Montclair Film Festival and MSU Offer 2017 Behind the Screen Program

BY  |  Wednesday, Dec 07, 2016 2:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

 Montclair Film Festival

The Montclair Film Festival and The Film Institute at Montclair State University have announced the program for this year’s Behind The Screen, a day of free filmmaking workshops and seminars, on January 29, 2017.

Behind The Screen is designed for students and adults from all backgrounds to discover the process for building a career in film and television through engagement with leading industry professionals. This year’s program focuses on television production, virtual reality, interactive storytelling, and strategies for crowd funding film projects, marking the first time that careers in interactive disciplines have been highlighted at the program.

Some of the class offerings are Writing for Late Night TV with Glenn Eichler (Late Night with Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report), Editing for Television with Shery Bylander (The Americans), and Crowdfunding Your Film with Greg Cohan (Seed & Spark).

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Win An All Expense Paid Trip for Two to Super Bowl 51 When You Support MHS Project Graduation

BY  |  Saturday, Dec 03, 2016 9:18am  |  COMMENTS (0)

What better HOLIDAY GIFT than a chance to win an all expense paid trip for two to SUPER BOWL 51?


Help the class of 2017 enjoy a great graduation celebration while giving yourself the opportunity to enjoy Super Bowl 51! Purchase a raffle ticket for $100 and enter to win: 2 tickets to Super Bowl 51 and…

The Package includes:
2 tickets to Super Bowl 51
2 ticket to “NFL the Experience”
Round-trip airfare from Newark to Houston, TX
3-night stay at Embassy Woodlands – Hughes Landing
Sedan service to and from the airport

Tickets are $100 – and only 400 will be sold!! Chances to win are excellent!


PROJECT GRADUATION VOLUNTEERS will also be out in force selling raffle tickets in the coming weeks at locations around town including…
Holiday Gift Bazaar at MHS (December 10)
Tierney’s (During Sunday 1PM Football games from 1-4PM)
Egan’s (During Sunday 1PM Football games from 1-4PM)

The winning ticket will be drawn on Monday, January 9th at 8:00 PM at Egan & Sons in Montclair. (Winner does not need to be present!)

2016 Baristanet Guide to Buying (or Cutting Down) a Real Christmas Tree

BY  |  Friday, Dec 02, 2016 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Richfield Farms

Richfield Farms

If you celebrate Christmas, it’s time to put up the tree! If you prefer the real deal and would never go artificial, you’re in luck. Around here, or not too far away, there are many choices for your Christmas tree. Want to go rustic? Head out to western Jersey or up to the border of New York state for a true cut-it-yourself tree experience. Looking for a quick pick-and-wrap experience? We’ve got you covered.

Here are places where you can buy or cut down a real Christmas tree:
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15 Ways to Give Back Locally on #GivingTuesday

BY  |  Monday, Nov 28, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (3)


There’s Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday, and Cyber Monday, but we think that #GivingTuesday is in the true spirit of the holidays — a day dedicated to giving back.

On Tuesday, November 29, you’re encouraged to join others to celebrate generosity and to give.

According to the #GivingTuesday, it’s a simple idea: “Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.”

There are many way to join the #GivingTuesday movement right here in our community, in fact, here are 15! We encourage you to join in and feel good:

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Happy Thanksgiving

BY  |  Thursday, Nov 24, 2016 7:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


This Thanksgiving, we are very thankful for you dear readers. Every tip, photo, email, visit — and all the other ways you contribute to the site — make all of us at Baristanet feel incredibly fortunate.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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Montclair Women Organize Bus Rally to Women’s March on Washington on Day After Inauguration 2017

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (9)

Women's March on Washington

Women across the country are planning to join the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017 to “send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights.” The Women’s March on Washington will begin at 10 am at the Lincoln Memorial and conclude at 5 pm.

Several Montclair women — Kelly Coakley, Christine Oldenbrook, Tiffany Loncar, and Julie Kemps-Rowley — have organized the Montclair chapter bus rally. Buses will depart from Montclair High School on January 21 at 4:55 am.  According to Coakley, they have over 150 riders  in 3 buses signed up so far. Continue Reading

The Montclair Orchestra Selects Metropolitan Opera’s David Chan For Music Director

BY  |  Sunday, Nov 20, 2016 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (1)

The Montclair Orchestra has selected David Chan as its first Music Director, to lead the orchestra in its 2017-2018 inaugural season. The search process began in August, with nearly one hundred candidates from all across the globe applying to lead the development of the new ensemble.


Mr. Chan is the concertmaster of the MET Orchestra in New York, where he is in his 17th season as leader of that renowned ensemble. Widely recognized as a brilliant violinist and one of the leading musicians of his generation, Chan enjoys a diverse career as soloist, conductor, chamber musician, and teacher. His concerts have taken him to leading stages in North America, Europe, and Asia, appearing as soloist with such conductors as James Levine and Fabio Luisi. He is highly sought after as a chamber musician, performing regularly at the most prestigious summer festivals as well as throughout the New York City area. Continue Reading

“Love Into Action: a Letter Writing Workshop” at Montclair Public Library, 11/19

BY  |  Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 3:25pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

“Love Into Action: a Letter Writing Workshop” invites families of all ages to join a community letter writing event at Montclair Public Library (50 South Fullerton Ave.) this Saturday, November 19 between 2 pm – 4 pm to write a note of thanks, love, gratitude, hope, and/or concern to government leaders, community, families and friends.


The Creativity Caravan will be bringing an assortment of vintage typewriters, pens, and stationery. There will also be lined paper, drawing paper, notecards, envelopes, and pens and pencils for writing. Continue Reading

Montclair March for Community and Connection on November 19

BY  |  Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (3)

Montclair March for Community and Connection

Join the Montclair March for Community and Connection this Saturday, November 19, a peaceful march to promote diversity, togetherness, strength, inclusivity, and bridge building. The walk will start at the Montclair Public Library (Note: MPL is not affiliated with this event), continue up Bloomfield Avenue, and turn down Valley Road to end at Edgemont Park. The March will end with a vigil at the park.

Marchers are encouraged to:

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Join the Discussion: Montclair Arts Advisory Committee Forum on December 4

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Arts Advisory CommitteeThe Montclair Arts Advisory Committee (MAAC) will host an arts forum on Sunday, December 4 from 1 – 4 pm, at Montclair Fire Headquarters, 1 Pine Street.

Local arts organizations, artists and arts supporters are invited to attend to review past government arts plans and policies, discuss current plans for an arts district(s), learn about the committee’s initiatives and help formulate future arts plans.

The Montclair Arts Advisory Committee was founded in 2015 after MAC ceased operations. MAAC advises Township Council on support for a broad range of artistic activities that promote cultural enrichment, education and a strong economy in Montclair. Focus areas include Space, Services, Funding, Advocacy and Arts Education.

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Condolences. So tragic. May she RIP. Very sorry for her family.

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