Led by Terri McIntyre, participants were guided through the fundamentals of stage combat. Over the course of two hours, students learned fight choreography on how to slap, knee in the stomach, and grab the hair of their partner in a completely pain-free way that looked incredibly real!
The Foundation was welcomed to the American Legion with open arms for our Basic Line Dancing workshop hosted by Tom Sforza. Check out our article in Along the Waterfront to hear more about this event. LOOK OUT FOR INFO ON THE UPCOMING EVENTS PAGE
A sleigh bumped onto the roof of the Beverly Free Library this past December, causing Santa and one of his elves to take a special detour inside. There they met over 25 residents of the town- decorated in their finest PJs! "I love getting to visit here in Beverly!" Santa exclaimed after reading one of his favorite books: I Saw Santa in New Jersey. He hopes to visit again next year!
The Beverly Presbyterian Church opened its doors to over 60 people on December 3rd as part of a collaborative program between the church and the Foundation. Guests were invited to come watch "It's a Wonderful Life" with members of the congregation while making gingerbread houses that they took home at the conclusion of the event. It was a huge success and we would love to do it again in the future!
Past AD: On the last Saturday of September (24th ), Beverly will welcome five outstanding musical acts from theNew Jersey/Philly era for the Beverly Blues Festival. With musical acts starting at 12:30pm, residents and festival-goers will be able to take part in the musical stylings of the Deb Callahan Band, Pablo Schor and the Vudubluz Band, Bone Daddy and the Hoochies, the Marc Tappan Group, and our headliner Joe Louis Walker. Interested in our line up? Come see us at the Riverfront Park in Beverly (14 Broad Street) and enjoy the food trucks, beautiful weather, and free music. There is no charge for admission (capped at1,000) but parking is $5. This event is organized by the Haaf Family Arts Foundation, Inc.. Funding forthis event is made possible through the regifting of a grant from the New Jersey State Council of the Artsby the Burlington County Board of Commissioners. More information is available on the Haaf Family Arts Foundation, Inc.’s website www.HaafFamilyArts.org ! LOOK OUT FOR INFO ON THE 2023 FESTIVAL YEAR!!
Past AD: Have kids in the summer with too much free time? Send them to the Beverly Housing Authority this summer for an 8-week camp hosted by the Foundation! Activities will include everything from theatre to writing to dance and more! Classes will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1-3pm at 101 Magnolia Street. Registration is $50 for the entire summer, with a family special ($25 for each additional child), and scholarship applications available upon request. Camp is limited to kids entering 4th-8th grade due to staffing. LOOK OUT FOR INFO ON THE 2023 CAMP YEAR!!
Over the course of three months, the Foundation was able to hold weekly programs on life skills including home maintenance, auto maintenance, starting seeds, and more. Held at the Beverly Free Library, the Arts of Living had an attendance of over 25 residents from Beverly, Burlington, and Delanco, with 8 toolkits being donated to participants over the course of sessions. We were ecstatic to have a large range of ages present, from high schoolers to our elderly friends and neighbors!
This series has gone through 2 seasons of programming, and will continue into 2024.
We welcomed Beverly resident and published author/fil historian Richard Barrios to the Beverly Free Library on Friday, February 4th to introduce a showing of the original West Side Story film, and hosted a talkback the following night. Over 20 residents of Beverly, Edgewater Park, and surrounding communities were in attendance Saturday night. Many of those who attended chose to stay after for an extended amount of time afterwards as well! Since this event, we have welcomed Richard to the Beverly Free Library again in support of his book Marilyn Monroe: An Opinionated Guide.
Back in October 2021, the Beverly Housing Authority welcomed over a dozen local artists and musicians to show off their work for two evenings, with a pumpkin painting contest for the kids on the last day. Over 60 residents came to our event and were pleased to see our artists having a good time too! This resulted in the art shows becoming a bi-annual event held by the Foundation, and has featured speakers/guests such as Dressler Smith, Slim and the Perkolators, Lavett Ballard, and more!
Edgewater Park, NJ native, Anthony Giacchino joined us for a virtual talkback on Friday, May 21st to discuss "Colette", a 2020 documentary following two individuals as they journey to the Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp in Nordhausen, Germany. Watch it on The Guardian's website.
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