May in Montclair Calendar of Events

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MOTHER’S DAY ROSE PLANTING IN ANDERSON PARK05/13/201805/07/2018
March
12
Monday

Auditions: Appropriate

Auditions: AppropriateSponsored by Studio Playhouse. 14 Alvin Place. 7:30pm. Appropriate By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Directed by Mark Liebert Every estranged member of the Lafayette clan has descended upon the crumbling Arkansas homestead to settle the accounts of the newly-dead patriarch. As his three adult children sort through a lifetime of hoarded mementos and junk, they collide over clutter, debt, and a contentious family history. But after a disturbing discovery surfaces among their father’s possessions, the reunion takes a turn for the explosive, unleashing a series of crackling surprises and confrontations. Winner of the 2014–2015 Obie Award for Best New American Play. AUDITION DATES: March 11 at 7:00pm and March 12 at 7:30pm Performance Dates: May 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 Character Breakdown and auditions sides will be available closer to the audition dates, please check back. For more info: https://studioplayhouse.org/auditions-appropriate/, studioplayerspublicity@gmail.com, 973 744 9752. Free.

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April
22
Sunday

Stuart Little

Stuart LittleSponsored by Studio Playhouse. 14 Alvin Place Upper Montclair, NJ 07043. 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Stuart Little Based on the book by E.B.White Adapted By Joseph Robinette Directed by Alicia Hayes The classic children’s story is coming to life on stage! Join everyone’s favorite mouse on a mission, Stuart Little, and his neighborhood friends on Stuart’s many adventures! Boat races, dastardly cats, toy car road trips, and much more await you! April 14, 15, 21, 22 Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 and 3:30 Tickets are $8 and can be ordered at Brown Paper Tickets or by calling our box office at 973-744-9752. For more info: https://studioplayhouse.org/stuart-little/, studioplayerspublicity@gmail.com, 973 744 9752. $8.

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April
26
Thursday

3rd Annual Gaelen Family Artist Lecture: Kay WalkingStick & Kathleen Ash-Milby

Sponsored by Montclair Art Museum. 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ, 07042. 7:30 pm. Join MAM for an evening of dynamic dialogue between Artist Kay WalkingStick and Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Associate Curator Kathleen Ash-Milby as they discuss WalkingStick’s path of constant invention, innovation, and evolving artistic and personal growth through visually brilliant and evocative works of art. For more info: montclairartmuseum.org, 973-746-5555. $0-15.

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May
1
Tuesday
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May
2
Wednesday

Looking Together

Looking TogetherSponsored by Montclair Art Museum. 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ, 07042. 2 pm. People living with dementia and their care partners explore art together through docent-facilitated gallery conversations and activities. This program formerly called Artful Outing. RSVP requested to tours@montclairartmuseum.org or 973-259-5136. Looking Together is a program of the Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning (MILL) and is funded in part by Partners for Health Foundation and donations from the community. Reservations / registration required. For more info: 973-746-5555. Free.

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May
3
Thursday

Free First Thursday Night

Free First Thursday NightSponsored by Montclair Art Museum. 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ, 07042. 5pm. Enjoy an evening of art and dynamic programming including live music, tours, art activities, and a full-service bar. Check montclairartmuseum.org for the monthly line-up. For more info: 973-746-5555. Free.

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May
4
Friday

Annual Essex County Master Gardeners Plant Sale

Sponsored by Rutgers’ Master Gardeners. Presby Memorial Iris Garden: 474 Upper Mountain Ave. Montclair, NJ. 10am. Essex County Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale: Annuals, perennials, shrubs and small trees. Herbs and Heirloom Tomatoes, plus Beautiful plants for Mothers’ Day! Master Gardeners’ Expert Advise and Local Honey For more info: www.mgessex.org, 973-228-2210. Plants for sale.

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A Closer Look

A Closer LookSponsored by Montclair Art Museum. 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ, 07042. 2 pm. Examine 1–2 works of art in an in-depth, informal gallery tour led by MAM educators and docents. For more info: montclairartmuseum.org, 973-746-5555. Included in Museum admission.

