May in Montclair Calendar of Events

April
29
Friday

Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale

Sponsored by Rutgers' Master Gardeners of Essex County. 474 Upper Mountain Avenue. 10am-4pm. Here's your chance to buy annuals, perennials, shrubs, and plants for pollinators. Get expert advice and local honey as well. For more info: www.mgessex.org, ddotkamphausen@aol.com, 973 228 2210. Free.

April
30
Saturday

Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale

Sponsored by Rutgers' Master Gardeners of Essex County. 474 Upper Mountain Avenue. 9am-3pm. Here's your chance to buy annuals, perennials, shrubs, and plants for pollinators. Get expert advice and local honey as well. For more info: www.mgessex.org, ddotkamphausen@aol.com, 973 228 2210. Free.

Abdominal Exercises : The Best and the WORST!

Abdominal Exercises : The Best and the WORST!Sponsored by ADVANCED FITNESS CONCEPTS / Gordon Waddell, PES,CSCS,CES. 125 Gates Ave, Montclair NJ 07042. 1:00pm. Everyone is invited to join Montclair's leading fitness professional for a fun, hands-on 90 minute workshop that dispels the MYTH of needing to do exercises like crunches & sit-ups to flatten the abdomen and strengthen your core. Learn which popular exercises actually cause back and neck pain and alternatives to them. Discover the best and safest exercises for you - none of which need a gym! This is the information the media won't tell you and that commercial gyms don't want you to know! Guaranteed to change the way you train your abdomen forever... No walk-ins. Please RSVP. Follow the event link for more details. Reservations / registration required by 04/28/2016. For more info: https://fitmontclair.wordpress.com/may-in-montclai, Gordon@Advanced-Fitness-Concepts.com, 973-865-6691. Free.

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Family Garden Day

Family Garden DaySponsored by Montclair Community Pre-K Garden Project. 49 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ 07042. 9am - 1pm. Montclair Community Pre-K Families, Alums, and Garden Lovers: Join us to dig in dirt and get our gardens ready for spring! Children's activities including games with our own Mr. James, music, and lunch for all volunteers. Come dressed to get dirty and have fun! For more info: www.montclairprek.org, lmarchese@fastlight.com, 201 452 7540. Free. Rain date: 05/01/2016.

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May
1
Sunday

Snow White and The 7 Fairy Godmothers

Snow White and The 7 Fairy GodmothersSponsored by Studio Players. 14 Alvin Place, Montclair, NJ 07043. 1:30PM & 3:30PM. Live Theater for Children Instead of 7 dwarfs, our Snow White has 7 fairy godmothers! Come cheer for Snow White as she tries to outwit the forces of evil in this lively, funny 50-minute show that's perfect for children from 3 to 11. For more info: http://studioplayhouse.org/snow-white-and-the-seve, boxoffice@studioplayhouse.org, 973 744-9752. $8.00.

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MSU Opera - Italian Double Bill

Sponsored by John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University. Kasser Theatre, Montclair State, 1 Normal Ave.. 3:00pm. Enjoy the Montclair State Opera and the Montclair State Symphony Orchestra For more info: www.montclair.edu, 973-655-5112. $20.00.

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American Visions, 1870–1940: Works from the Bank of America Collection

Sponsored by Montclair Art Museum. 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair. The exhibition explores the ways in which local artists interpreted America’s rural, maritime, and urban spaces and portrayed daily life using the Impressionist devices of capturing the moment with brisk brushstrokes, a vibrant palette, and atmospheric effects. It provides a thought-provoking historical context for American Impressionism by positioning it between the Hudson River School—whose majestic landscapes influenced, then gradually gave way to, French Impressionist–inspired works—and the modernist trends evident in the later pieces on view.The exhibition at the Montclair Art Museum is organized by Gail Stavitsky, MAM chief curator. All the works featured in the exhibition are from the Bank of America Collection, one of the oldest corporate art collections in the world. A sweeping survey of American art at the turn of the 20th century, American Visions, 1870–1940: Works from the Bank of America Collection traces the emergence of a truly American style of painting by concentrating on regional artists’ colonies established across the United States during this period. The exhibition features works by a diverse group of over 70 artists including Childe Hassam, Thomas Moran, John Sloan, Ernest Lawson, George Inness, Daniel Garber, George Bellows, Lila Cabot Perry, and Guy Carleton Wiggins. For more info: www.montclairartmuseum.org, cintern <cintern@montclairartmuseum.org>, 973-746-5555. Free.

