Giveaway: Outpost in the Burbs Presents Anna Nalick at Van Vleck House & Gardens

BY  |  Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (3)

Anna NalickOutpost in the Burbs outdoors at the beautiful Van Vleck House and Gardens, on Sunday, May 31 and Baristanet has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader!

Starting in 2005, Nalick released her first studio produced album Wreck of the Day, featuring the hit single “Breathe (2AM)” under the SonyMusic label. The song propelled to the top of the charts and sent Anna on a nearly four year tour around the world. Featuring her third hit single “Shine,” Anna and SonyMusic released The Shine EP. Both Wreck of the Day and The Shine EP can still be heard widely on radio and television today, with “Breathe” being featured twice on the hit television drama “Grey’s Anatomy.”

In 2011, Nalick released her first independently produced album Broken Doll & Odds & Ends. This album featured a wide range of instruments, performed by a very talented collection of musicians. Anna’s unique storytelling ability and timeless sense of melody has gained even more notoriety with fans, selling over 30,000 copies during the album’s first month. Presently, Anna is dedicating the majority of her time to writing for her next project. Unlike the acoustic feel of Broken Doll & Odds & Ends, Anna’s next album will be an electric collection of songs, featuring a full band and a bigger sound than previously produced.

Special Guest Christina Holmes will also perform at the acoustic show.

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Open Book / Open Mind Series: Charles Blow in Conversation with James Johnson at MPL

BY  |  Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Charles Blow

In January, the Montclair Public Library launched the Open Book / Open Mind series, which brings together prominent authors and public figures in conversation. The series has included conversations with Montclair novelists Matthew Thomas and Christina Baker Kline, New York Times Op-Ed columnist and bestselling author Frank Bruni, and this Sunday, May 31, MPL in collaboration with Watchung Booksellers, will welcome author and New York Times columnist Charles Blow.

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Montclair Film Festival Summer Series Opens With Singing Plants at The Presby Iris Gardens

BY  |  Tuesday, May 26, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Film Festival Summer Series

It’s (unofficially) summer and the Montclair Film Festival Summer Series kicks off this Friday with an outdoor screening of Little Shop of Horrors!

Pack up your blankets, chairs and picnics and go enjoy the fun 1986 musical horror/comedy film directed by Frank Oz starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, and Levi Stubbs as the voice of Audrey II—the singing plant.

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Montclair Art Museum Chief Curator Gail Stavitsky Honored With a 2015 John Cotton Dana Award

BY  |  Friday, May 22, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Art Museum

Gail Stavitsky, chief curator of the Montclair Art Museum (MAM), has been selected to receive the 2015 John Cotton Dana Award from the New Jersey Association of Museums.

Stavitsky is being honored for advancing the service of museums to the region, for demonstrating visionary and innovative leadership, and for epitomizing the highest standards of professional commitment as exemplified by museum pioneer John Cotton Dana (1856–1929). The award will be presented at the NJAM Annual Meeting at the beautiful Grounds for Sculpture on June 1.

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The Memorial Day Weekend: Parades, Music, Festivals, and More!

BY  |  Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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It’s Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial start to summer. If you’re not going down the Shore or escaping for a mini-vacation, there are great ways to get out and have fun this long weekend.

We told you about:

Here are your weekend highlights:

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AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda Screening at The Clairidge

BY  |  Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

AWAKE: The Life of YoganandaA Gathr campaign has been organized to bring a screening of AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda to Montclair on Monday, June 8.

The film, by Oscar-nominee Paola di Florio and Sundance winner Lisa Leeman, is about Hindu mystic Paramahansa Yogananda who brought yoga and meditation to the West in 1920 and wrote the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi,” a go-to book for seekers from George Harrison to Steve Jobs. By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient teachings accessible to a modern audience and led millions onto the path of self-realization.

Gathr screenings can only happen if a minimum number of people reserve tickets before a screening request expires. On every screening page you’ll find an update that shows you the number of current reservations, the number of additional reservations needed to tip the screening, as well as how much time remains before that screening request expires. Only 4 more tickets have ot be sold to being the screening of AWAKE to The Clairidge. Surely Montclair, which is full of yoga studios, would be interested.

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See Roses to Rock Gardens on Van Vleck’s Annual Garden Tour

BY  |  Monday, May 18, 2015 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

van vleckVan Vleck’s annual “Roses to Rock Gardens” tour will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 29 and 30.

An informal, self-guided tour of eight distinctive gardens in Montclair and Glen Ridge includes Van Vleck’s newly renovated butterfly garden. Start the tour with homemade lemonade on the terrace under the blooming wisteria and shopping at Rabbit Rabbit pop-up boutique.

Before the tour on Friday morning, there will be a coffee reception and lecture at Van Vleck House at 9:30 am, featuring guest speaker Joseph Lelinho, beekeeper and owner of Hilltop Honey.

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Local Memorial Day Parades and Services 2015

BY  |  Monday, May 18, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Next Monday, May 25, remember the men and women who died while in military service. Attend a local Memorial Day parade and/or service:

Montclair Memorial Day Service
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will be the keynote speaker. Mayor Robert Jackson will preside as Master of Ceremonies, the Reverend Dr. Paul Leggett of Grace Presbyterian Church will deliver the invocation, the blessing of the wreaths and the benediction, and Major William Horn, USAF, Retired, will deliver Memorial Day remarks.
Edgemont Park, Monday, May 25 at 10 am. (In the event of rain, service will be held in the Municipal Council Chambers at 205 Claremont Avenue)


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Save the Date: 2nd Annual Dance on the Lawn Montclair Dance Festival

BY  |  Friday, May 15, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Dance on the Lawn

Dancers Kayla Collymore and Alexander Olivieri rehearsed new work by NJ’s first commissioned emerging choreographer, Robert Mark Burke, at the Open Rehearsal last weekend in preparation for this year’s Dance on the Lawn Dance Festival, which will be held on Saturday, September 12.

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Penny Farthings, Cricket and Dixieland: Victorian Day at Anderson Park

BY  |  Friday, May 15, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Victorian Day Anderson ParkThe Victorian Era may make you think of puffy skirts, Charles Dickens and the Bronte sisters, but one of its defining symbols was the penny farthing, or high-wheel bicycle. A collection of those bicycles will be on display at Anderson Park this Sunday, May 17, as part of Victorian Day, a celebration of the 110th anniversary of Essex County Anderson Park, which opened in 1905 as part of the pioneering Essex County Parks System.

The bikes come courtesy of Verona resident Gary Sanderson, who fell in love with the penny farthing when he first saw one at a tandem bike rally in 1993. Since then, he has collected roughly 200 bicycles from the 1880s and 1890s. He stores them in his basement and at a barn in Flemington.

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I’d love to take the family to see Robin Hood on stage and his attempts to help the 99%!

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