Open Streets Montclair Festival Gets Bigger & Better

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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This year’s Open Streets Montclair Festival will be bigger and better! The Festival will take place in Downtown Montclair on Sunday, October 2.

Happening in over 100 cities across North America, Open Streets events temporarily close streets to car traffic and open them up to people to socialize, play and shop, while promoting active lifestyles, recreation and transportation.

Organized by Montclair Township, the Montclair Center BID and Bike/Walk Montclair — and presented by Schumacher Insurance — Open Streets Montclair will begin with the return of the Tour de Montclair bike ride throughout the town and end with the Festival on Glenridge Avenue with music on Montclair Center Stage, food, community partners and parklets for the community to enjoy:

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Light Up the Night – Bicycle Ride With the Montclair Center BID

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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The Montclair Center BID has organized a fun cross town bicycling event. “Light Up the Night” will take riders from the Montclair Heights Train Station for a night time slow roll through town on Friday, September 30 starting at 7 pm.

The surprise route will weave in and out of slow side streets of Montclair and end at The Wellmont Theater. Anyone who can ride a bicycle, tricycle, or unicycle can participate, but creativity is welcome and encouraged! Go crazy decorating yourself and your bicycle with lights. (Helmets required – safety first!)

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Giveaway: Violent Femmes at The Wellmont Theater, 10/1

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes perform at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair on Saturday, October 1 and Baristanet has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader!

The groundbreaking 80s punk band, known for hits like, “Blister in The Sun,” “Kiss Off,” “Add It Up,” and “Gone Daddy Gone” will bring these songs and more to Montclair’s Wellmont theater.

Violent Femmes formed in 1981 as an acoustic punk band playing on the streets of Milwaukee. They were rejected for an audition by a local nightclub and set up outside a Pretenders gig. Chrissie Hynde asked them to open that night’s show. This gave the early Femmes a publicity boost which led to them being invited to play in NYC supporting Richard Hell. A rave review in the New York Times led eventually to a record deal, which in turn spawned worldwide touring.

Their eponymous first album became the first and only album in Billboard history to enter the charts as a platinum album, eight years after its release. The Femmes became a mainstay of festivals, clubs and theatres in over 30 countries worldwide in the ensuing three decades.

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The Making of Donald Trump Book Discussion at Watchung Booksellers on Thursday

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 11:13am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Making of Donald Trump

Want to learn more about presidential candidate Donald Trump? Perhaps you find him intriguing. Or maybe you feel he’s like a train wreck you can’t stop watching. Either way, you can learn more about the man at a local event this week. In the culmination of nearly 30 years of reporting on Donald Trump, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston takes a revealingly close look at the mogul’s rise to power and prominence in his latest book The Making of Donald Trump. Johnston will discuss it at Watchung Booksellers on Thursday, September 27.

Covering the long arc of Trump’s career, Johnston tells the full story of how a boy from a quiet section of Queens would become an entirely new breed of public figure. From the origins of his family’s real estate fortune, to his own too-big-to-fail business empire; from his education and early career, to his whirlwind presidential bid, The Making of Donald Trump provides the fullest picture yet of Trump’s extraordinary ascendancy.

The Making of Donald Trump Book Discussion
Thursday, September 27 at 7 pm
Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Tickets are $24.08 and includes a copy of The Making of Donald Trump and entry for two guests. Purchase online here or call 973-744-7177




A Weekend Event For Book Lovers: Morristown Festival of Books

BY  |  Monday, Sep 26, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Morristown Festival of Books

Attention book lovers — we have your weekend plans! The 3rd annual Morristown Festival of Books will feature more than 25 authors on the evening of Friday, September 30, and all day Saturday, October 1. Authors will speak and answer questions for one hour at one of several convenient Morristown locations. Book sales and signings, following author presentations, will occur at a tent on the grounds of the historic Vail Mansion.

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The Weekend: Montclair Fashion Night, Concert Across America, Festivals, and More!

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Fashion Night

Another weekend full of great local events to enjoy!

We told you about:

Here’s what else is happening:

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An Afternoon of Fried Green Tomatoes, Coloring, Food, and Fun at Montclair Public Library

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 8:58am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Montclair Public Library and Montclair Art Museum have joined to host a fun event for adults combining literature, film, art, food, and a whole lot of  fun. Join others for Fried Green Tomatoes Day today, Thursday, September 22 to celebrate the Montclair Art Museum’s latest exhibition do it, which features conceptual instructions provided by renowned artists.

The Library will screen the film Fried Green Tomatoes, which was adapted from the 1987 novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Frannie Flagg. Following will be a discussion and coloring activity with MAM’s jumbo XXL Color Books which feature pages from the novel. from do it. Light refreshments and fried green tomatoes will be served as well.

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Songs of the Holocaust with Renowned Opera Singer Rachel Joselson at MSU

BY  |  Monday, Sep 19, 2016 3:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

with Rachel JoselsonOn Thursday, September 22, internationally renowned opera singer and New Jersey native Rachel Joselson will perform selections from her album “Songs of the Holocaust” at a free concert at the John J. Cali School of Music’s Leshowitz Recital Hall at Montclair State University.

“Songs of the Holocaust” is a collection of works composed by European musicians who were imprisoned during World War II at the Theresienstadt concentration camp, located in the Nazi-occupied city of Terezín, Czechoslovakia.

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Giveaway: TLC and En Vogue at The Wellmont Theater, 9/26

BY  |  Friday, Sep 16, 2016 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


TLC, the best-selling American girl group of all time will perform at The Wellmont on September 26 and Baristanet has a ticket giveaway!

TLC is considered one of the most successful R&B groups of all time, selling over 22 million albums in the United States alone. The all-female trio broke records and boundaries with hits like, “Waterfalls,” “Scrubs,” and “Unpretty” in the 90’s. Now they’re bringing their unique style and swag to Montclair where they’ll perform the songs that made them legends along hits from their latest collection.

En Vogue will perform their R&B and Pop smashes Hold On, Free Your Mind, Never Gonna Get It, Giving Him Something He Can Feel, Don’t Let Go, and Whatta Man feat. Salt N Pepa) as well.

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Montclair’s Van Vleck House & Gardens Celebrates Centennial!

BY  |  Friday, Sep 16, 2016 7:56am  |  COMMENTS (0)


The Van Vleck House & Gardens, and The Montclair Foundation, are 100 years old and will celebrate with a series of community and fundraising events to mark the centennial year of the construction of the Van Vleck home.

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I would suggest that before there is any attempt to take over the Shell station property, it be fully vetted by every environmental agency possible; gas station clean ups are lengthy and very expensive - even I Shell would be liable for costs.

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