Rubber Band Banjo Craft: From Africa to America (Ages 7-11)

3rd floor
Registration Required

Did you know that the banjo was originated by enslaved Africans and African-Americans and that it has a Haitian cousin called the banza? See and hear a replica gourd banjo, learn about its creation and make a two-string rubber band banjo with plastic tubs.

Contact Information
  1. Deivis Garcia
  2. 973-744-0500, ext. 2236
  3. youthservices@montclair.bccls.org
Tue, October 15
4:00 pm — 4:45 pm
Add to My Calendar 10/15/2019 4:00pm 10/15/2019 4:45pm America/New_York Rubber Band Banjo Craft: From Africa to America (Ages 7-11)

3rd floor
Registration Required

Did you know that the banjo was originated by enslaved Africans and African-Americans and that it has a Haitian cousin called the banza? See and hear a replica gourd banjo, learn about its creation and make a two-string rubber band banjo with plastic tubs.

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50 South Fullerton Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Not long ago, Christopher Columbus was honored in Newark with a parade along the North Ward's Bloomfield Avenue that drew many Italian-Americans. 

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A national group is calling on the town to raise the Italian flag for Columbus Day, in the way it raised the Pride Flag earlier this year. Columbus Day is Monday.

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To the Editor,

Fall is on the way, which means the leaves will soon be changing.

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Montclair Police Blotter: String of Burglaries, iPhone Theft and More

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was released by the Montclair Police Department on 10-15-19:

Burglary
October 10, 2019 (Virginia Avenue): The victim reports that sometime during the evening of the 10th, a jewelry box containing over $1,000 in jewelry and a Google Chrome lap top valued at approximately $300 were stolen from her residence.

October 12, 2019 (Bloomfield Avenue): An ...

7 Things To Know About This Year's Flu Season

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - About 40 million people contracted the flu last year, with hundreds of thousands hospitalized and 35,400 to 61,000 deaths, including 134 children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC recommends that people aged 6 months or older receive flu vaccinations by late October, at the beginning of the season before the virus starts spreading, ...