Catherinerubin2Went to an off the hook Halloween party this week (for kids, no less) that was even more incredible for the fact that this woman, Catherine Rubin, from Music Together in Montclair and Caldwell, kept some 30 preschoolers not only entertained, but practically transfixed. Some kind of black magic, maybe, but it worked.

If you need entertainment for your next kiddie bash, contact her through her business Cats Meow Music (201-247-0052). If you have any other favorite entertainers for hire — kiddie or adult — post them here…

Liz George is the publisher of Montclair Local.

3 replies on “Life of the Party”

  1. I have seen Catherine perform for adults and she is terrific. She writes her own music, has a beautiful voice and works with a wonderful back up band.

  2. I saw puppeteer Jennifer Levine perform “There Was an Old Lady” at the Montclair Pre-K harvest festival last weekend and she had my four-year old entraced, along with the other kids + parents in attendance. Jennifer is known to some as “Princess Moxie,” the name of another show she does — a great puppet musical. You can find out more at

  3. THere was a very funny show at the Y by puppeteer Jennifer Levine of Montclair…the classic “Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly”. The preschoolers were so involved: one little boy stopped crying and another child ignored her mother when she came to pick her up! Ms. Levine is very expressive and very charming…

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