May in Montclair Calendar of Events

Plan Ahead - These events require advance registration

EventEvent DateRegister by
Beat the Heat Spay Van05/28/201905/24/2019
Mysteries of Igor Stravinsky's The Firebird05/29/201905/29/2019
Taxation University: Online Business & Reporting Business Income05/30/201905/29/2019
A Wiser Way to Garden: Efficiency and Maintenance Techniques05/30/201905/30/2019
A Message from the Bronx: The Origins of Hip-Hop05/30/201905/30/2019
American Constitutional History05/31/201905/31/2019
May
23
Thursday
May
27
Monday

Memorial Day Ceremony

Sponsored by Township of Montclair. Valley Rd.. 10 am. Annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 10 am Edgemont Park, Valley Rd. In case of rain, the ceremony will move indoors at the Municipal Building 205 Claremont Ave. Free.

May
28
Tuesday

Beat the Heat Spay Van

Sponsored by CPAW NJ. 510 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ 07042. 7 am. CPAW NJ brings the People for Animals spay van to Montclair the last Tuesday of every month in 2019 to make low cost spay/neuter available to the area. You do not need to be from Montclair to participate. Fee includes shots for outdoor cats; companion animals rabies and distemper shots are separate. Please register early as space is limited. Reservations / registration required by 05/24/2019. For more info: www.cpawnj.org, cpawnj@gmail.com, 201-970-8115. $55 feral cats/$90 companion.

May
29
Wednesday

Mysteries of Igor Stravinsky's The Firebird

Sponsored by Adult School Dept. of the Montclair Public Library. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042. 7 pm. Join Maestro George Marriner Maull, three-time Emmy-nominated Artistic Director of The Discovery Orchestra, as he explores Igor Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, the very accessible and listenable score drawn from his first big ballet commission from Sergei Diaghilev and his Ballets Russe. Music lovers will want to pack the Montclair Public Library. Reservations / registration required by 05/29/2019. For more info: www.adultschool.org, info@adultschool.org, 973-744-0500. $20.

May
30
Thursday

A Wiser Way to Garden: Efficiency and Maintenance Techniques

A Wiser Way to Garden: Efficiency and Maintenance TechniquesSponsored by Adult School Dept. of the Montclair Public Library. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042. 7 pm. We’ll talk about tips and suggestions for easier-to-manage plants, to reduce maintenance and how to use your gardening time more efficiently. Area residents with a green thumb will want to be at the Montclair Public Library. Reservations / registration required by 05/30/2019. For more info: www.adultschool.org, info@adultschool.org, 973-744-0500. $35.

Taxation University: Online Business & Reporting Business Income

Taxation University: Online Business & Reporting Business IncomeSponsored by Montclair Public Library. 50 South Fullerton Ave. 10:30 am. This course will teach you about: • Taxable products and services • Sales inside and outside of New Jersey • Shipping products • Collecting New Jersey Sales Tax • Filing Sales and Use Tax returns Presented by the NJ Division of Taxation. Reservations / registration required by 05/29/2019. For more info: http://www.montclairlibrary.org/news-events/taxu20, molly.hone@montclair.bccls.org, 973-744-0500. Free.

MONTCLAIR BOUNCE Opening Cocktail Party

MONTCLAIR BOUNCE Opening Cocktail PartySponsored by MONTCLAIR BOUNCE. St. Lukes Episcopal Church, 73 South Fullerton, Montclair, NJ 07042. 7:00 pm. MONTCLAIR BOUNCE, a festival of optimism and resilience, invites you to cocktails and a sneak preview of Bounce @ The Sanctuary. Explore the six dimensions of optimism and resilience in an immersive art experience, designed and curated by Rachael Grachowski, RHG Architecture + Design in collaboration with local artists. Proceeds benefit Toni's Kitchen and YMCA of Montclair. Reservations / registration required. For more info: www.montclairbounce.org, hello@montclairbounce.org, 9739602349. Free.

