This gorgeous autumn weekend is packed with great happenings to enjoy.
We told you about:
- An Evening of Hot Chili & Cool Brew at the Newark Museum happening tonight
- The South End Business District Harvest Fest
- Fall Fine Art and Crafts Fair at Brookdale Park
- Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival in Newark
- Historic Cemetery Walking Tours
- The Open Book / Open Mind Series at MPL with Elizabeth Alexander
- Places to go Pumpkin Picking
Here’s what else is happening this weekend:
Montclair Center invites you to its 4th annual Ladies Night Out celebration with added bonus of The Art Walk on Friday night! It’s an evening of shopping, eating, mingling and laughing with friends old and new. As always, the event is free and sure to be fun. Check in at Bow Tie Cinemas at 486 Bloomfield Avenue and end at Just Jakes Restaurant at 30 Park Street for special priced drinks and festivities!
Ladies Night Out in Montclair Center
Friday, October16 from 5 – 9 pm
Various locations in Montclair Center
Free. Register online here
Broadway luminary Bernadette Peters, a three-time Tony winner and seven-time nominee, will perform her signature songs, from A Little Night Music and Gypsy to Sunday in the Park with George at NJPAc on Friday night. Peters has dazzled audiences and critics alike with her performances in concert and on stage, television and recordings.
Friday, October 16 at 8 pm
NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ
Tickets are $29 – $89 and can be purchased online here
Leaf peep and tour 8 of Montclair’s urban farms by bike on Saturday morning at the Bike&Walk Montclair’s Fall Harvest Bike Tour—a bicycle tour of local gardens and farms right in our backyard. You’ll meet inspiring, engaged and committed urban farmers and get a glimpse of fall harvesting, winterizing, beekeeping, raising chickens. Participating farmers include Montclair Community Farms Coalition, Montclair Public Library Friends of the Garden & Guerrilla Harvest, A Lot to Grow Community Garden at the Montclair Inn, Presby Memorial Iris Gardens Apiary and Farm, Montclair District Initiative for Gardens in Schools (DIGS), and Grace’s Organic Garden part of the Cornucopia Network.
Bike&Walk Montclair’s Fall Harvest Bike Tour
Saturday, October 17 from 8:15 am – 11:30 am
Ride will begin and end at Montclair Farmers’ Market at the Walnut Street Train Station in Montclair and follow a route through each of Montclair’s 4 wards
$10 donation per person
On Saturday night, you can enjoy a night of fantastic music at The Art Garage. Montclair’s own Bern & The Brights and Hoboken’s own, Karen Kuhl Band are poised to rock the the best 50 seat BYO venue around!
Bern & The Brights and Karen Kuhl Band
Saturday, Octoebr 17 at 8 pm
The Art Garage, 211 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online here
The first of this season’s Sunday concert series at Van Vleck House & Gardens will feature Palisades Virtuosi an ensemble of three accomplished musicians performing a program of Russian Masterpieces by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Sergei Prokofiev. The Palisades Virtuosi return to Van Vleck with a fascinating selection of Russian pieces. Based in Ridgewood, New Jersey, the group has performed at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, the New York Public Library at Lincoln Center, the Stratford Music Festival, among others. They have recorded works from the traditional chamber repertory as well as new works to expand the possibilities for flute, clarinet and piano ensembles. This concert features Ron Levy, an instructor at the Cali School and an internationally acclaimed pianist, and Margaret Swinchoski, whose flute performances have been featured in solo recitals. She has served as principal flutist with the Westchester and Harrisburg Symphony Orchestras.
Palisades Virtuosi Concert
Sunday, October 18 at 2 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ
Free. Reserved seating is available by contacting 973-744-4752 or [email protected]
Meet Bobby Flay at Williams-Sonoma Short Hills on Sunday when he sign copies of his latest cookbook. Flay is a New York Times bestselling author, chef, restauranteur and the host of numerous popular cooking shows on Food Network as well as [email protected]’s on the Cooking Channel. His latest book, [email protected]’s includes 140 recipes for the best part of the weekend including lip-smacking brunch cocktails that pair perfectly with his surprising twists on brunch staples like Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Drizzle, Sautéed Bitter Green Omelets, and Wild Mushroom Yukon Gold Hash.
Bobby Flay Book Signing at Williams-Sonoma
Sunday, October 18 from 1 pm – 3 pm
Williams-Sonoma, 1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ
$34.80 ticket (includes book w/ sales tax + fees). Purchase ticket online here
If Sunday night finds you in need of a good laugh, head over to Tierney’s Tavern in Montclair for Sunday Comics. Comedy Catalyst hosts this show to benefit the Run for Wounded Warriors. Special Guests Christine Grillon…with Johnny DeRisi, Kevin Dombrowski, Adam Lucidi, Samantha Stanley, and Alex Wallace. Big Rich McDonald will host. This will be a terrific show for a great cause!
Sunday, October 18 at 8 pm (seating 7:30 pm)
Tierney’s Tavern, 138 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042
$15 cash only, no minimum required
Reservations Strongly Recommended: 973.396.6952
Check out our Calendar for other local happenings and have a great weekend!