Big Weekend In Baristaville

Music, art and much more. It’s a big weekend for events in Baristaville. Young rockers from School of Rock Montclair take the stage at Just Jake’s for “Rockin’ in the Free World,” to benefit 9/11 first responders from Montclair Volunteer Ambulance Unit. All proceed go to MVAU. Doors open at 4 p.m.; $10, Just Jakes (30 Park St. Montclair). These kids are the youngest musicians this weekend, but there’s a ton of musical opportunities including the Parents Who Rock Outdoor Festival/Fundraiser in Montclair, an all-day Blues Festival in South Orange and lots more music – details here.

Also this weekend: Upper Montclair will be buzzing with a  Sidewalk Sale hosted by
Upper Montclair Business Association, with shopping, entertainment as well as recognition for 9/11 first responders. Around the corner, it’s the Fine Arts and Crafts at Anderson Park.

Tour three private gardens in Nutley and Short Hills to benefit The Garden Conservancy; details here. If you’re looking for a laugh, check out Comedy Sundays at Tierney’s.

Got kids? Get all the weekend’s best pick for families at Barista Kids. More weekend events, here. If you know of more happenings, add yours to comments.

Photo: (School of Rock kids) Arnold Brower

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  1. Montclair’s Own, The Porchistas are performing outside Terra Ta Salon on September 11th between 6 – 8 pm – Spend the early evening supporting local music and a local, socially conscious shop and eatery – Now thats patriotic –

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