Get Out: Big Events Dominate the Calendar This Weekend

Loads going on this weekend -- so Get Out!

Some big events dominate the calendar this weekend, like Warhol and Wine Tasting at MAM, the al fresco Sound of Music screening, and the 22nd African American Heritage Festival. There’s also the Montclair YMCA’s popular 10k run/walk and several local carnivals. 

Check out the entire list and find crafts for kids, an exciting Edison Museum Day, a car show and loads of music events with everything from classical to straight up rock n’ roll.

As usual, Patch has rounded up a mix of activities for adults and families alike, so Get Out and enjoy! 

—Warhol and Wine at MAM

Where/When: Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair.  Friday, June 3 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Why Go: Sip wine and stroll the galleries at this wonderful museum fundraiser. There will be a selection of unique and vintage wines to sample and, of course, time to explore the impressive Warhol and Cars: American Icons exhibit.             

Pricing: $75 per ticket. Contact Jennifer Scallon at 973-259-5143 or jscallon@montclairartmuseum.org.

—Side Door

Where/When: Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave., Upper Montclair. Friday, June 3 from 2:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Why Go: Middle school kids and older have a fun place to hang after school. The Side Door program offers sports, games, movies and more.  Snacks and pizza are also for sale.

Pricing: $5 suggested donation.

Sound of Music Screening

Where/When: Presby Memorial Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Montclair. Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m. with film starting at 8:30 p.m.

Why Go: The MIFF’s http://montclairnjfilmfestival.org much-anticipated screening happens Friday night! Bring a lawn chair, picnic and enjoy a the classic Sound-of-Music.

Pricing: Free.

Pisco Music Benefit Concert

Where/When: , 153 Grove St., Montclair. Friday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Why Go: Come out and hear some fantastic classical chamber music, jazz, and folk by musicians from the Julliard School, Temple University, Rutgers University, and Montclair State University. The money raised will go toward the four-week long after school music program this July in Pisco, Peru.

Pricing: Free, donations accepted.

—Chocolate Tango

Where/When: , 94 Walnut St., Montclair. Friday, June 3, from 7:30 p.m –9:30 p.m.

Why Go: Learn to Tango while sampling a selection of fine dark chocolate from around the globe. Reservations required.

Pricing: $25/person. Buy Tickets.

—Bob DeVos Organ Trio at Trumpets

Where/When: Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant, 6 Depot Square, Montclair. Friday, June 3 with sets at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Why Go: If you want to hear solid, soulful jazz then get to Trumpets tonight for the Bob DeVos Organ Trio. Trumpets knows how to do dinner and music with great acoustics and a full menu to enjoy from the bar.

Pricing: $15 cover.

—St Catherine of Sienna Carnival

Where/When: St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 339 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. Thursday, June 2 through Sunday, June 5 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Why Go: Growing up in the area, the St. Catherine’s carnival was not-to-be-missed. Enjoy carnival staples like rides, games, food, and the new addition of indoor, air-conditioned Kids world.

Pricing: Free admission.

A Man of No Importance

Where/When: , 449 Franklin St., Bloomfield. (Main Stage) Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4 at 8 p.m., Sunday, June 5 at 2 p.m.

Why Go: 4th Wall Theater presents their rendition of A Man of No Importance—the story of an amateur theatre group in Dublin and their leader, who is determined to stage a version of Oscar Wilde’s Salome at his church, despite the objections of church authorities.

Pricing: General admission $24, seniors $20, students $15.

—MMO Rummage Sale & Carnival

Where/When: 1st Congressional Church of Montclair, 40 S Fullerton Ave., Montclair. Saturday, June 4, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Carnival begins at 10 a.m.

Why Go: In addition to the super deals on kids clothing/gear there will be a carnival with pony rides, a bouncy house, games and more! All proceeds benefit MMO’s playground improvement.

Pricing: Admission is free.

—African American Heritage Parade & Festival

Where/When: , Bloomfield Ave. & Maple Ave., Montclair. Saturday,  June 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Why Go: This is the Montclair African American Heritage Committee’s 22nd year providing a fabulous day of honor and entertainment. The agenda is as follows: 9 a.m. Parade Check-in and Line-up. 10 a.m. Parade Commences. 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Festival at Nishuane Park (Entertainment, Food and Vendors). Parade is a Rain or Shine Event BUT the Rain Date for the Festival is June 5. 

Pricing: Admission is free.

—Huge Yard Sale Fundraiser

Where/When: 60 Newark Ave., corner of Baldwin Place (entrance is the driveway on Baldwin) Bloomfield. Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain or shine.

Why Go: Donations from over 100 families provide a great selection of clothes, toys, furniture, jewlery and more. All proceeds benefit A Purrfect World Cat Sanctuary.

—Kids Learn to Ride Class

Where/When: , 100 Chestnut St., Montclair.  (Faculty Parking lot on North Fullerton Ave) Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Why Go: Bike Walk Montclair ihttp://www.bikewalkmontclair.org is back with their popular learn to ride clinic. Kids will learn using the “balance first” method. All students must wear a helmet and have a bicycle that fits, meaning that cyclist must be able to rest his or her feet flat on the ground while sitting on the bicycle seat. The class is recommended for children ages 5 and up. If you can’t make it today, there will be more classes throughout the summer, see their website for details.

Pricing: $25, refreshments provided.

—Thomas Edison Day

Where/When: 211 Main St, West Orange. (Thomas Edison National Historical Park) Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Why Go: A decidedly fun day of learning to be had at the Edison Museum with tours of the chemistry lab, loads of activities and the exhibit “From Famous to Forgotten: 125 years at Glenmont.” Go here for more information.

