August 2, 2014

Summer Streets NYC

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 7:00am
Filed Under: Families, NYC
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Who: All ages.
What: On three consecutive Saturdays in the summer, nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are opened up for everyone to play, run, walk and bike. Activities include: dance performances, sand art, interactive photo booths, water sprinklers, rock climbing wall, zip line, learn to bike classes, food, music, and much more!
When: Saturday, August 2 from 7 am – 1 pm, Repeating every week — Saturday through Saturday, August 16
Where: Park Avenue from Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, NYC.
Cost: Free.

Kids Workshop at Home Depot: Kids Workshop at Home Depot:

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 9:00am
Filed Under: Ages 5-12 with an adult, Bloomfield, Clifton, Vauxhall
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Who: Young carpenters ages 5 – 12.
What: The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while at the same time helping to instill a sense of accomplishment. In addition to the newly constructed project kit, each child receives a kid-sized orange apron, similar to The Home Depot associates’ aprons, and an achievement pin.
Where: Your local Home Depot:
60 Orange Street, Bloomfield, NJ
955 Bloomfield Avenue, Clifton, NJ
2445 Springfield Avenue, Vauxhall, NJ
When: Saturday, August 2 from 9 am – noon.
Cost: Free.

Museums on Us Weekend

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 10:00am
Filed Under: Families, Jersey City, Montclair, Morristown, Newark, NYC
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Who: Lovers of arts and culture of all ages.
What: Bank of America / Merrill Lynch offers free admission for cardholders to participating museums the first weekend of each month.
Where: Participating Museums:

  • Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art
  • Liberty Science Center
  • Montclair Art Museum
  • Morris Museum
  • Newark Museum
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Whitney Museum of Art
  • New-York Historical Society
  • Staten Island Children’s Museum
  • Brooklyn Children’s Museum
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • El Museo de Barrio

When: First weekend of the month–Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3
Cost: Free for each cardholder.

Bike Right – Learn to Ride

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 10:30am
Filed Under: 5 and up, Roseland
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Who: Ages 5 and up
What: Make learning to ride a bike easier with TransOptions Bike Right Learn to Ride class, which will teach children the safe, easy and effective way to learn to ride. Using this “balance first” method, parents help get their children rolling while the child does most of the work. Participants learn the basics of balancing, starting, stopping and steering a bike, as well as proper helmet fit and adjustment. Please bring a helmet and a bike in good working order. In the event of rain, class will be rescheduled.
Where: Essex County Environmental Center, Garibaldi Hall, 621A Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ
When: Saturday, August 2 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $7 per child. Advance registration and payment are required. For information, call 973-228-8776.

Summer Social at Grounds for Sculpture

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 11:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Families, Hamilton
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Who: All ages
What: Beat the heat and celebrate summer at the second annual Summer Social Picnic! Explore the park during one of the themed summertime tours, make your own work of art in at Painterly Plates Workshop (based on the work of Seward Johnson’s “Midnight Snack Art” trays) or become a guerilla gardener in our Seed Bombs Workshop! Visit The Gazebo BBQ, grab a partner for the Egg Toss or relax to some good ol’ Dixieland classics!
When: Saturday, August 2 from 11 am – 4 pm
Where: Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ
Cost: Free with park admission.

Creativity Can Day at Just Kidding Around

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 11:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Montclair
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Who: All ages
What: Join in the fun and use a Creativity Can to show the wonder of your imagination! Each can comes with enough supplies to create endless amounts of art and inspiration.
Where: Just Kidding Around, 507 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ
When: Saturday, August 2 from 11 am – 4 pm
Cost: Free

Family Fun Nights at Turtle Back Zoo

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 4:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Families, West Orange
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Who: All ages
What: When the temperatures are cooler and the workday is over, head to the zoo for some summertime extended hours!
Where: Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ
When: Daily, June 25 – August 27, 4:00 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $11 adults / $8 children and seniors / free for children 23 months and under

Summer Concert Under the Stars: Steve Alexander and The Jazz Generation

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 7:30pm
Filed Under: All ages, Families, Wayne
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Who: All ages
What: Join Steve and the band for a fun evening of jazz selections from the American songbook. Wear your dancing shoes!
Where: Atrium at the Wayne YMCA, 1 Pike Drive, Wayne, NJ. In the event of inclement weather, concert will be held indoors in the Rosen Theater.
When: Saturday, August 2 at 7:30 pm
Cost: $13 in advance; $18 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here or call 973-595-0100.

