Online registration is available for valid Montclair Public Library card holders. All others should call the Youth Services Department to be added to the waiting list. This program is designed for newborns through five year-olds accompanied by a favorite adult. Share books, stories, finger-plays, rhymes, and music with your children. Enjoy a story session that encourages a love of reading and fosters the development of early literacy skills. Children of all abilities welcome. Family Storytime takes place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. *Please note that registration is required for each individual storytime. Registration required (registration begins Monday, September 18) Newborns to 5 year-olds Kids Place @ Bellevue Avenue Branch Library, 185 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair Use downstairs door in front of building for Kids’ Place entrance as upstairs is closed during program (no Library services).
Career Coach Allison Task will be our guest speaker this month. Allison works with media professionals and journalists from the NYT, Reuters, Time Inc. Some of the topics her clients have dealt with are work, family, financial balance and transitioning to a new career. Allison will share her own personal story of change, working in media, and will provide practical tools to help you navigate change in your life. Read more about Allison Task at her website. Listen to Allison Task’s podcast. The Montclair, NJ area is FULL of professionals who work in media or related industries like tv, video, music, digital producing, film, journalism, writing, editing, photography, communications, social media etc. With all the changes going on in this industry, it seems like a perfect idea to bring all this area talent together to network, learn from each other about the latest skills, trends and perhaps even make space for collaboration. Let's meet, join forces, stay current and adapt easily to the exciting new opportunities in this field. We're also on Facebook. 0 Likes Share
The Fall installment of the Art Walk takes place October 20 in Montclair Center from 6 to 9pm. About 30 venues participate in the bi-annual event filled with art, music and food. Join us for this fun town-wide event and come view the work of Montclair artist Jennifer Levine. The current exhibit of her work runs through October 31. 73 Gallery and Design Studio – Pine Street Anthropologie – Bloomfield Avenue Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – Bloomfield Avenue bluemercury – S Park Street Culture Couture – Church Street Downtown Dental Arts - S Fullerton Avenue Fusion Academy – Bloomfield Avenue Gallery 51 – Church Street Heratij – Bloomfield Avenue Investors Bank – Bloomfield Avenue Just Kidding Around – Bloomfield Avenue Makeready Framing Gallery – Glenridge Avenue Montclair Film – Bloomfield Avenue Parlor Hair Studio – Glenridge Avenue Powerhouse Tattoo – Bloomfield Avenue Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty – Valley Road Pure Energy Hair Salon – Bloomfield Avenue Studio Montclair – Plymouth Street SWOON - N Willow Street tableleghome – S Fullerton Avenue That Little Black Dress – Church Street The Creativity Caravan – S Fullerton Avenue Trend Coffee and Tea House – Bloomfield Avenue Vin-tage Montclair – Bloomfield Avenue 0 Likes Share
Classic hits from the popular folk-rock band known for such timeless favorites as “A Horse with No Name,” “Sister Golden Hair,” “Lonely People” and "Ventura Highway.”
Get ready to rock with the greatest Freddie Mercury voice on the planet when The Ultimate Queen Celebration comes NJPAC with a concert that incorporates nearly two dozen of that classic rock band’s greatest hits: “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “Somebody to Love,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and many more. Several years ago, two members of the original Queen – drummer Roger Taylor and guitarist Brian May – heard singer Marc Martel belt out a few notes of "Bohemian Rhapsody” as part of a contest, and they were astounded: Not only does Martel sound spot-on like Freddie Mercury, but he also embodies the heart and soul that the legendary rocker poured into every song. “It’s really uncanny!” says Taylor. “That voice … you listen, close your eyes, and you think it’s Freddie!” Now Martel brings his own tribute band to NJPAC for an explosive, one-night-only concert Queen fans will be talking about long after the lights go down. His Ultimate Queen Celebration is a highly theatrical, eye-popping production that incorporates 23 of the songs that Queen made famous: “We Will Rock You,” “Radio Gaga,” “We are the Champions,” “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Somebody to Love,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” and many more. In a novel twist, the concert will also include a selection of songs that reflect Mercury’s interest in musical styles beyond rock – including “Ave Maria” and the great operatic aria, “Nessun Dorma” – all performed by Martel as they might have been performed by Freddie Mercury. Quarter Rock Press writes: “In the history of music, few voices have been as great as that of Freddie Mercury, but the Canadian singer Marc Martel seems to be his very reincarnation.” Click here to purchase advance parking to this performance.
Cali School students and faculty perform music from the Baroque repertoire.
Join us at the South Mountain YMCA Sunday, October 22nd for the LOW & SLOW THROWDOWN, a BBQ Competition and Fall Family Festival. Proceeds of this event will benefit YMCAs most affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. We are part of SOMA SUPPORTS, a group of local residents & organizations, whose hearts are with Texas and Florida and are committed to raising funds for hurricane victims. Starts at 1pm and Tasting is from 3-4:30pm Event includes: BBQ Smoke Off & Tasting. Local amateur Barbecuers battle it out to be crowned the Smoke Pit Champion of South Orange and Maplewood. Live Music Streamed Sports on outdoor screen Cornhole Laser Tag Bouncy Houses Giant Blue Blocks Bike Riding Classes (must pre-register) Bike Raffle and more! All sales are final.
Curious to learn more about Montclair Public Library’s eLibrary, which is filled with a wealth of eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, videos, and music? Do you need some help troubleshooting one of MPL’s eLibrary apps? Stop by our eLibrary Drop-In Support Session to meet with a librarian! Be sure to bring your device with you and an MPL library card if have one already. Montclair residents with proof of address can sign up for a new card onsite! For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-744-0500 ext. 2267. This session will be held at the YMCA lower lobby on 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042.
