BY Georgette Gilmore | Thursday, Dec 05, 2013 8:00am |
Every year for the past five years, Brother to Brother, a non-profit mentoring program servicing all Essex County middle and high-school males in 6th through the 12th grades, has sponsored a family winter breakfast for the residents, school officials, and township representatives that have supported our program of uplift for young men in the Montclair community.
Go and enjoy a delicious breakfast. No speakers, no speeches, no pitches — just a great time for the family! Brother to Brother is also collecting winter coats, scarves, hats, gloves to those less fortunate. Proceeds from the breakfast benefit Brother to Brother students through our college scholarship program.
BY Georgette Gilmore | Wednesday, Dec 04, 2013 8:00am |
The first of several roundtable meetings dedicated to World Language Education in Montclair K-5 schools takes place on Wednesday, December 11 from 7 – 9 pm.
Chief Academic Officer Gail Clarke will discuss the current practices, state standards pertaining to world language instruction, and the results of the recent language survey to which more than 600 Montclair families responded. Edgemont and Bullock parents Darryle Bogan and Garrett Morrison will describe how immersion education works in the NJ schools they have visited along with a question and answer period that will be moderated by Bradford parent Elizabeth Emery. The evening will conclude with brainstorming about how to implement a quality K-5 World Languages program in Montclair.
BY Announcement | Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013 8:00am |
Montclair High School School of Visual and Performing Arts (SVPA) presents Showcase 2014: Rockin’ Out, a rock musical revue beginning this weekend!
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.
BY Georgette Gilmore | Monday, Dec 02, 2013 12:00pm |
Newark Museum hosts Winter Festival of Lights, a holiday season kick-off celebration with performances, planetarium shows, tours, hands-on workshops, and holiday treats from around the world, on Thursday, December 5.
Activities for children and families include:
BY Georgette Gilmore | Friday, Nov 29, 2013 11:00am |
On Saturday, December 7, the annual Take Your Child To a Bookstore Day takes place, celebrating neighborhood bookstores and the love of reading.
Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day was created by Jenny Milchman, a local mom and author. Milchman loves bookstores. In fact, every summer, she packs her family in the car and they drive across the country visiting independent bookstores and spreading the word about Take Your Child to A Bookstore Day. Why? Because, explains Milchman:
BY Georgette Gilmore | Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 10:00am |
They may not be as grand as the tree at Rockefeller Center, but they light up our towns with as much joy.
Here are details to local tree lightings:
BY Georgette Gilmore | Monday, Nov 25, 2013 12:30pm |
On Wednesday, December 4, 2013, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lights up NYC with 45,000 lights on five miles of wire, and crowned by a Swarovski crystal star. This year marks the 81st anniversary of the most famous tree lighting.
You can join the tens of thousands who crowd around the sidewalks to see it or watch it broadcast live, along with performances, on NBC from 7 pm – 9 pm EST.
For me, Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the tree. As a child, my father would take me every year on my birthday, a week before Christmas. Now I take my children to keep the tradition.
BY Georgette Gilmore | Monday, Nov 25, 2013 8:00am |
The Montclair Field Hockey Booster Club will present a Self-Defense Class for MHS Students on December 4 and 5.
NYC instructor Gabrielle Rubin, who has appeared on CBS News, Katie, Bethany Ever After, ABC with Bill Ritter, will teach the two hour class will include a personal safety information session, along with practicing self defense moves designed to put students in control of their personal safety:
BY Georgette Gilmore | Sunday, Nov 24, 2013 1:00pm |
Fabulous Flix, a movie themed wreath won “Best in Show” prize last year
The elves at the Geyer Family YMCA in Montclair are very busy. They are getting ready to Decorate December with a holiday wreath contest, auctions, and a great big Family Festival on December 14.
BY Georgette Gilmore | Sunday, Nov 24, 2013 8:15am |
Many people love to brave the crowds and shop on the day after Thanksgiving. Not me. I like to shop locally and spend the rest of the day doing something fun with my family.
Here are some ways to have family fun on the day after Thanksgiving, and if you must shop, two “Drop & Shop” opportunities:
See a Show
The Polar Express: An IMAX Experience at Liberty Science Center
Who: All ages
What: The heart-warming film tells of a boy who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole on a journey of self-discovery. Based on the Caldecott Medal-winning children’s book written by Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express is directed by Oscar winner Robert Zemeckis and stars two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks.
When: Friday, November 29 at 6:15 pm
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ
Cost: Museum fee plus an additional $8.50 for children 2-12 and $11.25 for adults