Dozin’ with Dinos at Field Station

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 8:00pm
Filed Under: 5 and up, Secaucus
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Who: Ages 5 and up
What: The dinosaurs come alive at night! The thrill of adventure awaits as you set out on the ultimate cretaceous campout. Before you sleep under the stars, explore lantern-lit dinosaur trails, experience Dinosaurs Alive! 3D movie, and finish the night with s’mores and songs by the light of the campfire with the Dinosaur Troubadour — and other surprises along the way. Activities are scheduled for 8 pm to 12 am. Sleep on cots in large, army-style tents among the dinosaurs.
Where: Field Station: Dinosaurs, 1 Dinosaur Way, Secaucus, NJ
When: Saturday, August 2, 8 pm – Sunday, August 3, 8 am and Saturday, August 23, 8 pm – Sunday, August 24, 8 am
Cost: $75; $50 for season pass holders. One adult must be present for every three children. Advance purchase is required; to reserve your space or for more information, click here or call 855-999-9010.

August 3, 2014

Museums on Us Weekend

Date & Time: Sunday, Aug 03, 2014 10:00am
Filed Under: Families, Jersey City, Montclair, Morristown, Newark, NYC
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Who: Lovers of arts and culture of all ages.
What: Bank of America / Merrill Lynch offers free admission for cardholders to participating museums the first weekend of each month.
Where: Participating Museums:

  • Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art
  • Liberty Science Center
  • Montclair Art Museum
  • Morris Museum
  • Newark Museum
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Whitney Museum of Art
  • New-York Historical Society
  • Staten Island Children’s Museum
  • Brooklyn Children’s Museum
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • El Museo de Barrio

When: First weekend of the month–Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3
Cost: Free for each cardholder.

Get Pop-Cultured: James Patterson Day

Date & Time: Sunday, Aug 03, 2014 1:00pm
Filed Under: Families, Livingston
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Who: All ages
What: Celebrate America’s bestselling author on Sunday, August 3 with a special, one-day-only offer on all adult, kids’ and teen books by James Patterson, plus fan trivia, discussions and much more.
Where: Barnes & Noble, Livingston Mall, 112 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston.
When: Sunday, August 3 at 1 pm
Cost: Free.

August 4, 2014

Movie Monday: Light & Color

Date & Time: Monday, Aug 04, 2014 2:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Glen Ridge
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Who: All ages
What: Come to Glen Ridge Library and watch Bill Nye the Science Guy explain the world of science!
Where: Glen Ridge Public Library, Meeting Room, 240 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ
When: Monday, August 4 from 2 – 3 pm
Cost: Free

August 5, 2014

Madison Square Kids Free Concert Series: The Okee Dokee Brothers

Date & Time: Tuesday, Aug 05, 2014 10:30am
Filed Under: Uncategorized
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Who: Families with little kids
What: Madison Square Kids is a free summer entertainment series for children on the Oval Lawn in historic Madison Square Park.
Where: Madison Square Park’s Oval Lawn, Madison Avenue and 25th Street, NY, NY.
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings at 10:30 am until August 7. Check performers lineup here.
Cost: Free.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Date & Time: Tuesday, Aug 05, 2014 11:00am
Filed Under: Ages 3-9, Morristown
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Who: Ages 3 to 9
What: This wonderful story is brought to life with songs, movement, percussion instruments, puppets and even a giant moon mask as children join in with the storyteller, even becoming a butterfly themselves!
Where: Morris Museum, Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ
When: Tuesday, August 5 from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Cost: $10 members / $12 non-members. Call 973-971-3706 for tickets.

