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SIP In SOMA

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

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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


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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!

EPISODE 22 - THE SOCIAL SKILLS TRAINING PROJECT

Jed and I discuss the importance of having special needs programming & community awareness

Episode 22 with Jed Baker, PhD of The Social Skills Training Project

⭐️Talking about social skills groups for young people with autism, sensory and social challenges.

⭐️Jed shares strategies for families and educators to proactively support challenging situations

⭐️We discuss the Sensory Friendly Movie event and programming that encourages sensitivity in schools, the community and job sites. 


It was a privilege and pleasure to talk with Jed Baker, PhD about his social skills training groups and support of young people in our community and beyond. We discussed how support of people with special needs is a mutually beneficial goal and he shared some of his thoughts about active ways to support people with autism and other sensory challenges - both in the ways we think about behavior and in how we respond to behavior. 


Check out the links below to get more information as a client, buy a book to support your own efforts, see one of the free social skills videos and more! 

www.jedbaker.com

www.socialskillstrainingproject.com

Trying when it’s hard in the classroom - https://youtu.be/kkhAeFI0RaU


COOL EVENTS COMING UP! 

Feb 16th and 17th - Progressive Theater and the Community Coalition on Race presents:

The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin

https://www.facebook.com/events/325583124963562/?ti=ia


Feb 18th - Sensory Friendly Movie Event

https://www.facebook.com/events/329944851186625/?ti=ia


Feb 23rd - Open Mic Night at Finlay + Gage Musical Instruments

https://www.facebook.com/events/231584704449412/?ti=ia


Mar 1st - Achieve Foundation Mardi Gras tix

https://www.facebook.com/events/935325936662486/?ti=ia

Episode 11 - https://anchor.fm/danielle-perrotta/episodes/Episode-11---Achieve-Foundation-e271qt


Mar 9th - MEND NJ’s 2019 Green Bean Gala

https://www.facebook.com/events/2185875351740679/?ti=ia

Episode 3 - https://anchor.fm/danielle-perrotta/episodes/Episode-3---MEND-NJ-e1r23d


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Working with staff from Maplewood, NJ to produce the Sensory Friendly Movie Event.

Working with staff from Maplewood, NJ to produce the Sensory Friendly Movie Event.

EPISODE 21 - Josi Stone of Wildly

Josi shares her love of floral design and her exciting new studio space

Episode 21 with Josi Stone, Floral Designer and owner of Wildly

⭐️Josi and I talked about her new studio space in South Orange.

⭐️We talk about her creative workshops and Valentine specials. 

⭐️Events Galore this February - ukulele jam session, family movie event and an open mic! 


I truly enjoyed my chat with Josi Stone, and inspirational entrepreneur who just joined Leanna Lu and Maddy Shaw at 12 West South Orange Avenue in opening a creative studio that is a home to all of their thriving businesses. 

Josi shares her love of flowers and design with me and we talk about her interest in locally sourcing plants and flowers right here in New Jersey.

Check out https://www.wildlyflorals.com/ to see her portfolio and do some shopping! 

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