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May
2
Monday

Young Artists" Showcase

Sponsored by Montclair Women's Club. 82 Union Street, Montclair NJ. Listen to talented young music students from the Manhattan School of Music, the Eastman School of Music, Juilliard and Montclair State University. They will perform both solos and ensembles. Refreshments will be included. Dates to be determined. For more info: depio@comcast.net, 973-954-0650. $10.00 at door.

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The Christian Science Monitor

Sponsored by The Christian Science Reading Room. 46A Fairfield Street (Watchung Plaza), Montclair, NJ 07042. 11:00AM-2:30PM. Come in for a free complimentary copy of The Christian Science Monitor. Published since 1908, The Christian Science Monitor is an international news organization that delivers thoughtful, global coverage via its website, www.csmonitor.com, weekly magazine, daily news briefing, email newsletters, and mobile site. Its mission is "To injure no man, but to bless all mankind." For more info: csmontclair.com, cs@montclairreadingroom.com, 973-744-3366. Free.

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Queering the Sciences: Queer Ecologies

Sponsored by Montclair State University. Science Hall 102, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave. 1:00 pm. Dr. Eben Kirksey, Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities at Princeton University, presents a talk on queer multi-species families. For more info: www.queeringthesciences.wordpress.com. Free.

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May
3
Tuesday

Art Forum Speaker Ali Miller

Sponsored by Montclair State University. Calica Hall 135, Montclair State, 1 Normal Ave.. 2:30pm. Ali Miller will present her work and ideas in a open forum. For more info: www.montclair.edu, 973-655-4074. Free.

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May
4
Wednesday

Artful Outing – Aging in Place

Sponsored by Montclair Art Museum. 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair. 2-3pm. MAM invites people living with dementia and their care partners to explore art together during this free, interactive gallery program. A caregiver must accompany each person with dementia. For more info: www.montclairartmuseum.org, cintern <cintern@montclairartmuseum.org>, 973-746-5555. Free.

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May
5
Thursday

Parenting Workshop: Controlling Tempers and Tantrums

Parenting Workshop: Controlling Tempers and TantrumsSponsored by Mothers In Training, LLC. 615 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ 07043. 7:00-8:00pm. Join us for the first of four parenting workshops:"TEMPER TANTRUMS"-Embarrassing and/or scary? Learn why they happen, analyze the patterns, and dramatically reduce the episodes. This program is for adults ages 18 + and is limited to 25 participants. Reserve your seat by calling Mothers In Training: 973-493-6918. Reservations / registration required by 05/03/2016. For more info: www.mothersintraining.org, MothersIntraining.org@gmail.com, 973-493-6918. $5 pp.

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Public Telescope Night

Sponsored by Montclair State University. Richardson Hall, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave. 8:00 pm. Join star gazing at MSU. Our telescopes cannot see through clouds. Event will be cancelled if the weather is cloudy or very cold. For more info: www.montclair.edu, favatam@mail.montclair.edu. Free.

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May
6
Friday

Bloom Room Open and Presby Iris Sale

Bloom Room Open and Presby Iris SaleSponsored by Presby Memorial Iris Gardens. 474 Upper Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043. 10am. The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens opens its Bloom Room offering an exciting mix of reasonable priced home and garden accents. Our annual plant sale begins with potted and bare root irises dug from our collection. Visitors may also reserve summer grab bags. For more info: www.presbyirisgardens.org, info@presbyirisgardens.org, 973-783-5974. Free.

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Closer Look Tour

Sponsored by Montclair Art Museum. 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair. 2-2:30pm. Join us for informal 30-minute gallery talks that provide an in-depth examination of one or two works of art on view in the galleries. Tours led by MAM educators and docents. See Museum website for schedule. For more info: www.montclairartmuseum.org, cintern <cintern@montclairartmuseum.org>, 973-746-5555. Free.

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May
7
Saturday

Snow White and The 7 Fairy Godmothers

Snow White and The 7 Fairy GodmothersSponsored by Studio Players. 14 Alvin Place, Montclair, NJ 07043. 1:30PM & 3:30PM. Live Theater for Children Instead of 7 dwarfs, our Snow White has 7 fairy godmothers! Come cheer for Snow White as she tries to outwit the forces of evil in this lively, funny 50-minute show that's perfect for children from 3 to 11. For more info: http://studioplayhouse.org/snow-white-and-the-seve, boxoffice@studioplayhouse.org, 973 744-9752. $8.00.

