April 30, 2009

April 30, 2009

Date & Time: Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 11:09am
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Thursday, April 30
 
Storytime at the Bloomfield Library
Who: Children who love to be read to.
What: Weekly storytime, including, songs and a craft.
Where: Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ, 07003. (973) 566-6200.
When: Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.
Cost: Free.  No registration required.
 
Transracial/ Transcultural Adoption: Differences May Not Matter to You, but They May to Your Child
Who: Parents of adopted children from other cultures or races and/or people who want to learn more about these adoptions. 
What: Discussion on the topic.
Where: Unitarian Church of Montclair, 67 Church St, Montclair, NJ. (973) 744-6276.
When: Thursday, April 30 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 per person. Bring a companion and get a $5 discount per person
 
Bradford Elementary School Spring Book Fair
Who: Book lovers of all ages.
What: A great selection of books for a variety of age ranges, provided by the fair’s new vendor, Allbook.  All proceeds benefit Bradford School!
Where: Bradford School, 87 Mt. Hebron Rd, Montclair, 07043.  
When: Tuesday, April 28 and Wednesday, April 29 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 30 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 pm.
Cost: Free.

April 29, 2009

April 29, 2009

Date & Time: Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 7:07am
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Wednesday, April 29
 
Spanish Storytime at Watchung Booksellers
Who: Children who love to be read to and have a thing for the Spanish language.
What: Spanish storytime and songs.
Where: Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street – Watchung Plaza, Montclair, NJ 07042.
(973)744-7177
When: Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.  This will be a once a month event.
Cost: Free. 
 
The Benefits of Becoming Foster or Adoptive Parents
Who: Families interested in fostering or adopting children.
What: Discussion and information session about becoming foster parents or adopting a child. Refreshments will be served.
Where: The Montclair Community Pre-K, 49 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Wednesday, April 29 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free. 
 
Barnes & Noble Storytime
Who: Children who like to be read to.
What: Weekly storytime with various themes.
Where: Barnes & Noble, 395 Route 3 East, Clifton, NJ, 07014.
When: Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Cost: Free.
 
Bradford Elementary School Spring Book Fair
Who: Book lovers of all ages.
What: A great selection of books for a variety of age ranges, provided by the fair’s new vendor, Allbook.  All proceeds benefit Bradford School!
Where: Bradford School, 87 Mt. Hebron Rd, Montclair, 07043.  
When: Tuesday, April 28 and Wednesday, April 29 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 30 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 pm.
Cost: Free.
 

April 28, 2009

April 28, 2009

Date & Time: Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 6:45pm
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Tuesday, April 28
  
 
Storytime at Watchung Booksellers
Who: Children who love to be read to.
What: Weekly storytime and songs.
Where: Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street – Watchung Plaza, Montclair, NJ 07042.
(973)744-7177
When: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Cost: Free. No registration required.
 
Bradford Elementary School Spring Book Fair
Who: Book lovers of all ages.
What: A great selection of books for a variety of age ranges, provided by the fair’s new vendor, Allbook.  All proceeds benefit Bradford School!
Where: Bradford School, 87 Mt. Hebron Rd, Montclair, 07043.  
When: Tuesday, April 28 and Wednesday, April 29 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 30 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 pm.
Cost: Free.
 
 
Mother & Daughter Book Club
Who: Girls in 6th – 12th grade and their moms.
What: Book club for moms and their daughters.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair  NJ, 07042
When: Tuesday, April 28 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free.

April 27, 2009

April 27, 2009

Date & Time: Monday, Apr 27, 2009 9:58am
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Monday, April 27 

Gas Lamp Academy of Performing Arts: April Break Workshop
Who: Mini thespians who want to perform.
What: Peformance workshop of the Native American tale Coyote Steals the Summer. Students receive their scripts on Monday and will perform for family and friends on Friday evening.
Where: Gas Lamp Players, 17 Herman Street, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028.
When: Monday, April 27 – Friday, May 1 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $175

April 26, 2009

April 26, 2009

Date & Time: Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 12:24pm
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Sunday, April 26 
 
Cooking for Kids class
Who: Adults who want to learn some kid-friendly cooking tips.
What: Cooking class aimed at teaching you to make healthy baby food and food that your kid’s will actually eat.
Where: Williams-Sonoma, 630 Valley Road, Montclair NJ 07043, (973) 783-1799.
When: Sunday, April 26 at 11:00 a.m.
Cost: Free, but call to register.

