The Weekender: What's Happening in Montclair and Beyond

Church Street Summer Music Festival, Zumbathon and the Big Latch On highlight this weekend.

Here are some of the events happening this weekend in Montclair and neighboring towns.   To see all the events click on EVENTS at the top of this page.   Log into Patch and add your events anytime.



WHERE:  Tierney's Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd, Montclair
WHEN:  Friday  8:45 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.  (21+ only)
WHY GO: 3 North Jersey musicians perform groundbreaking seminal works of Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom Petty. We offer you 3 seminal albums performed in their entirety, as interpreted by 3 North Jersey area performers. You are invited to share in this singular night and drift along with them as they respectively perform an entire album's worth of inspiration.
Bruce Springsteen's "Nebraska".................performed by Starkweather 
Willie Nelson's "Red Headed Stranger"......performed by Deivito & Friends 
Tom Petty's "Full Moon Fever"...................performed by John Foti
COST:  $10

:  Yogi Berra Stadium, Montclair State University
WHEN:  Friday 7:05 p.m.,  Saturday 6:35 p.m., Sunday 2:05 p.m.
WHY GO:  See a great ballgame!  
Friday:  One Source Solutions Helmet Giveaway! (First 1000 Fans).  BOGO-Merchandise - Buy one piece of merchandise, get one FREE!
Saturday:  Fireworks after the game! Canned food drive and Fireworks sponsored by Citibank! For every can donated, you will receive a voucher for $1 off a game ticket.
Sunday:  Family Funday Sunday! $1 Hotdogs, kids run the bases, catch in the outfield after the game, and autograph session with Jackals players!
COST: Bleacher seats $9, Box seats $11, Standing Room $5

:  Tapestry Restaurant, 12 Church Street, Montclair
WHEN:  Friday  7 to 10 p.m.
WHY GO:  Romeria Flamenca, a flamenco song and dance troupe led by singer/guitarist Reynaldo Rincon, and featuring Flamenco dancer Willa Bronce as solois returns to Tapastry Restaurant. For reservations, call 973-233-0216.  Enjoy authentic Spanish tapas (small plates), paella and sangria while watching a world class performance.  There is no cover charge.

:  119 Grove St, Montclair, NJ 07042  (On the shady Oak tree knoll overlooking the baseball field)
WHEN:  Friday  6 to 8 p.m.
WHY GO:  Montclair Mud Fun's second annual celebration. Join us for an evening of mud, live African drumming and refreshments. Featuring the barefoot mud stomping dance, the mud blob passing dance, and mud building and sculpting.  Join the audience or join in the activities.  Learn about unfired earthen masonry which includes adobe and cob. Our skin loves mud and this is the proof. Soft, mushy, gooey, sloppy, virgin clay-rich subsoil from upper Montclair. We will be adding to the structure we started last summer. This event is for the general public and all ages.

: 86 Walnut Street, Montclair
WHEN:  Saturday  8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHY GO: Variety fruits and vegetables; organic produce; baked goods; eggs; cheese; frozen meats; seafood; pickles; honey; roasted coffees; specialty food purveyors.

Mountainside Hospital, 1 Bay Ave, Montclair (School of Nursing Living Room)
WHEN:  Saturday   Registration at 9:30 a.m.   Latch On Minute: 10:30 a.m.
WHY GO:  Join us on August 4th as we participate in The Big Latch On, to break the record for the most women breastfeeding simultaneously in the US and beyond!  Visit www.mountainsidehosp.com/thebiglatchon  for more information.   Refreshments, raffle prizes, and free parking will be provided. Fun activities planned include FREE massage sessions and a Smoothie Station courtesy of Whole Foods.  A Certified Lactation Consultant will be in attendance to answer any questions you may have about your breastfeeding experience.  Please RSVP to Megan Voytus at (973)429-6964 

WHERE:  Montclair Feed and Pet Supply, 191 Glenridge Ave, Montclair
WHEN:  Saturday   11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHY GO:  Montclair Animal Shelter will hold a  Pet Adoption Day this Saturday  at Montclair Feed & Pet Supply.

