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May in Montclair 2018
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May in Montclair - Celebrating 40 Years

What were you doing in 1979? Watching the solar eclipse, disco dancing, or maybe using the first-ever DustBuster? In Montclair, some very special women were meeting for the first time. Their mission: to beautify the natural landscape of the town and celebrate the spirit of their community.

Betty Dallery and Jean Kidd were among the small group of residents with a simple, beautiful idea: plant bulbs in the fall and then, when the bulbs are blooming in the spring, distribute a calendar of special events around town. Donations from the residents would cover the cost of the bulbs and advertising from local businesses would pay for the publication. Now almost forty years later 'May in Montclair' remains a vital volunteer-driven initiative that beautifies the town and showcases the best of what the town has to offer.

Bulbs by the thousands are ordered in September, arrive by November, and Vice Chair Cyndee Rowan (whose children are fifth generation Montclairians) transforms her garage into the tulip/daffodil depot where committee members bag, label, and deliver to eager volunteers planters all over town - in schools, gardening groups, park conservancies, houses of worship, and in the business districts. From Canterbury to Tuers, and Kaveny Field to Edgemont, the town fills the flowerbeds for a spectacular spring display.

MIM Committee Chair Karen Shinevar says there's a way for everyone to participate. For this special 40th year the goal is to plant 40,000 bulbs. "Plant bulbs, make a tulip donation in honor of a loved one, list your May event in the calendar of events, or advertise your local business in the 40th anniversary Calendar of Events book. For the first time, we will offer "40 for 40" - sacks of 40 bulbs will be available for a donation amount of $40. The bulbs will be available for pickup and planting in early November.

Whether you are new to town, love nature, or can remember those beloved women Betty Dallery or Jean Kidd, join your friends and neighbors in this special 40th year to celebrate the spirit and beauty of Montclair. Special offers for advertisers are just a click away. Your support will make it possible for this event to continue for the next forty!

May in Montclair is a celebration of the physical beauty and the indomitable community spirit of Montclair.

It is a month-long festival of art shows, concerts, garden tours, health and exercise programs, fairs and markets presented to make people feel good about living, working, shopping, and spending leisure time as they celebrate the spirit that is Montclair.

October
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Tour de Montclair

The Tour de Montclair, Montclair’s iconic community bike ride, will return this year at 10AM Sunday, October 1. The Tour will end at the Open Streets Festival to be held this year on Midland Avenue in Montclair from 10AM — 3PM. Pre-registration for the 2017 Tour de Montclair is strongly suggested. Registration includes a FREE branded performance t-shirt and a branded string sac (while supplies last), admission to the Tour, *and* a 1-year membership to Bike&Walk Montclair. Registration will also be available on the day of the event from 9AM-9:45AM, but t-shirts and string sacs are not guaranteed. Riders will start lining up at 9:30AM and the Tour will officially begin at 10AM. The Tour de Montclair, a family-friendly bike ride with 6- and 12- mile options, begins on Midland Avenue and takes riders through the 4 wards of Montclair, highlighting parts of town not easily seen by car. Riders will cruise by the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens and Nishuane Park, pass the Montclair Art Museum and much more. Riders are invited to enjoy the sights at their own pace: fast, slow or anywhere in between! The ride ends back at Midland Avenue where riders can celebrate at the Open Streets Festival. “The Tour de Montclair is a great celebration of everything we love about this community,” said Israel Cronk, Executive Director of the Montclair Center BID. “Come and join the Open Streets celebration following the Tour with food, activities and music!” “Bike&Walk Montclair is so proud of the iconic Tour de Montclair, which we’ve been organizing for over 12 years,” said Jean Lyons, Bike&Walk Montclair. “When you ride in the Tour you get to see the four wards of Montclair by bike and notice nooks and crannies, gardens and homes, stores and restaurants you’d never see whizzing by in a car!” The Open Streets Festival is part of a national movement to “open” streets for walking, jogging, bicycling, dancing, and socializing, free from traffic. Montclair’s event will include music, children’s activities, food, sustainability displays and vendors. The 2017 Tour de Montclair and the Open Streets Festival are made possible by Schumacher Insurance Agency and through a strong partnership between Bike&Walk Montclair, the Montclair Center BID and Montclair Township.

