May 31, 2013

Mom’s Night Out – SPANK: The Fifty Shades Parody

Date & Time: Friday, May 31, 2013 8:00pm
Filed Under: Moms, Newark, Parents
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Who: Parents (moms in particular).
What: You’ll be laughing out loud with this new imagining of the characters as they come to life with sharp-witted comedy, musical numbers, steamy and fun performances from the hunky leading man, plus lots of surprises!
Get there early for pre-show cocktails, then stay to meet the cast after the show, and pose for a photo with the fetching star himself.
SPANK! contains mature content, is not associated with, nor authorized by, author E.L. James or Vintage Press.
For more information go to the spank website here.
Where: NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ.
When: Friday, May 31 at 8:00 pm, Saturday, June 1 at 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm and Sunday, June 2 at 7:00 pm.
Cost: $20-$22.

St. Catherine of Siena Carnival

Date & Time: Friday, May 31, 2013 6:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Cedar Grove
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Who: All ages.
What: Annual carnival featuring games and rides, a food court, and an indoor, air-conditioned Kids World in the school gym to cool off.
Where: St. Catherine of Siena Church, 339 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ.
When: May 30 – June 2. Thursday - Saturday from 6 – 10 pm. Sunday offers more family-friendly 4 pm – 8 pm hours.
Cost: Free admission.

Summer Reading Club Bookmark Contest

Date & Time: Friday, May 31, 2013 12:00am
Filed Under: Kindergarten-8th Grade, Montclair
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Who: Kids kindergarten through 8th grade.
What: The Summer Reading Club begins at the end of June! That means it’s time for you to
submit your own design for our annual Bookmark Contest!  Pick up an entry form at
the Montclair Public Library’s Youth Services desk, or at Bellevue Avenue Branch’s
Kids Place, and create an artistic masterpiece in pencil. This year’s theme is “Dig
into Reading!” Winners will receive prizes and have their entries made into
bookmarks for Summer Reading Club distribution!
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Entry deadline is Friday, May 31 and the winners will be announced by Friday, June 14.
Cost: Free.

May 30, 2013

Jersey Jackals Baseball: Jewish Heritage Night

Date & Time: Thursday, May 30, 2013 7:05pm
Filed Under: All ages, Little Falls, Montclair
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Who: All ages.
What: The Jersey Jackals Baseball presents  - the first-ever – Jewish Heritage Night with JCC MetroWest at Yogi Berra Stadium at Montclair State University. Tickets are $11 each and must be purchased by Friday, May 17. Enjoy an exciting evening of baseball as well as singing of Hatfikvah by Cantor Meredith Greenberg of Temple Ner Tamid, Jewish sports trivia, Israeli music and games with prizes! This is a great outing for the entire family.
Where: Yogi Berra Stadium at Montclair State University, 27 Clove Road, Little Falls, NJ.
When: Thursday, May 30 at 7:05 pm.
Cost: $11 per ticket. For more information email Matthew Fox at mfox@jccmetrowest.org. Click here to download the ticket form.

St. Catherine of Siena Carnival

Date & Time: Thursday, May 30, 2013 6:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Cedar Grove
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Who: All ages.
What: Annual carnival featuring games and rides, a food court, and an indoor, air-conditioned Kids World in the school gym to cool off.
Where: St. Catherine of Siena Church, 339 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ.
When: May 30 – June 2. Thursday - Saturday from 6 – 10 pm. Sunday offers more family-friendly 4 pm – 8 pm hours.
Cost: Free admission.

Mother Goose

Date & Time: Thursday, May 30, 2013 2:00pm
Filed Under: 3-6 years, Montclair
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Who: Ages 3 to 6.
What: Mother Goose is a fun way to promote literacy among our preschool-aged patrons.
Picture books, flannel board stories, songs and puppets are used to build upon
children’s natural enthusiasm for books and reading. Children of all abilities
welcome.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Thursday, May 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 2:00 pm.
Cost: Free. Registration required.

Shabbat Storytime

Date & Time: Thursday, May 30, 2013 1:30pm
Filed Under: Uncategorized
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Who: Families with young children.
What: Join the Jewish Family Concierge of Montclair and Surrounding Areas for a fun Shabbat Story Time and take home a challah for Shabbat!
Where: Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Thursday, May 30 at 1:30 pm
Cost: Free.

