Find out what Aunt Sally’s beaded purse from the Roaring 20’s is really worth. How about that “genuine” Arts & Crafts ceramic vase you got for a steal – is it the real deal? You can find out this weekend at the 62nd Annual Glen Ridge Antiques Show, opening tomorrow the the Congregational Church, through Saturday. This is Essex County’s oldest antique show – 28 dealers are expected, bringing furniture, silver, Victoriana, and more.
Tonight preview the show at an opening reception which benefits MEND – an Essex County network of food pantries. The GR Women’s Association will also be serving meals and selling baked goods during the show.
Entrance is at the chapel door on Clark Street. Stop by for the opening party tomorrow night ($12), or on Friday 10-9, Saturday 10-4 ($7). Verbal appraisals of treasures you bring from home ($3/item) are available Friday and Saturday afternoons. 973-743-5596.

5 replies on “What’s Old Is New In Glen Ridge”

  1. Is it just my Swamp-Yankee DNA, or does it irk others to be charged $12 to simply view what a bunch of “antique” (quotes mine) dealers have to sell? Do these dealers charge admission to their stores? Can’t the church negotiate to get a piece of the action from the dealers, rather than the public? Sorry, it just bugs me…

  2. This falls under the theory, Conan, that if you charge for something it will be perceived as having value.

  3. Here’s a correction, PAZ. ALL proceeds go to charity. The church isn’t looking for a quick buck. 100% of what they make from people coming in the door goes to the local charities the church supports.

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