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Ariana Grande Ice Skates in Montclair, Fans Discover Days Later

December 14, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Pop icon Ariana Grande visited Montclair on Saturday night to ice skate at the Clary Anderson Arena.

When she finally shared the photo to her instagram on Tuesday, fans flocked to and called the rink, only to learn that the singer had been there days prior.


According to published reports, the “Thank U, Next” singer and a few of her friends rented ...

Hundreds Flock to Tice Family Toy Drive; Event Highlighted by Santa and Firetruck Visit

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The community came together in the spirit of giving as the Tice Family held their annual Toy Drive and Santa Meet and Greet on Sunday evening outside their home on Bolten Place in Bloomfield.
The Tice Family, Steve and Lorajean, along with children Kyle and Emily, have conducted the holiday tradition of dressing as Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and Santa’s elves ...

Broadway's Jelani Remy to Perform "Home for the Holidays: A Very Remy Christmas" at Cedar Grove High School

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Broadway star Jelani Remy will return to his hometown of Cedar Grove to perform a holiday concert on Dec. 17 at Cedar Grove High School entitled "Home for the Holidays:  A Very Remy Christmas."

 The Cedar Grove native and CGHS alumnus' credits include High School Musical 1 & 2, the role of “Simba” in ...

Celebrate the Season at the Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo returns for the holiday season continues every night

Every Night, through December 31, guests are invited to enjoy the light at Essex County's most popular park. The lights will not be on December 24 and 25

The 'Holiday Lights Spectacular' will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Turtle Back ...

Bloomfield Tree Lighting Highlighted by Santa Visit and BHS Choir

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Santa Claus made a special visit to town Monday evening as Bloomfield hosted their annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony outside town hall in Municipal Plaza.

After riding into the plaza in grand style on a fire truck, Santa made his way up the town hall steps as the switch was flipped to illuminate the lights on the trees and municipal building.

“This is a ...

Bloomfield Holiday Tree Lighting on Monday to Kick Off a Season of Giving Back

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The community is kicking off the Martin Luther King Day of Service with a six-week Holiday Food Drive at the 'Bloomfield Holiday Tree Lighting' on December 3.

Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food such as peanut butter, canned meats and tuna, canned soup and boxed cereal to this annual event.

Everyone will be able to enjoy hot chocolate and ...

Bloomfield High School Marching Band Receives Performance Accolades

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Under the direction of Natalie Kerr, Band Director at Bloomfield High School, the Begnals Marching Band enjoyed much success this fall.

The band placed first in music, first in visual, and first overall in Class 1A at the prestigious “Tournament of Bands” State Championship on October 20 at Central Regional High School in Bayville.

The musicians also ...

Bloomfield Civic Band's 'Holiday Spectacular' returns Sunday Dec. 16

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - A beloved local tradition continues as the Bloomfield Civic Band, Frank Ortega, Director, presents its HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR, featuring a visit from Santa Claus!  Sunday, December 16, 3:00 p.m.

Special guest and Bloomfield based composer Allan V. Daleus, will conduct the Band in the world premiere of his arrangement of Max Reger's ...

How Stretching Helps Musicians Prevent Repetitive Strain Injury

As a musician, there is no greater feeling than losing yourself in your instrument. However, playing any instrument frequently can lead to developing a repetitive strain injury. This can cause pain and make it difficult to play the music you love.

When faced with a repetitive strain injury, treating it quickly and efficiently is the best way to help you return to playing without pain. It is ...

Cyber Monday Deals at School of Rock Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Take advantage of discounts for Cyber Monday at School of Rock Montclair, located at 125 Valley Rd.

School of Rock Montclair’s music camps offer a wide selection of various music experiences. From beginner music camps to intermediate and advanced sessions, the music camps and workshops will further a student's musical foundation. Most of the camps end with a live ...


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Kwanzaa at MPL: 52nd Annual Harvest Festival of African Culture

December 1, 2018

Montclair Public Library proudly invites friends and neighbors of the community to the 52nd Annual Harvest Festival of African Culture (and the Library’s 30th year celebrating Kwanzaa).

We are excited to welcome back Mama Yaa, of Pyramyd Dance Company, who will kick off the event with a traditional Kwanzaa libation ceremony at the Ancestral Table and the lighting of the Seven Candles.