May in Montclair Calendar of Events

Plan Ahead - These events require advance registration

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Sibling Rivalry: Parent Workshop05/26/201605/26/2016

Bloom Season

Bloom SeasonSponsored by Presby Memorial Iris Gardens. 474 Upper Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043. Presby’s Anticipated Bloom Season annual display starting with our “minis” bearded collection then to our famed tall bearded irises and ends with our non-bearded irises. The Bloom Room Gift Shop is open. Visitors may purchase potted and bare-root irises from our collection and reserve summer grab bags each weekend. Free live jazz music program on designated weekends 4-6pm. Check our website for peak bloom status. The garden is free and open to the public. A suggested donation is requested during Bloom Season to fund operating costs. May 12 thru June 3 10am-5pm daily. For more info:,, 973-783-5974. Free.

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Sibling Rivalry: Parent Workshop

Sibling Rivalry: Parent WorkshopSponsored by Mothers in Training, LLC. 615 Valley Road, Upper Montclair. 7-8pm. Explore the mechanics of sibling rivalry to learn why it occurs, what is at the root and how to prevent it from damaging relationships at home. Join us for this one of four parenting workshops. This program is for adults 18+ and limited to 25 guests. A $5 registration fee is required 24 hours in advance of the event. Register online at under workshop registration or call 973 493 6918 for more information. Reservations / registration required by 05/26/2016. For more info: www.,, 973 493 6918. $5 registration.

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Meet Eugene & Yosi: Family Concert and Puppet Show

Meet Eugene & Yosi: Family Concert and Puppet ShowSponsored by Montclair Public Library. 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042. 2pm. Eugene is a super-friendly, super-strong, super-exuberant monster who is misunderstood by nearly everyone…except children! Award-winning children’s musician Yosi returns to Montclair Public Library with puppeteer Johnny Beirne to bring friendly monster Eugene to life through a one-of-a-kind duo performance of music, stories and humor. As Eugene says, “Being different is not just good, it’s fantastic!” Registration required Auditorium All ages welcome Reservations / registration required. For more info:,, 973-744-0500. Free.

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The Nuvo Jazz Collective

Sponsored by Central Presbyterian Church. 46 Park St., Montclair, NJ 07042. 3 pm. Freelance musicians from the NY/NJ area perform a diverse selection of arrangements ranging from material by John Coltrane and Dizzy Gillespie, to the Doobie Brothes and EW&F! They are joined at this concert by musicians from Central Presbyterian Church. For more info: Free.

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Work and Leisure in American Art: Selected Works from the Collection

Sponsored by Montclair Art Museum. 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair. This collection-based exhibition, on view in McMullen and Roberts galleries as well as Lehman Court, comprises over 60 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper that explore the universal themes of labor and leisure in America from the 18th century to the present day. For more info:,>, 973-746-5555. Free.

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Socrates Cafe

Socrates Cafe 619 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair NJ 07042. 7:30-9pm. Rediscover the joy of intelligent conversation. Come join us for thoughtful, creative discussions while meeting new friends. All ages and interest levels welcome. This is our 20th year of continuous operation. We meet Tuesdays, 7:30-9pm all year. The Office Bar and Grill, 619 Bloomfield Ave. Montclair NJ 07042 For more info:, 201- 488- 3254. Free.

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