 Immaculate Conception High School, 33 Cottage Place, Montclair
 Saturday   Doors open at 12, Zumbathon from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
WHY GO:  ZUMBATHON At Immaculate Conception High School Gym to raise funds for a scholarship in memory of a member of the ICHS Class of 1998, Molaika Motley.   Dress comfortably and ready to sweat.  Kiddie Korner available so bring the kids along. Healthy snacks and water are available for sale and various give aways will be offered during the day
COST:  Entry fee is $10

WHERE:  Saturday   7 to 10 p.m.
WHY GO:  Singer-guitarist Andrew Klewan will perform at the Church Street Summer Music Festival,  Klewan, an expressive and powerful singer and guitarist, delivers a memorable performance as he interprets the songs of Bob Dylan and many other folk/rock legends. He has performed with Parents Who Rock at numerous fundraisers as a solo artist and has appeared at Luna Stage/Indie Music Circus and at the Church Street Summer Music Festival.   In the event of inclement weather, the concerts move indoors to Tapastry Restaurant’s main dining room at 12 Church Street, Montclair.

WHERE:  Van Vleck Gardens, Montclair
WHEN:  Sunday   1p.m.   Gates open at Noon
WHY GO:   Pack a picnic, gather up the kids and savor a summer Sunday afternoon at Van Vleck Gardens with Yosi & the Superdads. Yosi’s “Rockin’ Band” will present a lively and humorous family-friendly concert outdoors at Van Vleck. 
COST:  $10 

WHERE:  Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd, Montclair
WHEN:  Sunday   Seating 7:30 p.m. --  Show 8 to  9:45 p.m.
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.  Comedy -- Fun -- Free Stuff giveaways!
COST:  $15



: Municipal Lot between Smull and Personette (behind the Caldwell Cinema)
WHEN:  Friday   Noon to 6 p.m.
WHY GO: The market is a seasonal open air market featuring Jersey fresh produce in season as well as specialty vendors offering farm raised meats, locally produced cheeses, pies, breads and other fresh baked goods, gourmet nuts, olive oils, freshly made pastas, and prepared foods.

WHERE:  West Caldwell Library, 30 Clinton Ave, West Caldwell
WHEN:  Friday  1 p.m.
WHY GO:  "The Fugitive Kind".   The Fugitive Kind is a 1959 American drama film directed by Sidney Lumet - Starring Marlon Brando and Joanne Woodward. Valentine "Snakeskin" Xavier, a guitar-playing drifter, flees New Orleans in order to avoid arrest. He finds work in a small-town five-and-dime owned by an embittered older woman known as Lady Torrance, whose vicious husband Jabe lies on his deathbed in their apartment above the store. Both alcoholic nymphomaniac Carol Cutrere and simple housewife Vee Talbott set their sights on the newcomer, but Val succumbs to the charms of Lady, who plans to set him up with a refreshment bar. Sheriff Talbott, a friend of Jabe, threatens to kill Val if he remains in town, but he chooses to stay when he discovers Lady is pregnant. His decision sparks Jabe's jealousy and leads to tragic consequences. (1959   121 min)

:  First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell, 326 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell
WHEN:  Saturday  2 to 3:30 p.m.
WHY GO:  Treat yourself to a heart-filling afternoon of brass pageantry, as the students of the Gramercy Brass Orchestra Band Camp, accompanied by their mentors, showcase the results of their week of intensive training.  Guest Artists: Conductor/Composer Johan De Meji and Euphonium soloist Jason Ham.
COST:  $20; $15 student/senior

WHERE:  Congregation Agudath Israel of West Essex, 20 Academy Rd, Caldwell
WHEN:  Saturday  9 to 10 a.m.
WHY GO:  The weekly Shabbat Morning Parsha Study group meets with Susan Werk to study the weekly Torah Portion.  There is hidden meaning and learning within each parsha.  Our active, engaged group of adults dissects the words searching for the true meaning of the text, and often applying it to our every-day lives.  

WHERE:   West Essex Regional High School, 65 W Greenbrook Ave, West Caldwell
WHEN:     Saturday  7 p.m.
WHY GO:  ARTIE LANGE Comedy Night fundraiser hosted by the West Essex PBA Local 81.  The show will feature Artie Lange, formerly of the Howard Stern Show, comedian Kevin Dombrowski and the 2012 Strolling Magician of the Year, Will Fern.   Artie Lange will stay after the show to sign memorabilia and T-shirts which will be available for purchase at the event. Come support a great cause and have an enjoyable night out.  Seating is General Admission and will be first com first served. 
COST:  $60  

:  Franklin Steak House, 318 Passaic Ave, Fairfield
WHEN:  Monday  4:30 to 11 p.m.
WHY GO:   Come see classic cars. Calandras Monday Cruise Night has moved to Franklin Steak House going through Sept 2012 weather permitting.



