And toddlers shall lead them: July 4th in Montclair

By ANTOINETTE MARTIN For Montclair LocalThe young — the very young — shall lead us at the Montclair July 4th parade.The 67th annual parade kicks off Tuesday at 11 a.m. on Bloomfield Avenue, follows a...

Eid-Al-Adha holiday tradition benefits local soup kitchen

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.newsToni’s Kitchen in Montclair was the benefit of 150 pounds of meat recently donated by Peace Islands Institute. The annual donation is in celebration of the Muslim festival of Eid-al-Adha, which...
May Day

May Day tradition is held in Watchung Plaza

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.newsThe 12-foot Maypole draped with colorful ribbons stood in the middle of Watchung Plaza while school children, teachers and parents gathered on the lawn. Another May Day celebration kicked off May...

Photos: Gardens are glowing

Pumpkins, popcorn and a lot of smiles can be seen at Presby Memorial Iris Garden during Gardens Aglow.
gifts

Wrapping gifts, sharing love at Shomrei Emunah

The personal touch makes all the difference when it comes to gift-giving. At Shomrei Emunah, congregants wrapped gifts for charity together .
Community Seder

Montclair’s Bnai Keshet holds Community Seder

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsThis year’s Community Seder at Bnai Keshet will feature a theme of immigration.It’s particularly timely, with the president’s Muslim bans being fought in the courts.And two Bnai Keshet members, Melina Macall and...
Palm

Reenacting the sublime on Palm Sunday: Holy Week begins

Palm Sunday is both joyous and solemn, Montclair clergy say.

PHOTOS: Martin Luther King Jr. Service in Montclair

Photos by Kate AlbrightMontclair held a Martin Luther King Jr. Day service at St. Paul Baptist Church bringing the community together in a celebration of King’s work, and as an inspiration for others to...

Montclair’s July Fourth Parade offered glitz and heart

By ANTOINETTE MARTIN for Montclair LocalLed by a boisterous bunch of marchers from the Montclair Community Pre-K holding signs identifying alumni classes over the last two decades, Montclair’s 67th annual July Fourth parade displayed high...
Halloween

Halloween: Traditional customs, frightful fun

Halloween customs in different traditions, and some new ones, too.