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Newark Arts Celebrates Ellen Lambert

Newark Arts recently celebrated the life and career of Ellen Lambert, recently retired Chief Diversity Officer of PSEG, President of PSEG Foundation and Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship and Culture at a festive fundraiser in Newark.

The venue was transformed into a sculpture garden featuring a specially-commissioned energy-powered work by lighting artist Sunil Garg. The one-of-a-kind fundraising event highlighted Lambert’s career as an advocate for women, underserved populations, social investment and the arts.

“What an honor it was to be recognized as a champion for diversity both in the corporate sector and in the arts,” Lambert said. “I am quite pleased to have been a part of this exciting event to raise much needed dollars to support the arts community in Newark.”

Funds raised will help sustain the non-profit’s efforts to support community-driven initiatives. The organization is well-known for the Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival, an annual fall tour of public and private art spaces, studios and galleries across the city.

Newark Arts has awarded over $500,000 in grants to neighborhood individuals and local organizations through the ArtStart program. Newark Arts is also the incubator of the Newark Arts Education Roundtable, a strategic alliance of 80+ arts education stakeholders, who ensure that Newark early learners and students have equitable access to high quality, sequential arts education opportunities.

When asked to reflect on the event, Newark Arts Executive Director Jeremy Johnson said, “There is no more deserving honoree than Ellen Lambert. Her career is a testament to the power of diversity, and Newark Arts has always been at the forefront of diversity in the arts.”

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Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s Annual Celebrating New Jersey Gala

On May 3rd, Alzheimer’s New Jersey is hosting their seventh annual Celebrating New Jersey Gala, and #HipNJ has the scoop!

The highly anticipated gala will include fabulous food, a silent auction, and spectacular musical entertainment.  Support of the gala will benefit Alzheimer’s New Jersey in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, working toward improving the lives of people in New Jersey who are affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementia’s by offering continuous hope and support.

During the evening, the Circle of Honor award will be presented to Tony Dearing as recipient of the Spirit Award for his outstanding volunteerism in raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. Educational Testing Services is the recipient of the Corporation of the Year Award for outstanding corporate philanthropy and community dedication.

Proceeds raised form the Celebrating New Jersey Gala will directly support local programs and services for families facing this devastating disease, as well as research for a cure.

To purchase tickets or for additional information, contact Julie Schuldner, Vice President, Development and Communications at jschuldner@alznj.org or call 973-586-4300.

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Comedian Dan Pulzello on Comedy Night

Comedian Dan Pulzello joined Lisa Marie Latino in the #HipNJ studio to discuss Comedy Night, an event benefiting The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund.

Comedy Night will be held on February 28th at the Glen Rock Inn. The comedy event will feature Pulzello, as well as Joe Devito and Kevin Dombrowski.

Dan Pulzello has performed at Eastville Comedy Club, The Triad Theater, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, The Stand, and Broadway Comedy Club.

The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation’s mission is to help families tackle childhood cancer by providing comprehensive financial, emotional and practical support to help reduce the stress associated with treatment and improve their quality of life.

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