Sponsored Post: One Savvy Design—Church Street’s Best Kept Secret

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015 5:00pm


One Savvy Design Consignment Boutique

Discover the exciting world of consignment

and redefine your style with our new and consigned merchandise.

One stop shopping for you and all your holiday gifts.

One Savvy Design Consignment Boutique offers everything you need from women’s contemporary to luxury clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories. This boutique carries a variety of new and consigned merchandise including J. Crew, Anthropologie, Diane Von Furstenberg, Kate Spade, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Chanel.

Check out their website to see featured items online. They also offer customers a rewards program where you earn points for every purchase.

Best of all, you can order online and plan to run in and pick it up at your convenience OR if you an out-of-towner, have it shipped free from now until the end of December.http://onesavvydesignconsignment.com

Arlene Carrini worked in the garment industry in NYC developing her extensive background in Sales, Merchandising and Buying. She had been consigning her clothing for years when she decided it was time to open her own store and put her expertise to use.

“I am excited to be a part of the Montclair community for the last 4 seasons” says Arlene. She loves what she does and you know it from the moment you walk in. “We want you to feel comfortable in our store and we welcome you as if you are walking into our home.”

Arlene and her staff can provide a personal shopping experience this holiday season, for you and your gift giving needs.

One Savvy Design Shabby Chic Furniture

Decorate for the holidays with our shabby chic furniture.

We carry an eclectic collection of up-cycled, hand painted furniture and mirrors.One Savvy Design Shabby Chic Furniture originated in 2008 in Arlene’s backyard. She came across an interesting piece of furniture and decided to refinish it herself.

The result of her efforts, and positive feedback, inspired Arlene to continue painting and refurbishing many more pieces, transforming One Savvy Design into what it is today.

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At One Savvy Design, you’ll find a collection of up-cycled, re-purposed vintage dressers, servers, buffets and vanities. All pieces are carefully selected and hand painted with quality low voc chalk paint. In this creative process is the commitment to create a more eco-friendly everyday lifestyle.

In addition to the finished pieces on the showroom floor, Arlene offers custom painting for any unpainted piece in inventory or for a piece of furniture of your own.

Stop by One Savvy Design’s showroom and discover a unique find!

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One Savvy Design

One Savvy Design Shabby Chic Furniture

74 Church Street (One block west of Starbucks), Montclair, NJ


Tuesday-Saturday 10-6

Friday Extended Holiday Hours 10-8

Sunday 12-5






Sponsored: Live Nation’s VIP Ticket Program at Wellmont Theater

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 2:00pm

Live Nation

Do you love live entertainment ?  Music, comedy, battle of the bands, family shows? Looking for a fantastic holiday gift? If so, we have the perfect solution.

<>Whether you like entertaining established customers, prospective clients, employees, family or friends, Live Nation’s VIP Ticket Program at Wellmont Theater in Montclair offers the ultimate live entertainment experience and perks!

As a member of our VIP program, we’ll reserve a block of premium seating for all shows you’ve selected – even the hard to get concerts. When you arrive, special parking awaits; by-pass the lines for easy entry, and enjoy the best concert viewing. You’ll also be able to order additional tickets and many more member benefits will be announced for each show. Concert-going has never been easier.

To discuss available seat locations, acts that are touring, or for more information call 732-203-2500 ext 3VIP or email us at VIPQuestions@livenation.com



Sponsored: Minecraft, LEGO®, Robotics, Coding and Science MADNESS for all!!!!

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 03, 2015 1:30pm

L3 Academy

A seriously fun STEM learning center and unique birthday party venue, L3 Academy strives to make learning an interactive, hands-on exercise that’s loads of fun. We want squeals, dancing and curiosity.  If our students and party-goers can internalize one fact or take a deeper dive in a subject area, we’ve met our objectives. Find out more about the Winter STEM programs, vacation camps, Robotics Club, Competitive Programs and Birthday Parties.

Winter STEM Programs (Early bird discount until 11/30/15)

Our winter program is now taking registration. New courses include 3D design and printing; L3 Robotics Club; LEGO Robotics Jr.; an expansion to the Intro to Programming class; Intermediate Chess; Minecraft Math and more. See schedule. Promo code: Barista16


Robotics Club (Winter activity only)

Children who love LEGO®, learning and imaginative play will love our robotics club. A non-competitive activity, kids work in a group to meet the challenges issued by US First. On April 2, the teams will present their work to a review panel at the Glen Ridge STEMfestival. Read more.

Vacation Camps

When school is closed, we’re opened! Check out our Young Scientists and Minecraft camps during the Nov. 5 and 6 NJ Teacher’s Convention. During the Christmas/New Year’s holidays (Dec. 28-31), we’re running Super Gross Science, Marvelous Math and Minecraft camps throughout the week.

