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.”


Community Drum Circle 
Facilitated by Linda Bagdon & Vicky Mulligan

Join us for our Community Drum Circle and celebrate community through drumming. 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 at Rest Stop Rejuvenate 21 Maple Ave. Rockaway, NJ 07866 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm - $12

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Open Mic – Music, Poetry, Storytelling 
Hosted by Eric Gross

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 Rest Stop Rejuvenate - 21 Maple Ave. Rockaway, NJ 07866 | 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm - $10 



Journey Through Song Recovery Concerts and Open Mic
Hosted by Peers

Sharing personal stories, we inspire connection. Taking positive risks, we awaken hope. Express ourselves, we Ignite Creativity and Purposeful Living©.

A Journey through Song Recovery Concert is a live music event where featured performers have been invited to share their experiences through music, art and personal story. The concert will be followed by a half hour Recovery meeting inviting people to stay and share their experience, strength, and hope. All are welcome to attend.

Our Recovery Concerts invite us all to to discover more about ourselves and others, develop meaningful connections, and experience growth through creative expression.

Journey through Song Recovery Concerts take place on the 1st Saturday of every month at CARES 25 West Main St. Rockaway, NJ 07866. Tickets are $10 – proceeds help to support recovery and prevention programs as well as the performing artists.

Interested in performing at a Journey through Song Recovery Concert?

Come by Rest Stop Rejuvenate 21 Maple Ave. Rockaway, NJ 07866 on the 4th Friday of the month for our Journey Through Song Recovery Open Mic.

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



Word Crafters - Writer's Group
Hosted by Ari Petersen

Writers Group
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 Rest Stop Rejuevnate 21 Maple Ave. Rockaway, NJ 07866 7:00 to 9:00 pm - $10 


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