Thank you to our 2017 Tulip Donors - Learn More / Donate

Frances Adams

Julie Adams

Nancy and Michael Alberga

Ellen Alexander

Aubin Ames

Penny and Mitchell Arons

Bonni Babson

Remembering Norton Babson

Montclair Community Band

Lori Beitler

John and Janice Benton

Andree Bertsche

Gene and Joan Bloch

With thanks to Peter and in memory of Jean

Gerald and Linda Blume

Jon and Sara Bonesteel

Josephine Bonomo

Carol and Fred Brown

Robert and Ellen Campbell

Deana and Robert Campion

In memory of Jean Kidd

Shirley M. Cobert

Patricia Colagiuri

In memory of Jean Kidd

Kathleen and Alberto Comini

Susann and Jim Connors

Cynthia Corhan-Aitken

Grace and John DePaola

Michael and Eileen Diaz

Maureen Donahoe

In honor of Jean Kidd

Judith and Paul Dorphley

Ferdon Family

Remembering Ed Ferdon

Joyce & Bo Foley

Susan Helman and Michael Frank & Family

Blaine and Lynda Frantz

Ethelyn L. Fulton

Helen Geyer

Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin

Laurie and Bruce Goodman

In memory of Jean Kidd

Patricia Green

Randy Simon & Lee Greenberger

Judy Greene

Gloria and Ralph Grieco

Donna & Peter Grieves

Thank you, Peter Giuffra

Linda and Harold Grotenstein

Elizabeth and George Hirai

Peter and Deborah Hirsch

Dedicated to the Garden Club of Montclair

Eric and Diana von Hoffmann

Catherine and David Hughes

Ann and Tom Johnson

Mary Lee and Dave Jones

In memory of Jean Kidd

Ed Kaplan

Gordon and Donna Kirby

In memory of Jean Kidd

Jacklyn and Roger Kling

Annette Korn

Carolyn Lack

Susan and Norman Ladov

Peter and Bebe Landis

In remembrance of Jean and Duncan Kidd

Gerry Lavner

In memory of Jules Lavner and Ronna Lavner-Rose

Mary Ann and Cliff Lindholm

Susan Mack

Jack and Lacey Mahoney

Norma and Robert Manns

In honor of Peter Giuffra

Christina Mayer and Kevin Cooney

Kathleen P McClearn

Theodora McKee

Robert & Peggy McMillan

Dedicated to the Montclair Township Animal Shelter

Tracy McVeigh and Andrew Melitz

Oneida Mendez-Laws

Barbara and Robert Meyer

Thank you, Peter Giuffra, great friend to Montclair

Joyce Michaelson

Jory and Deborah Miller

Robert and Joyce Mims

In memory of Jean Kidd

Gregg Peters Monsees

In memory of Laura, Dorothy and Warren Monsees

Donald Moore

Deborah & William Moran

Rita Nadler

Bianca Vernon Nealley

Sherri Neuwirth

Janet Orr

Addie Palmer

Susie Price

Celia Radek

With thanks to Peter Giuffra

Ed Remsen

Peter! The best

Lisanne Renner & Adam Grace

Judy & Robert Rich

Cynthia and John Rogers

Maggie Rothman

Barbara Rudy and Douglas Conway

Christine and Bob Russo

Robin and Ken Schlager

Karen Shinevar

With thanks to Peter and in memory of Jean

Denise Silverman

Marianne and Roy Smith

Councilor Sean Spiller

Carol Starr

Marcy Sullivan

In honor of Peter Giuffra for all he has done for Montclair

Marjorie and Monroe Tenner

C.Y. and Bill Treene

Michele and Cal Trevenen

In memory of Jean Kidd

Judy and Bill Turner

Sharon Burton Turner and Lincoln Turner

Viridian Environmental Services

Ingo and Jutta Walter

Lois Whipple

Stanley and Eleanor White

Margaret Whitsett

Leslie Wiesner

Sue and Dick Williams

Clare and Mike Winchester

Nancy and Richard Wolff

Hal and Brigitte Wolkoff

Kamie Zaracki

And thanks to our 2016 Tulip Donors - Learn More / Donate

Frances Adams

Ellen Alexander

Aubin Ames

In memory of Jean Kidd

Ercilia and Olle Andersson

Nancy and Dick Appert

Montclair Community Band

Lori Beitler

John and Janice Benton

Joan & Gene Bloch

In memory of Jean Kidd

Jon and Sara Bonesteel

Josephine Bonomo

Carol and Fred Brown

In memory of Jean

Robert and Ellen Campbell

Deana and Robert Campion

In memory of Jean Kidd

Sandra and James C. Carter

Dedicated to Jean Kidd

Shirley M. Cobert

In honor and memory of Jean Kidd

Patricia Colagiuri

Susann and Jim Connors

Cynthia Corhan-Aitken

Grace and John DePaola

Michael and Eileen Diaz

Maureen Donahoe

Judith and Paul Dorphley

Chloe & Alexander Eichler

In memory of Dorothy Tomasik

Emer Featherstone

The Ferdon Family

