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May in Montclair
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May in Montclair - Celebrating 41 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.

Volunteers are even more important this year than ever before. After forty years, the bulbs will be funded SOLELY by tulip donations. While you can still list your May events free of charge at here on the web site, the Calendar of Events book will not be published. We urge all residents and businesses who supported that book through advertising to look for ways to contribute directly to tulip donations and be recognized on our website and through our social media. (The trees thank the committee in advance for saving all of that paper!)

Springtime events all around town continue to be showcased in the MIM website Calendar of Events. Opening day ceremonies will take place in Watchung Plaza on May 1st. The school children's musical performance will continue as a beautiful community celebration to kick off May in Montclair.

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.

Thank you to our 2019 Tulip Donors - Learn More / Donate

Frances Adams

In memory of Jean Kidd

Penny and Mitchell Arons

Bonni Babson

John and Janice Benton

Monica Biondi

Gene and Joan Bloch

In memory of Jean Kidd

Jon and Sara Bonesteel

Ellen and Robert Campbell

Dedicated to Catherine Howe

Deana and Robert Campion

In memory of Jean Kidd

Stuart A Christie & Catherine A Mazza

Shirley M. Cobert

Patricia Colagiuri

In memory of Jean Kidd

Terrance and Charlene Connolly

Cynthia Corhan-Aitken

Molly Cotton

Dedicated to Judy & Harris Zinn

Laura Couchman

In memory of Jean Kidd, from her 3 children

Grace and John DePaola

Michael and Eileen Diaz

Maureen Donahoe

Judith and Paul Dorphley

Chloe & Alexander Eichler

In dedication to Dorothy Tomasik

Emer Featherstone

In memory of Jean Kidd

Susan Helman and Michael Frank & Family

Blaine and Lynda Frantz

Ethelyn L. Fulton

Alica and Peter Giuffra

Bravo!