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COPE Center 32nd Annual Kentucky Derby Day Celebration

COPE Center 32nd Annual Kentucky Derby Day CelebrationSponsored by COPE Center. Montclair Art Museum, Leir Hall, 3 So. Mountain Avenue, Montclair. 5:00 PM. COPE Center Annual Kentucky Derby Celebration, "The most exciting two minutes in sports"! Come join the party, watch the race with us and support a wonderful organization which serves children and families in our community. Reservations / registration required by 04/30/2016. For more info: www.copecenter.net, rpaopetti@copecenter.net, 973 783-6655. $90.

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HISTORIC WALKING TOUR OF ANDERSON PARK

HISTORIC WALKING TOUR OF ANDERSON PARKSponsored by Friends of Anderson Park. 274 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair. 10:30 am. Before Anderson Park was created, three houses and a fire station sat on the property. Find out where they went. Hear other surprising stories about how this Olmsted-designed Essex County park came to be over a century, how it shaped Upper Montclair, and how it led to the formation of other Montclair parks. Also learn about efforts to rejuvenate the landscape of this park on the National Register of Historic Places. Meet at the boulder at Anderson Park's northeast entrance. Rain cancels. For more info: http://www.friendsofandersonpark.com/, Lisanne@FriendsOfAndersonPark.com, 973-477-7207. Free.

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May
7
Saturday

Peter Pan!: A Family Stages Theatre Show

 Peter Pan!: A Family Stages Theatre ShowSponsored by Montclair Public Library. 50 S. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042. 2pm. Eternally young Peter Pan leads the Darling kids through daring adventure and fun in Neverland! Along the way they'll tangle with pirates, the Lost Boys and...Captain Hook! The ever hilarious Family Stages Theatre returns to the Library with another singular show! Two performers play all the characters in this fun-filled 45 minute production. Registration required Auditorium All ages welcome Reservations / registration required by 05/06/2016. For more info: http://www.montclairlibrary.org, lisa.sedita@montclair.bccls.org, 973-744-0500 x2. Free.

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May
7
Saturday

YARD SALE

YARD SALESponsored by FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF MONTCLAIR. 40 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042. 9:00am-2pm. This rain or shine event offers household items, furniture, lamps, computers and electronics, books and DVDs, games and toys, kitchen items, bedding, tools and so much more. We will also have a special Mother's Day table. Snacks and drinks will be available. If you need it-we might have it. So stop by and say hello. For more info: www.firstcongmontclair.com, admin@fccmtc.com, 973-744-4856. Free. Rain date: 05/07/2016.

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Organic Vegetable Garden Tour

56 Gordonhurst Ave. Gardeners share their experiences raising vegetables without poisons, and show their gardens at several locations around town, including 56 Gordonhurst Avenue. For more info: kenshaft@pegasus.montclaiar.edu, 973 744 7340. Free.

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May
8
Sunday

Snow White and The 7 Fairy Godmothers

Snow White and The 7 Fairy GodmothersSponsored by Studio Players. 14 Alvin Place, Montclair, NJ 07043. 1:30PM & 3:30PM. Live Theater for Children Instead of 7 dwarfs, our Snow White has 7 fairy godmothers! Come cheer for Snow White as she tries to outwit the forces of evil in this lively, funny 50-minute show that's perfect for children from 3 to 11. For more info: http://studioplayhouse.org/snow-white-and-the-seve, boxoffice@studioplayhouse.org, 973 744-9752. $8.00.

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Mother's Day at Presby

Mother's Day at PresbySponsored by Presby Memorial Iris Gardens. 474 Upper Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043. 11am. Enjoy the day with Mom at Presby. Treat her to a special iris or item from our Bloom Room Gift Shop. Free music program 11am-3pm. A special luncheon is planned; ticket information will be available on our website. Tickets limited to 100. For more info: www.presbyirisgardens.org, info@presbyirisgardens.org, 973-783-5974. Free.

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May
9
Monday

WomanSong Intergenerational Chorus Concert

Sponsored by Montclair Women's Club. 82 Union Street, Montclair NJ. 8 PM. Directors Fran DePalma-Iozzi and Dr. Louis Iozzi invite you to enjoy a wonderful concert by the WomanSong women's chorus and the Metropolitan Woodwind Ensemble. Refreshments are included. For more info: www.montclairwomen'sclub.org, depio@comcast.net, 973 226 6043. $5 at door.