Babies in the Library

Date & Time: Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:30am
Filed Under: 14-23 months, Montclair
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Who: Newborns-13 months and 14-23 months.
What: Babies meet babies! Parents and caregivers sing nursery rhymes and share board books
with their little ones. Songs, language activities, and board books will be
introduced during each session. Make baby’s first library experience a special one!
Children of all abilities welcome.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21 and 28 and Thursdays May 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 am for Newborns-13 months and 11:30 am for 14-23 months.
Cost: Free. Registration required.

Babies in the Library

Date & Time: Thursday, May 30, 2013 10:30am
Filed Under: Montclair, Newborns-13 months
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Who: Newborns-13 months and 14-23 months.
What: Babies meet babies! Parents and caregivers sing nursery rhymes and share board books
with their little ones. Songs, language activities, and board books will be
introduced during each session. Make baby’s first library experience a special one!
Children of all abilities welcome.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21 and 28 and Thursdays May 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 am for Newborns-13 months and 11:30 am for 14-23 months.
Cost: Free. Registration required.

May 29, 2013

Yoga for Kids

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 4:00pm
Filed Under: Ages 3-7, Maplewood
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Who: Ages 3 to 7.
What: Two five-week sessions wit Judie Hurtado.
Where: Shakti, 1861 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Wednesdays, April 17 through May 15 and May 22 through June 19 from 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm.
Cost: $75 for 5 weeks. Sign up by April 3 for a DISCOUNTED RATE of $65 for 5 weeks.

Toddler Time

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 11:30am
Filed Under: 2 year olds, Montclair
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Who: Two-year-olds.
What: Toddler Time is a great way for two-year-olds and the adults in their lives to
explore language and numbers through stories. Picture books, flannel board stories,
nursery rhymes and finger plays are used to introduce the pleasures of books.
Children of all abilities welcome.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Wednesdays, May 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 10:30 am & 11:30 am.
Cost: Free. Registration required.

Toddler Time

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 10:30am
Filed Under: 2 year olds, Montclair
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Who: Two-year-olds.
What: Toddler Time is a great way for two-year-olds and the adults in their lives to
explore language and numbers through stories. Picture books, flannel board stories,
nursery rhymes and finger plays are used to introduce the pleasures of books.
Children of all abilities welcome.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Wednesdays, May 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 10:30 am & 11:30 am.
Cost: Free. Registration required.

May 28, 2013

Yoga for Teens

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 5:00pm
Filed Under: Maplewood, Teens
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Who: Teens.
What: A ten-week yoga session with Trish O’Gorman.
Where: Shakti, 1861 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Tuesdays, April 16 through June 18 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Cost: $150 for 10 weeks.
Drop-ins welcome $18.

Yoga for Tweens

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 4:00pm
Filed Under: Ages 8 - 12, Maplewood
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Who: Ages 8 to 12.
What: A ten-week yoga session with Trish O’Gorman.
Where: Shakti, 1861 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Tuesdays, April 16 through June 18 from 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm.
Cost: $150 for 10 weeks.
Drop-ins welcome $18.

Girls Yoga & Art

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 4:00pm
Filed Under: Ages 5-8, Montclair
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Who: Ages 5-8.
What: This 75-minute class will combine kids yoga, which helps to release and circulate stuck or built-up energies in our bodies, and art, which we can use to further release these energies into a variety of creations. A different theme will be presented each week, which will be used to educate about our bodies and our selves, and to give kids experience with various breathing techniques, asanas, meditation, and relaxation. Each art project will further emphasize and incorporate that week’s topic.
Where: Montclair B.A.B.Y., 113 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Tuesdays, April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4 and 11 from 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm.
Cost: $110.

Babies in the Library

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 11:30am
Filed Under: 14-23 months, Montclair
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Who: Newborns-13 months and 14-23 months.
What: Babies meet babies! Parents and caregivers sing nursery rhymes and share board books
with their little ones. Songs, language activities, and board books will be
introduced during each session. Make baby’s first library experience a special one!
Children of all abilities welcome.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21 and 28 and Thursdays May 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 am for Newborns-13 months and 11:30 am for 14-23 months.
Cost: Free. Registration required.

