5th Annual "An Afternoon of Jazz" at Hat City Kitchen, Sunday, April 3rd, 3-7 pm

Artwork by Ronald Freeman

Artwork by Ronald Freeman

By Patricia Rogers

It is that time of year again; West Orange African Heritage Organization (WOAHO) is hosting their 5th Annual "An Afternoon of Jazz" at Hat City Kitchen.  This has proved to be a fun event for the community.  Sunday, April 3rd, 3-7pm.

Building a strong community in West Orange and the surrounding communities is the mission of WOAHO.  Founded in 1999, WOAHO is a voice for and a center of action to advance: academic student achievement and educational advocacy; equity, justice and a high quality of life for all our community; responsible citizenship and participation in municipal governance; and awareness and appreciation for the contributions of the diverse cultures of people of African descent.

Sunday, April 3rd will be the third time "An Afternoon of Jazz" was hosted at Hat City Kitchen.  The venue is a home and destination for live jazz.  David Stryker performed last year.  This year: Nat Adderley Jr., Vincent Ector, and other guests.  Listen to jazz and support an organization dedicated to educating and empowering the West Orange community.

Ways to Get Involved: 

  • Advertise in this year’s Ad Journal produced by Masconsumption Media
    • $25 business card size
    • $50 ½ page
    • $100 full page
    • $500 back cover in color
  • Submit jazz related artwork/photography to the Ad Journal
  • Attend the event on Sunday April 3rd, 2016 at Hat City Kitchen in New Jersey’s Valley Arts District
  • Become a member of WOAHO and/or donate to the organization

Please make checks payable to the "West Orange African Heritage" or visit our website for a membership application and to pay online, at www.woaho.org. “Like” our page on Facebook to keep abreast of upcoming events and interesting information.

Past advertisers include Hat City Kitchen, University of Orange, Domineer Media, LadiSav, The Essex House, New Jersey Arts Incubator, Soultry Scissors Hair Studio and the Nikhil Badlani Foundation.

Read last year’s Ad Journal here: https://issuu.com/masconsumption/docs/woahojazzevent

Until this year's "Afternoon of Jazz," attend the Black History Month event at the West Orange Public Library next Monday, February 22nd.

About the Writer

Patricia Rogers, #ValleyGirlNJ, lives in New Jersey's Valley Arts District. The native New Yorker works as a writer, blogger and community activist.  Starting Masconsumption Media in 2012, she has been passionate about capturing the stories of the vibrant up and coming Valley Arts District neighborhood through her blog, zine, events and more.  She blogs for Jersey Indie, Luna StageHat City Kitchen and offers many creative media services.  Visit her blog www.masconsumption.com and keep up with your favorite Valley Girl on social media at @zine_editor (Twitter / Instagram / Snapchat).