It’s going to be jumpin’ tomorrow because Montclair’s Crane Park (you know, the little triangular park behind Lackawanna Plaza) is having a party, 11-4 pm. It’s all free, family-friendly fun.
Enjoy live music by The Dogz, then cuddle up with the dogs, presented by PAWS (adoptions encouraged). There’ll be yoga and taekwon-do demonstrations, cookie decorating, capoeira, bookbinding, make-up by Bobbie Brown, face-painting, balloon sculpture and parachute games for the kids.
Team Barista will be hangin’, passing out free Baristanet whizbees (because we can’t call them Frisbees). Stop by and say hi. But wait, there’s more:
Grand Opening and free champagne, at Chalk Farm, Glenridge Avenue’s newest arrival…
Broadway actor Jennifer Rae Beck moved to Montclair last year with hubby and kids, and just opened her dream store: a collection of home decor eclectica, furntiture, art, and baby gifts with a heavy dose of vintage. Think shabby chic – unusual items you’d expect to see in Anthropologie or ABC Carpets. Jen’s reinvented the old Montclair Glass store at 182 Glenridge Ave, naming her latest baby after a favorite tube stop in London.
What we liked: a burlap covered chaise, an iron chandelier with milky blue glass, vintage repro French linens, old French school maps, original sepia tint photographs, chinese thermoses, and Parisian bistro wine glasses…but don’t get me started.
Say hi to Jen on her opening day, enjoy some bubbly. The first 10 people to tell her they read about the store on Baristanet will get a free gift. Open every day except Monday. 973-744-7887