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Womansong Concert, Our Greatest Hits

Sponsored by Montclair Women's Club. 82 Union Street, Montclair NJ. Womansong Intergenerational Chorus will present its annual spring performance which also features the Metropolitan woodwinds. Refreshments are included. For more info: depio@comcast.net, 973 226 6043. $5.00 at door.

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May
10
Tuesday

Montclair Music Club Guest Concert

Sponsored by Montclair Music Club. 82 Union Street, Montclair NJ. 8pm. Enjoy a violin concert by the talented Susan Heerema. For more info: schoche.classical@gmail.com, 973 777 6464. Free.

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May
11
Wednesday

MAM: The Flowering—Art in Bloom 2016

MAM: The Flowering—Art in Bloom 2016Sponsored by Montclair Art Museum. 3 S. Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042. 5/15/2016. Expect an enchanting week of imaginative floral interpretations of art! MAM's biennial floral design exhibition will feature 30 arrangements inspired by artwork on view at the Museum. It is open to the public May 11–15 and will be accompanied by a variety of special events. For more info: https://www.montclairartmuseum.org/mamtheflowering, cwalia@montclairartmuseum.org, 973-259-5143.

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Art in the Afternoon

Sponsored by Montclair Art Museum. 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair. 2-2:30. MAM invites area seniors to the Museum for an artistic social outing. Each session will feature tours and engaging conversations in the galleries and thematically related art activities in Leir Hall. Refreshments will be served. See MAM website for monthly themes. For more info: www.montclairartmuseum.org, cintern <cintern@montclairartmuseum.org>, 973-746-5555. Free.

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May
12
Thursday
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Bloom Season

Bloom SeasonSponsored by Presby Memorial Iris Gardens. 474 Upper Mountain Avenue. 10am. 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 4pm-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: www.presbyirisgardens.org, info@presbyirisgardens.org, 973-783-5974. Free.

Parenting Workshop:How Do I Get My Kids to Listen

Parenting Workshop:How Do I Get My Kids to ListenSponsored by Mothers in Training, LLC. 615 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ 07043. 7:00 PM. HOW DO I GET MY KID TO LISTEN?-Yelling?Nagging? Bribing? These coercive methods can happen daily. Learn communications that create peace and honor. This program is for adults ages 18 + and is limited to 25 participants. Reserve your seat by calling Mothers In Training: 973-493-6918. Reservations / registration required by 05/05/16. For more info: www.mothersintraining.org, mothersintraining.org@gmail.com, 973-493-6918. $5 pp.

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May
13
Friday

Montclair Women's Club Final Luncheon

Sponsored by Montclair Women's Club. 82 Union Street, Montclair NJ. 12:30 PM. Our final luncheon will include a musical performance by brilliant young piano prodigy, Stephen Wu. Reservations / registration required. For more info: www.montclairwomensclub.org, depio@comcast.net, 973 226 6043. $30.

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Pianist Stephen Wu in recital

Sponsored by Montclair Women's Club. 82 Union Street, Montclair NJ. 2 PM. Piano prodigy Stephen Wu will be performing on the Club's 1920's Steinway piano. Refreshments are included. For more info: www.montclairwomensclub.org, depio@comcast.net, 973 226 6043. $5 at door.

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May
14
Saturday

360 Degrees - Total Shoulder Training from pre-hab to rehab!

360 Degrees - Total Shoulder Training from pre-hab to rehab!Sponsored by Advanced Fitness Concepts / Gordon Waddell, PES,CSCS,CES. 125 Gates Ave, Montclair NJ 07042. 1:00pm. Join Montclair's premiere exercise specialist for an in-depth, hands on practical workshop on preventing and rehabbing shoulder injuries. The shoulder joint is often injured in sports, daily activities, and accidents. Learn how to assess your shoulder health and function with simple movements. Discover the role of posture and ergonomics in shoulder health. Find out which popular exercises actually cause shoulder damage and which ones strengthen and make the shoulder injury proof. If you have shoulder problems or pain you don't want to miss this! Please RSVP - No Walk-ins; spaces are limited to ensure individual attention. Click on the event link for more details.. Reservations / registration required by 05/12/2016. For more info: https://fitmontclair.wordpress.com/may-in-montclai, Gordon@Advanced-Fitness-Concepts.com, 973-865-6691. Free.

