Runway Shows, Aerial Acrobatics, After-Party, and More at Montclair Fashion Night This Sunday

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Montclair Fashion Night

Montclair’s most glamorous night takes place at The Wellmont Theater this Sunday, September 25 from 4 pm – 8 pm.

The 6th annual event will have fashion, runway shows, music, dance and aerial acrobatics as well as hors d’oeuvres and tastings by Montclair restaurants and, new this year, special lounge areas.

“This is going to be the biggest Fashion Night Out ever,” said Israel Cronk, executive director of the Montclair Center BID. “We are also adding more entertainment as well as groovy lounge areas within the Wellmont Theater itself, designed by Montclair’s hippest home and lifestyle stores.”

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Glen Ridge Town-Wide Yard Sale to Benefit The Library

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 3:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Glen Ridge Town-Wide Yard Sale

The borough of Glen Ridge will transform itself into one huge yard sale at the first annual Glen Ridge Town-Wide Yard Sale this Saturday, September 17 from 9 am – 4 pm. Go shopping at 133 houses throughout town and at 28 spots in the Hillside Avenue commuter parking lot (corner of Hillside Ave & Bloomfield Ave) at this community event to benefit the Friends of the Glen Ridge Public Library — all proceeds from the sellers’ registration fees go to the organization.

Jennifer Breuer, Library Director at GPL, tells Baristanet the idea for the event came from a member of the Friends who had recently attended a Verona town wide sale. They loved the idea and started started advertising for registrants and it went viral.

“So many residents signed up! We never expected this kind of  response,” says Breuer. If it’s successful, the organization hopes to make it an annual event.

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A Great Find on Montclair’s Walnut Street: The Find

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Find

If you love vintage, then get yourself over to The Find, an eclectic shop on the corner of Walnut Street and Forest Avenue in Montclair.

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4 Neighbourhood Partners With Montclair BID to Create ‘Woven 4 Women’ Tees

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 9:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Woven 4 Women

4 Neighbourhood, a locally owned company which creates stylish clothing that represents and promotes the local communities in town, has partnered with the Montclair BID to create a limited run design to celebrate women and to bring attention to women’s issues. Proceeds from the “Woven 4 Women” sales ($25.99) will go to SAVE of Essex County, a rape center in need of assistance.
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Upper Montclair Sidewalk Sale: Two Full Days of Bargains and More!

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 07, 2016 3:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Upper Montclair Sidewalk Sale

The annual Upper Montclair Sidewalk Sale comes back to town with TWO full days of bargains, food, music, and more on September 17 and 18.

In honor of its 40th anniversary of being down the block, around the corner, and in the neighborhood, Upper Montclair Business District is celebrating by adding a second day to its annual sidewalk sale.

Stores are fully stocked with new items for fall, St. James will hold a Rummage Sale of gently used items, there will be a pet adoption booth, and many non-profits will participate. Other highlights this year include a Pie Eating Contest hosted by The Little Daisy Bake Shop and Java Love will offer merchandise up to 50% off, drink specials, and discounts on coffee by the pound.

Stroll, shop, dine, and celebrate with over 60 businesses who make it fun to shop local with their savings, hospitality, and award-winning style.

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Clear Mountain Clothing: Montclair Pride T-Shirts

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 01, 2016 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Wesley Jones

Wesley Jones recently moved to Montclair from Seattle, WA. He immediately fell in love with the town. “I quickly felt a sense of community and inclusion in Montclair. I was proud of my new city and wondered why I couldn’t find quality designed tees that represented Montclair, so I decided to make them myself.” And that’s how Clear Mountain Clothing was born.

Jones doesn’t have a background in design or fashion. He spent over 10  years in the air force, received an MBA, then worked in higher education for the past 10 years. But he says he created the line of limited edition T-shirts inspired by Montclair and chose the name for two reasons.

“My analogy for life is to be a mountain. A mountain doesn’t turn to look at the storm passing or the sun shining. It notices both and appreciates them equally. When considering company names I wanted to incorporate my analogy and Montclair. Picking the name was easy once I looked up the meaning of Montclair. Montclair (/mɒntˈklɛər/ or /mɒŋˈklɛər/) derives its name from the French mont clair, meaning “clear mountain” or “bright mountain.”

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Seen Around Town: Vegan Pride Clothing at Mundo Vegan

BY  |  Friday, Aug 26, 2016 1:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

mundo vegan

Love Mundo Vegan on Church Street in Montclair? Is your family proud to eat vegan? Now you can show the world with t-shirts, baby clothing, wallets, stickers and more being sold at the restaurant. Continue Reading

Awesome Upcycle: Custom Made Montclair Center Event Banner Bags

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 11:45am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Center Event Banner Bags

Montclair is a happening town, full of great community events that are often advertised with banners throughout Montclair Center. But what happens to those vinyl banners once an event is over? They have been sitting in storage at the Montclair BID for the past 10 years. That is, until now.

“One of the first things I did when I took the position was go into our storage unit to take inventory,” says Montclair BID’s Executive Director Israel Cronk. “I saw a huge pile, probably 5 feet by 5 feet and 6 feet deep, of banners! I started thinking about what we should do with them.”

Cronk posted this photo and question on Instagram for ideas:

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Montclair POP-UP Artisan Market, August 20

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 04, 2016 12:49pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair POP-UP Artisan Market

The Montclair POP-UP Out Door Market pops up again on Saturday, August 20, with a “Artisan Market”-themed event.

Favorite local vendors will be selling their wares, delicious food will be available, and much more.
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Aris Couture Boutique Opens in Montclair Center

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016 3:05pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


Jessica Arismendy Crawford, of Montclair, has opened Aris Couture Boutique at 211 Glenridge Avenue.

Aris is a play on words to honor the first part of her name and “heiress.” Jessica defines an Aris woman as “an heir to the royal throne of beauty, strength, and a passion for fashion that doesn’t break the bank.” The stylish boutique offers trendy, original, easy to wear pieces that have both quality and affordability — prices range from $30-$76.

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