The Weekend: Feasts, Films and Fun

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

St. Sebastian's feast and carnival

The dog days of summer are anything but slow in Montclair —okay, maybe a little bit slow — but there are still feasts, films and fun to enjoy this weekend.

Oh, and don’t forget about Matthew Thomas’s debut novel book signing at Watchung Booksellers tonight!

Here are some other weekend highlights:

The 88th annual St. Sebastain Feast and Carnival started yesterday at Kaveny Field in Montclair with rides, games, bocce, face painting and, my favorite, zeppoles! Festivities end on Sunday, August 24 with the Procession of the statue of St. Sebastian beginning at Our Lady of Mount Carmel through the streets of Montclair, where it will arrive at the feast at 6:30 pm.

St. Sebastian’s Feast and Carnival
Wednesday – Sunday, August 20 – 24
Kaveny Field, Grove and Walnut Streets, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Free admission
 

 

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Coffee With…Matthew Thomas, Author of We Are Not Ourselves

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Matthew Thomas

The new novel We Are Not Ourselves took Montclair resident Matthew Thomas 10 years to complete and considering the praise it has been receiving, the decade of work was worth it. Thomas will share his literary debut at his hometown bookstore, Watchung Booksellers, tomorrow, Thursday, August 21.

Baristanet spoke to Thomas about his life and his inspiration for We Are Not Ourselves:

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See You At The Montclair Jazz Festival Today!

BY  |  Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 7:14am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Jazz Festival

Today’s the big day and we will be there — at the Montclair Jazz Festival at Nishuane Park. Enjoy eight hours of FREE music performed by headliners including John Scofield, Chuchito Valdez and many more, as well as the next generation of jazz musicians from Jazz House Kids (check out today’s music schedule). And on the mic as Montclair Jazz Festival’s mistress of ceremonies? Law & Order star S. Epatha Merkerson.

There will be many wonderful food vendors (including Bonjour Montclair, Suzy Ques BBQ and Pig & Prince), the MAM Art Truck and North Coast Beer Garden! Park and ride the Jazz Festival shuttle which will run on a loop approximately every 20 minutes from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. between the parking area and the festival site. The Shuttle will pick up at Hillside School (Hillside Avenue side) and drop off at Nishuane Park Festival Site (Cedar Avenue Side) Free parking is also available at the Montclair Art Museum (3 South Mountain Ave.) a short walk to the Hillside School shuttle stop. Besides great music, there will be also be activities for kids, too, including the Family Jazz Discovery Zone. Continue Reading

Senators Gillibrand and Booker To Visit Montclair in Special Book Discussion Event

BY  |  Friday, Aug 15, 2014 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

 Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World.  On Sunday, September 28, Watchung Booksellers and the Adult School of Montclair will host Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Cory Booker in a conversation around Ms. Gillibrand’s new book, Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World.

Off the Sidelines is an honest and inspiring account of Gillibrand’s personal journey in public service and a “call to action to encourage every woman and girl to make their voice heard on the issues they care about.” 

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The Weekend: Jazz Fest, Sounds of the City, Grateful Dead Tribute and More

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Jazz Festival

The biggest thing happening this weekend is the Montclair Jazz Festival. You’ll enjoy eight hours of FREE music performed by a stellar lineup of musicians on Saturday, August 16 in Nishuane Park. And, there will also be dozens of wonderful food vendors and North Coast Beer Garden! An added bonus? A shuttle will run on a loop approximately every 20 minutes from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. between the parking area and the festival site. The Shuttle will pick up at Hillside School (Hillside Avenue side) and drop off at Nishuane Park Festival Site (Cedar Avenue Side) Free parking is also available at the Montclair Art Museum (3 South Mountain Ave.) a short walk to the Hillside School shuttle stop.

Montclair Jazz Festival
Saturday, August 16 from 12 pm – 8 pm
Nishuane Park. Montclair, NJ, 07043
Free

Other weekend highlights are:

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Park Free & Ride The Shuttle To The Montclair Jazz Festival!

BY  |  Monday, Aug 11, 2014 9:03am  |  COMMENTS (0)

shuttleThe Montclair Jazz Festival, produced by Jazz House Kids, as a courtesy has arranged for FREE parking for Montclair Jazz Festival attendees in the following locations:

Orange Road Parking Deck

41 Orange Road/34 Valley Road

*Enter from Valley Road

Hillside Square

8 Hillside Avenue

Hillside School

54 Orange Road

A Montclair Jazz Festival Shuttle with run on a loop approximately every 20 minutes from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. between the parking area and the festival site. The Shuttle will pick up at Hillside School (Hillside Avenue side) and drop off at Nishuane Park Festival Site (Cedar Avenue Side) Continue Reading

Go Enjoy a Dance on the Lawn in Montclair

BY  |  Friday, Aug 08, 2014 5:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Dance on the Lawn

Montclair will present the first annual free outdoor dance concert, Dance on the Lawn at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 73 S Fullerton Avenue on September 6.

The concert will include a diverse group of artists from New York, state-wide from New Jersey, and some of Montclair’s own:

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Learn How to Vegetable Garden at Presby Iris Gardens

BY  |  Friday, Aug 08, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Presby Iris Gardens

Sure you can join a CSA, get your produce at the Montclair’s Farmer’s Market or the Montclair Community Farms, but think of the feeling of accomplishment you could have if you grew your own vegetables? Not to mention the money you’ll save. If you’ve ever thought about having your own vegetable garden, then this upcoming event is for you.

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The Weekend: Shopping, Beatlemania, Blues and More

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 9:22am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Center Sizzlin' Summer SaleSuper shopping events, outdoor concerts, Blues, and more are yours to enjoy this weekend.

Don’t forget about Outpost in the Burbs on Montclair Center Stage!  Here are some other weekend highlights:

Start your weekend today by going shopping at Montclair Center’s Sizzlin’ Summer Sale event.  Over 30 stores will be hosting the hottest deals of the summer from August 7 – August 9. Check the website for participating merchants and specials.

Montclair Center Sizzlin’ Summer Sale

Thursday, August 7 – Saturday, August 9

Montclair Center

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North Coast Brewing Hosts A Pre-Montclair Jazz Festival “Brewmaster Dinner” at Highlawn Pavilion

BY  |  Monday, Aug 04, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

northcoastNorth Coast Brewing Co., a 2014 Montclair Jazz Festival Stage Sponsor, is hosting a four-course Brewmaster Benefit Dinner at the Highlawn Pavilion on Thursday, August 14th. The evening, which features a sampling of highly-rated North Coast Brewing Ales, kicks off at 7:30 pm for the reception and 8:00 pm for dinner.

Even better — 100 percent of the ticket sales from the evening will support Jazz House Kids, Montclair’s nonprofit jazz education and performance organization. For every two tickets sold, three private lessons will be given to Jazz House Kids’ scholarship students during the 2014 Summer Jazz Workshop. More than 35 percent of the students enrolled receive scholarship support. All camp students will highlight their musical talents at the free Montclair Jazz Festival on August 16 in Nishune Park, where they will perform throughout the day on the same bill as internationally renowned jazz headliners. North Coast Brewing Co., a proud sponsor of jazz education and performance nationwide, will also host a beer garden at the Montclair Jazz Festival where 100 percent of the sales support Jazz House Kids. Continue Reading

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