The sweet springtime Egg Hunt drew kids of all ages to the 5th Annual Montclair Spring Fling today at Glenfield Park.
Doctor Bunny, aka 4th Ward Councilwoman Dr. Renee Baskerville, kicked off the event at the Wally Choice Community Center with a “move-athon” led by D’TaRelle Tullis of Pitter Patter Feet. Children also enjoyed a “make your best bonnet” hat making craft and a jellybean counting. DJ Denise Hamilton was on hand with her Karaoke Machine throughout the afternoon and topping off the entertainment was the family band Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym Jam.
Barista Kids and Baristanet were proud supporters of the spring fling, along with the Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation and the Fourth Ward Collaborative.
Enjoy a fun-filled day celebrating spring at Daffodil Day at Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit next Sunday, April 27.
This year’s celebration has you step back to the 1970′s with a ”Flower Power” celebration, featuring activities that the entire family can enjoy! There will be spring–themed games, nature crafts, and a guided parade through the Daffodil Bowl. A professional photographer will be on hand to take family photos. Food and refreshments will also be available in our Outdoor Flower Power Flea. Registration is not required.
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You can check our Calendar for all events this weekend, but here are this weekend’s highlights:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 Loudfeatures the stories offourteen 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.”