ZOOM ZOOM! Rocket Craft at MPL

Date & Time: Tuesday, Aug 05, 2014 3:00pm
Filed Under: Ages 6 to 11, Montclair
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Who: Ages 6 to 11
What: A rocket is simply a chamber filled with pressurized gas. Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion, “Action and Reaction,” will be demonstrated. This law states that “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.” Come to the library and experiment with different types of rocket cars and make your own to take home.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 3rd Floor, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ
When: Tuesday, August 5 at 3 pm
Cost: No registration required, while supplies last. Montclair card holders receive priority registration; please bring your card.

August Craft Nights at Just Kidding Around

Date & Time: Tuesday, Aug 05, 2014 5:00pm
Filed Under: 5 and up with adult, Little Kids, Montclair
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Who: Craft lovers
What: Come and create fun crafts with your child!
August 5 – Color In Tattoos (ages 5 and up)
August 12 – Face Painting (ages 3 and up)
August 19 – Game Night: Yikerz! (ages 7 and up)
August 26 - Back to School Drawing (ages 4 and up)
Where: Just Kidding Around, 507 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ
When: Tuesdays: August 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 5 pm
Cost: Free

August 6, 2014

Family Storytime @ Bellevue Avenue Branch

Date & Time: Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014 11:00am
Filed Under: 0-5 with an adult, Montclair
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Who: Newborns through 5 years old with caregiver
What: Share books, stories, fingerplays, rhymes and music with your children. Enjoy a story session that encourages a love of reading and fosters the development of early literacy skills. Children of all abilities welcome.
Where: Kids Place at the Bellevue Branch of Montclair Public Library, 185 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair, NJ
When: Wednesday, August 6 at 11 am
Cost: Free

Fizz Boom Tales with Jonathan Kruk

Date & Time: Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014 1:00pm
Filed Under: Grades 4-8, Grades K-3, Montclair
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Who: Grades K to 8
What: Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk returns to MPL with two story sessions! Young children (K-Grade 3) can enjoy Fizz Boom Adventure - fables, fairy tales and science skits. Can a wolf really blow houses down? How do trees talk? Older kids (Grades 4-8) can enjoy Fizz Boom Inventors - stories that show the lives, frustrations and triumphs of inventors: it took Edison 10,000 tries to get the light bulb right, but the telescope got invented by child’s play. Learn about the movie star who found Broadband, and why it took a “monomaniac” to make the first successful steamboat.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 3rd Floor, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ
When: Wednesday, August 6 at 1 pm (K-Grade 3) and 3 pm (Grades 4-8)
Cost: Free

Garden Discoveries at Van Vleck: Butterfly Fun

Date & Time: Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014 3:00pm
Filed Under: 3-5 years with adult, Montclair, Pre-K
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Who: Ages 3 – 5 with an adult
What: Garden Discoveries classes inspire children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities and specimens.
Where: Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ
When: Wednesday, August 6 from 3 – 4 pm
Cost: $7 Friends; $12 others. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 973-744-4752, ext. 3, or email here.

Storytelling with Balloons @ Bellevue Avenue Branch

Date & Time: Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014 6:15pm
Filed Under: Ages 3-7, Montclair
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Who: Ages 3 to 7
What: Storyteller, Cheryl Anne, mesmerizes all while creating colorful animal balloon sculptures during the telling of her original stories: “Pirate Adventures” and “Under the Sea.”
Where: Kids Place at the Bellevue Branch of Montclair Public Library, 185 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair, NJ
When: Wednesday, August 6 at 6:15 pm
Cost: Free

