Life Center Stage

Pop-Up Shop – Art and Music Showcase

Please join us for an evening of Art, Music and Creative community building! Featuring LIVE Performances by Carolyn Messina, Tyler Smith, BabyMoms and More TBA! Artists include: Imaginarium Creative Studios, Arianne Peterson, Justin Krompier, Evermore Photography, Art By Josie, Pick This and more!

Knock Out Opioid Abuse Concert

On October 6, 2107, LIFE Center Stage through our Bridging Realities initiative, held our first Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day Concert in partnership with Community Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Morris, Morris County Stigma-Free, Morris County and Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey – It was a huge success! The event was filled with uplifting performances by The Inspire Project, Carolyn Messina and the 6 winners of the Knock Out Opioid Abuse songwriter’s scholarship contest. 

Knock Out Opioid Abuse Concert

LIFE Center Stage, Community Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Morris, Morris County Stigma-Free, Morris County and Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey created a Songwriters Scholarship Contest to help raise awareness of the opioid epidemic that has adversely impacted far too many lives. We invited musicians who are truly passionate about the cause, to make a difference through song to help educate and bring hope to those affected by this epidemic. Six winners have

LIFE Center Stage at the Celebrate Rockaway Street Fair

LIFE Center Stage Community Festival at the Celebrate Rockaway Street Fair 12 – 5PM at Rest Stop Rejuvenate 21 Maple Ave. Rockaway, NJSponsored by CARES and Rockaway Borough Stigma-FreeMusical Performances by Billy Tanglewood,  Rob Lucente, JJ Sonderling, Barb J Lemasters, Anna Toby & Tara, Bien Minosa & Friends, The Inspire Project Storytelling Contest hosted by Rivka Willick Drumming Performance and Community Drum Circle facilitied by Ubaka HillCommunity Artists include Arianne Peterson, Evermore Photography, Imaginarium Creative Studios, Mike Z.

The Inspire Project and Carolyn Messina

Rest Stop Rejuvenate Celebrates 9 Years

Rest Stop Rejuvenate Celebrates 9 Years with The Inspire Project and Carolyn Messina!    

The Art and Spirit of Drumming Workshop Series

The Art & Spirit of Drumming 6-month series will explore the rhythms and resonance of music. Reconnect with ancient wisdom and drumming traditions using sound as a tool for personal transformation, healing and celebration. Learn how to participate in community drum circles and group music making. Workshop Highlights: Learn traditional African Rhythms Rhythm games that support team building and positive group interaction Learn how to accompany a poet or yourself with creative rhythm patterns Increase

Journey Through Song – March 24, 2017

Friday night’s Journey Through Song at Rest Stop Rejuvenate in Rockaway, NJ was another great event! We had 12 performers share their stories and their music with us. Our Journey Through Song host, Barb J. LeMasters says, “It never ceases to amaze me how each and every Journey Through Song brings its own special touch to us. Sometimes a rather small intimate group or in the case of this past Friday, a packed house. We

Youth Open Mic coming in May 2017

LIFE Center Stage is exciting to announce that a Youth-focused Open Mic Event is coming to Rest Stop Rejuvenate in May of 2017! Stay tuned for all of the details or email    

Elisabeth Ladwig Community Musings

When we first met with Kristy and Paul of Speak Easy Art Gallery, they excitedly shared Elisabeth Ladwig’s artwork with us. At first glance we could see that her photographs were filled with deep emotion and told such powerful stories through their imagery, we knew this was going to be a great event to work together on. We invited poets, spoken word artists, and musicians to join us as we teamed up with Speak Easy Art Gallery to present

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