Fun, Bargains and More at Montclair Center’s Sidewalk Sale

BY  |  Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 9:06am

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Montclair Center kicked off summer with its annual Sidewalk Sale, a fun-filled day loaded with bargains. At Hip Chic on Bloomfield Ave. clothing was 20 percent off and glitter tattoos were free. There was free wine tasting at Montclair Wine Cellar. And on South Fullerton Ave, watercolor artist Diane Israel created instant miniatures at Essex Fine Arts Gallery and live mannequins vogued outside Mirela Nurce. Church Street was a kid’s delight with face painting, a bounce house, clowns, balloons and live entertainment on the Montclair Center Stage. Continue Reading

Tierney’s Tavern Music Festival Turns Two

BY  |  Sunday, May 31, 2015 6:16pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

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Tierney’s Tavern of Montclair celebrated 81 years of business yesterday with their 2nd Annual Music Festival and a Family Fun Day. There was a dunk tank, games of skill, craft vendors, a beer truck and lots of food booths from local restaurants.

The biggest draw was the music. Three stages served up the sounds of Rock, Jazz, Reggae, Pop, Blue Grass, Punk and more. Photographed on the outside Hill Stage is Brave New Girl, a staple of the NYC music scene since the 1990s. Continue Reading

Glen Ridge Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony 2015

BY  |  Tuesday, May 26, 2015 9:00am

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The Glen Ridge Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony dates back to 1922 when the town’s World War One Monument was dedicated to honor community members who died in service to our country. Since then, additional memorials have been added, inscribed with the names of those Glen Ridge service members who died during WW2, The Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War.

Participants in yesterday’s parade included Borough Officials, The GR Police Department and the Volunteer Ambulance Squad. Numerous community groups and local organizations followed the beat of the Glen Ridge High School Marching Band as they paraded along Ridgewood Avenue.

The ceremony began with the lowering of the flag to half mast and ended with a bugle sounding “Taps.”
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Bloomfield’s Forest Glen School Learns About Food and Farming at Brookdale ShopRite

BY  |  Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:00pm

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Preschoolers at Bloomfield’s Forest Glen School have a gardening project, they are growing vegetables in the classroom. Pots of herbs, vines of tomatoes and tubs of carrots are changing from seeds to plants to edible produce.

This week at Brookdale ShopRite, these little farmers are learning the next step: How fruit and vegetables are sold. ShopRite Dietitian, Jessica Serdikoff, invited the youngsters to participate in a scavenger hunt to find produce sold fresh, such as broccoli, processed food like tomato sauce and frozen vegetables. Afterwards they participated in a healthy eating activity and snack related to what they had picked up.

The children enjoyed a hands on experience of learning how food moves from farm to store to table.

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Montclair Center Celebrates with A Little Night Art XV

BY  |  Saturday, May 16, 2015 10:22am

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A Little Night Art XV drew a large crowd to Montclair Center on Friday evening. The self guided art walk featured artists and artisans displaying their works in and outside galleries, retail stores and restaurants. Continue Reading

Fun at Glen Ridge Eco-Fair & Arts Festival

BY  |  Sunday, May 10, 2015 11:50am

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Glen Ridge’s annual Eco-Fair on Saturday was the largest in the event’s six-year history. There were more vendors and more informational booths than ever before. Green services organizations provided expert information on recycling, composting, growing vegetables and raising hens for fresh organic eggs. Environmental information was also available from such groups as The Shade Tree Commission, A Lot To Grow Community Garden and the Essex County Environmental Center. Continue Reading

Scenes From The Walnut Street Fair

BY  |  Sunday, May 03, 2015 8:12pm

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Tables and tents lined the sidewalks of Walnut Street on Saturday for the annual Walnut Street Festival. There was plenty of food available as area restaurants and food trucks offered free samples or plates for purchase. The merchandise for sale included pottery, crafts, clothing and jewelry. Live music and kids activities completed the event. Continue Reading

Bloomfield’s Finest Restaurants Showcased Their Food at A Taste Of Bloomfield

BY  |  Monday, Apr 27, 2015 10:30am

Many of Bloomfield’s finest restaurants showcased their menus at A Taste Of Bloomfield, held Sunday at the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center.

Chefs set up tables inside the historic mansion and under a tent in the Rose Garden. The variety of tasting items included international favorites, American cuisine and delicious desserts. El Matador Mexican Deli, Spice Thai Cuisine, Zi Zia Pizzeria and Senorita’s Mexican Grill brought the flavors of their home countries to the event. Anthony’s Cheesecake served their famous “Slice of Heaven” and also brought Pulled Pork Sliders & Potato Salad from Anthony’s Cafe. Brookdale ShopRite was there with ten items from their catering menu and Shrimp Tempura, Spicy Tuna Roll & Rainbow Roll from the Shoprite Sushi Bar.
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Easter Starts Early With Hunt for Eggs at Freeman Gardens, Glen Ridge

BY  |  Sunday, Apr 05, 2015 9:28am

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Yesterday, children enjoyed the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Freeman Gardens, Glen Ridge (a public space located at the corner of Maolis Avenue and Hawthorn Avenue). Children tip toed through the budding tulips and peeked among the rose bushes in search of hidden eggs containing toys and treats. After filling their baskets, the kids gathered around the snack table for home made cookies and cups of hot chocolate and fresh juice.

Baristanet wishes you and yours a very Happy Easter! Continue Reading

Brookdale ShopRite Welcomes Watsessing School Students Participating in Young Consumers Program

BY  |  Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 6:25pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

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Today Brookdale Shoprite welcomed the 4th grade class from the Watsessing School in Bloomfield as they participated in the final stage of the Young Consumers Program. Throughout the school year, students attended classes on health and nutrition. Combining this knowledge with their math skills, the students were challenged to shop for 4 days worth of healthy food for a family of 4 on a $100 budget. Continue Reading

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