Stefania Gallico

Stefania is an illustrator and film nerd obsessed with visual storytelling. She has been writing, drawing and making horror movies ever since she was a kid. After graduating from School of Visual Arts in Manhattan she moved to LA to channel her love of stories into a career as a…

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Ahna Tessler

  www.ahnatesslerphotography.com I’m a mother who was living in New York City for the past 23 years. Now I’m a Jersey Girl! My first experience as a photographer began on the other side of the camera when my father would take photos of my sisters and me.  Although he is…

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Lizette Henson-Viloria

Lizette Henson-Viloria is an interior architect based in NYC. She designs high-end residences, hotels and restaurants with the Rockwell Group and had been a Project Leader at Yabupushelberg- an internationally renowned Interior design firm. Her passion for food and design is driven by her curiosity wherever she travels locally and…

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Adam Pitt

I spent many years working in large corporations hiding my identity as an Artist. In fact, I  have been a woodcut printmaker for 26 years making over 330 different prints about my experiences in the workplace unbeknownst to my bosses. I had many stressful, brutal and enlightening experiences as an…

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Sofi Kozyreff

Illustrator. Graphic designer. Sculptor. Painter. Artist! Http://Instagram.com/sofikzy

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Colleen Geddes

Colleen Geddes is a proud union member of IATSE TWU Local 764, the wardrobe union for Broadway Theater, Film and Television. She works mostly as a stitcher on multiple Broadway shows including WICKED and the new WEST SIDE STORY. She excels at repairs and rebuilding the costumes for the stage….

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Daniela Castaldo

My name is Daniela and I am a local artist whose favorite thing to do is cartoons, but I do other things as well.

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Andee Post

Andee was born into a family of artists, who were engrossed in the artistic and cultural aspects of Leonia. During her childhood, Andee’s parents participated in the Players Guild, where she first assisted her mother in applying the actors’ makeup, and later became an actor herself. Andee is a member…

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Heather Lynch

My art is my life. Whatever I am doing, I am painting, even in my mind creating pieces until I can get into the studio and make them come to life. I find inspiration everywhere–looking at shapes, textures and lines. I am also a Fine Arts Instructor. Children are so…

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Lara Apelian

Lara Apelian is a licensed architect in NY and NJ.  Her studio, Lara Apelian Studio, is a full service architecture and interiors firm specializing in residential and select commercial spaces steeped in beautiful color palettes.  Lara is also an artist, working primarily with pattern making based on artworks produced with…

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Rich Veca

A cartoonist since memory allows, Rich Veca is an avid friend to the pencil and pen. Drawing inspiration from works of fiction, fantasy, adventure, pop culture, and personal accounts, he strives to make work that excites the imagination. He believes art is an outlet for the soul and has the…

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Jiji Ryoo

Jiji Ryoo is an artist from South Korea, where she received her Fine Arts Degree, and is currently living in Leonia, NJ where as an entrepreneur she operates a Fine Arts Prep School for High School students. Jiji chose to work in the 2D/3D design field as a graphic artist…

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Charlie Chalkin

Chalkin Creative was founded in 2014 by Charlie Chalkin. We are a boutique, full-service production company based out of our studio in Union Square Manhattan. At Chalkin Creative, we handle everything from pre-production to post-production of video and photo projects depending on our clients’ varied needs. Charlie, our “Main Guy”…

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Jiro Tcholakian

  Jiro Tcholakian was born to an Armenian family in Beirut, Lebanon and residing in the US since 1983 is a conceptual photographer and abstract painter. “art is humanity’s salvation.”

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Jane Barnes

  I’ve always enjoyed all types of artistic expression and in my younger years I dabbled in various types of media. Then life happened and creating art took a backseat to motherhood, work and caring for family. Unfortunately, I forgot to make time for art. My happy reunion withcreating art…

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Michael Scowden

Landscape, portrait and still life painting and design

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Neil Fabella

Digital artist who uses applications like Blender 3d and Moi 3d. Abstract from print to 3d printed or Carved with my cnc router.

