Sanctioned and Certified. USATF-NJ members can earn points in the 2013 Grand Prix competition.
The race is being timed with the "D" Chip by Compuscore, NJ’s foremost timing and finish line coordinator. Finish times and placements will be available immediately after the race and official results will also be available within hours at the Compuscore website.
There will be awards and refreshments after you cross the finish Line. All participants will receive a quality, custom designed long sleeve HOODY sweatshirt as well as a Finisher's Ribbon.
The event is a project of the Resolutions For Others Foundation. Established in 2001, the Hillsborough based Foundation is registered as a charitable, nonprofit corporation with the State of New Jersey.For more details on this Somerset County, NJ New Year's Day event, click here: http://www.yoursomerset.com/