April 25, 2009

April 25, 2009

Date & Time: Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 6:43pm
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Saturday, April 25 
 
WBGO and NJPAC Kids Jazz Concert 

Who: Anyone who digs jazz.
What: The Steve Kroon Sextet will play and discuss jazz and its rhythms. 
Q&A session and a chance to win a door prize.
Where: Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair NJ 07042
When: Saturday, April 25, 12:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
 
Rebecca Frezza and the Big Truck Band 

Who: Kids and grown-ups who like fun music.
What: Mini acoustic concert and CD signing featuring Rebecca Frezza and her band to promote their benefit concert at the Horizon School on May 9th. There will be face painting and children’s activities from local vendors.
Where: Regal Bank, 570 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ.
When: Saturday, April 25, 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
 
Dinosaur Day
Who: Mini paleontologists.
What: A full day of dinosaur activities: fossil dig, demonstrations, touch table with dinosaur specimens, and more! 
Where: The Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102.
When: Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free with suggestion admission: Adults – $10 / Children, Seniors & Students - $6 / Members – Free 
 
YMCA Healthy Kids Day 
Who: Ages 6 months – Kindergarten. 
What:  Action packed event where the focus will be on Fit Families. Take home lots of ideas to create healthy minds, bodies and spirits!
Where: The Montclair Family YMCA,159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Saturday, April 25 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Cost: Free – Members and non-members welcomed. Free giveaways!
 
Barnes & Noble Special Storytime: Loukoumi the Lamb
Who: Children who like to be read to.
What: Special storytime with author Nick Katsoris who will read his new book Loukoumi’s Good Deads. A visit from Loukoumi the Lamb too!
Where: Barnes & Noble, 395 Route 3 East, Clifton, NJ, 07014.
When: Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Cost: Free.

April 24, 2009

April 24, 2009

Date & Time: Friday, Apr 24, 2009 9:27am
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Friday, April 24  
 
 

Little Live Y’ers Vacation Camp
Who: Kids in Pre-K and Kindergarten who have parents scrambling for childcare.
What: A day filled with fun activities: swimming, gym, arts and crafts and more!
Where: The Helen and Bill Geyer YMCA Family Center, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Monday, April 20 - Friday, April 24.  Kids can be dropped off as early at 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Members – $42 a day / Non-members – $53 a day.  In order to reserve a space for your child, payment and a registration form must be completed for
each date attending. You must register within 3 business days prior to the program date.
Download your registration form here
 
Live Y’ers Vacation Camp
Who: Kids in grades 1 – 8  who have parents scrambling for childcare.
What: A day filled with fun activities.
Where: Hillside School, 54 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Monday, April 20 - Friday, April 24.  Kids can be dropped off as early at 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Members – $42 a day / Non-members – $53 a day.  In order to reserve a space for your child, payment and a registration form must be completed for
each date attending. You must register within 3 business days prior to the program date.
Download your registration form here
 
Night Moves
Who: Nocturnal kids and their parents. 
What:  See the zoo in a different light. Learn what animals do at night – don’t forget your flashlight!
Where: Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, New Jersey, 07052.
When: Friday, April 24 starting at 8:00 p.m. Tours last an hour and are sent out in 10 minute intervals.
Cost: Zoo admission plus $5 for adults and $4 for children.  Zoo members: free.
You must Pre-register by calling (973) 731-5800 x223

April 23, 2009

April 23, 2009

Date & Time: Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 6:42pm
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Thursday, April 23
 
Little Gym Spring Break Camp
Who: Children ages 3 and up
What:  Theme-oriented activities and games: All-Star Sports Fun!
Where: The Little Gym, 1 Greenwood Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042.
When: Monday, April 20 – Thursday, April 23 from 9:30 – 12:30.  Flexible schedule – enroll for as many days or as few as you want.
Cost: $44 per day for members / $46 per day for non-members
 
Little Live Y’ers Vacation Camp
Who: Kids in Pre-K and Kindergarten who have parents scrambling for childcare.
What: A day filled with fun activities: swimming, gym, arts and crafts and more!
Where: The Helen and Bill Geyer YMCA Family Center, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Monday, April 20 - Friday, April 24.  Kids can be dropped off as early at 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Members – $42 a day / Non-members – $53 a day.  In order to reserve a space for your child, payment and a registration form must be completed for
each date attending. You must register within 3 business days prior to the program date.
Download your registration form here
 
Live Y’ers Vacation Camp
Who: Kids in grades 1 – 8  who have parents scrambling for childcare.
What: A day filled with fun activities.
Where: Hillside School, 54 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Monday, April 20 - Friday, April 24.  Kids can be dropped off as early at 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Members – $42 a day / Non-members – $53 a day.  In order to reserve a space for your child, payment and a registration form must be completed for
each date attending. You must register within 3 business days prior to the program date.
Download your registration form here
 
Storytime at the Bloomfield Library
Who: Children who love to be read to.
What: Weekly storytime, including, songs and a craft.
Where: Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ, 07003. (973) 566-6200.
When: Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.
Cost: Free.  No registration required.

