May in Montclair Calendar of Events

May
28
Sunday

Drop-In Studio

Drop-In StudioSponsored by Montclair Art Museum. 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042. 1-4pm. Drop by MAM's Helen and Bill Geyer Art Studio to explore a range of art materials and processes based on artwork on view in the galleries. Open-ended activities are designed to spark creativity in artists of all ages and abilities with seasoned MAM studio instructors standing by to provide hands-on assistance and technical advice. Come in for 20 minutes or stay for an hour and leave with your very own masterpiece. For more info: https://www.montclairartmuseum.org, 973-746-5555. Free.

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FOGGY MINDED BOYS AND FOGGETTES

46 Park St., Montclair, NJ 0042. 3pm. The Foggy Minded Boys first got together at a coffeehouse at the Central Presbyterian Church in Montclair, New Jersey in 2003. There were four of them then, all vocalists: Bob Bockstiegel (banjo), Neal Day, Bill Weeks, Kirk Woodward (keyboards and musical direction). Their music included bluegrass, country, folk, popular, and a little rock music, with an emphasis on uptempo numbers and comedy, including some original songwriting. They quickly decided that the purpose of the group would be to provide free entertainment to not-for-profit organizations for fundraising events. Along the way they have added additional members, also vocalists: Larry Frick (guitar) and McPaul Smith (bass), plus frequent appearances by Bob Whiteley (bass) and Rick Van Horn (drums). In 2015 they also began working with Jane Alenbach, Martha Day, and Barbara Sabella, a vocal trio skilled in close harmonies and inevitably known as the Foggettes. In pursuit of their mission, they have given well over one hundred performances to date, for churches, hospitals, nursing homes, charitable fundraisers, and public performances of all kinds, including the Pomona (NY) Music Festival. For more info: www.centralpresbyterian.net, music.centralpresbyterian@gmail.com. Free.

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May
31
Wednesday

Springtime in Paris

Sponsored by Bravo Alliance of Performing Artists. 153 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042. 7:30pm. Join Bravo for an unforgettable evening of songs and stories as it delves into the ways French composers have influenced American music. The program will feature David Maiullo, music director, Madelaine Warren and Alicia Vitale, sopranos; and Donald Boos, baritone. At the First Luther Church! For more info: Www.bravoalliance.org, Svitale1029@aol.com, 2016374312. $10.

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Roaming Readers-A Waking, Talking Book Club

Montclair Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave, Montclair.. Join the club! Teens and adults are invited to meet at the Montclair Public Library every other Thursday at 12pm for a 30-minute walk around the area while discussing a great read. May's book to be discussed is Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, by David Eagleman. The program runs from April-Sept. 2017 in partnership with the New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition. To register, email reference@montclair.bccis.org. For more info: jill.demarco@montclair.bccls.org, 973-744-0500 X2. Free.

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