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Bahram Sayari

Born in Tehran, Iran and educated in product design in England, I have been a resident of the Leonia community for over 25 years while working in Construction Management in New York City. Since taking my first sculpting class at The Art Students League 12 years ago, I have worked…

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Wirasandi Ruslan

Photographer doing photography of any kind wirasandiruslan.com

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Kunda Joshi

Painting has been my hobby for many years. It gives me immense joy to dabble with with different media and create something special !! I love experimenting with oil and acrylic on canvas.

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Si-Yo Music Society Foundation – Classically Leonia™

To advance its mission to make live classical music available to everyone, Si-Yo Music Society Foundation co-presents Classically Leonia™, a free classical music concert series, with Leonia United Methodist Church. To learn more visit: si-yomusic.org/classically-leonia Offering diverse concerts performed by Si-Yo Artists™ and guest musicians, the Classically Leonia™ concert series…

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Joe Malone

I am sometimes electrified to write, mainly by events, external or internal, many in Brooklyn, some 60 years ago, others at the very present moment. Much has been codified in a book of poetry published by Linear Arts, called Carmina Gaiana; much also in a book of stories from Linear…

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Pam Malone

I am a figurative expressionist. I use color to express emotion. I like to paint people, cats, birds, flowers and my dog, Snowball. I have been in numerous Juried shows. Most recently I won Best in Show at the Belmar Arts JAS Juried Show, 2019 and Honorable Mention at the…

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Aaron Kokas

Hi! I’m a freelance 2D animator and compositer. I use primarily After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator in the NYC area. Visit my website

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Claudia Portnoy

Art is the ever present energy of life. I love creating art and to me life is art and art is life.

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Lisa Hansen

The New York Times described flutist Lisa Hansen as “irresistibly lyrical” and praised her “considerable coloristic variety.” She is a graduate of The Juilliard School and a winner of the New York Flute Club Competition. Ms. Hansen was featured in the Emmy award winning CBS documentary: “Juilliard & Beyond –…

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Kathy Sommer

Grammy nominated, multi-platinum songwriter, producer, and composer for television as well as one of Broadway’s top female conductors. Her songs have appeared on over 10 million records with artists from American Idol’s top selling worldwide sensation, DAUGHTRY to rock’s iconic SHINEDOWN, and can be heard all over the world, on…

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John Moses

John Moses is New York City’s leading freelance and recording clarinetist. Longstanding member of Local 802 American Federation of Musicians (AFM), John has performed with virtually every musical group in the area. He is currently the first clarinetist with American Composers Orchestra, The New York Pops, and The Westchester Philharmonic….

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David Baron

I am a life-long resident of Leonia.  My style of painting is in the abstract expressionist watercolors.  I studied with Pamela Lovell who lived in Leonia. davidbaronartgalleryllc.com

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Eric Weidman

Multi-woodwind artist Eric Weidman has maintained a busy freelance career in NYC for over 30 years. Performances with ABT, New York Philharmonic, NJ Symphony, Bard Music Festival; with Elaine Stritch, Patti Lupone, Bernadette Peters, Barry Manilow, Stephen Colbert, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marin Mazzie. Countless Broadway and Off-Broadway shows including Nunsense,…

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Leonia Makes Music

LEONIA MAKES MUSIC, a New Jersey Not-For-Profit 501(c)3 Corporation, strives to support High School Students ages 14-18 of the Leonia School District (which boasts 45 different languages in a population of 700 high school students). Our mission is to enrich the lives of and empower students, especially English as a second language…

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Ellen Cohen

Timeless textures found in natural forms inspire me. I use a variety of techniques to create surfaces in metal reflecting the earth’s physical structure and the life that thrives on it. The resulting body of work combines and contrast these surfaces with elements from nature such as wood, fossils, rocks…

