The first graders at Charles H. Bullock got a chance to strut their stuff on Tuesday at the Harvest Hoedown! From the opening Promenade Parade to Turkey in the Straw to the classics She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain and Hoedown!, the audience of parents and Kindergartners clapped and laughed and sang along with the enthusiastic square dancers.
Bradford Elementary School students walked up to 6 miles on the Montclair State University campus to raise money for Toni’s Kitchen at their Bradford-MSU walk-a-thon last week. Principal Naomi Kirkman proudly shares,” We were able to present Anne Mernin [of Toni's Kitchen] with a check for over $2,600.00! We are very proud of our students for embracing the importance of helping our community!”
Director Corey Rubel said the concept of a rock revue came to him, given the recent rise of rock musicals. SVPA had never done a rock show and he thought Showcase 2014: Rockin’ Out was a chance to do something different. The show has the feel of a rock concert and he has pushed his actors to explore what it is to be a rock star. Rubel has focused the first half of the show on the theatricality of rock music and the stories it tells, with a lot of upbeat songs and full company dance numbers. The second act focuses on the emotional content of rock music. Audiences can expect a ballad or two.
Tired of the same old ho-hum weekend activities? Consider the brand new Zam0ns game.
Packed with an exciting treasure hunt set against a mysterious meta-physical being backstory, the Zam0ns game is one that the whole family can enjoy together. Think geocaching expedition meets a healthy dose of alien intrigue and you’ll get the picture.
Montclair father Leo Aristimuno explains that the Zam0ns (that’s with a zero) are other-worldly beings who are here to guide us, play with us, teach and learn from us. They have recently visited Montclair and left us some interesting items to explore in a secret location tucked away in Nishuane Park in Montclair, otherwise known as #R00T_QUAD (with two zero’s).
Taking pictures with Santa is a yearly tradition, even if it means a photo of a screaming, terrified child on St. Nick’s lap. I’m so lucky to be invited to a close friend’s annual holiday kick-off party. Santa is the honored guest and my girls get to sit on his lap and share their wish list. I’m happy because I get great photos with no lines.
If you’re not as lucky, you can find Santa at our town tree lightings or even have him come to your home thanks to the Montclair PBA, but is a list of local Santa Photo-ops (and one with Mrs. Claus!):
Principal Michael Chiles of Montclair’s Hillside Elementary School just announced Glenfield teacher Mr. Patrick Krenn as Interim Assistant. The current Asst. Principal, Mr. Grosso leaves the district for a principal position in Bergen County on December 6:
Genies, princesses and wizards abound in the spellbinding tales of Scheherazade, the storytelling heroine at the center ofAladdin and Other Enchanting Tales which you can see at NJPAC on Saturday, November 23 at 2 pm.
Set to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, this inventive production for young audiences features masks, magic, pantomime and puppetry.See an evil sorceress transformed into a dragon, a huge genie rise out of a golden lamp, a handsome prince morph into a monkey, and much more, all thanks to the theatrical magic of the Philadelphia-based Enchantment Theatre Company. This inventive troupe’s production is a living lesson in the unique power of storytelling, all brought to life by a spellbinding mix of colorful pageantry. A cast of six actors portrays 45 characters in this adventure. Recommended for grades 1-4.