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The Weekender: What's Happening in Verona, Cedar Grove and Beyond

This weeks Movie Under the Stars is "Happy Feet Two"

Here are some of the events happening this weekend in Verona, Cedar Grove and neighboring towns.   To see all the events click on EVENTS at the top of this page.   Log into Patch and add your events anytime.

This Sunday the Essex Running Club is sponsoring a Junior Track Meet to introduce children to the sport of running in a low-key and fun atmosphere. The meets are open to boys and girls ages 4-13. The emphasis of the meets is to promote self-confidence, health, sportsmanship and fun. For list of events and pre-registration forms: http://www.essexrunning.org/juniortrackseries/.

 

CEDAR GROVE

WHAT:   
WHERE:  Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plz, Cedar Grove
WHEN:  Friday   2 p.m.
WHY GO:   Need a break from the heat?  Enjoy a family film with the kids every Friday this summer in the cool of the library.  No sign-up necessary.  This week a fun film for all ages  – “Night at the Museum”!   

WHAT:    
WHERE:  
Morgan Farm, 903 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove
WHEN:  Friday  8:30 p.m.
WHY GO:  “HAPPY FEET TWO”   Mumble's son, Erik, is struggling to realize his talents in the Emperor Penguin world. Meanwhile, Mumble and his family and friends discover a new threat their home -- one that will take everyone working together to save them.  (PG  100 min)

WHAT: Cedar Grove Community Church Thrift Shop
WHERE: 65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove
WHEN: Saturday  10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
WHY GO: The Thrift Shop of the Community Church of Cedar Grove will be open for business on Thursdays from 10am to 3pm and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m..  Donations are accepted during shop hours.  For more information, call 857-2762 during shop hours.

 

VERONA

WHAT: 
WHERE:  Denogla School of Irish Dance, 544 Bloomfield Ave, Verona
WHEN:  Call 973-287-6049 or email info@denogla.com 
WHY GO: The DeNogla School of Irish Dance caters to every student, from our dancers just learning to point their toes to our Championship dancers on stage at Worlds.  Our teachers instruct students in a fun supportive atmosphere while preparing them to compete and reach their full potential.  We have classes for beginners of every age from 3 up!  It's never to late to start Irish Dance. 
COST:  $15

WHAT
WHERE: Verona Community Center Annex, 880 Bloomfield Ave, Verona
WHEN: Friday 1 p.m.
WHY GO: Drop in on Fridays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to play or to socialize at the Community Center Annex. No registration required.

WHAT: 
WHERE:  1st Presbyterian Church of Verona, 10 Fairview Ave, Verona
WHEN: Saturday  9  – 10:30 a.m.
WHY GO: Our mission starts and ends with helping you achive your weight loss or fitness goals in a fun, supportive, community rich with people who will encourage you towards your goals. Our free workouts are on Thursdays @ 7pm and Saturdays @ 9am 

WHAT:  
WHERE
:  First Presbyterian Church of Verona, 10 Fairview Ave, Verona
WHEN:  Sunday  10:15 a.m.
WHY GO:  Children's Summer Fellowship begins after the Children's Message on Sunday.   It’s a mini vacation bible school each week.   There will be a craft, snack, fun and of course, God-time!   Have your kids bring a friend!  

WHAT:  
WHERE: Verona Yoga and Wellness Center, 546 Bloomfield Ave, Verona
WHEN: Sunday  7 to 8 p.m.
WHY GO:  The idea is to relax, let go and restore.   The room is dark and candle lit, music is soft and relaxing.  You have a full hour of relaxation postures with the help of props, blocks, blankets and pillows to make you comfortable while you open your hips, chest, shoulders and your mind. This class is Free but we will accept donations each month for a different worthy cause. 