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Cenovia Cummins

I have lived in Leonia for almost 20 years. I’m a professional violinist / musician / composer working mainly in the musical freelance scene in NYC. I do anything from Broadway shows, classical Orchestra concerts to backing up famous artists in the industry along with recording TV themes, movie soundtracks,…

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Maggie Speier

My love is for chamber music! I began playing viola in a public school music program in Michigan, and continued through college at University of Michigan and Manhattan School of Music. I have spent much of my adult life teaching violin and viola privately and in schools in New York,…

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Alan R Kay

Clarinetist Alan R. Kay is Principal Clarinetist and an Artistic Director of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and serves as Principal Clarinet with New York’s Riverside Symphony and Little Orchestra Society.  Mr. Kay’s honors include the Classical Recording Foundation Samuel Sanders Award, the C.D. Jackson Award at Tanglewood, a Presidential Scholars Teacher…

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Allen Terrell

Allen Terrell is a contemporary artist living in Leonia. He has exhibited in NY and Los Angeles and has recently relocated to the east coast from Los Angeles where he was also a curator for 10 years at the DAC Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles. His art consists of both…

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Stephanie Cummins

Stephanie Cummins received her Bachelor of Music degree from North Carolina School of the Arts, and went on to get her masters from the prestigious Juilliard School. She is a former member of the New Jersey Symphony, an orchestra with which she performed for 13 years. She has performed and…

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Daryl Goldberg

Daryl Goldberg, cello, has been praised by the New York Times for her ‘musicality, skill and commitment’. She performs frequently at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center with such orchestras as American Ballet Theater, Little Orchestra Society, The New York Pops, and Broadway shows. She is a member of the New…

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Susan Ratti

My love of sewing goes back to my very early years when I made clothes for my dolls. I worked at Simplicty Pattern Company in the 70’s and sewed most of my personal wardrobe.  In recent years, I make American Girl doll clothes, crazy quilted tote bags, quilts for Project…

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Deborah Hopping

Deborah’s art “What lies beneath” is a study in awareness and our ability to change. Starting with torn magazine paper and acrylics, her work evolves while leaving things hidden in layers beneath the surface. After creating her pieces in small format, she then photographs and enlarges them as prints to…

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Theron Cromer, Jr.

Theron Cromer, a graduate of the Voice Performance program at Montclair State University, has performed lead roles in various opera such as Il Cambiale di Matrimonial, Dialogues of the Carmelites , Albert Herring, Il Giovedi Grasso, The Abduction from the Seraglio and Nabucco, amongst others. In Summer 2017, Theron was…

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Joseph Montini

In 1980 I performed at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center in New York City with jazz trumpet legend Dizzy Gillespie with the McDonalds All Star Tri-State big band. This performance on national television was part of the MERV GRIFFIN show. This experience inspired me to continue studying music…

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Silverio Barbosa

Silverio Barbosa worked as an architectural draftsman in Brasilia in the 1970s, where he developed his knack for art.  He developed his skills by doing extensive work on scale models.   Silverio then, worked on transforming these skills into an art form. Silverio moved to the US in the 1970s.  It…

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Mo Riza

Multidisciplinary designer and visual artist, exploring analog and digital medium. moriza.com

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Mary Martire

I have been smitten with clay for my whole life. Functional, decorative & sculptural. I was owner of Craftworks gallery in Englewood for 15 years, and currently teach ceramics at the Art School at Old Church in Demarest and at the Teaneck Senior Center. I am also Vice President and…

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Yevgeniya Przhebelskaya

Yevgeniya Przhebelskaya is a founder and facilitator of Bergen Poetry Workshop, and an Administrative Assistant at Leonia United Methodist Church. She earned a Bachelors in Comparative Literature and Creative Writing from CUNY BA Program and a  Master’s in Education from Hunter College. Yevgeniya’s poems were published in many journals, including…

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Barbara Mallow

Barbara Stein Mallow, cellist, is recognized as a distinguished chamber musician, recitalist and soloist. From her early years she has been an accomplished pianist and was twice winner of the New York Philharmonic Young Composers Award. A graduate of Yale School of Music with Bachelor and Master degrees, she was…

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Francis Gallinagh

I am a visual artist and musician (electric bass) and have been living in Leonia since 1999. The majority of my visual artwork consists mostly of mixed media: graphite, ink, watercolor, and some acrylic paint.

