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May in Montclair

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We are grateful that live, in-person events are becoming possible once again. Whether your organization is hosting in-person or virtual events, please add all of them to our calendar, regardless of the event date.

Stay safe, everyone!

May in Montclair - Celebrating 44 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 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 2022 Tulip Donors - Learn More / Donate

And thanks to our 2021 Tulip Donors - Learn More / Donate

Our Valued Business and Organization Supporters

Bellevue Avenue Dental Associates

Dedicated to Jacqueline Mason

Friends Of Anderson Park

Montclair Community Band

Montclair Tree Experts

Montclair Women's Club

Partners For Health

The Teachers Club of Montclair

In memory of Jackie Brown, a beloved member of the teachers Club of Montclair

Town Auto Body

Upper Montclair Dental Associates

Woman's Club of Upper Montclair

Frances Adams

In memory of Jean Kidd

Penny and Mitchell Arons

John and Janice Benton

Gene Bloch

In memory of Joan and Jean

Gerald and Linda Blume

Josephine Bonomo

Carol Brown

In memory of Jean Kidd, Betty Dallery, and Joan Bloch

Ellen and Robert Campbell

Dedicated to Catherine Howe

Deana and Robert Campion

In memory of Joan Bloch

Shirley M. Cobert

Patricia Colagiuri

In memory of Jean Kidd

Susanne and Jim Connors

Kathleen Comini

The Aitken Family

Molly Cotton

In memory of Peter Cotton

Laura Couchman

In memory of my Mom, Jean Kidd

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 memory of all those who have lost their lives to Covid

Alica and Peter Giuffra

Laurie and Bruce Goodman

Lisanne Renner and Adam Grace

Randy Simon & Lee Greenberger

Judy Greene

Gloria and Ralph Grieco

Donna and Jim Hains

In dedication to Susan Moore

Peter and Deborah Hirsch

In dedication to The Garden Club of Montclair

Eric and Diana von Hoffmann

Robert and Cheryl Jackson

Elizabeth Jefferson and Bob Petrus

Dedicated to Carla Horowitz

Mary Lee and Dave Jones

In memory of Jean Kidd

The Keating Family

John Kidd

In memory of Jean Kidd

Maxim Klimov

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

Mary Ann and Cliff Lindholm

Karen McCarthy

In memory of Mary Francis Henderson

Teddie McKee

In memory of Joan Bloch

Robert & Peggy McMillan

Dedicated to Mary McMillan - the essense of a Montclair Lady

Oneida Mendez-Laws

Barbara and Robert Meyer

Joyce Michaelson

In memory of Cyndee's parents

Jory and Deborah Miller

Robert and Joyce Mims

In memory of Jean Kidd

Sherri Neuwirth

Janet Orr

Adelaide Palmer

Paul and Mary Ellen Palmeri

Susie Price

Celia Radek

In memory of Joan Bloch

Marguerite Rieder & Gimi Giustina

Marcia S. Rogers

Maggie Rothman

Christine and Bob Russo

Daryl E. Savage

Robin and Ken Schlager

Virginia Scott Fleming

The Simons Family: John, Dana, and Ella

Rita Singer

Mayor Sean Spiller

Stocks Family Fund

Derek Stordahl and Jody Suden

Sarah Stransky and Robin Vitullo

Patty and Tage Strom

Michele Tomasik

For Dorothy

C.Y. and Bill Treene

Michele and Cal Trevenen

In memory of Jean Kidd

Judy and Bill Turner

Sharon Burton Turner and Lincoln Turner

Viridian Incorporated

Karen and Larry Whitehaus

Margaret Whitsett

Leslie and Barry Wiesner

Clare and Mike Winchester

Dedicated to Monique Talabac in Anderson Park

Hal and Brigitte Wolkoff

In memory of Lawrence Wolkoff

Councilor Peter Yacobellis

Kamie Zaracki