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May in Montclair
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May in Montclair - Celebrating 46 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 fifty 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.

May
22
Wednesday

Basketmaking: Wine Totes

In this hands on class, attendees will make their own wine basket tote, that is both functional and decorative.

May
23
Thursday

Montclair Film Special Screening: WHO KILLED VINCENT CHIN (1987)?

Rare Public Screening!
Thursday, May 23! On a hot summer night in Detroit in 1982, Ronald Ebens, an autoworker, killed Vincent Chin, a young Chinese American draftsman with a baseball bat. Although he confessed, he never spent a day in jail. This gripping Academy Award-nominated film relentlessly probes the implications of the murder, for the families of those involved, and for the American justice system. Who Killed Vincent Chin?, a legacy title from POV’s archives, was recently restored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and also added to the National Film Registry. Best Documentary Nominee, 61st Annual Academy Awards. Q&A with Helen Zia, moderated by Taylor Jung (NJ Spotlight News), to follow the screening. Presented in Partnership with AAPI Montclair, Montclair State University, and United Asian Voices of West Orange.

Troubling Waters: The Spirituals, Freedom, and African American Narratives

This course examines the discourse of freedom encompassed within the spirituals—the foundational genre of African American music.

Thank you to our 2024 Tulip Donors - Learn More / Donate

Our Valued Business and Organization Supporters

Bellevue Avenue Dental Associates

Christian Science Reading Room

College Women's Club of Montclair

Friends of Anderson Park

Catherine Kinkade

Montclair Women's Club

Partners For Health

Town Auto Body

Upper Montclair Dental Associates

Watchung Booksellers

Woman's Club of Upper Montclair

Frances Adams

In memory of Jean Kidd

The Aitken Family

Sally Filmore and David Appel

Dr. Renee E. Baskerville

Gene Bloch

In memory of Jean, Joan, and Judy

Gerald and Linda Blume

Robert and Ellen Campbell

Dedicated to Catherine Howe

Deana and Robert Campion

In memory of Jean Kidd

Sandra and James C. Carter

Susann and Jim Connors

Maria and Jerry W. Czin

Michael and Eileen Diaz

Emer Featherstone

In memory of Jean Kidd

Helman Frank Family

Blaine and Lynda Frantz

Alicia and Peter Giuffra

Lisanne Renner and Adam Grace

Judy Greene

Gloria and Ralph Grieco

Donna and Jim Hains

In dedication to Mrs. Sue Moore

Peter and Deborah Hirsch

In dedication to The Garden Club of Montclair

Sharon Hurwich

In memory of Elaine Rapaport

Rosemary Iversen

Ann and Tom Johnson

In memory of Jean Kidd

Mary Lee and Dave Jones

Dedicated to Jean Kidd

Bruce and Janell Keller

Carolyn Lack

In memory of Jean Kidd

Susan and Norman Ladov

Patricia LaDuca

James & Josephine LaDuca

Mary Ann and Cliff Lindholm

Christina Mayer and Kevin Cooney

Robert & Peggy McMillan

Dedicated to Mary Graham McMillan

Tracy A. McVeigh and Andrew Melitz

Joyce Michaelson

In memory of Jean Kidd

Jory and Deborah Miller

Robert and Joyce Mims

In memory of Jean Kidd and Judy Rich

Gregg Peters Monsees

remembering Doropthy Miller Monsees, Warren Rehm Monsees, and Laura Monsees Dowling

Wendy & Ira Pollack

Celia Radek

In memory of Joan Bloch

Marguerite & Gimi Giustina

Cynthia and John Rogers

Marcia S. Rogers

Maggie Rothman

Christine and Bob Russo

Daryl E. Savage

Robin and Ken Schlager

Denise and Paul Silverman

Rita Singer

Mayor Sean Spiller

Derek Stordahl and Jody Suden

Patty and Tage Strom

C.Y. and Bill Treene

Michele and Cal Trevenen

In memory of Jean Kidd

Judy and Bill Turner

Sharon Burton Turner and Lincoln Turner

Josh Weston

Stanley White

Leslie and Barry Wiesner

Joan and Donald Zief

And thanks to our 2023 Tulip Donors - Learn More / Donate

Our Valued Business and Organization Supporters

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For Unsung Heroes

Bellevue Avenue Dental Associates

Montclair Tree Experts

Montclair Women's Club

Partners For Health

Town Auto Body

Watchung Booksellers

Woman's Club of Upper Montclair

Randy Simon & Lee Greenberger

Judy Greene

Gloria and Ralph Grieco

Donna and Jim Hains

In dedication to Susan Moore

Chris and Dean Hamdan

Eric and Diana von Hoffmann

Rosemary Iversen

Robert and Cheryl Jackson

Ann and Tom Johnson

In memory of Jean Kidd

Mary Lee and Dave Jones

Dedicated to Jean Kidd

Bruce and Janell Keller

Carolyn Lack

In memory of Jean Kidd

Susan and Norman Ladov

Mary Ann and Cliff Lindholm

Ges and Dodie Lodato

Karen McCarthy

In memory of Mary Francis Henderson

Teddie McKee

In memory of Joan Bloch

Rich & Annie McMahon

Robert & Peggy McMillan

Dedicated to Mary Graham McMillan

Tracy McVeigh and Andrew Melitz

Oneida Mendez-Laws

In memory of Lovie Abner

Barbara and Robert Meyer

Joyce Michaelson

In memory of Jean Kidd

Jory and Deborah Miller

Robert and Joyce Mims

In memory of Jean Kidd and Judy Rich

Sherri Neuwirth

Janet Orr

Paul and Mary Ellen Palmeri

Celia Radek

In memory of Joan Bloch

Marguerite Rieder and Ginmi Giustina

Ed Remsen

Cynthia and John Rogers

Marcia S. Rogers

Maggie Rothman

Christine and Bob Russo

Robin and Ken Schlager

Virginia Scott Fleming

Denise and Paul Silverman

Amy South

Mayor Sean Spiller

Derek Stordahl

Patty and Tage Strom

Marjorie and Monroe Tenner

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

Stanley White

Karen Whitehaus

Leslie Wiesner

Hal and Brigitte Wolkoff

Kamie Zaracki

Joan and Donald Zief