Montclair Art Museum’s Free First Thursday Nights Return In October With a Halloween-Themed Experience

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 11:33am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Wheeler Antanabez The Old Asylum and Other Stories

The Montclair Art Museum is excited to relaunch Free First Thursday Nights on October 6 with a special Halloween themed experience.

The spooky Free First Thursday Night will be hosted by Weird NJ co-publishers Mark and Mark. Author Wheeler Antabanez will read a haunting tale from his new book The Old Asylum and Other Stories, inspired by Overbrook Mental Hospital (formerly in Cedar Grove). The reading will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with Wheeler, Mark, and Mark.  Copies of The Old Asylum and Other Stories, published by Sagging Meniscus Press of Montclair, and the new issue of Weird NJ will be available for purchase and signing.

Here’s the full lineup:

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The Weekend: Music, Museums, Open Streets, and Much More!

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 9:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Tour de Montclair

So many great local events to enjoy this first weekend of October!

We told you about:

Here’s what else is happening:

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Montclair POP UP Give-and-Take Community Swap

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


Montclair POP UP is hosting a Give-and-Take Community Swap on October 1. Help your neighbors get access to pre-owned items—and give your idle stuff a second life.

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, house wares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you. And it’s all free! You don’t even have to bring something to take something.

Leftover items will be donated to charity, so this is truly a win-win community event.

Montclair POP Up Give-and-Take Community Swap
Saturday, October 1 from 8 am – 2 pm
85 Walnut street, Montclair, New Jersey 07042

Please do NOT bring: furniture, large items, expired or open food, unsealed personal care products, medicine, dirty or ripped clothing, fabric scraps, incomplete toys and games, non-working electronics, magazines, or sharp objects.




Studio Air Opens in Montclair, Offers Aerial Silks Classes, Pole Dancing Instruction, and More

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Feeling like you’re stuck in a fitness rut? Take it to the air…or the pole at Studio Air, a new and unique fitness studio has opened at 180 Bloomfield Avenue (same building as the Old Mogul Theatre). The studio offers classes in Aerial Silk, Pole, and Lyra — aka an aerial hoop — as well as Aerial Yoga.

“It’s all so much fun and we are so excited to be sharing this with the Montclair community. Dancers and acrobats have for a long time utilized these techniques to increase flexibility, strength, and blood flow for energy and restoration, but up until now have been hard to find real classes for,” says Linda Tseui, owner of the studio. “Because of the way your body is trained using these methods (entire body and mind, as it engages the whole body during each move and requires so much coordination and focus)  and because it requires a very precise balance of strength and flexibility, it creates beautiful lines in your body,” adds Tsuei.

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Open Streets Montclair Festival Gets Bigger & Better

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

open streets montclair

This year’s Open Streets Montclair Festival will be bigger and better! The Festival will take place in Downtown Montclair on Sunday, October 2.

Happening in over 100 cities across North America, Open Streets events temporarily close streets to car traffic and open them up to people to socialize, play and shop, while promoting active lifestyles, recreation and transportation.

Organized by Montclair Township, the Montclair Center BID and Bike/Walk Montclair — and presented by Schumacher Insurance — Open Streets Montclair will begin with the return of the Tour de Montclair bike ride throughout the town and end with the Festival on Glenridge Avenue with music on Montclair Center Stage, food, community partners and parklets for the community to enjoy:

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Light Up the Night – Bicycle Ride With the Montclair Center BID

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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The Montclair Center BID has organized a fun cross town bicycling event. “Light Up the Night” will take riders from the Montclair Heights Train Station for a night time slow roll through town on Friday, September 30 starting at 7 pm.

The surprise route will weave in and out of slow side streets of Montclair and end at The Wellmont Theater. Anyone who can ride a bicycle, tricycle, or unicycle can participate, but creativity is welcome and encouraged! Go crazy decorating yourself and your bicycle with lights. (Helmets required – safety first!)

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The Making of Donald Trump Book Discussion at Watchung Booksellers on Thursday

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 11:13am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Making of Donald Trump

Want to learn more about presidential candidate Donald Trump? Perhaps you find him intriguing. Or maybe you feel he’s like a train wreck you can’t stop watching. Either way, you can learn more about the man at a local event this week. In the culmination of nearly 30 years of reporting on Donald Trump, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston takes a revealingly close look at the mogul’s rise to power and prominence in his latest book The Making of Donald Trump. Johnston will discuss it at Watchung Booksellers on Thursday, September 27.

Covering the long arc of Trump’s career, Johnston tells the full story of how a boy from a quiet section of Queens would become an entirely new breed of public figure. From the origins of his family’s real estate fortune, to his own too-big-to-fail business empire; from his education and early career, to his whirlwind presidential bid, The Making of Donald Trump provides the fullest picture yet of Trump’s extraordinary ascendancy.

The Making of Donald Trump Book Discussion
Thursday, September 27 at 7 pm
Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Tickets are $24.08 and includes a copy of The Making of Donald Trump and entry for two guests. Purchase online here or call 973-744-7177




Dr. Gold Runs Chicago Marathon for Montclair Public Library

BY  |  Monday, Sep 26, 2016 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Dr. GoldMontclair orthodontist Dr. Ed Gold is back at it again — running his 6th marathon and raising money to support the Montclair Public Library.

In the spirit of the 2016 Summer Olympics, Dr. Gold will be running the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 9, 2016 with funds raised to benefit the Montclair Public Library Foundation. “When I was training for my first marathon is 2012, I knew I should support a cause. I decided to run for the Montclair Public Library with the hope that the library will help lay the foundation for this and future generations to learn and to apply their acquired knowledge to benefit society. The acquired knowledge may hopefully help lead to the cures of diseases that afflict so many of our families and friends or help our society in other ways. And now four years later, as I am training for my 6th marathon, I did not want to let the opportunity to once again support the Montclair Public Library Foundation pass by,” says Dr. Gold.

You can donate here and help Dr. Gold meet his goal and support the Montclair Public Library.






A Weekend Event For Book Lovers: Morristown Festival of Books

BY  |  Monday, Sep 26, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Morristown Festival of Books

Attention book lovers — we have your weekend plans! The 3rd annual Morristown Festival of Books will feature more than 25 authors on the evening of Friday, September 30, and all day Saturday, October 1. Authors will speak and answer questions for one hour at one of several convenient Morristown locations. Book sales and signings, following author presentations, will occur at a tent on the grounds of the historic Vail Mansion.

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Baristanet Profile: Aimee Brooks

BY  |  Friday, Sep 23, 2016 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Aimee Brooks

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

Name: Aimee Brooks

Where do you live? Between the estate section and Nishuane park. Full of deer, turkeys and fox. And the occasional coyote.

When did you move there? I moved here in April 2005 with my husband David and 4 month old Hailey (now a 6th grader). I knew nothing about Montclair except there was a yummy bagel place in Watchung plaza.

Where did you grow up? Larchmont, NY. An amazing town on Long Island sound. I never ever thought I’d move to NJ.

How do you make a living? I am a senior producer in Advertising and Promotion at CBS News. I started as an NBC page and worked my way up, a career in media spanning 25 years. My job now is to try and get people to turn to CBS on a daily basis. I write, produce and direct promos that tell you what’s coming up on a news program —yes, those annoying teasers as some say. I get to work with an amazing group of talented journalists, writers and producers on all levels. People often ask me what channel that is. That would be channel 2. I also volunteer quite a bit, right now I’m coordinating the Concert Across America Montclair on September 25.

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