We expect all of the live, in-person events on our calendar will be cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. With that in mind, we are encouraging all organizations that are able to host online, virtual events to add those to the calendar, regardless of the event date.

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May in Montclair Calendar of Events

Plan Ahead - These events require advance registration

EventEvent DateRegister by
Emerging Voices04/26/20204/26/2020
End of Season Luncheon05/08/202004/30/2020
Current State of Cybercrime05/12/202005/12/2020
Taxation University: Business Registration & Reporting Business Income05/14/202005/14/2020
Estate Planning05/26/202005/26/2020
April
26
Sunday

Emerging Voices

Emerging VoicesSponsored by The Montclair Orchestra. 46 Park Street, Montclair NJ 07042. 5:00pm. The Montclair Orchestra season finale brings an exciting partnership with the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artists Development Program, featuring the best and brightest vocalists of tomorrow! This programme ventures from Mendelssohn to Elgar to Wagner then Liszt – a full array of colors. Reservations / registration required by 4/26/2020. For more info: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=101649, info@montclairorchestra.org, (973) 435-2906. $10-$50.

April
30
Thursday

Annual Herb and Heirloom Veggie Sale

Annual Herb and Heirloom Veggie SaleSponsored by Montclair History Center. 110 Orange Road, Montclair NJ 07042. 9 am - 4 pm. Our Annual Herb Sale is here! Visit the Montclair History Center’s Orange Road site and pick up unique, organic herbs for your garden! We will continue to offer a selection of heirloom vegetables in addition to our herbs. Download our pre-order form available March 1st to guarantee your herbs. Pre-orders must be picked up on Thursday (April 30th) before 8 pm. Sale Hours: April 30-Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm; May 1-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm; May 2 & 3- Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm or until we sell out. 110 Orange Road, Montclair. Become a member of the Montclair History Center while you’re at the sale and receive a free herb! For more info: www.montclairhistory.org, mail@montclairhistorical.org, 973-744-1796. Free.

Fête Des Fleurs Plant Sale Preview Cocktail Party

Fête Des Fleurs Plant Sale Preview Cocktail PartySponsored by Van Vleck House & Gardens. 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair NJ 07042. 6:00PM. Fête Des Fleurs cocktail party in the Garden kicks off the first evening of the Van Vleck House & Gardens annual plant sale. Enjoy cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres in the garden while getting a first peek at the plants and garden items for sale. Tickets are available for purchase on our website. Reservations / registration required. For more info: www.vanvleck.org, info@vanvleck.org, 97374447522. $85 members/$100 public.

May
1
Friday

Shawn Colvin "Steady On" 30th Anniversary Tour

Shawn Colvin Sponsored by Outpost in the Burbs. 40 South Fullterton Avenue. 8:00 p.m. Three-time GRAMMY winner Shawn Colvin’s debut album, Steady On, was released in October 1989, a stunning introduction to an artist who quickly established herself as a mainstay in the singer-songwriter genre. The album was lauded for its confessional songwriting and well-crafted melodies, and for Colvin’s tender and provocative vocals. Colvin received the ultimate acknowledgement for Steady On when she was awarded the GRAMMY award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. She swiftly amassed a dedicated and passionate fanbase. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of this landmark album, Colvin has released a newly-recorded solo-acoustic version. Colvin brings a 30-year lens to her treasured songs, casting new light on the stories she first told as a young artist. Colvin has long been hailed as an exemplary solo acoustic performer and these new recordings are a brilliant showcase for her enduring artistry. Outpost in the Burbs is thrilled to welcome Shawn Colvin for this show. For more info: www.outpostintheburbs.org, info@outpostintheburbs.org, 973-744-6560. $40 advance/$45 door.

Annual Herb and Heirloom Veggie Sale

Annual Herb and Heirloom Veggie SaleSponsored by Montclair History Center. 110 Orange Road, Montclair NJ 07042. 9 am - 4 pm. Our Annual Herb Sale is here! Visit the Montclair History Center’s Orange Road site and pick up unique, organic herbs for your garden! We will continue to offer a selection of heirloom vegetables in addition to our herbs. Download our pre-order form available March 1st to guarantee your herbs. Pre-orders must be picked up on Thursday (April 30th) before 8 pm. Sale Hours: April 30-Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm; May 1-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm; May 2 & 3- Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm or until we sell out. 110 Orange Road, Montclair. Become a member of the Montclair History Center while you’re at the sale and receive a free herb! For more info: www.montclairhistory.org, mail@montclairhistorical.org, 973-744-1796. Free.

