Head to Manhattan to catch Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty. Emmy Award-winning actress and longtime Montclair resident Elaine Bromka stars in her own one-woman show, which opened in May as an off-Broadway show and runs through June 29.
Tomorrow (Wednesday, June 18), Bromka is joined by Kati Marton, journalist and author of Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages that Shapes Our Recent History, who will speak following the performance. Continue Reading
Looking for a weekend activity for the family? Head to the Sidewalk Stroll this Saturday, June 22nd from 10 am- 5 pm. The fun includes sidewalk sales, musical performances, and an impromptu fashion show. The headlining event is the Antique and Classic Car Show, at Church & South Park Street, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Interested in showing off your antique car? Register here. And there’s more:
Get ready to sweat for a good cause, because this year’s Fitzgerald’s 1928 Lager Run, a 5K race in Glen Ridge, is happening next Sunday, June 23. Proceeds benefit the Glen Ridge Community Fund, a group that helps accredited charitable, health and social welfare agencies cooperate to serve the community.
Cash prize awards in several age groups, and top 100 female and male runners will receive a commemorative “Fitzgerald’s 1928 Lager Run” pint glass.
Post race party hosted by Fitzgerald’s 1928, featuring Brooklyn Brewery Lager, water, soda, and pretzels.
Jason Martin, the co-founder of the Starseed Center for Yoga and Healing, has written a new book that closely aligns to his own life story. In his novel Voluptua, released last week, a young university professor travels to Peru to study with a shaman. Martin, a former professor of medieval studies and comparative literature, has been involved in Amazonian shamanism for more than 20 years. With his late wife, Jyoti Chrystal, he ran Starseed Yoga for more than 20 years until he sold it after Chrystal’s death in 2009.
The event will feature over 170 juried professional artists, photographers and craft artisans from throughout the country displaying and selling their hand-crafted work. Visit the park on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm to see their work. While you’re there, stop at the Brookdale Park Conservancy booth and learn how the BPC is working to make the park better. You can take out a membership to support the BPC or volunteer for a cleanup or planting event.
Birds may not be getting a lot of attention these days—what with all the recent talk of cicadas and bears and fluffy cows. So it’s good the Van Vleck House and Gardens is holding a guided birding hike tomorrow to remind us why these creatures are so fascinating (You think living underground for 17 years is so great? What about building a home out of twigs?). Continue Reading
Today is going to be a washout, so you might want to spend the night in. But the skies will clear tomorrow (hopefully!) and the weekend should be beautiful.
This Friday night, toast to the start of summer with great wine, great food, and great friends at the MAM Wine Bar. The evening will feature a selection of artisanal wine from Amanti Vino and Kobrand Fine Wine and Spirits, light hors d’oeuvres provided by Pizza Vita as well as additional food for purchase, chair massages and a raffle from Elements Therapeutic Massage, and a performance by Little Kids Rock. It will also be your last chance to see MAM’s current special exhibitions, The New Spirit: American Art in the Armory Show, 1913,Oscar Bluemner’s America: Picturing Paterson, NJ, and The Bloomfield Avenue Hotline.
MAM Wine Bar Friday, June 14 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. Continue Reading
“Now that was when people KNEW how to be in love. They knew it! Time, distance… nothing could separate them because they knew. It was right. It was real. It was…
A movie! That’s your problem! You don’t want to be in love. You want to be in love in a movie.”
That’s the beauty of a good love story, it’s magically romantic and perfect. And Sleepless in Seattle delivers, which you can see for yourself, along with your sweetie, on Friday, June 21 at 9 pm at Van Vleck House & Gardens at Montclair Film Festival’s outdoor screening.
Inspired by the 1957 film An Affair to Remember with the climactic meeting at the top of the Empire State Building, the romantic comedy will get you feeling all warm and fuzzy. Yes even you tough guys.
This summer, catch some very hot acts in Jazz, Pop, Rock and Roll, Reggae, Latin, Caribbean, and more during the 2013 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series. From Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.:
The free Concert Series brings a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the historic Essex County Park System and provides residents with an evening leisure activity to enjoy the parks. This year’s series features two concert and fireworks spectaculars, Friday night concerts in Brookdale Park and six cultural festivals.
“Our Free Concert Series offers a diverse line-up of performers who will take center stage in venues throughout our historic Essex County Park System. Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze and dance to the sounds of classical, rock and roll, jazz, big band, Latin and more. We have an amazing line-up that is sure to entertain and impress,” DiVincenzo said. Continue Reading