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Steven Masi

Acclaimed as an artist of unusual sensitivity and virtuosity, pianist Steven Masi has concertized extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As a recitalist and chamber musician he has appeared at the Casals Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Chattauqua Festival, Park City International Festival, Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, and Music Festival of…

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Ronald Thomas

I am a cellist whose career includes performing, teaching, and running various chamber music festivals. I currently teach at the Mannes School of Music, and am the Artistic Director of the Chestnut Hill Chamber Music Series in Connecticut. Formally the Music Director and Co-Founder of the Boston Chamber Music Society…

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Cynthia Phelps

I am a violist whose career includes work as an orchestral musician, chamber music artist, and teacher. I currently hold the position of Principal Viola of the New York Philharmonic, a post I have held for the past 25 years. I am a member of the New York Philharmonic String…

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Matt Dine

Photographer/Oboist Matt Dine is equally at home with an oboe or a camera.  Co-principal oboist of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Principal oboist of American Ballet Theatre, New York-based Dine leads a varied and busy performing life while serving as a freelance culture photographer for The New York Times and…

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Barry Schwartz

Rabbi of Congregation Adas Emuno in Leonia Editor-in-Chief of The Jewish Publication Society in Philadelphia Author of seven books for adults, teens and children Author page:  amazon.com/Barry-L.-Schwartz  

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Carol Crittenden

Originally from Teaneck NJ, Carol never expected she’d return to the area to make her home right next door in lovely Leonia, this gem of a town! After many years of being a professional Actress, Carol’s focus in recent years has been on her original music and singing projects. Her…

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Steven Swank

The creative imperative is the urgent call to action, it is in the doing and being that our lives are expressed. While the product of our endeavors is certainly important, it is in the process of becoming or evolving that we discover who we are and what we portend. As…

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Dennis Chalkin

For 50 years, Dennis Chalkin has transformed chaos and monotony into gripping, decisively-composed images. Through his discerning lens, Chalkin frames a singularly unique body of work, a gritty point of view, and a poignant commentary on the fortuitous and coincidental–and often invisible–minor miracles that comprise the daily world around us….

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Kevin Murray

Landscape and Street Photography is my passion. Always looking to capture a great image. Forever looking to capture a great moment. website: 500px.com/kmurray1

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Wonjung Kim

Soprano Wonjung Kim has appeared at the Opera Garnier in Paris, Dresden Semper Opera, Opera de Monte Carlo and Los Angeles ‪Music Center‬‬ Opera. She performed throughout Europe with Claudio Scimone’s I Solisti Veneti, the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, ‪Lincoln Center‬‬’s Mostly Mozart Festival, Venice’s…

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Paul Leibow

My work is going in a few directions both in abstraction and figurative, however the figure might not always be human, a figure to me can be alternative such as letter forms, words, maps, symbols or abstracted facial characters from vintage cartoons. Constant attempts to come away with a new…

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Marcia Wilson 1937-2018

I am a failed artist Enjoying every bit of it Delighted to live in my home town of Leonia NJ As a kid I studied oil painting with Charles Chapman Jewelry with Charles Cole Love this town MarciaSandmeyerWilson.com

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Gregg Edelman

Originally from Chicago, I moved to the NYC area in the 1980’s to pursue an acting career.  Since then I’ve been part of the NYC acting community, performing in television, movies, and on stage.  I’ve been in the casts of many stage productions including City of Angels, Cabaret, Into The…

