Posts Tagged 'OceanFirst Foundation'

OceanFirst Foundation presents OCL a grant

Left to right: OCL Foundation Treasurer Jonathan Petro; Patricia Siciliano, Vice President of OceanFirst Bank Foundation and member of the OCL Foundation Board; Library Director Susan Quinn; OCL Foundation member Ben Keogh; and OCL Foundation President Mary Malagieri.

Left to right: OCL Foundation Treasurer Jonathan Petro; Patricia Siciliano, Vice President of OceanFirst Bank Foundation and member of the OCL Foundation Board; Library Director Susan Quinn; OCL Foundation member Ben Keogh; and OCL Foundation President Mary Malagieri.

TOMS RIVER –  The OceanFirst Foundation presented the Ocean County Library Foundation a $2,500 Good Neighbors Grant Aug. 13 at the library’s headquarters, 101 Washington St., Toms River.

The grant will be used to support future programs such as the Aug. 9  John Sebastian outdoor concert at the Long Beach Island branch. The free concert drew more than 600 people.

“The Ocean County Library appreciates the support of the OceanFirst Foundation’s Good Neighbor Grant to increase awareness in the community of the many arts and cultural program that are available to residents at the public library,” said Ocean County Library Director Susan M. Quinn.

“We are honored to have received this generous grant from the OceanFirst Foundation,” said foundation president Mary Malagiere. “It enables our Library Foundation to continue its support of the Library’s efforts to bring excellent programming for all ages to all communities and branches of the Ocean County Library System.” 

The Ocean County Library Foundation is an independent 501 (c) 3 charitable organization.

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NJSO performs music at the TR branch

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players Hector Falcon, at left, Ming Yang, Stephen Fang and Michael Stewart perform on stage on June 21 at Mancini Hall at the Toms River Branch. Their program, “Hispanic Roots” was a celebration of Latin America’s most distinguished composers. Their program was sponsored by the OceanFirst Foundation.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players Hector Falcon, at left, Ming Yang, Stephen Fang and Michael Stewart perform on stage on June 21 at Mancini Hall at the Toms River Branch. Their program, “Hispanic Roots” was a celebration of Latin America’s most distinguished composers. Their program was sponsored by the OceanFirst Foundation.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Player Hector Falcon plays the violin during a program sponsored by the OceanFirst Foundation called “Hispanic Roots” held on June 21 at the Toms River Branch.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Player Hector Falcon plays the violin during a program sponsored by the OceanFirst Foundation called “Hispanic Roots” held on June 21 at the Toms River Branch.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Player Ming Yang performs the violin as Stephen Fang plays the cello during a program held on June 21 at the Toms River Branch.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Player Ming Yang performs the violin as Stephen Fang plays the cello during a program held on June 21 at the Toms River Branch.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra to explore “Hispanic Roots” @ Toms River

TOMS RIVER –  The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St., will host the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players as they present “Hispanic Roots” 2 p.m. Saturday June 21.

Celebrate Hispanic cultures with this concert devoted to the music of some of Latin America’s most distinguished composers.  Pioneering Latin American composers produced a rich legacy of music in the 19th and early 20th centuries.  That music combined western classical traditions with indigenous folk songs and rhythms, creating distinct national styles in countries such as Argentina, Cuba and Mexico and inspiring future generations of musicians.

This program is free and open to the public but registration is required. To register, telephone the operator at (732) 349-6200 or (609) 971-0514 or go to the library’s website www.theoceancountylibrary.org , click on the “Events & News” icon, then click on “Calendar of Events.”

The program is sponsored by an OceanFirst Foundation Arts and Cultural Grant that was presented to the orchestra to support its Resources for Education and Community Harmony (REACH) program.

The REACH program sends smaller orchestras out to the community and enables the NJSO to engage more audiences throughout the state. It also allows the orchestra to customize a program and meet the specific needs of an audience.

OCL to host North Jersey Philharmonic Glee Club

TOMS RIVER –   The Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St., will host the North Jersey Philharmonic Glee Club Saturday Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.  

For decades the North Jersey Philharmonic Glee Club has entertained audiences from different cultures, social classes and neighborhoods with their dedication to using the value of song to foster a spirit of community. 

