Writing Workshop For Kids from Authors of Shivers at Watchung Booksellers

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 9:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Writers and improv comedians Annabeth Condor-Stone and Connor White are coming to Montclair all the way from L.A. to lead an exceptionally funny writing workshop for kids entering 1st -5th grade.

Annabeth & Connor combine a raucous performance of their book, Shivers! The Pirate Who’s Afraid of Everything and Shivers! The Pirate Who’s Back in Bunny Slippers, with improv, a creative writing lesson, and a healthy dose of screaming. (They are seriously funny.) Kids see their ideas come to life right before their eyes. This guaranteed good time is not to be missed. RSVP to [email protected]

Writing Workshop for Kids, 1st-5th Grade with the Authors of Shivers
Tuesday, August 22nd, 4pm,
Watchung Booksellers

Weekend Family Fun: Dinner and Movie Night Under The Stars, Montclair Jazz Festival and Much More!

BY  |  Friday, Aug 11, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Hope you had a great week and that you’re ready for plenty of family-friendly fun! We’ve gathered up some things to do around town and beyond, so have a look!

Bloomfield Center will host a Dinner and Movie Night Under the Stars on Washington Street (Bloomfield). Enjoy Dining and a Quiet Party from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Dine at one of the local restaurants or order “take out” from your favorite Bloomfield eatery. Kids can view “Secret Life of Pets” on the Bloomfield Recreation Department’s 25-foot movie screen (bring chairs!) beginning at 8:15 PM. A Pop Up Art Gallery will also be open from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Free parking will be available after 6:00 PM in the Farrand Street lot.

This weekend, Summit Playhouse (10 New England Avenue, Summit) will present Cinderella. This beloved classic tale has been adapted for young performers and features the music and lyrics of Rodgers and Hamerstein. Tickets are $20 and available online. Performances will be held on Friday at 7:30 PM, Saturday at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM, and Sunday at 2:00 PM.

The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum (6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown) will present The Wizard of Oz this weekend. Performances will be held on Friday at 8:00 PM and Saturday at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM. This stage adaptation of the classic movie features all your favorite characters and songs. This production is suitable for the entire family. Tickets are $25 for the general public, $20 for seniors, Museum or Theatre Guild Members, and students 18 and under with a valid college ID.

Barnes & Noble at Clifton Commons (395 Route 3 East, Clifton) will host Goodnight Lab: A Scientific Parody Storytime on Saturday at 11:00 AM. While poking fun at the clutter and chaos of lab life, this sweet parody of the beloved Goodnight Moon gives scientists of all ages everything they need to say goodnight and rest before returning to the research world in the morning. Activities to follow.

The Montclair Jazz Festival will take place on Saturday from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Nishuane Park (Montclair). This free event will take place rain or shine and will feature a day of jazz music and fun. Bring chairs and enjoy the music. Pack a picnic or visit one of the many vendors. There will be a special Family Jazz Discovery Zone featuring partners Montclair Public Library and Montclair Art Museum. Kids can hang out, improvise, and learn about the music they’re hearing. For more information, including a full line up of performers, visit the website. Continue Reading

Summer Reading Club Finale: Kids’ Concert with “Polka Dot!” Ron Albanese

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Mark your calendar! It’s a fun finale to the Summer Reading Club at Montclair Public library when family entertainer Ron Albanese performs his “Super Silly Sing-A-Long” music and comedy show – interactive live songs, with skits and bits in between! Summer Reading Club readers can dance and laugh along. Polka Dot Ron has been entertaining New Jersey families with his unique, high-energy, shows since 1999.

No registration required
All ages welcome
Friday, August 18 at 2pm

Weekend Family Fun: Disney, Jaws, Engineer Day, Storytime, and a State Fair

BY  |  Friday, Aug 04, 2017 9:04am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Who’s excited for the weekend! There are plenty of fun and family friendly things to do around town, and we’ve gathered up a sampling right here. Have a look!

