Symposia Community Events – February 2013

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” 

― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

$5 Yoga Class  Every Wednesday at 7 pm

Have you always shied away from Yoga because you thought you weren’t very flexible?

Symposia is now opening its doors to a new environment for yoga practice: small classes, taught in a supportive, non-competitive manner, with individual attention.  Students will be gently guided through basic yoga postures, yogic breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques.

After the class, feel free to linger, have a cup of tea, chat. Refreshments will be served.

Certified Yoga Instructor Carmen Rusu

For more information, contact Carmen:  201-805-1739 or


 Drum Circle & Vegan-Raw Potluck – Fri, Feb 15th, 6:30pm-8:30pm

 Come join us for a SPECTACULAR DRUM CELEBRATION and VEGAN-RAW FOOD POTLUCK with Robert Lawrence Friedman!  Invigorate your soul, de-stress, have lots of fun, and eat some great, healthy, food!  Kids welcome!

*No experience necessary and *Instruments will be provided!

 Recent research demonstrates that hand drumming can improve the immune system and reduce stress.  Robert Lawrence Friedman, author of “The Healing Power of the Drum”, teaches rhythmic exercises, vocalizations and specific hand drum techniques to demonstrate how the drum can help us to de-stress, energize, and release negative emotions.  Robert Friedman has appeared on numerous national television shows and has been interviewed in multiple health magazines to discuss his views on managing stress.

 Vegan, Raw Potluck from 6:30pm – 7:00pm

Bring a Vegan or Dish to share ~ or ~cash donations (for food) will be greatly appreciated! J

 Hon’t miss this! Space is limited! Pre-register now at:

For more details, contact:

Gail Zikri, 201.388.3616,


 “It’s All About LOVE!” –Valentine Party – Feb. 12 at 7 pm

 And we don’t mean only romantic love, the type that gives you butterflies in your stomach and an unnatural craving for heart-shaped chocolates. We mean ANY kind of bond of friendship, mutual respect and affection between human beings. LOVE creates community, it brings us closer together, and ultimately shapes our lives.

 So come celebrate LOVE with us at Symposia at our annual Valentine’s Day Party!

 Bring some delicious food to share, as well as some thoughts on what love means to you. It could be anything – a favorite poem, a drawing, a photograph, a craft, a song, a story, or a talent. Let us know how love has impacted your life during the past year or past week, and why you couldn’t imagine living life without it!!!

 For more information or to let her what you plan to bring, call Carmen  at 201-805-1739


 “Teaching Language New Tricks: – Writing Workshop  – Feb 21st at 7 pm

 Wanted: poets, writers on any genre and all around lovers of language and discourse interested in sharing their creative experiences and endeavors in concert with others

and so before we stop communicating all together……let’s talk!

 about everything relative to poetry and writing etc.

let’s talk before it becomes obsolete

 about amazing things which are in the storehouse of the soul to discuss and share.

Facilitator: Phil DePinto.

For more information, contact Phil at 201-264-4508.


 Guitar Circle  Every Thursday at 8.30 pm

  Come jam with local guitar players in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Share your favorite songs and learn new ones. All playing levels and styles are welcome! 

 To register or for more info, contact Carlos at

PUPPETONIA – Puppet Shows for Babies and Toddlers

 Since its inception, Puppetonia has taught children so much more than just their ABC’s and 123′s. The music and puppet shows incorporate important social skills, early academics, thinking skills, motor skills, and self-expression.

 The music is fun and upbeat, and the children are encouraged to move to the rhythm, follow verbal instructions, practice sequential movements, and have a great time. And there are bubbles galore! 

For a sample of our shows, check these links:



 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10 and 11 am

 Tue: 4 pm

 BABY PUPPETONIA: Tue at 2 pm and Thu at 1.30 pm


Two new shows every week.

No reservation required.

 For more info, call or text: (201) 805-1739

Email:  or visit


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