Maplewood, NJ 07040
SIP In SOMA

A podcast in Maplewood and South Orange, NJ featuring inspirational people!

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SIP in SOMA is a podcast about life, family and community in Maplewood and South Orange, NJ.

Hosted by Danielle Perrotta. 

EPISODE 25 - Mark Murphy of Mark Murphy’s Music

Mark and I discuss the awesome Under Cover Music Fest

⭐️Let’s talk about music! Mark is a beloved music educator and has a beautiful, stylish musical space that delights the eye and has amazing energy. 

⭐️We chat about the Undercover Music festival and Mark’s vision come to life. 

⭐️Shout out to my Mom! Happy Birthday to her during this beautiful month of JUNE! 


What a treat to talk with Mark - his trajectory as a Maplewood business owner is awesome - his business keeps growing and growing. And it’s no wonder - he is a talented teacher and connects with people and other business owners in town. Currently he is promoting an amazing event, the Undercover Music Festival, designed to bring FREE music to THE PEOPLE of SOMA and is collaborating with amazing sponsors and friends who are so supportive of the event. We had a lovely chat about SOMA and music being a true connector. I can’t wait to hear Mark play and all of the other bands that will be performing at the festival! 


You can find Mark at:

https://www.markmurphysmusic.com/ and @markmurphysmusic on FB and Instagram. 

For more information about the Under Cover Music Fest, check out the 


Facebook invite:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2478841928801277/?ti=ia

Vanessa Pollack is another amazing sponsor and Fox and Falcon will be at the helm of the Beer Garden! WHOO HOO! Work and Play will be providing kids activities! 


This episode of SIP in SOMA is sponsored Whole Learning NJ. Better learning for all. At Whole Learning, we help parents and communities better serve and support children with learning challenges and special needs through coaching, tutoring, workshops and community-based programming and activities. Check out the website: www.wholelearningnj.com and follow us on FB @wholelearningnj


COOL EVENTS COMING UP! 

June 1st

NJ PRIDE Run - 9am - 11am at Grove Park in South Orange

HAPI Fest - 12pm - 5 pm at the Woodland in Maplewood

Under Cover Music Fest - 4pm - 10 pm on Sloan Street in South Orange


June 8th

My Mom’s Birthday! YAY!

Theatre in the Park - 12 - 4pm at Founders Park in South Orange


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Mark Murphy talks with me about the Under Cover Music Fest.

Mark Murphy talks with me about the Under Cover Music Fest.

EPISODE 24 - Feather foundation

Talking with Dr. Meredith Ruden about parents with cancer

⭐️Why is Maplewood so important to me?

⭐️Talking about The Feather Foundation with Dr. Meredith Ruden, an organization that gives hope to parents with cancer. 

⭐️SOOOO many events! 


It was a delight to chat with Meredith Ruden, fellow Maplewoodian, who is doing so much to connect, collaborate and contribute to our community and beyond. She came on the podcast to talk about The Feather Foundation, an organization that she founded to help families. Our conversation is rich and we talk about the challenges of raising kids in general, and with the added stress of illness. Meredith also shared how our SOMA NJ businesses and friends have reached out to support the work she is doing. 


You can find Dr. Meredith Ruden and The Feather Foundation at:

https://www.thefeatherfoundation.org/


On instagram and Facebook - @thefeatherfoundation


This episode of SIP in SOMA is sponsored by Finlay + Gage Musical Instruments. You can find this amazing instrument shop that does rentals, sales and repairs of your string instruments. Sam Finlay and his staff are knowledgeable and fun. You can come in and get demonstrations, play the instruments and experience the joy of music. 


COOL EVENTS COMING UP! 


April - May

SOMA General Store Pop-Up Shop

Springfield Avenue, Maplewood NJ


Check out the amazing events, and #shoplocal - the creators, makers and designers of SOMA and the surrounding areas will be part of the latest pop-up venture focusing on kids, babies, and families. 


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Meredith Ruden and her kids, a purpose behind the Feather Foundation.

Meredith Ruden and her kids, a purpose behind the Feather Foundation.

EPISODE 23 - Dr. Alissa Gardenhire of BEST in Class Tutoring

Alissa and I have amazing conversations about tutoring and learning

Episode 23 with Dr. Alissa Gardenhire of Best in Class Tutoring 

⭐️Why do families seek tutoring? There is no one-size fits all for education. Learn about tutoring and how it’s helping kids catch up and excel. 

⭐️Is our speedy culture killing the idea of studying and hard work? We talk about the process to get to product and entrepreneur skills. 

⭐️Hanging out in SOMA and the city - did you know there is so much to do in NYC?


Talking with Alissa is easy, fun and always enlightening. Our relationship started with a 6-hour conversation - we just couldn’t stop talking about life, teaching, and our love of SOMA. We finally took the chat to the podcast and it’s amazing to talk with another educator that wants to change the world and help kiddos as much as I do! Check out our conversation and then go to all of the cool places that Alissa recommends in SOMA and beyond! 

You can find Dr. Alissa Gardenhire and Best in Class Tutoring:

https://join.bestinclasseducation.com/south-orange/

On instagram - @bcso_tutoring


Thank you for your continued support of SIP in SOMA! 


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Dr. Alissa Gardenhire of Best in Class tutoring in South Orange, NJ with her awesome student!

Dr. Alissa Gardenhire of Best in Class tutoring in South Orange, NJ with her awesome student!

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Sponsorships and Gratitude

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SIP in SOMA’s Sponsor - Finlay + Gage

Episode 23 is sponsored by Finlay + Gage Musical Instruments. Stop by or check them out online for your rentals, purchases or repairs of string instruments. 


I highly recommende popping in the store for a wonderful experience with Sam and his staff - they are knowledgeable people who truly love music - plus, you can put your hands on an instrument to play. 

The store is located at 1677 Springfield Avenue in Maplewood, NJ.

SIP in SOMA’s THEME MUSIC

SIP in SOMA‘s theme music was  composted  by Russell Olesh. You find him on Instagram @Russell_Olesh. Check out his  channel on  You Tube  to  hear  the  extended version of the song, “I’ll Do Anything” and his other  beautiful  compositions.  

Thank you Alan Friedman!

Alan Friedman did the incredible audio editing in our most recent episode 23.  He is a  big fan of  the  show  and  has given  us  countless  tips  from  the  beginning  -  thanks  ALAN!

Check him out at www.audiolifer.com - his  expertise  and  skills  have  been  invaluable.  

LOGO DESIGN

Special shout out to Rachel Zorel and Jacqueline Kirby at 7 Layer Studio for a stellar job on the SIP in SOMA logo and branding. 

Gratitude

Special thanks to Paul Holtzman at Cedar Ridge Café and Bakery for providing an incredible “office space” and feeding my body and soul during the launch. 

About Us

What’s it all about?

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SIP in SOMA is all about people who are connecting, collaborating and contributing to our two communities of South Orange and Maplewood, NJ. As a connector, Danielle Perrotta has spent a lot of time introducing people to each other or telling friends and neighbors about the cool events going on in our neck of the woods. She is thrilled to be having these conversations with a broader audience and introducing ALL OF YOU to the incredible people she has met in SOMA. Check out the show wherever you listen to podcasts. Be sure to share your glows, grows, and suggestions. Introduce Danielle to the incredible people you know and LOVE in SOMA. She would love for you to SUBSCRIBE to the podcast and REVIEW the show on your favorite podcasting app. 

THANK YOU!



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SIP in SOMA

Maplewood, NJ 07040