Own a Historic Montclair Home for $10 (Or Less)!

BY  |  Monday, Jul 31, 2017 1:59pm  |  COMMENTS (9)

A house designed by renowned Montclair architect Dudley S. Van Antwerp is up for sale at an astonishingly low sticker price of $10 or less. There’s a catch, of course.

During its June 12 meeting, the Montclair Planning Board approved a subdivision application for 44 Pleasant Avenue. A condition of the Board’s approval requires that the existing dwelling on the property be offered for sale and relocation in an effort to save the historic Dudley Van Antwerp home. The buyer must move the house from its present location to a site within approximately one-quarter mile of its current 44 Pleasant Avenue location.

Below are the building’s purchase requirements, shared today by the township of Montclair: Continue Reading

Brookdale Shop Rite to Participate in Crane Park Market

BY  |  Monday, Jul 31, 2017 1:51pm

The Montclair Center BID is proud to announce that Brookdale Shop Rite will be participating in the Crane Park Market selling a selection of goods on both market days starting Thursday, Aug. 10. Among the items that Brookdale Shop Rite will sell are nuts and nut butters, whole- and multi-grain breads, fresh fruit, paper goods, detergent and canned goods. The Brookdale Shop Rite will be joined by Crane Park’s new farmer, The Farm at Glenwood Mountain.

The Crane Park Market is located at Glenridge and Greenwood Avenues, behind Lackawanna Plaza, in downtown Montclair. The market hours are Thursdays from 3 pm to 8 pm and Sundays between 12 pm and 5 pm.

“This is such an exciting partnership,” said Israel Cronk, Executive Director. “I am so glad to work with Brookdale Shoprite and The Farm at Glenwood Mountain to further help our community get easier access to food and basic goods.”

“Brookdale ShopRite is committed to serving the community that has embraced and supported us for generations, and working together to strengthen our neighborhoods for generations to come,” said Jerry Manley, Director of Operations at Brookdale ShopRite. Continue Reading

Two Indian Block Printing Programs For Kids and Teens at Montclair Public Library, August 8

BY  |  Monday, Jul 31, 2017 12:31pm

Don’t miss two traditional Indian Block Printing programs at Montclair Public Library, presented by Enjoy Explore India. Both are on Tuesday, August 8th.

Traditional Wood Block Printing Workshop with Enjoy Explore India (ages 6-11)

Use individually hand carved wood blocks by folk artists of Enjoy Explore India to create your own unique print design! The modern wood block designs included in these kits are a fun way for youth to relate to an ancient art form. Explore how the art of block printing connects us all and how cultures have used its potential in mass producing printed textiles and even revolutionized the way we share knowledge. Join us for an afternoon to explore your creativity and block printing skills!

Registration required
Ages 6-11
Tuesday, August 8 at 1pm

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Montclair Police Athletic League Hosts Kids Annual Fishing Derby

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On July 22, 2017, the Montclair Police Athletic League (MPAL) and Montclair Policeman’s Benevolent Association (PBA) Local 53 hosted the Kids Annual Fishing Derby at Edgemont Pond in partnership with the Montclair Anglers, Eureka Lodge #52 (PHA), and Montclair Recreation. The derby was well attended by more than 120 kids, parents, and friends. After receiving a safety briefing, and casting class/contest from the Montclair Anglers, most kids were able to catch at least one fish, many caught several.

Prizes were awarded for the 1st fish caught, largest fish caught, the most fish caught (18), and furthest cast. In preparation for the event, the pond was restocked by a local hatchery, thanks to PBA Local 53. At the close of the competition, cold drinks and pizza were provided for all. Like the Montclair Police Athletic League on Facebook and visit their website www.montclairpal.org for future events.

Montclair Pet(s) Of The Week: Charo & Churro

BY  |  Monday, Jul 31, 2017 8:00am

Charo & Churro are sisters, and they are total love bugs. These sweet & snuggly 9yr olds want to come home with you. Two cats are better than one, so please come meet them. The Montclair Township Animal Shelter is located at 77 North Willow Street, Montclair.

Montclair Public Library Welcomes Encore Exhibit By Multi-Media Artist Robert Ferguson

BY  |  Sunday, Jul 30, 2017 10:15am

The Montclair Public Library Gallery, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, welcomes an exciting encore exhibit by acclaimed multi-media artist Robert Ferguson. The display will be on view in the Montclair Public Library Gallery, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, during library hours from August 1 to August 29. The art reception is scheduled on Thursday, August 10 from 5-8pm in the gallery area. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, July 30

BY  |  Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 2:00pm

This week’s open house column is sponsored by Kate McDonough


Even though there are only nine Montclair open houses this Sunday, there’s still plenty of properties to see in the rest of Baristaville–72 in all.


10 Crestmont Rd, Montclair

List Price: $239,000
Taxes: Not available
Acreage: 4.94
BRM/BTH: 2/2

Two bedroom unit with east and west exposures featuring breakfast room off kitchen, washer and dryer (as is), 24 hour doorman, security and super on site. Second bedroom used as den. Maintenance fee includes heat, gas, water, hot water, snowplowing, grounds maintenance and interest on underlying mortgage (37.4% deductible). Unit comes with piano. Open 2-4 p.m.

