Cooking, Comics and More – Montclair Bounce Online Events & Outdoor Experience in May and June

Montclair Bounce offers a variety of new events and experiences this May and June to help neighbors face life’s ups and downs. Bounce was inspired by research on creative and playful ways to build emotional resiliency and connect with community.

The online schedule includes options for a range of ages, available via Zoom or Youtube, including:

    May 13, 20, & 27, 4:00 pm – Take Back the Kitchen: Three Sessions on Shopping, Storing, Prepping & Cooking During Quarantine with Alma Schneider.

    May 19 & 21, 7:00 pm – How To Draw Comics (May 19) and Sip & Draw (May 21, adults only), with Brigid Allanson of East Side Comics.

    May 25 – 10:00 am – Finding Happiness in a Time of Crisis: Ancient Wisdom & New Research, Four Talks by Patrick Manning of Seton Hall University.

    May 26, 12:30 pm – Building Resilience in Highly Stressful Times: How Practicing Mindfulness Positively Improves Mental & Physical Health by Nicole Swain, LPC, ACS, ACT, with Summit Medical Group’s Behavioral Health Team, in collaboration with the Montclair Public Library.

    May 27, 7:30 pm – How to Overcome Parenting Hurdles During the Coronavirus Lockdown: A Living Room Chat with Nancy Kislin, LCSW in collaboration with Temple Ner Tamid.

Zooming away and getting outside:

The Happy Flags Garden Project invites neighbors to decorate banners for first responder and essential services sites and senior residences.

Our Plant A Row campaign encourages digging in, enjoying the sun and soil, and the benefits of helping by planting a row of fresh fruits or vegetables to donate to Toni’s Kitchen.

Details and viewing information are available at, where viewers can also find Resilience Resources tips and links on crisis support and engaging opportunities for individuals and families.

MONTCLAIR Bounce is a project of Toni’s Kitchen. Toni’s Kitchen is playing a central role in addressing food insecurity resulting from Covid-19. To support these efforts, please go to

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