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May
15
Sunday

Taiko Zoku at Presby

Taiko Zoku at PresbySponsored by Presby Memorial Iris Gardens. 474 Upper Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043. 4pm. Come enjoy the thrilling spectacle of the ancient art of Japanese drumming from this ensemble from the New Jersey School of Percussion. 4pm - 6pm For more info: www.presbyirisgardens.org, info@presbyirisgardens.org, 973-783-5974. Free.

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May
18
Wednesday

Montclair Blooms (formerly May Basket)

Montclair Blooms (formerly May Basket)Sponsored by Garden Club of Montclair. Upper Montclair, Watchung Plaza, Walnut/Grove, Church St/Montclair Centre,. 11:00 AM. Business Owners: Beautify your storefront for the spring shopping season with flowers and plantings. Montclair Blooms, formerly called May Basket, is sponsored by the Garden Club of Montclair. Judging will be held in Upper Montclair, Watchung Plaza, Walnut Street, Church Street/Town Centre and South End on May 18, from 11am to 1pm. Winners will be recognized in the Montclair Times and all participants will be featured on the Club's website. For more info: www.gardenclubofmontclair.com, mbergmann@stantonrealtors.com, (917) 355-4074. Free.

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May
18
Wednesday

Inside the Jazz Note MasterClass

Inside the Jazz Note MasterClassSponsored by Jazz House Kids. John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University. 9:30 am. Designed for high school jazz ensembles, select middle school ensembles and individual high school and college students, Jazz House Kids Artistic Chair and 4-time GRAMMY Award-winning bassist hosts an action-packed day of clinics and interactive masterclasses, The all day student experience features conversation and performance with a special guest artist and host McBride. Registration required. Reservations / registration required. For more info: www.jazzhousekids.org, arusso@jazzhousekids.org, 973 744 2273. $20.

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Inside the Jazz Note Scholarship Benefit

Inside the Jazz Note Scholarship BenefitSponsored by Jazz House Kids. Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University. 7:30 pm. The Inside the Jazz Note Annual Scholarship Benefit has become a hallmark of Jazz House Kids' award-winning education and community building programs. Hosted by 4-time GRAMMY Award-winning bassist Christian McBride, the evening promises a rare "behind the scenes" concert and conversation with special musical guests. Previous guests have included Sheila E., Al Jarreau, David Sanborn, Pat Metheny, Esperanza Spalding, Jimmy Heath, Jon Faddis, Dianne Reeves and Chris Botti. Reservations / registration required. For more info: www.jazzhousekids.org, info@jazzhousekids.org, 973 744 2273. $20.

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May
18
Wednesday

Park Bench

Sponsored by Montclair Art Museum. 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair. 9:30-11:30am. Parents with young children will enjoy MAM Park Bench, an artistic social outing that introduces pre-school children (and up) to the Museum. Get acquainted with other parents and young children, work on fun art projects, and take a guided tour of the Museum. Storytelling provided in the galleries courtesy of the Montclair Public Library. See MAM website for monthly themes. For more info: www.montclairartmuseum.org, cintern <cintern@montclairmuseum.org, 973-746-5555. $18 per family/$6 Family Membe.

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May
19
Thursday

Bloom Season

Bloom SeasonSponsored by Presby Memorial Iris Gardens. 474 Upper Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043. 10am. 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 4pm-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: www.presbyirisgardens.org, info@presbyirisgardens.org, 973-783-5974. Free.

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Parenting Workshop: Creating Order/Avoiding Chaos

Parenting Workshop: Creating Order/Avoiding ChaosSponsored by Mothers in Training, LLC. 615 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ 07043. 7:00 PM. Create solutions that resolve potential problems before they arise. This program is for adults ages 18 + and is limited to 25 participants. Reserve your seat by calling Mothers In Training: 973-493-6918. Reservations / registration required by 05/12/16. For more info: www.mothersintraining.org, mothersintraining.org@gmail.com, 973-493-6918. $5 pp.

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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: www.montclairartmuseum.org, cintern@montclairartmuseum.org>, 973-746-5555. Free.

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Home School Days

Sponsored by Montclair Art Museum. 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair. 12-2pm. The Montclair Art Museum invites Home School families for a fun and educational afternoon. The two-hour program includes a gallery tour and studio art project led by MAM educators Peg Kenselaar (ages 4–8) and Emily Kenselaar (ages 9–13). See MAM website for monthly themes. Please RSVP to tours@montclairartmuseum.org or purchase tickets online at montclairartmuseum.org For more info: www.montclairartmuseum.org, cintern <cintern@montclairartmuseum.org>, 973-746-5555. $18 per family/$6 Family Membe.