 

MONTCLAIR

WHAT:  
WHERE:  
Van Vleck House and Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair 
WHEN:  Friday  6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
WHY GO: Spend the evening learning about the amazing creatures that are awake when we are asleep. Travis Gale of Wallaby Tales will bring several animals for us to meet and learn about. 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. Pre-registration is requested.  To register, call 973-744-4752 or e-mail education@vanvleck.org.
COST:  $7 per person for Friends; $10 per person for others

WHAT:  
WHERE:   
Watchung Booksellers,  Montclair
WHEN: 
Friday  7 p.m.
WHY GO:   Watchung Booksellers is hosting this panel seminar on the art and business of creating, selling and promoting women’s fiction. Multi-published women’s fiction authors Lisa Verge Higgins (The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship,) Shelley Noble (Beach Colors) and Lisa Dale (A Promise of Safekeeping) will discuss the key elements that define this wide-ranging genre, the details of packaging and promoting, and how to tell if your manuscript has hit the commercial ‘sweet spot.’ Come take notes, chat, ask questions, sip some summer refreshment, and pick up some new reading for the beach or pool.

WHAT:  
WHERE
:  Tapestry Restaurant, 12 Church Street, Montclair
WHEN:  Friday  7 to 10 p.m.
WHY GO:  Romeria Flamenca, a flamenco song and dance troupe led by singer/guitarist Reynaldo Rincon, and featuring Flamenco dancer Willa Bronce as solois returns to Tapastry Restaurant. For reservations, call 973-233-0216.  Enjoy authentic Spanish tapas (small plates), paella and sangria while watching a world class performance.  There is no cover charge.

WHAT:  
WHERE
:  119 Grove St, Montclair, NJ 07042  (On the shady Oak tree knoll overlooking the baseball field)
WHEN:  Friday  6 to 8 p.m.
WHY GO:  Montclair Mud Fun's second annual celebration. Join us for an evening of mud, live African drumming and refreshments. Featuring the barefoot mud stomping dance, the mud blob passing dance, and mud building and sculpting.  Join the audience or join in the activities.  Learn about unfired earthen masonry which includes adobe and cob. Our skin loves mud and this is the proof. Soft, mushy, gooey, sloppy, virgin clay-rich subsoil from upper Montclair. We will be adding to the structure we started last summer. This event is for the general public and all ages.

WHAT:  
WHERE
: 86 Walnut Street, Montclair
WHEN:  Saturday  8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHY GO: Variety fruits and vegetables; organic produce; baked goods; eggs; cheese; frozen meats; seafood; pickles; honey; roasted coffees; specialty food purveyors.

WHAT:   
WHERE:  
Watchung Plz & Watchung Ave, Montclair
WHEN:  Saturday   2 to 5 p.m.
WHY GO:  Bring your instruments! Bring your songs! Bring your whole family!  Let's lift our voices and our spirits together.  Sponsored by the Music Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair

WHAT:  
WHERE:  Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd, Montclair
WHEN:  Sunday   Seating 7:30 p.m. --  Show 8 to  9:45 p.m.
WHY GO: Enjoy some of the area's best rising stars with Special Guests from Comedy Central, HBO, Network TV, XM/Sirius radio, major comedy clubs, casinos, etc.  Comedy -- Fun -- Free Stuff giveaways!
COST:  $15

 

CALDWELLS

WHAT:  
WHERE
: Municipal Lot between Smull and Personette (behind the Caldwell Cinema)
WHEN:  Friday   Noon to 6 p.m.
WHY GO: The market is a seasonal open air market featuring Jersey fresh produce in season as well as specialty vendors offering farm raised meats, locally produced cheeses, pies, breads and other fresh baked goods, gourmet nuts, olive oils, freshly made pastas, and prepared foods.

WHAT  
WHERE:  West Caldwell Library, 30 Clinton Ave, West Caldwell
WHEN:  Friday  1 p.m.
WHY GO:  “The Artist”.   A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. (PG-13   100 min)

WHAT:  
WHERE
:  Art @ 1275 Studio and Gallery, 1275 Bloomfield Ave, Fairfield  (Building 1 #3  Free Parking)
WHEN:  Friday   1 to 5 p.m.
WHY GO:  Come and enjoy a "cool" afternoon viewing the art work - a fun family event.  All welcome. 