May
2
Saturday

Superhero Princess Tales

Superhero Princess TalesSponsored by Studio Players. Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043. 1:30 and 3:30 PM. Superhero Princess Tales Written and Directed by Allyssa Hynes See your favorite fairy tale princesses in a “super” new light! Join superheroes Princess and Frog as they try to defeat a wolfy supervillain. Along the way they’ll hear other super stories including “Beauty vs. the Beast”, “SuperElla”, and “Slaying Beauty.” Will they be able to save the day and make sure everyone lives happily ever after? Pow! Zap! Find out in this Magic Trunk production. May 2, 3, 9, 10/ Tickets $10 Performances at 1:30 and 3:30 Tickets are $10 and can be ordered at Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/132855 or by calling our box office at 973-744-9752. For more info: https://studioplayhouse.org/superhero-princess-tal, studiopl@studioplayhouse.org, 973-744-9752. $10.

Annual Herb and Heirloom Veggie Sale

Annual Herb and Heirloom Veggie SaleSponsored by Montclair History Center. 110 Orange Road, Montclair NJ 07042. 9 am - 4 pm. Our Annual Herb Sale is here! Visit the Montclair History Center’s Orange Road site and pick up unique, organic herbs for your garden! We will continue to offer a selection of heirloom vegetables in addition to our herbs. Download our pre-order form available March 1st to guarantee your herbs. Pre-orders must be picked up on Thursday (April 30th) before 8 pm. Sale Hours: April 30-Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm; May 1-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm; May 2 & 3- Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm or until we sell out. 110 Orange Road, Montclair. Become a member of the Montclair History Center while you’re at the sale and receive a free herb! For more info: www.montclairhistory.org, mail@montclairhistorical.org, 973-744-1796. Free.

May
3
Sunday

2020 Walnut Street Fair

2020 Walnut Street FairSponsored by Junior League of Montclair-Newark, Inc.. Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ 07042. 12:00PM. Spread throughout the heart of Walnut Street in Montclair, NJ, the Walnut Street Fair features fabulous local Walnut Street businesses, live music and performances, 100+ vendors and displays, food trucks, a beer garden, Touch A Truck, a big family fun zone, 50/50 raffle and much more! For more info: www.jlmn.org, walnutstreetfair@jlmn.org, (973) 746-2499. Free.

Annual Herb and Heirloom Veggie Sale

Annual Herb and Heirloom Veggie SaleSponsored by Montclair History Center. 110 Orange Road, Montclair NJ 07042. 9am- Diff. end times. Our Annual Herb Sale is here! Visit the Montclair History Center’s Orange Road site and pick up unique, organic herbs for your garden! We will continue to offer a selection of heirloom vegetables in addition to our herbs. Download our pre-order form available March 1st to guarantee your herbs. Pre-orders must be picked up on Thursday (April 30th) before 8 pm. Sale Hours: April 30-Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm; May 1-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm; May 2 & 3- Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm or until we sell out. 110 Orange Road, Montclair. Become a member of the Montclair History Center while you’re at the sale and receive a free herb! For more info: www.montclairhistory.org, mail@montclairhistorical.org, 973-744-1796. Free.

May
4
Monday

WomanSONG CHORUS CONCERT

Sponsored by Montclair Women’s Club 82 Union Street. 82 Union Street, Montclair NJ 07042. 8:00pm. “Life and Love... from the Renaissance to the Age of Discontent”... choral music, including compositions by Henry VIII, Thomas Morley, Henry Purcell, The Mamas and the Papas... also featuring flutes and saxophone accompaniments. For more info: Depio@comcast.net, 973-226-6043. $5 at door.

May
7
Thursday

Glenfield Middle School CI Dance Show

Sponsored by Glenfield Middle School. 25 Maple Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042. 7:00 pm. Glenfield Middle School welcomes you to join us for the 2020 CI Dance Concert. Prepare for a fun and entertaining night full of dance including works from professional dance artists from all around the tri-state area. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. We hope to see you there! For more info: https://glenfield.montclair.k12.nj.us/, ndacas@montclair.k12.nj.us, 973-509-4171. $7 adults;$5 seniors/students.

May
8
Friday

Spring Art Walk

Spring Art WalkSponsored by Montclair Center BID. 6pm. Experience the works of emerging and established artists throughout downtown with Studio Montclair and Montclair Art Museum. More than 40 artists will be paired with Montclair Center shops and cafes. For more info: montclaircenter@montclaircenter.com, 973-509-3820. Free.