April 22, 2009

April 22, 2009

Date & Time: Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 6:42pm
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Wednesday, April 22
 
Little Gym Spring Break Camp
Who: Children ages 3 and up
What:  Theme-oriented activities and games: Treasure Hunters! 
Where: The Little Gym, 1 Greenwood Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042.
When: Monday, April 20 – Thursday, April 23 from 9:30 – 12:30.  Flexible schedule – enroll for as many days or as few as you want.
Cost: $44 per day for members / $46 per day for non-members
 
Little Live Y’ers Vacation Camp
Who: Kids in Pre-K and Kindergarten who have parents scrambling for childcare.
What: A day filled with fun activities: swimming, gym, arts and crafts and more!
Where: The Helen and Bill Geyer YMCA Family Center, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Monday, April 20 - Friday, April 24.  Kids can be dropped off as early at 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Members – $42 a day / Non-members – $53 a day.  In order to reserve a space for your child, payment and a registration form must be completed for
each date attending. You must register within 3 business days prior to the program date.
Download your registration form here
 
Live Y’ers Vacation Camp
Who: Kids in grades 1 – 8  who have parents scrambling for childcare.
What: A day filled with fun activities.
Where: Hillside School, 54 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Monday, April 20 - Friday, April 24.  Kids can be dropped off as early at 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Members – $42 a day / Non-members – $53 a day.  In order to reserve a space for your child, payment and a registration form must be completed for
each date attending. You must register within 3 business days prior to the program date.
Download your registration form here
 
Free Family Yoga Day
Who: Families who like to do Downward Dog together.
What: In appreciation of Earth Day, Yoga Montclair will be leading a family yoga class. 
Where: Anderson Park, 274 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair,  NJ, 07043.
When: Wednesday, April 22 from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free. For more information call (973) 233-9642. 
 
What a Wonderful World: Pajama Storytime
Who: Children ages 3 – 6
What: Come dressed in your PJ’s, bring your coziest stuffed animal buddy and enjoy an entertaining evening full of heart-warming tales.
Where: The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Wednesday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
 
100-Hour Centennial Marathon
Who: All ages.
What: Starting today and ending on Sunday, April 26, Newark Museum will be open for 100 hours straight to celebrate its centennial.  Festivities include a treasure hunt, dinosaur day, performances, flashlight day, museum sleepover and more! Check out the calendar for all the details here.
Where: The Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newarl, NJ 07102.
When: Wednesday, April 22 to Sunday, April 26.
Cost: Suggestion Admission: Adults – $10 / Children, Seniors & Students - $6 / Members – Free 
 
Van Vleck House & Gardens Pre-K Discovery Program
Who: Children ages 3 – 5.
What: Guided hands-on activities and a story.
Where: Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair  NJ, 07042
When: Wednesday, April 22 from 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Trash to Treasure
Cost: $7: Friends of Van Vleck / $12 all others.  Adults free.  Registration required by calling (973) 744-0837.
 
Toddler Time Storytime
Who: 2 year olds.
What: Picture books, flannel board stories, nursery rhymes and more!
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair  NJ, 07042
When: Wednesdays at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Cost: Free. Register at (973) 744-0500 ext. 2236
 
Kid’s Club: Reading Aloud With Dr. Suess
Who: Fans of Dr. Suess.
What: Join a librarian from West Orange’s Library as she takes children through the magical world of Dr. Suess by reading aloud from the classic environmental tale “The Lorax.”
Where: Whole Foods, 235 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ.
When: Wednesday, April 22 at 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free – Registration is required. Please sign up at customer service or call (973) 669-3196 to reserve a spot.
 
Barnes & Noble Storytime
Who: Children who like to be read to.
What: Weekly storytime with various themes.
Where: Barnes & Noble, 395 Route 3 East, Clifton, NJ, 07014.
When: Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Cost: Free. 

 

April 21, 2009

April 21, 2009

Date & Time: Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 6:41pm
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Tuesday, April 21
 
Little Gym Spring Break Camp
Who: Children ages 3 and up
What:  Theme-oriented activities and games: Kings, Queens and Knights!
Where: The Little Gym, 1 Greenwood Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042.
When: Monday, April 20 – Thursday, April 23 from 9:30 – 12:30.  Flexible schedule – enroll for as many days or as few as you want.
Cost: $44 per day for members / $46 per day for non-members
 
Little Live Y’ers Vacation Camp
Who: Kids in Pre-K and Kindergarten who have parents scrambling for childcare.
What: A day filled with fun activities: swimming, gym, arts and crafts and more!
Where: The Helen and Bill Geyer YMCA Family Center, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Monday, April 20 - Friday, April 24.  Kids can be dropped off as early at 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Members – $42 a day / Non-members – $53 a day.  In order to reserve a space for your child, payment and a registration form must be completed for
each date attending. You must register within 3 business days prior to the program date.
Download your registration form here
 
Live Y’ers Vacation Camp
Who: Kids in grades 1 – 8  who have parents scrambling for childcare.
What: A day filled with fun activities.
Where: Hillside School, 54 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Monday, April 20 - Friday, April 24.  Kids can be dropped off as early at 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Members – $42 a day / Non-members – $53 a day.  In order to reserve a space for your child, payment and a registration form must be completed for
each date attending. You must register within 3 business days prior to the program date.
Download your registration form here
 