WHAT:   
WHERE:  Congregation Agudath Israel of West Essex, 20 Academy Rd, Caldwell
WHEN:  Saturday  9 to 10 a.m.
WHY GO:  The weekly Shabbat Morning Parsha Study group meets with Susan Werk to study the weekly Torah Portion.  There is hidden meaning and learning within each parsha.  Our active, engaged group of adults dissects the words searching for the true meaning of the text, and often applying it to our every-day lives.  

WHAT:  
WHERE:  West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd, West Caldwell
WHEN:  Saturday  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WHY GO:   As a service to Essex County residents, the Clerk’s Office schedules afternoon and evening hours to conduct business in municipalities across Essex County. During these Outreach times, we process only NEW Passports, Notary Public Oaths, and Veterans Peddler Licenses. No other services are available.

WHAT:  
WHERE:  First Presbyterian Church – West Caldwell Campus, 31 Fairfield Ave, West Caldwell
WHEN:  Sunday July 29th, 2012. Students ages 7-10 will take class from 12-1PM and students 11+ will take class from 1:30-2:30PM
WHY GO:  WCBA is a school of Ballet and the Performing Arts, located in the Presbyterian Church of West Caldwell in New Jersey. We offer dance instruction at the highest level, for all students from the Pre-K to High School ages.  For more information on our classes, faculty, and registration, visit our website at www.westcaldwellballetarts.com.

WHAT:  
WHERE
:  Franklin Steak House, 318 Passaic Ave, Fairfield
WHEN:  Monday  4:30 to 11 p.m.
WHY GO:   Come see classic cars. Calandra's Monday Cruise Night has moved to Franklin Steak House going through Sept 2012 weather permitting.

 

NEWARK

WHAT:  Free Lunch and Breakfast for any Child under 18
WHERE
:  Weequahic Park Tennis Courts, Newark
WHEN 8:30 a.m.  (until July 31st)
WHY GO:  Free lunch and breakfast for any child 18 and under – located Elizabeth and Lyons Ave.

WHAT: 
WHERE
:  Lincoln Park, Newark
WHEN:  Friday – Saturday – Sunday
WHY GO:  The music festival will include a range of entertainers performing a wide range of musical forms including those of Jazz, Gospel, House, Hip-Hop and sounds from the African Diaspora; green vendors, arts and craft vendors; local restaurants, organic farmer’s market products.  For children the festival will offer games, storytelling, golf clinics, skateboard clinics and a host of family oriented activities.  The weekend will close with the 35thAnniversary of the Rock Steady Crew with a variety of musical and dance performances including break dancers, graffiti artists, and open- mic battles. Surprise guests entertainers will perform throughout the Festival.

WHAT:  
WHERE:  Riverfront Stadium, 450 Broad Street, Newark
WHEN:   Friday 6:35 p.m.
WHY GO:   Fireworks after the game!  Player autographs & Launch-A-Ball
COST:   $10.  Seniors, 65 years+ take advantage of the Bears Senior Discount, 2 for 1 admission - all season

WHAT:  
WHERE
:  St. John AME Church, 142 Maple Ave, Newark
WHEN:  Saturday  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHY GO:  Help save a life.  There is a critical summer blood shortage.

WHAT:  Make A Solar Energy Charger
WHERE:  Greater Newark Conservancy, 92 Prince Street, Newark
WHEN :  Saturday  9am to 3:30 p.m.
WHY GO:   Create a solar energy charger for cell phones or to charge AA/AAA batteries for your everyday use. 
COST:  $55 and $15 for materials

WHAT:  
WHERE:  Riverfront Stadium, 450 Broad Street, Newark
WHEN:   Saturday   6:35 p.m.
WHY GO:   Sizzling Saturday – African American Heritage Night
COST:   $10.  Seniors, 65 years+ take advantage of the Bears Senior Discount, 2 for 1 admission - all season

WHAT: 
WHERE: 
Lincoln Park, Newark
WHENSunday  10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WHY GORenown Jivamukti yoga teacher Jules Febre will return to Newark to teach his popular Hip Hop Asana class for all in attendance.

