Halfway There, New Literary Reading Series, to Launch at Montclair’s Red Eye Cafe

BY  |  Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 10:32am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Halfway There, a new literary reading series in Montclair, will launch its inaugural event on September 14 at Red Eye Cafe and will feature acclaimed area writers Matthew Thomas, Abby Sher and series co-founder and New Jersey native, Nicole Haroutunian. The event will be from from 6-8:30 p.m. with readings beginning at 7 p.m. followed by an audience Q&A.

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The Weekend: Music, a Feast, and a Carnival!

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Hurray for the Riff Raff is Alynda Lee SegarraPhoto credit: Sarrah Danziger

This weekend offers great music and festivity.

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Art of Eric Carle, Music, Food, and More at the MAM Lawn Party

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

MAM Lawn Party

Montclair Art Musuem (MAM) is throwing a Lawn Party on September 12 and you’re invited!

The day-long celebration will highlight the opening of the Montclair Art Museum’s exhibition Eric Carle: Animals and Friends and include a special Parents Who Rock 10th Anniversary Benefit Concert for MAM. Join MAM and Parents Who Rock outside on the Museum’s lawn for performances by over 20 local bands, bring the kids for family-friendly activities, see MAM’s brand new exhibitions, enter to win exciting raffle baskets, and enjoy delicious fare from a variety of food vendors. And all for free!

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Food, Rides, and More at St. Sebastian’s Feast and Carnival in Montclair

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


The 89th St. Sebastian’s Feast and Carnival will set up shop at Kaveny Field in Montclair with rides (including the new “Ring of Fire Roller coaster”), games, bocce, music, face painting and zeppoles! It all happens from August 26 – 30.

Festivities end on Sunday, August 30 at 3:30 pm 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.

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The National Park Service Turns 99: Celebrate Locally!

BY  |  Monday, Aug 24, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Paterson Great Falls

Paterson Great Falls

Tomorrow, August 25, the National Park Service celebrates its 99th Birthday! All 408 National Parks in the U.S. are FREE to the public to help celebrate.

There are three great National Parks less than 30 minutes away: Edison National Historic Site, Morristown National Historic Park, and the Paterson Great Falls. Go take in the scenery, get inspired by history, or simply enjoy the great outdoors!

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The Weekend: Art, Jazz, Salsa, Soul, Funk, and Fun!

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 20, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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This weekend offers art and lots of great music!

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Giveaway: Tickets to See Jazz is Dead at SOPAC on Thursday

BY  |  Monday, Aug 17, 2015 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (9)

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WINNERS: Congratulations to nancyooo and krhesq!

Jazz is Dead celebrates the 50th Anniversary of The Grateful Dead with their highly-anticipated exclusive tour which comes to SOPAC this Thursday, August 20 to the delight of jazz aficionados who are fans of The Grateful Dead. Baristanet has two pairs of tickets to give away to two lucky readers!

Jazz is Dead – A Jazz Exploration of the Grateful Dead embarks from the point of Garcia and company’s most complex and audacious material from many periods of their storied history. Each performance promises Deadheads musical staples as well as inspired improvisation crafted by a line-up of stellar players.

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5 Things You Need To Know About Today’s Montclair Jazz Festival #montclairjazzfest

BY  |  Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 9:04am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Today’s the day! Montclair Jazz Festival, noon to 9 p.m. at Nishuane Park. Here’s what you need to know:




You won’t go hungry! Villalobos, Pig & Prince, Suzy Que BBQ, Bonjour Montclair, LoLo’s Seafood Shack and more vendors will be on hand to feed you throughout the day.




The beer garden is back! Thank you North Coast Brewing Company for quenching our thirst.

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The Weekend: Art, Jazz Festival, Tapfest, and More!

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Beautiful, Musical Day at Montclair Jazz Festival 2014

So much to do this weekend, it will be hard to choose!

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NJ Producer’s Doc Explores Struggle of The Ramapough Mountain Indians

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

American Native

Twenty-five miles from Montclair, tucked away in the Ramapo Mountains in Mahwah, New Jersey, lives an indigenous people shrouded in mystery and discrimination, fighting for acceptance as Native Americans. Local legend calls them the Jackson Whites, but they are the Ramapough Mountain Indians.

An award winning documentary film called American Native tells the real story of the Ramapough Mountain Indians. It’s being released in theaters through Gathr and will show at The Clairidge in Montclair on Wednesday, September 16.

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