Matisse and Two Contemporary Art Exhibitions Featured in Montclair Art Museum 2016-2017 Season

BY  |  Monday, Jul 25, 2016 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

doit whiteThe 2016–2017 season at the Montclair Art Museum (MAM) will feature two solo exhibitions of woman artists — Dannielle Tegeder and Janet Taylor Pickett — and do it!, a participatory contemporary art exhibition based on artists’ instructions, presents an exhibition unlike any other the Museum has hosted.

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The Weekend: Jazz, R&B, Video Games Live, and More!

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Another weekend full of great local events to enjoy!

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First Annual North Fullerton Arts and Crafts Fair to Showcase Local Artists

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

North Fullerton Arts and Crafts Fair

Save the date for the the First Annual North Fullerton Arts and Crafts Fair on August 6 at First United Methodist Church at 24 North Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Continue Reading

Fleet Feet Montclair Presents The Midland Mile to Benefit MPL

BY  |  Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)


The Midland MileTree lined, newly paved, flanked by historic homes with great front porches, Midland Avenue is the center of Montclair. Get acquainted with one of American’s most walkable, attractive downtowns with a lively arts, shopping and restaurant scene than to join Fleet Feet Montclair’s 1 Mile Run on Sunday, August 21 at 5 pm!

With multiple divisions and a summer block party atmosphere this event is for everyone.

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Make Your Reservations! Bloomfield Restaurant Week Returns on August 6

BY  |  Monday, Jul 18, 2016 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Bloomfield Restaurant Week Start making reservations! Bloomfield Restaurant Week will run from August 6 – 14 with more than 20 restaurants showcasing the town’s culinary best. The event will showcase a blend of old favorites and new “must-try” eateries.

Participating restaurants — new this year is Essex Junction, Brookdale Tavern & Kitchen, and Blend Coffee House — will offer a prix fixe menu of $30 or less (not including drinks, tax and tip)for lunch and dinner.

Another perk is free parking for all restaurants during lunch for the entire week (2 hr. complimentary parking beginning at 11 am at all bagged meters). Restaurants will also raffle away a gift certificate to the guests that come during restaurant week dates.

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Lincoln Center Local At Montclair Library With Harlem Renaissance Orchestra, 7/20

BY  |  Monday, Jul 18, 2016 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Harlem Renaissance Orchestra

Montclair Public Library’s Lincoln Center Local Free Screenings series continues with an outdoor screening of the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra on Wednesday, July 20. Enjoy a swinging night under the stars on the plaza in front of MPL.
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United Way of Northern NJ Offers Free Career Coaching and Support for Job Seekers

BY  |  Friday, Jul 15, 2016 1:32pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Durelle McPherson

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When Larissa Bonilla found herself out of a job and running out of unemployment benefits last year, she turned to United Way of Northern New Jersey’s free career coaching program for help. Shortly after meeting with a volunteer coach, the Montclair resident and single mother of a teenage daughter landed a job.

“It was a godsend,” said Bonilla about her job, which pays more than her previous one and offers her opportunity for advancement. “I would recommend the career coaching program to anybody.”

Created six years ago, the Career Coaching program offers residents in the Suburban Essex area who are seeking a job due to downsizing or life-transitions, a much needed free resource. Job seekers meet one-on-one with volunteer coaches to learn résumé and interviewing tips and gain access to resources for job training. They also learn skills needed in today’s workforce, things such as setting up and using Linkedin accounts, social media and creating digital resumes. Continue Reading

Montclair Women Featured in Bobbi Brown’s New “Be Who You Are” Campaign

BY  |  Friday, Jul 15, 2016 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (2)

Be Who You Are

For the past 25 years, Bobbi Brown — Montclair’s own makeup maven — has been helping women to embrace their own beauty through her philosophy that makeup should enhance, not change your looks. Her books and website are filled with women of all ages and skintones and throughout the years she has created empowering campaigns to help women feel confident, such as “Pretty Powerful” launched in 2010. Yesterday, to celebrate her 25th anniversary, Brown launched the “Be Who You Are” campaign.

“To celebrate this milestone, I’m proud to announce Be Who You Are—our largest campaign to-date featuring women of all ages, races and walks of life. Some of the women are my friends and co-workers. Others are entrepreneurs who I admire. There are also photographers, artists, students, writers, and a few who I spotted on the street and invited to be a part of the campaign. All the women in the campaign have their own unique look and story to tell. They’re confident and comfortable in their own skin—and that, to me, is what matters most,” says Brown on her blog.

Three of the gorgeous women featured are, like Brown, from Montclair.

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Baristanet Profile: Alexis Romay

BY  |  Friday, Jul 15, 2016 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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(Photo credit: Valerie Block)

The latest installment of our Baristanet Profile series, where we get to know the people in our neighborhood:

Name: Alexis Romay

Where do you live? I live in Montclair with my wife and son; my avatar lives on Twitter, all by himself.

When did you move there? I moved from Manhattan thirteen years ago. I haven’t missed NYC or my native Havana since. Continue Reading

The Weekend: Music, Workshops, and More

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Bastille Day

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