Le French Week Brings Music, Food, & Festivities to New Jersey

BY  |  Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


For one week in July, New Jersey goes French. Between July 6 – 14, which is Bastille Day (France’s Independence Day) Le French Week will offer fun events celebrating all things French. There are many events throughout NJ—from French charades and desserts in Hoboken to a night out at L’Occitane en Provence in Paramus—but lucky for us, there are great events in Baristaville!

Here are your local Le French Week events:

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South Orange Summer Nights “Taste the Music” at Flood’s Hill

BY  |  Monday, Jun 29, 2015 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

South Orange Summer Nights

Wednesday nights at Flood Hill in South Orange are the place to be. For twenty years, Free Concerts in the Park has entertained families and visitors to South Orange each Wednesday night in July. Now under a new name, with expanded opportunities for fun, South Orange Summer Nights presents “Taste the Music”–concerts, food trucks, and activities for kids and families.

The music, featuring an exciting line-up of some of today’s top performers in soul, reggae, pop, rock ‘n roll and more begins at 7:30 pm and is free to attend, no tickets required. In the event of inclement weather, all events will be canceled.

“Taste the Music” schedule:

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Montclair Author Jenny Milchman Writes Third Book

BY  |  Monday, Jun 29, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

jenny-milchman-webMontclair author Jenny Milchman‘s third book, Night Falls, might sound a little familiar. A physiological thriller, the story takes place during one night when a snowstorm shuts down a family’s Adirondack home, leaving them stranded – until two escaped prisoners show up.

“I am aware of the crazy convergence with the real life story playing out upstate,” Milchman, a 1987 graduate of Montclair High, told Baristanet.

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Celebrate SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling in Montclair Center Today

BY  |  Friday, Jun 26, 2015 1:53pm  |  COMMENTS (6)

What is Gay Pride?Join clergy and congregants from 4:45-5:30 pm today at the corner of Church Street and Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair Center for an interfaith celebration of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that gay marriage bans are unconstitutional. All are invited to go, pray, sing and celebrate. For more information, visit www.bnaikeshet.org







Independence Day Concert this Sunday

BY  |  Friday, Jun 26, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

God Bless AmericaIn Baristaville, there are many Fourth of July celebrations to choose from, but if you’re feeling that patriotic spirit a little early, Le voici internazionali will be presenting “God Bless America” a concert recital this Sunday, June 28 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Montclair.

The concert, performed by amateur and professional singers under the artistic direction of longtime Montclair vocal artist and teacher Patrizia Cioffi, will feature a sing-along of favorite inspirational tunes to highlight Independence Day. The program will include solo and ensemble pieces from the Andrew Sisters, whose patriotic songs entertained Allied troops during World War II.

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The Weekend: Films, Cars, Music, and More

BY  |  Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

It’s the last weekend in June and the weekend is jam-packed with events!

Friday Night Flicks

We told you about:

Here are some other great ways to spend your weekend:

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Local Fourth of July Celebrations

BY  |  Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

 Fourth of July

Parades, parties, fireworks… The choices of patriotic fun are endless in our area for the Fourth of July in just two weeks.

Here are some local celebrations:

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Fourth of July Fundraiser Party at DLV Lounge Thursday

BY  |  Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Fourth of July

This Thursday, June 25, head to DLV Lounge (300 Bloomfield Avenue) for drinks, music, and merriment to raise money for Montclair’s 65th annual Fourth of July celebrations.

The Brandstetter Group and Schweers Technologies, both based in Montclair, wanted to do something for the community and decided that since they love the 4th of July parade, they wanted to support the celebration. Entrance is $20 and there will be door prizes. It’s a cash bar, but DLV will offer beer specials and specials drinks.

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Studio B Skewers Reality in MILKWOOD at the South By South Orange Festival

BY  |  Monday, Jun 22, 2015 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


On Saturday, June 27, Studio B—a Maplewood and South Orange-based arts organization known for producing unique, standing-room-only events with area artists—will be putting on an old-time radio soap opera aimed at popping a hole in the local political bubble.

Milkwood, a full-length comedy written by Thompson and Turner Hall, looks at a fictitious New Jersey Town going through some painful growing pains. The plot centers around the demolition of a beloved local landmark, and the very colorful cast of characters fighting for – and against – its demise. Studio B stresses the fact that the plot and the characters are “pure theater” and that any resemblance to real events or people is totally coincidental.

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A Dreamy Shakespearean Reading at Van Vleck

BY  |  Monday, Jun 22, 2015 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Shakespeare Series

Following its inaugural reading Twelfth Night last month, the newly founded Montclair Shakespeare Series will perform an outdoor concert staged reading of Shakespeare’s most popular work—A Midsummer Night’s Dream—on Tuesday, June 30 at Van Vleck House & Gardens.

Accompanied by live acoustic music, this free summer event promises to be a magical evening for the whole family.

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