This weekend, Summit Playhouse (10 New England Avenue, Summit) will present Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust: A Collection of Disney Songs. Featuring teenage and young adult performers, this family-friendly revue-style musical includes some of your favorite songs. Tickets are $20 and available online. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM, and Sunday at 2:00 PM.

On Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 AM, Clairidge Bow-Tie Cinema (486 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair) will be showing the 1975 classic, Jaws. The summer shark saga, directed by Steven Spielberg, takes place on fictional Amity Island, where the residents are terrorized by a Great White shark on the Fourth of July holiday. This is a great opportunity to show older kids a thriller on the big screen. The movie is rated PG. Continue Reading

NiCori Studios & Productions Presents “Into The Woods”

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 03, 2017 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

NiCori Studios & Productions presents the Teen Performance Ensemble in Stephen Sondheim’s “Into The Woods” on Friday, August 4 at 8pm, Saturday, August 5 at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday, August 6 at 2pm at the Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College.

With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, “Into The Woods” intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

NiCori Teen Performance Ensemble Cast of “Into The Woods”

The performance is the culmination of a five week intensive musical theater camp for pre-professional teenagers ages 12-19. The NiCori Teen Ensemble members include: Elizabeth Nucci, Shannon Bretz, Gabbi Nucci, Iliyana Serrano, Katherine Stelma, Jessica Arriaga, Megan Moynahan, Grace Carlin, Katherine Heyman, Mia Campisi, Connor Carlin, and Mia Grossman from Bloomfield; Alex DiFilippo, Kevin W. Bergen, Jesse Dorfman, and Travis DiPrima from Hawthorn; Caroline Leonard and Emma Dean from Maplewood; Mariada Gonzales from Patterson; Kiana Carbone from North Arlington; Nayale Quimis and Yuleeza Rodriguez from Newark; Luke Surretsky and Olivia Gryzwinski from Nutley; and Rey Lamb of Montclair. Continue Reading

YMCA of Montclair Dolphins Swim Team Tryouts

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 01, 2017 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Mark your calendar! Tryouts for the YMCA of Montclair Dolphins Swim Team are September 5-7. The Dolphins offer a year-round opportunity for swimmers ages 6 through high school to participate in both YMCA and USA swimming competitions. Swimmers are strongly encouraged to attend all 3 days of tryouts. Swim team is a great opportunity for kids to learn how to set goals and work to achieve them.

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

BY  |  Monday, Jul 31, 2017 12:31pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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

BY  |  Friday, Jul 28, 2017 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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

Giveaway: Jack Horner’s Dino Dig is Back at Liberty Science Center!

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Staff members answer questions about the fossils.

Just in time to break up the second half of summer, the Liberty Science Center is once again hosting Jack Horner’s Dino Dig through September 4th, 2017. The Dino Dig includes more than 50 life-sized fossils buried in 35 tons of sand. Participants are given brushes to uncover their discoveries, and attentive and knowledgable staff members are at each station to answer questions and offer information about each uncovered fossil. Continue Reading

Weekend Family Fun: Finding Dory, 101 Dalmations KIDS, All About The Train Day and More!

BY  |  Friday, Jul 21, 2017 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Who’s ready for the weekend? We are, and we hope you are, too! We’ve rounded up plenty of fun and family-friendly things to do. Enjoy!

Kick off the weekend with an Outdoor Family Movie at the Montclair Public Library (50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair) on Friday evening. Enjoy a showing of Finding Dory under the stars. This animated tale about a little blue fish with short-term memory loss and all her aquatic friends is full of adventure, laughs, and heartwarming scenes. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. No registration required. All ages welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-movie entertainment by Parents Who Rock’s The No Rehearsals begins at 8:00 PM. The movie begins at 8:30 PM.

Opening Friday and running through July 29th, Summit Playhouse (10 New England Avenue, Summit) will feature 101 Dalmations 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. Continue Reading

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