Dave Kerzner, out of Miami, is known for co-founding the award-winning band Sound of Contact with Simon Collins (son of Phil Collins). He and his band are a popular returning favorite on Yess Cruise To The Edge. They are now touring to support Kerzners brand new solo album Static which features special guest musicians from bands such as Pink Floyd (Durga McBroom), Genesis (Steve Hackett), Porcupine Tree (Colin Edwin) and more! http://davekerzner.com/ Chicago's District 97 has been wowing audiences and listeners worldwide for nearly a decade. Fronted by the charismatic, powerhouse female vocalist Leslie Hunt, they will feature songs from their highly acclaimed album In Vaults, as well as unheard music destined for their upcoming release. Additional tracks from across their previous albums will also be spotlighted, including classic King Crimson material theyve performed live with the late, great John Wetton. These two groups performed together in Europe to enthusiastic crowds in 2016 and now with their Static Vaults Tour they are bringing this beloved double progressive rock show back home, performing the US together for the first time! Dont miss an epic evening of PROGRESSIVE ROCK with the Dave Kerzner Band and District 97! http://www.district97.net
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons will bring the Evolve Tour to Prudential Center on October 24 with guests Grouplove and K.Flay Formed in 2009 and featuring lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman, Imagine Dragons earned a grassroots following by independently releasing a series of EPs. After Alex Da Kid signed them to his KIDinaKORNER/Interscope label, the band made its major-label debut with the release of Continued Silence, a 2012 EP featuring the 2x platinum breakthrough single “It’s Time.” Night Visions arrived later that year and Imagine Dragons found themselves on a skyward trajectory that saw the album debut at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and became the No. 1 album on Spotify Worldwide for 2013. Night Visions has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. The album’s second single, the 9x-platinum “Radioactive,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Rock chart and earned the band a 2014 Grammy for “Best Rock Performance.” The third single, “Demons,” hit No. 1 at Alternative and Top 40 radio, and has sold 3.9 million copies in the U.S. Imagine Dragons’ platinum-selling second album, Smoke + Mirrors, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and has sold 1.1 million copies worldwide. The band’s third album, Evolve is due June 23. Create your own custom PruTunes playlist using songs from Imagine Dragons and other PruPerformers!
Direct from Buenos Aires, this sensual, soulful performance brings together an expert company of musicians, vocalists and dancers in a passionate celebration of the Argentinian tango and the most prominent figure in its history, French-Argentine singer, songwriter and composer Carlos Gardel. An undisputed hero of Latin American music and dance, Gardel composed and recorded literally hundreds of classic tangos, many written with his lyricist and longtime collaborator, Alfredo Le Pera. Many of those seductive compositions find their way into this spectacular performance, which is also set to music by the legendary Astor Piazzolla and other heroes of the tango. Sometimes playful, sometimes dramatic, and always sensuous, the fast and furious dancers of Tango Buenos Aires have become known internationally as one of Argentina’s greatest cultural exports, and their “swirling, fast-paced tapestry of movement” (The Washington Post) is regarded as one of the world’s most authentic representations of the traditional art of the tango. Click here to purchase advance parking to this performance.
Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne (“Jolene,” “You Are the Best Thing’) returns to the stage on his Just Passing Through acoustic tour. The tour marks the first acoustic tour for Ray in five years and will be highlighting songs from his vast and varying body of work.
Get your costume ready and join us on Saturday, October 28 for Journal Scare 2: The Resurrection ... a Halloween party and fundraiser to support Jersey City Ties! All proceeds from admission will go towards supporting Jersey City Ties' mission to build community and connect people in and around JC through volunteering, social, and networking events. WHEN? Saturday, October 28 starting at 7:30pm WHERE? PJ Ryan's Squared (4 PATH Plaza at the Journal Square PATH station) WHAT? Live music, food, drinks, costume contest, prizes, and more! Put on your Buddy Holly glasses and pump it up with Jersey City's own Cemetery Goats (https://cemeterygoats.bandcamp.com/), who will be rocking Weezer and Elvis Costello cover sets. Think you have the best costume in town? Show it off at our costume contest and win great prizes from shops and restaurants around JC! Food and drinks will be available for purchase from PJ Ryan's Squared. This is a 21+ event (so bring your ID!) $10 discount price for advance purchases ... otherwise, $15 admission at the door. Admission is limited, so get your ticket today! WHO? Founded in 2011, Jersey City Ties focuses on community engagement through volunteering, social, and networking events, and is open to anyone who lives or works in Jersey City ... or who just loves the city like we do! Over the years we have partnered with many local groups to host community service events, including the Hudson County Boys & Girls Club, Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery, Ogden's End Community Garden, Jersey City Food Not Bombs and the food pantries at The Sharing Place and Old Bergen Church. We also love to have fun and frequently host happy hours and other social and networking events to help connect folks in JC, whether you're new to the area or simply looking to meet new people around town!
Curious to learn more about Montclair Public Library’s eLibrary, which is filled with a wealth of eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, videos, and music? Do you need some help troubleshooting one of MPL’s eLibrary apps? Stop by our eLibrary Drop-In Support Session to meet with a librarian! Be sure to bring your device with you and an MPL library card if have one already. Montclair residents with proof of address can sign up for a new card onsite! For more information, email email@example.com or call 973-744-0500 ext. 2267. This session will be held at the main library’s staff instruction room, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042.
The Little Ol’ Band from Texas, noted for its long-standing lineup now nearly five decades together, performs its famous brand of chrome ‘n barbecue inspired rock! ZZ Top rocks on with timeless hits like “La Grange,” “Gimme All Your Lovin,’” “Legs,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Tush” and many more!