For Sale Sundays: Kid’s Drum Set

Sunday, May 31, 2009 6:31pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

561px-2006-07-06_drum_set.jpgDoes your kid dream of being in Hillside School’s Drums of Thunder one day? Do you have dreams that your kid can be the next John Bonham? You’re in luck. A local mom is selling a youth drum set:

I have a youth size drum set that I purchased used from Rocktec on Bloomfield Avenue and paid $185 several years ago, so I would like something for them. The set needs new drum heads. Any budding drummer out there would get good use from it. Make me an offer.

If interested, you can contact her at (973) 509-9644 or email her. Hope it makes a lucky kid really happy. Maybe you can get her to throw in a bottle of Excedrin for the headache that you may get from all the banging.
Have something you’d like to list on our site? We’re willing to post it on Sundays, so shoot us an email.

Saturday in Montclair

Saturday, May 30, 2009 9:17pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Here are just a few of the amazing things that went on during an amazing Saturday in Montclair. In the slideshow below, see photos from the Hope for Kai Bone Marrow Donor Drive, Mayfair at Nishuane, Indigo Smoke, fire trucks & police on Bloomfield Ave., music on Church Street and the owners of Terra Tea.
On wonderful days like today, I can almost forget about the taxes.

Bone Marrow Donor Drive For Kai Tomorrow

Friday, May 29, 2009 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

kaianderson.jpgFive-year-old Kai Anderson of Manhattan was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of leukemia. Last week, we wrote about his heartbreaking story.
Kai needs a bone marrow transplant. You can help by going down to the Montclair Family YMCA tomorrow and take a simple cheek swab test to see if you are a match. If you are, donating bone marrow is a simple out-patient procedure.
Here are the details…

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Weekend Picks May 30 & 31

Friday, May 29, 2009 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

mayfair2.JPGLooking for a fun time this weekend? Here are a few choice activities.
On Saturday, head over to Nishuane School’s Mayfair celebration where you’ll find music by Parents Who Rock, entertainment, arts and crafts, a dunk tank, bouncy houses and delicious food, all with an international theme. If you see me, say hi. I will be at a booth selling Barefoot Books, my other gig. You can also head to Edgemont Park for the official grand opening of All Children’s Playground. Parents Who Rock will head on over after their Mayfair performance to entertain while you eat free milk and cookies.
Then on Sunday, 15 lucky kids will get a free children’s book at the beautiful Eden Wild Reading Room in Verona Park. Keep reading for all the details…

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A Night at the Museum

Friday, May 29, 2009 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

night at museum.jpgAn overnight at a museum? Action-packed with a Mt. Everest-like climb, mock snow, ice and rocks? At Barista Kids, we don’t normally cover stuff going on the other side of the Hudson, but we had to make an exception for this cool event.
Montclair Mom Anne-Marie Nolin is the Head of Communications at The Rubin Museum in New York City, and she’s helping plan the fourth annual night at the museum, called Peak Adventure: Himilayan Sleepover.
Montclair kid Rachel Rosenberg, a sixth grader, attended last year. “It was amazing,” she said. “The whole adventure seemed so real, and I made a lot of new friends. I met Luis Benitez and sherpas and a monk.” See Luis, a mountaineering expert, Rachel, her friend Sonia Abrams and another new buddy in the photo at left.
Get the details on the jump page…

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Overheard in Parentville

Friday, May 29, 2009 7:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

french toast.jpgDaddy to preschool-age son: “No. You ask Mommy for French toast and bacon. Then we might actually get some.”
–The Little Y
Teen girl #1 to another girl: “Puh-lease. You know we’re not Starbucks girls.”
Other girl: “We only do Dunkin.”
–Bobbi Brown Studio
Teen boy: “I honked and waved and screamed when I saw you. You never even looked.”
Girl: “IPod.”
–New York Sports Club
Did you overhear something while going about your daily parenting duties? Email us, and we’ll post it as soon as we stop eavesdropping.

Teens Do Greek Tragedy

Thursday, May 28, 2009 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

mhsdframaantigone.jpg“I am disgusted with your happiness!” heroine Antigone famously declares in the ancient play.
Hear Drisana Hughes, at left, say these words at the Montclair High School Amphitheater for one night only. The drama club has gone Greek this weekend, as in Greek tragedy. Friday, they will perform a modern version of Sophocles’ Antigone.
Antigone is one of my favorite plays, although unlike these smart kids, I read it in college. I related to Antigone because we’re both tough Greek chicks. Here are all the details…

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Swine Flu Comes to Montclair

Thursday, May 28, 2009 11:42am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Update: We hear the child is recovering well.
A Watchung Elementary School kindergarten student has Montclair’s first confirmed case of swine flu. Deep sigh. It’s the third case in Essex County. Read more swine flu news over at Baristanet.

Roller Derby Mom Skates for Good Reason

Thursday, May 28, 2009 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

belle cameron2.jpgWe don’t have to live in Brooklyn to be cool. Here in the New Jersey suburbs, we have our very own all-woman roller derby league, and some of these rollergirls are moms.
Garden State Rollergirls is a skater-owned and operated organization established in 2006 to bring this classic sport to New Jersey. They’re bum-rushing Branch Brook park this Friday for their 3rd Annual Charity Bout to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. I first heard about Rollergirls on Baristanet, and next year, I just may try out myself. Maybe.
We spoke to one of the league’s top skaters, Belle N. Somebashin’ (AKA Jeannine Corey of Nutley) about balancing her love of skating with parenthood. “My son has 40 of the most interesting aunts a kid could hope for,” she says. “Not many kids get Christmas gifts and birthday cards from their Aunt BoneSaw.”

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Day Trip: The Crayola Factory

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modelmagiccf.jpgAs a child, I was filled with excitement when I opened a box of new Crayola crayons. Seeing all the perfectly sharpened multi-colored rows of wax inspired me as if I were Van Gogh. If it was the big box of 64 with a sharpener attached, it was better than Christmas. I get that feeling again when we visit one of my favorite day trip destinations, The Crayola Factory.

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