WHERE:  Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plz, Cedar Grove
WHEN:  Friday   2 p.m.
WHY GO:   Need a break from the heat?  Enjoy a family film with the kids every Friday this summer in the cool of the library.  No sign-up necessary.  This week a fun film for all ages  – “The Tale Of Despereaux”!   The tale of three unlikely heroes - a misfit mouse who prefers reading books to eating them, an unhappy rat who schemes to leave the darkness of the dungeon, and a bumbling servant girl with cauliflower ears - whose fates are intertwined with that of the castle's princess.

Morgan Farm, 903 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove
WHEN:  Friday  8:30 p.m.
WHY GO:  “Casablanca”   Casablanca is a great romance, a stirring wartime adventure, a suspenseful action movie, and in the end, a terrific buddy movie.  It’s listed again and again on the top ten lists of critics and fans alike.  Its snappy lines are repeated by movie buffs the world over. 

WHAT: Cedar Grove Community Church Thrift Shop
WHERE: 65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove
WHEN: Saturday  10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
WHY GO: The Thrift Shop of the Community Church of Cedar Grove will be open for business on Thursdays from 10am to 3pm and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m..  Donations are accepted during shop hours.  For more information, call 857-2762 during shop hours.

:  Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plz, Cedar Grove
WHEN:  Monday  6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
WHY GO:  Join us for our special Pajama Storytime starring Mo Willems' Pigeon. We'll be reading some of Pigeon's stories and making an excellent Pigeon craft.  All ages are welcome.



WHERE:  1st Presbyterian Church of Verona, 10 Fairview Ave, Verona
WHEN: Saturday  9  – 10:30 a.m.
WHY GO: Our mission starts and ends with helping you achive your weight loss or fitness goals in a fun, supportive, community rich with people who will encourage you towards your goals. Our free workouts are on Thursdays @ 7pm and Saturdays @ 9am 

:  First Presbyterian Church of Verona, 10 Fairview Ave, Verona
WHEN:  Sunday  5:30 p.m.
WHY GO:  Bring your pets to the Blessing of the Animals.  The blessing will be on the front lawn of the church.  In case of rain, service will be indoors.  Bring your pets - dogs (on leash, please), kitties, birds, hamsters, fish, lizards, etc.    Camels, cows, caribous, chickens, crabs and clams are also welcome. 

WHERE: Verona Yoga and Wellness Center, 546 Bloomfield Ave, Verona
WHEN: Sunday  7 to 8 p.m.
WHY GO:  The idea is to relax, let go and restore.   The room is dark and candle lit, music is soft and relaxing.  You have a full hour of relaxation postures with the help of props, blocks, blankets and pillows to make you comfortable while you open your hips, chest, shoulders and your mind. This class is Free but we will accept donations each month for a different worthy cause. 



:  Robert Treat Hotel, 50 Park Pl, Newark
WHEN:  Friday   7 to 9 p.m.
WHY GO:  First Friday has been the premiere Happy Hour / Networking / Party for the Urban Professional in the New Jersey/New York metro area since 1987. You do not need to be a member to attend.  The event (held the first friday of every month) features a Cocktail Hour where professionals meet and network. from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. At 9:00PM, the 'After Party' in the main dining room begins.
COST:  $20

WHERE:  Greater Newark Conservancy, 92 Prince Street, Newark
WHEN :  Saturday  4:45 to 8 p.m.
WHY GO:   Come take a leisurely trip down the Hackensack River on a quiet summer’s evening. This two-hour tour of the Meadowlands will be conducted by trained captains and hosted by NJMC staff. Learn about the salt marshes, shore birds, Leni Lenape Indians, pirates, and much of our fascinating history along the banks of the river.  Feel free to bring snacks, dinner and beverages (non-alcoholic only, please!). 
COST:  $20   Participants must prepay all fees to be considered registered for a workshop or trip. Workshops and trips can be cancelled due to insufficient registration or inclement weather. Call (973) 642-4646,ext. 33 

WHERE:  Riverfront Park, Newark
WHEN:  Saturday:  9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.   Sunday:  12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 2 to 5:30 p.m.
WHY GO:  Enjoy a fun and affordable riverfront boat tour.   These tours travel 7 miles of Newark’s riverfront, focusing on its dramatic past and how Newarkers are shaping its future.    
COST:  $5   Call 973-733-5917 for more information.