Mother Goose Storytime 
Who: Children ages 3 -5.
What: Picture books, flannel board stories, songs and puppets.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair  NJ, 07042
When: Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free. Register at (973) 744-0500 ext. 2236

April 20, 2009

April 20, 2009

Date & Time: Monday, Apr 20, 2009 6:39pm
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Monday, April 20
 
Little Gym Spring Break Camp
Who: Children ages 3 and up
What:  Theme-oriented activities and games: Hawaiian Beach Party!
Where: The Little Gym, 1 Greenwood Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042.
When: Monday, April 20 – Thursday, April 23 from 9:30 – 12:30.  Flexible schedule – enroll for as many days or as few as you want.
Cost: $44 per day for members / $46 per day for non-members
 
Rainbow Academy’s Spring Open House Week
Who: Parents looking for a childcare center for their kids ages infant to kindergarten.
What: Rainbow Academy will be hosting Open House Week from April 20th – April 24.
Where: Rainbow Academy, Meadows Office Complex, Building 201 Rt. 17 North, Rutherford NJ, 07070.
When: Monday, April 20 – Friday, April 24 from 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 
Cost: Free

April 19, 2009

April 19, 2009

Date & Time: Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 6:37pm
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Sunday, April 19
 
Party for the Planet
Who: Green kids and their parents.
What:  Earth Day celebration with activities and music!
Where: Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, New Jersey, 07052.
When: Sunday, April 19 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Zoo admission: $9 adults / $5 children over 2 / $5 seniors
  
Montclair Art Museum’s Free Family Day – Bugs and Buds

Who: All ages
What: A springtime celebration with tons of activities for the entire family: docent-led tours of the permanent collection,dance and movement workshops, sun prints, rubbings, and paper-making.
Where: Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair NJ 07042
When: Sunday, April 19, 1:00 p.m. -  5:00 p.m. 
Cost: Free
 
Branch Brook Park’s Bloomfest 
Who: All ages. 
What: Free, family-friendly festival in the park. Events and activities include: Japanese cultural activities, including demonstrations on origami, bonsai, ikebana, and dance, children’s activities, marketplace and book signing by photographer Jake Rajs.  
Where: Branch Brook Park, Park Avenue and Lake Street, Newrak, NJ.   
When: Sunday, April 19 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Free. For more information please call (973) 239-2485.  

April 18, 2009

April 18, 2009

Date & Time: Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 6:35pm
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Saturday, April 18
 
Earth Day Celebration
Who: Green kids and their parents.
What:  Earth Day celebration featuring crafts, activities and giveaways.
Where: Aunt Jean’s Toys & Treats, 12 North Willow Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Saturday, April 18 all day!
Cost: Free
 
Meet the Characters of The Wizard of Oz
Who: Fans of Dorothy and friends.
What: Meet the The Wizard of Oz characters courtesy of Turner Classic Movies.
Where: Rainbow Academy, Meadows Office Complex, Building 201 Rt. 17 North, Rutherford NJ, 07070.
When: Saturday, April 18 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Cost: Free
 
Spring Celebration: Free Family Event 
Who: All ages. 
What: Celebration with an earth-friendly theme featuring many activities: recycled crafts, games, scavenger hunt, seed planting, environmentally friendly pest management, plant selection for your garden, live animal presentation and children’s yoga.
Where: Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Saturday, April 18 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Animal presentation will be at 1:15 p.m. and children’s yoga at 3:30 p.m. 
Cost: Free
 
Earth Day 2009 Celebration
Who: All Ages.
What: EARTH! Activities include a live honeybee demonstration, nature walks, a composting demonstration, canoeing, kayaking, container gardening, fishing, music, and more. Green vendors’ tent and information tables of local environmental groups, outdoor enthusiasts, and other earth-minded organizations working in our bioregion. Snacks and refreshments included.
Where: Essex County Environmental Center, 621 B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ.
When: Saturday, April 18 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
 
YMCA Healthy Kids Day 
Who: Kids in Grades 1st – 3rd. 
What:  Action packed event where the focus will be on Fit Families. Take home lots of ideas to create healthy minds, bodies and spirits!
Where: The Montclair Family YMCA,159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Saturday, April 18 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Cost: Free – Members and non-members welcomed. Free sling pack to the first 200 visitors! 
 
YMCA Healthy Kids Day 
Who: Kids in Grades 4 – 8. 
What:  Action packed event where the focus will be on Fit Families. Take home lots of ideas to create healthy minds, bodies and spirits!
Where: The Montclair YMCA, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Saturday, April 18 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 
Cost: Free – Members and non-members welcomed. Free sling pack to the first 200 visitors! 
 

