Celebrating Black History Month with a bang… and maybe a rata-tat-tat too is C-Clear Productions and Patersonian Craig Redmond at the 13th Annual Drum Clinic and Music Workshop on February 20, 2010.
The workshop is at a new location this year. The Paterson Museum at 2 Market Street will be filled with the sounds of music and entertainment. This event, which is open to the public, and free for all ages is geared toward inspiring boys and girls toward music. Instructors include Paterson teacher and musician Craig Redmond, vocal instructor Darryl Redmond, percussion and drum Instructors Sir G. Earl Grice, Jr; and Jaimeo Brown; guitar instructor Willy Dalton, and bass guitar instructor Tony Mahone.
Registration begins at 10:00 AM, and the hands-on workshop begins at 11:00 AM. Refreshments will be served. For more information call Craig Redmond at 973-225-0087.
“While some may consider Paterson’s industrial era now just part of history, its spirit is alive inside an old warehouse, a former silk mill, now home to the NJ Hi-Railers, a non-profit club for model train enthusiasts.”
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Patients at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital (SJCH), an acute care specialized state design]’ghmnated children’s hospital at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) in Paterson, received a pre-Christmas visit from three New Jersey Devils hockey players, #2 Mark Fraser, #28 Vladimir Zharkov, and #32 Matthew Corrente.
All three stars brought smiles to the faces of patients and staff alike, talking with pediatric patients, posing for photographs and signing autographs. St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital extends a very special thanks to the New Jersey Devils for providing signed New Jersey Devils jerseys and calendars to each of the pediatric patients visited.
Shown with Claudia Sroka (center), a St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital pediatric patient, are, left to right, #28 Vladimir Zharkov, #32 Matthew Corrente, and #2 Mark Fraser of the New Jersey Devils.
Braving the cold weather at the Paterson Holiday Parade of Lights was especially worth it for three children and their families, when they heard their X-Box raffle numbers called from the grand-stand.
For the tenth consecutive year, the Businesses and Merchants of Downtown Paterson sponsored the City of Paterson’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, which immediately followed the parade on Saturday, December 12th. In addition to sponsoring the cost of the tree, the merchants sponsored the giveaway of three X-Box elite game systems. All kids under the age of 13, who waited and enjoyed the parade on the Market Street potion of the parade route, received a complimentary raffle ticket.
This year’s three winners were Ragee Clark (13) of Paterson, Zaire Jacobs (12) of Paterson and Reina Ramos (6) of West Orange, who was in town to watch the parade with her Aunt, a Paterson resident. Pictured above, Downtown Paterson SID Executive Director Sheri Ferreira, and Downtown SID Board Member and Business Administrator Jamie Dykes, present the three lucky children with their X-Box game systems!
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Join Paterson residents and friends of neighboring communities as The City of Paterson and businesses usher in the holiday season of festivities and shopping in Downtown Paterson with a parade of floats, clowns, characters, school marching bands, antique cars… And lots of other surprises.
The parade will begin at the corner of Main Street and Dey Street and will continue through the reviewing stand at City Hall (155 Market Street) and end at Market St. and Church St.
Immediately following the parade is the City’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, which is funded by and presented by the Merchants and Businesses of Downtown Paterson. Every boy and girl under the age of 13 on the Market Street route of the parade will be given a free raffle ticket for a chance to win one of three X-Box game systems. Winning raffle numbers will be announced at the Tree Lighting Ceremony.
The acclaimed Rosa Parks Performing Arts High School Choir will perform three musical numbers at the lighting ceremony before Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres lights the tree, a 35-foot spruce tree shipped from Valfei tree farms in Canada, and adorned with thousands of colorful light bulbs. At the conclusion of the tree lighting, Paterson’s sky will be lit with a fireworks display.
In addition to the parade and tree lighting, enjoy Santa’s Village at Colt Street (next to City Hall). Attractions include free pictures with Santa for children, sponsored by the Paterson Urban Enterprise Zone.
The Paterson Holiday Parade, is a true community favorite, with representation in the form of floats of the various cultures and their respective holiday traditions. There is something for everyone. Don’t miss this spectacular event.
For more information contact Parade organizer Marcia Jullian, of the Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs at 973-278-4019 or Tree Lighting organizer, Sheri Ferreira at the Downtown Paterson SID at 973-881-7300 or email@example.com
The Eastside Neighborhood Association, a not-for-profit organization of homeowners who live in and around Eastside Park, Paterson, will host its 21st annual self-guided walking tour on Sunday, Dec. 6, from 3 to 7 p.m. Residents of Paterson’s Eastside Park will once again open their homes to the public, and this year patrons will receive an extra treat — the seven featured homes will be fully decorated for the holiday season.