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The Weekender: What's Happening in Montclair and Beyond

NJ Jackals take on the Newark Bears on Saturday and Sunday in Yogi Berra Stadium.

 

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.     

MONTCLAIR

WHAT: 
WHERE: 
Park Sports Bar & Restaurant, 30 S Park St, Montclair
WHEN: Friday 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
WHEY GO:  Kick off your weekend with DJ Troy Loone and his Loony Tunes Show.

WHAT: 
WHERE: 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.

WHAT:  
WHERE: 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.

WHAT
WHERE:  Yogi Berra Stadium, Montclair State University, Montclair
WHEN:  Saturday   6:35 p.m.
WHY GO:  Cheer on the home team!  Fireworks after the game.
COST:  Bleacher seats $9, Box seats $11, Standing Room $5

WHAT: 
WHERE:  Corner of Church Street & Bloomfield Ave, Montclair
WHEN:  Saturday   7 to 10 p.m.
WHY GO:  Come and enjoy  The Michael Reitman Band.  Opening and closing for the band will be Let It Slide lead guitarist, Julian Keenan.  In the event of inclement weather, the concerts move indoors to the Tapastry Restaurant.

WHAT:  
WHERE:  Yogi Berra Stadium, Montclair State University, Montclair
WHEN:  Sunday   2:05 p.m.
WHY GO:  Family Fun Day 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

WHAT
WHERE:  Trumpets, 6 Depot Sq, Montclair
WHEN:  Sunday  8 p.m.
WHY GO:  Come and enjoy the sounds of these wonderful musicians.  
COST:  $10 music, $5 minimum

WHAT: 
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

 

CALDWELLS

WHAT: 
WHERE
: 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.

WHAT 
WHERE:  West Caldwell Library, 30 Clinton Ave, West Caldwell
WHEN:  Friday  1 p.m.
WHY GO:  “Don’t Bother to Knock”.   An airline pilot, dumped by his girlfriend, pursues a baby-sitter in his hotel and gradually realizes she's dangerous.     All film viewings are free and open to the public and held in the Library's air conditioned Community Meeting Room.  The doors open for seating at 12:30PM. Showtime is 1:00PM.  Seating is limited and on a first come first serve basis.

WHAT
WHERE: 
Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell
WHEN:  
Monday  6 to 10 p.m.
WHY GO: Join the Make a Difference Book Club for a movie marathon. The library closes at 5:00 but tonight we will reopen at 6:00pm for those going into sixth grade to those finishing eighth. We will supply pizza and refreshments and you supply your favorite treat! Register by calling 973-226-1636.

WHAT:  
WHERE
:  Calandra's Italian Village, 234 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell
WHEN:  Monday  6 to 9 p.m.
WHY GO:   Come see classic cars. Music by DJ Gio.  Drink and Pizza Specials on the patio.

 

CEDAR GROVE

WHAT
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 – E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial”

WHAT
WHERE: Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plz, Cedar Grove 
WHEN:  The artwork will be on exhibit from May 24 through July 24
WHY GO: An art major in college, Mrs. Hall has been practicing her craft for over 40 years. Working in opaque watercolors, the exhibit will feature 13 pieces painted between 2002 and 2011.  

WHAT:    
WHERE: 
Morgan Farm, 903 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove
WHEN:  Friday  8:30 p.m.
WHY GO:  This Friday is the movie “DOLPHIN TALE”.    Dolphin Tale is a 2011 family drama film. It stars Harry Connick, Jr., Ashley Judd, and Morgan Freeman. The book and film are inspired by the true story of Winter, a bottlenose dolphin that was rescued in December 2005 off the Florida coast and taken in by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Winter lost her tail after becoming entangled with a rope attached to a crab trap and was fitted with a prosthetic one.

WHAT: 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 10am to 12:30pm.  Donations are accepted during shop hours.  For more information, call 857-2762 during shop hours.

 

VERONA

WHAT
WHERE: Verona Community Center Annex, 880 Bloomfield Ave, Verona
WHEN: Friday 1 p.m.
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.

WHAT
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 

WHAT
WHERE:  Anthony Roberts Salon, 279 Bloomfield Ave Verona
WHEN:  Saturday   4 to 9 p.m.
WHY GO: Come Start off Summer with a Blow-Out like no other!  This Fabulous treatment starts off with a 10 minute invigorating scalp massage followed by a GKhair conditioning mask which eliminates frizz up to 6 weeks and topped off by an amazing Blow-out by one of our talented stylist.  Enjoy music and appetizers and come see our all new state of the art ANTHONY ROBERT SALON! 
COST:  $50

WHAT:    
WHERE:   Our Lady of the Lake School, 26 Lakeside Ave, Verona
WHEN:  Sunday  8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHY GO:   Donate blood and help save a life.  Donors Receive $15.00 Shop Rite Gift Card.   Eat regular meals and bring I.D.