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Competitive Programs

L3 Academy will be offering Kangaroo Math, an international math competition that more than 40 countries and 5 million students compete in. L3 will be hosting the competition day and offers participant training. Student grades 1 through 12 qualify. All participants will receive a t-shirt, diploma, special memento and an L3 filled goody bag. Deadline for registration ends 12/12/15.

Birthday Parties

Let us do the work! L3 Academy offers a number of themes for ages ranging from 3 to 15 including:

  • LEGO® Robotics
  • Minecraft Madness
  • Super Scientists
  • Bot Party
  • CSI Lab: Solve a Mystery
  • Geologist Adventures: Become a Rock Star
  • Harry Potter Potions Party
  • Jr. Engineers
  • Minion Mayhem


Every party comes with goody bags, L3 t-shirt and surprise gift bag for child, paper goods, decorations and more.

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L3 Academy, One Greenwood Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Ph: 973-783-8333


Sponsored: MAM’s Yard School of Art Offers Vacation Camps During School Breaks

BY  |  Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 3:00pm

MAM’s Yard School of Art

The Montclair Art Museum’s Yard School of Art, whose SummerART was named #1 for Favorite Art Camp in the 2015 Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards, is now offering Vacation Camps during school breaks! School Vacation Camps provide students with the opportunity to be engaged and enriched with art while school is out.

We will paint, draw, sculpt, work with clay, mixed media, and collage in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Students will learn fine art techniques while exploring a variety of exciting and stimulating themes. Taught by the Museum’s professional art educators, vacation camps are the perfect activity for your young artist!

Camps fill fast so register early! Register online or by calling 973-259-5139.


November 5–6: 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

  • Superhero Green Screen Vacation Camp (Ages 8–12)
  • Animals and Friends Vacation Camp (Ages 6–12) inspired by MAM’s current exhibition Eric Carle: Animals and Friends
  • Pottery Vacation Camp (Ages 6–12) SOLD OUT


MAM’s Yard School of Art

December 28–30, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Register for individual days, or all three!

  • Adventures in Studio Art (Ages 5–12)
  • Pottery Camp (Ages 6–12)


MAM’s Yard School of Art

April 11–14, 9:30 a.m.–1:45 p.m.

  • Monet and Friends: Exploring Impressionism (Ages 5–12) inspired by the forthcoming exhibition Visions of America, 1870–1940: Works from the Bank of America Collection
  • Pottery Camp (Ages 6–12)


Access full descriptions on MAM’s website and reserve your child’s spot today!



Brookdale Parks Hosts 16th Annual Arts Festival

BY  |  Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015 3:00pm

Fall Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park

There will be no better way to spend this upcoming weekend than by visiting the 16th annual Fall Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park show in Bloomfield/Montclair where you will meet over 150 juried fine artists and fine crafters, taste a variety of foods, and enjoy a jazz concert all at Essex County’s Brookdale Park.

Fall Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park

Co-sponsored by Rose Squared Productions, Inc. and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs,  from 10 am to 5 pm, rain or shine, this free to the public show celebrates American Craft week by exhibiting American made, hand crafted work, in jewelry, fiber, leather, glass, metal and wood as well as fine art, sculpture and fine photography.

PenwahPenwah, singer and actor, will host and perform at the jazz concert both days from noon – 4pm. Anita Gates of the New York Times called Penwah “a considerable stage presence.” Penwah is a Grammy nominee and a 2X Audelco Award Winner and has had a recurring role on Family Matters as well as appearances on Blue Bloods and The View. Saturday will feature Cynthia Holiday, Richard Reiter and Antoinette Montague and Sunday will feature Linda Bianchi and the Rutgers University Jazz Band in addition to Penwah performing.

New photographers Ken Smith and Debra Placky, new fine artist Emily Ennulat-Lustine and new fiber artists Melinda Czeczon and Carl Mateo will be joining many other new exhibitors attending this year’s show to delight the senses with their creations.

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Debra Plackey

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The show is located on Watchung, Bellevue and Grove Avenues in Bloomfield/Montclair. (For GPS – use 473 Watchung Ave, Bloomfield). There is unlimited parking within the park. For additional information and a slide show of exhibitor’s work go to www.rosesquared.com.



Sponsored: Last Call—Don’t miss out joining for FREE!

BY  |  Friday, Sep 25, 2015 2:30pm


Is your September off to the right start?

School’s back in session, which means the holidays are just around the corner – that’s why the YMCA of Montclair is giving you a reason to make time for yourself today.

Now through September 30, we’re waiving the Joining Fee and offering your third month free to new adult Members. That’s right, you’ll enjoy access to all the great benefits of a YMCA of Montclair membership to help you feel fit, fabulous and FIERCE – for FREE during your third month! (New adult members only, restrictions apply.)