Hoboken’s Movies Under the Stars: Despicable Me

Date & Time: Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014 7:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Families, Hoboken
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Who: Movie lovers
What: Come for free outdoor movie screenings overlooking the beautiful Manhattan skyline! For best seating, come early and bring a blanket or low-back chair. You may bring a picnic, but alcohol consumption is not permitted and subject to a fine. There will be live, kid-friendly pre-show entertainment at 7 pm on August 6, 13 & 20. In case of heavy rain, film presentation will be canceled and rescheduled to August 13 & 20 beginning around 9:30 pm following the regularly scheduled film. Click here for updates and further information.
Where: Pier A Park, at First Street and Frank Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, NJ
When: Wednesdays, June 11 – July 23 at 9 pm: June 11, Gravity, Rated PG-13; June 18, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Rated R; June 25, Saving Mr. Banks, Rated PG-13; July 9, American Hustle, Rated R; July 16, On the Waterfront, Rated NR; and July 23, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Rated PG-13. Wednesday, July 30 at 8:15 pm: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Rated PG. Wednesdays, August 6 – 20 at 8 pm: August 6, Despicable Me, Rated PG; August 13, The Lego Movie, Rated PG; and August 20, Frozen, Rated PG.
Cost: Free

August 7, 2014

Forensics 101 with the Montclair Police Department

Date & Time: Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 3:00pm
Filed Under: 12 and up, Montclair, Teens, Tweens
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Who: Ages 12 and up
What: The MPD would like to offer a little insight into the profession of crime scene investigation to kids in 6th grade and up. Learn about fingerprints and DNA, from the science behind them to their practical use in police work. Basic crime scene techniques and patrol officer functions will be explained, followed by an interactive role-play exercise where Jr. Officers and Jr. Detectives will work together to solve a crime.
Where: Montclair Public Library, Auditorium, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ
When: Thursday, August 7 at 3 pm
Cost: Free, but registration is required; call 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

Montclair Film Festival Summer Movie at MPL

Date & Time: Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 8:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Families, Montclair
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Who: All ages
What: Families are invited to enjoy an outdoor screening of “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” (rated PG). Watch the story of an eccentric wannabe scientist, Flint Lockwood. His latest contraption is a miraculous device designed to solve the world hunger crisis. Bring blankets or lawn chairs and see the movie under the summer sky in front of the Montclair Public Library! Presented by Montclair Film Festival and the Montclair Public Library Foundation.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ
When: Thursday, August 7 at 8 pm (film at 9 pm; rain date is August 8)
Cost: Free

August 8, 2014

Maker Camp Fridays at MPL

Date & Time: Friday, Aug 08, 2014 12:00pm
Filed Under: Ages 13-18, Montclair, Teens
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Who: Ages 13 to 18
What: Each Friday come at 12 pm to tinker and make projects at Montclair Public Library, followed by a virtual field trip at 2 pm. Stay updated on Maker Camp activities through Google+ by following Make: Montclair Makes It! The virtual field trips are as follows: July 25, Lego & Disney (1st floor Auditorium); August 1, Google’s Self-Driving Car; August 8, Blue Man Group; and August 15, Jim Henson’s Creative Shop. (Note: Kids younger than 13 can participate in Maker Camp when using an adult’s Google+ account.)
Where: Montclair Public Library, 3rd Floor, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ
When: Fridays: July 25 and August 1, 8 & 15 at 12 pm
Cost: Free

August 9, 2014

Arts Play Carnival at OSPAC

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 09, 2014 10:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Families, Special Needs, West Orange
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Who: Families with children and young adults with special needs
What: Come celebrate the arts with family. There will be music, arts and crafts, storytelling and delicious food!
Where: Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, 4 Boland Drive, West Orange, NJ
When: Saturday, August 9 from 10 am – 3 pm
Cost: Free

Power Up! at Thomas Edison National Historical Park

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 09, 2014 10:00am
Filed Under: All ages, children, Families, West Orange
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Who: Children of all ages
What: Bring your kids to learn about solar energy systems and batteries. Retired engineer and inventor Harry Roman will be on hand to organize the fun and learning. There will be lots of things to touch and learn about as Harry discusses alternate technologies and shows you how to make batteries from common materials.
Where: Thomas Edison National Historical Park, Laboratory Complex, 211 Main Street, West Orange, NJ
When: Saturday, August 9 at 10 am
Cost: Free