WHAT:  
WHERE:  Riverfront Stadium, 450 Broad Street, Newark
WHEN:   Sunday  1:05 p.m.
WHY GO:   Funday Sunday!  Celebrate and honor the Eagles & Negro League
COST:   $10

WHAT:  Dream Big: Read  Summer Reading Programs
Main Library: 
Friday  10:30am - Moonstruck Arts & Crafts; 3:00pm - Quiet Reading Hour
Branch Brook Branch: 
Friday  10:30am - Surprise Activity; 3:00pm - Bingo
Clinton Branch:  Friday  10:30am-Space Lingo Bingo; 12:00pm - Reading Time;  2:30pm - Board Games & Puzzles
Vailsburgh Branch:  Friday  10:30am – Games;  10:30am - Daylight Gardening for Adults; 3:00pm - Sparkling Stars Craft 
North End Branch: Friday  10:30am - Go Batty for Puzzles & Table Games;  2:30pm - Movies to Dream About
Weequahic Branch: Friday  10:30am - Dream to Feel Good Aerobics; 2:30pm - Dreamer Features Movies
Van Buren Branch:
Friday 10:00am - Imagine That! Creative Arts;  3:00pm - In The Night Kitchen with Chef Adam

 

BELLEVILLE

WHAT:  
WHERE
:  Senior Citizens Building, Belleville 
WHEN: Friday 12:30 p.m.
WHY GO: Belleville Seniors meet every Friday, with coffee, buns and bingo following.  New members are always welcome.

WHAT:   
WHERE:  Belleville Library, 221 Washington Ave, Belleville
WHEN:  Friday  2 to 4 p.m.
WHY GO:  Wii, board games, cards…  friendly competition is a good thing!  Gaming for teens every Friday!

WHAT:  
WHERE
:  Belleville Library, 221 Washington Ave, Belleville
WHEN:  Friday  2 p.m.
WHY GO:   Enjoy “HUGO” in the air conditioned library.  Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.(PG 126 min)

WHAT: 
WHERE: New Life Body of Christ, 393 Washington Ave, Belleville
WHEN: Wednesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHY GO: The Thrift Shop at Christ Church sells donated items of new and gently used clothing, household items, and some furiniture. All items are sold at very reasonable prices.

WHAT: 
WHERE
:  River of Life Assemblies of God, 174 Holmes Ave, Belleville
WHEN:  Sunday   11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHY GO:  Now there is a more vivid example of the relationship between God and His people that is seen in the relationship between the potter and their clay.  A Journey to the Potter's House brings you face to face with God in a way that will forever change the way you understand His working in your life. This is one journey you don’t want to miss.

WHAT:  
WHERE
: Brunswick Zone, 679 Washington Ave, Belleville
WHEN: Daily
WHY GO:  Students 18 and younger get one free game of bowling every day in June, July and August.  Join the Bonus Zone and GET FREE GAME coupons right in your inbox.

 

NUTLEY

WHAT:   
WHERE: Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley
WHEN:  Friday  2 to 4 p.m.
WHY GO: “Jack and Jill”    Family guy Jack Sadelstein prepares for the annual event he dreads: the Thanksgiving visit of his twin sister, the needy and passive-aggressive Jill, who then refuses to leave.  (PG 91 min)

WHAT:  
WHERE
:  44 Park Ave, Nutley
WHEN:  Friday   9 a.m.
WHY GO:  The Old Guard meets weekly at the Frank A. Cocchiola Parks Building.  New members always welcomed. Stop in at any Friday meeting and say hello.

WHAT:   Saturday Story Time
WHERE
:  Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley
WHEN:  Saturday  11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WHY GO:  A local area author will read to the children.

