International

Montclair celebrates International Women’s Day

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day. Women achieved the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920, but had been marching for it since the middle of the 19th century. Notable...
Winter Solstice

Facts of the Winter Solstice, Dec. 21

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news The Winter Solstice, which is known as the shortest day of the year, happens this year at 11:28 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21. Here are some things to know about it.1....
Kwanzaa

Pride and heritage at Kwanzaa celebration in Montclair

Despite the pouring, chilly rain, an estimated 200 attended the 30th annual Kwanzaa celebration, Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Montclair Public Library..

Alban Hefin: The light of the summer

by Deborah Ann Tripoldi tripoldi@montclairlocal.news The longest day of the year — and no, it’s not a Monday or Black Friday — falls on Wednesday, June 21. Summer begins that day at exactly 12:24 a.m. EDT. The first...
Kaveny

Community in brief: Festival of St. Sebastian coming

The 92nd carnival celebrating the feast of St. Sebastian will take place in Montclair next week, Wednesday, Aug. 22, through Sunday, Aug. 26, at Kaveny Field and Christopher Street. Wednesday through Friday, the festival...
Megillah

Purim is a carnival of identity

The Jewish holiday of Purim investigates identity. Purim carnivals will take place this Sunday, March 17; the holiday begins Wednesday.
Samhain

Samhain: celebrating the time between

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Kids will be looking forward to dressing up and parading in costumes to receive candy. Even some adults may enjoy that. While many people know Oct. 31 as Halloween, in Paganism...

Menorah lighting set for Sunday, Dec. 2

 Chabad of Montclair will host a Grand Menorah Lighting on Sunday Dec. 2, 4:30 p.m., at the Hinck Building Atrium at 486 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair.All are invited to a Hanukkah Wonderland with latkes, doughnuts...
ABCs of Montclair

Fall into fall with the ABCs of Montclair

Get out your phones, your datebooks, your Hipster PDAs — whatever you use — and put down some dates. Fall in Montclair is already hopping, and the season hasn’t even officially started yet!To help...
Ostara

Montclair: springing into a new year

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsThe Gregorian calendar may say the new year begins on Jan. 1, but the new planting season begins in the spring. Some religions reflect that by starting the year in spring.For Wiccans...