Whether it’s before work, on your lunch break or after the kids are in bed, we’re here to help connect you with others, adopt healthier habits, or, simply, burn off the day’s stress. As a YMCA of Montclair Member, you’ll discover that by fulfilling your own needs, you can continue taking care of everyone else with more energy and strength.

But, there are only 5 days left to get in on this deal, so don’t wait. With tons of programs, unlimited access to 150 + group fitness classes weekly, swimming and babysitting available while you work out, there’s no better time to join the Y.

This fall, transform with us!

Please visit the Welcome Center at our Park Street Branch to learn more. And since working out is more fun with others, you can also share this great deal with friends and family.

More Info: www.montclairymca.org/septemberpromo15


Sponsored: Beautiful Fine Art and Fine Crafts Grace Anderson Park

BY  |  Monday, Sep 14, 2015 2:00pm


Visit the booths of fine artists and fine crafters as they grace Essex County’s Anderson Park in Upper Montclair on September 19-20 with their exquisite creations from 10 am to 5 pm, rain or shine.

Fine Art and Crafts at Anderson Park will, for the 32nd time, transform the park into 150 mini galleries and boutiques featuring etchings, oils, watercolor, photography, wearable fiber, jewelry, glass, leather, wood, clay and much more.

Glass platter by Brenda Biberdorf

Glass platter by Brenda Biberdorf

Explore the work of new exhibitor glass artist Brenda Biberdorf who will be joining veteran Rose Squared exhibitors jeweler Elizabeth Best, glass artist John Best and jewelers Alan Uchin and Dale Norley along with many other old and new faces not to be missed.

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Watch demonstrations, meet talented exhibitors and learn what inspires them; sample specialty food treats or enjoy a variety of ethnic foods for a meal at this free to the public event. For more info and a slide show of participating exhibitor’s work go to www.rosesquared.com

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SPONSORED: Fall 2015 Fund Drive Montclair Ambulance Unit

BY  |  Friday, Sep 11, 2015 3:00pm

 Montclair Ambulance Unit

“As a Montclair firefighter for my entire 34-year career, I have witnessed firsthand, the professionalism, quality service and dedication MAU has provided to our community. We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated staff of Emergency Medical Technicians always prepared to provide care to our citizens 24/7.”

Montclair Fire Chief John Herrmann

“Prior to my career as a police officer, I had served on a First Aid Squad as an EMT for many years. I know first-hand the amount of training, time, and effort required to provide the level of exceptional service that we see every day from the members of MAU. It is a service and commitment by its members that we should never take for granted. MAU is there when you need them anytime day or night providing lifesaving care every day of the year.”

Montclair Police Chief David P. Sabagh

Dear Fellow Members of the Montclair Community:

As the Chiefs of the Montclair Fire and Police Departments, we are on the front line of every significant emergency in town. It is our privilege to share the following important message with you.

The success of Public Safety is dependent upon the collaboration between the triad of services; Fire, Police and EMS (Emergency Medical Services). It is a three part promise, only as strong as its weakest link, and we must work together to ensure the strength of each part. We are extremely proud of the amazing partnership forged by our town’s three emergency agencies. For the past 62 years Montclair Ambulance Unit (MAU) has kept its promise to the community to respond when our residents are in crises and raising the funds to keep undiminished operations available.

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Sponsored: Music For Aardvarks and Other Mammals, Montclair, Maplewood, & New Livingston Location – Register Now!

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 09, 2015 1:00pm

music for aardvarks

At Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals children can experience music in a rich variety of ways. We offer a stimulating and fertile musical environment, positive role models, gentle guidance and encouragement, so that young children will have enriching and vital musical experiences.


Limited Space
Or book a FREE Trial class  for Maplewood, Montclair and South Orange!
NEW – Livingston Location
Music for Aardvarks class plus a Mini Jungle Gym!
79 W. Mt Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039

SEPT 16 AND 22 9:30 AM AND 10:30 AM

Get The Aardvarks App

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Sponsored: The 27th Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park Show, June 20-21

Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 9:00am

Come explore the 27th Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park show, June 20-21, to find creations for the home and body that reflect the talent of over 170 juried professional artists, photographers and craft artisans from throughout the country displaying and selling their hand-crafted work, on Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 5PM rain or shine.

Walk through Essex County’s beautiful Brookdale Park, on the border of Bloomfield and Montclair, to see how it is transformed into a fine art and fine craft gallery featuring handcrafted jewelry, furniture, glass, wearable fiber, sculpture, wood, pottery, leather, fine art, photography and so much more.

Don’t miss seeing the work of new jewelers and fiber artists. Watch demonstrations by glass jeweler Lori Henninger, wood turner Don Hart, and metal jeweler Jeffrey Jobe.

Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park

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alex, you failed to notice that the Montclair 2016 campaign has already begun & this is just the latest installment...via the very new Township CFO. Ah, it's nice to be an incumbent.

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