Life Center Stage

Creative Socials at LIFE Center Stage offer the opportunity for our community to come together, participate, nurture, grow, express and exchange these budding seeds of self-expression in a safe recovery-friendly environment. Our artful and inspiring gatherings are designed with the intention of sparking the seed of creative genius that lies dormant within each one of us.

There are forums for music, writing, poetry, family drumming, improv and much more in the works. It is our intention at LIFE Center Stage to partner with you, our local community, to offer an alternative to a commute into “The City” to experience the raw, passionate, emerging and brilliant talent that is available right here in our own “living room social salon.”  Come join us for an interactive experience or simply listen in and enjoy “artfulness in play.”

Journey Through Song hosted by Bien Minosa and Barb J. Lemasters
An open mic-like event focused on connecting community. At each event, 8 performers are offered a spotlight to express themselves.

On the 1st Saturday of each month
CARES 25 West Main St. Rockaway, NJ 07866

On the 4th Friday of each month
Rest Stop Rejuvenate 21 Maple Ave. Rockaway, NJ 07866 

Doors open at 7:30, event begins at 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm - $10 


 Community Drum Circle facilitated by Linda Bagdon
FLOW with the rhythms of life by learning to FEEL the beat, TUNE IN to the pulse, & experience the power of drumming.


Held on the last Saturday of each month from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm - $12
Rest Stop Rejuvenate 21 Maple Ave. Rockaway, NJ 07866

Open Mic – Music, Poetry, Storytelling hosted by Carolyn Messina 
We offer a supportive living room environment, giving this Open Mic a home concert feel. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore and expand your talents. Enjoy the freedom to express yourself while having LOTS OF FUN!

Held on the third Saturday of each month at 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm - $10 


Word Crafters hosted by Ari Petersen
We are a friendly group of writers who express ourselves through our love of the written word. Writing is our craft and poetry and prose, story and song, novels and blogs are our tools.

Held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 7:00 to 9:00 pm - $10 


Community Musings hosted by Mike Z.
Merging Music, Spoken/Written Word & Visual Arts. This is a great co-creative experience you don’t want to miss! An event for you to join with your peers in eclectic and collective play with instruments, voice, movement, written/spoken word and visual arts.

Held on the third Friday of each month 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm - $10 

 

Upcoming Creative Socials

Mar
17
Fri
7:00 pm Community Musings: Music, Spoken... @ Rest Stop Rejuvenate
Community Musings: Music, Spoken... @ Rest Stop Rejuvenate Edit
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“Merging Music, Movement, Spoken/Written Word & Visual Arts” This is a great co-creative experience you don’t want to miss! An event for you to join with your peers in eclectic and collective play with instruments, voice, movement, written/spoken word and visual arts. A chance to generate, build and interweave individual and group multi-expressive arts as well as an opportunity to take positive risks in ways you may have never before imagined! Some experience in creative[...]
Mar
18
Sat
8:00 pm Open Mic at RSR @ Rest Stop Rejuvenate
Open Mic at RSR @ Rest Stop Rejuvenate Edit
Mar 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Attention musicians, singers, poets and storytellers: Please join us for Life Center Stage’s monthly Open Mic at Rest Stop Rejuvenate! We offer a supportive living room environment, giving this Open Mic a home concert feel. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore and expand your talents. Enjoy the freedom to express yourself while having LOTS OF FUN! If you sing, but don’t play an instrument, we have songbooks (or you may bring a few copies of[...]
Mar
23
Thu
7:30 pm Word Crafters at RSR @ Rest Stop Rejuvenate
Word Crafters at RSR @ Rest Stop Rejuvenate Edit
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Facilitated by Andrea Grillo and Arianne Petersen Date: Second & Fourth Thursday Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm! Fee: $10.00 includes tea and cookies.   We are a friendly group of writers who express ourselves through our love of the written word. Writing is our craft and poetry and prose, story and song, novels and blogs are our tools. We come together bi-monthly to share and support our work. WORD CRAFTERS is an evolving group[...]
Mar
24
Fri
7:30 pm Journey Through Song Recovery Co... @ Rest Stop Rejuvenate
Journey Through Song Recovery Co... @ Rest Stop Rejuvenate Edit
Mar 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[...]
Mar
25
Sat
8:00 pm Community Drum Circle led by Lin... @ Rest Stop Rejuvenate
Community Drum Circle led by Lin... @ Rest Stop Rejuvenate Edit
Mar 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[...]
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21 Maple Ave. Rockaway, NJ 07866
973.985.7548