A Message from the Bronx: The Origins of Hip-Hop

Sponsored by Adult School Dept. of the Montclair Public Library. 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042. 7 pm. Look into the multi-directional beginnings of New York City’s hip-hop culture in the 1970/80s. The class will focus on how music, art, technology, community and social awareness were all integral components to its early success. Adult music fans can catch it at the Montclair Public Library. Reservations / registration required by 05/30/2019. For more info: www.adultschool.org, info@adultschool.org, 973-744-0500. $20.

May
31
Friday

American Constitutional History

American Constitutional HistorySponsored by Adult School Dept. of the Montclair Public Library. 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042. 10:30 am. Listen to a history of the Supreme Court, its important cases and members, reflecting changing interpretations of the Constitution; its current makeup and future implications. Join American history buffs and current events trackers at the Montclair Public Library. Reservations / registration required by 05/31/2019. For more info: www.adultschool.org, info@adultschool.org, 973-744-0500. $20.

Blue Plate Bounce Community Meal

Blue Plate Bounce Community MealSponsored by MONTCLAIR BOUNCE. Church Street, Montclair. 5:00 PM. As part of MONTCLAIR BOUNCE, a playful week-long celebration of optimism and resilience from Toni's Kitchen and Montclair YMCA, join us for an outdoor community meal downtown on Church Street. Come experience Bounce's Chance Encounters Ball Pit; the Been There and Back inter-generational advisers; the Montclair Art Museum Art Truck; the Sixty-Second Novelist, music and more. Special guests include notables including Montclair’s Mayor Robert Jackson, former New Jersey Governor Richard Codey, and First Lady Mary Beth Codey. Montclair Bounce, a new festival held May 31 through June 7, is a week full of creative events and learning experiences to help us discover practices and connections that can enrich our lives. Participation in Blue Plate Bounce is free; table sponsorships are available. Reserve a spot at dinner, learn more about all our programming and mission at www.montclairbounce.org. Reservations / registration required. For more info: hello@montclairbounce.org. Free.

BOUNCE@theSanctuary

Sponsored by MONTCLAIR BOUNCE. St. Lukes Episcopal Church, 73 South Fullerton, Montclair, NJ 07042. 5:00 PM. As part of MONTCLAIR BOUNCE, a playful week-long celebration of optimism and resilience from Toni's Kitchen and Montclair YMCA, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church becomes the home to a temporary interactive art space, Bounce@theSanctuary, designed by Rachael Grochowski and a team of local artists. at RHG Architecture + Design.“ The sanctuary at St. Luke’s will be transformed into separate creative learning spaces that provide fun ways to focus on physical and emotional health–whether it’s a game that draws visitors together or an activity that stimulates altruism,” notes Grochowski. “Taking creative risks will be encouraged! Montclair Bounce, held May 31 through June 7, is a week full of creative events and learning experiences to help us discover practices and connections that can enrich our lives. For more information and a list of all our programming, visit www.montclairbounce.org. For more info: hello@montclairbounce.org. Free.

June
8
Saturday

Outpost in the Burbs Presents Amy Rigby at the Van Vleck House and Gardens

Sponsored by Outpost in the Burbs. 21 Van Vleck Street. 4:30 pm. Outpost in the Burbs partners with the Van Vleck House and Gardens to present singer-songwriter Amy Rigby in an outdoor show (weather permitting). In case of inclement weather, the show will be held indoors to the first 90 tickets sold. Matt David and Ed Seifert (of Campfire Flies) will open the show. "Family Pack" tickets available. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the music at the beautiful Van Vleck House and Gardens. (chairs provided if held indoors). “She (Amy Rigby) is smarter, sharper, and maybe even more melodic than she was way back when, when mod housewives kept diaries and danced with Joey Ramone.”— Dave Thompson, Goldmine “Her whimsical, often autobiographical songs are masterful. Funny and enticing, she is up there with the likes of Paul Simon and Randy Newman.” — New York Times For more info: www.outpostintheburbs.org, info@outpostintheburbs.org, 973-744-5650. $25 advance/$28 day of show.