BY Georgette Gilmore | Friday, Apr 18, 2014 2:00pm |
There are some great family events to enjoy this holiday weekend.
Most of the events are Easter egg hunts and celebrations, but there are some other fun happenings to enjoy. The Jewish Museum hosts a Freedom Art Jam: Art and Dance Party for Passover, Earth Day celebrations begin this weekend, and it’s National Parks Week.
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You can check our Calendar for all events this weekend, but here are this weekend’s highlights:
BY Georgette Gilmore | Friday, Apr 18, 2014 8:00am |
We told you about how the second annual “Welcome To Walnut Street” fair will showcase all of the best the neighborhood has to offer on Saturday, May 3, over on Baristanet. What we didn’t tell you is how much it will offer for kids and a super sweet detail.
Montclair Bread Company, whose Sunday doughnuts have become a huge addiction for families, will be making special Barista Kids mini-doughnuts with strawberry and chocolate glazes all covered in sprinkles — and they’re on us! Kids can enjoy a free doughnut courtesy of Barista Kids during the sidewalk fair.
Pretty sweet, right?
BY Georgette Gilmore | Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 12:00pm |
Editor’s Note: We’re re-posting this guide, which has even more Easter fun events, including a fun West Orange Spring Fling event tonight!
The Easter Bunny is making his rounds before he gets busy filling baskets on Easter Sunday, April 20. You can catch him at several events leading up to the big day: egg hunts, brunch, train rides, crafts and more.
He is one busy bunny:
BY Georgette Gilmore | Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 10:00am |
The cot in Edison’s library
Starting this Saturday, it’s National Parks Week. All 401 National Parks in the U.S. are FREE to the public between April 19 – 27. In addition, Saturday, April 26 is Junior Ranger Day. Kids can learn about a day in the life of a National Park Service ranger and how junior rangers can help preserve park resources. Activities will include model-building, phonograph demonstrations, outdoor scavenger hunts, and exhibits about local National Parks.
There are two great National Parks in New Jersey and they are both less than 30 minutes away: Edison National Historic Siteand Morristown National Historic Park:
BY Kristin Wald | Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 8:00am |
When was the last time you were told to “Listen to your mother”? In May, Baristaville will have a chance to listen to many stories of motherhood from all points of view. After several days of auditions that narrowed down almost 100 stories about mothers and motherhood, the selected authors for the inaugural year of the North Jersey Listen to Your Mother cast are getting ready to share their words with all of us at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on May 10th at 5 PM.
Organizers Sandy Rustin and Deborah Goldstein narrowed down the scores of auditions to fifteen authors and performers, many from the Maplewood/South Orange area. Each performer will share their personal stories, some humorous, some heartbreaking, as Listen to Your Mother (LTYM) continues its tradition of giving motherhood a microphone — this time in New Jersey!
BY Georgette Gilmore | Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 10:00am |
Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional theatre in residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, is presenting the New Jersey premiere of Motherhood Out Loud, a play about parenting.
This collection of pieces about motherhood from every angle comes to Dreamcatcher fresh from its recent Off-Broadway run at Primary Stages in New York City. Both heartbreaking and hilarious, Motherhood Out Loud features the stories of fourteen writers. Utterly unpredictable, Motherhood Out Loud shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations.
Variety called the show “Chicken Soup for the Mom,” while BackStage summed it up as “storytelling at its sweetest.”
BY Georgette Gilmore | Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 8:00am |
Save the date! On May 18 Bike&Walk Montclair and Diamond Cycle invite families to participate in the first ever Montclair Bike Scavenger Hunt!
Solve all the clues and you’ll be entered to win the $1,000 Cash Grand Prize or one of our other prizes, including a new Cannondale bicycle or jet simulator ride valued at $2,500.
The Bike Scavenger Hunt is not a race. It’s a family-friendly event with additional fun activities throughout the day at Lackawanna Plaza, which will be closed to cars throughout the event.
Here’s how it works:
BY Georgette Gilmore | Monday, Apr 14, 2014 8:00am |
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement.
Earth Day 2014 is on April 26 and there are many local family events to celebrate our planet:
BY Georgette Gilmore | Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 10:00am |
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant is a Jersey Shore must with kids. There is Boardwalk food to enjoy, games to spend all your money on, a fun Aquarium and many rides for thrills!
Every year around Easter, Jenkinson’s holds a 2 For 1 Ride Ticket Sale. If you plan to take the kids down to Point Pleasant this summer, and you should, this deal is worth it:
BY Georgette Gilmore | Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 8:30am |
Zoey Aster Penny is a beautiful, sweet little girl from Verona with Progeria, a fatal disease that prematurely ages kids many times faster than normal. Team Zoey, an organization started by her parents, includes every one who helps in the Fight Against Progeria. This could mean you.
Team Zoey holds various events to raise money for the Progeria Research Foundation to find a cure and develop treatments for all the kids suffering from this disease. The next event is Team Zoey Spring Fling on Friday, April 25.
It will be a fun, family night of events including a special live science show featuring Mad Science as well as face painting, manicures, tattoos, bake sale, pizza, drinks and much more!