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Fanwood Cultural Arts Performance Series
The Performance Series takes place at the Patricia M. Kuran Cultural Arts Center also known as "The Old Carriage House". The Arts Center faces Watson Road; however, it is part of the Fanwood Borough Hall property and the actual address is 75 North Martine Avenue, Fanwood, NJ 07023. Please go to our Directions page for in depth directions, maps and photos at: directions

Mayor Colleen Mahr and
The Fanwood Arts Council Present
Barbara Harley and Alon Nechushtan
Saturday June 14, 7PM

Barbara Harley

Barbara Harley Barbara Harley and Al Lind, both veterans of the music scene in New Jersey, have played together for 30+ years. With bassist Art DiLonardo, the trio performs original music where Barbara’s emotive lead vocals and Al’s backup vocals blend together perfectly to create rich harmonies. Barbara is a four-time winner of the NJ Country Music Association's Singer/Songwriter of the Year award. Her CD "First Glance" has pleased audiences around the world. "First Glance" the single received honorable mention in the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) song writing contest. To hear clips of "First Glance" visit

Alon Nechushtan

Alon Nechushtan Alon Nechushtan’s music adventures have sent him to far corners of the world such as the Yokohama Festival Japan with his contemporary compositions, The Sao-Paolo Brazil Jewish Music Festival with his Quintet Talat, Toronto and Montereal with the words beyond Jazz Trio and Tel Aviv New Music Biannale with his Compositions for Large Ensemble. For residents of New York City, Alon has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Central Park Summer Stage, The Blue Note Jazz Club and Joe’s Pub frequently with his projects as a band leader of various groups or as an in demand sideman.

All About Jazz magazine called him “A fantastic pianist-composer with abundant chemistry and boundless eclectisism”, while DownBeat Magazine recognizes “A talent to watch, with a surfeit of ideas, an unbridled spirit and bold,two-fisted sense of Architecture”.

Our fall performances for 2014 will be September 13, October 11, and November 8, at 7PM, at the Patricia Kuran Cultural Arts Center.


Intermission with South Martine Avenue Deli sandwiches and pizza As usual we will be offering refreshments for sale, during the intermissions. We ussually make some home made cookies, have a variety of chips, and various other finger foods donated by our volunteers and regular attendees. (Please feel free to bring along something for our intermission food table!)

Snapple Snapple has generously donated beverages for our intermission. They have also donated a new tent to cover the food tables, and 2 great new coolers on wheels to keep the beverages that they are donating cold.

Nick's Pizza and Deli
Nicks Deli (formerly South Martine Avenue Deli) will be adding some of their favorite appetizers and pizza samples to our intermission food table. They are famous for thier New York Style large slices and delicious garlic knots....

Mara's Cafe
Mara's Cafe will be adding their excellent baked treats to our ussual home made cookies etc.... Mara's grinds their own coffee beans, offers authentic Italian Gelato, and a huge assortment of pastries, cookies, and delicious canolis. They will be featuring live music of thier own on Wednesday nights!

Experience great performances in a historic setting right in your own back yard! Suggested donation is $15, $10 for seniors and students.

This program is made possible in part by a HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.