Barnes & Noble Storytime
Who: Children who like to be read to.
What: Weekly storytime with various themes.
Where: Barnes & Noble, 395 Route 3 East, Clifton, NJ, 07014.
When: Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.
Cost: Free.
 
Author Reading: A Whale Tooth Comes to Ms. E’s Class 
Who: Children who like to be read to.
What: Authro Jennifer Levine will read her book A Whale Tooth in Mrs. E’s Class celebrating the triumph of children’s imaginations. And a lesson learned by a nervous parent.
Where: Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free. 20% of proceeds from sales of this book will go to The Human Needs Pantry. 

April 16, 2009

April 16, 2009

Date & Time: Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 6:33pm
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Thursday, April 16
 
The Language Workshop for Children’s Story and Sing-Along Time
Who: Children ages 2-6 who have a thing for other languages.
What: Stories and songs in French.
Where: 596 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair NJ, 07042 (Bloomfield and Midland Avenue)
When: Thursday, April 16 at 1:45 p.m.
Cost: Free. Call 1(800) -731-0830 to reserve your spot!
 
Homeschool Day at MAM - Wild Weather: Storms, Sun and Snow in Art

Who: Homeschooling families with children ages 4 – 13.
What:  A fun and educational two-hour program including a gallery tour and studio art project led by a Museum educator.
Where: Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair NJ 07042
When: Thursday, April 16 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Cost: $4 per child / $12 per adult or free if members.
 
Babies in the Library
Who: Babies 6-13 months / Babies 14 – 23 months
What: Stories, songs, language activities and more!
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair  NJ, 07042
When: Thursdays: 6-13 months at 10:15 a.m. / 14 – 23 months at 11:15 a.m.
Cost: Free. Register at (973) 744-0500 ext. 2236
 
Storytime at the Bloomfield Library
Who: Children who love to be read to.
What: Weekly storytime, including, songs and a craft.
Where: Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ, 07003. (973) 566-6200.
When: Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.
Cost: Free.  No registration required.

April 15, 2009

April 15, 2009

Date & Time: Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 12:45pm
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Wednesday, April 15
 
One World New Jersey Storytime: Art!
Who: Children ages 5 – 8
What: New Jersey native Patrick McDonell’s “Art” tells the story of a young boy named Art and his passion for making art. The inspiring story of “Art” has been picked to be the one book read by children across the state for One Book New Jersey. Hear a rousing reading of this story and make a creative craft!
Where: The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Wednesday, April 15 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
 
Spanish Storytime at Watchung Booksellers
Who: Children who love to be read to and have a thing for the Spanish language.
What: Spanish storytime and songs.
Where: Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street – Watchung Plaza, Montclair, NJ 07042.
(973)744-7177
When: Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. This will be a once a month event.
Cost: Free. 
 
Toddler Time Storytime
Who: 2 year olds.
What: Picture books, flannel board stories, nursery rhymes and more!
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair  NJ, 07042
When: Wednesdays at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Cost: Free. Register at (973) 744-0500 ext. 2236
 
Barnes & Noble Storytime
Who: Children who like to be read to.
What: Weekly storytime with various themes.
Where: Barnes & Noble, 395 Route 3 East, Clifton, NJ, 07014.
When: Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Cost: Free.
 

April 14, 2009

April 14, 2009

Date & Time: Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 6:32pm
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Tuesday, April 14
 
 
The Language Workshop for Children’s Story and Sing-Along Time
Who: Children ages 2-6 who have a thing for other languages.
What: Stories and songs in Spanish.
Where: 596 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair NJ, 07042 (Bloomfield and Midland Avenue)
When: Tuesday, April 14 at 1:45 p.m.
Cost: Free.  Call 1(800) -731-0830 to reserve your spot!
 
Storytime at Watchung Booksellers
Who: Children who love to be read to.
What: Weekly storytime and songs.
Where: Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street – Watchung Plaza, Montclair, NJ 07042.
(973)744-7177
When: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Cost: Free.  No registration required.
 
Mother Goose Storytime 
Who: Children ages 3 -5.
What: Picture books, flannel board stories, songs and puppets.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair  NJ, 07042
When: Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free. Register at (973) 744-0500 ext. 2236
 
Whole Earth Month Craft: Make Your Own Seedling Pot
Who: Kids of ages with green thumbs.
What: Stop by the cafĂ© and meet members of the Essex County Master Gardeners who will help kids create seedling pots from old newspaper.
Where: Whole Foods, 235 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ.
When: Tuesday, April 14 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free – Registration is not required; however, projects will be completed on a first come first serve basis.

April 13, 2009

April 13, 2009

Date & Time: Monday, Apr 13, 2009 5:25pm
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Monday, April 13
 
The Family YMCA Spring II Registration
Who: Children ages 6 months – 12 years.
What: Registration for Spring II session.
Where: The Helen and Bill Geyer YMCA Family Center, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Members with current family membership can register online or in person - Monday, April 13 from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. / Member who participated in the winter or previos session, but don’t have a current family membership and New members must register in person- Tuesday, April 14 from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Most classes are $75, with a few higher priced classes up to $135.
 
