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So many great local event sot enjoy this weekend!

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Here are some other great ways to spend your weekend:

ella mcdonaldThe Friday Night Outdoor Music Series at Watchung Booksellers continues with Ella McDonald, a MHS student, Indie Folk singer/songwriter. Sip a complimentary glass of wine, order dinner from Tiny Elephant, do some book shopping, and enjoy the music.

Friday Night Outdoor Music Series at Watchung Booksellers
Friday, June 12 from 5:30 pm – 7 pm
Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Rent Party

Friday night is Rent Party night in Maplewood! The monthly party was founded in 2009 in conjunction with the South Orange Elks, to benefit food pantries and fight hunger in SOMA. This weekend will feature Montclair’s own The Porchistas, Dollar Store Riot, and Heroes of Toolik.

Rent Party: The Porchistas, Dollar Store Riot, and Heroes of Toolik
Friday, June 12 at 8 pm
The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood, NJ
Minimum donation of $5

Hat City Streets Festival

The Third Annual Hat City Streets Festival Returns to the Valley Arts District in Orange & West Orange on Saturday, June 13. Go make a hat or wear your favorite hat, experience music that will get you grooving and dance that will get you moving — and enjoy great food, and family activities! The Festival is a day-long cavalcade of live music and dance performances, visual art exhibitions, and non-stop fun that celebrates the spirit and diversity of the region.

Hat City Streets Festival
Saturday, June 13 from 11 am – 7pm
Forest, Tompkins, and South Jefferson Streets in Orange, NJ
Sidewalk Sale

The annual Montclair Center Summer Sidewalk Sale happens this Saturday. The fun includes great sidewalk sales, many musical performances, a hula hooping master, and much more. Check out the live performance schedule here:

SidewalkSale2015header212 -1 pm: In the Dreamlife / Pop/Rock

  • 1 – 2 pm: Drums of Thunder / Hillside Schools’ drum corp
  • 2:30 – 3 pm: Izabelle the Amazing / Hula Hoops
  • 3:30 – 5 pm: Montgomery Band / Funk/Ska/Reggae
  • 6 – 8 pm: The Herreras / Latin Jazz
  • 8 – 10 pm Accidental Seabirds / Alternative/Indie

Montclair Center Summer Sidewalk Sale
Saturday, June 13 from 10 am – 5 pm (live performances on Center Stage from 6 – 10 pm)
Montclair Center


Jerry GantThe Art Garage presents their monthly-featured Drink & Draw with artist Jerry Gant. Jerry is currently exhibiting an installation entitled De La Soul: The Inner Sound at The Art Garage. The opening was held May 15th during the Montclair Art Walk, which was a great success! Jerry will lead a drink & draw which will exemplify the very concept of his installation. This will be a truly unique event and a fun night!

Drink & Draw with artist Jerry Gant
Saturday, June 13 from 7 pm – 10 pm
The Art Garage, 211 Glenridge Avenue Montclair, NJ 07042
$10 admission and BYOB. Register online here adn pay at the door

Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts (SMAPA) will present the talented dancers of its Performance Workshop Ensemble and The Junior Performance Workshop Ensemble on a special performance this Sunday. This event marks SMAPA’s 20th year as a non-profit arts education organization serving Montclair and neighboring communities, and celebrates founder/ director, Sharron Miller’s 20th year at the helm of the institution. All proceeds from this concert will benefit Scholarship Funds which serve hundreds of children each year.

Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts presents “Celebrating 20 Years”
Sunday, June 14 at 3 pm
Montclair Kimberley Academy, 201 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Tickets are $25 Adults / $15 Seniors / Children
North Jersey Pride Festival

The 2015 North Jersey Pride Festival—a family-friendly event that brings together LGBTQ and Straight Ally individuals, couples and families from all over the state—happens in Maplewood on Sunday. The Festival features a live stage with superb national and local talent; a huge Rainbow Kids Zone with inflatables, face painting, arts & crafts, along with a brand new Interactive Kids Stage with the Lizard Guys, story time, relay races, gymnastics, martial arts demos, and more; 100+ exhibitors and merchant/artist vendors; and the famous Five-Star Food Court featuring the best of our local New Jersey eateries. Admission is free and all are welcome!

North Jersey Pride Festival
Sunday, June 14 from 12 pm – 6 pm
Memorial Park Amphitheater, 123 Dunnell Road, Maplewood,NJ

Check out our Calendar for other local happenings and have a great weekend!