Montclair 2017 Memorial Day Tribute

BY  |  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Township annual Memorial Day tribute will take place Monday, May 29, at 10:00 a.m., in Edgemont Memorial Park. Deputy Mayor William L. Hurlock will preside as Master of Ceremonies.

This year’s guest speaker will be Jocelyn Gilman, Executive Director, American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey. Rabbi David Greenstein, Congregation Shomrei Emunah, will deliver the invocation and benediction; Rev. John Rogers, Associate Pastor, First Congregational Church, will bless the wreaths.

The program includes advance and retiring of colors by the Montclair Police and Fire Honor Guards; Montclair Boy Scout Troop #12 will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and local musician Frances Duffy will sing the national anthem. The Montclair Community Band will perform patriotic music and Carl B. Witzig, trumpeter with the band, will play the sounding of taps. Continue Reading

“Pours for Paws” Wine Tasting to Benefit Bloomfield Animal Shelter

BY  |  Monday, May 22, 2017 3:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Supporters of the Bloomfield Animal Shelter in partnership with Montclair’s Amanti Vino are holding “Pours for Paws,” a wine-tasting event, on Tuesday, June 13, at 7:30 at the Knights of Columbus in Nutley.

The cost per person is $40 and includes a five label wine tasting, featuring two whites, two reds and one rose. Light snacks are included.

Amanti will guide the class through the tasting, providing background information about the wines and discussing tasting notes as the audience tries each wine. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the wine tasting will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Continue Reading

Luke and Tom’s Red Nose Day Bake Sale, Actually To Take Place Thursday, MAY 25

BY  |  Monday, May 22, 2017 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair resident Luke Parker Bowles and Montclair Film Executive Director Tom Hall will host a bake sale on Thursday, May 25th from 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM, outside of LOCAL COFFEE at 107 Watchung Plaza, Montclair to support Red Nose Day USA, a global non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating the conditions of poverty that impact the lives of children.

Baked goods will be provided by THE LITTLE DAISY BAKE SHOP, THE PIE STORE and LOCAL COFFEE, and Luke and Tom will be selling these stores’ baked items – all of which will be specially designed in a Red Nose Day theme/look. Red noses will also be sold and all proceeds from the bake sale will be re-donated to the pair’s Facebook campaign for Red Nose Day USA, which will make it eligible for a match from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, doubling the bake sale’s financial support of Red Nose Day USA. Continue Reading

R.I.P. Alexander Booth Patrick

BY  |  Monday, May 22, 2017 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Alexander Booth Patrick, 57, of Cape Coral, FL, passed away at his home on May 13, 2017.

Born on March 11, 1960, Mr. Patrick was raised in Upper Montclair, NJ and attended The Mount Hebron School (now The Buzz Aldrin School) in Upper Montclair, Montclair High School, Millbrook Preparatory School, Millbrook, NY and Mitchell College, New London, CT, where he studied Engineering.

Mr. Patrick, fondly known to his family and many friends as “Sandy”, was a member of The Montclair Hockey Club, Bradford Bath & Tennis Club, The Montclair Riding Academy and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. He enjoyed ice hockey, horseback riding, skiing, waterskiing, sailing, fishing, parasailing, piano and guitar. He was an extremely gifted pen and ink sketch artist and a fine craftsman and carpenter. Continue Reading

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

Catch Thelma & Louise and More at Montclair Film’s Cinema505

BY  |  Friday, May 19, 2017 11:56am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Film today announced the complete June 2017 film lineup for Cinema505, the organization’s new screening space located in the Investors Bank Film & Media Cen-ter at 505 Bloomfield in Montclair, NJ. June will feature two new ongoing series, Coming of Age in Sub-urbia, a retrospective of films about youth in American suburbs, and Filmmakers Local 505, a new initi-ative that partners with local filmmakers to showcase films by Montclair and other New Jersey artists. Finally, the lineup includes a special screening of the classic THELMA & LOUISE, co-presented by Watchung Booksellers, in conjunction with the launch of Off the Cliff: How the Making of Thelma & Louise Drove Hollywood to the Edge with author Becky Aikman in attendance for a post screening Q&A. Continue Reading

Five Reasons to Attend The MFEE Amazing FundRACER After-Party, 5/21

BY  |  Friday, May 19, 2017 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) will throw a festive After-Party following the 2nd annual Amazing FUNDRACER on Sunday, May 21 from 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The community is invited to head to the finish line to watch the heated sprint to glory and then come party with MFEE as we celebrate all the racers. Families will enjoy food, fun, and festivity!

