May in Montclair Calendar of Events

Plan Ahead - These events require advance registration

EventEvent DateRegister by
Mother's Day Rose Planting in Anderson Park05/14/201705/08/2017
March
24
Friday

Jake's Women

Jake's WomenSponsored by Studio Palyers. 14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043. 8 pm. Studio Players in Upper Montclair is presenting Jake's Women directed by E. Dale Smith-Gallo and Claudio Budris. Jake a novelist who is more successful with fiction than with his life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from the many women in his life: revered first wife,, his daughter, his sister, his analyst, his current wife who is leaving Jake for another man, and a prospective third wife. For more info: www.studioplayhouse.org, studioplayerspublicity@gmail.com, 9737449752. $20.

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April
29
Saturday

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid TalesSponsored by Studio Palyers. 14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043. 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Studio Playhouse in Upper Montclair is presenting “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales,” a children’s show based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith , adapted by John Glore, and directed by John Fraissinet. The award winning book comes to the stage, bringing a zany collection of “fairly stupid tales” to life. Our narrator, Jack, tries to keep a wild group of your favorite storybook characters in line before total chaos or a song breaks out. No need to hold your nose, this uproarious show mixes humor, music, and audience participation that will delight both children and adults. For more info: www.studioplayhouse.org, studioplayerspublicity@gmail.com, 9737449752. $8.

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May
5
Friday

The Music Man

The Music ManSponsored by Glenfield Middle School. 25 Maple Ave. THE MUSIC MAN follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize - this despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall. For more info: http://www.montclair.k12.nj.us/WebPage.aspx?Id=273, tlupfer@montclair.k12.nj.us, 973-509-4171. $12 adults, $5 students.

May
6
Saturday

7 Nights to Read with Two of a Kind: Spring Family Concert

Sponsored by Montclair Public Library. 50 S. Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042. 2:00pm. Two of a Kind, the award-winning musical duo of David and Jenny Heitler-Klevans, will present "7 Nights to Read" - an interactive musical performance featuring songs about reading and books, in honor of Children's Book Week. Everyone gets involved through singing, movement, hand motions, lyrics-on-the-spot, visual aspects and more. Two of a Kind has been entertaining kids of all ages for over 26 years. David and Jenny have released nine CDs and a DVD, garnering a total of eighteen national awards. No registration required Auditorium Recommended for ages 3 and up Saturday, May 6 at 2pm For more info: http://www.montclairlibrary.org/, youthservices@montclair.bccls.org, 973-744-0500. Free.

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HISTORIC WALKING TOUR OF ANDERSON PARK

Sponsored by Friends of Anderson Park. 274 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043. 10 a.m. Before Anderson Park existed, three houses and a fire station sat on the property. Find out where they went and other surprising stories about how this Olmsted-designed Essex County park came to be created over acentury ago, how it shaped Upper Montclair, and how it led to the formation of other Montclair parks. Also hear about efforts to rejuvenate the landscape of this park, on the National Register of Historic Places. Meet at the boulder at the park's northeast entrance. For more info: http://friendsofandersonpark.com, Lisanne@FriendsOfAndersonPark.com, (973) 477-7207. Free. Rain date: 05/07/2017.

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May
8
Monday
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May
12
Friday
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May
14
Sunday

Mother's Day Rose Planting in Anderson Park

Mother's Day Rose Planting in Anderson ParkSponsored by Friends of Anderson Park. 274 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043. For Mother’s Day honor your mother with a gift that won’t wilt: A rose bush to be planted in Anderson Park, on the National Register of Historic Places. For a $50 donation, Friends of Anderson Park will plant a rose bush in your mother’s honor (or remembrance) and provide a certificate. The roses will be the wilder varieties, similar to the type planted in 1904 by the Olmsted Brothers, who designed Anderson Park. We can plant the roses for you or you can participate in planting on Mother’s Day, May 14. Orders must be placed by Monday, May 8. Contact Scott Kevelson: (973) 495-9056 or Montclairtrees@aol.com. Reservations / registration required by 05/08/2017. For more info: http://friendsofandersonpark.com, Montclairtrees@aol.com, (973) 495-9056. $50 donation.

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