Weekend at a Glance: Beefsteak, Hamlet, La Festa, and The Meadowbrook
The Weekend at a Glance
“Get Out” time is precious. Our busy lives limit time to play, so when we get it, we want to make the most of every minute. Below we have listed several events of interest to help you choose how to use your play-time this weekend.
Consider dancing the night away to music of the 1980’s Meadowbrook, courtesy of The Cedar Grove Elks. Stroll the streets at La Festa Italian Street Fair. Enjoy beefsteak at the CG Rescue Squad Fundraiser. Catch “The Revenge of Hamlet” or the Panthers Football game. Read on for the details of these events and others, then get out there and enjoy your weekend!
Where/When: Cedar Grove Community Park, Little Falls Rd & Bortic Rd, Cedar Grove, Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Why Go? Come out and enjoy a fun-filled Community Event with a family atmosphere at Unico’s ‘Old World’ Italian Street Festival, featuring entertainment, food, beverages, rides for kids, games, music, novelties, street vendors and more.
Where/When: Rescue Squad, 651 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove; Friday 6:30 p.m.
Why Go? Support the vital functions of the Rescue Squad and help save lives. Enjoy a Beefsteak dinner with friends, all for a good cause.
Pricing: $29 per ticket, in advance only. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Where/When: 1050 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove; Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
Why Go? Remember the late, great 80’s? Weekends at the Meadowbrook, dancing the night away? Break out your shoulder pads and relive those memories Saturday night as the Cedar Grove Elks Veterans Committee holds a “Return to the Meadowbrook 80’s”, featuring music of that fabulous decade. All proceeds will benefit our veterans, military and wounded soldiers.
Where/ When: Cedar Grove High School, 90 Rugby Rd, Cedar Grove; Friday at 7:00 p.m.
Why Go? Cheer on the Panthers as they take on their rivals MKA under the Friday night lights!
Where/When: Essex County Fleet Maintenance Garage, 99 W Bradford Ave, Cedar Grove; Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Why Go? Essex County residents have the opportunity to safely dispose of waste that cannot be discarded with the regular municipal trash. Bring pool chemicals, paint thinners, pesticides, antifreeze, car batteries, and more. Unlabelled or unidentified substances will not be accepted.
Pricing: Free but proof of Essex County residency is required
Where/When: Montclair Art Museum, 3 S Mountain Ave, Montclair; Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Why Go? Dust off your treasures, unpack the family heirlooms, and bring them to the Montclair Art Museum for appraisal by experienced specialists from Heritage Auction Galleries. Items can be appraised in a variety of categories: comics, coins, currency, fine art, decorative art, jewelry, photographs, sports, and watches.
Pricing: $15 Members, $18 nonmembers, tickets available in advance at The Store at MAM. Ticket entitles appraisal of two items (or photos of a large item).
Where/When: Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair; Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Why Go? Yankee fan and storyteller Andy Strasberg will present the unique tale of his touching relationship with his Yankee hero, Roger Maris. Saturday is also the 50th anniversary of Maris’ 61st home run.
Pricing: $6 admission to the Museum includes the presentation
Where/When: Westminster Arts Center, 449 Franklin St, Bloomfield; Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Why Go? This classic story of betrayal, treason, madness and murder is updated to post-World War II. Hamlet has returned from war, restless and disaffected, to attend University. Summoned home after the death of his father, the King, he faces the marriage of his mother to his uncle, who now claims the throne. When the spirit of his dead father demands revenge, Hamlet faces his own demons and walks the line of madness.
Pricing: General $20 & Seniors/Students $15