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Montclair Women's Club 103rd Birthday

Montclair Women's Club, 82 Union Street, Montclair. Welcome new members, hear about our activities and have some dessert. Enjoy a musical performance by pianist Tara Hofmeisterat 2pm for $5. For more info: 973 746 7692. Free.

May
5
Saturday

Spring Migration Birdwalk at Bonsal Preserve

Spring Migration Birdwalk at Bonsal PreserveSponsored by Montclair Bird Club. 8:30am. The Bonsal Nature Preserve is a wonderful habitat for bird watching. Hummingbirds, woodpeckers, scarlet tanagers, and many colorful species of wood warblers can be seen. This field trip is geared to families and beginning birders, but experienced birders will also find much to like. Participants may bring binoculars if available. For more info: montclairbirdclub.org, montclairbirdclub@gmail.com. Free. Rain date: 05/06/2018.

May
6
Sunday

Drop-In Studio

Drop-In StudioSponsored by Montclair Art Museum. 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ, 07042. 1 pm. Visitors of all ages are invited to explore a new activity each Sunday with a MAM studio instructor. Come in for 20 minutes or stay for an hour and leave with your very own masterpiece. Reservations not required. For more info: montclairartmuseum.org, 973-746-5555. Included in Museum admission.

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May
9
Wednesday

Park Bench

Park BenchSponsored by Montclair Art Museum. 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ, 07042. 9:30 am. Park Bench introduces young children (pre-school+) to the Museum through a themed art project, guided tour, and storytelling in the galleries. For more info: montclairartmuseum.org, 973-746-5555. $18 per family/$6 members.

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Art in the Afternoon

Art in the AfternoonSponsored by Montclair Art Museum. 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ, 07042. 2 pm. This is a studio-based program designed for older adults. Learn about art through tours, conversation, and related art projects. Refreshments served. Art in the Afternoon is a program of the Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning (MILL) and is funded in part by Partners for Health Foundation and donations from the community. For more info: montclairartmuseum.org, 973-746-5555. Free.

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May
10
Thursday

Lisa Palombo Solo Exhibition

Lisa Palombo Solo ExhibitionSponsored by Presby Memorial Iris Gardens. 55 Mountain Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006. LISA PALOMBO, SOLO ART EXHIBITION, sponsored by Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043, from May 10 through June 3. Palombo is a nationally acclaimed fine artist known for her expressive brushwork and bold use of color. Paintings by Palombo can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and abroad. For more information: www.lisapalombo.com, info@lisapalombo.com. Free. For more info: info@lisapalombo.com, 973-364-0280. Free.

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May
12
Saturday

HISTORIC WALKING TOUR OF ANDERSON PARK

HISTORIC WALKING TOUR OF ANDERSON PARKSponsored by Friends of Anderson Park. 274 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043. 10 a.m. Before Anderson Park existed, three houses and a fire station sat on the property. Find out where they went and other surprising stories about how this Olmsted-designed Essex County park came to be created over a century ago, how it shaped Upper Montclair, and how it led to the formation of other Montclair parks. Also hear about efforts to rejuvenate the landscape of this park, on the National Register of Historic Places. Meet at the boulder at the park's northeast entrance. (Check the Friends of Anderson Park Facebook page for weather updates. There is no rain date.) For more info: http://friendsofandersonpark.com/, Lisanne@FriendsOfAndersonPark.com, (973) 477-7207. Free.

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CinéKids: En sortant de l'école

Sponsored by Montclair Art Museum & FIAF Montclair. 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ, 07042. 3:30 pm. Join MAM and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) for a screening of En sortant de l'école (Going Out Of School) a series of 13 beautiful and playful animated shorts by young animators inspired by beloved French poet Jacques Prévert. 45-minute screening followed by a related art activity; knowledge of French is not required to enjoy the program. For more info: montclairartmuseum.org, 973-746-5555. $5 members/$7 nonmembers.

