Sponsored: Camp Newark Museum Offers STEAM Program Amidst World Class Art & Science Galleries

BY  |  Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 3:56pm

Camp Newark Museum

Come spend the summer with us at Camp Newark Museum, a fun, innovative six-week experience where children expand their knowledge through exploration of the Museum’s world class art and science collections. Arouse curiosity by investigating treasures made by man and by nature to gain a new perspective of the world around us. Campers transform materials using their imagination through our hands-on, inquiry driven S.T.E.A.M. curriculum, while also getting an insider’s view of the Museum’s expansive galleries.

In the words of a camp parent, “This camp rocks…[It’s] the magic, the intangibles, that enhance the program beyond measure. Camp Newark Museum is a S.T.E.A.M. program…joining a handful of trailblazing programs adding the Arts to S.T.E.M.(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The children don’t just study stars and dissect cow eyes, they sing, they dance, they study world-renowned and little-known artists, they draw and paint and mold, glass-blowing, maker-spacing, soul-inspiring ART. It’s outrageously wonderful.”

Each week your child will participate in:

  • Daily insider’s tours of one or more of the Museum’s 80 art and science galleries
  • Art-making including drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, jewelry and sculpture
  • Science labs such as nanotechnology, natural sciences, renewable energy and astronomy
  • Makerspace workshops from low tech to high tech, from sewing to soldering to circuitry
  • Performance art, including theater arts, dance and spoken word
  • Planetarium shows in the Museum’s Alice & Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium
  • Glass working classes for campers ages 9 and up with GlassRoots
  • Jazz concerts in the garden and the Newark Black Film Festival Youth Cinema
  • Outdoor activities in the Museum’s sculpture garden
  • Performance Showcase and Art Exhibitions of campers’ work on Fridays for parents

Contact [email protected] / 973.596.6637, for more information. Register online here.




MPL Summer Reading Club Kickoff: Building Tall Ships & Pirate Ships with Sciencetellers!

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 1:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Summer Reading Club is here! This year’s theme is ‘Build a Better World.’ MPL kicks off summer events with the glorious insanity of Sciencetellers’ Pirate Tales: Ahoy! People don’t just build on land, they build on water, too! Set sail with us on an action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates stranded on an island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to construct a ship before all hope is lost! Planks, sails, rigging, rails…what else could building a pirate ship possibly take? Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, combustion, air pressure, explosions and more. Don’t miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist! After the show be sure to enroll in the Summer Reading Club at the 3rd floor Youth Services Department! Continue Reading

Montclair Grass Roots Summer Camp Program Celebrating 50 Years Serving The Community

BY  |  Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 10:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Montclair Grass Roots Summer Camp Program is celebrating 50 years of serving the community with affordable, quality day camp!

From the hours of 9:00am to 3:00pm, Monday through Friday, children between the ages of 5 – 12 years old participate in a wide variety of outdoor activities such as baseball, kickball, tennis, basketball, water play, board games arts & crafts, and more!

Campers go swimming and on trips to many places such as bowling, roller skating, Monster Golf, New Jersey Explorer’s Museum, and Turtle Back Zoo, just to name a few! Lunch and an afternoon snack are also provided to campers at no additional cost. Before camp care starting at 8:00am and & after camp care extending to 5:30pm is also available. Continue Reading

Montclair Co-op Hosts Open Chess Tournament Sunday, June 18

BY  |  Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Montclair Cooperative School, 65 Chestnut Street in Montclair, will host an Open Chess Tournament on Sunday, June 18. Doors open 8 a.m., first round begins 9 a.m. Fee is $40 at the door.

All students in grades 1-8, from any school, are eligible to compete. Trophies and ribbons will be awarded for top place finishers. Continue Reading

Succeed2gether Enrolling For Summer Enrichment Program

BY  |  Wednesday, Jun 07, 2017 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Succeed2gether in Montclair is currently enrolling students in its highly acclaimed Summer Enrichment program. Children receive intensive instruction in math and language arts, preparing them for success in the fall. The program also includes a wide array of enrichment activities to choose from in the afternoon, including dance, robotics and violin. The program runs from July 5-August 1, Monday through Thursday, from 9 am to 3 pm at Succeed2gether’s Montclair site. Students have been shown to have a noticeable improvement in math and language arts skills by the end of this program. For more information and for tuition rates, please contact Succeed2gether at 973-746-0553.