Mothering in Awareness – Topic: Sensory play for your baby – learn fun, creative ways to play with your baby at all stages of development.
Who: New moms and their babies.
What: A postpartum circle get together to meet new moms, share stories and experiences and discuss various topics related to your transition into motherhood.
Where: Starseed Yoga, 215 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Mondays, February 23 – April 13 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $120 for the 8 week series / $20 per pre-registered class / $25 per class drop-in.

April 11, 2009

April 11, 2009

Date & Time: Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 6:30pm
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Saturday, April 11
 
Montclair Center Easter Egg Hunt
Who: Children who want to put all their eggs into one basket.
What: Arts & crafts at The Family Y, music by Danna Banana, Easter Egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
Where: Crane Park, Greenwood Avenue and Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Saturday, April 11.  Arts & crafts at 10:30 a.m. / Danna Banana performs at 11:00 a.m. / Easter Bunny arrives at  11:30 a.m. / Egg hunt at 11:45 a.m.
Cost: Free
 
Watchung Plaza Easter Egg Hunt
Who: Children who want to put all their eggs into one basket (ages 6 and under).
What: Egg hunt for little kids. Bring your own basket! 
Where: Watchung Plaza, Montclair, NJ, 07043.
When: Saturday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. sharp.
Cost: Free  
 
Easter Egg Hunt at Brookdale Park 
Who: Children who want to put all their eggs into one basket.
What: Huge Easter egg hunt sponsored by Skyline Community Church. Get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny (bring your own camera!) Other activities include: face painting, games, music, and prizes. 
Where: Brookdale Park, Bloomfield, NJ 
When: Saturday, April 11 from 10:00 a.m. – noon.  Egg hunt is at 11:00 a.m. sharp!
Cost: Free
 
The Great Egg Hunt 
Who: Children who want to put all their eggs into one basket. (Grades K – 3rd). 
What: Huge egg hunt in Carteret Park. 
Where: Carteret  Park, Carteret Street, Glen Ridge, NJ. 
When: Saturday, April 11 at 9:00 a.m. sharp!
Cost: Free to all Glen Ridge residents. 
 
Gustafer Yellowgold’s Mellow Fever Show
Who: Children ages 3 and up and their parents.
What: Concert with a unique blend of live music and moving image. The New York Times calls it, “A cross between “Yellow Submarine and Dr. Seuss’”
Where: The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Saturday, April 11 at 2:00 p.m. 
Cost: Free
 
Serendipity Cafe’s Awesome All Day Festival
Who: All ages.
What: Festival of music, skateboard demos, grafitti art, auctions, crafts and food.
Where: Nishuane Park, 240 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042. 
When: Saturday, April 11 from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

April 10, 2009

April 10, 2009

Date & Time: Friday, Apr 10, 2009 5:57pm
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Friday, April 10
 
Kid’s Club: Whole Earth Day Class
Who: Ages 7 and up.
What: Create a kid-friendly recycled art project: turn used button-down shirts into journals and bookmarks.
Where: Whole Foods, 235 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ.
When: Friday, April 10 at 6:00 p.m..
Cost: $5 – Registration is required and the class is limited to 10 students. Please sign up at customer service or call 973.669.3196 to reserve a spot. Each student must bring a button-down shirt with pockets to work with.

April 9, 2009

April 9, 2009

Date & Time: Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 11:41am
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Thursday, April 9
 
Babies in the Library
Who: Babies 6-13 months / Babies 14 – 23 months
What: Stories, songs, language activities and more!
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair  NJ, 07042
When: Thursdays: 6-13 months at 10:15 a.m. / 14 – 23 months at 11:15 a.m.
Cost: Free. Register at (973) 744-0500 ext. 2236

April 8, 2009

April 8, 2009

Date & Time: Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 6:29pm
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Wednesday, April 8 
 
Montclair Art Museum’s Park Bench - Springtime

Who: Parents with young children
What: A program that introduces children to the museum and provides them with an artistic social outing. Breakfast refreshments are provided.  Storytelling is now available in both English and Spanish.
Where: Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair NJ 07042
When: Wednesday, April 8, 9:30 a.m. -  11:30 a.m. Runs every second Wednesday of the month.
Cost: Free with Museum admission (MAM admission is free to members and children under 12; $12 nonmember adults.)
 
Playing in the Dirt: “Compost” Cupcake Cooking Class
Who: Kids, ages 6 and up, who like to make mud pies and eat them.
What: Kids will learn how to decorate their own “compost” cupcakes to take home.
Where: Whole Foods, 235 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ.
When: Wednesday, April 8 at 4:00 p.m..
Cost: $5 – Registration is required. Please sign up at customer service or call (973) 669-3196 to reserve a spot.  Class size is limited. 
  
