Archive for the 'Montclair' Category

Loving the scenery & greenery

If you need a Spring, Summer or Fall fix of gardens, lush landscaping and two beautiful homes, there are two spots in Essex County that are definitely worth a stroll or two.

Greenwood Garden in Short Hills, NJ  Greenwood Gardens link

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and Van Vleck in Montclair, NJ  Van Vleck link

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Montclair Jazz Fest

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Looking forward to seeing Paquito, Christian McBride and many others at the Montclair Jazz Festival.  For more details click the link. http://www.montclairjazzfestival.org/

Montclair Food and Wine Festival

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I’m looking forward to the Montclair Food and Wine Festival.  It takes place over multiple days (June 8-13) and there are several big events featuring the area’s talent of and of course it’s actual cuisine.  Music and Mirth!

1) Gala Dinner at the Manor (in West Orange)

2) Bourbon and Biergarten at Montclair Museum

3) Grand Tasting at the Montclair Museum

4) Kitchen Book Party and Signing

more details in the link below

http://montclairfoodandwinefestival.org/home/

Art Garage in Montclair

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The Art garage is an art school and a gallery – a place to experience first class art and music and a place to learn how to…

Upcoming shows include Jill Sobule (sold out friday) and James Maddock (Feb. 28)

Spring brings the GLAM St Fair – (Glen Ridge Av Merchant) which is currently taking vendor applications

 

http://artgaragenj.com

Montclair, Church St. rocking “walkable downtowns”

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Kudos for Montclair and Church Street in particular as a great place to dine, walk and shop.

Yes, Montclair has been named a semi-finalist in the ‘Great American Main Street’ Award which will be announced in March, 2015.  Westfield in 2004 was the last time a NJ town was a winner.

Also, the American Planning Association-New Jersey Chapter (APA-NJ) has named Church St in Montclair a ‘great place in NJ’.

Wide sidewalks, comfortable benches, window-shopping opportunities, alfresco dining, and outdoor entertainment are all enjoyable features of the block.

More details in the links below.

http://www.northjersey.com/news/business/midtown-selected-as-award-semifinalist-1.1111099

http://baristanet.com/2012/09/montclairs-church-street-recognized-by-planners/

Montclair film festival

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David Chase speaking tonite at Montclair film fest for all you Sopranos fans!

Of course the films too!  see the link for schedules

http://montclairfilmfest.org/2014/04/david-chase-on-filming-in-nj/

 

Essex county fall music ramping up

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SOPAC is ramping up the fall season with some good shows in September including Loudon Wainwright III, Toots & the Maytals, Southside Johnny, John Scofield, North Mississippi All Stars and many others.

I’ll post for shows in October, November and December too.  See the link for dates and ticket info.

http://sopacnow.org/shows/archives/2013/9

WELLMONT – Live Nation took over the management of the Wellmont Theater in Montclair from Bowery (Productions) Ballroom.  As a result, there was a really blank summer slate. They are planning to ramp up the show schedule shortly.  Right now they have booked Blink 182 for the first week.  Hoping they continue to book some of the same type of artists that BP featured.

http://www.thewellmonttheater.com/


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