Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center to Host New Abstract Art Show

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Bloomfield artist Mark AJ Szep will present his new art show “Spark of Creation” at the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center from August 1 – August 31. An opening reception will be held Thursday, August 13 from 7:30 – 9:30 pm where the public can meet and greet the artist. Light refreshments will be served.

Spark of Creation is a series of black and white abstract paintings that were inspired by that single moment of creation when one drop of paint reaches the canvas and spreads outwards in undulations of expression and creativity.

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Outpost in the Burbs Takes Over Montclair Center Stage Saturday Night

BY  |  Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Outpost in the Burbs

Outpost in the Burbs will take over Montclair Center Stage this Saturday, August 1, offering a free night of great music.

Here is the fabulous line-up:

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Music Mondays

BY  |  Monday, Jul 27, 2015 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Ella McDonald, singer/songwriter

For fans of singer-songwriter Ella McDonald and Rock & Roll cover performers The Abandon Ship Band, last Monday evening meant more than a break in the hot, sticky weather. It meant that the long-awaited Music Mondays performances of both artists would arrive.

Hearts dropped, however, when a technical glitch forced the Bellevue Library to CANCEL the July 20th performances that afternoon. What could have ended up a heart-breaking evening of silent mourning was saved by Montclair chutzpah and hospitality when The Abandon Ship Band, made up of all four members of Montclair’s Horowitz-Stern family, refused to let the music die. A few signs encouraged Music Mondays fans to take a short walk from the Bellevue Library to the Abandon Ship Band’s backyard, and voilà! The newest musical venue in Montclair was born.

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Locals Host Bernie Sanders Organizing Events on Wednesday

BY  |  Monday, Jul 27, 2015 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Do you “Stand With Bernie” Sanders for President in 2016? There are two local events happening this Wednesday, July 29, where you can join other supporters to organize and raise funds for Sanders’ campaign:

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Blind Broadcaster Ed Lucas to Discuss “Seeing Home” at Yogi Berra Museum on July 29

BY  |  Friday, Jul 24, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas StoryEd Lucas, the Emmy-winning blind broadcaster and sportswriter who refused to let his disability prevent him from achieving his dreams, will discuss his new memoir “Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story” at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on July 29 at 2 pm.

Lucas, whose inspirational tale will soon be a major motion picture, was mentored by Yankee legend Phil Rizzuto, who encouraged him to pursue his passion—broadcasting. Lucas then overcame numerous obstacles to become a pioneer—the first blind person covering baseball on a regular basis, a career he has successfully continued for six decades.

Over his amazing life, the Jersey City-born Lucas has interviewed thousands of sports figures and celebrities, meeting everyone from kings and presidents to movie stars and Hall-of-Famers, and shares many of these encounters in his memoir.

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The Weekend: Music, Art, Fashion, and More

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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A beautiful July weekend and lots to do!

We told you about:

Here are some other great ways to spend your weekend:

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Experience the Magic of NJ Renaissance Faire at OSPAC

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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This weekend, you have a chance to take a trip to Crossford, England back in time during the 1500s. You don’t need a time machine, because the players of the New Jersey Renaissance Faire are bringing their interactive theater to the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center (OSPAC) in West Orange for the annual New Jersey Arts Incubator Renaissance Faire on July 25 and 26.

Entertainment abounds with acrobats, fire breathing, Shakespeare and music as well as the action of comedy sword fighting and drama at the Faire. You can also peruse the wares of the fine craftsmen that bring the village to life.

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U.S. Attorney for NJ to Speak at Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield

BY  |  Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

PAUL FISHMANMontclair resident and U.S. Attorney for NJ Paul Fishman will speak at Temple Ner Tamid (936 Broad Street, Bloomfield) on Friday evening, July 24. His topic titled “Pursuing Justice: The Ongoing Evolution of Federal Law Enforcement,”  is a continuation of Temple Ner Tamid’s summer-long series of community members and leaders addressing the community on issues of political, social and religious significance.

Fishman will share his thoughts on crime prevention, prisoner reentry, building trust between the community and law enforcement, and federal law enforcement priorities.

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The Weekend: Cabaret, Comedy, St. Baldrick’s and More!

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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So much to do!

We told you about:

Here are some other great ways to spend your weekend:

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast This Weekend in Montclair

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival

Montclair’s Pine Street is getting decked in red, white and green for the annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast, which begins on Thursday, July 16 with a mass at 7 pm in honor of its patron saint Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

The Feast on Friday, July 17, promises LOTS of food, fun, and festivities. DJ Dave Nixon will provide the music and invite the crowd to get on the mic for karaoke.

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