So many great local events to enjoy this first weekend of October!
We told you about:
- Open Streets and Tour de Montclair
- Applegate Farm’s and Turtle Back Zoo’s Oktoberfests
- Morristown Festival of Books
- The Making of Donald Trump Book Discussion
- Violent Femmes at The Wellmont
Here’s what else is happening:
On Saturday, the Historical Society of Bloomfield (HSOB) will hold a Museum Attic Treasures Sale. Historical items from the HSOB museum and other Bloomfieldiana and New Jerseyana will be available for purchase. Other items include sewing machines, artwork, train memorabilia, 1976 camera, curiosities, U.S. Bicentennial, all kinds of fun things. All proceeds go to support the Historical Society of Bloomfield, NJ. Come and find some cool and nifty hometown items!
Historical Society of Bloomfield to hold “Museum Attic Treasures Sale”
Saturday, October 1 from 10 am – 3 pm
Bloomfield Library, 90 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ
Free to attend
NJPAC presents An Evening of Elegant Soul at its annual Spotlight Gala this Saturday. The night will feature four of the most respected artists in the music world today: Leslie Odom, Jr. (of Hamilton fame), Cynthia Erivo, Kenny Lattimore and music director Christian McBride. The 90-minute performance includes a 20-minute Gala awards ceremony and special performance by students from NJPAC’s Arts Education program.
NJPAC Spotlight Gala
Saturday, October 1 at 7 pm
NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark. NJ
Tickets are $ 50 and up and can be purchased online here
Or head upstairs at Tierney’s on Saturday night to see the Lil’ Bastad. The tongue in cheek name is evidence of the winning humor and unique style that instantly connect their audiences with their music. This five piece blues-based band formed in 1999 through their musicianship and great love for the Blues, R&B and Funk. Lil’ Bastad combines “old school” styles with their own contemporary feel, to form a winning musical balance.
Saturday, October 1 at 9 pm
Tierney’s Tavern, 136 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ
Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash performs at at MAYO Performing Arts Center on Saturday night. Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee–with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with The Hollies. Nash performs classic hits such as “Teach Your Children,” “Our House” and “Just a Song Before I Go,” and songs from his new studio album, The Path Tonight.
Saturday, October 1 at 8 pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ
Tickets are $39 – $79 and can be purchased online here
Peak Performances presents the American premiere of The Forgotten/L’Oublié(e) this weekend. Raphaëlle Boitel, “one of the most remarkable performers on the European visual and physical theater scene,” makes her directorial debut with The Forgotten/L’Oublié(e). A woman searches for the man she loves. Wandering through the ruins of her memory, she encounters moments of ecstasy, secret dreams, and haunting apparitions. With extraordinary physical prowess, the company of six performers flies, glides, and dives to create a parallel world of startling beauty. The Forgotten plunges you into a dreamlike world of flight and fantasy to tell one woman’s tale of loss, yearning, and discovery. 60 minutes, no intermission.
October 1 at 8 pm and October 2 at 3 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online here
This weekend is a Museums On Us weekend, which means that any Bank of America or Merrill Lynch cardholder will receive free museum admission to the following area museums:
- Montclair Art Museum (MAM), 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
- Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ.
- Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, 591 Broad Street, Newark, NJ.
- Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ.
- Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art – The Met Cloisters, 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park New York, NY
- Whitney Museum of Art, 945 Madison Avenue, New York, NY.
- Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, New York, NY
- Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 East 91st Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues)
- Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave, Astoria, NY
Museums on Us
Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2
Free admission for each cardholder (debit or credit) at participating museums
Check our Calendar for more happenings this holiday weekend and enjoy!