Breakfast and Meet & Greet with the Snow Queen and Princess

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 09, 2014 10:00am
Filed Under: All ages with an adult, Cedar Grove, Girls
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Who: Fans of “Frozen”
What: Come seethe Snow Queen and Princess! Chill out with the sisters and enjoy pictures, crafts, storytime and a live sing-along performance! Light breakfast, coffee, juice and desserts will be served.
Where: Cedar Grove Fire Department, North End Company,170 East Lindsley Road, Cedar Grove, NJ
When: Saturday, August 9; sessions available from 10:00 am – 7:15 pm
Cost: Free adult admission when you buy online! Otherwise, Breakfast: $12 children / $4 adults at door and Meet & Greet sessions: $10 children / $3 adults at door.

Deer Mountain Day Camp Friends & Family Day

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 09, 2014 11:00am
Filed Under: Families, NY, Parents, Rockland County
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Who: Families
What: Current campers,  prospective campers, and their families and friends are welcome at the annual Friends & Family Day. New families and friends can meet the staff and tour the camp. Refer friends and get a $200 credit on your family’s tuition. Register for the 2015 camp season and lock in Early Bird Rates and receive a registration gift. Activities include pool party & games, BBQ lunch & raffle and a concert by Tim & the Space Cadets!
Where: Deer Mountain Day Camp, 63 Call Hollow Road, Pomona, NY
When: Saturday, August 9 from 11 am – 2 pm
Cost: Free, but RSVP by August 4 to 845-354-2727 or via email here.

Family Workshop: Tots on Tour!

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 09, 2014 11:00am
Filed Under: 3-5 years with adult, Families, Hamilton
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Who: Ages 3 – 5 with an adult
What: At this hands-on workshop, listen to a story, become a GFS Park Explorer and make art. Lessons and themes change monthly. Meet in the Welcome Center.
Where: Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ
When: Saturday, August 9 at 11 am and 1 pm. Rain or shine.
Cost: Free with park admission. Space is limited; first-come, first-served.

Bonding 101 / The Magic Of Skin To Skin at Montclair B.A.B.Y.

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 09, 2014 2:00pm
Filed Under: Montclair, New Moms, New Parents
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Who: New parents
What: Have you been wondering what all the hype is about baby’s first hour and the magic of skin to skin? Maybe you’ve heard of  Kangaroo Mother Care and would like to learn more about how it supports infant growth and bonding. Get a better idea of what to expect in the first hours after birth and how to protect those hours. By utilizing skin to skin and Kangaroo Mother Care, you’ll increase bonding, improve breastfeeding outcomes and promote a more gentle transition for your baby into this world.
Where: Montclair B.A.B.Y., 113 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ
When: Saturday, August 9 from 2 – 4 pm
Cost: $35 per person. Click here to register.

Family Fun Nights at Turtle Back Zoo

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 09, 2014 4:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Families, West Orange
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Who: All ages
What: When the temperatures are cooler and the workday is over, head to the zoo for some summertime extended hours!
Where: Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ
When: Daily, June 25 – August 27, 4:00 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $11 adults / $8 children and seniors / free for children 23 months and under

Summer Concert Under the Stars: Nick Stefanacci

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 09, 2014 7:30pm
Filed Under: All ages, Families, Wayne
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Who: All ages
What: Pop Fusion Artist Nick Stefanacci, a Wayne native, brings a bold, original sound to the music world. His virtuoso saxophone playing combined with his unique compositional style allows for a beautiful canvas for his 8-piece horn band to work with. Stefanacci merges pop lyrics with a blend of harmony and rhythm to leave his audiences craving more. He has released 3 solo albums and appeared on several other albums from diverse genres.
Where: Atrium at the Wayne YMCA, 1 Pike Drive, Wayne, NJ. In the event of inclement weather, concert will be held indoors in the Rosen Theater.
When: Saturday, August 9 at 7:30 pm
Cost: $13 in advance; $18 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here or call 973-595-0100.