Babies in the Library

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 10:30am
Filed Under: Montclair, Newborns-13 months
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Who: Newborns-13 months and 14-23 months.
What: Babies meet babies! Parents and caregivers sing nursery rhymes and share board books
with their little ones. Songs, language activities, and board books will be
introduced during each session. Make baby’s first library experience a special one!
Children of all abilities welcome.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21 and 28 and Thursdays May 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 am for Newborns-13 months and 11:30 am for 14-23 months.
Cost: Free. Registration required.

Summer Salute to Heroes

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 10:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Families, NY, NYC
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Who: All ages.
What: The Intrepid will honor our service men and women. Pier 86 will be filled with displays, hands-on activities, and live performances. There will also be a free screening of Top Gun on the Flight Deck, a Memorial Day Ceremony featuring the unfurling of a 100-foot American flag, a panel discussion focused on African Americans in WWII, and more. See website for a complete list of activities.
Where: INTREPID Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, West 46th Street and 12th Avenue, New York, NY.
When: Friday, May 24 through Tuesday, May 28, Weekdays from 10 am – 5 pm and Weekends and Holidays 10 am – 6 pm.
Cost: Some events free, but other require admission. For more information call 212-245-0072 or click here.

The Children’s House Open Houses

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 12:00am
Filed Under: Parents, Verona
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Who: Parents of preschoolers or future preschoolers.
What: Every Tuesday through the spring, The Children’s House will open its doors for prospective parents to see teachers and their students at work. Parents can observe two different programs—the Young Three Program, for students who will turn three by April of the current school year, and the Three to Six Program, for students turning three by October through age six.
Where: The Children’s House, 26 Montrose Avenue, Verona, NJ.
When: Every Tuesday morning through the Spring.
Cost: Free.

May 27, 2013

Maplewood Rubber Duck Race

Date & Time: Monday, May 27, 2013 11:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Maplewood
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Who: All ages
What: Annual Memorial Day race at Maplewood pond.
Where: Memorial Park Bridge between Oakview Avenue and the duck pond, Maplewood, NJ
When: Monday, May 27 at 11 am.
Cost: $5 sponsors a Rubber Duck Racer.

 

Memorial Day Paddle

Date & Time: Monday, May 27, 2013 10:30am
Filed Under: 10 and up, Roseland
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Who: Children ages 10 and up who are accompanied by an adult.
What: Take a leisurely paddle on the Passaic River. Paddlers will enjoy scenery and peacefulness as they paddle up the river and then float down slowly at the pace of the river. The session includes paddling safety and techniques and all equipment.
Where: Essex County Enivironmental Center,  Garibaldi Hall, Roseland NJ
When: Monday, May 27 10:30 am OR 2 pm
Cost: $30 per canoe or $15 per person. Advance registration is required. For more information call 973-228-8776

Summer Salute to Heros

Date & Time: Monday, May 27, 2013 10:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Families, NY, NYC
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Who: All ages.
What: The Intrepid will honor our service men and women. Pier 86 will be filled with displays, hands-on activities, and live performances. There will also be a free screening of Top Gun on the Flight Deck, a Memorial Day Ceremony featuring the unfurling of a 100-foot American flag, a panel discussion focused on African Americans in WWII, and more. See website for a complete list of activities.
Where: INTREPID Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, West 46th Street and 12th Avenue, New York, NY.
When: Friday, May 24 through Tuesday, May 28, Weekdays from 10 am – 5 pm and Weekends and Holidays 10 am – 6 pm.
Cost: Some events free, but other require admission. For more information call 212-245-0072 or click here.

May 25, 2013

The Cloisters Museum Family Festival: In Search of the Unicorn

Date & Time: Saturday, May 25, 2013 11:30am
Filed Under: Families, Little Kids, Teens, Tweens
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Who: Kids ages 4 – 12 and their families.
What: Imagine a world where magical unicorns roam the woods and fierce dragons lurk in every cave! Learn about these and other fantastic animals in the Middle Ages and hear the stories medieval people told about them. Programs will include family gallery workshops and a self-guided art hunt. On Saturday, May 25, Magic Tree House series author Mary Pope Osborne will give readings from her book Blizzard of the Blue Moon, which features our very own Cloisters unicorn.
Where: The Met’s Cloisters Museum, 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park, NY, NY.
When: Saturday, May 25 from 11:30 am – Sunday, May 26 at 4 pm
Cost: Free with museum admission- recommended adults $25 / children under 12 free

