Get Ready For Hillside’s 29th Annual Free Community-Wide Swap, Saturday, 2/25

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

You’ve got this long weekend to get ready before the 29th Free Community-Wide Swap. It’s happening at Hillside School (54 Orange Road, Montclair) next Saturday, 2/25. Drop off donations on February 24th from 4-6:30pm in the Hillside gym. Browse the free swap on Saturday the 25th from 9-11 am. Continue Reading

School Closings Due to Winter Storm, 2/9

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 7:47pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Many area have already made the call to close school tomorrow due to the impending storm. Will Montclair be the last to say Snow Day?

Public Schools

Montclair Schools: Closed
West Essex Schools: Closed
Bloomfield Schools: Closed
Glen Ridge Schools: Closed
West Orange Schools: Closed
Millburn Schools: Closed
Clifton Schools: Closed
Verona Schools: Closed
Caldwell- West Caldwell Schools: Closed
Livingston Schools: Closed
Nutley Schools: Closed
Wayne Schools: Closed
Essex Fells Schools: Closed
Clifton Schools: Closed
South Orange – Maplewood Schools: Closed
Cedar Grove Schools: Closed
North Caldwell Schools: Closed
Little Falls Schools: Closed

Private Schools:
Montclair Kimberley: Closed
Montclair Cooperative: Closed
Mount Saint Dominic Academy: Closed

Montclair State University: Closed

Montclair Families Write Letters of Unity and Support To Muslim Friends

BY  |  Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 3:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Supportive letters to be delivered to Muslim children and their families at the Islamic Centers in Jersey City and Boonton were created at a letter writing party hosted by the Montclair Cooperative School this past Friday night.

The genesis of the event began when, soon after the election in November, several Montclair families organized on the Friday after Thanksgiving to visit the Islamic Center of Jersey City (ICJC) so their children could draw chalk messages of love and unity on their sidewalks. The ICJC director welcomed the idea and invited us to observe a prayer service where he introduced us and invited everyone to get to know one another. The center’s Imam hosted a pizza party for all the families after we decorated the sidewalks together filled with peace signs, hearts, and messages of support. Organizers recall the experience as “a remarkable day.”

When the Muslim ban became a reality, Rachael Grochowski, Elana Segal and Tiffany Loncar felt it was imperative to demonstrate support again. Organizing quickly, with the help of The Montclair Cooperative School who donated the space, the event last Friday took place, allowing for families in the community to write letters of unity and support to their Muslim friends at the ICJC. The end result was more than 150 letters that will be delivered this week. Continue Reading

Montclair Community Pre-K Family Network Center Presents a Parent Cafe

BY  |  Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 1:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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The newly formed Montclair Community Council for Young Children (MCCYC) wants to engage the community in supporting Montclair’s young children and families, and help to develop parent leaders. Montclair Community Council for Young Children is a newly launched by Programs for Parents, which is the organizer of the Council.

The next parent meeting will take place at the Montclair Community Pre-K (MCPK) but the meeting is open to ALL families in the community interested in discussing what they want for young children and families in Montclair.

Fun child care will be provided during this meeting. Miss Anne and Miss LeAnne, two Music Together teachers, will be making music with the children. Please RSVP so that Programs for Parents knows how much pizza to buy, and MCPK knows how many people are needed to cover fun, music making and educational childcare.

Please RSVP to Stephanie Fitgerald at sfitzgerald@montclairprek.org or call 973-509-4500.

What: Parent Cafe
When: Tuesday, January 31, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Montclair Community Pre-K, Classroom 1
49 Orange Road, Montclair

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Boone Studio Montclair Offers Fitness, Yoga & Conditioning

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 3:07pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

boone yogaAre you looking to engage your child through fitness and yoga?

Boone Studio is currently offering kid’s yoga classes with a mix of structured and unstructured play, as a revamp of their babysitting program. Continue Reading

Pow! Zoom! Zap! An Evening With…Superheroes!

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

super heroesCalling all DC & Marvel Comic fans, hone in the power as you go through an intensive but fun superhero training night! Wear your favorite superhero costume or t-shirt and come ready to experience a night that will live on forever. This superhero event will consist of: Superhero Boot Camp, make your own masks and shields, super slime science attack, cooking with the Incredibles and more! Pizza dinner will be provided.

Date: Friday January 27th
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

(this is a child only, drop off event) Continue Reading

Free Webop Jazz Concert For Little Kids at Montclair Library, 1/21

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Looking for something to do with your little ones this Saturday? Jazz House Kids is holding a free WEBOP class/concert at the Montclair Public Library, 11am to noon for kids up to age 5 with their grownups. It’s live jazz, hands on, fun experience for kids and adults. Interested? RSVP at 973-744-2273

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Montclair Justice Coalition To Hold First Youth Forum, 1/27

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Montclair Justice Coalition will hold its first Real Talk Youth Forum on Friday, January 27th at 6pm, at the Wally Choice Community Center in Glenfield Park. It will be a workshop with Edwin Ortiz and Rashida Smith — the ex-offenders who spoke at the Real Talk forum in December — two MPD officers, and local youth. Edwin will work with boys, Rashida will work with girls. The tone will be conversational. To provide a comfortable setting for the kids to talk openly on whatever issues arise, no stigma, the session is not open to adults beyond facilitators and staff. Continue Reading

Enter to Win Minecraft Giveaway!

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

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Giveaway: Minecraft 90-minute Fun

WHAT: Win a 90-minute Minecraft play for 1 child + 1 lucky friend at L3 Academy

WHEN: 3-4:30 PM on Saturday, January 21

Entries accepted below until 8PM on January 17, 2017.
https://l3-academy.com/rafflecopter-giveaway-minecraft-90minute-fun-1

Montclair Lacrosse Presents 4th Annual Lax Ball!

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 9:45am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Support Montclair Lacrosse at the 4th Annual Lax Ball, Friday, January 27, 7-11 p.m., at the Montclair Women’s Club (82 Union, Montclair). All proceeds go to benefit girls and boys lacrosse at Montclair High School. To purchase tickets, visit montclairgirlslacrosse.com.

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