Friends’ Concerts & Programs
Members of the Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library spend a significant amount of time each year interviewing, auditioning, selecting and funding extraordinary programs. The Sundays at Three concerts begin at 3:00 pm. Doors open at 2:45 pm. Attendance is free and registration is not required; just come and enjoy!
It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month and to celebrate, Frank & 3 To Clave, a Latin jazz ensemble headed by Frank Villafañe, will perform at the library. Mr. Villafañe is a pianist, composer, and music arranger. He plays piano “con clave” in the styles of Eddie Palmieri, Peruchin and Sergio Mendes. The group consists of four exceptional musicians: Larry Evans, Justino Vargas, Eddie Perez and Mr. Villafañe. They specialize in Cuban dance music, and selections will include salsa, meringue, rumba, cha cha and others. This program is funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library. Doors open at 2:45 pm. No sign-up is needed.Read more...
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Join the Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library at The Bernards Inn for dinner with L’Aura Hladik Hoffman, author of “Ghosthunting New Jersey” and an upcoming book “The Dead End Zone: Sports’ Ghosts, Legends, & Haunted Tales.” Ms. Hladik has been officially ghost hunting since 1993 and founded the NJ Ghost Hunters Society in 1998, which to date is the largest paranormal investigating organization in New Jersey. As a paranormal investigator, she has stayed at the famously haunted Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, LA. Other ghost hunting explorations have taken her to Chicago, Savannah, and New Orleans. Internationally, she’s investigated several Irish haunted castles, most notably Leap Castle (County Offaly, Ireland).
Join us for a spooktacular evening with a book signing, ghost stories, dancing to music by local celebrity DJ Charlie Zavalick, 50/50 and a silent auction. Tickets include hors d’oeuvres, steak, pasta and dessert. Proceeds benefit library programs. Attendees must be 18 or older. Tickets are limited. Click here to purchase your tickets online today. If you wish to send a check, click here to download a reservation form to mail in.Read more...
Join Rivers, Sunday, December 11, at 3:00 pm for an afternoon of original music. Hailing from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Rivers is a full-time band, performing over 300 shows throughout 2015 and 2016. The all-acoustic trio will be performing a selection of previously released and unreleased music. Rivers’ “soul folk” is splashed with different eras of country, blues and funk music. With strong vocals, their raw sound comes from traditional instruments, implementing upright bass, guitar, banjo and percussion.
A smattering of genre-bending sounds, Rivers is an experience unlike anything else. “After just two short years of playing together, Joe Schaefer, 25, Matt Sinkovitz, 31, and Vincent Yarnell, 25, are eagerly working to get their distinctive folk amalgamation into the eardrums of as many people as possible. ‘People really love our music,’ said Sinkovitz, the percussionist. ‘It’s amazing to share what you’ve created with people and get such a positive response. It makes you feel like you are doing something right. We have kids sitting around us at farmers markets, and we play senior homes. We can hold it down for most audiences.’” –Missy Smith, The Burg Magazine
This is a free concert funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Doors open at 2:45 pm. No sign-up is needed.Read more...