Life Center Stage
We at LIFE Center stage are dedicated to providing programs through the expressive arts to revitalize community engagement, socialization, and generate creative cooperation for individual and community growth, we focus on artistic development, youth leadership and drug prevention. 

Our intimate listening room performance space Rest Stop Rejuvenate, located at 21 Maple Ave. in Rockaway NJ features our programs, inspirational artists and on-going creative socials. We provide participants the opportunity to put into practice what they have learned and become social advocates for positive change. Creative leadership is at the heart of our mission. Our goal is to unearth the creative passions that exist in all of us.


We believe when we are seen, accepted and encouraged to express ourselves we liberate a passion for living that leads to living a richer more full life. 

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Rockaway Borough Youth Mural Project @ Rest Stop Rejuvenate
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Rockaway Borough Youth Mural Project sponsored by the Community coalition for a safe and healthy morris.

More information coming soon.

Journey Through Song Recovery Concert at RSR @ Rest Stop Rejuvenate
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Life Center Stage presents 
Journey Through Song Recovery Concert
Hosted by peers:  Bien Minosa, and Barb Lemasters

You do not have to perform to attend.

Date: Held at CARES on the first Saturday and at Rest Stop Rejuvenate on the 4th Friday of each month.
Time: Doors open at 7:30 the event begins at 8:00 pm
Cost: $10.00 includes beverage and snacks

Journey through Song Recovery Concert is an open mic-like event focused on connecting community. At each event, 8 performers are offered a spotlight to express themselves. This provides an essential platform for healing and connection through creative expression and welcomes individuals into a safe and supportive environment that encourages personal growth through taking positive risks. Many individuals who have attended had no intention of getting on the stage only to find themselves inspired to perform. Our goal is to unearth the creative passions that exist in all of us.

Although Journey through Song Recovery Concert is a recovery friendly event, all are invited to attend. Journey through Song Recovery Concerts take place on the 1st Saturday of every month at CARES and on the 4th Friday of each month at Rest Stop Rejuvenate. Doors open at 7:30 PM and the event begins at 8:00 PM. There is a $10 suggested donation that includes tea, coffee and snacks.

Community Drum Circle led by Linda Bagdon and Vicky Mulligan @ Rest Stop Rejuvenate
Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Presented by Life Center Stage,
Located at Rest Stop Rejuvenate

Community Drum Circle Led by
Linda Bagdon and Rivka Willick

FLOW with the rhythms of life by learning to FEEL the beat, TUNE IN to the pulse, & experience the power of drumming.

Date: Last Saturday of each month
Time: 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Fee: $12.00 includes snack and beverage

If you need a drum you can reserve one by contacting Vicky at 973-985-7548

Space is limited to 35 participants

Call Vicky to RSVP 973-985-7548

Why come to a community drum circle?

Our modern day life has taught us to think quickly, act quickly, accomplish quickly… we have lost our sense of connectedness. In a community drum circle, we are offered the opportunity to re-connect and express ourselves. In this non-judgmental environment, drumming facilitates a state of deep relaxation, joy, healing, and a sense of well-being. No prior experience is needed to attend.





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Did you know that within your body there are over 100 unique rhythms, all pulsating different rhythms all at the same time? From the beating of your heart, to your circadian cycles of sleep and waking, to the deep cranial rhythms pulsating up and down your spine, these rhythms never leave you, but you may not be aware of them.

In today's over-stimulating world, we are constantly pulled by external events, electromagnetic fields and emotional waves of the people and 'things' around us.  Many of us feel that we've lost touch with the deepest rhythms and cycles of our bodies, hearts and even our environment.  As holistic doctor, Frank Lipton so beautiful says, "We have stopped listening to the ticking of our body’s internal clock. We pay more attention to the watches on our wrists than to the ones in our cells."

Vicki Genfan’s extensive knowledge of music, sound and energy healing are channeled into the Rhythm for Life Training Program. 

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In the Songwriting Discovery Workshop Series the emphasis is on exploring the heart and soul of the great songwriter. If you’ve misunderstood that last sentence, we’re talking about YOUR heart and YOUR soul. No matter whether you’ve been writing songs for ages, or are just beginning, there’s an artist inside you whose expression you haven’t tapped into yet. During each six week series, we will be discussing and applying a multitude of songwriting techniques and exercises that will challenge, stimulate and stretch your creative muscles in a team oriented environment that celebrates your own accomplishments as well as those of your classmates. Weekly assignments will focus on the songs you are creating and how to develop them.

The overall goal in the ongoing songwriting curriculum at Life Center Stage is to present the tools and techniques of professional songwriting while supporting and encouraging the artistic development of each participant in the class. In other words, The Songwriting Discovery Workshop is designed to marry the craft and skills of the master songwriter to each individual artist’s unique story and point of view.

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Great Idea Story Talk Workshop: In this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of captivating storytelling. This series is comprised of pointed lectures and hands-on exercises that focus on creating a story talk that resonates with your audience. This workshop is great way to showcase your vision-into-reality story, create narratives for professional networking, brand your small businesses and more.

Participants will spend four Sundays (10/15, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12) developing their ideas into a presentation and receiving feedback from professionals and peers. Finish this exciting workshop on a 5th date (12/3), by creating a video that can use for marketing, self or professional development, web content, and/or presentation package for TEDx and other Story Style Showcases.

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21 Maple Ave. Rockaway, NJ 07866 973.985.7548