End of Season Luncheon

Sponsored by Montclair Women’s Club. 82 Union Street, Montclair NJ 07042. 12:30pm. Our final luncheon, featuring performances by young musicians mentored by the Montclair Orchestra. $30- montclairwomensclub.org Performance only at 2:40 pm - $5 at door Reservations / registration required by 04/30/2020. For more info: 973-226-6043. $30 See website for info.

May
9
Saturday

Bonsal Nature Preserve Bird Watching

Sponsored by Montclair Bird Club. 23 Riverview Drive, Upper Montclair. 8:30 AM. Meet at 8:30 am at the entrance to Bonsal Preserve in Montclair (Riverview Drive off of Alexander Ave, east of Grove Street.) Spring migration brings a great many species to this jewel of a natural area hidden away in Montclair. Usual sightings include lots of migrating warblers, scarlet tanagers, woodpeckers, and ruby throated hummingbirds. This is an excellent opportunity for families to be introduced to birding. Bring bug spray and dress in protective clothing. Parts of the trail may be quite muddy, so wear appropriate footwear. For more info: montclairbirdclub.org, montclairbirdclub@gmail.com, 9737469661. Free.

Olmsted Historic Walking Tour of Anderson Park

Olmsted 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. Handicap accessible. (Check the Friends of Anderson Park Facebook page for weather updates.) For more info: http://www.friendsofandersonpark.com/, Lisanne@friendsofandersonpark.com, (973) 477-7207. Free.

May
12
Tuesday

Current State of Cybercrime

Current State of CybercrimeSponsored by Presented by NJCCIC. 50 S. Fullerton Ave, Montclair NJ 07042. 6 pm. This one-hour presentation will provide an overview of the different types of profit-motivated cybercrimes targeting US businesses, governments, and consumers. Staff will provide an overview of the tactics and trends in cybercrime, including, but not limited to, ransomware, business email compromise, data theft, skimming devices, point-of-sale malware, malicious advertising, and other extortion tactics. A Q&A session with attendees will conclude the presentation. This presentation is free, but you must register to attend.  Reservations / registration required by 05/12/2020. For more info: https://montclairlibrary.libnet.info/event/4043981, reference@montclair.bccls.org, 973-744-0500. Free.

May
13
Wednesday
May
14
Thursday

Lacordaire Academy’s Annual Used Book Sale

Lacordaire Academy’s Annual Used Book SaleSponsored by Lacordaire Academy. 155 Lorraine Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043. 4PM-8PM. Bigger and better than ever! Feed your need to read at Lacordaire Academy’s Annual Used Book Sale, offering over 30,000 books, audio books, CDs and DVDs, all cleaned and sorted to make browsing a breeze. Most books are priced from 25 cents to $2.00; special, rare, collectibles and ephemera are priced differently. Spend the day and enjoy a snack at our Café L.A. Dates and times are: Thursday, May 14, 4PM-8PM, Friday, May 15, 9AM-8PM, Saturday and Sunday, May 16 & 17, 9AM-5PM. Sunday is our famous “bag day”: we provide the bag, you fill it to the top and pay only $5.00 per filled bag! For more info: Lacobooksale@msn.com. Free.

Taxation University: Business Registration & Reporting Business Income

Taxation University: Business Registration & Reporting Business IncomeSponsored by NJ Division of Taxation. 50 S. Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042. 4:00 pm. Are you a local small business owner or looking to start a new business? Don’t miss this instructional workshop designed to educate small business owners like yourself, taught by NJ Division of Taxation representatives. This course will teach you about: Different business structures Registering a business in New Jersey Legal entity vs. individual structured business registration How to report your New Jersey business income Presented by the NJ Division of Taxation. The class is free, but you must register to attend. Reservations / registration required by 05/14/2020. For more info: https://montclairlibrary.libnet.info/event/4214910, reference@montclair.bccls.org, 973-744-0500. Free.

May
15
Friday

Red Molly at Outpost in the Burbs

Red Molly at Outpost in the BurbsSponsored by Outpost in the Burbs. 40 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042. 8:00 p.m. Red Molly combines the forces of three songwriters with unique character and style, creating a show that is larger than the sum of its parts. Known for their 3-part harmony, their songs and arrangements lay bare a love of vocal blend. The band weaves together threads of American music—from country & blues to folk & bluegrass. Their innovative instrumentation is suited for roots-rock and heartful ballads alike, and the alchemy of their personalities onstage draws even back row listeners into a sense of intimacy. Red Molly is simply a joy to experience. For more info: www.outpostintheburbs.org, info@outpostintheburbs.org, 973-744-6560. $30 advance/$35 door.

