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Earth Day Art: Collage with the Teen Advisory Board (Ages 5-10; teen volunteers)

Tue, April 23, 2:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

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Education Green Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 04/23/2019 2:00pm 04/23/2019 3:30pm America/New_York Earth Day Art: Collage with the Teen Advisory Board (Ages 5-10; teen volunteers)

3rd floor

No registration required

Celebrate Earth Day with art! Members of the Teen Advisory Board will be on hand to help you create something special and honor nature. We’ll be recycling old magazines to create new, nature themed collages to take home.

50 South Fullerton Ave. Montclair , NJ 07042
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Sat, April 27, 10:00 AM

Mountsier-Hardie Garden , Nutley

Garden Conservancy Open Days Garden Tour - Nutley

Green Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 04/27/2019 10:00am 04/27/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Garden Conservancy Open Days Garden Tour - Nutley

Visit the Mountsier Garden in Nutley, open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

No reservations required; rain or shine.

It is the best time to see the strong bones of the garden, plenty of garden art and sculpture, and the bright colors of thousands of spring bulbs illuminating it!

Admission is $10 per person; children 12 and under free.

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205 Rutgers Place Nutley, NJ 07110
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Mon, April 29, 10:30 AM

North Jersey Country Club, Wayne

Backpacks For Life 4th Annual Golf Outing

Food & Drink Giving Back Sports

Add to My Calendar 04/29/2019 10:30am 04/29/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Backpacks For Life 4th Annual Golf Outing

OUR 4TH ANNUAL BACKPACKS FOR LIFE GOLF OUTING WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, APRIL 29TH, 2019 AT NORTH JERSEY COUNTRY CLUB IN WAYNE, NJ.

Join us for a unique golf experience while supporting our veterans in need! There are various opportunities to get involved and support this event.

REGISTER HERE:

https://www.backpacksforlife.org/bfl-events/golfouting2019

594 Hamburg Turnpike Wayne, NJ 07470
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Tue, April 30, 7:00 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Antarctic Ice and Climate Change

Green

Add to My Calendar 04/30/2019 7:00pm 04/30/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Antarctic Ice and Climate Change

A science lecture on polar ice sheets, climate and sea level changes. Prior to the lecture, Dr. Passchier will be on a research ship as part of her participation in Antarctic Expedition 379 with the International Ocean Discovery Program (January - March 2019). She will share a summary of findings from the expedition.

50 South Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042
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Thu, May 2, 6:30 PM

Unitarian Universalist Church, Montclair

Petit Fours Elegance

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 05/02/2019 6:30pm 05/02/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Petit Fours Elegance

This class is an introduction to the fine art of making petits fours. You will learn how to make a frangipane cake and prepare it for glazing. You will also learn proper glazing and decorating techniques in order to help you make awe inspiring confections suitable for any occasion.

67 Church St Montclair, NJ 07042
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Sat, May 4, 10:00 AM

Montclair

7th Annual Walnut Street Fair

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 05/04/2019 10:00am 05/04/2019 2:00pm America/New_York 7th Annual Walnut Street Fair

Join us for the 7th annual Walnut Street Fair on Saturday, May 4th, 2019!

Come to celebrate our community and to support our local businesses.

Hosted by The Junior League of Montclair-Newark, the event is growing to be one of Montclair’s most beloved neighborhood street festivals, drawing more than 5,000 people annually.


Walnut Street Montclair, NJ 07042
Bicycle Repair 101: Mr. G’s Creative Workshop (Ages 5-18)

Sat, May 4, 2:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

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Add to My Calendar 05/04/2019 2:00pm 05/04/2019 5:00pm America/New_York Bicycle Repair 101: Mr. G’s Creative Workshop (Ages 5-18)

Outdoor Plaza (Rain location: 3rd floor)

No registration required

Learn bicycle repair with a shop teacher. We'll cover crucial skills like fixing flat tires, gear adjustments and brake replacement. Bring your own bicycle or learn from teacher examples. The first three bicycles will be used as a repair demonstration. Find more information about Mr. G via Instagram @MrGsworkshop. This ...

50 South Fullerton Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042
May the Sith: Teen Star Wars Event (Ages 11 and up)

Mon, May 6, 5:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

May the Sith: Teen Star Wars Event (Ages 11 and ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 05/06/2019 5:00pm 05/06/2019 6:00pm America/New_York May the Sith: Teen Star Wars Event (Ages 11 and up)

Outdoor Plaza

Celebrate everyone’s favorite force-filled holiday (a couple days late!) We’ll have lightsaber crafts and activities, a food craft, and more. Refreshments will be served; please advise of food allergies.

