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:
, and our Venue page
to learn more about this beautiful historic building.
Mike Agranoff is one of those folk performers that steadfastly defies categorization, and yet amasses stalwart fans from folk aficionados of all
categories. He draws his material from sources as diverse as traditional ballads and fiddle tunes, Tin Pan Alley, contemporaries in the Folk
World, and his own witty pen. He delivers it with a skilled hand on guitar, piano, and concertina, an almost telepathic transmittal of the
essence of the song, and occasionally sly twinkle in the eye in anticipation of some of the most horrible parodies ever perpetrated on an
unsuspecting audience. A signature feature of Mike’s performances are his inclusion of some heart-stopping spoken word pieces that rivet the
listener to unforgettable stories.
Check out his web site at: www.MikeAgranoff.com
Chosen as a three category nominee in the 2013 Jersey Acoustic Music Awards and a winner in the 2014 Recording Artist Development singing contest
in the heart of Greenwich Village NYC, Christine's songs make you think, sigh, laugh and say "yeah, I know what that's like." Don Smith of the
Fair Lawn Patch says she is "pure melody who wore a smile and had a presence that was bigger than the stage." With a crystal clear voice often
compared to the likes of Judy Collins, Joan Baez and Dar Williams, Christine "delivers her own well-written songs and those of her folk
contemporaries with charm and conviction," as proclaimed by Mike Agranoff of the Minstrel Concert Series, who also happens to be performing with
Check out her web site at: www.christinedeleon.com
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!)
Our newest sponsor is Ahrre's Coffee Roastery in Westfield and Summit! Ahrre's has graciously offered to donate both decaf and regular coffee, as well as
train our vollunteers how to brew and dispense their carefully roasted coffee correctly! We will be brewing up Ahrre's delicious coffees and offering it to
you in our brand new, commercial, insulated dispensers!
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.
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 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.