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May
13
Sunday

MOTHER’S DAY ROSE PLANTING IN ANDERSON PARK

MOTHER’S DAY ROSE PLANTING IN ANDERSON PARKSponsored by Friends of Anderson Park. 274 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043. varies. For Mother’s Day honor your mother with a gift that won’t wilt: A rose bush to be planted in Anderson Park, on the National Register of Historic Places. For a $50 donation, Friends of Anderson Park will plant a rose bush in your mother’s honor (or remembrance) and provide a certificate. The roses will be the wilder varieties, similar to the type planted in 1904 by the Olmsted Brothers, who designed Anderson Park. We can plant the roses for you or you can participate in planting on Mother’s Day. Supply is limited. Orders must be placed by Monday, May 7. Contact Scott Kevelson: (973) 495-9056 or Montclairtrees@aol.com. Reservations / registration required by 05/07/2018. For more info: http://friendsofandersonpark.com/, Montclairtrees@aol.com, (973) 495-9056. $50 donation.

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May
14
Monday

Meet the Artist, Lisa Palombo

Meet the Artist, Lisa PalomboSponsored by Presby Memorial Iris Gardens. 474 Upper Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043. 1-3pm. MEET THE ARTIST, LISA PALOMBO, sponsored by Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043, on Mother’s Day, May 14, from 1:00-3:00pm. Enjoy the day with Mom, and drop by to get a chance to talk with award-winning American Impressionist, Lisa Palombo, and see her solo exhibition showcasing her latest florals and landscape paintings. For more information: www.lisapalombo.com, info@lisapalombo.com. Free. For more info: info@lisapalombo.com, 973-364-0280. Free.

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May
16
Wednesday

Art in Bloom 10th Anniversary Exhibition

Sponsored by Montclair Art Museum. 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ, 07042. 12 pm. Art in Bloom is a biennial celebration of floral designs inspired by the art in MAM's galleries. The exhibition features more than 30 designs by local floral designers and is chaired by Cynthia Corhan-Aitken. The 10th Anniversary floral design exhibition will be open to the public May 16–20, 2018. Gallery hours vary; please see montclairartmuseum.org for details. For more info: 973-746-5555. $0-12.

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May
17
Thursday

Art in Bloom 10th Anniversary Lecture & Luncheon

Sponsored by Montclair Art Museum. 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ, 07042. 10:30 am. Art in Bloom is a biennial celebration of floral designs inspired by the art in MAM's galleries. Celebrate the 10th Anniversary with a lecture and luncheon, co-chaired by Betty Murphy and Amy South. The Luncheon honors Deborah Hirsch, arts & culture advocate and patron. Proceeds benefit the Montclair Art Museum's exhibitions and education programs and advance the Museum's mission to engage and inspire diverse audiences across the region. Reservations / registration required. For more info: montclairartmuseum.org, cwalia@montclairartmuseum.org, 973-259-5143.

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Lacordaire Academy Annual Used Book Sale

Sponsored by Lacordaire Academy. 155 Lorraine Avenue, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043. 4 pm - 8pm. Feed Your Need to Read! Peruse over 30,000 hardcover, paperback, and audio books. All 100% new contributions sorted by subject to make shopping a breeze. Sunday 5/20 is $5-a-bag day. For more info: LacoBookSale@msn.com, 973-744-1157 ext 27. Free. For more info: LacoBookSale@msn.com, 973-744-1157. Free.

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May
18
Friday

Lacordaire Academy Annual Used Book Sale

Sponsored by Lacordaire Academy. 155 Lorraine Avenue, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043. 9 am - 8 pm. Feed Your Need to Read! Peruse over 30,000 hardcover, paperback, and audio books. All 100% new contributions sorted by subject to make shopping a breeze. Sunday 5/20 is $5-a-bag day. For more info: LacoBookSale@msn.com, 973-744-1157 ext.27. Free For more info: LacoBookSale@msn.com, 973-744-1157. Free.