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Lacordaire Academy Annual Used Book Sale

Sponsored by Lacordaire Academy. 155 Lorraine Avenue Montclair. 4-8pm. Feed your need to read. On sale over 30,000 gently-used hard cover and paperback and audio books. All 100% new contributions sorted by subject to make shopping a breeze. For more info: lacobooksale@msn.com, AUtley@lacordaire.net, 973 744 1156X27. Free.

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May
20
Friday

Montclair Community Band Spring Concert - Music for 'May in Montclair'

Montclair Community Band Spring Concert - Music for 'May in Montclair'Sponsored by Montclair Department of Parks and Recreation. Montclair High School Auditorium, Park St north of Chestnut. 7:30pm. Enjoy a free concert of movie tunes, big band favorites, marches and novelty pieces that will be fun for the whole family. Conducted by Jim Wasko, the Community Band is made up of adults from Montclair and the surrounding communities. For more info: www.MontclairCommunityBand.org, barbara.rudy@comcast.net, 973-744-1454. Free.

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Community Band Concert

Sponsored by Montclair Parks and Recreation and Cultural Affairs. 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair. 7:30pm. Jim Wasko conducts a band of 60 adult musicians performing show tunes, marches and band classics. Bring the family. For more info: www.montclairnjusa.org, pbrechka@montclairnjusa.org, 973 509 4915. Free.

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Lacordaire Academy Annual Used Book Sale

155 Lorraine Avenue, Montclair. 9am-8pm. Feed your need to read. On sale over 30,000 gently-used hard cover and paperback and audio books. All 100% new contributions sorted by subject to make shopping a breeze. Free admission and open to public. For more info: lacobooksale@msn.com, AUtley@lacordaire.net, 973 744 1156X27. Free.

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May
21
Saturday

May Fair

Sponsored by Nishuane PTA. 32 Cedar Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042. 11:00am. Mayfair, Nishuane School’s annual spring family festival, is back with rides, games, arts and crafts, music, and delicious local food. Come out and join us rain or shine! $10.00. Rain date: 05/21/2016.

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Bellevue Avenue Library History Tour

Sponsored by Montclair Library Friends and Friends of the Bellevue Avenue Library. 185 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043. 4:00 p.m. Bellevue Avenue Library History Tour. Meet at the library plaza (or inside if it's raining). A violent labor strike, a private meeting in Andrew Carnegie’s home office, and an impassioned petition by Upper Montclair residents all played a role in the creation of the Bellevue Avenue Library, a Carnegie library that opened in 1914 and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. This tour will highlight the building’s architecture both inside and outside and the story of how it came to be, illustrated with historic photographs. It will be led by Lisanne Renner, historian for Friends of Anderson Park and Co-sponsored by the Montclair Library Friends and the Friends of the Bellevue Avenue Library with support from the Montclair Public Library. For more information, contact montclairlibraryfriends@gmail.com or 973-744-0500, ext. 2257. Free. For more info: www.montclairlibrary.org/friends, montclairlibraryfriends@gmail.com, 973-744-0500. Free.

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The Last Ditch Book Sale

The Last Ditch Book SaleSponsored by Friends of Bellevue Avenue Library (FBAL). 185 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043. 12pm. The Second Last Ditch Book Sale presented by Friends of Bellevue Avenue Library will be held from noon to 6:00pm outside on the Bellevue Avenue Library Plaza. Incredible selections include hardcover and paperback, fiction, biography, literature, arts, cooking, children’s, movies and music on CD and DVD, and much more! Take advantage of amazingly low prices while browsing for rare volumes and hidden treasures with fellow book lovers. Buy a bag full of knowledge and create your own library, with 100% of proceeds going directly to support the Bellevue Avenue Library. For more info: www.fbal.org, ilmarv@verizon.net, 201 906 9308. Free.

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Strength and Conditioning for GOLF!