Toddler Time Storytime
Who: 2 year olds.
What: Picture books, flannel board stories, nursery rhymes and more!
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair  NJ, 07042
When: Wednesdays at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Cost: Free. Register at (973) 744-0500 ext. 2236

April 7, 2009

April 7, 2009

Date & Time: Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 6:27pm
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Tuesday, April 7
 
 
Storytime at Watchung Booksellers
Who: Children who love to be read to.
What: Weekly storytime and songs.
Where: Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street – Watchung Plaza, Montclair, NJ 07042.
(973)744-7177
When: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Cost: Free. No registration required.
 
Mother Goose Storytime 
Who: Children ages 3 -5.
What: Picture books, flannel board stories, songs and puppets.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair  NJ, 07042
When: Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free. Register at (973) 744-0500 ext. 2236

April 6, 2009

April 6, 2009

Date & Time: Monday, Apr 06, 2009 12:18pm
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Monday, April 6

Mothering in Awareness – Topic: Baby Proofing your marriage: How to maintain a healthy relationship with your partner.
Who: New moms and their babies.
What: A postpartum circle get together to meet new moms, share stories and experiences and discuss various topics related to your transition into motherhood.
Where: Starseed Yoga, 215 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Mondays, February 23 – April 13 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $120 for the 8 week series / $20 per pre-registered class / $25 per class drop-in.

April 5, 2009

April 5, 2009

Date & Time: Sunday, Apr 05, 2009 10:46am
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Sunday, April 5
 
Spring Fling Family Dance in honor of Nicky Schnarr
Who: Families who like to dance.
What: This afternoon of family fun, hosted by The Montclair Pre-K, will include dancing, kid entertainment, refreshments and an exciting raffle of baskets donated by the families of The Montclair Pre-K students. This fundraiser honors the work of Ms. Nicky Schnarr, the late councilwoman who was a major proponent of the Pre-K.
Where: The Montclair High School George Inness Annex Atrium, located at the corner of Chestnut Street and North Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Sunday, April 5 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 per person with a maximum of $25 per family if you reserve ahead / $7 per person at the door.
 
For more information about this event or to make a donation to the Montclair Community Pre-K, please call the Pre-K at (973) 509-4500.
 
Suburban Sky Warehouse/Sample Sale & Fundraiser
Who: Parents who love to shop and their kids.
What: Suburban Sky and the Bobbie Brown Studio will be hosting a sample sale and fundraiser to benefit Dress for Success. There will be activities for the kids and new children’s lines featured along with stuff for Mom.
Where: Bobbi Brown Studio,10 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Sunday, April 5 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Cost: Suggested donation: $5 will go to Dress for Success.
 
Running Rabbit Theatre Presents The Velveteen Rabbit 
Who: Kids ages 2 – 10 years old and their parents.
What: The beloved story comes to the stage with a humorous and meaningful rendition.
Where: Luna Stage, 695 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Sunday, April 5 at 1:00 a.m.
Cost: $12.50
 
Swedish Easter Party 
Who: Swedish families or families  who wants to experience a bit of Sweden.
What: Traditional Swedish Easter celebration, authentic food, items for sale.
Where: Swedish School of Essex County, 153 Park Street (First Lutheran Church), Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Sunday, April 5
Cost: The tickets are $10 in advance ($20 at the door). You will get a Swedish traditional Easter brunch, performance by the children, at the end all the kids go “fishing” the Swedish way and get a goodie bag.

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April 4, 2009

April 4, 2009

Date & Time: Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 10:44am
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Saturday, April 4
 
Suburban Sky Warehouse/Sample Sale & Fundraiser
Who: Parents who love to shop and their kids.
What: Suburban Sky and the Bobbie Brown Studio will be hosting a sample sale and fundraiser to benefit Dress for Success. There will be activities for the kids and new children’s lines featured along with stuff for Mom.
Where: Bobbi Brown Studio,10 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Saturday, April 4 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Cost: Suggested donation: $5 will go to Dress for Success.
 
Easter Egg Hunt at The Crane House
Who: Children who want to put all their eggs into one basket.
What: Annual Easter Egg hunt with eggs hidden all throughout the property. Bring your own basket!
Where: Crane House, 110 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Saturday, April 4. 
Hunt for kids ages 3 – 5 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hunt for kids ages 6 - 8 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free. Advance registration is recommended.
 
Mr. Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt at The Edgemont Park Shelter House
Who: Children who want to meet the big bunny who brings them baskets.
What: Get your picture taken with Mr. Bunny, go on an egg hunt, do arts & crafts and more!
Where: The Edgemont Park Shelter House, Valley Road, Montclair, NJ.
When: Saturday, April 4 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.. 
Cost: $3 for a picture with the Easter Bunny.  Activities are free.
 
