NiCori Teen Ensemble Performs James and The Giant Peach

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


NiCori Studios and Productions presents the NiCori Teen Performance Ensemble in Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach.” The production is directed by Corinna Sowers Adler, musically directed by Deborah Martin and features choreography by Lisa Grimes.

The production tells the story of a boy named James who, when sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach… and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach – among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities – but, after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building. A delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure! 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

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Chica Power, A Free Jazz Program For Girls, Returns To Jazz House Kids

BY  |  Monday, Jan 23, 2017 10:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Back for the 3rd year, CHICA POWER returns to the Jazz House! This free five-week all-girls jazz residency and workshop, which first debuted in 2015, offers girls in grades 6-12, the opportunity to learn about this great American art form and the rich contributions of women in jazz.

Chica Power features female teaching artists, beginner and intermediate classes and fun bonding with a pajama party. Continue Reading

Weekend Family Highlights: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Hamilton History and More!

BY  |  Friday, Jan 20, 2017 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The weekend is here! Hooray! There’s plenty going on around town and beyond. Here’s a sampling!

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Frosty Friday in Bloomfield! Bring the kids to the Bloomfield High School cafeteria for pictures with Frozen characters, bingo, carnival games, face painting, arts & crafts and refreshments. Tickets are $10.00/child and $4.00/adult and can be purchased at the door.

Maple Sugaring Demonstrations continue this weekend at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center (247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township). Learn about the process of maple sugaring, identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. Demonstrations are one hour in length and begin at 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM on Saturday only. Cost is $3 per person age 3 and up. No registration is required but seating is first come, first served.


Also on Saturday, Just Kidding at Symphony Space (2537 Broadway, NYC) will host a day of puppetry with the German puppet show “Punschi” (Sandglass Theater). Performances will be held at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM, with an approximate run time of 60 minutes for each. Enjoy two tales in each session including Kasper and the Surprise performed by Jana Zeller and Fritzi’s Flea Circus performed by Shoshanna Bass. Both stories are fun and playful and will engage audience members of all ages. Tickets are $17 ($14 for members).

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South Orange Performing Arts Center (One SOPAC Way, South Orange) will present The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, a dance performance based on C.S. Lewis’ classic novel, on Saturday at 2:00 PM. Set in Narnia, and featuring the beloved characters from the book, this performance is for children ages 5 and up an is approximately 55 minutes long. Tickets are $20 for children and $25 for adults.

On Saturday, Montclair Art Museum (3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair) will host their monthly Family Art Adventure from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. Explore and discuss artwork and participate in a hands-on project in the studio. This activity is for children ages 6-12 and their adult companions. Reservations are not required. Cost is $18 per family for non-members and $6 per family for members.

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Also on Saturday, DiMenna Children’s History Museum at New -York Historical Society (170 Central Park West @ 77th Street, NYC) will host a Hamilton-Themed Family Benefit Party from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Parents and children ages 4-14 are invited to meet Alexander Hamilton and learn about his life with fun, interactive activities throughout the Museum. Tickets are $75 per child and $150 per adult. This event will raise funds to help the New-Work Historical Society and the DiMenna Children’s History Museum continue to provide exceptional experiences and unique programming.

On Sunday (and most Sundays through March 12), enjoy an afternoon of guided snowshoeing on the trails of Pyramid Mountain NHA (473 Boonton Avenue, Montville Twp). Use your own showshoes or rent a pair. No experience is necessary. This event is free and for children ages 10 and up with their adult companions. Preregistration is required.

The Elisabeth Morrow School of Englewood will host a free family event on Sunday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Weehawkin Port Imperial Terminal NY Waterway (4800 Avenue at Port Imperial, Weehawkin). Children of all ages can receive musical instruction on an instrument of their choice, and try out various instruments at the Musical Petting Zoo. They can also enjoy face painting, a balloon maker, and free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

Also on Sunday, stop by Montclair Art Museum for Drop-In Studio between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. The new Helen & Bill Geyer Art Studio will be stocked with a range of art materials to explore with a seasoned MAM studio instructor. This is free for members and included in Museum admission for non-members.

