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Two Kids’ Sales on Thursday, Dec. 18

Still need some kids' gifts? In an effort to Shop Local Montclair, get children's gifts at our stores: Minnow, Aunt Jean's Toys & Treats, Just Kidding Around, Baby Boom, Dolls in the Attic, Over...

Starbucks on Bloomfield Ave. is Closing

I heard a rumor that the Starbucks on Bloomfield Ave. is closing on Dec. 31. I overheard this news while at the Starbucks on the corner of S. Park and Church streets. Even though...

We Can’t Let This Bank Fail

Today, MontclairKids is proud to be part of the New Jersey campaign to blog out hunger. New Jersey food pantries are starving for food, and we just can't let this bank fail. Here are...

What to Do This Weekend: Free Clothes, Cool Shows

I'm still tired from last weekend. It started with the Montclair tree lighting. Then we went on to find Santa in 4 local places. Also, there were more than seven Montclair sample & holiday...

The Montclair Holiday Tree Leans Left

Did you see the mayor turn on the lights of Montclair's holiday tree last Friday night? The scene was festive, crowded, and Church Street Kitchen provided free hot chocolate. Santa arrived on a fire...

Music For Aardvarks–Drop In December Classes

When I take my toddler son to Music for Aardvarks in Montclair, I feel like a hip and cool local momma. There is no Barney there. They don't do patty-cakes. Instead, there are real...

Turtleback Zoo

We took our 3-year-old twins to Turtleback Zoo Saturday night for the Holiday Light Spectacular. The carousel is open as was the reptile house. Although it was cold walking around, it was really fun...

Sign Up Started for January Little Y Classes

The good classes fill up fast at the Little Y. And here's the scoop on the best class for 3-year-olds: Road Runners on Saturday mornings. The staff takes my twin girls to gym to...

Santa Sightings Start Friday in Montclair

Every year since my sons were born, we go to Baby Boom to see Santa real one from the North Pole). We get their photos taken on his lap, and we hang out with...

Get Your Spa & Beauty On

I was at New York Sports Club this week when I saw a flyer for a free holiday party at The Woodhouse Day Spa tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 3. While you're at it, stop at...

The Social Lives of Montclair Children

I hear this is the place to be tonight, and that you must get there early to get a seat. Who: Parents, like me, who obsess about being better parents.What: Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding...

Montclair Red Cross Offers Infant & Child CPR Certification

Who: Adults interested in CPR certificationWhat: American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid course to get adult, child, infant certification.Where: Montclair-Glen Ridge-Nutley American Red Cross63 Park Street.Montclair, NJ 07042When: Sign up now for class that start...

Puppeteer Jennifer Levine

Who: Kids who love puppetsWhat: Local artist Jennifer Levine puts on a show, live music and does a hands-on activity for the special day. Read a review of her puppet show in Time Out New...

Holiday Lights at Turtle Back Zoo, Fri. Nov. 28

We love zoos. When my teenage son heard I was writing about the Turtle Back Zoo's annual Holiday Lights Spectacular, he asked, "Are you going to take me?" I said, "Of course!" I'm so...

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