Free Webop Jazz Concert For Little Kids at Montclair Library, 1/21

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Looking for something to do with your little ones this Saturday? Jazz House Kids is holding a free WEBOP class/concert at the Montclair Public Library, 11am to noon for kids up to age 5 with their grownups. It’s live jazz, hands on, fun experience for kids and adults. Interested? RSVP at 973-744-2273

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Montclair Justice Coalition To Hold First Youth Forum, 1/27

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Montclair Justice Coalition will hold its first Real Talk Youth Forum on Friday, January 27th at 6pm, at the Wally Choice Community Center in Glenfield Park. It will be a workshop with Edwin Ortiz and Rashida Smith — the ex-offenders who spoke at the Real Talk forum in December — two MPD officers, and local youth. Edwin will work with boys, Rashida will work with girls. The tone will be conversational. To provide a comfortable setting for the kids to talk openly on whatever issues arise, no stigma, the session is not open to adults beyond facilitators and staff. Continue Reading

Enter to Win Minecraft Giveaway!

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

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Giveaway: Minecraft 90-minute Fun

WHAT: Win a 90-minute Minecraft play for 1 child + 1 lucky friend at L3 Academy

WHEN: 3-4:30 PM on Saturday, January 21

Entries accepted below until 8PM on January 17, 2017.
http://l3-academy.com/rafflecopter-giveaway-minecraft-90minute-fun-1

Montclair Lacrosse Presents 4th Annual Lax Ball!

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 9:45am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Support Montclair Lacrosse at the 4th Annual Lax Ball, Friday, January 27, 7-11 p.m., at the Montclair Women’s Club (82 Union, Montclair). All proceeds go to benefit girls and boys lacrosse at Montclair High School. To purchase tickets, visit montclairgirlslacrosse.com.

Kids’ Creativity Center at MAM Free First Thursday Night

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 05, 2017 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

January starts a new year, and the Museum invites you to stop by and discover just how rejuvenating art can be. Kids’ Creativity Center allows parents to enjoy the full Free First Thursday Night experience while kids are engaged in art-making.

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During this drop-off workshop, children (ages 5+) will learn to use fine art materials in an age-appropriate project led by experienced art educators. A separate charge applies for Kids’ Creativity Center, and one-hour time slots can be reserved in advance.

Bring the kids and enjoy a night out at the Montclair Art Museum (MAM) with free general admission, live music, art activities and tours, dynamic seasonal programming, and more at Free First Thursday Night, January 5, 5–9 p.m.!

Free First Thursday Night spotlights MAM’s permanent collection with tours at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Live music in the galleries will be provided by Chroma, a musical trio featuring L. E. McCullough, Amy Beshara, and Max Carmichael.

Free First Thursday Nights take place the first Thursday of the month (October–June) from 5 to 9 p.m. For an up-to-date schedule of upcoming Free First Thursday Nights, visit montclairartmuseum.org/free-first-thurs-nights.

January Programs For Kids, Families and Teens at Montclair Public Library

Monday, Jan 02, 2017 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Plenty to do this month at the Montclair Public Library:

January Programs For Kids, Families and Teens at Montclair Public Library

Storytime
Mother Goose is a great way to promote literacy among our preschool-aged patrons. Picture books, songs, art experiences, and puppets are used to build upon children’s natural enthusiasm for books and reading. Children of all abilities welcome.
*No registration required; space limited.
3rd floor
Ages 3 to 6
Mondays, January 23, 30, February 6 & 13 at 1:30pm
*Preference given to Montclair Library Cardholders; please bring card.

Babies in the Library
Babies meet babies! Parents and caregivers sing nursery rhymes together with their little ones. Songs, language activities, and board books will be introduced during each session. Make baby’s first library experience a special one! Children of all abilities welcome.
*No registration required; space limited.
3rd floor
Newborns-23 mos.
Tuesdays, January 24, 31, February 7, 14 & 21 at 10:30am & 11:30am
*Preference given to Montclair Library Cardholders; please bring card. Continue Reading

Weekend Family Highlights: First Night Morris, FunPlex, Winter Wonderland and More!

BY  |  Friday, Dec 30, 2016 9:19am  |  COMMENTS (0)

It’s the last weekend of 2016… and the first weekend of 2017! Happy New Year! We’ve found some family friendly fun for you this weekend. Enjoy!

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First Night Morris (The Green, Morristown) will mark its 25th Anniversary on Saturday evening. This family friendly event will be host to over 80 performances at more than 24 venues around downtown Morristown. The downtown Morristown event begins at 4:45 PM, with fireworks at 9:15 PM. Admission allows access to all First Night Morris County performances. Tickets are $25 per person and children 4 and under are free. For more details including a full schedule and map of performances, visit the website.

Spend New Year’s Eve at The FunPlex (182 Route 10 West, East Hanover) on Saturday from 7:00 PM to 12:30 AM. Enjoy unlimited indoor attractions, music, buffet, refreshments, and $10 worth of Arcade value per person. Tickets are $49 in advance and $54 at the door. Anyone entering the facility must have a ticket. There will also be a midnight celebration with favors. Continue Reading

Register For Fun Winter Classes at Geyer Family Branch of the YMCA of Montclair

BY  |  Tuesday, Dec 06, 2016 11:45am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Winter is on its way! The Geyer Family Branch of the YMCA of Montclair knows parents will be looking for indoor activities to keep their children active and engaged and is offering lots of great classes for the winter session. Registration for the winter session begins Monday, December 12 for those with a family membership and Tuesday, December 13 for Kinder members and new members. The new session runs from January 2-February 18, 2017.

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In addition to the popular swim, cooking, dance, art and gym classes offered for the winter session, the Geyer Family Branch has several new classes, including: Continue Reading

Additional Free YMCA Memberships For 7th Graders Available

BY  |  Sunday, Dec 04, 2016 12:49pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Y believes that healthy habits learned at an early age will last a lifetime. Some additional spots in the Y’s 7th Grade Initiative program are now available at the YMCA of Montclair. The memberships are FREE and available during the school year to 7th Graders who live in their service area–Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, Clifton, Glen Ridge, Montclair and Verona. (Memberships will be given out on a first-come-first served basis.)

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Additional spots in the 7th Grade Initiative program are now available at YMCA of Montclair.

Seventh graders will have access to their two pools, the gym, Youth Yoga & Cycling classes (150+ group exercise classes for those ages 13+) and their Teen Room. Plus, they can take part in many activities, such as homework help, Ladies Lounge, Social Society, Youth Night, Leaders’ Club, TNT: Teens and Trainings, and more. Continue Reading

Santa Claus Comes to Montclair Early This Year

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 9:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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This Saturday, December 3, Santa Claus will visit the Business Districts on a Montclair Fire Department fire truck and will have gifts for all youngsters.

11:00 AM – Walnut St. Business District (Walnut St. Lot)

11:30 AM – Watchung Plaza (Watchung Ave. & N. Fullerton Ave.)

12:00 PM – St. James Church (Bellevue Ave. & Valley Rd.)

12:30 PM – South End Business District (Orange Rd. & Cedar Ave.)

The Montclair Community Band will play at each location, and Santa will have candy and gifts for all youngsters.

Santa’s Mailbox

Kids can mail a letter to Santa and will receive a personalized letter in return! Continue Reading

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