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Montclair State University Gets New Director of the School of Communication and Media

BY  |  Friday, Jul 28, 2017 2:30pm

Keith Strudler, PhD, has been appointed director of the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University, effective July 31, 2017. Founder and director of the Marist College Center for Sports Communication and associate professor of communication, Strudler will lead a range of groundbreaking, cross-disciplinary communication, television and digital media programs – including production and sound, filmmaking, journalism, public and organizational relations, and health communication. The Montclair State University School of Communication and Media provides students with the hands-on tools, focused coursework, instruction and internships needed to succeed in the communication and media industries. The School moves into a new cutting-edge facility this fall.

After launching the Center for Sports Communication in 2011, Strudler accomplished key strategic initiatives, including gaining national coverage for co-branded, sports-related surveys released with the Marist Poll. He extended this partnership to collaborate on sports polls with the award-winning HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel and formed productive partnerships with external groups such as the Sports PR Summit, the Northeast Associated Press Sports Editors and Unanimous A.I.

“I am delighted to announce Keith Strudler’s appointment,” said Montclair State University President Susan A. Cole. “As the School of Communication and Media moves into its new, state-of-the-art home, he will supply the leadership experience, academic vision and industry track record needed to spearhead its continued growth and advancement.”

“It’s an honor to serve as the director of the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State,” said Strudler. “I’ve enjoyed meeting with the School’s talented faculty and staff and share their enthusiasm for the amazing opportunities our truly world-class facility will offer. I look forward to working with them, our students and with colleagues across the University – as well as with community and media leaders – to develop and provide exceptional educational opportunities that strengthen the School’s reputation as a national leader.”

During his term as chair of the Communication department at Marist College, Strudler led the development of a new core curriculum that placed technology at its forefront. One of the first concentrations of its kind when Strudler introduced it in 2002, Marist’s Sports Communication program has grown into one of the largest and most established such programs in the nation. He was also instrumental in connecting Marist College with important decision-makers and thought leaders in the journalism and media industries by helping to establish the Media Leaders initiative.

Strudler’s academic innovations include a unique certificate program in Global Sports Communication on Marist’s Florence, Italy, campus, as well as The Classroom, a weekly student-produced sports talk radio program on WGNY of the New York Hudson Valley that he executive produced.

With Marist College’s Lifetime Excellence in Sports Communication Award in 2015, Strudler began a tradition of honoring industry leaders while helping to seed an endowment for the Center for Sports Communication and its activities.

An active scholar and expert source for national and international media outlets ranging from The Washington Post to USA Today, Strudler is on the editorial board of the Journal of Sports Media. He is also a weekly sports commentator for Northeast Public Radio (WAMC) that broadcasts to seven states from Albany, New York. He focuses his research on sports and media and has published on topics ranging from televised sports heroes and the portrayal of race in sports television to the use of emerging technologies in sports spectatorship.

Strudler received his PhD in Mass Communication from the University of Florida and earned his master’s and undergraduate degrees from the University of St. Thomas (Houston) and Cornell University respectively.

Weekend Family Fun: 101 Dalmations KIDS, Storytime, Superhero Summer Club, Butterfly Tent

BY  |  Friday, Jul 28, 2017 10:00am

Happy weekend! We’ve rounded up plenty of fun and family friendly things to do in the area. Check ‘em out!

For the second and final weekend, Summit Playhouse (10 New England Avenue, Summit) will feature 101 Dalmatians KIDS, based on the Disney classic. Presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre for Youth, this production features a high-spirited score and lovable characters. Tickets are $10. Performances will be held on Friday at 7:00 PM and Saturday at 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM, and 7:00 PM.

Barnes & Noble at Clifton Commons (395 Route 3 East, Clifton) will host a Storytime in Celebration of Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble on Saturday at 11:00 AM. The books featured will be Good Morning, Superman!, Be A Star, Wonder Woman! and Bedtime for Batman. These stories focus on turning everyday situations into amazing super adventures. Kids are invited to dress as their favorite superhero, villain or character. Activities to follow the stories. At 2:00 PM, there will be an additional event with this same theme with activities, giveaways, and more.

Essex County Environmental Center (621B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland) will host the final Saturday of the Butterfly Tent Safari on Saturday beginning at 11:00 AM. Suitable for all ages, all are welcome to make-and-take a butterfly craft and participate in table activities, as well visit the live butterfly tent. Continue Reading

Coming To A Public Space Near You: Art Park Montclair

BY  |  Friday, Jul 28, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (6)

Montclair is known as an arts destination but it doesn’t have an art park. Montclair artist Jennifer Levine would like to change that.

Levine and artist Elizabeth Jacobs (who created the “Tony” bench at the corner of Park Street and Chestnut) came up with the idea for Art Park Montclair (APM), an open, accessible, inviting public space for the community to gather and connect through a shared artistic experience. The project team now includes Amy Tingle and Maya Stein of The Creativity Caravan – a Montclair-based creative arts workshop, gallery, and studio space – and Alex Nunez of Colectivo Workshop, an architectural design-build studio.

The mission of Art Park Montclair is to celebrate the cultural richness of Montclair through experiences that promote creative play, inspire self-expression, and deepen connection to and pride of the community. Through engaging installations, inviting gathering spaces, and unique sculptural and educational features, Art Park Montclair will be a lively and evolving destination for locals and visitors alike. Continue Reading

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Sad. Let's hope that this is not its "Last Tango." One of the most beautiful and iconic buildings in town. Valentino, Garbo, Keaton must have played there.

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