For more upcoming events, check out the family friendly events, showcased in green, on Baristanet Calendar.

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


School of Rock Montclair to Trade Free T-Shirts for Food Donations

BY  |  Monday, Jan 16, 2017 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

School of Rock Montclair will be accepting donations of full grocery bags of non-perishable items at their 125 Valley Road location from Friday, 1/20 through Monday, 1/30. In exchange for the donations and a program from one of the School’s free January concerts, the School will present the donor with a SoR Montclair t-shirt.

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Weekend Family Highlights: MLK Events, Pinkalicious, Oliver, Jr. and More!

BY  |  Friday, Jan 13, 2017 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Happy weekend! There’s plenty to do around town and beyond. We’ve rounded up some fun and family-friendly things to do in the area. Check ‘em out!


After a sold out run in December, Summit Playhouse (10 New England Avenue, Summit) will present three additional performances of Oliver Jr. on Friday evening at 7:30 PM, Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM, and Sunday evening at 7:30 PM. Recommended for children ages 5 and up, this classic musical is based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. Running time is approximately 70 minutes. Tickets are $20 per person plus $1.69 service fee.

Maple Sugaring Demonstrations begin this weekend at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center (247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township). Learn about the process of maple sugaring, identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. Demonstrations are one hour in length and begin at 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Cost is $3 per person age 3 and up. No registration is required but seating is first come, first served.


On Saturday, NJPAC will present a free program to celebrate the life and work of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Enjoy an afternoon of dance, music, visual arts, and spoken word activities. All ages are welcome. Programs begin at 11:00 AM. Continue Reading

“Meow Is The Time For Yoga,” A Free Yoga Event for Kids

BY  |  Monday, Jan 09, 2017 3:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


Meet Karuna Lynne Elson (“Yoga Girl”) and her Puppet Guru (“Swami Cat”) at JaiPure Yoga in for the CD release party of the debut album “Meow is the Time for Yoga,” Monday, January 16.

Parents, kids of all ages and Yogis will sing, laugh, breathe and move to the upbeat groove of yoga songs form the album such as Swami Cat’s Theme, I Have A Dog, The Candle Who Lost Her Light, and I Am The Wind (Sivasana Song).

All are invited to join Swami Cat and his friends for a Yoga Party with games, Hatha Yoga, sing-a-longs, raffles and giveaways! Continue Reading

Weekend Family Highlights: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Family FUNDay, Circus and More

BY  |  Friday, Jan 06, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

It’s the first full weekend of 2017! We’ve rounded up plenty of fun and family-friendly things to enjoy. Check ‘em out!

The Glen Ridge Public Library (240 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge) will host a craft time on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Children up through Grade 4 are invited to drop in to make an icicle craft.


On Saturday at 8:00 PM, NJPAC will present the Raiders of the Lost Ark, the 1981 Indiana Jones film starring Harrison Ford with John Williams’ epic score performed live by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Kids will love this unique opportunity to see a classic film on the big screen and enjoy a symphony performance at the same time. Tickets are $24-$94. Continue Reading

January Programs For Kids, Families and Teens at Montclair Public Library

Monday, Jan 02, 2017 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Plenty to do this month at the Montclair Public Library:

January Programs For Kids, Families and Teens at Montclair Public Library

Mother Goose is a great way to promote literacy among our preschool-aged patrons. Picture books, songs, art experiences, and puppets are used to build upon children’s natural enthusiasm for books and reading. Children of all abilities welcome.
*No registration required; space limited.
3rd floor
Ages 3 to 6
Mondays, January 23, 30, February 6 & 13 at 1:30pm
*Preference given to Montclair Library Cardholders; please bring card.

Babies in the Library
Babies meet babies! Parents and caregivers sing nursery rhymes together with their little ones. Songs, language activities, and board books will be introduced during each session. Make baby’s first library experience a special one! Children of all abilities welcome.
*No registration required; space limited.
3rd floor
Newborns-23 mos.
Tuesdays, January 24, 31, February 7, 14 & 21 at 10:30am & 11:30am
*Preference given to Montclair Library Cardholders; please bring card. Continue Reading

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