This weekend’s big headline: Saturday, mid to high 80’s!
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If that’s not enough to get you going, there’s a lot to fill your calendar. Barista Kids has it all spelled out for families who love art, adventure, and trips to the Big Apple. Mini paleontologists will dig Dinosaur Day at Newark Museum,
Tonight, Friday April 30 _Empty Bowls Project
Montclair High School students are hosting a dinner to raise funds for the hungry. You are invited to come and enjoy some yummy fare (some donated by local restaurants, some cooked by MHS students) in a student made bowl. The way it works: Guests select a bowl, fill it with food, and take it home when they’re done! Cost: $10 Time: 7-9 PM Place: MHS Annex Cafe, Park Street and Chestnut. Proceeds will be donated to Tony’s Kitchen in Montclair. For more info, call.917-365-1339.
Saturday, May 1
If there are tulips, it’s May in Montclair…

Tomorrow’s launch of Montclair’s most beautiful celebration, is the start of a ton of fun all month long. The kick-off is a town-wide competition for the prettiest storefront. Watchung Plaza will be hosting a May Day Celebration all day… come out for the Pup Parade at 11am.
Saturday is Essex County’s Hazardous Waste Disposal Day, in Cedar Grove click here for more information.
Saturday is also National Free Comic Book Day. Check here for local comic events.
VAN VLECK HOUSE & GARDENS 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair NJ 07042 (973) 744-4752 will hold their annual plant and garden extravaganza. Get there early, lines always form around the block. Don’t forget to make time to hear guest lecturer, Wanda Knapik, owner of My Local Garden, at 11:00am. She’ll be talking about growing heirloom tomatoes (the VV signature plant this year). The lecture is free and open to the public.
Sunday, May 2
Jazz Legend Yvette Glover, Pouring Her Soul 2-4 pm at lThe Salvation Army Auditorium, 13 Trinity Place, Montclair. Yvette Glover, one of the most sought after jazz vocalists and song stylists in the United States today tells it her way – on everything from life in the music biz to being the mom of the greatest tap dancer the world has ever seen! Sponsored by Montclair Arts Council. More info here.
ANDERSON PARK SPRUCE-UP – Volunteers and Green Thumbs needed. Friends of Anderson Park could use some helping hands with springtime mulching, weeding, litter collection, and invasive-plant removal. We’ll also be clearning debris out of Tony’s Brook, part of the Passaic River watershed, improving the flow downstream. Bring gloves, shovels and other tools if possible. Meet at 1 p.m. by the bathrooms near Parkside Road at the southeast corner of the park. Anderson Park is at the corner of Bellevue and North Mountain Avenues in Upper Montclair. Information: (973) 495-9056 or For more Anderson Park events in May, such as the Historic Walking Tour and Victorian Day on May 15, visit
For a leisurely walk around Glen Ridge, you may want to join the Glen Ridge Annual House Tour.
Check our calendar for more events.