The glee club is one of the oldest continuously-singing all-male groups in the mid-Atlantic states.

The concert is free but registration is required. Telephone the operator (732) 349-6200 or (609) 971-0514 or visit the “Calendar of Events” section of the library’s website www.theoceancountylibrary.org for more information and to register.

This program is made possible in part by the generous sponsorship of an OceanFirst Foundation Arts and Cultural Grant and with funding from the Ocean County Library Foundation and the Ocean County Library.

OceanFirst contributes to Ocean County Library Foundation

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OceanFirst Foundation representative Patricia Siciliano presented Ocean County Library Foundation President Joseph A. Guzzardo with a $10,000 check Feb. 21, demonstrating its continued support of the library’s mission of “Connecting People, Building Communities.”

Also pictured (left to right) are Foundation members (front row) Mary O. Malagiere, Elaine H. McConnell, Laura Benson, Siciliano, Guzzardo and Library Director Susan Quinn; (back row) Steven E. Yost, Benjamin J. Keogh, Jerald A. Jellets, and James F. Fosbre, Jr.

Revolutionary War dramatization at 4 OCL branches

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TOMS RIVER –   The Ocean County Library will present actor and author Noah Lewis in his portrayal of Edward “Ned” Hector, a black Revolutionary War soldier, in four library locations during February.

This dramatization of Hector’s participation in the Battle of Brandywine (Pennsylvania) will appear Wednesday Feb 6 at the Lakewood branch (301 Lexington Av.) at 4 p.m. and the Stafford branch (129 N. Main St., Manahawkin) at 7 p.m.

He will also appear on Monday Feb. 25 at the Little Egg Harbor branch (290 Mathistown Rd.) at 4 p.m. and the Waretown branch (112 Main St.) at 7 p.m.

Ned Hector’s courageous actions remain one of our nation’s oft-forgotten yet most significant historic incidents.

He was a teamster and artilleryman with Colonel John Proctor’s 3rd Pennsylvania Artillery Regiment.  His unit was positioned near Chadd’s Ford, Pa. Late in the afternoon of September 11th, 1777 the British and Hessians began to overrun the American positions on the east side of Brandywine Creek and the order was given to abandon the guns, wagons, and horses and “save yourself”.

Hector is reported to have said, “The enemy shall not have my team; I shall save my horses and myself.” He then grabbed up a stack of abandoned weapons, threw them into his wagon and escaped with his wagon – the only salvage from his company.

Hector was never granted a pension as were many Continental soldiers. Finally, years after his service, a “grateful” Pennsylvania Legislature granted him a donation of $40 for his heroics.

Following the Revolutionary War, Hector remained in the Norristown area where he died in 1834 at the age of 90.

These programs are free and open to the public.  For more information or to register for them go to our Website www.theoceancountylibrary.org or telephone the operator at (732) 349-6200 or (609) 971-0514.

The programs are sponsored in part with funding from an OceanFirst Foundation Arts and Cultural Grant and the Ocean County Library Foundation.

NJSO presents “Mozart the Boy Wonder” at Toms River library

TOMS RIVER –   The Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St., will host the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players as they present “Mozart the Boy Wonder” Sunday Feb. 24 at 2 p.m.

The program traces Wolfgang Mozart’s development from child prodigy to master composer and demonstrates the ingenious techniques that define his musical style.

Mozart, one of history’s youngest composers, learned to write symphonies, operas and chamber music from his father, Leopold.

The young Mozart matured rapidly as a composer, writing some of 18th-century Europe’s most progressive and influential works.

This hour-long program will include musical performances by the orchestra’s string quartet. Selections include compositions by Leopold and Wolfgang Mozart.

This family program is free and open to the public but registration is required. Visit the library’s Website www.theoceancountylibrary.org or telephone the operator at (732) 349-6200 or (609) 971-0514 to register.

The program is sponsored by an OceanFirst Foundation Arts and Cultural Grant, presented to the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in support of its Resources for Education and Community Harmony (REACH) program.

The REACH program sends smaller orchestras out to the community and enables the NJSO to engage more audiences throughout the state. It also allows the orchestra to customize a program and meet the specific needs of an audience.