August 12, 2014

Marshmallow Catapult Craft: YA Craft

Date & Time: Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 3:00pm
Filed Under: 12 and up, Montclair, Teens, Tweens
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Who: Ages 12 and up
What: Stop by the Youth Services Department and learn how to make your very own catapult! What is a catapult, you ask? It’s a device in which accumulated tension is released to hurl an object some distance. This project will teach you how to create your very own out of everyday objects.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 3rd Floor, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ
When: Tuesday, August 12 at 3 pm
Cost: Free

August Craft Nights at Just Kidding Around

Date & Time: Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 5:00pm
Filed Under: 3 and up with an adult, Little Kids, Montclair
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Who: Craft lovers
What: Come and create fun crafts with your child!
August 5 – Color In Tattoos (ages 5 and up)
August 12 – Face Painting (ages 3 and up)
August 19 – Game Night: Yikerz! (ages 7 and up)
August 26 - Back to School Drawing (ages 4 and up)
Where: Just Kidding Around, 507 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ
When: Tuesdays: August 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 5 pm
Cost: Free

Movie Night at OSPAC: Matilda

Date & Time: Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 7:30pm
Filed Under: All ages, Families, West Orange
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Who: All ages
What: “Matilda,” rated PG, is a 1996 fantasy children’s film directed by Danny DeVito about the family outcast who discovers she can move things with her mind. Come for a good movie and special time with friends, and have a bag of popcorn, an ice cream cone, a burger or cotton candy!
Where: Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, 4 Boland Drive, West Orange, NJ
When: Tuesday, August 12 at 7:30 pm
Cost: Free

August 13, 2014

Park Bench at MAM

Date & Time: Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 9:30am
Filed Under: Montclair, Preschoolers and their parents
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Who: Preschoolers  and their parents
What: Parents with young children will enjoy MAM Park Bench, a program that introduces children to the Museum and serves as an artistic social outing. Get acquainted with other parents and young children, work on fun art projects and take a guided tour of the Museum. Storytelling provided in the galleries courtesy of the Montclair Public Library.
Where: Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ
When: Wednesday, August 13 from 9:30 – 11:30 am
Cost: $18 per family/$6 Family-level Members and above. Advance tickets are available online here, in The Store at MAM or by calling 973-259-5137.

Scaly or Slimy? Flat Rock Brook Nature Association @ Bellevue Avenue Branch

Date & Time: Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 11:00am
Filed Under: 3-6 years, Montclair
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Who: Ages 3 to 6
What: Real live amphibians and reptiles visit the library to help children learn the different characteristics between these two animal families. Children will be able to touch the animals while learning about conservation and respect for all living things. This program is presented by Flat Rock Brook Nature Association.
Where: Kids Place at the Bellevue Branch of Montclair Public Library, 185 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair, NJ
When: Wednesday, August 13 at 11 am
Cost: Free, but registration is required; call 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

Candy Land: Creatable Edible Art at MPL

Date & Time: Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 3:00pm
Filed Under: 3-6 years, Montclair
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Who: Ages 3 to 6
What: Come for an edible art journey! Beware of getting lost in the Lollypop Forest or stuck in Molasses Swamp as you create a path through a world of fiction toward the Alphabet Castle. When the journey is complete you will have created your own Edible Art board game to take home. Bring along your imagination and thirst for adventure!
Where: Montclair Public Library, 3rd Floor, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ
When: Wednesday, August 13 at 3 pm
Cost: Free, but registration is required; call 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

Annie Sing-Along

Date & Time: Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 6:30pm
Filed Under: Ages 3-9, Morristown
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Who: Ages 3 to 9
What: Leapin’ Lizards! You’d better slap on your curly red wig, throw on that red dress with the white collar, brush down that sandy yellow dog and get ready to sing along with the movie.
Where: Morris Museum, Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ
When: Wednesday, August 13 at 6:30 pm
Cost: $10 members / $12 non-members. Call 973-971-3706 for tickets.