Running Rabbit Theatre Presents The Velveteen Rabbit 
Who: Kids ages 2 – 10 years old and their parents.
What: The beloved story comes to the stage with a humorous and meaningful rendition.
Where: Luna Stage, 695 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Saturday, April 4 at 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $12.50
 
Birth and Beyond: Raising our Kids the Holistic Way 
Who: Families interested in holistic living.
What: Mini-workshops, demos, and activities for the whole family. There will be live music and refreshments form local eateries.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Saturday, April 4 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $12.50
 
Free Community-Wide Swap at Hillside School
Who: Anyone who wants to declutter and/or get free stuff.
What: Come get free clothing, sports equipment, baby gear, books, DVDs, CDs, new, unopened puzzles & games.   
Where: Hillside School, 54 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Saturday, April 4th from 9:00 a.m. – noon.
Cost: Free
 
Korean Tales: Bilingual Storytime
Who: Children, ages 4 – 8,  who have a thing for other languages.
What: Stories will be read in Korean and English. Share the love of lifelong learning, children’s books, and other cultures with your kids.  
Where: The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Saturday, April 4th at 11:00 a.m. 
Cost: Free

April 3, 2009

April 3, 2009

Date & Time: Friday, Apr 03, 2009 8:44am
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Friday, April 3
 
Suburban Sky Warehouse/Sample Sale & Fundraiser
Who: Parents who love to shop and their kids.
What: Suburban Sky and the Bobbie Brown Studio will be hosting a sample sale and fundraiser to benefit Dress for Success. There will be activities for the kids and new children’s lines featured along with stuff for Mom.
Where: Bobbi Brown Studio,10 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Friday, April 3 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wine & cheese reception from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Suggested donation: $5 will go to Dress for Success.
 
Free Community-Wide Swap at Hillside School: Drop-Off Day
Who: Anyone who wants to declutter and/or get free stuff.
What: Bring your gently-used items to Hillside School’s gym today to donate to the swap.  Items needed are: clothing, sports equipment, baby gear, books, DVDs, CDs, new, unopened puzzles & games.  Do not bring, used carseats, cribs, bikes, computers, text books or opened games & puzzles.  
Where: Hillside School, 54 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Friday, April 3 from 3:40 – 6:30 at the gym. If you cannot drop off at that time, email Jane Marcus to try to make other arrangements at janeson094@aol.com . Swap will be on Saturday, April 4th from 9:00 a.m. – noon.
Cost: Free
 
Side Door
Who:
Middle-school kids looking for something to do after school.
What: Program for kids to hang out, play basketball, board games, pool and watch movies. Pizza and soda available for purchase.
Where: Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07043.
When: Most Fridays, during the school year, from 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Cost: Free. Registration by students and parents required. Download form here. More information at (973) 744-7424, ext. 206.
 
 

April 2, 2009

April 2, 2009

Date & Time: Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 9:45am
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Thursday, April 2
 
Babies in the Library
Who: Babies 6-13 months / Babies 14 – 23 months
What: Stories, songs, language activities and more!
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair  NJ, 07042
When: Thursdays: 6-13 months at 10:15 a.m. / 14 – 23 months at 11:15 a.m.
Cost: Free. Register at (973) 744-0500 ext. 2236

April 1, 2009

April 1, 2009

Date & Time: Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 4:37pm
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Wednesday, April 1
 
Kids’ Bookmark Contest
Who: Creative artists ages 4 – 13.
What: Watchung Booksellers is holding a contest for their new, kid-designed bookmarks.  One winner will be selected from each of the three age-groups and will receive a $25 gift-certificate to the book store and 100 copies of their winning bookmark. (Age groups: 4-6, 7-9 and 10-13)
Where: Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street – Watchung Plaza, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Entries will be accepted from Wednesday, April 1 – Saturday, May 2.  Bring your completed entry form to the front desk at Watchung Booksellers. (Completed entries MUST be brought to the store! They cannot be accepted vis mail, fax or email.)
Cost: Free.  Official entry forms are available at Watchung Booksellers or here.
 
Winners will be announced on May 16, Tar Beach Day, as part of their celebration of Children’s Book Week. 
 
Registration for Spring Story Time at The Glen Ridge Library
Who: Babies up to 23 months.
What: Board books, rhyming, finger play and music.
Where: The Glen Ridge Public Library, 240 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ, 07028. 
When: Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Cost: Free, but you must register due to space limitations by calling (973) 748-5482.
 
Van Vleck House & Gardens Pre-K Discovery Program
Who: Children ages 3 – 5.
What: Guided hands-on activities and a story.
Where: Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair  NJ, 07042
When: Wednesday, April 1 from 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Nature’s Crayons
Cost: $7: Friends of Van Vleck / $12 all others.  Adults free.  Registration required by calling (973) 744-0837.
 
Toddler Time Storytime
Who: 2 year olds.
What: Picture books, flannel board stories, nursery rhymes and more!
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair  NJ, 07042
When: Wednesdays at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Cost: Free. Register at (973) 744-0500 ext. 2236

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