50 South Fulleton Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042
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Mon, May 6, 7:30 PM

Maplewood Memorial Library, Maplewood

MGC Presents “Drama Queens: Dark Beauties for ...

Green Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 05/06/2019 7:30pm 05/06/2019 9:30pm America/New_York MGC Presents “Drama Queens: Dark Beauties for Your Garden”

To create rhythm, punctuate place, outline areas, and focus the eye, nothing works like black. But keep the drama out of your house and in the garden! On Monday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker Street, Maplewood, Lesley Parness, retired superintendent of Horticultural Education at the Morris County Park Commission, will explain how to use black-hued plants for maximum ...

51 Baker Street Maplewood, NJ 07040
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Thu, May 9, 7:00 PM

Unitarian Universalist Church, Montclair

Baking with Herbs

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 05/09/2019 7:00pm 05/09/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Baking with Herbs

Think about it, a cake featuring pears and basil, a tender butter cookie flavored with orange rind and rosemary, pine nut and thyme shortbread, and a lavender cake. Add another dimension to your baking with fresh herbs! Join in this hands-on experience. Make, taste, enjoy! All materials included.

67 Church St Montclair, NJ 07042
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Fri, May 10, 8:00 AM

Maplewood Community Pool, Maplewood

82nd Annual Maplewood Garden Club Plant Sale

Green Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 05/10/2019 8:00am 05/10/2019 8:00pm America/New_York 82nd Annual Maplewood Garden Club Plant Sale

The “Big Momma of All Plant Sales” is back! Maplewood Garden Club’s 82nd Annual Plant Sale will be held from May 9 to 11 (rain or shine!). Selections include tomatoes (heirloom, cherries, and more), vegetables, herbs, annuals, tender perennials, perennials (over 300 varieties, divided into sections for shade, part-shade, and sun), houseplants, hanging baskets, tropicals, shrubs, ...

187 Boyden Avenue Maplewood, NJ 07040-1713
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Sat, May 11, 8:00 AM

Maplewood Community Pool, Maplewood

82nd Annual Maplewood Garden Club Plant Sale

Green Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 05/11/2019 8:00am 05/11/2019 4:00pm America/New_York 82nd Annual Maplewood Garden Club Plant Sale

The “Big Momma of All Plant Sales” is back! Maplewood Garden Club’s 82nd Annual Plant Sale will be held from May 9 to 11 (rain or shine!). Selections include tomatoes (heirloom, cherries, and more), vegetables, herbs, annuals, tender perennials, perennials (over 300 varieties, divided into sections for shade, part-shade, and sun), houseplants, hanging baskets, tropicals, shrubs, ...

187 Boyden Avenue Maplewood, NJ 07040-1713
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Sat, May 11, 9:00 AM

Yantacaw School Gym, Nutley

Yantacaw Family Swap in Nutley

Giving Back Green

Add to My Calendar 05/11/2019 9:00am 05/11/2019 11:30am America/New_York Yantacaw Family Swap in Nutley

The 12th Annual Yantacaw Family Swap is on Saturday May 11! It’s like a giant yard sale, but everything is free! This event is sponsored by the Yantacaw PTO Green Committee.

It’s your chance to recycle and give your unused items to someone who can use them - and maybe choose some cool stuff for yourself as well! This event is open to all our friends and neighbors - not just ...

20 Yantacaw Place Nutley, NJ 07110
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Tue, May 14, 7:00 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Upper Montclair

Spring Smoothies

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 05/14/2019 7:00pm 05/14/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Spring Smoothies

Learn how to make delicious and nutritious smoothies using seasonal spring ingredients. Instructions will be given on how to make the perfect smoothie, why smoothies are important, and which ingredients are best to use. Samples of smoothies made in class will be available. (This is a demonstration class).

185 Bellevue Ave Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
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Thu, May 16, 7:00 PM

Unitarian Universalist Church, Montclair

Mozzarella and Ricotta Making

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 05/16/2019 7:00pm 05/16/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Mozzarella and Ricotta Making

Learn how to pull your own fresh mozzarella and watch a demonstration of fresh ricotta! Professional cheesemaker Jeanine Dargis will guide you through the process from milk to curd to finished cheese. You will also indulge in a cheese tasting with helpful tips on how to taste and critique any cheese like a pro, in addition to eating your homemade mozzarella and ricotta in a Caprese salad with ...

67 Church St Montclair, NJ 07042

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Public Invited to Participate in Essex County Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest

November 12, 2019

ROSELAND, NJ — The public is invited to participate in the 2019 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center. The contest is free and there are a variety of categories in which participants can compete. 

