The Weekender: What's Happening in Nutley, Belleville and Beyond
The Nutley Farmer's Market is Open on Sundays!
Here are some of the events happening this weekend in Nutley, Belleville and neighboring towns. To see all the events click on EVENTS on the home page.
WHAT: Belleville Seniors Citizens Friday Club
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: Annointing Mass
WHERE: St. Peters Church , Belleville
WHEN: Saturday 11 a.m. to Noon
WHY GO: The Annointing Mass will be a bilingual and anyone can be anointed whose health is impaired. Through this Sacrament we receive a special outpouring of God’s love, and this Sacrament can also bring about an improvement in our spiritual and physical well-being. After the Mass, we will serve a light lunch in the Rectory.
WHAT: The Thrift Shop at Christ Church
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, which makes them affordable to local area residents and The Care Closet participants.
WHAT: Teen Video Games at the Library
WHERE: Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley
WHEN: Friday 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
WHY GO: Wii, Xbox, or bring your own DS to play each other.
WHAT: Friday Afternoon at the Movies “Slumdog Millionaire”
WHERE: Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley
WHEN: Friday 2 p.m.
WHY GO: A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers.
WHAT: “Sordid Lives”
WHERE: Nutley Little Theatre, 47 Erie Place, Nutley
WHEN: Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.
WHY GO: “Sordid Lives”: A black comedy about white trash! This raucous comedy was nominated for over 30 awards during its long run in Los Angeles. When Peggy, a good Christian woman, hits her head on the sink and bleeds to death after tripping over her lover's wooden legs in a motel room, chaos erupts in Winters, Texas. This play contains adult language and themes, and is not suitable for children.
COST: Tickets are $15, with a $2 discount for senior citizens and students with ID.
WHAT: Nutley’s Farmers Market
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
WHAT: Friday Morning Knitting/Crocheting/Needlework Club
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: Open House - Buzzing Bees Learing Center
WHERE: Buzzing Bees, 122 Broughton Ave, Bloomfield
WHEN: Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHY GO: There are openings for ages 0 to 6yrs . Stop by and meet the teachers and view the school. Spots fill up fast! For more information call Vija at 973-676-2899 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: 4th Wall Theatre Presents “PARADE”
WHERE: 4th Wall Theatre, 449 Franklin Street, Bloomfield
WHEN: Friday and Saturday 8 p.m.
WHY GO: PARADE (Book by Alfred Uhry, Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown) is the true story of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in 1913 Georgia, who was put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Through the difficult process of proving his innocence, Leo and his wife find a new way to love and support each other.
COST: $24 (Gen), $20 (Srs), $15 (Students)
WHAT: Karaoke at Essex Bar & Grill
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: Chess Club
WHERE: Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., Bloomfield
WHEN: Saturday 2 to 3 p.m.
WHY GO: Challenge your skills in chess.
WHAT: Mind and Meditation
WHERE: Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad Street
WHEN: Saturday 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
WHY GO: Introduction to POWERFUL techniques that increase your well-being through:
• Reduced stress
• Increased health & well being
• More ease & joy in personal relationships
• Improved self-esteem
• Greater creativity and clarity of mind
• A deeper sense of community
WHAT: Bloomfield Animal Shelter Adoption Event
WHERE: Bloomfield (John A. Bukowski) Animal Shelter, 61 Bukowski Pl, Bloomfield
WHEN: Sunday 9 a.m.
WHY GO: Special adoption rates will be in effect from June 24-July 31. 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: Free Movie Night – “Jerusalem Countdown”
WHERE: Calvary Chapel of Montclair, 71 Mount Hebron Rd, Montclair
WHEN: Friday 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
WHY GO: When nuclear weapons are smuggled into America, FBI Agent Shane Daughtry (David A.R White) is faced with an impossible task -- find them before they are detonated. The clock is ticking and the only people who can help are a washed up arms dealer (Lee Majors), a converted Israeli Mossad Agent (Stacy Keach) and a by- the-book CIA Deputy Director (Randy Travis).
WHAT: McMillan Music Group Open Mic/Art Event
WHERE: 20 Lackawanna Plaza, 2nd Fl, Montclair
WHEN: Saturday 6 to 10 p.m.
