The Montclair community will once again come together for an evening of music, community-building, and support for Haiti at the Sixth Annual Concert for Haiti on Saturday, February 7. The annual event is hosted by Outpost in the Burbs.
The 2015 Concert for Haiti, a fundraiser for Edeyo Foundation, Lamp for Haiti and the Haitian Education and Leadership Program (HELP), will feature Steve Forbert who broke into the national music scene in 1978 with his debut album, Alive on Arrival and Bohio Music, composed of Riva Precil and Monvelyno Alexis presenting a seamless fusion of Racine/Roots, World Music, Jazz and African tones
The Gallery at Hillside Square is pleased to present Linda Ippolito’s Mezzogiorno, on view February 6 through May 15, 2015.
Awarded an artist residency in Civita-Castellana, Italy, in the summer of 2013, Ippolito was inspired to create a series of mixed media paintings that explore the rich and tonal atmospheric qualities of light interacting with the landscape.
Ippolito has created a new collage process which combines the delicacy of fiber arts with painting. She fuses the painted surface with the texture of fibers, allowing a wholly new representation of color and light to emerge. Ippilito explains; “Just as the flow of oil paint allows me movement to orchestrate the composition, I’ve found that by layering silk deconstruction screens and Nuno felting, I am able to build images that portray the physicality of the landscape, at once emulating and enhancing nature.”
The 7th annual HOMECorp Housing Bowl happens at Eagle Rock Lanes on Sunday, February 8 and you’re invited to play.
To get on the lanes, just raise the $100 entry fee (or $600 for each team of six bowlers). Then show up and play—games, shoes, food and drinks are included! All proceeds will benefit HOMECorp, an ecumenical, community-based non-profit organization which aims to improve and develop permanent affordable housing in Montclair, NJ.
There will be prizes for the highest and lowest individual and team scores, most creative costume/team t-shirts, and for most money raised by a team.
The late Paulette Crowther (third from left) and her children who founded The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation in her honor.
Paulette Crowther, a former Montclair resident and Montclair Kimberley School alumna, was an inspiration to many. In 2010, after passing away following a 2-year battle with Stage IV HPV-related anal cancer, her children Justine, Tristan and Camille, all in their 20s, created the HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation.
Today, you can try a mini class, hear a Shakespearean reading, line dance or just enjoy great jazz at the Adult School of Montclair’s Open House, artthe Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave, 2-5 p.m.
There will be performances by Jazz House Kids; Geoffrey Owens: Shakespearean Reading; Joy of Singing Chorus; and Rosita’s R n B Line Dancing (your participation encouraged!)
You can also interview for the brand new Jazz House Community Big Band and try a mini class with 14 to choose from: Continue Reading
On Saturday, February 7, the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge will be hosting a Casino Night fundraiser. The purpose of the fundraiser is two-fold. It will help provide the means for the Women’s Club to continue its good work in our community and to enable the Glen Ridge Volunteer Ambulance Squad to purchase needed additional communication equipment.
UPDATE: Event has been canceled due to the impending blizzard.
WNYC and Montclair State University present Tracking Chris Christie: A Conversation with Political Journalists on Monday, January 26 at Montclair State University’s The Conference Center.
Whether he’s urging tourists to get off the beach as a superstorm approaches, telling hecklers to “sit down and shut up” or speaking passionately about the ravages of drug addiction, Governor Chris Christie is, by most accounts, the most colorful politician on the national scene. As Christie considers his announcement of a presidential run, we’ll hear from some of the leading journalists who’ve covered him most, since before he was known beyond the Garden State, about his appeal and obstacles on his road to the White House.
New Jersey Public Radio’s Managing Editor Nancy Solomon will moderate a discussion with panelists:
The MFF will kick off the month’s festivities with a screening of Ethan Hawke’s new documentary Seymour: An Introduction on Monday, February 9 at 7:30 pm at The Bellevue Theater in Montclair. The film’s subject Seymour Bernstein will attend for a post-screening Q&A.