Laurie and Bruce Goodman

Randy Simon & Lee Greenberger

Judy Greene

Linda Grotenstein

In memory of Jean Kidd

Donna and Jim Hains

In dedication to Greg Poage

Peter and Deborah Hirsch

In dedication to The Garden Club of Montclair

Mayor Robert Jackson and Cheryl Jackson

Ann and Tom Johnson

In memory of Jean Kidd

Mary Lee and Dave Jones

Ann and Tom Johnson

In memory of Jean Kidd

Jacklyn and Roger Kling

In memory of janet and Michael

Annette Korn

remembering Hiram who loved flowers

Carolyn Lack

In memory of Jean Kidd

Susan and Norman Ladov

Patricia LaDuca

James & Josephine LaDuca

Peter and Bebe Landis

In memory of Jean Kidd

Gerry Lavner

In memory of Ronna Lavner-Rose and Jules Ravner

Mary Ann and Cliff Lindholm

Anna Mae Maas

Theodora McKee

Robert & Peggy McMillan

Mary McMillan - 85 year resident of Montclair

Tracy McVeigh and Andrew Melitz

Barbara and Robert Meyer

Joyce Michaelson

In memory of Jean Kidd

Jory and Deborah Miller

Robert and Joyce Mims

In memory of Jean Kidd

Gregg Peters Monsees

In memory of Laura, Warren and Dorothy Monsees

Rita Nadler

Bianca V. Nealley

Janet Orr

Addie Palmer

Mary Ellen Palmeri

Susie Price

Celia Radek

In memory of Jean Kidd

Lisanne Renner and Adam Grace

Judy & Robert Rich

Marguerite Rieder

Cynthia and John Rogers

Marcia S. Rogers

Anonymous

Christine and Bob Russo

Robin and Ken Schlager

Karen Shinevar

Denise and Paul Silverman

Rita Singer

Marilyn Sopkia

In memory of Dr. Stephen Sopkia

Councilor Sean Spiller

The Stocks Family Fund

Sarah Stransky

Susan and Roland Straten

Patty and Tage Strom

Marcy Sullivan

In memory of Bob Sullivan

Jane and Harvey Susswein

Michele and Cal Trevenen

In memory of Jean Kidd

Judy and Bill Turner

Sharon Burton Turner and Lincoln Turner

Judy and Josh Weston

Lois Whipple

Stanley White

Karen and Larry Whitehaus

Margaret Whitsett

Leslie Wiesner

Sue Williams

In loving memory of Dick Williams

Clare and Mike Winchester

Nancy Wolff

In memory of Richard Wolff

Hal and Brigitte Wolkoff

In memory of Lawrence Wolkoff

Kamie Zaracki

Ah'Pizza

The MAX Challenge Montclair

Dedicated to: All the Strong Women in Montclair

Bellevue Avenue Dental Associates

The Montclair Foundation

Dedicated to: The Van Vleck House and Gardens

Friends Of Anderson Park

Moline Kronberg Cleaners

The Montclair Historical Society

Montclair Tree Experts

Town Auto Body

Upper Montclair Dental Associates

Woman's Club of Upper Montclair

And thanks to our 2018 Tulip Donors - Learn More / Donate

Frances Adams

In memory of Jean Kidd

Nancy and Michael Alberga

Nancy and Frank Alvarez

Suzanne Aptman

Penny and Mitchell Arons

John and Janice Benton

Gene and Joan Bloch

In memory of Jean Kidd

Jon and Sara Bonesteel

Josephine Bonomo

The Bowers Family

Carol and Fred Brown

In memory of Jean Kidd and Betty Dallery

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

Molly Cotton

Maria and Jerry W. Czin

Michael and Eileen Diaz

Maureen Donahoe

John and Michele

Emer Featherstone

In memory of Jean Kidd

Susan Helman and Michael Frank & Family

Blaine and Lynda Frantz

Ethelyn L. Fulton

Alica and Peter Giuffra

Mrs. Patricia Gleason

Laurie and Bruce Goodman

Randy Simon & Lee Greenberger

Judy Greene

Linda and Harold Grotenstein

In memory of Jean Kidd

Peter and Deborah Hirsch

Dedicated to the Garden Club of Montclair

Eric and Diana von Hoffmann

Mayor Robert Jackson and Cheryl Jackson

Elizabeth Jefferson and Bob Petrus

In memory of Jean Kidd

Ann and Tom Johnson

Mary Lee and Dave Jones

Annette Korn

remembering Hiram who loved flowers

Carolyn Lack

In memory of Jean Kidd

Susan and Norman Ladov

Patricia LaDuca

James & Josephine LaDuca

Anonymous

In Remembrance

Lehner & Whyte, Inc.

Eric Levin

Jonne McCarron

Theodora McKee

Rich & Annie McMahon

Robert & Peggy McMillan

Lee Menifee & Jacey Erwin

Joyce Michaelson

In memory of Jean Kidd

Jory and Deborah Miller

Gregg Peters Monsees

Montclair Community Band

Donald Moore

Rita Nadler

In memory of Jean Kidd

Bianca Vernon Nealley

Adriana O'Toole

Janet Orr

Mary Ellen Palmeri

Wendy & Ira Pollack

Gretchen Prater

Susie Price

Celia Radek

Lisanne Renner

Lisanne Renner

Judy & Robert Rich

Cynthia and John Rogers

Marcia S. Rogers

Barbara Rudy and Douglas Conway

Christine and Bob Russo

Daryl E. Savage

Robin and Ken Schlager

Karen Shinevar

John, Dana, & Ella Simons

Rita Singer

Marilyn Sopkia

In memory of Dr. Stephen Sopkia

Amy South

Councilor Sean Spiller

Bette Ann Hallett

Linda and Brian Sterling

The Stordahl Family

Sarah Stransky

To honor Celia Radek

Susan and Roland Straten

Heather Taylor

Marjorie and Monroe Tenner

C.Y. and Bill Treene

Michele and Cal Trevenen

Judy and Bill Turner

Viridian Environmental Services

Linda S. Wanat

Judy and Josh Weston

Karen and Larry Whitehaus

Margaret Whitsett

Leslie Wiesner

Clare and Mike Winchester

Nancy and Richard Wolff

Hal and Brigitte Wolkoff

In memory of Lawrence Wolkoff