Studio Players virtual

Studio Players go virtual with “Superhero Princess Tales”

The set is established through actors’ use of Zoom backgrounds. Hynes’ mother designed costumes, with capes and other pieces handed out in individual bags in the parking lot at Studio Playhouse, where the cast will arrive in a staggered schedule. Actors will also use their own clothes for pieces.

Pods and distance: Shakespeare Theatre opens up

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey uses pre-reserved, widely spaced pods and painted Xs to ensure safety for their charming short plays.

Ife Joseph invents an app for social justice

Ife Joseph, a 10-year-old rising fifth-grader at Hillside School, has invented an app titled "Mental Health for Social Justice," for the MIT Inventor Hackathon.

In brief: dates for Montclair Film Festival, carpool films

Montclair Film announced new dates for the 2020 film festival: October 16-25. Carpool theater films will take place in the South Mountain Reservation July 24-26.
Montclair Orchestra

Culture in brief: Montclair Orchestra starts ‘Your-Rhythmics’ program for young children

The three sessions will be held at 10 a.m. on the following dates: July 22, July 29 and Aug. 5. 

An anti-racism reading list, from MPL

The Montclair Public Library supports the statement of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) in condemning racism; this is MPL's anti-racism resource list.
Harmony Concert

The Harmony Concert: online, doing good

The Harmony Concert, which is totally produced and organized by teens, will take place online on Thursday, July 16, at 7 p.m.

Video: Parents celebrate grads with music

David Greenbaum, working with Eric Bruggeman, Jerry Fried, made a musical video for MHS seniors, with performances by parents, teachers, coaches.

Traditional, futuristic Native American art of Virgil Ortiz

The art of Virgil Ortiz is rooted in Native American traditions, and also futuristic; MAM'S Native American art collection also received a grant.

Lily Vakili Band uses MHS images in video

Lily Vakili wrote "We Got Dreams" before COVID-19 hit, but after hearing her daughter say "Just normal would have been great," the band changed the video to include images of graduating seniors.