Newark Symphony Hall, Newark
WHENSunday  4 to 7 p.m.
WHY GOZumba: Natalia Limbal-Davis (4-5pm); West African Dance: Tenenfig Dioubate (5-6pm); Zumba and African: Natalia & Tenenfig (6-7pm)
COST:  $12 each, $25 for all 3 classes

Independence Park, 115 Clifton Ave, Newark
:  Saturday  7 to 9 p.m.
Enjoy a free concert of Portuguese Melodies.   Fátima Santos, vocals;  José Luis Iglésias, Portuguese guitar; Will Holshouser, accordion; Meliset Abreu, classical guitar

WHAT:  Dream Big: Read  Summer Reading Programs
Main Library: 
Friday  10:30am - Moonstruck Arts & Crafts; 3:00pm - Quiet Reading Hour
Branch Brook Branch: 
Friday  10:30am - Surprise Activity; 3:00pm - Bingo
Clinton Branch:  Friday  10:30am-Space Lingo Bingo;  12:00pm - Reading Time;  2:30pm - Board Games & Puzzles
Vailsburgh Branch:  Friday  10:30am – Games;  10:30am - Daylight Gardening for Adults; 3:00pm - Sparkling Stars Craft 
North End Branch: Friday  10:30am - Go Batty for Puzzles & Table Games;  2:30pm - Movies to Dream About
Weequahic Branch: Friday  10:30am - Dream to Feel Good  Aerobics; 2:30pm - Dreamer Features Movies
Van Buren Branch:
Friday 10:00am - Imagine That! Creative Arts;  3:00pm - In The Night Kitchen with Chef Adam

WHAT:  Vacation Bible School
WHERE:  Bethany Baptist Church
WHEN:  August 6 to 17    8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
WHY GO:  Boys and girls ages 4-18 are invited to join us for fun-filled mornings of bible study, music, crafts and more!  Volunteers are also needed! If you or your children are interested in participating, or if you would like to volunteer, please contact the church office to provide your information - 973-623-8161

WHERE:    Newark Museum's Dreyfuss Planetarium  
WHEN:     Wednesday through Sunday from June 20 through August 19
WHY GO The Newark Museum's Dreyfuss Planetarium is a dynamic  interactive digital theater for learning about space and science. Two exciting planetarium shows will be offered to kids and adults.  The Planetarium will feature Zula Patrol 2 at 1:30 & 2:30 p.m. In their latest adventure, a routine fossil-hunting mission launches The Zula Patrol on a rollicking ride into Earth’s past!  (Recommended for children ages 5 to 9; 35 minutes)   At 3:30 p.m. Heart of the Sun examines the Sun up close, describes how it creates the light that warms us and makes life possible here on Earth, and is used as a source of renewable energy. (Recommended for adults and children ages 10 and up; 35 minutes)
Planetarium Admission:  Adults $5; children under 12, seniors, and college students $3. Members: Adults $3, children & seniors $2



:  Senior Citizens Building, Belleville 
WHEN: Friday 12:30 p.m.
WHY GO: Belleville Seniors meet every Friday, with coffee, buns and bingo following.  New members are always welcome.

WHERE:  Belleville Library, 221 Washington Ave, Belleville
WHEN:  Friday  2 to 4 p.m.
WHY GO:  Wii, board games, cards…  friendly competition is a good thing!  Gaming for teens every Friday!

:  Belleville Library, 221 Washington Ave, Belleville
WHEN:  Friday  2 p.m.
WHY GO:   Enjoy “Monsters, INC ”   Monsters generate their city's power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted.  (G  92 min)

WHERE: New Life Body of Christ, 393 Washington Ave, Belleville
WHEN: Wednesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHY GO: The Thrift Shop at Christ Church sells donated items of new and gently used clothing, household items, and some furiniture. All items are sold at very reasonable prices.