The deadline to register is Saturday, Dec. 7, and all entries must be delivered to the Environmental Center by Monday, Dec.

Join the Veteran's Day Tribute in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The annual Montclair Veterans Day tribute will take place on Monday, November 11, at 11:00 a.m., in Edgemont Memorial Park.

Mayor Robert Jackson will be the Master of Ceremonies.

According to a release, this year's event will include remarks from Marine veteran Sergeant Brett D'Alessandro who is the founder and president of Backpacks for Life, an organization ...

Property Taxes in New Jersey: Still an Ongoing Issue

Over half of Garden State property tax bills go toward educating the state's nearly 1.4 million public school students.

The average New Jersey tax bill is $8,767. About 52.6% of that, or $4,610, is the taxes the local school district levies on homeowners and property owners, according to data from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

But the average taxpayers in some ...

'A Doll's House Part 2' Makes Timeless Claims at Summit Playhouse

SUMMIT, NJ – You wouldn’t think a follow-up to Henrik Ibsen’s play about Nora Helmer in 19th century Norway would be especially relevant today.

But the smart, funny sequel by Lucas Hnath has much to say about marriage, the cost of independence, abandoning one’s family and other issues that ring true. When Nora insists that marriage won’t exist in 20 or 30 years, ...

'Romeo and Juliet' Stay Eternally Young at Shakespeare Theatre

No matter how often, or how rarely, you may have seen Shakespeare’s love letter to “Romeo and Juliet,” it still returns with blazing life, in the romantic balcony scene, in the hard lessons we learn about Capulets and Montagues and in the eternal flame of lives snuffed out too soon.

The production at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison has held audiences ...

What The Latest Newark, Port Authority Lease Really Means

November 4, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - The most recent agreement between Newark and the Port Authority allows the city to acquire additional property for leasing by the authority for its Port Street Corridor Improvement project, netting the city an additional $155 million over the next 30 years.

In return, the city must assist the authority in obtaining all appropriate licenses and permits for the project. Should ...

Broadway Cast Shows Support for West Orange Student in Response to Dress Code Violation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Weeks after West Orange middle school student Justice Cillo-Smith was reprimanded for dress code violations in relation to a shirt reading “We’re all lesbians”—modeled after a shirt worn in a Broadway musical about a lesbian student who is banned from bringing her girlfriend to the high school prom—cast members of Broadway’s ...

Red Bank Seeks Change in Open Public Records Act

November 12, 2019

RED BANK, NJ:  The Red Bank Council will meet on Wednesday, November 13th, at Borough Hall, 90 Monmouth Street.

The council will discuss a Resolution calling for a commission to study the Open Public Records Act (OPRA), that was signed into New Jersey law back in 2002.

With limited exceptions, the law mandates that government records be available for easy public access and that the ...

Paterson's CUMAC Awarded $110,000 Grant to Grow 'Beyond Hunger' Initiative

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson's CUMAC has been awarded a $110,000 grant from Impact 100 Garden State. The announcement came at the philanthropic organization's annual awards meeting Wednesday.

Also awarded similar sized grants were the County College of Morris Foundation and the Union County Economic Development Corporation. Passaic County Community College Foundation and The ...

New Jersey Date Night: Get Lost in the Game at These Sports Bars

November 13, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Cheering on the home team is more fun when there’s two of you. And with football, basketball and hockey in full swing, there’s practically something happening every night.

It may not be possible for you and your date to go to every live game, but luckily our state offers a plethora of sports ...

Essex County Freeholders

October 29, 2019

Dear Editor

This upcoming election is important to everyone who pays taxes in Essex County.  We have some of the highest real estate taxes in the country, which given the recent changes in the Federal Tax law have impacted many Essex County residents.  Part of these costs are due to Salaries paid to our elected Freeholders.  Essex County Freeholders are responsible ...

Bergen County Theater Company Features Arts Programs for Kids of All Ages

November 8, 2019

RIDGEWOOD, NJ — In the next installation of HomeGrown: Ridgewood, Host Stephanie Willoughby visits with staff and performers at Porch Light Productions, a theater company in Bergen County offering theater and related arts programs for students from kindergarten through college. 

Founded in 2005, Porch Light Productions features a wide range of programs, such as classes in acting ...

State of Affairs Breaks Down $54 Million Allotted for New Jersey Child Care Subsidies

NEW JERSEY — NJ Department of Human Services Commissioner, Carole Johnson, explains to Steve Adubato on State of Affairs how $54 million allocated by the state will be used to raise subsidy rates for child care, allowing more families to afford better child care options.