Hoboken’s Movies Under the Stars: The Lego Movie

Date & Time: Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 7:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Families, Hoboken
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Who: Movie lovers
What: Come for free outdoor movie screenings overlooking the beautiful Manhattan skyline! For best seating, come early and bring a blanket or low-back chair. You may bring a picnic, but alcohol consumption is not permitted and subject to a fine. There will be live, kid-friendly pre-show entertainment at 7 pm on August 6, 13 & 20. In case of heavy rain, film presentation will be canceled and rescheduled to August 13 & 20 beginning around 9:30 pm following the regularly scheduled film. Click here for updates and further information.
Where: Pier A Park, at First Street and Frank Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, NJ
When: Wednesdays, June 11 – July 23 at 9 pm: June 11, Gravity, Rated PG-13; June 18, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Rated R; June 25, Saving Mr. Banks, Rated PG-13; July 9, American Hustle, Rated R; July 16, On the Waterfront, Rated NR; and July 23, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Rated PG-13. Wednesday, July 30 at 8:15 pm: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Rated PG. Wednesdays, August 6 – 20 at 8 pm: August 6, Despicable Me, Rated PG; August 13, The Lego Movie, Rated PG; and August 20, Frozen, Rated PG.
Cost: Free

August 14, 2014

Shabbat Play Time

Date & Time: Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 10:30am
Filed Under: Montclair, Preschoolers and their parents
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Who: Preschool-aged children with a parent or caregiver
What: Join J Connection Montclair Area and Heather Brown of Shomrei Emunah Preschool for a fun morning of Shabbat songs, playground time, crafts, stories and snack time! Take home a challah to enjoy on Shabbat. Open to the entire community.
Where: Congregation Shomrei Emunah, 67 Park Street, Montclair, NJ
When: Thursday, August 14 from 10:30 – 11:30 am
Cost: Free, but RSVP by August 11 to Emmy Atlas here.

Teen Summer Reading Club Finale: Gamers’ Paradise

Date & Time: Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 3:00pm
Filed Under: 12 and up, Montclair, Teens, Tweens
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Who: Gamers ages 12 and up
What: After all that reading join the teens of Montclair as they enjoy an afternoon at MPL’s very own Gamers’ Paradise! Three whole hours of nonstop gaming with four 50-inch HDTVs, 8 consoles and 100 video games to choose from. You might never leave!
Where: Montclair Public Library, Auditorium, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ
When: Thursday, August 14 from 3 – 6 pm
Cost: Free, but registration is required; call 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

August 15, 2014

Maker Camp Fridays at MPL

Date & Time: Friday, Aug 15, 2014 12:00pm
Filed Under: Ages 13-18, Montclair, Teens
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Who: Ages 13 to 18
What: Each Friday come at 12 pm to tinker and make projects at Montclair Public Library, followed by a virtual field trip at 2 pm. Stay updated on Maker Camp activities through Google+ by following Make: Montclair Makes It! The virtual field trips are as follows: July 25, Lego & Disney (1st floor Auditorium); August 1, Google’s Self-Driving Car; August 8, Blue Man Group; and August 15, Jim Henson’s Creative Shop. (Note: Kids younger than 13 can participate in Maker Camp when using an adult’s Google+ account.)
Where: Montclair Public Library, 3rd Floor, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ
When: Fridays: July 25 and August 1, 8 & 15 at 12 pm
Cost: Free

Summer Reading Club Finale: Meet Eugene & Yosi

Date & Time: Friday, Aug 15, 2014 1:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Montclair
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Who: All ages
What: Eugene is a super-friendly, super-strong, super-exuberant monster who is misunderstood by nearly everyone…except children! Award-winning children’s musician Yosi returns to the Library with puppeteer Johnny Beirne to bring friendly monster Eugene to life through a one-of-a-kind duo performance of music, stories and humor. As Eugene says, “Being different is not just good, it’s fantastic!”
Where: Montclair Public Library, Auditorium, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ
When: Friday, August 15 at 1 pm
Cost: Free, but registration is required; call 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

