County parks system earns three awards

WEST ORANGE / MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Essex County Parks System received three awards from the New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association on March 7. The African Adventure Giraffe Exhibit and Savanna Cafe at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange and the Essex County Glenfield Park Playground in Montclair were given the Excellence in Design […]

Montclair presents film series on race, civil rights

MONTCLAIR, NJ — For the fourth year in a row, the Montclair History Center, formerly the Montclair Historical Society, will host a film and discussion series on issues related to race, segregation, integration and civil rights. This year, the series will be hyperlocal, with films based in Montclair. All programs are free, thanks to a […]

‘Information Void’ draws 200 attendees

‘Information Void’ draws 200 attendees

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With the threats to reproductive health care access becoming ever more real, according to a press release from NCJW/Essex, a program on Thursday, Jan. 26, “The Information Void: A Discussion of Reproductive Health Education,” drew a crowd of 200 people ready to take action. The program, sponsored by more than 20 organizations […]

Networking luncheon for business owners

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The MetroEast Region of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners is hosting its monthly Networking Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Greek Taverna, 292 Bloomfield Ave. in Montclair. The focus of this event is an attendee show and tell, where the business owners […]

Montclair YMCA Dolphins swimmers splash to success at Princeton invitational

Montclair YMCA Dolphins swimmers splash to success at Princeton invitational

The Montclair YMCA Dolphins entered 84 swimmers  at the DeNunzio Natatorium at Princeton University in an invitational swim meet sponsored by the Princeton Tiger Aquatic Club, Jan. 21-21. The meet featured 1,577 swimmers from 25 teams. More than a quarter of the Dolphins who entered to compete achieved top 10 finishes, including: Aurora Auld, 9; […]

‘Presidents Day for Kids’ with the Montclair History Center

MONTCLAIR, NJ — On Monday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon, the Montclair History Center, formerly the Montclair Historical Society, will host a “Presidents Day for Kids” at the Crane House and Historic YWCA. Through hands-on activities and crafts, children will discover how past presidents, their wives and their children lived. Activities include an […]

McKim’s domestic architecture in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ — On Sunday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m., local architect and historian Mark Wright, of Wright and Robinson Architects, will present “McKim and His Followers: Domestic Architecture in Montclair.” He will speak about the oldest surviving house designed by Charles Follen McKim, founder of the famous 19th-century architectural firm of McKim, Mead & […]

Eyewitness to history: the African-American experience

MONTCLAIR, NJ — On Sunday, Feb. 19, from 1 to 4 p.m., explore 200 years of black history in Montclair and New Jersey through rare firsthand accounts, and primary and secondary source documents. Artifacts include a bill of sale for an enslaved person in the household, an 1800s newspaper, an 1840s New York Knickerbocker magazine, […]