Music for 'May in Montclair'

Music for 'May in Montclair'Sponsored by Montclair Community Band. 100 Chestnut St, Montclair, NJ 07042. 7:30pm. Please join us at the Montclair Community Band Concert Music for ‘May in Montclair’ Conducted by Jim Wasko Friday, May 15th, 7:30pm at the Montclair High School Auditorium Park Street at Chestnut Street Free Admission – No Tickets Needed Sponsored by Montclair Recreation and Cultural Affairs Call 973-744-1454 for more information or www.montclaircommunityband.org Come and enjoy LIVE music, presented in a wonderful concert space. Bring the family – Free Admission, Free Parking!!!! For more info: barbara.rudy@comcast.net, 9732023233. Free.

Lacordaire Academy’s Annual Used Book Sale

Lacordaire Academy’s Annual Used Book SaleSponsored by Lacordaire Academy. 155 Lorraine Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043. 9AM-8PM. Bigger and better than ever! Feed your need to read at Lacordaire Academy’s Annual Used Book Sale, offering over 30,000 books, audio books, CDs and DVDs, all cleaned and sorted to make browsing a breeze. Most books are priced from 25 cents to $2.00; special, rare, collectibles and ephemera are priced differently. Spend the day and enjoy a snack at our Café L.A. Dates and times are: Thursday, May 14, 4PM-8PM, Friday, May 15, 9AM-8PM, Saturday and Sunday, May 16 & 17, 9AM-5PM. Sunday is our famous “bag day”: we provide the bag, you fill it to the top and pay only $5.00 per filled bag! For more info: Lacobooksale@msn.com. Free.

May
16
Saturday

Robyn Hitchcock at Outpost in the Burbs

Robyn Hitchcock at Outpost in the BurbsSponsored by Outpost in the Burbs. 40 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042. 8:00 p.m. Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration). Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums as well as starred in ‘Storefront Hitchcock’ an in concert film recorded in New York and directed by Jonathan Demme. Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as ‘paintings you can listen to’. His most recent album is self-titled and marks his 21st release as a solo artist. For more info: www.outpostintheburbs.org, info@outpostintheburbs.org, 973-744-6560. $30 advance/$35 door.

MAYFAIR Family Fun Carnival at Nishuane School!

MAYFAIR Family Fun Carnival at Nishuane School!Sponsored by Nishuane PTA. 32 Cedar Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042. 11am - 4pm. Running for over 30 years, Nishuane School's fun-packed carnival is open to the entire community and will offer a range of activities for kids age 2+ including arts and crafts, carnival games, bounce houses, inflatable slides and an obstacle course, an international food court, raffle baskets and a silent auction. Throughout the day, we will have live performances and demonstrations featuring local student groups. Bring your family, friends and neighbors for a fun day at Nishuane! Cash and credit cards accepted. Rain or shine. For more info: ptapres@nishuanepta.org, 973-509-4222. Admission is $10/child 2+.

Bird watching in Verona Park

Sponsored by Montclair Bird Club. 8:30 AM. Leader: Deb DeSalvo. We will meet by the bridge, just south of the boathouse, in the center of the park. Verona Park is off of Bloomfield Avenue in Verona, NJ. You can also access our meeting point by foot, if you park along Pleasant Valley Way. Bring binocs and walking shoes. We will remain on paved paths and will do a full loop of the park. This is a great walk for beginners. Last year’s highlight was a young Red Tail Hawk sparring with a mature Canada Goose. We will definitely see a host of spring migrants, some of which will be nesting in the park. ​ For more info: montclairbirdclub.org, montclairbirdclub@gmail.com. Free.

Cheesefest!

Cheesefest!Sponsored by Montclair History Center. 110 Orange Road, Montclair NJ 07042. 12pm. Join for an afternoon where it’s all about cheese! Taste it. Pair it. Crack it. Meet the animals that give it to us. Discover how it’s made the old-fashioned way. Live music with Watchung Riders, games, and all you can eat cheese! Local brews, wine, and other food will be available to purchase. Thanks to our Gold Sponsors: Schuman Cheese and the Montclair BID. CheeseFest takes place behind the Montclair History Center’s Crane House & Historic YWCA. PRESALE GENERAL ADMISSION: $15. DAY OF ADMISSION (AT THE GATE): $20.. Under 6 years old: $5. For more info: www.montclairhistory.org, mail@montclairhistorical.org, 9737441796. $20, varied. Rain date: 05/17/20.

