The Weekend: Holidays Edition

BY  |  Thursday, Dec 22, 2016 9:00am

Feast of the Seven Fishes

Hanukkah and Christmas are celebrated this weekend, so in addition to your holiday festivities, there are a few events to enjoy.

We told you about:

Here’s what else is happening:



Feeling like you want to be more creative in 2017? Then head over to Basemeant WRX tonight and attend the Making Journey workshop. Do you have yarn and knitting needles, crochet hooks and started projects? Is there fabric in stacks and garments that need mending? Drop in with your project or questions, meet fellow creatives and makers and finish something. Ina, a curator of materials, instructions and processes of making, will lead you to discover your own making journey. She is a knitter and fiber artist extraordinaire and knows infinite ways of helping you finish what has been started.

The Making Journey
Thursday, December 22 from 6 pm – 8 pm
Basemeant WRX, 101 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042




Enjoy a night of fun as voice actors and comedians collide to perform a live table read of the Charles Dickens holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol” LIVE at East Side Mags on Friday night. Join in the fun and bring your food donations as they celebrate a night of charity for “Toni’s Kitchen” in Montclair.

A Christmas Carol LIVE Table Read at East Side Mags
Friday, December 23 at 8 pm
East Side Mags, 7 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Donation for Toni’s Kitchen accepted as entry


Bnai Keshet member and LatkePalooza kitchen regular Ira Karasick frying up fresh latkes for the synagogue’s annual Chanukah celebration. Photo credit: Dan Epstein

Enjoy activities, music, dancing and lots of latkes at LatkePalooza at Bnai Keshet in Montclair on Friday night.  You can enjoy the best gluten-free latkes you’ve ever had — fried fresh and served hot by Bnai Keshet’s kitchen crew.  The first seating at 6 pm is intended for kids with an activity.  The food will be kept warm at 6:25 pm for an erev Chanukah/Shabbat service for children, a special music playlist and candlelighting.  A second seating for adults will be held at 7 pm. Go with your family to the communal Chanukah candle lighting and enjoy the fun.

Friday, December 23 beginning at 6pm
Bnai Keshet, 99 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042




Or head upstairs at Tierney’s on Friday night to see local rock band  Thing One perform an old-fashioned Holiday Show with some friends.

Thing One Holiday Show
Friday, December 23 starting at  7:45 pm
Tierney’s Tavern, 136 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ
$10 cover



Ethical Culture Society of Essex County in Maplewood will host Colloquy: “Healing and Bridge-building in Post-Election USA” on Sunday. In the spirit of Christmas Day, they plan to explore how we and the country can move forward in such a way that we bring out the best in others and thereby in ourselves.

Colloquy: “Healing and Bridge-building in Post-Election USA”
Sunday, December 25 at 11 am
Ethical Culture Society, 516 Prospect Street, Maplewood, NJ


Check out our Calendar for other local happenings and have a great weekend!





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