Local Easter Sunday Services

BY  |  Friday, Apr 18, 2014 8:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Local Easter Services

For those celebrating Easter this Sunday, here are some local services:

The Episcopal Church of St. James
581 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 07043

  • 8:15 am:  Choral Holy Eucharist followed by a festive coffee hour
  • 10:15 am:  Choral Holy Eucharist followed by a festive coffee hour

Church of the Immaculate Conception
30 N. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042

  • 7:30 am, 9 am, 11 am, and 12 pm: Easter Masses

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The Weekend: Music, Theater, Dance, and More

BY  |  Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

With Passover and Easter this weekend, and spring break for schools, there isn’t that much going on, but we’ve found some happenings that you will want to check out.

Here are the weekend highlights:

the craft

The Craft perform at  Hat City Kitchen in Orange on Friday night. A beautifully orchestrated combination of multiple generations of musicians, The Craft offers a wide array of material and tunes for all ears. Formed in early 2013, The Craft has many original songs, and a variety of covers that has proved to excite the audience at venues across NYC.The founding members, lead vocalist and rhythm guitar player, Mal Dee, and lead guitar and vocalist, Luigi Ferraro hail from Morris County, New Jersey.

The Craft
Friday, April 18 at 11 pm
Hat City Kitchen, 459 Valley Street, Orange, NJ
$5 cover


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The Victorian Society in America Presents Cakes, Cookies and Confections

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 6:17pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

THE VICTORIAN SOCIETY/ NORTHERN NJ CHAPTERStep back into the world of 19th Century desserts at The Victorian Society in America Northern New Jersey Chapter‘s event Cakes, Cookies, and Confections on Monday, April 21.

Using 19th Century cookbooks as guides, food historian Dolly Rosen will introduce the leading chef authors of the period and their varied and unusual recipes, while considering the influences of the Industrial revolution on the business and art of baking. Ms. Rosen is a FCI graduate in culinary and master cake arts, and has studied culinary history in England with noted food historian Ivan Day.

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Second Annual Welcome to Walnut Street Sidewalk Fair: Bigger and Better

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Welcome to Walnut Street

On Saturday, May 3,  the second annual “Welcome To Walnut Street” fair will showcase all of the best the neighborhood has to offer.

In the past couple of years, Walnut Street has had a renaissance. The addition of Red Eye Cafe, Le Salbuen, established Corso 98′s cozy eatery next door Cucina 98, funky consignment shop Celebrity Recycle, Montclair B.A.B.Y and the Montclair Bread Company, have made the block a bustling hot spot in town.

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Coffee With…Becca Roth, Filmmaker of One: A Story of Love and Equality

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (1)

One: A Story of Love and EqualityBecca Roth‘s film One: A Story of Love and Equality is one of the 90-plus films in the lineup of Montclair Film Festival 2014.

The Montclair native spoke to us about her life growing up in Montclair, coming out as a lesbian and her inspiration to film this documentary, which takes a look at what motivates people to vote against gay marriage.

Baristanet: Tell us about your upbringing and when you came out to your parents.
Roth: I went to Montclair Public Schools my whole life (Nishuane, Hillside, Glenfield, and MHS). I graduated from Kenyon College in 2010, and now I live in Brooklyn. I came out when I was about 20. My family has always been very open minded and accepting, but I think it was a bit of an adjustment when I came out because it was unexpected. But after a few months, everything was fine, and now they’re unbelievably supportive.

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A Play About Small Town Politics That ‘Deserves’ Your Attention

BY  |  Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 11:02am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Ray Anthony Thomas and Jennifer Lim in The Most Deserving.

Ray Anthony Thomas and Jennifer Lim in The Most Deserving.

As a small town reporter who has covered her share of silly squabbles on local committees, councils and boards, I thought the The Most Deserving — presented by Women’s Project Theater at City Center Stage II in Manhattan — (playing through May 4) sounded right up my alley.

Catherine Trieschmann’s brief breezy play tackles the petty personal battles and ego trips of five small town residents on a municipally funded arts committee in western Kansas.

The laughs come fast and easy, and the preview audience last week certainly enjoyed itself.

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The Weekend: Jazz, Comedy, Opera, Poetry, and More

BY  |  Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Comedy, jazz, opera, theater and blooms — just a few of the things you can enjoy this weekend.

Here are the weekend highlights:

Onaje Allan GumbsAcclaimed jazz pianist, producer, and arranger Onaje Allan Gumbs brings his Trio Plus to Montclair’s intimate Adinkra House on Friday. Trio Plus features Gumbs the master pianist, Kenny Davis on bass and Neil Clarke, percussion. In addition, the evening’s performance will also see opera/soul singer Mem Nahadr and musician V. Jeffrey Smith playing sax and guitar. Trio Plus is Onaje’s boutique version of New Vintage — a genre-busting performance that combines jazz, hip-hop, and R&B into one soul-stirring mix.

Onaje Allan Gumbs’ Trio Plus at Adinkra House
Friday, April 11. Doors open at 7 pm / show at 8 pm
Adinkra House, 26 Pleasant Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Donation $25 at the door $20 in advance online


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Updated: Celebrate Earth Day

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day 2014, which happens on April 26, the area offers a few “green” events to enjoy:

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Art in Bloom in Essex Fells

BY  |  Friday, Apr 04, 2014 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Art in Bloom in Essex FellsThe Essex Fells Garden Club invites the public to Art in Bloom, celebrating the extraordinary art of many talented and creative local artists, exhibiting mediums in painting, photography drawings and sculpture.

The artists have paired with the garden club members who have interpreted these works of art into beautiful floral arrangements, merging both these works of art and seasonal flowers into a beautiful, springtime display.

There are many participating artists and flower designers, among them our friend historian, artist and architect Frank Gerard Godleswki:

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The Weekend: First Thursday Night (MFF Edition), Treats, Gospel Music, A Cappela and More!

BY  |  Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Art, film, blues, rock, gospel and food — just a few of the things you can enjoy this first weekend in April!

We told you about Paul Barrère and Fred Tackett with opener Patrick Dyer Wolf at The Outpost tonight, America’s Roadshow At Yogi Berra Museum, and the Eat Ink: Book Signing & Food Demo with Chef Palmieri —but there’s more!

Here are other weekend highlights:

First Thursday Logo_webThis month’s Free First Thursday Nights at Montclair Art Museum is a special Montclair Film Festival edition! Visitors will get a “Behind the scenes at the Montclair Film Festival” sneak peek of the 2014 Montclair Film Festival line-up with artistic director Thom Powers at  8 pm. You can also enjoy a Full-service bar with special First Thursday Night prices in partnership with Pig & Prince, Tours of the new exhibition Robert Smithson’s New Jersey will be offered every hour on the half hour, and much more!

Free First Thursday Nights
Thursday, April 3 from 5 pm – 9 pm
MAM, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042

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