May 24, 2013

Mothering-in-Awarness

Date & Time: Friday, May 24, 2013 11:30am
Filed Under: Montclair, New Moms
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Who: Moms and their babies.
What: Come together in sacred circle to meet new moms, share stories, experiences and to discuss various topics related to your transition into motherhood. This circle offers mother compassionate support in a loving and nurturing environment. The topics include:

  • May 3rd : Postpartum Needs , Feelings & Postpartum Body Image
  • May 10th : How to Calm your Crying baby, Nighttime Parenting & Healthy Sleep Habits
  • May 17th: Infant massage: Through nurturing touch, massage and acupressure,
    parents will learn natural ways of promoting infant health and wellness.
  • May 24th: How to Maintain a Healthy Relationship with your partner and with
    yourself after having a baby.
  • June 7th: Baby wearing / Learn the Benefits of wearing your baby.
    You will also have the opportunity to try on many different slings and baby
    carriers. Guest speaker: Safiya Oni Brown
  • June 14th: Healing Ourselves, Healing our Families: Building Natural Immunity
    for yourself and your baby.
  • June 21st: Sensory play for your Baby – Learn fun and creative ways to play with your baby at all stages of development.

Where: Montclair B.A.B.Y., 113 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Fridays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, June 7, 14, and 21 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.
Cost: $105 for 7 weeks and $20 for a drop-in single class.

May 23, 2013

Montclair Public School Forum on Resources & School Offerings

Date & Time: Thursday, May 23, 2013 7:30pm
Filed Under: Adults, Montclair
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Who: Montclair parents and community
What: All community members are welcome to attend and participate in this interactive planning forum. These forums will begin the work together crafting strategies and measurable objectives that will inform the strategic plan for the Montclair School district. Challenges addressed include: Resources/School Offerings (including the magnet themes)
Where: MPS Central Office, 22 Valley Road, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Montclair, NJ, 07042
When: Thursday, May 23, 7:30 pm -9:30 pm
Cost: Free

Aloha Lullaby: Tales from the Far East

Date & Time: Thursday, May 23, 2013 6:30pm
Filed Under: Ages 3-7, Montclair
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Who: Ages 3 to 7.
What: Ni’hao! Kumusta! Aloha! Namasthe! Konnichiwa! Anyo!
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Join us as we celebrate the rich cultural
traditions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. We will
listen to stories from these lands, learn how to hula dance to “Pearly Shells” and
enjoy a tasty treat from the Philippines!
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 pm.
Cost: Free. Registration required.

Mother Goose

Date & Time: Thursday, May 23, 2013 2:00pm
Filed Under: 3-6 years, Montclair
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Who: Ages 3 to 6.
What: Mother Goose is a fun way to promote literacy among our preschool-aged patrons.
Picture books, flannel board stories, songs and puppets are used to build upon
children’s natural enthusiasm for books and reading. Children of all abilities
welcome.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Thursday, May 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 2:00 pm.
Cost: Free. Registration required.

Babies in the Library

Date & Time: Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:30am
Filed Under: 14-23 months, Montclair
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Who: Newborns-13 months and 14-23 months.
What: Babies meet babies! Parents and caregivers sing nursery rhymes and share board books
with their little ones. Songs, language activities, and board books will be
introduced during each session. Make baby’s first library experience a special one!
Children of all abilities welcome.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21 and 28 and Thursdays May 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 am for Newborns-13 months and 11:30 am for 14-23 months.
Cost: Free. Registration required.

Stroller Work-Out Series

Date & Time: Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:00am
Filed Under: Mommy and Me, Montclair
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Who: Moms and their babies.
What: Spring is almost here, we hope!!! Join teacher, Ali Campbell, for a 5 week series of walking, running, cardio bursts and stretching, all using your stroller as added resistance. This one hour class is perfect for anyone looking to move a little, while having your baby or toddler along for the ride. You do not need a jog stroller, any stroller will do. You do not need any experience. The series will begin slow and build strength and cardio endurance. Walking fast can always be substituted for any running, and modifications will be offered through out class. The general idea is to move!Where: Montclair B.A.B.Y., 113 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Thursdays, April 25, May 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Cost: $75. You must sign up for the 5 class series and pay in advance. No drop ins. In case of inclimate weather, students can take Mommy and Baby Yoga during the 11:30-12:30 hour. Click here to register.

