Montclair Will Be Dancing, Dancing on the Lawn!

BY  |  Friday, Sep 04, 2015 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Donna Scro’s Freespace Dance Company. (Photo by Tony Turner Photography)

On Saturday, September 12, Montclair’s lawns will be the place to be. First, there is the MAM Lawn Party and then later in the evening the second annual Dance on the Lawn takes place at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

The free outdoor dance concert founded by Montclair resident Charmaine Warren, will include a diverse group of artists from New York, state-wide from New Jersey, and some of Montclair’s own.

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The Weekend: Labor Day Edition

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 03, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

It’s Labor Day weekend! If you aren’t taking a last hurrah vacation, or having a BBQ, get out and enjoy the last long weekend of summer at one of these great events.

Enrico GranafeiOn Friday night at Trumpet’s Jazz Club and Restaurant in Montclair, the Enrico Granafei Quartet will perform. Granafei has been the owner and musical director of Trumpets since 1999. One of the most respected players of the Chromatic Harmonica in the world today, Granafei continues to cultivate an audience for the instrument through his international performances. As jazz pianist/historian Lewis Porter says: “This could be the start of something big for harmonica players everywhere.”

Enrico Granafei Quartet
Friday, September 4 at 8 pm and 10 pm
Trumpets Jazz Club & Restaurant, 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ, 07042
$18 pp at door / $15 pp online / $12 pp minimum (food/drink)



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The Montclair Film Festival Announces An Evening With Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 02, 2015 4:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

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We were pretty sure that Stephen Colbert would be involved at Montclair Film Festival‘s annual fundraiser event held at NJPAC, but we had no idea who the guest would be. Past guests have been Steve Carell, Jimmy Fallon, and Jon Stewart. Today we found out! MFF just announced that Stephen Colbert, host of CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” will host an evening with director J.J. Abrams (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Lost”) on stage at NJPAC on Saturday, November 21 at 8 p.m.

Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams: Celebrity Nerd-Off! will feature the pair in a wide-ranging on-stage discussion of their influences, ideas, and creative work.

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NY Giants Legend George Martin to Talk, Sign Book on his 9/11 Journey at Yogi Berra Museum

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

George Martin New York Giants legend George Martin will appear at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on Wednesday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the NFL and his remarkable walk across America to help 9/11 first responders.

Martin’s talk and Q&A will be followed by a signing of his book “Just Around the Bend: My Journey for 9/11,” with copies available at the Museum.

A leader on and off the field and  former president of the NFL Players Association, Martin was one of the game’s premier defensive linemen in the 1970s and ‘80s.  He led the Giants to their first Super Bowl in January 1987, highlighted by an interception that coach Bill Parcells called the greatest football play he has ever seen.

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Got Skills? Share Them or Get Some at Montclair Skillshare

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

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Got skills? Then share them with your community at the first Montclair Skillshare from September 16 – 19.

What’s a Skillshare, you ask? It’s a community coming together to teach and learn from each other. Anyone can set up a skillshare. All you need is a location and a skill. To join, sign up on the website here.

You’ll learn to use a pottery wheel, weave, create handmade cards, use a soldering iron, construct a beautiful seasonal floral centerpiece and much more. The best part is it’s free.

The Montclair Skillshare is being organized by volunteers and a committee of Montclair residents—many of whom are also involved in Make Music Day.

Here are some of the registered Skillshare events:

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The Montclair Film Festival Open For Film Submissions

BY  |  Monday, Aug 31, 2015 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

montclair film festivalCalling all filmmakers! The Montclair Film Festival just announced the opening of its annual film submission process for films to be included in the 5th annual Montclair Film Festival (April 29 – May 8, 2016).

Featuring a rich program of films in the Fiction, Non-Fiction, World Cinema, Short and Student Filmmaking categories, as well as a program dedicated to the work of filmmakers from New Jersey, The Montclair Film Festival offers emerging and established artists the possibility to present their films in a world-class screening environment, with curated competitions, Audience Awards, and opportunities to reach attending members of the national press.

“We are excited to begin our annual programming process,” said Montclair Film Festival Executive Director Tom Hall. “As the Montclair Film Festival continues to grow, we remain dedicated to our mission of introducing our audiences, press, and industry guests to the work of great filmmakers from around the world.”

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Halfway There, New Literary Reading Series, to Launch at Montclair’s Red Eye Cafe

BY  |  Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 10:32am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Halfway There, a new literary reading series in Montclair, will launch its inaugural event on September 14 at Red Eye Cafe and will feature acclaimed area writers Matthew Thomas, Abby Sher and series co-founder and New Jersey native, Nicole Haroutunian. The event will be from from 6-8:30 p.m. with readings beginning at 7 p.m. followed by an audience Q&A.

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The Weekend: Music, a Feast, and a Carnival!

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Hurray for the Riff Raff is Alynda Lee SegarraPhoto credit: Sarrah Danziger

This weekend offers great music and festivity.

We told you about:

Here’s what else is happening this weekend:

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Art of Eric Carle, Music, Food, and More at the MAM Lawn Party

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Montclair Art Musuem (MAM) is throwing a Lawn Party on September 12 and you’re invited!

The day-long celebration ( 12 pm – 5 pm) will highlight the opening of the Montclair Art Museum’s exhibition Eric Carle: Animals and Friends and include a special Parents Who Rock 10th Anniversary Benefit Concert for MAM. Join MAM and Parents Who Rock outside on the Museum’s lawn for performances by over 20 local bands, bring the kids for family-friendly activities, see MAM’s brand new exhibitions, enter to win exciting raffle baskets, and enjoy delicious fare from a variety of food vendors. And all for free!

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Food, Rides, and More at St. Sebastian’s Feast and Carnival in Montclair

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


The 89th St. Sebastian’s Feast and Carnival will set up shop at Kaveny Field in Montclair with rides (including the new “Ring of Fire Roller coaster”), games, bocce, music, face painting and zeppoles! It all happens from August 26 – 30.

Festivities end on Sunday, August 30 at 3:30 pm with the Procession of the statue of St. Sebastian beginning at Our Lady of Mount Carmel through the streets of Montclair, where it will arrive at the feast at 6:30 pm.

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