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  • Crowns

    crowns-1_1_orig.jpgA moving and celebratory musical play in which hats become a springboard for an exploration of black history and identity as seen through the eyes of a young black woman who has come down South to stay with her aunt after her brother is killed in Brooklyn.

    ​Hats are everywhere, in exquisite variety, and the characters use the hats to tell tales concerning everything from the etiquette of hats to their historical and contemporary social functioning.

    ​There is a hat for every occasion, from flirting to churchgoing to funerals to baptisms, and the tradition of hats is traced back to African rituals and slavery and forward to the New Testament and current fashion.

    This GAAMC Excursion is scheduled for one show only, the 2:00 PM matinee on Sunday, October 2, 2016, at The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Road, Maplewood, NJ 07040. Tickets will be distributed at the theater just before the show. 

    The Burgdorff Center is less than one block from NJ Transit's Maplewood train station on the Morris & Essex Line.
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  • Tour Sayen House & Gardens

    sayen-house-and-gardens_250.jpg Join GAAMC as we take a leisurely walk through one of New Jersey's beautiful botanical gardens. Located right outside our state's capital, the "Sayen House and Gardens" offers itself as "a welcome sanctuary for nature lovers, garden enthusiasts and history buffs alike."

    Watch a Flight Over Sayen Park on YouTube, by clicking this line.

    The Sayen House & Gardens was created by Frederick Sayen, an avid gardener who traveled the world. In 1912, he purchased a 30-acre parcel of land not far from the family rubber mill in Hamilton Square, NJ. He built a bungalow style home and surrounded it with plants and flowers acquired while he traveled the world. His collection includes species from China, Japan, and England, many of which are still flourishing today!! There are more than 1,000 azaleas and nearly 500 rhododendrons thriving under the vigilant care of the dedicated Sayen Gardens groundskeepers.

    Spring unveils a magnificent display of color and beauty with more than 250,000 flowering bulbs, as well as dogwood trees, heirloom azaleas, and rhododendrons.  Throughout the year, annual and perennial displays fill the gardens with splendor, highlighting the many walking trails, fish ponds, and gazebos that permeate the grounds.
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  • Board Meeting

    This is the regular monthly meeting of GAAMC's Board of Trustees, held on the third Thursday of each month.  Members are invited to join us, however, we ask that you contact our President via email at President@GAAMC.org, so they may make accommodations for you.

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  • Xunta - Tapas Espana

    Xunta.PNG Bring your empty stomach and join GAAMC as we meet for dinner at "Xunta," an authentic Spanish tapas (not "topless" ;-D) restaurant in Northern New Jersey. We will try a variety of Spanish tapas (small dishes meant to be shared with friends) as we enjoy an evening with our GAAMC family.  Most tapas are priced between $7 and $16, with entrees ranging from $15 - $29. Remember, they are meant to be shared!  

    Read the full menu by clicking this line.
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  • Board Meeting

    This is the regular monthly meeting of GAAMC's Board of Trustees, held on the third Thursday of each month.  Members are invited to join us, however, we ask that you contact our President via email at President@GAAMC.org, so they may make accommodations for you.

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  • Board Meeting

    This is the regular monthly meeting of GAAMC's Board of Trustees, held on the third Thursday of each month.  Members are invited to join us, however, we ask that you contact our President via email at President@GAAMC.org, so they may make accommodations for you.

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  • Board Meeting

    This is the regular monthly meeting of GAAMC's Board of Trustees, held on the third Thursday of each month.  Members are invited to join us, however, we ask that you contact our President via email at President@GAAMC.org, so they may make accommodations for you.

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  • Board Meeting

    This is the regular monthly meeting of GAAMC's Board of Trustees, held on the third Thursday of each month.  Members are invited to join us, however, we ask that you contact our President via email at President@GAAMC.org, so they may make accommodations for you.

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  • Board Meeting

    This is the regular monthly meeting of GAAMC's Board of Trustees, held on the third Thursday of each month.  Members are invited to join us, however, we ask that you contact our President via email at President@GAAMC.org, so they may make accommodations for you.

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  • Board Meeting

    This is the regular monthly meeting of GAAMC's Board of Trustees, held on the third Thursday of each month.  Members are invited to join us, however, we ask that you contact our President via email at President@GAAMC.org, so they may make accommodations for you.

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