Pricing: Ages 16 and up $7, under 16 years old free. Cash or check only.

—Drop-in Crafts at Bloomfield Public Library

Where/When: BPL, 90 Broad St., Bloomfield. Saturday, June 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Why Go: Literally drop in anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. for some fun crafts.

Pricing: Free.

—Kids Workshop at Home Depot

Where/When: Home Depot, 60 Orange St., Bloomfield. or 955 Bloomfield Ave., Clifton. Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m

Why Go: Kids ages 5 to 12 can have their own DIY fun at a Home Depot workshop. Participants will make a valet organizer for Dad or someone special for Father’s Day. In addition to the newly constructed project kit, each child receives a kid-sized orange apron, and an achievement pin.

Pricing: Free.

—Sensory Free Film: Kung Fu Panda 2

Where/When: AMC Theaters, 67 Willowbrook Blvd., Wayne. Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m.

Why Go: Families affected by autism and other disabilities have an opportunity to enjoy films in a safe and accepting environment. Movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down, families will be able to bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks, and no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie. Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing—in other words, AMC’s “Silence is Golden®” policy will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is questioned.

Pricing: $4 – $6 depending on location. For more information go here.

—Imagination Station at the .

Where/When: Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. Saturday, June 4 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Why Go: MAM events always deliver, and Imagination Station is no exception. This very popular program focuses on a different artwork or theme each week—this week’s theme is Blue Water, Green Grass.  Families will be engaged in active looking, lively discussion, interactive activities, and scavenger hunts, and have a unique opportunity to sketch in the galleries. Space is limited.

Pricing: Member adults free, nonmember adults $12, children $6.

—Improv at Piano’s Bar and Grill

Where/When: , 36 Broad St., Bloomfield. Saturday, June 4 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Why Go: Improv group Nutty by Nature provides the anything goes comedy for the evening.

Pricing: $10.

—Annual Montclair YMCA 10 K Run/Walk & Family Fun Day

Where/When:  , 25 Park St., Montclair. Sunday, June 5.  Registration begins at 7 a.m., two-mile fun run/walk at 8:30 a.m. and the 10K at 9:30 a.m. Family Fun Day goes from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Why Go: This annual event provides a range of choices for every level of walker/runner plus a DJ, refreshments, sports massage, Moonwalk and more. Proceeds benefit the YMCA and Montclair recreation scholarships. Race will take place rain or shine

Pricing: Adults 10K $30/Fun Run $22.50/Youth 10K or 2 Mile (under 16) $17.25.  Family Fun Day is Free. Go here http://www.montclairymca.org/  for registration options  and information.

—School of Rock Tribute Shows: Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers & The Doors

Where/When: , 30 Park St., Montclair. Sunday, June 5. Green Day/Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Doors Tribute from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Why Go: Students’ from the SOR’s Performance Program will get down playing Chili Peppers and Green Day favorites like “Higher Ground” “American Idiot” and Doors classics like “L.A. Woman” and the rousing “Roadhouse Blues”  If you haven’t seen these kids play yet, you are missing out.

Pricing: $10 adults/$5 for those 17 and under (per show). For table reservations please call Patty at 973-655-8987. Table placement will be determined on a first come first serve basis the day of the show.

—Broadway Performer Karen Luschar at BPL

Where/When: , 90 Broad St., Bloomfield.  Sunday, June 5 at 2 p.m.

Why Go: Broadway performer, Karen Luschar returns to the Bloomfield Public Library with a concert entitled Let’s Get Away From it All, accompanied by Richard Danley on the piano.

Pricing: Free.

—Cats in the Garden Car Show

Where/When: Where: , 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. Sunday, June 5 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Why Go: The cats in this show are the 4-wheeled Jaguar variety. Car enthusiasts will enjoy seven decades of vintage, classical and modern Jaguars displayed around the lovely Van Vleck Gardens. Sponsored by Madison Jaguar. 

Pricing: $5 per person, all proceeds benefit the care and maintenance of the gardens.

—Two From Russia Concert

Where/When: , 160 Broad St., Bloomfield. Sunday, June 5 at 3 p.m.

Why Go: The Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra presents its final concert for the season with Symphony No.1 in G minor, OP 13 by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky and Piano Concerto No. 2 in C. minor, Op.18  by Serfei Rachmaninoff.

Pricing: Free.

Kids Day at the Montclair Historical Society

Where/When: Montclair Historical Society (Israel Crane House), 110 Orange Road, Montclair. Sunday, June 5 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Why Go: The dedicated folks at the Historical Society promise a super family day with special hands-on activities for kids that help bring the past to life. Highlights include, hearth cooking, "tin" punching, quill pens and sealing wax, tours, and more! Quilts from their collection will also be on exhibit in the Israel Crane House. 

Pricing: Free






Sara Santora June 03, 2011 at 11:38 AM
Great events again Tara. I hope they continue the Learn to Ride class. We have some free Saturdays after this one.
Beverly Meaux June 03, 2011 at 05:32 PM
I look forward to these articles. Great wrap-up of many things happening in the area.
Durelle McPherson June 04, 2011 at 04:13 AM
Tara: these are great and diverse events!!! I was impressed with the "learn to tango" while sampling dark chocolates, which are my favorites. Great work!!! Keep them coming. Durelle McPherson. Director of the United Way of Northern New Jersey, Northessex Family Success Center


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