Lacordaire Academy’s Annual Used Book Sale

Lacordaire Academy’s Annual Used Book SaleSponsored by Lacordaire Academy. 155 Lorraine Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043. 9AM-5PM. Bigger and better than ever! Feed your need to read at Lacordaire Academy’s Annual Used Book Sale, offering over 30,000 books, audio books, CDs and DVDs, all cleaned and sorted to make browsing a breeze. Most books are priced from 25 cents to $2.00; special, rare, collectibles and ephemera are priced differently. Spend the day and enjoy a snack at our Café L.A. Dates and times are: Thursday, May 14, 4PM-8PM, Friday, May 15, 9AM-8PM, Saturday and Sunday, May 16 & 17, 9AM-5PM. Sunday is our famous “bag day”: we provide the bag, you fill it to the top and pay only $5.00 per filled bag! For more info: Lacobooksale@msn.com. Free.

May
17
Sunday

Lacordaire Academy’s Annual Used Book Sale

Lacordaire Academy’s Annual Used Book SaleSponsored by Lacordaire Academy. 155 Lorraine Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043. 9AM-5PM. Bigger and better than ever! Feed your need to read at Lacordaire Academy’s Annual Used Book Sale, offering over 30,000 books, audio books, CDs and DVDs, all cleaned and sorted to make browsing a breeze. Most books are priced from 25 cents to $2.00; special, rare, collectibles and ephemera are priced differently. Spend the day and enjoy a snack at our Café L.A. Dates and times are: Thursday, May 14, 4PM-8PM, Friday, May 15, 9AM-8PM, Saturday and Sunday, May 16 & 17, 9AM-5PM. Sunday is our famous “bag day”: we provide the bag, you fill it to the top and pay only $5.00 per filled bag! For more info: Lacobooksale@msn.com. Free.

May
26
Tuesday

Estate Planning

Estate PlanningSponsored by Milvidskiy Law Firm LLC. 50 S. Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042. 6:30pm. This seminar will cover frequently asked questions about Wills & Probate, Health Care Proxy & Living Will, Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts, Medicaid Qualification, and Long-Term Care Planning. Learn from attorneys some of the strategies and tools that will allow you to protect your savings, remain in control of your life and your assets, and preserve your legacy. For more info: https://montclairlibrary.libnet.info/event/4120847, reference@montclair.bccls.org, 973-744-0500.

May
30
Saturday

Highlights from La Boheme Fundraising Concert

Sponsored by Union Congregational Church. 176 Cooper Ave, Montclair 07043. 7:30 pm. Union’s Sanctuary Choir is blessed with four exceptional operatic vocal artists, Kristine Hart, Pamela Olsen, Richard Gillyard, and William Amory. These artists will be featured in highlights from one of Puccini’s most beloved and frequently performed operas, La Boheme. La Boheme tells the story of Rodolfo and his love for Mimi, a young seamstress whom he meets that Christmas Eve night in Paris. Featuring some of the most ravishing arias in all of opera, including the tenor solo “Che gelida manina”, the soprano solo “Si, mi chiamano Mimi”, and the sumptuous duet “O soave fanciulla”. Directed and accompanied by Music Director Eric Olsen. Freewill donations will help support the church’s music ministry. For more info: unioncong.org, infoucc@unioncong.org, 973-744-7424.

May
31
Sunday

SMAPA- Spring Dance Concert

Sponsored by Sharron Miller's Academy for the Performing Arts. 1 E Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043. 4:00 PM. Sharron Miller's Performance Workshop Ensemble and Junior Ensemble present original dance works. All proceeds support SMAPA programs and deserving students. SMAPA is a not for profit arts education organization. Montclair State University Memorial Auditorium. For more info: https://www.smapa.org/, info@smapa.org, 973-655-9819. $25 Adults, $15 Seniors/Child.

June
5
Friday

Roses to Rock Gardens Tour 2020

Sponsored by Van Vleck House & Gardens. 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair NJ 07042. 11:00 AM-4PM. Join us as we celebrate the annual Roses to Rock Gardens – a tour of private gardens on display on June 5th & 6th, 2020. The journal serves as admittance ticket and guidebook including full garden descriptions. At 9:30AM on Saturday, there will be a lecture at Van Vleck Gardens on the history of the estate and gardens. Tour books can be picked up at Van Vleck. Reservations / registration required. For more info: vanvleck.org, info@vanvleck.org, 97374447522. Members $30/NonMembers $35.