Your Weekender: What's Happening in Montclair and Nearby

Gospel, comedy, concerts, and Cherry Blossom Festival!


Here are just a few of the events happening in the area this weekend. Click on “EVENTS” on the Home Page to see all the possibilities.  

WHERE:  First Presbyterian Church of Verona, Fairview Ave, Verona
WHEN:   Friday  5:30 take out;  Dinner starts at 6pm
WHY GO:  The annual Fish & Chips Dinner on Friday the 13th. It's a little known fact that fish & chips are good luck so it is the perfect time to come out for a great meal. 
COST:   Full Serving $15; Half Portion $10

WHERE: Verona Community Center Annex, 880 Bloomfield Ave, Verona
WHEN: Friday 1pm
WHY GO: Drop in on FRIDAYS from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to play or to socialize at the Community Center Annex. No registration required.

:  West Caldwell Public Library
WHEN:  Friday 1pm
WHY GO:  Enjoy 1951’s A Place in the Sun.  A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women.

WHERE:   Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove
WHEN:   Friday  4pm
WHY GO:  Games include War, Mancula, Zingo, Chess, Checkers and more.  Bring a friend.

:   Montclair Womans Club, 82 Union St, Montclair,
WHEN:   Friday  1:30pm
WHY GO:  Concert featuring Soprano Caitlin Fischer, Saxophonist Louis Iozzi, Clarinetist Andrew Silbert, Pianist Fran DePalma-Iozzi.  Program includes Schubert's Shepherd on the Rock; Songs by Ron Levy; Jeannine Rueff's Chanson and Passepied.
COST:   $5.00

:  Saturday   1pm
WHERE:   Montclair Public Library
WHY GO:   LocaliTEA is a monthly tea hosted by Terra Tea and Fair Trade at the Isabel Rose Cafe, for newcomers to the Montclair area. New homeowners and renters and new business folks are invited to come meet people and learn about our town from people who live and work in the town.
COST:  $5.00

:    West Caldwell Public Library
WHEN:     Sunday  2pm
WHY GO:  Do you enjoy playing along with Jeopardy on TV? If so, then you may want to participate in a "wii Jeopardy Game" on a large projection screen. Three separate games will be played and each game will be comprised of three teams of two. Each game contains three rounds: Jeopardy, Double Jeopardy, and Final Jeopardy.

:   Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove
WHEN:   Sunday   2pm
WHY GO:  Pianist Evan Mitchell will present a piano recital of “Four B’s: Music of Bach/Busoni, Beethoven, and the Liszt Sonata in B Minor”.  Mr. Mitchell will provide program notes exploring the musical and pianistic genius of these composers, as well as his personal relationship to the works performed.

The Café at the Montclair Public Library
WHEN: Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.
WHY GO: All ages and skill levels are welcome to play chess on Saturday
afternoons. This is a drop-in group, no registration is required.

: InsaniTea,  570 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair
WHEN:   Saturday   2pm –6pm
WHY GO:  Join the Psychic-Mediums for an afternoon of tea and tea leaf/psychic readings. Select from a wide assortment of loose teas and snacks. Relax in the inviting and cozy atmosphere of InsaniTea. Sip, Swirl, Luxuriate and when your tea is finished hand your cup to the Psychic Medium of your choice for a 20 minute reading.
COST:  $29 which covers a 20min reading and a $4 voucher towards tea and crumpets

WHERE:  Grace Presbyterian Church,153 Grove St, Montclair
WHEN:  Sunday  11am
WHY GO: Join Dr. Charsie Sawyer from Calvin College and our Gospel Choir for a service of clapping, singing, and foot stomping!

Tierney's Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd, Montclair
WHEN: Sunday 8pm - 10pm
WHY GO: Enjoy some of the area's best rising stars with Special Guests
from Comedy Central, HBO, Network TV, XM/Sirius radio, major comedy clubs, casinos, etc.  
COST: $15

This weekend is the Cherry Blossom Festival in Branch Brook Park.  You can run, walk or ride! Any way you do it you will have fun!

WHEN: Saturday, April 14 8am Registration; 10am Race
WHERE: Southern Division Branch Brook Park
WHY GO: Celebrate the arrival of spring and get fit with your family. Register for a fun one-mile run/walk through the Southern Division of Branch Brook Park and through the newest groves of cherry trees. All children will receive a commemorative t-shirt. 
Click here for registration forms.

WHEN: April 14 – April 21   Sunday – Friday, 12noon – 4pm, Saturday, 10am – 4pm
WHERE: Cherry Blossom Visitor’s Center, Extension
COST: $5 per person.
WHY GO: Reservations required.  Seating is limited. Call 973.268.3520 for reservations Hop on our trolley and enjoy a 45-minute guided tour of Essex County Branch Brook Park!

USATF New Jersey Masters Women’s Championship
WHEN: Sunday, April 15 8am Registration; Race starts at 10am. Disabled Run starts at 10:10am. The health and wellness expo will open at 9am and remain open until the awards ceremony concludes.
WHERE: Cherry Blossom Visitor’s Center
COST: $18 Pre-Registrants; $16 USATF-NJ Member Pre-Registrants; $20 General.  Free to enter the Park and watch!
WHY GO: Race through the historic cherry tree groves in this USATF-sanctioned race! The first 500 registrants will receive a commemorative Cherry Blossom 10K Run long sleeved t-shirt. The top three finishers in each age category will receive a commemorative fleece jacket. A portion of the race proceeds benefit the Special Olympics. Same day registration begins at 8am. Advanced registration is recommended. Click here for form.

WHEN:  Sunday 11am – 5pm
WHERE:  Branchbrook Park
WHY GO:  Enjoy a family day in New Jersey’s pinkest park! A packed schedule of events includes Japanese cultural demonstrations, children's activities, live music, a crafter's marketplace,food, and more.  
Click here for Bloomfest Brochure

Andy T April 13, 2012 at 05:15 PM
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