The Weekend: Music, Movies, Museums, and More!

BY  |  Thursday, Dec 01, 2016 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Tree Lighting 2013. Photo: Chanda Hall

This weekend is jam packed with great local events to enjoy!

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What to Do in December

BY  |  Thursday, Dec 01, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Mark your calendars! Here’s a round up of what’s happening in the Montclair area in December:

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Fa La La La La! Carols, Choirs and Christmas Holiday Concerts

BY  |  Thursday, Dec 01, 2016 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

It’s December and now it’s time to revel in the joyous music of the season at Christmas. You can join in the Fa, La, La, La, Las at one these local holiday concerts:

Holiday Concerts

The New Jersey Choral Society, one of the state’s most prestigious choral groups, presents Magnificat on December 3 and December 4 in the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Montclair.  Begin your holiday celebrations with joyous music of the season, featuring… Keep Your Lamps – Andre Thomas; Magnificat – Claudio Monteverdi; O Nata Lux – Morten Lauridsen; Nativity Carol – John Rutter; O Come All Ye Faithful – arr. Sir David Willcocks; I Was Glad – Hubert Parry including the popular audience sing-along!

The New Jersey Choral Society presents a “Magnificat
Saturday, December 3 at 8 pm and Sunday, December 4 at 3 pm
Church of the Immaculate Conception, 30 North Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Advance tickets are $25 (Add $5 at the door)
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Need a Little Christmas? Visit the Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 3:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour

Glenmont decked out for the holidays. (Photo: Facebook)

The Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour takes place on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4 and will showcase 15 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The tour also includes Essex County Kip’s Castle and the Walther House at the Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens.

The self-guided house tours will be held at the following locations:

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2016 Local Tree Lightings and Celebrations

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Tree Lighting 2013. Photo: Chanda Hall

Montclair Tree Lighting 2013. Photo: Chanda Hall

They may not be as grand as the tree at Rockefeller Center, but they light up our towns with as much joy. Here are some local tree lightings and celebrations:
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NBC’s Lester Holt to Receive Award, Participate in Q&A at MSU, 12/2

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Lester Holt

Lester Holt  (Photo by: Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC)

Montclair State University’s School of Communication & Media will honor NBC News’ Lester Holt with the 2016 Allen B. Du Mont Broadcaster of the Year Award on Friday, December 2 at a free public event.

Holt will address a special Colloquium of MSU students, faculty and staff and be interviewed for SCM’s public affairs program “Carpe Diem.” The Colloquium is open to the university community.

Holt is an award-winning journalist and anchor of the “NBC Nightly News.” He is also principal anchor of “Dateline NBC.” He joined NBC News 16 years ago and has reported on breaking news events around the world. This September he moderated the most watched presidential debate in American history between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. 84 million viewers tuned in for the debate. Most recently Holt anchored coverage of Hurricane Matthew and earlier this year from the Rio Olympics.

Holt first joined the NBC News family as an anchor and reporter for MSNBC, following 14 years at WBBM-TV in Chicago. He previously worked at WCBS-TV New York and KCBS Los Angeles. He’s been honored with multiple Emmy Awards and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.

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The Dome Rooftop Lounge at The Manor Goes Live, Starting Tonight!

BY  |  Friday, Nov 25, 2016 12:39pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


“The Dome” Rooftop Lounge at The Manor in West Orange is hosting a live music series featuring The Mark Peterson Band, accompanied each night by a female special guest vocalist.

The live music performances will kick-off with a launch event the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, November 25th from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Additional live performances are scheduled for every Friday in December.

The band will perform contemporary interpretations of musical arrangements from the early eras of jazz, swing, and the American Songbook, seamlessly mixed with the funk & soul of Motown as well as twists on today’s pop hits. Continue Reading

The Weekend: What’s Happening After Thanksgiving

BY  |  Thursday, Nov 24, 2016 3:45pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Wine, Beer and a Cocktail to Go With Your Thanksgiving Dinner

You have an extra long holiday weekend after Thanksgiving. What to do? Besides stuffing yourself with leftovers, there are lots of option.

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Montclair Film Festival Goes Back To The 1980s To Help Raise The Roof!

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 9:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Montclair Film Festival (MFF) will kick off their 2017 programming with I WANT MY MFF!: A 1980’s DANCE PARTY featuring live music from The Losers Lounge, New York City’s premier interpreters of modern song, with special performances from Stephen Colbert, Patrick Wilson, and other special guests, to be announced at a future date.


The event takes place on February 4, 2017, at 8:00 PM at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ. Proceeds from this special evening will support the launch of the Investors Bank Film & Media Center, the new home of the MFF’s year-round film and education programs, opening in April 2017.

Tickets for the event begin at $25 for balcony seating, with $100 tickets on the main floor offering access to the dance floor, two complimentary drink tickets, and hors d’oeuvres. All ticketing is General Admission. Continue Reading

Intergenerational Conversations: Race, Culture and Beyond in Montclair

BY  |  Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 2:34pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Montclair NAACP and First Congregational Church of Montclair have joined together to present the first of a series of intergenerational community conversations on race, culture, and class. The event will feature individuals representing different perspectives presenting their views in a facilitated forum before an audience of Montclair residents, who will get a chance to weigh in during a question and answer session.

About 50 open houses in the Baristaville area this weekend.

“Our objective is to provide an instructive opportunity for people of different ages, generations, races, and classes to share their views, opinions and experiences — and to hear the views and opinions of others,” says James E. Harris, first vice president and chairman of the Education Committee of the Montclair Branch of the NAACP, and the person who brought the concept for the event to the attention of Reverend Ann Ralosky, senior minister of FCC. Continue Reading

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