Commissioner Johnson explained that by securing these funds, it’s the state’s hope that child care can be ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 14, 2019

ASBURY PARK – You can’t have a major political event like a Presidential impeachment hearing without some Jersey influence. We demand it. And that is why the gallery included a drag queen from Asbury Park who was covering the story for a media start-up known as Happs, in which its reporters use their cell phones to stream news through Twitter. This reporter, a popular act at ...

On the Other Side of the Border

November 8, 2019

The children kept hugging us. They just wanted hugs. They wanted to be seen, to be loved, to feel safe. It’s odd — we teach our children to not talk to strangers, and yet when we entered the Shelter de Leona Vicario they ran to us, grabbed our hands, and wanted to play. My Spanish is limited and their English was non-existent, but they kept telling us their names and ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Ed Barmakian of TAPinto Chatham

The featured TAPinto franchisee for November 2019 is Ed Barmakian of TAPinto Chatham.  Ed, a former veteran reporter and editor at The Star-Ledger and longtime Chatham resident, has been able to utilize his skills to create the go-to news source for the residents of Chatham Borough and Chatham Township, and a profitable business for himself.  

Q. Why did you want to ...

America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

America’s First Daughter  by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie (William Morrow, 2016)

 

Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, was a complicated man. The narrative of America’s First Daughter, told in the voice of Jefferson’s adoring daughter, Patsy, gives us Jefferson, the hero. However, as Patsy matures, she can’t deny that her ...

Thou Shalt Not: A Drama by Thinkery and Verse

Thou Shalt Not - Production by Thinkery & Verse

 

On September 16, 1922, the bodies of an Episcopal priest, Edward Wheeler Hall and a member of his choir, Eleanor Reinhardt Mills, were discovered in a field near the New Brunswick-Franklin Township border. The bloody, butchered bodies obviously had been staged in the positions in which they were found. Torn love letters lay at the ...

Law and Disorder by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

Law and Disorder by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker ( 2013)

 

The premise of Law and Disorder by John Douglas, long time FBI profiler and his long time writing partner, Mark Olshaker, is this, “Whenever theory supersedes evidence, and prejudice deposes rationalism, there can be no justice.” Throughout Law and Disorder Douglas cites cases in which he was involved as a ...

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarity

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarity (Flatiron Books, 2018)

 

The title of Liane Moriarity’s 2018 novel, Nine Perfect Strangers, is quite clever as it is a double entendre. The nine people who gather at Tranquillum House have never met before; they are, in fact, perfect strangers to one another. What is it that has inspired each of them to go on retreat, led by an enigmatic ...

Rep. Sherrill Leads Bipartisan Election Security Bill

November 13, 2019

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) announced the introduction of the Election Technology Research Act of 2019 (H.R. 4990), joined by Representatives Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), and Frank Lucas (R-OK). This bipartisan bill will give the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) new ...

Veterans Day Statement from Representative Mikie Sherrill

Parsippany, NJ – Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) reflected today on the importance of honoring our nation’s heroes by making sure that we keep faith with our veterans. Representative Sherrill, a former U.S. Navy pilot, has been highly involved in supporting the military community and their families in the 11th District since taking her seat in January 2019. In observance of ...

Announce a Wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Graduation, Reunion and More with Milestones on TAPinto

Free for a limited time, readers can submit important milestones in their lives and those of their family, and have them published on TAPinto, enabling the community to hear about the happy news and join in the celebration.  All published Milestones can be shared on social media directly from TAPinto.  And, all Milestones live on TAPinto forever, creating a keepsake that families can ...

In this Season of Giving, NJ Human Services is Fighting Hunger by Connecting People to New Jersey's Food Assistance Program

Governor Murphy Declares NJ SNAP Awareness Week as Holiday Season Approaches;

NJ Human Services Working with Food Pantries, the Faith Community, Grocers and Others to Help New Jerseyans Connect to SNAP 

(TRENTON) -  As Thanksgiving approaches and thoughts turn to food, friends and family, New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced a special focus ...

Obituaries

Apr 23, 1918 - Aug 19, 2019
Ruth G. Bedford, 101 passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019 at her home. Born in Nutley, NJ, Ruth ...
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Jackson – Dolores V. Buerkle, 90, formerly of South Plainfield died Saturday, August 24, 2019 ...
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Bergen County Theater Company Features Arts Programs for Kids of All Ages

November 8, 2019

RIDGEWOOD, NJ — In the next installation of HomeGrown: Ridgewood, Host Stephanie Willoughby visits with staff and performers at Porch Light Productions, a theater company in Bergen County offering theater and related arts programs for students from kindergarten through college. 

Founded in 2005, Porch Light Productions features a wide range of programs, such as classes in acting ...