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Kathleen (Kate) Clark

Kathleen Clark’s plays, Southern Comforts and Secrets of a Soccer Mom, were produced off-Broadway and are presented widely throughout the US and Canada. Prior to the New York production at Primary Stages, Southern Comforts was produced at the Coconut Grove Playhouse with Hal Holbrook and Dixie Carter.  Her new play, The Seeing Place, will have readings…

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Vincent Priblo

I use art as a way to express my inner joy and love of life.  I consider painting as a journey that has just begun.  My methodology is very dynamic and always evolving and developing , sometimes resulting in finished works which have little resemblance to my original idea.  When…

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Marsha Heller

Born in 1939 into a family of artists including my sister and brother I decided to become a musician. I came to NY after graduating from Oberlin, and soon won the Concert Artists Guild competition. I wanted to design the flier for my recital so I went to the School…

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Elizabeth C. DeMarco

Abstract artist exploring painting from the gut.  I use layers of liquid on various papers, canvas, yupo to see the relationships that form and how the process leads to insight. Website: Ecdemarcostudio.com

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Michael Tarricone

I am a watercolor artist and I’m interested in creating a watercolor and greeting card workshop here in Leonia. I have a gallery page on Facebook called “My Watercolors by Tarricone” where you can see my watercolor work.

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Nanda van Ginkel

I don’t do perfect – I actually love to explore “mistakes.” Be it in mixed media or oils, there are journeys to be discovered. I do enjoy the silence and contemplation that goes with creating my work. The mental challenge to ‘listen’ to a piece and be open to what…

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Ron Pancrazi

Ron Pancrazi is an artist for fifty years working in Leonia for forty of those years. The paintings are abstractions, metaphorical expressions of what may be real. Working with form and space like a sculptor. He studied fine art at the Cooper Union.

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James Leynse

James Leynse is a New Jersey based architectural and corporate photographer. He works regularly for corporations such as Adidas, Aramco, Bensimon Partners, as well as with architects and designers. Publications he has worked with include Newsweek, Time, Forbes, Fortune, Business Week, Metropolis, and Le Point. He has traveled extensively through…

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Pamela Fenwick

While running my graphic design business, Fenwick Design Inc. in New York City, I studied watercolor at the National Academy.  I have been painting with watercolor and occasionally oils for 20 years.  I attended workshops in Owls Head, Maine where my husband David and I bought a summer house and…

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Atempo Chamber Ensemble

Atempo Chamber Ensemble is a string chamber with biannual concerts every spring and fall at Hackensack United Methodist Church. Leonia resident Douglas Chung is the music director and concertmaster of the ensemble which was founded in 2012. The mission of the group is to share the best compositions of a wide…

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Preserving Leonia’s Art Heritage

Preserving Leonia’s Art Heritage committee was formed ​in 2008 ​to ​ preserve, protect, increase awareness of, and exhibit the rich collection of artwork owned by the Leonia Board of Education and displayed throughout Leonia’s public schools. Most of the works were donated by the artists themselves who were Leonia residents…

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Summer Stage at Leonia

SummerStage at Leonia, established in 1999, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community theater organization, which brings high quality live theater at affordable prices to our town.  It produces a family-friendly musical once a year, for three weekends in the month of July at the Civil War Drill Hall Theater (home of…

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Sculpture for Leonia

The purpose of this organization is to enhance the historically rich art and cultural environment of Leonia via the display of outdoor sculpture. This will provide the opportunity for sculptors to exhibit their works, and for Leonians to enjoy the visual enrichment of their community. Our ultimate goal is to…

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Players Guild of Leonia

Founded in 1919, the Players Guild of Leonia is a nonprofit, resident acting company at the Civil War Drill Hall Theater (built in 1859).  We are New Jersey’s oldest continuing community theater group (since 1919), and we are just five minutes from the George Washington Bridge and a short bus…

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Leonia Chamber Musicians

The Leonia Chamber Musicians provide a cultural component and the joy of music to life in Leonia.  The social fabric of any community is enriched by the nourishment and stimulus of the arts: as we come together to listen and enjoy we also increase our friendships and appreciation of both…

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