Actually, it’s “Girls Night,” Girls Night Out in Maplewood Village tonight, Thursday, June 7. It will be a fun evening of shopping, friends and fun. Enjoy drinks, delicious food and find that special gift for the graduate in your life, your hard to please hubby or your best pal. Over 20 participating merchants will be offering everything from chair massages, special tastings, raffles, trunk shows, signature cocktails, dinner & drink specials, and more. Music will be featured in a variety of locations throughout the Village during Girls Night Out. The Tenth Muse Gallery will be hosting the jazz sounds of Triple Groove and Highland Place/Crane’s Deli will be featuring performances by Nat Groman and Tori Erstwhile & the Monties – starting at 8pm.
Girls Night Out
Thursday, June 7 beginning at 6 pm
Maplewood Village, Maplewood, NJ
Free. Register on the corner of Baker Street & Maplewood Avenue and receive a complimentary swag bag. Supplies are limited to 250 guests. The first 125 bags will be given away starting at 6pm; while supplies last. Another 125 bags will be given away at 7:30pm; while supplies last.
On Friday night, you have lots of choices. One is to go to the Montclair Art Museum for the Hidden Treasures Wine Bar presented by Amanti Vino. Hidden Treasures will offer a tasting of artisanal wine made from unusual grape varieties. Take a last look at Look Now: Modern and Contemporary Art from Private Collections, MAM’s exciting exhibition closing June 17, bid on fabulous items during the silent auction, taste genuine Neopolitan-style pizza from Pizza Vita, then dance off the calories to music by Eugene Chrysler. The evening will also celebrate the best of Montclair with the presentation of Hidden Treasures Awards to exceptional members of the community.
Hidden Treasures Wine Bar
Friday, June 8 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
$75 Member, $85 Nonmember (Must be 21 to attend). Purchase online here.
For more information, contact Special Events Manager, Monica Lupiloff at 973-259-5143 or email.
Enzo and the Bakers will help you get your groove on at Hat City Kitchen on Friday night. This hard working six piece band featuring a Hammond organ, piano, two guitars, bass and drums has been called “the band you have to dance to” playing some of the best old Stax, Motown, Chess and other R&B tunes. They mix in a bit of Allman Brothers, Dylan, Southside Johnny and more. Enzo and the Bakers features Lou Bevere on lead guitar and vocals, Anthony rhythm guitar and vocals, Vincenzo Vollero on piano and vocals, Matt Gehringer on Hammond organ and vocals and Jerry Cordasco on drums.
Enzo and the Bakers
Friday, June 8 at 9 pm
Hat City Kitchen, 459 Valley Street, Orange, NJ
Or spend Friday night at the Rent Party. It’s a monthly party, founded in 2009 in conjunction with the South Orange Elks, to benefit food pantries and fight hunger in SOMA. This month features live music from Thousand Pities, Yung Fu and The Trypes, who emerged in the early 90s Hoboken scene, playing “baroquely arranged psychedelic rock music.” Acute Record’s newest release, Music for Neighbors, gathers their contributions to the “Hoboken Sound.” This party, including beer, is sure to entertain.
The Rent Party: Thousand Pities, Yung Fu and The Trypes
Friday, June 8 from 8 pm – midnight
South Orange Elk’s Lodge, 220 Prospect Street, South Orange, NJ
Minimum donation $5, but the more you give, the better you’ll feel! 21 and over.
Shopping, music and entertainment—What more could you want on a Saturday? You can get it all at the Montclair Center 10th Annual Sidewalk sale! There will be great deals, entertainment, family fun and more along Bloomfield Avenue and throughout Montclair Center (Glenridge Avenue, Church Street, South Fullerton, and the surrounding blocks.) Go hungry and enjoy the great restaurants in the area too.
Montclair Center’s 10th Annual Sidewalk Sale
Saturday, June 10 from 10 am – 6 pm
Bloomfield Avenue and throughout Montclair Center (Glenridge Avenue, Church Street, South Fullerton, and the surrounding blocks.)
Free to attend, but bring money to spend!
Picnic in the gardens on Saturday evening at Greenwood Gardens in Short Hills. This annual event will have live jazz to enjoy too. The public gardens are 28-acres of beauty, history, and design and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Bring your own picnic and Greenwood will provide refreshments and cupcakes—I woudl make sure to bring a bottle of your favorite wine. There will also be prepared picnic baskets to purchase. Reservations are required.
Greenwood Gardens Annual Jazz Picnic
Saturday, June 9 from 5 pm – 7:30 pm
Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills, NJ
Free to members/non-members: $12 for adults and $8 for children
Sunday, go hear Meg Hutchinson’s beautiful voice at @The Art Studio in Montclair. Hutchinson is a Boston based contemporary acoustic songwriter who is lyric-based and Influenced by poet Mary Oliver, songwriter Shawn Colvin, and David Gray. She has won songwriting awards in several countries and garnered recognition from the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, Billboard Song Contest and prestigious Folk Festivals like Kerrville and Falcon Ridge. Her arrangements and song structure has been called, are captivating and her voice is silky smooth, powerful and at times perfectly haunting.” Listen for yourself:
Meg Hutchinson in Concert
Sunday, June 10. Doors open at 7 pm, show at 7:30 pm
@The Art Studio, 211 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Tickets are $17.50 and can be purchased online here.
Don’t forget about Jonathan Bloom’s reading of Hell is Above Us at WORDS Bookstore and Fundraising with Ferraris at George Press Jewelers in Livingston and to find out what else is going on this weekend, be sure to check our calendar.