WHAT: 
WHERE
:  First Presbyterian Church of Verona, 10 Fairview Ave, Verona
WHEN:  Sunday  10:15 a.m.
WHY GO:  Children's Summer Fellowship begins after the Children's Message on Sunday.   It’s a mini vacation bible school each week.   There will be a craft, snack, fun and of course, God-time!   Have your kids bring a friend!  

WHAT: 
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. 

 

NEWARK

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:  
WHERE
:   Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, Newark
WHEN    Showing through July 21, 2012
WHY GO:  Prints, Photographs, Artists' Books and More.  Visit this exhibition of recent acquisitions of the Special Collections Division.

WHAT: 
WHERE:  Greater Newark Conservancy, 92 Prince Street, Newark
WHEN:  Saturday  9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
WHY GO:  Assemble a 12 volt nominal 3.5 amp tempered glass solar electric module with the group, including soldering, wire-ribbon, solar cells, and encapsulant. The panel is available for sale at the end of the workshop.
COST:  $100

WHAT:  
WHERE
:  Skippers, 304 University Ave, Newark 
WHEN:   Sunday   5:30pm – 9pm
WHY GO:  Come enjoy our Sunday Jazz Matinee every Sunday featuring a variety of well known and respected regional/local artists including Frank Noviello, Yotam Silberstein, Annette St. John, Marvin Horne, Bill Saxton, and more.
COST:  There is a $10.00 minimum purchase during live performances.

WHAT:  
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

WHAT:  
WHERE:
  Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark
WHEN:  Wednesday,  July 11  7 p.m.
WHY GO:  This documentary sets the stage in rural Alabama, prior to Emancipation, and traces the development, contributions, struggles and gradual loss of tradition of one of the country’s last remaining African-American benevolent societies, “The Fair Hope Benevolent Society.” (67 minutes)   Speaker: S. Epatha Merkerson

 

BELLEVILLE

WHAT:  
WHERE
:  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.

WHAT:   
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!

WHAT: 
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, which makes them affordable to local area residents and The Care Closet participants.

WHAT:  
WHERE
: 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.

 

NUTLEY

WHAT:  Friday Afternoon at the Movies 
WHERE: Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley
WHEN:  Friday 2 p.m.
WHY GO: Enjoy a popular film in the air conditioned library

WHAT:   
WHERE: Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley
WHEN:  Friday  2 to 4 p.m.
WHY GO: Registration is Required.   For Tweens Entering Grades 3rd-6th in the Fall.  Call for more information or to register 973-667-0405.

WHAT:   
WHERE: Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley
WHEN:  Saturday  11 a.m.
WHY GO: Meet other crafters and join the Craft Book Club.  Call for more information  973-667-0405

WHAT:   
WHERE:
  St. Mary’s Church, 17 Monsignor Owens Pl, Nutley
WHEN:  Sunday 8:30am to 2 p.m.
WHY GO:  Please help us replenish the Blood Bank.  Donors will receive a $15 Shop-Rite Gift Card.  Bring your ID, eat regular meals and help save a life!

WHAT: 
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.

 

BLOOMFIELD    

WHAT:  
WHERE:  
Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad Street, Bloomfield
WHEN:  
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! 

WHAT:  
WHERE: Temple Ner Tamid, 936 Broad Street, Bloomfield
WHEN:  Friday 6:30 p.m.
WHY GO: This week, Karen Frank, Temple Ner Tamid’s Congregational Nurse, will speak following the Kabbalat Shabbat service on Friday evening, July 6. Her discussion is titled “Why A Congregational Nurse? The Role of Healing In A Synagogue Community.” This presentation is a continuation of Temple Ner Tamid’s summer-long series of community members and leaders addressing the community on issues of political, social and religious significance.

WHAT:  
WHERE
:  Brookdale Park, Bloomfield
WHEN:  Friday 7:30 p.m.
WHY GO: Enjoy Essex County Free Music Series!

WHAT:  
WHERE
: 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.

WHAT:  
WHERE
: Bloomfield (John A. Bukowski) Animal Shelter, 61 Bukowski Pl, Bloomfield
WHEN:  Friday, Saturday & Sunday  9 a.m.
WHY GO: All adult cats and dogs will be available for a reduced adoption fee of $25.  Older pets over 3 years will be FREE - "If I'm 3 I'm free." 

 


 

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