Walk, Run, Or Race at the Second Annual Mountie Pride Fun Run

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Mountie Pride Fun Run

Mark your calendars! The 2nd annual Mountie Pride Fun Run, co-sponsored by MFEE’s True Blue Spirit athletic initiative and the Montclair High School Athletic Department, will take place on Sunday, September 21. The event will once again feature the Community Pavilion, a 5K run and a 1 mile walk/run, plus new this year, a 5K competitive heat!

Besides being a ton of fun, the Mountie Pride Fun Run raises money for True Blue Spirit, helping to fund professional development for coaches, informational programs for student athletes and their parents, and banners and branding for MHS athletic facilities.

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Weekend Highlights: Labor Day Weekend Edition!

BY  |  Friday, Aug 29, 2014 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

labor day weekend

This is the last weekend before school starts and a three-day Labor Day weekend, so get out and have some family fun!

There aren’t many local events going on, but the long Labor Day weekend will give you many options.

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Here are this weekend’s highlights:

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Giveaway: Tickets to Disney’s Choo Choo Soul at NJPAC

BY  |  Monday, Aug 25, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (5)

Choo Choo Soul

WINNER: Congratulations to nycmontclair!

No lie. At the dinner table just this past weekend, we were reminiscing about Disney’s Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve and the Choo Choo Dance Crew. My 10 year old and I loved when the music video spots would play between shows on Playhouse Disney Junior. So I was really excited when I learned that Choo Choo Soul would be coming to NJPAC. If only I could convince my tween to go… We probably won’t go, but I do have a family 4-pack of tickets to give away to one lucky reader.

Disney’s Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve and the Choo Choo Dance Crew will perform at NJPAC on Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm and 5 pm

Imagine an incredibly hip duo who teach children A-B-Cs and 1-2-3s through music on an animated train … and Choo-Choo Soul is born! Disney’s Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve and the Choo Choo Dance Crew, the stage show adaptation of Disney Junior’s short-form music video series, follows the adventures of singer/train station manager Genevieve Goings and dancing/beatboxing engineer DC as they take kids to the jungle, the sea and magical locales while performing songs from classic Disney films: Continue Reading

Rent Party Throws its First Family Picnic

BY  |  Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Rent Party Family Picnic

Celebrating five years of raising money for local food banks while promoting local music for the community, first inn the South Orange – Maplewood area and recently in Bloomfield and other local towns, Chris Dickson and David Wagner of Rent Party wanted to throw a big bash. The Rent Party Family Picnic is what they came up with and it all happens on Saturday, September 6 in Maplecrest Park in Maplewood, NJ.

The day-long celebration of all things Rent Party will showcase local original music, including bands we have featured in our Dads Rock! series. And the writer of that series — Brian Glaser — just happen to play drums for Gumwall.

Here is the lineup of great music: 

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Montclair Film Festival’s Summer Series Ends With Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on Friday Night

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Who wants to see Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on Church Street this Friday night? Anyone? Anyone?

Take your teens to Montclair Film Festival’s final outdoor film of the season and welcome in the new school year with the hilarious 1986 classic. There will also be a special appearance by Big Mamou before the film.

You know, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” 

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Family Fun to be Had at St. Sebastian’s Feast and Carnival in Montclair

BY  |  Monday, Aug 18, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

St. Sebastian’s Feast & Carnival

The 88th St. Sebastian’s Feast and Carnival will fill Kaveny Field in Montclair with rides (including the new “Ring of Fire Roller coaster”), games, bocce, face painting and my favorite—zeppoles! It all happens from August 20 – 24.

Festivities end on Sunday, August 24 at 3:30 pm with the Procession of the statue of St. Sebastian beginning at Our Lady of Mount Carmel through the streets of Montclair, where it will arrive at the feast at 6:30 pm.

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Frozen Party and Benefit For Childhood Cancer at TuTu Spoiled in Montclair

BY  |  Monday, Aug 18, 2014 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Natalie Grace

Tutu Spoiled, a girls’ clothing boutique in Montclair, will host a community 5th birthday party in honor of New Jersey girl Natalie Grace and to benefit Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation (AWOCCF) on Sunday, September 14.

Families will enjoy a special appearances by Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen, a visit from the Montclair Art Museum art truck, snacks, singing, glitter tattoos, and more!  The first 50 girls will also receive a Tutu Spoiled Goodie Bag.

On August 16, 2012, Andrea Verdone received news that no parent ever wants to hear: her daughter, almost-3-year-old Natalie Grace, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The road ahead was sure to be long and fraught with worry and insecurity.

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Families Enjoyed the Montclair Jazz Festival

BY  |  Sunday, Aug 17, 2014 7:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Jazz fans of all ages filled Nishuane park to enjoy the sounds of Big Band, Afro Latin, Philly Soul and much more at the Montclair Jazz Festival.

The audience brought lawn chairs or spread blankets, they brought picnic lunches or bought food from a wide variety of vendors and families brought their kids to experience an afternoon of fun.

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Show Your Support For the Montclair Mounties White-Out Game

BY  |  Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Mounties White-Out Game

It’s ON, again! The Montclair Mounties Football White-Out Game on September 20 vs. Union City at Woodman Field is hoping for the biggest crowd in decades.

Buy your “White-Out Shirt,” show your Montclair Pride, and support the Mounties  at their first home game.  $12 “Official White-Out T-Shirts” went on sale August 15 and by purchasing and wearing one you’ll get FREE admission to all REGULAR season home games.

You can purchase an Official White-Out T-shirt at these location sponsors:

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YMCA of Montclair Swim Team is Holding Tryouts in September

BY  |  Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

YMCA of Montclair Swim Team

The YMCA of Montclair Dolphins Swim Team will hold tryouts for its 2014-15 season from September 5 through September 7. Swimmers ages 6 through high schoolers from across the region are welcome.

Here are the tryout dates for your little swimmers:

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