Belleville High School, 100 Passaic Ave, Belleville
WHEN:  Sunday  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHY GO:  The event includes over 50 exhibitors displaying an array of quality merchandise such as jewelry, sports collectibles, handbags, clothing, crafts, watches, gloves and scarves, socks, one-of-a-kind items, antiques and collectibles, garage/tag sale items and much more, all at bargain prices.

: Brunswick Zone, 679 Washington Ave, Belleville
WHEN: Daily
WHY GO:  Students 18 and younger get one free game of bowling every day in June, July and August.  Join the Bonus Zone and GET FREE GAME coupons right in your inbox.



WHERE: Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley
WHEN:  Friday  2 to 4 p.m.
WHY GO: Com enjoy a family friendly film in our air conditioned library.

:  44 Park Ave, Nutley
WHEN:  Friday   9 a.m.
WHY GO:  The Old Guard meets weekly at the Frank A. Cocchiola Parks Building.  New members always welcomed. Stop in at any Friday meeting and say hello.

 242 Chestnut St, Nutley
WHEN:  Friday   7:30 p.m.
WHY GO: Come out and support your local eateries as they compete against each other for the title of best buffalo wing!!  Wing sampling  *donated by the local restaurants*  10 minute all you can eat wing off.   Doors open at 7:30 pm.  Wing Sampling begins at 8pm:  East attendee will receive a scorecard to vote their favorite buffalo wing donated by our local restaurants... at the conclusion of the night the Nutley Elks will crown this years' War of the Wings to the winning restaurant!   
COST:  $10 

:  86 Union Ave, Nutley
WHEN:  Saturday  6 to 7:30 p.m.  
WHY GO:  Intro to Yoga Workshop - 90 minute intro class led by our Taisha Cortes for all interested in Yoga  (suitable for all levels, beginner to advanced)
COST:  $12

WHERE: Municipal Parking Lot #1, behind Janette Shop, off of William Street
WHEN:  Sunday  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHY GO:  The Township of Nutley and the Greenutley Committee are proud to announce the return of the Famers Market!    Patrons will once again be able to purchase fresh produce, cheese, artisan breads, organic coffees and teas, pickles and olives and more.   **  In honor of the 2012 Summer Olympics, learn how to eat like a Champion.    A special presentation on making healthier eating choices will make sure you win that Gold medal  **



Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad Street, Bloomfield
Friday  11 a.m.
WHY GO:   Do you knit, crochet, needlepoint, quilt?  Then come to the Bloomfield Public Library Friday mornings and share your patterns/techniques with other crafters!   Beginners welcome! 

:  Bloomfield High School, 160 Broad Street, Bloomfield
WHEN:  Friday & Saturday   8 p.m.
WHY GO: The Charles Seller Foundation's Talent Time performs the musical "The Wedding Singer," based on the New Line Cinema film of the same name. All proceeds will go to benefit Jessica Pastore, a 16-year-old Bloomfield resident who was left blind after undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumor. 
COST:  $15 for general admission, $12 for K-12 students and seniors

: 41 Broughton Ave, Bloomfield
WHEN: Friday   8:30 p.m.
WHY GO: Come join the fun with a Great variety of Songs and Talent.  Call for reservations 973-748-6590.

:  Bloomfield Civic Center, 84 Broad Street, Bloomfield
WHEN:  Saturday  11 a.m.
WHY GO:  From Chocolate and Cupcakes to Handbags and Bling, come and Check Out our Summer Fling!!!  Handmade Chocolate, Homemade Cupcakes (MeMa's Cupcakes), Handcrafted Jewelry (Essential Elegance), Handbags, Scarves, Wedding supplies and Accessories Galore!!!!

:  Taste It Again Jamaican Restaurant, 271 Glenwood Ave, Bloomfield
WHEN:  Saturday  10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
WHY GO:  An all day party starting at 10:00m to 10:00pm.  Food and give-aways, face painting, games and dance contests and much much more.  Its a family day!
COST:  $15

:  Bloomfield Public  Library, 90 Broad Street, Bloomfield
WHEN:  Monday  12:15
WHY GO:  This universally acclaimed film portrays the relationship between a silent movie star (Jean Dujardin) and a rising young actress (Bérénice Bejo) as the arrival of talking pictures threatens to destroy his career.  Winner of 5 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor (Dujardin is the first French actor to ever win this award.)  (PG-13  100 min)


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