Strength and Conditioning for GOLF!Sponsored by ADVANCED FITNESS CONCEPTS / Gordon Waddell, PES,CSCS,CES. 125 Gates Ave, Montclair NJ 07042. 1:00pm. Golf is a sport- NOT a game! Like any sport you need to be properly trained and conditioned to not only excel but to avoid injury. Come learn the best exercises to enhance your game and prevent injuries! This comprehensive cutting-edge program combines the best elements of the Titlest Golf Performance Program, the C.H.E.K. Institute Golf Biomechanics course, and The National Academy of Sports Medicine Performance Enhancement Specialist training. Get the edge on your competition while learning to prevent common golf injuries to the back, shoulders, neck, elbow and wrist. Did you know that stretching your lower back causes golf injuries and that many common rotational exercises are destroying your spine (and swing)? Seated exercise machines in the gym can not enhance your game or prevent injuries and that doing crunches & sit-ups will take YARDS OFF YOUR DRIVES! Come learn what the pros are being taught. This workshop is for golfers of all levels who wish to crush their competition and learn how to play injury free for life! Reserve your space now. No walk-ins. Attendance is limited to 10 spots to ensure individual attention. Follow the link for more details. Reservations / registration required by 05/18/2016. For more info: https://fitmontclair.wordpress.com/may-in-montclai, Gordon@Advanced-Fitness-Concepts.com, 973-865-6691. Free.

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Family Garden Party

Family Garden PartySponsored by Presby Memorial Iris Gardens. 474 Upper Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043. Essex County Family Garden Party is a free community event sponsored by Essex County Parks with entertainment, crafts, face painting, booths from local organizations such as the Essex County Environmental Center and Master Gardeners, and various food trucks. A student art exhibit will also be featured. For more info: www.presbyirisgardens.org, info@presbyirisgardens.org, 973-783-5974. Free. Rain date: 05/22/2016.

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MAM Family Art Adventure

Sponsored by Montclair Art Museum. 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair. 2-3pm. Come to MAM for an hour-long, drop-in gallery program for children 5 and up and their adult companions. Explore and discuss artworks and engage in fun activities in MAM’s galleries and sculpture garden. For more info: www.montclairartmuseum.org, cintern <cintern@montclairartmuseum.org>, 973-746-5555. $15 per family/ $6 Family Mem.

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Lacordaire Academy Annual Used Book Sale

Sponsored by Lacordaire Academy. 155 Lorraine Avenue Montclair. 9am-5pm. Feed your need to read. On sale over 30,000 gently-used hard cover and paperback and audio books. All 100% new contributions sorted by subject to make shopping a breeze. For more info: lacobooksale@msn.com, AUtley@lacordaire.net, 973 744 1156X27. Free.

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May
22
Sunday

Lacordaire Academy Annual Used Book Sale

155 Lorraine Avenue, Montclair. 9am-5pm. Feed your need to read. On sale over 30,000 gently-used hard cover and paperback and audio books. All 100% new contributions sorted by subject to make shopping a breeze. Free admission and open to public. For more info: lacobooksale@msn.com, AUtley@lacordaire.net, 973 744 1156X27. Free.

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May
26
Thursday

Parenting Workshop: Sibling Rivalry

Parenting Workshop: Sibling RivalrySponsored by Mothers In Training, LLC. 615 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ 07043. 7:00-8:00pm. Join us for one of four parenting workshops: Explore Sibling Rivalry Why it occurs, what's at the root and how to prevent it from damaging relationships at home. This program is for adults ages 18 + and is limited to 25 participants. Reserve your seat by calling Mothers In Training: 973-493-6918. Reservations / registration required by 05/24/2016. For more info: www.mothersintraining.org, Mothersintraining.org@gmail.com, 973-493-6918. Free.

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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 4pm-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: www.presbyirisgardens.org, info@presbyirisgardens.org, 973-783-5974. Free.

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May
28
Saturday

Meet Eugene & Yosi: Family Concert and Puppet Show

Meet Eugene & Yosi: Family Concert and Puppet ShowSponsored by Montclair Public Library. 50 S. 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: http://www.montclairlibrary.org, lisa.sedita@montclair.bccls.org, 973-744-0500. Free.

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May
30
Monday

Memorial Day Services

Sponsored by Montclair Parks and Recreation and Cultural Affairs. Edgemont Park, Montclair. 10am. Memorial Day Services at Edgemont Park is sponsored by the Township of Montclair. In case of rain the event will be held at the Municipal Building, 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair. For more info: www.montclairnjusa.org, pbrechka@montclairnjusa.org, 973 509 4915. Free.

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May
31
Tuesday

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: www.montclairartmuseum.org, cintern@montclairartmuseum.org>, 973-746-5555. Free.

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