Life Center Stage

Programs & Services

In hosting our regular programs at LIFE Center Stage, we have witnessed participants finding themselves in leadership roles, encouraging others to take risks and supporting each other to explore and develop in ways they may have never before imagined.


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Workshops Through committed partnership, we can make a huge difference! Given the opportunity, every one of us wants and needs to be seen, heard, connect, and live a purposeful life without stigma or shame. By creating this outreach program series, we can bridge the existing divide by educating through personal stories, inspiring performances and creative individual and social development. Interested in attending a workshop? or hosting a workshop? Contact Vicky at 973-985-7548 or

Current Workshops Include: 

Songwriting Discovery Workshop, facilitated by Lorraine Ferro

Great Idea Story Talk Workshop, facilitated by Rivka Willick

Breathwork and Vibrational Healing, facilitated by Elizabeth Hanifin, LCSW and Vicky Mulligan

Drum Song: The Art and Spirit of Drumming, facilitated by Ubaka Hill

Performance Workshop, facilitated by Lorraine Ferro

Rhythm for Life, facilitated by Vicki Genfan

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

 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
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

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

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





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21 Maple Ave. Rockaway, NJ 07866