Here are five reasons to attend The MFEE Amazing FundRACER After-Party:

1) Watch the Climactic Finish and Party with the Racers!
2) Celebrate all the amazing racers and watch highlights of all the Race Challenges they just endured.
3) Enjoy delicious BBQ grilled up by local grillmasters in a competition.
4) Wash it down with Ironbound Cider, beer, and other refreshments.
5) Get your groove on to the tunes of DJ Prince Hakim – celebrity DJ and son of music legend Kool, of Kool & The Gang!

The MFEE Amazing FundRACER After-Party

Sunday, May 21 from 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
56 Elmwood Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Tickets are: $25 for adults, $10 for students and children. Purchase online here!

Sisters on The Runway Fashion Show 2017, Friday, May 19

BY  |  Thursday, May 18, 2017 3:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Come out and support Sisters on the Runway, this Friday, May 19, at their biggest fundraiser of the year – the Spring Fashion Show at the Montclair Women’s Club (82 Union St., Montclair)! Due to the generosity of local Montclair businesses, SOR club members are able to walk the runway in confidence while promoting our community.

Tickets here.

Celebrating 90 Years of May Bloom: Presby Memorial Iris Gardens!

BY  |  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

This year, Presby memorial Iris Gardens celebrates 90 years of bloom with many special events. The gardens were established in 1927 to honor Frank H. Presby, beloved Montclair resident. Mr. Presby was passionately involved in improving Montclair’s parks and recreation areas and was an early trustee of the Montclair Art Museum. An avid horticulturalist and founding member of the American Iris Society, Mr. Presby loved irises and so it was an iris garden chosen to memorialize his life.

The gardens contain nearly 14,000 irises, approximately 1,500 varieties, which produce over 100,000 blooms each May. It is the only public garden where the comprehensive planting of bearded iris evolution may be viewed. The continuum of iris, dating from the 1500s to today, delights the modernist as well as historic iris enthusiasts.


Family Garden Party
Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Essex County Family Garden Party is a free community event sponsored by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs with entertainment, crafts, face painting, booths from local organizations such as the Essex County Environmental Center and Master Gardeners, and various food trucks. A student art exhibit will also be featured. Rain date: Sunday, May 21.

Live Jazz Music
Weekends during Bloom Season (now through June 2) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

TaikoZoku Japanese Drumming Show
Sunday, May 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Hear the thrilling sounds of this Japanese style drum troupe from Glenn Weber’s New Jersey School of Percussion in West Orange.

Outdoor Movie Screening Disney’s Moana
Saturday, June 3 at 9 p.m.
Hosted by the Montclair Film Festival and Essex County Parks System.

The Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens is located at 474 Upper Mountain Avenue in Upper Montclair. During bloom season, admission is a suggested $8 donation to help fund garden costs. The Gardens are open daily from dawn until dusk.

Click for more information about the Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens and the 2017 Bloom Season.

Don’t Miss UPTOWN GIRLS: A Ladies Night Out in Upper Montclair

BY  |  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Upper Montclair Business Association (UMBA) is pleased to announce its third annual Uptown Girls Ladies Night Event, in Upper Montclair Village. 60+ businesses participate in this event that draws hundreds of women to the district to shop and socialize.

“UMBA sponsors the annual event to bring together the best of what Upper Montclair has to offer. Ladies’ Night is a time for our community to mix and mingle with our local businesses, visit shops and restaurants they may not have experienced before, and have fun with raffles, cocktails and discounts. It is very festive event that we all look forward to,” states UMBA President Jodie Dawson. Continue Reading

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Stopped by on opening day to take out a dozen empanadas. Very welcoming space, especially with the storefront glass open on a warm spring day and sidewalk tables available; and, the staff were warm and engaged. The empanadas are soft and pastry-like, rather than the harder crisper type. They got a thumbs up from the Morales family, who loves them a good empanada!

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