Babies in the Library

Date & Time: Thursday, May 23, 2013 10:30am
Filed Under: Montclair, Newborns-13 months
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Who: Newborns-13 months and 14-23 months.
What: Babies meet babies! Parents and caregivers sing nursery rhymes and share board books
with their little ones. Songs, language activities, and board books will be
introduced during each session. Make baby’s first library experience a special one!
Children of all abilities welcome.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21 and 28 and Thursdays May 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 am for Newborns-13 months and 11:30 am for 14-23 months.
Cost: Free. Registration required.

May 22, 2013

Free Audition Coaching Session

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 4:30pm
Filed Under: Ages 12-18, Maywood, Teens
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Who: Ages 12 to 18.
What:  You can prepare for your upcoming audition! Bring your audition materials: a ballad and/or an upbeat Broadway song, and a comic monologue. We will coach you to be your best!
Where: 3s Performing Arts, 525 Palmer Avenue, Maywood, NJ.
When: Monday, June 13 and Wednesday, June 22 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
Cost: Free.

Books & Bites Reading Club

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 4:30pm
Filed Under: Grades 3-5, Montclair
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Who: Grades 1-3 and 3-5.
What: Develop lifelong reading habits with the Books & Bites Reading Club! Each month a
new book is discussed followed by a craft and a tasty treat to eat. Don’t miss out
on the fun! For students in Grades 1-3 and Grades 3-5, books are available to check
out on your library card when you register.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Wednesday May 8 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm for Grades 1-3 (Lulu and the Brontosaurus) an Wednesday, May 22 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm for Grades 3-5 (The Phantom Tollbooth).
Cost: Free. Registration required.

Yoga for Kids

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 4:00pm
Filed Under: Ages 3-7, Maplewood
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Who: Ages 3 to 7.
What: Two five-week sessions wit Judie Hurtado.
Where: Shakti, 1861 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Wednesdays, April 17 through May 15 and May 22 through June 19 from 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm.
Cost: $75 for 5 weeks. Sign up by April 3 for a DISCOUNTED RATE of $65 for 5 weeks.

Little Pim French Sing-A-Long and Book Reading

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 3:30pm
Filed Under: 3-5 years with adult, NYC
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Who: Kids ages 3 -5
What: The Little Pim sing-a-long and book reading will allow both toddlers and their parents the opportunity to explore and discover the French language in a fun and exciting way.
Where: DiMenna Children’s History Museum, New-York Historical Society Museum & Library,  170 Central Park West at 77th Street, NYC
When: Wednesday, May 22 from 3:30 – 4:15pm
Cost:  Free with museum admission: Adults $15, Kids age 5 – 13 $5 / Kids 4 and under Free. No reservations required.

 

Little Pim French Sing-A-Long and Book Reading

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 3:30pm
Filed Under: Ages 3 -5, NY, NYC
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Who: Children ages 3 to 5.
What: Little Pim, the number one language learning program for young children, will host a French Sing-A-Long and Book Reading on Wednesday, May 22nd from 3:30 – 4:15pm at the DiMenna Children’s History Museum located at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library.  The event is free with museum admission. Research has shown that between birth and the age of six, the human brain is hard-wired for learning multiple.  When it comes to learning a language, the earlier the better.  The Little Pim sing-a-long and book reading will allow both toddlers and their parents the opportunity to explore and discover the French language in a fun and exciting way.
Where: New York Historical Society Museum & Library, 170 Central Park West at 77th Street, New York, NY.
When: Wednesday, May 22 from 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm.
Cost: Free with museum admission. For more information, contact Karyn Ravin by emailing karyn@maletzkymedia.com or call 212 829 0150 x1.

Garden Discoveries

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 1:15pm
Filed Under: 3-5 years with adult, Montclair
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Who: Ages 3 to 5 with an adult.
What: Join us at Van Vleck House & Gardens for an afternoon of discovery in and around the gardens. Each program will include a guided hike, hands-on activities and a story. Parents or caregivers must accompany each child.
Where: Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Wednesdays, January 30 (Discovering Winter), February 13 (Cards from Nature), February 27 (Maple Sugaring), March 13 (Nature Frames), March 27 (Tomatoes From Seed), April 17 (Birds and Nests), April 24 (Recycled Crafts), May 8 (Flower Fun), May 22 (Pizza Gardens), June 12 (Bug Life) and June 26 (Sun Catchers) from 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm.
Cost: $7 per child who are friends of Van Vleck and $12 per child for others. No fee for accompanying adults. To register, call (973) 744-4752 ex.11 or email Michelle Wiessner at education@vanvleck.org