Montclair Girl, With Friends and Family, Helps Raise Awareness of Scleroderma

BY  |  Sunday, Jun 04, 2017 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

(l. to r.) Mirabelle Johnson, Allegra Lilienfeld, Spencer Johnson, Claudette Johnson, and Dylan Campanaro raise funds and awareness of Scleroderma at Montclair Farmers Market.

Claudette Johnson, 10, has scleroderma, a chronic connective tissue disease generally classified as one of the autoimmune rheumatic diseases. According to Claudette’s mom Christina, the disease is considered “one in a million” among kids and can take years to diagnose. However because Claudette’s disease was diagnosed early — a few weeks after the first sign last summer — she has been incredibly fortunate. Claudette and her family are taking part in the 15th Annual Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Walk (Sunday, June 11th, at Overpeck Park) to promote awareness, because there should be more kids who are diagnosed early like Claudette (you can support Claudette’s fundraising page here.)

This family-friendly event will include patients, families, friends and volunteers as they come out to enjoy an encouraging event that honors scleroderma patients and lifts the spirits of those who support them. All funds raised will help provide education and support services as well as funded research for scleroderma which has no known cause or cure. Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma includes a variety of food, raffles, and entertainment in a fantastic park atmosphere.

Sponsored: The YMCA of Montclair Has Camps That Run All Summer

BY  |  Thursday, Jun 01, 2017 2:30pm


The YMCA of Montclair has multiple camps running through August. Sports, swimming, art, dance, canoeing, basketball, archery, academic enrichment programs, field trips…it’s all at the Y. Act quickly, they’re filling up fast!

  • Early Adventures: Ages 3–Kindergarten
  • New Discoveries: Ages 4–9
  • Camp at the Lake: Ages 5–13
  • Summer Sparks: Grades 1-6
  • Explorers: Ages 8–12
  • Voyagers: Ages 12–14
  • Quest: Ages 14–15

For info about these and our other camps and to register click here or call 973-744-3400.




Montclair Angels, A New Montclair Travel Softball Club

BY  |  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

A new Montclair Travel Softball Club, The Montclair Angels, is being organized for this fall. The team, which will not be part of the Montclair Baseball & Softball Club, will include age groups, U8, U10, U12, U14. Home games will be played in Montclair and Branch Brook Park. Continue Reading

Make A Toast To Montclair Teachers and Support Montclair Schools

BY  |  Monday, May 29, 2017 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Now through June 22, the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) will hold its 21st season of the Toast to the Teachers event series. You can be part of it — choose a special teacher, principal, coach or other person from Montclair Public Schools and host a party (toast!) in their honor. You cover the (tax-deductible) costs of your party and proceeds benefit MFEE programs in Montclair Public Schools. Can’t host this year? Choose one or more Toasts to attend and honor educators while supporting Montclair Schools.

To host, visit www.mfee.org/events.html to complete registration process or by calling 973-509-4021 at least two weeks before your party. MFEE will create your online Toast Registration page!

School of Rock Montclair Summer Camps to feature Tributes to The Beatles, Punk, Soul, and More

BY  |  Saturday, May 20, 2017 3:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

School of Rock Montclair will offer eight weeks of music camps during June, July, and August. The camps will present a variety of themes, including tributes to The Beatles, punk rock, the British Invasion, Pink and Adele, and soul.

“This is the first year that we’ll be offering two separate camps for each theme – one camp for younger kids and another for teens – to better accommodate their different learning styles,” says Kevin March, General Manager at School of Rock Montclair. “The weekly goals for the two groups will be exactly the same: fun, energy, and fist-pumping loudness!” Continue Reading

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