WHAT:  
WHERE
:  TNT Fitness, 86 Union Ave, Nutley
WHEN:  Saturday  6 to 7:30 p.m.  
WHY GO:  TNT Fitness is hosting a Bellydancing Event with the great  Gia al Qamar.  There will be light refreshments available. We will also have belly scarves available for purchase.   
COST:  Tickets are $20.00 and are available at the studio for purchase and you can also reserve your spot online via www.tntfitnessstudio.weebly.com

WHAT: 
WHERE: Municipal Parking Lot #1, behind Janette Shop, off of William Street
WHEN:  Sunday  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHY GO:  The Township of Nutley and the Greenutley Committee are proud to announce the return of the Famers Market!    Patrons will once again be able to purchase fresh produce, cheese, artisan breads, organic coffees and teas, pickles and olives and more.   **  In honor of the 2012 Summer Olympics, learn how to eat like a Champion.    A special presentation on making healthier eating choices will make sure you win that Gold medal  **

 

BLOOMFIELD    

WHAT:  
WHERE:  
Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad Street, Bloomfield
WHEN:  
Friday  11 a.m.
WHY GO:   Do you knit, crochet, needlepoint, quilt?  Then come to the Bloomfield Public Library Friday mornings and share your patterns/techniques with other crafters!   Beginners welcome! 

WHAT:  
WHERE:  
Westminster Arts Center, 449 Franklin St, Bloomfield
WHEN:  
Friday  8 p.m.
WHY GO: 
In this hilarious tweaking of the fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea", Queen Aggravain has ruled that none may marry until her son, Prince Dauntless marries. However, she has managed to sabotage every princess that come along. When Sir Harry and Lady Larken learn that they are going to be parents, wed or not, he goes off to the swamps and brings back Princess Winnifred ("Fred" to her friends). The queen is horrified and immediately begins to scheme, but Winnifred, with some help from Sir Harry, the King, and the Jester, isn't going to be quite so easy to get rid of. 
COST:  
$15 adults; $12 students

WHAT:  
WHERE
: 41 Broughton Ave, Bloomfield
WHEN: Friday   8:30 p.m.
WHY GO: Come join the fun with a Great variety of Songs and Talent.  Call for reservations 973-748-6590.

WHAT:  
WHERE
: Bloomfield (John A. Bukowski) Animal Shelter, 61 Bukowski Pl, Bloomfield
WHEN:  Friday, Saturday & Sunday  9 a.m.
WHY GO: All adult cats and dogs will be available for a reduced adoption fee of $25.  Older pets over 3 years will be FREE - "If I'm 3  I'm free." 

WHAT:  
WHERE:  
Bloomfield (John A. Bukowski) Animal Shelter, 61 Bukowski Pl, Bloomfield
WHEN:  
Saturday  1 to 4 p.m.
WHY GO:  
Come down to the shelter and meet some of the adorable kittens in fostercare who will need forever homes. They will be available to go home when they are 8 weeks old and healthy, and will be given a date to return for neuter/spay. All the kittens will be up-to-date on shots and microchipped.  Adoption fee is $100 upon completion of the adoption (after spay/neuter).

WHAT:  
WHERE
:  Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield
WHEN:  Saturday  3 p.m.
WHY GO:  Corinna Sowers-Adler presents an afternoon of Cabaret singing at 3pm on Sunday, July 29. The performance will feature Corinna and special guests from the New Jersey and New York cabaret community.  Cost is $10 per person and includes light refreshments. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

WHAT:  
WHERE
:  Pulaski Park, 24 Mt. Vernon Ave., Bloomfield
WHEN:  Sunday  7:30 p.m.
WHY GO:  Games for the Children followed by a Family Friendly movie. Bring your blankets, chairs! FREE Entrance, Pizza, Popcorn, & Italian Ice!  Bathrooms and Ample Parking will be available!  In case of bad weather contact BloomfieldRecreation.org for instructions.

 


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