Infant and Pediatric Massage Class

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 1:00pm
Filed Under: Babies, Parents of children with Special Needs, Toddlers
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Who: Parents of babies and children with special needs
What: Montclair State University’s Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health is offering a free introductory class on infant and pediatric massage for children with special needs, teaching parents
Where: Montclair State University’s Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07043
When: Three class offerings: Sunday, April 14 from 3 pm – 4:30 pm / Wednesday, May 22 from 1 am – 11:30 am / Sunday, June 9 from 3 pm – 4:30 pm.
Cost: Free. Email here to Register. For Questions call Linda Garofallou, MS, LMT, at 973-714-3241.

Toddler Time

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 11:30am
Filed Under: 2 year olds, Montclair
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Who: Two-year-olds.
What: Toddler Time is a great way for two-year-olds and the adults in their lives to
explore language and numbers through stories. Picture books, flannel board stories,
nursery rhymes and finger plays are used to introduce the pleasures of books.
Children of all abilities welcome.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Wednesdays, May 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 10:30 am & 11:30 am.
Cost: Free. Registration required.

Toddler Time

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 10:30am
Filed Under: 2 year olds, Montclair
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Who: Two-year-olds.
What: Toddler Time is a great way for two-year-olds and the adults in their lives to
explore language and numbers through stories. Picture books, flannel board stories,
nursery rhymes and finger plays are used to introduce the pleasures of books.
Children of all abilities welcome.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Wednesdays, May 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 10:30 am & 11:30 am.
Cost: Free. Registration required.

May 21, 2013

Montclair Public School Forum on Central Office & Leadership Development

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 7:30pm
Filed Under: Adults, Montclair
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Who: Montclair parents and community
What: All community members are welcome to attend and participate in this interactive planning forum. These forums will begin the work together crafting strategies and measurable objectives that will inform the strategic plan for the Montclair School district. Challenges addressed include: Central Services & Leadership/Accountability
Where: Mt. Hebron Middle School, 173 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07043
When: Tuesday, May 21 from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cost: Free

Prenatal Peace and Calming

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 6:30pm
Filed Under: Montclair, pregnant women
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Who: MSU faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
What: The Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health is now offering prenatal services for MSU faculty, staff, students, and alumni.  Using the principals of infant mental health and the evidence from Lamaze International, the childbirth education workshops are open to all expectant women, men and parents at any point in their pregnancy.   We engage in meaningful and authentic exercises to feel comfortable and confident at every stage of pregnancy, labor, birth and parenting.  The seminars will instill confidence in your passage into parenting with resources and tools for a healthy and empowered pregnancy, birth and parenting journey. Come experience the wonder and wisdom of giving birth and being born.
Where: Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Tuesdays 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Session 1:  March 12, 19 and 26 and April 2 and 16.
Session 2: April 23 and 30 and May 7, 14 and 21.
Session 3:  June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 2.
Session 4:  August 6, 13, 20, 27 and September 3.
Session 5: September 17 and September 24, and October 1, 8, and 15.
Session 6:  November 5, 12, 19, 26, and December 3.


Cost: $100 per family for a package of 5 sessions.

Chess for Kids: Essex County 4-H Club

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 5:30pm
Filed Under: 6 and up, Montclair
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Who: Ages 6 and up.
What: Enjoy a bimonthly chess club* led by Neil Goldman of Essex County 4-H. Children of
all skill levels can enjoy the game by learning through play. Mr. Goldman is a
volunteer leader in 4-H and has taught chess to many kids. 4-H of Rutgers
Cooperative Extension uses a learn-by-doing approach to enable youth to become
competent, caring citizens of the world. Dedicated adult volunteers provide
leadership to 4-H clubs and activities.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ. (In the Auditorium)
When: Tuesdays, May 7 and 21 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
Cost: Free. Registration required.

Yoga for Teens

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 5:00pm
Filed Under: Maplewood, Teens
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Who: Teens.
What: A ten-week yoga session with Trish O’Gorman.
Where: Shakti, 1861 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Tuesdays, April 16 through June 18 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Cost: $150 for 10 weeks.
Drop-ins welcome $18.

