Parents Who Rock Backyard Jam Today!

BY  |  Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 8:29am  |  COMMENTS (0)

parens who rockLast week it was rained out, but today the show will go on. Parents Who Rock, a group of local talented parents, return to their annual backyard jam for a good cause. PWR’s goal is to raise money for non-for-profit organizations throughout the community. This year, PWR will donate to the COPE Center in Montclair.

PWR’s founder Alma Schneider says, “We are very concerned about the recent deaths and struggles of young people in Montclair and the surrounding areas due to drugs, alcohol and depression so are raising money for the COPE center.” Continue Reading

The Big Read Kicks-Off Tomorrow at Montclair Public Library With Food, Music, Readings and More

BY  |  Friday, Sep 19, 2014 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

In the Time of the ButterfliesLast month, we told you about Montclair Public Library’s participation in The Big Reada project of the National Endowment for the Arts to provide communities nationwide with the opportunity to read, discuss, and celebrate a selection from U.S. and world literature. The Big Read in Montclair will focus on Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies, with a full day kick-off celebration tomorrow, September 20. Events will continue through October 26.

The first 50 attendees will receive the novel.

Here is tomorrow’s The Big Read Kick-Off schedule:



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Go Out to an Old Ball Game in South Orange Saturday

BY  |  Friday, Sep 19, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Cameron Field in South Orange

Go enjoy some good old-fashioned American fun when South Orange hosts a 19th-century baseball game on Saturday,  September 20, at Cameron Field in South Orange for the 100th anniversary of the field “Where the legends played.”

Famous Yankee all- stars Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, and Whitey Ford played on Cameron Field, as well as several Negro League stars,  including Josh Gibson of the Pittsburgh Crawfords. It has also been the venue for many local teams, including Little League, school teams and adult leagues.

Part game, part show, part history lesson, and all fun, the Flemington, NJ Neshanock team will play against local volunteers in bare-handed baseball, wearing period uniforms and using rules from 1864. The event will also include a short lesson on the history of the game and a recitation of “Casey at the Bat,” as well as a few interesting surprise appearances, such as Larry Doby’s granddaughter, Nicole Lynn Frasier, who will share her memories of baseball and its significance to her when she was a child.

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The Weekend: Sidewalk Sales, Runs, Music and More

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Get out and enjoy the many happenings this first weekend of autumn. We told you about the Slaid Cleaves concert at Outpost in the Burbs , the Fine Art and Crafts at Anderson Park, and the Uncorked and Uncapped wine, beer and food festival to benefit The Arc of Essex County— and there are lots more.

Here are some other weekend highlights:

DisruptionIn observance of the upcoming Peoples’ Climate March in New York City, the Montclair Office of Environmental Affairs and Community Green will present “Disruption” — a just-released movie on the climate crisis for their Green Film Series tonight at on Montclair Public Library. An open public discussion will follow the screening.

“Disruption” film screening
Thursday, September 18 at 6:30 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclir, NJ, 07042

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Jewish High Holidays Round Up

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Jewish High Holidays

The Jewish High Holidays begin next week, with Rosh Hashanah, aka the Jewish New Year, starting at sundown on September 24. For many Jewish families, it is a holiday of reflection and renewal, as well as a time to share a holiday meal with family and friends. It is followed by a sacred 10-day period that culminates in Yom Kippur, beginning on October 3, the Jewish Day of Atonement, notable for its 24-hour fast.

Here is a round up of local High Holidays services, food and more:

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Giveaway: Tickets to See Slaid Cleaves at Outpost in the Burbs

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (4)

Slaid Cleaves

WINNER: Congratulations to gr8sk8!

Austin-based singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves will perform at Outpost in the Burbs on Friday, September 19 at 8 pm and Baristanet has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader!

Slaid Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart.Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter’s most recent release, Still Fighting the War (2013) spotlights an artist in peak form. Cleaves’ seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Dress William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn six-string for a good idea. “Slaid’s a craftsman,”says TerriHendrix, who sings harmony on “Texas Love Song.” “He goes about his songs like a wood worker.”

Want to see Slaid Cleaves at Outpost in the Burbs on Friday night?

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Sponsored: Come See the New and Delight in the Veteran Exhibitors at Anderson Park in Montclair

BY  |  Monday, Sep 15, 2014 12:30pm

The whimsical soft sculpture of Bunny Goode

whimsical soft sculpture of Bunny Goode

Many new exhibitors, as well as your favorites, will grace Essex County’s Anderson Park in Upper Montclair on September 20-21 with their exquisite fine art and fine crafts. From 10 am to 5 pm, free, rain or shine, Fine Art and Crafts at Anderson Park, for the 31st time, will transform the park into 170 mini galleries and boutiques featuring etchings, oils, watercolor, photography, wearable fiber, jewelry, glass, leather, wood, clay, specialty food vendors and much more.

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Beyond Imagination with “Imagining O”

BY  |  Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 7:48am  |  COMMENTS (0)

PLEASE NOTE: this production contains nakedness and adult themes.

What happens when you mix Shakespeare with Story of O, the erotic tome of dominance and submission? You get Peak Performances latest offering, the world premiere of Richard Schechner’s “Imagining O.”

The Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University celebrates its 10th anniversary with the avante-garde work dubbed exhilirating and erotic by the New York Times. Presented by East Coast Artists, a female cast runs the world premiere of “Imagining O”, which is co-directed by Benjamin Mosse. The theater gets a workout as the audience never sits in the house once. An owl (a man wearing a dress and an owl mask) leads the audience throughout the whole theater, including backstage and outside.

Explore Your Imaginations with “Imagining O”

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Music, Food, and Fun to be Had at the Bloomfield HarvestFest and Eco-Fest

BY  |  Friday, Sep 12, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Bloomfield HarvestFest

Next weekend, Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28, the 22nd annual Bloomfield HarvestFest, along with the Eco-Fest, will offer the biggest celebration in town.

Two days of live music, great shopping from local vendors, activities, a Kids Zone, and great food from local restaurants, like El Matador’s delicious tacos served out of their Mexi-Flip Taco Truck:

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The Weekend: Oyster Festival, Music, Dancing, and More

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Some great events to enjoy this weekend. We’ve already told you about:

And there’s more! Here are some other weekend highlights:

The WeekendEnjoy a fun filled Friday evening of dancing, wine and cheese at Arthur Murray Montclair. They will be teaching a beginner group class that everyone can participate, current student demonstrations, and offer a professional show by staff! Walk in, Dance out!

Dancing, Wine, and Cheese Open House Party
Friday, September 12 from 8 pm – 10 pm
Arthur Murray Dance Center, 365 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042



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