Remembering Ed

The Flynn Family

Susan Helman and Michael Frank & Family

Blaine and Lynda Frantz

Ethelyn L. Fulton

Mary Jean Gallagher

Helen Geyer

Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin

Alica and Peter Giuffra

Laurie and Bruce Goodman

In honor and memory of Jean Kidd

Patricia Green

Randy Simon & Lee Greenberger

Judy Greene

Gloria and Ralph Grieco

Donna & Peter Grieves

Linda and Harold Grotenstein

Elizabeth and George Hirai

Peter and Deborah Hirsch

In honor of the Garden Club of Montclair & Jean Kidd

Catherine and David Hughes

Mayor Robert Jackson

Elizabeth Jefferson and Bob Petrus

Dedicated to Jean Kidd

Ann and Tom Johnson

In memory of Jean Kidd

Mary Lee and Dave Jones

Ed Kaplan

Karen Keating

Annette Korn

Every year reminding me of the tulips we loved in Holland

Kristin Krongard

Carolyn Lack

Susan and Norman Ladov

Patricia LaDuca

Peter and Bebe Landis

In memory of Jean Kidd

Lyle Landon

Gerry Lavner

In memory of Ronna Lavner-Rose and Jules Lavner

Gordon & Donna Kirby

In memory of Jean Kidd

Mary Ann and Cliff Lindholm

Christina Mayer

Kathy McClearn

Theodora McKee

In memory of Elmore McKee

Robert & Peggy McMillan

In memory of Brandy

Tracy McVeigh and Andrew Melitz

Oneida Mendez-Laws

Barbara and Robert Meyer

Joyce Michaelson

Dedicated to Jean Kidd

Jory and Deborah Miller

Robert and Joyce Mims

Lois A Moffat

Gregg Peters Monsees

Remembering Dorothy Miller Monsees, Warren Rehm Monsees, and Laura Monsees Dowling

Karen and Leland Montgomery

Remembering Helen Nutt, Ada Zaminsky,Frances & Marian Montgomery, & Marian Miller

Deborah & William Moran

Rita Nadler

In memory of Jean Kidd

Bianca Vernon Nealley

Sherri Neuwirth

Adriana O'Toole

Janet Orr

Eric W. Parker and Elizabeth K Guthrie

Susie Price

In memory of Jean Kidd and Doug Price, Past MIM Treasurer

Ed Remsen

Lisanne Renner & Adam Grace

Judy & Robert Rich

In memory of Jean Kidd

Cynthia and John Rogers

Marcia S. Rogers

Maggie Rothman

Barbara Rudy and Douglas Conway

Christine and Bob Russo

Robin and Ken Schlager

Karen Shinevar

In memory of Jean Kidd

Denise & Paul Silverman

John, Dana, & Ella Simons

Marianne and Roy Smith

Councilor Sean Spiller

Carol Starr

Linda and Brian Sterling

Marcy Sullivan

In memory of Bob Sullivan

Jane and Harvey Susswein

In memory of Jean Kidd

Marjorie and Monroe Tenner

C.Y. and Bill Treene

Judy and Bill Turner

Sharon Burton Turner and Lincoln Turner

Viridian Environmental Consultants

Claire Walls

Ingo and Juta Walter

Linda S. Wanat

A Montclair Treasure: Jean Kidd

Lois Whipple

Karen and Larry Whitehaus

Bernard and Margaret Whitsett

Leslie Wiesner

Sue and Dick Williams

Nancy and Richard Wolff

Hal and Brigitte Wolkoff

For Mrs. Jean Kidd with love from the Wolkoffs

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ARTS
AUTOMOTIVE
BOOKS & READING
  • Watchung Booksellers
BUSINESS & FINANCE
CLOTHING, JEWELRY & ACESSORIES
  • Chelsea Square
  • dem two hands
  • Moline Kronberg Cleaners
  • Romeo's Professional Tailor Shop
CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS
  • College Women's Club of Montclair
  • Friends of Barnet
  • Garden Club of Montclair
  • Montclair Community Band
  • PAWS
  • Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County
  • Women's Club of Upper Montclair, The
DEDICATION
  • Comini Family
EDUCATION
EVENTS/ENTERTAINMENT
FLORIST
  • Anderson's Flowers Inc.
FOOD
  • Ah'Pizz
  • Java Love Coffee Roasting Co.
  • Palazzo
FUNERAL HOMES
  • Hugh M. Moriarty Funeral Home
GARDENS
  • Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens
  • Van Vleck House & Gardens
HEALTH
HEALTH & WELLNESS
HOME & GARDEN
HOUSES OF WORSHIP
LEGAL SERVICES
MEDIA
MEDICAL
  • Bellevue Avenue Dental Associates
  • Dr. Gabrielle Nitti, O.D. & Dr. Steven Croucher O.D.
  • Montclair Hearing Aid Center
  • Notchview Pediatrics, LLC
  • St. Joseph's Hospital
REAL ESTATE
RELA ESTATE
  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices / Sam Joseph
SENIOR SERVICES
SOCIAL SERVICES