WHY GO: The Open Mic / Art Exhibit is designed to give students and youth an outlet for expression. Communities provide them an audiene by our use of local venues. Come participate at one of our Open Mic events and discover what musical expression is all about. All participating artists register online at FaceBook - McMillan Music Open Mic Event*. For further details and information please contact us at: email@example.com or 908-247-7726. Open Mic is open to all local artists, musicians, poets, dancers, rappers, and performers.
WHAT: Chess at the Library
WHERE: The Café at the Montclair Public Library
WHEN: Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.
WHY GO: All ages and skill levels are welcome to play chess on Saturday afternoons. This is a drop-in group, no registration is required.
WHAT: Montclair Farmers Market
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: Exclusive Fragrance Launch
WHERE: The Secret, 49 Claremont Ave, Montclair
WHEN: Saturday 5 to 10 p.m.
WHY GO: Join International Five Star Author & Speaker, Kalico Jones at The Secret for the World Premiere Launch of "PREMEDITATED" by kali jones (perfume). ENJOY this provocative fragrance that is on the MUST HAVE list of many celebrities. We have opened this to the public to introduce this fragrance, but to also introduce you to Montclair’s best kept "SECRET" and we're giving you a $25.00 gift certificate to come! Located in the CVS strip mall, THE SECRET boasts some of the best treasures in town! Dine & Shop all at the same time! Atmosphere is opulent, chic, sexy and dramatic. For more information call 862-233-6507 / rsvp firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT: Summer Planetarium Shows
WHERE: Newark Museum's Dreyfuss Planetarium
WHEN: Wednesday through Sunday from June 20 through August 19
WHY GO: The Newark Museum's Dreyfuss Planetarium is a dynamic interactive digital theater for learning about space and science. Two exciting planetarium shows will be offered to kids and adults. The Planetarium will feature Zula Patrol 2 at 1:30 & 2:30 p.m. In their latest adventure, a routine fossil-hunting mission launches The Zula Patrol on a rollicking ride into Earth’s past! (Recommended for children ages 5 to 9; 35 minutes) At 3:30 p.m. Heart of the Sun examines the Sun up close, describes how it creates the light that warms us and makes life possible here on Earth, and is used as a source of renewable energy. (Recommended for adults and children ages 10 and up; 35 minutes)
Planetarium Admission: Adults $5; children under 12, seniors, and college students $3. Members: Adults $3, children & seniors $2
WHAT: Classic Albums – Beatles Weekend
WHERE: New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)-(Prudential Hall), 36 Park Pl, Newark,
WHEN: Rubber Soul & Revolver: Friday at 8 p.m.; A Hard Day’s Night & Help!: Saturday at 3 p.m.; Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band & Magical Mystery Tour: Saturday at 8 p.m.; Let It Be & Abbey Road: Sunday at 3 p.m.
WHY GO: Beatles Marathon Weekend A weekend devoted to the Fab Four, including eight timeless LP’s—three albums per show—each recreated cut-for-cut, note-for-note in track order, employing some of the very best studio musicians and vocalists on the scene today.
COST: $25 - $45
WHAT: Exhibit: Listen, Listen, Look, Look
WHERE: Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, Newark
WHEN: Showing through July 21, 2012
WHY GO: Prints, Photographs, Artists' Books and More. Visit this exhibition of recent acquisitions of the Special Collections Division.
WHAT: Hip Hop Learning “Hip Hop 4 Life”
WHERE: 260 Norfolk St, Newark
WHEN: Saturday 11am – 2pm
WHY GO: Hip Hop Learning "Hip Hop 4 Life" is a 6 week course of action that teaches students about the impact that Hip Hop Kulture has on societies in America and throughout the world. The Hip Hop Arts and Sciences will be taught utilizing multi-media technology presentations to guide students to find their life purpose from a Hip Hop perspective. There will be guest presentations and performances from other Hip Hop professionals as well. For more information, contact JahJah Shakur, 908-548-7652.
WHAT: Sunday Jazz Matinee
WHERE: Skippers, 304 University Ave, Newark
WHEN: Sunday 5:30pm – 9pm
WHY GO: Come enjoy our Sunday Jazz Matinee every Sunday featuring a variety of well known and respected regional/local artists including Frank Noviello, Yotam Silberstein, Annette St. John, Marvin Horne, Bill Saxton, and more.
COST: There is a $10.00 minimum purchase during live performances.