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May
19
Saturday

Art in Bloom 10th Anniversary Gala

Sponsored by Montclair Art Museum. 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ, 07042. 6 p.m. Art in Bloom is a biennial celebration of floral designs inspired by the art in MAM's galleries. Celebrate the 10th Anniversary at an elegant evening event, co-chaired by Joanne and Fred Langbein. The Gala honors Rose Cali, philanthropist and community leader; Dr. Susan Cole, President of Montclair State University and thought leader in education policy; and Kay WalkingStick, artist. Proceeds benefit the Montclair Art Museum's exhibitions and education programs and advance the Museum's mission to engage and inspire diverse audiences across the region. Reservations / registration required. For more info: montclairartmuseum.org, cwalia@montclairartmuseum.org, 973-259-5143.

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Lacordaire Academy Annual Used Book Sale

Sponsored by Lacordaire Academy. 155 Lorraine Avenue, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043. 9 am - 5 pm. Feed Your Need to Read! Peruse over 30,000 hardcover, paperback, and audio books. All 100% new contributions sorted by subject to make shopping a breeze. Sunday is $5-a-bag day. For more info: LacoBookSale@msn.com, 973-744-1157 ext. 27. Free. For more info: LacoBookSale@msn.com, 973-744-1157. Free.

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May
20
Sunday

Appropriate

AppropriateSponsored by Studio Playhouse. 14 Alvin Place. 3pm. Appropriate By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Directed by Mark Liebert Every estranged member of the Lafayette clan has descended upon the crumbling Arkansas homestead to settle the accounts of the newly-dead patriarch. As his three adult children sort through a lifetime of hoarded mementos and junk, they collide over clutter, debt, and a contentious family history. But after a disturbing discovery surfaces among their father’s possessions, the reunion takes a turn for the explosive, unleashing a series of crackling surprises and confrontations. Winner of the 2014–2015 Obie Award for Best New American Play. May 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00pm Sundays at 3:00pm *Opening Night, Buy 1, get 1 Free Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for students/seniors, and can be ordered at Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/132855 or by calling our box office at 973-744-9752. Reservations / registration required. For more info: https://studioplayhouse.org/appropriate/, studioplayerspublicity@gmail.com, 973 744 9752. 17-20.

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Public Tour

Public TourSponsored by Montclair Art Museum. 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ, 07042. 2 p.m. Discover the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions through a docent-led tour. For more info: montclairartmuseum.org, 973-746-5555. Included in Museum admission.

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MAM Members-only Tour

Sponsored by Montclair Art Museum. 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ, 07042. 10 a.m. Take an exclusive members-only tour of the special floral design exhibition, Art in Bloom. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of this unique exhibition experience! Space is limited, RSVP to members@montclairartmuseum.org or 973-259-5151 to reserve your space. Reservations / registration required. For more info: 973-746-5555. Free.

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Lacordaire Academy Annual Used Book Sale

Sponsored by Lacordaire Academy. 155 Lorraine Avenue, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043. 9 am - 5 pm. Feed Your Need to Read! Peruse over 30,000 hardcover, paperback, and audio books. All 100% new contributions sorted by subject to make shopping a breeze. Sunday $5-a-bag! For more info: LacoBookSale@msn.com, 973-744-1157 ext.27. Free. For more info: LacoBookSale@msn.com, 973-744-1157. Free.

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May
23
Wednesday

Montclair Blooms

Montclair BloomsSponsored by GardenClub of Montclair. Business owners: Beautify your storefront for the spring shopping season with flowers and plantings. Montclair Blooms, formerly called Maybasket, is sponsored by the Garden Club of Montclair. Judging will be held in Upper Montclair, Watchung Plaza, Walnut/Grove Streets, Church Street/Town Centre and South End on May 23 from 11 am - 1pm. Winners will be recognized in the Montclair Times and all participants will be featured on the Club's social media venues. For more information: www.gardenclubofmontclair.com, gaamsouth@me.com, 973-746-8276. Free. Reservations / registration required. For more info: http://gardenclubofmontclair.com/civic-beautificat, gardenclubofmontclair@yahoo.com. Free.