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May in Montclair

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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.

Please stay safe, everyone!

May in Montclair - Celebrating 42 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 are now funded SOLELY by tulip project donations.

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 2020 Tulip Donors - Learn More / Donate

Our Valued Business and Organization Supporters

Bellevue Avenue Dental Associates

Dedicated to Jacqueline Mason

College Women's Club of Montclair

Friends Of Anderson Park

Moline Kronberg Cleaners

Montclair Community Band

Partners For Health

Town Auto Body

Upper Montclair Dental Associates

Woman's Club of Upper Montclair

Frances Adams

In memory of Jean Kidd

Bonni Babson

Fondly remembering Norton!

John and Janice Benton

Gene and Joan Bloch

In memory of Jean Kidd

Gerald and Linda Blume

Carol Brown

In memory of Jean Kidd and Betty Dallery

Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker

Ellen and Robert Campbell

Dedicated to Catherine Howe

Deana and Robert Campion

In memory of Jean Kidd

Shirley M. Cobert

Patricia Colagiuri

In memory of Jean Kidd

Kathleen Comini

Terrance and Charlene Connolly

Susann and Jim Connors

Cynthia Corhan-Aitken

Molly Cotton

Dedicated to Judy & Harris Zinn

Maria and Jerry W. Czin

Grace and John DePaola

Michael and Eileen Diaz

Maureen Donahoe

Emer Featherstone

In memory of Jean Kidd

Susan Helman and Michael Frank & Family

Blaine and Lynda Frantz

Ethelyn L. Fulton

In loving memory of my sister Janice

Alica and Peter Giuffra

Laurie and Bruce Goodman

Randy Simon & Lee Greenberger

Judy Greene

Linda Grotenstein

In memory of Jean Kidd

Donna and Jim Hains

In dedication to Caroline & John Hains and John Dale

Peter and Deborah Hirsch

In dedication to The Garden Club of Montclair

Eric and Diana von Hoffmann

Sharon Hurwich

In memory of Elaine Rapaport

Elizabeth Jefferson and Bob Petrus

Dedicated to the Reverend Kim Jefferson

Ann and Tom Johnson

In memory of Jean Kidd

Mary Lee and Dave Jones

In memory of Jean Kidd

Karen Keating

Carolyn Lack

In memory of Jean Kidd

Susan and Norman Ladov

Peter and Bebe Landis

In memory of Jean Kidd

Lyle Landon

Anna Mae Maas

Rich & Annie McMahon

Robert & Peggy McMillan

Dedicated to Mary McMillan

Tracy McVeigh and Andrew Melitz

Oneida Mendez-Laws

Barbara and Robert Meyer

Joyce Michaelson

In memory of Jean Kidd

Jory and Deborah Miller

Robert and Joyce Mims

Deborah & William Moran

Rita Nadler

Sherri Neuwirth

Janet Orr

Addie Palmer

Susie Price

Celia Radek

In memory of Jean Kidd

Lisanne Renner and Adam Grace

Judy & Robert Rich

Cynthia and John Rogers

Marcia S. Rogers

Maggie Rothman

Barbara Rudy and Douglas Conway

Christine and Bob Russo

Daryl E. Savage

Robin and Ken Schlager

Karen Shinevar

Denise and Paul Silverman

Rita Singer

Councilor Sean Spiller

Stocks Family Fund

Patty and Tage Strom

Michele Tomasik

Dedicated to Chloe and Alexander

C.Y. and Bill Treene

Michele and Cal Trevenen

In memory of Jean Kidd

Judy and Bill Turner

Sharon Burton Turner and Lincoln Turner

Lois Whipple

Karen and Larry Whitehaus

Margaret Whitsett

Leslie Wiesner

Clare and Mike Winchester

Nancy Wolff

Hal and Brigitte Wolkoff

In memory of Lawrence Wolkoff