Yoga for Tweens

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 4:00pm
Filed Under: Ages 8 - 12, Maplewood
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Who: Ages 8 to 12.
What: A ten-week yoga session with Trish O’Gorman.
Where: Shakti, 1861 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Tuesdays, April 16 through June 18 from 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm.
Cost: $150 for 10 weeks.
Drop-ins welcome $18.

Girls Yoga & Art

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 4:00pm
Filed Under: Ages 5-8, Montclair
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Who: Ages 5-8.
What: This 75-minute class will combine kids yoga, which helps to release and circulate stuck or built-up energies in our bodies, and art, which we can use to further release these energies into a variety of creations. A different theme will be presented each week, which will be used to educate about our bodies and our selves, and to give kids experience with various breathing techniques, asanas, meditation, and relaxation. Each art project will further emphasize and incorporate that week’s topic.
Where: Montclair B.A.B.Y., 113 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Tuesdays, April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4 and 11 from 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm.
Cost: $110.

Babies in the Library

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 11:30am
Filed Under: 14-23 months, Montclair
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Who: Newborns-13 months and 14-23 months.
What: Babies meet babies! Parents and caregivers sing nursery rhymes and share board books
with their little ones. Songs, language activities, and board books will be
introduced during each session. Make baby’s first library experience a special one!
Children of all abilities welcome.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21 and 28 and Thursdays May 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 am for Newborns-13 months and 11:30 am for 14-23 months.
Cost: Free. Registration required.

Mothering-in-Awareness

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 11:30am
Filed Under: Montclair, New Moms
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Who: Moms and their babies.
What: Come together in sacred circle to meet new moms, share stories, experiences and to discuss various topics related to your transition into motherhood. This circle offers mother compassionate support in a loving and nurturing environment. The topics include:

  • May 3rd : Postpartum Needs , Feelings & Postpartum Body Image
  • May 10th : How to Calm your Crying baby, Nighttime Parenting & Healthy Sleep Habits
  • May 17th: Infant massage: Through nurturing touch, massage and acupressure,
    parents will learn natural ways of promoting infant health and wellness.
  • May 24th: How to Maintain a Healthy Relationship with your partner and with
    yourself after having a baby.
  • June 7th: Baby wearing / Learn the Benefits of wearing your baby.
    You will also have the opportunity to try on many different slings and baby
    carriers. Guest speaker: Safiya Oni Brown
  • June 14th: Healing Ourselves, Healing our Families: Building Natural Immunity
    for yourself and your baby.
  • June 21st: Sensory play for your Baby – Learn fun and creative ways to play with your baby at all stages of development.

Where: Montclair B.A.B.Y., 113 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Fridays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, June 7, 14, and 21 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.
Cost: $105 for 7 weeks and $20 for a drop-in single class.

Babies in the Library

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10:30am
Filed Under: Montclair, Newborns-13 months
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Who: Newborns-13 months and 14-23 months.
What: Babies meet babies! Parents and caregivers sing nursery rhymes and share board books
with their little ones. Songs, language activities, and board books will be
introduced during each session. Make baby’s first library experience a special one!
Children of all abilities welcome.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21 and 28 and Thursdays May 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 am for Newborns-13 months and 11:30 am for 14-23 months.
Cost: Free. Registration required.

The Children’s House Open Houses

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 12:00am
Filed Under: Parents, Verona
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Who: Parents of preschoolers or future preschoolers.
What: Every Tuesday through the spring, The Children’s House will open its doors for prospective parents to see teachers and their students at work. Parents can observe two different programs—the Young Three Program, for students who will turn three by April of the current school year, and the Three to Six Program, for students turning three by October through age six.
Where: The Children’s House, 26 Montrose Avenue, Verona, NJ.
When: Every Tuesday morning through the Spring.
Cost: Free.

May 20, 2013

Music & Movement

Date & Time: Monday, May 20, 2013 4:30pm
Filed Under: children with special needs, West Orange
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Who: Children with special needs.
What: Session 2 will be led by Mrs. Rhonda Grindell who is a pre-school teacher currently completing her degree in special education. Mrs. Grindell is very artistic and creative.
She has provided arts and crafts at Harbor Haven for five summers.  The children will not only go home with an amazing completed project, but will feel a great sense of pride and accomplishment!
Where: West Orange Library, 46 Mount Pleasant Avenue, West Orange, NJ. (Meeting Room).
When: Monday, May 20 from 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm.
Cost: Free.

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