The drizzly, overcast weather didn’t stop Montclair families from having fun at Nishuane School’s annual community Mayfair yesterday. There was cotton candy to be eaten, bouncy houses to be bounced in, teachers to dunk, games to be played and fun to be had.
Chanda Hall captured the fun with her wonderful photos.
On Sunday, May 26, West Orange will hold its 9th annual Downtown Street fair. This is a great event, filled with vendors, activities, music, and an old-fashioned street fair quality. And we can’t forget the food—zeppoles, kebabs ice cream and more! This great yearly event is organized by the Downtown West Orange Alliance.
If your children love getting dirty then the new Essex County 4-H Youth Farm Camp is a perfect way for them to get closer to nature and understand the connection between land and where our food comes from.
The Farm Camps will be held at the Urban Farmers Initiative on Orange Road behind the Montclair Historical Society. As well as a community garden, the site houses a chicken coop. This green space will grow organic produce that will be sold at farmer stands and donated within the community to senior groups and food pantries.
The campers will have the opportunity to get out into the field each day and work in the garden, getting their hands dirty by pitching in with farm chores and learning a new theme centered around the garden.
Farm Camp Consultant and Montclair resident , Danielle Yatrakis said “4-H camp will enable people to learn about a community farm”.
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Here are your weekend highlights:
Bring your American Girl Dolls to the Geyer Family YMCA for a special Friday night event. (Friday, May 17)
“Tee off” with your friends and family at the first ever Mini Golf Day at the MPL. (Saturday, May 18)
There are new animals at Turtle Back Zoo! Sea Lion Sound Exhibit recently opened, the largest exhibit to be developed in the zoo’s history.
The Grand Opening was on April 10, and featured special guests Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive, and Governor Chris Christie, who is pictured below cutting the ceremonial ribbon, and also exploring the new Touch Tank:
Update: MayFest is rescheduled for next Sunday, May 26, due to the rain.
With Springfield Avenue Partnership as the host and Walgreens as the presenter, Maplewood MayFest will celebrate its 12th Anniversary on Sunday, May 19 Sunday, May 26.
Performances by top local bands plus great family friendly activities, such as a petting zoo and pony rides, a kiddie train and inflatable rides, a balloon sculpture artist and lots of fun activities for kids. there will also be vendors, artists, a Classic Car show and more to enjoy.
There’s nothing we can do. The Cicadas are coming. But The Art Garage in Montclair is making the best of the freaky situation by having an Cicadageddon Art Contest in honor of the infamous Brood II hatching cicadas all along the East Coast. The contest is open to artists in the following categories:
Any kind of art medium is allowed! Kids, with help from their parents if needed, can submit a photo of their work with this entry form to The Art Garage—Email here.
It’s spring, the weather is warm and sunny, and you’re probably thinking of your summer vacation right now, but we have a very, early Christmas gift for you—A Presale for tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular®!
The radiant Radio City Music Hall will be decked out for the season and the Rockettes will shine like never before in a breathtaking new number that transforms the stage into a glistening winter wonderland! Share in the joy with Santa, the Nutcracker, and the unforgettable Living Nativity. Performances begin on November 8, 2013.
Click here and use code PREMOM for special access to great seats before tickets go on sale to the general public on May 21, 2013 at 11 am.
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on the enchanting 1989 Disney animated film and one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, Disney’s The Little Mermaid at Paper Mill Playhouse will delight and enchant all ages.
The score features the classic songs “Part of Your World,” “Kiss the Girl” and the Academy Award-winning Best Original Song, “Under the Sea” composed by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and his longtime collaborator, the late Howard Ashman, as well as new songs by Mr. Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater. The book for the musical is by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Doug Wright. The production also features a cast of talented Broadway veterans. Time Magazine has called the show, “One of the most ravishing things I have ever seen on a Broadway stage.”
“The Paper Mill Playhouse version of Disney’s The Little Mermaid has never been seen before,” stated director Glenn Casale. “The script and the structure of the piece are entirely new. Ursula and Triton have new songs. It is a family adventure that you will want to share with your sons and daughters.”
Disney’s The Little Mermaid will be performed eight times a week from May 29 through June 30, Wednesday through Sunday at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ.
Barista Kids is so excited to announce, thank to the generosity of Paper Mill Playhouse, a Family 4-pack ticket giveaway for the first preview performance on Wednesday, May 29 at 7 pm:
Bring the family for a paddle boat ride on the lake, see the kids create a sand art masterpiece, and enjoy a fresh baked muffin, a sticky bun or even a pickle on a stick all while strolling the paths of beautiful Verona Park the weekend of May 18 and 19. Wooden airplanes and trucks, clever animal towels and colorful jewelry creations can be found among the 140 fine artists and crafters for the 28th Annual Fine Art and Crafts at Verona Park Show.
While the adults will find their own fine art and fine craft treasures, the kids will find creations for them as well. Be sure to stop by Basking Ridge residents Joyce Cygler and Noreen Capo, of Way Cute Kids, to see their creations of adorable hooded towels for newborns, toddlers and children up to age 9. With these creative towels, kids can have fun pretending to be a dragon, a monkey, a princess, or even a shark!