Friday, June 30
SYMPHONY &FIREWORKS IN THE PARK: Want to start holiday weekend started with a big bang? Get your blankets, beverages, and buddies to Brookdale Park tonight for a free concert by NJSO followed by fireworks. Team Baristanet will be there enjoying a picnic dinner catered by Joe Bartoni’s Italian Market. Tonight, at 7:30 pm. Info: 973-368-3500.
KATMOSPHERE, IN CONCERT: Free, outdoors at Montclair Center Stage. 7p.m. Read the review.
Saturday, July 1
LIZARDS & SNAKES ALIVE: This one sounds real good for the kids. Opens Saturday, Museum of Natural History, CPW at 79th street. 2112-769-5100.
LIVE MUSIC NIGHT AT THE ENERGY BAR:
Melvin C √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú VOCALIST/GUITAR Performed w/ Lauren Hill, On Tour w/ John Legend. 1st Set: 8:30pm / 2nd Set: 10pm Admission: $15 (includes Food & Entertainment)
Every 1st Saturday of the month √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú doors open @ 8pm. www.energybarcafe.com
ORANGE ROAD, MONTCLAIR (Montclair√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s Historic South End Circle) (973) 746-7003 307
Tuesday, July 4
By now you all know about the train to the fireworks in Montclair; here’s where to find out all about 4th of July celebrations around Baristaville:
Bloomfield: Click here. If it’s raining, check here: 973-743-7593
Montclair: 973 509-49115 and here.
And, for a listing of fireworks all over the county and beyond, click here. (Thanks to Laura at The Star Ledger.)
And here’s one you don’t want to miss:
HOT DOG EATING CONTEST: How many quarter ound hot dogs can you down in 12 minutes? If you’re up to the challenge (remember, you have to eat the bun too), get over to Amazing Hot Dog in Verona this Tuesday. Each contestant received a free tee shirt; grand prize winner gets a 17 inch LCD television! Register by 11 am, contest starts at noon sharp, to be held simultaneously with Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Contest in Coney Island. 148A Bloomfield Avenue, Verona. 973433-3073
Thursday, July 6
Movies On The Lawn: Free Family Movie Night – “Ella Enchanted” will be shown outdoors at the Montclair Art Museum, 8 p.m. Courtesy of Montclair Rec & Cultural Affairs.
CAPOEIRA & SAMBA IN BLOOMFIELD: Local Capoeira group “Raiz do Brazil” presents a special outdoor performance, followed by Samba dancing, on the patio at Bloomfield Steak and Seafood House. $10 donation, to support Montclair based CRIANSA Connection. 409 Franklin St, Bloomfield. 973-735-3628.