MSU Hosts The Do-It-Yourself Economy, Featuring NPR’s David Brancaccio

BY  |  Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 9:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

David Brancaccio

David Brancaccio

Are you thinking of entering the fast-growing do-it-yourself economy? Got a one-minute pitch to share and want expert advice?

NPR’s Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio will look at the rise of the do-it-yourself economy, and what forces are shaping it. The DIY economy ranges from the highly skilled contract worker who wants to maintain a life of flexibility while pulling in a paycheck to the Uber drivers and Airbnb hosts who want to make some extra bucks while sharing their cars and homes.

As more people eschew the corporate world and create their own jobs, what are the opportunities offered by a DIY economy? How can you get a piece of it? Brancaccio will set the scene during a short keynote address, and then moderate a panel comprised of experts representing different aspects of the DIY economy: Continue Reading

Scenes from Bloomfield Center’s Harvest Fest and Eco Fair

BY  |  Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 6:48pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Scenes from Bloomfield Center's Harvest Fest and Eco FairBloomfield Center’s annual Harvest Fest and Eco Fair continues tomorrow (Sunday) at 11 a.m. Food vendors, merchandise marketeers and civic organizations have set up booths, tents and tables along Broad Street from Belleville Avenue to Bloomfield Avenue and The Historic Town Green is a kid’s paradise of games, rides and fun. Continue Reading

Maplewood Streets will Come Alive with Art and Music at 3rd Annual Art Walk & Music Fest

BY  |  Friday, Sep 26, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Maplewood Art Walk & Music FestThe Maplewood Village Alliance (MVA) and the Department of Cultural Affairs will host the 3rd Annual Maplewood Art Walk & Music Fest on Sunday, September 28 from 11 am – 5 pm in Maplewood Village.

Nearly 50 local artists will display and sell heir handcrafted, original work plus live music by local bands and performances by local arts groups.


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The Weekend: HarvestFest, Concerts, Art, Dance, and More

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (3)

28_WellsLots of great events happening this weekend. We told you about:

And there’s more! Here are some other weekend highlights:

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CASA for Children of Essex to Honor Montclair Resident at Ruby Red Shoe Ball

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 4:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

RRSB_CircleLogoCasa for Children of Essex (CCEC) will be honoring civic Leader and community advocate Patricia Devine-Harms at its third Ruby Red Shoe Ball on November 1 at Green Brook Country Club in North Caldwell, New Jersey. The event is themed “There’s No Place Like Home” and seeks to raise funds and awareness for the importance of direct advocacy for children in foster care. Continue Reading

YMCA of Montclair’s 1891 Community Gala, 11/1, Honors Penny Boorman

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Penny_Boorman-209x300YMCA of Montclair’s 1891 Community Gala takes place Saturday, November 1 at 7 p.m. at Mayfair Farms in West Orange.

This year’s Gala honors community leader Penny Boorman of Woodland Park (formerly of Montclair) for over 50 years of dedicated service to the YMCA of Montclair. She joined the Y in 1960, provided volunteer swim instruction and served as the first female Chair of the Board of Directors. Event co-chairs are Montclair residents Rich and Susan Murnick.

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Parents Who Rock Backyard Jam Today!

BY  |  Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 8:29am  |  COMMENTS (0)

parens who rockLast week it was rained out, but today the show will go on. Parents Who Rock, a group of local talented parents, return to their annual backyard jam for a good cause. PWR’s goal is to raise money for non-for-profit organizations throughout the community. This year, PWR will donate to the COPE Center in Montclair.

PWR’s founder Alma Schneider says, “We are very concerned about the recent deaths and struggles of young people in Montclair and the surrounding areas due to drugs, alcohol and depression so are raising money for the COPE center.” Continue Reading

Go Out to an Old Ball Game in South Orange Saturday

BY  |  Friday, Sep 19, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Cameron Field in South Orange

Go enjoy some good old-fashioned American fun when South Orange hosts a 19th-century baseball game on Saturday,  September 20, at Cameron Field in South Orange for the 100th anniversary of the field “Where the legends played.”

Famous Yankee all- stars Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, and Whitey Ford played on Cameron Field, as well as several Negro League stars,  including Josh Gibson of the Pittsburgh Crawfords. It has also been the venue for many local teams, including Little League, school teams and adult leagues.

Part game, part show, part history lesson, and all fun, the Flemington, NJ Neshanock team will play against local volunteers in bare-handed baseball, wearing period uniforms and using rules from 1864. The event will also include a short lesson on the history of the game and a recitation of “Casey at the Bat,” as well as a few interesting surprise appearances, such as Larry Doby’s granddaughter, Nicole Lynn Frasier, who will share her memories of baseball and its significance to her when she was a child.

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The Weekend: Sidewalk Sales, Runs, Music and More

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Get out and enjoy the many happenings this first weekend of autumn. We told you about the Slaid Cleaves concert at Outpost in the Burbs , the Fine Art and Crafts at Anderson Park, and the Uncorked and Uncapped wine, beer and food festival to benefit The Arc of Essex County— and there are lots more.

Here are some other weekend highlights:

DisruptionIn observance of the upcoming Peoples’ Climate March in New York City, the Montclair Office of Environmental Affairs and Community Green will present “Disruption” — a just-released movie on the climate crisis for their Green Film Series tonight at on Montclair Public Library. An open public discussion will follow the screening.

“Disruption” film screening
Thursday, September 18 at 6:30 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclir, NJ, 07042

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Giveaway: Tickets to See Slaid Cleaves at Outpost in the Burbs

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (4)

Slaid Cleaves

WINNER: Congratulations to gr8sk8!

Austin-based singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves will perform at Outpost in the Burbs on Friday, September 19 at 8 pm and Baristanet has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader!

Slaid Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart.Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter’s most recent release, Still Fighting the War (2013) spotlights an artist in peak form. Cleaves’ seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Dress William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn six-string for a good idea. “Slaid’s a craftsman,”says TerriHendrix, who sings harmony on “Texas Love Song.” “He goes about his songs like a wood worker.”

Want to see Slaid Cleaves at Outpost in the Burbs on Friday night?

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