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Programs & Services Offered at
Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center
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Voice Studio and Artist-in-Residence
Private Vocal Coaching and Instruction
For over 10 years Corinna has been cultivating the vocal talents of beginners and seasoned performers alike. Corinna teaches a form of Bel Canto vocal technique from the Herbert Caesari school of singing that instills in each singer the fundamental understanding of the voice as a natural instrument. Recognizing that singing is an extension of speech, both physically and mentally, Corinna helps students of all levels connect to the joy of singing.
MUSIC AT THE MANSION MONTHLY CABARET SERIES
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“Music at the Mansion” is a series showcasing talented performers from NYC and NJ. The series is hosted by NYC Cabaret singer and Bloomfield resident Corinna Sowers-Adler and features Deborah Martin on piano.
The last Sunday of the month the New York Metropolitan area’s most talented and renowned cabaret performers and musicians—some of whom include Broadway and television credits—perform a set of songs in one of the most beautiful and acoustically perfect rooms, the Solarium.
The series is completely vocally acoustic, reminiscent of House Concerts of times gone by. Audiences have been thrilled with the intimate setting, beautiful atmosphere and the sound of the voice in its purest form.
YOGA AT OAKESIDE WITH LIZ PAGAN
Monday evenings: 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Seven-class series: $105
Drop-in: $18 per class
Class size is limited.
RYT-500 certified teacher Liz Pagan is a student in the tradition of B.K.S. lyengar, which emphasizes precise, careful body alignment, maximum spinal extension and balanced development of muscular flexibility, strength and stamina. We use “props” including such common items as walls, chairs, blankets and straps to help us safely explore and extend our physical limits.
These ongoing classes are suitable for active beginners and continuing Level 1 students. If you’re fit enough to get up and down from the floor, you’re fit enough for yoga!
We will do standing poses to build foundation strength, along with forward extensions, backward bends, twists and balancing poses. The class will work towards basic inversions including shoulder balance.
To Register: Contact Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-429-0288.
Wednesdays 1:00-2:00pm and 7:30-8:30pm
With 25 yrs of experience as a staff art director, freelance designer, fine artist and tutor, Lauren can help beginning artists discover their creative talents and develop a new hobby. Lessons cover basic drawing with various mediums including pastel, charcoal, pencil. Choose from a variety of subjects including still life, portraiture, and landscape while learning about line, color, texture, form, shape and composition. Students can advance to painting with watercolor and acrylics. With individual lessons, the art student has the benefit of setting their own pace and choosing their own subject matter, including outdoor settings, weather permitting. Spouses, children (ages 10 and up) and friends are welcome to join the art lesson at a reduced rate.Private lessons are $70/hour. A semi-private lesson for 2-4 students is $50/hour, per person.
To register contact Lauren at email@example.com or call 917.331.2957
Holiday Lunches, Brunches and Teas
Some of our children’s programs include Treats with Tweety, Lunch with the Leprechaun, Brunch with the Easter Bunny, and Tea with Mrs. Claus. These programs allow children to have their picture taken with each character as well as making crafts and enjoying some favorite snacks. These sold-out programs are probably the most popular events held throughout the year.
Summer Art Camp
Oakeside is pleased to offer three weeks of summer art classes. Session 1 (July 18 – 22) features Adventures in Cooking, taught by Nicole Murphy. Session 2 (July 25 – 29) and Session 3 (August 8 – 12) offer a chance to learn about Art History, taught by Vickie Payne (Session 2) and Danielle Bocchiaro (Session 3). More details are available by downloading the 2016SummerArtClassDescriptions and 2016SummerArtCampSchedule brochures. Please download a 2016SummerArtCampRegistration to sign up for one or more sessions. You may call the Oakeside office at 973-429-0960 with any questions.
Oakeside also has joined with Bella Princess to offer unique parties for Children. Bella Princess offers spectacular interactive theme parties and entertainment for your child’s Birthday party or special occasion.
From the Ultimate Princess & Knight Party to the Out Of This World Children’s Spa Party, we have you covered. Children love to pretend… Bella Princess allows them do just that, in a safe, tasteful and magical way. Our entertainment and parties are like stepping right into your favorite story book or imagination. They are enchanting, magical and filled with fun and excitement!
MURDER AT THE MANSION SHOWS
“Murder at the Mansion” shows presented by Oakeside and Kathy Reed Productions (http://www.kathyreedproductions.com) are held 6 times a year with different themes such as Murder at Mulligan’s Wake, where guests need to find out what happened to poor Michael Patrick Mulligan, Murder in Paradise, where guests are passengers on the SS Libido, Murder Under the Mistletoe, where toy company owner Harry Humbug turns up missing, Chiller Thriller Awards Murder and Romance Can be Murder. Guests enjoy dinner and the show and participate in solving the crime.
ADDITIONAL ANNUAL EVENTS
Taste of Bloomfield
Taste of Bloomfield is one of our premiere events in which over 20 restaurants display their signature dishes for patrons to taste. The afternoon consists of sampling tasty treats and a Cabaret performance by Corinna Sowers-Adler, artist-in-residence.
Autumn Tricky Tray
Tricky Tray is held annually in October. This sold-out event is a night full of fun, games and prizes. Attendees enjoy each other’s camaraderie as well as winning themed prize baskets and good food.
Art exhibits by local and area art clubs and individuals are hosted by Oakeside throughout the year.
A few times a year we enjoy dinner at Oakeside followed by a bus trip to New York City to see some of the most popular shows on Broadway. We also make our annual trek to Atlantic City.
The Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center is also available for business meetings and other non-catered events. Please contact Kim Reilly, Executive Director, at Oakeside240@aol.com for more information and availability.