Summer Concert Under the Stars: Dixie Gents

Date & Time: Friday, Aug 15, 2014 7:30pm
Filed Under: All ages, Families, Wayne
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Who: All ages
What: With a combined total of over 250 years of professional experience, Dixie Gents is the perfect Dixieland band to entertain you! This octet consists of trumpet, clarinet, tenor sax, trombone, piano, banjo, bass and drums. Songs such as Hello Dolly, Indiana, Who’s Sorry Now, Bugle Call Rag, Five Foot Two and many more will be played and sung.
Where: Atrium at the Wayne YMCA, 1 Pike Drive, Wayne, NJ. In the event of inclement weather, concert will be held indoors in the Rosen Theater.
When: Friday, August 15 at 7:30 pm
Cost: $13 in advance; $18 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here or call 973-595-0100.

August 16, 2014

Family Fun Nights at Turtle Back Zoo

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 4:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Families, West Orange
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Who: All ages
What: When the temperatures are cooler and the workday is over, head to the zoo for some summertime extended hours!
Where: Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ
When: Daily, June 25 – August 27, 4:00 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $11 adults / $8 children and seniors / free for children 23 months and under

August 19, 2014

August Craft Nights at Just Kidding Around

Date & Time: Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 5:00pm
Filed Under: 7 and up with an adult, Montclair
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Who: Craft lovers
What: Come and create fun crafts with your child!
August 5 – Color In Tattoos (ages 5 and up)
August 12 – Face Painting (ages 3 and up)
August 19 – Game Night: Yikerz! (ages 7 and up)
August 26 - Back to School Drawing (ages 4 and up)
Where: Just Kidding Around, 507 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ
When: Tuesdays: August 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 5 pm
Cost: Free

Movie Night at OSPAC: The Incredibles

Date & Time: Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 7:30pm
Filed Under: All ages, Families, West Orange
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Who: All ages
What: In “The Incredibles,” rated PG, a family of superheroes forced to live a normal life gets called into action. Come for a good movie and special time with friends, and have a bag of popcorn, an ice cream cone, a burger or cotton candy!
Where: Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, 4 Boland Drive, West Orange, NJ
When: Tuesday, August 19 at 7:30 pm
Cost: Free

August 20, 2014

Family Storytime @ Bellevue Avenue Branch

Date & Time: Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 11:00am
Filed Under: 0-5 with an adult, Montclair
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Who: Newborns through 5 years old with caregiver
What: Share books, stories, fingerplays, rhymes and music with your children. Enjoy a story session that encourages a love of reading and fosters the development of early literacy skills. Children of all abilities welcome.
Where: Kids Place at the Bellevue Branch of Montclair Public Library, 185 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair, NJ
When: Wednesday, August 20 at 11 am
Cost: Free

Hoboken’s Movies Under the Stars: Frozen

Date & Time: Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 7:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Families, Hoboken
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Who: Movie lovers
What: Come for free outdoor movie screenings overlooking the beautiful Manhattan skyline! For best seating, come early and bring a blanket or low-back chair. You may bring a picnic, but alcohol consumption is not permitted and subject to a fine. There will be live, kid-friendly pre-show entertainment at 7 pm on August 6, 13 & 20. In case of heavy rain, film presentation will be canceled and rescheduled to August 13 & 20 beginning around 9:30 pm following the regularly scheduled film. Click here for updates and further information.
Where: Pier A Park, at First Street and Frank Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, NJ
When: Wednesdays, June 11 – July 23 at 9 pm: June 11, Gravity, Rated PG-13; June 18, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Rated R; June 25, Saving Mr. Banks, Rated PG-13; July 9, American Hustle, Rated R; July 16, On the Waterfront, Rated NR; and July 23, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Rated PG-13. Wednesday, July 30 at 8:15 pm: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Rated PG. Wednesdays, August 6 – 20 at 8 pm: August 6, Despicable Me, Rated PG; August 13, The Lego Movie, Rated PG; and August 20, Frozen, Rated PG.
Cost: Free

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